Sunday, February 15, 2009
Wednesday, February 04, 2009
Kalwa station is surrounded by slums on the eastern side. Me and a female friend of mine bought cigarettes from a paan-shop nearby and were happily smoking. In a couple of minutes, a few youngsters walked towards us and asked in a high-handed tone, "Idhar kya kar rahe ho?" Before we could reply, a middle-aged woman came and turning towards my friend asked, "Yeh kya kar rahi tu?" Our obvious "Cigarette pi rahe hain" reply seemed to have got their goats. The woman then proceeded to shout at us about how my friend was spoiling the people around her by smoking. One of her statements is still stuck in my mind, "Tujhe dekh ke bachhe bhi cigarette piyenge." With me in no mood to relent, the argument seemed all set to turn nasty. Sensing my anger, my friend threw away her cigarette in disgust and suggested that we walk away. And thats what we did.
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Take a bow, Viru. You are a GENIUS.
Saturday, December 06, 2008
An Unsung Hero
Over the past few days, I have heard quite a few people criticize (almost ridicule) Hemant Karkare, Vijay Salaskar and Ashok Kamte for being 'stupid' enough to travel in the same vehicle during the Bombay terror attacks.
Its oh-so-fucking easy to say this. Hindsight is always 20/20. In a situation, like the one that was panning out, were they supposed to wait till 3 vehicles would escort them, one by one? Was ASI Tukaram Omble 'stupid' as well, when he chased down the terrorists on his bike and then grappled with one of them, fully knowing that the terrorist had an AK-47 in hand?
And for all those who are claiming that the 'elites' are displaying double-standards with their Gateway March, when all this while they never paid attention when the 'aam aadmi' died in train blasts, I have just one question to ask: Who the fuck stopped you from organizing these protest marches back then?
Thursday, December 04, 2008
Wednesday, December 03, 2008
Shivraj Patil - "Before I could reach there, the terrorists who had attacked one of the hospitals, the Cama Hospital, had left and those who attacked the railway station had also left."
Did you expect them to wait and bomb your ass off? Actually, that would have been much better.
Vilasrao Deshmukh - "The state had not got any specific intelligence reports warning about the terror attack."
To, Mr. Vilasrao.
We plan to bomb Hotel Taj Mahal on the 26th of November at 10 pm. Hope to see you there.
Seriously, what is this shit about specific information? Probably, he wanted the terrorists to post an RDX-scented letter to the PMO's office.
RR Patil - "Aisa nahin hai. Itne bade shahar mein chhota hadsa ho jata hai. To total failure nahin hai."
He could have added, "Hey, Senorita" at the start.
Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi - "Some women wearing lipstick and powder have taken to streets in Mumbai and are abusing politicians, thus spreading dissatisfaction against democracy. This is what terrorists are doing in Jammu and Kashmir."
Which world does this joker live in?
The dumbest question ever asked... Barkha Dutt to Shantanu Saikia - "What have you been telling your kids about their mother?" Shantanu broke down on hearing the question and Barkha has the shamelessness to say, "I hope we haven't upset you with these questions."
Friday, November 28, 2008
Thursday, November 27, 2008
The sheer audacity of the terrorists who attacked Bombay stuns me. Its one thing to surreptitiously leave bombs at crowded places like markets and local trains. But to carry arms and ammunition and open fire on the road is something completely unseen here. It almost feels surreal.
Thankfully, havent heard or read any 'Spirit of Bombay' and such shit today.
And, why oh why do these chutiya news channel reporters/presenters have to shriek on air?
Sunday, November 23, 2008
36 Chowringhee Lane
Chalti ka Naam Gaadi
Chaudhvin ka Chand
Do Aankhen Barah Haath
The Motorcycle Diaries by Che Guevara
The Enchantress of Florence by Salman Rushdie
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Friday, November 14, 2008
Movies added to my collection: Bhumika, Bazaar, Nishant, Ankur, Hare Rama Hare Krishna, Teesri Kasam, Jis Desh Mein Ganga Behti Hai, Do Bigha Zameen and Shatranj Ke Khiladi.
Woe betide the guy who rammed his briefcase onto my ribs. You bastard! (in Kangana Ranaut style)
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Just cant stop laughing at that Matrix-like pose. Neo, you've got kampitishan.
Monday, November 10, 2008
1. Quite a few girls with plunging necklines.
2. The smell of camphor and incense sticks.
3. Helped reaffirm my belief in the futility of god.