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YERCAUD TRIP


All you need after a stressful week at office is some place where you can go and have some peace. A place where you  can just relax and forget your cubical where you sit for hours and hours staring at the god damn monitor. Yercaud is one such perfect destination.

Yercaud is Small Hill station in Tamil Nadu situated around 1500 meters above sea level  on the eastern ghats. We started from Chennai around 10:30 Pm and reached Salem, the nearest town to yercaud, at morning 5 .   It takes almost 1 hour 30 minutes and around 20 hairpin bends to reach Yercaud which is around 30  kms from salem.

Picture taken from bus on the way to yercaud

You know, when u go on a tour or to a small trip you need to plan it properly and my friends who claimed to have planned everything before starting from Chennai did not even bother book a hotel room to stay, not to mention they din’t even book a train ticket for me. :x:  Luckily we met an Auto driver who said he has contacts with Hotels where rooms are booked in his names so that he could bring the “well planned” tourists like us 😛 . The hotel looked good from outside but when i got in, it appeared something similar to the rooms they show in the B-grade movies 🙂 . We had no option so we took it and agreed to pay 1000 rupees which included an extra bed’s cost because we were 5 in total. We knew it was expensive and he was charging way above the normal rate but thats ok considering the fact that only other option left to us was to sleep at a bus stand or a railway station . Wait a minute , At Yerkaud even that’s not possible 😛 .

Yercaud is a place where still lot of importance is given to the nature. The place is not much commercialized like Ooty or Kodaikanal so its less crowded  There isn’t a good mode of transportation within the hill station . So if you plan to visit it’s better that you take your own vehicle . We , however , approached the same Auto driver who said he could show us all the places for about 900 Bucks .5 people in a single auto  was going to be really difficult. But again, we had no other  option.One of my friends sat in front along with the auto driver and remaining four of us squeezed ourselves into the back .

Yercaud hills taken near Killiyur falls

Our First Spot was Kiliyur falls . The best part  is that there is no proper road to the falls . After a particular point you need to trek down to some distance.  It takes around 20 minutes in a ruthless route of thorny bushes and steep terrain to reach the place. Excitement grew just  bigger and bigger as we were getting faint sound of water Gushing through some big Source, we knew we were near and a great sense of hope and relief engulfed us 🙂 . Am i getting too melodramatic ??:P Ignore karo yaar You had to look at all our faces when we reached that place 🙂   Everyone looked so fresh and excited just by seeing the  water rushing down the huge rocks.  You forget all the pain and you just wanna take a plunge into  natural wonder .

Killiyur Falls

Because the place is not easily accessible there is less crowd , infact when we reached , there were just a couple of people 🙂 .  The Water was too cold so we all hesitated at first but couldn’t  stay back long .I gave my Digi cam to the autodriver and ran into the water straight away.

Unlike other waterfalls, this one had had steps that could be climbed so soon we started climbing although we knew that  one wrong step could just get our head smashed 🙂 . I started and my friends followed soon, except one who thought Posing for the cameraman was less risky 😛 .

We Climbed right up there 🙂

We were there for around two hours and then our guide- Cum- Autodriver cum -cameraman signaled that it was getting late and dark as well. The Dark clouds were looming a big danger for us as we had to get back up to the place where our Mercedes Auto was parked. And like we expected it started drizzling and suddenly in a span of  5 minutes  everything around changed .It was getting little foggy, Everything suddenly appeared much more green 🙂 .  Clouds suddenly were so near to us . It was an amazing sight .  Everything , i mean everything was perfect.  Had there been a Beautiful Girl along with me instead of my Friends :x: it could have been a perfect place for a Romantic Song :P.

Yercaud hills While returning from Kiliyur falls

I think this post is getting a little longer than what i expected so i would stop here and would continue my trip details in next post 😛 .

World’s Fastest Car – Bugatti Veyron


Quite Ironic i must say , at a time when the leading car makers in india are competing hard to manufacture Cheap cars like Tata Nato and Renault’s Yeni, Volkswagen owned Bugatti  launches its fastest and Costliest car here in India – Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport .

And With this release , Bugatti Veyron becomes the best in Super sports category. According to the official site, Veyron is by far the most sophisticated production vehicle , ofcourse none can match the one that Batman owns 😀 .

