Thursday, October 7, 2010

They say we can inspire..but we are Indians..

This happened a long time ago, so you might find it old. I thought it is worth a post. Do leave comments after you read this.

Some years ago, i was in a theater watching some movie. It is a trend in Indian Cinema Halls to promote upcoming films during the interval. We all didn't get up to get drinks or finger food during the interval as it was month end and we were low on cash. That's when we saw a promo of a movie in which our very own "King Khan" SRK aka Shahrukh Khan was pushing a scooter, had a french beard and was introduced as Kabir Khan. No points for guessing it was Chak de India (CDI).

We saw the entire trailer, which had intros of all the hockey players in a song and towards the end of the song SRK raised his hands in his classic style only this time he has a hockey stick in hand with the women hockey player around him.We discussed that how we were able to tell whether a movie is a hit or a flop just by seeing its trailer. We were convinced that even in our wildest dreams this movie would never be a hit, of-course, for an exception who was and still is an SRK fan

Few months later, CDI was released. A week later I saw it both in the news and in (Times of India) TOI that Indian Men's hockey team has overpowered the opposition by 7-10 goals. I was like WT Fhockey. How did this happen? For a moment I thought it must have been against some weak opposition or that they had found some sort of DHOOP (the funny blue alien from Koi Mil..gaya who had a bulb on his head. I still wonder, what colour is his pee and his S**T). But then I read in TOI that it was against a very good opposition i don't remember who exactly. Then on the news i saw (its a rear sight me reading the TOI and watching the news but miracles do happen) i.e. on India TV it was the CDI impact. "Damn", i said. These India TV guys will make news out of anything. The last breaking news I saw was "Billi bani chaat (roof) ki rani" meaning, a cat became the queen of the roof. I changed the channel and my reaction was Meow you.

Some days later, I overheard a group of people talking about CDI in the place where anything and everything that happens around the world is discussed, dissected and advised upon - Mumbai Local Trains. All they did was to praise the film and how it simply made their weekend awesome and how it had really had a positive impact on Indian Hockey. When I entered my second home not my college but a gaming zone outside my college, I was shocked to hear people discussing about CDI. I thought has Yash Raj paid everyone to talk about CDI around me.

The very next day I got a call from a college friend to come near a theater and that we all were bunking college. Yes, in India we have all sets of friends, college friends, school friends, gym friends etc. When I reached the theater, they had already taken tickets for me and of all the movies and as filmy as it sounds the tickets were for CDI. Even if I were to die that day and had million dollars to spend I wouldn't have watched that movie. You can imagine my frustration because the last YRF film that tortured me was " Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai". I kid you not, you will literally shoot you own eyes and go blind.

On insistence of my friends I went for the movie (my friends are my world to me so, anything for them). Finally, the movie began I told myself the only time, thus, so far I had enjoyed was The National Anthem and I thought that it was the only enjoyable time I would be having. The movie went on and I could have used a sleep, but as strange as it may sound i was as attracted to the movie as Superman is to Lois Lane. YRF had done it this time and I had for the first time appreciated SRK's acting because this was the first time he had actually acted. I watched the entire film and cursed the interval as I wanted to see the movie. We came out and all were very happy and motivated. Motivated to take up a professional sport mostly hockey. No wonder Dhanraj Pillai & Co. managed to pull of such an upset.

In the movie, some of the most memorable and motivating dialogues were "har team mein ek gunda hota he aur iss team ka gunda mein hoo" meaning - every team has a villain and I am the only villain in this team and "Pehli baar ek firang ko Bharat ka Jhanda lehrate hue dekh raha hoo" which means, this is the first time I have seen a foreigner hoisting and Indian flag. These two words still send chills down my spine as they are cold and are as well true. The second line especially makes you feel proud of your country.

