Tag 65

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Note : This was lying in my draft since June’2010. So a bit dated but still…. since not able to post regularly …. here’s a filler sort of post.

Saw this ‘Global’tag(Whoever reads this needs to do this) floating around and thought let me try it since I don’t have anything meaningful to write. Here’s a list of things I did or not do.

  1. Graduated high school.
  2. Kissed someone. (brother, sister, cousin, nephew, niece allowed right)
  3. Smoked a cigarette.
  4. Got so drunk you passed out.(my long time readers know this side of me)
  5. Rode every ride at an amusement park.
  6. Collected something stupid.
  7. Gone to a rock concert. (Bangla bands are also rock bands right? Anyway Long time back in school did go to several ‘proper’ rock concerts)
  8. Helped someone.
  9. Gone fishing.
  10. Watched four movies in one night.
  11. Lied to someone.(many times, Koi doubt mat rakha! )
  12. Snorted cocaine.
  13. Smoked weed. (Had tried once, Don’t tell my parents :P)
  14. Failed a subject.(yeah several times …Shame! Shame!…)
  15. Been in a car bus accident. (It’s true that a bus came and hit my bus exactly at the point where I was sitting …wondered later how I came out in one piece …god’s grace I suppose! It happened some two decades back but still can feel  the loud noise, the jolt and those shards of glasses/metal flying and me being thrown out of my seat… all in slow motion 😛 )
  16. Been in a tornado.
  17. Watched someone die.
  18. Been to a funeral.
  19. Burned yourself.
  20. Run a marathon.
  21. Cried yourself to sleep. (“Men don’t cry!” Mom always says.)
  22. Spent over 10,000 bucks in one day.
  23. Flown on an aeroplane.
  24. Cheated on someone.
  25. Been cheated on.
  26. Written a 10 page letter.
  27. Gone skiing.
  28. Been sailing.
  29. Cut yourself.
  30. Had a best friend.
  31. Lost someone you loved.
  32. Got into trouble for something you didn’t do.
  33. Stolen a book from the library.(But was part of a gang which used to lift books from Kolkata Book Fair 😛 )
  34. Gone to a different country.
  35. Watched the Harry Potter movies. (Not the complete movie in one sitting)
  36. Had an online diary.
  37. Fired a gun.
  38. Gambled in a casino.
  39. Been in a school play.
  40. Been fired from a job.
  41. Taken a lie detector test.
  42. Swam with dolphins.
  43. Voted for someone on a reality TV show. (yes in the Zee Saregamapa 5-6 years back)
  44. Written poetry. (Hey the previous post ! That is if it can be called poetry…)
  45. Read more than 20 books a year. (maybe will happen this year)
  46. Gone to Europe. (I mean I passed through…so set foot in Europe)
  47. Loved someone you shouldn’t have.
  48. Used a colouring book over age 12.
  49. Had a surgery.
  50. Had stitches.
  51. Taken a Taxi.
  52. Had more than 5 IM conversations going on at once. (I can’t manage more than three IM at a time)
  53. Been in a fist fight. (Remember I was a boy sometime)
  54. Suffered any form of abuse.
  55. Had a pet.
  56. Petted a wild animal.
  57. Had your own credit card & bought something with it.
  58. Dyed your hair.
  59. Got a tattoo.
  60. Had something pierced.
  61. Got straight A’s.
  62. Known someone personally with HIV or AIDS.
  63. Taken pictures with a webcam.
  64. Lost something expensive.
  65. Gone to sleep with music on.

Like everyone before me, I am too tagging whoever is reading this and not done it yet : D .

10 to 1 Tag

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This is the new tag that is doing the rounds. Been tagged by Avada and Shilpa.

Without wasting time let’s get on with the Tag.

Ten How’s

1. How did you get one of your scars? my body is full of scars … result of being adventurous in childhood… fell from a number of places….

