He's won several awards, makes hundreds if not thousands of people laugh with his talent and is one of the most recognizable names in Indian Blogging and one of my favorite writers..and why shouldn't he be ?

With posts like this : KKR Rock

And that's not even amongst his funnier posts...

When you have time to kill and have nothing else to do, go for an afternoon expedition in his archives...It'll be worth it..

Greatbong, take a bow sir...

Ground Realities ??

Two pieces I have read in the past couple of days making me think...

1) I always maintained that if I ever left Bombay/Mumbai for any other city, it would be Dubai. It was the only true multi-national city that I have seen, and that includes Mumbai too. I was fascinated with its wealth, its easy rules, and its near resemblance to home, what with so many Indians around. I did think of issues like the spiralling rents, what it would be to leave everyone in India, but the chance of living in a truly Global City seemed to make up for it.

Until this, that is : The Dark Side of Dubai

Worst part, it brings out into the open snatches of conversations and hushed whispers I'd heard but never deigned to think on..And since I've been doing a lot of thinking anyways, why not add this stuff to the mix ?

2) Gods want me to stay in Mumbai. Yes, it might be the worst of the lot, but that can't be helped now. My second choice in India was Bangalore and look what happens there.

Godfather of Bangalore

And more pictures relating to the same here : Pics

Warning: Both are long reads, but thoroughly thought-provoking..

Comments welcome...

International Premier League?

MI vs. KKR

A Sri Lankan bowling to a West Indian with a South African at the non-strikers end and a New Zealand wicket keeper.

Keep it coming...


I find it almost surreal that I was somehow forced to pick up that beauty of a book, Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand and read it just a week prior to the happenings of this week, when I had owned the book for more than two years now and nothing of any sort had attracted me to read 1500 pages of so much pure information that I went to sleep for four nights with a headache when I did read it, and I couldn't put the book down, unless my life depended on it.

(Goddamn, that was a whole sentence masquerading as a paragraph)

What will happen if the producers go on strike? Will the needs of the people be fulfilled just because they exist? And so many many more questions...I will read it again, but I find myself afraid of touching that book, in case I get lost in it. Im sure the next time I open it, it will take me more than a month to finish it.

Do read it. And The Fountainhead, also by the same author. It gives refreshing perspectives on what is happening around you. You might not agree with what is written, and that is your choice. But do read.

Drop your comments on the books here. I'd love to know what you guys thought of them.

(BTW, Thats 16 now...)


This is now officially the most prolific month of writing on this blog.

Last was May 2007, when I had 12 posts in the month.

This would be 15 for the month, with 4 days to go.

Do I count the five I removed as well ??

Nah, they aren't on right now, so we'll stick with 15 and counting....

One of my favorite songs...

Theme song for Cheers, a great theme and one of the few songs I love the lyrics of...

Making your way in the world today takes everything you've got.
Taking a break from all your worries, sure would help a lot.

Wouldn't you like to get away?

Sometimes you want to go

Where everybody knows your name,
and they're always glad you came.
You wanna be where you can see,
our troubles are all the same
You wanna be where everybody knows
Your name.

You wanna go where people know,
people are all the same,
You wanna go where everybody knows
your name.

I wish I had written this....

Steps to follow:

1) Come to read this blog (obviously)

2) Go to this link: Crystal Blur

3) Scroll down a little. Keep your eyes on the right side of the screen.

4) Clink on the various links that make up the Mahabharata Series and Rishyasringa Series.

5) Read them.

6) Laugh your ass off.

7) Come thank me....oops, that's not in fashion right now,sorry.

8) Curse me for defiling Hindu religion.

Comme Ci, Comme Ça

Commenting to be withheld for a few hours...

Sorry for the interruption in the flow of things...

It will be back by tonight, I promise...

Till then, you can enjoy the comments on Moderation, which frankly is the only post i've had so many comments on...

