Marriage & Ferris Wheel

A husband and wife went to the city fair. The wife wanted to go on the Ferris wheel, but her husband wasn’t comfortable with that, so the wife went on by herself. The wheel went round and round and suddenly the wife was thrown out and landed in a heap at her husband’s feet. “Are you hurt?” he asked. “Of course I’m hurt!” she replied. “Three times around and you didn’t wave once!” Advertisements Continue reading Marriage & Ferris Wheel

It’s Written… :D

I remember the first time I saw it. Slumdog Millionaire that is.

I am sure you know about Slumdog Millionaire right? NO? Where the Hell have you BEEN, my friend? Stop yanking my chain! Ofcourse you know about it.

Movie:

Slumdog Millionaire inspires aweJamal, Latika, Slumdog Millionaire and is truly a great movie and well-deserving of all the accolades it’s received this awards season.  I highly recommend it, with one very strong caveat — you must have a very strong constitution to view this film, especially Indians.  Several scenes depicting the conditions in the poorest parts of India are absolutely awful to watch, especially early in the movie. For the average Indian who thinks that nationality lies in making sure that the other side of ‘shining India’ is not seen, the scenes are not very palatable.

Director Danny Boyle (28 Days Later, Trainspotting) does a masterful job handling an intense subject and the young Indian actors make the most of their performances.  But it’s the writer, a British guy named Simon Beaufoy who has adapted a novel by Vikas Swarup, who shines.  Slumdog Millionaire opens with a police inspector in Mumbai aggressively interrogating Jamal Malik (Dev Patel), a former street child. Jamal is a contestant on the game show, Kaun Banega Crorepati (the Indian version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?), hosted by Prem Kumar (noted Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor). Jamal has made it to the final question, but the police are now accusing him of cheating.

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Slipping thru’…

Hurrying to catch my cometNo destination shown – I wanna get on it Taking a day trip from this tragic kingdomGive myself a small safe taste of freedom Worrying about my reputationHow I’m gonna get out this situationFaith in control of my destinyNobody’s gonna get the better of me To live forever is my new fascinationComing back’s my inspiration A two-way choice. A cynic or believerMake the wrong decision watch life slipping through your fingers Continue reading Slipping thru’…

I Wish…

I wish I had an angel For one moment of love I wish I had your angel Your Virgin Mary undone I’m in love with my lust Burning angel wings to dust I wish I had your angel tonight to wish a heart a hell Deep into a dying day I took a step outside an innocent heart Prepare to hate me; fall when I may This night will hurt you like never before Old loves, they die hard Old lies; they die harder I wish… I’m going down so frail and cruel Drunken disguise changes all the rules Old … Continue reading I Wish…

The Solvable Ones…

There are some problems that can be solved. For example let me describe a a typical incident focusing on the differences between Male perceptions and Female perceptions. Both these creatures belong to same species, but their thought processes are entirely different.

Take a case into consideration where a guy named Bablu is attracted to a girl named Babli. He asks her out to a movie; she accepts; they have a pretty good time. A few days later he asks her out to dinner, and again they enjoy themselves. They continue to see each other regularly, and after a while neither one of them is seeing anybody else.

And then, one evening when they’re driving home, a thought occurs to Babli, and, without really thinking, she says it aloud: “Do you realize that, as of tonight, we’ve been seeing each other for exactly six months?”

And then there is a silence. To Babli, it seems like a very loud silence. She thinks to herself: Jeez, I wonder if it bothers him that I said that. Maybe he’s been feeling confined by our relationship; maybe he thinks I’m trying to push him into some kind of obligation that he doesn’t want, or isn’t sure of.

And Bablu is thinking: Gosh. Six months.

Babli is thinking: But, hey, I’m not so sure I want this kind of relationship, either. Sometimes I wish I had a little more space, so I’d have time to think about whether I really want us to keep going the way we are, moving steadily towards . . . I mean, where are we going? Are we just going to keep seeing each other at this level of intimacy? Are we heading towards marriage? Towards having children? Towards being together for lifetime? Am I ready for that level of commitment? Do I really even know this person?

