Thursday, December 20, 2007


4 exams over..

Within two days i would have completed 1/3rd of the whole course.. thats quite a lot.. isnt it. :D

But have I learnt that much?? Not a gud question..
Certainly my way of thinking has changed. Yep it has..

And I have started seeing people from a different perspective now. Damn it. My perception has been ruined. I think I connected better with them earlier. Now I just try to fit peple into personality types.. and thats the most foolish thing to do.

I know.. this will wear off soon.. :D I love my weak memory..

and.. yeah.. i havent written about the study group that we have here . have I?

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Diary Dilemma

I had read this somewhere a while ago "Only sad people keep diaries.."
I disagreed with it at that time..
However, yesterday night.. once again I had this urge to start keeping a diary again.. And I thought why..
I think people who keep diaries just need somebody to talk to.. When they dont have a friend who can be told everything, they tell it to their diaries.. That also explains why some ppl have a name for their diaries (Remember Hello Kitty.. ?)
heck no. I do not want a diary.

I dont need one.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Lead India

A must must must must watch video..

Lead India

Take charge

Saturday, December 08, 2007

Help wanted

Our creativity ( and a marketing planning course :) ) has led to the idea of an interesting brand new product “Find It”

Before we launch the product and turn multi millionaires selling it worldwide, we need to know what you think about it..

[Uhh... yeah u r right. It IS one of those surveys.. but it’s not boring :)]

So... kindly help us. Here is the link

There is another link on the right as well..

Template tweaks

and yes..

changed the template and added some stuff..

m gonna tweak it some more..


Random saturday rants

The chill is increasing.. and it seems to be worse than last year's (The chill Drill).
I mean, december has just begun, and we are already having 7.5 degrees !! Do you have any idea what it translates into when u have an 8.30 class in the morning?
yeah... probably a grade dock because u cant be so cruel to make urself get up :D

and yes... APROS is approaching.. I hope its fun. The dinner is gonna be. M sure. Will tell u about it when I come back :)

And hey.. did i tell u about Elevate ?? It was fabulous.. absolut (!) ly.. And it had been ages since i had so much fun..


i just realized, reading my blog doesnt give u an idea about the acad rigour that we have.. right ?


Friday, December 07, 2007

A wishlist


Twinkling eyes


A gentle breeze

A soft bed

Getting up at 7 and feeling good


No diplomacy, hypocrisy

A genuine ear to ear

Ahh.... Are you listening Mr. Cosmic joker??

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Clearer is Better

I am low on Intentionality..
(For the uninformed) It means that I dont always do what I plan to..

Quite true.. :)
Like the dozens or more things that happen everyday and i want to write about them here.. But I dont.. hehe

Ok, now lets make an aberration on this generalization.. ( Sentence alert !! Too many words with more than 2 syllables :D )

Remember that din in my head I was talking about the other day... it has cleared up a bit now.. As a result I did some damage control ( as in talked to some 'ppl' ) .. have to do some more..

And though i am neck deep in work.. I feel better..

Thank you bhagwaanji..

And yes.. ohh.... hmm.. ok later..


Wednesday, November 28, 2007


Very very busy times ahead...

all the projects..
End terms



ohh we are gonna have some serious fun.

Monday, November 26, 2007

It happened. Right now..

Hey Krishna..

Sunday, November 25, 2007


You shouldnt meet ur idols in flesh.. ever !! I did.. and was so disappointed :(

I first heard Euphoria when I was in std 8th or 9th.. I loved the band, and i absolutely loved the guitarist and the percussionist.. absolutely.

Met them today.. and found out that
1. Live doesnt sound as good as the record ( Wasnt so with Sonu Nigam.. he sounded great.. )
2. Being a celebrity does not mean u hav a sense of humour.. So plz DO NOT try to crack stupid jokes to arouse the crowd. It doesnt work..
3. The percussionist tries too hard to cash in on his hair. It was a bit sad.. I had liked him only bcoz of his hair.. I mean, flounting is good if done within limits..

what else.. here I am.. back frm the concert (which is not over by the way.. )

We hav a party tonit.. hope to have fun at least there..

good night..

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

And yes..

I got placed.. Just to let you know.


Does that explain some of my lazyness ( yeah.. like HappYness )?

Shh..... Or our dear profs will hear that and go on doing what they do best - Burden us with more assignments !

Crazy or Lazy ??

Or maybe just lazy.. yup, i have bcome lazy..

But still, I am happy to declare that i DID spend this weekend doing something worth..
Spent the saturday clicking pics around the campus.. ( Strictly not judging :) ) and Sunday.. Ksh was here.. went to this nice italian place called Earth. Good food, good music (live) and great ambience.. I absolutely loved some of the nick nacks they had. But careful as they tend to charge u for food you havent even ordered !!

Well, the week so far has been largely uneventful. I must have at least spent 10 hours watching mindless sitcom episodes ( and really enjoying them .. :| ).

