Life shows no mercy for the weak. Cognizance about everythin has become mandatory to survive. Get a piece of everythin that life has in the offering ! i share all that i know to help others know what i know. we stay together , we survive. welcome to candor corner. know. share. survive. always with candor, Praveen Chandar

Friday, December 14, 2007

Truck Lights

Hi drivers out there,

This is to all you people who own trucks. Apart from the usual accessories and spares that your truck demands to stay in good condition, one of the most important and most neglected spare is your truck light ! Your truck, if you had noticed, has several lights attached to it. A couple at the front, a few on the sides (not on all trucks) and a few more at the back. There are several kind of truck lights depending on the size of the light required, the power required, and also on the position of the light on the truck. Deciding on the right kind of light can be a little taxing as a layman. Put your worries aside. You can get all your truck lights at

Here, you will find innumerable options to choose your kind of light from. You will find lights that suit various models of trucks. All your favorite truck lights are offered at unbelievably low pricing. You must also check out the LED Light Kits from Pacer that are available as Cab Roof Lights or also as Tailgate Running Lights. They fit most Dodge, Chevy and Ford trucks alike. Truck Lights are really a boon when off roading while LED truck lights can really get your truck looking at its coolest best ! So what are you waiting for ? Get your truck lights today and watch other trucks envy yours !

Billa hits screens today

Hi guys and gals,

So the most hyped film, after Shankar's Sivaji hits the silver screen today. Yes, We are talking about Vishnuvardhan's 'Billa'. Ever since this movie was announced, it has raised expectations for several reasons. The movie will mark Vishnuvardhan's first stylish flick compared to his rather raw earlier products "Pattiyal" and "Arindhum Ariyaamalum". The director, who was apprenticed to ace cinematographer Santosh Sivan whose short films are renowned all over the world, worked with his mentor on "Navarasa" even after completing his "Arindhum Ariyaamalum", which also turned out to be decent grosser at the box office. This film is also touted to be Ajith's return to the throne of tinsel town. He has always been promising the same thing for years, but expectations are curiously high this time around. And it takes balls for an actor to essay a role already immortalized by a giant who still reigns the box office. I will catch you back with the review of the film shortly. But my instincts say this film is not worth missing !

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Payperpost gets you everything

Hi bloggers,

Here is special news for all of you. You might never want to miss this opportunity I am going to talk about today. There are several money making option available online these days. At the drop of the hat you will find sites that allure you with attractive options of making money, some even promising you with sign up bonuses and other attractive offers, and many of them eventually turning out to be pranks. Money is something that all of us have been crazy about ever since we were hit by its importance in declaring our image in the society. Money speaks for itself. So, people all over the world are looking forward to options at every corner of the crossroads to get a piece of the money thats being made there ! Here is a wonderful option for all you avid bloggers. Did you know that you can make easy money by doing just what you have always been doing : blogging ? Yes, it is true. payperpost gives all quality bloggers a wonderful opportunity to make easy money by posting blogs reviewing various products of advertisers. Payperpost is a place which links bloggers and advertisers. Advertisers put up their campaigns for bloggers to choose from. Qualified bloggers can accept campaigns, post reviews about them on their blog, and get paid for the same. Advertisers have the privilege to use high quality and popular blogs to advertise their products.

You can also get to meet a lot of people in here. You can make new friends with fellow bloggers and community members. I heard about Payperpost through another friend of mine called Swaminathan. I am very grateful to him for that, otherwise, I would not have discovered this amazing opportunity myself, and more than making money, it is the quality of new friends you can make out there. I made a lot of new friends here. Several wonderful people. You can also learn a lot more things from enrolling yourself with Payperpost. I learnt how to manage the money that I earn, interacting with new people, how to maintain official contacts, how to sustain professional relationships that will foster a lucrative and mutually beneficial bonding, and also on how to improve your Payperpost scores, and your real page rank. Payperpost also gives you the option of attracting advertisers directly to your blog by using PPT tools and by putting up a logo on your blog. It is also necessary to follow a certain code of ethics when you work for payperpost. It is important that you maintain a 1:1 ratio between sponsored posts and normal posts.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Taj Mahal in Dubai

