There is neither a structure nor a texture to this blog. The subject matter can be anything and everything under the sky that I feel about at any given point that I happen to sit and blog rambling about everything in general. My thoughts and views are basically influenced by what I read, hear, gather, and ponder... if there is any copyright violation which I have not duly acknowledged, kindly let me know.

My world comprises of LO the little one, OA the other adult at home, kiddo the brother :)

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Jan 31, 2017

Some things never change...

This past month has been a terror to me in terms of health, sudden weight gain, the constant 144 has gone to 152... and nothing else except for my laziness and couch potato habits are to blame.

After a lot of followup got an ob-gyn appointment which is truly long pending given my health scare when I landed in US 5 years ago.  Each year before the annual physical I end up being very strict and religious good habit follower only for those few days and when I get the results thanks to my good genes and not good lifestyle I get a bonus year of healthy life and fall back into my lazy habits.

A day after the results, nothing changes me on the couch whole day and like the OA says our recliner sofa is gradually tilting to a side thanks to its servicing me constantly.

Loved the engagement of Chai and Sam, the love is so palpable and hope the guy gets all the love and peace he must have craved for in his childhood, family compensates a lot but nothing like having parents together and in love with each other.  God bless you Chaisam.

I am trying to consciously update my pic blog every day, yet to get back to writing good.

Hindi Movies..

Raes - After long a good SRK movie, a different and age apt one.

Kaabil - My current favorite is Yami Goutam, like the way she looks, cute and simple.  Hritik and Yami did look super in this movie.

Dangal - Liked it, nothing new per Aamir's standards but the surprise package were the new girls who took away the show :).

Parched - A really good, close to reality Radhika Apte movie, though a bit over the board with language and some scenes.

I have stopped watching Hindi movies of late, but once in a while take a look at what is new and ended up liking all these, so may be a few more in the coming days.

Jan 25, 2017

Sankranthi Movie Round-up

Pandagaki pindi vantalu vandinaa lekapoyinaa cinema choodatam maatram maanani ariveeraabhimaanam manadi kaabatti, after a long long time maa oorlo lekapoyinaa sare ballesukuni pakkoorlaki ellinatlu caresukuni pakka cityki maillu maillu drive chesukuni maree velli choosocchaamoch!!!

Happy Sankrati for me personally.

Satakarni - Dignified, decent and classy portrayal of a lesser known Telugu warrior - clear winner for me.

The kid has watched this movie 3 times in the theater along with her dad.  Krish, I have always admired for the quality of his work and it is a befitting 100th for Balayya.

Satamaanam Bhavathi - Pandaga, puttinooru, prema, clean, neat and feel-good.

Khaidi - A patience tester with distasteful comedy in spite of a strong story and a good performer.
A strong and tested story suitable for a larger than life hero who looks fit and presentable even at 61, songs and fights to appeal masses.. Good!!! Cheap, disgusting induced and unnecessary comedy track- pathetic!!! The boss could have done better without trashy additions to the original.

Jan 20, 2017

Unstoppable America - Trump

A rich businessman with no political contribution whatsoever, most controversial, most eccentric and undoubtedly the most unpopular and vocally unwanted contestant for the highest office of the world super power... Donald Trump is the 45th American President promising to make America great again.

I have been here 8 yrs. before when Obama was sworn in a historical election and now yet another historic swearing in ceremony and I am all glued to the television watching it.  I have never watched one.  The imposing mansion, the motorcade, the power it exuded and the power resting in one person to make a difference not just to his nation but the entire world is just wow-worthy!!

After listening to his not-so-surprising radical speech not forgetting what got him there, brand America, he is consistent!!!  and Yes, God bless America!!!

Much to the charging of a lot of my friends who wanted to be politically correct, I have been a vocal trump supporter to the point of being his Trumpet.  I am completely amazed the way he raced ahead in the midst of all the opposition and practically no support from his own party.  I am not particularly a fan of him in person BUT In my limited knowledge, there should be no cribbing NOW by democrats or people of United States it should have been when Bernie Sanders had to bow down to Hillary Clinton in the race from Democrats.  We cannot blame a person who won the race fair and free and all we can do right now is respect the democracy and not resort to civil unrest.

