Being an avid watcher and a reader ….(as every blogger is I guess)…I became a hoarder in my life . Lately I realized that I could have shared my collection with the world . My collection started with books, magazines , newspaper cut-outs to sitcoms being latest . Now my conundrum is, few quotes from each chunk has filled my desktop. So here I present my rigmarole . Hope someone can make sense out of it .
When life altering moment occurs,people remember …..(Castle)
If you keep people pushing away..you will end up alone…(Castle)
Sometimes the littlest thing in life changes something forever and there will be times when you wish you can go back to how things used to be but you just can’t because things have changed so much…(Grey’s Anatomy)
How did you get so smart ??- Claire ” I always assumed baby adoption or baby switch”- Haley ….(Modern Family)
History is that certainty produced at the point where the imperfections of memory meet the inadequacies of documentation. (Book- Julian Barnes- The sense of ending)
“I am married already three time already. May be you are looking for the right man? ….They always look rite at the start….(My Week With Marilyn)
And I had learned the hard way that sometimes even with the purest intentions we make things worst when we do our best to make things better…(Shantaram)
News tells you what people did . Gossip tells you how much you enjoyed it …(Shantaram)
Optimism is the first cousin of love , and its exactly like love in three ways:its pushy , it has no real sense of humor and it turns up when least expected…..(Shantaram)
A reasonable man adapts himself to the world and unreasonable man adapts world to himself..so all progress depends on the unreasonable man….(Article)
We must both have been hungry because we constantly led the conversation round to food.
“What is your favorite dish, granddad?”
“All of them, my son. It’s a great sin to say this is good and that is bad.”
“Why? Can’t we make a choice?”
“No, of course we can’t.”
“Because there are people who are hungry.” I was silent, ashamed. My heart had never been able to reach that height of nobility and compassion……………(Zorba the Greek)
The much awaited season of the year is finally premiered . ‘A Beautiful Day’ episode’s name was hitherto ,a homicide by Dexter , sadly again witnessed by Deb .With La Guerta dead, Dexter breathed an easy life for six months as a dutiful father to Harrison . And back with the bang was he, holding parietal-occipital part of a woman in a crime scene. In half the episode Deb is high , as undercover handling matters in her own way ….voila she left the force to join a law firm . And Dexter unable to control his obsessed worry(ing) for Deb , ruins her cover . Dr Evelyn Vogel, a neuropsychiatric , fresh character is introduced. Woooo…Dexter is in trouble!!!!!…..Why???…She has studied the great brains of psychopaths . With strange revelation of her connection to Dexter . Now I know how much the viewers get angry for revealing the spoilers. So I am not extending their ‘connection’. So Watch out for Dexter S08E01 who haven’t watched yet. The only complain from my side to the writers is – Dialogues of Deb . They are f****** predictable ….I hope the viewers understood . Common !!! I need not have Dex’s mind to hack her password …*chuckles .
After watching many ongoing political debates in India , I have always enjoyed watching offbeat but complex social issues bought up by shows like ‘We the People’ or ‘Big Fight’ .
Wedlock to Deadlock was one among such debates which I thoroughly enjoyed watching . Should 50% marital rights be given to the women during the time of Divorce ? What about the inherited property ? The debate started off lightly with several issues coming out . Barkha Dutt as usual had chosen an excellent debate panel .
Divorce in a country like India has always been considered a dreadful word . A social stigma !!!!
Several issues were discussed by the panel members starting from where women had helped the husband financially and was left penniless during the divorce, to the lawyers coming up with cases where a divorce couple are a part of joint family , so how the parting of the money should be considered? , Many interesting cases arose from audience panel : Where the women was beaten and thrown out of the house when pregnant (a girl child issue) , on the counter view a man being falsely accused in (attempt to murder charges , dowry…etc ) by the wife when he decided to part ,due to incompatibility. The wife then becoming a U.S citizen and demanding alimony and not allowing the father to meet their daughter. Another audience asking why a simple communication won’t suffice and why the state is given so much power. Divorce finally been considered a tamasha in India where they get locked up in litigation .
India being a land of villages , rural population is often neglected in such issues , to start something from scratch, leaving the husband , is difficult for rural women .The focus also shifted to equal rights and towards woman empowerment and children to be considered a priority . Solutions to make a women more self-reliant was discussed upon. Be it urban or rural-the livelihood and time frame of the marriage holds an important stake . If women are able to start-up on own then she should ….(it marks the beginning of self-reliance) , at the same time job opportunities should be provided to less fortunate .
Jaya Jaitley one of the panel members ended with a positive note by telling : We should go into making strong marriages along with strong laws .
The amendments in laws are must . But a country with such diversity in all aspects , including divorce cases , which law would really equalize the matter ? That’s a big question to ponder upon .
People can share their thoughts and reviews !!!!!!!!
