Thursday, December 10, 2015

The Cookie Thief

Sharing one of my favorite poem and its analysis at the end -


The Cookie Thief
by Valerie Cox

A woman was waiting at an airport one night,
With several long hours before her flight.
She hunted for a book in the airport shops.
Bought a bag of cookies and found a place to drop.
She was engrossed in her book but happened to see,
That the man sitting beside her, as bold as could be.
Grabbed a cookie or two from the bag in between,
Which she tried to ignore to avoid a scene.
So she munched the cookies and watched the clock,
As the gutsy cookie thief diminished her stock.
She was getting more irritated as the minutes ticked by,
Thinking, “If I wasn’t so nice, I would blacken his eye.”
With each cookie she took, he took one too,
When only one was left, she wondered what he would do.
With a smile on his face, and a nervous laugh,
He took the last cookie and broke it in half.
He offered her half, as he ate the other,
She snatched it from him and thought… oooh, brother.
This guy has some nerve and he’s also rude,
Why he didn’t even show any gratitude!
She had never known when she had been so galled,
And sighed with relief when her flight was called.
She gathered her belongings and headed to the gate,
Refusing to look back at the thieving ingrate.
She boarded the plane, and sank in her seat,
Then she sought her book, which was almost complete.
As she reached in her baggage, she gasped with surprise,
There was her bag of cookies, in front of her eyes.
If mine are here, she moaned in despair,
The others were his, and he tried to share.
Too late to apologize, she realized with grief,
That she was the rude one, the ingrate, the thief.
How many times in our lives,
have we absolutely known
that something was a certain way,
only to discover later that
what we believed to be true … was not?



1. Do we make too many assumptions? Have you ever been absolutely convinced of something and then found out later that you were mistaken? In the book The Four Agreements the author says that mistaken assumptions are the source of much of the conflict we experience in our lives.

2. Do we give others the benefit of doubt – Most people actually have a good reason to do the things they do (and not because they are crazy, rude, jerk or stupid). Do we try to find out why people are behaving the way they do? Cut people some slack.


3. Do we introspect? I have seen many cookie thieves tagging others as cookie thieves, without having a slightest idea of their own selves, that is the worst part, we sure need to introspect.




Monday, November 30, 2015

Personal Style Blog

Have you ever opened your closet door in the morning and stood there for a long time wondering what you want to wear? And then tried a few things on, didn't like it and ended up changing 3-4 times? I have done it many times. I assume many of you have been through this situation. That is exactly where style blogs come in picture.


What is a personal style blog?


People upload pictures on a blog and provide info such as where they got the goods from and this information is used by other curious minds. Style blogs are all about clothes and the so called 'immaterial' material things. I know that nobody gives a shit what you wear. Yes! no one but we ourselves.


Why spend any time on what we wear?


Shoes, a beautiful dress, new haircut, jewelry are all trivial material things, in all honesty it should not matter because people say our inner self is what matters.


But our physical form is strongly connected to our identity, that is how we interact with the world around us. The exterior matters as much as the interior. Honestly I feel every girl is into clothes and shoes if they are not then they are lying or just in a denial phase ;-)


Why did I start following personal style blogs?


It may sound ironical but clothes are the last thing I want to spend time on, be it in the morning or when I go shopping. Though I don't want to be all 'dressed up' I want to be 'well dressed'.


It has happened innumerable times that I bought clothes which didn't match with anything in my closet, I bought wrong brands, wrong colors and all the money I spent on it was a complete waste as I never wore it. I thought it will be so nice if someone gave me ideas on what I could wear, or buy. That's why I started looking at style blogs. I like style blogs more than fashion magazines as the blogger's style is more real and relatable.



Why and how did I start a personal style blog?


Creation gives us long lasting happiness that is why I decided to create a blog on what I consumed! I thought there might be more people out there who went through the same confusion as I was going through.


I am not a devil who wears Prada, I don’t make any statements by carrying a Louis Vuitton. I am not a stylist or get paid for promoting products on my style blog so why should I have a style blog? Because I represent the most of you...


What is different with my style blog?


My style is extremely simple, I am not so much into jewelry, hairdos and makeup. So if you are into Chanel and such brands then you are not going to like my blog.


Through my blog I do not want to motivate people to buy new stuff but show how things can be mixed and matched to create a different looking outfit altogether everyday and the basic things one needs to have in their closet - things that go well with anything and everything.