Hi guys and girls,

Akbar Khan has done us proud again. This time, by taking his magnum opus titled after the recently rejuvenated by fans all around the world voting for it to be ranked one among the 7 wonders of the world, the Taj Mahal, across the Arabian Sea, all the way to Dubai, to be screened at the Dubai film fest. A revised and shortened version of the film TAJ MAHAL - AN ETERNAL LOVE STORY by filmmaker Akbar Khan is being screened at the Dubai International Film Festival. The screening is part of the comprehensive selection of contemporary cinema from around the globe, reflecting Dubai's multi-cultural and multi-ethnic community, and will serve as an effective platform for inter-cultural dialogue and global understanding. This is one of the most acclaimed movies to have come out this year. And it was pitched against the other film by Bharat Bala with the same title, that was touted to be India's first IMAX film, but somehow it din't make it to the screens for reasons best known to Bala himself. TAJ MAHAL - AN ETERNAL LOVE STORY, made at a cost of Rs 700 million, has been included in the festival as a ''Historical Spectacular Classic'' in the Director's Cut section as he is the director and editor of the film. So, by any chance you happen to go to Dubai around this week, make sure you catch our very own Taj at Dubai !!

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Al Pacino And De Niro Come Together Again

Hi boys and girls,

This is to all the movie buffs. And especially to the hardcore fans of the legendary Al Pacino and Robert De Niro. The two shared screen space in the 1995 action and crime drama "HEAT" directed by the award-friendly Michael Mann. Though the actors shares screen space only in the last few scenes, the rendezvous at the restaurant when Pacino almost does a confession about his miserable family life and asks De Niro for suggestions was touted as one of the most chilling moments in motion picture history. The movie also gave birth to a new genre in the name of "Modern Classic". The movie, like many of its counterparts, was not a period film. It was placed in the modern milieu with mind blowing music and camera work by Daniel Spinotti, who has been Mann's regular for several of his films. Their second act -- next year's Righteous Kill -- is coming together much more quickly than the first. This movie will be directed by the not-so-famous Jon Avnet. The police drama -- in which De Niro and Pacino play a pair of detectives searching for a vigilante killer -- already boasted the participation of the two heavyweights, that include 50 Cent Curtis Jackson, Donnie Wahlberg and a whole lot of interesting personalities making up the casting coup. So this summer, we will be treated once again to the magic produced by the screen shared by two of our most favorite and greatert actors of our time.

Go around Europe by Car

Hi everybody,

Travelling is something which everyone would relish be it a business trip or for pure holidaying.Holiday season is imminent and i guess most people would have started planning for their vacation. Vacations are so important to get along with your family and get your time off from a highly laborious office work. The hotels where you stay is very important because they are what that will make your stay a pleasing one. Everyone enjoys traveling whether it is for a business trip or for pure holidaying. Given a chance to choose a travel spot in Europe, London, Barcelona and Berlin, no one would deny the opportunity, or atleast I definitely wouldn't.

Barcelona is one of Spain's most famous and historic cities. It's home to the architecture of Antoni Gaudi. Inspired by nature, and adorned by brightly colored tiles, Gaudi's designs are world-famous. Perhaps his best known work is the La Sagrada Familia. You would be able to stay in the midst of these grand designs if you were to stay in one of the hotels in Barcelona.
London is one of the best places to be in this world. London is also one of the most romantic places you can find. You can find out more about hotels in London from their site. Going around Europe in car is something we would never have imagined before. I experienced it once, and believe me, I have still not stopped recommending it to my friends !

Everybody knows that Paris is touted to be the most romantic place in the world. The French people have always been known for their romanticism, be it their architecture or their literary works that give special importance to romance and love. Imagine yourself getting to all those places by car, I am sure you can imagine how it feels ! You can find amazing hotels in paris that suit your specific needs. Berlin is one place we would never want to miss. Don't miss this place. You can find the best hotels in Berlin here. So, are you ready to hit the road. I will catch you on the highway motel ! Get geared up to see Europe in car !

