Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Living Yearbook

Living Yearbook

These ppl have done wonderful job....Have a look at there yearbook in the previous post :)

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Attending a Friend's wedding or the funeral of your friendship

Title itself is bit ghosty, it's best friend's wedding or the funeral of the friendship. Well, folks to be honest, the wedding might bring in all the joy and happiness or "and then they lived happily ever after" feel in thy friend's life, but then you should also mark that day as the day of loss of frankness and spontinity involved in thy own relationship.

How & Why ?

Well here it is for your reading pleasure...

All of a sudden, all shall change,

  • to whom you can look upon even in the middle of the night - thy shall think twice to even forward that funny sms even at noon.
  • with whom you kept on chatting on yahoo - shall login with his wife's account and thy can't even jigjag about anybody.
  • in whose house, thy simply use to walkin and use to open the fridge - shall ring the bell, shall get seated, and then sheepishly ask for a glass of water.
  • who was available right there, to enter into any movie hall at any point of time - now suddenly has to think of ways keeping his wife busy over the weekend.
  • with whom you never have given a second thought in saying anything blue under the sun - shall look here and there, and half the time you won't inittiate that kinda talk even if spouse is not present.
  • who shall travel across thousands of km jus to have a peg of whisky and to have few cigs with you - shall now calculate the travel costs and shall be too mature to involve in felony like of the kind.
  • who has no difference in having a Chapo (chai Pakoda) at any dhaba at any point of time or having 7 course dinner at "The Taj" - shall now won't be able to join you coz he had a emergency call or prove you that it's too cheeky.
  • the talks which use to begin with your own formulated lingo - shall now be sugar dipped and shall include the phrases like,"hmmmm...what else...?"
  • who were delighted to receive N number of Pondy pics and mails from you or shall send you - shall now be too religious and you might even get a formal mail to stop sending junk mails to the id coz its monitored.
  • the one who use to babble with cash in his wallet to be spent in treats or spending an evening - shall now be telling you about economics involved in the wonders of marriage.
All of a sudden, the immense change in the way guy receives you at his premises, or greets you when he meets you accross the road, amuses you, if He is the same guy.

Anyhow whatever happens and whichever way it turns, attend and enjoy thy friend's wedding, coz those are the moments thy shall remember forever.

May be some day I shall also understand the fact that "The friend is not only your friend anymore...he is now a hubby to lady, a would be father...there are lot many respos and despo stuff happening round him"

So folks attend the wedding and forget thy friendship.. Here is TODO list

  • Give your friend a chance and time for his married life.
  • Keep your damn nose out of there privacy.
  • Donot interfare or keep on giving suggesstions untill your friend make you believe that he needs one.
  • Do not interfare in your Friend's wife's Kitchen.
  • Do not suggest the color of the drapes.
  • Do not roam around with them in Market.
  • Do not plan a trip with a couple when the trip do not have any bachelor company.
  • Do not fall for a weekend movie plan with the couple.
  • Do not talk about past life or office life of your friend in front of his spouse.
  • Do not try to impose that ice-cream after coffee and other vague combination.

The only gud thing is sit in solitude, watch movies and keep blogging... :) and enjoy being bachelor....

This is the way, this is ..

Its been more then 30 hours since I have slept, signs of fatigue are dancing with glamour over my face, but I ama still standing, I am standing just to hold on a little more to break this vicious cycle. I am standing jus to break this monotony of waking up late and never watching the sunrise, coz I have slept late.

I am now shedding of that lazyness, I am shedding of all the tensions about future tense, coz Past is particle ( :) ) and its the present which is supposed to be Present Perfect and then only the future which shall be present someday shall be perfect again.

(I donnot how many got this presnt past and future stuff...Read it again and thy shall spin right through it.)

This is the first step of winning towards myself back. I was loosing too much time in sleeping and then not getting the things done my way, or giving any chance to my instincts to suck up any pleasures on the way. I know tonight I shall sleep like a baby, without any though about being awake.

Even after around 30 hours, its only the eyes which are paining, the muscles around them are the ones which are aching, the eyelids wanna close themselves forever as if they are the only ones who are fatigued.

The joys and sorrow both were redefined yesternight. Joy in still being able to find that people still exist who call up to consult, whom I can call to revive enthusiasm and confidence. Sorrow for being at receiving end when I find nobody who can gimme my insight to handle affairs.

Let's see where ME Belongs :)

and then I made my first 1000/-

It started few months back, when finally, I opened my demat and online trading account. Wow !! Thought of making money out of money was sending shiver down my spine.

Isn't it a wonderful idea that, you money shall be working round the clock to generate more of its kind, while thy shall be busy making new configs for thy testplan, while thy shall be chatting, blogging, sitting alone or with crowd, smiling or whining about the system.

