To Not Be Okay.

(So I was supposed to write a poem from my future 50- year old self to my present 22 year old self, this is what I came up with. x)

To Not Be Okay.

If there’s anything I would ever like you to think

Or say

Or do

Or believe

It would be

That it is okay.

It’s okay to not be okay

It’s okay to not feel okay

It’s okay to cry

It’s okay to feel guilty

It’s okay to fail

It’s also okay to only pass

It’s okay to not be perfect

And it’s okay to not chase perfection.

It’s okay to be flawed

Have imperfections

Have countless doubts

Feel stupid from time to time

There’s no deep engrained need to make sense of everything

That’s what time is for

You don’t have to be Hercules, even he had an Achilles heel.

It’s okay.

It’s okay if some-days you want to flee instead of fighting.

It’s okay to feel like a coward once a while,

Only till you come back stronger, braver, smarter.

With age comes wisdom,

And if these 50 years have given me any.

They’ve taught me it’s okay to not be okay.

So smile a bit wider

Laugh a bit louder

Live a little grander

Because it’ll all be okay.

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Cessation.

People often say there is no good in goodbyes, but you know what? Sometimes there is.

Sometimes you just have to let an old dress, habit or person go.

Because if you didn’t, they’ll just occupy space, time and emotions you would rather use somewhere else. They’ll just sit there making you dizzy at the thought of letting go. Because why would you want to part with something that’s been a part of your life for so long right? It sounds mental.

Because it is mental, it’s all in your head. You can’t let that dress go because you have so many good memories of you wearing it, you can’t let that habit go because it became a habit to give you some structure, and you can’t let that person go because once upon a time they were so very important to you, maybe they still are.

But sometimes, being important and being stagnant in your life can be the same thing.

You can’t let someone go because you love them, but if you start questioning the reasons why you do love them and start coming up blank, you have to let it go.

So you hold on to that person, trying to tell yourself that you’re being crazy that this person has been there for me countless number of times and I can’t just throw it all away.

But when was the last time they were there for you?

And when was the last time they reminded you of all the reasons you love them for?

And when you start realising that it’s just you holding the thread between the two of you, you have let that thread go, because a thread between two people needs to be held from both sides.

So let that dress go to someone who would make some of their happy memories in.

Let that habit slowly disappear to fill your life with another one that will benefit you now.

And, let that person go, because the more you question your feelings towards them, the more you’re going away from each other.

 

My Thoughts on R. Madhavan’s Harvard India Conference Speech

Harvard Dreams of a better India with Madhavan

It isn’t always easy,en-capturing so many young minds and making a serious topic seem like a spell-bounding story. But Mr. Madhavan did something just like that and made it look effortless.

Just like the shining spider on his tie,his thoughts and dreams on the future of his motherland caught everyone’s attention from the get-go.

Keeping us focused on himself as he gave us interesting little tidbits and anecdotes from his life,Mr Madhavan’s vision on India in the year 2030 was just as well-thought and passionate.

His vision of India does not just evolve around the cities we know and love,but also all the villages that go unnoticed. Mr Madhavan dreams of an India where the rural population does not need to worry about their bare necessities,but can actually kick back and have a cultural connect.

I wish we could say his dream is not very far off,but even a dream as practical as his,needs a lot of work and vision.

It’s an interesting dream,one not a lot would have,but an important one regardless and I hope that one day it isn’t just a dream anymore.

 

Altro.

“You’re an altro.” Her mother said.

“I’m a what?” Tara asked, flabbergasted.

“You say you can fly right?”

Tara nodded.

“You’re an altro, people born with one particular special power” She continued.

“What?”

You’re an altro Tara, I’m not gonna repeat it again, and I need you to help me.”

 

 

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PS: So I was supposed to write a fantasy story in 50 words and post it on my blog.Let me know what you guys think!

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ARE BOOK ADAPTATIONS ALWAYS A GOOD IDEA?

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The Girl on The Train the latest book to movie adaptation on the block failed to thrill us like its book counterpart. But why didn’t Rachel’s voyeuristic alcoholic ways and Meghan’s trapped wild-spirit capture our minds on the big screen?

Why is it that out of all the recent book to movie adaptations only a handful of them made an impact and reached up to the level of its book counterpart?

There are many examples of successful book to movie adaptations, but to each successful one there are 10 unsuccessful ones.

Where Harry Potter and Lord of the Ring made a mark in the world of cinema and on the minds of all the fans, movies like The Maze Runner, Allegiant failed to make you feel anything, except maybe pity.

It’s not that only a good book can be adapted into a good movie, a good book is necessary yes, but a good script is imperative. The Godfather for example, an exceptional book, is an even more extraordinary movie.

There are obviously some pros and cons to book to movie adaptations, let’s take a look:

Books!

Movies!

·       You get the Full Story. ·       You get the full story, without the unnecessary parts.
·       You can imagine the character exactly the way you like him/her. ·       Gives the character a face.
·       Reaches the targeted audience. ·       Reaches a larger audience
·       Let’s you imagine the world it takes place in. ·       Gives you a glimpse of the world.
·       All characters add their own different charm to the story ·       Some characters are omitted from the storyline! (Looking at you Harry Potter, we wanted Peeves!)

But what about the look and the feel?

Can you describe how it feels to smell a new book? Your anticipation to watch the new movie adapted from your favourite book?

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The world is firmly divided into 2 types of people, people who think the book was better, and people who think the movie was better.

A booklover can tell you a characters past, present and future, shoot all your claims down that the movie had all the important parts required for the story, but that is the difference between these two types of people! A booklover won’t mind sitting for an 8 hour movie if it claims to include every little thing in the book, whereas the second type of people won’t find it practical. It’s a thin line, a very conscious divide and an eternal battle.

But the bottom line will always be the same, if you adapt a book right, it will unite these two types of people. If you don’t the battle will forever rage on.

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