About Taare Zameen Par

Hi folks,

This is about Amir Khan's first directorial venture. Amir has always managed to stay in the news, be it for the right or wrong reasons. He was recently noted for his no-so-good comment about the award winning Sanjay Leela Bansali's film "BLACK", about the lack of social responsibility in the film relating to the treatment of an affected child. The issue happened in a very timely fashion as Amir releases his directorial debut this friday which is also incidentally based on bringing up of a special child. The movie has Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy scoring the music and some of Amir's well wishers holding important positions in the crew. This movie holds a lot of expectations among the public. The synopsis of the film goes something like this. Ishaan Awasthi is an eight-year-old whose world is filled with wonders that no one else seems to appreciate; colours, fish, dogs and kites are just not important in the world of adults, who are much more interested in things like homework, marks and neatness. And Ishaan just cannot seem to get anything right in class. When he gets into far more trouble than his parents can handle, he is packed off to a boarding school to ‘be disciplined’. Things are no different at his new school, and Ishaan has to contend with the added trauma of separation from his family. One day a new art teacher bursts onto the scene, Ram Shankar Nikumbh, who infects the students with joy and optimism. He breaks all the rules of ‘how things are done’ by asking them to think, dream and imagine, and all the children respond with enthusiasm, all except Ishaan. Nikumbh soon realizes that Ishaan is very unhappy, and he sets out to discover why. With time, patience and care, he ultimately helps Ishaan find himself.

So, don't miss this one, if at all you happen to, you are doin' it at your own risk !

Observation is the Key Skill

Hi poker faces,

We are back with the most important poker skill. The most important thing when it comes to striking a successful game playing strategy in texas hold'em poker is hining your observational skills. If you continually study your opponents you are guaranteed to learn a lot. It's that simple. Most of the time you spend playing you will not be involved in a hand, and you should use that time to observe your opponents. Watch how each player plays their hand and use that information against them. It is important to listen to what they say. A lot of players will tell you what kind of hand they threw away or why they played a hand in a certain way. Try to figure out what they are holding and put them on hands whether you are involved in the pot or not. Consequently, when you are playing a hand with them, you will know what their checks, bets, calls and raises mean. Pay equal attention to your own game and think of your table image at all times. You will notice that some players do not examine the game at all and therefore your table image is virtually non-existent when playing against them. Just as you search for tells in your opponents, look for tells in yourself. When you spot one in an opponent, consider whether or not you are displaying that very same tell. Thus, your observation makes up for most of your strategy. You need not be a scientist. But poker demands superior skills in observation. What matters most is the way you understand your opponents. And the only way you can find out more about them, is only by OBSERVING them !

Boston Condos

Hi friends,

A Condo is everyone's dream. Everybody and anybody would want to own a condo. A condo a place where you can find yourself seated comfortably, located at your favorite vacation spot, where you can leisurely spend your vacation or even a weekend. Owning a condo always gives you the pleasure of spending your saturday nights there. Its one place you can always turn to for some real luxury with your spouse and children when you feel like you definitely got to unwind. And, more then everything else, owning a condo at Boston is something like a prestige statement. Now, you happen to tell someone you party saturday nights at your Boston Condo, I am very sure that it is going to raise eyebrows ! And Boston is one of the coolest places on planet earth. Boston is one place where you get the best of climate in the world. You also have Boston boasting a temperate landscape that you cannot afford to miss. Boston is also one place where you get a lot of amazing places to visit. There are locales that you would want to spend your honeymood, or plan out your marriage, or just take a stride down the lane by your condo.

You can get to know more about these boston condos at their website. These people are leaders in Boston Real Estate and they sell out a variety of condos. And, there are several condos from which you can choose your the one best suited to your tastes. Boston Real Estate will also give you the opportunity to select the best prices you can afford. A lot of affordable condos are available at this site, I bet you cannot find better prices for such amazing condos anywhere else.

So, don't wait any longer to get those condos into your pockets you had always imagined of. Good things in life don't always wait for you. You have to grab them as and when they chance upon you. So, get that car out of your garage and move on ! So, where is you condo ?

Madhuri will roll on

Hi people,

There is more news for Madhuri fans. The mediocre reviews about ther "Aaja Nachley" is not going to stop her from giving herself into more films in the future. She has reported to newspapers stating firmly that she is looking for good scripts and that she is definitely looking forward to doing more films in the future. And that she was not ready to get into another hiatus, not a brief one even. When questioned about the response to her dance drama that is touted to be her much hyped come back, she politely replied that her fans, who had always been her fans, truly loved it, and that she also got loads of appreciation for it. And that her producers were extremely happy with the box office results. She is also said to have thanked the entire crew of the film for having given her the right or rather the best platform for her timely come back, as she calls it. She cuts down all speculation regarding her unwillingness to be in India to promote the film. "What rubbish! Yash Raj Films and I had decided that I should be here fifteen days before the film's release, and here I am. I think two weeks is a decent period to acquaint people with a film. And the TV promotions had paved the way for my arrival." Madhuri admits she had never gone all-out for any of her earlier films. "Times have changed. Now you need to tell people to come and see your film. It is like inviting guests for a daughter's wedding. And you know what? I'm enjoying it.