Isn't it wonderful market will be tipsy topsy over the chunk of money u have flowed into, jus to keep up your belief and prove "Beginner's luck" is all you need in this Universe (The Alchemist said so :) ). Brokers, FIIs and a hell of other highly qualified crowd is going haywire jus to bring in the kinetics of the potential you have thrown in.

Here is something for your reading pleasure....all is illustrated as events happened and the thought process is seamed into the lingo :)

Soon the snail mails started pouring in from the bank about account opening, I was getting excited, soon I shall start trading, I shall be rich !!....then finally the login and pwd came...I got logged into the site and changed the password..hmmmm ...lemme think...this should be a new password...a tedious one this that all is secure....lets think a little obsure one this...the one which I had never used....Well folks, I kept a real cumbersome passcode and it was so secure and difficult to guess that even I forgot it the next day...Grrr !!! What a shame it is....Grrrr !!!! I never ever use to forget passcodes and logins associated with them and there are innumerable different passcodes I use...different for different application, websites, mails, security levels, the emotional and monetary value at risk ....but this is ridiculous....How can this happen to me..end result...Account is locked...Phew....what a start .....

Anyhow I placed in a request to reset the passcode....and then next day....I was giving a try to Phonebanking stuff and the gal over there unlocked it for me without a hitch ...okay now I can try my few more....think a bit more...lets try this ... he he he...Hirdu never forgets his passwords and he even remember the passcode if somebody types it front of him twice...doesnot matter what's the tying speed.. :) I was logged in start the investing...

okay now how its done....get money fromt he account...move it in equity and then phew...this is the limit...O lord look at the market it's soaring and ppl saying is not the time to enter....hey....look at this sector...that sector....Oh God too much of trouble...this is not the way...I shall look at the market 2 days later....Grrr !!!...Hrrr !!! I should start reading economic times :)

Oh Lord....What a lousy news paper it is....First the color is yellow....which I donot like...pathetic...look at Times of India or Delhi times...Fundoo colors and babes all around....hrrrr....No hirdu this is not meant for you...anyhow....keep on reading another cup of coffeee...

What is this....I am not able to log in again...Grrr !! Account is diable ...why....I had money locked in Demat....grrr...This won't do....Oh I got the clue...that day I asked to reset the Passcode...These ppl are too much ...when I got the account unlocked why the heck they disable it again .....Phew....!! hrrrr...

Anyhow finally after a month all is settled....Account finally gets enabled and I lost so many oppurtunites to chiesel Money out of Money...anyhow part of the game is not so easy man :)

Investments need to be poured in...what profit i should target...8%, 10% or 50 no...10 % is suffice for no greed....I shall prepare the gud portfolio and balance accross them :) thats the way...this is how I learn and earn....

Oh...God all seems sinking what is happening to this soon as my money is in...its going to drain or what....

then after a week market is recovering...I know I know...yo Yo its my time...I shall reap in profits... :) Fundoo fun...

Oh God its touching the new skies....Hitting 9000 mark wow...I shall make money :) What to sell...okay this should be kept this shall move in my portfolio...this shall increase round march too mucha and tommorow when market shall correct itself I shall buy more :) ..okay for this hmmm it has huge volume...but some other factors...besides they rejected my Resume once...okay I shall sell them today,.....Grrr.... this shall be 2 hits with one arrow...I shall Sell this company's stock now....1...I shall sell it and have the feel of revenged....and I shall book in some profits too :)

and finally I quoted hightest price of the day...and then it's booked in net 15% profit in a week's frame..Ppl have made more but then I am not much greedy and I am happy with now I have taken out the yearly fees and rest is spent again in Treats and calling up friends to share the news....

that !! Hirdu has made his first thousand in the bulls run at BSE !!

Monday, November 28, 2005

Moh Maya Mithya

Ye jeevan Moh-Maya-Mithya hai,
Kewal Mrityu he atal Satya hai,

kyun kiss uplaksh mein kissi ki rah dekhte ho,
akele jayoge coz akele aaye ho,

isliye dear jab tak hai dum, oodham karenge hum,
Chache piye Whisky ya phir Rum,
Jo chahenge wohi kahenge,
Chahe sun-ne wale na rahein, ya ho jaayein Kum

Friday, November 25, 2005

Krishnakali, chaya mat choona mun, Prem Na baadi upjey

Three Hindi novels, Gyan Peeth award winners, all were wrapped in love,narated beautifully with colors of human emotions.

Finished these three in last three nights and ppl in office were amazed why am I senti all the time. I had nothing to tell them about. Each story created another vacuole near to my heart and led me to think again about my relationships and life.

