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Taken on the cruise boat that took us to Koh Tao. Love this for some reason….or probably I know the reason…!!

~a

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Kuch Is Tara

I have to thank SL for the song…its truly the best gift she could have given me…

at 12.49am…after you have been up for 20 hrs…and have gone without food for 8 hrs…the power of music is such that it forces you to write…to express…to feel…

i never knew i would say this so soon…but i hate consulting when it comes to staying away from home…it just doesnt feel worth it….but i know that something will make me wake up tomorrow…all charged up…willing to conduct interviews with CEOs and then eye excel sheets till the sun drops dead…

such is life…

btw…i have decided to start a series by the name of “Mornings with Sunday”. Wherein R and I will head out for a location…wherever we are…every other Sunday, for a photo expedition and a general ‘get to know the place’ kind of trip.

We started last sunday with Surajkund, Haryana. Will share the snaps and the experience soon…once am home.

life’s good…kuch is tara…

~a

Alienwan 2008 – the 10 point YES

Before anyone asks, let me give you the answers

1. Yes, the marriage did happen…check out the snaps at www.picasaweb.google.com/warikoo

2. Yes, married life is actually good…and there is nothing to be scared of. However, you should be fine with the fact that there no longer exists the concept of ‘sleeping on the bed as if you own it’ or ‘i am just going to surf porn for the next 2 hrs cause i got nothing better to do’ or ‘i will only watch NDTV cause that the only channel with a brain’ or ‘no one read my sms – do you get it?’

3. Yes, I watched Taare Zameen Par and think it yet another confirmation on the phenomenon called Aamir Khan. Needless to say, the movie has and will continue to move a lot of people…including the baby girl in the bus who will grow up to realize that Aamir Khan himself helped her mum change the nappy. Its surely an entry for the Oscars this year and I wont be surprised if karan marries Shahrukh…err…delete delete…the movie wins..!

4. Yes, life has been crazy ever since we have come back from the honeymoon…both work-wise and personally. After much deliberation we decided to stay with my parents, but not before we had bought everything for the new house. So a distress sale happened…some people got lucky and some people just realized why a distress sale is called so…

5. Yes, we have tried to get our marriage registered…but the government still believe that a gazetted officer is required to attest the photo…cause heck…the passport with the snap just isnt enough…! and there are still some people who think citizens will pay 2K to get the certificate done in a day. Did anyone tell them that the certificate is not so much required by the couple than by the government???

6. Yes, I did get promoted! which felt great cause I wasnt expecting it.

7. YES…YES…YES….i am broke after marriage…at one point of time i had exactly 69 bucks in my account…and the only position that should come to your mind reading the figure is bankruptcy and not something else…

8. Yes…secondshaadi is doing fantastic….has broken even…and we are right now in profits. TV campaign scheduled to start soon…and our new venture is coming up on feb 2008. watch out for it…

9. Yes, I have decided on a few to-dos for this year…get some lessons in photography, go on atleast 3 photo-expeditions, start seriously thinking about quitting work and starting something on my own, get a car for parents, get working on my house and yes…blog atleast 100 posts this year…

10. yes…yessss…yessssss…yesssssssssss….ooops..sorry…got busy with something else…

enjoy 2008 folks…!

~a

auto pilot mode….

just one piece of advice my friend…just one piece…

dont question anything…they think its a fantastic idea to have shehnai playing next to the DJ…heck it is….they think that you cant meet her entire next week till the actual wedding day…so be it…they think flowers on the ground will look better than flowers on the table…oh you bet they would….they think getting a kashmiri singer to sing for 6 hours and paying him 13 grand is all fine…yes it is..

…they think they know better…ofcourse they do….

…just be in the auto pilot mode…drive…dont direct….

so be it….

am off people….marriage is knocking on my door…and the parents of all single women in this world are hosting a global party to celebrate the occasion..

everyone’s invited…

catch you in november…

~a

Investment Strategy 101

Market drops 10%…relpet drops 13% to 159

Trading stalled

SEBI issues clarification on PN – it is not banned…just being controlled…!!

Market bound to bounce back now.

Buy 1,00,000 worth of relpet at 11.30am at 163 – under margin trading

Sell relpet at 179 at 2pm

10% gain in single day…!!

