Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Potrait of various Indians

This is an excerpt from the book "Wonderful India:A portrait" by Patrick French.I read it in Outlook India.

1 Bengali = poet
2 Bengalis = film society
3 Bengalis = political party
4 Bengalis = two political parties;

1 Tamil Brahmin = priest at the Varadarajaperumal temple
2 Tamil Brahmins = maths tuition class
3 Tamil Brahmins = queue outside the US consulate at 4 am
4 Tam Brahms = Thyagaraja music festival in Santa Clara

1 Hyderabadi = rickshaw-wala
2 Hyderabadis = one cup of chai at an Irani hotel
3 Hyderabadis = shaam-e-ghazal
4 Hyderabadis = the queue for leftovers outside Paradise Biryani every night

1 Andhraite = chilli farmer
2 Andhraites = software company in New Jersey
3 Andhraites = accounting fraud
4 Andhraites = song-and-dance number in a Telugu movie

1 Kashmiri = carpet salesman
2 Kashmiris = defunct houseboat on Dal Lake
3 Kashmiris = jehadi outfit
4 Kashmiris = shoot-at-sight order.

PS:Do read it in good Humor!!!!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Memory Retrace

It was 2 AM in the night and just as I lied to down to get the required sleep ,suddenly Brian Clough (pronounce as Cluff) was spiraling in my head.For all the non Football Fanatics he is supposedly one of the greatest ever British Football Managers ever to grace England.Thoughts about this man was spiraling around since I had downloaded a sorta biopic on him..."The Damned United" And suddenly I wanted to play the memory game.This is one game where you retrace in the reverse order how you got to the current point.Now I wanted it to be do with The Damned United.This game is my mind's frivolity and I believe it AT LEAST tries to sharpen the blunt and shunted brain I Possess.So here it goes.

Everything in the reverse order.

I lie down to sleep thinking of Brian Clough
From where I am thinking of him......I just saw his page in Wikipedia.
Why Wiki...Because I was redirected to him as I was reading the article on The Damned United on Wiki!!!
Why Damned United???? Because of Michael Sheen who enacted the role of Brian Clough in the movie.
Who Michael.....the same actor who worked in the underworld series.
How come underworld came into the picture....I was going through Michael Sheen's page in IMDB
Why Michael Sheen.....I was looking at the cast of the beautiful boy in IMBD.
Where did the Beautiful boy come from...I was watching its poignant trailer in Youtube.
How did I land up in You tube...I was redirected from Yahoo! Movies.
What I was doing in Yahoo.....I regularly go there to check if any new trailer has come our or not.

So I have successfully retraced my steps from where the begining till the end in the reverse order.
Satisfied that my brain is still working I go to sleep offering some much needed rest to over worked retarded organ.

PS:The event as listed in a reverse order happened on Thursday and I still remember on a groggy Saturday Morning!!!!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Sane thoughts.....

Before I say anything I must tell you that origin of this blog took place in my friend's blog page.So basically the one I am going to write is a copy/inspiration of his work.

I start of with this video which you can view either here or in you tube(whichever is fine for you)

I rarely watch random videos in You tube but thankfully I got to see this one and I was filled with various emotions.Heart-wrenching,guilty,shocking...these are the adjectives that would amply describe my feelings.Now I would think twice when I am eating....ensuring that I never ever waste food.Millions of people including children and toddlers go empty stomach to bed.And I also advise you the same.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Burnt Notebook!!!

The following passage which I will post in not my original creation.Few days back when I went home I actually ended up feeling a bit lonely since it was a weekday and all my friends were stuck up with their work.I had gone to a nearby place where there a nice lake and lots and lots of trees...basically a nice ,quite, pristine place where I could contemplate the peace as well as enjoy it.I sat on a rickety wooden bench and was taking in the fresh air which I miss so much these days.I was dangling my legs and it at something.Bent down I picked up and it was a empty beer bottle....damn!! Someone should have the courtesy of keeping something for others(Just jokin!!!!).There was also a torn, half burnt notebook along side with it.Almost 90% of the pages had been burnt and there a a handful of pages which were readable.I Could barely open the notebook and i saw the name of the owner.For the sake of Privacy I am going to change it and re christen it to Anon.I managed to read only one page and found it intriguing.Excerpts for all of us to savor!!!!

