Thursday, August 21, 2008

Must Watch Movies

Hey this is the list of movies everyone must and must watch, it is not necessarily in order I like.

1. Anand(1970)- (Hindi)

Director: Hrishkesh Mukherjee

Producer: N.C. Sippy

Starring: Rajesh Khanna, Amitabh Bachchan

Wonderful movie, touches your heart, makes you cry, make you laugh, teach you to love your life and enjoy every moment of it. Timeless music by Salil Choudhary

2. Jo Jita Wahi Sikandar(1992)- Hindi

Director: Mansoor Khan

Producer: Naseer Hussain

Starring: Aamir Khan, Ayesha Jhulka

One of the first bollywood movie on sports, and school rivalry, amazing songs best climax any movie can have. And very good title for movie. Song Pahla Nasha express exact feeling when you are in love for first time and you can feel it while listening the song and feel like you are in love.

3. The Butterfly Effect (2004) – (English)

Director: Eric Bress, J. Mackye Gruber

Starring: Ashton Kutcher, Amy Smart

What to say a marvelous movie well thought, well planned, well directed and well performed.

4. Dangerous Minds(1995) – (English)

Director: John N. Smith

Starring: Michelle Pfeiffer

Just watch it and you never realize when you get involved in story.

5. Samna(1974) – (Marathi)

Director: Jabbar Patel

Writer: Vijay Tendulkar

Starring: Dr. Shriram Lagu, Nilu Phule, Mohan Aagashe

A masterpiece…

6. Golmaal(1979) – (Hindi)

Director: Hrishkesh Mukherjee

Starring: Amol Palekar

A light hearted comedy, wind up after hectic week and get relax.

7. Hera Pheri(2000) – (Hindi)

Director: Priyadarshan

Starring: Akshay Kumar, Paresh Rawal, Sunil Shetty, Tabbu

Laugh your heart out, paresh rawal in performance of his lifetime.

8. Jab We Met(2007) – (Hindi)

Director: Imtiaz Ali

Starring: Shahid Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor

New age bollywood lovestory. Excellent script and dialogues.

9. Jane Tu Ya Jane Na (2008) – (Hindi)

Director: Abbas Tyrewala

Producer: Aamir Khan

Starring: Imran Khan, Genelia D’souza

Again new age bollywood lovestory…

10. Rang De Basanti (2006) – (Hindi)

Director: Rakesh Omprakash Mehra

Starring: Aamir Khan, Siddharth, Sharman Joshi, Kunal Kapoor, Atu Kulkarni

Youth centric and patriotic movie. Every Indian who feels strogly about India must watch it.

(This is not end of the list many more to come, if you have anything to add up visit next time for some more when you finished watching these….)


Saturday, August 16, 2008

Movie Review: The Butterfly Effect (2004)

My Thoughts on Movie : “The Butterfly Effect (2004)”

Technically the "Butterfly Effect", means the "sensitive dependence on initial conditions". And whole movie revolve around this theory.
Directors: Eric Bress, J. Mackye Grubers
Cast: Ashton Kutcher, Amy Smart and other brilliant actors sorry I couldn’t name them all.

Even before starting to comment on film, guys this is one of the most watch movies and not only to watch but also for archiving it’s DVD. Its thrilling experience to watch this movie. Well written, well directed, brilliantly acted film. Film always keeps you guessing what’s next, keeps you interested all the time. So bravo for cast and crew, director, producer, technicians everyone.

This is a story of a boy growing up in a small town with his single working mom and his friends. He suffers from memory blackouts and more importantly something bad always seems to happen during these blackouts. He has habit of writing all these incidents down as much as he can remember. As he grows up it gets lesser until he seems to have recovered. One day at college he starts to read one of his old diaries, and suddenly a flashback hits him and he can recollect what happened in one of those blackouts. Not only that he also finds the way change the things all over again and fix things again. But harder he tries to fix the things situation always worsen. And he finds himself in big mess and in Asylum where his father used to be for same reasons.

Every frame of this film is so thought of, its amazingly brilliant story, brilliant editing and it has perfect pace to keep drama going. All the actors gets opportunity to play so many different shades in single roles and they does it so effortlessly not only by appearance, facial expression, accent but also with body language. This movie has little bit of everything drama, romance, comedy, psychedelic fantasy, science fiction.

In the end you might feel that it is just imagination, a fantasy but the theory stays with you successfully. Like when I thinks today I am an engineer but in my teens if I had decide to be a Doctor or a Banker or anyone else for each condition my life would have been so much different. My friends, my workplace, even the way I think now, would have been so much different that I won’t have recognize myself. What do you think?
As for rating I’ll give 10/10 points.

Don’t forget to watch it. I heard there is sequel to this I can’t wait to watch it.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Comfusion over buying PC


Thinking of buying a computer and little confused because of various branded computers available in the market. Or can not decide whether to go for branded PC or assembled one. And if want to go for assembled one then trouble is that you don’t know what configuration you should go for and how different factors affect the PC configuration. Don’t worry this article will help you to some extent.

