Love Marriage Vs Arranged Marriage

I know, this is one of the most popular topic on the Internet and off the internet as well. People literally jump into conversation to put forward their views. (Or it would be more appropriate to call it as a fight) :-) Sometimes directly or indirectly defending their own sides. At least, I can share my views here without any interruption until I finish… :-)

But before I start I’m sure you must be wondering – “why the hell Rahul is writing about marriages especially when he has no experience of a marriage at all?”

Come on guys, tell me honestly, can I even dare to say anything against marriage, after getting married? – No; So this is the time.. ;-)


Let’s start with comparing the differences rather than comparing the benefits. As far as my understanding is concerned, I believe the most significant difference would be the premarital time. In any love marriage, you get more time before marriage and with no strings attached so probably  you feel you are not obligated. You have a free will to understand your partner & move on if things don’t work out. However, in most of the love marriages people don’t even start with the  objective of getting married ; they become good friends & they find each other so compatible that they actually end up marrying each other.

Now consider the arranged marriage – obviously, the objective is clearly defined here even before you meet each other personally. And then you start matching those missing blocks to find the right match. The best part is; your family knows what you are doing so you don’t have to wait to talk on the phone untill everybody sleeps in the night :-) (Now, you may count that as a benefit, short term though…) And you can proudly announce your dating schedule in front of your whole family with no counter-questions what-so-ever.

Anyways, as I mentioned above, does that extra premarital time really make any difference? I mean I’ve friends falling into both these categories with mixed opinions, Read few of these comments –

- “In love marriage, you know your partner well before so there is nothing left to explore after marriage”

– “In arranged marriages, you get to see true colors of your partner only after marriage (really? Come on guys, you can’t be so pessimistic, you can say at least some good things about marriage)”

and so on & on & on…

Ok but to conclude in short, here is my 2 cents – It’s probably not about the way you get married, it’s about the mutual understanding and the patience (yes the patience to get along with those mood swings, the patience you need to cope up with the cricket match until it ends or the patience you need to choose blue curtains for your bedroom :-) )

Basically, it is just the compatibility & not the way of getting married. :-)

P.S. Please note, this article was written in order to highlight the differences between various types of Indian marriages & its completely for fun with no intention to provide any counselling advise what-so-ever. So please consider your partner selection decisions at your own risk.  :-)

P.P.S. And yes, one more thing, stop predicting my status based on the article above, I bet you going to get it wrong, so wait till I reveal it ;-)

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Will you be my valentine?

So guys all set for celebrations? I’m pretty sure,very few people will end up reading this article today & I won’t be surprised if You are super-busy today ;-) Anyways that’s good. So I will start this post on the note of wishing all of you & your respective partners a very Happy Valentine’s Day!

By the way, do you know, why do we celebrate this day? 90% of people will plainly answer it as in the memories of St. Valentine & his martyrdom but do you know what is the actual story? How many of you know that St. Valentine was believed to be secretly married to many young lovers?


Aha,that’s interesting!!! See now I can sense some raised eyebrows… Most of the Indians will find it pretty identical to what happened in Mahabharata, when Lord Krishna married 16000 DASIs because of the edict. So in both the cases marriage was taken principally as an institution & a selfless act. And to me, that is the real message of the Valentine’s day.

Anyways that was the core concept which is the history now but lets see what is happening today. Read the script below :

There was this young guy who walked into a gift shop (Guy was single so there is no question of buying a gift :-)) but he just thought let see what all gifts are available so that he could prepare himself to gift something someday to his wife… As soon as he entered, an attendant greeted him politely with pretty clear intentions :-p, So here is what happened –

Shopkeeper – Good Evening Sir! How may I help you?
Guy - Show me some gifts so that I can choose something unique.
Shopkeeper – Sure Sir! Valentine gift, right?
Guy - (*remained silent*)
Shopkeeper – So how is your girlfriend?
Guy - She is fine! (WTF! what kind of question was that? Guy was bit furious, regretted for answering this)
Shopkeeper – *Grin!* No sir, I mean what type of person she is? Does she like gadgets, perfumes or anything specific?
    (Now, this is called as embarrassment.)
Guy - (*Embarrassed*) Show me whatever you have! I will choose myself.

