21 Things You Probably Knew About Me

Jaibala/ November 2, 2016/ Musings/ 32 comments

From hardly ever taking up tags to doing this second one on the blog. The prompt says 21 random things about me. For most of my readers it will be things you probably knew. So here goes:

  1. I can speak 5 (English, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada and Gujarati) languages and understand 7 (the five I speak plusย  a little bit of Punjabi and Malayalam)
  2. A spiritual being, I do not believe in organised religion at all.
  3. I am an eggitarian. Dont eat meat because I dont like meat
  4. I actually look forward to the day Karela and Baingan is cooked in my house. Love them both.
  5. A hard disk I own has about 120 GB of songs and 100 GB of Movies
  6. I also own the DVD of Saawaryia and have watched some of the cheesiest movies ever
  7. You name a hindi song and I could probably tell you which movie it was from, without having to google. Same for English.
  8. You might have gathered that I am the biggest movie buff ever. People call me a chalta firta TV/ Movie guide
  9. I am probably humming a song as I write this.
  10. I think cooking is therapeutic, but I hate to enter the kitchen on most days.
  11. Sometimes I wish I had written Gone With The Wind or Pride and Prejudice.
  12. I add words when I edit, rather than reducing them.
  13. Phone call over DM/PM for me any day. I love personal interaction over social media Interaction.
  14. I dream of being like Shonda Rhimes and/or Varun Grover one day.
  15. ย Gym is the place where I can clear my mind everyday.
  16. I am a huge fan of Stand Up Comedy.
  17. I love Origami and I love giving cards and things made with paper to people I love.
  18. Having attempted the NANoWriMo thrice, I have won it twice.
  19. I hate posing for pictures.
  20. I have been blogging for three years now, yesterday was my third blogverasry
  21. Blog, Money and You is an ecourse for beginner bloggers that I have launched. Check out the details here.

So these are the 21 most random things about me. I did like writing this, I hope you love reading these facts.

About Jaibala

Academically a Microbiologist, I am a Web Columnist for popular magazines and websites, Freelance Writer and a Blogger. Words define me and writing and reading compete to be the love of my life. My biggest belief is that there is something good in everything and I always looks to highlight the best in things. Creative writing is my forte.You can reach me by dropping a mail at contact@jaibalarao.com


  1. Hey I love Saawariya! I think it’s a terribly underrated film. I’ve read Dostoyevsky’s short story and I felt it was a faithful and almost magical adaptation. (And yes, I made you turn on comments to make a Saawariya appreciation comment :P)

    Belated happy blogoversary! If your blog was a person, we’d share the same sunsign <3

    (PS: Why/how do people like karela :O )
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    1. Yay I never thought I’d find another soul on this planet who loved that movie as much as I did. And I am so glad that you made me turn on the comments for this.
      PS: the same way people love bhindi

  2. Think I can confidently say I got a distinction in this ๐Ÿ™‚ Not 100, but quite a few things I did.
    Interesting list of things – and nice..nice little plug at the end! i’m impressed.
    Sid recently posted…Begin AgainMy Profile

    1. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank You so much, for everything ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Happy Blogoversary ๐Ÿ™‚ Here’s looking forward to a party in real life at the next blogoversary ๐Ÿ˜€
    And I remember liking Saawariya when I saw it in a theatre. That was the week Jab We Met and Om Shanti Om came out but I did love the atmosphere and cinematography… and those songs. ๐Ÿ™‚
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    1. See kindred souls think alike. Thank You so much Doc and yes next blogversary in person Pukka.

  4. Woah! You’re a superwoman, Jai! You speak 5 languages,a movie buff (I like the “Chalta firta tv” tag more) ๐Ÿ˜‰ , our in-house rockstar (better than many search engines), a melodious singer ( I came to know about that from insta vid) and one of my favorite bloggers.

