Monday, December 27, 2010

The shortest day of your life is not during winter solstice..but is the day when you died....

Monday, November 8, 2010

Long work week

We are not the only ones who hate a long work week. Even the calendar after Monday and Tuesday says "W Th F" (WTF!)

Sunday, November 7, 2010


Obama acknowledges US dominance is on the decline and also admits that India is a crucial factor in overall world growth. He also pleaded the Indian businesses to create jobs and successfully managed to sign for creating 700,000 jobs in the US. Rewind to 1990s-2000 era when Indian businessmen used to do the same and negotiated with US companies to create jobs in India. Life has come a full circle and this trend of India creating jobs overseas will only increase. I hope Indians will now realize that they are not just a cost arbitrage market but provide immense value to other countries. Hope this will also increase and improve confidence of Indians in their own capabilities, skills and expertise.
Did any one ever think in 2000 that India will help create jobs in US. Now that is the power of the Indian market and Indians overall.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Common Wealth Minister

Mr Suresh Kalmadi has truly taken the definition of CWG and worked towards making the first two words come true for self. He decided the words common wealth are literal in nature and the money provided by the tax payers through the government are his to use. Well, it is common wealth.

However, he is still poor and CW has not given him any up-liftment by helping him to cross the poverty line. So he has decided to bid for hosting Olympics in 2015 so that he can further prosper. What an enterprising young man, embodying India's entrepreneurial spirit. Hats off Mr Minister.

Hope IIMs, Harvard and Insead are looking and will incorporate him as a case study for their entrepreneurial workshops.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

A boy can wreck a house but a girl can wreck a mind.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Social service tip

Drink all the alcohol in the world so that others don't drink and get addicted.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Wisdom Pearls

  1. Money can't buy happiness, but somehow it is more comfortable to cry in a BMW than on a bicycle.
  2. Alcohol doesn't solve any problems but neither does milk

Sunday, August 29, 2010


Why does something so wrong (according to the world) sometime feels so right (according to self)?

Thursday, August 5, 2010

You can only analyse the past, but you have to design the future.

- Edward De Bono

Friday, July 23, 2010

Let it be

Once Buddha along with his disciples happened to pass a lake. They stopped
there and Buddha told one of his disciples, "I am thirsty. Do get me some water from that lake there."The disciple walked up to the lake. When he reached it, he noticed bullock cart crossing through the lake. As a result, the water became very muddy,very turbid. The disciple thought, "How can I give this muddy water to Buddha to drink!"
So he came back and told Buddha, "The water in there is very muddy. I don't think it is fit to drink."After about half an hour, again Buddha asked the same disciple to go back to the lake and get him some water to drink. The disciple obediently went back to the lake and found the mud was settled a bit but still not fit for drinking. He returned and informed Buddha about the same.
After sometime, again Buddha asked the same disciple to go back.The disciple reached the lake to find the lake absolutely clean and clear with pure water in it. The mud had settled down and the water above it was crystal clear. So he collected some water in a pot and brought it to Buddha.Buddha looked at the water, and then he looked up at the disciple and said," See what you did to make the water clean...You just let it be....
and the mud settled down on its own - and you got clear water.Buddha continued "Your mind is also like that! When it is disturbed.....just let it be...... Give it a little time. It will settle down on its own.You don't have to put in any effort to calm it down......... It will happen. "It is effortless."

Sunday, July 11, 2010


Brain - It's a good thing that Spain won. I was rooting for them to win though I am not a football fan. Why, because now that Spaniards have something to cheer about. This victory will lead to people drinking, eating, shopping, gifting etc thereby providing some contribution to the economy. Hopefully this will help lift the depression and maybe stop the recession. So, good that Spain won.

Heart - Some people can't leave sports as sports, can they?

Saturday, June 26, 2010

jeene ke liye socha hi nahi, dard sambhalane honge

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Tshirt saying

Virginity is not dignity, just a lack of opportunity.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Switch off from Tech

Is anyone up for the below challenge:
Switch off from technology for a week from June 14th until June 19th. During this period no emails (other than work related), no facebook, no twitter, no Orkut or any of the other social networking sites, no internet browsing unless your work requires you to. Now spend that time
1. Reading books, magazines or whatever you wanted to do such as photography, painting, music etc
2. Phone your friends / family and talk to them, meet up with them, go for coffee etc. Make the real connection and not use facebook like medium
I bet you think you'd not survive without technology for a week and I say you will not only survive, but also discover new joys in life.

Are you dear reader, up for the challenge?????

Tell me your experiences here.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Road quote

Road is a great equalizer - Manoj Jain

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Tip for US visa interview

Heard this tip from a fellow colleague who traveled to US a few years ago.

If you mention that you are visiting a family member who has dogs, most consulate folks get very friendly and bond over pets. So make sure that you remember a dog, breed, habits etc and have a cute name for the pup so that you can bond over the animal and get your visa application accepted.

I have not tried it. This is a third party account.

Happy applying.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Secret of "Living"

Two ways of living your life:
  • By crying that it is over or
  • By smiling that it happened

How do you want to live?

Monday, April 26, 2010

Secret to live longer - for Men

We men have known all along but here is the scientific proof.

Post from

Stare at women's breasts for 10 minutes a day and increase your life span by five years, that's the conclusion of a new study. Men who stare at women’s breasts for 10 minutes a day live five years longer. The study claims that 10 minutes of ogling is equivalent to a 30-minute gym workout. The men who stare at women’s breasts have lower blood pressure, suffer less cardiovascular disease and have slower heart beat.

