Monday, May 31, 2010

Tickets On EMI 0% Interest – Jet Airways

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Now whenever you need to fly, money should be the last thing on your mind. You can simply purchase your ticket on with your SBI Credit Card and pay back the amount over six months in six easy installments, and that too at 0 % interest. Your EMI would be calculated as 1/6th of the total ticket value.

For example, if a ticket costs INR 3000 then your EMI would be 3000/6 which is INR 500. So simple, it’s child’s play. Go ahead, fly easy and pay easy.

Offer valid from May 14, 2010 till November 05, 2010.


FaceBook Privacy Issues


Move The Attachment And Other Icon Indication - Gmail


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4 GB USB Flash Drive Cufflinks

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It’s surprising what one can find when trying to keep oneself busy.

Ek Tasveer…

When I am making my trips to India, I don’t want to take my Davidoff billfold with me. The main reason being, that it’s a bit bigger than the standard wallets. Basically, it’s just that I have a separate wallet for India (I have my quirks). So, whenever I am travelling - I switch wallets, and end up carrying her photograph as well.

Every time I switch between wallets, I pause for a minute – looking at the photograph. Thinking – “why do I still carry it along?” And then …….

Koi rishta nahin raha, phir bhi
ek tasveer laazmi si hai

Dafn kar do humen ki saans mile
nabz kuch der se thammi si hai

Shaam se aankh mein nammi si hai
aaj phir aap ki kammi si hai

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Sad news. I had earlier posted about my cousin’s husband undergoing dialysis (Kidney Failure). Well, he passed away. We found out on Thursday just before I was about to leave for the airport for my flight to Bombay.

Thanks to KK, managed to get a ticket done for my cousin brother to Delhi. The BITCH sitting at the Gulf Air counter caused some tension, but then – yelling always seems to work. She wouldn’t give me her name and the whore wasn’t wearing her name tag. Finally got another Gulf Air staff to sort things out.

Was thinking about putting up a complaint with Gulf Air for putting up idiots on the check in counter, but to be honest, don’t have the time or the energy. Lots of other matters to attend to.

Right now, just trying to keep my head occupied.

Monday, May 24, 2010


Oil Spill




Ishq Mein Jaan Se Guzarte Hain Guzarne Vaale

Ameer Minai…

Ishq mein jaan se guzarte hain guzarne vaale
Maut ki raah nahin dekhte, marne vaale

Aakhiri vaqt bhi puraa na kiya vaadaa-e-vasl
Aap aate hi rahe - mar gaye marne vaale

Uthe aur kuchaa-e-mahabuub mein pahunche aashiq
Ye musaafir nahin raaste mein thaharne vaale

Jaan dene ka kahaa maine to hans kar bole
Tum salaamat raho har - roz ke marne vaale

Aasmaan pe jo sitaare nazar aaye 'ameer'
Yaad aaye mujhe daag apne ubharne vaale

Europe Economy


Higher Taxes To Curb Binge Drinking

NEW DELHI: India will soon crack the whip on binge drinking through higher taxes and tighter marketing regulations against alcoholic products.
For the first time, delegations from all 193 member states of the World Health Organization reached consensus at the World Health Assembly on a resolution to confront the abuse of alcohol.


Sigh… khushi bardaasht nahin hoti! Is it like a collective decision was taken by the people in authority that it’s unacceptable for the common man to find any happiness in life? Not even temporary happiness?

I don’t get it. I honestly don’t. There are shit loads of problems to take care of, and here we have delegations being held for THIS!?? Without a doubt, the most jobless specimens of the human race are to be found in government bodies and such delegations.

CSI Cheney


Air Hostess’ Tweet

Hate goodbyes, but guess it's time: AI air hostess


I do feel sorry for the victims, I am not THAT insensitive. But all this Re-Tweeting their last tweets, sharing their Facebook status messages, following their Twitter accounts – a bit too much, don’t you think? Not to mention, totally pointless.

Let the families grieve. India TV and Star News can surely wait for a while before they come up with their ‘EXCLUSIVE’ show which in all likelihood would be titled ‘Kya Sujata jaanti thi ke ye uss ki aakhri udaan hogi’ and then an hour or two of repeated dialogues accompanied by cheap animations, shitty music, filmy narrative - interrupted by 10 minute commercial breaks.



It’s hard to believe that Mitali Parekh couldn’t think of anything better than this crap. I am sure there can be several possible titles which would have been just as catchy.



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BlackBerry Bold 9800 - Leaked








Unn Se Humen Kuch Kaam Nahin Hai

Sheri Bhopali…

Unn se humen kuch kaam nahin hai
dil ko magar aaraam nahin hai

Meri tabaahi - mera muqaddar
aap pe kuch ilzaam nahin hai

Ishq hai aisaa aalam jiss mein
subah nahin hai shaam nahin hai

Husn ke jalve maangne vaalo
ishq ki daulat aam nahin hai

Hum ko na apna kah ke pukaaro
ye to humaaraa naam nahin hai

Itna bhi kya "sheri" se takalluf
aisaa to vo badanaam nahin hai

Sunday, May 23, 2010

LSD (Love Sex Aur Dhokha)


I am guessing someone watched Crash (2004), liked the concept of different stories linked with each other and decided to attempt a production along similar lines.

