Welcome to soscafe...

Welcome to soscafe...
There are no regrets in life, just lessons...so enjoy learning!

People say that you're going the wrong way when its simply a way of your own...

Once you figure out who you are and what you love about yourself, I think it all kinda falls into place...
And then you stop expecting for the unexpected!

I always think, There must be thousands of girls sitting alone like me, dreaming of becoming famous and successful.But I'm not going to worry about them.
Im dreaming the hardest!
-Marlyn Monroe

Monday, December 7, 2009

Do you think you might be a victim of a dangerous disease called ‘Dare to dream’? Then read on…

The symptoms mentioned below can be highly injurious to your health.

Research shows that there is no way out of it until you accomplish it.

Symptoms seen while making a dream come true!

A wish to be normal like other people and not run behind the impossible while you smile at yourself in the mirror and say “It is possible”

Fear of losing your mind at the same time feeling energetic about it!

A state of misery where you can only imagine your enemy to be in and then pray he never gets a chance to be here since the loser will not be able to handle it!

Excess frustration which might lead to emotional imbalance and then lead to screaming and a peaceful nap at the end of the day!

A feeling of hatred and a belief that this darn world can’t do anything so you have to!

A thought that provokes you to give up this silly dream at the same time instigates others to join in!

The indispensible first step to prove to the world what you are up to and then stare into their cold eyes and say… Mind your own business!

A hope to be able to sustain till the end result and see the fruits of labour.

Stifled sentiments of worthless efforts to build this illusion and its effect on people around who are getting inspired by it!

A gloomy travel through every negative step which works as a step up to assemble the dream.

And most importantly, the taunts and comments of people around you, who give you the strength to move ahead towards the finish line!

If you are experiencing all the above symptoms, there is a chance you might just accomplish your big dream!

So all the best and enjoy a speedy recovery of sheer happiness after this. This dangerous disease has no cure…happy dreaming!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009


Memories are: An evening, boys and girls, Mild rain, the games we played
Memories are: a crowded katta, dumbcharades, infinite arguments.
Memories are: happiest birthdays, celebration, bumps to remember.
Memories are: a favourite song, one common dance move, a night to remember.
Memories are: Loud music, a car stuffed with 6 goons, an open road.

Memories are: Maggi noodles, a friend’s apartment, 3 a.m., endless talks

Memories are: rigorous practice sessions, creative differences, a successful event.
Memories are: a busy December month, rehearsals and planning, an active sports sunday
Memories are: hundred calls, thousand arguments, a trek is planned.
Memories are: miles and miles to walk, a spirit of excitement, an unforgettable journey

Memories are: that first job interview, cold feet, encouragement from buddies.
Memories are: a friend’s farewell, laughs and cries, hugs and kisses.
Memories are: friend visits, ambitious plans, a reason to celebrate.
Memories are: colourful festivals, united preparations, friends rejoice.
Memories are: Sunday afternoon, a cricket match, friends cheering.
Memories are: bridal showers, bachelor bashes, emotional moments.
Memories are: A family of friends, separate cities, an album of experiences.
Memories are: the bond we share, us friends
Memories are: A colony, close friends, a tribute to friendship...

Friday, November 6, 2009

Well Etched!!! Inspiring indeed…

Characters play an integral part in any film. The thought behind building/developing these characters is very significant. The success lies in the way a character is created and the way an actor gives full justice to it!

Vivian Leigh as Scarlett o’ Hara

Selfish, shrewd and vain, Scarlett O’ Hara from gone with the wind, is one of the strongest women protagonists we’ve seen on big screen. Her vivacious, raw personality emits a sense of style and attitude to her rustic character.

She is what every woman wants to be. A confident, smart, beautiful and willful young lady. She believes in love and is not afraid to dream! In the film, Scarlett’s character beautifully matures. Scarlett is not at all stereotypically feminine like most women. Her character colourfully stands out against Melanie Wilkes, who is more submissive in the film. She is independent, extremely passionate, vulnerable at times (her love for Rhett) and takes pride in her being.

