Friday, 30 November 2012

A graved scholar

When I die,
Don't burn me into ashes..
I'm no phoenix,
mere a mortal soul,
bury me thou,
down the grime, (dust)
the sepulchered litterateur.. ( a graved scholar)

Thursday, 29 November 2012

Life Of Pi - Movie Review

Life of PI (2012)

Major Cast and Crew (on credit basis)

Director By: Ang Lee

Written By: David Magee (Screenplay)
                   Yann Martel (Novel)

Lead Cast
Pi Patel                                    -           Suraj Sharma (Protagonist)
Adult Pi Patel                           -           Irrfan Khan

Parallel Lead

11-12 years Pi Patel                -           Ayush Tondon
5 years Pi Patel                       -           Gautam Belur
Santosh Patel                          -           Adil Hussain
(Pi’s Father)
Gita Patel                                -           Tabu
(Pi’s mother)   
Ravi Patel                                -           Vibish Sivakumar
(Pi’s elder brother,18-19 years)
Ravi (13-14 years)                  -           Mohd Abbas Khaleeli
Ravi (7 years)                          -           Ayan Khan
Writer                                      -           Rafe Spall

Supporting cast
Anandi (Pi’s beloved)                          -           Sharvanthi Sainath
Cook                                                    -           Gerard Depardieu
Insurance Investigators                       -           James Saito, Jun Naito
Mama Ji                                               -           Elie Alouf
and others

Synopsis: An Indian man, relocated from Pondicherry to Canada, named Pi Patel narrates the story of his catastrophic voyage and sinking of a Cargo ship carrying his family and zoo animals to an author.
In the Pacific Ocean on a life boat coterie by a Bengal tiger, named by a clerical blunder -Richard Parker, his only hope and companion who made ‘the vegetarian Pi’  catch fish to feed him and survive for a long, extricate and saved himself to be eaten by the tiger and abrogated by the sea.

Himmilicious Review:
Heard since childhood “Where there’s a will, there’s a way” and “A straw supports a drowning man”
Stendhal said “A very small degree of hope is sufficient to cause the birth of love”
and the movie is all about Hope, Human expectation, Belief in ‘Gods’ or ‘religions’, fight for life, not quitting and positive approach.

Yes, Winners never quit and quitter never wins!

If it’s movie, it’s Hollywood and now this time in fraternization with Bollywood’s impeccable actors Irrfan Khan, Tabu and a preeminent debut of nineteen years Delhi boy Suraj Sharma.
and of course ‘Mr.Richard Parker”
Life of Pi is an adaptation of the book ‘Life of Pi” by Yann Martel.
The story was apparently unfilmable ‘non-fictioned’ fiction but Ang lee (the incredible ‘hulk’ director) did it.
A teen abiding more than two hundred days on a life boat, being the only human survivor with a Bengal tiger who wants to eat him!
I didn’t read the book and came to know about it after the movie only.
WOW! What an adventurous journey of a man left me speechless giving Goosebumps.
It’s another remarkable achievement in the account of the director, both creative and monetary.
The film starts with narrative chit chat of Pi (known and bantered for long as Piscine Molitor Patel, named after a swimming pool in France by his broad chest- thin legs uncle) with the writer and goes into flashback and tells his experience.
The young Pi develops inclination for multiple religions. He does not choose one over the other because the one who believes in one religion discards the other.(Maybe he wanted to be logical and rational and his parents helped him a lot in this) He made a witty sarcasm, he was a Muslim, a Christian, a Baptist too and of course a Hindu because they have approximately 330 million  ‘Gods’ .
He falls in love in the music class, his mother asked to join and eventually leaves without “satisfactory goodbye to Anandi- the almost love of his life”
His father owns a zoo in Pondicherry and decided to relocate in Canada.
They had all their animals, quite a large number of beasts.
The ship sunk and somehow he managed to survive on a life boat with a zebra.
Later he got to know that about the hidden Hyena and the Orangutan. The Hyena kills the zebra and the Orangutan. Finally with a ‘solid entry in Bollywood style’ the tiger appears and kills the Hyena who wants to kill Pi. (I think the tiger meant as a parable for how clashing cultures can learn to dwell without leaving their basic beliefs)
Then the journey of survival begins, to win over another species, to deal with unfavourable conditions, correct- incorrect decisions, the carnivorous jungle, ray of hope and not quitting.
The thrilling focus is on visuals, Inspiring story and the movie bumbler part of insurance investigators.

