Saturday, May 31, 2008

Start Where You Stand

By Berton Braley

Start where you stand and never mind the past,
The past won't help you in beginning new,
If you have left it all behind at last
Why, that's enough, you're done with it, you're through;
This is another chapter in the book,
This is another race that you have planned,
Don't give the vanished days a backward look,
Start where you stand.

The world won't care about your old defeats
If you can start anew and win success;
The future is your time, and time is fleet
And there is much of work and strain and stress;
Forget the buried woes and dead despairs,
Here is a brand-new trial right at hand,
The future is for him who does and dares,
Start where you stand.

Old failures will not halt, old triumphs aid,
To-day's the thing, to-morrow soon will be;
Get in the fight and face it unafraid,
And leave the past to ancient history,
What has been, has been; yesterday is dead
And by it you are neither blessed nor banned;
Take courage, man, be brave and drive ahead,
Start where you stand.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

innovative media ideas hit Goa!!

The Times Of India - Goa edition carried photos and a writeup of a 21st Birthday party on Page 3. Very innovative indeed. Brilliant ideas like these were what the Goan media were lacking until May 20, 2008 (today).

It could be due to a lack of quality parties in Goa. Combined with a ready availability of too much paper and too much space.

Better still would be a helpline where we could call them over to celebrate our events - the puppy dog's birthday, weddings of distant cousins, wedding anniversaries, house inaugurations, cross feasts and litanies :-)

Hum do, hamare do..

Amrita has a nice post on Aishwarya Rai at Cannes. I loved this picture. The family picture in Cannes. Amitabh looks lost, Abhishek looks like the face-saving father and Amar Singh looks like those family servants who accompany their masters to every function in town.

Matrimonial ads from some of the most eligible folk in town

Got the following email. Don't know if these are actual posts on But they are amusing enough. Have fun!

Bravery awards should go those who can spent 3 hours on a 'date' with any of these posters.


These are ads taken from - guys searching for brides.These
are actual ads on a matrimony site. Grammar and spell errors have no
place in a

profile description as everything is straight from the heart!
Disclaimer: I

am not responsible if you forget your basic grammar after reading
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ -

Hello To Viewers My Name
is Shekhar , I am single i don't have female, If anyone want to Marie
to me u can visit to my home. I am not a good education but i working
all field in bangalroe.. if u like me u welcome to my heart...whenever
u want to meet pls visit my resident or send u letter.. Thanks yours
Regards Shekhar ~*~

~i want very simple girl. from brahmin educated family from orissa
state she is also know about RAMAYAN, GEETA BHAGABATA, and other

Wants a woman who knows me better and can adjust with me forever.
she may never create any difficulties in my life or her life by which the entire
life can run smoothly. thank you (The principle of running life smoothly was
never so easy!)

she should be good looking and should have a service. she should have one
brother and one sister. she should be educated. (ain't it unique !! 1
brother 1 sister criteria)

I am a happy-go-lucky kind of person. Enjoys every moments of life. I love to
make friendship. Because friendship is a first step of love. I am
looking for my dreamgirl who will love me more than i. Because i love
myself a lot.

If u think that is u then why to late come on ........hold my hand
forever !!! (The dilwale dulhaniya
am simple boy.I have lot of problem in my life because of my luck now i
am looking one gal she care me and love me lot lot lot (I don't know
why but this is one of my favorites)

My wife should be as 'Shivani' as in Kahani Ghar Ghar Ki and as Tanwerr as
in KSBKBT...... (Ok I haven't seen these soaps but I am sure he must be
demanding too much,ain't he?)


i want a girl with no drinks if she wants she can wear jeans in house
but while stepping out of house she should give respect to our cast (by
not wearing her jeans? Wat the freak...)

us are loughing)
~ whatever she may be but she should feel that she is going to be
someone bride and she must think of the future life if she is too like
this she would be called the woman of the lamp (I am clueless, I feel
so lost. Can anyone tell me what this boy wants)
love my patner i marriage the patner ok i search my patner and i
love thepatner ok thik hai the patner has a graduate ok(I am again
clueless but I liked the use of "ok". The person is suffering from

I am pran my family history my two brother two sister and Father&mother
sister complity marred (somebody please explain in comments section how
to get married 'completely'?)

