12 Jul 2009

The Epic 'Untagging' Post - I

Irrelevant to this post, this image talks about my rising popularity. Men will be men, you see!

Jul 7, 2009; 04:45 a.m.

Finally, I decided to untag myself of all the tags that have accumulated since last 10 days or so. There are four in all but I'll be posting them all together; once they are done, in a day, in a couple of days, in a week or in a month, I have no idea! So I'll be applying a time stamp to each of them.
[Update (Jul 11, 2009) : I ended up posting only three in this post]

I hope they help you to know me better, i.e. if you decide to waste your time reading them ;)

Jul 7, 2009; 05:00 a.m.


This first one, rather the latest one is from Subhayan "Wrahool" Mukerjee, who tagged me on Jul 5, 2009.

1. How tall are you barefoot?
Just above 5'11''

2. Have you ever smoked before?
Tried half a dozen times just for fun sake.. Coughed at the very first puff every time :)

3. Do you own a gun?
Not a gun, but a pen. As they say, "A pen is mightier than the gun."

4. If you had a mental disorder, what would it be?
Blogging is one, I believe!

5. How many letters are in your crush's name?
No crush these days. Or maybe, if you consider Deepika Padukone, then the answer is 7. But she's not a serious one, like Kareena was till she chose Saifu over my cousin Shahid. Let it be, no crush these days only.

6. What's your favourite silly song?
My self written song - I wrote it when I was a kid, imagining Govinda and Karishma(she was not Kari's'ma back then) dancing on it- It went like
छोडूं ना, छोडूं ना,
मैं तेरा पीछा छोडूं ना
मैं तेरा राजा, तू मेरी रानी,
आजा बनाएं इक प्रेम कहानी
It would have been fun, if I could tell you the tune too:)

7. What do you prefer to drink in the morning?
Juice, i.e. if I wake up in the morning, which is rare.

8. What was the first thing you thought of when you woke up?
Tarak Mehta ka Ooltah Chashmah Time! (Now that was at half past eight after a nap in the evening and TMKOC on Sab TV is on my must watch list.)

9. What is your secret weapon to lure in the opposite sex?
I wish I knew it for myself :(

10. Do you own a knife?
No, we employ our finger nails for cutting vegetables and stuff at home.

11. Name the last thing you have bought today.
Its been just 5 hours since the day started and I do not visit the market that late or should I say that early?

12. Name five drinks you regularly drink.
Water; Orange Juice, Guava Juice, Pomegranate Juice, Mixed Fruit Juice, Litchi Juice, in short any Real juice. Now, if you are waiting for Milk, Tea or Coffee, then I'll have to say that I don't drink them regularly. However when I drink milk, I prefer Cold Coffee. And yeah I drink soft-drinks only occasionally.

13. What time did you wake up today?
I haven't slept as yet! As for yesterday, it was half past one in the afternoon. Hopefully, I will beat it today;)

14. What song do you want played at your funeral?
I'll prefer none.

15. What song did you last hear?
Just went downstairs to watch T.V. Wasted some time watching a useless movie 'Iqrar by Chance' on Zee Premiere. Heard two forgetable songs in the process.

16. Favourite place to be?
Alone in my room.

17. Least favourite place to be?
Out under the summer sun.

18. Do you own slippers?
I neither walk barefoot at home, nor in shoes, nor in Gandhi chappals. In short, I do own slippers!

19. Where do you think you'll be in 10 yrs?
I have stopped thinking about that.

20. Do you burn or tan?
C'mon I am not a firangi.

21. Yellow and blue?
Sun and Sky

22. What songs do you sing in the shower?
Multitude of Songs!

23. What did you fear was going to get you at night as a child?
A Ghost from the nearby cemetry. Chandigarh's oldest cemetry is situated less than a minute flying distance, i.e. if the spirits fly at a rate of about 60 kmph.

24. What's in your pockets right now?
Handkerchief on which I just unloaded. Want to see it?

25. Last thing that made you laugh?
I think some scene from Tarak Mehta ka Ooltah Chashmah.

26. Best bed sheets you had as a child?
I didn't care!

27. Worst injury you've ever had?
Stung by swarm of bees back in kindergarten.

28. Do you wish on stars?
No, I wish on superstars!

29. What were you doing 1 AM last night??
Wasting my time as I am doing right now.

30. Name 3 thoughts at this exact moment.
1 thought, 2 thought, 3 thought!

Cousin Shahid? You are still stuck at that answer, right? Well let me explain.
Shahid Kapoor's ex-step father; with whom his mother got married when Shahid was a kid and hence Shahid lived with them since childhood till he moved out and later his mother again got divorced; happens to be the son of my mother's sister's husband's mother's sister. So you see, Shahid is my cousin;)

Jul 8, 2009; 08:15 p.m.