I know guys, you would be more interested to know what happened later but that is out of context for this article so I won’t include it here. So, the point to note here is that, people are now more materialistic than the actual feeling behind celebrating this day. Tell me, how many of you actually take a day off to spend some quality time with your spouse? In some countries, it is an official holiday. I’m not against gifting your spouse/loved ones but more emphasis should be on spending good time with him/ her. So to conclude it in simple words –

Girls - Take some time & make him feel special, he really cares for you although you don’t realise it most of the time. He tries his best to keep you happy so certainly he deserves a nice treatment today. And when I say nice treatment, it is purely subjective & depends on his perception :-) Basically make him feel happy & lucky to have you in his life.

Guys - Its fairly simple for you, Buy her an expensive gift as much as your budget allows (Sorry but no excuses here), take her out for a dinner & make her feel special & unique. I would like to emphasize the word ‘unique’. And see how it works for you. The time you spend with her is the key. Be genuinely with her & listen to her :-) In fact I would say, you don’t need to wait for Valentine’s day to express your feelings. Just 30 seconds, are enough, I mean a genuine hug will convey your feelings to her & believe me she will understand it.

So finally once again, wish you all a very happy valentine’s day! Have a great time…

P.S. Stop visualizing me as the guy in the shop above. All the characters in the script are fictitious & any close resemblance to the real life is just a coincidence, you know that, right? ;-)

P.P.S. Scroll slightly up & read the conclusion in the last few lines again. Because I truly mean it.

Whatsapp, School & Memories… once again…

I still remember it was Tuesday late evening… After a hectic day in the office, I was just reaching my apartment parking & I was so tired that I already had made my mind to straight away go to sleep… but sometimes its good that, things don’t happen the way you plan… and the moment I entered my apartment, my phone beeped… It was a Facebook message alert…loud enough to catch my attention… and guess what…


It was my school time friend… unbelievable… its almost more than a decade… I had no contact with anybody from my school… obviously it was nice to see her message, keeping my heavy office bag aside, I instantly replied her followed by a very common formal conversation with questions usually girls ask, no wonder she did the same…

Numbers exchanged and 15 minutes later it was one of the most pleasant surprise of my life… I was on a whatsapp group..(Do I need to tell you who added me there? I tell you guys, these girls are better in doing re-unions) I couldn’t believe it for a moment…my phone started flashing names of all my school friends n messages popping faster than I could read, register n reply… yes all of them… at the same time Rohit, Abhi, Smita, Suraj… they did not even let me settle down; even before I could understand anything, they were already pulling my legs n teasing me as if I have met them a day before… believe me it is slightly difficult to express the happiness in words when you meet your school friends after long time especially a decade later…

And I honestly felt, I should write at least a line for each one of them…and  so??? here you go…

Archana- obviously she comes the first since she made this possible… thanks for taking the initiative & keeping us all together once again… & yes its ok to skip some messages n still not getting confused…

Suraj- This guy has a amazing capability to turn any situation into humour & make you laugh till you actually roll on the floor… The best part is, nothing has changed at all even after so many years… he is still the same.

Rahul M – I must have to admit…this guy has been always very supportive, encouraging & has helped a lot keeping me grounded…sometimes even with his harsh humour. I still remember the naughtiness in the front row of our famous evening coaching batch…

Sagar- Aha! An extremely talented small package… one of the best cricketer I have seen closely in my life… this applies to Suraj too… Always adding a flavour of his immense knowledge about alcohol & intermittent journalism :-)

Rohit- I guess he used to be the first one to come in the morning for tuition but I still wonder… why he was so generous that he always used to let others go first to occupy the front row. ;-) Jokes apart…a wonderful person & genuinely interested when you are talking….

Smita- Aha!!! I really appreciate her stamina & efforts to keep this group alive 24×7… and yes one more thing I never knew she was so naughty in the school… I mean “calling a guy @ 3AM, telling him as if she is a fashion designer & asking him to come down to beach”…really? That too, when you are in school…who does that? crazy man!!! I’m sure there is a lot more to it… but they are conveniently hiding it… but take my word… I’m gonna find it out… :-)

Gauri- I wish, Google develops some app for her so that she doesn’t have to correct her typos all over again… on average every alternate message with a typo… superb consistency… but I still do acknowledge her honest efforts to correct it every single time… :-)

Sonali- I am still clueless why people call her santoor…I guess she is also demanding an answer for this, on the group…

Vibha- At least please stop studying now… it makes us feel absolutely useless… :-) On a serious note, good to learn throughout your life but leave those nights at least… ;-) But we appreciate your patience… especially replying us while studying…

Ameya- As Abhi rightly said “the brand ambassador” of fair-n-handsome (& Giraffe tonic too ;-)) but I guess now he has become a pretty quiet person with intermittent humour… “very nice cute kid…” believe me this is what my Dad used to say when he used to see Ameya during our school days.

