Thursday, December 29, 2005

Dunno WHY?

Dunno Y watever work I do here becomes 'super-critical' and 'super-duper urgent'.

Dada is in again, dunno Y? Do they have place in Playing XI? or to accomodate him they can drop Gambhir n ask Yuvi/Dhoni/Pathan to open the inning. In any case Dada's inclusion will put unnecessary pressure on Gambhir/Jaffer/Yuvi/Laxman/Dhoni/Pathan :-) that’s more than half of team :-)

Best solution is to ask Dada to open, or in worse case play him in all matches in any position.... his career will automatically end :-)

Weekend update:

went to a temple at Livermore.
went to a weird place called 'Mystery Spot' near Santa Cruz.
went to Santa Cruz beach.
went to San Francisco downtown, Golden Gate etc.

hmmm..looking forward to another weekend :-)

Thursday, December 22, 2005 last Dada is down and out hopefully forever, provided Laxman or Yuvi do not suffer any injuries.
Well, first they included him in test squad without any reason, then dropped him again without reason, so it clearly shows that all this was pre-planned.
"Bakrey ki maa kab tak khair manati.." ;-) no Dalmiya, so no Ganguly simple.
No worries, its good for him and the country.

Kumble has again showed why he is such a dangerous bowler at home, when Murli and Dilshan were complaining abt the SG balls, Kumble was busy taking wickets :-) Type of ball doesn't effects Kumble's style of bowling, give him any ball any day on any surface, he will not spin it :-) simple.

So far all seems to be on track, 'good job' Mr.Chappel.

Real test of nerves will be against Pakistan, they are on a high after morale boosting wins over England (though 3-2 score line is deceptive).
If we can contain Inzy and send back their openers early on, only then we stand a chance.

South Africa and Australia are playing boring cricket, I've never liked SA players, they r plain n bore (except Klusener/Rhodes/Brian MacMillan).
Rudolph played a commendable inning to save the match.

At last wifey is here, and still overcoming jetlag :-)
Probably on weekend, will go out n explore some places nearby!!!!

Wednesday, December 14, 2005


Khaali hain tere bina dono aankhiyan...
tum gaye kahaan....
Aankhiyon ke aalon mein, tere bina raat bhar

jaalti hain baatiyan yahaan...

khali hain tere bina dono aankiyan,tum gaye kahaan.

doobta hai din toh shaam ko...saaye udtey hain, teri yaadein liyeee...

LAAKH din huey hain ke raat ko,aadhe chand se, teri baatein kiye...

yaad hai kya tujhe raaha ki berian wahaan
khaali hain tere bina dono aankhiyan,
tum gaye kahaan...........

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Mixed Emotions!

Its totally different here...sab log ultey hai!!! Driving rules/postal rules/switchboards/door locks.

Now I'm days in this alien country, here in their official documents they use the word 'Alien' a lot, like in immigration form/ in W4 form for salary n tax calculation form/ in Social security number form only option for me to tick was 'Alien with lawful permission to work" .
But I call them aliens, WEIRD ALIENS :-)

Very dry people I must say, for me someone who has spent is whole life in shor-sharaba of Delhi this place is like ..i dunno i cannot even think of any comparison. Its sooooo shaaaant, na banda n parinda...specially on weekends.

I'm missing home, everything about home. Well, wifey will join me here on 19th, so I'm just waiting for her, only motivation to come to office, make meals etc etc is to pass time as quickly as possible and so that 19th comes soon.

Well, I'm not blaming the people here or cursing my decision to leave the "comfortable life" in India, I took that decision and I fully stand by it. At the same time One thing is very clear that this is not my kind of place.

And on top of it laptop crashed last Friday night :-( , and yaha koi "nehru place" bhi nahi hai :-( , softwares ka jugaad karna padhega..hmmmmm!!!!!

No worries, that’s what we call life!!!

Saturday, November 26, 2005

Hello Friends,

It feels great to have so many blog-friends who care to visit my almost-dead blog. I love you all.
Here's a quick update, I've reached US of A safely, probably for a long term assignment.
So fight is on to get hell lots of important work done.

will write soon.

btw, my office is on "STONEridge" drive, coincidence?? ;-)

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Not dead!!!

This blog is not dead yet :-)

Don't write me off......I've lots to write!!!

Will bounce back soon!!!!
nah naa..nothing serious......

thanks for dropping by :-)

Tuesday, November 08, 2005


Controversies about stars arise right at the time of their movie releases, just a coincidence or what?

1) "Silsilay" --- Ashmit Patel-Riya Sen MMS scandal.
2) "Maine pyaar kyu kiya" --- Salman Khan's underworld-links tapes controversy.
3) "Mangal Pandey" -- Aamir Khan's illegitimate kid controversy.
4) "Ek haseena ek khiladi" --- Fardeen-Koeina MMS scandal.
5) "Rain/Jackpot" --- Meghna Naidu posters controversy.

Some cool...'thought provoking' GRAFFITI
  • He guy who thinks he's never made a mistake has a wife who made one.
  • Pension: Money to burn after the fire's gone out.
  • Today you can't make long-range plans -- like for tomorrow.
  • Today Money goes as far but gets there quicker.
  • The cost of experience may be high, but you can't get it any cheaper.
  • You've heard money talk, but it's more profitable to hear it whisper.
  • Could space aliens be using earth as their outdoor asylum?

14) Before Sunset
13) One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
12) Taxi Driver
11) The Shawshank Redemption
10) Incredibles
9) Finding Nemo
8) Before sunrise
7) Sleepless in Seattle
6) A Beautiful Mind
5) As Good as It Gets
4) Ocean's Eleven
3) Pretty Woman
2) Finding Neverland
1) Forrest Gump
A close friend is bringing all these for me from Malaysia. :-)

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

waiting for myself to get into posting mode.
Being a cricket fanatic, loved the each ball bowled in yesterday's match.
Despite a ton in Duleep trophy match, Dada's return seems distant, but again u never know India selectors.
ICC Super series:: Brilliant idea, pathetic execution. I'm not at all surprised by performance of Lara/Inzamam/Peterson but Kallis's no-show was extremely disappointing.
Btw, why the hell they choose Smith as World Test XI captain, he is too immature for the role. His appointment as SA's captain was a desperate measure by SA selectors after the world cup debacle. But dunno what made ICC team selectors choose him to lead the world side.

