Thursday, 31 July 2014 | By: AbhiLaSH RuHeLa

5 Years of Blogging! And after 1125 Blog Posts.....

1125th BLOG POST -->>

        5 years ago, on 31st July, 2009, I wrote my first Blog Post without even knowing what Blogging is. I just came to know that it's a medium through which I can express my views on various topics. As I have been a single-child, it excited me as I realized I would get few people to talk with through my blog posts. I started writing about my daily routine and from there, I have reached here where I have left speaking about myself but more about what I get out of my life which I feel others could get too. I have become too positive in life since the experience of Blogging have come around. The amount of opportunities and experiences this odyssey of Blogging have provided me isn't easy for a common man to have. I have never ever considered my Blog as a materialistic possession I own. I have always seen it as a source of spirituality, motivation and happiness in my life. 

            When I see back, I find love of so many of you which never makes me feel bad even when my best friends stop talking to me or vice-versa. I have always found solace in the time I spend in working on my Blog. Though I have become quite irregular with my blog these days but I do think of it whenever I am alone. I keep analyzing my routine and think of how to bring it back in the same momentum as I have carried it till 1000th blog post. That was the only dream I had with my blog. I wanted to see it touching 4-digits mark. And it did. I never aimed at the number of followers or hit I get. Even today when someone asks me what's the monthly hits of my blog or what amount of email subscribers I have, I give them the same answer each time- "I Don't Know". 

            I have seen many people coming out with their blogs in various genres but I find them being ostentatious. They want their friends to call them "dude" and respect them for the blog they write or copy-paste. This is the worst attitude one can have while creating a blog and continuing it with several posts that their friends will appreciate them for the uncommon thing they do. Until and unless, your heart does not ask you to write, you shouldn't. If you any other aim with your blog, it's wrong. Earning through blogging is the mainstream, if you are into that, then it's well and good. But if it's about gaining respect in your social circle, a reality check would be needed urgently. 

            Well, let's come back to my space. Whatever has been achieved by me through Blogging is because of the love and continuous support that my readers have given me. Even the person who must have visited this space only once added something to this portal. He gave it a recognition of the number of unique visitors it has had till date. These are the materialistic numbers people crave for and hence the contribution is made to this blog. Many celebrities have visited my blog and made it more genuine in their fans' view. They started following this because their idol liked and appreciated something. There are few people whom I would like to specially mention in the end- Nitin Goyal- for the domain, Sunil Kaushil- for the logo, Anamika, Snehal, Wilshire, Raja for being my most active readers and my friends on Facebook and Twitter who share the links whenever they find a post credible and deserving. 

            I hope to see all of you in this journey till its end. Please stay by my side and never talk about leaving me in this journey where even I don't have an idea how far the destination is. But I know that if I have my readers along with me, I will surely reach the topmost level that this blog can take me to. I love each and everyone of you and I can not describe in words what it means to have all of you with me in a process that has made me a disciplined person from someone who didn't know how to live further at a point of time. Just imagine the role of yours in my life through this space. You and me can together take this medium at a stage where people would give it as an example. Let's work towards this. What say? And the 6th year begins. :-) 



The Mystery of Bila Land by Nitish Krishna (Book Review-3.75*/5)!!!

1124th BLOG POST -->>

     When you get a 149-pages book from a publisher like Notionpress with not so good quality cover page, what do you expect out of it? Nothing. And if it's from a debutante, you read it just because you have nothing else to read. Having no expectations, I read Nitish Krishna's The Mystery of Bila Land which is first part of the two-book series. The second part is named "Quest for the lost land" and will release later. Now as I am done reading, I can say that this is one of the few books that kept me alive throughout the story and never let me indulge in any thing else than reading the book. I wish if this book could have been of 100 more pages. I am dying to read the 2nd part and check it out if Vibhas finds the lost land again or the search continues. Somewhere, my heart says that he will find and lose it again. Did you see the excitement this book generated in me? I have started predicting the climax of its 2nd part which is yet to release even its synopsis. :-)

 Nitish Krishna has a wonderful power of story-telling. I won't say that he is a great writer but the way he has narrated the story makes you believe each and every part though some of them are totally hypothetical or impossible. He has written this book in a manner that it does not make you use much of your brain to remember the name of the characters and what happened when and why. Also the twists that keeps taking place happens at right time which neither takes the story down nor up. I wished if Nitish would have over-described few parts as it could have become one of those parts that a reader would have mentioned all his life as the best pieces he has ever read.

