Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Yeh Kya Ho Raha Hai??

Do you sometimes feel that you need something and you don't know what it is? Well I feel this way since the past few days. I don't know what I want to do but there is this urge to do something.
If I think of job, I would say I am doing ok. My boss is happy with me and is happy to give more more responcibilites and more money obviously.
I am in London right now and I am having tons of fun every weekend.
My friends are happy with me. Except the konkani brahmin fellow Kini. ;-)
My parents are happy with me. They feel nice when I call them and they always wait for my call.
You know I have this "grum-grum" in my stomach. I feel hungry all the time and when I see food I dont feel like eating it. I feel like watching some movie on TV every evening and after some 10 mins I feel like "oh what the heck!!! this is such a crappy movie how did I like it earlier?"
Don't know if London is bad or I am missing Hindustan a lot. My be the weather. Let us see. Just few more days and I am back to the good old Madras. Can't wait to be back there.
sar-zameen-e-Hindustan aa raha hoon main.
V..

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Monday, August 29, 2005

My 3 day weekend

There was some silly holiday in England on Monday and I had a 3 days weekend. Yipeee!! Yahooooooooooo!!!
Went to the Tower of London (there is no Tower but its a castle), Tower Bridge (engineering marvel) and the Nottinghill Carnival (Rio di Janerio Carnival and Woodstock combined with madness).
Enjoy the photos.
V..

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Thursday, August 25, 2005

My Crush

Ok I would like to spill the beans. I don’t know if I have have said this to HER but anyway I am saying it to everyone now. Lets name her Kajal.
There was this girl who was cool. and I liked her. Not just liked her was senti about her too. Whenever I used to get drunk used to call her.
Ok from starting.
Kajal was the friend of one of my greatest friend's (Rohit's) crush. So now you understand how I also got involved. She used to send me Good Morning , Good Afternoon, Good Evening, Good Night SMSs. And then I was like - what is this?? and was slowly getting involved. I could understand that.
Now if she wants to go for a movie, "Virdi I want to go for a movie you want to join?" I was like "Yes!!! She loves me she wants me to say it". I used to go with her for shopping, for general time pass, she even cook and fed me once. I was like - "What the duck Virdi she likes you so much and may be she wants to hear from you and you are not even telling those THREE words."
Then one fine Saturday evening Me, Ashwin and Sudip were drinking and Ashwin -"Maacha I went to Aqua Restaurant in Park and its awesome. If you have to propose to any girl then take her there. That’s the best place in Madras if you are planning to propose to anyone. Its great!!! Great is an understatement. The pool is great and the lighting is awesome" and me surdar me got hyper and decided, " OK!! Now or never"
Come next weekend and Virdi calls Kajal- "Hey Kajal, what are you doing on Saturday? Can we go out for dinner? I want to give you a treat. But you and me only. (Virdi thinking- Why is she asking what is the occasion?) No nothing great. Just wanted to go to some quite place. You, me and no one else. Yes yes. Only you and me. (Virdi thinking- why does she want to call everyone) Ok so see you at Aqua at 8PM? (Virdi thinking – Wow. I think she knows what I am going to do on Saturday) Bye".
Come Saturday and Virdi is there at 7.55PM. He is nervous yet showing off that he is such a confident guy. Calls Kajal – Hey Kajal I have reached here, where are you? Kajal – what you have reach already? I am going to take bath. You said 8 PM. Virdi – yes and its 5 mins to 8 o clock. You take your time and come. No hurry. Here its is AC and no problem at all. (Virdi thinking- Bitch I am not going to propose to her. What does she think of herself?)
8.30-PM Virdi calls again- Hi Kajal (Angry but showing off that he is not bothered its cool. He is having fun) How much time? Kajal – There is auto Strike. Can we postpone the dinner? Virdi – No no take bus and come. Kajal – No don’t worry I will be there in few mins. I will ask for a taxi.
9 PM Kajal comes. Virdi’s head is on fire and ass is burning bright.
Virdi - Hi Kajal. Kajal – Hi Virdi. Hey this is very costly place. Why did you have to give a treat here? (Virdi - Why cant she say this is a beautiful place. Can’t she see the lighting? Can’t she see the pool? Can’t she see the flowers?) Virdi- Don’t worry its ok. (Bloody Bitch)
Both having dinner and Virdi is getting tensed. Bad Virdi in the head– Bitch screwed everything. Even my mood is off! I don’t love her anymore. Good Virdi in the head- Don’t worry about the hour of events and tell her what is in your heart.
And stupid Virdi listens to Good Virdi and says "Kajal you know I like you a lot and want to marry you" Kajal- "what?? No Virdi this is a joke. Ok I am sorry I am late but no stupid jokes". Virdi – "NO Kajal I am serious. Very very serious". Kajal – "But Virdi I don’t look at you that way. You understand na? And I have so many plans and dream and aspirations. I want to accomplish them and then think of anyone else". Virdi – "But I am not coming in way of your dreams and aspirations. May be I can help. We can accomplish it together as friends and as life partners" Kajal – No Virdi I am a very different girl. My aim or aspiration or dream is to travel around the world alone and then I might think of anyone else" Virdi- silence (thinking – WHAT?? THAT’S YOUR AIM??) OK Kajal. I understand.
Dinner over. Virdi reaches home, calls Kini.- Abe tu sahi bolta tha who toh pagal hai be.
From now onwards I have decided I will have this board in my neck when I talk to a girl - Girl beware I am normal guy.
V…

