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Kaise Mujhe Tum Mil gaye – Day 28

Swaram did this tag … and the desperation for the NaBloPoMo inspired me to take this one again

Rules:

* Put your iTunes, Windows Media Player, IPOD etc. on shuffle.
* For each question, press the next button to get your answer.
* YOU MUST WRITE THAT SONG NAME DOWN NO MATTER HOW SILLY IT SOUNDS.

1. If someone asks you, “are you okay” you say:
Tune Jo Na Kaha main woh sunta raha. Like I was reading too much into the question is it?

2. How would you describe yourself ?
Choudavi Ka Chaand ho ya aftaab. ????? Talking about my falling hairs and bald head?

3. What do you like in a guy/girl ?
Bheegi si Bhaagi Si mere bajuaon mein wo samaye. Hmmm Not bad chalega 🙂

4. How do you feel today ?
Agar hum Kahen aur woh muskura de. Bas aisa din ho to kya baat hai

5. What is your life’s purpose ?
Forever and For Always. Purpose complete hoga hi nahi kabhi to kya sochna 🙂

6. What’s your motto ?
Everybody rock your body right. This tag seems like would make me the dance teacher aka Shamak Dabar. Its a different thing I have two left feet.

7. What do your friends think of you ?
Yeh Veeraniyan Zindagi main tum bin hai yeh veeraniyan. Bilkul sahi bola dost log abhi main nahi hoon to veeraniyan hi hongi na?

8. What do your parents think of you ?
Tere liye meri saansein mujhe tujhse pyaar hai. Yeh bhi abs correct mom & dad ka ladla hoon main 🙂

9. What do you think of often ?
Main Nashe main hoon. Mere jaise teetotaler par itna sangeen ilzaam?

10. What is 2 + 2 ?
Hoshwalon ko khabar kya bekhudi kya cheez hai.

11. What do you think of your best friend ?
We’ll survive, I will make it through (Enrique). :-O

12. What is your life story ?
Sombody for Someone (The COrrs). True so effin true 🙂

13. What do you want to be when you grow up ?
Ae Khuda Teri Marzi ke Aagey kya ho. Bilkul sahi bola

14. What do you think when you see the person you like ?
Fir aaj mujhe tumko bas itna batana hasna hi jeevan hai(Jagjit Singh)

15. What will you dance to at your wedding anniversary?
Main Tera Tu Dhadkan Teri (Ajab Prem Ki Gazab Kahani)

16. What will they play at your funeral ?
Turn the Page (Metallica). Sahi baat marne ke baad kyon paka rahe ho bhai log

17. What is your hobby/interest ?
Laila main laila. Yeh kaun si hobby hui bhai?

18. What is your biggest fear ?
Zindagi yun hui basar tanha kafila saath magar safar tanha. Thats actually a fear, of being lonely.

19. What is your biggest secret ?
Sorry seems to be the hardest word. Now everybody would know that how I suck at spellings

20. What do you want right now ?
I want your sex (George Michael). Ooooops!!!!!

21. What do you think of your friends ?
Please forgive me. Ab iske aagey kya bolun

22. When you want to rush to the toilet, what do you think ?
I don’t know why I Keep coming back to you. ROFL!!!

23. Person you hate the most is in front of you, what will you tell the person ?
Oh girl you are mine, tere ishq main hadd se guzar jaaon. Come on I don’t hate wifee

24. You have just won a lottery. What will you sing ?
Is tarah aashiqui ka asar chod jaaonga, tere chehre pe apni nazar chod jaaonga

25. What will you post this as?
Kaise Mujhe Tum Mil gaye (Ghajini)

Naam Hai Nahi Rahega, Prateek Gupta

So Nu posted an interesting post about the movie character.
This was a tough decisions on what characters I would relate to, it was a close call between Aamir Khan in Dil Chahta Hai, Saif Ali Khan in Hum Tum, and Nick Naylor in Thank You for Smoking. However, I believe a character that totally defines my major traits would be Guru Kant Desai from the movie Guru.

