Archive | December, 2008

My New Year Resolution Is???

31 Dec

Today is the last day of the year that went by; the year 2008. A good many of us are usually busy in making plans for the evening. Girls pondering over the best dress, which would agree with all the aspects of fashion, guys deciding which place would have the cheapest booze and some girls with their so called “Boyfriends” or Spouses planning a romantic dinner.

 

But apart from all the fun, frolic and hoopla, this is also that time of the year when everyone makes resolutions. Frankly speaking I have never actually taken the pains to make any resolutions, because of the simple reason that I’m sure of not following them ever. Sounds like I’m a lazy person, but it happens with everybody.

 

Some of us make serious resolutions, some just for the heck of it, and some just because everyone else seems to be making them. But one thing is common among all resolution makers on the planet: They never follow it. Some can do it for a day, some for a week and some few for a month.

 

The root cause of the problem is the word “Resolution”. The word itself is overbearing and intimidating, and it takes away all the enthusiasm and inspiration to do anything in the first place.

What many of us do not realize is that by giving a tag to our dreams and aspirations we are defeating the actual purpose of being successful in life. This sounds far fetched, but is true 9 out of 10 times.

 

Just yesterday while listening to the bickering of a RJ on a popular Radio Channel I came across this discussion that they were having with some callers, who had the time to call the radio station and take part in some useless contest. They were asking people about (No prizes for guessing) their New Year Resolutions and the most popular of all was “I will Lose weight in 2009”, “I will go to gym and be fit in 2009”

 

Now after making this commitment to lose weight, the person will go to the gym very regularly for say a week or at the most two weeks. But after that he will drag himself out of bed every morning only because of the fact that he had very proudly made a “New Year Resolution” list and printed it in Bold Italics and pasted it on his bedroom wall. Instead if he would have treated the going to the gym part just another aspect of his daily routine, like having a bath(Ok some people avoid this too 😉 ) or brushing his teeth it would have been much more easier to follow it.

 

One question that usually comes in my mind is why wait till the year ends to make changes in our lives? I think any day is good enough to start afresh, to change how you live your life to make some realistic goals.

 

The only thing I believe in is making one small goal everyday. It could be the smallest or most insignificant thing to anybody else but it might be important to you, and the satisfaction of achieving it is much better than making a totally unrealistic “Resolution” and following it for a week or two.

 

So the bottom line is don’t get bogged down by resolutions and don’t try to drastically alter you life. Take care of the small things and the big things will take care of themselves.

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Ghajhini-Review

29 Dec

Move over Shahrukh Khan and Six Packs people. Eight packs is the in thing. Despite the initial reluctance and the “revealed” story of Gajhini circulating on the internet, I mustered up the courage to watch it.

 

Although it is a remake of a Tamil movie but the plot is nevertheless interesting. How would you feel if your memory would only last for 15minutes? There are so many mundane everyday tasks that we don’t even think twice about. But how would you feel if you forgot who your friends were or family or where you live? Terrible isn’t it? Well that’s what Aamir Khan has portrayed.

 

Even in the parts of the movie when he hasn’t lost his memory he does not cease to please. Wearing pink T-shirts, unbuttoned shirts, Khaki trousers, mohawks, singing in the middle of the desert he looks anything but some lanky actor on a steroid overdose and lagging skin(You Know who…. )

 

His co-star Asin Thottumkal also looks equally charming and does justice to her character of a girl next door with her eyes sparkling with dreams of a better future.

 

Jiah Khan’s role in the movie is a bit uncalled for and seems to be nothing more than a filler, and we all know of her acting skills don’t we?

All the other actors have also portrayed their characters well.

 

The only downside movie might be it’s the length of the reel. It gets a bit stretched, although I didn’t realize it till I had a look at my watch after the movie got over that it was three and a half hours since I had entered the hall

 

So my final verdict would be it’s definitely a one time watch.

B+… Really????

