Tuesday, November 30, 2004

List of listssss....

Off course they were/are among the best in the business, so it will stupid of me to even dare to write about their prowess; how idiotic of me to talk about intensity of eyes of Bachchan sahab, his comic timing, his depiction of 'Vijay' in immortal Deewar....Shakss....I'm almost into committing the crime of writing about these stalwarts.

Here it goes....

1) My favourite all-time "Heros"
Dev Anand
Amitabh Bachchan
Shahrukh among current bunch.

2) My favourite all-time "SHEros"
Nutan Aunty
Jaya Bhadhuri
Priety Zinta :">

3) Actresses I Hate
Mala Sinha
Reena Roy
Mallika Sehrawat

4) My favourite Villains
Prem...Prem Chopra
Madan Puri
Ranjeet :-)

5) Most annoying "dubbed" songs
"telephone dhhun mein hasne waali"
"Nach lachak kar naach..." from dalpati

6) Most spontaneous actors
Om Prakash
Moti Lal
Sanjeev Kumar

7) Who made me laugh
Johny Walker
Om Prakash
Keshto Mukherjee :-)

8) Ham-sters
Rajesh Khanna
Rajendra Kumar

9) Best-choreographed songs
"Nigaahey millaney ko ji chahata hai"
"Mohe panghat par nand lala ched gaye reyy... "
"Chhaiya- chhaiya.."

10) Favorite music directors
S.D Burman
Laxmikant Pyaarelal
R.D Burman

11) Lyricist
Majrooh Sultanpuri

12) Directors
Mani Ratnam
Guru Dutt
Hrishikesh Mukherjee
Yash Chopra

13) Films
Dil se

Monday, November 29, 2004

Stop Whining Start living
First things first
1) Fill up the resource requisition form, get it approved and submit to RMG. Done.
2) Leave early today and buy a gift for Babboo.
3) Give the LIC premium cheque to Manpreet.Done.
4) Pay phone bill, last date is 7th Dec, so can wait also.
5) Make credit card payments.
6) Drop boss's phone bill in some drop box.Done.
7)SMS Nidhi.Done.

Sometimes I think I give too much of importance to mundane activities, spend lots of time analyzing and re-analyzing and then doing that thing, doing it way same which struck me at the first place.
so in-between, I'm poorer by time and energy. and sometimes also money.
"Sometimes we tend to delay and postpone some very important things in our lives just because they r too precious, and we are too scared to do them"
This is what I said while talking to two of my very close friends.
And now again when certain realities hit me and my own words r ringing in the head.
Do something. Period.

I'm not focused I guess.
song playing in 'head'..kitne ajeeb rishtey hai yaha par.....

305/8....they r big bores.

Monday, November 22, 2004


kabhi kabhie bazaar mein yuh bhi ho jaata hai
keemat theekh thi, jeb mein itne daam nahi they

aise hi ek baar main tumko haar aaya tha.

Friday, November 19, 2004

yeh duniya agar mil bhi jaaye to kya hai

Yeh mahalon, yeh takhton, yeh taajon ki duniya
Yeh insaan ke dushman, samajon ki duniya
Yeh daulat ke bhooke, rawajon ki duniya
Yeh duniya agar mil bhi jaaye, to kya hai?

Har ek jism ghayal, har ek rooh pyaasi
Nigaahon mein uljhan dilon mein udaasi
Yeh duniya hai ya aalam-e-badhawaasi
Yeh duniya agar mil bhi jaaye, to kya hai?

Yahan ek khilona hai insaan ki hasti
Yeh basti hai murda paraston ki basti
Yahan zindagi se bhi hai maut sasti
Yeh duniya agar mil bhi jaaye, to kya hai?

Jawaani bhatakti hai badkaar bankar
Jawaan jism sajte hain baazar bankar
Yahaan pyar hota hai vyopar bankar
Yeh duniya agar mil bhi jaaye, to kya hai?

Yeh duniya jahaan aadmi kuchh nahin hai
Wafaa kuchh nahin dosti kuchh nahin hai
Jahan pyaar ki kadr hi kuchh nahin hai
Yeh duniya agar mil bhi jaaye, to kya hai?

Jalaa do ise fooq dalo yeh duniya
Jalaa do, jalaa do, jalaa do
Fooq dalo yeh duniya
Mere samne se hata lo yeh duniya
Tumhari hai tum hi sambhalo yeh duniya
Yeh duniya agar mil bhi jaaye, to kya hai?

Thursday, November 18, 2004

Good Bad Ugly.

Good ::
  • Yahoo people increased my mailbox size to 250MB from 100MB.
  • Current project is almost complete.
  • Hopefully Dada won't be playing against SA :-)
Bad ::
  • Lunch.
Ugly ::
  • A red Hyundai Accent stopped at the signal and a Bipasha Basu look-alike dame opened the "Door" and dropped countless empty plastic bottles, used plastic cups, polybags etc etc on the road. Disgusting.

