Friday, March 24, 2017

Tarzan!

Like the tides in the sea
Like the clouds in the sky
The free spirit had no bounds

In came the rocks, the mountains
The planes and the obstacles
They all started making rounds

I went with the flow, I stumbled
I gathered myself, I flew
With the hammer dropped again and again
I wonder who is it I want to be like
The only answer that comes to me is Tarzan
The one who can at least shout and make sounds

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Angel

As I stay in the sidelines and look at you
From a distance, across the hurdle
The first thing that comes to my mind is
Life's come a full circle

The flower you hold in your hand
I wonder, is it a flower or fruit?
I decide, that fruit that doesn't fall far from the tree
The tree that is firmly fixed in its root

Did I lead you or did you follow me?
This will always remain a debate
As we've said so many times in the past
Upper hand it always has, fate

When I finally muster up the courage
To come up to you, to talk, to relive
Our time together, you remember the best one
Angel, you say, the best title there is to give

Monday, February 13, 2017

I miss having a best friend

I was watching an episode of “Awkward”; a teenage drama series. I won’t get into too much details but tonight’s episode was about two girls who were best friends that had drifted apart, and they try to fix their friendship. They hang out all night, dance on the bed, talk, gossip, basically just have fun within just the two of them. That is when I realized, I miss having a friend like that. I have friends, I may even call them best friends, but I do not have one single person who is above the rest…and not just to have a night of fun, but for the other stuff too, like sharing thoughts, someone to call upon or talk to at the weirdest hour, someone who understands everything, someone who is there basically at every stage to know what I have been through or what I am going through, etc. etc. Come to think of it, we all probably miss or stop having such a person or relationship after a certain age or stage in life, don’t we? If you tell me that you have someone like that in your life, I applaud you and certainly envy you. 

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Party with some kirik

First and foremost, I had very high expectations from "Kirik Party", partly because of the online reviews and partly because my friends couldn't stop raving about it. Ummm. I was slightly disappointed. I mean, there are bits and pieces of the movie that I absolutely loved, but there were quite a few moments in the movie where I went "huh? What?" And "oh God, not another song".

The scenes in the hostel dorms have been captured quite aesthetically and realistically (Rakshit Shetty himself said some of the hostel scenes are inspired by his own hostel life), and are a hoot to watch. I haven’t experienced the hostel life myself, but Rajat, who watched the movie with me, was in splits during many of these hostel happenings.

The supporting cast has done a wonderful job. The lead girls, Rashmika and Samyuktha, both of them, again, wonderful! Rakshit Shetty as the flamboyant, innocent and naughty junior in the first half gets overshadowed by the villainous, rugged and bashful senior in the second half. How his character changes his lifestyle, who makes him meet himself, how he grows as a person is what forms the essence of the movie.

Many of the songs were unnecessary and didn't do much to the narrative, especially the song in the girl's hostel. I was getting a little fidgety about the movie towards the end, but the farewell song was the ultimate saving grace. That one song reminded me of my farewell party, the highs and lows of my college days, the friendships and relationships we made and broke, the way we cried, et al. That song alone, for me, deserves an extra half star.

To conclude, I expected much more out of the supremely talented individuals that Rakshit and Rishabh are, and so, I rate this movie a 3 on a scale of 1 to 5.

"Katheyonda helidhe Bari guruthugale college ali Class room-ina bench-ali Corridor wall-ali.. Saaladhe.. Guruthondhanu Naa gichidhe friendship-ina nepadali"

To all my engineering friends - I am glad I am touch with those who matter (ed) the most and I love you all!

Friday, January 6, 2017

I am "Kindle"d

Kindle means to set something on fire. When Amazon wanted to introduce an e-reader to the world, I guess they thought on the lines of kindling love for books in people.

I have always been a hard core reader, and the concept of e-reader and e-books didn't appeal to me at all in the beginning. "How can anyone read a book without feeling its pages on their fingers?", "How can you miss the smell of new (and sometimes even old) books?", ran through my mind. I would definitely miss the physical presence and comfort of a book, I thought.

Cut to today, my love for books remains the same, but now, I am not overburdening my book shelf anymore. The poor thing doesn't stand a chance with the number of books I acquire (read that keep acquiring). I know there are a lot of people out there who still prefer the traditional way of book reading, but I have accepted and have in fact, fallen in love with this new age reading (Don’t know if I can call it new anymore?). Thanks to Kindle, I read many more books that I did earlier, and yes, the digital prices are much cheaper compared to actual books.

There are chances you may miss striking a conversation with a stranger when you are out picking a book or carrying one while travelling etc., but that never happened with me, so it doesn't really matter ;)

Tell me, what do you prefer and why?

Monday, October 10, 2016

Juvenile Journey Giveaway

What does "Juvenile Journey", the phrase, mean to you? Write in your thoughts in the comments section below and if your response is liked by moi, you will get an autographed copy of my book, "Juvenile Journey - A trip down memory lane" sent to your address!

Write in!

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Her Happiness, Her Time and Her Day

"Not now not now", she told herself
"When so much is dependent on you
Don't showcase your emotions
One day, you'll get your due"

She saw people around her
Family and friends and everyone else
Free to emote, free to speak
Now is not your time, chimed the bells

Suppress and supress she did some more
Wanting the best for all around her
"Pray, tell, how about me, myself?
My day seems to be moving farther and farther"

One day, the realization came
She was meant to keep her emotions at bay
For in the smiles of people around her
Lay her happiness, her time and her day