“When you say truth, no one believes but when you lie, all believe”
He makes another story to them because they’re unsatisfied with Pi’s tale. They beg for some “sensible-easy to believe” story, they accept and leave..
(He replaces the animals with human characters)

“so it goes with the god” ( psst psst remember OH MY GOD – Religion is to believe what makes you feel logical)

I liked the movie.. You have your own interpretation.
Go and watch it! You’re going to love it!!

Irrfan with best of his enunciating expressions ornaments the movie.

My rating ***1/2

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

My Perturbed Pneuma : Almanac #5

I decided to relinquish it many times. I thought, I cannot. I was a deserter but my mutinous ambitions kept knotted me. I still live by my that itch of procuring serenity but I don't know.. I'm in rummage of what??

I delve deep, many times, almost daily, within the walls of my chimeras and fizzle to cryptanalyze...

my perturbed pneuma ....

Almanac - The Chronicles of my Paranoiac Heeds..! #5

Friday, 23 November 2012

Tera Ehesaas

Tujhe kareeb na paa kar ye ehesaas hua,
kitni gareeb hai zindagi teri yaadon ke bina, 
tu paas hota toh kat jati ye raate, 
tu hi toh ek mere dil ke khaas hua, 

Bhaari saanso me lipat kar har raat soti hai, 
Meri aanhe teri baahon me yu simat kar, 
ye chaadar, ye baalis, ye sudhri hui silwatein, 
keh rahi hai tadap kar, 
Kitni gareeb hai zindagi teri yaadon ke bina, 
Tujhe kareeb na paa kar ye ehesaas hua...

marriage Vs Career

Hello friends!

One of my readers has shared his dilemma. I ask for your valuable suggestion to guide him. kindly provide him with best of your suggestions after respecting and understanding his questions properly.

"hello mam..i have been a subscriber to your updates since quite a long and i am a big fan..
mam i am a ca by profession and working in a company..i am turning 27 this December and i am making decent bucks and i am not satisfied when it comes to my career..
i am not dating any girl these days and i am looking forward to do arrange marriage..
last night i attended a marriage of one of my cousin and i saw one of her friend...i liked her looks..sensible..graceful and beautiful..when i enquired about her she turned out to be a BDS doctor..even better for me
she is in some distance relation with my aunty and i want to approach my aunty for taking up things but i am not being able to approach her..
i wish you to guide me on two points:
1. i am looking fwd to appear for civil services and quit my job.
2. last night changed my plan, how should this girl be approached..i think she is the best which i can have..she appeared to be made for each other..
i am all confused..please guide.."

My suggestion:
Dear Reader,
Thank you for your appreciation and seeking suggestion.
I am glad to know you are well settled, well educated and reaping good money. you seem to be a perfect man for any girl and you look good too.

1) you're C.A by profession and you are not satisfied by your profession :-
---> To be honest none of us are.
Try answering these questions: What career do you want?
Is it related to your same field? if yes, what additional qualification/experience you need to attain your desired level? If it is not related to your career, as you said you are looking forward to appear into civil services, PLEASE DO. but for this, do not quit your current salaried job. Money motivates you, and It's really hard to get hold on a job now-a-days. Leaving job will not be a sensible decision. If you have decided to take the toughest examination, for sure you know your caliber. Trust yourself, Plan well and Hit it! best wishes!

2) You're not dating anyone and looking forward for an arrange marriage. you liked a girl and want to approach her.

--> Please do not be confused. You don't know the girl yet. She is in distant relation with your aunt.You liked her looks? (sensible- graceful- beautiful and a BDS)
ALL GREAT! but you do not know her.
If you want to go for arrange marriage 'talk to your parents'. Do not try to be a superman and fly in red underpants. They will handle.
How to approach her? - well done boy! you've found the link "aunty". If you want to be in a relation with her before jumping into the valley of marriage, BEING A MAN YOU BETTER KNOW HOW TO WOO A GIRL.

I couldn't understand (last night you changed your plan) which plan? Marriage or career?

Marriage is a responsibility and a hindrance to your career. I am not against marriage but trying to explain you the consequences. you're 27, eligible bachelor and this is the time to chase your dream. Go for marriage after taking all attempts of UPSC. (and you have your job in your hands) Marriage imposes many social, emotional and financial responsibilities dear, You have to satisfy your wife and satisfy your dream as well.

to conclude,

1) let your parents talk about your marriage and "get married" (wish you to have a supportive wife who will stand by your dreams)
2) Go for a courtship with that girl followed by marriage after achieving your dreams.

