I usually rotate my hobbies so that they keep me equally engaged. I had had too much of TRAVELING till April and so wanted to change to READING. I read 3 books –"My Days" by R K Narayan, "Argumentative Indian" by Amratya Sen & Collected plays –Part I by Girish Karnad; all three where different and very interesting. “My Days” was refreshing and inspiring; Amartya Sen’s book was informative but I thought may be it was slightly biased and the plays by Karnad where superb, thoughtful tales from history. By the end of third book I had had enough of reading so I started watching couple of MOVIES.
The best I watched was “7G Rainbow Colony”; a Tamil film. This film is based on a real life story and is simply outstanding for its story, direction and acting. The movie is so real indeed, for the way it has been shot. I even watched "Dashavataram" and liked Kamal Hassan for his talent and at the same time hated his movie "Veteyadu Velliyadu" for its horrible storyline, display and dullest love story ever. I watched "12B" and thought it had good concept but should have needed more polish; the love story lacked intimacy. Well that’s a lot of Tamil movies, isn’t it? I watched "Sarkar raj" and liked it because of the direction and twists in the story and Kannada movie “Autograph” which is a beautiful tale.
By now, I am bored of movies too; I have watched enough; so what next? May be WRITING. I am planning on writing my 20th short story. I have the storyline etched in my mind.
Here are few glimpses of my Mangalore visit in May. Both my sisters and four kids where home. So it was a nice family reunion.
Watched my Youngest nephew from LA explore his grandma's home
Took my niece and nephew to the beach