Happy Diwali: Light, love and sweets

Splash of happiness.
Framed moments,
traced with lines of earthen lamps, colors, and sweets.
We call it Diwali.
Tendering a light in our hearts.
Sacred bond of togetherness and friendship.
Adorned new clothes ringing in fresh thoughts, a pure heart capable of love,
and sweet words expressed.
It’s a new day,
filled with freshness.
A cracker life.
Happiness we crave for,
and landing in our palms.
Our struggles and sweet victory taste like motichur ladoo and mouth watering Gulab Jamun.
Igniting light in our soul.
Keep the flame burning.

Happy Diwali


Happy Birthday: What makes me swear by Amitabh Bachchan?

He is the man with the Midas touch. He needs no introduction for crafting acting into a fine art and entertaining us for decades. It’s October 11. The day in itself is an event. Today is Amitabh Bachchan’s birthday, the man who made us laugh, fall in love, romanced, cried and achieved our dreams for decades. I cannot be left behind. I go crazy at the mention of his name, Amitabh Bachchan, who made me love watching movies. After all, he is not known as the angry young man for no reason.

What makes me love Amitabh Bachchan so much? It’s simple. An emotional connection that we share with him and equation that only die-hard Bachchan fans can understand, with whom we share such a deep bond. There is no word to explain such craziness for the Big B, the man who is an institution of acting and an inspiration to me. He remains and will ever remain the one & only. Every film of his is an event that I look forward as a fan and makes a point to wish you on Facebook, Twitter or his blog. Amitabh Bachchan is a phenomenon that cannot be explained in words.

What makes me love Amitabh Bachchan so much? First, it’s his humility and modesty. Despite achieving so much and giving a super hit at the age of 74, Bachchan remains down-to-earth and approaches his craft like a newcomer. Sometimes, we tend to get arrogant but someone of the stature of Amitabh Bachchan reminds us that modesty makes us a learner forever. There is no such thing as putting self on a pedestal and thinking that our achievement is the end of the road. The day we think that we have achieved everything, we stop growing and are finished.

Secondly, it’s his bursting energy. Just imagine that at the age of 74 he can pull off a PINK and carry it on his shoulders to make it one of the biggest hits of the year. If Amitabh Bachchan can do it and work without complaining, why can’t I? He can put me to shame when I complain about life in all its form and whine about getting tired. The age of 74 is not fraught from body ailments and one is not fully in the full PINK of health and despite everything, Bachchan is dedicated and work extremely hard. It gives me hope as a fan to make things work.

Thirdly, Amitabh Bachchan is known in the industry as one of the most professional actors who is famously known for his punctuality on sets. In today’s world, the word, ‘Professional ethics’ seem to lose its sheen where there is often a lack of dedication and disregard for work. We must learn from Bachchan what being a professional means and to always be on time for a meeting or professional assignments. Never complain, always be on time and approach work as your prayer.
Fourthly, Amitabh Bachchan is always an inspiration be it penning a letter to his grand-daughter Aradhya or Navya Naveli and never shies away from speaking on women issues. Bachchan is someone who has always believed in equality of sexes and treated women with utmost respect. At a time, when there is a lack of respect, rape, and assault of women, Bachchan always reminds us of the need to respect women in society to treat them as our equal.

Fifth, his words weave like magic, be it his grain of Philosophy on Kaun Banega Crorepati that makes us believe in the beauty of life, no matter how tough life gets. He has such an effect on me. His mere presence touches the soul. He faces so many criticisms but he mastered the art of silence. Sometimes, silence is the biggest virtue. Amitabh Bachchan has risen from the ashes and emerged as a Phoenix so many times, be it his steering comeback after he was done and dusted with politics or when they buried him when he was heavily into debt. Like the Mohicans, he silenced his critics through his hard work, sheer dedication and the never say die attitude. Or when he was heavily injured on the sets of Coolie or in 2005 when he was hospitalized. 

Like a true superhero, he emerged victoriously and conquered all demons to battle death. He is Amitabh Bachchan. He is my God. Often, when I go through a rough patch, I think how Amitabh Bachchan would tackle problems in life.


Pan Another Day

It’s the mother of ads! Hazaar Chaurasi Ki Maa. Pierce Brosnan aka James Bond 007, shouts on the roof top Pan Never Goes out of Style! Thank you, James Bond, our latest import. We shall PAN Another Day.

