The Lakh-Ten Lakh-Crore system is confusing enough for those of us who have been taught the Thousand-Hundred Thousand-Million system. We use the Thousand-Hundred Thousand-Million system in our daily routine (work and conversations) and that makes us roll our eyes every time amounts are denoted in Lakh-Ten Lakh-Crore.
NOW… we have Hundred Lakh?? When did Hundred Lakh get added to the South Asian numbering system? This is just making shit up. As if things weren't confusing enough already.
161 Lakh > 16100000 > 16,100,000 (Sixteen Million One Hundred Thousand) > 1,61,00,000 (One Crore Sixty One Lakh).
PLEASE NOTE: I am not a fan of Pranab
Moorakh jee Mukherjee. I think he is an imbecile. I am not a Congress supporter. Furthermore, YES - Routine maintenance and upkeep DOES cost. However, the extravagance in this case is over the top. I do believe that this amount could have been better utilised.
There are comments on the 'news' article and the entire tone is set as if Pranab Mukherjee and members of the Congress took the money and deposited it in their respective Swiss Bank Accounts (do go through the comments and see for yourself).
It is a bit surprising because Belgaum is in Karnataka and Congress is NOT the ruling party in the state. Maintenance of the Circuit House is a function of the State PWD. Further, use of the words 'used just for an hour' in the headline is completely unnecessary and (judging from majority of the comments) misleading.
It may be worth pointing out that the Circuit House wasn't just erected / renovated for the President's one hour stay. The structure will be used for visits by various officials. That's why it is there in the first place. The use may be for official or unofficial purposes - will discuss that at a later time.
I am not suggesting that no one made money when deciding which contractors or suppliers will be enlisted to carry out the renovation. In all likelihood commission / gifts / favours would have been exchanged. Frown upon it as much as you want but that is how things get done (not just in India, btw). My personal views on that will be a topic for another post, some other time.
Charag Hasan Hasrat…
Yaa rab! Gham-e-hijraan mein itna to kiya hota
Jo haath jigar pe hai vo dast-e-duaa hota
Ik ishq ka gham aafat aur uss pe ye dil aafat
Yaa gham na diya hota yaa dil na diya hota
Gairon se kahaa tum ne gairon se suna tum ne
Kuch ham se kahaa hota kuch hum se suna hota
Ummeed to bandh jaati taskeen to ho jaati
Vadaa na vafaa karte vadaa to kiya hota
Nakaam-e-tamannaa dil iss soch mein rahta hai
Yoon hota to kya hota yoon hota to kya hota
As with every Season, my favourite parts are:
Isaak Sirko (Ray Stevenson) - Excellent addition to the Season.
Louise Greene (Josh Cooke) - Extremely disappointed. This character could have been so much better/stronger.
Hannah McKay (Yvonne Strahovski) - Another good addition. Being easy on the eyes definitely helps. Reminds me a bit of Lila (Jamie Murray) from Season 2. Hannah is definitely better. A sensible strong female character that isn't totally dependent on Dexter. Just one episode - Episode 10 - The Dark… Whatever - where (in my view) the character slipped.
Nadia (Katia Winter) - Simple character included in a few episodes. Serves the purpose and then exits the Season.
Maria LaGuerta (Lauren Vélez) - The ugly annoying cunt dies at the end of the Season. Clink.
Debra Morgan (Jennifer Carpenter) - Still don't like her. I can't figure out why she has to be such a loser. Depressing confused character.
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Seriously, what's the big deal??
There is no shortage of real/actual issues in India. There are plenty of issues/controversies to use against this government and its set of ministers. Making an issue out of this (use of Mr. / Shri) is childish, pointless and ridiculous.
Straighten out your priorities.
Today my Twitter feed went crazy after the shooting incident (Connecticut) was reported. Everyone is 'appalled'.
I am disgusted/disturbed… but my reasons extend beyond the loss of innocent lives.
