Sunday, April 25, 2010

"... for women, wealth [is] gauged not only by economic figures, but also by who gets to raise her own children, with what kind of help, and who must raise someone else's as well as her own, with no help."

-- Naomi Wolf, 
Misconceptions 
Truth, Lies and the Unexpected on the Journey to Motherhood

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

next is what?




Facebook 2010: Photos of friends at foreign universities , parties, and at their own weddings

Facebook 2020: Photos of friends' kids, friends' kids' birthday parties

Facebook 2050: Photos of friends' grandkids

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

i turn away potential customers




Dear Fans and Avid Readers!!!!!!!!!!!

(yes, all 7 of you) 

Sample this :

Friend: now that you have so much time on your hands you should start a blog

oof: i already have a blog


Friend: oh wow, really? send me the link!!!! i will read it!!!

oof: uhhhhhhhh no




Friend: haha! aacha, you'll send me the link tomorrow na, i want to read it!


oof: no!


[END OF CONVERSATION. END OF CONSUMERISM.]



Saturday, April 17, 2010

careers in tv news - anchor

1.45 AM - wake up
2 AM -  get picked up by office cab
3 AM - reach the office (which exists in a far flung suburb of your city)
3 AM-3.30 AM - Brush teeth inside office loo, drink pure, authentic, deliciously non-flavoured generic coffee from the office coffee machine, check emails
3.30 AM - 4AM - read up for your bulletin
4 AM - go for make-up
5 AM - return from make-up, looking oh-so-delicious at 5 fucking AM, complete with a fancy formal coat (but wearing your ratty jeans and bathroom chappals)
5 AM - 5.45 AM - read up more for your bulletin, write catchy headlines, keep checking with the assistant producer if your progress is ok
5.45 AM - go to the studio, stand under the lights, smile, look beautiful (hide your ratty jeans and bathroom chappals behind your desk so that the audience won't notice)
5.59 AM- 6.25 AM - ON AIR (and feel supremely flustered at every single mistake you make - and get yelled at by the studio director in between breaks and once the show is over for your impeccably miserable performance of looking stellar while stumbling in spite of the teleprompter)

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But who will watch news at 5.59AM in the morning?
Your mummy and daddy, of course.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

"Why is it called DLF IPL? Is it because it is being played in DLF?"

(My mother to me, in a moment of pure angst and mystification)

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Monday, April 05, 2010

split wide open

Fans and Avid Readers!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The moment you've all been waiting for is HERE!!!!
The ultimate, sad, ugly truth about me.....

... is that i used to think that i only liked strange cinema in languages that i don't understand that came with subtitles
... is that i absolutely LOVED UTV World Movies and NDTV Lumiere because the entire thing was in strange languages that i did not understand and constantly subtitled for my viewing pleasure
... is that i deliberatley kept away from most shows on Star World because, to my untrained eyes, they all looked alike (Psych, Heroes, Boston Legal, Prison Break, Ally McBeal, X Files .... endless characters, complex plots, no comedy, lots of lawyers / people with guns / police cars)
... is that ever since Star World, which is an English language channel, decided to subtitle each and every show, i find myself watching in rapt fascination...

And so. Dear Fans and Avid Readers - the ultimate, sad, ugly truth about me is that i will watch absolutely ANYTHING that comes with subtitles .

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(Now there are no secrets left between you and me. You have been exposed to the vagaries of my mind and the indescribable pleasures that tantalize my soul.)