Monday, June 06, 2005

Old flame

Photos from the last performance of 9Lives


Addy the guitarist (subject of at least three of my blog posts) with lead singer Abby


Sinnerman's guitar -- one of the last places where the band members' names will be seen together (We got invited backstage for the guitar-signing ceremony! Woohoo!)


And this -- another masterpiece of a shot by Sinnerman

When he mailed this photo to me, I replied, "Beautiful. Bloggable."

His reply was, "Yes, blog on it and let's see what the angulimaal Virdi says now."

Angulimaal Virdi!!! Hahahahahahahahahahahhahahaha! That was a brilliant one!

Oops, sorry yaar Virdi, don't take offence, but this was too funny for me to not post! :)

Ok somebody stop me now. I cannot stop laughing.



33 comments:

Sahil said...

...I thought my Hindi was pretty good, but i've never heard of an "angulimaal" person before?!?!

whats dat? is it sinnerman's own concocted word? i'm curious.

Viv said...

There's some story about this guy who used to collect fingers and make a necklace with it... read it in a hindi text book long back... that guy was called "angulimaal"! Maybe because he thought angulis were maal cheez... collector's edition...

Sayesha said...

Haha! Good one, Viv! Collector's edition it seems! Hahahahaha! :)

Angulimaal was a dacoit in a jungle, who wore a garland he made from his victims' fingers. He was transformed by Buddha into Valmiki.

Sahil said...

ohhhhh... now the joke makes sense! be careful of ur fingers dear sayesha....

croondoodle said...

erm...u mean our man might write the Ramayana some day?!!? =O...woooow!

Sayesha said...

No matter what he writes, by popular demand, the English translation MUST be done only by weird-hair Anil! :D

croondoodle said...

...rather,rewrite...;P

virdi said...

hey sayesha... i am totally fida over your hand.. no i am serious... yeh haaath mujhe de de sayesha... now u can find this photo on my blog too.. i cant stop myself. and by the way what do you mean by ANGILIMAAL VIRDI??? teri toh... dekh loonga tere ko... u dont know my gussa... jab virdi ko gussa aata hai toh fir jwala mukhi fatta hai.. (taken directly from chacha chaudhary comics)
your hand is now on my blog..
V...

virdi said...

and main us Sinnerman ke baache ko bhi dekh loonga.. but first "hi sinnerman, thanks for the hand ka photo.. "
V...

Sahil said...

dekh loonga? not dekh loongi? ur male? or r u female with a "bhai" complex?

virdi said...

abe i am pakka male... anil shut the duck up... stop giggling... u ass.. shut up.. and yes sayesha just shut ur gob... sahil u idiot i am male... kar diya mera popat?? happy?? big fat fool..
V..

Sahil said...

eh bhai! maaf karde yaar.

i think i've had the wrong impression ever since u were jealous of sayesha's hand..... so u can't blame me for being confused.

my bad boss. and i'll try not to make popat of u again ;)

Viv said...

No wonder Valmiki could write the Ramayana in one life time... He had so many fingers at his disposal!

Hey! Maybe they DID use typewriters back then...

All you Antakshari fans out there, what song did Anguli Maal sing when he was transformed into Valmiki?

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Main kya karoon Raam mujhko Buddha mil gaya!

croondoodle said...

hahahahaha...could have never guessed it! am sure Annu Kapoor would have pulled his hair out but never managed to answer that question!...;D

Sayesha said...

Ok Viv that has GOT to be one of your most intelligent jokes! :D Both Ram and Buddha in a joke about Valmiki! Wah Wah!

You see how Sayesha's blog is bringing out the best in you? ;)

virdi said...

i am not J about her hand Sahil... i am J about her khushiyan.. she is having fun with kids and goes to Cambodia for masti marofy trip and me sado in some stupid office.. thats why J.. me to full fida over Sayesha's hand.. and if possible i could marry her hand.. not full sayesha.. she might say sardar (a.k.a sar-dard) get lost.. ;-) anyways i like her hand lots doesnt mean i hate her.. just that someone might kill me...
V..

virdi said...

hey is Raamji (prince Raam) a buddhist?? See Valmiki converted to Buddhiusm and wrote story about a prince and he has to be buddhist. and so all Hindus worship a buddhist prince it means all Hinuds are Buddhist.
A=B=C so A=C. Correct. Kar diya saab log ko kanfooz. I was doing some work on SAS and so wanted to chill out so cooked up Hindu and Budhist story. Me so good. ;-)
V..

Sayesha said...

Hahaha! Virdi, I have an idea. Why dun you go to my Dad and say, "Main aapki beti ka haath, aur sirf uska haath maangne aaya hoon!"