Tried my best
Best wishes

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Tuesday, 20 November 2012


कसाब की मौत पर आप सभी को दिल ,जिगर ,फेफड़े ,लीवर से शुभकामनाएं।।

डू नॉट रेस्ट इन पीस कुत्ते कसाब ...

इस साल की दूसरी सबसे जायज़ मौत, पहली कौनसी? खैर जाने दीजिये वो जरूरी नहीं, मुझसे ज्यादा समझदार तोह आप सब है ही..

आज की सुन्हेरी सुबह 7:30 पर उस हरामखोर को लटका दिया गया, गुपचुप तरीके से।

हरामखोर इसलिए क्यूंकि उसने 4 साल तक हराम की ही खायी।
(और कहते हैं देश में पैसा नहीं, मेहेंगाई बढ़ गयी है, माँ !@#$%^&दो हमारे मेहनत के पैसे से तुमने 4 साल तक अपने दामाद को पाला है)

कसब किसी भागते चोर की लंगोटी से कम न था। बकरा हाथ में आया तोह नाक काटने से बची, वरना तोह 10 आदमी कहाँ गोली घुसा के निकल लिए थे । लेकिन बकरे की माँ कब तक खैर मानती।
एक एक 'हिन्दुस्तानी' जात पात भूल के एकजुट हो गया चाहे फेसबुक पर हो या कहीं और, हर किसी ने अपनी पहुँच के हिसाब से उस बकरे से "बकरीद" मानाने की इच्छा जताई।

आप सभी को मुबारक हो ...आप जीत गए!!!
(कैसी जीत ये आप जाने, 1 मरोगे 1000 पैदा होंगे, रोज़ पनप रहे हैं हमारे-तुम्हारे अन्दर "कसाब")

ये तोह पता ही था की फांसी होगी, लेकिन इतनी देर लगेगी ये सोचा न था!

मतलब आप ये समझ ले की हमारी कानूनी प्रक्रिया इतनी कमजोर है की 165 लोगो की जान लेने वाले और सैकड़ो लोगो को घायल करने वाले को लटकाने में 4 साल लग गए ...

कोई नहीं, इस कमजोरी का हम 'भारतीय' तोह सालो से 'फायदा' उठाते आ रहे हैं ...

येही तोह हमारी ताकत है और इसी के चलते तोह हम छोटे से बड़ा "काण्ड" चुटकी में कर जाते हैं!
सरकार को दोष न दे, हमारे कानून से साबित किया है की वो सबके लिए सामान है।

मेरी नज़र में हमारे देश के नेता और अजमल कसब में कोई फर्क नहीं है।
(अरे ये मैंने क्या कह दिया, मुझे जेल होगी क्या?)

ऐसा लग रहा है जैसे सालो से घर घर चोरी करते आ रहे किसी चोर से गलती से अपनी पोटली में ISI की फाइल चुरा लाया और पुलिस के हाथ चढ़ गया, इसी बात पर चोर "भारत का महान बेटा " बन गया ...

ओह हो ..."महान " से वो मच्छर याद आया जिसको मीडिया ने "महानतम" बना दिया था।

मैं अपनी मुहोब्बत उस डेंगू मच्छर को कैसे भूल गयी जिसने साबित किया की साला ' साला एक मच्छर 120करोड़ की जनता को हीजड़ा बना सकता है"

♥ इ स्टिल लव यू माय डिअर मच्छर! ♥

खैर इस वक्त आप सिर्फ "26/11 को श्रद्धांजलि " का ब्युगल बजाने वाले "न्यूज़ चैनल्स" को ही चाय की चुस्कियों के साथ सुने ...

कहने को लॉजिकल तोह बहुत कुछ है लेकिन ये तोह दिललॉजिकल है न तोह सारी बकलोली चलेगी ...
आज मुर्गा खाऊँगी ...

Monday, 19 November 2012

The Twilight of faith- the beginning of the darkest side of faith.

The Twilight of faith- the beginning of the darkest side of faith.

