A beguiling rainy experience

The sound of lightening
the perfect shade of clouds
the sight of rain
the smell of it
why it reminds me of my shiva?
The sky appears to glistle
and so does my heart
as I’m recalled of my shiva

The touch of the first drop
sends a spark across my spine
curtaining the brightness of the moon
the clouds lead me into a world completely different
a world so ambrosial
The world where he resides
the world inside me
Divinely connected I feel
as I visualise my rudra.

I see him emerging out of the darkness
the thundering clouds add to the grace of the moment
and then, I see..him.
Dancing his cosmic dance.
Enthralled,I stand still, numb
trying to absorb,
to imprint in my mind
this very image of his
not leaving the tiniest of detail.

As I’m busy admiring his persona
He gradually begins to fade
the image flickers and I struggle concentrating
and soon I realize  myself
getting wet and gazing the moon
as its shadowed repeatedly by the clouds..
Smiling I go inside reveling on this beguiling rainy experience
with the image of my siva
imprinted on my very soul..

Mohit Raina- The epitome of acting talent

532314_506996129318582_1064001299_nA recollection of all the previous mahaepisodes of the popular show ‘Devon Ke Dev Mahadev’ clearly proves that with each passing day, the reel Mahadev-Mohit Raina has not only grown as an actor but has very much broken his own record in showcasing the immense talent this very genuine, grounded celebrity beholds.

During the Sati viyog phase, the viewers were spellbound by his performance as Veerbhadra. The outrageous Veerbhadra was a retort to all those people who were of the thought that the actor might get typecast after Mahadev. Those who thought that this was the peak of the talent he could show were yet again in for surprise. They were proved wrong and how!

63573_484447164937733_1856162699_nWith Mahadev’s Maha ansh-Jalandhar Mohit proved that till now we had seen just a glimpse of the very endless elixir of acting talent he has. After playing the role of both protagonist and antagonist he has indeed become a legend or rather the ‘King of Indian Television’. Playing a double role is a very tedious task in itself and its even more difficult when it comes to juggling between two completely contrasting roles. But Mohit Raina certainly has the habit of surprising the audience with his versatility. He made it look so dexterous!

With him playing Mahadev we were aware that every nerve of his body acts but now I would rather say that every single cell of his body acts and so well!
487553_589873641030830_1581785008_nOn one side is Mahadev- an ineffable power, so calm, subtle and sublime and on the other side is Jalandhar-born out of flaming anger, is revengeful, arrogant,confused due to the dearth of knowledge and wisdom, wants to carry the cosmos in his hands.The switch from Mahadev to Jalandhar is so clean that it becomes hard to believe that its one person playing a dual role,every expression,movement,smile,posture,action of the actor changes. The subtle, soft yet authoritative voice transforms into a husk voice which reflects arrogance. The body posture changes from the one that commands respect to the one that demands for it.
970538_459331840817251_1538762997_nIt is said that eyes can never lie but for Mohit Raina, oh! they are they best actors! A look in Mahadev’s occult eyes reflect his astuteness but at the same time Jalandhar’s spasmodic eyes reflect his ignorance. Jalandhar’s ‘blue’ eyes are the symbol of an   oceanic power  unaware of itself.
946833_595882147096646_858753970_nAnd yet Mohit Raina has made us fall in love with a villain. Jalandhar is like the cult character DON. A villain and hero at the same time which makes it impossible for us to resist from loving him.His attitude in addition to the dynamic personality is enough to make us fall head over heels in love with him.
Even after his misdeeds, arrogance and the unforgivable sin of waging war against his own creator, one cannot hate him as he is a villain ‘by chance’ and not ‘by choice’. What could be expected from a child who saw his mother being killed brutally, how could he ever   not hate his mother’s killer or anyone associated with it. When the sole aim of his life being revenge is completed of course he would wander around for more challenges. The phrase an idle mind is a devil’s workshop is apt for him. The injustice done to him molded him into a devil, hence, making him a villain ‘by chance’.
Mohit Raina’s performance is flawless and his acting in ‘Devon Ke Dev Mahadev’..is an epitome of acting talent.

