Famous quotes

"Happiness can be defined, in part at least, as the fruit of the desire and ability to sacrifice what we want now for what we want eventually" - Stephen Covey

Saturday, February 28, 2009

American History X

This movie blew my mind away.This was the most honest depiction of the race issue in America.Edward Norton has excelled in this movie,he should have won an oscar for this movie.His role as Derek as a estranged youth by the death of his father and moved towards a racist group against the Blacks and other immigrants.

I will never forget this movie,this is an insight into the family of a troubled youth and how he tries to deal with it.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Amazing Mickey Rourke acceptance show

This is the most honest acceptance speech ever

Monday, February 23, 2009

The Reader

Just finished watching "The Reader" A great movie with the emotional journey of a former SS Guard Hanna Smitz played by my favorite actress Kate Winslet. The story revolves around the affir she has with a 15 year old boy and how she then disappears from his life.
The boy meets her again 8 years later when he is at a law school and is audience to a Nazi trial case in which Hanna was the suspect.She get convicted for Life imprisonment based on the statements given by her fellow guards as she is the leader of the Guard and wrote the report in which 300 prisoners got killed when they were locked inside a flaming church.
The boy knew she was innocent as she is an illiterate and enjoys being read to as she cant read but still keeps silent as he thought that she deserves the punishment for her involvement in the murders.
Years later the boy now a married man with a daughter starts sending taped versions of books to Hanna in jail.She takes interest in the tapes and starts learning to read and write with the help of those tapes.
After she has completed her term of 20 years she is visited by her "Kid"(thats what she used to call him) who says that he has found a job for her with a tailor and a place to stay and ask her to lead life quitely.
When the day of release comes,Hanna hangs herself and writes a will to give the 700 Marks left in her possession to the daughter of the lone survivor of the fire.
Her friend then narrates this story to his daughter when they visit the grave of Hanna Smitz
I just cant believe the number of times Kate Winslet was naked in the movie(it was like forever during the first 20 minutes) .This is an emotional story and totally deserves an Oscar for the screenplay and the story.Must have been a wonderful book to read.This is a nice movie to watch for anyone who likes to get filled with emotions.
Kate winslet you rock and the Oscar was long overdue and Im glad you got it for this movie
My favourite actress Kate Winslet (English Rose) has finally won an oscar for her role in "The Reader". The funny part was that she had joked in the Comedy TV Series "Extras" that she can win an Oscar only of she acts in an Holocast Movie.Looks like she was heading for the right direction from the start.Anyways here is her acceptance speech and the scene i referred in the Extras

Friday, February 20, 2009

Brian williams

Nice video of BRian Williams the TV guy on David Letterman Nice interview

Sunday, February 01, 2009

Video of India winning the 2nd ODI

Australia Newzealand ODI Thriller

What a match in Perth today
A Close one
First the Kiwis bowl out the Aussie for 180 Odd thanks to the Mills 4 Wicket burst
Finally the Kiwis scraped through the last ball of the match
Probably they should have finished it earlier than they have but this proves that the Aussies are going down with their 4th consecutive Loss in Odis at home but its good for the Kiwis to win some matches

India unveils Cheapest Laptop

India is bringing revolution with the launch of Rs 500 ($10) laptop. The government is planning to produce the computer on a mass scale to provide this unbelievably cheap computing device to thousands of students, schools and colleges across the country.

According to reports, those cheap laptops comes equipped with 2GB memory, WiFi, Ethernet, expendable memory and consumes a mere 2W of power.

The computing device has been developed by Vellore Institute of Technology students and scientists at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. The laptop will be named as ‘Sakshat’ and will bringing in a computer revolution of sorts in the country.

The government will give Rs2.5 lakh per institution for 10 Kbps connection from the 11th plan outlay of Rs4,612 crore and also subsidies 25 per cent of costs for private and state government colleges by providing computer infrastructure and internet connection to over 18,000 colleges and 400 universities and institutions.