Depressing - Thats New York


I just saw New York this weekend. After ages I was watching a bollywood flick in a theatre. So went with really high expectations. N the fact that it was a Yash Raj production only seemed to increase it. Fun Cinemas in Sigma Mall, Cunningham road was the only place where tickets were available. I hate that place. I dont know why but everytime I visit Sigma mall, I come out feeling extremely depressed or irritated. This time it was a combination of both. Depressed because of the movie, n irritated because of the person who was accompanying me.

Now the movie... Its good. But definitely not worth a **** rating. I would give it a *** rating. The movie starts of well. The best part is the campus story n it is also the shortest part. Katrina looks awesome, but poor girl cant act to save her life. She has the same expression throughout the movie. John looks amazing as usual, but his acting stumped me. He has come a long way since his Aetbaar and Madhoshi days. Neil Nitin Mukesh was surely a surprise package. Acting - Good, Looks - Pancy. He's too fair for a guy and that makes him a bit feminine. But he is a great actor. Loved him in Johny Gaddar.

The prison scenes with John are highly depressing. The Guantanamo Bay like treatment is shown very well, n that actually makes it depressing. Humans treating other humans like shit is something which will never be acceptable by me. No person deserved to be tortured inhumanely. Nothing justifies that. The scene in which John cries while eating the crappy jail food brought tears to my eye. I started sobbing. The jail scenes are really really depressing.

The plot after this is really boring. The bombing of the twin towers is shown for just a minute, but has been used as the back drop of the movie. The immediate life after that is not shown. It just fast forwards to 7 years after that. The climax is just ultra pathetic. The whole concept is really good, but could have been shown in a better way. Would have preferred some more action too. Just an advice to the director. If you want to show John Abraham nude, then please make sure its not when he's being tortured. Otherwise, I wouldnt mind. The movie surely has a heart and soul, but sadly it leads no where.

Colors of Life

I feel blue,
When I try to forget the fact that I miss you..
I know you are not around anymore and
My heart actually aches for you..

I feel green,
When I sleep and dont see you in my dream..
The thought of you with someone else,
Creeps me and only makes me scream..

I feel yellow,
Without you I'm so confused, hazy but mellow..
What I felt for you, can never be felt again,
No, not even for the best fellow..

I feel red,
With the thought that you're with someone else instead..
Be it morning, noon or night,
Its only your thoughts in my head..

I feel lime,
When the days we spent together comes into my mind..
You were so caring, so amazing,
So wonderful, so understanding and kind..

I feel white,
All I want now is for you to hold me tight..
I dont know what it was about you,
But you always made life seem bright..

I feel brown,
You only made me smile n never frown..
You were the king of my life and,
You were the jewel in my crown..

I feel pink,
Cant believe its over, our connection and our link..
The moments we shared, the times we laughed,
Oh! Why did we ever let our relationship sink..

I feel gray,
When I know I have a will, but no way..
And now that you're gone,
There is noone to make my day..

I feel gold,
When you were always there for me to hold..
The way you said I Love You was
Something I never got tired of being told..

I feel black,
When I think of the things I lack..
You being the one and only one,
I cant help but want you back..

Flash of Weekend

I just had the most shortest weekend ever. I remember waking up on Saturday n going to watch 'New York'. Next thing I realise is I'm getting ready for work on Monday. It was just a flash n then gone. Pfff... So much for waiting for an entire week, to eventually reach the weekend. Now there are 5 more days to go :-(

Heaven through Hell - My journey with IBM


First of all, Congrats to me. Its been a year since I started working. A successful, eventful year. Exactly a year ago, this time I was in Chennai staring into strange faces.First day started of well, with a grand welcome in Le Royal Meridian. With no friends around, I was in a strange city. Not any city, but a city like Chennai. Me being a metropolitan, Bangalore bred girl, I found it really hard to cope up. Not only that, I was away from my family, boyfriend n friends. I thought "Well, this is it. This is what hell looks like". After having lost a lot of things, including the love of my life, I came back to Bangalore. This was hell for me.

