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Dhoom 3- My take

The most awaited movie boasts of ending the year with a bang. Box office-wise, yes, Dhoom 3 is doing a wonderful job, but content and writing wise, is it really such a Dhoom? When I first went to watch Dhoom, I had low expectations. Fast bikes didn't really appeal to me and I thought for sure it would be a complete "guy" movie.  I was pleasantly surprised to find it a thrilling movie- action packed, great songs and commendable acting by all actors. All the actors looked good and the actresses had prominent roles. Then Dhoom 2 came along and it became obvious that Dhoom was going to be a stylish big-budgeted franchise. Dhoom 2 delivered in all aspects and was an upgrade from the previous movie. Big names were attached to the project, the songs were great, the costumes were chic and the action and thrill scenes were mind-blowing. When Dhoom 3 was announced, my expectations peaked. This was going to be better than Dhoom 2 and I awaited the release impatiently. The traile…

Mistakes were made

I have always found the quotes on courage really helpful and thought they had really helped me overcome so much. Turns out those fancy words were just a fancy.

 I did the very thing I thought I would never do. Instead of owning up to my fears and tackling them, I let them get the best of me. And then what happened? The obvious- I paid the price for giving in to my fear. All this pain and discomfort could have easily been avoided had I showed more courage and confidence.

Hopefully, this will be a lesson that changes my perspective and pushes me to be more courageous.

New Ebook on Smashwords

And so I am excited to reveal my new short story ebook.


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Where has the time gone?

The past few weeks have been stressful. There have been so many things going and so little time to make sense of what I'm doing is right or not and whether the decisions will bring upon disappointing repercussions or will everything work in my favor or not.  There are so many decisions to make in relationships, in career and health and all of this can be so overwhelming. The only thing that I understand right now is that things and my destiny are not in my hand. I can't control anything that happens to me and whatever is supposed to happen will happen regardless of what I do about it. I can only hope for the best. 
Because of this- being in my head too much- I haven't been able to get much writing done. But now, I feel that only getting back into writing and my fantasy world will save me from my inner turmoil.

My Gripe with Assassin's Creed

Assassin's Creed was one of those games that pulls you into a world of a bygone era and gives you a glimpse of a life that you had only read had existed. That was the pull, the USP of the games, to draw the gamer in and let her or him imagine themselves living a life in that era. One would imagine that life would have been much simpler all those years ago without the politics and betrayal and pressures of being accepted in society. But for those who haven't studied history extensively- like me- will find that things may be (at least comparatively) better now. No capital punishment for one. I played Assassin's Creed 2 even before the first one and was totally captured by the spell it weaved. Renaissance has its own magic- the period where art and culture took front seat. In this game, you are thrust into this period and live the life of Ezio Auditore da Firenze who is unaware of his own destiny. After his family is betrayed and executed in front of him, he escapes wit…