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Hey ya

I will start by saying I have no intention of being regular ๐Ÿ˜› (way more believable than saying I’ll try to post more often). Remembered the good ol’ blog after a long time.

Lots of stuff going on. I have been seriously contemplating doing photography more seriously. While my current career brings bread and butter to the table, it’s getting , I dunno – too mundane? I don’t feel the passion, never have. But when I am at any event clicking away happily, I feel alive. There is something about photography that’s just different. So, I decided to do something about it :). I am assisting another photographer who works in Mumbai. First event coming around pretty soon. So wish me luck ๐Ÿ™‚

PS. Sorry about disappearing abruptly. Not saying that it won’t happen again ๐Ÿ˜›
PPS. Happy Diwali folks. Hope you’ve had a lovely celebration ๐Ÿ™‚

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Resolution

You are always so very sweet to me. So much that there are times when I feel you surpass even aai in pampering me (That is the highest compliment I can pay anyone!).You help me so much, you don’t let me do any chores, take very good care of me, when I am down with my chums, make sure I have almonds and apple every morning, the list is endless. But, I know I have not been the best DIL to you. I do just about ok. You treat me like your own kid, and sadly I have realised, I am behaving like one (not in a good way).

So, my this year’s resolution is growing up. I’ll try my level best to stop acting like a spoiit kid (read: be selfish, lazy and small minded) and learn a bit from you.

— Your eager-to-grow-up youngest daughter ๐Ÿ™‚

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This ad

Gave me goosebumps

It starts with so much joy, you can see it in its purest form with those kids enjoying themselves. The attempt to colour an aeroplane, the antics with the warden and milkman pure unadulterated joy of holi. And the way it ends – goosebumps.

I’m speechless.

 

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Blank!

I open notepad. Type a few words. Erase. Repeat. Just cannot think of anything right now :(.

Till I get back to my senses, and am able to write again, why don’t you guys hop over to CB’s and have some fun. She hosted a complete-the-story contest. And there are some fabulous entries. Go read how Will and Rose’s story ends, in so many romantic, comic, dramatic, sci-fi-ish (:P) and even vampirish way! I promise you’ll have an awesome time. And while you are there do not forget to vote for your favourite stories!

The Dialogue

For those of you who could not submit entries to her contest in time, fear not :D. She is also running a sub-contest. All you need to do is identify the authors of the stories. It is that simple (not!). Why are you still here? Go now… shoo!

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Curious Me

I have always been curious kid. Mom stopped paying attention to my questions, but P, now he has no choice :P. But I think, the poor guy needs a break, before he runs away sick of me pestering him. So I thought of a new bakra for my questions. Yes, my dearest readers, I am talking about you. Who else can I count on ๐Ÿ˜›

1. Why won’t the rains stop? Don’t get me wrong, I love travelling by Mumbai trains, but I really miss my bike. And I hate absolutely hate having to walk through the potholes, every time making my feet get all splashed with the dirty gutter and rain water combo, eww. Plus, rains make us sit at home on weekends! For a while, it feels good, sitting at home, sipping hot ginger tea, watching TV, surfing, it is even fun. But after three months of this routine, I really want to get out of the house. Now.

2. If there is any civil engineer (I am not sure which part of engineering deals with this, civil was my best guess. Please don’t take offense if my guess is incorrect)out there reading this, please tell me this – why do the roads have these lines that make them so difficult for two-wheelers? You know what I’m talking about right? The lines that make the roads uneven, the line that splits the roads into two planes. I have already skidded once on one such uneven road-line (for the lack of a better word). And now each time I encounter these, I am really scared, and make the bike go really slow, before crossing the line.

3. What is the point of building the sky-walks on every sub-urban station in Mumbai ? I have to yet see a station where it is actually used by people. At Ghatkopar station, I observe people treat it like a park. Teenagers sitting on the sides, couples finally having a place where they can hide out. Never have I seen it used by people during the rush hours to actually reach the station. From the news report it looks like this was a 600 crore project. Could they really not have thought of a more useful way to spend this money?

Is the post getting too serious? Everyone in the favour ofย  yes, raise your hand :P.ย  Okay, I have a feeling there is no one left to actually read this. But for those of my loyal readers who have gone through the torture above,ย  here are some fun questions –

4. Why can’t we have more than one Friday per week? And while we are at it, a couple more days in the weekend too ๐Ÿ˜‰

5.ย  If nurses are called sister, then why aren’t (male) doctors called brothers :P.

