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what is so romantic about it?

15 Feb

valentine’s day-clearly the most overrated day for all the single people in the world (me included);).
i had one hell of a day, nevertheless.
basically i have gathered some massively sucky train karma. i must’ve been an aeroplane in my last birth and the trains have been jealous ever since.

little flashback to prove this point- so last week i got into a train though i was wait listed 7. and the tc oblidged by giving me his seat. ofcourse i was so darn sleepy (which is my ground state of consciousness;)) that i woke up half hr after mysore (my then desired desitnation). it was 5am and my phone had died. so the alarm dint go off. murphy’s law. and i have tremendous fear of the dark. and men. in the dark.;) but i had a course to rush to, so i had to get off at the next, very weary station, mandya. now mandya is a village which wishes it were a town. well, coming back to the extremely isolated mandya station at 5am in pitch darkness, i spotted one happy autorickshaw man. there was exactly one. i was like “guruji, come on man, show me your presence, you said your always around, where the bloody hell are youuu, i need proof !!” so the auto guy drops me to an imaginary bus stop and tells me fiercely that bus to mysore will arrive shortly. and as he left, right opposite the so called bus stop in mandya, at 5.10am in continued pitch darkness, what do my eyes spot? exactly, and i meant it, right in front of my face, on the opposite side of the road, is a huge hoarding. it has pictures of many random people and a huge full size picture of a smiling HIS HOLINESS SRI SRI RAVI SHANKAR. finish, one tear each eye;)

dear pals, i realise i haven’t even begun with the absolutely psychotic event list which took place on valentines day! fine i will keep it cryptic and unexaggerated.;)
13th feb, 9pm- train to mysore from bangalore. waitlisted-1, e-ticket that apparently automatically gets cancelled and refunded, god knows why.
13th feb, 9.15pm- ticketless in train. hanging out with wait list-2 man, also ticketless in train;)
13th feb, 9.30pm to 11pm- tc refuses to help or is rather helpless. so i sit beside the washbasin on the floor of the train outside 2nd ac boggie. i scratch. i facebook. i get sprinkled with water by a man who flutters his hand after his sumptuous dinner.
that very moment i acknowledged; whether or not men love me on this auspicious day, god clearly doesn’t.
13th feb, 11.30pm- get off helplessly at mysore and head to yasha’s house. she is an angel. her mum is god.
13th feb, 12midnight- i begin to sleep
14th feb, 9am- wake up to eat dosa
14th feb, 9.15am- morphined sleep resumes
14th feb, 7pm- wake up to realise that tonight’s ticket is also WAIT LISTED-1!
14th feb, 11.30pm- this time the tc is a darling and though i am ticketless, he gives me 3rd ac seat and says to me “you are one lucky girl” and i think to myself… what a wonderful world!!


i am SHARING my valentine this year!

13 Feb

romantic day is round the corner! this year i am sharing my valentine with more than a lakh driven youth who are gona stand up against terrorism and corruption! cool na? this year  ‘my country my valentine’ ! if u wana share my gorgeous valentine, your invited! join me in the MARCH IN MARCH. Visit www.themarch.in and register!

happy valentines day!

(dont forget to hug ur parents tomorrow! after all, they have been loving u from the time u pooped around the place!;))


11 Dec

hello everybody! somebody….anybody ( copy cat dialogue of simba from lion king 😉 lou it. besides its quite relevant here. hehe)

interesting person i meet at mica today. Ogilvy Outstretch ka National Creative Director-naam Rajkumar Jha.( O&M ka O stands for Ogilvy, its among the top ad agencies of the world). firstly he looked like a bald teddy. so eyes were happy. and his jokes were super cute. now i called him interesting because i gathered that he and his then boss were behind the making of ‘Mile sur meraa tumhara’ and ‘ Mile sargam har taraf se, gunje mann mein desh raag’ and also the instrumental torch bearing sportmen film. remember these? in mile sur mera u have all the greats of states of india singing this sentence in their mother tongue. and  desh raag showcases our Indian classic music and dance. they used to come in doordarshan eons ago. man! i got goosebumps. wat a brilliant country i am a citizen of, was reinstated. i wonder why they dont show these films on tv today. it’s so positive and fills an entire country with hope in times like these. need of the hour i think.  justifying calling Raj sir ‘interesting’ further, he works for selling stuff to rural india which makes up 80% of our country’s population. he was showing us a series of social ads made for educating rural india about contraceptives, family planning etc. it made me think of how much of India am i really in touch with? majority of my country’s fellow citizens cant even read my ad let alone make any sense of its all important “hidden message”. wat do i knw of their lifestyle when i am blessed with so much freedom of everykind. like some countries have compulsory military training for 2 yrs after schooling, we here instead shud have compulsory service for the upliftment of our villages for a year atleast. kya kehte ho?

check out the films and get nostalgic!


jai guru dev!


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