My little wonderland
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Mili – Realized the passion for singing and just kick started singing for one of the college bands and now is a vocalist for Waves.
Varun – Passion for guitaring just led him to play for his college band and now is the lead/ rhythm guitarist for Waves. He also plays a role of the back vocalist in the band
Hmmmm .. this was the small lil intro that 'we' got as we stepped onto the stage of The Place..
Last week , Deccan herald arranged for a Western Music Fest.. the auditions for which was held last month .We ( Manju , Varun n I ) incidentally happened to hear about this wonderful opportunity. We were selected and voila, we got to perform at a holy place like Chowdiah Memorial Hall.. It was an amazing experience before,during and after the show :) .We got a platform to showcase our talents and inspired us to play our own composition too.. called 'Forgiveness'. The musical fest totally felt like a journey,both musically and spiritually enriching and it only got better with every performance. I would love to mention about a few bands/solo performers (with due respects to each one of them) here who deeply touched my heart and i certainly wont forget for sometime. Every singer left a message, every guitarist spoke to you with his chords and every pianist touched the right key of your life...
There was Benny Prasad who spoke about his encounter with god at a young age and how he was inspired to spread music through his innate talent. He designed his own instruments and played them with utmost passion. He has travelled 152 nations just spreading music.
There was Tremos , 3 jolly-jolly types people who brought back life into their Accordians and smiled a sweet smile all along......
There was also Glorious -one of the best Bangalore-based Choirs , who prayed with songs and played with songs. They had Santas all over on the stage and lil dancers tapping to the lovely music that they performed.
I have to mention Ruhi Ahmed who could sing as beautiful as beautiful could get.Her voice was gripping and you could not do anything but just listen to her and absorb the music.
Next in my head lingers the music by this jazz group who generally play at Java city in Bangalore , all members belonging to the older generation but so cute nonetheless.They enjoyed every little thing they did on stage and did cent per cent justice to Jazz..
Well.. As i said , every single person had thier own style and inspired the aspiring singers and musicians in the audience and it was like a positive sign to tread the path of music ........
Tuesday, August 07, 2007
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
God put a smile upon your face
Its been really long since I have written anything here. Such a long and empty time and wasted blog space .Sigh....
Well, something I wud like to mention here at this point of time is about this NGO, that my friends and I have started . Through this, I have been lucky enough to be able to experience some inexpressible , melting moments.. Could touch so many lives in little possible ways and many little beings touched my life to a great extent..
I may not be able to forget this lil kid that I spotted at one of the orphanages we visited. In the 3 hours that we spent together we barely exchanged a few sentences but there was something intangible that bound us together for those precious 3 hours. She clung to me throughout like she always knew me and we weren’t strangers at all.. Well all it took for us to break the ice was a smile , that’s when she smiled at me from her tearful eyes.
She took me to her room and showed me things which mattered to her , showed me around the place , played with me , all along her little hand was holding mine.This was one attachment i wasn't even scared about.
Its strange why sometimes people come into your lives at the times u least expect them and that ephemeral time leaves such indelible foot prints in your life. All you can be grateful for is that they came for that brief time and you were fortunate enough to know them and that you smiled and someone like them returned that smile back for you…….and sealed a silent relationship that very moment !!
Monday, July 03, 2006
Some of my favourites:
I wonder if angels believe in ghosts
Instead of studying for finals, what about just going to the Bahamas and catching some rays? Maybe you'll flunk, but you might have flunked anyway; that's my point.
I don't understand people who say life is a mystery, because what is it they want to know?
Love can sweep you off your feet and carry you along in a way you've never known before. But the ride always ends, and you end up feeling lonely and bitter. Wait. It's not love I'm describing. I'm thinking of a monorail.
When I heard that trees grow a new 'ring' for each year they live, I thought, we humans are kind of like that: we grow a new layer of skin each year, and after many years we are thick and unwieldy from all our skin layers.
You cant have everything!!Where would you put it?
Sometimes the beauty of the world is so overwhelming, I just want to throw back my head and gargle. Just gargle and gargle, and I don't care who hears me, because I am beautiful.
Is there anything more beautiful than a beautiful, beautiful flamingo, flying across in front of a beautiful sunset? And he's carrying a very beautiful rose in his beak, and also he's carrying a very beautiful painting with his feet. And also, you're drunk.
Marriage is the sole cause of divorce
A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.
A conclusion is the place where you got tired of thinking.
If you can't drink and drive, why do you need a driver's license to buy liquor, and why do bars have parking lots?
The two biggest problems in America are making ends meet and making meetings end.
If you try to fail, and succeed, which have you done?
Thursday, April 27, 2006
Recently I was trekking up a hill.A wide smile seemed to be pasted on my face as I trudged forward amidst the greenery.Dim sun rays just about managed to find the way through the trees and kiss the ground.The air was fresh.I could hear little birdies chirp away to glory at a distance.They seemed as cheerful as I was. Carelessly,aimlessly I walked .Suddenly a strange quietude prevailed.I stopped where I stood and the silence around me gripped me.Sudden astounding stillness.Not even a leaf moved.No breeze.I stared blankly at the sturdy trees and they stared back at me.The peaceful silence pierced through me,Ah!the sweet pain.
