I bet no MAN can live a Mom’s life…not even for a single day! 503

I have been a writer for as long as I can remember because I simply love words. Putting our thoughts in the form of words and expressing it in different ways and with emotions is something I love to do on paper (or on an MS Word to be precise). But what fascinates me is if words and writing can express so many of our thoughts and feelings, there is another world that I admire is drawing and painting a picture. It’s rightly said that a picture can talk a thousand words. Which reminded me the English language exercise from one of the chapters of my daughter. There was an activity where the children should write a small story looking at a picture. Isn’t that’s amazing how a picture or drawing can tell us so many things?

Just like how I love to read books, I also love illustrations which express simple life happenings in the form of cartoon drawings and also photography. There are so many such talented people who have made their mark. Here are a few such depictions that I think you may enjoy and I really bet no man can ever think of living this life….not even for a single day-

1. Homework of children

 

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Children and their home works, need I say more? We all know the time and effort that takes for a parent to make sure its done in time. Here is an art by Adrienne Hedger that says it all.

2. Sibling Rivalry

 

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Well! You did decide to have two children so that they can keep the company of each other and you have no choice of complaining. Here is a classic sibling fighting.

3. Laundry Rules of kids

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When there are children around, getting the laundry done is a huge task. Because they have their own ways of doing things to make it difficult for the moms. Not getting what I mean? Here, have a look at what I am talking about.

4. Bathroom is too far

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When you are a parent, waking up in the mid of the night for more than once or even twice is nothing new. But seriously, I thought this is a problem only in our house. Why are all kids similar? This cartoon illustration of Betje says it all.

5. Bedtime stories

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I wonder why children remember everything they need to say exactly when we are tired and retire to bed and cannot keep our eyes open anymore. No wonder mothers never complain of oversleeping.

6. No peaceful room

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Is there any room in the house where you are left alone and to mind your own business. Betje has expressed this wonderfully in her illustrations. Am I the only mom who thinks this is exactly how it is?

7. Being missed

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I totally and insanely relate to this. If there is one person(dog) who would miss me in the house no matter even if it is just 10 minutes, it is my pet. Raise your hand (comment) if you can relate too.

8. Bad in directions

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My entire family knows by now that it is pointless explaining any directions to me because I am so bad in recognizing streets. Even if I had been to some area a couple of times, I still forget the way. Thank God that lately, Google has been wonderfully helpful with its Google maps.

Aren’t these picture illustrations fun? There are plenty more illustrators and pictures that will not fail to give us a good laugh and appreciating such talent is a must for us. There are many ways to express what a mother feels or what she goes through. It’s in our hands to find which way is more comfortable and easier for us and express our feelings.

In short, what a mother does, a man cannot even think of doing…..even in dreams 😉

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Movie Review: SIMRAN 2800

Queen, Tanu Weds Manu, Tanu Weds Manu Returns and now Simran, Kangna is on a rout, she has proven time and again that she is one of the best actresses available today. She has made a mark for herself in the film industry synonymous to that made by Sridevi, that, of doing movies which are female-centric, of movies which revolve around themselves (Judaai, Chaalbaz, Lamhe, Laadla to name a few). The only difference though being, all the movies had an extremely strong supporting cast. Kangna has to be given accolades to run a movie entirely on her very own shoulders, and this is not the first time either, we bow to you Kangna, you deserve the Best Actress Award for this one.

Kangna who plays Praful Patel is a gujju girl staying in Atlanta who likes herself be called as Prafff. Praf has a typical Gujarati accent and all my Gujju friends are going to love the Gujarati dialogues the movie carries, I know Gujarati and so I enjoyed it thoroughly.

Kangna is introduced from a housekeeping scene mopping and wiping floors and tables, there is just so much genuineness in that scene, it’s great to watch her there. When she goes to Vegas, her sleazy lines such as “are you tired, because you were running in my mind” are some great moments that bring about here innocence and wickedness both out at the same time.

In the red dress in Vegas, she looks gorgeous, she dazzles and ravishes like a diva and is super cute when she puts on her very native gujju accent “Halo, I aem Praeffff…” she just steals your attention away throughout the movie. A song in the movie titled “Lagdi Hai Thaai” sung by Guru Randhawa aptly describes what Simran is in the movie.

