7 Things You Need Not Know About Me

Rupa tagged me about 3 months ago to write abt 7 things you needn’t know about me.

  1. I just write about the issues. But it is my sister, who works by choice, in a reputed NGO as a counsellor. She is the real do-gooder.
  2. I am not a morning person. I hate to get up in mornings. I love to sleep late, but waking up whole night is taking my nocturnal body’s resilience too far.
  3. a_mighty_heart

  4. I am a voracious reader. I carry a book everywhere I go. Last year I read 53 books. (I maintain a reading list because I forget.) This year, I am reading my 9th book: A Mighty Heart, The story of American Jew journalist Daniel Pearl’s kidnapping
  5. I love to call and address people I like with dozen and more names. I have coined pochu, puchu, puchki for my sister and also edited her name Dolly to Dullu, Dulla, and what not. So much that now everyone says “Dullu ko bula do (Call, Dullu).”  Obviously, my sister hates me for this.  (Yeah, she returns the favour, I won’t tell you what she calls me.) 😀
  6. I have done parasailing, cliff jumping, rappling and rafting. Snorkelling is next. I long to jump from an aeroplane. They do it in Australia and Thailand. No, I don’t even want to know if it happens in India. I will do this in a foreign locale.
  7. I have a naturally high pitch while I talk. So if I am excited, my voice pitch goes several decibels higher. People either get offended or intimidated. Sometimes, it’s a trouble to handle.
  8. I started creating a bucket list last year: a list of 100 things to do before I die. But I could put only 45 things yet. 😦 I wonder when I will complete my Life’s To-Do list.

You can find more about me in these posts:

8 Random Facts About Me

I, Me, and Poonam

P.S: People, please note, I will take up your pending tags soon. I would be grateful if you remind me again.

Edited to add: New header designed by Sandip Haldar, including the last one with dartboard. 🙂

42 Responses to “7 Things You Need Not Know About Me”

  1. 1 Rupa March 10, 2009 at 12:54 pm

    hey great list… interesting read too.

    Thanks, Rupa. I saw your comment todat at MM awards, was very glad to see you there. 🙂

  2. 4 Anshul March 10, 2009 at 12:55 pm

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  3. 8 Sahaja March 10, 2009 at 2:06 pm

    haha great list~ 🙂

  4. 9 Chirag Chamoli March 10, 2009 at 3:10 pm

    7 things nice, your sister is in a NGO, dude, which one? You can of-course mail me that.

    Ha ha so being a nocturnal is great 🙂 you have more time.

    I beat you to this one “A Mighty Heart” I have read and seen this. Ha ha

    @parasailing, cliff jumping, rappling, rafting, Snorkelling : You are a adrenaline junkie !!! I guess Darr ke age hi jeet hai?

    I did talk you so, no comments on the pitch 🙂

    Good luck with the Life’s To-Do list 😀

    @Anshul: Dude stop spamming 🙂

    Emailed you my responses! Darr ke aagey jeet hai…quite a catchy slogan that one… 🙂 And Chirag, wary though I am to say it, but you can fearlessly talk about my umm…pitch? I won’t mind. 😀

  5. 10 Reema March 10, 2009 at 3:36 pm

    I dont wanna comment in BOLD. Check HTML. 🙂
    Kudos to u for doing all those adventurous things. I m scared of heights and falling into water as I dont know swimming.
    As for the names, thats a typical habit of elder sisters. Mine is also like that and I have all sorts of nicknames.

    I don’t know which HTML is awry, I couldn’t find. 😦
    Arre, I am scared of so many things, I am biggest coward arounfd, trust me. I just push myself and I don’t know swimming either. I plan to learn to swim this summer though. Go girl, indulge in swimming if it makes you feel better.

  6. 11 Vee March 10, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    Bahadur Bachhi. Shaabaash.

