Tuesday, May 26, 2015


I wasn't born in that country, but I have always found the Indian passport to be a hindrance for me (personally). Perhaps this isn't a global phenomena. I have no way of being sure about that. Perhaps this is just limited to the region of my present residence. Of course, it is definitely better than a Paki or a B'deshi passport, but that's not saying much, now is it?

As far as the generalised statement of Modi goes… They ALL wanted to leave the country for better opportunities - I am not entirely sure how he knows about EVERYONE, but as far as better opportunities are concerned, a majority would STILL want to benefit from better opportunities. That's just common sense. I don't need to conduct or cite a survey for this.

Now they are ready to return even if they earn less in India than abroad - Again, I don't know how the PM can make this claim. If at all that is a fact, then the reasons for someone willing to accept a lower pay should be examined.

There could be plenty of factors. One of which could be that this individual (or group of individuals) feel India is better than the country they currently reside in. This is only ONE of the MANY possibilities. It seems that this is the only one Modi is willing to accept and harp about, conveniently ignoring ALL THE OTHER possibilities - including but not limited to - Legal problems in the country of current residence. Family issues. Retirement. Enough money saved and now no need to slog in that country. Wanting to be closer to family / extended family.

Speaking just for myself here - I have not felt any change in mood with respect to India. I am just as disgusted (if not more) with the Indian politics as I was a year ago. Or two years ago. Or 20 years ago.

I genuinely feel that it would help (Modi and his 'government') if Modi could keep a check on his blabbering. Unnecessary scandalous/sensational statements should be avoided. I am sure Modi's PR team can cook up better ways of keeping this attention-whore in the news.

Monday, May 25, 2015


Just watched the pilot. Seems rather lame.

Won't bother with this series.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Monday, May 18, 2015

Fast And Furious 7

Letty (Michelle Rodriguez) is horrible (in terms of looks and the character).

For most parts, the film was an ok watch. I would say, it was fun till the Etihad Tower sequence. After that, I was just bored and felt the film should've ended around that time. It seemed needlessly stretched out.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

The Blacklist - Season 2


Agent Keen is an emotional wreck (and an idiotic agent). The quality of the cases has been deteriorating and the last few episodes of this season should've been dumped in the trash and never aired.

Hope Season 3 is better.

The Forger


Loved it (and the painting was breathtaking).

Took me a while to complete this, as I had to watch this in bits (personal issues), yet this was an enjoyable film (for me).

Monday, May 4, 2015

Kingsman - The Secret Service

A very welcome and enjoyable flick.

This is for those of us who have been missing the proper bond films (and the villains in those films). Those of us who don't consider the recent James Bond films as bond films.

This one checks all the boxes - Wit, Language, Gadgets, Cars / Planes, Insane plot (although… I fully support the idea. Much like I have always supported almost every bond villain's idea), Crazy villain to go with the insane plot.

Fun film. Enjoyable.

The Gambler

Excellent film!

Enjoyed watching this. Every frame.