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Buy one and get one free

Roop tagged me some time back and gave me a bribe/award to sweeten the deal. Now I am a sucker for scratch cards and buy one – get one free deals, so I have taken her tag – it came with the honest blogger award, and kya kahen, I am easy to please …..

I am supposed to tell the blogosphere 10 things about myself. Considering that I have told the blogosphere a lot about myself … this is a challenge. Aisa kya hai that I can write that folks dont know about me????

1. Merey Colgate mein namak nahin hai. Seriously dudes, that ad sucks! Imagine waking up in the morning and stretching out, walking in for the brush and bladder routine to have someone burst into your bathroom with the question “Kya aapkey Colgate mein namak hai!” I would require serious therapy and the person bursting in would require first aid (would attack out of sheer panic)! S e r i o u s l y!!!!

2. My mental image of myself is the shy, bookish, retiring types. My sons and daughter in law think I need a reality check …. sigh!

3. Was a model for a very short time in my life. Those were the days when I was slim (sigh!) and young (deeper sigh!!!) and looked really pretty. Oh, and the money I earned seriously belonged to me and not to the EMIs, kids and other sundry expenses (Deepest deepest sigh!!).

4. I am animal friendly … but dont know why. Dogs, cats and other sundry members of the animal kingdom latch on to me, and I dont understand why. It freaks me out! May be because I like to cook and all kinds of food smells linger on me??? Wonder ……

5. I own cars but dont have a clue what happens under the bonnet. But if there is a malfunction, I get out, pop the bonnet open and look at the wierd stuff there very intelligently. I even touch the wires and pipes as though I know what is what! Thankfully some macho do-gooder comes and says “Maydamji, maddad chahiye?” and rescues me from my act.

6. I need to get up in the night … actually sleep barely 3 hours at a stretch. Then I get up and go out to check if I am still in this planet. Once as a little girl, I walked out, left the door open and slept in the grass outside (We were in Shillong then) and froze. Anti-children-doing-such-things-padlocks were installed by the parents. Now I go up to the roof and check if the world is still around me. The dogs accompany me. Can imagine them thinking “Dog Alert! Woof batty woman on the prowl, Woof!! we need to guard her!”

7. The only living soul who understands me is our water turtle Annubis, but he is only three days old so it does not count.

8. Give me a good book and I forget to eat, sleep, breathe until it is over. Cant leave a book half finished and go to sleep.

9. I am teaching myself how to make nachos from scratch …. and am proud of the good results I have had.

10. As a kid, I would bring home strays ..kittens, birds etc. I once brought home an orange cat …. only it was a lion cub! My parents forced me to give it away to the zoo. Sigh!

Am surprised that I actually wrote 10 things about me that you did not know. Am surprised that you actually read them :D

Feel free to take the tag up if so inclined. In my experience they are good stuff to take on when inspiration is low

Mera Naam Hai Chin Chin Chu

The Chinese tag from Ramit, aka the bald guy

You should read his blog; he is funny! In fact he does crazy things like tag me by email and not on his blog! Just pulling your leg Ramit!

8 TV Shows I like to watch

1. 9XM
2. Channel V

(Both at 8 am – dhinchak music and celebrities dancing to the music eases the pain of exercising – they’re also doing it right?? Misery loves company)

3. MAX
4. AXN
6. PIX
7. HBO
and how can I forget
8. India TV News : its a hoot. I watch it to destress …

Sensation se bharpoor India TV

My only grouse is that these days they arent doing too much of the red circles and arrow thingys. Probably run out of red markers. Doesnt give the same frantic scary feel without it. They do blue rectangles now … sigh!!! Simply not the same effect! :(

8 Places to eat and dine (arent both the same?)

1. My kitchen
2. My good friend J-‘s kitchen (the most awesome home made south indian food) – which we then wolf down sitting on her bed with lots of alcohol
3. Kwality’s in Delhi
4. Om Ka Hotel at Jangpura for the brain curry
5. Woodlands (yeah I love south indian food)
6. Karims
7. Eating joints in the walled city
8. Thupka at the Tibetian Monastery

8 things I look forward to

1. My sons getting jobs and being successful (I will be an insufferably proud Mama)
2. Cooking
3. Going to sleep at night without waking up even once (yeah I cant sleep more than 3 hours at a stretch)
4. Boarding a space ship for interstellar travel
5. My sons sitting with me watching TV without grabbing the remote or changing the chanel, hasnt happened even once!

