Monday, December 29, 2014

5 Movies in 2014

Its been quite a long time since i wrote something here. All I've been doing is watching movies and working. Yes, that's all I've been doing and I want it to continue this way for few more days or months. I've cut back a bit on my reading. I want to read more than 40 books in 2015 and want to travel as much as i can afford. I am saving almost everything on travel for 2015. These two things, i hope continues for the rest of my life. There is a small list that I've made of places to visit. Will write more on this in another post. This one I want to talk about the five movies I've watched lately.

1. PK : Amir Khan. Need i say more? Its an awesome movie with everything perfectly written and shown. All of them have done such a great work that you start asking yourself if 3 idiots was better or is it PK? To be frank, I kinda liked 3 idiots more. But the best Bollywood movie for 2014 would be PK.

2. Kasturi Nivasa : This Kannada movie was released many years ago in black and white. But this was released in 2014 in color. As i hadn't watched this in black and white, thought it would be a nice movie day out with my parents considering how my dad likes only Kannada movies to watch in theaters. I took my niece along with my parents and she was the only one bored. She just wanted to watch English ones. But i loved everything about this one. I'm not a fan of Dr. Rajkumar and this movie I really liked him. Awesome acting which brought me to tears at the end. 

3. Lucy : Scarlett Johansson is amazing. I've always loved her in all her movies. Especially in Vicky Cristina Barcelona. I loved her more in Lucy. Great story, acting and direction. I was a bit sad to see very less of Morgan Freeman. 

4. This Is Where I Leave You : I did not know many of the actors in this movie. Except Tina Fey and Jane Fonda. But I LOVED it.     How i wish my parents were into Hollywood, 'cos i so badly wanted to watch this one with my whole family. This would be impossible 'cos my mum watches only Bollywood and Kannada ones, Dad hates movies in general, Sis and Bro in law are full time busy, Don't even get me started with niece 'cos all she's allowed to watch are Disney ones and Nephew's just one year old and won't sit in any place for more than few seconds. Anyways, this one is a must watch for all families. 

5. Lingaa : Rajnikanth. I don't have to say anything else really. All his movies are basically of same or similar story but they are nice. But nobody in South India would like to miss his movies i guess. They are full on entertaining and you always come out of the theater wondering how on earth can he look so awesome at his age.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Year 2014

Yay.. I finished the Book Challenge that I ot myself into this year. Read 20 or more books but the below list shows the 20 of them i made a list of just for this post. :) My last book in this challenge was "Cart Before the Horse" and it was a nice read. Lot of great moments in the book and I loved the "Happily ever after" ending. :)

I am so excited about this month as its December!!!! Can't believe days are flying and we are already ready to welcome 2015.!!! I am looking forward to a wonderful year that would teach me lot of things I'm sure. 2014 has been great and bitter at times. Which year goes by only with happiness, tell me. The bitter situations obviously teach us lot more than the happier ones. I have definitely become a better and stronger person this year and hoping the new year brings in lot of love and happiness and give me strength to face the bitter ones.

I have also just put few pics of my year 2014. Its a bit too early for me to be writing this post since its just 8th of December, but who cares? :)

Book Challenge List

1 - The Choice
2 - A Convenient Bridegroom
3 - Craving Beauty
4 - First Family
5 - And the Mountains Echoed
6 - The Bankerupt
7 - The Next Always
8 - A place called Here
9 - Lolita
10- The Cuckoo's Calling
11- The Fault in our stars
12 - The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight
13 - Silence
14 - Double Dare
15 - Promise You Won't Tell?
16 - Harvard Hottie
17 - Half Girlfriend.
18 - A Million Little Pieces
19 - My Friend Leonard
20 - Cart Before the Horse

Few pictures from this year, Will add more later. 

Diwali at work

Jumping time

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

My Friend Leonard

I finished reading "My Friend Leonard" by James Frey. This is the continuation to "A Million Little Pieces". I have to say this book was a lot more than i expected. It seemed very true and I could relate to few situations as well. I somehow knew that we were gonna lose Leonard at the end of this book. But did not want to lose him at all just like James. God.. I really liked Leonard and had tears at the end.

I do look forward to reading more of James Frey books. I don't mind if what he writes is true or not. I just don't care as long as i like what I'm reading. Now I'm googling to check if movie is made out of these two books. If there's anyone with these details, Please let me know 'cos really want to watch James Frey's life in Rehab and out of it.

