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Rising STAR – ADELE

A deep, raw voice holds your attention for a while, making you wonder what the song and music is all about?Ā Ā  Then you want to listen to some more songs, and start paying attention to the lyrics and by the time you have heard 2-3 songs, she consumes you! Yes that is what Adele’s voice and songs do to you. Its an addiction you can’t get rid off! And must say this young 23 year old singer is extremely talented, along with her powerful vocals, she can also play the guitar, piano and percussion and the keyboard.

The songs that she writes makes one ruminate about how deeply she was in love and with what intensity she hates her ex! Her song reflects varied emotions of anger, revenge, heartbreak, self-examination and finally forgiveness. Not to mention her voice leaves an awe-inspiring and splendid effect on the listener. She has sung each song with great intensity and that translates into her voice and reaches your heart. Sort of pierces it through. You can feel the pain and anguish in the songs and wonder, such a talented & blessed person has gone through love-crisis and the best part of it all, it made her what she is today.

Unlike other artists who sell skin apart from theirs songs, and which of course is a talent, Adele has a very unassuming attitude and has a very mellow look on her face. At 23, Adele has achieved a great amount of recognition, fame and success. She won 2 Grammy Awards for her debut album in 2009 and in 2011 she won 3 Grammy awards – for record of the year, song of the year and best female pop vocal performance. In all she has won 24 awards thus far, which I am sure is a great achievement for any artist.

To sum it up, I would say, music industry gets yet another gifted and talented artist. Wishing Adele all the luck and success all through her career!

 
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Posted by on December 14, 2011 in Adele, grammy awards, music, singer

 

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Christmas is here!!!!

Well well it is that time of the year when cool breeze kiss your cheeks, Mr. Sun says good morning a little later than his usual time, your winter wear are all out of the closet and yes it is time for CHRISTMAS! As a kid Christmas used to be and still is the most awaited festival of the year. You get new clothes, Secret Santa gifts, lots of sweet dishes, the yummy mummy special plum cake, Christmas carols, friends and relative visiting you, putting up the Christmas star,Ā  decorating the house and the ecstasy remains throughout the month.

People commonly associate Christmas with partying and merry making, as wine and cake and other hard drinks are a part of it, and also because it is followed by New Year. So from media to sponsors, to event organizers everyone makes the most of it and ensure that they get a share of their cake, publicity :P. But honestly, Christmas is not just about partying or shopping. It has a very significant message that people often tend to miss out. The season of Advent which marks the beginning of Christmas starts from the last Sunday of November or the first Sunday of December (which ever falls on or before December 1st). Advent is a Latin word which means coming and is absolutely apt as Christmas is coming :). Jesus the son of God, was born in a manager, in grueling conditions with animals and shepherds surrounding him. Here, the message that Christmas gives out to people, is that one should be humble and try to reach out to the needy. one necessarily doesn’t need to donate money to be humble, but simple acts like extending a helping hand if you see a visually impaired person trying to cross the road, offer your seat to an old person standing in the bus, do not waste food, give the excess to someone in need. There are loads of small things that one can do to celebrate the true essence of Christmas.

Even as a kid, amidst all the thrill and excitement, Mum always told, this Christmas don’t ask Santa for a gift, but gift someone in need and do a humble deed. It is only then you are actually celebrating Christmas. On this note, I wish all my blog buddies and everyone around A very joyous & blessed Christmas šŸ˜€


 
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Posted by on December 1, 2011 in Advent season, Christmas

 

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100th post special….

I am glad and my emotions are elevated as I write my 100th post… Its been close to 3 years since I started blogging and I should have ideally crossed this milestone long back. Never the less, I am glad that I started blogging because it gives me a sense of satisfaction when IĀ  write and share my views. With a lot of initial hesitance and uncertainty, I started as a naive blogger and today can feel the exuberance in me, every time I write a new post.Ā  And I would like to take this opportunity to show my gratitude and say a huge thank you to all my blogger friends without whom my blog would be just another rant script šŸ˜›

Well I must not miss out on mentioning a few important things that coincide with the completion of this post…Completed a year of marriage few days ago, got promoted at work, became an aunt to my cute nephew, got my passport done (like finally :P), went on a wonderful trip to Goa (till then I used to call myself such a looser :P)…..

