Sunday, March 23, 2014

'Curse' - 55 fiction


“But we still are friends, right?” she questioned him in a hopeful voice.
“It’s…it’s not possible for me. I have feelings for you”, he replied with a meek look, before turning to go away.


And yet again, she lost a good friend as a curse for not reciprocating his ‘love’.



-SrishTi

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Heights of being Flimsy


Heyo Peeps! How’s everyone across the screen? *waves with a sheepish grin*
It wasn’t until yesterday that I learned I had been away for quite long. Almost a month! God, how do I always manage that. :/ But for a change, I had things to keep me busy in this gap. Have you ever noticed, that I am way too much proud of myself when I declare I was busy? Even if it is a teeny-weeny five-page assignment, pending for a month. So much for being a log! -_-

But anyway, I am here and first time with an impromptu post that I just thought of minutes back. Deserves a pat, doesn’t it? B-)

So, here you go:
(This one’s based on my current state, not to confuse with my busy-ness)

How to act a perfect lazy and  waste your time, while you have heaps of sensible works to be done:
(By: A regular time-waster)

-          Refuse to leave the bed, even when you have slept enough and your head hurts with overdose of it, and the chirping of birds sound inviting.
-           Now when you can’t sleep more, just lay there and think of how useless your life is these days. Make promises to yourself, the ones you know are never going to taste reality.
-          Now that you are finally out of the bed, go sit on the dining chair with a sulking face and do just nothing for another 20 minute, or better stare at the change of seconds happening on the digital wall-clock.
-          Spend some good 10 minute, brushing your teeth, as if you are losing them the next day.
-          Finally, pick up your cell phone (You don’t need to do anything the whole day, after this).
-         Keep on switching the net on and off every hour.
-         Scroll through the WhatsApp contact list at least 10 times in a day, and don’t forget to open every new DP.
-         Drop the idea to compliment the friend, even if it’s a hell pretty pic but do expect a word or two for yours. On that note, keep changing the DP every two day, as if your existence depends on that.
-         Admire your own pictures for the umpteenth time.
-          Log in to Facebook , every alternate hour, just to scroll up and scroll down, roam around in albums of people, I don’t even text a ‘Hi!’ to, and then logout.
-         Start clearing your inbox when got nothing better to do, anticipating that someone might hack into your account any moment.
-          Fiddle with your phone’s inbox, very well aware that it’s just your network provider who loves you from the core of its heart to drop in messages on ‘Not-at-all-cheap cheap call plans’ or worse, on ‘Calculating your love meter’. -_-
-          Call up your BFF, and giggle on the same conversation you two shared online, the last evening.
-          Refresh your mail-box, hoping for some comment on your blog, when the last post you wrote has quite well become stale one month old thing.
-          Frame lines for a post on your blog, for the hundredth time in the last 6 months, only to never write it down.
-          Self-talking on how you have got to do something in life. It doesn’t matter if you really do anything for that or not.
-          Read blogs, admire (read: envy) them, and then forget to comment. (That’s on how to be lazy)
-          Read just 3 books in three months! (I hate myself for this :’()
-         Switch on the TV and keep hopping from channel to channel. Half-an hour into it, and you end up watching just ads.
-          Laze around the whole day, and sit down to write up a stuff with its submission deadline just a couple of hours away.
-         Crave for a simple pair of bread-butter, but decide against it just because the butter will take time to melt. (Okay, I added this one just like that)
-          Look at the disaster-stricken state of your room, give an expression of concern, and just move out of the room, obviously promising yourself that you’ll clean the mess once you are “free”.
-         Read the messages and timeline posts, you received on your birthday again and again. (Yea, I just grew up..umm..two weeks back. More on that soon, I ‘promise’)
-         Make flimsy posts like these and hold high expectations from the patient readers to leave a word a two, solely because you’ll soon be refreshing your mail-box.


Cheer up, dudes! My list just ended. And leave that, did any one notice I have curtailed my habit of using emoticons at the end of every other sentence? I guess it’s nothing more than another sign of laziness. -_- (I just used one. Yay!)

It’s a TATA now! If nothing else, just tell me I haven’t been behaving alien-like in all the above points.



Till the next serving,

SrishTi  :)

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Sort of a Movie Review-'Highway'


There are very few movies that clutch my heart with such a might that I don’t want them to end. This was one such movie. I haven’t ever been too much of a big screen fan, but yes, cinema world has always intrigued me. I find it an artistically different field. But never going too deep into it, my acquaintance has usually been limited to most-watched movies, rather than must-watch ones.

Call it the growing-sane effect or whatever, the trailers of highway made me fall in love with it. What with those countryside scenes, the mountains, snow, nonchalantly cute-looking Veera(Alia Bhatt), the breeze, the truck, the Highway...and the SONGS! Just wow! ^_^. And as obvious as it sounds, I was determined to spend my savings on this one :P

Alia’s performance, as known to most of us, has been gathering a good number of praises. And why wouldn’t it! The girl outstandingly stands out in the movie. She’ll make you laugh and cry, both with the same intensity. True, I wasn’t even a bit fascinated by her in SOTY, but Surprise! Surprise! You get to watch a completely contrast character here. Precisely, adding her to the list of my favourites sounds like a good idea :D

(Pic source: bollywoodlife.com)
(Pic source: apnatimepass.com)
^This is what I mean 


Randeep Hooda, it was being said before the release , was totally unsuitable to be cast against Alia. But hey, are good stories only about a chocolate-faced guy pampering his candy-faced girl? Go apply for some sense, bashers! -_-. The guy fit amazingly in the role, and I loved the part where he smiles. That’s all about him. More will spoil the fun.
Among the supporting cast, the ally of Mahabir (Randeep) who stays with him till the end and whose name I can’t remember (Yes, I can be that bad with names :/), was quite good and his scenes quite fairly forced a chuckle out of me. He was good and cute to watch. :D
And now, the locations!  Can you hear me squeal with joy when I say I LOVED THEM? The roads (obviously), the fields, the hills, the mountains, the streams ^_^....and Veera’s dream house-replication of my idea of a cosy life! I have always loved snow and streams, and the movie made me love them more. How I wish I was Veera, spending days in a truck sleeping in that congested little space which ironically gives the best comfort (assumption), breathing in the view of a snow-clad mountain, and finally getting a key to your dream house :D. Sounds pretty amazing, doesn’t it?

My weird wishes apart, the movie’s awesome. It has got an appreciable storyline, the pain hitting you hard while you just had a good laugh in the last scene. But just to remind, that's my personal view :). 
Why did it end soon? Why o why? :’(
I won’t dive into the cinematography and stuffs, as I am under-capable of doing that. But yes, the music is fabulous. And that I say, even when I am a dimwit in this art. None can doubt Rahman’s proficiency. Go, plug-in right away if you haven’t done it yet. You’ll come back to thank me, I bet :P (Oh wow! It rhymed!).


What? I am done. C’mon! Me writing a review, is in itself a mega event. It is the zeal that I am feeling after finally watching the film, that has made me script all the above lines, I guess. And I now realise, I am out of praises, and this may be the only review ever from my side :D. So yeah, that’s a stop now. If you haven’t yet watched it, go book your tickets now, will you?

Ta-da till the next randomly written post!


P.S.: Was that even an acceptable way to write a movie review? I mean, it talks more about how I wished to be there inside the screen, at all those locations, dancing with all those wacky clothes on. Okay, that’s it. I’ll leave.


-Srishti