By tavishi

Liberation from the gloom

The world around me moves
I feel I don’t
A bizarre stillness sweeps over
tantalizes me to burst out in rage
tears brim from my eyes
of a cause not known

The stillness haunts;
nothing seems apt
I drown in the world  of an unknown fear
A fear that has no knowing, no understanding

But then there comes a healing touch;
too diminutive to feel, to understand
but strong enough to make its presence felt
a symbol of a strength to annihilate everything with a blink
and yet, so calm..

I stand there feeling it, absorbing it
as it liberates me from my gloom
nothing else I feel…..what else?
every fear diminishes and soon fades away

The touch then offers me a refuge for life, even afterlife;
I want to accept it of course
But only if I had courage enough
to follow what ‘it’ indicates,
the courage to assure it back that yes I felt it, I want it..
As all ‘it’ can do is to indicate and not order;
or then how would it be the supreme..

And yet it consoles me and strengthens me
keeps offering  itself every time I’m down
proving to me its never failing  support,
its power to heel me right away
Henceforth I realize that
it is ‘his’ touch, who is everything and yet nothing..
the supreme, my benefactor forever.

Hereafter I learn to stay still and wait in the silence whenever I’m down
so that he comes
and raises me up to more than I can ever be…

By tavishi

Mouni Roy- A star born this way

I was probably ten years of age,life was pretty simple and revolved around my pokemon cards, Tom and Jerry and PPG. I hated watching daily soaps but willingly or unwillingly I had to be glued to the TV set at 11:30 PM.Reason being the most popular show of that time ‘Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi’.One might think what would a 10 year old girl understand out of this daily soap but nevertheless I watched it.

I wasn’t a that behemothic fan of the show till one day my sister told me about an advertisement published in the newspaper by the showmakers to rope in a girl to play the role of  K.T aka Krishna Tulsi.
This was the time I became inquisitive and started watching the show with keen interest to see who that girl would be from ‘my city’ who would enact K.T’s character.Enter ‘Mouni Roy’, whoaa! With her entry me and my sister sought of pranced on my mother to explicate to her the entire story.I don’t know why, but I felt as if she was someone I knew very well and hence told mother with immense pride and gratification that she was from Delhi.Needless to say, with Mouni Roy there, I became an avid viewer of the show.
I was so awed by K.T that one day I told my class teacher that from now on my name would be Krishna Tulsi. My teacher at that time said, “ok” but laughed out the incidence to my parents later on.
However, unfortunately the show soon came to an end and the fever for K.T soon vanished.
Years passed and after almost 6 years, as I was browsing through the channels one day, I saw this lovely princess in a show called ‘Mahadev’. I stopped and was trying to figure out what was so alluring about this girl when suddenly there was bell ringing in my heart and I realized oh! she’s K.T! It was like I found some long lost friend of mine,all the childhood memories were re winded and I went on to watch all episodes that were aired that day. Not only this, I watched all the previous episodes of the show and all the interviews of Mouni Roy, her dance performances, her other shows and what not!

So here is my first confession-It was Mouni Roy first, because of whom I developed an interest in the show ‘Devon Ke Dev Mahadev’ and then of course Mohit Raina. Princess Sati was beautiful, charming with a right mix of attitude and ego which made every other guy go flat on her. 😉
Not once did I feel that it was Lord shiva’s story, but that I was watching a modern times love story with Mouni Roy being a passionate teenager, lost in a world of fantasies, wanting just the love of her lover.Oh how much I adored her!
One of my favourite Sati episodes was when Sati dances and even Mahadev can’t stop himself from accompanying her in the dance. Besides being perfect at her expressions, her dance moves were enough for us to deduce how passionate Sati’s love was. It looked so real, the elegance with which she danced, made her my first ‘Lady Crush’ hehe. Really, she danced so well that even I wanted to ape the exact dance and de facto I did learn it later.

When Sati seared in the sacrificial fire, I could sort of relate with mahadev, he lost sati, I lost mouni (from the show), we cried along with Mahadev at the loss of his wife and at the loss of my favourite TV star from my favourite show. After the birth of devi Parvati, I stopped watching the show for sometime as I still was unable to overcome the gloom of her departure.
But thank heaven, she returned, though not as Sati but as Meera in a new show and my ‘junoon’ was back. Meera to me is modernised Sati and I feel that Mouni Roy in real life is similar to what she is on reel-extremly innocent.

