Weekend in South Bombay
This guy, who used to work with greenpeace, is in town working - as he says, spamming. We decided to meet up before his assignment here ends. We went to Sterling Theatre to see 'The Ring 2,' which I personally found very boring. My friend says I should have watched the first part to understand this. Not only were the twists so predictable, they could've made the scary little girl more scary. With the peace in the movie constantly interrupted by the non-stop chattering of a bunch of boys and girls sitting before us, many 'enthusiasts' also 'forgot' to switch off their mobile phones, which were constantly ringing. Another annoyance was the high price of the snacks in the movie hall. Popcorn in a small cup cost Rs 25, and tea in a tiny cup was Rs 10! I get more tea than that outside for Rs 3!!
With this 'very scary' movie over in less than 2 hours, we decided to go to another movie hall nearby, Eros. I thought all the platform book stalls were removed by the corporation, but I saw some shops and decided it was better to spend the money on books. I got 3 books for Rs 20 each, and greenpeace dude got a couple of science fiction books for almost Rs 100 each. Sci-fi books are so scarce in this 'great city of learned people,' where I can't find any libraries, that a 40 year old book has to be bought second-hand for Rs 150! I was so enraged by this daylight robbery that we decided to give ourselves a discount - 100% :x Just one book though, which turned out to be some victorian erotica. I gave the book to greenpeace dude.