Yes, it’s been tried several times in Bollywood and Hollywood but I honestly can’t think of any film that would even come close to handling the concept as well as it was done by the makers of Crash. Seriously, Babel sucked (my view) – and that’s just ONE of the many films that tried out this concept.

Coming back to LSD - I found it disappointing. In my view, all the effort seems to have gone into coming up with a title that would grab headlines - and nothing else.

Give it a pass.

Oye Lucky Lucky Oye


I know it’s an old film. I just happened to watch it the other day. Really enjoyed it.

Abhay Deol – impressive.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Acer Launches ‘Netvertible’



Netvertible - combination of a Tablet and a NetBook

  • 11.6-inch swivel-screen multitouch panel (1,366 x 768 resolution)
  • Up to 8GB of DDR3 RAM
  • 1.3GHz Core 2 Duo SU7300 processor
  • Integrated Intel GMA 4500MHD graphics
  • HDMI / VGA outputs
  • 250GB or 320GB hard drive
  • Integrated media card slot
  • 802.11a/b/g/n WiFi
  • VGA webcam
  • Bluetooth 2.1+EDR
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • 6-cell battery
  • Multitouch trackpad
  • Colour options including diamond black, sapphire blue and ruby red
  • 64-bit copy of Windows 7 Home Premium

£599.99 ($886)


Engadget Link

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Smallville – Season 9


Done with Season 9. Callum Blue as Zod is a huge disappointment. Horrible job by the casting team.

As it is the show isn’t as enjoyable as it used to be. To add to that, the writers have been turning this show into a bloody Ekta Kapoor serial, where people just won’t open their mouth and spit it out - BUT are more than happy to create pointless confusion / misunderstanding. Where people make decisions based on one phrase uttered by a character. Where you just keep adding characters and bringing back old ones not really knowing where you are going.

Highly unlikely that this show is going to get back to what it used to be.

The Expendables


This should be a fun film. Looking forward to this release.

A group of mercenaries is hired to infiltrate a South American country and overthrow its ruthless dictator. Once the mission begins, the men realize things aren't quite as they appear, finding themselves caught in a dangerous web of deceit and betrayal. With their mission thwarted and an innocent life in danger, the men struggle with an even tougher challenge -- one that threatens to destroy this band


The Men Who Stare At Goats


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I was expecting something else.

Great cast and I am not sure that this film is deserving of the names appearing in the credits. Not a film I am likely to remember or recommend to friends. Watchable, but pretty much pointless.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Public Notice ??!!?

Saw this one in Mid Day. I Blanked out the face, name and address.

Had a tough time accepting that there are idiots like N. Khaleel in this world (the guy who published the ‘Public Notice’)

Take this aspect into consideration????

May 15 2010 Mid Day

Have ‘ THERE’ Dream Homes Too ??!!


This Ad was featured in DNA (15th May 2010)



I don’t know if Sanjay Dutt approved this before this was published, but didn’t ANYONE (at all) read it before it was sent out?

It’s really sad. I mean, doesn’t anyone read what they send out to print? Not the advertising company, not the PR agents, not the Printing Department, Not the Marketing Managers… NO ONE?!?

If Trishul Builders are going to help anyone fulfil their dreams, I believe it would be better if they started off by hiring someone who has basic reading / writing skills.



Sunday, May 9, 2010

PACI SMS Service




  • To Renew: Send R space civil id number to 1889988
  • To Inquire: Send I space civil id number to 1889988

Friday, May 7, 2010

Battery Bracelet


Ristobandobatteri.. !!??

err.. it would probably go really well with Batman’s Utility Belt.


Thursday, May 6, 2010

Yahoo’s New Ad Campaign Takes A Shot At Google

The video is from WSJ and it might not load all at once.

Yahoo has spent about 85 million USD on their new ad campaign, and if the rest of the ad campaign is along the same lines as this ad, then I have to say – What a waste!

If the campaign follows the same theme, then they have just spent 85 million dollars to tell you exactly what’s wrong with Yahoo.

It’s the clutter. Google doesn’t have the clutter. You go to a search page to search.

‘A place you want to stay’ …. Why the hell would I want to stay or linger on a search page or homepage??!!




Wednesday, May 5, 2010


Obama LightYear


Shola Tha Jal-Bujhaa Hoon - Havaayen Mujhe Na Do

Ahmed Faraz…

Shola tha jal-bujhaa hoon - havaayen mujhe na do
Main kab ka jaa chuka hoon - sadaayen mujhe na do

Jo zahar pii chuka hoon, tum hi ne mujhe diya
ab tum to zindagi ki duaayen mujhe na do

Aisa kahin na ho ke palat kar na aa sakuun
Har baar duur jaa ke sadaayen mujhe na do

Kab mujh ko aiteraaf-e-muhabbat na thaa 'faraaz'
Kab main ne ye kahaa thaa - sazaayen mujhe na do

Dropbox Android App and Mobile API Now Available


Dropbox app for BlackBerry has been Coming Soon for a while now. Sigh.

