Some itches to scratch…

Random ramblings…  


Yesterday I was swamped in work…… the bad news is this is not even the start of the cotton season and with boss set to return from abroad in a couple of days… the work will keep increasing…


Yesterday I barely managed to check 4-5 posts… !!!! that’s some sort of a record actually inspite of being on the office pc with internet the whole day… !!!


Some news snippets caught my eye and I have been itching to scratch them..… thought I should write about them… 


Lets start of with a musical note…


Gun guna rahe hai bhawre khil rahi hai kali kali… kali kali…

Soniya aaj kal travel kar rahi hai in Economy Economy… Economy Economy…


A news channel gives us an insight showing that instead of 2 security men that she used on business class she is using 6 guards in economy class.


It’s the thought that counts buddy haven’t you heard that saying and  will you please open your mind and see that its an example that she is setting… appreciate it !!! This whole exercise also saves our country with a whopping Rs. 7000/- each time she now flies !!!



Staying with flights…


S.M. Krishna our external affairs minister in view of the austerity drive (read Soniyaji ka example) decided to forego travel by private aircraft when he goes abroad and will go by commercial flights… !!! See… Sonia set a precedent… !!! Thank god for small mercies in this poor country…


Will someone also explain to me why Mr. S. M. Krishna & Mr. Shashi tharoor have been living in 5 & 7 star hotels since the past few weeks in spite of being provided residence by the Govt.??


Kiska hai yeh tumko intezaar saste hotel bhi hai na… 

Suno na suno na… sun lo na….




“I never said I would kill you, are you serious ?”


Ae kya hua…

Kab hua…

Jab hua…

Tab hua..

Chodo… yeh na pucho…


Serena lost her cool at a line judge who called her for a foot fault on match point… apparently the call was wrong.The sweating player trying her best to stay in the match was given a raw deal on the brink of losing the match and instead she lost her mind instead and said the unthinkable


“I swear to God I m going to take this @#$^%# ball and shove it down your @#$@$#@ throat, you hear that ?? I swear to God… !!!”


The line judge should be thankful God doesn’t exist.


Thank God for small mercies… errr did I say that… never mind… !!




He never plays when India needs him the most…

He plays for his personal records…

He fails in finals…


Kuch to log kahenge…

Logo ka kaam hai kehna…

Chodo bekar ki baato mein…

Kahi beet na jaaye raina…


After 44 hundreds for the country… some 55+ odd man of the match awards… 14 odd man of the series awards… all three world records… does it matter !!


All Sachin critics are scratching their head vigorously to come back and counter…

Take my advice back the champion… he will ensure you don’t scratch too much… !!! Since 1998 India has won just 3 finals in a Tri-Nation series… !! Incidentally in two of those Sachin was a centurion in the final !!!



Must bring to your notice


Rude Food – by Vir Sanghvi


This man makes me drool… for all the right reasons…his food discoveries are a treat to read… whether it is his search for the elusive authentic Hyderabadi Biryani or his excavating the fact where samosa’s come from… his article’s make me all the more hungry all the time… check out the Sunday editions of Hindustan Times for some saucy articles.


Did you know the samosa is not an Indian dish… the word infact comes from Persian word sambosag. Even today a version of the samoda called sambusak is eaten all over the middle east.



[P.S. – thanks to severe curfew imposed by work on blogging… yours truly kept tossing and turning at 3 in the night finally wrote the post at 3.30 and went peacefully to sleep at 4.30]


P.P.S – Gals and Guys getting really swamped in work hope to catch you all soon and read your posts and SPAM you all !!


150 thoughts on “Some itches to scratch…

  1. Pixie says:

    Serena – I wish she had kept quiet! She played a good game!
    Fedrer lost! 😦
    I guess that was bound to happen as well!!

    Sachin – I am not saying anything about him here!
    I oscillate from liking him to not.
    I enjoyed his game yesterday. 🙂

    And Vir Sanghvi – he needs diction classes… some of his pronunciations are weird! But, the articles are always well written! 🙂

    Samosa – feel like having a few now! :mrgreen:

    We will wait Hitchu for all your comments and SPAM! no worries ok?


