Thursday, March 27, 2008

Head on with Ekta!

I am definitely not talking about unity here as for that we are already overtly endorsing ourselves as the only nation where you find "Unity in Diversity". I am a proud Indian. Lets leave it at that.

Well, this Ekta is a lot different from the english synonym for her name. I am talking of the maestro of a,b,c,...K-series here. Different i say for the portrayal of so many characters in her productions. I dont see any ekta (unity) in them. All i hear about are stories of mothers-in- law illtreating their daughters -in-law and vice versa. And about 'i am the ideal bharitiya naari' type women surrounded by scantily- clad vamps trying to make lives difficult. For everyone! So many colours and so many beautiful people stuck in all the wrong places. If not for anything watch them for the make-overs, accessories, FINISH. Yeah, i'd love to see them finish, someday.

We are talking about the Jumping Jack Junior , Ekta Kapoor, now for reasons not known to many. Let me explain. Some day i want to have my own production house, which makes good sitcoms, which will tickle your funny bone. I will produce reality shows too. or may be a mix of both. What about a remake of "Friends" ? I would cast my self in Monica's role- the finicky and the best cook among them. *wicked smiley *blushing * Or "How I met you mother"- For those of you yet to watch these series , its truly hilarious.

My colleague even had an idea that he could not sell at the appropriate time - A show featuring Buddhiya - the world's youngest marathon runner and Prince, the six-year old boy rescued from a deep pit where he was trapped for more than two days. If you ask me why the two, then their grit speak volumes. I am ready to buy it even now, or even five years down the line when the two grow up and media forget them. leave them alone and when i have my own production house or/ and a news chanel which wont bother doing stories like "how a stray dog caused an airline in Bangalore to make an emergency landing" (post on it coming soon:). Wishful thinking, is it? SIGH!
Whatever. But message to Ekta is clear, stop making those torturous mega serials or get ready to phase out to Oh!mega.. being the last letter of the Greek alphabet.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Spatial issues between Mars and Venus

Marriages are made in heaven. What about relationships ? In space?
I say space because thats one recurrent word in all affiliations. The more you get involved with a person, the closer you get to his/her ideologies whether right or wrong. But, you need to give him space (i would only use 'him' henceforth for reasons too clear). Aargh!
Space here refers to the time he'd like to have for, of and by himself with no interruptions from any one, mind you no one, although it is annoying to give him that kinda space WHEN he wants. I consider talking as a more effective tool than aloofness during those 'testing' times. Its better that you vent out all the frustration on the person who understands you the most than just brood and waste time. Saves a lot. The time wiled away could also have been frutiful at whatever else you did other than sulk. "u no wat.. lemme fix my life.. i dun wan u 2 b a part of it for sumtime"- this simply doesnt work! I know a lot of them who also stay away from the 'soothing convos' to get away from silly arguments later, which are indispensable. I completely empathise, but dude keeping quiet is not quite an option either. Like i mentioned in my earlier post- love and shove, gel and yell, dream and scream. All together. Yesssssss corny, i know..well it was meant to be.
Does he still want space? I 'd rather let him join NASA.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Cuckolding - a cold crack

Taking over from where my friend left. He had his reasons for removing the post and i have mine to post one. Before doing so such a piece deserves a disclaimer at the outset. So here i go.
The opinions expressed are my own in their entirety and i take full onus of them. Its a mere point of view not a generic judgement on anyone or anything. However, i am set to receive harsh criticisms on the article.
The word cuckolding was introduced to me by my friend, i received the new word with all vigour but, i was later awestruck with its definition. It was insanely new to me, both the idea and the word. Gosh! You will know why now.
A cuckold is a married man whose wife has sex with other men. In current usage it sometimes refers to non-married couples in committed relationships as well, although the traditional meaning is a man whose wife is adulterous. Yeah exactly! I hear so many more virtual OMGs now. "Cuckold" is derived from the Old French for the Cuckoo bird, "Cocu" with the pejorative suffix -ald (Courtesy:Wikipedia)
I am yet to figure out if it is only a sexual fetish or a concept that is slowing taking its place in this obviously erroneous world where every living thing is given a right to individuality, sexuality and moroseness. Bah! Humbug!
My friend cited sensitivity and open-mindedness as reasons for taking out the article on Cuckolding from his blog. He said he did not want to offfend anyone. Really? What harm does it cause to lash out on what you think is ooh, aah or ouch? Pause and think, we are still in the same free world where one is given a right to individuality, sexuality blah blah blah.
The word cuckolding also gets its etymological derivation from the female cuckoo birds which lay their eggs in the nests of other birds, leaving them with the reputation of infidelity.
This hue and cry wont last too long, i know. I see the same chronology of events going forward like those when the idea of homosexuality was introduced to me and to those like me. I see the same debators flocking in, the ones who discussed if gay marriages should be made legal or not. I dont know if these things will be acceptable by all. Like how i am still trying to sink in to how people could turn gays.
Honestly, i dont care. You be what you want. I am not the nosy type who is bent on changing the world to my fancies, but i am pretty much the glossy journo who would pen down random thoughts on unusual ideas and concepts. I reiterate. This goes out only as my perspective, my perception. I am not here to set gays straight, but to stay straight and gay!

Anger Management

Grrr...Words do NOT come out when i am angry, but they are now, means i am not hot (you stereotypical a**h** its not what you think it is). And that interjection used is only to add that emotive quotient to my first post just like how we use those slimy smileys all the while. HA..
Well, i think i am aberrating here and i dont like it. If Anger can be described as an elevated form of impatience, the kinda feeling each one of us goes through at least once a life time; like when you want to piddle in a mall and there is a humungus queue at the restrooms/toilets, you lose it (pls read - not your bladder control for GS!).
Digression 2- These English have a funny way of naming certain things and places like please someone make them understand that a place one pees is an emergency room and not a place to rest for crying out loud(I just had to). There i go, another deviation from the main sub. Anyone losing patience yet coz there are more of these drifts to come.
Yeah, so my point rather question here is, can anger be called as impatience at its peak? Comments, thoughts, ideas anyone?
Anger - A strong feeling of displeasure or hostility, says If it is so why do we get angry with people who we love to talk to, with our friends, family and our well wishers? So there is more to it than a simple definition of sorts or so i think. I am one of the hottest (pun intended if you wish ;) heads around. Be it within my friends circle, in my family or buddies. I blow up for the silliest of reasons. I love people and hate them the very next minute. When angry of course. Nope, not a hypocritical bitch at that yet.
I am only trying to figure out whats wrong or special with my analytical and anatomical build. And i know i am not alone here. I am sure i will get umpteen friends' requests if i start a whimsically paranoid hot headed community in Orkut. For all the wrong reasons. Grrr again and digression 3) stay off u duds those who want to "make frandship with me" only coz you think i have a cute smile.
Getting back to anger management, i have been thinking of making a "casual" visit to the the closest shrink for a very long time. Snarl!!! Giving a second thought as i want to try those conventional methods first- yoga, meditation, blah blah blah. Easier still- write, talk, yell and finish it off. Trust me it works. If i flare up at the drop of a hat i cool down within the same time frame or with words of apology or love. Or whenever i dont then i sob. Now i write. Any takers? lol
PS/- Fresh ways of tackling anger (al)most welcome.