The Week That Was: ‘Car’mic Journeys
I seem to be writing The Week That Was way too soon nowadays. Is it just me or is time living up to its reputation and flying? Before I can even gather what’s happened, it’s time to do another round-up. This has me all senti-menti, you know? Kal Ho Naa Ho and all of that. Okay, I won’t burden you with my philosophical mood; Mondays come with their own share of drama and I don’t intend to add any more. Just read what happened last week; you wild, free young thing, you!
RIP, Maya Angelou!
Award-winning American author, renowned poet and civil rights activist Maya Angelou died on Wednesday at 86 years of age. She was a voice for the silent, a fearless champion for the oppressed and, above all, a spokesperson for the power of love. Social media was abuzz with the news of her death, and I couldn’t help but notice that she was commemorated with the most beautiful quotes, all original creations by her. What an incredible journey and what an incredible woman! Not many know that she was the poet chosen to read at President Clinton’s first inauguration in 1993 and later received the Medal of Freedom from President Obama in 2010. She will continue to inspire women the world over, with the pearls of wisdom she has left us through her words. RIP, Maya Angelou.
Wheels Of Change
The whole country has been especially emotional last week as Hindustan Motors halted the production of India’s most iconic car, the Ambassador. The first car to ever be made in India, the Ambassador will always keep running in our hearts as we drive down memory lane ever so fondly. As usual, no one puts it better than Amul.
Racing Into The Future
From reminiscing about India’s beloved old ‘Amby’ to a future where cars drive themselves, we live in a world even we aren’t used to. Look what Google has gone and done now:
PS: To me it totally looks like a cross between Noddy’s car and those space vehicles the Jetsons used. Too much Cartoon Network as a child is clearly taking its toll!
How could you even think I’ll leave out Bollywood news! Do you not know me at all? Watch the trailer for the new movie, Vidya Balan starrer Bobby Jasoos and you’ll instantly be reminded of why this lady is a big deal. She claims it’s a tribute to Karamchand, the popular Indian detective TV series telecast in the ’80s. Well, I hear there are a slew of new detective movies coming out, but if Vidya gets this right she’ll show them how it’s done. Just when you had written her off, haan? Directed by Samar Shaikh and produced by Dia Mirza and Sahil Sangha, the film also features Ali Fazal, Pathak, Tanvi Azmi among others. I’m really looking forward to this one, tell me what you think?
Yeah, that’s what she’s called when she’s had a supposed ‘wardrobe malfunction’. I’m utterly bemused by the fact that this malfunction has been in the news all darn week long. Apparently Varun Dhawan (to display brawn?!) in a fit of happiness/madness/rage suddenly lifted Alia and if you see the pictures taken at the trailer launch of their upcoming movie Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania; you can (barely) see through her sheer green salwar to reveal…waitforit…underwear. *Insert loud gasp here*. My question to the world is: what is the damn surprise? It’s better she’s wearing rather than not wearing underwear, no? Let the girl be already. Isn’t she having enough trouble with all those memes doing the rounds on the internet as it is?!
That’s a wrap on The Week That Was. Till next week, stay happy and positive. Also, enjoy the summer while you can for it’s going to get gloomy really soon.
Photos courtesy: People, ibnlive.in.com, bollywoodlife