100 Truths

This is my first step towards writing about me. It wasn't the most preferred one, but I chose it 'coz it seemed quite easy. Once I got to doing it though, it was a different experience altogether.

I've been tagged before this too, but I've never really had the patience to do one of those things. This time however, it was different, with three reasons for me to do this tag.

  1. I had quite a few requests from people to write something about myself, and 100 Truths about me seemed a good place to start.
  2. I couldn't think of anything to write on, no inspirations for stories come to my mind, and yet I wanted to write something today.
  3. It was high time I did one of the many tags that I've been tagged with!

Thanks to Isha for tagging me with this one. More about-me posts to follow soon… make do with this one till that time :P

1. Last drink: Wonderful Home-brewed Red Tea…
2. Last phone call : Didiya, and she's left a zillion things here as always :D
3. Last text message: Sherii.
4. Last song you listened to: Waterloo Sunset by Def Leppard… aah, the memories…
5. Last time you cried: A long, long time ago…

6. Dated someone twice: Nope… don't even see the point of it.
7.Been cheated on? Hmm, that's an interesting question… and I think I'd have to go with yeah…
8. Kissed someone & regretted it? For a while, till a friend was kind enough to tell me that you shouldn't regret something that made you smile ;)
9. Lost someone special? Yup!
10. Been depressed? Yup!
11. Been drunk and threw up? Yup! And the last time was shit scary too… read a little more about it here :D

12. Black
13. Red
14. Blue
15. All shades of grey.

15. Made new friends: Of course… although, I'd like to meet someone who hasn't… that might be fun!
16. Fallen out of love: Yup…
17. Laughed until you cried: Oh Yes!!
18. Met someone who changed you: Somewhat yes…
19. Found out who your true friends were: Yeah, and in very weird circumstances
20. Found out someone was talking about you: Yeah, again in very weird circumstances

21. Kissed anyone on your friend's list: Nope
22. How many people on your friends list do you know in real life: If you're talking about the Follower's list on Blogger, then it'd be 4. If you're talking about the people on the various social networking sites, then almost all of them… one or two might be there who I haven't met…
23. How many kids do you want to have: Depends…
24. Do you have any pets: Not yet.
25. Do you want to change your name: Nope… again, I'd like to meet someone who wants to
26. What did you do for your last birthday: The birthday was spent with family, and the next day when I went out with friends, got lost at India Gate. How that happened is something I still wonder about sometimes :P
27.What time did you wake up today: 8.15 a.m.
28. What were you doing at midnight last night: Going to the canteen to have dinner, since I'd overslept and missed it at the mess…
29. Name something you CANNOT wait for: Writing.
30. Last time you saw your father: Back in February…
31. What is one thing you wish you could change about your life: Surprisingly, nothing… I'm not saying that I've had a perfect life, but then again a perfect life would be very, very boring.
32. Most visited web page:I think it's a tie between Technicolor Collage, Twitter, Facebook, Orkut, and Google Reader… and DeviantART's close behind too

33. Name: Arnab Majumdar
34. Nicknames: Joy, Toy & Tidda (courtesy my hostel mates), Skeletor (courtesy my grad college buddies), Baby Dinosaur (thanks to the office guys)
35. Zodiac sign: Libra
36. Male or female or transgender: Male
37. Elementary: The Mother's International School
38. School: The Mother's International School
39. Colleges: Graduation – Maharaja Surajmal Institute
Post graduation – CMS, IILM, Greater Noida
40.Hair color: Black
41. Long or short: Short
42. Height: 5'9"
43. Do you have a crush on someone? Yup…
44. Ever been in love? Once.
45. Piercings? Nope.
46. Tattoos? Nope.
47. Righty or lefty: Righty
48. First surgery: Thankfully, none yet… almost had one though…
49. First piercing: Never had any, won't have any either
50. First best friend: Surojeet.
51. First sport you loved: Cricket
52. First pet: My Grandma's dog, Phelaram Chakravertty a.k.a. Phelu
53. First vacation: Life started as a vacation… I was born in Jaipur, went off to Shillong, and finally reached "home" in Delhi when I was almost three