Wednesday, November 17, 2004

Book Quiz

You're The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe!

by C.S. Lewis

You were just looking for some decent clothes when everything changed quite dramatically. For the better or for the worse, it is still hard to tell. Now it seems like winter will never end and you feel cursed. Soon there will be an epic struggle between two forces in your life and you are very concerned about a betrayal that could turn the balance. If this makes it sound like you're re-enacting Christian theological events, that may or may not be coincidence. When in doubt, put your trust in zoo animals.

Take the Book Quiz
at the Blue Pyramid.

Tuesday, November 16, 2004

Death of a Champion.

  • She won the national title for the first time in 1997 at the age of 15, and kept it for next 7 consecutive years.
  • She was among the best in Asia.
  • Suffered a serious back-injury while preparing for next meet.
  • Pleaded to the deaf ears of State Govt. official for financial help , even failed to get the promised prize money.
  • To save her parents from further debts, last saturday night consumed poison and committed suicide.

Shobhini Rajan - national rowing champion
My team for forthcoming home-series against SA and away-series against Bangladesh.

For One-dayers.
Sachin (Bat/Ball)
Sehwag (Bat/Ball)
Mongia (Bat/Ball)
Dravid (C/WK)
Yuvraj (Bat/Ball)
Powar (Bat/Ball)
Nehra / Balaji

For Test-matches.
Gambhir / Mongia
Dravid (C)
Kaif / Sriram
D.Karthik (WK)
Kumble / Balaji / M.Karthik.

Monday, November 15, 2004

Me and movies....

On coming 29th, my nephew will complete 3 years and I'll complete one year since I watched a movie in a cinema hall in Delhi;{and I consider myself a movie-buff.}

After doing fair amount of thinking I conclude that I didn't watch movies which I really wanted to, coz of lack of company. Yes that’s the only reason, I myself was never too busy nor was too disorganized.
And I openly blame my only friend with whom I've been watching movies since 1990; he is lazy; disorganized and everything :-) I missed the thrill of watching works of favorite people on big screen all coz of him and his excuses.
hmmm.. but I know his all excuses were not exactly excuses, sometimes he had family commitments - work commitments.
My other friends are either in some other town or married or both; so one factor or another rules out going out with them, recently one of newly married friend asked me to watch "Vaastu-Shastra" with him as his wife doesn't like horror movies and trust me that was much below belt. And I refused in most blunt manner and rightly so :-)

Now I think I've mastered the art of suppressing my urge to go out..or to watch movies. I'm more content being at home with myself.

But still certain movies/events rekindle the passion to reach out and indulge; which I feel I must do more often.
I really wanted to watch some movies and thoroughly enjoyed their promos on different channels and waited patiently for them to release but.....
I still want to watch these in cinema hall.

  • Spiderman2 (yet to watch)
  • Lakshya (saw this once on cable but picture n audio quality was too bad)
  • Main hoon na (I know its not worth spending 3 hours but...loyality bhi koi cheez hoti hai)
  • Khakee (yet to watch the complete movie but liked watever bits n pieces I managed)
  • Jhankar beats(have seen this n of times,and can watch it another n number of times, truely dil-chahata-hai type stuff)
  • Phir Milenge (yet to watch)

And latest additions in the above mentioned list are

  • Veer Zaara (top on the list right now)
  • Mughal-e-azam.
  • Swades...

Sometimes thoughts of watching movie alone also crosses my mind but.....heart speaks louder than mind and prefer being at home.

All this is nothing but Problem Description....
and solution is........

Thursday, November 11, 2004


Why do we celebrate diwali???
and came the answer, Lord Ram and family came back to Ayodhaya after spending 14 years in exile, people greeted them in grand manner, and since then we commemorate this occasion with respect and use it for official bribery and to show off our social status.

but is that the only Estory??
With so many 'auspicious days' preceding and following the main day, it has become seriously confusing to know the significance of all these festivities; it is nothing more than an official holiday, and officially doing shopping till late night.

Well, other story I know is of King Bali, who wanted to perform 100 yagnas so that he can attain some mighty powers and de-throne Lord Indra, then Lord Indra pleaded to Lord Vishnu to stop Bali, and Lord Vishu then appeared in form of "Baman" interupted his 100th yagna and sent him to "Patal Lok" but gave him a "diya" of knowledge granted him a wish to return to
earth once a year to spread light, knowledge and wisdom.

I'm sure there are soooooo many theories behind each day of celebration but....who cares.

hmm..now..its getting boring , so better ESTOP.
*Also, on diwali-day Lord Krishna discarded his body.


And now ...Diwali is

National holiday,
Markets remain open till midnight,
Complete chaos on roads,
Air-pollution level goes high,
Noise pollution scares the hell out of pets and infants.
And the next morning, there are clouds of smoke everywhere, dirty roads which remain so for a week.

{{and and...street children searching unused crackers in garbage, roaming door to door asking for diwali-bakshish.Really we live in such a strange society where the difference among different stratum is indescribable.}}


I'm a new Firefox convert :-), and its good to me till now.

Scene at a "shok-sabha" at a distant relative's place, Panditji was giving lecture on the life and everything..suddenly his phone rang..."Dhoom maccha ley dhoom macha le doom" , hahahaha...it was sooooo funny.






Why do we celebrate Holi?? B-(