    • hitchwriter says:

      I wish the referee would also be punished for the wrong call… Serena was punished right..?? she was wrong right… ??

      So what about the referee ?? was she working for charity ?? why wasnt she punished.. ?? huh ??

      Sachin.. !! Like him or not… you cannot ignore him…. he remains Indian crickets favourite son..!!

      Vir Sanghvi’s pronounciations are like Satish Shah from Main hoon na… .. almost spitting … hai na ?? he he he…

      but his articles make me really feel hungry and drool…

  2. Swaram says:

    S.M Krishna n Tharoor – me too wondering y they need to stay in those hotels!!!!!

    Serena – Sad 😦 Clijsters ws playing well too though! What a comeback!!!

    Sachin – what an innings that ws! Harbhajan deserves a pat on his bk too 🙂 The whole team rather 🙂 Mera Bharat Mahaan 🙂

    Y no mention of the epic final!!!! Del Potro rocks! What say Federer fans nw 😉 Deepu 😦

    • hitchwriter says:

      Let Sol’s come… she is one big Tharoor fan… !!!

      Serena lost her cool… hota hai… its over… !! Clijsters had a dream time… the pics with her kid… awesome !!!!!!

      Sachin rules… !! Bhajji.. has an inferno inside him na..? the reactions after he took wickets yesterday were somthing else… this guy is a tornado… just waiting to be unleashed… god give him some calm… !!!! but problem is when he is calm he doesnt perform… lol 😛 😛

      Del Potro is the future of tennis I guess… I kinda like competition.. if its only two players who always keep winning its like waiting till the finals… I hadnt read that news or seen the final… when i formed the post…

    • Pixie says:

      He played an awesome game though, didn’t he?! 🙂

      And yes, Harbhajan’s last 3 wickets were simply awesome! 🙂 🙂

      why do they need 5-7 star hotels?

  3. Nova says:

    Ramblings all right!! 🙂 First time on your blog and liked your free flow writing style 🙂

    BTW love your Gravatar… This is how two Archies fans meet 😀

  4. Bindu says:

    Saw a cartoon in the paper today (think it was TOI). An ‘aam admi” saying – “I hate travelling economy these days. It is politicians all around” 🙂

  5. oorja says:

    Shashi tharoor also spotted eating at a small place where he used to eat in college days… 😀 purani yadein…

    Sachin got his 59th man of the match.. he is the man of records… 🙂

    work fever all over.. me tooo 😦 stuck in it..

    • hitchwriter says:

      Shashi Tharoor is in a lot of news… !! lol… purani yaadein too… lol 😆 the females are hung upon him it seems.. !!

      apna Sa chin SACHIN !!!! he rocks !!!!

      work is finally almost over for the day… !!!!

  6. Rakesh says:

    Congress are making a joke out of themselves…

    And I think line errors can be easily (and quickly) judged by technology. Why are they still relying on referees…

    Sachin has turned around in the last 2 years. I didn’t like the way he played two years back. He’s playing well now so obviously I have no complains or criticism. I am happy to eat my words about his skills…

    But why is Dravid in the ODI team???

    • hitchwriter says:

      Dravid in the team ??

      Next tour where ?????

      South Africa… fast tracks… Bounce seam movement… hence DRAVID !!!!

      I dont know if they are making a joke Rakesh.. atleast some thing is starting… hopefully this will become better by the day… and more effective… atleast there has been some thinking… !!!

    • hitchwriter says:

      Fixed ??? Che che…

      bad thought that… !!!!!

      Dhoni is captain cool… !!! all are my favourites… really !!!!! but if I love watching anyone most… its when Sehwag goes slam bang against the new ball in Tests… !!!!!

