The Intelligence Concept


“Let’s go to mall…..” exclaimed my cousin Sam jumping up from the Divan he was lazing on "And do what, just browse the new products and come back empty handed!!” I replied
“Not exactly, we could buy a packet of Act 2 popcorn” he said
“That’s what we always do to save face….” I replied a little loud.

It was Sunday evening and I had nothing else to do, so just like teenagers (who are not teenagers anymore) we were watching reruns of Baywatch Hawaii. And frankly I was getting tired of the ‘only-girls no-story’ thing
I threw my glance around and found the newspaper lying beside me; I picked it up and saw an AD

The whole AD was in bright yellow with some little black words thrown in
“Why did god even make a color like yellow.. Uh…It’s above me” said EVIL M “Pun intended”.
I ignored the comment and took a closer look at the AD
It was from a clothes showroom named F square. The offer was

Sell your old clothes to us. Jeans for 400, T-shirts for 100, Shirts for 150’ conditions apply
I ignored the very very small fine print named conditions apply and thought

Hey that’s not a bad deal, I have some old jeans which I don’t wear, and a couple of very bright green T-shirts which I could give away “Don’t remind of those T shirts, they are like radium tombstones on a moonless night, why in god’s name did you even buy them?” asked EVIL M.
“Because I thought, at least that might attract girls” I replied
“They got attracted all right… to other boys” he replied laughing.
I got up from the divan to take a look into my closet and it was not a pretty sight.

Let me give you a description of my closet. I have 2 compartments where I keep my clothes, and they have everything, Besides Clothes there are socks, belts, caps, sweaters, baniyan’s and god knows what.
I mean there’s everything stuffed into those two compartments without any mercy (Don’t worry, I have separate place for my shoes ;)) When one sees it, they get the impression like each piece of garment is hugging another, just so that it doesn’t fall out of the closet.
In simple words it’s a typical guy’s closet. I searched for the old clothes and took them out. I looked at the Green T’s, one is a bearable color, when I took the other one out EVIL M said “Where are those sunglasses, Its hurting my eyes”
I looked at the Brand new Levi’s T shirt which I had worn only once, bought some 2 years back. It was good but it had 2 problems

One. It was extremely bright
Two. It was extremely short.

“Try it on once” said EVIL M. I tried it on and the T stopped just above my belly. Sam’s mobile just rang with its ringtone of the song ‘Belly Dancer’.
“Purrfect” purred EVIL M “Shake that ass now….” He laughed and sang along with the song.

I took out the shirt and then took a count of how many old clothes I had at that moment.
4 pairs of jeans and 2 shirts, I told the offer to my T.A bhabi and she searched my Bhai Riz’s closet and found a pair of jeans and a shirt, which she added to my collection.

Sam looked at me and said “Let’s be thoughtful for a minute here, we don’t know what the conditions of this offer are, you wanna take all these clothes at once?”
I was shell shocked when he said that, a guy who comes running to me wearing underwear, and exposing bellies, telling me to be ‘thoughtful’. That was like saying a blonde had won a noble prize.

But digesting that ‘thought’ I replied “Why not, we can sell these and get new ones from there itself, It would save a heck load of money, and I heard they have international brands such as Mark Taylor, Lacoste and all, It’s gonna be fun”.
“You have no idea how much….” replied EVIL M smiling a wicked smile
I knew I had to think at those thoughts of M but the offer was too good, so I went with my ‘better’ thoughts. Sam looking at the clothes bundle said “At least put those in your college bag”
“Why?” I asked
“Because it would be easy to carry, and there would be no embarrassment involved if the offer involves paying money” he replied
Point. I thought and packed all the clothes into the bag and pulled it over my shoulders, it was like pulling up a fat kid who had just eaten a hearty lunch. “Man this is heavy” I said.
“Ha ha you have no idea how heavy its gonna become” replied EVIL M smiling again

We got on a bus and reached the place, on the way I said “I also wanna buy an I-pod, so after this we will go to KT Street and get it OK”
“Yeah sure” he said

We went into the showroom, “First ask about the conditions, only then start opening your Potli (Bundle)” he had informed me while on the bus.

I browsed some T-shirts while Sam did the same, I then slowly walked to the sales guy and said “I saw the AD in the newspaper about the offer in your shop, can you tell me if there are any conditions towards it?”
“Yes sir, there is only one condition, for the amount of old clothes that you bring to us, you have to buy clothes costing 5 times more than that” he replied with a smile
“‘Service’ with a smile just got a whole new meaning” replied EVIL M “And oh yeah… pun intended, My own kinda pun of coursehe said and started laughing.

