Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Uncle S is a human. He fought with his wife!

Working in an Ad agency is not very easy. One mistake in writing the copy and you can lose your client. This is what happened with our beloved Uncle S. He wrongly spelled the client's name in the creative brief, every single time! Then what…something happened which was bound to happen - Client left the ad Agency (obvious)
And after that something more happened which was also bound to happen- boss's interaction with the copy writer our very dear Uncle. 

Boss (shouting): We have lost one of most important clients

Uncle S: I know. Quite Sad.

Boss (irritated): I know that!! I am not a TV channel airing news of the hour!
Uncle S: silent and agreeing!   

Boss: (still shouting, now with heightened irritation): Your one mistake has lead to such a big loss. Do you even realize this!

Uncle S: (calmly) I am extremely sorry for the loss. I will make it up to you.

Boss: What? How will you make it up to me! We are not having an affair for God’s sake.
Uncle S: I never think of you in that way sir. This is out of question. I meant..
Boss: (interrupting him in between): This has caused crores of loss. Will you be able to pay? 

Uncle S: (now emotional) What can I do Sir?
I am also a Human. I can do mistakes. I fought with my wife that day!  

Boss: ...................(He couldn't say anything!. Words just refused to come out and face Uncle)

p.s: A person has actually, in all his senses without any alcoholic or similar consumption,  said this in a meetting! :P

Saturday, February 9, 2013

The Liebster Award...

First of all thanks a lot Akash for nominating me for Liebster Award, my very first Liebster award.  I didn't have to Google it. Reading this post was more than enough! :)

So here is the list of my 11s! As per the rules, we are accepted to do not many but a few things. The only peculiarity is that we are supposed to do everything in 11 nos, don't know why. I guess I do need to Google about it and find out more. So let me go back and update myself. And till then you can continue with your reading! :)

11 things about the blogger:

If you don’t want to piss me off don’t EVER ask me which place I belong to. Not that I have any problem with the place I lived in but because there are too many places where I have stayed and can relate to.

I LOVE music…all kinds and all languages, irrespective of whether I can understand it or not.

I LOVE writing. Obvious, isn’t it?

I have recently started occasional cooking. Only started, not planning to make it a habit though.

Talking about food. I LOVE Italian and love to try Mexican too sometimes. Ravioli is my fav. Fondue too. In fact anything and everything with cheese in it. :P

I want to travel and just travel all my life.

I am currently reading Amitabh Ghosh's Sea of Poppies

I get high and super excited when someone praises my writings.

I do use sarcasm a lot and do like it when people use it intelligently, even if it is on me!

I am movie addict.

I can watch and watch and watch FRIENDS and The Big Bang Theory.

So now we come to answering 11 questions from the nominator:

1. What is your most embarrassing moment?
-       When I accidently went to a men’s washroom. Fortunately there was no one apart from the waiter watching me from outside! 
2. Craziest thing you did.
   -  Once followed a snake till I got lost.
3. The person you miss at this moment
-       My sister and a few friends.
4. Have you watched any Rajinikanth movie? If so, which one?
-       Yes I have. Robot.

5. Which advertisement do you like on TV?
- Surf Excel Daag Acche Hain.

6. Your best friend has done something wrong to you behind your back, without your knowing.
     What would you do?
- If its without my knowing, I can’t do anything. I am anyway unaware that my best friend did it :P
7. What is your most precious possession?
- My collections of my poems and some gifts from my people.
8. Which thing do you look for in a date, if at all you have had one before or in the future?
    (Money/ Profession/ Physical appearance/ any other)
- His outlook towards things important to me (I shall soon share the list) and his intellect.
9. Favorite hangout place to spend time with your friends.
- The rocks by the side of lake at the campus of University of Hyderabad.
10. What is your short term dream?
- To write more and more.
11. Suggest a unique name for my blog, according to what you feel about it.
- Akash Writes

And now here is the list of the bloggers I nominate:

Questions for them:                         

1.       The thing which you never want to lose?
2.       Your dream destination?
3.       Animal you would like to keep as pet?
4.       What you wanted to become when you were a kid?
5.       If ever given a chance, which political position you would like to acquire?
6.       Which is the best book you've read recently.
7.       Which one you prefer-Silver or Platinum?
8.       Favorite cuisine?
9.       If given a chance, which Disney character you want to become?
10.    F.R.I.E.N.D. S or How I Met Your Mother?
11.    Water or Vodka?

I have informed nominees by commenting on their one of their posts. 

I have informed nominees by commenting on their one of their posts. 

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Vishwaroopam, Religion and the Indian Cinema...

Lots have been said on the movie Vishwaroopam and that was the reason why I went to watch this movie.

Sheer curiosity! For a girl who doesn't know how to speak even a single comprehensible sentence in Telugu, watching a Telugu movie doesn't come so naturally to her. (Although I have watched Eega too but that is an altogether different we will talk about it later)

Trying to understand the dialogues reminded me of those freaking theorems of Physics which I could never solve. Yes yes...I just managed to clear my science subjects in 12th and after that never ever I looked back at anything even slightly related to Chemistry, Physics or Maths!

Okay so now about Vishwaroopam. In spite of my language barrier there were a few things which I could see clearly...absolutely clear. I do wonder why some of the “thinkers” of our society fail to notice them and got misled. The protagonist of the movie is a Muslim, a patriotic, broad minded, charming man with secular values who in no way cast a wrong light on any particular religion or on any community. The movie deals more with the issue of terrorism, plight of common man and the life of the fighters along with a slight touch of romance and humor here and there. Without taking any side, it has tried to present a realistic picture of different lives at different places. I failed to see how it is creating a negative image of one particular community as claimed by many. Instead of that, I saw a griping story, an amazing cinematography, brilliant camera work and an outstanding performance by Kamal Haasan.

It is disappointing to see how good movies which are nothing but a fine outlet of creativity are curbed for reasons so baseless. If we can’t understand an artist’s mind, we should at least leave them alone. No creation can take its full form unless given complete freedom. Indian Cinema is still in its growing phase, if weakened now, it will never be able to grow.