Thursday, May 31, 2007

Read this at Overheard in New York

Professor: So, the gospel of Luke differs from Mark in its concern about... [Walks across room to look at poster promoting Iraq War protest, studies it for a moment, then returns to podium.] Sorry, I was distracted by the war. [Students laugh.] No, really. The things we're doing right now are actually really pointless in the world we live in. [Silence.] Okay! Back to pretending my job is important. Anyway...


U can c it here

GREney contd

  • Abjure
  • Antebellum
  • Bellicose
  • Bowdlerize
  • Deleterious
  • Facetious
  • Fatuous
  • Fiduciary
  • Filibuster
  • Gamete
  • Hubris
  • Incontrovertible
  • Interpolate
  • Jejune
  • Lugubrious
  • Mitosis
  • Moiety
  • Nihilism
  • Notarize
  • Orthography
  • Parabola
  • Pecuniary
  • Polymer
  • Quasar
  • Quotidian
  • Sanguine
  • Soliloquy
  • Tautology
  • Yeoman
  • Ziggurat - The dictionary didn't know this one!! :D
Some are science words, some are normal words...some I knew but keep forgetting the meanings...also Mr Bojangles contributed this list to me..thank u :D

View outside my window

I always talk my palm tree swaying, blue sky etcetc..but there r fucking pigeons outside my window and I mean tht literally (in case anyone thinks otherwise) Bloddy birds..can't they go do their bizness elsewhere?? Nonsensical eet ees..

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Monday nite daru and Wed morng run

Yes, daru on Monday nite..t'was quite satisfying...ppl I knw exclaimed..daru on Monday nite!! Arre kyaa karega...ichaa thi aur fulfillment bhi hua! A couple of shandies with Denise, my love...Prawns from Lambas and some desultory conversation - life felt good on a Monday....

Went for a run this morng. Nice it was...the sky was gorgeous..clouds lined up in neat rows...the sun peeping out once in a gulmohar had faded a bit..But the tree at the end of that road was in full bloom...the one outside my hall window looks phatte too..Kite flying..BMC guys have cut tree branches along my running trail and I could smell the green leaves...the smell of cut grass/leaves is intoxicating like the smell of mud aftr tht first rain! I want it to rain only to smell that :D

Origin of the term 'French Kiss'

Supposedly it goes to the fact that play 'tonsil hockey' and yur souls intertwine! Or some such more here

Monday, May 28, 2007

My weekend

I had oh man nice weekend. Don't know where to start. Think I packed my Sat-Sun into yest so am still recovering from it. Cuz's shaadi - toh Sat ko baarat/reception (Yes, yes, South Indian types don't have baaraat but he is NRI type so he wanted to sit in his fucking yellow BMW, wear dark glasses and dance and its his shaadi so who are we to complain!) Did some naach, ate dosas (std fare when I go receptions now) and generally got home pooped.

Next morning aka Sun morng shaadi ke liye sari-wari pehenkar hum nikhal padhe! Bride didn't smile one bit also. Tres wierd but guess with all the accoutrements she felt very uncomfortable and tired out. Fruit salad at luncheon was stale (basthurds gave us Sat ka fruits- so much for Rajashekhar's famous catering. Hmph!

Then to some extent weekend really started. Watched Shootout..Kyaa khataranaak movie hai boss! Hhaahhaha...Fucking awesomeness, I could talk better than Aarti Chaabria, Dee could hit fish better on macchiwala's head (Amrita Singh rtc), Sat for sure could say better dialogues than Amitabh and fucking Sanjay Dutt together (which he went on to do at Golden Wok!) Man, loved Viveik (beedi liting and dialogue baazi was too much) - he was the only redeeming factor in the film.

Followed this with dinner at Golden Wok - kyaa phatte food milta hai udhar. Man, have been there twice and v v satisfied. We talkd abs shit and generally were the 'softest' (Hint: sarcasm at play here) table in the fucking restaurant. Man, had this amazing dish called 'Sea War' - prawns, oysters, shrimp and other seafood things in a thick sauce with Bamboo Rice. Dessert decided by Dee - Honey Noodles with Vanilla icecream. Man, that icecream was fab - kyaa maloom kyaa daala tha usme!!

Went for a drive with some insane boys. They did racing which led me to havg heart in mouth types. Lord knws wot speed we were doing. I was high as a kite (with no alcohol of course) - that makes it a special kind of high. No freaking booze on the weekend. Accha tha..shall make up fr it this weekend at Pune :)

Spent time with V. 2 hours of sleep. Some things better left unsaid (grin on face)...