Ajit- Although he appears very quiet in his outlook, be aware he can pull your legs even before you realise… and yes he takes really long time to pack his bags… he can even make his “would-be” wife wait for him :-)
[Ajit- Now, I’m not going to meet you for next 2 years :-P]

Sayali- I never knew you are so health conscious… I mean who works out in the gym early morning n then back to pani puri in the evening… just kidding… ;-)

Kanchan & Kamini- see here also they are sharing the same space… like most of the guys on this group, I never got a chance to interact with you in the college but its really good to see you girls out here & picking up some time out of your routine…I’m sure everyone appreciates that.

Abhi- Last but certainly not the least… who knows his creativity better than me… the famous third-last bench, strategically chosen few pages of my notebooks to draw professor’s cartoons & those flying chalks around our bench… believe me this guy is terribly humorous, crazily passionate for automobiles n huh…do I need to mention about girls…

So all in all guys I just wanted to say…”Thank you so much for making my everyday…” I know I am going to be the target on the whatsapp group for this article, in the next conversation but believe me, its 2AM right here n I still find its worth writing about you… so as I said earlier, Guys!!! this one’s for all of you…cheers!

P.S. Sorry if I’ve missed anybody here… but don’t worry if yes, then you will see them in the updated version ;-)

P.P.S. And now don’t try to trace me for the next few days… I’m absconding… ;-)

Stressful Life, Why?

It was an extremely cold morning & I was out for morning walk with Dad. Since I was back home on leave for 5 days, it was our usual routine to get up early, go for morning walk & have a cup of tea from the beach-side hotel. Weather was awesomely pleasant. While we were walking, I noticed a cute little kid, with long hair tied up as a pony tail walking with his Dad holding Dad’s finger. He must be around 3-4 years old, trying to walk little faster to match up with his Dad’s speed. His Dad was visibly a poor man, I guess a building construction labour. Kid was seemingly happy & laughing loudly enough that I could hear him on the other side of the road, probably because his Dad was telling him some funny story. I was wondering what that small kid was trying to tell his father :-)


Another incident  reported by one of my friend. He was in his hometown for Diwali. As you know in India, Diwali is the season for shopping, my friend was also out for shopping.He saw a guy returning back home, riding on his bicycle. And guess what? His entire family, his son, wife & himself riding on the same bicycle. Enjoying their ride, they must have finished their Diwali shopping & returning back home.

Now from both these incidents I noticed that these people definitely do not have lavishing lifestyles but still they were visibly happy & contained with their lives. On the other hand I meet so many people around me; they actually do not have any reason to be tensed or depressed. They have a secure job, earning enough money to afford their lavishing lifestyle. I mean, don’t take me wrong, I’m not only considering monetary aspects but these people are really depressed for nothing. Think about those people who can’t even afford meals for 2 times a day but still they manage to smile. Even worse, I’ve noticed a pathetic & irritating trend of running behind money endlessly. It is so damn irritating when people keep discussing about money all the time. I’m not saying they are wrong, I understand financial stability is important factor but people are getting obsessed with it. Or may be its just my personal experience that I’m meeting up these sort of people quite frequently… Even I confess, sometimes I feel stressed but now over the period of time, I learnt certain ways to cheer up myself & get back to life.

Then I wonder, why these people so stressed all the time? Do you think perception is the problem? or negative mind-set is the root cause here???

Be there, I will call you…

Sunday, late evening, 8’o clock :

My phone was ringing… I picked up the call… That was my friend caling me….

“Hey Rahul,I’m going downstairs so be there somewhere around your cellphone, I will call you, ok?”

“Ah! But, I’m also going somewhere out so I’ll be driving that time…”

“Ok then be on handsfree na? I need some help”



Monday, afternoon, 1’o clock, more than 16 hours later :

I was sitting in the office & so far she has not called me, I mean just imagine if I would have really equipped myself with handsfree all the way since she has told me, it would have looked so stupid. I mean how can I sleep whole night with my handsfree on & get ready for the office?

