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Thursday, 28 April 2016

Snippets of the Mind (28/04/16)

The father waited for his son to come and sit next to him, so they could interact about life ahead of him; the son a great achiever didn't have time for his father, since he was busy updating his bio on facebook, to tell his friends what he was doing. His virtual friends congratulated him, and he spent time in thanking them for days; only to take away that moment of glitter and the proud feeling from his father, on his son's achievement. A relation was at one place built with the world, whereas a relation that should have meant the world stood secondary to the son. "The times have changed, or have we changed them for ourselves?" Something to wonder and think about for oneself, isn't it?

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Saturday, 16 April 2016

Snippets of the Mind! 16/04/2016

13. Facing Troubles to Breathe Easy!

Every day is a new date with struggle. Every afternoon, every evening, every night—one word, struggle, struggle, struggle. This is what penetrates, this is what remains; struggle is in every lane. 

By writing about it what do I want to show? That I am afraid, or am I not able to cope up with the times or simply, is my way of working incorrect that I am trying to pace up things, and am not able to do what I am trying to, or that it is taking time? What is it that prompts me use this sort of speech in this very writeup? 

I have asked many questions and think that it is the time to answer them for me, for no one can do it better for me than me, myself. I write it because I find peace writing about it. It is not only to add another blogpost to my blog, it is also to add one experience that I am living at the moment. For I believe in writing things because they would make me happier to read days later, when I am well off in one way or the other. I am scared of hating my works, for that would leave me with nothing! Simply nothing!

It is the love of word, that I say what I say. It is for the love for my passion that I let it condense me off my fear, and leave me with wisdom and bliss! All what lies in me, is the creation of my thoughts; so I thought, why not talk to myself and make things clearer as often I have felt that to sort things out in a proper manner, we should talk and share feelings and emotions we are facing wholeheartedly. "We say that talk to him, talk to her, to sort out the differences you have generated with him, her over certain reasons, this or that." Similarly to talk to oneself sorts out one's path in life, is what I believe. Every step is a pathway only, to let every ill feeling disappear from one's mind, to let solitude dive in makes one a stronger person, and so I have finally reached my answers.

I am in a better state of mind now. I have taken out all the ambiguous thoughts off my mind, and this blogpost only knows what troubled me. I am evolved to face any situation now, I inspired myself, I am happier. 

Gagandeep Singh Vaid

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Friday, 15 April 2016

FAN- The film! Commentary~ 15/04/2016

"Connection bhi na badi kamaal ki cheejh hai..," this dialogue captures you in its vibrance and vivacity. It is indeed true that it is connection only that makes you go back to watch the film of your favourite actor, the Baadshah of Bollywood. The film is moreover based on a fan of the superstar, enacted by him only. 

"Jabra Fan", the song which hit the blockbusters prepared the fans to eye towards the releasing date and finally the date is here. "A date with your star", would not be wrong to call this day. After looking at the fan following of Shahrukh Khan, it can be understood that the release date of the film actually means a lot to his diehard fans. When I use the word "diehard" for his fans, I mean it in a way that these fans have stood by him through thick and thin. Whether his films hit the blockbuster figures to a high or didn't win many hearts, his fans were always there as his greatest support system. Although it came as a surprise to many in the audience to not find Jabra Fan song in the film. Even while the credits were aligning, the audience passionately waited for it—but the film had ended on not so jolly note as the song is. 

As Aryan Khanna (the character played by SRK almost the replica of the stardom he lives) says in the film, "tum ho to me hun..," dedicated to all his fans with all humility and bravado. Later his very fan is seen questioning him for not standing to his words, that the story takes a complete twist.

Being a constant name in every household for nearly 25 years, Shahrukh has defined what superstardom means. Many stars came and went but he has been there as a constant, never leaving the news headlines be it for the business deals he makes or for his statements given on certain issues, pushing many high and mighty against him. Through the rage and furore that faced him, he maintained the love of his fans, and this film directed by Maneesh Sharma, also an alumni of Hansraj College brings fore a nerve thrilling story that makes you bite your nails till the very end. No wonder both the alumni's launched FAN's title song in Hansraj College only 2 months back. 

