Tuesday, February 24, 2009

MS errors and Indian-o-meter

It seems Microsoft is asking their laid-off workers to pay back extra money, which happened due to some error in calculation.

One of the comments in the article read,” Tell them to shut down and re-start. It works for all the other MS errors.” :-)

To me, the Slumdog Millionaire movie is an Indian movie. At least, it is more Indian than Bobby Jindal and Sunita Williams. We rejoiced when Sunita ate samosa. Why can’t we accept the movie as Indian? This is in my humble opinion and I can’t get more humble than this.

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Had a long weekend as yesterday was also off due to the Shivaratri festival. Suddenly planned to go to Ooty without S with some of his friends. The plan crashed even before the take-off and they SMSed me with an apology. Crestfallen, I watched some more movies and finished a novel. Invited another couple and we partied at our place. I wanted to add some more exotic starters to what S was already preparing. After browsing for hours together, the exotic item that I prepared was beetroot salad.

17 comments:

Stone said...

that day is not far...when we'll celebrate Chanderpaul or Panesar's success :-)
Sorry...I hate my one-track mind :-(

Anonymous said...

Hmm! you invite other people but never invite me.

perplexed said...

I totally agree!! And i am so not happy with people saying things like it is not Oscar worthy and stuff! I agree there have been better movies but this one got it... so just celebrate! why crib and whine!?

manuscrypts said...

we could accept it as Indian, but Danny Boyle has also humbly indicated that its a Brit film :) (http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5hYeBi-TyWl332vjghsUPGZaPPPAw) anyway let's wait to see if it wins any Filmfare/Screen awards :)

austere said...

Beetroot salad?
:))

Anonymous said...

wow! recipe please! :)

- anumita

Arunima said...

@manuscrypts: if he has said then I will agree to it humbly. :-) What I didn't like was when people complain that it is not the India that they know and it has nothing to do with it etc. when they can call everybody with an Indian name as Indian why are people so angry about the way slums were shown all of a sudden?

Thanks you clarified. I was on the verge of calling him an Indian too. :-)

Arunima said...

@stone: ha ha ha. You and your cricket.

@perplexed: we can still celebrate for the music.

@austere: yes, I am so talented. :-)

Arunima said...

@Anumita: hoorah! This is one of the comments that I want to take a print out of and paste wherever I can see.

Somebody asking me a recipe!:-)

claytonia vices said...

while 77% of India earns less than Rs.20 the rest is busy whining about Slumdog :D

BuddhaLaughing said...

Why we call SM a Hollywood movie coz we fear that we may wont be able to repeat this a second time...we are just too scared....because we have only seen Oscar getting shipped for the great Ray that too if am correct to his death bed....

For me as you said any movie that has the soul of India in it is an Indian movie...let an alien come and make it I dont care a dash....

Pooja Shetty said...

heyy nice to read your blog after so long...good to hear that you're enjoying your new office. Hey BTW I dont agree with one line of yours: "SLM is more Indian that Sunitha Williams"....Not at all!!! She is more Indian yar!!

AmitL said...

Hi,Arunima..LOL at the Microsoft demand-you must do a follow-up post on this...did they really shut down and restart??:)
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SM-well,the movie's based in India,on India..so what if it's by a Brit?I'm delighted coz the cast,including the slum kids,got a chance to go to the Oscars..I'm totally with you-we should accept the movie as Indian:)
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ROFL at your reply to Anumita's comment-that you'll keep paste her comment and keep it (As an inspiration?)-someone asking you for a recipe..:)So,do we get it in the next post???

mathew said...

beetroot salad..sounds indeed interesting..

Ritu said...

Haha...beetroot salad sounds quite neat.. :-)

venkat said...

Salaam Bombay and Slum dog belong to the same category.They have both slums,poor kids and poverty.West loves it.I watched Bobby Jindal on CBS 60 minutes programme.Both he and his wife want to show to Americans that they are as American as Apple pie and get away anything Indian.He was not even a member of India caucus when he was a member of the House.He would never be my choice for any national Office because his parents are Indian American>

Tina said...

I absolutely agree that we should be proud of Slumdog Millionaire even if its for all the wrong reasons such as a british director, producers and american production companies. I am all up for any exposure India gets on the world stage - it makes me proud, call it false pride if you want.