Wednesday, August 31, 2005

!! Kajraare Kajraare !! - 2

TRIO is now about to leave these gals, music was still loud, King is delivering final statements and huge list of compliments to the gal with whom, TRIO has enjoyed a lot. They all had a wonderful talk sessions about their likings and dislikes w.r.t to gals, nobody was saying any polished sentences which TRIO normally use to.

TRIO shook hands with everybody, few hands were too "Silky" :). HE is feeling as if HE is departing from his very near friends, in those few hours, immense joy was pumped within him.

As soon as they came down, again a CAB is called, and TRIO started moving to another similar destination, again in search of happiness. This time they also need to fillin there pockets with some cash.

On the way, they discovered one deserted ATM, Honey and HE jumped out of the cab, but LO & Behold, the gate was closed, Honey displayed his age old TARZAN skills and jumped over the wall and finally they all again are ready with Cash :).

TRIO reaches another loney road in Mumbai.

Rest over the weekend :)

!! Calvin and Hobbes !!

I am proud to announce that I have finally completed my set of Calvin and Hobbes.

Few I bought in US and rest I got today from Indiatimes.

Here is the list
  1. Attack of the Deranged Mutant Killer Monster Snow Goons : A Calvin and Hobbes Collection
  2. Calvin And Hobbes
  3. The Calvin And Hobbes - Lazy Sunday Book
  4. It's A Magical World: A Calvin and Hobbes Collection
  5. Scientific Progress Goes Boink : A Calvin and Hobbes Collection
  6. Something Under The Bed Is Drooling : A Calvin and Hpbbes Collection
  7. Homicidal Psycho Jungle Cat: A Calvin and Hobbes Collection
  8. The Calvin and Hobbes Tenth Anniversary Book
  9. The Days Are Just Packed : A Calvin and Hobbes Collection
  10. The Revenge of the Baby-Sat : A Calvin and Hobbes Collection
  11. There's Treasure Everywhere - A Calvin and Hobbes Collection
  12. Weirdos From Another Planet! : A Calvin and Hobbes Collection
  13. Yukon Ho! : A Calvin and Hobbes Collection
Asterix were sent some time back to me by a good friend in pdf. :) so what say...Life is Fun or is it funny...

Tuesday, August 30, 2005

!! Kajraare Kajraare !! - 1

TRIO finally comes out of Hilton towers after buring 4000/- in just 4 pegs of RUM and some beer and some cusines. Night has just begun in Mumbai, its around 11 PM. King said, "Lets move around the shore and click some snaps". Honey was also okay with the idea.

Trio roamed around for sometime and then asked one auto taxi driver to move to any of the dance bar around.

Trio enters the bar with doubts in mind and some fear and some excitation about being together. They all moved on the narrow stairs and enter a room, as soon as the door opens, their retinas starts adjusting to the light and sound show inside.

Trio is standing in room with sofas on the sides, gals are dancing around on famous filmy numbers, Trio sits. HE, king and Honey all are smiling and as soon as they sit, bottles of beer starts pouring in. He finshes first glass in seconds, don't know why He was so thirsty that day. King knows all chemistry and Honey is just following the tradition. King hands over a 500/- note and gets the change. By the time currency arrives, He is on his feet, Trio is smoking some coloured cigarettes from london.

HE matches the eyes with the gal in front and starts dancing. The girl at her back is more vivacious and ravishing. King gets the clue, he starts using all the skill to bring in the senti talk stuff in between. king calls in the girl at the back, song is "Kajrare, kajrare", HE is matching all the jhatkas, and thumkas with the girl with ease and is happy, the exhilliration, the enrgy and the joy involved in just too much. King and Honey are both happy coz HE is happy and HE is happy coz king and honey are today with him having beer and surrounded by beautiful gals.

Every penny spent here is worthed. The sense of togetherness which the TRIO felt was a never before experience. Being present there in high music, with beer and dancing queens all around was a total phenomenon.

In the outside world, it takes a lot to get a ear to hear. Here all is around. King said whatever he ever wanted to say to gal, showering in glamour and aatitude. Honey was all smiling here. and HE, HE was all exhausted. HE was dancing after so many months with ease and joy, without any mask !!!

