Thursday, May 30, 2013

My take on Dan Brown's Inferno

The author who introduced me to the world of historic fiction has not deceived me once again with his latest work. Dan Brown's Inferno was no less than a medical fiction introducing me so many new terms that I am quite interested about. It was like 2 of my favourite authors - Dan Brown and Michael Crichton entertaining me together. What more a reader like me would want if I could picturize the protagonist - Robert Langdon as Tom Hanks in every page. It took me a full week to grab hold of the book {a curse to be away from home land} shamelessly from torrent. The 2 year old Steve Jobs' gem of creation(my iphone) still became more precious to me as it serves the library of many wonderful books like Inferno. The 1600 odd pages spanning across 104 chapters read in a span of 2 weeks was not "the Best" of Dan Brown's creation, but nothing less short of a wonderful masterpiece from the best selling author.

The journey from Florence to Venice and then ending in Istanbul solving a cryptic puzzle for saving the whole of humanity is Brown's usual cup of tea. I am sure the author would have researched many years to give life and a reality touch to many of the scenes in the novel. It awestruck me at the knowledge of the Harvard symbologist - Robert Langdon to come up with immediate interpretation and giving solutions to each part of the puzzle. You can never be untouched by his intelligence. In short I all over fell in love with this character of him and never wanted the novel to end. A few books are such that you want to keep them reading flipping pages after pages and Langdon's participation is one among them. I don't know if my understanding of Dan Brown's novels have increased or Dan Brown has made the novel a little easy in grasping. The words are quite simple and less cryptic to the common man. There were not endless jargons and loosened ropes left untied anywhere in the course of the book which used to be in many of his previous books. I am sorry again if it hurts anyone because that was my understanding of his works.

The issue at hand to solve - ever growing world population was quite daunting and rings a alarm in the head of every person who is concerned about the state of affairs of mankind in future. The solution that the novel has provided at the end by releasing a virus infecting the very gene of the human and making them infertile in one among the three individual is a huge thing to give even a thought about it lest to accept it. Nature has its own way to keep the survival of the fittest. There needs no man-made invention just like the bio-weapon created by Bertrad  to help nature do its job. If the earth is going to stop breathing and to accommodate it; if one third of the population has to go infertile then it is the design which has been already modulated and nothing is going to stop it or alter it. Langdon in the last pages of the novel realises that the nine stage of Dante's Inferno is not so much about the misery of hell but it is about the power of the human spirit to endure any challenge, no matter how daunting. The sooner we accept the fact the better our lives would be and more enjoyable our present would be. I felt really elated reading this novel and I am sure that many like-minded souls would share me in this belief.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

And we exchanged rings!!!



Everytime I watch a wonderful movie or read a feel good book, I always wish my life also to be exactly the same. I have a peculiar habit of putting myself as the protagonist of the novel/movie and tend to think how I would have handled such situations if at all the movie/novel comes in real life. I know it is so wierd to do such things, but the solitude in my life has made my brain cells to think about so many such stuff. Did I really like that phase of life? Being all alone and accountable only to me - I think no. It was not my choice of living, it was the only choice I had and I took it with extreme zeal and led it so happily that I dont have a single regret. But if someone ask me if I want to continue living like this - being single, I would definitely say no. And after a year of search by close knit family members, I found that single person who had shown interest to spend his life with me. It all happenend in a jiff of time that I could not believe myself that my third finger on my hand is going to hold the ring engraved with his name life long. Yes I got engaged and officially the fiancee of Mr.Dee. Neither violins played nor bright lights shone around me when I first met him. A casual smile and a gentle hello - that's how I wish to remember that moment of time. The smile was returned with a simple light lip movement and a hi from his end for my hello. For days long, I had imagined that instance of what I would be talking to a stranger. I would not say that it was exactly the same I had wanted because I was never sure(still never sure) what I wanted and what I want in my life. One thing was sure that I got a sense of calmness after the meeting. The belief that there is truly someone who wish to talk to me with the notion of making me as life partner has been proved. Words exchanged and gifts shared and families united to help in drawing the first dot of the lengthy journey. When I look back at the last 30 days of my life, I feel it is going in a bullet train speed. Though it is so fast, the journey is pulled forward by strong hands and strong hearts. All this aside, let me introduce Dee to my blogspace - Mr.Dee is also a software engineer by profession working in Chennai. As far as I know him, a very much soft-spoken south Tamilian with a Malayali flavour in his speech. I think this should be enough for now. Lots and lots of thoughts running in my mind, but nothing is clear as of now to be put into words. Let me relax a while and come back to share the beautiful days of my life a little later.


