Tuesday, November 27, 2007

My friends are not useless :)

Hello peeps..!

I've always thought that my friends are useless but guess what..they managed to occupy their place in the front page of THE TIMES OF INDIA (ahmedabad version - 5th novemeber 2007).

Check out the following article.

Hookah no bar at home

Ahmedabad: It’s hip, it’s cool and it’s in...but it’s also banned, at least, in public places. Which is why, there’s all the more reason to take the fad home.

The city hookah bars downed shutters after police officials cracked down on several of these on August 27, citing reasons like minors taking to smoking and restaurants violating licensing norms. But this was no dampener for city’s youngsters.

Tapan Bhagat, a young businessman, headed for the nearest antique shop to get a hookah of his own. Today, his home is a hang-out for his friends, flushed with flavoured molasses, tobacco and hookah as accompaniments.

Get-togethers over a hookah have hit conservative homes too. Tapan (21) says, “Initially, my mother did not like the idea at all. But when I explained her that hookah was not harmful and promised that the house would not smell of flavoured tobacco, she was convinced. Later, my father also tried it and now, sometimes both of us smoke together”.

For Sahil Sheth (21), who is pursuing a masters degree in commerce, smoking a hookah at home is more fun. Sahil says, “I have had hookah at home for a long time, but now I use them frequently. I found that smoking hookah at home was more fun as I can set the ambience according to my taste.”

Some have even gone to the extent of getting ingredients for their newfound interest from abroad. “A friend of mine who was in the US got me the self-lighting coal which does not need a sigdi but can be lit by a match-stick,” said Sahil. Anand Swami (25), a corporate executive, felt hookah bars were expensive. “At the hookah bars, having hookah followed by food would cost us nothing less than Rs 700. At home, I can enjoy the same hookah for just Rs 4,” he says.

With police having banned ‘hookah bars’ in Ahmedabad, youths have procured their own and enjoy puffing at home

Courtesy : Vasundhara Vyas TNN

Thursday, November 8, 2007

ISA days

Those days would never ever come back..:(

It would definitely hurt everytime i'll see October(0) in my blog archieve. I sincerely apologise for absolutely no activities in the month of october. All blame and accusations to my laziness.

This post has been uploaded on the special request of my ISA friends.I sincerely dedicate the post to my ISA batchmates.I've tried to compile all the incidents that i could recall of and which would help me and my friends to refresh our ISA memories everytime we go through this post.

Indian School, Al-ain, Abu-Dhabi ( ISA )

My ISA journey started in 2000 when i shifted to UAE in 10th std. Since then i've gathered so many memories tht could hardly be forgotten in my whole life.

10th GRADE

1) Coke Spilling incident :).
Main culprits :- Masood and Nahas.

2) Shakir's attempt to turn a circular into a pornocular ;).

3) Wassem sir's classes at Salem's house.

4) Hindi Classes ( Adnan's and Osman's love-hate relationship ).

11th and 12th GRADE

1) Attempt to sit on principal's and headmaster's chair.

2) "He rotated his underpants".

3) "What kind of doctors and engineers will u become..before opening thepatient, he'll die".

4) Hasan - shirli - allah-rakha.

5) Picnic to SAFA PARK, DUBAI - KFC - Football.

6) Couch Attack on Bhami - smashed, thrashed and crashed by headmaster.

7) "kachra"-"they dont even read the newspapers"-"Manglish"-- Omen sir.

8) Sylesh sir's classes at his place - Bin Ali - Choittram - night stay - Blue streak.

9) Iftaar parties @ Reshad's, Mohsin's, Shabin's, Osman's and Salem's place.

10) Himadri's b'day party - deos - lunch box - potatoes - sex stories.

11) "As early in the morning, as early in the morning, as early in the morning, before the breakfast" - Class song.

12) Dynamic and GenX.

13) Raes in library - truth or dare.

14) Osman - Ayesha - Masood (love traingle ;)).

15) Plans to shut off lights @ 25th Annual function.

16) Cricket match : ISA vs OOEHS where ISA thrashed OOEHS badly.

17) Sport's day.

18) Raes's - bathroom slip.

19) Al-Ain Mall visits.

20) Cricket @ Alwyn's place.

21) Football @ Salem's place.

22) Hassan's farting stories.

23) Bettino's place - pondi.

24) Alwyn's b'day party.

25) My b'day party.

26) Priyaraj's play.

27) Salem's and Raes's dance.

28) Flicking stories..;).