I am loving this tag doing the rounds introduced to us by Shantala. It has been fun reading other’s responses. For a change, this one is not about books but a little more about me. Read through and pick up the #AnythingButBooks tag. I would love to read yours too.
Name a cartoon(s) that you love.
I grew up at a time when there was just one hour of cartoon shown on Sunday mornings at 9 called Mickey and Donald which I loved. Then there were the video cassettes of Tom and Jerry we used to watch for endless hours. Among the recent cartoons, I love binge-watching Shinchan. I have to watch it, I have 2 boys.
What is your favorite song right now?
It is a not so current song. But, I have been listening to this on endless loop as I discovered it recently.
Kehte hain khuda ne is jahan mein sabhi ke liye
Kisi na kisi ko hai banaya har kisi ke liye
Tera milna hai us rab ka ishara maano
Mujhko banaya tere jaise hi kisi ke liye
For the non-Hindi speaking, here is the translation –
“It says God has created someone for everyone,
Finding you is a sign from Him,
That I am made for someone like you.”
I love the way the music goes around in circles. If you loved the lyrics, the music is even better. Here is the link
What could you do for hours (that isn’t reading)?
I can spend hours walking. I love to go for long walks, walk in a market, shopping, walking to anywhere. All I need is a pair of comfortable and strong shoes.
What is something you love to do that your followers would be surprised by?
I love to spend time in Museums and in ruins. I can spend hours and hours going through each and every exhibit and reading all the notes written below it and I can remember them too. On my last weekend in London, I spent the whole day, yes the whole day, at the Victoria and Albert Museum and at the Natural History Museum. It was pure bliss.
As for the ruins, I stay near Bassein fort and I love to walk around the ruins of the fort. The fort is used for movie, music videos, ads and TV serial shootings too. It helps to maintain this historical monument. But, it could also damage the original features of the fort. I wish our Archeological department does more to protect this fort. You can see the fort in this famous song from Heropanti. Ignore the foreground dancers, just see the beautiful fort in the background.
What is your favorite unnecessarily specific thing to learn about (this can do with books, I guess)?
I want to learn about editing videos. Why? To create book reviews with videos. I don’t want to be staring into a camera and showing people book hauls. But, more like an edited video which will show what the book is about. Anyone help me with where can I start?
What is something unusual you know how to do?
There really is nothing unusual I know that the rest of us doesn’t know. In fact, there are too many things I do not know to do.
Name something you’ve made in the last year (and show us, if you can).
Well, last year I made this website. I used tutorials on Youtube to understand how to customise the themes, how to add code and lot of nitty-gritties. I am a techie and code loves me. It was pure bliss to seep through endless code after ages.
What is your most recent personal project?
It has to be growing capsicums. It did grow, I posted the pictures on Instagram. But, now I want to create a fairy garden or a miniature garden. All my time is now spent in watching their videos and Pinterest is full of ideas.
Tell us something you think about often (maybe while staring out of windows).
When I look out of my window, it is to a main road which is 100 feet wide. So, loads to think about like cars, clothes, signals. Just before the road is a peepul tree inhabited with birds of all kinds. Their morning activities are fun to watch. There is also crow’s nest and I love watching their antics. Beyond the road is an unkempt open ground. It is green now due to the first rains and a delight to watch.
Give us something that’s your favorite, but make it something oddly specific, not like your favorite food, but like your favorite food when you’ve been studying for hours and forgot to eat. Or, you know, something like that.
I am not really a foodie but I love to listen to music when studying or working very hard. If it needs me to concentrate and stay awake, music is the best. It helps me focus.
Now that you know me a little more, tell me about yourself.