Thai-land -Full moon party

Hadrin: It’s a pretty beach. Gorgeous  turquoise water, mountains around, a little crab here and there. One decided to stick to my bikini bottom. Completely freaked me out. After the calm waters of other beaches of Phi -phi  and Maya bay, there were waves here. U can bog up and down  on the wave and chill the day out.

There are volley ball , soccer games going around… People tanning themselves away.. The scene is that of any other good beach….BUT…. Come the Full moon Night and the beach transforms…..

25000 and counting…… people descend on same calm beach. Every inch is covered. They are merry, drinking from buckets, painted , dressed and what not. The shacks are pumping different kind of music…. each buzzing with its own sound. There are slides, firejump and pulsating music.

And it goes on all night…… till 9 in the morning. All you need to do is take a bucket- put some rum, redbull, and whatever else…. and u are set…. Some clicks form hadrin beach..

The blue men show

The blue men show

PInk Mushy

PInk Mushy

Full moon party

Full moon party

Painted

Painted

play time

play time

Suspenders

Suspenders

 Filling the sea

Filling the sea

Fire starters

Fire starters

Pink Bunny

Pink Bunny

And the morning comes....

And the morning comes....

Next to the mountains and beach

Next to the mountains and beach

Check out my glasses

Check out my glasses

I love

I love

Tired after a nice of party.

Tired after a nice of party.

Buy a bucket

Buy a bucket

A friend was extremely upset with the state of the beach when the sun descended. But then what do u expect when there are 25000 drunk people around. Good thing we went to the beach 2 days before the full moon burst.

Funny thing to be noticed: I don’t think anyone really looked at the moon that night or cared too much about it being full moon.

Bollywood music and then the rest of the movie….

Last few years, with a whole lot of new directors, musicians, producers etc etc coming on board, there has been some experimental films. Experimental in how they are shot, the music, the choreography.. but not so much in the film story.

Some of the music over the last few years has been kickass taking bollywood from the ‘not so cool’ to a ‘super cool ‘ quotient.

To the extent I think some of the movies don’t need to be made. They can just make the music and the video and forget about the movie completely . …. who cares with the Indian girl being pure and not sleeping with other men before she gets married etc etc… How many of the young Indian audience can really relate to that in today’s day and age.

Look at  Anjaana Anjaani. Great locations, great clothes, awesome music, some fun scenes but what a candy floss. How many people can live and travel like that when they have lost their house and everything they possibly own. And of course top it all with the ‘I can’t do this with another guy’ we seem to want to drive into the heads of the Indian audience. And this is when I really like Ranbir Kapoor and think he is very hot.

Candy floss

Candy floss

I love the music though. Why make the movie. Just stick to the music…

Check out another music video. God knows what they will do of the movie. But I love the music.

Enjoy!

3 Disasters for the weekend!

I have currently fallen in the format which says- work on weekdays and part of weekends, chill on balance weekend… Like how millions of human slaves ( yes, we are slaves) do.

So, when friday evening came close, I was excited. I had a good line for the weekend. A musical on friday evening, then maybe hangout, go for a drink somewhere… dance class on saturday… Maybe a movie.. catch up with friends….

I was looking forward to it… in the midst of work and whitewash going on at home.

Disaster 1 : So me and T land up all excited for this musical we have been planning to attend all this week. A much talked about event on our ” forever connected” facebook.

It’d called HAIRINDIA -  an indian rendition of a cult American Musical – “HAIR- The American Tribal Love Rock Musical”.

Hair India

Hair India

I don’t know much about the American Musical besides what I found on Wikipedia… But if it was anything like what we saw, either it could not possibility be a cult show or people are demented.

HAIRINDIA- we walked out around 9:30.

Good costumes, great dancers, good music set up…But that’s it.

Beyond that, it was outright boring. There was nothing which held my attention in any form. I understand the focus on love and peace, no war, sex, drugs, freedom, living my life…. We have heard that done to death in association with the 60s and the 70s. To get attention on this, there has to be something more… great sets, awesome singing (some of the singers were good but…… on the whole….), performance, story line, something ……

I can’t digest this is the actual rendition of the cult – HAIR musical. There was a lot missing. No depth, no nothing.

I was abused for dragging a few more people to the musical.

Disaster 2 : Went to Saket  for dinner to bitch about how our precious time got wasted…… to end up at ‘BUZZ’. I have had great memories of BUZZ, a bar belting out ‘Bollywood’ beats in full swing…and running packed house even on a weekday.

Buzz, Saket

Buzz, Saket

We walked into PUNJABI LAND straight from KAROL BAGH, grinding away on the tiny dance floor. The place was pretty empty. I had not seen the crowd I saw there for a long long time. I stood eyes popping, jaw dropped… Had  a horribly made mojito …. and  ran to rescue ourselves to the confines of our half unfinished paint smelling house.

There was hope… Sat and Sun to look forward too….

Sat went lazy, happy, dance class… to a movie. That’s when the Disaster stuck.

Disaster 3: A movie which has been given 4 stars in the leading newspapers of the country. ‘The Bounty Hunter’ starring Jennifer Aniston and Hottie- Gerard Butler. Post ugly truth, I was pretty excited to watch him again in a movie. What a disaster.

BountyHunterPoster

It’s  not even a chick flick… I don’t know what to call it. A bounty hunter next assignment is his ex-wife…. and it get’s complicated with her… Predictable, no story, soppy little thing. It sucked.

I have decided to not do any activity for the balance weekend. 3 Disaster in a single weekend is good enough.

I sit in the summer heat and watch the house getting white washed.

Cheers !!

Heidi As Godess Kali

This Halloween, Heidi Klum, a German super model created quite a buzz with her Halloween outfit.
She dressed as Goddess Kali.

And of course, all the saffron flags go up and love for religion has suddenly blossomed in the hearts of ‘Hindu’s. There is always some random organization or religious outfit who is demanding an apology for ‘degrading’ our Hindu Religion.

Religion and sex are the most exploited ways to get your ‘moment of glory’. And it works everytime and everywhere. It’s in our DNA.

Religion is to provide you with easier access to higher forces and energies, not to dwell and create issues about. It shows a passage for freedom, self-expression and awareness, not something to fight and kill over. How does it matter who is who, and the bigger question is – who are we to decide that? Dressing up as Goddess Kali, is not going to tarnish the powerful force, belief and respect that Goddess Kali commands. It is our ego which gets offended. How come we are not taking offence to some of the versions of Ramayana and Mahabharat that come on our ‘Idoit Box’. This new version on ‘Mahabharat’ on NDTV Imagine takes the cake with its beefcake boys playing semi gods.

To my mind, the outfit and makeup looks great. A lot of effort has been put to get the outfit and the look together. It looks beautiful. Heidi Klum may have generated curiousity around Goddess Kali. Some people may read about it, talk about it. It’s getting new audience, across different cultures. Of course, some may wrongly interpret it but that’s ok. Haven’t we Hindu’s been wrongly interpreting our own religion and abusing it for our selfish goals, for years now?

When I started to write this post, I had no idea it would get so serious.

I started with – Wow!!!! Look at that. Its gorgeous. And i love the shoes!! Check out the skull boots she is wearing in the outfit. Complete kick ass! I have to put this on My ‘Potlee’.