Text: ANI. Photo: Getty Images

Question - does it hold good for Gay men too?

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Friday, April 9, 2010

Movie titles apt for the cast below
Sania Mirza - Sleeping with the enemy
Shoaib Malik - Gharwali, Baharwali
Ayesha Siddiqui - Malamaal Weekly

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Tech marvel

Squeezo kissan sauce bottle. Simple solution for a complicated problem.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

New book title

How does this sound - "memoirs of a workaholic who'd rather be an alcoholic"

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Mayawati - 5 crore garland

I would like to pay homage to the humility of Mayawati who very "generously" consented to be adorned by a garland made of 50,000 currency notes of 1,000 rupees totaling to a paltry sum of 5 crores. After all that she has done for the state of UP and their poor people, this is what she gets. An uproar regarding the garlands worth. Now insensitive. I urge Indians to read the accomplishments, for "betterment" of the people of UP, below and give her the credit due to her, and totally deserved.
  1. Erecting statues worth 2000 crores. Beautification of the state making it pleasing to the eye. What a noble deed.
  2. Eminent domain - usurping land from 9,000 farmers is a feat par excellence for someone with such humble background
  3. Launching welfare schemes worth 7,000 crores all on self welfare. After all, charity begins at home and god helps those who help themselves. What a showcase of character and leadership trait. Leading by example.
  4. Last but not the least, embarking on selling the truly priceless Taj and planning to reate a shopping corridor behind the heritage monument. What a vision.

And people create a furore over a meagre 5 crores. Hmmmpfffff........

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Womens bill

Men are intimidated by powerful women. It has been re-confirmed by the Indian parliament. You'd think that most men and all men in the lok/rajya sabha's who think that it is a man's world will not be spooked to pass a reservation bill but the story was completely different. The brouhaha surrounding the passing of the bill and the amazing walk outs by so many only reinforces the belief. Men are intimidated by powerful women. Only Sonia Gandhi was able to restrain her congressmen and ensure that they passed the bill irrespective of what they feel. Again, Men are intimidated by powerful women. You get the drift......

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Happy Holi

Color me green
Color me red
Color me blue
Color me true

Let's get together and say one boli

Happy holi, happy holi

Monday, February 22, 2010


Thought since this is my blog space, will gloat about the prediction I made in my previous blog that the movie might really be terrible. Take a bow!!!!!
Maybe this should be my profession; reviewing movies.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Autistic Genius

Make way Prahlad Kakkar, Prasoon Joshi and Piyush Pandey, for a new marketing genius in town. His name is Khan.

No one in their wildest dreams could have come up with a marketing campaign to promote a film and pique interest in the movie even before the release. Right from getting frisked in US for being a muslim to the spat with Sena, he has either orchestrated it all or it is sheer coincidence and the stars are shining bright for his film to make these coincidences occur. The nation is sympathetic to him, angry with Sena and extremely curious to watch the film. Now maybe the film is really bad but by the time every one figures that out it would have made a killing at the box office. Sheer Genius!!!

Take a bow Philip Kotler and please include him in your next edition of your marketing bible.

He plays an autistic/asperger affected person in the film. Who is autistic I wonder.

Monday, February 8, 2010


Why blogging is not sustainable over long term?
Because it is like going to the Gym. The novely wears off after a while. Unless you are a celebrity with a huge fan following and an OCD to write daily, mostly OCD, you will stop blogging after a while. Other things will take priority over writing for all part time writers. Many will attribute the lack to a writer's block but in reality it is the boredom which sets in after a while. Similar to going to a gym. The initial novelty and the adrenaline to see a well toned sculpted body which garners appreciative glances from people slowly starts wearing off as the sessions get tedious, the glances go down and the monotony sets in. Unless you are a celebrity who is required to look good as a part of the job or you are addicted to the adrenaline rush after a gym session, the frequency will reduce and ultimately stop. Same with blogging.
Show me a blogger who writes daily and I will show you hundreds who don't.

Friday, January 15, 2010


The world saw the longest Annular solar eclipse and won't see it for another 1,000 years. The moon covers sun incompletely making sun look like a ring and thereby plunging the world in a semi darkness state for a brief period. The semi darkness state lasted for 10 mins. Devout people did not eat, prayed like crazy and generally did everything to ward off evil spirits who come out during the eclipse. The eclipse lasted only 10 minutes and the sun came out in full glory but the people of this world are still living in the dark thinking a solar eclipse to be an evil event and dangerous to health contrary to the reality which is quite simple. Wish with the next eclipse the shadow of darkness over these devoted people minds is also lifted and they see such phenomenon as scientific rather than religious.
Time to come out of the shadows of superstitions. Time for the eclipse to lift.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010


If you don't act foolish when you are young, you won't have anything to smile about when you are old.
Do something you think you might end up regretting in future. What do you achieve? Experience and lots of fun while doing it.
Once in a while, do something risque'. You might get surprised by the outcome.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

I'm back

I am hungry, to write more and it's a new year. So promise to write more often than the last few months. Promise to take up issues as innane as possible. Promise to write more random abstract stuff than imaginable and try to make sense out them. But most importantly, promise to write more.
All you faithful readers, wish you a very happy 2010. The world acording to Mayans is going to end in 2012 so my suggestion is to live it up. Throw caution to winds, make every day count, forget the past and make sure that each day u do something crazy to make the next three years fruitful, fun and happy.
And if 2012 turns out like Y2K, a damp squib, then count your blessings and enjoy your life that much more.
Revel in 2010, relish the joys and pleasures of life, drink in the moments and have a blast.