Saturday, November 01, 2008

Oh Wow... That Head Massage!

The head massage, or so to say a trailer to it, left me craving for more. I had gone for a haircut just last week after a lot of speculation and confusion over whether I should have long hair or a short hair. Finally decided for the latter.
But the matter of discussion is not the hair cut, since it is a commonplace for anybody! That beautiful experience of a long and elaborate head massage has its own effect on you. Believe me; one will stop thinking about everything in this world.
A little bit of oil,(preferably olive!), an experienced hand giving that divine massage. These two and only these two can be enough to rejuvenate one’s mind and soul. All the stress in life washed off and a new begging sees the dawn! That’s not surreal world, but the magic of a good head massage. I don’t have words to describe the beauty of a body massage; perhaps, the main reason can also be that I haven’t had one yet.
What’s that makes one live in tranquility when the head massage is given to him/her? is it the oil that used the reason? Or is it the hand that is giving the massage the reason? Or is it your mind? Simply put, it’s the combination of all these three. According to me, its majorly the person who’s getting the massage is the reason! One may find this ridiculous. But this is the fact with me at least. If at all you are at a beautiful place, with wonderful, serene surrounding, without a proper mindset to enjoy it. Would you be appreciating that wonderful atmosphere? The answer definitely would be a no.
Now the same answer again. It is you who is the major factor for that wonderful massage to take shape in its full stride.
If that hand starts moving slowly on the head, closely moving on the hair, giving that titillating effect, so that one feels he is on cloud nine.
I am hoping with all earnestness that the craving will turn out to be a reality!

Friday, May 02, 2008

Fun Bhari- Strawberry!

Do you think you can lure people by making a handful of muscle flexing male-models on the ramp, by removing their, jackets, T-shirts and the vests one-by-one?

Well, the people behind the Lux's marketing strategy really thought so. That's how they had an event launching the new strawberry-flavoured Lux soap. The most famous soap of Bollywood didn't getaway from that too. Dino Morea was here in town to taste the specially made strawberry falovoured icecram in collaboration with Kwality Walls.

And all the models were not at all modest when they were asked why they started that oh-not-here-please striptease right on the ramp. One couldn't help not thinking if he had come to a female-only, male striptease show. Well, sadly, there were only a few female souls trying to figure out what's happening. Coming back to the honest talk by the models, they were supposedly trying to get over the temptation of seeing women who have used the new Strawberry Flavoured Lux Soap.

Oh Come-on.

Nobody seemed an inch impressed by the show. Yet, Dino, and the two Priyanka Chopra cutouts gave respite! But, Dino's desperateness to get into the super-star status seemed apparent when he quipped that he wanted to pose bathing in the bathtub full of roses like King Khan in the Lux ad! Oh, my Gosh!

The event had its own tale of troubles before it was on roll. The rain which lashed on the Bangalore city without any warning caught the event organizers unawares. All the preparations by the beautiful poolside of The Leela Palace washed away when the rain was hit almost right before the programme was about to start. Luckily, the Grand Ballroom played host.

Strawberry flavoured ice-cream tasted good, but, Dino had better ideas. "I always fantasised to bite a irresistibly smelling soap. If it is strawberry flavoured, how could you help but go try it out right away."

Dino had another Raaz to share. He has been a fan of Lux since his childhood, he claims. Though one kept wondering if it was another marketing trick, Dino adds himself saying, "The Strawberry flavour is amazing. This is not a marketing trick, huh."

Don't know if it was one or not. But The crazy souls in the marketing departments at Lux have worked hard in putting these two items together and make a powerful campaign of Soap and ice cream's coming together. Its just out in the market. You and I like it or not. To know that, Thoda wait karna padega.

Thursday, May 01, 2008

GAS who came to town!

