Fashion Disaster – Film Review

It’s quite late in the day to talk about “Fashion” (Hmm… I seem to be saying that about all the movies I watch!.. Well.. with a toddler in tow, it’s good that I get to watch anything at all!).. but I watched it last night and felt so disappointed that I thought I should write about it to get it out of my system.

It starts well enough with the character of Priyanka Chopra called Meghna Mathur in the film. Meghna Mathur hails from a middle class family in Chandigarh and she lands in the.. well.. Land of Dreams, which is unsurprisingly Mumbai. Then the film takes us through her initial struggle and her big breaks… all ok enough… She also gets together with another struggling model .. Don’t know the actor’s name but he is cute and has done a good job. Continue reading “Fashion Disaster – Film Review”

Autobiographies

I have thumbed through some autobiographies over the years and have always come away feeling touched, inspired, enriched.

What always amazes me is how contrasting our perceptions of celebrities, leaders, luminaries can be to what they actually might be. Continue reading “Autobiographies”

The Music Room

The Music Room by Namita Devidayal is a beautiful book. The book unveils the journey of a girl (Namita) living in Mumbai and studying in an English school and discovering, accepting and loving a parallel world of classical music.

The author unfolds the story lovingly and languidly. The narrative is carefully peppered with research related to music though it is done in a storylike or anecdotal fashion. The story doesn’t drag anywhere and keeps you engrossed throughout. Though the book deals with classical music, which is not a layman topic, it never bores the reader. It rather enriches the curious or awestruck mind.

I would recommend it to everyone interested in a good read.

San Francisco Diary

San Francisco is a pretty coastal city. I and my husband Harshad went there late 2007 to attend the Oracle OpenWorld conference which is held at Moscone Center every year.

San Francisco is a west coast city in the US and we travelled from India on a direct Mumbai-New York flight. We spent a couple of days with friends at the east coast. Apart from New York we also visited Washington DC , tales of which I will recount elsewhere. Both these cities had very cold weather (it rained in NewYork) and I caught a cold and the beginnings of flu inspite of all the layers of clothing. We left for San Fransisco very early on Sunday morning. I suffered from a horrible ear ache (which is quite common in air travel) during the flight inspite of the usual remedies of sweet-sucking and yawning. I had not yet recovered when we reached San Francisco at 2PM on Sunday. Continue reading “San Francisco Diary”

Conference on Java Technology,2007

IndicThreads Conference On Java TechnologyI am pleased to inform you about the IndicThreads.com Conference On Java Technology 2007 that will be held on 26th and 27th October 2007 at Pune, India.

The conference is an independent event with indepth vendor-neutral technical sessions about Web Services, Ajax, SOA, EJB, Mashups, Frameworks, JSF, Data Caching, Dependency Injection, Patterns and various other aspects of Java software development.

The event is a gathering of the best Java brains in the business and a place to learn from technology thought leaders about the latest and greatest in Java technology. It is also a great place to network and meet like-minded people from across companies and industry segments.

Registrations for the IndicThreads.com Conference On Java Technology 2007 are open. Register now to grab the early bird discount that closes on the 30st of Sep 07.

The conference website is http://conference.indicthreads.com. Do check it out.

Brightlands Resort, Matheran – Nothing Bright about them!!

This article is about a disastrous trip to Brightlands, Matheran. I share my experiences with you with the hope to save trusting souls who book a package at Brightlands.

I and my husband Ankush were very excited about this trip. We went to the Brightlands office in Pune and booked a 2 nights 3 days Deluxe AC, all meals inclusive package from 18th May to 20th May. Continue reading “Brightlands Resort, Matheran – Nothing Bright about them!!”