13 Jul 2009

The Epic 'Untagging' Post - II

Jul 13, 2009; 04:00 a.m.
I straight away continue from where I left in my previous post.


I have been tagged by this Questions Tag by both Shankar and Roshmi Sinha on Jul 2, 2009 and Jul 10, 2009 respectively.
I have reordered the sequence of the questions a bit to offer some continuity.

Q: What is your current desktop picture?
Well, as you can see, I replaced Johnny Depp in the forthcoming Pirates of Curry-bean IV. Its even more action-packed and has some great twists thanks to the new directing duo of Abbas-Mustan. I'll be killing Orlando Bloom in the movie and have some intimate scenes with Keira Knightley. So just fasten your seat belts.

Q: The last song you listened to?
A: Just play this song. It goes best with this wallpaper and incidentally this is the song I last heard.

Q: Where did you live in 1987?
A: In Chandigarh, though in a different house and in a different sector.

Q: What’s your favourite town/city?
A: My City Beautiful, Chandigarh of course. Do read my post Chandigarh Unabridged to know about some interesting facets of my city.

Q: Are you jealous of anyone?
A: Can't think of anyone particular among my acquaintances.

Q: Is anyone jealous of you?
A: Not sure. Moreover, why should anyone be!

Q: When was the last time you wrote a letter to someone on paper and mailed it?
A: I am not sure if I ever did it in my life. Maybe long time back, for fun sake, I might have written few lines on a letter, my mother was posting to someone.

Q: Can you change the oil on a car?
A: No. But I recently replaced a punctured tyre. My mother was with me at that time. How proud she felt of her son, soon to turn 24, finally doing something manly enough. But the bigger revelation is that;
for a week, my body ached big time.

Q: Name three things that you have on you at all times?
A: The following three; which I hope just end somehow.
  1. My balding hair (Ending it means, getting it under control)
  2. Craze to blog
  3. Craze to find an excuse for not studying

Q: Does anything hurt on your body right now?
A: My own weight and the heat being generated by my laptop.

Q: Have you been burnt by love?
A: As I just said, I am being burnt by my laptop right now.
Anyway, coming back to this question, these lines written long back can give you a clue:

छुपा सकता अगर जज़्बात तो फिर बात क्या थी,
इस रोशन ज़माने में अँधेरी रात क्या थी!
ज़ुबाँ चुप रह भी जाए पर यह दिल बोलता है,
तनहाई में पुराने ज़ख्म फिर खोलता है!
यूँ मायूस होना कहाँ तक लाज़मी है,
अंधेरे में उजाला खोजना भी दिल्लगी है!
समझ पाती वो हमें तो फिर बात क्या थी,
इस रोशन ज़माने में अँधेरी रात क्या थी!

Don't worry, as I said, this was written long back, about 4 years ago. Read my post The Sophomore Days to know more about all this.

Q: Your first love/big crush: what is the last thing you heard about him/her?
A: Pursuing her higher studies.

Q:When you looked at yourself in the mirror today, what was the first thing you thought?
A: Now that the new day has already dawned (see the time stamp in the beginning), I just saw myself in mirror while applying mouth ulcer gel and pitied myself for having this painful malady attached to me since childhood.
Once I had to be rushed to the Doctor's place and then to Emergency (just the chemist shop of Emergency) at the middle of the night to get some medicines as I had kept my bruised tongue hanging out of my mouth for too long and it had dried up like a piece of wood.

Q: How much cash do you have in your wallet right now?
A: Wallet is downstairs and I am in no mood to check it. As it is, whenever the cash goes down in my wallet, I get it instantly recharged from my dad's or mom's kitty. There's nothing to be ashamed of that, right?

Q: What’s a word that rhymes with DOOR?
A: POUR. And well, light rain is just pouring outside. Monsoon is having a great time playing hide and seek with us.

Q: What is your favourite ring tone on your phone?
A: Well I just have a beep as I don't use the cell phone much. And on my landline phone, its the normal tring tring.

Q: Who is the 4th person on your missed call list on your cell phone?
A: Its Shashaank. By now my regular readers must be knowing him pretty well.

Q: What are you wearing right now?
A: A two-piece. I mean a collared striped-T and a khaki shorts.

Q: Do you label yourself?
A: What does that mean? If it's anything to do with Brand-consciousness; then yes, when it comes to outdoors, I do go for good brands, not for the sake of their names but because of quality. However, at home local stuff is cool.

Q: Name the brand of the shoes you currently own?
A: Adidas and Reebok casuals, Lee Cooper formals and one more formals of some desi brand.

Q: Bright or Dark Room?
A: Somewhere in between tending more towards brighter. However, when it comes to sleep, I prefer pitch darkness, something thats not possible these days as I go to bed around the same time as my mother leaves for her morning walk.

Q: What do you think about the person who took this survey before you?
A: Shankar and Roshmi! Two more crazy bloggers like me. Will take some more time to know them better. Great to have both amongst my Blogger Friends.

Q: What does your watch look like?
A: Its a cool one, gifted by my sister and brother-in-law; the one with perpetual date technology. It has a large white dial and has a broad silver chain. Very elegant and 'manly'.
So by changing the punctured tyre the other day, I proved my right to possess it.

