Wednesday, 29 June 2011


Have you ever seen/met anybody famous????

If you could choose to meet one face to face, who will it be????

p.s: Tomorrow is a religious holiday here. There is a good chance I may not post[everybody and their relatives will be there at home u see]. So please consider the above questions as the same[questions for tomorrow also] and come back and tell me about the celebrities u forgot to mention yesterday[ie today];-D. 

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

No questions, only answers

I baked a pie the other day, a cherry pie….it came out all golden crusted and perfect. The aroma was intoxicating; I floated around feeling very pleased with myself. It had been a long time since I had baked a pie. The last one I baked was an apple pie…. almost 5 years back. Why ever didn’t I bake more of them, all these years???? I wondered curiously.

The kids ooohed and aaahed over it when they came back from school but hesitated when it came to taking a bite. They are like that…they do that to my cakes, muffins and macaroons too. They take it to school in their snack-box because they have no choice and stealthily distribute it around in class.

How do I know about it???

The mothers of the classmates' call and ask me for the recipe, thts how;-). Whatever I make is popular everywhere except inside my own house.

What about your husband you’ll ask me. Oh yes how can I forget. The better-half pointed to his tooth…rather to the blank space where his tooth once was; he just got a tooth removed. He is not too fond of the sweet stuff anyways and it was a perfect excuse not to hurt my feelings.

I looked at my pie in melancholy. Nobody wanted to eat my pie.
“Don’t take it to heart” I told my cherry pie, patting her gently.
She sat there looking so beautiful even as some scarlet filling dribbled down from the edges.

And I remembered why I didn’t make pies anymore.


Today is a special day….because it is the half-anniversary of our Q&A marathon!!!!

Grab a chair, I'll serve some pie and we'll talk.

Nope I'm not going to ask any questions .......feeling totally generous.... can ask the questions today:-).

Monday, 27 June 2011

Question No. Ten

How effectively do you think you manage time????

How good are you at multitasking???

Famous Clock Towers around the world

London, UK

Moscow, Russia

Poros, Greece
Mumbai, India

Rome, Italy

Perth, Australia

New York, USA

Dubai, UAE

Shanghai, China

“Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that’s the stuff that life is made of.” – Benjamin Franklin

Cool huh but my favourite one is....

“If it weren’t for the last minute, a lot of things wouldn’t get done.”
– Michael S. Traylor

Friday, 24 June 2011

Question Nine

What kind of a vehicle do you ride/drive????

Have you ever paid a fine for violating traffic rules?????

English is a funny language. Take a word, any word and you'll find it can be used in a hundred different ways or context....well ok maybe not hundred but you know what I mean.

Now take the word 'fine' itself; We are aware it can be used with different meanings but did u ever think it had more than 25 ways of using it in a sentence. Take a look....


1. excellent or choice in quality; very good of its kind a fine speech

2. superior in skill, ability, or accomplishment a fine violinist

3. of weather - clear and dry

4. enjoyable or satisfying a fine time

5. [Informal] quite well; in satisfactory health I feel fine

6. satisfactory; acceptable that's fine by me

7. of delicate composition or careful workmanship fine crystal

8. of precious metals - pure or having a high or specified degree of purity fine silver gold 98 per cent fine

9. subtle in perception; discriminating a fine eye for antique brasses

10. abstruse or subtle a fine point in argument

11. very thin or slender fine hair

12. very small, fine dust fine print

13. of edges, blades, etc.- sharp; keen

14. of paintings & art – fine arts

15. good-looking; handsome a fine young woman

16. polished, elegant, or refined a fine gentleman

17. morally upright and commendable a fine man

18. Cricket - of a fielding position, oblique to and behind the wicket fine leg

19. [Informal] disappointing or terrible a fine mess

20. [Informal] quite well; all right that suits me fine

21. Billiards, snooker - of a stroke on the cue ball, so as to merely brush the object ball - cut it fine

22. to make or become finer; refine

 23. A certain amount of money exacted as a penalty a parking fine

 24. Music - the point at which a piece is to end.

25. Fine is also a French word for Brandy.

Have a good weekend everybody:-))!!!!


