Saturday, December 19, 2009

My favourite movie quotes of all time - Part 1

You notice how these days everything I write about comes in parts???? Is it because there are so many wonderful things that make up numerous moments at various points in our bleach stretched lives or Is it because we are like children in Toys-r-us who might want something today but another thing tomorrow, not ready to commit permanantly to one set of things and hence in order to avoid appearing fickle minded we'd like others to think we have infact pre-thought everything and have this grand plan which we shall reveal in due course of time and ofcourse in parts :D Well this is a discussion for another post another day but for now here are some memorable lines according to me.

"Destiny is the bridge you build to the one you love" - My sassy girl

"I'm just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her" - Notting Hill

"Look, I guarantee that we'll have tough times. And I guarantee that at some point, one or both of us will want to get out of this thing. But I also guarantee that if I don't ask you to be mine I'll regret it for the rest of my life. Because I know in my heart, you're the only one for me." - Runaway Bride

"If I forget to tell you later, I had a really great time tonight" - Pretty Woman

"Kevin: What about you? You don't have any needs? Jane: No. I'm Jesus." - 27 dresses

"People wait their whole lives to see an ex when things are going really good. it NEVER happens. You could make relationship history! " - Music & Lyrics

"Kat Ellis: You know what pisses me off? I've been spilling my guts all weekend and I don't know a thing about you. Nick Mercer: I'm allergic to fabric softener. I majored in comparative literature at Brown. I hate anchovies. And I think I'd miss you even if we never met" - The wedding date

"I'd rather fight with you than make love with anyone else." - The wedding date

"You're like the Yoda of escorts. Getting you on the phone was harder than getting into college" - The wedding date

"Sometimes the greatest journey is the distance between two people" - The Painted Veil

"Fester Fester Fester, Rot Rot Rot" -  French Kiss 
(While on the topic of French Kiss, I must pause to elaborate that this line is definitely not the most memorable in the movie but it gets the mention as it is the most accessible one to write. Makes sense in a way doesnt it coz otherwise I'd have to write the whole damn screenplay over here as everything about this movie is memorable.)

Right, So I guess we'll make this part concise..Leaves a path for more parts doesnt it! (Snigger Snigger)


Saturday, October 24, 2009

Votes Needed for a Creative Writing Competition

For a creative writing competition sponsoredby Dell, India; I submitted 3 of my poems. The link to each one is pasted below:

Please visit all the above 3 links and vote for me. Will really appreciate it. Want to get atleast 100 votes so tht judges will get to read my work. It may ask you to register before you vote, mostly to make sure you are a real person and not an auto bot, so please give a valid email id and register and VOTE!!

Your vote matters and each vote counts.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009


I am still new to the hashtags concept in Twitter..Consider me a novice experimenting with it still..As soon as I have had enough experience with that one I will post my views on it for sure as I seem to have an opinion about everything anyways :)

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Love Thesis Part 1

Part 1 coz this is one topic on which opinions evolve(read differ) with time. So I am sure that many more sequels will follow.

It haunts me day and night...Every moment...Everything in sight.....Its a sweet agony I put myself through...In case you're wondering what the bloody hell I am talking about...its bittersweet memories. Love is a strange emotion and I am beginning to believe it as with the progress of time, love reveals many of its hidden facets one by one.
I once heard in some movie that you are only as happy as you choose to be; or was that you end up with the exact partner that you wish to have...hmmm (am I got it...the line was and I quote " Every woman has the exact love life she wants" and I distinctly remember my reaction to it too and I quote " Bull Shit " :)
Nobody wants to be miserable or lonely or trapped or all the other words that are not spelled H-A-P-P-Y or be defined as deliriously delighted get the picture don't you! We'll talk more about this subsequently.

