Saturday, December 26, 2009


Hey Guys....
MERRY XMAS to all of you and m sure u guys have had an amazing time on the Christmas eve and now the NEW YEAR is on the it's warming up. Christmas galore and new year splendour everywhere.
For me it's a beginning....a new refreshing lease of life seems to be booming all around me.
Seems all blessings and prayers from all my friends and near and dear ones are reaching fruition,...

Finally.....palak shukla's (me) debut on stage happened yesterday on the Christmas eve with all gusto and galore. Receiving appreciation for our work is a real high and m blessed to experience that.
So.. now after the show all gearing up to greet NEW YEAR with great expectations and dreams and Wishes that every body's wish comes true in the coming year, and we all would be able to achieve our goals and setting new ones to aim higher.
SO...keep moving forward...

Tuesday, December 15, 2009


Hi all........
yeah.. i know...a long gap but m here again :) who else to share my thoughts with....ahem..ahem...
i watched a newly released movie today "ROCKET SINGH"..., NOPES..u guys getting wrong. m not here to discuss cinema or to do any kind of review on the movie. But what thrilled me the most was the chain of humiliating instances that rocket singh in the story goes through. was very relative,as we all go through at some or the other point though i must say that when the entire world humiliates you and if ur family or your special someone is there with you with all their strength and support it becomes easier to face challenges.
But fret not even when they are not there with you i always remember this that i am there for myself and you don't lose till you don't give up and you don't give up till u have faith in yourself.
So, no matter what...with or without your closed ones, keep going..Have FAITH in yourself and that's all what is required.
Sometimes, it's the closest people who ends up hurting you may be at times unintentionally...don't lose heart..keep going. i am writing all this because i understand that situation as i was also asked by someone very close, "WHAT I HAVE ACHIEVED IN LIFE TILL DATE"..may be he asked in a wrong frame of mind or may be he has high expectations from me.
I could but i didn't ask him back that"WHAT HE COULD DO WITH HIS LIFE TILL DATE"..
it's not the matter of accusing each other ,,but i feel life is an entire journey, with varied definitions of success. Chase yours with believe in yourself if some people come along with you ,,,it's blessing otherwise still you go on.
If your chase achieve success it's your reward otherwise at least you had the guts to chase your dreams, follow your will and strength to trust your instincts.
NO RISK NO GAIN... always remember...might be a calculated risk...But VICTORY always comes with chances of LOSING all......... BEST OF LUCK.........

Saturday, December 5, 2009


Indian cinema is growing leaps and bounds and that's a real good news, calls for a celebration. Our cinema always had emotions and brilliance but now along with advance technology and superb performances from some of our seasoned artists we are also making great advancement in script and story-telling department.
Cinema is getting more concise, sharp, witty and at the same time thought provokingly entertaining.
I know li'l contradictory but the new age cinema what i would like to call it, is dishing entertainment along with social awareness and i am happy that the age old habit of indian cinema of exaggerating situations and emotions has toned down to effective underplay in recent times.
So........No more HAMMING...............
Movies like "TAARE ZAMEEN PAR' and just released "PAA" are great examples of creating awareness about certain almost unknown (to common man) diseases while creating a beautiful and sensitive chord with the audience.
It's remarkable as cinema is a powerful and effective medium as it uses language of connect and emotion and i believe that this new wave will definitely be a strong support in creating a better nation with better human beings. Though the process might seem subtle but surely will prove effective.......So......Rock on...............

Wednesday, December 2, 2009


Silence can be deafening at times,when all of sudden the past lurks around and starts playing with a maddening velocity that the eardrums go numb and futile, shocking the brain nerves.
An emotional hullabaloo begins inside the trembling soul trying to free itself from all the memories as if searching for the cntrl+del button.
Haunting memories are the most devastated ones having the dangerous potential to effect the present too, goes without saying screwing the mental balance.
Still,the HARP of painful melodies keeps playing inside unceremoniously, deep inside inflicting injuries all over.
Being sensitive never pays off actually. it's a curse than a blessing coz the unwanted vibrations also are able to jolt your heart and soul trying to knock you off on your path.
The mind gets distracted stressing nerves all over, silently following the aching heart and soul.
Everything seems futile, the journey of life, the experiences, the people, the bonds, the ceremonies, in a nutshell life itself.
But...No it's not the way to cope up..things change,experiences pass,time flashes and life keeps moving and with that we have to keep moving.So let it pass..let this agony be a temporary phase like all other things and let me try to make my mind again agile and sharp,alert and ready to learn, ready to take -on new experiences. Let me be ready again to feel the benevolence of ALMIGHTY with all my strength. AMEN..............................


Susceptibility is the name of weakness....a weakness that is strong enough to toss your life. Still..we all are susceptible.
Emotional susceptibility, physical or mental susceptibility we all are victim of in different stages of life. To overcome this weakness and to turn it into our strength that's what is all about achieving balance.
Though easier said than done,as we all know but as the saying goes somewhere in trying to achieve perfection one can reach excellence. on it and keep going...Have a fun day..all................

