Yes on a roll here. And extremely free :-).
Farhan Akhtar impressed everyone through Dil Chahta Hain. Many called it over-rated, but I loved the freshness of the movie. Then came a string of decent hits … then came Rock On, when people could actually put a face to the director. Imagine a 32 year old father of two, becoming a heart throb of Bollywood. People were calling him an overnight success and a lucky boy.
I guess that’s why he decided to make this movie. Luck By Chance shows us the life of a typical struggling actor and what are the sacrifices they have to make in order to make it big. Not to mention the paparazzi and affairs and the wheeling and dealing that one has to do in order to shape one’s career. Its startlingly true, and its being accepted by mainstream cinema. Akhtar is not a fluke kid, but a genuine all-rounder when it comes to films.
Give the movie a go, I do not want to put forth all the details in the movie, but suffice to say that its recommended watch. Movies like this make me think that Bollywood still has a chance.
Wishing all of you a very happy and prosperous new year!!
A big thanks to all for making it to the marriage. A special thanks to the maxxx group for giving us the lava lamp 🙂 … wheeeeee!!
The wedding went without a hitch, 4 hours of getting blessings and smiling with everyone tests your facial muscles and patience as well. Grateful to a lot of people for seeing this through. Photos to come soon. Meanwhile, feel free to check some of the photos that Amit has uploaded on facebook.
No, its not about collaborative marriage over the web :-). Amol gave me this crazy idea. We were discussing the Indian SMS site, Vakow which enables us to push normal SMS into a web-based RSS/Atom feed. There are about a gazillion applications for an RSS feed. Well, this is just one such mashup between a practical application of Vakow and Google Reader.
Well to be honest, the title of the blog should not be Shaadi 2.0, but rather Event 2.0, but since we are using the my marriage as the event to cover, I decided to name the title so, well .. and this one is more exciting na? So here is what we did.
Register on Vakow
, get a username and have your phone number associated with that username, so that you can SMS messages to your Vakow id.
You are on track now, and you should be able to post a feed … now that your feed is set, we just need to integrate that feed with my marriage feed
Send me the RSS link, I will add it in my Google Reader public folder, and voila!! You can view the sample page here
People who cannot attend the wedding in person can keep on hitting the RSS page for an up-to-date status.
Google Maps Link
Prasad & Harshaja
How true is this, wish I could be that honest!