I celebrate myself, and sing myself!


Truly great friends are hard to find, difficult to leave, and impossible to forget! And I’ve been blessed with a lot of friends and love! And instead of being a narcissist as always, I wanted to know what my friends think of me, so here is what they think of me (in no specific order):

Papa : Intelligent!

Mummy : Lovable!

Gaurav (brother) : Kameena!

Aeishah Arshad : Opinionated, in a good way!

Neha Hadkar : Happy-go-lucky!

Tikuli Dogra : Charmer!

Meghana Subhramaniam : People cant avoid you or ignore you.. no one can be angry with you! They can hate you or they can love you but they sure can’t ignore you! No matter what they would always wanna be with you!

Missy Meow (Anne) : Passionate about the things he loves!

Mani Padma : Perfect! ( *Conditions apply )

Honey Gupta : Amusing and snippy - People may hate you people may love you...but they surely "can't" ignore you!

Aimun Shahid : Likeable! flirt! caring! nice! irritating! smart! humble! arrogant! over confident! honest! bragger.

Prachi Bansal : Asshole! ( *Like-mindedness )

Rashmi Rao : Its a wonder for me to know you 're still Single..! Hope someone out there takes ur "Face it! You want me" seriously..! ♥

Anshita Juneja : Simple yet interesting!

Tavish Chadha : Bindaas with a Happy go lucky attitude and the ‘I give a damn what the world thinks’!

Chandrakala Venkatesh : Innovative!

Saad Shaikh : Dhinchak, Kameena, Hero!

Meneka Goel : Stupid, yet lovable!

Poonam Badhe : Opulent with simplistic probity!

Arjit Srivastava : To know an asshole, you got to be one!" To hell with it,, you are an-asshole. But, in the utmost positive way!? You know what I mean? ;) Also, not to skip you are a firm believer of "The-No-Asshole-Rule." An asshole who is really proud of it. So proud that Chuck Norris shat himself when he got to know about you! Being an asshole - it's not just science, it's an art. And you're the master of it! :)

Indy HK : Cool!

Aarthi Venkatesh : Outward!

Ritu Lalit : You are the networking expert, awesome communicator, young and vibrant. I respected you for your stand on CWG though I do not endorse your view. Keep shining .... and try your hand at screenplays, your writing has that vibrant immediacy!

Neha Thakkar : Opportunist! ( *In a good way )

Nidhi Pandey : Simple, Intelligent, Intelligent and sweet!

Shruti Vajpayee : My punching bag

Pria : Charming!

Palak : You are a nice guy all in all, but an egoist at the same time. There is a depth in you but shallowness at the same time!

Jaspreet : Well, you're the most optimistic person I have come across, I wont call you a narcissist but you simply love yourself(along with others) and there's nothing wrong with it.Infact ,your attitude makes others feel positive about themselves too


These are some of the views about me by my friends, and trust me behind every description, there is a reason! Well, you know me too, why don’t you leave a comment and tell me what you think? I will update this post with whatever opinion you have about me, good or bad; just be honest!

Self-love, my liege, is not so vile a sin, as self-neglecting!

– William Shakespeare

You must love yourself before you love another. By accepting yourself and fully being what you are, your simple presence can make others happy! :-)


I walk speechless,

Together by your side,

In the morrow’s shelter,

Between the endless bridges,

And forlorn fate,


Stealing thy gaze,

Seeking the laughter,

For it camouflaged,

The unuttered.

..and they say they met!

“Laughter is the only camouflage for an exalted love’s salvation and pain is the liberation of a condemned soul.”



Palak. As pretty as her name and her smile. Weird, but not bad to me! I get scared of people, but she doesn’t scare me. I can talk, but I prefer listening when she talks coz she makes perfect sense to me. She can make me laugh, think and wonder at the same time. She is always a deep thinker, but expresses really less; probably she never wishes to! She thinks, writes and thinks. Want to know her? Impossible for many! Still, read her blog - A Soul Seeker's Contemplations...

Criticizing Commonwealth Games – New Delhi 2010? Do think again, please!