Late night around 2:30 am I woke up. I couldn't sleep due to pain in my ears. So, decided to watch T.V. Although I never watch television and frown at all T.V serials, yet some of the channels like Discovery, History, cartoon network are watchable. Not even these news channels, they're nothing more than a shit box with some tapeworms publicizing the manipulated epitome of verisimilitude.
While shuffling and struggling with the channels I stopped at some 'bhakti channel'.
They were worshiping the Kalki incarnation of lord vishnu - "Kalki Narayana"
On the stage, there was a muster of 'Pseudo Dharma impressario' withMonica Bedi and other "renowned'' known (don't know to whom) faces.
Eventually the saadhu mentioned and intimated the ad hoc "janta" (not shown on the screen) to be there at tomorrow ( may be I saw the repeated version) as "honorable Finance Minister of India will also be there. ( somewhere in UP : intentionally not mentioning here)
I laughed my heart out after she was invited to the mike.
"kya sun rahe hain aap mujhe...?"
"are thoda jor se taaliyaan bajaiye"
I'm not debasing her but her ' Bhaav-bhangima' resembled the Godman character of Mithun Chakraborty in the movie Oh My God.
Shayaris and jokes were enchanted "Ibtadaye ishk hai hota hai kya.. aage aage dekh hota hai kya"
She had been portrayed as eye candy to mousetrap and beckon the simpleton pietism addicts.
For me, everything was a counterfeited panoply of marauding the credence of bootlickers.
I've many things to say, but honestly, don't want to pommel the sentiments of these ULTRA FANATICS.. (I may be jailed *wink*)
I just feel compunctious for them..

Friday, 16 November 2012


Parents need to understand a thing that their children shall do what they want!with or without their concern!So why not allow them to do with your permission! at least you will be aware what they're doing.. Don't compare and insult your children, they possess their own individuality. Rather help him finding his X factor and support him to develop and excel in that!! 

..but it DOES NOT mean, that permission to be taken for granted by the teens NO! respect what your parents decide!yelling upon them won't solve the problem and will make the situation worst..Dear budding adults,you need to understand, THEY ARE YOUR PARENTS, NOT YOUR KIDS!SO! stop considering yourself to be a big daddy/mommy..!harmony in family are the steps taken by both the parties!family is to love, don't make it a jail to suffocate the souls!

stay happy!

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

" I Got a Friend In Six Thousand "

“I Got a Friend In 6K only”

6:52 PM
Outside Wenger’s,
Connaught Place,
New Delhi.

It is quite strange and unscrupulous as well. A conservative, Middle Class girl like me, spending whole day followed by night in a hotel room with a male escort… Without the expected intimacy..!!

I am Veda, Twenty Six years single girl; born and grown up in Lucknow. I work with a software developing company in Gurgaon. I stay alone in a working women’s hostel in CP. I had an off today. Lucky me! I’m fascinated by this place. Almost after two weeks, I am able to take out time from my busy and hectic office schedule.
Today is the day for mutton patty. I’m a hardcore non-vegetarian.

It was either Delhi or Bangalore I dreamt about. After completing my Masters in Computer Application from University of Lucknow, I got a job here, in NCR.

Just like every other immigrants, I also felt alienated. No friends, no relatives, no lover and no crush. Although I loved the place but Delhi is nothing without friends. I’m not a loner. I do not crib about not having a group of ‘halla machaoing’ friends but yes some like minded colleagues and a few Non-veggie meal companions.

Anyways, coming back to the mutton patty.

My taste of the month or say it is something that invigorates me to have a life in Delhi, Connaught Place.

I always flummox myself with these circles. For a lot time I took the inner gallery as “Inner Circle” and the Main road as “Outer Circle”.
C.P is confusing. All an alien can do is to roam round-and-round in gallery, from one block to another.
“Okay... Wenger’s is in A block.. Umm... And I’m standing in front of the Jain Books... So... Right or left... Aggrrh...
“Excuse me... Where’s Wenger’s?” I asked someone.
“There! Cross the road.” Replied the young Gentleman with a backpack.
I thanked him with smile and aviated like a hen to my earthworm. (Yuck! I can’t be that Non-vegan!)

And here is my heaven. It was Warm, smelling delicious and mouth watering. A smel, which actually stupefies you. You forget the clique in the patisserie.

“Damn! It’s Just 11:40 am and only one Patty left!!!”
As I planned to attack it after the struggle to reach at the cash counter in the ‘gangs of chatorpur’ paying the ransom to rescue the patty, I saw a hand moving towards it behind the glasses and a slow motion scene rolled in my mind with a background voice of “Nooo…”

A Contrabass Violin looking ‘Mallu’ female had the fortune!
I hate that lady. Yes, I do. That was my patty. And that tuneless Double bassed lady took it.
‘I will fight for it.’ I made up my mind.
“Bhaiya.. mera order tha..” I said making a puppy face- a bad ass puppy!
The man stood speechless for a while. The lady escaped silently smelling the mess and I kept standing with anger coated question in my eyes.