    • Crafty Shines says:

      call him Dhunider Singh Bata-award-ekar

      soooper IHM!!!! can i also borrow it??? pliss!!! i will give credit when i use it!! tee heee

      *crafty is repeatedly saying that name loudly in office*


  7. kanagu says:

    LOL @ Tharoor and SM Krishna staying in 5 star hotels…. seriously govt residences need a revamp, I guess 😛 😛

    and Sachin.. whoever speaks illa about him.. we don’t have to reply for them… his bat will say those… what an innings… he is a genius..

    and Serena… its human thing to be a brink of defeat and get a wrong call 😦 I am sad for her..

    but Clisters played so well.. and won the championship… way to go for her 🙂

    • hitchwriter says:

      REvamp.. you bet… they need to be demoted further.. actually… !!! 😛 😛

      Sachin.. saga… India ! rules !!! 😀 😀

      Serena… probably crossed the line… but as a sportsman I know.. In the heat of the moment at times you can lose it… I have lost it and also had a bat hitting my skull… lol … but it happens.. its human to lose control… !!!!

      Clijsters just lived a dream !!!!! 😀

  8. Rashmi says:

    Blogging at 3:30 AM – I shd learn blogging spirit from you …True Blogger you are 🙂
    Sachin rocks everytime…No substitute for him in indian team

    Samoso is not indian word…News for me too !!

  9. umsreflections says:

    I just thot that u would write abt Sachin’s century, and here you go !!! 😆 My hubby too was talking abt the same statistics that u wrote and was going blah blah abt Sachin. I’ve listened to him a thousand times, still I dont mind.

    Sonia, flying economy – yday !!!
    Rahul travelling by Shatabdi – today !!! 🙄
    Instead of paying for the transport, they are spending on the extra security !!! No big deal, right ???

    Serena – shld have kept her mouth shut !!!

    • hitchwriter says:

      Sachin Century India Winning… how can I miss out on that… !!!!! huh ??

      Austerity is here … just starting… lol…

      Serena should have controlled better… but the heat of the moment… got to her..

  10. shilpadesh says:

    I get so mad when people say sachin plays for his personal record! I have nothing more to say on this subject. Leave the guy alone!
    About Serena, yeah, she finds a place of pride on my blog too. She needs to use her head more often!

    • hitchwriter says:

      When they have nothing to pull him down… they clutch at straws !!!!

      People who play with hearts… often forget the use of heads… !!

      the world is full of all sorts of characters… !! 😛 😛

  11. sakshi says:

    You posted it at 3.30 am and I missed it big time coming first…sobs! All bcoz I was left in the kitchen with ingredients flying around me while a hungry army was watching Federer…pahh!!

    Wow Sonia flying economy is good news coz I think the airlines will now give big time discounts on Business class and we can grab the offers *sakshi dreaming of flying Business class in red shirt and lungi*

    Sachin…errr…errr. My grey cells which stores cricket knowledge informs me that Imran Khan is still the captain of pakistan team 🙂

    Tharoorrrrrrrrrrr…..he is a lady killer so must be confined to 7 star hotels at any cost 🙂

    Hmmm Serena..poor Serena lost all that money but am sure she will make it up with her new Fall Collection for her designer label which will be named “The Foot Fault Collection”. Pls note – as a promotional offer she will be giving out tennis balls which will be moulded into shapes that can be easily shoved up or down any place of your choice!

    Vir Sanghvi Who? *sakshi puts up a celebrity act at this question*

    • hitchwriter says:

      I didnt post at 3.30… I have pledged to my biwi i wont connect from home… I just wrote it at home… brought it to office in pen drive and loaded at 12.!!!!!!

      They made you cook … who was it… **hitchy rolling sleeves**

      Lol… the lungi and red shirt has you hooked… that will be VIP class I guess… lol !!!!!

      Imran ! pah… you hopeless…

      Tharoor fan you tooooooo… whats with you females… see beyond his eyes…

      You dont know vir sanghvi ?? huh ??

      heres all the info..