So moral of the story is “When a girl calls you & ask you to follow something suddenly & unexpectedly, don’t really follow them, take them seriously only when they are crying. I mean not all the time, but most of the time, they say exactly opposite of whatever they actually have on their mind.”

May be in this case she wanted to say “Rahul, don’t wait for my call, I’ll be busy till tomorrow” ;-)

I’m very sure by the time I finish writing this, she will call me & she will be all cool, completely forgotten that she had kept me waiting for more than 16 hours and guess what? Dare I mention it , I’ll be killed :-)

Ok jokes apart, I don’t really mean to offend girls here, it’s just that; proabably that’s how God created them. Trust me, if a guy does the same to a girl, he will not be forgiven for any damn excuse, even if he says, “I just survived a car accident & was in the trauma” :-)

P.S. See as I said above, she is on call with me right now & so far she has not at all mentioned anything about yesterday? ;-)

Words Women Use

Just take it easy girls… No intention to offend, Have a good laugh! :-)

This is the word women use to end an argument when they are right and you need to shut up.

Five Minutes
If she is getting dressed, this is half an hour. Five minutes is only five minutes if you have just been given 5 more minutes to watch the game before helping around the house.

This is the calm before the storm. This means “something” and you should be on your toes. Arguments that begin with “nothing” usually end in “fine”.

Go Ahead
This is a dare, not the permission, DON’T DO IT!

Loud Sigh
Although not actually a word, the loud sigh is often misunderstood by men. A “Loud Sigh” means she thinks you are an idiot and wonders why she is wasting her time standing here and arguing with you over “Nothing”.

That’s Okay
This is one of the most dangerous statements that woman can make to a man. “That’s Okay” means that she wants to think long and hard before deciding how and when you will pay for your mistake.

This is the least used of all words in the female vocabulary. If a woman is thanking you. Do not question it, just say you’re welcome and back out of the room slowly.


50 Secrets Girls Have To Know About Guys

Girls, have you ever thought, that even boys can have secrets?”

Yes, they do have secrets… Though, guys are not as complicated as girls; they do have few things which I’m sure very few people might have noticed. To be very honest; when this came to my mind I started searching for some reference data & here is the list of final 50 secrets which I could collect from those various resources. Some of those are experienced by me so adding up with my special comments :-)

1. Guys don’t actually look after good-looking girls. They prefer neat and presentable girls.
–If you are a female & have ever met me then I must have already mentioned this at least once.


2. Guys hate flirts.
–Especially the guy next door flirting with my girl.


3. A guy can like you for a minute, and then forget you afterwards.
–I doubt… At least not applicable to me.


4. When a guy says he doesn’t understand you, it simply means you’re not thinking the way he is.
–I know you are smiling, I completely agree.


5. “Are you doing something?” or “Have you eaten already?” are the first usual questions a guy asks on the phone just to get out from stammering.
–OMG! This is the first thing, I always ask when someone picks up my call.


6. Guys may be flirting around all day but before they go to sleep, they always think about the girl they truly care about.
–Hope you girls believe it.


7. When a guy really likes you, he’ll disregard all your bad characteristics.
–Just to be more precise, Probably he will mention those things only when you are together but he will never ever mention it when you are in public. He strongly feels, you are the best.


8. Guys go crazy over a girl’s smile.
–Especially, of the girl, they love to be with.


9. Guys will do anything just to get the girl’s attention.
–Yeah! they can… ;-)


10. Guys hate it when you talk about your ex-boyfriend.
–Absolutely right! We don’t care about your eX, y or z


11. When guys want to meet your parents. Let them.
–You know why I smiled.


12. Guys want to tell you many things but they can’t.
–That’s how they are biologically designed, can’t do much, just regret later :-)


13. Guys cry!!!
–And when they do, they are really upset, support them.


14. Don’t provoke the guy to heat up. Believe me. He will.
–Not necessarily always.


15. Guys can never dream and hope too much.
–I strongly disagree because at least I can…


16. Guys usually try hard to get the girl who has dumped them, and this makes it harder for them to accept their defeat.
–Yes they do have feelings…


17. When you touch a guy’s heart, there’s no turning back.
–But first & foremost you should realise that you did.


18. Giving a guy a hanging message like “You know what?!..uh…never mind!” would make him jump to a conclusion that is far from what you are thinking.
–Ahhh!!! You got it right!