I think i am missing something here. Maybe its like the calm preceding the storm. Just a hunch. Lets see.. we have Imperium now , APROS in second week of december and our end terms afterwards. And thats not exactly what you call a breather. I guess i just have to start working.. :(


Good night.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Happy Diwali

Time to face some of the harshest days since we came here..

But its OK.. Yeah OK in caps.. :) First of all bcoz I am gonna go home for diwali.. and even 2 days of home are like a course of rejuvenating tonic..

And then..bcoz I know i can..



here I come.

Happy Diwali

Sunday, November 04, 2007

some pics..

this one is from Illumina ..

The props are for Trendylicious.. An Online Lifestyle Mag..

See that collage banner..?

I made that one.. :D

And another pic.. more recent..

Its one of my books..Before the exam.The subject is Perspectives on Self.. Its a soft subject..But i mm liked it..Insightful. Maybe i shud bcum a theologist...

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

I wonder

I wonder how i keep over estimating myself..

when i didnt hav a camera.. i kept coming across breathtaking sights (yes.. :) ) and yearned for a camera....

now that i hav one.. i know i cant carry it with me all the times..

ohh one of these days.. i will hav to get up early and do a round or two..


one of these days..

Good joke.



It has been too long this time.. and i hav a feeling it wont be too often from now on.
its not that i am that busy.. its just that being here for about 4 months and its like the writing madhu in me has died.. or maybe she is in a deep slumber somewhere..


And yes.. some days.. I am not able to think. The faint murmuring that I had has turned into a din.. Its scary at times..

But yes.. I am still in touch with myself.. those fleeting seconds are precious.. and yes, i do cherish them..

One recent one was during the Illumina celebrations.. We had children from various schools here for some paintintg competiotions. You know I had almost forgotten how kids look like.. How they are so tiny.. One poor little kid was not able to reach the desk when he was sitting on the chair.. :) he was sooooo cute.. And those kids were drawing.. It was a refreshing sight.. I was happy for the whole day ( and yes.. our MR was a success .. yippie.. )

However, i am aware that the times ahead are going to be bad.. Ohh God.. Plz let me retain my sanity.. Plz.... I dont like that noise anymore..

God has a nice sense of humour.. coz one of the questions that we hav been given to write on is "Describe your current life situation..". Thats cruel !

i think i summed it up nicely when I was talking to bhave..

"its like we have sold our souls to the devil...."
but i cant remember this.. "for what??"

Its not that i dont enjoy.. I do.. but its different. a lot different.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007


and its official

Cant write

my writing skills have turned to zilch


Thursday, September 06, 2007

Pray for Pavarotti

Just heard ( GNews)

Pavarotti has suffered a major kidney failure and is unconscious right now.....
[From Reuters]

Lets pray for one of the greatest tenors of our times.
May God help him


Saturday, September 01, 2007


had a lovely time last night.. ( late till this morning :p)

had gone to my old PG.. All of us had such a nice time. We cooked a really elaborate meal (complete with naan and salad !!), had ice cream.. and of course lots and lots of talking....

It was ashima's last day too.. She'll be off to Mumbai next week :).. and met a new girl jyot.. She has come in my place.. Really nice girl.. delightful :)
And everybody was so nice... Didnt feel like i was visiting the place after such a long long time.

havent really studied anything since i came back ( quite difficult with the lectures of course... )

am gonna tidy up my room now.


Tuesday, August 28, 2007


While you are in a quite-not-so-intresting-class which goes on and on for ever :

> Drawing smiles like =) and :) actually helps.
> Thinking about food doesnt !

You know, as the class progresses, my smiles go from =) to :) to : ..
then :(
and finally :{}


joking of course. :)

Monday, August 27, 2007

Dream a little dream

I remember that I had started this blog with the intentions of maintaining it as a dream diary of sorts.. :p

And yet, this is only the second dream i am noting down. haha.....

"Dreamt about Crompton Greeves on 12th September. (No idea where that came from.... Crompton Greeves ????)
And that I was going home for rakhi. And that my gift still came through courier and the kurta had a really funny neckline. I also saw colors, i remember that quite distinctively. The kurta was pink =) "

And tonight I might not dream at all.. For some strange reason, I am not able to sleep.


Thursday, August 23, 2007

Why men cant give proper directions ?

Allan and Barbara (Why Men Don't Listen and Women Can't Read Maps) say that Men and Women interpret maps differently.

Had a first hand experience of this today.

For about 10 minutes he kept talking (giving instructions on phone) about some second left from the next right next to the fountain and blah blah.....

Why couldnt he just say that i had to go on the road where those cane furniture shops are.....


Wednesday, August 22, 2007

RR (Regular rants)

A whole week and no blogs!!!!

I was busy.. yeah even the saturday and sunday... and m freekingly busy right now as well.. but enough is enough.. As a prof had said "You have to decide who drives your life..... And I've decided for myself :)"

After 2 months, we are slowly getting the hang of what HR is all about. Intresting actually.

