3 Idiots - A Review by Deepika
Jan 6th, 2010 by Deepika

3 Idiots - A Review by Deepika

3 Idiots - A Review by Deepika

Life is all about listening to your heart and chasing your dreams. That’s the essence of 3 IDIOTS!

To cut a long story short, all you’d like to say about the film is, All izz very, very, very, very, very well. Watch this film to know what it means!

You go in to see 3 Idiots expecting the genius Aamir Khan to weave magic on screen.

But despite the mental conditioning, the impact of the film is so overwhelming that it leaves you spellbound for hours after it has ended.

The Story

Farhan Qureshi (R. Madhavan), Raju Rastogi (Sharman Joshi), and Rancho or Rancchoddas Shyamaldas Chanchad (Aamir Khan) are three engineering students who all share the same room in a hostel at the fictional Imperial College of Engineering, one of the best colleges in India. While Farhan and Raju are mediocre students from modest backgrounds who want to lift their families out of poverty, Rancho is a wealthy genius who studies for the sheer joy of it. However, Rancho’s passion for knowledge and machine-building rather than exam rankings, conforming to the system and social climbing incurs the wrath of Professor Viru Sahastrabudhhe (ViruS) (Boman Irani).

Rancho irritates his lecturers by giving creative and unorthodox answers, and confronts ViruS after a fellow student Joy Lobo hangs himself in his dormitory room. Joy had requested an extension on his major project on compassionate grounds—his father had suffered a stroke—but ViruS refused, saying that he himself was completely unmoved by his own son’s accidental death after being hit by a train and then proceeding to phone Lobo’s ill father and inform him that his son will not be graduating. Rancho denounces the rat-run, dog-eat-dog, mindless rote learning mentality of the institution, blaming it for Lobo’s death, after which ViruS hauls his rebellious student and forces him to lecture the other students. Rancho them embarrasses the staff and students by asking them questions about non-existent concepts (Farhanitrate & Prerajulization), prompting them to search through textbooks trying to find a definition.

Threatened by Rancho’s talent and free spirit, ViruS labels him an “idiot” and attempts on a number of occasions to destroy his friendship with Farhan and Raju, warning them and their parents to steer clear of Rancho. In contrast, ViruS’ model student is Chatur Ramalingam or “Silencer,” (Omi Vaidya) who sees a high rank at the prestigious college as his ticket to higher social status, corporate power, and therefore wealth. Chatur conforms to the expectations of the system, and works by mindless rote learning, and unethical means of destroying his competition, such as trying to distract his classmates by feeding them pornography magazines. Rancho humiliates Chatur, who is awarded the honour of making a speech at an award ceremony by inserting obscenities into the text, which has been written by the librarian. Chatur proceeds to mindlessly memorise and read the speech without noticing that anything is amiss, which is littered with vulgar language directed at ViruS and the federal education minister, much to their horror, and to the students’ uproarious laughter.

Meanwhile, Rancho also falls in love with ViruS’ medical student daughter Pia (Kareena Kapoor) when he, Raju and Farhan crash her sister’s wedding banquet in order to get a free meal. This incident provokes further run-ins with ViruS, but Rancho wins over Pia after first insulting her fiancee Suhas and then demonstrating that Suhas only sees Pia’s hand in marriage as a means of furthering his career by marrying into an influential family. Rancho does this by damaging Suhas’s expensive material goods, and then confiscating Suhas’s gifts to Pia. The latter incident provokes an angry tirade from Suhas towards Pia about how much money she has lost him—he thinks that she was absent-minded and lost the present. After this, the pair fall in love and Pia saves Raju’s ill father by administering emergency treatment after he collapses.

For rest of the story, watch the movie!

Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year
Jan 6th, 2010 by Deepika

Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year

Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year

Some films absorb you instantly, from the very outset. But it takes time to get into the world of a salesman who thinks from his heart.

Come to think of it, ROCKET SINGH - SALESMAN OF THE YEAR is about a simple person, but the story of his struggle and accomplishment would charge you to make a similar path in life.

In a nutshell, ROCKET SINGH - SALESMAN OF THE YEAR is a bright and wonderful experience.

Harpreet Singh Bedi [Ranbir Kapoor] has just graduated and his marks are, well, let’s say a little embarrassing. But marks never stopped him from dreaming of an exciting and adventurous career, and they never will.