19. Guys go crazy when girls touch their hands.
–It means a lot to them.


20. Guys are good flatterers when courting but they usually stammer when they talk to a girl they really like.
–May be butterflies in the stomach :-P


21. When a guy makes a prolonged “umm” or makes any excuses when you’re asking him to do you a favour, he’s actually saying that he doesn’t like you and he can’t lay down the card for you.
–This is true… so back off.. (Sorry for being blunt…but that’s the fact)


22. When a girl says “no”, a guy hears it as “try again tomorrow.”
–And he comes with new strategy next day :-)


23. You have to tell a guy what you really want before he gets the message clearly.
–It would be so easy for him to take actions accordingly.


24. Guys hate gays!
–I do


25. Guys love their moms.
–Hmmm! I miss my Mom! (Married girls- please comment, although I know what’s on your mind :-) )


26. A guy would sacrifice his bills for lunch just to get you a couple of roses.
–Or a pair of sandals/chocolates…


27. A guy often thinks about the girl who likes him. But this doesn’t mean that the guy likes her.
–Ahhhh! This is bit tricky but all true!


28. You can never understand him unless you listen to him.
–so moral here is, do listen to me. ;-)


29. If a guy tells you he loves you once in a lifetime. He does.
–Though he might not have expressed it ever before or earlier.


30. Beware. Guys can make gossips scatter through half of the face of the earth faster than girls can.
–I’m not sure so no comments!


31. Like Eve, girls are guys’ weaknesses.
–And contrary to that , the girl they are in madly love with, is their strength.


32. Guys are very open about themselves.
–Oh! Yeah! They need to be controlled!


33. It’s good to test a guy first before you believe him. But don’t let him wait that long.
–Or else he will start exploring other opportunities.


34. No guy is bad when he is courting
–Not really… I disagree.


35. Guys hate it when their clothes get dirty. Even a small dot.
–And hairstyle too


36. Guys really admire girls that they like even if they’re not that much pretty.
–So don’t even doubt him if he compliments you, just accept it, it will make your day wonderful!


37. Your best friend, whom your boyfriend seeks help from about his problems with you may end up being admired by your boyfriend.
–I cannot comment, as I’ve never experienced this.


38. If a guy tells you about his problems, he just needs someone to listen to him. You don’t need to give advice.
–This is simply true vice-versa. Human mind!


39. A usual act that proves that the guy likes you is when he teases you.
–Never take his teasing as a criticism, if he loves you, he never mean to criticise you. He wants the best out of you. Just smile, even if he says “You have put on some weight than that of our previous date” :-)


40. A guy finds ways to keep you off from linking with someone else.
–May be!


41. Guys love girls with brains more than girls in miniskirts.
–Not sure if at all.


42. Guys try to find the stuffed toy a girl wants but would unluckily get the wrong one.
–So I never go for it. Better stick to roses.


43. Guys virtually brag about anything.
–No idea.


44. Guys cannot keep secrets that girls tell them.
–Really? I don’t agree. Guys can… seriously! I mean I can but nobody tells me the secret. :-p


45. Guys think too much.
–No doubt… they do…


46. Guys’ fantasies are unlimited.
–Hmmm, let’s not get into this. They can think about any damn crazy thing.


47. Girls’ height doesn’t really matter to a guy but her weight does!
– I’m laughing loud, rolling on the floor. True! True!! True!!! :-) I can actually write a full article on this statement…


48. Guys tend to get serious with their relationship and become too possessive. So watch out girls!!!
–Hmmm, that’s true…


49. When a girl makes the boy suffer during courtship, it would be hard for him to let go of that girl.
–Never tried but I still agree.


50. It’s not easy for a guy to let go off his girlfriend after they broke up especially when they’ve been together for over the years.
–Hmmm! Really? Interesting…


Men do take more time


Recently somewhere I read that as per the research analysis it is found that men do take more time to move on or come out of a break up as compared to women. Even I do feel so. I mean hold on before you start opposing me; let me brief. I completely agree that almost every woman is very emotional & that’s how God created them but still I’ve strong feeling that guys don’t express frequently or probably they have an art of suppressing their feeling which unusually explodes when they reach the super-depression point. I mean they don’t express instantly & try to handle the situation as much as they can do independently. They take more time to get emotionally involved or attached as compared to women but once they are in, they can’t get out of it so easily. I know there have been more significant incidents on-screen & off-screen too, where you must have come across a situation when your female friend is left upset by her boyfriend but still I feel it isn’t the case always.

