Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Guys... here it is. Let's start our own version, right here, right now!! Please answer the same questions - HONESTLY - and post them!!
I am off tonight. Like I said, It's going to be a longish trip. I'll be travelling forever tonight. But I'll catch you again from Chicago. Till then, adios amigos ( errrr.... hangover from 'Zindagi.....").

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Shobhaa De
THE PROUST QUESTIONNAIRE – VERSION 1

What is your idea of happiness?
It varies from day to day. Rainbows make me very happy. I am an absolute sucker for mushy, melodramatic films. Baby smells! I can’t get enough of my grand- daughter Anasuya Devi and her combined smells – a bit of puke, baby cologne, spit, poo… all of it. Just the thought of being at a great bar in a great city with a great person making great conversation… yeah… that definitely does it for me. So does red lipstick.
What is your greatest fear?
Losing control. Mainly over my mind. Being dependent… helpless. Being terminally bored. Being STUCK – mentally, emotionally, physically. The overwhelming desire to flee from tiresome situations and people… and there are so many of both. How far can I possibly run??
Which historical figure do you most identify with?
Napoleon. What a man! What courage. What a life. He should have married Desiree, his first and only love. History would have been different… no Waterloo! Moral of the story : listen to your heart… and save your ass.
Which living person do you most admire?
Binayak Sen. Cerebral. Courageous. Committed. And sexy. Now, if he’d only get on with the damn revolution!
What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
Impatience. I get easily bored and restless. And I am extraordinarily poor at camouflaging my feelings…. this gets me into big trouble. Oh… I am numbers challenged, can’t count… this can be most embarrassing when calculating tips and taxi fares. My inability to fake it – whatever that ‘it’ is. Dirty bathrooms phobia – there’s got to be a name for this!
What is the trait you most deplore in others?
Lack of civility and grace. Boorishness. Vanity. Self-obsession. Crude and coarse behaviour. Pompousness. People who yell at waiters and ask that most annoying question : “Don’t you know who I am?” I’m always tempted to step in and say very loudly, “We all know who you are – the world’s biggest ass****.”
What is your greatest extravagance?
Travel. Taking time off from writing. I am a workaholic… holidays are precious and treated like guilty pleasures. But I have still to teach myself to switch off completely… I’m always on the job…. taking notes, scribbling observations… I often say to myself angrily, “Get over it, De. Get a life!”
What is your favourite journey?
Into an interesting person’s head and heart. Find me that interesting person!!
Who is your favourite painter?
M.F. Husain, by far. Picasso and Freida Kahlo are top favourites. But Husainsaab is above and beyond them all… simply put, I was privileged to have known a genius. To have watched him at work and play for forty years. What a rare human being… so full of contradictions – arrogant and compassionate. Impossible and considerate. But never ever BORING!!!!
What do you consider the most overrated virtue?
Patience! Why lose time over something that does not captivate your imagination instantly? Nothing really comes to those who stand and wait… don’t fall for that line ever! Just go grab whatever you desperately desire …. Before someone else beats you to it.
On what occasion do you lie?
When the truth really doesn’t matter all that much. And I can spare someone’s feelings in the bargain.
What do you dislike most about your appearance?
Ummmm…. let me put it this way – I have really nice ears. The nape of my neck isn’t bad either. Both remain hidden from view, so I can safely boast!
Which living person do you most despise?
All godmen and godwomen. At the moment, Baba Ramdev.
Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
No kidding! Goddammit! Are you sure??? Seriously speaking. On the contrary. Go to hell! Hello darling! Devaa Devaa!!!!
What is your greatest regret?
That I didn’t take tango lessons in my youth – preferably in Argentina. That I haven’t met Antonio Banderas. That I am not Woody Allen.
What or who is the greatest love of your life?
Words. My family and our pet Kiara. The moon. Gulmohurs. The heady fragrance of jasmine garlands.
When and where were you happiest?
Whenever my mother cradled me and placed my head in her lap, gently stroking my hair and forehead.
What is your present state of mind?
Restless. Of course. But restless-happy, as opposed to restless-frustrated.
How would you like to die?
Beautifully… dramatically… with a pen in my hand…. a smile on my lips… Smelling of ‘Arpege’….wearing red lipstick and high heels.
What is your favourite motto?
Don’t let the music stop… dance on!
And the Benjamin Franklin quote : Either write something worth reading, or do something worth writing.

