Thursday, March 13, 2014

Music Albums-Missing those days

Its been a decade !
I am not studying in high school anymore and I donot have any impending examinations to appear.
Nor do I have to sneek to the room where television is kept to switch on Chitrahar or any other program where songs from music albums would be playing.

Year Y2K or 2000 was the era of Music Album.
Beautiful,mesmerizing young people in love and melodious songs in the background.
Those 5 minute video contained a story and not to forget awesome songs.

My favorite still remains the Rajshri Album and that lead pair priya jhangiyani and Abbas..Chhui mui si tum...Nostalgic thats how I feel when I listen to that song..
First crush,school corridor and sleepless nights..

Indeed a beautiful album it was,wherein the boy meets a girl and later happy ending is shown.Typical of Rajshri Productions.For those who are not familiar with Rajshri productions they are pioneer in creating larger than real movies,family sagas like Hum Apke Hain Kaun and others!

There were so many other singers like Sonu Nigam,Alish Chenoy,Falguni Pathak,Bally Sagoo and how can I forget Remo..also the likes of Colonial Cousins

O meri Munni...splendid isnt it!

I am a dancer and I could never resisit a good folk piece..I fondly remember dancing to the folk songs as in music albums of the legendary Subha Mudgal and Sunita Rao,Usha uthup...

India is rich when it comes to its culture.So lots of singers encashed it and brought to us rich platter of music...

There is one important song which I am sure when or if at all I meet the man of my dream I would dedicate it for him ;) ( Mukhda Piya ka)

There are several memorable songs from that era..If I donot mention Adnan Sami and Lucky Ali then it would be grave injustice...

That was an ear of aspiring singers to showcase their talent and where like west even Indian market was accepting and we as an audience enjoyed...

And the last but not the least..I want to share link of my favorite song ( Krishna)

You are the only one!

Starry night,cool breeze and an old hindi song...Dreaming of you... :)


Tu tu hai Wahi :)

Tu Tu Hai Vohi Dil Ne Jisse Apna Kaha
Tu Hai Jahan Main Hoon Vahan
Ab To Yeh Jeena Tere Bin Hai Saza
O Mil Jaaye Is Tarah, Do Lehre Jis Tarah - 
Phir Ho Na Judaa, Haan Yeh Vaada Raha

Main Aawaaz Hoon To Tu Hai Geet Mera - 
Jahan Se Niraala Manmeet Mera
Mil Jaaye Is Tarah, Do Lehre Jis Tarah
O Mil Jaaye Is Tarah, Do Lehre Jis Tarah
Phir Ho Na Judaa, Haan Yeh Vaada Raha
Tu Tu Hai Vohi Dil Ne Jisse Apna Kaha
Tu Hai Jahan Main Hoon Vahan
Ab To Yeh Jeena Tere Bin Hai Saza

( Lyrics )
Movie : 

Yeh Vada Raha

 Music Director : 


 Music Company :
 Singer(s) :

Kishore Kumar,Asha Bhosle

 Lyricists :

Gulshan Bawra

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Letters to Juliet

I am no expert in love.Infact I kind of feel sad for myself.I have recently completed my twenty eight years and when I look back I donot even remotely remember falling in love ,I mean an eternal kind of love.The love which is potrayed in this movie Letters to Juliet,what a beautiful movie..
Claire and Lorenzo meeting each other after 50 years in a beautiful town of Siena..
The story is set in Verona,Northern Italy .Verona,wish I could visit this city on my honeymoon( if at all I ever get married )
Now what made this movie so special was its simplicity.
Love is pure,unconditional and true indeed.It doesnt matter whether we are too late,in love we are never late.Also what and if..."What if "!

I agree we should never have a life full of regrets,I mean what could be worse than thinking what if we had said this or done this...Naah...!

We are born once and each moment is the moment to live..I am a die
hard romantic and watching this movie I also realised that why I am single still,Its because I have not met my Romeo yet...

Now humble request to the man of my dreams if you are reading this and I donot know which corner of the world you are in.I am waiting for you.Please sweep me off my feet and take me to Verona and give me the worlds best Love story

Arrange Marriages-My Story

P.S- This post is not for people who see no fault in getting married to strangers chosen by their parents and spending lakhs and crores of Rupee just for the show off! Sorry ,No offence guys this post is a personal view

As I write,I have just decided to finally confront the truth.An ugly truth that however modern and educated families of north India have become,there have been no change in their orthodox tradition and culture.Some traditions amidst the hindu families when it comes to weddings are so much deep rooted that it more or less becomes impossible even to argue against it.

I wont delve into the details of dowry killing or victims of the so called arranged marriage or the poor weak sex as we are called,I am just writing my personal experience as in the Futile attempts of my parents finding a suitable groom for me.

It started in the summer of 2009,I was in the final year of my engineering..Clueless where lies the future ,I dreamt of a fairytale.

My very loving and protective parents expecially my mother started the search-Hunt for their Son -IN-Law...
Prospective groom's photographs and biodata were shared with me from time to time.
Though it took a year to materialise ,till then I remained safe,struggling in my career.
I am proud that I started my career with IBM Global Services and more proud that I only worked where I was respected and loved.