She has proved to be pitch perfect in every way be it acting, dance, beauty and of course the way she carries herself. When I watch her show, I watch more of her clothes, the make-up and her expressions than I watch the rest of the caste. I wish someday she opens her own clothing line as it would solve the problem of millions of girls out there who spend hours in front of their almira and still can’t find ‘good’ clothes and dress up well. All they would have to do then will be to go to a store, buy her brand and wohoo! ready!

Its such a treat to watch her. Mouni Roy is not ‘just’ a celebrity, she’s a star born this way! :))

By tavishi

A balance between the pious and the ‘not so’ pious

I’ve rarely liked any lessons of my coarse book be it science Hindi or even English but there was this particular poem in my English textbook named Flamingo that intrigued and sort of tantalized me to delve deep into.
The poem was “Thing of beauty”, my teacher was explaining it to us with expressions and feelings at their hike when a line “in spite of all, Some shape of beauty moves away the pall From our dark spirits” struck a chord in my heart, I started delving deeper and deeper into the immense meaning this little line bore. Beauty without form-God, yes the supreme creator, the formless “shakti” that is driving the entire universe. You might think it stupid of me to think about god while learning a mere poem but well this is the thing of beauty for me.

Any beautiful thing we see, every beautiful moment we spent with our loved ones, every beautiful thought that pops in our mind is due to him whom many of us call our “higher being” or the “unconscious being”. While many people accept this theory with reverence and are explicit in telling their tales how god supports them, many other are rather apprehensive of this matter being discussed in public and flout the former people of being merely credulous and lacking scientific instinct of reason. But the truth or rather the fact is that there’s not a single person in this universe whose not affected by the ethereal beauty of god and the apprehensive people, they too relent deep into their hearts that every little thing in their life is due to his grace. To understand this fact I took hindsight of my meeting with a number of people mostly from the science background like doctors, scientists, because they form a major part of the latter people, and even teachers.
To my stupefaction I found one thing strikingly common in them. When I met the scientist, he was in his lab working, I talked about a discovery he was perfecting on hybridizing two plants. When he was there he gave me an enormous bulk of reasons which brought the chances of the success of his discovery to a mere 45% but he was still working day and night on it since two years and would may be have to work for more years. The thought of working for 2 or even more years without the assurance of succeeding made me tumultuous and I wondered why on earth was this man wasting his time! But when this same scientist came to my house for dinner, what he said cleared my doubts. He says though my brain calculates the chances of success to be 45%, my heart consoles me; it reminds me of my god who’s there to help me through.
As for the policeman, my uncle, when you meet him in the police station and regard any happening Balance-de-justice-1024x803as a god’s will or karma, he’s surely to shoot you with his bullet (kidding).But when you meet him and appreciate what a beautiful house he has, he’ll say- “everything is because of god’s grace”.
The doctor, my friend chides her interns if they enunciate the words-“leave it on god”. But at home she says,” Whatever I am is because of that supreme force”.
The teachers who chided us the entire year for not studying, “No miracle is going to happen during exams!” were the same to distribute sweets, flowers and bless us with “now leave everything on god”.
So the picture would be pretty clear to you now. The common thing between them is that they behave as rationalists when professional but are just the opposite deep within. All of these people who claim to be perfect rationalists are in fact staunch believers of god but they don’t show it maybe because it would look so in congruent if a scientist whose trying to discover and invent say I believe in god so what is the need to do this when he’s there. The doctor too if agrees to let the interns leave it on god, maybe they won’t do their bit, and the students, they might not study even slightly if told to leave it on god. So it is done in order to make the people work, as many may leave everything on god and sit idle, which is not at all right. God can give us wheat but we have to grow it in order to eat.
Since long had I been noticing that a number of people who don’t accept god’s presence in public were being despised so it was indispensable for me to do my part in clearing the air. This was my endeavor to show that a balance is required in the universe between everything one of which is the balance between the pious and not so pious people.

By tavishi