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Perfume: The story of a murderer

Movie: 'Perfume: The story of a murderer'(2006)
Director: Tom Tykwer
Cast: Ben Whishaw, Dustin Hoffman, Alan Rickman, Rachel Hurd-Wood, Jessica Schwarz
Based on the novel by : Patrick Süskind
Genre: Thriller/Horror

It is not a pleasant movie I warn you, but indeed very different from the usual storylines. The story is set in 18th century Paris. As you could decipher from the name of the movie it is the story of a murderer. There are no heroes in this story only the villain Jean Baptiste Grenouille (Ben Wishaw) who has an extraordinary sense of smell.
Before watching the movie I had heard that it was good and a must see. I had read a synopsis as well and I wondered what sort of a story could be developed using such a theme. Perhaps you think so too? Well, read on…
The best nose in Paris
Jean-Baptiste Grenouille is poor. An orphan. His existence is in the worst form- as a slave. Nobody teaches him the importance of moral values. He does not know the difference between good and e…

A wonderful song..

A romantic song from the movie 'Jhoom Barabar Jhoom'. I absolutely love it..Watch it and listen to it..I am sure you will like it too even if you do not know Hindi.. Starring Abhishek Bachan and Preity Zinta..

Sing Along..

(Dhaage tod laao chaandini se noor ke
Ghoonghat hi bana lo roshani se noor ke) - 2
Sharm aa gayi toh aaghosh mein lo
Ho saanson se uljhi rahein meri saansein
(Bol na halke halke, bol na halke halke
hont se halke halke, bol na halke) - 2

Aa nind ka sauda karein, ek khwaab de, ek khwaab le
Ek khwaab toh aankhon mein hai, ek chaand ke takiye talein
Kitane dino se yeh aasamaan bhi soya nahi hai, isko sula de
(Bol na halke halke, bol na halke halke
hont se halke halke, bol na halke) - 2

Umarein lagi kehte huve, do labz the ek baat thi
Woh ek din sau saal ka, sau saal ki woh raat thi
Kaisa lage jo chup chaap rolo, ho pal pal mein puri sadiyaan bitadein

Bol na halke halke, bol na halke halke
Hont se halke halke
o dhaage tod laao chaandini se noor ke
o ghoonghat hi bana lo roshani se …

Backgrounds for Greeting cards

As I have not posted anything on crafts till now, I thought I would begin with some backgrounds/backing papers for greeting cards.
So here they are. Download all of them FREE. Yea all these backgrounds are FREE to use- personal or commercial. If you are using it in your website please add a link back.

Click on the image to view larger image. Save it to your computer, take printouts and let your imagination go wild!! Oh and by the way I would be delighted to see the greeting cards (or whatever it is) that you made. Don't forget to leave a comment if you liked the designs.

Roses in blue background

Lava background

Leafy background

Pink dots in blue background



I might perhaps do some crafting projects as well..So check back later..

Another Christmas..

Another year. Another Christmas. I never actually celebrated Christmas (except for sending Christmas cards to all my friends and relatives and enjoying the holidays), so my memories of Christmas are few. Well, I do have these three memories- a silly one, a simply adorable one and a really bad one...

The silly one
When I was small, after watching a number of animated movies on Christmas day, I finally came to believe in Santa Claus. The picture of Santa Claus climbing down the chimney and placing gifts under the Christmas tree somehow became believable to me (eventhough we did not have a Christmas tree or a chimney). So when I woke up the next day I searched the whole house for my gift! Well, of course there were no gifts waiting for me! Now it feels so funny thinking about it:-))
The adorable one
The last Christmas my husband and I were in Switzerland. It was part of a European trip and we thoroughly enjoyed it. That was the first time I ever saw snow! I will never forget that..

Isn't …

Wish you a Merry Christmas!!

Wish you all a very Merry Christmas!

I have been tagged!

I have been tagged by Rampantheart! So I am supposed to answer these 38 questions and tag five people.. Ok then, here goes!1. Name one person who made you laugh last night? My husband 2. What were you doing at 0800?
A that time I was half awake and half sleeping:-D 3. What were you doing 30 minutes ago?
Having my lunch.. 4. What happened to you in 2006?
I got married!!! :-) 5. What was the last thing you said out loud?
'Ente Daivame' (Oh my God!) after seeing such a huge list of questions!
6. How many beverages did you have today?
Two cups of tea 7. What color is your hairbrush?
Black 8. What was the last thing you paid for?
A Christmas card 9.Where were you last night?
At home hopping channels 10.What color is your front door?
Pale yellow
11.Where do you keep your change?
In my purse
12.What’s the weather like today?
Cold! So dull..I like summer..
13.What’s the best ice-cream flavor?
Butterscotch 14. What excites you?
Many things.. For instance getting a nice book to read:-)
15. Do you want to cut you…

Have you read Archie, Betty and Veronica's blogs??

