Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Main aisa hee hoon

A couple of days ago , as I stood before the mirror trying to decide if I look like George Clooney or Matt Damon , my cellphone rang . I glanced on the number as it ran across the screen . It was a friend , and a female friend at that . Never the one to turn down a girl's call , I picked it up , flipped open the phone and said a seductive 'Hi' . Now she is not the kind who would wake up , clean the mandir , water the tulsi plant and then proceed to sing Anoop Jalota's bhajans all day . So I wasnt expecting her to recite anything too religious from her , but as soon as I said a 'Hi' , she exhaled loudly and said -

'Munnu , tune apne last blog pe comments dekhe ? Duniya walo ne teri le li !.'

Now , for all engineering students and other spoilt people , I dont need to explain what 'duniya walo ne teri le li' means. As for the beautiful minded people of this nation , it means , well , that the people did not like what they read , and I am very polite when I explain it that way.

Now , I need to be somewhere in about an hour , so cannot explain much , nor do I need to , but sach , I am beyond the stage when the admiration or abuses affect me . So bhookh hartaal karo , buses jala do , tamaatar maaro , jo karna hai kar lo yaar , good or bad , this is me .

48 comments:

Tanmay said...

aisi bhi kya jaldi hai dost post karne ki. keep up to your standards!

Anonymous said...

main aisa hi hun?
you sound snobbish, and this is not the Abhinav that many of us interpreted to be.

Garam Bheja Fry said...

aisa laga hai scrap kar diya ho!!! arey bhaiya post wost karo scrap orkut par likhna!!

kam se kam itna badaa to likho ki ek baar scroll karna pade..bhaaijaan!!

sushant said...

and thats the way it should be. stay the way you are, and ofcourse you dont need me to tell you that ..

amlan nanda said...

i have been into your blogs for quite a while and its amazing really.
contrary to what u want us to believe,
ur lateral thinking abilities blow me off :)
hope i wrote half as naturally as u do!!

keep writing,
we simply love it.

PS: hope u dont mind if i link ur blogs to mine. ;)
mine is www.amlannanda.blogspot.com

tc.

Shekhar said...

Sahi hai. Bhaiya, jaisan ho, waisan hi raho..duniya waalon ko jaane do tel lene..

arshat Chaudhary said...

Abbe whats wrong with all these guys?
Who said a post has to be long...It should be funny...And thts how this post is!
Abhi yaar,logon ka patah nahi but I like this post...

Anonymous said...

If ur last piece pisses so many people I dont see why u should'nt apologize or give a disclaimer or something.
U would have expected that if someone said the same about delhiites!!

Though I dont think it was racist but sure was very ignorant of you.

anoop said...

If ur last piece pisses so many people I dont see why u should'nt apologize or give a disclaimer or something.
U would have expected that if someone said the same about delhiites!!

Though I dont think it was racist but sure was very ignorant of you

Anoop said...

maybe u dont care what people care about u, but u should definitely mind what u tell about others,

Juggy said...

So its a personal blog!!
Visit if you like don't visit if u don't!! Whats the fuss about!! :S
Keep on writing dude!! Be what you are; why change for others!! :D

Anonymous said...

munnu, aap bhi le lo yaar duniya walo ki.

I wud say it's impossible to remain indifferent to the comments but I wud still buy that 'indifference' crap from you as your resilience is quite admirable.

Surya Ragunaathan said...

I believe in a civilised democratic society, each and everyone of us has the right to an opinion, however flawed it might be, as it is in your critics's (if I may call them that) case.

Anyways, most of those who opposed to ur posts calling them 'racial' had better look upto the dictionary and get their semantics (on Racism) right...Its hilarious to see people responding this way to a post thats Faaaaaaaaaaaaaaaar from being racist...I think ye log news channels bohot dekhte hain...I always knew NDTV and Aaj Tak are dangerous and can influence...Anyways, Abhi, Duniya leti hai toh lene de, tu bus mazaa le! :) :)

Surya Ragunaathan said...