Trying to keep myself busy and not think of .. well just not think. Going crazy as it is. Just noticed yesterday that I haven’t shaved for a while and I really could use one. Somehow, just slipped my mind this morning.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Bhuli Bisri Chand Ummeeden, Chand Fasaane Yaad Aaye


Razi Tirmazi…

Bhuli bisri chand ummeeden, chand fasaane yaad aaye
tum yaad aaye aur tumhaare saath zamaane yaad aaye

Dil ka chaman shaadaab thaa phir bhi khaak si udhati rahti thi
kaise zamaane - ai gham-e-jaanaa, tere bahaane yaad aaye

Thandi sard havaa ke jhonke aag lagaakar chhod gaye
phuul khile shaakhon pe naye, aur dard puraane yaad aaye

Hansne vaalon se darte the, chhup chhup kar ro lete the
gahri gahri soch mein duube, do dewaane yaad aaye

Monday, May 3, 2010

Cover Her Face – P.D. James


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It’s an old publication. In fact, it’s her debut novel, and not a bad one. The first P.D. James book I read was A Certain Justice, and decided I would like to read more of her books.

Even though I had figured out the identity of the killer (seemed rather obvious to me at least), it still made a good read.

Amazon Link

Tanha Tanha Mat Socha Kar


Farhat Shahzaad…

Tanha tanha mat socha kar
Mar jaayega, mat socha kar

Pyaar ghadi bhar ka hi bahut hai
Jhuutha sachcha, mat socha kar

Jiss ki fitarat hi dassna ho
Wo to dassega, mat socha kar

Dhuup mein tanha kar jaata hai
Kyon ye saaya, mat socha kar

Apna aap ganwa kar tune
Kya paaya hai, mat socha kar

Maan mere 'shahzaad' vagarana
Pachhataayega - mat socha kar

Saturday, May 1, 2010

My Flight Back

I don’t usually bother with the in-flight entertainment. I keep a book in my backpack which I turn to, to keep myself occupied. But this time, I had to look up at what was available. It wasn’t because I forgot to keep a book. It was because of this female sitting in the seat behind me.

Just wouldn’t shut up. She had a baby with her. Coochy cooing your baby might seem cute to many people, but there is a limit. At least for me. I mean.. hogaya yaar. Ek baar, do baar, BAS! Then it stops being cute.

Yapping away. I hope you have changed the menu. I don’t like the food served on Jet Airways. Oh you haven’t changed the menu. Ok I will have this and this and this. What is this.. Ok I will have that too. This sounds good. Yes. I will have that too.

This is when she doesn’t like the menu. Imagine how it would be if the menu was to her taste!

The thing that got me to pull out the headset was this idiot asking the flight attendant: Is the champagne good? Is the soup better or the salad?


In one way, it was nice she was yapping away. It annoyed me so much that I pulled out the headphones and started going through the in-flight entertainment. Movies and all that – err.. don’t really enjoy watching movies in a plane. I can’t comment or criticise and no one is there to listen to it even if I do. So I went over to the music selection they had.

Ahhh.. for the next 3 hrs and 45 minutes, I was in a trance. They had a category for Ghazals and I spent the entire flight time listening to Mehdi Hassan. Goes great with Bacardi and coke.

The flight attendant was kind enough to keep it flowing and thankfully remembered how I like my drink. I really forgot everything else. Yes .. EVERYTHING else. The head just went blank. Music in my ears, Bacardi down my throat. Definitely drowned out that annoying bitch in the seat behind mine.

Some of the ghazals I listened to:

  • Bhooli Bisri Chand Ummeedain
  • Shola Tha Jal Boojha Hoon
  • Duniya Kissi Ke Pyar Mein
  • Tanha Tanha Mat Socha Kar
  • Zindagi Mein To Sabhi
  • Apno Ne Diye Gham

Would be awesome if I had a stroke in the flight or the plane would crash or something. I would have died in peace. Here I am again – looking forward to… in fact HOPING for death. Ab aur nahin hota. Tired of feeling helpless and useless.

Zindagi hai bewafaa… dhokha dekar jaayegi
Maut hai meri dilruba… saath lekar jaayegi.

Limca – Doobo Taazgi Mein

Really like this ad. Could be the song. Could be the voice. May be it’s Hrishita’s hair cut.

Thank You

A big thanks to friends and colleagues for their kind concern and well wishes.

Yousef, I can’t thank you enough for all your support and being so understanding. Really appreciate it, mate. Don’t know what to say or do to show my appreciation. Thank you is all I can come up with.

Thanks to Aziz, Dada, Esam, Fakhry, Jen, Neelu, Pride, Sasha, Sean, Shauki, Srijith, Vini (the order the names appear in is alphabetic. There is no other reason why some names are appearing before others. Just a big thank you to all of you).