My choice:: Stephen Fleming, He is BEST captain around, and against Australia he 'works' best.
Btw, on weekend rammed into Maharani Gayatri Devi.
Mazza nahi aa raha yaaar, restlessness hai.

shoulder pain is killing me...softly.

Friday, October 14, 2005

I support...

I support...Gaurav and Rashmi.

{* Images copied from Kiruba's blog *}

Just got this hilarious mail forward.

Monday, October 10, 2005

Pause! much is happening around, and still not much is changing..(*.duh.*)

Seems that 'GOD' has pressed pause button for me, and I'm a mute spectator to the buzzing activity around me ; n as a result.....there is an uneasiness, sort of tension but more of uneasiness.

Well, I really wanted to write a detailed post on Ganguly-Chappell controversy, but could not do so.
So much happened, like
...Ganguly speaking to media in-between a test-match - wtf
...Ganguly-Chappell's joint press conference - wtf
...Leaking of Chappell's email - wtf
...Compromise BCCI meeting - wtf
... Laxman's then Harbhajan's statement, and now Yuvraj's statement - wtf
....... * ALL C R A P * ........

Today challenger series is starting, and Dada has ruled himself out with that mysterious (*tried n tested*) 'tennis-elbow'.
So much has already been said, and my reading to all this is,
1) Ganguly's days are numbered,
2) He has done himself a world of harm by not playing at Challenger series.
3) If Dalmiya can 'MAKE' Ganguly then anyday he can BREAK Ganguly, to save his 'place'(which is always under controversies).

I'm in love with Dominos 'Deep-dish crust' pizzas, I can have them daily for rest of my life.

I'm blessed with so many wonderful wonderful friends who are always willing to help me out!! they are always there to support all my decisions and …. the trouble is, I'm soo indecisive. B-(

I'm entitled for a LEGAL holiday on 13th...dhin-chak-dhin-chak....coz I received a summon from Court to appear as Witness to some case, and if I don't attend the hearing without any concrete reason then court can issue warrant against me :-) so as per Govt. laws I'm entitled for a holiday on 13th.
....on second thoughts I must check with HR deptt., coz I'm sure they must not be aware this law.

Friday, September 23, 2005

In short.

Life short.

"Dil bhi ik zid pey adaa hai kisi bachchey ki tarah
yaa to sab chaahiye issey yaa kuchh bhi nahin"

Monday, September 19, 2005

hmmm...I use hmmm...lot more than I mention here, may b coz I think like this only...hmmmm...
Well, weekend was nice.

** Watched Sarkar on TV, nice movie.
** Watched Sehar on TV, again damn good movie, this Warsi dude can act yaar!!
** Wifey made finger-lickin "kali-mirch" chicken on saturday.
** Larger part of Sunday was spent at Karol Bagh hunting for a B'day gift for bhabhi and for my niece Moozna (my sis's daughter).
** A Princess Barbie doll cost ard 700/- and a lovely white frock costs another 995/-
** Wengers @ CP is still my favorite shop.

and now I'm leaving, have to reach home early, after all today is bhabhi's b'day and she has planned a dinner out.......


Thats me with my nephew (my brother's son) and my niece (my sis's daughter) and when they two meet our home looks like earthquake-hit.

Babbo,me n Moozna

Monday, September 12, 2005

Salaam Namaste I'm in review mood.... :-)

well, after many initial hiccups and yes-nos, I managed to watch Salaam Namaste.
hmm, I was not too keen to watch it, but we just wanted to go out n watch "a movie", and by chance got tickets of Salaam Namaste.

I was not keen, bcoz of the promos airing on all channels; seems that producers spent a huge chunk of budget in promotions, Salaam Namaste has been all over media: print, TV, radio or Internet, and I never liked any of promos.
Seriously, promos were a big turn off, specially that one on TV 'Preity-Saif talking abt super-cool-movie'...and crap. bluudy dunno whom they were tryin to fool.

1) Still, I dunno why they named it Salaam Namaste, or y they named the radio station as Salaam Namaste.

2) Or they did it so coz the title score came out to be fabulous, TITLE song is the high point (I'm restraining myself from writing 'only') of the movie, loved the song , the feel, the location, the energy.

3) Saif is better suited as comedian not as main hero, and watching him doing it for long period of time makes him very very predictable.

4) And aren't we sick of watching 'chaddi-showing Saif' in pink t-shirts..(that too baby pink) and his weird hairdos, boss such hairstyles exist in movies only, in real life...NO........WAY.

5) Javed Jafri was a total waste, and highly irritating....eggzactly!!!!!

6) All 'Saif n Warsi scenes' were monotonous, highly predictable, and almost same.......; bluudy chemistry was NOT there between friends.

7) 'End' was again one of the most screwed up I've ever seen. Dunno wat 'small b' was trying to do.

Only thing appropriate was Priety's nickname in the movie.."Ambi".. she actually looked like good old heavy-duty Ambi (aka Ambassbor car).

hmmm….now only one man can change the outcome of Ashes, and the name is Shane Warne.

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

~ Abhi - Manyu ~

Amritsar trip,3rd-Sep-05

My nephews, age:: 2 yrs & 4 months. Yes, they are identical twins.

Monday, September 05, 2005

Restraining myself from writing a sad-sad post, and successful till now.
no worries, I won't write anything depressing, and now I don't want to.

Well, Mondays are always special whether I accept it or not.

Today, had small argument with boss, who also happens to be VP of the company. well, it was abt taking leaves and stuff.
In my 6 years @ work, and I've always followed my a simple funda abt leaves... "Bina reason ke leave na lo, and jab zarorri hai tab leave zaroor lo".

Watched 'Iqbal' on Friday night, it’s lovely movie, I enjoyed it, specially Naseeruddin Shah's part.

Went to Amritsar on Saturday morning and came back on Sunday night.
Had great time there;

Loved each moment spent with my twin nephews there.

Tuesday, August 30, 2005


Internet is a big, lonely place.

