21 July 2016

KABALI - Teaser or whatever

A lot has been happening all around the globe this time around. Meanwhile Kabali fever grips the nation!!!! (Oh my God, how contagious is it gonna be)
It is normally a trend in India - movie release is always associated with a celebration of a community of people who   call themselves to be 'Fans' to the hero of the particular movie. People consider it as  a pilgrimage to visit the theatres for the First Show of the movie. (FDFS - First Day First Show as they call.)
I usually don't ever care which movie is released when. But recently I've been hearing a lot about Kabali because of the unusual hype that is happening all around. The movie features the Superstar of the Tamil industry Mr.Rajinikanth!
He is no doubts a talented actor who still has a good market and stronghold in the industry.
But there’s unprecedented pre-release buzz for this particular film which is totally weird and unacceptable. Why this pointless exaggeration????( I know I'm likely to be insulted for stating this 😁 of which I'm least bothered about😂)

The irony is that there are still people who worship actors like anything. According to me this is total stupidity.
I even heard of corporates declaring holiday for the day of release of this movie. I just don't understand why the same morons who do not even care about the well being of their employees during calamity, or give sufficient maternity leave, or grant them leave to celebrate a special occasion with the family are all of a sudden so concerned about the release of a movie???
I came across an image that poked me deep inside. Yeah! It was the image of a pastry with the Kabali theme.
I really value the creator of the pastry and I know the amount of perseverance that has gone into its creation. But I really feel pity about the clients who ate it up! Seriously now Kabali has been eaten up somewhere around!!! LOL
My highest expectation as of now is that, as the theme Kabali has now started entering all business sectors, now there will be a heavy competition between firms that are introducing Kabali products. (Even Uber has announced discounts!)
I'm looking forward to the following versions of the same:
1. Barbequed Kabali
2. Kabali Kotthu Parrota
3. Creamstone Kabali


Oh comeon...... Wake up people......It's only a movie .......an entertainment after all!!

17 July 2016

Zentralfriedhof - The Central Cemetery of Vienna

           The Zentralfriedhof is the Central Cemetery of Vienna. It is one of the largest cemeteries in the world, largest by number of interred in Europe and most famous cemetery among Vienna's nearly 50 cemeteries. It is situated on the outskirts of the city, in the district of Simmering (Simmeringer Hauptstraße 230–244, Vienna 1110, Austria). The giant cemetery spans to an area of about 2.4 square kilometres (590 acres). It accommodates over 330.000 graves. The cemetery was designed in 1870, according to the plans of the Frankfurt landscape architects Karl Jonas Mylius and Alfred Friedrich Bluntschli. The cemetery was opened on All Saints' Day in 1874.
                   Zentralfriedhof has a dead population of almost twice the present living residents of Vienna. In its early incarnations, it was so unpopular due to the distance from the city center that the authorities had to think of ways to make it more attractive – hence the development of the Ehrengräber or honorary graves as a kind of tourist attraction. Vienna is a city of music since time immemorial, and the municipality expressed gratitude to composers by granting them monumental tombs. The notable tombs found here are those of Ludwig van Beethoven, Franz Schubert, Johannes Brahms, Antonio Salieri, Johann Strauss II and Arnold Schoenberg. A cenotaph honours Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, who is buried in nearby St. Marx Cemetery.

Schubert's tomb!

Brahms' tomb!

Beethoven's tomb
Mozart's memorial!

 The church in the centre of the cemetery is named Karl-Borromäus-Kirche (Charles Borromeo Church), but is also known as Dr. Karl-Lueger-Gedächtniskirche (Karl Lueger Memorial Church). This church in Art Nouveau style was built in 1908–1910 by Max Hegele.

                              We were lucky enough to strike poses near few of the massive tombs!
Interestingly the Zentralfriedhof is interdenominational with not only the Catholic and Protestant but also the Jewish, Muslim, Russian orthodox,  Greek Orthodox,  Romanian Orthodox,  Bulgarian Orthodox, Serbian Orthodox, Coptic Orthodox Churches and even Buddhist cemeteries. Among the Viennese, a popular euphemism for a death is that the deceased person "has taken the 71" ("Er hat den 71er genommen"). Oopsies.... Apparenty "Tram 71" was the one most used by us during the trip!!!