What I wear is my interpretation of what looks good, it is obviously not the ideal way of doing things. But still you might end up liking something and would be able to mix and match according to your interpretation of style. Styling is an art and that too an abstract one, I find it a lot like painting where you play with colors and patterns.


I want to provide on my blog the endless possibilities of recipes that can be put together with just a few ingredients in the closet.


This is the link to my blog - http://lifestyleandallthatjazz.blogspot.com. If you like it then do share it with your friends and family. Also I would love to hear from you what you think about it!


Fun Facts:


How did taking pictures everyday made a difference in my life?

Initially I never smiled in the pics but then I started smiling just for those 5 minutes.Morning is a rush time for most of us and smiling consciously is the last thing on our mind. When I saw people in laughter clubs at various parks in India I wondered how and why such a weird thing works? Laughing without reason early in the morning? Crazy! I thought. Today I know why these clubs work the way do. Smiling consciously as the day starts can change the mood of the whole day. There were times when I woke up in pain, agony or was sick but smiling in front of the camera for 5 minutes changed something in me and how my day went, for some reason it recharged me. 

Looking at myself in the pics made me realize how important it is to lose weight. Everything looks great on fit bodies, even torn clothes. Fitness is the most precious thing one can have. The pictures I took motivated me to lose weight and they still do.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Pale Blue Dot

Standing out in the night looking at the stars I fear there is no meaning to any sort of existence. I need to accept that I cannot know the magic of the universe, I need to deal with feeling helpless as many do.

Don’t get me wrong, life is wonderful, I enjoy to feel, love, trust, laugh, cry, breathe and simply live, live without goals, intentions or ambitions, may be the universe is doing the same.

Reading any books on this topic doesn't answer any basic questions, in fact it leads into having more questions than before. But I would rather die happily with unanswered questions than living a life with no questions or wonder or curiosity about the origin, purpose and meaning of existence.

Pale Blue Dot is a book by the famous astronomer Carl Sagan that I would definitely recommend to the curious minds.

Highly Recommended TV show: Cosmos by Carl Sagan and the same show by Neil Tyson.

Monday, October 26, 2015

The Shoe Story

As a little girl not owning any shoes seemed quite normal to me as I saw other kids of my age running all around the village without shoes. To be honest with you at that age I didn't want anything else but shoes, I dreamed about shoes, when I saw movies I ogled at shoes and I did masters just to earn money so that I could buy loads of shoes ;-)

I can't really say that my parents didn't have the money to buy shoes for me because they bought hundreds of books, a lot of art supplies, puzzles, board games, notebooks, nice pens, showed me innumerable movies, sent me to music lessons and took me to see more than half of India with them.

In case you are wondering then they did buy shoes for me every year after my 8th grade or so when we moved to a big city (I am not talking about school uniform shoes).

Today I have a closet full of shoes but not a single one of them gives me as much happiness and tranquil as reading, writing, painting, dancing, traveling, nature, music and sewing does (it doesn't matter even if I suck at it).

If I had to give one advice to parents then it would be to give your child exposure to as many things as you can because hobbies (and not Jimmy Choos) make life worth living for.

P.S. Have you seen the movie Children of Heaven yet?

Friday, October 23, 2015

Physics of the impossible


Adjoining is a picture taken by Hubble  telescope. It shows thousands of galaxies that surround us. Each one having thousands of stars and planets. There is a high probability that there is life somewhere in those 100+ billion galaxies. Since Earth is a newborn compared to other galaxies it is possible that the life existing there is much more advanced. Would it ever be possible to contact them?

Ever wonder what will happen when our Sun dies killing everything surrounding it and leaving the beautiful intelligent life that resides in this galaxy go extinct? Unless of course we kill each other before the Sun does in a dispute over the name of 'The Creator', in that case we can't blame it on the Sun.

There were so many things tagged as impossible a century ago, such as man on moon. There are many we still tag as impossible such as invisibility, space travel, teletransportation. Ironically the word impossible itself says i am possible ;-).

The famous theoretical  physicist Michio Kaku talks about these impossible things in his book 'Physics of the impossible' and how far scientists are in cracking the code.

Do you think a billion years from now humans will be hopping from planet to planet, populating (and polluting) everywhere around? One can only wonder or then read what these brilliant minds have to say!

I liked the book and am planning to read all books by Kaku. Will keep you posted ;-)












Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Court

India's entry for Oscars this year is a Marathi film 'Court'.


