Celebrity Diarrhoea!

Had to write this to get it out of my system!

These days when the economy is on a sort of stand still & not much movement is happening on the policy decision making after a few biggies like Demonetisation, GST, Jio, Patanjali – it looks like the media especially the Digital Media is hell bent on making someone a Hero & creating content around them! They are making anything around a movie ‘star’ or a cricket ‘star’ a national event & wish everyone involved to be following every hook, step, twitch, bowel movement or what not! Am Sorry! Spare me the least!

When I open my newspaper – I want to read actual news in politics, economics, public policies, education, rural reformation, science or even art, literature. But this celebrity worship syndrome (CWS) that the media seems to be suffering from & want to infect the remaining sane audience is just not cool, so very unhealthy.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Celebrity_worship_syndrome

It has reached to the level that am afraid of opening my Google Feed News, Youtube Feed, Various News Channel Feeds, websites – am also sceptical to meet some of my wannabe friends & other immature people, who cannot help but discuss Celebrities & their wonderful lives. How their lives are perfect & how we are made to feel worse. Am sorry again, I refuse to be part of this shanghais! #SpareMe again!

I anyways have started to lose a lot of respect for the internet generation & the Smartphone generation (15-28 yrs old, well provided for the first 3 needs on Hierarchy Pyramid) who seem to be hell bent on only following what looks, sounds, appears “COOL” & have stopped understanding the harsh parts of sacrifice, hardwork, dedication, mental toughness, focus, attention span deficiency! But they are hell bent ambitious & know how to get their work done.

Current Digital Media & this “COOL” generation are a lethal combination who shall take our social, mental, physical, financial, economical sensibilities to a quick down trail very soon! #SpareMe

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Notting Hill – my all time favourite movie..

Am a hopeless romantic & optimistic at heart..

It is most proven by the kind of movies I adore & are on my repeat list which i prefer watching during my times distress..

Notting Hill happens to be one of them, which just makes me smile & feel good about being nice, simple, basic at heart as being most precious!
To me that’s the power of cinema – to communicate the simplest of feelings, thoughts, ideas in the most profound & touching manner.

Julia Roberts & Hugh Grant won me over with this film – I shall adore them always coz of this one film, though their previous & current credentials are great too but for me Notting Hill is all they mean when I think about them.

My favourite scenes are plenty – the gathering of friends alongwith the park scene with “You say it best…” playing in background is surreal but nice 🙂
The last bookshop scene with the standout dialogue of “am just another girl asking a boy to love her..” is brilliantly composed, written & performed. The way it ends on high with the character of Hugh, who was so uncomfortable with the limelight & press, having to become a part of the press to make Julia stay while all cameras, attention turns to him!

Pairing is perfect though I read Julia Roberts charging a bomb & Hugh Grant making not so nice comments about her mouth size (Come On Grant), still they did each scene with so much care & involvement.
It actually felt that this is Julia Roberts the most popular star, falling in love with a nobody in England, cute but nobody. They have never looked better, seemed the perfect timing for the movie to be made(early to mid 30s).
With 16 years having passed past the making of movie & how precious it holds a position in our hearts still proves itself to be a timeless classic.

This movie makes me believe more in miracles, in love & giving everyone around more chances than being judgemental.

There are so many little things that I want to remember – the painting, book shop, william james, how julia wanted normal so bad, how hugh was dazzled at first but felt normal slowly..how polite & gentle everyone is for everybody else.. how they fix their first date in between a 5min interview questions.. the last scene on the bench of the park.. how perfect they look while walking together !

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Lovely, Thank You for making. Another beautiful review –
http://www.terryrbacon.com/index.cfm/movie-reviews/anna-scotts-moral-journey-in-notting-hill/

Neerja Bhanot… a heart felt salute !

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You shall be definitely one of those I would wanna meet when I come up there! One day we all have to.. how honourably we live, what difference we make towards lives of others.. how well we live is most important!
You did your bit extremely well – equally or better than Bhagat Singh or Gandhiji if I might say..

Courage, Commitment & Compassion – the 3 words companies/institutions try to imbibe for hundreds of years! You showed in a span of 17 hours…

There have been heroes before/after you but none I can recall have lived the way you did and has made me think so much – wonderful student, daughter, sister and above all a committed professional..
In short everything, middle class girls like me aspire to be and become.. but do we go to the extent to ensure we cover that extra mile..
I hope I do when the moment calls for it.. in wisdom and righteousness..

Am sorry that I was ignorant about your achievements till now..
How minuscule my life appears after seeing your mammoth achievements..
You did what only heroes or rather superheroes do..
(4 points – cautioning the pilots, being a calm mind to take care of passengers, presence of mind to hide american passports, when they open fired – you made way for people to rush out and died saving 3 young kids!)

Comparing what have I done in my professional life so far – tried to give my best to help customers, distributors out, earn crores for my company, tried to develop digital solutions..Tried to come out as a compassionate person..
But I have not done something outstanding….!

God is fair, Life is zero sum game to ensure we get what we deserve! Am sure you got and will get more than you deserve..!

Amen!

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