54. First concert: Ma's concert of Robindro Shongeet
55. First crush: Do Celebrity Crushes count?? That would be, Sonali Bendre back in 1994 :D

56. Eating: Hulli Gulli Corn Puffs
57. Drinking: Red Tea… again!
58. I'm about to: Browse through my music collection yet again…
59. Listening to: The rain outside.
60. Waiting for: An inspiration for another story…

61. Want kids? Depends…
62. Want to get married? Not for another 7 years at least…
63. Careers in mind? Market Research, Advertising and Sales Promotion, and sometimes, even writing professionally

64. Lips or eyes: Eyes.
65. Hugs or kisses: Kisses.
66. Shorter or taller: Shorter.
67. Older or Younger: Younger
68. Romantic or spontaneous: Romantically Spontaneous.
69. Nice stomach or nice arms: Nice Stomach
70. Sensitive or loud: Both…?
71. Hook-up or relationship: Relationship.
72. Trouble maker or hesitant: Trouble maker.

73. Kissed a stranger: Nope.
74. Lost glasses/contacts: Nope… lost my sunglasses though, would that count?
76. Broken someone's heart: Yeah, I did…
77. Had your own heart broken: Yup…
78. Been arrested: Almost.
79. Turned someone down: Yeah…
80. Cried when someone died: Yes, although it was a long time ago…
81. Liked a friend that is a girl? Yes

81. Yourself: Oh Yes!
82. Miracles: Absolutely.
83. God: I'm spiritual, but not religious… got that from Orkut :D
84. Love at first sight: Nah…
85. Heaven: Oh Yes!
86. Santa Claus: Not since 1992, and I wasn't even that disappointed…
87. Kiss on the first date? It Depends…
88. Angels: Yeah!
89. Devils: Hell Yeah!

90. Is there one person you want to be with right now? Nah…
91. Had more than one boyfriend/girlfriend at one time? Nope.
92. Wanted to kill someone ever? Yes, and it's not funny.
93. Among you blog mates, whom would you like to kiss? No one…

94. Committed a blunder and regretted later? Blunders, loads of them. Regrets, very, very few!
95. Wanted to steal your friend's boyfriend / girlfriend? Never.

96. White: Tantra T-shirt with the map of Delhi on it.
97. Black: Tantra T-shirt with a hand print on it.
98. Red: My Santa Claus Jacket :D
99. Pink: Thank God I don't have any pink clothes!!
100. Posting this as 100 Truths? Wasn't easy, but yes!

And now, I tag all those who comment on this. Let's see who those brave folks are :D

40 comments :: 100 Truths

  1. Ha ha! I have *already* been tagged to do this - facebook and blogger. So, I can *dare* to comment first-up.

    I prefer doing tags only when faced with a writer's block...

    So, added to queue. ;)

    It sure was nice reading abt you... And your mother is a Robindro Shongeet singer? Whoa... Sounds uber! I am not a music connoisseur; just that it took me down memory lane...


  2. Very smart Arnab.. You spare someone the torture only to put them in a fix.. ;)
    But it was nice knowing about you, especially when your blog doesn't convey anything about you as a person

    I shall soon get back to you with a request(read idea) :)

  3. Surprisingly, even I wanted to write something but there hasn't been anything that I observed .No observation, No post :(
    Such are the dearies of life.. *sigh* ;)

  4. Coming to think of it, ve already done a 50-q'er here. Got 'nuff patience? ;)

    So this 100-q'er can very well wait. :)

  5. lolz.. i have done it on FB and trust me it is trying..

    and i soo love tantra tees :D

  6. Thanks so much to Isha for tagging you with this and to you for taking it up. :)

    I was looking forward to a post that wud talk abt u... and here it is.

    Your mom is into Robindro Sangeet...?? Probably that's where your creativity comes from. :)

    I am a Tantra fan myself... and u dont look like you wanna kill someone but I think some one has definitely hurt u enuff...and am glad u have all ur life sorted out and you are a happy person.

    Nice reading abt u... :)


    im so glad that you finally took this tag... it gave us an opportunity to know the writer :)

    did you know arnab that we share a lot of commonness? see my surname is Majumdar too, and my first concert is my mom's rabindra sangeet concert!!

    and phelu sounds soo cute for a dog!!:)

    did i ever tell you, you're cute?!