In the last scene of the movie a small kid tries to wake up a court judge who is sleeping in a park. The judge wakes up slaps the kid and goes back to sleep. It indicates the current status of judiciary system in India. It is sleeping and whoever tries to wake it up will get slapped in the face even if they are naive and innocent.


This film is an intelligent work of art; subtle, slow, marvelous and yet shocking! It is a movie that you need to experience. The movie says a lot without really saying anything, the harsh reality of castes, classes, justice system, superstitions, repression of artists and much more.


In one of the scenes after a day of court hearings everyone leaves the room, the court clerk switches off lights, the camera stays there in the dark, indicating another day of injustice at the court.


One of the lawyers is a smart woman who objects, talks, takes a stand against men in an aggressive manner in the courtroom. On her way home picks up kids, reaches home and cooks, attends phone calls while cooking, after dinner studies for her case. She does all of this effortlessly while her husband is relaxing on the sofa watching TV. She doesn't rebel, object against this or rather she doesn't even realize that there is any injustice.


This film just peels one layer at a time of the real Indian society.


'Court' is really a fine film, if this doesn't win an Oscar what will!


Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Privacy Please!

This story is from a few years back when I was 19-20. There was a boy, let's call him Ass, I did not invent that, those are the initials of his name ;-). Ass sometimes blurted out things about me that I had never ever told him or anyone else for that matter. I had no clue where he was getting this information from.

One day it clicked me that all the information he knows about me was in my emails. I remembered that he had used my computer for some assignment. So now imagine someone reading all of the information about you - someone finding out that you are into pricking voodoo dolls or whatever you are into when you are 19 ;-) Trust me at that age people are least likely to be into something as simple as voodoo dolls!

There was no mal-intention on Ass's part I guess, he was just having fun with it but I found the whole thing weird and creepy. After my initial panic attack I decided to have fun with it too. I changed my email password to Bastard(Ass's full name) and on the same day I received an email from him which indicated that he was very upset with me, obviously he couldn't specify the reason.

I got my computer fixed after that episode, never interacted with Ass and I delete my emails after I read them!

My grandmother always told me to be nice as she thought there is someone out there who is watching everything that we do, the good, bad and the ugly. She called this someone 'God', well she was almost right except it is not God it is cookies, worms, viruses, malwares, trojans, horses, tigers and what not sitting on your computer and tracking you, or may be just sitting and waiting silently, to do something.

Imagine something gaining access to your webcam and is able to watch you! May be your phone is injected with something? It can see your messages, record your calls? People use computers and phones for everything these days, there is less of a personal interaction, so imagine the number of things that can be tracked.

Do you ever fear that someone or something is tracking everything that you do? May be right at this minute someone is watching you or your screen, that someone may be seven seas across or right under the same roof... may be your boss?

Why would someone want to read irrelevant information about people? Social media is similar, that is why I am not on FB, I do not want to read information that is not useful or making a difference in my life in any way. I do not care who is celebrating their dog's birthday! Don't get me wrong, I follow a lot of blogs (as trivial as style blogs) but they are not fed to me rather I chose them based on my liking.

Yes, I am a private person in the era when Privacy is a Myth.

P.S. Have you seen TV show Mr. Robot? I did not like its story but loved the concept.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

The Sun's Heartbeat

One fine day something happened out of nowhere. That something created everything, it is the reason why we exist. I am talking about the big bang.

Was there space before the big bang happened? Or it created the space? What existed before it happened? If it happened here then did it happen somewhere else too? Is the theory of multiverse true?

Some questions bother me every single day like why is there something rather than nothing? how does it make a difference because there is something? What if none of it happened or existed ever? Did it exist at one point of time and then something went wrong, everything collapsed and then the big bang happened again? 

My biggest pain and worry is I will die without ever getting answers to these questions, I think all of us will. I wish I had some simple questions. As you can see I never get questions about my own life... Why do I exist? What is the goal of my life? Am I making any difference? I am more than convinced about the futility of existence in general ;-)

I think things are more frustrating as the humans have the so called 'intelligence' factor, so they want to have a purpose to everything. It is beyond us why would there be something without any goal, aim, purpose or ambition. Also it bothers us that there is creation that has no creator, so we want to believe in a creator. Well, that fixes us in an endless loop of what created a creator with conscious?

Would there ever be a time when scientists will get closer to the truth? May be a billion years from now?

