Friday, April 14, 2006

Times are changing ...

and so is me :). Had a chat with freshie last night and while I was on the bed (trying to sleep) figured out how much I've changed. So here it goes... things which I think have changed from my 1st year to 4th year.

1) Note-books
Then: How can I forget having separate notebooks for all the subjects, and how much I cared for them. Attended most of the lectures and wrote notes (though in the end always used notes of somebody else :) but still I was sincere enough to have my own :) )
Now: Acted little intelligently and bought a single notebook (and use money for xeroxes :) ) and had a thought that if needed will get another one. But thing is even that single notebook was divided into 6 partitions and in a single guss I can say about 90% of the pages are empty and rest 10% are utilised in writing the dates of the lectures I attended.

2) Exams
Then: I used to study for surprise quizzes. Yes, yes I used to study just in the anticipation of exams the other day and I seriously hate those Prof. who declared 25% weightage for surprise exams. Had to attend all classed plus read stuff every single time (ok most of the time ...OK some of the times :) )
Now: All exams are as good as surprise exams. No preparations for even the announced ones. I don't know why this attitude has changed but when its clear that a single 5 mark quiz can't even touch the castle I've built in years leave aside even threatening it so why worry :)

3) Grades
Then: Should crack all the exams. Should at least pass-out with a gold medal, ok if not gold then at least a silver

Now:" Bas pass hoo jau yaar" you can hear this slogan from every single 4th yearite around and am no different. To hell with grades just give me a DD and kick my ass out of here.

4) Taste of movies:
Then: Yes I was one of those who'd cry after every Raj Kumar Santoshi movie and would criticize the scenes when hero doesn't get hurt even when attacked with 50 machine guns and finishes everybody with just a pistol in hand.
Now: Sometime in third year the taste was more towards educational content but now its back to normal and I still cry watching the climax of Anand, the convocation in Black and lots of time during Baghban and Avatar.
[On some other thoughts ...Hema Malini, Rekha ...salaa kuch bhi bolo aaj bhi maintained hai :P]

n) Idea of first date :)
Then: OK this may sound funny. But I always wanted her to say "I Love you" at least a few hundred times.
Now: Have a wonderful evening... no santap (sentimental thoughts) in between... just before we are about to say good-bye... get few tears on those sweet cheeks (won't mind if she uses glycerin...yah I know its tough to cry when am around :) and hug me :) and say "I hate you" "I hate you" "I hate you" ... and may be ...
(yah i know its sounds like climax of Yash Raj Films but I'd love it)
[All those girls reading this ...its still an idea ...u know what you got to do hurry up offer closes on 30th Feb midnight...:)]

For all those who have noticed the "n", in simple words the list is too long to list in a single sitting. Will continue as thoughts come along. There are lots and lots of things like dressing sense, sense of humor, kind and number of friends which I think is changed in everybody life so "not to mention".
There is a even longer list of things which haven't changed... will collect those thoughts soon ...for now IPR exam coming up ...(yah this is one of those things which haven't changed ...I mug before endsems :) )


Tuesday, April 04, 2006


When Dravid is on the pitch its more pleasure watching the commercials than him lifting the bat every time ball goes little outside off-stump. So here is what I feel about the most pleasure moments I had watching Ind-End matches.

Voltas. India ka AC. A TATA product.

This ad seems to be more informative and like all they want to convey is Voltas is a TATA company, whether you buy air conditioner or not we don't care. A 6-7 year old girl with a typical middle class family look carrying a glass jar in hand in a air-conditioner ad. How does it convince me to go and buy the air conditioner? Point is looking at the ad, it does make me even think once about the AC. Completely directionless. While I was thinking all these there comes another add from Voltas.

Voltas. India ka AC. Korea ka nahin ....hahahahahaha

Dude, if I'm a customer who can afford an AC then probably I won't care if its India ka AC or Pakistan ka. All I care is I should feel comfortable even in 48*C.

Reliance India Mobile
Black & White handset Vs Coloured Handset
The guy running away from his girlfriend just because he has a b&w handset is completely stupid. (at least when they are sitting lonely in a car on a beach, honestly speaking I'd have thrown away my cell instead of running away with it). Absolutely non-sense.

This one is good. The actors picked-up are very good and Dubey-ji simply rocks.

Reliance Hello
Finally, Reliance get it right. The potential customer asking "Kyon le" and then explaining reasons to him why he should buy the product is a good idea. However they have 3 different ads for the campaign out of which only one conveys "no monthly rental" which for someone like me is a more than enough to think about it. I don't care about instant activation or if I can SMS through it but I'm gonna definitely inquire about these no monthly rental thing and find out if there are no hidden costs .

Surely captures attention. They have been doing this for long and now I think they have expertise in doing this. I have been liking Spirit ads from day 1 except the Sania Mirza one.

Aish and her waist aahhhhhh. I bet that turn was at least 1289 times more than the turn Anil Kumble gets on Indian wickets. If observed from a distance she can actually look like a coke bottle :).
OK coming back to the ad. I know people who have whistled to girls on streets but none of them ever turned back and gave fundeas about how to whistle on the streets (though they have turned for different reasons :P). I'd have really appreciated the ad if Ash could have picked a filled coke bottle from the "Dude" and sup it completely and then tell him how to whistle using a empty coke bottle.

Saying all this I don't want to be a Robin Singh who never played a long innings himself but is giving fundeas to Under-19 Indian team. These are just (re)views from a normal (re)viewer.

BTW, for those who haven't noticed yet, my posts are categorized now. Thanks to Amitu. Drop a comment to me or him if you want to categorize your blog.