Sunday, January 27, 2008

When was the last time ???

"When was the last time you hit a striker into the hole?" I asked her.

She thought for a while. We met after a period of 1 year and this was the first question i asked her. Okay, she knew she had to answer the question. Yeah some answer to keep me happy.
"May be last summer" she said, "I dont remember".

Hey tell me when was the last time you can recall these few things....Those lil happiness of lifes those lil facets of life which you know, you experience but dont notice. Those things that you do not give a thought to or prepare to do but yet do.

  • When was the last time you hit a striker into a hole?
  • When was the last time you looked at the stars and tried to spot the brightest one?
  • When was the last time you picked up something exciting from the road?
  • When was the last time you fell asleep in someone's lap?
  • when was the last time you surprised someone with a random visit to their home?
  • When was the last time you wrote a letter to someone?
  • When was the last time you re-read one of the letters you'd once recieved?
  • When was the last time you saw a 25 paise coin?
  • When was the last time you bought a toy car or a barbie doll?
  • When was the last time you tried to read a station name frm inside a speeding train?
  • When was the last time you noticed the size and shape of your shadow?
  • When was the last time you sat down and noticed ants moving hither tither?

Hey !!! See I have just created a tag !!! But i am kin of fed up of tags so i'm not tagging this to anyone... But whoever wants to make a post of it is welcome. But i would love it if you shared the answers with me in the comment box, atleast to some of them.

Here go my answers:

  • I am so good at carroms that I could even hit strikers in holes whose diameter was less than the striker itself. Perhaps 1 1/2 year ago.
  • This was perhaps last Eid when I climbed the terrace to spot the moon.

  • Perhaps 7 months ago i found a stone unusually attracvtive...Its still with me.
  • 2 years ago perhaps in my moms lap in a train journey
  • 4 years ago we went to someones house i dont recall but remember the expressions
  • Just 5 months back i sent one to my dear 'mausi' but as some things would hav it. The letter returned back to me sayin the address was unreachable.
  • Yeah read one of the old letters recently...One was from my late grand father who had written to me in my tenth standard that i should do justice to everybody's hopes by gettin a first class in board exams. I thought that meant being the first all over india. Gulp !!! I thought !!! so many expectations !! later i knew that gettin 60 % and above is termed as first class. That turned out to be a cake walk.
  • One lies somewhere hidden in my wallet, but i never care to see it.
  • This is perhaps 10 years ago I tried hard to choose between a toy gun and a set of hotwheel cars and finally went for the cars. I have them still unbroken.
  • I do it all the time from the window. last train journey was 28 days back.
  • May be 4 months back but not in sunshine. when power was off and i lay in the shadow of the candle.
  • Perhaps 8 months back when it was summer, the responsibility of eradicating ants from the kitchen was given to me.

I love you !! All my frenz who are reading this !!! I learnt a lot from you !!! Will cherish you always !!!

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Teleshopping - Magicians at work !!!

If you have seen the Teleshopping advertisements, yeah !!! The ones in which two people come and chatter all that nonsense. How to tell whether they are lying or not? Its quite simple ~ ~Check whether their lips are moving !!! I almost mistook it for a magic show. I will tell you why?

Firstly because it proclaims to do the following things :
  • Reduce your weight from 150 Kgs to 150 grams
  • Decrease your current bill from Rs 2000/- to 2000 paise
  • Make 500 gallons of juice out of one orange !!!
  • Grow hair 1 cm thick and 1 m long on a bald head !!!
  • Extra glowing tube lights which cost you so much at the time of buying that you cant afford to spend anything on it again !!!
  • Make a Australian white class out of a Somalian Negro !!!

