Sunday, November 25, 2012

Before Sunrise,Before Sunset and Before Midnight

I am re-watching two movies over the long weekend. "Before Sunrise" and "Before Sunset".
I have watched them before and really liked them. I read somewhere that they have completed filming the third part titled  "Before Midnight". It got me so excited that I decided to revisit the previous parts to refresh my memory. It is about two strangers meeting unexpectedly and just clicking. It is about forming a connection, about soul mates (I think so), about restrained love, or as the article said " maddeningly hesitant lovers". Hmmm...sounds familiar? It does to me. Oh! and this lovely song (A Waltz For a Night) sung by Julie Delpy herself-redefines sweetness, does it not?

Here listen to the song, read the lyrics and decide for yourself (and check out her cool apartment while you are at it!)

Friday, November 16, 2012

Today's Threes

Three things today that made me incredibly happy, excited and restless (in a good way) and three resolutions I took that may or may not be broken, nevertheless they were taken.

1. A dear, dear, dear, sweet, friend, nice, soul, cool, mate, partner in all future crimes (I wish) submitted  two research articles for publication for the first time!! and that made me incredibly happy.

2. This image-this route (Apparently the Srinagar-Leh route). Imagining a road-trip here (on an Enfield) is too darn scary but got me too darn excited as well!

Source: via Andrea on Pinterest

3. This new video on Incredible India got me restless when I really should not be getting restless. Only because plenty work needs to be done and I don't have any money. Where is that rich, magnanimous far relative when you need one?!? Ha! Life and its tortures- I tell you!

As for the resolutions...

1. Reduce foolish talk
2. Reduce talking in general
3. Quit being restless

(PS: The resolutions can possibly translate to quitting my blog. Hmmm..*pondering*)

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Voices of The Mountain...Colors of The Wind

I share this song not because I like Disney classics but because I love this song. I mean, check out the lyrics. Such perfect, poetic, sensible words. Agree? or Disagree?

It's long past my bed time and here I am awake, alternating between writing, listening to music, nibbling on short bread nibbles, sending "missed calls" and wondering, waiting and writing. Ha! the story of my life in a nutshell really.

Instead I wish I could...

".. run the hidden pine trails of the forest
....taste the sunsweet berries of the Earth
....roll in all the riches all around you
And for once, never wonder what they're worth"

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Train Journeys

In my personal opinion, there is an exceptional charm and romanticism associated with train travel. Do you agree? I have not been traveling much lately to experience all the charm and romanticism it entails, unfortunately. But, all hope is not lost, for there is a lot of nostalgia and joy reminiscing about past train journeys and lot of excitement dreaming up future train journeys  to exotic destinations, making plans and wondering if I will be alone or with someone?
I am fine with traveling alone actually. That's the way it has been for the most part. I am usually the one quietly sitting in the corner looking out the window and day dreaming. This is not because I am the quiet, day-dreamy kind. Its my way of ensuring a safe, happy journey with less likelihood of inviting strange, weirdos to mess up my trip. That and there is something cool about being all introspective as life literally passes in front of you.
Just yesterday I told someone about my future train-travel plans and he wanted to know where, how, when and with whom. And since lately I have been pinning up my dreams on Pinterest (it is actually quite therapeutic and I have two boards now-"travel" and "design") and since I am sharing my love for train journeys today, here is one that I plan for in future.

This is the Trans-Mongolian railway- Starting at China-through Mongolia to Russia!Just the thought of going is giving me goosebumps!

And here is a map I found that clearly shows the entire route with more interesting details here.


Now be good you all and wish me ( and my soul-mate?) Bon Voyage! :)

Sunday, November 04, 2012


The whole idea of backpacking across interesting, remote places appeal to me a lot. I wish to do it. I will..someday. Something like this movie, except for the unexpected, scary twist. Yea..I like adventure but not a fan of unexpected, scary twists. And I can only imagine the fun if I am traveling with a like-minded someone...what say soul-mate? :)

The movie is about a couple backpacking across somewhere in Eastern Europe and then something goes wrong. I wish to see the movie. It looks intriguing and I hope that the minor incident that "changes everything" is nothing too terrible.

Thursday, November 01, 2012

My Free Will and I

My impatience, my disconcertion
Whom or what to blame?
Perhaps it’s the closeness I feel
Physically, emotionally, mentally
Drawn into you, consequences unknown
Like moths to fire, a fish to its bait.
Lacking reason, disregarding rules
My free will and I
It may sustain me or it may be my end!

Alternating happiness, unhappiness
Whom or what to blame?
 Perhaps it’s my earnest yearnings
Needing you unabashedly
Settling into your heart
Like a bee to a flower, a bird to its nest
Lacking ego, refusing conformity
My free will and I
It may sustain me or it may be my end!
Time flies, uncertainty hurts
Whom or what to blame?
Perhaps it’s my blinding love
Surging towards you recklessly
Drowning into the depths of desire
Like an endless tunnel, an abyss
Lacking caution, dismissing “good sense”
My free will and I
It may sustain me or it may be my end!