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.