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Encounter with Tahir Shah!

The first encounter I had with him(it) was on this very space when a learned fellow blogger and a great friend – Geetashree passed on a popular Tahir Shah video link to me as a comment on one of my posts about my long hair and the perceptions people develop because of their length. And only recently I was being confirmed by  another close blogger friend Sfurti- The Haiku Princess that it was her who had shared the link and also the learned blogger friend Geetashree, in her comments, did mention she did not recall posting such video ( so nice of her ) but I thought she may have forgotten .. Poor me , I realize instead I am suffering from Short Term Memory Loss 😀

 

Happily I clicked the video to listen to the song – The track Being Eye to Eye – The music was catchy , the words were astonishing and senseless and the singer  with his appearance and on-screen gestures kept me stare at the video with a” question mark”  expression . The very first thought was – What is that ?? (No,not the song but the human like thing which was there in the video.) I was taken aback . Little did I know he is the ‘new kid on the celeb block’ from our loving neighborhood Pakistan. Although the music was catchy but the singer had scared me so much with his peculiarly awkward appearance , deadly dancing skills , meaningless lyrics , desi pronunciation of English words(mind it -its an English song from Tahir Shah)  that I preferred not to know him anymore.

Later , after few weeks , another co-blogger with inspiring wit – Purba Ray mentioned a name Tahir Shah in one of her humour-packed hilarious post and that compelled me to google the name… And guess what ? The peculiar thing reappeared. It was there in my subconscious mind , I suppose , in the list of lifetime shockers.  And then that was it. I heard that song yet again – Eye to Eye by Tahir Shah on YouTube and then saw many other videos on and about him(it) one of which included his interviews.

I was shocked to believe what I was listening to – Inzi Bhai ( cricketer Inzamam Ul Haq from Pakistan) could speak English lot better and could have been hired before the interview to allow the viewers make some sense. I felt inspired suddenly. This thing ( Tahir Shah and not his video 😀 ) it was speaking so confidently and only and precisely ‘his’ God knew and him what he was trying to convey. I learnt.Confidence sells. Thanks to that thing ( Tahir Shah and not his video-mind it) I have started believing myself  and my English with limited vocabulary.  🙂 This was just a tribute to the confidence that Tahir Shah boosted in me . Thank you Tahir !

Here I am sharing the links of the  interview of Tahir Shah which has boosted confidence in me . A must watch both( the video and the interview) , in case , you do not know what is Tahir Shah. If any of you understood what it (Tahir Shah) said in the interview , do leave me the meaning in the comment box.

Our neighbors may surely put him(it) on LoC if their army realizes the potential of it-(Tahir Shah and his English).

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Monthly Drawings

This happened day before yesterday! I was cycling aside a Big Mall, nearby my house, when a Skoda Rapid bypassed me and after covering a distance of  about 100 metres , it stopped. And then a man in formals came out and turned back with his arms open and what I could understand he was continuously staring at me with a smiling face. And then .. Oh!! That was an ex-colleague in one of my previous offices.

It was great to see him and during the conversation he declared how he hopped jobs and how his life has changed for good. And it was my turn to give details of my financial state and overall success. While,even he was astonished to see me  looking like a sage with long hair and beard, riding a cycle and he knew I may have sad financial stories to narrate….Well..as I say anticipation is wrong .. most of the times .. here is what happened :

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Type Of Co-Bloggers who seldom respond to your posts :)

Type Of IndiBloggers is a previous post of mine about how we bloggers respond to each other .  This post is an analysis of why some bloggers seldom respond to our posts no matter how much we appreciate their posts and express our liking  to actually make our presence felt. 😀  ( you know, the scratching each other’s back,game 😀 )

There are some ‘Attention Seeker Bloggers’ like myself  who get depressed and try to analyse what may be the reason of few co-bloggers never responding to our posts.Well,I’m not alone  😉 .The idea of the post came from a conversation with a co-blogger who raised the same issue. He wishes to remain anonymous on this post. 😀

*Disclaimer: this is purely for fun and making you all my dearest readers and  co-bloggers smile.Assuming yourself as any of the types is your personal choice. The author shall not be held responsible for your assumptions 😀

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Do you believe in ghosts?

