Friday, December 5, 2014

The Sky Speaks A Thousand Words

Some questions or should I say ‘queries’ that call for an answer.
Does the sky really speak?

Does it only say a thousand words?

What is the Sky to me?

For me the Sky speaks a lot.

No not a thousand words but a domain that cannot be measured in thoughts and words.

The Sky looks limitless and beyond my vision world.

Friday, November 14, 2014

The Photo Album

Years have gone by and Anjali started reading her bygone days. She could go back to her good old days as she turned over the pages.

Maya, her niece, looked at the hand that turned the pages one by one. The skin on her aunt’s hand had become loose and showed lines that had come up with age.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

In Conversation with Winter

Call it my thoughtfulness or thoughtless mind to be talking to a season.

Well, we do talk with self and also to Nature, to Animals, to Birds, and, that’s nothing or something that is worrisome in life.

Thursday, October 23, 2014


Let the flame burn to bring light to all. 

Happy Diwali
Make your Diwali safe and green...we the people can do it with our efforts.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Teacher’s Day

On this day let us remember Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, whose birthday we people in India celebrate as “Teacher’s Day”.

If the word Teacher’s Day is taken into thought, then we may consider this day for Teachers Only. But without their students Teachers cannot be teachers.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

H for Handwriting

Technology and advancement, our present generation is rushing towards it to catch the best? In a small gathering of Moms-at-home, at one Mom’s house there was series of discussions.
No one was interested in discussing about their domestic helps or the problems they faced with them.

Friday, August 29, 2014


Wish You All 
Happy Ganesh Chaturthi

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Eight – This word has struck my mind’s cord today – Get, Set Go…

The word Eight, how much does it mean to a person.

Eight, a single digit number, written as numerical 8. Everyone knows that. No fuss about it.

Saturday, July 12, 2014


Watching the matches of this World Cup season does cost me a lot of sleep. Those who have been watching these matches can well understand what I mean.

Then, I can keep some hours of my sleep aside to watch these interesting matches. And now only the final match that will of course be really interesting.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

The Rain Song

“How well did the Rain sing” I thought as I saw the rains come down with its own jingle.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

All for Jokes

Today after feeling bored some jokes to cheer up with. Having read them like to share...

Read the jokes:

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Onions and Tears – Double Trouble

“O my God” I said so loudly that others close by could hear the words. That was when I was in the vegetable market planning to buy my vegetables and return home so that my cooking could be finished on time to be served to the hungry tummy’s waiting to be filled.

I saw people in the market indulge in conversation and arguments about onions. The prices have gone up but why make such a noise. Instead it will be better if we can do with fewer onions, or, even without onions.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Garden and Care

Flowers from my garden
I’ve been nurturing the few trees that I have in my garden. Looking after one’s own garden is a great activity. This is also a good pastime and a chance to be with nature for some time of the day.

I feel looking after the trees, plants and shrubs in one’s own garden give many benefits to the concerned person. I love to talk with my plants and trees. It seems to me they look up to me to go to them every day. They love my touch and I also feel the same way. Watering them is like quenching their thirst. We all like to hand over a glass of water to anyone coming to our homes. Same way the plants also wait for that water they need for it is their staple food for their growth.

Friday, May 23, 2014

The Sacred Ganga – The Sacred Ganges River

We Indians, the Hindus of this country worship Maa Ganga. For every small or special or religious occasion we need Ganga Jal to sprinkle all around. The sprinkle of this holy water of the Ganges seems like it is purifying the place. That’s the thought that has been in the minds and still is there.

With the General Elections being over and a new government coming at the Center, now it is the time for Maa Ganga to be made clean. The new government under the leadership of Mr. Narendra Modi is taking up this project. So much dirt and pollutants have been allowed to flow into the water of the flowing Ganga. The river has become choked with all the solid and liquid wastes coming into it. Even its waters are polluted.

Monday, May 12, 2014

The Phone Call

The phone suddenly started ringing. I was not expecting a call at this time of the day. After lunch, lying down to enjoy my siesta, I was really annoyed. Let the ring tone go on harping the tune for some time, but soon it became unbearable. Taking the call it was me saying “Hello” in a tone that sounded with annoyance.

From the other side was a gruff tone saying, “hello, hello, hello”

Saturday, May 10, 2014

In Conversation with Summer – Part 2

In Conversation with Summer

Today is going to be Tough Talk with Summer.

Me: Why is the heat getting unbearable?

Summer: Put your hand on your chest and let me know if I am solely responsible for it.

Me: You make me think. I cannot blame you totally. We have made the mess…man-made it is to a large extent.

