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Haven’t had a contest for a long long time now, I have also run out of jokes or what to say (you can stop laughing as me not having something to say , seldom happens), I have been lucky too.. Haven’t had any thumbs downs or other controversies come up lately , Not been used as a hired gun too lately .. SO ALL IS WELL IN THE BLOGWORLD at least for me it seems .. phewwwwwwwwwwwww , that’s why the happy mood to give away the award although many may not still like it ..

ALSO Christmas is coming .. Santa is getting ready with all the gifts and presents , so I thought I will start before him.. for once, he comes no will remember the mare mortal me ….. I thought I will catch you all early he he he he

So here is the question…

What might this be , I mean the WHITE stuff in the picture ..  Not the trees and the fields in the background 🙂   To win I am looking for what it is  and where it is coming from ? 

So get your thinking hats on ..

And this is what you win .. For correct answers ..

I have set the Comment Moderation on .. (the first  Five get the award and the Next Five will get a big thank you for participating 🙂 )… well they did say its not all about winning . its the participation that matter most ..

Thank you for participating

Can you guess which one is Frosty and Which is flake..  Flake is the Male snowy owl and Frosty is the Female.. ?

The Winners are …  DRUMROLLLLSSSSSSSSssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss — CLAPPPSssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss Tain tain tainnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn

1. Farida Rizwan of  Chapters From My Life

2. My ERA of  The Era I lived in

3 NriGirl of NRIGirl 

4. Andy of Thoughts of Beauty in the Stillness of Dawn

5. Punam  of Dreamzz forever

6.  Jaish from JaishWrites 

7.Techie2Mom of techie2mom

8. Andro of Androgoth

9.Vinay of  MUKTA MANASSU

10.The Holy Lama

and This is what you win

Your Prize..

Thank you to every one who participated :- here is something for the effort ..

Thank you All..

See you again on the next contest …

Ps:- I did not get time to watermark the pictures, so please don’t copy them without permission 🙂  If you want them just email , I can email you the originals.. Thanks.

Right haven’t had a contest for ages .. so how about this little one .. Can you guess what this is

And this is what you win .. For correct answers .. I have set the Comment Moderation on ..

Bonus question :- What part do you see 🙂

Thank you for participating

Ps:- 30/august/2012 – I am closing the contest now , But you can still reply the answer 🙂

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I also participated in  apd-loverscove.blogspot.com  Lover’s Cove Challenge #4.. In short, you must come up with a line of 15 words or less and your line must continue on in thought based on what the previous person on the linky wrote!

Previous link was :- “I would rise and fly high till I touch the sky, conquering an eternal bliss.”

My line is :- “The bliss I feel… Ah it transports me into a world so enchanting, and suddenly, I am set free…”

Long time back there was a contest, it was funny , You had to write some incidents where by you wanted to Whack or slap someone , it has got me thinking of all those incidents that have taken place , Now when I think they turn out to be a bit funny, but when they happened they were surely WHACK WHAM thoughts … What we did after the incident how we coped is strange then how we would now…

Baraat:-  My friend’s wedding. He had invited his college friends and work mates, It was a Hindu wedding scheduled for night, as we made way for hall dancing having fun in front of baraat, one of his work colleagues was burning crackers

I asked him very politely “Can I have a Patakha (cracker) “ he gave me one

I then asked Can I have a light , he replied in Haryanvi “Light to hum na deven” (wont give you the light)

I mean WTF I wanted to whack this person so hard. What sort of answer is this ?
Lucky for him Someone gave me a light.

Being in a Group:-
We were watching a movie in KC cinema Chandigarh Dirty harry, about 15-20 in group, for some reason as the movie finished a person from our group got up and slapped the guy sitting in the front row.

I remember getting so angry, I wanted to hit the living daylights out of him, lucky for my best friends took me away.
How can you do this, without any reason just slap a person, Why do some people get so bold when in a group while usually they are scary cats.. I hate people who take advantage of being in a group… it doesn’t make them brave, just shows how pathetic they are…

Colour of Skin: – On job we were driving on high street, I saw two guys bend over a car, doing something to a number plate, I stopped the car, got out, on seeing me they walked off.

