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Movie Aur TV

Hello!

Heard of Aditya Narayan’s debut in Shaapit? Ya ya, the same lad who became famous for his song “Chhota bachha jaan ke…” in Masoom and his role in Jab Pyar Kisise Hota Hai starring Salman, Twinkle, Johny Lever. Shaapit “introduces” the handsome youth with boyish looks as the lead hero in a horror movie. Now let’s give Adi the credit for emoting well, his face speaks a thousand words. Unfortunately his acting kills it all. Bad is an understatement. He’s managed to make the most sentimental of scenes funny by moving in a conscious, awkward way and delivering dialogues in what is called a “ham” style.I don’t entirely blame him though, for this disaster. Shweta Agarwal, also a first-timer, although cute, shares Aditya’s inability to act. But the one who deserves all those rotten eggs and tomatoes is the dialogue and script writer. WHAT were these guys thinking, for Lord’s sake?!! It’s a shame that after Raaz and 1920, Vikram Bhatt has this debacle to his name. The flashback is quite …

Did I Marry the Right Person?

Got this mail a long time ago, and thought I'd share it with you. The wedding season is here, and with all those arranged and love marriages happening, this is a good time to put this out in the open.

(Also, this comes at just the right time, as we've been talking about relationships in the last couple of posts...)

Those who are single may learn something from here for future reference. And those that are engaged or married, this holds the key to making your relationship more effective and satisfying...

Q : How do I know if I married the right person?

Here's the answer...

EVERY relationship has a cycle.
In the beginning, you fell in love with your spouse/partner. You anticipated their call, wanted their touch, and liked their idiosyncrasies (unconventional behavior/habit).

Falling in love wasn't hard. In fact, it was a completely natural and spontaneous experience. You didn't have to DO anything. That's why it's called 'falling' in love... Because it's…

Water Baby is Back!

Namaskar!What’s rocking mates?Lest I forget, leme inform you right at the outset that you are requested to turn off all the lights and switches for an hour on March 27 between 8.30 pm and 9.30 pm. Abhishek Bachchan entreats us all to do our bit for the WWF Earth Hour 2010 campaign. I’ve put a reminder on my cell, and it would be nice on your part to join in this save-our-environment crusade.I know some of you might have issues with it being a Saturday night and your favorite movie/show/IPL cricket (Kings XI Punjab vs KKR at Mohali) would be aired. But c’mon ya, what’s one match compared to the longevity of humankind? My service to the cause (partly) done, I can now move on to other topics. Duty first. Fun next.But hey, there’s another duty that I need to fulfill. And that is to say a big THANK YOU to all you readers and followers. The latter size has now increased to 35 and it makes me tremendously happy to see some known names/faces and others who are unfamiliar yet kind enough to jo…

And the reason is You...

She liked him. He liked her. Was it love? A burnt child dreads the fire. Both of them did not want to know.They looked lovely together. Neither knew what would happen later, but they were content with being with each other for the present. The haze which loomed in the future did not eclipse their laughs and chemistry. Life was good.Some relations only give joy, and others only sorrow. She had had a lot of the latter, and it was only fair on destiny’s part to give her this gift of a delightful, beautiful relationship that promised joys, gratification and security.They sat huddled next to each other on the sofa. A few common friends occupied the chairs in front of them. She wrapped his arm around her waist. He looked at her and smiled. The tenderness in his eyes made her forget that she had ever been lonely.He stroked her hair, he held her close. He could not bear her moving away from him to greet another friend. He felt so nice with her, so complete, so much at peace.Onlookers glanced …

That Ruckus Called Relationships

What makes people fall in love with the very folks they should stay away from? Is it some peculiar attraction? Is it a tendency? Or plain foolishness?She’d heard about patterns before. That psychological thing unique about every personality, about how some individuals tend to do or choose some things over the others out of sheer habit. She had not realized she was possibly falling under the same category. Maybe she wasn’t. She just thought too much and read between the lines too often. Sometimes needlessly.But then, what had happened this time? Hadn’t it occurred before? Her meeting someone who seemed so perfect, not objectively, but for her. All she wanted was a lot of affection, care and attention, and she in return, single-handedly took charge of all the troubles and ambitions that the other had. No matter that the guy did not have a bike, had hardly any money or social life. If her requisites were met, she made sure that life for the both of them was rosy and rocking.It started of…

Hey Ya!