Not all faff.... :p

and yeah... I had my OCPS public speaking class today.. The topic I got was "A thank you speech to ur coll friends on winning the who eats the most contest" .. great fun. haha

And yes, in one class I forgot Jeevs' name !!!! And I take pride on my P.G Wodehouse readings.. shame on me. :

Rumour mill working on all time high..... if every thing i hear turns true , we have 3 classes and 3 quizzes tomorrow.. hmm.. so how m i gonna prepare..? its 12 already.

Coffee.. always the solution :)

Wednesday, August 15, 2007


15th Aug 2007

60 years of Indian Independence

Friday, August 10, 2007

Vande Mataram

Exams going on..
Tommorow we have stats - THE test =)

Hmm, so today while filling up the first page on the answer sheet, I suddenly realized today is 10th Aug 2007. Just 5 days to go for the 60 years of our Independence..

Vande mataram !!

Sunday, August 05, 2007

Friendship day

To all my friends :



And laugh some more......

Saturday, August 04, 2007

A life well lived..

Suddenly the world
seems such a perfect place...........

With age, comes wisdom. So they say.. And i believe it. Do you?

When we grow old, say 70... no 80... no say just before dying , and asked THE question "How was your life? " . How would you judge it ?

Would you say "My life was good coz I earned billions of dollors and became the CEO of so and so.."
Or "I was powerful and I ruled.. So my life was good."

Or are you more apt to reply thus, "I was cherished, cared for and loved. Unconditionally." I dont think there is anything else left to say after this.

There isnt.


Friday, August 03, 2007

rain rain, come again

green green everywhere..

i love it.



Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Dance of joy (?)

For what?
For not being worried.
How come?
Coz it wont help.
The other day they were trying to teach us how to make conversations.
What was i doing all these years?


I have been cribbing too much lately.
Around here, anybody who doesnt crib is labeled happy.

And for some strange reason, ppl dont want to be called happy.

Why is that?

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Life or something like it......

DCP : Desperate class participation
-"A shameless (most often worthless ) act of asking a question in the class to mop up marks for class participation or just to impress the professor."

ACP : After class participation (From the book Mediocre But Arrogant)
- "A subtle form of sucking up to the Professor to stroke his or her ego with the ultimate objective of gaining a good grade".

Incredible : The manner in which the book resembles our lives in MDI. (Chatto...... :O ).

A must read.

Abhijit Bhaduri is coming up with another one called "Married but Available" (MBA again). Would like to read that one too.

The only thing that i cant digest in this book is that it is set up in the 80's.... Was the world really so similar in the 80s.. I dont believe it.

Monday, July 30, 2007

Eye of the ......

MDI is the (THE) place for parties....
Had another one of these last saturday. A Thank You party for the seniors....

I was not about to go.. But anyways,.. i decided to go..
And I am glad i went. Not becoz the party was very nice or something.. In fact it was the ususal dance till u drop, smokey din den.. It was something else.... I noticed ppl.. (yeah thats what i do at parties.. noticing ppl)

And i was astonished how mob mentality works in a disc like environment as well. ppl were gyrating madly.. I dont know.. maybe I have to a psycho student to remark more, but i liked watching.. :)

I know it doesnt make much sense.. but hey....

Want to go to the library.... but its almost time to close :(

Listening to : Eye of the tiger..

Watched 2 movies : Mixed doubles and Music and lyrics.. Liked the second one.

hmm.. nothing else.
have to study.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

magic of love, love of magic

I know its late.
And I have to get up early tomorrow(9 :)) and attempt studying..
But how can it be that I dont write about it..

You see, I finished the 7th Potter book today. Strangely, I feel empty and alone. Though I am happy with the fact that everything turns out OK, i couldnt help supress the twinge of sadness when I realized that this is it.. No more books in the writing. No 2 year waits..

And it is with a heavy heart that I say Goodbye..

(On a much lighter note : getting this book on its very release day was a happy happy happy happy surprise. Thank you dear.. :) )

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Too sleepy to think


its way past mid night and here i am, trying to think about an incidence in my life when a mis communication happened. I am sure, there are hundreds (probably thousands) of such times.. But the problem is that I cant remember one right now.

And its pretty late. I want to get up on time tomorrow so that i can have tea. I havent had a decent cuppa since i came here. hmm.. thats a pretty long time. I have started having my morning cup of cold coffee now. These ppl keep cold milk. I just have to put sugar and coffee into it and gulp it in one go. And i am really thankful for that.

How else could one attend college?? One loaded spoonful of caffein works for me.

And yeah, i wanted to copy a movie from a dvd. But i dont know how to copy movies from a DVD. When i opened it, there were too many files with such ridiculous looking extensions that i hadnt ever heard of. So i am now copying every file from the dvd. Tomorrow i can ask ksh how to play them..

and yes, this weekend was(is??) a mm..... well, kshless one. Too many assignemnts to complete. And he is busy too. so :(
But its ok. Really.

