Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Happy Independence Day

Hello peoples and all my readers…(all five of you). Hope you had a nice holiday today and hope you were not too intrigued or disturbed by some people waving a tricolor flag and all that. And in case you are wondering why these people were waving the tricolor flag, today was Independence Day. Today was the day our freedom fighters demanded and got us freedom.

Freedom fighter(FF): Nikal jao hindustan se!!!
Britisher: I say ‘ol chap, you trying to say something or wot?
FF (in English): I said "get lost!!!"
Britisher (shrugging): O.K...fair enough.

Me is been very busy and so have been unable to post besides I am going through a severe cash crunch as the bank has just returned my salary cheque for the nth time. Apparently, 'peanuts' is not an acceptable currency in India :p

Ciao folks, will post soon.

Jai hind!!!

37 comments:

James Kuruvilla said...

Happy ID to you too sweetheart! Brevity they name is wit!

Sanjay said...

You say that in the country of monkeys peanuts do not work as currency? Pass them on they might work for me.

Must be a British bank.

starry nights said...

Happy independence day to you.

b v n said...

that was outright funny !!! but got over pretty fast...why not make your blog paid...you know with five readers could make some extra peanuts :-))

Fleiger said...

Oh no, and I was thinking of sending you a bag of peanuts as advance package for buying all rights to your blog ;)

Happy Independence Day!!! We celebrated in on 13th here in America (because it was sunday) Apparently India to US time difference is somewhere in the range of 18-21 hrs.

venus said...

only if barter system were still alive, you would have been competing with Mr.Windows Man ;)


Happy Independence Day to you too!

stan_da_man said...

:) Thanx!
and Happy Independence Day to you too!
by the way, seems we have something in common, "peanuts"....

stan_da_man said...

@fleiger:

Presently,

//EastCoast
India-US ET(Eastern Time) diffr: 9.5hrs

//Central
India-US CT(Central Time) diffr: 10.5hrs

//WestCoast
India-US PT(Pacific Time) diffr: 12.5hrs

The US has more TimeZones too. These 3 are the main ones. Add to that Daylight Savings Time(Mar-Oct) and u get some pretty complex times.

(Hehe..cudn't help it!My present project involves TV-Guide times.I'm learning to handle all this the hard and boring way- thru code)

silverine said...

James: Jamie dear, thank you :)

Sanjay: Sure I have several bags of them :p

starry nights: Thank you :)

b v n: aaargh I don't want to see another peanut again :))

fleiger: Spoken just like my manager...you related to him? :))

venus: Mr Windows man is big gorilla man ,,,got 'em big sacks of peanuts with chocolate coating :))

stan da man: Welcome to the 'Peanut Earners' club :p

mathew said...

I got a sack of peanuts..Lol!!

belated ID wishes..

Fleiger said...

@stan_da_man: The times, they are a changing... The time differences you have given does not describe why Indian independence day was celebrated on 13rd Aug here.

@Silverine: Your manager wants to buy rights to your blog? I will pay double his offer to you...

Anonymous said...

5 - what do you mean 5???!!

Happy ID from the scorching Gelf.

resh

sugar n spice said...

Happy Independence Day to u!
and 5?? dont b so modest :)

Kusum Rohra said...

Same to you :) And your math is really not improved much, atleast not the counting. You said 5 right?

And now I know why my salary cheques keeps bouncing :D maybe we can send a collective petition to the FinMin to introduce peanuts as an currency :)

Ajeya said...

Happy Independence Day! Jai Hind!

Arti Honrao said...

Want so idea for next post?
take up the tag from my blog :)


GBU
Arti

manuscrypts said...

so thats why!! i knew there must've been a reason for that holiday!! :)

Inder said...

it took our guys over two centuries to learn enough english to suggest the britishers to 'get lost'... hahaha :P

Mind Curry said...

Breaking News: Fin Min has agreed to replace 25p coins with peanuts (fully convertable) with immediate effect. Chidu expects the new currency titled pepee to be available at all nationalised banks before the end of the month. Sources close to the ministry say that this sudden policy shift is aimed at bringing the creamy peanut owners into the taxnet. Unconfirmed reports estimate the nut value..err..net peanut value of the peanut earners to be over 13 billion USD. Sources also said that the new "Forbes 100 Nuts" list is supposedly topped by a woman from the communications industry. This reporter predicts azure blue skies ahead for her!

silverine said...