Well, if a three hour movie could have this impact on Hockey and us, I cant tell you what real life stories similar to this would. All Pillai and Co. needed was an inspiration, a motivator and CDI was it. They made the country proud for some months and were very happy to see the movie. But I guess as typical as an Indian the enthusiasm died and they were back to where they were. I couldn't understand why CDI was more inspiring for them then playing for your mother land INDIA in the first place. I mean if i were to do anything for my country and couldn't do it with my 100% why do it at all. Similar is the story with all Indians today, some days back i corrected a friend for a grammatical error and his reply was "Its OK. I am Indian". His reply had made me very angry, you could have made omelet on my back. All I wanted to do was beat the hell out of him.

This is one of the many situation i have come across in my life till date. If you really want to improve and inspire the remainder, well the only inspiration should be doing it for your country and making it proud. All i want is for the tendency of letting go things only by saying "WE ARE INDIAN SO IT'S OK IF WE DON'T DO TI" to fade off completely.

Chak de India..

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

The (un) forgettable night

One night three friends Atul, Binni, jasjeet decided to drink of course alcohol. Atul wanted Whiskey but binni n jasjeet wanted vodka. So they got their separate drinks and enjoyed that night. The next night, they decided to call two other friends Danny n Eric. Now, Atul, Danny n Eric wanted whiskey n Binni n jasjeet wanted vodka. So they bought their separate drinks and went up to Atul's terrace.

It was the same terrace where Atul, Binni and jasjeet drank together a night before n enjoyed. So they called the other two to have more fun. Atul told his parents that he was going to Danny place for a night stay along with other friends but they were actually planning on drinking on Atul's terrace.After they had had their food n taken all the drinks, smokes and chaknas they decided to go to the terrace. While going up to the terrace at around 11pm or so Atul's mom was on the window and saw Binny Danny n jasjeet while Atul had quickly ran through the society main gate and was waiting for the others in the entrance. Now, you must be wondering what Atul's mom was doing being at the window at 11pm. Well she heard their bikes coming in the society, though Atul had warned other to turn off their bikes and come in by pushing their bikes in the parking everyone except Atul didnt do so. This is probably why Atul's mom woke up but didnt see Atul and Danny cos they had pushed their bike into the society. While on the call, she saw Binni one of Atul's childhood friends put a glass bottle covered with black plastic bag. Now Binni had a bad reputation in the society. He was known for smoking, drinking, some thought he was a druggist too but no one had any evidence on so no one was sure. Of all the average moms in the world Atul's mom thought what every other mom would have thought taking into account binni's reputation. She thought Atul, binni n the others were going to have booz party at binni's place. As soon as she saw this, she called Atul and asked where he was to which he replied at Danny's place. She blindly believed him, poor Atul's mom.

Now everyone was on the terrace and were about to start drinking when the very unpredictable rain started. Everyone decided to keep their cell phones and wallet in a wooden box just near the entrance of the terrace and after which they sat above the water storage tank as it was concrete made. Before going up on the water tank, the gate to the terrace which had holes at the top big enough for anyone to put their hands through to lock the door from the inside. So as anyone would have done they locked the door from the inside of the entrance, so that no one would know they were up there. They didnt have the slighest of idea what the night had stored for them.

After some drinks at about 2am, everyone started to shake a bit,you know the alcoholine rush. Atul was sitting directly above the entrance door as the water tank was above the terrace entrance itself. He heard someone opening the terrace door but ignored it as he thought he was high. But then Eric saw a man with a torch and he was flashing it all around to check if someone was actually there. He told everyone ASAP that there's some guy there and that everyone should hide. But hide where, they were on top of a water tank. So they lied down flat on their back and were just praying that the man doesn't come up. Up there they had about 50 cigarettes, two quarters of vodka and two quarters of whiskey. If this man was some guy from the society Atul n Binni were dead for sure.

pls lemme kno how is it so far..will continue after some comments and feedback...

