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Male & Female Brains | The Differences by Mark Gungor

November 17, 2009 Leave a comment

A link to this Video was forwarded to me by a friend.

This is in fact part of a 4 DVD set on a Seminar on ‘Better Marraige’ by Mark Gungor. Quite humorously, Mark highlights the very true and real differences between how the Male brain and the Female brain function under the same circumstance.


Categories: FWD:able, It's A Woman

Gami tey malti nathi ~ Life! The never ending search| Gujarati Philosophy

January 21, 2009 4 comments

Contributed by: Bharat B (Thanks!)

Gami te malti nathi,
Mali te faavti nathi,
Faave teni saathe majaa aavti nathi,
Ane majaa aave te kaayam maate rehti nathi….
Tenu naam zindaagi!

(contributed by Kanan J  – આભાર!)

jivan maa jas nathi
prem maa ras nathi
dhandha maa kas nathi
javu chhe swarg maa
pan eni koi bus nathi



It’s A Woman | A new series on ~TimePass~

January 16, 2009 Leave a comment

Over the recent weeks, ~TimePass~ has received numerous FWDs and email on how Women do things, handle things, in a totally opposite and errr.. different way than Men would. This is all in jest and fun, so the feminists out there, don’t get all worked about it.

But honestly, we can’t really ignore FACTS though, can we? 😉

‘It’s A Woman’ content will have it’s own category called, quite imaginatively and very originally – ‘It’s A Woman’! ‘It’s a Woman’ will contain, jokes, anecdotes, slideshows, and some very amusing videos.

Using the cliche’: ‘Watch this space’



G-U-J-J-U | We are Gujjus: LOUD and Proud

January 16, 2009 Leave a comment

This has got to be the ‘Gujju-Anthem‘!

We are G-U-J-J-U, Gujju.

This is video clip is from a recent NY based Bollywood film – Kal Ho Na Ho by Karan Johar. Talk to any Gujju in USA and they will say.‘Oh by New mean Jackson Heights or Edison?’ (and Edison is in New Jersey!).

The center of the Indian Diaspora Universe (US-based) is either the rough around the edges – Jackson Heights or the ‘swank’ little neighborhood – Edison. A Gujju shopper’s paradise. Got food. Got Gold. Got Sarees. Got movies..and Got Deals/Discounts/Sales/Freebies!

Got Gujjus!!

As all Gujjus would say: Watch the video and ‘by heart it’ becoj v are Gujjus!



Kay-veereetay Jaiyse | Gujju Rap | Gujarati Rap Must watch

January 15, 2009 Leave a comment

No this is not the notorious Patel Motel Rap. It is rap, but a very well made one at that.

The rap is a sort of a ballad of a journey of a young ambitious man – a son, a brother, wanting to economically immigrate to ‘Umereekaa’ ~ Maarey Umereekaa javvu che ~ A call that many a youth, many a families are making. Once he is here, he goes through all the work, effort, trials & tribulations of adjusting to the western culture, achieving his goals and ambitions of ~ ‘Maare millionaire thavu che’~. But all along he knew deep inside he was also losing a lot of himself. Nothing comes for free.

Not to say that lofty ambitions, high goals are wrong. Not to say that the ability to buy a Hummer and wear the best suits is wrong. But should these things be achieved only at the cost of losing, breaking, ignoring the relationships, the bonds that tie us, that keep us on firm ground, then they are all wrong. Duty is a very important word and ‘virtue’ – culturally within the Indian Diaspora. Fore go the odd dollar for the sake of doing your duty. This is a fight that all Indian youth born and raised or brought up in a ~ ‘vilaayat’ ~ a foreign(?) land – in the west have with themselves. Sadly some lose this battle. But most shine through.

Listen for the gujarati words..

maru heart
maru blood
maru family …2 worlds apart
kay-veereetay jaiyse


~ Rakesh

Bridgestone – The ‘Scream’ Ad | One from SuperBowl 2008

January 15, 2009 Leave a comment

Besides the actual (american) football’s final game for champions status, the annual SuperBowl telecast is well known for all the advertisements/commercials that get broadcast during the breaks. Upto the point that there is side competition of ‘Best Commercial’ or the ‘Top 10’ etc. Coming from India and the state of TV, especially the breaks, this is turning the whole thing on it’s head by people actually waiting for the commercial breaks! Double whammie: Viewership is made up of folks who want to watch the game and also of folks who have no interest in the game but watch it for the commercials.

Here’s one of my favorites from SuperBowl 2008.

The Bridgestone ‘Scream’ commercial.

Go watch:


~ Rakesh

Categories: FWD:able, VidVertisements!

Queen of England is an Indian | Goodness Gracious Me!

January 14, 2009 Leave a comment

FWD:ed by: Kalpana P 🙂

Just watch the deduction and proof in the following clip from a very popular British Television programme called ‘Goodness Gracious Me’ based on the Indian diaspora settled in UK.