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5 minutes of me

November 2, 2009
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marley and me

the scene in question below, from "marley and me"

the movie, marley and me. about  the relationship of a dog with a man and his family. john grogan (owen wilson) worked for quite some time as a columnist at a florida daily. he then shifted to philadelphia as a reporter. he finds himself returning home one night to see his wife jenny (jennifer aniston) going through his columns from the florida stint. she said:

 

even on the crappiest days, when the kids are driving me nuts, laundry’s not done and a hundred other things are wrong, i always know i have this. 5 minutes of you.

sometimes they are sad, sometimes they are really funny; silly or whatever. but they’re all you. in those 5 minutes, you make me feel better.

that john was me, is me. but that jenny, who was her, has remained a certain past only. it’s no longer her. because she had decided not to be like jenny and was not happy with the 5 minutes of me on my blog where she used to read between the lines, love each word and savor the meaning behind those crooked words i used. she wanted more. and i couldn’t give her that back then.

this blog was the “5 minutes of you” for her. just that time fooled each one of us.

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Nine Marketing Concepts for the Quirky

September 21, 2009

In one of the M. Com classes, a professor was explaining marketing concepts to the students:

1. You see a gorgeous girl at a party. You go up to her and say: “I am very rich. Marry me!” – That’s Direct Marketing.

2. You’re at a party with a bunch of friends and see a gorgeous girl. One of your friends goes up to her and pointing at you says: “He’s very rich. Marry him.” – That’s Advertising.

3. You see a gorgeous girl at a party. You go up to her and get her telephone number. The next day, you call and say: “Hi, I’m very rich. Marry me.” – That’s Telemarketing.

4. You’re at a party and see gorgeous girl. You get up and straighten your tie, you walk up to her and pour her a drink, you open the door (of the car) for her, pick up her bag after she drops it, offer her ride and then say: “By the way, I’m rich. Will you Marry Me?” – That’s Public Relations.

5. You’re at a party and see gorgeous girl. She walks up to you and says: “You are very rich! Can you marry me?” – That’s Brand Recognition.

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if you’re being paid, why take free?

July 9, 2009

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Sometimes e-mail forwards are so f***ing true and perfect. Felt it was something to be shared with you people. Etch it, I say, young entrepreneurs!

Do not buy new what you can buy used,

Do not buy used what you can lease,

Do not lease what you can borrow,

Do not borrow what you can barter,

Do not barter what you can beg,

Do not beg what you can scavenge,

Do not scavenge what you can get free,

Do not take for free what some one can pay you for!

emails of lingering hope

July 5, 2009
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A good friend was trying to cheer me up recently when I was going through a low by forwarding me a few emails from her inbox. Thanks Swadha, for being there at 4 am. [And thanks to the ISP for the hassle-free connection. Also another thanks to the countless people behind these chain mails. 😛 ]

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What it takes to love a Man.

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a toast to my dad- happy father’s day

June 20, 2009
Dad, if you’re reading this- Happy Father’s Day.
This post today is dedicated to my dad on the occasion of the above mentioned day.
Thanks dad, along with mom, for bringing me into this world. I wish I could go back in time and see the happiness on your face when I was born. And I hope I still bring the same joy to you even today.
Do forgive me for the mischievousness’ and naughtiness’ this kid brought along, but it’s all because of the way you brought me up, I am what I am. Till date I don’t know why, but you’re still my idol. And I repeat, I seriously don’t know why.
When I heard for the first time and now when I recall the stories about your childhood, teens and when you became a doctor and tried your hand at learning and speaking English, they were funny in a manner but there was spark behind all of them, which ignited in me too slowly without me ever knowing it.
People have innumerable times have said- Sahil is so similar to Shamim. And every time I heard that, be it in respect to whatever, it felt nice.
You’ve silently stood by my side. So silent that even a leaf wouldn’t rustle. And when time came, you’ve been the delighted breeze.
Weirdly I always fall short of words for those whom I love a lot. All I want to say at the end is-
I love you, Dad. And I hope I am just as respected by near and dear ones as you are when I am of your age.

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Dad, if you’re reading this- Happy Father’s Day.

This post today is dedicated to my dad on the occasion of the above mentioned day.

Thanks dad, along with mom, for bringing me into this world. I wish I could go back in time and see the happiness on your face when I was born. And I hope I still bring the same joy to you even today.

Do forgive me for the mischievousness’ and naughtiness’ this kid brought along, but it’s all because of the way you brought me up, I am what I am. Till date I don’t know why, but you’re still my idol. And I repeat, I seriously don’t know why.

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been a nice month so far

June 10, 2009

june has been good to me so far [would be safe enough to include may end also]. a symbiosis design student who just finished her 2nd year applied for an internship at thetossedsalad.com but due to her skill set she ended up working under for my design firm which i thought of registering then. so with that, i am down to 2 startups now: TheTossedSalad.com and ThreeNovember Designs.

i am close to registering both the ventures as a sole prop for now. i already have a client deal fixed. a few more are in line and have to convert them into final deals. pune, hyderabad and US are the current sources. a big web consultancy from pune has approached us to take outsourced projects from them. and when i say big, i mean BIG.

certain organizations looking forward to promoting entrepreneurship among students have approached me to help them in this cause they believe i connect with the community far better than themselves. i see scope of some personal branding and shameless marketing for my magazine.

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move along move along

May 24, 2009
Go ahead as you waste your days with thinking
When you fall everyone stands
Another day and you’ve had your fill of sinking
With the life held in your
Hands are shaking cold
These hands are meant to hold
Speak to me, when all you got to keep is strong
Move along, move along like I know you do
And even when your hope is gone
Move along, move along just to make it through
Move along
Move along
So a day when you’ve lost yourself completely
Could be a night when your life ends
Such a heart that will lead you to deceiving
All the pain held in your
Hands are shaking cold
Your hands are mine to hold
Speak to me, when all you got to keep is strong
Move along, move along like I know you do
And even when your hope is gone
Move along, move along just to make it through
Move along
(Go on, go on, go on, go on)
When everything is wrong, we move along
(Go on, go on, go on, go on)
When everything is wrong, we move along
Along, along, along
When all you got to keep is strong
Move along, move along like I know you do
And even when your hope is gone
Move along, move along just to make it through
[x3]
(Go on, go on, go on, go on)
Right back what is wrong
We move along
[fade out]

these are the lyrics to move along by all american rejects & pretty much wraps up what i am these days. aint it sweet when you find the right song describing you? read on mates. 🙂

all american rejects "move along" album cover

all american rejects "move along" album cover

Go ahead as you waste your days with thinking

When you fall everyone stands

Another day and you’ve had your fill of sinking

With the life held in your

Hands are shaking cold

These hands are meant to hold

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