Friday, December 5, 2008

Mumbai "The Spirit stirred for once" : In pictures,videos and links

Mumbai burnt from 26th November till 28th November,2008.The burn marks remain,would they go ever go away for the hostages inside the Taj Hotel,Oberoi Hotel,Cama Hospital.For the taxi drivers in Ville Parle.For baby Moshe.For local train users at CST.For the martyr's families.And more generally,for every concerned human being who witnessed these shocker events unravel be it in person or through media,I don't think so.

The dog was oblivious to the hineous scenes going on in Mumbai.

CST trashed

Taj Mahal Hotel in flames

  • See more pictures on : ArunShanBhag's blog (WARNING : Page takes long to load due to heavy pictures,but they are worth the wait)

What would happen if attacks in Mumbai took place in US?

Yahoo Answers!

Dr.Melissa Clouthier's blog and her views

Articles :

  • New York Think Tanks,Steve Coll mentions his time with the LeT(LeT is the terrorist outfit behind the Mumbai attacks)


  • Mumbai Terror Helpline - The hostage crisis may be over but the injured are still in hospital,they need your support.Check this blog for requirements as and when they arise.

  • India's Peace Campaign - A campaign by the youth to make a change.Join it to give your support in anyway possible.

VIDEO: CNN's take on What India needs to do?

I would like to end on a positive and inspirational note.Watch this fabulous advertisement by Bharti/Airtel.

Bharti advertisement

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Five Things You Didn't Know About My Younger Self

Hey my blog information reads I write about anything that catches my attention and interests me.So this post would signify I pay good amount of attention to myself and I take interest in myself.

Actually I have been tagged by Parinita Shetty so I am writing about myself now.Has been long I've done that though..

1.My birth was premature so I was a complicated creature from the very onset of my descend upon this planet.And since it was premature there were a few "abnormalities".I was not as healthy and height wasn't like other babies.Describing it to me my parents had an interesting similie to use.They say I looked like a "little rat" and by no means is it in relation to my character but to my short short body.

Yeah it isn't a great comparison!

2.I had a thing for sliding down the stairs handle.Well the handle was built only after I fell down the stairs which didn't have a handle before.Apparently the athleticism in me isn't new.It continued with the building of the handle.So I would get on the handle and slide down and balance wasn't great so again I would roll down the stairs.

So much so my parents considered moving to the ground floor of the house because of my "roll down the stairs" abilities.

Also these rolling down the stairs have a mark on the sides of my forehead,I think these are 3-4stitches.So I look somewhat like Harry Potter with those marks on his head.(except his craziness..No disrespect intended for Harry Potter fans)

3.Contrary to the situation now,I was a nerd till I was in class 4.I used to come in 2nd in the class only to the bigger nerd than me Somya Verma.(Boo her! Yeah am competitive since an early age!)I remember once beating my best friend back then by a meager 0.1% and being overjoyed because I continued my coming 2nd streak and envious of that girl again because well she had topped again!

4.Me and my cousin sister would buy a "toy" every Sunday from the local store and it would be EVERY Sunday,no misses. Toys would be of various types and prices.Its not necessary that the toy would be all manly or boyish but I would look what my sister liked so it "could" be a lil girly too. And yes it was "sometimes" girly.Example:Tea Set,Doctor set and my favourite game was "Ghar Ghar". (Enough embarrassing stuff for today!)

In my defense, she picked guyish stuff too sometimes!

5.You see how kids today would hog TV and not let go of it?Be it during meals or even before sleeping? I was different back then. While all my brothers and sisters would watch cartoons and other shows. I would keep away and I've been told I would never watch TV and would prefer to read comic books.(Champak,Tinkle and others were better doses of entertainment)

Such different childhood and totally different as a grown up.*sighs*
*Goes into nostalgia*

P.S.As an ending note I would like to attach this image of me and my brother as kids and I don't know where its clicked but seems like a hill station in East of India.Probably.I looked so adorable.(Yeah modesty takes a hit sometimes!)