Now coming to the second one, The 15 Books Tag. It was indeed the first tag I ever received. It is from Shilpa Garg from Jammu, who tagged me on Jun 26, 2009.

[Update (Jul 11, 2009) Shilpa has graciously included me among her bunch of F.B.'s, an abbreviation for Fellow Bloggers or as she puts it, Friends from the Blogosphere. Thanks a lot, Shilpaji.]

As an extra bit of information, Jammu is like a home away from home for me, being my maternal home-town. One thing I love about being in Jammu is hopping from one home to another; having so many uncles, aunts and cousins staying there in close vicinity. However, the thing I hate about the city is the long power-cuts which used to make my childhood summer vacations a hellish experience at times. Now, its been around three years since I visited but will be making a trip soon, hopefully.

Now coming back to the tag, the rules are;
"Don't take too long to think about it. Fifteen books you've read that will always stick with you. First fifteen you can recall in no more than 15 minutes. Tag up to 15 friends, including me because I'm interested in seeing what books my friends choose."
Here I go:
  1. My Life - Bill Clinton (My favourite Non-Fiction)
  2. Long Walk to Freedom - Nelson Madela
  3. Unfinished Revolution - Ajit Bhattacharjea (Biography of J.P., a great socialist.)
  4. Angels and Demons - Dan Brown (My Favourite Fiction)
  5. Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
  6. Indira Gandhi - Pupul Jayakar
  7. The Insider - P.V. Narsimha Rao
  8. The Children of Cherry Tree Farm - Enid Blyton (My favourite Childhood Novel)
  9. The Children of Willow Farm - Enid Blyton (Second in the series)
  10. More Adventures on Willow Farm - Enid Blyton (Third in the Series)
  11. Kalam Effect - P.M. Nair (A.P.J. Abdul Kalam's days as the President.)
  12. My Bleeding Punjab - Khushwant Singh
  13. Digital Fortress - Dan Brown
  14. Five Point Someone - Chetan Bhagat
  15. Deception Point - Dan Brown
I jotted down the books randomly as they occurred to me. I might have failed to include some which I like more than some mentioned here. Moreover, I failed to mention the numerous Hardy Boys and abridged English Classics, I read in my childhood.
Read my post In the World of Words to know more about my love for books and a brief review of all the non-fiction books I possess (six of them have been mentioned in this list).

Jul 11, 2009; 11:30 p.m.


Now this happens to be the latest one, My Wishlist Tag, not one of the original 4 with which I started off this post four days ago. Since then, I've been tagged twice; luckily, one of them being the same as a pending one, hence, an effort-saver. This one is from Shilpa again and she tagged me just about 6 hours ago. The rules are;
So what you need to do is….Show us something you want, but would never spend the money to buy.
An easy one indeed. Of course, I want an intelligent, educated, beautiful and loving wife and I'll never spend money to buy her. I am quite unmaterialistic you see; so don't have cars, bikes, mansions, freaky gadgets or world-tours on my wish-list.
Now coming back to my wish, the next line is specially meant to impress my feminist readers; 'Women are not a commodity that can be bought or sold in the market.'
And now to impress my anti-feminist readers, I'll add; 'In the Indian society, its the men who have been reduced to a commodity, sold to the highest bidder.'
Anyways social jokes apart, if anything I'll spend to 'buy' such a prospective wife, then that will be my love and not money. So mushy mushy, right? As I am getting quite filmy now; I should end this tag here.
But before that, let me clarify, that unmaterialistic stuff was just for fun sake. In case you want to send any gifts, do not hesitate; you are most welcome.

Jul 11 , 2009; 11:45 p.m.

As I try to untag myself further, I have decided to post the three completed ones first. The other two (three pending with two of them being common) will be posted soon. After all why should I miss such an opportunity to increase my post count. Moreover, with two separate posts, there is a possibility of someone reading atleast one ;)

As for tagging further, I tag all those in my blog's followers list who end up reading this post because I believe these tags have been revolving within our bunch of F.B.'s for long now. So, if you haven't been tagged by any other mutual F.B. then consider yourself tagged by me.
For those who are not following me, start following and then get tagged;)
You can take up any one of the tag and do leave the link to your post once you publish it, in my comments' section.

Image Courtesy:
From Personal Collection created on http://www.photofunia.com/ (edited)


pawan said...