2.  How did you celebrate your last birthday? With family.

3.  How are you feeling at this moment? Fully charged up…after-all just finished a grueling Gym session…

4.  How did your night go last night? How a Sunday night should go?  Giving way to Monday morning blues…I ask you….

5. How did you do in high school? If you mean studies … I was OK Ok….

6. How did you get the shirt you’re wearing? Had accompanied a  friend to help with shopping ended up buying this one for me … impulsive shopper u see…

7. How often do you see your best friend(s)? Not very often these days 😦

8. How much money did you spend last month? Can’t disclose… the taxmen snoop everywhere these days

9. How old do you want to be when you get married? Haven’t you heard marriages are made in heaven…. look up and ask this question for me ….

10. How old will you be at your next birthday? Guess… Guess… How Old?

Nine What’s

1. Your mothers name? Anita (This was the name that my mother insisted to be entered in register when my grandparents took her to admit in School… Needless to say my grandparents had named her differently. .. She was all 4 yrs then…Yes that’s my mother….)

2. What did you do last weekend? Shopping veggies and groceries, Movies, reading books, and seeing the Dentist (No I am not going to dedicate a detail post on dentist part).

3. What is the most important part of your life? Family & Friends.

4. What would you rather be doing? Working …. Came in late today….

5. What did you last cry over? Brazil’s loss to Nederland in FIFA World Cup 2010, quarterfinal.

6. What always makes you feel better when you’re upset? Screaming, throwing and breaking things and people near me…now would you ever dare to upset me?

7. What’s the most important thing you look for in a significant other? Should wash my feet and drink that water every day, clean my house, wash clothes,  make my bed, cook my favorite dishes and rear my babies. In short sati savitri, pati vrata nari…. am I asking too much?

8. What are you worried about? Public reaction(Specially ladies) to my answer to previous question … If you are planning dharnas, boycotts and morchas then let me say I was just kidding yaar :P… How can I think such things in today’s times? 😛

9. What did you have for breakfast? Poha and peas curry …kya combination hai …wah…

Eight You’s

1. Have you ever liked someone who had a girlfriend/boyfriend? Someone who HAD a boyfriend? Yes… Be Practical yaar… Love aajkal aisha hi hota hai… right?

2. Have you ever had your heartbroken? Yes….sure… result of going after a boyfriend wala girl …bhai…Thank God didn’t end up head-broken 😛

3. Have you ever been out of the country? Yes

4. Have you ever done something outrageously dumb? want proof ? My answers to this survey

5. Have you ever been back stabbed by a friend? See if you have a ‘back’ then it will be stabbed …. fair enough?

6. Have you ever had sex on the beach? Now you are giving me ideas …Hmmm….

7. Have you ever dated someone younger than you? Dating older/mature women is still a taboo in middle-class India I think ….

8. Have you ever read an entire book in one day? Comics allowed?

Seven Who’s

1. Who was the last person you saw? A six packed guy in Gym…. very motivating right … Damn him!

2. Who was the last person you texted? My sister

3. Who was the last person you hung out with? Myself

4. Who was the last person to call you? Sister. Asking to explain the text message ….it happens mostly …

5. Who did you last hug? My Mom.

6. Who is the last person who texted you? Bandita(who or what ever that is) offering me part-time online jobs with good income(reading/writing email, data entry from home etc)… What say? Do I go for it?

7. Who was the last person you said “I love you” to? Same as no. 3 …. Hey wait what are you trying to guess…. huh?

Six Where’s

1. Where does your best friend(s) live? My hometown

2. Where did you last go? A dentist.

3. Where did you last hang out? Home Shanti (as in peace) Home ….

4. Where do you go to school? Calcutta, West Bengal, India, Asia, rest you know or do I have to name the planet, galaxy etc…

5. Where is your favorite place to be? Home.

6. Where did you sleep last night? Gutter after 2 bottles of vodka … What question is this ?….

Five Do’s

1. Do you think anyone likes you? I know people who don’t like me …. want that….a long list …anyway…

2. Do you ever wish you were someone else? WISH … don’t you know I have multiple personalities …. multiple alter egos …. be careful….

3. Do you know the muffin man? Yes …One of my multiple personalities

4. Does the future scare you? Yes it does …

5. Do your parents know about your blog? Yes I think.

Four Why’s

1. Why are you best friends with your best friend? Because I am the Best …

2. Why did you get into Blogging? For time-pass, and bore you with dumb posts like I am doing right now 🙂

3. Why did your parents give you the name you have? My parents thought that  I am very intelligent (BudDhiman)… parents think like that … my child is the best right?

