‘He is so shy’ was the first thought that came to her mind when she saw him. He was sitting across the table, hidden behind his large pair of glasses that covered half his face, quietly sipping the coffee. He wasn’t handsome or good looking. He wasn’t bad looking either. In fact, he was ordinary. One would probably not even notice him in a crowd.
He was awfully diffident. She couldn’t help but wonder what was wrong with him. Why did he agree to a blind date if he didn’t even want to talk? She was unsure about this and just wanted to go home. Why did she even agree to meet this guy? Her friend who set them up would soon get a hate message from her; she was determined on that. ‘Never go out with friend’s colleagues will be my life’s motto now’, she thought to herself…
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The Indian publishing industry is growing day by day. The tremendous success of authors like Chetan Bhagat, Amish, Ashwin Sanghi and many others have encouraged a number of aspiring writers to pick up the pen. As a result, a number of authors are coming out with their debut works every year. However, while the number of such works in India is increasing at an alarming rate, there are very few works that you can rate as worth reading or having some sort of substance. In other words, among the growing number of Indian authors, there are very few who impress you with their works. The book under review is one such work, which you may call as an impressive first appearance of a young writer.
‘Dreams Don’t Lie’ is the first novel of Anusuya M., who is an engineer by profession and writer by passion…
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Robert Aldrich | 107 mins | TV | 4:3 | USA / English | PG
Jack Palance is an actor wanting out of his studio contract in this stagey film noir.
The entire film takes place in his house, with a parade of supporting characters coming and going to variously persuade him to stay, persuade him to quit, or persuade him to do other things (saucy!) It’s not just the limited location that makes it feel stagey, though, but also the style of dialogue and the performances. I’m never quite able to put my finger on it, but there’s a certain way playwrights seem to pen dialogue that just feels like it’s from theatre, and The Big Knife (which is adapted from a stage play) has it.
Palance is very good, playing against expectations as an actor who sold out his artistry and is now struggling to be brave enough…
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Gossiping about others won’t do you any good and will only make you feel jealous and bitter. I feel that for us to be happy and content me must avoid this pitfall and focus on our own life instead.
2. Negative thinking
Thinking negatively is bound to affect your happiness since you are focusing on the gray areas of life, instead of positive emotions. Negative things keep us worried and mentally disturbed all the time.
3. What others think about you
One factor on which you have absolutely no control – so try and avoid it to stay happy. Don’t ponder over what others might be thinking about you. You can never alter somebody’s opinion. But if you spend too much time on that and try to please all, you will eventually forget who you truly are. So just listen to your heart and do what your intuition is telling you.
4. Remembering troubles from the past
We must forget what happened in the past and how it impacted our life. Do not think too much about it as you cannot change what has already happened. Infact, our past mistakes can act as a guide and teach us valuable lessons. So learn from them and let your past go.
5. Holding onto resentment
We all do it and then feel too stressed to lead a happy life. Holding on to resentment will simply intensify our hard feelings and negative emotions, making you feel sad deep down. We must stop thinking of our past. We will have a new sense of freedom and satisfaction when we get the better of our pent-up anger and frustration.
6. Arguing to prove you are right
All of us cling to our opinions, whether we are right or wrong. There is nothing wrong in presenting our point of view. But we must be rational and listen carefully to what others have to say. A different perspective always helps. After all, we always have the choice to agree or disagree at the end of it.
7. Nurturing huge expectations
Let go of undue expectations – they can undermine our happiness as we keep looking for life’s little rewards where there is none. Learn to accept people for who they really are and forget what they can do for you. William Shakespeare quoted “Expectation is the root of all heartache.”
8. Ignoring problems
We must not avoid problems. It is always better to solve those issues in the very beginning. Otherwise, the stress and anxiety of knowing that something is brewing and you are consciously avoiding it will make you worried and miserable.