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Finding a Perfect Match February 18, 2007

Posted by PagMax in Humor, Match Making, Valentine Day.
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Earlier this week we celebrated Valentines Day. A lovely day for all those who are in love or at least that’s what Hallmark would like us to believe.  So, trusting Hallmark, Last V-day I had decided to get a date for myself for this V-day.  A target to be achieved over one year. My responsible parents also helped me in my goal by introducing me to few girls as  a part of “modern arranged marriage”. I briefly appeared in few commercial matrimonial websites and was introduced to few more girls. At the end of one year, to achieve my target, this V-day I went to my local grocery store and bought dates for $1.49 a pound. I must say I enjoyed my dates.  They were seedless.

Now this made me think why after one year, I was eating dates and watching my university loose at home in a lousy basketball game, instead of being on a candle light dinner with one of the million girls I was introduced to. (ok, not that many, but close. very close).

So the question is: is it something in me which girls find freaky or is it something in girls, I really find freaky. Former would be true for 90 percent of them, but for rest of the 10 percent, there was something surely about them which totally freaks me out. I decided to talk about the characteristics of those 10 percent by pointing out just the few things about them or what they said which really annoyed me.

1) “I am Fun-loving, confident and smart”: Most ridiculously overused adjectives on shaadi dot com and if you still describe yourself with any of these then you must be banished for your life for extreme lack of creativity.  Do you really think by saying this you are pointing out any specific characteristics about you.  Some other cliched adjectives which are generally used for describing their life partner are ‘caring and understanding’. Ok, thanks for pointing that out. I would have given a damn about you otherwise.

2) “You should make me Laugh”: I  SHOULD? These women think men are made for the sole purpose of their entertainment. So just a note for these pretty ladies…You have not hired me from your local Rent-A-Clown company. Do not expect me to tickle your ribs the moment I start talking to you. Go get a life for yourself than expecting me to bring that for you.

3) “I am not your Average Girl”: I just felt like shooting her from within my computer. You are not MY average girl? MY MY? who is MY average girl? and why is AVERAGE girl mine? and what makes you above average? and what makes others AVERAGE? If you think that just by using over-gloating language like this, you could bring awe around you, you are hallucinating.

4) Ma, Moi, Da:  Now it must be “french and classy” way of saying, “me, my and the” but I hate it. I do not know why and may be I am not justified, but I hate it. I just get an impression that you are trying to be extra classy. May be I just dont like classy women. or may be I just prefer plain English. So if you are just going Ma, Moi over me, we are not going too far.

5)”What TYPE of girl you are looking far?”:  This is surely a very innocent question which most of the girls have for guys, but with all due respect, I am not out for my car shopping with a “type” in my mind. And how many “types” are out there anyway? And if you still want to know, read this post.

6)”Tell me about yourself”: Again another innocent question, but do you mind if I answer this only during my job interview? Can you ask something else? more specific more friendly?

7) Pink Loving girls: I understand that girls like to be pinkish but there should be a limit. A serious limit. A girl wrapped from head to toe in pink with pink bag, pink ipod and pink water bottle, pink shoes, pink scarf is more repulsive than Karan Johar. Ok not that repulsive, but still repulsive enough.

As random as this post was, the only point I am trying to make is how different words could relay different messages to different people and how funny the entire process of online matchmaking is.  Even after being introduced to someone for “understanding better” their “compatibility” as a life partner, and chatting/talking to them for days, weeks or even months, I understand them no better than I understand Arundati Roy.

Other than that, I intend no disrespect to anyone except for Karan Johar and Arundati Roy.

The actual question is do you ever really understand someone? Does talking, chatting or for that matter even falling in love with someone really helps in making a better decision as opposed to traditional arranged marriage where you skip the entire process and just get married!

Macs have no viruses November 23, 2006

Posted by sk in Apple, Humor, Microsoft, windows, Zune.
6 comments

 

Flamebait? No?

In other tech news, Sidebar Geek, Brandon LeBlanc has a nice video of the Zune. By the way, our team is divided over the Zune, in case you haven’t already noticed it. planetsk didn’t like it. I did. ramare is too busy wondering why the product wasn’t marketed well to care about it. parmanu is not interested in it simply because he won’t be able to install LaTex on it.

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Love me or hate me October 10, 2006

Posted by sk in Blogroll, Humor, Kollywood, movies, Music, YouTube.
5 comments

Many of you may have already seen the famous “Eef you come today” video. If not, don’t worry, you can watch it here.

Well, here’s another great song sung by the Late Kannada Superstar, Dr. Rajkumar himself. Good stuff!!! :p

Now you know why Veerappan kidnapped him!

Get a MacBook September 21, 2006

Posted by sk in Computers & Internet, Humor, Technology and Software.
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errr… because your cat will love it.

UPDATE: Mr. Tismarkhan convinced me not to stop blogging about software, so here’s another post (I’m grouping it with the Mac one). If, like me, you constantly work with (as in read) pdf files and are frustrated at how slow Adobe Acrobat Reader is, Foxit Reader is a nice and light alternative. Version 2.0 was released a few days back. It’s available for download at: http://www.foxitsoftware.com/. This is what they have to say about the software:
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Indian Idol September 13, 2006

Posted by sk in Blogroll, Bollywood, Humor, Music, National.
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Posting blogs on this site has been a very humbling experience for me during the last few days. I blogged about computers and software and no one cared a bit (pun intended). I tried my hand at humor and no one laughed. I tried to write a post about tennis and it turned out to be a double bagel (“Aargh!!! stop it already, it’s not even funny! Idiot!”). I even threatened to stop blogging but no one took note. So, I’ve decided to change tactics. Today’s blog is a my first attempt at a serious post (inspired by my cousin, Sriram :-)). It’s a pretty short post, because I have no idea what to write, but this is something I’ve been wanting to do for a long long time now. If this doesn’t work, I may have to take some tips from our MVP, Mr. Tismarkhan. So here goes:

This post is about two musical geniuses, Anu Malik and Himesh Reshammiya. Both of them are undoubtedly world class music composers, but I’m not going to get into that. In fact, this post is about their singing talents.

Anu Malik has been singing in Bollywood movies for over a decade now. Very few singers have the range that Anu Malik has in his voice. He has a brilliant command over the seven notes. When he sings “Dekho baarish ho rahi hai… it’s raining, it’s raining, it’s raining” or “tan tana tan tan tan tara. chalti hai kya nau se baara”, it’s very hard (in fact, impossible) not to stop everything that you’re doing and take notice. As lyricist Javed Akhtar once righly said, “There’s one earth, one sun, and one Anu.” His voice makes you feel alive.

Himesh Reshammiya has just started to establish himself in Bollywood. This multi-faceted personality not only sings and composes music, he also does perhaps the best Tarzan impersonation. His “Oh-ooooh-oh-oh” puts even Tarzan to shame. Emraan Hashmi should consider himself honored that such a great personality has done playback for him. Jagjit Singh once commented, “There are only three things in the 20th Century that would be remembered: Himesh’s birth,man’s conquest of the moon, and the breaking of the Berlin Wall.” He is unparalleled in the film industry.

In my opinion, Anu Malik is the greatest singer in the world (which explains why I have a bigger image of his). What do you think? Which one of these two deserves to be called the best singer in India (the world?). Or is it Bappi Lahari? Incidentally, he’s going to sing for A.R.Rahman in Guru. I wonder how Rahman manages to spot all this talent.

By the way, if you’re wondering, the mantle view of the images was done in Microsoft Max. Of course, why would you care?

Disclaimer: Most quotes etc. were about Lata and I borrowed them from here.