Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Hum bhi agar Bachhe hote :-)

Do you think too much about what people shall have to say about anything you do or say??

Are you of those kinds who are scared of showing their fun side in public just to ensure you don’t lose any respect??

Have you ever let go your deepest desires because of the consequences that society might adorn you with??

If you fit in any of the above (or all of them, just in case) – remotely or from-tip-to-toe, you are not only missing a lot in life my dear but also killing yourself that too with slow poison.

When I was a kid I got to hear that we get to live only once, and get a life of human after taking birth as some 84 billion other species. And since then a board nailed at somewhere inside me says - There’s only one life…and you can make it whatever you want…can play around it however you want….should squeeze the fullest out of it…don’t even let a single moment get wasted in foolish apprehensions such as “what will people say”, Because Its totally, completely and abso-flippin-lutely your life and you are the whole-sole in-charge of it, moreover you are not going to get it again… you might earn crores but you shall never be able to buy back the time you wasted in worrying.

I firmly believe that its better to be incredibly insane than awfully boring. That’s why I have not only kept the kid in me pretty active but also nurtured it throughout the odyssey of triumphs and disasters. Don’t let yourself devoid of the innocence and inquisitiveness of a child. It shall help you grow at the similar pace a child does in both your professional and personal domains.

Dance when glad, shed few droplets when sad, learn to share, get dirty in mud n wet in rains, stop competing (no one ever got a quota in heaven for being the First and best throughout his life), love deeply and madly (and in all other ways too), if you desired, pull out all you have and make it happen (considering that all who read my posts are not psycho paths or serial killers :-)).

Start with the “we live in society, shall have to follow certain norms” and related Gyan.

My take – We have a society full of mediocre people, who shall not have the guts to follow their hearts but shall definitely praise others who do. So, chances (and very bright) are that you shall be respected n appreciated more for doing what you long for and stand for. Because many others around could not and will not.

Let’s not be ordinary and run of the mill types, Let’s be different, Let’s exuberate a kid-like energy always, Lets be thoroughly insane, Let’s be the change we want in the society, Lets be the initiators n moreover, Let’s be ourselves…Leaving aside all the inhibitions :-)

Let’s be the architects of an odyssey worth narrating to our grand children some day!!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

A curve that sets everything straight :-)

Droning routines, and a lot of them, that’s every day and every one’s story now days. And I have not been an exception.
However there are few people and incidents, sometimes familiar n anticipated and sometimes not-so-usual, which not only bring me out from the daily ennui but also leave a smile on my face.
This post is dedicated to everything n everyone who have helped (knowingly/unknowingly) in making sunny and brighter my otherwise dull days.
1. A lie from my darling hubby that after putting on some 6 kgs in last 6 months, I still look the same
2. A friend’s call at midnight who’s feeling nostalgic after seeing our college time pics (yeah, I at times don’t mind waking up in half of my sleep too)
3. An uncle in his sixties, passing by,hands in hands with his wifey,… (well,what has age to do with the romance?)
4. A girl ,sitting next to a b oy on his motorbike, cuddling him gently(My hubby says that couples on bikes are happier than couples in four wheelers, and such incidents make sure to keep our belief firm :-))
5. An adoring mom who doesn’t even let 24 hours pass by after we spoke and makes another call with a dismayed tone “Bhul gayi mujhko??” (“Have you forgotten me??”).There are always few benefits attached to a Filmy mother, I tell you, along with a big tag saying handle-with-super –care ;-)
6. Pictures of cute little kiddos of friends and acquaintances on several social networking sites... There can not be anything more beautiful than the feeling of parenthood.
7. Anyone who says “you seem to have lost some weight”….this one makes any woman’s day…doesn’t it??
8. A hug from my grandmother… and the way she makes her favoritism towards me obvious…I can’t explain the pleasure I experience after looking at the faces of my poor siblings at such times!! (I know you hate me for saying it Suchi n Abhi :-P)
9. Washroom gossip sessions with friends in office…. Many a times, we go inside with full of frustration and come out realizing that others are facing even worse…and then there are other times when all the annoyance disappears while discussing (read bitching about) some hot extra marital, somebody’s foul language or awful dressing sense and some despos who we plan to give a gift wrapped rakhi.
No matter what it is, it always leaves me rejuvenated and relieved!!
10. A small note saying “well done” ….. after acting as a super-woman whole day, managing everything right from the morning breakfast on time till meeting official deadlines… a simple “u did it well” makes a lot of difference…be it from anyone or for anything…it just makes all the efforts worthwhile.
That was a quick sneak-in into my laundry list.
So, what’s that made you smile today??

