Monthly Archives: April 2012

Tuesday Quotes 01

Tension is who you think you should be.

Relaxation is who you are.

– Chinese Proverb


Posted by on April 24, 2012 in Quotes


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Review – Vicky Donor

This movie belongs to a rare breed of Indian films which is spunky ,warm, funny and downright entertaining.Its major plus point is that though it deals with the forbidden issue of sperm donation it doesn’t have any verbal or visual vulgarity.I could have watched the movie with my parents and not cringed.

The movie is about Vicky Arora ( Ayushmann  Khurana) , a 25 year old Delhi boy who wants to get a job but doesn’t find time to look for it as most of his day goes in shopping in the malls and partying with his friends.He lives with his mother Dolly and grandmother Bijji.He is persuaded by Dr Baldev Chadda ( Anu Kapoor) , who runs an infertility clinic to become a sperm donor.After resisting for a long time he reluctantly agrees to it for ‘pocket money’. His potent attribute earns him a lot of money.But then things take a drastic change when the love of his life Aashima ( Yaami Gautam ) finds out about his actual business.

Ayushmann as Vicky Arora is adorable.( I found his dimples sooooo cute!!!) One can’t help falling for him.He glides through the performance.While watching the movie we forget he is Ayushmann the VJ on MTV and think of him as Vicky Arora a charming Punjabi boy.I also loved the character of Bijji , a modern day grand mother who shares drinks with her daughter in law and aspires for a 42 inch LED TV and a 16 GB IPhone…Dolly is a hyperactive Punjabi Mom who had an endearing personality though she continuously nags her son.She is such a pleasant change from the stereo type Punjabi moms shown in Hindi movies.Yamami Gupta as Aashima is charming and looks ravishing.She has a graceful presence. The role of Dr Chadda ,a desperate doctor is tailor made for Anu Kapoor. His  hilarious dialogues fetch most of the laughs.A special mention to the actor who played the role of Aashima’s father.He was brilliant in his role.

There is nothing over the top about this movie. No grand sets ,no foreign locations , no big actors. It’s a nicely made movie with well written script and every single actor just sparkles in his or her individual role.The music is peppy and fun.Love the song ‘Pani Da’.

This movie came as a surprise package which both charmed and entertained me for two hours.


Posted by on April 23, 2012 in Reviews


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My Day Off

The last week and half has been extremely stress full as I had ranted about in my earlier post.Yesterday after office I decided enough is enough. I need time for myself.Time to relax ,enjoy and indulge.Coming home, I announced to my husband from now on I am on a mini break for one and half day.I am not going to do any of the usual household chores and do things my way only.He saw my face and realised I meant business and if he argued it would have resulted into a long bitter fight so he agreed.(Only after I promised to take his share of chores for two days after my mini break was over) And right then and there my break started.Yippeee

So right after dinner I went out for a long walk ,not worrying about dishes to be done(Haven’t been able to do that for the longest time). The whole day I am sitting in this cramped up office with artificial light and ventilation( I am thankful for the Ac in hot Mumbai summer) that I don’t get any fresh natural air at all. And being from a small town where you can still see stars in the sky at night unlike Mumbai ,I actually crave for such small pleasures.I went to the Jogger’s park nearby and walked on the circular track over and over again with so many unknown people.It’s like you are with a bunch of people ( so you are not alone) b ut still have your own space ( as you have no  obligation to listen or talk or generally make a conversation).I find this kind of walks a perfect time to sort your own mental issues.I actually find walks thereupatic.So after a nice hour long walk,I returned home physically exhausted but at peace.

When I woke up in the morning today (the usual time as my body did’nt know it was on break) I felt fresh,alive and excited; something that was not happening for a very long time.I called up my boss and told him I am taking a day off because I am sick.( Sick of him and the work I didn’t add) and suddenly I was free.Free for a day.Excitement.Loads of it.There were so many things I wanted to do. I didn’t know where to start.I got up to get pen and paper to make a list of things I wanted to do but then stopped midway as realised I don’t want to be all organised and disciplined (at least today) .I want to be impulsive and fun.

