Tuesday, May 29, 2007

'High' point

Pani puri ka pani on the rocks on the house for everyone!

The bar menu has reached a grand total of 500 drinks.

The blog and I have come a long way. My way of thinking has undergone drastic changes. I have learnt important lessons in self-discovery. I have found friends I never thought I could be so close to. I have made enemies I never thought I could make.

The blog has allowed me to don many personas. From Bollywood-crazy Sayesha Smitten showbiz kitten, to the baby-talking adoring masi, to the bar-tending Bhai whose name strikes terror in the hearts of many. And at other times, I am simply Sayesha, a girl who has experienced significant events in her life because of her blog.

A year ago, when a 3-day-old baby Aish was admitted to the ICU and the doctor said, “It’s upto God now.” it felt like our world was collapsing around us. I did not know what I could do. In that state of helplessness, I knew my wishes were not enough. I appealed to my blog buddies to send her their good wishes too. And they did. The wishes worked. I will never ever forget the countless blog comments, the emails, the sms messages that you guys sent to give strength to me and my family, and helped baby Aish get through it. In fact, on some levels, I feel like I owe it to you guys to tell you how my little niece is doing, which is part of the reason why there are so many posts on her.

Though I have made so many friends through my blog, I have had major major fights too. Sometimes to the point that friendships broke before the friends even saw each other in real life. I was upset at first, but took it in my stride. Friends fight, friends have fallouts. Otherwise there is something wrong. At first, I used to keep an emotional distance from my online friends, show them just my nicer side, but now I don’t. It's easy to maintain an on-the-surface friendship - after all, what are the odds that you're gonna meet every one of your blog friends? It just seems safer to be all nice and polite and keep it to jokes and not show the weak, wrecked side that all of us have. We have our 'real friends' for that, don't we? Wrong. I have come to realise it over time. If you’re my friend, I will fight with you, I will throw a fit, I will storm off, I will show you my ‘bad side’, I will yell at you, I will take a break from email threads because I know I'd been wrong, and I want to cool off without holding any grudge. I’d do everything that I'd do with a regular friend in 'real life'. If we're gonna be friends, I wanna be there beyond the silly jokes, the leg-pulling, the shallow bonding. I wanna be there when the laughter stops. And if you can’t, I don’t think there’s a point in calling this a ‘friendship’.

Blog friends aside, there is another group close to my heart. ‘The others'. They don't have a blogger account so they can’t comment but I know they are reading. They have been reading for a while actually. This blog used to be open to all to comment, but when you start getting zillions of spam comments promising you enlargement of body parts you don't even have in the first place, you have to take some measures. I'm opening up the comments space to 'The others' once again, just for this post, so if you've been one of those readers lurking around for a while, do get over your shyness and drop by with a Hi for the Bhai. :)

The most amazing thing about the bar is that it has made me a happier person. I am generally not a dukhi aatma kind of person, but sometimes life does get to you. But hanging out here in this bar with all the bewdas, and then hopping over to their blogs, just does something to me, brings a smile to my face, adds a spark to my life.

Of course, it’s not always happy-happy stuff at the bar. Sometimes I wish certain people didn’t know about my blog. Sometimes I wonder if I should take up my friends’ advice to change the URL. And then I think – nope. I chose to make it online, I chose to make it public. Now I can't pick who reads it. This is me, this is my bar. Ab jo hai, so hai.

I only realised last week that I was close to my 500th post. I know many of them have been crappy and I actually wince when I read some of then, but in a way I am proud of all of them. Because they are all mine. But if I had to pick my favourite, I guess it has to be this, because it contains the essence of what this bar is all about.

It’s just a place to get high.

On life.



109 comments:

Hari said...

CRASH! BANG! BLAST!!

I landed first!!!

vineet said...

well yes i am one of the others...so here is a 'hi' u asked for.

checking ur blog b4 leaving office fetched me GOLD...yay

Neihal said...

I am all senti right now.
You said it was about getting high on life
:P

CONGRATULATIONS!!
I am 80 posts old and I was gloating abt it....now I feel like a kid ;-)

ahem...u know what that makes you. :P

CONGRATS once again. I have had great time here. Thanks for all those posts dear.

Neihal said...

Sash I get BRONZE

and Silver also, two huys hasseling wid the gold :P

and GOLD also coz only I commented on th post. Now I graciously give back the silver and bronze. :D

Neihal said...

hahahaha
I just read that post again.
You r right that post says all about this blog...err...bar :D

I am always on for the pani puri ka pani on the rocks.. One more please :D

krishna shankar said...

Well done! congratulations on your 500th post.

Bivas said...

