Friday, July 31, 2009

American Beauty Film Review

I saw this film yesterday on television. I really liked this sad and mad movie. I was impressed with the way the story was narrated. I liked the acting of Mena Suvari in this film. The characters in this film are complex and it takes a while after watching this movie to fully understand the film. My heart melted in the climax in the scene when Mena Suvari accepts that she is a virgin saying "This is my first time". The finishing dialogue in the movie is also very good and thought provoking when Kevin dies and you can hear his mind saying "You have no idea what I'm talking about, I'm sure. But don't worry, you will someday". This is not the kind of film where everything happens perfectly and the climax is matching the story. In real life nothing goes by the script. You never know what is in store for you. At times you need to accept the intricate journey of life and this film is a good example that human life is not a perfectly written script.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Where are the monsoons?

The last three months were really hot and the high temperatures just refuse to go away. I'm eagerly awaiting rain which is just not happening. Water scarcity is already wrecking havoc in the city and people living on flats and apartments are shelling out more for water. Adding fuel to the fire are the power cuts. For some reason there are frequent power cuts of longer durations in the suburban areas. Last year there was healthy rainfall but this year there are no indications of any rain yet. Both the corporate world as well as the domestic sector will struggle with water scarcity. The number of industries in the city has gone up in recent years and the demand for water has increased multifold since then. May be the impact of destroying forests and trees is showing up. The global climate change is not what we wanted but for sure it is giving us a hard time. Just pray for rain!

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