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Review - Movie - Delhi Belly

Director: Abhinay Deo
Starring: Imran Khan, Kunaal Roy Kapur, Poorna Jagannathan, Vir Das and Shenaz Treasurywala

Version: Hinglish
My Rating: 4 ( on a scale of 1 to 5, 5 being the highest)

Story: Shit (and a lot of it) happens with friends cum flat-mates, Tashi (played by Imran Khan), Nitin (played by Kunal Kapur) and Arup (played by Vir Das) when they inadvertently swap a cache of diamonds that has to be delivered to a local gangster (played marvelously by Vijay Raaz) by a stool sample( Yeah, sh*t literally happens :-)).

Tashi ‘s awfully silly and pesky girlfriend Sonia (played by Shenaz Treasurywala) has only one motive in life i.e to tie the knot, Arup ‘s girlfriend dumps him abruptly and his annoying boss keeps making his life more miserable by asking him to make a banana sketch look happier and Nitin is experiencing the worst case of Delhi-belly because of some street – stuff he had. Meghna (played by Poorna Jagannathan) ,who’s a colleague cum alternate love(lust) interest of Tashi ,gels very well in to this strange blend along with her psycho and super obsessive husband (ex) who frantically chases his ex wife ‘s car with a gun in hand.

It’s a non-complicated story with plenty of situations, twists and expletives that will leave you feeling disgusted as well as delighted simultaneously. As promised in the trailers, it is full of uncouth and foul humor and can be digested only by people having an appetite for adult comedy. Rest of them might detest it!!

Script: Akshat Verma has adorned Bollywood with one of the wittiest scripts it has ever witnessed. It is definitely different from all its contemporaries, simply because in spite of making desperate attempts to make you laugh, it weaves events that will leave you spell bound and rolling on the floor with laughters.

Direction: A break –less movie, squeezed in ninety minutes and no songs or dancing around the trees… Completely Hollywood ishtyled :-)..which is a refreshing change from the usual. Abhinay Deo deserves a round of applause for his excellent direction of this Hollywood-styled-desi-flick.

Cinematography: Right from a filthy house full of creeping cockroaches to an awestruck gun-fight in a hotel room and the crashing of the ceiling with a foot from above floor getting stuck, Delhi belly showers scenes and events shot in a detailed-oriented yet quick manner which without trying too hard shocks you at a moment and brings giggles on your face at the very next moment.

Dialogues and Music: Since I watched the hinglish version, most of the dialogues were in English and were very well related to the story line. Though few people might argue about the choice and usage of language but at the end of the day that’s how our young generation speaks now days.

Music , again is targeted towards the youngsters. Movie has some five- six peppy numbers; most of them have already become the talk of the town. My personal favorite one is “Switty-switty”.

Performances: Imran delivers his best till date, Kunal’s belly-gurgles and in-the-loo-struggling –for- water-scenes are disgusting yet hilarious and Vir is quite convincing in his good-for-nothing avatar.

Both the ladies fit the bill. Vijay Raaz as a gangster delivers one of his show-stealing performances.

