• Personal,  Poetry,  Writing

    Poem: Irrfan Khan (RIP) 1967-2020

    The legendary Indian actor Irrfan Khan passed away. This poem is dedicated to him.
    I will miss you forever. Your films were magical to me. A lost girl looking for her belonging in this world. Her roots. Her version of India. You made me curious. I will forever be thankful to you for how your films have impacted me. They left me with an insatiable desire to be curious about my culture. My real culture. Not any made up culture I have grown up with.
    RIP Irrfan.

    The way you came in
    Swept across the country
    The entire world of art
    Your radiance
    Insatiable creativity
    Artistic acting
    Powerful characteristic
    Only viewed by us
    Through the screen
    Left in awe.

    Piece by piece,
    I opened up,
    To a world
    Of roots long lost
    Pulled them up
    With your help
    Held them close
    Tied a knot
    For each time
    You made an impact
    Left an imprint
    In my artistic heart.

    RIP Irrfan Khan.

    Love always,
    Kimmi Sandhu

    Actor Irrfan Khan passes away at age 53
  • Dreams,  Inspiration,  Personal,  Thoughts

    “Seasons may change, winter to spring…”

    I just re-watched my all time favourite romantic movie, Moulin Rouge. When I came home from work today it was on HD TV and it instantly made me feel better (at least at first, and not towards the ending). Can’t remember last time I saw it. I went and saw it back in 2001 with my two best friends in one of the best cinemas of Gothenburg at the time; Victoria. That cinema was removed years ago, not even sure why. I remember being 12-13 and seeing the first scene of the movie and thinking, oh no, this is a crappy movie. But little did I know that it was going to become my favourite movie and going to play such an important role for me when growing up. I loved those love songs and I still do, there’s something so powerful about them. Me and my friend used to alternate between being Satine or Christian in the songs and sing each part for Come What May. Beautiful memories.

    I know it’s a sad movie, but it really is inspirational to me because of my Indian background and the fact that some people in that culture are not able or allowed to choose Love in their lives. That movie was my inspiration when growing up, ┬áthat I will not let anyone or anything get in the way for me and the one I love – no matter what people say. I still believe that until today. Because…

    “The Greatest Thing You’ll Ever Learn is Just to Love, and Be Loved in Return…”