Hello everyone! I have been reading Bollywhat for a long time and actually posted once or twice back in the olden days, but for the most part I am just a lurker. I live in the Washington DC area, and started my Bollywood obsession back in 2008. The first movie I watched was Devdas, and for some reason I didn't watch another movie for over a year. But after a reintroduction via my local library there was no turning back. Since then I have amassed a collection of approximately 270 movies. I have exactly 1.5 converts to my name, and we have recently started to regularly catch the latest on the big screen which has been fun. When I was working I never had the energy to do more than lurk. With being laid off this past Thursday I am able to contribute to the board now that I have some time ~ so I got that going for me, which is nice. (honestly though, I am messing with my future as I should be working on my resume right now.) As it is, I look forward to spending some time here in between job searching!
Hey, congrats on the impressive movie collection, and the converts. My condolences on the unemployment thing-I've been there, it's not fun. Something I found helpful was to try to keep "work hours"-tried to get up at my usual time, tried to do job-hunting related tasks between the hours of 8 and 5, tried to resist the pajamas-all-day urge. Also, my friends and I have sometimes found temp agencies helpful in the past with regard to finding short-term work that lead into more permanent work. In the meantime, enjoy Bollywhat!
oops - I'll have to fix that - I meant Mardaani - the Rani Mukerji as a cop one. Also looking forward to Gulab Gang, but more for Juhi than Madhuri. I like Madhuri but I really like Juhi and it will be cool (I hope!) to see her in a negative role.
Thanks for the advice; I will definitely have to start setting up my days that way. Right now they are pretty unstructured and it isn't very effective at all! Ugh! I am definitely my own worst enemy... If you don't mind me asking; how long did it take for you to find work again?
Well, this has been a few years, and of course the economy's gotten tougher in the meantime, but I think it was about five months from the time I was laid off and four months from the time I stumbled across the temp agency to the time the temp agency got me a short-term job that turned into a long term job. The friend who I nagged into doing the same thing was a little bit longer, I think, maybe seven months? We both kept hunting on our own while we were on file with the temp agency. Hope this helps.
dancelover: Chiloka is back as of Sept 17, 2022. This is Very Good, especially for Screenwriters!
Sept 24, 2022 4:17:53 GMT
dancelover: Chiloka had not been updated since the beginning of 2017. ( Since Sept. 6, 2022, Chiloka has not been reachable. (((.
Sept 11, 2022 18:00:58 GMT
dancelover: A very useful website for Kannadan updates has been Chiloka.com, a site maintained by some fans.
Sept 11, 2022 17:56:35 GMT
dancelover: From the first such films thru the end of 1995, they needed lots of updating. Starting in Jan. 1996, someone else has been partially updating them, with Director, 3 Actors, confirmation they were in Kannadan, and sometimes Screenwriters.
Sept 11, 2022 17:54:57 GMT
dancelover: Since January 2022 I have been updating IMDb's records of Kannadan-language films.
Sept 11, 2022 17:50:20 GMT
dmitrirex: Been gone for a while but great to see that BollyWhat is alive and well!
Feb 20, 2022 21:42:01 GMT
dancelover: I just got my first COVID shot - phizir vaccine.
Apr 5, 2021 17:09:37 GMT
dancelover: Headline in Times Of India regarding recent U.S.A. events: "Coup Klux Klan!"
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Jan 1, 2021 4:57:12 GMT
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Nov 7, 2020 19:46:46 GMT
dancelover: Still here, working Malayalam films on IMDb. Now completing 1994 M. films.
Oct 29, 2020 5:32:09 GMT
dancelover: They both keep growing, growing, growing, & coming at us!
Jun 28, 2020 18:11:26 GMT
dancelover: The Covid-19 virus is the kudzu-vine of viruses!
Jun 28, 2020 18:10:06 GMT
dancelover: I'm back! Dancelover is back!! Covid's quarantine kicked me off the internet for 14 weeks, but now I'm Back!!!
Jun 24, 2020 22:19:19 GMT
dancelover: I have been busy filling in gaps in IMDb. Their records for South India films are shockingly incomplete. I have been working Malayalam, and some Kannadan.
Dec 25, 2019 21:01:30 GMT