Scarlett is a carefree woman and inspires you the minute you understand her!

Quote: - After all, tomorrow is another day!

Julia Roberts as Katherine Ann Watson

She was here to make a difference.

In Monalisa Smile, Katherine Ann Watson, a feminist teacher, encourages her students to study to become career professionals. She is an elegant, intelligent woman of 1950’s and is shunned by society because of her progressive ways to educate women. She influences her students by teaching them the meaning behind modern art and feels that women can do more than solely adopt the roles of wives and mothers. Based in the early 50’s, this story brings out a change in Katherine’s personal life and makes her believe that changing the system is a tough job! Julia Robert has brought out a brilliant mixture of aggravation and grace to the role. Katharine’s frustration and turmoil to make that change shows in her expression of emotions.

Quote: - Katherine Watson: I thought that I was headed to a place that would turn out tomorrow's leaders, not their wives.

Quote:- Look beyond the paint. Let us try to open our minds to a new idea.

Meryl Streep as Miranda Priestly

The finest actress in Hollywood- Meryl Streep. Any role is a cinch for her.

Miranda Priestly, in the devil wears Prada, is a spiteful, middle aged, successful businesswoman. In her younger days she has struggled hard to earn the position she is in today. So anybody working for her has to be the Best! There are no excuses to hard work in her dictionary of thoughts. She runs an entire empire of a fashion magazine and is responsible towards it. Miranda’s mannerisms are calculated and well groomed to adapt to the corporate world. Her inner, softer self is exposed to the audience in the end of the story when she meets Andrea, her ex-assistant, and gives her a warm smile! Miranda is a strong career woman who has climbed the success ladder leaving behind her messed up personal life. You will fall in love with her inspite of her nasty ways of dealing with her employees!

Meryl Streep makes you believe that there is a Bitch in hidden in all of us!

Quote:- The details of your incompetence do not interest me.

I said to myself, go ahead. Take a chance. Hire the smart, fat girl. I had hope.


Tuesday, October 27, 2009

When you least expect it!

Sometimes when you least expect…things happen. And in the right way too! Often we fret about little things in life we always wished we had. Like a Big car, a spacious house, etc…etc but most importantly; a happy life! I wonder about the things that make me happy and bring a smile on my face. And the answer I get is the element of surprise in my simple, monotonous life. For example, the other day, I finished work late evening and I crossed the street to hail a cab back home… I knew something was not going right today! I had a terrible shoe bite from the pretty ballerina shoes I picked up that weekend and I had to rush back home to complete a very important documentation report. And of course, I wasn’t getting a cab! So I decided to wait for a bus. Now days, work stresses one out so much that the patience level starts deteriorating! I had no option but to walk… Those shoes really hurt and my ankles couldn’t take the pain! “But this is life!” I thought, cursing every moment of my existence and carrying the burden of work on my right shoulder. My instinct had warned me I would have a bad day today and there I was breathing hard to reach my destination-Home! I wanted to collapse on my soft leather couch and soak my sore feet in warm salt water! The thought motivated me to move faster as I dragged my aching body forward.

Now this is why I say …” When you least expect it!” To my surprise, a car passing by stopped and the driver rolled down his window! “Are you heading back home? Want a lift?” the person asked. My lifeless body jumped up in excitement and before I even thanked the person, I was seated in an air-conditioned Honda city and Thanking God for saving my Life! Yes… I’m not exaggerating. Sometimes we are in a situation (silly, insignificant, stupid) when we feel we can never survive from and once we do, we think of Him…God! So, ya…it was That moment for me! A moment of sheer gratitude! Oh I forgot to mention… I did not hop into a stranger’s car. It was an uncle who stays very close to my house! So I was safe…It’s just that moment I wanted to share with you... The moment when you feel…”Oh! I didn’t expect this”!