Isn’t She Sexy ?? 😛

This Sizzling beauty can reach a top speed of 407 Kmph.  Yes, you heard me right. You can reach 0-100 kmph in just 2.5 seconds . If thats not enough to amaze it takes just2.3 seconds to reach from a speed of 100 kmph to 0 . Bugatti Veyron’s 16 litre engine generates a whopping 1000 Horse power.

Technical Specifications:

Cylinder capacity 7993 cm³
Power output 736 KW (1001 hp) at 6000 U/min
Max. torque 1250 Nm at 2200–5500 U/min
Gearbox 7 Gear DSG
Top speed 407 km/h
Acceleration
0–100 km/h 2.5 sec
0–200 km/h 7.3 sec
0–300 km/h 16.7 sec
Fuel type Super lead free 98 RON/ROZ

Bugatti Veyron would Cost a whopping 16 Crore INR (aprx 3.5 Million $). I read in todays Newspaper that you could buy a Whole island incaribbean with that amount of money 😛 Isn’t that something 😉 ? :mrgreen:

Anyways i think Only the tata’s , the ambani’s and yeah, the malya’s would be eying on it just to have it parked somewhere along with other collectibles as i am sure there’s is no way you could drive those on Indian Roads.

First Maybach, then Harley davidson bikes and now the fastest car – Bugatti Veyron.  This actually brings us to a point where it would be quite apt to say that automobiles are now the new status symbol in India, which is fast rising in the most number of billionaires list.

 

 

This Week …


… So far has been a forgettable one .

 

I was in office for almost 65 hours this week including  Saturday.

I am suffering from Severe cold since Tuesday and the virus isn’t even close to leaving my body.  😥

If that was not enough , my computer has been infected from a virus called Rahul’s Virus 🙂 . Cant use my Pen Drive , it shows some stupid error message  having Rahul’s name .  Luckily , I dont see anything else affected by it . Need to get Rid of that anyway. Btw Who is this crackpot – Rahul ? 😡

Morning went to the showroom where i usually buy Clothes , only to find that the guy had chosen the best possible time for the showroom’s  renovation work. Hmph !!

Today’s Match with Australia was called off  too , I wonder why dont we keep buffer days in a tour for matches like these.

My Manni (bhabhi) took my book Malgudy Days . She didn’t know that i was  already half way through that one 😦 . So off  to a fresh Start with The hound of Baskervilles .

Ever since i changed this theme i have been eying to update my sidebar and my header image. I have photoshop in  my pen drive but cant use it .  Would someone tell me that dickhead Rahul’s addres 👿
I just realized that tomorrow is Monday and that makes this week even more awful .

Hope atleast you had a great week  🙂 .  .  Wish me a better Week ahead .  Thanks in advance . Cyaa

Big Boss 4


Big Boss , as most of you know,  is a reality show  that has been Copied recreated on the Indian television on the lines of Big Brother. And Big Brother, again u must have known, was responsible for bringing back Shilpa Shetty to limelight. Thanks to the racial controversy created by Jade Goody at the Big Brother, She was able to win with around 60 percent of the  votes, after which her life was never the same :).

I did not follow the earlier Big Boss Seasons, for the very fact that i hate reality shows( ofcourse, not all 😐 ) . I have , however,  seen some episodes of this season.  Honestly speaking the series keeps up a good suspense and so much of drama through out the show  that you are tempted to watch the next episode too, no wonder, the show has high TRP ratings .

Anyways, I Don’t understand some basic points regarding the show – What is the point in bringing a bunch of people (half of them unknown)   into a house and recording almost every part of their daily lives  ?? Do the Celebrities pay to get into the Big Boss House or Do they get paid for becoming a part of the show ? because i heard that Shilpa shetty had to pay some amount to get into Big Brother. And Why is the show called  BIGG BOSS and not BIG BOSS ? 🙂

Khali in Big Boss ??