PS: Swaram’s comment made me raise another question, are male nurses called sister too? ๐Ÿ˜›


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We booked a flat few months ago, and were at builders office over the weekend to submit our cheques against the demand note they had sent. We met the Sales Lady (SL) to give those.

SL: What four cheques? Why can’t you transfer the money to one account and give us lesser cheques ??
Us: Why is it a problem to make 4 receipts? We don’t want to transfer the money. It is problematic to explain all this stuff when filing IT returns.
SL: But this one cheque is for just 20 k, you could have transferred this.
Us: (Again) Why should we?
SL: (Giving us looks) Theek hai. Baitho.

The attitude is as if they are doing us a favour by accepting our money. SL then went into the inside office, we hoped to work on the receipts.

10 mins later, she is back outside, discussing and chatting with a client. We wait for her to finish the discussion, and then ask her the status.

SL: Oh ab tak nahi mila. Wait I’ll check.

Were the receipts going to come walking to us? We wonder.

15 more mins. No sign of SL. She is still in the room. However, we see a peon come out and give a receipt to the gentleman who had come before us. We are happy thinking ab humara number ayega.

10 more mins. Still no sign. I go in to check what is happening. SL is busy chatting on the phone. I ask her to please hurry up.

10 more mins. Nothing. We are quite agitated by then. P then goes inside to ask her what is happening.

SL: Kya karein system down hai.
P: And when were you planning to tell us that? We are sitting outside from half an hour waiting for the receipts.
SL’s Manager: You should’ve atleast informed them.
SL: (Angry looks towards us) I’ll let you know.

10 more minutes. We are fed up. We go inside her office once again.
SL: System down hai.
Us: Kitna time lagega?
SL: 25 more mins.
Us: How come each and every time we come, the system is down (This is true btw. we have had to wait around 40 minutes each time for a task that should not have taken more than 10 mins)
SL: (Angry at us now.) It’s not as if we want you to wait. Ab system down hai to hum kya kar sakte hai (As if it is out fault that the system is down)
Us: System theek kyu nahi karva lete, how is it down so often?
SL: (Changing the topic)Kahan rehte hai aap?
Us: (We told her. We live near the office)
SL: Then why are you cribbing so much. Its nearby. You can come tomorrow and collect.
Us: Why should we waste another trip to your office? We don’t want to come again
SL: Hume bhi to ana padta hai na (She actually said that)
Us: (!!!!!!!) This is your job, how can you not come. We also go to our offices everyday ๐Ÿ˜›

Then they offered us the xerox of our cheques, promising that we would get the receipts the next time we visited their office, we refused our of anger. There was another sales rep in the office, who got so angry with our refusal, that he tore the xerox. Seriously, I cannot imagine what he was thinking.

We finally accepted the xerox since we realised there was not much we could do.

We also decided that from now on, we would just take the xerox and collect the receipts on the next visit. Would waste lesser time. Of course this assumes that they will keep the receipts ready by then, which I feel is hoping for a lot ๐Ÿ˜›

Fun aspect of the incident:

When SL asked the peon to get another xerox for us, he complained why again. When she explained that OSR had torn the first copy, he yelled back at her. She grumbled loudly, ek taraf customer chillate hai, aur doosri taraf peon!

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Two of my fav bloggers are celebrating their Happy wala budday and First Wedding Anniversary today.

Please join me in wishing them both ๐Ÿ™‚

Dear Sagarika

Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday dear Sagarika
Happy Birthday to you

We all miss you
We all miss you here in blog world
No fun in the first game without you
Come back soon ๐Ÿ™‚

P.S: This is in no way related to the fact that she will be sending chocs for people wishing here ๐Ÿ˜›

here is your card:


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Dear Tamanna

This is a special day for you and R,
A day to reminisce about the wonderful journey that you two have had over the year,
To think about how destiny got the two of you together – the perfect one for each other,
How much your lives have changed since that day one year ago, all for the better ๐Ÿ™‚
Here is looking forward to the happy lives you are going to share for the rest of your lives enjoying each moment together.


——

Have a great day you two ๐Ÿ™‚

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