Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Monday, December 29, 2008

Foggy Foggy Day

The most foggy day i have ever seen yet.. the most.. I mean there wasnt any scope for more fog.. 

It is awesome.

Gonna post pictures. Later

Friday, December 26, 2008

Year of the rat

2008 is coming to an end..

It has been a really funny year.. really ajeeb. unexplainable..
Started sad.. went down even lower.. 
and then when I had almost given up all hope on life I landed in Mumbai..
got surprised, surprised myself, lost sense, found sensibility..
Times after that hav mostly been disturbed by external events.. 
And now m living in a strange world. almost unimaginable for somebody who grew up shielded from terror and economic uncertainty

Ha

and it was supposed to be the year of the rat.. same as my birth year.. 

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Bakar

Once upon a time there was this small hamlet called Roseville.
A happy place where poeple lived farming, tending to their sheep, growing flowers and fruits.. 
The kids had ample of space and time to play. The women had enough time to gossip naughty tid bits at the village well and enough sensibility to not be malacious. The men liked to sing and dance. 
A happy community.

Then they heard of the nearby village being ravaged by a two faced monster called recession. The happy people got scared. They went to the village elders. Maybe they could help.

The elders listened to their problems. Smiled a little and said - Do not worry children. This monster only attacks the greedy and shortsighted ones.

End of story



Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Homesick :(

Another Christmas approaching.. With the Happy New Year not so far ahead. 
New Year eves hav always been special for me.. 

All four of us sitting together, cooking, eating, talking, laughing.. Enjoying the togetherness.. 
Wonderful experience. Sacrosanct. 
I used to shut out everybody else.. No calls taken, none made. 
yeah .. not even B'day wishes :)
And I dont regret that at all. 

Sadly I wont be that lucky this year.. :| 
Dont know what to do..
Damn it. Last time it happend I was in final year of college.. and we made it up with celebrating it later.

Anyways.. I was thinking of a new year wishlist.. Will keep on adding items to it.. 

1. Please make this slowdown go away.
2. A little peace. No attacks. (or wars)
3. ..

Eat.Pray.Love

Sunshine
Coffee
Music
A good book

Monday, December 22, 2008

A fight later

The thoughts in my mind today cannot be expressed in words..

More apt to be expressed as a melody than in any human language. And since I cant read or write music, I will try to explain it. 

Its a symphony
Begins with some vigorous violin
Piano
Drums
Some electrical music
A happy din
Which slowly turns into soft music.. with beats.. yeah beats..

Never ending.

Weekend was a breeze. Got the perfect pair that I was searching for.. Had the yummiest cheesecake.. 
and a good time.. more like a gud tyme
:D



Thursday, December 18, 2008

Why so scared ?

You know, one ideal role for me would be - playing cupid.(I said role.. !) 
Its a good position. Work would be highly satisfying (yeah). 
The in hand component would not be very high, but the benefits are great.(good opportunity to learn flying)
Work environment is good. (golden bows and arrows)
And the work is highly challenging. Very tough actually. Lots of obstacles.

Fact 1: Majority of the girls have a soft corner for a guy who professes his feelings for them.
Fact 2: Majority of the guys get scared ****less at the very thought of proposing a girl. The strong type merely experience profuse sweating ,increased hearbeats and an unexplainable stammering which eventually turns everything they say into incoherent rantings. Others avoid the girl with a 200 yard stick. 
Fact 3: The girls hate it when the guy acts cowardly - the pining-lover-who-doesnt-say-anything type. 

See.. lots of obstacles.. A really challenging job indeed.

Inference - If you like someone - go and tell them. Will make the job easier. 

:)

another list

cheesecake

and hugh grant..

yeah.. thats what..

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Of flicks and dropped candies

;)

Imperium got over.. 
So did Eleusis..
And thats that.

And.. once again we launched a mission to find a perfect pair.. didnt :) Found an awesome sweater for him instead.. Good find. 

What else.. good dinner.. Really good one actually. 

The best thing - Laughed a lot. 
And then.. yeah, as the title says - some flicks and dropped candy beans.. ;)

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Quiz, dance. tambola, dance, run

Tonight I danced in the best discotheque 
having the best ambience
the best lighting 

Under the stars..
Totally champu songs - the hawa hawa and chhamma chhamma types 

yeah.. Just another thing that you cant do anywhere else but in college :D
oh no I am not getting sentimental.. 

