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A beautiful song. And the man behind is Atif again. What a voice!

Whatta beautiful gaana!

Alas! there is no good movie running in the theatres!

I have nothing much to say today. Going back to Delhi is getting to me!!

She always wanted to be independent. She always imagined flying high.


She decided to leave home....


And she reached this place. People were new, work was new. She got adjusted and worked hard to make it. At times, she asked herself "Why do I need to be here?"


She thought of going back. But something or the other kept her from going.


She had a habit of not answering calls while working, eating. She didn't like to multi task. So she made all calls to the people back home with her cell phone on her way back home. The calls started as soon as she sat inside her cab and use to end while she was looking for the keys. There was a small stretch, which she forgot about every day. The phone used to disconnect at this point. There was never any signal. She hated it, she hated redialing. It happened everyday and she cursed the disconnection every day.


"Ya mom. Sorry the phone got cut again. I don't know why there is no signal in this particular region. It happens everyday"


The same thing repeated and went on for 6 months.


Her mom got used to it. And so did Natasha.


It was a Friday evening. Natasha was late again. She used to get over involved with her work. But she never said that she loved what she did. But everyone around her felt, she was a very passionate person. Truth was she didn't have many friends in the new city and she liked to immerse herself in work. Loneliness gave her the creeps and she was doing a good job of keeping herself away from it.


She was an attractive girl. Loads of guys showed their interest in her.
She liked a few of them. But never dated anyone. She was just scared. That was her nature. She didn't engage in long conversations with her peers and subordinates. She was not uncomfortable; she just had a short attention span.


Natasha missed home badly. She had learnt to cook for herself owing to the fact that she didn't have any close friends. She lived in a studio apartment and had made it look lovely. But no one was ever invited inside it.


Getting back to the Friday evening, where she was late again not TO the office but FROM the office. She had a glass of water, made her hair and decided to go down. She was waiting for the cab looking at the time in her cell phone. After all that was her only friend in the not so new place. Natasha still considered it new.

At the same point, the signal went off. She was all alone in the cab today.
She never called up her mom again this time.

Khufiye


One batch down.
A few more to go :(

Take 2

The farewell dinners were in full swing this weekend.
We, the people from Take 2 met up last night and decided on our next steps...
1).Me moving out of the city is definitely not the end of our production house.
We will keep doing plays and other things. Maybe short movies as well...

2).Our next play would be a comedy.

3). Nag, Ram and Bhushan will be directors.

4). I will come in the last 2 weeks of our next production.

5).We will be holding fresh auditions for our next production, when our script is ready.

6).We have to devise strategies for motivation and commitment.

Lastly, I will really miss you all.

PS: Do go and watch the next production from "The Scripts" people.
Alexander, the great plays 3 shows on world theatre day (March 27th) @ the Christ Auditorium

Some people come into our lives and leave without warning. They leave impressions on our hearts, on our minds, in our lives…Life doesn’t stop yet it and it doesn’t go on…
One of such people, Maya.

I met Maya 2 years back in the ICU ward. My laptop was my biggest friend that time, I kept writing and Maya became a real person.
I stopped when I got out of Bombay. A competition again gave life to her and I completed a few chapters of the book, not knowing what the end could be…

Just a few months back, my father’s suggestion became my dream.
And I set out to transform the dream to reality. And this is the first time I feel that dreams do come true.

The dream was always running ahead of me. To catch up, to live for a moment in unison with it, that was the miracle.

No dream ever comes true, unless you wake up and realize it.

I did it. I found my Manasi, Karan, Vikram and Maya’s friends. All her friends’ added life to her on stage and the whole lot of people got an opportunity to meet her…meet Maya.

Without a Trace

She was gone. They all had to fight their battles. The following are accounts of three hearts that still weep while others have started to forget.

Manasi

All the conversations we ever had, the fun times, everything. They just wouldn’t leave me. I always closed my eyes and prayed to god “Please send her back.”
Why didn’t he listen?

It’s tough when his existence becomes a question especially at these times. I was losing faith every day. My father on the other hand had not lost it. He prayed every day and was sure Maya would come back.

I loved her too much. I couldn’t let go. My life couldn’t be normal. I tried but failed. I just couldn’t forget the person I loved the most. I never even tried to. I just wanted her back. The tears rolled down…

I was hopeful and the bell rang again…

Karan

It had been so long and we hadn’t found her. That day had turned out to be the worst day in my life. I had lost the biggest joy in my life. There was no way I was ready to give up.

I had hope and when she came back I wanted to be the first one she saw.

I used to dream about her every day. It had been months now. I had been staying in the hotel and my business was suffering. I had the same dream every day. In my dream I was sleeping, she used to wake me up and she looked so beautiful. Just the way she looked when she came after a bath and water droplets fell over my face. I used to wake up and see her face first thing in the morning. I was so happy every time that I woke up with tears in my eyes. I had never cried before this and there hadn’t been a day in the last few months that I didn’t cry. I missed her a lot. I could hear her voice all around me. I didn’t know before this that I loved her so much.
I just closed my eyes and prayed. “God please sent her back.” Like he even knew me. But there was no harm trying it. Maybe he would listen if only he was there.

Manasi’s name flashed on my mobile. It was early morning. Maya must be back. Nervously I answered the phone…Hope lived.