And I became aware of myself,my existence,my presence amidst the nature……..!It was a tingling ecstatic sensation.I was there, as still as I could be.The time ticked by but the moments seemed frozen.Even thoughts in my mind seemed to have wandered far away.A calm voidness.
The tranquility of the surrounding almost intoxicated me.The pleasure was unbearable to endure and instantaneously I blinked.AND I broke the stillness,the frozen beauty of the idyllic place.Everything resumed.Did I regret that?Of course not.However long it lasted,it was beautiful.Only few moments but some of the best I suppose.
Isn’t life very much like that?Many a times we come across wonderful people for a brief interval of time,but they leave behind footprints in our lives.More often than not,best incidents occur but do they last for long?No,they don’t.They take place and what we carry with us are those beautiful ,lovely moments,the memories .Why then do we try to cling on?Why get hooked at one point and make our lives miserable?Why expect them to last longer?We constantly fear change in our lives!!Why?when we all are very well aware, that nothing,absolutely NOTHING LASTS FOREVER!!!!!!
Friday, March 31, 2006
I dont know what is ees about Calvin n hobbes that i am absolutely bowled over by it.I recently started reading and cant wait to finish the whole collection..
Ees it calvin's innocence?ees it his perpetualy strong reationship with his stuffed tiger-toy whom he percieves as alive and his best buddy:hobbes?Or ees it his clever,bright and imaginitive ideas?Absurdity?Or the way he lives in his own world and ees so happy with that?The way he expresses hi-funda opinions but cant really prepare a 5 minute report and asks his not-so-loved class buddy Susie derkins to do it for him?The cuteness?The profundity of his conversations with many other characters?G.R.O.S.S????i could jus keep guessing and would never settle for just one reason..
Monday, March 13, 2006
Milipedia Answer:The most common reason why people screw things up,would be when thinking from the mind and thinking from the heart gets mixed up....
Intellectual Reasoning, logic, objective thinking play no part in certain issues.. some things need to be jus accepted, and that happens when u wholly n souly believe in certain things. When you get into a discussion, or start reasoning out things or try defending them they just get more complicated, and once you get webbed its difficult.
Falling in love, Believing in God, Losing loved ones, reason of our existence, intutions..and many such sensitive issues in life which are unexplainable... how can one apply their mind to it and satiate the quest, and clear one's doubts? It becomes too difficult to vindicate one's claim...
Its easy to preach practicality but it doesnt hold good everywhere. Somethings are matters of heart and they need to be dealt purely with emotions, feelings and simplicity... To then take it from there and reach the heights is the most beautiful thing ever.. one may stumble and fall, but its fine. Life is a risk in itself. Why fear then?... A simple faith can make life magical and the very reason for living. Its exalting... Faith is not reason... it doesnt need any logical or substantial proof.. its just felt.
Conclusion: If we can just learn to differenciate situations which need an application of mind or heart.. we can live a peaceful life, learn not to hurt people unintentionally, and live happily ever after.:)
Saturday, March 04, 2006
Being a twenty something
Being a Twenty something....
It is when you stop going along with the crowd and start realizing that there are many things about yourself that you didn't know and may not like. You start feeling insecure and wonder where you will be in a year or two, but then get scared because you barely know where you are now. You start realizing that people are selfish and that, maybe, those friends that you thought you were so close to aren't exactly the greatest people you have ever met, and the people you have lost touch with are some of the most important ones. What you don't recognize is that they are realizing that too, and aren't really cold, catty, mean or insincere, but that they are as confused as you. You look at wat ur studyin or ur job... and it is not even close to what you thought you would be doing, or maybe you are looking for a job and realizing that you are going to have to start at the bottom and that scares you. Your opinions have gotten stronger. You see what others are doing and find yourself judging more than usual because suddenly you realize that you have certain boundaries in your life and are constantly adding things to your list of what is acceptable and what isn't. One minute, you are insecure and then the next, secure. You laugh and cry with the greatest force of your life. You feel alone and scared and confused. Suddenly, change is the enemy and you try and cling on to the past with dear life, but soon realize that the past is drifting further and further away, and there is nothing to do but stay where you are or move forward. You get your heart broken and wonder how someone you loved could do such damage to you. Or you lie in bed and wonder why you can't meet anyone decent enough that you want to get to know better. Or maybe you love someone! but love someone else too and cannot figure out why you're doing this because you know that you aren't a bad person. Getting wasted and acting like an idiot starts to look pathetic. You go through the same emotions and questions over and over, and talk with your friends about the same topics because you cannot seem to make a decision. You worry about loans, money, the future and making a life for yourself... and while winning the race would be great, right now you are scared just to be a contender! What you may not realize is that every one reading this relates to it. We are in our best of times and our worst of times, trying as hard as we can to figure this whole thing out. I hope everyone reads this. maybe it will help someone feel like they aren't alone in their state of confusion... Its called "Quarter-life Crisis." Nothing is constant...... except change. wats life without a few risks? keep playing the game !