But.. yeah. i will sure miss it.

And I played the quiz master today. Another first for me.. :)
An easier set of questions would have suited the teams better. I thought I was easy already. 
Anyways.. it went fairly well.. Will sleep happliy now.
For now that is. Tomorrow is another day.

Lots to do.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Living every moment

Actually, I have observed that in such situations, I live in the moment.

Planning for very very short term..

Risky.

But effective.

And then..

There are people who talk
there are people who listen
and there are people who keep on talking

Why dont they ever understand.. 
SHUT YOUR PIEHOLES !!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

glub lub ub b..

I fell asleep in the library today.. ( for about 3 minutes)
Not a fact that I am proud of.

But I was tired. Really tired.

And m tired now. Wanna sleep. 

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Deadlines

"I love deadlines. I like the whoosing sound they make as they fly by."
Douglas Adams

Phew.. And the worst part is that there seems to be no cool down period till end of december !! 

Saturday, December 06, 2008

So how did I end up here?

Really.. how?

First of all let me state that I have come across some ultimately extraordinary people in my life. Somehow MNIT was full of them. There are a few (few) here too.. 
Now these are really talented, intelligent and thoughtful people. Those who have a mind of their own, and are capable of having genuine opinions and thoughts. 
But somehow, most of them (us??) are unsatisfied with their lives. Its not what we wished for and wanted. What went wrong? 
Did we dream beyond reality, or am I being too hasty in passing judgements? maybe in the longer run things will be as they are supposed to be. 
Everybody gets what they want..

yeah, right !! o_O

By the way.. I just came back from a 5 hour shopping trip. fruitless. Couldnt find a single pair that fits. Damn it. Just got the shoes today.
Most of the stores simply dont believe in storing formal wear for women! 
Shameless pigs !

Once



We did not eat in the restaurent with the lily leaves..
And he left early in the morning.. didnt get to see the beach in sunshine.

Bring back Shin Chan

Stanley Kubrick
Rubick's cube
Six sides of a die
Chinese checker
Chopsticks
Monk's
Expensive
Clean
lyzol (!)
RB
P&G
Head and Shoulder's
Dandruff
Bacteria ( Fungus??)
Lacto bacillus
Curd
marinate (yum :) )
Chicken
Food
Calories
Diet
Diet (parliament wala)
Japan (? pukka?)
Shin Chan (Bring him back)


Hm.. Bring back shin chan. Please..

If u think its not suitable for kids, then give him an 'A' ka rating..

I will miss him :(

Friday, December 05, 2008

..

Post exams emptiness.. Lots of work to do. But the momentum's missing :|
The new term begins on Monday. Doesn't feel so though. I still have to clear out last term's notes from my folder. I think I am going to stick to my loose pages notes practice. Feels grown up. yeah right.. I know I border on being totally nuts..

Watched a really stupid movie yesterday. Surprisingly enjoyed it. Not bad for a 4.6 on IMDB. And that is the first time I ever liked high cheek bones on a guy. He looked great. I guess that's where the business suit wearing semi-mobster look originated. :)

And yes.. we have almost dropped the idea for now. Arpita said it pains more in winters. So, later.. I gave it a lot of thought and found that I am not even sure I am going to like it. I guess I just want some change.. hehe.  But for now,  no piercings.. 

The decision to not go out for dinner was a conscious one. I know they are innocent. But, I just couldn't think of a reason to go. Tath is different. I know her. That's not the case here. I cant stand indifference anymore.

Daily ritual now: Pick up the newspaper, get even more angry and frustrated, throw it away.

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Strike five

Over with yet another exam..
yet another term..

And that means 5/6 ..

Mood still not at its best. I believe we should declare war. If not now, then when?

And yes.. a silent tribute to those innocent people who lost their lives..

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Tea with milk and a pinch of satire

Excellent lesson.. 
One of the most useful. (I hope I dont have to use it ever)

While I sip this cup of tea,
somewhere around - 

anger resides,
pretension thrives
memories of good times fade into a grey cloud

people joke and laugh
with anger within
smiling..

