Friday, September 19, 2008


I got tagged by Deeply Dip and yet again, I have very few to tag back!It's hard if everyone around you has done it already!

  • RULE #1 People who have been tagged must write their answers on their blogs and replace any question that they dislike with a new question formulated by themselves.
  • RULE #2 Tag 6 people to do this quiz and those who are tagged cannot refuse. These people must state who they were tagged by and cannot tag the person whom they were tagged by continue this game by sending it to other people.
1. If your lover betrayed you, what will your reaction be?
I would shout from the rooftop that I'm single and ready to mingle!
On a serious note, I would be angry and disturbed. More than that, I would be lost thinking what did I do wrong.

2. If you can have a dream come true, what would it be.
Be Bill Gate's daughter!
Since that's impossible, I would want to write a book and win an award for it!

3. Whose butt would you like to kick?
These days, Shahid Kapoor is my fave. So anything would do, even the butt ;)
The Bihar govt. Why the hell they are so slow in helping the flood affected. It's extremely disturbing.

4. What would do with a billion dollars?
Do charity.
Ok, 20% charity, 30% saving, 30% travel and 20% spending on me and my loved ones. Wow, I have a plan!

5. Will you fall in love with your best friend?
Provided he's a he!
I am already in love with someone who first became my best friend.

6. Which is more blessed: loving someone or being loved by someone?
I want both or neither.
Is there something worse than loving someone and not being loved back?I can't love someone and know for the rest of my life that it would never be reciprocated. Nor,do I want someone to be in such a position. It would kill me. So, neither?

7. How long do you intend to wait for someone you love?
Not very long. Life is too short to wait for someone. All we do in the process is hurt ourselves. And I'm selfish when it comes to love. It happens only in movies!

8. If the person you secretly like is attached, what will you do?
Plot to pull them apart!
And when I don't succeed, I'll start liking someone else! Really, how long can a girl wait! And I'm absolutely serious. This whole forever business is actually not true and made only for great books and blockbuster movies!

9. If you could root for one social cause, what would it be?
Someday, I would want to open a school and teach underprivileged kids. Education makes a society a happier place to live in.

10. What takes you down the fastest?

11. Where do you see yourself in 10 years time?
On Oprah Winfrey!
In a sweet home, filled with lots of love, a doting husband and money to have a luxurious life :)

12. What’s your fear?
No teeth when I'm 40!
And several other health problems. I hope I could keep them at bay.

13. What kind of person do you think the person who tagged you is?
I grew up copying her - so - she's out of this world!hehe
Secretive, ambitious and understanding!

14. Would you rather be single and rich or married and poor?
Do I have to choose????????
Married and poor. There's nothing more important to me than being in a loving relationship. And I wont consider myself poor when I am with that someone!

15. If you fall in love with two people simultaneously who will you pick?
The richer one!
This question doesn't make sense...It should have some alternatives!

16. Would you give all in a relationship?
Yes, yes and a million times yes!

17. Would you forgive and forget someone no matter how horrible a thing he has done?
Never. Even if I say I have, to show the world how great I am, I can't forgive and forget. It's not good for me, yet this is one thing I can't do.

18. Do you prefer being single or in a relationship?
Now that you already know how desperate I am to be in a relationship, i don't need to answer this! :D

***the answers in red are my first responses to all the questions!!!***

I tag a few people whom I have recently been acquainted with on the blogosphere:
Sandhya , Piper, and anyone who wants to be on the Hot seat! This tag is fun, do take it.

I won!!

My very generous Bua gave me the "Brilliant Weblog Award".

This is given to sites and blogs that are smart and brilliant both in their content and their design.
The rules are:
  • When you receive the prize you must write a post showing it,together with the name of who has given it to you, and link them back.
  • Choose a minimum of 7 blogs (or even more) that you find brilliant in their content or design
  • Show their names and links and leave them a comment informing they were prized with ‘Brilliant Weblog'
  • Show a picture of those who awarded you and those you give the prize(optional).
  • And pass it on!
Now I haven't won many things in my life (except the hearts of a few guys!lol!!). So this is special. And more so because it comes from someone who is exceptionally sweet and talented.

Before I move ahead, I would like to thank my family, God, my friends, and a lot of known and unknown people who give me ideas to write here. Thank you all!

Arti awarded me this a few days back but the lazy bun that I have become I couldn't respond. I have been so irregular that I have no idea whom to pass it on! Most of the people on my list are so brilliant in their skills that they have been awarded this time and again. I would yet again boost their egos and tell them that I really love reading their posts!

1. D : I may or may not agree with her thoughts all the time, but she makes me think. I dig her blog!! :)

2. det-res: Her posts are extremely thoughtful. I like her writing style - simple yet thought provoking.