Coming from India, the mudslinging politics is the norm of the day and it does not feel odd but I was to be honest extremely mortified to listen to the debates which I am even more horrified to know that the students in middle school and higher needed to analyze as part of their learning.

But from the moment he announced his entry to the moment he is the elected President, he has made me admire his guts, the most prominent thing is not trying to be politically correct and wear his heart on the sleeve.

Whether this will bring out the bullies, supreme racists to the forefront, I am not really sure - there is always an underlying racism behind the subtle manners and political correctness that no one can deny.

Do I agree with the way he is portrayed to treat women - No, contrary to that, I cringe every time he gets derogatory.  All said and done, I can just hope and be positive that he will be extra cautious to not mess up with women ever again.

The moment of revelation of the extent of hatred to Trump came in when a scout mom calls to pull the child out as GS as an organization is taking part of the traditional parade at the inaugural of president swearing and the outrage expressed by quite of few of the leaders in our region as to why they dont want to have Melania as their girl's role model... come on!! gimme a break, that was what she did for a living and she did not run for a president her husband did and even she did, we have no right to demean her.. also a few people I know, who I personally find are racist to the core joining the women's march in protest of the person they consider is racist and anti-woman, everything I personally feel they are but have the sense to keep it to myself :).

Absolutely loved the way Hillary took it, the best and most soulful part of her campaign and everything before and after was her concession speech and the manner in which she carried herself after.  The popular vote winner yet losing to the rival, the dream vanishing into thin air, she took it gracefully.

AND... Michelle Obama looked very grumpy and cold, odd and out of place and I am not talking about her dress but her demeanor which seemed so unlike her...

man, the guts Trump has to call the previous regime a carnage with 4 other predecessors watching him in person..

The rain, was it a blessing from heavens or heavens crying no one knows, I guess it is your choice, take it the way you like.

I honestly hope that the press does not go all crazy anti-Trump and tear apart his youngest son for no reason and all goes well for the people of America.

The poster-boy US Prez gives way to the radical rebel...

Jan 19, 2017

Breaking Free

One fine day, without any provocation or reason, yours truly decides go on an FB detox if possible forever.  The fact that I manage our local Scouts FB page has been keeping me there but then, suddenly something snaps, those just a minute look into the phone or laptop turning into hours, have to stop eventually and this is the day...

I feel I should and I dont want to take chances with my monkey mind... the hand goes to FB every time, 'cos that has replaced everything for me, the newspaper, friends, my view of world...

I am in withdrawal, but I will overcome one day... the background sound in my mind right now...

we shall overcome, we shall overcome, we shall overcome one dayy.... ohh ohh man me hai vishwaas, pooraa hai vishwaas one day :).

Jan 6, 2017

Knives and Girls

The reason I am in awe of JJ in spite of charges of corruption or her self-promoting politics is the fact that a single woman without backing of a father, husband or a son rose above the gropers and grabbers and made them fall on her feet from far..! Growing up back home in the midst of all this, we can just say "Dear Mr/Ms attire-policing politicians and officials, age, dress, place, time nothing stops the gropers... only a hard-hitting consequence of the action will, so just stop telling girls how to dress and teach boys how to behave!!!!"

Oh, so it is easier to let the women carry knives during commute than get the men to behave in our nation's capital. Deadly weapons dont make women feel safer, good governance does.
And why do we need a govt. and pay taxes?? Cough medicine for Kejri?????

I am hopping mad when I see this... I mean, come on, do we have to let the police or the govt. know there could be women criminals too, kidnappers, pickpockets and you want to empower them???

Going back home, I am not sure how the LO will react to it IF she were to face this.  Brought up in this part of the world where getting less than 1 feet closer to an individual is like invading the privacy to my motherland where some perverts happen to think a woman's body is all up to groping, grabbing and their personal property to do whatever the hell they want to do is a scary prospect.

I have been trying to write a story in few words but never until now...

  • "I hurt say thighs, me too say eyes"

 My contribution to this, I think in my mind is to go back talk to kids at school, boys in particular about this issue and make them understand, especially the govt. schools... the more I think about it, the better I feel.

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