My reasons are:
These are equally 'appalling' incidents that happened around the same time. Yes, I understand that in the Connecticut incident there were deaths… but is it necessary to wait for something as extreme as DEATH for people to get appalled and feel the need to take corrective/preventive/decisive measures??
It is evident that a lot of effort had been taken to present a balanced/unbiased view. An effort to make a film on a very real issue. Not many film makers manage to get that right. Actually, not sure if many film makers even care about getting that right. Prakash Jha should be appreciated for the effort, at least.
What I did not understand:
What would have made this film EXCELLENT:
Yes, I am aware that VoIP is not a new technology.
BlackBerry's BBM Voice is now out of Beta and available on App World for download. Just tried it out and it works as advertised. Now… if they could have this working over the mobile network as well and not just limited to WiFi…
Vo har maqaam se pahle vo har maqaam ke baad
Sahar thi shaam se pahle sahar hai shaam ke baad
Har inqalaab-e-mubaarak har inqalaab-e-azaab
Shikast-e-jaam se pahle shikast-e-jaam ke baad
Mujh pe itni tavajjo mujh se itna gurez
Mere salaam se pahle mere salaam ke baad
Charaag-e-bazm-e-sitam hain humara haal na poochh
Jale the shaam se pahle bujhe hain shaam ke baad
Ye raat kuchh bhi nahin thi ye raat sab kuchh hai
Tuluu-e-jaam se pahle tuluu-e-jaam ke baad
Vahi zubaan vahi baaten magar hai kitna farq
Tumhaare naam se pahle tumhaare naam ke baad
Hayaat giriyaa-e-shabnam hayaat raqs-e-sharar
Tere payaam se pahle tere payaam ke baad
Ye tarz-e-fiqr ye rang-e-sukhan kahaan 'Qabil'
Tere kalaam se pahle tere kalaam ke baad
The headline suggests that this was supposed to be a gift. Being disappointed is one thing. Approaching the police to register a case (over a gift) is just pathetic. Of course, it would be different if fake gold was intentionally misrepresented as real gold and then SOLD to her. In that event 'feeling cheated' and approaching the police would make sense.
the shameless greedy money hungry gold digging bitch Fathima believe that she is owed the gold in the first place??? Suppose she received a fake LV bag from someone as a wedding gift. Is she going to sue the relative and "expect" a real LV bag?!?
A gift of fake gold sovereigns can be frowned upon - for sure. But someone needs to tell
the bitch Fathima that the world does NOT owe her a living. She can not legally force her father to give her a gift that she "expects".
Observation - There is an extremely liberal use of commas in this book. Annoying.
Finally… the ship wreck. :)
I don't have a problem reading about human mutilation or watching Tarantino flicks laced with blood/gore/amputation/dismemberment - That's all fine. BUT, wild animals maiming / feasting on other animals is just horrid / disgusting (for me).
To cope with a hyena seemed remotely possible - WTF?! (not the first WTF moment in the book, but just felt like highlighting this one).
The only reason I didn’t stand up and beat it off the lifeboat with a stick was lack of strength and stick, not lack of heart - Ahem… Sure! Whatever helps you sleep at night.
My feelings can perhaps be imagined, but they can hardly be described - Then STOP describing it and lets move on to the talking tiger!!
A masala dosa with a coconut chutney-hmmmmm! Even better: oothappam! HMMMMM! Oh! I brought my hands to my mouth-IDLI! - Bloody irritating Madrasi. Could we please move on with the tiger?
10 or so orange life jackets, each with an orange, beadless whistle attached by a string - Why was it difficult to get the exact number of life jackets? You bothered to count everything else, why couldn't you count the exact number of life jackets? I think it's a fair enough question, given that the list includes 1 solid lifebuoy with an inner diameter of 40 centimetres and an outer diameter of 80 centimetres, and an attached rope AND 1 notebook with 98 lined pages.
