Can’t they quit while they are ahead?

Finally the Left does something right. 🙂

The offending portions appear in a chapter called ‘Life Without Religion,’ wherein a school principal congratulates a student for leaving the religion column blank in his application form, suggesting that it is better for a child to grow up without religion.


Though they did ruin it all by making a weird concoction by mixing the N-deal and religion. 😛



Of all the things I miss most from MDI, there is one thing which comes to mind the most. Every time I trudge up to the pantry in office to have a cup of coffee, i think of the Fresh and Honest coffee outlet in the Acad block, back in Gurgaon.

Strong, hot coffee, served with a scowl by a man whom we used to call the CEO, it was the best vending machine coffee I’ve had. And every time I press the “Bombay Coffee” button on the Bru vending machine here, my mind fills with despair at the thought of what I am about to put myself through. While one cup of F&H was (usually) enough to get me through a boring Operations Management class (even though I slept through most of the OM lectures), the brew in office is barely enough to get me back to my desk. 😦





Withdrawal symptoms

I am not carrying my cell phone today and feel like a part of me is missing. My withdrawal symptoms include an unfamiliar lightness in the pocket and an overwhelming urge to call up people I have not talked to in ages, amongst other things. 


Is this normal or do I need to get help?


On the other hand, every time I travel on Pune roads, I come across a lot of idiots using their cell phones while driving. Maybe they are the ones who actually need help.




Rest in Peace, old friend… well, part of you anyways.

A part of this tree fell on the roof of my home yesterday. It managed to wreck a wall of the 150 year old house. Thankfully, the wall was of the outer most room of the house, which was being used as a dressing room. The wall will be rebuilt, but the tree will never be whole again. Tragic, for the tree should be a century old at least. 😦

arbit, Movies


The unthinkable has finally happened.


The only recourse that I can see now involves a lot of naare-baazi, striking work, burning of PMT buses and wrecking the premises of the culprit involved.


The “culprit” in this case is one of those 24×7 news channels. Not CNN-IBN, NDTV or one of the better ones. But one of those whose breaking news usually involves a congested nasal cavity of a member of the Bachchan clan and the like.


But what was the “crime” that has me so agitated?


It was midnight and yours truly was unable to go to sleep. You see, the after-effects of 2 years in b-school have not yet subsided. Since the laptop battery had already been drained off, the only recourse I had to pass time was surfing the idiot box. Between MTV and Channel V, a news channel was “analyzing” the to-be-released movie “Sarkar Raj”. Now everyone knows that the prequel “Sarkar” is inspired from “The Godfather”, with an almost one-to-one relationship between the characters of the two. Of course, minor changes have been made in order to indianize the story and the characters. Notwithstanding the painful “RGV ki Aag” and “Nishabd”, Sarkar can safely be attributed to as a proof of  Ram Gopal Verma’s genius.


Anyways, what the lady on the show was trying to do was to point out the similarities between Sarkar and the Godfather. Apart from the usual similarities between the characters, there was something that she said that is the cause of so much pain for me. She tried to show the similarities between the storylines, and in doing so said that in both the movies the younger brother had to kill the elder. WTF!


When the hell did Mike kill Sonny in Godfather? At first I thought that she is talking about Freddo being killed by Mike in the Godfather 2. But that was not what she was getting at, she again referred to the Godfather (part 1), later on in the show. If you haven’t read the novel (or seen the movie), then why don’t you just shut up?


Making up similarities between two masterpieces, just to fill up your airtime, is blasphemy.