Sunday, April 26, 2009

April 29, 2009

This is a good month for apocalyptic thoughts. The heatwave is drowning us all. In the begining of April or as early as late February, we had tempratures like 43 degree centigrade. Global warming is bring the world to an end.

Apart from the tedious work of assessing answer books, I am watching a handful of Hollywood stuff. I saw films like Perfume: A Story of a Murderer, Pursuit of Happyness, Pride, American Gangster, Vacancy, The Peacemaker, Juno, The Last Shot, Disturbia, The Invasion, From Dusk to Dawn: The Hangman's Daughter, The Ghost Rider, 300 and Enter the Dragon. Watched films after a long time. Enjoyed many of them. Perfume: A Story of a Murderer is quite interesting and Pursuit of Happyness is extremely touching. Watched Enter the Dragon after a long time and I feel Jackie Chan and other Kung Fu madness cant replace that intensity and eyes of the Dragon.The Ghost Rider and From Dusk to Dawn: Hangman's Daughter are among the worst films I have seen.

The Election days are about to get over, thank god for that. It is one of the worst election periods I have ever none. All mud slinging matches are predictable and boring. No real issues are raised in the campaign as usual and the fictional issues ( Ram Temple etc) are utterly irrelevant. The BJP's aggressive marketing has nothing to sell and the Congress has bad marketing and nothing to sell. Conclusion: NDA might have a small edge over the UPA ( if there is still something of the sort) but I dont think anyone can get a comfortable majority. I remember the results of the 2004 elections being declared when I was in Mumbai with Ashwini who was pregnant. We had stayed in a hotel near SNDT as she had to appear for her MFA exams. Routing of the BJP was something of relief then. Lets see what happens in this election.

Thankfully, we did not have any election duties. Otherwise it is another pain in the neck.

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