Friday, January 26, 2007

Tag, You're It

I have been tagged by theunknownindian, my dear college senior who I now get to learn about from his blogs. In deference to the rules of the chain-blogging, where I need to provide some information about me and tag 5 other bloggers I know, unless I wish my soul to burn for all of eternity, I am posting this blog entry.

here goes...first some lesser known facts about me:
  • The details of my life are quite inconsequential... very well, where do I begin? My father was a relentlessly self-improving boulangerie owner from Belgium with low grade narcolepsy and a penchant for buggery. My mother was a fifteen year old French prostitute named Chloe with webbed feet. My father would womanize, he would drink. He would make outrageous claims like he invented the question mark. Sometimes he would accuse chestnuts of being lazy. The sort of general malaise that only the genius possess and the insane lament. My childhood was typical. Summers in Rangoon, luge lessons. In the spring we'd make meat helmets. When I was insolent I was placed in a burlap bag and beaten with reeds- pretty standard really. At the age of twelve I received my first scribe. At the age of fourteen a Zoroastrian named Vilma ritualistically shaved my testicles. There really is nothing like a shorn scrotum... it's breathtaking- I highly suggest you try it. (Actuall this was from Austin Powers, the real details follow...)
  • My front door neighbour growing up was Lara Datta, the former Miss India/Universe. I played tennis-ball cricket with Rahul Dravid, the current Indian captain, at the Yellow House...I was frequently chastised for my butter fingers.
  • In high school, my friend - Deepanjan Chatterjee's dad, an expert astrologer and palmist, looked at my hand. A few minutes into the session he said he was really tired and didn't make any predictions. I remain very paranoid ever since :)
  • I am working on a cartoon strip - 'Binary Boomer', a look into the colorful life experiences of the digital generation (includes me) which is bound to make a profound impact on the world, just as the Baby Boomers did.
  • I like cooking vegetarian, south-indian food. My Pi├Ęce de r├ęsistances are Bisi Bele Bath and Ravi Idli with Sagu
I am tagging these bloggers:


Andreas - Driving-Vacation and ManagingArchitect
Roopesh - FinEngineer
Ranjit - rmathew
Anand - Aniyer
Rags - Poweryogi
Rajesh Shetty - Life Beyond Code
Manish - Ultrabrown

2 comments:

Just Mohit said...

Hey dude, came here via Deepak's blog & am sure glad i did!
BTW, good to know we share a mutual friend (Dittu). Cheers!

Maneesh said...

Hey Mohit,

Are you from Cottons or Josephs?

I haven't been in touch with any of the Yellow House gang in a looong time.

I am in touch with a lot of the Cottonians though.

Maneesh