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Mumbai's tag of global city is hit

I am sure many of you would be aware of the vandalizing nature of MNS(Maharashtra Nav Nirman Sena) chief,Raj Thakrey and his men and seen their acts of hurting North Indian's on the reason of protecting the "Marathi Manus".

Times of India had an article running today (Sunday Times,02 November,Delhi Edition) showing how what we earlier thought was limited to political games has actually hit the mindset of the local people too.These aforementioned article bears some startling incidents which would make any Indian bow his/her head in shame and question the country's "biggest democracy" stance which we somehow are very proud of.

Mumbai: ‘‘Loud discussions have given way to whispers... that’s what’s really scary,’’ is how a north Indian techie who has spent the better part of his life in Mumbai described the new mood in the city. The divisiveness, which began as a political tamasha a few weeks ago and spiralled into violence, has begun to slowly but steadily seep into the life of the ordinary Mumbaikar. Suddenly, the man on the street is defining himself as ‘native’ or an ‘outsider’.
Whether in offices, on trains, in market places and school compounds, a sense of anxiety has surfaced. Tension is especially palpable in stressful surroundings such as a jampacked train compartment. Susheel Sukhraj, an entertainment professional, wrote in to TOI to say he had witnessed several instances of young boys being cussed on trains as ‘bhaiyyas’ and cases when rank strangers banded to turn on a fellow traveller with, ‘‘You have dirtied our city.’’
Clarifying that he himself is a ‘‘Marathi from Panchgani’’, Sukhraj says that he is disturbed by the things he sees everyday while travelling from Navi Mumbai to Andheri. ‘‘At Mankhurd station, a north Indian boy standing at the door was deliberately hit on the head by someone in the surging crowd. The man then quickly disappeared inside the compartment but continued to pass snide remarks to provoke a fight,’’ says Sukhraj, recalling an incident that took place on Thursday morning.
Even middle-class north Indians are feeling the chill. Jaiprakash, an engineer with an IT firm in Andheri, says that north Indian employees at his workplace prefer to hang out together after work and ‘‘feel odd’’ about interacting with Marathis, lest something provocative be said.
But the real brunt continues to be borne by poor immigrants — cab drivers, watchmen, daily wage earners and odd-jobs men. ‘‘On Thursday night I found an autorickshaw driver weeping at Gokuldham in Goregaon. I asked him what was wrong and he said that his previous passenger, a Marathi man, had refused to pay and slapped him when he asked for the fare,’’ says a senior media correspondent. ‘‘Then, on Friday afternoon, a cabbie told me that a young man got into his taxi at Churchgate and said, ‘‘Girgaum chal, main batata hoon. When they reached Girgaum, the man simply walked away.’’
The fallout is best summed up by Kishan Rajak who moved to Mumbai a decade ago and started working with a laundry. When he saw pictures of a bus burning in Kalyan after Raj’s arrest, the 24-year-old simply said, ‘‘This place is not safe anymore,’’ and left for UP.

If the people involved in it are reading this then be very ashamed of what you did and if you think its the right thing to do then you're very wrong.

While researching I came across an interesting blog post too which I would like to share as well.
Marathi Manus Jaaga

Friday, October 31, 2008

Russell Peters--L-L-I-I-V-E-E-E

Russell Peters came back to Delhi on the 29th.We had gone to see him perform last year at the Sai Auditorium and it was great fun.Totally worth the value and money and well the hype for us all.It had started late but it was compensated with a fabulous laugh riot.

This year it was at a different venue(meaning more seats) and the ticket prices had shot up(inflation/financial crisis here too?).The hype was the same,the expectations were the same.Despite the bigger venue and bigger audience,the crowd management on the part of DNA Networks was absolutely awful.There was a single queue for nearly 700 odd people who had come to watch the show.People would join in the middle and like how we did,found someone we knew and stood with them.VOILA,we're inside the premises in 5minutes which otherwise would have taken not less than half an hour.