I have awesomely loved this movie and Abhishek Bachan’s character. Here is an insight to a dialogue from the movie which I relate to, a lot.

Ek Shabd – Day 17

Here is a tag Swaram did and I having a busy day today lapped on it to maintain the NaBloPoMo. 🙂 All is fair in Love War & Blogathons no?

All we need to do is answer these questions in just one word.

Where is your cell phone? – On my Desk

Your hair? – Disappearing 🙁

Your mother? – strict

Your father? – Friend

Your favorite food? – Brownies

Your dream last night? – None

Your favorite drink? – Coffee

Your dream/goal? – Success ( Btw. I heard on radio that there is book released on how acheive Success through Sex and it is title SuckSex. Seriously WTF??)

What room are you in? – Cubicle

Your hobby? – Reading

Your fear? – Stagnation

Where do you want to be in 6 years? – Home

Where were you last night? – Bed

Something that you aren’t? – painter

Muffins? – Chocolate

Wish list item? – PS3

Where did you grow up? – Kanpur

Last thing you did? – Driving

What are you wearing? – Attitude 😀

Your TV? – Off

Your pets? – None

Friends? – Life

Your life? – Networked

Your mood? – Lazy (*Yawn :-D*)

Missing someone? – Dad

Vehicle? – i10

Something you’re not wearing? – Tie

Your favorite store? – Books

Your favorite color? – Blue

When was the last time you laughed? – Morning

Last time you cried? – Forgot

Your best friend? – Many

One place that you go to over and over? – Cafes

One person who emails me regularly? – Client

One person who calls me regularly? – Banks

Favorite place to eat? – Home

5 People I Would Meet in Heaven – Day 10

I noticed someone on the road today, I don’t remember the face of the person or anything in particular about him. All that remained with me was an interesting message, “Everybody wants to go to Heaven, But Nobody wants to die”. Ironical, Satirical and so true, I mean death is always a factor that has haunted people time and again.

Though I love my life, no matter how much I crib or rant about it, the bottom line is that I love my life too much. But somehow I have always fancied the death, I am not sure but I always felt there would be positives. If nothing else I might get a chance to meet people who have already died.

So here is a list of 5 people I would like to meet in Heaven-

1- Ram Prasad Bismil- I have always been a fan of the Krantikari group, Bhagat Singh, Chandrashekhar Azad, Ramprasad Bismil, Ashfaq, Rajguru, Sukhdev. But specifically Ram Prasad Bismil because he would be the person to tell me the stories of the great struggle and also his brilliant poetry.

2- Karna- I have never been more fascinated by any other character as compared to Karna. His principles of friendship, generosity and the will power to stand by what he really believed in; is something which appeals to me to the core.

3- Dhirubhai Ambani- I believe there have not been many people in India who were as visionary as Dhirubhai Ambani. I would love to sit beside him and talk about his vision of making one of the largest PetroChemical companies of the world, or bringing down the cost of a phone call comparable to the cost of a postcard.

4- Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel- I believe that he was one of the greatest practitioners of realpolitik in modern India. His legacy and vision is what today we call as the modern India

5- Munshi Premchand- Just for his super brilliant stories which could keep me engaged for lifetimes to come.

So which five people would you meet in heaven?

My Life – Day 8

I churaofied this one from Psych Babblers blog given that I am trying to do a post everyday, tags are a life saver. This one is very simple all we need to do is just need to cross out things we have done.

