Friday, November 24, 2006


"In ancient Egyptian mythology and in myths derived from it, the phoenix or phœnix is a mythical, sacred firebird, closely associated with the rising sun and the Egyptian sun-god Ra."

In modern day Mumbai, a hub of activity comprising of many large stores, boutiques and eateries is known as High Street Phoenix. Having reinvented itself from what used to be a textile mill, the name is appropriate enough.
In a freakish coincidence though – or what is perceived to be a coincidence, a discotheque has existed here, almost since the mall’s inception – known as Ra.
Given the above reference, it is uncanny that something in the year 2006, should come so close to ancient Egyptian mythology – when it comes to the name as well as the meaning.
But the sad part is, no one recognises and wonders at this coming together of the fates in an unexpected place and generation! Because most are not aware. And even if they are, they don’t care enough to nod at this coincidence, and acknowledge it.
Everything is connected and happens for a reason. Something I strongly believe in. A small, fine, invisible thread…tucked away in the air around us…manoeuvring everything in our lives. Making puppets out of us, all the while letting us think that we’re in control, and it’s our brain that’s making the connections, and not fate.
How else would you explain how when you’re thinking of something –
a name
a place
an animal
a thing
or even just
a random noun
or verb
–INVARIABLY that word – the name or the random word or the place takes some form the very next second?
And it happens every so often. Ruling out the possibility of mere coincidence.

Some examples in English: You think of a person in your life – a friend called Aditya – you look up and the name ‘Aditya’ stares out at you from the back of the rickshaw in front of you.

You’re sitting at office and typing an email. You type the words ‘from India’ and someone says ‘India’ on their telephone conversation, which is well within earshot!

And a million more such connections – yes they happen all the time. Yet, reactions, from us all, are limited to chuckles at the event! But nothing more.

Are we scared to acknowledge that there’s a greater force, than our minds, at work here? Do we not want to get into the nitty-gritties of fate? Or do we just not delve into things we don’t really understand and can’t explain?
Give it a thought.
If Ra can make an appearance at the namesake of the mythical, immortal bird it is associated with in 2006…anything is possible.

Sunday, July 02, 2006

oh and...

If that long list wasn't enough...I happened to spot Mr. Nasal at Squeeze too last night...! He really is everywhere!

Saturday, July 01, 2006

back after a lull

It feels great to be back...because it's been one hellava rollercoaster ride since April. Fights, Fantastic foreign trips and filtering people from my life have been just some of the rollicking things that happened.

Without getting into too much detail, I would just like to make a comment about Himesh Reshammiya today.

Isn't he coming out of our eyes, ears, noses and mouths? He's everywhere~! Literally on our ipods,
at discos,
on tv,
on the radio,
at weddings,
beauty paegants and award shows.
on stations, on the road,
in rickshaws, in offices.
In villages,
in graveyards, on cellphones,
in movies.
Very soon, he'll be an international phenomenon!

Beware world - Himesh Reshammiya's taking over soon!

Sunday, April 02, 2006


Ok so i logged in to my hi5 account after a few months, and was sifting through junk messages saying "do you want to make friendship with me?" and laughing at most of hindi and all! Some even went as far as saying Short term goals: "Making friendship with you!!" but then i came across this message, which went a bit too far! Just thought I'd share it with you all!:

you are very beautiful, and i am very much interested in friendship with u,

i am 26 years single guy, good looking, doing well established bussiness in mumbai, I am looking for discreet
/fun relationship with Broadminded girl / Females of any age and any caste no bar,

first we will to build up good friendship & intimacy, we will first know each other more through couple of mails and then plan/proceed how to meet, Let us not hurry, Since I am looking for long term friendship/fun, so once again let us not hurry, SLOW AND STEADY WINS THE RACE.

Your personal matters,STATUS & Looks are of least important and Good Heart, Submisiveness, confidentiality and discretion is must.