Ab tak mere haath ka kamaal dekha hai, tab mere Dad ke haath ka kamaal dekhoge! :D

Viv said...

Brince Rama (as he is fondly known in Cambodia) was neither Hindu nor Buddhu (Virdi almost called it Buddhuism, so why not?) because he was God... and back then, God did not have an organisation chart... So he didn't have to worship his boss... whoever that was. Maybe God didn't have an MBA... maybe he hadn't yet built Harvard. We can't ask such difficult questions...

So, to make things less confusing it was decided that followers could call themselves Hindu or Buddhu, whichever pleased them.

So... What are you? (imagine this line being spoken in that smooth male voice you hear in Hugo Boss commercials)

Viv said...

Seriously speaking, Virdi has asked a very profound question...Bravo!

I was amazed to find that there were more people with the same question.

Check out the comments on this one... very detailed!

http://sihikahi.blogspot.com/2005/01/pending-post.html

Sahil said...

Sayesha, that was such a bollywood dialogue:

"Ab tak mere haath ka kamaal dekha hai, tab mere Dad ke haath ka kamaal dekhoge!"

had me literally laughing out loud.

Ro said...

in 1200 BC, a pretty face launched a thousand ships.

thousands of years later, a picture of a pretty hand is raising profound theological, existential and matrimonial questions.

here's to the hand!

or should i say here's to the picture of the hand! ;-)

croondoodle said...

Sayesha ka haath aur Virdi ka bakwaas...can hear Virdi singing very soon "Chaanta laga...haai laga...ui ma...haai ram!'

Sayesha said...

Haha! These are some of the best comments I have ever had on any of my blog posts. Each one of them is so hilarious! I'm reading them again and again and laughing out loud!

Thanks guys, for totally making my day! :D

Sahil said...

Aaj ki kohin taza khabhar nahin, kya?

Been a WHOLE day oh light, or should i say, flame of my life... I think i'm addicted to your blog.

Kya yahin pyaar hain? ;)

virdi said...

hey sayesha
may be your dad would say... JAO BETA LE JAO ISKA HAATH... Tum se ziada iske haath ko koi nahi chahta hai.. jao beta le jao.. (like in DDLJ Bauji says to Kajol : Ja beta ja is se ziada tujhe koi pyar nahi kar sakta) and then i will do the Gabbar Singh trick.. ek jhatke mein i will..... he he he he... wicked me.. and rama was Hindu or Buddhist i dont know but he was not Buddhu as Viv (not richards) said.. he was god?? hey come on he is just a character of a novel... if he is god then Harry Potter is the... whatever.. and i am a Dutchman... well its belief.. we shoudl not start a differct topic here.. sayesha i am in love with your hand... main aab kya karoon?? :-?
V..

virdi said...

story of angulimaal... http://www.indolink.com/Kidz/anguli.html and there is no zikar of Ramayana.... Valmiki was some other decoit in Jungle.. he was transformed by Narada and not budha... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valmiki
So you all got confused because of me.. wakaws... all the hindus thought for someime that they were Buddhists...
;-)
V..

virdi said...

sayesha stop kanfoosing everyone.. you strated it.. not me..
;-)
V..

ritzkini said...

Controversy solved !

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valmiki

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angulimala

Simple wikipedia search...
Valmiki was transformed by narada and not buddha !
What a discussion !
A surd managed to confuse hindus in singapore abt the hindus being actually buddhists !is that national integration or wot ??
;-)

Sayesha said...

The more I research on this, the more confused I get! Here's something that hints that Angulimal and Valmiki were different persons!

http://www.ashram.org/satsang_eng/eternal_youth/page26.html

Other names such as Valia and Ratnakara also came into the picture.

I have reached the conclusion (for now) that Ratnakara was transformed by Narada into Valmiki, and Angulimala was transformed by Buddha (into??)

Does anyone have an authentic and reliable source of info on this?

virdi said...

yes someone has.. ask buddha.. hehehe... angulimal says " main kya karoon sayesha mere ko budha mil gaya"
V..

Bivas said...

Hilarious conversation here...but the last post by Sayesha is absolutely correct.
Valmiki was Dasyu(Dacoit) Ratnakar. He was converted when he saw a bird shedding tears for its beloved that was killed. Thus the coverted Valmiki started writing the ramayana.
Angulimaal, was a dacoit who used to cut off the fingers of his victims and wear it in a maala(garland) around his neck. He was humbled by Buddha and later became his disciple. By what name he was known is not known. (Another anonymous!)

Anonymous said...

Where did you find it? Interesting read » » »