Rejection Phobia - A Typical Male Syndrome

Blind dates, long distance affairs, telephonic relations, pen friends, childhood crushes and a typical male behind them all! Everyone is unique, every man is different. Yet, the fear of rejection always lurks like an inevitable shadow around an urban man. So, let’s find out more about this typical male syndrome.

Ex Girlfriends, Ghosts and That Secret Potion of Desire

Sweet melodies of yesteryears often soothe his soul. Confused past, hazy memoirs and long drives in his father’s old gypsy illuminates his apartment. The shadows of his ex girlfriends keep haunting him. Those larger than life greeting cards, those soft toys, those bracelets, those watches, those letters are locked inside his closet. Time changes, feelings evolve, old friends reunites. The air never remains the same.

How to Tweet Like Jim Morrison

Microblogging! The new addition to the content hungry universe is making everyone bit crazy. Some people are investing hefty sum of money to gain followers, some folks tweeting extra sensible quotes, some individuals trying to be little humorous, the celebrities gaining millions of followers overnight and some people are still dazed. They retweet, copy paste some old quotations, sometimes news and views and most of the times they just keep gazing at the time line without having any words to write.

Bedroom Story - What Indian Women Want In Bed?

Indian women are flawless, intelligent and wild in bed. They know the art of taming a wild stallion, they knows the magic of weaving a satisfying tale. Everyone is unique and every girl has their priorities.

Winter Loneliness - Why Loneliness is Ecstatic?

The music of David Gilmour (On an Island) is creating a dreamlike ambience; the loner is busy writing his chronicle in his studio apartment, he is capturing the ecstasy of being lonely in an overcrowded city. He is mutely inhaling the drifting joy and the lingering silence, he is growing from within, he is catching the stars, and he is alive…

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Saturday, January 30, 2016

What If Digital Dark Age Is Real?

The impact of digitalization is so high that we can't imagine a day without its presence in our day to day lives. What if everything written by our generation becomes obsolete in future and our existence fades away in oblivion because there are no records or supporting files left in future. What if the era which are living in and boasting about disappears from history? The very thought of Digital Dark Age is scary. Just like the dark ages, imagine our innovations and recordings get lost in the vast sea of modernization. World becomes a post apocalyptic town without digital libraries where people living have no clue about the discoveries made by our generation. It's like everything we are doing now is just a futile attempt and very temporal and we have no clue whether our thoughts will be passed on to our grandchildren.

You have no clue whether the blogs you write today will be accessible in the long run. The very thought gives us goose bumps but there's always a hope and silver linings. Just like other formats, today's formats are destined to become obsolete one day. With the advancement of technology, we are molding our lifestyle. From newspapers to online blogs, from typewriter to computer, from paperback to e-Books the ever-changing technology is changing the face of humanity. Digital darkness for now is just a fear of getting lost somewhere but there are people around who are working on an open format like PDF/A to archive the work of our generation for future.

People are at work to prevent Digital Dark Age. Although, we can't predict anything about the evolution of preserving the written words for future, we are still confident enough to make use of traditional and contemporary techniques to prevent the most dreaded Digital Dark Age. The impact of digitalization is somewhat making the world a melting point for knowledge sharing. Today our generation is having access to secret libraries and apps to conquer the world. I hope the future technologies will be much more accurate and exciting; however we are little bit apprehensive about the preservation of our digital diaries and works. Just like a post apocalyptic situation, days after a digital dark age will be full of apprehensions. Scholars will try to recover the data created by us however the changing formats will give them hard times. It will be like starting everything afresh. With Digital Dark Age, the complete history is at stake. In order to preserve our stories, we have to think ahead of time. We have to take help of traditional methods to archive them if necessary.

Blogging is a crucial part of digital civilization as we are curating something new every day. From  secret confessions to dating tips, from travel to fashion, almost everything is documented online hence the impact of Digital darkness on bloggers will be very high. Bloggers are writing for making the world a exciting place, which is also consequently serving as a huge database of our lifestyle for the future. If digital Dark Age is real, we are heading towards a dead end but fortunately we are aware of it before the predicted devastation. We are prepared for it therefore we have no reasons to worry about it. Scientists around the world are working hard to showcase our generation to be the most advanced of all. We will be surely known as the most digitally empowered generation in days to come. From virtual reality to self driven cars, from drones to cab booking apps, our generation is heavily influenced by the digital revolution. 


These are only my views; I hope you have yours about Digital Dark Age. Do share in the comment section.

