My 2 cents

A new address

Posted in Me, Something New by urmilesh on April 22, 2011

Hey there.

Until now I have had two blogs, this one for posts and one on blogger for pics. But I realized that I don’t really need to have 2 blogs at this point of time, what with the Bermuda triangle of Twitter-Facebook-Gmail already eating up so much of my time, and thus I have moved all my content back to one blog (blogger since I already have storage from Google, don’t want to shell out extra bucks).

Also, rather than buy it back from some random stranger one day when I am filthy rich and famous, I have chosen to block the domain name for my name. Smart decision I know 😉

So if you are one of the few who still come to this space, please consider moving to – it’s not my site, just an intermittently updated blog. There will be no more updates here in the foreseeable future.

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Posted in Bangalore, India, Life, Me, something I like by urmilesh on November 5, 2010

I wish a very happy Deepawali to all readers of this blog. And I leave you with one of my favourite Deepawali pics (all time favourites actually) with two of my best buddies. The underlying message is, enjoy your crackers but also care about your (and others’) eardrums.

Have a good one.

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White lines in the sky

Posted in General, Life, Me by urmilesh on May 28, 2009

Most of you would have seen the trail of a high speed plane in the sky. It looks like a line of clouds and I don’t know about others but as a kid, I was convinced that these were rockets being launched into outer space.

Today I saw one such plane and the same white line. I thought out loud that it’s not very often that we get to see this white line now, and was wondering why has the frequency reduced. My friend gave me the answer that hit me hard, mostly coz it may be true: It’s not that the planes have reduced, we have stopped looking into the sky as often as we used to.

I Must Go Down to the Sea

Posted in Life, Me, something I like by urmilesh on December 22, 2008

I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky,
And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by,
And the wheel’s kick and the wind’s song and the white sail’s shaking,
And a grey mist on the sea’s face and a grey dawn breaking.

I must go down to the seas again, for the call of the running tide
Is a wild call and a clear call that may not be denied;
And all I ask is a windy day with the white clouds flying,
And the flung spray and the blown spume, and the sea-gulls crying.

I must go down to the seas again, to the vagrant gypsy life,
To the gull’s way and the whale’s way where the wind’s like a whetted knife;
And all I ask is a merry yarn from a laughing fellow-rover,
And quiet sleep and a sweet dream when the long trick’s over.

This is a work of John Masefield and I am not totally sure if I can use it on a blog. If I can’t then please do let me know. I just wanted to share it since I liked it.

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Single’s Day

Posted in Me by urmilesh on November 11, 2008

I have been informed that today is single’s day. Apparently it falls on 11/11 every year and gives a chance to singles to celebrate their singlehood.

I am surprised how come the greeting card manufacturers have not yet utilized this idea. So far I have only heard of single (possibly desperate) guys drowning their happy single faces in loads of booze; not that they need a special day for it anyways.

Anyways, why this little piece of information was given to me was because, apparently, this is my last single’s day as a single. So any ideas on how to celebrate it are welcome 🙂

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I am back

Posted in General, Me, Random Thoughts by urmilesh on September 6, 2008

Hello All,

long time no see…I know I know; and to top it all, there was no reason at all for it in particular 🙂

anyways…what counts is that I am back and I intend to be majorly regular with my writing…lots of drafts are languishing in “My Documents”…except for the outdated movie reviews I intend to let them come out.

So be ready 😉


Posted in Last movie I saw, Me, Movies by urmilesh on May 5, 2008

I’d mentioned long back that I want to watch ‘Sivaji The BOSS’ no matter what. Well all my attempts to find a tranlator patient enough to sit with me and explain the movie to me proved futile.

But bless those souls who decided to come out with a DVD of Sivaji, complete with English sub-titles. Even though I missed on the essence of the dialogues, that was way way better than missing the entire movie.

Mission accompolished 😀

The real pleasure…

Posted in General, Me, something I like by urmilesh on February 26, 2008

No matter how much (or how little) I pay for the airline ticket when I am traveling; the real kick (or paisa vasool if you want to call it that) for me is the small Imli Ke Daane that the air-hostess brings when we start 🙂

Note: happens only on Air-Sahara (now JetLite which I have given up for good) and Indian Airlines.

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Wish you were here…

Posted in Life, Me, Random Thoughts, Songs by urmilesh on November 19, 2007

So, so you think you can tell…Heaven from Hell,
blue skies from pain.
Can you tell a green field from a cold steel rail?
A smile from a veil?
Do you think you can tell?

And did they get you to trade your heroes for ghosts?
Hot ashes for trees?
Hot air for a cool breeze?
Cold comfort for change?
And did you exchange a walk on part in the war for a lead role in a cage?

How I wish, how I wish you were here.
We’re just two lost souls swimming in a fish bowl, year after year,
Running over the same old ground.
What have you found?
The same old fears.
Wish you were here.

Post Script: I don’t think anybody would be confused about who the source is.

The Aquarius Man

Posted in email forwards, General, Me by urmilesh on October 26, 2007

Not pretty accurate…but quite flattering I must say.

Hot-hearted man who likes to do thing his way. He can suddenly decide to do something without thinking of it’s outcome. He is the type of guy with an inside energizer, so if you fall in love with this type of guy be “patient”, even if you have to follow him a bit. His creative mind could create fantastic idea any time. If you do not understand or can not follow him, you won’t be with him for long.
A man in this Zodiac will less likely to have a pale skin, and if he has a scar, it would be on his face or on his head. He moves very fast and very energetic, and he has a very self confident in himself. He loves justice. He dares to show his opinion or even argue about certain subject even he knows it might bring him problems. A straight forward type of guy.

He is gifted with the ability to be a very social person. He could talk even about subject that he has no knowledge of. He interests only at the present time and look at the world positively. Many times he feels hurt because of reality, but he will not run away and he will overcome that difficulty.

Even he is a high and self confident type and center his own thought as a main focus, but at the same time he is a kind, cute and polite guy. He certainly is not a mean person. He likes to help people who are in troubles even he is not asked to. He is the type who feels sorry if you remember bad things he said to you that he had already forgotten, but you did not. Belief him that he is very sorry and give him another chance.

Once he decides to do something, he will put all his mind and energy in it either in his “Work”, or “Love”. He is the type who gamble anything in the casino, so do not even take him there. He does not like pessimistic, low energy, and depress person, especially no brain. Strangely he like to overpowered this type of people to assure that he is more superior.

If you date this kind of guy, do not or avoid showing your face to him with face pack, face mask, always be presentable, nice and cute. If he is quiet not because he is shy, but he is only quietly thinking. If you have a chance to ask his X-girlfriend, she will tell you that he is not a shy or quiet type. If he is really and truly in love with you, he will never lie to you at all. How do you know if he loves you, bet on your faith! Love him and treat him steadily and do not try to find anything to argue with him, he will be with you for sure.

If you are his lover or girlfriend and need to tell him something, go and say it out loud and straight forward because he hate long boring story. He hate to play games, chasing for love or being chased, so let him call you first. He likes a confident woman who also a good follower. If he gets mad at you, let him be for only a short time he will be normal again. You have to like and be able to get along with his friends, but he does not have to do so with all your friends.

Don’t ever think you could make him jealous by flirting with other man, he will just leave instead of making a scene because he is a confident man and has to be the first in everything.