I started my fun day by going back to sleep with no alarms set to wake me up again.But then I guess my body is not used to such kind of indulgence and I woke up only an hour after I had gone off to sleep.Sheesh!!!!So sleeping during the day was crossed of my mental to do list(Yes!!!I made a mental list.Could’nt help it).Got up and read the newspaper leisurely for more than an hour.Lots of newspapers  actually.(Usually I hurriedly go through the newspaper’s headlines while having my morning cup of tea and that’s the only dose of daily news I get.)Suddenly I felt all good and knowledgable as crazy as that sounds

Hmmm still more than half a day left of fun time.I couldn’t get out of the house as I live pretty close to my work place and I dreaded the possibility of meeting someone from work when I had actually called in sick.So I had to enjoy my day at home only.Not so disappointing actually as it is extremely hot outside

So after a nice long bath,I settled in front of the Tv and watched two movies back to back munching on snacks the whole time.I  watched Adam Sandler’s ‘Anger Management’ and the horror flick ‘1408’.Anger Management was a typical Adam Sandler movie.Something that makes you laugh while you watch it but then forget about it very soon.Its not the kind of movie that makes you think or moves you in any way.Its a fun movie.Exactly what I needed.’1408′  was a scary movie that didn’t scare me at all.Maybe because I was watching it on a bright sunny afternoon with traffic noise for background.I continued watching it till the end only because I wanted to find out if the guy dies in the end or not.

The rest of my day (till now) was spent chatting with old friends,painting my nails bright and orange (that makes me happy),organizing some old photographs,playing computer games,re arranging my wardrobe etc.

Overall the day is well spent and I feel all relaxed,un-winded and fresh. And now I am waiting to welcome my Husband ,when he comes back from work with a big  bright smile on my face.


Posted by on April 18, 2012 in Random Thoughts


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My Rants

Feeling low.No nothing is wrong but everything seems to be.Work has even extremely stress full ,the whole last week for both me and the husband.With the increment time hopefully around the corner the boss makes us work our butts off.Extra work results in  longer working hours for both at the same time.That means both of us reach home bone tired and with enough irritation to make the tiniest arguments blow up into potentially explosive situations.Household chores which used to shared and looked at as ways of spending time together were pushed off as the other person’s responsibility. Ughhhhh!!

To add up to all this irritation is the IPL.Ok you must have guessed right now that I do not like cricket. I can tolerate it up to a certain level but now in my already pissed off mood ,my husband being glued to it while leaving me to do all the household chores doesn’t help.Watching the IPL quietly is his way of unwinding after a long and hard day at work but it surely works up my irritation up to the danger levels.I really can’t understand why our country has to play so much cricket?Don’t the cricketers need to relax ? Don’t the viewers get tired of watching?Apparently not because some people like my husband and dad can watch cricket 24/7 and still enjoy it.So we have this fights over the remote because I want to watch anything except cricket and for him it’s nothing but cricket.But sometime in the last few days I have given up my fight for the remote and now have some peace.

I realised I had wasted my energy fighting over the stupidest thing.The IPL keeps him so busy and in a happy mood that I can do my own thing without any interference at all.So now I chat up with old buddies.Share gossip with my girlfriends.Read a book peacefully without having to get up now and then to fetch something for the husband (Finally and thankfully).So with this new and happy realisation I have found out my own ways to unwind without biting off my husband’s head.


Posted by on April 18, 2012 in Random Thoughts


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Difference Between Love and Like

In front of the person you love
Your heart beats faster
But in front of the person you like
You get happy

In front of the person you love
Winter seems like spring
But in front of the person you like
Winter is just beautiful winter

If you look in the eyes of the one you love
You blush
But if you look in the eyes of the one you like
You smile

In front of the person you love
You can’t say everything on your mind
But in front of the person you like
You can

In front of the person you love
You tend to get shy
But in front of the person you like
You can show your own self

You can’t look straight into the eyes of the one you love
But you can always smile into the eyes of the one you like

When the one you love is crying
You cry with them
But when the one you like is crying
You end up comforting

The feeling of love starts from eye
The feeling of like starts from ear
So if you stop liking a person you used to like
All you need to do is cover your ears
But if you try to close your eyes
Love turns into a drop of tear and remains in your heart forever.

– Author Unknown


Posted by on April 10, 2012 in Inspirational Stuff, Poems I Like


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Different Everyday

Everyday is new.Everyday I discover something new about me or the people around me.I have a fixed routine.I do almost the same things everyday ; but there is so much difference between yesterday,today and tomorrow.