He takes a deep, positive breath and dives into the world of sales, rumoured to be an ultra cool career. It’s everything he dreamt of, with its smooth dressing, smoother talking men and women who can sell ice to an Eskimo, dreams to an insomniac and a lifetime mobile connection to a dying man. But soon, his idea of success begins clashing with the strange ways of these ‘professionals’ and ‘bosses’ he looked up to.

Harpreet Singh (Ranbir Kapoor) is just out of college and he joins a computer sales and service company as a trainee. He is pure at heart and wants to be honest in his work. His forthright attitude costs him a lot in his company. He is forced to sit out and do dirty work. His boss believes in bribing and getting sales orders at any cost. Vested by the way his company treats him, Harpreet want to show his entrepreneurial skills. He floats a secret company called ‘Rocket’ and bags orders and wins loyal customers. He uses the resources and employees of the office. The rest of the story is all about what happens when his boss finds out the truth.

Spicy Chicken Wings with bread crumb
Jan 6th, 2010 by Deepika

Chicken wings with breadcrumb

Chicken wings with breadcrumb


These chicken wings are easy to make, very good to taste. Great to serve as snacks, or as a main course with bread or rice.


1/2 cup mustard
1 Kg chicken wings (12-14), wing tips cut off and discarded or saved for stock
1 Tbsp oil
2 teaspoons white vinegar
1 1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
1/4 teaspoon pepper
3/4 cup fresh bread crumbs
3/4 cup freshly grated cheese

* To make bread crumbs, take 2 or 3 slices of white sandwich bread, cut into 1-inch pieces, pulse in a food processor or blender until crumbly.


1 Preheat oven to 450°F. Oil the rack of a broiler pan.

2 In a large shallow bowl, whisk together the mustard, oil, vinegar, and pepper. In another bowl toss together the cheese and bread crumbs. Working one at time, coat the chicken wings with the mustard mixture, rubbing the mixture in well. Then press the wings, thick skin side down, into the bread crumb mixture. Place the wings on the prepared rack and broiler pan, crumb side up.

3 Bake wings in oven for 30 minutes, or until they are cooked through and golden brown.

Can be served warm or at room temperature. Can make ahead one day, chill, and reheat in 400°F until coating is crispy.

Madhubala Vs Deepika Padukone
Jul 27th, 2009 by Deepika

Comparing Madhubala with Deepika Padukone

Comparing Madhubala with Deepika Padukone

When some one saw Madhubala in some 60’s movie he would say “Wow”

When some one sees Deepika Padukone in any of todays movie he says “Wow”

The only difference is the sentence has a changed ending.

Earlier, it was “Wow what a performance” and not it is “Wow she’s looking hot”

The times have changed over the years and so has the public preferences.

Earlier people used to give more importance to the acting skills and now the looks. The looks were important earlier too, Madhubala is till date one of the most beautiful actresses Bollywood has had. But now the acting skills have taken a back seat.

I am not directly comparing the legend of Madhubala with a newcomer like Deepika Padukone, but signifying as a whole, the preferences of people.

I do believe in the saying, “Old is Gold

I don’t think people would have liked the performances of newbees like Deepika or Katrina back at the old times. But I am somewhat sure, Madhubala would have won people’s hearts even in today’s times.

Here is a Video of Madhubala:



Here is a Video of Deepika Padukone:

Robots the Masters, Humans the Slave
Jul 26th, 2009 by Deepika

Robots - more powerful than us?

Robots - more powerful than us?

As Technology is advancing day by day, so is the fear - Will Robots dominate the human some day ?

On one side the scientists and engineers from all over the world are working towards building the best in robotics, machines which can talk and work like humans, on the other hand they are worried, that a day does not come when these robots become more powerful than men and women, thus resulting in a disaster.

While the computer scientists agree that we are a long way from Hal, the computer that took over the spaceship in “2001: A Space Odyssey,” they said there was legitimate concern that technological progress would transform the work force by destroying a widening range of jobs, as well as force humans to learn to live with machines that increasingly copy human behaviors.

The researchers also discuss possible threats to human jobs, like self-driving cars, software-based personal assistants and service robots in the home.

Just last month, a service robot developed by Willow Garage in Silicon Valley proved it could navigate the real world.

I think there should be a Control mechanism, when we are making robots, we should make some thing that is always in our control and can be used in case of such mishappenings in the future.

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