So here goes:

1. Graduated high school.

2. Kissed someone.

3. Smoked a cigarette.

4. Got so drunk you passed out.

5. Rode every ride at an amusement park.

6. Collected something stupid.

7. Gone to a rock concert.

8. Helped someone.

9. Gone fishing

10. Watched four movies in one night.

11. Lied to someone.

12. Snorted cocaine.

13. Smoked weed.

14. Failed a subject.   [Electrical Machines & Measuring Instruments in 3rd Sem of Engg]

15. Been in a car accident.

16. Been in a tornado.

17. Watched someone die.

18. Been to a funeral.

19. Burned yourself.

20. Run a marathon.

21. Cried yourself to sleep.

22. Spent over 10,000 bucks in one day.

23. Flown on an aeroplane.

24. Cheated on someone.

25. Been cheated on.

26. Written a 10 page letter.
27. Gone skiing.

28. Been sailing.

29. Cut yourself.

30. Had a best friend.

31. Lost someone you loved.

32. Got into trouble for something you didn’t do.

33. Stolen a book from the library 

34. Gone to a different country.

35. Watched the Harry Potter movies. [All of them]

36. Had an online diary.

37. Fired a gun.

38. Gambled in a casino.

39. Been in a school play.

40. Been fired from a job. [Thankfully not until now]

41. Taken a lie detector test.

42. Swam with dolphins.

43. Voted for someone on a reality TV show.

44. Written poetry.

45. Read more than 20 books a year. [I guess I would be doing it for past 5-6 years]

46. Gone to Europe. [Italy is a place which tops my list of Places to Visit]

47. Loved someone you shouldn’t have.

48. Used a colouring book over age 12.

49. Had a surgery.

50. Had stitches.

51. Taken a Taxi.

52. Had more than 5 IM conversations going on at once.

53. Been in a fist fight.

54. Suffered any form of abuse.

55. Had a pet.

56. Petted a wild animal.

57. Had your own credit card & bought something with it.

58. Dyed your hair.

59. Got a tattoo.

60. Had something pierced.

61. Got straight As.

62. Known someone personally with HIV or AIDS.

63. Taken pictures with a webcam.

64. Lost something expensive.
[Lost a gold chain once]

65. Gone to sleep with music on.

All my partners in crime called NaBloPoMo, if you are short of topics to blog, feel free to take this tag.

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If And Only If

Remember how I wrote about my obsession with the word IF here. When I saw this tag at Monika’s and noticing that I wasn’t tagged and also being the shameless bugger I am I flicked it. But since she also flicked it from White Magpie, so as the saying goes “Chor ke Ghar Chori, Chori nahi kehlati”, right Monika :-P? So anyways here goes me to do this tag-

If I were a month, I’d be January

If I were a day of the week, I’d be Friday

If I were a time of day, I’d be 12.00 a.m.

If I were a season, I’d be chilly winter.

If I were a planet, I’d be Saturn

If I were a sea animal, I’d be a Shark

If I were a direction, I’d be East

If I were a piece of furniture, I’d be a Recliner

If I were a liquid, I’d be single malt scotch

If I were a tree, I’d be a banyan tree

If I were a tool, I’d be a screwdriver

If I were an element, I’d be Platinum

If I were a gemstone, I’d be diamond

If I were a musical instrument, I’d be a guitar

If I were a color, i’d be blue

If I were a emotion, I’d be Greed

If I were a fruit, I’d be a Mango

If I were a sound, I’d be a voice

If I were a car, I’d be a Rolls Royce Phantom

If I were food, I’d be Paneer Tikka

If I were a taste, I’d be sweet

If I were a scent, I’d be Aqua

If I were a pair of shoes, I’d be formal black leather shoes

And if I were a bird, I’d be a Kingfisher

So now who do I tag?? I would only tag Deepti and let the rest flick it too, akhir is Chor ke Ghar bhi to Chori Honi Chahiye 😀

Awards

So friends this has been a season of awards, I was nominated for Avant Garde Blogger awards. The final results have been out and as I have been told, I have secured the place amidst esteemed bloggers for being the blogger whose rant is second most interesting.

Now coming back to basics I am a tad too confused, if I should be happy that I won an award or be sad that I am recognized as some who would rant a lot. Given the fact the crazy bloke I am, I choose to be happy and shout Yay!!!!