And now for the free items that these people promise.....Not only these !!! Free products anywhere !!! You buy something for thousands of rupees even after being given 99% discount and this is what you get free ~ ~ ~

  • A wrist watch which is not waterproof !!! Leave waterproof its not even airproof !!! (only to be used in vacuum)
  • A free redeem cash coupons whose last date - validity would be over by the time they reach you !!!
  • An electric iron that will equal back the original electricity bill which you reduced by using their earlier product !!!
  • A mosquito bat that can hardly paralyze a mosquito leave alone kill it !!!
  • A shirt worth Rs 4000 /- which you could anyhow get on the footpath for Rs 140 /- In addition to being untearable and unwrinkagable is also unwashable and untouchable !!!
I knew idiot box has always something scintillating to bore us !!! But Thanks a lot to Channel 'v' and 'M' tv !!! Cheers to a Great Week Ahead !!!

Friday, January 18, 2008

The girl who loved bulls !!!

We were so busily engrossed between those cute looking fishes. The aquarium shop was filled with all kinds of fishes, all colors. I simply loved watching them. And so immersed was I, for a moment i forgot that i had come with her. For her actually.

"You love fishes a lot na?" I asked her.
"Umm...I love bulls ", She said with a twinkle in her eye.

It so happened that
she visited my native place after one whole long year and as my luck would hav it they din stay with us. But She was an alien this time which naturally meant I was the guide !!! But But !! She doesnt seem to have plans of looking around the city. Grr... So, Finally i had to do something. So when i paid her a visit ....
I got a good welcome....Goodies were served by her mom which were sort of okay !!! I ate a few of them..... And as soon as I found out that she needed to submit a report on different kinds of fishes I had to do something...I offered to take her to an aquarian !!!
Now came another problem. How to take only her and leave her brother home. He liked roaming more than watching TV. One good excuse was that we go on a 2 wheeler !!! But would they send her with me on a 2 wheeler?? After convincing all sections of people that it was perfectly safe (including her brother by bribing him a chocolate) I could finally take her out.
The aquarian was a 10 km journey from the house which meant that i had enough time in travelling. We talked a lot of things while going. And luckily we dint talk about fishes...which I was fearing would be the main topic.
In half an hour we reached the 'fish corner'. That was a beautiful spot. I loved the place. That was my first visit there too !!! Finally after she completed her work writing names and scientific names and their egg sizes and their eating habits and blah blah blah she said she would buy me a gift. She bought me two gold fish. Yeah....And god i was so happy....After all 'A first gift' is always special. I wanted to give her a big hug. And you know i couldnt.
"You love fishes a lot na?" I asked her.
"Umm...I love bulls ", She said with a wild twinkle in her eye.
She chuckled. I chuckled. She giggled. I giggled. And then we laughed for quite some time. I dint understand why bulls but somehow she said it in a way that was down right funny. I dint think of it much. We laughed all the way back. I left her home. The day after she was going back to her home town.
Like every time I dint convert even this chance into Gold either !!! I loved her so much !!! But not a word to her !!! I still have those two gold fish. And this new template is in her memory !!! And it so reminds me of her.
The next afternoon, while i was lazing around with the newspaper half asleep, reading the editorial which contained letters to the editor in one corner and daily horoscope in the other, my eyes fell on the picture of a Gold fish against the Zodiac 'Aquarius'. Hehe I laughed to myself. I scrolled my eyes above to see my Taurean horoscope.
What do i find?? A bull against it. Gosh And she loved bulls. And she said that indeed !!! I am a bull. Bull is a taurean symbol. She loved taureans. Dunno Does this in any language mean she loves me. I was left wondering untill the long gap before i can meet her again.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

My First Date ! ! !

Finally I got a chance to ask her out !!! I was on a two-day visit to her city for some silly work I could have done without and when I got an invitation from her parents that I stay at their place What more could I wish !!!. First day I completed my work…The second I kept for myself….

Her father was in office, mother busy in kitchen and after finally convincing her younger brother that it is perfectly okay if he goes to play with locality kids leaving me I suddenly proclaimed that I wished to roam around the city. And after convincing relevant people that I was an alien to the city and need her as a guide, We set out !!! Otherwise a boy asking a girl out was considered bad manners and westernization and lack of ethics and What not!!!