Monday, August 29, 2005

R n a d m o

Weekend, was good fun, spent good time sleeping and watching television :-)
Ashes is going English way..... :-)

On Saturday, for the first time used Metro for going to Connaught Place, its was sooooo good going it that way, in 30 mins flat I was standing in the middle of CP, it felt soo good, I went there after a long long time, and in this mall culture, CP is still my favorite shopping place, it always brings back lots of memories :-) there is hardly any shop where I've not been to.

Life is a movie.
You are the hero.
Give it a happy ending.

sometimes I wannna grow long hair... like Mark Robinson had some years ago, and also waana sport a beard…..thick beard, and the problem is that I don't have patience :-(

for a change I'm sporting a French beard ..after a long long time ;-), dunno how long it will last, may b 2 days?? :-)

Its 121/4 in 35 overs, Kaif just gone after making 65 off 122 balls, damn are we playing against world champions?? can't they maintain a strike rate of 75-80?? , bludy they all now play to cement their place for next match, that’s it. they r struggling against an attack which went for 397(44 overs) in their last match !! and next man in is Dhoni, damn after 4 down our wicketkeeper comes to bat, where are the batsmen??

and I won't b surprised if Mr.Chappel resigns after Videocon cup.

Wednesday, August 24, 2005



16-March-2005 (+ W -->) / (+ W <--)
17-March-2005 (+ W --> J)
25-March-2005 (+ W <--) / (+ W -->)
28-March-2005 (+ W <--)

3-April-2005 (W -->)

16-April-2005 (+ P -->)
17-April-2005 (+ PW <--)
26-April-2005 (--> W)


10-May-2005 (W <--)
16-May-2005 (W -->)

30-May-2005 (-->)

1-June-2005 (<--)
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"A short pencil is better than a long memory."

Monday, August 22, 2005

47 Questions.

(1)What time did you get up this morning? - 6:45 am
(2)Formals or Casuals?-
Casuals but today I'm wearing Formals!
(3)What was the last film you saw at the cinema?-Paheli!
(4)What is your favorite TV show?- none!
(5)What is your middle name?-don't have one
(6)Which is your favorite perfume/Deodorant?- Gillette (pacific light)
(7)What is your favorite cuisine?- Indian
(8)What is your favorite drink?- Fresh Lime Soda (sweet)
(9)What is your favorite CD at the moment?- none
(10)What kind of vehicle do you drive?- Wagon R
(11)What is your Favorite sandwich? - chicken
(12)What characteristics do you despise?- dishonesty, selfishness.
(13)What is your Favorite item of clothing?- jeans
(14)If you could go anywhere in the world on vacation, where would you go?- Austria.
(15)What color is your bathroom? -white
(16)What color pants are you wearing?-dark gray
(17)Where would you retire to?- McLeodganj
(18)What is your Favorite time of the day?- evenings
(19)What was your most memorable birthday?- my last birthday...wifey cooked my favorite biryani.
(20)What's the last thing you ate?- chicken-biryani.
(21)If you were a crayon, what color would you be? - red
(22)What is your Favorite flower?- don't know the name of many roses.
(23)Coke or Pepsi?- Coke
(24)Do you wish on stars?- no.
(25)What is your shoe size?- 8!
(26)Do you have any pets?- no wayyyyyyyy
(27)Last person you talked to on the phone?- wifey
(28)What did you want to be when you were little?- don't know, was too dumb.
(29)What are you meant to be doing now?- work
(30)What do you first notice about someone?- dressing sense and the way one talks.
(31)What was your favorite toy as a child?- don't remember./ never liked playing with toys.
(32)Summer or winter? - winters
(33)Hugs or Kisses?- hugz
(34)Chocolate or vanilla? -chocolate
(35)Who is most likely to respond?- to what??
(36)Who is least likely to respond?-?????????
(37)Living arrangements?- Joint family.
(38)When was the last time you cried?- on my last birthday.
(39)What is under your bed? - weighing scale.
(40)How many countries have you visited?- 1
(41)In how many cities have you lived?- 1
(42)Favorite movie of all time?- Anari(old one)/Dil se.
(43)Mountains or beach?- Mountains
(44)The current friend you have known the longest?-Vinay..(25 years)
(45)Full names of your potential kids?- dunno...
(46)What is your usual bedtime?- 12:00 am

(47)What is your favorite past time after office?- reading.

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

longish post with sick end!

well.....I'm back after another lil battle with sore-throat/paining-cheek-bones/burning-eyes and wat not!!! Still on medication, roxid/allegra-120. B-(
I hate to be sick...or not being fully physically fit.
BTW, had hectic past 3-4 days.....

Friday evening, left office @6:30pm/ Spent the 2hrs @ Ansal's plaza, all alone, checked almost all jewelers shops there/ Purchased a Swarovski ring for wifey.

got up @4:30am, took 6:15am Shatabdi/ reached lko at 12:30pm/ had big lunch/ parents too reached there by 4:30pm flight/ had evening tea with them/ went for a drive with Money(i think he wanted to say something but...)/ had dinner at Lko's best hotel.

got up @7am, went to "Neem-saar" and some 12 other religious places in the vicinity,/ at "Vyaas-Gaddi (place where Rishi Vyas wrote 4 vedas, 6 puranas and 12 shashtra) some insect got into my pant and bite me, on inspection behind some trees found 2 extra-Large RED ants (with wings)./ Came back @7pm, went to market, @9pm attended a dinner party hosted by family./ Came back @12am.

got up @8am, left for " Deva Sharif, the tomb of Haji Syed Waris Ali Shah "(60kms away from lko, at barabanki), loved the place, it was very very peaceful. came back @1pm, went for lunch at some-known's place, came back @2:30pm, packed the bags, left for station @3:10pm, reached Delhi @10:30pm, and reached home @12am.

got up at 12:30pm/ reason above/ result....roxid/allegra-120. :-(

maine pyaar kyu kiya!!
shaadi karke phas gaya!!
my wife's murder!!

Sick...thats sick. :-P

Monday, August 08, 2005

Cricket Cricket Cricket

30 July::
SL 112/5 in 30 overs , still Jayasuriya in company of Mahroof managed to steal victory from the jaws of defeat.

