Half century!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013
A week off from work seems like the best vacation - no worries, no deadlines, pure bliss! It's been only three days but I have had pretty much doing various things. For starters, I watched Fast and Furious 6 and Aurangzeb on the weekend. Aurangzeb was an unexpected pleasure - I really watched he movie just because I didn't have any other movie to watch and was pretty bored. However, it turned out to be quite nice. Yeah there were few points where there was too much confusion due to the double role. It was hard to understand which brother was present in the scene, but, other than that, it was quite entertaining. Disclaimer: If you liked Rajneeti, you'll probably like it. But if you felt puke-y or actually puked in Rajneeti seeing all the blood, don't go in for this! For my views on Fast and Furious 6, you may read my review here

And to do what I do in every vacation - I tried cooking! Yeah I have gotten better at it I guess 'coz my family members actually ate it all. Yeah! Even I was surprised! :P I made American sevpuri and also pasta! Obviously at different times! I also tried one-two more hairstyles for summers. A detailed analyses about all would require a separate post which I'll definitely write in this week itself! 

Pasta I made!

Coming back to the post's title, this is my fiftieth post - yes, I took a long time to reach that milestone but I am just glad I did! Party time! :D :D



I can't decide which movie to watch this weekend - Hangover 3 and/or Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani? Any suggestions? Leaving you all with one of my most fav song these days!


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Breaking Dawn!

Monday, May 27, 2013
Courtesy: Google Images

As the night melts into the dawn,
her tired self let out a yawn.
She lay on the bed lost in her thoughts,
her hands caressing her braided knots.

Too much noise echoing in her head,
the ex, the work, the morning bread.
His memories flashed as she lay alone,
that smile, those eyes, that husky tone.

Its been long that she visited her mom,
surviving the world on her own.
That jerk as a boss, was the icing on cake,
only so much that she can ever take!

She put on some music to ease her mind,
wished on the stars that life could be kind.
She closed her eyes and let out a yawn,
hope tomorrow brings her breaking dawn!


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Fast and Furious 6!

Saturday, May 25, 2013
Ever since I saw Fast and Furious 5, I have been madly in love with Dom Toretto (Vin Diesel) and Brian O'Conner (Paul Walker). I have been desperately waiting for the release of Fast and Furious 6 ever since. The USP of this series are the fast cars, extremely large biceps (The Rock) and sexy girls. And the icing on the cake are the illegal race and thefts! How can you not fall in love with them! :D

For weeks I have lived in anticipation of the movie but being a research scholar, you have such boring nerdy friends that I have planning for weeks with whom should I watch it! Phew! Finally, Big bro came to my rescue. So, yay I booked the early morning show tickets for the first weekend! :D



Well, truly, the movie lives up to its reputations but not up to people's expectations! It has all its essentials components - fast cars, sexy bad guys, cute girls, action sequence, but it just didn't click. It had way too much happening with the appearance of Letty, Dom's girlfriend who had died previously in the series. Thus, it was like a connecting link between all the movies of the series till now. This made the plot a bit weak. As per my opinion, Fast 5 was the best in the series till now and it rose our expectations. Everyone expected the movie to go to another level which it couldn't deliver.

However, it is pretty interesting in itself and full-on entertainment. It even had bollywood-like sequences in between! Watch out yourself, I am not gonna ruin your movie! :P The funniest part is a large aircraft runs on the runway for full fifteen minutes which felt like an eternity! As one of my friends rightly asked, "How big was the freaking runway?" LMAO! :D

If you are a Fast 5 fan, you shouldn't miss out on this one either. And if, like me, you love Dom and Brian, it will like the biggest treat for your eyes. They are on screen for almost 90% of the time. You can miss them if and only if, The Rock is there too! :D I really wonder how big his biceps are! *Love-Struck*

All in all, the movie deserves a 3.86 out of 5 stars!

P.S. - Don't leave the theatre before the casting in the end! You might get a glimpse about Fast and Furious 7! :D :D (Buy Fast and Furious 6 from Flipkart)



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TRESemme Locks

Tuesday, May 14, 2013
This post won a runner up prize in the TRESemme Ramp Ready Hair Contest by Indiblogger!

TRESemme presented a lifetime opportunity for every girl to walk the ramp! They gave an opportunity to learn how to make different hairstyles according to their hair type and walk the ramp in it. TRESemme have a YouTube channel - Interactive TRESemme YouTube Channel which guides you through the whole process which is pretty impressive.

Also if you open TRESemme's website, they have a cool space which provides styling tips about how-to different hair dos, hair care tips, styling tips - separately for each hair style tip. I found it pretty cool, even used some of the tips provided.

Snapshot of the styling tips given at TRESemme's website
Well, I tried the Interactive YouTube Channel too, it asks for your name and photograph and takes you backstage with Diana Penty. The interactive interface provides you with an option between three hair types to choose from - straight, curly and wavy. I happily chose straight and was directed to the screen below.


