Saturday, August 21, 2010

To Be or Not To Be...

That really is the question.
I just realized a few days ago that I'm turning 30 very soon. (If 6 months counts for soon, then it really is soon) Then I became depressed. At least, depressing thoughts suddenly started overwhelming me.

Then I stumbled on Anis Shivani's article and somehow, it lifted me a bit. It's the fact that someone does not agree with the status quo, the elite chosen by the few from their pulpits and institutions. Overrated writers and underrated writers everywhere, jumbled, jostled and discombobulated. I'm not fit to be in that arena yet. Then all I have to do now is do what I do and do it the best that I can. Everything else is left to the critics...

Monday, August 9, 2010


Should I even mention that I received another rejection? It's from Tin House...
Must be like Rocky...keep fighting...that's how winning is done.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Rocket Singh - Salesman of the Year

I just watched the Bollywood film "Rocket Singh - Salesman of the Year" courtesy of Netflix's instant play option. I haven't watched a lot of Bollywood films before and the movie that's turned me onto them doesn't exactly qualify as a classic Bollywood production. I'm referring, of course, to Slumdog Millionaire - a film I fell in love with because everything about it was amazing. Anyway, Rocket Singh, unlike other Bollywood films I've heard of and seen, doesn't capitalize on dance and song numbers just like others I've seen in the past. It delves into the world of modern India in the world of business and technology where a new graduate, a Sikh by the name of Harpreet Singh, finds a job as a salesman in a company that sells PCs. His righteousness and honesty soon lands him as the laughing stock of the other salesmen, a "Zero" in their eyes. He then hatches an idea to create Rocket corporation based as an inspiration from the malicious paper airplane "rockets" being thrown at him. From one employee, he expands to five as he works together with other disgruntled employees, operating their company with a business motto of people first - creating a customer-tailored service based on honesty - seemingly unheard of in the business circles. Rocket Company does this under the nose of their boss at AYS until he finds out about it and fires them all, making a hostile takeover of the company that his employees started. In the end, acquiring Rocket proved to be a liability forcing the boss to give it all back to them.

It wasn't a a bad film - entertaining.