  12. sakshi says:

    Btw I am one of those Federer Fans who is forced to like and cheer for Federer to keep domestic harmony 😉 But yesterday my heart went out to Del Potro after I saw him almost begging twice to that old man (whoever he was) if he could say a few words in Spanish to which that guy said we are running out of time. Pahhhhhhhhh and he had said a few seconds back to Federer “say whatever you like”. I hope Potro will learn the celebrity attitude by the next US OPEN and talk a bit like Serena if the mic is not passed on to him before he has to ask 🙂

  13. Iya says:

    hey, i finally made my way here. not that u r a stranger to me, having met a lot of common friends and of course Twitter,i thought it was high time i visited your blog too and will dutifully add it to my blog roll as well.

    For ur observations: read somewhere that India had to spend a lot of meny to keep Gandhi in poverty..
    Fed lost 😦
    And Sachin is the best..
    And i guess Shahi Tharoors Govt acco is not yet ready, but did hear that he is planning to move to a cheaper place and so is Nandan

    • hitchwriter says:

      Hey Welcome !!!!

      my charms on those girls worked… eh… they had you come over… !!!!! 😛 😛 😛

      Shashi Tharoor.. Saste hotel bhi hai na… Austerity drive is something that must be practised a lil more sincerely !!!

      you girls… !!! ufff…

      Fed has won enough !!!! time for others… !!!!

      India is the best.. !!

  14. Smita says:

    The austerity measures are a great initiative and a good beginning and I wish that things change for better 🙂

    As far as match is concerned, am no fan of Tendulkar but I am happy that we have won!!!

    And Vir Sanghvi’s articles are seriously drool worthy!!! 🙂

    • hitchwriter says:

      I hope this Austerity is not just a eye wash and is something sincere and will eventually turn out something good… thing is we are so cynical about these fellows… pah.. we almost have no expectations… which is also wrong… !!!!!! 😛 😛

      No need to be Tendulkar fan !!!! All need to be India fan !! even he is !!!!!! 😀 😀

      Vir Sanghvi !! aah… 😛 😛 😛

  15. Mystery says:

    you wrote this at 3 in the morning!!!
    this is addiction in its true sense 🙂

    @Sonia and her cost cutting..
    i dont know if i appreciate this move.. the hype they are creating is more than the amount they are saving..

    @Serena losing her cool.. well i dint bother about it.. i wanted Kim to win and she did 🙂

    @lot of work..Same pinch mate 🙂
    i m drowned in work here and am not able to comment properly on all blogs…

    • hitchwriter says:

      It is mystery it is bad 😦

      I dont know for sure still… atleast they have started.. I guess the media is creating a frenzy… atleast this thought has come… lets see how it shapes up… too soon to comment yet…

      Serena – said a lil too much… but well…. Clijsters… just proved fairy tales do happen… hai na ??

      dont talk about work… its bad !!!! i m going to get busier by the day

      • Mystery says:

        Yes clijsters proved a point..
        yesterday when i opened the newspaper and saw her posing the trophy along with her daughter i had no words..
        the kid looked chubby and wonderful and the mother and daughter standing like that was touchy…

  16. Rohini says:

    just woke up(in my sleeveless nightie :P) to see that this space has been swamped with comments!

    Seren – poor thing lost her calm, hota hai kabhi kabhi

    Sachin – Well… sometimes, I like him and sometimes I don’t…

    BLOGGING at 3:30 AM!? I have no words! I wish I had the determination to finish the 17 drafts I have!

    *Rohini says Haaayyylo to everyone, esp the sleeveless attired Sakshi and Crafty!*


    • sakshi says:

      ROHINI it’s you…… the same one I used to comment at!!! You know I just clicked your avataar and was shocked when it took me to your blog. Your posts have never been showing on my reader *sakshi sadly folding her sleeveless nightie and thinking why she didn’t peek over at Rohini’s blog to check if she is fine?*

      Now that you are at Hitchy’s adda dancing all around, I am sure I will not be missing you much….heee

      • Rohini says:

        Haha! Yea it is me… i guess there was some problem with my Reader and then I haven’t been blogging much these days.. have finally decided to jump out of the H4 bandwagon and join an F1 . So busy preparing for the exams and stuff… 🙂

        But I will keep dropping in on everyone’s blogs and giving my valuable Gyaan! 🙂

        • hitchwriter says:

          You tooooooo !!!!! 😛 😛 😛

          I never knew you too enjoyed the rioting… I think that haath pe haath dhare comment just did the trick !!!!

