Showing posts from July, 2009

The Magic Of "Harry Potter"

Harry Potter has probably divided the world in 2 kinds of people...

1) Who are just crazy about the series and get a smile on their faces on just the mention of terms like ‘muggle’ , ‘hogwarts’, ‘quidditch’ etc..

and 2) Who constantly keep thinking ‘what is all this fuss about Harry Potter? Isn’t it supposed to be for kids? People have probably gone really crazy... and so on...

I was introduced to the world of Harry Potter by one of my colleagues. She was always high on ‘Harry Potter spirit’ and didn’t need any reason to give me the first 3 books of the series to read. It just took me a couple of days to jump from the 2nd lot of people to the 1st one. Harry Potter is indeed an addiction and there’s no denying that!

After that I’ve tried to bring almost everyone I know from the 2nd lot to the 1st... Alas... No luck till now!!
There was a time when I wished really hard that any of my family members or close friends get into the ‘Harry potter fan club’ so that I could have ‘Harry Potter’ …

Niagara Falls – Nature at its best..

“Have you guys been to Niagara yet?” This question haunted me from the time I came to New York.
It was as if Niagara is THE place to be, and you have wasted your time in US if you haven’t been there.
Another one of the over hyped places. I thought to myself... We have plenty of falls back home but nobody raves about them!

Anyway, we were sitting at a friend’s place and were planning to go out on some weekend... The obvious place was Niagara.
After a month long preparation of renting of the car, booking a decent hotel near the falls and getting the tickets to various rides there we finally set off for THE NIAGARA.
It is a 7 hour drive from New York. With 3 people having Driving License, the drive was quite comfortable.
We reached ‘Days Inn’ at around 11:30 pm. The hotel is at a very convenient location and falls are at a distance of just 10 minutes walk.

Next morning, all fresh and excited, we left for the falls. I was expecting an ethnic mix of crowd but all I could see were people from Indi…