16 December 2012

How are you?

Some of you know me for some of the weirdest answers to the simple question “How are you?”. The one that gets most laughter is “Staying alive… Me and John Travolta”. The one that just throws people off undoubtedly is “Compared to what?” Another one that usually lightens up the conversation – “Much better, now that I have seen you / heard your voice” 🙂 Now you know, when asked to describe me in one word, my wife told my friends – “quirky”.

But I am getting tired of the same responses. What are some of the other funny / smart / thought provoking responses you have heard? I need to steal some ideas…

 

 

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16 December 2012

Miles to go

Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village, though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.

My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.

He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other sound’s the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake.The woods are lovely, dark, and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.

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16 December 2012

Ali Brothers

Last night I was listening to Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan very late. And then chanced upon these three kids from Patiala on Youtube with amazing talent. They are 11, 13 and 14 years old! And the 11 year old is the uncle of the other two brothers! They will be India’s own Nusrat very soon. You can search for “Patiala Boys” or “Ali Brothers” or even “rebirt Nusrat” (with the spelling mistake) on Youtube. Unbelievable talent and rendition.

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16 December 2012

Tasha goes to DC

Thursday evening? Check! At the airport? Check. Here is the weird part. I am not flying. My daughter is. All those planes pulling away without me there… I feel deprived… like somebody took candy away from me. On second thoughts, it’s okay – I had too many of them last night anyways 🙂

16 December 2012

Music session

Music session

Can’t remember the last time that I stayed up till 2 am. Something terrible must have happened or it must have been one of the most enjoyable evenings. Fortunately, today was of the latter variety. And if anybody recognizes the people in the picture can probably also guess why… — with Atashi Mukherjee and 4 others.