The most-awaited sporting extravaganza of the year is starting off this weekend! Or should I say vrooming off? On Saturday, 17th or March 2007, the Formula One 2007 Season goes underway with the Australian Grand Prix Qualifying. And the actual race on Sunday would well & truly kick-start the racing. 2007 in many ways than one is a watershed year for the sport. For the first time in more than a decade, the season would not see a driver named Michael Schumacher on the starting grid. Having announced his sabbatical last year, Schumi would now be watching the races from the other side of the track. 2007 also sees the top two drivers – on form at least – move on to rival teams. Kimi Raikkonen to Ferrari and Fernando Alonso to McLaren. Ferrari has two top drivers on their ranks whereas McLaren and Renault have one rookie each partnering an experienced campaigner. So that leads me to think that this year may see the re-domination of Ferrari. Continue reading
The much-acclaimed and much-awaited movie – 300 – has finally released in Hyderabad. In both English and Hindi, but thankfully not telugu! I guess that it will be relatively successful, given the hype surrounding it and also because it is releasing on a weekend that even has Monday as a holiday (on account of the telugu festival of Ugadi). I guess the name 300 is a depiction of the number of spartans who fought the war! Anyways, people have had much to say about this movie, Harsh J is totally enamored by this one whereas the reviews here and here suggest that it is a terribly exciting movie
According to IMDB and others..
Based on Frank Miller’s graphic novel, “300″ concerns the 480 B.C. Battle of Thermopylae, where the King of Sparta led his army against the advancing Persians; the battle is said to have inspired all of Greece to band together against the Persians, and helped usher in the world’s first democracy!