Friday, December 28, 2007


I had almost come to the conclusion that there arent any more kids who enjoy playing with balloons.. building castles on the sand.. playing gilli danda.. or finding enjoyment in tasting cotton candy...

There was a fear growing in me that the kids nowadays have become addicted to computer games and the million video games featuring guns and fighters and have forgotten playing with real people.. But the 10 year old Prithvi (We call him Pipi) proved me completely wrong..

"Bubbles aata naanu aadthini" (I'll also play with bubbles!).. he said..

He's such a darling isnt it? :-)

Wednesday, December 26, 2007


Hum: “Look at that Beautiful purple sari! It will look so good on me. Isn’t it?”

Tum: “Do you really need another sari? You hardly use the ones you already have.”

Hum: “Come on, my friends have seen all the saris I have. I really need a wardrobe update, honey.”

Tum: “If you buy the sari, you’ll be tempted to buy that “Beautiful” Jewellery set that matches it. And the next occasion to wear a sari is Sankranthi, that’s a long way away.”

Hum: “Cha, occasion is what we create! I can throw a party and invite all our girl friends and tell them to dress up. Everybody will be so happy!”

Tum: “Aren’t u getting late? We were supposed to go to your parent’s house as well...”

Hum: “Ya ya..! But just look at the sari... I can get a matching blouse done for it... Something which has bead work and a deep neck at the back...”

Tum: “He he..! Deep neck?? I can see your parent’s reaction right in front of my eyes now.. They have a problem with even slightly short shirts.. Talk about a deep neck!!”

Hum: “Why do you bother about what my parents will think?!! I won’t wear it when I meet them... ;-)”

Tum: “Be practical. Do you really want to spend your hard-earned money for a sari and jewellery that will sleep in your cupboard until the next wedding in the family?”

Hum: “Oh, how can we walk out empty-handed now that we’re here? That would be quite embarrassing.”

Tum: “You should never have come. Think about it, there are so many people who can’t afford even a meal...”

Hum: “Now, there’s no need to get so philosophical about clothes and jewellery. What’s wrong with wanting pretty things?”

Tum: “OK, I’ve told what I have to... You decide, but before you make a final decision, tell me … do you think you’ll make a greater impression on me when you’re dressed in an awesome sari and heavy jewellery or when you’re wearing absolutely nothing but a simple and cute smile?” :-)

**Hum just melts...!**

Hum: Aren’t we getting late? We have to go meet mom n dad as well...

Tum: What about your Sari and Jewellery?

Hum: What sari?? :-))

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Lets make a difference!

Came accross this wonderful page and thought i must share it..

Lets do our bit to make this world a better place to live in.. :-)

Monday, December 17, 2007

Age Does matter! ;-)

Hum: Hey, Its my birthday tomorrow.. what gift have you planned to give me?

Tum: Aha.. Thats nice.. but i give gifts only to young girls.. not to the ones who are as old as twenty five!

Hum: Huh! Twenty five??? Thats not true.. Its Twenty four..!

Tum: No.. I can Prove it..

Hum: how? go ahead..

Tum: ok.. Take the case of a baby, Twelve months after it is born, it is one year old on its first birthday, right?

Hum: **Thinks Cautiously** Yeah, correct!

Tum: So, On your ninth birthday you are nine years old, and so on and so forth..

Hum: **Counts on fingers of both hands** ok.. thats right!

Tum: So on your Twenty-Fifth birthday, you will be Twenty-Five!

Hum: Wait..! Surely the baby is born on its first birthday? so, twelve months after birth it would be her second birthday and she would be one year old.. **Feeling quite pleased with the answer**

Tum: Doesnt make sense.. It cant be your Twenty-fifth birthday and you still remaining twenty-four! That Proves, your actual age is Twenty-five and you are OLD!!! So, you are not eligible for a gift from me!! ;-)

Hum: ???!!!

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Opposites Attract!

Hum : I Just loved the film.. It was so cute.. what say?

Tum : You know what? There are certain things i don't think I'll ever understand..There was absolutely no logic in the film.. a guy, a girl falling in love with each other, running around trees wearing the wierdest clothes possible,everything going topsy turvy and finally they lived happily ever after.. How can u tolerate such films?

Hum : Dairy milk?

Tum : I'll take 'Fruit and Nut'

Hum : OK, Shall i prepare coffee for us?

Tum : No. Tea

Hum : Can we go for a long walk?

Tum : Can we watch Cricket on TV?

Hum : We are so different.. Such opposites.. Completely.. How do u think things would work out for us?

Tum : Have you heard of the phrase 'Opposites attract'? We are like that.. Whoever said that people who think differently don't gel well should see us.. Its the feeling that we have for each other that counts..
Whats the fun if i agree to everything you say.. Life would become so boring.. Where would the variety and spice come into our life then?
If we agreed on everything then how will we argue or fight? How will you feel jealous?
How will i patafy you and how will i get to see that shining smile?

Hum : True.. Its the differences that we have that makes our life so exciting.. That's what we are made of and that's what i totally cherish and love you for.. If it weren't for that then may be i would've never fallen so crazily in love with you.. :-)

**They smile at each other**

Hum : Hey, i completely forgot.. You know, Shahrukh's movie would've just begun!

Tum : Oh no.....!!


How i wish someone gave me a treat like this one.. he he.. It sure is some BIG monkey business!! :-)

A Doubt!

Starting off a new series..

As i couldn't think of suitable names.. I'm naming the characters 'Hum' and 'Tum'.. Just that 'Hum' would be the girl and 'Tum' the guy! :-)

So here goes..

Hum and Tum meet on world environment day..

Tum : Hey hi!
Hum : Hi.. How are you?
Tum : Fine. Thanks.. By the way, whats with all the Khadi and wooden stuff all over you?
Hum : I'm wearing a Jute salwar and Eco friendly slippers made of wood.. Isn't that great! All my friends admired it and said its lovely!
Tum : hmm.. but i just have a small doubt.. You are wearing wooden slippers na..
Hum : yeah
Tum : So if theres a damage, where would you go? To the cobbler or the carpenter?!! ;-)
Hum : Grrrr!!!

The Bengalooru Slanguage!

If you are dying to learn the latesht Bangalore street slang but do not know how, look no further I say! For here is a compilation of latest slang words in Kanglish for you! :-)

Adjushtu: adjust. Most important word that originates from the nature of all Bangaloreans.
"Solpa adjusht maadi saar."
"Sir one more banana buying means it will adjusht within 10 rupees."

Bombaat : Fantastic, excellent. "Aye hows your car doing?" "Oh bombattagide."

Chindi Chitranna : Lit: Fantastic flavoured rice. Fantastic job.
"En haadidaane.. Chindi chitranna bidu".

Da : Term of address for friends or younger people (borrowed from Tamil). Rude when used in a non affectionate sense or with strangers. Fem: di.
"What da, where all u went yesterday?"

Escapu : General departure. "Naan oota maadbittu escape aagtheeni, don't mind."

Free kotre phenoylu kudithaane : Lit: If its free, he'll even drink phenoyl.
A very economical person.

Goobe : Lit: Owl. Stupid person. "ei goobe, yaar ninge license kottiddu?"

Hengythe myge? : Lit: How does your body feel now? i.e, I'm going to beat you black and blue. "Yenu? Dhuddilvaa? Hengythe myge?"

Will sure add a few more slangs in my coming posts..
Till then, Camaan I say.. Jai kannada! ;-)