First thing we boarded a bus and got down at a place she declared as Kashmir street. I dint care. What mattered was the time with her but she was so busy tryin to be a good guide naming every tiny place we passed !!! When will she understand??? When I say???

Time passed !!! I got help from my sense of humour…Laughed at right places. Gave proper exclamation marks... And so happy was I to see her laugh at some of my quotes…. And slowly we moved out of that tourist-guide relationship !!! More time passed !!! We did a bit of a shopping. The sun set…It was getting dark !!! I was thinking a hundred things….Did I make a mark on her? Somehow our attitude towards each other changed..we could talk to each other better !!!

Suddenly she started stammering !!!

“Zahid, I….”

I gave a nod to continue….

“Zahid, I….” she stammered !!!

That’s it I thought !!! she is going to say those 3 words !!! I was ready with a ‘me too !!!’ on the tip of my tongue…I will say me too…yeah

“Zahid I am hungry !!!”

“Me too”, I blurted out before stopping myself

“where shall we eat?”

Huh ? And I thought I would be busy huggin her by now

“You are the guide” I said

“Tandoori corner” She suggested !!!

“Great”, I said as if I had been eating there since ages

And while we sat down in those face each other chairs in a dim light restaurant with salt, pepper and two kinds of ketchup in between and soft music in background ….. I felt that it would be the best way to propose her. I was saying "do it zahid do it" to myself when she started stammerin…

“Zahid, I…”

This time I was so busy imagining that I din notice i had a ‘me too’ on my tongue tip

“Yeah say”

She repeated those words again and finally said, “Zahid, I will go wash my hands“

“Me too” I blurted out.

“Then who will look after the bags” she said like a grandma

“I meant after you return” I managed Phew !!!

I hit myself under the table for being such a idiot.

We enjoyed our food !!! laughed and blah blahed all through !! And while the food was comin to an end she said

She : I had a great time today

Me : You were a very good guide

She : You were a better tourist….You liked the place?

Me : I like it very much (and then mumbled ‘love you very much too’)

She din hear that or did she…She was stammerin again and it was different this time… I knew….The very way she pronounced I knew it had to be this ..

“Zahid, I…”

I gave that nod again….

“Zahid, I think…”

That’s it she thinks she loves me…..She isnt sure..she thinks.I gave another nod

And a few stammers later “Zahid, I think we should go home”

“Me too !!! “ I blurted out

“I think you din like my company as much” she said back

Oh God !!! what did I do ??? That was a boy who could never say…. And if she had read my eyes while I left her that night She would have known…If only she would have asked herself why this idiot says ‘me too’ so much…. If only She would read this piece of my literature !!!!

Or perhaps if only I would have thought why she needed to stammer at all the wrong places !!!

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Belated Yearpost !!!

8 days into the new year and I am doing the tag now !!! Belated yearpost !!! Btw Manisha tagged me this And I am doing it now...I did al my tags as late as possible !!! goes....

· What had you done in 2007 that you had never done before?
Blogging...Yes..This is the year I have started bloggin...And i am simply enkindled !!!
· What would you like to have in 2008 that you lacked in 2007?
Someone special .... Someone who would walk with me the whole life err...Dont ask me to own a dog now...I hate dogs !!!
· What do you wish you had done more of 2007?
Made the most of the one day in the whole year I could see her !!!
· What song(s) will always remind you of 2007?
Jab we met - Tum se hi