  8. @ Kartz... I gotta say, all said and done the tag was fun to do :) and, it's actually a nice way to rid writer's block... I'll keep that in mind.

    Ma loves music, and I'm really glad she's continued with the Robindro Shongeet. Even I'm not that much into it, but still every time I hear one of those songs, the inner Bong in me rises up and smiles :D


  9. @ Netika... Torture?? :P If you haven't done the tag, you better do it now... hehe.

    It's a good thing to do in case you don't have anything to write about. Although with me, it was a bit different, and I actually wanted to do this tag, considering the many requests for some posts about me for a change... however, next time, I'll do a tag when I find there's nothing to write about too.

    Cheers, keep writing...

  10. @ Kartz... No Problemo Amigo. Wait for the next writer's block to finish with this tag ;)


  11. @ Richa... I so agree with you! At the start of the tag, I thought it won't be hard, you just gotta be honest... but then, it's not that easy!

    And Tantra T-shirts are a fav for me too :)

  12. @ Harshita... You're most welcome. I hope there would be more posts, if not so direct, then maybe self inspired in some way or the other... although it's gonna have to wait, exams on this week and the next...

    I think you're right about the source of creativity, although it sure took a somewhat different direction. I don't sing that well, especially since I've gotten a sore throat for almost all of the last 5-6 years now..

    As far as the happiness bit goes, well I choose to be happy nowadays. What's the point of sulking and wasting your days when you get just one life? Plus, my life line isn't that long, so I gotta have as much fun as I can while I'm alive and kicking ;)

    Hope that somewhat quenched your thirst to know about me... more might follow in future. Cheers...

  13. @ Phoenix... I'm myself quite glad I took this up. All said and done, it was fun :)

    First concerts by parents, or siblings, or by some known Mama or Kaka, sounds like a very Bong thing, doesn't it? I'm mighty glad for it too... hehe.

    And, if the name Phelu sounds cute to you, you should have met him. He was a total stray dog in the body of a brown German Shepherd, and the only language he understood (and I mean, understood completely!) was Bangla :D I really miss that big furball sometimes...

    Thanks a lot for commenting, and I hope this'll be a first to at least a few more personal posts. Cheers :)

  14. Reality Bites!!!:D

  15. @ akanksha... It really does... although sometimes, it can be quite fun...

    I said sometimes. :)


  16. tantra t-shirts!!i love them!!
    u r an interseting person...!!
    i read d whole thing but remembered nthing:)

  17. @ Blue Eyed Soul... Nice to see quite a few fans of Tantra :) Love that company's wit actually...

    "i read d whole thing but remembered nthing:)" well, that's interesting... :D


  18. Yay yay yay!! People are thanking me for tagging you. :P

    You already know maine is post ki khabar chaaron ore(?) phaila di hai...ha ha ha....(meri world famous Ravan laugh):D


  19. @ bondgal... Tera Good Deed of the Day tha yeh, that's why so many people are thanking you :D

    Waise what do you mean post ki khabar chaaron ore phaila di hai? You mean in blogosphere, or in the real world too??

    I'm a bit scared to say Cheers right now....

  20. 1. Lost at India Gate!! HA!!

    2. I din't know we hulli gulli still exists..thank u fr the info..

    3. want kids?? Depends?? on what?? just curious..:D

    different on Technicolor Collage n nice

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  22. wow... another one doing this tag... I try to keep away from it :)

    neatly done dude... you are waiting for an inspiration for ur next story... come on.. I thought you have a secret case full of them :)

    you have a santa claus jacket??? lol

    loved this tag mate... take care...

    have a nice time... cheers...

  23. @ Niti... Lost at India Gate, it wasn't the first time that happened. Was the funniest time that happened though, 'coz I knew the way back to my place all along, and we got lost 'coz of the amazing directions of the company I was in :P

    Hulli Gullis... even I didn't know they existed, until that day when Didiya walked in with a big bag of my bachpan ka favourite snack

    Kids... depends on a lot of things actually. The main thing being that I'm seeing Didiya struggling with Rik these days, and although I love him as a nephew, being a parent sure scares me right now :D

    Nice to see you going so much in depth of the tag there... cheers...