Perhaps the life jackets were too close to Richard Parker. But didn't you count them later or was this the time when basic arithmetic failed you? OR did you feel THIS was irrelevant to your detailed account of events (rolls eyes)?
all the while cursing my stupidity - Trust me, laddie - you aren't the only one cursing your stupidity.
At the sight, in shock and surprise, my legs gave way beneath me and I practically fell into the locker - Hang on! So… you were fine with the hyena and the tiger but your legs gave way when you saw a rat?!
Your stupidity shines even more brightly in your stupid plans. Why would you want to finish him off with the sewing needles? That knife between your teeth is not for you to floss with. From your inventory list: 1 large hunting knife with a solid handle, a pointed end and one edge a sharp blade and the other a saw toothed blade. Definitely a better option than sewing needles, don't you think?
Ok… I have had enough of this bullshit. Just scanned through (advantages of an ebook) and the tiger doesn't speak until Page 109 - 110 or such (the book is only 146 pages). I have put up with 88 pages of absolute nonsense to find out that the tiger chat will last for only 37 pages (at best) interrupted by ramblings of the crazy boy.
Right now, I don't care if the bloody tiger is going to recite Ghalib!
Not wasting anymore time on this. Will go home and re-read Wilbur Smith.
Started off with the book. First 10 pages (or so)… not happening. Three-toed sloth, swimming pools, comparing natural surrounding to a zoo… I don't get it.
Wondering what is the point of this book? But then it's only been 24 pages. Feels like a lot more.
45 pages later… I can't understand how this crap managed to get published in the first place.
Will read the rest tomorrow (yes, I am extremely curious).
THAT is the definition.
Now, here is an article from TOI:
How can this be indigenously created when the parties involved have issued statements like:
Dikhaawon pe mat jaao… apni akal ladaao.
The cool people at College Humor have put in a lot of effort trying to explain the entire thing in simpler terms so even
FaceBook users the dumb users might have a chance to understand it.
That kid is never going to forgive her parents.
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Sridevi, after all these years - refreshing.
I would say the film is watchable. Could have been a lot better. Probably I didn't like it as much because I was expecting something different from the film. Some parts are actually quite good, but that gets evened out by some rather over the top sequences. The cafe sequence was ridiculous.
Was extremely disappointed by the maker's bastardised version of Mind Your Language.
This isn't the first time anti RIM posts have been published. I will admit that at times, there have been valid reasons for bad-mouthing RIM and/or its products, [lack of] certain features/specifications. There have been posts where the sole reason for the rant is personal preference for another device.
But now it has come to a point where editors at Gizmodo will take up just anything about RIM and publish a negative post. I can't think of any reason why Casey Chan would put up this ridiculous post - Caption This Dumb Picture of RIM’s CEO Taking a Picture with a BlackBerry 10 Device at a Basketball Game.
Honestly, I don't see anything funny/confusing/'dumb' about the picture that seems to have caused Chan to have a laugh riot. That said, there ARE some pictures that I DO find dumb (see below). I wonder what Chan would have to say about these:
SRK ghatiya filmen karta rahega… jab tak hai jaan, jab tak hai jaan.
The film successfully highlights the complete absence of logic in film-making. Crap. Don't watch.
Absolutely no character development. The film didn't have to be THAT long given that there really wasn't much of a story to tell or a plot to follow.
I didn't have a choice. I had to watch it (sister is a big fan… yes – same old story). BUT if you do have a choice - don't watch this crap.
In addition to finding this film stupid, illogical, and a complete waste of time – I also found it cheap. Not in terms of production value, but in the way some scenes/dialogues were shot.
I am definitely NOT a prude, but there are ways to depict scenes in a film so that they don't come across as crude/vulgar/cheap. At times film-makers get it right. At times they get it wrong. Then there are some cases where they intentionally get it wrong (shock value).
In my view, there were some scenes / sequences in this film that came across as cheap. It did seem (to me) that this was unnecessary and rather pathetic.
