Sunday, December 18, 2011
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Hmmm… my friends and I seem to have a unique talent of proposing to girls. In all cases the proposal was unplanned or accidental but still we managed to convince the girls. Speaks volumes of our talent, I must say. Anyways…. These are the ways it happened.
Friend 1: This bloke took about a year and a half to tell the girl that he liked her. During the 1.5 years, we had to listen to his stories almost every time we met. If only he could tell the girl the same thing, the count of that would have been close to a million. Anyways, finally he told her and that too accidently.
Friend 1 and Girl 1 go out and return home. They chat on the road, in front of the gate, for a few mins. Something comes up and
Friend 1 blurts: “I like u”.
The girl is taken aback…. Where did that come from?
Girl 1 says : “ U mean, u like like me”?
Friend 1: “Yes” and that’s how after 1.5 years, my friend accidently blurted out that he liked the girl. Thank god he blurted it out otherwise we would have probably heard of his stories till today!
Coming to friend 2, well this bloke had not even admitted to us that he liked Girl 2. Since Friend 1 and I were hitting on Girl 2… we got to know that F2 liked the girl. Damn… we had to stop hitting on her after that. Anyways…F2 and G2 are good friends by now and they are on the bike.
Girl 2: “U know what, some guy in class thinks we are an item… hahaha”. Her laughter sends my friend into panic mode.
F2 (To himself): “Why is she laughing? Doesn’t she like me? Am I that useless? Does she think of me as the clichéd just a friend? Does she think of me as her brother!!!!!!!!!!!!! “
My friend regaining his composure amidst the panic asks her why she is laughing and tells her that he likes her and that's how their story started.
Coming to my story…. well… it didn’t happen accidently but was totally unplanned. Again, the girl and I were on the bike and we were on airport road. Yes, a bike.... that’s where things happen for us, guys... when we have our backs to the girls and don’t have to face them. I gather some courage and ask her
V: “So where do u think we are heading” (In the relationship I meant)
Though she knew exactly what I asked,
K said: “To the airport!!!!”
The smart answer didn’t help my cause as I had to gather up some more courage to explain my feelings towards her. Anyways…I did do that and we were heading towards the right direction :)
All’s well that ends well. I am married now to the same girl and my friends are on their way to tie the knot as well. All the best guys!
Thursday, September 27, 2007
My workplace seems to be influenced by it as well. It started several months ago when we found our very own “Gabbar”. It had to be our lead ofcourse. The guy who named Gabbar automatically took the post of Thakur. Now he was looking for two able people for the posts of Jai and Viru. I was hailed Viru as I had a girl friend (our ‘not at all involved’ Basanti ;)) and the other guy was christened Jai!
Gabbar was moved out of the team… and our Sholay had to end. What will Sholay be without Gabbar?! The Thakur of our team ended up taking credit for Gabbar’s move out of the team even though the decision was entirely Ram Garh’s…er.. I mean the management’s.
It didn’t end there though…. We were feeling bored and that’s when we found a new character to fit into the shoes of Gabbar… and viola we had Gabbar Ki Amma!!! Kaalia and Samba’s roles were taken shortly by chamchas of Gabbar Ki Amma. Since we didn’t want a fellow team mate to feel left out… we assigned him the role of Surma Bhopali.
There are so many conversations we have that follow the famous dialogues of Sholay.
Kaalia : Kya Thakur aaj kal resources ke productivity itna low hai
Thakur: Ram Garh ke logon ne paagal kutton ke samne issues ke fixes dena bandh kar diye hai
Gabbar Ki Amma: Resource teen aur issues paanch… Bahoot naa insafi hai.
Viru : Aaj kal Thakur kuch kaam ka nahi hai. Ram garh mein atyachar bahut bad raha hai
Jai: Haan re Viru, is kahani mein Thakur Gabbar ka role kar raha hai. Bagav Thakur Ko
The conversations go on like this and surely make us laugh at times because there are so many dialogues which suit the situations perfectly. I am sure u can appreciate it better if u are a part of Ram Garh. I can assure u good roles if u join along :-)
PS: If my colleagues are reading this, God help me! Anyways, its all in good sprits… no issues J
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Chemistry class : At almost the end of the class and as usual we have no clue what the prof is talking about, the prof says “Because” and I stand up and say “Yes Sir”. Thought he was calling out “Vikas” for attendance.
Physic Class: Three friends including me are discussing about how much a distributor makes for a Shahrukh Khan movie in different parts of India. One of my friends is explaining it to me pictorially. The physics prof throws all three of us out. Maybe, he was an Aamir Khan fan!
Engineering days: Lab exams going on. A very pretty classmate comes upto my friend and I and starts weeping. She’s weeping about how her friend ditched her at the last minute and she didn’t have a project. All my friend and I could think of was… who will hug the pretty girl first. Cheapos!
The same friend from the above incident and I are chatting in the UNIX class. As usual the prof catches me and calls to the front of the class. As of walk ahead… the prof calls me a “Problem child” and then he says I have to be “Digilent” in class. I burst out laughing right at his face and he was wondering why. My friend at the back of the row is having a ball by now on me being a problem child and not being “Digilent” J
Internals during engineering used to be super fun. We never studied for them. We showed great skills of team work (which is supposedly essential in the lousy IT industry) during those days. One such internal, my friend was in the last bench and I was right in front of him. He was supposed to open the text book to copy and I was supposed to be his guard. Now, my friend (brainy and intelligent chap, I must say) opens the book and starts reading. I constantly warn him of the consequence but he doesn’t listen and gets caught and I go scot free. I ask him at the end of the day if he was stupid to have kept the book open that long. He says… “I was enjoying the concept in the book and forgot that I was copying from the text book” :O
Sunday, July 29, 2007
Thursday, May 10, 2007
That’s in a way lead to a theory in my head. It’s just a theory; I don’t necessarily believe in it. The degree of closeness with a friend is directly proportional to the time you spend with him. There is nothing more to friendship than that eventually. Disturbing? Hmmm…. No… I don’t think so. Suppose u are in engineering college, the guy u meet there everyday will probably get all your stories first hand. The same stories your other and “close” friends get much later. That’s when u begin to feel a lot more closer to the guy in engineering college. That bolsters my theory of degree of closeness is proportional to the time you spend.
So, does that mean there isn’t anything called “close” friendship? Maybe there isn’t. Not that it’s anybody’s fault but that’s the way it might eventually be. The faster u accept that, the more u’ll enjoy the times u spend with your friends. The difference between the ones u have spent over a decade with and the ones only for a couple of years will be that u can hit it off from where u left with the ones u’ve spent over a decade with and the other is not even significant. U have a lot more memories with the ones u’ve spent a decade with and laugh a lot more when u meet again. That’s about it.
After u read this, just think about the friend u were close to in school and think of what’s left of that friendship. Also, think of the friends who you have a spent a lot of time with and the ones later in college. The theory might just be true, right?!
Thursday, April 19, 2007
So, why am I calling it the “Time Machine”. Hmmm… couple of reasons to it. One, I am extremely particular about time. A clock seems to be running in my head constantly…. Can’t change after all these years and I don’t want to either. I see so many people around me who have absolutely no regard for time and it annoys me to no end at how they could be that way.
Two, well, years down the line, I read my posts; it serves as a trip down memory lane… Time Machine achieved… Voila! But this time machine works only one way, can’t go to the future… swalpa adjust maDi J
Hope to post more when I am bored in office some other time.