Hi folks.Hows life ya? I’m doing pretty well myself, thank you. Of course, there are the usual ups and downs, but then when is anything perfect anyway?At work, I’ve not much to complain - I’m taking communication training for a batch of 6-7 perky students and spending the rest of the time doing some recruiting and socializing (no tomfoolery… obviously). The rest of the time, I’m either playing with chhota baby at home or doing masti with friends. And intermittently, I find time to fret about the absence of a response over my MBA applications and the lack of direction and progress in my life. I mean c’mon! Either I get to know that I’m going to the US for my further education, and I continue working even as I arrange for the loan and other things. Or I am told that I’m not going and I increase my access to better jobs and matrimonial columns. As wonderful and relaxed my life is now, I still want to move ahead in life…That’s how matters stand at the moment. My reading of the Moonstone i…

Happy Women's Day!

I know some of you think that male-bashing is my favorite subject and pastime. But trust me, I love both genders for their peculiarities and specialities. In fact, I’d say that I like women as they are connected to their and others’ emotions, and I like men because they are fun company. (Want to expand your vocabulary? A man-hater is a misandrist and a woman-hater is a misogynist.)Know what? Just like men want to fool around with a sexy siren and marry a virgin, girls want to date boys and finally wed a gentleman. Fair enough, eh? Anyways, let me wish all you female readers a VERY HAPPY WOMEN’S DAY. (I know ladies say they don’t think just ONE day needs to be celebrated, but they love the pampering nevertheless, so let the passion flow!)And the men who are reading this, move your butt and start wishing the feminine folk around you. (They’ll hate you less, though they might poke fun at your sentimental side. So they laugh at your expense and start liking you; not that bad a deal, right…

You're my Honey Bun, Omi!

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Never told you about my family history, did I?I’m talking about “family” in the nuclear sense, because I have neither the time and energy, nor the data and enthusiasm to write about all the people and details that came before that.So… My family used to consist of 4 people in till 2007. My parents got married in 1979 and had a handsome, naughty boy in 1980 followed by an intelligent, sensible, caring, smart, adorable girl (guess who?) in 1985. (So now you know my age, happy?!! Maybe not! ROFL)My bro wed a sweet, nice girl in 2007 and thereafter, I had to correct myself each time I uttered “Aap teeno” or “Hum chaaro”… Sudhir, Madhu (originally Madhulika), Anand, Shruti, Anuja… The Famous Five. That was till Feb 9, 2010. Starting Feb 10, 2010, the Rathi family comprises 6 individuals – 3 men and 3 women. God’s sense of fairness and equivalence!Yessss… My family was gifted a baby boy by the Lord. A bundle of joy that came into my family and multiplied our hope and happiness a thousand-fol…

My Name is Anuja, and I'm NOT Calling Karthik

Happy Holi, world-mates and countrymen!
(Ain't one of my favorite festivals, but a lot of people I know are crazy about Holi. Enjoy, then! To each his own.)
I know I owe you the review of My Name Is Khan, and I'm going to give it to you though late. I saw it last week, but did not get the time to write my analysis given that I had to fill you in with my trip details and other assessments. Here you go, now... Would you be surprised if I told you I LOVED this movie? Guess not. You are aware how much I adore and admire Shahrukh Khan, so I was bound to like the film under any condition. Add to it my indignation at MNS and their stupid reaction over SRK’s support to Paki cricketers. I mean why the hell do we talk about India being a democracy, everyone having freedom of speech and desiring to build peaceful relations with neighbors and world-mates when we can’t even allow one of our biggest icons to spread cheer and unity? And then such an ideal celebrity is punished by having his mov…