6. Coming home to a perfectly cooked dinner made by Kid#1. He is an awesome cook
7. My boss going out of town for more than two days
8. Dark chocolate

8 things that happened yesterday

1. Woke up at 10 a.m.
2. Went to play Holi in the colony park
3. Was so hot that overindulged in chilled beer
4. Slept (again) for two hours after a bath. Sheer bliss
5. Played Mafia Wars on Facebook
6. Won a game of Scrabble
7. Read a whole lot of blogs
8. Learnt how to take photos with my Iphone and put them on my laptop

8 things I love about winter

1. Lovely roses
2. Chrysanthemums in full bloom
3. Snuggling into a warm bed in a quilt
4. Gobhi and makki paranthas
5. Bonfires
6. Soup and more soup
7. Long walks
8. Our dogs dont get ticks (saves a whole lot of effort as we dont have to de-tick them)

8 things on my wish list —– This one is difficult! I normally just do what I wish. Umm let me think!

1. A light sabre – just like a jedi’s
2. A futuristic transporter – I wanna be able to say at least once “Beam me up Scotty!”
3. Want to travel to another planet
4. Get out of the debt trap
5. A steamy hot passionate affair with a Klingon
6. Chocolate that makes you lose weight
7. Mithai as diet food
8. A Mr. Right who is not a Mr. Boring. No aspersions on anyone – but good guys dont attract me. I have really bad taste.

8 things I am passionate about

1. I, me, myself
2. Blogging
3. Writing
4. Cooking
5. My laptop and the net connection (any malfunction and I go ballistic)
6. Reading
7. My sons and daughter in law
8. Good food and alcohol

8 Words / Phrases I often use

1. Hai Rabba
2. Awesome
3. Oh my God
4. Hain Jee
5. Yeah
6. Kya Baat Hai
7. Jai Mata Di
8. Vadhiya

8 things I have learnt from my past

1. Live life Queen Sized
2. Have faith in yourself
3. Have faith in God
4. Stay away from bankers
5. Stay away from lawyers
6. Kuch toh log kahenge, so fuck it. Its a human failing so dont beat yourself over it.
7. Be financially solvent – always
8. Take care of your health, folk can share in your emotional grief, but health is more important cause you gotta bear the physical pain and medical bills alone

8 places I would like to visit

1. Mt. Fujiyama
2. Brazil
3. Athens
4. Kailash Parbat
5. Mt. Olympus
6. Malta
7. My hostel room ~ if it still exists
8. Another planet with intelligent life

8 things I currently need/want

1. Time and money to get the home repainted
2. A 50 inches LCD screen
3. A Wii to go with it
4. A multicrore medical policy for the family (it will make me feel secure and happy)
5. A raise
6. A pay hike/raise
7. A substantial pay hike/raise
8. Godji are you listening??? A RAISE!!!!!

8 blogging buddies I want to tag

You – yes you who are reading this! Consider yourself tagged!

My favorite movie lines – They’re called boobs Ed

This is a tag forwarded to me by Shilpadesh and I am going to have fun with it

On your blog, provide a link to the Great Bong’s page, May I Hebb Your Attention Pliss. Embedding the above picture in your blog would be nice but not needed.

The May I Hebb Your Attention Pliss contest

2. Then write down your top 10 Hindi movie lines or top 10 English movie lines (You can do both if you want. Only one set is required for the contest). If you cannot think of top 10, make it top 5. Cannot think of even 5? Make it top 3. No problem. Only restriction: no two lines from same movie. This done to make it fair for other movies so that they dont get swamped by Gunda or Loha or Sholay.

