Wednesday, February 25, 2004

It happens in the...

...lives of many men, that someday, they stop, turn around, massage their nose innards with their pinky and say, "Aaah, I have not blogged in a while now".

Been a while since I posted the old fashioned, run of the mill kind of a post telling what I have been upto! So here goes...

I cleared Symbi! Woohoo! After a 10 day excrutiaing and annoying delay, the confirmation email finally landed up.

And went straight into the Junk folder on my Hotmail!!!

Thank God I couldn't resist the urge to log on to the net for 15 minutes coz 4 hours later, the mail would have been auto-deleted. Anyway, the mail says I have to be present at Vishwabhavan on the Symbiosis Campus on the 19th of March.

In a suit!

In line are a Group Discussion, Personal Interview, Subject Test and since I applied for Advertisment, I gotta submit an assignment on a mock ad campaign for a new product from McD!

Screwed up my prelims coz I spent too much time studying for the sitter of a test! But who cares coz I cleared the test!

Was the last day at college today. Not counting the farewell party that's been aranged for on the 5th of March. It's a funny, funny feeling at the moment. Seems like yesterday when I walked into the classroom for the first time. Three years disappeared like beers outside a rock concert. The last lectures, the last scolding from the professors, the last time eating stale vada-pav at the canteen, the last exam... There has been a last in almost every imaginable department.

And here we are standing at the cross roads of life again. With paranoia and anxiety standing right next to snitch a lift.

Friday, February 20, 2004

Hehehehe! ROTF LMBO!

Hehehehehe! Hahahaha! {falling of the chair laughing}

Oh man! Nivy posted a really good one!

Marty woke up at home with a huge hangover.

He forced himself to open his eyes, and the first thing he saw was a

couple of aspirins and a glass of water on the side table.

He sat down and saw his clothing in front of him, all clean and

pressed. Marty looked around the room and saw that it was in perfect

order, spotless, clean.

So was the rest of the house. He took the aspirins and noticed a note on

the table, "Honey, breakfast is on the stove; I left early to go


Love you."

So he went to the kitchen and sure enough there was hot breakfast and

the morning newspaper. His son was also at the table, eating.

Marty asked, "Son, what happened last night?" His son said, "Well, you

came home after 3 A.M., drunk and delirious. Broke some furniture, puked

in the hallway, and gave yourself a black eye when you stumbled into the


"Confused, Marty asked, "So, why is everything in order and so clean,

and! Breakfast is on the table waiting for me?" His son replied, "Oh,


Mom dragged you to the bedroom, and when she tried to take your pants

off, you said, "Lady, leave me alone, I'm married!"

Wednesday, February 18, 2004


Helllll, yeah!

" Give a man the secure possession of a bleak rock, and he will turn it into a garden.

Give him a nine year lease of a garden, he will convert it into a desert!"

- Sir Arthur Young

Monday, February 16, 2004


Ahmedabad telephone numbers to prefix '2'

(Gujju accented female voice)

Number badal gaya hai. Krupya puraane number se pehle 2 lagaake punah dial kare.

Number badlaayi gayo chhe. Meherbani kari ne juna number ni pehla be lagaadi ne fari thi dial karo.

Dha number hes bin chenj. Pliss prephix 2 with dha old number and dial again.


Saturday, February 14, 2004


Happy Valentine's!

Here's my V-Day card for everyone!

Happy Valentine's Day

To my readers!

Eww gross! Pink font! Ewww!

Hehe! Nice card, huh?

Bottoms up! Reasons to celebrate:

Can you smell it? Can you? Can you? Can you?

Summer's back! Woohoo!

I can throw away the sweaters! Woohoo!

I can roam around in my shorts again! Woohoo!

I can smell that lovely summer air again! Woohoo!

I can see the Big Dipper right over my terrace again! Woohoo!

Aaah... I love this time of the year!

Hmm... gotta get some Deo quickly before the summer sets in. The problem might get out of hand very fast.

Thursday, February 12, 2004


Holy Crap!

Launch your browser (whichever), and type in your favourite website's

address, followed by

e.g., if site is Neurotica, type

Holy crap!!!

Wednesday, February 11, 2004


G n R - November Rain

Been hooked on to this song lately. Can't get enough of it. Makes me think everytime that they just don't make good music anymore, anywhere!

Heard that GnR was making a comeback but with many new faces. Since the brand 'GnR' is owned by the music label, they'd return with the same name. Would the lead singer be still around? Haven't heard the latest on that!

Tuesday, February 10, 2004


On those "500 hits"...

Anil says:

us mein se aadhe hits mere hain

Hemant says:

abbey aur baaki ka aadha mera hai...

Hemant says:

hehe... hum dono mil ke sab ko mamu bana re hai


That's Natasha. Sighhhhhhh!

Last night, I had the most wonderful dream. Natasha Henstridge and I were together on a romantic holiday or something like that. I think we were on a beach or something.