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Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Some jokes from a friend

One of my friends sent me these latest jokes and I wanted to share them with everyone. For people who don't understand Hindi it would be a little difficult.
Ek aadmi bank se bahar aake ek auto mein chada.... Autowala usko uska ghar legayaaur 100 rs liya. Jabki actually, it wouldn't have costed more than 10 rs. Agle din, subah jab woh aadmi jagaa, he was not able to see anything. Kuch bhi nahin dikh raha tha But then, raat hote hi,
uski aankh theekh ho gayi and he was able to see everything clearly. WHY?
Kyonki autowaale ne us aadmi ko ULLOO bana diya tha!!!
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Ek Gadha ped par chadha to oopar baithe haathi ne poochha.
Haathi: Tu kyun chadha ? Gadha: Apple khaane. Haathi: Lekin yeh to Mango tree hai !!
Gadha: Maloom hai, main apple saath laaya hoon!!!
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Champu and Pampu are 2 elephant friends. Champu is in love with Champi, the elephant beauty queen. Champu proposes to Champi and she rejects him for some other rich elephant across the river. Champu is very sad, so Pampu consoles Champu and asks him to play see-saw at the garden. Suddenly the see-saw breaks and they burst to a song guess which one....
See-Saw ho ya dil ho.... aakhirrrrrr...toot jaata hai....toot jaata hai...toot jaata hai....!!!!!
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The Maratha Regiment was fighting hard on the border against the enemies. They had to cross the border to capture the enemy base but no one was able to cross the border and go across fearing death. Just then Hawaldar Pawan Kumar Jhonke got up and crossed the border and nothing happened to him, why?? Kyon ki
Panchi Nadiya PAWAN K JHONKE... Koi Sarhad na Inhe roke...(from Refugee)
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A friend gives a barrel full of FEVICOL to his friend on his birthday. What does this friend who receive the gift sing ???
Dushman na kare dost ne ye kaam kiya hai. Umra bhar ka gham (gum) hame inaam diya hai...
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One day James Bond goes to buy a pan. The pan walla asks him 4 Rs. for the pan but James Bond gives him only 1.5 rs. When paan waala asks him for the rest of the money, Bond replies..
Dhai (2.5) another day...

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Monday, August 22, 2005

My Photo Skills

Went to Leicester for raakhi (which was on Friday but because no one had time we met there on Sunday) to meet lots of cousins and enjoy the barbeque and while coming back I thought of making full use of my camera. Check out the photos here.
I have seen a great difference between India and Britain. Will post about it in the next post.
Meanwhile enjoy the photos.
V..

