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Showing posts from June, 2012

Double Movie Review: Diamond Necklace and Ee Adutha Kalathu

My DH and I celebrated our tenth wedding anniversary on June 16th. Since it was a Saturday, we celebrated with a whole day's program. We started off with a visit to the Attukal Devi temple, then got a family portrait taken, had a grand buffet lunch and finally my DH treated me to a Diamond Necklace - only it was the movie! 
I do not profess to be a Lal Jose fan per se. But I do love and never tire of watching a few of his movies like Meesa Madhavan (incidentally etched in my mind as the first movie we watched as a newly married couple in 2002! :-) ) and Classmates (which a few Malayali friends brought to a theater near Minneapolis in 2006). He is no doubt a versatile director but has also made indifferent movies like Spanish Masala, Mulla and Pattalam. Arabikkatha, with Dr. Iqbal Kuttippuram was critically and popularly acclaimed and the pair has again brought a good movie to us. 
Diamond Necklace is set in Dubai. In Arabikkatha we saw the seamy side of Dubai in which ordinary wor…

Rain and a book review

There's no way I can put in my customary hour or two in the garden today - it's raining buckets out there. So I thought this would be a good time to tend to my online garden here at Not So Perfect Karthi. All this month I have been busy with the school reopening, getting the kiddos back to school-day routine and working hard in the garden - planting (a little), weeding (a lot) and generally reclaiming my yard that had been taken over by wild nature. The reason for this industriousness?Aah, that is a whole other post that will be coming up soon. 
It's been a while since I posted anything about a book that I read recently - not because I've not been reading (Hello, how long can a fish survive without water?) - but because I've not been reading much that I could recommend to people. BTW, if there are any Sex and the City fans out there, they might wanna look at The Carrie Diaries by Candace Bushnell - it's about Carrie before she came to New York city.

When I re…