Sayesha U R a Cab :D
no wonder the bar has been open beyond drinking hours :-)
Guess it's the happiness n joy that spreads all around which keeps this whole thing goin.
Keep posting :-)
Am sure all those 'other' bewdas r gonna get real talli on this one ;-)
Maikhana khula hai Saki...aaj Pi Le Jee bhar ke...

The Soul of Alec Smart said...

Congratulations!!
I still remember how I got to this bar.. Chanced upon it thru Sunshine's blog.. That was the day you had posted the first few pics of Baby Aish. I read awwwllll ur old posts that day.. And since then this is the place I get talli at.. Started my own blog pretty recently.. am 10-post old :)

Tejal said...

hiya! well i'm relatively VERY new to blog world n i stumbled upon ur blog from a fren's blogroll.. but u kno wat? your blogs r addictive.. hehe.. really... wen u dint post in Jan n all gawd..i missed readin your blog sooooo much.. its bcom a part of life i guess *yea..all senti..wipes a giant tear* :P
seriously.. u ROCK ok.. n keepin 'rockin' ok?
muah muah!

Hari said...

:-| :-0

Sayesha! You mean I got a Gold in your 500th post?!!

:') Oh GOD! You know something, I really wanted to be the first to comment on your posts for a long long time, but later gave up thinking that some people bribe you for informing them before you publish, so that they can greedily gobble the gold.

But see...A GOLD on 500th post!
Its all destiny...**Sniff**.. :')

CHEERS!!!!

Rajit said...

Hi Sayesha, I visit your blog quite regularly and I want to complement you for the way you express yourself. I wish I could do that too!

Keep it flowing...

wishes,

Anonymous said...

Hey Sayesha,

Reading your posts makes my day!
Keep the daaru flowing, girl.

cheers :)

Anand said...

Congrats Bhai! (now that's the first time i ever said that to a girl!). Am one of the 'others' as well. If you (n)ever see the much-harried-but-still-not-married 'career' type drag his feet into the bar at the end of each maddening day, crawl to his favourite corner, have just one drink all by himself, and slink out quietly without a word, that would be me. I found the bar when a friend using my comp walked in and left the door open (he's an'other' one) - and I have generally been dropping by for my poison now and then. It's been a great trip so far - keep 'em coming!

cheers! (hic)

oxymoron said...

congrats on the 500th!
will be waiting for the 1000th!
enzzzzoy!
long live the 'madiralay'

Anonymous said...

ok. Hi to the Bhai from the other group!!

--Guru

Anonymous said...

Yet another one from "The Others" group. I come to this bar all the way from Birmingham, Alabama on a daily basis for a while now(despite being a teetottler) ;-)

- Apple Bee

Thisisme said...

heyyy...congrats for the 500th!!! n must say..i m addicted! :):)
srsly speaking..ur posts make me feel very happy happy..whenever i c a new post..it automatically brings a smile to my face..irrespective of what kinda post it is..srs or funny.. :) and yes..u rock n keep rocking.. :D

avanibala said...

hi bhai...
i'm one of "the others"....a silent reader...nothing to comment...i like ur posts...u r on my favs list...makes it a point to check ur post every day during lunch...keep writing...not being able to have a drink at sayeshaz during lunch is a bummer for moi these dayz....:)
Cheerz....
-avani

Sahil said...

bring out the low-cal gulabos!

ps congrats on making it to 500... keep it up! :D

ananya said...

hi there..CONGRATULATIONS...yr blog rocks..hopped on it by chance a little while ago, bt hav read all the posts in the archive..n i luv all of thm specially the baby aish ones.nvr commented bfre coz was too lazy..bt now tht i am at it wud like to tell u tht u r an amazing human being.. really admire u..

Bivas said...

watching the movie on TV right now n I think these lines are most apt for ur blog on this spl post ke occasion par...
Hazaaron Khwahishen Aisi ki Har Khwahish Pe Dum Nikle...
Bahut Nikle Armaan Magar Fir Bhi Kam Nikle

Cheers...[:D]

Anonymous said...

Hi Sayesha,
Im one of those who belong to 'other group' , a silent reader, with no blog of mine. Believe it or not I had been visiting and reading your blog every single day since about an year but this is the first time Im commenting. I love your blog a lot, cant really express myself very well, but Im feelin emotional today along with u, just want to let you know that I really think ur a very nice person and u write very well. I would love to be your friend for life. For identity purposes u call me anon buddy (Im a female) , from now on I have decided that I will stop being shy and will comment on your posts so that u can get to know me better and may be if im lucky enough u will, in future will really become friends with me.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on the 500th. Keep em comming ... u really put a smile across my face on my otherwise boring montonous work day. You go girl.