What more now?

Really disappointed..
She was right after all..

Nobody is a friend here.. You just have acquaintances.

Monday, December 01, 2008

Both sides

Tears and fears and feeling proud
To say I love you right out loud
Dreams and schemes and circus crowds
Ive looked at life that way

- Joni Mitchell'se 1969 song "Both sides now"
------------

And yes, despite all the guitar and songs and music around... I still have to write today's comp and ben paper. 
Yup exams still on.. :|


The day I nicked a guitar

Acquired : A six string
Learnt: sa ra ga ma
mastered: mmm .. nothing yet :D

And..

Chelsea lost :(

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Some cheer

A walk 

Some mindless useless jokes

Some chat

Some chai 

:)

hmm..

Exams begin today.
Had nego. Went well.

Other things - Not going so well. Mood on the downswing again :(

And believe me Busy+Sad is the worst combination possible.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Ups and Downs

Mood on a crazy rollercoaster ride today :(

But I did get better after we went to see him. Hmm.. my old office complex :) 
Cant stop myself from getting nostalgic.

One question remained.. Can we afford to be patient now? 

By the way Israel just offered their assistance because 7 Israeli nationals are among those who are still held up. 
An offer that we politely declined. 

Isnt this shameful enough? 



Thursday, November 27, 2008

I hope tomorrow is a better day

A gloomy day with strange weather.
No sun today. And december hasnt even begun!

My food routine hasgone for a toss again. Not hungry at meal times and keep on eating something 
every now and then. Almost finished that little pack of every flavour beans. Got licorice today.. That was yum. Reminded me of something. Saunf I guess. What do they call it in english?

And yes, watched "Lilo and Stitch" today.
Better now.

Falling

Something has gone terribly wrong with this world. All the time there is some or other news of gloom. Its becoming a permanent thing. 

What the hell is the matter with people ?
What do they want? 

Whatever they are doing is beyond the realm of logic and humanity. 
Destroying unsuspecting innocent human lives is the worst kind of sin in any culture/religion/geography.. Then who are these people ? 

Rot in hell you scumbags. 

maddy at night time

Adrenalin rush still on.. 

Couldnt sleep.



Wednesday, November 26, 2008

HR07 Girls cricket team :)

woohoo...

We went, we played, we had fun

oh chuck it..

we rocked

absolut awesomeness !!

To .. or not to ..

Every girl, regardless of occupation, interests or age, once in a while, behaves as the stereotyped girl. And enjoys it immensely. 
:) 

Yes.. M thinking of a haircut again. I vaguely remember myself declaring sometime ago that i wanted long hair.. Well.. the memory is pretty vague.. so :)

Well.. this is the regular kind of dilemma that comes every now and then. The other big question in front of me is pretty big. 
You see, I have always wanted to pierce my ears. Again I mean, so that i have two piercings in every ear. Since I have such a stupid small face, I guess a two studs would look better.

But being the idiota chui mui kind of girl that I am, I can never muster up the courage to actually take the plunge. Once, along with a friend, I even went to the piercing place(That tiny shop at MG Road with wonderful silver stuff) . But couldnt bring myself to cross the threshold. 

I dont think the plan is gonna succeed even this time. But then.. fantasizing never hurt anybody..

:D

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Dance with me

Wonderful song..

and lovely video..




Do try to spot table beats in the song..

Monday, November 24, 2008

The joys of learning

They write about it.
We have read about it.

But how often do we get to experience it? How often do you want the class to not end anytime soon?(Networking classes with Gaur sir was a different story altogether ;) )

But when it happens, it feels good. Really good.

The joy of learning.

And yes, as Gigi has already said a hundred times, I dont mention anything personal as far as possible. So wont write about you dear.. 
Thanks for being here though. 
It was good :)

And you Mr. T .. stop being a kid. Its high time now. 

Friday, November 21, 2008

TOW no name

Things change with time, and so do you. And often you dont realize it till something drastic happens and forces you to take note of yourself. 

Acceptance is a difficult task. Letting go of your ego is even more difficult. But ohh God, it so does take the burden off you. 

Touchwood.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Lesson


At times it is really difficult to practice what you preach. 

