July 28, 2008

So long....

I am moving....to wordpress that is.

2 reasons why - One, i think this should rejuvinate me and make me blog more often. and two, i discovered recently that blogger blogs are not displayed as search results on google. Whats the point really if no one knows / reads my blogs??
So Ciao people, so long.......... see u at http://idiotland.wordpress.com/

July 26, 2008

Tag is the name of the game

SO found yet another one..........wierd questions....you can judge the answers yourselves...

1.) Can you cook? well....yes though I must admit I was right........it is as boring as I thought it would be

2.)What was your dream growing up? To become a CEO of a Fortune 500 company......or start a company and get it into the Fortune 500....was highly confused between the 2 options.....what do you guys think I should do?

3.)Q. What talent do you wish you had? Gift of the gab....makes life so much easier :)

4.)Q. Favorite place? Mumbai...am tired of this question and am sure you guys must be tired of seeing this answer again & again

5.)Q. Favorite vegetable? Hmmm...Potatoes, sometimes peas, sometimes bitter gourd

6.)Q. What was the last book you read? Kite Runner by Khalid Hosseni....its actually not the last one but the last one whose name I remember

7.)Q. What zodiac sign are you ? Aquarius....very typical I am told!

8.)Q. Any Tattoos and/or Piercings? Pierced my ears....yeah yeah...Tam Bram and all.....

9.)Q. Worst Habit? Tough one.......will get back on this

10.)Q. If you saw me walking down the street would you offer me a ride? Considering I currently dont drive...NO

11.)Q. What is your favorite sport? I watch tennis and cricket...not much of a sportsperson myself

12.)Q. Negative or Optimistic attitude? Optimistic

13.)Q. What would you do if you were stuck in an elevator with me? Well....call someone to get us out...duh!

14.)Q. Worst thing to ever happen to you? Dunno....life?

15.)Q. Tell me one weird fact about you - I think i am completely normal. Let me know if you find anythin I do wierd

16.)Q. Do have any pets? Nope....and dont plan to either

17.)Q. Do u know how to do the macarena? Oh yeah.......its fun :)

18.)Q. What time is it where you are now? 5:45 pm on a saturday evening.... some life

19.)Q. Do you think clowns are cute or scary? wrong time for this question.......I just got back aftering watching Heath Ledger in Dark Knight!

20.)Q. If you could change one thing about how you look, what would it be??? nothing....I am fine the way I am.

21.)Q. Would you be my crime partner or my conscience? Crime Partner is so much more fun! On second thoughts, crimes alone are a lot more enjoyable. so sorry buddy! find someone else

22.)Q. What color eyes do you have? Black

23.)Q. Ever been arrested? Nope

24.)Q. Bottle or Draft (draught)? depends

25.)Q. If you won $10,000 dollars today, what would you do with it? Buy a car

26.)Q. What kind of bubble gum do you prefer to chew? None...I am more of a chocolate person

27.)Q. What 's your favorite bar to hang at? Any..as far as I have interesting company

28.)Q. Do you believe in ghosts? Not seen one till now....so NO!

29.)Q. Favorite thing to do in your spare time? Read or blog

30.)Q. Do you swear a lot? not at all

31.)Q. Biggest pet peeve? Anyone stepping into my room.....well this may also qualify for the wierd habit question....but thts me

32.)Q. In one word, how would you describe yourself? Unbelievable

33.)Q. Will you repost this so I can fill it out and do the same for you? Nah! too much trouble

July 25, 2008

Tag along once more

Okie...Tag Part 3 is here...Supposed to give ONE WORD answers...So tough! Since when did I become a person of few words? A slight modification to the rules just for me. Words in brackets dont count. (Ok?) Here goes -

1. If you get something out of a vending machine, it's most likely to be: Chocolates. (Am getting oh-so-nostalgic here...thinking of the Cadburys vending machine near my college gets my salivary glands going....yummm!)

