The Life Book to be Rich

Retirement Planning by Meera Kulkarni

Ageing is unavoidable process. We never realize the importance of planning for retirement. We spend our childhood in school, young age is a magic wand it gets over once we enter into 40s. The life ahead through next two decades is full of challenges at professional front, family front and health front. Many who neglect the retirement planning and land swiftly into retirement age face many questions?

‘Retirement Planning’ books reveals the process of planning with insightful and interesting anecdotes of various people who choose different paths and how they landed into retirement stage. How they dealt with the situation and how they avoided some troubles. School empowers us with knowledge, parents and teachers fuel us with motivation and when we land on professional front we perform at our best but when we retire, life changes inside out. We realize the difference of colleague, acquaintance, childhood friend, friend and companion.

Post retirement financial gap and social void triggers our temperament. The loneliness become the first enemy. Nagging health issues increase worries. Dr. Meera Kulkarni guides us through ten steps.  She takes us through planning for our nest, investment and health. She explains the concept of Ikigai, a Japanese concept to find the purpose of life. Once we find the purpose we can lead a meaningful life. The step of managing personal finances, hobbies, leisure and perusing creative call. How this is important to manage life and stress balance.

The life after retirement is a challenging as the attitude of family, friends, neighbor changes towards us. We starting facing a questions every day, what to do? How to socialize? Where to find company? How to ask for help? The biggest issue is the answer No. we start getting this answer often. It is important to understand the changes takes place around us. One need to manage the temperament and adjust according to changing time and chimes.

The book also focus upon, making a ‘Will’ and maintaining health should be our agenda. How to avoid fights over property when we are alive or later. Writer has offers step by step information, Dr. Meera Kulkarni digs deep, how important for us to understand the youngsters and how important for youngsters to support elderly. Once day everyone become old. It seems difficult in old age to ask for help when they have passed many decades independently. It is difficult to digest loneness. Today when we all live the life ‘on the go’, one hardly find time to spend and take care of elderly people, writer suggest how organizations like Anubhuti, Silver Homes are working for elderly to help them lead dignified life.  

I recommend this book to all youngsters to understand the importance of planning. This book suggest a well-planned approach for investment. Dr. Meera Kulkarni reveals the secret of Ikigai and helps us to balance stress and life. This book offers us various ways to cement social bonds, nurture relationships and making a Will to avoid any trouble. This book makes us aware, how we can solve the problems of elderly with compassion.

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Kai Po Che

Kai Po Che film of 2013 film introduced a trend for this decade. This film gave a platform to Sushant Singh Rajput, Rajkumar Rao and Amit Saadh. The film has a basic theme, to find the meaning of life? This films offered themes like self-Identity, friendship and collaboration. We find these themes very often used in Bollywood films today. Kai Po Che film today is considered as a film which exclusively showcase how we take decision. How dreams and reality collide.  How life of characters changes with passage of time. The near real portrayal made this film as Bollywood milestone. 

Bollywood Journey of Last Two Decades

We always feel, this decade has passed fast. Let’s linger back on some moments.  When the decade began it was a curiosity, who will lead this decade? Who will be the star for this decade?


Many talents donned the directorial chair for the first Vijay Lalwani with Karthik Calling Karthik, Parmeet Sethi with Badmaash Company, Muddassar Aziz with Dulha Mil Gaya and Abhishek Chaubey’s delightful Ishqiya. Abhishek Chaubey became an independent director. There are many who made their career and shine.  Maneesh Sharma of Band Baaja Baaraat director gave first film hit and made Ranbir Singh hit. Who knew that later the same Ranbir Singh will give us Romeo Juliet Indian version of SLB? Undoubtedly Ranbir Singh came out as a star. Rohit Shetty who gave many hits during this two decade was also into limelight for his reality show. He made Ranbir Singh, Ajay Devgan as Singham.

Punit Malhotra who directed I Hate Luv Storys, made few films later.  Habib Faisal screenwriter of Do Dooni Char gave numerous out of the box concepts to Bollywood. He challenged all creative muscles of actors and directors. These two decade has also some fables. Salman Khan worked on his voice and Ronny Screwwala wrote Dabaang. A film which broke all she preconceived notions which Bollywood has created over years. Audience liked so much that Dabaang 2010, then Dabaang 2 in 2012 and Dabaang 3 in 2019.