The show was to start at 6:00PM SHARP,well that's what the tickets said.We were inside the auditorium hall 5minutes before 6.Made our way to the first floor and after being guided to our side of the hall by the escorts we were seated.We didn't like our seats,they were too far from the stage and had a weird angle.Although after much bickering and smiling at the security guard of the better wing by the girls to get better seats failed,we decided to stay put.Show started at 6,45 with an opening act by Rusty Dooley.He took the stage and got hold of the mic and that's where the event started to go horribly wrong.The speakers were echoing and that made the whole concept of "stand up comic" a complete disaster.(Yes the title signifies the echo in the LIVE show!)

After Rusty's act,there was a huge round of applause for the man himself.RUSSELL PETERS! There were screams from our wing and the other wing about the sound issue as one guy in our wing put it,"We hear three of you!",to which came the reply,"You hear three of me?Dude,stop drinking that much!".LOL.

He made fun of how Bangalore has banned dancing(Yes,many of us aren't aware of that but that indeed is true.WTF!)and there is no restriction on Pee-ing in public! LOL.
He also picked on Aishwarya Rai and said,“Aishwarya Rai is a beautiful stunning woman to look at. But she can’ act worth a shit. She should be better left to do only endorsements because of her beauty,”.LOL.
Another joke,which shows how observant he is of Indian people is the joke on men holding hands or pinkies to be very clear and trying to be all macho and checking out girls in the process.Its too hilarious to even imagine,let alone witness it being performed.

He rounded off the evening with his great joke on the comparison between Indian Parents and their kids against Canadian Parents and their kids,famously known as "Somebody’s gonna get a hurt real bad".(See Video below)

Friday, October 3, 2008

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

World ending?

Everyone fears death and some people actually go overboard and ask astrologers when they would die! Which obviously isn't true and cannot be predicted.Yeah I don't believe in all those things.
But coming to the point,there have been many theories about the world ending and many(all?) of them have been wrong and as we are just a few hours away from another story doing the rounds of the Earth being engulfed into a black hole and world coming to an end tomorrow,that is 10th September 2008.
Then there is another theory revolving around Mayan Calendar and the world ending on 21st December,2012 according to that theory.Upon some research I found this quote by Dr. Jose Arguelles in "Time and The Technosphere" :
"August 13, 3113 BC is as precise and accurate as one can get for a beginning of history: the first Egyptian dynasty is dated to ca 3100 BC; the first 'city,' Uruk, in Mesopotamia, also ca 3100 BC; the Hindu Kali Yuga, 3102 BC; and most interestingly, the division of time into 24 hours of 60 minutes each and each minute into 60 seconds [and the division of the circle into 360 degrees], also around 3100 BC, in Sumeria. If the beginning of history was so accurately placed, then must not the end of history, December 21, 2012 also be as accurate?"

Lets take this into consideration that the world would end tomorrow,what would be the last thing you would want to do?

I personally would want to kiss my gf before something like that would happen or at least hope to do that!Even if kissing isn't possible then at least hearing her voice would do! Yeah romantic,hain na?

Now you tell me what you would do?

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Delhi vs Mumbai: Political Capital vs Financial Capital


I apologise that I haven't written in 2months,so here I am with a well a cliched topic!

I know this topic has been discussed time and again and its like New York vs Washington,Men vs Women(cliched comparisons I mean) but I wanted to jump the bandwagon too as well I recently visited Mumbai and since am a Delhite,the comparisons just becomes well inevitable.

I won't be comparing based upon random things which other sites/blogs would but I would be making the comparison upon things that matter to ME!So you see how something that might matter to you,may/may not matter to me.In short,I decide what goes!

I would be putting down 5 positives of both the cities,so here we go!

Delhi(because home comes first!)

1.Food - I mean who cannot like Delhi food.There is street food,which includes Indian and Tibetan(Momos,big hit!) then there are restaurants which offer every cuisine a normal human being would want to eat.(Yes that rules out rats and other weird animals.TOO BAD!)

2.Space - There is ample space.Well compared to other big cities I've been to.And this by the way does not include parking spaces which is well a big problem but other than that there is good enough space to roam about and have parks and all.

3.Metro - Although the transport in general is a mess with over charging autos,buses not being comfortable but Metro is a great service.Although its getting messy now too but who cares! Public transport hai what do you expect!?

