Archive | May 2009

Machismo and Crying

Recently, I had a discussion on crying with Prateek and he declared that guys who cry are not sensitive but sissy. And he even wrote a blog post “Guys don’t cry” to explain his stand. In his post he has cited 5 reasons why guys should not cry in the form of 5 situations. Like a guy should not cry for love or when someone dies etc etc. Anyway, as I strongly disagree to this conservative/orthodox belief, I decided to express my views and ask readers & visitors their opinions. There is an opinion poll at the end of the post. Do participate!

Three types of tears are generated by the human eye. Basal tears protect the eye and keep it moist. Reflex tears flush out the eye when it becomes irritated. And emotional tears flow in response to sadness, distress, or physical pain.

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Three-In-One Movie Review

At last I got around to watch some movies. Here are the reviews :-

1. Duplicity :- Clive Owen is an ex-MI6 spy and Julia Roberts is an ex-CIA spy, both of whom now work as corporate spies for two business rival companies. One of the companies is about to launch a new product and the rival company is out to get the secret. But the spies are involved in an hot affair. The narration and the music are quite similar to Ocean’s 11/12 and I think the director has tried to make it as slick as Ocean’s 11. But in the end the movie comes out to be all confusing and god-knows-what-is-happening type. The acting is good but the story is scattered and too much twisted. If any of you has seen the movie please explain the ending to me on email 🙂

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Mein Apni Favorite Hoon…

Prateek tagged me to write 5 things for which I love myself. Okay so that is different from 5 things I love about myself which would have been easier to list. But it doesn’t make this tag any less narcissistic. 🙂 So here goes 5 things I love myself for :-

1. My efficient self :- Be it departmental work at college or organizing something, I do it quite well taking care of every detail. But the problem is due to this I am a hard taskmaster for people working under my supervision 😀 I expect perfection. I see mistakes which others tend to overlook and that is sometimes a problem for my co-workers 🙂

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Twittiquette

Almost all of us have a comment policy on our blogs and any good blogger with decent content does not tolerate abusive language and ill mannered commentators on their blogs. So it can be assumed that there does exist a blog etiquette which every good blogger follows. What about etiquette on the recent social media phenomenon,otherwise known as Twitter? Unless you have been living under a rock, all of you must be aware of Twitter. Whether you are using it or not is a different issue. I had joined Twitter on 20th Feb 2008 but I became really active just few months back. Since then, I have observed few things about this social media as compared to a macro blogging platform like WordPress or Blogger. And these observations have forced me to raise a few questions about it.

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Blogging Experience So Far…

WTF!! Thats the first time I using this expression on my blog. After an hour of my posting this post, my blog hits decreased from 1,00,018 to 99,480!!!!! Old WordPress users any idea about this? This is so FAIL. 👿

And its 91,890 now..what on earth is happening??? 😦 😦

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As some of you may know, my blog used to be at Blogger and I didn’t have many readers back then. This would give you an idea :-

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Borrow Sorrow

Recently I read a tag about writing 10 things that put you off or get your goat or are emotional atyachaars, at many blogs. No, I am not going to do the tag. Instead I am just going to focus on one habit of many people that irks me very much – Borrowing.

Neither a borrower, nor a lender be; for loan oft loses both itself and friend, and borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry.~William Shakespeare

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