I am so close to finishing my book challenge for this year, I had 20 books for this year and I'm at 19 right now. I have picked "Cart Before The Horse" by Bernadette Marie to be my 20th book for the year. I don't know what made me pick this up. Maybe just the pretty cover page. Anyways, I plan to read "Looking for Alaska" by John Green. This guy is presently my friend Nisha's fav author. :)

Monday, November 24, 2014

A Million Little Pieces

I was walking around Malleshwaram 8th cross with my mum and saw a book sale going on. So obviously I had to go in and pick up few. My mum started looking around for recipe and kids books for my niece and I was looking for Fiction/Non Fiction ones. I just looked at the book "A Million Little Pieces" by James Frey and something about it made me buy it even without reading a bit at the back of the book. Maybe it was the cover. I picked it up along with few more and came home.

Its about James Frey and how he beats his addiction to Alcohol, Crack and lot of things. I was shocked the entire time. Took me three days to read it and all three days i was shocked to know that someone could go through all this and survive. Oh my god. I felt so bad for everything he had to come across but the same time felt angry that someone could choose to live with any kind of addiction even while knowing well enough how bad it is for you. In this book, It presses on the subject that nothing can beat your determination, Not any addiction, nobody. The part where James talks about how no program and therapy can get him out of it other than himself was just amazing. He knew very well what he got himself into. Later he knew very well how to get out as well. But the in between part where he got into lot of trouble and woke up injured very badly was sad to read about.

Just after i was done with this one, I looked up for his second book "My Friend Leonard" and saw that its the continuation. So obviously i am gonna read it next. But there were few things I came across while reading about James Frey today and should say i am a bit angry. I read that it was proved that lot of things in the book "A Million Little Pieces" were fabricated and even Oprah interviewed him regarding this. This kinda makes me angry at the author if its true.

Anyways this is not going to stop me from reading his other books. Lets see how it goes.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Game of Doors

When one door closes, Another opens. This is what I've heard for the past so many years. Is it really how it happens in life? I mean there are instances where this has happened to me. But not all the time. Or am i not able to recognize the new door being opened? If so, how can we do it? Its obvious that when one door closes, We are shattered, angry and lose hope in everything. So if the concept of new door being opened is true, shouldn't we be able to realize the door being opened just so we can start feeling better.

Also we have no idea what exactly the new door brings us right? We might not really want that and would like to have something else. Shouldn't we get what's required? I'm still thinking a lot on this. Obviously i won't have all the answers.

As an example, lets imagine that our career falls horribly apart and same time you fall in love with someone. So its true that a door closed and a door opened. After few days, your relationship goes bad and find a great job. So you see what I'm trying to talk about here? Its crazy. Are we programmed by God in such a way that we just can't have everything fall into right place and stay that way? I mean doesn't He want us happy? Or He wants to see us happy for a short time and give them something bad to handle. Hmm.. This is not nice at all.

But i also know that we cannot learn the true value of happiness unless we know what sorrow is.

OK. I'm back to my thinking mode and will write more if possible.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Flash Mob @ Oracle

For the first time in Oracle Technology Park, We performed Flash Mob to let the employees know about the Shreya Goshal concert on November 1st 2014. We are so excited about it. 

Here is the video.

Sad thing

Its been so long since I wrote something when I've been hurt. That doesn't mean past months were filled with just happiness. I mean, come on, Is there anyone who has only happiness and nothing else everyday? I really doubt there is.

Last week there were few differences with few of my work friends. I call them friends 'cos they actually became friends to me from being just "Colleagues". I have very few friends actually. Other than the ones i spend all my weekends with, I used to have like three or four friends at workplace. The ones with whom you start getting close and start sharing lot of things, work and life. But last week something really small happened and it kinda changed the whole concept of work friends with me. Its not that we had a huge fight and stuff. But there were tears and sad part of it was the tears was just from me. I was most sad of all 'cos in the past 4 to 5 years, I had hardly got close to anyone at work. Something changed here and i became friends with people here. Just few of them. So when things went bad last week, I couldn't take it. Not because i was hurt by them. I was more hurt 'cos I was better 4 years back, when i didn't get close to workmates and kept it cordial. I let myself get close. So it was kinda my fault to have been hurt by them.

