My review on SWAMI RAMDEV


Few Facts

What is Yoga ?
Does it really work ?
Oh..come on, its an old practice, isn't it ?
Only Grand-Pas do it !
I cannot do those tough Asans !

I am also the one from the bunch of you people. I also had similar views, similar questions. I also pin-pointed to every single Sadhu-Mahatma out there which are making money out of people's faith and devotion(Infact I still have same feelings for all the frauds out there...). I also considered it old fashioned. BUT, my views changed when I started doing it. My views changed when I saw millions of people getting its miraculous advantage. My views changed when I saw people arising out of their death-beds and living a healthy life.(who had no hope left according to modern medical science!)


Yoga is a science. Yes, believe it or is the fact. I am not going to 'bore' you people by telling the long-old-classic definition of Yoga. For us simple people, Yoga is just a tool to be FIT and HEALTHY. Now, how does this work ? What does it contain ?For centuries, people had in mind the fact that, Yoga is something special. It is not for us. BUT, BUT, BUT...........Thanx to one man called Swami Ramdev who made Yoga and Pranayam a household name. Yoga does not mean those gruelling Asans only.

What does he teach ?

Swami Ji's main emphasis is on Pranayams. Pranayams are breathing excercises that anybody can easily do. His main pranayams include 'Kapaal-bhati' and 'Anulom-vilom' pranayam. Beside this, he teaches very few basic asans also - the easier ones. He tells you about the desi medicines which you can have at your home. Most of you must have seen people rubbing there nails, its an excercise which prevents hair-loss.

What are the BENEFITS ?

Hold your breadth now, because, I am now going to list the diseases which can be cured by Yoga. Here, we go...

1. Cancer
2. Hepatitis-B
3. Heart Diseases
4. Asthma
5. Diabetes
6. Migraine
7. Epilepsy
8. Bronchitis
9. Jaundice
10. Slipped-Disc
11. Paralysis
12. Ulcer
14. Weight loss
15. Stomach Problems
16. Low/High BP
17. Cervical
18. spondylitis
19. sciatica
20. spinal problems
21. sinus
22. Hair Fall
23. Skin Problems
24. Eye Problems
25. Ear Problems
26. Pregnancy related disorders

.......blah.....blah......blah...... list is endless..........
I can bet you would have not even heard of half the diseases mentioned here(unless, you are a doctor!). Apart from this, if you are not suffering from any diseases, then Yoga ensures that you remain fit and healthy, ALWAYS !

The Most Important thing

CONSISTENCY. People start Yoga, do it for a few days or so and then leave it. And, can you guess the bahana every second person gives, 'time nahin milta yaar'. Well, it is the most important thing, you have to do it REGULARLY. Just half-an-hour(atleast!) a day, is NOTHING in compared to what you'll get in return.

Second thing, do these pranayams only when your stomach is empty. Almost after 4-5 hours of your diet.

Few Quick FAQs

Q. How do I learn these pranayams?
A. The best way is to attend a week long Yoga-Science-Camp. You can find more information for the camps at Another way is, you can learn it by watching it on Television -Astha Channel, every morning 6:00 AM and every evening 8:00 PM. Many other channels also show swamiji's programmes. And the easiest way is to learn from any person who knows it, and finding such persons becomes a much easier options when almost 20 Crore people of India are doing these Pranayams.

Q. How much this cost?
A. It does not cost even a single penny. Afterall, who can charge you for breathing. It is true that Swamiji's camp has a nominal fees of 500/- to 1500/- something(for a week, normally), which is also a very cheap option, compared to lakhs of rupees being spent on allopathic medicines. Beside this there's donation which is absolutely on your choice.

Q. There are so many frauds these days, how do I trust this so called Mr. Swami Ramdev?
A. Swamiji himself say, 'If you don't want to trust me, you are free to do so, BUT, just do these pranayams yourself and see the difference'(People have seen the difference in as short as 3 hours, when they have lost atleast 1-2 Kgs of weight in this short time).

So, I strongly recommend Swami Ramdev to everybody- kids to teenagers to adults to elder people to everybody else. Miracles have happened to people doing these pranayams. Its your chance now, don't remain seated there and point your fingers to me, to Swami Ramdev or to any other babas....JUST DO YOURSELF AND SEE THE DIFFERENCE.


Is desh ki ragon mein,
khoi saansein basti hain...

Woh saansein joh zinda thi kabhi,
Josh se bhari, junoon se bhari,
Jinme thi aag, jinme dahakte they sholay kabhi,
Joh chalti thi kabhi, joh machalti thi kabhi !

