Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Sisters At Heart ♥♥♥

The Merriam - Webster dictionary defines sister as,"a female who has one or both parents in common with another." For me this definition changed sometime 5 years back when I met my two sisters.

Going back the memory lanes, I clearly remember the day when we first met in hostel...
We had an instant liking for each other. Though we were in different departments and had quite dissimilar attitudes, still we blended. In textile terms we got woven together by the yarns of friendship, togetherness and love... ;)

The nights we shared gossiping and discussing each other's love life (other people's too), classmates, faculties, and every other topic least related to studies were the best nights spent huddled together.
I still remember those days when at 4 in the morning I would find you whispering about the days' activities and "breaking" news and would wake up instantly to give my inputs. I still remember the dinner we had at U.S Pizza, eating the dreadful spinach soup and swearing that we would finish it anyhow(even the waiter took pity on us...though the chilli sauce made it eatable)....the morning when we all were in the balcony mesmerized to see the sun rise after a sleepless night.....those Sunday mornings when you would shout at me to get up and then finally would be able to wake me up by lunch time....those endless paani-puri sessions....those best birthdays that I would ever celebrate in my life.....the photography sessions in the newly stitched designer garments......the late night Maggie meals......the Garba for which you guys got me ready....the college fest....our best hang out place "Ganne ki juice ki shop".
And how can I forget the nights spent listening to FM radio, singing along every other song (remember the RJ's!!!). The nights when we used to open a dhobi ghaat in the flat.....the endless nights of smiles and laughs.

Though I don't believe in luck, it must have been some good work done by me sometime in my life as God gifted me with two angels so that I may survive those four years in a new city.  The support you guys have given me will always remain special to my heart.
Though we are not blood sisters but we share a much special bond.

You are the first people I think about when I make plans. You are the first people I go to when I need someone to talk to. I call you guys up just to talk about nothing, or the most important things in my life. When I'm sad you will try your hardest to cheer me up. You are the shoulder to cry on, because I know that you truly care about me. You give the best hugs in the world!!!

We had goofy pictures, crazy times, and are sisters at heart and partners in crime. Love you guys.

Dedicated to my two college roommates...Love you Manjeeta and Neha.

Friday, 23 September 2011

Bollywood ~ a Love Story

As a little girl, I loved the larger-than-life world that Bollywood movies depicted. The so called heroes of the movies became my imaginative future husbands. (I never dreamt that I would have a boyfriend). The happily ending love stories were what I liked the most.

My love for movies was seen normal in my family. My parents are movie-buffs. They have incredible stories to share like how they went to see so-and-so movie’s 9pm show and left me n my sister sleeping in the house. My father used to watch 3 consecutive shows a day during the weekend. (Phew...!)

Years passed, I went to college and I switched from Bollywood to Hollywood. The main reason for this shift will look quite astonishing to some people. The ticket price for bollywood movies was 110 while that for a Hollywood movie was 40. Mind it, a stark difference for a student.

The new genre of movies (that’s Hollywood) was interesting, sophisticated and urbane and I found my second love. If you love two people at the same time, choose the second one, because if you really loved the first one you wouldn’t have fallen for the second. But this wasn’t me. I was up-rooted and in a completely new environment. I just bought this because I wanted to fit in.
Bollywood on the other hand started changing, moving into new-age cinema, bringing topics of social interest and concern. It is not the movies that make India what it is today. It is the India of today that has inspired these Bollywood movies. India of today is better, brighter and bolder, and “More righteous!” An India that re-defines Devdas, Don and Agneepath that encourages a fighter who is strong but does not always need to raise his fists. Yes, Bollywood has come a long way.

After I left college and started working in a new city, fitting in was not all that I wanted and definitely it was not worth the sacrifice of one’s individuality. Long torn between my love for many things I again started exploring ways to blend the two....Bollywood with Hollywood. And, I am beginning to fall in love, all over again, with Bollywood.