On second thoughts, I think Anup Jalota's bhajans will help these guys...thoda dimaag ko thandak milega..hehe!

Anonymous said...

I guess lots of people were upset because they were offended by your last post about North Indians. It did not affect me and i dont think that you are a racist or something. But its a little bit surprising to see another post from you in such a short time, that too depicting your apology and willingness to respond/react. I mean, that sounded like a quick and desperate attempt to clear something.
Anyways, I like reading your blog.
Aman
Jaipur (I am not a north indian)

mini'mum' said...

~laughs~
be urself:)

Marlee said...

Abhinav, nobody's asking you to change! A little consideration to other people's sensitivities will be good!

Thisisme said...

hey abhi..duniya gayi bhaad mein..tumhe jo likhna hai likho..after all ..this is UR space :)
woh suna hai na..kuch toh log kahenge..logon ka kaam hai kehna :P

Anshuman said...

duniya jae tel lene..jaise ho mast ho.. keep rocking :)

Bullshee said...

hey dude....i read ur posts a lot, and this time I too agree with your critics.

It's not that anybody is abusing you....but you have a lot of readers, and you influence them in some subtle way or the other.

So you have a kind of responsibility to keep stuff that hurts other people out of your writing...

By asking in your post:"Why are there so many North Eastern people in Bangalore:, it sounds like you don't want them there! Whoa dude, bad way to phrase that sentence, and even me, with my minimal brain activity could sense that....

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Anonymous said...

The classic frikkin answer from..oh-i'm-hotshot-don-giv-a-damn-abt-others-attitude

If ur last post proved hw ignorant n biased u can bcome to whip up some 'fun-factor' in ur posts...this post goes one step ahead for ur loser self..this is no way u treat ur esteemed readers

and for ur blind-folded so called fans like surya ranganathan who advise ppl to listen to bhajans...i thnk its time for them to come out of their refer-dic-for-evry-damn-thng shell...and think outside..think real

XioniX said...

dude..

u hav a good blog man... dont let some crazy scrambled nuts (who r probably jealous of all the attention u get, tell u otherwise)

I mean... the core of your blog lies in its subtle sarcastic humor... people who cant take humor they way it was intended should go find something better to do than jus pass useless comments for no apparent reason than popularity and because they hav got nothing worthwile to do with their lives...

keep up the good work man... and dont let such external factors influence u...:)

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Anonymous said...

"I am beyond the stage when the admiration or abuses affect me ."

And still this half-apologetic half-cocky post? :)

Truth be said, the noodle-stall post was more racist than funny, and the good thing about your writing is that you really don't need to stoop to levels of insensitivity to be humorous.

Hope to read something genuinely funny soon.

- Tara

Anonymous said...

Dude,I think you are fine…for those who think tat was racist this link might help

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Vinodh said...

Hey dude,
no worries carry on..even I call names of northies in my blog :)...and many who branded u as racist wud have done that...poking fun at southies, blacks.

If ur post was racist I think all the sardarji jokes these guardians-of-sensitivity laugh and passaround is heights of it.

Afterall the fact remains that the NE guys wear those weird western (fake branded)outfits,tatoos and roam around the city with their own group of lookalikes. If they are so much into india whats stopping them from befriending the local guys, surely all are not averse.

So wats wrong in mocking at it. They shud look at themselves and change for better.

anupam jha said...

Yes Boss this is class,damn keep it up,you are writing blog,ur life ur days ur thoughts ...its indeed shallow how ppl reacts.Only u know and very few what it takes to forget unforgettable past and get what we always cherished as a 20 year old kid! all the best awesome post just chilllllll..........

Anshul Agrawal said...

As usual nice post boss... dnt worry wat ppl have to say abt it but continue writing... kepp the good work alive...

perspective girl said...

let the dogs bark and wht they say, haathi chaley bazaar.. isn't it?

anyways, true, why bother about people!?

chill. have a good day.

nammo said...
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MINDfreak said...