So this is the batch I got as an award-

Now Monika also awarded me here with this Cherry on the Top award. The rules to receive this awards are –

1. Thank the person that gave this to you
2. Copy the award and put it on your blog.
3. List 3 things you love about yourself
4. Post a picture you love (e.g a person you adore etc.)
5. Tag 5 people you wish to pass this award on to

Okay so going in line with the rules, Thanks a lot Monika, you absolutely raowck!!!!! Here are 3 things I love about myself.

1- My habit of making friends with people- Given the instances where I have displayed unparalleled human stupidity, people have still chosen to stick with yours truly. I don’t know why but whatever it is that makes me friends with people is something I love about myself.

2- I love that I am an avid reader, I have grown to a better and a more self-aware person all courtesy my reading habit.

3- I love the fact that I enjoy driving, be it an open highway and clear roads, or a jam packed traffic filled commute. If I have a good vehicle I don’t mind driving.

Now for the picture, this one is from our honeymoon and marks my journey of life with Wifeee. Nothing better than this in my life, and this picture captures it all.

Okay so people who would get this award are-
1- Deepti
2- Anshima
3- Vinni
4- Meira
5- Reema

Deadly Dialogues-II

So I was tagged by D to take this one, I have done a similar tag where instead of lines I actually mentioned the dialogues from movies which I really loved. However the rules of this tag are as following-

On your blog, provide a link to the Great Bong’s page, May I Hebb Your Attention Pliss. The May I Hebb Your Attention Pliss contest
Then write down your top 10 Hindi movie lines or top 10 English movie lines (You can do both if you want. Only one set is required for the contest). If you cannot think of top 10, make it top 5. Cannot think of even 5? Make it top 3. No problem.
Only restriction: no two lines from same movie. This done to make it fair for other movies so that they dont get swamped by Gunda or Loha or Sholay. Tag five friends to do the same. Come over to the comment-space of this post and post your blog’s link so I can go and read it.
Remember: Before starting the tag, paste points 1 and 4 on your blog so that the rules are available to anyone who wishes to pick the tag up from your blog.

So here go my favorite lines from the hindi movies-

1- Maine tumhe kitni baar samjhaya nazdeeki fayda dekhne se pehle door ka nuksaan dekho. – Sarkaar
2- Ek paon past mein, ek paon future mein. Isiliye to hum aaj pe moot rahe hain- Rang De Basanti
3- Maine kaha tha na yeh duniya bohat chotti hai..aur yeh zindagi bohat lambi- Hum Tum
4- Aaj bhi main pheke hue paise nahi uuthaa- Deewar
5- Zindaga aur maut uparwale ke hath hai jahapana, jise na aap badalsakte hai na mein. hum sab to rangmanch ki katputlia hai, jiski door uparwale ke haath bandhi hai, kab kaun kaise uthega yeh koi nahi janta.- Anand
6- Apni zindagi toh hum jee chuke chunni babu,ab toh bas dhadkano ka lihaz karte hain,kya kahe un duniya walo ko jo aakhiri saas par bhi aitraaz karte hain!-Devdas
7- Perfection ko improve karma waise bhi bahut mushkil hai- DCH
8- Na shabd sunai nahi deta mujhe – Guru
9- Tumhara naam kya hai Basanti- Sholay
10- Kya khalu aapka Ishq, Ishq. Humara Ishq sex- Ishqiya

