Saturday, February 16, 2008

An epic love story, i am not talking about Jodhaa-Akbar, but about the Hip Hopper. Warning: a bit suggestive!!

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Babbar Sher (edited)

I always listen to FM radio when I'm driving. Babbar Sher is one program which makes me increase the volume. A sampling of the corny couplets on air:

Samundar ke kinare baithe hain
Kabhi to leher bhi aayegi
Taqdeer ab badle ya na badle
Par chappal to dhul jaayegi

Another one -

Suna hai ishq mein
logon ki neend ud jaati hai
Kaash koi humse bhi ishq kare
Aajkal kambakht neend badi aati hai

And another -

Darakht ke paimaane mein
Furqat se chilman-e-husn ka sharmaana
Iska matlab samajh aaye
To humein bhi samjhaana

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Is it just me or is something wrong?

I ambled into a shoes store at the Vasant Lok shopping complex in Delhi today. The sign outside screamed - flat 40% off! and I thought this was as good a time as any to replace my trusty worn out Reeboks.

Inside I had a tough time, because:
  • most of the shoes were large and clunky, boasting of various exotic things like air-max, dmx, shockx and allied technologies
  • they were all quite ugly looking
  • the prices were astounding! nothing less than 6 grand - after the 40% off, it came to around 4 grand
  • there seemed to be very little variety, if at all
  • the shoes said 'Made in Thailand' and I recall that in Bangkok, the same shoes were available for close to a thousand bucks not too long ago

I walked out thinking that this particular shop must be in a last ditch desperate attempt to make its monthly rental by fleecing clueless people like me. I then walked into another store - and then another - and another - and the same situation persisted!

Is it me, or has something changed in the last couple of years. Six k for a pair of ugly sport shoes??

PS - Discouraged and disheartened, I succumbed and bought a pair similar to my old pair. The financial damage has me reeling...