Sunday, January 13, 2008
I know you people must be wondering what I am talking about. By saying all this I am referring to a new chapter in my life and in all the freshers' lives - University. This is the stage where the warmth and care got in school is left and a new and more independent environment is found. No more running behind the students by their teachers and telling them to perform better than they have. No more short breaks to look forward too after long classes which though boring at times are being missed by many.
These are just a few points about the change I remembered at this point. There are many more feelings that are being felt and observed by others as they start this chapter in their lives. For me this whole experience is a brand new one and still so much is happened that it seems ages since I first stepped into university. The fact that this note was also written was because of the various observations that where made by me and my friends at university.
One cannot help but notice the freedom got in university which is totally missing in most schools at least in this part of the world. Students in university are free to decide for themselves and can choose almost everything from their class timings to how they want to spend their day at the university. For most this is a thrilling experience as they get to do what they want without any objection from the teachers and other members of the educational institution as seen in school. There are always two sides to everything and hence this new found freedom may be good or bad depending on how one wants it to be.
The other noticeable thing was that making friends is very important and not necessarily a quick process. For some this was easy as they are natural charmers while others struggled in this aspect. Even the aspect of having a co-education form of educational system was new to many people while others where used to this. Due to this a new meaning of the word "love" could be seen in the whole duration of the first term spent here. At most times this was found to be hilarious but at a few particular times very weird.
Friendship in the beginning was seen amongst small groups of people hanging out together but as time passed on everybody got to know more people around them and hence these small groups though there were not as rigid as before. Everyone started feeling comfortable with others and things started going smoothly.
The custom and a compulsory ritual of making the freshers do all kinds of wacky stuff by their seniors or rather "ragging" was not to be seen in this university of ours. Seniors welcomed us very easily and in a friendly way rather than using other methods mentioned before.
This first term in university taught me a lot of things and was a really enjoyable experience. Hence I am looking forward to the next one. Do you people feel the same?Tell me about it and write about any other experience you might have got till now.
Till the next time...cya!!!!!
Saturday, June 16, 2007
The thought that they won't always be there during your troubled times is just really hard to digest. Then as I've always believed that there is always a good or positive side to everything I can also say that once college starts this feeling might reduce if not completely die out as new friends will be made and the whole new experience of a different environment will keep these thoughts away and hence one would not feel that bad about the whole situation. This might sound monotonous to many but this is what is happening around me right now so I choose to talk about this. Many others might also be undergoing the same feelings what I am going through and hence can understand this post very easily and hence not much explaining is needed.
So this is what I feel about this whole scenario as an integral part of my life is being changed. The time has come to make new friends. The thing I'm most concerned about is will the same contact and personal touch remain between the "friends" or will everything just breakaway. That is for me to see and time will answer this question.
Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Life does get boring sometimes but on a few rare occasions you just feel like it cannot get worse. Finally Akshay's video is uploaded and I'm watching his "Bittersweet Reality". The music is nice which makes the video effective. Above average. He could do better though. Anyways now I just told him about the video and he humbly accepted. So its back to the usual and most addictive thing which we all know as "Facebook". It's the same routine. Signing in, the home page uploads, you check for four things-
- If anyone has added you as a friend or if there is any friends detail request.
- If anyone has poked you or poked you back.
- If anyone has written on your wall,commented on any of your photos.
- If anyone has given you a group invitation.
I am doing just that. This I must say is one thing that can keep a person occupied for hours and even though he gets sick of it for the time being he will still log onto it the next day. Along with MSN this can be a very useful method to try and avoid boredom or to keep from increasing the current state of boredom. But today is different. The boredom has peaked and has reached its maximum level. A point of saturation if I can say has come. This post is proof of the fact that a man can do anything if he is bored. Even write a post which has no meaning whatsoever. Anyways I shall stop now otherwise people might just stop reading my blog for good. Now do you people understand what joblessness and boredom can do to you!!!
Monday, May 28, 2007
It is not the end of board examinations or even the results that are the reason I'm back but it is more of a realization that has dragged me back into this. The realization of friends departing, of newer ones being made, of new experiences that await us in the future, the idea of entering into a world which will not be as comfortable and supportive as the school years have proved to be.
These thoughts were always on the back of my mind but never really did they come out till now. They might be thoughts that may bring sadness or fear, or even thoughts that could bring excitement to oneself. Whatever emotion they bring there is only one fact, that they are there in reality. We cannot hide away from these truths. We cannot say that our friends will not be going their separate ways and will always be together or say that we will always be nurtured in the future in the same manner as we have been while we were at school. The time of being realistic has come and it cannot be avoided.