There was glitter, glamour, and all that one could ask for in a mega launch of a special line of clothes by an international brand. When it is GAS, the event has to be more than just colourful. The event had created too much noise, not simply since it’s GAS, but it had the four glittering models, who had came all the way to town just for the launch.
It’s not always that the Bangalore crowd gets to see four Indian Supermodels on the same ramp. Carol Gracias, Bhawna Sharma, Inder Bajwa and Rajneesh Duggal walked down the ramp along with other Bangalorean models. Bangalore’s very own Fashion Guru Prasad Bidappa was once again seen choreographing the show. And everybody knows, Bangalore does not have any better option than him!
Italy is synonymous with the designs. Not just the clothing line which was launched on Friday. The pretty mini car parked outside the Hotel Grand Ashoka caught everyone’s attention. One should admire the way the Spring/Summer collection and the Peroni brand launch was interspersed in the same event. What an idea! Lots of beer to drink into and loads of gossiping around before the show started. Soon, it became one night to remember.
There was fervour and enthusiasm when it looked like flowers, fragrances and colours of an English country garden came on the ramp. GAS’ new range has it all. While the trademark denim was omnipresent, the green and the pink colour ruled the place. While VJ Anusha seen with the green top herself, one could not wait to say that this summer indeed is greener than ever! Even the things are looking green since new brands like GAS, bossini, MANGO are already in own with their standalone stores. What’s next was the question most of the guests had in their mind.
No matter what, the brands also bring along a lot of fun for the party craving crowd of Bangalore. What say?
(In the pic: Inder Bajwa, Carol Gracias, Bhawna Sharma; Rajneesh Duggal pic stolen from: Times of India: Bangalore Times)
(This is what I felt like srcibbling, when I attended the GAS fashion show)

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Well... Is all well?

Is everything well? Has this question made you wonder if the life is going in the proper path?
I think nobody would have an answer to this question. I am also sure that nobody knows what lies in his destiny. These arguments might seem very archaic to some, but this is the reality of life boss.
For your information, I didn't know that I would be sitting on this particular chair, at this particular time at this particular place. But, yes, it is happening. Am I content about what I am writing here. I think I am, since this is the way it should have been. But this doesn't happen always like this.
We are not satisfied with what's happening in life. It has to happen the way we want it to be. But, why is it so? I too don't know...
Let me think some more about this!