Whatever grape vine has to say, one thing is certain, Madhuri is here to stay !

When to quit ?

Hi poker fans,

The most important thing about poker is knowing when to quit, lest you lose all the big money taht you have won. The best thing about knowing this strategy is holding your pockets tight when you find that luck and chance is not on your side. You make sure you take home a mojor share of what you have won. When you sit down at your favorite game you should really have only one thing on your mind - playing the best poker you can. If you're going to be successful you have to bring your A-game to the table every time. The question is, how long can you play at peak performance? So when do you plan to quit ? You cant afford to quit too early, else you will miss all the action that you still deserve to mint from. f you're on a rush in poker, the game is good and you're making good money, you should always continue playing. Poker has a lot to do with confidence, and if you're on a winning streak your confidence is definitely high. You'll tend to make more aggressive decisions and punish people for drawing. In a nutshell, you'll own the table.

So get to the table, and see what you can pull off in before your clock runs outta sand !

Super Clubs Honeymoons

Hi travelers,

Everybody loves traveling. And when it comes to our honeymoons, who wouldn't want to travel to a far off place to get that private space you always wished to have. Honeymoons are definitely one of the most special occasions you would want to celebrate in your life. Honeymoons are made more special by Super Clubs. Your honeymoon sets the pace of your relationship with your spouse and it will decide how things will turn out atleast for the next ten years. The most
important thing when it comes to your honeymoon is the place you stay, be it a resort or a guest
house or what ever. The best place you can find on earth is the Carribean and the Jamaica. You
never would have thought how beautiful a place the land of Jack Sparrow would make for your
honeymoon. And you have more here, you can also plan out your wedding here.

You can get the best out of your honeymoon here by looking into the all inclusive honeymoons.
This will tell you more about what you can do there at Jamaica and about the places you cannot
afford to miss. And, as I said you can also plan out your dream wedding at your favorite place
where you would also want your honeymoon, so that you don't miss out on the action at the place which will belong to you for those few special days in your life. You can get to know more about your wedding plans at destinationweddings.

So, I am sure you would have decided to plan your wedding and honeymoons right away. So, what are you waiting for, pack your bags right away and go aboard the journey of your never-ending honeymoon trip of your life !

Poker tournament

Hi poker fans,

there is another poker tournament coming up at pokerlistings. This is one of the most awaited tournaments this month. Bookings will be open shortly. Here you'll find live updates on current tournaments, blogs and articles from our team of reporters, as well as photographs and interviews of your favorite WPT players. Basically, everything you need to keep up-to-date with the biggest poker tournament series in the world is here on So have a look around. Read the hottest news from the latest World Poker Tour destinations. Ready to hit the tables with the pros? Check out our WPT schedule and start planning your own road to fame and fortune! So make sure you get your piece of poker action this summer with this amazing tournament.

Atonement is commendable

Hi film buffs,

I happened to watch this Keira Knightly starrer "Atonement" last saturday. I should say, it was a pleasant film. Not every adaptation of a novel turns out to be a nightmare, this film proves it yet again, after its successful predecessors like Ron Howard's adaptation of Dan Brown's classic last year, and also another Kiera Knightly starrer which was an adaptation of a famous novel titled 'Pride and Prejudice'. This film directed by Joe Wright , stands out, though not as an evergreen classic, but definitely as a stand alone pleasant film. The film is a sincere adaptation of the classic literary work. Knightly has essayed the role of the year. She is becoming a better actress with every film of hers, right from her Carribean days. Everything about this film felt off putting, but the film’s fatal mistake is that instead of focusing it on, you know the great love of the rich society girl Cecilia and her poor handyman Robbie who apparently went to college because Cecilia’s father paid for it. It would have been nice to have at least a little back story on Robbie’s relationship with the family. The first hour of the film is told almost entirely from the point of view of Briony. But even that didn’t fit the dour tone of this piece. I realize these people are the super rich and live in a world that we don’t inhabit but it simply didn’t match the material. It should have looked grimy not sweepingly lush with gorgeous bright colors. These people are supposedly super rich, but they are moving through life as though they are on Prozac and there’s no explanation or external conflict in the film that explains why these people seemed to be permanently depressed and lifeless. Director Joe Wright fails to give this film any sense of urgency or pacing. The film is worth the watch for merely its extravagance.