3 Aug::

SL 95/6 in 26 overs, still Jayawardene and Chandana won the match for their country.

7 Aug::

WI 112/6 in 24 overs, Ramdin almost won it for WI, scoring at almost 6 per over from 112/6 is incredible.

So problem area remains to be 5th bowler; in all matches India held the edge till regular bowlers bowled, and the moment 5th bowler( Sehwag/Ganguly/Yuvraj/Raina) was pressed into action, momentum shifted drastically.

Well, still I think playing 3 seamers(that too all 3 left armers) is not a very good idea. How abt playing 2 seamers and 2 spinners and JP Yadav as allrounder.

My team for final.

1.Sehwag -- highly unreliable but can win the game single handedly on his day.
2. JP Yadav -- he has opened for Railways many times, so can be tried here.
3. Kaif -- he needs time to settle down, and can handle moving ball better.
4. Dravid -- From here he can bind the inning.
5. VenuGopal -- he is another sensible young lad, and knows how to apply himself rather than big-match-pressure getting better of him.
6. Yuvraj -- he can't be dropped but also can't be relied on (thats y Venu comes above him)
7. Dhoni -- he is DYNAMITE, he can't be kept quite, no matter on which position he comes.
8. Pathan
9. Harbhajan
10. Zaheer
11. Kumble

Raina 12th man.


Btw, Kasprowicz's hand was not touching the handle when ball brushed it.

Thursday, August 04, 2005

What Planet Are You From?

You Are From the Sun

Of all your friends, you're the shining star.
You're dramatic - loving attention and the spotlight.
You're a totally entertainer and the life of the party.
Watch out! The Sun can be stubborn, demanding, and flirty.
Overall, you're a great leader and great friend. The very best!

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Friday was dad's last day at office, I planned to attend the official retirement function long ago, took a leave on friday but could not go there as was busy doing preparation for evening get-together at home, got tied up coordinating with caterer, tent-wala and arranging other miscellaneous stuff.


Sunday, we planned to watch a movie but ended up at Dargah of "Sufi Saint Hazrat Khwaja Syed Nizamuddin Aulia", it was nice but the lane that leads to dargah was dingy and fully encroached by shopkeepers. Also visted mazaar of Mirza Ghalib and Aamir Khusro.

Same day met my sister's neighbors, they have a 3 yr old boy.

sis: "Aapka naam kya hai?"
boy: "oooudi"
we: {* surprised but thought name must be Aditya or something like that and nick name addy jaisa kuch hoga *}
sis: "Mumma ka kya naam hai?
boy: "lambojineee"
we:{* more surprised n curious *}.
Sis: "beta papa ka kya naam hai?"


Lets see, how Mr.Chappell accommodates Dada and Laxman in the line up, I wish not at the cost of Raina and Venu. I think its time to rest Kaif and Yuvi.

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

~ G R A F F I T I ~

My wife leads a double life - HERS and MINE.

Jog backwards and get fat.

Running down friends and ducking responsibility is exercise for some people.

Thursday, July 21, 2005


Mom-Dad's Srinagar trip turned sour yesterday, a massive bomb-blast took place near their hotel, that broke window glasses of their room. So we asked them to come back; they went there on tuesday noon and came back by wednesday evening.
BTW, on the way to airport mom managed to do some shopping :-) , some ladies suits and bedsheets, yes bedsheets :-))
Lately I've started to feel very very restless, and also have seem to stretch my depressin phases for longer time unlike lately when I used to have extreme mood swings..hitting rock bottom one moment and reaching the sky next moment.
Something is happening to me, dunno right or wrong. I feel out of place all the time.

Mann Yeh bhavraa (of HKA)...has some sort resemblance with Kahoon Kaise Sakhi(of Yahaan).....dunno wat!!!

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Kuch yaad aaya??

Well, it took me 'some' time to write these names but I enjoyed recalling all those serials, and those days.
  1. Dadi ma jaagi
  2. Hum Log
  3. Buniyaad
  4. Udaan
  5. Katha Sagar
  6. Karamchand
  7. Neev
  8. Air hostess
  9. Lifeline/Jeevan rekha
  10. Chunauti
  11. Campus
  12. Sigma
  13. Street Hawk
  14. Indradhanush --- featuring Karan Johar :-)
  15. Malgudi Days
  16. Kakkaii kahin
  17. Fauji
  18. Rajni
  19. Ek Do Teen Char
  20. Idhar Udhar
  21. Khandaan
  22. Kile Ka Rahasya
  23. Kab Tak Pukaroon
  24. Ek Kahani Aur Mili
  25. Honee Anhonee
  26. Ramayan
  27. Mahabharat
  28. Tenaliram
  29. Trishna
  30. Ados Pados
  31. Sanjha Chulha
  32. Dil Dariya
  33. Intezar
  34. Shrikant
  35. Mrignayani
  36. Nirmala
  37. Tamas
  38. Vikram Betal
  39. Ek Dil Hazaar Afsane
  40. Afsaane
  41. Kirdaar
  42. Sukanya
  43. Subah
  44. Heman & Masters of Universe
  45. Giant Robot
  46. Jaime and The Magic Torch
  47. Singhasan Battisi
  48. Aa Baiil Mujhe Maar
  49. Aisa Bhi Hota hain
  50. Daane Anaar Ke
  51. Jamai Raja
  52. Mungeree lal ki haseen sapne
  53. Barrister Vinod
  54. Khazana
  55. Yeh jo hai zindagi
  56. Paying Guest
  57. Wah Janaab
  58. Babaji ka bioscope
  59. Phir wahi Talaash
  60. Basera
  61. Kshitij Yeh Nahin
  62. Byomkesh Bakshi
  63. Chanakya
  64. Kashmakash
  65. Mr Yogi
  66. Wagle Ki Duniya
  67. Bharat Ek Khoj
  68. Chhoti Badi Baatein
  69. Ek Kahaani
  70. Dekh Bhai Dekh
  71. Didi's Comedy Show
  72. Tele-Match
  73. Shanti
  74. Ulta Pulta
  75. Flop Show
  76. Farmaan
  77. Dada dadi ki kahaniya
  78. Mirza Ghalib
  79. Mitti ke rang
  80. Mulla Nasirruddin
  81. Mamaji
  82. Nukkad
  83. Gul Gulshan Gulfaan
  84. Kacchi Dhoop
  85. Pachpan Khambe Laal Deewarein
  86. Kashish
  87. Kehkashaan
  88. Charitraheen
  89. Circus
  90. The Sword of Tipu Sultan
  91. Phool khiley hai gulshan gulshan
  92. Mujrim haazir hai
  93. Stone Boy
  94. Swabhimaan
  95. Isi Bahane
  96. Faster Fene
  97. Thoda Saa aasman
  98. Doosra kewal
  99. Neem ka ped
  100. Bahadur Shah Zafar
  101. Potli baba ki
  102. Jungle Book
  103. PC aur Mausi.
  104. Surabhi. was sooo simple and uncomplicated in those days.
And TV was a beautiful medium of entertainment,and serials actually had some-story.
..and now some Ekta Kapoor has destroyed everything.