All I've been trying to do now is to go back to how i was 4 years back. As it was good for me.

On a happy note, There was a flash Mob at Oracle and it was awesome. :) Its on YouTube for the ones interested to watch.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Half Girlfriend

Its been such a hectic week. Oh god. Can't believe its already Friday. But am i glad that it is? Oh yea..!! I'm just going to spend the next two days sleeping and reading. Will try to go see my niece and nephew. Its been long time i spent time with them. When we had long weekend, my niece traveled to Mangalore with her parents and I spent whole four days in shopping. Yes. It was high time that i bought clothes. So took mum along and did some serious shopping as we didn't travel out of Bangalore.

Other than that there are quite a few things going on in my life right now. Whole morning is spent with me cooking and cleaning the house. Then my cab arrives and I'm at office. Spending around four hours everyday at work in dance practice as we are planning a flash mob at office. Its like letting the employees know that Shreya Goshal is going to perform for Oracle on November 1st. So yea. Lot of preparations going on for that. We are so excited about it.

I also read "Half Girlfriend" and really liked it. Not because this story was so realistic to me, also because Chetan Bhagat continues to hold the interest of many Indian readers. The whole book was good and i read it at one go. Felt it was a bit short though. I liked it a lot.

One of my colleague who wasn't a close friend of mine has been traveling with me in the cab and we have been talking a lot about movies, life, books, meditation and things like that. He is really nice and he's actually Praveen's good friend. I started talking to him recently. He has got this huge collection of great movies and has been suggesting good ones for me to watch. So last weekend, I watched "Dallas Buyers Club" and I can't believe that Matthew McConaughey was this awesome. God. I completely loved his and Jared Leto's character and acting in this movie. I'm going to watch all Jared Leto's movies. :)

Just remembered that i have finished reading 17 books out of my 20 Books challenge for this year. :) Yay.!!!!

Monday, September 22, 2014

Long Weekend..!!

I'm so so fed up with my routine and just traveling from home to office and back home at late night. Just need a vacation. I have four days off  from work October first week, So its perfect timing for me to go away from Bangalore and its people. Nothing against 'cos i absolutely love few people here, But i feel there is a need for me to meet new people, just roam around the lanes I have never been in and eat something other than the usual food. You know sometimes how you want something new and move away from the routine.

Trying to make some plans and nothing seemed to be working as of now. I also want to take my mum away from home for few days as she hardly gets out of the house nowadays. So my idea is to just choose a place and go there by bus. I usually am the type who books everything before leaving home and make numerous to calls to make sure rooms are booked, tickets are ready and things like that. But i don't want to do this at all this time. I just want to have a place in mind and leave. Lets see what happens. Will write about it here for sure if it works. :)

Hope for the best.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Mary Kom - Movie

I don't want to write about anything else other than Priyanka Chopra. I have been a fan of her from Barfi. Before that I haven't really watched any of her movies and was impressed or anything. Infact I didn't even think that she would reach to this amazing acting level in her life. Wow. Her choice of movies or the offers given to her are so good that she is showing success it it. Anything she does now is a big hit. It should be. I mean look at her, she's improved so much in the past few years. I remember watching Krish long back and shutting it off in few minutes. But Barfi and Mary Kom cannot just go away from anyone's heart. 

I watched Mary Kom yesterday with Praveen and we loved every part of it. Nothing was dragged or there wasn't a scene that made us start looking around to comment on something or someone. This usually happens to us in theaters. Fact that this didn't happen while watching Mary Kom proves how much we loved it. Praveen had tears in his eyes. So imagine. Few I've spoken said they loved "Bhaag Milkha Bhaag" more. Maybe because every little detail was shown considering how the movie was a really long one.

I actually liked Mary Kom more for as the movie was short, felt nothing was missed, Priyanka's made a great body and also amazing acting. Apart from this, i loved Darshan Kumar who has played the role of Mary Kom's husband. His character in the movie is just so wonderful. Wish every husband becomes as caring, loving and ego-less like him.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Read & Write

Totally following this diet. Sometimes i think this is my goal in life. All i want to do is read and write.!!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Book Challenge Continued with Kindle.. :)

Since getting Kindle as my Anniversary gift, All I've been doing is downloading loads of books and reading continuously. This is exactly what i plan to do for the next few months or years. :)

I read "The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight" by Jennifer E. Smith. This was the first book i read in kindle. Its a really nice book. Its about a girl who meets a nice man on a flight to her dad's wedding right after him divorcing her mom. The guy's traveling to his dad's funeral but we get to know this only much much later in the book. Anyways it was a good read. 