Some discoveries amaze me like just yesterday I found out that my hair can amazingly pretty if brushed in a certain way ( I am a girl whose most days are bad hair days).Some time finding something about yourself is quite disappointing like the other day I realised that I do get scared when a stray dog growls at me( I used to believe that dogs no matter how big or small do not scare me)..but overall its fun discovering things.Its like you are on the journey that you do frequently but an unexpected surprise might come up on the next turn

I observe people around me.Sometimes I spend hours with them for days in a row and yet something they say or do comes up as a surprise.A girl who seemed to be afraid of everything stands up to an unreasonable boss with courage when nobody in the team dares.A boy who makes jokes and is the office clown can have a really sad story back at home.A really annoying boss can turn out to be a real softie when it comes to some things.
I started thinking about all this when the cleaning maid who comes to our office told me about herself.I have known her for about a year now. I usually reach office earlier than rest of my colleagues so it’s mostly her and me in the office at the start of the work day.And being the talkative person I am,I chat with her almost everyday.
One day I asked her if her parents were looking for a husband for her. She looked at me and said that she was married off at the age of fifteen to a man who was about 20 years elder to her in her village back at U.P.She didn’t know it was illegal or wrong at that time.The husband abused her and made her life miserable.Parents washed off their hands.So she stayed with him for two or three years then one day she read somewhere that getting married before 18 was a crime and that her husband could be lawfully punished for that.So she lodged a complaint.Fought a case against her husband and her parents; won it and then ran away to Mumbai to escape the wrath of her villagers.She now works as a maid to support herself. She hasn’t given up on love yet and hopes to find the right guy who would treat her like a queen.

I  had no words.Here was a girl I thought I knew and she had such a amazing story which I had no clue about.It came as a surprise.A nice one and I felt proud to know of such a brave girl and her optimistic approach towards life touched me.

That’s when I thought nothing is as it seems.No tomorrow can be predicted accurately .We can just plan,hope,wish or pray for things but then there is a higher power in action who makes everyday different for every person so that he/she can learn ,grow and live to be a better person.


Posted by on April 7, 2012 in Random Thoughts


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Marriage Quotes

Marriage for me till now has been like an roller coasters ride.There have been ups and downs ,screams and shouts but I am really glad that I got on.I thought it would be fun to share with you some really funny,interesting & introspective quotes on marriage

  • Marriage is the most expensive way of discovering your faults.
  • A successful marriage requires falling in love many times,always with the same person
  • Keep your eyes wide open before marriage and half shut afterwards.
  • Marriage has many pains ; but celibacy has no pleasures.
  • What counts in making a happy marriage is not so much how compatible you are, but how you deal with incompatibility.
  • A man doesn’t know what happiness is until he’s married. By then it’s too late.
  • When a man marries a woman, they become one–the trouble starts when they try to decide which one.
  • Love: A temporary insanity curable by marriage.
  • A great marriage is not when the ‘perfect couple’ comes together. It is when an imperfect couple learns to enjoy their differences.
  • A good marriage would be between a blind wife and a deaf husband.
  • All men make mistakes, but married men find out about them sooner.
  • Marriage is nature’s way of keeping us from fighting with strangers.
  • Marriage is not about age; it’s about finding the right person.
  • Marriage is the alliance of two people, one of whom never remembers birthdays and the other who never forgets them.
  • Men who have a pierced ear are better prepared for marriage – they’ve experienced pain and bought jewelry.
  • Where there’s marriage without love, there will be love without marriage.
  • When a man opens a car door for his wife, it’s either a new car or a new wife.
  • Success in marriage does not come merely through finding the right mate, but through being the right mate.  
  • It takes a loose rein to keep a marriage tight.  
  • Marriage is a lottery in which men stake their liberty and women their happiness.  
  • Marriage is nature’s way of ensuring that a woman picks up some mothering experience before she has her first child.
  • Marriage is a bribe to make the housekeeper think she’s a householder
  • Men have a much better time of it than women.  For one thing, they marry later; for another thing, they die earlier
  • Sexiness wears thin after a while and beauty fades, but to be married to a man who makes you laugh every day, ah, now that’s a real treat.
  • No man is truly married until he understands every word his wife is NOT saying.
  • Love is an ideal thing, marriage a real thing.
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Posted by on April 7, 2012 in Lists, Quotes


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