#AwakenYourForce, you must!

It was a little known fact that I have an addiction to movies. In fact my entire family is an avid consumer of Bollywood, which has made me a ‘filmy keeda’ myself. And firang cinema is something that I began subjecting myself to once I discovered the genre of psychological thrillers.

This was a well kept secret until I was asked to handle a Bollywood account in my current company and the cat was out of the hat. Whether I wanted to be that or not, now i’m the go-to guy for everything Bollywood at my workplace. Continue reading

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Midnight Mind-Juice.

How can I hate sleeping as much as I love sleeping? It’s probably how it feels to be married to someone.

I wonder how much time we spend in zombie-mode. Like you know, we aren’t asleep, but are not fully awake. We’re daydreaming, but not really thinking anything. Such blankness, yet such chaos.

It’s 2:40 am in the morning. But I can’t sleep even though it’s something I’ve been craving for months. Continue reading

Things that are wrong with movies like ‘Kick’.

I find it funny thinking that a movie about robbing the corrupt and helping the needy managed to rob over 370 crores from the common public.

I could be talking about any movie, but the above line is in context to Salman Khan’s Eid-Entertainer; ‘Kick’. It’s somehow difficult to digest watching a movie where a humongously rich actor collaborates with other monetary powerhouses to give an example of a common man taking up an impossible and probably life-threatening task of remanding the corrupt. I mean why pick a social message and spice it up enough for it to pass as entertainment? If you can’t fix the problems yourself, or be a part of the needed change, why address the issue in the first place? Why cash-in on people’s emotions,  use ‘star-power’ and not send across a suitable message?

This movie isn’t the only one to do so, Jai Ho, Sivaji-the boss, and numerous other movies from the South Indian Film Industry tackle issues of corruption and explain that one man,  if pushed far enough to the limit can unleash his true power and channel his rage to flip over the entire ‘corrupt system’.

But that can’t really happen. Someone even voicing a similar thought could be vanished from existence in no time. The audience these days that watch such movies are smart enough to realise that. That’s why we never see such instances of the common man trying to one-up the corrupt. Or maybe that may have happened but he was successfully vanished.

The audiences have realised that the actor in the movie is a super-power and only the characters he portrays is strong enough to achieve the impossible ‘uprising’. Maybe that’s why Rajinikanth is considered as a god and is worshipped, because they know noone else can convincingly act out such ‘super-characters’ who achieve the unheard.

The problem only lies in the fact that such movies have become a mainstay in Hindi Cinema. A trend that every modern-day actor has tried to cash into. There is no one actor to be blamed for this.

Hindi Cinema has been run on ‘common men’ with ‘hidden power of belief/rage/younameit’ who beat insurmountable odds. This approach has been overused from the 70s and it has somehow evolved to ‘leave-your-brains-at-home’ entertainers.

But then watching a two-and-a-half hour movie that exudes in every scene what I’ve written above , actually managed to stir up these thoughts and become the very foundation of this piece. This is even funnier because the makers of the movie would’ve never possibly imagined this effect of their ‘entertainer’.

This rant might come across as pointless to certain readers, and maybe it is. But I had scribbled this quite a while ago, and I felt it had to see the light of the day! I’m pretty sure somebody out there would agree with my views on the topic.

Very Nice.

That’s become my response to everything these days… so I’ve been told. Oh who am I kidding? It indeed is.

In life you’re come across a point in life where you’re indifferent to most things around you. Some things easier than others. Others I’m just forced to not react. I’m not sure if it is due to things not going your way or you’re just bored. Sometimes it can be both.

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I was too bored to sit on my desk and write this post, so I decided to type this while I’m on bed. That’s my laziness derived from boredom. While arranging the laptop on my abdomen, I lost my grip and it hit my face. *don’t ask* I hope it doesn’t swell.

Now in cases like these, you can’t help but not react. Or in my case, say the one phrase that defines it for you…’Very nice!’

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Zip it. Please.

You could hear the voice if you had your iPods on. Cause I could hear it with my iPod on, And I listen to some thrashy (not trashy) music most of the times. I felt if I nearly deafened myself I would be able to ignore their noise and get on with my work.

Why does being a writer have to be so quirky, so visible. Why do people have to see you talk to yourself? Or see you think and come up with something. And if they can see you, why do they have to call you and break your concentration at that exact moment. Why can’t they just ZIP IT?

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Exploring Reliance Digital – The Good, Bad & Me.

A shiny new outlet in the cool looking Times Square Building, Reliance Digital welcomed me with confusion. First on my part, where I showed up on the wrong date, confusing the employees. I was taken to some guy who sent me to some lady (I’m a little bad with names.) The nice lady helped me clear my confusion without letting me feel embarrassed (though I was on the inside.)

Here I was geared up for my next visit; I went there after my lunch-time and reached there around theirs. By then the people

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