Mathew: Sack??? Wow how lucky!! I get a small newspaper cone worth of peanut :))

fleiger: No he doesnt want to buy my blog but believes a lot in payment in peanuts only!!! :p

Resh: 5 readers and thanks for the wishes!!!! :)

Kusum: Alter ego again even in salary!!! I think 'Chidu' (in MC's terms) has heard you. See 'Breaking News' in MC's comment :))

sugar n spice: Thank you dear :)

Ajeya: Same to you :)

Arti: If I had time to take up the tag I would have put up a post naah :( Absolutley rushed for time, will be busy till next week *sigh*

manuscrypt: I am humbled at the thought that I was able to enlighten at least one of my countrymen :))

Inder: he he you got the joke I see :p

Mind Curry: Awesome!!!!! ROFL
This was too good!!! I think I am feeling much better now lol

Fleiger said...

What is going on? Your last posts have been about "getting married", "cuckoo" and now "nuts". All point in a single direction... I wonder if you are too much in contact with your manager, or (worse still) HR guys.

And just read your response to last post's comment: KANK is 3 1/2 hrs torture.

Hiren said...

Happy independence day to you too. Hope you post something soon in your "independent" bindaas style.

Kusum Rohra said...

Oh I thought only God gives into my wishes, now the FinMin is on the lets please her list too :) wow!

Kusum Rohra said...

@Mind Curry: This is really hilarious, you remember silver and I offfered you our Ids and passwords, so you interested in writing our blog? Please :)

Aniyan said...

This post is stupid.Lack of brain resources should not make one stoop to the levels of substandard sarcasm towards images which many others value.You can do better than this.

silverine said...

fleiger: Guess I have finally flipped it :p Will avoid KANK then!

Hiren: Thank you, will post soon as I get finish the present work commitment :)

kusum: You have a 'lets please her' list of people too? Wow gurl you rock!!! :))

aniyan: "Lack of brain resources" and "substandard sarcasm" and "you can do better"???? ROFL

Mind Curry said...

FinMin has decided to donate one pepee to aniyan for the joke.

silverine said...

mind curry: ha ha doc I just bought out my dinner by that comment of yours grrr

ROFLMAO =))

Eclipsed Thoughts said...

All your posts bring a smile.... you have a very smiley smiley way of writing!! Great!!
BTW, i had "panipuri" on the 15th Aug. One of my cousins is Nep-Indian and she insisted me to join her celebration...
**Waiting to smile or even ROFL soon**

Fleiger said...

Flipped it? Don't tell me you got promoted to a managerial job? Congrats...

And btw, just remembered... You can change all your knuts to pounds in Gringotts branch near you. And not to worry, I just obliviated the whole lot of your readers, so nobody would know about you.

G said...

This Independance Day was an eye-opener. Why for, you may say! You'll have to stop by my blog and see is what I say.

Noticed on your profile you read James Herriot. Ever try Terry Pratchett?

silverine said...

eclipsed thoughts: Thank you dear, that was such a sweet compliment :) Me love pani puri even though the pani sometimes squirts out of my nose :))

fleiger: No no no I am not that flipped brrrr Lemme check out this Gringotts branch...

g: Thank you for your comments on my other posts too :) Great to have you here. I saw that programme too and I remembered the answers *whew* I have read Terry Prattchet, I have put some of my fav authors only on my profile. That white gentleman in the saffron robes spoke impeccable English, couldnt make out his nationality though.

Fleiger said...

Do that... Easiest way actaully. Just make sure you know the conversion rates. And make sure your manager passes on enough (k)nuts to you.

So, third brick from left, and so on...

Lost in trance... said...

hmmm...peanuts -> maybe thaz the reason the ATM m/c has been hurling expletives at me wenever i press 'withdraw' ?

silverine said...

Fleiger: I will do that :)

Lost in trance: It must be the peanuts definitely :))

rodent said...

Was searching for Indepencence reated posts and found yours, I think you can increase your reader count by 1.

As for peanuts as salary, with poor peanut farming this year around the demand for peanuts has reached new heights, no wonder all MNC's are now paying peanuts!!! Maybe I can pay you peanuts via secure internet payment gateway for reading your blog if in future you make it paid ;)

Nice post :)

Chaos!
Rodent

silverine said...

rodent: thank you :)