I mentally calculated the price of my old clothes. 5 jeans amounting 2000 rupees, with a 2 T’s of hundred each and a shirt of 150, roughly making up to 2500 rupees. I was shocked, so shocked that there was release of adrenaline in my body, I calculated again, so that means I have to buy clothes worth 10 thousand rupees.(Stingy guy-10thousand bucks, you do the math ;))

EVIL M started laughing again, and it was just the start. I smiled at the sales guy and tuned towards Sam. He looked at my face and knew everything in a second, as he saw the monkey like fake smile on my face.(All this time, I was carrying the heavy bag mind you)
We talked and Sam asked “You got 10 thousand bucks…….”
“Only if you sell my kidney at a discount…..” I snapped
“Let’s get out then” he replied. I started browsing the T-shirts again and then amped my voice so that the sales guy could hear me, and said to Sam “These are all the same colors I have at home, you want anything?”
He shook his head; I asked the cliqued-customer-question to the sales guy “When will the new stock arrive?”
He gave the same cliqued-sales guy-answer “After 2 days”
We saw the opportunity and slipped out slowly.

I heard a laugh, it started out slow and then filled my whole head. It was EVIL M
He was laughing so hard I thought my brain would blow out. The monstrous weight of the bag on my shoulders and his laughing made for a deadly combination, and from the corner of my eye I even saw Sam laughing.
“It’s better than your belly dancing episode” I said.
“Yeah right” he replied laughing again.
We walked some more “At least carry this bag for some time” I pleaded with Sam
“Your ‘offer’, your weight. You wouldn’t have let me touch those new clothes if you had got them, Carry it yourself” he ordered.
I said “Atleast lets go search for the I-pod”, he agreed and we went I-pod hunting and that’s where the real trouble started.

I wanted a 2 GB I-pod costing no more than 1500 bucks and I specifically wanted a branded one, in specific it was a Sony or a Transcend.(Dream boy dream you would say, But hear me out ;))

We started searching at an electronic shop junction named KT Street which was a kilometer away from F square. We searched in more than 20 shops and in every shop the price range was 1900, but my friend had got one for 1500, so I dint wanna pay more.

We searched and searched to no avail, even a dealer of transcend electronics said “If you find a 2 GB model for less than 1500, order a hundred for me will you?”. I moved out of the shop smiling an embarrassed smile.
I was carrying that bag all this time and my shoulders hurt like hell, EVIL M and Sam were laughing in unison, I thought, ‘are these guys connected through some telepathic non sense?’, more laughter.

I was cursing myself, and then I remembered something, couple of weeks earlier I had gone to a computer dealer where my friend had a brought a new computer. When I had asked the dealer for the price of a Transcend I-pod, he had said “It’s 1500”
I asked EVIL M “Now you’re telling me this….”
“What fun would it be, if I had said that to you earlier” he replied laughing

I pulled Sam and told him about the shop and we started walking, it was some 1 and half kilometers away. In the heat of the night (its summer remember) and with no water in sight, I was sweating, sweating like a pig. I begged again to Sam to carry the bag and he rejected me outright.

We walked and finally reached the place, I enquired about the I-pod and the guy said “The price has gone up”
“How much?” I said
“A hundred bucks” he replied. I agreed, he went into the supply room and when he got back he said “Sorry, No stock.

All that walking, all that carrying, all that searching leading to this I thought, EVIL M and Sam were laughing like monkeys gone wild, I slowly came out of the store and started walking towards the bus stand.
“Man I haven’t had so much fun, since the last time when that girl kicked you in the shin when you were in 5th standard” said EVIL M laughing.

I was still sweating; Sam said he would be going to a friend’s house and left me. I got on the bus and as the cold air washed through my face. I just had one thought. “Don’t ever try to be cheap, it’s gonna cost you more than you think.” And I have stopped being cheap. (No pun intended ;)) and so I have been feasting on 6 rupees cup ice cream thrice in a week now, not daily because I am not that rich ;).
And now I take a couple of minutes to seriously think whenever EVIL M says “Trust me….It will be so much fun…”.

Till next time.... Have fun guys ;)

The Tag Monster

Hey guys, 2 weeks later, and the dude is back… hope you liked my story on the other blog (I just saw 3 comments though) anyways…… that’s for another day…. This week there will be no blabbering about how the week went by. I will just be talking about your favorite topic. ME ;)

Remya tagged me, and it’s been a year almost(9 months is a year rgt? :P) since I took a tag. And I kinda like the challenge this tag posed, so I took it up. Have fun

50 random things about me.