Samar moves from London. But before that he 'challenges' god. The whole thing is rather stupid, if you think about it. IF Samar really wanted to rubbish Meera's belief (rolls eyes), then all he had to do was snip off one wrong wire while defusing any of those 100 odd bombs that he had been attending to.
Samar would die, Meera-God Deal Making bullshit would be proved wrong. Samar would have made his point and won the argument. Of course, an added advantage would be – the film would have been significantly shorter.
But, as SRK would put it – Haar kar bhi jeetne waale ko baazigar kehte hain… he doesn't cut off the wrong wire. NOT ONCE!
The idiot doesn't understand that by staying alive he is further validating Meera's pointless argument.
Treating a patient suffering from Retrograde Amnesia – What would be a more 'sensible' option to help trigger the patient's memory?
Option 1 - Telling him the truth and exposing him (in a controlled / supervised manner) to the events/places/people that he seems to have forgotten.
Option 2 - Setting up an elaborate lie and convincing him about - Events that never happened. Life he never lived. Family that doesn't exist.
Had the intention been to 'trigger' Samar's memory – The doctors could have started off with showing him the 'documentary' that was filmed by Akira. Failing which, they could have given Samar the journal he has kept (in his own handwriting).
Surely these would have a better chance of triggering Samar's memory as opposed to the bullshit they ended up doing.
If one does opt for the second option – clearly the recovery of the patient's memory is NOT the priority. The priority (in this film) was possibly to give some more screen time to Katrina Kaif.
retarded morons film-makers would just use their brains, there could have been a much better way of accomplishing that (more screen time for Katrina) without using this illogical 'twist'.
I have read the news article a couple of times, and … I still find it difficult to swallow.
What nonsense! It's not as if the vehicles were commandeered in the course of a pursuit. They need the vehicles for monitoring / observing the state elections!
If the officials need cars, let them get the cars from the rental agencies. Lease them, rent them, buy them. You can't have cops confiscating private vehicles without the consent of the owner.
For now, BBM Voice is available ONLY over WiFi. No 2G / 3G / 4G support.
THAT time of the month OR another frustrated
bitch wife OR just another crazy Republican??
Err… like the way Anna changes his mind after every other press conference / core group meeting?!? Nautanki saala.
In other news
As if to prove the point that Digvijay Singh was trying to make, Rakhi Sawant responded - "He will now know, what I can do. I am in talks with a lawyer and will definitely drag Singh to the court for insulting a woman. Why don't they concentrate on their work rather than talk about others in a derogatory manner".
I am not a fan of the politician, but I think Singh's tweet was pretty cool / funny.
BTW, I missed out on the TOI typo - Screenshot below:
Vo ahad ahad hi kya jise nibhaao bhi
Humaare vaada-e-ulfat ko bhool jaao bhi
Bhalaa kahaan ke hum aise gumaan vaale hain
Hazaar baar hum aayen humen bulaao bhi
Bigad chalaa hai bahut rasm-e-khudkushi ka chalan
Daraane vaalo kisi roz kar dikhaao bhi
Tumhaari neend mein doobi hui aankhon ki qasam
Humen ye zid hai ki jaago bhi aur jagaao bhi
The price – USD 1,130 for the Silver edition, or USD 1,990 for the Gold edition [Link].
What a waste…
Labels: Crap Gadget
Just wanted to point out that the poster is err… inspired.
About the film – Waste of time. The plot is… nothing much to talk about, really. The film is rubbish and the execution is pathetic.
Kareena 'can't act' Kapoor is her usual talentless self. I don't even think she is good looking. Nope, not even average. I find her ugly. But there are plenty who don't, so they can watch her pathetic attempt at 'dancing' while they listen to the horrid Halkat Jawaani item song (Thuuu… Some people have no taste).
Message for Madhur Bhandarkar – Phir puraani wahi kahaani… Same shit story, same crappy treatment, same nonsense, same gay/bisexual characters.
