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Breaking news of last week

Posted by Sowmya on July 31, 2008

last week I checked out ‘kyunki saas bhi kabhi bahu thi’ after a long time…..

The way I watch the serials is one at a time for a week…this way i know the story since my last viewing (which is atleast 6 months old) and perfectly understand the current developments ……I also watch the special episodes i.e. one with someone dying / getting to know the truth about someone else / rebirth / plastic surgery / etc which are well advertised in newsprint a week before……thus i manage to knowledgably discuss these with colleagues, friends and relatives without having to go through the agony of the title song on a daily basis…Smart eh?

So last week was the week for KSBKBT………one of my favorites actually…Hiten Tejwani is cute na? Thats the principle reason for my watching any program….a good looking dude…irrespective of whether its a movie / serial / reality show / whatever else there is. beauty may be skin deep but thats all I get to see on screen…so, fair enough! Now to last week’s breaking news – regulars would know that the character of Karan was a victim of a gunshot on account of a scuffle between his 2 mothers. So whats the breaking news??

Well, did you realise that actually -Karan got shot, his mothers cried and fought over him, Mandira gives the address of his kid, Karan is hospitalized and comes to ‘hosh’ ……all in…..hold your breath…….ONE EPISODE ! Gah! For a second I thought I was watching the 6 month recap episode. the normal structure of this would be –

Week 1 -Mothers (Tulsi & Mandira) argue….rake up 50 years of history

Week 2 -Tulsi pulls out a gun and takes aim at Mandira….Mandira scared

Week 3 -Karan searches for his mother (Tulsi) & asks all the relatives

Week 4 -He sees them arguing with each other

Week 5 -Tulsi & Mandira have a scuffle and a shot is fired

Week 6 -The bullet travels from the gun towards Karan….hi-funda graphics used 🙂

Week 7 -Karan watches the bullet comin in his direction but does not move even 1mm and he is shot!

Week 8 -2 moms fight…rake up 50 yr history…every1 else runs in shocked…close-up shots of all present individually…

Week 9 -They call for an ambulance, it arrives and Karan is taken to the hospital (fast paced episode, eh?) background score jarring

Week 10 -All Gods are harrased with various versions of ‘Maine aaj tak tum se kuch nahi maanga in past 3 episodes mein…aaj maangthi hoon’ background score jarring

Week 11 -Red light switched off in OT, Doctor comes out, wipes his glasses and looks at all relatives (whose shooting schedules matched) present….Tight close up of each relative and then the doctor, nurse and the Lord, background score jarring

Week 12 -Makes the joyous announcement….karan ko hosh aa gaya. Yipeeeeeeeee

Life is getting very fast paced…….We are living in the jet-age afterall 😉

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This blog……….

Posted by Sowmya on July 29, 2008

I hv been trying to come up with an appropriate theme for my blog. ‘Appropriate is to be read as -someting unique, something i know about, something i love to do….getting the drift? Ok, things I love include-

Surfing the internet, Watching movies, reading books, travelling & now bloggin

Surfing the internet -I can put posts after posts on interesting websites, useful info, etc. but frankly I would not read this myself….so cross it out

Movies – everyone reviews the latest releases which would put my blog as a run-of-the-mill kind……..so cross again

Books -well…again there r scores of reviewers…and I realise I am not a review person. I do read them once in a way but when it comes to givin my opinion I am too stingy/embarassed…..so cross

Travel -though i love to travel there is extremely limited travellin i am into rite now..what will i write?? So there goes another one

Ab kya karen??? No recipie blog this can be…..tht Sri is still hale & hearty is on account of our combined ‘pichle janam ka punya’. Neither a politics centric one. though I am extremely interested in the country’s progress and fully aware that politics is the reason it has not progressed, I dont want to write a blog on vote-for-cash and secularism and aam admi. I’d leave those to jurno bloggers.

OK, so now I hv told you guys what this blog is not…….gimme ideas as to what this shud be?

How about an agony aunt column? I can pick problems from random sites/ magazines and give creative solutions for them. or you guys can post any relationship issues and i can solve them too. not the usual crappy ‘talk to him/her, communicate ur feelings’ stuff but feel good ones like ‘kick him if he does not listen’ or ‘throw a glass of water on his head’…On the days I dont find interesting enuf problems I’ll make up few of my own….now thts an interesting thought 🙂

or maybe i could write about my dreams -I was always told they are extraordinary, entertaining and in vivid detail……wud u be interested?

I had this thought for sometime now…a history blog…what say? maybe there are others but this is something I love…..I could pick out events tht happened this day for the past 100 years, or write about some important but not so hyped historical characters….what say?

Or may be I can continue this way….rambling on and on about nothin…or picking tags from various blogs……ideas hurry!!!!!!!

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Tag time again !

Posted by Sowmya on July 29, 2008

Describe your perfect Sunday morning? This question proves you dont read my blog…..check this out

Favorite song of all time? Tooooo many -Mera Jevan Kora Kagaz, Silsila, Have you really loved a woman, and lotsa more

How tall are you? 5’4 and thts TALL. period

If you could be successful at any job in the world, what would that job be? Dancer -yeah, its not a job and all but thts the profession / vocation i would choose. Or maybe an author 🙂

If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be? Mumbai ….again. God!

If you could be someone else for a day,who would it be? Hmmm…maybe my boss & gimme a promotion and tht raise and top it with some bonus. What an idea!

