36 - Tag time again

1. What is your current obsession?
I can't reveal her name in public :P

2. What are you wearing today?
Right now, shorts and t-shirt. Plan to wear kurta-pajama in the evening.

3. What's for dinner?
Dinner at friend's place.

4. What was the last thing you bought?
A haircut!

5. What are you listening to right now?
I am humming random songs to myself.

6. What do you think about the person who tagged you?
I picked it up from two of my friends' blog.

7. If you could have a house totally paid for, fully furnished anywhere in the world, where would you like it to be?
It will be somewhere in the hills, by a lakeside, with a fireplace, and good stock of books and drinks.

8. What are your must-have pieces for summer?
Cotton, and more cotton.

9. If you could go anywhere in the world for the next hour, where would you go?
Mt. Everest!

10. Which language do you want to learn?
Sign language.

11. What’s your favourite quote?
"The grass is always greener on the other side of the river" - I actually use this a lot.

12. Who do you want to meet right now?
All my friends.

13. What is your favorite colour?
Blue. Depends really.

14. What is your favorite piece of clothing in your own closet?
A pair of jeans.

15. What is your dream job?

16. What’s your favourite magazine?
I don't have a fav magazine - I read them all randomly.

17. If you had $100 now, what would you spend it on?
Chandni bar... here I come...

18. What do you consider a fashion faux pas?
Black belt, brown shoes.

19. Who according to you is the most over-rated style icon?
Fardeen Khan

20. What kind of haircut do you prefer?
On me, crew cut. On ladies, the kind they show on shampoo ads.

21. What are you going to do after this?
Go to Chandni bar with the $100 I got from question#17.

22. What are your favourite movies?
Too many.. but Hrishikesh Mukherjee and Satyajit Ray movies are right there at the top.

23. What are three cosmetic/makeup/perfume products that you can't live without?
Deo, After shave, and moisturizer.

24. What inspires you?
The satisfaction of doing something well inspires me.

25. Give us three styling tips that always work for you
Get yourself a healthier body, wear comfortable clothes, and feel confident.

26. What do you do when you “have nothing to wear” (even though your closet’s packed)?
Jeans and T-shirt :)

27. Coffee or tea?
My day starts with tea. Thereafter, coffee please.

28. What do you do when you are feeling low or terribly depressed?
I sing to myself, and philosophize.

29. What is the meaning of your name?
Auspicious lamp.

30. Which other blogs do you love visiting?
They are all listed on the right panel of this blog.

31. Favorite Dessert/Sweet?
The one that is available - I am sweet crazy; it's better if I don't have a choice.

32. Favorite Season?

33. If I come to your house now, what would u cook for me?

34. What is the right way to avoid people who purposefully hurt you?
I need to learn to do this.

35. What are you afraid of the most?

36.Is it possible to be in love with two persons simultaneously?
No for me, if I got the context right.

I tag - everyone reading this. Enjoy.


It's plain funny how some brands catch the imagination of the "public" in India. Generic products will be called by a brand name; and people insist that it is the right name. For example, when I asked someone at work to get a "photocopy", he tried to correct me by saying, "You mean Xerox?". It's not his fault, I guess. Every street corner in Kolkata you will find a sign boasting "Xerox by Canon" or plain "Xerox", although if you look inside the shop, the machine could be Canon, HP, IBM, etc.

Then, of course, all kind of instant noodle is Maggi. Chocolates, used to be, and sometimes even now, is Cadbury! Luxury buses, even if they are made by Ashok Leyland, Tata, or some other company, boasts of "Volvo" service! My mom says, when she was a kid, detergent powder was referred to as "Surf"! Even now, people buy "Band Aid" instead of "adhesive dressings". I am sure there are so many other examples that I can't recall now!


BSNL broadband at home was not working. Follow up to fix it didn't happen during the Pujas.
Office policy (and work pressure) doesn't allow browsing.

So, let bygones be bygones. The good thing is I am back, isn't it?