It feels really amazing to be a part of the bloggers’ family….I may or may not have seen my blogger friends, not met them either, but have established a bond…Thanks for all your support, and I promise to continue with my crazy, serious, funny, satirical posts till the time I have access to the internet šŸ˜€

 
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Posted by on November 4, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

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Nothing else mattered when Metallica played in Bangalore!!!

After a wait of close to twenty long years, Metallica fans in India got an opportunity to witness their favorite rock band perform live. Metallica was slated to perform two shows in India – one in Delhi on the 29th of October & on 30th October in Bangalore. Unfortunately the Delhi concert got cancelled much to the disappointment of the fans who went berserk! But fortunately for Bangaloreans, the concert did take place and it was one helluva experience for me and the people who witnessed the concert.

Metallica coming to India was a dream come true for many many rock music and Metallica fans. India is a land of music and rock music definitely is a huge influence on teenagers and adults alike. In my husband’s words, ” I started listening to rock music after I heard Metallica at the age of 19″. Another friend of mine says, “amongst the many heavy rock metal bands, Metallica stands out for its style and music and so he loves it”. Bangalore has seen lot of rock concerts including Iron Maiden – twice, Deep Purple, Megadeth, Aerosmith, Lamb of God, Scorpions etc. and Metallica was the most awaited after all these concerts. The concert was expecting a crowd of 25-28 thousand people which went upto 35 thousand. Fans from Chennai, Kerala, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Pune, Kolkata & Delhi had come to witness the first ever concert of Metallica in Bangalore – India. One could spot fans with Metallica t-shirts, caps, banners and even Metallica name tattooed which was a spectacular view.Ā  And oh it was crowded and crazy and NOTHING REALLY MATTERS WHEN METALLICA IS PERFORMING šŸ˜€

Well people had started gathering for the concert from 3 pm onwards, while Metallica was to perform at 8 pm. Despite the heavy showers of rain from 5.45 pm to 7.00 pm, fans reached and made it for the breathtaking performance. The band opened with Creeping Death which was followed by fade to black, fuel, sad but true, One, seek & destroy, Sanatorium, nothing else matters ….. James Hetfield, the lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist was full of energy and so were the other members of the band. The crowd was singing, waving hands, clapping and shouting their lungs out to the Metallica. With fireworks to give the fiery effects to the songs, it was truly an experience of a lifetime!

 
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Posted by on October 31, 2011 in Bangalore, Metallica, music

 

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Bangalore Metro – Rhetorical!

“History teaches us that men & nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all other alternatives” – Abba Eban

Finally the much awaited Namma Metro started operating on October 20, 2011, much after the set deadline which was March 30, 2010. I wonder at times why does Indian Government have deadlines at all? Who has ever adhered to them? Well I am sure our Government has enough and more funds to bear all the delays and of course the additional costs of everything, right from raw material to labour to interest rates on the borrowed amount from other countries!

After the smooth running Kolkata Metro & the successful Delhi Metro, the IT city of India decides to roll out its grand and ambitious metro project to alleviate traffic woes in the city. Definitely a great initiative by the government. But of course with the most corrupt politicians waiting for every opportunity to fill their pockets, how could one every think of metro starting its operations on the dot! I read in the newspapers that the approximate cost of Bangalore Metro with the delay comes upto Rs 6400 crores, and and this is the cost of phase-I which covers 8.7 kms. Phase-II has begun and the cost is estimated around Rs 25000 crore which will cover an area of 70 kms. Ambitious again! I know I am being extremely cynical here, but then the public at large, rich & poor alike have to bear the brunts of the corrupt practices of these politicians. Of what I read, (I would like to believe the media here, though they blow things out of proportion) and also heard from an insider (political house), Mr. E Sreedharan, the managing director of Delhi Metro was to take charge of the Bangalore Metro as well. But then, knowing his reputation of finishing work as per the deadline, he was kept away from taking over the project. Isn’t it obvious that he wouldn’t be allowed to undertake any such projects, or how else will the politicians survive?

I haven’t taken a ride on the Bangalore metro yet, but i am looking forward to the test drive and will come back with my view or review of the metro and its functioning šŸ™‚

 
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Posted by on October 25, 2011 in Bangalore, Delhi, Metro, people, politicians

 

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Some rare pictures!

