image008Smita and Vishesh awarded me the Butterfly award and the Cup. Thank you so much guys!!! I really have to make a new page for my awards section before my sidebar exceeds the distance between the Earth and the moon. I am supposed to pass this award to  bloggers I like. So, I would like this opportunity to pass this award to Nita, Liju Philip, Amreekan DesiPr3rna and Trailblazer

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image014I am officially closing the Salsa Diaries Category. I have attended the first few classes with enthusiasm but then this new work came along and I got really busy. We are creating a new website for our client which is supposed to go live in January, so loads of work and no time for Salsa. I was really doing great. 🙁

 

image009I was also busy with photo shoot and release of my new album. I had such a great time recording it and it was really sweet of Paris to come and release it in front of the press. Also I would like to thank Madonna for being a part of the video shoot and for singing a song with me. The female models were great during the promotional photo shoots but I am a little unhappy about my pictures in the exhibition. I didn’t like the red ones. Here is a sneak peek.  photofunia_a97cc5

 Here is Paris unfolding my new album in front of the media

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Madonna grooving to my new song – “You gave me wings at the wrong place”

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A model at the promotional photo shoot for the new album. The designers of the dress had such a harrowing time as it kept on unhooking. It was quite fragile.

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The promotional Exhibition in New York

image007I always knew that our directors copy Hollywood movies and our Music directors copy Korean songs blatantly but can we at least make original movie posters? 

detaalicloserAt least they could have changed the positions of the males and females OR AM I ASKING FOR TOO MUCH? Never mind! 😐

image013So, Congress won again in Delhi!!! Well, I think the simple logic is that if the people have to choose between a government “who is incapable of fighting terrorism and is elemental in the development of the area” AND the one “who is incapable of fighting terrorism”, then they would definitely choose the former. Its another story that the “development” is happening because of the Commonwealth Games and both the parties are equally bad at handling terrorism. 

image016I am having this feeling that I am turning into a major success as an Agony Uncle. Many of my friends turn to me whenever they have problems in their love life. I sit and listen to them very very patiently and give some sound advise, which thankfully has not backfired till date. One of my friend even took my advice about whether he should go ahead and have sex with this girl he met a few months back. Ok, that’s not the full story. The girl was about to get married to someone else and just wanted to “have” my friend once before she got married to the other guy. I don’t remember the last time I moved my head from right to left to right so vigorously. My friend who was ready to take the plunge under the stress of testosterone was somehow rescued by Yours truly. And………………………………………….I just now realised that he reads my blog. 

image001I am completely in love…….with this song. There is something very suave and romantic about it. (the video is not that great and it would be good if you don’t see the message which comes at the end of the video. I have been laughing ever since I saw it)

 

Dimage011o you believe in signs? Sometimes such strange things happen which do not make sense at all. A few days back, mom was coming back from the market and she took a rickshaw. After she got down and paid the rickshaw puller, he returned back the balance. This is what he gave her – 

img_2290img_2289Now last I remember, the Britishers left in 1947 and my mom gave him 10 Rs while he returned back 85 Rs(=1 Pound). Does that make sense? Is this some sort of a sign for me? Am I going visit the Queen’s land?

With this incredibly positive thought, I will end this post.

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About the Author:

Amit Sharma is the Author of fiction novel False Ceilings published by Lifi Publications in January 2016.
Amit always keeps a book and a portable reading light in his bag (much to the amusement of his fellow travellers). His other hobbies include watching world cinema, travelling, staring at hills, digging into various cuisines, cooking, listening to music, painting, blogging, making his daughter laugh and helping his wife with her unnecessary and prolonged shopping.
He is currently working on his Second novel which is a thriller.

45 Comments

  1. Priyank December 9, 2008 at 10:26 pm - Reply

    Hey Amit!
    hmmm… masala post. Congrats for the award. If you don’t go to the Queen’s Land soon, the sign could mean that you will have a queen ruling over you completely. Either that or be a coin collector. Loved Paris unfolding your album… LOL. I should invent a ‘blog that made me roflmao today’ award 😛

  2. amreekandesi December 9, 2008 at 10:49 pm - Reply

    Wow…an award! Thanks Amit.

    This calls for an acceptance speech. So here goes.

    I would like to thank my friends and family, and all the great bloggers that i have come to know in recent times, for their support and cooperation.
    This award is yours! I dedicate this award to all my millions of fans out there. Cheers!

  3. Trailblazer December 9, 2008 at 10:51 pm - Reply

    Thanks for the award, Amit.

