Skip to main content

Guest Post by Ajay (Blog marathon post 18)

Photobucket
Usually, most posts of mine for the blog marathon are written in the night, after putting the kids to bed. But last night I was exhausted and decided to put it off for today. But today, my children are at home--they have a school holiday due to some staff training day at their school. Meanwhile I had already got three mails asking why the blog isn't updated and asking if all was fine. That was really thoughtful--thank you to all who wrote and asked.

One of my good friends Ajay (those who read this blog regularly will already be familiar with this name) too asked me the same and I asked him if he would like to write a guest post. His mom is an author and I think he has inherited some of her qualities. He asked me what the deadline for completing the post was and I said two hours. He texts me in 20 minutes saying he has mailed it to me. I couldn't help laughing out loud after reading what he wrote. Let me not keep you in suspense. Here is his post:


Last night, on returning home bruised and battered in the Gurgaon summer, I found my flatmate comfortably sprawled out on his bed, AC working full blast, watching "Finding Forrester". Although both of us had watched the movie earlier, neither of us minded the re-run. So I started watching too. Soon, out came a bottle of VAT 69, ice and soda. As the movie continued to flow on, so did the liquour. Soon the words and dialogues started becoming clearer. The emotions and expressions of the characters started making more sense. (Consumption of liquour does have that effect on some people, I guess :) )


The story of the movie revolves around a gifted 16 year old black kid (Rob Brown) who has got a basketball scholarship into a prestigious NY school. He also has a knack for writing. He befriends a 70 year old best-seller author who had become a social recluse (Sean Connery) after his first novel. The central idea of the story was a mix of Bhagvad Gita and the Ten Commandments of Moses-- Nishkaam Karma and Love Thy Neighbour. Won't reveal the 'climax' and details of the plot though for obvious reasons.


So it was a pleasant coincidence when, having watched a movie about great writers the previous night, I was invited by Preeti today for a guest post on her blog. And a chance to be inducted in the league.


Now with the background done, I am a little bit at a loss for what to say and write. So I'll narrate a joke (which was originally in Punjabi)


Once there were three guys on a battlefront. After a long and exhausting battle, their side had just emerged victorious. In the night there was feasting and celebrations. Given the situation on the battlefront, these guys had to share a tent and bedding. With all the gluttony there was the obvious concern of flatulence in the night which all three acknowledged. So they decided to have a code for whenever somebody needed to fart which was to say "Faujaan aa rahiyan ne" (The cavalry is coming).

In the night, the first guy gives the call Faujaan aa rahiyan ne and the other two duck for covers. Then the second guy does the same. And then the third guy. This goes on for quite some time. Finally the third guy says, "Faujaan ne dere laa laye ne" (The cavalry has set up camp) :)

Hung-over and over-worked at the fag end of the week, please excuse if this jock (joke) doesn't live up to the usual standard of this blog :)

Moral of the story: Shit happens, but think nothing of it!

Comments

  1. Fun way to post and this was a nice way to smile for me at the end of a tiring day!!

    ReplyDelete
  2. LOL...

    I am laughing even though under any normal circumstance I would said ... 'Oh God!' to this joke... but the way the post is written just beats the joke!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Hi Ajay, ha ha ha :)
    Way to go.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Nice joke :) Well as am probably the only 1 sample who can tell a joke that no one but me can laugh at, you have done a marvelous job..ta da

    ReplyDelete
  5. Lol! Eeeuuuu but hilarious!

    P.S: Hey Ajay, thanks for the post.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Oh God...'faujaan ne dere laa laye hain'

    A good shitty joke to end the week with :P

    ReplyDelete
  7. :)it was funny ajay..no apologies reqd ..me thinks!

    @PS: So how was purvi's B'day celebs...i thot u were tired coz of that n so cldnt yet post!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Hey ajay, nice post!
    and yes the joke if said in person would have been...ohk.
    but the way you wrote it, loved it! haha

    Preeti - hope Purvi had a great birthday, had figured you were spending time with her and thats why didn't post and a birthday post is like 2 posts anyways ;).

    ReplyDelete
  9. hahah...LOL...nice post Ajay!!
    Hope Purvi had a wonderful 8th birthday:-)!!
    Have a lovely weekend!

    ReplyDelete
  10. hahaha...
    I had heard this joke before but the way it was written it couldn't have been better...Well done Ajay :)

    ReplyDelete
  11. First of all - do the due. Must share credit with Preeti for her polishing and editing of what I wrote. Thanks Preeti.

    @Prats - Thanks. Glad it was so.

    @Aathira - Thanks. How've things been? Hope you can place me.

    @Meira - Thanks

    @Shantharam - Thanks

    @Still Thinking - Thank Eeeeuuuu :)

    @SMM - Shit happens!!

    @Pavi - Thanks. No harm in being modest you see :P

    @Only One - Thanks. I think I could have made it sound better in person.

