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Thursday, January 27, 2005


I am going to my sister's place for the weekend. Hope that all of you have a good one too.

Now it's official that no AIRTEL user in DELHI can call me (HUTCH). I did contact the HUTCH CUSTOMER CARE but they said that it's Airtel's fault and i recieved a mail from my friend in delhi and Airtel Customer Care says that it's Hutch's fault. If anyone of you has an insight on this issue, please help.

Monday, January 24, 2005

Spring Fest Chronicles

SpringFest is finally over. Did I have fun? I am not sure. I liked the show and everything but I am so addicted to few people that their absence during this period made me gloomy.

Day 2: The first call that I got in the morning was from Debjeet informing me that he has to go for “What’s the Good Word” and he won’t be able to participate in Cyber Quiz with me. Damn!! That was a loss, but anyways I went ahead with the rest of the team. We did qualify and went on to win the third prize.
When the sun went down, the green ladies came to dance with me and I didn’t turn them down. After a few waves of Smrinoff, the Tsunamis struck us. The line up for the night was Indian Ocean and Strings. I loved Indian Ocean but the crowd was more excited about Strings. Strings was good for the first half an hour but after that they started playing songs like JAANU MERI JAAN. C’mon, gimme a break!! The crowd sure liked it which was quite evident by the way they started flashing their mobile lights (yeah yeah… like the good old 70s but the lighters were replaced by mobiles)

Day 3: My quizzing team kept on changing. I had Chira (my next door neighbor) for the General Quiz. We qualified for this one too but couldn’t make any cash out of it.
This day will go down in history as the only day in SF when Handa did not take any form of intoxicants. The simple reason being I wasn’t too excited about Fine Frenzy(Fashion Parade) or Centrifuge(Dance Competition). There was also a performance by Beat Busters, a professional dance group from kolkata, which I must say, was decent enough.

Day 4: It began on a good note when Jyotisko woke me up and told me that today Saket Giri (2nd best quizzer on campus in my opinion) will be teaming up with us. As soon as I heard this, I began to feel that I was richer by a thousand bucks (that was the prize). However, thanks to Parnab Mukherjee’s antics we did not even qualify.
I came back to the hall and saw Before Sunset, which in my opinion is the most romantic movie released this year. I haven’t seen Before Sunrise but it is in on my “to watch asap” list. There was another reason because of which I liked this movie but that is a bit too personal to write on the blog.
The line-up for the evening was Orient Express, Wildfire Finals and Zero. Orient Express is by far the worst band that I have ever heard. If you don’t trust me try catching them in Someplace Else, Kolkata as they are regulars there. You may like it if you are into Latino Rock (I don’t know what the hell that means). Wildfire Finals were better than last year probably because of the large number of bands participating. However, someone please explain to me that why each and every band needs to play “Smoke on the water”. The grand finale by Zero was the high point of SF. They were good and by that I mean really really good. They did a lot of original numbers with some rock classics and set the crowd on fire.

This was the story of the Indian Woodstock and yeah…. Wish you were here.


Thursday, January 20, 2005

SF Diary : 1

Day 1 of SF was .. well.. Green and Smrinoffed. Parikrama did put up a nice show but they Makhaoed their own number "But it rained"... I have seen Parikrama so many times that it seems the same old same old to me. I dont know the name of the bassist but damn... he was in full form yesterday. My favorite part of the show was the floyd medley. However, I prefer Parikrama to Indian Ocean because they play bands like ACDC, Hendrix, Floyd and all that jazz. I will post about Indian Ocean and Strings tomorrow as they will be the flavour tonight. I am still suffering from hangover and I just don't know what the hell i am writing.

Quizzy people can go here.

Special requests to Delhites:: If anyone of you has an airtel connection, please give me a call. One of my close friends claims that he cannot call/SMS me because of his shitty Airtel connection. I just want to confirm his claims. If you(dear friend) are reading this, I am sorry. Please leave a comment in this regard.

