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Filmfare Awards (Hindi)
February 27, 2007, 10:10 pm
Filed under: The Known world, The world of Indians

The Filmfare Awards (Hindi) were given away on the 25th of Feb at a grand ceremony. The awards capped off a dream run of victories in 2006. This is the last major award function that recognizes the brilliance of 2006. Now there will be a long wait till 2008 for the next awards function.

The winners in the major categories…

Best Music: A.R.Rahman
Film: Rang de Basanti
Well there were not many options. The only real challenge may have been from Shankar
Ehsaan Loy for KANK

Best Story: Rajkumar Hirani and Vidhu Vinodh Chopra
Film: Lagey Raho Munna Bhai
This is one film that many thought would walk away with a lot more awards than it
finally managed to get.

Best Movie: Rang de Basanti
Well, it was touch and go between RDB and Munna Bhai

Best Director: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra
Film: Rang de Basanti
For near perfect execution and technical finesse.

Best Supporting Actor: Abhishek Bachchan
Film: Kabhi Alvida Kehna
The sole consolation for the Karan Johar camp. Barring this, KANK was ignored. A deserving recognition for the Junior B who has been working really hard and delivering too.

Best Supporting Actress: Konkana Sen Sharma
Film: Omkaara
The movie just continues to gather the accolades.

Best Actor in a Negative Role: Saif Ali Khan
Film: Omkaara
The most predictable award of the night. Saif’s Langda Tyaagi may be considered even for the best villain role of the decade.

Best Actor in a Comic Role: Arshad Warsi
Film: Lage Raho Munna Bhai
It has been a year of memorable comic performances. Arshad’s Circuit however was the best.

Best Cinematography: Binod Pradhan
Film: Rang de Basanti

Best Special Effects: Kkrish
There was no other real contender.

Critics Award for Best Actor: Aamir Khan
Film: Rang de Basanti
Aamir stood out among the crowd of new faces.

Critics Award for Best Actress: Kareena Kapoor
Film: Omkaara
Kareena is finally beginning to realize her potential.

Best Actress: Kajol
Film: Fanaa
She has proved that a long break does not blunt acting skills.

Best Actor: Hrithik Roshan
Film: Dhoom 2
The perfect way to finish off a truly wonderful year.



Evil Server Much!
February 27, 2007, 1:41 pm
Filed under: The known life

The entire computer server was down again and there was also no internet connection this time. GGgggRrRr. It’s now 2.30pm and it is only now that everbody is able to do their work. We really have a bad server in the office. The entire blame should go on the person who designed the server. It’s his luck that he doesn’t work here anymore, if not he would had been having a HARD time here. We want to re-design the server but Tim is not with us. He’s just too afraid of the cost. “EXCUSE ME….if the server is always down, we can’t get to work and neither could you expect your business to run well.”

Tim is enjoying his vacation in Canada wheras we are have a hard time with the bloody server.

My day is really very very very boring and I’m feeling as lethargic as ever. [***Sien***]

Tomorrow might b a lucky day for me because it’s my pay day. It will be even more special if Milo fetches me from work. My dad used to fetch me whenever I finished work late but now that he’s busy with his new business, I left all alone in the MRT.

I’m now in a state where I will be fast asleep if I go near the couch behind me. I went back home only at about 9pm yesterday. My mum hates it when I bring my work back home but I’m now doing a “High-Tech Guide” section in the magazine for Digital Cameras. Thus, there needs to be a lots of researches to be done to chose the perfect features. By the time I finished all my stuffs, it was almost 1am. ***I really need my Bolster here***

I just don’t want what happened today to happen tomorrow again. I really hate carrying around m laptop but seems like I don’t have another option.

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Phunny Phonics
February 26, 2007, 10:10 pm
Filed under: The known life

I’ve always known that English is a rather funny, or more accurately, a rather inconsistent language. But I never realized just how frustrating that inconsistency can be until I started teaching my niece phonics. With all the confusing spellings, digraphs, similar-sounding words that are spelt differently and words with multiple meanings, I am frequently at my wit’s end when facing doubts and questions from Keesha.

