When combined, "what" and "if" are lethal. That's the stuff nightmares are made of. That being said, being humans, we are not immune to mistakes and regrets. Many a time, you can't help it. But some mistakes tend to eat away at your conscience, and you can't help but wish that time turners were … Continue reading What if…
Eight years ago, I was as crazy about this show as I still am. Castle was not just another cop show. I loved Castle's outlandish theories and his happy-go-lucky attitude, the perfect antithesis to Beckett's take-no-nonsense one. The entire cast was dynamic. Kate, Ryan, Espo, Martha, and Alexis had their moments too. But the highlight of … Continue reading My thoughts on ABC cancelling Castle…
Only two things have the potential to make me haul myself off the bed at the very unearthly hour of 5 in the morning. The 'things' in question being The Academy Awards and examinations. All thanks to the nearly 13 hours and 30 minutes time zone difference between where I live and The Dolby Theatre, … Continue reading A journey from snubs to spotlight
What's with tragedy and critical appreciation? They have a weird, twisted affair. I'm sure of that. I have always been confounded by the fact that some of the much-appreciated works of literature are tales so tragic, that I get depressed by the very thought of it. Consider the following works - Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, Othello, Macbeth, … Continue reading Tragic, tragic tales
It goes without saying, that the first exchange of words in a chance, or a priorly scheduled meeting with a friend, family member, colleague or even a mere acquaintance, will irrevocably be Them: "Hey! How are you?" In most cases, your response will be limited to any of those indicated in my "sketch" (For want … Continue reading So much for inconsequential white lies
This post can be regarded as an open letter to anyone who's contemplating suicide. Emotional setbacks are the worst. These train wrecks can happen in the blink of an eye, catch you unawares and torment you so badly. They don't leave behind visible scars, but the damage inflicted can be a lot worse. It sucks to … Continue reading Don’t let go
It's easy to judge someone, without knowing what battles they might be fighting, unknown to you. Nothing hurts more than words than crawl underneath your skin. Some may be too good for their own good... so much so that they don't even dare fight back against the gross injustice meted out to them. It's easy to … Continue reading Who are we to pass judgements?
25th May 2015, Trivandrum: I’m not exactly the type of person who is not intimidated by snakes. But the again, any sane person will keep their distance from these creatures. You can’t exactly blame someone for their inane self-preservation instinct, can you?! However, killing these poor creatures because they didn’t have the sense to stay away … Continue reading Backyard “Foes”…
We have witnessed several lives patch up (now that you think of it, It has been such a rare spectacle!) but more often than not, we’ve seen several lives fall apart at the seams all thanks to THE media glare - the only kind of glare potent enough to claim human lives. Instead of hitting … Continue reading The Essence of Ruthless Fabrication!
Ella Enchanted is a novel by Gail Carson Levine, first published in 1997. The novel has been adapted into a movie of the same name in 2004, starring Anne Hathaway and Hugh Dancy in lead roles. This is my train of thought, upon reading the novel. I have to give a fair warning - This review contains too many … Continue reading Ella Enchanted- Cliché all over again or Not??