Would humans even live that long to find out? What will happen to the human race once the Sun dies? Obviously it will die one day, just like all the other stars do. Our hearts beat because the Sun's heartbeat is still intact.  May be we will die before the Sun does, because of global warming, wars, population, pollution or may be an asteroid hits the Earth.

Is there anyone living far away who evolved like we did? And what is the probability that they also figured out the radio frequencies, space travel and what not? Would the future 'aliens' ever know that there once lived a Sun that gave birth to such stupendous life forms who invented such extra ordinary things like the social media    :-) Or the knowledge of all our inventions will die with us?

I have reviewed a lot of books on this blog, probably more than a hundred. If I had to recommend just 5 out of all of them then 'The Sun's Heartbeat' would definitely be one of them. The book is about everything one would want to know about our life giver. Author's sense of humor makes it an excellent read.

I have expressed this many times before that reading books related to science (not just textbooks) makes one realize the pettiness of religions, wars and all that crap. I won't rate this book as it goes beyond anything as petty as rating. 

Kudos to Bob Berman!

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

The business of spirituality

Long back I joined a spiritual organization in India and did a meditation course. For people who do not know what a spiritual organization is - it is a business that has a CEO (AKA Guru) who claims to be an avatar of some god and he has employees (AKA devotees) who do marketing and other jobs associated with running this organization. The CEO's job is to make nice motivational speeches (stolen from some books), talk about spirituality (from old scriptures), teach some breathing techniques (invented long back by yogis) and also claim that he/she knows everything about the ultimate truth (why and how all of this exist).

So what is spirituality? For me being spiritual means being a good human, feeling satisfied/ content also having a wonder of what lies beyond our knowledge of the universe, a thinker and someone who doesn't gain ultimate pleasure in consuming material/worldly things. When one wonders about the bigger picture they realize how petty the concepts of religion and wars are. So would a spiritual person really look for fame-popularity- money-reverence and make ignorant claims that they know it all?

I am a strong believer of science, it states everything with proofs. You can hate science but you can't deny it. When I heard this particular Guru talk I thought it did not make any sense. Why are people blindly following him? I have seen people following Gurus who pull out watches and stuff from their mouths, trust me all the factories will shut down if people start doing things like that, how can anyone believe in that? I mean this is 2015 for science's sake.

To my surprise it is not just the naive or uneducated people who become victims to inane concepts like Guru. I was surrounded by people from all fields during my course - doctors, engineers, scientists. I thought I was the only one who thought that the concept of spiritual company is ridiculous. Spirituality is a business for them, something that buys their sisters Louis Vuittons. I laughed at the whole thing and stayed away.

I recently saw a short film called Kumare which is based on the same topic.

I wish I had made such a short film with my experiences to portray the politics-gossip-sex and scandals that happen in these so called 'spiritual' organizations. I also wish I had the courage to name such orgs or gurus but I don't as most of them have goons and lawyers to take care of those who do not have nice things to say about them.

I highly recommend the film Kumare - it is available on Youtube and I also urge you that don't be a part of such orgs. Being part of an organization or having a Guru does not mean you are on a spiritual path. 

You don't need any such CEO, just read self help books, read science, wonder, live, have a hobby, think about the bigger picture, be a better human and that's it... you will be your own Guru.



Monday, July 13, 2015

Life and Chess

I am not very clear about the term time... I don't know what it means still I spend a lot of it on playing chess. Every time I play chess I realize how similar it is to life. 


  • Chess is timed just like life. It is ruthless, very competitive and time management is extremely important.
  • Every move has (or should have) a purpose.
  • One needs to think before making a move but not so long that you lose all your time. 
  • Some play defensive but playing offensive is needed too. Risk takers are rewarded may be later in the game.
  • Thinking 3-4 moves ahead helps but what the opponent's move will be is always unpredictable unless you make/allure them to make a certain move... It's a trap! 
  • One may sacrifice some pieces or lose material in the trap, try to minimize your losses and move on.
  • Be less predictable: that is more interesting.
  • You don't have to be a swindler to win... you just have to be better.
  • We all blunder from time to time. This does not mean we should give up and run away. There is ALWAYS a lifeline.
  • Sometimes people make moves that we simply don't understand, don’t read too much between the lines. They are just silly moves – that’s all there is to it.
  • Always have plan B, plan C, plan D ready in your heads.
  • Play wisely, start well, how you begin matters!
  • If an opportunity (opening) appears, seize it immediately.
  • Make every effort to get into the game – ASAP.
  • It seldom goes the way you planned – adjust and continue.
  • Trade inferior material and positions for important ones, the King being your body, use all the other pieces to give the King happiness, wealth, comforts and mostly health & fitness.
  • Latent talent in ordinary people can become obvious after years of hard work and learning.
  • (If you do) Lose graciously and learn at least one lesson from it.
  • Draw is as good as a win and definitely better than a loss.
  • Take your time, but settle on one plan of action… and then do it!
  • Most important lesson chess teaches is you are given everything that one needs to win (even if you have sacrificed or lost a few pieces)... rather than thinking about what is gone make the most of what you have on the board. If you don't win then nothing but you yourself is to be blamed...!
I am on chess.com and my id is rasikamahabal. Do add me! Let's play and enjoy it!