I wish forgiving was an easier task.

Please God.. I pray.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Ode to dhokla

:)

I love dhokla. 
specially the fried ones.

Well actually its khaman, but i really dont bother correcting these delhities.. Its ok to call it by any name as long as it tastes yummy. Which it does.

To dhokla.. the food of happy times.



And the surprise was a real surprise..

Went well..

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Yakka Foo Mob

2 kgs :D

And that too during a month of not gymming!!

Ahh.. I dont want to know the reasons.. as long as it stays off, I am happy :)

Monday, November 17, 2008

Dont forget to..

Rx

Take time to decide.

Learn from mistakes.

Be open to criticism.

Forgive and forget....

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Rosy Sunday..

Pehle toh.. I do not like classes scheduled on a sunday morning. Sundays are sacred.
Worse yet are sunday morning classes which get cancelled.. 
After you hav got up and shampooed :( 

Can you comprehend the sheer effort that goes into making yourself get up early on a sunday.. phew.

On the brighter side, I got up in time for breakfast and discovered that sunday menu is good indeed. 

And the newspaper, with a mug of coffee.. mm.. ultimate combination.

It isnt so bad. Hehe.


Yes, yesterday the vella me did something worthwhile.. Came across this cute simple tutorial about making paper roses.. 

http://dozidesign.blogspot.com/2008/05/paper-flower-tutorial.html

Doesnt even take a minute.

So, I thought.. Why not. And here they are :D




(Tushi/Bhave/Gigi/Rabiya/Jo - Can you identify the things other than these paper roses in the picture.. ?
Hint: Ritu wont know any of these. :D )

Saturday, November 15, 2008

melodious musings

Flute

:)

Yeah flute.. 

Next in line : A big Cello. As big as I am. 

Friday, November 14, 2008

Pretty pirouettes

Yippie.. 

We twirled, jumped around, threw hands in different directions and did some more pretty arbit things coming under the ambit of dance. 

But most importantly, we had fun. And it was awesome to be on stage with choreographed moves. 

Kala sha kala..

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Dancing queen.. err.. kings..

Watching guys dance is fun. I mean a real treat to the eyes..
They are so full of energy.. it wonderful.

Come to think of it.. My first crush.. was Nick.. from the Backstreet boys (yeah :| )
And it happend because of that stupidest song and the stupidest dance sequence.. You are my fire indeed.. :(

hmm.. Anyways.. the pattern didnt change much with time. One of my earliest crushes in college was a senior(initials R.S ;) ) .. Ohh he danced so well. It was awesome to watch him dancing on stage. He would never practice beforehand. And he looked absolute cutie glancing around and copying the steps.. right on the stage!! In competitions. :D [got over this crush really fast. Ran into him in the department.. not so much fun off stage ;) ]

and then.. there was the camaraderie party. saw ksh dancing.  I thought ohh wow.. what cool steps.. hehe.. Later on I found out those were the only ones he knew.. lols.. 

ok ok lets not move away fro the topic.. dancing guys.. hmm.. Have you seen those russian people jumping and twirling, or those tap dancers, or that supra awesome guy in that havana video.. In my next birth, I want to be reincarnated as a guy who dances. 

And yes.. 
Finally a choreographed dance on stage.. after almost 3 years :D 
And I still have 2 left feet.. hehehe

Lets see how it goes.. Will try to get the video. 


Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Resolutions to be kept.. or maybe not

I wouldnt just keep browsing the net when I have an assignment to complete.

I would at least glance at my slides once before making any presentation.

I would remember to return calls when promised.

One day, I would actually refer to the notes I make in the class.

I would not eat when I am not hungry.

I would not put posts until I really have something worthwhile to say.

Or..

Maybe not..

;)

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Indore Diary

Forget the earlier post :)

It was written in a state of tiredness and chronic lack of sleep.. I wasnt that cranky really.. :)

And Indore was good. Really. I loved the feel of small city after spending such long time in this metro (:O)  People were so friendly!! Even the shopkeepers.. What a welcome change.

And the college campus was beautiful. And big. Reminded me of our college.. ;)

And the train journey.. :D wow. Beautiful. I just loved stairing out of the window.. ohh yes, and there were so many kids in the compartment.. kids of all sizes and noise making capacity.. Felt nice.

