Here comes a little Angel... :)

No I'm not talking about me. :P

I have become the proud bua of a cute cute cute baby girl, who was born to Mona Bhabhi and Nitin Dada, in Lucknow last night i.e. 23rd January 2009.  Hey, now that I have scribbled the date, I think their wedding also took place around the same time two years ago. I am real bad remembering anniversaries...birthdays I dont have a problem (cake milta hai bhai!!! :P)...Hmmm!!

No I haven't yet got a chance to see the baby girl, nor have I had the chance to speak to bro yet, but god knows I am dying to. A few days ago I was reminiscing my conversation with bhabhi and we had discussed that it would be wonderful if its a baby girl. I'd really love to spoil and pamper the little angel. You get the most wonderful girlie clothes these days, unlike the ones we wore as kids. Everytime I go shopping (even window!!!), I see baby girl clothes and they are oh so cute. 

Okay enough of the shoppaholic display. Coming to the baby girl. Like I said, she was born in Lucknow and god knows when I'll be able to see her. I am hoping to get my entrance exams schedule a little sorted out then maybe I can plan a trip to the north...before it gets too warm of course!! So So So So So excited....I was howling in my brother's scrapbook in Orkut and all I could come up with was "Yipppppppeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee". 

So this is from me to you, little baby:

Teeny Tiny little toes
Small and round little nose
A special gift from heaven above
You're a baby we all oh so love
We've longed to see you face to face
And we've prepared a special place
For you little one, the special one
With you around, our worries seem none
We'll watch with delight every step you take
Be with you to correct any mistake you make
Our special journey has now begun
Growing and learning shall be fun
Welcome to this world oh little one!! :)

Also to all the Uncles and Aunties :P!!!
Last but not the least to the Grandparents too, they'll be the happiest ones I am sure :) :) 

P.S: The above picture is not of the baby girl born yesterday....I'm sure you've all figured it out by now...he he he...Smart people!!! :P


The President we love to hate, yet cannot get enough of his public gaffs, leaves office after 8 tumultuous years, let us look back and enjoy the BUSHISMS of George W. Bush:

"One of the very difficult parts of the decision I made on the financial crisis was to use hardworking people's money to help prevent there to be a crisis."—Washington, D.C., Jan. 12, 2009

"In terms of the economy, look, I inherited a recession, I am ending on a recession."—Washington, D.C., Jan. 12, 2009

"I'm telling you there's an enemy that would like to attack America, Americans, again. There just is. That's the reality of the world. And I wish him all the very best."—Washington, D.C., Jan. 12, 2009

"I've been in the Bible every day since I've been the president."—Washington, D.C., Nov. 12, 2008

"Yesterday, you made note of my—the lack of my talent when it came to dancing. But nevertheless, I want you to know I danced with joy. And no question Liberia has gone through very difficult times."—Speaking with the president of Liberia, Washington, D.C., Oct. 22, 2008

"I didn't grow up in the ocean—as a matter of fact—near the ocean—I grew up in the desert. Therefore, it was a pleasant contrast to see the ocean. And I particularly like it when I'm fishing."—Washington, D.C., Sept. 26, 2008

"We're fixing to go down to Galveston and obviously are going to see a devastated part of this fantastic state."—Houston, Sept. 16, 2008

"The people in Louisiana must know that all across our country there's a lot of prayer—prayer for those whose lives have been turned upside down. And I'm one of them."—Baton Rouge, La., Sept. 3, 2008

"And they have no disregard for human life."—Describing the brutality of Afghan fighters, Washington, D.C., July 15, 2008

"I remember meeting a mother of a child who was abducted by the North Koreans right here in the Oval Office."—Washington, D.C., June 26, 2008

"We've got a lot of relations with countries in our neighborhood."—Kranj, Slovenia, June 10, 2008

"And I, unfortunately, have been to too many disasters as president."—discussing flooding in the Midwest, Washington, D.C., June 17, 2008

"We ended the rule of one of history's worst tyrants, and in so doing, we not only freed the American people, we made our own people more secure."—Crawford, Texas, May 3, 2003

"The public education system in America is one of the most important foundations of our democracy. After all, it is where children from all over America learn to be responsible citizens, and learn to have the skills necessary to take advantage of our fantastic opportunistic society."—Santa Clara, Calif., May 1, 2002

"And so, in my State of the—my State of the Union—or state—my speech to the nation, whatever you want to call it, speech to the nation—I asked Americans to give 4,000 years—4,000 hours over the next—the rest of your life—of service to America. That's what I asked—4,000 hours." —Bridgeport, Conn., April 9, 2002

"It would be a mistake for the United States Senate to allow any kind of human cloning to come out of that chamber."—Washington, D.C., April 10, 2002

"Let's make sure that there is certainty during uncertain times in our economy."—Washington, D.C., June 2, 2008

