Sunday, 26 July, 2009

Epic Fail

Excerpts from the worst interviews I have ever given. Be prepared. Also, I suck.

Can I have my resume back after this?

1. At a newspaper
Post vying for: Reporter

Interviewer (I): {laughing} Why have you written you are a non-smoker and teetolaer in your resume?
Me (M): {thinking up something funny} Uhh...cause I won't waste my time smoking and drinking and be more productive?
I: {laughing hysterically} This is hilarious. I think I'm gonna use this in my story on bad resumes.

2. At a radio station
Post vying for: RJ

I: So go on. Speak for two minutes on Mumbai.
M: {incoherent, awful two minutes later} So I'm done?
I: Yup. Thanks.
M: I was bad, wasn't I?
I: Yes.

3. At another newspaer
Post vying for: Reporter

I: Your resume looks good. I don't have anything to ask you.
M: Uhh..ok?
I: Anything you'd like to ask me?
M: Uhh yeah. What is my salary going to be like?

4. At an entertainment channel
Post vying for: Production

I: So, why do you want to do this?
M: You know, I don't really know. I'm trying to find my calling.
I: {laughing} What if this job isn't your calling?
M: Umm.. {nervous laughter. Awkward silence}

5. At another newspaper
Post vying for: Reporter

I: So tell me about yourself.
M: I'm a very average person. Never was good in studies.
I: Um. Ok.

6. At a web content place
Post vying for: Content developer

I: Your resume is very interesting. Looks like you have had some experience with camera work.
M: {rambles for 15 minutes on the nuances of camera work}
I: {yawning} You really want to do this job?

Last but not the least. Be ready for this one.

7. At a news channel
Post vying for: Reporter

I: So, do you watch the news?
M: Nope.

Epic, epic fail.

Is there anyone else with similar experiences?

Monday, 20 July, 2009

How you doin'?

Hello comrades!

My last post was about a week ago, and I could not update since, cause I threw my back out. Isn't that a funny term though? Threw my back out. I wish I could literally do that! Anyway, I was strapped to the bed, and just could not get out for a long time. I knew I had to post something, creative juices flowing and all. Sheesh.

So I went for an x-ray yesterday. And it was the worst experience of my life. I'm not kidding you! I felt so violated!!! First I had to strip down to the bare minimum, and wear this horrendous, ugly, used-by-a-billion-people gown. If I was a little larger than what I am now, I would not have been able to fit in it. The gown reached just above my knees. It was so awkward, pathetic, even. I felt like crying while the x-ray technician (who was, of course, a man) prodded me like I'm a sheep to get me into the correct position. Horrible, just horrible. The report will come out today, so finger's crossed.

I have been given these painkillers by the doctor that are making me so woozy! I have to take them thrice a day, so I am literally sleeping all the time. I wake up so light-headed, almost like I'm drunk. It's freaking me out, and it's not doing much for the pain either! So I've stopped taking them. I'd rather be in pain than be dizzy all the time!

Ok enough about my woes. I'm totally addicted to twitter now! Anyone else on twitter? Give me your id, would love to check that out. I'm at Follow me, if you like! :)

I was watching 'The Pursuit of Happyness' yesterday for the billionth time. There is this line in the movie that has touched me deeply. Here it is:

"Lord don't move that mountain.
But give me strength to climb it."

I was so moved, I started crying. I've been doing that a lot lately! I blame the painkillers!

Oh is anyone else watching True Blood on HBO? I love it!!! It's sexay! And vampires! Drool! :K (these are my fangs!)

Ok that's all I can offer from my side. What's up with yours? How you doin'?

Sunday, 12 July, 2009

Don't Really Know


Today, I want to share something with you. Here is a part from my favorite book - The Twits by Roald Dahl.
"If a person has ugly thoughts, it begins to show on the face. And when that person has ugly thoughts every day, every week, every year, the face gets uglier and uglier until it gets so ugly you can hardly bear to look at it.

A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly. You can have a wonky nose and a crooked mouth and a double chin and stick-out teeth, but if you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovey."

I have been feeling really ugly for the past few days now. I did some things I am not too proud of, and I've hurt a lot of people. Most importantly you. I know we're cool and all that, but I just can't help feeling bad.

I don't know what to say now. I feel depressed. I just want to be alone for sometime. Need to sort out my life.

Bye for now.

Tuesday, 7 July, 2009

Tsk Tsk

Microsoft still can't tell the difference.

Click on the image for a better view!

Wednesday, 1 July, 2009

Hala Mala Mukashi

Oye Oye..oye oye..oye ooh owaaa

I'm sick and tired of hearing how Australia is such a racist country. Think about it people. If a country whose ancestors were British convicts wont be racist, then who will?