Monday, July 11, 2005

Happy Monday!

Had some real good time yesterday after sooooooo long;
well, right from Sunday night weather was too good, and on reaching office Monday found that my dear boss will come to work in second half, so suddenly an absolutely brilliant idea struck in my mind, and I left office at 2 ;-)
Reached home early, watched Paheli 5:25 ka show, enjoyed the movie. (Paheli is good movie, absolute visual treat, only SRK can do justice to such movies, can't imagine anyone else portraying his characters. Rani is predictable but a must watch for SRK fans. I must say it was a difficult film to make, difficult emotions to portray but still Amol Palekar n team managed well, Aditi Gowatrikar was absolute smashing in her short very short appearance. )

After movie headed straight to Bercos (though my head is not good terms with Chinese stuff specially shrimps), had absolute delicious food. Then purchased two VCDs, Hazaraaon Khwaahishey Aisi and Cast Away.
Reached home at 10, then watched HKA, HKA is a restless and also a good movie, it is set in political mayhem of late 60s and 70s, I won't say that it is a classic, this movie caters to a very very slim segment of audience , I'm afraid I do not belong to that.

In short, had a fabulous Monday :-)


It rained almost through out night and also raining with varying pace since morning, and in my 42 km drive from home to work, I witnessed 3 accidents, and in each case two-wheeler rider suffered :-( , my opinion Govt MUST start a unit for making good quality helmets and makes a law that one has to wear Govt-made helmets and one has to buy two Govt-made helmets at the time of purchasing a two-wheeler.
And there should be a complete ban on poor quality helmets.

Drive cautiously!!


"Kajra rey kajra rey..tere kaare kaare naina......",every now n then this song is aired on FMs......and I'm sure in coming time this song will become a rage among ......50-50's. ;-)

Tuesday, July 05, 2005

My wife says .....

I don't listen to her or something like that.....

Monday, July 04, 2005

Weekend TV

Federer almost toyed with Roddick, though I knew Federer will win but I'm disappointed by Roddick's attitude on the court, I think he lost the match in his head long before he stepped on the court.

Still, Federer is the best, if not the greatest.
I loved the semis more specially Roddick-Thomas Johansson one, and I favoured Tommy, for becoming first Swede since (my all time favourite) Edberg to reach Wimbledon semis, and also coz' he uses exactly same racket as mine.
Ladies final, the longest in The Championships' history, was much more gripping and was played with visible intensity, though world no#1 Davenport lost but I still feel she is the best player around, her down-the-line shots are unmatched. She is full of determination n grit under her dreamy/detached demeanor.

And also our own Bhupathi along with a-very-fit Mary Pierce won the mixed doubles with ease, it always feels great to see any of these Lee or Hesh winning, even if not together.

England deserved to win the Natwest trophy no matter what, even when 35 were required off 29 balls and Gough-Giles in middle, I was pretty confident abt a famous English win, Gough-Giles played perfectly to the script before McGrath spoiled the party, anyways with this 'tied' match, now one thing is confirmed, Aussies are no longer the undisputed champs.

And full marks to Geraint Jones, he totally justified his selection over Chris Read. In all this tournament belonged to Symonds and Collingwood, these two guys are just brilliant in all aspects of game, and India needs exactly someone like them.
Well, this weekend my blog turned 1.
I never thought I'll be able to post 'posts' for full one year....and now after 105 posts I'm far from being bored from blogging; I started with daily diary type entries and dunno when they become interactive :-)
In other words, I completed one of year of blog hopping and enjoyed each and every minute spent in blogsville.

It was my dad's 60th b'day on sunday, no we guys don't celebrate as such, nor we did anything special, infact I don't talk too much with dad or with anyone else (wifey included) and most of the time when we talk either of us end up irritated, and now sometimes I answer him back, I hateeeeee myself for that. I promise, won't do that again, will keep my mouth SHUT no matter what. I feel guilty for lot many things/ for not doing lot many things, unlike my brothers and sister I'm yet to do anything 'special' to make him proud of me, and trouble is that I know what will make him happy and proud, and that makes my relationship with him bit more complicated, and I end up more frustrated with myself......bas bahut ho gaya...I’m not supposed to be emotional here :-)

Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Old Dreams

"The old dreams were good dreams; they didn't work out, but I am glad I had them"
- Robert Kincaid, The Bridges of Madison County

Thursday, June 23, 2005

Phases of love :-)

Just got this email forward....and this is coooool :-)


Tuesday, June 21, 2005


The world is a rat race and the rats are winning.

Monday, June 20, 2005

This weekend...

Dad, made me clean all fans of the house, all water bottles in refrigerator, and also made me run around all local markets in the vicinity to buy a chuhe-daani (mouse-trap).

After all it was....
Happy Father's day B-(

Wednesday, June 15, 2005


Another story that breaks the heart...

