This boring post is dedicated to a sweet bully who goes by the name - Chay
7 things I wish to do before I die :
1> Get Married.
No, I am dead serious about this. This has been my numero uno priority for a long time now.
2> Own a 2 bedroom apartment in Mumbai.
I guess this has to happen before I can think of Goal Nbr. 1. The rate at which property prices are shooting up in Mumbai, it seems like I am doomed to remain single (for a very long time).
3> Go back to India for good.
4> Swim in the deep end of a swimming pool.
Don't want to say something grand like I want to swim with the great White sharks or mermaids.Just want to keep it real. Have been stuck in the shallow end of pool for eternity now. One day I will make it to the other end.
5> Walk with a gurl amidst heavy rains sharing one umbrella.
6> Learn atleast one foreign language.
7> QUIT Software field.
I wish to switch to some creative field like movie editing or photography. These are two professions which I have always had strong cravings for. About 8/9 years back I flirted briefly & un-successfully with video editing. Back then, I took the easy way out & switched to software instead of persevering bit more. I desperately want to have one more fling before I die. Am willing to trade 6 things that I listed above for this one dream. I don't have an effing clue how to go about realizing this very dear dream of mine.
7 things I do not enjoy:
1> Being a Passionless Code Coolie
2> Socializing , Meeting new people
3> Brushing teeth & Bathing on weekends
4> People who "Show Off" (be it brains, wealth, power etc.)
5> Handling Money Matters
6> Planning my future.. Setting Goals.. Sticking to resolutions/plan
7> Waiting for e-mail / sms replies
7 things that attracted me to Blogging:
I have plenty of free time & have nothing better to do. The day i find something meaningful to do with my life, I will quit blogosphere. I desparately long for real life.
7 things I say most often :
1> Arrreh.. (That's an exasperated Arreh)
2> Buss Kyaa ?
4> Sahi Hei Baap..
5> Kyaaa Haal Chaal ?
7 Books I like :
I have mostly read contemporary fiction (exception is book#1 in the list mentioned below) & I try n' stick to books written by Indian authors. Sadly, I haven't been exposed to any Classic Literature be it in English or any other language. I am listing few books which I have read more than once. I desparately want to catch up on books written in my mother tongue Marathi.
1> Mritunjay - Shivaji Sawant (in Marathi)
2> Vyaakti Aani Valli - P.L. Dehspande (in Marathi)
3> God Of Small Things - Arundhati Roy
4> Fury - Salman Rushdie
5> Godfather / Sicilian - Mario Puzo
6> Books on Zen Philosophy
7> Books on Alternate Healing Techniques
7 Movies I want to watch (and have watched) again and again :
3> U've Got Mail
4> Basu Chatterjee Movies (Baaton Baaton Mein, Khatta Meetha , Choti Si Baat )
5> Hrishikesh Mukherjee Movies (Mili, Abhimaan, Anand, Chupke Chupke, Gol Maal )
6> Sai Paranjpe Movies Movies (Chasme Buddoor, Kathaa )
7> Any movie featuring following actresses : Scarlett Johansson, Renee Zellweger,Cameron Diaz, Julia Roberts, Meg Ryan, Cate Blanchett, Calsita Flockhart
7 pieces of Music I enjoy :
Again, you won't find any classics here in my list. My tastes have been molded solely by popular culture, the kind of music which gets aired on TV & Radio . In general, I like mellow, soulful, sombre numbers.
1> Norah Jones
2> Vonda Shephard
3> Enya, Dido
4> Hridaynaath Mangeshkar Compositions
5> Bruce Springsteen, Lionel Richie, Bryan Adams, Phil Collins , George Michael, Michael Jackson (Plz stop sniggering at the mention of Whacko Jacko, I was very young back then)
6> Ghulam Ali, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Jagjit Singh
7> Gregorian Chants, Enigma
7 people I am tagging :
I am not that sadist. The buck stops here .