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Phir Mile January 27, 2010

Filed under: Nostalgia,Randomness,The Way I See It,Too Much Time — The Goddess @ 10:34 pm

Ok, so every Indian who grew up with DD has already ripped apart the new “Phir Mile Sur Mera Tumhara” video. So I don’t have anything wittier or new to say.

But what I can do for my wonderful readers is put together some of the best comments I’ve heard so far…

The makers, Zoom say, “More than 60 of India’s icons have lent their support to this initiative which has taken almost a year to create. It took more than 60 days of on-location shoot, across 15 cities of India, 30 days of post production, 22 of India’s biggest superstars, 18 of India’s best musicians, 13 of India’s best artists and singers, 15 of India’s most renowned icons to create this magnum opus. Each artist speaks of a cause and the video is shot at places which have historical value and significance.”

Evidently, it takes a year to travel by boat from Kashmir (where Rohit Bal is buying spinach) to the Qutub Minar (where the star kid is playing the santoor)

Amitabh Bachchan said,

“People from film industry along with so many other individuals have given their voices to make this wonderful song of India. I am the only person in the song who has a repeat value,”

Does that mean he’s the only one who gets to sing his lines and then say them?

Some latest tweets:

Is there any difference between Om Shanthi Om’s Title track and Phir Mile Sur Mera Tumhara? Could have used that video as well!

I feel so cheated: Zakir Hussain doesn’t shout, ‘Wah, Taj!” at the end of his bit in Phir Mile Sur Mera Tumhara.

Q: Why wasn’t Rajnikanth in Phir Mile Sur Mera Tumhara video? A: Because Rajni ‘Kant’ be seen with ordinary actors!

— could have used more role models and less models

has gotto b d WORST National Integration Project ever! D music itself is SO un-integrated!

What was SRK thinking? He looked as if he was singing to his estranged lover.

Krish Ashok has methodically dissected the video (frame by frame) on his blog here. In his words:

” This 16 minute Bollygasm will put blade like a Kiwi farmer on a sheep during shearing season. It’s a showy, shallow, cringe-worthy, slow-tempo, un-coordinated and unwatchable piece of crystalline Crappium Craptide wrapped in crapé paper.”

Do read the entire post. It’s hilarious.

What do I think? You mean aside from the fact that I’m relieved that I’m not the only one who thought there was too much Bollywood? Well, I’m relieved I’m not the only one who feels some of the actors could lip sync to a national integration type song in a mildly (or very) obscene fashion. It’s nice to know other people feel the video could have been shorter. Everyone I know (including me, of course) feels the video was a joke.

Oh, if you know any kids who’re too young to have seen the original, do them a favour and have them watch it.

But really, I agree most with Greatbong who says:

“Now I wait eagerly for “Phir Baje Sargam Har Taraf Se” with Pritam, Himesh and Rakhi Sawant.”


Dear Cosmo June 14, 2008

Filed under: Randomness,Through a Woman's Eyes,Too Much Time — The Goddess @ 2:10 pm

Dear Cosmo,

Thank you for being my friend since I was 16.

Thank you for all the times I sat with my then best friend in a corner of the club library and read the “Ways to Blow His Mind (and more…)” articles and said to each other “Eww! People do that?” at 16. To “Ooh! You can do that?” at 18 to more recently… 😉

Thank you for teaching me to define my own style instead of being a fashion victim. And for teaching me to never wear red lipstick with red nailpolish (not that I ever would have, but I now have an authoritative source to quote) And for teaching me how to apply makeup right and what to carry in my bag. (The emergency gloss always comes in handy when there’s a cute new guy around or I feel out of place and under-dressed)

Thank you for teaching me that it’s not cool to be an indiscriminate consumerist and to blow big money on stuff that counts (That white shirt and those heels were worth that obscene amount I paid for them, thank you!)

Thank you for teaching me about office politics and health and toxic relationships and to value my man just about as much as I value my jeans 😀

And oh, thanks for featuring only Sushmita Sen on your cover. I would have died if you’d made the wishy washy other one your cover girl 😛

A very grateful reader

~ Me


Questions! Questions! Questions! April 30, 2008

Filed under: Randomness,Too Much Time — The Goddess @ 2:01 pm

We came up with this a long time ago… I’ve been meaning to add to it for a long time, but never mind… Enzoi!

Why do people in toothpaste ads talk with their mouths wide open?

How come only beautiful models wear (only) underwear in ads?

Don’t the makers of sanitary products ads realize that half the viewers are men?

What about the soap ads? Don’t men have baths? Only girls having bath always (not that men are complaining)…

Fairness cream ads… Life has no meaning if you’re not fair!

Oldspice ads and shaving cream ads… We should either be a surfer dude or a life gaurd…

According to deo ads, women are stupid enough to run after a man who smells good. And the guys are stupid enough to not get their girlfriend back by using the same stuff the other guy is…

To buy any diamond to propose or marry the guy (an average one) should sell himself. Actualy it is not fair. Why should the guy give the woman a diamond why cant the woman give him an x-box 360 or a nice watch and propose?

