Jul 13, 2009; 04:00 a.m.
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.
A: 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?
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.
- My balding hair (Ending it means, getting it under control)
- Craze to blog
- Craze to find an excuse for not studying
A: My own weight and the heat being generated by my laptop.
Q: Have you been burnt by love?
Anyway, coming back to this question, these lines written long back can give you a clue:
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!
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?
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.
A: POUR. And well, light rain is just pouring outside. Monsoon is having a great time playing hide and seek with us.
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.
A: Its Shashaank. By now my regular readers must be knowing him pretty well.
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.
A: Adidas and Reebok casuals, Lee Cooper formals and one more formals of some desi brand.
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.
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.
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'.
A: I am on my Blog usually at the midnight. Posted my previous tag post around that time.
A: Now that's a long one from Airtel about some recharge offer. These are the messages I usually receive.
A: No swearing words usually though in front of friends, especially college ones, I rant all my dirty vocabulary.
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.
A: My beard.
A: No particular. Life is fun all the way if we take it that way, each stage has something great to offer.
A: '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.
- Empathy towards others. Theoretically, I've reached the saturation point but in practical terms there is a long way to go.
- 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.
- Creativity that reflects in most of the things I undertake.
- Confidence to undo some shortcomings. Despite my acute stammering problem at times, I did not hesitate to pick up the microphone at public gatherings.
- 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.
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.