Friday, July 13, 2007

Your favorite atom

Most of us have studied chemistry at some point of our lives..

Have you ever wondered which is your favorite atom? Yeah, you heard it right.. Name your favorite atom. Thank for a while if you want.

Mine is Helium. The cute stable atom. Its beauty lies in its wonderful harmonious structure.. It is lucky to blessed with 2 electrons in its orbit. Now, these 2 electrons dont have a thing to worry about in their lives.... They are together, orbiting around the same path.. balancing and accompanying each other. They have got company. Its like the happily ever after story. And look what we get. A colorless, odorless gas. Doesnt hurt a fly..

In contrast to this, look at hydrogen. Poor fellow has just a single electron. now for how long do you expect a single electron to go around a proton far far away!!! It gets bored.... runs away leaving behind the poor proton. Its of course so natural for this proton to get angry.... It starts attacking every other atom and forms disturbingly horrid compounds(acids!).

See, thats why i love helium atom. Does it not make sense?

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Patience dear..

Slept a lot today :)
Woke up feeling philosophical. [a mid day nap has that effect on me sometimes..]

How often have you had the feeling that you have been wrong in judging people?
And why do we judge ? Are we so desperate to have an opinion about everything.. Why? Doesnt that prove our own insecurities?

I just had a similar moment. Judged a person too soon..

I have to more patient.... It never killed anyone!!

and i have to rush now.. Sneha dear is bugging me to accompany her to dinner....
chao time!!

Tuesday, July 10, 2007


There used to be a greying tower alone on the sea.
You became the light on the dark side of me.
Love remained a drug that's the high and not the pill.

But did you know,
That when it snows,
My eyes become large and,
The light that you shine can be seen.

An hour to go before i hit the class, and i am not able to bring myself to shut down the lappie....
Music IS an addiction. But what a sin to indulge in.. a light hits the gloom on the grey.....

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Honour the hours

Just one week and the classes are in full swing already..
Assignments, submissions, group studies.....

Its so funny how one tends to forget the bad/unpleasant experiences of the past.. Looking back to my grad days, i just remember bunking classes, canteen, the umpteenth cup of tea to stay awake in those few classes which somehow i didnt manage to bunk.. But I must have studied atleast sometimes.... (I have got the marks to vouch for that)

And still this time, i dont want to forget all this slogging that we are going through right now.. I think it is unfair!!

"I hereby declare to remember and honour the hours that i spend during the next 2 years.


Saturday, June 30, 2007

A new begining

well, not new actually.. Its been almost a week now.
But boy oh boy.. what a week it was !
I am not going to reveal much but we hardly had anytime to sleep. in fact I slept for just 10 hours in 5 nights....
Classes start on monday. As it appears to me, we'll have to slog and then slog some more.. And thats probably an underestimate. haha....

MDI rocks.. truely..

The campus is like really beautiful and GREEN.. :) Hostel is good, clean and the mess food is palatable. I still have to see the libraray closely, but it looks good from the outside.
The college is pretty stringent about the studies and that is good..
We got our books today.. looks like we are going for a dual degree - HR + Body Building..

I still havent realized that I am once again a college girl..

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Saying goodbye.....

To office,
java, XML, Struts, jsp
coffee breaks with free latte
office broadband

Not that tough :)

Monday, June 04, 2007

Wisdom comes with a price

That is the lesson I learnt last week. In fact whole of last week. I kept writhing in pain. (Please notice that although the pain was too much to bear, I was still not "crying" with pain. Crying needs one to open the mouth ! ) All the while consoling myself that I was , in fact somehow getting wiser. I was growing wisdom teeth. Well, a single tooth in fact.

Growing teeth is indeed a painful process. The right half of my jaw is still numb. I am afraid my smile might become lopsided.
I wonder how babies endure this pain with just a bunch of plastic keys to chew on. Here I am, all of 23 years under my belt, and all I could think of while in pain was mmmm well.. about no pain. :)
And why are they called "Wisdom teeth" ? Did I get any wiser? I still cant recall the multiplication tables beyond 14, the capital or Borneo, or the names of 21 (isnt it 22 ? ) amino acids. Its like to pacify aching grown ups with the lure.. Yeah you have the pain. But dont fret.. You are getting wiser !

grumble ..

Thursday, May 24, 2007


I was forced to write a haiku today.
This is what i could come up

Summer is here,
hot and sweaty.
but oohh ... a cuckoo !
melodious summer .

Yeah I know the number of syllables are all wrong. Technically it is not even a haiku. But who's judging? Moreover Haiku is already democratic enough to use free verse, so why the restriction on number of syllables..