· What date from 2007 will remain etched upon your memory and why? People have written their B'days in this column....I remember the date but nothing scintillating happened that day....But i took one bold step in the same month and got a thrashing for that too !!!
· What did you get really, really, really excited about?
My thoughts !!! And every time something nice struck me I thought yeah I would blog on this !!!
· What was the best thing you got in 2007?
At the beginning of the year I got a diary !!! which i am using till now even in '08!!!
· What places did you visit this year?
My home town is kakinada and my study place is durgapur...And othr than that visited chennai and hyderabad and kolkata (others not worth mentioning)!!!
· What was the best book you read in 2007?
Love story - Erich segal
· What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
It was a saturday....I was expecting surprises which dint happen and I was 19 !!!
· What do you wish you had done less of in 2007?
Wake up late at nights ..I dont know i still think i could have avoided specs had i been an early to bed early to rise specimen !!!
· What was your favorite film this year?
Taare zameen par was brilliant and so was If only !!!
· Who did you miss the most among relatives and friends?
Perhaps this 7 year old cousin....Shez such a sweetum asks me sweet questions gets happy visiting me and invites me to her home every time she senses I have hols !!!

· What did you hate most about yourself this year?
I remember writing in my diary that i was a failure and i was an idiot and lots of stuff sometime between ... I spoilt some pages of my diary then writing recklessly...Perhaps i hate that phase
· Did you do anything you are ashamed of this year?
Perhaps !!! Atleast everyone made me feel ashamed of that tomato !!! *sigh* There is no appreciation for out of the box display pics
· If you could go back in time to any moment of 2007 and change something, what would that be?
Go back to the hair cut shop and change the bloody way the haircut was done..It looks so awful
· Did you do any act of benevolence this year?
A very few times but yeah in the trains !!!
· My 2008 wish list:
My habit of reading novels was all time low during this phase..I hope to revive it .... Then of course blog more !!! And god make my life happy and eventful for the next years yearpost !!!

I dont tag this to anyone...Because it is already too late...but anybody who is desperate to do can snatch it from me !!!

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Tag blog par --- Every tag is special !!!


1. Pick out a scar you have, and explain how you got it -

There is a scar I hav between my eyebrows...I have been asked about it by 34,129 people and have always had to tell that I fell from a chair on the edge of a table when I was about five. Now that i got spectacles the scar is well hidden !!!

2. What does your phone look like? -

Please someone teach me how to take a pic from Nokia 1100 . Yes..Thats my phone...And i am unable to take the pic and post it here

3. What is on the walls of your bedroom? -

A poster sayin 'Every morning a deer wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the fastest lion to survive. Every morning a lion wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the slowest deer not to starve to death. It doesnt matter you are a lion or a deer you must wake up every day and run'. The following day i put up that poster I slept upto 12 in the noon !!!

4. What is your current desktop picture? -

5. Do you believe in gay marriage? -

Believe??? What does believe mean???

6. What do you want more than anything right now? -

You know its almost 6 months since anybody actually hugged me...Now a days I have them typed in scrap books or comment boxes ...but....but !!!

7. Are your parents still together? -

There might be only two answers for this yes or no and my answer is not the one majority of people have

8. Last person who made you cry? -

Darsheel sapory...Ya..If you guessed taare zameen par, you are right !!!

9. What is your favorite perfume/cologne? -

Err...I dont use them...(*Dont even know the proper names to lie)

10. What are you listening to? -

Tum se hi - Jab we met !!!

11. Do you get scared of the dark? -

Not yet

12. Do you like pain killers? -

I dont hate them !!!

13. Are you too shy to ask someone out? -

Damn yes !!! Why do you think would I be writing about her so much otherwise??

14. If you could eat anything right now, what would it be? -

My finger nails !!!

15. Who was the last person who made you mad? -

Recallin a lil older incident ....My room mates. We were all a set of silly idiots. Alas, now I am alone in this single room...But my blog frequency increased after this !!!

16. Who was the last person who made you smile? -

Luckydi , when she called me a buffalo for puttin a tomato as my pic !!!

17. Is someone in love with you? -

If only.....

Now i tag :

The sho shweet Patchez
A child named prachi
A german manisha
Chiku's Mad girl

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Aane Chaar Aane

Sameera, the desi duck !!! tagged me this and with due apologies i'm posting this late !!! Err...Is there anything like A man is known by the songs he listens to...Otherwise I might be in a fix !!! I always listen in shuffle mode only...So din hav any difficulty searching for it !!!!

