Monday, July 30, 2007

SIVAJI...the boss and a Perfect date

Well...I read atleast 20 posts on this topic. But this post is definetly not going to be another of the reviews so read on. Yesterday night I had a "discussion" with some of my friends on a really hypothetical topic....perfect date. Yup I was part of a group which was discussing this and ya i came out alive so all the female readers see, I too can sometimes talk and listen to stuff like that.
Each of my friends had a plan in mind for a perfect date and this put me into thinking. I never really gave a serious thought about this but as I just had the discussion after seeing the movie Sivaji I was stuck with a super idea ( actually any idea I get is super.....but sometimes I over shoot my own expectations) How about taking the girl to a Rajikanth movie ( Rajini fans no offense on whats gona follow.....I do respect the old man ) specially if its a movie like Sivaji much better. Lets do some analysis on why this is a super idea.

Girls point of view
She cant look at Rajini for long nor the other side kick actors and she is forced to look at U....what else does a guy want.

Guys point of view
Most of the heroins in Rajini's movies are HOT and so the guy has a option of looking/staring/ogling at them and when he is bored doing that he can get back to his girl. Its also very economical to take a girl to a movie than take her "on a long drive on the high way"

but if your girl friend is tamilian...caution guys...I have a friend who wanted to learn to whistle because she was going to see Sivaji in a theater.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

summer heat

The summers have started and so has the excitement about the internship.....went to mumbai only to be told that the project would be in Hyderabad. Had some nice time at Mumbai though.

I went to this dumb movie " Namaste London" with one of my frnds. He said he read the review and the movie was supposed to be good. On entering the theater this is the conversation we had

He: The review says its good why are you so against this movie. I am sure the movie would be good
Me: I dont know. Look the whole theater is empty. I am sure the movie is bad
He : The review also said Kareena Kapoor acted well in this movie.

300 bucks down the drain. Kareena did not act in this movie. 2.30 hrs of my life wasted.

On my way back to hyderabad I had my ticket booked in Kingfisher. I always enjoy sitting at the window seat be it a auto or a plane. But sadly I never got a window seat in a plane and everytime I book a ticket I always wish I get one. This time too I was praying for a window seat and I DID GET ONE. I was wondering how I could be so lucky. But after the flight took off I realized that I was not that lucky. i was ready to exchange my window seat with any of the aisle ones. One must be wondering if I got bored looking out. It was not the case but there were better prospects inside. There was a air hostess who was new to the business and she could not walk with out tripping and the guys seated in the aisle seats were all waiting for the plane to jerk. grrrr

The very next day my internship started. I waited till afternoon and I did not get any work nor a place to sit. I was so bored waiting there that I decided to go to a movie. Luckily the movie "In pursuit of Happiness" was to start at 3 and I could make it to the movie in time. The movie was about a guy who has no money but takes up a internship where he works his ass off and still gets no monetary benefits. There I was starting a internship which has no work but pays....watching a movie about a guy who does just the opposite. The movie was a bit touchy...but the guy sitting next to me was crying. Now I wanted to see the movie but I could not help keep looking over my shoulder a couple of times. I wish there was this crying competition. ie the contestants are made to watch a movie and the person who cries the most wins. I am sure there would be a tough competition between this guy and a friend of mine who cries for the so called emotional stuff in movies.

A couple of days later I came across a old lady who looked quite familiar. I was wondering where I saw her and then I recollect that she was my Hindi teacher. The same person who used to say my writing was like "kede makode break dance". the same person who was expecting a very high score from me because my brother topped the school. I had my own achievement. I brought down the class average for hindi by heaps and bounds. I was always bad in learning languages. I never scored well in languages but just because my bro topped the school, people expected I would also if not top atleast get a decent score. I was tense before hindi board exam and dad told me that its just a exam and that even if I get 50 in hindi he would be happy. This really helped me a lot and i went to the exam in a positive mood. I thought I wrote the exam well but when the result came dad didnt know what to say. but he decided that he would never again give me targets . Reason.......I got 50 in the board exam.