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Superstardom

I was born in an absolute filmy family where the Father carried Sadhana's (yesteryear actress) photo in his wallet (I think he still does), Brother1 constantly bombarded me with Amitabh Bachchan movies and dialogues while Brother2 covered all the walls and entire furniture of our shared room with Aishwarya Rai's photos.

It crossed all boundaries when the Mother started bribing lord Ganesh with 1/2 kg sweets every year and in return asked to bestow Madhuri Dixit with an award (this went on for years). She also fed me Stardust and Filmfare magazines since I was little. People who haven't seen many Hindi films or do not know about filmy gossip or dialogues will not understand half of the things me and my mother talk about.

There is no denying that I like films but I didn't understand the devotion for a star/actor/actress. I thought they are just freakin entertainers, they are not bringing any social changes, scientific advances or helping us understand the ultimate truth (the origin of universe). Well, definitely not until I saw His films. Today I revere Him, think about Him almost everyday, watch His films over and over again. I want to see Him when I am sad, depressed or happy. When He died I cried for three days and kept calling the Mother... who wasn't of much help as she herself was in complete distress. I am talking about the first (and the last according to me) Superstar - Rajesh Khanna.

The way I feel for RK is beyond my understanding specially considering I have no personal connection with him. (I still don't comprehend the craze for any other actor though... Humans are a society of hypocrites and I am just being human ;-) )

I highly recommend these Rajesh Khanna films if you haven't watched them already - Khamoshi, Safar, Anand, Aaradhana, Ittefaq, Kati Patang, Swarg.





Wednesday, June 24, 2015

More Books ....

Can You Keep a Secret? - Sophie Kinsella

I must admit that I love Kinsella's books just like I adore those damsel in distress kind of movies starring Sunny Deol... a lady in trouble and a strong man offering to help this weak person.. as she can not take care of herself and needs a MAN to help her out ... and all that crap, then they fall in love and live happily ever after. Remind yourself to leave your feminism aside and enjoy this book... (4/5)

Confessions of a shopaholic - Sophie Kinsella

Sophie Kinsella's books are like deserts ... you love them but feel guilty once indulged. The female leads in her books (generally) are extremely stupid and millionaires happen to fall in love with them anyways. As if the entire goal of womankind is to find a rich boyfriend. Anyhow, I enjoyed reading the book immensely as I have seen so many shopaholic people who take maximum pleasure in owning things without thinking if they need it or not. I give it 4/5.

The Martian - Andy Weir

This probably was the first hardcore science fiction that I read and I simply loved it. There is a movie being made on this book starring Matt Damon, can't wait to see the film. I give it 5/5.

Rang Manache - Va. Pu. Kale (Marathi book)

Glad that I can read and understand Marathi and can enjoy marvelous books by Marathi writers Va. Pu. Su. Shi. and Pu. La. (4/5)




Friday, June 19, 2015

Book Reviews again

Essentialism: the disciplined pursuit of less - Greg McKeown

Self help books - author telling you how awesome they are, these amazing people they have helped, they share their secret with you - how everything is going to change blah blah blah. But to be honest self help books do work. These self indulgent people (and who isn't?) make us feel motivated, inspired and positive even if they chose to ramble 500 pages on minimalism.

Essentialism talks about how to simplify your life, thinking, purpose and cut out all the extraneous stuff that continually distracts us and focus on what is really important (including people). I liked the book. I would definitely recommend it (4/5)

The Girl In Blue - P.G. Wodehouse

I like P.G.'s books. His humor is always subtle and situational. 3/5.
 
