Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Bhool Bhulaiya - 4 stars from me

Hi All,
Last Saturday, I woke up in the morning, with a determination to enjoy my very first Saturday-off. And enjoy I did, coz much to my mom's amusement,I dressed up in flashy red and went alone to watch the matinee showof 'Bhool Bhulaiya' at R Adlabs. And wow, what a movie!

The movie does have a few flaws, but its so charmingly different thatyou'll forgive that. And its a mix of exactly the kind of movies I like- thrillers and comedies. (..AND it has Akshay Kumar and Shiney Ahuja)The movie starts with a funny-scary scene, with Paresh Rawal (sporting a shendi) finding himself alone in a beautiful haunted haveli. The next few scenes establish the fact that theres something not quite right with the lovely mahal. But the real story starts when the newly-wed NRIs Siddharth(Shiney) and Avani(Vidya Balan), insist on staying in the haunted mahal. What follows is literally a bhool-bhulaiya of suspicion, fear and superstition.

I liked this movie for several reasons.
1) The way its shot. Most of the action takes place in the haveli. This adds that air of 'somethin-lurking-there-since-ages' feel to the movie, since the haveli really looks like it had an...'eventful' past.
2) All the funny supporting characters and their silly antics. eg: Asrani trying to run away from the 'Bhootni'. hahaha, that was so funny.
3) Those Nancy Drew like sequences when the girls decide to explore 'that' room.
4) AkshayKumar as the eccentric detective-cum-shrink, adding lots of laughs to the recipe
5) The genuinely scary scenes
6) The music especially the flash-back dance isspectacularrrr.
7) The climax.

What I didnt like was the way the title song popped out of nowhere on Akshay Kumar's entry. It was totally out of place. Also, the movie felt really long, never-ending and repetitive at times.
Nonetheless, this one is definitely worth a watch, especially on a big screen. My 100 bucks are full vasool.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007


Enquired at Alliance Francaise, level 1 class for non-beginners is not starting until January.
So meanwhile I'll go ahead with illustration classes. Cool.

My dream offer

Looking for a beautiful design-job offer, I already made the offer-letter.


Dear Shreela,

We are happy to inform you that you have been selected to be
a part of our Team. We are happy to appoint you
as a trainee multimedia expert, in the web-graphics and 2D department.
Your honesty, warmth, and confidence, coupled with
your love and talent for effective design, storytelling and communication, is the
reason for you being chosen for this special opportunity.

For your first 6 months with us, we’ll provide you hardcore intensive
training to be a fabulous conceptualizer, visualizer,
graphic artist, vector artist, flash animator,
Flash programmer and web designer.

The training will begin on 14th Oct 2007, and continue for 6 months thereafter.
During this time, you’ll be paid a monthly salary of Rs.19650. After completing
Training, your performance will be evaluated for a raise.

We are looking forward to having you as a colleague and friend,
So be there at 7.30 am, on 14th Oct. and get ready for loads of fun,
laughter and fulfillment, along with loads of learning and work.

Your weekly schedule during training,
Mon-Thurs = 7.30 am to 4 pm
Fridays = 10.30 am to 4 pm
Saturdays and Sundays holiday

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Lifes in transition phase right now. I have already put in my papers at work.
Officially working at WAS til 31st Oct. I plan to learn and practise french and
illustration, and also work at being a fabulous beautifully expressive graphic designer......

Wednesday, October 3, 2007


When I was a kid, I thought I would be happy if I were richer, prettier. It stayed that way for many years. Since then Life has taught me better, I know that happiness has gotnothing to do with money, fame or watever.Well, theoritically or instinctivelyI guess most people know this. But it doesnt take much to 4get this crucial fact oflife in the daily grind.
When I lie down at night, in my cool cozy bedroom, theres nothing more that I want from life. I feel like I couldnt care less about getting a better job, a better salary,a better all jus seems so irrelevant, when you are looking at the big picture.But come day, and the crowd in the trains, the deadlines, the pollution..automaticallymy mind starts fantasizing about a better life.
It starts with a wish. Wish I didnt have to travel in a crowded train- wish my job were in mulund or nahur or definitely notfarther than Bhandup.
Then I start thinkin of a strategy. How to find the perfect job? Even if I find a job inMulund, will the work be stimulating, will the work atmosphere be nice..wil the, will the...So I write down a detailed description of the job I want, as according to Law of Attraction this helps the universe bring you what you desire. At this point, the chase has alreadybegun.
Once I actually start looking for a job, I have to be sure of identifying "the dream job".Theres a fair bit of tension, uncertainty and insecurity here. I gotta choose something thatsbetter than what I got. Or do I ask for a better offer from my present boss? More conflict inmy mind.
I am not saying that looking for a better chance is bad. Its just that, in the quest tofind a job that'll make me happy, we..atleast I, have repeatedly sidelined the true meaningof happiness.
At times, I just drop all the baggage and just decide to smile. I just take a deep breath,look up at the big blue sky, and become one with my inner self. And the big picture is there again. It makes me feel so good. Like I am back on track.
I have been through this mary-go-round so many times. But I dont feel so bad about it aseverytime I have evolved. Its me who reminded myself to take it easy, and think of the Buddha.

Fact is, happiness is the simplest thing. After a point in your personal evolution, you realizethat its all about just making the decision,- "Now I am happy". And all the pieces fall into place.Those are the magic words, "Now I am happy", say it like its the ultimately truth of your being,like its as real as the air you breath.

Sunday, September 30, 2007

Hello everybody!

Lol. This blog is about my life…And I am all about trying to keep my spirits up and feel good all the time.

Lemme tell you more about me. I am 24, I design websites, I looove my life
and there are dozens of things that I wanna learn and do (one of them was having this blog) before I say bye-bye.

Apart from graphic designing, I love movies, stories, comics, and
you’ll find a lot on these things here, in the coming days.

That’s all for now. Stay tuned………or don’t, ur choice. :-)