Thursday, July 30, 2009

Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian

CAST
Ben Stiller ... Larry Daley
Amy Adams ... Amelia Earhart
Owen Wilson ... Jedediah Smith
Hank Azaria ... Kahmunrah / The Thinker / Abe Lincoln
Robin Williams ... Teddy Roosevelt
Christopher Guest ... Ivan the Terrible
Alain Chabat ... Napoleon Bonaparte
Steve Coogan ... Octavius
Ricky Gervais ... Dr. McPhee
Bill Hader ... General George Armstrong Custer
Jon Bernthal ... Al Capone
Patrick Gallagher ... Attila the Hun
Jake Cherry ... Nicky Daley
Rami Malek ... Ahkmenrah
Mizuo Peck ... Sacajawea

Sizzlers after a long time

Last evening we went to South City Mall and had dinner at FOOD TALK (the food court there). We decided to do sizzlers as it had been a very long time since we had last had them. So a Mixed Grill Sizzler (Rs. 160) and a Sea Food Sizzler (Rs. 200) along with a Pepsi each. It was Yum.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Transformers 2: Revenge Of The Fallen

I watched Transformers 2: Revenge Of The Fallen yesterday.
CAST
Shia LaBeouf ... Sam Witwicky
Megan Fox ... Mikaela Banes
Josh Duhamel ... Major Lennox
Tyrese Gibson ... USAF Master Sergeant Epps
John Turturro ... Agent Simmons
Ramon Rodriguez ... Leo Spitz
Kevin Dunn ... Ron Witwicky
Julie White ... Judy Witwicky
Isabel Lucas ... Alice

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Kolkata Tramways: The New Trams

Kolkata Metro: Connect East2West Project

Finally Work has started on the East2West Metro. This is an ambitious project which entails connecting Howrah to Salt Lake. The proposed line is interesting as it will have underground and elevated sections.

I think the biggest challenge will the the section that will be a tunnel under the River Hooghly connecting Howrah Station to the Metropolis of Kolkata. Once completed thought, I think it will take the much needed load of off the Historic Howrah Bridge.

Lets see how long this project takes. The original Metro, India's first, took 22 years and is now being extended beyond Tollygunge on the south till Garia and beyond Dum Dum to Barrackpore, I hear.

This is the section on the E.M. Bypass in front of Mani Square Mall.

Sunday, July 05, 2009

Trincas 50 Years Anniversary Celebrations, contd.

Steven - Guitar
Claude - Keyboards
Dominic S - Keyboards
Dominic K - Bass
Riane - Vocals
Priyanka - Vocals
Jeffrey Ricks - Drums and Vocals

Kambakht Ishq

CAST
Akshay Kumar...... Viraj Shergill
Kareena Kapoor...... Simrita Rai (Bebo)
Aftab Shivdasani...... Lucky
Amrita Arora...... Kamini
Vindu Dara Singh...... Tiger
Javed Jaffrey...... Keswani
Kirron Kher...... Simrita Rai's aunt
Boman Irani...... Special appearance
Ashwin Mushran...... Special appearance
Rajesh Khera...... Dr. Ali
Sylvester Stallone...... Special appearance (as himself)
Brandon Routh...... Special appearance (as himself)
Denise Richards...... Special appearance (as herself)
Kaykasshan Patel...... Nimrita

Saturday, July 04, 2009

Trincas 50 Years Anniversary Celebrations

On Friday night we decided to hit Trincas. I had been there a couple of times before and sold the idea to my wife. Surprisingly she hadn’t ever been there and Plan B, who we hadn’t heard in a long time, was reason enough to visit this legendary Eatery on Park Street. To add to that, Trincas was having their Golden Jubilee Celebrations with a line up of bands and singers performing every evening.

When we got there, we had to settle for a little table in the corner in The Ming Room and though we were far away from the music the place was buzzing with people and Plan B was already on stage belting songs from yesteryears. Good old classics from Abba and K C & the Sunshine Band.

We got down to the business of high spirits and were more than satisfied with the Non-Vegetarian Platter to go along. Plan B signed off with a Classic Elton John song done solo by Anindya on the Keyboards and was followed by the House Band which played at Trincas every evening.

After an hour or more of “spirited music” we wanted to order the main course. Chicken Tetrazinni was the choice, but to our surprise we were told that it would take 45 minutes to an hour and decided to go with an American Chopsuey instead. Finally when the music was over we left feeling thrilled that we had witnessed a day of the 50 year celebrations of this great place.

Plan B
Sumit Ramachandran - Guitar
Rila - Vocals
Dominic Saldana - Keyboards.
Dominic - Bass
Chirodeep - Drums
Anindya Mukherjee - Keyboards & Vocals

The House Band:
Nigel - Drums
Carlyle - Keyboards
Stafford - Guitar
Cornel - Guitar
Noel - Bass
Candice - Vocals