I made them stop, asked what they were doing with the number plate of the car. One big bloke replies nothing. I told the guy that I saw them.

To my utter disgust he replied “SO, is it because of colour of my skin”

AAAAH wish I was not at work… would have whacked him, I hate people who use this Racism excuse… Since I could not whack him I told him “Well for your information you are Indian, I am Indian where the hell colour of skin come into it…”

Bribes: – At Delhi Airport, flight was four hours late, I was tired, sleepy and HOT. Standing in queue when my turn came the immigration officer took passport, twiggled around it, this page that page, scanned under UV, checked the picture few times.
I made a silly remark on the picture saying “I was handsome like that once “. He did not like it, he turned my passport puts it aside, asked me to step aside and wait.

Calls in 2 -3 people all white people, without a question “hello sir” “Welcome to India Sir”… all the niceties, stamps there passport off they go…

A bit later a person comes asking me what’s the matter, “ I have no clue mate”
On seeing the scotch bottles in my Duty-Free bag, “Sahib ko Ek offer kar do, jaane denge”.  (offer a bottle to the officer, he will let you go) I was aghast .. Took out my ID card shoved it up his face and Said “Get your sahib to call his Bigger sahib to have a word with me “.

I went mad I told them I am going to report if I see that officer again he is going to get a SLAP on his face… HOW ATROCIOUS can it be … Suddenly I got a VIP treatment…?

HORNS: – I wish One day I can just get out , walk to the car behind mine, get the driver out and WHACK them… then ask them… “Why are you so adamant on blowing the HORN”.

I mean it’s a busy intersection, a set of lights facing you has a big RED LIGHT on… which in every sense means STOP… So I am stopped … waiting for it to turn green… which means GO… when it turns green I will go.
Why is it that people in their cars, behind you start to blow the horn when they know and SEE the red light… common sense says that I can-not drive my car… So what’s the use of blowing the horn…?

It makes me so angry… I would whack everyone…

So what do you think are your WHACK THEM.. stories 🙂

Contest and Award :- What do you see … (3)  I have finally got to declaring the 5 winners of the contest, I know its taken a long time , as it was tedious for me to make name slips of everyone who gave the right answers and then asking a colleague to pick up 5 names .. 

Thank you all for participating and it seems Everyone has almost got the answers correct, So after much deliberation and talking to a couple of blogger friends , I thought The award will go ot the First Five who commented.

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1.  The other side of Life

2. Deepak Karthik (I remember the threats you gave me , of burning everything is you don’t won, I got afraid toooo ) he he he h

3. Simran

4. Rosy

5. Swarnali

Please do accept this award as and when you get time, I will email each of you on the email address you have used to add the comments..

Thank you for participating

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They say its not the winning but the participation that matters .. SO Thank you to everyone who took time out of their busy schedule to come and read the post and comment too, so here’s to all of you ..

Thank you All..

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On the post  Bikramism’s What to do for Fun:) .. part 4 I had promised to tell what Two of the list I have been involved in , well here it is I have done

1. If it’s a general store or a big food shop, What we can do is Get some  boxes of condoms and randomly put them in other people’s carts when they are not looking.  

This was at the Birmingham airport, One of my friends was getting married and we were to go for his stag do to brussels, It was an evening flight, which got delayed by 4 hours , we had already had enough to drink so there was no chance we could have drunk more and allowed to board the plane , so we thought of what we can do which will be funny, When my turn came BOOTS (the pharmacy in the departures lounge) looked very inviting and some of the boxes of condoms found their way into the que of people standing to be served .. HOW they reached there I have no idea .. I was drunk so I don’t recollect he he he he , blame it on the alcohol .. nothing to do with me

2.  Get into a fitting room, shut the door, wait awhile, and then Yell very loudly, ‘Hey! There’s no toilet paper in here.’

This was again on of those stupid dares, nothing worth telling other than the face of the guy standing in front of the changing rooms was worth taking a snap shot of my friends said , Also I was told by a few of you who have emailed me that I should have taken one of those prank scents , that gave out a smelly smell.. to have made it more real.