For me the idea of friends separating is far more distressing than many other things that might be more of an issue to others. The idea that the very people whom you have been with for a major part of life will be going away is unthinkable to say the least. But one's have to be strong and know that everyone has to carry on with their lives and that this is all part of a journey which everyone undertakes. With this thought many fears come along to. The friendship may carry on but the personal touch which was there previously might go away due to the physical distance involved. There might also be lack of touch which was previously maintained as people would get involved with the hard work that goes into earning a degree/diploma. People would get more career focused and might also forget that they also made friends in school. The last point is not a one which is usual and hence is not really a fear.
As there are always two ways of looking at every situation I will not talk only about the problems that come with these realizations. There are also good points to it. The main fact that there is something different and exciting to look forward to at university is a vital example. Another good thing about these realizations is that you get mentally prepared for the challenges that come your way. The lack of your friends being there gets covered up by the arrival of new ones. Even the nervousness which one might have about college life gets reduced to a great extent when one has a mindset of looking forward to the place. Like these few examples the realization which comes after school has both bad points and good points to it in a way that the bad points are the fears involved with it while the good points bring the excitement to it.
In today's world it is very easy to lose touch while it is also very easy to keep in touch with one another. The world is becoming very competitive and everywhere competition is increasing and hence the demand to do well and be the best is very high. Due to this people get really caught up in their own lives that they rarely have time for their friends they made during their school days. Now despite all this if a person wants to keep in touch he can easily do so as the technology has increased a lot from yesteryear's. E-mail, community sites,blogs and so on help people to keep in touch with each other and hence not much effort is required. Having said all this I wonder what effect will all this have on me in times to come. Will I be strong and have faith in my friends, or will I just shatter under the lack of support which I previously got from them? Everybody has had these realizations sometime or the other or will soon have if they have not already.
How do you see yourself reacting to all this and is there a final answer as to how one can feel about the various realizations he makes after school?
Monday, February 05, 2007
The cozy atmosphere of classrooms will be no more. The shouting of the people who cared(teachers) will be far lost in memory. The friends we grew up with to be young men and women will all head to different parts of the world to pursue their respective careers. These people might get so busy with their college life and with making their careers that finding the time for one phone call or even an e-mail may become difficult.
Various memories are collected during the long journey that is our schooling life. But how does one express them? When there are so many memories, so many experiences that one has, how does he share them? I'm in the same situation of a desire to share and reflect upon my memories . People can say what they want of how they feel about leaving school but for me it will be one of the most emotional moments of my life. There are people who join a school a little later than the start as they have been in another school previously. Then there are those people who shift schools and join a school during the later stages of their schooling careers. Finally there are those who have been in the same school for their entire schooling life.
I fortunately, as I look at it belong to this group of people. The advantage of this is that you become familiar with the school and the people in school and you make friends that grow with you and whom you spend your childhood with. The disadvantage comes at the end when its time to leave and say good bye. It is then that one feels the real pinch of leaving what he/she knew as a second home. The whole warmth of school comes rushing into you and the more close the time to depart comes the more hard it is to accept the fact that its the end and that it's all over.
Even though there is the happiness and excitement of entering into a life full of challenges and free from the restrictions that schooling life had we cannot forget or ignore the sadness one gets on leaving a place which took everyone in its care no matter how they were and protected and nourished them to become what they are at the end of it all. I cannot forget Modern of which I am a part for about 2 more months from the last FOURTEEN YEARS of my life. The lessons I've learnt there, the friends I've made there and just all the experiences within those premises are unforgettable. I will miss the school but as life goes on so must I move on and I will not say good bye but as they say, adieu!!!
Friday, January 19, 2007
Undoubtedly, Abhishek is the heart and soul of the movie! He captures the audiences with his powerful performance as Gurukant Desai a.k.a Guru, and it will not be wrong to say that it is one of his best performances so far. His clean shave look which he dons in the movie suits him much better than the rugged look he had in movies like Dhoom 2. He is now getting the hang of acting in more mature roles than when he first came to the industry. In this movie he portrays the life of an ordinary villager with an ambition of owning the largest company in India for a start as for him success never stops coming until the hard work and determination continues.
The lead actress is Aishwarya Rai who is acting as Gurukant Desai's(Abhishek Bachchan) wife Sujatha in the movie. She does some good scenes with Abhishek but does not shine out as Abhishek steals the limelight from her. She once again has not failed to impress the audience with her dances and the clothes she wears in them. Her image as Sujatha who is a middle class wife does not suit her that well and she is better off with a sexy image in movies like Dhoom 2. Her performance is not the best she has done and is capable of more.
