Hari Shanker R

Hari Shanker R

A Happiness Engineer at Automattic.

Tagged, again!

Tags, tags and more tags; whew! Tagging seems to be the flavor of the month! ๐Ÿ˜› So here’s the latest one. This one’s from Abhi Chettan, who used to be my senior at college and is one of my BEST friends. All I have to do is to list 8 items about various topics. Here I go!


8 things I’m passionate about:

1) Family: True, I hate the control they have on my life & actions and I positively feel low when they put up savagely-inaccurate accusations against me. But in the end, I’m what I am because they all are, to quote the Ubuntu philosophy. Dad & Mom, if you ever read this, you matter the MOST to me in my life. Thanks for being there!
2) Friends: I’m proud to have some of the best human beings in God’s own green Earth as my friends (and that includes the guy who tagged me, who’s right there at the top of the list). I’d lay down my life in their service and I’m sure at least some of them (if not all) reciprocate the affection I have for them. Thanks a bunch, guys!
3) Blogging: My current GTalk status message reads: “I think, therefore I blog”. It’s not exaggeration. Blogging IS my life, it’s the only activity in my life that I practice with religous zeal and dedication. I enjoy the bliss of seeing the first comment in my post, and savour the manic satisfaction I get at having shouted out my thoughts online. Posts like this have lifted me up from banal lows and put me back in action. I intend to be a professional blogger, someday!
4) Photography: Another activity I enjoy the most. I inherited the interest in photography from dad. Today, hours of rigorous practice and Gigabytes of Photographs later, I can safely say that I’m a kinda-averagely-talented photographer. Many of my photos have won accolades in competitions, and Photography actually gave me my first salary! Do visit my flickr account to catch a glimpse of a few of my pics.
5) Music: Someone said, “Music is the food for Love”. For me, it’s the food for life. Can’t imagine a day without music. My 30 GB music collection (pirated, yes! So sue me! :P) is one of the few things I love to boast of. I listen to them all! From hard-rock, heavy-metal to soothing Carnatic and Hindustani melodies and Ghazals.
6) Books: Compulsive reader here. I devour books the way someone who hasn’t seen food for years gobbles stuff up! Fiction, non fiction, anything… If it’s engrossing and matches my tastes (which are pretty-flexible) I don’t rest until I’m done with it.
7) MBA: Tough point here, but MBA’s again my passion. I’ve been dreaming about joining the IIMs ever since that quick conversation with a successful IIMite senior from Loyola. Not that I’m really working hard the way I should to get into a premier MBA institute. Slacker that I am, I need time. But still I’m doing my best!
8) Tech-stuff: Mobiles, Cameras, PCs, Laptops, iPods… you name it! Anything remotely related to those four magic letters: T-E-C-H turns me on!


Eight things I want to do before I die

1) Be my own boss and start my own company someday.
2) Make my company top Fortune 500, and be a billionaire.
3) Try and make the world and the universe my playground like Mr Dennis Tito.
4) To save the world from an impending disaster and be the real action hero! (with due apologies to Hari)
Too far-fetched, eh? Guess I’ll move on to more realistic dreams.
5) Own the top-end SLR Camera and click photos to my hearts content!
6) Write a book someday.
7) To be able to put my best foot forward in whatever I do and succeed.
8) Marry the woman of my dreams and live happily ever after! (This is what I REALLY want! Seriously!)

Eight things I say often

1) Oh fish!

2) What the fish?!
(Both of ’em used to be something else… Censored it la’ OSO after a rather, erm, ‘bitter’ experience!!)
3) เดฆเตˆเดตเดฎเต‡! (OMG!)
4) เด•เดฒเดฟเดชเตเดชเต! (Awesome!)
5) Crap!
6) Dooood…..
7) Oho!
8) เดคเดจเตเดจเต†?! (Really?!)

Eight books I’ve read recently

1) A Thousand Splendid Suns
2) The Three Mistakes of my life
3) How Opal Mehta got kissed, got wild and got a life
4) The God of Small things
5) Power Shift
6) The Argumentative Indian
7) The Godfather
8) Next

Eight songs I would listen to over and over

1) Souparnikamritha (Kizhakkunarum Pakshi)
2) Pramadavnam (His Highness Abdulla)
3) Harimuraliravam (Aaram Thampuran)
4) Krishna Nee Bhegane (Carnatic Keerthanam)
5) Numb (Linkin Park)
6) Tum Se Hi (Jab We Met) <- Current favourite. Might change.
7) Navras (The Matrix Revolutions OST)
8) Ae Ajnabi (Dil Se)

Eight things that attracts me to my best friends

1) That I’d give my life for them, if need be ( I mean this)
2) I’ll be able to solve all their problems related to computers!
3) I believe in the virtues of peace rather than head on confrontation.
4) That I can listen intently and assimilate whatever crap they say for hours on end.
5) That I try my best to be myself without any facade whatsoever.
6) I’m honest to the core.
7) I do my best to keep in touch with friends; even long lost ones.
8) I demand less and give more in the friendship!

