Monday, 31 March 2014


Memories of another spring once more
to make my wounds bloom again
in the new found comfort of the young leaves
green on the old branches of my tree.
When this merry wind blows in its tipsy gait
on a slow afternoon and I feel it
on my drowsy eyes heavy with remembrance
I realise how cruel the beautiful spring can be.
The dry and barren hills resonating
with the empty grey  silence of far away
mark the territory of my vanquished dreams .
As the green leaves smile all around
and beckon me to join the carnival of life
something or the other brings you back
with the memories of another spring , once more.

Sunday, 30 March 2014


Somewhere in the farthest corner of the sky
the lonely star that shines, away from the crowd.
droplets of hope falling from the honeycomb.
To hold this flow of life and taste it
on my thirsty lips and dried tongue.
Let me take this last chance to live
handed over by fate and lick the
last dregs of nectar dripping from my cup .
I need  to live now or never.

Monday, 24 March 2014


I wanted you to stay with me
in a haze of memories like a dusty trail
on a dry summer afternoon.
But you chose to remain
in the drops of tears under the dark circles
beneath my tired sleepless eyes.
If I ask you now , why , for what reason
did you remain a piece of grief for me.
I know you will deny it outright.
Then how do I explain the lonely vigil
by the telephone throughout the night
waiting for it to ring once again.

Saturday, 22 March 2014

Whatever people may say about love ............

Whatever people may say about love,
not all of it may be always true.
Whether it is an illusion of mind
or does it really make the world change ;
has been a mystery to many .
Whatever people may say ,
love does not bless everyone.
There are those who spend a lifetime
in vain, searching the feel of love.
And some who never realise the mistake
of letting love slip away , unheralded
into the oblivion of that missed moment.
Whatever people may say about love,
it's not the togetherness that binds the souls;
but the yearning in the hearts , that passion
searing through two hearts physically apart,
which cross all boundaries of the rules
defined by this world , breaks the barriers
in its stride and make things happen .
To be in love and feel it unfold
is the dream which is real , the story
that continue even after ending so many times.

Sunday, 16 March 2014

Queen of the hearts.

Kangna Ranaut is amazing in the movie Queen. Saw it today after missing it last week. Many of my friends on FB has senn it and have provided rave reviews  of it. I agree with them. The movie is a feel good experience which buoys the spirit . And Kangna has given her everything in the scenes. Her de glam look in the movie and the vulnerable yet determined expression on her sweet face tugs a string in your heart. Rarely has a bollywood heroine tried to look so ordinary yet ruled the hearts without  even a hint of sex appeal. After watching the movie you leave the hall with a smile on your face and a fine impression of Kangna as an actress. She deserves respect for her work .

While watching the movie comparisonss with "  Zindagi na milegi dobara " may come to mind. But both are different in structure. Here the psychology of the protagonist is not deeply explored. rather it is a narrative based on experiences of a caged soul trying to break free and understand itself. The scenes are very well conceived and edited. in spite of no action, villains and dramatic storyline, it keeps you glued to the seat on the back of a capable editing. The cities of Paris and Amsterdam are very nicely photographed. And by keeping the dialogues in various languages and the accented English of everyone the meaning is conveyed much easily . All the supporting cast have been effective in their roles.

And Lisa Haydon. My ,my , she is really a bomb.

Sunday, 2 March 2014

"Shaadi ke Side effects"

"Shaadi ke Side effects" is a timepass fare.   On wife's insistence and because of Vidya Balan,  we watched the movie this evening. It spreads good humour and light hearted banter. But that's it. It can be a goood option to de-stress . Almost like a TV show without a break . Or rather like one of those old Rajashree pictures movies repackaged in the modern urban settings with better technology.  Personally I liked it in bits and pieces  because of the acting by Farhan Akhtar and Vidya . The movie seems to drag at the end and two unnecessary songs could well have been edited out.
Actually the movie pokes fun at the travails of a married man and trivialises the real issues for some laughs. But you don't carry any part of the movie with you after the show. It is not a great movie but a good one to watch with the entire family without bothering to flinch at the dialogues, scenes and violence .