Saturday, December 15, 2007

Writers Day Out!

This is still a family-oriented blog but the characters are not at all normal :)

Whenever these bunch of idiots meet, something or the other happens..and mind you, all for good reasons. My association with the central character of the piece dates back to the good old days of Orkut, when I was sneaking to have her smile reflected in my profile, and somehow we hardly fail to understand till today that how on the earth we became the best of buddies. Gresh and I met again on 15th December 2007 after a hiatus of 6 months.

I had finished presenting 'Almost Humour'@ Sun Microsystems and was finishing the last minute rituals of socialising when a message flashed on my mobile screen: "what plans for lunch?" We ended up having lunch at Koshy where the lady smilingly declared her 'commitment' status. I said, "God, poor chap!" but lucky!

Since the last time I saw her, she has now become calm, matured and more slim ..interestingly the foodie she is...she was busy eating while I was conversing with her. God knows, even if she heard me once :)but I love the way she is shaping up her career and am so delighted to get a friend who like me talks about books, films and is serious about her career..I know she is giggling post reading it..

Post lunch we decided that we gonna do some shopping in MG Road. When we were done with the shopping, the lady and I decided to end the day with a quick coffee in Bombay Stores. But lol! as we are trying to exit the machine beeped.

Lol! we were caught for shoplifting, Interestingly, as the shopowners came, her first reaction looking at me , " did you take something, Raj?" I was furious.

Instead of being on the same side, she was..grrrrrr...anyway, the lady's bag was searched and nothing came out..and we finally made a respectable exit after the glamorised farewell speech by the lady to the owner.

You should have seen the owner..He was all at gaga over her..Post-investiagtion her chin was up with an expression of delight and containment as if to say " look nothing can happen to me".

We had our coffee and this time a kiddo fancied the lady's mobile phone. I quickly took a snap of her with him. Boy! she was all coochie--pooh with him :)btw the baby, Ayush had given quite a few glances at her (Let's not discuss here where, this is still a family-oriented blog); boy! she was getting all the attention :)

A wonderful day come to close with she getting into an auto.

Fantastic day with some nice people sharing knowledge. I wish the very best to my Orkuttian--and as I say her repeatedly "You are the best thing that happen to me in Orkut", and I am hopefull that our friendship keeps on flourishing with a great deal of warmth in the days to come. God bless and have a fantastic new year, Bunny!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Saturday, December 01, 2007

My Take on the Website ORKUT- Google pls Consider :)

I am picking up the website Orkut as one of the best websites in terms of usability factors. It's clarity, consciouness, ease of colors, accessibility and findability makes it an end-user's delight.

A couple of things that goes for it are:
Simple login interface

Left Menu allows easy selected links

My Friends and My Communities are borderlined neatly

The background color gels with the content

Search is pretty excellent

What needs to be there:
Help link on the Home page (Currently on all the pages except Home Page)

Just next to the 'Friends' names' on the home page, one can have an option of right-clicking and sending across a message or scraps.

Today's fortune doesn't interest much; we can add a link saying latest on Orkut-- that can feature the most visited profiles or communities. Think about it.

Run a Contest. Why are we not thinking about it. Google needs to ponder on it. Not only it increases end users visits but also revenue comes. Participation gets more.

It's a fantastic websites in recent times, and one of the big compliments for it would be just the other day a lady was asked instead of her cell no "do you have an orkut profile?" ..Changes are welcome..isn't it Mr. Bernokutten? :)

Thursday, November 22, 2007


Does a broken relationship mean The END? Nope. No way. Life goes on and on and on and on…Maybe a little faster, now that I have so much time for myself. The weekends are so jam packed with activities; every Monday morning I wonder where the last two days went! But in the middle of all the hustle bustle, laughing, giggling, shopping, partying, I stop for a few seconds and think of the past….

Speaking to her friend I say “us” like I’m still a part of the gang. Seeing something that’s similar to the one she’s viewed with me sends a jolt of realization down my spine that I’m not her companion any more. When I go to a restaurant, and am deciding what to eat, the menu very rudely reminds me of the stuff she hates eating… list too!

I miss hearing her groggy voice when she used to call to wake him up in the morning. I miss the chocolates she used to get me sometimes. I miss lazing around with her. Deleting her pictures from my phone can’t erase her memories from my mind…I just wonder if she feels the same way for me. Does she miss the way I smell? Does she miss my whining? Does she miss my touch?

Does she miss our Cricket matches? Does she miss the way I used to crinkle my nose at the mention of her “friend”? Does she miss the way I keep blabbering? But does it even matter now? Maybe it does. And that’s why I’m writing about it!

Fine, we didn’t work out. I’m not gonna talk to her again. Not in a million years. Not even when she sends me a message to say she’s in some trouble. Am I being hard hearted? No I’m not. After whatever happened it’s only logical that I maintain a stony silence. That’s the way it’s supposed to be. I’m not a saint .

I can’t behave like one either; forgive/forget and speak to her is not possible any more. If in a relationship one person doesn’t respect the other, calling her/his only in the hour of need then the whole thing stinks- not of friendship, not of lust, but a rotten kind of love. There’s love here. No denying that. But it’s gone bad. And what do you do with something rotten? Throw it away…

Friday, November 09, 2007

Reflection of Myself in SAAWARIYA

There's a dream every man would like to see getting realised in his life-love a very special and beautiful girl even though he wakes up and finds her non-existent, he still searches for her. This 120 minutes of Sanjay Bhansali's SAAWARIYA will make yo search for that beautiful one and when you realise that you almost got her, she will slip away from you.