Super Clubs

Hi all,

So I guess everybody is in the holiday mood. It is a widely accepted fact that holidaying and going far off places on your vacation does do good to your body and soul. The metaphysical elements of the body and soul get rejuvenated once we unwind ourselves by doing something we always liked to do, apart from the activities relating to our mundane official life style that keeps building pressure on us. Eventually, we reach a threshold point where we ought to decide to take a break. It is as important what your daily 5 hours of sleep means to your brain ! So, now you have made your decision, so where do we go ?

The Carribean and The Jamaica are good options you can consider. They are places that are riddled with fun and entertainment. The best part about these places is that you find them engulfed by water bodies on more than two sides, giving you the best shore sites to party and unwind to the best of your desires. Super Clubs gives you this amazing opportunity to reach out to the best in these locations with their all inclusive resorts.

You get to visit the best places you can find on earth. Jamaica will get you seeing paradise on earth. You believe that ? yes, you can check out the all inclusive jamaica to get the hang of it. Here, you can also get information on what you can do at Jamaica and the places you definitely cannot to afford to miss. Youc an also find more information on what you can do at Jamaica by the clicking the link all inclusive jamaica.

So, what are you waiting for ? Pack your bags, and get your tickets to Jamaica and get to see where captain Jack Sparrow originated from !

Bahrain will now train engineers

Hi flyers again,

There is more news about Bahrain. This time it is about their decision to train maintenance engineers and other engineers from the aviation stream in their country. They will offer streamlined courses in some of the most demanded jobs in the profession. The Bahrain Airport Services' (BAS) Aircraft Engineering Training Centre is the first such accredited institution in Asia and the Middle East and only the third outside Europe.

The BD1 million centre has been opened to qualify and license aspiring aircraft maintenance engineers, said BAS manager-engineering training Mahmood Al Balooshi.
The majority of students are Bahrainis and a few have come from Oman and India, said Mr Al Balooshi.

So we will definitely have more to see from Bahrain about the training of these engineers.

Pilot scarcity attracts indonesian pilots

Hi flyers,

We are talking about pilot scarcity again. You know how bad the situation is I guess. So, how does the DGCA make up for it. Simple, they invite expat pilot, more from indonesia. This month, Air India has an astronomical number of expat pilots flying down to our country from Indonesia to fill up the cockpits here ! Indian airline companies are attracting more and more Indonesian pilots by giving them two-three fold higher salary than what their country gives. "In Air Sahara, there are about five Indonesian pilots, while in Jet Air at least ten pilots are from Indonesia. Most of them are former pilots of Garuda, Merpati, Mandala and other private airlines companies of Indonesia," Lulik Turnianto, a former Merpati airline (Indonesian) pilot, who is now working as a pilot in Air Sahara said.

Versa Tables

Hi people,

There is more news about tables here. Tables are something that have become part and parcel of our daily life. You might be wondering, "Now, what importance do these tables deserve ? So much to be blogged about !!?". Well, you wouldn't know how bad your regular day could get if you din't have tables around. Just imagine one day in your mundane life, without tables, anywhere, in your work place, at the refectory, at the kitchen, at your drawing room. No way friends, you can never do without tables around you. We are indebted to these ineffable pleasures that the tables have given us all through our lives. So lets give them the due respect they deserve !

I happened to get some awesome tables last week. I purchased them from Versa Tables. You can find images of Versa Tables at

The best part about this company is that they have won several Large School Furniture Contracts. And, their popularity only seems to be growing by the day. With an amazing selling record, they are all set to conquer the furniture market. I am sure you would want to get a piece of the best in town too. You can find stuff for your computer furniture that suits your needs. My uncle has a school and he had ordered a dozen of school computer furniture from Versa tables. I happened to see them, and guess what, it simply makes your studying experience more comfortable and enjoyable. I am sure, even if you ain't a studious person, this furniture will put into into the learning groove. So get them now !

Hrithik is Mr. Modest in Bollywood

Hi Hrithik fans,

There is one great and significant thing that you fans of his need to know about him. Hrithik has been eulogized by all producers he has worked with as one of the most modest persons they've ever met. It is believed that Hrithik Roshan accepts and signs for films just by reading the script and clearing questions about the screenplay and not even knowing who the director is ! Can you believe that ? But, yes, that is true. He has got such a superior taste for quality scripts that he simply signs on the dotted line without further questions or recommendations for heroines or directors, but just being satisfied with the script alone. Now, that is something to be really commended when you find small time actors acting like jerks demanding too much from puny producers who have tough time completing the film with them, and only to see them grumble with discontent. Hrithik, being such a popular actor and a successful hero, has no airs about himself. This is something we can learn from our favorite indian super hero, Krrish !

