Sunday, November 05, 2006

Tear Me This

Birds latest entry has a part where he goes on about a childhood snap of his. And how it brought tears in his eyes. To quote him - "...its just that I was too reckless with my childhood than I should’ve been & too observant of my post teens. I should have been more observant & accepted my childhood than my adulthood, like taking childhood seriously & spend adulthood as a child..."

This made me dig out some old snaps which I had scanned on my trip to India. The fact that Bird would cry if I found some more kid snaps of his was motivation enough. Also Abhi posting some of his
kiddie snaps (and Hooters snaps!) was sentimental reason enough.

The first one that came up see-sawed me between the past and present. What we were, and what we have become. Never ever at that stage would I have thought this is where we would be.



From L-R (I'm using complete names in case one of them ever Googles himself)
Ashish Duggar, Amit Sthalekar, Ganesh V (sharing the same chair), Aditya Bakshi, Neelotpal Kundu, Moi, Dont know who, Priyadarshan Nadkarni (Bird), Siddharth Anbalahan and Kedar Bhide.

Random Note:
Who would believe Amit would end up being a DJ. Ganesh would end up in acting/modelling (read here) and that Kedar would fight the Kargil war. The rest of us in that snap are useless.




Same time, same place.

Random Note:
The idea of Brokeback Mountain started with Farro and Sthalu in the same chair. And Baywatch swimsuits were designed after looking at my shorts (Girls stop trying to zoom in).




L-R: Phani, Me and Siddharth Maskeri.
This is by far one of my favorite snaps.

Random Note:
The phrase 'thunder thighs' was coined after looking at my.... thighs!




The above is from a stage play.
The man on the left, with the stick and white/black hair is Me! The woman with the stick is Smita Rao. I think she played my wife. Miss Red Pants is Mekhala Samsi but the guy right in front, white shirt and blue jeans, flapping his hands to imitate the Backstreet Boys, is well, you guessed it - Bird!




And thats Mekhala Samsi (Mekhala, if you ever Google yourself - Big Hello to ya!) and Me, standing up on the apartment complex's electrical box. It had a huge sign which said - "DANGER - 240 V". Mom always told me not to go anywhere near it as a kid. This is proof that I did and when I head to India this December - I'll get smacked for it! Sorry Ma!

Good snaps! Good memories.

Inernet Cable Connection - $19.95/month
Coffee while typing this post - $3.15
To make Bird cry - Priceless!!

Start crying Bird, start crying!

32 Comments:

Anonymous medha said...

DUDE!!!

You wore PINNNKKKKK???

And the weird fashion sense stilll continues...doesn't it?? :p


But, very nice post! :)

November 05, 2006 2:27 AM  
Blogger abhi said...

dhammaaaal snaps bhai .....

ur intentions atop the electric box could be deemed questionable ... this looks like one of those before snaps (viz. before mekhala slaps u)

.. no wonder Bird doesn't remember his past ... the fact of the matter is that no one does

November 05, 2006 2:33 AM  
Blogger Madame Mahima said...

dhammal post ajo..

you know looking at ure baby snaps...brings back terrifying memory of that kid B who came to my house (the one who calls kelso 'canso') he looks EXACTLY like u did when u were a kid..no wonder i felt so much hostility towards him :D

oh man...farro was hot even as a kid...
(im pretty sure that statement is illegal in a lot of places)
damn...why didnt u just get electrocuted by that box...or MAYBE u did...heh heh that would explain a lot!

November 05, 2006 2:43 AM  
Blogger Bird said...

difficult to believe its us in those snaps. How many more kiddie snaps do you have? Must ask others too if they have any snaps, lets scan all these pics.

Shabbash, well done.

This time you come back, lets try & see what went wrong the earlier times, why you dint get electrocuted...i'll finish the job this time & collect the money promised by many people.

November 05, 2006 3:06 AM  
Blogger KJ said...

awww cute pics...

seeing you all put up the childhood pics, i am almost TEMPTED to do the same.... :P

:)

KJ

November 05, 2006 5:31 AM  
Blogger APOO said...

#Medha: Pink I think is cool... till you are 7 years old!

#Abhi: Nah... women dont slap me... they jes lurve me. Actually its an after snap... after the lemon-in-a-spoon race!
And I remember Birds past.... I remember her running down the back slope shouting "Bachao Bachao" as dogs ran behind him. Things have changed now.

#Mahima: Did you electricity has no effect on me. You could try it when we are in Mumbai... you could hold my hand and place it on a live wire!
Also, now you know why I loved Kid B. :P
FYI - I was a very nice kid! Specially to women!

#Bird: I have tons. When I am there in Dec, we'll take down the albums and scan em!
My offer to Mahima is also open to you. You can hold my hand and place it on a live wire!

#KJ: Thanks! And yes, you should... I have not seen the adult KJ, so kid KJ would gimme some idea!

November 05, 2006 2:24 PM  
Blogger APOO said...

#Abhi: I meant "I remember him..." but some people might prefer her!

November 05, 2006 2:25 PM  
Anonymous the pooh said...

ROFL... dude thats awesome.....loved the pics...

November 05, 2006 9:22 PM  
Blogger abhi said...

Bird has no sex

(read: bird cannot have sex)

November 05, 2006 11:41 PM  
Anonymous IdeaSmith said...

LOL....I lurrrrve the pics! Pink tee notwithstanding...

November 06, 2006 12:35 AM  
Blogger infected said...

Interesting to notice that Bird had a mustache at that age as well.

