Friday, May 30, 2008
Other cities have moved far ahead with their cuisine collections. Bangalore screams for more interesting eateries. I'm thinking performing artists while you dine, perhaps outlandish acoustics or a 3D Movie to go with your dinner, or maybe just an unusual array of offerings on the menu. Whatever the addition, Bangalore's restaurants need, for lack of a better phrase, to spice things up!
Thursday, May 29, 2008
The iconic triple speedline - Adidas
The ubiquitous mark of approval - Nike
The interlinked, incomplete silver circles - Chanel
Marilyn Monroe in a white dress on a subway vent in The Seven Year Itch
The name's Bond...James Bond.
Brangelina and the Rainbow Family
TomKat and Baby Suri
Ten-year run of F*R*I*E*N*D*S
The pair of golden archways - McDonald's
..Media milestones that marked our time.
Monday, May 26, 2008
I'm referring to a new newspaper that has recently launched in the city. (This follows closely on the heels of a advertisemnt or a mango flavoured drink that is a play on words combing the Hindi word for the fruit and the ancient Indian sex manual...children are likely to drink this!) It has an almost nude model posing seductively in a larger than life billboard in full public glare and reads: Addictive - for young minds.
I'm staring at this advertisement wondering what the publication is thinking? Is it's outlook towards the current generation so warped that they think the youth is only interested fornicating? This is a prospective employer who is likely to hire several budding reporters out there. I shudder to think that I once considered applying myself.
Yes, it's true - sex sells. Sex sells everything from cars to condoms. But that's what I find so disturbing.
And if this is any indicator to go by, is this really the industry I want to enter...?
Then I realise that shying away from it is not the solution.
It's just in desperate need of a reality check and a much-needed facelift!
Saturday, May 24, 2008
There is art in the strangest places.
Good food is art.
A pair of Jimmy Choos.
A pair of eyes.
But there is science in all of the above as well.
An intelligent blending of ingredients to maximise the infusion.
Nothing short of architecture with the help of a chiropractor.
The Water Cycle.
Muscles working in tandem.
Let's not even get started.
Art and Science will always be in conflict.
But there is art in the strangest places.
If we only choose to see it.
Friday, May 23, 2008
Does that mean that you become different while thing saround you remain constant or that you remain the same but the other things become different? In either case, who needs to percieve it as change in order for it to be considered so.
Change is to transform, convert, substitute, alter, modify.
Change is to pass from one phase to another.
Ahh, finally. Something that makes some semblance of sense.
Change is dramatic.
Change is sudden.
It creeps up on you from behind.
Change is good, they say.
Change is good?
Change is good.
Change is inevitable.
Thursday, May 8, 2008
I left behind a time in my life when I found friendship, learning, stability and most importantly love, and lots of it. It really was special and it was tough waving goodbye. But I have some great memories to keep the good times associated with it alive for a lifetime.