3. Tag five friends to do the same.

4. Come over to the comment-space of this post and post your blog’s link so I can go and read it.

Remember: Before starting the tag, paste points 1 and 4 on your blog so that the rules are available to anyone who wishes to pick the tag up from your blog.


Favorite line no. 1

They’re called boobs Ed! Movie Erin Bronkowich actress Julia Roberts.

Ed Masry: What makes you think you can just walk in there and take whatever you want?
Erin Brockovich: They’re called boobs, Ed.

Favorite Line No. 2

The Movie Om Shanti Om : The Award Speech done very well by Shah Rukh Khan

Filmon ki tarah humarey zindagi mein bhi end tak sab kuch theekh hi ho jata hai. Happys Ending! Aur agar theekh na ho, toh voh the end nahin. Picture abhi baaki hai mere dost.

Favorite Line No. 3

The movie Musafir starring Sanjay Dutt and Anil Kapoor, Sameera and Sanjay Manjrekar

Sunjay as Billa to Anil Kapoor : Film mein villain hero ko tension deta hai par yahan tu hero hi villain ko tension de raha hai ?

Sanjay Manjrekar playing irate husband to Sameera who emerges from the bathroom with Anil Kapoor following her

Too bhi bathroom mein, Ye bhi bathroom mein, Dono mil kar bathroom ki tanki saaf kar rahey the ?

I know I know, only one line per movie but this movie has awesome dialogues

Favorite Movie Line No. 4

Pyaar Ke Side Effects

Breakup Ka Side effect no.2
Ex girlfriend ko bhulne ke liye bhaut sari shopping karni hogi..it really helps..maine 15 hazar ki ghadi lee hai aur 25 hazar ke speaker’s…Of course on installments..but i feel AWESOME!!!

Favorite Movie Line No. 5

Film Omkara, the Hindi adaptation of Othello – the best lines were given to Saif or Langda Tyagi

One of them …

Bewakoof aur chutiye mein dhaage barabar ka farak hota hai. Dhage ke henge bewakoof aur hunge, chutiya. Aur jo dhaaga khench lo, to kaun hai bewakoof kaun hai chutiya, carore rupiye ka prashan hai bhaiya. Tu to bewakoof hain na? Chutiya to insaan shaadi ke baad hove hai.

Favorite Movie Line No. 6

Movie 16 December

Danny Denzongpa : Mera bharat mahan, sou mein se ninyanvein beman

Favorite Line No. 7

Movie : Jab We Met

Kareena’s entry in the train Haath chodo mera, ab itni bhi khoobsurat nahin hoon main

Favorite Movie Line No. 8

Don ko pakad pana mushkil hi nahin namumkin hai

I really dont know who delivered this dialogue better, Mr. Bacchan or Mr. Shah Rukh Khan

Favorite Movie Line No. 9

Movie : Damini

Yeh Dhai kilo ka haath jab kisipe padtha hai na…toh aadmin ut-tha nahi uth jaata hai..

The Tareekh Pey Tareekh dialogue was good too

Favorite Movie Line No. 10

Film : Amar Akbar Anthony

Amitabh Bacchan : Aisa to Aadmi Life mein Doich time bhaagta hai. Olympic ka race ho, yaa Police ka case ho. Tum kisliye bhaagta hai bhai?

Favorite Line No. 11 (10th in Hindi)

Shucks, I checked ; hafta do one more hindi one phew!

Hehehehe Actually just looking for a way to put this gem by Shatrughan Sinha in Vishwanaat

Jali ko aag kehte hain, bujhee ko raakh kehte hain, jis raakh se barood bane use Vishwanath kehete hain
Hmm : Now I have to tag someone

Here goes –






Awards and Tags



Thanks Mythri

BTW I have a doll-like cousin with the same name and different spelling. She spells it like Maitri …. sweet hunh?

