Archive for the ‘Modern’ Category

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Charminar

May 28, 2008

Yes.. After the long hiatus.. i find yet another ‘browsing centre’.. please refer to dear visitors for better understanding..

I am in hyderabad now for a month..

gonna go up and down a lotta shops.. and the next time you are in this town and find a well arranged shelf with horlicks & boost.. pick up a pack and appreciate rajeev for the great work.. heheheh

so thats gonna be it for another two weeks.. will make notes of interesting hyderabadisms..

Tab tak Mai Jaati.. Kaam karne ko mangti na..

Stewie ko Governor hona Mangti..

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Indiblogger Meet – Monetising – $ Dreams

April 1, 2008

It was the day after farewell.. I had almost forgotten about the Pune Indiblogger Meet

It was to start at 4 Pm in Symbiosis Bhawan here. I left the house for precisely two reasons

1. Vineet Rajan (Who Was organising it!!)

2. Free Pizza (As was promised by Vineet)

The show started quite alrilte, with people walking in and introducing. I am fairly new to blogging and wasn’t really sure of what to expect.

The first thing was something of an introduction by the organisers and then all the bloggers present.

It was during this session that I realised.. A lot of prople make serious money with blogging.

I mean i had heard of AdSense.. But these guys were spewing out names of Adsites like an overflowing gutter in monsoon..

Kontera, Snap, This That..

And then this very normal.. stepping-into-middle-age-kinda-geek guy gets up on stage and shows us that he made upwards of  $50000 in a month.. he had been that kind of money with 200+ sites.. And I was like WO – HO..

Ever since then I had been crawling around trying to figure out the easy way to a car (Hheheheh)

But, I wonder if blogging going to burst at seams and become like Newspaper Classifieds..

Stewie for Governor!! and for ClickThroughs

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Hanckneyed or Stilted.. You take your Pick

October 16, 2007

When I sit down to make a new entry.. or for that matter, when I see some other posts in most of the blogs… I wonder how similar writings are.

Most of us are just expressing our mood.. about the day.. someone special or not so.. maybe something which someone said or something we saw..

Introspection sets the general mood.. Hunour invariably is peppered with satire.. there is a feeling of “I am right when I say this”

We write a few lines and wonder.. speechek.. Chek for grammar.. Look around.. maybe take a stroll in the house.. wonder whats in the fridge..   Except tomorrow to bring something better into our lives..

And then there are those who have a blog to ‘show’  the world that they also have a blog… “Hey, you know how many hits I got today? I did this to the blog and I did that..

There is the occasional Cut-Copy-Paste posts..

A few discuss politics and the future of the world in general..

Still a few attempt a smear campaign on the rest of the world ..

And I sit here in introspection… And conclude that..

I am all of the above..

Blogging is good..

Stewie for Governor!!! By now you should be saying this too….

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Still in my teens!!!

September 4, 2007

I don’t know for sure… but many people might remember the line from the movie “Life in a METRO” where Shilpa Shetty wonders why she is acting like a teenager.

But is it wrong to get that feeling of extreme restlessness when “THAT PERSON” is right next to you…. NO MATTER WHAT THE AGE….It is a feeling right… If you can feel hungry till the day you die… If you can smell the food and taste it… then why not a crush at 30 or 47 or 72.

And continuing on the same trajectory.. I have seem serious doubts about finding a suitable partner if you are not studying..

I just mean to say that.. once you start working.. I don’t see too much scope for finding that someone.

So, getting back to the initial contention of feeling butterflies in your stomach.. I am positive.. People just curtail their emotions in light of social pressure of their AGE..

Grow.. but don’t age…

Stewie for Governor!!! and Eternal Youth!!!

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Cocktail Etymology

September 1, 2007

Etymology

 

Piña Colada with pieces of coconut

 

Piña Colada with pieces of coconut

There are several plausible theories as to the origin of the term “cocktail”. Among them are:

  • Colonial taverns kept their spirits (rum, brandy, whiskey, gin, applejack) in casks, and as the liquid in the casks lowered, the spirits would tend to lose both flavor and potency, so the tavern keeper would have an additional cask into which the tailings from the low casks could be combined and sold at a reduced price, the patrons requesting the “cock tailings” or the tailings from the stop cock of the cask. This was H.L. Mencken’s belief.
  • Cocktails were originally a morning beverage, and the cocktail was the name given as metaphor for the rooster (cocktail) heralding morning light of day. This was first posited in 2004 by Ted Haigh in “Vintage Spirits & Forgotten Cocktails”. and can be distinguished from the theory “take two snips of the hair of the dog that bit you“, which refers to consuming a small bit of alcohol the morning after a “binge drinking night” to curb the effects of the symptoms of the hangover, in the belief that these symptoms are the result of a form of withdrawal. A cock’s tail has many varied feathers in exciting colours as a cocktail has varied exciting alcoholic drinks mixed together. Further the cloaca in the tail of cock is the exit hole for many impure substances.
  • Some say that it was customary to put a feather, presumably from a cock‘s tail, in the drink to serve both as decoration and to signal to teetotalers that the drink contained alcohol.
  • Another etymology is that the term is derived from coquetier, a French egg-cup which was used to serve the beverage in New Orleans in the early 19th century.[1]
  • The beverage was named for a mixed breed horse, known as a “cock-tail” as the beverage, like the horse, was neither strictly spirit nor wine — it was a mixed breed.
  • The word could also be a distortion of Latin [aqua] decocta, meaning “distilled water”.
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Modern trade.. Mind games And MOODS…

September 1, 2007

Take a walk down the aisle.. You will not get married. You might buy something on an impulse though. make sure you don’t walk down the aisle on an impulse.

Modern retail trade is quite a revelation for me.. also becoming quite an expense head.

The other day.. I waltzed into an outlet looking to buy some shampoo.. ‘Some’ &’Shampoo’ being keywords. I walk in and see some shampoo.. and then some conditioner..” Hey, I need soap..wow! that is a new pack..!! hey look at this pack.. man what an offer..

I walk on.. I see juice.. I see juice with offer.. I pick it up.. I see biscuits.. I see offer… I pick it up.. Hey I could use some namkeen.. Hmm.. cheese.. hmm chocolate.. hey cigarettes.. hmmm.. I would need mint after a smoke..

And i finally get to the billing desk.. “Fuck.. Forgot the shampoo..”

Hope everything modern is not this dissuading….

Stewie for Governor!!!