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Kannada Blo;g Update

ಬರಹದ ಹಣೆ ಬರಹ
This is the new blog post on my kannada blog @

Sunday, January 20, 2008

ಕನಸುಗಳ ಮಾತು ಮಧುರ

ಬಹುಷಃ ಬಹಳ ದಿನಗಳ ನಂತರ ಬೆಳಗ್ಗೆ ನಿದ್ದೆ ಮಾಡ್ತಾ ಇದ್ದೆ... ಮೊ'ಭಯ'ಲು ದರ ದರನೆ ನನ್ನ ಕಿವಿ ಹಿಡಿದು ಎಬ್ಬಿಸ್ತಾ ಇತ್ತು... ಅಮ್ಮನ ನೆನಪಾಗ್ತಾ ಇತ್ತು... ಚಿಕ್ಕವನಿದ್ದಾಗ ಕಿವಿ ಹಿಂಡಿ, ಪ್ರುಷ್ಟಕ್ಕೆ ತಿವಿದು ನನ್ನನ್ನೆಬ್ಬಿಸುವ ವ್ಯರ್ಥ ಪ್ರಯತ್ನ ಮಾಡ್ತಾ ಇದ್ದ ನೆನಪು ಹೊದಕೆಯೊಳಗೆ ತಿವಿದು ಬಂದು ಕಿವಿಯೊಳಗೆ ಹೊಕ್ಕು ನನ್ನೆದೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಅದೇನನ್ನೋ ಹೇಳ್ತಾ ಇತ್ತು... ಇಲ್ಲ... ಇದೆಲ್ಲ ಬರೀ ಕನಸಲ್ಲ... ನೆನಪಿನ ಬುತ್ತಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ಬರೀ ಇಂತದ್ದೆ ಪುಟ್ಟ ಪುಟ್ಟ ತುತ್ತು... ತಿನ್ನೋದಕ್ಕೆ ಸಿಗದಿದ್ದರೂ ಮೆಲ್ಲೋದಕ್ಕೆ ಮನಸಿಗೇನೋ ಕಾತರ... ಅದೇನೋ... ಗೊತ್ತಿಲ್ಲ ಯಾಕೆ ಅಂತ...ಇದೀಗ ಪೆನ್ನು ಪೇಪರಿನ ಜಾಗವನ್ನು ಕಂಪ್ಯೂಟರಿನ ಕೀಲಿಮಣೆ, ಮೌಸ್, ತೆಳ್ಳಗಿನ ಪರದೆ ಆಕ್ರಮಿಸಿಕೊಂಡಿದೆ... ಹಾಗೇ ಕನಸಿನ ಜಾಗಕ್ಕೆ ನನ್ನ ಚಿಕ್ಕಂದಿನಿಂದ ನಾನು ಯಾವುದೇ alternative ಪದೆಯೋದ್ರಲ್ಲಿ ಸಫಲನಾಗಿಲ್ಲ... ಹೆ ಹೆ... ನಗಬೇಡಿ... ಕನಸಿಗೊಂದು ಬದಲಿ ವ್ಯವಸ್ಥೆ ಇದ್ದಿದ್ದರೆ ಮನಸಿಗೆಲ್ಲಿ ಕೆಲಸವಿರ್ತಿತ್ತು... ಕನಸಿನಲ್ಲೇ ನಮ್ಮ ಬದುಕು... ಅಲ್ವ...ಗೆಳತಿಯೊಬ್ಬಳು ಹೇಳ್ತಾ ಇದ್ದ ಮಾತು ಆಗಾಗ ಕಾಡ್ತಾ ಇರ್ತವೆ... ಆಕೆ ಹೇಳ್ತಾ ಇದ್ದಳು, ಕನಸು ಕಾಣುವುದಿದ್ರೆ ದೊಡ್ಡ ದೊಡ್ಡದನ್ನು ಕಾಣಬೇಕಂತೆ... ಆಗಲೇ ದೊಡ್ಡ ಸೋಲು ನಮ್ಮದಾಗೋದು ಅಂತ... ಕನಸು ಕಾಣುವುದಕ್ಕೆ... ಅಂಥಾ ಛಾತಿ ಬೇಕು... ಆಗ ತಾನೆ ಏನನ್ನೂ ಎದುರಿಸೋದಕ್ಕೆ ಧೈರ್ಯ ಬರೋದು... ಹಾಗಾಗಿ, long live dreams... ಕನಸುಗಳು ಎಂದೆಂದೂ ಬಾಳಲಿ...ಇಲ್ಲೇನು ಕನಸಿನ ಮಾರ್ಕೆಟಿಂಗ್ ಮಾಡೋದಕ್ಕೆ ನಾನಿಲ್ಲಿ ಬಂದಿಲ್ಲ... ಆದರೆ ಪ್ರತಿ ಕ್ಷಣ ಕನಸನ್ನು ಕಾಣುವುದಿದೆಯಲ್ಲ ... ಅದರ ಸುಖ ಅನುಭವಿಸಿದವನೇ ಬಲ್ಲ...

