Saturday, October 31

Such is life...

A phonebook and cell memory full of contacts,
But no one to call when you desperately want to speak your heart out.
Such is life...

A million bucks to spend, and no friend to blow it with,
When you had that someone, you were too busy trying to make an extra buck.
Such is life...

At times I think homosexual relations make sense,
The depth of emotions of each gender can only b understood by another of the same kind.
We fight over our differences and keep expecting to be understood.
Such is life…

The very son who dotes on the mother,
Becomes devoted to the wife in days so few.
The mom still prays for him.
Such is life…

You crib about the bad things,
And then you adjust to living in situations worse.
Your optimism and energy disappear with time.
Such is life…

When everything is wrong the smallest thing brings delight,
Something that goes unnoticed in rosier times,
Becomes the single reason to live for.
Such is life…

Good things don’t really happen to good people,
Though we would sure like to believe so.
The wicked and wayward laugh more often.
Such is life…

You smile for the world,
And show you really don’t care.
But you nurture the hurts within you…
This is life...

Happy Halloween :-)

-Lonely Princess

Tuesday, October 27

Jaanam Samjha Karo

Sometimes I think you're an illusion,
Yet the tears rolling down my morose face are so real.
I wanted you though you made me cry with each breath…

Just a few lines that passed through my mind and left a mark… Thought I’d share with you…

"No one knows why some things work out and why some don't." A lovely line from the movie Notting Hill. A lovely movie, though I don't like Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant looks silly when he repeats every word/sentence twice.

The weather in Pune is going from bad to worse. It's cold one evening and burning hot the next. It rains without reason at times, and I'm suffering for it! Caught a horrible cold... Sick of sniffling and sneezin... I hate being unwell! Benadryl is my knight in shining armor at the moment ;-)

The Bacardi Megamix party was not as great as I'd anticipated. DJ Suketu played stupid tracks and kept admonishing the people when they weren't shouting loud enough. Why would they when the music was so tthanda? The crowd was pretty chic, but the turnout was low. Considering Pune's sad night life and few good parties, I'd expected a higher attendance. They'd have been disappointed though, coz the party wrapped up at 11.30 pm. Why make people drive so far to Wagholi when they wanted to adhere to city time deadlines?

I am now addicted to Facebook courtesy its many fun applications. So, I now own a CafĂ© and even a Zoo :-) I’m not into Farmville and Mafia Wars yet which most of my friends play… Quite a craze!! Oh, I finally bought some earrings and the third book in the Twilight series - Eclipse. I'm afraid it won't be as exciting as the previous two, but gotta read regardless!! Downed 100 pages already and still very much in love with both Edward and Jacob... And sorry for Bella... Poor gal, stuck between love and friendship; I know how that feels...

I met a friend last week and we were just chatting away about our GMAT and MBA abroad stuff. He wanted to do dhuaan-dhuaan so we landed up at Mocha near Symbi / Law College.
(One thing I hate to do is spend money at Mocha. The prices are outrageous! The bill was close to 850 bucks and what did we order – just a pasta, chicken starter, shake and of course, hookah. Silly ruffians! We could have caught some drinks and a full meal someplace else at that price...)

Anyhow, we got talking and he lapsed into the tale of his college days. While reminiscing about his girl-adventures and guy-pranks, he told me he was “kinda desperate” at that point of time for you-know-what…

I didn’t bat an eyelid. I am dead sure I would have cracked up had this incident occurred a few years ago. In fact, I appreciated his candor and his willingness to share such personal feelings with me. I find myself able to “hear” (and not just listen) a lot of unnatural confessions these days. I seem to understand a lot of unsaid emotions. Guess I’m really becoming mature! I even try to rein in my dirty temper when I'm truly annoyed. Of course, I do lose it in that split second, but I feel bad for the other person and make amends soon after. I'm nice, na? :-)

Even at work, there are so many people who come up to me and start sharing their personal experiences and hurdles without an invitation. As a trainer, I’m merely supposed to brush up their communication skills and confidence. However, more than a few of them get pally and thank me for being a good listener. Feels good :-)

And I might as well confess, I have even made 3 of my students cry… (2 women and a man, for those interested in details... No, I did not hit them.)

