Monday, December 27, 2010

Of new beginnings...

I have been thinking of writing an End of Year post for the last one month. While I thought of recapturing what I did through the months, the eternal optimist in me refused to bask in past glory. I live in the hope of augmenting more empathy, affability and humility each passing year.

This last scene from Sleepless in Seattle essentially sums up the reason why no other can take the topmost place on my all time favourites' list. While there may have been a lot of movies before and after this, no one can ever bring to the big screen what Sam and Annie unmasked to me as an audience - Magic! In a strange way, this movie has always been a sign of hope, of laughter, of sunshine...

To all those who have taken time to read this post, have a wonderful year ahead!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

South Asian Challenge - 2011

At a time when I was trying to work out a new resolution list, Swaram from The Song of Life (a wonderful blog I have been ghost-reading for a while now) presented the best option - a reading challenge!

Books have been my companions in the truest of sense. Weird but true because I have laughed with them, cried my eyes out and grown with hundreds of stories over the last 2 decades of my passage on this planet. From the Faraway Tree series to Les Miserables to Harry Potter, the trajectory of my literary journey has been extremely fulfilling.

The South Asian Challenge 2011 caught my interest because of its vision. The fervor S Krishna has for books and promoting regional authors is evident to anyone who visits her blog.

Considering I am beyond redemption in sticking to resolutions, I hope my love for a good read will not let me down next year. So, I says, Bring It On!