Thursday, September 9, 2010

127 Hours

Human perseverance sometimes beat all odds...The will power of man to face the toughest challenges never cease to amaze...this is one such story which was in the news seven years back, but back in the limelight cos of the film by Danny Boyle...127 hrs...

Aron Ralston, a Mech. Engg. working at Intel had resigned his job to climb all of Colorado's "fourteeners" or peaks over 14,000 ft. high. In 2003, while he was on a canyoneering trip in Utah, a boulder dislodged, crushing his right forearm and pinning it against the canyon wall. Since he had not told anyone about this trip, he knew no one will be looking for him. Five days he tried to extricate his arm and when they were found futile, carved his name, date of birth and presumed date of death into the canyon wall and videotaped his goodbyes to his family. Then, he did something only a really desperate man would do.....with no hope to survive, he started to cut off his arm...after succeeding with his tool knife, he had then to crawl down the 65 foot canyon wall and hike out....he met some holidaying people and they called for help....In 2005, Ralston became the first person to climb all the mountains in Colorado in winter, solo....his memoir is a best seller and ironically named "Between a Rock and a Hard Place". The film is gonna release soon and stars James Franco, Green Goblin in Spider-Man-3, and as my son says, Peter Parker's friend...its worth a watch juz because of him and Boyle...the trailers are already a big hit...

Another story which is around the same theme is the 33 Chilean miners trapped 700 m underground since August 5th and with no hopes of rescue till December... supplies being send down a hole, not bigger than a lemon and they are waiting for the escape tunnel to be completed....I started this around last month and as u all know, all the 33 miners were rescued 13th Oct 2010 and in good health...
Still more happening with regard to truth and fiction...Its the story we all have been hearing and its been made into film by one of the best directors around...David Fincher....Well am talking about Social Network, the story of Facebook founder, Mark the networking site started in a Harvard dormitory became the most happening site with around 500 million users within six yrs and Zuckerberg is a billionaire three times over at the age of 26...Its based on the book The Accidental Billionaires by Ben Mezrich. So u got 2 great films to watch out for...Social Network is already a blockbuster....Happy viewing....

Friday, September 3, 2010


We have again reached that special day
reserved for just the two of us
Only to realize that the LOVE we have for each other
has never grown old.
Years of memories
some tearful times; some joys immeasurable.
One by one each year flew by
but still they are ours forever.
Here is wishing you everything good
Today and all year through...