Saturday, September 09, 2006

Where's the party tonight?

Its been 2 months since I started working at Delhi i.e. 8 weekends

Elevate 3
Buzz 3
Chinese and Thai Cafe 4
Aqua 1
Agni 1
Blue Elephant 1
Mirage 1
Turquoise Cottage 1
Climax 1
Nasha 1
Shalom 1
Laidback Waters 1
One helluva house party 1
One mega shaadi 1

Seems like the first Saturday night when I'm home..

I like home..

I like slow sleepy songs..

I shall sleep..

I think its time to slow down..

.. for now.

Tuesday, August 29, 2006


For the past many many months - I've been fixated by this song.

Its not my favourite PJ song - that goes to Last kiss.

Not my second - that goes to Jeremy.

Or my third - that goes to Alive.

But I was still fixated by her...

Sheets of empty canvas, untouched sheets of clay
Were laid spread out before me as her body once did
All five horizons revolved around her soul
As the earth to the sun
Now the air I tasted and breathed has taken a turn
Ooh, and all I taught her was everything
Ooh, I know she gave me all that she wore
And now my bitter hands chafe beneath the clouds
Of what was everything?
Oh, the pictures have all been washed in black, tattooed everything...
I take a walk outside
I'm surrounded by some kids at play
I can feel their laughter, so why do I sear
Oh, and twisted thoughts that spin round my head
I'm spinning, oh, I'm spinning
How quick the sun can, drop away
And now my bitter hands cradle broken glass
Of what was everything?
All the pictures have all been washed in black, tattooed everything...
All the love gone bad turned my world to black
Tattooed all I see, all that I am, all that I'll be...yeah...

I know someday you'll have a beautiful life, I know you'll be a star
In somebody else's sky, but why
Why, why can't it be, why can't it be mine

But then, in the past few weeks - another song has taken over.

Now my favourite Coldplay song.

Over Clocks, Scientist, Yellow, Trouble, Shiver.

Ironically, the first time I heard this song was at a Coldplay concert in DC late 2005, when I spent most of the concert with a phonecall..

When you try your best but you don't succeed
When you get what you want but not what you need
When you feel so tired but you can't sleep
Stuck in reverse
and the tears come streaming down your face
when you lose something you can't replace
when you love some one but it goes to waste
could it be worse?
High up above or down below
When you too in love to let it go
But if you never try you'll never know
Just what you're worth
Tears stream down your face
When you lose something you cannot replace
Tears stream down your face
And I
Lights will guide you home
And ignite your bones
And I will try to fix you

Shout out to all those who tried to fix me in the past many many months..

I'm back


Tuesday, July 04, 2006




Well played Azzuri...

Good show Germany - Very sad it had to end - but glad we got so far and had many an awesome moment in the WC finals.

2010 I'll be there at the stands! Hopefully - that is our year.

Saturday, July 01, 2006

We won we won we won!!!

What a game!

What a game!!!

I was fortunate enough to watch it at the IIT lecture theatre here at Bombay. There is NO better place to watch a game. Perhaps being present at the stadium comes close - but sheesh - the atmosphere was phenomenal!!

Not the best German play and we admittedly were the second best team for a large part of the game.

But maaan - did we have the nerve and the grit and the tenacity and the will to win. And of course the luck!

Never felt so much blood pump into my head whilst watching a football game. Minutes 49 to 80 were arguably the worst television sporting minutes of my life. But what a game! What a game!

They joy of victory was sweetened by the fact that we were just around 20-30 odd German supporters in a sea of around 300 fans. And boy did we savour the win!

Took a picture back in the hostel room after the game. In my 2002 Bayern Munich shirt with Ballack's 13. Guess I was too dazed to hold my German sash up straight :)

Thats Rajubhai with me - the person who convinced me to go to the lecture theatre to watch the game. I was planning to watch just the finals out there and the rest at pubs - but the LT is INCOMPARABLE! This quarterfinal felt nothing less than the final. I owe you bigtime dude!

Azzurri - you guys are next!


Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Mannschaft vs Albiceleste

Sometimes I look at my last name and go - MAN - I wish it were shorter and simpler!

Everytime I call any helpline, I have to spell - N-A-R-A-Y-A-N-A-S-W-A-M for Monkey-Y

and then I came across this dude during the Argentina vs Netherlands game - a striker in the Dutch football team


Poor flo - first time I saw him I thought he was from some B league club in Netherlands called Hesselink. But I was wrong - that is part of his last name!!


I think I like my name better..

Talking about the World cup..

7 out of the 8 pre-quarterfinals had results I was not rooting for. The only one which went the right way - fortunately - was Germany thulping Sweden.

Sooooo hope that Germany go on to lift the cup this time. They are playing absolutely beautifully and its a pity that we face Argentina next. If we lose, hope Argentina lift the cup. If they cant make it - hope Portugal manage the magic. If not them - Ukraine. If not them - France. If not les bleus - Brazil. Not that I dont like Brazil - just that they have won enough. Plz let other junta win!

That being said - It would TOTALLY SUCK if England or Italy go on to win the cup - they dont even deserve to be in the quarterfinals.

Overhyped, bluddy useless bunch of players are the English. ( Apart from Gerrard who is the only player who is more heart than hype in the English squad )

And the Italians should have lost to the Aussies. Whining group of SOBs. Maybe this result was redemption for their bad luck in 2002 - but the poor Socceroos. 2010 Inshallah!

Also, decided that I have to go to S. Africa for the 2010 World Cup. So the shingles out there are

2006 - Move back to India - very convenient :D
2008 - Everest Base Camp
2010 - World Cup at South Africa
2012 - ????

Saturday, May 20, 2006

Bye bye bye

Unfortunately, I am making it a bad habit of losing the loves of my life..

Admittedly, this was easier.

Sold my car a few days back. My first ever car. Busterina.

Kn and Busterina.

Not too fond of the lucky bastard who gets to ride it now. To rub salt into my wounds, the weather outside is absolutely gorgeous - what I would call perfect convertible weather.

Thats when it sunk in.

I'm going home! ( of course - buying the one way ticket to delhi also helped sink in the feeling)

Will be at Delhi 3 weeks from now. Will be dabbling in consulting - with the fledgling Bain office in Gudgaon - beshhht it is!

Looking forward to the next chapter in my life - :D - new job, new country, new car and maybe lotsa new other things..

Excited. Kicked. Scared.

Never thought I'd have the guts to get out of my nice little comfort zone out here in Richmond.

Very proud of myself.

Aage kya hoga - Ram Jaane :)

Till then, I'll just sulk and miss the loves of my life and feel lucky that I had a chance to be with them.

Isn't she pretty?

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

So they say..

... Behind every successful man, there is a good woman.

So I add... Without that woman, success does not feel as good.