Muahahahahahahahahahahahaha!

That's all I gotta say to this one... Here's a dude... all out to prove he is indifferent to compliments and criticism... and he proves it by writing an entire blog post abt it... Amazing dedication man, u indeed just proved u're totally indifferent to compliments and comments... Lol, by dedicating spance on ur blog to a post to say that u dont care what people wrote abt the last post...

THIS IS AWESOME!

I rest my case! U truly dont care enuff abt the comments on the last post and u never cud care enuff to write a blog post to say u didnt care!

Ivan said...

The Indian Penal Code, under sections 153 (A), 153 (B) and 505, makes promotion of disharmony, feelings of enmity and hatred or ill-will on grounds of race punishable with imprisonment and fine.

Have fun.

Anonymous said...

Good work Ivan.
Hats off to you.

In Search Of Love said...

Oh ho seems like same anonymous comments flew in directly from the last post to this one.

Arre yaar blog is someone's journal. It's not written for people's approval. It' there thoughts/feelings/experiences. If somebody else have any problem with what is written then either don't read it or deal with it.

Learn to laugh at yourself chillax & seriously look up "Russell Peters" in Youtube. I tell you, that dude is the funniest Indian, man!!!

Abhi, be yourself, but not too much (you gotta have friends memorized to get my puns,man!)
`Ashwani

arpana said...

*eye brow raised - amused grin *
lol

The Girl Who Sold The World said...

Good way to answer all the you're-so-racist-that-you-should-be-lynched comments. I came here after a looooong time and it's fun to see that your posts are still as good...in fact, even better.:D And to all the whingeing masters, why not just look at all this a little bit calmly AND rationally? As long as there's no malice in a joke, labelling it as racist or some other jazz like that is asinine to the extreme. Doesn't the whole country laugh on and pass around the usually hilarious Sardarji jokes? [I love them too...and I'm a Sikh. Sue me]. Like Vinodh pointed out in a previous comment, that could be called the height of racism too but it really is not. Someone or the other has to be the butt of a joke and like I've said before, there's no harm in laughing over it in a non-malicious way. As for the good ol' Samaritans who are quoting IPC here, I might as well remind that the same thing gives us the freedom of speech too as a fundamental right. And no, the last post didn't count as a "seditious/communal/other blah speech" at all.
Oh,and please DO check out Russel Peters on YouTube as someone else also suggested. He might be able to clean your twisted ideas a bit. Let's see how you stage a dharna against his comments on Indians.

Jeet said...

Keep doing what you are doing. What is this world gonna be if we are not allowed to make fun of each other. Problems only occur when we forget the humor in everyday life.

But if everyone starts beating you up..i would be the one in the corner yelling "maaro saale ko"
tc

Anonymous said...

rock solid

hitting with attitude

ssjha said...

While googling about the IIMs i got urs blog. it was quite interesting and i loved each post i read. i am still going through the post but now sequentially from the start.
I found many of the similarities in the way that u have talked about the rat race or the person named aishwaria rai. the expectations and what not. also about the lack of so called competitive spirits or the looking at the small happiness.

scarlett said...

wat a way to say you dont care ! wow! that shows how much you do. be yourself dude, why project yourself to be someone you are not?

mesmerized said...

hhahahah ... i donno if your being racist, or if your justifying yourself, ... im not here to judge you ...... your post are just amusing, and a great read......!!!!!!! :)

lavender tulips said...

I didn't check how old this post is before I clicked on 'leave a comment' but the rest of the people reading and leaving messages- grow up.
Just because you stalk this author day in and day out, waiting to reply on his posts doesn't make you an expert on him or his life.
Freedom of speech exists for a reason, if you don't like what you're reading then bugger off. This isn't being written for you. Go, get a life!! What you think is exactly that- an opinion. So keep it to yourself & see this blog for the comic value it mostly has, plus the actualy humane emotion this guy comes out with. Only sometimes though :)

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