:D



Thursday, November 06, 2008

Indore Post

Phew..

Well.. even though I am not really part of the race.. 

But still.. 

Not winning does feel like losing. 

:(

And .. 

Today was my first time on stage - as an actor. I was happy.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Jammies jam

ok.. first of all.. I never ever thought that we could have an all girls party here..

and secondly.. 

i didnt think it would be so much fun.

:D

Will post pics soon..

Saturday, November 01, 2008

When life gives you lemons..

So you have made some mistakes
and situations were unfair
things didnt go as you planned
people cheated
dreams crashed
..
..

And I say, "So what"!

Things happen
Deal with them
and yes.. Dont lose hope.

Never stop dreaming.



Thursday, October 30, 2008

An almost damp diwali

I cant think of a way to begin this post. 

Sadness often has this effect on me.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

After the apple

And Man knows it! Knows, moreover, that the Woman that God gave him

Must command but may not govern—shall enthral but not enslave him.

And She knows, because She warns him, and Her instincts never fail,

That the Female of Her Species is more deadly than the Male.

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Came across this exerpt on a friends page. Taken from a poem..

Friday, October 24, 2008

AOL : The Art of Laziness

Laziness is an art.

There are people who in their free time stay slouched in front of their televisions and stare into nothingness(literally). Some find excuses to not stir a limb, I bet they gather moss after a while. 

But then there are people - Experts who can take the art of lazying around to new levels - These poeple are students.

An unaccustomed eye would not be able to tell a lazying student from the one who is actually studying. They will always appear engrossed in work - any kind of work. Wont be free at any time of the day. 

And yet, at the end of the day the net output will be zero. 

And yes, some choose to spend their times blogging. 

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

मातृभाषा

आजकल में ही कहीं पढ़ा था- क्यों हम हिन्दी में कुछ लिखने से इतना कतराते हैं? क्यों एक विदेशी भाषा इतनी आसन लगती है? क्यों जब हम अपनी भाषा में लिखने की कोशिश किसी करते हैं, तो शब्द ही नही मिलते? ऐसा नही है की हमने हिन्दी पढ़ी नही. पढ़ी है, अच्छे से. और उस ज़माने में हिन्दी अच्छे से आती भी थी. फिर अब क्या हो गया? कोई जवाब है इसका?

Monday, October 20, 2008

Eye Tonics

It is hilarious the way that Indians behave in presence of foreigners. Specially if they are caucasians.

And more so if they are in India.. 

However, this particular blog does not cover reasons/repercussions of this trait of ours. Would do so in another post. In detail :D

Today I am going to talk about the so called eye-tonics currently on campus. Scientists have found out that when you see a person from a foreign race, the "danger/flee" part of your brain lights up as the first reaction. The signal for "no danger" comes a bit later. 

That does not explain anything at all. Anyways, the point that I wanted to make was, after a while the eye tonics lose their charm. 

You become used to them, see their flaws.. and suddenly they are not awesome anymore.

Hmm.. I liked things the way they were earlier. 
There was some motivation to attend classes :P

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Dont Hesitate

I've been spending way too long checking my tongue in the mirror
And bending over backwards just to try to see it clearer
My breath fogged up the glass
And so I drew a new face and laughed
I guess what i'ma saying is there ain't no better reason

To rid yourself of vanity and just go with the seasons
It's what we aim to do
Our name is our virtue


From the song - I am yours, Jason Mraz

Friday, October 17, 2008

Music and Lyrics

Wrote script for a role play today. Happy with my efforts.
:)

Lately I have started taking long walks. Alone. With music.
Absolutely love them. 
I had forgotten how much i love spending time with myself.
And how much i loved music.

Ok. If you love music too, try this. Listen to a good track.. Like say, Tiluk Kamod. Try to differetiate between each instrument. Its possible and takes very little effort. 
Listen to each of them separately. Ohh my God. Each and everry one of them is work of a genious. The guy who plays drums, the one who plays the tabla, the guitar, ohh... 
Makes you appretiate music at a whole new level.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Life

Life is never perfect, and love is never what you want it to be. 

Jerry Grant Blakeney

------------------------------------------

Nothing takes the joy out of living like thinking about it unnecessarily.

