29.4.05

Oops I did it again!

Have you ever suffered from an ailment called the foot-in-the-mouth
disease? It's deadly. If you have, you would know how painful it is when you shoot off like a horse and want to gobble it up immediately after. Well, I happened to be interviewing a cricketer (M S Dhoni) who made some really chauvinistic comments. I gasped out loudly and said, "No wonder you don't have a girlfriend!" Luck was on my side. He was a nice fellow and didn't take me up on that.

Whenever I try to appear professional, one thing or the other
happens to upset this carefully set up image. Like my shoes had to give way during the photo shoot with Dhoni. I made a damsel-in-distress face (actually it came quite naturally) and said, "I guess I have to walk barefoot". Dhoni was my knight in shining armour. So there I was walking out of the hotel in a pair of rather "unfashionable" (as he teasingly put it. It was not exactly happening but at that point of time it was a choice between that or walking barefoot on a burning road through spit, shit and god knows what) bedroom slippers.

But I have to say this that I was very happy with my interview, for
once. The guy was a sweetheart. He's a small town guy and does not, till now, care for false pretensions. So when he said stuff like he would head for McDonalds right after the interview and enjoy a Maharaja Mac and milkshake I found it rather sweet. After all he's pretty famous and could have been on his snooty best like the rest. After all, cricketers are an overhyped breed. You would have believed that if you had been to the most insignificant of matches aka a benefit match and been jostled by fans banging on the changing room of the players while shouting corny lines, "Aapne vaada kiya thaa!"

A global conspiracy is on. To make me feel on top of the world. First of all, I got to see what the fashion week was all about, secondly I got my much-awaited interview with Dhoni and thirdly, I am doing a story on motorbike travellers. It's damn cool. I am strongly tempted to go biking with these guys to Ladakh, Leh and Rann of Kutch. But there are a few problems. The most important being I don't know them. As S pointed out helpfully, I would probably be raped and murdered.

17 comments:

motheater said...

great. now I'll have a posse of motorbike riders slapping lawsuits on me. there's a global conspiracy to AGAINST me i think :-)

AB said...

motheater: Oh dont you worry about that honey. I will use my influence to get you out of it;)

The Marauder's Map said...

Congratulations on a hugely entertaining blog. I knew you had it in you the day you turned in the perfect blog story for Weekend.

I can almost hear you go 'How meeeean!'

eM said...

Ooh, what blog story?

Mangs said...

me too - ooh what blog story.
and also, these biker club trips are great fun. i think you SHOULD go. they are soo into their bikes your safety will be guaranteed. in fact take S with you :-)

motheater said...

very funny mango. i'll feel like Aljai. What with my new tattoo and all :-)

AB said...

marauder's map: well give some hints. Who are you? By any chance are your intials SB?

mangs & eM: Blog story? It's a story that I did on blogging eons back. But it was fun. I came across famous bloggers like the anonymous belle de jour.

motheater: What is Aljai? Or is it who is it? See mango also thinks its fine to go. I think I will overcoming all probs:-)

crazy about you said...

hey temme..is m.s. dhoni a bihari or a cut surd? (just curious cos mahender singh is a typical surd name..but this dude's form jamshedpur..erstwhile bihar..and some bihari use the name singh too)

AB said...

crazy: dhoni is a pahari from Almora. But he is born and brought up in Ranchi, not Jamshedpur. And just for the record it's not Bihar any longer. It's Jharkhand.

samit said...

i know at least 4 people, myself included, who think you have a wonderful blog.

samit said...

and have the initials SB, which was my point, though i kind of forgot it

AB said...

samit: Now who are the other three? Oh I forgot u are SB too. The SB I am curious about is marauder's map. I am sure u know who I mean. Is it the same? Please confirm since I haven't got a reply till now.

crazy about you said...

when i said erstwhile bihar, i would thought it means i know its no longer bihar..

AB said...

crazy: yeah sorry, missed out on that

Anonymous said...

hey ab.. can u pl post the interview details (of MS Dhoni)??
.. iam a big dhoni fan!!!.. i wud luv to hear that from u..!!!
pl mail me to gudgirl_in@yahoo.com

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sheetal sukhija said...

Hi, This is sheetal, from Bangalore.
Could u please post the interview, or mail it to me? sheetalicon@yahoo.com
By the way, i'm a student of journalism too and wanna so interview him someday.., :)