Sunday, January 12, 2014

"Any reason to stare at me....."

"Any reasons to stare at me all the time." asked she with a twinkle in her eyes.

"Well, the day I saw you for the first time, coming from the college corridor in that white dress, girl, you took the very life out of me. We became close friends and I can say that you don't have a single mean bone in your body, and I thought they didn't make them like that anymore. When you smile, all of you smiles, even your hair and I still wonder how you do that. And above all, you are one of the best things that ever happened to me and I'm and will be in Love with you my whole life, no matter what, so will you do me the honor of becoming my wife" said he bend on his knees with a smile on his face.

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Sunday, October 27, 2013

Get a life.....

Agasthyan is the youngest in the family.He has a brother who is an engineer and a sister who is a doctor. Agasthyan being the notoriously not so good in studies little rascal of the family, he was every one's goal post for lecturing.Not a day would pass when some one or the other would lecture him about his life.Most common lines that he's used to hear is to get a life.

Since school's being closed for vacation, he would spend his whole day laying on the couch wat
ching movies from one end to the other.He was kind of crazy about movies.He would get up in the morning , do some usual stuff and then straight away head to the video parlor.

As usual Agasthyan was lying on the coach watching movies when his brother interrupted him.'What are you doing Agasthyan? Do you think lying on the coach whole day and watching movies would do you any good in your examination.Don't you want to get into an engineering college and be an engineer like me" said his brother adjusting the spectacles on his face.Agasthyan simple looked at his brother and got up from coach."What i meant is why do you waste time watching such foolish movies, do some thing which is of any good to you.Don't waste your time.For God sake, come on get a life boy."saying this his brother gets into his car and drives away.

Next it was his sister who was though getting late for the hospital but still found some time to preach the poor soul."Agasthayan...not again.Come on boy its time that you take your life more seriously and figure out what to do "...said she with a strain on her forehead."You cant be sitting whole day long and watch movies, you should get serious about studies.Come on, get a life boy." said she and rushed to the door.

His sister had just moved out of door when the phone bell rang and he picked up the phone.It was his dad.He was mostly out of the country on business tours.Though he wasn't at home but whenever he called he would make sure to give one or two lessons to Agasthayan."So what are you doing chap" asked his dad."Watching movie dad" replied he."Come on boy don't you have any thing else to do instead of watching movies" asked his dad."Come on boy go out hang out with your friends and don't spend the whole day watching movies, hope you understand what i'm trying to say.Come on, get a life boy" said he laughingly and put the phone down.Then suddenly some thing clicked Agasthyan and a mischievous smile came across his face. 

He waited for his brother and sister to arrive in the evening on the couch itself.When they arrived they found him on the same couch itself."what the hell, do i need to tell you again whatever i told you in the morning" asked his brother  furiously."No brother i completely understood what you said.I even got what you asked me to.Its in the shelf to your left.Confused his brother and sister turned to the left shelf and found a thing covered in the newspaper.He opened it up.It was a LIFEBOUY.Agasthayan smiled and jumped out of couch and left the room and his sister smiled at his brother and said "He is still the notorious rascal of the family

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Sunday, October 6, 2013

Rhymed Confusion.....

It was kind of a marriage season this autumn.Every one was getting married,last month my close friend Amith got married, this month its Ravi who's getting engaged.And my family
too is busy finding the right match for me.Its quite difficult finding appropriate reasons every time to convince mom that the particular girl is not the One.I'm still trying to figure out how i'll present Kiran in front of her as the love of my life.My family being a bit conservative it will be a hard time to convince them for her, but have to do that after all she's the love of my life.

As a continuation of the girl finding operation, this week i'll be meeting a girl called Rashmi. Good thing about Rashmi is that i already know her through a common friend, Hiran and the bad thing is i'm short of good reasons to put her down in front of mom given the fact that she is damn pretty and mom knows her family too.I reached the Coffee shop where i was supposed to meet her and waited.Within another 5 minutes she arrived.She said 'Hi.., so you reached on time.I got a bit late'.Greeting her with a smile i said 'Hello..don't worry i just arrived'.We sat down "And by the way Hiran dropped me here.He was in a bit of hurry so didn't came in.Asked me to say Hi to you." said she."OK..anywaz what would you like to have tea or coffee" i asked."Coffee" she said.I ordered two coffee.