    Awesome post by the way. Cant stop laughing. Lucky you to directly feel the Western heat.

    And the poster – can it get any worse for our film industry??

  4. Vijaya Bharat December 9, 2008 at 11:09 pm - Reply

    Really nice post man. U r not telling me any thing. I came to know about ur chance from Atipriya. This is very bad 🙁 U R such a revolutionist and given such type of advice to ur friend 😉 Any way its good on your part 🙂

  5. Vijaya Bharat December 9, 2008 at 11:11 pm - Reply

    Forgot to mention, r u dreaming a lot now a days 😉 Ur imagination is working at a high peak i suppose 😉

  6. lallopallo December 10, 2008 at 12:00 am - Reply

    “The girl was about to get married to someone else and just wanted to “have” my friend once before she got married to the other guy”

    I want to meet this girl man. 😉

  7. piyela December 10, 2008 at 1:31 am - Reply

    “I want to meet this girl man”

    me too…. as well as the guy…. to kick their arses

  8. sulz December 10, 2008 at 3:34 am - Reply

    hey you stole my model! she was doing my lips in this post.

  9. Atipriya December 10, 2008 at 4:35 am - Reply

    Congratulations for your awards 🙂
    Interesting “POST”. I enjoyed reading it and its cool that you already have the currency to go abroad, you seem to be very lucky that a rickshaw waala funded you 😀
    Remembered something while writing this comment, so thats in double quotes… hehehe 🙂

  10. rambodoc December 10, 2008 at 7:01 am - Reply

    Brilliant post, Amit! Really enjoyed this one!

  11. scorpria December 10, 2008 at 9:29 am - Reply

    Top notch! Loved this one!

    And the poster…someboy save Bollywood!

  12. Nikhil December 10, 2008 at 10:25 am - Reply

    Congrats! 🙂
    You’re closing the Chronicles of Salsa!? 😀
    Hehe! And yeah, the frikkin movie industry should be sued by someone once and for all! 😀

  13. Nita December 10, 2008 at 10:48 am - Reply

    Loved this “masala” post as Priyank put it! 🙂 I liked the way you put across random thoughts in an interesting, readable manner.
    Congrats for the award and thanks for passing it on to me…and yeah you better have a separate awards page soon or there will be too much clutter on your table!
    And I’ve given such coins to a rickshawallah once! 🙂

  14. Smita December 10, 2008 at 10:55 am - Reply

    lol…u know what? I had read it as ‘Masala Chai’ 😀 typical of me….

    But yes the song has some charm in it, something hauntingly beautiful.

    And lol at that poster, seriously our people are sometimes too too much. The sad part is despite copying they don’t make the movie properly.

    You have quit Salsa classes??? Here I am dying to join some but yahan aas paas kucch hai nahin & u had the opportunity & u have quit????

  15. xylene December 10, 2008 at 12:05 pm - Reply

    http://www.keralatips.org/2008/11/05/twenty20-twenty-twenty-movie-released-today/

    Check this out a new malayalam movie poster. The background seems to be ripped out of ‘I am Legend”

    😀

  16. Chirag December 10, 2008 at 12:40 pm - Reply

    Congrats on the award. Bollywood is gone to the Dogs 🙂

  17. Arpit December 10, 2008 at 2:12 pm - Reply

    oh that was some good dose of hoopla…….releasing your album….dont forget do send me a copy! 😆
    and the fashion song it actually lifts my mood ….had my exam today and was listening to this song..just great
    hey dont close salsa diaries …..i thought you had write more

    and finally congrats for the award 😛 ( should have been the first thing to say)

  18. vishesh December 10, 2008 at 5:29 pm - Reply

    lol 😛

  19. sakhi December 10, 2008 at 5:40 pm - Reply

    Awesome post! Loved your snaps, here, there … everywhere, Agony Uncle!!

    Whether you are going to the queen’s country or not but keep those coins for a few more years and they would give you handsome reward (in-case they are genuine!!)

  20. Amit December 10, 2008 at 10:48 pm - Reply

    @Priyank : Thanks. Coin collector? Now how pessimistic can one get? 😛

    @Amreekandesi : My pleasure! And that was not the shortest acceptance speech, so I won’t be able to give you the secret Mercedes for the shortest acceptance speech award. 😛

    @Trailblazer : Pleasure! 🙂 I am glad that you liked it. And the poster! Yeah! I saw “Closer” some time back and I really liked its poster. When I saw “De Taali’s” poster, I instantly recognised that it was a copy.