A few of us feel; life unfolds as we plan it! Systematically! The perfect career, a great pay package, marriage, kids etc. When I was studying in college, I had no idea what I would be 5 years from now. I was, like most youth, a confused individual! I knew I had to head somewhere…so when I least expected it I was offered a Job. And the fascinating part is, it was something I always thought I would want to do! So now you will ask me, “This did not happen when you least expected it!” And I reply… Yes it did. Often, aspirations and dreams influence our thoughts so much that we start expecting the unexpected! We tend to build on something which is just in the air and finally end up giving up hope! So the right way to do this is-aspire, dream and try to focus on what is possible to make it happen! But don’t expect anything in return! So when you get something which you always wished for you might just get it when you least expect it!

This is a story I heard a few months back and my “when you least expect it!” calculation just proved itself to be right!

Susan followed her ‘Things to do’ diary every single day of her life so that she lived each moment, the way she had planned. Her friends tried hard to get her out of the calculative lifestyle! But this suited her just fine. But her perfectly planned job, super clean apartment and handsome pay package at the end of each year wasn’t enough to complete her life. It lacked contentment! So on her 30th birthday, Susan decided to get on with her life. She added a list of ‘things to do this month’ in her diary.

One of them was… getting married! Susan’s friends laughed hard and explained to her that her target- time to find someone to marry wasn’t sufficient. It required a lot of thinking and most importantly… a compatible person whom she would want to spend the rest of her life with. Susan believed that her book had never deceived her and she will definitely achieve her goal by the end of the month. So the hunt for Mr. Right began! Susan had dated interesting men before. But their characteristics did not match with her ‘expectations’ notes! She tried to place her ‘Mr. Right’ figure in every man she knew. It was the end of the third week and Susan had no luck yet. She sat on her bed one night and prayed hard! She wished for that special person to enter her life! That night Susan slept soundly. The next morning she woke up fresh and was 20 minutes late for work. Her colleagues stared in disbelief. Susan felt light in the head that day. She called her friends and told them that she was a new person now. She Thanked God for showing her the right way to live her moments… she was free from all kinds of annotations, comments, notes and interpretations!

Mike, A close friend and colleague, saw this change in Susan. One day he went up to her and asked her if she was alright. Susan smiled told him that this is what she actually is and will remain this way. Mike smiled back and noticed something, he complimented” You look much younger now!” Susan punched him on the shoulder and they both went back to work.

It was a quiet, chilly December night and Susan and Mike packed up to go home. Mike checked his watch and realized he will have to eat out alone. So he asked Susan if she would like to join him. Susan hesitated a little and then decided- “No book rules! It doesn’t matter anyway… It’s Just Mike! “

She agreed. They went to a quiet restaurant where they played soft music. It was just the 2 of them in the restaurant. The waiters were at their service. Wine, pasta, scented candles and loads and loads of topics to discuss. They sat there for hours chatting. It was wonderful. Mike dropped her home and she thanked him for the dinner. They looked at each other for a moment and Mike left. Susan opened her apartment door and hurried into her bedroom. Something was bothering her…she opened her cupboard and saw the diary! She turned to the last few pages… it read!

“Mr Right: - A perfect gentleman…”

An idea of a perfect date with Mr. Right: - ‘Just the two of us for a quiet dinner at an elegant restaurant accompanied with wine, scented candles and Italian food and loads to talk about!’

Susan looked up. Beside her bed lay a calendar which showed the date that day, circled and marked in red- Mr. Right found!

And she had her answer ready… Sometimes when you least expect…things happen. And in the right way too!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

The unforgettable landscape!

"Let go your heart
Let go your head
And feel it now
Let go your heart
Let go your head
And feel it now

Many ways in which I’ve grown
Moving closer on my own … "

As the pure drops of rain soaked the face,

The eyes shut with a smile of bliss,

The whiff of earth, a thirsty terrain,

Inside were feelings with no boundaries, no pain…

The eyes opened to a view crystal clear,

A landscape unforgettable, of a village that seemed so dear.

