And Yet One More

Bihar main ek kahawat hain, mard jab tak chita pe naheen baithta, use buddha naheen kahete.

-Old Is Gold (2007)

Figure 1: The birthday of the future (or so I wish)

The 5-bit counter overflows. I turn 32.

Maturity, responsibility and a sense of balance beckons.

I, however, refuse to listen.

[What I said at 31 and at 30]

Happy New Year everyone !

Figure 2: The birthdays of the past (or so I remember)

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63 thoughts on “And Yet One More

  1. Yep..Happy New Yr. thats ur bacchabelaar photo…nice. One nice chocolate fudge cake u got…mmmm.

  2. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! MANY MANY HAPPY RETURNS OF THE DAY!!
    MA, BABA

  3. The we see a Panda bear riding a Cheetah (A chinese endagered riding a African endangered…can happen only in a zoo in Bihar)..we will know that Arnab has achieved Nirvana (became a Buddha)

  4. Really, what’s the hurry in growing up anyways! Stay young, stay restless.

    Happy New Year and Happy New Year!!!

    S

  5. Arnabda –

    shubho janmodin!! May you write many millions of posts on assorted subjects – movies, mithunda,politics etc etc..

  6. May you continue to entertain us readers for many more decades! Happy Birthday to you.

  7. I Hope you are not sued for publicly smoking a cigarette in your future birthdays 😛
    Wonderful . really love your illustrated posts.

  8. Oh I am afraid thats not a cigarete. Beg your pardon.

  9. are you going to turn into
    a) an endangered species (as a server of humour)?
    b) bamboo eater?
    c) crown wearing royalty?
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY,( er, with ice-cream cake?)

  10. GB,
    Many happy returns of the day and happy new year..
    nice birthday pics you got there..your childhood smile (2nd pic) resembles the one in the adult pic

  11. Happy Birthday! Have a wonderful year.

  12. “Tired of lying in the sunshine staying home to watch the rain
    You are young and life is long and there is time to kill today
    And then one day you find ten years have got behind you
    No one told you when to run, you missed the starting gun

    And you run and you run to catch up with the sun, but it’s sinking
    Racing around to come up behind you again
    The sun is the same in a relative way, but you’re older
    Shorter of breath and one day closer to death”

    – Time. Pink Floyd.

    I like that panda photo. It is very psychedelic. Just like that brilliant movie, “No Smoking”, you decided to give the world your 1 Rupee (2 cents)via this blog. Your soul is better off by this act. And in turn this has helped plenty of others like me find mine.
    When the sixth bit overflows another 32 years later, write a post comparing the first 32 to the last 32. You can mature after that. Till then just rock on! Many many happy returns of the day GB.

  13. Many Happy Returns of the Day GB! Love your posts! Keep writing.

    And yes, a happy new year too!

  14. many happy returns of the day dada

  15. Many Many happy returns of day

  16. Nishanth Muralidhar December 30, 2007 — 11:56 am

    Hi Dada,

    Many man yhappy returns of the day. If i ever feel depressed , all i have to do is to read the article you wrote regarding Himesh Reshammiya’s Aap ka Surooor ….That cheers me up like anything. Keep writng articles such as those and have a great life ahead.

  17. GB,

    Wish you a rocking birthday!!

  18. As I have seen on a T-shirt: ” Grow Old, but never grow up!!”

    Very best wishes,

  19. the_girl_from_ipanema December 30, 2007 — 3:39 pm

    Shubho Jonmodin! It’s hilarious how in Figure 2 (b?) all are eying the cake except the birthday boy. 🙂

  20. Happy Birthday and Have a great new Year!!

  21. Happy Birthday Mate!!!!!!, Hoping the next 32 yrs are much better than the ones that preceded them….

  22. Aaee, hum tereko janmadin ka hardik shubecha wish karta hai . The very 80’s snaps with their old world filter and malnutritioned friends in the background brought back personal memories of birthday parties spent with friends and neighbors I no longer know.

  23. In case it isn’t apparent, that first line was said in Prabhujispeak.

  24. why were you using a five-bit counter in the first place? Did you imagine yourself to be Swami Vivekandanda? Happy Birthday!