More to arrive......

!! Aur kya kahein !!

Kaanton per nahin, ab angaaron per sotein hain,
phoolon ka kya kahein, ab Dua-yon se khauff rakhte hai,

tere deedar ke liye duniya naap lee humne,
aur kya kahein, ab hum aankhein he band rakhte hain,

masjid mein to nahin, tu aaj meh-khaane jaroor aayega
yahi soch ker, hum ek jaam tere liye rakhte hain,

Monday, August 29, 2005

!! Reinvented & Rediscovered !!

Re-Invention & Re-Discovery, enchanting words are these, aren't they?

well so what is that...who is being reinvented and rediscovered....wellll...its my blog and I am writing so its' obviously me :)

when, how, by whom....Well I shall name this rediscovery as Pune Convention, when - August 15, whoms involved were KING and HONEY, how is defined by series of discussions we held.

I was discussing the sole cause which renders me lone in the crowd, when all is going right and healthy, I push myself back into the dungeons alone. KING & HONEY collectively helped me to identify the reason and then suggested to combat, to fight with it.

So yesterday was the first day I am implemented.

The suggestion was a single pointer, lot many have said it before but not like KING did. Honey was suggestive on the reasons and it KING who nailed the last nail in coffin.

"Start living for yourself - Be what you really are" - Some might be wondering, even I thought for a moment, when was I not myself....It took me some minutes to realise that it's been a long time...whenever I was myself, I was seriously alone.

Whenever I was with somebody, I had this mask on my face "HIRDU is always happy, content, full of joy..ya no...this is not the way...and all that stuff"

In a simple sentence KING cleared it all forever..."Though everybody thinks he knowns me inside el..."

He said,"Be there just by yourself, donot imitate, coz you know you imitate so well you are in habit of it, it has become yr skin, throw it off, be in your skeleton now. Even if somebody everybody might not have courage to be with yr skeleton, atleast thy shall never be lonely again. thy shall not fear it."

Yesterday evening I was again roaming on the beach, after realising and reinventing, started peeling off the skin. sat there for some time, then a almost stranger came, I started talking to her, then another fella came along, I was real for the first time after such a long time, smiling and laughing for the first time after such a long time.

An hour later we said bye to each other, I am still happy, content and there is no mask now.


KING is also known as D-KHAN to some ppl.

Friday, August 26, 2005

!! Mera Chana hai apni marzi ka !!

"Mera Chana hai apni marzi ka, Marzi ka bhai marzi ka, ye dushmna hai khudgarzi ka, khudgarzi ka" - Manoj kumar - Movie "Kranti"

Since the morning I am echoeing these lines....I don't know why whenever I sing these lines they echo in my soul for a long time...sometimes for week...everytime they shall put in EGO in myself...these will ask me to be self reliant and fill me with the spirit of "Do it Yourself stuff"

For those who donot know the meaning in Hindi here is the translation in English

"Mera Chana hai apni Marzi ka" - "Even the Gram seeds which I eat, are of my Desire"
"Ye dushman hai khudgarzi ka" - "This is the enemy of SELFNESS"

Even the Gram seeds which I eat are of my there coz it's my desire to have them, It's the enemy of SELFNESS.

The details are sth like this "I donot care of the surroundings, the conditions that had been imposed upon me, there is nobody who shall be able to control my SELFLESSNESS, when even the Gram Seeds which I eat, are borne out of my desire". � Hunt the Wumpus: Google Talk � Hunt the Wumpus: Google Talk

Here is link which shall tell about the Easter Egg in Google talk Play

Thursday, August 25, 2005

!! House Arrest !!

Around lunch I found Neelima of ALOCHANA fame online on Google Talk online. Started the chat and found that she is in House Arrest from 2 days. :)

arre don't be worried She is in house arrest not coz of any crime. She is there, coz She is ill. Suffering from fever & Flu.

So folks let us all send our wishes so that "She gets well soon", coz "all is Well, if it doenot end into WELL"

She found the chat to be know why...becoz I was talking, and she was typing... :) some time I felt like I am talking to myself sitting alone in a gives a real eerie feeling if one is simply talking without hearing anything...

anyhow the experience was good...I don't know how my voice feels like at the other end.

