Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Punch liners catch me!!!

Ok, today I am in chennai and had to catch up some grub commuting between offices, the cab driver took me to a restaurant called palimar … Speed 4 Veg restaurant. ( hope I got the name right)
This is no special restaurant and usual, but it has something that could just pep anyone feeling low or in a bad mood.
His entire core interior decoration are nothing but huge placards with some wonderful , catchy , motivating proverbs… apt for today’s living style,,,
I was all alone, but I enjoyed every moment being , in that hotel.. trying to recollect a few of them, so you can read and have a light smile on your face ( hoping J )
1. If you keep working faithfully for 8 hours you will be promoted as a manager and then you will work 12 hours
2. There is no point winning a rat race, coz even if you win you will still be a rat
3. A racehorse is the only animal that can take thousands of people for a ride at the same time
4. I always remember faces, in your case I make an exception
5. Don’t be so humble, you are not that great
6. Hard work never hurt anyone, but I decided why take the chance
7. There is nothing called gravity , basically earth sucks !!!!
8. I have three phone, 2 landlines and a mobile , one in my car and two at home, if I missed and do not return your call then the only reason is “ I don’t like you”
9. The irony is when you call wrong numbers, they are never engaged
10. If someone says, today is the end of the world, don’t worry, its already tomorrow in Australia

11. I never had a penny in my name, so i changed my name 12. People will believe anything if you whisper it
I got to surely get a prize for my memory , to recall as many in about 20 minutes i stayed there .

I guess such things should be more wall mounted in common places of visit… light and funny.
I have seen some serious writing also in some places, but don’t recall.

Water branding!!!!

"I look back on life, its funny how things turn out. You a connoisseur of fast food, now gaze at water that took years to make and I some of the purest water in the world stand here trapped in a bottle. Come enjoy the irony……"

Are you wondering what is it that I have written on top… well this is a phrase that you will find on the “Himalayan” natural mineral water, a Tata product. I have been now drinking this bottled water for some time and I have always really liked the way these words have been so beautifully phrased… and enjoyed drinking the water after having a kind of “feel good feeling” (if that is a right phrase to use )in my mind. This is just not the only phrase, there are several such different phrases on each bottle. Today I could remember this phrase even without the bottle in my hand coz I coincidentally seemed to have got this phrase for three times now.
I feel this is a very good branding technique , different and catches the customers attention.

If you happen to pick this bottle up next time, don’t miss reading these phrases. Jet Airways serves only these bottles off late…

Thursday, September 25, 2008


My friend tagged me....

Where is your cell phone?---- Currently sticking to me ears for the last 5 hours.. pyuking
Your hair?---- Looks electrocuted

your favorite thing? ----Singing while driving with all windows closed

One thing you hate----- telephone
Your dream last night?----- My %^&*( taking a class for me

Your favorite drink?----- Tata tea

What you’re not?------ Hypocrite

Where you grew up? ------Rajajinagar ( do you know)

The last thing you did? -----Wrote a blog

What are you wearing?------ Chudidhaar as usual

Your mood? -------Totally low ,so blogging
Missing someone?------ My baby

Something you’re not wearing?------- My wit and smile.

Favorite store?------ Gurjari ( Gujarat Emporium)

Like someone? -------Still thinking
Your favorite color?-------- Cant think of one now

One word you overuse –----- God…..

Wrap gifts? or Gift Bags? –----- Gift bags, I am lousy at wrapping

I tag :------ you

Discovery of con calls

I wonder if Alexander Graham bell ever had a clue of what people do with his invention today…
They cling to his invention more dearly than their dear ones for hours during the day, it’s a 360 degree cycle , talking to their boss, peers, team member.,,,
Intermediate calls from wife,husband, son or daughter which would be less than a minute out of the overall duration of the day….
Best is what I call the discovery of con calls….. get in and you never know when you get out,,,,,
Brain goes Zomby
Had he a clue what enhancements we have done to his invention today..I wonder what his reaction would have been.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

mind blocks...

its been a while now that i have been travelling up north...to noida quiet frequently...
but somehow, i have not been able to relate myself to this place and always feel that i am living in a strangers land...
many a times staying these guest houses give you a very depressive feeling. Its just too silent , lonely or i can say haunted. Its no offense meant, but i keep thinking to myself, why is it that this mind block refuses to give way to better and more positive thoughts about the place... but i am still trying to find an answer..
The only thought of getting back to Rajajinagara.. gives me peace of mind... crazy....