Saturday, September 9, 2023

Set of 5 stories - 55 fiction, Season 3

1) The realization
Today was the death anniversary of his father, he had not called his mother to avoid the uncomfortable conversation. As he sat on the beach, his eyes filled with tears, he saw a soap bubble drifting & popping in front of his eyes. He realized the fragile nature of life, what is there today is gone tomorrow!
P.S: Sometimes the loneliest of situations bring profound realizations. It's okay to avoid the uncomfortable conversation. 

2) Non-Judgemental 
        As tears of happiness rolled down his cheeks, he thought that finally there was one person in the world who would truly love him regardless of his looks, financial status, behavior etc. & more importantly not expect anything in return except a little bit of love. The newborn held her dad's thumb tightly as she fell asleep.

3) Random events 
       Three insignificant events happened almost simultaneously on a pale blue dot revolving around a normal yellow star. A soap bubble exploded to the amazement of the boy, a man felt alone but ecstatic for no reason in the crowd, and a woman felt sad after successfully finishing all the chores at home.
P.S : Don't take life too seriously, your existence is just so minuscule on a cosmic scale. 

4) The returned help
            He often gave a rupee or two to a beggar near his office. One day, while leaving the office it was raining heavily & he wanted to reach home soon. When the bus arrived, he noticed that his wallet was left behind in the office. The same beggar came & said, "This 20 rupees will help". He thanked the beggar. 

P.S : Sometimes small acts of kindness will go a long way to help you when needed.

Thursday, August 20, 2020

Set of 5 stories - 55 Fiction, Season - 2

 1. Move on with memories.

His eyes were wet signing the sale agreement of his home that was no longer needed, as he had moved to the town. As he closed the door to lock, he saw image of his parents in the empty house & recalled his dad used to tell to move on in life, no matter what happens.

P.S: Life moves on no matter what. Time heals things.

2. A new chapter 

Finally I spoke to her on the last day of college in library. I had seen her everywhere in class, canteen, gym etc. I asked: Do you get this strange feeling of missing these books, even though you were never excited to read them in the first place? Hey, Can we be friends? She replied: Glad that you asked, Sure!

P.S: Some good things have to end to give way for the better things in life.

3. The speaking tree

“You don't belong here, how come you are here?”, asked the saint to the tree, seeing it was a very unusual. The tree said “probably I am not from here. A comet or meteorite may have brought me down here when I was a seed. I have learnt the language listening to passing by people over the years.”

P.S: Based on the theory or concept that life was seeded on earth, probably brought down by comet or meteorite from another planet, where life was plentiful, probably mars or some other habitable planet outside solar system as well. Recently there has been enough data to confirm the existence of earth like planets. These are called Exoplanets.

4. The Umbrella

Two friends met for coffee, at a hotel close to their place. It reminded them of their student life. It started to pour while they were about to leave. "Take this umbrella, I know you dislike carrying it, but you are not as young as you used to be. I'll reach home in no time on my Bajaj” said one to another

P.S: This reflects the love, care & concern to minor interests of an old friend. I have a close friend who lets me win the computer games, against him. How nice of him!!

5. The Strangers

They were just strangers who exchanged a smile in lift while going office almost everyday. He had switched job & on last day he told her “I won't be working here anymore, just wanted to tell you, that you have really pretty eyes”. She said “thanks & wish you the best”.

P.S: Two people may not know each other but share a connection, like when commuting in a bus, train etc. They care for each other as their lives intersect for a while or so regularly.

Friday, July 27, 2018

Movie Review: The Big Sick

*This movie review contains spoilers*
Refrain from reading further if you want to watch the movie in the near future.

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           The Big Sick is a light-hearted romantic\ comedy movie - like the ones you watch on Romedy Now TV channel. After watching the movie you feel a kind of subtleness reflected in you from the storyline & the characters of the movie. Sometimes love is just about showing up, being there, being available, though the other person may not realize it. Everyone is super busy or they appear to be these days & sparing the few precious moments of your life for another person means that you are giving away something valuable part of yourself i.e your time. 
    Working on a relationship to care & share the little joys of life, means a lot in building a relationship. This movie tells that relationship are not built in a day, or there is a great attraction at work to make it happen instantly but takes courage & persistence to just make things right coz that makes sense. 
    Kumail, the actor plays his own character in the movie, does a superb job whereas acting doesn't come naturally to Emily. Kumail- A Pakistani, who drives a cab in the US tries to impress Emily parents, when Emily gets hospitalized for some serious problem, the subtle light-hearted humour in this context & situations is refreshing here. Kumail also tries his hand in stand up comedy which is catching up a lot these days. He is really not funny on stage & creates a pathetic situation pouring his heart out in front of the audience. That's the way the story starts when he meets Emily - one of his audience & ends too in a similar setup. 

        Sometimes love is the hope to hold onto someone or something, knowing that perhaps its not meant to be, perhaps its meant to fade away or die or fail, but still trying, waiting it out. The story revolves around the stereotypes and cultural differences between Pakistani & US mindsets.  
In nutshell, a good watch if you like a slow-paced, light-hearted comedy. 

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Friday, January 27, 2017

What have Indian advertisements taught me ?

Indian, Bollywood celebrities are having all kind of health problems like body odor, dandruff, hair fall, bad tooth etc

Your confidence & morale can be increased by a variety of things like cold drinks, chocolates, fairness creams etc.

You can clear interviews or impress people by using the right products, accessories, fairness creams would do the trick or washing your clothes with detergents.

Dentists are the most confused people on earth as they recommend each & every toothpaste as No.1

Experts come in white lab clothes.

Super rich category of people are really attracted in buy one get one offers, Rs 2 off, or that pen which comes free along with the soap.

Deodorants & perfumes are made with the sole purpose to attract men & women to the one who applies them. Somehow they have the secret ingredient which makes such a fatal attraction possible.

Every friend is essential to you.

Your life becomes miraculously adventurous & wonderful by taking bath with the soaps.

Children wont grow unless they consume those energy drinks along with milk, be careful not to overdo the same otherwise your kids may become too tall.

Fairness creams works in very scientific way, makes your skin looking fairer in just few weeks.
Make sure that you apply fairness creams to your entire body, you don't want people to know the difference, Do you ?

Idea is the company with highest number of patents. There are million of ideas in the pipeline to be patented.

You have to risk your life for that small bottle of cold drink. Apparently you are so motivated to do life risking things after you consuming such a drink.

Detergents clean your clothes to such an extent that they look better than new.

Your tooth can become self luminous. Its so white that it starts emitting light.

Shampoos have a lot of fruit contents, so perfectly safe for consumption.

Your dish wash bar comes with a concentrated essence of 100 lemons. Now you know the reason behind lemons being so costly.

When you buy that SUV, you can stop going office on city roads & go only on trips.

Ever wondered how IRCTC Tatkal tickets get exhausted within a minute?
Well obviously - Airtel 4G!

Santoor advertisement has changed the actors many times in the past decades to convey a strong message that it's an anti aging formula.

Kaajol is letting you on an anti aging secret which she has not even told to her partner SRK also. You know Olay !

Image credits : The images are taken from google search . 


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