Friday, April 25, 2008

Tagged Again! So here's more about ME.

Last Movie You Saw In A Theater:
Tare Zameen Par, Enjoy but don’t watch too many movies. Generally get dragged by the family to their favourites.

What Book Are You Reading:
Planet Polygamus by Shinie Antony &

Secret by Rhonda Byrne

Favorite Board Game:
Scrabble. Pictionary. Haven’t played any board games for ages though.

Favorite Magazine:
Good House Keeping and Wealth Insight.

Cosmopolitan Outlook Prevention India Today, Elle, Reader’s Digest. Subscribe to none, just pick randomly while shopping for grocery, and at traffic lights.

When she persuades me to go through it with her, and discuss which hair style, skirt, sun glasses, ballet flats we like, then, my daughter’s Teen Vogue.

Favorite Smells:
Love fresh Jasmine. First rain and the smell of wet earth. Kasoori Methi. Chapattis being roasted on the fire. Also baingan being roasted for bhurta.

Did you mean perfumes? ... keep changing, right now, there are three, L’eau par Kenzo, Issey Miyake L'eau D'Issey and Versace’s Bright Crystal.

Favorite Sound:
Some sparrows outside, some wind chimes, some faraway cuckoo. Sounds of a normal peaceful day.

Worst Feeling In The World:
The feeling that you’ve been cheated and you can do nothing about it. Or you can see what’s being done/or is happening is wrong but can take no action. Frustration and Worry. These can give me heart burn!

What Is The First Thing You Think Of When You Wake?
Wonder what’s the time...

Favorite Fast Food Place:
Dorabjee’s sandwiches,

McDonald’s Strawberry shake and Salad Sandwich,

Idlis floating in Sambar from Coffee House...can’t choose just one!

Future Child’s Name:
More like future grandchild...I like names like Kabir, not attached to any religion or region.

Finish This Statement. “If I Had A Lot Of Money I’d…”
Buy a spacious flat in Mumbai...Cuffe Parade. How much money did you mean? I saw these gorgeous houses opposite Gopi Birla Memorial School, in Walkeshwar....

Do You Drive Fast?
No. Though one day I will...

Do You Sleep With A Stuffed Animal?
No!!! But my cat’s always on my pillow : )

Storms-Cool Or Scary?
Love Storms. Find them exhilarating. Once I saw lightning strike last year, and once a tree nearly uprooted and once hundreds of mangoes falling off our watching storms.

What Was Your First Car?
My dad’s Maruti 800. On his insistence(read nagging), I learnt to drive on it, then never practised and didn’t drive again until a few years ago. Learnt to drive again, in the same car. It’s been with me for many years now. I love it.

Favorite Drink:
Milk flavoured with Rooh Afzah. Chilled.

Finish This Statement, “If I Had The Time I Would …..”
Create a separate blog for each Cause I feel strongly about, and update them everyday...maybe take out some Newsletters for better effect.

Do You Eat The Stems On Broccoli?
Yes, though I don’t like it. I eat it for fibre.

If You Could Dye Your Hair Any Colour, What Would Be Your Choice?
I am undecided. Healthy, clean, well cut greys OR streaked and highlighted coloured hair? I might try some dark shades of burgundy or brown. That will require regular visits to the parlour? No, I think I will keep some glossy grey strands.

Name All The Different Cities/Towns You Have Lived In.
Delhi, Mumbai, Kochi, Chennai, Vishakhapatnam, Port Blair, Wellington, Pune.

Favorite Sports To Watch:

One Nice Thing About The Person Who Sent This To You:
Dipali: I love the way she writes and the stuff she writes about, she calls herself a dinosaur but writes like she is from 2020.

Today I got tagged by Homecooked, love her food pictures and mouth watering recipes. Warning: Avoid her blog when you are hungry, it’s pure torture.

What’s Under Your Bed?
Dog basket and one doggy cushion, for pulling out conveniently, when the Lab puts up a demand.

And a suitcase (which should go in the loft) pushed underneath after scanning some old pictures stored in it.

Would You Like To Be Born As Yourself Again?
Yes. And live the same life. Maybe start blogging and driving earlier. Other minor changes.

Morning Person Or Night Owl?
Born a Morning Person...over the years I am only alert in the mornings and late evenings! So should it be both?

Over Easy or Sunny Side Up?

Favorite Place To Relax:
My room.

Favorite Pie:
Apple Pie! Just out of the oven, and the aroma of cinnamon and nutmeg all over the house. Love it best with fresh cream.

Favorite Ice Cream Flavor:
Vanilla. Black Currant for a change.

You pass this tag to –

Naive Indian

Thought Room



Tags are not compulsory, do them only if you like. Will be delighted if you came back here and let me know you've done it :)

Of All The People You Tagged This To, Who’s Most Likely To Respond First?
I just hope they do it : )


Thought Room said...


Thankyou for thinking of me. I may take a while completing it. Not really my cup of tea.

Indian Home Maker said...

thought room - you are my newest acquaintance in the blog world, I thought it would be a nice opportunity to get to know you. You write. You will find it takes some thinking, I had to rack my brains wondering what were the Eight Things I wanted to do before I die. It turned out to be a lot of fun.

Sraikh said...

Hey, I am tagged.LOL
I am trying to dp the numbers tag but am lost might do this instead..

Sraikh said...

Hmm I thought I left a comment.
I did it :)

dipali said...

Thank you:)
When did you live in Kochi? I was there from 1995 to 2001. And I've lived in Delhi, in Noida, and near Chennai. Cosmic coincidences, what?

Imp's Mom said...

hey u didn't tag me :- so i am going to flinch this :)

was fun going through ur list and I kept exclaiming, me too! u will see similarities here too :)

Anonymous said...

kochi, vizag, port blair, mumbai, wellington, pune... are you a navy wife or were you a navy brat growing up? That string of locations had me wondering.

Your favorite smells brought my childhood back to me!

Great post.

Another Kiran

Homecooked said...

Hey nice list :) And you have a mango tree in your garden....I am so jealous!

Anonymous said...

Finished the tag, finally ;)

Anonymous said...

where did my comment go?!!!:(

Indian Home Maker said...

Sraikh Enjoyed reading your list!

Indian Home Maker said...

Dipali Lived in Kochi 2001-2002. You left and we reached:) Loved the place. We had two coconut trees and one huge mango tree, where many cats rested, and practised climbing.
...have lived in Delhi and Mumbai for the longest time, and love Bombay the best. One year in NOIDA, but I hated the place, power cuts all the time, it was like living in a village:(

Indian Home Maker said...

Imp's mom YOU ARE TAGGED! Waiting to read your list. Another tag about what's in your hand bag follows this one.

Indian Home Maker said...

homecooked unfortunately, we do not have a mango tree where we live now, but did have in three of the many houses we have lived in. It was great and somehow each house and tree also had cats who promptly adopted us. On one we hung a tyre for my kids to use as a swing.

Indian Home Maker said...

philip enjoyed your list, loved your 8 wishes:)

Indian Home Maker said...

Mandira is that comment by anonymous yours? No? ...could you please do resend it!What did it say?

Jyoti said...

done :) long time no post and this tag was just waiting for me :P

Indian Home Maker said...

jyoti - coming over right away......

Alankrita said...

One more week of this semester, then I promise I will reply to your tag.. I did not know you had tagged me!