Wednesday, September 02, 2009


Chief Minister YSR's chopper went missing over Nallamala jungles at around 10 AM today morning. Unfavourable conditions hamper the search operations underway. The jungle is crazily dense and (used to be) Naxalite prone too. The weather is bad, it is pouring all over the place.
It's been 12 hours and there has been little progress. With daybreak the authorities are hoping to step up search operations and meanwhile they have pleaded the local junta familiar with the landscape to help them out.
Its all quite unreal.

Update: Reports confirming the death of all 5 people aboard that chooper, have just got in.

YSR will be remembered for his hugely ambitious Jala Yagnam and Arogya Shri. Programmes that targeted irrigation and health care for the poor and which arguably enabled Congress to beat anti-incumbency and come back to power.
One can never overstate the importance of irrigation and health care, so one hopes that these causes are not abandoned.
The inevitable question - who next? On the face of it Roshayya would seem like a natural choice. D. Srinivas chances on the other hand have diluted, thanks to his defeat in the recent Assembly elections. Looks like the times of in-fighting are back for the Congress, now that they seem to lack a single leader who commands the respect of both - the state cadre/leaders and the central command.
Citizen Kane
Happy Together
No Reservations
Husbands and Wives
It Happened One Night
Bicycle Thief
My Fair Lady
Breakfast at Tiffany's
He's Just Not That In To You.
How To Loose a Guy in 10 Days
Definitely, Maybe
Love Aaj Kal
Yes Man
Loved My Fair Lady. Rex Harrison deserves every inch of the Oscar he got. Also, I have come to like Audrey Hepburn quite a lot.
While we are still talking Classic Hollywood, let me drop in a quick word about Gregory Peck.
He is God. Period.
Bytheway, do the 'To Kill A Mocking Bird' fans out there know these interesting trivia.
-Mary Badham who plays Scout, Atticus' (Peck's character) daughter stuck a close friendship with Peck. Both of them remained very close till Peck's death in 2003. She always called him Atticus.
-It is Clark Kent's favourite movie.


Leena said...

They say the prospects seem bleak.. I can only hope all aboard that chopper are safe. Donno how the city is holding up what with Ganesh nimarjan and all.

Leena said...

Oh abt Gregory Peck, he's my mom's fave actor and was perfect for "to kill a mocking bird". That book is very very spl.

Hepburn and Peck's Roman Holiday is soo endearing.. My Fair Lady was a lil' slow for me though.

Try Hitchcock movies too.. love them. Peck acted in Spellbind.. movie isn't great but there's a Dali dream sequence that's interesting.

i said...

Yeah.. quite a day for the city.

i said...

And.. will definitely check out Spellbind