Air Deccan Outsources Cabin Crew

Hi cabin crew members,

There is more news for the air hostesses. The Air Hostess training academies are roping in airline companies to offer their students in-flight training. Air Deccan will now outsource cabin crew from training institutes and get paid for it in the bargain.
“We are in talks with cabin crew training institutes and are likely to conclude agreements in a week’s time,” said Air Deccan Chief Operating Officer Warwick Brady.
Sources close to the development said the airline was in talks with Frankfinn Institute of Air Hostess Training, Air Hostess Academy and a training institute in Hyderabad.
They added that the airline would be deploying over 300 cabin crew members in a year through this. While this arrangement will give aspiring cabin crew of various institutes the chance to train on the job, the airline will not have to hire additional cabin crew. The institutes will pay Air Deccan for giving their trainees this opportunity.
“Foreign cabin crew training institutes have also expressed their willingness to take part in this innovative model,” the sources said.

So, see ya in the cabin gals... !

Teak Furnitures

Hi friends,
Furnitures are very special to any home. They are the ones that give that necessary cozy feeling to what makes our home special to us. Everyone would want to come back to "home" one day. It is because of the native feel that we get from our homes. And guess what creates this magic, its the wooden furniture ! The best part about the interior decoration in any home is the layout and design of the furniture. I have seen several homes that have been lavishly built, but without the requisite grandeur furniture, which makes it look like an empty storehouse ! So, I hope you are getting how important are furnitures when it comes to making your home. So, where can you find the best furnitures.

Teak is widely known to be one of the best materials to construct house-hold furnitures from. Teak is very strong wood that gives the furnitures their necessary strength and also the power required to stay afresh and new for a long period of time. It is quite an investment of money when it comes to buying teak furniture but is never goes for a waste, and you will see it in a few years. Now, where do we get teak furniture ? Patio furniture is the best place to get all your teak furnitures for affordable prices.

They sell teak wood patio furniture to the general public. You can get to see their site at This website offers a lucid presentation that can take you through a pleasurable journey of purchasing. You can also find teak garden furniture to make your garden really envious. If you get to see the teak benches that I purchased last week from Patio furniture, you wouldn't be sitting there thinking more about it ! Those gorgeous teak benches that I got make my drawing room look so elegant and it gives that authentic countenance to the whole space. You cannot find something better to decorate your home with. So, go ahead and make your interior statement with Teak Patio Furnitures. After this, you will find yourself coming back for more from Patio !

What I think about Rakhi brothers and sisters !

Hi people,

I am here with something interesting. This is about a topic you really would not wanna debate on. Well, but doin exactly that, is simply what that turns me on ! All right, so how did I choose this one ? Well, I happened to read an abstract from one of Shoba De's most celebrated works that revolves around the truths behind men, and what women should know about men. What caught my attention was the chapter that dealt with Rakhi brothers and sisters ! And it came to me in a way that got me contemplating hell a lot about it the same evening I read it. And this post delineates my musings !

**Statutory Warning : The content enclosed in this post is merely a statement of my opinion and it could be offensive to some people and/or their ideologies. Read it at your own risk.

I have come across a lot of people go crazy with this Rakhi and more, with the Rakhi day, for more than a few interesting reasons. I have always relished finding others' reasons utterly stupid and thoughtless ! No offence ! But I do admit it ! Some funny things that happen on the day of "Rakhshabandan" is that most guys ( school or college goin') absent themselves to escape from being tied a rakhi on their hands, and being stigmatized as a 'brother' by the damsels they have an eye on ! And, just to give stupid reasons the next day for having made themselves scarce the previous day. I've even found quite a few guys praying that they shouldn't find their crushes running behind them, with rakhis I mean !! And few others who play hide and seek to ensure that they don't end up with a rakhi on their hands.

