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Auto drivers in Chennai heave a sigh of relief

Posted by Sowmya:) on July 21, 2009

   Auto drivers in Chennai are euphoric on hearing the big news. They are not able to believe their luck, say eye-witnesses. Their joy was palpable and there for all to see. Huge celebrations are being planned to celebrate the grand occasion. According to sources familiar with the agenda, the celebrations will start with breaking of a hundred and eight coconuts at the Santhana Srinivasa Temple at Mogappair. Mr. Palaniappan, President of the Auto Otara Manidha Sangam, confirmed this. “Yes, we have a lot to thank God for. I never thought I will live to see this day. Now I will not stop my son from joining my profession.

After the traditional beginning to the evening’s function, the auto drivers will proceed to the Anna Tower for a session of hooch followed by dinner. “I will not stop him today”, says Karuthamma Selva, whose husband drives an auto on the Mogappair to Nungambakkam route. “He deserves to celebrate today after all that he has gone through in the past one and half years.”

The chief guest of the evening will be Mr. Sri to whom we owe a lot”, says Mr. Arivuarasan, Secretary of the Auto Otara Manidha Sangam. “If not for him, God knows how much more we would have had to go through. Agrees Mr. Kupusamy who has been a regular victim of ‘You-know-who’ (as she is known in the Chennai auto circles). “I used to have nightmares and wake up screaming. Now I can have a restful night of sleep. May Sri saar live a long, happy and healthy life. We have decided to reduce our fares by 20% for a week. Now we don’t have to worry about anything”. His voice reduces to a whisper when he says, “Since ‘You-know-who’ now has a car, she will not harass us any longer. Long live Hyundai! Long live Sri saar!

It is indeed a joyous occassion for these men in black and yellow. And Chennai is back to being a peaceful and tranquil city it once was.

STOP PRESS: In a probably related incident, there is a sharp increase in the number of insurance policyholders. For more news watch this space.

 

 

Okie guys n gals, if you still did not get it the deal is that I bought my first car. Yippee !!!  Its an i10. My very own, bought with my hard earned money. Wish I could hug it everyday to sleep 🙂

 

 

 

 

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Hitchhiker’s Guide to Arranged Marriages -Part 2

Posted by Sowmya:) on July 16, 2009

Hope all you guys could digest Part 1 well and I am stretching imagination to the limits when I say all of you are more than eagerly waiting for part deux.

Me thinks that before I reach the ‘boy meets girl’ stage I should elucidate the types of guys you usually meet (rather I met). This obviously can’t be an exhaustive list but covers the usual suspects –

Maun vrat Muni -The true believers of ‘Silence is golden’. It took all my energy, effort and patience to get a 2 sentence worth from them. Any question was met with a single word answer followed by “u?” Something like –

Me: So what do you do? (lame question, but what else does one say?)

He: I work in blah company as blah. U?

Me: I am an investment banker working in blah company. I did my schooling and college in Mumbai as also my CA.

pauseeeeeeeeeeeeee

Me: So what is your work profile

He: Blah. U?

Me: Blah blah blah blah blah blah(pause for breath) blah blah…….

pauseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

Such encounters ended with me trying to tear my hair out

Motor Mouth -Talk of opposites!! These guys, a rare breed i agree, ask a question and answer it themselves. And you are enriched with knowledge about them, their families, neighbours, friends, colleagues, state of this country, next rainfall, sensex movements, bollywood gossip,….in effect everything. Something like –

He: So what do you do? I work in XYZ company as ABC. During weekends I watch movies, catch up on some reading and meet my friends. Last week we saw this movie -it was so bad. I have decided never to watch movies with that actor ever again. Btw did you know he is going around with this actress. They have a flat in Andheri. Must have made lot of money to buy flats in Andheri. The real estate prices are shooting up like crazy. My cousin bought a house in Chembur for $$$ last year. This year my neighbour bought it for the same amount in Vashi. They shifted yesterday and we are having new neighbours tomorrow. Actually they were supposed to shift today but had to postpone because of the rains. That reminds me, what was your 26/7 experience? You know what happened with me?…………… 

Me: (Thank God! I chose the seat facing the TV)

Floodgate -When I started this post I swore I will not reveal any regional biases that I strongly possess. So I shall keep that word and continue. The rest is upto your imagination and understanding 😉 Quite a few of the guys I met were totally smitten. NO! Not by me. Not at all that. But by the general female population. Any lady and they would drool. It was quite embarrassing to handle that. If you like a guy drooling over you all the time, go ahead. But I could not. I ran like….like I have never run before. (And I have never run before)

Ice Ice Baby -Talking of opposites, I also found quite a few who thought they were the Almighty’s gift to womankind….like they are doing me a big favour by sitting at the same table. Well, well. Keep those thoughts and go home dude! Something like –

He: Actually I am not in much favour of this whole arranged marriage stuff, you know. Its like…like….crazy man. I mean how do people do that kind of thing.