1 ) September 2012
My first boy meeting a girl happened in August 2012,the prospective groom was working in Nomura and well to my god fearing parents it was match made in heaven.

I have lived my  in Bandra eversince I relocated from Gurgaon to Mumbai, so It was difficult for me to relocate to Powai,and also to change my current lifestyle,Most important it was completely out of question to find a job where Saturday is not working..Oh Come on I felt like telling this to that guy and to his parents.
Though his mother seemed to be fascinated by me and appreciated that I wore a saree and apllied mehndi in my palms...I was terrified..Infact I had decided if at all the two families agreed,I am ready to run away ,whatever it takes I am just not succumbing to my parents this time..

Also I tried to give subtle hint to that guy that how imperfect I was and I would make sure that if he agrees to marry me I will make his life hell!

Luckily ,after the meeting I returned to mumbai and over a period of time explained to my parents that I am not yet ready,my career is my top priority and I would like to devote more time to it..

Needless to say they didnt take it in a good way...
So ............they didnt loose hope and kept on trying..this time a year later

2)  Dec 2013..
I was set up or convinced or emotionally blackmailed by my over emotional mother that how I have to meet this handsome Capgemini Consultant who is flying to London soon and ours would be a match made in heaven!

God Forbid!

So on a Sunday afternoon,when I had to attend Westin's Farmer Market ,I also had to meet this guy..

I already had met his mother along with my parents in my hometown,so I had prepared myself as to how to fend this off.I have become an expert in HOW TO MAKE A GUY SAY NO TO YOU!!
Thats true,I do think am an expert in fending off these Arranged marriage candidates..
Now as it happened on the fateful Sunday of December 2013,I wore the prettiest kneelength off soulder dress to Westin's Farmers Market and one piece of Salwar Suit in my bag for the after show..
This was going to be a great grand show of my life,As soon as I got the omnious phone call from my mother that they had reached Cafe Coffee Day at Oberoi Mall,
I took a run from Westin,went to the ladies room ,quickly changed and there I was..!

What took me as a surprise was that there were not only parents but the boys entire family...I was appalled,Nevertheless as in the ideal meeting,boy and girl are given a few minutes to get to know each other,I decided to use this opportunity and requested this guy that please say No to me and donot tell my parents that I have asked you to say so..
Opposite happened...My parents got to know what I had told that boy,yeah that consultant had to blurt it all to his parents,what a sadist! I mean A Gentleman would never do that but yeah what to expect from thm!

So Again...after my second stint I hoped that my parents have learnt something but Kudos...

3 ) February 2014

This time that guy is from London,IBM..Well as it turned out that I decided not to take a flight back,It had been some 5-6 years since I had traveled from Indian Railways so I opted  for 36 hours journey,though I had my reservation in AC-First class as it is said,Needless to say I kind of didnot find it peaceful.It was too noisy and everyone seemed to be talking,thanks to the wedding group in that compartment,So now JAB WE MET happened,yeah no Shahid Kapoor for me ! Alas...

But I was not expecting that I would meet the most good looking greek god the next morning.

Yes this time too I was prepared,"HOW TO MAKE THAT GUY SAY NO"
So we went ,this time my cousin sister in law too accompanies me to keep a tab on me,but I am also cunning.
So when the guy's mother asked me and her son to talk I took the opportunity and made that guy take a tour of some stupid when the time comes I could tell him...But this time this guy was so genuine,needless to say wow I mean awesome ,I mean damn why is he that arranged marriage candidate.If I had met him somewhere else I sure would have fallen head over heels in love with him..
Beautiful person he was,I fondly remember that meeting,yeah only meeting we had.! Strange but this time I didnt get a chance to tell this guy that I donot want to get married but I hope that he would have understood my discomfort ,he really seemed a nice person..Fingers crossed

Nevertheless I am still Single and guess my parents are still searching desperately for a suitable groom for me and I have sworn that Come what may I am not letting my parents purchase a guy for me..

Yes thats how things really are especially here wherein the matrimonial advertisment reads :

Proffesionally qualified match for 6"1" boy working in MNC,package 15lpa,girl should be 5"4",slim,gori,working girl (only B.E/MBA) from a reputed family ,BHP to

And after the initial screening a fixed amount of money is decided and the Brides family is expected to give that amount whatever it would be 10 lakhs to a crore before the wedding date is fixed..
So in my opinion which is nothing but pre purchasing of the Groom..!

I may sound offensive to some people but hello this is how arrange marriages in my side work..
The model of arrange marriage itself is rotten where Marriage is not on the basis of love,is not deemed as an union of Soul but is nothing but an auction of educated working boys...

My sympathies to those people and hope my parents too realise it..

