Zayn Malik, Nirbhaya And Other Mega Face-Palm Moments

Disclaimer – The below mentioned incidents are true to the best of my knowledge (which is not much to go by, I know) and *may* contain exaggerations.

Some people know something. Many people know nothing. And when these two types clash, you can expect some fireworks and (mega) face-palms.

You guys have probably met my freaker zombie friend, Sanjana. She is someone who rocks at making other people’s ears bleed with her (non)sense.

So this was back when Ellie Goulding was a rage in the school with Love Me Like You Do. Every self-respecting teenager had atleast heard of Ellie Goulding with all that talk about her. So it came as a surprise when my friend and I were singing that song in an annoying shrill voice and THIS happened…

Friends: So love me like you do, la la love me like you do..

Sanjana: Ugh! I hate this song!!! He’s got such a stupid sing-song voice!

Me: He?

Sanjana: He, you know. Zayn Malik. The guy who sung Love Me Like You Do? He sounds like a girl!





Me: Guess what? The new Juvenile Justice Act  just came into force! I’m really happy that the age has been reduced from 18 to 16!

Moonisah: Really? That’s so cool! Finally, everybody gets justice.

Sanjana: I know, right! Finally, we have the right to vote at the age of 16 itself!

Me (*almost spits out the water that I was drinking*): WHAT?!?!?!

Moonisah (*taking a deep breath*): Sanajana, have you ever heard of Nirbhaya?

Sanajana (*looking genuienely surprised at our reaction*): The name sounds familiar…who is she again?


God save our souls.


Me: Guys, I’m so excited for the Indo-Pak match!!!

Amith: I know! I hope India wins!

Vineet: Yeah, and Rohit Sharma plays so well in Eden Gardens!

Moonisah: I know! But I never understood why he was never included in the national squad…I mean, he plays so well in the IPL!

Me, Amith, Vineeth (*horrified expression*):




Not that I myself wasn’t the cause of such facepalms before…but that is for another day!

In celebration of the Mega-Facepalm Spring Equinox (okay, I just made that up), share your facepalm moments in the comments below!

Cheers, and a Happy Easter!

Peace to the victims of Brussels’ terror attacks.



England Razes Australia To Ashes

The Ashes!

The Ashes!

I am probably the only cricket fan to be more worried with Michael Clarke retiring than England winning the Ashes.

Michael Clarke!

Michael Clarke!

Face it, Pup is one of the best Test cricketers our generation has ever seen. With a top score of 329* and an overall score of 8,615 in Tests, you just cannot deny that Clarke is THE BEST.

I’ve always had a crush on him and was shattered when he announced his retirement from ODIs. Now that he has retired from Tests, I’m sure I’ll never enjoy Australia playing again.

Maybe I just have to hope that his last match at the Oval turns out great. Goodbye Pup.. 😦

Oh, I almost forgot. Congratulations to England for successfully making Michael Clarke retire winning  the Ashes!

Creative Blogger Award!

Very creatively designed badge.

Very creatively designed badge.

First of all, I’d like to thank Holly @ Nut Free Nerd for nominating me for this wonderful award.

The Rules:

  • Nominate 15-20 blogs and notify all nominees via their social media/blogs
  • Thank and post the link of the blog that nominated you (very important)
  • Share 5 facts about yourself to your readers
  • Pass these rules on to them

And the nominees are:

And here are five random facts about myself:

Linkin Park

Linkin Park

  1. I think that Linkin Park is the best band ever. Most of my poems are inspired by their powerful lyrics and music. Admit it, they have empathised with how you feel at least once in your life. And Chester Bennington is the best singer/screamer ever!
AB de Villiers

AB de Villiers

2. AB de Villiers of South Africa is my favourite cricketer. He is one of the best batsmen the world has ever seen, and a man of his grace, calibre, skill, and humility will be never seen again.



3. I am an optimistic loser and a pessimistic winner. Everybody who knows me have sooner or later realized this. So steer clear off my blog if I announce I’ve won something (including this award). Or suffer through a week of posts dripping with despair and negativity.


4. I’m an animal person. I bond with cats and dogs bond with me. I just love animals, because they are the only creatures in this whole world who love you for what you are, and not for your financial status, or intelligence, or something like that.

Marvel Heroes!

Marvel Heroes!

5. I love superhero films! From The Avengers to The X-Men Series, I’ve made it my goal to watch and analyse every single superhero possible. I’m more of a Marvel person than of DC, but I really love Batman. My personal favourites are Ironman (thanks to Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark) and Wolverine.

Two Minutes of Silence

I celebrated my birthday two weeks back, and this is the “birthday resolution” I took: to maintain two minutes of silence every single day.

Okay, I admit, this sounds stupid. Why on Earth would I do anything like that? I love chattering like a monkey, and the only time I ever shut up is when I sleep. Even then, I sometimes laugh in my sleep. Embarrassing.

No, I’m not trying to curb an addiction, I can remain silent when I wish too. Plus, talking is one of my greatest skills, as I can melt even hearts of iron with sweet, buttery, flattery.

I was influenced to keep two minutes of silence by Philip Hughes, the Australian cricketer ( who died on 27/11 after getting struck by a bouncer bowled by Sean Abbot) and the seventh anniversary of the 26/11 attacks.

That set me thinking. There are millions of people who die everyday-whether due to terror attacks, accidents, or just a plain old natural death. Even terrorists have families: families they love and care for.

Whatever the case may be, every soul which has entered the other world deserves respect and remembrance. There may not be anybody left for them, so, I keep two minutes of silence for them, praying for them, and praying for the good of the world.

However big or small, each soul needs two minutes of silence. And that’s what I can do. Maintain two minutes of silence. Two minutes of love, respect, prayers, and hope for them and the world.

I would like to end with this poem:

I cannot say, and I will not say
That he is dead. He is just away.
With a cheery smile, and a wave of the hand,
He has wandered into an unknown land
And left us dreaming how very fair
It needs must be, since he lingers there.
And you—oh you, who the wildest yearn
For an old-time step, and the glad return,
Think of him faring on, as dear
In the love of There as the love of Here.
Think of him still as the same. I say,
He is not dead—he is just away.”
James Whitcomb Riley



IPL Forever!!!

NO! NO! This CANNOT happen! And if it DOES happen, I CANNOT live!!!

Okay. Cool down, girl, cool down.

Just because the underworld don took over the IPL (Indian Premier League) does not mean you can stop enjoying it. But NO! The crazy guy’s gonna CANCEL it, JUST BECAUSE that match’s organizer didn’t give him a FREE ticket??? What the hell!!!

Sob! That means no more fun-filled vacations with cousins, munching snacks and cheering your favorite team ( Go RR Go!!!)…No more disputes with friends over the best-looking cricketer (And I still say it IS Virat Kohli ❤ ❤ )…No more celebrations and deliberations over the team ruling the roost (whether CSK or RCB)…And no more mad running around the house screaming with joy, or wailing with sorrow, over your fave team’s victory or defeat. No more fun thinking of awesome overseas players playing for your home team (Shane Watson and RR is a match made in IPL heaven). Oh damn.A great family-bonding league will be lost forever.

Well, I have to resort to other means to watch my fave form of cricket. No more telly watching. Switch to the Internet. Hail You Tube! But oh well, that mafia can’t bear to see us happy, so I guess he’ll block that too…

Why is my life so miserable suddenly???

For Writing 101, Day Fifteen