Me: (Grrr… go home and stuff yourself dude) hmm followed by plastered smile

Medieval Man – Actually most guys are medieval….even those who think they are ‘modern’. But as far as they make an effort….I forgive them. I am quite benevolent that way 🙂 But some take the cake. Sample this –

He: I will let you do whatever you want.

Me: (And please introduce yourself Mr. God Almighty)  Oh !

He: As far as you take care of my parents and do everything for them, you can do anything you want.

Me: (Ah! What untold freedom. I am speechless) Hmmm

Yeah! I tell you they were fun.

Ideal Man -Most welcome to my humble abode to meet him 😀

I’ll conclude in Part 3. Keep watching this space!!!

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Woh Lamhe Woh Raatein Remixed

Posted by Sowmya:) on July 5, 2009

Oh well, I have gone on the tag mode again….but bear with me while my magnum opus part 2 is getting done and have fun with this tag I picked up from one of the many blogs I read…….

Rules:
1. Put the MP3 player on shuffle
2. For each question, press the next button to get the answer.
3. Must write the name of the song no matter what. No cheating!

IF SOMEONE SAYS “IS THIS OKAY?” YOU SAY?
Gila Gila Gila Dil Gila Gila -Aitraaz

WHAT WOULD BEST DESCRIBE YOUR PERSONALITY?

Vaada raha pyaar se pyaar ka -Khakhi
SO TRUE!!!

WHAT DO YOU LIKE IN A GUY/GIRL?

Kala Chashma…Dont remember the singer
BUT I DO HAVE AN EYE OUT FOR THE SUNGLASSES THO

HOW DO YOU FEEL TODAY?

Zaroorat hai zaroorat hai……Kishore Kumar

WHAT IS YOUR LIFE’S PURPOSE?

Dushman na kare dost ne woh kaam kiya hai ……….Aakhir Kyon
SERIOUSLY WHY????

WHAT IS YOUR MOTTO?

Yeh Duniya Yeh Mehfil Mere Kaam Ki Nahi
YEAH! I AM OFF TO THE HIMALAYAS

WHAT DO YOUR FRIENDS THINK OF YOU?

Bawre Bawre Bawre………Luck by Chance
WTF Who thinks so??

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR PARENTS?

Har Kasam se badi hai kasam pyaar ki
YoHOOO….

WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT VERY OFTEN?

Maang ke saath tumhara………..Madhumathi

WHAT IS 2+2?

Chehra hai ya chaand khila hai…………Sagar

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR BEST FRIEND?

Kabhi Kabhi mere dil mein……….Mukesh
Yess! Shuffle works very well I must say

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE PERSON YOU LIKE?

Mere Mehboob qayamat hogi………..Kishore Kumar
HEHEHE 😉

WHAT IS YOUR LIFE STORY?

Jeevan ke har mod par………Some Amitabh movie me thinks
SO APT

WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN
YOU GROW UP?

Bhootnike……….Singh is King
Eeeeeeks! Nahiiiiiiiiiiiii

WHAT DO YOU THINK WHEN YOU SEE THE PERSON YOU LIKE?

Yeh raat bheegi bheegi…………Chori Chori
SO Romantic

WHAT DO YOUR PARENTS THINK OF YOU?

Kuch tum socho kuch hum soche………Sonu Nigam?
THEY ARE STILL THINKING 😉

WHAT WILL YOU DANCE TO AT YOUR WEDDING?

Aankhon mein teri…………Om Shanti Om
Oh yess

WHAT WILL THEY PLAY AT YOUR FUNERAL?

Yeh Zindagi bhi kya kya humko dikhati hai…….Luck by chance
Thats a cool song for my funeral

WHAT IS YOUR HOBBY/INTEREST?

Deewana hua badal………Kashmir ki Kali
NO COMMENTS

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST SECRET?

Jaane do na……….Cheeni Kum
I did not doctor that one 😀

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR FRIENDS?

Socha tha kya ho gaya……….Anmol Ghadi
They should so read this

WHAT SHOULD YOU POST THIS AS?

Woh Lamhe woh raatein…..remixed……

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