‘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
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
Office washroom – “The Saviour” dressing room
Delhi from a bird’s eye view looks like an octopus, it’s different arms being trapped in the clutches of population, pollution, traffic, politics, etc. And while we all may be ignorant of all these, any one of them can be a burning issue when a woman has to get dressed for a wedding and the venue is 30kms from office. She doesn’t want to spend those unnecessary bucks at parlour too. We metropolitan women, I guess are becoming too pragmatic.
Had one wedding to attend of similar format. Shortage of time and facilities, office space comes as the only rescue. Yes, I got dressed in my pretty decent office washroom. And I am not one bit upset about it. It saved me time, money and most important my energy. Continue Reading