  7. 12 Indyeah March 10, 2009 at 4:06 pm

    hmm…got here as quickly as I could…:)

    and since the conversations did tell me a lot as also that really fun day:)dosas and all:)I will say,didnt know no 4 and 7..:D
    and really dullu?:D
    I hope she takes a revenge worth taking:D
    ahem at books..yeah i have been a witness twice the only two times we have met..:)
    and the high pitch??/kab hoti hai?haigh pitch?
    there is no high pitch!:P

    will give you a ring bout future plans:)

    you will complete the bucket list I have full faith Poonam..I am in awe of a few things that I got to know:))
    ((hugs))my friend
    love ya:)

    First..I hug you back..Its fun to be with ya that day..look forward to more 🙂 Oh, trust my sister to take revnge, she doesnt mind me calling her anything, but is upset when I call her in front of others out of habit..arre how could you miss my high pitch! Not even when I shreiked at that ass**** in chandni chowk? Ok, when I see you next I will share my bucket list and may be you could suggest somthing that I would want to do but could not think of. 🙂

    • 13 Indyeah March 13, 2009 at 8:19 pm

      arre baba!soo sweet!(((hugs))muah! 😀
      looking forward to reading your bucket list 🙂
      and heh!heh! now that you remind me that pitch was high 😀
      but the situation was such 😀
      toh kya karti? 😛
      normally it isnt like that trust me 😉

      Cho Chweet, Abhi 🙂 Hope to see you soon.

  8. 14 Rupa March 10, 2009 at 4:17 pm

    @ Anshul I know. I forgot to logout 😦

  9. 16 oorja March 10, 2009 at 5:47 pm

    but these are the thing i needed to know..

    @1 – so that if i plan to work for an NGO i know whom to call.
    @2 – so that i can drop in any time at night.
    @3 – so that i can borrow after u finish.
    @4 – so that i too can call u punnu, poonooo or something like that.
    @5 – so that i can accompany next time u venture out on something like this.
    @6 – so that i keep the reciever far away from my ear when i call u. 😉
    @7 – so that i can help add in a few things. 🙂

    Lol…you are welcome for everything except for 4, pls dnt spoil my name, and I dnt speak that loud that you will have to keep phone receiver away.. 🙂

  10. 18 Nimmy March 10, 2009 at 6:04 pm

    🙂 nice knowing you Poonam..

    Even I hate getting up early-early means any time before 10 am..

    Kudos to your Sister,but then again,you too are the do-gooder since it is a different audience here ..

    You do all that sort of fun..wow,i am impressed..sorry,not my cuppa tea 🙂

    Even i have a keee keeeee sound ..My friends tease me even now,i wonder why they don’t get bored even after saying the same thing for years in a row… **sigh***

    hehe..I am laughing at the last thing you wrote about that kee-kee sound…I dnt have kee kee sound..but yeah, I am loud. 🙂 and yes, even for me, anytime before 10 is early, but I have to get up early everyday 😦 Paapi pet ka sawaal hai

  11. 19 Nita March 10, 2009 at 7:16 pm

    Good to know more about you. The reading bit I had guessed but didn’t know the other stuff.

    Nita, I am glad you liked it. 🙂

  12. 20 ahmad raza March 10, 2009 at 9:59 pm

    if there is one word in which i can describe this post then it wud be “nonsense”…sounds like a yash raj movie!!and such feedback!!wow!!

    I will take that as a compliment for yash raj, until recently, have had biggest turnouts all over 😛

  13. 21 Solilo March 10, 2009 at 10:39 pm

    I am wondering at the similarities.

    2. Finally I find someone who is like me. I even have a draft on it.

    4. Ha..ha.. this you told me when I wrote that I call my brother Puchu. I use a lot of names for my dear ones too.

    5. Me too. Bunjee jumping one day if I get the courage.

    6. Same here. 😀

    I would have added the reading bit too but these days I don’t get that much time. So not a voracious reader any more.

    Solilo, hugs to you, another kindred soul. Publish your draft. Yeah, I remmeber I told you about pochu, puchu, I also call her puchkili, I know means nothing 😀 As for starting your reading is easy, pick a gud book, and read it between chores or whenever you have time. Soo you will pick up.