Thursday, 23 June 2011

Question Number 8

Have you ever broken any bones????

Yours or anybody else’s????


Cool facts about bones:

# You’re born with 300 bones, but when you get to be an adult, you only have 206[as you grow older a few of them fuse together to make a single bone].

# Over a period of about 7 years, each bone in our body is slowly replaced until it is a new bone.

# Gardening is said to be one off the best exercises for maintaining healthy bones.

# Human thigh bones are about as hard as rock and stronger than concrete.

# The only jointless bone in your body is the hyoid bone in your throat

# Your funny bone is not actually a bone. It's actually a really sensitive nerve. And hitting that nerve isn't   funny at all! Then why is it called funny bone??? I guess they meant it like 'funny' as in odd.

# The sound you hear when people crack their knuckles is actually the sound of nitrogen gas bubbles bursting.

# The strongest bone in your body is the femur (thighbone), and it's hollow!

# Without bones you'd be just a puddle of skin & guts on the floor.

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Question 7

How do you react to new gadgets in the market??

Does it take you a lot of time to get adjusted to them???

And how tech savvy are you??


The ones who say they are[tech savvy ie] please help me sort this out…
Even the not so tech-savvy people can tell me what they think could be wrong:-)

My blog is giving me problems….for the past 2 months now.
As soon as I enter my main page it gets stuck mid-way & shows me this dialogue box. 
When I click the 'ok' in the dialogue box, it gives me the screen shown below.
Sometimes[only sometimes] it gives me this screen....if I click ok the whole window shuts down.
In case of pic (b), what I do mostly is click the back button & go back to the dashboard and click view blog again. It again gives me pic (a). But this time when I click OK the screen remains as it is & loads the rest of the items on the page. The only portion which doesn’t load is the followers section which stays blank[see red circle].... which makes me think that whole issue is because of something in my settings which has a problem with this particular section. I can't see the followers section even from my dashboard.

Even my comment section gives me problems. I have lost my replies to comments so many times when I click submit & get this box shown below;-(
I dont think its anything to do with blogger and more to do with my Internet Explorer[ver7...I knw, I knw its outdated but its an old laptop;-D] because when I access my blog thru my iphone everything is good.

I get the feeling if I adjust some option in the settings it will be ok [I could be wrong ofcourse] but have no clue how to go about it. Who can give me some ideas here??????

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Qtn Six

A totally random question today:
What is the 1st thought which comes to your mind when I say 'Polka Dots'????

Earliest recorded titbits about Polka Dots: It is said that the gypsies in Spain had this fabric with uniform & spaced out dots on it which supposedly represented the moon and had religious connotations. But ofcourse it was not called Polka dots then. The earliest recorded use of the term "polka dot" is in 1871 in Godey's magazine.

These dots may seem to rise and fall in popularity but never completely go out of style. It is said that most fashion conscious women have at least one polka dotted item in her wardrobe.

British singer Cheryl Cole
Paris Hilton

Victoria Beckham
Kareena Kapoor
 They are very becoming on kids. I personally love them on childrens' clothing.
Suri Tom Cruise

Polka Dots on a Saree....I guess we call them 'buttas' this side of the world;-)
Madhuri Dixit

Would have never thought Polka dots will look so good on a cardigan :-)

Cameron Diaz

Men wearing Polka Dots is very rare unless its on a necktie or jackets[yes jackets]. I did get pictures of Rishi Kapoor & Akshay Kumar in awful looking polka dotted shirts but I guess they were wearing it for their films. Hrithik Roshan though looks hauuute here:-).
Hrithik Roshan

Polka dots are fun and versatile. Most people like them but if you are afraid of polka dots, then you are suffering from trypophobia which technically is a fear of holes:-).  

Monday, 20 June 2011

Question 5

How creative are you????
And what is your favourite pastime???

Do you paint?

Have a green thumb???

 Like working with wood???