-madhu(Another other)

Janefield said...

We are the bhaiiiii,
We are the bhaiiiii :D

Who's Ganpat in here? Frodo? :D
E frodo, chal daru la! :P
Now I sound high too :P

Abt the post: Hear! Hear! *raises toast to the bar and hostess* Congrats on the 500th, you sure have come a long way, baby :-) And hope there are many more miles to go with this space *hic*

Deepali said...

Wow!! Congrats for 500th Post and a big hug :)
I guess, i landed on ur blog a month ago...and now its no less than an addiction re.I need to have a "peg" of "pani puri ka pani" from Bhai's bar along with my morning tea. And u know what, every one at home (ok we are family of just two, but shhhh!!) knows abt it!
Humm, Looks like i am also on High :)
Lots of wishes to you and Baby Aish!!
And yeah, congrats for ur new job :)

sunshine said...

Congratulations !!! And let's have a fight sometime. That way I'll know I'm not a surface-friend. hehe.

sk said...

Hello Ms Editor..
I generally check a blog and read it as a novel back to back.. and just forget about it. But your blog is like an anti-virus agent for stress, and what more, it comes with Auto-Update(new post) feature almost everyday..

Anonymous said...

sayesha:

where are you from?

- s.b.

Anonymous said...

bhai...bole to..apun bhi aapka blog secretly padta hai kya....ekdum bina paise ka jhakass entertainment..haan but...bhai apun bahut lazy hone ka..to ab tak koi comment nahi kia apun ne...bas padne ka aur north east corner me jaake bindaas lal button dabane ka...ek saal se yehichh chal raha hai...but is baar bhai ne comment ka hafta maanga naa ...to dena hi padega na bhai ko?...to ye lo bhai...lazy aadmi ne itne saare line likh diye....aapke honour me...aapka blog ka itna demand hai na...ki bole to padne ke liye credit card bhi maange...tab bhi dena padega bhai..

but aap fumtoo likhti ho bhai...aise ichh lage raho... sayesha bhai..;)

- finwizz

creepa said...

Ailaaa..kya bhai! senti kaiko karrela hai re :P !

Many many Congratulations!
It has been more than a year since im reading u.And ive noticd me being happy in ur jolly times,my heart sinking in ur tuff times :) ...aaj to zaada talli hone ka mann hai :P !

Congrats once again.
Regards,
Deepa!

atul said...

Hey sayesha...
u write good stuff
and i really enjoy reading them..
and beleive me...i dont spam...hehe

Art said...

I have been reading ur blog for the past one month.. and have gone thru archives too...
It feels really nice to read ur blog..

Lakshmi said...

Hi Sayesha! Yeah, I too have been the 'silent reader' but wanting to comment for many of your posts. I'm happy I chose this post to finally comment to. I've been a regular at your bar since many months. The post which really caught my attention was the one in which you apologized to your washing machine!! I love your sense of humour. I have connections in Singapore cos my two sons came here on scholarship just like you did.This probably shows you that I'm from another generation unlike your usual 'bewdas'! Though I live in a different part of the world, I'm now in Singapore spending time with my children. Whenever I go out I always wonder if I'll bump into you! If I had, I would've definitely introduced myself to you as one of your ardent fans!Keep writing beautifully as you are doing now.You have a lot of silent well-wishers like me and I wish you and your family all the very best!

yogeswari said...

hi sayesha, i came across your blog very recently (like last week)..and i've been hooked ever since...you write very well..i really enjoy reading your posts including the past ones..hope u don't ever stop writing..coz u rock!

Sandew said...

cheers on your 500th.

Raj said...

Congrats!! 500 posts is a yooge achievement.

Incidentally, your favorite post, "Welcome to Sayeshaz!" was the first post of yours that I read and commented on!! :)

And I've read almost all your posts since then and its common knowledge that this is one of my favorite blogs.

I haven't commented here in months but that's only because I felt that my comments got lost in the sea of comments that each post gets here and sometimes, I never really had to say anything that hadn't already been said by someone else. But I've still been reading all your posts and did not want to miss commenting on this milestone of a post. :D

I am a little sad to see that my blog is now off your blogroll but that's okay. My blog's on a break anyway! :)

Cheeku said...

Hey Sash,

The old vine has turned 500! congrats girl... lemme take this opp to tell u how i, a non-drinker, came into this bar and got addicted ;)

I chanced upon ur blog when i was reading Basanthi's blog... this must b some 2 months back... and since tat day, i've read and re-read all your blogs, from the very first one... and everytime i feel low or i need a break from my tech-writing here in office, i jus open your blog and randomly click one of ur archives and read thro till i smile and sometimes laugh...