    Glad you wrote this post! Thanks for letting us know more about you.
    Keep shining! ๐Ÿ™‚
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    1. Oh Saumy You are so kind. Thank You so much. I am so glad to have written this ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Congratulations on the Ecourse! I am a movie buff too, but skipped watching Saawariya! :))
    Speaking 5 languages is very impressive, Jai. And I am so glad you wrote this post:)

    1. Thank You Mayuri, I am so glad I wrote this too ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Love this post as it gives out so much without meeting even once. Jai, Jai, Jai! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Ashwini Dodani recently posted…2. The Good Ol’ InkMy Profile

    1. Thank You Ashu ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Add up bengali in the language section soon. Also I need that hard drive for the songs. Interesting
    Anindya Sundar Basu recently posted…Diwali sweet recipe of Kesar sandesh and my Kali PujoMy Profile

    1. Yes if you promise to teach me. Will get that hard drive when we meet.

  8. I completely hate Karela, but guess what Bluey likes Karela fry! And that DVD of Saawariyan beats everything – like how could you sit through it? If I had a DVD of Saawariya then it would probably sit at the farthest corner in the DVD shelf and may be willingly I’ll give it to my 1 yr to destroy!!!!
    Tina Basu recently posted…I have been Tagged | #MondayMusingMy Profile

    1. Haha yes and S hates Karela. I actually love to watch the making of the movie on that DVD.

  9. Didn’t know any of this..i am a movie buff too..love bollywood movies and songs. I love karela but my girls hate it ..so I don’t cook it at all. Good to know you more Jai and wish you all the beST for your e-course. You are surely going to rock ๐Ÿ™‚
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    1. Deepa its a date then, Ek din in either Bangalore or Mumbai – You me and Karela. Thank You so much.

  10. Being Mumbaikar, multiple languages are a given. But, how did Malayalam get into this mix. Also a movie buff, wow. Isn’t it pure unadulterated fun? Good to know you some more.

    1. Apparently there is a saying that if your best friend is a Malayalee you are one by default. Probably thats why I am beginning to understand the language. Oh yes movies are such a bigger winner for me.

  11. I can understand and speak bits of Malyalam, Gujrathi and Punjabi. I love Kannada speakers! We should talk some time soon. ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Quite a few similarities. And congratulations on your blog birthday! โค
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    1. Yes lets talk soon. Thank You Ramya <3

  12. I knew a few things about you, not all 21. ๐Ÿ˜› I knew about 5 languages, but I thought Tamil was the fifth, not Gujarati. I knew about you being the Hindi music Google. For some reason, I thought your blog birthday was on your birthday. Belated bloggiversary to you. ๐Ÿ™‚ And why pose for pictures when you look beautiful in candid clicks, eh? ๐Ÿ˜‰

    PS: I want to borrow that hard disk of yours soon.
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    1. I thought you’d know all 21 ๐Ÿ˜› Well I am a music google, and a TV google and a Movies Google Buss I am Google. Hehe. Thank You so much for the wishes, although I never thought you’d forget the Blogversary. Candid Clicks hmmm….food for thought. Hard is is a dream ๐Ÿ˜›

  13. Wow! I hardly know anything about you, I guess ๐Ÿ™
    Congratulations on the third blog anniversary, love. And the e-course idea is brilliant!!
    Shalini R recently posted…Fish Molee – Recipe for Kerala Style Fish StewMy Profile

    1. Thank You so much Shalini ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. I didn’t know you were a movie buff Jai! And I love karela too. ๐Ÿ˜‰
    The ecourse sounds interesting! Wish you all the very best for the launch!
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    1. Karela is such an awesome vegetable, bechare ko buss bura naam diya hain sab ne milke. Thank You So Much Jini ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. I just realised how little I know of you. Would love to check out that ecourse.
    Beat About the Book recently posted…Rita Just Wants to be Thin โ€“ A ReviewMy Profile

    1. Hehe Tulika. Thank You

  16. Great list of 21 things .Didn’t know you were a movie buff. Congratulations on the Ecourse.It sounds very valuable. What gave you the idea for this Ecourse?
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    1. Thank You Amrita. The Ecourse started with the idea that there is a lot of misinformation and misconceptions about blogging. I got dragged into a lot of them when I began, I want to help people avoid common misconceptions when they begin blogging. It is very important to maintain a balance between Blog, Money and You and that is what the course is all about. Also Blogging has given me a lot, this is my way to give back to blogging.

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