Still with the hope of starting a good career I put up with everything. I met great people in the company. I got to learn things which I hadn't learnt for 4 years in college. IBM has given me many things. Great friends to begin with. Respect, It gives me so much pleasure to watch my dad tell relatives that his small little daughter is actually working in a big company. The most important thing this company has given me is financial stability. I'm no longer the girl who used to run to daddy for every small need. I can have anything I want whenever I want. Life seemed much better.

My project, the one for which I had given my heart n soul, got scrapped. That was it. I lost it, hell seemed to be back. But just 2 days later I was called for a project n the next day I was in :-). Undoubtedly the best project I could have ever asked for. I finally got to show my potential. It was amazing. I had superb friends around me n my project also boasts of the hottest girls..!! No showing off here :P. Everyday I wake up n am eager to come to work. But Mondays you kinda have a hangover of the weekend, so its pardonable. My company has given me a lot. I have given it a lot too. Had to toil day in n day out sometimes. Codes which refuse to compile without errors, deadlines to be met, millions of documents to be made. I lose it everytime I see a word document or an excel sheet. But at the end of the day when I see my work completed in front of me, I cant help but feel proud. I am contributing something to the company. The company which gave birth to the professional me, the company which has taught me so much, the company which has given me so many good friends, the company which has given me my own recognition. I am proud to be a part of IBM, n now I can safely say that I'm in the best phase of life n this is nothing less than heaven :-).

Congrats to all my team mates who joined with me. Congrats to me. Its true that there is always a light at the end of a tunnel. I finally found heaven, through hell. So what? I still found it..

Homage to the King of POP


Dear MJ,

May your soul rest in peace. You will surely be missed.

Lousy is the word


I just saw Delhi 6. Thats 2 hours of my life I am never gonna get back :-(. Clearly the worst movie have ever seen. The movie should have been called Kaala bandhar instead. It only deals with the age old monkey man issue, n some Ram lila here n there. Even the concept of romance is so lousy. I ever expect much from an Abhishek Bachchan movie anyway. But after Rang de Basanti, expected a lot more from Rakesh Om Prakash Mehra. But no. This one was worse than his first movie, Aks. Saving Grace?? - Sonam Kapoor. She's simply gorgeous. Makes the wrong choice with movies though. After the dud Saawariya, comes a bigger dud. Please lady we are waiting to see some good work from you. As for Delhi 6, If anyone sat through the whole movie in a theatre, hats off to you!! May your soul rest in peace.

Weight Issues

Okay... So I'm not very happy these days. I have lost oodles of weight. Not that I was Hercules before. I was already lean, n losing weight inspite of that is making me look size 0. I knew if you were not happy you would lose weight. I just dint realise that I was this unhappy. Within a span of 3 weeks I lost more than 10% of my weight. The past few days have been very stressful n trying for me. Infact this whole month seems to be jinxed. Its fine that nothing good happened, but why should bad things happen. My parents are worried big time. I seem to be losing weight by the second. Many people strive hard for months to knock a kilo off. N a person who needs kilos is knocking them off like crazy. I've had enough. I'm on a serious weight put on mission now. After years, I'm actually having breakfast regularly n atleast 5 meals a day. Coffee is totally off ( I cant believe I actually quit ), pastries n muffins are in. Healthy meals actually make me feel really good. Right amount of fruits, vegetables, meat, eggs.... what not. My mom stuffs my bag with everything possible. As they say in my team, if anyone is hungry just reach out for Soumya's bag. I hardly ever check the contents of my big bag so one day I was surprised when I found an apple sprouting out, or a mashed banana stuck to my wallet. Not a pleasant sight trust me. But Moms.... They just love feeding us. Office is no less too. My desk is usually stuffed with chocolates ( from a dutiful friend, who gets a kick out of feeding me chocolates ;-) ). Its all eat, eat n eat signs from all sides. Okay okay time to oblige. So from now on I'm on a fat-full diet. Regular meals at regular times, 8 hours of sleep n great friends to keep me cheered... I need to get back to my normal self in a month. Thats the hope ;-)

