Wednesday, June 18, 2008

(MORE THAN) 3 mistakes of my life

If you presumed from the title that I am capitalizing of the success of the recently launched book by Chetan Bhagat, you have thought correctly. Off late the traffic to my site has been dwindling and this is part of one of my ingenious plans to restore the past glory (if there was any :P) of my site.

Well cutting the crap and coming to the point, I was actually quite impressed by the recent book written by Chetan Bhagat. But there comes the interesting part, on one hand I was impressed on the other intrigued. How could any person commit only 3 mistakes in one's own life? It is highly improbable that the number of mistakes committed by any individual would be so less unless the person was a saint (Even in that case, I doubt if the number could be so minimal). So somehow, I thought it would be worthwhile to pen down the mistakes of my life. Since I was sure, that the number would be more than 3, the title came about. So here go the mistakes of my life...
(Be warned that the blog might be too long and time consuming to read)

Instead of starting in the chronological order of my mistakes, I thought it would be better to start of with the biggest mistake I have committed till date. If you take a wild guess, your guess would be as good as anybody else. If you guessed pursuing Engineering, bingo, you hit the bull's eye. (If you didn’t get that answer, you probably were not from an engineering background. If you were and still didn’t get the answer, you were mostly one among the nerdy brains who sat in the first benches, took notes in each class, understood every word that came out of the lecturer's mouth and never experienced the joy of bunking). Even to this day, I feel that I should have looked at the alternate career choices that I had at that point in time. I feel I would have done better as someone else than an Engineer. The list of alternate career options that I had were pretty long. I would have loved to be a doctor, a pilot, an astronaut, a chef. To tell you the truth, I even had the dream of having my own kirana store (Translated into English as a provision store). Well now I guess, it’s too much and too late.

Another mistake would definitely be not pursuing higher studies after my BE. It might turn out to be an even bigger mistake than the biggest one, but you never know until you try it out yourself. On one hand, you would have had a Masters Degree (Translated into layman terms as lots of dowry ;P) and on the other you would get a chance to experience life in foreign, as we fondly call it. However I look at it, it seems to be a win-win situation. There seems to be nothing that could go wrong with the plan. But there is no use speaking of it now and it stands as mistake number two on my list.

Next would be the one (or should I say two) that might have changed the course of my life (for the good or bad, I can’t say). You might feel strange, shocked, weird and all those kinda feelings when you hear this but it’s true. Two girls proposed me at different points of time in my life and I rejected both of them. It’s actually very hard to even imagine how my life would have been if I had accepted either one of them. If you are one amongst my friends and reading this, I am sure that the question of who the two unlucky girls were would be going through your mind. Well, all I can say is this isn’t a blog about revealing secrets. If you are wondering if the number was only two, your doubt is completely valid. I haven’t taken the correct number, coz I don’t want my other friends(boys in particular) to feel jealous or bad about themselves :P

One mistake that I am repenting even to this day would be revealing all this awesome, unknown eateries to all my friends. It is a good thing that they have gotten to know all this places, but the worst part is they have started visiting these places more often than me. Due to the frequency of their visits, they are much popular with the vendors than me. This is an ultimate case of "Guru ge tiru mantra"(Can’t translate that into English, sorry). Due to all these people, the places have become super crowded. It would probably be worthwhile to find another "sidappa" or "chikanna" rather than waiting in the queue and eating.

Another classic mistake that I have committed, am committing and will continue to commit is watching movies in their first week of release. Thanks to the movie buffs that my friends are, getting tickets is the easiest part. But sitting through some of the absolute shit movies is a torture like no other. Still, I am sure that I would continue to do this again and again. Coz that one good movie where you enjoy with all your friends is worth sitting through all the bad movies. The feeling of shouting out loud and whistling when the hero/heroine appear is absolute bliss. Though personally, I have not tried out doing tapanguchi for the songs, I am sure will give it a shot some day. And you can be sure of expecting a blog on that.

Not taking cricket too seriously also would be one amongst my mistakes. Many people in India would feel the same and agree with me. I am sure if properly groomed, I would have made it to the Indian cricket team. It also would have been the perfect shortcut for fame and money. If not for the likes of Tendulkar or Dravid, I surely would have matched what Saba Karim or Sunil Joshi has done (Or rather done better than them).

Guess these are enough mistakes for one blog. Hope writing this blog itself doesn’t turn out to be another mistake in my life :P

PS: This blog has been written in typical Chetan Bhagat style a.k.a first person narration style. The incidents have all been written as told by Kittu (name changed to protect identity) to the author :)


10 comments:

sreeraj said...

the girls lucky!

Bhargav said...

@Othla: Maga, I thought that the original "3 mistakes Of my life" was bad... This post is making that book look like a literature masterpiece...

Absolutely disgusting... I expected something better from you... Only some 5 odd mistakes??? And that too including "Introducing my friends to Sidappa and Chikkanna" (I know @whom that was intended)...

Preposterous, to say the least... Your blog = Reader -- ;

Bhargav said...
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Bhargav said...

@Other hapless souls who managed to reach upto this point: I've written a post that is way better than this one by all standards of blogging -

http://prometheus0611.blogspot.com/
2008/06/3-mistakes-of-my-life.html

Anonymous said...

poor soul!

Shailesh said...

poor girls!!!

guru said...

hey one thing to note her would be that 'The Grass is always greener on the Other side' ! So no matter if u ve'nt done certain things, even if u had done them, u would still ve something to curse abt !

And abt the girls...Its not ur Mistake...its obvious for a shetty to not to get into all these, If so u would be Missing out on ur Life settling 'DOWRY !'

i know one girl of those two.. Whos the other !??

Karthik said...

@All: As I expected, all you people are more interested with the proposal mistake than any other of my mistakes. Feel like writing an entire post on that one.

Jobsy said...

Like you sed even im interested in the "rejection" part.. Its not ur fault da.. :P its just that those girls parents prayers were heard..

kd said...

hmmm.....
join hands with you on the second one to some extent. point is there is still hope that it would turn out the better thing. like some one said.. some mistakes u ought to make to know for sure that its a mistake. and i havent yet got the confirmation part.
rejections::: well no wonder they are the hot topic. guess the girls were not from the shetty community else you would have been married with one kid by now and i would have been the MD of SUBALAKSHMI PVT. LTD. :P and shariq our pantry co-ordinator (under ANN's command ofcourse) and not a "to be MBA"
Eventhough you reflect upon it as a MISTAKE.. i still dont see you accepting an offer from some girl(if at all).. some how dude.. its arrange marriage for u.. we all know it.. most importantly YOU KNOW IT TOO :P