Veteran actor Mithun Chakraborthy is also one of the main characters in the movie and actually does a good job on this one after a long time. We see that he still has the acting ability he once possessed during the early 90's. He plays the role of Manikdas Gupta a.k.a Nanaji, who is the owner of a newspaper in the film through which he feels he can tell the public the truth and the reality of what is actually happening. He portrays the role of an honest and straightforward man quite well and has given one of his better performances in recent times.
After acting in films like Parineeta and Lage Raho Munnabhai, Vidya Balan does a very different role in the film. She plays the role of Meenu, the grand daughter of Manikdas Gupta(Mithun Chakraborthy) and a girl who is suffering from multiple sclerosis. Her kissing scene with Madhavan is one of the most talked about scenes in the movie. She has done justice to the role and has shown that she can do different roles also if given the chance.
Last but not the least by any means, R Madhavan plays the character of Shyam Saxena; a journalist who wants to bring Guru(Abhishek Bachchan) down as he feels that Gurukant Desai has reached the top by a deceitful way and is supported by Manikdas Gupta(Mithun Chakraborthy). He is also the husband of Meenu(Vidya Balan) whom he proposes to marry in the controversial kissing scene. He does not have much to do in the film but does well in what ever little he has.
- THE MUSIC- A.R. Rahman does an excellent job with the music as usual. He keeps the tempo of the film going with the soundtrack of "gurubhai gurubhai" giving the movie a feel of success and at the same time giving a stylish touch to the main character. Songs like Mayya(where Mallika Sherawat has a guest appearance) and Barso re are lively numbers while Tere Bina(sung by Rahman himself) and Ay Hairathe bring a romantic feel in the movie. The music is really good and is in-sync with the movie. It builds up the emotion of every scene in the film whether it is of anger or an emotional one. A.R. Rahman once again proves that he is one of the best music directors around.
- THE CINEMATOGRAPHY- The 1950's look onwards has been captured well in the movie. The dances have been shot well and the effects shown in scenes like the court room scene and the last scene are simply outstanding.
This one inspires you to dream and shows you how you can achieve them by your hard work and determination. Although the year has just begun, Guru will be looked back at the end of the year as one of the best movies made this year. All in all a great movie and one not to miss.
Thursday, January 11, 2007
"That's what happened in the party!!? NO WAY!!"
"Man he is SO hot!!(giggles)"
Don't worry I've not lost my mind yet!! These are just some of the many things that come under the category of Gossip. I'm sure you people must have found it weird reading it at the beginning of the post! We talk about it, take pleasure out of it and best of all if it's our friend who is in the picture then the unmeasurable fun and pleasure is got out of it!
This term was for sometime back associated with women only, whom everyone knew spoke a lot about anything and everything. But strangely of late, men have also become a prey to what I would like to call a disease. Yes, a disease and that too a contagious one! Nowadays everyone gossips and they take a lot of interest in it. Well, its not right to say everybody but there are those "unfortunate/fortunate" few people who are excluded from this category. They are either introverts or just too mature for all these things!
I must confess that I too take interest in all this but up to a certain extent. Its all in good fun though. Anyways, one thing should be kept in mind which is generally forgotten, that all fun has its limits and we should not extend this to the point where others get hurt or their reputation gets tarnished. Some people don't keep this in mind and that's when the problem starts. The gossip becomes converted into what is generally known as a Rumour. This is also another kind of disease if you ask me. It is created when a small little piece of news or some information about somebody or some body's life's affairs is flaunted to another level making it seem bigger than it actually is. People get the wrong impression when in reality there's nothing near to what they've heard is going on and even rarely if there is a connection, these rumours give a different perspective to the topic all together!
There are various reasons for these rumours in my opinion. They are-
- To get someone to others' notice or to make him/her more popular.
- To get the name of a person you hate/are jealous of down, for your own personal reasons.
- Just to see the reaction of people when a rumour is created about somebody, and to get fun out of that.
- To get back at someone for a rumour he/she created about you.
- To link your name with someone who is popular in hope of getting popular too.(Unbelievable but true!)
- Last but not the least, to get another thing to gossip about.(i.e. the rumour itself!)
Basically, even though these might seem a lot of fun and stuff but in the end only those that have been involved in such rumours know what all they have gone through to convince people that all the stories going around are JUST rumours!!