Saturday, January 29, 2011


As I promised here is the next post. Well first of all let me clarify the title of last post. I am guy who loves automobiles and member of forum called Team-Bhp and love to drive as well. What happens when a car doesn’t self-start because of battery, you need to find a jumper and connect it to fully charged battery and Jump Start your car. This is exactly what happened with me and the post came after I came out of long slumber hence the last post title.

I have seen people around me using blog for lots of reason, and here is how I group it
1)Passing on technical know how on topic (Techie’s Blog)-honestly complete bouncers for me unless I am working on code and get stuck with errors and that's when I start praying someone should have encountered it before and documented on how to solve it :-P
2) People with a cause (socialist/environmentalist etc.) - I admire & support quite a few
3) Artists (poets, painters, photographers etc.) for display of their skill- they teach me that I have a wonderful world around me
4) Random people who just want share what’s on their mind
I consider myself on the last category and I am sure they aren’t a rare species by any stretch of imagination :-P. Well all my life I have been claiming my life as an open book and just happen to realise that I haven’t been sharing things which have been on my mind for sometime now.
Well the updates first, I moved out of Bangalore around an year plus couple of months back to a completely new city Gurgaon but with same firm. And believe me it hell of a change which took a good amount of time to get used to. For someone who had been used to the pleasant weather throughout the year, the winters were a welcome change but then the summer made me realise it would have been better if I would have stayed back down there instead of coming here.

There is old proverb in Hindi “Vinashkale vipreet bhudhi”(means when the time is bad your thought process gets screwed as well) and therefore I started digging the grave of my bachelorhood :-). On a lighter note things just dint work out and I read a beautiful quote somewhere which would sum the experience- “I may never know your reasons why, but someday I'm gonna see the good in your goodbye.”

But now the story doesn’t end there since my dad retired from his govt. job in August 2010 and hence mom and dad moved in with me. And I just loved the transformation to a family guy now who doesn’t need to worry about food anymore :-). As I have already stated that my parents are more of my buddies so they knew everything about whatever was happening in my life.

Now when I just need sometime for myself but they feel that my life (is just like some outstanding payment or bank liability which) should settled or taken care of. To add more salt and pepper to the wound all my chaddi-buddies (“childhood friend”-term coined by pal of mine who had a wedding last night) are falling left right and centre and since I happen to be in North I am attending all weddings. The only question anyone who meets there is so when is your number (remember the Pepsi commercial), and you just smile and don’t reply back. The only silver lining in cloud is that my sis is abroad for another year atleast and hence I could be safe (remember another commercial for Bisleri “Play Safe”) for that period.
Let me end it now more in the coming posts.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Jump Start

I will start exactly like my last post by the credit, this time it goes to 2 events first- old pen pal of mine who got in touch with me as she was got an interview call from the same firm I work with and
second- the movie “Dhobi Ghat”
(Note: If you haven’t watched the movie yet please don’t go ahead with this post of mine as I might end up spoiling your movie experience)

Let me try to give a brief first about my blogging habits, oh that’s a wrong term I used here(2 blogs in 5 yrs :-Q) and I call it habit? Since the last post let me try and recall, hmmm so the count is three or four times I have tried putting few sentences and sometimes even a couple of paragraphs together and come up with a post but have ended up closing the word doc without saving it.
So it is not that I wasn’t trying but just couldn’t find enough words/ just ran out of ideas/sometime lost the steam before I could complete a piece. Enough of clarifications for being incompetent or lazy bum :-). There are so many things on my mind right now that I am literally struggling to pick one thread and give some shape. Every time I have gone in chronological order to describe events let me go reverse now.
Just back after watching the movie which I went with couple of colleagues of mine and both of them ended up not enjoying it at all. I won’t try to defend the movie since I am not paid for it :-P. But here is what I think about it, the audience at the end are left with lots of things unanswered and for them to complete on their own. Can somebody suggest alternate ending? Usual happy ending would have been
1) Shai ends up being with Arun
2) Arun being reunited with his kid/wife back in Australia
3) Arun finding Yasmin who didn’t die and is a loner now like him.
I am sure there could be lot of possible options but what I liked the most was unconventional end of the movie and some really cool shots of human emotions like Yasmin first talk on the tape or Munna posing in front of mirror thinking about his portfolio or the guilt Shai felt being caught at Arun’s place when Munna is delivering clothes etc.
I won’t try to hurt anyone feeling by saying that you need to understand to like a movie( have already done it once) but I applaud the filmmaker on trying to make something different and can assure I wasn’t the only one who came out of theatre enjoying the movie. There is not much story but loads of emotions in the movie and pretty well captured.

Well let me end this post by just being a review and defending the movie which I said I wont :-P. I would continue with reverse order of events in the coming post and for now let me think of title before I can post it up.