1: I am the sweetest (my mom and dad and my girl will vouch for that :))
2: I am an awesome bathroom singer (My brothers will vouch for that :))
3: Music is the one thing I am most addicted to.
4: If I have a headache, I listen to some heavy metal songs and it goes away. :)
5: I don’t drink any beverages, Tea, coffee, milk, beer, bournvita, horlicks. No nothing
6: If I drink tea I get a headache :P
7: I wanna learn Spanish. So that I can brag about it, and also because it’s so sexy
8: I hate travelling. But if it’s a train ride. Then yeehaw baby :)
9: I am very caring. If I trust you I would be ready even to give my life. But don’t ask for any money today, cause I’m broke ;) (And that’s the only answer you will get every time you ask me ;))
10: I am the best air drummer and air guitarist in the world.
11: I hate it when someone ignores me
12: I am scared of cockroaches :P
13: I love long hair.
14: I love to think about stories I am gonna write (There are currently 26 finding its way for an ending)
15: I love learning about new things(Correction: Exciting new things), talk about politics and law, and I would be like “English dude….”
16: I am allergic to shrimps. If I eat them the only place you gonna find me is the kitchen sink ;)
17: I like watching tamil movies, because they have slow motion(sky flying) fight sequences (Who needs star wars :P)
18: I love to take long walks.
19: I am very stingy :P
20: I have a thing for strange music band names.Bullet for my valentine, Zebrahead, Theory of a deadman, Cobra starship, Wolfmother. If it’s strange, it’s on my playlist :)
21: I love taking photographs.
22: I like being called an idiot (Maybe it’s the 3 idiots effect ;))
23: My mind is like a huge think tank. (It’s not larger in size though :P) Right now there are more than 220 thoughts going on in mind.
24: I am live in the moment kinda person. If you take me to a bridge and say jump, I would say You first ;)
25: I am very very lazy.
26: I hate to take baths.
27: I donno how to ride a bike :P
26: I keep a constant tab about fashion happenings.
28: I am addicted to reading blogs.
29: There are many persons in the blog world who I genuinely care about (No names though, I don’t want a fight ;))
30: I love listening to sad songs.
31: Poetry flows out of me if I am very emotional.
32: I don’t write stuff just for the heck of it. I feel whatever I write.
33: I wanna make a career in advertising.
34: I love making someone angry and then consoling them :)
35: If I make a mistake I am ready to accept.
36: My life is like a FM station, I associate every moment of my life with a song :)
37: I am the typical guy, who likes music, games, girls and all that stuff except one exception. I like watching desperate housewives :P
38: I hate myself because I am very caring, because of which I end up getting hurt every time.
39: If I see a music video or film which is crap. I think of my own ways by which I can make it awesome.
40. I doze off every time I enter my classroom. Sometimes so much that I fall down from my seat :P
41: I have a deep dark secret. Which I cannot share with anyone.
42: If I find some noteworthy quality in someone. I praise and appreciate him/her. Even though the person is my sworn enemy.
43: If I see a guy wearing purple Shirt/T-shirt. I think he is gay :P
44: If you wanna make me happy, just get me a pizza with some cheese cake and baskin robbins ice cream, and you will get the biggest smile you will ever see in your whole life.
45: I am a (junk) foodie (I guess you already knew that ;))
46: I competed in fancy dress competitions when I was a kid, and won every time. When I asked a reason my mom always said “It’s your face baby” :P
47: I love talking long hours on the phone.
48: I am feeling proud (I have absolutely no reason why :P)
49: I am my favorite ;)
50: I am awesome :P

Hope this torture was a worthy one for you…...

Thank you all for bearing with me. See ya next time for some more fun and frolic (EVIL M fun that is ;))

Take care have an awesome week ahead :).

Just plain old fun

It had been 2 weeks at least since the world had seen that aura…. An aura that defined what the meaning of life was, to the mortals living in the world. The reason for the late coming of the aura was, because …. It was…. Having FUN. ;)

Hey guys hii, intro was cool don’t you think..., man I wanted write this post from a long time, but the story on which I was working on, took a lot of time. I showed it to some critics, and got it corrected at some parts, and as I have taken a new digital camera (A Nikon L110 :)) I was also busy taking pictures.

Yeah I know you wanna see the photos, don’t worry they are all at the end (some are at orkut) so that you can marvel at them.