Sunday, January 06, 2008

My Kannada Blog: ನನ್ನ ಕನ್ನಡ ಬರಹಗಳು

From today on, you can view my Kannada Write-ups on this link... Keep locked:
will keep you updated about the posts there too!
This is the first post out there:
ಸಂಜೆಯ ತಂಗಾಳಿಗೆ ಸುಮ್ಮನೆ ಹಾಗೆ ಬೆಟ್ಟದ ತುದಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ಕುಳಿತುಕೊಳ್ಳೋದು, ಹಾಗೆ ಬೀಸುತ್ತಿರುವ ಗಾಳಿಗೆ ಮನಸ್ಸನ್ನು ಕೂಡ ತೋಯಿಸುವುದು … ಇದೆಲ್ಲ ಎಂದೋ ಕಂಡ ಕನಸನ್ನ ಮತ್ತೆ ಕೆದಕಿದ ಹಾಗಿದೆ… ಸಂಜೆಗೆ ಪೇಟೆಯ ಜೋರಿನ ಕೆಲಸಕ್ಕಿಂತ ಜಾಸ್ತಿ ರೂಪಗಳಿವೆ ಅನ್ನೋದೂ ಮರೆತಂತಿದೆ ನನಗೆ… ಇಲ್ಲ… ಈ ಪೇಟೆಯ ಮಂದಿಗೆ… ನಾನೂ ಈ ಪೇಟೆಯ ಮಂದಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ಒಬ್ಬನಾಗಿಬಿಟ್ಟಿದ್ದೇನೆ…
ಇದು ದೂರದ ಬೆಟ್ಟ ನುಣ್ಣಗಿದೆ ಅನ್ನೋ ಕಥೆಯ ಮುಂದುವರೆದ ಭಾಗ ಅಂತ ಭಾವಿಸಿದ್ದರೆ ಕ್ಷಮೆ ಇರಲಿ… ಈ ಪ್ರದೀಪನ ಮನಸ್ಸಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಮಾತುಗಳು ಹೀಗೇ ಬರೋದು… May be ಅದನ್ನು ಬದಲಾಯಿಸುವುದೂ ಇಷ್ಟ ಇಲ್ಲ… ಆದ್ರೆ… ಮನಸ್ಸಿಗೆ ಏನು ತೋಚೊತ್ತೋ, ಅದನ್ನು ಸುಮ್ಮನೆ ಅಲ್ಲೇ ಇಟ್ಟಿರುವುದಕ್ಕಿಂತ ಹೊರ ಹಾಕೋದಕ್ಕೆ ಈ ವೇದಿಕೆ ಸಿಕ್ಕಂತಿದೆ…ಆ ದೂರದ ಬೆಟ್ಟದಲ್ಲಿ ವಿಹಾರಕ್ಕೆ ನನ್ನ ಮನಸ್ಸು ತೆರಳಿದಾಗ… ಬಾಲ್ಯದ ಆ ದಿನಗಳಿಗೆ, ಅದರ ಪುಟ್ಟ ಪುಟ್ಟ ಪುಟಗಳಿಗೆ ಮನ ಹಾದಾಗ… ನಿಮ್ಮಲ್ಲಿಗೆ ಬಂದೇ ಬರ್ತೀನಿ… ಈ ಹುಚ್ಚನಿಗೆ… ಅಲ್ಲಲ್ಲ ಹುಚ್ಚುತನಕ್ಕೆ ನೀವೂ ಸಾಕ್ಷಿಯಾಗಿ!


Smoking, rather No Smoking has been in the news for almost all the wrong and the right reasons lately. But, this post is not regarding why the No Smoking, the film has not done well or even about the Health Dept's various decision with regard to ban the smoking in certain places. I do not want to advocate that. Rather, I would want to tell everyone that why do we need a No Smoking sign where the smokers are not supposed to fag. Instead, why not just Smoking Zones wherever they are allowed to.
I think this argument has its ground because, at least at this situation, the non-smokers can avoid this places. But, look at whats happening now. Non-smokers are taking all the trouble for the pleasure (?!) of the smoking 'Community'. The Smoking Zones would at least make the non-smokers aware and be away from such spots. Why doesn't anyone think that the non-smoker is giving away his freedom for the sake of the Smokers. Why this with the Non-Smokers?
Advocating the non-smokers is not just because I belong to that part of the society, but also that it affects the health of the non-smokers greatly.
What an Irony!
Isn't it so!?