4.Infrastructure - Look at the roads,the flyovers,the toll bridges! You think you've reached some German city where there is no speed limit and you can zip pass the slow cars or well slow drivers too.(oldies need to learn to move faster than 40kmph!)

5.More brands - Well this doesn't matter much to me but hey compare the brands we have here to the ones in other big cities.And Delhi doesn't mean Delhi ONLY but NCR(national capital region) so we have looooadsa places to chill and shop.

Mumbai(probably the second home :p)

1.Law abiders - Yeah people here actually abide by the law and it doesn't matter if its day time or night time.Law is Law! I like it when people abide by the law,especially road rules like lane driving and respecting the road signs and if the sign says ONE WAY then it has to be ONE WAY and not change to two way that happens in Delhi.

2.Transport - Unlike the auto walah's in Delhi who just charge according to their whims and fancies,Mumbai auto walah's would take you according to the meter and so would the cabbies.Be it day,be it night.Meter is what decides the fare and there is no bickering over the charges too.As for the prime transport "The Local Train",its great but I would die to get inside it in one go,especially in rush hours and sometimes I think the rush hours don't end at all!

3.Respect for Women/Security - This is a very strong issue for me as I firmly believe that men in Delhi only think of women as show pieces and wouldn't let go of an opportunity to stare inside a girls' shirt! Although Mumbai men are no less who do the same but at least they don't turn to such heinous acts which men in Delhi are famous for.I would see girls in Mumbai move around without much tension at night but in Delhi moving around in the colony itself at night is a thing I've still not seen.

4.Babus - Government servants or Babus as they are called,do not work on a "bribe and work" policy which happens often here in Delhi.You can get the work done without bribing someone and the quickness would be the same if you had bribed too.So better to keep the money in your pocket!

5.Concerts - Yes! Mumbai hosts many concerts and many international artists come to Mumbai for a gig but seeing them in Delhi is a dream which still has to be fulfilled.Boo you Delhi Government with its lax arrangement and high entertainment tax!

So I leave it up to you to decide which city you like more(because I don't know which I like more!) and leave your comments.

Thanks for reading!

Monday, June 30, 2008

Free Hug Campaign

I found this video courtesy my friend Tanay.I totally absolutely loved the idea and the video is awesomely sweet too.

I would really appreciate if you comment on the video and pass on the link.
Here is the direct youtube link, Free Hug Campaign

Great work by Vinit Mehta

There is a campaign for Free Hugs too.Check the Free hug Campaign Website.
Thanks to Parinita Shetty for the link.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Man's best friend?


It is believed that dog is man's best friend but lately that feeling seems to be dwindling in my head.I mean don't get me wrong I like dogs after my friends made me get used to their licking and snooping around but recently the stray dogs in my lane ONLY have become a major pain.

They keep barking and barking all night.Chase cars and the worst is for people on two wheelers who are also chased and may lose balance too.I don't know who to blame for it?Should the Residential society be blamed for not doing enough?Should the MCD be blamed?Should the residents be blamed?

I am of the opinion that the people are to be blamed.The residents I mean.In the name of a good deed or "Punya" as we call it people feed them every day and every night and in turn these stray dogs stick around in the area and would live on these feedings.I agree that they are living organisms too but what is the point of earning Punya in the name of getting others bitten in exchange!?

I hope the situation improves as the civic amenities don't think its an important issue.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

New Vodafone Ad

This Vodafone ad aired some weeks back on Indian Television sets.At first I found it to be a smart ad and great idea with a very simple logic but as I began to see more of this ad(courtesy IPL) I am beginning to get sick and tired and ridiculing it when it comes.
Some of the points I noticed were :
1.How the guy who helps the girl with the droplet of ink is either very smart or very dumb(my money is on the second option) as he has the time to help the girl and then smile at her while the invigilator collects the papers.I mean if you've been a student then you would know how desperately you want to write when the teacher snatches the paper from you.

