Wednesday, December 9, 2009

How to Steal a Million

“Well, for one thing, it gives Givenchy a night off”

I just read somewhere that Audrey Hepburn’s outfits from the movie ‘How to Steal a Million’ are going to get auctioned. If you’ve seen it you’re probably wishing you had enough money…if you have enough money, I hate you.

Here are some stills:




Monday, December 7, 2009

I need your help!


I want to surprise a really close friend of mine for her birthday (This is our last year of college and I want to buy her something she can remember and keep). And I am running out of ideas. Can any of you amazing God’s creatures suggest me an idea, or tell me how you surprised someone you knew?



Sunday, December 6, 2009

On Children

I read this poem in the morning newspaper today. It was so beautiful, so I wanted to share it…


“Your children are not your children.
They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you,
And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.

You may give them your love but not your thoughts,
For they have their own thoughts.
You may house their bodies but not their souls,
For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow,
which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
You may strive to be like them,
but seek not to make them like you…”

-Kahlil Gibran

Friday, December 4, 2009

An Escape to Paris

“Paris is always a good idea”

818880-6-the-french-cafe paris flickr[1]

To err is human. To loaf is Parisian.”

-Victor Hugo


“In Paris they simply stared when I spoke to them in French; I

never did succeed in making those idiots understand their language.

-Mark Twain


You can't escape the past in Paris, and yet what's so wonderful about

it is that the past and present intermingle so intangibly that it doesn't

seem to burden.”

-Allen Ginsberg


Monday, November 30, 2009

Adam Brody: because its been a while since I have watched the OC

“You can’t ruin Chrismukkah. Its got twice the resistance of a normal holiday”

because he’s just so super good-looking

adam brody, 98

because I think he has a million dogs

because of his hair

because he was Seth Cohen (have I mentioned his hair)

Saturday, November 28, 2009

The Insane Tourist

I was returning back to my abode after an hour of gymming and i found two gullible looking tourist girls. They were also clearly insane because they were trying to get into public transport, ie, a bus*…in New Delhi, India. I, being the epitome of a good concerned citizen asked them to take some other less suicidal form of transport, because the bus transport system is not “safe”. “Not safe in what sense?”, asks one of them.

Umm…I dunno, but when you are travelling in one of the most crime ridden cities in India, do you really need to be asking such a question? Obviously the danger in question is not one of a natural calamity such as an earthquake. I tried to explain to these particularly dim girls (blondes) that even normal Indian girls like myself do not travel by such buses and also pointed out that the bus is at full capacity and there is not one girly in it. This did not seem to them a logical explanation (blondes) and they went ahead anyway.

What is even more annoying about this is that these are the same people who get vaccinated and only drink mineral water and hold on to hand sanitizer like it is some magical elixir. I can understand that you are lost and you are in a completely different country, but when good sound advice is being offered you must take it! The fact that I can eat anything and drink anything from anywhere in this country and still not get sick is proof of my supremacy.

The conclusion of this rant is that if you will ever find yourself in India, you must never travel by bus*.


*bus: ie, the old kind. they look tattered and battered and look like they are going to fall apart in no time. however, there is a new kind introduced recently in shades of red and green and they look beautiful -they may be safer to travel in.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Confessions on a Friday Night

1. I Watch Gossip Girl

I hate to admit it, but I fallen for all those crude marketing stunts and superficial beauty, even though its inane and repetitive.I sometimes watch it on mute just to see Blair’s wardrobe. I do not know if thats better or worse. Can you really blame me? (see photographs below)



2. I am a vegetarian, but I sometimes dream I am eating chicken nuggets

Which is just shameful really. I think the only explanation for this is that I am very very mad. Sometimes its spaghetti and meatballs.

Worst. Vegetarian. Ever.

3. I like Barack Obama, even though he has quite truly, in every sense of the word, done nothing at alL since he was elected

Apart from murdering pirates…which is a good start, but still. I have no idea. This Obama love is very irrational. I have started reading the newspaper since he was elected. I laughed when he won the Nobel Peace Prize for doing nothing, but I can sympathize with those poor old blokes up there in Sweden. They know he doesn’t deserve it, but they just want to give it to him, just for the heck of it….

4. I am going to use the recession crisis as an effective excuse of being unemployed

I am 19. This is the last of the teen ages. I am also graduating from college in the next five months, which means I should seek employment. I would sincerely love to work but I can’t think of any reason why a company would want to hire me (even in times of a booming economy). I wouldn’t hire me… so I will just say it was George Bush’s fault and people will be sympathetic.

