What is Success?

Another poem I came across and really liked!! Enjoy! 

 What is Success?

To laugh often and much;

To win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children;

To earn the appreciation of honest critics
and endure the betrayal of false friends;

To appreciate beauty;
To find the best in others;

To leave the world a bit better, whether by
a healthy child, a garden patch
or a redeemed social condition;

To know even one life has breathed
easier because you have lived;

This is to have succeeded.

 — Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Valentine’s Day is cominggggg!!!!

Yeah, so it’s the 13th of February, just a day to go for the Valentine’s Day!!! “So why are you bothered??”, quips my colleague at office, “Aren’t you single, and happily so????”

Goddd!! colleagues at work!!!! relatives!! friends’ mummies!!!! It seems that the only job remaining on their ‘to-do’ lists is to find a suitable match for ‘ellligible’ young girls around! Ohh, but we are deflecting away from the topic!

Hmm, so I was talking about Valentine’s Day!! Loyal readers might remember that I have already written a post about Valentine’s day sometime before; but whereas that one addressed an issue about V-day/D-day conflict, this one is on a much lighter note… While we were chit-chatting at office, we just realized that this was the silver jubilee of the Valentine’s days in our lives!! (Hahaha!) So I thought why not, ek article, Vday ke naam!!

For starters, how many of you know how Valentine’s day originated? Not the specific details, but atleast an idea?

Valentine’s day celebrates the life of Saint Valentine who during some king’s rule(amnesia!!!!), inspite of the king’s orders that soldiers in army weren’t allowed to get married; guided them towards matrimonial harmony. Got beheaded as a result!<sigh!>

So Valentine’s day came into being, as a celebration, a commemoration, a remembrance, to the the right to love, and take love forward, into marital bliss!!(That’s sad to some, is it???LOL)

Anyways, yeah, so that’s it that there is to it! Or is it?

What is Valentine’s day to us today? A day to spell out your feelings for your loved ones, a day to take out time for your ‘someone special’, a day to sit and discuss about how many shops the saffron brigade will destroy today? And ofcourse, the day for quintessential debate- are we aping the western culture?? !!&&##$$$

 Well, as I have previously said, it is just another occasion for me to celebrate LIFE!! We are so busy with our work otherwise, that we seldom get time to pamper ourselves… So do it on V day…what’s the harm?? Me and my room mates surely did so last year.. Cooked an elaborate meal of Pizza and Custard, did up our house with flowers, and enjoyed!!!! 🙂

Now, there’s so much more that I can write about all this, but, why don’t you guys chip in this time? Lemme know what you feel about Valentine’s day, and also how you celebrate it in your own way.. And then, we can have a further discussion! 🙂 What say people?

Movie review: Sunday

Occasion: Me n my friend roaming around, find nothing better to do!

Place: Inox, Pune

Time: 7:45 p.m

Price: 170 bucks

Movie: Sunday

Star Cast: Ajay Devgan, Ayesha Takia, Irrfan Khan, Arshad Warsee

Theme: A simple fun-loving girl goes to a pub one Saturday-night, someone mixes Rohypnol in her drink, the girl undergoes a series of (mis)adventures, and falls off to sleep, only to wake up on Monday!! How can a Sunday goes missing from your life? The girl has no idea!

Story: Ajay Devgan, ACP-cum-prospective bridegroom for Ayesha, takes it up on himself, to find the lost Sunday. Through lots of suspense and comedy, and with the help of Irfan and Arshad, does it!! And gets the gal, too!!

Performances: Ajay Devgan scores average to good, Ayesha Takia has looked very sweet, but Arshad and Irrfan take the trophy!

The technical side: Dialogues- crisp!!Music- average! Rest all- Not bad!!

 My prediction about your reaction: So, what’s so great???

My answer: Nothing!! The movie’s not a must-watch, but is fairly entertaining for sure!! You won’t repent for going ahead and watching it! Clean comedy- for a change!

My rating: Yellow- going- on to-green!

Moods!

Confused, Happy, Sad, Angry, Irritated, Anticipating, Waiting, Frustrated, Apprehensive, Curious, Excited, Fidgety, Agitated, Helpful, Helpless, Confident, Smiling, Crying, Laughing, Pleading, Badgering, Pestering, Consoling, Hopeful, Hopeless, Good, Bad, Deserted, Scared, Resigned!

The moods I have gone through, in the last 2-3 months!!!!! In no particular order. Oh what a time it was, is, and will be!!! <sigh!!>