Monday, November 19, 2012

The one with Venkatraghavan

It is well know that I have a policy to not hobnob and respond to celebrities who try to unnecessarily socialize with me in functions and events. I applied the strict policy to cricketer Venkatraghavan when we met in a Nischyadartham recently. I knew he had great respect for me and wanted to talk to me. But as we sat next to each other chewing copious quantities of beetel nut/leaves, we only chose to nod  at each other as a non-verbal way of showing our mutual admiration for each other. 

As a courtesy, I did not mention the word Otis Gibson to him. I am quite congenial that way.

31 comments:

mim said...

lol!

otis rings no bell,

tried to google -- some cric bloke.

thank you for verbalising even MY take on celebrities...

there was this time when i met ilayaraaja,
and after that i met someone who wanted to breathe the same air as i did

VGB said...

Was he able to hear when you mentioned Otis Gibson? ... LOL

-Ganesh

P.S: Next time I meet Otis I will mention Venkat to him..

Alan Smithee said...

I will tell you something for real... I once met Charuhasan in a Madurai-Madras train. He was coming from Kodaikanal and traveling for a funeral - not sure if it was GV or his own brother. I moved up the wait list and got an A/C seat. The TTR was telling Charu to talk to me if he wanted to travel in A/C. He pleaded to me "sir... old man sir". Of course I gave him my seat.

May be one day I will narrate this to Suhasini and get a role in her talk show. Hawkeye, you can join too. I know you and Suhasini have nothing but mutual respectu :)

Anonymous New Yorker said...

These functions aren't anything like a fundraising gala nor are the "HEARST, TRUMP or ROCKEFELLER heiresses" longing to socialize with you. And what makes you famous(as much as/than the former cricketer)? I don't see a need to brag about this.

Remember, when you and your "attack buddies" called me a peela? You should've looked into yourself. And you guys can hit me back, as you did before about my successful career/lifestyle, when you hit the "1/2 a mil p.a." mark. Most of your comparisons don't make any sense. Other than the meaningful posts on American politics, most of your (other)posts aren't of any useful quality in the slightest sense.

So what's this post about? The symmetry of non-comparative entities without any regard for relativity? Jaja qué extraño, eres gracioso. Remember that even the Rolex/Jaeger-le-Coultre types are "below poverty line" in the eyes of an Audemars-Piguet collector.

R said...

This "anonymous New Yorker" is a comedy piece. sama loose-u

MR said...

ROTFL!

Wish you meet Suhasini somewhere. What fun that would be. But wonder what are all the things you would avoid saying to her :)

I am a long time reader and an occasional commenter - orey oru request ...please write such posts often to bring our anony NY guy out more often . Vadhyar is a riot ! Anony NY..plesae spare us of your background details ...adhellam engalukku theriyum. Indha vaatti vera edhavadhu pudhusa sollunga....

Anonymous New Yorker said...

Reply to R and MR -

Comedy piece? I didn't know such quality would make me a Hedge Fund management associate with the best banking corporation at just 30 years of age. You stay in line while posting your comments and i promise not to talk about your failed careers(engineering/programming/tech marketing) or your fake traditionalism gone invariably pathetic.

I was taken aback by this line - "as we sat next to each other chewing copious quantities of beetel nut/leaves, we only chose to nod at each other as a non-verbal way of showing our mutual admiration". LOLROF!! Wtf?? Now, who's this "commodity in demand"??

R and MR - I feel a lot better by hitting back at sleazebags(the two of you), than chickening out. I was really tired of your types(Indian/Pakistan-born desis) from my former Queens neighborhood who mocked me for my attitude behind my back, though i'm an Indian-born desi immigrant myself. I still remember a jealous Paki shithead who couldn't even satisfy his ugly g.f with a counterfeited "hermes birkin". Oh you can find a lot of them wannabes in this city. I wonder what's about being traditional that makes them such contemptible jerks, just like you two.

But now I have some really good "U.S. born Indian/Pakistani-American, Ashkenazi and other mainstream American" friends in my new "Upper East Side" neighborhood who would listen to what i have to say. Coz all they care about is my achievement, and not my "way of thinking and expressing" - which even a few of my colleagues are uncomfortable with. I don't give a flying fladoodle. Truth is "their lives are the biggest pile of turd".

Anonymous New Yorker said...