1.What is your current obsession?
Blogging, freelance writing, watching hindi movies

2. What are you wearing today?
Salwar kameez – am in office …… and dress code here is a bummer!

3. What’s for dinner?
I dont eat dinner …. gives me acidity! Have discovered that life is easier without it.

4. What’s the last thing you bought?
Shopped on Rakhi – mithai, chocolate, juices and clothes. Total feel good scenario

5. What are you listening to right now?
Heaven on Earth on my Ipod

6. What do you think about the person who tagged you?
Very young, cute and funny

7. If you could have a house totally paid for, fully furnished anywhere in the world, where would you like it to be?
In the hills

8. What are your must-have pieces for summer?
24 hours power back up, cotton kurtas and jeans!

9. If you could go anywhere in the world for the next hour, where would you go?
Mauritius on the beach!

10. Which language do you want to learn?

11. What’s your favorite quote?
“Dance like no one is watching, love like you’ll never be hurt,sing like no one is listening,and live like it’s heaven on earth.”

12. Who do you want to meet right now?
Spock! Hmmmm Neo would also do!

13. What is your favorite colour?
Orange, Red, Burnt Sienna, Yellow Some more red! Green, Purple. Yeah I love it to be a riot of color

14. What is your favorite piece of clothing in your own closet?
My ancient tattered shawl! Its so old that it holds a life-time’s memories. I love it.
15. What is your dream job?
Dont wanna work. Just wanna chill and write. A lotus eater would be a great job profile.

16. What’s your favorite magazine?
Actually none! I like books thick and meaty. Magazines have too many pictures of perfect women with slim butts and too little matter.

17. If you had $100 now, what would you spend it on?

18. What do you consider a fashion faux pas?
Being overdressed for the occaision.

19. Who are your style icons?
Waheeda Rehman, Rajmata Gayatri Devi, Leela Naidu, all are pictures of understated elegance.

20. Describe your personal style.?
Comfortable and casual.

21. What are you going to do after this?
Start working! Just came to office and started blogging.

22. What are your favorite movies?
Anything that is fast, thrilling, funny, basically good time pass. Not too demanding about movies.

24. What are three cosmetic/makeup/perfume products that you can’t live without?
Jovan White Musk, Sunscreen from Lakme Fundamentals and a simple colorless lip gloss

23. What inspires you?
A positive person and a happy smile!

24. What do you carry in your bag?
My entire life! Hmm okay, keys, credit card, sunscreen, lip gloss, mints, chewing gum, nail file, Ipod, book, wet wipes, note pad, pen, lighter, prayer book, rosary beads …. I think you get the idea!

25. What do you do when you “have nothing to wear” (even though your closet’s packed)?
Ask DIL to choose what I aught to wear.

26. Coffee or tea?
Tea followed by cold coffee with icecream!

27. What do you do when you are feeling low or terribly depressed?
Put on my Ipod and earphones and go for a walk.

28. What is the meaning of your name?
Ritu means season. My father in a rare poetic moment thought I was moody and could drive every one nuts with my mood changes! Hence the name.

29. Which other blogs you love visiting?
Too many to list.

30. Favorite Dessert/Sweet?
Chocolate, Coffee and Walnut cake, Atta Halwa

31. Favorite Season ?

32) If I come to your house now, what would u cook for me?
Upma, or spicy vermicelli with lots of capsicum and beans. I love it. We can add some atta halwa to that. Cooks in a jiffy.

33)What’s your current mood?
At peace

The rules are:
Respond and rework – Answer the questions on your own blog, replace one question that you dislike with a question of your own invention, and add one more question of your own.Then tag eight or ten other set of people.
I would like to share these awards and tag….


And if I were a man!

Indyeah gave me rave reviews on her blog!  Thanks girl!!!!

And she tagged me to think like a man; and compile a wishlist of the lovely ladies I would eye lustfully lovingly.

