Monday, January 04, 2010


3 idiots mini review:-
Watched 3 idiots..good movie...if you liked munnabhai series will love it... Omi Vaidya as "Chatur" , Booman Irani as head of college were excellent... aamir/sharman/r.madhavan were strong as it once for some good laughs...each actor has one or two gags of their own...and also there are couple of teary scenes for sentimentally inclined. Watch it with friends, and keep repeating "Chatur's" dialogues.

Arsenal won against West Ham 2-1 in FA Cup. I could not see the match, but it was a good match where Aaron Ramsey (Fabregas replacement) and Song (one of our most consistent players) scored. 

Sore throat is not a good thing, but it is sure to happen, as I drank too many fizz drinks in such a cold climate. 

A horror flick called "Paranormal Activity" which was made on a small budget but has got critical reviews across the world will arrive in our theaters this weekend, it has also got recommendation from Steven Spielberg. Now that is one movie I would like to watch. 

Thats all for now. Adios!

a kind of flashback tag

1.What did you do in 2009 that you'd never done before?
A..Went on a trip to one of the best beaches of konkan with ...  "wink*   *wink* 

2.Did you keep your new years' resolutions, and will you make more for next year?

A..I don't make any resolutions so no need to worry about keeping them.

3.How will you be spending New Year's Eve?
A..In a train traveling to Parbhani with my best pals

4.Did anyone close to you die?

5.What would you like to have in 2010 that you lacked in 2009?
A. No Breakups! 

6.What date from 2009 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
A..When I fell in love with my -ex and also the day we broke up

7.What was your biggest achievement of the year?
A..River Valley crossing using a rope

8.What was your biggest failure?

9.Did you suffer illness or injury?

A.. knee scraping incident due to bike slippig.  

10.What was the best thing you bought? novels and a red tee

11.Where did most of your money go?

A..home loan :)

12.What song will always remind you of 2009?
A.. gum-sum ho kyon - shaan 

13.What do you wish you'd done more of?

14.What do you wish you'd done less of?
A..Playing football manager; a game.

15.Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?


16.What was the best book you read?
A..Icon-Fredrick Forsyth

17.What was your favorite film of this year?

18.What did you do on your birthday?

A..Traveling to Orissa, with some of my best friends, enjoying the East coast of India

19.what kept you sane?
A. Family, Friends and movies

20.What did you miss?
A..Arsenal matches, Transformers 2 in theaters. 

21.Who was the best new person you met?

22.Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2009? 
Still clumsy and stupid in matters of love.

23. What else happened this year?
Many Many good things

Happy New year Everyone!

A tag dated: 31-dec-2009

Since I was out of town for new year celebrations, and had no access to Internet, I forgot to post this tag earlier. Its called
:The Lucky Chinese Tag:

This tag is supposed to bring some luck in the new year, so thanks "chocolate lover" for this "good luck"

8 TV shows I like to watch:
(this is tough, I don't watch TV shows regularly, its mostly movies,but these are watched occasionally)
>Video Zonkers(AXN)
>America's Funniest Videos(AXN)
>Big Bang Theory(Zee Studio)
>Tarak Mehta Ka Oolta Chasmaa(SAB)
>Highway On My Plate(NDTV good times)
>Whose line is it any way(Star World)

8 favorite place to eat and drink:
>Chaat stall at thane near St. john's church (pani puri with boondi and not ragda, its heavenly)
>Cutlet experts on Gokhale Road (its yummy)
>Samosa of a sweet shop in my locality (hot samosa and chutney)
>Champs Chinese (VFM)
>Hotel Sudhavihar (good food, good ambiance)
>Hotel Gopalas (great ambiance, good food)
>Samosa and Ragda at Thane Railway station (hot, spicy but no ambiance)
>A fountain soda stall in my locality(super variety of flavors)

8 things I look forward to:
>New challenges in work at office
>Travel to new places with friends and families
>Making new friends
>Making people happy
>Do at least one thing so that my family and friends are proud of me
>Rainy monsoons, less chilly winters, sunny summers.
>Watching good movies be it in any language (with sub-titles if foreign language)
>Write more poems, more blogging.

