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Filmi Obsession

Hola pretty people...

I'm running short of time so won't make this too post too lengthy... Which is mighty difficult, coz you know how I am... jumping from one topic to another effortlessly and ranting on without any hurdle...

The news is that I'm studying for the GMAT like a woman possessed. I donno how I was planning to appear for the test merely by going through the OG (Official Guide). I was merrily hoping to get the 5th August date, but guess God knew I was blundering, so he made that day unavailable for the test in Pune. I mean people postpone their dates more than 2 times coz they think they aren't prepared enough to give the test, and there are also dedicted folks who get a score of 760 and still revise for 3+ months. Shoot, I have one month, and I although I don't suck at anything, I sure could do with some practice in Quant and CR. Bless me!

My test is on Aug 25th and I start my new job this Saturday. This leaves me effectively very little time to study, but…

Do You HAVE to Write a Title??

I saw your face...
In a crowded place...
And I dunno what to do...
Coz I'll never be with you...
You're beautiful, it's true!

Hiyaaaaa!!

Heard this song? You're Beautiful by James Blunt. A lovely song , but I don't understand why he strips in the music video. He isn't exactly sexy, you know what I mean?!!

Sorry couldn't think of a good enough title... But one good act I did last week was visit the orphanage and distribute cake and snacks to the kids. They were singing "Happy Birthday to You" and licking their creamy fingers... Made me want to weep in delight. Such lovely angels! The best way I could've celebrated my D-day... I'm thinking of making this my bday tradition!

I watched Ice Age 3 on Sunday, and let me tell you something - GO FOR IT!! It's such an adorable movie, and so mighty enjoyable that elders and kids shall be impressed alike. Please book the English version; the Hindi dubbing will be as accurate as Bappi Da's Hindi (but it…

Astitva

Bon Jour, ladies and gentlemen!

I'm missing my ISABS days. One of the most memorable experiences of my life... Hence, I decided to share with you a poem that I penned down while my labmates and facilitators (miss you all SO much, boo hoo...) were sitting silently watching each other in the unstructured lab environment.

It was incomplete then, and after that, I have written a series of unfinished poems that I never quite had the inspiration or words to complete. Eureka! The Supreme Being gave me the brainwave to amalgamate all of them, do a lil chop-and-change here and there... And here you are baby, a beautiful composition and honest declaration... By your truly...

(Humility ain't one of my best traits, told you umpteen times before!)

A little note on the context, just so the poem makes more sense. The lab was held in Goa, at a resort called Dona Sylvia, which has it's own (almost) private beach. Every evening when I went there for a stroll, I became philosophical and mellow.

Khana Peena Jeena

Hi.

One of my college-mates who got married a year and half ago is now 4 months pregnant. This news made me feel a little sick. I mean I know a lot of girls get married in college and most of them have babies by the time they turn 24-25. But hey, I did not expect sucha thing in my batch!

Everybody used to teme that me being a Marwari would be the first to get engaged and married. And now when I look around, I see more than a few of my school and college mates tying the knot and getting ready for parenthood! Makes me feel like Bridget Jones... or the protagonist of Almost Single for that matter... Being unmarried was making me feel great a couple of months ago, and now suddenly I'm feeling left out as if I've flunked some exam!! Hard to explain, but I think God knows what he's doing, and things will work out when the time arrives...

The time to finish Chamundi Hill is nowhere in sight. It's right where I left off, coz I just don't seem to have the zeal to read those ki…

What’s on Air

Namaste people.

Not having a full-time job gives me plenty of time for myself, and as you know very well by now, my favorite pastimes include reading, philosophizing, chatting nonstop and watching TV. So, I might as well do my good deed for the day by telling you about some stuff I’ve seen on TV lately.

