Harshdeep 2.0

February 17, 2006

My 15 seconds of fame

Filed under: Uncategorized — harshdeep @ 12:01 pm

Yesterday I was on India TV for a couple of minutes, nodding my head to a barely audible Azharruddin talking endlessly about why Pakistan lost to India.

At the risk of sounding unpatriotic, outlandish and losing a few good friends, I must confess that I don’t follow cricket. I didn’t even know there was a match yesterday. But when I went to Barista in Noida Sec. 18 last night, I saw a college friend smiling at me from inside the glass wall with a girl trying to push a mike into his mouth. Later I realized that he was actually smiling at the camera and asking Azharruddin a question, live on TV. By that time I’d already opened up the door and asked him “Tu yahan kya kar raha hai?” (What are you doing here?) Before he couldd say anything, the India TV hostess asked me to join them. Now I know as much about cricket as our college gardener knew about Quantum Electrodynamics. Thankfully all I had to do was sit and nod, even if couldn’t understand any of the questions the other guys asked or hear a word that Azhar said. And after 4 years at NSIT, I think I’ve got pretty good at that. In any case, I was on TV.

Here is a pic. I am sitting to the hostess’ left.



  1. it was either his total ignorance of the topic or us frantically gesturing from outside barista’s glass doors[that we were seein him live on tv at the same time].. the hostess mentioned, but subtly, that harsh would be better off joining his friends outside!! 😀

    after all, what are friends for?! 😉

    Comment by surya — February 19, 2006 @ 5:36 pm

  2. I’ve never been to Barista…Nice interiors..:)

    Comment by Sajid Hussain — February 20, 2006 @ 2:09 pm

  3. cool man ! u are almost knocking at the doors of glory.subash ghai sir , break de do harsh ko ;).
    ( kaisa hai be !)

    Comment by abhinav — February 22, 2006 @ 5:54 pm

  4. Quite a gud read 🙂 U seem to have gud writing skills!! 🙂

    Comment by Noah — March 17, 2006 @ 8:56 am

  5. Nicely Written Harsh. Very Witty and humorous.

    Comment by Vibha — June 28, 2007 @ 6:03 am

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