December 19, 2013

It started out as a feeling…

Now we’re back to the beginning It’s just a feeling and no one knows yet But just because they can’t feel it too Doesn’t mean that you have to forget Let your memories grow stronger and strongerTill they’re before your eyes I’ll come back when you call me… No need to say goodbye. “The Call” by Regina Spektor

November 18, 2013

Geekery!

I had to look up the meaning of ‘Geek’ before deciding to label this post. Although many might differ and say that the dictionary meaning is a person who is socially inept or the likes, but the other one (the more commonly used one) is someone who knows just too much about something and is borderline obsessed with a subject. In my case, I was looking for a distraction at work today and thought of revisiting Pinterest – my old love. I happened to come across some boards called ‘Geeks’ and ‘TV Geeks‘ – and while a lot of the pins were around technology and all things cool, I found…

October 27, 2013

L’Italia

Italy was the last country of our three-week long trip, and honestly, the bit that I was most excited about! Driving through the Brenner Pass, a mountain pass along the border between Italy and Austria we crossed numerous apple orchards and vineyards and began to spot the Italian part of the Alps in a Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara sort of frame, where an endless stretch of road continued with grapes growing on either side of the road and the towering ice tipped mountains looked down on them. Buongiorno We were headed towards Italy’s northern-most major city of Venice! It is one of those places you have seen just too many times…

June 9, 2013

Day 9# A Dance With Dragons

Eddard Stark and the monster novel. Edited with VSCOcam ‘A Dance with Dragons’ is the fifth of seven planned novels in the epic fantasy series – A Song of Ice and Fire by American author George R. R. Martin and the last one to be published till date. Just in case there is any inkling of doubt, we’re talking about the story that is now massively popular as ‘Game of Thrones.’ Since I know that some people who read this blog are ardent fans of the series, I will spare them the spoilers and keep mum about the actually story. But what I will say is – if the world…

June 4, 2013

Day 4# “Quote, Unquote”

Today is about quotes. As long as I remember, I’ve collected them. In my mind, in the secret diary, pasted on the walls of my closet and most recently, pinning them one of my most favourite boards on Pinterest. Tough job having to pick three of the so many that I love. But here are my top picks: “And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.” – Roald Dahl This one had to be picked because I truly believe in it. And by magic,…

March 4, 2013

Turning Pages

Books. I love everything about them.  The mysteries they hold. The satisfying whiff when I hold them close. The anticipation when you have to leave them midway and the gratification in having completed a story.  Reading from Mischief Managed, I thought of listing the ones that top my list and the ten authors who will always be on my auto-buy list. J.K. Rowling. For the pure magic she spins. Except for her most recent work, of course.  J.R.R. Tolkien. For his sheer genius. And for creating something epic. George R.R. Martin. For direwolves, Game of Thrones and giving honour the place it deserves in the big bad world. Jhumpa Lahiri….

November 25, 2012

There & Back Again

The spotlight is on the coolest little film-making capital in the world as the scene is set for the world premiere of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey on the coming Wednesday. Take a look at the venue – the Embassy Hotel in Wellington. Anyone well acquainted with Peter Jackson and his films will have absolutely no doubt as to the magic that will be spun. I’ve been following this movie very closely. Given my fascination for J.R.R. Tolkien’s writing and the sheer number of times I have read ‘The Hobbit’, it was impossible not to keep a tab on Peter Jackson’s Facebook  page and the Hobbit Blog religiously and get excited with…

July 23, 2012

Rise

Fiction and fantasy books are much more than some people credit them to be. They let your imaginations run. They make you believe. They make you learn good from bad. They are much more. This post derives inspiration from the much anticipated and recently released final installment of the Batman trilogy. I have not been an ardent a fan of the series – so much that I very recently watched Batman Begins and The Dark Knight. Not to say that I was blown away – but I was stirred. Even with my limited knowledge of film-making, I can safely comment that Christopher Nolan is a genius. Although TDKR doesn’t have the…

May 7, 2012

“You Win or You Die”

When I first heard of the hugely popular HBO series, I thought of it to be some video game or the sorts and stayed very far away. In a while, the madness percolated to our subcontinent and it had been recommended by Akshay, Milan and Vidha; all three claimed that once one watched episode 1, there was no stopping. They were right. Game of Thrones is the first book in A Song of Ice and Fire, a series of fantasy novels by American author George R. R. Martin first published in 1996. HBO then picked it up and converted it into a ten-part series filmed across Belfast, Northern Ireland and Dubrovnik, Croatia…

May 24, 2011

On Stranger Tides

The fourth movie of my all time favourite Hollywood blockbuster series Pirates of The Caribbean released worldwide on May 20 and boy, was the world geared up for it. Beginning from the local newspaper supplements, interviews, advertisements to posters and social media platforms – looking at pictures of the notoriously charming Jack Sparrow (There should be a ‘Captain’ in there somewhere!) was such a delight! Elaborate were the plans to watch this movie on the first day of it’s release – had lugged along my foam pirate hat, donned the new crossed swords silver earrings, worn an extra layer of kohl, set my workstation wallpaper to a huge smirking Johnny…