Rules according to her :

1. Put your music player on shuffle mode.
2. For each question, press the next button to get your answer.
3. You must write the name of the song no matter what - no cheating ;)
4. Dont click on the links..They are misleading !!!

"Bum bum bole" --- taare zameen par
(Okay...For a start na !!!)

"Hum jo chal ne lage hai ...." --- Jab we met
(Ya....Dreaming of special someones !!!)

"Do you know..." --- Enrique
(I do... I do....)

"Kholo kholo..." --- Taare zameen par
(I feel like opening up more...and more as i continue this tag !!)

"Aye khairate aashiqui" --- Guru
(Seems I was born to fall in love !!!)

"Happy days ROCK" --- Happy days
(This is a telugu track... But I have better mottos also.. )

"Hey Angel" --- The corrs
(And i thought angel was used only for sweet girls *sigh*)

"Complicated" --- Avril Lavigne
(This ones true too...Yeah it is !!!)

"Numb" --- Linkin park
(Not quite but I feel numb sometimes!)

WHAT IS 2+2?
"Would you be happier" --- The corrs
(Why does it matter would you be any more happier if it were 2, 3 or 4 or anyhting else)

"Tum Se hi" --- Jab we met
(That means i do na....but sadly i doubt if i own one..
Or is it tht the one you think is your best fren)

"Baatein hawa hai sari" --- Cheeni kum
(Yeah....the lyrics suit the answer !!! )

"Faint"--- Linkin park
(It has shades of faint but ever since i stepped on the blogger there was nothing even close to faint)

"We are so young" --- The corrs
(Awwww? This is a surprise now..*yoodles*)

"Knockin on heavens door" --- Avrilk lavigne
(I dont want the creature to rest in peace though !!!)

"Saawariya"--- Saawariya
(Nahi !!! I dont want to end up like that ...sacrificing my love *sob* *sob*)

"Ye cheekati" --- Happy days
(Thatz another telugu number..It means we should dream even in the fear of darkness and the kind....dreams must be dreamt !!! and i will dance for us on that day for our future dreams !!!)

"Soniye"--- Aksar
(What ??? I knew himesh reshmiys will doom me one day !!!*GRowl*)

"Stay here tonight"--- Enrique Iglesias
(may be plans of bein at home lazing ....)

"Saiyaan" --- Kailash kher
(Yeah...Perhaps her...HAvent told her nor to anyone those could matter)

"Deewangi"--- Om shanti om
(Yeah....I do hav a set of very crazy virtual frenz!!! proof of this is doin all these crazy tags )

"Aane chaar aane" --- Lage raho munna bhai
(Heehaw Yooo yippeee...Yoodledooo chikichiki....Im mad with happYness...HO HO HO ticki ticki)

Thanks so much mighty desi duck !!! I enjoyed it like anything.....But it has come to an end !!! I want to do this again some time with new playlists !!!!
Now I tag :
The Sho Shweet PATCHEZ
A one-of my kin MATTY
A child named PRACHI
Chiku's MAD GIRL
A german MANISHA

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Veiwing the idiot box !!!

I am not a tv addict but being a human need to watch it sometimes... And oh my god !!! what all happens now-a-days !! have a glimpse of it here !!!
Bomb diffusion scene :
There was just 5 minutes for the bomb to explode !!! And obviously the hero has come to diffuse the bomb !!! everyone is evacuated while the hero is alone to battle the bomb which is morever showed on live tv.... Time for hero to do something...he plucks a wire ....then he goes OMG and WTF !!! Time is running !!! If he fails to diffuse the whole arena is supposed to be blown off which of course is never going to happen !!! The hero tries real hard in pretending that he doesnt know this fact....plucks more wires.... More OMG's !!! More WTF's !!! only one minute remaining. More OMG's !!! And then suddenly..... After 7 minutes the bomb is finally diffused but everything is safe !!! Nothing blows up !!! how is this possible ? The trick is that the hero need not count the 6 minutes used in between for Advertisements !!!