Seriously mate, have you ever interacted with a gay individual? This may come as a shock to you, but it is not a necessity for every gay man to behave like Karan Johar. Not every fashion designer / stylist is gay. And having a limp wrist is NOT a pre-requisite for being gay.
Why bother making films? You should consider working with Ekta Kapoor and churning out same crappy Star Plus soap episodes, day after day. And when you finally have a good story / plot – THEN make a film.
I have been trying really hard - for a few years now, to avoid putting up crap like this. But… just can't help it anymore. So here goes:
This was posted on a forum yesterday:
Not to put too fine a point on it, but… you were there. Did YOU get out and intervene?
It's not like YOU did anything about it. Other than sit and watch the 'live action'.
Perhaps I should give you the benefit of doubt.
Perhaps it wasn't your intent to highlight the 'no one gives a damn' or the 'why should I bother' attitude of the people. Perhaps you weren't criticising the attitude of the other motorists who did not jump to help the sparring parties or intervene to solve the problem. Perhaps you honestly just wanted to give an account of what you witnessed. Perhaps…
The primary reason for me not being able to extend the benefit of doubt to you is - THIS ISN'T the first time you have said or done something like this. I DO know you. We have interacted personally. I HAVE been reading your posts for YEARS now. I KNOW EXACTLY what you intended to highlight towards the end of that post.
Seriously mate, this is NOT cool. Stop it.
Dikhaawon pe mat jaao. Apni akal ladaao.
cunts Panchayat is of the opinion that a girl and a boy can get connected / involved via mobiles and that may lead to unnecessary problems for the family.
For a second, let us all believe that there is absolutely no other way / medium through which a boy and girl may be able to get 'connected / involved'. Now my question to the 'elders' of Bhandarez is - Why prohibit just the girls from using mobile phones? Why not prohibit the boys as well??
Wouldn't it be 'ultimately for good' if the mobiles were taken away from the boys as well?
Bharat maata ki… (for the ones who want to make an issue over that phrase - its a song, you fucking retard).
Duniya mein chutiyon ki kammi nahin hai.
Himesh Reshammiya should not be allowed to sing… ANYTHING.. EVER AGAIN!
Anyone who wants to contest that statement should first try listening to Sari Sari Raat. Here is the thing – with a decent singer… scratch that - with an average singer – perhaps this song could have been tolerable. Even hummable. Himesh has raped this song. Fucked it up real bad. Beyond repair.
Hookah Bar - Which idiot composed this song?! Who the hell penned such idiotic lyrics?! Tera pyaar – hookah bar (wtf yaar?!!!).
Complicates the US Presidential Race?! IS THAT really the primary concern?? I am pretty sure the devastation caused by the storm - and its potential to cause further devastation -deserves a much higher priority than its effect on the presidential campaign. Even the President has termed it a 'Major Disaster' and he isn't referring to his election campaign.
Labels: Think About It
Labels: Cell Phones
Richard Mourdock - YOUR miserable existence is actually a very strong point for everyone to FAVOUR abortion. If your mother had opted for an abortion (when you were conceived), then we all would have been spared from reading your bullshit views.
Perhaps when you get beaten up on the road, your security detail should just step back and say - this is something God intended to happen, and watch you get beaten to
Such remarks being made by someone once considered to be a financial genius… rather pathetic.
I really don't see what being poor has to do with being honest. I seriously doubt if any correlation exists or can be proven.
Its not as if the banks are giving them a tough time or being hesitant because they doubt the honesty of the borrower. The bank couldn't care less if the borrower is honest or not. The bank is more concerned about repayment and THAT is the reason for hesitation.
I have so much more to say on this, but can't seem to word it properly. I can't put it down without the risk of being termed an 'elitist'.
Sigh… fucking peasants.
