Friday, October 26, 2007


The following is purely fictitious and is not meant to hurt or ridicule someone! But it is intended to reach quite a few…hope you lot understand what I mean and whom I mean! LOLzzzz!


Rohan: “Hey, how you doing?”

Sanjana: “Hi yaar, been a long time…am good…how r u?”

Rohan: “btw are you going for the movie this weekend?”

Sanjana: “As a matter of fact, main tho tumhe abhi dekhne aa rahi thi…just to ask if you are interested in coming along for the movie!”

Rohan: “Well, the thing that I have to consider is how I am gonna travel a 100 miles to watch a movie?”

Sanjana: “Oh yeah, that is a valid point! Lemme see what I can do!”

Rohan: “Thanks a lot gal…”


Sanjana: “Hey Ram, Rohan says he is also interested in joining us for the movie, but he does not have a ride to the cinema hall…do we have space in our car to accommodate him to?”

Ram: “Hey sweeto, anything for you babe…I guess Shriraam has space in his car. Lemme call him and ask!”

Sanjana: “Ram, that’s so nice of you, but are you not driving your car? I thought you were!”

Ram: “Yes of course I am driving. Guess only the two of us would be going in my car.”

Sanjana: “Then why can’t he join us and come in our car?”

Ram sighs and now he has no other choice!

So after an hour’s drive the three along with their friends reach the Cinema Hall. Ram was looking grumpy already and the real show was yet to begin!

SCENE-III (When the movie starts)

Shreeram: “Hey Ram, I thought you were gonna sit with Sanjana!

Ram: “Arey yaar, kyon puch rahaa hai…She either seems to be too busy on phone or she is talking with Rohan…Feels so weird

Shreeram: “Abey yaar…voh their girlfriend hai…”

Ram: “Please shreeram…”

An hour and a half later!

Sanjana seems to be busy on the phone. So Ram gives her some private space and goes off to buy something! What he does not realize is that Sanjana is speaking to our hero Rohan over the phone!


Sanjana: “Rohan, can you just get me some popcorn? I am kind of hungry!”

Rohan: “Sure Sanju…”

Rohan buys the popcorn and on his way back to his seat, bumps into Ram…

Rohan: “Ram, enjoyed the movie eh?”

Ram (grumbles): “yeah I did…big time”

And then murmurs silently, thanks to you I don’t even get to sit with Sanjana! ;)

Ram takes some popcorn from the bag that Rohan was holding, only for Rohan to frown and then scowl…

Rohan: “That was for Sanju…she had asked it…says she did not even have lunch! Nyways, thanks a tonne for getting me this movie having a gala time!” Having said this Rohan just walked away.

Ram could not believe his luck. Meanwhile Shreeram was looking at Ram and was laughing out loud. Poor guy RAM!

Sunday, October 21, 2007


I must say, that I was bitten with this DOLLAR BUG! Do not ask me why, but initially last year it did not seem to make a huge difference. But everything changed over the summer. This DOLLAR bug just overtook me. There was this insane urge in me to make huge amounts of money. What was I trying to prove? I was not doing anything novel. Hoards of individuals around me are doing the same. I could feel the arrogance in me growing each and every day. I do not have a reason for this to. Life was satisfactory enough. Or was it? Slowly seeds of doubt started sprouting in my thought process. Where was this mad, insane, stupid drive from? And then one day a friend of mine did ask me a question that sent my thought process into an overdrive! “Yaen daa, nambaloda appa, amma, elaarum car, mobile, A.C oda daan vaazhndaangalaa?” Here’s the translation. My friend pointed to me that our ancestors-parents, grandparents-did not have a mobile phone or an air conditioned car for their convenience. After all, a dollar bill is still a simple paper for which we end up cutting a tree. Yes I admit that these cars, mobiles etc do make our life all the more comfortable (and who does not want to be more comfortable?). That being the case, does it mean that our ancestors did not lead a comfortable life? A guy who was more than comfortable driving his dad’s scooter (note the point, even the scooter was not his!) now craves for a life with a laptop, a mobile, an air conditioned apartment and so on. I was deeply ashamed at my attitude. Nothing changes in life. We come into this world with nothing. But we leave this world rich not with dollar bills, but with values, leaving a trail of our acts. And these acts would determine if we deserve to be remembered or if we do not. Money, and materialistic comforts are commodities of life which do smoothen the process of living, but it does not mean that an individual cannot live without them.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

The unexplored series-I

At long lost a blog. I have not had any interesting or cheesy topics to write about till now. Life evens out. Or that is what most of us think about it. But does it happen really? Consider this case: A few months back I sort of did not get an offer that I was expecting. An offer that would have taken me across from the east coast of U.S of A to the west coast! I was sort of depressed for a couple of days, thinking that my stay in this country was all but doomed. The Monday following that weekend brought in even more surprises. As I set out from my home sort of brooding about my failures and without adequate preparation for a meeting with my boss, I began wondering whether the hard work I was putting in would ever repay. Or…The rest as most of us know is history. I got a chance and somehow hard-work paid off. All to sum up that we do lose, but we do win too. Again the dreams which we fail to achieve now we do tend to achieve them sometime later. Why am I reiterating this point again and again? It’s not some kind of a sermon on keep trying you will succeed. There have been enough by many including me along those lines. This is the case invariably most of the time.

But there does exist a very minute probability that we may not achieve what we set out to. What I am asking is suppose just in case, we do not achieve whatever we dream about, what happens? Let me put the same thing in a different manner. Suppose an individual dies without achieving his dream? Does he achieve it in his next life? Or does something called an “another life” exist in reality? Is reincarnation just a myth or a fact or a publicity stunt? Individuals say they do remember what they were, where they were, etc in their previous lives. I would give anything to remember what I was in my previous life (if I did have one). People take extreme stands on this topic. Some people recount their previous lives, the name of their parents, what they used to do for a living and so on. So now if I do not achieve something in this life, will I reincarnate and achieve it next time around?

I am also a voracious reader. But one of my greatest disappointments is that I have not read anything in this regard. As an individual it would be fascinating to see a novel or fiction about reincarnation. Or the science associated with it would also be a good read. This reincarnation bug sort of affected me ever since I have listened to the songs of OSO. Yes, you guys guessed it right!

Kehthe hain, agar kisi cheez ko tum dil se chaho,

to poori kaayanat use tumse milane ki koshish me lag jaathi hain

Hamaari filmon ki tarah, Hamari Zindagi main bhi,

End thak, sab kuch theek hi ho jaata hai,


Aur Agar Theek Naa ho, Tho Vo the end naheen,

Picture Abhi baaki hain mere dosth.