Well here the tip for bad throat and cough and cold stuff. For Non-Veg - Chicken soup is the remedy and for vegetarians its the hot lemon tea that comes for the rescue.

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

!! Never been Gifted !!

Yesterday, while going round the beach, this thought suddenly flashed through my mind that "Hirdu was never been gifted". Then it kept lingering till today...

Yesterday was something special, I was awake the whole night on sunday coz of the weekend schedule, Friday was fixing some stuff on laptop, so slept late, saturday washed clothes and in the afternoon went "Sathyam" - watched 2 movies (Barsaat & My Wife's Murder), came back late and then again slept late (watching FTV :) ) so sunday whole day I slept till 2 O'Clock in afternoon, afterwhich I failed to get any sleep in the night, so I finished "Gunaho ka Devta" - DharamVir Bharti wrote it in 1952, & I was reading the 41st edition (O lord, so much has been written & published...I am too slow) anyhow so straightaway came to office on monday.

Monday I slept at 8'O Clock in the evening (reaching 30 hours of continuous awakening :( ..My personal record is 38 hours...

Anyhow this is not for which I am posting this...Now a days there is a lot I wanna write and I am just not getting anytime so all these ideas are moving here and there...

so coming back to "Never Been Gifted" - I was saying I started counting on how many times I have been gifted. I was able to remember not a single ocassional gift. There were very few and when I say very few they are less than the fingures I have on any of my hand. This proceeded to the thoughts of Why and Why not?

I started spooling the reasons...only one reason came to me finally, that I have been in several other ways or might be ppl are afraid of gifting anything in material to me :) all other reasons sounded silly...this was there through the day, while I was just drooling in office, Canteen and doing other stuff.

anyhow today morning I was awake early around 6 AM, after a long dreamless sleep which I had after a long time...most of the dreams are nightmares now a days...this is one of curse which people have to bear with if they are living alone...anyhow...after the morning chores (known as Shoon & Shaaan in my lingo) started preparing my lunch, around 7:30 AM I got the wake up from my collegue...there and then I realised the fabric of my life once again.

There had been so many instance where I had been gifted in numerous instead of thinking about material gifts wrapped in shinning sheets with flowers mounted on the top, I should extend my gratitude towards it. Some ppl say this is Positive thinking phenomenon. But I believe this is "thinking otherwise" phenomenon, so what are those gifts....
  • My collegue wakes me up in morning, so that I can be there for early morning meetings (9:00AM is early for me...believe it or not)
  • In far lands of US of A, my senior ex-collegue and friend invites me and celebrates my Birthday, with his lovely wife and naughty kid and we have full night sessions of talk.
  • In far lands of US of A, when holi arrives, I celebrate it twice, once in Stanford, and then in Seattle, in the midst flowing happiness and fun.
  • I have a collegue in US, who shall roam around the streets of Santa Clara with me, in the middle of the night, and we shall talk about anything under the sky for hours. He shall stay late for me and I shall do the same for me.
  • I shall be received by "Gupta and Gupta" Friend Empire at the Seattle Airport along with my naugtiest Bhabhi.
  • Shall have Evening Omellete prepared specially for my friend and have "tastiest Tea ever" prepared by his wife only for me.
  • Before returning I shall have a farewell dinner prepared specially for me by couple who celebrated my Birthday.
  • At the apartment, we shall host a party for ourselves, and collegues though busy till there neck, shall prepare chilliest Chicken and other cuisines while boozing over gallons of BEER and RUM.
  • Whenever I reach Delhi Airport, a 2-3 member group shall be there to pick me up and host dinner and other luxuries.
  • In the evenings my own "Gabber" shall host a Daroo Party, and we shall have umpteen comics and FTV in front of us.
  • My friend shall arrange all the stuff for Shimla, and I had a lifetime remembrance of the trip and fun I had.
  • While back in Chennai, whenever I arrive, no matter what time of the day or night, my friend will come and pick me up from Airport and shall move along for just for the talk and the sense of togetherness we have in sharing a "Sutta"
  • People will plan and organise all the formalities for the "Coorg trip" for the New year Celebrations.
  • "King and Honey" shall come all the way from Pune to Bombay, so that we trio can have Fun & Frolic in Mumbai nightlife and shall be awake whole night for 3 continuos night to have discussion over all policies of life from adventures to marriage dilemmas, from technical to pondy jokes.
There are numerous other instance gifted to me by the people across the Globe, I appreciate all of them, but still I have enjoy the sense of joy one feels in receiving "wrapped gifts, handwritten letters in envelops, greeting cards on the wall....." (if it brings any)