As a story I don't think SAAWARIYA has much to tell people; one might just ask ok Sonam Kappor (Sakeena) got her lady love Salman Khan (Iman) who leaves her and than suddenly comes on an EID and says "God is still creating you". No logic!

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Acting wise, Ranbir Kapoor impresses; I am so happy to such natural acting from a newcomer. He is young, vibrant, confident and above all he is a charmer. He profuses a sense of charm in his movements, dialogue delivery. This guy bared a lot in the movie ( so what if Dimple Kapadia bared a lot in 70's with his dad Rishi Kapoor in BOBBY). Ranbir's character had shades of Raj Kapoor's 420 and Ajay Devgan's character of Hum dil de chuke sanam.

Ranbir has a steamy body, dances well and his emotions such as the one in which he says to Rani I love you is excellent.He can have a great career if he becomes the young lover boy of this country! bTW i hit upon a girl in the theatres and instead of saying Sorry, she said "Oh! Ranbir's back". Now, you know how impactful is Ranbir Kapoor!

Sanjay Bhansali has given both Ranbir and Sonam equal share of screen but Sonam to me needs to work a lil on dancing skills. Her character is that of a Muslim Girl Sakena and while she is waiting for the man whom she loved she doesn't mind with a smile. Sonam acts well, has that grace which I witnessed in Madhuri Dixit. A little skiny but that;s good.

Rani Mukheerjee seems to be the female version of Aaamir Khan. Her role as Gulabi, a call girl is so breathtaking natural that for a while you might just wonder it's real. Salman does what he should do-- acts with a penchant of attitude. Sometimes I wonder if he's speaking Hindi in English.

Sanjay's Bhansali cinematography is speachless and contuning with the tradition of DEVDAS and BLACK, the movie shot in R.K.Studio, Filmcity, Filmistan and Mehboob Studio had such sets that you have to see in the theatres to believe.

To cut it short and crisp, the songs are a huge hit..the movie leaves me a mark with Ranbir Kapoor but it doesn't stand a very good chance of competiting with OM SHANTI OM. But having said that both are diffrent type of movies. Farah Khan has made another masala movie with SRK, so if you wanna watch something different you watch SAAWARIYA.

I give it a 3 star out of 5. Go and watch in this DIWALI and do clasp your lover's hand. You will enjoy the touch so long you are watching the movie.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007


When you have completed 26 seasons in life, you ought to see different complexions of life especially in the "road to love". Few of them have been due to the evergreen world of Bollywood, and thanks to it, we got to here and there find a little more freshness. Which is why I am penning this review.

To me, Imtiaz Ali has given a new blend to the ever-repeated saga of Bollywood romance. JAB WE MET is not something that we haven’t seen or come across in life; it has shades of PYAR TO HONA HI THA, DDLJ, and various other Bollywood biggies- but what sets it apart than?

I would say the characters of Kareena and Shahid and wonderful screenplay. As, if Imtiaz knew where, when and which frames are be exactly inserted. So, it says a lot about the research on the project.

I am not narrating the story here; it’s Shahid who has the duty of safely dropping Kareena back home to Bhatinda for everything except love. Kareena bubbly and effervescent, doesn’t mince words and could be heard saying “main apni favorite hoon’ has a boyfriend Tarun Arora.

During this adventure to Bhatinda, Shahid’s life changes and he develops a soft corner for Kareena while Kareena’s life changes too. What happens finally is something you got to pay some 180 bucks and watch.

Shahid and Kareena had appeared before in FIDA, and fans were disappointed to find their chemistry cold. It becomes tough in two accounts for when we have a competitor like John-Bipasha scoring hits as couple, and you obviously know that your onscreen chemistry is somehow not better as your off-screen chemistry. Here, Kareena and Shahid both performed exceptionally well.

To me Kareena has always been a little overacted actress, and so if you find her a little more overacting, just ignore it. It’s much better than MAIN PREM KI DIWANI HOON. She was good in her dialogue delivery and very natural.

A scene which stands out is when she pushes Shahid to jump to the water. I found it so natural and spontaneous.

Shahid has a mixed bag of fortune in Bollywood; he started with a bang in ISHQ VISHK and than a couple of semi-flops. The reason is not that he is a one-time show, but he hasn’t chosen roles that could justice to his character.

Can you tell me what was he doing in DEEWANE HUE PAGAL? Similar lines of Tusshar Kapoor, Shahid struggles to make a movie run on his own. It is than he needs someone to support him.

JAB WE MET is such a refreshing change for Shahid and his fans. Not only he essays the character well, he shows a great deal of maturity too under that boyish charm.

Shahid is an excellent dancer and Pritam Chakraborty’s music goes well with Shahid and Kareena.

All said and done, will this movie work? It should run for two mainly reasons- I don’t believe cheap publicity works, but in India when we see a couple coming to a coffee show holding hands together and cajoling each other, and the next time they break up- the fans would love to pay to watch them.

I was observing Shahid and Karenna’s lip kiss together and I found to be very natural and spontaneous. They made a good pair. The second reason is Bollywood hasn’t seen a real romantic love journey for sometimes now.