48 comments:

Balaka said...

loved your post, wish I could articulate my trials and tribulations with half the finesse as urs....not always I agree with u (today, I do) but honestly, I do adore and admire the way u write..no pretence at all..

Shailee said...

Yay! First one to comment

My idea of happiness:
Making others happy. I know its not possible all the time, but I love it when I am the reason because of someone else's smile.

Greatest fear:
Losing my parents. It is inevitable I know. But that will be the worst thing to happen to me.

Which historical figure do I identify with:
Mahatma Gandhi. What a man! I don't care what others say or feel, but no one has the guts in their ass like this guy did!

Which living person do I most admire:
Shahrukh Khan. Not for his acting skills. But for that awesome head on his shoulders! He is a genius

Trait I most deplore in myself:
I am moody. Very moody. Disgustingly moody :)

What is the trait you most deplore in others:
Lack of humility. I am allergic big time to egotists who cannot think about others.

Biggest extravagance:
Maximum portion of my salary goes into gas (traveling), reading, movies and food :)

Favorite journey:
Will be when I will be flying back from US to India forever :)
In short, going back to my motherland

Favorite painter:
Vincent Van Gogh

Most over rated virtue:
I agree with you. Patience

Dislike most about my appearance:
My eyes

Which living person I despise:
Politicians and con-men

Words I use the most:
All hindi, gujarati and english gaalis. Sorry can't write them here :)

Greatest regret:
Nothing

When and where was I happiest:
14th october, 1991, Mumbai. When I was told that I have a baby sister now :)

Present state of mind:
Frustrated. Want to shout at one of the so-called 'egotist' in my life

How would you like to die:
In my sleep.

Favorite motto:
When the going gets tough, the tough get going

avidblogger said...

Hi Shobhaa, Posting my answers:

What is your idea of happiness?
Just being able to be myself

What is your greatest fear?
Losing a loved one

Which historical figure do you most identify with?
Mahatma Gandhi

Which living person do you most admire?
Warren Buffet - for his simpicilty , his head and his heart

What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
Lack of will power.

What is the trait you most deplore in others?
Conceited and egoistic people. Also those who always show up late everywhere and have no respect for others time

What is your greatest extravagance?
Food, movies and being hospitable

What is your favourite journey?
Introspection and the flight of imagination

Who is your favourite painter?:
Whoever it is that makes the Disney caricatures and all the cartoonists of the world.

What do you consider the most overrated virtue?
Patience - with a capital P

On what occasion do you lie?
When it helps someone other than myself

What do you dislike most about your appearance?
My nose

Which living person do you most despise?
lip servicing politicians and Wannabe's

Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
What the F@#*$, Damn It. I shall refrain from writing the ones that i use under my breath.

What is your greatest regret?
I wish i had more time to stop and smell the roses in my journey of life

What or who is the greatest love of your life?
All those who came into my life to make it a better one and make me a better human being

When and where were you happiest?
Anytime i think of my childhood memories with my parents and siblings

What is your present state of mind?
Calm..At peace

How would you like to die?
Contented. In an instant (maybe watching a movie)

What is your favourite motto?
Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.

goodluck said...

Interesting list.

Ambika said...

Here are my answers.


a) What is your idea of happiness?
Sleeping; Lying on the bed and reading a book with a plate of munchies by the bedside. Summer mornings and evenings, winter mornings too. Flowers in full blooms. Giggling and talking with friends. Writing letters or long mails. Digging into SBDP and ice cream. Watching movies. Looking at old photo albums. Rereading old letters or notes.

b) What is your greatest fear?
Losing my Dad. Becoming financially dependent on hubby or parents.

c) Which historical figure do you most identify with?
Ahilya Devi Holkar, who gave the Peshwas a good fight.

d) Which living person do you most admire?
Aamir Khan, Rajanikant and Sonia Gandhi. Aamir for his astute business sense and “selling” himself so well. Rajanikant for being comfortable in his own skin away from the arc lights. He looks the man he is – in 60s minus his wig. (I don't know his age. I am just guessing). Sonia Gandhi, well, she had everything against her starting from her foreign origins. But, she is firmly ensconced in her position.