"You should not just push for getting the Games cancelled. A lot of people out there I think are trying to do that. I don't think it's right. I don't think it's fair to the Indians. I don't think it's fair to the Commonwealth Games or to the athletes," the Sydney Morning Herald Sunday quoted Australian Commonwealth Games Association chief executive Perry Crosswhite. He also added "There have been a lot of Games - Commonwealth and Olympic - which at this point of time hadn't looked all that flash."
Instead of talking baselessly, I decided on turning back the pages of history to find out what do we get/loose from such events as Common Wealth Games and Olympics.
Short-term economic impacts fall into four broad categories: direct, indirect, induced and total (sum of direct, indirect and induced) impacts:
Direct impacts arise from the organizing committee's spending to purchase goods and services in preparation for and during the games.
Indirect economic impacts are the share of visitors' spending that purchases goods and services.
Induced economic impacts are the multiplier effects of the direct and indirect impacts, created by re-spending the amounts involved in the direct and indirect impacts.
Longer-term economic impacts include:
National and international recognition of the host city and state through extensive media exposure. Community benefits including local volunteerism, job creation and training, youth and education programmes, funding for community economic development projects and cultural programmes. Infrastructure and communication benefits. Regeneration impacts. Housing impacts. New company investment in the city and region. Increased trade.
If you want a statistical data on how it helps holding such a event, let us take the example of Sydney Olympics, 2000:
Summary of Economic impacts of the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games:
New Business generated by the Australian Technology Showcase  - $ 288 million
International exposure for business profile of Sydney, NSW and Australia – $ 6.1 billion
Business events committed since the end of the Games – $ 203 million
The Games:
Ticket sales revenue for organisers – $ 610 million 680 million
Sponsorship revenues for organisers – $ 1.1 billion
Private sector investment on Games-related venues – $ 6 billion
Source: Price Waterhouse Coopers, 2001
Indian Govt. messed up the preparations big time. I know there are innumerous negatives around and neither do I support Governments’ mode of action. But since the main event is now just few days away, we will have enough time for the blame game after the event anyway! It is high time we should stop criticizing and let us spread some positive energy. And we don’t want to let go of some of the positives we can have from the future!

Gymnastics hall at Indira Gandhi Sports Complex


Boxing ring at Talkatora Indoor Stadium


Timber track at Indira Gandhi Sports complex – Cycling Stadium


Residential Towers at the Khel Gram (CWG Village)

It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the country stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the few honest men who are actually in the arena, whose faces are marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; because there is no effort without error and shortcomings; but who does actually strive to do the deed; who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotion, who spends themselves in a worthy cause, who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement and who at the worst, if they fail, at least fails while daring greatly. So that their place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.
PS – Before leaving a comment or opposing my views/ideas, please care to go through the complete article, and you will understand why am I supporting the CWG - 2010 . Any generic comment based on opinions and mindset built out of Egos or with the SOLE purpose of opposing me will not be replied to. Please be calm and do not get personal, these are just my views and accurate facts collected from researches worldwide. Hope I could add one positive block to the already tarnished CWG’s image!

..cause I only feel alive, when I dream at night!

Have you lost your sanity?
          Yes, I think I have.

Are you really hurt?
          No...and yes.

She really left you...
          Please, not now.

ALWAYS! 'til you realize.
          Realize what? That I'm a loser?

No, that you're feeling a heartbreak.
          No, I am feeling an heart-ache.

You feel for her, right?
          I feel… for her, no!

Don't lie to me.
          What are you going to do, huh?

Anything to help you.
          Then quit asking all these questions!

Sorry, no can do.

You know why.
          Tell me!!

Because you're not expressing.
          Do you want me to?

Yes, you loser..

You still in love with that girl!
          Yes, the one I am talking to, now

          What, what!

I Love You!
          Shut up and hug me!

Love Pain Seperation Hurt

Thank YOU!

thank-youSome bloggers spend a long time writing into the void when they first get their site up and going. They forget that people aren’t searching for them; rather, they’re searching for content. And it’s hard to get your content read at the beginning because, realistically, other bloggers who are more established are already saying what you’re trying to say.

So, in the beginning bloggers write, and write, and write, and it seems like their work is just going into the dark void. Until the day when people start reading their blog. Even better, they start commenting on your blog.

I’m thankful for your comments – even the snarky ones. I always find the comments to be way more interesting than anything that I have written. Thanks for making my ordinary posts, extraordinary.


And if you haven’t noticed yet, my blog is now a complete website, with my own domain name - http://www.souravpandey.in/ ! And for this I would like to specially thank Blogeshwar – a brand new blogging contest group, where I participated and won a domain name and some good friends for life!! Quoting what they say -

BLOGS “Since the dawn of mankind, humans have been fighting. Not only for survival, but also for establishing their supremacy. It has been the drug fueling all wars and ironically is the mother of all inventions. Keeping this theme in mind we present BLOGESHWAR. One who survives after the clash of blogs, will be the true Blogeshwar!”

