Sunday, February 20, 2011

Family away from home

Posted by Varun | Sunday, February 20, 2011 | Category: , | 11 comments

As the day nears for my roommate to fly back to India, I have started feeling restless instead of feeling happy for him for getting out of the 7 star Jail. Am I feeling jealous that he is getting to India before me or will I miss him here!? I guess it’s both.

Roomies (I don't really like this word but since it sounds cool, I have used it) are one's backbone and family away from home. If you have ever had a bad experience with one, I feel sorry for you but then I am not talking about it here. This blog is like its author. Always positive :)

They are there to share happiness, they are there to share your dreams, they are there to hear your stories, they have seen you crib, they have seen you laugh, they have seen your anger, they have been guinea pigs for your cooking experiments, they are someone who have seen you in all moods and are there for you all the time.

They come in all shapes and sizes, all colour, caste and creed but nothing matters. At the end of the day, they are family! I am someone who did not want to get out of home for anything till I finished my college. Had I got a job in Mandya or Bangalore as soon as I finished my Engineering, I would have missed something big in life. I was always confident that I would survive anywhere in the world but got a chance to experience it only when I got out of home in 2005 and what an experience it has been!

As I am typing this out, every friend I have ever shared a room / apartment with is just walking across my eyes. This post goes out to all my awesome roommates. It will be incomplete if I do not mention their names. It will be one long list though :). I will not bore my lovely readers with their introductions but will surely mention one or two traits I love about them the most. This doesn't meant they don't have other traits :D. If you manage to relate it to your personal experiences or roommates, I would think I have done a good job in keeping you occupied :-).

Ashok Poojary -  First ever room mate and a caring one at that :)

Sushanth - Kannada speaking room mate in Mumbai. What more can you expect!? Free spirit...

Purnendu Shandilya - Giant with a heart of gold :). Ready for anything anytime of the day!

Akshat Jain - Spontaneous, Passionate, Playstation Partner

Vikas Anand - Studious types

Chandan Kumar - One of the Best Friends I will ever find :)

Adityavir Tyagi - Good cook, Prankster

Alok Jain - Butt of all jokes and not so typical Jain ;)

Vikas Dhankar - On phone all the time with his Jaanu.

Siddartha Mohanty - Super Prankster, Movie Partner,

Vikram Dev - Sensible, Extremely hard working.

Abhijeet Shetty - Someone who hated to be tied down in Office, Home sick!

Bibhupada Dash - Aloof, Good at heart!

Shamendra Ekka - Explorer, Adventure Freak!

Harsh Gandhi - Khabri (He actually knew where Osama was hiding too. Pity that Bush never asked). Lovely human being.

Maneesh Shanbhag – Mr. Dependable, Personal Photographer in UK :)

Ankur Badani - Industrious

Mohit Gandhi - Rolu Polu, Someone who loves to follow rules everywhere

Sandeep Bharadwaj - Typical Jatt if you know what I mean and an extrovert. Can make friends in minutes :)

Kamal Prasad - Lively, Have a lot in common, Great Company

Love you all and miss you!!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Weekend Movie Mania

Posted by Varun | Sunday, February 13, 2011 | Category: , | 8 comments

I am high!! Totally high on movies I managed to watch this weekend and before my eyes drag me to my bed, I thought I should post the reviews. Some are old, some are new. Some are comedy, some are action. It was a cocktail of movies that took to me to a different world altogether. All the movies can be enjoyed at home on a DVD or you know where you can download them ;)...  Links below the movie names will take you to IMDB and Wikipedia websites for more information.

Courtesy: Google Image Search

The Mummy

I have watched this movie a thousand times (Okay I'm exaggerating) and still watch it whenever it is on TV. I like both The Mummy and Mummy returns. Never tried to watch the third part as it did not have the complete cast and crew of the first two movies.

3.5 out of 5

The Hangover

Timeless classic I would say. Manages to tickle the funny bone whenever I watch it. Awesome.

4.5 out of 5 


Out and out Bruce Willis movie. Mindless Action but well made I would say.

3 out of 5

The Town

Loved the movie. It is a movie a about a small town called Charlestown and about Bank robbers.Ben Afleck has not only acted well but also directed it really well

4 out of 5 

Scott Pilgrim Vs The World

Geeky. A total geek movie. A guy to win his girl has to battle her seven evil exes :) in Mortal Kombat style. People who've played console and PC games at least once in their lives will be able to relate to the movie. If not, don't even think about watching it.

3 out of 5


Beautifully told story of a young 11 year old Boy who lives with his granny, a younger brother a goat and few cousins in a farm house. Fun fact about the movie is it the highest grossing New Zealand film of all time.

4 out of 5 ( 4 only because it is just a 90 min movie)

My best friend's girl's_Girl_(2008_film)

Romatic Comedy. Has its moments. But then thats it. One time watch only if it is on TV and you have nothing else to do.

2.5 out of 5  

Ghost Writer

Awesome! A tale of a ghost writer (Ewan McGregor) who gets himself entagled in political conspiracy when he decides to ghost write the memoirs of an Ex British Prime Minister played by Pierce Brosnan.

4 out of 5

Since it is 14th of February, I would like to take this opportunity to wish Saint Valentine a very happy birthday and wish a very happy Valentine's day to all my loved ones!

Lots of love,

Friday, February 4, 2011

A handwritten blog post :)

Posted by Varun | Friday, February 4, 2011 | Category: , | 37 comments

This is something I have always wanted to do. Post a handwritten blog post. In case the written font is not too clear you can click on the picture to enlarge and read. Hope you enjoy it.