Friday, August 19, 2005

Reached 1 GB in gmail

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If you are travelling or in office or anywhere & found any
flower, Thread, or chain or any shining object

in the hands of any

then RUN from there.

That object could be RAKHI.

A minute Negligence can make you "BHAIYA"


Thursday, August 18, 2005

Kyunki aaj se akela hai....

Aaj Masjid ke darwaze phir khuda mila hume,
poocha usne mujhse, phir kuch nahin, aaj bhi,
tukur tukur dekhta raha mujhe,
aasoon uski aakh mein bhi the, aur mere bhi.

baitha woh mere paas kuch der,
koshish ki hum dono ne muskuraane ki,
jaane kon si husrat thi hum dono mein,
roya tha woh bhi, aur mein bhi.

aaya tha na jaane kon aaj savere uske darwaze per,
jiske sawalon se sehma tha woh,
koshish to maine bhi ki thi samjhane ki usse,
per aaj tanha tha woh bhi, aur mein bhi.

kuch der mein he bikhar gaya woh,
mere kun-dhe per tha sir uska,
shayad aaj ke baad, hum dono saath nazar aayein,
kyunki aaj se akela hai woh bhi, aur mein bhi.

Moments of 5 minutes

I never thought it shall happen so soon, Life is now a spent in moments of 5 minutes.

It didn't happened overnight, but over a period of years, life is now a sequence of 5 minutes, sometimes discrete and sometimes continuous.

Few years back I use to live in spans of years, but then the FUTURE was always tense and in the process of making Future Perfect, the Present was now since Life is just matter of another 5 minutes, not only Present seems Perfect, Future also seems in control and perfect.

anyhow too much of angrezi it is...

I am about to write about the Mumbai - Pune - Lonavala venture in next few posts....

The whole trip was about the "Heard Mentalitiy", to hear and be heard. :)

Thursday, August 11, 2005

Guess !! Which Festival is this ?

Today received this forwarded pic...don't know which college hostel it is ...but the forward goes like....

Guess Which festival this is.....

asks u to scrolll...down.....
Krishna Janamashtmi the wrong Answer.....
Correct Answer is Obviously "Raksha-Bandhan - (Rakhi)"
It was bound to bring smile... :)

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

What's your opinion ?

!! Arre Bade dino ke baad milegi re Daarooo !!

"I'll be drinking "Daaroo" after a very long time" - this is what the title means. so Why am I claiming this?

To know this one must know and feel the difference between having a Daaroo session and the Drinking Session.

Daroo is a peg one drinks with his friends, and a Drink is simple a peg which one has with anybody.

So folks akhir kab hai ye daroo session. This is scheduled to happen over the coming long weekend. Yesss...Hirdu is holidaying from friday afternoon to Tuesday afternoon.

I shall be flying to Mumbai on Friday afternoon flight, where I shall be received by 2 of my good friends "Shastri" & "Honey" from pune.

We TRIO has planned to spend rest of Friday in Mumbai and better half of Saturday too and then we all shall dash off to Pune.

I shall then spend the rest of Saturnday, Sunday and Monday (Independence day) in Pune and shall return to Chennai via Mumbai on 16th ...straight back to office :)

Ye to hui Itenary...what all fun and frolic is on cards...well nothing is planned...we even havenot planned on our place to stay in Mumbai...this shall be done on the fly.

The only thing over which we all have agreed is "Daaroo", 4 day and 4 nights of being total TULLEE :). Its shall be almost 2 years since I had "Daaroo"

There are hundreds of aquaintances and umpteen groups of friends but the ones with whom I enjoy "Daroo" are less than the number of fingures I have.


