Thursday, January 26

MLIF: Where the F stand for Filmy

We say, "It happens only in movies" but what we forget is movies are inspired from real life - Myself ;)
Pre-Script: Excuse my shift in language from British to American to Nigger to Hindi to Drool. My heart is typing through my fingers!

This happened with me. Ok, please don't put this anywhere on my facebook because if he finds out- I am screwed :P But then, my heart says I should put it out because that's what we bloggers do, we share our feelings and especially now because my heart is feeling all warm :P

Yesterday: Epic Day. Just assume that I'm doing a very important work right now and where I am doing my "important work" He goes there. Climbing them stairs with my friend, I glanced back and there was He. I smiled, my heart skipped a beat (so obvious), I went up for a split second, did what I had to do and when I got back down (hardly 10 seconds) he was gone. Then when we reached the end of the stairs, I sneakily looked at him & boy was busy chatting with friends, I smiled and went ahead.

Then fate happened, I had to go where he was and I greeted him with my heart in my mouth (now you can imagine what kind of voice came out) and then I did my another split-second work and before going, looked at him and my boy winked like:

I was /shock so I went like:

I'm pretty sure I smiled like:

But my heart went like:

Later when I went to doing my work, I was all:


This is so not helpful, Tera Honey Laga Hoon from Ajab Prem.. is playing right now.

Back to the story,

You know how they show in movies that everything goes into slow motion and then there's a lot of hair flying and people looking at you but you only see the one person, you love?


Einstein was right about Time Dilation. How time does in fact become slow and fast sometimes.

The time between me going where he was standing, saying barely audible 'hi', doing my business, looking back at him and then giving my grin, it was as if we were running 1 second = 5 seconds slowly. The Crush's female colleagues saw the 100 Watt light on my face and I'm concerned if they'll tell him. You know us girls are breaking bubbles all the time, "ayyy... she likes you!!!!"

I've been thinking about his so humble incident and I can't tell you how happy I feel. He mustn't even know but it's okay, blog :) One Day.

Anyway, while I blush to death, you guys have a beautiful Republic Day and start asking people out for Valentines.. :)

Love you,
Curry /bye

Wednesday, January 18


One moment ago, I changed the title of this post from "What A Woman Does For A Man" to just "Women" because doing things for men is just our second nature.

We all know women were suppressed in the past, if you've watched/ read The DaVinci Code, Robert Langdon gives you the pre-1800s version of it too. How women are treated in various corners of India and the world, let's just not talk about it right now.

If you must wonder, what led me to writing a post about 'my kind', the answer would be one trip to the Beauty Parlor. Unisex or Ladies, Beauty Parlors 90% of the strength is ladies. I had gone there a few days ago, you know, business purposes :P I had to wait for about an hour before it was my turn and I did what a blogger does- observe.

Every woman there was animated talking about one thing in different forms - MEN. Their sentences started from, "My husband is coming home...", "My boyfriend said that...", "I have a date with this boy..." They were getting waxed, doing their eyebrows, becoming hairless, getting 'whitening' treatment and a billion other things. Why? They wanted to look beautiful.

I am all for looking gorgeous, what I found hurtful was they were doing it to be appealing to someone else. Especially a MAN.

Women do so friggin much for a guy. Turn on your TV and look at ads! Mostly ads are about a girl who wants a guy then she uses Fair & Lovely and the boy goes, /shocked. Oh, the anti-ageing ads. The girls picture doesn't make the front cover because she looks old. Then she uses the anti-ageing cream and voila! Cover Page AND over that 30-something boys' magazine! Another one is where one woman is getting 'radiance' for her husband.

Why is there so much pressure on a woman to look good is beyond me. Boys don't make abs for girls, they make it to show their 6-packs to other boys :P No, for reals :P

Now that I'm planning on entering the Ad World, I promise I'll try to break this vicious mindset that everyone has about 'Women looking pretty & young all the time'

To all girls, all I'm trying to put across is, not always but sometimes- do things for yourself too :) as obnoxious as this sounds, "coz you're amaziiinggg JUUSSTT TTHHEEE WAAAY YOOUU AAREEE!!!!"

(Confession: I'm just staring at Bruno's lips in this.. I mean..)

Until I write more,
Curry /bye

Wednesday, January 11

Turn Your House Into a Club in 10 Minutes! 100% Guarantee!

Do YOU want to be a Dude?!

Do YOU have what it takes to be Cool?!

Do YOU Want to be the King/ Queen of Clubs?!

Are YOU ready to make your house into a DanceFloor?!

You Will Need: 
  • Music Player
  • Speakers, Space.

Story First: The Best Friend, her good friends and I had gone to one of those places where they have a restaurant and a dance floor together (Lounge, do they call it?) and mainly we'd gone there just to dance. To be honest, the DJ was very mediocre. He played Sheila, Munni, Chikni Chameli and Jalebi Bai so many times I thought I probably was in one of the places that were banned by the Government in early 2000. A few days ago the Best Friend had said, "You know Kari, we should be DJs" and I said to myself, "Why Not?" She's right. We have more fun dancing at our humble Sleepovers.

Presenting, our favorite club hits that will turn your bedroom, living room, kitchen, terrace, rooftop, tabletop (wherever you can manage to turn the music up and dance) into a superb club! 