The last if I remember was DIL CHAHTA HAI. This movie has freshness and dealt very differently. Also, the timing of the movie was perfect. With biggies like OM SHANTI OM and SAAWARIYA releasing during Diwali, JAB WE MET should be in a firm position. I see a good future of this movie. Shan has again sung something similar in the lines of TANHA dil.

I give it a 4 star out of 5 only for its spontaneity, freshness and Shahid-Kareena. Go watch it!

Sunday, October 28, 2007

An Encounter to Remember @ GOA

Monday, October 01, 2007


[This is an work of 26 year old brain's imagination; readers are advised to read it and apply it on their own merits and not blind foldely trust it. In a nutshell: take it just a work of imagination]

Sometimes a single difference in Chromosmes can build up a relationship, and I feel she understands that. The past few months have been quite hectic for me workwise and she added more to it. I met her through a social-network site and immediately clicked. I was trying to woo her for two reasons since she shares her name with my class teacher and she comes from my fav place: Shillong.

It didn’t take much time for me to start converse, because I guess I was at my wits best trying to put poetry in motion. Guys! now, here is the real tricky part- something that you need to understand when you make the all important first move. Respect-Yes, Respect her tremendously. She is someone you are expecting to date and than if things click, go ahead and have a married life.

But how many of us do that? We guys are so impatient to make the first move that all we need is the contact information on the first day and a date on the second day. Well, it may happen if you are a Tom Cruise or a Hrithik but for a medicore guy like me (most of us) we need to make our move.

Take a look into her profiles and read it- yes, just don’t look into her snaps and album. We all agree that looks count at the first notice- obviously, 80 % scraps comes from that single look, but after that what? You just can’t keep on complimenting on her looks. This can result in two ways-either she will make you a puppet or think you are an a********* (this still is a family-oriented blog).

I chose to make a move on her after I were sure that she would give a feedback to my scraps. Now, guys! here’s a funda: if you don’t receive a scrap from a female, try to go through the profile and understand has she been ignoring you? If she has done it, accept it gracefully. Don’t panick and most important don’t be frustrated! There are lot of girls out there..someone is there waiting; so go on.

After a few scraps with her, there came a point when I wished to take the lead-when I say a lead, I meant I wanted to go ahead and talk to her over the phone. Now, guys this is another thing you wish to know. How can you get a girl cell no.? you need to understand that from her scraps- if her scraps doesn’t read more than 1 line-no chances of you making that move than- it will take some more time-maybe weeks, months or maybe years  But, if its flowing nicely as with my Shillong mate, than you gotta take a risk.

2 things can happen here- she can backfire thinking that you are a spirit of Lucifer or she will promptly respond. So how will respond and approach? I sense this to much intuition and striking upon a line. So create a situation and than ask her. If she understands it, she will give you her cellno as my shillong dear did. Well, if she doesn’t understand, I won’t bother even to call upon her. Somehow, I prefer a bit of intelligence- it turns me on sharply than a REVLON coated lips.

We spoke over the phone and here’s something that you need to learn. Most of the guys give up conversing. Remember: it’s where it all starts. She needs to know if you can strike a conversation. Well what should I speak on? Listen, don’t start off telling and banter how good you are in this and that? We all have a quality that God has given. Work on it.

Strike a conversation in which both of you have mutual interests- if there’s none, well alarm bell rings! To be on safe side, push the ball on her side and than she will talk and cash it on. Once in conversation, cash it in.

if she is interested, (remember she is otherwise 95 % of girls wouldn’t give their nos to strangers) relax! Don’t husp up and try to create a larger than life character. With her I always tried to be natural and somewhere down the lane she respected it.

Alright, so after few months of calls, its natural you wish to meet her. Note: don’t have high expectations- it fails miserably. Girls: if you are looking for a flinge, tell him directly and if you are looking for committed relantionship take some time off.

When you wish to meet her , drop a line suggesting her. Don’t say “I want to meet you”. This I is dangerous-what if she isn’t interested to meet you. Yes, conversing over phone is a thing different from meeting up an individual. Simple who knows what kinda element you are? Prefarbly, you might be someone cooking up the whole picture. So she may try to play it safe and that’s where the TRUST factor comes into picture. If she says no to meet immediately, respect that decision.

If a guy has foul intentions, he will back out immediately while the one who really is interested will be there. Girls need to understand that thing.

Well I don’t know for sure what fate has stored for me and my Shillong girl, but eventually as time progresses and flowers bloom there will be lot of trust and commitment between them. If it doesn't progress also, all we know is a lot of memories that we can share, shan't we sweets? am I incorrect?

I am not sure if they will be life-partners but definitely they have sealed a bond of mutual trust and both of them are really proud of it.

And to conclude, guys! somewhere in the world, someone will be there. You just need to find out that person and trust me when you do that, the heart would immediately pause a beating and ask, “care to reflect your smile in my list?”

Cheers guys and all the best for your loved ones and remember always respect a women. 9 out of 10, chances are you will succeed!

Saturday, September 22, 2007


A smile perhaps is the best thing that happen to an individual when he is down, acts as an antidote to many of the distressing moments. And to take the ordeal of jotting down something but finally, I wish to pen down my experiences; Trust me! it is the most challenging thing to talk about smiles of a woman after spending innumerable nights on thinking and interviewing guys, I have finally come up with this. There have been guys writing to me asking me to suggest them about dating tips; please be patient.I will be shortly coming up with a dating article. In the meantime, enjoy this article in viewing smiles of woman.

