Friday, July 22, 2011


I came across this post on someone's blog and dunno why, felt an instant urge to answer these questions..

1. Without sharing your name, who are you?
A simple guy, loves to be loved, an agnostic, loyal to his relations, to some extent an introvert and is himself only in company of friends..!!

2. Describe yourself in less than five words.
Ambitious, Observant, Knowledge-Thirsty, Trust-worthy, Vampire..;)

3. Do you have any special talents? What?
Wish I had...but sigh...:(..Wait..I can drink as much coffee as you want me too...Do you count that..??And yes I can abuse well, but then that's such an abundant talent...On a serious note, I can do anything for my loved ones...!

4. Are there any talents you wish you had? What?
I wish I could dance like Hrithik...Sing like Sonu Nigam, play like Sachin, kick like Messi...Could write Well..forget it..this list's never gonna end...

5. What are your most important interests? What do you like about them?
Reading and writing has to be top most...They both give me solace..They take me to a different world altogether..

6. What is your opinion of Lady Gaga? takes something to achieve so much at such a young age..She actually beat Sachin in thw world's most famous personalities..!!

7. If you could go anywhere right this second, where would you go?
Gwalior..Back to hostel..I m so missin' those special people there..

8. What are your favourite foods for breakfast, lunch, and dinner?
COFFEE!!Although I don't get it all the time..infact not even once..ofcourse nothing can beat home-cooked food anyday..

9. Do you have siblings? Talk about them; if not, talk about being an only child.
A brother and a sister..My brother more like a guardian, sister more of a friend..One of my best'est possessions(Ok make that two..:P)

10. Do you like sports? What teams do you support?
Of course!!Cricket is a religion as they say..Indian Cricket team..Spain's Fifa 09 team:P, Barca,The Lee-Hesh pair..that's it..

11. Do you have any tattoos? If not, would you ever get one?
Not plans either..

12. Have you ever donated blood? Why or why not?
Yes, the day I gave my AIEEE examination...Probably b'coz my cousin just took me there and I had no choice :|

13. How do you like your coffee and/or tea?
Coffee..Has to be strong..Put in as much coffee as you can..with little or no sugar..

14. Are you left- or right-handed?

15. If you’re in college, what are you studying? If not, what did/what are you planning to study?
Completed engg..(not ask me to write a code), pursuing MBA

16. What are some of your short-term goals?
Get a good job..Get into an IIM

17. What kind of music do you like?
Something soothing..

18. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live?

i love my India..*patriot*

19. Have you ever been overseas? Where and when?
Bhutan..yes it's out of India...(ok..enough of laughing), a month back

20. Have you ever been to the circus? What did you think at the time?
Yup..I loved it..but hated the smell there

21. Are you wearing shoes right now? If so, describe them. If not, describe your socks/feet.
Actually I m wearing floaters..

22. List some things you’d like to do before you die.

Proffessionally: Own a big company
Socially: Gift my dad a  Rolex GMT master. Settle down with my spouse and family (including both our parents) in Bangalore..
Personally:Want to pen down a bestseller

23. What do you prefer to write with; pencil, pen, crayon, Sharpie, lipstick, chalk, etc?
Pen..Since I was a kid..

24. Do you like movies? What are your favorites?
Who doesn't..??Favourites being Shawshank Redemption, P.S.I love you, The notebook,..just to name a few..

25. Do you like chocolate? What’s your favorite kind? If not, WHY.
Bring it on..There is only one kind of chocolate which says 'Eat-Me'..!

I would like the folowing people to answer it as well..Lodha , Swikruti , Lavish , Manyu ,Bulb , Khandel , Da**a , Goku , Yudi, THE , Puss , Kala ,LL
However I am sure most of them would not trouble their asses and fingers and leave it unanswered..!!

Signing Off,

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Refreshingly Cool..!!

