Friday, August 14, 2015

The magic of SRK

After long, yesterday, while surfing channels happened to watch Dil Toh Pagal Hai (DTPH). Felt great to watch the movie after so long all over again. The songs in the movie are great and very hard to not like. I transported me to my college days. The craze, the friendship, the emotions we enjoyed was something else.
Shahrukh Khan clearly won our hearts as king of romance as he delivered all those mushy hits back to back. We all wished and secretly wanted some Raj or Rahul in our life. Movies then were made good. 

The love stories then had an element of romance unlike today. Movies like Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (KKHH), Hum Aapke Hain Kaun (HAHK) and the types aren’t made anymore.

HAHK is another cult, family movie which even after watching innumerable times I never get bored of. At that time we all wished to have a family like that, romance like Salman and Madhuri. Her dresses from the movie were a rage then. I still remember longing for the red one pieces she wore in the song Mitwa and the pink one in Pehla Pehla Pyaar. Chokers also came into fashion then.

Songs in the 90s movies are something else. Even today we can hear and hum them. I am sure all of you would agree to this. These days’ songs you hear for a few days and just forget them. The quality of songs is not that great.

Missing those wonderful era of songs and movies and yes if anyone needs to know why SRK is called the king of romance needs to pick his movies from the 90s to understand that. 

Monday, August 10, 2015

Being Silent

With better career opportunities, we decided he would pick the option to work in other city. I know it’s not a easy thing to manage alone, stay away from hubby with kiddo in tow, I felt I would be strong and we would manage it for some time to come.

The reactions we got when we broke the news were far from encouraging. Too bad when people close to you instead, of standing by you, supporting you start questioning you as to why such a harsh decision? Why don't you all too relocate? As if we never realized that. Please, we too know we can relocate but there are things that require us to stay back.

The First thought was money People think we are money minded, we don't value being with family etc. Hello, but before judging others at least know the situations. And what about being ambitious, focusing on career etc? And what if we chase money what’s wrong with that???? Everyone likes a little extra money to spend or save for future? What’s wrong in wanting to earn more money for a better future for the kid/future???? I don't see anything wrong in that.

I just would say to people who have someone in these situations, to just support and be with your friend/relative. It would really help their morale and you would find a permanent place in their hearts. Before judging, always understand there are things which we don't see doesn't mean it’s not there.

Saturday, August 01, 2015

F for friends

With friendship day round the corner, I'm sure all of you would be making plans to meet friends or those special People who made life easy in difficult times, who stood by us thick and thin, who accept and love unconditionally however we maybe..

For me friendship is about being in thoughts, doesn't matter whether we meet or no. They are and will be a part of life irrespective of whether we meet or jo. Friendship is being there when needed and pickup from where we left last, irrespective of how much time passed by. Friendship is love, understanding, trust and just being yourself.

So this Friendship day all i want to say to my lovely friends is thank you for being there always, putting a smile on my face even with your thoughts. Thank you for the uncountable memories and moments we enjoyed. I promise to be around always. Even if you don't miss me in happiness,remember me in difficult times and just be the best at you are. Thats what makes "us" special.

Happy Friendship Day..

Thursday, July 30, 2015


The other day I was just randomly going through my book collection, I laid my hand on a book not many know of because it’s a Marathi book written by Dilip Prabhavalkar. The name of the book is Anudini, which means diary.

The book speaks about the habit of diary writing of members of a family. There’s the grandfather,(aaba) son Shekar Tipre, his wife Shyamla Tipre and their kids Shrilesh Tipre and Shalaka Tipre. These days writing a diary is big deal as we all are always pressed for time. Here the author has made an attempt to see daily situations from 5 people’s point of view.

The book had been made into a TV serial of the same name and was a big hit with the author playing the role of the patriarch. Simple daily happenings of life which was captured in a layman’s language, the book is a feel good one. Whenever you feel bored/ low just start reading and immediately you get to be a part of the wonderful family.

I would recommend this to anyone who knows to read the language to pick and read this breezy read. I feel in today’s world putting a smile on anyone’s face is the most difficult thing to do. One of the best book converted wonderfully into a sitcom, where the charm and simplicity is still not lost. J
Dilip Sir, one of the most versatile and tongue in cheek author as well as actor par excellence. Take a bow.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

An ode to APJ Kalam

True, I have never met him. I have read his books and somewhere connected to what he said. His quotes are always copied by many in lot of networking sites. 

Yesterday when I heard about him being no more something inside me flipped.

I felt what I feel when we lose someone close. Had a sleepless night almost. What he did for the country, students kept playing in my mind and was amazed once again with the greatness of this humble man. A self made man, who by his learning, virtues and action has lighted so many lives and missions, Words fail to describe what he is to the country.

A very down to earth and lucky person who believed in keeping good byes short and practicing it. Blessed are those people who die doing what they love doing.

Rest in Peace Sir APJ Kalam. The world is going to miss you always and we all hope to follow what you preached and pay tribute to you by making ourselves a better human being.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Some memories

Why is it that we always remember things we wish to forget? I have this nasty habit of remembering birthdays and anniversaries of friends who are no more friends of ours and there are a lot of times that I forget birthdays, anniversaries of people closer to me. 

Some people really mean a lot to us irrespective of them moving on/not in touch we never are able to throw them out or erase their memories. We always live in hope that things may change and how much ever we try, most of the times we still hang on at the same point hoping for them to return.

Is it that we had invested emotionally that they keep haunting us or is it a no attempt from our end? Any relation when it breaks always leaves scars. There are friendships we hoped would last a lifetime, they are people whom we always have held in the highest esteem and when they just leave without offering any explanation or attempts to reconcile or sort, it really hurts.

I always feel differences should be addressed; any relation that’s breaking without proper communication is the worst one. I really hope people would at least make an attempt to talk things before moving on. Talking helps a lot of things resolve.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

My mind

These days no positive thoughts come in my mind. Don’t know why but I feel this is the low point when nothing good is coming. My mind keeps wandering to all the possible negative scenarios.
I guess this has a lot to do with the free time I get which I used to enjoy earlier and now, with nothing constructive to do I am falling back on the vicious circle of getting negative. I have now decided to bounce back towards positivity. The first step towards it is keeping me engaged.
Small steps lead to giant vision so I have decided to keep a control over my mind and negativity. Now when I get a negative thought I just start walking around my place, read some good books.
Any good suggestions for chick lit, humorous books are welcome.

PS: Why do we get more negative thoughts in the evening or night time?