Actually my preoccupation with singing cuckoos comes from the early morning surprise that i got from papa today. He is in Assam to attend some meeting. He called me in the morning to let me listen to the cuckoo. Wow. :) It was the first cuckoo song of the season for me. Ah.. I suddenly remembered what all I am missing. :|
Damn you Gurgaon.

Monday, May 21, 2007

The musical me :)

Went to Noida this weekend.
Perfect lazy weekend with nothing to do except reading books, playing "Not at Home", watching movies and visiting malls. And yes, I got hooked to "Shin-Chan" (not sure of the spelling). Wonderful kid.
I also happend to watch "Sa Re Ga Ma" by chance. The kids singing were ok enough, but I didnt like the funda of having semi-popular junior judges and one very popular legendary senior judge in the panel. The whole environment wasnt as healthy as it used to be earlier.
Good music, I believe, is too pure, and to judge it so casually is a crime !
Earlier, I used to think of myself as unlucky because i havent ever been a good singer(yeah I have tried lots of times.. Even managed to win first prize in a group song. yeah group is the catch here..hehe).
But with time I came to realize that I was exteamly lucky ! There are people who dont understand or enjoy music at all. They fail to recognise the beauty of a soulful melody. The magic of music doesnt impress them.. It is those people, who are not favored by luck, not me :) .

Ahh ....I just want to listen to Zucchero, Norah, Bach..
And thats what i am gonna do.

Friday, May 18, 2007

Nessun Dorma

I have started the Crossword again.. I mean solving it.
In college i used to get HT and slowly I got addicted to its daily crossword. Not tough like from the Times and not too easy either.... gave me my 1 hour of happiness :)
And now I have started it again.... If you have ever done one you will know the sheer pleasure of solving one. And its not that i dont get help. I have my Advanced learners and of course some very learned friends :)
Yesterday I was stuck on "An aria from Turandot by Puccini".. Now I had never heard Turandot nor read about it anywhere.... My limited GK was a handicap too. Googled today and found this beautiful liberetto called "Nessun Dorma". Apparently it was covered by some very notable tenors, one of them being Luciano Pavarotti himself ! And it was also on the official record of the 1990 Football world cup..
Well, I went through the piece and wow.. its wonderful. I am posting the original piece here..
Tried to translate it using Google Language.and my.. its so soulful.. I can only imagine what a Pavarotti rendition of this would sound like..

Nessun dorma!... Tu pure, o Principessa,
Nella tua fredda stanza
Guardi le stelle
Che tremano d'amore e di speranza.
Ma il mio mistero è chiuso in me,
Il nome mio nessun saprà!
Solo quando la luce splenderà,
Sulla tua bocca lo dirò fremente!...
Ed il mio bacio scioglierà il silenzio
Che ti fa mia!...

Il nome suo nessun saprà...
E noi dovremo, ahimè, morir!...

Dilegua, o notte!... Tramontate, stelle!...
All'alba vincerò!...

Friday, May 11, 2007

My other love

Summer is here.... (Has been here for quite some time now :) )

I used to love summers because during childhood it meant freedom....yes, The Summer vacations . It used to be all play and no studies.... no homework :)

We would play sattolia and cricket as long as we wanted... and when we got home we were greeted by cool mango shakes and watermelons..

And how can i forget the beautiful flowers.. There were flaming red gulmohars, beautiful yellow amaltaas and soothing pink and white bouganvellia..

In college , we had lots of amaltaas tree around our canteen and the dispensary.. [ yeah ! MNIT can boast of that at least :) ] .

The memories are so strong that even after so many years I can feel the excitement on seeing a gulmohar in full bloom. The red sight can never fail to make me smile.. I remember promising myself that i will buy a house with gulmohan on the driveway. There is an amaltaas tree on the way to work.. Thats one saving grace that our neighbourhood has.. Thank God for that.

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Run for Life

"It's a blur since they told me about it
How the darkness had taken its toll
And they cut into my skin
And they cut into my body
But they will never get a piece of my soul"

- From the song titled "I run for Life " by Melissa Etheridge

Melissa Lou Etheridge is a three time multi-Platinum and 2 time grammy award winning artist. Wow.... Now thats a difficult feat to achieve right? Not more that 0.0000001% of the women in the world may boast of a similar material achievement. But that is not why I quote her. I quote her for being strong, finding the strength to fight and speading the hope among the victims of Breast Cancer..
This song was performed by her on the Jay Leno show to celebrate her own victory and to instill hope among numerous other women..

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

A (mis??)adventure

I had an adventure :)
This sunday Ksh and I decided to have a nice dinner one last time in Gurgaon (He shifted to Noida . Much better place than this :) ) . We went to this little place in DLF Phase I where they serve really yummy chicken. It was about 10 when we finished eating. When we came out we saw that the bike had a flat tire !!!! Considering the time and the place, we certainly had a crisis....
Ksh somehow managed to flag down a rickshaw and mounted the bike on it.. (Yeah... picture a bike + 2 ppl on a rickshaw). The rickshaw walah was really sweet.. We had to go about 5-6 kilometers before we got a decent mechanic.. And the ride was so funny.. What a sight it must have been. I tried not to notice ppl staring. One person actually stopped to look at us. Poor guy might have wanted to help. haha.. The ride was cute and we really had a nice time.