5. I am an Indian living in India and I have never seen the Taj Mahal

Whats more, is that I can reach to this beautiful monument of never-ending love in approximately two and a half hours. I can only blame my Parentals for not taking me, but I vow that I shall visit Agra right after my exams.

Eat Pray Love

“I think I deserve something beautiful.”

If you are like me and you live under a rock and have lived your life until now without reading this amazing book, I recommend you must. It is beautiful, funny and amazing and I promise you will love everything about it (as long as you are of the female species). This is one book you shouldn’t miss.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Remembering 26/11


Departing from the usual light tone of this blog I would like to mark the first anniversary of one of the most terrifying three days I have witnessed.

A year ago, India’s financial capital, Mumbai was woken up to a nightmare. The city dealt with eight terrorist attacks lasting three days which claimed the lives of 173 people and broke the resolve of this great city. I do not wish to enter into a debate on the people responsible for this attack, but simply remember the hundreds of victims, the countless families and the brave NSG commandos who risked their lives to bring this country to safety.

26/11. Not forgotten. Not Forgiven.


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Monday, November 23, 2009

Snapshot: Zooey Deschanel

She has such a cute and quirky style. I love how she dresses! Look at her red sailor scarf, I want! Enjoy…


Zooey Deschanel

The `tea cosy`

Zooey Deschanel

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

For Your Cranial Pleasure

Did you know elephants are the only mammals who can't jump. I don't know why God would rob them of such a joy as jumping. But they can't, this also means giraffes can jump and I would like to see that one day.
And I like making lists. Like today, I am going to make a list of things you don't know. I love crazy random facts and I am sure you like feeling smart.

1. The numbers '172' can be found on the back of the U.S. $5 dollar bill in the bushes at the base of the Lincoln Memorial.

This is something Dan Brown should have told me but did not, why is it there? In the bushes of all places.

2. The most money ever paid for a cow in an auction was $1.3 million.

3. On the new hundred dollar bill the time on the clock tower of Independence Hall is 4:10.
4. Minus 40 degrees Celsius is exactly the same as minus 40 degrees Fahrenheit.

5. The plastic things on the end of shoelaces are called aglets.

Try and remember this...just for fun. And you know those "handle" things on spectactles and glasses, what are they called??

6. Some individuals who claim never to have felt romantic love suffer from hypopituitarism, a rare disease that doesn’t allow a person to feel the rapture of love.
7. Carnivorous animals will not eat another animal that has been hit by a lightning strike.
I am safe!! I will roam the Amazons without fear now.

8. Every year, 100 men are diagnosed with breast cancer

9. Number of chemical elements in the universe : 104. In a glass of New Jersey tap water : 98

10. According to Bible, God killed 2,038,334 people , compared with Satan's 10.
But remember, he loves you. (God, I mean..)

11. A woman uses about 20,000 words per day; a man uses about 7,000.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Listen Today



                    1. Penny Lane (The Beatles)                    

2. Speeding Cars (Imogen Heap)

3. Son's Gonna Rise (Citizen Cope)

Saturday, September 26, 2009


So, yes its been quite long, but I have decided to resurrect my blogger self. The problem was that for the past three months or so I actually acquired a life, so that any free time I found was dedicated to sleeping. Now suddenly I crave to write again about various inane random things.

Something for your loony bun
As you may have noticed I have a very deep appreciation for youtube and this is a video which will quite literally change your life. It is a translation of an indian song into english. Its amazing.

I think you should read the same things I am reading
For example I read 'The Lost Symbol', by Dan Brown which is again a fine piece of work. You will never think of DC or George Washington the same way. I will not ruin the book for you because its simply amazing and you will just wonder why nobody told you those things before.
Secondly I recommend that you read any book by Bill Bryson. He' s witty and funny. I would write an excerpt from the book only I don't know whether its a copyright violation. I am reading 'Notes from Big Country' which is about our amazing nation.
You learn a lot of things from the book...for instance, did you know Grover Cleveland (former president) used to "relieve" himself from the office window and that Zachary Taylor had never voted in a single election and did not even vote for himself? Better yet, did you know that 400,000 Americans suffer injuries involving beds, mattresses and pillows every year? Pillows! As I said, its a great book.

Some Brit spotted a UFO
Assuming he was not under the influence of an illegal substance (and i really hope he was not), this could mean many great things. Actually he saw something red and shiny and it was moving. It could be any number of things but I really hope he is right.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Picnics in the Heat

Its probably never a good idea to go for a picnic in the heat of August at 12 o'clock. But, what can you girlies, we decided that we absolutely must go for an outing irregardless of an Indian summer and went to Lodhi Gardens.

