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Posted: October 22, 2013 in Random

It has been such a long time since I posted anything here. Self-chiding, imagined rewards, thoughts dying to be penned- nothing made me move that behind and do what was needed.

Until now.

Why now? I ask myself. Wish I knew. Must have been one of those overwhelming moments when one has so much to say, but cannot get the words right. But once they tumble out, there is no stopping them.

Lets see how long the enthu lasts. For now content with having started.


More later.


Don´t pinch…I want to dream on..

Posted: November 24, 2011 in Random

Life is so beautiful these days. Everything I wanted – just the way I wanted it.
Experience warns me to be wary of a storm before such a cool breeze..okay snowy breeze..but still.

I will deal with it when it hits me. Till then, let me enjoy the moments. Travel, love, work and more travel…all in the right order.

Thank you God.

Grace Kelly

Posted: July 29, 2011 in Random

Was watching some dumb comedy serial when the guy introduces a frumpy dame (the key character I guess) as “Ms. Grace Kelly”. Flipped to TCM and found the “Philadelhpia Story” playing in it..wait a minute..I have seen this movie in a color adaptation starring Grace Kelly. That’s it- the movie was “High Society” starring Kelly, Sinatra etc. remade on the old one.
What’s up Grace? Could’nt help feeling a pang when I saw your footprints on my trip to Monaco. Have always wondered – how could a beautiful, talented, intelligent woman like you could settle for that golden cage? Sure you married Rienier and became queen of a beautiful south France island – but is there all to life? I guess you must have choked to death with all the restrictions on meeting, talking to people…was it all worth it?
Rest in peace. An owner of such serene, yet stunning beauty in person and spirit – you deserved the very best – with no strings attached. Love you always.


Posted: June 22, 2011 in Random

Why do we feel that gloating happiness when we see someone get a parking ticket? Or when we see someone getting caught for travelling without a ticket? Or when we see someone hauled up by stores security because they “forgot to pay” for the stuff that landed into their pockets? Or someone being told off for breaking a queue?

Is it because we feel they broke a law and deserved to get caught? Or is it an innate human desire to see someone suffer if they don’t play by the rules we follow?

Love, Stocks and Mauka

Posted: April 28, 2011 in Random

When I made a 300% profit on Suzlon and Idea Cellular, my DH smiled and said “beginner’s luck :)”
Not much of a stock buff, I tested the waters again with Vijaylaxmie and DishTV, 3 years later. Not the same remarkable success but I made around 30% margins, unlike heavy investments and corresponding loss/gains by the gujju better half..
It’s simple my dear. I know my strengths (or lack of) and I only gamble on what I can afford to lose. Some things are just not worth the sacrifice they demand and it’s important to know where to draw the line..

Marriage on the Clouds

Posted: March 3, 2011 in Random

Ever thought why the “rent rather than hire” principle should not aply to marriages? Oh no, don’t get me wrong -I am in a very happy marriage, thank you.

With all the hype surrounding Cloud Computing, one cannot resist getting creative. Looking at how computers have pervaded our homes from workplaces, why should’nt concepts such as these follow?

Here are the advantages of offering Marriage as A Service:
1. You don’t see your spouse all the time, yet he/she will be available on-demand and meet your expectations on need basis.
2. You do not have to waste precious time configuring the right combination of spouse from the options available- a marriage consulting company will offer you that in their Cloud.
3. You do not have to adjust your routines to fit the “other half” – since physical installation is not neccessary.
4. You do not have to bother with learning the inner workings (feelings, personality etc) of the spouse or shower them with gifts- very utilitarian indeed.
5. You can scale-up (children, more time etc) or down based on your priorities.
6. Last but not the least, it is Green – no honeymoon trips, family vacations, fancy cars or household equipments. Means lesser emissions and carbon footprints.

For those that still have not caught on to the sarcasm- maybe they SHOULD go for this option.

The word is WordPress.

Posted: October 18, 2010 in Random

I came across this beautiful blogspace in WordPress that allowed more creativity and experimentation than blogger. Bam! I switched to WordPress.

Have to figure out how to transfer my old posts here. Typical of me – jumping head-on into things I barely understand only to drown or swim to the corner. Like everything else, this will work out too 🙂


Posted: March 1, 2010 in Random

“A woman’s body is a work of art. A man’s body is a utilitarian. It’s for gettin’ around. It’s like a Jeep.” – Elaine on Seinfeld, on why men shouldn’t walk around naked.

Mmmm…dunno if I agree….depends on who you are with I guess..:))

Yes, it has been 8 months!

Posted: August 15, 2009 in Random

One can get busy..very busy.

The roller-coster ride of life has taken many sinewy turns, bringing the best of experiences to the fore…prime among them being my solo trip to Italy – my second solo after Lisbon. I went to Rome, Pisa and Venice – and what fun it was! I even made my own voice travelogue..learnt 5 sentences in Italian (not abuses)..hehheh..The trip is driving me to take up higher studies in western philosophy and arts. Lets see.

Other acheivement? Watched all episodes of sitcom Friends..:))..For sometime, I dreamt about them and they were my imagined family for weeks. One has to admit it was one helluva show.

Watched some of the best movies of all time- Oye Lucky Lucky Oye, Manorama- 6 Feet Under, Welcome to Sajjanpur – and the latest – Dev D and Gulaal. Most of these movies have one or both things in common – Anurag Jain and Abhay Deol. Abhay Deol has emerged as one of the finest actors in bollywood, yet so much an under-recognised talent. Anurag jain – hmm, he can be tricky. From a “So whats your point, dude?” movie like No Smoking to Gulaal – a compelling story based in feudal Rajasthan where personal wars are fought with useful idiots changing the turn of events – a powerplay between the strong where the weak always die. Dev D – the modern adaptation of the whiney loser Devdas in Sarat C’s novel, shows a strong Paro and practical Chandramukhi – and this time Dev is willing to be rescued.

Looks like I will be shifting base again. Whereto? I wish I could decide..:))..Denmark has been beauuuuutiful the past 4 years. It was good while it lasted. Now its time to pack and go.

Signing off for now – until the next time I return to wallow in my memoirs.

Happy Independence Day!



Posted: December 21, 2008 in Random