Presenting, the best of the smiles in random order: She is someone I fell in awe from the first day, amazing radiant smile..

It says smile tell a lot about a person; what's the person mentality, how they cope things and wat degree exactly are they going to converse with. Being a 26 years old and not having exactly the best of things to do is a sick thing.

I was in twilight when I heard someone saying "why don't you talk about the smiles of Indian ladies?" I said hmm ahhh eee..well the expressions never seem to actually go well with me, but what i do write abt smiles?

Talk abt smiles the first thing comes to mind is that of my mom..mama always has nice dimples when she smiles; untouachable and up to the smile comes of Delhi School girls..Now, they are in 10th standard near Okhla, some
pretty smiles to be seen, these are often seen in the golgopa chambers next comes the hyderbad girls; they are often to be seen in a crowded charminal market; very classical buying jewels; one of the features of the women are smiles- it's not ha ha ha..thoda sharmana and with a little coy and jhooki attitude scream aap ka naam hai behankoosh.

Usually, I grew in the hills, and than one fine day, when my eyes open to adulthood she was there.I still recall a windy summer not much to be seen and there
she was in a shalwar..I met her in Orkut and amongst all the smiles she beamed quite a torch; I think her name is Affreen and much to her name, she is enhachanted by all. I couldn't never express myself to her for she left me as usual

A smile radiates a sense of joy, makes things so meaningful and broke down the monontonus of a journey. You know with a smile you are always chanced upon to get something in life- she might say yes to you and you live happily after. what takes a women to smile? it isn't easy; i have seen hundreds of guys trying their level best to make a way to woman's hear- flowers, sweet talks, cards, emails etc..I am very poor in all this. My idea is to keep it very simple--never make it glorified; you wish her to smile right. Just have a talk to her and say how much it lights you up when she smiles. Respect her immensly and sknow how to give value for a women's smile

Next smile, she is currently in Jaipur and I have such a platonic relationship with her. My friend in Purple Haze; her smile is instanteous even when she cries, it feels she is smiling from within

It's interesting that a woman smiles logical or illogically you end up being the culprit if you make her cry. how many times have u heard this ///aaare rula dhi na meri beti ko..aare kuch bhi karo trust me, first thing a woman smiles for no particular reason ..

A typical indian girl smile

she will smile and you gotta know that the smile is for you to get in groove; don't question her why are u smiling? chances her that she will give you that DARK look which even the toughest of Himesh Reshammiya song won't make you gleeeeeeee secondly, over the phone..hi..he he, ahh, hmm get rid of these expressions..two thinsg she is pulling your legs on a first note, laugh with her smiles- it won't cost much..yes, i know its stupid..but just laugh..secondly,
move with the flow--she is interested and wants to be persuaded, you know there are quite a few things you need to do next.

just wrote a few lines..tell me if you can hows it:

Broken hearts never cease to beat
They don't bleed but uncontrollably weep
Memories of their beloved haunt
And their voices echo within the walls
None can ever hear their cry
That's muted behind those mysterious eyes

Lilac, someone who currently makes me belive the end is the beginning

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Washed in Bangalore

There's an old saying, "mind the roads before you step". Here, in Bangalore each and every step that we take on these roads, there's something to add to the woes. Incessant rains have left Bangalore with severe jams, fluctuating power cuts and worst all accidents. The blame game has started with people accusin g BMP officials, who in turn point their fingers to hardcore politicans and it carries on.

I traveleld to electronics city five days a week and trust me its painful. almost 30 mins of journey has become 120 mins one and there's every chance it will become more worse in the days to come. I am confused as to why this 'Silicon Valley' tag has been atributed to Bangalore merely because it hubs majority of software companies. Infrasturcture wise, lemme tell you its poorest than Hyderabad and Chennai

Politicans do not worry abt it; all they are worried is abt their power and money
Those having vehicles will go against law and order in every sense

Just my random thoughts.......

Sunday, September 16, 2007


Here comes the top-ten list of movies of mine; I am not that die-hard Hollywood or Bollywood movies crawler, but friends are pushing me to announce so here goes. This movies have been watched by me over the years and somewhere down the lane I have tried to use them in my life; Please note this is not a review of the movie-it's just to tell you why I watch these movies over and over again.

1) PULP FICTION: What a classic movie from the chambers of cinema moghuls Quentin Tarantino. Everything of the movie- right from the characters' names- Marcellus Wallace, Vincent, Pitt to the cinematography stood out. The dialogue delivery was simple and easy to hold, but what sets it drastic appart is the way Tarantino makes simple dialogues like 'I solve problems', 'A please would be nice', "What kind burger is this?" "Ezekel" stands apart.
Critics opined that the stellar of PULP FICTION was Samuel Jackson,which I agree to an great extent. It would however, be an insult of I don't value the importance of a John Travolta or a Harvey Keitel, Uma Thurman, Bruce Willis or Tarantino?

An interesting aspect was how Tarantino uses his music to cause an impact-scenario be it JACKIE BROWN, KILL BILL, RESERVOIR DOGS etc. I loved the song 'Girl! you'll be a woman someday'. PULP FICTION is such a classic that certain Australian university asked their students to write papers on it. I have watched it more than 20 times and I recommend you to watch-with a pinch of lemon, vodka,dry finger chips. say what again, i dare you, i double dare you motherfucker... say what one more goddamn time!