4. Why are you doing this survey? Because friends tagged and many friends have done this one ages back… leaving me with very less options to be creative: P

Three If’s

1. If you could have one super power what would it be? Find out who framed the question ‘Do you know the muffin man?’ … Nobody in India knows who he is?

2. If you could go back in time and change one thing, would you? Well if I go back in time and change anything then most probably, while returning  it would not be possible to return where I am right now(answering this survey)… so it’s better to leave things as it is at least if I go back in time I can trace my way back to the current moment….Errr… kuch zyada bol gaya na? Ask more such questions ….

3. If you were stranded on a deserted island and could bring 1 thing, what would you bring? Satellite Phone… and give updates to all and sundry about how I am enjoying myself…when I’ll get bored I’ll call for rescue…

Two Would-you-evers

1. Would you ever get back together with any of your ex’s if they asked you? Look its between me and them …all things can’t be made public… ask me privately if you are really curious …..

2. Would you ever shave your head to save someone you love? Yes…  if that would work then certainly…

One Last Question

1. Are you happy with your life right now? Do I have any other option?

You see I have tried to give the best answers possible, some of them are counter questions which I couldn’t help. This post should be treated as work of fiction …if it hurts the sentiments of any section of the population then I apologize 😛 …..

Whoever has not done this tag is automatically tagged …do it and leave a link in comments here…and if you have already have done the tag then use the comments section to let me know your reactions……

The May I Hebb Your Attention Pliss contest

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I was Tagged by Shilpa for this one and had real fun doing it…

The Rules:
1. On your blog, provide a link to the Great Bong’s page, May I Hebb Your Attention Pliss. Embedding the above picture in your blog would be nice but not needed.
The May I Hebb Your Attention Pliss contest
2. Then write down your top 10 Hindi movie lines or top 10 English movie lines (You can do both if you want. Only one set is required for the contest). If you cannot think of top 10, make it top 5. Cannot think of even 5? Make it top 3. No problem. Only restriction: no two lines from same movie. This is done to make it fair for other movies so that they don’t get swamped by Gunda or Loha or Sholay.
3. Tag five friends to do the same.
4. Come over to the comment-space of this post and post your blog’s link so I can go and read it.
Remember: Before starting the tag, paste points 1 and 4 on your blog so that the rules are available to anyone who wishes to pick the tag up from your blog.

So Here’s my Top 10 :

1. “Hum ek baar jite hain, ek baar marte hain, shaadi bhi ek baar hoti hai, aur pyar….ek hi baar hota hai” Sharukh Khan in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai

2. “Kabhi Kabhi Kuch Jeetne Ke Liya Kuch Haar Na Parta Hai, Aur Haar Ke Jeetne Wale Ko Baazigar Kehte Hain”Sharukh Khan in Baazigar

3. “It’s alright Senorita, Bade Bade Deshon Mein, Aisi Choti Choti Baatein Hoti Rahti Hain” Sharukh Khan in Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge

4. “Rahul…naam to suna hoga?”Sharukh Khan in Dil to Pagal Hai

5. “Ki.. Ki.. Ki…Kiran”Sharukh Khan in Darr

6. “Pehli baar kisi gore ko Bharath ka jhanda leharate hue dekh raha hoon” Sharukh Khan in Chak De India

7. “Ye telephone bhi ajeeb cheez hai- aadmi sochta kuch hai, boltha kuch hai, aur karta kuch hai.”Amitabh Bacchan in Agneepath

8. “Yeh Dhai kilo ka haath jab kisipe padtha hai na…toh aadmi ut-tha nahi uthh jaata hai”Sunny Deol in Damini

9. “bhaai,tumko pakkaa yakeen hai na, ki baar-baar andar aane se apun ki ijjat badhegi?”Arshad Warsi in Lage Raho Munnabhai

10. “log katl karne ke liye mujhe dhoondh rahein hain, ladki bhagane ka ilzam mere sir par hain aur mujhe ladki bhi nahi mil rahi hain” Shahid Kapoor in Jab We Met

I tag Pal, Nishita, Ravan, Lakshmi Rajan & Vineeta take it up girls and guys you may not win an iPod but Great Bong’s book maybe(That’s what the prize is by god).

