Circumventing emotions....  

Posted by Divya A L in

Unusually nonchalant
The blatant disregard
Frigid decorum
Conspicuous numbness....

Happiness smothered,
Sorrows withered,
Churns and pains surfeit
Crocheting emotional conceits

Chasms of grief
Engulfing all around
Unable to give into...
Not wanting to give up...

Is it a folly
To fight a losing battle
Isn't it a distaste
To give up in haste..

The defiant choice,
Called in the catastrophe
Emotions mortified
Values defunct...

Unusually nonchalant
The blatant disregard
Frigid decorum
Conspicuous numbness....


Posted by Divya A L

Some of my bus-mates complimented me for my singing today! :)

ನೀನಾನಾದರೆ ನಾನೀನೇನಾ? - Play review  

Posted by Divya A L

ಹಲವಾರು ವರ್ಷಗಳ ನಂತರ ಇಂದು ನಾನು ಒಂದು ನಾಟಕ ಪ್ರದರ್ಶನವನ್ನು ನೋಡಲು ಹೋಗಿದ್ದೆ... ನಮ್ಮ "ರಂಗ ಶಂಕರ"ದಲ್ಲಿ "ನೀನಾನಾದರೆ ನಾನೀನೇನಾ" ಎಂಬುವ ಕಾಮೆಡೀ ನಾಟಕ ಇದು...

ವಿಲ್ಲಿಯಂ ಶೇಕ್ಸ್ಪಿಯರ್ ಅವರ "ಕಾಮೆಡೀ ಆಫ್ ಎರರ್ಸ್" ಆಧಾರಿತವಾದ ಈ ನಾಟಕವು ಅದ್ಭುತ ಕಲಾವಿದರಿಂದ ಪ್ರದರ್ಶಿಸಲ್ಪಟ್ಟಿತು. ಬಹಳ ಸರಳವಾಗಿ ನಿರ್ದೇಶಿಸಿದ್ದ ಇದನ್ನು ನೋಡೊಲು ಹೊರಟ ನಮಗೆ ಆನಂದವೋ ಆನಂದ... ಮೊದಲಿನ ಡೈಲಾಗ್ ಇಂದ ಕೊನೆಯ ಡೈಲಾಗ್ ತನಕ ಪ್ರೇಕ್ಷಕರ ಗಮನವನ್ನು ಸೆಳೆದಿದ್ದಲ್ಲದೇ, ಭರ್ಜರಿ ನಗೆಗಳ ಅಲೆಗಳನ್ನೇ ಎಬ್ಬಿಸಿತು. "ಡಬಲ್ ರೋಲ್" ನಲ್ಲಿರುವ ಇಬ್ಬರ ಜೋಡಿಗಳನ್ನು "ಲೈವ್" ಪ್ರದರ್ಶನದಲ್ಲಿ ಅದೆಷ್ಟು ಚೆನ್ನಾಗಿ ತೋರಿಸಿದ್ದಾರೋ... ವಸ್ತ್ರ ವಿನ್ಯಾಸ, ಸರಳವಾದ ಸಂಭಾಷಣೆ, ಸಣ್ಣ ಪುಟ್ಟ ಹಾಡುಗಳು, ತಮಾಷೆ, ಪ್ರತಿ ಪಾತ್ರದ ಅದರದೇ ಆದ ಆ ಕೌಶಲ್ಯತೆ,ವಿಶೇಷತೆ,ವಿಭಿನ್ನತೆ - ಅದ್ಭುತವಾಗಿತ್ತು. ಹೊಟ್ಟೆ ನೋವೋಕೆ ಶುರು ಆಗಿದ್ದು ನಿಲ್ಲಲ್ಲೇ ಇಲ್ಲ ನೋಡಿ... ಕೆನ್ಣೆಗಳಂತೂ ಊದಿವೆ ನಕ್ಕಿ ನಕ್ಕಿ....

ಚಲನ ಚಿತ್ರಗಳನ್ನು ನೋಡೋದಕ್ಕಿಂತ ಈ ನಾಟಕಗಳನ್ನು ನೋಡುವುದರಲ್ಲಿರುವ ಮಜಾನೇ ಬೇರೆ.... ಒಂದೇ ಶಾಟ್ ನಲ್ಲಿ ಕಲಾವಿದರು ಅದೆಷ್ಟು ಡೈಲಾಗ್ಸ್ ಹೇಳಿದರೋ... ಒಂದು ಚೂರು 'ಅಲ್ಲೋಲ ಕಲ್ಲೋಲ'ವಾಗದೆ.... ತುಂಬಾ ಸಹಜವಾದ ನಟನೆಯನ್ನು ಪ್ರದರ್ಶಿಸಿದರು.

ಸಿನಿಮಾ ಗು ಲೈವ್ ನಾಟಕಕ್ಕೂ ಅಜಗಜಾಂತರವಾದ ವ್ಯತ್ಯಾಸವಿದೆ. ಸೀನಮಾಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಒಂದು ಡೈಲಾಗ್ ಸರಿ ಬರುವವರೆಗೂ ಅದೆಷ್ಟು ಶಾಟ್ ಗಳು ತೆಗಿತಾರೋ,,, ಆದರಿಲ್ಲಿ, ಎಲ್ಲವೂ "ಪರ್ಫೆಕ್ಟ್" ಆಗಿ ಇರಬೇಕು, ಒಂದೇ ಶಾಟ್ ನಲ್ಲಿ... ಕಲಾವಿದರ ಧ್ವನಿ ಗ್ರಹಣ (ವಾಯ್ಸ್ ಮಾಡುಲೇಶನ್), ಉಚ್ಛಾರಣೆ, ನಡೆ ನುಡಿಗಳ ತೀರು, ಮುಖ ಭಾವ ಇತ್ಯಾದಿಗಳ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ತುಂಬಾ ಗಮನ ಕೊಡಬೇಕಾಗುತ್ತದೆ... ಎಲ್ಲದಕ್ಕೂ ಪ್ರಮುಖವಾಗಿ ಕಲಾವಿದಾರ "ಟೈಮಿಂಗ್ ಆಫ್ ಡೈಲಾಗ್ ಡೆಲಿವರೀ ಅಂಡ್ ಕೋ-ಆರ್ಡಿನೇಶನ್" ಬಲು ಮುಖ್ಯವಾದದ್ದು...