I don’t know how… I think I was a little harsh on them coz they JUST weren’t understanding the basic stuff despite having been taught for ages. And there’s the carrot and stick approach, right? Some people just don’t learn until they’re shouted at and pushed. One thing I can’t stand is laziness and lack of dedication. Awrite that’s two things, but you get it, right? I did apologize to them later, and now I try to be calmer… Quite a challenge given my raging temper, but if you don’t do your best (be it in class or in a relationship), you’ll have to deal with me…

People show care through anger, which is sweet, but not exactly the best way to express your concern. Wouldn’t you be spoken to softly and lovingly when you’re sick in bed rather than be yelled at coz you don’t take good care of yourself? There’s a time for everything, and there’s a way of doing things. And if you cannot judge a situation and act appropriately, then you are not worth being human. The next time you find yourself experiencing ANY emotion, please ensure that you state it truly and express it correctly. You will notice that the situation is markedly more different and positive.

Have you watched Bigg Boss lately? The place is a mess. The participants this time round are truly boring. Be it Vindu who is Dara Singh’s son, or Rohit Verma who is a crybaby fashion designer. I was unsure till the day before who exactly Kamal Khan was and what his claim to fame was, and then I saw that he had produced and acted in a film called “Desh Drohi”, which irked the MNS and obviously crashed at the box office. (Apparently, he’s making a sequel now. LOL, some people never learn!)

The guy is such a jerk! He’s mannerless, vain, irritating and repulsive. The way he speaks and behaves on the show is nothing short of revolting. He did get evicted from the house of BB but I'm guessing he'll be brought back through a “wild card” entry. Big Boss needs somebody to create ripples and excitement, can't afford to let the TRPs drop… The world’s a sly and selfish place…

Here's your respite and confidant!!



Saturday, October 24

Anuja Times

A round of applause, fellas. I finally bought new shoes. Nike. White. Very simple. Very stylish. Yeah.

Still no progress with the jeans though. Spent over 2 hours at Mega Mart the other day, checked out a variety of jeans. All types – slim fit, straight fit, stretch and tapering. Hated them all. Quite a few sizes, too. (Let’s skip the details about this!) No luck. Shopping for jeans and shoes is a guy thing, and I find myself extremely in need of a man when I have to shop for such stuff.

The matter was further complicated by a colleague who expressed that boot-cuts (my favorite style in bottoms) are outdated, and the latest in fashion are skin-fitting jeans. After my unproductive trip to the jeans section, the verdict is – trend or no trend, it’s boot-cuts for me. Spykar, here I come…

Hey, check out this awesome piece of information – Dorabjee now sells Ben and Jerry’s ice-cream! It’s obviously dear, with a single can costing anywhere between 400-600 Indian Rupees. But, I’m sure a special occasion deserves a Ben and Jerry’s! Go for it…

Also, the Landmark sale is still on. At least it was on Saturday. I desperately want to purchase the third book in the Twilight series - Eclipse. I was dying to watch the film (just like I've been dying to swim, but as you can see, I'm very much alive yet.) As luck would have it, one of my colleagues was dowloading the first movie at work and I've managed to catch part of it during my breaks. OH MY GOD... I dunno when I've felt SO excited before... The print is awesome (way to go, Torrent!) and Bella is verrrryy pretty - quite like Hermione in the Potter series. Jacob is a disappointment, my imagination was much better than his real character. And the Cullens... Goodness, they took my breath away... Rosalie looks mean, though and her walk isn't exactly as graceful as described in the book. But what's a screwed up gait as compared to a fantastic movie?!! Edward looks delicious, and te way he looks at Bella gives ME goosebumps! Thanks, Ameya... I owe you one... After you download the second part ;-)

By the way, I finally visited Costa Coffee. It’s such a marvelous place! I completely fell in love with it. The ambience is great, the sofa in the corner is bootylicious and the music is lovely. The prices are comparable to Barista, and the eatables aren’t too great. But the drinks are nice (obviously I mean coffee) and the crowd’s chic and mature. No rowdy teenagers, no cranky baccha-log. Must visit. Located near Zafraan and Aquaa in Panchsheel Tech Park. Close to the airport, remember?

