Bakhtavar~The Village “Man Bitch” ~Memories of Ek Veer Ki Ardaas Veera~

suffering from a national

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…..Don’t ask him about Gurupreet. Yes, if you ask him about Ratan, he will answer quickly. The person will keep the information about the place he is interested in. That’s why he knows more about Sampoorna’s house and not his. Is it not, Kartar? I am correct, right? Don’t look at me like that. I feel scared. I had forgotten that you are ready to kill and die for Ratan. [Bakhtavar]

Bakhtavar, the village knows that you are shameless. No one can change you. At least have a shame, you should respect the village. [Kartar]

And who are you roaming around with? [Bakhtavar]

I am Sampoorna’s friend. [Nihal]

Sampoorna’s friend? Great Kartar! Sampoorna’s life is full of secrets. All of a sudden he has a daughter and now he has a friend coming out of no where. Perhaps, tomorrow he’ll have another wife. [Bakhtavar]

You! [Kartar] 

(Kartar holds his hand up in disgust and ready to pounce down on Bakhtavar but Nihal stops him and speaks)

Can I tell you something? It’s strange that God has blessed you with a man’s body but you do not talk like a man. It’s truly said that a true man is the one who has the ability to fight one on one. And the history proves that the one who attacks from behind is known as a coward and the one who attacks bravely is a man. Did you get it? [Nihal]

(Bakhtavar angrily walks away after Nihal set the record straight.)

Was there any enmity between Sampoorna and him? [Nihal]

That’s a long story, I’ll tell you that some other time. But I tell you one thing. All this will settle when Sampoorna comes back. Lets go. [Kartar]

~Kapil Nirmal as Nihal Singh ~ ~Rumi Khan as Bakhtawar Singh~ ~Harsh Vashisht as Kartar Singh~ ~~Ek Veer Ki Ardaas Veera~~

Whenever you feel like a

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honey you should be a man for

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stop being such a bitch and

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No One To Dress Up For…..Women Don’t Flaunt Their Beauty Uselessly: Memories Of Ek Veer Ki Ardaas Veera

Wooden Jewelry chest.

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In pursuit of your return my makeup and accessories have been ignored. (she says this in her mind while looking through her chest brimming over with beautiful jewelry, lipstick, nail polish and of all sorts lovely trinkets)

Do you remember? You loved to adorn me. Each time you used to buy me something new from the city……. I was addicted to it. To adorn and beautify myself. But what do I do? (as she holds each item in her hands painful memories resurface) [Ratan]

(Ranvijay enters her room)

~Mom!….. so many ornaments (he smiles) why don’t you use them….? [Ranvijay]

(she is a bit startled and disturbed by his abruptly walking in as he interrupts her private thought process so she attempts to close and lock the chest)

~Speak up mom! What are you doing here? (he looks inside the chest) [Ranvijay]

Go, Veera (Harshita Ojha) may get scared. [Ratan]

~Mom, Veera is asleep. Mom, tell me. You have ample ornaments. Why don’t you use them? [Ranvijay]

Having ornaments are not enough reason to dress up. There has to be someone to….women don’t flaunt their beauty uselessly. Don’t you flaunt all your new attire before Veera?…. before friends? So whom do I flaunt it before? [Ratan]

~Before yourself and for us….. mom I want to see you in your old attire. I remember you used to… use makeup. What’s wrong? Why are you crying? (he wipes away her tears)

Why are you crying? Are you crying because these things are old things? Should I buy new ones? [Ranvijay]

You can’t buy me what I want. [Ratan]

~What is it? Please tell me, I will buy it for you. [Ranvijay]

Can you bring back your father? [Ratan]

~Mom take care of them all, you can use them when dad returns home. Go to sleep mom. [Ranvijay]


~Ranvijay (Bhavesh Balchandani)~ ~Veera (Harshita Ojha)~ ~Ratan (Sneha Wagh)~




get up, dress up & show up “

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Think that playing dress up

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Love Me Some ABBA: Dancing Queen


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OMG! I just love, love, love Abba! Always did and always will!

Agnetha Faltskog, Bjorn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, and Anni-Frid Lyngstad, singing “Dancing Queen” that old seventies song by this Swedish pop, rock & disco singing group is so, so amazing.

And of course at my favorite & famous go to place, trusty YouTube is where I go to get a video or two of their amazing performances.

So I thoroughly enjoyed watching some of their old performances on YouTube this weekend. I tell you they don’t make music like this anymore! Singing along at the top of my lungs is what I like to do.

I designate this song as this week’s perfect “work out” song to get me happily moving my body quite a bit.