In case of boys, their personal as well as professional life goes side by side, we have seen several cases when after break-up boys could not get hold of their career also. For example, you must have heard about Chatan Anand, where is he now? While his counterpart, Jwala Gutta climbing the ladder of success. I really appreciate her hard work & in fact I’m a big fan of her, whatever she has achieved today, probably has nothing to do with personal life. It doesn’t really mean that she has not faced the reality but she could stand strongly & bounce back. Where is Mohd. Asif & by the way you know where is Veena Malik now a days?

Do I really need to mention anything about Kareena & Shahid?

Apart from these celebrities, I personally know couple of guys who are very close to me; could never got out of their breakups (at least till date). Even after their girlfriends got happily married or engaged, they are still killing themselves day by day. Every time they watch any sentimental movie, their facial expression says it all. Trust me this is all I’ve seen. Even after trying to console them or convince them to face reality, they could never be able to come back on track. In spite of being scholar & toppers in their schools & colleges, even after successfully climbing the corporate ladder, all of a sudden as soon as their lady luck left them alone, they shattered like, nobody could have imagined. Sometimes they even end up, destroying their professional as well as person life which was far better when they were with their lady. Now, you must be thinking then why in the first place they could not be with her for whole life? When this question was asked, answer was weird & beyond our understanding.  “I could never decide when I was with her & when she is gone, I am unable to stay without her.

By saying all this, I seriously don’t mean to say that girls can quickly get up & move on, I do agree that even girls are also equally & severely hurt, in most cases take long time to settle down but it seems they are slightly stronger than boys in this case.

Trust me, boys are also very emotional, its just that they hold it back before they destroy themselves. And of course I would like to clarify that ultimately it depends from person to person how he or she reacts to the personal affairs.

P.S. Trust me, the guy who might look tougher or the one who sounds rude, can be emotionally weak & you can’t even imagine how much he would be loving you so please keep this thing back of your mind, “Though guys are not that good in expressing their feelings, they do love you & they too miss you, it’s just that they don’t speak up

P.P.S. All the views expressed here are completely my opinions & it may differ from individual views. I’ve no intention to disrespect any gender, especially I really respect women & I know that they are very sweet & understanding, too.

SULA Vineyards & Half glass of Wine

sula-1024x768I don’t know how many of you have heard about this. If you have not, let me share my experience with you. But before I start let me clarify that these are purely my experiences & my views about this place. Those might be conflicting with others.

So after long wait of almost 3 months finally we decided to go for outing this weekend to Sula Vineyards, a place nearby Nashik. We were supposed to leave Mumbai by 7.30 latest but unfortunately things didn’t happen as expected.

Since we have decided to hire a car instead of taking our own cars, we were waiting for the car.But unfortunately,we came to know that car sent by the travel company was 6 seater while we were 7. That was just the start. We sent the driver back & the hunt begins for alternate car. Myself, Himesh & Vinay started dialling all our feasible contacts who can provide us with the car. Somehow Himesh could hire a car, by the time all this drama was going on, we had a good breakfast with a cup of tea at Himesh’s place.Thanks to Auntyji! Best thing was playing around with little Swara, Himesh’s daughter. Oops! I think I’m diverting the topic, that’s obvious since the captioned topic itself is very boring. Anyways let’s go back to the Sula Vineyards.

So finally our car came by 10AM. That’s already 3 hours late. We headed towards Nashik but hardly after 5 kms, we stuck up in traffic. That was disappointing, since we were running low of energy after the cab hassle & now this traffic. Thanks to Pallav atleast he was trying to cheer all of us saying “Be positive….” (But come on how can I be, I’m O positive… Oops! I know that was real bad PJ) After almost half an hour we could get rid of the traffic. Driver was the different species on the earth, probably just another type of person, he was continuously on the phone inspite of being aged. Yes, while driving also, he was comfortably attending all his calls. He reduced his number of calls, only after Himesh warned him not to do so, but he reduced, he didn’t stop.

Somewhere around 2’o clock, we reached our destination. All we could see, was a huge area covered with plantation of various types of grapes. (Obviously, you can’t identify various types but atleast that’s what the guide told us). Four of us registered for tasting wines. Then, guide took us on a walk, told us about the history of vineyards, who started this vineyard & why is the name so? Interestingly, SULA (SULAbha) is the name of Owner’s mother. He decided to pick up only first four letters.

