Sunday, July 12, 2015

Because it pays to be a snob.....

.....when it comes to writing.

Weird much? You might want to read the whole piece here.

Oh, and not to miss the Liz Gilbert video :)

Have a great week ahead y'all!


Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Day 14 - The best thing I read today

This is THE best thing I read today.

Here's wishing every Father who has raised his little girl to believe that she is no less than anyone, a Happy Father's Day!


Thursday, June 18, 2015

Day 13 - Overanalyze this, and that!

Now that work deadlines and season five of GoT has come to an end (sob!), its time to sit down and write again.

Just the other day I stumbled upon an article written by an author whose writing I quite enjoy. She had written a piece about the movie Dil Dhadakne Do and how it shows women in a bad light.

I am not sure how many of you have seen the movie. But if you have,  what is your opinion?

I quite enjoyed the movie and in my opinion I felt that she has over analysed the movie a bit much! Don’t get me wrong. I am definitely a supporter of equality of the sexes and everything, but why must we dissect everything we see and hear today?

If you ask me, the men in the movie were equally flawed, if not more than the women.

It is after all a piece of fiction and I believe there is no need to delve any deeper to it than what meets the eye. It is a movie that showcases broken relationships and insecurities that many of us face in our day to day lives. It has been well portrayed by all the actors and that is all there is to it. If there are instances where some of the female characters are shown as submissive, over-emotional and lacking confidence, then the male protagonists too are shown as rash, irresponsible, and pompous! But then of course they all realize their shortcomings and come together in the end to live happily ever after. Just like how it happens in most movies.

Let us not unnecessarily over analyze and make everything about gender, race, class, etc.

Imagine a piece of fiction that features men and women who are flawless, living in a perfect world without any problems, would there be any story at all?


Thursday, June 4, 2015

Thoughts on reading Sheryl's note to Dave

I came across Sheryl Sandberg’s note about her husband last evening. I had tears in my eyes even before I reached midway.

The trauma, the heartache, the void – she pours her heart out in honest words and thanks every single person who has been her rock during her darkest hours.

Millions of supporters offer her their prayers and well wishes pour in from various parts of the globe.

There are many amongst us who go through what Sheryl did.

But a majority choose to keep their heartaches to themselves. They do not how to articulate. Even if they did, there may be no one to listen.

A loss of a loved one is irreplaceable. No matter what your last name is, I am sure the pain is mind numbing to say the least.

Respect to each and every one of you who have reached this far.

I pray you keep going ahead, much farther and much more stronger.


Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Day 11 - The city that means home

You know a while back I had started this section on the blog called Out of Focus.

Let us revive that as a part of this 30-day challenge, shall we?

Kochi Backwaters

This photo was taken two years ago when I was on board my father’s ship. He happened to be posted in Kochi during that time and we as a family grabbed the chance to spend one entire day on board.
Boy, was it fun! We had a grand guided tour of the ship followed by a lovely meal.  Post which, my sister and I watched the dolphins from the deck, and waved at almost every other ship that passed by.
(Of course I also bullied her into posing for photos at almost every nook and corner.)

The day came to an end sooner than we expected and this was the last shot I could manage before sunset.

Isn't she a beauty?