The  latest edition to Big Boss 4 has been “The Great Khali”. If you have watched Wwe then u might just be able to recognize him. He was a sensation in the Wwe  Universe due to his size and weight ,when he joined. He won Wwe Championship too which almost all the top English News channels Covered as if he had won some Olympics gold Medal . Everyone knows that Wwe is more or less like Indian drama  everything scripted to lure the audience  but who cares even the news channels these days have become kind of commercialized.   That was more than 2 years back i guess, Now he is like,  everyone just comes and beats the hell out of him and may be thats why he is here to participate in the Big Boss season 4 😛 . Whatever it may be there are a lot of Wwe fans like me who would be switching ON their TV’s just to catch the glimpse of  what this huge wrestler does in the house .The Trick of Bringing Khali in Might just work out for the producers:) .

And yeah If you are unaware of the contestants participating in Bigg Boss 4 then might want to read this. . I mean honestly i dint know half of them ,at first. Thanks to google and Wikipedia 🙂

ANCHAL KUMAR

ANCHAL KUMAR is from Chandigarh. She is an model who has done some minor roles in some indian movies like Fashion and Bluffmaster.

ABBAS KAZMI

ABBAS KAZMI is a criminal lawyer hailing from mumbai who is supposidly the lawyer of 26/11 Mumbai terror attack accused Mohammed Ajmal Amir Kasab.

ASHMIT PATEL

ASHMIT PATEL is a actor by profession. Acted in  murder along with mallika sherawat. He was involved  in a MMS scandal along with his co-star withgirlfriend Riya Sen.

BEGUM (ALI) SALEEM

Ali Saleem  is a Pakistani television host, actor, scriptwriter who cross-dresses as a woman wearing a sari and asks influential guests provocative questions in his show “Late Night with Begum Nawazish Ali”.

DEVENDER (BUNTY USTAAD)

Devender aka Bunty Chor has been accused of robbery and was on the most wanted list of Delhi police. Dibakar Banerjee has made a film on him, Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!, where Abhay Deol played the protagonist.

DOLLY BINDRA

Dolly Bindra is a television actress. She featured in the serial Mere Apne on 9x channel. She has also done few supporting roles in films like Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya?. She entered the Bigg Boss house on Day 21 as the second wild card entry.

HRISHANT GOSWAMI

Hrishant Goswami (age 25) is a model and winner of the 2004 Gladrags Manhunt contest.

KHALI

Khali also known as The Great Khali is an Indian professional wrestler. Khali can be seen  World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) . He was once a heavy weight champion in WWE.

MANOJ TIWARI

Manoj Tiwari  is a Bhojpuri Movie actor, singer and director who acts in Bhojpuri films. He seems to have acted in around 30 movies.

RAHUL BHATT

Rahul Bhatt ( son of MAhesh Bhatt)  is an Indian fitness trainer and an actor. The son of famous film director Mahesh Bhatt.

SAKSHI PRADHAN

Sakshi Pradhan was the winner of Splitsvilla. She regained popularity when she was involved in a MMS Scandal in which she was performing Oral Sex with the director of the reality show Splitsvilla.

SAMIR SONI

Samir Soni is an banker turned Actor who has acted in a number of movies like China gate, bagban and also acted in popular TV soaps like Jassi Jaisi koi nahi

SARA KHAN

Sara Khan (age 21) is an Indian model and actress. She won the Miss Madhya Pradesh title in 2007, the Best New Talent award given by IndianTelevision.com in 2008, and the STAR Parivaar Award for the “Best Patni” (Best Wife) category in 2009. She rose to fame for her character, Sadhna, in Sapna Babul Ka…Bidaai.

SEEMA PARIHAR

Seema Parihar is a former woman bandit and a member of Indian political party, Samajwadi Party. ‘Wounded’ – a film based on the real-life story based on her and she acts as herself in the movie.

SHWETA TIWARI

Shweta Tiwari  is an Indian television and film actress with her claim to fame is of the role of Prerna in Balaji Telefilms’s popular television show Kasautii Zindagii Kay that used to be aired on STAR Plus. .

VEENA MALIK

Veena Malik  is a Pakistani actress who claimed that her former boy friend Mohammad Asif is involved in spot fixing scandal

 

Yeah before publishing this one, A simple Question for you guys – If you were given a chance to take part in a show like this . What would be your decision ?? 😀

Enthiran (ROBOT) – Movie Review


No Spoilers !!