Careless Whisper

My all time favourite song, George Michael you rock. If only you were not gay... :P

I feel so unsure
As I take your hand and lead you to the dance floor
As the music dies, something in your eyes
Calls to mind a silver screen and all those sad goodbyes

I'm never gonna dance again
Cause guilty feet have got no rhythm
Though it's easy to pretend
I know you're not a fool

I should have known better than to cheat a friend
And waste the chance that I'd been given
So I'm never gonna dance again
The way I danced with you

Time can never mend
The careless whispers of a good friend
To the heart and mind
Ignorance is kind
And there's no comfort in the truth
Pain is all you'll find

I'm never gonna dance again
Cause guilty feet have got no rhythm
Though it's easy to pretend
I know you're not a fool

I should have known better than to cheat a friend
And waste the chance that I'd been given
So I'm never gonna dance again
The way I danced with you

Tonight the music seems so loud
I wish that we could lose the crowd
Maybe it's better this way
We'd hurt each other with the things we want to say

We could have been so good together
We could have lived this dance forever
But now who's gonna dance with me?
Please stay

I'm never gonna dance again
Cause guilty feet have got no rhythm
Though it's easy to pretend
I know you're not a fool

I should have known better than to cheat a friend
And waste the chance that I'd been given
So I'm never gonna dance again
The way I danced with you...

My second home


Dear Barista,

You are one of the most important thing in my life. You know my tastes very well. You have been with me in both my high n low times. I have always been nice to you n have introduced almost all of my friends to you. There have been days when you have been my home. I come to you n I can feel relaxed. I have visited many parts of you, but my favourite shall always remain the M.S Ramaiah barista in new BEL road. Everyone knows where to find me if I'm not at home. All my friends know that I'm safe with you. The times spent with you have been amazing n trust me as long as I live I shall come n visit you everyday. You've fed me so well that I feel like I owe you something big. Something other than the 150 bucks or more I pay you during every visit. You're lemon iced tea n chocolate ecstacy is something I swear by. They are the ultimate. Your chocolate chip muffin is the perfect way to squeeze out stress from my day.

My dear, beloved Barista, I have a confession to make. Oflate, I've been hanging out in Coffee Day as well. No, not out of choice. Dont get me wrong here, but those were the times when you were not around. No matter what, no place can take your place in my life. Come on baby, you know it :P. Even when I'm at Coffee Day, you n only you are on my mind. I miss your wonderful ambience n dont think I'm crazy here, but I actually miss your warmth. When I'm with you, I feel protected n safe. It has nothing to do with the fact that you are just 10 minutes away from my house, trust me. All my friends love you as you have always been the best host for all our girlie parties, or our get togethers. You have witnessed each n every aspect of my life. You know when I visited you n with whom, what books I read, what music I listen to. Life without you would be plainly miserable. Thank you for being such a vital part of my life, n I shall honour you for as long as I live cos you are n shall always be my second home. Thats a promise.

Cheers!!
Soumya..

Eight Below


This is probably the best that has come out of my local oscar library :-). An amazing movie. I've always loved dogs, n this movie is a tribute to them. I laughed, I cried. Oh mann.. What a movie. This movie was something that I should have seen like 3 weeks ago. But I just got the time a coupla days back.

The movie is about 8 dogs. Maya, Old Jack, Max, Shorty, Truman n Dewy (the twins), Buck and last but not the least Shadow. How do they get animals to act I dont understand. The way these dogs show emotion on their faces is truly remarkable. They should have won an oscar for it. After losing my beloved dog about 8 years back, I couldnt bring myself to get another one to take his place. But now, after watching this movie I surely will. I wouldnt mind even eight or ten.

Okay.. The story goes like this. There is a research team in Antartica called NSF which includes these eight dogs. The only local means of transportis them. They are tied to a sledge n they need to pull it. Due to a major storm arising the whole team is forced to leave the continent. They dont have enough space, so they decide to leave back the dogs n pick them up later. But the storm grows worse n they cannot travel. The eight dogs are left to tend for themselves. The way they take care of themselves n each other is so heartwarming. I dont think even humans care so much.