The best thing about this movie is that it has a good storyline and director Hansal Mehta pulls it off amazingly with Kangna. The first hour of the movie just zips its way through with Kangna showcasing her bubbly self, her expressions at an expensive store, her bargaining at the street shop and then her equivalence of the pink champagne and fries at the bartender, there are too many funny and hilarious moments. It’s the second half that becomes a tad serious but since the movie is almost 2 hrs, it doesn’t feel to be stretched at any point of time.

There are some points where you wonder if it is really possible to learn a bank robbery from YouTube and execute a heist, but those go in the movie stride and you really don’t mind these.

The movie touches important points related to the American Dream that much of our Indian Community has and exposes that it might not be true for everyone, it may turn out to be just a Dream for some. The nagging father of Kangna performs well and Sohum Shah is where I think a popular Bollywood actor would have benefited more, but Sohum looks original, he is simple and he looked like a studios guy from a small town in Gujarat, he does justice to his role.

But it’s Kangna and Kangna and Kangna stealing away the show, she is setting new benchmarks which are extremely difficult to surpass when it comes to ACTING. She is fantabulous and the heart of this movie.

She carries it on her shoulders all alone and she delivers a power-packed punch.

Music is good and hummable.

There is actually no one else to talk about in the movie, the movie has absolutely no supporting cast, but trust me, it wasn’t needed as well. The movie is about Simran, and it talks about Simran, hats off to Kangna, this one’s a Kohinoor in the QUEEN’S CROWN. 🙂

All in all, it’s an extremely light and a different movie with awesome Acting by Kangna. Watch it for Kangna.

Rating: 3.5/5.0

(0.5 points extra only and only for Kangna)

Dating is cooler than a Relationship….Do you think so?? 1068

I am 101 % every one of you is going to agree with me on this – Dating is quite fun!! As it involves meeting new people, exploring new places with your gf/bf, the excitement of a new bond, those butterflies in the stomach. But during all this, somewhere deep down lays a sense of insecurity. Insecurity of losing your special someone because dating is not synonyms to the relationship. Where relationships have the commitment, dating doesn’t follow any such decree.

One of the most significant reasons that make dating cooler than relationships is commitment. It’s not easy to not make a connection and still be together. Many people think that settling down or being in a relationship can be boring, actually, they consider it as ‘Old school’. But you know what, if you never come under this league, perhaps, you will never experience the beauty of being in a relationship.

Relationships are not meant to be boring! In fact, being in a relationship makes your life beautiful and evolves you into a better individual.

Below are few reasons that’ll make you wonder how being in a relationship makes you a better person!

  1. A Relationship Rejuvenates You

Love is a very powerful feeling it makes us do things for others which we wouldn’t do for ourselves. A relationship changes you in a better person, your partner brings out the best in you. With your partner’s love and affection, they turn you into a better individual. Being in a relationship fills you with new hopes and aspirations.

  1. It changes your Attitude towards life

When single we usually only think about ourselves, act stubborn and resentful towards people and situations. But being in a relationship makes us think rationally and lowers down our ego and arrogance. It also invokes the sense of responsibility and a better understanding of life which we generally lack.

  1. You Start Feeling Good

The best part of being in a relationship is you start feeling happy and good about everything around. There is no space for stress or reasons to be depressed as two of you are always there to support each other and work towards the happiness of one another. Here, I would like to mention that this is the case of positive relations which are not forced.

  1. You Learn to Adjust

Every relationship demands adjustment, compromise, and sharing. When you get involved with someone the first thing which happens is you start adjusting according to your partners likes and dislikes. Slowly you start sharing your living space, you start making plans together and what not. being in a relationship teaches you how to express your love and care and how to keep your partners needs first.

  1. You Explore new things

The plus point of being in a relationship is your world expands, by this I mean you get to know about new things from you from a partner. You develop new likes and hobbies. You get exposed to a different kind of music, movies and if you both like reading then, books too ;). You also get a brand-new family and set of friends and cousins to hang out with.

  1. You feel Strong

Difficulties are part of life, we all face ups and downs, difficult situations in our lives. But having a partner by your side gives you the strength to fight any battle of life. Knowing that your partner has your back will give you the courage to go through any circumstances and come out with more positivity and belief that with that your partners help you can fight anything and everything

All relationships go through hell, only the real ones get through It …So, no matter how many girls or boys you have dated, there’ll come a time when you’ll realize the meaning of settling down with that special someone!