The Right Brush

Happy Disclaimer: The mention of face as canvas comes out of the thought process of my bridal makeup artist (around 3 years back), hence, ‘The Right Brush’ is not original.

How important is the right kind of brush for any kind of painting? Only the painter would know, the sleek one for eyes, the bigger one for a bigger canvas or sometimes none. How about taking your face as canvas, neither am I an artist nor a painter. Just trying to look from an artist’s eyes. How does she/he look at you? What goes on  in her mind when she looks at you/lays her eyes on you for the first time? It’s all about making every facial feature more talkative, more expressive. How she can give life to those surreal eyes, how can she pull every object out there to it’s admiration. How can she carve those cheeks into the most striking feature?

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Obsolete Simplicity

Obsolete Simplicity

It is magnanimous when we say we truly understand someone/thing. We perceive it and enjoy the state of awareness and the new knowledge. Focus of the universe is directed towards the result and not the factors – factors by which the wisdom is acquired. While all the brownie points go to the recipient, someone who had a bandwidth to grasp, adopt and assimilate in a desired manner, we never mention the one who made us understand it (the factor). While we always appreciate the report card, we forget to take a look at its writer. This writer can be anyone, not necessarily one with a degree. One who explains it in the best comprehensible manner. One who knows that the best way to make someone understand a thing, and that…….one needs to start from the very basic: Simple.

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The Shift

Brain feeds on your thoughts, it depends on you to select the menu. Whether it is the oily and greasy thoughts or the healthy ones. It chews and digests like an unassuming machine. In return it produces positive/negative energy due to a phenomenon what we call a “preconceived notion”. This is the reason why changes are not always/rarely welcome. Continue Reading

Transit – the real journey

Dates are sealed, tickets are booked and all the related aspects are well planned and covered. We have everything figured out and of we go with the  destination in our mind. But here I want to focus today on an often ignored part – The Transit. We all share the destinations we cover during our journeys but all we can actually recall are the moments.. these moments can be an awe inspiring natural beauty or a ride with someone special or just the gossip mongering of friends in that over night train journey. Continue Reading

Silence: Empty envelope or a bag of pure patience

Happy Disclaimer : This was a speech delivered in a public speaking competition during my graduation days. Though there are kiddish references and instances that may seem vague now, I did not change it. Because I feel few things like innocence need not be updated according to time.

“What if prior to this competition I have actually stolen my friend’s script, I come here, speak it out in an exquisite manner and get awarded for the same. And guess who is the first person to applaud for me.. the very same friend. Then, won’t my legs shake with the burden of that guilt in my heart and would I ever be able to look back in her eyes again. To be precise her silence would kill me. Continue Reading

Accidental ‘Self Discovery’

VogueRadar by Kakul Singh

Have we ever wondered what if Sachin Tendulkar never tried his hands at cricket or Amitabh Bachchan never thought that acting was his cup of tea or say Shakespeare had taken up cooking? Had not this discovery of their own happened, of this one part of themselves? Wonder then whether we would even know the names of the most illustrious personalities today or not, names that would be sung by generations to come. With the belief that there are as many as homo sapiens as the number of stars in the sky and the equivalent amount of talent. Further poking and pinching the thought, I stop to ponder, how many of us actually try/ fail to discover what is “it “ that we have. A very popular saying “The best of the talents are found in the graveyard, coz their lies the true untapped potential of human mind.” Continue Reading

Rewind to Classics – The ‘new’ Vintage

‘Time’ as a term can never be a stand alone expression. It has to have a tense associated with it. Those were the times, in today’s time, in times to come. It is also quite intriguing how when the same used in Hindi/ Urdu, stands untouched – ‘guzra hua waqt’ , ‘ane wala waqt’. Also, reminisces me of the saying that, no matter how expensive the watch, the time is going to remain the same. Yes, it’s true. But the moment you see/ touch a very old watch you feel rewinded for the moment. That is sheer quality of a vintage/ classic piece owing to the time it belongs to and a sentimental value attached to it. Continue Reading

Priyanka Chopra – the side flare in Bajirao Mastani

Happy Disclaimer: This is not a movie review and though this was written shortly after watching the movie, not a word has been edited. The movie has won perhaps all the awards yet did not feel even the slightest urge to change whatever little I served here about it.


When a match opens up with a six, expectations are set sky high and when a wicket goes down in first over, you feel cheated. So did happen with Bajirao Mastani where the opening scene was nothing short of a royal painting. Everything was exquisite, from the set to the costumes to the background score; everything is lavish and pleasing (typical Bhansali). Ranveer like a true master did it. But all the strokes ended right there, with a few saviors in the end to salvage. The chemistry between Bajirao and Mastani failed to creep in through at all. The movie gets lost at all levels. One does not even get to the chemistry, leave about appreciating it. Continue Reading