Thursday, February 09, 2006
Rang de basanti-a humble review
The concept is a bull’s eye and is sure to reach out to million’s of hearts both young and old, alike.The stars completely fit the role and have played their characters excellently.
The movie juxtaposes bhagat singh’s time as a part of a documentary(film) being shot in the movie and the story of the jolly and vibrant college crowd ,mainly consisting of a handful of best buddies.Even the foreigner seen in the promos has done a commendable acting.
Well at least the timing is more than perfect since the politics raj is going berserk .It does awaken patriotism in one and gets you thinking.
The story basically begins with Sue(Alice Patten),a young filmmaker who wants to shoot a film on Bhagat Singh and bring out the glorious past of our then young freedom fighters.She finds DJ(Amir Khan), Karan(Siddarth), Sukhi(Sharman Joshi), Aslam(Kunal Kapoor), Sonia(Soha Ali Khan), to fit the roles in her film perfectly,but she has a hard time convincing them to actually feel proud of their country,which they have no regard for.In the due course of the shooting their lives and their perspective change forever.Madhavan plays Sonia’s fiancé working as a Pilot who has a more optimistic opinion about his country and quite proud and patriotic,in contrast to his best buddies.
In my opinion.the ending is what that strikes the hearts.The message is quite strong and leaves the audience really awestruck.
The music reaches the hearts and the melodious tunes lingers even as one leaves the theatres and maybe even longer.AR Rehman’s magic has struck again.The tunes are really catchy and melodious.He surely has aimed at the the younger gemeration when he must have created the peppy numbers which lets you tapping the feet.
Well overall,the movie has caught a lot of attention and one can really say “A Generation Awakens”……
Wednesday, January 25, 2006
Was it her unfortunate fate?Was it her mistake?Was there any light of hope?Was there nothing she could do to unwind time and make life take a different turn?OH..jus a bit!!!Many questions were flashing in her mind,a mind lost between lightness and weight,a mind between dream and awakening.It was painful to think of what had just happened ,and still go on living like it would be forgotten soon.
Out of her window she suddenly caught a glimpse of a child,an image of innocence running and dancing in the rain.Had she been innocent in her life too?How long ago was that?She could not remember.This horrid past had deprived her of that innocence,her charm,her self,her truth.She would not forgive the person who had brought her this unhappiness,gifted her this state of mind knowingly or unknowingly.Suddenly she felt anger rise, her cheeks flushed.This was not meant for her.It was a mistake.She was a prey to an unncecessary game,an event into which she had been wrongly brought.
She shut the window and went back to her gloomy room,a room that had not been lit for some days now.Eitherways her sadness and sorrow was enough to have dimmed out the light .She looked at herself in the mirrior.She was taken aback.She hadn’t taken care of herself for quite sometime.Drops of tears were her constant companions.She had forgotten to eat food like a normal human would.She drank her sorrow.She wanted to flee,flee from her misery,her hurt,this spiteful pain..she had to run or she would soon drown.She had to get out of this mess,somehow at any cost,and soon.She sat and gazed at the unfinished painting,and then into darkness.What a waste of many talents.She took a paper and tried writing a poem,but her tears blotted out the ink.The music she tried playing sounded sour to her ears. She was helpless.She had no one to turn to in times of misery,she dint trust them and nor did she want to thrust her misery on them.She was all alone.
Was nt this what she wanted?To live alone,to live an independent life where she could breathe free,with a feeling of lightness.But now it was the weight,the burden of her past that she had to overcome.She was assured that what had just occurred would come a long way in deciding her life.She could no longer perceive life the way she had always.Suddenly she overcame with disgust.It was a pity if she wasted a precious life over this.
She laid on her bed,and stared blankly at the ceiling,into nothingness.She could hear the thunder,she shuddered..She knew she was being unfair to herself and tormenting herself,and she had no rights to do that ,not even to herself.Bygones are bygones.
She promised herself a new tomorrow,a positive day and a lovely future.Yes that’s what she deserved.A bright future.A hopeful life and a New begnning.She was tired,tired of her thoughts and felt exhausted.She could no longer think.She sighed.Slowly she sank into a deep slumber.Now she finds peace only in her sleep,a state of mind where all her random thoughts are put to rest.She no longer remembers her past nor her present and she has no worries of her future..Yes she has turned into a sleeping beauty,beauty glorified by the ugliness of the sorrow in her awake state.She will remain asleep till the thunder wakes her up again and yes it will repeat again and again and again…
Saturday, November 26, 2005
MY lil wonderland
I dont know why i am here,
All i know is here,i can
write anything without fear.
Notions,views,stories and more
no matter what i write.
Everything that you shall read
should always seem ALL right.
Comment as you like on all
Laugh all that you want
This is MY lil wonderland
Now to blog is all i want......