There is a new level of introspection that has been opened for the viewers on the life of a star, and moreover a superstar as big as SRK, who in a very fun loving tone says, "I will be the last one!", in his interviews. Not only for the common people but also for stars themselves, FAN is a mirror over the desperation of some of their fans. The manner Aryan Khanna deals with the aggressiveness of Gaurav Chandna (his fan), would be open to different interpretations. Some might think he was right on his stance, while others might not consider so. This is a question we should answer for ourselves, on what we think of Aryan's and Gaurav's actions. While Aryan emphasises on working hard in life to gain one's dream and not try to act like someone else but make your own name. Gaurav keeps up with his replies at every point, "tu ni samjhega, rehen de"

Well, to understand what I am talking about, you should watch the film. You will enjoy it! I will rate it 4 out of 5. Hopefully it shall turn out to be a hit, the best part would be the fabulous acting done by Shahrukh in his double role. Both the characters have their different identities, and the difference can be easily seen and felt. The visual effects (VFX) have given Shahrukh a new look as Gaurav, even decreasing his height and changing the facial features somewhat. King Khan has once again brought the memories of his initial days alive with FAN. And the Dilli connect keeps the Delhites hooting in the cinema hall, with names of areas like Rajinder Nagar where SRK resided—making Aryan more of SRK only. Similarly the film halls, namely Golcha, Novelty and Delite lift the heads of the Delhites as they watch the Dilliwallah winning their hearts like always! Many more secrets of SRK are shared through the film, including the intricate details of the hotel where he stayed when he reached Mumbai, travelling in train without a ticket. These minute details and their knowledge are treasured by the fans; it's just shown through means of this film. 

The loopholes in the film as some critics have talked about are regarding the gap between the reel life and the real life occurrences. One of them being, the fan masquerading the star and making everyone believe that he was the real Aryan Khanna at many stages in the film. Although it can happen in reality and there is some room of such possibility as well. Anyway I would stick to give it 4 stars.

FAN would definitely take you for a ride, so don't wait—book your tickets now and enjoy the film with your loved ones. 
Gagandeep Singh Vaid

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Thursday, 14 April 2016

Snippets of the Mind! 14/4/16


Many sides within of you lie unknown to the world. As much as you hide yourself, that something unknown that lies in your heart pinches you a little, and a little more. You feel combustion in your heart, your mind begins to boil like iron—then finally you say it all. Now you are free, you are calm, once you have let it all out, that you have released finally what otherwise created problems for you. 

In saying the truth maybe you shall lose some people you thought would always understand you, but you came out honestly at last. You said all that lied in your heart, you are free as wind is with no strings attached. The people who were to stay, are still there while others have left behind or their own ways. 

You are smiling now, knowing that you can be who you are with your people and that there is nothing to worry; you are home with yourself, and yes your people who understand you, would never leave your side. They shall guide you, and never let you become who you are not. Remain you, and don't pretend because you are supposed to be your own hero and not a masquerade!

Value your ideas, and have faith in your dreams. You are meant to fly! 


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Snippets of the Mind! 13/04/16

Being there, not being there, you are still there. All lies in your mind, what you want to see, that you see.

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Thursday, 7 April 2016

Snippets of the Mind!—(07/04/2016)

10. (Meeting Yourself)

"Those eyes looked up at me once, those eyes no longer look up at me now. Those eyes are experienced now."

Life comes to all of us in different volumes. We are never so easy to be read, we are deep or at least I am deep. Some people would be straight forward in their interaction with others but I do feel that even they would be lost in their understanding of life. I am sure even they would be left to ponder over who they really are and what defines their identities. For as much as they try to be clear, they face the reality of the world which isn't always familiar to their conscience. They are not the God's that they can predict the world or their destinies, they have to live up life, and write their own stories.

Hard work is required, struggle is required and the willingness to accept and work the challenges is very much required, to knit our stories. 

"To be who you dream to be, you have to knit your world that shall take you to your dream. Belief is the word, and 'experience' is another wonderful word, that makes you meet yourself in the real world." 


I have heard many a times that it is easy to critique someone, to mock at someone and one's efforts with little knowledge of that person's conditions and situations. I have felt that it is easy to bring someone down, to win yourself; I have felt that it is wrong to break someone's dream, just if you feel that that person's way of doing things is inappropriate. I feel that one should never come between anyone's dream, but I think that's how we have to accept life and move on, staying strong—knowing that external forces can anyway interrupt us in our journey of realising our dream! We can't stop anyone from doing that but we can 'ignore' as long as we can, and make our path out of all those complexities. You only realise the work it takes to row a boat, when you actually row it and not just critique whether it is right or wrong way of rowing without trying it yourself. Realisation is the word you need to consider, respect the work others do; before you point at them for their work; without doing anything yourself for it. To speak and to do are different words, with wider set of meanings. 


Things get better in sight when one faces those situations oneself. Call it the law of karma or simply the way of life, that criticism comes to you when you are taking up responsibilities— although it is not necessary that you will only end up getting criticism, you and your work would also be appreciated. Again what matters is how you handle the dissent, the criticism— "ignore" is the right word for you again, while collecting the viewpoints boldly and openly. While what matters the most is to be fair enough in what you are doing if you think, you are trying to create a route that shall flourish forever with dignity, and love. Be fair and there is nothing to worry about, your work, your deeds shall give all the answers for you. 

Be bold. 
Stay happy.
Be loved.

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