8 Things that happened yesterday:
>Watched Arsenal win 4-1 against Portsmouth by staying awake (match started at 1:10 AM).
>I ate one of my favorite pulses curry called "mataki usal" (in marathi).
>Finally laid my hands on one of my favorite movies, "Snatch by Guy Ritchie" it has witty dialogues.
>Also watched "Motorcycle Diaries", one of my fave movies, it tells story of che guvera.
>Worked late in office to finish of work, so that I could take "leave" on 31st!
>Had Prawns curry for dinner.
>Packed my bags (!!)

8 Things I love about winter:
>I get to wear a jacket
>no sweat

8 things on my whishlist:
>Maruti Gypsy and Ford Fiesta
>1 TB(1 Trilo Byte = 1024 GB) Hard Disk for my songs and videos
>52 inch Plasma TV 
>Honeymoon in Paris or Bahamas
>A powerful PC with the best hardware
>Meet Saina Nehwal and Arsene Wenger
>A High Definition-HandyCam
>A soul-mate

8 things 'am passionate about:
>Thriller novels

8 words/phrase I often use:
>kuch bhi
>fucking cool

8 things I learnt from the past:
>that past should not be regurgitated
>past is nostalgic
>it can induce tears or smiles
>I still can't handle a love relationship
>I have a tendency to say the wrong words at the wrong time
>I don't devour sweets like I used to
>I still don't like dry winters
>I love movies

8 places I would love to go/visit/see:
>Mt. Everest
>Amazon river
>Caribbean Beaches

8 things I currently want/need:
>Watch more movies
>A long ride on my bike with best pals
>A new Hard disk
>Fizz drink 
>Winter to get over
>more sleep

Finally 8 people I want to tag:
1. Sameeta
2. Niyati 
3. Xorkes
4. Tasha
5. Amita
6. Supriya
7. Refak
8. Gautam Mengle

Sunday, January 03, 2010

Now... you know...what I did on New Years Eve....

I am back to work and trying to quit the habit of writing 2009 as current year instead of 2010. So a new year begins with lots of secret resolutions.
On new years eve i.e. 31st Dec 12:00 PM, I was traveling with my best pals in a train headed towards Parbhani. We began the year by seeking blessings at Gajanan Maharaj temple at Shegaon, enjoying the sights and sounds of "Anandsagar garden-cum-meditation center".
This garden has everything for everybody, in a way. Peaceful areas for meditation, scenic locales with greenery and a lake for lovey-dovey couples, amusement rides for kids and adults alike. So from spirituality to fun, the 1st day of 2010 encompassed it all, only to be spoiled by rubbish food (due to our bad scheduling, which left us limited dinning options).
2nd day began at Ajanta(spelled "ajinthaa" in marathi), we were short on time as our plan was to visit ajanta caves, ellora caves, deogiri (daulatabad fort), biwi-ka-maqbara, gyanenshwar gardens, lonar lake etc.
But since we had only one day, we had to cut it short, so we could only visit Ajanta Caves, Bhadramaruti Temple, Daulatabad (Deogiri fort) and Biwi-Ka-Maqbara.
Short visits (like ours) don't do justice to Ajanta caves and Deogiri fort, you need lot of time to really savor the art and history behind both.
Ajanta Caves are magnificent to some like me, but incomplete or broken etc for many. History fascinates me, interest me and amazes me and I loved them. Not everyone shares my curiosity for interpreting cave paintings so I had to curb my enthusiasm.
Deogiri fort is one of my favourite forts and is a very strong fort, next favourite is Rajgad. Its plan is such that it was almost unconquerable and it was conquered by deceit in the end. Its security plan was like European castles with moat and secret passages.
Biwi-Ka-Maqbara is a poor clone of Taj Mahal, but made with good intentions by a son for his mother.
Bhadramaruti temple was built by Bhadrasen (a king) who was a ardent devotee of Hanuman. It is the only Maruti temple, where the idol of Maruti (Lord Hanuman) is in the sleeping position. There is belief that a visit to this shrine will fulfill the desire of a person.
Since this trip didn't allow us to really explore Aurangabad and its vicinity areas of historic and artistic importance, meant that a second trip needs to be made to fully devour it all.
Our tight schedule meant I could not really enjoy "the food trip", where a food trip, is a trip of enjoying the best of local delicacies. In all, a very good trip, be it in terms of fun, history, travel, chilly winds. But more than that, a very good way to start the new year by visiting places about which we had only read in books, in stead of watching movies or TV.
Yes! I know its late, but Best wishes to all my dear readers, may you have a new year filled with happiness, fun and adventure!