The scorching sun blazed the seasoned leaf tips,

Until the yellows turned green!

The cheerful winds lashed against the sea,

While the waves reciprocated…

The eyes opened to a view crystal clear,

A landscape unforgettable, of a village that seemed so dear.

The sapphire skies, the golden pastel twilights,

The emerald-marine to the tan over the peaks.

These untouched scapes promised a hopeful heart,

A rejuvenated feeling,

To assemble the memories fallen apart…

The eyes opened to a view crystal clear,

A landscape unforgettable, of a village that seemed so dear.

Here dwelled humans with real human hearts,

That only loved and cared and blessed unscarred…

Humans that led a life so simple,

They carried a smile from a crawl to a wrinkle.

Then travelled a path thro’ the countryside,

Where the mountains sailed forever,

And the birds at sea seemed so near…

The eyes opened to a view crystal clear,

A landscape unforgettable, of a village that seemed so dear.

Suddenly a cloudy vision unsettled in the eyes,

Unwrapping the memoirs of what went behind…

At that, the peaceful sea stared back and whispered,

“These memories will stay forever..n ever… undisturbed!”

“They will carry moments of joy and grief,

To give thy strength to follow your dreams…”

Moist eyes shut to inhale this blessing,

And thanked the sea and his tranquility to listen.

After that the silent waters went by…

Then the eyes opened to a view crystal clear…

A landscape unforgettable, of a person so dear.

Saturday, August 29, 2009


“What do you sell”? , Asked the buyer,
To the Captain of all emotions,
A pillar of pride, a stalwart of success.
“We have it all” the captain boasted,
A gallon of fear,
A pinch of humour, A nip of hatred,
With loads and loads of tears,
“We have them all! We have them all! “
With a bundle of laughter,
In a packet of love…

The buyer demanded, “I want something different this time,
Something which is out of the box,
Something earth shattering,
Something unusual!”
To that; the captain challenged aloud,
“My squad will work for it day and night,
We’ll make something you will love”, he promised!
The buyer smiled and walked away,
Leaving the captain nothing left to say!

That night the Captain thought of a way to hit bull’s eye!
He never failed to bring out the best,
But today he wondered how many emotions are left to buy!
He pondered over every book, every site,
To find a new sentiment he had never tried!
His squad had used up every emotion…
Of Hatred, fear, laughter, and anticipation.
“What is left? Dear God…What is Left?” He cried…
My job is at stake today…Help me make an emotion which is great!
What do I sell now? How do I survive?
My dictionary of emotions is exhausted,
I need a way to live…to survive!

A white light struck…
God appeared and smiled…
“Look within you” he whispered
And you will find,
Those memories, those moments forgotten,
Which you left behind!
This world of business has made you forget…
Emotion is feelings, thoughts and sentiments,
It’s a state you have to only experience,
Or you wouldn’t know!
Emotion is not for sale… It’s priceless, you cannot show,
If you really want to see it…
Try and Feel,
This word emotion, you cannot sell or buy…
It’s not a deal!!!
There is no such thing as entertainment for the 'whole' family...its a myth!!!
so what are all the entertainers fretting about??!!!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Login Teenager…

Enter: - zone of discomfort Vs reality!!!
Chatroom: -
A teenager and his conscious….
(Conscious tries hard to get his adolescent self back on track…. To face the world! To face reality!)
Conscious says:
Hi there, what time r u coming home?
Conscious has just sent a nudge.
Conscious cannot send a nudge that often.

