Wednesday, January 17, 2007

My first brush with acting

I never thought I was the right person to leave people in splits of laughter.

But then the new batch of SP Jain centre of Management, Singapore joined us early this year and we wanted to present them with something memorable on the Fresher's Party. So some of us decided to do a skit for them. The first day of rehearsal was horrible - what with all kinds of ideas coming from all corners of the room and the attempts at comedy looking pedestrian at best and pathetic at worst. My lack of confidence and experience in acting did not help me either. Thanks to my fallacy of acting not being my cup of tea, I nearly backed out mid-way through the rehearsals.

However, clouds parted, flowers bloomed, angels sang, and the divine intervened as I gleaned myself out of my self-imposed straightjacket. I then decided to hang on and enjoy myself through the experience. Thereafter, what I delivered surprised not only myself but the entire batch. Enjoy my new theatrical avatar of "Paresbhai Tikli" who is a student of SP TS (Shaan Patti Terrorist School).

Without further ado, here are the two links on google video that would show you the combined 20 mins skit.

A word of caution: This is a college skit and hence it will have its share of 'college-lingo.'



Sunday, January 14, 2007

Oxymorons that describe Mankind

Demonic mystic
Inconclusively decisive
Miserly generous
Religious atheist
Spiritually agnostic
Destructively creative
Satanic Deity
Divisively united
Seething calm
Silent din
Fundamentally baseless
Childish Adult
Veracious hypocrite
Pompously modest
Living dead