2)GOLMAAL- This is one of the finest Indian comedies that have hit the theatres. It came from the house of Hrishikesh Mukhherjee and as usual it had simple real-life chracters in Utpal Dutta, Amol palekar, Bindya Goswami, Dina Pathak etc. A story of double-identity to befool the boss and a series of sequences that follows to a never-been-seen climax makes it to the collector's gallery. The songs especially Aanne Waala Paal still ranks in the top of the charts.

3) GOODFELLAS- This is undoubtedly one of the best story-telling movies that has come from Hollwood. Nicholas Pileggi & Martin Scorsese screenplays are always a subject of interest and this 90's film based on the book WISEGUY had wonderful actors and an excellent script to bank upon.

Any kid born on the streets of Italy would say this is my story.The opening line whered Ray Liotta says SO FAR I REMEMBER I ALWAYS WANTED TO BE A GANGSTER immediately takes you on hold. Added to the extra-bonanza were Joe Pesci, Robert De Niro, Lorraine Bracco, and Paul Sorvino performances. Watch out for the classic scene, which is titled "HOW DO I LOOK FUNNY TO YOU?"

4)FORREST GUMP: I am sure much like me, folks feel Tom Hanks is a purist for he not only enacts the character of a physical challenged wonderfully, but he seems to challenge the normal human beings with a thought "Can we dare to compete like them?" It won an Oscar and undoubtedly one of the rare collections in my library.

There were certain instances in the movie that has remained with me and has played a part in my growing years; I always treasure this lines "MY MOM ALWAYS SAYS, LIFE IS LIKE A BOX OF CHOCOCLATES, YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT YOU WILL GET". To me it says, always be ready and competent enough to face the life's odd challenges and enjoy the moments that comes by. A must watch for everyone!

5) DIL CHAHTA HAI- Farhaan Akhtar changes the cinema-making with his trendy and classic debutant movie; it gave us Sid, Akaash and Sameer- three characters that were like "ah-we saw them somewhere" and it moved us so much that right from Aamir's Goatee to Akashaye's sketches, everything became a hit. It suddenly changed the cult of movie-making in Bollywood and ushered a season of uncoventional movies that seem to be somehow make a move in Bollywood. My personal favorite if you are watching it with your girl!

6) TAXI DRIVER-- He remains as one of the iconic of my growing years. Robert De Niro like Al Pachino has played some immortal characters and this character of Travis Bickle, a Marine who fought in the Vietnam War, is a distant and unstable young man of 26 from the Midwest. As a chronic insomniac, he becomes a nighttime taxi driver in New York City.Travis spends his restless days in seedy porn theaters and driving around Manhattan.The film was chosen by Time Magazine as one of the 100 best films of all time. Watch out De Niro, Jodie Foster etc.

7) AMERICAN BEAUTY- Another classic movie that didn't get released in India. Reasons, unknown or for some sexual explicit content. This movie is very close to mine for two obvious reasons- one was obviously Mina Suvari and the second it reminded me of my ex-girl.

I still remember it watching it with my ex-girl, and when we just walked out she looked at me and said, "Would you still love me if I were dead?" I could realise how much relationships meant to her, and this Sam Mendes movie did more wonders than possibly ever could imagine. We broke up but I still feel some relationships are hold in the sweet chambers of heart and treasured always. Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Thora Birch,Wes Bentley and Mena Suvari makes the movie to get into the classic room. Kevin Spacey won the Oscar and I salute the entire group for its stellar performances!

8) SCENT OF A WOMAN- The man who comes next to Robert De Niro in acting is Al Pacino. Right from the GODFATHER days, Al has always enacted each and every character with such perfection and class, that it is tough for me to single out the best AL Pacino movie, but I would say this movie comes very close.

A 1992 classic. which tells the story of a preparatory school student who takes a job as an assistant to an irascible blind, medically retired Army officer. It stars Al Pacino, Chris O'Donnell, James Rebhorn, Gabrielle Anwar, and Philip Seymour Hoffman. The climax in which Al gives a speech is considered in the management books as the very best. Also,doesn't ever miss out to watch out his Tango. Interestingly, after the making of the movie, when Chris O' Donnel asked Al about what he had to say on his performance, Al wrote a short note saying that he didnt even notice him Chris O'Donnel in the movie. Now, that just proves his Pacino's dedication to the character. Also, we got one of the immortal signature tune--HU HA HU HA

9) ANAND: How many of you have wached Tapan Sinha's classic BAWARCHI? Robi's It's just touching to watch Rajesh Khanna trying to enact a Robi Ghosh role in ANAND; Babusmoshai and his Amitabh's performance-unbelieveage. What I learnt-- don't be scared of death, smile and death will look wonderful to you.

10) DEEWAR- This is one of Mr. Bachchan's movies that I chose to keep it ahead of SHOLAY and AGNEEPATH only becuase of i felt its screenplay by Javed Akhtar was the best of the lots. Amitabh fights and gives his career-0riented performance as an angry young man who never goes to the temple, bows only before his mother and who says "aaj bhi pheke paisa nahin uithata"

On Road for a Railway Ticket

The day started with a kick off to my Final semester MBA classess, but before proceeding to the classes, I went to the Koramangala BDA Complex to book my railway tickets from Bangalore to Chennai for 5th October night. A couple of interesting things happened that made me to compose this note

1) It was a dry queue with hardly 5-7 people to get tickets. Makes me wonder how technology has contributed to mankind. E-Commerce has really strengthed in the years and websites like IRCTC & Indian Railways have taken more than 50 percent of the consumers in hold. fantastic!