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Also Published Here: The Assam Tribune (4th March, 2016)




Friday, January 29, 2016

Impact of Horror Stories and Urban Legends



Fear! An extreme emotion that could make you shiver in a hot and humid day. That unpredicted encounter with a shadow that transforms into a monster can make you scream. The moving chair, the silent whispers, the unfriendly air, the abandoned castle, the newly built neighborhood and the lonely highways always make you feel chased. You feel like being stalked and you often remember those horror stories when you are alone. Horror stories have great influence in our lives. There are many tales about abandoned haunted towns like Bhangarh in India, where entry is prohibited after dusk and before dawn. Still people love to visit Bhangarh to see the paranormal presence and hear the echoing voices coming from the woods. There are stories about highways where people still ask for lifts and disappears after killing you. 

There are movies like Final Destination that makes you feel insecure in the most secured environment. Ghost, monsters, unseen forces and uncanny voices are few elements of horror. The reality is full of mundane kinds of stuff but amid a regular life, there can be a parallel world that you can't see. Those dark forces may not intrude on your peace but you can't ignore them. You will hardly feel anything in the daytime when you are surrounded by people, you may not feel the dark powers sitting in a restaurant but the fear still persist when you are all alone in a newly built apartment or while driving solo through an infamous highway.

Urban horror stories may not have vampires, demons, and shadow people but surely there are crisis apparitions when you encounter someone known who died recently. Exorcism is something which is still practiced for evicting demons from the human body. Tales of vengeful ghosts still looking for their perpetrators are prevalent in crowded city life. There are various urban legends associated with places often frequented by people daily. These stories deeply influence our lives. The horror stories are very enjoyable to read because there are elements of unpredictability and shock associated with them.

Horror fiction is something which writers crave to write, filmmakers still exploring the genre in various different ways. There are paranormal societies discovering the unseen but are you still convinced about the existence of ghosts? I guess no. Generally, human mind only believes in things that they see hence people still don't consider the existence of paranormal beings. Telling horror stories about a place or a recent ghostly encounter may be ridiculed by the mass still there is a great impact of horror stories in everyone's life. The damaged has been done and people can't run away from the emotion of fear that has been generated from these stories. Do you believe in Ghosts? If yes, do reply.

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My Experience - NH7 Weekender, Shillong, 2015 - The Happiest Music Festival

Megadeth Performing live
Well! This was probably the most awaited music festival of my life. There was no reason to miss it as it was happening in the rock capital of India - Shillong, only few hours’ drive from my hometown Guwahati. I decided to take a break from the fast city life of Delhi to unwind amid the hills. Shillong already declared as the coolest place for music festivals because of its awesome crowd and supportive Govt. is also a great tourist destination.

Venue Under Construction
Big names like Megadeth, The Wailers, Kailasha, Papon, The Raghu Dixit Project, Nucleya thrilled me so much that I kept dreaming about the concert from the very first day NH7 made the declaration. Shillong, my favorite place since childhood always captivated me by its perpetual rainfall, soothing breeze and beautiful roads. The moment you enter Shillong, you feel like entering heaven, the complete atmosphere around you changes. Music and nature, sounds like the most appropriate combination to attain nirvana. Almost all my friends from Guwahati and other neighboring states were there. People from different parts of India came to attend the happiest music festival.


That's me!
The journey from Guwahati to the event venue Bhoirymbong near Shillong was among the most stunning location I have seen for any concert happening in India. The place was surrounded by lush green hills. The first sight of the venue gave me goose bumps. That awesome feeling when you enter the concert arena is somewhat unforgettable. Oh boy, you are finally here. Attending Bacardi NH7 Weekender to see the Gods of Rock Megadeth performing was a dream come true experience for me.

From Guwahati to Shillong
Everything just looked so dreamy around the venue that I couldn't express. Fashionable music lovers from every age group were there to witness the biggest music festival happening in the North Eastern part of India. All my brothers, cousins and friends were there. We drank Bacardi and screamed like monsters in excitement the moment we saw our gods Megadeth on stage. I couldn't believe, we were standing on the front row and witnessing them. It was cold outside but the crowd was all heated up. The fire and passion of rock lovers were seen head banging. Moshpit and all sorts of things happening around. There was so much peace all around.

The Crowd
I won't forget this event for life as this was my first big rock concert. Now I can proudly say, I was there. That was the line I always wanted to flaunt. Yes, I found my moksha amid the greenery and music, I saw heaven on earth, I had my share of happiness. The memories of this festival won't fade away for life. My weekender experience surely falls in the category of the kind of memories which you want to share with your grandchildren, the kind of stories you want to pass on to the next generation! 


