Monday, October 30, 2017

Bollywood songs

I am not that big a fan of the current genre of Bollywood songs, but there are a couple of products of late that have impressed me a lot.

One is Saregama Caravan. Such a sleek tape recorder styled music player with preloaded vintage Bollywood classics as well as Ghazals, Hindustani classical music, Sufi songs etc categorized by mood, artist. It is a must have.

Do check out Smule Sing app if you enjoy karaoke singing. Happy singing!

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Bye bye 2015

Sensation was a daily routine this whole year
As media captured every emotion and every single tear
Parliament witnessed yet another noisy washout
San Bernardino saw a highly tragic shootout
Trump declared Hillary 'schlonged' tickling linguists
Tharoor's attempt at LGBT rights was foiled by sexists
Chennai had spice with Amma food packets
National Herald, DDCA were reported corruption rackets
Modi flew all over taking pit stop at Lahore
Right wingers had a field day with bans galore
Pichai shone as Google rolled up to Alphabet
Europe froze through Paris shootings and subsequent terror threat
Cricket World cup went once again to Australia
Islamophobia was a wrong reaction to ISISmania
As India was just hoping to see a re-entry of Maggi
Noodle business attracted every self-proclaimed yogi
Net neutrality gave a tough fight to Free Basics
Media discussed India's tolerance to Christians, Muslims and Sikhs
Driverless car was declared the merciless killer
The Force awakened as world witnessed another thriller
As 2016 promises positive changes to life
Hope world comes out of misery and strife

Saturday, November 28, 2015


Let there be a world
where truth be told in its entirety
where layers of masks hiding cowardice
don't suppress beautiful innocence by sheer power
where a spade is called a spade
and a mirror not mocked at for its fragility
where inner beauty is handled with care
and true purpose of life is uplifted,
inspiration fills hearts with abundance,
hope turns to reality,
head bows in humility to the boundless divinity heart is,
foundation of future built by sweat and blood of the courageous
holds strong the breeding home for powerful and beautiful dreams,
imagination permeates peaceful skies.
Let there be such a world
that let's life flower from within.

Monday, December 03, 2012

3 threads unrelated to 'Elephants'

Hi, Time flies, but like an elephant at times.

There was this competition titled 'Irrelevant Conversations' that we used to have at our institute and the idea was - 2 participants sat facing each other and they both had to say one sentence each which was in no way related to what the other guy had just said.

My sister taught me verbally how to make a roti so I am going to try it some time this week.

I haven't blogged for some time now so I better make a come back now.

And in this competition I am talking about, you are not allowed to repeat a statement you made at least for 3 times.

I have watched enough of masterchef reality shows on TV but haven't learned anything till now.

Writing to me is a passion, like elephants (the toys they make) are to Kavya and my mom.

One guy who participated in this competition used to make stupid statements like "Elephants are flying backwards nowadays".

I have seen chefs cook every living being on 'Masterchef Australia' excluding probably an Elephant.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

A song on Ricky

Original song lyrics are at You would love it if you know the tune as well. It’s a beautiful song by Dire Strait btw.
A dumbstruck Ricky cries aloud at Yuvraj
Laying Australians low with a stupid team that he chose
Finds a convenient floodlight steps out of the pitch
Says something like 'I am from the land of the biggest b^*ch'

Gayle says hey it's Ricky you nearly gimme a heart attack
Ricky's at the check-in counter Gayle says am at Security check
You shouldn't cry around here cursing at Indians like that
Anyway what you gonna do about it?

Gayle the pitch was tampered from the start
And I bet the umpire was rewarded for his part
And I hate the Yuvi's bat
They r gonna realise it was just that the cup was fixed Chris Gayle!

We both are from different teams they both were teams of shame
Both dirty both mean yes and the captains were just the same
And I dreamed the world cup again and it proved to be so unreal
How can you look at me as if I was a school boy who lost a game?

Where they chant Sachin's name and enjoy Yuvi's game
they even loved the Irish and the Kenyan school boys the same
They booed me everyday they booed my sh&* out of me
Now they just say Oh Ricky yeah you know he used to have a bat with him

Gayle when I batted they used to cry
My shots reached the stars above the ball would always fly
There's a place for us you know the commentary box
When r they gonna realise it was just that we grew so old Chris Gayle!!

I can't do the commentary like they talk on TV
And I can't do a commercial the way it's meant to be
I can't do everything but I'd do anything for you
I can't do anything except carry luggage for you

And all I do is miss my bat and the way it used to hit
All I do is leave the ball and look at the broken wicket
All I do is criticize the giants of IPL
Gayle I'd do umpiring with you any time

Gayle when I batted they used to cry
My shots reached the stars above the ball would always fly
There's a place for us you know the commentary box
When r they gonna realise it was just that we grew so old Chris Gayle!!

A dumbstruck Ricky cries aloud at Yuvraj
Laying Australians low with a stupid team that he chose
Finds a convenient floodlight steps out of the pitch
Says something like 'I am from the land of the biggest b^*ch'

Sunday, November 01, 2009

The new Srini


I will leave the crap like - It has been really long since I posted on my blog and blah blah..., and come straight to the point. Well the point is - I really don't know. Jokes apart, my personality changed a lot over the last few months and I expect that to reflect in my blog posts and hence my old fans (if at all there are any) may find me different. Don't worry - the Rajnikanth who has so far stolen your hearts will not let you down with a stupid hairstyle or a mellowed down style statement. Life's twists and turns have properly grinded the old Srini and a new complex human being (social animal) has resulted from these circumstances. While the sensitive, romantic, philanthropic side of Srini's personality has made some new profound discoveries, the thinking, scheming, strategizing side of him has provided him good justification to support the greedy, obsessive and other nutcase aspects of his personality. grins grins grins... In any case keep watching this space for posts of more variety, depth, heights, blah blah... I am sure I will not disappoint you with the same selfish crap I have written here every time. Although the narcissitic side of me does show up every now and then and being a bearer of the body that hosts the ego, I have to do enough justice to that wild animal that resides in me. OK, enough crap for the day... C ya good nite....

Sunday, November 02, 2008


Lying on the sand, looking at the skies
the waves of the ocean tickling my thighs

crescent moon lying in the middle of the stars
descending to kiss me in the late night hours

the calm of the night, the kiss of the breeze
the dance of the stems of the mahogany trees

the beauty on earth and the wonders above
fill my heart to the brim with love


Raindrops raindrops falling from the heavens
pearls of the blue sky splashing on the ovens

Flirting with the flowers, dirtying the towers
pouring on the covers, engaging the lovers

the showers of the heaven hit the tins of the town
the winds of the ocean broke the silence of the noon

Life's Lessons

Life taught me lessons
when I least wanted them
the more I sought the riches
the poorer I became

Never was I loved
by the angels of my past
to the demons had I bowed
to get the pride lost

Curt was the voice
the intent was to hurt
my heart stupid coward
had to deal with the dirt

the tears dried on my cheeks
the feelings emptied out
my fears reached their peaks
I was totally worn out

What ensued was peace
and a lot of earthly warmth
as I was brought to my knees
my mind lost its charms

Freed was my soul
from the vanities it owned
greed was the sinner
that got itself stoned

Saturday, November 01, 2008



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