Monday, November 30, 2009


LIFE-IT's my life...resonates in my mind whenever i hear this is the name of varied variations...each individual has it's own definition for life .. a definition that keeps changing with the changing shades of life. actually that's what makes LIFE interesting. Isn't it??

We all suffer from multiple personality disorder i feel, though in different proportions.Each day of life..i feel different. One day ready to take-on the world and the other the loser..that's what the magic of LIFE does to me.

Categorically....scholars have also defined life in nine different shades...that normally we artistes spends life in emulating those shades n trying to live different characters ranging from simple to complex.

Despite of all this simplification ...and all this gyan on life...R we ever able to understand remains enigmatic to us..that's the beauty of life. After all of tarot and astrology still we remain clueless and curious about the future. So...then we start chanting
mantra and keep going trying to keep our faith in our faiths :)

Now...i think that's LIFE...resolved yet unresolved...enigmatic..mysterious..a yet new ever-changing definition :)

Sunday, November 29, 2009

myths n facts about THANKSGIVING

Thanksgiving is a holiday surrounded by myths and legends. Many societies have a day set aside to give thanksgiving for the many blessings they enjoy. Following are some interesting facts about this beloved holiday.
  1. While most Americans think of the Pilgrims as celebrating the first Thanksgiving in America, there are some claims that others in the New World should be recognized as first. For example, in Texas there is a marker that says, "Feast of the First Thanksgiving – 1541."

  2. The date of what is typically recognized as the first Thanksgiving is not precisely known though it occurred between September 21 and November 9, 1621. The Plymouth Pilgrims dined with the Wampanoag Indians for the first Thanksgiving.

  3. The First Thanksgiving lasted for three days.

  4. According to Edward Winslow, a participant in the first Thanksgiving, the feast consisted of corn, barley, fowl including wild turkeys and waterfowl, and venison.

  5. 52 Pilgrims attended the first Thanksgiving in
    1. 1621 including John Alden, William Bradford, Priscilla Mullins, and Miles Standish.

    2. Approximately 50 Native Americans attended the first Thanksgiving including Massasoit and Squanto - the Pilgrim's translator.

    3. The First Thanksgiving was actually a secular event that was not repeated. A Calvinist Thanksgiving actually did occur in 1623 and did not involve sharing food with the Native Americans.

    4. The first national celebration of Thanksgiving was declared in 1775 by the Continental Congress. This was to celebrate the win at Saratoga during the American Revolution. However, this was not an annual event.

    5. In 1863, two national days of Thanksgiving were declared: One celebrated the Union victory at the Battle of Gettysburg. The other began the Thanksgiving holiday we still celebrate today.

    6. The author of "Mary Had a Little Lamb," Sarah Josepha Hale, was key in getting Thanksgiving officially recognized as a national holiday.

    7. Each year the President officially declares a day of National Thanksgiving.

    8. Since Harry Truman, every president has pardoned a turkey for Thanksgiving.

Singleton - A Bliss ???

Single and ready to mingle... That’s a popular statement that you hear every time someone realizes that you are single and make others (read committed) light up with envy. Green seems to flash everywhere and you wonder what the hell did you do to see so may green bulbs go flashing about.

As Singles go hobnobbing enjoying every bit of life without any worries or responsibility the attached found themselves sulking in the corner over silly fights or all the time thinking about their partner"s reaction before doing any act. Be it the pubs, clubs or having friends of the opposite sex. You name it and they seem to be enjoying every excitement available to them.. the allusion of happiness surrounds them. it actually the scenario...everything has it's pros n cons so if we feel that singleton is a bliss than relationship too has it's own advantages.As a human being we all are governed by emotions and to be loved by someone is the most intense emotion we all want to experience.

Most of the times people remain single for longer times due to certan circumstances and given situations in their lives.Don’t you think that they too want to feel the warmth or just reach out and to know that someone is there who cares about. Someone to just lean over and lay your head on, a loving shoulder to support . The pleasure of knowing that you are treasured and wanted and to know that you are not all alone in the world. And that there is someone to make you feel better when the skies are grey. Someone to hold your hand and walk along with you on the unfamiliar paths that we come across at every stage of our lives. Who wouldn’t want these things in their lives
So, all those who have been wanting to trade places, be happy that you are blessed in the manner that God did create the Mr. Right or Ms. Right just for you. It’s just a matter of time before you too will sail in the bliss boat of happiness that your heart so much desires. It’s never too late for good things to happen to you. You need to be optimistic and the sun will shine sooner than you know it. cheers.............

Saturday, November 28, 2009

TO BE OR NOT TO BE first blog n that too not in the right frame of mind. anyways...better late than be or not to eternal question i struggle with all the time. i have always found that life is like a mirage atleast that's the way my experiences have made me feel all the time...the more u chase the farther it shines like a dewdrop from the distant but u reach there and voila, it's said that everything happens for a reason so is it me that this happens on a repetitive base or everybody goes through this. well...m going through it nth time and must say still not getting use to it. is there a hidden meaning or a lesson for me ????

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Ok... i m here !

Finally.... Phew... after much persuasion from my friends i m here.....

Rest later !

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