That was hell lot to take in one episode than expected. When Owen said ” A massive storm is coming “, guess he failed to mention it was an (emotional )Storm . It seemed like Shonda Rhimes had pressed a fast forward button. It started with Alex consoling Joe after her fight with Jason. Then making us feel that Alex is about to kill Jason. Guess what, he has already landed up in hospital , brain bleeding…(Joe failed to mention that she had more than equally bruised him). The newbie craniofacial specialist ,Dr Lauren and Arizona behaving like school teens ,googling each other and finally ending up in bed after a successful operation . Jackson comparing Sloan with Lauren (I think writers were trying to tell viewers-‘Hey meet the female Sloan entering Calzona’s life’) . An unexpected proposal from Matthew to April reminded me of ‘Glee’ dancers , not to mention it was cute ones for crazy Kepner, leaving Jackson stormed . One happy moment!!!! , Grey’s baby is safe until next episode . Owen in a two minds whether to be sad or happy for Ethan, who finally united with his father. Richard proved himself ,no one can handle Bailey better than me …poor Ross he had his surgery ultimately. Alex and Joe story was a little disappointment , as they yet didn’t express their feelings . Next Episode is named as ‘A Perfect Storm’ …Spoilers are already out with speculations of whose life is about to end . Will Calzona survive their stormy relation ? What about Sofia? Will Owen and Cristina stop avoiding the baby talk ? Do you think Joe would go to jail ? What will happen to Meredith’s baby ? ….The storm is still not over . Well viewers wait for the next Thursday forecast.
Of all the crime TV series i have watched , The Mentalist by far has continued to raise it’s bar, consistently . Jane had to come to terms with disappointment when he realized his list of 7 suspects is known to the clever Red John . Bob Kirkland was a nice trick . The deliberate scene of hand shake made us view him as prime suspect . But he did broke into his dome to collect all the evidence. Is he one of the accomplice of Red John ? Who could have possibly reached his head and shattered his only good memory ? There are many speculations on the internet with Jane being the Red John . Is he really that dark ? Does dark Jane really exist ? Bruno Heller is one hell of a creator. Season 6 is far way to come but the theories of Red John are already in high gear.
After watching this episode ,The first thing i was eager to watch was The Next Promo. The emotional confusions in everyone’s relations can change the whole picture of next season . It is getting more worse , complicated and fun at the same time to wait for :what will be next???? . The episode started off usual with new patients arriving for emergency . The entry of new character Dr Lauren least expected. Alex avoiding Joe , Cristina confronting herself with changes in Owen , Arizona trying to control her emotions with the new doctor , April as usual confused between Matthew and Jackson and the whole hospital running to cheer up Bailey . Derek getting worried what if his son turns out ‘to be a monster’ was the sweetest worry of all . The S09E23 shows Meredith falling off the stairs . Will any character die in the finale ? Will Alex and Joe finally become a couple ? Will Arizona cheat on Callie in the next season ? Will April and Jackson revisit their romance ? Will Cristina and Owen break-up ? All thee questions are too much to take . I just hope the viewers are not disappointed this time with how they ended (Sloan and Lexie) story . Well I guess that’s for the viewers to wait and watch .
My last blog ended with my next would be blog on ‘dialogues and scenes’ . I would like to refrain from it . Lately getting hooked to The Good Wife , I should have realized Kalinda Sharma is too soon joining the list . So here I offer a settlement to the readers by exploring her character .To portray an all round character, Archie Panjabi couldn’t have asked for less . It’s a dream come true role for any actor . Everything about Kalinda is different .
A Savvy private investigator with a unique dress etiquette , always on her toes with her instinctive skills . Her conventional style of carrying notes , tracking down suspects in stiletto boots and leather jackets ,she gets all her queries answered in an unethical yet flirtatious way . For me she is the most interesting character of the show. she does most of the heavy lifting’s and yet is paid a fourth of the jury consultants(initially) . Her incessant energy of handling people around , out-of-the-way approach to get the things done is incredible. In spite having wage issues she always got her back for the firm. Be it Diane with her newly found boyfriend , Will on his judicial bribery case or Alicia in helping find her daughter.At times when facing conflict of opinions with her co-workers , she strides through it . She has always been notoriously famous for using people ; taking bisexuality turns topping her list. Meticulously catching the case especially wherein she spots the difference in two photos or the one she got subpoenaed for Peter Florrick’s trial , she left Glenn Childs almost gobsmacked .
Of all the complicated relations she had , her friendship connection with Alicia stands out . The transition in her conversation from:
Alicia: Are you gay? Kalinda : I am private to Kalinda : I am not gay, I am flexible.
shows how much respect she has for Alicia and how seriously she takes the friendship. It was always Kalinda who pushed Alicia in realizing her strength and not missing out any opportunity. After all the rigmarole Alicia went through ,how devastating it could have been to find her husband slept with her best friend(Kalinda). But Kalinda proved her friendship while backing out to help Eli Gold with Peter Florrick’s campaign .Lana is an on-off fling, she never gets serious for Cary . Kalinda-Donna was the only chemistry connection…too bad she opted out of the show .
The aggravated mystery lies in she being married to a douche bag like Nick . A lot of enigma lies around Kalinda-Nick story. The look she gives at her abused hands leaves many questions unanswered . The track of husband-wife left viewers thwarted . The ‘Nick’ chapter is over for now or will it surface upon in the upcoming episodes is for the viewers to wait and watch .