Krishnakali (The black bud - Name of a Girl Child in Hindi) - Shivani wrote it and it was a instant hit in hindi literary circles. - was about a girl whose real mother and father were suffering from leprosy, a prostitute took care of her from childhood till she finishes college and after that she was on her own. Left home in search of true love, but then love has another fate for on...dies in the last.

Prem na baadi Upjey (Love cannot be grown in Garden) - Ultimate classical presentation, The author has used similar style as I use sometimes in my senti stories. Collected all the senti stuff from the global happenings in the field of love, care and passion, combined them together in the life of few charaters and then illustrated the whole story, as being narated in streams of time.

Chaya Mat Choona Mun - (Don not let the soul touch the Shadow) - Again a love story, surrounded by the troubles in life of a young girl who suffers through out her life & dies coz of Cancer in the lap of her beloved in last few pages. The author has illustrated the initial story well but then he has winded up the story very fast in the last few pages...He could have used more Seti stuff and holded the story a little longer...

anyhow...tonight is booked with "The last Song of dusk" finally...There are so many "Archie comics to be finished, and some Asterix are also there.

Let's see what's there in the week end for me ....

Tomorrow its "Harry Potter" time and another hindi flick :)

So folks celebrate this weekend like never before...This is "Thanx Giving Weekend"

Style Next

Long time back read a poem. Yesternight while roaming around the beach during a half hour interval granted by Continuous rains in chennai around midnight, I tried to copy the style :)

Shall post a translation and since it seems incomplete to me, I shall try to complete it. Enjoy !!

chinghaad-ta samudra kyun,
fufkaarti pawan yun kyun,
aakash hai vicharta,
kiya hai ye srijun kyun,

baras baras barasti,
kadak kadak kadakti,
aati hai us or se,
aaj phir kyun padamini,

bujha hai ye hriday kyun,
shithil hain ab rakt kyun,
prashnn hai kiss baat per
vishwas ker aur bandh le,
khada hai woh dwar per,

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Bachelor's Den

Kuch Kuch aisa lagta hai Mera kamra Kabhi Kabhi

Aur Folks ye hai Saari ka Pallu, which I bought for Mom :)

In all there are total 7 sarees :)...3 in diff shades of green, 2 Yellor, 1 mix colored and then 1 with white background

2 are of silk, 5 are of cotton.

1 of silk is beautifully painted and the 1 is having thread work ...both green.

1 in cotton is beatifully embroided and looks pretty soothing to eyes.

The Yellow ones are brighter ones and the silk one have un parallel grace.

I know this time mom shall agree to the fact that I know shopping !! :)

Anyhow finally this is going burn a hole in my wallet pretty soon :)

Citizen EcoDrive AV 0020 55H

kaisi hai :) MRP Rs. 39,380/-

What's cooking ?

So folks this is my make shift kitchen. The proper kitchen in left to it. That day the switch board in the kitchen was not working properly...

The Indian cooking is always colourful, Red tomatoes, Purple Onions, White/creamy potatoes and colorful spices and then there is some giner also, cutting board and Induction Plate completes the picture.

I was cooking Bari-aloo that day. One of the Escape dish in North Indian Kitchen, if you cannot make up your mind on what to cook,

This is my humble collection of utensils :)

Most of it is unused yet. I am making all efforts to do a reasonable use of all this is stuff.

Well there are 6 Full Thalis, 6 half plates, 6 small bowl, 4 serving bowls, 2 Futura Vessels, 1 Hawkins Ventura and several other stuff to make cooking easier.

Actually, I am making efforts for a house warming party to happen coming weekend. Let's see what happens and how ?

Steps in Parantha Preperation :)

Took too much time yesterday to attain the perfect round shape and have a brilliant stuff :)

The final ...ready to serve hot with Tea and Achaar. :)

Paradise Lost :: Hugs & Kisses

So what and where is this Paradise, which has been lost now ? What it is composed of ? and how are Hugs and kisses related to it....

Well folks, this Paradise is of Friendship, Frankness is the molecule that identifies it, Trust & reliability is the sole foundation of it.

From past few months, I was observing that the "Frankness" - the very molecule is eroding, and now its been eroded to the point that I feel sad to say "Paradise Lost".

First I thought let it be like this, let this Paradise be lost and forgetten forever. But then there exist; the wrong way, the right way and the Hirdu's way of doing things and approaching life and in Hirdu's way, "We Never Lose !", so here I am making efforts again to bring in back the lost frankness, to bring trust back to where it belongs to, where its treasured as most precious and priceless asset - "Our Hearts".