The movie updates are like this – Blue seems to have done too much publicity yet not garnered enough interest. The movie has received very average reviews (as I’d expected). Sanju baba has loads of style and paunch, while Akki is as daredevil and boastful as ever. Zayed and Lara (expectedly) have little to do, and Kylie has created ripples with her “chiggy wiggy” track. The story is about a sunken ship that holds a treasure known by Sanjay Dutt, which Akshay Kumar is eager to set hands on. For some reason, Sanju hides the secret until he needs to save his own brother Zayed. Finally, they set out and create some cool action sequences. The climax is thanda, and so is my keenness to watch this film. Akshay is pretty monotonous these days, and too much publicity really psyches me out.

I watched All The Best, though. The trailers looked good, and I thought this Golmaal-lookalike might be interesting. Wasn’t. At least for me. My family loved it. Fardeen is as lost as he was in No Entry, and the ladies (Bips and Mugdha Godse) merely adorn the sets. Seems like changing the name hasn’t wizened Ajay Devgan (oops, I mean Devgn) much. Must give him credit for his new look, though. Sanju baba, as usual, is endearing and elegant. What sure disappointed me was that the fantabulous Johny Lever plays a dumb (I mean mute) thug. Nobody can do comedy like Lever bhai, and to make him mime is to shoot a prize horse in the leg. He makes up for it in the climax, thankfully, when one chamaat by Sanju re-starts his voice-box.

There’s no plot as such in the picchar. Sanju is a maha-rich NRI and his step-brother Fardeen keeps hoodwinking him so that he and his friend Ajay can lay hands on some extra pocket money. As luck would have it, Sanju lands in Goa unannounced one day, and then starts the series of crazy bhagam-bhag. Certainly not hilarious if you’ve watched and loved Andaz Apna Apna and Golmaal. The fun quotient of the movie is strictly average and the songs are unremarkable. You do join the uproar at times thanks to the “Just Chill” guy and some crazy misunderstandings. Definitely not a must-watch, but OK if you are bent on watching something or the other on a rainy day. Apparently the cash registers at the box office are rejoicing. Good for them all.

In my opinion, there’s hardly any good movie running. Even Aladin that released yesterday, I fear, starring Big B and Riteish Deshmukh and Jacqueline will crash at the box office. I plan to watch it, regardless. Love the man called
Inquilab Srivastav. Hail Amitabh!

On my MBA abroad front, the updates are that I have finished applying to Kellogg and Cambridge. I now have to work on my other applications to Michigan Broad, Texas Austin and NYU Stern. I'm feeling very positive about the entire process, so let's hope the admission decisions are in my favor. What is sure keeping me busy is the 3rd essay at Stern (on creative description of self). I must admit I'm quite pleased with my efforts and I'm praying the admissions committee is too... After all, I've risked having my fingers stuck together each time I used Feviquick! What an awesome glue, man!! The makers deserve a pat on the back :-)

I've spent over 30,000 greenies on the applications, plus 1500 to courier my stuff to the US... And I'm wondering how I shall manage to fund my study abroad that can cost anything between US$60,000-90,000 per year for 2 years. There are quite a few b-schools and universities that are encouraging me to apply and promising waivers and scholarships to a priority candidate (coz I'm a woman and I have a pretty good GMAT score). Unfortunately, they are not choices I would voluntarily make...

Add the fact that mum's outta station for 2 weeks starting today and I'll have to shoulder all the household responsibilities single-handedly as Bhabhi's at her maika. Where's the time, people?!!!
Oh ya, almost forgot - tonight's the Bacardi Megamixx party (previously Bacardi Blast, which used to be the best party in town) at Kapila Resorts, Wagholi. DJ Suketu and Medieval Punditz will rock the show. I wasn't planning to go but a friend won free passes and it appears like I'm going. C ya there...

Catch ya later.