Monday, June 13, 2005


Well, weekend was veryyyyyy hectic but fun! I watched Parineeta on sunday afternoon and liked it immensely.It is a must watch, a very well made adaptation of novel by Sarat Chandra Chatterjee, each n every scene carries the story forward. I can't think of even one faltu ka scene.
Mr.Chatterjee I mean Mr.Sarat Chandra Chatterjee wrote this novel in 1914, good 13yrs after his first novel Devdas. There is striking similarity in the characters of the both novels, social-set up is also almost same, (well my views are based on the film-adaptations of both novels). Haveli culture, close-knit neighbours, grown-up adult good 'friends' who can visit each other's house at any hour, jealously etc.

The character of main protagonist 'Lolita' is so strong and gripping, and the way Vidya Balan portrayed it, makes it lot more charming. Though she is a brilliant actress who speaks with her eyes, at the same time I do not see her future in the mainstream cinema, simply I cannot imagine her doing routine masala cinema, running around the trees, doing item numbers etc. She can be clubbed with Konkena Sen type of actresses.

Only blemish was casting of Sanjay Dutt, he was a total misfit for the character he played and also Rekha in a dance number. Chhotey Nawab is improving definitely with leaps and bounds.

In short, pleasant music, a brilliant storyline, meticulously done by Pardeep Sarkar and Vinod Chopra.

Sunday, June 12, 2005

Happy birthday to me :-)

Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Tata Indicom


Lets talk about news.....

1) Around a month back there was a news about CBI raid at Chautala's premises, and loads of cash was recovered, and then suddenly this news vanished like anything, no news channel or paper talks aboutt this now......????

2) And not long back, all news channels were flashing every minutest detail about the Shankaracharyas (both Sr. and Jr.) scandal, they flooded us with all sort of information (mostly irrelevant, like how much they slept, how much they ate that day, and other RUBISH,) and today there is no mention abt this scandal anywhere.

3) And how about that Delhi-rape-case, Delhi police claimed that they'll book the all 4 accused in 24 hrs, and till today forget the offenders, they couldn't even trace the vehicles used in the crime, this news was headline of almost all national dailies for 3-4 days and then shifted to 3rd page before vanishing totally.

4) can one forget Mr.Telagi(guy who once spent 90lacs on a bar girl in a single night). where is he? whatz status of that stamp-scandal?

Such list is endless.....Moti Garg case, disappearance of Subroto Roy, or Anjali something girl who was court-martialed, Delhi MMS case, Some revelations about match-fixing by Jaywant Lele and this latest 65-war plans leak case.

Each day media flashes a new "jazzy" news and keep on repeating it after every 2 mins....but where is the follow up? or shall I say WHO CARES?

Did I tell, I banged my car into the gate last night, and I did this second time in past 4 months, last time it resulted in scratches and this time a big dent accompanied scratches :-(

Friday, June 03, 2005


phewwwws...I'm back after a quick two-days visit at wifey's hometown, went there to be with her on her birthday, well there is just one word to summarize the whole trip, "Awesome". And I'm again all over in love with her :">

Hmm..first Arunima and now Neelima has tagged me, B-(..
Seriously this tagging thing sounds "great-idea" only when its on someone else's blog :-)

hmm here we go.....

Total volume of music files on my computer::

@Home: Ard 10GB.
@Work: 3.05 GB.

The last CD I bought was::

Pirated:: Well, I bought a MP3 CD and it contains music of .....
(Silsilay, Chetna, Yakeen, Naina, Ek main ek tum, Maine pyaar kyun kiya, Mumbai Express, PAHELI, Mazza Mazza,Shabnam Mausi, Sukh, Nazar, Jane kya hoga, Bunty aur babli, My wife's murder, Kya kool hai hum, Jo bole so nihal, Parineeta, Bachke rehna re baba, Zeher, Bewafa, Lucky, Waqt, Jackpot, Kaal, Faakir Mantra, Pyaas, Bewaafai, Aapka Abhijeet Sawant, Friction, Mujhse Shaadi karogi, Baby Doll-Hot ones :-), Romeo, Bombshell, Athma and Bombay Rockers)
I tell u, the recording on this CD is damn good and all this comes for Rs.50/- only.

Original:: "Have I told you lately" and "Lakshya".

Songs playing right now::

on the drive:: "Dheere jalna dheere jalna..dheera jalnaaaaa...."almost all songs of Paheli...(almost all, not all.)
@Work: "Jaltey hai jiske liye", "Dil ka bhawar..", "Hum bekhudi mein","Din dhal jaye hai..", "Na tum humein jaano.." , "Waha kaun hai tera.."
@Home:: Actually none, I don't listen but only watch "those lovely" videos ;-)

Five songs I listen to a lot, or that mean a lot to me::
{* just five..errr :-( *}
  • Abhi na jao chhod kar ke..
  • Humein tum se pyaar kitna..
  • Socho ke jheelon ka sahar ho..
  • Hum bekhudi mein...
  • Tujhe dekha to yeh jaana sanam...
Five People to whom I'm passing the baton are::
  1. manuscrypts
  2. Bijoy
  3. Kiddo
  4. Parth
  5. Arunima

Wednesday, May 25, 2005

"socha na tha....zindagi aisey phir se mileygee jee neyy ke liye
aankhon ko... pyaas lageygee apne hi aaaaasu... peeneyy... ke... liye"

beautiful words..from beautiful song "Dheere jalna....."

Another two guys who make my kind of musiK and also make to the my list of unlucky but talented people are

1) Sandesh Shandiliya
:His song "Piya Basanti" was soo refreshing...coupled with the lovely video, made it just perfect.
His other notables contributions I can think of now are:: Socha Na Tha, Rules - Pyar Ka Superhit Formula, Chameli, Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham and of course 'Piya Basanti' ...kahe sataye aaja :-) love this song :">

2) MM Kreem
: When I first heard him in Criminal, that "tu mile dil khile" song, I thought of him as one film wonder..or one song wonder, and then came "Is Raat Ki Subah Nahin" and that erased my all doubts abt his calibre.

Since then I never missed any of his songs
be it Criminal, Zakhm, Sur, Jism, Saaya, Rog and now my current favorite "Paheli" :-)

Ismail Merchant(1937 -2005) and Sunil Dutt(1929-2005)...may their soul rest in peace!

