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Happy New Year! :)

Its like some kind of tradition or whatever, that come end of the year and every third person inevitably ends up asking “So what’s your resolution for the coming New Year?”…I smile at them saying “I am yet to think of it, but anyways we don’t follow or go by it do we?” 😀 Sometimes I think “Resolutions” are the ‘last few lies one tells’ at the end of a year! 😉

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So then as the New year is soon approaching, I thought as to well why not see what my resolutions could be…whether I follow it or not! So here are the things that are on the mind…whether thoughts turn into actions or not, the New Year will be the arena to witness!

The ones which are in my hands:
1) To stop sleeping long hours….say, yell at the alarm and get up at 6am.
2) Reduce weight, especially the fat thats built up at untoward places…say go early morning jogs (what else would I do getting up at 6am? :P)
3) Be active in helping out an NGO….talks are on, to gather a corporate support in this regard! 🙂
4) Start writing a diary (a dear friend has already gifted me with a lovely diary…so why not?)…and may be a book too (got a few friends who support this cause!)! 😀
5) To dream about becoming an enterprenaur, definitely not in the IT field. Hotel Management may be!

The ones which aren’t under my control:
1) To mediate a negotiation between my scalp and the hairs they hold. They need to come to an understanding and stick/stay together/attached. Else I may end up clean!
2) Get out of the current project, mainly cos am bored…its been 15 months already into this. Sheesh!
3) With respect to the BSE (Bombay Stock exchange), go green…if you know what I mean! 🙂
4) To get back to Bangalore, while staying put at the same job. Being at home would make this jack, a little more happier.
5) To live life in the most sensible and organized manner! 😛

Phew…very few ones in the mind, I know..but lemme first get a few of these few right! 😉

Have a great and wonderful new year to come….Happy New Year buddies! Have a blast!! Catchya then! 🙂

 
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Posted by on December 30, 2008 in About me

 

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[Short Story]~ “Miss”tery!! :)

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He had always been lucky to get what he wanted to have. Me too. There he is now…with her…from where I stand and see, happy and content. Sigh!

He fell in love with me few years ago and how he managed to woo me is still a matter of contemplation. All I can say is that he got lucky, by chance.
He was a charming young man, well settled, hard working and handsome. What more could any woman ask for? What more when there’s everything?
There was hardly anything that I found objectional in his behavior towards me, or towards anyone else for that matter. He loved me, he loved many.
I am a very straight-forward – straight and forward – woman from a middle class educated family. I can share everything, yes anything but my man.
When he proposed, I was surprised but I did make myself clear to him saying that he had to give up being a Casanova like he had been all this while.

I decided to go for it, as I had no other inhibitions in my mind. My mind’s had no inhibitions, its been quick and all clear all the while I have known.
There was not a moment of regret for what I had just committed. There were dreams of a futuristic life running in the mind. I could be me and wild.
It was not easy to be in a position I was. I was not used to it. It was all new for me. The last time it had been easier. I had just been a brides-maid.
That day as I looked into his eyes, I saw a future. I smiled a season. I could see how right I was in what I had done. My mind still had no inhibitions.
I wiped a tear, a tear of joy. I was now looking forward to leading this new life. A life full of happiness, for a thousand years to come. A few more.

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He had always been lucky to get what he wanted to have. Me too, yes “Me too”! There he is now…with her…in the grave, happy and content. Amen!

He fell in love with her few months ago and how he managed to woo her, I now understand was simply an art. He got lucky again yes, not by chance.
He was a charming young man, well settled, hard working and handsome. What more could any woman ask for? What more when there’s everything?
There was hardly anything that I found objectional in her behavior towards him or towards me for that matter. I liked her for who she was, *itch.
She was a straight-forward – ok, too forward – woman from my neighborhood who was beautiful enough to push an adrenaline rush, the right way.
When he proposed, I was surprised – yes again. I think that I had not been clear when I had told him to stop messing with other women. He had to go.