Aaj woh saansein haanf rahi hain,
kisi ghabraaye huye bachche ki tarah kaanp rahi hain...
Aaj woh saansein khoi maloom padti hain,
waqt ki chadar odhe soi maloom padti hain...

Un saanson ko ab jagana hai,
Ek aag aur sulgana hai,
Waqt ki deemak ne khokla kar diya jinhe,
Unmein ZINDAGI ka deepak jalana hai,
Zindagi ka deepak jalana hai...

GANGSTER : Movie Review

I did not have any expectations from this movie ... BUT ! when its music got released(and became a smash hit), my opinions started to change. I thought, OK- it may be one of those movies which have good songs but a poor script(So what, if the movie is from Bhatt camp, they also give flops). But, no ! I was wrong. Movie got released and positive reviews began to flood in. I made my mind to watch it and BANG !

What a brilliant movie it was. I loved it.

So, read the review, if you have not made your mind to watch the movie, GO SOON !



Akash : Emraan Hashmi
Simran : Kangana Ranaut
Daya : Roshan 'Shiny' Ahuja


Director : Anurag Basu
Producer : Mukesh Bhatt
Story : Mahesh Bhatt
Screenplay : Anurag Basu
Dialogues : Girish Dhamija


Lyrics : Sayeed Qadri, Mayur Puri, Nilesh Mishra
Music : Pritam Chakraborty


(Caution : Here, story is revealed in detail. This will certainly ruin a bit of your joy of watching the movie. So, YOU CAN SKIP THIS SEGMENT IF YOU WANT TO !)

So, you are not going to listen to me :) OK, enjoy then !

Daya is a GANGSTER. His love interest is Simran. He is always on the run from Police. To ensure the safety of Simran, he sends her to Seoul(South Korea). There Simran gets pretty alone as Daya calls her once in a week. Simran begins to feel very lonely and she becomes a drunkard. Then, she meets Akash - a simple,sweet,good looking guy- who sings in an Indian Restaurent there. Akash falls in love with Simran and so does she. When things were just looking to calm down for Simran, Daya comes to Seoul and find out about her girl-friend's new affair. He beats up Akash. Simran tells him that she does not love him (though she loves him). She says that she does not want to be with a GANGSTER. Daya says that he is ready to lead a normal life, he demands one last chance. Simran starts to live with Daya, and Daya becomes a decent man. Its then, when Simran realizes that she's pregnant (Courtesy Akash:) She meets him, Akash persuades her to help the Police to catch Daya. Simran falls for the trick and she betrayes Daya(Remember, the tag line of the movie, 'She fell in love with him, the day she betrayed him'). Daya is caught by the Police. Simran then finds out that Akash is actually a Police-man who was just using her to catch Daya. Simran begins to feel guilty. Meanwhile Daya gets Death Penalty. Simran goes to Akash's house and shoots him. In the shoot out, she also gets hurt. And, in the end...

Everybody dies !

(See, I had already warned you - Now, don't blame me, that I've told EVERYTHING )


First of all- it is not a dark-gangster story, its a love story. And that too - a very different one. GANGSTER is a story about a girl who is torn between 2 relationships. The story, screenplay and dialogues are very well written. But, most importantly, the whole credit goes to Anurag Basu who has steered the ship very well. Film's start is a bit shaky, but once you get the hold of the story (that is almost after half an hour), its a roller-coaster ride ! Interval Point, second half both are just brilliant. Its the pace of the story, the twists'n turns which holds your breath. The sign of a good movie is that you cannot predict, what's going to happen next - GANGSTER definitely has that extra-edge !


Shiny Ahuja(Daya) is best, then comes Emraan Hashmi(Akash) and then the new girl Kangana(Simran). Director Anurag Basu has done a great job by extracting a great performance by all the 3 lead actors. Gulshan Grover in a small role is effective and leaves his presence. Debutant Kangana certainly has the looks but she needs to work more on her dialogue-delivery. Emraan is improving with every film, but the SERIAL-KISSER tag is still with him :)


One of the most important aspect of the movie is its music. Pritam has done a wonderful job-Music of the film is already a smash hit. All the songs goes very well with the movie, every song has story running through it. And, offcourse, how can we forget some great lyrics by Sayeed Qadri, Mayur Puri and Nilesh Mishra.

RATING : (on a scale of 1-5)

Story - 3.5
Direction - 4
Performance - 3.5
Music - 4.5
Overall - 3.5


A complete Paisa-Vasool.
Go for it, guys !!!