05 July, 2011

Tags will be tags

Spaceman Spiff had given me my first tag:) Thank you for that!
So here goes..

1. Without sharing your name, who are you?
I’m that girl you pass by on the streets but never give a second thought to until one day you read my amazingly wonderful books and go ‘Wow, she’s awesome.. And I have a feeling I have seen her somewhere’
:P Yes, I am a dreamer. So bite me.

2. Describe yourself in less than five words.
Weird. Clumsy. Loyal. Obsessive. Sensitive.
That's Priyanka:)

3. Do you have any special talents? What?
So many..
- I can eat so much, you’ll wonder how I don’t burst.
- I can talk about chocolate so much, you’ll never go near anything remotely related to chocolate again.
- I can read for so long, you’ll wonder if I’m reading or dead.
- I can do a pretty good imitation of a hen clucking.
- I can convince an apple that it’s an orange.
- I can talk the hind leg off a donkey (literally).
- I am the uncrowned Queen of the foot-in-the-mouth syndrome.
- I can write, or so people tell me (which is the only slightly productive talent of mine).
I discover anymore, I'll let you know.

4. Are there any talents you wish you had? What?
I wish I could dance like the people you see on Dance India Dance or So You Think You Can Dance. Like Prince or Siddharth  or even my Indu. 
It’s been a lifelong, unrequited dream. Dance is something I’m wildly passionate about, so much so that a good performance will move me to tears.

5. What are your most important interests? What do you like about them?
Reading -no books? pissed off with life. Chocolate research - pointless but great fun. Swimming - being a fire sign does not deter me from being in love with water. Writing - my secret fix.

6. What is your opinion of Lady Gaga?
It’s takes talent to get banned by a frikking country:D

7. If you could go anywhere right this second, where would you go?
To Bengaluru. To the creative department of Lowe Linta’s office on M.G Road.

8. What are your favorite foods for breakfast, lunch, and dinner?
Breakfast: Muesli or Honey Loops, Ma’s awesomely crispy dosas or toast
Lunch: Chappatis, a mayo salad and rajma. I’m not too particular about currys though.
Dinner: Pizza. ALL the way. ALL the time. Or maybe pasta.

9. Do you have siblings? Talk about them; if not, talk about being an only child.
Unfortunately, I do. A brother, Rohit (12) and a sister, Sonali (11). They are irritating, annoying, mean, make me share my precious Ma and are BIG sneakerpots – typical siblings. And I don’t know, for the life of me, why I love both of them to bits and am inanely & insanely proud of both.

10. Do you like sports? What teams do you support?
Cricket. I bled blue till I died, hoarse-throated and on the verge of a possible suspension, during the WC. Not surprising, considering I have a mother can hit a six that would surprise Dhoni himself and my whole family is cricket-obsessed. 
And DUH! Indian Cricket Team. Why? Because they gave me the best present on my birthday – The World Cup itself:) And I despise Indians who don't support their own national team.

11. Do you have any tattoos? If not, would you ever get one?
I don’t *said in a voice of deep regret*
Contrary to the image I have, I love funky piercings and tattoos and I’m definitely getting one in the very near future, once I can get Ma to see my perspective :P And one more piercing if I can manage it…

12. Have you ever donated blood? Why or why not?
I haven’t. Shame on me, I don’t know how to go about it. I really want to. Make myself useful, that is.

13. How do you like your coffee and/or tea?
Coffee – very light with lots of milk and sugar (making it another form of paysam, I suppose)
Tea – black with lemon and again loads of sugar.

At the rate I’m going, I might just be the first person who died of sugar poisoning. On the bright side, I might make a hallmark medical case and be posthumously famous:D

14. Are you left- or right-handed?
Right-handed but I have always wanted to be a leftie. Some weird fascination, I suppose.

15. If you’re in college, what are you studying? If not, what did/what are you planning to study?
I’m in my final year doing Mass Communication which is NOT half as much fun as it sounds because my college is absolutely ‘lovely’. And I’m not planning on studying anymore, at least for another five years, so somebody please give me a job :D

16. What are some of your short-term goals?
To not kill out of sheer frustration. To survive the last year in college without too much drama and get handsomely placed.

17. What kind of music do you like?
Oh, you don’t want to ask me that. My playlists are a mess. I listen to a lot, like some, adore few. Like these.

18. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live?
Anywhere with Ma and N. And I mean it. No place would be complete without them.

19. Have you ever been overseas? Where and when?
I’m told I have. When I was like, two or something. Singapore and Dubai. But I don’t remember, so it doesn’t count.

20. Have you ever been to the circus? What did you think at the time?
I have. And I hated them for the animal cruelty (yes, I’m big on that) and the unnecessarily skimpily-clad women.