2) On paying the required amount, the official told me to give change for 25 rs. Now, this is a situation wherein I had to go eat ravad idly and pay the change to get back the tickets. Can we have a change system wherein an automated machine pays the change or give the required money. Or say, something the Ticket offices write on the back of the ticket so that the credit or debit amount can be charged by the TT during journey. This unnecessary saves a lot of harassment

3) Professor Appan took a fantastic ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) class today as part of our Final Semester specialized course. He spoke about the ERP benefits and specially mentioned how there is a dearth in the specialization in HR on ERP. I realy wish to know more on it. Btw, MBA is a fantastic programme; folks who are planning to do it: do a full-fledged programme, it's worth!

4) Finally, I tasted the Chicken Biryani with Gongura Achar; spoke to mama over the phone.

That's all!

Monday, August 27, 2007

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If you meet the criteria stated below you can apply for the job. Your CV should reach the Honorary Secretary, Board of Control for Cricket in India, CRICKET CENTRE, 2nd Floor, Wankhede Stadium, 'D' Road, Churchgate, Mumbai 400 020 on or before September 15. Email: / .


a) Working closely with the Selection Committee and interacting periodically with the Review Committee to be set up by the Board.

b) Should have the ability to plan and manage programs for the elite cricketers

c) Should be capable of building positive relations with the public and media.

d) Should be capable of motivating players and thus helping them to optimize their performances at all times.

e) Should be familiar with the use of performance analysis software packages.

f) Should be available to conduct clinics and workshops for the local coaches

g) Should have excellent communicating skills as he is required to communicate at different levels like players, team management, selectors and the Board

h) Should be capable of providing the team with tactical expertise


a) Should be a qualified coach with minimum level III coaching accreditation from Cricket Australia, England or India

b) Should have played at least level of First Class cricket.

c) Extensive coaching experience and expertise in working with elite cricketers

d) Should possess basic IT skills to be able to operate the match analysis program

e) Should have been a coach of an international or national team or a coach at an elite Coaching Centre of international repute

f) Should have basic knowledge of Indian cricket, Indian player pathway and Indian culture and ethos

g) Should have basic knowledge of Sports Science and Sports Medicine

h) Should be capable of handling the team under high pressure situations

i) Should possess outstanding organizational skills

j) Should have knowledge of the international coaching trends

k) Should have experience in using the video technology.


a) The appointment as coach shall be for a period of two years, starting from October 1, 2007.

b) The job requires a great deal of time away from home traveling with the Indian team both in India and Abroad

c) Terms and conditions are negotiable

Friday, August 17, 2007



Fellow Neighbours,

This profile comes from the locales of Javacity, Koramangala.

I never thought I'd say this, but I am all grown up. At a declaration meet recently, someone
over the coffee table looked at me and asked,"don't you Orkut?" I painstakingly responded's waste of time to which she gave me a pitying look usually reserved for endangered creatures.

It's a different story although that within next few days, my entire routine had turned topsy-turvy, but hell! who cares- writers are always perceived to be those nonsense fellas with grin on their faces. Just ask any fellow software developer and get ready for some amazing comments. As for the lady, well she chose to go out for me a date, which lasted only for 10 minutes. But before she went out with her BF, I was made aware of Shakira's Hips, Liposuction creativity, blah blah..

I searched again- this time a Coffee day waitress (studies in Christ College)- I thought God! Cappucino would really taste well this time. Well, early Sunday morning we were in Thomas Chruch- the lady prayed (I was praying with two hands folded), and she looked at me and uttered those golden words, "I'm engaged". I looked into the yonder sky..couldn't see God. Much like that cloudy sky, I too felt my life had engulfed in dark clouds.

And then this writer walked in; she made me believe that I needed to smile more and talk less. Why? For she does that job so well. Bunny, as I fondly call her gave
me an Appam treat and also a lesson in punctuality. I decided that here's someone who had a thought for every topic and holla! a guy like me bowed down and said "Thy care to be respected lady". She is one of the best friends I have till date, and we both are pleasantly surprised by that.

And the seasons rolls on..the last time I went out with a girl from Orkut, we landed up in Amoeba. The good part is this Balwdins chick has become my Bowling partner, and
ya! when she rolls that ball, I am too rolled or bowled over.

Thanks guys for being a part of my life! I enjoyed each and every second of this Orkutting phase.

Thanks Mr.Bernokutten! Is he a Turkish or a Malyalee? A big round of applause for you conceiving this stuff.

But just like every good thing, this too ends here. I need
to get hold on my career! But girls, guruji is always there to help. You can find me on weeknights at Brewhaha, Koramangala (Near JNC) somewhere between 8-10.

Adios pals!

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Don't Run In Courts-Get an Online Divorce

What is this world coming to? Just too advanced? Is she reading this.....

Sunday, August 12, 2007

FUGA Rocks

Ya the party continues..awesome girls and dogs watching them..........sssssssssshhhh sssssssssshhhhhhhhh

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Poster of the Night: Identify the Autowallah?


When I Smoked for the First & Last Time

Do I Inhale in or out?