I decided to go for it, as I had no other inhibitions in my mind. My mind’s had no inhibitions, its been quick and all clear all the while I have known.
There was not a moment of regret for what I had just committed. There were dreams of a futuristic life running in the mind. I had been wild. Just me!
It was not easy to be in a position I was. I was not used to it. It was all new for me. The last time it had been easier. I had just cleaned up the *itch!
That day as I looked at his closed eyes, I saw a future. I smiled a season. I saw how right I was in what I had done. My mind still had no inhibitions.
I wiped a tear, a tear of joy. I was now looking forward to leading this new life. A life behind those bars, for a thousand years to come. A few more.

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I really don’t know if this will suit the “mystery short-story” contest being conducted in the internal corporate blog. So do not ask me, “Where is the mystery?”…If you end up asking that, it would mean that I am successful in creating a mystified ambience if not actually a mystery. Ask, ask, ask! 😛
Though I had 3 weeks at my disposal, I tried my level best to come up with the plot till the very last moment (about an hour back). It seemed like I kept swinging the racket, but the ball just didn’t happen to be in my court. So I sat down to write with the desktop notepad and my mind – both white and clean. 😀
I finally managed to get what you read up above…phew…seemed like a poem to me….11 lines of almost equal length, used twice in an attempt to create mystery only to be mystified by the mess. Kindly bear this fool (Hindi mein Flower :P). Amen! 😉

 
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Posted by on December 29, 2008 in Thoughts

 

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Parody[9]: Test my Code!

This is a parody of “Paint my Love” by ‘Micheal Learns to Rock”! 🙂

I call this one “Test my Code” by “Sree Learns to Code”!! lolz.. 😉

Have tried my best to get it in sync with the tune…You can find the song in the music box in my blog here…try it and let me know…Enjoy! 😀

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From my training days till this moment here
I’ve never been able to type it clean
From the header above to the last bug down
I’ve never felt geeky like this before

Test my code, you should test my code
It’s the mess of thousand syntax
It’s the source of a thousand bugs
Tester, you should test my code

Been through the spec, and then I did wreck…
It’s like coding bugs in a way I’ve known

Test my code, you should test my code
It’s the mess of thousand syntax
It’s the source of a thousand bugs
Tester, you should test my code

Since you cleaned into my code
The bugs before all made to block and hide
Since you cleaned into my code
Everything has compiled…

Test my code, you should test my code
It’s the mess of thousand syntax
It’s the source of a thousand bugs
Tester, you should test my code

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You can check all the parodies I have done so far –> HERE!

 
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Posted by on December 27, 2008 in I~do~such~things

 

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Merry Christmas! :)

In a happy state, myself I find…
Jingle bells ringing, All in the mind…
Soft and sweet, the tunes are neat…
The foot’s tapping, to the virtual beat…

It’s Christmas, the day HE was born…
Time to beautify, and our life to adorn…
To open a new leaf, pen fresh thoughts…
And get rid of the useless what-nots!

Last night, was waiting for Santa to visit…
Then I messaged, querying if I was on his list…
Ho Ho Ho…he replied in real quick time…
“Ofcourse, else wouldn’t it be an animated crime?”! 😀

A week from now, we would be into the New Year…
Not where we are now in time, but further away from here…
Learning from whats happened, and unaware of in-store situations…
Wishing that everything’s gonna be alright, with a new set of resolutions! 😀

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Wish you all buddies…a Merry Christmas! Lets hope we just happen to go Ho! Ho! Ho! 🙂

 
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Posted by on December 25, 2008 in I~do~such~things

 

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Parody[8]: My Hunger will go on! ~ A Birthday dedication to Nive! :)

Today its the Birthday of a very dear friend of mine…Niveditha…and she being a complete food buff, I dedicate this piece of parody to her! 😉
My thought while writing this was picturing how Nive would sing Celion Dion’s “My Heart will go on”….using the wordings “My Hunger will go on!” 😀
Enjoy and do wish her a Happy Birthday! 😀

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Every green-thing in the menu
I know it, I taste it,
That is how I know to eat on

All across the city
Food joints and restaurants
I have gone to eat a treat on 😉

Near, far, wherever hotels are
I believe that this hunger is ever on
Once there I keep an order
And you’ll hear the urge in my belly
And my hunger will go on and on

Food can satify me one time
And last for just that time
And never can I say, the appetite is gone 😛

Food was what I just ate
Now the next meal is what I wait to
In my life this hunger will always go on

