Wednesday, December 30, 2009

First attempt at blogging

Well, this perhaps should have been my first post but well, as the saying goes "Better late than never" .I am no "writer" as such, but yeah, at times, I do feel like putting down my emotions through words and pictures, and my entry into the field of blogging is just a medium in the same direction.My close friends and family members keep on saying that I talk a bit too much, and so,I was advised to use blogging so that may be my words would get a positive channelization.After a lot of procrastination,I started my blog formally on 29 december 2009 in an attempt to spark off something new before the new year strikes and I must say,I am thoroughly enjoying the experience.I don't know what motivates others for writing, but for me,I can definitely declare that I am writing because I am loving the activity immensely.And I think I am going to carry on with this interesting new endeavour.Though I have no professional baggages associated with this enjoyable act,I would be happy to receive comments from critics as to how was their experience in my blog and about the ways I can make my blogging as well as blog a better one . Thank you all.

Paa- the movie -a different experience

26 December 2009- After many days,I finally saw a movie,that too a commercial bollywood movie - "Paa" and I must say, the protagonist of the movie, Mr.Amitabh Bachchan has done a commendable job.Hats off to you,Sir.To be frank, the main reason behind watching this movie was Mr.BigB ; my mom is a fan of this superstar and I was curious to check out the transformation of a 60+ man to a 12year old boy, and well, both of us,my mom and me liked the show.Perhaps,this is what you call "acting"-being able to enact with elan any role that is offered to you ,and Mr Bachchan has once again proved to his critics that he does very well know the tricks of the trade.Personally speaking, a few scenes in the movie appealed to me a lot more than the others ; for instance, the conversations between the two Bachchans was quite interesting and the point when the boy is asked about what his father does and after a slight thought,the reply comes as "He dreams",I really liked that part. And no doubt, the last scene of the movie when Auro is dying-that scene in a way reaffirms the saying that sometimes, you can do a lot of talking even without saying many words; the expressions on the faces of the artists at that point was damn good. And yeah, one more good thing was the amazing chemistry between Auro's is something magical and need not be necessarily conveyed through song and dance sessions . With a phenomenal storyline, Paa not only touches the heart of the movie buffs but also brings in few tears to even the hardest of hearts. Most importantly,this movie doesn't fall into the category of bollywood films made with a disease as the main theme, coz "Paa" gives you no sermons about the disease as such,rather with intelligent usage of the disease as the background,the movie celebrates human relationships.All in all, the movie gives you a good feeling that Hindi Cinema is finally extending its boundaries . It's a moment to rejoice, movie lovers..

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

My winter mornings when I was a kid

Curled up cosily inside warm blankets,the little girl sleeps soundly.None of the worries of the world touch her.She dwells in her own fantasy land dreaming of her beautiful palace,handsome prince,sprawling rose gardens and all these and more in a world where only happiness resides,where nobody has any troubles to worry for,where no one is hungry,where no one resorts to crimes,where everything is good,innocent,smiling and happy."Mama..wake's 8 O'clock..common wake up fast and get ready for school"...Oh !!! Now,what's that??It's the view OUTSIDE her dreamland.She doesn't want to wake up,she doesn't want to leave her dreamland,her prince holds on to her hands, her maids want her to stay on.. her new pink gown is lying on her bed to be tried on..what'd she do now?? Her smile vanishes from her lips..her mom's words ring in her ears instead of the songs of the birds of her rose-garden..her palm gently slides off her prince's palms..and she....she wipes away a silent tear and utters "just two more minutes,Momma"And there on her bed,she lies wondering why can't she be in her dreamland forever...why does she have to come back to this world every morning.." haven't woke up yet !!!" Oops !!! The little girl sits up on her bed and sweetly mutters.."Gooooood morningggg,mommaa" "I am awake"..Momma comes up to her,plants a gentle kiss on her forehead and ..."Get ready,fasssssst.""You're getting late for the school bus" "Hurry" And the little creature says a prayer to God and rushes to the wash-basin..her toothbrush in her hands,she sees her face on the mirror and blushes"Mmm..I am a princess indeed".."Mama,you are yet not done with your brushing!!! Hurry up."The brushing is hurriedly finished,she takes a bath,and gets into her school-dress, brushes her hair leaving some bangs to fall upon her face and sits down to eat her breakfast..a rice preparation with cauliflower,capscicum and beans-her favourite dish..her happiness knows no bounds then.."Momma,thank's too yummmy..Can you pack some of this for tiffin ,I want to share with my friends too" "Yes dear,your tiffin is packed already with this" "Thanks,Momma" The smile is back on her lips and her eyes are twinkling again... She finishes her food, and cuddles up to Momma , kisses her on her cheeks and gets ready with her school-bag finally..just as she's about to leave,her Mom slips into her hands a bar of DairyMilk chocolate and says "Now,hurry to the bus-stop,fasst" She smiles and waves and runs to the stop to find the bus-driver sounding the horn for her..She gets in, waves at her friend and sits near her , excitedly telling her about her Dairy Milk chocolate and her yummy tiffin for the day..The bus moves on and amidst the hustle-bustle of the city roads,the excited banter of the little girls gradually gets indistinct.. but the glow on their faces says their happy tale to all around ... Back in the dreamland, the prince sighs " I wish I could join her in her earthly dreamland ..I wish I could also share her tiffin and her chocolates ...I wish..." The little girl is a princess,indeed,both inside as well as outside her dreams..

Winter baby..a winter princess

I was born in winter and that might be one of the possible reasons behind my fascination for this season.Winter for me is synonymous to innocence,freshness and joy.The arrival of winter re-ignites my desire to be a little kid all over again.It feels like-I am the happiest princess of this world and all the forces of the universe have joined hands to make me smile.All my worries slip in to the backseat of my mind without me even realising it.I feel like lazing around with soft music soothing my ears, pleasant scenery greeting my eyes and a colorful fairytales' book in my hands.Life seems to be dancing to my tunes, the world seems dressed up according to my taste, the winds seem to be humming my notes..everything.just everything seems to be silently conspiring to give me the feel that I AM THE QUEEN OF THIS WORLD.