Friday, November 24, 2006

Friday nite at TCs...

We were at the TC establishment in Gurgaon - this friday nite...
It brought back memories of days gone by... hence the sepia tone... for the post!!

We also celebrated Koustav & Reshams wedding anniversary.... with an extra round of drinks :-)

I shot the sheriff!!
3 women on a roll!!!
(L-R)Resham, Neela and Parul!!

(R-L)Koustav, Avinash and me!!
Time to get the BOTTOMS up....
Cigarettes for Sale!!!
3 men and a Cigarette stand

Monday, November 20, 2006

Old times - renewed!!

19th Nov'06 - Barbeque Nation,Bandra...
The first college function/ get together I attended after passing out from Symbi in '03.
Just been so caught up in my own world that i just missed out on some great times.

(L-R) Sonit, Neha, Ranjini, Hemendra, Nitin, Arjun, Atul, Harsh, Jayant, Parth, Prateem and Prateek.
A nice dinner and drinks' session
The 11 who came... Posted by Picasa

Family Luncheon

Well - to be honest - I was a lil tense when I got in.... but then - as we started to converse... the walls came down. We ended spending more time than we'd anticipated.
All in all a great time.....!!!
Popping the bubbly... and it did come off with a pop
With Mausa, Mausi and Arpita didi
The youngsters!!
Mausi is a great chef... I ate and I ate... till I could eat no more!!
Didi and me.....


This is a new version of shot from Sholay When Jay (Amitabh Bachchan)goes to Mausi ( Leela Mausi ) with the marriage Proposal of Veeru (Dharamendra ) with Basanti ( Hema Malini ).

Amitabh : Mausi, ladka NIIT main kaam karta hai.. ID hai...

Mausi : Hai ram..!!! Off-campus try kar raha hai kya??

Amitabh : kahan mausi 2 saal NIIT me rahne ke baad koi Company leti kahan hai...

Mausi : Hi Raam to kya 2 saal se NIIT me hi hai..

Amitabh : haan socha tha 2 saal me salary hike hogi hi.Aajkal to salary bhi jyada NAHI mil rahi hai use..

Mausi : To kya salary BHI KAM milti HAI..?

Amitabh : Ab apraisal bhi to asaani se kahaan hota hai mausi..

Mausi : Hai hai ...!! To kya apraisal bhi nahi hota uska..?

Amitabh : Senior se ladai karne ke baad apraisal mein achhirating to nahin na milti hai... mausi..

Mausi : To kya ladta bhi hai..?Amitabh : Ab der raat tak ghar jaane ko na mile to ho jaatihai kabhi kabhi anban..

Mausi : To kya der raat tak ghar bhi nahin jataa..???

Amitabh : Ab designers ki kismat mein to yehi likha hai mausi..

Mausi : kya kaha ladka Designer hai..!!!

Mausi : Kaunse college se padai-likhai kiya..?

Amitabh : Uska pataa lagte hi hum aapko khabar kar denge!!

Amitabh : To main rishta pakka samjhuna mausi???

Mausi : Beta, thik kan khol kar sun le... Bhale hi hamaariBasanti Call Center wale se shaadi kar le par NIIT ke ID se katainahin karegi.......

Monday, November 06, 2006

Cake..cake.. and some whiskey

Let's not forget the pizzas which went to waste.. cos' the guys decide to eat Tandoori chicken at the last minute.

oh - before I forget - dearly beloved - we were gathered at Avinashs house to celebrate the day he was downloaded into this world. Of course - perforce of habit - we were 2 days late :-)
STEP 1: Cutting the cake...
STEP 2: Applying it evenly...
STEP 3: Aah.. the smile!!
Avinash had his cake and ate it too

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Happy Diwali 2K6

This year was a low-key diwali....

But I had loads of fun...
It a full family oriented celebration. It feels all warm inside to be with the ones who love you most. The only one missing was my sweetheart - who'd gone home to Kolkata for this festival. No worries - she'll be here in the next edition of the festival.

That's my Anila bua and Jatin Bhai, as we sit down for the pooja
Jatin - setting things alight!!

I srike a serious pose!!!

Friday, October 20, 2006

A tryst with the DON

Yep - I saw it...
First day - second show!!!

