March 28, 2014

Library membership and then leaning in...

Couple of days ago, I was wondering if I should continue with my library membership. Why? Because I was hardly reading. I would get a couple of books to read and lose interest mid way and get another set and and same story. But reading is something that I have done since childhood and I enjoy it. So why get hasty and do something to see if it can push me to read :) I just let the thought go, its ok if I dont read for a while.
So then what happened was that I completed Sheryl Sandberg's "Lean In"(it is my own copy, not from the library). It is a wonderful book to read for all working women and well, even men if they want to understand the work place dynamics from a woman's point of view.


March 07, 2014

Queen...

Movie name: Queen
Language : Hindi

Rani is all set to marry her longtime boyfriend, when the guy decides last minute to call off the wedding. Rani anyway goes ahead with the honeymoon plan - she had always wanted to visit Paris all her life. This dream somehow seemed tightly coupled to the honeymoon plan when all seemed well. When things fall apart she chooses to anyway go ahead and fulfill her dream. Sets out all by herself, explores Paris and Amsterdam, meets people, makes friends, gets a better understanding of the world, copes with many changes - sometimes with the help of people around and sometimes all by herself. In the process she finds herself and starts believing in herself.

There are no overly sentimental and dramatized scenes. The story is simple - a woman faced with a difficult situation does not allow herself to feel like a victim. There is always a choice to make. A choice to accept the situation and move on. It comes across as a real story. And if you are a woman, you would enjoy it all the more.
Would highly recommend the movie. 

Religious? Don't think so...

I sometimes wonder if I am really spiritual. I have a way of philosophizing life and making it easy to digest and be hopeful. But can I fol...