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Posted by Sowmya on September 3, 2010

Another tag! But this seems like a nice one 🙂

3 things that scare me
1) The New
2) Lonliness (Emotional not physical)
3) Violence

3 people who make me laugh
1) Scott Adams
2) P G Wodehouse
3) Indian Horror Movies (unintentional hilarity though)

3 things I love
1) Freedom
2) Creativity
3) Spontaneity / Prsesence of mind

3 things I hate
1) Loudness
2) Crassness
3) Pettiness

3 things I don’t understand
1) Mathematics
2) Why is there no ‘Undo’ option in life?
3) Do all people who say ‘it’s not rocket science’ really know everything about rocket science?

3 things on my desk
1) Pen Holder
2) Mobile Phone
3) A daily calender which has a ‘thought’ for each day – some are bang on and others utter trash but all of which make me ponder for a minute each day

3 things I’m doing right now
1) Blogging when I am supposed to be working
2) Waiting for the cabbie to pick me up
3) Planning a fun imaginative hypothetical weekend

3 things I want to do before I die
1) Bungee Jump
2) Pilot a plane
3) Write a book

3 things I can do
1) Recite the alphabets backwards as fast as I can do it the ‘normal’ way
2) Touch my palms on the floor without bending my knees
3) Describe anything, just about anything, so vidly that you can experience the incident -however boring and still feel interested in it

3 things you should listen to
1) Vishnu Sahasranamam in the mornings -great way to begin your day
2) A R Rehman
3)Your parents -atleast I should listen to mine

3 things you should never listen to
1) The  ‘Grrrr’ of the air conditioner in your bedroom
2) Honkings from other motorists…..seriously, what’s the point?
3) Advice from people who have never ‘been there done that’

3 things i’d like to learn
1) Belly dancing
2) Play the violin
3) Marketing -I totally suck at it

3 favorite foods
1) Mom made
2) Hubby made
2) No, the third is not milkmaid (ha ha) Hmm its Pizza, Parathas, Paneer, Pasta (gosh1 Now I have a P-ixation, i mean P Fixation)

3 beverages I drink regularly
1) Water
2) Horlicks
3) Buttermilk

3 childhood TV shows / books
1) Great Robot
2) Yeh Jo Hai Zindagi
3) Wagle ki Duniya

1) Enid Blyton -Secret Seven, Famous Five, Malory Towers
2) Tinkle
3) Chandamama & Gokulam

3 names I go by

1) Chintu
2) Som
3) The third one is not for public consumption

3 things I like about myself
1) Resilience
2) Sense of humor
3) Spurts of brilliance

3 things I don’t like about myself
1) Resilience
2) That my brilliance is still only in spurts and not yet free flowing
3) Willingness to forgive and forget

3 essentials
1) Something to live for
2) Someone to laugh & rant with
3) Someone to blindly trust

3 things I like in the opposite sex
1) Confidence
2) Chivalry
3) Comic….Nah! I was just going for the ‘C’ grade stuff! Its actually ‘D Grade’ -Decisive

3 things that I want to do badly now
1) Run home to mom & dad
2) Have a pizza
3) Go on a vacation

3 careers I am considering right now
1) Author
2) Entrepreneur
3) Librarian

3 places I’d love to go on vacation
1) New Zealand
2) Paris
3) Rome

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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…….

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!

Gila Gila Gila Dil Gila Gila -Aitraaz


Vaada raha pyaar se pyaar ka -Khakhi


Kala Chashma…Dont remember the singer


Zaroorat hai zaroorat hai……Kishore Kumar


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


Yeh Duniya Yeh Mehfil Mere Kaam Ki Nahi


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


Har Kasam se badi hai kasam pyaar ki


Maang ke saath tumhara………..Madhumathi

WHAT IS 2+2?

Chehra hai ya chaand khila hai…………Sagar


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


Mere Mehboob qayamat hogi………..Kishore Kumar


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


Bhootnike……….Singh is King
Eeeeeeks! Nahiiiiiiiiiiiii


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


Kuch tum socho kuch hum soche………Sonu Nigam?


