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A fun movie-books-music tag

 A few days back, I was going through some old blog posts of mine and I discovered that I haven't done a tag for very very long!  The tags I used to do back then were fun! But that was before I became a writer/author.Somewhere down the line, my blog became about my writing and I stopped doing tags.

There also was a time when I used to visit each and every blogger who left a comment on my posts. But sadly I am not able to do that anymore too.(even though I'd very much like to). So today I decided--what the heck--for old times sake, let me do a FUN tag. I looked around for tags but most were so boring :P (Bleh). So I invented my own tag! :) Here is the tag.


1.The tag has three parts..Movies,Music, Books/ Authors.

2.Write a movie, book and author with each alphabet of your first name. The book, movie or song should be one that you really liked. If you say why it  matters to you, it would be great! We will all discover new songs, movies and books this way.

3.Tag as many people as there are letters in your name. (if your name has 4  letters, you have to tag 4 people and so on)

4.Mention that the tag originated here  and link back to this post :-)

5.Copy paste these rules :)

Here goes my tag with the alphabets of my first name PREETI:


 When I first watched this movie, I totally loved it.It is a movie starring Vidya Balan and Saif Ali Khan and Sanjay Dutt. It was adapted from the Bengali novel  by Sharat Chandra Chattopadhyay. There are more details here:
Rang De basanti
 One of my all time favourite movies. I fail to understand how some people found it just ok! When I watched it in the theatre, it was a WOW feeling which has stayed with me even after so many years.

E.T the extra terrestrial
 I remember having watched this movie as a child, in the theatre and I remember sobbing inconsolably when ET went back.

Enter the dragon
I watched this movie too as a child. I was a huge fan of Bruce Lee. I was devastated to know about his death. I learnt to use the Nan Chaku after watching the movie. (Oh yes, I got a Nanchaku and practised hard).It has been so many many years now since I lay my hands on a nan chaku :)

There’s something about Mary
 Oh--how I Loved this movie! It has been remade  ripped off  into  Hindi with the title 'Deewane huye pagal' starring Akshay Kumar and Paresh Rawal and that was funny too :-) But of course, Rimi Sen is no match for the original Mary--Cameron Diaz whose sex appeal is simply beyond HOT :-)

I could never be your woman.
This is a lesser known movie about a romance between a older woman and a younger guy.I thoroughly enjoyed this :-) I could so relate to Michelle Pfeiffer's Character :)


Papa don’t preach
 I was in college when I first saw the video of this song on MTV.I thought Maddona was rather cool! :) (I still admire her for her superb physique even after all these years.She is one of my idols) It was deliciously blasphemous and appealed intensely to the rebel in me :) Now I smile at the memories.That time I loved the song. Funnily it appeals to me even now.
Raindrops keep falling on my head
Is there anyone who does not like this classic or hasn't heard it?! Love this song.

 Everybody hurts
I mostly listen to his song only when I am feeling really down and when I feel hurt. There is something intensely painful in the tune/lyrics or music which touches a chord within me.

Every breath you take
This song was dedicated to me a long time back by someone who was madly in love with me :-) (many years back) I found it silly then. But now I am older and wiser.I have realised that nothing about love is really silly.Especially a dedication of a song--so what if it isn't reciprocated, it is the emotion that counts.

The river of dreams
Billy Joel is one of my favourite musicians. I like almost all his songs, especially 'always a woman' and uptown girl' but since my name does not have an A or a U, i could not include them. So I included 'The river of dreams', which I like too.

Iris by goo-goo dolls is one song which I will never get tired of listening to.I love the lyrics and the emotion expressed in them. Especially the lines "I'd give up forever to touch you, coz I know that you feel me somehow."
Click here to watch the video.


Pauolo Coelho
I have read many of his books. My favourite remain 'The Alchemist', 'Veronika decides to die', 'By the river Piedra, I sat down and wept' and 'Eleven minutes'. I was on bed-rest during both my pregnancies and it was Paulo who helped me pass the time,

Roald Dahl
If there is a 'master' in writing I worship, it has to be him. He is simply brilliant. Strangely,  I knew him as an adult writer first (I have read ALL of his work) before I knew that he was more popular as a children's writer. My two have read all the books he wrote for children too.(we have the whole collection of his adults as well as children's books).

Esther and Jerry Hicks
 Esther and Jerry Hicks was something (or some one to be precise) I discovered while I was in the UK. I have their book 'Ask and you shall receive' and I wholeheartedly can vouch that what they say in it is so darn true. I don't know about scientific proof and all that--all I know is that my life is a testimony to what they say in the book.

Enid Blyton
 I grew up with  her books, wanting to go to a school like Malory towers or St.Clares. I wanted to have adventures like famous five. I wanted to have a friend like Fatty.I wished I could meet the folk of the magic faraway tree. I could have sworn I saw a pixie, an elf or a brownie. I pretended to drink lemonade and pretended to make happiness powder :-) She added magic into my childhood. I simply LOVE Enid Blyton :-)

Time travellers wife
This is one book which completely blew me away. Audery Niffeneger has a way with words that nobody else has. It is a marvellous book which totally is my cup of tea.