Friday, May 25, 2007

Endorphins,transplantation and other things

No run/walk this morng so obs no endorphins! Sucks ass! Coz I come into work feeling like I should not have gotten up at all! Blehpfft completely.

I have been wanting to write abt transplantation. Tree transplantation ie but need time to think about what I want to say and how I should present it. Trees every morning when I am running, nature walk time, makes me think abt this thing called tranplantation which is supposed to balance out all the ills of cutting trees down in one location and planting them somewhere else. Anyways, this deserves a bigger post than just a paragraph in a random post.

Met Dee, Sat and Vigs yest. Had some howlarious moments. Friends r so important in life. (How fucking understated can I get??) But seriously moments in life are made up of these times when you meet friends, share laughter and 'stories'. 'Stories' is a very nice to tell people things about what is happening in their lives. Anything can be a story as long as u keep saying,"Mera story sun na!" (Bow to Sat!)

My mommy didnt keep food fr me last nite :( We had to borrow dahi from the neighbour's so I could eat staple S Indian diet food - dahi, rice and mango thoku. :) Went fr walk with Mommy and Papa (my sistah not my Dad). Was telling Vigs as well that Papa is gng to be Papa for the rest of her life and she is going to be called Papa Mami...Hhahahhahahhhaahahah..tht is too much. :D Like I am going to be, on second thoughts, don't think am going to write that here! :D

Thursday, May 24, 2007


I had a very tiring day yest. Went to University @ Kalina (which btw I realised is a superb make out place - no experience yet but think shd be tried out so recommendation it is to aam junta) to correct papers. Corrected the baccha partee's papers, moderated 9 more of Kurush's and got the grand sum of 160 bucks for conveyance granted to me by the University. Used to be 80 bucks but well tis 160 now...Hallelujah to that!

Then, went onto work to Powai. Fucking commuting is so tiring. Anyways, did some GRE words (expatiate and expiate - checked the book coz I had forgotten!) and then took rick to work. Did some stuff, got bullied into going fr dinner to Mangiferra (which became Zenzi somewhere along the line). Had excellent Chivas sour and Zenzi wok beef! The beef makes me salivate even now. Totally soft, succulent the flesh was in this sauce which was awesome.

Saw celeb types. I find it very interesting how when we meet them, they seem so normal. U pretend its all normal and good. I try not to gush- feels wierd. I don't know how ppl generally react to celebrity types but whenver I have met, I try to avoid gushing and act like they r normal ppl types which is a wee bit difficult but well think its all good in some universe.

Made myself get up and go running. Why? The endorphins - I think abt those and push myself off bed. Wot a wierd person I am!! :D Thought abt work while I walked today. Got those nice days happening so didn't want to push my luck too much. Hate wearing trackpants when I go running/walking. The material fucking flaps against my legs and it annoys me intensely. But today was somewhat glad as I think avoided the usual rickshaw men stares. :)

Am gng to Vashi today to meet friends - Dee, Sat, Vigs and shit I forgot to tell Bronzoe abt it. Rectifying tht rt now. Adieu world.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Travelling to 10 places in 1000 bucks

Blog trawling and found this. I am simply amazed at this...and also vaguely considering it. Would be super phun I reckon. The idea is to go check out 10 places as part of a two member team and carry 100o bucks apiece. I mean, how the fuck do u survive in that and travel and eat and live??? Would be phatte though to do something like this :D

More details here


When someone dances, what does it mean? Jerky movements, moving to the rhythm of sounds/noise? Everyone dances differently. I have seen people do stupid stuff in the name of dancing and they r having phun while doing this. Yet, its much more than that. Its like listening to something inside of you and moving to your body to that inner beat. Its awesome. I love it.

V dances very interestingly. He is too cute when he does these steps. Totally Hindi filmy steps and his face - those expressions are too much...have a stupid grin on my face rt now. Its the nicest thing in the world to dance with someone who knows 'how to' dance.

Its really wierd - I used to be able to go down (pls to be taking in the correct sense, dhanyavaad!) while dancing. Now having become err..healthier, its a wee bit difficult. My 25 going on 26 knees hurt! Sadness it is and I need support if I am manage it the right way. Earlier it was one good sinuous movement. Hhahahaha...fucking makes me sound like a snake but well it works like that in any case.

I don't know where I got to do dancing like the way I do..The parents didn't give it to me. Maybe it is the Katlic influence. :D That is most certainly possible I think. Remember head banging to Prodigy in my younger years. Oh man, Tasha and me would go insane and my hair used to be like Saibaba in those days so it was phunnny and phun at the same time.