I'm a writer too, but i must say, i learnt a lot from ur writings, and from ur experiences :) And am now kinda addicted to Sash's bar...

So bhai, aapke rapchik blog ko apun ka rapchik salaam... keep serving us more doses of this nasha-e-blog...

:)
Cheeku

Anonymous said...

Hi Sash,
Let me tell u how much I like ur blogs... In March I was down with an accident and I was at home... I dont have an Internet connection at home but some times my fren used to bring his laptop... And bang, the first thing I do is check the latest drink from the bar... ;-) Keep the good work goin gal...

Cheers,
Kranthi.

pradeep said...

Congrats on your 500!
Now get ahead of Brian Charles Lara ASAP. :)
Cheerio!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sayesha,

I have been hooked onto your blog from past year or so. I have left 2 comments so far. You write so brilliantly and each and every post has that warm touch. If your post talks about optimisim, positive spirit then my day in the office also reflects the same. If you are hurt or tensed then even I feel the same. That is the effect you have on me. I loved your recent baby Aish post so much that I was overwhelmed by emotion.

Keep up the good work. I'm sure very soon I'll be writing a comment on your 1000th post too.

-Lakshmi

Coco Captive said...

:)
Few blog friends can be real friends, re... and you should be your real self.. glad you are ! :)

Congrats on the 500 runs...

AB BLOGROLL KAR!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sayesha,
Excellent blog. I check it almost every day. Like your tapori sayesha alter ego. Keep going.

Cheers,
-[One of the others]

Anonymous said...

Hi Sayesha,

Wonderful blog. Congrats on your 500th post.

- Vin

Iday said...

What can i say??? I am only too glad that i found this bar and the bartender at the right time :)

I say that was the right time not because i cud get my work done (coz without u offering to help i wud have never asked :) ), but because over the duration in which i got the work done i got to know the bartender better and earn a friend for life :)

A friend whom i've met only once, when she resembled a "Christmas tree" ;)

BTW - Yaaaaaaay for pani puri ka pani :D Here's a toast to the 500th post!!! I'm sure i'll be around at the bar till u keep writing :)

V said...

"I have come to realise it over time. If you’re my friend, I will fight with you, I will throw a fit, I will storm off, I will show you my ‘bad side’, I will yell at you, I will take a break from email threads because I know I'd been wrong, and I want to cool off without holding any grudge. I’d do everything that I'd do with a regular friend in 'real life'. If we're gonna be friends, I wanna be there beyond the silly jokes, the leg-pulling, the shallow bonding. I wanna be there when the laughter stops. And if you can’t, I don’t think there’s a point in calling this a ‘friendship’. "

I concur.

Congrats on ur 500th post.

Anonymous said...

Hey!
Im from the "others" group. I've been reading ur blog since a long time..its on my favorite's list :) Most of the times i do not leave a comment bcoz i feel i wont be able to express well..but from now on,i will..and even if this anon option is only for this post..im still gonna be around..reading each post.This post made me senti..oh and i do have a blog but its too lame right now..maybe someday i'll leave ya a comment from my blogger id :)
Keep writing...coz it makes my day!
Congrats on ur 500th

Neeraja

Full2 Faltu said...

Congratualtions on the 500th post. I have a account but lazy to comment. I don't even answer my own comments on my blog.

Congrats again. Actually I thought you were nearing 1000th post. Woh bhi aayenge

-Punds

flowerchild said...

sayesha :D
congrats in the 500 ! A great feel good post ! Glad ur lettin the others comment on this one :D been reading ur blogs for a while now...Loved almost all of them ...actually...cant think of any i don't like...heheh :D

congrats once again

Happy bloggin ! :D

Anonymous said...

BTW..."From Bollywood-crazy Sayesha Smitten showbiz kitten........whose name strikes terror in the hearts of many" does not stike a chord.

"Bollywood-crazy Sayesha to ViV Smitten Sayesha" Does though.

Congrats & Cheers,
Prasanth

Crazy Dhakkan said...

Congratulations, bhai!! On completing 500 years.. err.. posts! :D :D

*hic*

Amit Panhale said...

In the little time that I have spent here, I have indeed turned from a teetotaler to a total drunkard.

Bhai, aapki daaru bahut kamaal hai...!

Rock one...Gal...!

Silver Mist said...

Ummm, I've been reading your blog since forever.. Believe me, there can't be a single post that I might've missed.
First it was just good time-pass, when I had nothing to do online. But slowly I began looking forward to reading your posts and wondering in awe at how amazingly well you wrote.

I know all this sounds really lame, but it's true. :P
Congratulations and hi to bhai. :)

-Ishani

arpana said...

congrats mate :)

justme said...