Do u like read/collect books???


Do jigsaw puzzles...
Look carefully..u'll find the QM

Collecting/making money..

p.s: ummm....I was kidding, there is no QM in the puzzle. I was just showing off a little, it's a 1000pc puzzle u know:-).

Friday, 17 June 2011

Question No 4

Tell me your favourite joke….preferably something you found very funny when you were younger????

Something to ponder over:

Happy Weekend everybody:-))!!!!

Thursday, 16 June 2011

Question #3

How far was school from home????

How did you travel to school???

Any particular incident which stands out when you think about this part of your life????

Some trivia: Did u know there was an American rock and roll band named "Question Mark and the Mysterians" (known as ? and the Mysterians on the record label) formed in 1962.
The band's main songwriter was ?. His name & eccentric behavior helped make the group famous. He claimed to be a Martian who lived with dinosaurs in his past life, and he never appears in public without sunglasses. He also maintains that he has traveled into the future and visited other planets.

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Question No 2

What is your mother-tongue?

In which language do you think????

What are all the other languages you know???

If you had the chance, which language would you like to learn??

Did you know: The Spanish use ¿ to show the beginning of a question. Just like in English how you put the ? at the end to show it's a question, in Spanish you need to put the ¿ at the beginning of the question as well as the ? at the end.

Want to know how to put the ¿ mark using the keyboard?
Simple, just press Alt/Ctrl/Shift/? and u get ¿

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Question No.1

I'm going to start at the beginning......

In which city were you born?
Where do you live now??
Can you measure the distance between these 2 places, in kms or hours???

Monday, 13 June 2011

A question a day....whadayya say?????

I’ve decided to do a month-long marathon……..the one-post-a-day kind of marathon for the next 30 days. Before you hit the palm of your hand flat against your forehead, hear me out. This is not that kind of a marathon. Take that long-suffering look off your face Rakesh & Hitchwriter;-/.

Like I was saying…it’s not that kind of marathon. You know me……will I ever sic something like that on you???? Come on…I like all of you and want you to be my blog-friends for forevaa;-D

Okay so what makes me want to do this? The thing is…..I want to know more about you. It’s been more than 4 yrs now on Blogger but I don’t know so many basic details about my blog buddies. Yeah there is FaceBook but since I hardly go there, there is no point talking about it.
Now I do understand the fact that most of you rather be anonymous on Blogger….but please note I’m not going to pick your brains on anything controversial like the 'Syrian unrest' or the 'Govt. strategy against Anna Hazare'. I’m just going to ask you normal stuff like what you had for breakfast & then walk around feeling like a demi-goddess for the rest of the day for I alone know what 40 different people from across the globe had for breakfast this morning. See that’s how much shallow I am;-D.

Aaaah see, now U are also getting comfortable with the idea;-)).

I want ALL of you who pass by this page how ever innocently, to participate…. more answers equal more fun don’t you think. So starting tomorrow there will be 22 questions for 30 days. Noooo I’m not cheating already*indignantly*. I was thinking about you, you guys deserve 2 days off every week for all the hard work you’ll be doing. So now that we've agreed; Saturdays & Sundays are rest days.

Now to make it more interactive the 1st answer in the comment box will be mine. But please don’t feel constrained to follow my cue……tackle the question however you feel like it.

Some gyaan………
# There is no right or wrong answers to anything here. But do try to stick to the truth. Sense of humour an added bonus:-)

# There are no restrictions on the number of words. Your answer to my questions can be a 1 word answer or a long-winded explanation. However I’m very partial to long-winded explanations….details, I want details.

# Ummm…. sometimes[only somedays] the question for the day could mysteriously multiply into 3 or 4 of them…….but don’t panic, it will be on the same subject only.

# Comments containing bad language will be moderated unless ofcourse I specifically ask you what your favourite cuss word is.

And not the least.....
# Lurkers, this is your best chance to introduce yourself. Because if I track you down first, I’ll embarrass the life out of you.

I start the marathon tomorrow. So are you IN????????