Q: What were you doing at midnight last night?
A: I am on my Blog usually at the midnight. Posted my previous tag post around that time.

Q: What did your last text message you received on your cell say?
A: Now that's a long one from Airtel about some recharge offer. These are the messages I usually receive.

Q: What’s a word that you say a lot?
A: No swearing words usually though in front of friends, especially college ones, I rant all my dirty vocabulary.

Q: Who told you he/she loved you last? (Please exclude spouse, family and children)
A: My 'ex' ofcourse, in that case. And yeah, I am a bachelor (just a bachelor, not बीमार like Akshaye Khanna in his debut movie) and have not adopted any children.

Q: Last furry thing you touched?
A: My beard.

Q: Favourite age you have been so far?
A: No particular. Life is fun all the way if we take it that way, each stage has something great to offer.

Q: What was the last thing you said to someone?
'Life is fun all the way if we take it that way, each stage has something great to offer.'
Now that was an easy one!

Hey, my mother just left for her morning walk. So time to go to bed. I'll be taking the last tag later in the day, hopefully.

Jul 13, 2009; 08:15 p.m.


Finally, this 5 things I love about myself tag is once again from Subhayan Wrahool Mukerjee (his previous one has been taken up as TAG-I in the previous post) as he tagged me twice on Jul 5, 2009.

It would have been so simpler, if I had to enumerate 5 things about me that I hate. In that case, even a greater number like 10, 15 or 20 things would not have been a problem. Anyway, coming back to the task at hand, I'll enumerate some things randomly
  1. Empathy towards others. Theoretically, I've reached the saturation point but in practical terms there is a long way to go.
  2. Ability to impress others, especially the parents of my girl friends (including 'friends who are girls'). Most of them think that I am the most decent guy in the world and I let them live under this illusion.
  3. Creativity that reflects in most of the things I undertake.
  4. Confidence to undo some shortcomings. Despite my acute stammering problem at times, I did not hesitate to pick up the microphone at public gatherings.
  5. Thirst to lead from the front. I'll be posting my Rotaract (Club) experiences soon. To know how it all started in the college, read my post The Sophomore Days.

Jul 13, 2009; 08:30 p.m.

With that I come to an end of all the tags.
As you can see, The Cupid Me once again has decided to tag everyone who ends up reading this post.
However, I'll be tagging one person in particular and she is Nicky because while untagging herself of my TAG-I today, this is what she had written
Here is my first tagged post. I wasn't tagged personally but it seems people fear tagging me personally or something.
So Nicky, Cupid loves everyone and could not see your agony.

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


Unknown said...

Hey.. I will first than you... As soon as I visited your tag I searched one question first....

What do you think about the person who took this survey before you?

Thanks for writing about me..The picture at the bottom was very funny but nice...

Ability to impress ur girl friends parents??? even i did the same thing.... but no use.... both with her parents and later on failed to maintain my relationship with her..

Shilpa Garg said...

Very very funny and imaginative tags! :)

Vipul Grover said...

@shankar.. actually i nvr made an effrt 2 impress any of thm. i don't know why they start liking me! bt their daughters prefer maintaining a safe distance;)

@shilpa.. thnx:)

Bharathi said...

I've seen a sense of modesty and subtle humor running all over your blog. When this is coupled with intelligence, everyone are attracted. That is the reason why everyone likes you. I believe you have plenty of friends. My deconstructionism says that you can attract more elderly people than young ones.

None said...

Awww!! You are sweet :)

Nice desktop pic - I thought you'd have a hot girl though :|

Btw...that cupid looked so not right! :P

Vipul Grover said...

@bharathi.. thnx 4 pampering me once again;) bt yeah, one thing i'll correct, i don't hav many friends or u cn say thts by choice as i don't like 2 have many frnds. even the 10 fingers will be too much if i start counting thm on my fingers.. bt yeah i've made some gud frnds like u, here on blogger:)

@nicky.. tht bearded cupid is sooooo cute.. nd yeah i keep those hot grls in hidden folders;)

Dhiman said...

All your tags are done humorously and intelligently :) Out of all 5 tags I am left with only two tags Tag I and Tag III looking forward to doing them soon !!!

Vipul Grover said...

Thnx man.. chalo waiting 2 c ur remaining tags as well:)

Subhayan Mukerjee said...

ahem ... read ur tag ... and am presently wondering how to react ... :)

Subhayan Mukerjee said...

and more reason to bother u ... i have tagged thee again !!!

pawan said...

As always had fun reading your post and tags are a good way to know more about others Mr. Manly!.

Keep posting on more!

Shanks said...

don't u have an exam to prepare for!!!?

pawan said...

And more good news!
I'll be more regular to ur blog!.
I have just added you to my blog roll!
The best way to be updated!

Vipul Grover said...

@subhayan.. thnx dude.. will take thm up once sum more gt accumulatd:)

@pawan.. thts a sensibl thing u hv done..lol! keep reflecting:)

@shashaank.. don't u have a start-up 2 tend to???

Roshmi Sinha said...

This must have been quite an "untagging day" for you...!

I must say... the posts were entertaining... with imaginative answers, along with pics suiting the 'occasion'.

Vipul Grover said...

yup it was indeed! thnx 4 appreciating:)