Now the favorite lines from english movies-

1- I believe…whatever doesn’t kill you simply makes you… …stranger.- The Dark Knight
2- The funny thing is, on the outside, I was an honest man, straight as an arrow. I had to come to prison to be a crook.- The Shawshank Redemption
3- “For June who loved this garden from Joseph who always sat beside her.” Some people do spend their whole lives together.- Notting Hill
4- Son, your ego’s writing checks that your body can’t cash.- Top Gun
5- Isn’t everything we do in life a way to be loved a little more? – Before Sunrise
6- It was right then that I started thinking about Thomas Jefferson, the Declaration of Independence and the part about our right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. And I remember thinking: How did he know to put the pursuit part in there? That maybe happiness is something that we can only pursue. And maybe we can actually never have it, no matter what. How did he know that? – The Pursuit of Happyness
7- Some people can never believe in themselves, until someone believes in them- Good Will Hunting
8- Vanity, definitely my favorite sin. – Devil’s Advocate
9- The point is, ladies and gentlemen, that greed, for lack of a better word, is good. Greed is right. Greed works. Greed clarifies, cuts through, and captures the essence of the evolutionary spirit. Greed, in all of its forms – greed for life, for money, for love, knowledge – has marked the upward surge of mankind, and greed – you mark my words – will not only save Teldar Paper but that other malfunctioning corporation called the USA. Thank you. – Wall Street
10-With great power comes great responsibility- Spiderman

So here are few of my favorite quotes. Now comes the part of tagging people, if you are reading this consider yourself tagged 😉

Tags Of Childhood

As you would all know that I am currently under going a rigorous training program called “Marriage in January 2010”. This program is an ultimate training program and primarily run by women, namely my mom, my cousin sis and my would be WhyFee, and the basic objective of the program “Never say no to a when a lady asks you to do something”. Example- “Mom says Get out of the bed and bath, you say yes. When cousin sis says We would dance a lot in your wedding and you would dance too, you say yes(sob, sob). When Whyfee says Do you like my new dress, YOU SAY YES.”. So owing to this mental conditioning, when Smita asked me to do this tag, you can guess what I said “Yes”. So all said and done already here I am posting my 6 childhood memories (though she asked me to post 7 but its already too long to be boring) –

1- Birthday Bumps– I was in class 10th or 11th when actually the concept of Birthday Bumps was catching up. So all of us were super excited about giving birthday bumps and would eagerly wait for birthdays. So one day it was the birthday of one of our friends and we gathered in the canteen with the whole fan-fair and all the close friends picked him up and started throwing him in the air counting the number of years. Like a typical Hindi movie where the Gala Celebrations are interrupted by the entry of the Villain. Entry our headmistress (Anything that has something to do with Mistress wasn’t funny when we were in school) who was a strict disciplinarian and she also knew my mom personally so I was always at my best behavior in front of her. So now as soon as she was in sight we all left our friends in mid-air and fled. Then she actually called me in front of the class, and what proceeded was a series of most embarrassing jibes. She started “You are amongst the tallest students in the class and noticeable from a km of distance and you think you can run and be ignored” all this flanking was still bearable with the entire class laughing. She went on to lecture that how my reaction was very natural to the class saying these exact words “You know there is a child in him’. And all my friends jibed on my case for next one week that I was officially declared pregnant by the headmistress herself.

2- The Fatal Errors– The second one is getting thrashed for adding Odomos Mosquito repellent cream to an entire batch of pickles made by mom. You can read about the adventure disaster here

3- Garage Visits– I learned how I drive a car when I was 11 or may be 12 years old, I was too small and kept pestering my dad saying that I have already mastered riding a motorbike and now I wanted the car. So he sent me to the Garage to learn about the cars, the owners knew my dad personally so I was treated like a VIP and all the mechanics on the floor were excited to see a small kid trying hard to learn car. They showed me engine, how to do minor fixes of the car, and small tits and bits about maintaining the car. I used to enjoy my time so much there and I actually used to love sit in the cars which were crashed in accidents and small time driving of the cars in the garage. I love driving and I claim that I know my car a lot better. As a matter of fact with my driving the car generally gives a better mileage than any of my friends driving it. All that passion and love for cars which still lies with me I picked at that time.