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

The All-American Indian Poetry

Ok i have not written this to create any controversy of fight..its just a thought in a poetic way

Here i go off writting the Indian Poetry
With a large population, bohot log he shetkari

Namaste is usually our way to greet
Sunny Deol ki hit picture thi "Jeet"

Where the government works slower than a cow chewing food
Sach ka samna mein nahi keh sakta koi pata Jhoot

Actors here are appreciated for their looks and not their work
Faujiyo ki maut se kise pada he faraq

Amitabh and SRK are seen in almost every ad
Asli khabar hamesha hoti he break ke baad

Munna Bhai reminded us that what we need is Gandhigiri
Dominos Pizza..Thirty minutes nahi toh free

From Mallika, Bipasha to the Serial Kisser
Ghoos khane mein nahi reh jati koi kasar

Where there are more pot holes on the road then cars
Jyada kha liya toh aati he dakaar (aaarrrrhh)

This is a country where cricket is a religion
Aur konse desh me he rainy season?

All Indain like to see Sachin bat
Aur Mithunda bola, "Kya baat, kya baat, kya baat"

The Ministers here have the worst english ever
Har Serial mein pehenti he ladkiya keemti jevar (jewellary)

The Police are very fit except for their pregnant like tummy
Kaaran (reason) janane k liye dekhe CID only on Sony

Chinese pug was made famous by Vodafone
Zoozoo, kaha se aye aur hain kaun?

Whatever it is you should be proud of the country you live in
Shayad isilye kehte he "Jai Hind"

One more of my poetries

When i was a teen, i fell in love with an angel and thought she was my Queen
I would never hurt her, i would never make her cry
I would always make her laugh and would always keep her eyes dry

i got her many roses and gifts but she never liked,
she was waiting for something special, i could never strike !!

one day she sat beside me looking deep into my eyes,
i tried reading her but couldn't beat her vibes.

her feelings so strong and sensible, her actions so wise and flexible.
she was saying something though i was not amiable.

she waited many moments and i never knew,
i was crazy for her but kept my heart beats due.
i wanted to react-talk but all she needed was touch and an arm-lock

i was fool to let her go unsolved,
her questions were many, in it was she dissolved.........

i lay on my back staring the ceiling, it is still the lame but her pictures keep rolling,
her eyes, her breath, her smell, her feelings,
All her unanswered unspoken calls keep me tearing.

All i was the king, when she was my queen,
My love is sick and frighten at halts which has never ever been.

I miss her glance, her calling my name,
I miss her eyes on me and those silly games.

Its been a while since i have seen her face
gtg now, have to tie my shoe lace :P

(there is a flow to this poem...i want your comments on this..the end is wht i am today..hope you get it)

Another attempt at poetry

A few years back...i could see my back (haha..sorry here comes the real one)

A few years back i fell for a girl
i felt like i was on top of this world
a few days later i felt we had the same feelings
we were two ppl in the same sea swimming
i couldnt tell you who loved whom the most
seeing us together would have melted the heart of a ghost

Years passed by and she decided to split
i knew for sure that neither one of us could take this hit
but then i went through cos i wanted her to be happy
i couldnt explain that feeling it really was crappy

Now i am single and they say i should be ready to mingle
i am not sure whether i do the love jingle
everyone keeps telling me to give someone a chance
(i would love to spend one night with Paris in ignore this pls)
every now and then i try for some1 once
then i realise i can love only her
A few years back i fell for a girl

My 1st ever poetry

Not so long age, about 6 months or so
I loved a girl a very beautiful girl
Her love towards me was incomparable
To live up to her expectations i was not able
though the next month we parted ways
There has not been a single day that i didnt want to see her face
deep down inside i think i was missed by her
although i was selfish, although i was not matured
LOVE i had always given her that is one thing for sure
I still love her, i still miss her
There are a lot of things that i have changed
But there is this perception that she has made
it will be tough for for that to fade
it was she who decided we should split
It was me who didnt want to quit
but i finally went ahead with her decision
seeing her happy was my top precision
I ask you god, why do this
why make people and give them glass heart
when it breaks the whole body aches
its like its the world greatest mistake
Sometimes i sit and look at her pics
hope she knows that she is being missed
all said and done i still pray to YOU (GOD)
keep her happy,keep her safe and true
thats all i want from you(GOD)