  14. 22 vimal March 11, 2009 at 3:11 am

    Whaaaat a tag ! 7 things you need not know and now we all know !!!

    1. So when is ur sis gonna start blogging 😀

    2. I go to sleep in the mornings 😉

    3. Pass 😉

    4. ewwwww!! you are one of those, arent you ??

    5. All these are in my to-do list. Just dont know when I am going to.

    6. Hmmm, I really have to check this out 😀

    7. You have mentioned this so many times, shouldnt be appearing in this list ! 😀

    Well, you are right, I told my sister she will ahve to start her own blog to have her say. I don’t have to find any cotraction of your name, you already have made vimu for yourself. 🙂 I never said I have incomplete bucket list, just I mention that on and off. Half of the people dont know that about me, nor my siter. 🙂

  15. 23 Vee March 11, 2009 at 3:42 am

    Bte, what names u have given to me… ???

    Say my hi to Dullu.. Oye Dullu! Dullu Oye. Hi Oye!

    I call people I like with lot of names..and I havn’t yet made up my mind about you 😉 But nevertheless I do have several names for you: Mr. Spolier (for the ‘spoiler-free’ reviews you write 😛 ), Mr. Wokay (for the stream of wokays in your texts and chats), ghantewallah (for your takiakalam ghanta..)..I guess there are enough for awhile.

  16. 24 amreekandesi March 11, 2009 at 7:09 am

    Very interesting. You have a very multi faceted personality.

    I remember you mentioning the 53 books feat in an earlier post. I find it amazing, and feel rather jealous. I have a couple of Shashi Tharoors that i want to read but cant find the time to do that 😦

    Haha..I bragged about it..seems I am blowing my trumpet a lot lol….Don’t be jealour, I read while I travel to and fro work..and I travel a lot. You wouldn’ want that. One of the books that I liked from my 2008 reading was Shashi Tharoor’s Riots. It was good, I hope to read his The Great Indian Novel. Do you have that one?

  17. 25 whatsinaname March 11, 2009 at 11:18 am

    wow very interesting list there 🙂 You have made it to my envy list with 53 books and cliff jumping and parasailing 🙂 Even i want to jump out of an airplane some day !
    About the high pitch, you must be good in singing then. Isnt it? Lets hear ya 🙂

    Glad you love it too. I hope you soon get an opportunity to jump from the airplane. Nahi yaar, me not too good in singing either. I have a loud voice, naturally loud. 🙂

  18. 26 Manoj March 11, 2009 at 11:58 am

    the last one was funny :)And how do you get time to read countless number of books!!!?? 😀

    Well, last one is actually a sore point for me. I travel for about 4 hours everyday, to and fro work, I read while I travel. That’s how. 🙂

  19. 27 sakhi March 12, 2009 at 12:17 pm

    @ OOrja

    LOL 😆 cool comment! 🙂

    @ Poonam

    it was nice to know more about you but would have loved to know what your sis calls you! 😛 😛

    Yes, oorja’s comment was cool. And my sister will have to open her own blog to reveal that..not a word will pass my lips 😛

  20. 28 praneshachar March 12, 2009 at 2:45 pm

    so I can call you Jahnsi ki Rani or veerarani kitturu chennamma ( a brave queen chennamma who fought aganist british from karnataka)
    bhadaur bachhi optly said u r more than that.
    all Q in tag nicely replied and great great replies. yah I too want to know which NGO your beloved sis is working
    your answer to Q 6 as below equally same in my case

    I have a naturally high pitch while I talk. So if I am excited, my voice pitch goes several decibels higher. People either get offended or intimidated. Sometimes, it’s a trouble to handle.

