Sunday, February 28, 2010
Monday, February 22, 2010
Monday, February 15, 2010
Tuesday, February 09, 2010
How can you deny these puppy dog eyes a First Birthday Party? Mera number aayega na?
As my mantra of the year is to consume less and recycle more, I did not buy any vases for the party (even though the serviced apartment had none) , I used assorted baskets (this one is used to fish!!) with a mug of water inside to hold my center pieces (leaving me more money to buy my fav rajnigandha). I used earthen platters (that are usually put under flowerpots) to hold my floating candles.
We walked to the rooftop (where the party was held) to discover a full moon (totally unplanned) ...followed by fireworks as part of some celebrations in the neighbourhood !! This totally sets the bar HIGH for anything arhaan might plan for us in the future!!!
Considering most of the guests were people who didnt Love Arhaan From The Beginning and I just couldnt have that, I decided to bring them up to speed with his story. I decided to print a selection of pics from the past year...remember Nur Jehan exclaiming Hai Allah! Na na kardian wi solan ho gai nain (sixteen and counting even when I am being reticent) while listing her paramours , so even though I wanted a brief snapshot to the year so far I came up with 70!! In the end I decided to print them all, commissioned the clothesline and draped them with marigolds and some of the fairy lights used elsewhere. Im pretty sure I had seen this some place else, perhaps here
this sorry looking cat is Arhaan's fav Kit the Kat.
For a kid who was only given one new thing a month (and most of the times it was not a toy ...Ive even gifted him his bath tub, a feeding bowl and a hat) the sight of birthday presents (clearly some had a tough time understanding Your Presence is Present Enough) had him overwhelmed.
Sunday, February 07, 2010
Let everyone know that our tigers are on the brink of extinction and that they need us. Now. You can start by joining the Save Our Tigers movement on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, and spreading the word wherever you go – online or offline.
A short message can go a long way to help save our tigers. Let all your friends know about the movement through SMS – just type in your message and ask them to visit SaveOurTigers.com to join the roar.
Write a letter or an email to editors of popular newspapers and magazines, asking them to support the cause and highlight the urgency to save our tigers. The more people we can reach and inform, the louder our roar will be.
Organizations such as WWF and The Corbett Foundation work for tiger conservation and need our active support. If possible, you can chip in with funds, volunteer for work or donate clothes, etc. for the forest guards by tying up with such organizations.
Your time is the most important contribution for our tigers. If you think you have the skills or the commitment to help the tigers on-site, do contact an NGO working for tiger conservation to volunteer for our tigers.
Rishi Kapoor ki patli kamar and Dimple's mini skirt seem like one for the history books, please please do not relegate the tigers to a sepia page in albums as well .
Saturday, February 06, 2010
a significant reason behind my mona lisa smile on moving to south asia was to finally watch all the award shows LIVE and at a decent time...no more searching for clips on youtube or waiting for secondhand DVD darshan. but alas, my happiness has been shortlived. yeh kiya "**@@@ dikhatey hain. Im tired of watching Bollywood Xfiles, yahan hero heroine ney thumka lagaya hi naheen and the camera zooms to ^^six degrees of separation^^ . Bus na. Im bored looking at Kareena scowl, Vivek smirking , and Ash growing another plastic layer.
And thumka is stretching it a bit...its actually an exhibition of how much muscle power the male dancer has, see the dancer swing Katrina over his head, Katrina up, Katrina down, Katrina raise your hands in the air. Then Kareena in harem pants, Kareena smile, Kareena frown and dance to Mauja Mauja Its Rockin for the hundredth time. .. see i was reared on a diet of sri devi tying her dupatta kas key around her waist and breaking into a tandav, ab yeh vegetarian lip synching to a medley of your hits cant be digested. Now Sridevi sits botoxed, Madhuri is saat samunder paar and Rekhaji is all Kanjeevaram making Killer Eyes at the Bachchans (or so the camera has us believe when the Big B is on stage) . I want some drama shrama tonight OK.
Tuesday, February 02, 2010
The rules as stipulated by Mr Ray.
1. On your blog, provide a link to this page. (http://greatbong.net/book). Embedding the above picture in your blog would be nice but not needed.
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 done to make it fair for other movies so that they dont 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.
To list my top ten Hindi dialogues which will stay with us long after we are gone (read post title again!!)