          Even though this book can be called from the genre of historical fiction but it is better than most of the books releasing these days as an adaptation of mythologies that we have already seen on television or read from great saints of India. The way Bilas are described and the land is mentioned shows how respectfully author has created the plot that assures the essence of the story isn't lost. I also loved the character of Madhav, Shubh and her father's a lot. Every character, even in a 150-pages book, is well-explained and created. You can feel every character's emotion. The climax of the book is something that takes this several levels up and does not let you feel let down even when it has a touch of sadness. That's where I developed respect for the story-telling skill of the author. This is one book I would ask everyone to read if they like reading historical fictions. It's a light read. I give it 3.75*/5. 


Wednesday, 30 July 2014 | By: AbhiLaSH RuHeLa

Review: Kick: Better than Salman's last few movies! **½

1123rd BLOG POST -->>

KICK: 2.5/5

        I watched Bhai's movie on Sunday: KICK. Well, even if I would not have known the title of the movie, dialogue writer have ensured that the word is repeated almost 50 times to let the audience know why they are here for. The first half of the movie makes sure that you leave the theater hall. There's nothing extravaganza or larger-than-life that you expect from a Khan movie. The only good part about the first half is Jacqueline Fernandez. She looks beautiful, calm, hot, sweet and almost everything that an actress should look like. It is also good to observe that actress in a Superstar movie is given good screen space in first half itself. Hangover is beautifully choreographed and presented on the screen. That's the only song which relates with the flow of the story and also, given a very good treatment. 

           Coming to second half, it is now that the movie starts for which you have paid immensely. Randeep Hooda plays a very wonderful role which assures that your paisa will be vasool-ed. The provenance of Nawazuddin Siddique in the movie brings humour and excitement which makes you laugh and giggle every 5 minutes. And it is also a bizarre experience to see Nawazuddin in a commercial movie like Kick. This will surely open the doors for him in this genre of movies like it did for Randeep Hooda. His laughing style and casual way of delivering dialogues makes the audience throw coins on the big screen. :-) 

          The trailer of the movie promised wonderful action scenes never seen before. I am drastically disappointed finding none of the scene that could make me scream and shout or go crazy by the spectacular experience. I disliked Jai Ho because they try to tell audience how great Salman Khan is by showing his helping attitude for poor and helpless people. They give the same turn here in this movie by showing that Salman Khan becomes villainous just because he wasn't supported when he wanted to contribute money to a girl for her operation. Somehow he ends up saving her and finds that the KICK that he keeps finding in everything is in bringing smile on small kids' faces. Now he decides to collect money for operating all the sick and disabled children. And starts killing everyone related to Nawazuddin S, the owner of a trust, who declines helping Salman Khan with money when he was collecting it for the first child he found ill. Hell! That's the main story line of the movie. But I silenced my anger by realizing- at least this Salman Khan-starrer has a story.

           Similarly, songs seems to be forcibly inserted into the story line of the movie. Yaar Na Miley suddenly begins in the middle of the story and the same happens with Jumme Ki Raat. Though the songs look great on the screen but it only irritates you as you get involved in the movie and don't expect any song in near future. The locations in the movie are delight to watch. Salman Khan acts like he does and that makes you shout and scream whenever he gives an expression of winning the game. Climax is handled brilliantly because of which I say that watching Kick isn't a totally bad idea. It has few moments that will surely interest you. But, where does Jacqueline Fernandez abruptly gets disappeared? If I could have understood that, I would have said Kick a fine movie but.. it is again one of those Salman Khan movies "jo 100-cr club mein aati hai samajh mein nahi".