Saturday 1 December 2012

When you lose someone in life…

Disclaimer: a) Half-baked thoughts.
                   b) Spoiler- alert: If you’re planning to watch Talaash... don’t read until                      after watching

I can’t even hope to be able to understand what losing someone untimely means, because, touchwood, I haven’t lost anyone in that manner, who I am really close to.

But watching Talaash today… I felt something really touching.

The way Aamir Khan thinks about his son who drowned and died in an accident. The way he thinks what could have been and the way what might have been, if only one reaction of his had been different. If only he had gotten up when his son came to ask him and his wife, whether he could go around the place and play… If only he had stopped him. If only he had gone with him. If only…

Losing someone and not being able to let go. Losing someone and feeling like you are somehow responsible for it. Losing someone and thinking if only… The way you keep yourself busy the whole day, and prevent yourself from thinking about it. But then the way it comes back to haunt you, some or the other time. One article, one person, one photo, one souvenir, one place, one moment… one memory.

The movie, I felt, was more about finding yourself, after having lost your self... and I found myself liking the movie, up to the point where it got weird and went supernatural. It got weird wrt story, and although I tried to keep liking it for the sake of the very strong first half, and for the strong performances, by the end I was much less impressed by it.

May be you can watch it once for the brilliant first half…

Saturday 20 October 2012

This has Me written all over it...!

I think the people happiest with this title would be friends who have been at me, to start using my blog as my own space. :P

So much has happened since the last time I came here. First job, away from home, 2 cities... new friends, more acquaintances, a broken down keypad of a laptop (to which I am still  hanging with a USB powered silly flexible keyboard) a new club and ah, badminton..! I regret not a single moment..

Tech Tip: flexible keyboards suck. Period.

Infosys Mysore as one of the most beautiful campuses anywhere in the world, made everything seem just like an extended college life. Even with the lack of a laptop and my 1TB HDD [ I can never stop boasting about it, can I? ;) ] I survived excellently!

Pune hasn't seemed like 'Pune' to me for a single day so far. That probably takes better and more compatible friends. But the feeling of being here in Pune as a so-called IT professional trumps almost everything. Even more wonderful are some of the people I have met, esp as a part of Toastmasters.. naam to suna hi hoga...

In my experience, I have always needed something on the sidelines to keep me going.. In college it was organizing and participating in workshops and here I believe, Infosys Toastmasters Club is that!

I also got to meet two of the blogger friends.. Ankita Agrawal and Anurag Chatterjee, both fellow Infoscions. (On  this sorry piece of rubber of a keypad it is too much trouble to link you two :P so just come over and announce yourselves, both of you... )

Even with a schedule that leaves little time for anything extra, the people who have kept me going the most are my friends who are not in the vicinity.. Thank smartphones! If I hadn't started blogging, I would've never met all these people who make life simpler each day, or had people to discuss everything ranging from 'How I hate Edward Cullen' to the latest books to how news-deprived I am getting each day..

And you'd think after 2 and a half months of surviving alone with flatmates, I'd have learned to take care and switch off the gas at the right time. Unfortunately, I have burnt, yes burnt milk as I write this!

What comes next.. is cleaning. *groan* and an abrupt Au Revoir.