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Last but not the least the Guest Post The Little Children of India  I had given for Rachna Parmar of Rachna Says  got picked up by blogadda as their Tangy Tuesday pick.

I would like to thank Rachna for giving me the opportunity , and thanks to all the lovely people who read that post and commented there, If not then do have another look.

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Well there you go all in all a very good last week  and a lovely start to the month of june I guess 🙂  other than off course the crappy weather we are having , which is making me go mad. It been raining os much , I guess the few days of sunshine that we had a week ago was the summers for us in UK. Please do pray that we do get some sunshine. I am so looking forward to all the flowers and plants that I have sown to grow, they are all being over watered and i fear a few more of these days and they will all be spoilt.. the lupins have flowered but the wind has brought them down to the ground … We need SUN..

Hope you all are having a great JUNE …

What do you think about this Picture .. Any guesses … I am going to give a Award to the one who can Guess it honestly …. I know I am a Miser I will give to only 5 people :) so get going … All the best ..

All the pictures below are genuine logo’s of reputed companies but they all have very unique interesting things to see in the Logo.. Can you see what it is ..  AND NO CHEATING PLEASE :)

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I have set moderation for this one.. This what you get 🙂

All the best

All the best 🙂

Thursday Challenge “STAIRS” (Straight, Spiral, Indoor, Outdoor, Fire Escape,…)

up the Stairs and wooooooooooooooooooooooosshhhhhhh back..

Anyone coming with meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee 🙂

Another funny one .. I got this as an email, somewhere in Delhi .. don’t know if its morphed or seriously someone did this ..

Stairs to ????

So then who all are party to come along with me.. and also reply to Stairs to ?

What do you think about this Picture .. Any guesses … I am going to give a Award to the one who can Guess it honestly .. If more then One people , then I will do a Lotto to pick the name out.. I know I am a Miser I will give to only 5 people :) so get going … All the best ..

All the pictures below are genuine logo’s of reputed companies but they all have very unique interesting things to see in the Logo.. Can you see what it is .. AND NO CHEATING PLEASE 🙂

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Do  you see the arrow between the second “E”  and “x” ??

I had never noticed this before. {but i will every time i see it NOW!}

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2nd and  3rd “t’s”  are two people sharing a tortilla over a bowl of salsa.

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Probably  the world’s most famous bike race. The “R” in “Tour” is a cyclist –  yellow circle front wheel of bicycle.

This is what you get 🙂

All the best 🙂

Update:- I have put the replies I was expecting. Thank you all for participating and it seems Everyone has almost got the answers correct, So after much deliberation and talking to a couple of blogger friends , I thought The award will go ot the First Five who commented.

Clapssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss– Drummmm ROLLLLLSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSssssss… TAAAAAA DDDDAaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

1. Sunny
2. IHM
3. Rahul Aggarwal
4. My ERA
5. Bhavia

A special mention here for a very very very Innovative and a Reply which I am sure no one would have guessed ever .. I am going to cut paste it here

All the three logos have the name of chemical element in them.

          Fedex – Fe  – Ferrum

          Tostitos – I – Iodine

          Le tour de France – Fr – Francium

Specially the award goes to  KIRTIVASAN

Thank you everyone for participating, Next contest coming out soon 🙂

I had NCC in college Air Wing. We had a Vayu-Sainik Camp which was to be held in Lucknow. Prior to that, a Pre-Vayu Sainik camp was held in Ludhiana, Punjab, where contingents from all over Punjab and Haryana participated where we were to be selected to represent Punjab.We boarded a train from Ludhiana to Lucknow.  As it so happened, it was the time when the Ayodhya problem was going on. The trains were filled up with people going to Ayodhya. We found that our bogey was already full of such people and no one agreed to give us space to sit, although we had the bogey all booked. So, what happened next,  happened in a jiffy.Someone pushed my friend Babbar and everything went haywire. The whole group of cadets went berserk. We threw each one of those guys out of the bogey to reclaim our berths. And so started the adventure, on the journey towards Lucknow.

