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To You – My friend…

In Cartoons, Crazy, Writing on February 4, 2011 at 11:56 pm

Dear Friend,

I can not tell you what happened last night but I beg you from bottom of my heart to forgive me for what happened. I feel terrible that you found yourself in situation that caused you additional pain. But I am absolutely sure  that whatever you said last night, was provoked, even deserved.  And everybody says things they regret, when they are worried and stressed. You were expecting to see someone you trusted and met the enemy instead. The fault is mine. Someday I’ll explain everything. Meanwhile I’m still here.

Talk to me !

Your neighbor & friend.

A letter delivered at my doorstep, early this morning. Could see the feeling of remorse. Is it? I doubt. He has been a good friend and a neighbour to me. Me and Krazy, as we call him, has been friend since the day we met at warden’s chamber. He was nice and definitely crazy. A fat guy with large heart – we often tell him. But he becomes real nasty when it comes to hurt him. Physically… No way, this big fat guy has enough punches in store. Though he looks cool and calm but don’t go by looks. As they say, ‘Looks can be deceptive‘. He is a good friend to fiends and  nasty to nasty. His principle a rose for a rose and punches for punch. I remember and incident when we just shifted to our hostel. It was supposedly an unofficially ragging session. This guy had an altercation with a senior ‘coz somebody abused him from seniors’ IM chat calling him names… He replied in the same language. The senior got pissed off. This crazy fellow of mine said F%$K Off, mad fellow!The matter had to be mediated by fellow seniors and classmates. The matter took months to get them together again, but once a thread get broken however you try to tie them together, there will always be a knot, A reminder of what happened. He follows the simple rule tit for tat. Otherwise he is ok with his friends occasionally emotional too.

If you happen to visit his room, you can find everything within his one hand reach. A water bottle on either side of his chair and one beside his bed. Maggi noodles in cupboard, chips on table. A half eaten burger in plate along with Pepsi bottle. Lappy on his table with books around it. Itunes playing either a slow hindi song or thumping classic rock in quick succession. More often you would hear Jagjit Singh’s wo kaagaz ki kashti … wo baarish ka paani.

We are good friends as are neighbors are supposed to be, even more than that. but something happened last night. It was truth or dare game, we play often after getting drunk. During this game, something happened and he blurted out where he had to keep mum. It was about a topic which we four friends discussed a day before. And he was quite pessimistic that the girl was not true to one of our friends. She is playing a game of hide and seek with that poor fellow. Once out of college, she will not any take time to dump him and move on. Even if she doesn’t and maintains contact  with this chap, anyway his life would be more miserable. This issue had hurt him, don’t know why? Any way he poured all his heart out in front of him I wonder if he remembered a shit. Though he was right in my POV but who are you to interfere in another person’s life, however close you are to him. Let him live his life his own way. he is not a child to be cared every time he slips. He is an adult and is capable to think his own rights & wrongs. Let him learn. One learns after committing mistake. Anyway, I had to do an extra hour of duty to comfort my another friend, to stop crying.  Finally I thought of writing him back.

Dear friend,

I understand your emotions towards your friend but we have our own  limits… we are not supposed to interfere in one’s life. I understand you being close to him want good to him. But you must understand it is his own life. Eventually he has to decide the course of action for his life.  Regarding your meeting with me, its Okie, I shall come to your room. And nothing serious about this fellow Vikram. Don’t worry I can handle it on my own.

Don’t get personal, strictly business my friend. Hope you would understand.

Your neighbour.

PS:

  • Mail courtesy : “You’ve got Mail” mail from NY152 to shopgirl. I am enchanted with this movie. Have watched it hundreds of time.
  • This post is little fact and for the most part it’s fiction.
  • This post idea is from The daily Post
  • Image courtesy Oneyearbiblelog.com

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The Award for ‘Best Actor in negative Role’ goes to…

In Art, Thoughts, Writing on February 3, 2011 at 12:05 am

This is a recent development. Almost all Award functions introduces the best performing actor in grey shades as “Best Actor in negative Role” particularly in India. It wasn’t so earlier. These award for this category was introduced as  ‘Award for best Villain’. I believe there is nothing wrong with that. If you happen to see old Hindi/Bollywood movie. The prominent names among villains are likes of Ajit, Jeevan …and Pran. Their acting were so lively, often people misunderstood them to be BAD MAN in real life too.