Maya, my princess is the most beautiful dog I have ever seen. She is sparkly n huge..!! She leads the pack. They are left for about 150 days on their own. This is the one movie for which I have cried throughtout the length of the movie. Even Taare Zameen Par dint have this effect on me. Well.. Finally these guys come down to pick them up. The first thing they see is Old Jack dead. This scene had me howling :'(. Dewy too dies during the journey. Only 6 manage to survive. Suddenly they hear barking n five of them come rushing over the horizon. What a scene that is..!! Maya is assumed to be dead, but as soon as she feels the warmth of her owner, she's up n kicking. That was the best scene.

Dogs are such wonderful creatures. I hate the people who iltreat dogs. They are much better than humans in many ways. Any kind, any size I just love them. When I retire, I'm gonna open a big kennel n take care of them. This is one of my biggest dreams.

That thing called.... Love


That thing called....love. This particular title of a book caught my eye at Blossoms', the book store. Being a love fool, as expected I picked up the book. It was written by a new comer. Worse, Indian. Indian author books are not something I like to read. Well I'm not being racist here, its just that I dont like their style of writing. Chetan Bhagat for example, Five point someone was good ( okay to be precise ), the other two sucked. His third book, 3 mistakes of my life made me realise that the 2 days I spent reading it, n the 180 bucks I spent on the book is something that I'm never going to get back. I had almost written off Indian authors until I came across Jhumpa Lahiri. Her Namesake, Interpreter of Maladies and Unaccustomed Earth were amazing. Unaccustomed Earth in particular was great. It was simple, n each story in it was well told in a sweet way. You could easily identify yourself with any of those characters. That was the last Indian author book I read. Feeling that it was high time I try another, I bought this book, that thing called... love.

This book is written by a newcomer, Tuhin Sinha. As the title suggests this book is all about love. It is an offbeat novel, putting light on all areas of love, infidelity, betrayal, n the recent sensational topic - homosexuality. Adding to all these areas is the backdrop of Mumbai monsoons, the self-considered romantic season. I think winters n spring is more romantic personally. The book is good, not all that great. The characters are basically confused n its easy to identify with them as every person, male or female has surely been in such a situation. The main protagonist reminded me of a very close friend [:P] n that made me devour the book ASAP. The story line is really cute n has some very amazing dialogues. My favourite being- "No woman needs a man to complete her life". I totally agree now. A few months earlier I wouldnt have. This book actually makes you think a lot about your life n love n shakes you until you realise the blunt truth, which you always knew but never wanted to accept.

The way a marriage is ripped apart by a stranger is shown well. It can easily happen to any common person. I dint like a particular track regarding a call girl/receptionist. Even the way a character cheats on his wife just for the kick of it is alarming. This book makes you want to think. N think a lot. It also deviates from the " N they lived happily ever after" concept. Surely worth a read...

Well said..!!

I just started reading a book n the prologue said this.. I just loved it.

They say that men too suffer,
As badly, n as long.
I worry, I worry,
In case they are wrong.

-- Wendy Cope

Well said Wendy..!!

Shiney, not shining anymore..!!

Last night, after watching India's debacle in the world cup... Like I was not depressed enough, I came across a breaking news "Actor Shiney Ahuja accused of raping housemaid". Worse, him confessing to it. I couldnt believe it. I've always liked him. He looked so normal, so ordinary that made him attractive. But him being in the news for wrong reasons, upset me. If he has confessed to it, then there is nothing much to say. He deserves the worst of punishments. If he's being framed, then I pray that he come clean. I dont think he is someone who would do such a mean thing. A well settled n married guy with a kid. N not to forget that he is famous. The housemaid in question surely doesnt look 19, n without any forensic evidence, I dont know how they arrested him. I just hope this episode doesnt jeopardise his career. Not that he has a very upswinging one, but still I liked a few of his movies n he looks great. Hmmm... being a celebrity has its own up's n down's.

Bored..!!