2.The teacher is collecting papers from the 1st row and notice how when the camera angle changes the students on the other side of the class are writing as cool-ly and calmly as possible.Again,if you've been a student you realise that at this moment you either cheat and ask others for answers or you just write the last bits frantically.

3.In the point 1,if the guy knew nothing wouldn't it make more sense to give her the whole pen instead of a droplet of ink which wouldn't last long anyway.

This is how you kill ads who appear great in the beginning and excessive of it starts to annoy!!

Monday, June 2, 2008

May Monsoon

The title might sound very absurd considering its not a title I would keep,but I feel is apt to describe the end of the month of May for the year 2008.Delhi generally doesn't have a rainy,watery May but this year was an exception.
Before you think this blog post is about weather changes and effects of Global Warming,its not!
Its about how something/someone came like a calm and cool wind that everyone loves and wants desperately to happen often and left like a storm,a hurricane, a cyclone which left me reeling under its effect.Its happened for the first time that am still jolted and await the breeze to blow on my face again.This might not be proper alliteration either but this is what I liked.
Now you must be wondering who/what I'm talking about..?
Its about the person that matters the most to me in the world,everything about her bothers me.Her smile makes me smile,her tears make me want to cry with her,her little anger scares me,her little pout deserves the attention it gets and frankly speaking she does deserve the attention she gets.I don't think naming that person would be the correct thing to do but if you're someone close to me then you would know by now who am talking about.
This wind entered the capital city on 29th May around evening time.The entry wasn't as expected.It had brought with it a bit of dust which didn't make the first day a happy day for me or the wind itself who was looking forward to being in a new city.But as I couldn't see the poor wind from being in a bad mood I met her and tried to sooth it down.I think I succeeded in my efforts.The wind was happy to see me and I couldn't have been happier to welcome the wind to my city.
On the second day,the wind was calmer and happier than the first day but as luck would have it,the second day proved to be a disaster too.The wind was totally shattered in its dreams and aspirations of enjoying this new city but a quiet dinner at night did make it feel better.
The third day couldn't be bad I thought.It couldn't be and it shouldn't be bad for the wind I promised myself.I met the wind in the morning and had wonderful plans for the wind to move about and spread her cheerfulness and happiness not just to me but to others as well.The third day would be the last day as both of us knew.By evening time the toll of the thought of separation had begun to enter both of our souls.Neither of us wanted to leave but the wind couldn't stay as it had to spread cheerfulness and happiness in other parts too.A dinner again worked well as the wind was probably temporarily distracted now of the thought of leaving.
By night time,I had bid adieu to the wind and the feeling of separation and loneliness began to come back and haunt me.The warm wind had now started having the effects of a huge storm which makes people cry and miss it while it was just a wind in the beginning of its phase.A little ray of hope still persisted in me that I would get to meet the wind for 1 day more,1 hour more,1 minute more but the mellow wind had left me reeling under its effect both emotionally and psychologically.
I hope to meet the wind in the near future,without her I miss how life totally is awesome and something to stay alive for,something to breathe for,something to stay healthy for.I've never been this affected by the wind than today.I've spent the whole day reeling under the magical memories of the wind and me together.I wish everyone gets a wind like this in their life,am sure I have one in mine.
I wish the wind and I remain together forever

UPDATE : The wind has safely reached its destined destination and I still cannot believe the wind blowing is over for now and am back in the humid weather with the hot scorching sun upon me.I wish the time could have gone slower.I just wish.....

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Looks matter?