e) What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
Getting angered quickly.

f) What is the trait you most deplore in others?
Self-obsessed and full of themselves. Those who yap away....like Duracell batteries.

g) What is your greatest extravagance?
Books. Photography.

h) What is your favourite journey?
Getting into someone else's shoes – Main wahana hoti to kya karti!
I like travelling by trains a lot. And, I simply swear by the Lal Dabba (ST) buses. They haven't ever let me down when I travel in them from Point A to Point B.

i) What do you consider the most overrated virtue?
Honesty. No one is ever completely honest or true to oneself.

j) What do you dislike most about your appearance?
I have made peace with the fact that Fat is a shape – round one!

k) Which living persons do you most despise?
Those who spread terror in the name of religion.


l) Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
Chayla! Chyamari! What the hell? Just go away.

m) What is your greatest regret?
That I have two left feet. I wish I could dance.

n) What or who is the greatest love of your life?
My family home and the flowers/trees in my mother's garden – mogra, jaswandi and ananta.

o) When and where were you happiest?
In my family home and in my mother's garden.

p) What is your present state of mind?
Impatient and sulking.

q) How would you like to die?
Maybe in my sleep. Haven't really thought. But, somewhere where there are flowers.

r) What is your favourite motto?
Give it some time.

jean said...

What is your idea of happiness?
reading on the balcony overlooking the sea with a hot cup of coffee without having anybody to disturb me!! catching up with my girl/boy friends...smell of babies.. seeing a couple holding hands & walking without a care in the world..working in a library as the librarian- i could go on...

What is your greatest fear?
that i forget to enjoy life..being dependent..

Which historical figure do you most identify with?
Scarlett O'Hara;)

Which living person do you most admire?
Sunanda Pushkar- she kept her cool till she was proven innocent.

What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
my short fuse which i always get into trouble for...

What is the trait you most deplore in others?
hypocrisy- practice what is preached.. self- obsessiveness

What is your greatest extravagance?
my books

What is your favourite journey?
journey back home to see my child after a tiring day.. his smile erases all my stress away

Who is your favourite painter?
Vincent van Gough & MF Hussain

What do you consider the most overrated virtue?
honesty- how can anybody not have said a single lie in their life is beyond me!!

On what occasion do you lie?
when the truth does'nt sound good enough..

What do you dislike most about your appearance?
i like what i see although i wish i could do away with some weight :)!!!

Which living person do you most despise?
men who think women are their sex slaves..

Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
yaanni!!! no way!! shut up.. ayyada..

What is your greatest regret?
that i dont travel as often as i would like..

What or who is the greatest love of your life?
my family.. smell of rain on dry mud.. smell of jasmines early morning..friends..

When and where were you happiest?
when i met & married the love of my life 4 yrs later.. whenever my mom would let my sis & me snuggle with her.. when my dad said tha ti am responsible enough to travel alone abroad (i was 17)..

What is your present state of mind?
pleasantly calm for whatever reason (cant figure out why)

What is your favourite motto?
family is like a seedling that you have to nuture in order to grow beautifully- mom on the eve of my wedding..
live life as if today is your last day- Katrina in ZNMD..

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Debasis said...

Enjoyed that madam. . .pleasure reading. .keep going. . .atlast,we do need strong women. .

Appu said...

The most important person in life?
I, Me and Myself?

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Jogeshwar said...

What is your idea of happiness?
7 to 11 life with ample time for leisure. Love running on lush green grass and the beautiful smells and sight of nature.

What is your greatest fear?
Not being able to do what I want to do.

Which historical figure do you most identify with?
Ernesto Che Guevara.

Which living person do you most admire?
Gurbaksh Chahal

What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
Not grabbing the opportunities at hand.

What is the trait you most deplore in others?
prejudice, pretentiousness, Ego-I self and me, lying.

What is your greatest extravagance?
Hanging out with really awesome long lost friends.

What is your favourite journey?
Long, hard road to success.

Who is your favourite painter?
Don't know much about paintings, so can't pass a judgment.

What do you consider the most overrated virtue?
On having fun

On what occasion do you lie?
When telling the truth is not important.

What do you dislike most about your appearance?
Since I can't change anything about me so I like the way I am.

Which living person do you most despise?
Conmen, backstabbers, cheaters.

Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
Not a very chatty person, so don't know.

What is your greatest regret?
Not doing what I can do and worrying about things that I can't do.

What or who is the greatest love of your life?
My Parents.

When and where were you happiest?
As a young boy, when I could be anything I wanted to be, do anything I wanted to do.

What is your present state of mind?
Always introspecting

How would you like to die?
with Honour

What is your favourite motto?
If you know what you're worth, just go out there and get what you're worth.

S C said...

What is your idea of happiness?
Sipping a hot café noir on the Champs-Elysees, watching the world go by.

What is your greatest fear?
The loss of loved my ones

Which historical figure do you most identify with?
Raja Harishchandra..b’coz I'm gullible and people take me for a 'royal' ride (pun intended)

Which living person do you most admire?
Nelson Mandela, for bringing respectability and honor to the Blacks

What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
Procrastination

What is the trait you most deplore in others?
Cantankerous and belligerent attention seekers.
Glib talkers with ulterior motives. On most occasions, I can see through them.

What is your greatest extravagance?
Books

What is your favourite journey?
The Amarnath yatra way back 30 years ago. It was as though I was actually living through the moments of the movie Mackenna’s Gold in terms of the pristine geographical beauty fraught with danger.

Who is your favourite painter?
Antoine Blanchard, for the sheer magic of his strokes and the riot of colours. I can gaze at his work for hours and still learn something from them each time.

What do you consider the most overrated virtue?
Love, a powerful emotion that is more vocalized than felt. I find it being trivialized these days with most people ‘falling’ in love for the wrong reasons.

On what occasion do you lie?
Almost never as I’m invariably found out.

What do you dislike most about your appearance?
My nose. It’s noticeably disproportionate to my face

Which living person do you most despise?
Currently, it’s Suresh Kalmadi

Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
Hey Prabhu ! (in exasperation)

What is your greatest regret?
That I could not match up to my father’s expectations.

What or who is the greatest love of your life?
Paris

When and where were you happiest?
When I traveled to the land of my dreams (France).

What is your present state of mind?
Serene

How would you like to die?
Peacefully in my sleep

What is your favourite motto?
As clichéd as it may appear, but I still hold onto the motto ‘Live and let live’

Tsomo85 said...

Omg!!! Chicago? Only 2 hrs flight from Minneapolis!!! In addition why don't you stop by (mpls)as well & I would love to read your view on my boring hometown! Hey! We got biggest Mall of America thought! remember you can do lots of shopping for your girls & tell them all about the biggest mall in country!!!! :-$ Meanwhile, have fun & I'm going to come back here to do this fun game. Off to take my nap now. Safe journey hottie! lol

Divya Virmani said...

I know what my next blog will be...this questionnaire and will send you the link with all of my answers. Loved the blog and every bit of you being yourself... impaitient, which kinda resembles me lol... Btw, just now I came across a groupon on Chicago, might want to check it out! Love Chicago, one of my most loved places, no special reason, just like that! Enjoy and do visit the Sears Tower and Hancock Building to enjoy the view from Ladies Bathroom! haha, we girls get way too many priviledges :) :)

Priya said...

In between work hours got some time and thought will answers these questions maam...
its like the test we see in "Zindagi na milengi ......"

What is your idea of happiness?
rain when am trvelling in bike,
seeing comedy films,doing yoga
What is your greatest fear?
depth
Which historical figure do you most identify with?
vivekananda
Which living person do you most admire?
my husband and my mother
What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
anxiety
What is the trait you most deplore in others?
people shouting on others without any reason...
What is your greatest extravagance?
if am able to get some free time from tight schedule life chores...hmmmmm
What is your favourite journey?
any holiday trip with family
Who is your favourite painter?
Ravi varma :)
On what occasion do you lie?
hmm when its required....
Which living person do you most despise?
many who boast without any reason ,there is no other topic ever for them
Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
oh god...
What is your greatest regret?
that i didnt learn dance :(
What or who is the greatest love of your life?
my hubby and my parents
When and where were you happiest?
on any occassion when all my work is over and lying down resting my back.....
What is your present state of mind?
anxious
How would you like to die?
happily.....gracefully
What is your favorite motto?
Belief creates the actual fact..

चंद्रमौलेश्वर प्रसाद said...