Awful feeling.........Purple Haze, Koramangala with Nirvana in the Background

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Rise and Fall of Prabheesh

The rise

and fall of Prabheesh.....

Post-effects of CAT aspirants

Saturday, June 09, 2007

Sunday, April 22, 2007


It’s been sometimes now that I have been provided a room in Orkut, and my neighbours (70 and still counting) have been excellent in all fronts. Be it the girl from Christ College, Bangalore or a Technical Writer from Mumbai, my neighbors have been co-operative in all fronts.

Harddone the scraps have been sometimes very sweet, though a few people have blasted me for my photogenic snaps. I also had the fortune to meetup with some of my neighbors who have been touchwood very sweet. The only drawback after meeting them is that I’ve become little diabetic to say, notforgetting the ooom taste of Appam,Arabian Chicken and what not!...Thanks all!

Testimonials have been written, and I seriously thank each one of you including those of non-testimourners. I am now aware of my latent qualities..

I joined a few communities, which have become so overcrowded these days with questions pouring like ‘would u date me?’ 'how would u rate the profile?'…I sense, we have quite a few writers, painters who have demonstrated their skills and created new norms of art. They are likely to get Nobel Prize soon.

Well if that’s not enough, sometimes Orkut has treated me very badly. Often, at times, my password has been hacked only to discover my neighbours were playing hide and seek with me..
All said and done, and as I doze the ball in Orkut’s court, I respect each and everyone who has visited my profile. Please don’t hesitate to drop a line or two. I am sure there are enough nice words in the dictionary to use.. You can ping me on Yahoo. I am available as potatobuck…I will respond to you if my company lifts out the ban on Orkut.

Wel, all the best to all of you! Happy Surfing and remember that anytime you wish to see your hands get colored, Matrimonial Guruji or Raj or Jersy is always there.

Thursday, April 05, 2007

When she played a string...

Amazing soul..pity that they she left the glass empty...

Friday, March 30, 2007

A poem on Love! He He

I wrote this crap when I was dating this chick from Shillong; she did care for me a homemaker with two kids..I just thought I'ld scribble here so that some relationships are always remembered.
Thanks for a wonderful time Carol! See you in next birth..Muaaaah! ouch, I still make na braces,...

How much I love you I can't say,
It's more than words can hold...
You're all at once my rich, red clay, My potter and my mold...
Yours the words that shaped my voice, The spirit within mine...
Yours the will that shaped my choice, My fortune, and my sign...
How lucky I was to have had you At the core of me!
Wise and good, you always knew Just what I could be?
And so I came to be someone Whom I could be proud of...
For this I give my swollen sum Of gratitude and love...

Friday, March 09, 2007

Aati kya date main?

Oom, New year plans---

1) ZERO G--1500 rs/ inclusive of dance and drink-- a place filled with IBMites in Residency Road.

2) Speedzone--Lil far- good place to shake your booty!

3) Purple Haze- Residency Road- Good music, nice dancers, good hunks and well-served food.

4) Firaangi Paani-The Forum, an ideal place if you want to get drunk, and let your friend kill you.

5) Styx-Brigade Road, good music and dark places to get naughty!

6) My house-- a sad place- you cook and I eat

If you want your guy to come along, then select from the above options.

Well, if you wanna go out with me alone, then I might let you know more plans:

1) Ozone: New freshness, plays Beatles..goes well with Susi wine

2)Java Green, a candle night dinner and a play..My first date in Bangalore and lasted 10 minutes; dated the coffee waiter than

3) Baskin 21 Robbins, Koramangala: Melting place and no distraction; your chick will love it and it's worth

4) Leela Palace: I can afford it for an evening; great place to have wine and your chick might get hit on the first dose

Let me know, I am waiting, and you know it's worth waiting

Guy with a heart wide as Framemaker document.


Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Infy main Quizmaster

Infy ke hall main mast dhaamal

My first quiz as a quizmaster in Infosys ..February 28th, 2007

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Suit up to kill chicks

Never thought I'd say this, but I am all grown up! Well the day has come, my friends. The day has come.

I've said it in this space before: Any man serious about the art of consistent romance needs to comprehend the following truism: Chicks love suits. Don't believe me? Visit any fine tailor or vendor of serious menswear and who do you find standing outside, all pressed up and panting against the glass? Chicks, that's who. Staring in, straining to catch a glimpse of your sophisticated virility. You know it, I know it, chicks know it, and finally your date knows it. Hopefully, technical writers know it too.

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Count your chickens before you party!

(Readers note: The content reflects a 26 year old guy's mental trauma and has nothing to do with society at large. The writer is a well known potato in some industry,which are filled with people shouting and howling at each other; some profession pays for it.The reader is doing well presently and is on medication at large. Last seen at Opus. He has taken refuge for 2 years at the bar.

Alright first things first, take a bow before the lord almighty because what are you going to read at this section has nothing to do with God but everything to do with wordly things.

We all know Valentines Day's is an enormous, steaming pile of disappointment. A full year's worth of failed expectations and fizzled dreams wiped clear to make room for 365 more days of failed expectations and fizzled dreams.