Final Word:  My Name is Dhiman and I am NOT a SRK fan incase you deduce it due to his dominance above. What to do with IPL season just around the corner you have do it at times after all ‘King Khhhhaan’ owns my favorite IPL team :D.

Disclaimer : Some of the above dialogues have been copied from various sites as I could not remember the exact dialogue. Now would you call this plagiarism?

Tag Dasa : Double Dhamaka

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Ashwini had tagged on 1st October and here I am with them very late I know but still better late than never.

TAG #01 : Innocent… or Guilty?

RULE 1- You can only say Guilty or Innocent.

RULE 2- You are not allowed to explain anything unless someone messages you and asks!

RULE 3- Copy and paste this into your notes , delete my answers, type in your answers and tag to your friends to answer this.

1. Asked someone to marry you? Innocent
2. Ever kissed someone of the same sex? Guilty.
3. Danced on a table in a bar? Innocent.
4. Ever told a lie? Guilty.
5. Had feelings for someone whom you can’t have back? Innocent.
6. Kissed a picture? Innocent.
7. Slept in until 5 PM? Guilty.
8. Fallen asleep at work/school? Guilty.
9. Held a snake? Innocent.
10. Been suspended from school? Innocent.
11. Worked at a fast food restaurant? Innocent.
12. Stolen from a store? Innocent.
13. Been fired from a job? Innocent.
14. Done something you regret? Innocent
15. Laughed until something you were drinking came out your nose? Guilty.
16. Caught a snowflake on your tongue? Innocent.
17. Kissed in the rain? Innocent.
18. Sat on a roof top? Guilty.
19. Kissed someone you shouldn’t? Innocent.
20. Sang in the shower? Guilty.
21. Been pushed into a pool with all your clothes on? Innocent.
22. Shaved your head? Innocent.
23. Had a boxing membership? Innocent.
24. Made a boyfriend/girlfriend cry? Innocent.
25. Been in a band? Innocent.
26. Shot a gun? Guilty.
27. Donated Blood? Guilty.
28. Eaten alligator meat? Innocent.
29. Eaten cheesecake? Guilty.
30. Still love someone you shouldn’t? Innocent.
31. Have/had a tattoo? Innocent.
32. Liked someone, but will never tell who? Innocent.
33. Been too honest? Guilty.
34. Ruined a surprise? Innocent.
35. Ate in a restaurant and got really bloated that you couldn’t walk afterwards? Guilty.
36. Erased someone in your friends list? Innocent.
37. Dressed in a woman’s clothes (if you’re a guy) or man’s clothes (if you’re a girl)? Innocent.
38. Joined a pageant? Innocent.
39. Been told that you’re handsome or beautiful by someone who totally meant what they said? Innocent.
40. Had communication with your ex? Innocent.
41. Got totally drunk on the night before exam? Innocent.
42. Got totally angry that you cried so hard? Guilty.

Guilty for just 13/42 …How boring 😛

TAG #02 : How DUMB are you?
The more [x]’ s the “dumber” you are.

[x] Gum has fallen out of your mouth when you were talking
[  ] Gum has fallen out of your mouth when you were NOT talking
[  ] You have ran into a glass/screen door
[x] You have jumped out of a moving vehicle
[x] You have thought of something funny while walking by yourself
[   ] Laughed, then watched people give you weird looks
[x] You have run into a tree/bush.(Actually I ran into a lamppost)
[  ] You know that it IS possible to lick your elbow
[  ] You have tried to lick your elbow… a few times
[  ] You never knew that the Alphabet and Twinkle Twinkle Little star have the same rhythm.
[  ] You just tried to sing them.

