Thursday, August 27, 2009

The Nehatrix Award :)

An award at last!!!

Guys, i am on cloud 9...after a very long time I have been honoured by my fellow blogger and a very good friend Shrikant...Oh I don't know how to thank him enough...I am weak at my knees already...God has been very kind...First I was blessed with a beautiful niece and now this..(sob, sob, sob - tears of joy...)

But I had to go through a great deal for achieving this honour...first, I had to write one post dedicating to this friend, and present him an award as a bribe (I hope the another candidate who also won the award has already started looking for another award for me, it doesn't come free boss..)...that very own Vellagiri was one of the reasons I won this...and the second reason was



Yes, i was tortured to the core so that I don't accept this award, but no, I didn't give up...and thus this Bellatrix had to give up...Guess who presented me this Award?


Oh yes, the very own Bellatrix...oh I am so so so very happy...and finally i am revealing this great honour in front of all my fellow bloggers...



I would like to thank and dedicate this award to my family, my niece (as she is one of the reasons I got this..), my friends, my neighbours, my enemies, the dog whom I bit when he provoked me, the chickens I have eaten so far, the swine flu virus that got destroyed after entering my body, Anand the rainmaker for completing the name Nehatrix by giving me a new surname Blogstrange and last but not the least Shrikant for honouring me with this award...

This blog world has a tradition of passing on the awards...well I would like to pass on this award to....................hell, no-one...only I deserve it and there can only be one Nehatrix...Trust me, I am very much privileged..

All the images posted above were also sent to me by Shrikant for this particular post...:)


PS: Thank you for reading this guys. I will be back with a sensible post soon...


Tuesday, August 25, 2009

It's a Girl :)))))))

And it's happy time...my bhabhi delivered a baby girl just now...yay yay...I am so very happy...there are people who call me aunty post marriage just to annoy me (though I don't look like one at all from any angle)...but today I am feeling so very happy and proud to say that I have become an aunt of a cute little angel...I will post the photographs soon...cheers to all.

My mum is too excited...as she is the 1st daughter born in the family after me...rest all have sons...and like me, she is also born on a tuesday...so naturally, my mother is getting very emotional about the whole thing...thank god, she is not planning to name her Neha!



PS: Well, I had started this post with the ASHES - England won it and I am happy for that too, but this news was way too good to be missed out and shared with another post..:))

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Vellagiri...

This post is dedicated to couple of “Special” friends of mine…they are obsessed with cracking stupid jokes and pass on the buck to me…their jokes revolve around fruits, sarabhai characters (especially that of Dushyant), superheroes etc. all and they claim that I crack them…I should get a pat on my back first of all for tolerating this…and above all, these allegations are thrown at me on their blog, so I thought why not to give them a dose of their own medicine? Thus this post…

One of my very good friends, who prefers to call himself as “Hedonist” (oh, so very conceited) has even given me a name, an exclusive name for my love for “Harry Potter”…lemme first tell you the origin of it…there are few community sites have certain application, which are fun…one of such applications was “which harry potter negative character are you?” and my result came to Bellatrix Lestange…since then, he has named me Nehatrix…(actually, I love this one, as she is one of my favourite characters of HP ;) )…ok, moving on now, I mentioned something about stupid jokes on fruits tight? The joke goes like this:

Other than being fruits, what is common between an Apple and an Orange?

Think think...

They are both not banana!!!

And the killer one (according to him, sigh)





Its 1975… Spiderman, Superman and Batman decide to take a break from crime fighting and go on a world tour. Superman kindly allows the other 2 to hitch a ride with him (or may be u can say on him… but that sounds so… so… you know what I mean) While passing over India… suddenly all of them fall down.. DEAD… WHY??

Cuz in 1975, Gabbar Singh said, “Aadmi teen aur goli chhe... bahut na-insaafi hai” Dichkyaon… Dichkyaon… Dichkyaon (fired 3 shots in the air)

Teeno marr gaye... ha ha ha ha ha ha

Yeah, I know you all pity me…but this is what I go through at least once in a week…and kinda made myself used to these PJs…but he is not the only one…there are other conceited people around me, who love themselves so much that they have their own pictures all around them (some even admit to have kissed their own picture)…ok I will stop here, or will surely be murdered soon and this post will remain my last one…


I present this mug as a special award to the person whom I have dedicated most of the part of this post - the Hedonist..


There is another person who deserves this great honour, and he is Mr. NR...I am sure you all are Surprised and stumped by this one, well contact him, and thou shall know..

Cheers to all… :)))

PS: The title is vellagiri, because I don't have any work to do today, so I am doing nothing as such, that's why this stupid post!!

Friday, August 21, 2009

The Confession Tag and ABC Tag!!!