Last Post's Winner: Zephyr

Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Return Of Mr. Biswas

Pradosh Biswas was a member of my team till last year before he joined IIM C. He is coming for the Spring Fest (20th -- 23rd Jan) and I am damn happy about it. Finally, I have a decent team and do hope to qualify for the finals. Pradosh says that he has been out of touch for quite some time but well... he is still much better than most of the people here. So, here is my team
Debjeet Sen (Funda Man.. the junior)
Prados Biswas (Mr. Ex)
Jyotisko Sinha (Bengali)
Please suggest a good team name.

And yeah, I have a mobile now. So, if anyone of you is visiting Kharagpur during the fest, do give me a call. My number is 09732550059.

I will try to publish SF Chronicles daily but I dont think I will have the time or the energy to do that. But still... I'll try.

Last Post's Answer: Hotmail
Last Post's Winner: CoolCat
Today's Question: What was the initial logo of Reebok?

Thursday, January 13, 2005

100 Questions : I am bored Redux


1. Full name: ravi handa( wasnt that simple!)
2. Nickname: hands, handz, handooz, handooza
3.Eyes: Black
4. Height: 5'7"
5. Hair: Black
6. Siblings: 1 elder (by ten years) sister
7. Do u like to sing in the shower? shower?? wht the hell is tht
8. Do u like to sing in the toilet? naah.. i smoke
9. Birthday: Aug.17th
10. Sign:Leo
12. Sex: Male
13. Righty or lefty: Righty
14. What do you want in a relationship most? Sex
15. Have you ever cheated and if so did you mean to and will you do it
again? Yeah, many many times
16. What pets do u have? right now 2... over the years.. many
17. Do you have a car? Well.. when i go home, i get one (genrally the smaller one) :(
18. What kinda car do you have/want? Black trans-am circa 1970 rather any model frm 66 to 74
21.TV show: Sopranos
19. Movie: Fight Club
22.Actor: Al Pacino
23: Actress: Monica Belluci
25. Food: Chiccccccccccccccckkkkkkkkkkeeeeeeeeeeennnnnn
26. Number: 8
27. Cartoon: Dilbert
28. Disney Character: Uncle Scrooge
29.Colour: BLACK... paint everything BLACK

30. Do you plan on having children: yups
31. Do you want to get married: yups
32.How old do you wanna be when you have your first child: mid thirties
33. How old do you wanna be when your married: not before 30
34. Would you have kids before marriage: well, may be if i m lucky ;)
36. Do you have a b/f or g/f (who): yeah...
37. Do you have a crush on sum1(who): Manyyyyyyyyyy

38. Music/TV: Music
39.Guys/Girls: gals
40. Green/Blue: blue
41. Pink/Purple: YUCK to both
42. Summer/Winter: Winter
47.What school do you go to? BVB's Vidyashram
48.Have you ever taken drugs? What do you think????
49.What's a major turn on for you? Public display of affection ;)
50. Most blonde moment: This particular moment is very high on the charts.
51.Best person: Charles Manson
Nicest: Charles Manson
Funniest: Charles Manson
Happiest: Charles Manson
Strangest: Charles Manson
Most caring: Charles Manson
Tallest: hard one... dont remember
Smartest: Charles Manson
Best personality: Charles Manson
52.Which 4 people do you trust and are open with the most? Me, I, Myself, well me again... bcos i m runnin out of choices
54.Is it right to flirt if you have a bf/gf? NO
55.What was the last thing you cried over or got teary about: As Good As It Gets, the "better man" scene
56.What's something about guys/girls you don't get? How can good looking gals get any work done with so many ppl lookin at them
57.Are you happy? Nopes
58. Why? Do you need a reason to be sad?
59. What's an object you can't live without? Chicken
60. Love or lust: Lust
61. Silver or gold: Silver
62. Diamond or pearl: Pearl
63. Sunset or sunrise: Sunset
64. Have you ever gone skinny-dipping: Yes... when i was 4 :D
65. Do you sleep with stuffed animals: YUCK.. get a life..
66. Do you have any piercing: Want to get one
68.What song are u listening to right now? Thick as a brick -- Jethro Tull
69.The last 4 digits of your phone number: 0059
70.Where would you want to go on your honeymoon? Italy... some old obscure city of italy to be precise with brick roads and old houses.
71.Who do u want to spend the rest of your life with? I dont want to live
72. What's the first thing you notice about the opposite sex? How dumb she is when she opens her mouth
74.What makes you happy? nothing.. well, when ppl try to figure out why i am sad
75. What's the next CDs you're gonna get? Desire by Jagjit Singh
76. Do u wear contacts or glasses? None
77. What's the best advice given to you? "Never give a fuck about wht ppl tell you"
78. Have you ever won any special awards? Many
79.What are your future goals? To own a record store or a library
80.Worst sickness you ever had? Chicken pox
81. Do you like Funny or Scary movies better? Whichever has a better soundtrack... funny movies with good soundtrack -- Almost Famous, scary -- Evil Dead
82. On the phone or in person? In Person more substance
83. Hugs or kisses? BOTH :D
84. What song seems to reflect you the most? Born To Be Wild -- steppenwolf
85. If you died tomorrow who would you leave everything you own to? I dont own anything
86. Do u have any enemies? Naah... even if they are there... they dont bother me so i dont kno
87.Who would you like to meet? Janis Joplin / Charles Manson
88. Would you rather be rich or famous? Famous
89. What time is it in Albania now? Its time to make love ;)
90. Have you ever been in love? Hell yeah... like 14.38 times everydays
91. Have you met Santa? haan.. Santa singh was the name of my dudduwalla
92. If E.T. knocked on your door holding up a peace sign and asked you to
use your phone, what would you do? Start to paint him and pass it off as an original picasso ;)
93. Last time you talked to a person that you like: I dont remember
95.What's your email address? ravihanda@gmail.com
96.Last time you were depressed? this very second
97.Are you an alcoholic? How bout once a week... categorise it urself
98.Who sent this to you? Coolcat
99.What do you think of this/these person(s): I dont think of her.
100. Do u want your friends to write back? Hell no!! they got better things to do... dont they..

