I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas. Ours was great. Santa was good to my daughter this year, because she was (mostly) good throughout the year. I, on the other hand, am still without a Nikon D90 🙁
After the presents were unwrapped, my family and I went to the movies. I saw Slumdog Millionaire – a movie about a slum kid who ends up on the Indian version of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire.
It is a beautifully directed and acted movie on the reality of the slums of Mumbai and the fairy tale of getting out of there and making it big. I am told it is a modern day Dickens story set in India – with a touch of Bollywood thrown in. Most of the dialogue is in English, some is in Hindi with subtitles. All the curse words are in Hindi – a detail that added an extra flavor to those of us who have grown up tossing those deliciously untranslatable and uniquely satisfying terms of art shared across South Asia.
If you go to see the movie, stay while the end credits roll (in tongue-in-cheek Bollywood-style). Before the credits roll, you will be treated to a boy-meets-girl story that takes the predictable formula and turns it fresh. The boy may or may not get the girl in the end, but the movie makes the journey worthwhile.
I highly recommend you go see it.
Now, back to politics…