21. Are you wearing shoes right now? If so, describe them. If not, describe your socks/feet.
Nope. So feet? How do I describe feet?
Absurdly small feet with a shoe-bite scar. Nails painted with a nice Mocha from Elle 18. This was a supremely nonsensical question in an otherwise decent set.

22. List some things you’d like to do before you die.
Write a best-seller. And the rest are here.

23. What do you prefer to write with; pencil, pen, crayon, Sharpie, lipstick, chalk, etc?
Among these – lipstick. Oooh, there something indescribably sexy about a message on a steamed mirror written with lipstick. Yes, I watch too many chick flicks:P

24. Do you like movies? What are your favorites?
Ha, ha. I’m Indian. I grew up on a diet of Bollywood. And too many favourites to list them all out, check my FB page. 
One I saw last and loved? Guzaarish. I went to sleep crying my heart out for Ethan Masqueranes yesterday night.

25. Do you like chocolate? What’s your favorite kind? If not, WHY.
I'll let you decide that :D
And my current favourite is Twix bars.

Others, feel free to be tagged..
Edit: Srinidhi, as well:)

P.S: Should I complete the challenge questions? Seems pointless now but I'm not happy about leaving it incomplete :|


  1. You know what, just when I opened the page to read this post, I wished you would 've tagged ME .. and YAY, you really did!!
    Thank you so much :)

    Reposting it sooon!
    Loved yours.

  2. I am definitely taking this tag!

    U knw i am nt able to take tags coz i am anonymous...but this one i will..Thnku!

  3. Can I tag myself? Seems so much fun to do!! :P

    Loved yours. So honest and free spirited. :)

    I like your energy :)

  4. @ Farzana, :D I wanted to see how you'd answer some of the questions.I'm glad I did:)

    @ Red, dude, I'm going to blow up out of curiosity soon and then you'll be arrested for intentional torture:P
    And I'm glad you can:D Would love to see what you'd say to 6, 21 and all..

    @ Srinidhi, dayum man, I forgot to tag you, so very sorry, done now:) Please go ahead and repost soon! And thanks..

  5. Gee thanks:)Must say, I've always wished I could dance. I still imagine myself giving a power-packed performance and people giving me a standing ovation n all that..we Librans are impractical dreamers:P

  6. Btw, if u've been tagged, does that mean u've got to answer the set of questions?

  7. @ Anu, let me in on a not-so-secret, it's not just you:P We just don't talk about it:D

    And yeah, that's what you are supposed to do. But if you don't like the questions or something, you are free not to as well.

  8. I have a confession to make - I hate tags. They are usually mind numbingly boring. But your chirpy style made it emminently readable. And its a nice way to start - I got to know a lot about the writer :)

    Btw I am a chocoholic too. In fact I dedicated an entire post to my chocolate cravings :)

  9. @ Purba Ma'm, you came! *faint* :)

    They are, some of them. But this I liked, more scope to actually write:)

    Yay, FIRST person to say that to me on my blog. Ha, ha. Chocolate is underestimated, na?

  10. http://shabdakalpadruma.blogspot.com/

    i dunno if i tagged the right way...just learning how to do it....here i just tagged you....check out!

  11. You might wanna be in B'lore right now - the chocolate day is on at Forum. ;-)

    There's a contest, and the winner walks away with almost 3 kg of premium chocolate, I believe.

  12. Lovely. Loved reading it :)

  13. a la chocolate a chocolate dedicated shop made a 5ft chocolate truck....mind it only of chocolate....let me know when u are in pondicherry...a treat at a la chocolate is due from me.... :D

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  15. You would have despised me when I was Indian...followed cricket since I was 11...never supported the Indian team since I was 12. :D And Twix is your current favourite, huh? I would have assumed Ferrero Rocher given the header. Nice to know a bit about you and seems like a fun tag. Might take it on if I'm ever suffering from blogger's block...

  16. @ HijiBijBij, heyy, thank you!! It IS right:)Will take it up asap!

    @ Phatichar, I think it was the Universe conspiring to milaofy me and my chocolate at Forum:P

    And those three kilos would have definitely had my name on it:|

    @ Deeps, thanks re:)

    @ shruti, welcome:) I might just take you up on that:D dayyumm, entirely of chocolate?! I'm catching the next plane out, point me in the right direction:P

    @ Himadri, thank you:) please do!
    Will visit asap...

    @ Psych Babbler™, Grrr, don't tell me the Aussies have won you over!:P

    The FR are an eternal obsession, aren't they:P Twix gives me immediate relief when I can't wrangle an FR box outta anyone I know:P

    Please do go right ahead:) Would love to see how you tackle them..

  17. a la chocolate a chocolate dedicated shop made a 5ft chocolate truck....mind it only of chocolate....let me know when u are in pondicherry...a treat at a la chocolate is due from me.... :D

  18. It’s takes talent to get banned by a frikking country:D

    well said!!


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