I was talking to a girl some weeks back on a chat room where the conversation headed to our relationship statuses and I am committed and I don’t really remember what her status was but one thing that she asked thereafter, startled me. She asked me, ”How does your girlfriend look?”. Frankly speaking this is a very common question and most asked when you tell someone you’re committed but I don’t understand why. Why does it matter how a person looks? Would you only like people who are pretty/handsome and cute and not care about how they are as a person and how they would treat you and how you both would connect (or not) ? Are these things totally immaterial against how HOT the person is? Also here I would like to mention how HOT as an expression sounds totally vulgar as against PRETTY.
This also raises the question about love at first SIGHT, is it possible? Is it realistic? Just by looking at the person for the FIRST time are you able to judge how a person would be? I certainly think this isn’t possible. You cannot know a person completely even if you spend your life with them and here you’re talking how you LOVE a person just by looking at them for the very FIRST time. So stupid!
Although I do agree that all of us who claim that we don’t care about the looks of either ourselves or people we like/love are not totally saying the truth. We all care about it but would never agree that we do. We all have our phases of how we think we’re not pretty/handsome/cute/*other synonyms here* and those who don’t are either lying or are blondes. (Yes I don’t like blondes much!)
Also isn’t it possible that one person may not be cute in your view but might just be the cutest person alive in others’ view after all you know what they say, “Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder”
That’s all I have to say.
Until the next thought in my head, Ciao.
Oh as always, comments are appreciated.

Monday, May 19, 2008

10 Funny Youtube Videos

I was thinking of changing the content type of this blog and give it a different turn.
We all use youtube for various reasons.Some for looking at sports videos,some for checking out music videos,some for other fantasies which require them to click a certain "Proof birth date" button.
I decided to make a Funny youtube videos list.These are funny in my view and if you have suggestions for other videos then add them to comments.Also remember these are not in a particular order of preference or funniness but just in the order I came across them.
Enjoy :D

1.This is part of the talent contest in Britain and has Simon Cowell(American Idol judge) among the notable judges.This video is a must see.It is where a person tries to fit himself into a balloon.Yeah into a ballon.I give it 3.5/5

2.I would like to mention that this video does look fake and that they are not real incidents but stunts.Nonetheless its worth the watch.I am also happy that am not as bad as these people are and also that they aren't related to me to cause any embarrassment. My rating 4/5.

3.These extra charged men try to show they are tough and take on various objects to emphasize on their physical appeal.My rating 4/5.Must see,really.

4.This is very adorably cute and would definitely crack you up.Its not always the video that is funny but the laugh by others as well.I love this one.If this can't make you smile or laugh then nothing can!My rating 4.5/5.

5.I saw this on Ellen Degerenes Show and found it fantastically funny and absurd.The video shows how a couple dance on "Baby got Back" on their wedding.Yes you heard me right.ON THEIR WEDDING!Also,the couple dance really well and the girl dances with the dress which is even more commendable.I would love to see it happen in real life.My rating 4/5.

6.Remember me saying how other peoples' laugh makes the videos funny too?(If you don't then go back to point no 4 and read again,you're not paying much attention by the way!)This video is terribly funny, maybe more than the baby video.Notice how the guy in the middle has such a funny,nasal laugh.After a few minutes it does get stale but enjoy it till that time.My rating 4.5/5 HAHAHAHA!

7.I think everyone's heard the crazy frog song.I used to find it so very annoying and still do and was shocked when this song was on No1 in the UK Billboard Charts(yeah it was *sighs*).These two brothers in the video lip sync the song and dance on it.Yeah on this annoying song.My rating 3.5/5.

8.How about a change from humans to animals,eh?This is a really funny video of cats.I saw this right after HOW TO WASH A CAT video.LOL.This has many MANY clippings of funny cat incidents.Watch out for how the cat tries to jump and eat the table tennis ball.LOL.My rating 4/5.

9.We have sibling rivalries with our brothers and sisters,right?Yeah we do.This shows how animals have rivalries too.Continuing with the animal videos,this features the other favourite pet,THE CANINE.THE DOG.It has very funny clippings too and the background song makes it a joy to watch.My rating 3.5/5(Dogs aren't my favourite pets you see.)

10.I received this video some weeks back from a friend.Thanks Surabhi.Its a really funny flash clip of how the world is going to be in a few years or maybe by 2050!The commentary in the video is awesome.Turn on your speakers for this.ITS A MUST SEE!! My rating 5/5.Yeah I know I should have put this video in the starting but this did build your excitement,didn't it?Yes it did.Enjoy.

