November 18, 2010
Drum Roooooolllllllllllllllll!!! Drum Rooooooooooooolllllllllllllllllllllllll!!!
Yes, people, I’m back! After hiatus of what, oh forget it, it’s been soooooooooooooo looooooooooonnnnnggggggggg that I’ve put quill to parchment, that makes me feel really nostalgic about this stuff!!! I know you guys missed me, and trust me, I missed you guys too!!! It’s just that life sometimes takes us by surprise and then through roller-coasters, and then you try to give your focused attention and concentration to the matters at hand. At times, you have to let go of stuff, always knowing that you’ll come back again, at an opportune time and moment. All right, I’m being too Kung-Fueeeeeeee (Kung Fu Panda), so I’ll cut it and say it – LOVE YOU GUYS!!!
And what better way to make a comeback – 25th anniversary of Calvin & Hobbes! The delight, the joy, of millions of readers out there – he’s simply irascible, unpredictable, and totally zany!!! Bill Watterson did a service to humanity, by putting our childhood in drawings – alright, not everyone’s childhood is as crazy as Calvin’s (mine was ) – and the sheer joy and unbridled laughter that he brings to us through the most famous ever boy and tiger combo is simply awesome! So no writings from me this Thursday – it’s Calvin & Hobbes time! And because you’ve been such a great audience, you shall receive Calvin & Hobbes strips here daily , till Bill Watterson sues me for copyright infringement and throws me in prison without internet access!!! Now ain’t that a come-back Bonanza!!! You are most welcome!!!
Note: This is not to take away the joy of reading Calvin & Hobbes and I do not support downloading images and reading of the net. I hope readers will enjoy reading about Calvin’s exploits and Hobbes’s wisdom, and would want to own them as books, just like I do
August 13, 2009
Hola, Hola, Hola… The Mexican Wave is here… And I ain’t talking about the football, man – it’s the SWINE FLU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I know, for viewers around the world, this might be stale news, especially in the West; but from where I come, it’s hotter than Jessica Alba running around in a bikini on Sunset Boulevard Though, I wouldn’t mind that in lieu of this Swine Flu. In the past few weeks, the whole of India has been in the grip of this vile, contagious disease. Imagine the horror! Only now had they escaped the torturous grip of Rakhi Sawant’s efforts to find a bride, oops, groom, and now they are subject to this. I tell you, we Indians suffer and put up with a lot.
To get to the crux of the news, apparently, some pigs have been flying from over Mexico and Latin America, spreading their droppings all over. The droppings are so fatal, that they have induced a billion to resemble the near and dear ones of Daaku Mangal Singh. Daaku Mangal Singh, for the uninitiated, was a dacoit/rapist/debaucher/terror device used in practically every Bollywood movie before Mr. India. Daaku Mangal Singh can rape children at night, pick up women in daylight and fondle the goats and cows as he’d please. I’m sorry – make it he could rape the women at night, fondle children in daylight, and pick up goats and cows as he’d please. Look at the terror! Even my fingers started trembling and typing garbage on their own! But with the advent of Mogambo, and nuclear bombs that could be turned on/off by a lever from a pick-up crane, and remote islands that have despots and practically no contact with the world, the death of Daaku Mangal Singh was imminent. But for us old-timers, he still remains our childhood fright. After all, who wants to be fondled in daylight???
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May 21, 2009
I know, I know… That no matter what I say, do or think, you still won’t be able to erase the feelings of betrayal, loneliness and dejection that I have brought about in my absence. I made love to you like a wild vagabond lover, and left you standing in the rain all alone, when you were in the throes of your passion. But that’s part of me being a vagabond. When I have to go on my quest for myself and the truth, and the truth in myself, and myself in the truth…
But now I’m back, and boy are we gonna have a swell time together!!! We’ll hit all the right spots, and I’ll make up to you for all the time I’ve been away… Promise… So like good love-making, I am not gonna hit the spot early on, but tease you and tempt you about the good things to come So this is a post for starters, signifying all the good things to come – Welcome to Season 2 of Ivan and His Shining Gun
August 15, 2008
Has anybody ever tried to find out how it feels to be born? Everyone knows how a mother feels when she gives birth to a child – joy, love, relief, pleasure with pain, the feeling of creation… but how does a baby feel? Does anyone know how it feels to be born? Does anyone know how the Earth must have felt when God created it? The Bible says that God was pleased with what he had created. So we know God’s feelings. But there come moments in life, when you may not exactly feel like being born, but it may come close to that. A feeling of gaining a new life, reliving the moment, the feeling of being born.
It comes in varied forms – when one scrapes through a fatal accident, or is saved from the clutches of a debilitating illness. A change in job, a change in project, marriage, a change in religion, a change in place, all of these moments come close to be being born. Because just like a child is displaced from it’s mother’s womb, so also we get placed in an unknown, and new situation. But then, why do we, unlike little children, not learn to adapt to the new and the unknown? Why do we fear what we fearlessly strode into as little children?