This is where "Hugs and Kisses" comes to picture. Tommorow, People shall be celebrating "Thanks giving day" and We shall start our "Jhappi & Pappi affair" - i.e the "Hugs and kisses" Phenomenon.

So folks, spend few moments, analyse, and verify among yourself, if it's the "Frankness and Trust" which is missing in your Friend Circle, if it's not from your side, and might be from your buddy's side. Take it easy, pal. Go ahead, Hug or kiss him/her (Whatever is feasible !! :) )

If they are far, shoot accross a Mail, a phone call, a sms, an e-card, or write a letter today. This time the onus is on you. Just do it.

There is nothing worse then loosing a buddy, just coz of loss of frankness and lazyness in approaching him.

The loss might not affect right now, but some day it shall and that day you might not have anywhere to return back. So folks before it goes out anybodies control, hold onto it and hold it very tightly.

!! Go Give or Send a Hug today !! Send in kisses and smoothen all the differences or misunderstandings. The loss might not be affecting you, but it might be affecting you buddy.

So for the pious and unparallel phenomenon of Friendship "Approach", move forward, shed your Ego, and come out.

Be confident on my confidence, "Thy shall never regret it"

I am writing this post coz after "List Unlisted", a friend called me up yesternight and we talked for around 2 hours to nail down the coz of unhappiness. We finally found out the reason and though yesternight I was of the opinion that I wont make any effort, but then as I already said, "This is not the Hirdu's way". "Hirdu's way" is to go out with open arms and make life happen.

and buddy this is for you. I know thy shall say, "Ye hui na Hirdu wali baat" to phir shuroo ho jayo...

Send in hugs and kisses... People are waiting..."Build in the lost trust again and repoen the channels of thy heart for frankness" and withing few moments thy shall start feeling that "Paradise is regained."

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

For all those who were waiting

Self created one's :) so you can target thy Bouquets and brickbets to me :)

(For Chennai Rains)
ye samaa nahin hai pyar ka,
ye samaa nahin hai kissi ke intezar ka,
kyunki baher ho rahi hai Zor ki baarish,
Ye mausam nahin hai bahaar ka.

Aajkal woh nazar nahin aate rah mein,
Aajkal woh nazar nahin aate rah mein,
kyunki roz hoti hai baarish aur woh auto mein jaatein hai.

Bahut dino se pairon mein jootein nahin daale,
Bahut dino se pairon mein jootein nahin daale,
kyunki agar woh barish mein bheeg jayenge, to hafton sookhne mein lag jayenge.

he he he .....:)

Lists Unlisted

So finally, I am free and not entangled....

2 mailing lists which lately become a burden to be in, are now dismantled and deleted. And since ppl shall pour in for the reasons they are deleted, and I donot wanna reply on mails ,so it is here on my blog...I am posting...

The deletion has not been done in haste...I had been thinking about it since I returned from Delhi trip this time....The last dinner before leaving to home casted the coffin for the lists.

There was huge stuff ppl wanted to share, but they were stopping themselves to deliever, Natural appearance were lost and there was too much plastic and ego in between.

These mailing lists were created with the thought of bringing the members near and keep them interlinked forever. During initial days, it use to be fun and ppl were enthutiastic...but slowly, as all things come to an end...this too started decaying...and all of a sudden somehow I started feeling rotten smell too...

As of today, almost all are too busy, too plastic to be entertained in a group mailing list. People are now mature enough to communicate directly to whom-so-ever they desire, and thus the mailing lists are now deleted.

I felt really sad when I deleted them...but lately there had been no use of those lists...

The list which touched more than 1000 mails a month, ppl refrained from mailing to them now.

"Logon ko kisi aur ki zubaan se Jindagi ka pata chalta tha" so folks now its no more...and now there is no boundation of being entangled...The FALSE feeling of being attached & connected is now deleted.

I believe this way we shall be more happy....

Friday, November 18, 2005

The last song of dusk - Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi

This book had been in my collection since the day it was published, lying unread.

So many times I desired to read it, but everytime I picked it up, something more interesting, or something with higher priority came up. Finally, at last I started yesterday.

and Lo & behold, as the first chapter itself, started unwinding itself, the beauty of the linguistic parameters brought me to the new world of colour and sensuality.

Author has successfully derived the passions involved with color, material and soul. He has taken utmost care to bring, and make the reader imagine the soothing pleasure of imagination.

I shall be continuing the book to finish it off this weekend and then shall be able to give you the full review.

Till then here are few beautiful lines quoted from it for your reading pleasure.