God bless the SEBI…

PS: not much work today…

yeh to bada toin hain….

belive me if you wish to…but this is actually the motto of our new project…! its a tough piece to work on…data is as scarce as images of rakhi sawant hiding her assets and instances of bappi lahiri adressing himself as bappi lahiri and not Mr. Bappi Lahiri…

so basically…yah…the project bada toin hain…!! i am sure you are not one of who those doesnt hv a friggin clue of what i am talking about

which brings me to a few ads that i have seen/heard lately…and hv got me questioning the fundamental of mankind. ok…whatever…not as far…but definitely questioning some fundamental…lying someplace…

1. Laxmi Chachi

some dude told me that its Reema Lagoo in there….and i was like….bullshit…get out of here….she is like…mom dude…she is Mother India. there is no way in hell that she would be seen on national TV stretching panties…

but holy friggin shit its true…its really true

i mean why….why woudl anyone….anyyyyyone…do this..!! it couldnt be possibly money….especially not reema lagoo…she is friggin mom everywhere…! omnipresent….! jst like himesh bhaiya…! u think of celluloid moms (why doesnt this sound right…?? nevermind)…and you think of her..! and here she is…going through rounds of elasticity to such gory details…!! eeessshhhh…in utpal dutt style….

2. Ravi Nursing Home

so..i admit…i am a convert….! from believing that indian radio sucks real BIG TIME…i hv atleast started dedicatig office driving time to Fever 104…and quite like the channel and the RJ lokesh. but no..it wasnt his ad…

i believe it was world heart day sometime back…and i hear this marvel of an ad on radio…

“celebrate the world heart day with a 20% discount on bypass surgery at the Ravi Nursing Home. SMS heart to 5 something something”

WTF..!!!

so lemme attempt to enter the mind of the patient here…and gather his internal response on hearing the ad

“oh wow…20% discount…awesome shit…i have to get that long postponed bypass surgery now…darling chale???”

“toooooooo much…20% discount…joy to the world…i better cancel my apollo hospital reservation and check in to the ravi nursing home. consumer is the king…”

“OMGGGGG…i mean…OM friggin GGGGG….i had to hear this right on the day after my by pass surgery…here i am …wasted all my savings on a stupid operation…and this gem of a deal comes and goes bham…!! right in my head…shit shit….shitttt….a..aaahhhh…aaahhhh…mera dil…koi hain…koi hainnnn….dil mein dard…koi hainnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn”

moronic material man…moronic..!! my to-do list before 30 has another item…meet the creator of this ad…

any other masterpieces from the indian land…??? please share…

~a

0313

…its no more ‘changing the face of media and entertainment’

…its no more leaving office at 7pm

…its no more sleeping at 12 noon…after 2 hrs of browsing

…its no more waking up excited at the prospects of meeting ‘someone’ today


…its about oil and gas now…

…its pipelines…

…its tiring…tiring…

…its 0313 hrs…

…its about checking into the hotel right now and checking out at 0800 hrs…



…its still abt waking up excited at the thought of the marriage vacation starting next week…

JOY…!

~a

a new piece….

i can see SL nodding her head…when i say that i love to use the word ‘piece’ for my projects..!! so yeah…i started on a new piece last week…and its been crazy since then. its not like the ones which gives you an orgasm…but ok…with only 3 weeks to go before i take off for marriage…i dont mind collecting hotel and frequent flier points….

PK and KM got married…and it was a blast of a week…i mean awesome fun…! i can almost see that my marriage wont be even half as much fun…PK was actually with us all the nights…except for the first night ofcourse….chatting away to glory…drinking happily…and just generally having a good time. while i will be thrust upon relatives..who will not only want to apply mehendi on me..there will also be the quintessential “khushi ke aansoon” at every 12 nanoseconds….

the only saving grace will be the fact that loads of people are coming down for the wedding…so a mini reunion of sorts is expected…right from school, college…to ofcourse isb….

life is expected to be busy for a long time now…so lets see when we catch up next….

till then…

…life’s good…

~a

faith like a child…

set apart its capacity, coolness and the ability to make the CD look obsolete…i love my iPod for the simple reason that it helps me connect to my past so effortlessly. as long as i remember, music has formed an integral part of life…and somehow each phase of my life has a song attached to it.

i wont mention a particular song lest daddy will kill me for bringing it up again…but a whole lot of other songs too bring back memories of a life once lived…and emotions once felt…

this morning…heard one such number…

took me back to possibly the longest phase of self-doubt i have experienced…

strange how it took just this one song to get me back…

…they say that i can move the mountains…
…and send them crashing to the sea…
…they say that i can walk on water…
…if i follow and believe…
…with faith like a child…

– Faith like a child; Jars of Clay


Jars of Clay is a gospel rock band…they sing songs in praise of the lord…and do an awesome job at it….! it might be tough to get your hands on a CD in India…but if you do….grab it..!

~a

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