There I was, a year ago, on a Saturday night, in a basement apartment at Carriage Hill Dr, with my roomies watching 1920 and drinking cha (not me....them); After the movie, we started talking about various things...God, Religion, Rabindranath Tagore.......and Love. One of my roomies, Mohor, started telling us about this incident that happened few years ago. A bengali girl and a bengali boy in love but from different castes. They went around for few years and then suddenly the guy steps back saying that his parents will never agree to an intercaste alliance (In today's day and age in educated families??? Well yes it happens but it is very easily walked around by the educated youth in metropolitan cities). The ever famous " I can't marry you but I will never marry anyone else either" or in this case it must be said " ami kokhono biye korbo na". The girl ofcourse was heartbroken and it took her a long time (few years) to collect herself and try to move on. She did bump into that guy at some later point to come to know that he fell in love and married a punjabi from Delhi. What was she supposed to infer? Did the guy just use his parents as an excuse to move away? Possible! It also could be that he dint find it in him to fight for this girl? Probable I say! A friend once told me that if a guy really wants a girl he will do anything to get her...So whom he wanted was evident wasnt it? But is the answer any consolation for the girl? Speculate!

We moved on to discuss a book "Bengal Nights" by world renowned Mircea Eliade and "It Does Not Die" by Maitreyi Devi. The names are english translations for "La nuit Bengale" (French) and "Na Hanyate" (Bengali) respectively. Both the books are semiautobiographical novels which details the passionate love affair of Alain, a young French engineer, and Maitreyi, the daughter of his Indian employer.

These books are commonly called the His and Her versions as they both are different projections of the same story. Their love story. This was later made into the movie that we know as "Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam".  Here the Maitreyi was forced to leave Alain and marry an Indian doctor and every shred of evidence that Alain ever existed was destroyed including the tree Alain had planted in their household. It was as if Alain never came into their lives. These books make an interesting read for many reasons, apart from the story, one of which being the different points of view of the same story by the two genders involved in it. Broken heart and unfulfilled love made Mircea brush of the love story of his life as a purely physical relationship which ended at a point. He never could understand how Maitreyi Devi could forget their love, buckle under her parents and marry someone else and lead a normal life with kids and the daily chaos while he remained alone all his life in her wake. But being an Indian girl where family held the most power and the times were not so modern, she had two options :1) To run away with Mircea and watch her family die in shame 2) Forget her dreams and save her family. She gave up Mircea alright but put up a brave fight for a very long time against the arranged marriage. Only emotional blackmail could yeild the desired results finally.

What in life would equate to circumstances beyond your control and circumstances you just did not have the balls to fight around (or consider it worthy to fight for)? Clearly the second story was circumstances beyond control; 60 years past, in orthodox India, even Mircea being a guy could not fight and was driven away back to his country; so what could a girl do? But the first story, set in present India had much more chances to succeed but clearly the boy had not felt it worthy to fight for the girl in question which he undoubtedly did for the next one.

So two different love stories with a difference of 60 years or so spanning between tell me friends, how do I equate the line "Every woman has the exact love life that she wants" in these two situations? Do you think they got what they wanted?

More to follow
~ K

Saturday, September 26, 2009


He walks into a posh nightclub
Scans the crowd thru the hubbub
Has you marked in a trice
A rich blonde with cascading curls, easy to entice;
Oh yes! you are his prize
Whispering sweet nothings would suffice
Soon has you blushing, Ah it’s your vice

Lies, Lies, Lies…..
He Lies, Lies, Lies…..He’s a charlatan

He bewitches you with his eyes
They are bright green and telling lies
Mesmerizes you with all his guiles
Makes you forget your mum’s old advice
Takes you to bed in his stranger’s guise
Will then show you all the highs
Along with tonight's moonrise

Lies, Lies, Lies…..
He Lies, Lies, Lies…..He’s a charlatan

You wake up alone in the bed
Realize that you’ve been an airhead
You look at the empty house around
Stand in the middle of your room dumbfound
Somewhere in your head there’s a dull aching
No point looking for the engagement ring
Too late, you’ve fallen for all his raving

Lies, Lies, Lies…..
He Lies, Lies, Lies…..He’s a charlatan

Soon you’ll be as obsessed as me
Yeah, I was his long island AMY

Believe me it’s just not my heart that I want
But till I find him, such taverns I shall haunt
For now he is far away from here,that am sure
Cavorting with another pretty he’s soon gonna lure
Forget any rule that still applies
Even she won’t get any chance at goodbyes

Lies, Lies, Lies…..
He Lies, Lies, Lies…..He’s a charlatan


Tuesday, September 22, 2009

It must be LOVE!

