Thursday, 5 December 2013

Tale of a Fairy

Do fairy tales exist? I am pretty sure the answer is no. Nothing in our life is a fairy tale, especially the magical twists and sought out love in fairy tales are so unreal. But I know a tale, which is no fairy tale, but has a fairy in it. I am going to narrate it, just sit back and witness the magic of a fairy. It is the tale of an angel whom billions love and admire. An angel who started as the princess of dance, grown into the queen of the expressions and retired to settle down as the emperor of the hearts. Many mastered the art of Kathak before, but she reinvented it, mixed it with the unmatchable beauty of hers, added an extra fineness with her graceful expressions and ruled it. If the record of highest number of filmfare nominations and honour of Padmashree were one side of her glory, her kind heart and altruistic Philanthrophism are in the unseen side of her beauty. It becomes very difficult for a person to decide whether her dance is her biggest asset or her eyes. When she dances, everyone around her just seems to be halted for a moment to engross themselves in her dance and everything around her turns itself towards her so as not to miss the chance and there would be one wish crossing every person’s mind, to see her dance forever and ever. She has so much ease and flow in her steps that it seems as if music is being played on her steps, not the other way around. While in her early days, she grabbed everyone’s attention with the oozing sensuality in her dance, her later days showed the complete portrayal of her charm blended with the free flow, along with not losing her trademark sensuality. And of course, it’s just impossible to describe her eyes. Such elegance was never before seen and was never before captured on screen. Where it becomes very difficult for actresses to portray some expressions on their faces, in front of camera, she does it only with her eyes with ease. May it be the ruthless anger or delightful contentment, there was (is) no other actress who could beat her (at least beat her eyes). The way she smiles with her eyes makes one fall in love with her instantaneously. The only thing we can pardon for coming in the way of her eyes is her cascading hair. It just flows as if it longs to touch her. Coming to her smile, it’s eternal. It makes a guy’s heart skip a beat, literally. Best thing about her is that her eminence did not let her ignore the realities of the world. It’s easy for anyone to sacrifice their careers for their children when they are not in much demand. But she sacrificed it right when she was at the peak stage of her career with a timeless classic Devdas. She took leave from movies to take care of her children. To our pleasant surprise, she came back and that too with a bang in Aaja Nachle. I really don’t know how this film progressed, but it was just pleasing to see her dance, dance and dance. We may not see her much, unlike the golden 80’s and 90’s but no one can replace this sovereign of beauty and the crown’s always hers. This folks, is a short story of an angel who breathed life into the expressions. We all know who she is and if you don’t, it's none other than  our beloved  Madhuri Dixit.


It was around the time of my 19th birthday that I started blogging and the incidents that have inspired me and lead me to take this step were quite interesting. Quite some time ago, I had written a story describing the mind-set of a person whose thoughts oscillate between the love of a girl and his parents’. I saved it somewhere in a pen drive and forgot about it. When a friend of mine, Laharish, borrowed it from me, he and another friend, Uday have read it and asked me from who wrote it. When I replied that I wrote it, they were surprised and encouraged me to continue writing as they found it to be very good. I started blogging with an article about the simultaneous event promotions of Ra.One and F1 in India. That was my first step in the blogging.

By this time, I got some dedicated readers and I lost half of them with this post. But till today, I don’t regret writing that article. It was about the dark side of Gandhi. Every person has shades of grey in them and I feel Gandhi has got some too, which are darker than known to a common man. That’s what I portrayed and I always stand on my words!

This one was special. This is an anniversary gift to my friend Sandhya on the occasion of the completion of one year of their love. It was special for me too, because after this post, I established my own style of narration and a special one.

Only post in my blog which is a copy paste. But I never thought of removing it as it is the copy of the speech given by the gentleman of cricket Rahul Dravid and it’s always inspiring.

My nine posts were good and readers liked them. But this one was something unique. It was straight from the heart. This post, “A Final Note” is a story encouraging the spread of the anti-suicide campaigns. Reason behind writing this story is the suicide of my batch mate. I was neither one of his best friends nor did I spend much time with him, but I just couldn’t sleep after hearing the tragic news. My heart was filled with grief and agony and I had to do something about it. I still don’t remember when I took the pen and when I completed the story. I posted it as a tribute to him and it got huge response. More than the response, it was the thought that maybe I could change the mind of at least one person made me happy. According to many readers, it is my best work till date. I don’t really know whether it is or not, but it changed my level of writing.

This blog post marked the beginning of my beloved series named “College Diaries”. Each and every article of the series is based on the personal experiences and specially dedicated to MANIT students.

I feel this article is the most underrated work of mine. It was not an easy one to write, I wrote it in two languages separately and yet it was not much appreciated. I learnt a valuable lesson that to maintain a blog, your hard work doesn’t matter. All that matters is the connection of the post with the readers. From that moment, every article I wrote was keeping readers in mind.

My one such post which I read every time I open my blog. It is the replica of my love and respect towards Nolan and his professionalism. Nolan is loved by all, but understood by only a few. That’s what I want to, through this post, to explain Nolan.

Twenty One:
Well, that’s a hat trick. Three back to back posts which I loved writing. This post started as an idea of describing the most beautiful girl I ever saw and ended up being the most emotional post of my blog. A friend of mine told me, “Man, I tried hard to control it, but at the end a tear drop managed to escape my eye which doesn’t happen regularly”. When I still read it today, I feel elated. This is my favourite post of my entire blog.

Twenty three:
It’s a tribute post to the heroes of 26.11 in my own style of narration and concepts. I am proud of it.

Twenty Nine:
This post was only about the incident happened with my friend, YRK. I didn’t expect readers to be happy with this post, but in contrast, I got many accolades.

Thirty Seven:
There are one or two posts in between which deserve a mention, but I am too excited to write about this. This is probably the post with best concept among my works. I always had this thought about the “Love at First Sight”. But when I put it into words, it turned out to be elegant and beautiful. I got a compliment from my junior that the article is so good that she pictured the placed I described in the article everytime she reads it. These kind of compliments fuel our thought process even more.

Twilight! It was an easy one to write and the response to this story was tremendous.

Forty Two:
It was an unintentional article. My junior, Priyanshi asked me to write about some concept in psychology. I accepted the challenge and completed the article. But after sending it to her, I found out that I understood the concept entirely in a wrong way. But the outcome was great, though not the one we desired. Narration style was praised.

Forty Four:
This article elevated the readership of my blog to the next level. I got numerous compliments of which a common one was that I describe the female lead role in my writings with great elegance and I am very good at it. That’s a compliment I would always cherish.

Forty Five:
It was inspired from the trailer of the film “Ugly”. I tried a new style by mixing article writing and story writing into a single work. This was not welcomed by many and it discouraged me of my further attempts towards such a style. But at the end, it stood 7th among 143 articles in a writing competition and gave me some relief.

Here we are, at the fiftieth step of my blogging career and I thank each and every reader who have been with me through thin and thick. Special thanks to YRK and Bhargava who have taught me the basics of writing in English and Avinash who was my critic at every stage and a very good adviser. Thanks to everyone who have encouraged me and supported me. A very special thanks to Ankita for suggesting me this topic which made me revisit my good old memories.