Thursday, May 26, 2011

Mrs. Tendulkar Aala Re!

On one regular lazy day, I was just lazing around and adoring the most awaited vacations after one hectic year. Never in my life so far had I worked so hard (And mind you, I say that at the end of every year :P). Studies, internships, projects, assignments, phew! Yeah so I was enjoying the “vacations” thinking about how jobless I am!

When teenagers like me are bored, we have only 2 let outs: The Idiot Box i.e. T.V. and Facebook. Facebook isn’t really that fun. You enjoy it only when you have your friends online in that chat window otherwise after an hour you end up refreshing your home page every 10 seconds just to see if bored people like us have posted something lame enough to entertain us. You know what’s amusing is that we know we have got our dose of Facebook but still we cannot get ourselves to log out and shut that damn window off! Bloody Addiction!

Now moving on to the idiot box which is not so idiot considering it gives us most of the entertainment when we have given up all the hopes and have surrendered to boredom. So well big thanks to Philo Farnsworth! And also to all the production houses, actors, directors…Uh well you got the point. (The point btw is I’m bored)

The other day I was just surfing through the channels, I came across this show Mrs. Tendulkar on Sab TV. Usually I prefer watching star world or star movies or HBO. But times when even they refuse to show me good stuff, I resort to other channels.

Ya so there is this show Mrs. Tendulkar which was going on. My sister insisted to watch it and all those who have younger sisters know how it is like when they put their foot down if they want something. They get it!

To my amazement the show was indeed good. Within 5 minutes I too was glued on the screen. Such a unique concept presented in such a marvellous way. Mrs. Tendulkar’ is a unique story of the bank colony members who, work and live together as one big family. The show stars comedy-veteran Deven Bhojani, as Suhaas Tendulkar and Kishori Godbole a well-known Marathi actress as Vibhavari Tendulkar. The show revolves around the life of the Tendulkars’ where unlike most other families, wife is the bread-earner and husband a homemaker (househusband as they say).

The acting and the themes are so real that you can connect yourself with it. Themes like corruption, following traffic rules, etc. are conveyed in a very strong yet hilarious manner. I saw it once and got addicted to it. Deven Bhojani who playes the character of Mr. Suhaas Tendulkar is indeed a star. His smile is to die for. He conveys the message with so much ease and innocence that you cannot ignore it. His habit of forgetting simple things like people’s name never fails to bring a smile on my face.

I’m telling you guys. If you are tired, or upset or for that matter just bored watch this show. Like watch it!!! It comes every Monday – Thursday 9:30 P.M. It’s half an hour of complete entertainment. You will feel refreshed and good. I guarantee that!

Lastly, Hats Off to Hats Off Productions!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

New Girl In Town...

This time I am not going to talk about any current issue, or any other person. This post, I dedicate to myself!
I was born in one of the most beautiful city of the world, Udaipur. I was born and raised up there till my 6th grade, after which I shifted to the City of Dreams.

Life took a complete U-turn. I was in a completely new world. I was reborn. I learned everything all over again just like a new-born.

Having studied in a girl’s convent school in my early years, the co-ed system astounded me! I was flabbergasted to see guys and girls mix with each other with so much ease and comfort. It was quiet awkward for me to be so cool with a guy! The “Yo!” “Wassup Dude!” sounded difficult to me. Time is the key here. And so as the time passed I too got used to it. Of course, now moving from a small city to a metro is indeed very stressful. The change one goes through is massive!

Ma Pa was very supportive. I still remember my dad telling me repeatedly to build up the self-esteem and build up the confidence to face the world! Mom always stood on the comforting end. We all know how moms are like. 1 tear in your eye and the soft hearted angel turns into a warrior to fight the world for you.

Time passed. 1 year… 2 years… 3 years…

And now after 7 long years in this city, I am a completely changed person. Things that I would have never considered of had I been in Udaipur, I think about them now. Fields I would have never been acquainted with, I know them now. I am pretty sure that if I was in Udaipur now, I would have been doing the regular B.Com course. Not that I am saying that the course is bad. It has its own standard. But B.Com is not my thing. What I mean to say is that I would have never explored Media as a field. Or for that matter, I would have never had this blog and wouldn't have got the chance to talk to you guys like this.

But as they say, “Whatever happens…happens for your good”! This indeed happened for the best!
Currently I am a First year BMM student in one of the top colleges of Mumbai! (I will brag a little now. :P) I am interning with MTV! YO! And just like every other teenager I too have big wild dreams. Chill! I won’t bore you with the ‘dream talks’.

So guys do drop in your comments. Tell me about yourself. I have readers whom I don’t know. Isn’t that lame? Awaiting your comments! :)

Saturday, May 7, 2011

All That I Am, Or Ever Hope To Be, I Owe It To My Angel Mother!

Mother…how naturally we use this term. But are we even tenuously aware of the magnitude of this name in our lives. I’m pretty sure it would be impossible for us to imagine life without MOM. She is like our backbone. Isn’t it?

For me… well my mom was the first soothing touch, the first feel... the angel sent from God whom I saw when I opened my eyes for the first time. I can imagine that warming face smiling at me giving me all the confidence that no matter whatever happens, she will not leave my side. Even if the whole world will be against me, I know she will be standing right by my side supporting me.

It’s not possible for me to imagine all that my mom has done for me. Cause she just gave without ever asking for anything in return. Not even thanks! I know you guys must be thinking that I am not saying anything new here. But just close your eyes and think for a moment. Try to see the angelic, warm, comforting face of your mom and I bet you, you too will think on the same thread.

There have been innumerable times when I fought with her, accused her for interfering in my so called ‘personal’ life. But she never complained. The next moment, seeing a tear in my eye she came running and hugged me like nothing was wrong. I am versed with how guilty I feel when I lie to her or speak rudely to her.

It’s next to impossible for me to pay back for all she has happily sacrificed for me. She didn’t leave a single stone unturned…did all she could…go to all possible lengths just so that my wants were met. Who does that? She is that one person who will be enchanted to know about your achievements. The smile on her face is to die for. It’s when you have completely given up; she comes from behind and tells you “It’s not yet over. Go on. I’m with you”.

Its Mother’s Day today…but believe me guys, every day is Mother’s Day. How many times have you hugged your mother tightly and told her you love her? If you haven’t done it yet then do it NOW! Tell her that you love her. Instead of living your life for your boyfriend/girlfriend who you are not sure will be with you the next day or not, live for your MOM. Cause she will be with you forever and always. We are in this world all because of her.

I dedicate this post to my mumma.

Mumma, this is to tell you how much I love you. I love that half an hour of chat that we have when I’m home from work. When you patiently listen to all that I have to say. Thank you for being so patient with me. Thank you for always being by my side and giving me that confidence that I can do it. Whatever little I am today, whatever little I have achieved till now is all yours…cause had you not given me that moral support, had you not given me the assurance nothing would have happened. You are like a bank where I deposit all my worries and hurt. It's so wonderful that I can share everything with you. I don't have to think before telling you something. I am so thankful to God that he gave me YOU! Even if I have nothing, I know I have you!

I love you…more than anything else in this whole wide world!