"Today is a beautiful day but guess what I am having a bad one!!!
Bumped into Bragagans Psaundta and the man was deeply depressed(Idiot!!).It seems still at this age people make fun of his name.Howling he asked me whether it was his fault that his name turned out to be such!!!!Dudes all you wanna be moms and Pops think before you give a fancy name for your little one...that kiddo might end up like up friend...phew!!!!
But this is not the reason I am a bit...ok grandly depressed.I have to admit I spoke to Mom a bit rudely last night I guess.Mom never argues does not mean I can say anything to her.I feel like I have committed a sin!!!!Today I promise myself one thing:Never ever take your loved ones,your closed ones for granted.They will never say anything if you take advantage of them but I am sure it will come back to haunt you one day!!!!!
I always get jittery when people tell me stuffs which I avoid discussing...yes even to myself..............."

Well there it all ended...I could not read a single more letter even though I wished it had more.I wondered how this person would be and what he/she was doing without the notebook.I was curious to know what happened that someone burnt down his/her "Diary" ...well I guess some questions remain unanswered and that too for the good.
Its time I start from here and I am expected somewhere where hopefully my mood brightens up!!!!

Monday, February 14, 2011


Today I was all alone in my flat and guess what I was enjoying the feeling.I enjoy being alone strange it may sound.So I made up a different version of Ozzie Osbourne's classic single "Dreamer" and rechristened my version as Loner!!!Sometimes I feel I am easily content.I prefer holding the spotlight instead of being in the spotlight!!!Signs of a loser eh?So I incorporated some "loserness" in my lyrics as well.So here it goes like this....

Gazing through the window at the world outside
Wondering will a loner ever survive
Hoping that the loner joins the society

After all there's only just the one of us
And here we are losing the battle for our lives
Watching all the losers repeat themselves
Time after time

I'm just a loner
I fritter my life away
I'm just a loser
Who dreams of better days

I watch the sun go down like everyone of us
I'm hoping that the dawn will bring a sign
A better place for those who will come after us ...
This time

I'm just a loner
I fritter my life away
I'm just a loser
Who dreams of better days

Your higher power may be God or Jesus Christ
Loneliness really matter much to me
Without each others help there ain't no hope for us
Losers lives in a dream of fantasy

If only we could all just find serenity
It would be bad if loners would live as one
When will all this losers, haters and bigotry ...
Be gone?

I'm just a loner
I fritter my life away
I'm just a loser
Who dreams of better days

PS:Here is the link to the Ozzie song..do watch it!!!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Ain't travelin' light!!!

I got lots of bags and baggage to slow me down

Well, I'm traveling so slow my feet is being dragged on the ground

Ain't traveling light

Ain't traveling light

Well,guess I can wait to be with my baby tonight

No comb and tooth brush

Yet I have got so much to haul

I'm carrying only

A torn pocket of dreams a heart devoid of love

And the weight bears me down

Soon, I'm can't see that love look in her eyes

I'm a hoot and a holler running away from paradise

Ain't Traveling light

Ain't Traveling light

Well,guess I can wait to be with my baby tonight

Well this is a sort of a parody of Cliff Richards Famous Song "Travelin' light".It depicts my mood when I first conceived the idea.So basically if you compare with the original lyrics this is sort of an "Antagonist" if the original.I have no clue why this idea cropped up in my mind but I guess one cannot be happy every moment.
You can view this wonderful song here ....a definitely must hear one for music lovers across

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Hovering Questions

Life poses you with a lot of questions.Everyone faces one question or the other everyday.I have been traveling a lot round the city these days and happened to meet a lot of people,some good some bad...well lets say with all sorts of people.A little bit of chit chat and we would be immersed into various topics..life in general,politics sports(my favorite) etc.What I would like to jot down here are some of of the most thought provoking and ridiculous questions which I came across in recent times.Obviously we never came to a conclusion for any of these questions.Friends if any one of you have any answer to the below questions please feel free to share it across the board.

1.Suppose you are taking far more interest in your hobbies or say a particular hobby compared to the time and "diligent"energy spent on your work does that really mean you have taken a wring decision in your life?

2.This is definitely on top of the heap when it comes to ridiculous questions.This one comes from a guy who is committed actually but still never misses a heart beat to flirt with any lovely vixen out there.DO GOOD SMELLING GIRLS TURN OUT TO BE ACTUALLY GOOD???

3.Which is more painful....an irrevocable  fight with your best friend or with your partner(read love interest)

4.Why did God bless the fairer sex with the character of talkativeness(pleasse remember this is generalized and we are not talking of all girls per se)?

5, In this digital age when will communication over the world wide web like emails and chat overtake voice communication completely?