Skip to main content

Love struck.

                  Life is a bag of surprises. What might pop out at what hour,  we never know. A bit like the magician's trunk. I was so lost in the day to day inanities, that I failed to realise when I was struck with Cupid's arrow! Yes, Cupid's arrow, as in, 'falling in love'. I am at an age where I very well know that 'love' is nothing but a chemical imbalance caused by our crazy hormones. The result is, we behave like absolute dim wits, who know not what they do! But, in spite of that, here I am, with a heart lost to a man, far beyond my reach.

               Oh, come on! Don't start giggling and calling me insane! Love has no shelf life. It can happen anytime, anywhere. It ain't in our hands, is it?  I realised I had fallen in love quite recently. I mean, I realised it was love and not just infatuation. And, believe me, as I said earlier, it is a MAN I am in love with. A real, live man. An older man, to be precise. No young guys for me. Don't you know, wine tastes better with age?  What? Is it getting weirder and weirder? Well, thats life!

             Now, I know you will wonder why am I announcing it to the world. Well, for the simple reason that, you all are my dear friends. Don't we share our innermost feelings  with our friends? So, here's his picture: he is tall, dark, handsome, with a voice that makes me go weak in the knees. Yes, it is his voice that did the trick! And, the salt and pepper hair, those intense eyes and that electrifying personality. Oh! Merely thinking about him makes my heart skip a beat, too many!

              What did you say? Does my husband know about it? Yes, sir, he does! I told him. In fact, I made the announcement the other day. He seems to be okay with it.  Look, I confess, I am happily married, but,  what can I do? I have a heart so big. Two men can easily reside there, happily, ever after.

           His name? Didn't you all realise it by now?.Who else has that baritone voice, that striking personality, which at the age of 70 plus can give youngsters a run for their money? Yes, Amitabh Bachchan, who else?! The sexy old man of our very own Bollywood, who makes a million female hearts go aflutter. Well, mine did! So, here is fodder for gossip for all you bored-with-life souls out there. Go ahead, talk. Have a good day! Hope you all learn to enjoy life a bit, fall in love, a bit. It is fun!

           Oops!  Forgot to mention, there are a couple of them more in line. A certain Mr. Gere and Mr. Ford, from overseas, too, took away my heart and swept me off my feet!

            

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

The motherhood challenge.

            A  few days ago, a dear friend of mine wrote a touching post disapproving the 'motherhood challenge' that has been going viral on Facebook. Motherhood challenge is all about women posting pictures with their children and tagging other women, who according to them, are 'awesome mothers'. But, my friend felt that by adding the words challenge and dare,  they were drawing a divide between themselves and others who weren't blessed enough.  I was touched by her views that defended women who might feel marginalised by such a challenge, although that might not be the motive behind it at all.
          Wonder how many women would feel the way my friend did! How many of the 'blessed ones' try and understand that behind such decisions might lie a reason, a helplessness that gives a woman endless pain? We haven't chosen to stay childless because of a lack of fondness for children. There were reasons and circumstances that stood in the way of us holdin…

You are The Man!

I admit, I am late in discussing this event, but did you watch the controversial 'Koffee with Karan' episode, two weeks ago? The one where the ubertalented Kangana Ranaut and Saif Ali Khan were Karan Johar's guests on his famous couch, sipping coffee along with him? Did you notice Kangana's confidence and her sassiness?   Do you remember her repartees, her jibes, her ripostes that were well-aimed at Mr. Johar? How fearlessly she spoke her mind without mincing words! And, she was in conversation with one of the Big Daddies of Bollywood.

I confess, I am an admirer of Ms. Ranaut, and I was blown away by her candour. The fact that she gave two hoots about diplomacy, and about the men in power in the hindi film industry,  shows how self-assured she is. She wasn't born into the industry, with a silver spoon; she entered the industry as an "outsider", who, despite being written off by the industry bigwigs, worked her way up the very competitive ladder, right to…

How I wish I could turn back the clock!

"Youth comes but once in a life time!"
               ___H.W.Longfellow.



             Traversing through  life, how often do we look back wistfully at our past and wish we could go back, wish we could live it all over again, just one more time?   Each time we witness the young around us enjoying life, enjoying their freedom and pursuing dreams with an enviable vigour, how we wish we could swap places! Sigh.

             A few days ago, I happened to have a chat with a 23 year old cousin. Excited about her future and the plans she had chalked out for herself, she had quite a lot to share with me. The sparkle in her eyes and the enthusiasm in her voice spoke a lot about how eager she was to embark upon the path she had chosen! Her enthusiasm was, indeed, contagious, for it left me yearning to turn the clock back and re-enter that age I left behind almost 2 decades ago.

          Were I to find Aladdin's lamp, I would ask the Genie to transport me back to the past I so wish…