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Love and Sex

Love is blind, they say; sex is impervious to reason and mocks the power of all philosophers. But, in fact, a person's sexual choice is the result and sum of their fundamental convictions. Tell me what a person finds sexually attractive and I will tell you their entire philosophy of life. Show me the person they sleep with and I will tell you their valuation of themselves. No matter what corruption they're taught about the virtue of selflessness, sex is the most profoundly selfish of all acts, an act which they cannot perform for any motive but their own enjoyment - just try to think of performing it in a spirit of selfless charity! - an act which is not possible in self-abasement, only in self-exultation, only on the confidence of being desired and being worthy of desire. It is an act that forces them to stand naked in spirit, as well as in body, and accept their real ego as their standard of value. They will always be attracted to the person who reflects their deepest vision of themselves, the person whose surrender permits them to experience - or to fake - a sense of self-esteem .. Love is our response to our highest values - and can be nothing else." 
— Ayn Rand


Road less taken......
Road less Travelled.......
Paths that lead to my Dreams..
Paths Once Forgotten.........

Yes Contours of My Destiny
Shaping up as I would have wanted...
 Things went awry ,and  Plans Thwarted...


Wind whispered .......
A sweet Melody..
A pleasant song...
Rhythmic beating of two Hearts.....
Communion of Souls
Yes We can Never be Apart ...............
Life Spent without You....
When Everything was about You........
The invidious treachery of senses......The exegesis of dreams..........Superseding and Surpassing ......The downiness of Sleepless eyes.......Ravenous hunger filled Inside.....Actions asinine............

A Favorite read..

“Perfectly Imperfect

We have all heard that no two snowflakes are alike. Each snowflake takes the perfect form for the maximum efficiency and effectiveness for its journey. And while the universal force of gravity gives them a shared destination, the expansive space in the air gives each snowflake the opportunity to take their own path. They are on the same journey, but each takes a different path.
Along this gravity-driven journey, some snowflakes collide and damage each other, some collide and join together, some are influenced by wind... there are so many transitions and changes that take place along the journey of the snowflake. But, no matter what the transition, the snowflake always finds itself perfectly shaped for its journey. 
I find parallels in nature to be a beautiful reflection of grand orchestration. One of these parallels is of snowflakes and us. We, too, are all headed in the same direction. We are being driven by a universal force to the same destination. We are all individuals taking different journeys and along our journey, we sometimes bump into each other, we cross paths, we become altered... we take different physical forms. But at all times we too are 100% perfectly imperfect. At every given moment we are absolutely perfect for what is required for our journey. I’m not perfect for your journey and you’re not perfect for my journey, but I’m perfect for my journey and you’re perfect for your journey. We’re heading to the same place, we’re taking different routes, but we’re both exactly perfect the way we are. 
Think of what understanding this great orchestration could mean for relationships. Imagine interacting with others knowing that they too each share this parallel with the snowflake. Like you, they are headed to the same place and no matter what they may appear like to you, they have taken the perfect form for their journey. How strong our relationships would be if we could see and respect that we are all perfectly imperfect for our journey.” 
― Steve MaraboliLife, the Truth, and Being Free

Yes you are being missed!

So after a little Soul Searching,I am ready to face some unavoidable truth
To begin with I am not what I thought I was and I am what I never thought I could be..
Living in western suburbs,Bandra to be precise,Mumbai's fast life had made me run and take part in that rat race where everybody is actually taking part.This so called Marathon of good Life I mean what exactly is good life consisted of dreaming of 1 bhk appartment in Pali hill and having a poodle to take along with on the daily morning walks at joggers park and getting an annual fancy vacation to somewhere amidst Kangaroos and Kiwis.
And exclaiming with delight about the new collection of LFW or be it the wardrobe full of Prada,Zara and what all
From LV to Jimmy Choo I tried to have it all,from Wine Festivals to Fashion Shows I went everywhere...
I was proud,next step was something more..and then the bandra dreams crash...
I find myself actually looking for mental peace...From healers to tarot readers,I went everywhere,everywhere but one,yes that lady who was lost and who could only be brought back by herself,Me!
No I donot regret my beautiful,awesome three years in Mumbai,One of the best place to live and work,I have met and made wonderful friends,had time of Life but Life has taught me a lesson...Move on...
You are being missed but then I am happy to embark on this new journey,There is something and yeah may be somebody waiting for me...
“I have walked a stair of swords,

I have worn a coat of scars.

I have vowed with hollow words

,I have lied my way to the stars

-Songs of Sapphique

Soul Searching

Lets start with a Normal breathing exercise...

Deep breaths-Inhale and Exhale,While we inhale the positive ,we exhale the negativity.
While we are taking deep breaths we spread our arms as if we are begging with palms facing upward and Lets close our eyes.
As we inhale,we repeat in our mind that we are asking universe,appealing universe that please give us what we want and while we exhale lets imagine that we are beseeching universe to take away all the inimical thoughts and calamitous ,woeful things !

And then We have done the warm up for Soul Searching.

Yes it helps,how like every dance or an exercise a warm up is necessary so even for the exercise like this which is not physical but intense at the same time,we need to create amicable mindset,then only we can subject our mind to this analysis which is nothing but looking deep within and asses our own beliefs,actions,attitudes in an honest and moral way!