Thursday, January 29, 2009


A smart-aleck friend told me recently what runs through her mind when people ask her questions:

Your Google’s as good as mine.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Want to replace Pratibha Patil?

I was surprised to see this ad appearing on my blog:

Sure, I was curious enough to click on it.
And here's where I landed! Very cleverly done, I say :)

Why we need more schools?

Simply so that more of us can learn some civics.

Today as the Indian constitution completes 59 years of existence, let's look at three of it's key implications.

How I wish the people involved in the linked stories would have studied these bits of the constitution in school. The least they can do is buy textbooks now and make up for it.

Let's pray those guys can catch up. In the meantime, let's take this opportunity and wish the more responsible citizens a very happy Republic Day!

Morts Sans Sépulture

It's been a year since I played Pandey... I had grown my hair for 2 months or more and was unshaven for some 45 days.

I am so goddamn nostalgic right now and I think its a good time to introduce you to GASP - the Guild of Actors at SP.

GASP was what 23 of us lived for 4 months... hours together, days together, each one of us, working on our lines, the sets, the sound, the props, the marketing bit - to build up the hype and all that goes into making a complete 2-hour play.

And we performed. To an auditorium packed with audience. With people sitting in the aisles.

GASP 2008 adopted Jean-Paul Sartre's "Men Without Shadows". We made our seniors proud. Their "Kamla" by Vijay Tendulkar was equally impressive.

And our juniors made us proud last week, when they gave life to Manjula Padmanabhan's "Harvest"
That is the source of all the nostalgia.

I really wish we could do it again. But GASP happens only once. And that's the beauty of it!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Tweeting in recession

A very interesting potential employer happened to mention that they'd prefer tech-savvy people.

Interestingly, the guy talking to us happened to mention twitter during the talk... 24 hours later, I had 15 new followers from my class on twitter! :)

No signboard here, Sir

After reading this, I am in two minds about retaining my previous post on this blog.

Worried, I approached the Oshiwara police station for advice only to be told that it would be "better" to delete it. Further, they figured that my server is based out of Lahore and therefore does not come under their jurisdiction.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Your friendly neigbourhood...

I have been listening to a lot of Pakistani rock music lately... Jal, Atif, Raeth, Akash, Fuzon et al.
Their music is the second thing I am in awe of. The first is their women - probably the most gorgeous in the world!

I have always wanted to visit Pakistan. For years.
After all, the land is a part of the history we've seen together as India.

I'm sure that the people - most people - on the other side of the border are just like the people out here. I've met a few of them on social networking sites and I don't see a reason why I should think of them as people from an enemy nation.

I wish to witness a better day, when we can visit the country - which once was one with ours - without any doubts or fears. And I wish they could visit us!


The Beatles | How do you do it?
(written by Mitch Murray)

How do you do what you do to me?
I wish I knew,

if I knew how you do it to me
I'd do it to you.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Eat Popcorn

From: Mihir Modi <snip>

destiny == everything pre-written. absolutely no personal control.

i believe in luck, though
luck == a series of random events in or against your favour.

destiny would, by definition make our lives a realisitic movie with no control - all we can do then, is eat popcorn.

From: Deepan Kapadia <snip>

Mihir Modi,

Do you still believe there is no destiny?

Sunday, January 18, 2009


Bravery, #2

Nearly two months after the attacks on Bombay, about 500 of India's most courageous men have, once again, swung into action.

I think they are right. You fight terror most effectively by throwing out the stand-up comedian.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Proving Secularism

Is India Secular?
Let's see...
My friend, Zeyd (a Muslim) sent me this text on December 25th:
"Wish you a Merry Christmas. Jai Shree Krishna"
Hence, proved!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Job = No job!

While discussing placement worries on a mailing list, a very close friend of mine, pissed off with his IT job, sent this brilliant line in:

"...don’t worry.. Being in a job is as big a problem as not
having one

Spot on, I say

Nirvana - home delivered.

Sudhirbhai, not known so much for his hostel laundry service as for his sense of humour, has been the source of inspiration for around a tenth of all the batch mails sent out at SP.

When managing the near-perfect supply chain of chaddis starts getting yawn worthy, Sudhirbhai shuffles them better than the best iPods can, always delivering shirts from Bhawani Tailors to Armani loyalists.

But since we all like change so much, Sudhirbhai also decided to do an Obama and invented a new tagging system - now all the tees have room numbers written on them, to ensure dabbawala type accuracy.

So the N, I, R and V of my dear friend Santhosh's Nirvana T-shirt now have his room number Reynoldsed on it for life. And for some reason, I like the new game better!

Sudhirbhai, we sure need original and creative geniuses like you, in a world dominated by the likes of Coldplay. Keep up the good work. Or as they say it, "Here we are now, entertain us!" :D

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Delhi 6 - Pre

I don't see too much TV these days, thanks to my crazy schedule and the fact that I live in a hostel 5 to 6 days a week.

Just saw Delhi 6 promo yesterday... and the movie looks really good.
Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra gave us Rang De Basanti, which arguably is one of the finest movies of our times. Just can't wait to see what he's got next! :)

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Who died?

Times of India does an Aaj Tak once again...

Got this one on the TOI website today. I'm still wondering who died?

(Thanks Manav, for pointing this out!)

Sunday, January 04, 2009

Thank you, Mihir!

I did myself a big favour today: I saw Slumdog Millionaire!