Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Thank you for not Raping

Thank you father
for always loving me as your child,
as you should be, as I am

Thank you, to the boy I love
'cos you always treat me as the queen of your heart
as you always say, as you do

Thank you to the driver - of taxi, of auto
who drops me safely home
as he should be, as his duty is

Thank you to the neighbour
who took care of me well while parents were away
as he promised to, as he did

Thank you god, for all the times I was left alone
at home
at school
in bus
on road
or stranded among the strangers
at weddings
at stations
at parties
at work
Thank you, for not making me lost,
for the genuine kindness I encountered

Thank you to all on the other side of the wall
for letting me live and love this life
As I should be, as not every woman could

Thank you for not letting your power ravage my soul
Thank you for not maligning my spirit
Thank you for not breaking my trust
Thank you for not raping.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Recuperating . . .

I am just back from a hectic office tour of Mumbai and Goa - can i breath for some time ? and replenish my dwindling resources of energy ...

Friday, May 1, 2009


I recently came back from a tour of Punjab/Haryana via Delhi. There is something special about the La Capitos which attrcts you to it. You know its a mean city, you have heard a zillion times that dilliwallahs are not dil-wallahs, its the evil-field of our nation's politicians. But you still get blindly mesmerised by the magnetism of the city, to the colourfully crowded markets, and the wide roads, and the mystic landscape of the city. As scintillating the city is, as amusing its denizens. Here are 6 features i noted about the city, which i was always too gasped to ntoice in my previous visits as a kid.

THIS is Delhi, the Only city where:

1* The shops have name like - Dilbara, Saajan, Mohabbat (Translated to: sweetheart, lover, love).
Examples: Dilbara Shoe Store, Saajan Saari Centre, Mohabbat Electrical Items

2* Traffic police office cube is smaller than the under-the-flyover beggars' shack

3* You still get to see extinct car species perfectly wading through the roads - like - Suzuki Baleno , Daewoo Matiz and ah- the Maruti-1000.

4* The roads are So BIG, but the buses Oh-so-small

5* Government agencies have offices bigger and more posh than corporate houses

6* Chaat is the staple food - rich or poor, Southie or North. You get it even at the Airport!

Yeh dilli hai mere yaar, bas ishq mohabbat pyaar

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Bend It! girl grows up!

Sorry, but just could not miss it! Had to share with u all.. Our fav Bend it girl Parminder Nagra is pregnant with her first baby .. Awww

Full House

Happened to remember my old England days. So thought to share. I went there for my postgrad. Survived the One Whole Year of academics, loneliness, cold and cultural curry! yeah. More of it will come later, let me first introduce you to the 6 housemates suffering each other mutually:

Name: Catherine*
Nationality: French
Peculiar characteristic: typical French blonde dumbhead; often found strolling around hallways in panties
sleeping with random guys on drunk weekends, trying to speak seductive english
Whackaoo moment:
kissing an Irish boy at a bar - because that was the 'firsst taime she kisszed ze foreyigner' (sic)

Name: Jonathan*
Nationality: British
Peculiar Characteristic: semi-bald totally cad Law major with the black granny umbrella! A boastful Junior Under Officer of the Army corps whose face fell flat when I told him I was the SENIOR Under Officer in the Air Force corps
Attending bonfire parties/barbecues wearing kilts ( Scottish skirts for men without underwear)
moment: His equally cad girlfriend moving into our house at the start of new term

Name: Junaida*
Nationality: French
Peculiar Characteristic: the Algerian-French girl with maggi noodles hair, came to England to seek the man of her dreams! a cleanliness freak who ironically left the toilet in an incomplete mess every time prompting me to put up a big poster 'in there' - Please flush the toilet COMPLETELY. Did not drink for religion.
dressing up seductively and going on regular dates with irregular men. Humbug! she finished my expensive body shampoo in 2 days!
Whackaoo moment: Finding the Mr Right in a mixed race supermarket security guard rumored to be a drug dealer who disappeared for 5 months leaving the damsel waiting.... finally came back to claim her. I never dared to ask what was it all about.