2. A word you sometimes catch yourself misspelling: tomorrow (Hv no clue if this is the right spelling. Thank God for 'Autocorrect' on MS Word. Mr.Gates, take a bow)

3. You least want people to see you as: Easy-going (someone who has life handed over in a platter with trimmings)

4.You're a little scared of: Mom (dont need any further words to decribe tht one)

5. The least attractive thing you do in your sleep: Snore (Big deal)

6.The number of contacts in your cell phone: 215

7. How many of them are restaurants: 2

8.You lose your cool when someone: irritates (by not understanding my point of view or talks down to me. hmmmph)

9. When you go to the drugstore, you often can't leave without buying: Candy

10. Your dance moves can best be described as: Graceful (Modesty, thy name is mine)

11.The majority of your underwear is: branded

12.Something you eat even though you hate how bad it is for you: Chips

13. You think you're really not a great: Artist (I mean the drawing and sketching kind....else I am popular as a 'drama queen')

14. How much cash is in your wallet right now: Rs. 1647/-

15. The majority of your shoes are this color: Black (brown comes a close second)

16. You don't think you'll ever be able to get rid of your: extra kilos

17. If your breath is bad, it's most likely because you had: garlic (usually its garlic bread coupled with an onion topped pizza...)

18. You feel embarrassed when you: burp

19. The last public place where you used the restroom: Hotel

20. Something you don't like to debate in mixed company: Menstruation

21.You don't think you can pull off wearing: Sleeveless

22. Something you own entirely too much of: Bags (Dont get me started on this ....I just lovvvvvvve them)

23. Someone you would love to see in concert who might bring down your street cred: ARR

24. The last thing that you spilled on yourself: Curds (tht was today's story....I am always spilling something on myself. Think I'd make a great brand ambassador for a detergent....any takers??)

25. If you were on a reality show, the producers would likely portray/characterize you as the: Blabbermouth (could also be the clown...guess we need to ask the producers themselves. where are all the producers when u need one?)

Tag along again.......

This is the second of my 'tag along' series. Another tag I picked up...feel free to tag yourself :)

I am: smiling (right now :))

I think: of everyone and everything except me

I know: that I am gonna be a success someday

I want: a successful career

I have: lots of dreams

I wish: Chennai auto drivers go by the meter

I miss: Mumbai (mainly its auto drivers :))

I fear: lonliness

I feel: happy when I meet more and more people

I smell: as good as my perfume

I search: only on Google

I wonder: how much would be too much

I regret: quitting my dance

I love: freedom and independence

I ache: when I eat wrong :(

I care: Frankly, I don't care!

I am not: doing any work right now!

I believe: in destiny

I dance: whenever I am alone

I sing: only in groups

I cry : when hurt

I don’t always : have 'the right bag' for every occassion....when am I gonna catch up???

I fight : the most with my brother...we come to blows and then share a coffee :)

I write: lot lesser than I should

I win: hearts

I lose: touch with people! need to improve on that one

I never: miss an Aaamir Khan movie

I always: go to sleep while commuting

I confuse: when I don't understand (Confused, eh?)

I listen: to everyone's story........sometimes thats the best thing you can do

I can usually be found: dreaming and planning

I am scared: of adding too much salt to the dish :)

I need: family and lots of friends around me

I am happy about: the occassional rain in Chennai, especially during office hours

Tag along

Totally bereft of ideas...so thought i shall do all the tags i came across in various blogs and thereby generat content in my blog...yeah yeah! sad! but I hv not been posting for a month now simple because I am not finding anythin post-worthy. this is surely better for the continuing life of my blog! so here goes tag no. 1

The Page 123 tag.

These are the rules:

1. Pick up the nearest book.

2. Open to page 123.

3. Find the fifth sentence.

4. Post the next three sentences.

5. Tag five people, and acknowledge the person who tagged you.

Okie........nearest book...hmmm ....hunt hunt! Gotcha

Its the SEBI (Disclosure and Investor Protection) Guidelines, 2000 (ok, I am guilty...doin blogs at office hours)

anyways...Page 123, here i come

Lines 1..2...3..4...5...the next 3 sentences -

The risk factors shall appear in the prospectus in the following manner:

a. Risks envisaged by management

b. Proposals, if any, to address the risks

c. Any 'notes' required to be given prominence shall appear immediately after the risk factors

Hey the funda of this tag suddenly dawned on me .......Its 'the tag' for office hours. One, it makes you learn something...like I just did. (the irrelevant part is that I am supposed to be knowing this for over 4 months now!) Anyways, I learnt something today. Secondly, and more importantly, it makes you look like working when you are actually blogging. Whoa! I like the guy who thought of this tag. 'Smart Boy' :)

So anyone who wants to pick this tag, do it during office, learn something / pretend working :) Ok, I should leave now. Am envisaging lots of Risk factors if I continue....Ciao

June 26, 2008


My entry for Klash this week. There is a slight twist to the kahani this time....In addition to the other rules, we had to base the entry on some mythological event/character/etc...makes it interesting. So here goes.....

