For those who have no clue who Karan Thapar is & don’t watch those “Hellish” kind of interviews & prefer the “normal” kind of interviews here is a little some thing about the show & its anchor.
Devil’s Advocate as rightly named is hosted by Mr.Karan Thapar who obviously plays the “Devil’s advocate” ( Honestly some of his interviews has made me wonder if he is the devil himself ! Though its kind of nice to watch such a hard play at times!!). People literally get roasted on this show! I very much remember an episode where the famous advocate/politician Mr.Ram Jeth Malani walked out in the middle of the interview.Thanks to the anchor’s grilling! Another interview that just blew my mind off was the one with Mrs.J.Jayalalitha , CM – TN (This one was in BBC)
From the title don’t mistake it for some kind of adventure experience that I had ( Adventure & me!?! Bad combo :P)
Its about the stuff that I really enjoy watching/reading.
So this is how my fascination with murder & crime started
I first stated reading books when I was in 3rd standard. My Mom got me interested in comics & short stories by Enid Blyton. But then I lost interest in comics within a year & half.I started venturing to other sections.That’s when I found out Mysteries were far better then comics. I got totally addicted to Nancy Drew written by collective authors under the pseudonym Carolyn Keene.
Though I did read a couple of Hardy Boys Books found Nancy drew a lot better. Then I grew up!! ( I had to you see :P)Moved on to Books by Agatha Christe.Went on rage to finish of all her books featuring Hercule Poirot in the lead. Didn’t like the same authors books featuring Ms.Jane Marple!
Thanks to Agatha Christe’s books, I got a new friend , B.S.Dhivya. We bonded big time over books. We still continue to be good friends thanks to Books!
After Mystery & Crime came along fantasy series Harry Potter to amaze be. I went bonkers over the HP series ( Though I didn’t enjoy the movie as much as the books). Sad JKR had to end the series.
But thanks to her books I concentrated on my boards exams ( You see her books were like carrots dangled in front of a rabbit. To get the carrots I had to score good marks!!!)
After the HP series ended I turned towards John Grisham & Jeffery Archer. Those two authors are my all time favorites.I also started to explore various books by novelists like Tess Gerritsen Micheal Plamer, Lee Child etc.But I still haven’t ventured into any other genre.I’m more of the kind who enjoys the adrenaline rush narrated in a book.
But of late my attention has turned to Thriller series telecast-ed on TV.I have a long list of Mystery series/Thrillers that I enjoy(or enjoyed 😀 finished off some) & here are a few to name.
|MY FIRST ADDICTION|
|STILL WATCHING THIS ONE!|
|WHAT A LITERARY INSPIRATION!|
|“BLOODY ” SHOW THIS ONE! I STOPPED|
|MY LATEST ADDICTION! A MIND BLOWING SHOW|
So that’s the rush of adrenaline that I know of!
|The Traffic block at T.Nagar|
|Traffic jam at Anna Saalai|
|Kathipara junction traffic jam|
|Burglar on run?! Oh no! its a lady trying to protect herself from the pollution!|
First what exactly is this Jan Lokpal bill?! For all those ignorant people who still don’t know what the whole country is heatedly debating about please go hit this website http://www.indiaagainstcorruption.org/lokpal.html (Its High time you know what all people around you are talking about!)
For those of us who know what it is all about – Welcome to the Debate of the century!(Debate for the ruling government & not for simplistic citizens like us! We are pretty clear about what we want!)
I strongly believe in a fact that we are the main reason for corrupting many people in this country.How many of us have paid those few “EXTRA” bucks to get a driving license or a passport or may be even a cinema ticket ( I can proudly tell I have done none of the above! Never watched a movie with black ticket & neither do I have a driving license nor do I drive a vehicle without one!) How many of us have escaped form getting a parking offense ticket or a rash driving ticket by paying that traffic police a 100 bucks!?!! Yet we talk about politicians being corrupt! what an irony!!! Its we who have corrupted the entire nation by bending rules to our comfort!
Like the famous adage ” Charity begins at Home”, its must be ” Anti- corruption Begins at home” ( or something like that which conveys the essence of anti-corruption movement!) If we stop giving they would stop taking!
Its not required that one must go sit in a fast or join the candle campaign to show their support to the Jan Lokpal draft. If we simply do our civic duties properly half the problem is solved! The rest of the problem can be very well taken care by the Lokapal bill.
I know the title just seems to be contradicting. But then that’s how i find it!
I decided to use the public transport to get to college instead of shelling out 13,000 bucks for the college bus (after all i didn’t have another option given that getting myself a two wheeler is a distant dream! leave alone using it to commute daily!). At first i found the travel rather annoying. Thanks to my general weak sense of balance & lack of experience in traveling anything crowded! I clearly needed to master the “ART OF STANDING WITHOUT LOOSING MY BALANCE” in a damn crowded bus when the driver brakes.
I also was thoroughly terrified by the crowded bus for the first 10 days probably thanks to few cheap species of the mankind who derive pleasure by assaulting the poor women folk by doing all sorts of unmanly things like tripping over “By mistake”. I still don’t understand the need for the such an animal behavior!
I very vividly remember my first day of college this year. I was getting back home from college after a long hectic day filled with ‘SOUND’ advice from my professors for my last year in college. I had to carry home a bag full of big books that would qualify as pillows. The worst part- I didn’t get a seat in the bus 😦 I had to balance my own weight & the bag’s weight). A decent looking guy came out of nowhere & stood behind me. He literally started breathing down on my neck. Initially i didn’t complain as the bus was too crowded…what would the poor guy do… As bus plied through I started to feel uncomfortable. The stench was unbearable.I realized the guy was drunk. Obviously he was not in his senses. I somehow managed to move away from him bu the bus got even more crowded. I simply prayed to god that i shouldn’t puke in bus itself. To my relief the bus was just 2 stops away from my stop.The lady standing next to me realized my plight & gave that drunk idiot a piece of her mind. My god! I didn’t have the guts to do that! I got down from the bus & thanked god for making sure I didn’t puke & for sending such an “Iron” lady!
After all this I thought my travel was going to be nightmare filled with obnoxious species of the humankind. But things kind of changed. I started to look at the other things. The kids that carry very heavy bags & chatter non stop, the poor conductor fellow shouting for the people to move inside the bus, the comical college crowd that comes in & make fun of the conductor. These few things kind of compensate for the all the negatives.
Bus travel can at times really be annoying & at the same time leave you with a lot of good memories( funny memories if u travel with a bunch of friends!)