What would yours be?

Someone asked me today, if I could have one superpower, what would it be? Its a fantastic question, isn’t it? Gets you thinking about what would you truly really want that you cannot have with your normal skillset & talent. Now, some greedy people may have an unrealistic answer to this question, but mine is pretty reasonable…read on and tell me what you think?

If I had one super power, it would be, to have a small tiny little remote control with one button, that does the following on my wish:

  • One click and the whole house goes silent for a few minutes – nada sound from the laundry, or the dish-washer, or the refrigerator, the doorbell wouldn’t go off, that Avenger movie my daughter is watching for the Nth time shuts, the phone wouldn’t utter a beep, the snoring would mute, those people on that yet again Skype meeting would go quiet. How cool would that be, our very own surround no-sound button!
  • Click & hold and the whole world goes into a blip – Now I am no Thanos but just saying it wouldn’t hurt to get rid of all the bad nasty mean people on the planet, people who treat earth like trash, people who treat fellow people like trash, people who treat animals like trash, the racists, the sexists, the bad-ists in general, should get going!!
  • Double click for all the master-chef creations to magically appear in my freezer, the house becomes sparkling clean, no, wait, why only my house, everyone’s house, the whole planet becomes rubbish-free and everyone has good food and drinking water.
  • Triple click and the morons hoarding up on toilet paper and kitchen towels get a big tight slap on their face
  • Nod my head to turn Monday mornings into Friday, evening to be precise!
  • A quick touch to reduce all the weight I’ll gain during this lockdown and ever after
  • Rotate the control in the air to create a window to go into different timezones, near loved ones, with no dreadful flights and immigration checks!!
  • I think that should do it. Told ya mine was pretty practical, eh!

Oh wait, it wouldn’t hurt to have this remote control in rose gold, and very importantly,  it should be able to fit in my chubby but tiny hands as for some reason not all women’s dresses come with pockets..aargh! (wait, I might as well add this to above functionality, Thou shall always make pockets for women’s dresses!). I am pretty darn clear as far as my system requirements are concerned, aren’t I?

Go ahead, tell me yours…



Why they should launch F.R.I.E.N.D.S Season 11 in 2024

Am sure all the fellow fans of the world famous sitcom would agree that 1994 to 2004 was an era, and thanks to the 10 season edition DVDs, we still have the characters running in our homes even almost a decade later.We just can’t seem to get over them, I guess we all feel we didn’t have, what is called a ‘ Closure’.

I may have watched the whole series, like millions of others out there, for almost 17 zillion times but I still can’t help but shed tears on the last episode of the season 10. I want to know what happens next, how is the Bings new suburban home, do Rachel and Ross finally get married ceremoniously( am sure he would speak the right name this time though), how Phoebe and Mike get along and do they have kids or just a bunch of adopted mice, and what about Joey, he lives with the Bings in their new home as their third adopted child or does he finally meet someone too…..

Well, this show is the one with a huge impact, too real and too surreal, too dream like, that we just assume it to be true. I myself have sometimes sat there watching and analyzing which character do I fit in the most, but most of all I conclude that I have something from each of them, and I guess everyone in this world is a little bit of Ross, a little bit of Rachel, a little bit of Monica, a little bit of Chandler, a little bit of Joey and of course a  little bit of Phoebe. This show not only taught me about life but also how beautiful it can be, when you have some real friends in your life for whom you are nothing but a family to die for. When there’s real friendship, there are no limits to go beyond of.

So why should they choose to re launch in 2024, because that’s when after 20 reasonable years, we would see Ben, Phoebe’s Triplets, Emma, Erica & Jack put on their parent’s shoes and show us the legacy. This time they would be 7, just as in the alphabets in the title. And of course who wouldn’t love to watch frequent special appearances from the Geller’s, The Bing’s, The Hannigan’s & Of course THE Tribbiani. 20 years is a reasonable wait time for the next generation F.R.I.E.N.D.S , unlike Hindi TV Serials, wherein you watch a Friday’s daughter-in-law throw in some powder in her hair and turn into a mother-in-law in the Monday show, and you can’t help but feel silly to watch a few[read 5] generations played by the same age actors in the very episode.

So what say guys, Ben Geller[ n whatever Carol’s & Susan’s surnames were], Emma Geller Green, Frank Junior Junior, Leslie, Chandler (the girl), Erica Bing & Jack Bing, show up as the next gen FRIENDS – and the creators, David Crane & Marta Kauffman, can rightly say that for 20 years ‘ They were on a break’ and we would happily take them back again!