Keep the Change : Nirupama Subramanian

March 4, 2011

Damayanti Balachandran “D” is an intelligent Madrasi gal from a conservative Brahmin family. She has been studious, without much fun in school and college. She hates her job and to top her worries, her parents are pestering her to get married. She decides to go for a corporate job in Mumbai. Her life suddenly changes, she has to now deal with corporate madness, her bosses and a size zero room-mate. “D” visits Goa for a corporate training, returns falling in love. Further story is how “D” manages her love, career and betrayal.

Image from Harper Collins site

The plot is nothing new, the story is very predictable. The only savior I felt is the witty humor that keep you smiling throughout the read. If you are, traveling or say you need a relaxing read with “दिमाग की बत्ती off” then this book is an excellent choice. Its not riveting yet not  boring, its witty and time-pass read.

Verdict: I rate this chick flick average, however it is a pleasant read.


Autofocus – Advertisement by E3 Camera

November 22, 2009

All men are born with auto focus function speciality…

Women are so Complicated !!!

November 21, 2009

Locked, tortured by Mumbai father for 7 years

October 2, 2009

Wondering what was wrong with this guy to keep is 2 daughters and wife locked for seven years. Probably some kind of a mental patient. And over all that the guy has the audacity to claim that he did not do anything wrong. Locked up for 7 years, what was the man thinking !!! And over all that neighbours were totally unaware of this. Feel sorry for the folks who get stuck up in this kinda mess for no mistake of thiers. Really sometimes feel blessed to have all good people around.

A Thousand Splendid Suns : Review

September 22, 2009

A Thousand Splendid Suns is Khaled Hosseini’s second book.  His first book Kite Runner is a classic. I regard him to be one of the best storytellers I’ve read. Kite Runner is a must read, for any book lover.

I do not regard A Thousand Splendid Suns to be as good as Kite Runner, but it certainly does not disappoint. Like Kite Runner the story is set in Afghanistan, the story has similar shades of betrayal, suffering and vindication. Here Khaled Hosseini tries to explain the plight of Afghan women, their relationships, the stress they have to go through.

The story is about Mariam, a illicit daughter of a wealthy business man Jalil Khan in Herat. Mariam’s life goes upside down when on her 15th birthday she plans to visit her father. She faces betrayal from her father, her mother commits suicide. At a very young age she is forced to marry an old man Rasheed. Rasheed is already married thrice. Mariam moves to Kabul with Rasheed, slowly her life turns into a living hell.

In the second part a young, lively, pretty girl from Kabul Laila is introduced. She is deeply in love with her childhood sweetheart Tariq. Laila’s life falls apart when her house gets bombarded and she looses her mother and father. She has already lost her brothers in the fight against Russians. Tariq and his family moves to Pakistan, Laila is left alone.

The story of two ladies converges when Rasheed marries Laila. Then the story progresses in an interesting direction.

Khaled Hosseini’s narration is really extra-ordinary. You really feel as if its happening in-front of you. You to sympathize with the fates of the two ladies and numerous Afghanis who have seen their country battered incessantly by Russians, the local war lords, the Taliban and then the US. The Trauma Afghanis have gone through, loosing their kith and kin, their wealth, property and culture to war mongers hungry for power. You really feel thankful to be far away from such insanity.

I certainly would recommend this book, its a great read. It gives one a vivid idea how Afghanistan has transformed from being a peace loving country in early 1980s to an insane state of terror post 2000.

Young Simona Halep under the scanner

July 12, 2009

Read this news today.

Simona Halep has her bust reduced
Junior tennis player gets her 34DD bust reduced
What has Simona been reduced to?

First thought that struck me was Simona Halep is very serious about her tennis career. At age of 17 if she is ready to go under the knife to improve her game.

Then a man’s brain took over, how have I not heard of this lady ? Does she really have biggies ? Let me google a bit kinds.

Found a petition online to the Romanian govt to prevent her going from under the knife. Then found this story on digg. Reading the comments I for once forgot that this lady is a tennis star !!!

With Internet some times things can get very awkward, every move a person make will be under the scanner and the views of all with good or bad intentions be out published for rest of the world to read. And create a impression of the person which may not be really true.

Wondering how would Simona react if she happened to read through these comments. May be just dismiss it or may be think may be think that she should have done this long time ago to get rid of all these perverts.

Anyways All the best with your game Simona.

Nipple rings fall foul of airport check

April 1, 2008

Planning to have body piercing in “sensitive areas” ? Make sure the metal detectors does not beep at the airports.

A woman who claims she was ordered by federal airport screeners to remove her nipple rings with pliers demanded an apology from the U.S. Transportation Security Administration on Thursday.

Nipple rings fall foul of airport check | Oddly Enough | Reuters

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