    @Vijaya Bharat : OH that! Lets not talk about it. Let it happen first. 🙂 And I am not dreaming. The proof is in front of your eyes!

    @Lallopallo, @Piyela : She is happily(I hope) married to someone and my friend has a steady girlfriend now. The worst is behind us. Let’s not even think about meeting this girl!

    @Sulz : No! I paid her! 😛

    @Atipriya : Thankyou! Ab to aadat si ho gai hai! 😛 Currency to mil gai hai, ticket milna zyada zaroori hai. Haalat waise hi kharab hain! 🙁

    @Rambodoc : Thanks. 🙂 I am glad. 🙂

    @Scorpria : Thanks. 🙂 Well, some-boys are there who are trying to save it! 😛

    @Nikhil : Thanks. And yeah! Closing Salsa diaries. No time to attend the classes. 🙁

  21. Amit December 10, 2008 at 10:49 pm - Reply

    @Nita : Thanks and my pleasure! And you gave such a coin to a rickshaw puller? Maybe this is your coin which somehow came to me. How weird will that be? 🙂

    @Smita : Yeah! Typical! 😛 I have not gathered enough courage to watch the movie. I don’t think its a copy because everyone is smiling while in the original one, everyone is serious! What a logic! 🙂
    Yes, I had to quit. I was not getting enough time in office to attend them. Too much work. 🙁

    @Xylene : Yes, it is!! 🙂

    @Chirag : Thanks. 🙂 Well, not entirly. We generally churn out 3 sensible movies in a year. 🙂

    @Arpit : Yes, all blogger friends get a free copy. 🙂 Yes, that song still gives me goosebumps.
    Salsa Diaries have to go. I have stopped attending the classes. 🙁
    and thanks. 🙂

    @Vishesh : 🙂

    @Sakhi : Thanks. 🙂 I just hope that Paris and Madonna don’t slap a lawsuit on me. 🙂 The coin seems to be genuine but how did that guy came to have one is quite surprising!

  22. Shefaly December 11, 2008 at 3:27 am - Reply

    Amit

    The other day I saw a man trying to give a woman at a patisserie a 5p which was an American dime. She kept returning it to him saying Sir this isn’t British money. Finally for fear I will miss the train, I said give him the coffee, I will cover him. People don’t check their change – that is what happens. 🙂

    Also have you noticed how similar to a Rs 5 coin the £1 coin is? Unrelatedly did you know vending machines are calibrated for a country’s currency by dimensions of notes and coins?

    That model is Gisele Bundchen, formerly GF to Leonardo di Caprio. 😉

    And that poster copy is shameless indeed. But then what is left to be said of the films themselves?

    You remember Fido? Somehow I read this post and he kept popping in my head.

    This was a total kahin-ki-eent-kahin-ka-roda post and so is my comment I guess. Random is good.

  23. Preeti December 11, 2008 at 9:38 am - Reply

    Oh God!! I can’t stop laughing…
    U’ve got a knack of weaving ur random thoughts(also) into such an interesting post… Awesome.

    And yes, u do need to make a seperate page for your awards. I am sure there would be many more coming your way!!!

  24. Nimmy December 11, 2008 at 11:18 am - Reply

    🙂

    May your dreams about Madonna and Paris becoming brand ambassdors of your album ,come true soon..lol…

    At least they could have changed the positions of the males and females OR AM I ASKING FOR TOO MUCH? Never mind!

    ROFL…Nevermind..Hota hai,afterall,its our bollywood 🙂

    Finally,lets hope that you’re gonna have a trip to queen’s land,maybe on an assignment or like,as soon as possible 🙂

  25. manushi December 11, 2008 at 12:03 pm - Reply

    congratulations for the awards!…amazing post and even more awesome header!!…i see some sooper photoshopping skills here 😉

  26. Kiran December 11, 2008 at 1:43 pm - Reply

    Congrats on the awards 🙂 Indeed you would have to create a page to hold all these wonderful collection of awards. You have great writing skills. Different stories interspersing and it all makes sense, with great pictures 😀

    Nothing much to say about the movie poster. I guess it’s true that a poster speaks louder than words 😉

  27. Su December 11, 2008 at 3:40 pm - Reply

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  28. Su December 11, 2008 at 3:40 pm - Reply

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  29. Amit December 11, 2008 at 11:34 pm - Reply

    @Shefaly : When I took the coin in my hand, it took some time to register that it wasn’t a 5 rupee coin. They are so similar.
    Yes, I knew that about vending machines but in India this Vending machine culture has not caught up too well, except for listening songs at Cafe Coffee Day. 🙂
    And, of course Gisele told me that! What happened between her and Leo was quite sad. 😉
    Prey, why was Fido popping up in your mind? Errr…I can’t see any connection. 😐
    Yes, random is good sometimes. Its Cathartic. 😀

    @Preeti : Thank you! thank you! 🙂 Yes, I will be doing that this weekend!