So far: 4

[x] You have tripped on your shoelace and fallen.
[  ] You have choked on your own spit .
[  ] You have seen the Matrix and still don’t get it.
[  ] You’ve never seen the Matrix.
[x] You type only with two fingers.
[  ] You have accidentally caught something on fire
[  ] You tried to drink out of a straw, but it went into your nose/eyes.
[  ] You have caught yourself drooling.
[  ] You have fallen asleep in class and fell outta your chair

So far: 6

[x] Sometimes you just stop thinking
[x] You are telling a story and forget what you were talking about
[  ] People often shake their heads and walk away from you
[  ] You are often told to use your “inside voice”.
[  ] You use your fingers to do simple math
[  ] You have eaten a bug
[x] You are taking this test when you should be doing something more important
[x] You have put your clothes on backwards or inside out, and didn’t realize it
[x] You’ve looked all over for something and realized it was in your hand
[  ] You have ran around naked in your house.

So far: 11

[  ] You repost bulletins because you are scared that what they say will happen to you if you don’t.
[x] You break a lot of things.
[x] Your friends know not to use big words around you.
[   ] You tilt your head when you’re confused
[   ] You have fallen out of your chair before
[  ] When you’re lying in bed, you try to find pictures in the texture of the ceiling or wall
[x] The word “ummmmm” is used many times a day.

TOTAL: 14

So I am (14/37)*100 = 37.8% DUMB ! Not Bad eh ?

Whoever hasn’t done this one please do this one.

Awards Galore cum Taga Dasa

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riends I am back from a ‘sabbatical’ of sorts due to work, health, power situation in Bangalore and ‘n’ no. of reasons.
Well this post is about the awards that I received over the month and a Tag 😀
The awards first :
1. Superior Scribbler Award
I was awarded by Shilpa[http://shilpaagarg.blogspot.com/2009/09/awards-galore.html] and IP[http://republicofdream.blogspot.com/2009/09/party-never-stops-in-my-blog.html].
Rules for this award
Each Superior Scribbler must in turn pass The Award on to five most deserving blog friends.
Each Superior Scribbler must link to the author and the name of the blog from whom he/she has received The Award.
Each Superior Scribbler must display The Award on his/her blog and link to the original post at The Scholastic Scribe[http://scholastic-scribe.blogspot.com/2008/10/200-this-blings-for-you.html] which explains The Award.
Each blogger who wins The Superior Scribbler Award must visit the original post at The Scholastic Scribe[http://scholastic-scribe.blogspot.com/2008/10/200-this-blings-for-you.html] and add his/her name to the Mr. Linky List. That way, we’ll be able to keep up-to-date on everyone who wins This Prestigious Honor.
Each Superior Scribbler must post these rules to his/her blog.
2. SWANK Award
This one was by Kaddu[].
3. Blog Buddies Award
This one by Vineeta.[http://vineetazdiary.blogspot.com/2009/09/thanks-to-all-my-bbs.html]
I pass this award on to all on my blogroll and whoever has commented atleast once in this blog. SOrry guys I couldn’t name & link each of you individually this ‘sabbatical’thing is still on and I also need to read over 100 of your posts.
Now after awards its the Tag. I was tagged by Avada a lonnnnngg time back, sorry girl for the delay. Its called “Fast, furious and danceable songs tag”.
Let me first tell you I am a non-dancer yet the list is very long and I am adding only a few of them.
Lets start with the Southie numbers well South India is my karmabhoomi and I do listen to Southie songs which transcend language barriers.
1. Song Name:Appadi Pode. Movie Name: Gilli (Tamil) – This one is truly fast, furious and danceable.
2. Song Name: ammadi athadi Movie Name: Vallavan (Tamil) – Gosh you should see the energy levels of Simbu, Nayanthara & Reshmi(actors) in the video. Its another very fast number.
3. Song Name: Dole Dole Movie Name: Pokhiri(Telugu, Tamil) – You should listen this song with 1000 watts system its not for the weak hearted the beats just overwhelm you. BTW I think they should have retained this song in Hindi version Salman Starrer “Wanted”.
4. Song Name: June Pona Movie Name: Unnale Unnale (Tamil) – Not as fast and furious as the above ones but still makes my foot tap.
5. Song Name: Jinke Marina Movie Name: Nanda Loves Nanditha (Kannada) – Again its the beats thats real winner.
6. Song Name: Chikku Bukku Railu Movie Name: Jogi (Kannada) – This was the first dance number that used to be played everywhere when I first landed in Bangalore 3 yrs back. So it somehow stayed with me.
Well thats not the list there are so many more songs but as I said I am just giving a sample of songs.
Now for some songs in my mother tongue actually there were no great songs which we could call fast, furious & danceable till Jit Ganguly (Hottest Music Director) hit the Bangla Film Industry. Here are some of his numbers which can compare the Southern or Bollywood.
1. Song Name: Pante Tali Movie Name: Chirodini Tumi je amar – I heard this song was among the first song that was requested to be played in Kolkata’s Disc circuit. The song is a mass one for the snobbish bongs but I like it.  Guru fatafati !!!
2. Song Name: Challenge Nibi na sala Movie Name: Challenge – This is a first true rock number in Bangla movie. It does make you groove, move or whatever.
3. Song Name: Poran Jay joliya Title Movie Name: Poran Jay Joliya – The latest craze in Bengal I am sure.
Well for Jit Ganguly I must say Jio Mama ! Chaliye jao! (Keep it up bosss)
Theres another class of dance songs the “Bhasan” songs with Durga Pujo just around the corner its a very big thing. “Bhasan” means the procession that takes idols for immersion. Marathis do it for Ganesh immersion. We Bengalis do it for all Pujos . If you are in Bengal you might even see Kakimas(Aunties) dancing(We Bongs are very passionate you see) to the beats of Tasha party I don’t know what to call a “Tasha Party” in English. So Some of my “Tasha” favorites.
1. Ek do Teen (Tezaaab) – Everyone knows this one I guess.
2. Dekha na hai re soch na hai re (Bombay to Goa) – The Amitabh starrer one.
3. Dardi rab rab kardi – Daler Mahendi
4. babuji zara dheere chalo – That famous Yana Gupta song from Dum.
5. Sapne Mein Milte hai – The song from Satya
There are many more. Actually I have seldom danced in a “Bhasan” as my role mostly was to ensure the immersion was done properly and all the frenzied dancers return home safe and in one piece. If you don’t get what I mean ask your Kolkata friends.
Besides the above we have all the popular item/dance numbers from Bollywood movies which I am not mentioning. One more thing to make a non-dancer to ‘dance’ my friends say you need a few glasses of daru. Toh Yeh Ganpat chal daru laaaa….
As for Tagging its open for all 😀