I'm so bored with life. Why are'nt any good movies releasing. With India out of the world cup, there is nothing much to look forward to. Being a person who loves to roam around, I'm running out of places here. Movies... I miss watching them in theatre. At home, I can watch anything anytime. Thats the best point of having best friends like Mr. A, who has a collection of movies larger than the oscar library :-), n I have a miniature version of it too :-). Angels & Demons was the last I saw. N bollywood?? Holy moly..... The last I saw was Ghajini. Both sucked. Badly waiting for Terminator salvation. Christian Bale....... Wow..!! After Dark Knight, I'm waiting to watch him take macho man Arnold's place. Another movie I'm waiting to watch is Newyork. For obvious reasons... :P.. I just love that song "Hai Junoon". Katrina has never looked that good before. Loved her costume. Well have a whole list of movies to look out for. Love aaj Kal n Kaminey seem interesting. I very badly want to watch Bride Wars. But no one to join me :-(. Chick Flicks n all the guys can only say one thing... "NO".. Damn it..!! Now that the multiplex war is over, lets hope to see some really great movies..

Monday Blues


Mondays... Apart from poverty, racism and AIDS, this is something I wish never existed. The very thought of Mondays make me yawn my lungs out. The Monday blues are the worst feeling ever. I literally have to drag myself out of bed every Monday morning. Actually this is the same story everyday ;-) but its worse on Mondays. The weekends are always shorter n the sun rises really early on a Monday. Techies nowadays just dont have a life. Even before you know it the weekends are gone n the damned Monday is laughing at your face. Why cant it be a 5 day week? Or why dont we have 3 days for the weekend? Its so sad. Not going over the top, I think Wednesdays should be made an official holiday as well. Working on Monday n Tuesday, then an off, Back to work for next 2 days n an off again. This would be really ideal.

Work goes on, but dont we need sufficient rest? The entire week is spent with us rattling our brains. We surely need a mid-week break. Please God please, hear us.!!

The Ultimate Love Story


Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge is one of my all time favourite movies. I remember this was the first hindi movie I saw in the theatre. I was 8, n I went to watch this with all my cousins. It was the Sagar theatre in Majestic. I wouldnt step my foot in that area now though. This movie is superb. Its the ultimate love story. I would love to have such a love story. Its simple n classic. Shahrukh Khan..!! What do I say about him. I've been crazy of him from when I was 4. From the time I saw Baazigar. Its been almost 19 years since then, yet I'm loyal to him. I love his movies. My favourites have varied time n again, Hrithik, John, Rahul Bose, Fardeen.... n so on. But ShahRukh will always be my ultimate favourite.

This movie perfectly defines the saying "Believe in your dreams" and "Believe in Love". This movie has a perfect combination of friendship, love n respect for parents. It can also pass of as a family movie. N the songs are simply amazing. Shahrukh n Kajol... Cant wait to see you guys together again. Try recreating the magic of this one. I couldnt believe that this movie was actually supposed to be made in English with Tom Cruise  as the lead..!! It was supposed to be a story of an Englishman falling in love with an Indian n then trying to woo her parents. Thank God it dint turn out to be that. 

Many love stories have been made after that. Some good ones were Veer Zaara, Vivaah, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai n some more. Even Rab ne bana di jodi was'nt that bad. But none could create the magic of this one. I have seen it close to a 60 times n can watch it again. Today when they were playing it on Set Max I stopped all my chores n sat to watch it. The climax of the movie is so damn cute. I just hope that scene was shot in one take though. Else.. Poor Kajol is all I can say. Long live Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge.

Crazy Chicken-Man

Just check this website.


Type anything you want the chicken to do in the text box below. It will. No its not pre-recorded. Its only weird. 

The Man Code - Part 2

 WELL here's a few reasons why guys like girls... As said by a man..!! Yeah, sometimes men do make sense...


