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Monday, January 01, 2007


I'm a tea addict. I love tea. But I'm not your regular addict, as in, I do not suffer from withdrawal symptoms when I know there is no way I can have tea. Although these symptoms very well manifest themselves when I know tea is available and I'm denying myself the wonderful, hot, steaming cup of tea. Then of course Pearl the Crazy Kid calls me a coal miner, because she claims like the miners I'm trying to extract every calorie of heat that the cup would have. Talking about calories, I've got this love-hate relationship with them... though I'll get back to that a little later.

As I finished sipping the last sip of my midnight cup of tea (which is something I consume only when I'm up late at night, which is not very often since Mathi Boy is no longer onsite @Powerway.) As I sipped the last sip of tea, (!!) I casually, like a high profile big shot actor in a gigantic budget Karan Johar movie, glanced at the time, and interestingly the clock read 23.59. This made that the last sip of the last cup of tea of 2006 in the last minute of 2006! I wish I could get my name in some record book for that feat! While on Karan Johar, I think his movies are dumb, but definitely better than enduring a Shaadi No.1. And and and I love his choice of heroines, and of Shah Rukh Khan and their dress designers and the dresses these dress designers design... which gives me enough reason to donate my hard earned money for a movie ticket. It saddens me that I still haven't seen KANK as yet. And it’s even got Preity Zinta and my darling Abhishek in it!

So, as I was creating the world record for sipping the last sip of tea from the last cup of tea in the last minute of 2006, my mind started going back on the year that was.

2006 started on a high. If I remember right, I kissed someone happy new year... and before your minds get working, not "that" kind of a kiss. Later I had enough days off from office, as I thought I was sick. Well, I did fall ill, but then I could have gone to office... lol!!! I had an enjoyable January, the ankle sprain from Christmas was killing me, but then one evening I had a lovely coffee with Charlie Boy (sadly it wasn't coffee with Karan)... and we rode over the Marathalli road to this cosy CCD somewhere near the Bangalore airport.

Other highlights were of course the crazy work I did at office, the lovely micro marathon that I won! Besides that, I think 2006 has been the most un-productive year of my 23 years, 1 month and 20 days of existence on planet earth. In fact the productivity of 2006 was negative... for instance, I lost negative kgs of weight (and that explains why I prefer the unit Calorie to Joule which is the SI unit of heat despite the fact that my four years of engineering and 2 years of junior college and a couple of years of school drilled in the importance of the SI system of units.) I also did a lot of negative work, on one special occasion managed a screw up on the eve of the project release. But sadly, I had a backup and I wasted only 10 minutes fixing it. So much for the adrenaline rush! Sigh! And to carry on in the same vein... I did some negative progress on the CAT, the JMET, the IIFT entrance, the SNAP, the NMAT and I'm looking forward to keep up the spirit this year with the XAT and FMS and probably the CET. Still pretty undecided on the CET. Not really sure if an engineer of my "calibre" should bother with anyplace other than the IIMs and XLRI... I'm a narcissist. And I think I'm the best! Which reminds me of this lovely song from a Shah Rukh movie "phir bhi dil hai hindustani" called "I'm the best". I can bet you a couple of million dollars that it was written with me in mind. Of course, I will not be betting them, is an altogether different issue. I'd rather use them to buy myself an exotic island where me and my lover(s) can have sex forever without being disturbed by pesky human beings.

A year that can be summed up in 2 paragraphs (412 words) definitely deserves the world award for the most unproductive year. My post count was also pretty low... and the quality was despicable! Never the less, new year... new resolutions... and not 1024X768, since I'm already using that, and since its a rather old joke. My resolutions for 2007 will be something doable... that by itself excludes getting into IIMA.

1. I added myself onto Y! Messenger years ago. I also added my otherself, i.e. a "profile" of mine on Y! Messenger centuries ago. Now the task for this year would be to set up a conference with me, my added self and my other self! (The idea is courtesy a friend of mine who claims this way I won't have to google search the meaning of my life.)
2. No spraining of ankles this year. Its really simple, all I need to do is to take a deep breath, not think of Abhishek Bacchan, no jumping half a flight of stairs, no monkey-ing, no trying to chase Pearl in the incy-incy little bedroom of ours, no frog jumping without shoes, no skipping more than 4000 counts regardless of whether all my stamina is underutilised, no... damn... this sounds difficult. But then, as Bond says, "if you try, you might, if you don't, you won't"! :)
3. Stop using kiddie pencils that have the 6 and 7 times tables printed on them. (It helps there aren't many of those left...!!!)

Three is a good number of resolutions. It is, in fact a good number. Like one bugger that day was telling me for the XAT essay, it’s a good idea to discuss three important points. In a PI, if you're asked your strengths, don't rattle off a shopping list, but talk of 3 strengths. He should have told me something new...!! But then, not everyone is a genius like me...!! I love myself! And for 2007, another New Year resolution that I will definitely keep up is to fall in love with myself all the more!! To kick start the new year...

... Love you Sona Baby!!!!!!!!!


  • At 11:17 AM, January 02, 2007, Blogger Ramses - The son of light said…

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  • At 11:24 AM, January 02, 2007, Blogger Ramses - The son of light said…

    So much of negativism has stuck me after reading this. You sound like a wounded lion, licking itself, after losing in a fight.

    Let me tell you a fact.. which is an inspiration for me.

    According to the laws of aerodynamics a bumble bee should be incapable of flight. But in reality it does.
    How is that possible?
    Its because, it doesn't know aerodynamics, and it doesn't know that it is incapable of flying. It keeps trying and it is flying. Some times having too much knowledge and having very good understanding of the reality could be a problem.

    The problem is you are not thinking yourself as best. You still have some doubt in yourself.
    Its not over. You still can make a come back. Come on dear... spread your wings and fly.
    Dont believe in reality. Reality is a myth. There are so many things in life which is controlled and changed my mind. We are really living in Matrix world. You will do things that you believe you can do. You achieve things you believe you can achieve. So you know what have to do now. Rock baby.. rock..

    I wish you all the best for the great year ahead. I swear you will do wonder in this year, with a Geek like me, on your side.

    My resolution for this year is as simple as topping your lover(s) list.
    The fact says its not possible. But i am a bumble bee. hehehe

  • At 12:48 PM, January 03, 2007, Blogger Sudhakar said…

    K, when a bumble bee can fly why can't you. Afterall you are less denser than a bumble bee :P

  • At 2:16 PM, January 03, 2007, Blogger Sudhakar said…

    Did you see another timely coincidence? I mean the time you posted "92 percentile".

  • At 3:01 PM, January 03, 2007, Blogger Kathak - The Story Teller! said…

    @Madhu: Nice new year resolutiion ;) I wish luck!

    @Charlie: I didn't notice the time coincidence, but you told me to notice and therefore I saw the time coincidence!

  • At 6:39 PM, January 03, 2007, Blogger Daneshia said…

    hey luv u Kathak! 2007 will def be better.. for all of us! :)

  • At 10:15 PM, January 05, 2007, Blogger Kathak - The Story Teller! said…

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  • At 10:16 PM, January 05, 2007, Blogger Kathak - The Story Teller! said…

    Love you too Danny!
    2007 will definitely get good news for us!! Yippeee!!!!


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