And, about the girls ( here is the most interesting part !! ), they tie rakhis for a variety of reasons. And it is the girls who have most of the action on the day. Firstly, are the kind of girls we already discussed when we spoke about the guys who were hiding behind the trees and sometimes, even in the toilets for hours, to just find their crushes give up hunting for them with beautifully colored and designed wires to hang their dreams in the gallows ! These girls take their coup on this day, getting as many rakhis as they could, to make as many statements as possible to their 'usual suspects'. And, what statements and to which suspects ? Suspects include guys who are trying to woo them at the drop of the hat, guys who always look like they've painstakingly practiced perfecting, "well, I was just thinking, How about a coffee
this saturday ?", in front of the mirror, and guys whom they really wanna find a good friend in but wanna make sure they efface roots of any other ideas set up in the fella's mind ( and, also their own !) These girls want to make sure that these potential suspects are aware that they wont be happy if they are asked for a date ( and more if that guy happened to be a close friend of the dude they have an eye on !! 'Coz they know it could get things complicated in the future )

There are these second clan of girls who go around tying rakhis for a different reason altogether. And, speaking about them and their intentions raises a lotta questions ( the plot thickens here!!)
There are these kinda girls who were brought up in such an orthodox fashion where they would fear their elders staring at them, when they are 'caught' talking over the phone to a guy or just exchanging a 'hi' at the bus stop, like they just lost their virginity ! There are quite a few downtown girls that way, who very badly wanna see themselves outta their shells once they are in college. And, it is for this category that guys usually fall for, for two reasons, they are vulnerable and they also seem like they want it, and more because they don't sport a look, all that expensive, for most guys to buy ! (And you know, most guys know what they deserve !!)
So, these girls are the ones who make the best use of the rakhi. They find tying a rakhi to a guy as a very acceptable excuse to talk to the guys without any inhibition from their parents. You know, stuff like :

" (whispering) Hey Ammu, who is this guy ?"
"Maa, he is that guy, remember the pink color rakhi I gave him?"
"Oh ya, I do, Do come in young man, would you like some rose milk?"

That guy surely must have been amazed at the kinda greeting from Ammu's mom that was merely the consequence of the pink rakhi on his wrist ! "Visa Granted !!"

So, these girls find the rakhi as a handy excuse to get things started with these guys. Sometimes, so desperately, coz they cant find another way out to get matters across to their crushes ! And, these girls do know that most guys are not really serious about these rakhis, meaning that, in a month's time after tying the rakhi, if they proposed to him, they would least expect him to say something like :

"What !! I never expected this from you !! Then what did your rakhi mean ? Was that all a spoof ?"

Crap ! Frankly speaking, I havn'nt come across one guy who would 'dare' say that ! And, if only she was a chick you could dream going out with, I would be surprised if I din't find him say:

" Oh my Gosh ! I'm going crazy out here, totally outta my mind !! Where do ya wanna go ? Movie Park ? Beach ? Drive in ? Coffee Day ? You know I had always wanted to take you (includes all his attempts !!) to this Daisy Park, where you find the best of (he'd be about to say :chicks in town:) err..lilies ( in a daisy park !!), and then this restaurant on the hill top..., ..., "

you know the rest, all his 'solo duets' !!

So, I'm sure you are getting the hang of it ! And, this is the place most guys fail to be careful, coz they are, most of the time, not aware that they are in what you call the probation period, and only on passing that, will they advance to the next level ! And, you know what happens with the ones who don't qualify, coz you know only one qualifies in the end ! The worst part in this game is that, you get to know of your competitors only when you know ( or rather informed ) that you've lost !! So, all that I got to tell them all, "Play it safe, guys". And to those girls (whom I presume to be the only winners in this game, not even the winning competitor !),

"Good show, yet again !"

And you hear anyone singing praises about this rakhi bullshit saying they really look at him like their brother, they are either too imbibed into this stupid and mindless culture or they are upto fabricating some sinister plan, a few of which I had elucidated in the beginning of this post !
When you really want a guy to be your friend, you can always make him understand how much he would mean to you as a friend, rather than use the tag 'brother', atleast not for other hidden intentions. If you cant make the guy understand that, then he simply does not deserve your affection.

If tagging him a 'brother' is the only way to find a friend in him, then he rather not be your friend at all.


There is no generalizing of the fact that all girls or all boys are this way. Not at all. This post was only about a selected clan of people I had come across. And, If I had hurt the sentiment of a few really really serious rakhi brothers and sisters ( !!! ), I sincerely apologize for having stated all this, and I do not hide behind the cover that "it was not intentional", well, it pretty much was intentional, to those who may have to realize the gray shades in their rakhis !!

Praveen Chandar.

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