I am very simpel and hanest. i have three sister one brother and parent. iam
doing postal sarvice and tailor master my original resdence at
kalahandi diste naw iam staing at rayagada dist. (actually what is this
Postal service or

my name is muhamad and i am unmarried. pleaes you marrige
me pleaes pleaes pleaes pleaes pleaes pleaes pleaes (height of
I want one girl who love me or my mother. she love me heartly or she havea
frank she's skin colour 'normal'not a black or not a whitey. IThink the
main think is heart if your heart is beautiful then you are
beautiful.but iam not a handsome guy or not a good looking. but my Mom
say that Iam a good guy. My father already expired . THE CHOICE IS
YOUR. bye bye.(uttama


iam kanan. i do owo sistar.he was marred.(No comments)


guy meant BAD habits)

hello i am a good charactarised man. i want to run my life
happily.i divorced my first wife.her charactor is not good'. i expect
the good minded and clean habits girl who may be in the same caste or
other caste accepted ... (but credit cards not


i'm looking out for who lives in bombay , girl simple who trust me lot
should be roman catholic, LOVE ME ONLY. (Now that criterion is a must,
isn't it?)


to be married on jan-2006. working woman perferable(this guy has fixed the
marriage date too! But he is yet to find a bride.I wish him best of
luck on

behalf of all of us. I am sure he will get one soon.)
I would like a beautyfull girl. and i do not want her any treasure.
because girl is the maharani. (Now she is going to be a lucky girl! Any

failed three times and worked with privated ltd company which not paying
salary at present. (Any takers again?) -- DT

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Dedicated to Mama

My Mother taught me about ANTICIPATION:
“Just wait until your father gets home.”

My Mother taught me about RECEIVING:.
“You are going to get it when we get home!”

My Mother taught me to MEET A CHALLENGE:
“What were you thinking? Answer me when I talk to you…Don’t talk back to me!”

My Mother taught me LOGIC:
“Because I said so, that’s why.”
“If you fall out of that swing and break your neck, you’re not going to the store with me.”

My Mother taught me MEDICAL SCIENCE:
“If you don’t stop crossing your eyes, they are going to freeze that way.”

My Mother taught me to THINK AHEAD:
“If you don’t pass your spelling test, you’ll never get a good job.”

My Mother taught me ESP:
“Put your sweater on; don’t you think I know when you’re cold?”

My Mother taught me HUMOR:
“When that lawn mower cuts off your toes, don’t come running to me.”

My Mother taught me how to BECOME AN ADULT:
“If you don’t eat your vegetables, you’ll never grow up.”

My Mother taught me about SEX:
“How do you think you got here?”

My Mother taught me about GENETICS:
“You’re just like your father.”

My Mother taught me about my ROOTS:
“Do you think you were born in a barn?”

My Mother taught me about WISDOM OF AGE:
“When you get to be my age, you will understand.”

My Mother taught me about JUSTICE:
“One day you’ll have kids, and I hope they turn out just like you. Then you’ll see what it’s like.”

My mother taught me about TIME TRAVEL:
“If you don’t straighten up, I’m going to knock you into the middle of next week!”

My mother taught me FORESIGHT:
“Make sure you wear clean underwear, in case you’re in an accident.”

My mother taught me IRONY:
“Keep crying and I’ll *give* you something to cry about.”

My mother taught me about the science of OSMOSIS:
“Shut your mouth and eat your supper!”

My mother taught me about CONTORTIONISM:
“Will you *look* at the dirt on the back of your neck!”

My mother taught me about STAMINA:
“You’ll sit there until all that spinach is finished.”

My mother taught me about WEATHER:
“It looks as if a tornado swept through your room.”

My mother taught me how to solve PHYSICS PROBLEMS:
“If I yelled because I saw a meteor coming toward you, would you listen then?”

My mother taught me about HYPOCRISY:
“If I’ve told you once, I’ve told you a million times: Don’t Exaggerate!!!”

My mother taught me THE CIRCLE OF LIFE:
“I brought you into this world, and I can take you out.”

My mother taught me about BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION:
“Stop acting like your father!”

My mother taught me about ENVY:
“There are millions of less fortunate children in this world who don’t have wonderful parents like you do!”


Found the above here

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Dear Shah Rukh Khan

Dear Shah Rukh Khan,

The Eden Gardens is not a Bollywood movie theatre. And Kolkata Knight Riders is not a film directed by Farah Khan. So if the Knight Riders dont do well and die away in the IPL, there is no way they will be resurrected from the dead.

You can dance along the boundary ropes or in the stands with your cronies all you like but it still wont prevent your team from going down the drain. Your dancing and cheering does not cause your team to win, so cut the crap and move on.

Shoaib Akhtar wont save you (and your team) and neither will NDTV. It is sport. Not some Karan Johar or Farah Khan movie where you are hero.

As much as you are a hero in films, its high time you realise that life is a different ballgame.

God bless you.

P.S. - I would have been a Knight Riders fan but your excessive showmanship puts me and many others like me OFF bigtime. Go back to Panchvi Class mein fail or whatever that is or go back to doing films like Om Shanti Om and let us watch our cricket in peace.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008


Dearest Blog,

I remember sitting at a computer and writing unintelligible bullcrap (also called code) for 9 hours a day. The whole process (called programming) was too monotonous for my wandering mind. I was well on my way to becoming a redundant IC on the motherboard of computer. That is when you came into my life. I looked forward to parking my thoughts on you. My mind farted on you all the undigested thoughts it had ruminated on. You took it all silently.

I have good news. I am back.

Whether you like it or not, my mind will continue to fart on you.


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