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

Sunday, December 11, 2011

A 'SILKY' OVERDOSE! A disappointing Dirty Picture!

All through November, a lot was heard and written about this so called 'entertaining sizzling package' ! Must say, a well marketed, promising Balaji product which assured to shock the audiences soon! The curiosity bubble burst today when I finally saw this much awaited 'silky' overdose!
A poor adaption of a 'Madhur Bhandarkar' genre which lacked the most important ingredients which make a Madhur Bhandarkar film 'Madhur' .....the important ingredients being, Character Graph, sensitivity and Depth!
The Dirty Picture missed out on these! When a biopic tale is told, the least one can expect from it is honesty.
Sluggish story/screenplay writing and a few miscast (especially Tushhar Kapoor) brought in monotony which translated to boredom.
The film begins with a narrative from one of the characters in the film (Imran Hashmi- at least bearable) about Silk (Vidya Balan) and her dream to become a star, but this later changes into a messy plot revolving around Silk's affairs/addictions/excessive smoking habit; leaving behind her turmoil and desperation!
One waits for a journey of Reshma to Silk; the rising star to Silk; the diminishing star.... but gets only Vidya putting it all out there, literally, and being content in what she has delivered to her role! A bold role to accept, I agree, but if done with a little more conviction, detailing of internal character rather than the external, would have sizzled the screen most definitely!
The Media overdose of clever reviews and perfect marketing left the audience confused. Most of this confused lot believes that what they saw was a Bold actor, a gutsy attempt and a great effort put in by her to gain weight for a role!!!!
Cleverly concealing a superficial performance, shabby narrative and cocky dialogue delivery; The Dirty Picture parks itself in the 'good films' category by the audiences!

The only thing I am happy about is that my opinion about  Vidya Balan as an actor still remains the same!
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Thursday, October 27, 2011

RICK WARS! A New Chapter everyday!

Train Travels: Toothless, frail, old lady in train asked me..."Baandrra kab ayega" I asked..'Kya?' She mumbled again...baandrraa...I told her.."Baandrra gaya" she struggled to get up and ran to the exit...and asked again.. The lady nxt to her understood whr she wnted to get off..she replied " aunty..paarala ayega..agla station!" Old lady nw givin me dagger looks...feelin guilty I dint undrstand baaandrra and paarlaa...diff! :(
Rick Wars to Cab wars: a new chapter : Amazed @ my skill... getting 'ek se ek namoona' cab/auto drivers...every day! :s
Rick Wars: Chapter travelling back home: Exactly an hour ago...a colleague and I left office with a smile on our faces! An hour later... We are still travelling in a rick... With a frown...wading thru the trafffic!
Rick Wars: Chapter Ganesha travels:- its tough to find a rick which is ready to take u thro' the rains and the ganpati visarjan fiasco! Its even tougher to find a rick which has a 'parda' (curtain) to avoid the gulaal n splashes of the rain on u! Wht does one do??? OH GOD.... Pls help!
Rick Wars: Post-Strike Chapter:- a change noticed post the auto strike is tht the dead faces of auto drivers atleast respond by nodding a yes or a no now..when one screams out the destination...unlike earlier when they just looked thro' you and drove away!
Rick wars chapter 105...finally I win...I get a rick and an old lady ask fr a lift... its pouring...she looks helpless and defeated!! so I offer a lift! moral: good deed fr the day..dnt expect one in return!...in this case I expect such miracles evryday...mornings will be happier ! ;)
Rick Wars: Chapter 106 - It rains inside the rick too!
Rick Wars: Chapter 107- A lucky day..rick wars betwn drivers... It seems everyone wnts to go to malad today!
Rick Wars: Chapter 108- If u've missed out on a good workout today... Try this! A bumpy rick ride thro' the pot holes of suburbs!
Rick Wars: chapter 109- Agression is the key to success!...or else these stone-faced, pea-brained auto drivers dnt respond!
Rick Wars: chapter 109a- my colleague turned CID! Kahani badhte meter ki! ;)
Rick Wars : Chapter 109: A bandaged arm can do wonders... Women surrounding a rickshaw suddenly seem to be very sympathetic...offered me a ride to work! Cheers to the sprained arm! :)
Rick Wars: Chapter 110. A moment of pride n success experienced when 20 ppl hound a rickshaw n the GRT,The Almighty Auto Driver chooses you as his humble passenger! Amen.
Rick Wars: A happy Chapter- sadistic pleasure to see others struggling to catch a rick today while I get a lift to wrk! ;)


Friday, August 12, 2011

Ingredients of a Brother:

  • ·         3 tablespoons of wise cracks
  • ·         A dash of arrogance
  • ·         2.5 teaspoons of bossing around
  • ·         A pinch of affection
  • ·         5 full cups of Hidden Love for his Sister!


Times of Yore!

Whose woods these are I think I know.

His house is in the village though;

He will not see me stopping here

To watch his woods fill up with snow.

My little horse must think it queer

To stop without a farmhouse near

Between the woods and frozen lake

The darkest evening of the year.

He gives his harness bells a shake

To ask if there is some mistake.

The only other sound's the sweep

Of the easy wind and downy flake.

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. ----- FROST.
Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high

Where knowledge is free

Where the world has not been broken up into fragments

By narrow domestic walls

Where words come out from the depth of truth

Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection

Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way

Into the dreary desert sand of dead habit

Where the mind is led forward by thee

Into ever-widening thought and action

Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country awake. ----TAGORE

The quality of mercy is not strain'd.

It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven

Upon the place beneath. It is twice blest:

It blesseth him that gives, and him that takes.

'Tis mightiest in the mightiest; it becomes

The throned monarch better than his crown.

His scepter shows the force of temporal power,

The attribute to awe and majesty,

Wherein doth sit the dread and fear of kings;

But mercy is above this sceptered sway;

It is enthroned in the heart of kings;

It is an attribute to God himself;

And earthly power doth then show likest God's

When mercy seasons justice. ----SHAKESPEARE

Sunday, July 31, 2011


(don't let your emotions take over your thoughts!)
Feelings remain....
There is a void.....
Uneasiness, unaccomplished dreams....
Wanting to move on...
But something pulls you back....
Are these the same emotions?
Why does it feel nothing yet everything?
Help me understand....

Lonely in a crowded train....
Waiting for comfort...
So much to share and no one around to hear....
Stifled, cheated, blamed....
Who was at fault?
Why 'me' is the question....
Finally all gets solved.

Running towards nothing....
Trying to achieve something....
Why this struggle,
Why this pain?
After all its an unending chase!

It could have been a special story...
With orchids and white horses....
Scented candles and rain
But struggle is a part of life....
Dont take is too seriously since nothing is at stake.

Live for You...
Love for You...
You have the right...
You deserve to explore 
Something new.....
Cease the moment...
this is for real...
Life is a box of chocolates
enjoy every flavour...
Old or New!