Saturday, December 29, 2012


Watched Dabangg2 last night.Was throughly disappointed. Dabangg1 was such a treat to watch.It had the right punches,great music & was a through entertainer in all respects.Arbaaz khan has relied heavily on big bro's cult status at the box office &  scorching screen presence in every frame of the movie.For Salman, it is time to reinvent himself & display some versatility as far as his characters are concerned. Ek tha Tiger saw him emoting  & romancing well.
The sequel came too soon.Fevicol se is no patch on Munni badnam hui at all.when u plan a sequel to a classic entertainer,much research has to be done on the storyline, the music, etc because the public expectations turn sky high  .
 It has raked in 101 crores in 8 days   just becuase of the Salman factor.The movie is insipid  & boring; just like a dal without the tadka.


Nirbhaya passed away early today morning  after fighting  a brave 13 day battle for her life.Even one of the best hospitals in the world could not save her as she succumbed to multi organ failure.
This will definitely lead to more public outrage& trigger off more protests across the country.
It is indeed cruel that a young 23 year old physiotherapist on the threshold of a great career with dreams to make her parents proud had to endure the brutality of a gang rape which eventually took her life.
In another shocking incident, a 3 year old girl in Delhi was molested by the husband of the  owner of the play school in which she was studying.What is the country coming to?  How should women  protect themselves  in public?Is there a guarantee that if I cover myself from head to toe I will not be eve teased, leered at or molested?
The Delhi gang rape is indeed a final wake up call for our law makers & the government.This time the goverment has to bow down to the public demand for justise to rape victims .If I were to be asked then the rapists should be subjected to capital punishment , chemical castration or else death penalty.
But the question is how to we prevent rape?what is it that makes any man a monster enough to get physical  with a woman without her consent,assault her,destroy her soul& scar her mind for life?
  What are the triggering factors?First of all, all parents have to teach their sons to repect womenat all times.A woman gives birth  to a child , men  worship goddesses in temples yet women across the country are subjected by men  to physical & mental abuse,face domestic violence,discrimination at work place & worst are raped & murdered.In such a society how safe are our daughters?
Nirbhaya's fate could be any other Indian girl's fate if men across the country think it is okay to rape a woman & get away with it since the court cases drag for years & most victims do not register complaints due to social stigma.
I do not consider my self a crusader,  but  when I heard about Nirbhaya's death , I couldn't help thinking about the agony her parents must be going through now.Those parents who sold their land to fund their daughter's education have to face the grim reality of their daughter's death..
I would like to say to Nirbhaya that ' You were indeed a brave girl  in your life & in your death .
Because of you one day women in  this country will be safe to travel alone, be respected at all phases of their life.Rape victims across the country will hopefully have the courage to punish their tormentors & rebuild their lives again.All this because of your will to live in our last days
May your soul rest in peace'.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011


   Being a mother has been a life changing experience for me. Iam sure most women will agree with me on this.First ,the sheer ecstasy of seeing my new born in my arms & then the never ending worries which suddenly engulfed me as soon as my daughter was brought home.Hats off to my parents who gave their 200% to make my life comfortable during the first three months when I was staying with them. My mom fed me nutritious food around the clock while Pop entertained my little one several times during the day. My daughter didn't give me too many sleepless nights & slept soundly most of the time.

 When it was time to go back to my husband's place, I had a lot to thank God for. First, for giving me such wonderful parents who have showered me with  unconditional love from the day I was born. Now that Iam a mother I realise the turmoil my parents must have gone through during the times when I failed to live upto their expectations. I only hope that Iam able to take care of my parents in their old age as  I feel they both need some pampering & TLC. Love u mom & Pop.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Jesica movie

  Just watched 'No one killed Jessica' yesterday. Interesting & overwhelming at times. Somehow I feel the movie could have been handled in a better way. Firstly, the character of Sabrina , played by Vidya Balan is most depressing to watch.Here is a girl , fighting to nail her sister's murderer , & all she does is vent out her frustration in private.I expected  Sabrina to have an indomitable fighting spirit , remain positive at all times & also morally support her ailing parents.But the reel life Sabrina goes through the film like a person carrying a huge burden on her droopy shoulders,  without an iota of hope in her fight. Agreed that in a legal battle spanning a decade, even the strong willed can lose their faith ; but that fight for justice is the crux of the film & it has not been shown as expected. It is a sore for the eyes to see the normally vibrant & sensuous Vidya  potray such a morose character.
Also, Manu Sharma is potrayed by a faceless actor with no screen presence at all. Come on, he is the villain of the film; at least get an actor who looks like a spoilt brat & not a starved wimpy character!
There are certain moments in the film that do touch a chord & stand out like Vidya's sudden giggle during the trial, Rani's jumping on the bonnet of her boss's car & the candle light march. The flash back scenes showing the bond between the sisters are touching.
Lastly, the actor Myra is like a fresh breath of air in the movie. A fresh , youthful face & the go getter attitude of the late Jessica Lall is well defined in the movie.
So, the movie is worth a watch , but it could have been much, much better if the characters of Sabrina & Manu Sharma had punches at the right places.