– How do I teach her to say ‘put’ the right way? As far as she is concerned, ‘u’ is pronounced the way it is in ‘umbrella’. So she reads ‘cut’, ‘but’ and ‘nut’ OK but when it comes to ‘put’, I’m stuck.

– How do I make her understand that ‘cake’ starts with a ‘c’ and not a ‘k’?

– How do I explain to her that she reads ‘hug’ correctly but when a single letter ‘e’ is added to the end, she has to read it as though she were reading ‘hewj’?

– How do I teach her to read ‘door’? When I try to read it the way we pronounce it, she corrects me saying that since it has two o’s, it needs to be pronounced the way ‘good’ is pronounced.

– What do I say when she asks “Why is it called a kitchen counter Chithi? Is it because you can count on it?”

Even worse is the fact that there’s no way of pointing out her mistakes either. Attempts to correct something she says are usually met with a question like “So is my teacher wrong Chithi?” Not wanting to turn her into some kind of a rebel who doesn’t respect her teachers and not inclined to incur the wrath of her teachers for that, I am forced to back down at that point and meekly accept her version of the word.

I know that more reading and listening to people talking as she grows up are going to help her understand the intricacies of the English language. But until then, I need to realize that when she says ‘huggy’, it may not be a request for a hug at all. She may just be trying to read the word ‘huge’…



Shoe & Flashlight combined…What a Deal
February 25, 2007, 8:19 pm
Filed under: The Known world

I came across a rather interesting pair of shoes today. Remember those shoes for kids from about 5 years ago that had red lights blinking on and off when they walked? Well now, Pleaser USA has created virtually the same thing in a whopping 6 inch heel for us adults. “Bluelite 701,” “Multilite 608″ features motion activated lights. Well, I don’t personally care for this look, I will give you this- if your walking home at night in a blackout, you won’t have to worry about needing a flashlight! However take some advice- don’t wear these to the movies!

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Reveal the mask
February 23, 2007, 2:48 pm
Filed under: The Known world, The world of Indians

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My dear Indian friends, can you guess who’s this celeb in the above picture?



Knowing Myself
February 16, 2007, 1:31 pm
Filed under: The known life

Your Life Is Worth…



$981,500


The True You


You want your girlfriend or boyfriend to be more relaxed, calm, and composed.With respect to money, you spend carefully and save your pennies.You think good luck depends on maintaining good relationships with others.The hidden side of your personality tends to be satisfied to care for things with a minimal amount of effort.You care more about world trends and fashions than you do about well formed opinions.When it comes to finding a romantic partner, you will search and search until you find your perfect match.


Your Birthdate: September 19


You don’t just believe in love at first site – you’ve experienced it.You develop crushes pretty easily, but keeping your interest is another matter!You are very prone to love – hate relationships.Number of True Loves You’ll Have: 1Number of Times You’ll Have Your Heart Broken: 1

You are most compatible with people born on the 1st, 10th, 19th, and 28th of the month.

 


Your Dosha is Pitta


You have a quick mind, a gift for persuasion, and a sharp sense of humor.You have both the drive and people skills to be a very successful leader.

Argumentative and a bit stubborn, you have been known to be a little too set in your ways.

But while you may be biased toward your own point of view, you are always honest, fair, and ethical.With friends: You are outgoing and open to anyone who might want to talk to you

In love: You are picky but passionate

To achieve more balance: Be less judgmental of those around you, and take cool walks in the moonlight.



Happy Valentins’ Day
February 14, 2007, 6:06 pm
Filed under: The known life, The Known world

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Remember me when I am gone away,
Gone far away into the silent land;
When you can no more hold me by the hand,
Nor I half turn to go yet turning stay.
Remember me when no more day by day
You tell me of our future that you plann’d:
Only remember me; you understand
It will be late to counsel then or pray.
Yet if you should forget me for a while
And afterwards remember, do not grieve:
For if the darkness and corruption leave
A vestige of the thoughts that once I had,
Better by far you should forget and smile
Than that you should remember and be sad.
~ Christina Georgina Rossetti ~