24 Dec

What does it really take to be a good person?? How would I know… am i a good person at all??

Sounds pessimistic doesn’t it? Well yes it is, and yes it’s my inner self talking to me. Have i really become a big time pessimist? Do i always see the half empty glass? As a matter of fact yes i do, and its intensity has increased to the level that i can’t even see a glass anymore.

Some of you will stop reading after this point thinking why should i bother about her problems? i got issues of my own u see….

But the fact is sometimes we are more apt at listening to and solving other people’s issues than our own. i think all human beings have this tendency to be didactic when it comes to someone else’s woes.

Anyways, the reason for writing this post is mainly because of this one thing that the whole world seems to be talking about and that is the term called “positive thinking”

Frankly i do not understand the concept of positive thinking at all. Numerous people have written books about it, made money out of teaching people how to use it and even made documentaries giving examples of people becoming rich just by having a positive approach to life (The Secret by Rhonda Byrne) Some of you might call me a cynic, but no i am not. I totally believe in being positive. But what is difficult is to be positive ALL the time.

I don’t think any person ever has been able to achieve that. I mean what do u do when you have nowhere to go. What do u do when u are confused as hell about your life. What do u do when nothing seems to be working out the way you had planned, what do you do when nothing is going right? Do these problems somehow magically get solved themselves merely by keeping a positive attitude?

Many of you might argue saying it’s not just a positive attitude, but a number of other things, like patience that play a role in a successful life. But really how much patience is enough patience. How much determination how much self confidence or positive attitude is just about enough to get you where you want??

There are times when i just want to curl up in my bed switch off my cell phone, stop the wall clock, and just show my back to the world and be free of all the obligations and responsibilities.

 

Who needs a Title

4 Dec

Ok so i haven’t written anything in a long long time. Why? I don’t know myself. One of the reasons is , i have a plethora of thoughts going through my head ( who doesn’t? ) … stories i have made up, about my future, about politics, about family, office… and when i sit down to write something… poof!!!! They just vanish in thin air. Sometimes i feel there should be this magic pen following me everywhere and writing down all my thoughts (especially amazing stories) as they come in my mind. That way at least i won’t have to sit and think… oh! what was that thing i had thought about 2 days ago???

I know it sounds like something out of a Harry Potter novel, and makes me look lazy at the same time, but being in the IT industry for 16 months makes you more than lazy… it makes u lethargic to say the least, and that’s one of the overheads. But who the hell is complaining??? I kinda like lazy… always have been. And besides if i get a little money at the end of every month just for being myself, i think i have the best job in the world. 😉

One of my friends used to tell me… Oh! so someone is suffering from “writer’s block”, and in a moment i would be all smirking and happy thinking i had a kind of symptom like some great writers of the world, not that i am one but i like to think of myself that way.

Anyways getting back to my present life. It hasn’t been any less boring than some superbly useless chain mails flooding my inbox everyday. I mean seriously what is the whole point of sending a Good Morning/Afternoon/Evening email every single day to a bunch of people, half of whom you really don’t care about? How many of us (if we did not have the privilege of Microsoft Outlook and free internet access) would actually care to wish those people Good Morning or have a nice day? Just cut the crap people and for a change WRITE (don’t copy paste) me an email once in a while. (now i guess u have a hang of my situation)

The one high point in the last two weeks has only been solving Kluless4. Yess yess i did solve it, of course not alone… and ya i even used some hints ( read direct answers ) from the internet. Nothing wrong with that…. those guys tell you to make as much use of the internet as possible…. Just following the instructions you see 😉 But really the kind of satisfaction you get after solving each level, is nothing like i have ever experienced before… So try it if you haven’t…. and if u already have….. i think i was the last one left…..

Oh no Oh no…. writers block again!!!!! Memory lapse…. forgetting stuff……. its vanishing….!!!!!!

OK I’m just kidding….. Gotta go…… !!