"Mrs Patwardhan's large, oval eyes, the hue of liquid soot, misted over and shut them with gracious restraint. At that moment, young Anuradha decided that her mother never looked lovelier: robed in a cobalt blue sari with gold-leaf border, she was a woman of altitude although not imposing, slim but with pertinent parts of biology eye catching endowed, and a certain gift of Song that was, to say the least, legend in Udaipur."
"Mrs Patwardhan was standing on the last step of the marble portico, erect as an obelisk but with the grace of a swan, the silken pallo of her sari drawn over her head: a sigh of sartorial grace."
"A Man is like a carpet: lay them once, and you can walk on them for the rest of your life."

Anyhow more shall come from this book later.

There is something I shall reveal in here. I had been observing it from a long time since I started reading and collecting book seriously.

All the books which I had bought and read, had been bought or read over sudden gesture made by my instincts. It always seemed that every book reading has always made some changes or revealed some hidden secrets in the design of my Universe.

What I am trying to say in here is that, though I read for my pleasure, there always had been some greater design involved behind that.

Let me see what's in there this time?

Thursday, November 17, 2005

!! Na Ker !!

na ker dosti per yun aitbaar, woh chala jayega,
na ker pyar se itna pyar, woh chala jayega,

na thaam zindagi ki dor itni kus ke, woh chhoot jayegie,

na reh maut ke darr se itna door, woh chali aayegi,
na reh khafa itna khuda se, uski khudai sa-e-hem jayegi,

na muskura itna apni beb-asi per, woh apna legi tujhko,

na reh iss kader shamil, inn mehfilon mein, aadat pad jayegi,
na ker gumaan iss bahaar ka, ye bagiya uzadd jayegi,

Kiss intezar mein sare shaam se jaam liye baitha,
Khuda to kab ka khud ki khudai ne nashe mein choor hoker chala gaya,

yun he nahin dee hai tere haath mein kismat teri,
maut ke khanzar se likhi hai khuda ne kismat teri,
tu he khada tha chaurahe per, jab sare bazaar lut rahi thi asmat teri,
kyun nahin tha tujhe intezar, jab aadhi raat ghar lauti asmat teri,

ab to maan ja apni haar, shayad tab he aaye tere zigar ko karaar,
zeete zee kon zeeta hai khuda se, log to mer ker bhi kerte hai bosa uska her baar.

Saturday, November 12, 2005

!! My Book Shelf !!

It shall definitely start from the list of comics and then all shall be in random order as they are in my shelf.

I have almost One third of my collection with me, which is a roaming collection and rest all are kept at home... :) they all are too much to carry along :)

Very few (4-5) of these are almost always with me. They are kinda lucky books for me :)