    @Nimmy : Amen to everything!! 😀

    @Manushi : Thanks a lot and Welcome!!! 🙂
    Its photoshopped, but not by me. I shamelessly picked it up from the net. 🙂

    @Kiran : Thanks for all the praise. 🙂
    And I am sure there will be many posters like this one. I guess, I am going to develop “finding such posters” as my hobby! 🙂

    @Su : Thank you. *gulp* Just saw that!! Will do. 🙂

  30. Vijaya Bharat December 12, 2008 at 12:13 am - Reply

    Yeah ! Proof is before my eyes but is it ur creation or not ? Just tell me that 😉

  31. Shefaly December 12, 2008 at 3:45 am - Reply

    Amit

    Think about it. Random is good. Normal is boring. Now you see the Fido connection?

  32. Gauri December 12, 2008 at 10:24 pm - Reply

    Congratulations for winning all those awards!! Interesting post. I agree with Priyank, one of the two is soon going to happen to you!!

  33. Priya December 13, 2008 at 3:33 pm - Reply

    Paris Hilton! ROFL!!
    ….

    Monica: Hey Hon, could you help me get the plates down?

    Chandler: Yeah. Hey, here’s an idea, why don’t we use our wedding china

    today?

    Monica: No, I think we should save our china for something really special.

    Like if the Queen of England comes over.

    Chandler: Honey, she keeps canceling on us, take the hint.

    Monica: What if something gets broken, they’re so expensive.

    Chandler: What is the point of having them if we never use them?

    Monica: Ok, but if something gets broken, and then the Queen comes over..

    Chandler: I will explain it to her.

    Monica: Oh yeah, like I’m going to let you talk to the queen.
    ……

    😀

  34. A December 13, 2008 at 4:00 pm - Reply

    Masala Chat with indian girls and boys…ha ha…and that on top of Kangana’s downcast face…he he…came out so amusing lol.

    And dude u shud’ve put up a more ‘hunk’-ish pic of urs on Madonna’s Tee… 🙂 Was good anyways 🙂

  35. Amit December 13, 2008 at 8:12 pm - Reply

    @Vijaya Bharat : Keep guessing!

    @Shefaly : Ahhhhhh!!!!

    @Gauri : Thanks. 🙂 And I want the first option!

    @Priya : Why ROLF? She is cute!! 😛 Hmm..I know where you are going. I am going to Dinner with Paris next week. Maybe I’ll call you to take her autograph. 😛

    @A : Hmmm…thanks! 🙂 You mean Semi-nude pic? 😛

  36. Nita December 14, 2008 at 3:33 pm - Reply

    I’ve put up this award on the my awards page but haven’t yet announced it on my blog as I will probably do it next week, alongwith some nominations.

  37. wasshappening December 15, 2008 at 3:27 pm - Reply

    one hellova crazy post!liked the pics and every inch of the other things!
    Congrats for winning 10 awards!!!

  38. Amit December 15, 2008 at 8:52 pm - Reply

    @Nita : Okie. 🙂

    @wasshappening : Thanks. Glad that you liked it. 🙂

  39. pr3rna December 18, 2008 at 11:59 am - Reply

    Thanks for the award Amit. Excellent post!

  40. Amit December 20, 2008 at 8:38 pm - Reply

    @Pr3rna : Thanks. 🙂

  41. Psych Babbler December 21, 2008 at 2:09 pm - Reply

    Nice blog. Re the Bollywood copying posters — it’s not a new thing. I remember years ago, the poster for Akele Hum Akele Tum starring Aamir Khan and Manisha Koirala was the same as Sleepless in Seattle — the two of them standing in each corner, arms crossed and looking above, and the kid in the middle.

  42. Amit December 21, 2008 at 10:53 pm - Reply

    Thanks and Welcome. Yes, you are right. Today also, I saw a Ghajini poster similar to that of the Incredible Hulk!!

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  44. Reema December 25, 2008 at 10:12 pm - Reply

    Congrats on the award….the photofunia snaps are good 😉

  45. Amit December 25, 2008 at 10:38 pm - Reply

    @Reema : Thank you and congratulations to you too for all the awards! 🙂

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