Monday, May 28, 2012

Still Remember TV Video Games?

There was a huge craze when TV video game was introduced in India in middle of 1990s. Earlier it was limited to video game parlors where kids after school make queues to play their favorite game. After it was available in market for individual buyers, every kid wants to have one. We used to exchange video cassettes/cartridges in the neighborhood. Everybody has their favorite game. Me and my brother has spent many hours playing these games. Can't even imagine how many hours are spent on them. The cassettes which are very popular are 64 in one, 7 in one, 6 in one, 4 in one. Few of my favorite games are:

1. Mario - I still want to complete those 8 rounds.
2. Contra - Both Contra and Super Contra were amazing. Loved that S power.
3. Spartan - Kicking and punching on 4 floors and that flying kick.
4. Batman - This one is with another super hero fighting in a house which have large plates, glasses.
5. Mustafa - Get back to the era of dinosaurs.
6. Baseball - Really wanted to hit those home runs.
7. Turtles - My favorite was Ralph with some amazing powers. Dragons were difficult to beat. Never finished it.
8. Road Fighter - Car race with different speeds. Have to keep a mark on the speed level.

Now a days Playstation, Xbox, Wii has taken their place but those games have their own charm and still stored in my memory.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Petrol Prices Increased by Rs. 7.50

I think this is the highest ever petrol price hike in the history of India. I don't know where our country is heading. Rupee has reached to its lowest level to around Rs. 56 and now petrol prices are increased by Rs. 7.50. Sensex is also loosing daily. This UPA government is worse. I have not seen such a bad condition of my country in my life. May be older generation has seen it during wars. Manmohan Singh and Sonia Gandhi are making sure that this is UPAs last tenure. I don't think if any literate person will vote for their government ever. It will only be a political or religion based decision to vote for them.

Manmohan Singh is the same man who revived Indian economy in 1991 and now he is taking it to that level again where India was before 1991. I don't know what kind of economist he is? It doesn't even bother him. He is silent as usual. Mamta Banerjee who is against hiking railway fares is also silent. What happen to you now Madam? You are more busy in deleting your cartoons on web. Is this some kind of revenge taken by this government from Indian people? I hope 2014 comes soon so that we can get away from this government. I know it will be tough for the new government as well but at least there will be a change and Change is Good.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Aamir Khan's Satyamev Jayate

Finally the show which I was waiting for has arrived on TV. Not aware of the concept, no expectations, I was just sure that its an Aamir Khan show and it has to be good and it has not disappointed me. It has truly touched the emotional chord of every human being who has seen it. I am sure even those people who were involved in female foeticide are now realizing that what they have done was wrong. This show has such an impact. Ofcourse, cannot do if they do not have real heart but a money making heart inside them.

Talking about comparison from other TV shows which bollywood actors hosted, this is in no way can be compared. This is in a league of its own. I am talking about the shows like Kaun Banega Crorepati hosted by Amitabh Bacchan, Shahrukh Khan, Kya aap Paachvi Pass hai by Shahrukh Khan. I agree that it helps people in earning some quick money without any real effort. Some people really deserve that money after going through difficulties in their life. But Satyamev Jayate is not about money, its about social stigma that is prevailing in our society. You can earn money but you can earn respect only when you care about the society. I now get to know why Aamir Khan previously refused to host Kaun Banega Crorepati. The show got the big attention because of Amitabh Bacchan, obviously a great personality, a great ambassador for Bollywood, a great man in life. What about life beyond Bollywood? Shahrukh Khan? Another great personality, but no way consider to be the role model.

Satyamev Jayate is one initiative that truly defines what Aamir Khan is all about. He is beyond beyond Bollywood. He is an great actor but he always chosen films/movies which impacts people in real life. He is the only actor who can host this show. I hope this show change many many lives and serve the purpose of removing social perils from the society.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Hawa Hawa by Hasan Jahangir

It was the time when people watched Chitrahaar on Doordarshan. Everybody use to wait for the time when it starts. I still remember the day when Hawa Hawa song was first played on TV. When the song was playing, I had this feeling that this is something different. Never heard songs outside Bollywood. Waiting to see the name of the movie, but couldn't. Then next day at school everybody asked each other that have you heard that song. It was instant hit. We recalled the lyrics from the last night and sang it in school. Still trying to find out the movie name. There was no such thing called as Album at those times. We have never heard it. So here is the song which is still popular and just feel like playing it forever.