    I am opposite of you in respect of Q 2 your expeditions and adventures are super so you are a superwoman for me
    I love to read and definitely can’t match you, I love to call and talk to people not address with multiple names. i have not ventured for list to to dos

    nice to be here and read have a great day Poonam
    This reading made my day very fresh and fit


    Jhansi ki rani..lol..No, I am not at all a superwoman or brave. I am very coward, but I just push myself to go. It was nice knowing baout you in this comment. Thanks Praneshachar, for being here. 🙂

    • 29 praneshachar March 13, 2009 at 2:17 pm

      once u push yourself to go u r not coward. I have not doubts u r brave ur adventures in pushing ur self.
      If some one can do all this as indicated in slno.5 how she can not be brave

      “I have done parasailing, cliff jumping, rappling and rafting. Snorkelling is next. I long to jump from an aeroplane. They do it in Australia and Thailand. No, I don’t even want to know if it happens in India. I will do this in a foreign locale.”

      ur good ur brave ur comassionate ur……………. what not?


      Thanks, Praneshachar, you are always kind. 🙂

  21. 30 Quirky Indian March 12, 2009 at 3:10 pm

    45 out of 100 in a year is quite good. You have many years more to go. Chill. 🙂

    Quirky Indian

    But that kinda shows I still dont know what I want out of my life yet. There were simple things learn driving, swimming, and so on out of those 45 things. These are simple to accomplish though.

  22. 31 sulz March 13, 2009 at 4:23 am

    i didn’t know you’re like me, bringing a book wherever i go! and interesting that you have a high-pitched voice, cos i imagined you to sound quite low-toned and serious. 😛 and oh my, you are very adventurous!

    Nope, I am not serious sorts at all. 🙂

  23. 32 Amit March 16, 2009 at 4:09 am

    You won’t believe me, but I have “A mighty Heart” (the movie) right now in my ipod. I was planning to see it tomorrow while traveling to office! 🙂
    Well, I don’t know about yours, but my to do list had – “Bake a cake” in it and I did that today! 🙂 It came out fine.
    And I am dying to do para-sailing!

    Well, I belive you, Amit 😉 Naah, baking a cake is not on my to-do list..but remind me to feed a cake baked by you when you are back. 😛 Hope you soon get an opportunity to parasail.

  24. 33 amreekandesi March 16, 2009 at 6:38 am

    I too read a lot of books earlier when i used to have a long train commute. I was pretty much going at the rate of a book a week!

    As it turns out ‘The Great Indian Novel’ is the book on my todo list that i am looking forward to starting!

    Then do read it and tell me how you find it. 🙂

  25. 34 dinu March 16, 2009 at 6:25 pm

    carrying a book whereever I go is something that I should start doing .. I dont know why, but I have a starting trouble ..

    Actually everyone has a starting trouble, but start carrying a booka round, you will soon find yourself reading. 🙂

  26. 35 praneshachar March 17, 2009 at 5:58 am

    poonam I am certainly not kind you must people with whom I work
    but I certainly make my things very open and dont hesitate in both praise and critical when needed. so what I mentioned is true to the core thats what I have learnt and understool from the post and interactions with you

    I respect you, praneshachar, like I would respect my father. I appreciate your sincerity and take every word ou say very seriously. Therefore, I cna never ever thank you enough! 🙂

  27. 37 Mahendra March 22, 2009 at 7:27 pm

    Your sister may be the do-gooder, but you certainly have a lot of ‘life’ in you. You seem to live life to the fullest!

    Thanks Mahendra for coming by here after a long while to say good things gud thing about me and making my day 😉

  28. 38 सुदर्शन July 20, 2009 at 1:38 pm

    Nice list!! I think I should make a things to do before I die list too….

    And you have left a tag open after last word (dartboard). Edit the post and remove it. 😉 and say thanks 😀

  29. 39 SG December 27, 2010 at 12:18 am

    Just stumbled upon this while searching for adventure sports…
    You must try sky diving…. its awesome…

    • 40 Poonam Sharma December 27, 2010 at 12:16 pm

      Really my page showed up on searching adventure sports? I saw your video – it’s exhilarating. Where was this?

    • 41 Sohil December 27, 2010 at 1:16 pm

      Yes it did. I have this habit of digging a little on adventure sports.
      Sky diving was nice, skipped a few beats the first few seconds. Did it a couple of years back in Houston.
      I have been wondering if there are any similar options available locally – looks like they do!

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