Monthly Archives: October 2009

Two States by Chetan Bhagat

Super Cool Book….a must read…….made me laugh out loud…..made me smile to myself……brought tears to my eyes…now not too many books have done that..!!

The Book is is four parts major parts….

Ahemdabad: Boy meets Girl….

Aanaya….the hottest girl in the IIMA….who 13 IIT boys have proposed to in the first week at collegeand Krish……who Aanaya somehow felt can be a ‘friend’ also so much falls in love with her but does not want to be the 14th one to be heartbroken…

After regular complications….things fall in place!

Chennai:  Boy meets girls parents….

And takes 6 months to convince them…!! Crazy…Hoe did he have the patience! The cutest scene( yeah he writes so well that it feels like a movie!) is the one where he proposes…..wont tell you much about it to keep the suspense…..but I had tears in my eyes…I was so touched! The book is worth reading for this one little scene!

After regular and irregular complications….things fall in place!

Delhi: Girl meets boys parents…..

Now this part could have been handled better….the girl manages to impress the boys parents….but how she does it could have been better. Since it is written by a man..The boy comes looking oh so sweet in this part of the book also…

After regular and irregular complications….things fall in place!

Goa: Boys parents  meet girls parents meet….

After regular and irregular complications….THINGS FALL apart!

What a tragedy…..after all the effort…it is all over…..

Delhi: Chennai: Dehi: Chennai:

Finally things work out…yeah it had to be a book with a happy ending….thank god for that……!!

Overall a very very nice read…everything is a little exaggerated….but then that is what makes it fun! I liked the way the father and son relationship is depicted in the book…that too got me to tears at some places!  As for the laughs they are all over the book…..his wedding is so funny….poor thing!

It is like a super hit  bollywood movie…it has it all….the romance… the suspense…the drama…the comedy….full paisa vasool!

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On the Way to the Wedding By Julia Quinn

It’s about love…about romance…about ‘moments’ when you realize…feel… this is Love….the protagonists fall in LOVE by just looking at the person….they hear music… something inside them flutters….( all bullshit na!! but does that really happen….umm..think about maybe it does!) and then they see someone else…and the same damn thing happens again…they are confused!! Finally they meet someone….who makes their toes tingle…flutter deep inside….they feel the excitement…..and yet they feel comfortable…like they have known the person all their life…is this LOVE!

Is love….the tingle…the excitement and the comfort all felt together for the same person….!!??!!

So have you had any of those ‘moments’? The book makes you think…..reflect…..go back in time….try to recollect your ‘moment’ and wonder….. Excitement indicates infatuation/attraction….Comfort is with friendship…..LOVE has to be a combination of the two…Does this perfect combo exist….I hope it does …somewhere out there…in the real world..

The book is set in a time when there were Dukes, Lords, Dutchees. Erls….social order….Balls…etc….a time very far from our current time….but the feelings are the same! The last part of the narrative is very very  filmy…..actully the whole book is filmy but the last part is full of twists…..boy finally after much confusion realizes that this is the girl for him….the girl agrees after much ado…..normally that would be the end of the story…..but Lo behold….the story has just began…there are twists….and turns….and twists again….eveytime you think it is done….there is another twist! Even though you know deep inside this is one of those books that HAVE to have a happy ending…you are still intrigued to see what is going to happen next….

The book kept me awake 2 nights till I finished it……so I guess it was gripping and not bad… but I guess I like cliché filmy love stories….so read it at your own discretion….!

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‘Baby’ and ‘Bevadi’…Car’s in my Life!

My Indica is named  ‘Baby’…cause it is nice little car that I am quite fond of… its “My Baby”, hence the name.

My bro’s car is an Petrol drinking big car and is a Guzzler of fuel and money….as compared to my economical Diesel drinking ‘Baby’ so I have coined the name “Bevadi” for it and everyone reluctantly agrees to it…

Friday afternoon…one of my colleague in office tells me….did you hear the good news….the watchman called and said your tire is punctured….got down requested a driver to change to stepney tire and got home without incident…

Saturday night…2:30 in the night after our Diwali party at cousins place….the front tire goes phat again!! Middle of the night….on the highway..on top of a flyover….. ….just 2 women…me and mommy and my baby bro.. ..and NO stepney tire….managed to call people in the other car….and they came back…helped us to wake the tire repair wala and we reached home at 3:30 in the night…

Apparently all four tires of my ‘Baby’ have holes and hence they keep getting punctured…L… they have to be replaced…..any anything that has to be replaced is a research project undertaken by my dad….so till the project is done….I cannot take ‘Baby’  for a ride…cause if I get stuck alone on the highway at night…there will be panic….!

As for ‘Bevadi’…she has some neural problems which need to be fixed…..the lights inside switch on without reason….switching the right indicator leads sometimes to the left indicator coming on…sometimes both and sometimes none…!! WTH….wonder if it is a neural problem or ‘gaadi me bhoot aagaya hai! (Is the car possessed by a ghost!)  Now that is a scary thought!!

Bottom line…both Baby and Bevadi are not working…. what a tragedy! 😦

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Smile Poem

Smiling is infectious,
you catch it like the flu,
when someone smiled at me today,
I started smiling too.

I passed around the corner
and someone saw my grin
when he smiled I realized
I`d passed it on to him.
I thought about that smile
then I realized its worth,

A single smile, just like mine
could travel round the earth.

So, if you feel a smile begin,
don`t leave it undetected
Let`s start an epidemic quick,
and get the world infected!

PS: This is NOT an orginal piece of work…..saw it somewhere online…liked it…and copy pasted it!

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