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Friday, March 27, 2009

The longest tag!

Now now... this is a tough one... Oorja has tagged me and I have to answer 100 questions for her!!! And worse, the questions are very very personal indeed! Phew... Let me see if I can handle these without ruffling too many feathers. So, wish me luck, buddies! Here I go:

100 things about me
1. Last beverage → boiled milk (at dinner)
2. Last phone call → 4 hours, 20 minutes ago
3. Last text message → was to ascertain if I am eligible to vote this time!
4. Last song you listened to → Kabhi kabhi aditi zindagi mein yunhi........
5. Last time you cried → 3 months ago.

6. Dated someone twice → N/A (not applicable, never dated! forget 'twice'!)
7. Been cheated on? → Yes
8. Kissed someone & regretted it? → Never kissed, 'regret' out of question
9. Lost someone special? → No
10. Been depressed?→ Many a time
11. Been drunk and threw up? → Never

12. Made new friends → Yes
13. Fallen out of love → I have not counted...
14. Laughed until you cried → No. When I laugh, I only laugh (as of now) ...until it pains in my stomach
15. Met someone who changed you → No... rather I changed a few! ;)
16. Found out who your true friends were → Yes
17. Found out someone was talking about you → Yes
18. Kissed anyone on your friend’s list → Not yet!
19. Made the first Move → No
20. Do you have any pets → had one cute cat, but she died years ago! still miss her! :(
21. Do you want to change your name → No. I love it.
22. What did you do for your last birthday → an ordinary day in office, apart from the cake that I sponsored!
23. What time did you wake up today – 07:10 AM
24. What were you doing at midnight last night→ chatting under cover
25. Name something you CANNOT wait for → food when I am hungry
26. Last time you saw your father → 2 hours ago.
27. What is one thing you wish you could change about your life → wish I had one girlfriend, who would love me for what I am!
28. Most visited webpage → My organization web page.

29. What’s your name→ You know it. Don't you?
30. Nicknames→ Chiru, Chichi.. many more
31. Zodiac sign → Libra
32. Male or female or transgendered → Male
33. Elementary→ Nabarun Point
34. Schools → DPS
35. Colleges → MCET
36. Hair color → Black
37. Long or short → Medium
38. Height → 5′8”
39. Do you have a crush on someone? → Not at the moment
40: Ever been in love? → Zillion times
41. Piercings → None. Don't intend to.
42. Tattoos → I am afraid of needles.
43. Righty or lefty → Righty

44. First piercing → Refer to 42.
45. First best friends → my parents
46. First sport you joined→ "tie shoe lace and run" I had to really rectify the procedure of tying a shoe lace after the race!
47. First pet → my cute cat!
48. First vacation → I remember going to my maternal grandparent’s place.
49. First concert → It was of the rockband Fossils.
50. First crush → Was in class 3.
51. Eating → Typical Bengali diet.
52. Drinking → water
53. I’m about to → to kill the mosquito sitting on my left toe.
54. Listening to → dogs barking at a distance. Its 1:45 am now.

55. Want kids? → Definitely
59. Want to get married ? → Yes
60. Careers in mind? → Trying to shape it up really well
68. Lips or eyes → Lips
69. Hugs or kisses → Both.
70. Shorter or taller → Shorter to medium.
71. Older or Younger → Younger.
72. Romantic or spontaneous → Romantic.
73. Nice stomach or nice arms → Nice arms.
74. Sensitive or loud → Sensitive
75. Hook-up or relationship → Relationship
77. Trouble maker or hesitant → Combo?

78. Kissed a stranger → No.
79. Lost glasses/contacts → No.
81. Sex on first date → No
82. Broken someone’s heart → Don't know.
83. Had your own heart broken → So many times.
85. Been arrested → Never
86. Turned someone down → No.
87. Cried when someone died → No
88. Liked a friend that is a girl/boy? → Yes. What's wrong there?

89. Yourself → Absolutely.
90. Miracles → Depends...
91. Love at first sight → No.
92. Heaven → Where is it? It's all hell here.
93. Santa Clause → Yes.
94. Peace in this lifetime → Wish it to happen in the last part of my life.
95. Kissing on the first date? → N/A
96. Angels → Never met.
97. Is there one person you want to be with right now? → No.
98. Had more than one boyfriend/girlfriend at one time in the past? → I hate repetitive questions.
99. You will die Young → Not to be, may be at heart!
100. You will end with the one you love and learn to love the one you are with –
The first part: I don't think so!
The second part: Well, yes! :D


  • Whoever comments on this post, has to do this tag.
  • Exemption for those who have already done it.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Election / Selection

The elections are here once more. The actors are getting prepared for the final rehearsals, babbling out their memorandum. Nobody is an enemy here, none is a friend. Its only the matter of time and then, enemies can reunite and friends can part. Nasty game this! One thing for sure, you need to be very good in mathematics, else numbers can crumble in front of your very eyes. Came across the ad campaign of jaagore.com. It's good, an eye opener. It makes us think hard about what we are really doing for our country. Are we using our responsibilities well? Of course not! Else, how come criminals and mafias rule the country? And we individually think about it and resign to the fact that what can "I" do alone! No. Its a collective responsibility. If I do it, you do it, he hoes it, she does it, they do it, tell me: Are we really alone?

But yes, election needs good selection as well. Personally, I feel the following, when it comes to selection of the right individual to vote in the locality.