A movie on celluloid, which is refreshingly cool, breathtakingly beautiful, artistically aesthetic and naturally loveable..!I won't disagree with the fact that the picturesque landscapes of Spain took away some of the emotional quotient from the film, but i ain't complaining...and that is because I simply loved it..!!There were scenes which literally took my breath away...and some beautiful moments which the one in which Hrithik is sitting on the boat, with moist eyes and a realization of how beautiful this life is...The moment when Farhan calls his mom from the prison (I know most of u won't even remember that, but to me it somehow clicked!). there were dialogues which were original, and might just go on to become historic.."mera naam imran hai, par dost mujhe pyaar se majnu bulate hai". No wonder, Farhan Akhtar has kept the best dialogues for himself...The Doordarshan sequence in the bar, and another one where Hrithik is on a video call...are truly genius..Throwing out the cell phone, Farhan giving Hrithik a pink 'mushy mushy-Japanese-School-Girl' cell phone...The three grownups playing planks..all bring smiles to your faces...A sensous kiss between arguably the sexiest male and the sexiest female..skydiving, water diving, Tomatino, running with bulls behind you are certainly the pluses..;)Ya there was an emotional angle in the lives of all the three protagonists, but then who cares..!When Kalki points out that 'obviously you won't like to go on a boy's trip after marriage' along with Hrithik and Farhan I also had the same question in my mind...Is it??Similarly, when Hrithik says that 'Who needs a wife for entertainment, when you have 1000 crores in your bank account, again this thought crossed my mind 'Is it?' but a fraction of seconds later another thought came in 'BULL SHIT!!'..To be honest, it was actually a good film to check out,  a relief from the usual nonsense Sajid Nadiadwala types..!Some wonderful poetic moments by Javed Akhtar, heart touching and foot tapping numbers by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, but undoubtedly the hero of the movie was Carlos Catalan, who captured the magnificent Spain in his lens so exquisitely and yes of course Zoya Akhtar, for bringing back the DCH era once again..(yes there were glimpses of DCH here and there). In short Bollywood has come a long way from 'yes and no' to 'Ya' to 'Yup and Nope'..(I guess for the first time yup and nope has been used on the big screen..although m not sure..:P)and succeeds in its attempt to be uber-cool..!
Don't miss the trip..There's much more to Spain besides La Liga, Barcelona (yes, they showed kids wearing Xavi and Pique Barcelona t-shirts) and Real Madrid...!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Shocking Insensitivity..!

Aye dil hai mushkil jeena yahan
Zara hat ke zara bach ke, yeh hai Bombay meri jaan!!

In the context of Mumbai blasts, this yesteryear's lyrics is so apt! There have been talks going round that Mumbai has become a soft target for the terrorist, and quite visibly a favourite one too.No terrorist group is yet taking responsibility of the attacks but everybody right from Indian Muhajideen to LTE to ISI have been talked about. But the question which still remains unanswered is 'Who is to be blamed for it??'...Certainly not the common man! All over the newspapers and newschannels and social media the masses are making direct attacks at the "tainted politicians", the "indolent policemen", the politicians from the ruling party blaming the intelligence, the politicians from the opposition party blaming the policies blaming the ruling party's policies, but ultimately the question still remains unanswered! There are leaders making statements that we can't stop these activities completely, and what amuses me is the fact that the leaders from the opposition party are actually more interested in making dig at this comment by Rahul Gandhi, rather than concentrating on the real problem. Are the netas actually to be blamed for these attacks. Today on a news channel I saw a local
Mumbaikar saying "Ye neta log hamesha haadsa hone k baad hi aate hai aur hume dilasa dete hai," Are the netas informed about the attack beforehand, so that they could do something before it actually happens??Someone quoted that Kasab is still alive, but I want to ask is he the only terrorist, and how does him being still alive justify this sorry act of terrorism. Had he been killed would there have been no blasts?It's not about playing a blame game, and trying to escape from this situation...
Well, to be honest, I don't really know what we actually need to do now! The news tabloids are busy showing how they were the first to report this mishap, how the Mubaikars are helping each other and showing courage in the face of  distress, by fighting all odds. I feel this is all bullshit! Do these people really have a choice, with Mumbai getting a brand new identity- a testing ground for all the
new bombs?Are they really so tolerant to the blasts or are they simply helpless? Nobody seems to have a clue as to what needs to be done, the police, the politicians, neither the so-called Indian intelligence. Everything seems to be scripted by the terrorists, who are actually able to put it into life successfully. Everyone has defined role which he needs to perform next:
The home minister will sooner or later find out Pakistani connection in these blasts in order to cajole the affected ones (To my surprise they haven't found it yet!)
The President of USA will condemn the blast and so will the PM of Pakistan
The Indian PM as always will remain silent
An inquest will be launched by the Indian Intelligence.
The common people will do a candle march to India Gate and The Gate Way Of India.
We’ll forget everything in a couple of days; just as we have already forgotten the train accident in which more than 67 people had died, triple the number in these blasts, because none of our akins died in those blasts or in that accident.
The Mumbai locals will show their ‘heart’ and get going with their routine from tomorrow, afterall its a question of 'rozi roti'
We’ll continue playing more cricket with Pakistan team and beating them and then ofcourse patting our backs.
Through this medium, I don't intend to say that the politicians or the police are not at fault, but it's just a take on how everybody is busy blaming someone else, rather than actually getting to the bottom of this menace, and trying to extirpate this disease, once and for all. Is anyone listening..??

Signing off,