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


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


Deewana hua badal………Kashmir ki Kali


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


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


Woh Lamhe woh raatein…..remixed……

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Tag along

Posted by Sowmya on June 30, 2009

Hi…found an interesting tag after a long time….courtesy this awesome blog.

So here goes –

A – Available?

Mom, Dad & bro… always.

B – Best friend

Hubby dearest…….such a cliche relationship we have…but its the best thing to have happened to me 🙂

C – Cake or Pie?

Hmmmm…tough one….Cake…No pie…..No Cake…….you get it

D – Drink of choice

In the morning -dikashan coffee without sugar, post lunch a boiling hot tea and a vodka sprite in the evening

E – Essential thing used everyday


F – Favourite color

Blue & Red

G – Gummi bears or worms

Neither………some more options please

H – Hometown

Mumbai….the one and only

I – Indulgence

Hand bags / purses, clothes, stationery (trust me it is an indulgence when you see my collection)

J – January or February

February……its my birthday! Also the climate is the best that time

K – Kids and names

Not yet……..but I know its going to be a looooooooong typical Iyengar name

L – Life

is strange……..when you yearn for something soooo much and then actually get it, it does not seem so important anymore.

M – Marriage date

November 22

N – Number of siblings

One and only bro……..a fantastic character. Never let him know though

O – Oranges or apples


P – Phobias

None really though I am the cause of many phobias for people around me…hehehe

Q – Quote

Unquote (Am I missing the point here?)

R – Reason to smile

When hubby wakes me up in the morning ….such a rarity nowadays (I have been waking up before him for all of 2 days including today)

S – Season

All of it……..life is fun all year round

T – Tag three people

I tag all the unsuspecting victims who read my blog…(insert evil grin)

U – Unknown fact about me

I blog

V – Vegetable you do not like


W – Worst habit

Never remember social niceties (Is it that bad??? 😦

X – x-rays you have had

None that I can remember

Y – Your favorite food

Anything I dont have to cook…..specially if hubby cooks for me…..Coming to think of it I love his fried maggi & aloo parathas

Z – Zodiac:


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Posted by Sowmya on August 25, 2008

Well, well….you thought tht I am over my tag-phase and back to posting about my life phase? yeah…i am but this is a movie tag so could not resist picking it up! Lights, Camera, Action !
1. Last film I saw in the theater:
Mumbai meri Jaan (to hell with the reviews…….It was about Mumbai, about the time I was in Mumbai. so it just had to be watched. felt like i was back home for those 3 hours. Bliss)
2. Last movie I watched on dvd/vhs:
Shawshank Redemption (I know I know…..too late…but better late than never)
3. Last movie I watched on tv:
Pursuit of Happyness (Gosh! it was emotional or what. Its ages since I bawled over a movie……but Will Smith etching our such a touching potrayal of Chris Gardner was too much to bear.)
4. Last great movie you saw (for the first time, no repeated viewings):
Dark Knight (am currently under the spell of the Joker *dreamy moony look*)
OKie…..Pursuit of Happyness ……..Gosh awesome movie !!!

5. Top three favorite movies of all time:

Damn tough….Of recent memory……..Taare Zameen Par, Dark Knight (there I go again) & Nayakan (not recent memory but thats a movie I totally absolutely loved….Mani Ratnam and Kamal Hassan…like it can get any better)

6. Three comedies I can watch over and over and they still make me laugh:
Well most of Nagesh and Kamal Hassan movies…..I think Tamil comedy is infinitely better than what passes as funny in a Bollywood flick….So lets see… Michael Madan Kama Rajan, Panchatantiram, Singara Velan, so many more 😀
7. Three dramas I can watch over and over without tiring of them:
Drama ? Hmmmmmmmmm will get back on this…Does Ocean’s Eleven qualify as drama?
8. Favorite romantic comedy:
When Harry met Sally, One Fine Day, Pretty Woman, My Best Friend’s Wedding
9. Favorite suspense/horror movie:
 NONE…….Mostly I end up laughing at horror movies *insert evil laugh*
10. Favorite movie musical:
Due to sheer memory loss…..Hum Aapke Hain Kaun…stop stone pelting 😦
11. My three favorite movies when I was a kid:
Jungle Book, Towering Inferno and Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander
12. Three movies I loved when I was a kid that I still love now:
Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander

