Saturday, December 24, 2005

Harry Potter : Is Snape a Hero

Once i finished reading the six books of Harry Potter, i was eager to know about the latest developments in the Potter arena. I was searching for details about the seventh book and my friend Praveen showed me an article about Harry Potter. I think he found the article in a site called I don't remember the exact link but a little googling will take to the essay. It can be taken as some sort of report and it contains some predictions based on the details given in the six books which may be overlooked in normal reading. I think the title is "Is Snape the unlikely hero of Harry Potter 7".The details given in the article are amazing and are sure to be overlooked by a normal reader. The essay predicts that Snape is still loyal to Dumbledore and may come back to kill the Darklord in the final book. It also predicts that harry may be the final Horcrux and he may be the heir of Godric Gryffindor. These predictions are supported with a number of points from the book. There are a lot more predictions and explanations. It may be interesting for harry's fans who are yet to read the essay.I also came across a series of comments by a number of harry potter fans about the story and about Snape in the archives of There were a number of predictions about the fake Horcrux of the sixth book and about R.A.B. It was interesting to see ideas and predictions of different people.

Saturday, December 17, 2005

Ganguly's Exclusion

I was shocked to see Ganguly being dropped from the final test against Srilanka in Ahmedabad despite his reasonably good performance in the Delhi test. Ganguly's contributions to the team should not be underestimated. He is the one who resurrected the team when it was weak and formed the team India. Ganguly deserved better treatment and this is not the way to send off a national hero. It was under his captaincy India won matches, gained confidence and it was under his captaincy younger players like Yuvraj and Kaif were given oppurtunities and were recogonised. Every cricketer has ups and downs in his career and i strongly feel that Ganguly is regaining his touch with the willow. Senior players like Ganguly are assets to the team and they should not be excluded just like that.Hope Ganguly gets another chance to contribute to Indian team.

Sunday, December 11, 2005


Yesterday i went to the movie Aaru with a lot of expectation, and returned back with a headache. Praveen, Sriram, Subramani, Senthil Kumaran senior, his friend and myself went to Manicka Vinayagar theatre in Madurai for the evening show of Aaru. First we were entangled in the traffic near Palanganatham but the eagerness kept us moving and we walked the whole way from Paikara to Palanganatham. We reached the theatre by around 5:50pm and we got the ticket easily as there was not much crowd. We settled down in the theatre around 6:00pm and waited till around 7:00 for the show to start. There was nothing in the movie in the first half. The songs were good and they came at position when one would not expect the song to come. Vadivelu comedy didnot provoke any laughter. Trisha had a very little part to play except for the song and the chasing scene. The second half was little interesting but the whole movie itself is predictable and was not much intresting . Surya as usual has done justice to his role.Though there are 6 villians in the movie, except Kalabavan Mani all others fail to impress. I felt like this after watching the movie but there are some guys who said they enjoyed the movie.