Second one was "Silence" by Natasha Preston. Now this one I really liked as the girl in the book stopped talking at the age of five. After a long time, I came across a book with the kinda story that had me hooked into it every single minute. I read it in like three hours and absolutely loved it. I highly recommend this one to everyone. The characters are great. Especially the hero of the book.

Then i read this book called "Double Dare" by Rhonda Nelson on my way to office in the bus today. Can you believe that I actually finished the book in the bus? Yes, I took two hours to reach my office from home. I stay crazily far from work. :( Its a good thing i got Kindle now.. :) Yay. Anyways, I have nothing much to say about this one. It was OK. Good time pass kinda book.

Its so confusing now to choose books to read as i have so many options. :) I love this feeling.!!!

Friday, August 1, 2014

Dirty White shoes

I'm never ever buying another pair of white ballerinas. It looks so pretty on the shelves that every time I get tempted and buy them. Just after a week or two, it looks like I've bought a really dirty ugly looking shoes.  Its obvious that i can't maintain them or wear them only when I'm going to be traveling in car to every place. But my mind won't work this way. I wear them without considering the weather conditions and traveling options. Wear them when its rainy and have to take the public transport. I'm stupid or what? Oh yes I am. 

I feel so bad looking at my new pair which has already turned brown due to dust, rain and wind. Can't help it. But for sure I'm not going to buy another white pair. Will probably just buy brown or dirty grey ones so that i won't feel sad later.

I should just start wearing rubber boots to office, dinner or any other place i guess..:(

Mine looks as dirty as this one.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The Fault in our Stars

Finished reading the book "The Fault in our Stars" and have to say how amazing it is. I just loved every sentence of it. Knew Nisha's suggestion on books would be good. I was done with the book in a day and also watched the movie online right after reading. So it was double the awesomeness on the weekend for me. 

This book was published in 2012, written by John Green. I highly recommend this to everyone. The language and the words are so simple. Every chapter made me laugh and cry at the same time. We laugh and cry with Hazel Grace in the book. Its just so awesome. Obviously the movie has missed out on lot of things form the book. Its really better for anyone to read the book first and then watch the movie. I guess this works for all the books made into movies.

I have no idea which book to choose now to read after this one. Really thinking and kinda lost. Any suggestions would be great. Looking forward to read of John Green's books. So might pick up another in a day or two.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Past Life Regression

This past weekend has been all about finding more about my inner self, what is it that's making me going through lot of tough times in life, what do i need in my future and lot many things that can't be expressed in words by me. Its all just the feeling and thinking i guess at some point.

Thanks to my sister and brother-in-law who suggested this Past Life Regression two day session by Dr. Newton Kondaveti and his wife Dr. Lakshmi. To be very frank, I have absolutely no interest in all this. But i went ahead and attended Two-day Workshop on 'Past-Life-Regression & Spiritual Science'. I went there with no expectations whatsoever. Maybe this is the reason i found it a bit interesting and it kinda worked for me. Of course it din't give me answers to most of my questions which were formed during the sessions. But i met so many wonderful people and really think this was the part which i liked the most. There were many group activities which were fun and simple. Lot of meditation was done. It was my first try and so could not concentrate or my logical mind didn't let
me go deep into it. Maybe this is the reason i could not get the most out of the workshop. 

My logical mind told me several times that all that's coming to my mind while meditating was just me assuming or making up stories only 'cos i want to have an experience. But there were also others like me who felt the same. So i felt better. But there were also people who believed what images they saw in their mind during meditation was real and it had a connection to their present life. Now this is where it freaked me up a bit. I did see lot of images of myself not being the way i am right now. So what was it? Just me assuming or it does have a connection to my present life? Answer was to meditate as much as possible everyday and reach a place within myself where it feels a true connection to everything i am going through.

One of my main area to concentrate coming from this workshop is definitely managing my anger and frustration better. I have been working out everyday for about 40 minutes. This is helping me stay fit in body. So is Meditation the working out tool for the Mind? I sure want to find this out. Its just that making time to meditate is what i need to think about and do it.