"I'll be long gone before some smart person ever figures out what happened inside this Oval Office."—Washington, D.C., May 12, 2008

"Take the Middle East seriously because that's the center of—that's the place where people get so despondent and despair that they're willing to come and take lives of U.S. citizens."—on advice he would give the next president, Washington, D.C., May 12, 2008

"Families is where our nation finds hope, where wings take dream." —LaCrosse, Wis., Oct. 18, 2000 

 "I know how hard it is for you to put food on your family." —Greater Nashua, N.H., 

 "I hear there's rumors on the Internets that we're going to have a draft." —second presidential debate, St. Louis, Mo., Oct. 8, 2004 

"I know the human being and fish can coexist peacefully." —Saginaw, Mich., Sept. 29, 2000 

"You work three jobs? … Uniquely American, isn't it? I mean, that is fantastic that you're doing that." —to a divorced mother of three, Omaha, Nebraska, Feb. 4, 2005 

"Too many good docs are getting out of the business. Too many OB-GYNs aren't able to practice their love with women all across this country." —Poplar Bluff, Mo., Sept. 6, 2004

 "They misunderestimated me." —Bentonville, Ark., Nov. 6, 2000

 "Rarely is the questioned asked: Is our children learning?" —Florence, S.C., Jan. 11, 2000

 "Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we." —Washington, D.C., Aug. 5, 2004 

 "There's an old saying in Tennessee — I know it's in Texas, probably in Tennessee — that says, fool me once, shame on — shame on you. Fool me — you can't get fooled again." —Nashville, Tenn., Sept. 17, 2002 

"I want to thank my friend, Senator Bill Frist, for joining us today. He married a Texas girl, I want you to know. Karyn is with us. A West Texas girl, just like me."
Nashville, Tennessee, 27 May, 2004

"Rarely is the question asked: Is our children learning?"
Florence, South Carolina, 11 January, 2000

"Reading is the basics for all learning."
Reston, Virginia, 28 March, 2000

"As governor of Texas, I have set high standards for our public schools, and I have met those standards."
CNN, 30 August, 2000

"You teach a child to read, and he or her will be able to pass a literacy test.''
Townsend, Tennessee, 21 February, 2001

"I understand small business growth. I was one."
New York Daily News, 19 February, 2000

"It's clearly a budget. It's got a lot of numbers in it."
Reuters, 5 May, 2000

"I do remain confident in Linda. She'll make a fine Labour Secretary. From what I've read in the press accounts, she's perfectly qualified."
Austin, Texas, 8 January, 2001

"First, let me make it very clear, poor people aren't necessarily killers. Just because you happen to be not rich doesn't mean you're willing to kill."
Washington DC, 19 May, 2003

"The war on terror involves Saddam Hussein because of the nature of Saddam Hussein, the history of Saddam Hussein, and his willingness to terrorise himself."
Grand Rapids, Michigan, 29 January, 2003

Taggie Taggie Taggie :)

Plagiarised this from Val's Blog. Just wanted to do something simple for a while ....yeah yeah simpler than my rants. Here goes :)

What are you listening to now?
- At this very moment, POTION - Ludacris

What is your occupation?
- Part Time Content writer. Getting ready for another dose of student life.

What was the last thing you ate?
- Sooji Ka Halwa..This morning... He he he he!!

Last person you spoke to on phone?
- Diva, Last night...

How old are you today?
- 22 Years, 8 months, 15 days. (I'm getting older...waaaah!!!)
Last movie watched?
-Ghajini (Hated it!!)

Favourite day of the year?
- Rakhi...bahut Rokda milta hai beedu :p :p :p

Favourite toy as a child?
- Cant think of any except the dolls I had...but as far as I remember I used to be glued to Tinkle, Chacha Chaudhary and Amar Chitra Kathas.

Favourite season?
- Rain Rain come again :P

When was the last time you cried?
- A few days ago.

Who is the friend you have had the longest?
- Not sure who I've known longest among Diva, Nik and Prashant. These three have been in my life ever since Ican  remember 

What did you do last night?
- Cleaned my cupboard...for the Nth time this month :P

What are you most afraid of?
- Fear itself

Favourite dog breed ?
- Golden Retrievers

Favorite day of the week?
- Sunday

How many states have you lived in?
- One One One.

What is your wish for this new year?
- Get into IIJNM/ ASJ / Manorama

New year resolutions?
- Dont make any resolutions :P

Now, Alok also tagged me...Grrr...To write 8 wierd things abt me...I guess I'll give it a shot :P

1. I have a fixation with numbers and adding up. I see number plates on cars, scooters, autos, whatever..and I add up the four digits and check if they total 3, 6 or 9. This is for no rhyme or reason.

