Watched Telugu movie at CineMax

When my husband asked me the other day if I'd like to watch a Telugu movie with him and my mother-in-law, I said a quick yes. I made him assure me that he'll keep translating the dialogues since I barely understand the language.

Since it was a comedy movie (or I felt so), I followed it with ease except some 3-4 places where I had to request him to translate. Of course, whether I got the story right is a different question, but I did enjoy my self-understood version of the movie.

All I asked my hubby at the end of the movie was, "What was the name of the film?"


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He has been working 24x7 for years together. Yet, the demands of those dependent on him do not stop. Earlier the demands were lesser and not that difficult to be met.

“I wish to buy that toy.”
“I want to learn karate.”
“I want a new shirt this Diwali.”
“I want to join that company.”
“I want to be richer than our neighbors.”
Et cetera. Et cetera. Et cetera.

But before he could know, expectations increased… a million times.

“I want Apple iPad with Wi-Fi + 3G + 3H + 3Y.”
“I want to be the next American Idol.”
“I want to buy a 3BHK this Diwali.”
“I want to start two new companies.”
“I want to be the richest person in the world.”
Et cetera. Et cetera. Et cetera.

He just wishes he could get a day’s rest. He totally deserves it.

But then, God does not have that liberty. All He can do is answer prayers and fulfill wishes, as many as He can. People keep disturbing Him and want Him to grant the most trivial wishes:
“God, I want it to rain this weekend so that I can stay back home. “
And even as He is about to fulfill this wish, another person demands:
“God, I don’t want it to rain this weekend… my daughter is getting married.”

Overworked and tired God is left with no choice - it showers at intervals! And eventually, instead of thanking Him, both the wishers complain for not fulfilling their wish.

He faces this problem every gillisecond (in God years). Millions of people across the world demanding contrary things at the same time! Worst still, they talk in technical language - OS 4.0, Signal Bug, Android 2.2 in Java script, Weblogs…

How on earth (I mean how on heaven) can He decipher when someone says, “Oh God, please let Android support in-app payments and changelogs”. He has to first go through crores of files (all right, just Google) to understand what on earth is an Android… He just created humans, animals, birds and trees!

Here’s wishing we fulfill God’s one wish – give Him a day off. Thoda kam wish karo… aaj ke din God ko chutti dedo! Let’s manage ‘big’ problems on our own for just one day – jeans getting tighter, charger not working, maid bunking, husband watching football, no new neighbors in Treasure Isle, colleague picking nose, cockroach in our room, hair fall, cool dude next door not giving any bhaav, wishing we win a blogging contest (oops)…

Looks like I’m getting an idea from Bruce Almighty? You think I should come up with a 100% original idea? You wish! I am not Tom Shadyac or HIM ;)

Psst... “God, let me come up with original ideas!”

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"I'm rich. I travel by auto rickshaws."

Baki jo bacha tha woh mehangai maar gai... aur chillar jo bacha tha woh rickshaw kha gai...

Ever since the auto rickshaw fares increased (around 2 weeks ago), it's decreasing the weight of my wallet. Read more here - The Navi Mumbai Blog: Increasing auto rickshaw rates in Navi Mumbai

Ek chidiya, anek chidiyaan... films division video

Nothing nothing can ever beat this! The cutest sweetest and the first animation song I saw on television... ek chidiya, anek chidiyaan...

The most amazing Unity in Diversity video. I still remember the entire song with the cute and meaningful lines.

Didi agar hum ek ho jayein toh bada kaam kar sakte hain?
Haan haan kyun nahi!
Toh is ped ke aam bhi tod sakte hain?

Hind desh ke nivasi sabhi jan ek hain!

They must start showing it on television again. What say?

Folks, Volkswagen is pronounced with an "F"

Ladies and Gentlemen, it's with an "F"! Volkswagen is pronounced as F-olkswagen. In German, "V" is pronounced like an "F", the reason why we must "F" it!

Wondering why I am writing about this NOW? Well, Volkswagen Vento is unveiled today and the news channel are complete with the info about the launch date, specifications etc etc. I thought it's high time I tell this to those who are clueless about this. And to those who have been telling me that I am wrong.