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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Impact of Arthouse Blogging

The word arthouse may be only related to cinema but I take the liberty here to connect the word with Blogging. The rise of blogging in India brought many super bloggers into existence. There are many bloggers earning fame from their words, earning money and buying expensive stuff with the power of their words but most bloggers often get lost in the sea of changing trends and likes of the mass. The pop culture often disregards experimental and meaningful blogs because they hold no entertainment value for them. Most poetry and photography blogs bites the dust because they have nothing for the mass.

They are useless for the advertisers because they have a very limited audience. Arthouse blogging is just like art films, arthouse bloggers don't generally write for the mass, they have no intention to earn from their blogs, they are often lonely. These experimental bloggers have few visitors and eventually their blogs die. Bloggers writing for satisfying their inner itch to create something new are often discarded by the society at large. They glorify social realism, sometimes they try to write about things that nobody actually cares about like My Old Diary, The Poor Poet, Darkness and all types of inner traumas, they whine about the ruthless world, their lost passion, their break up stories, their philosophies to change the world.

These blogs are meaningful but are they tempting enough to click and share, I guess no. Arthouse blogging is like talking to yourself  but soon it will take up a new momentum of its own. It's not about the trend but writing something that you are totally passionate about is what people expect you to read. Something new, something original and not just repeating the clich├ęs and generating clicks for your blogs. The experimental bloggers are lazy writers, they only blog about things they care about, they are very hard to please and eventually they are nowhere. It's not their time as people don't read blogs until and unless it's interesting. People won't read yours if you don't tell them a new story but an arthouse blogger won't care about this. They are the ones who will write meaningful stuff which may not hold meaning for you though.


Well, this can be the story of your blog too but I would like to read such blogs, not those popular ones but those blogs that write about stuff I care about, the blogs that makes me laugh, cry and think. Just like the arthouse movies those blogs are unique in their own rights. It’s hard to find meaningful blogs but when I find one, I do bookmark it. I go through them, it make me feel better. It makes me feel accomplished because through blogging, I have extended my boundaries of my imagination. I don’t know how much I love such arthouse blogs; I seriously love the people behind them.

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Monday, January 25, 2016

Vampires and Zombies


Everyone is so fascinated by vampires, the pale creature with unlimited powers like flying, premonition and immortality. They are glorified in movies and books, some of the best looking men like Robert Pattinson (The Twilight Saga), Brad Pitt (Interview with the Vampire), Tom Cruise (Interview with the Vampire), Nicolas Cage (Vampire's Kiss), Tom Hiddleston (Only Lovers Left Alive) and Luke Evans (Dracula Untold) are depicted as vampires. They are fantastic however the zombies look pathetic. They are ugly, without feelings, inhuman, badly shaped creatures. Zombies are the new age monsters, and many scientists predicted them to come into existence after an apocalypse.

While vampires hog the limelight, zombies are always hated. Nobody wants to be a zombie; they are a part of a dystopian society. They are no part of a fairytale. They are often looked down upon by the society. The existence of vampires and zombies are still questioned, however cannibalism is still prevalent in some parts of the world. Vampires are tempted by human blood while zombies love human flesh. Both are equally dangerous but the magical powers of vampires make them look more charming. Zombies are afraid of fire and while vampires couldn’t afford to stand against the sun. Vampires are moonlight charmers.  

In an era where we talk about artificial intelligence, talking about vampires and zombies make you so dated however the fiction associated with these creatures tempts me to write, read and explore about them. They excite me to decipher the dark world that exists beyond the realm of our reality. The mutation, the other world, the underground lifestyle makes me wonder about the gothic world. The unheard voices, the unseen shadows make me think about the alternate/parallel world that functions equally.


Only few things about the planet are known so far, we are still to find out more and between the known and the unknown, there are many things that will always make us think. The existence of vampires and zombies in the modern world can be possible, there can be a breed of half human half animal that has magical powers but they are still not exposed to the brighter world. They are still hiding between the walls, below earth or may be struggling to find an identity amid the so-called intelligent humans. They are living in the dungeons, abandoned parts where humans can’t enter. Vampires and zombies may be a part of fiction however they exist in different forms. If you can’t believe their existence then you have no right to ignore their existence also. They are alive in the minds of many teenagers, many archeologists, many historians and many novelists. If you are equally interested to explore the other world – the sunless kingdom, the post-apocalyptic situation, the fantastic world where utopia and dystopia meets, keep the thirst for the unnatural on, let your hunger navigate easily through unseen corridors of an extended life often known as The Dark World. 