1. Calvin & Hobbes -The days are just packed.
2. Calvin & Hobbes -Homicidal Psycho Jungle Cat
3. Calvin & Hobbes -Sunday Pages 1985 - 1995
4. Calvin & Hobbes -It’s a Magical world
5. Calvin & Hobbes -There’s treasure everywhere
6. Calvin & Hobbes -Lazy Sunday book
7. Calvin & Hobbes -Yukon Ho!
8. Calvin & Hobbes -The revenge of the baby sat.
9. Calvin & Hobbes -Scientific Progress goes "boink".
10. Calvin & Hobbes -Attack of the Deranged Mutant killer Monster SNOW GOONS.
11. Calvin & Hobbes -Wierdos from Another planet.
12. Dilbert - I’m not Anti business I’m anti Idiot.
13. Dilbert -All dressed down and nowhere to go.
14. The Dilbert Future.
15. The Dilbert Principle.
16. Garfield Classics Volume 5.
17. Tinkle Digest 1.
18. Tinkle Digest 2
19. Tinkle Digest 3.
20. Tinkle Digest 4.
21. Tinkle Digest 10.
22. Tinkle Digest 17.
23. Tinkle Digest 23.
24. The Code book -Simon Singh
25. In Code -Sarah Flannery.
26. The time traveler’s wife -Audery Niffenegger
27. Snapshots from hell -Peter Robinson.
28. How would you move Mount Fuji?
29. The true story of Hansel & Gretel -Louise Murphy.
30. Who Moved my Cheese?
31. The One minute Manager.
32. 3 -Julie Hilden
33. The Oracle Book -Answers to life’s questions. -Georgia Routsis Savas.
34. Rich Dad Poor Dad.
35. Jeffery Archer -Sons of Fortune.
36. John Grisham -The summons
37. Prey -Michael Crichton
38. John Grisham -The Partner
39. Kate Walker -Fiancee By Mistake (Mills and Boon) ?
40. Paulo Coelho -The Alchemist.
41. Paulo Coelho -Eleven Minutes
42. Paulo Coelho -Veronika decides to die
43. Paulo Coelho -The fifth Mountain
44. Paulo Coelho -By the river Piedra I sat down and wept.
45. Paulo Coelho -Manual of the warrior of light.
46. Paulo Coelho -The devil and Miss Prym.
47. Who will cry when you die? -Robin S. Sharma.
48. The monk who sold his Ferrari. -Robin S. Sharma.
49. The Last song of dusk -Siddharth Dhanvant Shangvi.
50. The ending of time -J. Krishnamurti & Dr. David Bohm.
51. Raju C.k -The Eleven Pictures of time.
52. iCon -Steve Jobs -The greatest second act in the History of Business.
53. Meet you in Hell -Standiford.
54. The world is Flat -Thomas L. Friedman.
55. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.
56. Harry Potter and the Chambers of Secret.
57. Harry Potter and the prisoner of Azkaban.
58. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.
59. Harry Potter and the Order of Phoenix
60. Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince.
61. Arthur C Clarke -Rendezvous with Rama.
62. Arthur C Clarke -Rama II
63. Arthur C Clarke -The Garden of Rama
64. Arthur C Clarke -Rama Revealed.
65. Dan Brown -The Da Vinci Code
66. Dan Brown -Digital Fortress
67. Dan Brown -Deception Point
68. Dan Brown -Angels & Demons
69. Chetan Bhagat -Five Point Someone.
70. Chetan Bhagat -One night@call center.
71. Sun Tzu -Art of War
72. Mitnik -The art of deception
73. Mitnik -The art of Intrusion
74. Robert Greene -The art of Seduction
75. Robert Greene -48 laws of Power
76. Sawyer -The Seven Military Classics of Ancient China
77. Guts! -Kevin and Jackie Freiberg.
78. Curtin -Brute Force
79. Douglous Adams -The hitchhiker’s guide to Galaxy
80. O Henry -100 Selected stories.
81. Women in love -D.H Lawrence.
82. Tolstoy -War and Peace
83. Tolstoy -Anna Karenina
84. Catch 22 -Joseph Heller
85. Ruskin Bond -Collected Fiction.
86. Atlas Shrugged -Ayn Rand
87. The Fountainhead -Ayn Rand
88. V.S Naipaul -A house for Mr. Biswas
89. Dare to Dream -A life of M.S. Oberoi
90. Business Maharajas.
91. A Double Life -Alyque Padamsee
92. Don’t say "Yes" when you want to say "No".
93. The God of small things -A. Roy.
94. My Experiments with truth -M.K Gandhi
95. Christopher Hibbert -The Great Mutiny
96. Freedom at Midnight.
97. The discovery of India
98. Nehru -An Autobiography
99. Nehru -Glimpses of World History.
100. Mein Kampf -Adolf Hitler
101. Dragon Strike -Humphrey Hawksley & Simon Holberton
102. Observation from the bar "Aerobleu" -Leslie Ann Nash
103. Skyscrapers -A history of the world’s famous and important skyscrapers -Judith Dupre
104. I am OK, You are OK.
105. Nationalism -Rabindra Nath Tagore.
106. Madhushala -Harivanshrai Bacchan
107. Suraj ka Satwan Ghoda -Dharamvir Bharti
108. Gunahon ka Devta -Dharamvir Bharti
109. Chaudheh Fere -Shivani
110. Krishnaveni -Shivani
111. Surangama -Shivani
112. Bhagwat Geeta
113. Bandhan -Mahasamar I -Narender Kohli
114. Adhikar -Mahasamar II -Narender Kohli
115. Karma -Mahasamar III -Narender Kohli
116. Dharma -Mahasamar IV -Narender Kohli
117. Antaraal -Mahasamar V -Narender Kohli
118. Pratyaksh -Mahasamar VI -Narender Kohli
119. Prachann -Mahasamar VII -Narender Kohli
120. Nirbandh -Mahasamar VIII -Narender Kohli
121. Abhyudhey -Ramayan I -Narender Kohli
122. Abhyudhey -Ramayan II -Narender Kohli
123. Mritunjay (Story of Karna) -Shivaji Sawant
124. Yugandhar (Story of Krishna) -Shivaji Sawant

Now I am waiting for a consignment from Indiatimes having 7 other "Gyan Peeth Award winner" novels translated in Hindi and collection of Archies Comics ? and then people say I am Greedy! ?.

Anyhow apart from these once I had my own collection of "Debonair, Fantasy and Playboy" which was acceptably huge to manage, thus it now stands donated ?.

Friday, November 11, 2005

It's Blogthings time !!

What Kind of Kisser Are You?

You're a Playful Kisser

Kissing is a huge game for you, a way to flirt and play
You're the first one to suggest playing spin the bottle at a party
Or you'll go for the wild kiss during a game of truth or dare
And you're up for kissing any sexy stranger if the mood is right!