Thats all for now.My next project is funny advertisements.Look out for that too.
Until then Adios and keep laughing :D

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Weddings - A yawner

"I was married by a judge. I should have asked for a jury."
-Groucho Marx

“My husband and I divorced over religious differences. He thought he was God, and I didn't.” -Unknown

I went to a wedding last week.It had been ages since I had been to a wedding, be it for a known relative or any random person getting into this mess which he might be in for the rest of his/her life.
It was my cousin's wedding,who am not so close to anyway but I could not find a way to miss the wedding as my exams were over and I had nothing major(or minor but thats a different story titled "My sucky life") to do to get away.The marriage date was fixed a few hours before the marriage(Yes you heard me right.A few hours!)Well you see my family and people close to my family(especially mom's side) have people who believe in the 18th century traditions of janam patri and other wedding rituals which are annoying to say the least and the priest thought mentioning a date for tomorrow would be a good idea and as it turns out it was implemented.Then started the frenzy of inviting people via phone, ordering for food, looking for banquet hall, buying clothes and other 200million things to be done.Believe it or not,but the groom got his wedding dress only around 6 for the 8pm wedding!
Although everything went fine with the decorations and food and the dress but I don't think holding a wedding on such short notice is a good idea.Continuing with the events of the wedding,we reached when the baraat was going towards the banquet hall.
I actually like the baraats and I guess I had danced in my cousin's marriage too but this time I didn't feel like.I was actually thinking how much money goes into weddings and post wedding functions and even pre wedding functions.
After an unbearable 45-50minute wait for the baraat to enter the banquet hall,which I endured by messaging,it finally entered the premesis.You know who gets the most bored at this time of the proceedings?The groom.All he's doing is either sitting on the horse and looking at how everyone is dancing or sitting in the recent methods of development in the wedding industry,a chariot.Even then he's sitting and looking,although more comfortably as compared to on a horse.
As we went inside the wedding hall,the waiters wearing neat dresses are standing with yummy looking food,which I hungrily gulped down and my stomach seemed to be breathing after that and got selfish for more and I really like my stomach I can't see it wanting more and not getting it so I satisfied it some more.
As the marriage ceremonies continued I kept thinking how bored the bride and the groom would be.Doing nothing but sitting there and giving fake smiles and posing for pictures and accepting money packets,lets keep money packets out of the boring zone.

The best part about marriages?THE BUFFET!You can eat as much as you can and its very rare that I find food at marriages being horribly boring and tasteless.
This was my experience of a recent wedding as I didn't stay for the pheras.
Oh another startling thing would be how many people turned up for the wedding despite the short notice and as per my mom these were just the close relatives.As per my estimate there were 200 people and not less.Apparently,mom's aunty's daughter is a close relative as per my family!!
Comments would be appreciated.Thanks for reading :D

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Little Blah here,Little Blah there

I am sorry for not being regular (like anyone reads this but what the hell!)
Well this blog post is going to cover up for the whole April. Since this is a whole month and so far we're done with 23 days, am going to diversify this into 3parts.

1. General Blabber bibber
2. College fashion (yeah read on!)
3. Global Warming (yes I will also give you information on this!)

Well let’s start off.
I was thinking of stopping from writing blogs but all of my readers’ love brought me back (this is what I would have said had you people commented!) but somehow I brought myself back(courtesy that special someone who comments on my blog and is a fan of my writing (yes loadsa crap!)).So to all those out there, here, everywhere, even those who are online when they’re not supposed to be and all those who just stumbled upon this blog from somewhere, I would be very grateful if you people commented. It does nothing but appreciates the writer and motivates him/her and I don’t mean it for my blog alone but for any blog that you like.