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Friday, August 19, 2005

Food for thought!!!

I stay with my cousin sister in London and she has two kids who do some much natak when they eat. "Mommy its hot", "Mommy its yukky", "Mommy its cold", "Mommy its green", "Mommy its red", "Mommy I want blue vegetable". Now that was it and I thought Bhavdeep did you also do so much natak when you were a kid??
Conclusion: What are you talking about kid Bhavdeep? Even now you do so much natak and you don't eat vegetables today also. This is the list of what I don't like:
  • Pumpkin
  • Karela or Bitter Gourd
  • Spinach
  • Capcium or Shimla Mirch
  • Dont put pepper in my food
  • Dont put too much chillies in my food
  • Beef
  • Pork
  • Prawns
  • Fish
  • Dont put tomatoes in my yellow dal
  • Tell me what color is the dal, Yellow or Black. I dont know the difference in the names.
  • Don't put tomatoes in my omelette
  • Egg Poach - Its so smelly
  • Brinjals or Baingal
  • Many more vegetables
I love lot of chatter matter things, love junk food. :-)
V..

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Thursday, August 18, 2005

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What would you miss the most when you are away from your homeland??

What would you do, when you miss the warmth of the Indians? Which songs would you like to listen?? These:

  • Ghar aaja pardesi tera des bulaye re.
  • Yeh joh des hai tera swades hai tera, tujhe hai pukara.

I am missing Hindustan ki dharti :-( aa raha hoon main doston... bus sirf 30 din baki hai, just 30 days.

V..

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Truth about WAR!!!

Well some say that war is bad but but but for a company named The Carlyle Group in US, it been very bright days and it sees brighter days ahead because United States now has plans to invade Iran, Syria, Egypt, North Korea, etc etc etc.
Established in 1987 the Carlyle Group was founded by David Rubenstein, a former staff member in the Jimmy Carter White House, and his two partners, Dan D'Aniello and Bill Conway. Today there are 18 partners in the firm and one outside investor. The Washington Post has described Carlyle as a "merchant banking firm" set up "to serve corporations and wealthy families." From the beginning the founders of Carlyle have recruited former politicians as consultants: former President George H. W. Bush is among them-along with a host of other Bush family cronies.
Now that the United States is bombing Afghanistan and allocating huge sums of money for defence, including $40 billion for the "war on terrorism" and more than $200 billion [1994 dollars] for the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF). Carlyle owns many of the companies that will share in the $200 billion JSF deal.
The Carlyle Group, which claims to be the largest U.S. private-equity fund with some $14 billion in assets, makes money by investing in undervalued companies and reselling them at a profit, employing a host of former top-level government officials from the Bush and Reagan administrations, including former President Bush, in a global "money machine."
The success of the relatively young Carlyle Group is hardly surprising given that it primarily buys companies that are regulated by government. Nearly two-thirds of its investments are in defence and telecommunications companies, which are affected by shifts in government spending and policy. Financial experts say the Carlyle Group's most profitable niche is buying military and aerospace supplies at discount prices and selling them for a lot more.
With Carlucci as chairman, it's no surprise that Carlyle is drawn to defence firms. Carlyle owns numerous defence and aerospace firms such as United Defence Industries, which makes tanks, guided missiles, space vehicles, and weapons delivery systems. United States Marine Repair (USMR) is America's largest non-nuclear ship repair, modernisation and conversion company and is another Carlyle company. Carlucci's knowledge of the Pentagon's inner workings gives Carlyle an advantage when buying defence companies that have fallen in market value. Carlucci, who is seen as largely responsible for Carlyle's success, said he met in February with his old college classmate, Donald Rumsfeld, the new secretary of defence. He also met with Vice President Dick Cheney, himself a defence secretary under former President Bush, to talk about military matters-at a time when Carlyle has several billion-dollar defence projects under consideration.
Although the Carlyle Group is a "private equity fund" it has enriched itself using public and state pension funds from California, Texas and Connecticut. The California Public Employees' Retirement System (CAL PERS) has invested hundreds of millions with Carlyle and has at least a 5 percent stake in the firm.
The Texas teachers' pension fund-whose board was appointed when George W. Bush was governor-gave Carlyle $100 million to invest. In Connecticut, a scandal resulted when Wayne Berman, a Washington consultant and fund-raiser for George W. Bush's presidential campaign, received "a kickback" of more than $900,000 after the state treasurer, Paul J. Silvester, steered tens of millions of state pension fund dollars into a Carlyle Group investment fund.
So there is war, Carlyle gets all the orders to make weapons and who owns Carlyle? George Bush and family and friends, and so who makes money out of war? Bush and friends. Isnt that great??
All this is taken from the Internet and is was an eye opener for me. So sharing it with all. There is more coming soon.
V...
PS: I am missing India lots today and I want to come back as soon as possible. Main bahut dukhi hoon. :-(
V..

