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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Just a forward... Battle of sexes

I was on my clean-up drive and was clearing up an old account... Here's a silly e-mail chain my friends and I kept adding to for (wow!!!) 22 whole days... Here's unleashing some of the madness... (This was literally a colourful e-mail but blogspot doesn't seem to accept it.. And not in the mood to fiddle with the colours all that much)... One of the silier episodes that I remember of my KPIT training team

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: chetashri
Date: Sat, Aug 25, 2007 at 5:52 PM
Subject: Re: Just for giggles....

Hurray!! That was superb Tejaswini!!!

On 8/25/07, Tejaswini wrote:
OK Parag... let me continue with your story...

Now one thing you can never blame girls for is learning from their mistake. Now on their way back from Lonavala to Pune, they decide to take a local... The guys now confident of their so-called superiority, decide to repeat their previous plan of buying no tickets... The girls smart as they are, realise the guys' folly and all buy tickets. When the TC comes in the gals are safe and sound and guys are kicked out not to mention the penalty they had to pay... They in their over confidence had forgotten locals don't have toilets. :P

On 8/20/07, chetashri wrote:
my god!!! Somebody please take initiative to and keep counting no of replies and we can celebrate the century!!!!!!! :-)

On 8/19/07, parag wrote:

Hey dear, i don know @ others, however i couldn't understand what is the meaning of ur story.......

Hehe.. seriously good one Parag.

Feminist Fairytale

As u know I'm poor in English. mere liye alag se simple english me likha karo.......


Here is one story for u all from my side......... Enjoy....
Boys v/s Girls

who is brilliant a Girl or a Boy ??

7 Girls and 7 Boys are going from PUNE to
Mumbai. So they both gather at Pune Station. Both
groups are desperately trying to prove their


7 Boys take only 1 Ticket and 7 Girls buy all 7
tickets..Girls are desperately waiting for TC to
come...... When TC arrives, All 7 Boys get in one
toilet SO when TC knocks , one hand come out with the
ticket and the TC goes away....Girls say "Dekh


Girls decided, "this time we will prove that we too
are equally SHAANE"....All 7 Girls take 1 Ticket. Boys
don't buy any ticket at all!!!!!..TC
One Boy gets out and knocks the door of Girls
toilet, One hand comes with the tickets, he takes the
ticket and comes in Boys Bathroom... TC DRIVES out
hey! Boys r always smart.....donn u agree boys!!


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Tejaswini
Date: Aug 18, 2007 10:37 PM
Subject: Re: Just for giggles....

Oye Naveen!!!!! Come on do u honestly think either of us believes in this sexist nonsense? Its just that this kind of bashing is fun.. I seriously smile at some of the things the guys come up with... and don't worry no ones fighting.. chill Naveen.. neither are we gals after u guys' blood nor the other way 'round... continue this thread and have a good laugh reading all the things everyone writes..

Thandh rakh Naveen.

On 8/18/07, Naveen wrote:
hey peope what is this keep on fighting on a single topic

what ever it is i believe both are equal as not one exists with out the other
this is fact every one knows abut that then y this contraversies

be cool we have much more thngs to do in life rather than fighting

enough of baashan

uday told us to be profestionals not people in fish market


On 8/18/07, Tejaswini wrote:
Hehe.. seriously good one Parag.

Feminist Fairytale
Once upon a time, in a land far away, a beautiful independent self-assured princess happened upon a frog as she sat contemplating ecological issues on the shores of an unpolluted pond in a verdant meadow near her castle. The frog hopped into the princess's lap
And said: Elegant Lady, I was once a handsome prince, until an evil witch cast a spell upon me. One kiss from you, however, and I will turn back into a dapper, young prince that I am and then, my sweet, we can marry and setup housekeeping in yon castle with my mother, where you can prepare my meals, clean my clothes, bear my children and forever feel grateful and happy doing so.
That night, on a repast of lightly sauteed frogs' legs seasoned in a white wine and onion cream sauce, she chuckled to herself and thought: I don't think so!



On 8/18/07, Indian !!! wrote:
That's Really nice Parag.. hahaha......

On 8/18/07, parag wrote:

WOMAN has MAN in it .

SHE has HE in it.

Mrs . has Mr. in it.

