What is it?

I used to wonder at times as to how robotic our lives have become. One gets up in the morning knowing that at such a such time, one needs to be in office, knowing that at such a such time one needs to have one’s lunch, knowing that at such a such time one would go back home, knowing that while going home one would be caught up in the ever increasing traffic on the streets, knowing that after coming back home one would be tired enough not to venture out for familial entertainment and if the better half happens to be working then there wouldn’t be any discussion about the same, knowing that one would watch Big Boss starting from today before hitting the bed the very night.

And on the weekends, one would get up late as one wishes to get over the tiredness one accrues during the week, do the weekend chores of getting the groceries etc and end up watching a movie or spending one’s time in a mall finding means to spend the hard earned money and to get rid of so called boredom in ones’ lives.

For most of us the life would look something like what I have tried to describe above. Have you ever given it a thought as to what is it that’s making us do the same? What is it that guides our day-to-day lives? What is it that is not giving us time to ponder over what kind of life we would ideally want to lead? What is it that is stopping you from pursuing what you like doing? What is it that is proving to be a hindrance when it comes to you venturing out for hobbies which you like the most? What is it that is making you think what if?

Have you ever realized how little a time we have in this world? Have you ever been able to figure out what is that one thing which you would want to accomplish in your life? What is that one thing that gives you more happiness and satisfaction than any other thing in this World? And if you have been able to figure out the same, then why is it that you are not doing that? Why is it that most of us are not able to find the courage to drop out of the rat race and do the abnormal? Why is that most of us end up following the tide and continue to do so till we attain an age where it is no more feasible to do that one thing?images

The destiny lies in your hand. The choice is yours. The answer lies with none other than you. No pundit, no sadhu baba, no jyotishi can help you find your answers but you yourself.

So, are you ready to take up the challenge and figure out that one thing which you would want to do all your life? Do you have the guts to swim against the tide? Do you have it in you to do the abnormal without worrying about the consequences?

As far as success is concerned, the very definition lies with you. It is you who defines what success means to you. It is you who, when you retire, would reminisce and put a stamp of sorts on the life you did live. It is you who can decide whether you want to make your life a success or repent, say 30-40 years down the line, saying, “kaash, main ye kar leta or leti”. 

If you are reading this today, then think about it my dear friend, because zindagi na milegi dobara and kal ho na ho. 

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Watch ZNMD becoz this movie will not come Dobara

What a treat indeed! How beautifully the meaning of life has been explored in this movie, one can only realise once he/she has watched it. Adorable performances from all the characters with Farhan Akhtar stealing the limelight in my opinion, coupled with commendable performances from Hrithik Roshan and Abhay Deol

The punchlines are super and for a change Katrina Kaif, apart from her beauty has seemed to blend perfectly with the role that she has been offered, doing full justice to the same.

The idea is simple and unique but the way it has been brought on screen is extraordinary. Zoya Akhtar and the rest seems to have understood what a youngster would want to see in a movie. She takes one through on a dream journey of 21 days which every bachelor would love to have gone through. For those who have been to Europe or Spain will get an opportunity to recall their experiences when they were there and would be able to relate well with the movie.

All in all, a must watch movie not only because of the caste and crew but also because it teaches you something about life.

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Transformers 3: Will Indian movies ever be able to have special effects same as this?

I am currently headed home after watching Transformers 3 with 3D glasses and trust me it was a “nice” experience. In fact nice is an underrated word to describe what I have just experienced.

We have all grown up watching mostly Indian movies. It is not that we have not loved the likes of DDLJ, 3 Idiots etc. but whenever we see a sci-fi movie we can’t help but remember the likes of Avtaar and even Harry Potter.

The closest we came to a Matrix was with movies like Robot and Krishh that too with the help of talent that had been imported from Hollywood. The immediate question that comes to our minds is whether we would ever be able to match the sci-fi produced in Hollywood.

Source for Image: http://www.realbollywood.com/2010/02/transformers-revenge-fallen-nominated-worst-film-razzies.html

Does the Success of “Delhi Belly” reflect on the ever evolving Indian Culture?

Recently, I saw the movie. If I am not wrong and if I am able to understand the pysche of all the IITians, and in fact all college going people, we all simply loved the movie, and that is the reason why it was able to make Rs. 26 crore in just 3 days of its release.

Each one of us has used such language at some point of time in our lives, mostly in college, during the so called interaction with our seniors or which some people might prefer to call as ragging.

Never had such gross reality been portrayed on screen. On one hand, if we go by what Aamir Khan has to say about the movie is that he was just bringing the reality on the celluloid. On the other hand we have our Activist wing which is questioning the loss of morality and decency caused by such vulgour act of portraying.

The question that stares us in our faces is whether India should evolve with time (if I can at all take the liberty of calling it an evolution) or should India preserve its dark truth (the activist prefer to term it in this manner) in some place, never to be seen and never to be openly accepted by our society?