Elvis Presley in the army

Titanic under the sea

Evolution of Coca-colaEvolution of Coca-cola

construction of Christ the Redeemer in Rio De Janerio

Charlie Chaplin & GandhijiCharlie Chaplin & Gandhiji

Titanic on its maiden and last voyage

 
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Posted by on October 14, 2011 in Elvis Presley, titanic

 

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mIXEd bAg….

Growing up or growing out

Growing up years are so much fun. School, competition, those bruises while playing sports, a tab of innocence with a dust of envy, the fragility etc, so many emotions and situations and yet they are the best years and you want to revisit them so often šŸ™‚ Then comes this scary phase when you are neither a child nor an adult! Absolutely hanging in the air, trying to figure out things. Confusion becomes your pal, your choices are many a times weird, impulsiveness becomes your second nature, indecisiveness is a result of perpetual wonder. OMG! feels like the world is coming tumbling down. And then there is this phase when you are all grown up like the ripened fruit. Your decisions are respected, advice acknowledged, choices accoladed. Feels like never being out of this phase, but then such is life. Phases and changes are a part of what we define as life. It can’t get stagnant and if it does, then there is some problem which you need to immediately fix.

While growing up is fun and full of memories, growing out is crazy. Friends are a major part of most people’s lives- social beings that we are. Giving a listening ear to someone in trouble or crisis is an essential element of friendship, which I am sure if not all but most of us do. Well I have always given a listening ear to my friends (though I am a chatter box myself), and well, I am not the agony aunt sorts. I suddenly realised one day, that the weirdest things my friends would tell me and think I would judge them, seems to be just another situation which needs to be dealt with. And then I started thinking to myself, am the weird types myself or have I just grown out of the years where things seem to be odd or incorrect? I remember as a teenager when one of my friends confided in me and told me that she lost her virginity and loved the fact, my jaw just dropped open in shock. I started telling her how it was not right and how it could lead to pregnancy or she might even get STD. Every time I think about this instance, I have a hearty laugh and my hubby refuses to believe I was so innocent :P. Jokes apart, nothing seems to shock me anymore. I have had a friend telling me something like being in this habit of changing boyfriends every quarter, because she gets bored with the guy, which is obviously a little to odd to digest. But I dint find it odd, instead gave her an easier solution to kill her boredom. Not that I can give solutions all the time, but sometimes the bulb in my grey cells just lights up :D. And a couple of days back when I was walking back home I was thinking to myself, is it odd that I don’t find things odd or have I just grown out of the weird feeling phase? Dint get an answer yet, but that’s fine, coz I read somewhere I guess, that instant solutions to problems of answers to questions are nothing but a frame of mind! Ouch scary!



Revelation

From no sense of style to making one’s own fashion statements, every woman has this chapter registered forever in her life. The day a woman graduates from an eye blinker to a head turner, is wow I achieved it day for her. Who doesn’t like compliments? – here men and women alike! God has definitely made every being on earth in his own likeness and image, but yet humans distinguish, judge and assume about people by their appearance, which I think is a very shallow thing to do. But on a lighter note, girls love to dress. And if I am not wrong, most men have this misconception that women dress to impress them. But that is not the truth! Most women dress up or look beautiful not to impress men all the time (though we enjoy the attention especially when we are head turners), it is the confidence and the self appreciation that she enjoys. Who wants to be judged all the time? Let the fashion critics do their job. So what if I may not be as curvacious as Kim Kardashian, I am miss beautiful in my own way šŸ™‚ Those nice little things about a woman that sets her apart is so admirable. And the greatest blessing that God has bestowed on a woman – being able to give life and bring a new being into this world (of course the contribution by men is absolutely essential) is the ultimate gift in disguise. Well yes it comes with a package of hormonal changes, weight gain, mood swings etc., but I am sure the feeling is supreme and amazing šŸ™‚

Well I know it is neither women’s day nor mother’s day, but who wants a day to feel special. Every day is special in a women’s life and with both my hands up in the air- yayayayayyyyy to all the women for being the woman they are šŸ™‚

 
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Posted by on October 1, 2011 in friends, growing up years, women

 

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