What never ceases to amuse me is… there’s more sex in ads for deos, jeans and beer than in condom ads!


To Quit April 24, 2008

Filed under: Randomness,The Way I Am,Too Much Time — The Goddess @ 2:18 pm

To quit, or not to quit: that is the question:
Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of an outrageous job,
Or to take arms against a sea of troubles,
And by opposing end them? To quit: to be broke;
No more; and by an email to say we end
The heart-ache and the thousand natural shocks
That appraisals are heir to, ’tis a consummation
Devoutly to be wish’d.

Like I said… to quit or not to quit. That is the question…


Difference Between Georgette and Chiffon February 20, 2008

Filed under: Blogging,Little Things,Randomness,Too Much Time,Wedding Blues — The Goddess @ 2:33 pm

One search term that constantly turns up on my blog stats is “difference between georgette and chiffon”. There is no real information in the post that gets thrown up by google. So let me be a good netizen and post some relevant content… And also show off my newly acquired knowledge. 😛

Georgette and Chiffon are two types of fabric (duh!) that are used to achieve a flowy, princess like effect. While that sounds cute. There are a few pointers to remember…

Georgette is a weave that twists the yarn. And because of this, the fabric has a springy feel to it. Chiffon is more net like.

Georgette is thicker. So you can trust it to hold heavy work. Chiffon, I am not sure. I would not experiment with a work on chiffon sari.

And most important, georgette drapes well. So does chiffon, of course. But being more transparent, chiffon saris are recommended only for women with toned, perfect midriffs worth exposing. Chiffon saris are meant to be single layer transperant pallu. So be sure you want that. Doesn’t matter what the colour is, it will still be very net like and see through.

Chiffon is lighter though. Georgette saris would stay in place better than chiffon because they’re heavier.

I’m biased towards georgette. Please excuse… 😛

And oh! Since both fabrics can be woven from silk and polyester, ensure that you touch the material and be sure you’re not being cheated…

Is this information enough?


The Characters February 8, 2008

Filed under: Life,Randomness,Too Much Time — The Goddess @ 11:29 pm

If you recognize yourself, don’t hesitate to raise your hand. 😛

There’s a guy who serenaded me at the classroom window singing the title song of “Dil To Pagal Hai”. He also convinced me that he had 9 dogs in his farmhouse and that his parents moved to a country whose “economy gets a boost every time I buy a plane ticket out of there”. Wrote me poetry and played role of best friend for a good many years. And oh, let me not forget, he did ask the words once… “Be Mine!” How I wished it was for real… How glad I am today that it was not… 😛

Theres a girl I knew for a good many years… Forelock like a horse, gait like one, infectious smile, foot somewhat in the mouth, liberal parents who now refuse to accept a son-in-law who might consume mushroom and someone as forgetful as me when it comes to people, calling and email. Played role of best friend for a good many years before being replaced by the character above. Oh yes, was an integral part of my hunt for ferns and fungi for the biology scrapbook 😀

There’s a boy I knew for three years. Little kid at heart, big words, big dreams, a propensity for trouble, a mom who hates me still and a love for dogs. He taught me to be not so nice and helped me discover how mad I can be. He also put up with the worst mood swings ever in the history of a boy-girl relationship… He played multiple roles in my life. Lets not even go there. But to be sure, there was no one after that to take his place… After all, you’re 19 only once 🙂

Theres a girl who helped me find myself when I was lost. She was smart and moody. Unpredictable and fun. She taught me to not be lazy and to play bubble bomb for hours. She was irreverant and eccentric and she disappeared without a trace after we parted ways. Roommate from college. What a wonderful thing to be 🙂

There’s a guy. As mad as I am. Who unleashed all the mischief I have in  me. Someone sweet, sensitive and smart. Who can whack me on the head when I need it the most. Who can understand what I’m thinking. Who knows before I goof up and knows better than to talk when I’m not ready to listen. Someone who likes me for who I am. Someone who I know will stick up for me no matter what. My best friend.

A girl I knew for 6 years. Who I feel lost without. We never can bring ourselves to admit it though… We’re way cooler than that… 😛 Oh, she knows how to shop at The Charminar. What better reason to keep a friend?

A lot more there are. These are the most normal ones of the lot. There’s a girl who decided to become a Forensic Scientist. A guy who loves the lamp posts in the college campus for no reason at all. A girl who’s barely 5 feet who seems to be a child and a grown up all at once. A guy who decided a play could be written on me who carries 4 pens in engineer style. A girl who loves fashion but settles for engineering instead… A guy who gave up serenading his fiancee to help me nurse a broken heart…

Countless people.

People are supposed to come and go. But people who enter that circle seem to stick around forever… 🙂


Are We Raceist? January 7, 2008

Filed under: My Political Stand,The Way I See It,Too Much Time — The Goddess @ 5:14 pm

Casteist, Regionalist and Colour Conscious? Perhaps.

But Raceist?