Well I know how men think!  I have two sons who are frank and think I am buddy.  They say anything in front of me!

So for all intents and purposes for this blog post I am a man!

Sigh!  So many ladies I would love to get intimate with!

*Scratch my ahem … butt and settle down to list em*

And here’s my wishlist, compliled ever so lustfully

drewWhat can I say?  Never did understand size zero obsessions!  A guy does like his hands full.  Them tits are awesome!  Drew Barrymore really fits the bill.

Angelina Jolie


Those lips were made for kissing!  Plus she is athletic.  A guy would love a romp in the hay which is dirty, passionate and athletic!  Angelina would be the perfect choice.

Preity Zinta

preityJust look at that balcony!  She is a busty girl, and that is soo nice.  Cleavages on girls is an emminently desirable thing.  Plus Mommys dont object to nice girls with dimples.  Best of both worlds what?!!!

Kiera Knightley


Just picture the girl on a rope, just picture the rope in a bed room, just picture the swinging night ….. I think you get the picture!  ;)

Catherine Zeta Jones

zetaWhat can I say?  Latino, sexy, hot!!!!

Jessica Biel

jessicaThis is one drop dead gorgeous babe, one would love to love and never ever get into a fight with – that is – if you did not want to be punched in the …..

Hard core fighter, in your face, hot!

Scarlett Johansson

scarlettShe has oomph!  Athletic, most definitely has the stamina of an ox!!!  So she goes on the lust list

Penelope Cruise

cruzShe is sensual, sultry ….. and Oooooh!  She can cook!  Unbeatable combo

Anne Hathaway

anneShe makes it into the list because she has kissable lips.  So does Angelina Jolie.  Heyyyy wait a minute, so does Preity and …… Oh forget it – whateva!

Saved the best for the last

Michelle Rodrigues


The bad girl a guy would like to do bad things with!!  She can kick ass, she can play fast, she can be downright dirty.  In short she can drive a man insane!


Done the tag !

Hope my sons dont read this post!

Love and Stuff

Monika tagged me to write about my Amar Prem, my long lasting love story about myself, and I do love to be centre-stage :P, so this tag is something I will totally enjoy doing.

I think self love is the best thing since sliced bread. Our elders were brought up on a totally irritating brand of pseudo humility which made me get apoplectic with rage!

Does any one remember phrases like “Mere garibkhane mein aayey please”?, or the translated “Welcome to my humble abode”. So absolutely fake!

Then we were preached at for “Simple Living and High Thinking”. The sermons were all geared at telling us that this world is an illusion, we were supposed to deny ourselves any thing good and fun so that we attained a higher level of rewards. Funny how similar that sounds to the poor misguided Jihadis who are promised I dont know how many virgins in Jannat, if they manage to kill others and themselves!!!

I mean I am all for being level headed, but groveling is not good either for the soul or the knees. Self Love is all about being kind to yourself, forgiving yourself and being friends with yourself. Self love is all about the Loreal ad “Because I am worth it”. :D

The added advantage is that you get your prize right here and right now! Why wait till we die anyway. May be I am born a parrot the next life, then that awesome pair of diamond earrings wont be what I want anyway!

I love me “Because I am worth it!”, I am moody, can go from angel to bitch in 0.005 seconds flat. So what?!!, So I am a flawed human being, but I stand up for me and mine, protect and nurture who I think are mine, and I belong to me so I love me :P

I dig my sense of humor. I can find the ridiculous in the most grim,insane and even tragic situations. It has led to many uncomfortable moments with me hiding in the loo to overcome fits of giggles (I am giggly) but it makes me a happy soul

I am fiercely independent and I respect that in me and in others if I see a similar spark. It makes me want to do more, achieve a lot in life.

I love eating my own cooking. Saves a lot of money but adds to work {groan}

I respect my outspoken nature. I totally despise hypocrisy and value honest opinions, and I think it makes me a better human being – even though it gets me into humongous amounts of trouble.