13. Favorite movie based on a book:
Bridget Jones’ Diary…cos thats probably the only story I have visited on paper & the screen. Planning to catch up on the written ‘Pursuit of Happyness’. Will keep this page updated 🙂

14. Favorite sequel (think hard):
Spiderman III
15. Favorite movie that you know is kind of crappy, but you love it anyway:
Gadar……dont ask me why I just enjoyed Sunny Deol’s dialogues and criticising Amisha Patel a lot!
16. Favorite foreign film:
Right now….Dark Knight, Pursuit of Happyness, Forrest Gump,

17. Best documentary I’ve seen so far:
Nopes…..dont remember any
18. Movie I put on when I’m really depressed:
Romantic Comedies…refer Q8
19. Movie that can make me cry even if I am in the happiest mood:
20. A movie someone recommended to me that I ended up loving and the person who recommended it:
Forrest Gump & Shawshank Redemption, Sri
21. A movie someone recommended to me that I ended up hating and the person who recommended it (but it’s not their fault):
I am usually the recommender and not the recomendeee
22. Movie I recommend for everyone to see and why:
Nayakan……to know how it is to make a great movie and act when its so tempting to overact and be stereotypical
23. Movie I recommended for someone to see and still regret doing so:
Actually I recommended not to see DDLJ to my parents. I kinda hated it the first time round……..they still dont let me forget
24. Biggest movie let down:
25. Biggest movie surprise (you liked it and thought you wouldn’t):
Ocean’s Eleven
26. Top three actors you would watch in anything:
Aamir Khan & Kamal Hassan

27. Top three actresses you would watch in anything:
Julia Roberts & Sridevi
28. Top three directors whose films you would watch no matter what:
Mani Ratnam, Ashutosh Gowariker & Christopher Nolan (Dark Knight hangover again)
29. Most overrated movie (please stick with stuff you’ve seen):
Black (Oops i’ve said it! I’ll be shunned and have no friends)
30. Most overrated actor/actress:
Aishwarya Rai & Abhishek Bachchan

31. Do you have a favorite screenwriter? Who and what is your favorite movie they have written?:
32. Three favorite movie quotes:
“You complete me!”
“Don ko pakadna mushkil hi nahi…namumkin hai” (AB version not SRK)
“Mogambo Khush Hua” (HA HA HA…..insert evil laughter to complete)
33. If you can remember it, worst dialougue in a movie ever:
*Trying hard to jog memory* Actually any Salman Khan emotional scene shoudl do….whadya think?
34. I can repeat every line from this movie verbatim while watching it:
Roja, HAHK, JJWS, Nayakan, Bobby, Maine Pyar Kiya, quite a few more

35. Book you would like to see made into a movie and who you would like to see in it/directing it/etc.:
The Dilbert series with Rahul Bose (How did I come up with this???)

36. Favorite song from a movie:
Mera Jeevan Kora Kagaz……..*weep weep*

37. Favorite use of a song in a movie:
All those times when the hero is planning to surprise attack the villian and the herione / villian’s moll in love with hero is doing an item number. I used to get so excited as a kid to see if the hero came before the song ended but alas, he never did.

