Saturday, July 26, 2008

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Before you make worse judgments about the title, lemme tell it's a TAG!

Was tagged just today by pR@tz, and being a boring day at work coz of the weekend i decided to oblige him then and there(another reason being me not blogging so much of late).

So here goes nothing!

1. LAST MOVIE YOU SAW IN A THEATER: Dasavatharam. Well what to say if you really want a good review of how BAD the movie was goto Hari Vishnu's This POST.

2. WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING: The Kiterunner, by Khaled Hosseini. A wonderful book about a person's emotions. Usually i classify such things as crap, but this book changed my view about this genre.

3. FAVORITE BOARD GAME: If 28 Qualifies as a board game then YES! Else, am sorry am not Vishwanathan Anand to make a living out of CHESS!

4. FAVORITE SOUND: The wroooooom of the motor powering the massive 9000 m3/sec pump just outside my office. Well not fav, but hearing a noise for 8 months straight can make you love it.

5. WORST FEELING IN THE WORLD: When my girlfriend ditched me(happened a lot of times)

6. WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU THINK OF WHEN YOU WAKE: Gwad, it's so early. I usually wake up @ 6 45 AM on general shift days and on sunday's i wake up at 4 30 AM, so that i make it to the mockcat in Bhubaneshwar on time. I must be the most dedicated CAT applicant this year! :)

7. FAVORITE FAST FOOD PLACE. Sorry no Pizza corner's or Barista's in Paradeep. I love the food made at a place called Mariner's Inn @ The Golden Anchor hotel over here.

8. FUTURE CHILD’S NAME. I'd have to think about marriage first, kid's have a long long time to materialise.

9. FINISH THIS STATEMENT.”IF I HAD A LOT OF MONEY I’D...Do the 8 things i'd wanna do before i die in the list in the last tag.

10. DO YOU DRIVE FAST? Superfast, as per what my dad says, I've taken a CBZ to 125 KMPH back home. But here i seldom get a bike in my hand so can't say i STILL drive fast! But then these posts are testament to that.

Now since i've got a blog with more than one post dedicated to my fast driving, i'd call myself a fast driver.

11. DO YOU SLEEP WITH A STUFFED ANIMAL? : No. I used to hug my pillow when i slept in home.

12. WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST CAR? Yet to buy a car with my own money. The first car i drove was a Maruti Zen(old model).

13. FAVORITE DRINK : Vodka with a twist of lime in it. (Recent favorite)

14. FINISH THIS STATEMENT, “IF I HAD THE TIME I WOULD… have gone to gym, read books, written blogs, browsed, meditate, gone out with my girl(if she wished)”

15. DO YOU EAT THE STEMS ON BROCCOLI?: What is Broccoli? I don't think AAM AADMI in India gets this vegetable @ his home. If you're talking about cabbage, NO i don't like the stem's in it.

16. IF YOU COULD DYE YOUR HAIR ANY COLOR, WHAT WOULD BE YOUR CHOICE? : Blond. I've always loved the description of Hot Hero's with the BLOND hair, though i think it wouldn't suit my skin tone.

17. NAME ALL THE DIFFERENT CITIES/TOWNS YOU HAVE LIVED IN. : Trivandrum, Bhuj(though i don't rem since i was 1 yr old then), Chennai(When it was Madras), Bareilly, Thiruvananthapuram, Paradeep.

18. FAVORITE SPORTS TO WATCH.: Formula one, Football, Cricket, beach volleyball(ladies only), Hockey(post Chak De India!)

19. ONE NICE THING ABOUT THE PERSON WHO SENT THIS TO YOU. : Matching wavelengths, I didn’t had to edit this post much. DITTO!

20. WHAT’S UNDER YOUR BED? : Some Debonair and Playboy magazines i bought while i was in Delhi. YES you got it right, am a Bachelor living in a HOSTEL.

21. WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE BORN AS YOURSELF AGAIN? Definitely! But with less flab and more dedication to all things i choose to do!

22. MORNING PERSON, OR NIGHT OWL? Night Owl. Definitely.

23. FAVORITE PLACE TO RELAX? Beach front's. I've always loved sitting in beach's listening to the crashing waves! Don't know why!

24. Of all The People You Tagged This To, Who’s Most Likely To Respond First?: Hari Vishnu i guess!

I am tagging Viajero, Mathew, Hari Vishnu, Abhijith,

Friday, July 11, 2008


Lt Sukumar died on December 16th, 2006; the 35th anniversary of Vijay Divas, India's victory over Pakistan in the 1971 war. But strangely he didn't die in a war; he didn't die of a bullet in the chest from a ravaging army, he couldn't even see the face of the man who shot him. He got shot first in the shoulder and as he tried to balance himself he was shot again; this time on his hip and he fell on the ground, face down. Then he had one more shot on his back. He wasn't dead; he just lay there bleeding to his death, for 8 more hours.

Unlike what many people say and most of the world believes, he didn't have his entire life flash in front of his eyes, he didn't even see the faces of his parents, who brought him to the world. All he could see was his unfulfilled wishes. He saw the face of his unknown wife, two smiling kids happily hugging him when he got home one vacation.

He'd never gone to anyone's country and claim that it's his, he never went on a shooting spree on innocent civilians, even though he's an ace shooter himself. He came from an ordirnary family, with quite a normal lifestyle, only he had an extra ordirnary ambition; be an officer in the Indian Army. That was what drove him to be a sainik school student, and then go onto become an officer through NDA and IMA. He had cleared the NDA exam in his first attempt and being a Sainik School student he didn't have any trouble clearing the tough SSB interviews and tasks.

He then got into the NDA and spent the best period of his life. Even though at times the training got more and more rigorous, he always believed in the untold motto of any officer; "Anything that doesn't Kill you makes you STRONG". So he went onto the IMA and then joined the Famous GRENADIERS REGIMENT. After getting into this regiment he was put into service in Jammu & Kashmir for counter-insurgency operations, like many of his brethren.

It was during one such operation where he was on the hunt for 5 terrorists who'd taken over a house and were holding 3 people hostage, that he got killed. He was leading a group of 10 men and being a young soldier with hot blood in his body he went charging ahead, forgetting the dangers, that's when the shots came into his direction, leaving him wounded and halting his charge into the enemy's den.

He died December 16th, 2006, leaving behind lot of unfulfilled dreams and aspirations..................