Dancing Queen Costume Ladies

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Dancing Queen - Lyrics (Mama

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Dancing Queen”

Y is for Young at Heart

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You can dance, you can jive, having the time of your life

See that girl, watch that scene, digging the Dancing Queen

Friday night and the lights are low

Looking out for the place to go

Where they play the right music, getting in the swing

You come in to look for a king

Anybody could be that guy

Night is young and the music’s high

With a bit of rock music, everything is fine

You’re in the mood for a dance

And when you get the chance…

You are the Dancing Queen, young and sweet, only seventeen

Dancing Queen, feel the beat from the tambourine

You can dance, you can jive, having the time of your life

See that girl, watch that scene, digging the Dancing Queen

You’re a teaser, you turn ’em on

Leave them burning and then you’re gone

Looking out for another, anyone will do

You’re in the mood for a dance

And when you get the chance…

You are the Dancing Queen, young and sweet, only seventeen

Dancing Queen, feel the beat from the tambourine

You can dance, you can jive, having the time of your life

See that girl, watch that scene, digging the Dancing Queen

Queenlov Abba, Mononym Frida,

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LOVE~ VIRTUE or VICE: Swaragini-Jodein Rishton Ke Sur

I am pretty, but not

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Love is a vice

Love is a vice indeed


we fall for it


we fall for it



~Tejaswi Prakash Wayangankar as Ragini Lakshya Maheshwari~

~SWARAGINI-Jodein Rishton Ke Sur~

Virtue and Vice

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A Lonely Woman: Memories Of Ek Veer Ki Ardaas Veera

Autumn is a Lonely Business

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A lonely woman looks like

a piece of bread on the road to others.

Everyone tries to grab it,

attempt to claim it,

that’s what has happened to me…..


~ Ratanjeet Sampooran Singh~ (Sneha Wagh)


Bride Shortage in North India

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Bollywood Movies, Hindi Serials And Books: My Most Favorite Of Hobbies

“Calgon, take me away!

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Most people remember that old 1970′ – 80’s commercial slogan “Calgon take me away” and in the commercial you’d see a scene with a beautiful woman taking a sudsy bath surrounded by nature.

Well from the moment the theme songs play, credits roll and I begin to see the main characters struggles, emotions, joys and dreams come alive. I myself am instantly transported and taken away into another world, their world. It’s so liberating!

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So just as there are characters in a book that come alive through a mind with heavy imagination, so does watching a good movie do the same. A good book and a good movie are amazing choices and alternatives that intertwine in some way and I find a great deal of pleasure in doing either one at the times I choose.

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I must confess that I own a huge collection of various books, Bollywood DVD’s and enjoy watching at least three or more different types of Hindi serials on cable.

And so I’m not ashamed but proud to say I’m a full fledged geek when it comes to Bollywood movies and Hindi serials of the highest degree. LOL!

Best Hindi Serials of 2014

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You Leave Me Breathless: Acchi Lagti Ho

~mujhe tum chupke chupke jab aise dekhti ho achi lagti ho

when you steal glances at me like that…. you leave me breathless

~kabhi zulfon se, kabhi aanchal se jab khelti ho achi lagti ho

when you play with a straying hair or your scarf….. you leave me breathless


~mujhe dekh ke jab tum yun thandi aahein bharte ho ache lagte ho

when you sigh heavily while looking at me…. you leave me breathless

~mujhko jab lagta hai tum mujhpe hi marte ho ache lagte ho

when i feel like I’m the only one you love…. you leave me breathless


~tum mein ae meherbaan saari hai khoobiyan

within you, my love are all the virtues

~bholaapan, saadgi, dilkashi, taazgi

the innocence, the simplicity, the delight fulness, the freshness


~dilkashi tumse hai, taazgi tumse hai

all my charm is due to you my freshness is thanks to you

~tum huwe hamnashen, ho gayi main hasen

now that you’re my lover I’ve become so much more beautiful


~rang tumse mile hai saare

my every hue comes from you


Song: Achi Lagti Ho From The Movie: Kuch Na Kaho

~Raj (Abhishekh Bachchan)~*~Namrata (Aishwarya Rai)~

Music by, Shankar-Eshaan-Loy*Lyrics by, Javed Akhtar

Singers, Udit Narayan, Kavita Krishnamorthy

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Abhishek n Aishwarya at Raavan London premiere

Abhishek n Aishwarya at Raavan London premiere (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The movie “Kuch Na KaHo” is so amazing and ah so beautiful. It’s made my list of another one of my favorite romantic Bollywood movies. So if you haven’t seen this movie by now…. well you missed a good one and if you plan to watch it get a nice size box of tissues ready. (LOL)

The choreography in combination with the music and lyrics of this particular song “Acchi Lagti Ho” is one of my favorites and is so amazing! You can just feel the love…. (LOL!) I love the snappy happy feel of this song.

There are moments in this movie where you’ll want to laugh as well as cry. It’s so…so sweet and romantic with a big letter “R” in it. Although it is quite long….. I found I still could not take my eyes away from watching. Except for once when I paused to get my popcorn, lemonade and snacks from the kitchen. Also I must confess that I’ve watched this movie more than once. So there… I feel better.

Starring is two of my favorites of Indian actors/actresses is Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan. I tell you I love these two to death! And by the way….they are great on screen together. The chemistry they share is amazing! I am sure all their fans agree to the fact that they seem to be such an amazing couple off screen as well.

I feel this movie was not the typical Indian arranged marriage movie that you normally see because this one has a little twist to it (I like to call it spice) and so that’s what made this one stand out for me among all the others I’ve watched thus far.