"1. They will always smell good even if its just shampoo
2. The way their heads always find the right spot on our shoulder  
3. How cute they look when they sleep
4. the ease in which they fit into our arms 
5. the way they kiss you and all of a sudden everything is right in the world  
6. How cute they are when they eat  
7. The way they take hours to get dressed but in the end makes it all worth while 
8. because they are always warm even when its minus 30 out side 
9. the way they look good no matter what they wear 
10. the way they fish for compliments even though you both know that you think she's the most beautiful thing on this earth 
11. How cute they are when they argue 
12. the way her hand always finds yours 
13. the way they smile 
14. the way you feel when you see their name on the call ID after you just had a big fight 
15. The way she says "lets not fight anymore" even though you know that an hour later you will be arguing about something 
16. the way they kiss when you do something nice for them 
17. The way they kiss you when you say "I love you' 
18. Actually ... ! ! just the way they kiss you... 
19. the way they fall into your arms when they cry 
20. then the way they apologize for crying over something that silly 
21. The way they hit you and expect it to hurt 
22. Then the way they apologize when it does hurt . (even though the guys don't admit it)! 
23. the way they say "I miss you" 
24. the way you miss them 
25. the way their tears make you want to change the world so that it doesn't hurt her anymore....

Yet regardless if you love them, hate them, wish they would die or know that you would die without them ...
it matters not.   Because once in your life, whatever they were to the world they become everything to you. When you look them in the eyes, traveling to the depths of their souls and you say a million things without trace of a sound,you know that your own life is inevitable consumed within the rhythmic beatings of her very heart.  We love them for a million reasons, No paper would do it justice. It is a thing not of the mind but of the heart."

Aww... Men are so sweet sometimes. Honestly these are most of the reasons why girls love guys too. Cant deny that!!

The Man Code

This was a mail which was forwarded to me by my best friend Priya. I always thought that there was nothing much to write about men. But this mail says it all. Here it is, the man code-Decoded :-)

1: Under no circumstances may two men share an umbrella.

2: It is OK for a man to cry ONLY under the following circumstances:
(a) When a heroic dog dies to save its master.
(b) The moment Angelina Jolie starts unbuttoning her blouse.
(c) After wrecking your boss’ car.
(d) One hour, 12 minutes, 37 seconds into “The Crying Game”.

3: Any Man who brings a camera to a bachelor party may be legally killed and eaten by his buddies.

4: Unless he murdered someone in your family, you must bail a friend out of jail within 12 hours.

5: Moaning about the brand of free beer in a buddy’s fridge is forbidden. However complain at will if the temperature is unsuitable.

6: No man shall ever be required to buy a birthday present for another man. In fact, even remembering your buddy’s birthday is strictly optional. At that point, you must celebrate at a strip bar of the birthday boy’s choice.

7: On a road trip, the strongest bladder determines pit stops, not the weakest.

8: When stumbling upon other guys watching a sporting event, you may ask the score of the game in progress, but you may never ask who’s playing.

9: If you trap woman’s head under the covers for the purpose of your flatulent entertainment, she’s officially your girlfriend.

10: It is permissible to drink a fruity alcohol drink only when you’re sunning on a tropical beach… and it’s delivered by a topless model and only when it’s free.

11: Only in situations of moral and/or physical peril are you allowed to kick another guy in the nuts.

12: Unless you’re in prison, never fight naked.

13: Friends don’t let friends wear Speedos. Ever. Issue closed.

14: If a man’s fly is down, that’s his problem, you didn’t see anything.

15: Women who claim they “love to watch sports” must be treated as spies until they demonstrate knowledge of the game and the ability to drink as much as the other sports watchers.

16: A man in the company of a hot, suggestively dressed woman must remain sober enough to fight.

17: Never hesitate to reach for the last beer or the last slice of pizza, but not both, that’s just greedy.

18: If you compliment a guy on his six-pack, you’d better be talking about his choice of beer.

19: Never join your girlfriend or wife in discussing a friend of yours, except if she’s withholding you in bed pending your response.

20: Phrases that may NOT be uttered to another man while lifting weights:
(a) Yeah, Push it!
(b) C’mon, give me one more!
(c) Another set and we can hit the showers!