Keep Going on the same trottle and we will celebrate the 1000th post!

Blog world wouldnt be the same without bloggers like u... :-)

Anonymous said...

I am one of those who checks your blog regularly, but anonymously.

Thanks for keeping the bar open for people like me. Believe me there have been many a crappy days where reading what you wrote made everything seem so much better!!

Thanks again

Anonymous said...

Hey Sayesha Bhai

Bole tho apun bhi bar ka silent dewada New York se. Har roj office mein kum aur bar mein zyada time spend karte hain.

Congrats and keep paani puri (darru) flowing in

Cheers
Bewada from NYC

Sayesha said...

#Hari,
Hahahaha! You forgot the 'OUCH!!' bit! :D

#Vineet,
Thanks for dropping by! :) Btw, you dropped the gold! :P

#Neihal,
Hahahaha! Mujhe nani bol diya? Ja ja abhi maaf kiya, I will get back to you when I'm sober! :P
*Sayesha pours one balti of pani puri ka pani over bewdi Neihal*

#Krishna,
Thanks! :)

#Bivas,
Hehehee... thanks! :P

#The Soul,
Thanks! Will go check out your blog now :)

#Tejal,
Hehehe... now you're making me senti too! :P

#Hari,
Hahahahahaha! Somebody take this dude home re, he's totalli talli! :D

#Rajit,
Thanks for dropping by and commenting! :)

#Anonymous,
Thanks! :)

#Anand,
Wow, I love the way you've written your comment. :) I can actually visualise you with your shirt sleeves rolled up, your tie loosened, sitting in that corner and having the lone drink! :)

#Oxymoron,
Thanks! :)

#Guru,
Thanks and hi too! :)

#Apple Bee,
Whoa, long commute to the bar every day! Honoured! Thanks for commenting! :)

#Thisisme,
Thanks dear! :)

#Avani,
Thanks! :)

#Sahil,
Arre wah! Aap zinda ho? Wah wah! Mehfil ke puraane diljale, welcome back! :)

#Ananya,
Thanks for your kind words, Ananya! :)

#Bivas,
Wah wah wah! Chori ka sher lekin kya khoob kahi! :D

#Anonymous,
Hey, it's great to see you comment, next time leave a nickname so I have something to differentiate you from the anonymouses! Thanks for dropping by in the comments space :)

#Madhu,
Thanks!! :)

#Janefield,
Hahahahahahaha! Loved your Ganpat-Frodo song! :D
Hic back to you! :D

#Deepali,
Pani puri ka pani with morning tea? Sounds like something that can give you indigestion! :P

//And u know what, every one at home (ok we are family of just two, but shhhh!!) knows abt it!

Hawwwwwwwww family ko bata diya? :O

#Sunshine,
Hahahaha! Thanks! :D

#SK,
Wow, amazing analogy! Software geek? :D

#S.B.,
Errr... India? Hahahahahah! :D :D :D

#Finwizz,
Hahaha! Ab aaya na oont pahad ke neeche? Sab taporigiri baahar nikal li! Great to see the lingo catching on, and thanks for commenting! :D

#Creepa,
Thanks dear! :)

#Atul,
Hahaha! Ok ok I believe you, thanks! :)

#Art,
Thanks! :)

#Lakshmi,
Thanks for your comment, I was really touched. Why don't you drop me an email (sayeshaz@gmail.com) and we'll catch up in person? How long are you going to be in Singapore? I'd love to meet you too! :)

#Yogeshwari,
Thanks a lot! :)

#Sandew,
Thanks! :)

#Raj,
Thanks for your comment! :)

//I felt that my comments got lost in the sea of comments

Don't worry, it doesn't happen that way :)

//I am a little sad to see that my blog is now off your blogroll but that's okay. My blog's on a break anyway! :)

Oh yeah, I update my blogroll and occasionally remove the ones that have not been updated in a while. Sorry about that! :)

#Cheeku,
Hahahah! I love the term 'nasha-e-blog'! Thanks!! Hahahaha! :D

#Kranthi,
Whoa! I am utterly butterly flattered! :P :P :P

#Pradeep,
Thanks! :) I'll see what I can do about that Lara chap. If nothing works, there's always supari! :D

#Lakshmi,
Thanks a lot!! :) I hope the bar is open till the 100th post! :)

#Coco Captive,
Thanks! :)
ps: Kar diya blogroll update! :P

#One of the others,
Thanks!! :)

#Vin,
Thanks!! :)

#Iday,
Arre yaar itna thanks mar karo, you still owe me that truckload of pani puris! Tujhpar karz raha! :D

//A friend whom i've met only once, when she resembled a "Christmas tree" ;)