Lol!. I fell of the chair for tag 1 and it was hilarious!.
Looks like Govinda and Karishma have mised out a gem of a duet, poor you!

And the answer for the 'Do u own knives" was equally excellent!

Good way to get rid of multiple tags!

Ill keep visiting!


Vipul Grover said...

yeah thts true.. chichi nd lolo misd out on a chartbuster which cud hav been a bigger hit than
'aa aa ii uu uu uu.. mera dil na todo' or
'tujhe mirchi lagi to mai kya karu' or
'sarkay leyo takiya, jada lage' or 'meri pant bhi sexy, ye rumal bhi sexy'
nd so on nd on!

nd yeah buddy welcum 2 d blog. thts ur frst cmmnt.. keep showering thm;)

Subhayan Mukerjee said...

Lol ... tag 1 was amazing ly done buddy!!! ... specially the 60 kmph thing and the handkerchief and the superstars ... in fact all of them!!!

Ava said...

Amusing replies. I like tags too. They sort of make me think about things which could be a clue to my personality.

Shilpa Garg said...

Ok, My reflections (as you say):
1. Very funny and interesting answers to Tag-I
2. That's nice to note that you have some roots in Jammu. So whenever you are in our town (which is yours as well!!), please do let me know. So that we can meet up!!
3. Your 15 books are very impressive!
4. Tag-III...Hmmm....wonderful wish list! May your wish is fulfilled ASAP!

None said...

24. What's in your pockets right now?
Handkerchief on which I just unloaded. Want to see it?

O.O I didn't know guys put it in their pocket!! Yeeeww :P

Ps: I sooooooooo wanna meet Shahid. Can I meet Shahid?!

Pps: Tell him Kareena was a slut and she deserves an oldie - he better go international!!

PPPs: I fell in love with Shahid the first time I saw him in one music video - when he did not have the bulging body (am not really a fan of muscles) :P

Vipul Grover said...

@Subhayan.. thnx dude.. its gud 2 know tht u likd it:)

@avdi..thnx nd yeah Tags also act as stress-busters, give u a licence 2 b funny.. nd yeah nice 2 c u back:)

@Shilpa.. Hey, plz take back tht ASAP part of ur wish.. Um happy being single for some more years:)

@Nicky.. Um not clear wat was going on in ur devilish mind wn u made tht handkerchief remark. I hop its nothing 2 do with 'unloading'..lol
As for Shahid, u mst b talking about tht aryan video, 'aankhon me tera hi chehra, he did with hrishita bhatt... he lukd funny thn. So thts the kinda kids, i mean guys u like, I c :p
Hey plz b polite 2 kareena.. i still hav a soft corner 4 her:(
nd u cn definitely meet shahid. I'll talk to my mother's sister's husband's mother's sister's son to help me arrange ur meeting with his ex-wife's son with her ex-husband.. lol

Peenuts said...

Nice pic..hehehhe

Anonymous said...

haha ..gr8 use of the caption Men will be men, you see!...tarak mehta serial rocks yaar..espicially her laugh and dance...:))

Vipul Grover said...

@Peenuts.. hey just read d reason bhind this funny name of urs. i hop u find tht long lost frnd :)

@Gautam.. hey maa... mataaji ..lol

None said...

@Nicky.. Um not clear wat was going on in ur devilish mind wn u made tht handkerchief remark. I hop its nothing 2 do with 'unloading'..lol

I did mean that ROFL :D hahaha

As for Shahid, u mst b talking about tht aryan video, 'aankhon me tera hi chehra, he did with hrishita bhatt... he lukd funny thn. So thts the kinda kids, i mean guys u like, I c :p

I was 15 then I think. Anyway, I like the way he looked there - super sweet look is what I call it :D

Hey plz b polite 2 kareena.. i still hav a soft corner 4 her:(

bah! you want a slut?

nd u cn definitely meet shahid. I'll talk to my mother's sister's husband's mother's sister's son to help me arrange ur meeting with his ex-wife's son with her ex-husband.. lol

Wow! It seems I will meet him before I am 60 - yippee!! :D

Vipul Grover said...

nicky will b nicky alwez. i think um starting 2 catch ur frequency now... lol
nd yeah plz b polite to kareena :(
thr's this paki grl frm canada on orkut whoz a big fan of kareena.. met her long back on a kareena's community. she has a fake profile thru which she usd 2 bombard evry kareena-hater with typical paki-punjabi stff. dont, force me 2 pass ur link 2 her *ur muhuhaha laugh follows*