HAPPINESS- Moh-maya se door... which alludes like happiness :)
FEAR of losing brave face in times of difficulties.
FAVOURATE PAINTER: who cleans up my home's dirty walls
OVER RATED VIRTUE: celebacy
DISLIKE IN APPEARANCE: daily shave
MOST OVERUSED WORD; bose D K :)
GREAT REGRET: not meeting U :)

Capt. Ajit Vadakayil said...

hi,

to know more about shobaa's hussain-saab punch into google search :--

I AM A PROUD HINDU- VADAKAYIL

also--

MODERN ART AND PICASSO- VADAKAYIL

after reading both posts , suggest you keep your feelings within yourself--

capt ajit vadakayil
..

Ariana said...

er..Captain Kerala aka ajit vadakayil
suggest you keep your opinions to yourself. dont come onto somebody else webpage and blabber your intolerance. Mansilyan da paati?

pankaj02 said...

love this post i dont have time 2 write my ans on it but a nice one mam

Jyostna said...

Ms de love u, I woke up, read this beautiful post which just brought a smiles from heart. No wonder I follow u. I will answer them all n share with frns to know some of most interesting answers frm them.

Capt. Ajit Vadakayil said...

HI ARIANNA !?,

I HAVE TRACED YOUR COMMENT THREAD, AND DO I KNOW WHICH COMPUTER YOU USED --

LET ME BE A TOLERANT HINDU , AS OF NOW --

APPARENTLY, " BE YOURSELF "-- IS THE WORST ADVISE I CAN GIVE YOU.

CAPT AJIT VADAKAYIL
..

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Jyostna said...

What is your idea of happiness?
Enjoying the simplest pleasures of life. Flowers, kids, smiles, heartfelt conversations. Shopping, no matter what I am shopping for., Pictures, yoga and Food of course.
What is your greatest fear?
Helplessness, autophobia and Losing closest persons.
Which historical figure do you most identify with?
Gautama Budha, in the aspect of introspection.

Which living person do you most admire?
RajniKanth for his grounded nature inspite of being worshipped as a demi god, he know his roots.

What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
Restlessness., I get easily irked when I find people who fake., n lack of serenity to accept things that I can’t change, Sensitiveness sometimes which puts me in trouble., Autophobia N yes dirty bathroom phobia
What is the trait you most deplore in others?
Ill-mannered, self boasting, lack of concern, false prestige and selfishness.
What is your greatest extravagance?
Owning a farmhouse at a hill station.
What is your favourite journey?
any fulfilled or romantic journey is my favourite
Who is your favourite painter?
My mother, world of painting has been introduced to me by her. Whatever I have seen in my early ages were her paintings. Street side artists who often go unrecognized.
What do you consider the most overrated virtue?
Humility, which is often exploited as lameness.
On what occasion do you lie?
When truth doesn’t matter.
What do you dislike most about your appearance?
Belly fat. yuck hate it.
Which living person do you most despise?
Ruthless, crude and religion obsessed.
Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
Really?, Oh my God, u kidding me, r u sure?, love it, oopsy daisy, okie dokie
What is your greatest regret?
Not being able to continue learning music and dance.
What or who is the greatest love of your life?
My family, Moon, Coffee, n foggy hill stations
When and where were you happiest?
With dad when he pampers me, with mum when she cuddles me, with bro when he soothes me and with myluv when he does all the above 
What is your present state of mind?
Morning freshness
How would you like to die?
Without knowing, may be while I was asleep.
What is your favourite motto?
Whatever you can do, or dream, begin it. Boldness has a genius, power, n magic in it - Goethe

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Ariana said...

er..captain...hahhaa..get back to your pirate ship and zip it.
Heard of freedom of speech and yes I live in the US, so eat that.

Capt. Ajit Vadakayil said...

hi ariana,

DONT GET CAUGHT IN USA--

I HAVE DOZENS OF MY PISSED OFF INDIAN BATCHMATES AND FOREIGN EX-SHIPMATE FANS THERE --

NONE OF THEM HAVE TAKEN YOUR SLUR ON ME WELL--

BETTER COME BACK TO MUMBAI EL PRONTO.

AND I DO KNOW YOU ARE NOT FROM KERALA -- THOUGH YOU ABUSED ME BY THE WORDS -- "Mansilyan da paati"?