By the way that was half a mil(1/2 million or $500,000) p.a., NOT 1 to 2, in case you misread it.

MMR said...

Anonymous new yorker sounds like the vain brother in the vainest most pretentious born-to-different-parents-but-brother-sister set in the Tamil Twitter world and probably as unemployable as both.

VGB said...

ANY,

Even Raj Rajaratnam was a hedge funde manager and he was a Wharton Alumni. Just saying.. LOL

MR said...

Anony NY,

Why is a "Hedge Fund management associate with the best banking corporation at just 30 years of age" trolling some random blog every minute while other people with real lives are going on about their jobs is a question that comes to mind. But its rhetorical - so please dont answer.

With your vast body of knowledge and a matching vocabulary in multiple languages I am sure you understand what this means :

""Dime lo que presumir y te diré lo que te falta"

Seek help, dude. Early intervention is proven to be highly effective in cases such as yours. good luck !

Anonymous New Yorker said...

Responding to MMR -

Tamil twitter world??? Yet another conservative southie hailing from the godless world of Dravidistan who can't appreciate others' flamboyancy. I'm a tambrahm brought up in Noida, but my tamil is a lil palsy-walsy. I'm rather fluent in English, Hindi, Spanish and Swiss-German. And i'm not even moved, loser. Nice try though. Apparently you're wrong. I'm an "only child" & i've never had a twitter account. Closed FB years ago.

VGB, i graduated from IIM-A,India, in the year 2007 with a "PGP in finance" (technically a diploma, nevertheless worth more than the regular MBA degrees offered at the other Indian B-Schools). Worked at UBS-Zurich-Switzerland for almost 3 years, and currently with J.P.Morgan Chase-NY as a hedge fund associate(AGM).

MR, i'm so good hitting back at attack dogs like you, which is much better than seeing a psychiatrist, which i never have(as there was no need for it) and never will. Troll, is it? Take a good look at my comments under Hawkeye's posts on American politics. I was one among the very few to voice my fullest support in favor his political views, while most of you guys were singing "the Jigga's praises". As Hawkeye mentioned in one of his other posts, are you one of those "if you're not with me you're against me" types? Pity. I focus on the contents of this blog, and not the people who comment, and i'm rather a dispassionate judge, unlike most of you who are either chain supporters or opposers/offenders, regardless.

Currently i don't have a user-account in any of the social networking sites, and don't mind posting my valuable comments while i can, with an unlimited internet access, both at my office and home. I don't remember posting more than 9 comments over the past 5 months, and my first activity here was not more than 5 months ago. The frequency is no more than that of an occasional viewer. Try to find a legitimate reason to put me down, than fake theories and false accusations. It all started when someone tried to hit me during a "tradition related discussion" sometime back. It's my nature to hit them back. But my response is 100x intense, and if that's so unbearable i can't really help it. Cheers.

VGB said...

ANY,

What is your point boss? Don't they teach satire in IIM-A or are you just pretending to be a dumbass??? This particular blog entry of Hawk is a satirist and a humorous attempt when meeting celebrities.. You need to drink a few more saraya bottles to relax.. Regards anyway

Hawk Eye said...

anonymous newyorker,

good technic. and nice try. but the blog world is old and many people have already tried what you are doing here. why waste time.

Anonymous New Yorker said...

"Hawkeyeview" a.k.a "R" a.k.a "MR" a.k.a "MMR" a.k.a "Wait a Nimit", I'm sure you still have no reply to my comments(64th) on "cattle feed in the U.S./lacto-veganism" and your purported tradionalism, under the "Shri jayanti" post.

You know what, you're much like Arianna Huffington of the Huffington Post. But I guess you think of your blog as a rather gross/bloated entity, hence you find it hard to believe why a person of my caliber would care to post comments here. I suppose i almost gave away my identity in my previous comment. But you've sadly mistaken. And i'm sorry to break it to you, but that was your own reflection. Maybe you should see a shrink after all.

Hawk Eye said...

Anon New Yorker,

i am not accusing you of being a troll. there are only two options that I have about you here.

option 1: If you really mean what you say here in these comments (which is hard to believe - and I can see other commenters sharing my incredulousness - that anyone can really be that dumb), you are an idiot. there are many, and you are just one of them. case closed. (but I will have some soft corner for you because you remind of the Charles Emerson Winchester character in MASH. He was a pompous twit but likeable one at that.)

option 2: you are pretending to be an idiot and putting on this caricatured image of being high society pompous wall street twit to attract attention. In that case, you are just redundant. This trick has been tried before.