4- Result Card Day– My parents were very particular about keeping high standards of academics, so all my wishful gifts were always related to my academic performance. You want the new Walkman on the block, crack the ranks among first five students and you have had it. You want a new computer, get recommendation in the computer prize examination and you get it. So it was a consistent bidding scenario. I would invariably would have loved some crazy thing and there would be a condition attached directly with my report card. So when everyone else would have been happy/sad and most of all compering I would always be competing with a set of my own goals and every time when I achieved the goals it was a dual happiness. Especially coming into the corporate I wish the goal settings could have been so effective and objective.

5- Puzzling Stories– Being the only child, I never had too much of company at my home. However, so I generally talked and played with my mom and dad. I used to love the times when electricity used to conk off in the evenings specially in the winters. We would sit in the living room wrapped in quilts or shawls and mom and dad would keep asking me a lot of puzzles or tell me story and quiz me on the morals. Often they would tell me the story of Mahabharata in detail and quiz me on my mythological knowledge. The Mahabharata story was a kind of huge kick for me as they were showing the serial on TV those days, and because of these session I always knew of the story coming ahead. Those days in childhood were really awesome fun.

6- Video Games– Though I had my own 16-bit Vedio Game Console, but it was seriously rationed by my mom. Securely kept in her cupboard, locked and taken out only at my incessant heart penetrating requests and on completion of my homework or studies to be done by the day. So I found the duplicate keys from my mom’s cupboard and whenever both mom and dad went out for some work or something I would sneak out the console and play for a while and then keep it inside and revert back to studying. This actually continued for around a year till I actually grew over my console and became responsible enough to balance my study and leisure time 🙂

So now I tag
Nidhi – She is trying to revive her blog
Deepti– She loves doing all kinds of Tags
Anshima & Vipul – My cousins, I think they would like doing this.
And anyone else who is reading this and likes this tag can do it as well on their blogs or in my comments. Please leave a comment with the link to your post in case you choose to do the tag, as I would love to read your responses.

10 Notes to My 17 Year Self

Amidst quarter life crisis and struggling to find my own self, I read this tag on Surya’s blog. The idea behind this tag is If I could revisit my past and give 10 pieces of advice I would give to myself.

No matter how interesting this tag seems, right now what I need is some tag being done by 10 years older me in an alternate universe and give me 10 sensible advices, well that doesn’t seem to be happening, does it? So I will do it for the benefit of a younger me living in a different space time continuum.

10 years and I agree I have changed evolved as a very different person. So my 2 cents for the 17 years old Kanpuriya I was (they call it Kanpurite these days. Its sophisticated, but you know those days it was Kanpuriya from Kanpur)-

1- Stop having those Soft Drinks, they are going to haunt your physique and health for your entire life. They seem to be fun and people cheer when you finish a 300 ml bottle of Thums Up in a single breath but trust me it is not worth it.

2- Always stick to your philosophy of belief and abstinence; you would face doubts a lot of time. You would like to indulge the others, and would be mocked at by a lot of people. But eventually its going to get you self respect that you saw through your own beliefs not failing yourself.

3- The people all around you jeer you for being a nerd and a geek, no matter how they treat you now, would change with the way your status does. When they change you would realize they were not important then and not important now. Your true friends would always stay by you.

4- You suck at balancing time between personal and professional. Ration your time and you would go places.

5- Never ditch a friend for a girl you want to go out with. Dates are easier to get (way easier than you think they are) than good friends.

6- It’s always better to apologies and patch things up. Carrying the baggage is useless most of the time.

7- Winning is easy, losing graciously is not. Accept the defeat, and respect your opponents for their efforts only to try harder the next time.

8- Respect the people who criticize you and are brutally honest with you. Deep down they are the ones who really care for you and would stand by you in thick and thin.

9- Start playing a sport with the advantage of hindsight may be squash. Though you think that you suck at everything which is a sport but you would really enjoy the act of playing.

10- Don’t call everyone 5 years elder to you, uncle or aunty. It hurts big time when the same comes back to haunt you.

So these are the 10 advices I had, what about you? If you could go back ten years, what are the 10 things that you would tell your younger self?