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Picture the song: The three loves of Bashu in ‘Tum Sundar Ho’ from ‘Katha’

In Sai Paranjpye’s wicked comedy, a piece of music tells us everything we need to know about Farooque Shaikh’s con artist.

In Sai Paranjpye’s charming Katha (1983), confidence trickster Bashu (Farooque Shaikh) juggles many hats, and the three verses of Tum Sundar Ho (You are beautiful) cleverly capture Bashu’s simultaneous hat-trick win over lower middle class chawl resident Sandhya (Deepti Naval), Boss Dhindoria’s glamorous trophy wife Anuradha (Mallika Sarabhai), and his cheeky teenage daughter Jojo (Winnie Parajpye Joglekar).

The first verse is set in a natural world of shells, sand and sea. A buggy ride on the shore and the spontaneous energy of youngsters splashing about in the water is the perfect setting for Bashu to throw back his head, look up at the smiling blue sky and promise rainbows forever to the trusting Sandhya. The rhythm and lyrics of this verse makes one expect a typical love song to soar forth.

It doesn’t.

Night club crooner (Sudha Chopra) takes over the second verse and turns the same song into a seductive overture for Bashu, who is smitten by the beautiful Anuradha, with her silken tresses, flashing dark eyes, crimson lips and golden evening wear. Over candlelight, Anuradha smilingly tastes a love sweeter than wine while Bashu clasps her hand to his cheerfully cheating heart.

The third verse cuts to Bashu and Jojo dressed in glitzy costumes amidst hip teenagers in a discotheque. The song is now a snappy duet in which Bashu and Jojo merrily spar and spat. More confident than Sandhya or Anuradha, who are silent through their rapturous moments with Bashu, the sharp-tongued and coyless Jojo declares herself to be indeed beautiful. The vigorous rhythm of this verse allows its lyrics to drown in teenybopper gibberish.

With spot-on mood music from Raj Kamal (who sings with Preeti Sagar and Paranjpye Joglekar) Indu Jain’s lyrics make Tum Sundar Ho an unmissable six-and-a-half minutes of Katha.

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Tum Sundar Ho from Katha.
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These GIFs show you what it means to miss breakfast

That monstrous roar is your empty stomach.

Let’s take a glance at your every day morning routine. You crawl out of bed, go for a quick shower, pull out and wear your neatly ironed clothes at the speed of light and then rush out of the house, making sure you have your keys and wallet in place.

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You walk into office, relieved because you have made it to work on time. Stifling yawns and checking emails, you wonder how your colleagues are charged up and buzzing with energy. “What is wrong with these people” you mumble to yourself.

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Slowly, you start to change. You start snapping at colleagues and start arguing with your computer. You take out your frustration on anything or anyone in sight.

To add to the aggressive behaviour, you’ve completely lost your focus. After some time, you simply forget what you were doing.

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Unable to bear the hunger pangs, you go for a mid-morning snack. It is only when a colleague asks you for a bite do you realize that you have developed into a fully formed, hunger fueled, monster. Try not to look at yourself in the mirror.

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If only you had spared not even twenty or ten but just 5 minutes in the morning and not skipped breakfast, your story would look completely different - as you will see in this video.

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The fast dip in your mood and lack of focus is because your body has missed its most important meal of the day – breakfast. Research has shown that skipping a meal, especially in the morning, worsens the mood because there is a drop in the blood sugar. This in turn affects the levels of serotonin and dopamine, the chemicals produced in the brain that control our moods and feelings. In simpler English, not having breakfast is going to make you really cranky and confused!

Morning is also when the body needs maximum nutrition to function efficiently through the day as you’ve just woken up from a full 7 hours of no food (and if you’re sleeping less than that, that’s a whole other article).

So in short, having a breakfast could make you go from looking like the earlier GIFs to this:

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But with changing lifestyles and most people hard pressed for time, a healthy breakfast is taking the backseat. However, it doesn’t have to be that way. MTR has come up with a range of widely loved Indian delicacies like Poha, Upma and Halwa which can be made in (hold you breath) just 3 minutes! All you have to do is add hot water and wait for 3 minutes to get a delicious and filling breakfast.

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These amazing and delicious breakfasts can be made in a jiffy and consumed with the least hassle, even in the midst of your frenetic morning routine. So grab your #MTRbreakfastin3 to start the day on an awesome note.

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