FOR BAFFLED ONLOOKERS --THIS MEANS " DO YOU UNDERSTAND YOU ,SHE-DOG!"

YOU AND MF HUSSIAN ARE BELONG TO THE SAME ILK--

ADVICE-- "BE MODEST, DEAR-- YOU HAVE MUST TO BE MODEST ABOUT".

oops-- i have reduced myself to this.

CAPT AJIT VADAKAYIL
..

Ariana said...

Ajit..get a grip on reality.you are going crazy and threating people online? Really?
Also,get a Life while you are at it. your psuedointellectual banter might impress the foolish, not me.
Passing your opinions on someone else but then acting like a teenager when someone passes thiers. Act your age and stop embarrasing yourself.

Capt. Ajit Vadakayil said...

hi ariana,

this is my LAST comment. i have miles to go --

you are getting better -- for, now you call me "ajit" instead of "she-dog".

there is a saying --IF YOU CANT TAKE THE HEAT, DONT TRICKLE THE DRAGON.

i am a hindu who has never said a prayer or visited a temple yet -- yet i do care for my countrymen and their sensitivities.

you cant hide behind the cloak of anonymity on the internet in the year 2011 -- and call someone a "bitch" and get away--

there several free softwares, which give you a alarm, as soon the anon soul comes on line, with google earth doing the rest--

i know your name!

i am NOT a vicious guy, nor are my good friends and ship-mates. so breathe easy-- honest! we are all WORLD CITIZENS.

thanks dear --

grace and peace!!

good bye!

capt ajit vadakayil
..

Ariana said...

Ajit,
Like I said, how is it acceptable for you to tell shobha to keep her opinions to herself on HER webpage?
Everybody is entitled to thier opinions, not yours.
you know my name?WOOhoo...big deal.
FYI I am an engineer too and instead wasting time, boasting of stupid google voodoo magic which might impress the non technological soul, suggest you don't do it and make yourself look well immature. If you dont like Shobha's opinions stay away and I dont always agree with her, but we americans take our freedom of speech very seriously. I have no place or tolerance for the intolerant and ignorant. You say you care about your country men yet you slam half the populace on your blog. Maybe you should take that time to address issues like child labor,child abuse and the thousands dying of hunger in your country as we speak.Now that would make me admire you not your mumbo jumbo.
you are free to be a hindoo or jew or whatever it is you want to be.
Nobody cares.



P.S:Sorry Shobha for making your blog a battlefield. I will take the high road from here on :)and put my energies to go out for a run :). So I rest my case.

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Pooja Rathore said...

What is your idea of happiness?
Watching a dog ..i feel very good and happy,long drives,long walks,talking to likeminded friends,excercising,working i love my work and yes earning good income via my labor of love ,change of scenary,drinking green tea ,clean dry bathrooms.
What is your greatest fear?
losing confidence.
Which historical figure do you most identify with?
Birbal for his intelligence and cleverness he had a solution to any problem put to him.
Which living person do you most admire?
Shobhaa De- i absolutely love her , i admire her bcoz she is a success in all roles of her life professionally she has made a name for herself , good marriage , great mother and a fantastic person i mean foundation of her life is based on values and principles such people are rare i am proud of my choice.
What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
overanalysing people and situations,short temper,impatience at times ,cleanliness phobia which irritates others,unorganised my clothes ,books are never in order i have tried but have given up it upsets me.
What is the trait you most deplore in others?
people who dont take care of themselves, who spit on roads i cantstandthem,overcautious,overpractical,brooders,sufferers who enjoy suffering even when they have choice,people who abuse trust, use others to meet their ends ,phonies.
What is your greatest extravagance?
Books related astrology,numerology tarot.Coming up Traveling!
What is your favourite journey?
Analysing people based on their Sun sign and bithdate.
Who is your favourite painter?
none.
What do you consider the most overrated virtue?
Dont be selfish- i think otherwise its good to be selfish sometimes and think for yourself it will help in the long run.
On what occasion do you lie?
nonessential issues.
What do you dislike most about your appearance?
i should be careful of my weight i have tendency to loose weight i quite dontlike the way i look when iam underweight.
Which living person do you most despise?
Terrrorists who kill innocent lives in the name of God,people who cheat their own country be it sports, administation etc
Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
okay,i believe,tell me.
What is your greatest regret?
not telling fewpeople who harmed me at a certain phase of my life to get off and get lost.I wish i had taught them a lesson they would remember for the rest of their lives.
What or who is the greatest love of your life?
My work , my God and people who truly care for me.
When and where were you happiest?
during childhood i would wait for my summerholidays to go to my native place and play with my cousins i was happiest then.
What is your present state of mind?
Positive,serene, grounded, confident...looking forward to the best!
How would you like to die?
I had this flash daytime sometime back about my death i was quite old and sensing something is not right may be i sensed my death was near i had a cleint in my office i listened to him and wrote a solution as i wrote the last alphabet and completed i was gone (dead)there was smile on my face that i finished my work and i could be of help to someone till my last breath.
What is your favourite motto?
"Life is beautiful live it beautifully!
Dont anticipate the worst look forward to the best!
Always be positive -
Dont compromise on values and principles -shobhaa De"
Trust life even if it scares you to death- osho tarot