Hidden talents

Your Hidden Talent

You have the natural talent of rocking the boat, thwarting the system.
And while this may not seem big, it can be.
It's people like you who serve as the catalysts to major cultural changes.
You're just a bit behind the scenes, so no one really notices.

What Does Your Birth Date Mean?

Your Birthdate: May 12

You're a dynamic, charismatic person who's possibly headed for fame.
You tend to charm strangers easily. And you usually can get what you want from them.
Verbally talented, you tend to persuade people with your speaking and writing.
You are affectionate and loving, but it's hard for you to commit to any one relationship.

Your strength: Your charm

Your weakness: Your extreme manipulation tactics

Your power color: Indigo

Your power symbol: Four leaf clover

Your power month: December

What Pattern Is Your Brain?

Your Brain's Pattern

You have a dreamy mind, full of fancy and fantasy.
You have the ability to stay forever entertained with your thoughts.
People may say you're hard to read, but that's because you're so internally focused.
But when you do share what you're thinking, people are impressed with your imagination.

What Color Heart Do You Have?

Your Heart Is Blue

Love is a doing word for you. You know it's love when you treat each other well.
You are a giving lover, but you don't give too much. You expect something in return.

Your flirting style: Friendly

Your lucky first date: Lunch at an outdoor cafe

Your dream lover: Is both generous and selfish

What you bring to relationships: Loyalty

Your Seduction Style: Sweet Talker

Saw it on Lorena's blog :) Isn't it revealing too much :)

Your Seduction Style: Sweet Talker

Your seduction technique can be summed up with "charm"
You know that if you have the chance to talk to someone...
Well, you won't be talking for long! ;-)

You're great at telling potential lovers what they want to hear.
Partially, because you're a great reflective listener and good at complementing.
The other part of your formula? Focusing your conversation completely on the other person.

Your "sweet talking" ways have taken you far in romance - and in life.
You can finess your way through any difficult situation, with a smile on your face.
Speeding tickets, job interviews... bring it on! You truly live a *charmed life*

!! Farishton ko bhi kab naseeb hoti hai Zindagi !!

Though "Jalta" tha Badan, but still prepared, my favourite khichdi (of Black urad dal with ginger) and boiled milk for myself. Though I love cooking but still, cooking for just oneself is literally an insult for "Maa Annapoorna" - the Goddess of Art of Cooking.

Anyhow this we shall discuss that sometime later, Here is what was accomplished in the night thereon.

Started the DVD on Lappy. It took me few minutes to decide this time what movie to watch. Options were too many, but the one the drive had "Life is beautiful", "Sense and Sensibility", "A walk in the clouds", "City of angels".

Anyhow I started "A walk in the clouds".

A Hindi movie, I forgot the name, was a remake of this movie. Well, anyhow, Beherhaal, this English original is fantastic. The emotions, the passions, the theories, the assumptions, the answers, the quickies and characters are beyond doubt wonderful. As they say the beauty lies in the eyes of beholder, the same goes for the joy to enjoy and appreciate the movie lies in the eyes of the audience.

Anyhow then started calling up the friends and within an hour realized that there is nobody whom I wanna talk to or nobody who wanna talk to me. People are far more busy in settling there life than I am. Everybody is out there just in hope to get benefits out of me {Cynicism prevails again :( }.

There I turned back, I turned back to myself, and I am not lonely this time.

I am happy to know that though I am only, but I am not lonely this time.

Movie is about to finish, with the burning of a vineyard in the end but there are lessons learnt, a new truth is here and it’s about to stay this time.

And then I started "City of Angels".The movie is running - But it’s forcing me to accept once again that, Life is Beautiful and thus and only thus it’s meant to be lived with your loved ones.

2 Posts back I said, "I wanna die young", I am taking it back, I shall be living longer, much longer, shall be much more alive, for myself, for those who care for me and for those for whom I CARE.

Yun he nahin bus jaate Sheher ke sheher,
Yun he nahin thum tofaano ke kadam,
Yun he nahin sikha deti tanhayiyan jeena,

Ye Maut ka farishta hai jo rakhta hai haath,
Mere Kandhe per aur kehta hai, "tu bahut khush-naseeb hai".
"Farishton ko bhi kab naseeb hoti hai Zindagi"

English Translation:
It doesn't take a while to enliven cities after cities,
It doesn't take a while to stop the advancing hurricanes,
It doesn't take a while for loneliness to teach living life,

It's the Angel of Death, who keeps his hand,
On my shoulder and says," You are heck of a lucky guy",
"Coz Even Angels do not have life !"

So folks aaj jee bher ke jiyo, isliye nahin ki Shayad kal ho na ho, per isliye ki ye Aaj hai.

