If we were having coffee ..15 October

if-we-were-having-coffee-2Hello everyone!  This time I am back sooner.  Its the bright sunshine, I tell you.  Well I was not a fan of the sunshine as we get it abundantly in India.  But, a short stint under the grey, wet, cold skies of London and I fell in love with the sun.

The last week with the Navratri holiday on Tuesday was more hectic than usual, so much so that I now hate holidays happening in the middle of the week.  It just piles on the work.  It completely threw off my reading and writing schedules.  I have to review two books – Untamed by Laxmi Hariharan and She Leads, She walks by Gunjan Jain.  Both books are out of my comfort zone,  one is fantasy and the other is non-fiction.  Reviews will be coming up next week.  

The Navratri speakers kept me awake at night and I watched two movies during the time.  Dhoni the Untold story was good.  But the second half of the story sounded very fake.  But hey,  Sushant Singh Rajput was good in the role.  I also saw the movie Parched.  I started to watch the movie at 12am and finished it at 2am.  It was excellent.  The movie has been following me around since then.  Very well-written and directed.  The movie plays out very simplistically.  But it is the underlying deeper issues which it highlights that has left me shaken and thinking.  It has some shades of Khaled Hosseini’s A Thousand Splendid Suns although it is not as complex.  Forget Pink and Dhoni.  Watch Parched.  Tanishta Chatterjee and Radhika Apte have given stellar performances.

Next I am looking out for Ae Dil Hai Mushkil.  Books and Movies and lazy weekends.  What else does a girl.. err.. woman want!

Aah Diwali cleaning.. there is still couple of weeks.

12 thoughts on “If we were having coffee ..15 October

  1. You’d been to London?
    Good to know you’ve caught up with the latest movies. I WAtched Parched too – definitely one of the better ones to come out in recent times

    1. Yes. been to London and stayed for few months. I love the place and have spent hours exploring on my own. Sadly it was the pre-blogging, pre-camera days. Else, I would have had so many posts. I just don’t like the cold there.

  2. I just watched The Girl on the Train last night. As I had recently read the book, I was looking forward to seeing it and it did not disappoint. With your recommendation, I am going to hunt for Parched now. And kids were pestering me to take them to the Dhoni movie. Should I go? And Diwali cleaning. Guess what, most of it has been done for me this year. I just have to attack a few wardrobes. Feeling more in control for sure.

    1. I want to read The Girl on the Train first and then will check the movie. Dhoni is a good movie. Just that the second half doesnt match up. But, well made and motivating. Diwali cleaning can take a backseat. I am more interested in Diwali shopping 😉

  3. Holidays mid week are disruptive for sahms too! I love Diwali cleaning which somehow seems more exciting than regular hous keeping . Is it the run up to the festival that makes it different ?

    1. Sunita, I don’t mind the cleaning. But it is just me and the maid. How much can we do and that on weekends only. Enjoy your break in the US.

  4. I haven’t watched a single film in ages. I have heard of good things about so many of them. Pink and Dhoni and Girl on the Train released this week too. No scene though. Busy with a hundred things. I love your coffee catch up posts. Keep them coming.

    1. Thanks Tulika. I also went through the phase of no movies when my kids were younger. But, now that they are older, we leave them home while we catch up on movies. Besides, that is one thing common between me and the husband. We love to watch them on the big screen.

  5. I love mid-week breaks. They are a breather 😉 Coming to movies, I have to catch up on so many. The list is endless. Recently Star Plus was showcasing movies from some Film Festival and from around the world. I got a chance to watch a few good unknown ones. Fabulous story lines and wonderful messages. Have a good week ahead, Lata.

    1. Thanks Parul. My job role is not letting me enjoy the mid-week holidays though I love them. Check out Parched. Its good. For some fun watch Happy Bhaag Jayegi.

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