I had already made up my mind that i'll tell Rashmi every thing about me and Kiran and convince her to reject me.At that moment all i could think about was me and Kiran.Coffee arrives......"So how do you know HIRAN." she asked me.I felt as if she already read my mind, after taking a sip of coffee i looked at her and smiled."So he already told you about it right.I was worried how i'm going to present this in front of you.Any ways we both meet at a cultural fest an year ago.We both acted in play that year as Romeo and Juliet" hearing this Rashmi looked as if some one gave her an electric shock."What roles did you people play" she asked surprisingly."Offcourse Romeo and Juliet, actually modern day Romeo and Juliet and the best part was when we both kissed at the end of play." said i savoring those moments. Rashmi put down the coffee mug on the table and looked at me and said "I need to make an urgent call, i'll be back in a minute". She went outside the cafe and came back in 10 minute time.She looked at me and said"Listen Chris i can't marry you".Feeling as if she took words out of my mouth i replied "Arrey...i also can't Rashmi, i came here just to tell you that ever since the Romeo and Juliet play we both are in deep love with each other so i needed you to reject me if in case my mom asks."
"Sure i'll take care of that, i think i should leave" she picks her bag."Hey atleast finish your coffee" said i."No i don't feel like now" she smiles and leaves

The worst was yet to come.On way back home she calls her sister, tells her what ever happened in the cafe and her sister tells every one in her family.In the evening my mom calls her mom.On taking the call her mom sympathizes my mom that she should be strong enough to hear whatever she was about to say."Your son is Gay, he likes Men and has also a boy friend with whom he's in love since last year.Whole college knows about it and they have even kissed each other on the cultural fest in public.His name is HIRAN".hearing this mom faints.

In the evening when i reached home i was stunned to see Kiran, Hiran and Rashmi at my house.I looked at Kiran "How come you are here".Hiran got hold of me and explained everything to me in utter detail.Along came my dad and asked what the matter was to which i replied "Mom fainted due to a shock"."What shock" he enquired, to which Hiran replied pointing towards Rashmi .."She said Hiran.He mistook it to be Kiran.

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Saturday, May 4, 2013

F?@k Knows By Shailendra Singh - Book Review

About The Author :

Shailendra Singh is a sports marketing guru, an advertising whizz and a Hindi film producer. He calls himself a creative genius. He has conceptualized renowned campaigns for India’s major brands, cricketers, and launched the careers of the country’s prime celebrities. He has been a pioneer in the fields of sports marketing, talent management, live music and entertainment. He is responsible for getting international music artistes David Guetta, Pete Tong and Swedish House Mafia to India. He has worked on awareness campaigns for HIV/AIDS, cancer and piracy.


What do you want from life? Are you on the right track? Are you truly happy? If your answer to these questions is ‘F?@k knows!’, then this book is for you. Find the answers to life’s most important questions with the help of uber-successful entrepreneur, Shailendra Singh, co-founder of Percept and inceptor of Sunburn. Told with sparkling, flavourful and in-your-face humour, this book will advise you on how to:
*Find yourself (Because you’re probably lost. Admit it.)
*Follow your heart (Because if you don’t then you’ll die unhappy, you stupid f?@ker.)
*Achieve your goals (You know you want to.)
*Live life like you give a f?@k (Because…why not?)
Candid and thoughtful, F?@k Knows will show you how to really live life on your own terms, to do what you want to do and not what you have to do just because your father said so!

My Review:

The book is a simple message and in damn simple manner.It doesn't seem like as if he's preaching, rather it's like a fun read with simple message to live every moment of life.Though the message we have heard a lot of time in movies like Zindagi na milegi dobara and Hollywood movie the bucket list has a similar theme but still the way the message has been told through this book is worth a read.Author's humorous way of telling the tale with some real life experience really inspires a lot.
All in all it was fun read and special.thanks to blog Adda for sending me this book as a part of the book review program.