Thursday, May 19, 2005

~Edited Post~

Today at 8.05 pm, the time and date would be "2005 2005 2005"

How cool is that?
Meet the new COACH....Greg Chappell
New Boss
I'm soooo happy, atlast BCCI took some sensible decision :-)

Try songs of movie "Socha na tha" but only after watching the me both movie n its music is worth giving a shot.

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

When there is nothing worthwhile posting or when u r plain LAZY to write anything.
Or when u r borrrrred, then try some time-pass I did :-)

Also when u have zillion ideas waiting for implementation (forever), then...then try some time-pass I did :-)

After readin 6-7 reviews on B'lore blogger's meet(U guys ROCK)...….try some time-pass I did :-)

When you are downloading some 115MB code.....then...then try some time-pass I did :-)

Though I tried a number of quizzes but posting here the result of just one.….

Your Birthdate: June 12

{ T H I S is so T R U E ;-) }
Being born on the 12th day of the month (3 energy) is likely to add a good bit of vitality to your life.
The energy of 3 allows you bounce back rapidly from setbacks, physical or mental.

There is a restlessness in your nature, but you seem to be able to portray an easygoing, sometimes "couldn't care less" attitude.

You have a natural ability to express yourself in public, and you always make a very good impression.

Good with words, you excel in writing, speaking, and possibly singing.

You are energetic and always a good conversationalist.

You have a keen imagination, but you tend to scatter your energies and become involved with too may superficial matters.

Your mind is practical and rational despite this tendency to jump about.

You are affectionate and loving - but very sensitive.

You are subject to rapid ups and downs.

Thursday, May 12, 2005

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Ideal Woman :: -- William Shatner

want you to be you

Don't change
Cause you think I might like you to be different
I fell in love with you

I don't want you blond
I don't want you not to swear, not to swep
It's you I fell in love with
Your turn of phrase, your sensitivity, your irrational moves
Well maybe that could go
But everything else, I want you to be you

I want you to dance whenever you feel it
Up by the bandstand
In the parking lot
Up on the table
Well, maybe the table can go
But I want you to be you
I love what you wear cause you're wearing it
That shawl
That clinging dress
The svelte black jacket
Those leopard capris
Well, maybe not the capris
But I want you to be you

I love what you eat
You want yogurt? you got yogurt!
Papaya? it's yours!
Chewing gum? chew away!
I just want you to be you...

Spit out the gum, it doesn't work...

When you sleep, you're the most beautiful
In the moonlight, your soft skin glows
Your hair scroll on the pillow a vision
The murmuring breath, the slight snore
The slight snore...
I want you to be you

Monday, May 09, 2005

I'm always searching for s o m e t h i n g..I don't know what :-(
Contenders:: Chappell/Patil/Amarnath/Moody.
On second thoughts:: Chappell/Amarnath.

well hmmmm....finally I feel Chappell is the right guy for the job but u never know selectors might end up with Jimmy after all "someone" rightly said.."They are a bunch of jokers" ;-)

Whenever someone asks me I shot back..
"How are you?" "I'm fine, thank u, how r u?"
"Ki haal chaal"... "Wadiya"

"Kaise ho"... "main bilkul theekh hun, aap kaise ho"
"Howz life?" ..... "good"

I hate it when autopilot takes hold of my actions.

I hate it when people end (or start) the conversation with "Aur batao"... Damn it..aur kya bataon yaar....

Thursday, May 05, 2005


I'm missing :-(
  • Champak
  • Chacha Chaudhary
  • Nandan
  • Paraag
  • Chanda-mama
  • Madhu-Muskan
  • Billo-Pinky
  • Lotpot
  • Rajan-Iqbal
  • Lambu-motu
  • Phantom
  • Mendrek
  • Twinkle
  • Suman-Saurabh

My type of performers among the current crop...

I call them highly talented and highly unlucky actors;

  • Sonali Kulkarni
  • Hrishitaa Bhat :">
  • Namrata Shirodkar
  • Gracy Singh
  • Perizaad Zorabian
  • Jimmy Shergill
  • Sanjay Suri
  • Rahul Bose
  • Milind Soman
my playlist::
  • Chup tum raho..chup hum rahe hai... -- Is raat ki subah nahi
  • Boondein -- Silk Route
  • Tu hi re tu hi re... -- Bombay
  • Nahi saamne tu -- Taal
  • Paani Paani -- Maachis
  • Tujh se naraaz nahi zindagi -- Masoom
  • Pyaar yeh jaane kaisa hai -- Rangeela
  • Sach mere yaar hai -- Saagar
  • Tumse kitna pyaar hai -- Company
  • Waqt ne kiya -- Kagaaz ki phool.

and...I'm loving it!!!

Monday, May 02, 2005

~ G R A F F I T I ~

Cutting too many corners can leave people running around in circles!

Friday, April 29, 2005

Still not in ‘posting-mode’

Dunno what to post as such…though much has happened in-between.
Wifey went back to her hometown to resume her work.
Hmm…we purchased four movies but could watch just one together, rest are still lying in nicely sealed packs.
Made breakfast for everybody on Sunday.

Current interest:: roasted namkeens with lots of apple juice.

Me thinking:: ouchhh today my seat seems to be extraordinarily hard.

Sunday, April 24, 2005

tere bin
sanu sohniyaa
koi hor nahio labhna
jo de vey ruh nu sakun

chukke jo nakhra mera.........

Monday, April 18, 2005


9 wins in last 22 one-day matches, out of them 5 wins came against Bangladesh, Kenya and UAE.....Baadhiyaa hai X-(

Zaheer Khan's batting average is more than Sachin, Kaif, Yuvraj and Ganguly in the series, that says it all.

Visited following places:

Kanak Bhawan
Hanuman Garhi

Bada Imaambaara:: this place is incredible; architectural brilliance is mind blowing.
Chota Imaambaara:: soft, serene place, does something to heart and soul.

Friday, April 15, 2005

How normal are you?

You Are 30% Normal
(Occasionally Normal)

You sure do march to your own beat...
But you're so weird, people wonder if it's a beat at all
You think on a totally different wavelength
And it's often a chore to get people to understand you

How Normal Are You?

