Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Awesome lines, no?

Kaun samjhega seene mein kitna dard samaye baithe hai......
Jab ik bedard ko hi apna humdard banaye baithe hai.....

A complete post will follow.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Fwd: New comment on Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, big deal...!.

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Posted by Anonymous to Nowhere to go, nowhere to hide.... at July 25, 2011 7:11 PM

Well Anon, WTF is this comment?? ( I am seriously considering blocking Anon commenter, for the simple reason that i am left guessing, yeh kaun tha????) 

And tell me, what was that "really?" in response too???? Some possibilities, and then appropriate responses.

(And since i am pissed off generally, what with a sad job, Thailand trip in khatai again and India lose first test.... i am going to reply to all)

So you think it isnt REALLY big deal??? That life will change forever? Well, it isn't. Life changes, each change brings its own joys and challenges and honestly, you cannot do shit about it.

Or do you find it difficult  to believe we are REALLY going to Thailand???? Well, let me reiterate, I am. Alone, if need be. 2 people are booked, but this being a TA trip and we all know about TA luck. So the trip is on.

Or do you REALLY .......oh, WTF. If you do read this again, just let us know what you meant !!!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, big deal...!

If, and that's a big IF, TA makes the planned trip to Thailand, all will say it was inspired by the movie Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara. That may not be the case, but the movie does throw up interesting ideas about what all may happen at an all guys trip.

Among other things, you can run into Katrina Kaif, find a dad, get laid, indulge in adventure sports, fight a bit, make up and have a good time in general.

If, and again, that's a big IF, TA makes the planned trip to Thailand, we had similar plans (except for of course, the dad part and i will let you speculate about the getting laid part). Morever, it is hoped to be a break from everything else. And a chance, last (or maybe second last chance) to do something in our lives our way. Not that we did everything our way till now, but still as life goes on, there will be a lot of influencers on each and every decision of ours and not to mention limitations. For eg. - Silky (and you can whack me for this), when was the last time you saw a hindi movie? :P

Point being, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (at least, as we know it).

Well, that was the thinking as Thailand plans were being laid (eh, being laid? Hmmmm)


The way I see it, the planned Thailand trip is most likely to be cancelled. Our lives are not 'Bollywood' Hindi movies, so planning a trip will be next to impossible. All conceivable troubles will show up and try their level best to trip the plan. ( and i am not even thinking about the chances of running into Katrina Kaif there).

At this point of time, 4 of the 5 people who could have gone to Thailand are tentative about their plans, in varying degrees, for various valid reasons. (I feel left out!!!)

Anyway, life would'nt stop i guess, if this trip doesn't happen. We may never get this chance again, so lets hope it happens.

I don't see how, maybe i'll go alone and take cutouts of everyone's photos and pose everywhere like in the movie Up In The Air.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Recco, refusal and rant....

Life at her terms :
The whole idea of putting up a blog, as i see it, is to put across your point of view - whatever someone else thinks. One is expected to be frank, fearless, the blog has to mirror you. Generally, personal blogs, you can have commercial ones as well.

This lady here is by far the perfect blog i have seen in those respects. Absolutely loved it. So does her dad, it seems. And at one level, i am jealous of her. Because its frank, she puts in stuff without caring who will read what and if that's appropriate or not.

A thing to do before i die :

Last Sunday, i was expected to be at my college as a guest lecturer telling students about the stupidity B2B research is. I had to refuse at the last minute because i wasn't keen on driving all the way with the hurting leg. Was looking forward to the experience, but....But that reminded me of a simple promise i had made to myself long time back, in 2006. That one day, i would be good enough to be invited as guest lecturer to IIM - A, and I'll refuse. Well, 5 years on, i have taken the first step towards it, at least the refusing part.

The thing about looking forward to things...
Is that the it will not happen, not for me at least. Was looking forward to a nice evening at MIG club for EKs engagement, but i am going to Delhi on that very day. Just another instance in my life, i guess.

The rant has to be cancelled. I am now going on friday morning, so may go to EKs engagement.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Missing the point.....

There is an old saying - that lock's are to prevent the honest from stealing. The thief, if smart and expert enough, will anyway break and lock and steal. The same logic can actually be extended to laws, judiciary, police and all that. The fact that killing someone leads to life imprisonment MIGHT deter an office going, middle class person, but not a professional killer. By punishing one, you tell other potential criminals, this is what will happen to you, are you willing to risk that??

Some Mallu, who is in the Navy, kills another guy, when he sees him at his girlfriend's house, and assumes/concludes they been sleeping together. Fine, as the judge said, a prudent cannot accept that and he killed him in a minutes insanity. Crime, but can be defended, punishment scaled down. Then the couple has sex (or, as the girl claims, she was raped) with the corpse still in the house. Fine, some emotional reunion maybe. Not a crime, just seems weird, but just might indicate a relaxed state of mind, after doing / witnessing a murder.

Then they think about what to do with the body. And then, very cruelly, in a gruesome manner, with a cool mind, they take steps to chop it into pieces and dispose it in jungle. Guy goes back home, girl goes and registers a police complaint about the guy being missing. And they have gone unpunished!

Ok, the guy has been convicted for murder and destroying evidence, while the girl has been convicted of just destroying evidence. 10 years and 3 years respectively, and the girl has walked out free today. She did not deserve to.

But the point is, the main crime was not the killing. A 1000 people are killed daily - by insurgents, by criminals, by armies, by police and so on. The main crime, was the thought in their mind, that the law will never catch up with them. That their gruesome crime will never be caught. That they can get away with it. That has not been punished.

So, is the court telling us, in effect, you can kill people, play victim and get away with it?