          Sleevelessss !!!!! he he he… the word is so lovely !!!!!!

    • Crafty Shines says:

      AIYO SOOPER!!! one more sleeveless-attired chick!!!

      it must be hitchy partner’s lucky day… :mrgreen:


      *crafty insists Rohini must do little dance before moving on to begin the day’s routine*

      the song is :

      main tujhko bhaga laya hoon tere ghar se…
      tere baap ke darr se… tere baap ke darr se…
      main sang tere bhaag chali mere ghar se…
      mere baap ke darr se… mere baap ke darr se…

      😀 😀 😀

  17. Sandhya says:

    You seem to be invoking god, often here, Dhiren! God bless you!

    I saw Serena cursing…she is used to winning only! Still I admire the sisters and Clijsters played well, this time. Her baby was cute.

    I love Federer but Del did better, this time. I still remember Nadal vs Federer match…beautiful (wimbledon).

    Tharoor and Krishna are educated people and born rich! Can they stay in an ordinary hotel or travel economy? Don’t even dream! They can offer to spend their own money at least the extra cost.

    If Sonia uses more security staff, we can understand. Her family has faced too many tragedies.

    You never bungled with names or anything else at 3 a.m.! Great!

    • hitchwriter says:

      Invoking God… !!! I dont enjoy a lot with him !! I am my own God actually !!!!!!

      Serena I dont like… but i m not against her outburst… she is human… !!!!

      The kid of clijsters was soooper she lived a dream… touchwood !!

      How can I bungle … Sandhya.. bloggin runs in my veins… I can never make a mistake… !!! lol…

  18. Ashwathy says:

    truly some itches to scratch eh? man u r seriously addicted… not that u need me to tell u!!

    LOL @ plane seat info of ministers. yes yes they are truly humble and giving us a good example to follow. we shud applaud them 😛

    btw i m a regular follower of vir sanghvi’s rude food. i’ve worked with him in HT 2 years back (altho he wasnt my boss). he’s an amazing writer with an excellent flair for food n beverage. i always keep track of his reviews… they are usually spot on. glad to know somebody else keeps track of them as well. did u read the article on the authentic biriyani search he went on while he was in hyderabad? well written article..

    • hitchwriter says:

      You worked with Vir Sanghvi !!!!!!!!

      wow !!!

      did you get to eat as many things… you bet I read about the authentic biryani… !! and Droooled away…. !!!

      I am a fan of his work… especially the food stuff… !!!

      the samosa article had me drooling tooooo !

      Do you know he too is a Gujju Jain !!!?? devouring non veg just like me !!!!!!

  19. Pal says:

    That made an interesting post..loads of tidbits.. but whats with all this hugging and muah-ing on your blog Hitchy?!! And I am so sorry for saying ‘bhai’ on my blog…you see, these days, it just happens automatically! Like every word beginning with Q has to have U after it. Same way! Bhai has to follow Hitchy. Wonder who coined this in the first place? Trace the origins, please.

    • hitchwriter says:

      Ushus is the culprit… and my insane Bhaiya mat kaho na post… !!!

      and villains like you have stuck to it… !!!!!

      hugging and muahing is the in thing !!!!

      dont you know I am a SUPER STAR CELEBRITY now… muahing nad hugging is a part and parcel of STARDOM !!!! pah… you mere mortals wouldnt understand… !!!

