Friday, January 29, 2010

Falling in love

I love good beginnings, the prelude to good things in store, like for*play.

I love the falling in love bit more than being in love. Being in love needs labor and conviction. Falling in love doesn’t require anything, not even brains. Yet it keeps you on your toes and makes you behave like a blind rhino, lost but positive to find a way out.

Friday, January 22, 2010



Well, there is no apparent reason why i am doing that. Today is my swearing and cussing day. So, men!!!
Read A thousand splendid suns and then went on to watch another movie on Afghanistan, 'the escape', which is about a journalist abducted by the Talibans and who was then helped to escape by a terrorist.

Enjoyed the book much more than the movie. I am a few years late in reading the book, but I did not read it all this while, because it was damn expensive. I don't like the fact that the second book of an author just becomes too expensive because the first book was a success. That way, I liked Chetan's latest cos Two States was just 95 rs. men!

Watched Sherlock Holmes. Jude Law is well, Jude Law. I know him as Sienna Miller's ex. men!

Been watching movies frequently on the big screen. It's my way of gearing up for the EMIs that will start next month on the home loan. Keeping this in mind, I shopped and splurged on my birthday on jackets, shirt, skirt, stockings, and shoes. I have never worn knee-length formal skirts to work.

Now, when it becomes easier to count your age in decades, you realise your legs are not getting any longer or better, and surprisingly, you even start to like them. (basically, you realise you don't have a choice on many other things, what are them legs!)

So, i thought if i have to wear it, let me just frikkin wear it, and did it.

Lastly, men!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

though late, this was just amazing

"May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you're wonderful, and don't forget to make some art -- write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can. And I hope, somewhere in the next year, you surprise yourself."

— Neil Gaiman

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Bollywoodization or AamirKhan-ization?

It was 31st December. I took the steps of my office to reach the 2nd floor. Suddenly, an idea struck. This is not a day to work but for having fun. Pulled a friend and booked tickets for “Three idiots”. Some more colleagues had booked for Avatar a-must-not-miss-at-any-cost movie that I had watched in the first week, and boasted of. We went riding pillion on the bikes of colleagues who had booked Avatar. We lunched together, a big gang at Mc D and parted ways as our shows were different. The two of us had ice-creams; window shopped, enjoyed the movie, walked in the rain and drifted down the streets. Then I headed to join the hubby and some friends to another party, a hundred different songs in my heart, but all blending with the clamor of the crowds to make one grand, joyous harmony. What a way it was to welcome the New Year!

Coming back to the movie, at one go, you can spot the uncanny resemblance to ‘5 Point Someone’. All the characters are around it. I don’t know what the contract or agreement says. Chetan said, it is the bollywoodisation of his novel. That way, I feel all his novels are bollywoodised and that is why they are selling. Sometimes, I feel he is becoming Shobhaa De. The only difference is that for Shobhaa De, at times you hate her after reading her books, and for Chetan, after reading his books, you feel you can also write one but just don’t know how? Therefore, he is selling. There was one glaring mistake in his latest book, “Two States”. I am no IITian but Gold is not Argentum (Ag) as he has written in that dramatic situation after mentioning IIT and IIM for about a hundred times. Yes, I am exaggerating. It is Aurum. How could someone forget that? There was a father-son scene that I really liked in that book.

Coming back to the movie yet again, I liked the changes and the additions to the script, call it AamirKhan-ization or Hirani-ization if you must and I didn’t care where the credits rolled, but I had fun. I still hate Karina Kapoor for no rhyme or reason, other than Jab-we-met. She was supposed to be a medical student in the movie, but she confidently led a team of docs, one of whom said she has been in the service for many years, and helped her sis deliver through the internet. So, the movie was about geniuses. Aamir was a genius and so was she. My opinion about Karina remains the same.

I remember Ju sharing her experience when she was a med student and had to help deliver a baby for the first time. When she cut, the water bag (or something like it) bursted on her mouth.

3rd was the birthday and most friends didn’t bother to call up but wish online. I hate social networking sites. I am always online in them.