Thursday, November 10, 2005

!!Yun Sare Shaam se Jalta hai Badan !!

Yun he Sare shaam se jalta hai badan,
Jalta hai badan, jalta hai badan,
Kaash ki hota ye, pyar ki duniya mein pehla kadam,
O ho pehla kadam,

Yun he Sare shaam se Jalta hai badan,
Jalta hai badan, jalta hai badan,
Per ye nikla High Fever re Sanam,
O ho High fever re Sanam,

aati hai cough kyun humko,
Muh mein bhi hue Chaale,
Ab kaise hum batayein,
khud ko kaise sambhalein,
na jaane kiss Mardood ki lagti hai Nazar,
Lagti hai Nazar, O Ho Lagti hai nazar...

Kaash ki hota ye ... :)

jaane ye kaisi khumari hai ...lagta hai ki Barson se humko ye beemari hai,
Ab to log bhi nahin aate paas hamare, coz Messenge Status "hamaari beemari" hai

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Bookie Taggie! - As If I Care..!

Bookie Taggie! - As If I Care..!

Some how I missed this was going through technorati for my own reference, i found this ...well its quite simple so I shall untag myself asap...somehowthis tag is makes me feel gud

No. Of Books I own - More than cost is more than Rs. 50,000/- when I calculated last.

Last 5 books I bought- Calvin & Hobbes (completed my collection, bought all the missing ones), One night@call center, Tinkle, Meet you in Hell, Yugandher+Mrityunjay

5 Books that mean something - Calvin & Hobbes Series, 48 laws of Power, Mahasamar(collection in thick 8 Volumes about Mahabharat), Guts, How would you move Mount Fiji ?

Wow !! What a feel it was !!

Exhausted I was, there were tears in my eyes,
My mind was blank,
I was unable 2 differentiate b/w left & right,

My collegues wanted to talk, but mood was not right,
Friends called up to know more, but there was no insight,

My head was aching and my mouth was dry,
The whole world seemed revolving round me and I wanna cry,
Ppl were there and they asked me to try,

I left for my home early, coz there was no zeal,
the eyes were soaring and voice had no feal,

Nothing seemed right, there were few pills by my side,
I took one with a liquid dark as RUM,
Glasses after Glasses, I took three,
now it seems, that my mind is finally free....

Hey !!! What you ppl are thinking about.. !!!

I didn't had a Heart break or something,
Its just Cough and Cold that's hurting,
Dark liquid is Tea with Lemon,
and Pills were filled with Crocin not Venom,

So guys and gals, take very gud care of yrself, and ya one more thing,
Cough and Cold might be contagious, but I am sure that blogs are not carriers. :)

So keep reading and keep blogging !!!

ek do teen char, bina blogging life bekaar

Monday, November 07, 2005

Tagging for Twenty Things - As If I Care..!

Tagging for Twenty Things - As If I Care..!

Zarine tagged me !! So here am I... 20 things about me :)

1. It's been a long since I had a sound sleep.

2. I smile a lot and ppl recognize me for that.

3. "Coz of the comic approach I am never serious towards life", this is the mis-conception ppl have about me...I am too much serious :( he he he :)

4. I am excellent cook. Hold very fine culinary skills. I can cook any of the north indian cusine. I cook stories as well.

5. I cooked a "FULL Fledged Love Triangle" - with attempt of suicide to get the very First Leave from my very first JOB. Ppl still amuse on it.

6. I try not to loose temper but Stupidity is something which I cannot stand with.

7. Being a taurian, I am bull-headed and a good example of a Taurian.

8. I spend too much time in Risk Analysis & Management for each and every facet in my life...Like they said in One of the Bond movie "Always have an escape" - so Hirdu always has a escape routine and Risk Mgmt plan.

9. Ppl rarely find me out of words :)

10. I am afriad of three things/phenomenons - loneliness, helplessness, Curse

11. I am at war with LORD, I know him, thus I donot believe in him.

12. I have proved on n number of times "Whenever in doubt, talk finance"

13. Though I am not superstitious, but ya I am afraid of this number :)

14. I do believe in omens and have my own list.

15. I donot believe in Ghosts, I am just afraid of them.

16. Now a day I use "All that stuff" too many times in my lingo.

17. I invented most of the jargon for my group and captured different styles of conversation.

18. I have never been gifted.

19. There never had been a chance that ppl have met me and are not able to recall me on next meeting even if its after years.

20. I wanna die young.

So now the tag is being removed out of me...

Lets see on whom to place it now...

1. Aastha
2. BoldandBeautiful
3. Akruti
4. NEetie
5. Debalina

Chalo phir...let the tag move around...i think its hight time I shud invent my own ... :)