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Hyderabad Calling

Kyaaaa bol re yaaaaron? Ismail Bhai kaisi baate karre the malum?!! Charminar pe baitthe uno :-DRecognize the dialect and tonality? … For those who have been to this city, and watched The Angrez, it’s an easy one.Hyderabadi.(Angrez is one of my all-time favourite movies, an absolute laugh riot and a certain recommendation - unless you’re the toffee-nosed, snooty types who only appreciate things that are high-class, polished and pretentious. Bah humbug!)I was in Andhra Pradesh for a week in December. (You may not have realised my absence since the blog kept updating itself due to write-ups posted in advance.) I’d gone to Hyd for the advanced phase of my human process lab; the next step of the ISABS Basic I’d attended in Goa in May 09.I’d tremendously enjoyed and benefitted from the BLHP (Basic), and obviously my expectations from the ALHP (Advanced) were high. Unfortunately, while my trip was great, my lab experience was all right, not extraordinary. Of course, the week was totally wort…

Baby I'm Addicted...

This goes out to most boys (and some girls, too) who drink for any and every reason, any and every day.Why do you drink so much?What is it about alcohol that is so irresistible and makes you so desperate?It’s ridiculous. Honestly. I won’t deny the desire and pleasure of a drink now and then when you’re very stressed of extremely happy, or you want to celebrate a particularly significant occasion in your life.But drinking coz you can afford it and drinking coz booze is available is downright stupid. And the fact that you can’t control yourself in the presence of alcohol is disgusting.I’ve seen more than a few folks who drink almost every single day for no other excuse than they’ve been to office or they have nothing else to do. Guys get together after work and lounge at someone’s place with bottles of beer, rum and whisky maybe because it makes them feel cool, or could be because they believe that it is essential. A day without alcohol makes them feel incomplete and bored. As if they’v…

Washroom chronicles

Hey there!!I wrote about Wardrobe Chronicles 2 years ago… And this time, here’s a sneak peek into the woman’s private zone… Are you excited yet?Well, if you think what’s so great about a woman’s lavatory, think again.(In fact, if you DO think that there’s nothing special about a woman’s restroom, it’s all the more reason for you to read this post. Brush up on your GK, dude!! Dobara mat poochna!!)For women, a washroom is not merely a place to freshen up, but an essential part of living… If walls had ears, the restroom walls would have been a part of the Guinness World Records for holding the most secrets…Women crying.Women gossiping.Women sniggering.Women discussing latest fashion.Women reminiscing about the good ol’ days.Women experimenting with new looks and make up.I haven’t mentioned half the list yet…Now do you see?Now, again you would think why I’m sharing all this with you non-members of this private and beautiful zone. Am I not a woman who loves this space? I do, which is why I…

Who's Loss Is It Anyway?

I’m a sore loser when it comes to losing people.I HATE ending relations. I wail and I flail and I make life difficult for myself and the person involved. (Of course, considering that most people these days are quite business-like, detached and impersonal, they do not experience the same trauma that I do. Fair enough. We’re not created equal, and thank god for that…)Amazingly, despite the innumerable times that I’ve lost close and not so close friends, I’ve not turned numb to this phenomenon yet. Each time it happens, I experience the same amount of grief and restlessness.As most ladies would readily agree, it’s tough being a woman. However, the one time when I truly regret it is when my guy friends fall in love with me. I used to be a tomboy (still am, in a few ways, and proud of it!) and I continue to share excellent rapport with all my guy friends as well as the girls. Yet, when these very chaddi buddies tell me they’ve fallen for me, the chemistry goes to the dogs and life becomes …

Rosesh ki Inspirations

No doubt you know what I’m talking about.The brilliant, entertaining and one of a kind – Rosesh Sarabhai, and his mind-blowing poems. Compiled from the show Sarabhai vs Sarabhai, that was aired on Star One not so long ago.Some of his “choicest” creations, assembled from the net and memory… Enjoy!In the living room of Sarabhai's, Hogi Saahil Bhai ki sagaai,
Agley mahiney, Priya Bhabhi phuli na samaai.

Momma tum sabse pyari, Tum bin jaise main raaste ka andha bhikhari,
Blessings daan me de do, Thodi mamta tumhari, Momma ho momma ho.

Ek Common Man Ko Mili Hai Pari, Jaise Chikoo Ke saath Ho Strawberry,
Aage Aage Mummy Aur Piche Piche Daddy, Jaise Tom And Jerry. Ghanan ghanan ghanan ghanan, Badalo se aaye pehle surya kiran,
Daaton ke liye dant manjan, Aur pet ke liye kaayam chooran .

Hawa mein hain khushi ki aroma, Jeet gayi momma, jeet gayi momma,
Say hi to happiness and tata to trauma, Jeet gayi momma, jeet gayi momma .

Jelly giri zameen par, To awaaz aayi PLUP PLUP!
Baccha usme haath maare, T…

Still Together...

How do I feel when I am with you?Lovely.Complete.Protected.Special.Content.What do you do to make me feel this way?At times, something.Most of the times, nothing at all. I just feel that way coz I love you and I can sense your love if not directly experience it at a given moment.I just put my head on your shoulder and I forget all the worries and sorrows in the world. Cuddled in your arms, I hear your heart beating against my palm, and time comes to a standstill.I can’t stop smiling as I look at you coz I’m struck by the fact that I love you like crazy.And I think of the way you look at me, and I know you love me too…Isn’t it beautiful, this thing that we have?So what if we fight? So what if there are times when we can’t bear each other? So what if we’ve often contemplated going our separate ways?We’re still together… Still going strong… (Just like Shania Twain said…)You have the power to make me feel like the most beautiful woman on the planet, and you can also make me feel stupid an…