Friday, May 20, 2005

Neurotica is dead. Long live Neurotica.

Yesterday, I happened to get a call from Rhea.

We had never talked on the phone before. Hence, the call wasn't expected. But she talked about what had been going on in her life, what she was planning to do and where life had decided to take her. It was a nice, short chat.

That was at 1 PM. Eight hours later, I began thinking.

I have been blogging since 16.11.2003. The blog was purposeless to begin with and I started off just for the heck of it. Like water, the blog gradually took its own shape in the beaker of time.

The landscapes of the blogosphere emerged from the constant push-and-pull of opinions in this world, which at best appears to be a mutual admiration society.

I reached out to what I thought were the other life forms in this realm. Life forms, which existed in the strangest, dingiest corners of the blogging universe. Many, I happened to like, and befriend. SimpleSimon, Nemesis, LeanDude, Sita, Rhea, Australopithecus, Angel ... just to name a very few.

(I am amazed by the number of names beginning with 'A' on that list.)

Those thoughts brought me to the call I received from Rhea. It went to show it had been worthwhile, all that blogging. I am touched to meet those people. We're separated by geography. But we still like reaching out to each other.

So is Neurotica being nipped in the bud? Are 11,248 hits enough? I do not know. I didn't start off with a plan, really.

Neurotica was my trumpet to blow at the world. It was my recluse. My outlet. As much as I loved receiving all the hilarious comments, Neurotica was mine and mine alone.

My thoughts are mostly private and I prefer keeping them to myself. Which is why I chose to blog anonymous. I do not know how the thoughts will be received by the people around me. Nor do I want my opinions to be thrown out in the open for everyone to see or to judge.

I do not wish to explain why I wrote something. I wrote it for me. That's all that matters and it's nobody's business. Of late, some people around me started to think that this blog indeed is their business.

That's when I felt my privacy being encroached upon. I did not like that.

Therefore, this blog has to go.

Will I be back? Yes. I will resurface on some other corner of the blogosphere. In a new avtaar.

If you ever thought Neurotica rocked, say 'Yay!'.

So long. And thanks for all the fish pisceans.


Hemant, The Neurotic One

PS: Here's giving Quizilla, one last attempt ;-)
You're Calvin!
You're Calvin!
Which Calvin and Hobbes Character are You?
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Monday, May 16, 2005

Thumbing through some news channels today, I happened to notice this advertisement.

The black and white shots and the camera angles were breathtaking and I became increasingly curious to know which brand this was.

It turned out to be the very company I am working for.

Observe the last frame carefully.

We're coming to Mumbai, people! Woohoo!

Edit on 18.5.2005: The Catholic Bishop's Conference of India, the apex body of all catholic churches in the country, has expressed its displeasure at the ad, and also at the Rin Detergent ad featuring Amitabh Bacchan.

Amit Varma has an interesting take on that.

Saturday, May 14, 2005

Heypee Budday!

Heypee budday, dear Xcentric!

May you get your dream job.
And may it pay you enough to support all your illegitimate children in London.
And Gulbai Tekra.
Hee hee hee.

Oops. No character assassination on your budday!

But heypee 21!
You can now get married and make all those illegitimate children legit.
Hee hee hee!

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

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Sally: We are just going to be friends, OK?

Harry: Great, friends. It's the best thing...You realize, of course, that we can never be friends.

S: Why not?

H: What I'm saying is - and this is not a come-on in any way, shape, or form - is that men and women can't be friends, because the sex part always gets in the way.

S: That's not true. I have a number of men friends and there is no sex involved.

H: No, you don't.

S: Yes, I do.

H: No, you don't.

S: Yes, I do.

H: You only think you do.

S: You're saying I'm having sex with these men without my knowledge?

H: No, what I'm saying is they all want to have sex with you.

S: They do not.

H: Do too.

S: They do not.

H: Do too.

S: How do you know?

H: Because no man can be friends with a woman that he finds attractive. He always wants to have sex with her.

S: So you're saying that a man can be friends with a woman he finds unattractive.

H: No, you pretty much want to nail them, too.

S: What if they don't want to have sex with you?

H: Doesn't matter, because the sex thing is already out there, so the friendship is ultimately doomed, and that is the end of the story.

Thanks for the link, Ideasmith.

Monday, May 09, 2005

Khushnuma zindagi ka manzar nazar aa raha hai ab
Khushnuma zindagi ka manzar nazar aa raha hai ab
Kahi vapis na aa jana tum mere darmiyan

Sunday, May 08, 2005


A is a boy.
B is a girl.

A and B are the best of friends.

They enjoy hanging around.
They make each other feel secure.
They care about each other.

One day, they arrive at a conclusion that they are no longer "just friends".
They agree to take the relationship to the next plausible level.

So what changes in their relationship, then?
What's the addition to the friendship that already was a fruitful and satisfying one?

The odd moments of intimacy?
The occassional hormonal surge?
A higher level of commitment?

What really changes?

Saturday, May 07, 2005

Is it just me? Or do men really think about sex all the time?

Friday, May 06, 2005

Life has been unexpectedly kind of late. And I have been asking myself constantly.

What's the catch? What's the goddamn catch?

Wednesday, May 04, 2005

The celebration continues!

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Imaginary characters inside the Neurotic One's head take to the streets celebrating the day he got a job.

Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Employment Musings

She: Ab to tu kamaau ho gaya hai. Ab tujhse shaadi ka soch sakti hu...

Me: *sheepish grin*


Was driving around the Qutub Institutional Area, where the cream of Corporate India's future are currently studying. Saw them moving about, uneasily under the May sun, with their suits and ties.

And I breathed a sigh of relief. I've got a job where I can go to office in my jeans and tees!



You're calling my name but you gotta make clear! I can't say baby where I'll be in a year!

Monday, May 02, 2005

Jobless no more!

Am I dreaming? For years, I thought I'd struggle to get there. In the end, I did not even sweat.

And I landed a job at the same place where my dad got his first major job.

In about a month from now, it's Adios Delhi for me. I am going to *DRUMROLL*...
... The City of Dreams!

PS: I got a job! WOOHOOHOO!

Sunday, May 01, 2005

I am 52% Asshole/Bitch.
Sort of Assholy or Bitchy!
I am abrasive, some people really hate me, but there may be a group of other tight knit assholes and bitches that I can hang out with and get me. Everybody else? Fuck ?em.