Why do we have Nicknames?

Piggy chops, Bebo, chi-chi, ash, abhi, Big B, SRK, Jlo, Scarjo, Brangelina and so on. These words seem to be meaningless. They are. But while reading this you’ll ignore their meaninglessness(Wow!! What a word.. :w00t: ). That’s because you know these are the nicknames of celebrities. You will laugh at anyone else using these names if they weren’t celebrity nicknames. Is that the purpose of nicknames? To give others reason to laugh at you?

I’ll start with myself. (I talk a lot of things about myself on this blog.. Guess what? It’s my personal blog turned to nonsense. :pinch: ) I have a lot and lot of nicknames. Unlike most, I consider nicknames as gifts and as a measure. It is the measure of how much people around you love you. What they feel about you. The nick by which I write on this blog is about nine years old now. I got it when I was in Higher Secondary. I was known by that name to some friends. But my most used nick is Gullu. It sounds funny. But almost 90% of my friends call me by that name instead of my real name.

I’ll tell you one funny incident. I was new to orkut and was sending requests to friends by their e-mail ID’s. One of the friends replied, “Who are you? I don’t know you.” :dizzy:
I was a bit surprised and replied him as Gullu. Only then he was able to recognize me. I will never forget that incidence where my nick name superseded real name. After that whenever I sent a request I wrote Gullu in brackets besides my real name. This name is stuck to me like a birthmark.

Nick names are meaningless but for me they are priceless. My ears are always eager to hear Gullu rather than my real name. It shows love. Those who are in love will know this. Their GF or BF call each other by a lot of nicknames. Silly nicknames. Almost every person on this earth will have one nick name at least. However idiotic it may sound, just accept it(Exclusive of Bad words). Let the people laugh at you. You are the reason to spread smiles. :biggrin:

Till your nick lasts..

Think Nonsense…

Going off track

If you have noticed, throughout this month I have failed to update blog on daily basis. I was successful for the whole year to update it daily. With the start of new year, I have failed to do so. There is no single definite reason for this failure. I want to put all those reasons in this post so that I get some relief from the failure.

The first reason being my previous web host. I don’t know what happened to the servers but they kept my blog offline for about three days. A perfect start to new year as I said already. The staff must have been in the “new year eve” environment for these days. Lot’s of booze. I think my old admin friend left that company. I didn’t got any replies from him. Hello… Anyone home??

Then I changed my web host and was happy to get good speed. Things looked good. But when everything is going ok, something bad is about to happen. Suddenly I started getting memory errors. I mailed and mailed lots of time. Got replies like “Fixed”, “Done” and similar one liners(And one worder’s). Finally my blog was offline again due to new web hosting. After some hours it was back but I was getting too many errors. It looks like he installed CentOS again. Everything works quick and no errors now. Continue reading →

Hakuna Matata – No need to worry

Long back there was this song which made me dance and laugh. It was similar to the song from The Lion King. This is just the Hindi version of the song. I am yet to watch that movie. I tried and tried to get my hands on it. A couple of months ago I even found the links. But I lost them. I am moving away from VCD’s, so it’s difficult to get them at rental. I live in a place where DVD is an alien. :alien: You have DVD player and you don’t know what is DVD or what are it’s advantages. Lets’ not drift to that.

Back to Hakuna Matata. I have tried many times to get this song. The Hindi version of course. Though I haven’t seen the movie, I love Timon and Pumba. Very funny characters. There was an animated series on these characters and I used to watch it. Those cartoons had some really ROFL comedy. I loved the craziness and the stupidity. The song I am talking about contains the same elements. It is crazy.

At that time I didn’t knew from which language the words “Hakuna Matata” came from. According to that song it means “No need to worry” or “There are no worries”. The first time I heard that song I was in class seventh. The song is sing by Baba Sehgal and Anaida. Baba Sehgal is famous Indian rapper(I call them rapist as they rape the song most of the times). It’s been months I have been searching for the song.

I understood the meaning of song back then. That’s why I am trying to find out what level of intelligence is required to understand a song. I was an intelligent boy at that time. :face: Studies ruined me. 😆 Almost everyday i waste 20-30 minutes in search of this song. I’ll get it I know that. No need to worry. It is one of those songs which makes my worries go away.

Hakuna Matata…