Friday, August 31, 2012

Pune and all its idiosyncrasies/Birthday

So I turned 19 today. No big deal, right?

Yesterday, I was feeling extremely melanchony, moping around, and a sense of disquiet pervaded my world. I was bored, in short. I had not done the regular birthday things, you know - tons of shopping, jabbering away with friends and daydreaming about the hot guy that I'd seen in the canteen.

So anyway, I was bored. This morning, my friends publicly embarrassed me by singing Happy Birthday at the top of their voices in the canteen, that too in front of the hot guy! But it was fun. They know my obsession about bags and their gifts sent me into tizzies of pleasure.

But when I was going home, I saw an old man on a bicycle and there was something pinned to his back that made me hoot with laughter. It literally made my day and I fell in love with Pune all over again. Yeah, I know the people seem mean, sarcastic and rude. But they're also witty and funny and have an unparalled creative flair for signposts.

Oh yeah.

So what was written on that man's back? 'ऐकायला कमी येतं लक्ष द्या !'

(Can't hear well, pay attention.)

God, I love Pune!

Thursday, August 16, 2012


I have an almost violent love for FC. Now never forget that I am utterly loyal and committed to JPP, but FC has managed to win me over as well.
There are moments when I hate FC with the same passion, but the good things outweigh all its vices.
First off, the buildings and the campus. In a word, FC is BEAUTIFUL. There are no words for those feelings that swell up in your heart when you're sitting on the stone steps, or in Kimaya and the sky is overcast, the wind rushes through the trees and some lonely leaves drop down on your book. You look up, and the world is old, verdant and beautiful and you feel peace and contentment.

One of the best things about FC? It's filmy. It's so so so so filmy that even Bollywood may pale in in the comparison. All right, I exaggerate, but FC comes closest to those colleges that you see in the movies.

There is the same easy banter on basketball court and geeks loitering around the campus, the cliques and the rivalries. The stares from the librarian when you talk much too loudly in the reading hall. The spectacular affairs and break ups that are the talk of the campus. And most importantly, those long haired musicians strumming a guitar with a crowd swaying- get this, swaying - to the music. What more do you want?

Friday, August 3, 2012

5: Korean Dramas

And I'm not lying. I have watched so many Korean drams in tenth grade and after that it's hard to count.

But here are my favourite five:

1. Boys over Flowers

Four gorgeous, rich guys, one girl whose family can barely make ends meet.  The stubbornest, most arrogant guy Junpyo and the soft spoken, kind Jihu - whom will Jandi choose?

2. Matchmaker's lover

What happens when a matchmaker dates a divorce lawyer?
And what if...he happens to be the one handling her parent's divorce?

3. Worlds Within

Two strong, individualistic directors with a history clash in a battle of wills and face insurmountable odds. Will love conquer all?

4. The Iron Empress

Based on the life of the Empress Cheon Chu, the drama deals with the Empress and battles - both personal and those on the fields.

5. Cooking up romance

Set in a restuarant selling beef soup, the drama revolves around the lives of the characters who work and struggle through life to find love and happiness.

5: English series

I'm not going to classify them as dramas or anything, but 5 of the most exciting things I've watched on television:

1. The River

I know you were expecting something else, but try watching The River at the 11:00 pm slot and you'll know what I mean.

2. How I met Your Mother

I'm more of a HIMYM kinda gal than a Friends one.

3. Castle

Do I need to say anything?

4.  Supernatural

I'm a Dean-girl than Sam, mind you!

Yeah, and I'm crazy about Castiel!

5. The Mentalist

Oh, Jane!

Honourable mentions:

Melissa and Joey, Bones, Lie to Me, Cougar Town

What Team Anna Did

Form a political Party.
Oh yeah.

Responses that were expressed in my vicinity or on the tv:
1.  **#%$^$%
2. (Congress/BJP) आता कसा सापडला गडी ! (Gotcha!)
3. me: Yay!

So I think it merits of one of my rare bursts of unhindered joy that is expressed though the abandon of a 'yay'.

The question is why.

1. We need cleaner politics. As the Prinipal of my school used to say, "Vote for a better goonda than not voting at all." Not that Team Anna is a goonda. (What sacrilege!)

2. Alternatives to the traditional candidates. (Congress, BJP, Shiv Sena, MaNaSe, Rashtrawadi Congress...Yawn!)

3. Lokpal Bill (in theory)

I made maggi a few hours ago. It was overcooked and underspiced. But looking at Mr. Kejriwal's face today, it took every once of will power not to send him some. Thank god he broke the fast...India cannot do without him, not now.

(This picture was taken days ago. He looks much, much worse.)

Okay, so I can quit worrying about him wasting away on a fast. So that's that.

And yeah, I'm supporting this new political party. Because it will want to know what I have to say, more than any other political alternative did. And being of the loquacious turn, it's an opportunity that I'm going to seize.