Out of the total participants, the posts I really liked are from :

Varsha’s post - My Diary: Identity Theft - Shred your paper or regret about it later ??

Rinaya’s post - Guilty Until Eternity « Whispering Silence

Pawan’s post - The Other Perspective: The Anomaly of Crime.

And of course my contest winning post too – ..in love with me and life – A Criminal’s Diary


Before rounding it off, I’d request bloggers to update their blogrolls. For every new reader, you are requested to stay in touch with me either by following blog or joining the ever-growing fan page of this blog on Facebook – In love with me and life . And finally, thank you for reading this entire post – you rock! :)

I walk alone, without me…

What has happened to us?

A few days ago, we were inseparable best friends, but now I couldn’t see less of you. It hurts to just watch you walk away with your other friends without inviting me along. You didn’t even say good-bye.

“I got ditched, I was alone once again” I muttered to myself.

Tech-no-crippled !! My technological dreams!


Yes, technology can improve things for some and do damage to others. When the steel plow was introduced, entrepreneurs created the dust bowl by selling marginal land for agriculture at a profit to immigrants. Land speculators became wealthy, Bankers became wealthy by forclosures, and the impoverished farmers had no clue!
For almost every step forward that technology provides, someone is caught in the squeeze and falls two steps behind. But there is always a creamy side to a story! Lets see what we may get or what I think we should get sooner or later.

image When I was a kid, I always wanted a hoverboard like in “Back to the Future II”.  Lightweight hoverboards doesn’t seem realistic now, not even in the near future, but it is one of my strongest wish which remains on top of my technological demands!


Robot love

We rely on machines for everything and anything; be it calculating the numbers for which we could have otherwise taken years to solve, or watching a sports events LIVE even from thousands of miles! If parents can illegally try to determine the sex of their child before birth, lets try to achieve something where orgasm could just rely on some clicks! Robot love, what say?


I envision a day when people can get magazine subscriptions and the daily newspaper on their light weight tablet and read it on the way to work.  This might very well be how the declining print media industry can be saved.  The Ipad is a step in the right direction but in its current form, it cost too much and is too heavy.  Hopefully OLED technology in the future will help make for lighter tablets that can be folded away and extends the battery life…which leads to something else I want….


A lot of gadgets and ‘critical’ things depend on the battery to function and I really haven’t seen a real battery life breakthrough.  If you own a gadget and it has a screen that you use regularly, I bet you have to charge it every one to three days.  I want to see a breakthrough that can power that same gadget endlessly without the need for a recharge.  If this breakthrough happens, we can do so much more with portable gadgets and places that are off the ‘grid’ can be made more accessible.

I have so much more in mind, but instead of strolling on, I would conclude that technology and it’s growth are both a blessing and a curse. Neither science nor technology in and of themselves are good or bad. It is what we as humans choose to do with science and technology that is good or bad!! Let’s dream for a better hi-def world with equally hi-definition and pure thinking too towards each other! Amen!


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The Photographer Committed Suicide 3 (three) Days After Taking This Picture! – NOT TRUE!

“The photographer could have saved this boy's life, but because of the photographer's ethics code he was prevented from helping in any way. This haunted him, and led him to commit suicide..”


Know the actual facts before concluding and accepting what is written all over internet about the photographer:

1. The photographer, Kevin Carter, did intervene. He chased the vulture away right after taking the photo.

2. There is no "photographer's ethics code" that said he should not have intervened.

3. The child in the photo is a girl, not a boy.

4. The girl was approaching a nearby famine relief center and had stopped to rest when this picture was taken. There is every reason to believe she got there and was fed. Admittedly, though, there is no way to know for sure. And admittedly, Carter did not help her get there.

5. The photo was taken on March 1993, and Carter committed suicide in July 1994. That was approximately 490 days later, not 3 days.

6. Carter's suicide note said he was despondent over his dire financial problems and the memories of what he saw while on assignment in Sudan. This image is but one of many very disturbing things he saw there.

7. There is thus no reason to attribute his suicide to this specific photo.

Note: I noticed a Facebook group with such a name, with thousands of people liking it; wonder what is wrong with them and their minds! The facts mentioned above are researched from internet, and I take no responsibility of them being true or not.

Must reads:

1. Nathuram Godse’s last speech in the court, the person who killed Mahatma Gandhi and a brief analysis.

2. If you are online on Facebook, Orkurt, Twitter, etc and love socializing a lot, please do read and share this – A real life story narrated by someone to make us all aware of the ills about online dating.

Thank you.