Indian experimental cinema welcomed new professionals joining in,  Anusha Rizvi and Mahmood Farooqui with Peepli Live, Abhishek Sharma with Tere Bin Laden, Vikramaditya Motwane with Udaan, Sushil Rajpal with Antardwand and Faruk Kabir with Bollywood’s take on City of God — Allah Kay Bandey. It is not the matter of box-office but it is a positive sign that Bollywood is growing with content and style. Bollywood now realized the talent of new generation. This is the wind of change.


While director Dibakar Banerjee gave us a new concept of cyberworld later many films were on the concept. Neha Chauhan, Arya Banerjee, Raj Kumar, Herry Tangri, Amit Sial, Anshuman Jha Atul Mongia became rooted in Bollywood. It is great to see this new actors and their new approach to taking up a role. Undinably today actors work our more precisely.   

Kanu Behl marked his writing debut His wife Namrata Rao who edited LSD apart from acting into it. It is the decade when some foreign film technicians tried their luck in Bollywood.


Pakistani singer Ali Zafar won many hearts with his acting debut in the comic satire Tere Bin Laden. Yash Raj Films gave a chance to Maneesh Sharma in Band Baaja Baaraat and fresh face Ranvir Singh was introduced to Bollywood.

This decade has been a success to many than to tears for few. Film TV OTT and UGC content was the highlight of this decade. These films brew many stories. And stories are to be told. The mojo of Cinema Hall cannot be replaced. It is sad that due to pandemic film production is stopped. I am sure soon the camera will roll. Writer, directors, cinematographers will soon be back in groove.

Camus in Covid19

Today once gain readers from across the globe are receding the books of Albert Camus. A writer who wrote many books and was editor in chief of ‘Combat’. During WWII and beyond he always wrote for oppressed people. He wrote for humanity. The 1967 Nobel laureate penned many books, Stranger, Outsider, Plague liberated across the globe. Today during this Covid 19 people prefer his advice. A quote from book Plague, “I feel more fellowship with the defeated than with saints. Heroism and sanctity don’t really appeal to me, I imagine. What interests me is – being a man.”

Bollywood in 20s

Relish Bollywood pie of this decade

We always feel, this decade has passed fast. Lets linger back on some moments.  When the decade began it was a curiosity, who will lead this decade? Who will be the star for this decade?


Many talents donned the directorial chair for the first Vijay Lalwani with Karthik Calling Karthik, Parmeet Sethi with Badmaash Company, Muddassar Aziz with Dulha Mil Gaya and Abhishek Chaubey’s delightful Ishqiya. Some  others like directors like Maneesh Sharma of Band Baaja Baaraat, Punit Malhotra of I Hate Luv Storys, Habib Faisal of Do Dooni Char and Abhinav Kashyap of Dabangg have emerged to the forefront.

Indian experimental cinema welcomed new professionals joining in,  Anusha Rizvi and Mahmood Farooqui with Peepli Live, Abhishek Sharma with Tere Bin Laden, Vikramaditya Motwane with Udaan, Sushil Rajpal with Antardwand and Faruk Kabir with Bollywood’s take on City of God — Allah Kay Bandey. It is not the matter of box-office but it is a positive sign that Bollywood is growing with content and style.


While director Dibakar Banerjee gave us a new concept of cyberworld. new talent, Neha Chauhan, Arya Banerjee, Raj Kumar, Herry Tangri, Amit Sial, Anshuman Jha Atul Mongia became familiar faces.  

Kanu Behl marked his writing debut His wife Namrata Rao  edited LSD apart from acting into it. It is the decade when some foreign film technicians tried their luck in Bollywood.


Pakistani singer Ali Zafar won many hearts with his acting debut in the comic satire Tere Bin Laden. Yash Raj Films gave a chance to Maneesh Sharma in Band Baaja Baaraat and fresh face Ranvir Singh was introduced to Bollywood.

This decade has been a success to many than to tears for few. Film TV OTT and UGC content was the highlight of this decade. These films brew many stories. And stories are to be told.

Let’s meet again how Kai Po Che film of 2013 introduced a trend for this decade. The trend turned into business, passion and lifestyle. See you at my next article.

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Mumbai Noir

Teacher took one boy by his ear and pulled him into Principal’s cabin. We all were stunned in lunch break. The boy carried a cycle chain. It is considered as a weapon, showcased into a film Shiva. RGV’s 1st Bollywood film, flawless, smooth, fast and enticing. What else one need in a cinema. Saturday I watched it into a video parlor for 1rs. In 90s, gangsters were headline. RGV became a legend in Bollywood? Well, I am happy to witness it. A new genre is coined,’ Mumbai Noir’. Turbulent 90s put this milestone film on 7th December 1990.