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Monday, August 15, 2005

No Wars Please



I saw this newsprint on Indo Pak War, when I went for the National War Museum on Sunday. I got little senti about wars when I saw the death and destruction caused by it. The pain and sorrow we face because of war remains forever with us.
We were not allowed to take photos of the Jew Concentration Camps and the Nazism which potrayed horendous image of the second world war. I was with Ashwin there and we both could not talk watching the photos and the remains of the sad days of racism. I pray there is no war and people spend money for the betterment of the society.
V..

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Happy Independence Day

Indian, brothers (and their sisters) and countrymen... Happy Independence Day!!! This was my post last year.
Well this time it was unique because I watched The Rising-Ballad of Mangal Pandey and had dinner with a Pakistani family. My cousin's friend (Shahana) and they had two small girls, really cool :-) "Mera naam Zaara hai, aur yeh Saara hai" with full Oinglish accent. But think about this, Hindustan and Pakistan celebrating Independence day together, isn't that Utopian society?? I wish this happens soon.
About Rising. Well its a documentary movie. Really really great acting by Aamir Khan and Toby Stephens, it could be that first time Bollywood would give and award to a foreigner. Amazing acting by the Brit. Aamir Khan is simply great, he has again shown that he is India's best actor. The way he portays the character is amazing. Everyone knows the story and I need not say anything about it. I liked the acting of Toby Stephens more than Aamir Khan. Go watch!!
PS: ok Mr. Anonymous I allow you to send me crap but I am going to delete them if it looks crap.
V..

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Sorry Mr. Anonymous - you are not allowed here

Dear everyone,
I have blocked anonymous guys to leave comments on my blog after the Sayesha and Priya incident.
And now even I have got this comment "I Love India - Please come to India". There is some stupid site for this. I love India, I am coming back please dont worry Indians are happy without me, but why did you make this site??
V..