Eight people I’m Tagging:

1) Anup
2) Akhil
3) G-Man
4) Krishna Chandran
5) Krishnadev
6) Prashant
7) Sindhya Chechi
8) Vishnu

15 Comments

  1. ~==[[[ Abhi ]]]==~

    Good take @ th tag. I liked ur wishes. Esp th last one. Thought u’ll write th last wish first. Also looking forward to ur company. Make sure u take in good partners, one’s who won’t throw u out. :). I thought u’ll be in th trillionaire list by the time u’ll start ur firm n take it to the fortune list. All the very best with ur pursuits man. Godspeed

  2. Hari Shanker

    It used to top my list until sometime back. But after the break up; well, I’m kinda skeptical about possible relationships.

    Btw, wanna be my business partner? ๐Ÿ™‚ We’ll make a good team! ๐Ÿ˜€

  3. KC

    i really don’t get the point of this tagging business… now i’ve to sit and think for hours and come up with stuff… bully for you:)

  4. g-man

    whee, i did the tag! rahul tagged me as well ๐Ÿ™‚

    yea even i wanna do my mba. think i’ll have to work for a coupla years before that tho. sem lag and shit!

    ^5 at your eight things to do before you die ๐Ÿ™‚

    good one man…

  5. kochuthresiamma p j

    my my! is there anything under the sun that u dont want?:-)
    u really really r a dreamer.
    nevertheless dream away- today achievers r primarily dreamers.
    coincidence-the i too just finished reading 1000 splendid su ns. your take on it?

  6. Hari Shanker

    @ the smokin wdm
    Awesome pics! NIce framing too! ๐Ÿ™‚ You have a keen eye on composition; I must admit! Keep ’em coming!

    @ kc
    Thinking up stuff ain’t that hard… Just rack your brain a bit and you’ll hit on something… Who knows, you might even find an aim in life in the process, God forbid! ๐Ÿ˜€

    @ g-man
    Read yours. Awesome! ๐Ÿ˜€

    @ the smokin’ wdm: again
    This one’s a tad tough. I’m goanna need time. ๐Ÿ˜€

    @ kochuthresiamma p j
    Wants are the sole basis of human life. Economics texts say that wants propel consumption and hence entire human civilizations and economies owe their allegiance to random human wants! What’s wrong with wanting and dreaming? ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜›

    1000 Splendid Suns:
    Loved it! It’s my first Hosseini, and I must admit I’m a fan. Read it in a single stretch. Loved the simple but profound language and the profound descriptions! Felt really sad for Afganistan at the end of it. Dying to lay my hands on ‘The Kite Runer’ now!

  7. @nuP

    Among all your passions, I adore your photographic skills! its marvellous ‘doood’!!! btw you should have mentioned the ‘Bingo’ yell too.!!!

    And thanx for tagging me pal.

  8. Hari Shanker

    @ anup:
    Thanks! And, I just use ‘Bingo!’ when I’m talking to you. ๐Ÿ˜›

  9. Hari Vishnu

    hehe nice stuff.. esp the wishlist.. i think thats wats most interestin in this tag always.. even in mine..

    no probs with the hero-saving-the-world wish.. Dreamers and Haris always think alike :-)..

  10. Hari Shanker

    @ hari vishnu
    ๐Ÿ™‚

    You’re right about the “Hari” = dreamer thingy! ๐Ÿ˜›

    And thanks! ๐Ÿ˜€

  11. jeffery jefferson

    Hey i have wondered how much you would bill to set your blog theme up on my blog for me, because i really like the look of your web site but i do not know how to do such a good theme.

    1. hari

      Jeffrey,

      Thanks for the compliment, and I'd love to set up a good blog theme for you! ๐Ÿ™‚

      As for the billing part, my rates are flexible, and I'm sure we can strike a deal! I say, 'flexible', because I've to understand your needs and proceed accordingly.

      Why don't we talk about this? Do drop me a mail at:

      hari AT harishanker DOT net ๐Ÿ™‚

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