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You still remember….

You don’t remember exactly but it was the night of November 2003 and you were all there for the belated birthday party of Kunal, the most flamboyant of all.

You remember the group was wondering where to go because it was kind of tradition to explore new places all the time so in the midst of all hoopla you suggested (as always) a place called Juhu Grand, a low profile quiet and not happening place but ideal for your kinda party. ( Sadly the place no longer exists.)

You remember how when you all settled there, Kunal explained his latest antics and how everyone s always enjoyed pulling sandy’s leg (no wonder his so tall) and how you scared people like Ranjeet and Sandy with your acting. You were surprise package that day. People still remember you when they have glass in their hand.

You remember you all went to the beach after the party just to buy some time (!!!) cos going home wasn’t a good idea. You remember six friends walking along and then Kunal came up with those lines which stayed with the group for very long.

You know those were some of the best moments of your life with some of the best people you have ever met. You remember events like those were regular feature in those days. Your partners in the crime in those days included likes of Ajay Sachdev, Faisal Syed, Kunal Patel, Mihir Shah, Ranjeet Saini and Sandeep Shah.

Your writing this cos you know those kind of events are rare today and in bid to keep up with the time, the times have changed but you also know that they are always remembered and cherished.

You just realized when your writing this, that only two of them are bachelors, rest all have given up.


So far….

Lyfe – 1999 – bhuta – mummy – pratish – shailesh – bhumika – nagardas – cambridge – gujarati – english – ssc – commerce – tolani – confusion – friends – world – politics – kunal – sandy – reading – books – mihir – faisal – karan – goldflake – music – nishit – arvind – 2004 – beaches – compassion – pseudo – frozen-thoughts – internet – yahoo – cat – sapna – july – blogging – karma -nightmare – iipm -apurva – jignesh- money – mukund – knowledge- dipali -london – beautiful – lull – reena – mba – heartbreak – anger – random – madness – inertia – sadness – words – 2008 – icici – poonam- philosophy – feelings – learning – 2009 – unlearning – relearning – dharmi – kkps – orkut – kunjal – dhruti – dreams- regrets – mistakes – nirvana – wisdom – razr – 202 – andheri – india – ccd – u2 – markets- sensex- ideas – 11 – pinkfloyd – ethics – wowy – fridays – sagar-apts- business – frustation – greed – marriage – obsession – problems – pleasure – kutch

…. not in chronological order and in same intensity. “I”, “ME”, “MYSELF” is sum of these parts, so far…!!

25th November 2009

The Untold Saga

The other day I found myself without pen in the lecture and I had to borrow it (how pathetic) from someone else. It wasn’t for the first time but this incident made nostalgia struck me like a seawave, the whole affair…. the intimate and one of a kind with the beautiful thing called PEN.

There have been myriad of experiences with the pen.
I was never a brand conscious or never cared to think of using any other colour then ubiquitous blue… Until one day when I was in class 9th when one of my teacher after so called analysis of my writing suggested to use a black pen… According to her, placing of words and distance between two words in my writing meant that I have lot of things running in my mind and I am not able to express myself and this kind of writing will look good in black….
I am still wondering what she meant by this but since then I am using only black pen….

There was a time in school when I tried all kinds and types of pens be it gel or ink or ball point, but finally I settled for ball point pen and that too only Mitsubishi black ( I know its a news for many people that Mitsubishi also makes pen.)
I am religiously using Mitsubishi pens for past almost 10 years. Its funny but I used to tell my friends in school childishly that if this company stops making the pen, I will stop writing….!! And still when I meet those friends they curiously ask me “Do you still use Mitsubishi black pen?” only to get a big smile from me….

One honest confession…. the secret is out now….
Not many people know this but I used to collect empty refills of my black pen…. I still have those…. and here I am laughing at it…. bizarre it was….

There is one more interesting aspect about me and my pens…. I keep losing them… I really hate someone asking me for my pen because noone bothers to return it.
My college library was one unforgettable place for me where I had lost more then 50 pens in 5 years and I used to wonder how to react when the librarian herself used to ask for pen….

After so much blabbering about pen, how can I forget the PENCIL….? NO matter who the person is, he or she must have had pencil in the hand at first attempt of writing in his or her lyfe…. The journey starts from here…. so all you educated, learned, intelligent people out there should express your gratitude towards pencil… Lolz…

I was shopping for books and landed up in stationary section of the store and out of curiosity bought one box of pencil because it’s been ages since I have bought a pencil. I used to take it from my cousins studying in school whenever I needed one so I never knew that simple thing like pencil have been hit so hard by inflation and became expensive…)

When I was in school there were two major brands of pencil, Natraj and Apsara… and I never liked Natraj because it came in red colour and preferred Apsara because of its black and silver colour. And I dint quite understood the technicality of types and kinds of pencils such as HB HP and what not… I preferred HP because to me it simply meant Hitesh Patel….

I still prefer writing with pencil wherever possible because I just love the sound of friction between graphite and paper while writing…. I can’t get enough of it….

Interestingly I never liked any sophisticated penpencil and enjoyed simple traditional wooden pencil and yes I hate pencil with eraser on top…. it looks ugly….
Pencil – A thin graphite stick covered with wood, as simple as that, right….? Wrong, as a small kid I used to wonder how the hell they put this black thing inside the wood…. Lols….

BTW have you ever wondered sharpening the pencil is an art and the waste that comes out as a result of sharpening can tell you lot about your skill and the quality of the pencil….

Isn’t it amazing…. what say……?

That’s it for the time being about this untold saga. Time for you to refresh the memories entwined around omnipresent pen and pencil in your lyfe…. meanwhile ill go and sharpen my pencil….


as they say is very strong and I am feeling it, still trying to sink in the feeling of HERE AND NOW world…

Going out was never like the same. It was different may be because of varied reasons like the purpose of going, accompanying people, expectations and probably the destination…

Went with a child like enthusiasm and had some wonderful time with some wonderful people. It proved to be a great learning experience. Formed some opinions, created memories, had some meaningful discussions, and gathered some food for thought and realizations were always there as usual…

Certain things were centre point of life for that 11 days and they are still making their presence felt in sub-conscious mind…

Here it goes

9W 117 …Royal National …2306…Pounds…Tesco…Russel Square…Oxford Street…BhelpuriHouse…Motijheel…MacD…Carlsberg…LSE…Oyster…Tube…Primark…Magic 105.4…99 Pens Store…Starbucks…

I know it all sounds like abstract but wel… Thats ME…

6th Sept 07

RedBox and Ferrari

It was the occassion of celebration of our success as a group which has stunned everybody rather than just surprising. It was also occassion of confeesions, mutual admiration, some brainstorming and some future plans of 3rd trimester.

The session was great especially after putting in so much of hardwork(read slogging), burning our nights sleep for countless days and leading a BPL (Below Poverty line) life as a PG student(this is also a topic for special discussion).

Theres this guy Karan who has been with us since the beginning of the trimester. I never knew so much about this chap. He is that typical happy go lucky, been there done that kind of attitude free genuine person. And I dint knew he owns Ferrari….!!

“If I had a voice like yours, Aishwarya Rai would have been mine.” Karan to me.
I dont know under what EXTERNAL influence he said like this but now you know its mutual admiration club….

May the madness and insanity last forever….

Now its time to get back to work and start preparing for mother of all exams, 18 papers in 21 days…. marathon as they say….