ಒಟ್ಟಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಈ ನಾಟಕವು ಅತ್ಯುತ್ತಮವಾಗಿ ಪ್ರದರ್ಶನಗೊಂಡಿತು... ಮನಸ್ಸಿಗೆ ತುಂಬಾ ಸಂತಸ ಮತ್ತು ನಲಿವನ್ನು ತಂದಿದ್ದೆಂತ್ತು ನೂರು ಪಾಲು ಸತ್ಯ.

ನಾಟಕದ ವಿವರಗಳು:

Good day!  

Posted by Divya A L

Two days ago, someone wished me "Have a good day" with a good day biscuit . . . Liked that greeting and creativity :)

He & She :D  

Posted by Divya A L

He - "May I join you for the breakfast?"

She - "Of course! why not??"

"He" gets the breakfast to the table and sits opposite to "she".

She - "Onion chutney?? I love it!!"

He - "Me too!" (wide smile on his face)

He - "How come we are together in the same group many a time, including today's lunch with the new boss?"

She - "Obvious isn't it, our names start with the same letter!"

He - "I have noticed this during trainings also!"

She - "Yeah, that could be a coincidence!"

He - "I've seen you in yoga classes !"

She - "Oh I was there for just two days!"

He - "Me too! But then even I've been there only twice!"

She - "Oh, thats too much of a coincidence then!"

He - "You have any siblings?"

She - "Nope, the only child!"

He - "Me too yarr..... whats your mothertongue?"

She - "Telugu, but I know kannada better!"

He - "Mine too, but like you, I too know tamil better than telugu"!

"She" wanted to giggle but kept her cool...

She - "There you go, another one..."

He - "Oh come on, there can't be so many coincidences.... Don't you think, there could be something special?"

She - "Oh yeah I think there definitely is...."

"She" could see that "he" was overjoyed....

And finally ....

He - "May be we shared some special bond... hmmm... in our previous birth!!" (and winked)

"She" wanted to laugh out loud ... but managed to say...

"Yeah, I guess we were TWINS!!" (and winked back!) ;)


Posted by Divya A L

out of the maze.... :)

A hit, ZNMD, go veg and ZNMD again!  

Posted by Divya A L

I finally did it... Last week around this time, I was driving home and it was pouring lightly... In the signal junction next to Bangalore Central, JP nagar, I was speeding at 30kmph and I did not bother to slow down as the lights on the signal post were "green". And there came this dude, aged about 40 or 45, on the bike, riding looking behind, with one hand on the handle and the other stylishly puffing cigar, no helmet, doing his hair every now and then and crossed my path. By the time I could digest the fact that he had actually dared to cross the main road when he was supposed to wait for the "green" signal, the damage was done. Yes, I went and hit him directly. He fell and there was a loud thud! I screamed sitting inside and when I opened my eyes, I did not find him or the bike.... And there he was literally running pushing his bike... It all happened in a matter of few seconds. I thought I had killed him. Well, my hands and legs were shivering and like it happens in the movies, it started to pour more heavily and the vehicles kept honking behind. I moved my car a little further and parked, got out to find that my front bumper had a dent and a cut too :'( It took me about half an hour to get to think that it was the biker's mistake - the reason why he ran as soon as he fell, and I could have claimed the damage charges.
Lesson learnt: Don't drive with a preoccupied mind and drive carefully when it rains!


Watched ZNMD yesterday. Somehow, it did not stir emotions of the spectators(atleast for someone dumb like me:) ) and was quite a long watch. Storyline was impractical, non realistic though I'm sure many of us would've uttered "Wow, I wanna freak out too!!" . The songs were no good either! Liked the "fun" part of it. The funnier part was, I fell in the theatre :((( (still wondering how it happened!) May be it was the curse of the ophthalmologist I visited before that. There was about 45 min before the movie began. So, me and my friend visited the optho nearby, and registered for the eye test. I asked her as to how much time it'd take and she had said not more than half an hour. So, I decided I will take it, but then it got prolonged. I had to tell her that I was here for the movie and she gave me a "what the heck!!" look. She started one gyaan session telling that we not "waste" their time blah blah blah. I listened until I could and reminded her that it was she who had told me that it would get over in half an hour and she then 'seemed' to calm down.
Well, coming back to the movie, the take aways -
1. I loved Katrina riding the Bullet, which I dream to do someday!
2. Of course, the Greek God was at his best!
3. All those who are single, (by chance or by choice), enjoy maadi, until you meet someone like Hrithik or Katrina :P


Going to be a vegetarian for the next 1 month. This seems to be a Herculian task. Anyway all the very best to me!!


The aashada maasa comes to an end (the period during which I was free without having to see guys :) ). Now the torture begins again!! :(( May be its time for me to take my parents to ZMND! ;)