Well, when I suffer from blogger's block, I take up the pending tags..I am sure you will understand what I mean ZB :) No funny pictures here, just few answers and confessions about myself..

I have been tagged by Nazish Rahman..and it is quite an interesting tag...lots of confessions I must say..

The rules are…

RULE 1
You can only say Guilty or Innocent.
RULE 2
You are not allowed to explain anything unless someone messages you and asks!
RULE 3
Copy and paste this into your notes , delete my answers, type in your answers and tag 20 of your friends to answer this.

Asked someone to marry you? Guilty

Ever kissed someone of the same sex? Innocent

Danced on a table in a bar? Innocent

Ever told a lie? Guilty

Had feelings for someone whom you can’t have back? Innocent

Kissed a picture? Guilty

Slept in until 5 PM? Guilty

Fallen asleep at work/school? Guilty

Held a snake? Innocent.

Been suspended from school? Guilty

Worked at a fast food restaurant? Innocent

Stolen from a store? Innocent

Been fired from a job? Innocent

Done something you regret? Guilty

Laughed until something you were drinking came out your nose? Innocent

Caught a snowflake on your tongue? Innocent

Kissed in the rain? Guilty

Sat on a roof top? Guilty

Kissed someone you shouldn’t? Innocent

Sang in the shower? Guilty.

Been pushed into a pool with all your clothes on? Guilty

Shaved your head? Guilty

Had a boxing membership? Innocent.

Made a girlfriend cry? Innocent

Been in a band? Guilty

Shot a gun? Innocent

Donated Blood? Innocent

Eaten alligator meat? Innocent

Eaten cheesecake? Guilty

Still love someone you shouldn’t? Innocent

Have/had a tattoo? Guilty

Liked someone, but will never tell who? Innocent

Been too honest? Guilty

Ruined a surprise? Guilty

Ate in a restaurant and got really bloated that you couldn’t walk afterwards? Guilty.

Erased someone in your friends list? Guilty

Dressed in a woman’s clothes (if you’re a guy) or man’s clothes (if you’re a girl)? Guilty.

Joined a pageant? Innocent

Been told that you’re handsome or beautiful by someone who totally meant what they said? Guilty

Had communication with your ex? Guilty

Got totally drunk on the night before exam? Guilty

Got totally angry that you cried so hard? Guilty

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The second Tag is from Dr. Chandana Shekar..The rules for this one are..

1)Link the person who tagged you.

2) Post the rules on your blog.

3) Share the ABCs of you.

4) Tag 3 people at the end of your post by linking to them.

5) Let the 3 people know of the tag by leaving them comments.

6) Do not tag the original ‘tagger’.


Here I go,

A – Available/Single? - Married - everything else ends there..

B – Best friend? - Nitin (I call him Tintin)

C – Cake or Pie? - Cake

D – Drink of choice? - Beer

E – Essential item you use every day? - Clothes

F – Favorite colour? - Black

G – Gummy Bears Or Worms? - Gummy bears

H – Hometown? - Umbergaon

I – Indulgence? - Tea, Rice, music, reading, writing, sleeping, cell, laptop, talking, travelling etc. etc.

J – January or February? - January

K – Kids & their names? - No idea about it so far..

L – Life is incomplete without? - everything I love :)

M – Marriage date? - 2nd December 2004

N – Number of siblings? - One

O – Oranges or Apples? - Apples

P – Phobias/Fears? - Cockroaches

Q – Quote for today? - You can't change a man unless he is in diapers !!!

R – Reason to smile? - the quote mentioned above..

S – Season? - none

T – Tag 3 People? - Check my Post Script :)

U – Unknown fact about me? - Well, let it be a mystery..

V – Vegetable you don't like? - All healthy vegetables I don't like..

W – Worst habit? - I am way too honest about things..

X – X-rays you've had? When I went for the medical check up for ABN AMRO

Y – Your favorite food? - Pizza..

Z – Zodiac sign? - A typical Sagittarius!!



PS: I tag nobody in particular...whoever passes by and feels like taking any of these tags, then please feel free to do so..

Monday, August 17, 2009

Let's Dance!!!

Hi friends, I am sure you all don't mind a bit of laugh today...please watch this video and laugh your double chin off..:)





PS: I already have joined the fan club of this Rockstar Dancer..and I don't want any competition :P

Friday, August 14, 2009

Is it Making or Breaking??