Now, ever since I first worked on a pitch for the brand with one of the ad agencies, I have been telling my friends and all about this. After all, along with the briefing we were told to take care we pronounce it with an F. I found it very interesting. But most of my friends would simply make fun of me when I would "F" it. Obviously, at that time the German car had not arrived in India and people were not aware about the pronunciation. But now when the news channels talk about "F"olkswagen, I can only smile proudly! 
So remembering Shahid Kapoor in Kaminey, I would just say:

KaiFe kaiFe, aiFe aife: F-olkswagen
Logo image courtesy: Volkswagen India website

Remembering college days - Addas in Bhavan's campus

It's Sunday morning and even after deciding that I'll stay away from computer, blogging, facebook... on Sundays, I find myself on this chair with my eyes stuck to the computer screen. This place (chair + computer table) has kinda become my adda in the house. Reminds me how we used to have these fixed addas in college

Now for those who don't know what adda means, the wiki definition says: In Hindi, adda is a noun, with the nominal form of the word meaning the location or nest of a group or community, usually shady people. The etymology can be traced to the original meaning of the word, which means the "perching spot or perch for birds".

Aam junta lingo / Annu's definition, adda is a place where you see a person / set of people hanging around daily. It's a fixed spot within a campus / locality.

Talking about addas, I think I should now pakaaofy you about our addas in Bhavan's College campus. This is part 2 of the Rememberring College Days series (Part 1 - Guptaji's Canteen):

We were a huge gang of Chemistry students. Those were the times when Shet Sir, as we called him, was the HOD of Chemistry department. Attending lectures used to be necessary for us coz if we didn't we had to miss our practicals on the following day (which could turn out to be a disaster coz the same analysis was never repeated in the lab... it would be a shock to get it in the practical exams).

Adda No. 1: A regular day would start very early in the morning with Science practicals and would be followed by lectures. We would have very little time to finish our lunch. So more often than not, we ended up occupying the 3-4 stairs' staircase leading to the Chemistry lab on the ground floor. It eventually became one of our addas. We would share our dabbas, the guys would check out the girls who passed by and occasionally we would all sing together (the golden oldies). In the beginning, the HOD obviously did not entertain us, but gradually as he saw that we did make it an adda but were good students as well, he started giving us a smile instead of trying to shoo us away! Those were the days!

Adda No. 2: Our other adda were the landmark benches in the garden area of the campus. Oh how we all would occupy them, 7-8 at one go sitting at every possible part of the bench. This adda gave us a 360 degree view of the campus and people looking for us would always find it easy to locate us.

Adda No. 3: Another adda of course was Guptaji's canteen.

Adda No. 4: At the risk of sounding nerd - during exams and TYBSc, the best-in-the-world reading room was the adda of a few of us. It was the best place to study and it did work wonders for us!

Now I am dying to visit the campus with all the college buddies. Who's joining?

I am like that only ;)

I never got into the ‘tags’ things. I mean this type of tags; though my job includes working on meta tags ;)

In this tag started by IHM, you are supposed to list at least ten things you have ever wanted to do or have done which your gender is not supposed to be doing. I saw this on Neha’s blog and couldn’t resist:

Here it goes:
  1. I play computer games, PS2, Nintendo, Zapak…
  2. During school days, I would not miss any chance to play kabaddi and cricket. Since a few years of course, cricket is restricted to the one we play on computers / Ipods. Kabaddi… kabaddi… kabba… kab… ka… kk… kk… is completely gayab ;)
  3. I love to lazzzzze around and sleep until late
  4. On weekends, I hit the shower only in the evening when we have to step out of the house
  5. I don’t like to cook everyday
  6. I have offered seats in the bus to young and fit men who can only lean on your shoulders while standing
  7. I have hit hard and screamed at men in public who misbehaved
  8. I love to stand on the footboard of the train (the long distance ones) and stretch my neck out enjoying the speed
  9. I always wanted to play football in the mud and rain… alas the ground was always occupied by guys
  10.  I am elder than my spouse

I would like to tag Aparna, Keyur, Aseem, Ramesh,SloganMurugan, Chandru Bhojwani and Siddhesh. Anyone who wishes to take up this tag, please go ahead!