Tuesday, June 29, 2010

200th post!!!

4 years is a pretty long time for anything.
And for blogging its really good time.
The journey till now had been an eventful one. This space was totally new to me and wondered why should I even write. Now it has become such an obsession that without writing, I feel that some part of mine is missing out somewhere.
Made new contacts through blogging. Know some people who actually take some time and read my blog.

Thank you all for the support!!! And I m hoping to write something good in the coming days.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

A Daughter and story

Off late I was occupied with some trainings at my office and meanwhile I came to know a story about a girl which moved me to the core. Its a love story and her days at in-laws place. 
The girl is pretty innocent and very much true in her heart. She married a guy from her college against the wishes of the society and parents. Life was good for just one month and she decided to get pregnant so that in-laws doesn't separate from her husband. Now she is just 25 with a 2 year old kid. She manages everything at home like taking care of the kid, cooking, cleaning and office as well. Yet everyday she has to bear the taunts of her MIL(mother-in-law).
She is not allowed to stay at her mom's place for longer time. Expected to reach home before 7 everyday whatever maybe the work load at office. Dropping kid at school everyday and manage to reach office early. On top of it, her husband's attitude totally shifting a 180 degrees angle after marriage. He giving more importance to his parents rather than her being a part of family kills her everyday. MIL keeps brain washing her son about marriage.
I saw her for 10 days with a tired look on her face every morning and packing from office before 5pm in the evening. Is that how we expect to look a wife cum mother cum working employee these days? Maintaining a balance between those roles requires lot of patience and effort. Somehow women tend to manage them very well. In turn they expect support from the family. Is it more?

I heard from many of my friends that men change after marriage. Is that really true or girls never understood guys before marriage? I feel one should know enough about a guy before marriage. Its really important to know about the family of a guy as well. Finding out the expectations and building a healthy relationship is also needed these days. In this fast moving world we don't do enough justice for the relationships in our vicinity. 

Every MIL was once a daughter and DIL(Daughter in law).If she doesn't understand, how can she expect DIL to understand and behave properly. There shouldn't be any differentiation between daughter and DIL. If that happens most of the time they lose their son. They end up living alone which is bad. I m not saying that its alright to leave parents and live alone. It happens because of the pressure and not being able to cope with the situation. Its equally important for a girl to treat in-laws like her parents and get along.

I felt very pity for the girl and other than giving some motivation I couldn't do anything for her. She gotta be strong and handle the situation at home making everyone understand that she is also a human and requires some attention.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Worth Noting

  • When making a decision of minor importance, I have always found it advantageous to consider all the pros and cons. In vital matters, however, such as the choice of a mate or a profession, the decision should come from the unconscious, from somewhere within ourselves. In the important decisions of personal life, we should be governed, I think, by the deep inner needs of our nature.
    — Sigmund Freud
  • An inexhaustible good nature is one of the most precious gifts of heaven, spreading itself like oil over the troubled sea of thought, and keeping the mind smooth and equable in the roughest weather.
    — Washington Irving
  • When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.
    — Helen Keller
  • Two roads diverged in a wood, and I -
    I took the one less traveled by
    And that has made all the difference.
    — Robert Frost, The Road Not Taken (1916)
  • Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
    — Leo Buscaglia
  • The hardest thing in life is to know which bridge to cross and which to burn.
    — David Russell
  • Sometimes you cannot believe what you see, you have to believe what you feel. And if you are ever going to have other people trust you, you must feel that you can trust them, too ––– even when you're in the dark. Even when you're falling.
    — Morrie Schwartz, TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE by Mitch Albom
  • If I accept you as you are, I will make you worse; however if I treat you as though you are what you are capable of becoming, I help you become that.
    — Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
  • There are seven sins in the world: Wealth without work, Pleasure without conscience, Knowledge without character, Commerce without morality, Science without humanity, Worship without sacrifice and politics without principle.
    — Mahatma Gandhi
  • I'd rather be a could-be if I cannot be an are; because a could-be is a maybe who is reaching for a star. I'd rather be a has-been than a might-have-been, by far; for a might have-been has never been, but a has was once an are.
    — Milton Berle
  • When you are courting a nice girl an hour seems like a second. When you sit on a red-hot cinder a second seems like an hour. That's relativity.
    — Albert Einstein
  • They say a person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world: someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for.
    — Tom Bodett 
  • I believe in everything until it's disproved. So I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons. It all exists, even if it's in your mind. Who's to say that dreams and nightmares aren't as real as the here and now?
    - John Lennon 
PS: These are few of my favorite quotes!! I thought its worth sharing with my fellow blog readers       

Friday, June 11, 2010

Weekend plansss

The just thought of staying in Bangalore for the weekend without going home town is making me elated.
Not able to say how much excited I'm being here and visiting my dearest fren Bindu.
And also visiting my carromboard gang from my ex-company.
"ek game ho jaaye bas... aur kucch nahin chahiye" 

In this process there would be shopping spree, eating spree and chatting spree.
I really wish rain god to stay away for 2 days and not even think of entering Bangalore.
If he really wants to come, I will allow him to come during night :D
Its selfish but I cant help cribbing about the traffic if it rains.
And mind you Bangalore has created history/records for worst traffic jams.

I wish  you all a great weekend and I will come up with garden city stories if there is something interesting.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

tring tringggg!!!

Romil's mobile is ringing while he is busy working with an issue. He ignored the calls couple of times until this time when he planned to shout at the caller. After answering he could hear his wife laughing with some person. He immediately called his wife and her first word was "it works". And reminded him to come early for their sons school function.

PS: This is my first attempt for the 55 word fiction. Donno how much fiction is introduced in my story :D

Saturday, June 05, 2010

Nothing But The Truth

One of my hostel friend gave me a copy of movies which she had. One of them is "Nothing But The Truth". Before watching I looked into IMDB about the rating and reviews. Its not that bad and just wanted to give a try. And lemme tell you it was worth watching.
The movie is about a journalist who exposes the possible attack on a country by finding the truth from a CIA. She is unwilling to reveal the source as it would expose that person and his/her life would be made miserable. How far can one go to protect the source's confidentiality is the movie all about.
I must say Kate Beckinsale has done enough justice to the role she has played. I have seen couple of her movies like Serendipity,Pearl Harbor and Vacancy. She is equally good in all of them with different roles.
I would give 7 stars out of 10. Watch this movie over the weekend. Either download/rent DVD.
Enjoy your weekend!!!

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Movies review

Movie name: It happened one night

Review: Its a very very old movie. Some 1934 movie and watching it in B&W was amazing. It was the biggest hit of those times and all time favorite romantic movie. Most of the bollywood movies are adapted from that movie. The movie is about a rich pampered girl who runs away from her father. She meets a stranger on the way and they have some adventures before falling in love :)
Sometimes we should go back to the good olden day movies and enjoy the simplicity presented in them.
I would give 8 stars out of 10 for this one. Download/Rent/Borrow and watch this movie for sheer enjoyment!!!

Movie name: Moonstruck
Review: This is one of the good comedy movies ever made. I loved Cher in this movie. It also castes Nicolas Cage at a very young age. One never knows how and when we fall in love. It happens in an instant and after realizing there is no looking back. Either love or lose. Thats what all this movie is about. Instead of me telling the whole story background, its good to watch it.
I would give 7 stars out of 10 for this movie.