I am alive

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Hiya… I have been gone long… mainly ‘coz my laptop was giving me problems. I was too uninspired to blog.
What has been happening? The usual- work, movies, food, books.

There is so much I wanted to talk about… but don’t know where to begin.

– Books: I have read many, many books… most of them on the kindle. It is awesome to be able to carry books where ever I go

  •    The growing pains of Adrian Mole: 2nd book in the series… very similar to Diary of a wimpy kid. A fast read… 
  • I’ve Got Your Number: A book by Sophie Kinsella (my fav author). I thought this is just a chick lit novel and avoided it for the longest time. I bought it when I read a positive review on one of the blogs. I loved it… its the kind of chick lit I like. Good fun.
  • The Perks of being a wallflower: This book is about a teenage guy.. he is different from normal kids… a little shy… very giving… a wallflower… he makes 2 close friends… in the end he realizes he has a psychological problem. A very good book. I even watched the movie
  • The silver linings playbook: An excellent book about a man who is mentally disturbed. His wife leaves him and he becomes disturbed. He is sent to the mental institution but his mom brings him home after a few years. How he copes up with his loss and turns normal again with the help of people around him. It is not a mushy mushy book… it did not make me cry… but it touched my heart. A must read. I am going to watch the movie too
  • We need to talk about Kevin: My fav book of the lot. This book is a series of letters written by a mother to her husband. He is not around… it is not apparent where he is… it seems like he has left her… and ‘coz their teenage son killed a few kids at school. It is the story of a mother whose son murders. She is innocent and yet her life has become hell. I loved the book… watched the movie too but its not that great. A must read. 


  • Nautanki Saala: The story is no big deal… the heroine is ugly… watch the flick for Kunal Kapoor and Ayushman. They are brilliant…  enjoyed it. Worth one watch
  • Ek thi daayan: I read good reviews and went to watch it. KC was not too keen since he was moving into a new house the next day. Pathetic movie. Indian horror movies are so regressive. Such a waste of good actors like Emraan, Kalki, Huma and Konkona
  • Chashme Badoor (Old): Nope… I did not watch the new one. I had downloaded it 2 weeks back and tried watching it on the laptop… for 5 mins. The old movie is a classic… it is so genuine… and authentic. Rakesh Bedi has holes in his tee shirt … the tee is repeated many times in the movie. In today’s movies, heroines sleep with their make up on. Please do watch the old one if you have not seen it. I am so glad we can now watch such classics in the theatre. 
  • The perks of being a wallflower: The movie stars Emma Watson. That was reason enough for me to watch it. A good flick. Worth a watch once… makes more sense to watch it after reading the book. It might seem like a drag otherwise
  • Vampire Diaries… The Big Bang Theory… Game of Thrones… 
  • Girls: I have started (and finished) watching this series. I read good reviews somewhere and downloaded the 1st episode. Until then I thought it was a frivolous serial about girls in NYC. But, this is different… the characters are weird but genuine… the women are not completely airheads. They are all 24 year olds trying to find themselves… figuring out their goals… career, love, sex… The amount of nudity is shocking but then SATC (sex and the city) also has a lot of nudity. Unfortunately, when it is screened in India (even at 11 pm), most of it is chopped off. I have watched the unedited version and it is pretty racy. The best part is… the main character is not good looking and over weight. It is a serial anyone can relate to. After all, we all have felt like a loser at some point of time in our lives. 
More… tomorrow… 

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