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:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parineeta_%282005_film%29
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 :)
Read about it :http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0466839/
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.
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.
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,
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.
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 :)