Thursday, October 06, 2005

Rich Man's Fence

Offlate BBC has been showing news about a border fence in Spanish Moroccan border. When you see the CCTV footage it almost looks like one of those war movie scenes that were made about brave soldiers escaping German prisions during world war II. Only difference here is that these are not prisioners of war but prisioners of poverty. Only that this time they have guards outside the fence and not inside the fence.

What would be America or Africa like if those people could build their fences and guard them with same ferocity as the Spanish Police. Guess rich man's fence does a better job. But for how long? is the question..!!

Sunday, October 02, 2005

Gandhi Ji Specials

I was watching SUN tv at home recently ( occupational hazard :) ) and they were showing their weekend movie promos during the breaks. The movie was our normal formula india movie with song and dance sequences, logic defying stunts and violence and also ample style a la rajni ( every tamil hero seems to be content to ape him in the name of acting.... gone are the days when people used to follow shivaji ganesan as an acting school).
you would say this is nothing new .... what made it special was the tag line in promos... "Gandhi Jayanthi Special Movie " ... I guess Gandhi Ji must be squirming on his rose petal bed in heaven seeing what is being dished out in his name ...

Gandhi Jayanthi Special Movie (16:00 Hrs IST) - 02/10/2005

Movie - Youth
Starring - Vijay, Sandhya, Yugendran, Vivek, Manivannan, Haneefa & Others
Music - Mani Sharma