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Fantastico - Curvy Indian Women



Indian women - known for their curvy bosom and well shaped backs needs to be appreciated. Men love women with curves for sure. Gone are the days when skinny women were considered to be the symbol of conventional beauty. Our ancestors were fond of curves and so we are. Nobody wants to date a model with zero size stature. Skinny and slim girls no matter looks good in fashion magazines however in every man's mind, there's always a curvy woman. Curvy women can generate fantasies, they are extremely good in bed and you have enough reasons to start foreplay. The delusion created by fashion houses that only skinny, tall and slim girls can walk on the ramp and represents real beauty is sheer hypocrisy.

Indian women are curvaceous and their curves exude that bit of thunder among men. Curvy women epitomize Indian beauty and we are not competing or following the other world who thinks being skinny with nothing to flaunt is beautiful. God created women for flaunting their curves but humanity is trying to showcase women without them in movies and fashion shows, which is actually defeating the whole purpose of being a woman. You may disagree with my thoughts but I have seen women trying to be like those skinny models because the media houses love them, they are trying to hit the gym to attain the perfect figure, they are doing surgeries to discard fat, I won't say that's bad but why they are doing it. Men love women with great curves not those skinny types.

Plus size woman looks extremely lovely but most women may not agree with me. They want to slim down, be like those conventional bikini types. In India, the hourglass types are very common but most women don’t recognize it. They think, being healthy and full of flesh is unappealing. True appeal lies in those curves; they look great in saree as well in trousers and jeans.  Indian beauty unlike the westerners have the most preferred features, they are divinely shaped. Little bit of fat won’t make a woman unattractive, they look just fine. A curvaceous woman is a blessing to humanity because she could exude so much fantasy in a man’s mind.


There’s no harm if you stay fit but please don’t try hard to replicate those so-called onscreen divas. Beauty is everywhere; you just need to acknowledge them. Craving for a perfect body is fine but copying someone and trying to be someone else is seriously a crime. God created women to flaunt their assets not to reduce them to half with nothing to exhibit. Indian women however have that gift from birth. They are full of those divine curves. There’s too much to explore. From head to toe, Indian women epitomize exquisiteness. They are goddesses hence don’t try to be like the others. Everyone is unique and being curvy is just fine. 

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Impact of Oscar Winning Movies and Meaningful Cinema



Meaningful movies are still considered less entertaining to mass. Oscar winning movies generally tempts the Gold class, the elite group of movie buffs. Only intellectual types invest time watching these award winning movies but are they really so boring? I guess no. These movies highlight the unseen issues happening around the world, these films are original and deals with subjects that need to be treated and reformed.  From Aliens to Pedophilia, from Poverty to Biopics, from Survival Stories to Eternal Romance, from Notoriety to Sanity, Academy winning movies exude class. They are thought provoking movies that you would like to carry home after watching the movie in theatres. Lately, I found a channel called MN+, which showcases the movies I love most, the silent types, those having great aesthetics, those showing historical events, the biopics, the stories of survival etc.

 Movies like Little Children that deals with Pedophilia and Extra Marital affair, The Grand Budapest Hotel that showcases mind blowing visuals, The Wolf of Wall Street that rediscover aspirations, Gone Girl – A Psychological thriller, Gravity – Story about survival, The Pianist – a historical drama, The Great Gatsby that tells a riveting tale of man to conquer his love with wealth, Gravity – tale of survival, Django Unchained – a cult classic about slavery, Inception – about dreams, The Social Network – about friendship and entrepreneurship, Avatar – a VFX delight, Inglourious Basterds tells you a quirky story Hitler and other underground troops, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button – an exciting age reversing drama, Slumdog Millionaire – about hope, The Dark Knight – comic book wonder, Milk – about LGBT rights, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind – another psychological drama, The Lord of the Rings – an epic movie, Titanic – eternal romance, Braveheart – inspiration and leadership, Forrest Gump – ambition and consistency, Schindler's List – about help, Scent of a Woman – the perfect Al Pacino movie, The Godfather – My all time favorite mafia movie and the list goes on.