I cant think of  any movie that was being as eagerly awaited as this one and why not, just look at the names of the People Behind the Movie – Rajnikanth , Director Shankar, Aishwarya Rai , A. R. Rahman , Yuen Woo Ping as the stunt coordinator , Stan Winston Studios (special effects) and not to mention the Production house  SUN Pictures which backed the whole project with a whopping Indian Rupee symbol.svg160 Crores (and for the worldwide publicity) . And when names like these come together its natural to have an expectation beyond imagination.

Its not everyday, that your friend calls you  for a movie like Enthiran saying that he has got tickets for  weekend night show, at possibly , the best theater in the city. You dont get luckier than this 🙂 . And It is even more unlikely that during a time like this when you are high on mood waiting for the spectacle to began you realize that you are sitting on the Very First Row of the theater  😛 . You just feel like standing on the seat and to Cry out loud.. “MAAPU !!! Vichitaaan da Aaapu” 😛 . I guess this was only thing i regretted for the next 3 hours.

The movie sure ,unlike the other movies in the past, has lived upto its expectations (i mean my expectations 😛 )  . Before seeing the movie i had got a little “not so” promising remarks about the first half of the movie but i believe it could not have got any better.  All Credits to Director Shankar for believing in his script and waiting for almost  a decade for making this Historical movie Which might well be the opening for Sci- Fi Movies in the indian Cinema.  The Sheer flamboyance of Shankar’s direction can be seen in movie everywhere right from the Scene one. The locations for the songs couldn’t have been better  especially the ” kathal Anukkal “ which has been shot GOD KNOWS WHERE (please enlighten me ). I have never seen Special effects of such Quality in indian cinema ( Mind you, i am a big hollywood fan so i wont compare it to hollywood standards :mrgreen: ) although i feel , had the movie been under Hollywood Productions , the special effects could have been even better with even more budget 😀 . Stunt sequences were awesome ,the train one in particular ( leave alone the ROBO rajni running on the train 🙂 ) and I am really tired of actually saying that the music is good 🙂 . When A.R . Rahman is the Music Director, it has more or less become a default compliment associated with him 🙂 .

Rajnikanth politely declared in Enthiran why he is still acting at 60 . Although the movie is not exactly the Stereotype movies he normally selects , he has carried the whole movie and taken it to a different level altogether .  Sometimes it is really irritating to  find people mocking rajni and his so called exaggerated stunt scenes .  Yes,  he might have done something overboard but everyone in the industry too have done that at one point or the other, so why pick this man out. Better than mocking i think all those people should consider watching his old movies :X . Anyways lets come back  to the review, Rajni obviously stole the show through his ROBO character ” CHITTI ” . Honestly , there was nothing much in the movie when we talk about the performances. Almost 80 percent of the scenes has Ranji in it . I just felt as if there were just 3 characters in the whole movie (two of them being Rajni 😀 ).  Unbelievable but true.  There aren’t many Indian movies where you would actually be enjoying a villain’s character and i can assure  you that this one is one such kind .

Songs although wonderfully shot, sometimes appear to have been introduced just for the visual treat, like the “kilimanjaro” which seem to have no proper reason of being there.  Some action sequences in the climax too appear baseless but in indian cinema you are bound to watch those even though u dont like it 🙂  and yeah the funniest of all where Rajni talks to a mosquito ,it is actually not something that i expected from shankar’s movie 😛 .

Inspite of those things that i mentioned above i wouild still rate the  movie 7 out of 10. Please do watch the movie just to witness -the flamboyance shankar has given to the indian cinema,   life that Rajni gave to the ROBO character called Chitti ,  Music that was equally complimented by the superb locations they were shot and may be, on a lighter note , even for the kisses Aishwarya Gives to Rajni (almost double her age) 🙂 .

My Friendly advice for those  who love to watch a movie just to find logic behind the scenes is just avoid the movie rather than lamenting later 🙂 and yeah, once again for all those Who dont like Rajni, you should start watching his earlier movies first 🙂 .

And I being a Rajnikant Fan would be surely watching it once again ( atleast ) 🙂

 

PS: Did I say that one of scenes in the movie was shot at My office (Olympia Tech Park, Guindy 🙂 )

 

You might wanna check out my other Reviews – :

The Dark Knight

Roadside romeo

John Rambo

Happy Days

Billa

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