Summer: (smiles) why don’t you all make amends?

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

A Slice of Mango – Mango Speak

Recently news went around the people of India would have to just wait for a slice of mango as most of the mangoes would be exported. The price would be sky rocketing. Thank god, luck has suddenly changed for the Indians.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Who Helps You???

This question looks simple but the answer can be difficult. Each one can draw own meaning out of this.

When someone put forth these words to me, I was taken aback. Later I realized this was something to talk about mainly for the women folk.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Film Review – 2 States

Starring: Arjun Kapoor, Alia Bhatt,Ronit Roy,Amrita Singh,                                                              Revathy

Directed by Abhishek Varman

Produced by Karan Johar and Sajid Nadiadwala

Written by Chetan Bhagat

Based on 2 States by Chetan Bhagat

Music by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy

Cinematography Binod Pradhan

The film 2 States is from the book by Chetan Bhagat that has been adapted into a film.

This story starts from IIM Ahmedabad where the two, Krish Malhotra (Arjun Kapoor)  the Punjabi boy from Delhi meets Ananya Swaminathan (Alia Bhatt) the girl coming from Chennai. It takes some time for the two to pair up with one another. At first friendship and the after some days begin their love affair. The two are happy to be in the company of one another and decide to get married once they have got jobs.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

In Conversation with Summer

Strange but true, I really did talk with summer. Since a long time I had thought to write about my conversation with Summer and today I felt it really deserves to be here.

Me: Summer, why do you have to come after the long winter cold months?

Saturday, April 5, 2014

A Home-Kitchen and Cooking at Home – Everyday Duty or a Reality

Every home needs to have a kitchen and without this life can be miserable. Still there are people, living single, and want food from outside. With facilities coming up it is now easy for anyone to set up a kitchen at home.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

What Lures People into Politics

It is really difficult to find out why people are running after political parties to join them. Many reasons crop up in my mind. This is the way my feeling is.

Politics has become a cheap affair.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

How Smart Is Your Kid

God save me. I cannot see Ma’s/ mummy’s/mamas/ moms, put a silent question to one another when they speak about their little ones.

“Did you know, my Simi got the first prize in drawing competition in her class”, said Mona.

“My Bittu got the best prize in an open singing competition. It’s so difficult for a mother to cope up with such difficult things we go through for the child”, was Rakhi’s reply.

Though mothers want to hype about their own children they think that their child is smarter than the rest. The way they converse with each other show how they want to ask others, “How smart is your kid”, but cannot as this will begin a fight among them.

Cat fights, some call it.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Time and Line

Life falls in line with Time. This means Time is the important factor in Life.

Speaking of everyday life, it starts with the coming of morning and ends with night. Earlier there was so much truth in, “Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise”.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Why the Gali ka Kutta barks late night

I fear to move around the city at night. The streets late at night will see mostly boozed up men, late night party fellows rushing back home, tired truck drivers getting the liberty on the lonely streets to move about as they like, some bikers who love to perform stunts, some speedy drivers who want to fulfill their hearts desire to accelerate their cars and zoom past the wind and then the most dangerous of all, the anti-socials.

Having not said about dogs, Gali ka Kutta, will not make any effect on the designed topic. Dogs, I mean street dogs not the pet ones who have all the luxury to live their luxurious Doggy Life in the luxury of rich homes. They have everything and even more. But the Gali ka kutta has to move around on its own with its own fold, finding food for survival.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Film review – Paranthe Wali Gali

Directed by Sachin Gupta
Produced by Sachin Gupta, Sushma Gupta
Written by Sachin Gupta
Starring: Anuj Saxena as Maulik, Neha Pawar as Naina Kaur, Vijayant Kohli as Saluja, Mohinder Gujral, Himanshu Thakkar, Yuvraj Haral, Prabhakar Srinet
Music by Vikram Khajuria
Cinematography: Debasish Banerjee

The title of the film does create interest in the minds of the people of Delhi. The plot revolves around a group of theatre artists, the leader of the group is Moulik, role played by Anuj Saxena. This is all about the struggling artists who want to get a strong foothold in the field of theatre.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Politics and Craze – more Haze for Me

I think this time, the 2014 General elections is making a lot of noise all around. Whether you are in politics, like to discuss about politics, have no liking about politics, simply hate politics, you cannot be spared from the entire hullabaloo about it.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Holi and the Colours

Friends, wish you all,

Happy Holi

Read this link here. It made me sad, at first brought tears of sadness and then of joy. A little difference can bring in a smile and cheer to those lives who has not seen colours on them for so many years.

