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Orkut Jadagams/Facebook Milap for dummies Vol 1…….

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Many are aware of the matchmaking process that is run by the maamis
of South India, and they form an enormous densely knit network of homemakers. For my friends north of the vindhyas it can be compared to the dabbawallahs of Mumbai. Just as a marked dabba will find its way from Chembur to Cuffe Parade, similarly the eligibility of a girl in Jagadamba Centre, Vishakapatnam will reach the households of Mylapore, Chennai. Students in the yoo-yess-af-yaa have their own network that revolves around AID and the respective ISA of each univ. Welcome to the world of orkut jadagams and facebook milap! Social networking sites have created a huge network amongst graduate students and that churns out information raging from jobs, housing and even ahem! louw…..

I wish to propose a few scenarios to prove my point. For all the scenarios stated below, there is a common step that we shall call processX and that is:

  1. Look up the Indian grad community of that univ on orkut/facebook which will always be “Indians/Desis at XXX”, “XXX Indian/Desi students”, “XXX ISA” (XXX being the name of the univ or the city where it is at).
  2. Now that you have located your community go ahead and look through the profiles, and as expected you will look at profiles of people from the opp sex.
  3. You are bound to find at least one person who is connected to you by the rule of six. Else ask your friends to perform processX, but you will find a match.
  4. Congratulations! Make calls on the weekend (free talktime!) through your common friend, get introduced and you just got access to the information super highway of that univ.

The cases below will all make use of processX

Case1: Your are transferring to another univ or got a job/intern, and hence require temp housing and pointers to the place etc etc. Perform process X, and your new contact will use his weekend minutes to find a place for your stuff and also assist in finding roomates or an appt if your luck is worse than the Karnataka CM.

Case2: You are attending a conference, AID work etc. then use processX to find temp housing. You might also use processX to make a list of interesting ladies in that univ incase you bump in to them. “Hey how about some chipotle?”, She will be thrilled but she doesn’t know that you’ve seen her on the chipotle lovers community! ProcessX can also be used to lookup a female you just saw but managed to get hold of her first name even if its of the boarding pass.

Case3: With all existing students seen in pairs you channelize your energy on the new batch of fall and spring students. Looking up their profiles is important before you commit to the ISA member for picking them up. Last thing you want is to be bombarded by questions for the next 30 mins by someone bilkul thanda or a person whose BF is in another univ. With the growing number of requests for picking up the same person we(ISA) have to result to bidding and persons offering to pick maximum people of our choice win.

Case4: When there is no luck with the new batch you resort to cross-border-terrorism i.e. Perform processX on the univ of your choice and this time you will need a second level contact i.e like your roommate’s childhood friend etc. Once you’ve found yor man, then get info bout the current status of the girl and use scrapology with an ample understanding of her communities to make the first move. You will however need a good profile with many favorable testimonials and an impressive array of interesting communities for a response.

*******Disclaimer*******

Orkut profiles are always not authentic and that profile pic might be the latest Kannada heroine you haven’t heard of!

*******Disclaimer*******

With that I rest my case, additions welcome…

PS: In response to KA

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November 19, 2007 at 3:50 pm

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aap…….

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Husn bhi aap hain, Ishq bhi aap hain
Jis taraf dekhiye aap hi aap hain

Baaghon mein kamini, Mandir mein moorti
Dekhi na aaj tak yeh khoobsoorati

Ganga bhi aap hain, Jamuna bhi aap hain
Jis taraf dekhoon aap hi aap hain

Update: The song is from the movie Shapath and sung by Anup Goshal and compesed by Bappi Lahiri

If you are in India download it form here, and in the US you can download it from here.

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November 16, 2007 at 9:48 pm

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Pyaar Kiya To Nibhana

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Kehta Hai Pal Pal Tumse
Ho Ke Dil Ye Deewana
Ek Pal Bhi Jaane Jana
Mujhse Door Nahin Jana
Pyaar Kiya To Nibhana
Pyaar Kiya To Nibhana

This is a rather old and possibly long forgotten song. The lyrics are pretty simple and nothing to boast about, same can be said about the music. But there is some ting highly intoxicating and addictive bout it. See for yourselves, if you don’t believe me…..

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September 21, 2007 at 2:11 pm

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Cubicle Verses…….

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Tumhi se meri subah hain, Tumhi se mera shaam
tere is pyaar mein kaafir ne, zindagi likh di tere naam

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September 20, 2007 at 6:24 pm

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Ever been in love?