This is one stylish film. It's well made - kept the storyline intact - except for a few cosmetic changes - and done fultoo justice!!
The songs are the same and apart from the post-millenium techno feel - they're more or less intact. I do like the older versions of the songs though.

What really takes you by surprise -the whole look and feel. With films like this , Bollywood is definitely coming of age as the technical gap between east & west declines.

Shahrukh excels in the role of DON, while Boman is his usual great self. That guy can fit into so many roles that it ain't funny. The l;adies are there - Kareena in her brief role, is mesmerizing. Priyaka does her bit & Isha is only good for saying "Yes Darling". Arjun Rampal tries to put in the energy that he has - but it doesn't do wonders - so methinks it's going someplace else!!!

No story quips from me - go see it for yourself!!

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Another night out

Avinash, Neela, Parul and me!!
That's a fare thee well from my friends who sit with me my bay!!
We're all horns here!!! Some a couple, a few quadruple!!!

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Arrivederci Vandana!!

Ranit,Anku,Asha,Vandana & Aman.
That's Vandana, ever smiling, as she bids good bye to NIIT after a stint exceeding 5 years.
We will miss this free spirit...

So another milestone comes to pass...
Till we meet again.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

My Aunt gets younger another year

Yes it's true.
Each year - she gets younger by a year!!!
That's her in the middle with Tina(L) and Shivy(R).
Tina is my sis and Shivy is my bhabhi.

My bro poses with the stilt walker in the background!!
The cake awaits a slicing... as she makes time for a smile with Aanchal.
Husband and Wife... sharing the camera space

Monday, August 14, 2006

Thursday lunching!!!

The page 3 types arrive.... paparazzi clickin.. oh - but we're a lil media shy...
I have horns on my head :-)
The ladies in waiting - as Johann lies back!!
Food..finally it arrives
To eat or not to eat - that is the question... Actually with Aman - it's how not to eat, that's the bigger question.
Shan and DJ..all smiles...we know where they're off tom next
That was heavy - now for some system downtime.
Play it again Shan

Friday, August 04, 2006

A surprise Party

Gaurav turning 25... Niharika doing the planning..the sultry atmosphere at Aqua..the exclusive few..... flowing booze.. swimming in the pool..!!
Ok - no swimming - but we could have....!!
Gaurav gets to cut his cake. H e got to eat it too.
Sitting easy - Gaurav in the background... Thats Niharika, Tina, Piyal and me in the foreground.

The original party gang...Rika is missing this pic.

Sunday, July 30, 2006

Another Farewell

This seems to be my month for bidding adieu to those who're close to me.

Two people taught me what i know of International business, today.
That's Abhilash and Gogi. Now Abhilash is off to Zambia with his wife Sangu.
That's them below... as we gathered to say our goodbyes.

We got together at Gogis place. That's him below.

The times we had at LG truly made life great!!!

Saturday, July 29, 2006

Gaurav & Rika - off to Canada

So we bid adieu ro this lovely couple as they take strides across the oceans.
He's on to his MBA and she to do the rest :-)

Woman Power - Piyal, Rika and Tina

That's Gaurav Rika, Tina , Shamit... and me.

We hung out this one last time(for sometime at least) at TGIF.

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Preparing for the review

That's the calm before the storm....
Vandana, Dinesh & Vivek.. (and me behind the camera) .. preparing for a management review.
Still waiting for the rest of the world to join in!!

Sunday, June 25, 2006

My last award

It's been quite awhile since my last award.
Dug up the pic for old times sake - actually to raise my spirts - at what was and what now is!!

That's me receiving the Cummins trophy in 2003 for the best class presentation of my MBA batch at SIIB. It came like a bolt from the blue - and added to the novelty of the whole occassion. I always knew I loved to talk.
Sometimes it must be making sense too

Monday, May 29, 2006

Friday madness - the last lot

Ok - these are some not so MAD pics....
Just the gangs of NIIT as they formed and freaked out!!

The Musoorie foursome are back...we get together after more than a month.

Asha at the forefront. Ably supported by Anku, Ila & Karan

A sample of the members from our NIIT Publishing Studio

Navin, Allen & me... last ones off the dance floor - or so we'd like you to believe