Forget about Fawad or Mahira Khan, the doe-eyed dude has been redefined. It’s our James Bond who flies in style to India and he flung the power of PAN on our foes, spitting balls of fire, mouthing and screaming PAN Another Day. Now, who can kill us when our Brosnan goes local, far from the Brylcreem to go lethal! Pan Bahar substituting as a surgical strike on our sworn enemy Pakistan! I bet our neighbour will stop exporting terror on our land.

No damsel in distress. Ladies! Game for an adrenaline rush to desire a piece of our bearded Brosnan or his flesh smeared Pan Bahar. Heard temperature is soared to a dizzying height to make our females go weak on their knees as our newly imported and adopted Desi version makes Pan Bahar his weapon of mass destruction in style.

Brosnan is not Brexited. Be like Pierce Brosnan. Chew the Pan Bahar. Reeling under shock that Brexit is pushing Brosnan to sweat and pump iron with Pan Bahar. Hey! Pan Bahar is the new secret to longevity. Now, who needs Viagra?  It’s simply Ban Bahar. The scent of Brosnan! Imagine apna Brosnan smearingPan Bahar on his face and body to make the females feel it to the top.  
Our James Bond is the Indian salesman of the year. You are in for a surprise and don’t hit the rock bottom if you see him at the Taj Mahal, greeting you with Pan Bahar wearing traditional white attire. Bas ek Pan Bahar Tandroosti ke liye! Pierce Brosnan is storming its way to make our Sunnys’ irrelevant, Deol and Leone. Pan Another Dude is making redundant Paaji’s  dhai kilo ka haath jab kissi pe utha toh aadmi udhta nahin udh jata hai. Jo Pan Khaye woh udhega aur duniya petal dee nahin hoga.

Pan Bahar will make our dudes fake an ogre and climax of sort pumping fist and iron to win their lady love for it never goes outta style. After all, our man is swooned by super hot damsels for he is the Pan man. Pan Bahar is the new Shastra, hurled at the enemies of the world and he takes the pie sitting on his crown. It’s Pan Bahar! Watch out an old but rejuvenated Brosnan giving tough competition to our macho heroes and the secret potion is Pan Bahar.

Fair N Lovely! You face tough competition by giving false hopes to be fair in today’s world where you are decried on misplaced colour superiority. It’s PAN. Who wanna be fair in today’s world? The buzz word is to rejuvenate the skin. Trust Brosnan to be the ambassador of hope to our waning skin and youthfulness. He’s the messiah and saviour of mankind. Oops! Did I say that? A faded brand getting a kick in the bum and Pan Bahar becomes The Order of the Phoenix, rises from the ashes.

Now, you know why Pan Bahar is trending? The memes and trolls on Pan’s glamour are ringing in bahar for their Mehboob has gone greyish. You imagine them to be a fool! The trolls are stumped with Pan Bahar and trust David O’gilvy to be resuscitated in his grave and burst to life. The stakes are high. O’gilvy pyare wanna grab Pan Bahar. Kya Idea Sirjee! Revise your copy Idea cellular. How about making Donald Trump chew Pan Bahar to knock some sense into his dim wit head? Say Pan Bahaar Trump Baba.

It’s Pan Bahar, the Pierce Brosnan way. Now, don’t keep fleeting hope that we will get back the Kohinoor. It’s lost forever like the twin sons separated at birth at the Kumbh Mela for Her Majesty has already sent us Pierce Brosnan. Take him and we don’t wanna him anymore...in exchange for Kohinoor. And, they ruled on us for decades. Pan Bahar offers new hope. Chew till the last hope for Brexit is buried deep in the grave. If James Bond can give us hope, we shall Pan Another Day.

Now let's sing together, James Bond 007....Pan Another Day 007. Once again! Say Pan...Pan Bahar! Penchan Kamyaabi Ka

Controversially Yours


Between the tiny fingers

Between the tiny fingers,
I tasted life.
Licking like a candy.
I tossed around,
winking and smile.
I woo them.
Prince charming.
Perks of being a baby.
Centre of attention.
I crave and win.
Hardly a matter of hard work.
Caressing my chubby cheek.
Holding me tightly to their chest.
Canoodling my fingers.
God! How I love it so much.