Saturday, October 04, 2008


What comes to your mind when u hear the words 'BLACK MAGIC WOMAN' ???

The term 'black' makes its sound eerie, evil of sorts...'Magic' makes it mysterious, mystical...and with that the word 'Woman' is like bang... sending shivers down your spine,a fantasy come true,

The combination of these three is deadly...
femme fatale
at its best...


a lady in black, tall and dusky,sleek and slender,
standing across the hallway,
shimmering in a satin black gown...
kissing the flute of wine,
with a sparkling necklace adorning her neck,
her earrings playing hide n seek,
her glances casting spells on everyone,

with a mesmerizing calmness on her face,
she looks at you,
you shy away,
look again, and she's still here...
but what's this...
she's coming your way,
her eyes hypnotising you as you struggle to get free,
her killer stilettos freezing time with every step,

the once distant figure... now becoming true by the second,

her disarming smile,
inching closer with every step,

enticing the evil within,
dissolving everything else into darkness,
she is right there in front of you,

as you struggle to catch your breath,
sorting out jumbled words tumbling down in your mind,

reinforcing yourself, you hold your breath...

but hey.... whats this....

she just swam past you...

haplessly , gasping for air, you gather yourself,
whats left of her is her hypnotising aroma,
as you try to take the last whiff,

there she is ... walking away...
trying to figure out what just happened,
you suddenly notice...

her eyes grab your your attention,
she turns her head a little, stealing a glance of you...
you catch her eyes red handed... and her smile knives down your heart...

with a thirst in your eyes, you are left asking for more...

You wouldn't help but wonder why i tell u all this... ???

WHY ???

I tell u all this... for i know one such lady... ;)

" I got a Black Magic Woman.
I got a Black Magic Woman.
Yes, I got a Black Magic Woman,
She's got me so blind I can't see;
But she's a Black Magic Woman and
she's trying to make a devil out of me.

Don't turn your back on me, baby.
Don't turn your back on me, baby.
Yes, don't turn your back on me, baby,
Don't mess around with your tricks;
Don't turn your back on me, baby,
'cause you might just wake up my magic sticks.

You got your spell on me, baby.
You got your spell on me, baby.
Yes, you got your spell on me, baby,
Turnin' my heart into stone;
I need you so bad,
Magic Woman I can't leave you alone. "

- 'Black Magic Woman' by Carlos Santana

Thursday, October 02, 2008


When the training at HCL got over, I was worried that the group may get disintegrated and the times we used to laugh would be snatched away from us.

Then came the along the days of Skillports and Process Training, which were a pleasant surprise. What with all the masti in completing each others skill port courses and the ‘Balee ka bakra’ chakkar :P.

But what followed was totally unexpected!!! :D

Starting days were just tafri days, all we used to do was hang in the cafeteria playing TT and pool. A few of us got assigned their cubicles (Arun and Swati), and some of us got whole rooms full of computers all to themselves (Vaibhav and Mandvika) :D It was this tech lab room that became the hub of our matargasti and thuss. What haven’t we talked about in there. Starting from the cutie to the gadaadhaari (No Offenses to anyone intended), from vaibhav’s art galleries to my own PJs, from cost cutting to holiday destinations, from phuket beaches to Bamiyaan’s Buddha, from temples to wild animals, from himachal’s hill stations to ‘satpura ke ghane jangal, uunghte anmane jangal’

However, two... ummm…. what should is say... limelight grabbers ;)… have been - the horror show and the love bites.

Horror show takes the coveted runner’s up position, an intense show, complete with slow voice and decorated with turned off lights, it was an event to remember.

From Vaibhav’s – ‘One Wrong Foot’ to Mandvika’s ‘Monkey Man’ and the ‘Dadaji and Driver’ tale; from Sanjay’s picturesque desert wind with lantern in the castle (that too atop a hill) to my own spirit meets, it was all there.

And the priced position- the winner is our session of - love bites. Not many people know about this, but this was the gem of all the talks. Although this was held in the cafeteria, but it managed to qualify as it was still one of the chats belonging to the ice age… as a matter of fact, it was the icy cold of tech lab that drew us towards that cuppa coffee, where we all sat on that very special table, and opened our hearts out. Just to make sure that everybody’s on the same page, there were 4 people who took part in this session – Sanjay, Saurabh, Maryam and last, but by no means least, myself :D. Although one of us turned out to be an alien, you know whom m talking bout, but rest of us were pretty much humans… who had experienced all the usual emotions of joy…for someone, care for someone, wait of someone, anxiety of meeting someone, longing for someone, fear of someone’s rejection…and the ever so common desire of that moment of sweet awkwardness, where the racing heartbeat reveals itself as the symphony of love…

I wrote this entry as an ode to those ‘nutty’ ice age days. Those small-small moments, they are priceless, to be cherished forever as they are what brought us close, in the beginning of what is to be a life-long journey where we have just put forward our first few steps. I know, that these memories are not going to last forever, and slowly they may fade away, and parting ways may become inevitable, but it is for this reason that I would like to quote someone,

“One of the reasons why people hold on to memories so tight is because memories are the only thing that don’t change when everything else does.”

