Friday, October 29, 2004

funnyyyyy stufffffffffff

One of the things that separates US from India is the element of comedy. US People hate to be in distress. Once people return home from work they find the sitcoms (situation comedy) all over the television. Standup comedians are the real celebreties in this part of the world. And Indians find desparate fighting housewives waiting for them on the television!!!

Let me give you a simple example. When asked about why did she marry xyz guy then about 50-60% of the US girls would reply: "because he is funny" and not "because he is from good family and somewhat good-natured". Typical Indian reply to that comment would be "if he is funny then laugh, don't marrrrryyyyy himmmmm". I don't want to cross any line over here but would like to stress the importance of 'being funny' in the lives of americans.

'Enjoy', 'chill', 'peace' are some of the words amrus use frequently in their conversations. It indicates their approach towards life. They never land in any uncomfortable situation i.e. they never sacrifice anything in their lives. They never save money. LIfe is a big party for people over here. Individual happiness is the foremost thing and I wonder is this the ultimate truth?

Sunday, October 17, 2004

Saturday, October 16, 2004


My good friend (also my old rommie) got a job in Microsoft. He was called for onsite (Redmond, WA)interview two weeks back. But this is not the interesting part. Interesting part is that he wore a t-shirt saying "My stars say...I would be next Bill Gates" for all the 6 interviews held onsite. I could not help laughing. Now I know whom to refer when somebody asks me for the definition of GUTS. I would have bought a new formal shirt and pant for the interview and I guess this is a normal mentality.

The event changed my overall view for the whole formal thing. Its all in our minds. We tend to behave as formal as possible for such events in our lives. Why ? because its a right thing to do, thats why. We should question such assumptions and try to break the custom: just for fun. I am planning to do the same in near future like for defense of my Master's Report. Hope I would stick to my word, but the whole thing scares the hell out of me.....(hehe !!!)

Thursday, October 07, 2004

Border - Gavaskar Trophy

Well, Ind-Aus test series finally begins. However it has lost some lustre due to the absence of stalwarts like "apna" sachya and Ricky Ponting. But the series is still imp because the cricketing world believes that this time Aus will have trophy back.

Going by the current Indian and Austrialian teams' form it might look correct. But Indian tradition to surprise the world with fairytale endings still reigns. Looking back to the Indian team that won over Aus in last test series, our current team is definetly more strong and more confident.

My bet is that India will win the series 2-1. There is no scientific reasoning for it except that it is my gut feeling....

Tuesday, October 05, 2004

Second Masterpiece from this artist (That's me !!!) Posted by Hello