Sunday, 10 January 2016

The Hindu - Pursuit of Happiness



Chris Gardner makes a living by selling some kind of medical scanner machine to doctors. The going it tough, somehow Chris manages the rent and groceries. He also has a kid to take care of. The kid child is simply amazing. The bonding among father and son is wonderfully presented in the movie. Gradually things get difficult, they struggle for survival. Later Chris joins a six months internship program without pay, in an investment firm. Initially he's in a double mind, to join or not to join? Chris was good with Maths in his schooldays. He likes solving the Rubik's cube, and gains a mastery in it. He attends his first day of internship in a very casual manner, without wearing a proper shirt. Day by day he stats working hard.

On the last day of his internship Chris is called into the same room he had his interview in. He faces the same guys he did then, when he was in his homely clothing covered in paint. Someone asks why he dressed so properly and formal, today?

Chris smiles and says "I decided to wear a shirt today since it's the last day and all."

One of the guys smiles at him and tells to wear a shirt tomorrow to, since they would love to see him like that on the first day of his job.

I've watched "The Pursuit of Happiness" many times, such an inspiring movie. On the last day thing, my thinking is pretty similar like Chris, typical "All's Well That Ends Well" kind of mindset. 31st Dec 2015, being the last day of the year I wanted it to be perfect. I went to office in time, everyone seemed to be in party mood. Also, the last day was something special. The Hindu Newspaper, New Delhi edition, published about my debut fiction novel 'Story of Tublu'.




Grab a copy of my debut book Story of Tublu from Amazon or Flipkart. It is a Contemporary Fiction novel, published by LiFi Publications Pvt Ltd. The book has its share of drama, that entertains; humor, that makes one reminisce; love, friendship and emotions that defines the amazing journey that is, life.
http://www.amazon.in/dp/9382536752/ref=tsm_1_fb_lk



6 comments:

  1. Nice post Jahid! Pursuit of Happyness remains one of my favorite inspirational movies. Congrats for the appreciation received for your book. I am yet to read it..:)
    Happy New Year!

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    1. Thanks Shaivi :) glad you liked the post. Yes, Pursuit of Happiness is a very inspiring movie!!

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  2. I wept (secretly) during this movie. The Grit and inspiration in the same makes it a great movie to watch. Congrats on your book.

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    1. I feel the embarrassment when small droplets pour from my eyes during some special movies :) Thanks a lot for dropping by Ami, and also for the congratulation :)

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  3. Congratulations Jahid! Report appearing in The Hindu means a lot!

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