Hello everyone! I have been reading Bollywhat for a long time and actually posted once or twice back in the olden days, but for the most part I am just a lurker. I live in the Washington DC area, and started my Bollywood obsession back in 2008. The first movie I watched was Devdas, and for some reason I didn't watch another movie for over a year. But after a reintroduction via my local library there was no turning back. Since then I have amassed a collection of approximately 270 movies. I have exactly 1.5 converts to my name, and we have recently started to regularly catch the latest on the big screen which has been fun. When I was working I never had the energy to do more than lurk. With being laid off this past Thursday I am able to contribute to the board now that I have some time ~ so I got that going for me, which is nice. (honestly though, I am messing with my future as I should be working on my resume right now.) As it is, I look forward to spending some time here in between job searching!
Hey, congrats on the impressive movie collection, and the converts. My condolences on the unemployment thing-I've been there, it's not fun. Something I found helpful was to try to keep "work hours"-tried to get up at my usual time, tried to do job-hunting related tasks between the hours of 8 and 5, tried to resist the pajamas-all-day urge. Also, my friends and I have sometimes found temp agencies helpful in the past with regard to finding short-term work that lead into more permanent work. In the meantime, enjoy Bollywhat!
oops - I'll have to fix that - I meant Mardaani - the Rani Mukerji as a cop one. Also looking forward to Gulab Gang, but more for Juhi than Madhuri. I like Madhuri but I really like Juhi and it will be cool (I hope!) to see her in a negative role.
Thanks for the advice; I will definitely have to start setting up my days that way. Right now they are pretty unstructured and it isn't very effective at all! Ugh! I am definitely my own worst enemy... If you don't mind me asking; how long did it take for you to find work again?
Well, this has been a few years, and of course the economy's gotten tougher in the meantime, but I think it was about five months from the time I was laid off and four months from the time I stumbled across the temp agency to the time the temp agency got me a short-term job that turned into a long term job. The friend who I nagged into doing the same thing was a little bit longer, I think, maybe seven months? We both kept hunting on our own while we were on file with the temp agency. Hope this helps.
dancelover: Finished Madhu, thru the film he is working on today!
Mar 18, 2019 18:52:18 GMT
dancelover: Now working Madhu's lists
Jan 14, 2019 20:33:12 GMT
dancelover: Finished lists for Devika.
Jan 11, 2019 19:31:54 GMT
dancelover: beginning Devika, the Telugu-Tamil star.
Dec 31, 2018 14:29:32 GMT
dancelover: Now finished using a new website about Sivaji Ganesan to revise my jodi-lists for him.
Dec 26, 2018 19:50:24 GMT
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Nov 1, 2018 12:28:15 GMT
dancelover: I now have 5 of the 6, but The Kapoors is missing pages 327 through 350.
Sept 21, 2018 17:28:57 GMT
dancelover: Ordered 6 books from Amazon-linked stores. Dilip Kumar's autobiography arrived. Using it to x-check my records on him.
Sept 18, 2018 20:04:56 GMT
dancelover: Done Sukumari; now working K. R. Vijaya
Sept 11, 2018 20:48:59 GMT
dancelover: Finally completed Lists for Sukumari. Still must cross-reference.
Aug 22, 2018 14:43:14 GMT
dancelover: While still working Sukumari's lists, I have added several Malayalam writers and lyricists, and filled in much data for others.
Jul 16, 2018 13:59:04 GMT
dancelover: Still doing Sukumari; took time to add Malayalam writer Muttathu Varkey.
May 22, 2018 15:22:01 GMT
dancelover: Finished Girija; now working Sukumari (Malayalam actress).
Mar 26, 2018 15:12:18 GMT
dancelover: Now working Girija, a Telugu actress.
Mar 9, 2018 21:53:14 GMT
dancelover: Mona went on to be a Producer of TV. Sridevi worked for her at least once. IMO, Sri was indeed a Great Artist, and Mona was even Greater!
Feb 25, 2018 16:03:19 GMT
dancelover: It was Mona's great artistry, in moving with her 2 kids into father-in-law Surinder's home, that ensured her kids would know Sri's kids as their siblings!
Feb 25, 2018 16:01:17 GMT
dancelover: Now Sri has died while her oldest, Jhansi, is shooting for her debut. Will Arjun comfort Jhansi, and Khushie?
Feb 25, 2018 15:58:21 GMT
dancelover: I think of Boney's 1st wife, Mona Shourie, who died 6 years ago at only 48, just before her son Arjun made his film debut.
Feb 25, 2018 15:55:15 GMT