Wednesday, August 26, 2009

P.S. My Novel Thoughts : Continued.

Finally I've finished reading P.S. I Love You & hmmmmm... Let me think of an exact word for the roller coaster ride of a bundle of 500 pages. Actually if I put strain on my brain cells, only one Specific word is not enough. It has like an overwhelming feel to it. Extreme at times. I felt a bit empty after the final word was read. Went in deep thoughts. I think the spectators of P.S. I Love You can understand what I'm trying to say.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

If ever..

It really feels very very very bad to feel lonely. At times, one just doesn't know what to do, whom to talk to. All that comes to mind is pure deep melancholy. One feels poor- at heart. Not validated. Not important. It takes time for me to get into that feeling & longer to get out of it.

Monday, August 17, 2009

The way to go...

One of the many things I appreciate the most are honesty, creativity & passion. And I got to see all of these summed up in a simple act put up by a bunch of youngsters in a reality TV show called "India's got talent". The group called "Illuminati" presented a very special act which really cannot be explained in words & to top it all, they also ended up getting the "Pride of India" award which was worth 10 lakh rupees! i was jumping with joy for them!! And as I was watching the entire act, what really struck me was that the ultimate display of innovation really makes one wonder how intelligently & creatively the youth CAN put their energies into matter. There will always be many ways that the youth of a country can follow. What decides the future of that country depends on the choice of the youth. I really hope that many young budding minds keep the "Illuminati" & many such talented bunch of youngsters as their idol rather than straying off for disastrous futures. Belief in one's ceativity really takes my breath away! Keep rocking & keep imagining!!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

P.S. My Novel Thoughts...

These days I'm reading a novel called "P.S. I Love You". Many of you must have seen the movie but somehow I don't have the movie & never got to watch it too and could just manage to buy the book itself. The basic idea behind the entire set-up is quite interesting when Gerry(the dying husband)- for those of you who've come across neither the book nor the movie- leaves notes for her wife Holly before he leaves the world. And for those of you who are wondering that I'll write a summary of the entire novel here for you to take the pancake of the gist, you are higly mistaken! No no no. You'll have to read the entire 500 long sheets to know just like me. To begin with, I'm really not a reader by nature. I just find the entire idea of reading novels or magazines (and especially text books) very tiring. I get scared like a child whenever I see those big fat novels lying here & there. And I know this would sound utterly ridiculously childish to all the born reading fanatics, but I would always love to hear the end of the novel if I'm reading any. So, if I like it, I'd read on and if I don't I would merrily throw it away. And guess what, I'm surrounded by people who always end up recommending the entire bible-looking sheets binded in a pretty cover & tell me to "experience the magic!!". I never get to hear the climax but I respect them all for that though. But somehow I've noticed these days that though it still takes me long enough to read a novel as compared to a normal 5th standard kid, still I get engrossed in the novel very much though. Exremism I guess! Well anyways, for those of you who have been a part of the spectator side of P.S. I Love You, I'll let you know when I finish it. I'm still half way... which is quite an achievement for me! Isn't it?

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Let's celebrate the transitions...

On this Rakhi, all I could think about writing is- Celebrations! Not the chocolates that are gifted by brothers to their doting sisters but celebrations- that are a part of life. They are highly required in order to revive the emotions & feelings we hold for our loved ones. Even our elders believed so & thus they have now become traditions which must be carried forward. But as we've grown & seen transitions of all sorts, we've also seen a transition in celebrations that are around us. There has been a massive
increase in many festivities. Valentine's day, Friendship's day, Mother's day, Fathers day, etc etc.. These are just a few examples of what our elders had never even heard about that we actually celebrate today. And even a few people protest against the same these days calling it "westernisation". All I can say about it is that why crib about adding another celebration to our
general routine? And as the festival of Rakhi is about dedicating a day to the relationship of brothers & sisters, just the same way, Friendship day is about dedicating a day to the relationship of best buddies or Father's day is dedicated to how wonderful you find your Father. The idea is not about
blindly following the west but understanding the feelings behind it. We can keep a balance between our old traditions as well as celebrating the new found festivities. That ain't that tough... Is it? I don't think so. Let me know.