It was steaming, but we went mad. Played with hula hoops, fed squirrels diet chips, played taboo and dodgeball. It was just the perfect recipe for exhaustion. It was great fun and I highly reccomend a picnic with friends to reward yourself or do something equally silly. It will ensure happiness.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Beautiful Mornings and Talented Germans

I woke up to beautiful rainy weather today. I am at my aunts place and from her porch its so lush and green, I am quite enjoying it. The slightly unnerving thing is that I have the sniffles, and it wouldn't be so scary, but in India, this swine flu thing is really getting very bad. Its funny, I didn't even hear about swine flu too much in the news in the US. If you sneeze in public, people give you the most terrifying looks. Theres a lot of media hype..but I really hope I am not sick.

In todays edition of People I am Jealous of....

This is a German man, Dirk Auer and he is enjoying the completely awesome activity of roller skating on a roller coaster!! I love roller coasters and this is a pretty awesome gadget. Trust the Germans to come up with more awesome things to kill time. This is definitely going on the list of things I want to do.

Thursday, August 13, 2009


Ahh, it took me a long time. Been five days since I have been back and it is so HOT in India right now!! I moved into a dorm and its actually quite fun. I have a roommate who is either sleeping or fighting with her boyfriend in the middle of the night. So much studying to do. I'll come back with pictorials.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

All Packed! (attached: Craigslist)

I’m all packed and so proud of myself for doing it so neatly, tomorrow is going to be such a long day. I leave you with craigslist as you eagerly (i hope so!) await for my return in 37 hours.

Forties Lady Standing by Train, Bon Voyage Art Print

To the lady downtown who yelled "Where's the Aloha?!!"

Dear local asian lady with the angry mask of hate and rage on her face (@7a.m. Nuuanu Ave downtown 6-1-09). Sorry I didn't let you pull into my lane and occupy the same space as I was. Truth be told I was under the strange misconception that two objects of relatively equal weight and mass cannot occupy the same space at the same time. Stupid me. To really nail it down, though- had you signaled I might have been able to guess your intention without actually having to read your mind. Lots of drivers these days aren't psychic, and I know that signal lever is heavy for your pudgy paw to move so early in the morning (though you seem to be able to give me the pudgy finger pretty deftly.)
The part that really cracked me up was when you rolled down your window and leaned out of the window opening, your face a veritable gargoyle, teeth bared as you roared, "Hey! Where's da Aloha?!!" Let me tell you- I'm certain that when the ancient Polynesians coined the term "Aloha" they were thinking of you driving your car into me without signaling- I'm almost certain of it.
I apologize for not letting you in to turn into the Heco building- I assume your place of work- but honestly I didn't see you, as I tried to tell you while you continued to scream epithets and flip me off. Here's a few pointers for you:
a) don't look for "da Aloha" during rush hour downtown. It may be there, but chances are everyone is somewhere between sleepy and brain dead, swilling coffee and navigating traffic and not really super focused on philanthropy, which generally sleeps until 9.
b) Although it creates an artistic example of juxtaposition, flipping someone off and asking "Where's Da Aloha" seems sort of ludicrous.
c) Signal your turns. Duh.
d) you're da local- I'm (to coin your oh-so-eloquent verbiage) da "f#*kin' haole". If YOU'RE asking ME where da Aloha is, we're all in worse trouble than we thought.
And finally- I'm sure you're somebody's wife or tutu or auntie or cousin- I'm practically certain there might be someone at home who loves you and wants you to get to and from work safely and home for dinner. Perhaps starting fights in traffic with burly out of work construction workers on their way to the unemployment office isn't the best way to assure your safe passage. Just a thought.
But cest la vie- shikata ga nie- the bridge is under the proverbial water. Aloha and have a great day!


Was that your limb? - w4m

I was running to catch the 9 train, early in the morning tuesday. Apparently I wasn't the only one: I saw you down the subway stop ahead of me. You were sprinting, and collided with a support column. Your prosthetic arm flew off, and you kept running.

You made the train, and I did not. All that was left was your lovely arm, glistening from the summer humidity. It smelled of pine and saddleneck oil.

I have it now, in my living room. It's sitting in a hallway basket, with some umbrellas and a digeridoo. Contact me: I'd like to meet the rest of you.



What is saddleneck oil??

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

I’ll have to find another tower somewhere..

Let me have you know something, there is absolutely no way to prepare for a 24 hour flight. That is, ofcourse, if you travel by coach. I’ll be leaving for India to finish my last year of college and as exciting as that is, I am dreading the flight. Cramped spaces, packaged food and lack of internet service scare me quite a bit.

Today is dedicated to packing , organizing, shuffling around the house, making lists and spending time kurtwith the parentals and me snobby cat.

