Never go shopping with me!

In office

Prerna: Aastha, are you free for the first half?
Aastha: Yeah sure…tell me?
Prerna: Awesome! Let’s go shopping! It’s urgent!
Aastha: Shopping! Prerna…umm…let’s do it on Thursday na!
Prerna: I have no good clothes sob!!
(looks at her shirt) ummm…it’s nice!
Prerna: :( !!
Aastha: ok ok !! Let’s go..

In the store

Prerna: (walking around in the store...looking)

Aastha: (walking behind Prerna...looking at her)

How’s this?
Aastha: No
Ok…how’s this then?
Aastha: No
(grrr) Ok…you look for something for yourself.
Ok…I’ll try these…
Aastha: Sure…all are good….take Small…Medium is too big for you!
Prerna: :|

Prerna tries the first shirt.

Aastha: hmmm…maybe an M would have been better…wait I’ll get it.

Prerna tries M and then…ummm L.

Aastha: yeah…fits perfect!
Prerna: :|

Prerna tries the second shirt.

Aastha: Awesome…I love this color! Taken!
Prerna: But…shouldn’t I try another one?
Aastha: No no…this is a must-take!
Prerna: hmmm ok..

Both walk out of the trial area.

Prerna! This is soooo good!
Prerna: yeah…I love the color! (picks an M)
Aastha: Prerna…accept it…L fits you!
Prerna: grrr!

Prerna tries the blue shirt.

Aastha: Nice…bought!
Prerna: My Mom is going to forbid me from shopping with you!

Both of them go to another store.

Prerna: I want a white Kurta.
(picks one) Here, this is nice!
Prerna: (picks another)
But I like this!
Aastha: Try both.

Prerna tries both and likes both. Problem!

Prerna: This one is good…but this one is also good!
Aastha: Buy both.
Prerna: MUMMAAAAA!!!!

They get the things billed and walk out of the store.

Prerna: Never agree to go for shopping with anyone in your life again!

So it's not my fault entirely!
I forgot to warn her!

Dont die Mandira..!

There has hardly been an SRK movie that I’ve watched/liked/disliked because of SRK. If I loved DDLJ, it was because of the gorgeous couple he makes with Kajol, their chemistry, the innocent/mushy love story. If I liked Swades, it was because of the simplicity with which the movie has been made, the underlying message, which I agree wasn’t very clear :) ! If I hated Om Shanti Om, it was because the whole package was pathetic, and SRK was just a prominent part of the pathetic-ness, ‘pathetic’ used here to trivialize the feeling.

I guess by now I have conveyed accurately, my take on the King of Bollywood, which is very close to unresponsive.
It was pretty obvious that MNIK would not have been any different. I went to watch the movie for the above-stated gorgeousness and….ummm…no, just that.

I didn’t have many expectations with the much talked about performance by him as a patient of Autism. I mean how different could it have been…every movie has that same stuttering and that famous raising his hands in the air, that patented action of his…same dialogue delivery…what never-seen-before-freshness would he have brought in?

But I was wrong!

The man has surpassed himself…and a lot of other people in his business.

For firsts…he is damn damn cute in the movie!! I mean that cheek-pulling cute! He is so convincing in that child-like role, one can love him in a second. And whatever anyone says…that repeating of words isn’t irritating at all…it’s a part of the character people!

Coming down to the story line, a lot of people found it too good to be true, too perfect for our audience who has been stuffed with real life stuff so much so that they are scared to appreciate anything that might take them to an ideal world.
To all those who found this absurd, I say go watch the movie again for this very thing. Go watch it for believing in a world full of peace. Go watch it for appreciating a man who loves others. Go watch it to get inspired!

What good does it do when you watch a movie like Hurt Locker, which is so close to reality that it sends shivers down your spine! I don’t want to be a part of a world like that….noone does!
Then why do we hesitate in lauding the efforts of a filmmaker who tries to spread some hope out there!

So go…watch it again…love that man who loves everyone…and maybe…just maybe….you’ll also be able to picture a better world.

And yeah…the only funny part was the Barrack Obama look-alike of a President, who looked just too out of place. But then I feel that’s not fair to Bollywood. Hollywood movies themselves have so many examples of using their President look-alikes. It’s unfair to laugh at it just because it’s our home production.

Way to go SRK!

In that crazy moment...

In a crazy moment of wanting, I tried to get everything I ever dreamt of.

In a crazy moment of penitence, I regretted everything I ever did.

In a crazy moment of happiness, I thanked God for blessing me with so much.

In a crazy moment of defeat, I fought with him for never giving me enough.

In a crazy moment of hilarity, I laughed so hard my eyes turned moist.

In a crazy moment of hesitation, I stopped myself from doing what I wanted to do the most.

In a crazy moment of compassion, I became so selfless people thought I’m obsessed.

In a crazy moment of selfishness, I did something which took me to that crazy moment of penitence.

In a crazy moment of consideration, I didn’t fight when I should have.

In a crazy moment of blabbering, I blurted out all my silly secrets to a stranger.

In a crazy moment of secrecy, I didn’t speak when it was crucial.

In a crazy moment of introspection, I concluded I am not that good.

That crazy moment…that tiny moment, could or could not change my life, but it always changed who I am.