Monday, July 26, 2010

First (worst) Impressions..


Making first impressions was not destined to happen in all my life. I can sharply remember one incident wherein my sister greeted a teacher ‘good morning’ after the morning assembly in school and she got greeted back with a smile…but when I passed the same corridor and greeted the same teacher, she scanned me closely, up and down, sporting raised eyebrows. This incident is a superhit among all my relatives and friends, as papa performs it in the form of  a solo skit which lasts about 20 seconds at family get-togethers, as he hyper-actively enacts the expression of the teacher, who was greeted by my sister first, and then by me.


Those were the days when there weren’t too many channels to fight over the remote. ‘Superhit Muqabla’ used to be the favorite and the only program my sister and me were allowed to watch. We enjoyed our favorite songs of those times… ‘Ruk ruk ruk’… ‘neela dupatta peela suit’ … etc and smile at each other with glee as that was the single entertainment hour in all week. However we dreaded the airing of the fiercely romantic songs ‘Tum mile…dil khile’ from the movie ‘Criminal’ and the rangeela songs (which when compared to today’s movies looks like children’s movies), as parents would still be hanging around the TV room. All the Ruk ruk and neela dupattas  happens when Papa is carefully reading the newspaper…however when he comes to the TV room for some reason or the other, “Tum Mile” comes up from nowhere and me and my sister would look like criminals ourselves. I guess this has something to do with the name of the movie.

There was this chocolate called ‘Kismi’ during my school days. I was a very loud person those days and was once casually talking to my friend about 'Kismi bar' to which a teacher who sat behind us nodded her head sarcastically. After a subsequent amount of time (which is required for me and my friend to enlighten) , I realized that 'Kismi' can also have a pessimistic alternative, ‘kiss me’ and how the teacher must have coupled that with 'bar''. Wow quite a picture :( I was in fifth standard then.

Now it was Googl’es turn. I am a programmer and often I search some sample codes and syntaxes from google. Once I had to do some very specific stuff, for which I wanted a reference. One of the many people I was reporting to was standing right behind me and staring at my monitor. Then I typed in the search string, ‘find…’ and google gave me the first option...’
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‘find single girls in Oman’.



27 comments:

  1. Looks like it is some fun talking to your papa. I wish i could see those expressions here nevertheless enjoyed imagining them.
    You are absolutely right about the Kismi bar. Even today i remember going to a shop near my house and asking the lady over there by just pointing my finger at that red colored bar, I never had to utter the name. :D

    And finally, single girls? Don’t you think there is a small bug there in the big table database? Hehehe
    Enjoyed reading this post.
    I really missed reading all your “straight from the heart” posts. As I’m back now, I’ll enjoy them all. :)

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  2. hey anita!! another hit from you again ,eh!!
    I'm J :D

    loved every bit :)

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  3. ഞാന്‍ find ടൈപ്പ് ചെയ്തപ്പോ ..
    find job
    find unix
    find exec എന്നൊക്കെയാ വന്നത് ... കൂടുതല്‍ വിശദീകരിക്കുന്നില്ല ;-)

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  4. Life is harsh!

    Kismi bar, hmmm never heard of that one before. And Google is ogling away, uh?

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  5. Asif: Nice 2 see u back! Yea its fun talking to Papa hee hee...glad u remember the red and silver kismi bar wrapper. ..:)Thanks!

    Moonlite: :-) You've always made me a hit :) Thankew.

    Praful: We will take it offline.

    RGB: :D Google sure is ogling away...wonder whether the senior thought that was the last thing I searched on google! Oh my!

    and.. Kismi bar was a nice chocolate. :)

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  6. Anu, This is one superb post ! I just cant stop laughing reading about the "Kiss Me Bar " :D And that too in 5th std, huh !? And tum mile song.. lol ,it was supposed to be one really hot song of that time .. Compared to today's Imraan Hashmi and Mallika Sherawats, it pales in comparison ! :)

    qqqqqw ( that was from advika )

    Anjana

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  7. Anjana chechiiiiiiii :) yes yes tum mile qualifies for children's genre today.
    Thanks advika, for the lovely comment! Muah!

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  8. First time on your blog & enjoyed this post.. Old memories refreshed :) ...I know that Superhit Muqabala show which used to come on DD :)
    And about that Google thing, good that you did not enter "HOW TO" (Just check the first result :D)

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  9. oh superhit muqabla was my fav too. A similar incident happened with me too. I was watching titanic, sab theek hee chal raha tha, my granny was doing pooja...then suddenly the sketching wala scene appeared on screen and granny entered the room...bas aur kya...i was banned from watching TV except Cartoon Network ;-)

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  10. Prasad: Hehe...Google is not doing what it is expected to...nor are we putting search strings the way it is supposed to...! :D
    Thanks for visiting, commenting and following!


    Gayathri: Hmm..this is very unfortunate... titanic has just these few minutes of nudity and someone comes in. How sad na. Always...always happens.

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  11. I can relate to all this... very true! I have been to your blog for the first time ..I like your way of expressing thoughts.
    I will follow ur blog.

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  12. well muqabla was my evergreeeeen!!! find single gals... now who wud hav done that :P... nice.. cyu around!

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  13. Harman: Thank You :)

    Hary: hehehe.. see u around tooo!

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  14. hehe... fond memories.. I remember the kismi bar and superhit muqabla.. poppins for 2 rupees..

    glad to see Google is continuing the trend :D

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  15. This blog will certainly tremble the blog world! Good luck!

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  16. Roshan: He he he Glad u remember 'em!

    That's all: Thank u so much!!!!

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  17. Boy as a kid i remember waiting for the rangeela song!! ;)

    n google is an absolute killer...just type "How to" in google and see the first suggestion that pops up!!

    cool post :)

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  18. LOL @ Kismi bar incident! If u notice the wrapper closely u shall see a man in black and a lady in white kissing!! Not good influence on baccha log na!!

    The tum mile thing happens wit me all the time wen watchin angrezi movies...some weird scene has to come up wen mom/dad enter the room!!

    Zabardast post!! Maaza aagaya!

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  19. Blunt: Rangeela song is good...NOT when Papa is around and with me having the most innocent daughter image !
    'How to' yea I tried that...all men and women are trying for that and nothing else I guess.:D
    Thanks, Blunt.

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  20. Shanu: ohh there is a pic like that? ohh they r trying to spoil us kids..!
    yea...can connect with the movie scenes when elderly log are roaming around the same room!

    Thanks a lot, Shanu!!!

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  21. neela dupatta peela suit is one song I danced so much too! :D

    And hey Kismi is still available,just the price has gone up from Re.1 to Rs.2, and thanks for reminding I'd get some soon!

    I don't know about the first impressions, but yes you took me back to the best days of my life! Lovely post! :)

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  22. This post has made me nostalgic...
    Super Hit Muqabla..An era of cheesy song and dance numbers in garish attires and makeup...Kisme bars and 5 star...Which I never liked much...And teachers who always preferred the older smarter sibling...Compared at every opportunity and insisted on forgetfully calling the younger sibling by the older smarter sibling's name...Sheesh! :)

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  23. Choco: hehehe...yeah...Me too was compared with my sis all the time! and called her name too!

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  25. Haha.. Nah.. I don't have a sis. But. I was compared.. To cousins.. To friends.. And my best friend in school got compared and called her smarter sis's name, all through school. Your post reminded me of her! :)

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  26. Choco: hehehe :) My sis was studious but silent... the kind which all teachers would accept as their own daughter. I was the exact opposite.

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