I want to go learn salsa and V has agreed thankfully (actually didn't doubt that he would) :D Hopefully shd start in a mnth or two when Salsa Liz starts her Sat-Sun classes. Dee wants to as well so have informed her of a possible salsa partner. Let's see what she says.

Song of the moment - Busta Rhymes with Mariah Carey - Baby, I know what you want....

Monday, May 21, 2007

Isn't this niceness?

Am walking on a cracked pavement, late in the evening, along streets that follow like a tedious argument. I have to meet someone today..has been a long time. He said he'll see me at that non descript pub in the ghettos where they say....happy hours run till real late....."Happy"...i repeat to myself, half mocking, half amused as i walk now.

Has been a cold December this, unusually cold. I shrug and push my gloved hands deeper into the pockets of my inexpensive thick black coat as I pass through lanes of shanties, and houses with window panes,covered in yellow and black of city soot.

I realize I am late and i quicken my heavy shoes disturbing the puddles of water from the showers that lashed the town a couple of hours ago...unseasonal rains are not always welcome.
From a distance i catch the neons of the pub...the bright lights an anomaly in the dark drab of the setting. My steps quicken till i reach the window of the pub. Peeking through, i catch a figure,in a thick black coat, like mine, with its back against me, sitting at the corner table, a cloud of smoke around it....

So, he's already here...

I push open the fidgety door, to the odor of alcohol and cigarettes and damp interiors. It takes me a while to catch the feel of the place, and the voice of eddie vedder as "Alive" plays on the jukebox. I start pushing my way through the tables and men in stupor. Amused i am as i catch the pretty waitress flashing superfluous smiles at almost everybody around. I thought i'd smile for the sake of courtesy but can't manage the effort when she greets me. Will a good tip compensate that? What shit of a thought. Damn...i don't need a debate on this right now.

Oh...I am just about there at the corner table.....its time.....I clear my throat and call out to the man.......with my name..

He turns his face....a familiar one.....very familiar...its mine.

I am meeting myself and we are going to talk....for its time for some introspection.

Came from here


And my palm tree sways....

Lies of the day

My mommy: Kanna, what is that mark on your hand (stamp of P.U.L.S.E)
Moi: BNHS types made us put a mark on our hand :D

My mommy: Kanna, why are your lips so red? (Shall not go into details)
Moi: Um....I had some strawberry juice like thing!! :D

My weekend

I had a super duper weekend. Haven't studied and hopefully shd make up for it this week. Gotta finish Mathss.....(bawwwl!!) Anyways, sistah and me made Mushroom for Sat lunch. Listened to gaana waana, slept, played Spider Solitaire (cracked the Difficult mode btw :D) and raat ko went with Cutlet to see Metro and eat pav bhaji at Sadguru. Loved Metro man..wot a phatte movie. Everything in that film spoke to me. Shilpa Shetty looked v hot and man she did she act. Compare this with Baazigar and u knw she has come a very long way! Irfaan was super and so was Konkona of course! That scene with him on the horse...way too funny it was. Kay Kay was an assshole and he was superb at playing that...overall I liked it.

Sunday morning started v v early. Got up at random time in the morning and went with V to Mahim Nature Park for a BNHS organised nature walk. Learnt so much abt trees (yes sounds funny but Boy u can be happy now..I can write abt more treees now!! :P) Awesome tha...fucking hot but still was very nice.

Director saab who took us around was an asshole who loved the sound of his own voice too much. He would not stop. Blehpfft and he asked V and me if we were on a pvt trip when we went looking fr shade when tht idiot stopped rt under the sun's glare!! I was of course dying to say yes but resisted!

Anyways, had a nice time and saw some awesome trees I have never seen like this thing called 'Weeping Palm'. The palm had these berry like things hanging frm it and the berry like things formed a circlet which became a cocoon like places for bats to sleep in. That was niceness indeed! Left there and went to say bye bye to Pranks :)

Did the tatas and then had to grab a cup of kapi which was needed while V wanted a pint of beer :) So of course did tht and then went dancing at this place called P.U.L.S.E next to Temptations. They have just opened the place up apparently. Very weird going dancing around 5.00 pm in the evening but once u r inside, its all the same rt. Had niceeeness time :D Got home, woke myself up fr food and slept off. Got up and got those endorphins for my body which makes me feel very very good.

Song running thru head - Busta Rhymes with Mariah Carey - I know what you want!! Bloddy listened to it yest and bas now cant get it off my head..hate it and love it at the same time it happens. :)

Friday, May 18, 2007

The kid with the staring eyes n other asides

This morning as I stood waiting for my bus, a usual suspect Aunty came. She normally stands there reading her newspaper until her bus is almost upon her and she then obs runs for the bus. Anyways this morng, there were 2 kids hanging around there, probably 5-6 yrs old. One of them caught hold of the bus pole, smack dab opp the aunty and stared at Aunty while eating something or other from a piece of paper.