Tuesday, October 20

Sweet Pain

Ek ladke aur ek ladki kabhi dost nahi ho sakte…

Quite a cheesy line, eh? I used to hate this sentence when I was a teenager coz most of my best buddies were guys. And each time I hung out with them, people used to tease me and smell something fishy. While the guy and I were very sure of our status, the public had a gala time cooking up stories and gossiping to no end. I was bugged of them all… Why can’t a guy and girl be just friends, for Pete’s sake?!!

Now I think it is right. A girl and a guy cannot be friends.
Pyar kahi na kahi se tapak hi padta hai...

I mean come to think of it… A guy who understands a girl is a jackpot… And if he also cares for her and is there for her anytime she needs him, then it’s an offer any woman would be a fool to refuse… Similarly, if a guy finds the right kind of girl who can let him live his own life and yet make life together productive and fun, then he would not want to let go of this lady. Right?


So, you see, be it Maine Pyar Kiya or Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, the friendly couple always fall in love and end up tying the knot. And we all rejoice, coz they look so good together and they’re meant to be… And they shall be happy ever after… Blah blah blah… Right?


I met this woman at work. Shan’t tell you who. What’s in a name anyway?

She met this guy and fell in love. They were like a house on fire together, and they envisioned themselves the perfect made-in-heaven couple who just could not stay apart. Both their parents were against the wedding and society made sure they humiliated the families when the children eloped.

Six months went by. The girl realized that things had changed. The guy was not what he used to be. (Doesn’t that happen with every couple?) He himself dressed up and roamed the streets but he did not like it if his wife so much as removed the mangalsutra from her neck. To add to this, the guy;s mother made life hell for the girl. She forbade her from going to her mother’s place and set all kinds of silly restrictions. The girl was stressed and lost. She did not know what to do.

Matters went from bad to worse, coz the guy supported his mom. “What happened to our love?” the girl asked the guy. No reply. Almost at the juncture of divorce, the girl returned to her mother’s house. I don’t really know what happened during this time, but now the girl is returning to her husband’s place again. She is still not sure if she will be treated right or will be loved. She went as far as to say that she wished she was not married, and even if she was, not to her husband…

When I asked her why she was going back, she said she had already shamed her family once and she could not do it again by seeking divorce. She had to make this work. In fact, could I lend her a thousand bucks coz her unemployed hubby needed money and her salary was almost over?

A guy told me that guys love forever and girls don’t. Girls move on easily and their love isn’t as deep as a man’s. I didn’t say a word. I didn’t know what to say. Some things are just proved in the course of time, not argued and debated over. Of course, matters of the heart are not gender-specific. I am not claiming men love less than women or gals are better lovers. No sirree… This is an era of equal opportunity and equal deceit.

But I sure know for a fact that those who love truly, whether a man or a woman, carry the love within their heart for ever. They may not always be with the one they love, but they cherish their memories till eternity.

Even if it hurts.

Coz love is a sweet pain…

-Lonely Princess

Friday, October 16


I have been tagged in FB before (FaceBook you dummies!) but for the first time ever I was tagged on my blog by Ms. penandpaper. This comes pretty late (she tagged me on July 26), but as they say, better late than never...

A – Available/Single? I'm a spinster, and I don't think the wedding bells are ringing anytime soon. Does that answer the Q??

B – Best friend? Myself.

C – Cake or Pie? Cake, you bet!!!

D – Drink(s) of choice? Mum-made
hot ginger chai, Zaika hot coffee, cold coffee at most places or orange juice without sugar!

E – Essential item you use every day? It used to be Vaseline lip-guard, not so often these days... And how can I forget saunf (=fennel seeds)...

F – Favorite colour? The entire spectrum - I'm a colorful
Cancerian... Blue, lavender, yellow, green, pink, red...

G – Gummy Bears Or Worms? Who cares...??!!!!

H – Hometown? Washim in Vidarbha, but I've been in Pune forever.

I – Indulgence? Good hangouts, good food, movies, hookah and keychains :-)

J – January or February? February... fewer days to work plus Valentine's day!

K – Kids & their names? Jai and Jia if it's a girl and a boy, Dev if there's another boy, Ria if another girl... All combinations and permutations satisfied ;-)

L – Life is incomplete without? Love, for sure.