Yesterday I visited the Archie comics website. Guess who were blogging there? Archie, Betty, Veronica, Jughead and Reggie! It was interesting to read -each of the blog bringing forth their own personality.
Betty's blog cute and sweet with a number of recipes
Veronica's blog with a lot about shopping and '(((Silver&GoldHugs)))'
Archie's blog about the ladies in his life
Jughead's blog about food, his friends and his life &
Reggie's blog about, yea you got it right, HIMSELF
Of course you know the gang right? Archie, Betty, Veronica, Reggie, Jughead, Dilton, Ethel, Chuck, Moose, Midge have been hanging around for more than 65 years now!(but still teenagers!) I enjoyed reading the comics when I was young and wouldn't mind reading them even now.
If you feel like reading it now there are a number of comics posted in the website. Check out this link:
This website is mainly intended fo…

First Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince image!

The first image of the movie Harry Potter and the Half- Blood Prince has been released! I came across it just now as I was searching for some Harry Potter news. The movie is scheduled to be released on November 21st, 2008.. Such a long wait..I have read all the seven books, all of which I liked very much. It is a pity that J.K.Rowling is not going to write another Harry Potter book :-( Now all that is left to do is wait for the next movie..

Agatha Christie's 4.50 from Paddington

The Book: 4.50 from Paddington
The author: Agatha Christie
Genre: Mystery, Who dunnit
Published in: 1957 by William Collins Sons & Co. in London, 'What Mrs. McGillicuddy Saw!' by Dodd, Mead & Co. in New York.
The Detective: Jane Marple
Sidekick: Lucy Eyelesbarrow
Location: A country house
Price: RRP £6.99. (You can of course get it at a much lower price or read it here...)

The Plot:
It all starts when Mrs. Elspeth McGillicuddy, a short and stout elderly woman, after a day’s Christmas shopping takes the 4.50 train from Paddington. She is so tired that she soon dozes off. After sometime she wakes up and finds another train running side by side. As she shifts her gaze towards the train a blind in one of the carriages goes up. What she sees inside shocks her beyond measure... A man is strangling a woman! The train passes by. As she stands there wondering what to do the ticket collector comes in. She at once tells him what she saw. But he does not believe her and thinks she had on…

Avatar is...what??

I like watching the TV show 'Charmed' and never miss it. In today's episode there was this group called Avatars who are depicted as beyond good and evil- those with immense power and who wants a world without the unnecessary fight between good and evil. After the show when I switched on my computer and started browsing, there were another set of Avatars waiting.In chat rooms, forums, discussions, computer games; even Animated Avatars and talking Avatars...In the Internet, Avatar is a visual representation of a person . It is these cute images that give or tries to give an impression about the person. It could be a picture of their own or anything which they think would represent them well in the world of Internet.So we all know what it is , right? But how did the word Avatar originate? Avatar has its origin from Sanskrit. It means incarnation. In Hindu mythology Lord Vishnu, who is the protector and sustainor of life, took ten Avataras (called Dasavatara). These incarnatio…

Addicted to Blog Catalog!

It was yesterday that I got my blog approved by Blog Catalog. Soon I was browsing through the enormous number of blogs enlisted. I never thought there were so many bloggers in the world! Yes, I know, my mistake. I have to tell you that I was really impressed! So much creativity and thoughts! So much for thinking that my blog was pretty Okay!
And the best thing was that I could meet the creators of these wonderful blogs and make friends with them. I have already made a few friends now. I am still getting to know my way about, but I am sure this is going to be a good learning experience as well!
If you don't know what this Blog Catalog is, here goes:
Blog Catalog is a meeting place of bloggers from all over the world. Most people come here in the hope of getting a boost in the number of visitors to their blogs. I think it is a pretty good way too(I hope this entry gets read by people other than me!) All you have to do is make an account and submit your blog(of course you should have a…

Eragon- A story of a boy and his dragon

Eragon is an exciting novel which narrates the adventures of a boy and his dragon. Christopher Paolini started writing this novel when he was only fifteen years old.

This is a little something about this interesting novel.

Eragon is an ordinary farm boy. He lives with his cousin Roran and uncle Garrow in a small house ten miles from the village of Carvahall, in the land of Alagaesia. In this land is a range of untamed mountains called the Spine. Everyone dreads to tread in its midst but not Eragon. He knows that strange things happen in the Spine mostly of magical nature but he is not scared. He is familiar with the paths through the woods and went for hunting often. In one such rendezvous he finds something that changes his life forever. It is a beautiful blue stone polished smooth with thin white veins all over. Even though his first instinct is to sell it, circumstances does not allow that to happen. He keeps it safe with him. And one day the stone hatches! Yes, it was not a stone at…

Anne Frank and her diary

Such an innocent and happy looking girl.. Can you imagine that she became a victim of the worst and horrific holocaust that happened in the world? Read on..