When his visitors left, he turned to his wife. “I have to do my duty.”
“The consequences can be terrible for you.”
“But they are right. Think of that young girl. It will make a world of difference.”
“I’ll come with you.”
Armed with his bow and arrows he began his journey accompanied by his cuckoo, parrot, the gentle breeze, the lovely season of spring and his ever-loving, dutiful wife.
Their presence made the atmosphere cheerful and him hopeful. He saw the girl arrive. This was his chance. One arrow should do the trick. His wife prayed. Just as Kamadeva fired his passion filled arrow at Lord Shiva, his third eye blazed open……..

There are numerous versions to the story I alluded to. Here is one such lovely site.

June 16, 2008

Indiblogger Chennai Meet

Finally I am posting on the Indiblogger meet last weekend which even got me my 15 seconds of fame :)
Call it luck, call it destiny, I, coincidentally, registered on the site a mere 4 days before the event. Having registered for the meet, my site traffic shot up like 5 times (meaning, 5 people visited my page in 4 days vis-à-vis zilch in the past 3 months). It was a good omen; I had to attend the event. Being new to the city, I did’nt have an iota of clue as to how to get to the venue. Thanks to Lemonade, I managed to find the venue easily and be on time. I was ‘oh-so-hesitant’ to enter the hotel. I had fleeting thoughts of taking an auto and returning home. But site traffic and total abhorrence for bargaining with auto guys made me take the big step forward.
There were about 20 odd people when I entered and I tried to walk-in without being noticed. If you have seen me you will know that is totally impossible. I was spotted and greeted by some of the Indiblogger team and led to a seat near a couple of people. I sat, stared and smiled which is my usual ‘first 15 minutes’ persona. I got to know Shoonyata and Ashwini who were seated next to me. I spotted Pseudonym (one of the brave ones who visited and commented on my site) on the other side. There was a very relaxed atmosphere with people spotting the ones they knew and getting to know the faces of those in their comment section. The commencement was delayed by half hour to accommodate the latecomers. (That’s not fair! Why did the rest of us be on time?)
The intro was to be by Lemonade and when she walked up to face the rest of us I realized no chilled glass would be offered as welcome. The Indiblogger team intro was exactly what I had read in the previous blog meet reviews. Guys, don’t you think you should find a new story? And if that Old Monk story is true, do you have a vacancy?? Then began the one minute of fame when you get to introduce yourself and your blog. There was also this sweet guy from the Indiblogger team (am not too good with names L) who would display your site on the projector. Neat concept! I was elated to see that people came in random order and I could easily give this thing a miss. But as it moved on, I thought, what the heck! Lemme scare them good! So I gave a few lines, got the usual question as to the meaning of my blog title. The minute I returned to my seat I realized that the answer should have been –‘leave a comment on my blog’.
Then came the main agenda –food. I met this Poddi Ponnu Nithya who had a blog on, hold your breath, T Rajendran. That guy must be going over the moon. We chatted up, ate and got back to our seats. Then we had a session called Know your readers where comments were read from different blogs and we had to identify the one on ours and do a jig. I am still to find the comment that was attributed to my blog but I enjoyed doing the jig nevertheless. If you wanna see me doing that jig, ask him.
Then we had a play by the Rebelz Group, a funny take on bloggers intermingled with the recent T20 series. Was fun J Then came the session on Mobile Blogging by Pseudonym. I call myself tech-savvy but this I was completely unaware of. That was my learning for the day and I should be exploring this blogging option very soon. Then there was a session on Windows Live Write by Sandhya, a Microsoft Student representative. Quite interesting! And while all this was going on I realized that there was someone at home awaiting his dinner. I picked my memoir, a t-shirt and ran.
All in all it was a fun time. Thanks you guys at Indiblogger. Some more meets like this would be awesome. To end with your tagline –‘I blog therefore I am’