Gem of a movie #1 : Truly Madly Deeply

Now, whenever I come across a movie that must be written about, no matter how old it is, I shall spread awareness about the same through my blog. After watching Alan Rickman as Snape in the Harry Potter series and also after watching him in Die Hard (by chance), I was eager to see his other works.. and the first one that I lay my hands on was a 1990 classic called Truly Madly Deeply.

Truly Madly Deeply (TMD) is about a woman trying to come to terms with the loss of the man she loved – Jamie (Alan Rickman) and how she almost ‘wills’ him to come back and voila! he returns.. but she knows not what is in store for her.. just when she thought her world revolved around Jamie, life (and Jamie) had other plans for her..

A beautiful film about loving, losing and living.. with superb performances from Alan Rickman and Juliet Stevenson and a supporting act by Michael Maloney, this movie is a great watch. If you are one of those who has truly loved and lost someone, you will value and treasure this movie but no matter what frame of mind you are in, this movie will make you love your loved ones, just a little bit more 🙂

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Asha ki ‘kiran’

Today was a special day for Nagpurkars. Today was a special day for me, as I got the chance to attend a public talk by Kiran Bedi on how corruption is India’s biggest enemy. It being a Saturday, I knew a lot of people would turn out to listen to her speak, but I did not know Nagpur would generate such a tremendous
response to this personality’s arrival in Nagpur.
I was thrilled to be a part of a 5000-people strong crowd, consisting of people from all age-groups, all there 
to be a part of Kiran Bedi’s movement against corruption. Without going into the details of what she mentioned in her talk, what struck me the most was the sheer humility that a person of her stature displayed. 
She is one lady who has been named one of the most trusted Indians in a survey by Readers Digest and the most admired Indian female by The Week, another great magazine. 
Just her words are enough to convince a person of her strife and sheer dedication towards a selfless cause – of making India corruption-free, of making India a super-power, of tackling so many problems that the country faces. I had goosebumps by the time she finished her talk and I wished some day I could be 10% of what she is. That someday, I could be able to show such determination and passion about things I stand for and actually make a difference. 
Kiran Bedi, you are inspiring in just so many ways. I am proud to have you as one of my role models. 
Jai Hind! 🙂