Hey Barbie

Something I wrote after a long time. I’ve tuned it and will post the song soon… Song’s called “Hey Barbie”

I saw you standing there,
With your hair let down,
Your face, shining,
In the setting sun…

Hey Barbie… Hello!
Won’t you dance with me?
Hey Barbie… Hello!
Won’t you take a look?

I saw you standing there,
With your friends and all,
You are always in the limelight…
Right before my eyes!

Hey Barbie… Hello!
Won’t you dance with me?
Hey Barbie… Hello!
Won’t you take a look?

I saw you standing there,
Giving me that smile.
You’ve got me falling,
Mesmerizing with your eyes.

Hey Barbie… Hello!
Won’t you dance with me?
Hey Barbie… Hello!
Won’t you take a look?


I am a big fan of Karaoke. I have been having a lot of trouble getting karaoke tracks to sing along with. I used to do it with KaraFun (which BTW is an awesome karaoke player) and some .kar files I found on various sites, but it rarely had my favorites in there.

Jo, one of my friends and one of my favorite karaoke singers gave me a tip that’s proven to be an oasis in a desert. A video on youTube on how to create your own karaoke tracks. This should make life so much simpler. Thanks Jo and for you all… Enjoy!

Mumbai Indians??

+ = ???

Dont get me wrong. I love Mumbai. Though I am not a mumbaikar or a maharashtrian (I belong to a land called the Mallu-land, whose people are there everywhere), but Mumbai has created quite an awesome array of personalities. But the recent run of events bemuse me and even make me a bit sad.

A certain “Mumbai Indian” has been in the news for all the !@#$% reasons that the name of the IPL team from the city strikes me as very oxymoronic. His antics has tainted the name of the most vibrant city so much so that I dread going to mumbai next month, even though I am not a “north-indian”.

As if our country didn’t have enough troubles, here’s someone trying to divide people by geography and the team from his city is claiming to represent the nation (at least in name). What should I say πŸ™‚

I have known several Bengalis since college and I have to say that they (well most, exceptions are always there) have either an impeccable sense of humor or are greatly talented. Sarcasm kind of comes very natural to them (check out The Great Bong).

Well anyway, here’s some brilliant examples of the Bong snub on the Kolkata Knight Riders website πŸ™‚

Saw this pic at my Spanish Institute on Sunday. Thought about it the whole day… The feeling sunk in even more when Joy called me saying that an idea that we had long back has been converted in an exact fashion into a website 😦

This sunday, I was at the Jyoti Nivas College in Koramangala, Bangalore for an exam of a correspondence course that I am pursuing. For those who are unaware… Jyoti Nivas is a girls only college and quite a famous one at that in Bangalore.

So here is the deal. I went in to write the exam. I am writing it and suddenly I need to go to the restroom πŸ˜€

BOOM! A thought strikes me. Since its a girl’s college, I am sure they have no “MEN” “WOMEN” restrooms. So what do I do?

  • Do I walk into what is available and risk embarrassment at the expense of my relif (from the problem at hand) ?
  • Do I try to hold it off until I am out?

This was quite puzzling for me that I spent a whole 15 minutes in between the exam deliberating what to do. By the time THE URGE had subsided, so had the time to write the exam. I still wonder, why has’nt anyone thought of this? πŸ™‚

Petrol vs Other Liquids

Got this as a forward… thought its worth posting this πŸ™‚

Over the weekend, I filled up my car’s fuel tank, and I thought fuel has become really expensive after the recent price hike.

But then I compared it with other common liquids and did some quick calculations, and I felt a little better.

To know why, see the results below – you’ll be surprised at how outrageous some other prices are !

Diesel (regular) in Mumbai : Rs.36.08 per litre

Petrol (speed) in Mumbai : Rs.52 per litre a

Coca Cola 330 ml can : Rs.20 = Rs.61 per litre

Dettol antiseptic 100 ml Rs.20 = Rs.200 per litre

Radiator coolant 500 ml Rs.160 = Rs.320 per litre

Pantene conditioner 400 ml Rs.165 = Rs.413 per litre

Medicinal mouthwash like Listerine 100 ml Rs.45 = Rs. 450 per litre

Red Bull 150 ml can : Rs.75 = Rs.500 per litre

Corex cough syrup 100 ml Rs.57 = Rs. 570 per litre

Evian water 500 ml Rs. 330 = Rs. 660 per litre

Rs. 500 for a litre of WATER???!!! And the buyers don’t even know the source (Evian spelled backwards is naive.)

Kores whiteout 15 ml Rs. 15 = Rs. 1000 per litre

Cup of coffee at Barista 150 ml Rs. 40 = Rs. 267 per litre

Old Spice after shave lotion 100 ml Rs. 175 = Rs. 1750 per litre

Pure almond oil 25 ml Rs. 68 = Rs. 2720 per litre

And this is the REAL KICKER…

HP deskjet colour ink cartridge 21 ml Rs.1900 = Rs. 90476 per litre!!!


Now you know why computer printers are so cheap? So they have you hooked for the ink!

So, the next time you’re at the pump, don’t curse our honorable Petroleum minister – just be glad your car doesn’t run on cough syrup, after shave, coffee, or God forbid, printer ink !