Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Tag: Guilty or Innocent from the ajji's POV.

Minal tagged me sometime ago to do the "guilty or innocent" questionnaire. And like mim, I'm afraid me doing the tag wouldn't even be half as interesting as washing the dish rag. Again mim came to the rescue. I decided to ask my ajji to answer the questions like mim had done for a tag a few months ago. So here goes..

Rules Go Like These ——-
RULE 1- You can only say Guilty or Innocent.
RULE 2- You are not allowed to explain anything unless someone messages you and asks! (Sorry I have blatantly broken this rule!)
RULE 3- Copy and paste this into your notes, delete my answers, type in your answers and tag to your friends to answer this.

[Note: The explanations / anecdotes next to the questions are in the grandma's voice and I have translated them from Kannada]

Asked someone to marry you? Innocent. But there were girls in my secondary school class who threw love notes across the wall to the boys school..
Ever kissed someone of the same sex? Innocent
Danced on a table in a bar? Innocent. bar-aa? I haven't even been to a coffee bar that you kids go to these days.
Ever told a lie?
Had feelings for someone whom you can’t have back? Innocent
Kissed a picture? Guilty
Slept in until 5 PM? Innocent. Tuu kathe. (You donkey!) I'm lucky if I sleep until 5 AM
Fallen asleep at work/school? Guilty. I think in 7th class in home science.
Held a snake? Guilty. When I went to Jog falls with my father when I was 10 years old. We even saw a tiger there.
Been suspended from school? Innocent
Worked at a fast food restaurant? Innocent. But I did help our neighbor out once in a while. They had an idli-chutney restaurant.
Stolen from a store? Innocent. What kind of question is this?!
Been fired from a job? Innocent
Done something you regret? Guilty
Laughed until something you were drinking came out your nose? Innocent. It only happens if you drink coca-cola.
Caught a snowflake on your tongue? Innocent. But I made a snowman with my grandchildren in America and I saw snow when I went to Badrinath-Kedarnath.
Kissed in the rain? Innocent.
Sat on a roof top? Guilty. Every summer when I put sanDige (pappadums) to dry.
Kissed someone you shouldn’t? Innocent. Why so many kissing questions?
Sang in the shower? Guilty. I always say a shloka.
Been pushed into a pool with all your clothes on? Guilty. I have bathed in the Kavery, Tunga and Ganga.
Shaved your head? Innocent. But they made my mother do that when my father died.
Had a boxing membership? Innocent.
Made a girlfriend cry? Innocent.
Been in a band? Innocent. But I sang for my school's Carnatic music competitions.
Shot a gun? Innocent. Your grandfather used to have a rifle when he surveyed the forests for the government. I don't think he ever carried it with him though.
Donated Blood? Innocent
Eaten alligator meat? Innocent. They eat that?
Eaten cheesecake? Innocent. I don't like cheese.
Still love someone you shouldn’t? Innocent
Have/had a tattoo? Innocent.
Liked someone, but will never tell who? Innocent.
Been too honest? Innocent. I don't understand the question.
Ruined a surprise? Innocent.
Ate in a restaurant and got really bloated that you couldn’t walk afterward? Guilty. In Raghavendra swamy matha.
Erased someone in your friends list? Guilty. I stopped speaking to one of our neighbours.
Dressed in a woman’s clothes (if you’re a guy) or man’s clothes (if you’re a girl)? Guilty. For school drama.
Joined a pageant? Innocent
Been told that you’re handsome or beautiful by someone who totally meant what they said? Guilty
Had communication with your ex? Innocent
Got totally drunk on the night before exam? Innocent. But I got married three days before my metric exam.
Got totally angry that you cried so hard? Guilty. After 2 days of marriage I dropped a dabba of flour in the kitchen and I was so mad at myself. I was afraid what my mil would say although she was very sweet.


Anyone wants to take this tag?

Also, acknowledging these awards from the ever so generous Shruti and R's Mom. Sorry for taking a few months(!) to put this up, but thank you muchly, as always!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Random film industry nomenclature post

Since the blog world seems to be kinda slow all of a sudden I thought I'll stick this random post up. Not that I write profound, non-random posts when the blog world is not slow.. :P

So.. anyway.. tell me this if you will:

Why are the Southy film industry names so confusing?

So you would think the Tamil film industry is called Tollywood i.e 'T' for 'Tamil'? But nooo! It is called Kollywood for Kodambakam?
So now the Kannada film industry cannot be called Kollywood because the Tamil one is already called that. So the Kannada one becomes Sandalwood! Ah, how fragrantly fresh!
Only the Telugu guys have it easy. T for Telugu. T for Tollywood.
I recently realized that mixing the names up in a group situation can be very very dangerous unless you want to be berated about it the whole evening.
Hmph! Wonder what the Mallu industry is called.