Last night got rather late because I was watching the one Bond film I had never seen - From Russia with Love - now I'm not the type of person to trash a fantastical 1970's movie rendition of an unrealistic spy movie. No way. Because such unrealistic spy movies always had very attractive women. There is something about movie actresses of the 60's and 70's and I know that many of them are now older than my mother, but still they had a sort of charm, a sexuality you don't see in today's actresses. Even the vamps were , dare I say it, hot. Not silicon breasted or hyper-skinny things you see nowadays. And thats in Hollywood, don't even get me started about Bollywood.
And of course, there is Sean Connery. Scotland's second most famous export after Scotch. Actually, talking about Scotch I discovered that all Scotch Whiskey is actually matured in second-hand oak barrels. Anyway, I'm beginning to develop a taste for Jack Daniels, I have really begun to like JD. And Absolut Vanilla and Jose Cuervo and Resiling's. Damn, I drink too much.
So on a Friday night, I had a couple of beers, ordered some Chinese and sat at Rodu's place and watched a Bond flick. OK, so I did have a drink with a friend at Firangipani at the Hilton, and it was a very nice Vanilla Ice Tea, but that really doesn't count as going out does it? Especially if the friends was a guy. Anyway, there is always today, and after all I do have to sit at home and read the Outlook Sex survey as well - which says that Women buy sex from Men. Evidently an Outlook correspondent recently visited a pre-school and got propositioned. Or so I think.
A couple of the comments to yesterday's post were talking about the Outlook Group and their future plans of expanding into new magazine categories. From what I have heard and have been informed (through the "Are you looking for a change?" grapevine) there is certainly a Business magazine on the cards. Not something that will replace Outlook Money, which is a personal finance magazine (and I believe that the India Today Group is looking at launching a Pfin magazine also) but be a full-fledged corporate and economic affairs magazine. Again, from what I have heard they are looking at either an end-2005 or early-2006 launch. The women's magazine is still in the realms of the rumour-mills, but from what not-so-reliable sources tell me, if they do launch something to take on Jain&Jain's bastion Femina it should be out in mid-2006.
And then there is what Sandipan Deb and his crew will launch along with the Express Group. Again a personal finance magazine is planned along with a lifestyle magazine for men and a corporate affairs magazine by 2007. This news is all gleaned from the media rumour-mill, so don't trust the veracity of these plans or launch dates. The only thing I know is that I cannot trust a bunch of journalists who have no idea of investing money writing on personal finance. All I do know is that Citibank India runs the most inane credit-card service on the planet, because they constantly refuse to send me a statement. I am seriously contemplating moving the consumer court against these guys. Never make the mistake of taking a Citibank credit card Since they are owned by a bunch a oil-price manipulating Arab Sheikhs you can't trust them much anyways. Actually, Citicorp might be as American a company as say McDonalds, but the largest shareholders in this money-grubbing company are Arab oil shiekhs. And they are only interested in sending oil prices higher, so you charge your credit cards more and pay more interest. Conspiracy theory angle, and most probably implausible, but who knows?
OK, I've had a heavy lunch an until all the chowpatty Gaan-Party's are done.
Anyway, if you're equally bored, try watching He-Man sing 4 Non-Blondes. Hilarious, this is really really funny!
Have a great Sunday!