Friends I am back from a ‘sabbatical’ of sorts due to work, health, power situation in Bangalore and ‘n’ no. of reasons.

Well this post is about the awards that I received over the month and a Tag 😀

The awards first :

1. Superior Scribbler Award

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I was awarded by Shilpa and IP.

Rules for this award

Each Superior Scribbler must in turn pass The Award on to five most deserving blog friends.

Each Superior Scribbler must link to the author and the name of the blog from whom he/she has received The Award.

Each Superior Scribbler must display The Award on his/her blog and link to the original post at The Scholastic Scribe which explains The Award.

Each blogger who wins The Superior Scribbler Award must visit the original post at The Scholastic Scribe and add his/her name to the Mr. Linky List. That way, we’ll be able to keep up-to-date on everyone who wins This Prestigious Honor.

Each Superior Scribbler must post these rules to his/her blog.

2. SWANK Award

SWANK Award

This one was by Kaddu.

3. Blog Buddies Award

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This one by Vineeta.

An Update: Prahansha has awarded me with “Most Stylish Blogger Award” thats very nice of her and I am really honored.

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Also Nishita has awarded me “I Love UR Blog” award special thanks to her as its great to receive the same award from two friends.

Avada in her Centenary post has given me two more awards. One a very lovely and personalized award where she says “Thanks for being my BLOG BUDDY I really love your blog” a thought which I too have for all of you and the other one “Addicting Blog Award”.

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I pass these awards on to all on my blogroll and whoever has commented atleast once in this blog. SORRY guys I couldn’t name & link each of you individually this ‘sabbatical’thing is still on and I also need to read over 100 of your posts. So you understand my plight.

Now after awards its the Tag. I was tagged by Avada a lonnnnngg time back, sorry girl for the delay. Its called “Fast, furious and danceable songs tag”.

Let me first tell you I am a non-dancer yet the list is very long and I am adding only a few of them.

Lets start with the Southie numbers well South India is my karmabhoomi and I do listen to Southie songs which transcend language barriers.