M – Marriage date? Ahem... Shall consult the pandits when an eligible bachelor appears!! The forecast, by the way is 2009-2011...

N – Number of siblings? One big brother

O – Oranges or Apples? Apples if fruit, and Orange if it's a juice.

P – Phobias/Fears? Lizards and rash riding/driving. Hate 'em both.

Q – Quote for today? My Quote for everyday: Live Life Queensize.

R – Reason to smile? Love, success, peace, humor... Life!

S – Season? Winter... Love cuddling into the sheets and dressing up in colorful sweaters!

T – Tag 3 People? Sibi, Ani, Vishal.

U – Unknown fact about me? I can't control my smile/laughter. Even if I am annoyed with a person, I still end up grinning like a dumb cow.

V – Vegetable you don't like? Capsicum and Coriander.

W – Worst habit? My insistence on everything being perfect (as defined by me!) and clean.

X – X-rays you've had? Stupid Q... I had one done when I sprained my ankle, and another when I was being tested for employment in Tata Motors.

Y – Your favorite food?
Italian, Chinese, Punjabi, South Indian... I'm a foodie!

Z – Zodiac sign?
Cusp - Leo and Cancer

And here's the Award for successfully completing this Tag:

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1. Link the person who tagged you.
2. Copy the image above, the rules and the questionnaire in this post.
3. Post this in one or all of your blogs.
4. Answer the four questions following these Rules.
5. Recruit at least seven (7) friends on your Blog Roll by sharing this with them.
6. Come back to BLoGGiSTa iNFo CoRNeR (PLEASE DO NOT CHANGE THIS LINK) at and leave the URL of your Post in order for you/your Blog to be added to the Master List.
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Questions & Your Answers:
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3. Date when you were tagged: 26th July '09
4. Persons you tagged: Sibi, Ani, Vishal, Vaidehi, Sourav, Bips, Ranu

Tuesday, October 13

Festive Greetings

My first ever vote... I was so excited when I went to the polling booth yesterday :-) I turned 18 six winters ago, but only now am I a responsible citizen! Der aaye, durust aaye!! Cheers!!

It was a HUGE move on the part of the state government to declare a holiday for the election. In fact, offices were threatened to be penalized if they remained open. Think of the loss of productivity! Honestly, if NOW the Indians don't go to vote, they're a useless lot. Jaago Re to no avail...

Waise toh I hate procrastination, but when it comes to spring-cleaning (or Diwali saaf-safai, in the patriotic nomenclature) then I can be exceedingly lazy. There are times when I lay my cupboard bare for no special reason and clean and arrange stuff diligently. (Recall the time I discovered I had over 70 tops and t-shirts?) But come Diwali and I develop an aversion to any sort of mopping spree.

Could be because my mum is the Devil Incarnate when it comes to scrubbing the entire house, walls, ceiling, closets, et al. Maybe this is reverse psychology in action... Like I used to like brinjal (also called eggplant), but since I’ve met so many people who dislike it, I’ve also started feeling a tad uncomfortable with the poor vegetable. Crazy, eh?!!

Nevertheless, I was forced to dust my wooden book-rack (that I coerced my dad into buying 3 Diwalis ago) coz my mum was wreaking havoc on the kiddies bedroom (now Bhaiya-Bhabhi’s love-nest). I was dreading the assignment on Saturday evening, but tell you what! I had the coolest time going through my book collection, some dating back to my pre-school days, others I’d read recently but could not recollect in entirety (what is called retroactive interference in Psychology – new learning displaces old learning which means you can’t correctly remember the old stuff as the new stuff keeps popping into your head).

(Did you know Psychology is called Manovigyaan or Maanas-Shastra in Hindi?)

Uff… trust me to divert from the topic after every few words… So, I was browsing through my paperbacks, and I came across a whole bunch of novels that I’d like to read again. Which includes my teenage Enid Blyton Famous Five’s and the silly spate of books that came out after the phenomenal success of Five Point Someone. I also want to re-read the Mahabharata, but I’m just too occupied at the moment. Once Diwali and my b-school applications are out of the way, I sure shall embark on this splendid project. (Cambridge done, Kellogg almost over. Yippee!!)