Anne Frank was born on June 12, 1929 at Frankfurt am Main, Germany to Otto Frank and Edith Frank-Holländer. She was their second child, the elder being Margot who was three years old at that time.
As you all know it was the time of Adolf Hitler's rise. He had formed the National Socialist German Workers Party. Hitler was a passionate racist. He believed that the Jews were an "infection" to the otherwise "pure"Aryan race. His aim was to exterminate them. With the death of the President in 1934, Hitler became the President of Germany and the real troubles of the Jews began.
Several rules were imposed which affected the freedom of the Jews. They were dismissed from public office. Even private employment was denied to them. Thousands became jobless and lost all source of income. They were made to wear a six-poin…


My husband made this. Looking yummy or what?? What do you say??

A lot of people are asking exactly WHAT it is.. I asked him and he isn't sure either.. So you call whatever you like..It is my hubby's special recipe(which even he does not remember!) Anyway it tasted really good:-) I would call it 'An attempt on Chicken Tandoori:-)

'Lord Edgware dies' by Agatha Christie

Penned by the queen of crimes Agatha Christie, ‘Lord Edgware Dies’ poses as an excellent example of her skill to keep the reader guessing till the very end. Most of Agatha Christie fans will agree with me that this is one among her masterpieces. This superb detective novel features Hercule Poirot, the brilliant Belgian detective and his much loved sidekick Captain Hastings. The story unfolds thus:

Jane Wilkinson, the famous actress married to Lord Edgware, had started acting again. Rumour was that she had left her husband soon after their marriage. Poirot and Hastings first saw the husky voiced, self-centred Jane Wilkinson, while enjoying a show in which several well-known were imitated by an American girl named Carlotta Adams. At the particular moment that Hastings spotted Jane among the audience, Carlotta was imitating Jane herself. Hastings had thought that the people whom Carlotta imitated so cleverly would have felt extremely annoyed if they ever saw her perform. Quite on the cont…

Abstract: The Inimitable Jeeves by P.G. Wodehouse

The Inimitable Jeeves

P.G. Wodehouse has more than 100 books to his credit. The most loved characters of Wodehouse are of course Bertie Wooster and Jeeves.
Bertie belongs to the category of the ‘idle rich’and Jeeves is his highly sophisticated and proper butler. The novel ‘The Inimitable Jeeves’ explains in detail exactly why Jeeves is inimitable. Bertie is a character who is, well, a little dumb and who could be made to do anything with a little pursuing. Therefore he gets into tight spots too often. Another interesting character in the novel is Bingo, a close friend of Bertie (he reminds Bertie of this whenever he wants him to do something for him).
Bingo is a strong believer of love. The only problem is that he falls in love with every other girl who he gets acquainted with. As soon as the love bug infects him, he becomes her slave. But unfortunately every love affair meets with a tragedy. Now Bertie’s problem is that he is made to get involved in several of Bingo’s so called 'p…

Movie Review: Ratatouille

We just saw the movie and absolutely loved it. 'Ratatouille' ( is the story of a Remy the rat with a high sense of smell and taste. Remy is very picky in his food and hates eating garbage. He is a great fan of the famous cook Gusteau. He even tries to cook his own food! Of course his clan does not understand his passion. After a series of accidents he gets separated from his clan and finds himself in the famous restaurant of Gusteau himself!
There he meets Linguini who is a garbage boy. Linguini does not have any talent in cooking. When he accidentally messes up a soup Remy could not stand it and adds his own ingredients to create something lipsmacking! The customers love it. Apparently nobody knows that it is the work of a rat and thinks that Linguini is the mastermind behind the new recipe. With that Linguini becomes the treasure of the restaurant. The story develops with Linguini climbing the ladder of his career entirely with the help of the 'little chef&#…

Greeting Cards

These are some of the greeting cards that I made. Tell me your opinion.

Such a cold day!

Today was a cold and dull day. The sky was dark and clouded all day. It was of course not a great day to go outdoors. Anyway we ventured out. It would have been alright if it was just the cold climate, but when it started to rain with the wind blowing on our already frozen faces, I longed to snuggle inside a warm blanket! Now where were we going you may ask. Call us crazy but we were going to watch the movie 'Ratatouille'! Both of were almost drenched when we reached the cinema. The movie was very good. Great animation. I can't imagine how they manage to make such perfect backgrounds and characters. When we got out of the hall after the movie, it was still raining. But it wasn't that cold. There were Christmas trees and lights all along the streets. Lots of shops were still open reminding that Christmas was approaching fast.

A visit to the market

It was a beautiful Saturday morning. The sun was shining happily in the clear blue sky. A perfect day for spending outdoors. My husband and I set off to the marketplace, which was at a walking distance from our home.
We were soon enjoying the cool refreshing air outside. Our footsteps echoed across the pavement as we walked slowly towards the market. We soon reached our destination. I had thought that the market would be deserted but I was proved wrong. The place was actually buzzing with activity!

There were people of all age groups - sweet, fluffy haired elderly women with their shopping trolleys, mothers and their cute babies, naughty little toddlers making their parents’ day frantic and young people doing their bit of shopping.
We made our way through the crowd. The market sold all sorts of things at comparatively cheap prices. There were shops for furniture, electronic items, clothes, jewellery, meat, fish, vegetables etc. Our aim that day was to buy some fish and vegetables. In th…