    @Durga - Thanks

    @Sushobhan - Thanks

    @Guru - :)

    ReplyDelete
  12. LOL....that was a nice change;-D

    Thanks for the post Ajay!!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Only one: Yeah--post was a bit delayed because of birthday, but still marathon dictates that there is a new post every day. So had to post :)

    Durga: you too! Yes--purvi said it was the best day in her life! :)

    Pavi: Yeah--that was partly the reason! Birthday was great!

    Reflections :)

    ReplyDelete
  14. Lovely post - and I can see Ajay to have a great sense of humor :)

    Loved the joke - Shit happens :) It helped me more today than any other day coz I am in the middle of a house move and very stressed out!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  15. hey Preeti ,a gud change,and Ajay ,man try u may be the next Kushwant Sing with more such punjabi jokes,do u have you own blog ?

    ReplyDelete
  16. Anutosh: Change is most of the times good, I guess :P :) Thanks.

    Shachi: Good luck with the house move. Been through so many and I know how darn stressful it can get. Your home is lovely--saw the snaps.

    ReplyDelete
  17. lol. The English translation somehow made the joke funnier. Nice one Ajay. Do you blog?
    and Preeti I was wondering where have you been!

    ReplyDelete
  18. party with Neha: i am here--present m'am!(One hand raised) :P :)

    ReplyDelete
  19. @Reflections - Thanks :)

    @Shachi - Glad it helped you :) Everybody has actually some shit going on all the time.

    @Anutosh - Thanks :) No blog of my own yet. Might start one after seeing all the encouragement and appreciation I have got here today.

    @partywithneha - Thanks. Don't blog yet :)

    @Veena - Thanks :)

    ReplyDelete
  20. With Great Power comes Great Responsibilities..(and its GOOD to assign the tasks to others once in a while..hehe..)..!!:)

    G.

    ReplyDelete
  21. Geetha: Oh yes--and I can trust him to take care and meet deadlines :-)

    ReplyDelete
  22. Nice one Ajay...did you write this before or after the Vat 69?

    ReplyDelete
  23. @Geetha - Always happy to help. That's me :)

    @Niall - Thanks. Vat 69 was previous night :)

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Thanks for stopping by. I really appreciate your leaving a comment! Okay--I appreciate your leaving a comment if you have something nice to say ;-)


Popular posts from this blog

Ten Reasons why you should attend a book launch by your favourite author. No.9 will delight you!

Why should you attend book launches? Here are ten GREAT reasons! :)


1. You get to hear the author and know what their personality is like when they are not writing.




2. You learn something about 'behind the scenes' that went on in a book.





3.You can ask them questions.





4.You learn something new. (most of the time!)






5.You are showing your love to the author by turning up.





6.You can discuss what the author spoke about with your friends.





7.You will be a a part of a fun event.




8.You can take selfies to post on social media.





9. You discover new books! (what can be a  better reason that that?)




10. It is a thousand times better than watching a movie (which you can always catch later!)



For those of you in Bangalore, come and meet me today(5th May) at Sapna Book House, Koramangala where we launch my new book

  Love a Little Stronger.


The launch of Love a Little Stronger, and a picture for you :)

I have just come back from the launch of Love a Little Stronger. It was a fabulous event, and I am so overwhelmed with the massive turnout, and the love that my readers showered on me. One of them (Madesh) got me a lovely gift too! He gifted me a framed photograph of my family ! (a picture which I had posted on Instagram). A very cherished gift indeed. Thank you Madesh!

Here are a few pictures from the launch:

I was in conversation with Arup Bose, who heads Srishti along with Mr.J.K.Bose.


 The stage, all set for us.
 The fabulous crowd.

My readers--it was a full house.
The interaction was fun! We laughed a lot, chatted a lot and really had a great time. Everyone who came to the launch said so and I was happy to hear that.

I have posted more photos on my Instagram stories  and I will be sharing many more photos on my Facebook page tomorrow.

 This is  the gift which my reader Madesh gave me:



I feel very blessed and grateful to have such lovely and wonderful readers. A big thank you …

What happened when an annonymous person sent me flowers.

This morning when I returned from my walk, a pleasant surprise awaited me. It was a gorgeous bouquet of pink flowers, the very same ones you see in the picture above.

'Who has sent these?' I asked my husband.
He shrugged, ' It was there when I came back after walking the dog,' he said.

I looked for a card, and there was none. It was an anonymous mystery sender.

'I am sure you sent it, as a surprise! And you are pretending that you haven't,' I told my husband.
'No, I actually wanted to get you flowers, but I didn't get around to it. I didn't send it. Must be one of your friends,' he said.
I was puzzled. It had to be someone who knew my residential address, and  I wondered who it could be.
'Perhaps it was wrongly delivered, and it was meant for someone else,' I said.
'No chance. How can anyone wrongly deliver these flowers? It's someone who has sent it for you,' said  my husband.
I asked one of my closest friends if he had…