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Friday, August 12, 2005

Happy Independence Day

On 15th its Independence day of India and warm wishes to every Indian on the planet. And when India celebrates one of its happiest days in the history, one country is being oppressed by a tyrant called George Bush- IRAQ. The war on Iraq is unjust and through my blog I protest the war.
I would like to tell everyone how the coalition lead by USA really works. There are some 23 countries which are currently participating in the war. Please check the names of the countries and the troops involved in it. USA 130,000, United Kingdom 8,761, South Korea 3,600, Italy 3,085 (began phased withdrawal of troops in March 2005), Poland 1,700 (began to withdraw troops in October 2004), Ukraine 1,450 (announced to withdraw troops by October 2005), Georgia 889, Romania 860, Australia 850, Japan 550 (limited to non-combat zones only), Denmark 496, Bulgaria 450(began phased withdrawal of troops in March 2005), El Salvador 380, Mongolia 180, Azerbaijan 151, Latvia 122, Lithuania 118, Slovakia 105, Czech Republic 80, Albania 71, Estonia 55, Macedonia 33, Kazakhstan 25.
Countries with no military involvement. Several countries chose not to send military or combat troops to support the invasion, but instead pledged their solidarity with the Coalition .Angola, Colombia, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Iceland, Kuwait, Micronesia, Rwanda, Solomon Islands, Uganda and Uzbekistan.
And the countries who have left are Nicaragua (withdrew 115 troops in February 2004), Dominican Republic (withdrew 302 troops in May 2004), Honduras (withdrew 370 troops in June 2004), Spain (withdrew 1400 troops in June 2004), Philippines (withdrew 51 troops in July 2004), Thailand withdrew 443 troops in August 2004), Hungary (withdrew 300 troops in December 2004), Tonga (withdrew 40 troops in December 2004), Moldova (withdrew 12 troops in February 2005), Portugal (withdrew 128 policemen in February 2005 ), Netherlands 800 (withdrew 1350 troops in March 2005), Singapore (withdrew its single amphibious transport dock deployed in the Persian Gulf in March 2005 ).
Most of the countries either are newly liberated east European countries or are those who depend on US food supplies and aids. I ask why is did US attack Iraq?? Because Sadam Hussain was a dictator?? Or was he a bad man?? I am very sad for what is happening in Iraq. Most of the big and powerful nations don't support the war and how can we celebrate the Independence day if there is still Imperialism existing in the world?
This is just some data to make everyone understand that the war is unjust and US should leave Iraq as soon as they can. Please Mr. Bush you have given us enough problems now please let everyone live in peace. Even the United Nations Secretary General Kohfi Annan says so.
I would be posting soon on why Bush didn't attack Saudi Arabia although 15 of the 19 hijackers were Saudis (I say Bush and not US because Bush has some companies whose key stock holders are Saudis) , why US has suddenly stop saying anything to China about human rights, why is Pakistan the biggest ally of US in Asia, why US gave $41 million to Taliban in 2001 to fight the mujahedeen, etc etc. I have data to support it.
Happy Independence day to every Indian and may we see a better world tomorrow with out Bush.
V..

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Thursday, August 11, 2005

I salute the master !!!

Firstly, any girl who is reading this blog might not make any sense to you.
Shane Warne takes his 600th wicket and I salute the master of spin. Taking 600 wickets is like making 15000 runs or scoring 1000 goals in football or running 100 mtrs in 9.5 secs. Some say that Muralidharan is a great spinner but he should try olympic javelin throwing rather than cricket bowling. I literally hate him. He is a cheater.
And Shane Warne has been around billions of controversies; from match fixing, to drugs, to his mom giving him diuretics for performance enhancement, to sex on mobile, to sending dirty SMSs to nurses, to bang bang in a restaurant and to divorcing a mother of 3 kids; but the dedication and devotion he has shown towards the art is phenomenal. Total Ozzy attitude. Although I am not a great fan of Ashes but I am following it this time with great enthu. May the best English win.
Cheers.
V...

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Whats in the name???

Well I was just thinking what I have been called by others in my life and thought wow man that deserves a post. At home there is some tradition that no one calls others by nick so if the name is Bhavdeep it will be Bhavdeep and not Happy. (like in most of the Punjabi families)
Anyways in school I was called
  1. Surdar
  2. Cabbage (because of the hair on my head and I wore a small turban, called patka and kids used to say I will peal your cabbage)
  3. Onion
  4. Chote (I am short)
Enginering:
  1. Oye
  2. Virdi (thats my last name)
  3. Bauna (dwarf)
  4. Bauna Shaitan
  5. Thingu
  6. Nanha Shaitan
  7. Baache
  8. Chi Chi (thats for the smallest finger in the hand in Punjabi)
  9. Chiki guy (I love chicken lots and used to go out to eat chicken on " dad's hard earned money" around 3 or 4 times a week)
MBA
  1. Surdar
  2. Chachu (given by someone from IIT Delhi. I was sporting a beard and looked like a Muslim chachajaan)
  3. Kashmiri Militant (because of the stupid beard again)
What some others call me
  1. Surdar
  2. Tummy man ( I am becoming little fat types)
  3. Bean Bag (same reason)
Thats all I remember but the worst nickname someone ever had was the General Secy from IIT his name was Gandharva and people used to call him G*ndu. Phew.
I have started playing hockey and my everything is aching really bad.
Cheers.. JRJK..
V..