Name: Joshua*
Peculiar Characteristic: the rolly-polly Redhead army lieutenant - A Sandhurst graduate
Attending military trainings, getting paycheques from a jewellery shop in Leicester! entering home with random drunk guys at midnight
Whackaoo moment:
Finally having a girl stay overnight with him-in his room (or else i had become sure he was gay)

Name: Kristina*
Nationality: British
Peculiar characteristic: Hippy Scot with an immigrant Chinese boyfriend, fetish for baking cakes for the Man or world peace; has her home behind the Scottish RoseLine church featured in the Da Vinci Code book
Activities: Protesting for fair trade and ethics; Capoeira; trying unsuccessfully to make us pay the house bills on time
Whackaoo moment:
Moving out of the house and Into with boyfriend in a new shared house after graduation with her dad driving more than 200 miles just to help her shift the luggage! (WHAT a Dad!)

Name: Farhad*
Nationality: Malaysian
Peculiar characteristic:
Not noted as creature seen only once in 4 months
Activties: Ordering home delivery from kebab shop and not realising the arrival of frustrated shopman ringing the doorbell for hours together in the English rain!
Whackaoo moment: finally disappearing from the house For EVER without paying any of the bills!

oh.. and finally me

Name: eS*
Nationality: Indian
Peculiar Characteristics:
A college bag full of different varieties of foods, daily seen leaving the house towards the internet lab
Activities: being bored, often found cooking spicy chicken curry in the groundfloor kitchen causing snotty mayhem to the European dags
Whackaoo moment:
leaving UK with a degree in International Criminology - WHAT? isn't that why i went there in the first Place!

More scoop on them in coming times ;)

*(names changed for privacy reasons)

10 Random things

10 random things about me (sequence=not-in-order)

  • I failed in maths in class 2
  • I won the best scholar award by the Birla group after my class 10 boards
  • I find criminals intellectually stimulating
  • I REALLY cant sing/dance
  • I'm a 2nd generation Amway kid - and proud of it!
  • I have used almost all modes of transport - cycle, bus, train, bikes, bajaj scooters, ships, cruises, boat, naval warship, Boeing, microlite aircraft, London tube, ferry, MMTS !
  • my favourite tv channel is disney
  • I have around 11 email ids
  • I love ice-creammmms
  • I hate men who wear skinny jeans and those who have hair longer than mine and those who wear low jeans with their underwear sticking out ! ( ugghh )

Saturday, December 27, 2008

War Bucket List

It could be.. It could be not.. It could be.. It could be not.. It could be.. Who cares! our airhead neighbours are doomed, it be or not. The whole ruckus ‘created’ by the P. accusing Indians of bring aggressive is nothing more but a ploy to deviate the globals from the actual intensity/effect of the terror attacks. They’ve got their armed forces hovering on the border (in P. even the street dogs are ‘armed’, courtesy the A. funds). They are ready to ‘defend’ their ‘glorius’ nation if India tries to ‘cast an evil eye’. Excuse me?? India. Evil eye. On P. ??? Are we nuts???

Given a choice, which would you cast an evil eye on – a brand new Gucci tote or a fifth-hand garbage rescued jhola from chor bazaar?

But P. the P. it is ! like a school bully, who tries all antics to entice you to attack him, but when u stay unresponsive, himself barges on you .

So I doubt if this could happen this time again.. it has happened throce before ! uff, if only people could learn from history, it would never repeat itself.

In case it do does, here’s my war bucket list –

My War Bucket List:

x) Get married: cos I don't fuck b4 i wed and nobody likes to die unfucked!
x) Visit Afghanistan .. a desire born with my my birth, i reallly donnow how .. karmic konnection as I like to call it ..
xx) Create a beautiful painting - my lost master art, as i say it
x) Punch hard all the dickheads i ever encountered in my life
xx) Travel in space ! ( which i might anyways be doing on way to heaven - or hell ? eeks )
x) Own WMD - no no, dont get it wrong. I meant Wealth of a Million Dollars ;)
xx) Say to my mom, dad & both sisters - that I love you all.. cos I always do but never told
x) INTERPOL - my ultimate life treasure

I hope I have multitude years to fulfill them and not just few months. I pray 2009 will be brighter and happier.