George said...

What do you consider the most overrated virtue?
Patience!.. it is truly.. and liked the quote by BF.. truly inspiring..

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abbey said...

we are smiling every time and we are love in all people .It is important of over life.

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Anagha said...

Here are my answers to questions you have asked to all:
What is your idea of happiness?
:-Sunday morning....snowing outside...seating on sofa under warm rug, a big thermos of tea and spicy breakfast is ready, and start watching FRIENDs from 1st season and order on phone in between good food....this is my idea of happiness.

What is your greatest fear?

:-Being ill and dependent on anybody in old age.

Which historical figure do you most identify with?

:-Shivaji Maharaj

Which living person do you most admire?

:-Mark Zuckerberg

What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?

:-Impatience and sometimes jealousy

What is the trait you most deplore in others?

:-Peeping into other's life and commenting on any topic without knowing the truth.

What is your greatest extravagance?

:-travelling, shopping for clothes and eating in expensive resturants

What is your favourite journey?

:-Flying to any beautiful island far away from usual city chaos

Who is your favourite painter?

:-No one. as i really don't understand anything from paintings and so really do not care who paint what.

What do you consider the most overrated virtue?

:-Simple living and high thinking. High thinking is good but simple living is not always good.

On what occasion do you lie?

:-whenever I feel necessary. Depends on the situation.

What do you dislike most about your appearance?

:-My always changing weight.

Which living person do you most despise?

:-Indian politicians

What is your greatest regret?

:-My biggest regret is that I wasted hell lot of time in doing nothing than Time Pass during college days.

What or who is the greatest love of your life?

:-Myself, Money and my freedom

When and where were you happiest?

:-Oh holidays, with my hubby and also when doing time pass with my friends.

What is your present state of mind?

:-Boared and Frustrated with daily routine.

How would you like to die?

:-withing fraction of a second , without any hospital visites.

What is your favourite motto?

:-Live and let others live. Do only those things which you feel correct and best for your own life.

Anagha Datar

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Druv said...

Ariana - who died and made you the blog police?

Barking insults at others in the first place?

Take your phoney American a** back to wherever you come from.

Ariana said...

DRUV
you are nothing but a bigotted inbred idiot.
So shut the f*** up.
Who are you?ajits's chamcha?

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Shobhaa De, thrilled to see Beyonce?
Give me Shobhaa De, any day, over Beyonce!
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hi druv,

ARAINA comes in many avatars.

everybody knows who the original queen bee is.

let me give a hint-- she hates GATEWAY OF INDIA for a black car reason. she loves to abuse anonymously.

recently her avatar LUCKY insulted Aarbaz khan, his wife malaika arora and Salman Khan.

heroes other than angel hussain-SAAB?

benjamin franklin-- TEE HEEE!!

this man's face came on TIME magazines front cover .

you can see it by punching into google search DIRTY SECRETS OF BOSTON TEA PARTY- VADAKAYIL

this boston born Freemason, dressed up women as nuns, and small boys as priests for his drugged bizarre orgies.

they found skeletons of 6 children and 4 women in his London home , with drilled holes in skulls and sawed off bones, few years ago --

i have seen these photos taken by LONDON TIMES -- bones were carbon dated.

capt ajit vadakayil
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