If anyone wants to know more about what I'm talking about, Please check the link :

Here are few photos from the workshop.

My sister receiving the certificate

Thursday, July 24, 2014

The Cuckoo's Calling

I finished reading "The Cuckoo's Calling" last night. The book was published in 2013, a crime fiction by J. K. Rowling under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith.

Its about a supermodel who fell down to death from her balcony. Everyone thinks its suicide and forgets about it. But the model's brother hires a private investigator to check on it as he thinks someone might have murdered his sister. Its a pretty OK book actually. I had somehow expected lot more from this one.

Just when i was thinking about which book to choose next, My best friend Nisha sent me a message about the book "The Fault in Our Stars" by John Green. She's highly recommended this and has also asked me to read the book first and then watch the movie as well. She's the one who got me into reading books almost ten years back. So her suggestion on books are really worth it. She asked me to read "Shantaram" and i still feel its one of the best books to have been read.

Just got the book in hand. So very excited. Looking forward to reading tonight.!!

PS : This was my tenth book in the Book Challenge..!! Yipee..

Friday, June 20, 2014

Five Tracks - Arijit Singh

This week's Five tracks are gonna be songs of Arijit Singh. I just love his voice. All those numbers sung by him are too good. So here are my five most liked songs of him.

First one's from the movie "Gunday" called Jiya. Its just so beautiful. Even the video is great. Really liked Arijit's voice in this and the actors have done a good job too.

Second song is from the movie "Ram Leela" called Lal Ishq. Anyone who's heard this one, will talk about how amazing the song and the video is. Its the last scene in the movie when this song's played full and it brings a tear in your eyes.

Third one's from the movie "Youngistaan" called Sangemarmar. I haven't watched the movie yet but absolutely love this song. 

Fourth song's from the movie "Barji" called Phir Le Aye Dil. Oh my god. What can i say about this one? Video, song, actors and the movie is mind blowing. I can listen to this one million times.

Fifth one's from the movie "2 States" called Mast Magan. Very nice song with a cute video.

Monday, June 16, 2014

A Place Called Here - Book

After having read "The Next Always", I really wanted to read something very different and not about Romance. So i chose the book " A Place Called Here" by Cecelia Ahern. First few pages made me realize that I've chosen the right one. Just loved every bit of it. Every chapter had me hooked to it. Didn't want to keep it aside even for few minutes. As I've been bit busy with my cooking, took two days to finish this book. The Story, characters, simple language was too good. 


The Heroin is obsessed with finding things. These can be anything at anytime. Can be socks, books, clothes etc. So when her classmate goes missing, her decision is set to find missing people. Its when she goes missing, find a village of missing people with all the missing objects. Its got no location and could not be found or left by own choice.

I got the "P.S. I Love you" gifted and loved it so much that i read it at one go and almost cried at every single page with the main character. Watched the movie

as well but liked the book better. Since then I've been reading Cecelia Ahern's books.

A Place Called Here is very different compared to her other books. Its less focused on Romance and this is what i wanted at this time. I highly recommend this book to everyone.

Monday, June 2, 2014

The Next Always - Book

I have read quite a few books written by Nora Roberts and its all about Romance. So picked up "The Next Always" which was published in 2011.I liked the story and the characters. Simple relationship between the hero and the heroine. What i liked more was the relationship between the hero and his two brothers. But i kinda felt the timings for the heroine's three kids birth didn't fit in right. It was nice to watch the hero and heroine fall in love. It felt real.

Major boring section of the book is when it starts about the renovation and construction of the Inn. Oh god. This really got me turn few pages without reading them. Readers really don't need every bit of a detail about the renovation. Anyways, apart from these, Its a good read.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Do what you like.

When i was in maybe 6th or 7th grade, I had this dream to get into modelling and stuff. You know how girls are at that age right? We thought we could be Barbies and wanted everything to match from hair clip to footwear. So yea, I wanted to be a model who would walk for great designers and all. This obviously changed when i entered college. Since then I've never even watched a fashion show completely.

So at that time, I went on a train trip with my uncle and aunt. Which had me spending around 24 hours in train with them. We started talking to few people who were seated opposite us. One of them asked which school I'm from and things like that. One of the question was what I wanted to be growing up. Obviously my answer was "I want to be a model". As far as i remember they continued asking few more usual questions and ended normally. But then my uncle took me aside for a minute and said something i'll never forget. He said " Next time somebody asks you what your want to be growing up, Just say Doctor or Engineer".