Rest of the characters blend well in the cocktail in order to add more flavors and making it tastier and all the way more intoxicating :-)

A Smart script full of wacky moments and bizarre events, Loads of twists and turns, Enormous usage of the rude slangs, and few great performances…All this and more, woven in one flick…All in all,ninety well-spent minutes :-)

P.S. : Kudos to -

1. Amir Khan : For his brave attempt

2. Censor Board : For showing the “dariyadili” to pass the movie without much cuts :-)

Thursday, June 2, 2011

U n I – Blog 2: “A Forever Friend”

He has been with me since ever; In fact I can’t remember my existence without him. I still remember his plumpy pink demeanor during my childhood (Though he has the slimmest and most stylish looks now). I have seen him wrapped in sand with me while I made sand castles. He rested besides me for hours while I was busy day dreaming. Whenever I had burst into tears, I had to wipe his face before mine; not to mention - Only Best of the friends do that!

If I go by statistics, apart from my family, it’s only he who has been with me (read standing right beside me, always) for almost all the years I have existed on this planet.

He has proved that true pals can have best of the conversations while keeping silence also, not once but many a times. I can never forget the way he has accepted me and taken me into his arms irrespective of my looks and mood. And after being hugged by him, I could see the world better. Yes, he has been a great help in seeing the world clearly, I would not have been able to have the pleasure of the colors of nature and people without his help (Didn’t you know people also have colors?? Well, wait till you have extremely good or awfully bad times, you will witness all the colors of them :-)).

This post is to pass on my gratitude towards him for all those happy n sad times spent with him.

He definitely deserves to be at the top in my bestest pals list, So here I am , bidding a big thank you to him along with an assurance that I shall also try to be the same to him always.

My dear Specs, I love you for all the help and support, I got you when I was two and after almost twenty five years from then, I still adore you with all my heart (so much that I never thought of wearing lenses :-)).

We are friends forever !!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Hard working to Hard(ly) working : Lets transform our worlds :-)

Are you among those who work hard like hell whole year without caring enough about work-life-balance in order to get a performance review report which gives nothing but severe heart ache ?? And an unpleasant personal life too??

Well, High time you understand its age of Hard(ly) working people …. Just few smart steps and there you are, right above all…In the favorite list of all around :-) :-

1. Never say “no” for any task , in fact try and take as many as possible (Aim at crossing the “Humanly-not-possible” milestone!!)

2. Not only take work but also show the pressure of it on your face , Keep Sulking ! ( Don’t forget to mention it to peers when asked about your swollen face how badly you are being overloaded)

3. Be the first one to take initiative – Precisely whenever seniors are around. (Keep using - “Yes sir”…. “Consider it done sir”…”I shall devote one hour extra at home and complete it sir”……etc etc)

4. Refer to point no. 3 again, Only use all these but never complete things on time, At the same time make sure you log in to your laptop at 9:00pm once and send just one or two mails about any damn work assigned to you by your boss. And Don’t forget to mention next day that you worked till late night but couldn’t finish and shall need few more days to complete it. I bet you shall have a revised deadline.

5. Refer to point no. 1 again, Whenever get a chance tell your boss about all these assignments you have (which you never worked upon but made sure to make a list of all and paste it on your working station, after all show off pays well) and ask for support. And here comes a Team under you :-)

6. Now since you have a Team, just divide your work smartly among them in a way that you don’t have to supervise them much (read you are practically free).

7. Keep your team so busy in work that they never realize you are taking credit of their work. (And even if one day they realize the truth, they shall move out and you can always blame it on their disability to take pressure and hire fresh talent. Well, isn’t it monotonous to screw the life of same people for long??

8. Take out time for yourself and family, plan trips and outings and tell at office you have fallen sick because of highly hectic and exhausting life style. {I agree, Lying is not good but that’s the only way to earn sympathy (read brownie points)for relaxing on a beach with family}

You are now all set to lead an awesome professional as well as personal life my friend …Keep rocking !!

P.S. :- In case you belong to that age old stupid school of thought that honesty is the best policy & Nothing can beat hard work, …yours is a hopeless case my dear and no one in this universe can help u. Stop reading and carry on with your work as your Boss (who must have read it by now) shall be all set to screw your life.