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Jul 25, 2009

Been so long... that I am a senior now and its exactly been a year since we performed so many things on stage for our inaugurals...

Everytime there is one such event, I've just realised how lucky i have been, to do something totally new everytime. If it was the dance to the tubthumping 'khaike paan banaras...' number, this time it was a MiMe act for the deafening solace of a Kenny G number.

The theme of the act being the much talked 'swine flu' or the H1N1 virus. This parody yet factual act was beautifully conceived by a good friend Malai Dey, who is quite frankly fantastic when it comes to playwriting.

Here is a video courtesy of Siddarth Jaithaliya who captured, and yet an other friend Saurabh Lunker who uploaded this 300-something mb file.

The act was ably supported by the other members of the group namely
Vaarij - H1 virus ( Appreciate the great commitment shown by the guy to have come and enacted while suffering from a fever of 103 deg).
Lubanshu - N10 virus - (size does matter!!!),
Sandeep, Atmaram, Nikhil, Avishek, Anshul, Lokesh and Myself.

Also, what a performance by the senior batch with lots of enthralling dances, skits that let you emote without realizing and just the overall co-ordination.

Before I forget, I must applaud the junior batch for putting up a wonderful show with all the adversities they have faced. I am enthralled by the response they have shown, and we as seniors are totally committed to making our limited stay with you guys an eventful and memorable one.

Let the good times begin....

Jul 3, 2009

My friend Nona thinks I'm lazy, I don't blame him... 'coz I think that's the kind of message I send out from my posts, while the truth is that I actually keep craving for more time most of the times.

Four places you have lived

  1. Hubli: My KG classes, lots of lost water bottles, pencils, erasers and very few friends make up my memoirs of this place.
  2. K.R.Pet: Being in 1st and 2nd standard seemed such a big thing for me in this place which then was a little more than a village, but for sure was less than a town.
  3. Dandeli: My best years were in this beautiful place full of forests in the North of Karnataka. In the few places we do think of as having had nature's gift, this place surely figures in that list. Close to Goa, has the serenely black Kali River and of course has the West Coast Paper Mills. Volleyball, first crush all got developed here. Made some really good friends for life here!!!
  4. Bangalore: What Can I say? Naanu bengaloornavne kanri. Memories of the process of standing on my own feet, in short my nucleus is composed of Bangalore.

Four TV shows you love (d) to watch

After having never had the cable television for almost until, I was in Class 11th or 12th, this is all I got exposed to.

  1. Malgudi Days
  2. Samandar – A DD serial that inspired kids from our generation to think about the Indian navy services. I only said think!!!
  3. Superhit Muqabla – A countdown show that used to appear on DD-2 channel, which used to get tuned only after the customary adjustment of the aerial antenna.
  4. Byomkesh Bakshi and a whole lot of the detective story variants.

Four places you have been on vacation

  1. Goa – Been here lots of times with family, friends. Never get bored of the place.
  2. Mangalore – Toured Mangalore to commemorate the first year of working with all my HP mates. It was a fantastic trip. Gone are those days… now
  3. Kerala – Yet again a trip with HP mates, had become sort of a routine thing with every year passing, a trip would be in order.
  4. South Indian Trip – been a long time since all the four of us in the family travelled together. It's actually been ages now, good 7-9 years.

Four of your favorite food items

Happens to be quintessentially south Indian

  1. Chapathi + Tomato Gojju(curry)
  2. Tomato rice: That I prepare.
  3. Aloo partha with curds and sugar – took to this in Gurgaon. Had fun eating it J
  4. Rice and rasam prepared by Mom only.

Four places you would rather be

I am yet to 'go kiss the world'… will list them all down in another 10-15 years maybe.

Four things you hope to do before you die

  1. Author a book
  2. Globe-trot
  3. Be a super boss who would inspire others.
  4. …..

Four novels you wish you were reading for the first time

  1. Godfather by Mario Puzo
  2. Shantaram: Somehow with my solitude in Gurgaon, enjoyed this book to the hilt.
  3. The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand.

Can't think of more.

Four movies you can see over and over

  1. Godfather trilogy (English): Without reasons, I can watch the trilogy endlessly.
  2. Gladiator: Just for Russel Crowe
  3. Nayagan (Tamil): Kamal Hassan shows why, he is what he is. Fabulous movie, direction, music, story etc.
  4. Kannathil Muttamittal (Tamil): Should say I am a Mani Rathnam fan too… So subtle yet so loud. Would love to see it once again just for the beautiful acting by Madhavan and Simran, and of course AR Rahman with his music is like the icing on the cake.

Can list more, but no extra marks for writing extra here.

Finally, the following four are eligible for being carrier of this virus.

  1. Self-talks: For she keeps talking about self (in a good way, not bragging) maybe these would throw some light on the person behind.
  2. The World According to Cindy: I think it's time to disturb the author material. With her lucid style of writing the topic might find some justice done with it after my mishandling it.
  3. Yet Another Muser: With this author, it's not always musing. There is a totally creative side to the person.
  4. Chill-Maadi: My TT partnerJ, time to disturb you too.

Happy Tagging,