Saturday, 13 September 2014 | By: AbhiLaSH RuHeLa

Review: Finding Fanny: Dull, Boring and Unenthusiastic! ½

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          Another movie that is surely going to get critically acclaimed has released- FINDING FANNY. The more power to the film has also been achieved by having Deepika Padukone as its lead actress. Other stars are no less- Naseeruddin Shah, Pankaj Kapoor, Dimple Kapadia and the new-age actor, Arjun Kapoor. Film is based in a sleepy village of Goa about which very few know about. Shah is a postman and he shares best friendship with Deepika Padukone who is a young virgin widow whose husband died on the day of the marriage. Dimple Kapadia is playing Deepika's mother-in-law. She has also gone through the same thing which Deepika has but she isn't a virgin. Arjun Kapoor couldn't marry his interest 6 years back and hence, he is back in the village to mend things. Pankaj Kapoor, his father, is a renowned painter and finds Dimple as his new muse. This is the biographies of the 5 main characters in Finding Fanny.

            Right from the start, movie looks so dull, slow and boring that it couldn't excite you. Things take place so slowly that you wish you can fast-forward and watch the climax instead of watching few scenes which have no meaning. There are few scenes which do tell some tale behind it or a story. Dialogues spoken by actors are partially good and partially bad. Bad because they try to sound clever even when it's not required in those scenes. Screenplay is simple which makes it easy for you to understand where the movie is going but still you find it unconvincing because you do not know what the movie wants to speak. I feel that Finding Fanny couldn't deliver its message to me properly or that message wasn't that great/important which I could have appreciated. 

             Naseeruddin Shah and Pankaj Kapoor are as always, mind-blowing. Dimple Kapadia is good in few scenes otherwise she is average. Arjun Kapoor has done his job extremely well in this movie. I found him suiting in his character perfectly. Deepika Padukone looks charming and wish if you could have been closer to her. That's the feel given to her character but flat dialogue deliveries makes her acting look boring. Even songs couldn't instill interest in my attitude towards movie. May be I am not that intelligent to understand this film or the genre itself is not anywhere closer to my liking. I give it .5 stars out of 5. 



Sunday, 7 September 2014 | By: AbhiLaSH RuHeLa

Some moments from Fresher's Party!

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              I had got an opportunity to anchor and host the Fresher's Party at my Management college. This has been the 4th time when this opportunity has been given to me. And there's a different fun in hosting Fresher's Party as the new juniors want to get comfortable with their seniors and adapt with the whole culture of the institution. This day makes them feel that their seniors are their friends and not bullies. A host has to play a friendly role throughout so that they feel homely. I tried my best and I do not know if I was successful or not but what I know is, I was asked to host Teacher's Day yet again yesterday which I had to decline because of an event I had to attend. Alas! And thanking the batch of 2nd year who also gave me the privilege of judging the event and shortlisting and announcing the winners for Mr. Fresher and Miss. Fresher. I hope I judged it right. And to see if I made the right students win, I made them host Teacher's Day in my absence. :-) Management, you know. Haha! So here are some pics that shall speak how as an Anchor, I conveyed myself... 

Posing before the event and trying to flaunt my beard

With Sinku Gupta, a guy who performs in almost every College event

Standing with my anchoring partner and a great friend, Vandana Singh

Posing with her....

Listening to our Director, Dr. Henry Babu's speech

Smiling at something my partner has cracked in the name of joke :/

Analyzing someone's performance as I'm also the judge of the event

Questioning one of the Shortlisted Contestants in the Final Round

Now it's turn of my anchoring partner to smile at something I'm speaking

Calling out the names of Shortlisted winners

Standing with Previous Year's Mr. and Miss. Fresher!

With my whole class at the end of DJ Night celebration!

I hope that you would have liked the photographs.


Saturday, 6 September 2014 | By: AbhiLaSH RuHeLa

If FAILED, DO NOT Prove that you deserved PASSING! PLEASE!

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         The result of Semester 4 got displayed a week ago. I was specifically looking forward to it as passing this semester would mean 2 years of MCA completing successfully. I was enough tensed to think anything except I am passing. After entering my seat number in the textbox and clicking on Submit, I got to read that the Seat No. 8881 has passed successfully. What a surprising and cheerful moment it was! Later on the gazette came in college and I saw my marks. It has been the worst of all the 4 semesters I have given but I didn't question them. I know the reason behind the results. It is always a portrayal of what you are. Yes, sometimes results are surely surprising but that happens with scholars and not with mediocre students like us. For our league, it's always greatness to see that at least we have cleared the exam or at most, failed in not more than 1 subject which can be cleared by giving it for re-evaluation. 

           And this time the result has been very strict. Many students have failed as Semester 4 and 5 are as hard as breaking rock with your hands. Before my first paper of Java, I was literally shivering with a realization that I would fail as I knew nothing a night before. I didn't give the subject enough time considering it as the first examination and the last 3 days of Preparation Leave would be for it. But when I opened the notes and found the whole Himalayas been discussed in the syllabus, I considered myself as Fail and even posted it on Facebook. Few motivations and I ended up mugging up all the important points of each topic and somehow passed that subject with 64%. What more could have I demanded? In semester 3, I had said my mother to be ready for 3 KTs but I cleared it with the highest marks ever scored by me in MCA. So that's how results are. You never know what you are and hence you are never asked to evaluate your performance academically and professionally. 

           Every child has an ego which makes him feel that he is one of the intellectual souls in the classroom. But if that would have been true, the TOP 3 ranks would have seen many different names each semester. But you will find the Rankers being the same every time. That clarifies at what position you are. And that's what you deserve with the kind of effort you put in studies. I hardly question my University for the percentage they give me. Yes, I do challenge teachers for the Internal assessment marks because I feel it's always according to First impression created which is wrong. There are few students who take time to develop themselves and they should get their due later on. Also I don't find any difference between students like me and those securing 19 out of 20 marks in each subject's Internals. But you can't question your faculty because it might reflect in more worst Internals in next semester. And that's how you are been crushed by this whole thing called EDUCATION SYSTEM.

         Coming back to my topic of Results:- Whenever a result is announced, it's final. You agree or disagree but that becomes a truth which can not be changed. In front of several high-quality cameras and audience, an umpire gives a silly decision and a player about to score his century goes back to pavilion with a strange look but he does not challenge the decision. But there is always an opportunity to be your dream in the next chance that you would be getting. Start focusing over that than cribbing about what has already happened. I am finding not one but many of my friends massaging their ego by challenging the result of failure this semester. Even those who have passed successfully are saying that they deserved more. You are what your result says and therefore a graph is asked to maintain at home. That shows your rise and fall. 

          If you have score 75% once, that does not qualify you as someone who will always end up scoring 75 or above. You can come down at 55% too. And then the real life starts for you:- to score 75% back and prove yourself that you are still the same person and not someone who found it hard managing with academics. When you write the answer paper, you try attempting all the questions. You even do that. But later on, you forget that almost 30% of paper was attempted in quest of attempting ONLY. You didn't know the answers and you made it in your language. You thought you had fooled the examiner but no, you have not. If you think you deserved First class or Distinction, even after passing give the paper for re-evaluation. Do you have guts? Hahaha! Your silence and unsaid frustration says it all. Stop proving yourself between your friends that you are one of them and not a Failure. Better focus on the next Semester which is more harder and tougher than the previous one. The same ego-massaging story of yours won't be heard again and again.