My profession gives me opportunity to come across so many different kinds of people...Apart from Doctors, we (as in lawyers) get the opportunity to bring smile on one's face by solving or safeguarding one's interest. But is it so always? ok let me share one particular incident with you:

Initial days of starting of my own practice, we (my partner and I) accepted all possible types of work that came our way which included typing out a forty page draft as well..because, we wanted to establish our practice and for that we needed money, and well beggars can't be choosers..so rightly we did. Our first Real Case came our way in the third month of the practice. One lady called me up for consultation. She insisted that we discuss the matter over the phone, so we did. She was into her marriage for last nine years..She wanted to divorce her husband - the reason she gave me was that she could not get along well with her in laws and other family members and her husband did nothing to help her out of the situation where she had to bear the taunting and tantrums from her in laws. She further stated that she wanted maintenance from her husband and custody of her 7 year old son.

Probably our aim was not to take up the family matters practice, or our values and learnings which always told us not to break a relationship were not letting us to go ahead with what our client wanted us to do, we requested her to come and meet us once with her husband so that we could resolve the matter on one-to-one. But, she refused to do so. She wanted us to call up her husband and inform him about her decision. We were still reluctant about taking up this particular assignment but still decided to give it a try..So I called him up and informed him about the divorce..he sounded very sad and requested me if I could meet him once and discuss the whole matter..

He came to our office to meet us...He came across as a very simple and humble person and he even turned out to be one..I wont go into the details, but he told us that he really loved his wife and son, and he understands that his parents are giving a tough time to his wife, and he has tried all possible means to make both of them understand about the situation, but nobody is ready to adjust. He even said that he could have moved out of that house, but he cannot afford a new house due to his financial instability..

There was a lady on one side who wanted a peaceful life of her own as she was not happy there, and on the other side, her husband whose only fault was that he had a nagging parents and not enough money to buy a house for his wife..

We couldn't decide whether we could have helped out the lady to make a new life or we could have broken the house of that guy..We didn't take up the case in the end nor tried to find out what happened in the end..A friend said that we were fools to let go of a client as this is our job and we can't be emotional about it or we will never come up and succeed...Our point was that we couldn't break a family due to helplessness of one person..

We lost a client, that is all right, but we couldn't have seen pain on that man's face...call it foolish, call it unwise or call it emotional, we were satisfied and didn't regret it even once till we got our first real client in the seventh Month..


Monday, August 10, 2009

Boredom turning into Nostalgia..

Since yesterday, I have been having a body-ache and sore throat...so I decided to take a leave from office..well, this job was quite simple, as I am the boss :)...and now I am alright and getting very bored..so thought to pass my boredom to you guys as well with this random post..I just feel like writing right now, not about any specific topic, person or place, but just about anything that will cross my mind while writing this...aah, kya timing hai...my school friend just called me..and like any other normal bhule-bisre dost, (long-lost friends) we started talking about good old days...she is married and settled in pune..she is very much worried about her family, especially her 3 year old son because of the swine flu spread there..(I do not have it...at least that's what my doc claims..)..they all live behind mask these days, literally..

Anyway, we started talking about our childhood days spent in Umbergaon, school days, our all possible kind of excuses that we came up with for not doing our homework, our crushes etc. etc. She told me that she recently made a trip to Umbergaon,..and she shared a picture of that place with me for this post..the beautiful sunset at the beach..




Isn't it awesome? I love it, as it brings back so many memories I had on this beach playing almost all the evenings as my home was five minutes away...for me, playing games on the beach meant cricket..my neighbour and best friend Jay taught me to play cricket as we were the youngest in our area..so he never used to have any company to play this game, thus he made me believe that there is no better game than this and hide-n-seek etc., only kids play..well, as a kid, I never used to like to be called a kid, so learning the game of cricket was the only option left..I used to bat first always, for five minutes..then Jay used to convince me that it was his turn now and his batting lasted more than half an hour...but, as he always put it - only kids complain - so I always bowled without complaining much..and today when I think about those days, I wish I could get that innocence back...

Umbergaon is famous for one thing - the Ramayan by Mr. Ramanand Sagar was shot there..all the sets, bridges, mahels, mountains, weapons made of carboard, statues made of plaster of paris etc. all were already there or made there...some of them still exist..it was good fun watching those shootings..I remember most of the scenes that I had seen, but there were couple of incidences I would like to mention..the Hanuman (played by Darasingh) flying scene happened on a khat (a light weight bed made of wood)...4 people used to lift the khat and run with Darasingh lying on top of it...and then thanks to the camera and visual effects, we all saw him flying...but only those four lifting him and running realized what it took to make Hanuman fly..there was another very funny incident...Sita - Played by the actress Dipika - after playing a scene, took a break to smoke...the moment she lit a cigarette, the village people couldn't see the Goddess they worship smoking, and they started yelling "arre ye dekho, Seeta Mata cigarette pi rahi hai"..Poor lady could not even smoke as people started yelling after her out of shock and anger.

That's my Umbergaon for you, or rather, just a sneak peek of the beautiful town...