2. College Fashion
My exams commenced last week (17th April) and it is a very hectic period filled with studies (yeah right!) and tension (this for sure!). So in this hectic period I forgot to carry my Admit Card allotted to every student by the university and carries your roll number and is a proof document. As I reached college around 2.15 for the 3pm exam,I realised the unthinkable has happened and this is worst case scenario. It made no sense to go back and get the admit card so I asked some other students who seemed like they had faced this situation before. They told me that you have to contact the principal and let her know and she will do the needful. I checked her room she wasn’t there (PANIC PANIC!!).I then went looking around in the offices of the evening department as well as the morning department. I found her in the principal office of the morning department (insert relief words here!).
I entered and she gave me the wardrobe check look (yeah that’s a look!).Oh I was wearing 3/4ths or capris and t-shirt (its bloody hot people!).So the conversation went on like this;
Principal: Yeh tumne kya pehna hai? (What are you wearing?)
[Comment: am used to the ridicule towards 3/4ths and how everyone this they’re “Half Pants”]
Me: Ma’m bahar bahut garmi hai. (Ma’m its very hot outside!)
Principal: Toh kal agar aur zyada garmi hogi toh tum kuch pehnoge nahi? (If it’s very hot outside then would you roam about naked?)
Me (with a smile which I would describe as a smile I give to get rid of her and to just get out of there!): Nahi ma’m.Actually main apna admit card ghar bhool aaya hoon (No ma’m actually I forgot my admit card at home…)
And the other part of the conversation is insignificant. I find this to be very absurd that how this fashion is made fun of. I mean am sure the first person who wore jeans in public would have been giggled at by other trouser wearing men who would have thought how preposterous their outfit was.

Now, to point three/trois/drei/teen

3.Global Warming
I was watching this movie called The Inconvenient Truth (starring Al Gore) its about how he gives complete information about global warming and how it is affecting our planet adversely and also I saw this tid-bit which had aired on national geographic about earth report.It was very moving as to how we're ruining our planet which might not even exist in some time. So as responsible citizens I request you to do little bits from your part to conserve energy and save the environment. I've started off with unplugging the charger after phone is fully charged (not just turning the switch off but unplugging the charger too) and then switching off unnecessary lights,fans,a/cs,tv's etc when they are not in use.I would be posting further links about how to save the environment and make this earth a better planet than Pluto! (I still feel sorry for that fella! Damn you NASA!)
Comments are appreciated.

Monday, March 31, 2008

Relationships are complicated!

I may not get to see you as often as I like. I may not get to hold you in my arms all through the night. But deep in my heart I truly know, you're the one that I love, and I can't let you go.

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
~Leo Buscaglia

Have you ever felt how one thing that affects a very dear person to you,affects you too?How when they are sad,you are sad too?How when they are happy,you beam too?Then maybe you're in LOVE.Am not saying that only Love gets you that feeling but friendship can too and family as well.But as for me its Love.
Its very absurd that he/she can rule your mood,not purposely of course.Even when it is something you can't fix and it is something you didn't do and aren't even remotely associated with.Is it a good thing that you are this close to a person or is it a bad thing that everything around them bothers you??
I am of the view that its all part of the relationship.You can't just expect the positive thing all the time.There isn't happiness always but sadness and despair too.You have to accept everything that comes along.
Of course this blog entry is not for people who are in a relationship for fun but for serious people in a serious relationship.
Views on this would be appreciated.
Adios :)

Friday, March 14, 2008


Date : 14/03/2008
Time : 13:20
Location : Okhla Mandi Bus stop,East of kailash,Delhi
Event : A man gets down from the bus plying on route no 433 from the driver's side and starts to walk towards the back of the bus.I am behind a lady who is getting on the bus from the back door.The man walks towards the lady and brushes his hand on her behind,she turns her head around but as he's walking forward and she's got on the bus by now,she ignores.
I am taken aback by this incident.And the worst part is I could have done something but I didn't.I could have yelled or if it had to come to that, resorted to violence.
I don't understand why anyone would do that.Is the male species too desperate for female attention that he resorts to such disgusting acts?Or is it the just the Indian male group which has lowered itself to such sickness?
This is generalizing for sure but I don't see anything wrong in generalizing this right now.
Checking out girls and vice-versa is accepted but this goes to a totally new low.
I know a lot has been said and done about protecting women and increasing security but can there be any change until the common man realizes that what he's doing is wrong and unethical?
I hope many people read this and pass the word around to everyone to stand up to such people and protect ladies around you.

But what about equality?

AIt is around 1.30 PM in Delhi. The heat is at its peak and it is not even May yet. People have been waiting at the bus stop for quite a wh...