Oscar winning films deserves to be watched again and again because these movies not only entertains you but also makes you think a lot. The best part comes after watching these movies when you try to dig into the plot and characters by browsing Wikipedia and IMDB. Most of them are adaptations and based on true events. Meaningful cinema may not attract the public but definitely they need to be watched to know about things that’s happening within your society silently. The impact of meaningful cinema on society is huge because they are played by powerful characters and directed by powerhouse directors.  An award just makes it visible to a greater mass; recognition also tempts those who usually prefer to see mindless movies. Self improvement is possible by watching such movies; they are entertaining, full of flesh and surely memorable. For me, these films just make happy!


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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Life without Music



Life without music is mundane, solitary and ordinary. Music inspires you to write, it adds colour to your black and white existence, it acts like a potion for reincarnating your lost passion, it gives those wings of desire. A perfect playlist is important to discard the boredom that arises from stagnant traffic and loneliness. It nourishes your clogged heart; it gives you a reason to move ahead. It makes you feel good. It’s an integral part of your reality. Sounds that make the noise disappear, melodies that transport you to a Neverland, music is therapy for a broken soul, it’s a something that can’t be ignored.

Just like watching a movie, reading an interesting book, having your favorite wine, listening to your kind of music gives you that much need high. You need no hemlock; you need no one around when you have your music running in the background. Imagine you entering a pub without music, driving through long roads without a music system in your car, having candle light dinner with your better half without symphonies in the backdrop, writing poems without Pink Floyd. Imagine life without rock concerts, music festivals, movies without sounds, it’s no life without music and we have to respect the moving sounds created by the masters. Humanity needs music, just like engineering and medicine, Music works for perfecting the living standards of human beings. Exploring music from every genre gives me immense satisfaction. From Rock music to soul stirring symphonies of Beethovan, from the sounds of violin to guitars, from pianos to saxophone, music in any form is beautiful. It’s a tool for peace and harmony; it’s a way to express your inner aspiration.


     

There are music from your childhood, there are music from your teenage, there are music from your adulthood, music is not temporal, memories are associated with them, you remember incidents when you play those songs, you are transported to your past, it’s no less than a time machine. Usually music you listen to repeatedly while travelling becomes a part of you, your mind captures those chords and presents them again when you listen to the same music after years. Flashbacks!


People discuss music in re-unions; people play them in events like marriage, music also connects people from different parts of the world. There’s no language barrier, no discrimination, every composition has a history of its own. From the sweet symphonies from the hills to underground rap, every genre has a story, some pain and some experience. Art is incomplete without that perfect sonata. Good music is something that you can relate to and it keeps changing. It depends upon the place, your state of mind and your companion. Music is an open art form there’s no ending to it. Time will change but the freshness won’t die, every generation will have their own share of musical experience. Music will transform with humanity and humanity will embrace the newness with open arms.

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Saturday, January 02, 2016

365 Movies in 365 Days - My New Year Resolution!


2016, I want to make it grand, productive and entertaining experience and I am ready to indulge in some action, drama and comedy. Let there be too much fiction in my life hence I have taken up a brand new resolution of watching 365 new and old movies in 365 days. I am still preparing a list of Classics, upcoming and world movies for making this year hell of a cinematic experience.

Reading is fun but watching movies is a complete 360 degree experience. Last year, I have seen very few movies especially few selected ones like Star wars, The Martian, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Interstellar, Bahubali, Dil Dhadakne Do, Jurassic World, Furious 7, Fifty Shades of Grey etc. however I am planning to see all the upcoming movies starting from The Hateful Eight, The Revenant, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Now You See Me 2, Deadpool, How to Be Single, Race, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, Hello My Name is Doris, The Jungle Book, Snowden, X-Men: Apocalypse, Finding Dory, Independence Day: Resurgence, The Legend of Tarzan, The BFG, The Girl on the Train and many more. To start with, I will refer to IMDB top 500 movies and select the best ones.


 I am a great fan of MN+ channel and will try to get the movie calendar for fulfilling my wish list for watching 365 movies in 365 days. Why Movies? Watching great movies give me a sense of immense satisfaction to transport myself to a world I opt to stay. It enhances my imagination to tackle real life situation with ease. The monotony of reality makes you feel exhausted but you become the king as soon as you enter the world of cinema. Good, bad, ugly - every movie offers you something. I prefer watching movies more than reading a book because all my senses are involved and reading a book becomes somewhat tiring sometimes. But a good mystery novel is always welcome. Watching movie is my favorite pass time because I can explore so many different facets of life and emotions through the characters and scenes. I know it’s crazy but I am going to make it. Do comment if you are too a movie buff like me.

Also Check Out this Page: The 50 Most Anticipated Films of 2016 and this Disney has 13 movies coming out in 2016