Although we would meet only twice or thrice a year Eunice de Souza (Aunty Nonie as I've always addressed her- she was my mother's cousin) never failed to leave a lasting impression on me. I enjoyed and cherished whatever little time I got to spend with her, as Aunty Nonie was a person whose very presence spoke volumes about her, or should I say, the genius that she was.
At the age of 2, Aunty Nonie lost her father. She did her schooling in Pune. From then on, her journey has been one of hard work and sheer determination. A fiercely independent woman.
A woman of great character, she traveled to and taught students in England, Europe and the States and shared her profound knowledge with her students while she was Head of the English department and Professor at St. Xavier's College, Mumbai for 30 years.
Every time I'd meet her for Christmas lunch I would look towards Aunty Nonie sitting on the sofa with a cigarette in her hand, half-filled ashtray and whiskey glass b…
Dhinchak Pooja is in the house baby Yo Yo.... Bigg Boss 11 mein ab mazaa aayega kyuki ab woh aa rhi hai Yo Yo.... Kaano mein aag lagegi boss . These were the answers that I got from my friends on Snapchat who were watching the Sunday episode special. Everyone was like are yaaaar. Only thing is I don't know if that was said in an OMG-I-can't-see-BB-anymore kind of way or in an I-feel-so-sorry-for-the-inmates kind of way. But you know what guys, whether you like it or not she's there now, and you can't do anything about it other than stop watching Bigg Boss (Which I doubt will happen. Everyone's addicted).
But I have to say two things.
1. I admire that girl's guts.
2. Bigg Boss just played their trump card.
Dhinchak Pooja isn't a robot or some alien from outer space. She is just a normal girl who felt she was good at singing (or rapping), who had quite a few supporting friends, a red scooty, an Audi (maybe hired) and loads of guts to shoot a totally cringe w…
YES. We should. Why ? Because we must show some RESPECT for our country. For what it has done over the years, what it has achieved and how it has helped us. Nobody out here is actually scared of the law. So there is no fear factor. Some countries instill so much of fear in their citizens that debates like these never see the light of the day (One plus point India has. Freedom). Three cheers to democracy !!
You may crib about a hell of a lot of stuff. But let's not forget one thing : India has a population of 1.324 billion as of 2016 (it is safe to assume that it has been growing ever since). Handling that many people, providing facilities to them and most importantly making sure everyone is happy is NOT an easy task.
More kids + more school seats = lack of jobs. Also
More vehicles per family = more traffic + more accidents + more pollution = less healthy India
Count the number of problems you encounter everyday and multiply it by 12. That's probably how many of them ke…
Welcome to the world of MS Dhoni . Well, part of it.
Reasons why I wanted to watch this movie.
#1. I am a Dhoni fan.
#2. I wanted to see Sushant Singh Rajput act after Kai Po Che.
#3. I wanted to know more about Priyanka (his girlfriend) and Sakshi (his wife).
#4. I definitely wanted to see his struggle.
What I didn't know :
#1. It would be a 3 hour movie.
#2. He related even romance to cricket (the helicopter "thappad" shot).
#3. His friends were his support system.
#4. His girlfriend would die in a car accident. *sob* *sob*
#5. Finding Sakshi to be like Priyanka was a huge coincidence.
#6. The reel Yuvraj Singh looked exactly like the real Yuvraj Singh.
#7. His friends pooled in money to help him reach the Calcutta airport for the Dilip trophy and he missed his flight by half an hour, Ouch. Hurts. Sushant Singh Rajput and Kiara Advani in a still from the film
So here is the review.
Sushant Singh Rajput was awesome ! A semi-fresh face, he did total justice t…
22nd April 2016, 4:40 pm, - Chennai International Airport-
The minute I step out of the airport, I see taxi men in white waiting for their passengers to arrive. It's easy to spot my aunt. This was my first flight alone, my very first step towards travelling India on my own.
This was my first Diwali in Bombay. All these years I have been celebrating this festival of lights at my paternal grandparents place in Pune. I called it the "escape". And escape from what ? From the pollution because we always believed that Bombay was way worse than Pune in terms of firework induced pollution. So this year, my family and I were mentally prepared for the blast of noise that was to come upon us. However we were pleasantly surprised with the substantial reduction of fireworks.
At first I wasn't sure who to give credit to for this wonderful change. India has a large population. Step out of your building and you find a number of specimens you never imagined existed. Aliens would be damn impressed by the Indians. Definitely. I'll give you the types of people I've come across this Diwali and you can then decide who gets credit.
Kids between the age group 9-15 have become very smart and mature for their age. They understand the problems that the envir…
Around a month ago, I suddenly got bored of Indian daily soaps. The same story repeating everywhere; a spoilt brat from a rich family meets a girl who he does not get along well with since she does not belong to his financial status. He marries her because of some business deal or scandal he needs to avoid. The family doesn't approve but slowly starts liking the girl because she is extremely sanskaari and the grandmother's ideal daughter-in-law. Slowly the guy starts falling in love with his wife but just as he about to confess his feelings, either one of them meets with an accident or comes to know of a haunting truth that will break and spoil the family's 100 year old reputation. The only means of avoiding this mess is to get a divorce and leave. Then starts the story all over again of getting back the girl. Not to forget the hundred odd sub plots that keep continually cropping up with someone or the other trying to wreck havoc in the family consisting of not less than 7…
My First International Holiday. Travelling in foreign countries where there is a big language problem is kind of risky especially if it's your first time abroad. To avoid any sort of trouble, we booked our travel tickets via Kesari (which is quite expensive by the way, but gives the best service ; so we don't regret that decision). Our package was a 3 nights in Pattaya and 2 nights in Bangkok one and we were to travel along with 30 other people in the group.
Suvarna Bhoomi International Airport
Before we left, Kesari gave us a travel itinerary (which made packing tremendously easy *wink* *wink* ). Along with that we received a helluva lot of stuff. Our flight was scheduled to leave at 8:20 am from the international airport. Thailand has two airports; one being Don Mueang and the other one being Suvarnabhoomi Airport ( the one which we came and went by). When we arrived it was the onset of the monsoon season so the weather was cooler as compared to Bombay which was a huge plus…