The first rays of the morning sun
Caress and nudge me awake
I run my hands through the tousled sheets
And press them to my face
I smell the sexy fragrance
That remind me he was there
I feel the tingles all over again, I swear

I go thru the day in a daze
I am seeing life in a haze
I am in the constant state of excite
I feel like chasing that high kite

It must be love, what I am feeling
This feeling is damn appealing
It must be love and I am reeling
Let’s go on a long drive to Darjeeling

Running amok in the twilight shields
Butterflies, a million in the cornfields
I sit by the window dreaming
His crinkly gray bluish eyes
All laws of nature it defies
That certain way he looks at me
And chants my name “oh Rosalie”

It must be love, what I am feeling
Oh my heart it is that you’re stealing
It must be love and I am keeling
Gimme a kiss that’s all revealing

Dancing at the downtown pub
He gathered me close amidst the hub
I run my hand over his scraggly stubble
I tell you, am living in a big love bubble
Back in our bed, in his warm embrace
Am thrilled as he confessed “Love you Rosalie Grace”
Smiling, I drift away having finally found my place.

It must be love; I know I belong with you
I would die but could never bid adieu
It must be love, what a colorful hue
I love you and I know this to be true
It must be love…I know it is…….


Thursday, June 18, 2009

Some Sonnets

Another Chance

Trapped under the chores of life
Pressures, tensions, daily strife
Couldn’t wait, Couldn’t stop
Challenges nonstop
You were the wind, you were the breeze
You were always there to put me at ease
My smile, your life’s quest
I realize now; my heart smiled at your behest
You were my sun, you were the moon
My god’s gift, you were the boon

You were my heart, oh sweetheart
Can’t believe with you I part
Scared and aghast
I ran at last
What I left, what I lost
I want another chance to erase that past
I loved you then, I love you now
Will show you how
If you but allow
The rest of my life, I vow.


Priceless Images

Are ghosts of the past
Go deep as the ocean vast
Flashes and flashes
Flicker and shimmer
Some hot whiplashes
Some delightful glimmer
The story of our lives
In just Images……Priceless!

Every step, every stage
Challenges are faced
No matter the age
A set of choices
None right or wrong
Just how well you sing that song
Trying to stay afloat among plenty
On hindsight everything is 20/20
The story of our lives
In just Images……Priceless!


The emptiness, the silence,
The dark dead end wall;
Should I succumb, should I surrender?
Should I give in to them all?


Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Mediterranean Romance

The bright blemish-less sky
The depth of your eye
The Mediterranean hue
Everything is clear blue

A stroke from my paint brush
The early morning hush
Waking up in your warm embrace
I find me in an ecstatic place

You filled all the cracks
I stopped looking at the flashbacks
You healed all the hurt
Life now is one big dessert

Love heals
Love reveals
That life is worth more than one chance
Worth more than a look askance
Everything thanks to you, my romance.


Monday, February 23, 2009

25 Random Things About Moi!!!!

I just noticed this note flying around Facebook with all the cool, uncool and nerdy ones doing this...........Wherever I saw there was this note giving me the come hither looks and yes I admit I capitulated enough to make an attempt to write the same.

25 random things about me for all who were jobless enough to wander to this page and moronic enough to read it......(snigger snigger)....Mean me......!!!!!

1) I am LAZEEEEEE.....I decided to write this 3 weeks ago, wrote the title and saved the draft a week ago, actually started 4 days ago and posted it today....Need any more evidence???