We had planned to make our last regular outing in Gurgaon a memorable one.. and ended up having more fun than we had planned for. :)

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

On Maya

Now that I have mastered the art of blissfully ignoring the necessity of being continuously worried about too much work/ too little time to enjoy, i feel a lot better (The fact that i actually have less work now certainly helps ;) , as does my acceptance in the HR course in MDI.. but.. whatever :) )..

I finished this book "Speak" by Laurie Halse Anderson just a couple of days ago.. Its about a teen outcast Melinda Sordino, who has just started high school.... The book is narrated by this tormented girl who is going through the anguish of not being able to tell the tale of what really happened to her. She chooses to be selectively mute, and transforms from a bubbly and intelligent student to a below average one.... really good. I wonder why it isnt in the Oprah book club.
The book talks about an african american woman "Maya Angelou". Now Maya, as i learnt, had to go through a lot in her childhood too. I went through some of her quotes, and she strikes me as a wonderfully strong woman. have a look at some of them :

"You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may trod me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I'll rise. "

"People will forget what you said
People will forget what you did
But people will never forget how you made them feel. "

"My life has been one great big joke
A dance that's walked
A song that's spoke,
I laugh so hard I almost choke
When I think about myself"

"The white American man makes the white American woman maybe not superfluous but just a little kind of decoration. Not really important to turning around the wheels of the state. Well the black American woman has never been able to feel that way. No black American man at any time in our history in the United States has been able to feel that he didn't need that black woman right against him, shoulder to shoulder— in that cotton field, on the auction block, in the ghetto, wherever."

It wouldnt hurt to have her pic in my closet too :)

Thursday, April 12, 2007

On dancing

"Everything in the universe has rhythm. Everything dances. "
- Maya Angelou

Ever danced when you thought no one was looking ? Danced for yourself and yourself alone?I do that sometimes when I am not getting late for work. It is a wonderful feeling. Much more happifying (whats the word for the verb which stands for "make happy" ??) than gym. Puts a smile on my face for the whole day, I feel wonderfull and more importantly, i feel beautiful(I have a pretty high opinion of myself).
That is how i save the money which would have otherwise gone to a shrink...

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Color me rainbow :)

Some time ago while talking to a friend I had promised to send him rainbow colored smilies....

Like this...

:) :) :) :) :) :) :)

Even maintained the VIBGYOR seq.... And i loved the effect it had on me.

It is true that colors have an effect on how u feel and think.

Came across this site today :
Good one.. I wonder how they have coded it.
I would have loved to make one.

A new day

I wrote a poem today..

The nautanki gang didnt think much of it.... but i really liked it.

I woke up with a smile today,
Because of a dream i dont remember.
M not sure if it had flowers in it,
Or a chocolate stuffed chamber.

And then i realised, with a start,
What a night it had been..
I was in a spaceship (a very big one )
Was hiding, trying not to be seen.

A chance escape, was a great fall,
That somehow i fell into,
I had struggled to wake up,from a nightmare,
Away from a place I had never been to.

Then why the smile, and happy thoughts,
That came to me in the morning,
Its not the heat, not work for sure,
Then why was it all so charming?

The answer came, as I write this,
It came with more blissfull peace,
Every morning is a miracle, a great new one,
With a chance to love, laugh and be merry,
With a chance to live life.

Monday, April 09, 2007

Back to work....

I had a fantastic weekend....
It was like a month worth of fun squeezed in 2 days. And i really felt connected with old friends after quite a long time.:)

They say u see what u feel.. (well... they also say you are what u eat.. but I dont believe it. I am not a chicken . And yes, i know its a PJ). I have started seeing things in a better light now....

I watched 3 movies this time.. Namaste London(ok ok , bollywood drama once watchable type.....), Provoked (Nice one.. Wanted to know more about the real Kiran Ahluwalia though) and 300 (not a typical epic war movie.. it has more bloodshed than any other ever. setting up the whole movie in sepis tone was a bright move indeed. the movie would have been a red blur otherwise... And really good visual effects coupled with a good background score. watch it if the sight of severed heads, corpses pinned on trees and eyes poked out with swords doesnt make u wanna puke..)

Friday, April 06, 2007

Shattered is a mild term!

Just found out that I havent made it to SPJain. :(

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Arthur Dent

Lately I have taken to Douglas Adams..
I did "The Hitchhiker's Guide to The Galaxy" and now "Life, The Universe and Everything"
Nothing short of genious, this guy has succeeded in combining sheer non sense with some intellectual garbage with a dash of sadistic pleasure in it.. and topped it all up with lots of humor.. in fact lots and lots of it.