This day of colours brings so much passion in the lives of each and every Indian. The different colours make all the difference when they are splashed one on the other and such vibrant combination is the result.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Mind is doing a Tango

Hop, skip and jump. Time is giving no space for a hop or a skip but straight it says, “Jump yaar jump”. Will seem prejudiced if I say this is true. But really Time is having own affair and no place for a small soul like me. It is taking its flight, and the speed…I can’t catch up sometimes.

Holi has come up. It seems just like yesterday the Kite-flying festival, the Paush Sankranti, has not left its mark. Colourful kites flying around in the space of the blue sky. What a hue. Terrific and nostalgic to watch small colours adorning the sky sometimes the red on the left and then blue flies in. The yellow gleefully moving up and the green and pink one feeling shy to go near the purple one. Some brave one’s going too close and simply cutting the other to drift away and not come back. Kites playing their own game…no gender game…but a common one. And the human hand doing all the tricks.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Friday Fever…without or cold…AAHHAA!!!

Friday brings its own fever. I have witnessed it, have any of you?

A simple question and all is needed is a simple answer.

Anyway, if you don’t give an answer, never mind, but I can see the thought has been read…some want to ponder over it and some will abandon it.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

After Gulab Gang now Hum Teen Gang

After Gulab Gang now Hum Teen Gang

Satire has an extra flavour when humour is added to it. Read on…………….

The Movie Gulab Gang has cast its spell on the three special ladies to form their own gang.

After seeing the movie Gulab Gang, Mamata Banerjee aka Didi rang up Jayalalitha alais Amma.

Didi (Mamata): Hello, Jayaji. I’m Didi speaking. How are you? Can we meet over a cup of tea in my Trinamool office in Delhi?

Amma (Jayalalitha): Anything urgent Didi?

Didi: Yes, of course.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Women's Day ( no no...)

Someone wished me, “Happy Women’s Day”. He was smiling as he said the words. I thought, was it a taunt or a rendition from the heart? I say this is a rendition, as the words sailed into my ears there was a soft musical touch.

Maybe, I’m being too touchy. He must have had no intention to hurt me.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Money Mantra

Money Mantra

Money Mantra

Money is Mantra for some, Need for many and necessity for All. That’s what I like to say about Money.

Present day some -- maybe can say many or even more people are getting very attached to money.

Money comes to us in the form of coins and notes which we have to keep safely. The size, shape and designs of the coins have changed over the years, so also currency notes have got some changes brought in them. How does that matter as long as the value remains the same for the different denominations?

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Today’s Pick – C or Chubby Cheeks!

Today’s Pick – C or Chubby Cheeks!

Is it confusing? Hah! C is there, so Confusing can be there, after all beginning with C.

But if I’m to start, I say C for Cat. That’s what baby Guddi was learning from her mother. Mother was saying, “C for Cat, repeat after me,” and Guddi was religiously following her mother’s words like chanting some mantras.

Guddi, the two and a half year old daughter of Mr & Mrs Sood. Mother, a homemaker, having good educational qualifications, but prefers to stay at home for her daughter.

Gunday: Film Review

Starring : Ranveer Singh, Arjun Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra & Irrfan Khan
Directed by Ali Abbas Zafar
Produced by Aditya Chopra
Written by Ali Abbas Zafar
Music by Sohail Sen
Cinematography Aseem Mishra
Editing by Rameshwar S. Bhagat

The film Gunday under the Yasraj Films banner kicks-off with the plot of the making of Bangladesh. Along with the violence and the horror of the early 70s prevalent in Bengal, the film brings in the story set during the formation of the new country. It is about two young boys who have suffered losses and are left with themselves and moved into Calcutta as refugees.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Film Review: Highway

Starring:  Randeep Hooda and Alia Bhatt
Directed by Imtiaz Ali
Produced by Sajid Nadiadwala & Imtiaz Ali
Written by Imtiaz Ali
Music by A. R. Rahman
Cinematography Anil Mehta
Editing by Aarti Bajaj

Imtiaz Ali has shown courage to do a film with an unusual story, as is his style, not common in Bollywood. This film is more of a travel story with many twists and turns.

The story opens with the preparations on for the marriage of Veera Tripathy (Alia Bhatt) who is a young girl from a very rich family. She is a happy-go-lucky character. Just before the marriage day, she slips out of her house at night with her to-be husband. She wants to travels the lonely roads like a free bird, enjoying the wind and the fresh air around. But she is kidnapped at a gas station on the outskirts of the city by a gang whose leader is Mahabir Bhati (Randeep Hooda), who were there to loot the gas station.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

To Post or Not To Post

To Post or Not To Post

To Post-OR-Not To Post

The title worried me for a moment when I wrote it. Did this create a sizzle in your mind too? Mind does so much work…all the time, when you are awake and even in sleep, sleep because of the Dreams that gush like a strong breeze and flees leaving back little or no memory of it.

