Monday, June 26, 2006

Oh these freaks!

I saw Shekar on MTV!
On Worldchart express, VJ Ramona was going round the premises of MTV offices and she was interviewing all the folks who work there. I knew she was bound to bump into Shekar eventually.
And how! He was wearing a bike helmet to work! Reason? - "Well, as you know, editing can be dangerous business".
(But actually, with Shekar, it's dangerous business for those around him!)
And Ramona's reaction? - "You can see, here at MTV we hire wierdos from different planets."

(Different planet reminds me of Gagan always calling Henal from Mars! I never really knew why.)
I never really knew what Shekar works as in MTV, and I'm sure they must have spent quite a lot of time figuring out what exactly it is that Shekar does there! Ultimately they just wrote - Shekar Pathak: Intern.

Weirdo indeed!

In SY, when Shekar came back from Delhi, he got with him a genuine Rs. 100 counterfeit note! It was a genuine counterfeit! Complete with a blotchy silver lining. The paper quality and no watermarks proved it being a fake.
Shekar probably never planned to use it. Although once, when he didn't have money for a sandwich here's what he did.
He orders the sandwich, eats it, and then asks me, "Dude, what do you call a utensil in Marathi?"
"A 'bartan'. Why?"
He then asks the sandwichwala (in his eloquent hindi): "Haan, kitna hua?"
Sandwichwala: "Dus"
Shekar: "Accha, paisa toh nahin hai... bartan kidhar hai?..."
Both the sandwichwalas looks wide-eyed at us and burst out laughing.
Then he bring out his fake 100 and says, "Khota paisa hai lekin!!"

I think later, Shekar's ma tore up that fake into two halves. She probably didn't trust him to not use it. I had the silver half for quite some time, and he had the other half.
I remember we once briefly planned to plant it in college somewhere and get someone in trouble. :D