Early morning, the train stopped at a place called Bareilly.It was a bit cold and the tea vendors came serving tea in earthen pots. Mahipal is another friend of mine who is very naughty and pulls pranks every now and then. Well, he was sitting on the berth next to the door.He was ordering tea for everybody. We all thought Mahipal is being very hearty buying tea for everyone, little did we know of his plan. Well, the train blew the horn, ready to move, and we could hear the guy arguing with him over some money. As the train started to move, we could hear the tea guy saying “Babu ji, paisa de do.. Nahin to acha nahin hoga”(give me the money or it wont be good for you)… but Mahipal did not budge. As the train caught speed, we could not believe what the tea man did!  He filled a couple of cups with HOT TEA and threw it inside at us!!! And NOW, Mahipal had no SMILE, he was actually in pain where the hot tea had spilt on him. I would have loved to have a Camera at that time to take some pictures of full of Pain Mahipal 🙂

Just got over this episode, when we found that one of the cadets, oh bless! I have forgotten his name let’s call him “A”, he was found hanging for dear life at the door of the next bogey. We could see him banging the door, but no one was opening it. It was scary and we tried pulling the chain but the train would not stop. We were shouting, screaming but a moving train no one could listen. Then someone had the idea of waving red clothes, we had our shirts, tees, turbans all red-coloured,  waving outside. We crossed a few stations and about half an hour later, the train started to slow down. The moment it stopped, each one of us rushed out,shouting for the people in the next bogey to open the doors.. The train guard – the driver all came over.. We found that the next bogey was full of Army personnel and they had a lot of ammunition in the bogey. They didn’t open the door fearing they were being attacked! HOW STUPID THE EXCUSE SEEMS!!  (Thinking now had we got mobile phones we could have rung the emergency people or the police , to alert them about what was going on , It could have ended in a tragedy this little episode.)

Finally we reached Lucknow station to find out that the city was under curfew. We had nowhere to go, there were so many people on the platform. We took a corner, put all our luggage and stuff and sat waiting for some news. An hour or so later, we saw Mahipal come running with a couple of dozens of bananas. “Eat them, eat them.. hurry!!!”, he started to change his clothes while we had the bananas. Then we saw a man come with a big can, to tell us the story that he had been conned into selling bananas in exchange for 5 ltr can of kerosene oil .What had happened was Mahipal had found an empty kerosene canister, filled it with water, obviously the upper layer was full of oil. Hence the barter was made and the poor man, pranked. 😀

So, the adventure continued for the next 20 days in Lucknow which was under curfew, while our camp was in the army area. But more fun started when the girls’ contingent arrived. Each day after 5pm, the whole lot of us would make sure to have a bath and get ready in our best clothes to impress the girls. IT was in that camp that I first saw a beautiful girl. It was love at first sight, at least from my side :). 50% I was in …

After the initial few days of doing the typical boy thing walking around her, making sure I was there when she came out of girls camp site, the whole camp almost knew about this. I am sure she knew it too, although she denied knowing it. I was trying every possible way to get to talk to her but never got an opportunity something or the other always came in between. It was typical Bollywood scenes.

We were the bad boys of the camp, ended up in so many fights with other boys to prove that Punjab boys were the strongest. One day,we had this massive fight with the Agra boys. We had a boy on floor, me on top of him in a duel, and guess who comes by, SHE!  The Camp Commandant gets to hear about our heroics, well it was heroics then, so what happens he calls me and Babbar to have a word with him, and IT HAD TO BE right in front of the Girls Camp gate!  The CC is shouting at us.. he goes onto say “You with the RED Jacket, who do you think you are, You hit me 20 times I will not fall down But If I give you one punch, you will go flying”.. I HAD TO LAUGH AT THE DIALOGUE.. because I was almost 6ft, well-built and this guy was about 5ft 4inches, thin, Oh I so wanted to punch the living daylights out of him. AT THAT precise moment, the girl’s dinner bell goes, out comes SHE, watching me shouted at.

