Monday, May 15, 2006

Airport woes

In the recent past, I have been to the Mumbai airports a couple of times to just come back exasperated.

Chhatrapati Shivaji Airport, Santacruz
There is constant policing to prevent people from parking near the terminals. I do understand why even then, people are happy to take rounds of the airport rather than park their cars in the Airport Parking Facility; the bloody parking costs Rs. 50. Now, not even ten rounds of the airport would burn a litre of fuel in my car, so why should I park it for the price of a litre? As a result the parking is half empty all the time, and the Authorities still do not learn to reduce the price. Sigh.

Sahar Airport, Andheri
All these hotels in Mumbai need to take care and train their staff (read: hotel car chauffeurs). It is pretty embarrasing to stand next to them while they go about cat calling every foreigner that exits the terminal, waving their boards above their heads. And even better, when the person who they have come to pick up finally responds to their frantic waving, they issue a "Good evening" and a "Aa gaya saala gora" in the same breath. 'Atithi Devo Bhava' or something was the government's campaign, wasn't it? Sigh.

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Cry baby, cry

Yesterday, I cried. Well, I think it is fine to once in a while cry to yourself; it helps to understand yourself a lot better, if you know what I mean.

Saturday, May 06, 2006

36 China Town

I don't understand why Indian directors just cannot grow up! I mean how can you print in the movie that a particular scene is placed in Mumbai, and then show vast deserts and mountains and lakes.

Then you try and make the film into a funny flick by giving horrendous dialogues to an equally horrendous actor, who goes by the name of Kapur.

And to top it all, you have a certain Tanushree Datta, a Payal Rohatgi, a Tanaaz Currim and even Kareena Kapoor displaying ample skin to maybe compete with Tanisha of Nikki fame.

Add to it Himesh Reshammiya's music, and there you have it; a pathetic movie which will surely be labelled as a box office hit!