LADY has LAD in it.


MADAM has ADAM in it.

HOSTESS has HOST in it.

FEMALE has MALE in it

and so on the list is never ending

SO NO need to be proud ....Girls
YOU are always incomplete without
Boys....ha ha ha



---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Sumeet
Date: Aug 13, 2007 12:07 AM
Subject: Re: Just for giggles....
i guess only we five (Tejaswini, Parag, Nikhil, Chetashri and Me) are there to add on to this mail. no one in this group are interested to add or speak on the topic... :)

Ok then, we can stop speaking on the topic now... its a high time now... :)


On 8/12/07, Tejaswini wrote:
WOW!!! This mail is being added to for 10 days now :D.. go on ppl.. anymore PJs? Bashing guys or gals to add to this mail?

On 8/10/07, chetashri wrote:
Me too. felt like I dont understand english anymore...............

On 8/10/07, Tejaswini wrote:
Is it just me or is everyone confused after reading Sumeet's comment? No offense, but wat u trying to say here? No further comments..

On 8/8/07, Sumeet wrote:
well, i guess in that case its again man how succedded in confusing the ladies and hence the ladies went on with a wrong conclusion... :)

thats y its said if a girl have buty in her, she dont have brains, and if she have brains, she is not beautiful... :)
buty n brains are like the 2 pollar region for them that can never meet.

he he he he...!!!


On 8/7/07, Tejaswini wrote:
u know Parag... thats ok.. ican understand u r confused.. u meant to say cows and gals as in 'GAI's and gals.. no probs.. chal tujhe maaf kiya

On 8/7/07, parag wrote:

Well Chetashri.......... I think u r correct.
I was wrong........ as i'm always confused between cows and Buffaloes 4m my childhood.
Could u please help me 2 decide ?



---- Forwarded message ----------
From: chetashri
Date: Aug 7, 2007 3:04 AM
Subject: Re: Just for giggles....
may b he means guys n tht shows a woman how confused a man is when he does something on his own!!!!!
this series is going to b a interesting one !!

On 8/7/07, Tejaswini wrote:
@Chetashri: Hey ur just for giggles has proceeded to become an all out Battle of sexes :P

@Parag: Boys and COWS!!!!??????

On 8/6/07, Nikhil wrote:
man this is real funny :-) :-) :-) :-) :-)


On 8/4/07, parag wrote:

Well boys and cows,

what i wana say is.......

Behind every successful man there is a women (many women) because women always run after a successful man.

and now a days

@Behind every successful women....... there is a women*. @

*Also applicable in India.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Nikhil
Date: Aug 3, 2007 7:08 AM
Subject: Re: Just for giggles....
Dear Mam, i want to re correct the sentence

Well Sumeet... maybe wat u mean to say is... Behind every successful man, there is an even MORE SURPRISED WOMAN


On 8/3/07, Tejaswini wrote:
Well Sumeet... maybe wat u mean to say is... Behind every successful man, there is an even MORE successful WOMAN


On 8/2/07, Sumeet wrote:
I guess this may be a reason why it is said that:

Behind every successfully MAN, there is a women - To take away all the incomes and spend them... And behind every successfully WOMEN, there is an exhausting man to accomplish her work. :)


On 8/2/07, chetashri wrote:

Time for some male bashing..... (For a change)
> Q: What is the difference between men and puppies?
> A: Puppies grow up.
> Q: Why do men always have a stupid look on their
> faces?
> A: Because they are...
> Q: What do men have in common with ceramic tiles?
> A: Fix them properly once and you can walk all over
> them forever.
> Q: If you drop a man and a brick out of a plane,
> which one would hit the ground first?
> A: Who cares?????.....(both are equally dense!!)
> Q: What did God say after he created man?
> A: I can do better than this! And then he created
> woman!!!! (Yea)
> Q: What's the difference between an intelligent man
> & a UFO?
> A: I don't know, I've never seen either.
> Q: What are two reasons why men don't mind their own
> business?
> A: i) no mind ii) no business
> Q: Why did Moses wander in the desert for 40 years?
> A:! Because even back then men wouldn't ask for
> directions ..LOL!!!
> Q: What is the difference between men and pigs?
> A: Pigs don't turn into men when they drink...
> Q: What do you do with a man who thinks he's God's
> gift?
> A: Exchange him!!
> Q: Why do men like smart women?
> A: Opposites attract.
> Pass this on to some women who need a laugh..
> And to men who can handle it!

