Friday 24 July 2015

Its the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.
-Paulo Coelho (Alchemist)

Monday 20 July 2015


एक बार एक साधु नदी किनारे जल ग्रहण कर रहा था| तभी उसने देखा के एक बिच्छु पानी में बह रहा है| साधु ने उसको बचाने कि अभिलाषा से अपने हाथों से उसे उठाने का प्रयत्न किया| ऐसा करने पर उस बिच्छु ने उसे काँट लिया| साधु ने उसे फिर से बचाने का प्रयत्न किया, किंतु पुन: बिच्छु ने उसे काँट लिया| यह क्रम सात बार चला| अंत में साधु उसे पानी से निकालने में सफल हुआ|

इस घटना को एक राहगीर देख रहा था| उसने साधु से उत्सुक्तावश प्रश्न किया- "जब बिच्छु आपको बार-बार काँट रहा था तो आपने उसे क्यूँ बचाया| " साधु ने मुस्कुराते हुए उत्तर दिया - "काँटना बिच्छु की प्रवृत्ति है और बचाना मेरी| यदि वह अपनी प्रवृत्ति नहीं त्याग सकता तो मैं अपनी प्रवृत्ति कैसे त्याग सकता हूँ|"

इस कथा से यह शिक्षण मिलता है की चाहे हमारे साथ कोई कैसा भी व्यवहार करे, हमे अपनी अच्छाई और सहजता नहीं छोड़ना चाहिए|

(This is the recollection of a story that I heard sometime back)

Saturday 18 July 2015

Movie Combo - Jurassic World, Baahubali, Bajrangi Bhaijaan

3 weekends.... 3 movies to die for....

Jurrasic World

For this chapter of the Jurassic series they wondered what to do, what to do. How about creating a whole new, super-scary species of dinosaur, containing DNA strands of dozens of creatures? When they hand you the 3-D glasses, check your brain at the door and pick it back on your way out.

Every moment takes your breath away and compels you to hold the seat tighter, as if you are the next munching for those grand artificially born dinosaurs (I'm unable to spell the clumsy names of the species), who they shall help themselves with! There's a lot of chasing and numerous last minute escapes from the treacherous dinosaurs by the lead actors on the screen. Amusingly, just one set of attires was worn by the cast throughout the plot!
Run faster...


The next in queue was the Telugu blockbuster, dubbed in Hindi for the rest of us. Keep aside the laws of physics, and soak yourself into the exemplary scenic creations of the magnificent Maahishmati kingdom, which existed supposedly ages back. 

With average dialogues and predictable historical fiction story- a clan struggling to crown their subsequent heir, and a lost son brought up by another mother who gives a powerful but ignorant come-back to rescue the kingdom and his mother of the prevailing evil, every glimpse of this costliest motion picture of the Indian history forces you to plunge not into "What next?", but "How next?". They have executed it so well, with the excellent actors of the century and the majestic shooting setups.
Jai Maahishmati

Bajrangi Bhaijaan.

Fans of Salman Khan had been awaiting this one since long. This is one of the best movies of Salman. I wonder, as and as he's getting older, he's been working hard and acting better than ever. It's always harmless to watch Salman Khan's movie- even if it is not good, you'll gain some of the hundreds of bucks out of the huge investment made to the ticket. Moreover, his are always clean and family-kinda movies! 

The story is one liner- "A noble devotee of Lord Hanuman is set to put his life at stake to help a mute Pakistani child get back to her home." For sure, none of the viewers was left with a dry eye and at the same time chuckles from time to time, by the end of film. And of course, the little girl succeeded in stealing hearts.
Jai Shree Ram

Well, indeed the three are poles apart in every aspect. But each of them deserve their share of Taaliyan aur Seetiyaan!

Friday 17 July 2015

If you expect the worst, the worst will happen. If you let things bother you, they will. But if you smile, you’ll feel better.  

Sunday 12 July 2015

कैमरा में खूबसूरत तस्वीरें कैद करने की ख़्वाहिश में हम उस पल की असल ख़ूबसूरती को आँखों और ज़हन में कैद करना भूल जाते हैं |

Tuesday 7 July 2015

Who are you?

I often see people alluding during social gatherings- 'What do you do?' Is it what we do for our living that defines and explains us. For some reason, we categorize and rank people by what they do, rather than what they are!

Your entire life journey including your upbringing, challenges, your hard learned lessons, your experiences, achievements and gifts, are all a series of footprints that have brought you to this very moment in time as you read these words.

Every single person we come across daily has a life story- a story which is unique but true. Your best friend has a story, your boss has his story, your maid has her own story, the hawker on the street has his story, the old lady in the garden has a story, the girl wiping her tears in the bus has her story, the young boy playing on the street has a story of his own. In that way there are 7 Billion Stories in the World.

People come in your life for a reason, some for short time and some for ever. Their stories and yours get inter woven when we come across. When you gleam into their lives, you will find a story like none another. Connecting to these can help us build amazing bonds called human relations!

I'd love to genuinely ask you these questions when we stumble upon-
  1. Who are you?
  2. What is your story?
  3. What is it that makes you smile?
  4. What do you dream of?
  5. And if you do not mind answering this one: who are you when no one's watching?