Being the laziest person I know, I chose Butterfly Ponytail as it seemed the easiest of all. And it actually turned out to be the easiest. You have to make a regular pony, then invert it and pass from the gap created before the start of the pony. And you're done!

Well after using TRESemme Shampoo and Conditioner, I tried the butterfly ponytail as shown on their channel. So, this is how it looked on me! :P



Simple, isn't it? :D

This post is written for TRESemme Ramp Ready Hair contest by IndiBlogger.
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Once Upon the Tracks of Mumbai : Book Review

Sunday, May 12, 2013
Here's my third book for the First Read Authors Pledge - Once Upon the Tracks of Mumbai by Rishi Vohra. It's actually pretty interesting to read new authors as everyone has touched upon a different genre. This book takes up the issues and problems faced by an autistic person but very well woven in a love story.


Story:
Balwant Srivastav, better known as Babloo, the main character of the book who lives near the railway tracks of Mumbai, has been suffering from autism and schizophrenia. He is elder son of the family but is neglected due to his mental status. He likes a girl Vandana who lives in their colony. She is the girl next door, who has big plans and ambitions in her life. She wants to move to US and make a big name for herself. She is the only one person in their colony who treats Raghu like a normal person. 

The story revolves around the lives of these two main characters. Nobody in their society understands any of these two. The circumstances start forcing Vandana to give up her dreams and marry a guy her parents have chosen for her. A guy who is perfect from society's point of view but the most imperfect in terms of compatibility with Vandana. The same society forces Babloo to remain alone, confined in his own world, having only himself as a friend. Babloo, oblivious to the fact that Vandana is getting married to someone else, plans on telling her how he feels. 

The circumstances also give rise to the origin of Rail Man, a real-life hero who helps people at the railway tracks from murderers, rapists and thieves. He does whatever Babloo wishes to do in his life - fight against the bad elements of society for justice. 

About the author:
Rishi Vohra recently relocated back to Mumbai after completing a Green MBA from San Francisco State University and a Masters Diploma in Environmental Law, prior to which he had a successful career in the Indian Entertainment Industry. After featuring as a guest columnist for various newspapers in India, he currently writes for delWine and is a Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW). 

'Once Upon the Tracks of Mumbai' is his first novel. He has promoted his debut book pretty well. Along with the Facebook  page (link) for the book, he has also created a website - www.rishivohra.com for the same. 

Review:
I think the book has very genuinely portrayed the problems of an autistic person by highlighting his feelings and his thoughts, which most of the stories dealing with autistic people are unable to do. The author has provided a deep analysis of all the characters of the story which helps us understand their behaviour, their actions and reactions to the situation. 

The story deals with the average Indian middle class family, their lifestyle, the problems faced by a common man along with the things happening in the society. The way the author has struck a balance between the narration of situations in everyone's lives along with Babloo's narrations of his own feelings is perfect.

The story has a quite unexpected end - at least unexpected for me. Now, I cannot reveal the end to you, but there comes a point in Babloo's life where he is put in because he has no other option but it turns out he is happy there - not just satisfied but actually happy. Finally, he is among people who understands him and don't actually judge him. I really wanted the story to end there - with all my heart. Yet, the author went on and gave it a "perfect happy ending". 

I would have been content to watch just Babloo happy - it wouldn't have been the "perfect happy ending", but it would have been worth it. 

Apart from this, there's just one problem with the book - it was too descriptive. There are places when the author could have done with just a para or two instead of two pages which slows down the pace of the story. Other than that, the story is quite different from the rest. 

I would give it a rating of 3.75 out of 5. 

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The Break!

Sunday, May 5, 2013
This post has been published by me as a part of the Blog-a-Ton 39; the thirty-ninth edition of the online marathon of Bloggers; where we decide and we write. To be part of the next edition, visit and start following Blog-a-Ton. The theme for the month is "Break"

The alarm clock beeped,
snooze after snooze.
From the kitchen she peeped,
on the morning dews.

It was thirty past five,
he pulled himself out of the bed
as she juggled with knife,
and the clothes and the bread.

Breakfast, office files,
lunch box- check,
so the kids got ready
and she sent them with a peck.

Hurried up the stairs,
she was in the nick of time.
Amidst the office affairs,
she planned chicken n lime.

Tired and hungry,
she reached back home.
Exhausted and weary,
she needed time alone.

Her five year-old chap,
came running with a cake.
jumped joyously in her lap,
she got her well-deserved break.


The fellow Blog-a-Tonics who took part in this Blog-a-Ton and links to their respective posts can be checked here. To be part of the next edition, visit and start following Blog-a-Ton. Introduced By: Vipul Grover, Participation Count: 01


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