As I’ve already shared with you, I’m a pakka Cancerian when it comes to preserving all my old stuff. I uncovered a whole lot of my B.A. and M.A. notes in my book-shelf. It’s the usual “pata nahi kab kaam aaye” story… Despite the fact that I’ve not seen them once after I graduated…

Anyways, meri chhodo. Wassup with you fellas? Are you also washing your houses and buying things for Diwali? Oct 16 to 19 are the days I believe, which is Friday-Monday. This year is pretty sad in the sense that most festivals and national celebrations are over the weekend, so we are missing quite a few holidays. Still I'm not complaining. Friday and Monday were delight enough for me :-P

Ye know, each time I open my blog, I feel proud :-) However, I am aware that the quality seems to be dwindling. I must take time out to write better stuff, and not just movie and TV show reviews. I promise, once my pressing concerns are addressed, I shall surely make it up to you. But will that encourage you readers to get out of your passive, anonymous and silent mode? Can I expect more comments and feedback from you rather than just the increasing hits on my Ticker? I need incentive to work you see…

Hmm… Here I go again… Expecting things from most folks that I don’t even know personally… I can’t help it, ladies and gentlemen. I know I need to get less serious and more casual if I want my relationships to continue peacefully. I know I demand and complain more than ordinary folks. Par main kya karoon, aisi hi hoon main… And if I try to be what I’m not, then people say I’m not myself and I’m behaving weird and detached… Dilemma…

Chalo, dekhi jayegi…

Happy Diwali!

Saturday, October 10


Told you about the mail I got related to sunsigns and What Your Rashee... Couldn't resist sharing my own...

Waise toh I've told you quite a bit about my birthdate before, but I loved reading these details... And I'd like to save them here on my blog for ever...

I am actually a Leo-Cancer cusp, coz my bday falls on the 23rd of July, but in WYR categorizes me as Cancer. It goes like this...

Have you met a Cancerian woman recently? Are you a little confused as to what she really is - chirpy or somber or distant? She is all of these and still, she is none of these...

More confused? A Cancerian woman has mood swings every now and then and these are some of her mood swings only. However, her basic personality traits remain the same. She is very sensitive, emotional, kind and caring. Now's the catch! Most of her traits will be hidden behind a shell of indifference and aloofness.

You will have to gently coerce a Cancerian girl to get out of that shell and come into the big bad world without it. The best time to do this is in the moonlight, when there are maximum changes of catching her in her true emotions.

When in love, she will be tender, womanly, timid and modest. She dislikes criticisms, can't stand rejection and gets deeply hurt by harsh words. Too much aggressiveness on your part may make her a little hesitant.

A Cancer woman will never make the first move in a relationship; she only knows how to move backwards or sideways. This is because of two reasons, her shyness and the fear of being rejected.

She loves her mother, so you better learn to love as well as respect her too. This female has some secrets and she won't like your prying around her personal diary. She is very insecure and will need your constant reassurance. It doesn't matter if she is the current 'Miss Universe' or has men drooling over her all the time. It is your attention and appreciation she is the most concerned about.

A Cancer female is a great cook and makes better food than a five-star hotel chef.

However, you will have to learn to live with her mood swings, which is not so difficult since she is so good in every other way.

She is extremely loyal and will keep you happy with her warm and rich humor.

Once she is committed to you, she will remain yours forever and ever. Adultery is not one of the traits of her characteristics profile.

With a Cancerian woman, you will always have to be careful with words. She is very sentimental and can get hurt very easily. Then, she can cry like a two-year old baby. You will be expected to console her and wipe her tears.

Cancerian women are quite careful with money. Neither will they be stingy, not totally extravagant. They have a habit of saving everything that is usable, be it money or old buttons or empty jars. They also carefully save things that have a sentimental value attached to them, like the sweater grandmother knitted on their fifth birthday.

A Cancer female fiercely guards what is hers and that includes you too! However, she is not too possessive or jealous. But, she does not like sharing her love too.

