I’m Posting every week in 2011!

I’ve decided I want to blog more. Rather than just thinking about doing it, I’m starting right now. I will be posting on this blog once a week for all of remaining 2011, and if i get more time, I sure will start posting daily in 2013! After all, I don’t think I can write a new post everyday. Coz you need inspiration, and after all, inspiration doesn’t strike daily. If it did, Pablo Picasso would have been a trillionaire, by selling pricey paintings everyday!

I know it won’t be easy, but it might be fun, inspiring, awesome and wonderful. Therefore I’m promising to make use of The DailyPost, and the community of other bloggers with similiar goals, to help me along the way, including asking for help when I need it and encouraging others when I can.

If you already read my blog, I hope you’ll encourage me with comments and likes, and good-will along the way.

Signed,

Shbnkr

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My last day of freedom, the end of Summer holidays

So the time has some for me to go back to college, yes a month has passed somehow and I couldn’t even notice it with my wide open innocent eyes. Such tragic is life.

End of summer.......

However I might be able to meet most of my friends again. That’s the only bright side I can think of. On the other hand if you ask me, there are a lot of reasons I hate the summer holidays to end. First of all, no more sleeping late; gotta wake up early every morning sharp at 6:30, and then the daily hectic routine will continue. Secondly, I had grown my hair long (not cutting it for two months at least) making it punk rock emo enough to look cool. However, India is India and private colleges here are strict enough to make you maintain a short haircut, unless you are in some other cool college. Thirdly and most important of all, I’m gonna have to cut down on my fun time and increase my study time. Yes, I repeat, such tragic is life. Though the final semester test and university entrance exams are still about nine months late, the syllabus is vast and hard enough to intellectually kill someone.

......back to studying!

However, during this summer holidays, I did start my blog and have started to get the hang of it. I even read many posts of others and was very much awed by them. One particular guy I admire is Scott Berkun (http://dailypost.wordpress.com/). I found out he is a freelance writer, taking up several writing jobs a day and has a family as well! His schedule is hectic enough for me even to say, but still then he has made a commitment to write one post a day, and in 30 minutes or less. That truly is inspiring! It shows his dedicatedness to his work and on top of that, it also shows his writing skill. I have actually also begun to admire his hectic schedule, believe it or not. There are also a few other people I found through the blog, and they really have a great flair for writing! Thank god for WordPress, I’ve come across such a huge variety of people and their works.

So this is my last day of freedom, in the sense of sleeping late and studying little.

Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara

This is one of the new generation films of India, produced by Zoya Akhtar. Now my introductory line may sound boring, but believe me the film isn’t so that much! It’s got that thing which lies between boring and adventure. Yes, it’s an adventure film, with three guys (Hrithik, Farhan and Abhinay) who go to Spain as a part of Kabir’s (Abhinay Deol) bachelorette trip. On the surface, ZNMD is about a bachelor holiday of three men, where each one of them has a daredevil task planned that all of them have to do. But beyond all the fun and games, it’s a beautifully scripted journey of the trio, who are all battling some episode from their past. We have Arjun (Hrithik Roshan) who is shown as a hardcore businessman based in London, obviously making loads of money everyday. Imran (Farhan Akhtar) is an advertising artist who really wants to got Spain, and Kabir just got engaged to Kalki.

The film’s dialogues have been written by Farhan and he’s kept the best lines for  himself. One of them which sounds cool to me  is: ‘Tumhara naam kya hai?’ “Laila. Tumhara?” “Imran, par dost mujhe Majnu bhi bulate hain” In a film about letting go, it’s Farhan who let’s go the most. His flamenco scene in the bedroom is an instant classic!

Gucci?

 

Hrithik is effective as the stuck up finance broker who is completely transformed in the latter half of the film. Did I forget to add that he even gave a 12000 euro handbag (Gucci or something?) to Kabir’s engaged fiancée Kalki. Of course she doesn’t get it till the end; it’s handled rather precariously all throughout the film by Imran. The way he cares for it is rather funny: )

Tomato Smash!

 

The trio, presenting themselves as The Three Musketeers, later meet Laila (Katina Kaif) who shows them the true meaning of life. Her role? Well she is a deep sea diving instructor, who later falls in mutual love with Arjun. She may not personally come and whisper in your ear, but Katrina’s words to Hrithik hold the key to ZNMD and maybe to zindagi itself, “Be alive to each and every moment.” Not ‘in’ each and every moment. The film is truly refreshing, and in all its bewitching beauty urges you too make the switch in your life.

The Sour taste of Stuttering


There are many sites nowadays devoted to stuttering, its causes and effects…..many are stutterers themselves and some are plain self-help groups. Some are plain shit with people saying that they feel proud to be stutterers. What the hell?! However many do give good advice and truly help other stutterers to feel good about themselves in this messed up world of hostility and competition. On my part , I too hope I can help others in their lives, stutterers and all……

I have been a stutterer ever since I was born, and reading recent articles, I have come of the view that this type of stuttering takes a bit of time more than others to heal. Coming back to my stuttering part, I had some good friends all along my life, even though I did stutter. However school life was a lot worse. Worse in the sense of not being able to communicate properly, and thus I kept quiet. However in the 3rd and 4th grade I was, as far as I remember, magically cured of my stuttering and those might have been some good years of my life. But it did again return on the 4th grade, and has been continuing ever since. The years were rougher than usual for me, as I may imagine for other stutterers as well. Though as much as I hoped to make school captain or sports captain, I knew that these were not possible things for a stutterer. During the years the thing I feared most was talking to people, especially giving oral tests in school. Teachers were of the view that if I read a chapter loud in school, I might slowly be cured of my stuttering. it didn’t work out and instead decreased my moral. All in all, high school was worse to me. But after I got into 1st year of science, things improved…my stuttering decreased a bit and I improved my style sense. after all, I thought, if I looked cool enough, I would pass off as a non stutterer….yes it worked. And I have been living easy ever since, well not as easy as you would like to think, easy in the sense I got  bit relief from ridicule and insecurities of my past. I even found out that listening to music took my mind off stuttering and provided me a much necessary relief…..

Many people are of the view that stutterers are depressed people. Well, the truth is yes, stutterers are a bit depressed because of their speech disability, but on the whole they are not sadistics.

Well this was my sour taste of stuttering,……and it did turn my world upside down. If I would be given a chance to be born again, I would take that chance and be born as a fluent speaker, as Barney Stinson probably 🙂

This is it for now…..i’m  off to my adventures of the daring world. I’ll soon be writing my next post, but don’t worry, it wont be about stuttering every time!!

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