Strange that the actual hurt-causing posts had no comments on them whatsoever.

And rest, spare a thought for the people who were mentioned in the post. You aren't letting the topic die down and only causing them more grief. (That sounded sickly defensive from my side, but that's what I feel, so yay to more ammunition for you people!!)

P.S. : After disabling, found that you cannot read the comments either, so sorry for that too. Will be back by tonight.

P.P.S: This will be happening on and off. Kindly come back in a few hours every time you see that you cannot post a comment.


Its such a wonderful thing, the power to take actions without being held responsible for them.

For creating a fake ID, and trying to rip apart people by spreading malicious rumours.

For posting comments, and make snide remarks while hiding behind a mask.

And so easy to ridicule people who have made a different choice.

I might have been incorrect and stupid, but a coward I was not.


Some things people just aren't ready for.

Like me.

To moderations and misunderstandings, then.


Exams going on now, which is why I might end up posting more than ever...I might also use the excuse to not post till the end of May, so we'll have to wait and watch what I do..

First two papers done, one being environment and other entrepreneurship...both being debatable..EVM is a good idea in theory, gets translated into practice of the questions in the paper was to distinguish between renewable and non-renewable sure my 10 year old sis could've given a fair shot at the paper..though i'm still not sure if i'll clear though, which is a fair reflection on my abilities...Some of the stuff was interesting and merited deeper thought, but a lot of unnecessary stuff demanded equal time, so give-or-take it was a lost cause.

As for teaching entrepreneurship, the very idea seems redundant. The entire course, could've been filtered down to three simple words: G@@$% Mein Dum. If you have it, you can be an entrepreneur, successful or not, time will tell. If you dont, you cant. As simple as that. Whatever else you require, can be acquired, but not that.

Have a relatively tougher paper tomorrow, Ethics and Corporate Governance. Wondering how many pages I will devote to Satyam tomorrow ?



Yes, I'm stealing again from a blog, but this time i know exactly where I am stealing it from...


A thousand people have wasted their time in some way or the other, reading this blog since April 21, 2007....I cant believe I've kept this thing up and running, in some stuttering manner or the other, for that long a time...and just realized...April 21, 2009 is tomorrow..Thousand visits in less than two years...Bad ??

Gayish ??

Going back to old layout..Frankly, although not even 5 people read this blog, as i've sadly come to find out, i thought the 'pink' look was just too gay..although in these politically correct times that we live in, is that a bad thing ? Does such a thing as being too gay exist ?

Anyhoo, back to the charming greens then...

Studies ?

Some people blog because they want to, some because everyone else is. Some only when they get the mood, and some because they're always in the mood.

120 pages and 200+ slides will make me a more ethical manager ? Somehow, I doubt it.

Last exams for the concievable future coming up from 22nd. The amount that I study for each exam has been inversely proportional to my age, starting from 2.5 years old, when I was first put into a nursery...I've been in the educational system for 21 years straight !!

Goddamn, that's depressing...


Answer to my freakin prayers (and to save me the trouble of thinking)...some, a little dumb, some i dont mind..

Judging by its looks, its fairly new....but hope it catches on soon...

And I'm distrubed by what I wrote in the first line ?

Reading Ayn Rand, so that isn't helping matters any...

Do I need to be told what to think ?

Have I lost the ability to think what I want to think ?

So many questions, so much sleep...

So ?

Is the new look too sterile ? Was the old one better ?

5 responses for me to take action, hope that many people come and see at least..

Lets see....


me:  sigh lady, would that you know, 'tis not your beauty that appeals, but the fact that you choose to keep it hidden....

r.s:  sigh, would that you know, 'tis not your perversion that goes against you,but the fact that you choose to keep it on display.... 


Facebook Mahabharata

Got this from another blog sometime back, so actual credit goes to him/her/them...sayesha on the rocks, i think...or was it Doing Jalsa and Showing Jilpa....dont remember !