If somebody asked me , I would rank him with the PG Woodhouse's of the era....


A song and a sketch

I was really happy last night.

The weather was so nice.. A perfect breeze (funny how it improved the day we got a cooler....cosmic joker..listening?)
After the regular dose of gossip that we get everyday in our PG, I did something i had forgotten I could do. I listened to music, and sketched... yeah. nothing special, and not with the intention of creating a masterpiece... but just for the sheer joy of sketching. i loved it.

And I discovered that life is good.... Its upto me to discover how good it can get :)

Friday, March 16, 2007

A bit happier

Hmm the reason why i started writing this blog is not very clear to me..

I was playing on the net.. browsing wiki.. and somehow i came across the april fool jokes by google... its wonderfull..

Look at some of them..

look at all this wonderfull data..

I discovered some new emoticons on some wiki persons page too.. have a look..

shrugging, confusion, doubt

( ゚Д゚)
surprised, or loudmouthed
very excited (raising hands)
Very cute.. hai na..

ohh...i cant think of a title...

oops........Its already March..
This year should be called "The speedoYear"..naah.. m not endorsing any brands here...

it has been passing so fast... it feels like it was just last week when i was celebrating the new year(at home....eating chicken)...and my bday was just a couple of days back.. and one fourth of the year has almost passed.. Oh my God.. what about my resolutions.. when do i start working on those..?

my work load had increased a lot in office.. I hardly get any time now to read or for music.... I feel lucky if i go home on time.... And I dont like it.. One thing I have discoverd is that i am not a workaholic.. i dont enjoy long hours.(yeah.. ok.. so nobody enjoys that..)

M waiting this month to end.. I feel somehow all my worries and problems will come to an end with this month.. I certainly hope so. I ahve become so irritable.. I shout at people for apparently no reasons.. and i keep ranting on and on..(like i am doing now). ohh if this goes on like this i might lose some friends.....

God please help me....

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Ha ha haiku :)

These are some new ones i came across....
I didnt really try to understand them . They just sounded nice.

crystalline purple moons
bathed stranger ice tough
stray dog purple ice

devil hill feeding
save Basie morphine kid
caterpillars lollipop

poems treasure autumn
rent thorns opulent rich
stretched-out lost

schizophrenic hide gallows
bourbon deprivation tub deceptive
sleeping slave

Sunday, February 25, 2007

The one with all that movies(and an interview)

If somebody asked me what i did yesterday.. I would say i watched movies.... two and a half movies..:)
(I also went through a B School interview about which i absolutely have no idea how it went....)

Hmm... so about the movies again.
The first one I watched was : The greatest game ever played. Beautiful movie actually. I couldnt decide till the end, which one i favoured more : the pro Vardon or the amateur Ouimet.... (Both of them look absolutely smashing).

The other movie was The Illusionist .. A different knid of movie altogether. Held on to the mystery till the end.... Now I wont say more about it or I might give away the very secret of the movie. I liked the lead actor in this one too( Never seen him before. ) . Kind of that lost yet passionate look in his eyes. mmmm...

And the movie which I havent finished till now is the Keanu Reeves starer Devil's Advocate. Seems to be good. I am gonna finish it as soon as I get back from work.. (yeah yeah working on a sunday. :( )

I plan to go for this new filck "Honeymoon Travels" too. Though the newpaper has given it only two stars( ** ), my friends told me its a good watch.. And anyway, it has been quite long since i went for a watchable movie.

Friday, February 09, 2007

Its my Bday :)

I turn 23 today :)
23 sounds too much.. doesnt it? I dont look like 23....I definitely dont feel like 23!!

But I m very happy right now....
I know that I am loved. And i feel so lucky. It feels so good to know that you are important for people.. and that they care for you.. specially the ones you love.. My people wrote things for me today. It was touching. More than that.... It made me laugh out of happiness..
I got plenty of surprise wishes.. One long lost friend wished.. We hadnt talked for such a long time.It was a short message..but it said so much :)
People at work wished me..Even those I dont know.

I am having a good day....:)

Thank you Bhagwanji.

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Quotes from Hellen

I came across wikiQuotes today....
A great collection, I should say.. Douglas Adams, Richard Feynman, Hellen Keller and of course The Little Prince... I am delighted.. :)

Here are some from Hellen..

Security is mostly a superstition... Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing at all.

Another one..

Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow. It's what sunflowers do.

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Things I found out:

> It is possible for 9 ppl(and a driver) to get into a Tavera and have the time of their lives....
> The best moments are always unplanned.
> Dancing under the stars at mid night is more fun if u r on the road.(It might not be making sense. I know)
> It is not possible to wash off the sand from ur clothes in the sea. However it is worth the try :).
> We are much more alive than we think we are.
> I love sock puppeting. And m pretty good at it.
> Some things just cant be written about(at least by me :)).
> Heaven is where ur friends are......

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

A day to remember??

