Sunday, July 27, 2008

Wanna be frennz?!

I could click the "Add" button all day and it wouldn't change my life. Sure, it could increase the length of my Orkut friends list...but will it really increase the number of friends i have?....well THAT i seriously doubt!

So here's the thing. I'm most pleased when people write in...on orkut or facebook about the fact that they've seen some shows of mine..and they've usually liked what they've seen. THAT part, i love. What i adore more, is when someone even gives you some great constructive criticism. Usually "You talk too fast"! And then of course there's the breed that has a pattern..that I've studied now for so long..that it's painfully predictable!

step 1: They google you...figure you're on orkut. Take the trouble of writing a scrap. and promptly adding you. "Can we be freeeeeeeenz?".

Step 2: they'll be polite and send in another scrap on the lines of.... "I know you're busy ..blah blah... but i was just wondering..if you could write me a scrp

Step 3: ok by this time.. the initial politeness has gone for a long walk. What remains is ..." you're the rudest person i know. You don't even have the decency to reply to a scrap!!!"

haha! and some will even make it sound like we were married for years, before separating to go our own ways!

I've never really understood the point of being "friends" with someone on orkut in any case. You can access pictures and scraps. I haven't bothered locking my pix in any case...(the exhibitionist...that i am!). So why do people go thru such lengths to be part of a list...that really makes no difference to any one's lives!

For exactly that reason..i remember i would add just about anyone..because i said, since it makes no diff..why DECLINE any invitation...and THAT'S when the world went grey! haha, ok...that's where messages and scraps take an ugly turn...some will go to the extent of saying.. How can you not talk to me...ever.!". " you never say hi!". "i thought we were frrrrrreeeeeeeeeeenz!!!!"

So of course, now i find immense joy when i actually do find someone who i want to add on orkut. Usually an old friend...who I've lost touch with. Facebook is STRICTLY for people i know already...or for work.
The irony that these networking sites are usually to make new friends.....but that seems like too much of a task...when it all boils down to adding someone..before knowing anything about them!
In a nutshell..its like sleeping with someone...on the first date!
oh wait...but that's a good thing!
This, not nearly as pleasant!


Thursday, July 24, 2008

The Rakhi Sawant SHOWZ

Like most people, it took me a while to realise it was SHOWZ! You'd either have to be blind or too involved with making out in the back seat of a car...if you hadn't seen the hoarding of Rakhi's new show. and of course, uncle Akshay and his 13 "haseenai" are competing relentlessly to get your attention....but have to say..the deep neckline, the slap stick humor, the Rakhi effect...for me...personally is slightly more exciting.

On a strictly professional level, Rakhi and me go back a long way. I cant remember what, but for some strange reason...rakhi was up in arms against a music company for some shit. I couldn't care less. The CNN IBN entertainment reporter in me was yawning at the news, and delighted at the fact...that my channel would be most excited if i did something outrageous with her.
Of course, as the story goes......i remember...rakhi shoving her...err..assets in my face...and the channel played it up, like it was the biggest news story ever. I was only too delighted!

Now, you tell me.... if you got an invitation to come see RAKHI KE BOUNCERS sure as hell would be know...that this was about....ahem! anyway, so me and my excited self landed up at a press con, that was to mark the launch of a new show, by THAT name on a channel....and that's where i realised rakhi and me had a deeper connection...that I'd have thought. We were both tattooed! So while i promptly showed off the tattoo on my back to the camera, rakhi plopped around quickly to shove her booty straight at the lens. The fact that her tattoo was on the small of her back, just seemed incidental after it all!

and then of course there were numerous shoots. I particularly remember the april fools gag, where she slaps me and what not.....and we have a ball! thru it all, the one thing that hasn't changed is that she always starts by saying.." accha mujhe hindi mein sumjhao na!".
Well, to be honest...i'd take that any opposed to another starlet who looks great, is known for her link ups with a nankhatai..and INSISTS on talking only in english!

anyway..back to the SHOWZ. i think i expected a lot more. but i suppose rakhi is rakhi because THATS WHO SHE REALLY IS! when you're asking her to be a motor mouth and be're making her act, and lets be honest..that's not her strong point. Just let her BEEEEE on the show...and a lot more...i think...will SHOWZ!


Monday, July 21, 2008

Why be a tv host!?

Sure, I could have been a doctor... only pinning up all fours of a frog never interested me.
I could've been a lawyer, but did I really want to be the butt of all jokes?
I could've been a scientist....but really, with juuuuuuuuust about passing in maths and science...they wouldn't even lemme clean test tubes in a lab!

I decided then....I would talk!
Being a TV host is the easy part....getting people to listen to what you're saying... that's the tuffie!