Cricket all the way :
These advertisements grab the maximum time in cricket too !!! One of these days you will find dhoni summoned by match refree for slow over rate !!!
Refree : Thats real bad !!! you took 1 hour extra to bowl 50 overs !!!
Dhoni : That was bcoz we Indians need to do so many advertisements in between the overs...that it gets late !!!! never mind !!!
Refree : You cant get away with this ...what must i do???
Dhoni : reduce the match to 20 overs and see if we dont win !!!
Refree : No, not that way !!! you will be fined !!!
Dhoni : (calculates in the air)okay...I will be earning enough with those advt's even if you fine upto 75% of my match fee !!!
Refree : I will give you a 3 match ban !!!
Dhoni : that means i can go for the video shoot of reliance and hero honda and amul shakti and the new one with deepika WOW !!! They were pending for weeks bcoz of cricket !!!
Refree : AARgh !!! (summons the whole team and asks them one by one)
Refree : Mr.Tendulkar !!! what makes you run for boost every time an over completes !!!
Tendulkar : I have to !!! How else do you think i got 15,000+ runs !!!
Refree : Mr.Ganguly !!! do you also want to say you got 10,000+ runs eating those britannia biscuits!!
Ganguly : No !! No !! me and tendulkar both drink boost !! we dip these biscuits in it so it gets tasty and flavory !!!
Refree : *hits his head with the willow and faints...Presently in coma*

Channel 'V' :

The title track of Jhoom Barabar Jhoom was so long that it required 2 advertisements in between to finally complete it !!! And why did Amrita Rao need to do My name i s anthony gonsalves...The hero looked a complete daffar...I would have been a better option !!!

Relief came in the form of Jodha Akbar's Jashn-e-bahaara track !!!!

Taare zameen par :

Saw the movie...liked it....And at the song "Meri maa" God....My eyes were fillin with tears....I couldnt stop them...What beautiful lyrics !!! At the parts when the boy cries in bed after all the lights are switched off and then the one in the bathroom alone and then cleans with water before comin out...God...Somewhre it hit me....I cried like that when i was young... Oh.... Life sails Indeed !!!

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Of New year, spectacles and mosquitos

Everyone seems to be posting on new year !!! I have nothing special to write on it !!! but a happy new year to one and all !!! This new years eve of mine was spent in a train !!! The magical moment...err midnight was spent with eyes closed in a thick blanket with not a whiff of a cracker !!! So...nothing special...din watch any special programmes or wished frenz !!! And i am beginnin to hate orkut for its multiple scrap feature...being bombarded with all kinds of wrong scraps !!
Finally i am back to college after a long journey which involved an auto, 2 buses and 2 trains and lots of walk in between !!! In the train for the first time i found a silly girl glancing at me....this was only my second journey with my spectacles !!! was I veiwable in spectacles?? or was it that now that i wore them i could see surroundings better !!! will have to research on this !!!
But the spectacles had a tough time with me !!! A 11 month old baby i fondled plucked my specs out and threw them twice.... And pretending to sleep (oneof my arts !!!) was difficult withthese on !!! And i dint know whre to keep my specs in the trail room for changing a t-shirt !!! My freedom to sleep anyhwere and sleep while reading is lost !!! *remembering those moments*
Now i continue my days at home...
Watched Life in a .... Metro !!! Late night and all the time it was Life with a .... mosquito !!! Here i tell you something about them.... This winter they have breeded so well that i can guarantee there are some 100001 mosquitoes for every man in india(women ratio is different again)...So dense were they that I could kill a few hundred by just walking around the home stamping them....They could sit on the all out machine and yet stay hale and hearty(okay okay....the machine was not connected with electrictiy but waht abt the odour!!!) You raise your head to drink water frm a blottle and you couldnt escape a few in your mouth!!! So high is their number that i am surprised i havent got dengue yet !!!
Life is such !!!