You should listen to this song I have posted below. Its by Sara Bareilles (she sung ‘Love Song’ , remember?) and she’s about the coolest chick I know. Little Voice is one of those CDs where each and every song is worth listening to.

This is one of my faves, ‘Bottle it Up’ and she’s also wearing the prettiest green dress. Listen to the lyrics, she’s funny..

If you like this, also listen to:



Love Song

Monday, August 3, 2009

The One Who Shopped Till She Dropped

It would be nice if the money I earned actually stayed in the bank account. The internet just doesn’t help does it? Anyway, I can't control myself, and these are the things that I want to buy…click on the pictorial to go to the link and buy it yourself.

1. The Steve Madden clutch: $40

I love this…its Steve Madden and its affordable. cute.


2. The Deepa Gurnani gossip-girlish head band: $38

I have searched far and wide for this. Her page is worth dropping by.

Deepa Gurnani headband

3. ModCloth Little Red Dress: $50

If you want this buy it fast, the stock at modcloth doesn’t last long.

red dress

4. Delia*s Starry Night tee: $24.50

Check this store out there is a 15% discount going on. They have the prettiest dresses, hoodies and tees.

starry night

5. The Kurt Halsey fireflies necklace: $20

I absolutely love Kurt Halsey..want want want.


6. Red Prairie Press: Pink Poppies Scarf: $20

I can feel how soft it is just by looking at it. I want fall to come sooner.

pink poppies scarf

This is delightful work. Only thing it comes out to 200-something dollars which I don’t have. The parentals will have to be contacted. After all, my birthday is steadily approaching (August 30)…*hint hint*.

Sunday, August 2, 2009


I love this stormy weather. Hot cocoa, blankets, books and John Mayer. This is going to be a perfect perfect day.



Friday, July 31, 2009

Can’t Wait to See

The Time Travelers Wife

This looks oh so good -Its about food and guess what? a blogger! Based on two true stories this is one movie I can’t wait to see.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

A Guide to Being Normal

Did you hear the answers to the Rorschach inkblot test have been leaked on wikipedia. Psychologists world over are deeply unhappy and I am so very amused. They might try to remove it, therefore I am going to post it here. Go visit:

I do this because I have a rather strong distaste for psychology/psychiatry and also because I am genuinely concerned for all of you dearies. I am sure that all of you are great examples of fine citizenry, but there might be a time when some hack doctor takes it upon himself to declare you psychotic –in which case this will be rather useful.

120px-Rorschach_blot_01 bat, butterfly, moth

120px-Rorschach_blot_02 two humans….do I see a high five?

120px-Rorschach_blot_03 two humans. I see two women

120px-Rorschach_blot_04 No, this is not a dead person…but is an animal skin or an extremely large animal

120px-Rorschach_blot_05 bat, butterfly, moth

120px-Rorschach_blot_06animal hide, skin, rug

120px-Rorschach_blot_08 ooOo, pretty…the pink part is an animal. I for one don’t see an animal, I see a spinal cord, liver type stuff, etc.

120px-Rorschach_blot_09 orange part=humans….I see sea-horses and more body parts.

120px-Rorschach_blot_10 blue= crab/lobster/spider

Hurrah!! That is all you need to know. If in some case they change this, make sure you use limited imagination and for gods sake..don’t say vagina.

I’m going to take a nap and you stay out of the loony bin.



Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Followers, followers...where art thou?

You have gone missing from my page and have been missing since yesterday. I asked a question about this on the 'Something's Broken' section but haven't gotten an answer. Apparently several of you are experiencing this problem. It would be pretty snazzy of you if you can help me with this.

Yesterday, I was craving for pizza...yummy cheesy pizza. But today, I weighed myself and I am 5lbs lighter and this has put me in a dilemma. I still want the pizza, but now I am just too proud of myself to eat it....hmph. Let me go figure out the pros and cons of eating pizza whilst some of you think of a way to fix this followers not showing up thing.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Mr.Darcy is NOT a Vampire

I might be over-reacting a tad, but I think these modern authors are taking too many artistic liberties with my favorite Austen novel. I can understand people making modern versions of ‘Pride and Prejudice’ as great stories will always be emulated, but turning this classic into something so preposterous is wrong.

If the urge to write about vampires, zombies and sea monkeys is really so strong, these authors should write original stories. Look at Stephanie Meyer –she did all right. Twilight is like the only vampire book I have ever read and Edward Cullen was great and sort-of original. These books are never any good, that stupid zombies book wasn’t even funny.

Okay then, I should proceed to a Veronica Mars marathon.