  • See what educational and cultural background he has.
  • In case he had been previously elected, how had been his performance then.
  • Does he have a criminal record? Then strictly NO vote to him.
  • Do not give priority to the party he hails from.
  • Do not give priority to what rest of your family and friends think about. Of course, it is a democracy and you can see for yourself how much one has done.
  • Do not waste your vote.
Of course, rigging and booth capture is a hard truth in many parts of the country and thanks to the musclemen, criminals can rule even from jail! I don't know whether such incidents occur in other countries, but in India, it happens.

As far as various political issues are concerned, we should keep our eyes and ears open and only look for neutral sources of news, because in this age of marketing, the media is also being used in a wrong way. Numerous times I have toggled news channels and found the same news being presented with different textures. However, as responsible citizens, we should be able to know what is actually going on in the middle.

I loved the slogan: Be the change you want to see.

How true!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Free to fly!

You are independent today.
Free of all bounds,
Free from the shackles,
Go bird!
You are free today!
Experience the world,
Fly high and reach for the stars,
Explore new destinations,
Never ever look back,
For what is there in this old wretched household!
You deserve much more!
For what is there in the mundane colors!
You deserve vibrant ones, shades of red, pink and golden!
You demanded independence!
So you have it!
Do not wait here.
Because you are free now.
Free to fly,
Free to explore,
The world is your playground.
Go and enjoy!
What with all the tears?
Do not shed...
They are precious!
You have everything you wanted
What more do you want?
Go bird, go!
Do not push my boat over muddy waters and cry
"Could you not have stayed a bit longer?"

Go bird go...

Because, if you wait,
It would raise hope,
It would raise expectations!

Expectations kill.
Please... please...
I don't want to die!

Go bird go...

Image source: http://www.freebirdwatching.com

As of now

Hey friends

How are you? The lazy bloke, that I am, I have again skipped the blogging classes!
In the mean time, a lot has been happening! I have literally become a workaholic, giving little time to myself or my thoughts! It has all been work, work and more work! And to say the truth, am really happy with it, coz, work helps a person stay occupied. Free time is like hell for me! I simply cannot decide what should be done. I have devised an easy way nowadays, though! Guess what! SLEEP! What else... Relax your body, move silently in your dreams and sleep. That's it and all. And I utilize whatever free time I have, in that manner.

And I am sorry! I have not been visiting the blogs, that I love to! I would try and make up for that. Nothing more to jot down at this point in time. Sometimes, I feel, with my profile visible to all with my name and all, I might have to switch to an anonymous version of my blog, coz, you know what! I feel crippled in terms of expressing my feelings.

Take care.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Bouts of...

This is NOT because of 'anyone', BUT because I lose composure and peace of mind on a rarely basis.
NOT that my life can be controlled by others. I am the sole person who is in control of it!
BUT there are momentary lapses, when I just feel.... "mar jawan..."

Enjoy the video!


Saturday, March 7, 2009

Cricket under attack

Away from the blog for the last couple of days, I had been preoccupied with mundane tasks. However, the last few days had been no short of incidents, the most prominent being the attack on the Sri Lankan team by the terrorists. No act of contempt is enough to condemn the deed. Hitting out at innocent sports personalities who were also proud ambassadors of their own nation defies all sense of morality and principles. However, I am crazy to have even expected this out of them, who do not spare babies and children!

Straight talk: Pakistan needs to tighten up the screws on the fundamentalists, if at all they want to avert such incidents. We are all amazed at how all the miscreants could leave the scene unscathed. Invariably, comparisons with the Mumbai attack are being drawn, but the cops and security forces out here had acted far more efficiently by nabbing one alive and killing the rest.
Today they blame India for the whole act (without any proof!). How funny! And to think all the terrorist outfits have their roots in their own land! Clearly, their democratic (or pseudo democratic) Government is incapable of reigning in the extremist elements and the army! Since independence, how many times have they been under a democratic form of Government? Every time, the country has sought democracy, it has been overturned!

I read in the newspaper today that former Pakistan cricketers like Miandad and Butt are blaming Chris Broad for maligning their security forces, 6 of whom had laid down their lives. However, how can we ignore Broad's words! The ministers are provided 6 to 7 times security than what the Lankan team had been provided with. This, after all International teams had declined to play matches in Pakistan and the PCB was in dire need of money! Still, there was a time when the whole contingent was being fired at indiscriminately and none of the security forces were at sight. Khalil, the driver of the team bus had been able to drive till Gaddafi, but what about the other vehicle. It was left at the mercy of the terrorists! Younis Khan has reportedly commented and requested the whole world not to let Pakistan cricket die and not to alienate the cricket crazy nation. Yes, we are all with them! But when will they kill the root to all these? When will they stop blaming India and look at rectifying themselves? When will foreign teams and delegates be provided with top notch securities? When will their cops stop yelling things like,"Why don't you drive yourself?"(when requested to help out of a war zone)? When will enmity and hatred give way to peace and friendship? Do they have answers to all of these? I guess not!

Image source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Sunday, March 1, 2009


Alone in the dark night
Sitting on the rock
Shoulders dropping
Eyes drooping
He tries to get up
He tries hard
But cannot..
He tries to surmount the shackles
But cannot..
He tries again
Tries and tries hard
Again and again...
Still cannot!
He asks himself, "Why?"
"Something stopping me???"
And then, it dawns on him
Chains they are!
Chains entangled all around him!
Chains which cannot be broken!
Shackles which cannot be overcome!
But why?
Did he try enough?
He did not...
So, try, try hard, try harder, try hardest!
Gather all might and break free!
But... still the shackles remain
The chains intact...
They would not let him budge
How long? How long would he stay there...
How long can the chains keep him under control...
How long the obstacles would restrain him?
Time is running away
No food, no rest, no sleep
None at sight
No help at hand
Something needs to be done fast
But how!