Does anyone have Bird's baby pictures?

Apoo, the story of what was bird doing flapping in this picture would be delightful. :)

November 06, 2006 2:31 AM  
Blogger KJ said...

apoo,
chk ur mail...
and next time be careful of wat u ask for...your wish might just come true.

:P

KJ

November 06, 2006 7:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

awww some! You were an adorable kid, seriously what went wrong :P

absolutely love these snaps!

November 06, 2006 10:44 PM  
Anonymous umm said...

good stuff apoo put up more if you can...
btw mekhala is available on orkut

November 07, 2006 9:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

dude I thought u had a disturbed childhood ... must have got electicuted with the red box ... n dude whom did u bend over for ...humm
dude whts is Mekhala Samsi up2 ....
??
Amit

November 07, 2006 1:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

dude whts with yur Shorts .,...I am sure Rambha got inspired by u ...
have it Show it ...
Amit

November 07, 2006 1:53 PM  
Blogger APOO said...

#Pooh: Glad u liked em!

#Abhi: Yeah! That moustache is a result of all those repressed hormones!

#Idea: Pink, is cool! Till you are 7 years old. Its cool!

#Alap: Bird flapping story, will take too long to blog. When I am in India, perhaps a session at CT after everyones a few pegs down...

#KJ: I saw it. I sent u a reply. U have been warned!

#Menagerie: The world (which includes people like you) spoilt me! :P
Yeah, wait till I put more cute ones!

#Umm: I think I might just have these few scanned. When in India, I'll get you the others!
Ah! I noticed... I shud msg her... or perhaps I shudnt. My orkut snap is apparently scary!

#Amit: I had a childhood where I disturbed everyone. And yes, good point about Rambha...

November 07, 2006 8:55 PM  
Anonymous umm said...

sorry to hijack your blog but since many read this i will be in bombay from the 17th dec to 6th jan. some ct daru would be nice. my gf is probably coming too so gentlemen be nice and leave my history alone ;)

November 08, 2006 2:48 AM  
Blogger memphis said...

bird: u never wore half pants!

November 08, 2006 3:46 AM  
Blogger Madame Mahima said...

quit trying to get me to hold ure hand man. enough is enough!

i have a good idea: i think u should post up more pix of farro.
dont ask me why...all i know is that it will be good for everyone. my brain works in brilliant, yet mysterious ways.

November 08, 2006 7:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ajo is going to start in a Movie ...Kid in thights ...
Amit

November 08, 2006 12:16 PM  
Blogger sinusoidally said...

Amazing!

November 09, 2006 3:01 PM  
Blogger APOO said...

#Umm: Thats great! Our trips to Mumbai shall overlap! So hope to see you there!

#Memphis: Yeah... now that u say that... we should investigate. There must be something about Birds Legs that he is hiding...

#Mahima: It was a half chance... I tried!
Come to Mumbai and I'll get u Farro in flesh and blood!

#Amit: LOL! Good idea!

#Sinusoidally: Thank You! :)

November 09, 2006 9:03 PM  
Blogger exclusively_me said...

awesome post this one as well as d previous one...i have been quite busy lately and hence quite inactive on blogger...
btw why Apoo jo's girls HIGH school ..naughty naughty apoo..!!i mean why not start with a kindergarten first...?
lolzzz!!!1

November 10, 2006 2:13 AM  
Blogger Bird said...

Umm: Lets meet up in CT, you need me to book the whole place? This december a lot of people will be in CT, finally, we have enough members to beat up the old regulars.

BTW, do i mention to your gf that you tried to eat a bulb once or is that part of history too?

And before you get your gf to Nandanvan, give a thought to the "Nandanvan Jinx"

Appoo: Hey pops.

November 11, 2006 5:26 AM  
Blogger Anita Pillai said...

I got a lump in my throat after reading this..Beautiful post!

November 11, 2006 12:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Umm:
Most of the nanguys are planning a trip to Goa in 3rd week of Jan. If you were around, you could have come along too.
Anyways, i'll be there from Dec 30th to Jan 23rd - so we all should get together for sure!

Apoo:
Nice pics. Which reminds me that we need to have a 'childhood video-camera recordings watching' session sometime.

Bird:
Looks like nobodys been beating you up in the elevators recently.

Abs:
I need to call you and talk to you 1 of these week-ends.

Bakshi

November 11, 2006 6:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i really like the last pic. :)

so, did he cry?

November 12, 2006 12:13 PM  
Blogger APOO said...

#Exclusive: Thanks You! But why are you inactive on blogger? Its nto allowed :P

#Bird: Hey Bird! BTW, why is it you never offered booking all of CT when I come down.... but u wanna book all of it for Umm? I feel discriminated!

#Anita: Thanks! :)

#Bakshi: I agree! We shud upload it to Google Videos to show the world the true face of the nanguys! And Bird used to be beaten up in elevators (also)?

#Sonia: Yeah... the lasy pic. I know, I look hot!
Bird, cry.... I doubt! But you coudl ask him!

November 12, 2006 6:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

whoa!! this Kedar in the snap wouldn't happen to have a sis named Kaumudi, would he???

December 05, 2006 12:01 AM  
Blogger APOO said...

#Sensorcaine: Yes, he would. :)
The Bhide family... so do we know each other indirectly?

December 05, 2006 12:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yup.. the sis happend to be my classmate in school, and i do believe I have made a trip to her home as a kid. (where I met the brother mentioned in the post. Shy, retiring sort, he was)

December 07, 2006 11:51 PM  

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