Humurously Yours : Web Series Review

My long lasting wish this year is to develop a web/ mobile application that will tell me about upcoming web series in all languages, let me follow the companies producing them and provide more space for these actors/ directors in digital.

TVF Play is one of my favorite hangouts because of the variety of their content. TVF Tripling I binge watched after it was done. This is the first time I’ve followed the web series to get updates to watch it everyweek.

You can watch it for free here –

https://tvfplay.com/category/1/series/145

My rating –  4/5

What worked?

Endearing personality of Vipul Goyal as a struggling standup comedian, husband to a strong female and someone who cannot handle fame as it comes.

Cameos by Famous Standup comedians such as Kanan, Kenny and Tanmay. It makes the whole web series so real. You wouldnt look at a standup comedian to live in isolation.

Relatability to life in general. The effort Vipul & Life make to get a parking spot. The trip they both make that make to Goa.  Big Learnings in small events, every day events.

What didn’t work?

Length of the webseries. I would expect little more twists and drama. It’s more a combinations of stuff than precisely focused on standup comedy.

Vipul – man, you rock!!!  Looking forward for the next series. Hopefully by the time my app will be in beta too.

 

 

 

 

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Why?

“I’m so relieved that all the reports are good”, I told my mother in law.

With a stubbornness I never knew I posessed, I took my mother in law for a full body check-up on sunday. With the consultation yesterday, all looked good except known issues.

“I should eat early at night.”, she sighed after hearing my bright remarks about the report.

“Who’s stopping you?”,  I quipped back, fully knowing the answer, armed with an experience of 10 yrs playing the same game.

“I don’t do anything after I finish my dinner. You know that, and I can’t do anything”.

She was busy arranging vessels after the maid left. Cooking oats for my lunch, I answered her back – “With my job, It’s not possible to be home by 7. If you are worried about kids dinner, that is mostly going to be on you – atleast half of it. When it’s a daily routine, why are you not eating your dinner by 7?”

“You know I cannot do that”, she was now getting restless.

“Don’t place your dependency on others and tell me why you can’t do it. If your health is priority, of course you will do it.”.  I rest my case, as my husband who was eating  his upma almost ate me with his eyes.”Don’t do that mistake”, he was silently scolding me.

As with other things at home, I gave her my piece of mind and stormed to cab. With no helmet, I’m still coming by cab instead of my lovely two wheeler. May be tomorrow.

“No resourcing available to do what I want”…

“No clear R & R available for me, nor others available to me..”.

All valid scenarios but that is where the difference between you and other people end, I told myself. If you are also cribbing the same stuff as others – how good are you then?

People who survive regardless of situations are called winners. I want to be one.

2017 January Food Diary

January 3rd :

Hung Curd Cutlets  :  http://www.yes-icancook.com/2013/10/dahi-kabab-kababs-made-with-hung-curd.html

Verdict : 5/5

Radish Capsicum Curry:  http://www.yummytummyaarthi.com/2014/07/radish-capsicum-masala-recipe-radish.html

Verdict:  4/5

January 4th :

http://www.padhuskitchen.com/2016/06/soya-chunks-potato-gravy-recipe-soya.html

Verdict : 5/5

January 5th :

http://www.padhuskitchen.com/2014/06/foxtail-millet-pesarattu-thinai.html

Verdict:  5/5

January 5th :

http://www.vegrecipesofindia.com/chana-dal-paratha-recipe/

January 8th:

Bajra Khichdi

http://nishamadhulika.com/khichadi_pulao/bajre-ki-khichdi.html

Verdict:  3/5

 

2017 Food Diary

I learnt late last year that my cook can read english. And My mom lost weight by eating fox tail millet like crazy. So, I decided to put stuff to good use. Now, this year –  I will take recipe printouts and tell her what to do. So, we get to eat variety without sweating out.

I will try and chronicle the recipes we try everyday, so it remains a record for days to try.

 

2017 : New Year, New Beginnings

Dear Diary,

What to write, when you have so many things to write. Extremely grateful for 2016 – the change and the grind. Coming face to face with things I’m absolutely not good at. Keeping up sanity with meditation. Catching up with kids end of the year.  I still go with – “Whatever keeps happening, is for your own good.”

This year, the focus is on –

Adopting a healthy lifestyle, in terms of food habits

Adopting  exercise as a habit, thrice a week

Continue my habit of meditation

Plan time to vinod, kids and parents in my schedule

Read More Books.

Watch more Standup comedy.

Watch art movies.

Create something –  A Tool, An App or something I can be proud of.