I have never felt so embarrassed in my life! I am sure she wished she had a camera to take a quick picture of me at that time 🙂

Soon, all the girls – even the ones from Chandigarh contingent stopped talking to us.

On the last day of the camp, we had a cultural show. The boys were performing the Bhangra, the girls had their Gidha, after our performance we were all standing together when my friends started to push me towards her, it was out in the open. I finally got the courage to go up to her and proposed to her the typical Punjabi style .. “I want to be fraaannds with you”  To which she replied we are already friends ..OH now what… I blurted “No not that way, the other way” 🙂 …she walked away I did not see her again that evening.

Next day we were to take the trains back to Punjab, I tried my level best to look for her, she was nowhere to be found, It was turmoil, my Sargent was shouting at me to hurry , in the end with a heavy heart thinking this is it I jumped in the last truck ferrying us to the station. My love story finished before it started…

We reached the station to find that there were two trains that we were booked on. Our train was at about 3pm, the girls’ train was at about 5pm. I was waiting, fingers crossed that there was still a chance to see her but luck was running away. Meanwhile, Mahipal was at his tricks, he was going around collecting money to go and buy some kebabs. Sometime later, he returned with them. As we had the first kebab, he made a comment saying they are beef … oooops with so many people into religion, we could see them trying to vomit it all out and GUESS what more kebabs for us.

As I was feasting on the kebab, Babbar told me “she” wants to talk to me, Oh my god, I went up to “HER”, there she was smiling, I didn’t know what to say when she handed me something gift wrapped,  (The reason I could not see her all day was because she was running around for a gift  for me .. awwww  (I know) ) ..  I was gob smacked did not know what to say, Opened the present it said “Dear Bikram .. Lots of Love R”..  That was a MIRACLE.. How did it happen , why did it happen ..

I don’t remember what we talked or what I even said. But I was the happiest person on that platform, I remember sitting on one those army trunks talking for so long. My friends making funny faces at us, while her friends kept doing the same to her.

Then came the time to board the trains,  I did not want to go, so I went to Babbar and told him I Want to go in the next train, he was like how is it possible, We found out that 10 boys of Ambala contingent were going in the same bogey as the girls (lucky devils, i cursed the person who had booked out tickets). We talked to their Sergeant but he would not budge saying do what we may, we will not be allowed to go in the girls’ bogey.

oooops…

I was not going to give up, First time in my life some girl had liked me, was talking to me , so now the race started to find someone to swap my place, but no one would agree. Who would want to do that, go with boys when they could go with such lovely beautiful girls in the same bogey… So we had to do what we had to do.

The 3pm train started to move… We caught hold of  two guys from Ambala , dragged them to our bogey, where they were kept hold of. Both the trains were to pass the station at Bareilly, the idea was at Bareilly, the idea was I will get down there, wait for the second train to come, board it and be with HER.  It would be dark, hopefully the Sergeant won’t see me enter the bogey.

Bareilly station came I got down with a friend, waited for the second train to come, then started looking for the bogey… suddenly I heard a voice “Bikram”… oh bless the sweetest voice.. another MIRACLE She had kept a seat for me next to her’s… we talked and talked the whole night, the next day… we both expressed our love for each other. So that’s how my LOVE started.

Wish in those days we had the luxury of Mobile phones or Cameras, to take pictures it would have been so beautiful to have captured those moments in camera, or the mobile phone would have come very handy when trying to figure out what bogey she was sitting in. Today, everything has become so easy, with the Internet and smart phones making love easier than before. But those times were difficult times, and who knows how many such love stories must be floating in the hearts of many a people like me.

This post is a part of Love-Adventure-Miracle contest by BlogAdda contests in association with Zapstore.com

Thursday Challenge “ROADS” (Highways, Streets, Freeways, Traffic, Country Roads, Trails,…)

My entry for the Same .. some of the Roads I have travelled on

1. Home Sweet Home (Chandigarh)

Night time.. Left here and third house 🙂

All roads lead to Home

End of the Road is Home ..

Home is at End of the Road

2. Australia

On way to gold coast

On way to Canberra