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What Exactly Is Great Conversation…

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And the question is when is the last time that you had a great conversation, a conversation which wasn’t just two intersecting monologues, which is what passes for conversation a lot in this culture. But when you had a great conversation, in which you overheard yourself saying things that you never knew you knew. That you heard yourself receiving from somebody words that absolutely found places within you that you thought you had lost and a sense of an event of a conversation that brought the two of you on to a different plane. …a conversation that continued to sing in your mind for weeks afterwards?

~ John O’Donohue

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Et tu, Prasanna?

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Some time back, I was seriously discussing about daily serials with a young, chirpy colleague of mine…..my friends just came to my desk and screamed at me ” Et tu Prasanna?”. They thought that I do not watch  regular soaps …they were in a myth that I  always watch only intelligent, useful stuff  like …programs related to rockets and missiles in Discovery, Animals and Forrest in Nat Geo, South American civilization in History or the adventurous, lively programs of Barkha Dutt . They were depressed knowing the fact that I watch several Hindi, Telugu daily serials. They were much more depressed knowing about the Android App that I use to watch the daily serials. Poor guys!!! The never knew that I use my Time management skills in watching serials in the limited time I have during my commute to office.Our discussion continued for a while and we discussed about good old serials and their title songs.

Here are some of my all time favorite Indian TV serial title songs….

1)Malgudi Days: There is some magic in Malgudi…even today I have a secret wish to visit this fictitious place…I feel happy listening to this title song…

2)Tipu Sultan : Never used to miss this serial, though I could not understand the serial, I used to watch it and used to ask my brothers the essence of the episode 🙂

3)Surabhi – Theme Song: As if watching Surabhi were our prime duty, we used to eagerly wait for this program and used to feel happy right from the staring of the theme song itself.

4)Jungle Book : For some strange reasons, I am not that great fan of cartoons, however this is one of my favorites.

5)Tehkikaat: I was really mad about this series. Used to finish homework and get ready for this serial. Used to feel scared watching some series, however used to muster courage to watch the episodes 😛

6) Vikram Aur Betal : Hmm…miss those lovely days….am a big fan of this story..so would not mind reading them even today or watching them through serials or film..

7)Mahabharat : Watching Mahabharat was a compulsory duty 😛 . I used to get confused with the story line, used to bug my brothers about the doubts..mainly on whose father is who and whose child is who and how many..who is whose mother…total confusion Boss!!!

8) Ramayan: I still remember….I used to watch this serial in my LKG. We were in Godavarikhani and so many people used to come to our home to watch this serial. I am a big fan of Arun, Deepika.

9)Chanakya: To be frank, this was the serial I used to watch in my childhood so religiously but the tragedy was then I could’nt understand the logic and dialogues….however used to bug my brothers and used to understand the summary.

10)Ruthu Raagalu: This was the first daily serial in Telugu. Comparison of emotions to the seasons is amazing!!! I was in my 7th standard when this serial started and this continued up to my 10th standard ;).

11)Chitti : Telugu version of this serial “Chitti” is “Pinni”. Was a great fan of this serial(God Knows!!! Why?). Tamil version was much ahead of Telugu version, so to stay “ahead” of times, I learnt Tamil and used to watch this serial. Even i used to interpret the story as per my “understanding” of my Tamil to my Grandma and Mom.  If I  had put this effort in my IIT entrance examination…I might have cleared IIT JEE and might have studied in IIT Madras itself…  Whatever….thanks to this serial for the love and interest I developed towards Tamil language.

12)Jassi jaissi koi nahin: Never missed any episode of this serial in the initial years of the serial….was always a fan of Mona and Apurva Agnihotri.

and heights of craziness …I was a big fan of this song….

13)Left right left: Was a great fan of this serial because of Rajeev Khandelwal and others….

14)Bade Ache Lagte hai: Could relate to the initial episodes of this serial  so used to watch this serial regularly 🙂 . Love this version of the song by Shreya 🙂

15) Kuch Toh Log Kahenge : Me being a big fan of Mohnish Behl used to watch this serial, never missed an episode when he was in the serial. He is such a classy actor 🙂 . I love this title song.

Hope you enjoyed reading this blog post 🙂

Warm Regards,

Prasanna Rayaprolu

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My Utopia….

Srisailam Forrest as I captured in my camera 🙂

Want to escape to a safe forest where there are no snakes,  no scary insects and no scary devils/ghosts apart from me ;)….Want to read lots of lots of books….lots of story books, lots of biographies, lots of books on World History…while listenting to serene songs(Songs should change automatically as per my mind’s thoughts)….warm sunshine should be the weather….Ocassional supply of orange juice, Coffee day cofee or home made filter coffee is also fine, good dougnuts, neatly chopped fruits….are also welcome…and I do not want to see any human being or aliens…I do not need internet or phone connection…however…whenever I feel scared….my Mom,Dad and Brothers should come there within seconds…. This is my utopia….

Silly me…realised that dreams are good however day dreaming is bad and then started working on my regular stuff related to cooking at Kitchen and work related to office 😀

Best Regards,

Prasanna Rayaprolu