21: Never talk to a man in a bathroom unless you are on equal footing: i.e., both urinating, both waiting in line. For all other situations, an almost imperceptible nod is all the conversation you need.

22: Never allow a telephone conversation with a woman to go on longer than you are able to be in bed with her. Keep a stopwatch by the phone. Hang up if necessary.

23: It is acceptable for you to drive her car. It is not acceptable for her to drive yours.

24: Thou shalt not buy a car in the colors of brown, pink, lime green, orange or sky blue.

25.Men should not lie over each other voluntarily unless its rugby or wrestling.

26. All men must acknowledge the fact that being : dirty, filthy, lazy, always hungry, loud and proud, sleepy, late for everything, beer-bellyed, speedsters, no time frames, egoistic and horny is a birth right and the best things to happen in life.

 

The Magic Tap


This is actually a sculpture present in Aqualand, Cadiz. The tap is actually in the air, with an endless suppy of water flowing from it. Its simply amazing..!! 

Angels & Demons


Just saw the movie. It was okay. The novel is way better. The movie incorporates a lot of new twists n turns, but nothing can beat the amazing novel. The ambigrams are not given enough importance. When I read the book I couldnt stop myself from going back n forth n looking at them. I used to turn the book around like a million times to see it. It had me go "Wow" every single time. In the movie they just show a shot of each sign. The fifth brand doesnt match the one in the book at all. It was supposed to be a diamond shaped one which holds all the other signs. Ewan McGregor looks amazing n the actress who plays Dr. Vittoria bears a stricking resemblence to domestic godess Nigella Lawson. Tom Hanks is good but looks really really old. All a all a movie worth the money. But not to watch it having high expectations. The book stands all against the movie.

Smile :)


Smiling is infectious,
You catch it like the flu,
When someone smiled at me today,
I started smiling too.

I passed around the corner,
And someone saw my grin,
When he smiled I realized,
I'd passed it on to him.

I thought about that smile,
Then realized its worth,
A single smile, just like mine,
Could travel round the earth.

So, if you feel a smile begin,
Don't leave it undetected.
Let's start an epidemic quick,
And get the world infected.

Memories of Life

No much work today. So I just sit n let my thoughts wander. Some make m happy, some moisten my eyes. The first thing that comes to my mind is, the first time I baked a cake all by myself. I can still feel the smell. My parents were so proud of me that day. So till today I'm the official baker of the family. The first day of my engineering college, all new strange faces around you, but the feeling of being in a college like Ramaiah held my head high. The time when I hugged my best friend goodbye while going away to Chennai, the time when the guy I love the most held my hand, the time I was awarded the Excellence in Studies award in high school, the time when my beloved doggie licked my face for the first time, the time when I handed over my first salary to dad. These memories never fail to bring a tear to my eye. Tears of joy. Happy memories include the time I topped college, the time I was crowned "Miss Fresher", the time I celebrated my love every single month for almost 4 years, the time I got placed in IBM, the time when I realised that I was financially independent n can actually have anything I want. There have also been some crazy moments. The time I was scolded left right n centre by my mom for cutting my hair extremely short, the time when dad freaked out when he saw the multiple piercings on my ear or the time when my friend decided to visit me when I was wearing a bright yellow dress... Sheeeesh.!What was I thinking?? There are a lot of things in life that you rejoice, take pride for. Its only when you sit back n think of them that you actually realise.


Life has actually always been good. Its only how we see it. There has always been a time in life when noone's company can cheer you. There are some memories which can only bring a weird feeling. Happy or sad, donno. There is something which binds me to my ex that I just cant think beyond him. Agreed, he may not be the perfect guy around. But there is something, I just cant figure out what is it that binds me to him n I just cant get away. I'm yet to come into terms with the fact that we are no longer together. I smile when I think of the days we spent together, cry when I know these days cant come back, blush when I think of our moments together. This is something noone can ever take away from me. Its rightly said that Education, Experience n Memories are the only things nooone can take away from you. Desires are something that never leave you. The most painful thing is when you are crowded by people who care for you n love you, but dont understand you. Its like what Kate Winslet said in Titanic " I feel like I'm standing in a room crowded by people n screaming my lungs out, but noone looks up. Noone". Life has given me the best of things. Some I still treasure n some I've lost. Probably I never appreciated them when they were around. I seriously wish that I was not aware of this things.Its rightly said that "Ignorance is Bliss". There are many questions which are better left unanswered. The moment you start seeking answers, you're in deep shit. It makes you feel so bad, that sometimes you wish you were never born.