But my heart goes to the most villainous character of the all Pran Krishan Sikand. Not only I feared him but hated him a lot. Later when I had senses, it was “what an acting Pran sahab ! “.

Born in old Delhi, he started working in films at Lahore (now in Pakistan). Performed in some 22 films before shifting to Bombay (Now Mumbai) in 1947 post Indo-Pak partition. Here also, not unlike all actors he had to struggle for films. Got his first break in Movie Ziddi. And his full of life acting made him an overnight star. A favorite villain for all directors and producers in bollywood. A villain whom people hated from the very core of their heart.  His reel life became so prominent that, people on the street would run away on his sight. In later half of his 6 decades of association with bollywood Pran chose to do character roles. And the hits came along. Don, Zanjeer, Amar Akbar Anthony and lots more.  People close to Pran often admire his dedication to the work.

Few of the Awards in his armory:


  • 1973 Best Actor of the Decade — for Zanjeer By Uttar Pradesh Film Journalists Association

  • 1977-78  Most Versatile Actor            Bombay Film Award
  • 1980     Shiromani Award for outstanding Motion Picture Performance – By The Vice President of India
  • 2000   Hero Honda “Villain of the Millennium” for best Actor in Negative role – Hero Honda Stardust Salute to Indian Cinema Millennium Honours
  • 2000  Life time Achievement Award – Screen Awards.
  • March 2001  Padmabhushan –  The Govt of India

 

Pran is undoubtedly the living legend of Indian Cinema. Read his biography “…and Pran

...and Pran

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I am what I am….and I see what I see.

In Cartoons, Pictures, scribblings, Uncategorized, Writing on February 1, 2011 at 1:10 am

Today’s topic is “Are you Optimistic or Pessimistic or something else?

That ‘Something else’ may be dealt as in this pic…

Image via edu.uni-klu.ac.at

More clearly by this 😀

So Question comes to : Are you an optimist, pessimist or a Realist?

If I want to see Glass Half Full I see it Half full and when I want to see it half empty I see Half empty. Though the term is so cliché, So here is new term “Half dead or Half alive” 😀 .

Image via antbag.com

Have you ever imagined What an optimist and pessimist think about heart palpitation?

Image via propercourse.blogspot.com

Depends what are the circumstances and how shall cash on the opportunity.  Practically Optimism is good to an extent and pessimism is certainly bad for health. Though having both the perspective, gives a clear picture of the issue at hand. I feel I am neither optimist nor a pessimist but a composite mixture of two. Better said “I am what I am and I see what I see“.

What do you think, you are?

PS: congratulations “m_ayer” for achieving 100 post target.

100th Blog Post

In Blog on January 31, 2011 at 11:50 pm

Hi everybody
Wow… this is an achievement in itself for me.   This is my 100th post. Time for celebrations.  😀

Thanks to daily Post and several other bloggers including my official blog buddy Charlie and unofficial blog buddies (sufia, Alan, jackie, Koelombo and many more) who motivated and inspired me in the process. Having come here, I shall strive to challenge myself to learn more n more and keep you and me entertained in the process.
cheers 🙂
Rajiv

Alone in the Wilderness

In quote, scribblings, Thoughts on January 28, 2011 at 11:51 pm

Image Via neil-wade.photosheltor.com

It was same feeling all along. He just wanted to be left alone for sometime. Far from all the chaos. It’s unimaginable how technology can be menace to life. He had been living example. Mobile phones with all sort of messages and calls from people around,  has taken peace of mind. Restless soul wanted to Go away from all these and spend sometime alone, introspecting. Just wanted to ask to himself, Do you work for Life? or Life is for Work?

Crazy soul is hell-bent on letting itself loose. It just wants to move to some unknown direction where no body calls and nobody listens. Just him and wilderness. You would wonder how it helps to unclog your mind and delve deep into your soul.

We have mobile phone, internet and several other mode of communication all around us still sometimes it feels lonely. How does it feel to be surrounded by people and STILL be LONELY?

Challenge for myself:

Spend One Complete day without mobile phone, without Internet.

The soul that sees beauty may sometimes walk alone.  – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

 

Image via trekearth.com

Have you ever been surrounded by people and still felt lonely?   How did you overcome with that feeling?

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