2. I take off my footwear while driving the car. Like the Accelerator, Break and Clutch are Holy incarnations.

3. I do not take a second helping. Very rarely. I eat less that way (Sub-consciously...not decided..yes I know I am getting fat but this is no way related to that :p). 

4. I hate making calls. I find no good reason to make a call, unless there is something I want to talk about. Which is hardly the case these days.

5. I cannot tolerate the munching sound that comes while chewing food. Even if it is chips, which is bound to make a crunchy noise, I get irritated real quick. In theatres, I am vary of eating when there are "silent moments" during a movie, coz I cant tolerate even myself making the chomp chomp noise.

6. I am a habitual furniture mover. My weekends go on re-arranging the furniture in my room or wherever.

7. I cannot ride my scooty less than 40 kmph. :P I know 40 isnt much...but if I see the speedometer going below 40, I get real pissed. I dont mind taking a longer route but I need to go faster than 40.

8. I do not believe in buying pirated books. I claim to be against piracy but I download movies and songs. So that makes me a hypocrite in a way. But pirated books are a no no for me. 

Phew!! One tag by Shalom Pending. :)

And I tag anyone who wants to take up any of the above...Cheers!!

Singapore Revisited

A few of my friends have been ranting on for a really long time about showing them pics from my Singapore Trip...anything except the Race Track. Here are a random collection of pics that I liked from the trip. A picture is worth a 1000 words eh?? Still gonna write about these :P ..Sankranti Blog in a day or two... :P 

Appu and me...I look Drunk...I know  :P

Appu was about to Kill Kalyan when he was taking this..I think she'll Kill me for putting this up :P
Nice na?? This one was Near Clark Quay Station. Kalyan was the photographer for the evening :P
Just put it up for fun...Me and Kalyan were discussing that we looked like characters out of ZEE HORROR SHOW Season 200th
The background didnt come the way we wanted it but I still Like this one :)
Appu and me ...Dont ask what this is all about :P

Again the goof up on the background...still like it :P

This for those who didnt believe me when I said there was a SUCH A STATION :P

Nice decorations na??? This was one month before Deepavali though ...Little India.

How do you expect me not to include F1 when in fact I went to Singapore only for that ... :P

I hope no more complaints :P..For those who want to see other pics from my Singapore trip, Please go to 


:) :) :)

Rahman : JAI HO :) :)

I have been up since 6.30 this morning to watch the Golden Globe Awards on WORLD MOVIES. And Yay, I'm glad that I was up this early.

As of 8.22, the count is 2/4 for Slumdog Millionaire. Simon Beaufoy has won the Best Screenplay Award and our very own AR Rahman has lapped up the Best Original Music score. I must say I didnt know who he was up against, James Newton Howard and Hans Zimmer are no small names and to win competing against them is something.

Oh I am so happy happy happpppppyy today. I watched the movie for the nth time last night..guess today I'll watch it again. The music score is just amazing, as is most of Rahman's work. I'm absolutely hooked on to the song "JAI HO" which plays when the credit rolls towards the end. Sukhvinder Singh's voice is magical most times. 

Waiting for the next two awards  for Slumdog i.e Best Movie (Drama) and Best Director. They are yet to be announced. Hope they make it 4/4.

Right now Steven Speilberg is being honoured with the Cecil B DeMille Award. Grrr...Get away from the screen Scorsese and let the other awards roll... :P So exited :P :P


P.S: ANIL KAPOOR looks drunk by the way he is jumping around and shouting. Dev Patel and Frieda Pinto are so composed, they put Kapoor to shame :P :P


PHEW!! Gotta hand over the laptop to mom...she's in a bit of a hurry.  But Yayayayaayaaaaaaay!! :D :D :D

P.S: Shahrukh was there with Freida Pinto... In case you didnt know :) 

Watch it tonite at 8 PM on UTV Movies and World Movies. :) I will :)

"Satyam"ev Jayate

Yeah big day. A friend and ex-colleague calls up...after 4 months. Lets call her "KA" :

My phone goes .."I've been living with a shadow overhead, I've been dreaming of a...." (thats my ringtone if u got confused)

Me: Hey KA.
KA: Hey, I didnt think you'd recognise my number.

Me: Na It was saved in the cellphone. So how are you?
KA: Doing tell me. I thought you'd gone to Bangalore for the Journalism thingy. So never bothered to call you up...felt a little guilty that I didnt even to call to wish you luck. AJ told me you're here. What happened there?

Me : Hmmmm. Well that didnt work out. So I guess stuck in good ol Hyderabad a few more months.
KA : You never call up. Whats with you?

Me : Hellloooo??? Called you up on your birthday, then diwali and New never pick up the phone. Had to give up sometime right?
KA : Oh. Ok. So heard about the Satyam fraud?