Holy Spook


I first visited the Shiv Mandir in Old Airport Road when I was around 13. The place then looked so amazing. That was when Kemp Fort was'nt constructed. There was a huge vast marble adorned space in front of the massive statue. It was the most serene and peaceful holy place one could hope for. The Lord could be seen even as you drove along the Old Airport Road. I had a wonderful experience there. Even though I am not overtly religious, I kinda liked that place. It was said that you make a wish n toss a coin into the pool in front of the lord, the wish would come true. It did for me n I was thrilled. I still dont know why I dint visit that place all these years. My aunt stays just 5 minutes away from there. I have visited her a million times, but never the temple.

Fast-forward 10 years n I'm at the temple now. I just cant recognise the place. Total Mall stands tall in front of the beautiful statue. The new entrance to the temple had me spooked. It looked like a cave bathed in blood. The entrance is so narrow that I'm not sure a person above 60 kgs can pass through it. The new Lord Ganesha statue is good, but would have been been better had it been placed right next to Lord Shiva. The entry passage is too dingy n maintained poorly. You have no place to wash your feet even.

The most traumatising part was the "Linga Yatra". The cave passage holding all the Shiv lings present all over India. The Lingas are good no doubt, but you cant pray when there are so many other things around that scare you. There is a lady's head hanging from nowhere right next to the first Shiv Ling. That was really scary. Yeah its fake but when you look at it in dim red lights, you cant help but be spooked. That was only the beginning. There are a lot of idols around whose eyes keep blinking or hands move at random intervals. That was insane. At one point I actually felt that I was at the scary house in Garuda mall. The most scariest thing was a head of a buffalo kept in a box right next to a ling. The head jerks every one n then. My mom nearly jumped out of fear when she saw it. Finally when we got to the Shiva idol, we could hardly see it clearly. Earlier it was like you could circle around the idol n its holy water falls on you. Now, all you can do is pass in front of the idol. The miracle spot still exists though. By the time you finish and come out you fell so freaked out n exhausted. Why such a beautiful place was spoiled I dont understand. I came out feeling weird. I just dint understand what I went through.

Guy Talk

Is there anything called a perfect guy? The usual joke, perfect guys are like UFO's. They dont exist. Many girls want many traits in their guys. Some want goodlooking guys. Well... who doesnt? :-). Some want rich guys. Some want a guy who has everything. That is a perfect guy. N they spend their entire lives waiting for such a guy n eventually settle down with one who is far from being perfect. I dont want to end up that way.

... I want the guy who loves me as I am.
... I want the guy who puts me to sleep with a song.
... I want the guy who wakes me up with a kiss.
... I want the guy who cooks for me ( sometimes is fine ).
... I want the guy whom I can be totally comfortable with.
... I want the guy whom I can call any name I want. Cholu, polu, golu, booboo, poopoo, pookie... anything that can be pronounced.
... I want the guy who is sure of himself.
... I want the guy who makes me fall in love with him, every single day.
... I want the guy who has me craving for him.
... I want the guy who is a serious person as well as a nautanki.
... I want the guy who can do the superman act very well.
... I want the guy who is grounded n is sure of what he/we wants from life.
... I want the guy who is a family person as well as a total romantic.
... I want the guy who remembers everyday of our togetherness.
... I want the guy who maybe my exact opposite, but should understand me.
... I want the guy who should love me no matter what n stand by me always.
... I want the guy who has a right on me, but not own me.
... n last but not the least I want the guy who completes me n my life.

Looks is only secondary. As long as he has the right things at the right place its fine.

Yeah.. I want all this n in a single guy. Nothing else will do.