September 29, 2008

We Try, We Fail. We Try. We Fail. We TRY

Being an aspirant model, a young girl came to Mumbai for the better opportunity and one day she got one. That opportunity was for a television commercial though there was another girl named Malaika Arora in that list.

When the time came for the final turn, the ad director, just looking to her photographs rejected that young model.


Because to the director, Malaika Arora looked more attractive than that young model.

Years later that ad director, Rituparna Ghosh, followed to making feature film. When he was making a film on his dream project, based on a novel by Rabindra Nath Tagore, do you know whom he cast as the main protagonist? Rituparna Ghosh chose that young model, previously who seemed unattractive to him, as the main protagonist.

The reason? In that span of time, that model proved herself as the aishwarya, not only for the Bollywood, but for the world as well.

Yes-yes, you are right. I’m talking about Aishwarya Rai who was rejected because she looked unattractive to Rituparna Ghose.

September 19, 2008

10 Qualities: Women Don’t Know They Have

In the movie Don Juan DeMarco, starring Marlon Brando and Johnny Depp, there is an awesome line by Johnny Depp. The line says, “Every woman is a mystery to be solved.”

It’s not true only for the men; it’s true for the women too – discover their own mystery. Here are 10 qualities what women have, but still they need to discover:

10. Women don’t worry about knowing people; they just make themselves worth knowing.

09. Whenever they receive applause, they look genuinely surprised.

08. Women don’t just hang out; they hang together.

07. Women draw joy toward them without even realizing they’re doing it.

06. When women see people dancing, they try to hear their music.

05. Women never let their knowledge get in the way of their innocence.

04. Although women believe in miracles, they don’t depend on them.

03. When women achieve something amazing, they’re prepared to admit that luck played it part.

02. What women have they give, instead of wishing they had more to give.

01. When women say, “I’m sorry,” they always look in the eyes.

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September 13, 2008

Don’t Let Your Single Failure To Be Your Final Failure.

This post is written by the guest author Suchandra Dutt.

It was the day before the result of my twelfth final. We, my family and friends, were all excited and just on the verge of celebrating my result with bang as I never scored less than 80% of marks.

Next day, I dressed up like a princess and went to school before time. It was great time there, so many friends met after 3 month and talked about everything to anything.

Then the moments came we were waiting for.

We all jammed in our seminar room and our math teacher was announcing the name with the score: “Somadatta – 95%; Jhumki – 92%; Kiran – 88%.”

Now it’s my turn. Yeah, for the first time, I got little tensed. And then listened my name announced: “Suchandra Dutt – 56%.”

I was thinking, “Did my teacher read that right?” But my bad luck, he read that right.

And that single scorecard changed everything around me. It changed the way my friend used to talk me. It changed the way my family used to see through my eyes. It changed the way my teacher, neighbors used to love me. It changed my brightest days into darkest nightmares.

Was life easy? No! The taunts, the negligences and the humiliations made my future dusky in my own eyes – brought me down from a sweet-talented girl to a girl with no future.

Oneday I decided, “Enough is enough. If they don’t love me with my failure, do they really love me at all? Am I, as a person, not worthy enough for their love? I don’t wanna live anymore if no one loves me for what I’m.”

But my inner voice yelled to me, “Stop Suchandra. A bad score is just a fullstop in the essay of life. Don’t make your single failure to your final failure. It’s a challenge – the challenge to prove everybody out there that you’re not a loser – take that challenge!”

And I took that challenge.

Though in the next two years, literally, I couldn’t succeed to get my real-self back – after two years, finally, I acted on my chellenge and took admission in an engineering college.

And when, after one long year, another academic result hit my life, I proved every one out there that Suchandra wasn’t a loser. Because my scorecard showed: “Suchandra Dutt – 80%.”

Yes, I ain’t a loser. I just lost once. I didn’t let my single failure to become my final failure.

~ Suchandra Dutt

Suchandra Dutt is a columnist and professional speaker on the subject of peak-performance. She is currently working on her book on creative writing. An engineer by education, she stays in Kolkata with her husband and a little angel.

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