1. Song Name:Appadi Pode. Movie Name: Gilli (Tamil) – This one is truly fast, furious and danceable.

2. Song Name: ammadi athadi Movie Name: Vallavan (Tamil) – Gosh you should see the energy levels of Simbu, Nayanthara & Reshmi(the actors) in the video. Its another very fast number.

3. Song Name: Dole Dole Movie Name: Pokhiri(Telugu, Tamil) – You should listen to this song with 1000 watts system its not for the weak hearted the beats just overwhelm you. BTW I think they should have retained this song in Hindi version Salman Starrer “Wanted”.

4. Song Name: June Pona Movie Name: Unnale Unnale (Tamil) – Not as fast and furious as the above ones but still makes my foot tap.

5. Song Name: Jinke Marina Movie Name: Nanda Loves Nanditha (Kannada) – Again its the beats thats real winner.

6. Song Name: Chikku Bukku Railu Movie Name: Jogi (Kannada) – This was the first dance number that used to be played everywhere when I first landed in Bangalore 3 yrs back. So it somehow stayed with me.

Well thats not the list there are so many more songs but as I said I am just giving a sample of the songs I like.

Now for some songs in my mother tongue actually there were no great songs which we could call fast, furious & danceable till Jit Ganguly (Hottest Music Director) hit the Bangla Film Industry. Here are some of his numbers which can compete the Southies or Bollywood.

1. Song Name: Pante Tali Movie Name: Chirodini Tumi Amar – I heard this song was among the first ‘Bangla’ song that was requested to be played in Kolkata’s Disc circuit. The song is a mass one for the snobbish bongs but I like it.  Guru fatafati !!!

2. Song Name: Challenge Nibi na sala Movie Name: Challenge – This is a first true rock number in Bangla movie. It does make you groove, move or whatever.

3. Song Name: Poran Jay joliya Title Movie Name: Poran Jay Joliya – The latest craze in Bengal I am sure.

Well for Jit Ganguly I must say Jio Mama ! Chaliye jao! (Keep it up bosss)

Theres another class of dance songs the “Bhasan” songs with Durga Pujo just around the corner its a very big thing. “Bhasan” means the procession that takes idols for immersion. Marathis do it for Ganesh immersion. We Bengalis do it for all Pujos . If you are in Bengal you might even see Kakimas(Aunties) dancing(We Bongs are very passionate you see) to the beats of Tasha party I don’t know what to call a “Tasha Party” in English. So Some of my “Tasha” favorites.

1. Ek do Teen (Tezaaab) – Everyone knows this one I guess.

2. Dekha na hai re soch na hai re (Bombay to Goa) – The Amitabh starrer one.

3. Dardi rab rab kardi – Daler Mahendi

4. babuji zara dheere chalo – That famous Yana Gupta song from Dum.

5. Sapne Mein Milte hai – The song from Satya

There are many more. Actually I have seldom danced in a “Bhasan” as my role mostly was to ensure the immersion was done properly and all the frenzied dancers return home safe and in one piece. If you don’t get what I mean ask your Kolkata friends.

Besides the above we have all the popular item/dance numbers from Bollywood movies which I am not mentioning. One more thing to make a non-dancer to ‘dance’ my friends say you need a few glasses of daru. Toh Yeh Ganpat chal daru laaaa….

As for Tagging its open for all 😀

Tag Dasa : The Brands Tag

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The Blog-a-tonic for the second edition is already declared and Congrats  IP and Govind for wining also BIG THANK YOU to all who have commented on my post (Its the post that received the highest number of comments in history of this blog!). A Very Special Thanks to Sid for voting my post and opening my account  with 4 cheers this time.

Now the Tag its called The Brand Tag. This one by Shilpa. She tagged me when she was in Ladakh but kept us entertained with her ‘offline’ posts.

The Rule

Numerous brands move us in our day to day life. I think brands are like relationships. Do you maintain a good friendship brand? Are you loyal and caring in your brand relationship?

Take any day in your life and chart out the brands you have used.

Well I thought I am not a brand conscious person but just see for yourself How ‘Brands’ feature in my everyday life…

Colgate Logo

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I start my day with them.