Undoubtedly, the most sidey show award would go to Rakhi Ka Swayamvar, a hare-brained, stupid ham programme that gives you a peek into the not-so-secret-life of Rakhi Sawant. There’s a bunch of guys from all across India (and one even from Canada), who probably having nothing better to do, decided to enter this show and bare their LOVE for THE item girl of the century. In short, a bunch of men are hitting on the self-hailed and “victimised” queen of boldness, who in turn, has articulated feelings for all of them without exception…

If the producers are planning to pass on any moral or ethical values to the gen Y through this television series, then I shall say - thanks, but no thanks… Rakh…

Think you know everything?!!

Hola!

I told you some fun stuff quite sometime ago, and now it's GK time!

The liquid inside young coconuts can be used as a substitute for blood plasma.

No piece of paper can be folded in half more than 8 times. (Go on, I’ll wait...)

Donkeys kill more people annually than plane crashes or shark attacks.

You burn more calories sleeping, than you do watching television. (Which explains why I'm losing a lot of weight lately!!)

Oak trees do not produce acorns until they are 50 years of age or older. (Sabar ka meetha phall!)

The first product to have a bar code was Wrigley’s gum.

The King of Hearts is the only king without a moustache.

American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad served in first-class. (WoW!)

Venus is the only planet that rotates clock-wise. (And since Venus is often associated with women, what does this mean? That women are going in the correct direction!! Hahaha!)

Apples, not caffeine, are more efficient at waking you up in the morning.

Mo…

Khabari Lal Strikes Back

Hello friends.

It has been a while since I wrote to you. Have been busy with swimming and English training and GMAT practice and other stuff. Also reading The Associate and still trying to find a compelling reason to advise you to do the same...

Well, the other things I've done thus far are traveling to Lonavla on a Sunday picnic, and watching the debacle called Kambhakht Ishq. Lets call it KI, shall we?

So basically, there's this super model-cum-surgeon Bebo who leaves her stupid-mantra-chanting watch inside the body of Mr. Stuntman Akshay Kumar during an operation. This act is by all means horrendous and unethical, and by no means justified by a series of songs that make the audience check THEIR WATCHES every couple of minutes. The lack of a gripping plot is further complicated by the trashy acting of Aftab and Amrita Arora, both who have no brains and rely solely upon the scheming minds of their best buddies to make their marriage work. Yawnnn....

Kareena, needless to say, is …

Teraaaa Khhoooonnn...

Hey,

Seems like the angels are appeased... It's finally raining in Pune! Not the cats and dogs types... But it's good enough. Cheerio!!

Wana know some interesting facts about your blood group?

Here are some personality traits depending on the blood group you belong to, and also the statistics about the strength of each group.

TYPE O
You want to be a leader, and when you see something you want, you keep striving until you achieve your goal. You are a trend-setter, loyal, passionate, and self-confident. Your weaknesses include vanity and jealousy and a tendency to be too competitive.

Around 47% people belong to the O group; 40% for O+ and 7% for O-

TYPE A
You like harmony, peace and organization. You work well with others, and are sensitive, patient and affectionate. Among your weaknesses are stubbornness and an inability to relax.

Around 40% people belong to the A group; 34% for A+ and 6% for A-

(I thought my mum's categorised here. The description fits her to the T. But nope, she&#…

Hai Junoooooon

Heya fellas!!

Say hello to the woman who conquered the waters and is now swimming happily at 10 feet :-) Yeah, that's me!! And you know what? It don't matter how deep the pool is as long as you know how to stay on top... And this applies to a lot more domains than just swimming!! Raise a toast!!

I happened to watch New York this weekend. (Not the city, I mean the film. But you DO see the city in the film... So whatever.) The multiplexes were all sold out, so I was expecting a helluva lot from the movie. Sadly, it was a typical Yashraj affair, with the climax dragging on and on and on. Of course, John and Kats are wonderful - pleasant on both, the eyes as well as the other senses. But I cant say the same for Neil Nitin Mukesh. I hated him even in the Aa Dekhe Zara trailers, so I was ready to hate him some more when all he did was act like the victimised and helpless crybaby in this production.

The movie, as everybody knows by now is about the 9/11 tragedy and what occured after th…