Ok now to all mah Indian home dawgs. Let me give you a wake-up call. India is the most racist, sexist, religion-ist(?) country ever. You want proof? Go switch on your television/head to the nearest multiplex, and watch a Bollywood movie. Let me illustrate this point with a few examples.

In Bollywood movies, if you are:

A. Black:
1. You will have an afro.
2. You will wear a ridiculous bull ring around your nostrils.
3. You will almost always emerge from a jungle wearing leopard skin and carrying primitive weapons.
4. You will not know how to speak in English. You will either make monkey sounds (oye oye..oye ohh owaaa) or some unkown language like "Hala Mala Mukashi"
5. If you are a woman, you will almost always be fat, will have an afro, and will be referred to as "kaali saandh" (black bull)
6. You will mostly have a janatorial job, and will try to get fresh with the heroine of the movie, unsuccesfully.
Exception to the case: The black man in the movie 'Fashion' who actually got to sleep with Priyanka Chopra. Score!!

B. White:
1. You will always be blond.
2. You will always be in a group of 2-3.
3. Whenever you encounter a girl (i.e. our virginal beauty of the movie) you will always say your favorite dialogue "Yeah baby, come here."
4. You're always drinking whiskey.
5. You will try to get with our heroine, but her screams of "bachaooooo!" will ring in our hero's ears. And trust me, you don't want to mess with them. One man army, after all!
6. In any business meeting, there will be about 6 of you, and even if the protagonist is speaking in Hindi, you will nod your heads appreciatively, like you understand everything.
7. If you're a woman, you're almost always a prostitue and you will writh around our hero in ecstasy.
Exception to the case: The white man alongside Aamir Khan in 'Mangal Pandey'. Dude he mud wrestled! :O

C. East Asian:
1. You will all wear kimonos.
2. You will all have extra squinty eyes.
3. You will bow in respect incessantly.
4. You will have ridiculously long and wispy eyebrows and a goatee.
5. You will all be experts in judo/karate/taekwondo.
6. When you enter the scene, there will be a loud 'gong' sound.
Exceptions to the case: The east asian who played the baddie in 'Chandni Chowk to China'. He had none of these qualities! Total badass. Also the guy who played Deepika's dad in the movie...He spoke Hindi! :O

D. South Indian:
1. You will all be dressed in crisp half-sleeved white shirts and a white lungi.
2. You will always begin your dialogues with "Aaiyoo!"
3. You will have copious amounts of chandan on your forehead.
4. You will have typical South Indian music playing whenever you enter the scene.
5. You will constantly shake your head like a bobble head doll.
6. You will, of course, be dark skinned.
7. If you are a woman, you will wear only kanjivaram, and wear long mogra garlands on your hair.

E. North Indian:
1. You will have a thick Punjabi accent, and if you're a Sardar, your dialogues will begin with "Oye!"
2. Your dialogues will end with "Oye" too. "Oye Kuljeet Oye!"
3. You will always be attending some/will have a lavish wedding.
4. Your surnames will always be Kapoor, Oberoi or Sharma.
5. You will be the richest person around, and wont touch anything that isn't Hilfiger or Calvin Klien.
6. You will be the whitest person in the movie. Even whiter than the white girls who dance behind you in a zillion songs.
7. You don't live in India. It's either America or Australia.
Exception to the case: Shah Rukh Khan, who has played Raj in almost all his movies. He isn't white.

F. East Indian:
1. You will have thick oiled hair, parted in the middle.
2. You will wear thick bottle glasses.
3. You will wear a white kurta with a white lungi, which is almost always falling down.
4. You will always be chewing paan.
5. Your dialogues will always begin with "Oodi baba!"
6. You will be exceptionally stupid and brain dead.

G. Indian Christian:
1. Your name will always be Mary or Albert/Michael. Surname? Pinto/Gonsalves.
2. Men will always wear shorts and a Hawaiin shirt. They will always have a bottle of beer/desi daru with them.
3. Women will wear ridiculously ugly dresses, and will constantly say "Oh Jesus!"
4. You can't speak Hindi at all. "Hum tumhare waste pray karega. Tumko feekar karne ka zaroorat nahi hai." You will also end all your dialogues with "Man"..."What man?!"
5. They're always ready for a party.
6. Christian women are the easiest target for lusty males, after all, they have such loose morals.
7. Christian women are almost always pregnant.

To be continued...

P.S. This post is not meant to offend any person. Only the idiots who make such movies and create such stereotypes!