August 3, 2008
Hoooooooooowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww is everyone of my beauties????????????????????? Aaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrreeeeeeeeeeeeeeee yoooooooooooooooooooouuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaallllllllllllllllllllllllllllliiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiivvvvvvvvvvvveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee???????? Hooooooooooooowwwwwwwwwwwwwww does it feeeeeeeeeeeelllll to be aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaalllllllllllllllliiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiivvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee????
Thank you beautiful people! It’s been a great joy to perform back-to-back, no matter how grueling or mind-wrecking it is, because your love keeps bringing me back to you!!! And today, after many long days, we’ll discuss our favorite subject – SEX!!!
August 1, 2008
The Wacken Open Air Festival in Germany is on baby, and boy, does it rock!!! And it will, with Iron Maiden headlining the event!!! Since I don’t earn much to travel all the way to Germany and back, and though you’ve been generous with your love and admiration, it would look highly embarrassing to ask you for donations So well, while Maiden (Gods) rocks the pants off thousands in Germany, I thought I’ll try the same among a few hundreds here… And hence, this 2-part episode of Thursday Nights, the ivanblogs Open Air Festival!!! And to check out the real one, you can go here and have fun
June 27, 2008
Wasssssssssssssssssssssssuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuupppppppppppppp my maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaattteeeeeeeeeeeessssssssss!!!!!!!!!!!!
So hope you are checking out my new look everyday, coz now I’m not just restricted to Thursday Nights, but am almost available every night! It’s like having your favorite artist perform for you night after night after night, with something new every single night! I know, I know, don’t you love me for that Love you too, my babies
Love can be for so many things, though the common and rather famous ones are the ones for the opposite sexes. Though nowadays, love for the same sexes is also heating up. But love can take various forms – for mother, for father, for friends, for siblings, for gadgets, for movies, for bikes, for cars, for cities…
I’m in love with this city – Bombay. If you ever are in Bombay, or come to Bombay, do yourself a favour. Go to South Bombay. Which comprises Colaba, Napaen Sea Road, Malabar Hill, Marine Drive, Fort, Chowpatty, Bhulabhai Desai Road, Grant Road, Muhammad Ali Road… There is a different world, and I mean world in the truest sense of the word, to see in every nook and corner of this small but magnificently vast city.
June 24, 2008
Yeah right!!! Rub your eyes!!! Yes, its not a hoax! It’s the real thing!!! You are watching Thursday Night with Ivan Quadras, baby!!! Ivan’s back, and back with a Bong!!! I mean a bang!!! I wish I’d be back with a Bong, but well, you can’t have everything in life…
So wassup people??? How you been doing in my so-called absence from public spotlight??? I know, I know, you must be feeling so many emotions at one go… Joyous and elated to see me again, thrilled on hearing me speak, angry and letdown because I’ve been absent without informing you… I know, I know, that’s what happens in love… I know you all are in love with me… And thank you so very much for all your love…
You just cannot imagine the barrage of emails I received in these days that I was away. Some thought that I had deleted them from the mailing list (i don’t do it people, I love you all equally ), some thought that I might have run out of material, which they stated is impossible (so sweet), some even went to the extent of thinking I’m dead and sent an angry mail for not inviting them to the funeral!!! So here I am, back in flesh and blood, to rock your pants off your seat!!! So all of you may be wondering where I’ve been so long??? Not spreading my good humor and charm around to make the dull days exciting… Well, to tell you the truth, I had to fight for survival! Yes, me!!! No sooner did my Thursday Night start playing, BCCI, ala Ekta Kapoor, goes out and puts out a new show to kill the competition!!! And what do they put out – Indian Premier League!!!
June 20, 2008
Welcome to one more episode of Thursday Night with Ivan Quadras!!! (Waits for the applause to calm down) Thank you, thank you!!! Hope your week’s been good and fruitful, unlike mine… I was just waiting for this day coz I had nothing else to look forward to, seriously!!! Now that’s an all-time low, but well, we can’t have all the fun all the time, right??? These jobs in technology get boring after a while. When they show you how technology is changing, how it has changed today’s world, how it has made life easy, how staying in technology is one tough piece of work coz you need to be on your toes all the fucking time, I’d say bullshit!!! Look at me, do you think I can match the pace of technology???
Read in a newspaper article last week – a group of American teenage girls got together and ganged up one of their friends and beat her black and blue. Why??? So that they could post the video on YouTube!!! What!!! Yeah right!!! I’m not drunk, and I’ve read the report right. And for your info, the battered girl has a damaged eye, a damaged ear, head injuries and other injuries. All for a video.
Now before you start thinking that I’ve started wearing tight-constricted drawers, and started carrying placards of “We Are Decent Citizens”, let me assure you that I am as unholy, decadent, liberated, debaucherous & rebellious as most of you. Alright, alright, more than you. But what I’d like to point out is – Is technology moving faster than we can get hold of it? Have we like the fictional Frankenstein created a monster in our quest for ultimate glory and excellence, that is now beyond our control? Read the rest of this entry »