  25. Happy Birthday and New Year GB. May your demented mind keep giving out random thoughts for eons to come

  26. Happy Birthday and New year 2008. Hope we see many more overflows.!

  27. Happy Birthday !

    Have a great day . Am a great fan of your blog , but never left a comment till now !

  28. Happy B’Day!!!!!! If Shahrukh Khan can start a national revoltion with his 6 packs at age 42, why cant you at 32? ( a 6 pack of beer , i meant in your case 🙂 )

  29. P.S—— unlilke Mr Khan, please do spare us the abdominal view post your 6-pack 🙂

  30. Happy Birthday Arnab.
    Do not worry about getting old. Believe me(a 38 year old), it gets better with time.

    Keep writing such stuff and you would always be young at heart.

    Happy New year too.

  31. When are you dieing ?

  32. GB, Happy B’day….

    and have you changed some settings… the pics have stopped opening on my office comp…

  33. Happy Birthday! Happy New Year!

  34. Belated happy birthday, May god give you 100 more years to live happily!!

  35. Belated birthday wishes.

    Wish you a happy new year.

  36. “5-bit counter overflows” Hehe! Happy B’day!

  37. Darun..

  38. Arnab da,

    Jonmodiner onek onek shubho kamona.

    Wish you a Very Happy Birthday today and always!!

    Hujur

  39. Wish you a very very happy birthday…

    will you be sending cakes to the commenter ?

    Enjoy !!

    Thanks,
    Tarzan

  40. Happy Birthday and Happy New Year !!!!!

    Hoping life gives you the best of everything !!

    Regards
    cd

  41. Gosh, how adorable are those two photos. Makes me want to rummage through my things back home and dig out all my old photos.

    Have a wonderful birthday and a great year ahead of you – and yes I remain an admiring reader. By the way, I may be wrong but you seem to have never done a full post on our beloved Baapi(or Bappi) da yet? I would have written one myself, but you do such a better job with these things.

  42. Best wishes!

  43. Happy birthday GB! celebrate!

  44. Many Many Happy Returns of the day !

  45. Arnab – I am a week older than you and therefore, will expect a little more respect in future.

  46. “But they, while their companions slept were toiling upwards, in the night” wrote Sir Walter Scott.

    What I most admire about you, Arnab, apart from your humor, is your energy. Keep going!

    Happy B’day and New Year

  47. keep going arnab da. have another great couple of years. a whole load of them.

  48. Happy Birthday to my one and only idol!!

  49. A bit late in wishing… but hope you have a wonderful year ahead. Keep the good stuff coming? 🙂

  50. Belated Happy Birthday GB!
    Have a glorious 2008!

  51. Wishes for a happy birth Day and also for a great, colorful, fun filled, love laden and safe year ahead!

  52. So sad..

  53. ..and very bad.

  54. Never heard such saying in Bihar…

  55. Doodho nahao, Pooto phalo etc. 🙂

  56. Thanks to everyone for their birthday wishes. Most appreciated.

    And for the commenter who wants to know when I will die, after you dear sir.

  57. happy birthday arnabDa 🙂 take care .. keep smiling and keep GB rocking as usual

  58. happy b’day and a very happy new year to you….

  59. hey happy birthday man also a happy new year to you and all your readers

  60. okay, I know I’m a bit late but regardless of that…hope you had a very, very, happy birthday. And Happy New Year, too !
    Eat lots of cake !

  61. very late to the party…. belated wishes. Have a great year ahead! This is quite funny I think all our kiddy birthday party pics look the same. …

  62. hey GB

    no point wishing you birthday or new year… both very stale now…
    but must compliment your desire to become a panda… i had always had a desire as a kid to have a pet panda but my parents kept telling me that they can become violent so they never got me one…
    after seeing your wish i’m almost hoping that some years later i’ll have a pet panda… wonderful… i’ll stay in touch…

    cheers

  63. Sameena Mohamed April 14, 2009 — 6:23 am

    If that really is your picture, then I must say u were a pretty goodlooking kid. What happened???????????

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