Sigh …. done the five points, but there are soo many other things I appreciate about me …..

Walks off reciting this poem by Elizabeth Barrett Browning (its my favorite love poem)

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of Being and ideal Grace.
I love thee to the level of everyday’s
Most quiet need, by sun and candle-light.
I love thee freely, as men strive for Right;
I love thee purely, as they turn from Praise.
I love thee with a passion put to use
In my old griefs, and with my childhood’s faith.
I love thee with a love I seemed to lose
With my lost saints, — I love thee with the breath,
Smiles, tears, of all my life! — and, if God choose,
I shall but love thee better after death.

Another tag

Hmm, Got this from a friend in the mail.  Love to kill two birds with one stone …. so am replying on my blog Yoo hoo Ravin, Did it asap!

1. Were you named after anyone?
Papa named me Ritu …. cause he thought I was moody and changeable like the seasons.  Thanks Papa!  Would have hated being Pinky or Babli, so not me

2.  When was the last time you cried?
I cry.  It is my only feminine accomplishment as per my father. Last night I was watching Sophia Lauren’s Two Women, and I cried.

3. Do you like your handwriting?
No.  Do you?

4.  What is your favorite lunch meat?
Hmmm …. sardine … tuna : actually both

5.  Do you have kids?
Oh yeah.  Some that I gave birth to, some that adopted me through life, and I am Mom to three canine ones too.

6.  If you were another person, would you be friends with you?
Yeah of course.  I am a good pal   :P

7.  Do you use sarcasm a lot?
Yes, I do

8.  Do you still have your tonsils?
Yes I do.

9.  Would you bungee jump?
No!!!  YIKES!

10.  What is your favorite cereal ?
Dont like cereal

11. Do you untie your shoes while taking them off?
No, never

12. Do you think you are strong?
Mentally and emotionally yes, Physically?  No, but I have two sons who can whup your ass, thanks for asking

13.  What is your favorite ice cream?
Dont like ice cream … but almond praline is okay

14. What is the first thing you notice about people?

15.  Red or Pink?
Hehehe, Pink after the campaign

16.  What is the least favorite thing about yourself?
I kinda forget to finish a sentence … and people get so annoyed!  I just start and leave people hanging!

17.  Who do you miss the most?
My childhood sibling gang

18.  Do you want every one to send this back to you?
Yeah, I am quite a nosy busy body

19.  What shoes are you wearing?
They are white, silver and with beads.  Horribly uncomfortable though lovely!

20. What was the last thing you ate?

21.  What are you listening to right now?
My stomach grumbling!  Its lunch time

22.  If you were a crayon which color would you be?
Orange, Purple … Earth colors acutally

23. Fovorite smell?

Wet mud in summer rains.  Motiya and raat ki rani

24. Who was the last person you talked to on the phone?
The peon!  I want my lunch …..

25. Do you like the person who sent this to you?
Yeah inspite of his sending this to me

26. Favorite Sports to watch?

27.  Hair colour?
Right now, red streaks and purple  :P

28.  Eye color? 

29.  Do you wear contacts? 

30. Favorite food? 
Unhealthy and fattening.  Samosas top the list

31. Scary movies or happy endings? 

32. Last movie you watched? 

33. What color shirt are you wearing? 
Pink and white

34.  Summer or Winter?

35.  Hugs or Kisses? 

36. Favorite dessert? 
You mean I have to chose?????

37.  Most likely to respond? 
I dunno

38. Least likely to respond? 
I dunno

39. What book are you reading? 
Biography of M. S. Oberoi

40. What’s on your mousepad? 
Vin Diesel droooool!  (I wish)

41. What did you watch on TV last night? 
American Idol

42. What is the farthest you have been from home? 
Kenya and Mombassa

43. Do you have a special talent?
Yup!  I can write well and I can manipulate extremely well! Hehehehehehe!  Gets me out of trouble every time

44. Where were you born?

I tag everyone who wants to do this ……