I will not die an unlived life
 This is a book by Dawna Markova. The book really spoke to me. It stirred something deep inside me. It made me want to truly LIVE my life. Click here  to go to her site and for a beautiful peom that appears in the start of the book.

Since my name has six alphabets, I have to tag six people. Following are the people I tag.

Prats: I love her view point and recently she wrote a note on FB which I loved.

Satish:  He does not have a blog, so he can do it in my comment box. He reads a lot and is also a movie enthusiast--so I would love to see his choice of movies, books and songs.

Ajay: He started a blog but has never written beyond one entry. He watches a lot of movies and I think he has more than 4000 songs in his collection.Would love to see what he picks.

Suma: It's been more than 6 months since she posted. Hopefully this will kick start it?

N: She has such a wonderful blog but sadly she stopped blogging.Oh I soooo miss her posts. Come back N, please come back--you're tagged!! You cannot run away. Please please please!

Ramesh: He always converts tags into business posts. he has such a superb business blog. I would love to see how he handles this one :P (sorry Ramesh, I had to tag you!) :P :)

If I haven't tagged you (I could pick only 6 as per my own rules!) but if you still want to do this tag, I would surely come and have a look (and  yes I will leave a comment too :P :) ) Would love to know your favourite movies, songs and  books are. (maybe i will discover something new? I always like that)

So go on--you're tagged :)


  1. O wonderful...
    got to know about some new things here... lovely :)

    Will try to take it up soon :)

  2. Anonymous4:28 PM

    nice one............
    not very new to your blog but here after a very long time..........

  3. Anonymous5:51 PM

    lovely I am going to flick it... I am having a block may be this will help

  4. Grrrrrr. Much honoured, but Grrrrr anyway :)

    Totally second your pushing N to come back. N COME BACK NOW !!


    I love Every Breath You Take as well...And also Paulo Coelho...He too inspires people like you do :)


  6. Love the tag - will do it :)

  7. Hi Preeti
    Lovely idea...and i so agree to ur views of Enid Blyton..totally grown up on staple diet of Enid Blyton...
    She inspired me to want to be a writer like her someday......
    Would love to do this :))

  8. Was wondering what Tara was talking about and then Ramesh's clue leads me here;-D

    Loved almost all ur choices & the ones I didnt...well how can I dislike something I dont know;-D.
    Enter the dragon brings back memories.....I must have been 8 or 9 when I watched it at a special screening in the neighbourhood, pure goosbump material and for a loong time afterwards we colony kids used to imitate the moves and the shreiks.
    'Every breadth u take' was my friend's fav song...she used to drive me crazy singing it over & over & over again & I got all the more irritated when I realised I was humming it unknowingly;-/. And now a big smile pops up on my face whenever I hear it:-).

    Nice tag Preeti and really sweet of u to include me:-))!!!

    p.s: Ramesh I hear u loud and clear;-D

  9. Aiyyyo!

    my second set of parents (inlaws :P) are here and currently my day is being divided into 'breakfast', lunch, shit its already dinner time?"

    interesting tag...i liked time traveller's wife..have you read 'her fearful symmetry"? different and she does have a way with words...sigh

    let me figure out a way to put a P in my nice sweet name...for author, okay?

    nancy, take up teh tag, its not everyday an author throws a tantrum on your blog space :P

  10. @Suma: Aiyooo..How to do the tag now? Che.why did preeti tag me? She has no other work? Where does SHE ind the time from? ;-) :D

    Reflections: Come baccccccccck...come baaaaaaaaaack (in a howling tune) :D and let me know when you have done the tag :)(not just put up a donkey's pic ) :P

    Ruj: Do give me the link once you have done it.I checked once and you hadnt.

    Shachi: Do let me know once you have done it.

    Palsworld: Read it.I left a comment for you :)

  11. Ramesh; GRRRRR right back at you :) (with snarling teeth too :P :D) Lets both snarl at N to make her come back.Mebbe she will get scared and run right back to her blog and type out a post with obsessed frenzy? :-))BTW, hope you get my text?

    Monika: Checked out m'am and commented too :)

    Vijay: Welcome back :)

    Life begins: let me know once you do it! :)

  12. Anonymous6:27 PM

    Interesting one Preethi! Will take it up soon :)

  13. Anonymous10:52 AM

    I took up the tag most enthusiastically only to realise that my name is too long!! I finished it and here it is

    Many congratulations on the success of your second book :-) Hope to read many more in future :-)

  14. ive been reading your blog for a very long2 time but never quite did manage to write to you. You make my Boring days fun and whenevr im bored i think of the fun things you prescribe :)
    completed this tag and wanted to get you to read :) :)


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