I distinctly remember those long, sultry summer afternoons of leisure when ma, grandpa and grandma would narrate stories from the legendary epic Mahabharata, an amalgam of perhaps every kind of situation, emotion and circumstance that a human being may find himself or herself in during one’s lifetime. The hundreds of characters, apart from the main protagonists, namely the Kauravas and the Pandavas, who are embroiled … Continue reading Seek and ye shall find!
Travelling has become an integral part of modern-day, urban lifestyles, be it within the country or overseas. Besides travelling regularly for work, leisure and holiday travel also has become innate to our existence as the world has indeed shrunk in a huge way and no destination or continent is beyond a few hours of flying time. I see this whole business of travelling and journeys … Continue reading The Art and Science of Gifting
So, it was one of those exceptional weekends when I had some leisure on my hands and I was lazily surfing television channels when I chanced upon this song playing from ‘Aandhi’ where a very middle-aged looking Sanjeev Kumar was crooning with Suchitra Sen ‘Is mod se jaate hain…’ whilst ambling down a lush meadow. Another channel was airing ‘Bindiya chamkegi…’ a hot Rajesh Khanna-Mumtaz … Continue reading Skin deep beauty or timeless charm
I was rather intrigued! Ever since the meeting with SRK had been finalized, I was very eager to understand that when would we all get to witness the reinvented version of SRK Part Two…after all, in the entertainment and film industry, where memories spans merely last from one Friday to the next, in between movie releases, here was a man who had mastered his craft … Continue reading Mujhko pehchaan lo main hoon kaun…?
The other evening, after a ‘hard day’s life’, when I decided to kick off my sandals and put my feet up on the couch, I was surfing channels with my TV remote when I caught a part of an ad on Titan watches featuring Katrina Kaif wherein she asks in the end, “When is the right time to get married?” And answers, “When you find … Continue reading Ten Reasons not to get Married
Chew on this… Let me begin by confessing that I am a complete movie buff and never miss an opportunity to catch a film worth its while. The dark cocoon of the auditorium, playing out stories of myriad characters on the silver screen, simply transits me into a relaxed and comforting zone, which I seek ever so often, away from the hustle and bustle of … Continue reading Aiye toh ek aadat hain
A recently released movie called Dum Laga Ke Haisha set me thinking about a lot of things – beauty, love, discrimination, prejudice, bias. Not that the movie is preachy or anything. It’s a sweet, charming film but it quietly manages to linger in your mind and trigger off some ‘thoughts’. The movie, set in the 1990s, is about a small town shopkeeper who is made … Continue reading What’s size (or anything else) got to do with love?