After the tasting session was over, we headed for lunch. Half day is almost over. Now, you must be thinking, what I’ve enjoyed in this half day? Nothing… absolutely nothing… I don’t drink, so I didn’t taste Wine, furthermore it was saturday, so I couldn’t even eat non-veg. Oh! come on dont even ask me how was the crowd, because there was no crowd. We were the crowd,nobody was there except 7 of us. Even our driver disappered after sometime :-) Thank God, we didn’t take our own cars, otherwise I would have been one of the most frustrated as well as exhausted person after driving 400Kms just for a veg lunch. In fact, thanks to Divya, the well-wisher of our team who actually suggested to hire a car & thanks to Pallav as well, who took efforts to hire a car.

Post-lunch we had a mandatory photo session. Come on, we were on weekend outing, we have to convince ourselves. Then as expected, 4 of us had some wine & that’s all; we were done for the day & we left for Mumbai.

Ok I understand those who drink, had nice time but guys tell me very honestly, going all the way 200 Kms just for a glass of Wine (Trust me that was not even full, I should say half glass of wine), spending 7-8 hours in travelling, is it really worth?

Come on guys, let’s go to my farmhouse, hardly 90 Kms from Mumbai, that’s 2 hours drive. Just imagine, you can have wine there too (I think even SULA your branded wine as well). Just imagine, 4.30 in the evening, on carrom board, with a cup of tea or wine whatever you like, sounds good right?

Think about it!

For me Sula vineyards, is definitely thumbs down. But even those who drink, why to go 200 Kms,for just a half glass of wine?

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Karthik Calling Karthik

Ok before I start writing my review, let me tell you one thing, if you guys are pretty much interested in psychology & human mind, you should watch this movie. The way they have justified the theme of the movie is really appreciable & convincing. In simple words, its not just typical bollywood style. After Bhul-Bhulaiya, I think this is the second movie, which tackles around the human mind & psychology.


Ok, I know guys you are more interested in the review, rather than the suggestions so let’s get back to topic. :-) So by this time, even if you haven’t seen this movie, you must have guessed that this movie is based on a guy, Karthik (that’s Farhan) who is one of the least confident guy, always harrassed by his boss, staying alone as a bachelor & always left unnoticed in the office. He could never express his feelings to his collegue & hottest girl in the office that’s Shonali (Deepika.)

Everyday he drafts a mail to her with his feeling or how much does he miss her but could never do beyond just saving all those mails in his own mailbox, just imagine more than 1300 mails in his drafts. Ummm!!! Interesting….

Karthik, always keeps on blaming himself for the death of his own elder brother who actually doesn’t even exists on the earth. One day, he reaches the stage of super-frustration & decides to commit sucide, but just before he is about take his overdose of sleeping pills, his phone starts ringing, & he found his own voice on the other end which claims himself as Karthik. Wooooo!!! That’s where movie starts picking up, the person on the phone knows all the secrets of our very own Karthik, even including his ATM card’s PIN number. Obviously scared Karthik, could not believe this thing, he starts investigating where these calls getting from, but no clue found in the telephone exchange as well.

Next day again in the morning, he gets the same call, this time caller wins the Karthik’s trust & starts instructing him towards the better life & Karthik’s life changes overnight, he gets his same job again with the promotion, also his dream girl falling for him.

The calls keep coming daily early in the morning & Karthik finally becomes confident , happy for his better changed life but the unidentified Caller, warns himself not to mention about this call to anyone as nobody will believe him & everyone will consider him as the mentally unstable. But in a weak moment with overflowing emotions, Karthik makes mistake & reveals the secret to his girlfriend Shonali.

And as very much expected,she doesn’t believe this, she asks him to consult a psychiatrist, one step further she insists on not picking up the calls anymore. And here is the twist, this makes the caller furious who, in turn, destroyes Karthik’s life exactly the same way he has made it better.

Overall very nice movie with strong & convincing justification based on the human conscious & subconscious mind. Worth watching once. Honestly speaking music score is just not bad, better than average, I mean obviously from my perspective. I liked songs “Hey ya!”, “Uff! teri adaa”, others I don’t even remember ;-)

P.S. By the way, I’m slightly confused with the term “Safe Guy” in this movie :-) Girls could you please explain us what do you actually mean by “Safe Guy”? I mean, should guys take it as a compliment or as an adjective? ;-)