Friday, March 16, 2007

Chicken and me

Life is full of ambiguity. There would be times in life when one would have to select between two paths...one which you would love to do, the other you must do. Today I was in a similar situation. I had to give a test at 8 PM and at the exact same time there was tandoori chicken for dinner. Yes ppl u heard me right TANDOORI CHICKEN in mess. Just imagine the scene ......you are the first guy to the mess and you get a chance to select all the best pieces and feast ...yummmyyyyyy...but alas I had to go for this exam. alas I had to contain my temptation for a damn exam. My brain though was not agreeing to give up easily and so i had to convince it by promising that I would be one of the first guys to come to the mess from the exam hall. Probably the temptation of the chicken helped me today as my brain completely cooperated and I performed satisfactorily in the test. As the clock stuck 9 I could smell the spicy chicken.

I was helping myself to another serving, when I heard some one ask "Dude...arnt u a brahmin? how come you eat chicken?" I wanted to reply to the question but my brain being in the best of spirits, efficiently decided to ignore the question and concentrate on the most important job on hand ie to put chicken and more chicken into my mouth. Now that I am done with the job, I have decided to answer that question. I eat chicken because.....its there to be eaten. If not me then some other lucky soul. I am being targeted by the chicken industry as I fall in their target segment and they are doing a impressive job in marketing. My poor and innocent soul has given in to their marketing strategy/technique. I know all this sounds crap but who wants a reason to eat?
Any ways asking a Hyderabadi why he eats chicken is like asking a Briton why he speaks English or asking Salman why he removes his shirt. So I end the post by dedicating this to the first ever hen/cock which was ever cooked by a human being as that gave humans a reason to live. May God bless its soul and may it be reborn as a hen/cock again so that it can be eaten again. Amen

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Chatter

Random musings....this post is a set of random musings I had in the last 2 days

Ppl wanted to see the movie Nishabd...its a story of a young girl falling( i prefer the word falling over ne other because it gives me some sense of satisfaction as I have not yet "fallen" ) for a old man. Here I am, along with millions of single guys and ppl want me to watch a movie abt a girl's crush for a old man? I protest.....

Gandhigiri at its best......this is the season for surveys. We have a course which involves conducting a survey and coming up with some conclusions from that so i am bombarded with requests to fill them up. The requests come in different ways....in mails, as orkut msgs, as status msgs, as offliners, as requests to fill my survey if i fill theirs....but the best of all was Selva. He came to my room when i was watching a movie. He handed me a survey and "requested in a threatening manner" to fill the form and when I refused all he did was take out a weird looking whistle and started blowing it. He said he would stop only when I finish the survey. Way to go macha.....


Intellectual talk.......I always thought I hold the proprietary rights for crap talk but today I was proved wrong. We ( me and a couple of frnds) went out to CCD. It went on fine as I was holding my ground and coming up with the usual nonsense I am famous for. For a change I got bored with my own act and I gave up but ppl were desp to listen to some PJ's and there were requests for PJ's. As I already gave up, I could not contribute much. Suddenly A comes up with one of the most startling fact I have heard for ages and it goes like this
" Hey do u know a wierd fact ? When dogs sit in moving cars, they usually enjoy putting their head out of the window that means they like wind blowing on their faces. But when u actually blow wind on their face they get irritated"
there was 2 sec silence........I wanted to give a "nice" reply when S came up with a better response
" U should probably try blowing air from the back...probably they would like that"
Seriously these guys deserve to get a PhD on dog behavior. I have few questions for them though
Did A really try blowing air on a dogs face?
Will A now try out what S suggested?
Did S ever try out what she suggested?
If no..will she try out?

people please fill up this survey :)

Back in campus I called up Ricky and started abusing him for answering the phone after so many rings and the person on the other side said " Son...ricky is sleeping"
oooooppppsssss......

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Telugu samithi

Telugu samithi organized a dinner here at XL and the following was supposed to give people a idea on how the food would be...

