Monday, 25 February 2008


Cm-chap has tagged me. This was a difficult one for sure chap.. we did have a few ans. similar and putting a new question of ur own was really difficult.

Instructions:Remove 1 question from below, and add in your personal question. Make it a total of 20 questions, and then tag 8 people in your list. List them out at the end of this post. Notify them in their chat box that he/she has been tagged.

1) Who are the most & most important persons you like to meet in your life?
Anil Kumble : I am a great fan of him , like his simplicity, modesty and humbleness apart from his talent
A.P.J abdul Kalam : for creating fervour of science amoungst youth and the straight forwardness with which he ruled as a president for 5yrs handling all political pressures.
Posthumous remembrance:
Would Have loved to meet :
Indira Gandhi : for her smartness and shrewd approach to lead our nation.
Shrimad Rajchandra: Jain Saint of the 19th century , who had his followers like Mahatma Gandhi and who is believed to be one of the next 24 Tirthankars of the next ara or (cycle of life and birth). ( gods in Jain religion are called tirthankar . Tirthankars are humans who have achieved enlightenment through perfect knowledge through asceticism) I would like to learn from him the purpose of life and its existence.
2) Name Three Most Valuable Assets?
Family, Friends & Knowledge – correctly said wouldn’t modify this answer
3) If you have the chance, what would you probably say to your beloved one?
it has to be spontaneous from heart – wouldn’t change this as well ( hey I am no copycat ok .. found this answer perfectly apt too.. :)
4) What has been the happiest moment ?
I am happy go luckyperson.
5) Where is the place that you want to go the most?
wrong que to a travel freak … Europe has been in the list since last 2 yrs .. every time it was th8 of some other destination got fixed.. this que wud ve different answers all the time ..
6) If you can have 1 dream to come true, what would it be?
dream for world in general - to have a peaceful coexistence with everyone , everything – personal dreams we can talk one on one :)
7) Till now, what is the moment that you regret the most?
Donno a perfect ans to this .. cos I would like to take things which didn’t go according to how I th8 them to be as learning lessons.. hoping whatever happens wud happen for good..
8) Two things which you always wanted to learn but never did till date?
learning a musical instrument ( first wanted to learn a piano, then a sitar, did a stint wid harmonium but can hardly play apart from taught tunes )
swimming. - did learn it wen in school but cant swim a breadth also now :)
i add 3rd one too.. wud luv to learn cartooning
9) What would you do if you found a briefcase full of money?
leave it as it is.. cos if its not mine , it will never stay wid me for longer..
10) If you meet someone that you love, would you confess to him/her?
not sure of that ..
11) List out 3 good points of the person who tagged you.
I just happen to know him as a fellow blogger. Good at whatever he writes. I like his way of writing funny. The most of all I like the VIMH.
12) What are the requirements that you wish from your other half?
this requires no further comments.. I wud like to keep one guessing ..;) cos if I answer this question means either I reveal that I am single or the requirements if I am not which either ways wud not be good to ans in a public platform ;) .
13) Which type of person do you like the most?
Cheerful, lively, never say never sorts, ppl who are good at heart, one who can understand the unsaid communication , who can feel others pain and who are there as a support whenever required ( but unsaid)
14) What is your ambition?
to live life to the fullest , grow and learn from what life has to teach me , and to leave this world a better place by whatever means I can
15) What is the thing that will make you think someone is a bad person?
experience.. over and over again – may jus prove the point , tho not necessary that, that person who was not good to me is not good to someone else )
16) If you could do one thing different in life, what would it be?
no two ppl think same , they can ve similar views but not entirely .. so as such every one does things according to the instincts they own and hence live differently.
17) Something that made u laugh today?
my silly mistake ( tho those keep happening over and over again ;) )
18) How do you deal with a friend who has wronged you?
I still remain in friendly terms, with a safe distance.
19) Name one favorite song of yours.
Too many to quote here.. ones I like , I like to sing those also .. one of my fav is ajeeb dastan, ( cos this one I had practiced a lot during the college days cult fest – and was not selected ;)
20) If you are about to lose all your memory and you have an option to remember just one person, who will it be?
there is still no single answer to it.. family ofcourse..

Last part of tagging others... I urge everyone who haven't updated the blog for a while to take-up this tag. Also I would like to see it from the below bloggers:dhionlyone, onlyvimal, kanan, bhavesh, neel,raaji,swapnil

Wednesday, 20 February 2008

The Lost World ...

“Platform no. 1 par aane wali local che baj kar petalis minute ki dheeme local hai, ye local sabhi sthanako pe rukegi……” “ it has been such a long and tiring day, boss is urrrggghhh, he had to get all the work done today only…he knew…” “ye local borivali se andheri, andheri se bandra ...... ” were the words interspersed with the voice in her head. She was almost running to reach the platform and catch the train to her destination. Finally catching the train, she squeezes into the mob to fit into the compartment..

Deepa, lost in the wilderness of her thoughts shook up by the ring of her cell, Vishal calling…..

“Where are you, I am trying to call you since last 15 minutes? says the voice
Deepa : “Just caught the train, didn’t hear your previous rings,..boss was not …..”
Vishal: “do you have any idea, my friends are coming over at our place, and reaching in an hour, every time we have someone visiting over at our place, you have your job and your job responsibilities…..”
“but …”
Beep beep goes the line…
Getting a little tense, she checks her watch, it was already quarter to 7, and the guests were arriving at 8.
“O God, in an hour we have the guests coming and I still need to go and buy veggies, prepare the table, cook, get things in order in the house and get ready.. “uffff”…..” “Vishal is not going to like any un-presentable stuff”

Vishal, an MBA into HR, working for a big four had reached home just 15 min back and found the house deserted and things out of place. Fuming and shouting something on his own, he sits on the sofa, removes his shoes and stretches his legs over the table placed right ahead of him.. switched on the TV and starts flipping the channels.. while running out of patience, he dials Deepa’s number….

He believed that the lady had to manage the house and the household activities of cooking, rearing children, taking care of the family, while all the external world activities should be secondary to her. She could go and work but she had to manage both…That was the concept of modern women to him.

While in the train, Deepa, lost in her thoughts was a little stressed out but was trying her best to manage and carry on the show with a tight rope to walk between her aspirations to get promoted as manager and her so called ‘duty’. Forgetting and forgiving was what she was trying to live by. Vishal in his work had forgotten her birthday yesterday. She had provided clues but to no avail.. With a single tear dropping to her cheek, she rubs it off before someone spots ..

7.30 says the watch, TV is on, house is in the same order,… door bell rings …the stretched legs , while still sitting, rumbles something in an incremental sound…..

Monday, 11 February 2008

Kala ghoda festival 2008

Here are few glimpses of kala ghoda festival 2008 which I was lucky enough to attend...

the fire man

Here's a brief on Kala ghoda festival :

"Every year, the Association hosts the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival for nine days in February.
Gallery and pavement shows, exhibitions, literary events, film screenings, music concerts, dance performances, theatre shows, workshops, heritage walks, a food fiesta, and a buzzing street festival bring in audiences and participants from all over the city. The Festival has grown in size and popularity, winning a reputation for its diversity and vibrancy, for the platform it gives to talent, and, heck, for being a fun place to be. "

If you've cherished these there are more photographs on this event here..

Enjoy... :)