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Reviewed Mussoorie

Dec 31, 2004 11:13 AM 2562 Views

(Updated Dec 31, 2004 11:13 AM)

It is many a day now, since I came to realize that being posted in the small town of Sahranpur in northern uttar pradesh was indeed a blessing in disguise for the likes of me. Its strategic location makes it just a car drive away from places like Rishikesh and its flowing rapids,dehradun and ...Read more

Reviewed Gangtok

Nov 06, 2004 10:56 AM 3582 Views

(Updated Nov 06, 2004 10:56 AM)

My tryst with traveling continues into hitherto unexplored territories of this beautiful and bountiful country ?my very own INDIA?. This time it was Gangtok (originally called gengthok). A 5 day holiday presented itself as a nice opportunity to hit the road. This time around I decided to enthuse...Read more

Reviewed Sunderbans Wildlife Sanctuary

May 18, 2004 06:23 PM 6708 Views

(Updated May 18, 2004 06:23 PM)

It all started last friday, when all of a suddenI realized that I had a 3 day weekend and hence should try and do something which is at the core of my heart and that whichI am completely passionate about - TRAVEL. Friday nightI partied till late, woke up at 7 Saturday morning and decided to don ...Read more

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Reviewed ICICI Bank

Feb 20, 2004 11:32 AM 2104 Views

(Updated Feb 20, 2004 11:37 AM)

OK!! I know that I have given a very weird title to this revu, but as you read the reason for its aptness will come to light. I have a salary account with this esteemed organization with its swank offices, aggressive growth forecasts, beautiful models and celebrity stars in its advertisements...Read more

Reviewed Atlas Shrugged - Ayn Rand

Feb 03, 2004 12:48 PM 1821 Views

(Updated Feb 03, 2004 12:48 PM)

Atlas Shrugged is the astounding story of a man who said that he would stop the motor of the world -- and did. Tremendous in scope, breathtaking in its suspense, Atlas Shrugged stretches the boundaries further than any book I have ever read. On seeing a few of my friends reading this novel ov...Read more

Reviewed The Last Samurai Movie

Jan 31, 2004 02:08 PM 2180 Views

(Updated Jan 31, 2004 02:08 PM)

'The Last Samurai' could well be to Japan what Braveheart was to Scotland. Both are big, blustering, battlefield epics, set within genuine historical events, but at the same time contorting that history almost beyond recognition in order to meet the demands of Hollywood. While both films make fo...Read more

Reviewed Ek Hasina Thi

Jan 20, 2004 06:44 PM 1342 Views

(Updated Jan 20, 2004 06:46 PM)

The realm of film making is the most complex and creative as it can get, and ram gopal verma was onr man who excelled in it ,not because of the fact that he understood the pulse of the people and that he played to that, but because of his unique and fresh style which struck a cord with the masse...Read more

Reviewed Wings of Fire: An Autobiography of APJ Abdul Kalam - Arun Tiwari

Dec 30, 2003 07:09 PM 3522 Views

(Updated Dec 30, 2003 07:11 PM)

The unexamined life is not worth living,'' said Socrates more than two millennia ago. Here, we have in print, a well-examined life of one of the icons of the post-colonial technological renaissance of the country. his autobiographical account has been one of the most inspiring I've read in re...Read more

Commented on reavan's review

Dec 29, 2003 07:38 PM

it was a bit too long buddy.try and keep it short and sweet ,tht ways people reading ur revu have a better probability of finishing it and rating ur effort, it may also help someone with the same problem or ome stuff like tht. i agree with most of what you have written tough. stay at it. barus

Commented on preran's review

Dec 29, 2003 07:07 PM

hi, a nice and detailed revu. a suggestion from my side would be to start practicing brevity.The art of concise and meaningful writing helps a lot in life. keep at it. barus

Reviewed Life of Pi - Yann Martel

Dec 29, 2003 06:55 PM 1752 Views

(Updated Dec 29, 2003 06:55 PM)

This booker winner is a preposterous but utterly enchanting story about a young Indian boy adrift in a lifeboat with his good friend, a Bengal tiger, and some other zoo animals. Martel's ''Life of Pi'' might sound ridiculous, but by the time Martel throws Pi out to sea, his quirkily magical a...Read more

Reviewed Gladiator Movie

Dec 27, 2003 12:47 PM 3192 Views

(Updated Dec 27, 2003 12:47 PM)

Gladiator is a genre of movie upon which Hollywood once used to build its reputation but rarely produces anymore: the spectacle. Filled with larger-than-life characters, gorgeous scenery, impressive set design, and epic storytelling, Gladiator is designed not just to entertain, but to enthrall. ...Read more

Reviewed A Beautiful Mind Movie

Dec 26, 2003 07:05 PM 3104 Views

(Updated Dec 26, 2003 07:05 PM)

A Beautiful Mind purports to tell the true story of Professor John Nash (Russell Crowe), but, while the gross facts may be accurate, one must expect embellishment of the details. Narrative features are not constrained by the same rules that limit documentaries. We first meet Nash as a student at...Read more

Reviewed Love Actually Movie

Dec 23, 2003 07:48 PM 2057 Views

(Updated Dec 23, 2003 07:48 PM)

There’s so much right about this multi-tiered plum cake of a romantic comedy that it would be better to begin with the little I didn’t like about ''Love Actually''. The film has too many characters swarming the svelte scenario, jostling one another and our attention as they shop, ...Read more

Reviewed Taj Coromandel Hotel - Chennai

Dec 22, 2003 08:03 PM 2418 Views

(Updated Dec 22, 2003 08:05 PM)

Review : A retinue of 80 waiters trooped into the ballroom in perfect sync with each other,akin to the independence day parade of the military.Each one of them was carrying a plate well laid out with continental delicacies which was a feast to the eye as much as it was for the tummy. The abov...Read more

Commented on AAvinash's review

Dec 22, 2003 07:17 PM

me second you on most of what you have to say on pizza corner. tht place sure has slipped on the quality pizza image tht they are known for worldwide,and tht they were maintaining in the initial phase of their existence in india. they better hear this outcry and pull up their socks otherwise it may... be a huge flopshow afterall....Read More

Commented on preran's review

Dec 22, 2003 07:14 PM

there is one good connoisiuer..(oops i guess i got tht spelling correct...)whtever, tht was one neat revu, completly unbiased and analytical.

Commented on deja_vu's review

Dec 22, 2003 07:12 PM

the revu was nice and detailed,,keep it up...and it sure did dispel a few of my doubts

Commented on manishrvce's review

Dec 08, 2003 05:31 PM

hey dude,revu was fun to read but a bit too long.try and keep it short and sweet will ya .keep writing mon. barus

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