  20. Vimmuuu says:

    Of all the information you put there, the samosa was the best !!! Never knew this side of samosa !!! 😀 😀 😀 I guess, thats how life is !! When you think you know of something, it turns out to be something else !!! 😉

    • hitchwriter says:

      😀 😀 😀 I knew you wouldnt bother much … apart from the SAmosa’s !!!!!!

      no matter where they came from… The Samosa’s are here to stay… !!!!!

      Thank god Food Items are free of all religions… 😀 😀 😀

  21. Just call me 'A' says:

    Ohh that’s why you were missing in action………i was wondering what happened to you….YOU were number 27th on my blog’s latest post comment. NOT 1st, 2nd or even 9th or 15th BUT 27th Hitchy……..your track record on the downhill mister….. 😆 :eveil: :)……LOL

    I love food and travel…i wish i had a food travelling job….that will be so ideal….But i cannot do street food :(…….

    • hitchwriter says:


      as work now starts to increase… I am retiring from this first first race for the time being.. !!! lol… too much to keep up performance.. !!!!!

      I love street foooood !!!!!!!!

      you are now half AMREEKAN !! thats why you cant do street food !!!!! lol 😛 😛

  22. Solilo says:

    Crafty and Soli’s latest timepass song

    dekha jo tujhe yaar
    dil mein baji guitar – 2
    chhalka aankhon se pyar
    dil mein baji guitar
    chaa raha kaisa yeh nasha re…
    aa raha jeene kaa mazaa re..
    arerere main toh gaya re…dil bhi gaya re …

  23. gunmeen says:

    dhiren…..rahul baba went a step further…he saved the indian government a mammoth four hundred and forty five rupees INR…can belive it…..kya ma bete ki jodi hai….sonia mama os going to sing a lullaby when rahul baba comes home
    chanda hai tu mera suraj hai tu
    ohh meri aankhon ka taara hai tu….

  24. homecooked says:

    The only news I am aware of in the entire post is the Serena Williams drama 🙂 I thought you would write a post about Federer….here my husband is in mourning since yesterday!

  25. Suji! says:

    Today there is so muc of ENTERTAINMENT in the media (very less information) that you barely get time to focus on other things! But I felt one of the most important news in the past one week was that of Jet! Yeah so they sacked 2 guys, 400 pilots refused to fly, Goyal threatened to close down Jet, Pilots asked him to go ahead, they had a talk, finally the management resolved the issue by reinstating the pilots and, more importantly, slashing 50% ticket price. Competitor flights followed suit though :-P. So I guess every time our FM talks of austerity, these politicians will catch hold of some pilots, make them strike, finally get a chance to fly the business class at the rate of economy – wah wah – kya zamana hai? 😀

    Sticking with austerity, I guess we also need to look at the bunglows these beurocrats stay – all worth crores of rupees – not to mention the expenditure on the security!

    Coming to Sports, we have seen that most champions are bad losers – Punter for one, Serena and ‘Fedex’ the latest examples.

    Sachin is just ‘one-peice’ – original – no duplicates whatsoever!

    After all this, you switch on a Times Now or a CNN IBN, you will still find the words of war between Indian and Pakistan officials over 26/11. Gawd! It’s got so boring out there. Next channel please!!! 🙂

    • hitchwriter says:

      I dont generally watch news… thanks to that i dont post much about current affairs… just one day i watched news …. and lo … there was a post… lol… I m better off it… 😛 😛

  26. Govind says:

    Hitchy! I am new here,though I have seen your ‘stamp’ in other blogs. I did want to hop here earlier but it was not to be. Guess todays my lucky day ;).Will be a regular henceforth. 🙂

    • hitchwriter says:

      Oye… look who is here… I was going to mail you today… that Smi since you are on a

      10 day vacation.. I wont post till you comment on this post… !!!!

      and there…

      now do I have to post ????

  27. Crafty Shines says:


    chaar dinonko… blogging ho rabbaa…
    phir… lambiiii judaaai!!!!!

    WAIL!!!!! tu bhi busy partner, main bhi busy!!!

    che che!!!


    coz crafty misses hobbes 😦

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