August 22, 2010

Things that crossed my way!

Hi Guys,

It has been a week since I wrote my last post. I was quite busy with different activities in my college. I have been sleeping by midnight for the past three days. Climate is pleasant here, but it is sad that there is no rain and the ground water levels are going deep.

This Semester so far
This semester has not been great so far. Classes have been boring and people give a lot of assignments to do and there is no free time. The only relaxation is that there are 4 practical papers and we spend 4 afternoons in lab every week. We have a paper known as Design of Machine Elements which cares about designing of all mechanical parts like gears, shafts, keys, couplings, etc. For this paper we have a data book known as PSG Data Book and we have to take it to class every day. It is a 600 page book and the worst thing is that it doesn’t contain formulae for a complete chapter.

Five Point Someone
I read Chetan Bhagat’s Five Point Someone last week. I had heard about this book before, but I didn’t know this book was about IIT and the movie 3 Idiots was based on this book. The book was simply fantastic. It will shatter everything you think about IIT. Chetan has written this book based on his real life experiences in IIT. The story is being portrayed by a character known as Hari (which must be the author himself). The story is about the life of Hari and his two friends Ryan and Alok. All of them are toppers in their school, but they are five pointers in IIT and they are a bunch of guys who completely hate IIT (after reading the book, you will also hate it). The movie ‘3 idiots’ has taken the theme from this book, but it is not the exact copy. Lot of things are included and excluded to make the movie cinematic.

Chetan Bhagat has been acknowledged as India’s biggest selling English novelist by The New York times. I became his fan and am reading his second novel ‘One night @ a Call Centre’. His other two novels are ‘3 mistakes in my life’ and ‘2 states’.

Memento –Actual Version of Ghajini
Some 10 days before, I watched the movie ‘Memento’. Someone recommended me this was a great movie directed by Christopher Nolan (director of Inception). The way in which he has portrayed the movie is brilliant. The movie is presented in two different sequels, one in Black & White and the other in color. The sequel in color travels backwards, whereas the one in BW travels in proper order. The two sequels merge at the climax. You can’t understand the movie you watch it the first time. The story is simple. The protagonist’s wife is killed and he is hit in his head. As a result he develops short term memory loss and with that defect he has to take revenge. Apart from the main plot, lot of details are told about the disease. It was a perfect movie and I would like to see Christopher Nolan’s other movies The Dark Knight, The Prestige, Batman begins, Insomnia and Following.

AR Murugadoss took Ghajini based on Memento’s theme. His brilliance was that he took Memento’s theme and developed a story of his own. The biggest rumor now is that AR Muragadoss’s next movie ‘Elavadhu Arivu’ (Tamil) is based on Inception and he has declined that.

Other Movies I watched
I watched ‘The A-Team’ day before yesterday and ‘Kick Ass’ yesterday. Both were good. A team was boring at the beginning, but the later parts were fantastic. If you are a lover of stunt sequences don’t miss this movie, particularly the climax scene. Kick Ass is a movie based on a teenager who wants to be a superhero. He dresses himself differently and names himself Kick Ass. He then finds another Superhero group and naturally a bad guys group and then they clash with each other. It was a movie full of comedies and actions.

My new Photo blog
I’m not a great photographer, but I do take photos and I just thought of starting a photo blog and posting a photo daily. It will take me less than 5 minutes to post a photo and thought it was a good idea. Just visit my blog and comment on my photos. My blog URL is

That’s it for now. See you soon.

Happy Reading!!!


  1. First i want to say something about your blog, its so neat and clean everything is at its right place.
    Template and all widgets amalgamate with each other very well. I am sure in your life you must be like this only.
    About post i have earlier also said that you have good knack of narrating things, i don't watch much films now but your post will inspire me to watch them now.

  2. @Abhsihek

    Thanks... my brother and friends watch a lot of movies... i got the habit from them... actually some movies r entertaining and some teaches u life... read this review, it was about a wonderful movie i watched

  3. Yeah DME was a drag. Carrying those big encyclopedia like books (Data Hand Book? Come on, the data we actually was spilled all over the place) wasn't exactly tempting, to say the least!
    Chetan Bhagat's books are really cool, except One Night.. That was actually boring, save the climax.
    I can't believe u have still not seen Nolan's other movies. Every one of them is a little gem.
    Happy viewing :)

  4. @Girish

    Thanks for ur comments... happy to know that u r a mechanical engineer...


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