Tuesday, June 30, 2009

That Don't Impress Me Much

As an aside, I am a tiny blob/ blip/ ant in the universe. Still, according to me, the purpose of the universe is to impress me or else perish. Yes, thats how screwed up I am. Here's another list of things that have been blown out of proportion by people who would bore the living daylights out of me, and I am sure are excited by skyscraper like things:
  1. The space needle, Seattle - I really expected it to be bigger, better, taller.
  2. Starbucks - not the best coffee, no. Also, I will NEVER understand how people actually substitute soymilk in coffee. Its either proper half and half for moi, or none at all. But, that really is another rant.
  3. Dubai - Imagine the most garish place ever, multiply by gadzillion, and you have Dubai.
  4. Any tourist destination in Singapore - Singapore is great, IF you avoid the touristy places. The touristy places give cheesy a new meaning.
  5. Bridge of Sighs, Venice - Ok, Ok, I get it, prisoners crossed it and sighed, and it is beautiful as all of Venice/ Italy, but I found it disappointing. Why? I expected it to be bigger, better, shinier.

I shall be adding to this list. Soon.

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Monday, June 29, 2009


Is it only me, or is anyone else irritated by Newsweek's changed font? The first line is uppercase is the most annoying change. WHY would anyone want to shout out the first line of every article?

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Tuesday, June 23, 2009


I would shop for EVERYTHING on Amazon if they delivered everything in India. One can only buy books, music and DVDs in India (They don't deliver anything else), so I stack my shopping cart and when the dollar is down, make the purchases and then wait and wait for them to deliver. They give you impossibly long wait times, but I normally get everything in 15-25 days.

Life has been horrible off late, so when I got my Amazon package today, it made me happy, happy, happy. What could be better? I truly think, I am the world's best gift giver - and this is the first time I've gifted myself something, so now I know for sure. Hang on! What's my housefull of clothes then? Umm... I think its the parcel in the mail that does it. AND I'm listening to Gainsbourg as I plonk out this post. Oh my!

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Monday, June 22, 2009

Who Do I Want To Smack The Hardest Today?

Aparna Sen and other "intellectuals" who just landed in Lalgarh.
When will bong intelligentsia stop making statements of the really stupid kind?

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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

I'm Not Heading To Hell

I already live there! Atleast it feels like that right now in Kolkata. The heat is killing and I am shuddering at the thought of the electricity bills this month. Them A/cs, they be workin' overtime.

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Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Only One Prayer

Please God! Don't let Bob Dylan kick the bucket, before I get to see him.

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Friday, June 05, 2009


Mister! Do you have any answers? NOW?
Parboiling veggies does not make them crunchy and the difference between crunchy and crispy is GOD the OIL. I hate it when people don't follow my instructions and in my kitchen I and ONLY I will cook. I hate it when people dont hold a knife as it should be held, fold the kitchen towel crookedly and I will stab anyone with a cleaver who leaves the lable on the countertop.

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Thursday, June 04, 2009

Another Boring List Designed To Turn Your Brain Into Oatmeal

Movies I watched on airplanes this season -
1. The Reader
2. The Holiday
3. The Ramen Girl
4. Easy Virtue
5. The Bride Wars
6. A Japanese movie that I knew I watched but I have no recollection of
7. Night at the museum
8. Ice age
9. Confessions of a shopaholic
10. Underworld
What can I say? My taste in movies sucks, but The ramen Girl can give anyone a BIG craving for ramen. That is all.

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Amendment to Last Post

Older is easy, being patient is not.


A Crore is The New Lakh

For those who grew up seeing Amrish Kapoor et al as the baddies in Bollywood movies - egad, there are no baddies in movies these days - the evil moneyed person used to be a "lakhpati". These days, medical seats are going for crores. Growing old/er is such a depressing thing.