Sunday, March 13, 2011

What 'ales'?

This bottle of beer in a club in Mumbai had 'Kingfisher' as it's label but 'Tuborg' embossed on it (above the label). Who's bottling whom, I wonder? (I can assure you, the photograph is not tampered with. It's way too much trouble for something as silly as this.)

Traffic jams can be magical

Stuck in a traffic jam? Look around and you will almost always notice something unusual, interesting and sometimes even magical. Like this setting sun that I glimpsed from between the trees...

Window to the world?

One of the gates into Mughal Emperor Humayun's Tomb has this balcony under which all visitors have to pass by. There is no mention of what it was used for. Hardly likely that it was a watch-tower or a guard house. It seemed more like a viewing perch (in a tomb?!).

The simplicity of the design and the wide open space in it appealed to me. I did look for a way up to the balcony, but it had been closed off.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

I see trees of green... red roses too...

One of my all-time favourite songs, 'What a Wonderful World', has been airing on national TV recently. Normally, this would not be a cause for concern but fun... something to look forward to each time I turned the TV on (considering how often the advt plays).

Only, this version makes me cringe. Don't get me wrong, the singer is not bad at all, but one has to admit that Louis Armstrong's rich, powerful voice belting out 'What a Wonderful World' is as timeless as it comes. The more recent rendition on TV is a damp squib, almost wimpish in comparision. As I hear it being played over and over again, I have begun to subconsciously hit the mute button on the remote.

Why, oh why, couldn't they just use the original? The copyright might have cost a pretty packet, I assume (don't know for sure) but the telecom company (which is advertising) would probably find it petty change considering the advertising blitz they've been subjecting us viewers to since they launched a few years ago.

Anyway...leaving you with the classic version of the song. Happy listening!