This year? New strategy: party; I mean, parties are reflection of each individuals way of celebration. It is an occasion where he or she lets the world aware of their composition, hugging, dancing and communication skills and above all their all important DRINKING skills. Shucks! Raj, you gotta be kidding. "You aren't going to give gyaan on parties", screamed my colleague Neha. "You moron, I asked you thrice and all the time, you were out by the first dose", says Carol. Understandbly, this girls are correct. I mean I can't win against this 'Saturday Night Fever' and never make them understand.However, I will tip you on some secrets to party on a Valentines eve. (The comments do not reflect society as a whole but the mere status of Raj)

Total number of trips to the bathroom(monitored by toilet-flush count)

Number of Mallika Sherwat jokes attempted

Number of times you said "I love you' to her

Lots of Iodex, spill beans and cashew nuts

Guests to seat ratio (the floor does count)

Total beers consumed(bottle count)

Total attempts to hug and kiss (never allow sexual intimacy in house)Its a NO-NO for vegetarians!

No water in the house

Try to borrow the Moon for an evening; maybe, that's the last time you guys are viewing the moon together.

Flatter her/him with your comments (be honest sometimes)..Hey where's your friend Sharon, never seen her arms again? Stop kidding Raj, don't tell me you have a GF? she will run away for sure..well she did.. I swear..I did run like Tom Hanks did for Leonardo Di Caprio in Catch Me If You Can...if at any other level, I'ld have got India its first medal in 100 meters race.. anyway in my case, it was CATCH ME IF YOU HAVE MONEY...sorry, I don't have..that's one reason, girls don't date me after first evening.

Use some opening lines to strike to strangers. How about watching a female technical writer sipping coke and asking her "allow me to make it sweet"?...yaak! I know ....

Never force on her to drink. (Be a genteleman!) Haven't you read the great matrimonial guruji? He says "come one, come all! but never force anyone!)

Always drop her back home. Be a gentelman. You don't have a vehicle like me. Take it from your friend or if you wanna be a lil romantic,ask her if you can take her in your arms and drop her? Yaak, what's happening to you DUDE? I ain't carring a 65kg trolley.. But I do pay road tax?

all said and fine, guys have a great Valentines eve. Love and be loved, but most important ask yourself if you guys have all important but LOVE between each.

-Guruji on the other street

Monday, February 05, 2007

Invitation to Roomies for Raj's birthday bash


Greetings from Bangalore!

Just like every good thing has its own taste, so also every roomie has his duty to make his friends taste that sweetness. I take up this opportunity to invite all of you to my birthday bash

The details are below:

Chief Guests: Prabheesh, Bala and Shani

Dinner: 8:15pm
Venue: Tamarind (Opposite to IIPM Bangalore)

Followed up by
Movie: Rocky Balboa (Thanks Bala!)
Time: 10: pm

Popcorn + drinks: Prabheesh will decide (He owes me 11,500rs)

Special Treat: Raj’s pole dance

Auto Fare: Prabheesh + Bala

Mandatory: Third rate behaviour

Presents: Of course..Ted’s Black Blazer suits me well + Lui Phillipe .....(White)

Be there at time

High Five!

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Sunday, January 21, 2007

My take on GURU

Come Feb’ when Abhishek flaunts Aishwarya with a garland, we might just have a déjà vu. Mani Ratnam’s Guru is an epitome of Indian Cinema coming of ages, and I know Faran Akhtar and Ashutosh Gowarikher have seconded that. Mani Ratnam has done a fantastic job of bringing dreams to a middle-class household and asking one to reach for it. The only thing that he asks you is have confidence and a belief in yourself. It was that belief which made Rakesh Mehra made Rang De Basanti and it scored and certainly Guru is an icing on the cake. Gurukanth Desai (Abhishek Bachchan) runs helter-shelter in Istanbul selling petrol bumps neglecting his father’s advice to pursue higher education in the village. Guru grows up with prosperity and wealth often ballying with Mallika Sherawat but for a not a single moment he shields away from his dream- to make India marked in the global map. Rejecting a promotion he travels back to his village where his dad fancies his idea of starting a business. Guru confides with his friend Aryan Babar and marries Aishwarya for a dowry. Next is the episode of how Guru makes it to the global map, sets up his SHAKTI Empire, accusations and how he braves all this.

Though people are showering accolades on Abhishek Bachchan’s performance, realm is this guy was a prospect from the day1. He had a good start in Refugee but did some blunders in TERA JADOO CHAL GAYA and all..but what a character he has portrayed in GURU. Full marks to Mani Ratnam for utilizing the potentials of Abhishek as Lallan in YUVA and now as Guru. Mani has centered on Abhishek’s posture and his eyes in the movie. If akshaye kumar could be the nation’s hero for his delightful laughter in JAANEMAN, Gurukant desai’s smile too is matchable. Ash is pefect and matches well in her role. Mithun Da gives a power packed performance and added to that Madhavan’s fight with Abhishek. Vidya Balan does a good job and shares a great chemistry with Madhavan. If Dhoom pictured Hrithik-ash smooch, Vidya and Madhavan too had a spontaneous smooch. Full marks to the talented Rajiv Menon for brilliant camerawork. Rahman’s music is top-notch.

The movie will be remembered for Abhishek’s stupendous performances. His interactions with the people; the cunningness of the business trades he employs; his romantic liaison with Ash; softness for Vidya Balan; his break-up amidst the people and a delightful speech in the courtroom. Guru promises, delivers and ushers a season of hope for future entrepreneurs. It justifies that business is not a mushy path rather filled with thorns. But someone who believes that he can bed both roses and thorns is only going to be successful. It teaches- Dream Big and believes that you can achieve. Salute to such crafted movie!