Vikram

I dreamt I held you in my arms, you were safe
Just the way when you were born
I woke up to tears falling silently.
My heart is heavy and hollow
Can’t bear the grief any longer
Can’t feel the pain today. Have I become so numb?
Please return to me before it too late.
Let me gently hold you in my arms
Just like the day when you were born

I answered the phone and hoped to hear her. But it was the police officer.
There was something important he had found out. Hope lived.


Would she ever come back? That question still dwindles in my mind.
The play was staged in the Alliance fran├žaise on the 21st of December and it has left me very happy.

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Fabulous posters @ http://www.allposters.com/

Check this out :

http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/magazinemonitor/2008/01/100_things_we_didnt_know_last_3.shtml

14. Antony and Cleopatra were ugly.

I never thought they were very pretty in any case.

33. Female civil servants in India are questioned about their menstrual cycle as part of their appraisal.

That's strange. But I have heard, house maids being questioned about this. It's a part of the interview process in Indian homes.

39. The secret to happiness is accepting misery.

So is the secret to love.
If you love misery, fall in it.
If you love yourself, fall out of it.
70. IP Addresses will run out in 2010.

That's creepy!
How will we download! :(

Logon for more!
It's def an interesting read.

Other things that I didn't know last year:

There must be a 100 here too. I will give my favorites...

1). Love thy neighbor.

2). dreams become reality.

3). Feelings are a bitch!

4). the unsettled always get settled. Look around.

See ya!

Move

It was so easy to talk about "forever"
It was so easy to be "together"

As we go on.
I keep thinking of all the times.
The times that I thought would never change.

But we won't come back.
If you have something to say...
Say it today
Cause am moving on
And I can't slow down

As we go on....
I keep thinking of all the times.
The times that I thought would never change.

I didn't know about love.
How did it come between you and me?
It was you and me
And there was that small tea stall
It was you and me
And those long odd hours
It was you and me
And that long black last seat in the bus

It was you and me
Cuz there will always be you and me.

As we go on
I keep thinking of all the times.
The times that I thought would never change.

Our lives might change forever.
But we will be "forever"
And we will be "together"

Barnacle

Well I think it's all resolved and they have a few more in the can before they scrap out the season.

So for people who are not much into the Barnacle's, here's some trivia for you all...
Btw the show is a must watch!

1). Lemon Law:
The Lemon Law may be invoked if, at any point during the initial five minutes (300 seconds) of a first date, either party deems the union hopeless and elects to abort said date in the interest of time and/or self-respect.

The reasons could be anything to nothing. But the first 5 mins doesn't leave anyone hurt. And if you manage to score with him/her in those 300 seconds, you've mastered the law!

2). The Platinum rule:
Don't Love Thy neighbor.
311 revolved around it with flashbacks illustrating barney's fixtures.
The best part was "don't kill the bar!!"
So basically, please don't date a waiter/ress in your favorite coffee shop/bar.
Its kills the place for the entire group.
If you got what I meant....

3). Crazy eyes
A woman who has these should be dumped instantly.
Otherwise you will get involved in certain psychotic activities with them :)
Well you just know it, when you see someone with those crazy eyes.

4). Suit up
To score...you need a suit. Nothing but a suit and a wing man...
Have....you....met Ted? Remember that one?

I can't think of more. And they are not my rules... and I don't abide by them. :)
But the show is absolutely great!

Love marriages

Rewind : A year ago, such an ad over social awareness would not move me. I wouldn't even think that such things existed.

We talk about social reforms and more often or not they usually revolve around women.

What do we say to such an attitude?

Is it right? Is it right getting stuck in a generation gap in 2008. Just because I wasn't aware of it, didn't mean that it did not exist!

Jaago India...!!It's not about we women all the time.

Sometimes Part 2

Sometimes...

2 yrs ago...
We were supposed to meet.
We were meant to be...

What made you turn your back on me then?
And What is now making you turn back time now.

It's too late.
We are too far apart now.

X : But I am here now. We can start over.

Very convinient.
Move on X. Its time you did...
Cuz you did 2 yrs ago...you never came.
I never saw you.

X : I was there Y.
I just didn't meet you.

Why????

X : All the best Y.
I will always love you.
I made a mistake by coming back...just like I had made a mistake by coming 2 yrs back.

Dream

it's too late now
it's just too far now....

Time has changed
And this time its not so good.
Pick up the fallen pieces.
Walk with me.

dreams...
I live in my dreams?
No no...
my dreams are my life...
I live for them
And I could even die for them..

Are you a dream?
A dream that I believe in...
No no

it's too late now
it's just too far now...

Sometimes

Sometimes it feels like yesterday...

And sometimes it feels like someone else's memory.




Did so much change over the last 4 yrs?

Was it worth it?

Is going back to where you came from worth it?



Yes I am pretty, successful....proud...

But am I happy?



Ms. X returns home.

Finds him...right where she had left him. At the same park we met everyday...



X: "When was the last time you smiled ?" (Tears in her eyes)

Lets name him Y.

Y: "Why? I am happy....do you get that?"

X: "Oh..But I have missed you...."

She runs towards him....

Y: "Stop! I am with some one else now. I am sorry."



And that's how the show ends. To watch more of it...pls be tuned.



PS : This has no resemblance to me whatsoever!

When I get back home,

there will be a v few bits and pieces left.

A new life. A new dream. A new beggining and lots of battles to win.

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