Having computer today is absolutely a necessity today for your office. Now a days computer allows you to operate your business from sitting at home. Thus saving your time spent in travel as well stress you go through. Or if you have kids then it becomes so much more important to buy a computer for you home. As kids today need as much knowledge and literacy in computer as possible for their brighter future or we can say for even their survival in cut throat competitive world.

Before starting on points to consider to buy a computer, I will like to say that there is every chance after buying a computer in month or so you will find that there are even faster and cheaper computers available in market. So just try and find fastest and best suitable machine with your budget. Because even if technology going to evolve everyday your computer not going to be a junk on table in one day.

Now when we start hunting for a computer, decide if you want to go with branded computer or assembled one. My suggestion will be assemble one as it will cheaper and you can select best components and assemble them together. Only negative point will be for servicing you have to contact different people for different components.

Configuration for computer:- (This will help you select your branded or assembled computer)

Processors (CPUs):
The CPU (Central Processing Unit) is the brain of your computer. In general, the faster the better. Processor speeds are measured in gigahertz (GHz), the fastest models available now is in the range of 4GHz, but this is for mean hardcore machines. If you are in hardcore animation, gaming industry you can go with it but it will be really expensive. For the basic everyday office or home use processors starting from 1.5 GHz, is good enough. Then you have to make choice between Intel core duo or AMD core duo. General assumption if you want to play games on your machines then AMD processors serves the purpose better. Or Intel is common in use and will be cheaper option than the AMD processor.

Memory (RAM):
Most computers now use a type of memory called DDR2. Some high performance one might use DDR3, but this is quite expensive. Avoid systems using DDR1 or SDRAMS as for the amount of memory go for at least 1GB of memory. Memory speed will have immediate impact on performance as well. More the memory faster the PC. When buying computer try to buy as few DIMMs as possible to allow for future memory upgrades if needed.

Hard Drives:-
Hard drives are where all your data is going to be saved so it is also a very important part of your computers. Now days Hard drives going down on sizes and going up on storage space. You must have at least 250GB of hard disk. Almost all of them are running at 7200rpm now.

Optical Drives (CD/DVD):
Most of the systems now comes with DVD writer, CD writers are things of past now. And there is no need to make any adjustment in the budget. As for floppy drives, they are part of ancient history of PC’s, nobody use it anyway.

Choice of motherboard will depend on the processor you have selected, it has to be compatible with processor. You have to take care that, the motherboard you have selected has onboard video graphic card, sound card as well as there is provision for external video card and sound card in case of high end use. The motherboard should allow you to add LAN card, Wireless LAN, Bluetooth, USB 2.0 connectors. And try to have as many USB connectors as possible as most of the Upgrades and Peripherals of computers use USB nowadays.

This will have to be compatible with hardware you have selected. Ithas to have SMPS into it to power up the hardware. Then it has to as less bulky as possible and with arrangement for air ventilation so that your PC will be safe from overheating.

Monitor is also a as important part of PC as CPU is. Previously when LCD’s were really expensive people used to go with CRT, but now LCD is the option everyone goes for. If anybody think of CRT he goes for Flat Panel CRT. But LCD is still far better because it gives sharper picture, it is not bulky, it occupies lesser space, and it is easy on your eyes too. As for the size 17 inch is standard size now a days. Just take care to buy a monitor which should be capable of 1024 x 768 resolution, you might use most commonly 800 x 600 resolution. But it is always better to have provision.

Input/Output Interference Peripherals:
Keyboard and mouse has to be the first thing to buy as they will help you to communicate with you PC. There are wired and wireless Keyboard and Mouse available in the market so it will depend on anyone’s personal taste.
Then you can add “All in one printer” in your set up which will help you to print, scan, copy as well as fax your documents.
You will also need LAN card installed in your system to connect Internet. As modem is provided by Internet Provider nowadays so you don’t have to worry about it.
Then there will speakers to listen to music and movies, if you prefer to watch DVD’s on your PC then you can add 5.1 home theatre speaker set in your system.
If you want to use your PC for chatting then you need to have a Headphone with Microphone and Webcam of 2 – 3 megapixel.
You can also add TV tuner card to your PC to watch TV on your desktop computer.

After all the hardware in place you have to think about the softwares as they are essentially decides how you want to use your computer. There are two popular and user-friendly operating systems available in the market, WINDOWS and MAC. Windows has captured most of the PC market than the MAC. As it is more compatible to most of the softaware and it has been used by almost everyone it is better bet as it is lot cheaper than MAC, and it is only because of ‘Supply and Demand’ Rule. Don’t judge quality by there price difference. Although buying MAC is in thing now a days, it is somewhat style statement. As MAC’s other product Apple ipod and iphone becoming really popular. So it’s again personal choice.
Then there are various softwares available to enhance the use of your computer, there is MS OFFICE which contains MS Word, MS Excell, Powerpoint, Outlook etc. to help in your office and school, college work. Then there is Adobe, Corel, Macromedia’s softwares like photoshop, coreldraw, Flash, dreamweaver, etc. to help you with your artistic work.
After installing all the softwares don’t forget to install Antivirus software to protect your PC from Virus specially if you are using Internet.

So in Nutshell go and find suitable PC for yourself and enjoy the limitless possible things your PC can do for you.


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