And on a happier note, I hope that that someone is not just anyone, but the melodious one :)

Wednesday, September 10, 2008


Enfin... Je suis ici :D
Finally m here to write down something...lolzz :)
Its been way too long that i have stayed away from mon blog !!!

I tried to write several things, but then, it happens only when its destined to happen.
And same has been the case with something that had been going on with me for the past few weeks...

It was refreshingly different, almost a surprise....well not almost, but surely 100% a surprise :)

It came when i had left all my hopes, all my expectations and all my previous notions behind!!!
It came as a life saver, a breather, as a new ray of hope, and oasis in a desert, but then...
the desert is destined to be dry...aint it ?!?!?!?!?
as always, this also dint last long...
it got over today....

i was hoping that i was onto something,
i had got what i had hoped for...

is it true, is it real !?!?!?!
m i in some kinda dream ????!?!?!
i pinched myself at times, only to find myself blushing

i cudnt believe that this was happening...
It all took me back those source code days... when i witnessed it for the first time...

Alas... all good things have to come to an end,
for i know,
its too good to be true...

its too good to be true...

Thursday, February 14, 2008


I tried so hard to write something innovative
this valentine,did save some drafts,
but to no avail.

I had quite a few ideas, but then
couldn't express them properly, guess the
emotions were too high to be controlled :P

"Maybe, next year... i will give it to someone special,..."
one about whom i would be able to atleast
make a valentine entry in my blog.

As for now, its still
me n meri tanhayee !!!!

m kinda getting bored with this !!!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

LOVE IS IN THE AIR.....AGAIN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Well well, what do we have here....
is it just another day ?
No NO, it is that dreaded doomsday,
commonly known by the name of
Valentine's day!!!

yeah, doomsday it is,
for all of us who are not blessed
by the femme fatale !!!
or even femme, let alone the fatale part !!!

It is that time of the year,
when the cosmos conspires against us.
Everyone, from the friends, to newspapers,
TV, radio and even Airtel starts singing
those dreaded love songs that can make
a happy bachelor go weak in his knees !!!

Everywhere u look, gardens, parks,
malls, market places,
even the roadside Gol - gappe wala is
catering to the love birds,
and nobody cares about us loners !!!

And why the hell should he ?
Even the roadside beggar knows,

" मैम्साब साथ होंगी, तभी कुछ बात बनेगी "

Every boy is hooked to his girl,
make that girl'S', on the phone, sms , cards, chocolates,
roses, be it in a car, or a be it a 'Buck-up' team.
Being an owner of a bike, and forced to see
buck up teams cruising and 'braking' on the road
is a torture for a loner.

i feel all the more jealous.

Thursday, February 07, 2008

The Professor's Mails.... PUT THE GLASS DOWN....TODAY

A Professor began his class by holding up a glass
with some water in it. He held it up for all to see
& asked the students

"How much do you think this glass weighs?

'50gms!' .... '100gms!' .....'125gms'...the students answered.

"I really don't know unless I weigh it," said the
professor, "but, my question is:
What would happen if I held it
up like this for a few minutes?"

'Nothing' .....the students said.

'Ok what would happen if I held it up like this for
an hour?' the professor asked.

'Your arm would begin to ache' said one of the

"You're right, now what would happen if I held it
for a day?"

"Your arm could go numb, you might have severe
muscle stress & paralysis &
have to go to hospital for sure!"

...... ventured another student & all the students
laughed "Very good.
But during all this, did the weight of the glass
change?" asked the professor.

'No'.... Was the answer. *

"Then what caused the arm ache & the muscle

The students were puzzled.

"What should I do now to come out of pain?" asked
professor again.

"Put the glass down!" said one of the students*

"Exactly!" said the professor.

Life's problems are something like this.
Hold it for a few minutes in your head & they seem
OK. Think of them for a long time & they begin to ache.
Hold it even longer & they begin to paralyze you.
You will not be able to do anything.
It's important to think of the challenges or
problems in your life,
end of every day before
You go to sleep.
That way, you are not stressed, you wake up every
day fresh & strong & can handle any issue,
any challenge that comes your way!
So, When you leave office today,
Remember to.....


Wednesday, February 06, 2008


Hi there. it's true... i really hate....
i mean love this movie.

Its the kind of movie that i can go on watching over n over again :)

I quite liked the premise of the movie,
with Julia Stiles (as Katerine Stratford) the perfect teen angst, that too a girl, oh boy is she angry !!!
And her sister, one of the most fabulous looking girls i have ever seen on-screen, Lerisa Oleynik as Bianca Stratford (does it ring any bells ???)(this question is only for my specific targeted audience).

Quoting from the movie itself :-

"...Your missing the point. I mean look at her....just look at her...
her eyes, her smile, the way she looks...i mean she is totally pure !!!"

...and goes her bedazzled lover, Joseph Gordon-Levitt (as Cameron James).

God she looks amazing, in that sunflower dress, as a matter of fact in that Red dress of hers,
and oh not to forget that pink prom dress of hers.... a princess in her own right !!!
I mean if u look into her deep round smiling eyes, dare u not fall for her.

