I *heart* Bombay (and well..Boston)

I'm urban..in the way other people are mountain-people or tunafish junkies. I love city life...something about dreary concrete blocks and grumpy people totally gets my juices flowing. Ergo, this will be a blog about me, my two favourite cities (Bombay and Boston), my addiction to Vietnamese coffee and my views on Gregorian chant and it's efficacy in curing some types of tympannic membrane rupture. Enjoy!

Saturday, June 04, 2005

Harry Potter Mania! Woo!

It's now 52 days till the next Harry Potter book (#6) "HP and the Half-Blood Prince" hits stores and I for one are am excited as Paris Hilton spying an extra large cucumber at the buffet table..

I can't wait to find out who dies in this book. The Sirius death in the last book? Pffaff! I couldn't care less. I couldn't stand the guy...I only wish he'd died a little more painfully. I mean, "Avada Kedavra" seems like a rather tame curse no? Especially when you can curse people into insanity or be bitten by a snake or whatever. Instead, we have Sirius receiving a bright green streak of light right into his chest. And he dies. No shrieks, no moans, no cries. I feel cheated.

And how hot is Bellatrix Lestrange? I mean, I must be the only person in the world who has the hots for the thouroughly evil female characters of our books and movies. I loved Evelyn from He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, I love Bellatrix Lestrange, I even loved the Wicked Witch of the West!
At least so I thought...then I discovered Harry Potter fan fiction...and found I'm not the only one who dreams of being tied by my wrists to chains in a dark, dank Hogwarts dungeon with Bellatrix Lestrange (and her long dark hair, and heavy lidded eyes) playing around with my..umm..wand.

Ah well. Perhaps thoughts that shouldn't be shared on a public forum wot? Look for me under the pseudonym "Have wand. Will travel."

And also, while I'm on the topic (which I suppose should be called "Perverted reactions to an innocent children's book and the fantsay world created therin"), how many people have found the "wand" references in the books to be gratuitously sexual? Does J.K. Rowling chuckle into her 300$ civet-spoor coffee and wipe off the smirk with a 1000$ bill when she types in gems like "Harry started as a loud knock on his door disturbed him "I was only polishing my wand" he said".

Or my favourite. *The Weighing of the wands* in HP and the Goblet of Fire.

Talking about how long Cedric's wand is and how he polishes it every night...how Viktor's wand is not as long, but much thicker..


Maybe it's just that I need to get laid.

Current Music:
Thaye Yashoda - Morning Raga

Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Gloomy day blues

I don't have them. Ever.

I'm one of those freaks who, the darker it gets, the gloomier and cloudier the sky, the happier I get. Perhaps it's one of those pysch things where I'm glad the rest of the world finally knows how my days are! I've always been at my emotional best during the Bombay monsoons or the Boston winters. Somehow, curling up alone with a book and a cup of tea (ginger flavoured!) just makes me so incredibly comfortable..and happy.

Anyway, as part of our usual Gmail conversations that I survive on, my Bombay Orkutkar group decided to come up with our own Indian state mottos (after the hugely popular emial forward re: the American states). So here's what we came up with (thanks to Satya, Irshad, Mitali and Dylan):
Apologies to all the *gora-firanghi junta* who read my blog (all 2 of you). I'll explain this later when we're snuggled up under a quilt. Yeah. The three of us.

Andhra Pradesh: Exporting software engineers to America since 1991

Arunachal Pradesh: We're not Chinese...yet.

Assam: 10 million Bangladeshis can't be wrong!

Bihar: Shoot first, vote later

Chhattisgarh: New kid on the block

Goa: Sobriety is not a priority

Gujarat: We live to eat

Haryana: Do you want our baby daughters? We sure don't.

Himachal Pradesh: The poor man's J&K

Jammu and Kashmir: Tourist destination of choice for 700000 soldiers

Jharkhand: It only took us 50 years to get outta Bihar!

Karnataka: Where the sons are of the soil

Kerala: Will be in Dubai Feb-Dec. Please leave a note.

Madhya Pradesh: Awkwardly shaped no more!

Maharashtra: There's more to us than just Mumbai

Manipur: We protest so you know where we are

Meghalaya: It's raining....

Mizoram: Zzzzzzzz.....

Nagaland: Headhunter paradise

Orissa: We love our natural disasters!

Punjab: Home of the generic Indian values

Rajasthan: Sati free since 1988!

Sikkim: Funniest state name ever.

Tamil Nadu: Intellectually superior for 4000 years now

Tripura: Dicking it to Bangladesh!

Uttaranchal: My name is Bond..Ruskin Bond.

Uttar Pradesh: We're the buckle on the cow-belt.

West Bengal: Down with capitalist, imperialist pigs!

On a side note, just found out my boss used to head Channel V!! Hooray! Looks like my dream of using my contacts to obtaining a low paying, high exposure job on a music channle on TV is working just as planned (*rubs hands evilly..then realizes I still have jam on my fingers...*)

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Duur - Strings