Sheesh! If you meet me at my wedding, I'll obviously look like a Christmas tree! Hmmph! :/

#V,
Thanks! :)

#Neeraja,
Thanks! :)

//maybe someday i'll leave ya a comment from my blogger id :)

I'll wait. :)

#Full2 Faltu,
Thanks! :)
1000th post mein bahuuuuuuuuut time hai yaar! :O

#Flowerchild,
Thanks! :) I'm gonna keep it open to others till the porn spam starts again. Sheesh! :/

#Prashant,
SHEESH!! :/
Thanks for the congrats though! :P

#Crazy Dhakkan,
Thanks! :D

#Amit,
Hahahaha! Bana dala ek aur bewda! :D

#Silver Mist,
Thanks a ton!! :)

#Arpana,
Thanks! :)

#Justme,
Thanks! :)

#Anonymous,
Thanks so much for commenting, hope to see more comments from you, accompanied by a nickname :)

#Bewda from NYC,
Thanks! :)

//Har roj office mein kum aur bar mein zyada time spend karte hain.

Hehehehehe! Should I prepare for a warning letter from your HR? :P

rt said...

hi sayesha,
am a regular reader but not so regular commenter on ur blog..
its highly addictive and its one of the things i wud like to read thru my life...
congratulations..
hope i get to read till 5000th post..

Sakshi said...

Sigh. I leave the bar for a day.. And look at what all I mis.. the gold. the silver. my chance to make a brilliant pun..
Sab chala gaya :P

Have to say this - your blog is one that I check almost everyday. Because it makes me smile. And I have made friends with a lot of commenters here :P
And bhai ka aashirwad se apna bhi achcha guzar rahela hai..

And Why pani puri?? Why are you so mean to me ???

Neelu said...

I started blogging in 2004 and guess somewhere from the end of 2005 i have been coming here,reading a post silently,smiling and walking off,even when i deleted my blog i made sure to visit my favourite places and this blog was one of them.and then made an entry again with my new blog,and the journey in silence was as beautiful as ever,you got married,and so did i,and even today i came here to read silently and leave but for the post,keep writing girl,You rock:)

Shekhar said...

~clink~

CHEERS Bhai... Have been a regular visitor for long.. and have enjoyed every moment of it. :D

Anonymous said...

I just realized your real name is not Sayesha! I really thought your real name is/was Sayesha all this time. Not that it really matters, but good to know your real name :-)

-Apple Bee

soundsnsilence said...

Hey Sayesha...me another one of the others...have been reading your blog for awhile but havent ever commented although I simply love what you have done with the place. Keep spreading the sunshine!

Aarbee said...

Hey! One of those who've been reading your blog on & off and finally leaving a comment too. Left one on your favourite post too.
And small world - Silver Mist up here is a classmate and a good friend but neither of us knew that the other one loves (or even reads) your blog. :)

Cheers!

Duhita said...

Hey, Sash, some joe said you aren't Sash!!!! :o:o:o really? shock horror dismay! Oh well, putting that aside, congrats on reaching 500! Wow, amazing. Now when did I start visiting the bar? absolutely no idea, been so long now, but all I know is you serve great stuff here. Keep writing!

Sayesha said...

#RT,
Thanks! :)

#Sakshi,
Hahaha! Tu hamesha sahi waqt par sahi jagah se gaayab rehti hai! :P
ps: Tere liye koney mein asli maal rakha hai! ;)

#Neelu,
Thanks! :)

#Shekhar,
Thanks yaar! :)

#Apple Bee,
Yeah I do what I can to keep myself un-googlable. :) Where did you get my real name, btw? :)

#Soundsnsilence,
Thanks dear! The place is lively because of all the bewdas actually :P

#Aarbee,
Oh wow, old friends meet at the bar! :D

#Duhita,
Hahaha! Sash is a name given to me by my blogger friend 'Rays of Sun'. The name just stuck, and now almost everyone calls me that. Tho I prefer being addressed as 'The mighty Bhai' :D

Yogita said...

Hi Sayesha,

I am one of those reading ur blog for a while. I admire your writing skills and the ability to see humor in daily life. Congrats on your 500th post!

soleil said...

I luuuuurve reading your blog! I usually read blogs the last thing at night before I go to sleep and your blog posts leave me smiling, wondering or just having a leisurely read before I get some shut-eye :) Keep on blogging and I'll keep on reading :D

ferret said...

not exactly belong to the other group, but havent commented for a while. congrats on the 500th post, and needless to say u r an awesome story-teller, just love being at sayeshaz :)

Rakesh said...

hi

I am regular at ur bar too. I check quite a few blogs regularly but urs is the only one i feel a personal connection with. sorry to not have left a comment inspite of liking so many of ur posts so much. i never knew u would "respect" ur comments so much. this place feels much more like home than like a bar. but still if the mighty bhai prefers to call it a bar . . waisich bolne ka. ur blog rocks simply for the fact that it is surprisingly simple. brickbats or bouquets; keep it going. deeply honoured to have been a regular at Sayeshaz.

