Skip to main content

The Apple of my eye--a guest post by Ramesh

 A few days back I had invited a few of my good friends to write a  Guest post on my blog, as I am doing a blog marathon and this blog needs a new post everyday. Satish was the first to oblige with a really well written, entertaining and humourous post on how India won the world cup.
I did not really expect anyone else to write a guest post for me, but imagine my surprise when Ramesh of Business Musings, sportingly obliged. His is easily one of THE BEST business blogs in these parts of the world. The issues he writes on, the depth of research that goes into each of his pieces, his clarity of expression and his incisiveness, makes each of his posts a delightful read. Not to mention, he has a terrific sense of humour too! (I do know how to surround myself with people who're intelligent, smart and witty!). Here is the post he has written. If you're nice and be generous with your comments (we bloggers absolutely love people who comment on our posts) who knows, he may oblige with more :-).
Here's his post. I am sure you will like it as much as I did. :-)


The Apple of my eye

Can anybody resist “pretty and intelligent women” ?  Well I can’t ! Being a “normal” member of the male species, you can’t blame me, can you ? For most fellow members of my clan, “intelligent” may be an optional adjective, but “pretty” is pretty much de rigueur, if you’ll pardon the pun.

So when you get an invite for a guest post from a pretty and intelligent woman,  it is but natural that you jump head over heels. Especially if you are of a certain age when pretty young things start to call you ”uncle” !! The invitation was made even more delectable by a suggestion that many pretty and intelligent women inhabit this space. Apparently 929 of them. I am told this blog has 930 followers and if you leave out yours truly ……. you get the picture.

You see, I am totally besotted with this very pretty and intelligent thing. I haven’t had the courage to tell her to her face; me being the shy and retiring type. So what better way to proclaim undying love than through this famous blog.

She’s incredibly pretty, I tell you. Slim and yet not skinny. Absolutely gorgeous curves. Not very fair – she being more of the sultry variety. And what skin – incredibly glossy and super smooth. A sure head turner. She attracts the attention of every passerby – men oogle shamelessly and women burn with envy. None can resist staring.

But what about the intelligence ? There are many men who would rather not mix intelligence with beauty.  Such men better not come anywhere close to this wonderful lady. For starters she has an incredible memory. Forgets nothing. And she can sing like an angel.  She can sing for hours and send you into raptures of delight. She’s also an artist – shows off her paintings in incredible colour. And boy oh boy – can she charm people and bowl them over.

But best of all, I like her companionship. She’s a great conversationalist. She talks when I am in the mood, but has that wonderful ability to remain silent, when she senses I don’t feel like it – an absolutely unique quality not usually prevalent in the fair(er) sex.  She loves being with me , but also knows when to be inconspicuous, when I would rather be alone.

As you can see, I’ve rambled incoherently, both at the very thought of the lady as well as the prospect of reaching out to 929 more pretty and intelligent ladies. But then – what the hell . Some day you have to cast off your inhibitions and rule from your heart. You have to do things that you normally don’t do and sing praises of your undying love in public. She’s going to be shell shocked on reading this, but I hope she’ll feel all warm about me.

I love you, my wonderful iPhone.

Comments

  1. OMG !! "Absolutely Gorgeous Curves" Thought it was some chick all along ;-)

    ReplyDelete
  2. Thats one of the "ladies" that i ogle at every single day with such desire at heart and envy at the guy holding her..

    ReplyDelete
  3. Awesome.... I completely fell into the trap :-)

    ReplyDelete
  4. Sir you can just try n do a AD campaign for iphone with the same above content......well expressed the real love of MEN for GADGETS....
    Regards
    Ruchika

    ReplyDelete
  5. Great one Ramesh - we have the privilege of reading two sunday posts this week. You made me fall in love with this "pretty and intelligent thing"

    Preeti - it has been really pleasure following your blog for a while, it has been wonderful reading your posts.

    ReplyDelete
  6. LOL.
    I caught on with the title and the curves and glossy skin :P

    really well done!
    Now if he could mail the same to Uncle Jobs and ask for payment :P

    ReplyDelete
  7. LOL. I knew there was a twist a the ending but just couldnt figure it out.
    Very well written.
    From a pretty and intelligent girl :)

    ReplyDelete
  8. Nice post :)

    Yes,just can't stop loving the iphone.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Loved the post and his writing, but have to admit that I knew it was either the ipad or iphone or something apple :)....being a geeky techie I get it ;)

    ReplyDelete
  10. Hehehehe...I agree...he has an amazing sense of humor... :D

    ReplyDelete
  11. Thanks for all the very kind and warm comments. Much appreciate the very nice words

    @Preeti - Thanks for inviting and accepting this post. Needless to say, its an honour to feature on this blog.

    ReplyDelete
  12. he he...super post..:)..i might have missed the last line in hurry and still believed the post..:)

    ReplyDelete
  13. nice!!!...that was quite a catch...inspite of the clues like incredible memory, can sing for hours, etc...loved it! :))

    ReplyDelete
  14. Amazing way to relate and co-relate

    Cheers

    ReplyDelete
  15. lol, count me among the burned. I was thinking, gee Ramesh is taking a really big gamble here. Well played sir.

    ReplyDelete
  16. Hahahaaaaa.....Ramesh u r absolutely incorrigible[an old-fashioned word I knw].
    I actually thot u were talking abt Preeti....the 1st doubt occurred at 930 followers but then I thot u were adding up all her blogger+FB followers.
    [I even wondered if Satish was going to duel with u after this post after all tht talk abt curves & stuff;-D]
    But the 2nd thing which made me seriously wonder was the 'she sings....delight' and I was like 'Huh I remember Preeti saying in some post abt not being able to sing for nuts' then who is this mystery woman. Never guessed it till the end tho.
    Ang u r right abt HER. I wonder what u'll think if I say without hesitation that I love her too. I've had her for 2 yrs now....newer 'hepper' models keep exhibiting themselves every now & then but I'm not the least tempted, I'm the loyal types thata way;-D
    Besht post Ramesh...had a good laugh;-D!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  17. Damn, I fell for this one!

    ReplyDelete
  18. Gosh! For a moment I thought he was talking about Preeti...but that singing bit gave it away for me, cos I remember that 'Sheila ki jawani' post. Well-written and humorous...!!

    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 …

May drawing challenge! A story of two portraits.

Hi all,

I have been working non-stop for many many years now. My first book was published in 2008, and I have had one book release every year, since then. This year, I am having TWO book releases. I typically work for about 10-12 hours a day! Sometimes, even more.

If you have been following my updates regularly, you will know that have just had a book release.. Love A Little Stronger, and the first reviews have been great! Please do click on the link and read the reviews!

I traveled to Singapore, earlier this month, to spend time with my children, who both go to college there. But just before I left, I sent off the entire manuscript of my NEXT book, which will be out in September, this year! I was working for about 16 hours a day, just before I left. All I could think of was the book. I was lost in that world.

So now, I am taking a massive break. I am doing a lot of art. I am taking some amazing courses (on Skillshare). I am also teaching creative writing. I am enjoying the assignmen…