Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Jagjit Singh Live at Emirates Palace

My brother just booked us tickets for a live Jagjit Singh concert taking place on 31st Oct. What more, the venue is the great Emirates Palace hotel. For those who (still) don't know about the hotel, it is an absolute marvel. Take a look as these pics:

Don't know what I am more excited about - the concert or the hotel!

But, whatever it is, this is enough to make me forget that I flunked another driving test today!

Monday, October 27, 2008

In a Jiffy

A year looks like a reasonably long time when we think about it but it passes off in a jiffy when you have to live it. That's how fast this last year of my blogger life has passed - in a jiffy!

This blog has become an important part of my life. It's my diary, only public. Just as Iya stated in the first comment I received on the blog, this is the world of 'self-expression'. More on Iya later. Coming back to the blog, I always wanted to be part of the blogger community. For more than 2 years, was just a follower, sometimes expressing my views via comments but mostly just a reader cum observer. Then, my wedding date got finalized. And what better time to start 'self-expression' than a wedding! And that's when this journey started.

From the preparations, the shopping sprees, the fears and inhibitions, the honeymoon planning to the actual wedding and the honeymoon - I covered this beautiful phase of my life here.

And in the midst of 'marriage mania', I went to Dublin (Ireland) for two weeks on training.

Come March and with everything behind me, it was back to routine work and married life. Some events had an epochal impact on me like the accident and the milestone. Some brought delight and happiness like success at work, Dad's birthday and Roger Federer. Some disappointments like my driving license ordeal. Some observations on current affairs, Dubai taxi or Ramadan. A few movies. And some just brought plain 'ol satisfaction or nostalgia like completing 3 years at Oracle, Bangalore, IPL, my team in Oracle India and my birthday. All in all, it's been fun!

I would like to thank Priyanka, whose blog opened my eyes and the doors to the blogger world.

My wife for being my strength and inspiration. And for being my most silent reader! For the record - she has not commented ever.

Thank you, Iya, for your generous comments and for always being there.

My sister, Ruhi, for being an ardent follower with crispy comments.

And a big thank you to everyone else as well. There is going to be more. This is just the beginning. Stay tuned.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Dubai Driving License - Part 3

Road test 4: Fail

I'm beginning to think - Is it even possible to pass?

Statistic for today: Only 11 passed out of possibly 150+ students.

Edison once said after failing to invent the light bulb - "I have not failed. I've just found 10000 ways that won't work".

So let's be optimistic. I've just found different ways on how not to pass. Hurray!

Ought to share my wisdom. Think so too?

Just one: Don't look like an Indian!!!

Monday, October 13, 2008


Someone dropped by at my blog with the following Google search query:

"wanted tharki girl in bangalore"

I just couldn't stop laughing. It made my day!!!

To the wise (read: desperate) guy or girl (really?): Sorry to disappoint you but this is not that type of a blog.


I think everyone deserves one chance at insanity. I'm just trying to come to terms with it.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Check this out...

I've never posted links to other blogs here. Maybe I never came across something exceptional enough. But this has to be an huge exception.

An Ode to India TV

Just check this out!

Super!!! Hats off to the author.