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They carry me around the city(Not a very loved ‘Brand’ I guess)


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They provide some ‘entertainment’ to my life along with keeping food fresh and last but not least ‘light’ up my world after sundown.


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They provide most of the apparels I wear (Mother brand of all popular brands in India).


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They are my time keepers/trackers et all.

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Its obvious they connect me to people so that I can express myself.(Wondering How was I doing it before them?)


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This blog is brought to you with help of all of them. For non-IT readers HP for the computer(Desktop, Laptop), Reliance the Internet provider, Microsoft provides the Operating Systems that run the computers which has a free browser also they have something called LiveWriter for composing blogs (Whoa! Bill Gates without you where would I have been). Finally that “W”, man my blog host(WordPress) without them where would ‘Chronicles of a Techie” been. If I am confusing you then please don’t stress your brains this is not for you.


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To use all the about brands I am assisted by them. They are my Bankers, Insurance provider,  Stock broker I mean they are there for most of my finance related matters. Don’t you think its too much dependency in these dicey times.


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What do I say about them, partner for Good Times. Just Chill Chill Just Chill…. Cheers !!! These are not present in my life everyday but couldn’t resist to list them.

OMG never realized so many brands make my day. See thats the advantage of Tags. At times they are a revelation. As far as loyalty is concerned in this era of options and competition I am only loyal to myself.

Now to pass this I would tag anybody who has not done it and has read this post. Please do it and see how brands matter in your everyday life or really do they?

PS: Note to the Brands that didn’t feature above, Kindly extend some ‘exclusive offers’, freebies to me. Who knows you too may be part of my everyday life.

Note: Images are collected from different Internet sources and the owners of the Logos are the Brand owners they are used here for referance purpose.N

Tag Dasa Again :Mind Game

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view_3Guys this one I picked up on my own from Priti . See this what is called addiction now where ever I see tags I start answering the question rather than reading the responses 😛 . Ok Now No Bakwas Seedi baat the Tag’s below.

Tag Rules: It’s harder than it looks!(Mind It). Copy to your own note, erase my answers, enter yours, and tag your friends. Use the first letter of your name to answer each of the following questions. They have to be real… nothing made up!(nahi to police pakedega Sabdhan !!!) If the person before you had the same first initial, you must use different answers. You cannot use any word twice and you can’t use your name for the boy/girl name question. Have Fun!!

1. What is your name: Dhiman

2. A four Letter Word: Deal

3. A boy’s Name: Damien [ Hey it can sound similar ]

4. A girl’s Name: Damayanti

5. An occupation: Dentist

6. A color: Deep Blue or Deep any color

7. Something you wear: Dhoti ( I don’t wear it but could find anything with ‘D’ that I wear…come on itna to chalta hai…Pls..)

8. A food: Dosa, Dhokla, Doughnuts , Dark chocolate, Dahi, Doodh ….. [Want more ha… Food with ‘D’…whole book’s there likhun kya?]

9. Something found in the bathroom: Dirty Laundry.

10. A place: Dhakuria [My house in Kolkata is in that area, How can I name any other place…]

11. A reason for being late: Door jammed and couldn’t get out!! [It can be any door Bathroom, house, car but it jammed so…]

12. Something you shout: Damn it!

13. A movie title: Dostana [Abhisek, John, Priyanka wala!]

14. Something you drink: Director’s special [ 😛 ]

15. A musical group:
Deep Purple

16. An animal: Donkey

17. A Street name: Dhakuria Station Road [This is in my hometown . It  holds lots of memories for me….having walked on it almost everyday for 17-18 yrs ]

18. A type of car: Daimler Chrysler

19. A song title: Dhan Tan na… [Kaminey!!! Radio  Kholo to yehi sunne ko milta hai !]

20. A verb: Develop

Now I tag Shilpa, Roshmi, {The Tag Queens !} Shankar, Vipul, Pal, Sid, Mou, Paritosh, Kaddu, Whats in a name, DazeDiva, Nikita, IndianPundit and all who reads this…. Somebody said “Tags are Good” so do it then.

Image Courtsey : http://archive.student.bmj.com/issues/08/03/life/103.php

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