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Posts from — September 2014

Tuesday At The Movies: Project Sudeep

I first noticed Sudeep a few years back but I never did really pay attention to him then. There were multiple reasons I think – my Kannada isn’t very proficient, I’m not a huge fan of Kannada Cinema, most Kannada movies I hear of are just masala with no substance, and so on go my reasons.

Over the years though I have been seeing Sudeep’s face off and on plastered on walls around the city, then a couple of months back I watched a part of some movie of his and he caught my eye. The movie left me interested even though I couldn’t understand all of what transpired and was said (I don’t even know the name).

The partial movie got me thinking and it took a few months for the thought to crystallise, but now that that’s done, here’s what I plan to do. I intend to watch some or maybe even all Sudeep’s movies in a bid to understand him better, Kannada Cinema better and who knows maybe even make my spoken Kannada better. 😀

When I looked up Sudeep on Wikipedia I found a long list of movies and I didn’t know how to go about choosing movies to watch. I figured it’d be best to ask friends on Facebook to solve this dilemma. Here’s are the movie they recommended…

  1. Mussanje Mathu
  2. Kiccha
  3. Just Math Mathalli
  4. Veera Madakari
  5. Naan E / Eega
  6. Huccha
  7. Varada Nayaka
  8. Maanikya

That’s not a lot of movies, yet 8 movies will take me 24 hours to finish watching and seems like countless hours to find and download. That’s my biggest challenge it seems – how do I find these movies easily?

I keep you posted on how Project Sudeep is coming along as the weeks progress. In the mean time, if you know of easy methods of getting a copy of these movies please let me know. And feel free to add to my Must Watch Sudeep Movie List in comments. 🙂

September 16, 2014   No Comments

Cover Reveal: Brew by David Estes

I received an invite for Brew’s cover reveal a couple of days back and I said yes without thinking much about it. Now, I’ve never done a cover reveal on my blog before, so off I went to hunt on Google. I didn’t find anything about how to do a cover reveal but what I did find out, was that a Cover Reveal is like an event authors use to promote their books.

So I guess it’s as simple as sharing the book cover. The author David Estes has sent me text to share along with the cover but before I share that here, I like to say that the reason I’m doing Brew’s cover reveal on my blog is that his new series Salem’s Revenge sounds promising with gangs of witches, wizards, and warlocks. It’s been a while since I read a wizard book and I’m looking forward to reading and reviewing the series here.

Now, on to the cover… Ta Da!!

Blurb –

Salem’s Revenge strikes without warning or mercy, ravaging the powerless human race under the forces of united gangs of witches, wizards, and warlocks. During the slaughter, Rhett Carter’s foster parents and sister are killed, and his best friend and girlfriend are abducted by a gang of witches calling themselves the Necromancers, who deal in the dark magic of raising the dead. Rhett’s sword-wielding neighbor with a mysterious past saves Rhett from becoming another casualty of the massacre and teaches him the skills he needs to survive in this new world.

Rhett is broken, his normal high school life of book blogging and football playing shoved in a witch-apocalyptic blender. The only thing he has left is his burning desire for revenge. Armed with his new witch hunting skills and a loyal, magic powered dog named Hex, he sets out into the unknown with one mission: hunt and destroy those who took away everyone he ever loved.

But Rhett isn’t just a witch hunter; he has secrets of his own that he has yet to discover, secrets that his enemies will stop at nothing to keep him from.

And discovering the truth about himself is the human race’s only hope.

David Estes was born in El Paso, Texas but moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania when he was very young. David grew up in Pittsburgh and then went to Penn State for college. Eventually he moved to Sydney, Australia where he met his wife. They now live together in their dream location, Hawaii. A reader all his life, he began writing novels for the children’s and YA markets in 2010, and started writing full time in June 2012. Now he travels the world writing with his wife, Adele. David’s a writer with OCD, a love of dancing and singing (but only when no one is looking or listening), a mad-skilled ping-pong player, and prefers writing at the swimming pool to writing at a table.

Connect with David – Goodreads, David’s Blog, Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr and his Goodreads Fan Group

Have you done a cover reveal before? Did I do this right? Is there a method and etiquette to doing this?

September 12, 2014   No Comments

Video Wednesday: Alia Bhatt. Really the Butt?

Alia Bhatt has been the butt of jokes for a while now. Ever since her appearances on Coffee with Karan where she answered a few questions crazily wrong and didn’t know other answers she has been the target of numerous memes and jokes on the internet.

Over the last couple of months, after I heard the first joke about her I’ve been trying to catch up with her interviews. And I’m yet to find one in which she is stupid, silly yes but she’s definitely not stupid.

Daughter of Mahesh Bhatt and sister to Pooja Bhatt, this girl just doesn’t have the genes for stupid. Baby face yes, but not stupid. And if any proof was needed about this, the video she has worked on with AIB says it all. Alia makes a joke of herself so well that one is left wondering about her intelligence at the end. A brilliant way to show the other cheek to all those writing her off.

This is one girl I’m going to be keeping an eye on over the years, she definitely has spunk and attitude. And even if you don’t care about that, watch the video, the storyline and performance by Karan Johar, among other things make it worth it! You’ll be laughing throughout, I promise.

Here’s AIB: Alia Bhatt – Genius of the Year…

What do you think of the video? Alia Bhatt? 😀

September 10, 2014   1 Comment