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Travel travails… (Part II)

Warning: Read Part I first! ‘Sweating like a pig’… Do you know what that phrase means… I know it and I know it far too graphically. It was 11am of a very humid Mumbai morning and I was drenched… I did not sweat as much even when I was giving my board exams and while reading my physics question paper I realized that all questions seemed alien to me…But then I am getting ahead of myself here… let me recount what happened in my journey… The guy who had previously asked to exchange seats with my friend was back with … Continue reading Travel travails… (Part II)

Travel: Hope Floats…

Just back from the most perfect holiday… well as the title says it was almost perfect… I am still unsure what was missing but I am sure that as I recount my experiences I will find it… You know that scene when Rajnikanth finds out that he has two villains to kill but is left with only one bullet… yeah, I know life’s a bitch… so… what are you gonna do? Something like that happened with me too… I had been planning for a vacation for a long, long, long time and nothing interesting was forthcoming… Some or the other … Continue reading Travel: Hope Floats…

Anti-social Employment…

Note: The terms ‘Oh-Sho-Shweet’ and ‘Aaaw’ is taken from a gushing female-friend of mine. I love people, I really do. Besides the usual ‘oh-so-sexy’ category there is ‘oh-sho-shweet’ category (i.e. children, for those unacquainted with the ‘oh-so-sweet’ terminology – pronounciation: ‘oh-sho-shweet’) and the ‘aaaw’ category (if you don’t know what this means, place a puppy and a sample of the ‘oh-so-sweet’ category together in front of a girl and you’ll get, or rather, hear the idea), I am in awe of all Lawrence of Arabia, Rickys of Pointings, Georges of Bushes, Rajs of Thackereys and the likes. The ‘likes’ here, … Continue reading Anti-social Employment…

My Umbrella…

Everyone remembers their first… the first time you flew in an airplane, the first time you saw the sea, the first time you kissed a girl, the first time you fell in love, the first time you cried (strictly in case of guys), the first time you sang a song, the first time you won a prize… the list is endless… I too, like others, had a ‘first time’… I remember my first umbrella… No, it’s not a metaphor… Stop laughing… It was a Saturday, I remember because I had an off at school and mommy did not… She only … Continue reading My Umbrella…

Rank or Yank…

A shiver ran down my spine as I heard those words… "…and 5% of them will be killed…" No this quote is not from an POW story… this is the story of a family… The family had lots of members… grandfathers, grandmothers, fathers, mothers, sisters, brothers, nieces, nephews, and grandchildren… 22 people in total… these were the times of scarcity the rain last year had not been great… just enough… The great grandfather one day thought: "This year I will get lesser food… since I will have to share my share with all of them…" the conceited man that he … Continue reading Rank or Yank…

A veering post…

Disclaimer: You will not read anything meaningful in this post. There is no relevance whatsoever of any sentence with its previous counterpart and any semblance of that happening is purely a coincidence. In case you find this post interesting please reread there must be something wrong. If you are my 6th grade English teacher, "Yes, I know I am supposed to use shorter sentences. But I won’t because I don’t want to" Random Quote: Incompetence is widespread; I just look at the guys around… I am sure my friends find that in abundance 🙂 Everybody loves to give advice… "Do … Continue reading A veering post…

which do you prefer?

The phone rings. The lady of the house answers, “Yes?”ghost cartoon

“Mrs. Ward, please.”

“Speaking”

“Mrs. Ward, this is Doctor Jones at the Medical Testing Laboratory. When your Doctor sent your husband’s samples to the lab, the samples from another Mr. Ward was sent as well and we are now uncertain which one is your husband’s. Frankly, it is either bad or terrible.”

“What do you mean?” Mrs. Ward asks.

“Well, one Mr. Ward has tested positive for Alzheimer’s disease! (related to memory) and the other for AIDS. We can’t tell which your husband’s is”

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information technology foxed…

The foxy lady Olivia Munn is back and back with a ‘bang’! She is the new starlet hosting the viral video  for Dell Computers “IT Through The Decades…” The clip is more of a marketing ploy that is directed at the goof-ups or poor IT-related decisions companies have made the past few decades i.e. ’78 thru 2008. In the clip, Mike ‘the IT guy’ suggests ‘new’ technologies like databases and bar codes and gets made fun of by his colleagues. Olivia doesn’t have a million lines but then she was never hired to speak anyways, she does what she does … Continue reading information technology foxed…