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posted by Tejaswini Shenoy at 12:54 AM 1 comments

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Ajab Prem ki Gajab Kahani...

I have to start by saying... I have never seen a more stupid, absurd, illogical, dumb and ridiculous movie... But I also have to say, I haven't laughed this much while watching a movie in a long time... I would have said this is a little like those petty Priyadarshan movies where everyone keeps running for no reason and the USP is the physical comedy contained... But, this one does have a story... though not all that Gajab... you know what's gonna happen in the end... Arre bhai aakhir hindi movie hai...

The story is about the happy-go-lucky, President of Happy Club, Prem. Never one for responsibility or studying or working... the guy lives a chilled out life surrounded by his equally good-for-nothing friends...

Life follows a simple, stammering, vegetarian way, until he meets and falls in love with Jenny(he falls in love... and gaana begins), a vegetarian, stammering soul mate... Raised by a family she considers her own and which still considers her the orphan they brought home, she finds acceptance in Prem's motley crew...

All is well with Prem and Jenny until one day when Prem decides to tell her his 'dil ka haal' (cut... another song)... They are to meet at Boat Club... but she doesn't turn up... she is in Goa where she is to marry the boy her 'parents (who don't accept her as their daughter normally until the point where her marrige to the guy would help ensure a decent life style for them)'... No she loves someone else...

Prem obviously decides to help her out... the twist? The person she loves is not Prem but someone else, Rahul, the son of a Hindu minister up for election...

Ok.. honestly its not much of a story to continue with... blah.. blah.. blah.. in the end she realizes she loves Prem.. Tada end of story...

The movie has its moments... undoubtedly... the fight towards the end reminded me of Andaaz Apna apna and Prem Deewane... in fact there are many parts of the movie which reminded me of many different movies... But the fight sequence was truly funny... something out of a Tom and Jerry cartoon (actually now that I think of it, the fight also reminds me of this one episode of Tom and Jerry in which Tom's mouse-loving nephew comes over to learn from Tom the art of mouse catching)...

To be very very precise, this is a fun movie which you go to watch with your friends to just relax... but a word of advice... leave your brain at home (Thanks Mukta for the warning... I definitely benefited from it...)

The movie is riddled with the most misplaced songs... if you thought Wanted was a movie where they could have done away with songs at the most inopportune moments, this is even less appealing

So ratings... 2 for the movie, 1/4 for the chase sequence when they bhagaofy Jenny from Goa, 1/4 for the misplaced but fun songs and 1/2 for the end fight... it was simply absurd... in total 3 stars... Will remember this movie for its absurdity so has to score more than average and even more.. better than London Dreams... so the total of 3 stars... ***


posted by Tejaswini Shenoy at 8:04 PM 1 comments

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

The long and short of it...

As a kid, many a times has the swing outside Blossom Beauty Parlour seen me crying after amma had taken me there to have my hair cut... Considering I wanted long hair, amma didn't want to bother with my hair and annu loved my hair cropped to a boy cut, you can understand who lost the fight AND her hair... After amma had dragged me screaming and wailing to the parlour, I would beg and plead with amma not to have my hair cut into a boy cut... Though I now understand her sentiments, I always hated having my hair cut short then...

The Blossom parlour lady had intervened on the situation once by suggesting a Ponds cut.. something the female in the Ponds ad had back then... Now, though I didn't remember what the model looked like in the ad, I knew for sure no female in an ad would have a boy cut... So I readily agreed to her cutting my hair to the Ponds cut... Now for anyone who knows what a Ponds cut is, this was again a disaster since a Ponds Cut is a marginally feminine boy cut... Obviously since I had agreed to the cut and I was too proud to show how distressed I was to see to see my hair back to being short, it was again the swing which had to bear the brunt of rust due to my salty tears...

While going to the dentist couldn't prompt a reaction so strong... (I have always maintained, Dr. Vaze's reception is like my second home, so often have I sat there), a visit to the parlour sure would have me crying buckets of tears...