If you are BM Female looking for pleasure & fun, with a decent& trustworthy guy.

please reply with your number and interests likings and dislikings. I am a trustworthy person and I Promise, I can defenitely adjust according to your need requirement

if you are interested in me then please contact me on my cell no 9323947190 or email me :

Please note the 'submissiveness and confidentiality'!! Submisiveness????? Can you believe it?!?! People reallllly think they can get away with a lot nowadays! Guts they have!


Wednesday, March 29, 2006

White sands, fun people, the perfect weekend:) talking about my office picnic to Ganpati Pule!

Just off Goa, one is reminded of the same pristine beaches...and clear water...some 17 of us got together - work pals - and just let our hair down!

In a nut-shell, it was 17 hours of driving! with lots of music and dancing in the bus...card games, funky snaps, cavorting in the sea, beach volleyball, truth & dare and tell-all games and lazy hours spent in hammocks singing and bonding.

A great investment...after all, we have to work together 24/7! Work, live, play, eat, sleep. And have a blast! - Time to go to office! I actually feel like going!

dark films and one's state of mind

Have you ever noticed how an extremely dark film, with heavy-duty dialogues, background scores, lighting and make-up can leave a lasting impression? Especially the dialogue delivery and the whispering innunciated words...dramatic i know...but i get this familiar sensation every time i watch a dark film.

By dark film, i mean like the sixth sense, or the ring!(god!I was shitting bricks after that one!)or RGV's Bhoot! Or the movie i caught yesterday - 'Being Cyrus'...india's latest contribution to world-class cinema...this was one heck of a film, in terms of lighting, cinematography, concept, dialogues and most of all performances. Like i always say, half the battle is won when you have a cast like that. One can't go wrong with such veterans.

But the dialogues inside my head didn't stop with the credits after the film! They followed me home...going on and on inside my head. Making every situation seem dramatic and dark film-like. Whether it was the elevator going up and down, or the honking at the traffic signal, or ankeet's was all surreal like it was a part of the film.

The feeling wears off soon enough - don't worry, am not an apt candidate for the loony bin just yet - but it makes you feel strange. like a film as a film and just the whole medium of film seems so're seeing someone else's point of view on a certain subject - and are just a passive recipient - but it can still make a lasting impression.

I guess that's what distinguishes a good film from all the crap dished out every day. One dark film that shines nonetheless.

Monday, March 27, 2006

Page 3!

Ok so i went for a typical page 3 party last night. Where we shared floor space with the likes of Nita Ambani and Elizabeth Hurley. Yes, it was fun! We people-watched...saw Suneil Shetty (with all the extra e's and i's), Jaaved Jaafrey, Karan Johar, Tara Sharma, Dino Morea, Manish Malhotra...all the page 3 art people, all the page 3 models, all the page 3 designers, entities, and non-entities alike. But the most people/obstacles around...were the press. Hounding, interviewing and clicking away.

The worst part was that the press weren't even enjoying themselves. You could make out that it was strictly bread and butter stuff. Dressed in their office casuals - osho chappals and kurtas - they came, scoffed a little, hounded a little and left. But their sheer numbers! Now don't get me wrong...I've been there, done that too..on the other side, with my kurtas and scoffing...but now it's getting too obvious!

Anyway met some people from work, a few familiar faces, including the dj..but basically chilled with my mom and her colleagues - who's party it was - my cousins and boyfriend...:)

All in all..the sheer experience of rubbing shoulders with the famous is always exciting, but temporary nonetheless. soon enough, the shine rubs off...the gloss comes off...and one prefers parties where you can scream, let your hair down and hug your friends without a care in the world.

Friday, March 24, 2006

A first glimpse into my galaxy!

Ok now I finally have a virtual galaxy in which I can pour all my thoughts... those who are reading this have unfortunately gotta bear with me! state of mind right now? Well I have a few new inputs for my book (which I will make happen, no matter what!) from colleagues...which kinda made sense! So am writing those down before I forget them...

Other than that...have kinda finished work for today, though you know how it is, you make plans when you think you've finished work...and then work piles up like nobody's business! Murphy's law!

ok now this entry is getting boring...

so now i'll post when I have something relevant to say!

see ya muaaah...