Whats your idea of a day well spent?
How do you rate ur day..?
The number of minutes you spend laughing, the time spent sleeping(yeah it matters for some!!), the number of genuine compliments you get, number of people who made you smile, number of people whom you made smile, minutes spent talking to a friend, the number of ppl you met, a new friend made, an old enimity resolved, a good movie or just quiet time spent in thinking goodie good stuff(I spend roughly 60 minutes everyday thinking about saving the world from giant tarantulas and about my superb karate skills)....

I dont know how I do that.

Monday, January 22, 2007

Over and done with :)

That is till next year.....

But I am satisfied....well almost.

And yes, I have learned to brace failures..... One good thing that came out of it.

Thursday, January 18, 2007

The one with scribbler stuff

In the middle of usual antics of a regular office day I discovered some wonderful things ..(thank you tushar for that :) )

The first one is the stumble upon add on from Mozilla....its wonderful. I got two very intresting links from there today. One online radio[ ] which is a bit better than Pandora.. Plays wonderful songs..and you can choose the moods too.

The other one is even more colorful..

Its a scribble pad. You draw something.. A simple stick figure for instance...and then ask it to scribble....and watch ur stick figure develop into a sophisticated sketch(yeah.). I wonder how it was programmed..

Some of my scribblings from today..

This one came out to be good....

I really like it.

I really really like it .....:)

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

The chill drill

The chill is decreasing now
No more pretend smoke rings.
No more dressing up in 3 kg of clothes.
No more shivering while touching water in the morning(the afternoon and night...).
The fog is here to stay though....(thank you smoke and tiny dirt pollutants for that :) )

This one was(is?) my first winter in Delhi. I had heard a lot of things about the famed "delhi ki sardi"..Cant say i was dissappointed.

My childhood was spent in Ahmedabad..Winters are very cozy there.. I dont remember wearing more than one sweater ever..We used to sit out in the veranda in the sun just for the sake of it.. Ahh.. how i loved those winter breaks back then...Mom usually used to be busy with one sweater or another.The half yearly exams just over.. (no studies !!).not a worry in the world..... It was beautiful.
The winter here(and now) is totally different. Its so damn foggy with the sun plays truant almost all the time. Even after the umpteenth cup of tea laden with the quintessential 'adrak' and 'pepper powder'( pepper) my neck hurts(the chill factor) and my tummy aches(too much pepper...).
Its not that I am complaining.... There are brighter sides too.. But I just cant remember them right now.
I have spent some time in Assam too.. The winters there were terrible.. It was almost always raining.. And so much wind.... The rickety windows of my classroom did not provide much protection... The only respite was the picturesque scenery.. The roadsides were queued with trees laden with red(tesu) and white(palash) flowers.. There were those jumbo 'semul' flowers too which the school kids used to throw at each other..
During my college days spent in Jaipur winters meant only one thing..."missing the first lecture" :).. Its quite understandable too. The LPG water heater installed in our girls hostel was prone to break down almost every other day.. With no warm water and so little time , it was impossible to reach on time. And then what about the time needed to gulp down the glass of "chai" and the plate of "poha" from the canteen..
I can go on and on with these stupid memories.....A friend of mine asked me recently that how was it to have so many memories.... I didnt know what to say. I guess I dont have more memories than anybody else.. Its just that i choose to share them.

And it makes me very happy.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

The one with Nothing in it

yeah :)
I have been cribbing about the work in office for a while.. Its like I have a lot of work, and it is supposed to be good too.. I dont hate it as such but its getting boring now. Nothing new to be done. Nothing intelligent ....u know. I am planning to take up my old long lost hobby again.. painting. but I m afraid I wont find much time for it. Will try though :).

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Alice in the wonderland

Why does the so called non sense make so much sense to me....

From Alice in the wonderland:

`How doth the little crocodile
Improve his shining tail,
And pour the waters of the Nile
On every golden scale!

`How cheerfully he seems to grin,
How neatly spread his claws,
And welcome little fishes in
With gently smiling jaws!'

The book is one of the greatest pieces of literature ever.
The writer Lewis Carroll(January 27, 1832 – January 14, 1898) was a mathematician,logician,photographer and an author. Not many people know that "Lewis Carroll" was in fact a psedonym. His real name was Charles Lutwidge Dodgson. He had also written a sequel to "Alice in the wonderland" called "Alice through the looking glass". Several of the poems in these books, mainly recited/ sung by the characters became popular. Most noted among these are "The Jabberwocky" and "Humpty Dumpty".

Lewis Carroll attended Christ Church, a college in Oxford University. It was there that he wrote the firsst book. Many say that the characters and some locations(the small door, the rabbit hole,and the garden) are inspired by real characters and places at Christ Church. There is one shop in Oxford which sells Alice memorabilia too.

Well, according to me the book is one of the best for young readers. Not only it has a sweet and exciting story,but it makes them more imaginative also.