On the other hand, her mutant sister is a born rebellion of sorts. Harder to crack than to soften i would say !!!

The Dad is also one character m sure most of us can identify !!!
Larry Miller as Walter Stratford plays the role of a single and completely off the hook father.
i mean there are limits to prevent your daughter from dating,
and he shows them to us :)

Heath Ledger plays Patrick Verona, the perfect chael chabeela of the film,
the only guy that has the guts to take on the shrew that Julia is !
Memorable role it was, the best part i liked was when he sung a song to her in the playground,
complete with an 'inhouse' orchestra ! Watch it to feel it. M sure if any girl wud have been
in her place, she must have felt like a princess !!! Dumbfounded by the charisma that it holds
to be vowed by someone like this, and that too for a girl of her reputation of 'tempestuous' ( a synonym is used by her councellor in place of this word, for her. But m not telling u that. Must watch it believe it !!!)

The plot begins to thicken when the rules of the house change.

" Old rules are out. This is how we do it now.

Bianca gets to date...

........................ if she (Julia aka Katerine) dates. " - father

" But she is a mutant. What if she never dates ?!?!?!?!?!???" - Bianca

" Then u dont date... oh i like the sound of that" (grins mercilessly) - father

I insist this movie is a must watch. I myself have watched it 2 and half times within only two days of knowing that this picture exists, and that consists of downloading a 700 MB file as well.

Now m on the lookout for Its complete soundtrack. Have searched a bit on the net,
havn't had much luck though, but still, if u find any of it, do let me know.

Will be waiting...tcao :)

"I hate the way you talk to me, and the way you cut your hair;

I hate the way you drive my car, I hate it when you stare.

I hate your big dumb combat boots,

And the way you read my mind.

I hate you so much it makes me sick;

It even makes me rhyme.

I hate the way you're always right,

I hate it when you lie,

I hate it when you make me laugh;

Even worse when you make me cry.

I hate it that you're not around,

And the fact that you didn't call.

But mostly I hate the way I don't hate you;

Not even close, not even a little bit, not even at all. "

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Kya baat kar raha hai !!!

This blog entry will continue to grow as and when i come up with some interesting khichdi material :)

To err is human, but to really
foul things up... u need a computer.

When the going gets tough,
the tough gets going,
and comes real close to you !

"There is nothing like 'maybe' ,
either you are pregnant or you are not.
There's nothing like somewhat pregnant. "

- by Umesh Dhingra, our GD-PI faculty at CL

I Thought women were from Venus....ONLY !!!

After reading today's newspaper... there was this inevitable eenkling in me.. i HAD to write this.

We are always 'hypnotized' to believe "Men are from Mars and Women from Venus" but wait a minute... whats this ? a picture from NASA shows a supposedly 'naked' women outstretching her arm on Mars !!! Obviously the BIG question of the day is Is there life on the barren lands of Mars ???

Well the hype is natural for the media. but there are a few questions that come to my mind !!!

how do they (the scientists, media and whatever...) know that 'it' is naked ?
and it is a female ???
or they just went on like

" ohk it appears to be naked.... might as well make it a female... who likes to see nude males anyhow... "

well one things for sure... if any of the hindi news channels, barring only a few, get the chance of interviewing this lone lady, they would go like "hows the night life there ?" or "are there men also ?" and then "how many boyfriends have u had ?" "kisi ke saath aapka nainmatakka bhi hua tha ?... kya aapke pas video hai ?" and all the shit ...

Nevertheless, lets not get distracted from the topic... :P

Now, the very sound of women being on mars brings some interesting thoughts.

is this like Women Empowerment or something !?!?!? After battling it out successfully here on earth.... they have stepped on men's shoulders (i urge u to visualize this...its a lot meaningful that way...try it) they have started the conquest for mars !!!

i mean the only private place left for the battered male is under attack !!!! this is serious shit man !!!

What.... u dont agree with me... then look around. First place would be the IDIOT BOX. Do u see a single ad of a male consumer item WITHOUT a female in it ??? i mean talk about electronic items, cars, bikes, clothes, accessories, and even the male inner wear ads are full of female models !!!!!!!! i mean this is the heights.... this is literally going to the dogs... do u ever see a MAN in ads that are targeted for women consumers. do u see a man in a perfume add or a soap add or a saree ad (i know it seems illogical but just compare it with ads of male clothes !) or u might see me as an extremist when i say that there is no male in a womens inners ads !!! (mind u - m not complaining on this one - this is the way it shud be !) but just look at the disparity man...

is there any place or any thing that belongs solely in the domain of males ???? everything has been overpowered by the farer sex. (again - the self proclaimed 'farer' see what i mean !!! )

on the other hand is this also one of the many male fantasies or more appropriately the caveman's innate Tribal Instincts that are at work when he sees that organism on Mars as a lady bird !!!!!!

( @female readers : Looks like we have a La Fight at hand...aye )

Truth be told...even science says that men will be an extinct species in the near future. ( @ for all u nocturnal birds out there) Even procreation will be in control of your femme fatale !!! Seems more like recreation will be the only thing expected of us.

Well then....guess it IS really time for us to retreat.
might as well make the most of it njoyable....

Bon soir.... :)