Friday, December 28, 2007

Taare zameen par

There have been only a few movies from Bollywood that I have seen which have had an intent of making people take a moment to reflect on the current state of being. When something is done long enough, it comes to be accepted as the norm. Not a thought given, no questions asked, even if it might be the ass-backwards way of doing things; 'this is the way it has always been!'.

This movie had quite a few eye openers thrown in and I can tell that it did reach the people - for how long and when they are in the hot seat, I cant tell and I cant be too hopeful, but even if for only a fleeting moment, the message did get across.

I'm not sure if he will get the appreciation he deserves, but the Dad in the movie did a very kewl job.. In retrospect, I love the name of the movie and more so this line from one of the songs in the movie- 'Kho naa jaye, Tare zamin par'!! Awesome imagination!

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

BFone again!

After about a year and half it was exciting to see if the BSNL thingy would work, given that my broadband went dead on me for a few hours. And it did; slow as hell but it did.

I couldn't figure what number to dial to get the internet service; couldn't tell from the directory and gave up without much sweat knowing my broadband would be up soon. I guess being in a situation with not as much hope as mine, Parag went all the way figuring out stuff, gawd knows how.

Number to dial: 172222
User Id:20-Your-BSNL NUMBER-here (e.g. 2024351234)
If its the first time or (as in our case after a long time) a new password should work just fine. If it doesn't, cry for help here: 12678, 26361111

Note: These numbers are all for the city of Pune.

Good job, Parag!