Not far frm here is a state
"Andhra Pradesh" says its name plate

Ruled by kings and Nawabs in the past
Rich heritage it has tat would ever last

One such king at his prime
invited a British general for dine and wine

The cook prepare a variety of food
and the general consumed all that he could

Next morning the general told his wife
"I got some insight into the Indian life"

"I now know why the Indians use water
fire it would catch, if they use toilet paper"


---- i know i rock :)

Sunday, December 03, 2006

The Southern Connection

XL has a good number of south indians. but a interesting fact is most of them know more than one south indian language...here is the reason why

Reddy is gult but stays in banglore so he knows telugu and kanada
Sandy is a mallu staying in chennai so he knows malyalam and tamil
smitha is a gult staying in banglore so she knows kanada for sure but she also claims that she knows a bit of telugu
bappi is from banglore and most of his neighbors were gult so he knows kanada and a bit of telugu
Sharon is a mallu staying in Hyd so he knows malyalam and telugu. same with thomas
Sri Ram is a tamilian who stays in Vizag so he knows tamil and telugu
Aditya is a tamilian staying in hyderabad and he is comfortable with tam and telugu
Medha is a kanadigan staying in hyd so kanada and telugu for her
I am from hyd but was in chennai for the last 2 years and i had to learn the basics of tamil there.
best of all is sagar..he is a tamilian with mallu roots but stays in banglore so he knows tamil, malyalam and kanada and now as his girl friend is gult he is learning(rather forced into learning) telugu....to sum it up this is what he says "i'm a tam with mallu nativity, kandu childhood and gult adulthood "

WOW....now just imagine how complex our communication language could be...

Saturday, November 11, 2006

The Interview(s)

The last few days have been pretty hectic and draining but I received support from all quarters. Seniors, batch mates, friends and luckily my brain( if u have read my previous posts u could have realized that I don’t claim ownership of my brain and it takes lot of hard work from my side to get it work in sync with the rest of my body ). There were people who got up at the same time or probably earlier than me and where there at the "well" helping /consoling /supporting /motivating /explaining /serving
/organizing
* and what not. Thanks a lot guys.

*effect of SIP. Got used to using adjectives.

This blog was not actually meant for senti stuff so here comes the real crap.

I was part of an interview that I am really proud of. It was one of the last interviews of the day. Before that companies interview, I attended 3 group discussions and 3 interviews and could not get past the first round of the elimination. I was trying to relate my self to the hero of the 80's Hindi movies where the hero was unemployed and was always on a look out for a job. 5 mins into my thoughts and I heard my name being called out. It was for the interview for this XYZ company. I was totally exhausted but my brain was still stuck with the hero thoughts. I was not keen on working for that particular company but I had to attend the interview as I applied for it( one might ask why I had applied when I was not interested to work for that company....well as I said earlier I dont claim ownership of my brain...so plz no questions). I reached the room where the interview was supposed to take place and asked one of my friends (he was doing some volunteer work there) what was the job profile the company was offering. He had no clue but he said the interviewer was pretty chill guy and all the questions were HR based. I enter the room with out any idea about the company or the job profile. There was only one guy in the room and he was totally relaxed and laid back. This is how the interview went

Interviewer: So pramod why XYZ company
ME: (thanks to my wonderful brain I answered) Sir U are asking as if XYZ is not a good company to work in!!!!
Interviewer: WHAT? Who says so...it is a market leader. Its revenues are so and so ..(I was told about all the good things of the company)
ME: that’s why XYZ sir. There are very few brands one would like to be associated with and XYZ is one such brand.
Interviewer: ok, so tell me about yourself
ME: gave him the usual answer that I have been telling from morning
Interviewer suddenly gets a call and starts talking in his phone
I interrupt him here and ask him if I can drink some water. He also offered me some chocolates and I took one mint.
interviewer : so were where we?...ya tell me something which is not in the resume
ME: I play tennis. Not because I like tennis but because I can burn calories. Its not just burning calories but it’s having fun when burning calories. I prefer tennis over cricket because in cricket I have to wait for the ball and in tennis I keep running for the ball
Interviewer: why not squash? Why only tennis?
Me: because squash rackets are very costly
Interviewer: hmm...ok..Are u willing to come in night shifts?
ME: Sir, there is lot of academic rigor at XL and if I come in night shifts for 2 months, it would be difficult for me to adjust back again. So...

At the end of the day it was 3 group discussions and 4 interviews that I unsuccessfully attended