Back then my thinking skills were almost zero. So just agreed with him and came back. I don't know what made me write about this now or even think about that incident. His words had no impact on me 'cos modelling profession was not serious in my mind and heart ever. But what if such words are said to those whose real dream and passion is that particular field? It would crush them. Not completely but there will be an impact on them. What's wrong in following your dream? Don't people in modelling field enjoy it? Aren't they happy? Isn't happiness what matters?

My parents have never forced me to study or follow particular profession. I really appreciate that. I also hope that everyone's given a chance to do what they like in life. 

I also wish everyone gives a hand at what they are passionate about 'cos obviously nobody wants to regret when its too late.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Five Tracks - Akshay Kumar

This post is on my five favorite songs of Akshay Kumar. Why have i chosen him for this post? No reason whatsoever. Just thought about him..:) 

First one has to be my all time fav "Main Jahan Rahoon" from the movie "Namastey London". I loved this movie and the song completely. Really liked Katrina's acting as well. Which is pretty rare. I haven't liked her in any other movie till now. Akshay Kumar and Katrina's pair worked so well here. 

Second one is from the movie "Bhagam Bhag" called "Tere Bin". Again, Akshay Kumar looked so comfortable and cute with Lara Dutta. Movie was a great comedy and casting was just perfect. 

Third one's from the movie "Tashan" called "Falak Tak". Movie is not worth a watch. This song is the only nice thing in the entire movie. I didn't like the pair also. I felt Saif was not required in the movie at all. Anyways enjoy the song. :)

Fourth one being from the movie "Once upon a time in Mumbai Dobara" called "Ye Tune Kya Kiya". What a song.!! Love it. Haven't watched the movie yet. So can't comment on that. 

Fifth one's from the movie "Khakee" called "Dil Dooba". Again haven't watched the movie and don't plan to. Didn't like the pair as well. Liked the song a lot though. 

Monday, May 12, 2014

Mom and Me..!!

Yesterday while my mum was reading newspaper, she looked up and asked where her gift is for Mother's Day. I asked her if she has bought one for her mum. That made us both laugh and she continued reading. I remembered it was Mother's Day only when she asked me about it. She remembered only after reading about it. Which is fine. I don't remember ever gifting her anything on this day. We aren't this way. If i go shopping and find something she would like, I just get it for her no matter what day it is. She does the same.

We both know what we mean to each other now. I use the word now 'cos If i had to write this same post ten years back, it would be completely different. I was at a stage to do everything that she asked me not to. God knows why that was 'cos it only hurt her more and more. She used to tell me I'll realize one day and I have. Even when I've made millions of mistakes and cried uncontrollably when realized, she's screamed at me for few minutes and cried along with me. Ten years back, i would have ran to my room after the first few minutes of being told how wrong my decision was, so that didn't give me a chance to see her crying as I was busy blaming everyone else and myself all alone in my room. But now its all different. I have become a better person, have more patience and most important of all, I stand and accept my mistake and blame others. I don't run and hide. I sit with mum and talk about where things went wrong and what next. This has only made me realize she's got a solution to almost everything. She's become more of a friend to me over the years and I love how we bond. Also know that she thinks of me as her friend.:)

I wish all the mothers out there a very Happy Mother's Day..!!!

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Five Tracks

This post is about the five songs that I've been listening to these days. These five are played over and over again till my cab stops at office/home. I plan to write the "Five tracks" post often from now on. Although i'm not really into any particular kinda music, bollywood is what I listen to most of the time. Anyways, here are the five that's in my mind a lot these days.

Like thousands of others, I absolutely love Arijith Singh's voice now. His new song from the movie "Youngistaan" is so good like the rest of his songs.

From the movie "2 States" I really liked this song. Especially the lyrics.

Amazing track by Sona Mohapatra is the below song from the movie "Fukrey". I've been a fan of Ram Sampath's music since "Satyamev Jayate"started.

Loved everything about the movie "Queen" and especially this song. One obvious reason being Arijith Singh.

Have not watched "Gunday" yet but kinda liked the songs. This being my fav.

Signed Copy..!!!

