Category Archives: View Point

heart break in a relationship
Posted on February 13,2013
I was 15; he was 19; and woah...!! He was already in love. For me, love (then) was loving my parents and the never-ending love that came back from them. Love was only a virtue, I thought, parents could provide. But he, to my surprise loved a girl, of his same age, and that is when I was told that he had a Girlfriend (at start looked like Garfield to me :P). I being younger had an orthodox (m...
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Ranbir Kapoor as rockstar
Posted on February 13,2013
In this mush mush Valentine week of February, I am suddenly reminded of Ranbir Kapoor’s character from Rockstar. I remember how he was made to realise the importance of heart break in the journey of becoming a great star! In another minute I am reminded of the role played by Varun Dhawan in SOTY, who in the end becomes a rockstar. His entry in the movie in the hospital again made me realise t...
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jagjit singh the gazal maestro
Posted on February 13,2013
  Let me describe the scene. It’s a college hostel, a group of friends, among them a few lovelorn, a few sympathetic, mostly all with filled glasses and the occasion, another “Room ghazal night”. Performer, our very own Jaggi Paaji (What we used to call Jagjit Singh Ji) off course on MP3 (Wish he was there for real). Night usually began with happier ghazals, exceptions being the...
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Room-Divider bar
Posted on February 06,2013
Apartments, small flats are what we call our homes today. As the times change, and population and values change, the square feet area of our homes have also changed. Gone are the days, when you had a room specially dedicated for dining. Today, we talk in BHKs. Halls are where we need to accommodate our drawing and dining areas together. These living areas give an informal and inviting look to your...
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don't disclose bedroom secrets
Posted on February 03,2013
Now, that we live in a sexually liberated society, it seems only fair to say that parents can take a sigh of relief. They need not worry anymore about the ‘sex education’ for their kids, considering there is enough crude material available on a regular basis! Discussing sex life and bedroom secrets seems to be the new normal, these days! A bunch of single “cool dudes” get together to ca...
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The identity issue
Posted on February 02,2013
When I try to answer this question, I just say Shagun. I never even think or say I am Shagun Sharma, a Hindu Brahmin with so and so ideologies and a secular mindset. All I remember for this answer is that I am a human being. Whenever I come across instances that reveal the miserable plight of people due to religious differences, I really feel bad to be a part of this human race where religion i...
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love and money what to choose?
Posted on February 02,2013
Issues always reside in the most vital space of our life. When we were young, we had issues in school with grades and teachers. Now we are grown ups, we are at the crossroads of our life where we have career and our better halves, and the issue is not grades or teachers, but the battle between love and career! The past decades didn’t have this issue as man was the only breadwinner and woman w...
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lonely at night
Posted on February 02,2013
I could just hear the clock ticking and my dad snoring in the next room, the lights were dim and I had my eyes set on my framed photograph in my room, it was 2 am in the night. Checked my phone, there wasn’t a message and my favorite people too weren’t online on whatsapp. I wanted to feel something or I wanted action or I wanted motivation or what was it, I still can’t figure out. I got up a...
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i deserve more money
Posted on February 04,2013
As bizarre as this may sound, trust me I would make more sense as you read on. It was one of my job interviews. And, as the drill goes, I was dressed at my presentable best, with a hope to impress my prospective employers, which I eventually did and things were simply going in my favour until I opened my big mouth. You know, fortunately or unfortunately, diplomacy is not one of my biggest stren...
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Sufi Poet, Bulleh Shah
Posted on February 04,2013
“Wahwa Ramz Sajan di hor; Aashiq Bina na Samjhey Kor” “Very different are the ways of my beloved; only a lover can understand that” Every night I turn into a Sufi by choice, but in the morning world wants me to be a realist. In the night I read Bulleh Shah,but in the morning I can’t tell people about him, for the simple reason, I will get laughed at. Bulleh Shah, an 18th century Pu...
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