3. Gaziabonts: This blog can make you jealous of the talent behind it!!

4. Roshan's : I really like his sense of humor.

I would pass this award to only four, sorry for breaking the rules! I would try to use this right later in life...or maybe...just leave it... for its fun to break the rules!!

Thank you all for reading me...

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Food for Thought

We get a lot of chances in life. We get a lot of hints too. But we normally ignore them. Or rather, misconstrue them.

And when we get that 'last' chance, time falls short. Even if we give our hundred per cent, something inside us says we will never make it...and just blame it on the paucity of time.

Had it not been our 'last' chance, will we give our hundred per cent? Why do we wait for the last moment and then the moment falls short? Deep down we hope that we will get more chances, but what if we don't? What if this really is the last chance?

Too many questions, but the answer is just one - Do your bit and leave the rest to the almighty. Whatever will be, will be. We have to smile and live happily anyway. For, when one door closes, another opens!

That's optimism...for some. For the rest, that's an excuse to let go...yet again.

High time we were true to ourselves at least.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Phases in love

Let me begin in the most common way ever. Dictionary defines courtship as the wooing of one person by another. However, generally, when we say courtship, we mean the period between engagement and marriage, with or without wooing!

Being in this period is loads of fun. I'll tell you how. But before that, let me briefly explain the periods before that.

Period One: The beginning of Love: In this phase, the girl is shy, actually, not her real self! The guy is generous with his compliments(hmm, not his real self either!). He comes up with new sweet-nothings every single day. No one is better in the whole wide world than him when it comes to love, understanding, caring, calling up, showering gifts, etc etc etc.

Period Two: After a few months: The girl begins to open up. She writes letters filled with affection and her perfume! She dedicates songs, writes poetry, starts to plan the future, and reciprocate the love, understanding, caring, calling up, showering gifts, etc etc etc.

Period Three: After more-than-few months: The guy starts to become uncomfortable with the thoughts of the future. The sweet-nothings phase out. There are kiss-and-make-up moments, but that's it. The mushy-mushy times seem distant and there are more fight because of that.

Period Four: Coming out in the open: If the bond is good, if the love and friendship is strong, the couple soon comes out of the third phase and start thinking about the future - together. This is the scariest phase. When you declare your love to the world, it's sometimes met with anger and doubt. It is then your love faces the real test. And trust me, even if you know the other person inside out, it is this phase that makes your bond the strongest and you get to know the hidden qualities of your partner. And you fall in love all over again.

Period Five: The courtship: It's like the first and second phase for you fall in love all over again! Only, your relationship is more mature. There is more understanding. Instead of thinking where your next dinner/lunch date's gonna be, you discuss your honeymoon! The incessant talk about the trousseau bores the guy, but he learns, for he knows that he has to live with a woman and her shopping for the rest of his life! You learn to accept each others family. And when your father sends an sms to the guy, and that too a forward, you know he's fit well!
It's no more the teenage kinda love. You miss it. But you can live without it. This has more meaning, more depth and more commitment.

Sadly, this period ends too soon. We usually think about the future more than the present. Getting married is such a BIG thing and we tend to worry more and relish less.
I'm trying to balance it out. And I'm also hoping, that the end of this period will be exactly like the beginning of it - when we fall in love all over again.

Nah, I'm not hoping, I'm sure it will be :)

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Rock On - rocks!!

I'm a huge Bollywood fan. I love all kinds of desi flicks - be it comedy, romance, drama, action, the works. Lately, big films with good star cast has been putting up a sad show and that's disappointing.

Amidst the hoopla around Bachna Ae Haseeno and Sing is King (which were BIG disappointments) comes Rock On. A simple film on life, love, passion, friendship, trust, belief and a whole gamut of emotions that's missing in all other films these days.

So Rock On is a FIVE STAR. Really. The film's script is never let lose. You always want to know what happens next. The story telling is dealt in the most amazing way ever.

The performances are outstanding. Farhan Akhtar is one God of Hindi Cinema. He's fabulous in the movie...with long and short hair both! Arjun Rampal is like a Greek God - just fell in love with him. Purab is a sweetheart. You'll love him for his one liners and his flirty character. Prachi Desai doesn't look like a bahu from the small screen. She's done a fab job as well.

The direction, the locations, the whole feel of the movie is superb. I can go on and on, but you have to watch it to believe it.

Last but not the least, the music. I'm no Rock critic. But the music makes you tap your feet and applause. You want to get up and dance, but sadly we dont do that in theatres. I really wish we could!

There's love, there's heart break and there's masala that you look for in a Bollywood movie. But with that, there's a message - Believe in your dreams and never let them go. The movie touches you and inspires you. You really shouldn't miss this one, trust me.