[bows japanese style and leaves]

Singh said...

Congratulations! I've been reading you for (I think) over a year now, or possibly more. Whenever work got too much, or I was pissed off about something, I read your blog, and it almost always made me feel better.

(Well, beating my roommate always made me feel better, but that couldn't continue forever - I think it was ruining our friendship)

asterix said...

Hi Bhai ... haven't been commenting for a while but have read all the posts ...every single one of em' ..

Cheers!!!

The Soul of Alec Smart said...

You, my friend, have been blogrolled! :)

Xpressions said...

Hi

Have been a silent lurker here!
Just dropped in to say Congratulations...
Reading yr Posts , i always felt u have a lot of spunk!
Keep Going.....

Xpressions

Anonymous said...

been here for more dan 2 yers..saw it all da fights, da frnships, the roses, guns, nautanki..n its been a pleasure..:) cheers bhai! rock on..

Lalit Singh said...

>:D<
badhaiyaan
mubarakaan

flowerchild said...

hahah...cool...
and u know what..the best-est thing about ur blog posts are...the titles...i dunno how u come up with such great ones ! that's one thing i totally suck at !
btw...can i add ya to my blogroll?

How do we know said...

one of the lurkers, me. Never commented bcs i just enjoyed reading, there never was anything to say.

Wanted to let u know that i learnt somthing from ur blog - its called "Dhaaki tiki Dhaaki Tiki"

Anonymous said...

Hey Sayesha, I m among "the others" who are always waiting for next glass to drink, just wanted to say "Hi". I dont have my own blogs or something. I m not a good writer even this itself is my first response......
Keep serving us with such nice drinks and keep us talli........:)

Sayesha said...

#Yogita,
Thanks for dropping by and finally commenting! :)

#Soleil,
Thanks! :)
ps: When are you coming over for SATC-DVD marathon?? :D

#Ferret,
Thanks a lot! :))

#Rakesh,
Thanks for finally deciding to comment. :) I value every comment I get, and ensure that I reply to all. Bewdon ke bina kya khaak bar hoga! :)

#Singh,
Hahaha! Thanks, I'm honoured. I think your roommate owes me bigtime - I have saved him quite a few beatings eh? :D

#Asterix,
Hey welcome back! Thought you disappeared! Thanks for the comment! :)

#The Soul,
Thanks! It's an honour :)

#Xpressions,
Thanks! :)

#Anonymous,
Thanks yaar! :)

#Lalit,
Thanks yaar! You're one of the regular bewdas from long ago, and I'm really thrilled that you still lurk here! >:D<

#Flowerchild,
Hehehe... thanks! :P
It'd be my pleasure to be blogrolled. :)

#How do we know,
Eh? I thought I've seen comments by you before? Unless it was another 'How do we know!' :O

#Anonymous,
Hi! :) Thanks for dropping by and commenting! Hope we all stay talli forever! :)

Anonymous said...

Droppping by to say
Hi Bhai!

*Manny the shy Car*

Anonymous said...

Bhai aisa mat karo, warne HR wale IT walaon ko complaint karke app ka blog ko block kardenge

Bewda from NYC

Raam Pyari said...

www.smilethesmile.blogspot.com

Mary said...

Hi Sayesha,
I've been following your blog since 2004 and love every post! You actually inspired me to start my own blog! :) keep up the great work.

Mary

Mary said...

typo :P make that 'since 2005' :)

Clueless said...

500 posts! :O *bows down to thee*

You are my blogging Goddess, and I'm so happy you've kept writing all this while! I don't think I need to tell you that I love reading whatever you write - you're amazing! :D Congratulations on having gotten this far, and keep aiming for the 1000! :D *muah*

Pakya said...

Your posts r simple, very close to life types.
Keep the gud work going!!!

'jo said...

Sayesha bhai ki humara HI!!
Have been reading your blog for quite sometime..........and to keep the expression simple......they are nice...

keep writing.....we all are there with ya....

Suhel said...

Hi to the 'BHAI'
M one of the "others" too. Its been a year nw.. reading ur blog almost everyday.....After the hectic day's schedule it feels good lurking arnd the bar ...
You write really nice. Keep up the work.

Suhel said...

Sorry 'BHAI'.. frgt to Congratulate on ur 500th Post..
CONGRATULATIONS... :)

Vidhi said...

