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Current Read: Games Indian Play

Just started with the famous one - Games Indians Play by V. Raghunathan. Came across a very powerful thought - A Glorious past can hardly be a consolation for a sorry present!! WOW!!

Xia - New oriental avenue

Very good taste; good service; adequate menu and nice ambiance - this how Xia could be described. Located off Karve Road, Near Sharada Center, this is definitely a new addition in the list of destinations for Oriental food lovers.

Priced at an affordable rate (Approx Rs. 250-300 per head for 3 course veg meal) Xia offers a different taste for it's food items. To name a food - Thai Curry (Red/Yellow), Burmese Noodles, Indonasian Rice in the main course, Veg Tempura, Crispy Corn Chilly Pepper for starters.

The restaurent has two storied seating arrangement, one is outdoors and the other closed one. Outdoor place is very close to the road and hence one may find it pretty noisy. If you want somewhat peaceful meal, choose the other one. The seating arrangement on first floor is much better than the ground floor and if you are a group of 7-8 persons, upstairs would be the right place for you.

Overall, it's a good place to visit, definitely more than once :)

Corporate training

Recently attended nth corporate training - for a change this time it was actually good and I was completely hooked onto that through the day. Plenty of "Role Plays" and the discussions after that taught a lot.

One common thing that I don't like about all these trainings is initial introduction part and to be specific - Tell us something unique about yourself!! Given the fact that I have been attending similar training since past 2-3 years and that there is very less churn in the company personnel at my level, I happen to attend the training with same folks most of the time. And every time everyone ends up with same "unique" thing about himself/herself. It gets so boring at times. I can imagine that the trainer is new and thinks not all participants know each other very well, but how does this unique thing help, God only knows...

Movie review: 8x10 Tasveer

Without breaking the suspense, I would just say 8x10 Tasveer is a one time watchable movie that too not in any multiplex. One can wait till it is available in video library or even till small screen premier.

The story is about a person having super-natural power of going into the past 1 minute through any photograph. While he uses this to the rescue of the needy persons, he lands up in a situation where he needs to use this power for his own sake - to find out if his father's death was an accident or a murder. Once the plot is set, the story takes kind of predictable turns. It becomes easier to guess what the end is going to be and fails to keep the audience locked in the story.

Akshaye Kumar is okay, Ayesha Takia-Azmi doesn't have much scope for acting as such, she just needs to be around. Anyone could have done that role. Frankly speaking no one leaves the feeling that this role couldn't have been done by anyone else. Movie seriously fails considering that it's a Nages…