Vahi phir mujhe yaad aane lage hain
Jinhen bhulaane mein zamaane lage hain
Vo hain paas aur yaad aane lage hain
Muhabbat ke hosh ab thikaane lage hain
Sunaa hai humen vo bhulaane lage hain
To kya hum unhen yaad aane lage hain
Hataaye the jo raaste se doston ke
Vo patthar mere ghar mein aane lage hain
Ye kehna tha un se muhabbat hai mujhko
Ye kehne mein mujh ko zamaane lage hain
Qayaamat yaqeenan qarib aa rahi hai
'Khumar' ab to masjid mein jaane lage hain
Jaahilon ki kammi nahin hai…
Click on the image for full size picture.
Desecrating? Really? And what about the graffiti the visitors put up on the structure in Agra? Isn't THAT desecration?
The proposed structure is going to be a hotel. Not a time-machine or a teleportation portal. It's similar to buying a miniature replica of the Taj and giving it to your girlfriend. She doesn't expect you to change the course of the Yamuna OR shrink the river to go along with the miniature replica.
Typical. Money money money. Is that all you think about? Here is something for you to think about -
Not enough, want some more?
Does the Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces (Owned by Tata) pay royalty to the Taj city for using its brand name? To the best of my knowledge - and with a quick Google search, I couldn't find any evidence that suggests it does.
In all honesty, it was a lazy search. Then again, I am not the one making the ridiculous demand. BUT it would serve your purpose if you could find out whether Taj Group does pay royalty or not. If it doesn't, then ask them to pay. If it does - please cite that and THEN demand a royalty from Taj Dubai.
Suggestion - Think before you
History is 'artificially duplicated' all the time, you nut case! If you want to give a quote, please make sure you know what you are talking about and use the right phrases.
Hurts our sentiments - Get a new line!
Belittle the original through a fake model - How come you haven't said the same thing for the countless miniature replicas selling away all over the world!? Don't those little fake models 'belittle 5,000 years of Indian excellence'?
Everybody has been doing it for ages. The tourism industry, the film industry, poets, street vendors. And NOW you are deeply hurt?
Dikhaawon pe mat jaao. Apni akal ladaao… Aur iss reporter ko quotes dene waalo - tum sab to doob ke mar jaaao!
I am pretty sure that Rajpal Saini's great grandfather and great great grandfather didn't have one either. It would be safe to assume that their cause of death wasn't cited as 'Not owning a mobile phone'. Extending Mr. Saini's logic - NO ONE should own a mobile phone!
Does anyone want to guess what Rajpal Singh Saini thinks about the Internet?
Ends up waiting for 6 years and 6 months.
Waits for another 6 years.
According to the article, Bombay High Court dissolved the 'marriage' on 11 October 2012. Err… not to put too fine a point on it, but July 2011 to October 2012 - Definitely over 6 months.
There must be some men reading this news article and thinking '23 years! Damn. I guess I will just strangle her now and take my chances with the murder trial'.
Man to friend - Have you ever considered divorcing your wife?
Friend replies - Divorce - No. Murder - Yes!
I am bored and the blog needed an update. Just put this up for the fuck of it. There is a reason why the label for this one is Rambling / Revelations and NOT Think About It.
So all NASA had to do, to ensure the safe return (to earth) of its astronauts was:
In all honesty, I don't see the point (of NASA's space missions or of Felix's jump). With all these people flooding Twitter, the media coverage – there must be something about it (*scratches head… I don't see it, but – there must be something there, right?) I am sure my blog post doesn't matter (to Felix or to anyone else). As I mentioned earlier – I am bored.
The guy was travelling faster than sound – well, if he landed SPLAT on the floor and we could still hear him talking – then PERHAPS I wouldn't contest the claim (nah. Actually I would suggest that there was a lag in the network).
You know what would be really nice? The footage of this jump being used in the next advertisement for Sprite. Voice-over while the Space Jump footage is being played - "This is BULL shit! <Pause> Sprite… Bujhaaye only pyaas. Baaki sab bakwaas".
Just when Ana decided to shut up (boy, did he take his time), we have another 'activist' barking away.
Doesn't this sound like one of those Star News / India TV type bullshit 'exclusives'??
