Monday, September 28, 2009

A holy starting for a holiday...

Today is a holiday.It is Vijayadasami, the holy day when Durga killed Asuras and the day Lord Rama assassinated Ravana, the demon king. What better way to start the day other than going to a nearby temple? I am not the religious kind and rarely visits temples. But today as amma was there with me I felt like taking her somewhere out side.

I had been to Ragigudda temple before. Once when I was in PG a good friend had taken me there. I liked the serenity there which you can hardly find in any temple in and around Bangalore.The temple is built on a huge rock. You have to ascend some 20 steps to reach the top. Deity is Anjaneya. There's lot of vegetation around and the Thrimurthi statues they have built there are wonderful.

So we left the home at 7:00 am and reached there by 7:50. It is situated at Jayanagar 9th Block. Temple opens by 8:00 am only. We entered and had darshan. Amma liked the place very much.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Beautiful Amelie

I happened to watch this pretty French movie Amelie last day on World Movies channel. It is a different movie made with a fresh approach. There is a feel of the German movie Run Lola Run in the picturisation and characterisation. But Amelie is more of a romantic comedy.

It is the story of a shy waitress, who decides to change the life of those around for better and ultimately finds true love of her life. It is also the story of a bunch of absurd and eccentric characters who pops up in every other scene out of nowhere. But the characterization is so good that we can relate to them without any alienation.

A generous dose of surrealism is added to the movie that adds to the magic of the movie. You dont feel astonished when you see the paintings talking to each other.

All in all I strongly recommend Amelie for those who like fresh and green movies.