Monday, August 27, 2012

Tagged by Rickie!

So, the effervescent Blogger, my IBL , Delhi Sutras team mate , Rickie Khosla tagged me.  This reminds of Christmas last year when i had created the Christmas blogging  Award and tagged several friends. 

Time to do the honors again. So, here we go.

The basics:

Section 0 : Rules of Engagement!

If you are tagged/nominated, you have to post 11 facts about yourself.
Then, you answer the 11 questions the tagger has given you, and make 11 questions for the people you are going to tag.
Tag 11 more bloggers (with no more than 200 followers).
Tell the people you tagged that you did.
No tagging back.

Section I :11 Facts about Myself.

1.  A confession : I just got internet on mobile. Yes, a Nokia smartphone, much after hubby and daughters.  Why so late? I wanted to avoid internet on the move, but now finally a sucker :)

2.  I miss watching English movies in Faridabad. Can never enjoy VCDs at home. I love the big screen, pop corn, nachos and Pepsi and a LIVE audience for company.

3.  Loved the last movie i watched, COCKTAIL.

4.  I believe everyone should fall  in love at least once in a lifetime.

5.  Waiting with bated breath for my first book to be published.

6.  Relationships are never a bed of roses, but i still feel blessed to have my family.

7.  Injustice infuriates me. As does Fake types.

8.  Am happiest when someone else is doing the cooking, but i have my days of INSPIRED cooking and love entertaining.

9.  I love my childhood town Allahabad and gonna visit it soon! 

10.  Feel happy that i spent my senior schooling abroad in Zambia.  I thus got an international perspective at age 12 in mid 70s. ( Oh yes, i am old :)   )

11. Jokes apart, i think cynics need to be reincarnated :)

Here  we go with Section II

My Answers to Rickies 11 Questions: 

  1. What do you think is the best invention by humans? Why?
Definitely the mobile.  It is all about communication and reching out and making an instantaneouss difference.  A talk to someone  close at any hour out of 24 hours is the biggest soothsayer for me.  I feel blessed because of this invention as i love spontaneity and will often call a close one to perk up my day.  Really no substitute for this invention.

2.  ShahRukh Khan or Aamir Khan? Why?

My Blog post'  Men who INSPIRE' includes Shah Rukh Khan (SRK) and not Amir.  Probably because after Rajesh Khaanna , SRK is the quintessential romantic celluloid hero.  BUT after "Satyamev Jayate' it is AMIR all the way!

3.  If you didn’t have a cellphone and laptop for a week, how would you keep in touch with everyone and everything?

I think i would save that one week and enjoy the world connecting with the real gadget free world.  A week without communication with close ones wont hurt that much.  so i would simply plunge into the real world and enjoy deja vu... good old unhurried days  Probably go gallivanting and visit famous monuments, Art Gallereis, or some other such similar activity without regrets of any kind.

4.  Who is your favourite door-ka/ki-risthtedaar that you meet very rarely but would want to more often? Why? And what’s really keeping you from meet him/her more often?

My favorite door ka rishtedaar is my nine year old niece who lives far away in Canada.  I get to see her only after long intervals and miss her presence and company.  a big Hannah Montana fan, a lovable extrovert she is a dose of vibrancy.

5.  Between Maya, Mamata, Jaya, Sonia and Sushma, who will make a better PM? And will she be better than Atal and Manmohan? Why?

Politics is not really my forte and i have not been following any one of the five ladies in question.  But for obvious reason Sonia is someone you can't ignore. She has been regulary featured as one of the top powerful women in the world.  so my vote would go to her.  

I can understand the misgvings of a section of out population who were against her becoming the PM, since she is not a Indian born citizen.  But she is someone who has always risen to the occasion and role demanding of her life.  be it  adapting as a daughter-in-law in a new country, a reluctant but supportive wife of  her PM Husband Rajiv Gandhi, and when destiny beckoned her full fledged into Politics, she became aan able head of the congress.

she has grit, determination, survival instinctsexperience, charisma, power and enough sense to fit into the role of PM.  She would be a match for Atalji and  would never fall into the category of 'underachiever'.

6.  Why do you love/hate Ayn Rand? (I am pre-supposing that you are not indifferent to her)

Unfortunately I have not red Ayn Rand but know of her as being a celebrated author.  She was a motivator much before Inspiration Gurus  came in vogue.  Your question Rickie has given me the push to buy her book and read... and i will do that .

7.  What would it take for you to pose nude (no fig leaf, please) for Playboy/Playgirl? What will be your pre-conditions and what will they have to give you as compensation (cash, kind, charity, whatever)

I wouldn't be seen dead nude even when i weighed a mere 42kgs ( True, cross my heart  :)  ).  Call me a prude, old fashioned or privwcy crazy.  But that is how this case stands.

8.  Describe the physical appearance of Lord Rama (including attire) based on what you imagine him to be.

Lord Rama :  a well built tall frame, fair complexion, penetrating eyes with vision, a timeless expression, exuding serenity and positivity.

9.  What is your definition of a good human being? On a 10-point scale, where 10 completely describes this good human being, what rating would you give yourself? And who is the closest to 10 that you know of?

Definition of a good human being is a person who has a broad outlook of life.  As this quality automatically gives him an understanding, humane and big heart, which is what defines goodness to me.

I would give myself 8 :)

The closest who comes to 10 would surely be my Dad.

10.  If you were the President of Pakistan, what would you tell India to change so there is peace in the region?

Geographic neighbors with common roots and history should be  like siblings.   I think as president of Pakistan i would want to bring the two countries closer with greater measures.  measures beyond good will train or a cursory Wagah border activity.  Use mass media to change mindsets.... through entertainment.... movies, Realty shows.  also cultural exchange of youth, right from primary to professional courses.  Weed out communal and caste divides through fair treatment to all sections of society.  Encourage and respect cross border artists instead of giving the harrowing  experiences at the airports. Make visa regulations easier, travel easier and scrutinize prisons for foul play or injustice.Organize Sports tournaments  beyond cricket. Teach tolerance  for other religions.  AND.... make movies like 'Ek Tha Tiger' :)

11.   If your child was an ace mathematics and science student and an ace boxer, what would your career advice to her/him be?

with a brilliant IQ, I would encourage her to go for becoming a scientist to bring about changes for the world.  she can always take up boxing as a hobby sport.

Section III

My 11 Questions for you to answer:

1.  Your most inspiring moment.

2.  Singing or Dancing?

3.  Vidya Balan or Rekha? Why?

4. Your favorite self cooked menu for a special occasion.

5.  Your favorite novel from recent times.  Why?

6.  M F Hussain who courted controversy by painting objectionable paintings and thereby hurting sentiments of  a section of people, was on a self imposed exile during his last years.  Do you thin that was fair?

7.  Your favorite Funny quote.

8.  A celebrity who is your dream icon and why?

9.  Your dream for India by 2020.

10.  The last time you laughed out loud.

11.  Your favorite Sci fi movie and why.

And finally the last Section, IV

Vinita Kherdekar

Ruchira shukla


Shail Mohan

Shilpa Garg

Bikram Mann

Ekta Khetan

V J Sharma

Sushmita Sarkar

Abha Iyengar

Rituparna Mukerji

so, the honored Bloggers.... keep the chain moving and  Blog away!!!

P.S.  There is something gone wrong with My Bloggr and colors are creating havoc.  so do note that the Tagged bloggers are :

Vinita Kherdekar, IHM, Ruchira Shukla, Sushmita Sarkar, Rituparna Mukerji, Bikram Mann, Abha Iyengar, VJ Sharma, Ekta Khetan, Shilpa Garg, Shail Mohan.