Friday, May 22, 2009

Guest Post by Ajay (Blog marathon post 18)

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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!

25 comments:

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

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  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!

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

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  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

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  5. Lol! Eeeuuuu but hilarious!

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

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

    A good shitty joke to end the week with :P

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  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!

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  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 ;).

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

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

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  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 - :)

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

    Thanks for the post Ajay!!!!!

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  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 :)

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  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!!!!

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  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 ?

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  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.

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  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!

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

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  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 :)

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

    G.

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

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

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

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

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