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Love is word that has been highly abused like its other 4-letter cousin It is used whenever something inexplicable happens, and people do crazy things under the excuse that love made them do it. Then there are tons of definitions that are used to churn out hundreds of movies by the Indian Cinema Industry. People like Yash Chopra in Bollywood and Raghavendra Rao down south have made epic movies on love, and they are followed like manuscripts by thousands of Indian youths. These merchants of love have made millions on run-of-the-mill stories where poor boy meets rich girl or vice versa and there has to be a villain who is generally

  • The Father/Mother/Uncle on either the girl or boy’s side (depending on who is richer of the two)
  • A jealous lover of the girl (since 2000 even guys are allowed to have jealous lovers!) or a drug lord/gangster who wants revenge from the hero or has killed the hero’s parents/sister

There is rarely a different permutation to this equation, but this is generally your love story. Coming back to the reason for this post, is what I described above called as love? Is this what love really is? If yes then how does it become divine? If someone has all of a sudden found a lot of willpower or confidence or dedication or motivation or inner strength or whatever you may, it is usually assumed to be the by-product of love. Anybody care to elucidate? Let us go by the assumption that the above is true and love does make people care and gives them strength, but then what is love? You’ve told me what it does and what it can make people do, but what is it to begin with?

There are a few who will read this post and immediately rattle an offline message or leave me a scrap saying that love can’t be defined and has to be felt! Oh yea, I know that was coming. Going by that assumption, if it is a mortal feeling that can’t be defined and only expressed then what is so sacred bout it and why is it divine? Anger, Greed, Pride are also feelings but then they aren’t weighed in the same balance! Why is there a bias then? Shouldn’t all feelings be treated with the same amount of respect or is it convenience?

If you are just shaking your head thinking that it’s high time someone fell in love then I have a question for you. So far we stuck with the argument that love is a feeling but now the term ‘falling in love‘ brings up a whole new discussion. I know it doesn’t mean falling on someone literally not to deny that it has been used in many Indian movies. There are scores of movies where an actor has to go through the harsh experience of a heavier co-star falling in love ON them! One would have to agree though that love is a much more favorable feeling as we shamelessly ignore other feelings in our bias towards love.

I realize that I fail to make sense, but then I have another question. Any one like to tell me what is true-love? After having watched close to a thousand movies and having seen almost all my friends act weird under the pretext of love, I dare not talk about it any more. What bothers me is that if there exists some thing called true-love then what about it’s antithesis? Is there a false-love as well? There is a long list of such contrived terms associated with it and ‘commitment’, ‘soul mate’, ‘relationship’, ‘break up’ etc are just a few. What surprises me the most is that you can be in true-love today with someone, and next year the feeling still stays just that it’s a different someone. So it’s true today with someone and true with some other person next year, which means that it was false with the person today!

I know I’m getting nowhere with this as I attempt to summarize. Hormonal fluctuations and infatuations are often mistaken for love as young and vulnerable people then go ahead and mimic the screenplay of their favorite movie(doesn’t matter which one as the concept remains the same) which goes on for a few weeks and months in most cases as gift shops, coffee shops, malls and cinema halls make a killing. Then they get bored of each other and now we get to the interesting world of break-ups. This is followed by a heavy intake of booze for men and fatty food for women depending on who claims to be hurt the most and thus returning to the vulnerable state. Once again hormonal fluctuations and infatuations…….

The cycle endlessly continues till people learn the hard way and grow up……

ps: With inputs from Hari Bajjuri

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July 27, 2007 at 5:40 pm

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What is love?

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On Sunday night, a friend asked me this question and it took me sometime to conjure a fitting answer.

Love is pain, feeling it and yet being able to smile and bear it. Love is feeling jealous and envying the elements. Love is finding pleasure in the pain of separation as you long to see someone or just hear their voice.

Imagine a wide river with strong currents, There are no bridges and the river currents are too strong for any boat to survive. Now lets put two lovers on either side of the river and observe.

You know the person you love is on the other side and the gushing waters seem to resonate to your heartbeats. Ten minutes later you can’t bear the separation and wish if the lord gave you the power to part the river and thus enabling you to be with her. You look at the birds above you and feel jealous for the first time in your life as they can reach your beloved and not you. You envy the breeze as it blows over to the other side and touches her gentle skin. You think how lucky the fish are, for they can swim across to her. An hour later the pain is unbearable and you are ready to trade your soul in exchange for a chance to be on the other side, with her in your arms.

Ladies and Gentlemen, that is ……………..

ps: inspired by chandrahasa

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July 19, 2007 at 1:35 pm

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random…….

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“To look into his eyes first thing as you awaken. To be with your loved one at the dining table and not be able to eat a morsel. To be miles away from my man, and then suddenly smell his body, and be overwhelmed by memories. To speak for hours on the phone, when he’s away, long distance. To shop for a gift for my special one – and the thrill of planning how to wrap it, write a card and how to present it.”

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September 14, 2006 at 3:00 pm

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