Monday, June 25, 2012

My first ever Sky Diving experience…and I Survived!

I just cannot get this out of my head. Did I jump out of a plane yesterday? WOW… June 24, 2012 will always remain ridiculously the most daring and unbelievable day of my life. For the first time in life I experienced sky diving. It’s no joke, guys! But it’s hell of an experience. My heart almost sunk when the day was coming closer. Secretly I wanted to just bypass this altogether but couldn’t say it out loud to my gang. I was petrified.

When the gang and I reached at the Sky Diving place, we spotted few people coming down the sky on a parachute. Instantly, the nervousness went away and excitement kicked in. At the entrance, we had to fill out a lengthy form. It asked all kinds of weird questions…for instance: emergency contact, witness, etc. [Umm…hello, am I going to die today?]. Afterwards, the guys attached us with a safety harness. With all that straps on you; the mood changes rapidly. The sky diver escorted each one of us towards the small dingy plane. Fortunately, I was the first one to get in the plane and last one to jump. However, my hubby was the last one to get in and first one to jump. The moment that plane took off, my heart came into my stomach. Sitting in that plane is itself pretty terrifying let alone jumping out of it.

When we reached at about 10,000 feet, they opened the door. I believe I lost my senses when my hubby jumped from the plane. Afterwards, it barely took 10 seconds for the rest of us to take a leap. I sat at the edge of the plane and the professional sky diver was behind me securely attached. He pushed me off from the plane…and I closed my eyes. I knew my weakness so I didn’t wanted to experience a heart fail up in the air…! The minute I fell, the air pushed me upwards and I faced the sky but the professional guy literally pushed me so we could flip and face the Earth. Finally, after about 5 seconds, I opened my eyes and felt as if I’m stagnant in the air. You do not feel the free-fall after 5 second…and that was the bestest feeling ever!

The feeling of free fall is marvelous. The views looked spectacular. And suddenly you get pulled upwards with a loud noise which is actually the parachute getting activated. Once the parachute opens up, the madness completely goes away. You no longer feel the butterflies in your stomach. I maneuvered the parachute couple of times which was amazing. And, finally I landed back on Earth…sigh! What a feeling, it was!

By the way, watch out for the after affects. In my case, I had dizziness for the rest of the day. But hey, it’s totally worth it!

Friday, June 8, 2012

Rowdy Rathore – Are you comedy-ing me?

An action packed, masala picture. The movie is wholly and solely rested on Akshay Kumar’s shoulders. He’s a one man army. It is always a delight to watch AK on the screen. His personality is genuinely captivating and comedy timings are so superlative. One AK can do wonders on the screen; imagine if you get a double role from this actor? From beginning till end, you are either rolling on floor laughing or have smile on the face. The punch lines were hilarious. AK’s partner-in-crime ‘Paresh’ was equally fantastic. Remember Paresh and Bharti from Comedy Circus..!? For him, dialogues or no dialogues, he still made his presence felt on the screen. His looks are completely hysterical.

The storyline of the film was quiet ancient. So, please don’t bother going to theatre for the story. It’s the dialogue and the songs and AK, who did the magic! Now, let’s talk about the Khamosh girl. You know, it’s not always necessary to have an actress in the film! The script had absolutely nothing for her. Sonakshi Sinha only showed up for the songs and maybe a few lines…here n there! To tell you the truth, this so-called-role of ‘Paro’ didn’t suit her in any possible way. She cannot pull off bold and raunchy lines. Her personality goes against her. Fail!

A very special mention to one of the most cheap and vulgar songs I’ve ever heard… ‘Aa re pritam pyare’! Hands down, if a category of ‘the most vulgar song’ is ever to be created then this song will win it. Even the choreography was naughty and obscene. One can call it the extra garam masala in this movie for all the guys out there! Rest of the songs has a very catchy rhyme. Chinta ta ta chita is the most applauded number in the entire album. The little hand dance shown throughout the movie is quite addictive. [I tried it a couple of times as well]…

The formula worked just perfect with AK this time. He definitely wooed the audience with this rowdy looks, rowdy dishum dishum, rowdy dialogues, and rowdy punches!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

The Epic Transit Of Venus



I’m sure no one missed Venus passing through the Sun on June 5th 2012. It’s impossible to imagine this reality but it really did occur. The minute I found out about the epic transit on CNN, I got excited to encounter this extraordinary thing. A very special thanks to NASA for capturing the entire transit and showing it live to the entire world. One can clearly envision how big our Sun is and how miniature planet Venus. And just for your general knowledge, Earth is marginally bigger than its evil twin sister [Venus]. We also look like a tiny dot in front of this humongous Sun. It’s completely astounding to even think how vast this universe is!

Don’t you ever feel that we should be able to visit these planets revolving around our star? We should be able to glance at the Space from other planets revolving in our galaxy. If only I could get a chance to travel across the Space… Well, considering my bank balance, it can only remain a dream and I highly doubt NASA has this kind of advanced technology to fulfill my wishes. However, all accolades go out to NASA team for sharing this epic event with everyone. This proves how technology has progressed in past years. The next transit will take place in 2117 which will be encountered by our grand-grand children, if the world survives until then.

I was alive to see the epic transit of Venus 2012!