Saturday, April 14, 2012

An Ode to Titanic

Every night in my dreams
I see you, I feel you
That is how I know you
Go on..

It was the morning of 1997 when I, along with my family, entered the jam packed hall of Chanakya Puri Theatre. Who knew that at the age of eight years my first English movie would turn into a rendezvous of lifetime?
I love romantic movies. The dollops of love served with sweet caresses, honey dewy exchange of gazes and of course topped with crushed nuts of crispness.
Tomorrow, on 15th April it will be 100 years since the huge luxury ship sank, with it the memories of fine dining, poise, and the riches of the crème de la crème ; amidst that the thousands of stories of love and romance.
Of course one of the fictional stories the world was showcased to, by none other than James Cameron,  was that of Rose and Jack. Ah! The charm, elegance, sophistication topped with passion, love, fun, creativity and true love. Need I say more? I gave my heart to this 'perfect looking couple' ( till date they make a great pair!) 

Even today my favorite song remains “ My heart will go on” by Celine Dion from Titanic. 

I have watched this movie n number of times. Every time it brought the very first moment to me. What will an eight year old girl, who saw such a passionate and a heart rendering  story of love and romance grow up to be? :P A hopeless romantic :D haha!!

Reminiscing titanic, and with it all the grand memories…….  

Now for some facts:
RMS Titanic was a British passenger liner that sank in the North Atlantic Ocean on 15 April 1912 after colliding with an iceberg during its maiden voyage from Southampton, England to New York City. The sinking of Titanic caused the deaths of 1,514 people in one of the deadliest peacetime maritime disasters in history. It was the largest ship afloat at the time of its maiden voyage. One of three Olympic class ocean liners operated by the White Star Line, it was built between 1909–11 by the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast. It carried 2,223 people.

Its passengers included some of the wealthiest people in the world, as well as over a thousand emigrants from Great Britain and Ireland, Scandinavia and elsewhere seeking a new life in North America. The ship was designed to be the last word in comfort and luxury, with an on-board gymnasium, swimming pool, libraries, high-class restaurants and opulent cabins. It also had a powerful wireless telegraph provided for the convenience of passengers as well as for operational use. Though it had advanced safety features such as watertight compartments and remotely activated watertight doors, it lacked enough lifeboats to accommodate all of those aboard.
After leaving Southampton on 10 April 1912, Titanic called at Cherbourg in France and Queenstown (now Cobh) in Ireland before heading westwards towards New York. On 14 April 1912, four days into the crossing and about 375 miles (600 km) south of Newfoundland, it hit an iceberg at 11:40 pm (ship's time; GMT−3). The glancing collision caused Titanic's hull plates to buckle inwards in a number of locations on its starboard side and opened five of its sixteen watertight compartments to the sea. Over the next two and a half hours, the ship gradually filled with water and sank. Just before 2:20 am Titanic broke up and sank bow-first with over a thousand people still on board. Those in the water died within minutes from hypothermia caused by immersion in the freezing ocean. The 710 survivors were taken aboard from the lifeboats by the RMS Carpathia a few hours later.

he A La Carte restaurant on B Deck, run as a concession by Italian-born chef Gaspare Gatti.

Remember this? The grand staircase where Rose comes down in her gorgeous gown only to be
be escorted by Jack?
Titanic's gymnasium on the Boat Deck, which was equipped with the latest exercise machines.
Near, far
Wherever you are
I believe that the heart does go on..

 And the best way to end could have been: This:)

reference: Wikipedia

1 comment:

Rachit said...

nostalgic read... Even I remembered the first time I went on to see an English movie Titanic ... childhood days :)

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