She is one of those people who do not crib about bad luck. She will get depressed and may shed a few tears alone, but she will be patient and wait for the time to change again, this time in her favor.

Almost all the Cancerians have the desire of being pampered like a child, especially when they feel low. Don't forget to pay your Cancer girl extra attention when she is depressed, otherwise she may retreat deeper into her shell. Then, it will be very difficult to bring her back to her normal self.

She will want to be told time and again that she is still desirable and you still need her.

However, she is not weak and is completely capable of looking after herself. Infact, she is one of those who sacrifice all that they have, for their loved ones. She just needs some spoiling after every few days.

A Cancerian woman may be fragile as far as her feelings are concerned, but when you need her, she will be as strong as the 'Rock of Gibraltar'.

She will also be very protective of her children and make them feel completely secure. They will be the center of her universe and she will pamper them with her love, affection and care. The children will also be very close to her and no matter how much far they go from home, they will come back to her and she knows this.

A Cancer female always needs you, but she will never get too aggressive. She knows that you may leave for a while, to follow your dreams, but in the end, she is the one you will come back to. Then, you will find her as charming as before, waiting for you with freshly baked break and hot soup. She will feed you, listen to your worries and make you smile again!

Cooooooooooooooolllllll, eh??

That's me :-D

-Lonely Princess

P.S : On a recent visit to the university to collect my transcripts, I saw a bag that said Cancer people are crabby, extremely possessive, sentimental, caring and procrastinating!! Can't disagree :-)

Tuesday, October 6

Jao Naaa...

The rains are lashing the city and I'm wondering whether we are in the midst of the monsoons... It's already Diwali, man! Time to say "Jao Naaa" to the rainfall :-D

Very rarely do I come across a phenomenon that I cannot clearly categorize as good or bad, or anywhere in between. Looks like I’ve struck upon such an event - “What’s Your Rashee?” starring Harman Baweja and Priyanka Chopra.

I can't decide whether I liked the movie or not. I’d been very eager to see it right since the time it released 2 weeks ago, but my health and busy schedule (ahem!) didn’t permit it. When I finally caught the movie at E-square on Gandhi Jayanti, it was only after a long wait courtesy technical problems in Screen 1… The film was certainly lengthy, after all they had to show 12 different sun-signs. (Piggy Chops was hoping to enter the Guinness Book of World Records for being the first female actress to portray 12 characters in a single movie, don’t know what finally happened.)

Ashutosh Gowariker has tried to make an interesting foray into the romantic genre, but he did not succeed in recreating the magic of Lagaan and Swades. Harman Baweja looks like Hrithik Roshan throughout the 3 and half hour film, so I don’t think it would be fair to comment without comparison. He is almost as good a dancer and actor as Hrithik, but his luck sure isn’t as incredible.

Piggy has done a good job as usual… Her characters are very endearing and believable – be it the stupid Mesh-kanya or the Scorpio bimbette. I couldn’t control my tears when I saw Hansa aka Kark-kanya. The resemblance between her character and mine is truly astonishing. (I have a mail with all Priyanka's characters and descriptions; leave me a comment if you want me to send it to you. It's stunning…)

My most exhilarating moment was when I saw Chicago Booth in the movie - Hurman is an MBA student in the film. Apart from that, there are quite a few scenes that are memorable and sweet. Watch this at home if you want to, no stress about visiting the theatre. Besides, it will sure help to fast-forward the 13 songs… Quite a pain, if you ask me… (For those keen on knowing, Harman marries the Aquarius woman... I am not aware what his own Sunsign is though.)

I am now looking forward to the KJo venture, Wake Up Sid with Ranbir (whatta cutie!) and Konkona. The movie has already made ripples by mentioning Mumbai as “Bombay”… Nevertheless the promos look good, especially the title track – Kya Karoon. Wake up guys, go for this!! (I'm hoping Karan Johar's done a good job and this is not another Lakshya.)