If you have friends coming for supper what would you cook? My friends know better…..we meet at a restuarant

If you were an animal in the wild, what would you be? Leopard / White tiger

If you could time travel to the past to correct any mistakes you feel you’ve made, would you? yeah! sure….may I?????????

Do you believe that the cup is half empty or half full? i believe its twice as much as it needs to be !

Are you an outdoor or an indoor person? Outdoor totally

Where do you see yourself in five years? Somewhere up on the ladder of success

How do you feel? Considering its lunch hour…….hungry

What size shoe do you wear? the biggest thts available

Water or 100% Juice? depends on the time

T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular, Cingular/AT&T, or Sprint/Nextel? Nah! Vodafone

Would you rather be hot or cold? Cold

Would you rather lose an arm or a leg? Thanks but no thanks

Favorite place to eat? Anywhere with a nice ambience, fresh hot pippin food and great company

Opera, Musical, Concert, Play, Performance, or Other? Never seen an opera……so there

Most Memorable Past? School

Most embarrassing moment? No way am I gonna spill

If you had to pick one car, which would it be? Merc S class

Your favorite Disney Films?  Quite a few of them……….

Why did the chicken cross the road? to prove that it was not chicken to avoid crossing the road

Do you support Paris? in what??

Favorite element? tht of surprise

What was your last thought? why am I wasting time writing such tags when I am definetely capable of better blogs

Firefox, Internet Explorer, Netscape, or other? Right now IE but love them all

Juice and crackers or milk and cookies? Juice and cookies

Which is worse? A bad laugh or a bad cough? laugh I guess….

Are you a cat or a dog person? neither…I can do with lesser animals in my life

Would you rather be blind or deaf? Yet again…….Thanks but no thanks

Define yourself in 3 words… I am unbelievable

Do you eat cold cereal at night? No

What is your favorite TV show? none rite now……more into movies

Do you shower every single day? like why is this a question??

Boat or bus? Boat

What would you do if Michael Jackson asked you out? Something similar…ask him to get out

What is your favorite food? Italian, Chinese (the Indianized version tht is….just so tht we understand)

Do you read harry potter books? Finished with tht lot!

If you could have one super human power what would you choose? Being invisible as and when it pleases me

Have you had a beer in the last week? WAAAAAAAAAAH no

Vitamin Water or Gatorade? Gatorade

Favorite body part? whose?

Flip flops or sandals? Flip flops

What do you do on Fridays? wait for saturday 🙂

Do you like bananas? Yummmmmm





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Tag Gag

Posted by Sowmya on July 28, 2008

Got another one….maybe this could be the elusive theme for my blog…colating tags from all over….Bah! Anyways, here goes another – (Gosh! I must be the height of ‘vela’ness)

Last movie u saw in a theater? Dark Knight -awesome movie. Must watch!


What book are u reading? Barbarians at the Gate


Favorite board game? Life


Favorite magazine?Business India


Favorite smells? My perfumes


Favorite sounds? Tring tring


Worst feeling in the world?Regret


What is the first thing you think of when u wake?Cant I sleep for another 5 minutes???


Favorite fast food place?Pizaa Hut


Finish this statement—’if i had a lot of money i’d’enjoy it


Do you drive fast? Nah!


Do u sleep with a stuffed animal?Nope


Storms–cool or scary?cool, if at home & scary, if stuck somewhere


What was your first car?Hyundai Santro


Favorite drink?Orange Juice


Finish this statement-if i had the time i would…Read more, dance, travel


Do you eat the stems on broccoli? No


If you could dye your hair any other color, what would be your choice?Hmmm…red,perhaps


Name all the different cities/towns u have lived in?Mumbai,Gurgaon & Chennai


Favorite sports to watch? Cricket & tennis


Whats under your bed? A huge carton full of Sri’s docs


Would u like to be born as yourself again?? Yup


Morning person or night owl? Neither, I love my sleep


Over easy or sunny side up?depends


Favorite place to relax? waterside, with a book


Favorite pie? Apple


Favorite ice cream flavor? Anything with nuts


What are five things on my to-do list for today (non-work related)? pick up the dryclean, buy vegetables, read barbarians…., call friends & curl the milk for curds


What are five snacks I enjoy? Pattis, Bhajiya, Chaat, Vada pav & Dabeli


What things would I do if I were a billionaire? the usual…buy few houses, an aircraft, invest to make another billion and garner publicity



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Celeb Blogs

Posted by Sowmya on July 28, 2008

This is something I do for pure unadultarated entertainment -read Bollywood celeb blogs. I agree that it gives them a direct contact mechanism with their fan base. That is good….there is no fear of ‘misquotes’ and topics which a celeb does not want to address can remain that way. But most blogs I read are so full of themselves….what they do, which movie, how was shooting that day, why their movie is good inspite of contrary reports from the box-office, etc etc. In the midst of all these came one, to put it in Bollywood lingo, different blog. It was from none other than Mr.Karan Johar.

I recently got a chance to read it. I presume he has just begun but all his 4 posts were refreshingly honest or in his own words -a little less dishonest honest. Be it the ‘art of convinient alzheimer’s’ or ‘misunderstood cinema’ or the disease of delusion and even his secret happiness of the flop of Saawariya, Karan Johar has called a spade a spade. Bravo! Nice to know that Bollywood rulers are also human afterall. Take a bow, Mr.Johar. 🙂

But do you really have to signoff as ‘love & koffee’??????????????????

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