Anonymous said...

daai Anonymous New Yorker..
vaaiyaium adhaiyum mooditu poda..

-- innoru Anonymous New York hedge fund management 30 yearsla neriya kilichita adhi bayangara budhisali..

Venkat Hari said...

Hawkeye, Charles Emerson Winchester wasn't anything like the anon dude..As a fellow MASH fanboy, I take umbrage on that mapping..

Anonymous said...

This Anonymous New Yorker is a dream. Earning $0.5m in NYC and being proud of it? What are you doing, renting half a room in the upper east side? Associate at JPM at 30? Are you retarded? At 30, we had our own hedge funds to blow up.

Earlier this year, we guys blew up your Chief Investment Office. Didnt you idiots know that your trading in the CDX IG9 will show up on DTCC? Pack of morons.

Youngest_Billionaire said...

It took you that long to make hay at JP Morgan and have a echa fund? What are you, demented? At 15 we had our own pocket money allowance to blow up on pan parag, cigarette, chilli beef and beer. On top of that we used to take money from father's shirt pocket whenever he was a little engrossed in the news. When mother asked us to get vegetables, toor dal or Dhara sunflower refined oil, we amukkified the change and saved it for extra pan parags. We went to the ration kadai, got sakkarai and told our parents sakkarai was over, sold it to annachi kadai for a profit. Commodities trading even in andha kaalam. Romba thaamadham neenga ellam.

Anonymous said...

Michael Clayton had a $8000 house. So did Spitzer's hooker. You cannot be proud of renting in NYC, unless it is a rent controlled apartment. That, or you have your own penthouse on 15 Central Park West. If you had to rent something, you might as well have chosen 8 Spruce St.

Madonna's house is for sale - mortgage is just $100k a year. If you can put up the $5m down payment.

So, what are you expecting? Dimon becomes treasury secretary? It is more likely that he is forced to cut all prop trading or move it to Highbridge or whatever. You can become a bean counter, or better still join the prime brokerage and service people like us. For all I know, that is where you will end up.

Hawk Eye said...

this comments section is the kilpaukkam of washed out investment bankers

Concerned said...

Anon NYer,

You have already given enough biographical information in the comments for anyone to draft a Craigslist personal column in your name.

One can mention IIMA, UBS, JPM, hedge fund management associate, Upper East Side, rent and a ask for some kinky stuff. Dealbreaker and Business Insider will pick it up quickly and you will lose your job before the next bonus. Goodbye to the flat and the MB S63 AMG. Even the H1B will be in danger.

Is this what you really want? Or do you want someone in JPM with this profile fired?

hari said...

What is the Otis Gibson story? Curious about it, since I cannot find any references in google.

VGB said...

Hari,

1996 World Cup Semis. WI was cruising toward a win against Aus.. WI were 3/178 requiring 30 runs to win, When Venkat gave Otis out caught behind, No one heard the nick except him. 5 runs later Adams was given LBW when it was going down the leg.. In effect he screwed up WI that night..

Anonymous said...

Ottis Gibson. Otis Gibson is probably some betel nut chewing elevator operator in your friends' circle (not beetel nut - beetel is bharti telecom's phone manufacturing company).

You also spelt Venkataraghavan wrong. You missed an a.

Anonymous said...

Ha,

After a long time, the comments section of your post was as good or dare I say, better than your original post.

This is what I love about your posts. The ability to stir up things... Pity the anon NY fellow said he will not respond any more...

He was the most entertaining of the lot.

Chenthil said...

I have to say, anon NY is a nice troll attempt. Bringing in Pakis into this unrelated post was good. But as you say Hawkeye, he still has to learn.

Especially "unlimited internet access, both at my office and home" - that is a dead give away. I did my B.E. in a self financing college, did part time MBA in an arts college, work as a fleet operator in an out of the way town in the badlands of south Tamil Nadu, and I have unlimited internet access both at office and home.

hari said...

VGB, thanks for the information. :-)

Hawk Eye said...

chen,

I would probably rate avataram as the #1 commentor in desi blog world. next maybe sambasiva bhagavathar (who I wish commented more often).

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