  24. @ Arv... I was trying to keep away from it too, but then it wasn't all that bad when I actually got down to doing it. Gave me an opportunity to showcase the Santa Claus Jacket as well.. hehe.

    And yes, I am waiting for the next inspiration. How nice it would have been if only I had a secret case full of ideas...

    Cheers man, take care...

  25. Atlast you revelaed about yourself...
    Good to see taht not even a single thing of yours get connected with any of your story....
    i must appreciate your intelligence and uniqueness in variety...
    I am taking the risk of getting tagged here by you...
    Do know me too :P

    Likhte raho...:)

  26. Hey i forgot to congrat u for winning so many awards ..congratulations man...


  27. hahaha

    i thought you will not respond to my last comment but im glad you did!! :)

  28. Isha has already tagged me so i can comment...

    hahahheeeehee :-)

    Good to know abt uu...

  29. @ Mahesh... I guess it was a long time coming, and I also hope that this (somewhat) lived up to your expectations.

    My stories are sometimes inspired by things that I see, not necessarily the things that happen to me though. From all that's been revealed here though, nothing's gotten converted into a story... yet.

    Looking forward to your tag too... Cheers...

  30. @ Mahesh... Thanks a lot about the awards too :)

  31. @ Phoenix... I try my best to reply on all the comments I get re, and your comment definitely deserved a reply too :)

    Cheers, keep writing, and reading :D

  32. @ Pallav... I noticed that the tag has become quite famous! Would be nice to read about you too...

    I hope now you know me a little bit at least :) Cheers man...

  33. I'd like to change my name!!! :)

  34. You would...? Why is that exactly??

  35. i commented here but it disappeared :O :O :|

    why will u not marry for the next 7 years :O :O
    i loved ur nicknames.. :D tidda :D and baby dinosaur is the best :D :D :P

    i dont know why but i simply loved this answer of urs--29. Name something you CANNOT wait for: Writing.
    :D :D
    cool answers :D im NOT brave enough to do this tag since my mom reads my blog :P

  36. @ Mads... Wow, I didn't know that happened! Good thing that you came back and posted another comment though :)

    About the marriage thing, it's a long story actually. Bottom line, I don't want to do it till I'm almost 30, don't think it's gonna be fair for the girl to be stuck with someone as immature as me before that :P

    I'll surely forward your wonderful comments about the nicknames to my hostel fellows, and my ex-colleagues. I'm pretty sure they're gonna enjoy the fact that those names have gained popularity :D

    As far as answer 29 goes, it is true. If I get an idea into my head, I just have to write it out right there. Take for example, a story that I published here as well, which was formed (and I mean really formed) all inside my head, during an exam I was giving. I got the idea into my head, and I just couldn't wait to complete the thoughts, and so the story was formed, all while I was supposed to be giving that exam :P

    I wonder just how interesting your answers would be, that you're scared to put it up here. Now I'm curious :D hehe

    Cheers, and hope that someday, we'd be able to see that tag from your end too.

    Take care.

  37. wheeee I LOVE tags.. simply love em! :) esp when they're about myself .. we're then never short of answers na? ;) goody good.. well done one. Liked ur honest answers.. :)

  38. @ Shruti... I dunno, I've always had a bit of trouble when it comes to writing about myself, especially on the blog. I had recieved a lot of requests for that as well, and I found that the Tag was a simpler way to go about it... and tha fact that someone tagged me at the precise moment also helped :)

  39. YOu have another nick name n that's Gyanendra that I gave you long time back...n u not remembering it makes me feel like strangling you...you thought I was kidding when i gave it you..:X
    neway...Joy don't worry, this b'day i'l surely gift you a pink t-shirt. wear it on some nice occasion, sat diwali or new years eve???:D

  40. @ Anupriya... Oh yeah, I forgot to put that one out here. Sorry... hehe. What was the basis for that though? Don't remember that bit...

    Long time no see, so good to see ya here. Cheers...