February 22, 2012

Bound by waves

Almost every time that one turns to any social networking forum, marriage is on the block! Friends from school, college, work are all getting hitched! One ceremony that grabbed my eye recently was a work colleague who got married at The Taj, Kovalam. I wasn’t able to attend but from the pictures, I was blown away by how beautiful the sea can look as a background and wondered why I hadn’t thought of it before. Although, destination weddings have become the ‘thing’ and the more lavish, the better is the mindset – something I’m not very agreeable with. However, the seaside has increasingly developed as a location to get wed,…

August 2, 2011

Romance with couplets

There used to be a time when I had a particular love for shayari; Have never been that proficient in Urdu to be able to write any myself, but from the age of text message forwards to selecting verses from my favourite ghazals, I happened to have compiled almost a diary-full of couplets. I am often stunned by the beauty of words – how once can fall in love with the feeling that the verses can bring. Recently, in the movie I have been raving about brought memories of this forgotten love back to life. Jab jab dard ka baadal chayaJab ghum ka saya lehrayaJab aansoo palkon tak ayaJab yeh…