Thursday, May 24, 2018

Comfort in Togetherness

They both had found comfort in the lack of expectation from each other.

That's love?!

©Beyond Horizon

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Speak Your Heart Out!

Say it! Just Say it!

I know how difficult are those words to say but you ought to get them out. Do not let those thoughts rot inside the head. Bring those down from the head to the tongue and Speak.

What if they are the exact words the person is waiting to hear from you?

What worse could happen? They might say No.

Trust me, that No is far better than the regret of not saying it at all.

Try it!

©Beyond Horizon
Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Will I Ever Find Myself Between The Spaces Of Your Words

She: I'll always be jealous of her for one thing.

He: Why?

She: I know you really love me, but I shall never find myself in your written words. Not even in the spaces, because she is resting in peace through your words.

©Beyond Horizon

Monday, May 21, 2018

Aamhi Doghi – Marathi Movie



Watch the trailer of the movie first to get the essence of this post. It is not just a movie review.

“Yekda vatla na ki karun takaycha, mag nanter halhal vatat nahi.” (If you felt then you should do it, later on you shouldn’t keep thinking over it), this means “Have No regrets.” Savitri aka Savi (Priya Bapat) tells this to her step mom Amala (Mukta Barve) who she refuses to eat ice cone despite having the desire to eat it. We think over any matter thousand times before taking the action, sometimes we do not even act on it. Why? The one and only reason – fear. But the fear keeps lurking in our system and like a leech, regret sucks our peace.

aamhi doghi marathi movie

Savi is a liberal, outspoken lady and Amala is the opposite. Savi doesn’t fear to speak her heart out. But this outspoken and straightforward personality is labelled as being arrogant. She is rude to her father who after her mother’s death, keeps himself busy working. He provides everything to Savi which can be brought by money. The only thing and the important one, he never gives her is his time.

Amala is shy but not timid. She is wise and makes an effort to understand Savi. She tries to build a bridge between the gap of Savi and her husband.

Savi is surrounded with maids, gets whatever she orders. The lack of attention from her father makes her stubborn. The scene where Savi informs him that she has got admission in a research center in Mumbai is heart wrenching. Because she snaps at him, how she has grown up without him never being around. How he was absent in every milestone she achieved and he wasn’t the one to educate her regarding puberty and contraception.

We do not realise while chasing money to have a better future that, no matter what, we as human beings need companionship, quality time with each other.

I loved Savi’s character – she gets what she aims for with her hard work. She too has flaws, after all no one’s perfect. When Ram (her lover) discusses about marriage, she mirrored my thoughts which I wrote about in the post – Happy Anniversary. She loved him but does not believe in the institution of marriage. Her explanation – because love is a personal thing between two people and marriage is a legal binding, as per my opinion these two are not related with each other. So I am not going to get married to show this society.

aamhi doghi marathi movie dialogue

Our thoughts and personality blooms with upbringing and life experiences. Savi’s “arrogant” nature cannot hide her longing for someone to be with her. She encourages herself to talk with Amala (Ammi) and bonds with her. She is unaware about the reason her father married a female half of his age.


This movie paints every color of human personality with its characters. Though the movie was unnecessary long of about 2 hours which could have shortened. Despite this, all in all, a must watch movie. There is only one song (Konate Naatey) in the movie which beautifully depicts the bond between Savi and Ammi.

P.S. I simply loved the style of Priya Bapat in the movie. Her classy Indian attire with the bindi sparked her confidence. 
Sunday, May 20, 2018

Memories

She: We are making memories that shall hurt tomorrow.

He: We are making memories that shall be cherished tomorrow.

memories quotes
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Saturday, May 19, 2018

Book Review: The Hating Game by Sally Thorne

The Hating Game is a debut novel by Sally Thorne. Seriously?! How can she write so profoundly, keeping you hooked with all the expectations and amazement while reading ? Dear Sally, I love you. You have excellently defined the thin line of hate and love and how love exists under all the intricacies, always!

Publisher: Harper Collins Publishers (08/09/2016)

The Hating Game is an adult contemporary romance novel which revolves around the love-hate relationship of Lucy Hutton & Joshua Templeman. Man! I loved his character. They hate each other so much so that they could strangle. Though it is predictable they will ultimately fall in love. But it is just not about love, Sally Thorne has described the complexity of one’s personality and relationships.

Lucy is quirky, always joyful and everyone “likes” her but it’s because she comes across as a ‘people-pleaser’. Saying ‘No’ is difficult for her.

Joshua is uptight, with no smile, esoteric and a complete badass at workplace. Why is he so hard to please and employees are scared of him is a result of his life as a child and young adult.

Lucy and Joshua are busy with the Staring game at work, neither of them waving the white flag. Their love blooms in first few chapters. Confessing love doesn’t come easy for either Lucy or Joshua.
 
I had expected the office romance will come to a steamy end. But I was baffled the way the story goes on.

Lucy comes up close to the hard shelled Joshua and can see pleasant personality underneath his rebellious nature. Female readers will swoon over Joshua Templeman. He is a character you will find difficult not to fall for and wish for him to be true.

The highlight of the book for me is second half where Lucy uncovers the mystery behind Joshua’s sternness.


Sally Thorne portrays how expectations from parents can damage a child’s mind. “Fitting in” and carrying on family profession is not a hard fast rule. Joshua gets entangled in his father’s expectations and after being labelled as a ‘quitter’ wears an armour of disgust. With all this going on, Lucy hates him a little more and finally loves him more than the hate.

I will summarise this book as: Hilarious. Addictive. Incredible writing.

I can't help but share few of my favorite lines from the book:

Both love an hate are mirror versions of the same game - and you have to win. Why? Your heart and your ego. 

His smile is worth a thousand of anyone else's. I need a photograph. I need something to hold on to. I need this entire bizarre planet to stop spinning so I can freeze this moment in time. 

There's a little candlelight flicker in the vicinity of my heart. 

The Hating Game by Sally Thorne
Photo by Crystal Shaw on Unsplash





Friday, May 18, 2018

She is Phoenix

She has an aura of glamour 
She can be stylish
She can be blunt 
She carries her silence 
Like an armour 
She isn't fragile 
Her words can shatter your soul
She can be kind 
She can be cruel
Yet she will love you
Till eternity 
Can you see the invisible wings? 
She can flap them to create a tornado 
Or wrap you in them to keep you safe
Make the mistake of caging her
She will break the bars
She is a free bird 
You burn her
She will rise as a Phoenix 
From her own ashes
Again, Forever... 

Copyright: Beyond Horizon

poem on confidence
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