She stared and stared..Aunty is nothing unusual to look at but the kid would not stop staring. She stared at me and I stared back at her and I was the first to look away I admit. There is not much deep significance in this but well felt that kids are about the only ones who can stare at adults and pretty much anyone/anything for any amount of time and most importantly get away with it!

I mean if I stared at random person/if random person stared back at me, I would totally give killer look esp if random person is a man, something I have of course done in the past. Its nice to be a child - ur cossetted and then u become an adult and fall into that hell called society (very very old Jaipuri joke abt corpses and children and adults and society comes to mind but as usual I can't rem....Boy, pls do comment with appropriate line :P)

I spoke to Pranks last nite. She is leaving city fr Hyd and I am going to miss her. I don't meet her very often when she is here and now its gng to get worse. I am therefore planning to go to Hyd soon (which means in 3-6 mnths in any case).

Am planning to go to Pune in a bit as well to meet Shevde and AP - her kids more than her...:D Wld be nice to do that. I like taking a break frm this city..It drives me around the bend at times. Too much effluvia (GRE word) floating around - in fact I would say u shd get away frm B'bay every 3 mnts- varna jeena mushkil ho jaata hai. Akshay has gone to Goa...I so envy him :(((

Sheece had mentioned to me earlier, that this yr he has been to places he has never been to in his life. Me too :D Kashid (revisited twice), Jaipur, Pune (going back to old fond memories of times with Maddie, Mun and Man), Hyd (yes yes I shall go there but still) and well for NY I want to go Mahabalipuram/Goa...That is for sure....I must go to Mahabalipuram...that has been one of my dream destinations forever...let's see how that maps out.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

A perfect summer day

I went running, I went to catch the bus, I went out to buy somethings....all sounds really boring but for that perfect summer day in Mumbai today. It is hot, skiessss are blue, there is a breeze blowing, there are white clouds flitting around, its booootiful as hell. Gulmohars (my pet project for now) are gorgeous. Orange and red, they r really the flame of the forest. During my run near Diamond Garden, I actually stood and watched this flamed red tree in the middle of the garden. It was so red, I had to gawk at it!

Please look outside that window today and maybe go out for a walk under the summer sky! I almost sent my sms blog thingie in the morng..but maybe ppl have already overdosed on my gulmohar paeans :D

Oh yeh and my palm tree is swaying...oh to be a bird on tht tree rt now :)

Monday, May 14, 2007

My weekend

I had a very nice weekend. I relaxed, rested, slept and cooked and studied Geometry. Accha tha! I cooked Misal Pav with my sister fr lunch on Sat and well except for the fact that we could not put loads of chilli powder and it was a wee bit too yellow (coz of the turmeric overdose) but apart from that for a first time, it came out really good.

Raat ke liye we made Tomato Soup with a Twist. We went the whole hog with the croutons etal. Niceness it was!! :D The recipe came from here.

Then of course things had to get balanced out on Sunday where we had rasam and cabbage prepared by my dearest mommy! :) I mean from all this nice khana to rasam and cabbage - the pits eet ees! But sistah and me survived to tell the tale I guess.

Bhel and random relatives in the evening..and oh yeah, I read this most amazing book 'Spell of the Tiger' by Sy Montgomery. Kyaa phatte book tha. I loved it and am under the spell of the tiger for sure now! Bonobibi and Daskin Ray are as much part of this book as the tigers are. The tiger stories freak u out...leaping 20 feet in the air, jumping onto boats to get to their human prey amongst other things..I mean, that is some crazy shit! But the amazing thing is you read the book and you believe in the tiger cult yourself and realise the importance of the tigers to the ecological system of the Sunderbans. Nice read and recommended for certain.

Friday, May 11, 2007


Maman sent me this off off here

My city, my home

I read this and it inspired me to leave a comment. Thought it was worth posting my comment on my own blog :D

"I always yearn to c parts of my city that were! Mumbai satisfies me in that sense. I go into town and I see all this fabulous architecture. Seeing the fotus of used to be and what life was before..what that building meant…makes it so much more valuable to me. I love Mumbai - the frenetic pace apart, the city is old…speaks to my heart..makes me call it home!"