Mind -- Tussi great ho!!! Ha, ha, ha, no jumps, no jerks for how can you do all this activity when the keyboard needs so much attention.

Talking about posts first reminds me of the Post Office. Post Office was the place where in my childhood many a times I’ve gone to buy Post Cards, Inland Letters (a folder with self-stamp to write on and then put it in the post Box…for those who know not about it…recent generation…a smile takes over for a moment), Envelopes, and then get fun in dropping the letters in the Post Box. There used to be Post boxes standing out in many neighbourhoods making easy for people to drop their letters in them. The Postman used to open the lock of the Post Box, empty the letters from there into his official bag and carry it back to the concerned Post Office. Now none of those red Post Boxes are visible in the busy towns but are some existing in villages.

Film Review: Jai Ho (2014)

Starring: Salman Khan, Tabu, Daisy Shah (introducing), Danny Denzongpa, Nadira Babbar
Directed by Sohail Khan
Produced by Sohail Khan Sunil Lulla
Written by A R Murugadoss
Screenplay by Dilip Shukla
Based on Story Stalin by A. R. Murugadoss
Music by Sajid-Wajid, Devi Sri Prasad, Amal Malik
Cinematography Santosh Thundiyil
Editing by Harsh Tiwari

Jai Ho is a Salman Khan starrer Bollywood Masala film and a remake of the blockbuster Telugu movie Stalin. The story revolves round the main character Jai Agnihotri, played by Salman Khan.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Mickey Virus: Movie Review

Starring: Manish Paul, Elli Avram, Manish Choudhary, Varun Badola, Puja Gupta, Nitish Pandey
Directed by Saurabh Varma
Produced by Arun Rangachari & Vivek Rangachari
Screenplay by  Saurabh Varma
Story by Gaurav Varma,  Saurabh Varma & Elvin Raja
Music by Hanif Shaikh
Cinematography Anshuman Mahaley
Editing by Archit D Rastogi 

Mickey Virus gives debutant Manish Paul for showing off his acting skills. Though Manish has hosted shows on television earlier, getting a chance to act in a film got to see how much he gave to his character.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

In the Thick and Thin of Life

In the Thick and Thin of Life

Life has so many shades of colour. Like the rainbow with the VIBGYOR that makes it, life too has many shades.

Life does not run in a straight line. Like a graph it has its ups and downs, the highs and lows, and without these diversions what would be the meaning of life at all.

A smooth sail can never be there. Life is like a sailing boat. The breeze can be soft, smooth and pleasant at times. There can be harsh breeze which can cause havoc and simply pull the boat away from the direction it is moving. Even at times the boatman can change direction. The boat can be made to stop at a particular place and then drift on. Even there can be a time when the boat can sink.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Women are 49 % -- That’s what the Advertisement Says

Women are 49 % -- That’s what the Advertisement Says

In all simplicity and truth and neatness the Tata Tea Gold advertisement says – Women are 49%, so don’t ignore them.

I like the way the words of the lady and how she makes her man make some tea for her. The main part is when the tea leaves open to spread the colour and taste. That’s the essence and she confides that she…one person can be ignored but not all. This speaks a lot how women folk cannot be ignored.

What does this advertisement really want to say? It is Election time calling –women are said to make up 49% of the voting population in this country – their votes count and mean a lot and they can’t be ignored.

In all reality, the ratio of the numbers of girl child at present in India is on the decline. The ratio has gone down and creating a concern.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Politics in India at its Low -- My Daily Write-up

Parliament of India

Politics in India at its Low...

Politics in India is in no way Shining, moreover, it is losing Sheen. The incidents that are taking place in the Parliament…The Temple of Political Activities…and also in the different Assembly’s in different States make an Indian hang his/her in shame.

How is the world looking at all this nonsense happening. If we Indians can feel the shame then the world must be mocking at us.

We are proud to say India is the largest democracy in the world. Actually does Democracy exist?

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

The Word B Pops out its head to say… -- My Daily Write-up

The Word B Pops out its head to say…

I can hear the noise -- Bang-bang!

Who’s that banging, I wonder.

“Aah Haah! It’s me” says B in a loud note.

“What do you want from me”?

“Give me a space here”.

“Space for you, but what will I write”.

“Write about me”.

O.K. leave me alone I say and throw away B from my sight as of ‘just now’. By just now I mean I intend to give a place to B today.