38. A musical artist you now love that you discovered by watching a movie and said movie:
None tht I can think of

39. Best dialogue in a movie ever:
Then what was Q32 all about dude??

40. Movie that you feel compelled to watch when you pass it flipping through channels:
With the current channel boom & viewer bore happenin….none
41. A movie that you really related with in high school (like the maker was your kindred spirit/ these characters were your long-lost best friend): 
Did not watch too many movies in high school…….all Enid Blyton characters were so my kindred spirits
42. Movie you loved when you were a teenager and thought you would always love, but does not hold the same place in your heart:
Refer previous answer

43. I was completely into __(name of movie)__ when it came out, I even thought about a t-shirt or action figures, but now I don’t know what I was thinking.
No movie did that to me

44. I want to be _(this movie character)_ when I grow up:
Any action heroine
45. Best movie character:
Forrest Gump…….Tom Hanks was cho chweeeeeeet. Pursuit of Happyness…..Will Smith (Why did you guys not give him that Oscar??)
46. Movie I could live in happily:
Any heroine centric movie where she is career oreinted but still manages to make family love her, friends confide in her and dream man love her cos she has the time for them alllllllllll
47. Movie character soulmate (if only he or she was real and then you could live happily ever after):
Rishi Kapoor’s character in Chandni……..I wanted to marry someone like that who was just totally absolutely crazy about me…….roses from helicopters, my posters in his bedroom, the works

48. Deserted island movie (I know, why would you have a dvd player on a deserted island? just go with it):
Comedies …..bring them on

49. Famous movie everyone’s seen that I haven’t:
Oh lots! Pick any Oscar winner………I have’nt seen almost 80% of Oscar winning movies
50. Movie I never want to see remade:
Sholay was on that list……..But where does Mr.RGV listen to me. Now its Amar, Akbar, Anthony…….Please Mr.Khans spare our souls as also Karz….That was one of Mr.Rishi Kapoor’s bestest movies, how can you do this to us Himessh bhai???
51. Movie that inspires me:
When I was much younger and watched whatever movie I got to watch since theatres were out of bounds I used to love those woman police officer movies…….heroine fighting against all odds, hero and villian and emerging victorious……Tejaswini types (tht one with Vijayashanti and Amrish Puri?!)
52. Three pieces of movie memorabilia I own:
No way! Not my style at all
53. A movie I saw and asked for my money back:
Lots……Jo Bole So Nihaal, Neal n Nikki, Bas Itna Sa Khwaab Hai (Oh wait…tht one I got free tickets, so forgiven Mr. Bachchan)
54. Best movie watching experience in a theater (crowd rocked):
Liar Liar……that was because it was our last of exams and coincidently the entire college landed up at the same theatre to watch the same show……so everyone knew everyone and it felt like we were in college during the fest or something…..rocking!

55. Worst movie watching experience in a theater (crowd sucked):
Once we were early for our train back to Mumbai from Goa and had like 5 hours to kill. A movie was the most obvious choice to my movie maniac family. So we went to this really seedy theatre and watched a B-grade flick……one with Sanjay Dutt, Jackie Shroff, Raveen Tandon & Shilpa Shetty, that one with ‘aila re ladki mast mast’ song…….the crowd was predictably EW
56. First movie I remember seeing in the theater:
Naam, i think. Sanjay Dutt’s tears over the Pankaj Udas song moooooved me then. (Ok the actual answer is Ram Teri Ganga Maili…but am I supossed to watch / remember such chilhood movies??????) 
57. People I love to watch movies with:
J – my movie partner cos she and me and go on talking and talking and still watch the movie and understand it all…..Though I remember we started to watch Raincoat (yeah, Mr.Devgan’s) and did’nt understand it anyways, so abandoned!
58. Fondest movie memory (home):
there was this time when I was in Chennai for summer hols and accidently settled for a wierdo movie with mum, mama & mami…….the movie was crap but we had a rolicking time at the unintended hilarity of it !
59. Fondest movie memory (theater):
Hmmm 9 months (Hugh Grant) & Border (Sunny Deol, Akshaye Khanna)…..wont believe this but P, (a very close friend then who I lost touch with now) and me were laughing through the movie…..dont ask why…even we dont know 🙂
60. If there was a movie that I can say might have changed my life, it was this one:
Nothing so dramatic……..but for the past 3 days, since I watched Pursuit of happyness, I have started thinking a weeee bit more positively…….Anything is possible people! Just do it

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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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