I was having a truly great time. And so was she. Sighhhhh...

Damn the SOB who invented the alarm clock!!!

Monday, February 09, 2004


Gone past Lara!

Aaah! 500 hits to my blog. Seems like yesterday when Anil told me he had a blog. Which made me realise that if he can have a blog, then any jackass should! :-D Hehehe! This is how I do most of my work! Hehehe!

Anyway... thanks to all my faithful readers who had nothing better to do than... hehehehe... to come to my blog and read this crap!

Looking forward to the next 500!


Sunday, February 08, 2004


Parental Advice

A sound thrashing from your folks early in the day may ruin the rest of the morning. But it *does* make you brush your teeth longer!

(Go figure!)

Saturday, February 07, 2004


Ego Surfing, Nandan Apartment and Al-Qaeda Etc

While Googling for 'Nandan Apartment', which is where I live in Ahmedabad, I found a few interesting things.

Some of them being my dad's name in a couple of the links and some computer related work places around my home.

The most interesting one was about Illanthirayan.

Illanthirayan was the guy living right across my flat. His wife and kids were regular visitors to my home. We being the few rare South Indians in my colony. He had a computer business or a portal or something like that.

A couple of years ago, CBI landed up at his place late in the night and arrested him. He was suspected of sneaking out sensitive information to Al Qaeda and Lashkar E Toiba.

Never got to hear the full story until I surfed up this link. Apparently, he was also kicked out from ISRO, which is where he was previously employed, because of some fraudulent activities.

Huh! The quite Mallu living next door was silently betraying the nation. Pretty hard to imagine!

Thursday, February 05, 2004


How Dextrous Are You?

I did it in 15 seconds.
I deserved an A!!
Take the How Dexterous Are You? Quiz!!

Wednesday, February 04, 2004


...And good ol' boys were drinking whiskey and rye, singing...

This would be the day that I die...

Sunday, April 22, 2057

Tuesday, February 03, 2004


Bullshit -E- Daastaan

Arz kiya hai...

Kabhi to kaha naa tha humne

Ki nibhaao zindagi bhar ka saath

Guzaarenge yeh khushnuma safar

Daale haathon mei haath

Par diya kyo nacheez ko yeh dard-e-dil

Aur hila di meri naiyya

Zaroorat kya thi poochhne ki

"Time kya hua... bhaiyya?"

- Based on the life and experiences of Hemant. (Boohoohoo!)

Aaaaah! *NOW* I understood how and why people suddenly become shayars!!!



I'm amazed! Coz when I chose the name 'Neurotica' for my blog, I thought it must have been quite an original.

But a little Google-ing put me in my place!

'N3urotica' is pretty much an original coz the search returns the link to my blog! What's bad is that the bimbo who took the domain doesn't even *post* in her blog! Sheesh!

Search 'Neurotica' and you realise that 'Neurotica' is the name of a Cartoon Strip. It also is a song by Jon Bon Jovi, the name of a Book and God only knows what not!

Those were just some of the 37,900 search results that you get!!

Alright... so at least I did not plagiarize or anything. 'Neurotica' occurred to me just like that when I was fiddling around with the Webster's Dictionary for a name for my blog! It stays at that!

Oh... and here's one heckuva Neurotica Link! Viewer discretion advised!

Monday, February 02, 2004



Astronomers believed that an asteroid named '2003 QQ47' would hit Earth on March 21, 2014 with an impact equal to 20 million Hiroshima bombs!

Which only adds to the theory that a third of all human life would be wiped out sometime soon in a major disaster. (Nastrodamus?) Which obviously is excellent because a 3rd of humanity would contain plenty of... *ahem*... Engineers from CET. Hyuk hyuk!

WTF?! And the machine at the carnival told me that I'd live to be 90! FRAUD!!! I want my 5 bucks back!!!

Ok... don't get worked up. Another Report from NASA (its Near Earth Object Program) has ruled out the chances of impact. Armageddon will probably have to wait!

Sunday, February 01, 2004


Lotus Eaters

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In the Odyssey, one of a people who ate the fruit of the lotus and consequently became indolent, dreamy, and forgetful of duty

A lotus eater is a person living in dreamy indolence, detatched from reality. It is believed that travelling homeward from Troy, Odysseus and his followers came to North African land of the Lotophagi or lotus eaters, where a group which lived on the fruit of the lotus which indeced dreamy forgetfulness.

When Odysseus sent out a search party, its members tates the lotus, became oblivious to friends and home, lost all desire to leave the country and had to be forcibly brought back to the ship.

This legend later popularised by Tennyson's poem The Lotos Eater is the origin of the phrase, which now sometimes has overtones of luxurious ease.

(I *must* be a lotus eater!) :-D

Plagiarised shamelessly from Sunday Times, Ahmedabad, Feb 1, 2004