Love

Musings…

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A few days back, I stumbled upon this article written way back in 1997 by Mary Schmich. And as I was reading it, I was nodding and smiling and also thinking about the relevance of the words even today. I share here an excerpt of that article – (more…)

Not all those who wander are lost……

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One long weekend –

Two friends- hand in hand,

Set forth for the hills;

The curves in the roads

Adding to the thrill, (more…)

YES, MY ACCENT IS REAL – MY THOUGHTS

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Author – Kunal Nayyar

Blurb –

Of all the charming misfits on television, there’s no doubt Raj from The Big Bang Theory — the sincere yet incurably geeky Indian-American astrophysicist — ranks among the misfittingest. Now, we meet the actor who is every bit as loveable as the character he plays on TV. In this revealing collection of essays written in his irreverent, hilarious, and self-deprecating voice, Kunal Nayyar traces his journey from a little boy in New Delhi who mistakes an awkward first kiss for a sacred commitment, gets nosebleeds chugging Coca-Cola to impress other students, and excels in the sport of badminton, to the confident, successful actor on the set of TV’s most-watched sitcom since Friends.
Going behind the scenes of The Big Bang Theory and into his personal experiences, Kunal introduces readers to the people who helped him grow, such as his James Bond-loving, mustachioed father who taught him the most important lessons in life: Treat a beggar as you would a king. There are two sides to every story. A smile goes a long way. And, when in doubt, use a spreadsheet. Kunal also walks us through his college years in Portland, where he takes his first sips of alcohol and learns to let loose with his French, 6’8” gentle-giant roommate, works his first-ever job for the university’s housekeeping department cleaning toilets for minimum wage, and begins a series of romantic exploits that go just about as well as they would for Raj. (That is, until he meets and marries a former Miss India in an elaborate seven-day event that we get to experience in a chapter titled “My Big Fat Indian Wedding.”)
Full of heart, but never taking itself too seriously, this witty and often inspiring collection of underdog tales follows a young man as he traverses two continents in search of a dream, along the way transcending culture and language (and many, many embarrassing incidents) to somehow miraculously land the role of a lifetime.

My thoughts – (more…)

What’s In a Name?

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I came across this interesting post in Cleopatra Loves Books and decided to do join in the fun. Basically I had to come up with the name of a book for all the letters in my name. The task looked easy from far but when I actually sat down to write it, it was not so as most of my favourite books started with a ‘the’. Many a times I was tempted to mention a book I loved, ignoring the “the” but then I decided to stick to the rules and came up with the list below. And I thoroughly enjoyed making it! 🙂 (more…)

Photo Friday (18) – A dreamcatcher

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For in dreams, we enter a world that is entirely our own;

Let them swim in the deepest ocean or glide over the highest cloud….

~Dumbledore (Harry Potter)

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Being random again…

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I have started liking these random posts….perfect way to put down the many thoughts floating around in my mind, when I feel too lazy to write a full post. 😛 So here I go again – (more…)