Monday, August 08, 2005

!! Washed out !!

Weekend came and went...what hirdu did ??

Washed in all 5 Shirts, 3 Trousers, 7 TShirts, 5 pairs of socks, 2 towels, 2 bedsheets, 1 pair of Pillow Covers, 5 pairs of undergarments.

Cleaned all house, washed 2 rooms, 1 hall, 1 kitchen, 2 Bathrooms, and gallery.

Cooked Chole Chawal, matar Chawal, maggie, Bread omellete, Alloo sandwich.

Watched Bunty and Bubbly, Nadiya ke Paar, Rajkumar, Sholay, Girl Next door, Eurotrip.

Read some chapters of Harry Potter 6 again, Started "Yugandhar - Shivaji Savant" & The real story of Hansel and Gretel.

Established contacts to a New Female friend in remotes of UP :)

Went to Beach and sat there for 4 hours only :( but those felt like the best hours spent over the weekend.

and after all this ppl mailed and asked me where is the new blog ... you ppl tell me what to say....

Thursday, August 04, 2005

!! Mera PAN Card aa gaya hai !!

Mera PAN Card aa gaya, Mera PAN Card aa gaya hai, shore gul na macha....

baap re ...It takes a lot to get correct things in this country....3 yrs back got my PAN Card...But the DAMN card had my DOB wrong....instead of 1979, it showed 1970....though some ppl (grr Addy, sandy, niti, bansi and alikes) said 1970 seems more correct... !!!

Anyhow...finally last Yr in september applied for correction...and after so many months, and so many visit ...finally received it.....

anyhow part of the game...all well that doesnot end into well...

I have so much to write about...but not getting any time...I shall write today night home and then lets see...

I ahve to write about trip, the marriage I attended, the welcome lunch,....the chats I had....all of them need to be written...anyhow....better late than never....

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

!! All that Jazz !!

You Are From Venus

You love all forms of beauty. You love dressing up and anything luxurious.
A social butterfly, you're incredibly popular and a great host.
You're known for your fairness and affection. And as a frind to all.
Careful though! You're desire to please may make you too willing to conform.
Be yourself. Focus on what matters to you. You'll be all the more popular for it.

Your Power Color Is Magenta

At Your Highest:

You energize yourself and push others to suceed.

At Your Lowest:

You feel frustrated and totally overwhelmed.

In Love:

You are suprised by who you attract. You're a love magnet.

How You're Attractive:

Open and free spirited, people want to explore the world with you.

Your Eternal Question:

"What is my next source of inspiration?"

How You Live Your Life

You have a good sense of self control and hate to show weakness.

You are always tactful and diplomatic. You let people down gently.

You're open to new people and friends, which makes you a pretty popular person.

Some of your past dreams have disappointed you, but you don't let it get you down.

!! Cooked or Crooked !!

I doubted my own efficiency to cut and cook this vegetable (Hindi : Gwar ki Phali).

Yesterday started early from office around 8:00 PM, bought all the stuff and started the The Great Indian Cooking stuff around 9:00 PM.

This phali stuff took around 90 min to cut, and then boiled it and fried it. By 11:20 PM, the curry was ready. The taste was wonderful, almost matching to the taste which Mom's cooking has.

I thought, if I start preparing chapatis now, then it shall be midnight, before i can even taste the first Chapati with this tasty the call of the hour is to eat it not with Roti but with Double Roti :) i.e the The Bread.

This is how a Bachelor has to compromise with his dinner, even when he has full furnished kitchen, but is alone.

Anyhow, Today Morning I prepared Paranthas in Butter with Azwaayun seeds and salt and brought the lunch to office.

You will have to taste this curry with Parantha to believe how wonderful it tastes.

!! My own Self :) !!

!! This is how my shelf looks like today !!

Spent around 3 full days unpacking and putting my books, these showpieces, clothes and other stuff at home....Ppl are coming to my home now and getting bedazzled :)

!! View from My Window !!

This is the view from my Window...

I feel ki ab aadat ho gayi hai samundar ki mujhe :)