Near, far, wherever hotels are
I believe that this hunger is ever on
Once there I keep an order
And you’ll hear the urge in my belly
And my hunger will go on and on

Food’s here, there’s nothing so dear,
And I know that my hunger will go on
I’ll stay forever this way
There’s still an urge in my hunger 😉
And my hunger will go on and on

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Happy Birthday Nive…Have a great year ahead! 😀

 
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Posted by on December 23, 2008 in Friends

 

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Mad Ads – 3!! :)

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Mad Ads – 1 ~ Mad Ads – 2

It was not long ago when I had posted two posts on Advertisments of today and yesteryears…and not only did I had fun drafting those, but the most wonderful thing that happened was the sharing of nostalgic moments by you guys in the comment section.
So here I am with another post on Mad Ads and this post is dedicated to you guys! Enjoy! 🙂

There was that time before Goldspot and Mirinda took over, when Rasna was the favorite drink that every household refridgerator used to store. The little cute gal with a short umbrella haircut was adored by one and all….some parents saw a daughter in her, some little gals saw a sister in her, and you know the little guys! 😉 I used to wonder if I could have a friend like her who would be sitting next to me in my class at school. I was of the opinion that she was intelligent and sweet cos she drank Rasna everyday but my mom was not ready to allow me become sweet or intelligent that way! May be she didn’t believe in short cuts! 😉 Later on as I grew, I noticed that she was still that young…may be Rasna effect there too…and when she used to say, “I love you Rasna” – I wanted to be rechristened as Rasna…sigh…this and many more… 😀

Talking about gals (now you may say, “Ah! Sree…what else do you talk about?” :P), the Nirma washing powder and Lyril soap ads were classic….Whether the washing powder did its job well or not, the little gal in white frock did real well when she played with our minds with one about-turn holding on to her frock. Lyril ads – especially the part where the lady is under the waterfall (ya she was under it all time) – were forbidden ones at home. Mom had this feeling that it was meant for adults only…my dad and his brother (who stayed with us then) were instructed to ‘send kids to study’ when such ads came on TV…So worse was the situation that even during summer holidays, my stupid uncle used to shout “Go and study” with his eyes fixated at the Lyril models! Disadvantages of being a kiddo at the wrong time, I guess!

The Lijjat pappad ad with the Bunny was cute…being not much advanced in animations then, uncles turned out in bunny costumes to make us smile and then buy those pappads…no doubt that the pappads made by the thousands of women across the country (its a small scale industry completely managed by women which runs Lijjat) were popular, but for us viewers it were these Bunny people who stole the show as they sold the chow! 😀

In the 90s, more kids with lovely expressions and chubby faces started to be hunted down for commercial advertisements…with mainly the edible oils using them….I remember an Ad (‘Sunlife’ I guess) where a larger than life poori rolls behind the running kid early in the morning till he ends up in the cosy and safe arms of his mummy…Then there was this Dhara cooking Oil Ad where a cute kid leaves home (I think cos his favorite Jalebi wasn’t prepared) and is found waiting at the railway station…cute ones…

The cool drink ads have come down to a mockery these days with Akshay Kumar doing monkey tricks in the name of stunts. Creative ones using Sprite (Cheetah bhi peeta hey) have stopped, but the Limca one with Meghana Reddy seems to be a freshly sooper one…But the classic one still remains the Sachin Tendulkar piece, where the mantra is “Sachin Ala Re” and he hits the ball with a stump!! Awesome! 🙂

Some Ads are known for their brilliant creativity….The Saint Gobain ads for instance, are a class….The Bingo ads have a tinge of craziness (with a name like Bingo, what do you expect? ;)) along with being creative. And the MasterCard ads are simple priceless…the currently running one where the friends fight in flashback on “who will pay?”, still continue to fight but on “I will pay”!! Legendary! 😀