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Mark Twain

I am not a big fan of Twain's books. I found it quite boring. 1/5

I am Malala - Malala Yousafzai

Malala and her father have quite a story of bravery. I hope that the women in Pakistan will get to enjoy the same privileges as I do. But I am reviewing the book here and I didn't like it even a bit. I wouldn't recommend it. 1/5.

Love Story - Erich Segal  

I was expecting a masterpiece after hearing about its reputation as a great romance novel. Just because something is well known doesn't make it great I guess. 1/5.

Landline - Rainbow Rowell

I read this book because it was voted best book of 2014 (fiction category) on Goodreads. I mean this book voted the best book of the year??? I am dumbfound, must be something wrong with me to say that it was the worst book I ever read (and I have read quite a few). Read at your own risk! 0/5.




Monday, June 08, 2015

Book Reviews

Here are short reviews of books that I 'finished' reading -

On Writing - Stephen King

A must read for everyone who wants to venture into writing. Highly recommended - 5/5. (I haven't read any other books by Stephen King so I don't know how he writes his stories.)

Devotion of Suspect X - Keigo Higashino

This book won a lot of awards for best mystery novel, movies are made on this story. I couldn't keep the book down. Absolutely superb. I give it 5/5.

Dollar Bahu - Sudha Murty

Can not believe Penguin published this book. Absolutely crappy story full of stupid characters and situations. Only book worth reading by Sudha Murty is 'How I Taught My Grandmother To Read'. I give it 1/5.

An Appetite for Wonder: The making of a Scientist - Richard Dawkins

I am a big fan of Dawkin's books but I didn't quite enjoy his autobiography. It was boring to read about his entire family starting from great great grandparents to know names of his each and every teacher. I wouldn't recommend this book. 1/5

1Q84 Book 1: Haruki Murakami

Absolutely mind blowing  book by Murakami, couldn't keep it down. Fell in love with all the characters instantly. I give it 5/5.

1Q84 Book 2: Haruki Murakami

Since I loved first book in this series I had to read the second part which was a complete let down. I was annoyed to the core to have read this book. 1/5.

1Q84 Book 3: Haruki Murakami

How does one give up something mid way (except for classics)? I had to find out what happened to the characters I fell in love with in Book 1. How does it end? I would recommend to not read the first part which will save you from all the irritation of having to read 3 books! Murakami is being considered for Noble prize in literature??? 1/5



Monday, April 20, 2015

Fed up!

All of the young people out there - when you are 60 years old what are the things you would want to have? What are your goals? What is your long term plan?

Money? Career? Family? Knowledge?

And what if at that age you have reached top position in the company, living in a multi-million dollar house, traveled the world, have a gorgeous family but guess what you do not have the most important thing that one would need to have? HEALTH - physical and mental both.

Is it your long term goal? Are you taking any action on it right now?

It is saddening to see that people don't spend any time on their health. Reason? They are too busy! They don't have time to exercise or to cook. Everyone gets 24 hours a day - nothing more nothing less. No one in the world is blessed enough to have a lot of time, seriously! So what makes some people focus on health and some not? Simple - Priority! and a long term plan for health.

Since I spend time exercising, eating healthy and home cooked food everyday am I in best of health shape? Nope! I do get sick now and then, catch colds/sinusitis, feel exhausted on some days and to add more to that I am 5 pounds overweight.

Does it also mean people who have Health as their long term goal are in best of the shape at 60? Not necessarily...

So why plan and spend time on it today that we very well could 'wisely' spend on watching TV or getting more promotions/money??? Well, you need to answer that question yourself.

Talking about weight issues I feel most of the overweight people deny that they are overweight or else accept to be overweight. One and only thing that we need to realize to get going is IT IS NOT OKAY TO BE OVERWEIGHT.

But is it just about weight? Because some people are thin outside and fat inside.

How about diet? It does not matter even if we have all the knowledge and awareness in the world about food and food products - it is all waste if we do not have common sense and control required to avoid junk food and actions.

It is hard, really hard to not be overweight. We are all surrounded by such amazing food choices, how are we supposed to not indulge in them? We also belong to a culture where parents concentrate more on a thin child than the overweight one, ours is a culture where overweight is considered healthy even if they are lethargic.

In earlier days human race faced two periods - a bountiful period and a famine. In today's times for all of us every single meal is bounty with no famine in sight. Does our body really need so much food?

Fed up is a must watch documentary that shows all the problems associated with obesity and sugar consumption. It absolutely changed the way I eat, may come true for you too.