Monday, August 17, 2009

Inspiration or Copy

Kaminey is the inspiartion from the hollywood flick TRUE ROMANCE by Quentine torantino.
The only change from the original movie is that he has added a double role to the film....

It's the film all of us have been waiting for. Almost everyone I know has already decided that they would love Kaminey – without even seeing the film. Yet one must rate a film for what it is, without being bogged down by slick, promos and the director's past record.

Vishal Bhardwaj's Kaminey is a one-of-a-kind experience. All those expecting a dark, action-packed entertainer, be warned. This is grittier stuff.

So you've got a film full of crazy gangsters, black humour, intervening sub plots, accidental murders…all leading to a lot of confusion and mayhem. If Burn after Reading was about a gym bag, Kaminey is about a guitar and some pouches of cocaine. The confusing narrative takes its own sweet time to unravel - only marginaly manages to pick up after 30 minutes.
Kaminey's soundtrack is already a chartbuster. But the songs could have been placed better. Vishal's genius musical sense is actually at full display in his background music. His use of classic Bollywood numbers during the violent fights is simply rocking.
But Kaminey has its downers. Firstly the film is too long. A plot of this genre is never story driven. And it's always the characters and their confusion that keep you engaged. But there is only this much of confusion that you can take. Also, the proceedings get a bit too heavy on the senses – especially the lengthy, explosive climax.
Vishal Bhardwaj deserves full credit for making a film that has no parallel in Bollywood. There have been attempts to make smart, crime thrillers in the past - But Kaminey looses a balance between packaging and experimentation.
i would prefer watching the original version of the movie....

Friday, August 14, 2009

Thought Provoking Quotes of Sir C.V. Raman - on the eve of Independence Day

"I would like to tell the young men and women before me not to lose hope and courage. Success can only come to you by courageous devotion to the task lying in front of you and there is nothing worth in this world that can come without the sweat of our brow. I can assert without fear of contradiction that the quality of the Indian mind is equal to the quality of any Teutonic, Nordic or Anglo-Saxon mind. What we lack is perhaps courage, what we lack is perhaps driving force which takes one anywhere. We have, I think, developed an inferiority complex. I think what is needed in India today is the destruction of that defeatist spirit. We need a spirit of victory, a spirit that will carry us to our rightful place under the sun, a spirit which will recognize that we, as inheritors of a proud civilization, are entitled to a rightful place on this planet. If that indomitable spirit were to arise, nothing can hold us from achieving our rightful destiny."

Sunday, August 9, 2009


H1N1 Swine Flu 2009 Frequently Asked Questions
What Is Swine Flu and How Can You Protect Yourself?
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With so much in the news about swine flu, also called H1N1, it's wise to know what it is, what you can expect, and how to protect yourself and your loved ones. Empowered patients can use this knowledge to reduce their fear of swine flu.

What is swine flu?
The swine flu is a strain of virus that pigs contract and transmit. The swine flu of interest in 2009 is the H1N1 strain, which can be passed from pigs to human beings. It was first identified in pigs in 1930. Now it is causing illness in humans, with the potential of reaching pandemic levels.

What does H1N1 Influenza A mean?
The official, scientific name for swine flu, its serologic classification, is H1N1 Influenza A. The H means hemagglutinin and the N means neuraminidase and the 1s refer to their antibody type. Influenza A is a genus of the Orthomyxoviridae family of viruses, and refers to the fact that the virus is first identified in an animal, usually a pig or a bird. When put together, they describe the 2009 swine flu virus.

Why is this flu different from other flus?
There are thousands of different kinds of viruses that can cause the flu. New strains develop frequently and each one is different from the one before it. The seasonal flu is actually comprised of several different strains of flu. Swine flu is a new, different strain, as described above.

What are the swine flu stages I keep hearing about?
The World Health Organization, WHO, developed a plan to respond to health emergencies, like swine flu, which have the potential to become pandemic. Each stage represents a different level of response. For example, Stage 4 means that the disease can no longer be contained inside any specific country, therefore governments must take steps to handle community spread of the disease. If we get there, Stages 5-6 will indicate the swine flu has become pandemic. You can follow WHO swine flu staging for changes and updates.

What exactly is a pandemic?WHO defines a pandemic along those stages mentioned above. They describe the prevalence of the disease, across populations and countries. There is a difference between a pandemic and an epidemic.
I keep hearing "swine flu" and "avian flu" in the same sentence. What's that all about?
Avian flu is another name for bird flu. This pairing is heard as "swine, avian, human" and refers to the fact that this flu strain seems to be a combination of all three.

How is the swine flu transmitted?
The swine flu is transmitted just the way any viral disease is transmitted -- person-to-person contact, by touching something someone with a virus has already touched, or from droplets in the air which come from a sneeze or a cough of a person who has the swine flu.

What are the symptoms of swine flu?
Symptoms of swine flu are the same as typical flu symptoms. Fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue are the most prevalent symptoms. Some patients report diarrhea and vomiting, too.

Do people die from swine flu?
People can die, but most do not.

Is there a swine flu vaccine like seasonal flu vaccine?
No. The CDC and WHO report there is no vaccine available for this strain of swine flu. A vaccine may be developed, but if so, it will not be available until Fall 2009.
There are many spam emails circulating that claim a vaccine is available. Since this strain, the H1N1 strain, is only weeks old, it would be impossible for a vaccine to have been developed. Any claims to the contrary would likely be counterfeit.
Is it possible to track swine flu outbreaks?
Yes. There are a number of ways to track incidents of swine flu across the world.
You and Swine Flu

I never come into contact with pigs. Am I safe from swine flu?
No. This is a myth. Transmission of the virus doesn't require you to come into contact with pigs. It can pass from one human to another. According to the CDC, there is some evidence that people who do come into contact regularly with pigs may be immune to the swine flu.

People in Mexico have died from swine flu, but I don't live anywhere near Mexico. Am I safe?
No. This is another myth. Any contagious disease can easily be transmitted around the world within a very short period of time because people don't stay in one place. Vacationers and business travelers may go to or leave Mexico or any other area where flu is prevalent. Any of them may have been exposed to the flu. If they are contagious, they may transmit the virus on planes, trains, in airports or other travel-related places, exposing others.

I got a flu shot. Am I protected?
Health officials say that a seasonal flu shot (which addresses different strains of flu) will not protect us from the swine flu. The seasonal flu shot was developed to combat strains that are not related to the swine flu strain, H1N1.

If I think I have the swine flu, what should I do?
If you find yourself with flu-like symptoms, contact your doctor's office immediately and stay home from work or school. It may be the swine flu, or it could be seasonal flu, or any upper respiratory problem. Let your doctor figure that out for you.
Don't just show up at your doctor's office. Call first, to make an appointment. If others have symptoms, you don't want to be in the waiting room with them and your doctor will know how to be sure the illness can't pass in the waiting room.
There are some prescription drugs that your doctor may recommend that can make the illness easier to tolerate, and may help you avoid complications. Those drugs must be started within 48 hours of symptoms onset to be effective. A report from Bloomberg about the deaths in Mexico stated that most of the people who died did not seek medical attention until later stages of the disease.
Make sure you cover your mouth and nose if you cough or sneeze using a tissue or your sleeve -- not your hands. You don't want to transmit it to others.

Sunday, August 2, 2009


Theodore Roosevelt on Courage
"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, and comes short again and again because there is not effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat."