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Emoossional Attyachar !!!

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Immensely enjoying ¬†every bit of endless looping of this song on my ipod (from Anurag Kashyap’s latest film Dev D):

The wedding brass-band version above is certainly a hoot (and an inspiring decision by Kashyap to want to do this), but for a serious listen, I would recommend the other, very grungy, rock version . Possibly the best rock song ever sung in Hindi (apologies to all the Hindi punk-band-in-a-garage I am ignorant about).

And ummm…for further fun (or not), do check out this x-rated remix as well:

NSFW depending on where you are – certainly use ear-phones or keep the volume down if you are in India. Certainly not the most of polite of languages – reminded me intensely of some conversations during the hostel days.

In case someone still doesn’t know, Dev D is Kashyap’s re-imagining of the sappy love-triangle, Devdas. As part of the minority that absolutely loved Kashyap’s earlier venture, No Smoking, I am quite looking forward to this movie.

[Also wondering when some custodians of the Bangali-kalture will call a strike in Kolkata due to perceived slight on Sarat Chandra’s legacy and asking the govt to ban the film there!

Me, I am quite happy – I have always hated the mushy, tear-jerking sentimentality and pyan-pyanani nyakamo (sorry can’t translate) aspect of many of Sarat Chandra’s works (to be fair, he created some fairly strong, adventurous characters as well), and am happy that someone is hacking it.]

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Written by BongoP'o'ndit

February 11, 2009 at 3:46 am

One from the wishlist

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Someone read my Wishlist, and now I am the proud owner of the the following:

Much enjoyment and fun is expected from re-watching classics such as the silly-walks, non-living parrots of questionable Norwegian ancestry, arguments about arguments and other such silliness.

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September 18, 2006 at 9:14 am

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Updating my Wishlist

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In which I talk about books,DVDs, CDs etc that I cherish – some I wish I had and some of the prized stuff that I already have.

Books, films (and to some extent music) are the passions of my life. Libraries, second-hand book stores, borrowing from friends, TV channels, Blockbuster, Netflix etc have been the usual sources to satiate my cravings for the written and visual materials. Gradually, I have also built a not too shabby collection of books and DVDs/VCDs/tapes/CDs. However, till recently, I have never been able to afford complete collections of any author/director/musician. As they say, by gods grace, my financial situation over the last year or so has enabled me to start owning such collections.

Let’s see if I can make you jealous by listing some of the most cherised stuff I purchased/was gifted recently (not in any particular order):
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April 14, 2006 at 2:20 pm

Posted in Books, Films, Personal, Wishlist

When in Kolkata…..

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…well there is lots you can do – but we Bengalis primarily love to eat (followed closely by our love for freewheeling discussions or adda, Robindronath-er gaan, Shottojeetbabu-r chhobi and Sourabh Ganguly). Inspired by this post from the ever so eloquent JAP, I am ‘cut and pasting’ this e-mail forward I received a few months back. It is a list of gastronomic delights avilable in Kolkata (with locations). Thanks to the anonymous person who took the effort to compile this list.¬† Read the rest of this entry »

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March 15, 2006 at 9:31 am

Posted in Food, India, Kolkata, Wishlist

Now in my possession…

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……Far Side – The Complete Collection.

(Picture link: Amazon)Handsomely bound in leather – encased in an industrial strength cardboard box (seemed to weigh a ton – but officially 18 pounds I am told) – almost all of the Gary Larson’s wonderful comics, arranged in chronological order along with an assortment of his own comments, hate/fan mail, explanation of some of the panels etc. A must have for all Far Side lovers.

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June 23, 2005 at 8:25 am

Posted in Books, Wishlist

Book-tag

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The book-meme, which has been going around the blogosphere for quite a while, finally hit the internet backwaters of this blog ! During another bout of my all too frequent abscence from blogging, I was tagged by the GreatBong .

Since its about books I cannot resist:
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June 15, 2005 at 9:30 am

Posted in Books, Life, Wishlist