Monday, September 17, 2012

Say cheese to this baby!

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Guess what just went on my lust list? THIS:



Buy the Polaroid Z2300 at the Photojojo Store! 

This Polaroid Z2300 is "a digital camera that makes sticky backed instant prints at the push of a button."

Now if anyone is feeling generous, please buy this for me! Along with extra sets of the paper for printing, of course. :)

Hope your Monday was not too manic. 

Ciao,
~j~

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Rick-rolled! 9

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A little rickshaw gyan for the weekend on the sticker in front:

"Tameez se bologe toh
Izzat muft milegi."

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Rough translation:
"If you speak with courtesy then
you will receive respect for free."

PS: A Google search for the exact meanings revealed that "tameez" is the word for "etiquette or manners" and "izzat" is for "pride".

Thursday, September 13, 2012

A tune for Thursday: Affirmation

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Looking for inspiration? Or maybe just something energetic to listen to? Here you go. Affirmation by Savage Garden. My ear-worm for today. I chose this video because of the lyrics on display. Sing along. And nod your head to the beat. 


I've pasted the lyrics below... and marked in bold the lines I really like. Enjoy!

I believe the sun should never set upon an argument
I believe we place our happiness in other people's hands
I believe that junk food tastes so good because it's bad for you
I believe your parents did the best job they knew how to do
I believe that beauty magazines promote low self esteem
I believe I'm loved when I'm completely by myself alone

I believe in Karma what you give is what you get returned
I believe you can't appreciate real love until you've been burned
I believe the grass is no more greener on the other side
I believe you don't know what you've got until you say goodbye

I believe you can't control or choose your sexuality
I believe that trust is more important than monogamy
I believe your most attractive features are your heart and soul
I believe that family is worth more than money or gold
I believe the struggle for financial freedom is unfair
I believe the only ones who disagree are millionaires

I believe in Karma what you give is what you get returned
I believe you can't appreciate real love until you've been burned
I believe the grass is no more greener on the other side
I believe you don't know what you've got until you say goodbye

I believe forgiveness is the key to your unhappiness
I believe that wedded bliss negates the need to be undressed
I believe that God does not endorse TV evangelists
I believe in love surviving death into eternity

I believe in Karma what you give is what you get returned
I believe you can't appreciate real love until you've been burned
I believe the grass is no more greener on the other side
I believe you don't know what you've got until you say goodbye

- Savage Garden

Saturday, September 08, 2012

Rick-rolled! 8

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My 'Rick-rolled' series is back. And do watch out for at least two more of those later in the week.



It's in Marathi, so I'll try translating it (though the flavour and tone may be completely washed out.). It's a graphic image of Shivaji, the Maratha warrior after whom everything in Mumbai seems to be (re)named. 

The vertical text reads: "Jaanta Raja" meaning "People's King". The text below, "Baghtos Kaay Mujra Kar", is actually tricky to translate. Crudely, it reads: "What are you looking at? Dance!" I thought this line was really funny.


Hope you enjoyed this Saturday postcard. Off to attend a story-telling session at MCubed Library and then to lunch with old friends. 

Cheers,
~j~

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

D-rain Day

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The city has been pounded by relentless rain since Monday bringing life to a pathetic crawl. Imagine Goregaon to Andheri by car on the Western Express Highway taking three hours! Yes, three hours. And we were supposedly in the non-traffic direction. But when there's water-logging, it just doesn't matter which direction you're in. It's the famous Bombay monsoon. Hard. Cruel. Unforgiving. Not romantic, these rains at all. (#note2self: sue the movies for making us believe it's so wonderful to get soaked). And it continues to rain as I tap at my keyboard now.

Monday was also THE day for an important decision that had to be made. More on that in time to come. Ironically, I had tweeted late Sunday night about wanting to give up something and that I was open to suggestions. Replies ranged from Twitter (hahaha, not yet!) to rickshaws (one day, someday...), from maida to sugar (totally doable, but needs motivation) and from swearing (which I don't do anyway but thanks to the Goa trip, I do let out stray expletives. Please excuse.) to cricket (!). Tch. Anyway, I did give up something with said decision. Let's see how it's all going to pan out.

In the meanwhile, let me share a lovely site I came across: Induviduality. Belongs to Indu Harikumar, a designer and children's book illustrator from what I could gather. How cool is that! There is an interesting project that she is participating in and you can read about it here. It has something to do with one of my favourite things in the world: postcards. So... go, read.

Since I started following her on Twitter as well, I found this absolutely stunning piece of text she had posted a while back. Read it quite a few times and just had to post it here (I've linked to the original image itself). Hope Indu doesn't mind.

What do you think?

Thanks for reading today's post. I'm hoping - really hoping - I can do as many posts I can. There are too many thoughts that I need to articulate in words. So, time for much action. *fingers crossed*

~j~

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