Let’s Just Reboot?

This blog was previously Silhouette-de-la-vie. It was the silhouettes in life. That was the phase of life I was in, I think, when I started this blog. A little unsure of my stand in a lot of issues and very confused on what I wanted to do in life.
It’s different now. Or at least I hope so. After more than a year long break from this space, I am back here. But nothing here seems like an extension of me anymore. That feeling of disbelief that it could have been me who so effortlessly wrote things that people laughed and bothered to read? In spite of having scores of options to choose from, they chose to read what I wrote! That feeling was nice, and I will not flatter myself. It took effort to pen down thoughts for all to read but things changed along the way.
I was a 19 year old student of Journalism at the time and looked at life as well as the people in it differently then. You are welcome to read all the posts before this one. There aren’t many anyway!
However, the 22 year old me, is quite drastically different. I cringe at some of the stuff I wrote and wonder how on earth did people have the patience to read through all that! And then I realise, I have some really nice friends who read what I had to say.
If you have been a friend of this blog and made an effort to keep in touch with all the madness I posted here, I am eternally grateful to you. However, the silhouettes now have some more light in them and are sharply defined for me.
Hence here’s the new name and new design of this blog. This one is closer to me at this stage of my life than the previous one. I hope you put up with the change. There might be another change if I feel like it soon.
Nevertheless, I am just as goofy as clumsy and as perceptive (I hope J) as I was before. Some things never change, eh?
So I hope to be more regular with this blog than I ever was with Silhouettes and I hope you enjoy this process of me thinking aloud as much as I love typing it out. Good feedback is welcome. Bad feedback will be welcomed with aarti ki thaali and chaawal ka kalash.. 😉

PS. There will be two posts today, I think! Let’s just reboot!! 

Ramblings and Randomness…

Two years back around this time I was preparing for the “boards”, like it was the biggest achievement of my life. Now, I’ve cleared them, survived two years (almost) in the under graduate world and now I am thinking of the next exam to come up. NEXT YEAR.

Is it just me or are all of our lives revolving around passing the next hurdle in life that we’ve quit thinking of the time in between? I have a life, I roam, watch movies, listen to music, hang out etc. But has the sliver of tension ever left me? No.

Sixteen years back, around this time, I didn’t know the difference between a penguin, peacock and a mynah. I didn’t care! I cried out “penguin!” when we would pass by mynahs on the building parapet. Today I fret over  ’s and s’ used in the wrong place. I can’t stand a person with wrong grammar, seriously is it so tough to speak properly? Distracted.

The headache’s been on for 3 days now, and I am editing a news bulletin, not knowing in what way is it EVER going to help me (At least penguins peacocks did help!). There is renovation on next door, and I could murder the workers who’re breaking the walls there. Pabo sings… “Muskuraaoon kabhi toh lagta hain jaise hoton pe karz rakha hain…”  Talking about ironies…

I am getting off the deadline circuit for now! J I have decided to convince Mr. Kautuk Vishal Bharadwaj Srivastav to cast me in Janardhan Caeserchand as the lead and the scriptwriter, the cinematographer, the lyricist, the AD and the DoP if possible. I’m going to steal a Russian folk song as my “inspiration”, call it Sweethearrrrrrrrrrrt and then dance in it in a ghaghra choli… J Have Asha Bhosale do a jugalbandi with Devangg Patel and then lip sync both voices.

In short I’m on the brink of losing my sanity! And frankly, random ramblings do bring out clarity. I am clear now. I want my birthday pre-poned! I want books, clothes and chocolates for my birthday. I am celebrating an Anniversary today, so I should get lots of phone calls to survive two years post HSC! J

What’s this post about? Ramblings and randomness. You know that. But there is an anniversary today, and I am proud of it…

Okay, so the movie’s rendered now, I am back to editing the news bulletin, I have a deadline to keep you know? 😛

The work that I’m doing right now…seems fancy eh?

P.S. The only thing I can be high on is happiness.
P.P.S. I am happy! 😀
P.P.S. First post that’s less than 500 words!