Sunday, January 09, 2005

I am bored...

I am so bored that i don't like quizzing these days...
I am so bored that i don't want to attend the Drama competition... (Gone are the days when i used to participate)
I am so bored that i don't chat with TT for hours.
I am so bored that i don't spend nights talking to Dreamcatcher.
I am so bored that i am watching an average of 4 movies a week... (Used to be atleast 10)
I am so bored that i am listening to Jagjit Singh's Hope over and over again...
I am so bored that i don't take novels to classroom anymore...
I am so bored that i havent read a single book in the past 3 weeks... (Stuck with Metamorphosis. A book which many people have told me is the highest in Impact / Volume ratio.)
I am so bored that i don't even like blogging anymore...
I am so bored that i don't know why i am writing this post...

Yesterday's Answer: Aishwarya Rai
Yesterday's Winner: Beatrice
Today's Question: Jack Smith along with a colleague started which emailing service?

Thursday, January 06, 2005

Busy Bee

I am slightly busy these days and the lack of internet facilities is also a factor in my not being online these days. I won't be able to POST as frequently as I used to however, a question a post shall continue as it is.

Yesterday's Answer: A celebrity (Roosevelt) was used the first time and only time by Oglivy.
Yesterday's Winner: Abhinav
Today's Question: Give me one name that connects O Henry, Rabindra Nath Tagore and SAnjay Leela Bhansali.

Tuesday, January 04, 2005

White Room

In the white room with black curtains near the station.
Blackroof country, no gold pavements, tired starlings.
Silver horses ran down moonbeams in your dark eyes.
Dawnlight smiles on you leaving, my contentment.

I’ll wait in this place where the sun never shines;
Wait in this place where the shadows run from themselves.

You said no strings could secure you at the station.
Platform ticket, restless diesels, goodbye windows.
I walked into such a sad time at the station.
As I walked out, felt my own need just beginning.

I’ll wait in the queue when the trains come back;
Lie with you where the shadows run from themselves.

At the party she was kindness in the hard crowd.
Consolation for the old wound now forgotten.
Yellow tigers crouched in jungles in her dark eyes.
She’s just dressing, goodbye windows, tired starlings.

I’ll sleep in this place with the lonely crowd;
Lie in the dark where the shadows run from themselves.

Previous Post's Answer: Jan 1, since all race horses have birthdays of Jan 1.
Previous Post's Winner: Shakuni
Today's Question: What was special about David Ogilvy's ad for Good Luck Margarine?