Leave the mouth of your friends' hanging and be the DUDE of the party! Learn the lyrics and they shall worship you ;)

KARIMA's 2011 CLUB HITS (In No Particular Order)
  • Rain Over Me - Pitbull ft. Marc Anthony

  • Tonight (Give Me Everything) - Pitbull ft. Na-Yo, Neyo

  • Tu Mera Hero (Subah Honey Na De) - Desi Boyz

  • Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5
            • Currently my Ringtone ;)

  • Rabiosa - Shakira

  • Chammak Challo - Ra.One (AKON)

  • Alexandra Stan - Mr. Saxobeat
  • Alexandra Stan - Crazy

  • Criminal - Ra.One (AKON)

  • Lady Gaga - Judas

  • Lady Gaga - Bad Romance


  • Ishq Risk (Remix)- Meri Brother Ki Dulhan

  • Lady Gaga - Telephone

  • Rupee - Tempted to Touch

  • Jennifer Lopez -  On The Floor

  • LMFAO - Party Rock Anthem

  • LMFAO - I'm Sexy and I Know It

  • Shakira - Loca (English)

Other Hindi ones you guys must already know, I hope. These are my favs, as I've said!

Now go, download these and DO tell me if you use this list and if it pays off! If you get the 'DUUUUDEEE!!!!!' respect, there is no person happier than me. Now go and SHAKE-THAT-ASS.

Till I remember more songs,
Curry! /bye

Monday, January 9

I love it, I hate it.

This is about my relationship with a vehicle. One that I lovingly call my own but does not belong to me. It's tracks are as dense as the diverse population in Mumbai and birds-eye view of it makes resembles out body's Nervous System.

Between 8:00 to 9:30 am as I stand on a platform, waiting for a Churchgate fast, I pray to God. I know how it feels for athletes who participate in various competition when the gun fires and they have to start their sport. Infact ever regular Mumbaikar knows that feeling. We go through that twice a day when we board a train. So many things in one short minute:

  • Impatience when the announcer says, "The train arriving on platform no. 2 is a fast local to Churchgate..."
  • Hope when your probably standing in the second line and you have chances of getting a place to stand
  • Persistence when the train stops and you struggle to hold the rod and climb
  • Victory when you finally find place to plant your two feet
  • Patience when you couldn't get in and you wait for the next train to come
  • Focus when you miss 3 trains in a row and you don't give up. You wait for the next one and give this one your best ability to climb

When 26/7 floods and 26/11 attacks happened, everyone asked "How are you Mumbaikars so composed about it? How do you return to your lives so fast" I've been thinking about this and I've come to the conclusion that we are born strong and travelling in Locals condition us. You must think I'm a lunatic but think about the feelings I mentioned just above: Hope, Persistence, Patience, Victory, Focus isn't that what you need to move on in life? 

Travelling everyday since the past 3 years and spending 2 hours in the train, I've learnt so much. Mumbai 

  • Locals teach us to 'hang on' incase you were the last one to get in and you're standing on the edge,
  • That it's okay to lean on people and ask for help when you feel like you're falling
  • If you miss a train, it's okay. There is one more behind this one and will take you where you want to go. You only have to wait a few minutes.
  • Sometimes people will push you and call you names but you have to only increase the volume in your headphones and wait till your stop comes. Probably they will get down at Andheri or will leave you alone when they see you're not interested.

When there was this show, 'Ladies Special' on Sony. I was excited to watch it but it was such a downer, I stopped watching it after the 3rd episode.

As for me, Western Railway and I share a love-hate relationship. When I'm late to college, there's always a Andheri Slow (My college is at Bandra, that's 3 stations away), trains are immensely crowded or the trains run at Snail's Pace. I love it when the trains are empty, it's going really fast and I'm hanging near the door as the cool breeze is brushing my hair. I feel like in a Music Video and oh, I love the people. They think I'm a crazy chick and leave me alone.

Mumbai Locals are what make Mumbai what it is. If your ready to listen, it has lessons and stories to tell too. Will you give it a chance?

Till I see you next time,
Karima /bye

Sunday, January 1

Resolution 2012!

This is pretty much how I am right now :P I read my Jan 1, 2011 blogpost and the last words read "I am confused" which was the exact thing I felt today, confused.


What do I make of it? It's been a year and I've learnt so much and I've changed, blah blah blah. Conclusion? I am still confused. This is where I am supposed to say "What the hell!' and I'm supposed to be mad at myself  but I'm not mad. Only disappointed that emotionally I'm where I was last year. Confusion is hardly a feeling but then it's still something I need to wipe off my path to Actualization.

Anyway, I've never made my resolutions public. One reason I never got them crossed off my list? Perhaps. So here they are!


1) Finish all my stories but mainly focus on 2: Project 2010 and Project 2011

2) Rock Climb

3) Offer all 5 prayers everyday

4) Read Qur'an at least 3 times a week.

5) Learn a new song every month

6) Finish reading all Novels I started reading in 2011

7) Go for a run or some kind of workout everyday /sweat be like this :D

9) Blog more. This is a very sexy way of practicing the art of writing.

10) Maintain a diary:

In case I die in the 2012 Apocalypse , I'd like people to know all that I kept in my heart. The only good thing from this will be the love of my life will finally know! /blush and then even if he says no, /wahaha I'm already dead 

11) Have a BMI of 20.2 and body fat percentage of 18%

12) Cook all that I want to eat. 

Seriously. Google is a friggin' Cookbook!

13) Don't care much. /dignose

* * *

I will make a new post and cross out the list as I go on. I'd love to cross of number 11 and there will be a big celebratory rant about it! Diet Cokes to everyone who reads those :P

Till I cross out,
Karima /bye