Amma had never plaited her own hair when in school and though her hair was curlier, bushier and wilder than mine, she would tie it in a huge pony tail once she went to college... so she never really learnt or had the patience to plait her or my hair... And needless to say, with a daughter who needed to be coaxed out of bed by 5:30 to get ready for school at 7, amma really couldn't manage running after me Taare Zameen Par style making me get ready by time the school ricksha-waale kaka came to our door...

At 16, with school behind me, I finally had the freedom to let my hair grow... Now 9 years hence, Blossom is long closed down... and no one has seen me with a boy-cut or a Ponds cut or a Diana Cut or whatever else it is called in these past years...

...That was until the fateful saturday 3 days ago when we went to my now regular parlour... The owner of the parlour wasn't there... The woman with the scissors frowned when I said I want my hair short upto my ears and I guess that was all she was thinking of when I told her I want the rest in steps... A STEP CUT... The first inkling of the fact that I won't see my longer than shoulder length hair for the next few months came when amma gasped behind me and I felt the fan's coolness on my neck... I was officially back to sporting the Ponds cut...

Surprisingly, I love my short hair... absolutely no maintenance, expecially for one as lazy as me... I keep the window rolled down on the highway and won't bother with a scarf... Most friends have been quite encouraging and have complimented me on the way my hair looks and the way it suits me; Although some people have said... :O Ye baal kyon kaate? I mean, bura nahi lagta... par kyuuuuuuuun??? Or.. ka? ka? ka?

The best thing, though, about hair is, it grows back... be it a few weeks or a few months... atleast when you cut it of your own volition... So I live in the hope that I shall braid my hair again a few months from now... and until then... I need to find all my missing hair pins so that my hair doesn't get wet in the shower...


posted by Tejaswini Shenoy at 12:54 AM 5 comments

Monday, November 2, 2009

London Dreams...

Arjun (Ajay) has this dream of singing at Wembley London Mannu(aka Manjeet Khosla)(Salman) is his devoted friend

Arjun lands in London, struggles to get closer to his dreams and one day returns to Bhatinda to take Mannu with him as a backup vocalist of sorts... only Mannu not only outshines him on stage, he also scores over Arjun when it comes to heart of Arjun's love, Priya. So, wild with jealousy Arjun, with the help of one of the band members gets Mannu hooked on drugs. In the end, sach baahar aata hai and Mannu returns thinking that he is a threat to his friend's dream. All should have been well that ends in a happily ever after were it not for a really boring last song

The movie is unique in that it is absolutely unmemorable... it isn't as funny as any of the Priyadarshan run-around-hitting-people-in-the-head physical comedies or as intense as Ajay Devgan's acting in HDDCS... It isn't pathetic like the much hyped Ghajini and it isn't as good as TZP (OK I understand none of the examples I give share a common genre or audience of movies) It isn't crisp.. the end of the movie drags...

Flaws and strong points:
Asin is shown hanging out with the band all day long and late into the night... how her conservative father never realises this is beyond my comprehension
Ajay.. Ajay..Ajay... :'( That's all I can say
Mannu... As a kid as well as the not-so-grown-up, chasing after girls Romeo... is so well portrayed... Totally unexpected... seriously.. Salman's job is commendable and does justice to the character he plays

Acting-wise... character-wise...
Salman takes over the movie as Mannu takes over in the movie... His character is soooooo endearing even when he is chasing after all those girls and getting drunk... you can't help feeling awww about him
Ajay has one blank frown through the movie... absolutely none of the intensity which had made me so desperately want to watch the movie... I for one couldn't have understood what was supposed to have been happening in his mind if I had just seen his walking... rushing along the Thames... and not listened to the words...
Asin... well I seriously don't know what she was doing in the band or in the movie... but atleast she doesn't over-act like in Ghajini
Rannvijay... (I'm sooooooooo in love with that guy since I have been watching Roadies... anyway...) has probably shown more of the vengeance that I had expected from Ajay
Aditya... Again...??? The last confrontation between him and his bro is.. like.. seriously... ??? Thoda to chehre pe expression dikha hota mannn!!!

My rating: ** + 1/2 * ekkshtra only for Salman


posted by Tejaswini Shenoy at 12:09 AM 2 comments