Saturday, October 30, 2010

Existential Crisis


ನಾನಿಲ್ಲದ ವಿಶ್ವ ಏನಾದರೇನು?
What a practical thought! Dont you think the world ceases to exist for you when you are no more?

Friday, October 29, 2010

Prince - Saarathi


ಪ್ರೀತಿಗಾಗಿ ಪ್ರಿನ್ಸ್
ಸ್ನೇಹಕ್ಕಾಗಿ ಸಾರಥಿ
I dont know how people come up with the most absurd lines. And I hope he means "Prince" and not "Preens"!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Marriage/Wife Quotes


This car probably had half of the world's marriage/wife related quotes.
Driver carries no cash.
He's Married.


My wife gives me sound advice.
99% sound. 1% advice.


A man is incomplete until he gets married
Then he's finished.


Married men don't live longer.
It only seems longer.


My wife keeps saying I never listen to her
...or something like that.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Hope


ಗೆಲುವೆ ಒಂದು ದಿನ
ಗೆದ್ದೆ ಗೆಲ್ಲುವೆ ನೊಂದವಳನ್ನ

Monday, October 18, 2010

S Kumar


This reminded me of the old ad "S Kumar's ka business class collection". Anyone remember?

Friday, October 8, 2010

Irish


Look at the sticker at the top of the rear window..."Irish and Proud of it". Did not know there were Irish cab drivers in town!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Uppi



Upendra is one of the most talented filmmakers in the contemporary Kannada cinema (stop calling it Sandalwood for Ramssake, it sounds lame!) Much was expected from Uppi, before he lost his track by acting in horrendous Tamil and Telugu remakes. 

Uppi was the creator of the most popular Kannada slang ('Dagaar' from 'Tarle Nan Maga'. If you have not heard of the word, please dont ask me for translation) He made the very popular "Shh!", the last decent horror film in Kannada (not considering the unintentional films that turn out to be horror) Next one was "Om", perhaps the best underworld film in Kannada. He made his entry into acting with peculiarly named films like "A" and "Upendra" (clever story within a story involving Vikram-Betaal) with bizarre storylines and unusual screenplay, thereby bringing non-linear narration and misogyny into popular culture. After a decade, he is back to direction. Let us hope we get some interesting movies from him in future.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Temple Art


This kind of art can be seen mostly on travel vehicles which go to temple towns. Is this predominantly a Tamilnadu phenomenon?

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Shankar Nag


Shankar Nag was a man of many talents. Apart from his movie and theater pursuits, he had many many interests. He debuted on big screen with "Ondaanondu Kaaladalli", which was based on samurai films. He directed many movies ahead of its times, like "Accident" (showing drugs, politicians and corruption in a never-seen-before realistic way) and "Ondu Muttina Kathe" (first Kannada film to have underwater cinematography) He made the hugely popular and the universally loved TV Series "Malgudi Days". But all of this would not make him immortal among the auto drivers. Ironically, it took just one ordinary film called "Auto Raja", which put him on a different level among auto drivers.