I watched it! Meaning I am now backed up on all my other things. This is what I do for you, the vocal Shahrukh fan readers. My poor Malayalam readers are now going to be mad at me because I didn’t have time to write my Monday review.
First of all, blessings on Hotstar for making this available, and blessings on Shahrukh for agreeing to do something now, during my all time lowest view periods when I really really need content. Now, on to the discussion! Of the first two episodes, with Alia and Deepika.
Welcome back to DDLJ! Our lovers are still separated, but we do get some really cute Shahrukh faces in this bit. And I am sticking with my theory that these paired sequences represent the male and female reaction to “love triumphant”. Kajol was shy and eager to share her happiness with another woman and be a bit dreamy, but also a bit afraid to trust it. Shahrukh is so proud of himself he is about to burst his buttons. (full index of DDLJ coverage here)
Another starter kit post!!! And I will have to somehow figure out how to squeeze it into the menu bar at the top. Exciting! Also exciting, you are all going to have so much fun disagreeing with my choices in the comments!
My sister, the teacher, celebrates Shahrukh and Amitabh in her own special way. On their birthdays every year, her homework problems have a very special theme. Also, there is background music playing during class. And depending on the ethnic make-up of the group, they either really get into it (like when she was teaching in New Jersey and the class was 2/3rds desi) or are super confused. Anyway, this year she is letting me share with you all, so we can all learn about Shahrukh, and also math.
Happy Shahrukh’s birthday again!!!!! Press conference going on now, but in the meantime I thought I would do a quick troll through twitter to see what else is out there and cute.
Good morning! Shahrukh waited to come out to greet his fans until I was awake, which was terribly considerate of him. Well, for me. Not for the poor fans who had been waiting all night and day. But that’s just part of the November 2nd story, what else has been happening?
It’s been November 2nd in India for ages, but it is just now turning over to November 2nd in Chicago. And so, on this magical minute, 52 presents Shahrukh has given me.
For your own convenience, here is a nice long listing of every single birthday post for the whole past month. Feel free to reread over and over again while you refresh twitter looking for his birthday message to us.
Yaaaaaay! For the 1 day, the final day, here is the 1 way that Shahrukh makes me feel. And, okay, I’m going to go a bit over the top here, but I figure, if you’ve come with me this far, you feel the same way. Plus, I’m all caught up in the holiday spirit! And this is almost the same post I put up last year, but that’s just because my feelings haven’t changed since then. There’s just a few more songs available to express them.
Happy 2 Days to Shahrukh’s birthday! Yesterday was his 3 favorite people in his life, today is my 2 favorite people in his life.
Not very different from last year, but I feel like that’s nice, for the last few days, to always have the same thing. Because when you get to the very most important things about a person, not much changes year by year.
Last Sunday of 31 days o’ SRK! Very sad. Although I am also kind of excited about being able to try out new non-SRK fanfic if I want next week. Anyway, for the final post, 4 real life stories that Shahrukh should play. And since it is just 4, I go into great great detail, unlike me very brief posts for some of the 11 last week.
This is a very practical post. I assume that now is the time we are all finalizing our plans for Thursday? Well, this can be a place to discuss options!
Sadly, this is the last Friday that will be having entirely SRK TGIF posts. Although, happily, that does mean the return of Prabhas and other southern heroes to our lives. Plus John Abraham, Arjun Rampal, and all the other old favorites. Anyway, for our last post, which is also the 6th day before the birthday, I thought the 6 Flavors of Ayurvedic diet/medicine might be nice. In a mixture of images and quotes.
Ha! I thought of something clever! Still just a silly post, but at least with a semi-clever theme. And I did both stills and videos, so that’s something new.
My goodness October is busy! And I suppose it is even more busy in the actual Khan household, with Gauri’s birthday and then the anniversary and then Shahrukh’s birthday. Anyway, thanks to helpful reminders from the comments, I am throwing up a last minute anniversary post for them. And since they are both incredibly photogenic, it’s just a bunch of pictures. And yes, this is in addition to the Birthday Countdown post I already put up.
I tried to come up with something moderately meaningful for today, I really did. And then I gave up and decided to go with 8 coffee variations.
It’s his birthday month, and these are 9 reasons I love him, so this is not going to be a very critical post. Obviously. But if you love Shahrukh like I do, it may put some things into words that you have been wanting to say.
A light one after I got sucked in to two posts yesterday. He jokes sometimes about how he is only working with 5 expressions, but we all know that is a joke, he is really a wonderful actor. Although he also knows how to use his face in certain set ways that the fans love. Here are my 10 favorites, feel free to add your own in the comments (reminder: no way to insert images from your computer, but if you can find them online, you can insert an image link by simply going down a line before and after. It works best with a short link).
Happy Monday! I get to have coffee today! I go off it over the weekend, and it’s the one thing that makes it kind of exciting to get to Monday morning when I have to go to work. Anyway, I am all caffeinated and ready to discuss stuff!
I am sure you will all have Thoughts in the comments about what I should have included and did not, along with what I included and shouldn’t have, and various other changes I should have made. And that’s fine, think of this as just a starting point!
It’s October, and it’s the 13th post, let’s get spooky! And also sexy. And therefore Vampires!!!! 13 reasons Shahrukh might be a Vampire. Well, 7 reasons he could be, 6 reasons he probably isn’t.