Saturday, January 5, 2013

I am no more I was.

I went to this movie - the impossible. The movie was a real life true story of a family of five. The family on vacation in thailand gets hit by the 2004 tsunami and gets separated. Too much of blood and death all around. The separated family join together in the end. There were so many moments in the movie which could have moved a strong heart. There were nearly 50-75 people in the cinema hall and i am sure many had cried. Many laughed at others' crying. Among all of them there was this craziest girl in the world who was so adamant that she would not shed a single tear though her entire digestive system was in her throat. Her euphoria was so high that she could just cough throughout the film but could not cry. And that girl was me. I was never like this. I am a very super sensitive girl who cries at the slightest pain of self and at the sight of slightest emotion. I have cried seeing a 30 second commercial. I have cried in a whole movie. I have cried for some movies everytime i see them. Yes even after the 5 th time sixth time when i see the same movie i cry. But today i didnot cry. There were lots of pain in the movie, lots of emotion which could have easily moved me but why didnt i cry. I tried to find out why i didnt do so. I called mom talked to her for few minutes and poured out but still couldnt cry. The feeling of having something inside was terrible. I wanted to pour it out but couldnt do it. Called a friend who couldnot make it to the movie and who left me watching the movie alone. Cursed the friend for doing this to me. Still i didnt calm down. Phoned a special person whom i consider as a sisterly figure. Talking to her made me realize the reason why i didnt cry and why i am so restless it was not because i am heartless. It was because i felt so alone that i am in a state where i am left to watch such a painful movie alone. To my bad luck my right seat in the theatre was empty. The feeling of watching the movie alone didnot shake me. I have done this so many times and I am sure i will be doing it again so many times. But watching such an emotional painful movie alone was not my piece of cake. It is just this moment that i am feeling so low. I will come out of this soon but i am sure i am not the same girl anymore.

Friday, January 4, 2013

The special person - who should he be?

Dreaming about your life partner is not new for anyone and 3 years back when i started this blog I wrote a post on Swayamvar rules straight from my head which after reading who would have agreed to marry me would have run away. This post would be from my heart. And this can be totally fantasy and absolute nonsense. Read it at your own insanity.

1. Someone who is very attentive, someone who can differentiate between my hmmms and aans. Wish that he can tell even if a single bell in my anklet has gone missing just with my tapping of my feet. Though i know this would make me become so vulnerable and depictable it does give me a sense of security when my slightest mood change is known first to him rather to me.

2. Someone who don't shy to show a public display of affection even in the heart of chennai in midst of all those gossiping aunties.

3. Someone who can make the smile in my lips reach my eyes and heart rather getting it faded in the corner of my mouth.

4. He need not love what all I do. He may at times totally hate me in life. But he should never never ignore me for what I am and what I will be.

5. A genuine soul who let me cry to my maximum limit for my own mistakes and my own inabilities and not due to his actions and definitely not by disappointing me.

6. A genuine soul with a rationalist mind when I fight for my independence just for the sake of showing out I am a feminist

7. He would have really Attractive and intelligent eyes which can talk to me alone through signs secretely even when the whole world is gazing at us intently.

8. Whose silence speak a thousand words and whose single harsh word/look can make me silent for hours together.

9. Someone who knows that at times I am angry because I am hungry and not because of anything else and who knows that a cup of bournvita can bring me back to my senses. :) saving himself of the tantrums I throw.

10. A totally lovable person whom I would not only love to sleep with but wake up with every day till my last breath.

I am 100% sure I would not be that lucky to find such a personality who have all the traits which I wish but I would not stop dreaming. I guess that doesn't hurt anyone.