Me: Yeah just switched on the TV about 15 mins ago...shocking stuff isnt it?
KA: Yeah I know

Me :  Who the hell was their auditor??
KA: Three Guesses Who....?? (Giggles giggles giggles)

Me : You got to be kidding me. PWC?
KA : See. Always told you, you could make a fortune out of your guessing game (laughs)

Me : Stop kidding yaar. Anyone we know working there?
KA : Na. AS left a few months ago coz he had to appear for finals in November. He left PWC around the same time you left CA. He was mighty disappointed that you decided to discontinue. Ahem Ahem.

Me : Hmmm...You need to get some Strepsils.
KA : Ha Ha Ha. You know I was reminded of our conversation with the seniors just before you left. How the hell did you know that PWC had such bozos working there that cant even detect such a huge fraud?

Me: Well that time I had no idea, but I knew one particular bozo who kept getting through papers and couldnt even draft a Balance Sheet properly. He got into PWC and one conversation with him made me think that I knew Class 12 commerce students who knew more than him. That discussion with our seniors was just my disgust coming through.
KA : Hmmmm.

Me : Remember how our boss made us prepare a whole year's books of accounts for that new company, that fight that day with him, I could not believe that I was a part of something of that sort.
KA : Yeah I know. And his smug reply that this is how it works....God, that was the first day I realised that you cannot survive in this world with high morals. You gotta cheat a little. 

Me : Yaar I dont know about that. Even my parents told me the same thing..that I should learn to compromise and things dont always work according to you and that to survive in a corporate and competitive world, you should go with the flow. Only I was too weak to give up coz I felt I couldnt do such manipulation on a daily basis. It gives no pleasure.
KA : You were not weak..why do you keep saying so?

Me: Pata Nahi. My point is...How on earth do you think one or even 2-3 persons in Satyam pull of such a fraud and its auditors not know?? I mean isnt it pretty basic?? Such things should and wouldn't go undetected right?? Lets wait and watch.
KA: Yeah, thats what everyone was discussing. Sad really. The shareholders, investors and employees....real sad.

Me: Yeah
KA : Anyways, given any thought to coming back to this field?? 

Me: No Yaar. more finance for me.
KA : You sure about that?? We have a least register and give your Finals.

Me : Nope. I hate more of it.
KA : Hypocrite...we've been rambling on about finance for 15 mins and you spoke for at least 10.... and you say you dont like Finance??

Me : I can talk on anything and everything you want me to...I dont have to like it just coz I talk about it, do I?
KA : You'd do well in Finance you know, why not give it another shot?

Me : Arre Bhagwaan, I have made up my mind and no matter what you say, I'm not coming back. You need help on an audit you are going to do alone, I'll come and know. But dont ask me to join that torture chamber again.

KA : Yeah I was meaning to tell you that...I hate the newbies..God I miss your company so was fun time we had..audits are so boring. I'll tell you if I come that side sometime, lets meet up..its been a such a long time since we met.

Me : Sure thing. Let me know in advance please.
KA : Haan Haan. By the way, you have this movie called Billy Eliott? 

Me : Yeah...why?
KA : Someone said its good. Can I have it the next time we meet?

Me : Hmmm Ok...You have my Forrest Gump right? Get it back please.
KA : Oh ya..thanks for reminding me. I'll look for it. Dont know where I kept it.

Me : Hmmm...Ohkay.
KA : Chal then, was nice talking to you. Get back to you again. Say my hellos to everyone at home. Keep in touch. Take Care.
Me : Yea you too..see ya..Bbye.

(That Billy Eliott isnt changing hands)

(And was it just me who felt I was buttered quite a bit during this conversation??)...(Just a random ramble)

P.S: Eye is doing much  much much much better ..thanks for all your wishes. :)

Sunday Ka Funda

Less is More. I talk less today...Eye ko strain nahi maangta. 

My accomplishment/s for today:  (As recorded at 1.29 PM Sunday, 4th Jan)
1.  Made perfect Sabudana Vadas...first time in my life they came out this well...with an exclamation from dad... "ZABARDAST HAI...Eat them before they become cold, else they won't taste good" My verdict: They were actually good...unbiased about my own cooking you know. Maybe salt can be reduced a bit. 

2. Took Dad on a short drive near home...first time he's seen me drive. He sat next to me and everytime the car stopped (2 times), he went.. "KYA HUA??"...He was much more scared than I was driving the Indica :P ..Tried Mom's car can handle driving that Maruti too...but it keeps jumping like a horse for some reason. That shows I still need a lot of practise.

That was events of today thus far. Had a loooooonnggg fun talk with Hemanth over the phone last night. Roadie Shodie talk. Thinking of blogging on it but it will take a lot of time. And I am not supposed to be sitting here and typing this either. :P

Kochu ...Welcome back...and post something fast fast!! 

Adios! :)
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