Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Jhalak Dikhla Ja, Kuch Sikhla Ja!

I must admit that I am a big fan of Indian Reality TV shows. Be it IPL or Big Boss, News Hour with Arnab or Khatron Ke Khiladi, I love them all. By the way, isn't 'Newshour with Arnab' the real Khatron ke Khiladi?

Today, we will discuss the latest celebrity reality show - Jhalak Dikhla Ja. I know many of you posh guys think that TV is a waste of time and reality shows are shit but knowing the time you spent on Twitter and Facebook, let’s not talk about wasting time.



I think there are many a lessons to be learnt from Jhalak Dikhla Ja, here are a few :
  • Age is nothing but a number. If you are Madhuri Dixit, it is your urge to dance on any and every number, the moment camera is on.
  • If you are a fading (actually faded) star, just ensure that your contract includes that whenever your name is announced, it’s preceded by at least 2 adjectives . “Please welcome the Dancing Diva, Dilo ki Dhadkan - Madhuri Dixit”.
  • What ever shit judges may say, always say thank you and 'I am a big fan of yours'.
  • If you are hosting any reality show in India, all you need to know is few synonyms of the word ‘awesome’.
  • If you are judging, you need to know couple of more adjectives.
  • You can judge anything in life. Oh wait, if you are on twitter you know this and do that all the time.
  • Your career is never finished, never ever. Don’t believe - ask Sreesanth.
  • Remember the secret - Ask, Believe and Receive. If the judge is Karan Johar, keep asking, believing that you want to work with him. You never know when you receive a chance to to be part of the crowd in his films.
  • Atithi Devo Bhava! Always respect the guest celebs on the show. Yes, even if they are Aalia and Varun.
  • Last but not the least, never ever be ashamed of plugging your work or yourself on these reality shows. People are judging you, even if you don't. (Don't forget to share or RT this blog).
PS: My sincere apologies if you are still a Madhuri Dixit fan. 

Monday, March 17, 2014

Life is not just about BAU!


Sunday, March 09, 2014

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Saturday, January 11, 2014

Time Please!

There were times when when our time was categorised in two buckets - Free time or Busy time.
Times have changed, so has classification of time, I guess. Now, it has taken many many forms. Broadly, I think, it can be classified as under :
  • Money time 
  • Others’ time
  • Our time
  • Me time
Money time : Time we spend in office, working or otherwise. I know some of you will say you love your job, don’t work for money and all that. But, largely, for most of us, Office time is money time.

Others’ time : Time which you spend with someone else but may not necessarily enjoy but others do. 

       Spouse time : Well, married folks would understand this. It is that part of the time which
       you spend out of love (or fear). A friend says, Dinner with In-laws could be one such
       time.

       Kids’ time : This is when your kids drag you to do something which they enjoy but you
       may not. 

       Family time : Attending a cousin’s marriage, isn’t it?

PS: If you also start enjoying, this is no more Others’ time but Our time. Office parties, for most of us, are part of money time. 

Me time : Time which you spend on your own for your own, doing what you like which doesn’t involve anyone else. This could be running, listening to music with earplugs on, writing, painting etc.

Our time : Together time, with friends, family, spouse, kids, which all of you equally enjoy. A family vacation, watching a movie together.

Now comes the tricky part, to balance this all. Safely, I can say Money time and Others’ time are what we want to avoid altogether but mostly unsuccessful. 
And, Me time and Our time is what we strive to maximise. There is also a tussle between Me time and Our time, we regret more if Me time comes at the expense of Our time. 

In the end, all I can say is look at the below chart and see how you try maximising your happiness with least regret or guilt. 

Thanks for your time!

Monday, December 30, 2013

New Year Resolutions - not a SMART move !

You may have heard of this concept called SMART which speaks about how all your goals should be SMART i.e. Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and TimeBound. I am sure there must be a lot of research and wisdom behind this, yet, for once, I would urge if we can forget this while making our New Year Resolutions - if at all we intend to make some resolutions.
Most of us get bogged down by this quantifiable or measurable thing too much. Try remembering a resolution where you haven’t tagged it to a metric, no? 

I just read someone boasting on twitter that he reads 20 books a month. I am fine, that’s no small feat but how about enjoying and imbibing as many books as you feel like instead of ‘finishing 20 books by June 2014’ as your goal. How about leaving a book halfway just because you didn't like instead of trying finishing the book to attain a count. 

Most popular new year resolution worldwide would be ‘I shall lose Xkg by May 2014’. And then we get trapped by this. I understand that watching weight is a must but living by weighing scale is little too much. 

I even know of people who resolve that I shall visit at least 4 new towns this year. Come on, rather why not just enjoy your travel or just roam around. You may find many a interesting things in your town only. Why this tick in the box approach of visiting towns!

How about learning something new as a resolution? Yes, why not. But why get into the trap of measuring it, isn't learning a continuous process? A youtube video, Khan Academy, Coursera - so many learning tools available, just login whenever and wherever you feel like. Why keep a tab that I took 9 french lessons this year?

Most overrated new year resolution seem to be "I shall spend more time with family, at least 3 vacations this year are a must". Family time doesn't require a resolution, it should come naturally and why is there a need to tie it down to number of vacations or counting how many weekends you spend together.

So, this year, forget SMART but make some Stupid resolutions and then forget them. And, if you really like this concept, why make new year resolutions at all - just enjoy this year, this moment, every moment.