Thursday, April 14, 2005


Dear All,
We are constrained to inform you that there has hardly been any improvement in attendance. By 9 am today, just 50% employees had marked their attendance. The managing director has expressed his displeasure at this trend and desires that all associates be present in office by 9 am on all working days.
We would also like you to note that we have only 30 minutes for the lunch break and not one hour. All are therefore advised to adhere to the following floor-wise lunch schedule :-
Lunch timing :-
Ground floor 1:00 to 1:30

Basement, First floor 1:30 to 2:00

Good wishes

1) hmmm..I would like to know the % of employees who work well after 6pm ;-)
2) Another brilliant idea, how abt opening a dominos outlet in the office premises, that'll surely save lots of time and will increase the productivity :-P

now I'm less than 45 hours away from her :-) ....its going to be great….meeting her after 12 days.....{*}

alas... in reality, I'll be traveling with my parents and I know she won't b coming to airport..only her parents and her brother will come to receive us ...{another delay of 30mins} uhhh...anti-climax :-(
And from then script for next 32 hrs has already been written by my F-i-L, our itinerary is like Lucknow-Ayodhya-Lucknow and back to Delhi by Sunday evening, its going to be hectic; going to different temples doesn't excite me a bit but...but....nobody listens to me damn it!!!!

And dear wife has already ordered me to get the hair-cut done, and asked to wear that black cargos with that gray t-shirt..... B-(

hmmm..this is life!!!!
Time management boss, Time management, each minute is precious, do something.

Monday, April 11, 2005

Dada....seriously u need a break from both forms of cricket, step down do not ruin the career of likes of Dinesh Mongia/Hemang Badani etc.
And as a consequence of this, players like Yuvraj n Kaif can't be dropped coz of their poor performance.
Dada lead by example....step down :-P


1 month 'Marriage Anniversary'?? hahahaha.....I dunno what is the correct term for completing one month of something.

Note to self :: FOCUS is the word.....just 3 books boss just 3 books, go for it. Yes....

Thursday, April 07, 2005

I can count the number of times we actually met in person, even number of hours spent together can be counted easily but number of hours spent talking over phone can’t be :-).

In past 4 yrs, I tried all cellular service providers.. “Airtel”, Hutch”, “Idea”, “Dolphin/Trump” and finally settled down with Reliance….helping Anil & Mukesh in realizing DhiruBhai’s dream.

It is nothing short of a miracle; it’s something straight out of fairytales. Yes, I’m talking about my marriage; we met in yahoo chat room in the year 2001 and now after a 4yrs of long distance relationship we are happily married (so far : -P)

This feeling is something unexplainable; harder I try to pen down this…faster my mind goes blank.

There is someone up there controlling everything.

Thank you YAHOO.
Thank you MTNL.
Thank you Deepesh for providing me chori-ke-Satyam-and-BSNL passwords.
Thank you Gagan for dragging me along to Lucknow much against my wishes.
Thank you Vipul for being my host @ Lucknow on my subsequent trips, for all breakfasts and dinners u made for me.
Thank you Sana, Shaila, Sara and Ghuncha.
Thank you Payal and Prachi.
Thank you IRCTC.
Thank you Jain Sahab.
…the list is endless…

...Thank you everybody for all the wishes and prayers.

Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Last 18 days

11th --- Engagement at Hotel Westend Inn, NH8.

12th --- Wedding at Hotel Westend Inn, NH8.

13th --- All sorts of pujas n rituals at home.

14th --- Reception at City Banquets, Punjabi Bagh.

15th --- at home with relatives.

16th --- went to Lucknow by 8:40am IA flight.
Came back to Delhi on same day by 6:15pm IA flight.

17th --- Went to Jammu by 11:40am Jet airways flight..J class ;-)

Getting cozy together.. bonds forever... making memories...

the ultimate way to partner.. over a cup of tea

yes we are happily married :)

Beautiful and shy one for a dream...

Reached Katra ard 3:30pm at Country suites and inn , room#206.
Started the yatra to the Vaishno Devi shrine at 7:30pm.

18th --- Returned back to Katra ard 8am.
Started for McLeodganj ard 11:45am by road.
Reached there ard 8pm n checked in at Surya Resorts, Room#207.

19th --- Visited
i) an ancient Shiv temple.
ii) a wonderful waterfall near the temple.
iii) Dal Lake, yes there is a Dal lake at McLeodganj.
iv) Dalai Lama's residence.

20th --- Visited
i) Talanu (or Taranu) View point.
ii) St.John's Church.

21th --- Started for Dalhousie ard 12 noon by road.
Checked in at Hotel Mount View, room# 16 ard 5pm.

22th --- Started for Khajjiar but roads were closed due to heavy snowfall,

so could only go till Khajiaar Sanctuary Kalatop.
It was just beautiful, temperature was in minus, there was snow and more snow
everythere..on roads..on trees on course on mountains......
and as we reached there snowfall was amazing.

23th --- Went to Chamba, 55kms drive from Dalhousie was nice but destination was a big disappointment.

Did some shopping at local Dalhousie market in the evening.

24th --- Left Dalhousie, reached Pathankot ard 4:30, had excellent lunch at some Madhopur dhaba.
Boarded the Jammu mail from Pathankot railway station at 6:40pm

25th --- Reached Delhi at 6:15am and home at 6:45am.
Went to Lucknow by 4:30pm IA flight.

{ In between met hundreds of people....had lunches/dinners/evening-teas on ALL days at acquaintance’s places}

28th --- Returned back to Delhi from Lucknow by 6:15pm IA flight.
Reached home at 9pm.

29th --- Joined back work......and its extremely hard to focus at the work in hand B-(
To add salt to injury here people at work have changed my workstation, so its more difficult to sit and work at a different place.

Well...this is just the OUTLINE, will return back with some newly acquired "experiences" soon ;-)

Monday, March 28, 2005

I'm back :-)

I'm back after 20 days of 'very-hectic' vacation B-)

Will post soon, right now trying to cope up at work :-(

Wednesday, March 02, 2005

* NewsFlash *

I'm getting MARRIED on 12th March '05.

{*and I'm still under S H O C K, will return soon with more news/views*}

"Mehendi laga ke rakhnaa....
pepsi manga ke rakhnaa....."