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Sunday, January 13, 2013

Book Review :Redemption by Bryan Clay

Before reading this book i had no idea who Bryan Clay was and what a decathlon is, however the book caught my interest right away and held it to the end.
Redemption is the story of Bryan Clay about how he transformed into a Decathlon Champion and went on to win the Olympic Gold.Bryan had a disturbing childhood involving drugs. violence and Redemption is about how he transformed that life into a respectable one. Bryan journey of life is worth a read and must say that the way its been told is quite balanced and is quite inspiring.I would recommend this book.
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Monday, January 7, 2013

Shave or Crave

"How do you feel when u keep that stubble of yours" she asked in harsh tone.
"Well i look good, all people in my office say i look awesome sporting a stubble
 and after all hair on a man's face symbolize masculinity" was my prompt reply.
"Oh really, is it" said she amusingly.
"Any problem with that honey" i asked."Well u won't be sporting that stubble of yours tonight."
said she, "and why would be that" i inquired.

"Well you feel the beard shows off your masculinity, then better shave it off because that masculinity of yours
isn't convincing enough for me to come to the ball with you" said she with a stubborn attitude.
"Then let it be, i'll manage without you." said i at the peak of my masculinity.
"And after that when you come back, couch will be your better half in this cold night, don't you dare enter
the bedroom" said she.
"Ahh...i prefer a bedroom.Where is my gillete and honey get ready its already late.

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Sunday, November 18, 2012

Book Review -- 'The Bankster' By Ravi Subramanian


Bankers build their careers on trust, or so everyone thinks, till a series of murders threaten to destroy the reputation that the Greater Boston Global Bank (GB2) has built over the years. Who is behind these killings, and what is their motive? When Karan Panjabi, press reporter and ex-banker, digs deeper, he realizes that he has stumbled upon a global conspiracy with far reaching ramifications a secret that could not only destroy the bank but also cast a shadow on the entire nation. With only thirty-six hours at his disposal, he must fight the clock and trust no one if he is to stay alive and uncover the truth.

About Author:

Mr. Ravi Subramanian- an alumnus of IIM Bangalore, has spent two decades working his way up the ladder of power in the amazingly exciting and adrenaline-pumping world of global banks in India. It is but natural that his stories are set against the backdrop of the financial services industry. He lives in Mumbai with his wife Dharini and daughter Anusha. In 2008, he won the Golden Quill Readers Choice award for his debut novel, If God was a Banker.


This is my first Ravi Subramanian novel and i'm impressed.Being a banker himself the story revolves around the banking sector and the style with which things are explained are quite easy for a layman to grasp without any of the core banking jargons used.

The style of writing is also like the new genre of writers who target majority audience wanting to read some thing in simple language.The author has used some Hindi words in the novel which if we take the Indian audience into account is fine but when it comes to a global perspective, it's a sure turn off.The book presents to the readers the story of a financial crime consisting of a massive fraud and money laundering in the banking sector and successive killings to hide it.

Now coming to the story,well it has 3 parallel stories going on which are latter linked together in a decent manner. Being a financial crime story, it mostly revolves a around a bank, about the way it operates, and a series of killings of people related with the bank which gives it a mystery angle.Another part of the story gives  a picture of arms deals happening in another part of the world.And third one is about a protest lead by a man in south india who had lost his son in the Chernobyl disaster Trikakulam Nuclear Power Project.The mystery about whole thing begins to unfold when a reporter becomes suspicious about the happenings in the bank.He digs deeper into the killings and being an ex banker with bank helps him link all the killings which finally draws a line linking all the 3 stories together spinning an intricate web of deceit, lies and treachery.

The brief review about the novel at the cover was enough to get me started with this novel and as i expected the read was worth it and not at all disappointing.The author succeeds in creating the mystery element by making the reader believe that Vikram is the main cuplrit, but then all of a sudden the story undergoes a major change and things get cleared out.
So in my opinion 'The Bankster' is a must read for its element of suspense and mystery.For the time being I'm looking forward to laying my hands on his other novels.
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