Teenager says:
Oh its u…Hi was sup?
Conscious says:
I asked…when r u coming home! To your folks?
Conscious says:
What time?
Teenager says:
Teenager says:
Don’t bother…I’m busy with studies
Conscious says:
R u going to college tomrw?
Conscious says:
Charge ur cell atleast.. We need to stay in touch!
Teenager says:
Getting de chrgr in sumtime
Conscious says:
Teenager says:
Conscious says:
Conscious says:
ur still at a friend’s place.. How long? When will u return... to our people?
Teenager says:
What’s the score?
Conscious says:
Teenager says:
What’s the score? The match..Semi-finals today!
Conscious says:
So u r wearing the same clothes n going to college tomorrow?
Teenager says:
No... I’ll go n buy sum shirts... In any case i had 2 shop...
Teenager says:
What’s the score? Tell me..
Teenager says:
Fast …tell me who won..
Teenager says:
Conscious says:
Isnt there a TV..Wherever u r??
Teenager says:
Fast...tell me
Conscious says:
Don’t change the topic.. Or treat this lightly.. I’m asking u something!
Teenager says:
Go... Switch on the TV...

Conscious says:
How long r u going to run away from reality kid…
You have just sent a nudge.
Teenager says:
Excuse me.. May I know who this is?
Conscious says:
Incase u haven realized its ur inner voice remember...The one Deep down inside u… or has it completely wiped out from Ur very bright brain!
Conscious says:
Try n remember kid...Those Happier times... u without these complexities.
Teenager says:
You’ve got it all wrong.... its Hindustan times...The newspaper!
Conscious says:
Your sense of humour is only a defense device! Don’t use it too often...u r losing credibility!
Conscious says:
Let’s see how far u go on rebelling... I will always b there even if u try to erase me completely, I’ll follow u like a shadow… I’m that positive ray of hope for you!
Conscious says:
Im warning u
Teenager says:
Stop watching history channel... You are getting boring day by day! N just put on the TV n tell me the score.
Conscious says:
This wall uve created around u..Ha-ha..Those wise cracks r funny...but it’s definitely not helping.. Get up n be present! You have grown up! Face reality..
Conscious says:
i hope u get some help…
Teenager says:
Thought for the day: work hard in life and it always pays off. There is no substitute to hard work
Conscious says:
Good... At least u know that..Thank God for those values your folks have instilled in u!
Conscious says:
Did that enlighten u a bit?

You have just sent a nudge.

Conscious says:
Thought for the day: hope u see urself the way others see u.
You have just sent a nudge.
Conscious says:
It’s India 4 for 7…
Conscious says:
SA is winning
Conscious says:
We are out of the finals…
Conscious says:
U there?
Conscious says:
Hello…U there?
Teenager is unable to receive your message.
He is offline!

Logging off… Conscious!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Times of yore...a memory!

Go you and, with such glorious hues,
Live with proud peacocks in green parks;
On lawns as smooth as shining glass,
Let every feather show its marks;
Get thee on boughs and clap thy wings
Before the windows of proud kings.
- W. H. Davies

One afternoon before going off duty I noticed a yellow convertible pulling up and after the routine formalities leave. The color of the car and the very casual attitude of the driver made me turn back and look again. A couple of days later I saw the car again. I felt a hunch. Whenever I felt this way there had been something wrong. So I mentally made a note I should check out with my colleagues when the car returned. But I did not hear the car retuning. So I got more and more suspicious. I warned my colleagues.
- Robert Hamilton

The woods are lovely, dark and deep.
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.
Robert Frost

What do you weave, O ye flowergirls
With tassels of azure and red?
Crowns for the brow of a bridegroom,
Chaplets to garland his bed,
Sheets of white blossoms new-garnered
To perfume the sleep of the dead.
-Sarojini Naidu

Then a terrible thing happened. While we were waiting for the coffee, the head waiter, with an ingratiating smile on his false face, came up to us bearing a large basket full of huge peaches. They had the blush of an innocent girl; they had the rich tone of an Italian landscape. But surely peaches were not in season then? Lord knew what they cost. I knew too—a little later, for my guest, going on with her conversation, absentmindedly took one.
"You see, you've filled your stomach with a lot of meat"—my one miserable little chop—"and you can't eat 30 any more. But I've just had a snack and I shall enjoy a peach."