Just got the book "Bankerupt" delivered by Flipkart and its signed by the author Ravi Subramanian. Feels so great to have the signed copy. :)

I had been waiting to read this one and its time for me to start. Its so exciting to receive a new book and getting ready to start reading. Love this feeling. Another exciting thing is the author is from Bangalore and from IIMB which is like really close to my office. This has nothing to do with me choosing the book. Just wanted to share the information.

Will write about this book in few days. Have just ordered "The Next Always" by Nora Roberts. Waiting for it to be delivered. :)

Monday, April 28, 2014

2 States

I'm in a phase where watching movies is all that's happening in my life now. Think I'm watching one everyday.

Started with the movie "2 States" being the talk of Bollywood town now. Its a good, one time watch movie. Kinda felt lot of things have been missed out when compared to the book. But that was expected anyways. Arjun and Alia look cute together. Loved Alia's clothes and jewellery. Music is catchy and nothing in the movie is dragged. So there isn't a minute you would be bored. I watched with my mum and she really liked everything except few kissing scenes, where she just turned to me asked if this was necessary. Like i made the movie. I just told her to ignore and continue watching. :) 

I was happy to see Alia in this role. Kinda got irritated with her character in "Student of the year". Think "Highway" and "2 States" has changed my opinion on her acting skills.

Last week, I also watched Wedding Daze, Revenge of the Bridesmaids, The Yellow Handkerchief and Crazy Stupid Love.

Wedding Daze and Revenge of the Bridesmaids were fun, again one time watch. Really liked The Yellow Handkerchief. Kristen Stewart has done good acting and somehow i had not even heard of this movie till last week. This was suggested by YouTube to me and just clicked on it. Turned out to be a good one. Its a quite movie with a simple story. Really good and worth a watch. I had watched Crazy Stupid Love once before and forgotten all about it. Anyways it was a nice movie.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Two more books

Last week, I took my Book Challenge seriously and read two amazing books. David Baldacci's "First Family" and Khaled Hosseini's "And the Mountains Echoed"

"First Family" was published in 1962. Story is all about Kidnapping and revenge. Few chapters had me in tears while understanding the Kidnapper's motive behind his actions. This was my first book of David Baldacci and now I'm looking online to buy few others. I really liked the way its written, nothing was dragged unnecessary. I never once had a feeling of knowing how its all going to end. Really liked this part in the book as i hate it when half way through the book, I get a feeling of knowing the end which makes me lose interest in turning the pages. You will just have to read “First Family” to find out everything. 

Now coming to Khaled Hosseini's "And the Mountains Echoed". Oh god, What can i say about this awesome book? I was glued to it for a whole day. Yes, I just didn't feel like putting it down till the end. Ever character, every page was just perfectly written. Each chapter is through different character's perspective and shows the connection between all. Now, I knew this book was going to be just great anyways, having read his other two books and loving it completely. I highly recommend all three of his books to everyone. Looking forward to read more from him obviously. 

I just realized that I've only read five books in two months. Hmm. Hope to read not less than six in the coming month.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Letters to Juliet

Watched "Letters to Juliet" for the fifth time and loved every bit of it.

Amanda Seyfried is so cute and such a natural when it comes to acting. Have liked her in all the movies she's acted in which I've watched till now. This being my favorite one. The story, acting, songs, characters are just perfect. Actors chosen are amazing. I recommend this one to all those who love romance and believe in Happy Endings.The movie was inspired by the 2006 non-fiction book, Letters to Juliet, by Lise Friedman and Ceil Friedman. I haven't read the book. Hmm I'm not sure if i have.

"Letters to Juliet" is directed by Gary Winick who has also made movies 13 Going on 30 and Bride Wars which were both good.

Friday, April 11, 2014

A small Maybe

This feeling called Happiness is so strange. Its with you for sometime and then disappears. Then its back when its least expected by you. Just when you are getting settled with a bit of it, goes away all of a sudden leaving you with all the other feelings that you don't want.

With Happiness leaving, you have anger, hurt, jealousy, pity, aggression all together. As if having all these would compensate on what's lost. No way any of these feelings can even come close to making us feel better. Worst of it, we can't let go of any of these feeling and try to be a robot. We had no control on keeping Happiness with us, just like how we have no control on letting go on the other feelings.

We drown, We do every minute. This super power or God or whatever you call it, takes us down. We drown till the end just to make us meet Him. You see, He is at the bottom of it all. This is where we meet Hope. This meeting does not turn everything around and makes things better in a minute. But it sure does make us feel that maybe you have another chance at finding Happiness.