Plainly speaking this movie leaves you with a warm fuzzy, loving feeling and is absolutely heart touching. I absolutely adored this one for sure.

The YouTube Music video “Acchi lagti ho (Kuch na Kaho)” is amazing to watch!

she's the bollywood equivalent of anjelina jolie!

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My Niece Is Back….. And So Is This Doggone Spider

Drift away at Gaia[4]_ed

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My lovely niece is back home from her 4 day retreat. We talked for a while on the phone about her mini vacation. It sounded like she really had an amazing time.

The way she described it sounded so awesome. She said she stayed in the dorms they provided and she shared a room with another lady from Boston. She enjoyed the pool, the sauna and all the other activities including listening to the various speakers on this retreat that inspired everyone to go back home and live better lives. The vegetarian food sounded amazing and she said everyone got a chance to meet the cook. It sounded like this retreat was life changing for her.

I told her to be sure to book a spot for me because I’d love to come next time she goes.

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Now about this spider…..

The other day as I was standing next to the washer and dryer machines in my home and noticed something on the floor so I got the broom and dustpan to sweep it up. But it was a spider. A creepy ugly spider.

Well before I could spray some pest spray on it, the doggone thing disappeared underneath the clothes dryer. So I sprayed some around the floor underneath the dryer hoping to put it out of it’s misery. (LOL!) But two days later I saw something on the floor next to the dryer again. Well I was no fool! (LOL!) I figured it might have been a spider. Low and behold it was. That “spray” did not send it to it’s final resting place! It came out and was sitting there not moving at all. I guess letting me know it was still alive and kicking after all that “pest spray” I sprayed over there the other day. Heavens sake that thing should have been dead was my first thought and how that thing is still alive who knows. Well I got out a can of the tough stuff this time. Raid!!!! I sprayed it once again. GOT CHA!!! (LOL!)

Well I hope I got him this time. Imagine a spider with nine lives. No I don’t want to think of a spider with nine lives. Gosh I hate spiders and any creepy crawly thing. Bugs, spiders and crawling things are not my cup of tea. (I guess that’s why I am always cleaning.) And where was my knight in shining armor to help me. Yes a man to get those bugs and things like that for me. He was not at home at the time. Aw Shucks!

Just reminds me of the Munsters. You know that old 60’s show. There was always cobwebs and spiders everywhere especially on that old rickety stair case and underneath was that fire breathing thing! That old ugly dragon called Spot. Eddie’s pet. Oh Geesh! Let me go.

Spider Cartoon Stock

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staircase of the Munster

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“Preachers of LA Show” well…. in my opinion they have truly turned their so called “Houses Of God/Churches” into dens of thieves.


PAS5 Getting Sultry with Salsa

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Been listening to some old love songs over the weekend with my hubby…. watched a few Barry White video love songs too on YouTube & their so romantic & hot!!! But in the meantime hoping everyone’s weekend was amazing & relaxing.


My number one favorite tunes

* Let The Music Play*

* Love’s Theme*

* Never Gonna Give You Up*

* Practice What You Preach*

I love the video on YouTube with the pretty woman dancing & prancing in the background as he sings—so sexy yeah!


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Ahhh! my most favorite photo of handsome Barry with his ponytail.

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When I Think Of Home…….

“Instead of wondering when your next vacation is,

maybe you should set up a life you don’t need to escape from.”

by Seth Godin


Cozy Hand Drawn Sofa At Blue

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As far back as I could remember I have always loved living in my own space/home. It’s kinda hard for me to spend any nights away from home even when it’s an ideal place to be. If it were left up to me I never would sleep anywhere else in the world. It’s in my home that I love making it comfortable and I love being creative by decorating it into a style that is uniquely mine.

When I think of home I think………

home is the place of rest where I can escape from a hectic world, where I could relax, be renewed and not afraid to be myself.

Home for me is…..

somewhere I could relax quietly in a comfy chair with a side table, lamp or candle, a cozy rug in a cozy corner somewhere.

Where I could….

read a good book, magazine, the bible or light a candle, meditate and pray.

Where I could…………

find places to put my books, journals and other joys and things.

There’s nothing like………

a spot in the kitchen at the table where I can sit on a chair or bench, sip on some hot chocolate, coffee or tea and see our yard cats curl up sitting in my window.

Or where……

my bathroom is well stocked with bath salts, shower gels or delicious soaps where I can pamper and get clean and d-stressed.

Glass Bottle Wind ChimesOutside my windows are wind chimes…….

and I can hear them as the wind blows softly. It sounds so amazing to my ears. And each chime has a different melody.

My music is………….

relaxing nature sounds, classical music, zen music, soft jazz and R& B.


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Cozy Home. Original watercolor

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Some Simple Ways I Like To Decorate:

*Cut out of a magazine a photo of peaches, apples, flowers etc.. and put it in a frame and hang on a wall.

*To go on nature walks, bringing a basket or bag with me as I pick up some acorns, pine combs, colorful leaves, rocks etc. Picking wild flowers to bring home instead of having to buy flowers. I use the things I find to do crafting or to decorate the house in simple ways.

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