There were Ads with an attitude…the Onida ads with the devil was a classic example…”Neighbours envy, Owners pride” was a classic one-liner – which has been spoofed and re-spoofed several times to the craziest of situations! 😉 The Hrithik and Isha ad comes under this kind too….the dance they do together for chocolate coated biscuits, what can I say?
Then there were ads with the purpose…apart from the Nirodh, condom, HIV/AIDS and i-Pill (‘Prevention is better than Abortion’) ads, there were consumer awareness ads on Milk and Eggs…The ‘Sunday hoya Monday, roz khao Anda” (Be it Sunday or Monday, eat an egg daily) was like a mantra along with the “Doodh Doodh Doodh, Piyo glass full doodh” (Doodh = Milk, Piyo = Drink) tantra!
Nowadays its more of dental care with Orbit Chewing Gum Ads…Crazy I would say…they ask us humans to buy that showing an experiment on a dumb smiling “Single” cow! I have tried it a few times, white or not but I feel that I smile like a cow now! 😉
There are the stupid ads too…like the one running currently on Rajnigandha tobbaco…its such a gandha (pathetic) ad! 😛 The one-liner they use – “Mooh mein Rajnigandha, kadmon mein duniya” (With Rajnigandha in mouth, the whole world is beneath the feet) – simply sucks…the writer should be hanged till contamination! 😛

I was also reminded about the Amruthanjan ads…where the suffering person says “Its gone” in their mother tongue…about 10 different people saying “its gone” “gaya” “hoythu” et al. I was and I am still amazed by the immediate healing of headache on using that product…In a 10 seconds Ad slot, so many were cured…Nice! 😀

I have always loved the Britannia Ads…especially the “Ting Ting Tidding” signature tune that comes with the Ad. The tune can be used for various reasons…I have this utterly butterly crazy friend with whom I chat on the communicator and she uses this tune to the max…reasons could be various though…”Ting Ting Tidding” from her could mean – Time for a break; Change the topic; You are such a bore, get lost; I am happy; et al. – depending on the context and timing! :mrgreen:

This makes me think whether it is we who make the Ads or is it the Ads that make us! Whatever it is, as the time passes these Ads act as fuel to our nostalgic thoughts! 😀

 
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Posted by on December 20, 2008 in Thoughts

 

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Naam hey Sakhu-Bai…

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Mere bina yahan kuch hota nahi…
Mera bina yahan kapda dhulta nahi…
Wokay, pehele let me introduce myself – bole toh Hi…
I am the one and only kaamwali, naam hey Sakhu-Bai! 😀

Mere bina yahan kuch chalta nahi…
Khachra sab pada rehta hey, wahi ka wahi…
Mummy-ji unko poochti hey, “its not clean, why why?”
Bolte hey bachche, saaf karegi na kaamwali Sakhu-Bai!

Mere bina yahan koi hasta nahi…
Haath mein jhaadu leke koi gaata nahi…
Thoda sa roloon, toh poochte hey “why you cry?”
Dard hota hey yahan pe bhi, in the dil of Sakhu-Bai! 😉

Mere bina yahan kuch sambhalta nahi…
Jo karti hoon kaam, karti hoon main usko sahi…
Chaar aana chillar paagar deke, rulaate hey ye log bhai…
Afterall dreams bhi kuch hote hey, even when it comes to Sakhu-Bai!

Mere bina yahan khaana pakta nahi…
Lekin sabhi bolte hey ki sabzi pakaa nahi…
I go to the market, toh ghurte hey mujhe sab – hai hai…
Aankh maarke poochte hey kameene, Kasa kaay Sakhu-Bai? 😛

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Nothing happens here in my absence…
Without me, no clothes are washed…
Wokay, let me first introduce myself – I mean to say Hi…
I am the one and only servant, my name is Sakhu-Bai! 😀

Nothing works here in my absence…
The leftovers remain wherever they are…
Madam asks them “its not clean why why?”
The kids reply, saying it will be cleaned by Sakhu-Bai!

No one laughs here in my absence…
No one sings with a broom in their hands…
If I cry a little, they ask me “why you cry?”
It pains in here too, yes in the heart of Sakhu-Bai! 😉

Nothing is stable here in my absence…
Whatever work I do, I do it all right….
By paying me peanuts as salary, they all make me cry…
Afterall dreams is something that is there, even when it comes to Sakhu-Bai!

No one cooks here in my absence…
But everyone says the dish isn’t properly cooked…
I go the market, and get stared – oh my god…
They wink at me asking, how are you Sakhu-Bai? 😛

 
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Posted by on December 17, 2008 in I~do~such~things

 

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