But when you've lost everything, a small maybe makes a difference.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Weekful of Movies..!!

All i have been doing for past few days is work, watch movies and read books. I'm not just reading 'cos of the book challenge I've got myself into. Used to read not less than three to four books a month and few weeks back something made me realize that its not been the same. I wasn't busy or anything. But i hadn't read a book in months. Or took more than three months to finish just one. So decided to put on a challenge on myself to read not less than 20 books this year. I really want to read more than that.

Watching movies is something I'll always enjoy. So made time in between work, sleep and books to watch good movies. I have a list for this too. List of movies to be watched this year..!! God.. I've been making lists for everything. Anyways. Watched a few last week and plan to do the same this week as well. :)

Started with Dear John, followed by The Seven Year Hitch, Raising Helen, The Memory Keepers Daughter and William and Kate.

Really really loved Dear John and The Memory Keepers Daughter. Had read the books and was waiting to watch the movies. Finally did. Loved both. I don't know why i decided to watch the story of Prince William and Kate. It's OK. Not all that great. I had watched Raising Helen long back and kinda forgotten. Remembered liking it back then, so wanted to watch. Liked it all over again..!!

Now, I'm trying to make a list of restaurants to visit in Bangalore this year. Suggestions would be nice.. :)

Friday, April 4, 2014

Sunday Morning Love you.. :)

We are close to Sunday..!!!! Yipee.. This Sunday is my birthday and although i have no plans as of now, want to spend some time with my mum and dad. Might take them out for Lunch or a movie. Dad's not really into movies, anyways lets see how my birthday will turn. 

Talking about Sunday, few days back i came across this song and it made my day. And week actually 'cos i watched the video not less than ten times with friends. I'm sure you'll enjoy this. :) 

Its just so funny, i had tears rolling down my face. :)


Friday, February 28, 2014

Book Challenge - 1. The Choice

I have started my Book challenge and feels great to have finished reading "The Choice" by Nicholas Sparks.

This book was released in the year 2007. What made me read this in the year 2014? No idea. Now that's the thing about me and books. I'll go out one day and just get few books home to read. Else I'll order them from Flipkart who are awesome and deliver it to my office in two days.  

"The Choice", I loved it. Have read few others(The Last Song, The Notebook, A Walk to Remember) by Nicholas Sparks and like them all.

What I liked about this book is how Travis Parker and Gabby Holland's characters are portrayed. He's fun, adventurous, got amazing friends, great job. She's confused with her work and personal life. Both love dogs. One thing I loved is Gabby having a boyfriend when she meets Travis. I'm fed up reading books where the boy and girl are both single, Girl being sad about it, Guy having "i love being single and playing around" attitude till he meet "The One".

So i was glad that Nicholas Sparks didn't go the same way. I would recommend this book to my book loving friends. :)

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Love today..!!!

Listening to this song makes me feel so good. Always. All the time. Its really cute. Listened to it for the first time when i was in college. Its been in my phone ever since.

Makes me really love today.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Oh my god.

I watched the below video and went speechless. After few minutes, All i could say was "Oh my god". Its so awesome. Can i ever ever be as fearless as him? No way. Can i ever treat these animals with so much love and affection like him? No. 

I admire him. Anyone who watches him will say the same. 

Below is the link to the video.

Monday, January 6, 2014

The Race

I have entered the race now. I know it for sure. I never wanted to. Don't know how it happened. I had no clue of the change in me. Nobody asked me to get in the line.

This race that I'm talking about is a way of Life, few of us are living. Its when we look at someone who gets something, buys something, or achieves their dream and we feel the need to do something better than them. Now, i don't know if this is good or bad. I knew many were in this race and I had not joined. But now i am. We can feel the difference in us when we are a part of this "winning over" race. I'm not proud of it. Not 'cos I'm not winning. I am winning in few and losing in few. But this is not something anyone should ever feel proud of. This is my opinion. I'm not proud only for one reason. Even when I'm winning, Its not making me happy.

Do i think its jealousy? Yes. Do i think its making me set goals in a right way? No. Does it make me happy? No. Am i able to get out of this race? No. Do i know how to get out of it? No.

I'm lost. Its making me feel sad about myself. I'm sure its just a phase and I'll get over this. But till then, its terrible.