2) I think Micheal J Fox is one of the cutest son-of-a-guns around in the world. Don't ask me to elaborate further for your own health.

3) Time and again I obsess over the question " Did I throw a coin over my shoulder into the Fountain De Trevi in Rome?"

4) I think I threw the coin facing the fountain and not over my shoulder. Legend has it that if you throw a coin over your shoulder into this fountain you will visit Rome again and I sooooo desperately want to go back there again and hence the obsessing part.

5) I think I do not like much of reality. That would probably explain why I like Fantasy Fictions to the hilt. I simply loved the Twilight Series, Harry Potter Series and Aisling Grey Guardian series.

6) I diss the Inheritance trilogy and the Dark matters omnibus. But yes, the concept was good...nevertheless if I wanted to read so much of physics I would have done a goddamn B.Sc in physics.

7) At the cost of repeating myself, I repeat - I love the Harry Potter Series. JKR rules....but naming Harry's second son Albus Severus is where I draw the line.

8) I hate Delhi'ites. If you are one and you are reading this and it hurts your feelings.....well.......ah.....I don't give a rats arse.

9) I suck at invention. All the poems and stories in my blog have a personal episode behind it. I can't concoct even if my life depended on it.

10) Italy is my home away from home and I wouldn't be satiated short of another 50 trips in the least.

11) I will only marry that guy who will take me on a month long honeymoon in Europe; Italy, Greece mandatory. ( Other requirements are that he be less than 30 yrs old, 6ft tall and drop dead handsome :P )

12) One of my complaints in life is that - After 2 Masters Degrees in USA, and hordes of friends from all nations, I do not boast of a single Gay friend. Now what else should a girl do to get herself the perfect best friend????

13) I fell asleep while making this list up.

14) My father is the first brightest star I can see from my bedroom window.

15) Me thinks Euphemism is fun at times.

16) If anybody has any preconceived notions about me which are totally not me, I move sun and moon to make sure that's how they see me till the day they cough up and die.

17) I firmly believe that humanity's greatest illusion is the belief that you can change a fellow human being.

18) I think for every 18 years of the female species, the male needs to be 120 years for a match in the intellectual and emotional maturities. That's why we never get the perfect man for us....They are all dead and underground by the time they are perfect for us.

19) I am NOT a feminist. Feminism advocates the theory of equality of the sexes. I believe the sexes can never be equal. Females are unarguably superior.

20) I like riling up people. I believe the utterly secure can never be riled.

21) I have the memory of an elephant. I never forget ever. When I say I have forgotten something people know I am lying ( Do not use this point for simple day to day affairs. It is perfectly okay for me to forget where I misplaced the TV remote); which also explains why I suck at lying and concoction. For more clarifications refer to point 9 in this list.

22) Edward is my name for the perfect man on earth. I think an Edward exists for every female on Planet Earth.

23) I am waiting for my Edward.

24) I believe my fairy tale expectations in life and romance are foolish on my part given my experiences with the reality of life.

25) Nevertheless I still have fairy tale expectations and I believe in the goodness of people. And yes I know that I am a fool.



Thursday, February 12, 2009

A Dream

Enough of poems people....My attempt at a song

I have a dream in my eye

All the longings and a sigh!

Wish it were true my oh my

It’s resounding in my cry

I’ve worked so hard

I’ve come so far

Yet am no near

Haven’t lost all my fear

Its killing me oh yes it is; All the waiting

Frustrations, demonstrations, allegations, agitations;

Wanna replace ‘em all

With outstanding ovations

I have a dream in my eye

All the longings and a sigh!

Wish it were true my oh my

It’s resounding in my cry

At times I lose hope

Think of giving up

Everything is a test of endurance

I’ll strive to carry on

I don’t wanna take the easy route

The challenge is in getting there

Am choosing hope against hope

And am gonna make it there

I have a dream in my eye

All the longings and a sigh!

Wish it were true my oh my

It’s resounding in my cry