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Dhan ta nan

I liked Kaminey. (I am talking about the movie and not general kaminey in the world).
Content wise the movie bears resemblance with many other movies dealing with the Mumbai's underworld. But Vishal Bhardwaj's Kaminey is still worth a watch. The credit goes to Shahid Kapoor who looks great and acts even better. Priyanka Chopra has relatively less to do in the movie. Often she is called to share the screen space when there is a need for some kind of "hyper-ness".
The background score and the songs go perfectly in sync and adds to the pace of the movie. Amongst the songs I like Dhan ta nan, Raat ke dhai baje and the title song. There were some scenes in the movie which I felt like capturing in the form of still photograph. Will do an image search and see if I can get some of them.
A note for the Oriya audience: I am sorry but I hate you. I can't sit and watch a movie with paan-spitting men who get excited during intimate scenes and leave their seats to practise thei…

Way back into love...

I have been living with a shadow overhead,I have been sleeping with a cloud above my bed, I have been lonely for so long... I have been hiding my hopes and dreams away, Just in case I ever need them again someday, I have been setting aside time, To clear a little space in the corners of my mind. I have been watching but the stars refuse to shine, I have been searching but I just don't see the signs. I know that it's out there, There's gotta be something for my soul somewhere. All I wanna do is find a way back into love, I can't make it through without a way back into love, And if I open my heart to you, I'm hoping you will show me what to do, And if you help me to start again, You know that I'll be there for you in the end.

Saw 'Music and Lyrics' and liked it a lot. After a long time I got to watch a simple romantic movie sans any kind of drama. The songs in the movie were great, specially this one...quite meaningful. Another movie I recently saw was '50 First Dates…

Of my (almost) lost culinary skills

The other day I was watching the FRIENDS episode in which Monica made candies for her neighbours as a sweet gesture and a first step towards knowing them (7th season). In one of the scenes, Chandler asks her whether the reason for her becoming a chef was to make people like her. And she didn't answer that.
I used to cook a lot a few years back. Slowly that practise declined because I got more busy with the research and thesis. I still did cook sometimes whenever it became a matter of life and death. e.g. Those days (of the famous 'sleeping sickness') when I slept for 15-16 hours and woke up finally at 2 am. A bowl of khichdi, vegetable rice or tehri, suji ka halwa used to be the frequently cooked items, with the last one strictly for pampering myself. But this 'need-based-cooking' failed to give the usual satisfaction or joy which I used to feel earlier.
And I realize that it does make a difference when you cook for somebody else apart from yourself. Appreciation i…