Please note - I am not suggesting that the DLF dealings (referred to by
duffer Shri Kejriwal) are corruption free. For every deal (big or small) favours are extended and expected. It would be highly improbable (not impossible… but definitely improbable) if rules weren't twisted around OR wheels / palms weren't greased to facilitate big deals.
Neither am I suggesting that the Government > DLF > Vadra deal is laced with corruption / commission / consideration / facilitation fee / gifts.
All I want to say is - If Kejriwal does possess evidence to back his statements - there is absolutely no need to build up such a hype and demanding inquiries and investigations WITHOUT presenting the evidence. The clown and his 'demands' would be taken more seriously if he would just provide the evidence at the same time he was barking out those statements. Its just common sense.
The point of this post is NOT to defend Vadra / DLF (as I have mentioned earlier). The point is simply to highlight that Kejriwal is an attention whore.
He may or may not have any evidence. The evidence may or may not be concrete. The only thing that is clear (beyond doubt) is that Kejriwal is seeking (and getting) publicity and the media footage. IF his intention was to bring corrupt officials to justice, he wouldn't have focussed on the hype. He would have presented the evidence while he was barking out those accusations.
Accusations may be proved or thrown out. I just hope that people do see this clown for what he really is.
Dikhaawon pe mat jaao. Apni akal ladaao…
Krishan Bihari Noor...
Zindagi se badi sazaa hi nahin
Aur kya jurm hai pataa hi nahin
Itne hisson mein bat gayaa hoon main
Mere hisse mein kuchch bachcha hi nahin
sach ghate yaa bade to sach na rahe
jhooth ki koi intehaa hi nahin
jad do chaandi mein chaahe sone mein
aainaa jhooth bolta hi nahin
Have been busy, stressed out, worked up, pissed off…
Tend to get that way when I can't find a solution for a problem. It gets significantly worse when there are multiple issues. In my (failed) attempts to find time for every one, I now have no time for myself.
Itne hisson mein bat gayaa hoon main,
Mere hisse mein kuchch bachcha hi nahin.
I am not trying to be difficult. This is a genuine question - How will Mr. X manage to get any sleep when everyone around Mr. X is:
This 'pillow' could also result in a Social Networking outage. Can you imagine the congestion on networking sites like Twitter / FaceBook, because of the flood of mobile pics being uploaded with the caption 'Retard'!
Done with the first 10 episodes.
An FBI agent discussing cases with his wife could be tolerated (perhaps). BUT - Involving her in active investigations? Taking her along for stake-outs?? Wouldn't it have been easier (and believable) to just have Elizabeth Burke (Tiffani Thiessen) working for the FBI instead of being an Event Planner??
That is just one of the problems I have with the show. There is plenty more. For instance - 'Six years ago, Neal and I exchanged pagers'. Yes, the Pager thing being a warning sign and all that was a bit far fetched. But what really had me chuckling was - it didn't take much for Ellen (Judith Ivey) to give up the information on Neal (Matt Bomer). That was REALLY idiotic.
There are plenty of 'Yeah, right!' moments in most of the episodes - but it WAS watchable, until Sam Phelps (Treat Williams) makes an appearance with his set of conditions and paranoia. That makes Peter Burke (Tim DeKay) and Neal even more paranoid than they already were. Some of the behaviour exhibited is absolutely childish.
Why bother getting new characters and new twists? Would be nice if the writers could just focus on coming up with better plots for the episodes. How about some effort in reducing the number of sequences that has one rolling one's eyes? A new character, who turns out to be Neal's father?! Is this a Star Plus Soap Opera??
Not interested in continuing with this series.
One less label for my blog. This is being clubbed with the TV label.
Honestly, wasn't expecting much out of Part 2. Part 1 was good. Surprisingly, Part 2 was even better.
Considering the running time of the film(s), I found them evenly paced. I may not have been at the edge of my seat, but I was definitely not bored. Not once.
Not for everyone.