Thursday, May 10, 2007

The disappearance of the bees - Part 2

I had put up an article chronicling the loss of bees and today TM sent me an article which articulates that mobile fones mite be the cause..U can read abt it here

The run

I forced myself out of bed today for my run. Reminded myself that I would get only 30 mins of extra sleep so naturally body say get up and do run! So got up and did run and found myself out of breath...I was wondering why it was like that..same pace, same route..difference in my body..had a cancer stick yesterday and also probably ate too much..guess that made the difference..and I could feel it - not a good thing to happen.

During the run, I see all these amazing things...I don't know if people notice it or not during their walks..coz everyone seems really focused on their walk without appreciating what is around them..focus is good but a lil apprecation goes a long way I think.

There is a canopy of trees near Diamond Garden and I love running under it..A gulmohar silhouetted against a pale blue sky near the Golf course, the sun itself hiding behind the clouds near Deonar. The sun played hide n seek with me yesterday. Nice - dazzling warmth first before it disappeared...was bootiful...felt like sharing with Dee (whose busily trekking in the Himalaya!)

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Technology beyond modern comprehension

U shd read more about what this artifact means here

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Blue by Joni Mitchell

Just heard this amazing song and reading the lyrics make me feel so......

Blue, songs are like tattoos
You know I’ve been to sea betore
Crown and anchor me
Or let me sail away
Hey blue, here is a song for you
Ink on a pin
Underneath the skin
An empty space to fill in
Well there’re so many sinking now
You’ve got to keep thinking
You can make it thru these waves
Acid, booze, and ass
Needles, guns, and grass
Lots of laughs, lots of laughs
Everybody’s saying that hell’s the hippest way to go
Well I don’t think so
But I’m gonna take a look around it though
Blue, I love you

Blue, here is a shell for you
Inside you’ll hear a sigh
A foggy lullaby
There is your song from me

You can see the video here

Monday, May 07, 2007

A rousing weekend

I did super stuff this weekend - didn't study...bad bad bad!! But had too much phun and considered it my holiday from GREgiri! Anyways, Sat went to see Spidey (after much fight by Sat) and hated it. T'was too boring for my liking..Fucking Peter Parker cried too much, wot a wuss...felt like dng slep to him everytime...Sandman was too cool though..too much drama and not enuf action like a good movie..

Then went dancing to Rock Bottom..had a super duper time there....:D

Yest went to see Bheja Fry, had heard shit loads abt it and wasnt disappointed at all. Fuckng awesome flick tha..did dinner with Sat at The Golden Wok in Khoparkhairane (the dark side of Vashi, in case u didn't knw, nah just exaggerating)...Anyways, supppppppppper foooood it was..I am salivating thinking abt it..A soup featuring crab meat, prawns, tofu, mushrooms and chicken....followed by Mixed Bamboo Rice (highly recommended) and squid in chilly and garlic too gooood....

I have become this prawn and calamari them both..and am dying to learn how to cook them properly :D

Credited to

There was something about this one that made me go back and get it!

Friday, May 04, 2007

Mint Julep recipe

I went to Red Box yest and had this drink..really liked the taste and it packs quite a punch. Here's how you make it:

Ingredients Needed:

  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • fresh Mint
  • crushed Ice
  • Bourbon (2 ounces per serving)
Make a simple syrup by boiling sugar and water together for five minutes. Cool and place in a covered container with six or eight sprigs of fresh mint, then refrigerate overnight. Make one julep at a time by filling a julep cup with crushed ice, adding one tablespoon mint syrup and two ounces of Whisky. Stir rapidly with a spoon to frost the outside of the cup. Garnish with a sprig of fresh mint.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007


Hmm...wot should I say about this? I had a gtalk nick says it all. It was the beach and wot it represents. Brings out the philosopher and the philistine (just had to use that word - GRE strikes) in me. Liked the place where we stayed...oh those prawns- too good those were!! :D

Kashid was about taking time off, relaxing, drinking (which I didn't do much of until Sun afternoon - the vodka which permeated my sweat - slightly yucky picture but I swear I could smell the Green Apple vodka on me on Sun evening) amongst other things..I slept a lot which was good..slept on the beach under the moonlite - felt like a fucking spotlite was on...bootiful spotlite neverthless :)

Sat evening sunset - I hope I have the words to describe it. I dragged the boys to the beach arnd 4.30..went into the water..expected glorious got overcast however. I saw blue bands of light (someone give me a scientific expln fr this one) through the sun kissed clouds.I could see the sun on the bits of light...then suddenly I can see an edge of the oval which was lit up - dark golden boootiful it was....The skies put on a show for us!

There are moments from the trip which are making me smile stupidly right now :)

A Sound of Thunder

I read this amazing sci-fi story by a gentleman called Ray Bradbury..awesome tha...shared here