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Monday, August 08, 2005

Trip to North England

South Shields

Went to North of England this weekend to meet Rupinder and Inderjeet. They were one of my best friends from Punjab (I was junior to them) and now in merchant navy. Check out the photos.
Dee Oilglish kuntri-sae e preddy gud. (The english country side is pretty good) Loovly weda (Lovely weather) aan beadifu beach-eh (and beautiful beaches). The people speack half words and I was really not able to understand aything. The bus conductor was great. When I was taking the bus from London he said, "Aye lad, so ya goin tu Sau Shie? Loovly plai. Sander-lan County (shows his tatoo) Iz in de blud" Hi Lad, So you going to South Shields? Lovely place. Sunderland County. It's in the blood. Phew!!!
Enjoy the Photos.
V..

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Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Girls and Friendship

I have been on earth for a long time and I am still not able to understand how girls define their relationship with guys. In the movie Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Shah Rukh Khan takes full advantage of this and flirts with one girl and proposes to the other. Well Kajal you didn't define the relationship, now don’t cry, its all your fault.
Kinds of friends girls have. (I am talking about the guy pals the females have)
1. Friend
Well you are like a show piece in my house when ever I need you I will contact you. If you call me home the chances are 9 out of 10 times I might say "Oh Rahul, I am going out can you call me after 2 days??" Rahul "Where are you going Shilpa??" Shilpa says "Non of your business" and bangs the phone. Shilpa : Useless fellow. Hmmph.
2. Good Friend
Well you are like a TV remote control, I need you and I know that but I try using you when I really need you. Rahul calls, "Hi Shilpa", Shilpa, "Hi Rahul. I am going out with family I will call you back. Bye" Shilpa calls back after two days. Shilpa : "What do you want Rahul? Why did you call that day?". Rahul : "Generally". Shilpa : "Oh ok. I got to go out. Will call you later. Bye." Will call when she needs lecture notes or some concert tickets.
3. Very good friend
Well you are like the pressure cooker safety value for the girl. She will need you when she wants to bring out her pain or anger on someone. Basically, she wants to talk to you. And you are special to her. Shilpa : "You know Rahul, Shekhar is not eating. He doesn’t sleep and is not able to concentrate on his studies. I think he doesn’t like me anymore. And yesterday I saw him with another girl". Rahul: "Who is Shekhar??" Shilpa : "My boy friend." Rahul: OK. :-(
4. Best Friend
You are like the auto rickshaw driver. Without you she can't live. And don't be mistaken you are not her boy friend. You are also allowed to take her little doggie around the park so that he can do po-po.
Shilpa: "Rahul Shopping. Rahul Movie. Rahul Coffee. Rahul You pay I am having fun". Rahul is now sure that he should go ahead and propose. He dares and proposes. Shilpa: "But I thought we were just friends. We should remain friends Rahul and I have a boy friend you know that." Rahul: WHAT??? Rahul drinks all night.
5. Best of the Bestest Friends
OK now this guy is really special. He is like the dad-cum-boyfriend-cum-brother-cum-everything. Well ultimately you are the darling servant of the girl now. You take her around. You make her project. You do her assignments. You are allowed to take her doggie around. You can hold hands on the beach. You can see the sun set with her (because she wants to do everything she drags you along). But but but dont be mistaken she has a boy friend who works for a huge software company and earns 3 time the salary you earn and has a flat in Poes Garden or Boat Club or Hira Nandani area. Shilpa: "Hi Rahul. I am getting engaged to Shekhar. Shekhar this is Rahul, he is my bestest friend". Rahul: Hi Shekhar. (Hand shake. Shekhar breaks Rahul's wrist) Rahul is heart broken and wrist broken.
6. Boy friend.
Sorry mate you are screwed.

Well This is just a way to make people (especially guys) understand where they stand in relation with a girl. Now if Ashwin is reading this he should also try and make his head clear, what he thinks about his OGFOM (One-good-friend-of-mine).
Cheers.
V...

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