Hii..
I also belong to the "others".. have been reading ur blog for quite a while ..u rock!! :)

Keep up d good wrk..

Sayesha said...

#Manny the shy Car,
OMG is this you, KH?? Welcome welcome! And thanks! :D

#NYC Bewda,
Hahaha! Spread the bewdagiri! :D

#Raam Pyari,
Whoa! Whoa! Whoa! Bahinn.... thanks and maxxxx wala beeeg hugggg! :D

#Mary,
Thanks! :)

#Clueless,
Hahaha! Whoa, blogging goddess and all! Flattered, flattered! :P :P *Hugs*

#Pakya,
Thanks! :)
ps: Apun ke bar mein Pakya? Bhai ka gang join karega? :D

#'Jo,
Thanks! :)

#Suhel,
Thanks yaar :)

#Vidhi,
Thanks! :)

crazy said...

Aaj subeh, I was reading through your latest posts since I was OOS (Out of station :D) for a week and my sister comes and peeks in with what-you-reading-with-a-concentration-level-never-seen-before look and I start telling her about you as if you were my recent-friend-whos-become-bestest friend-whom-i-know-personally. My sister seemed interested and commented immeaidately "She must be in the field of writing/editing/pulishing. Warna kiske paas hoga itna patience" ... :D and I totally admire your non-laziness regarding writing posts and writing them well. Keep it up !!

Congratulations on finishing five centuries!

Arti said...

Hi Sayesha,

another one of "the others" surfacing here. Love your blog for various reasons, but top most remains that its the most unpretentious, genuine blog i have come across on the netsphere. Keep up the good work of keeping us entertained, informed and also somewhat inspired :)

take care and love to baby Aish!

Arti.

rgb said...

excellent blog

rgb said...

have been reading your blog for quite a while.its really good
keep blogging

Anonymous said...

you go girl!

Sayesha said...

#Crazy,
Hahaha! Thanks! :D Btw, my being into publishing has not much to do with this blog, in fact I shouldn't be writing so much considering how much I already write for work! :P

#Arti,
Thanks, dear! :)

#RGB,
Thanks! :)

#Anonymous,
Thanks! :D

Anonymous said...

absolutely amazing and the best part is its not one of those once in flashpan brilliance, u write well day after day.

Anonymous said...

100th comment on 500th post... trumpets, drums and the works..

aMyth! said...

dropped by from RP's.. :)
adding the comment #101 :D

How do we know said...

i used to comment a long time ago.. not as often any more.

Sayesha said...

#Anonymous,
Thanks! :)

#Anonymous,
Oh man! I wanted my reply to be the 100th! You beat me! :P

#aMyth!,
Wah wah! 101! Shagun ho gaya! :P

#How do we know,
Yeah, I figured. :)

Navin said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Navin said...

Hi Sayesha,
I have been reading your blogs for close to two years now. I would like to thank you for the nice time I've had while reading them. Visited your blogs after quite sometime now. Usually after my lunch in office I browse through different sites before commencing with work again. Your blogs have been my favorite past-times. I finished my college 2 years back and am currently working. But i guess sticking to a Job is not my cupp-a-tea. Planning to go for higher education. This is not a "Frand shib request" ;-). I just wanted to let you know that your way of writing about the lighter side of things is amazing. To hell with all the problems that one may be having, but you and your blogs rock big time. 3 cheers !!!

Sayesha said...

#Navin,
Hey hii! :) Thanks for all the compliments! I am so flattered! :P Let's be "frands"? :D

Navin said...

Hi Sayesha,
Nice to hear from you. "I friend you" ;-). So, other then writing comments for you blogs and then discussing about them...... Is there a way of being in touch with you.. ??
- Navin

Baawara Mann said...

Hey Sayesha,

Nice name, great blog..and the usual compliments...I cd have done a ctrl+C and ctrl+V from a lot of compliments above.. and loads of the feelings coincide.. I read a few blogs.. yours is one of them.. started pretty recently due to a weird weird reason.. will let you know sometime if I continue frequenting and you get to notice!!

Your blog is special.. really so aur apun ka koi mood nahi hai senti menti honey ka ya dene ka.. but this bar rockzzz and truly reminded me of madhushaala..
when Sir wrote:
Kabhie na kan bhar khaali hoga
laakh peeye do laakh peeye
paathakgan hain peeney waaley
'blog teri' hai madhushaala

Cheers!
Sushant

Sayesha said...

#Navin,
Wow, I am on his post after years and I missed responding to your comment. :( My email id is on my profile: sayeshaontherocks@gmail.com

#Baawara Mann,
Thanks! :)))