Take Lite 😉

This happened way back in the early Decembers of 2005.Me and DJ were returning from Dhanbad,Bihar and the train was late and was re-scheduled to arrive at around 3:30 in the morning.We were on the platform waiting for the train and sitting a little aloof as many benches were used as bed by passengers.It was about 6-7 degrees and only a few  were seen awake. I was very tired and sleepy.Lot more than DJ was.

What happened has only one person to declare the authenticity and that is the narrator himself.Although he never fell sick as they say it happens when you see spirits. But yes he kept repeating this happened. Even till date he says so. There are two points which make me doubt him a bit- he is no saint and he can make up stories quite nicely 😀 secondly , we were under the influence of alcohol so who knows if he hallucinated !

Hope this ghost story brings a smile on your faces ! Do share  your thoughts or experiences about ghosts. 😀

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Long Hair-My Guru!

Why I grew them?
well it was my childhood fantasy to look like Arjun Rampal 🙂 So what if I did not look that handsome.I could grow hair as long as his. Then came Rockstar ( the movie ) and this time I wanted my hair that long. 🙂
Why not ever before?
Parents,siblings,beloved,friends, the society as a whole.. Someone always had something to say when they would see my hair a little longer than usual and instigate me to change my mind.
How long will I keep them?
Till my learning is over.till I am sure, I will follow religiously what i have learnt from my guru.
Learn?? !! You kidding me??You got a guru who asked you to grow hair?
No.I ain’t! 🙂
You learnt??What did you learn growing your hair this long?
I learnt :

Patience-it takes a lot of it while drying them rubbing with the towel everyday after taking a bath and then untangling them with comb.And I find,I am being more patient toward everyone and everything,rather than reacting in anger or frustration.Helps developing relationship.

Control on Anger- trust me!anger exploded initially, after I would come out from bath.5 mins and above rubbing the towel on my head and then combing the hair for good 10 mins to untangle.Choice was simple- either I quit or do this everyday.I chose the second and once I stopped being frustrated and angry,I started taking lesser time drying my hair and then untangling and combing them.Slowly,I applied controlling anger with people around and rather apply brains and get things done faster.It works miracles.

Concentration– that’s something I learnt only recently.Taming your wet hair everyday from drying them to slowly untangling and then back-brushing takes 100 percent concentration.You just cannot do without it if you really want to save time and peace of mind and bit of knotted-hair which you would ideally intend plucking off,every time you comb.I somehow,noticed I have developed the ability to concentrate at whatever I am doing any given moment.This is giving  me better output everywhere.

Discipline-I am lot more disciplined now.No more getting ready in haste.I know my hair would take time hence I pre-schedule my bathing time and accordingly everything else.Slowly, I have realized I love being disciplined , on time, and proper. With long hair,you just cannot take things casual.No more,just a boy who can put a pair of jeans and t-shirt on and spray the deodorant around put the shoes on and leave,anytime!

Sense of Achievement-Some compliment,some call me a rockstar, some also stare and many have an issue(as i mentioned in my previous post) but I feel I have achieved what I wanted to since childhood.How many times,I had to give up on my wish because of social norms which is inspired by the Brits.Two years of not getting a hair cut done simply means” when you gotta go… you gotta go !! ”  🙂

Self Respect-I respect myself for being able to do what I always wanted to despite unhealthy criticisms. It means I can do bigger and better things whenever I want to.And now,I know how to do so. Sky is the limit.

Respect for others– I don’t make fun of people who have differently trimmed beard or hairstyle or have nose or lips pierced or tattooed,anymore.I learnt,they had the guts to break unwanted social rules which seem to have restricted ‘gentleman-ship’ in attire and accessories.But its within.Shirt and Trousers,short haircut or pierced ears and tattooed hands don’t define how gentle or wild a man is. These are just: statement of lifestyle-my life my style.

I have got the Guru-By the blessings of my long hair- the guru  🙂  ,I have evolved as a person who can take healthy criticism and avoid unhealthy ones without getting angry.I am at peace with myself and I have a sense of belief that what I want , I can make happen. I have learnt respecting human beings around,no matter,how different they look,behave or believe.My love for my country’s culture,fashion and style-sense pre – East India Company has doubled, when men had long hair and wore ornaments like women and were lot more gentle than the ones in trousers and shirts working for our x-masters. 🙂

what about beard ?

They are just to compliment the long hair!Not everyone will read this post.Some may seriously consider me a man with odd preferences. I am straight! 🙂

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