- W.Somerset Maugham

Monday, May 11, 2009

A Hazy Purple hope…

The colour...

The attitude...

The identity...


Purple- a
smear of hope, optimism and victory

Purple- a
streak of good judgment

Purple- a
tint of spiritual fulfillment

Purple- a
blend of magic and mystery

Purple- a
combination of red and blue

Purple- a
mark of royalty

Purple- a
symbol to encourage fantasy

Purple- a
colour of imagination

Purple- a
sign of hope and positivity…

Purple hope...purple beginning...

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Exploring me...

I Am

a positive confused individual…
(confusion is good… most of the times)

I Want

everything i dream of…
(I mean….EVERYTHING!!!)

I Have

everything one can only wish for…
(a happy life)

I Wish

i was bolder to take drastic steps to change my life

(not many have the guts to accept change… im still tryin)

I Hate


( of every kind!!!)

I Fear

failure, loneliness…
(n sometimes….success!!!)

I Hear

only what i want to...
( yes… a lil stubborn. I must say)

I Search

for maximum happiness i can get...
(n the search continues…)

I Wonder

why I keep lookin out for more and more…
( am I getting too greedy!??!)

I Regret

every silly step i take to get rid of my doubts…
(believe me… sometimes they are really impractical)

I Love

The F words…a lot..
(Don’t stress too much, thinking…it’s…my FAMILY, FRIENDS, FOOD, FUNNNNN)

I Ache

back and neck...this indicates too much stress

(I’m not working hard enough…)

I Always

get what i want…
(always…I win)

I Usually

hope for the best…
(For All…my best wishes to u..)

I Am Not

a liar…
(It’s tough to play poker face with myself)

I Dance

to my favourite numbers...
(mostly when im high… on happiness!!!)

I Sing

only when im feeling positive
(la,la,la,la…positively in tune!!!)

I Never

dared to go against the law
(some may say I’m boring!!... but I don’t care…law is a law!!)

I Rarely

break rules…
( traffic rules aren’t counted…pls!!)

I Cry

mostly thro' the night. when the moon shows no sign of hope...
(To tell u the truth…I love tears)

I Am Not Always

a Bitch…
(Don’t u dare mess with me!!! coz if that happens. then God help u)

I lose

my cool when things go wrong…
(cant lose everthing in course of winning nothing)

I'm Confused

(but I like that state of mind…it keeps my active!!)

I Need

my hope, motivation and trust to move on...
(and much more then that…)

I Should

dream, enjoy, live the moment…
(and also update this blog….regularly..)

I Dream

of pink roses and white horses!!
(…bright blue skies and warm winter rains…
Purple orchids and scented candles…
Someone stop me…..)

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Life completes a full circle !!!

All gathered around the Holi bonfire!
Our faces lit with dreams of hope, happiness, love… It was the best time of the year when we 'friends' came together to celebrate colour. We sat at our katta whole night chatting and watched the flames die out into ashes…
The blend of vibrant colours and water made our holi morning an exceptional one each year. One ran after the other to apply a bright blue on his face or a mucky yellow on her hair! One plotted against the other to splash a bucket of muddy water or to push someone on his current ‘crush’! It was always a riot…a cheerful one! There was not much of a difference in the way one played his Holi but it was fun every single year!!!
Drenched in colourful hues; we would proceed to our building terrace by afternoon… A crate of beer n cards was the call for the day! Our conversations and arguments continued till late evening… until one of the parents would call out for us!
Though we lived our separate lives through the year, holi time we were together.
The amount of excitement to celebrate the festival always sustained.
We ‘Best friends’ will always cherish these enjoyable and amusing moments together…we promised! We wanted to preserve each memory forever!
Their hopeful faces brought back these treasured memories as I watched a fresh group of enthusiastic friends from my bedroom window. They gathered around the bonfire, cheering, joking, and happy!!! They had the same amount of excitement and pride in being together…and celebrating colour- Their Way!
Beside them was the empty katta, waiting apprehensively for the new group....