But that’s not all, these past 2 weeks have been very much fun, there were 2 of particular importance (if you can call it that ;))

One includes my 2 cousin brothers. Far and Sam.

It was 12.30 in the night and I was fast asleep, and suddenly (I still donno if it was a dream or not, but anyway), these 2 guys came bustling in my room, and woke me up… I got up in a daze and was like, “Don’t kill my cows… (I.e. in farmville) they are very precious, they give milk…”

Sam asked me “What??”

I said “No nothing.. Go on… and why the hell have you woke me up at this ungodly hour?”

He said “Listen, we are having an argument and you are the only one who can settle it…”

As soon as I heard it I knew I was in trouble, because earlier incidents where it involved me to decide among who was the best were not at all pretty, like when these guys came running in my room one day wearing only chaddies(Underwear), and I had to decide who’s was the ‘brightest’ one, or when both had a cold, and they came running to me showing me their bloated nostrils and had asked, who’s nose is bigger and more 'bright'.

So as you can see I wanted to refuse, but I couldn’t because I wanted to know what this was all about.

So I said “What is it, this time?”

Both of them lifted their shirts half way through and showed me their stomachs. Far has a beer belly, a smaller size, and sam has 6 packs (according to him ;))

I said “What the hell is this?”

Sam said “Ok, don’t panic, we just wanna know who has a better physique….”

I took a look at the two stomachs intently, it was tough decision, beer belly against 6 packs, hmmm well I thought 6 packs are in fashion now, so I gave my decision saying Sam has a better physique.

Far retorted back saying “I dint knew you were a sissy too, woman have flat stomachs, they worry about their so called figures, not men, because they have bellies like this” he pointed to his stomach.

Sam and I couldn’t help sniggering

Sam controlling his laughter turned back to Far “I had heard pregnant ladies were cranky, now I know for sure” he said and started running towards the door, Far ran just behind him screaming “Wait till I get my hands on you….”

I was about to go to sleep, when EVIL M got up from his slumber and asked “Was that a male version of belly dance that I just saw?” I smiled and he said again “I dint have horror memories till now, damn, now I have one” I couldn’t help but smile again.

The other incident includes our new neighbor, my aunt has shifted her home from the ground floor that we were living to the upper floor, and new tenants have occupied the ground floor now. And because of that my bhabi’s are reaping benefits. The new neighbor aunty is one skilled lady. Man I gotta admit she has the most skills that I have seen in a house wife.

Lemme just tell you what all she can do.

She can cook as I have heard a staggering 108 different dishes.

She is the local phunsukh wangdu because, she can fix any electronic gadget. And that’s not a rumour, I have seen her fix our fridge, T.V, sewing machine and what not, and that too at an incredible price.

FREE!!! :P

She even knows tailoring, and designs new dresses for her daughter. I have seen a couple she has designed, and I gotta say they are brilliant.

Not just that, whenever she cooks anything new, she gives a hearty share to us (I think she wants to experiment on us, but what the hell) and I gotta say, those are some of the delicious dishes I have tasted.

This happens every other night, (i.e. she cooking something new) and I wait like a hawk in my room, as soon as she delivers the dish I pounce on it, and finish almost half of it. Because of this ability of mine my bhabhi’s have gotten smart and have said to her, to deliver the goodies at afternoon only, as I will be in college.

I too have got smart, because from 2 days, I haven’t been to college, so that I can taste the new dishes. It has been utmost fun. And now because she knows I like what(ever) she cooks, she packs in a little extra. I still have a doubt that she is looking for a (handsome ;)) groom for her daughter and so is taking full advantage of the saying ‘a way to a man’s heart is through his stomach’. So I say to myself I gotta be careful, but damn it, she makes tasty dishes. :P

I gotta see where this will end, but what the hell, we have got a superwoman living just below us, who is perfect in every manner. I think I will give a thought about her daughter. Daughter is always like her mother they say, so who wouldn’t want a superwoman as his girl eh? ;) wat say? :P

So that’s about it, and oh yes I completed the story. It’s up on Crafted Fantasies now; the story is in five parts. I will be updating it once in three days (So that I get more comments ;)). I want you all to read it, and gimme your valuable opinion about how awesome it is. (Just awesome, or sooooo awesome, you choice ;)) Ok enjoy then….

Have an awesome week ahead…. Take care :)

And here are the photos I clicked.(Click for a larger view) Enjoy.

(Ever seen moon like this :P)