The news on TV is that Khatron Ke Khiladi Level 2 is now over, and the winner is the lucky jodi of gross Anushka and adorable Gurmeet. I was betting my boots it would be Jesse, but her luck failed her. I was glad Carol got evicted. (She is so stupid and ugly, how come she works as a model? India mein kuch bhi ho sakta hai…) Bigg Boss has taken prime time status on Colors now. The channel is making certain that it doesn't lose its viewers!! Kudos for that!! Unfortunately though, the participants of season 3 seem quite sad - Poonam Dhillon and Ismail Darbar, Shamita Shetty and Raju Srivastav, Rakhi Sawant's super-ugly mum and a pregnant Sherlyn Chopra - whoever's interested?!!! I wonder if even Big B Amitabh will be able to draw in the audiences. How far can even the best of salesmen lug a dead goat??

I hear Rahul Mahajan is planning to have his Swayamvar publicly akin Rakhi Sawant... Jeez... Who do these people think they are? Especially after it came to light that Rakhi's was a scam... By the way, I managed to catch Pati Patni and Wo the other day, quite a stupid show. These reality shows really aren’t as exciting as they were at their inception…

Oh, did you know Mona Wasu won in Is Jungle Se Mujhe Bachao, she bested Chetan Hansraj in the final showdown. Well-deserved, girlie!! :-)

Time for technology... I’m super-surprised by Samsung Marine. Whatta phone man! You can drop it in water or on the ground, and it won't come to harm! The mobile boasts of a stylish design and long durability (apparently it is dust- and water-resistant), and can bear bumps, bangs, and scrapes. Provided with a shock-proof case, it is said that the cell can remain safely immersed in one meter of water for about half an hour. Besides, the product is designed to withstand extremely hot and cold temperatures. At 7 grand, this sure sounds awesome... Lets see how the market welcomes it…

By the way, it's Karva Chauth tomorrow, and there's a state shutdown on Oct 13 courtesy Maharashtra polls. I'm voting this time - finally got my voters card :-)

(Notwithstanding the fact that all the candidates are goondas...Shivajinagar constituency has 5 folks, one worse than the other. Check this - there's a GENTLEMAN who is 5th pass and has 5 criminal cases against him. Might have to opt for the 49-O.)

Cheerio fellas!

Friday, October 2

Breaking News

Pune: For the last several months, a virus is known to infest the life of a loving-grandma-in-the-head-and-kid-at-heart writer and trainer in the city. This virus has now been identified by eminent scientists and researchers as Love and Companionship Deficiency Syndrome (LCDS).

Symptoms of this deadly virus include:
Wanting to feel loved, secure and relaxed all the time
Staring morosely at nothing for hours on end
Becoming extremely philosophical or detached
Desiring to be pampered and taken care of
Weeping at the drop of a hat (or a pin, whatever’s easily available)
Humming slow, sentimental songs
Wishing to be held close and patted to sleep
Yearning for unconditional trust, love and companionship

These individuals may appear busy and social, but scratch the outer layer and you will see how intensely they require the intimacy that surrounds the “blessed ones” like a warm protective envelope.

Our reporter met one such person and he (name withheld to protect identity) stated “I feel like a puppy who runs to the person who shows the teeniest bit of affection… Even if that very individual was kicking it a moment ago… I feel helpless and unwanted, even frustrated with my overpowering need to be loved deeply and consistently by someone.”

Another young professional quips, “I am waiting for someone who will do the craziest and simplest things to make me smile, someone who is head over heels for me. Of course, I won’t ask him to jump off Mount Everest, but he should be caring enough to go that extra mile to make me happy and never make me sad.”

The Save-our-LCDSians club seconds this appeal. They claim that members don’t want a Prince/Princess Charming, just a dedicated lover and an intimate friend who understands them. “If that is too much to expect,” says the President, “we can even settle for one who doesn’t misunderstand!”

“Our effort is to bring together caring and affectionate people who bears the LCDSian patiently and lovingly however unreasonable or cranky the infected person might become. After all, when the patient is in a better mood, he/she makes up a hundred-fold for all that’s done for him/her” adds the President.

Any questions or contributions to this noble club maybe addressed to:
1, Vulnerable Villa
Lonely Lane,
District Depressed
100 001

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