The Invitation

Tell me.

It doesn’t interest me what you do for a living.
I want to know what you ache for
and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart’s longing.

It doesn’t interest me how old you are.
I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool
for love
for your dream
for the adventure of being alive.

It doesn’t interest me what planets are squaring your moon...
I want to know if you have touched the centre of your own sorrow
if you have been opened by life’s betrayals
or have become shrivelled and closed
from fear of further pain.

I want to know if you can sit with pain
mine or your own
without moving to hide it
or fade it
or fix it.

I want to know if you can be with joy
mine or your own
if you can dance with wildness
and let the ecstasy fill you to the tips of your fingers and toes
without cautioning us to
be careful
be realistic
remember the limitations of being human.

It doesn’t interest me if the story you are telling me
is true.
I want to know if you can
disappoint another
to be true to yourself.
If you can bear the accusation of betrayal
and not betray your own soul.
If you can be faithless
and therefore trustworthy.

I want to know if you can see Beauty
even when it is not pretty
every day.
And if you can source your own life
from its presence.

I want to know if you can live with failure
yours and mine
and still stand at the edge of the lake
and shout to the silver of the full moon,
“Yes.”

It doesn’t interest me
to know where you live or how much money you have.
I want to know if you can get up
after the night of grief and despair
weary and bruised to the bone
and do what needs to be done
to feed the children.

It doesn’t interest me who you know
or how you came to be here.
I want to know if you will stand
in the centre of the fire
with me
and not shrink back.

It doesn’t interest me where or what or with whom
you have studied.
I want to know what sustains you
from the inside
when all else falls away.

I want to know if you can be alone
with yourself
and if you truly like the company you keep
in the empty moments.

- The Invitation, Oriah Mountain Dreame

Dream

Generally i dream about some of the weirdest stuff on the planet.. But today it was different.

I dreamt about teabags today. All shapes and types. And I was being really fussy about which teabag I wanted to buy.
Then I saw one, cute small and really elegant teabag. I wanted to buy it. But the shopkeeper said it is not a good one as it can only make half a cup of tea.
I still bought it.

That is when i woke up.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Regular rants and ramblings

Had an eventful day..

Morning class, Equis stuff, library, latest edition of NG, a lovely lovely long walk with excellent music...

And now.. I plan to study.. Plan to.

Out of boredom and love (of shopping)

"Time is money"

A lesson I learned firsthand yesterday.

Had some TIME at hand.

Went window shopping.

Bought stuff (a gorgeous stylish poncho. A li'l early for that.. but hey.. the thing is made for me.. Absolutely loved it)

Ended up spending MONEY.

But I love the poncho.. I wish winters come soon....

Monday, October 13, 2008

Underslept.Overworked

I got almost no sleep tonight. As a result could not put on my lenses. Felt like an owl in the class.. droopy eyes in glasses..
Went around half of what can only be called a dirt basket, i.e Gurgaon..

Got tired.. So went shopping :) UCB has sale. Got a sweater..

I swear.. shopping helps.

And yes, stole the title from Hasan's blog I follow the good practice to mention references :D

Friday, October 10, 2008

Rain and Rahman

Awesome video.. 
Disclaimer by the creator : Purely made for fun !!


True Calling

What is your true calling?
What do you wish you were doing? A job which will truely satisfy you?

I think I know.. Well almost. I want to be a dress maker. For girls :) Guy dresses are boring.
The one experience I had is enough for me to know.

Now that I cant, I hereby promise myself that I would at least pursue it as a hobby.

And I have a sore throat and tonsils. :( 
Why do I always fall sick at weekends ?

Saturday, October 04, 2008

Various shades of grey

Life is not all black and white at all..
Nothing is perfect and nobody can be entirely wrong.

And never ever forget it.




Thursday, October 02, 2008

Redefining Crap


I love Abhishek Bacchan. Really, I do.

And after watching Drona, I have started respecting him. It must have taken a lot of courage to act in such a movie. Only the most confident of the lot can dare to be a part of such pityful sucking piece of bollywood crap.

To start with, the story itself is stolen (inspired?) from the Da Vinci Code. With very disappointing results. 
Some movies waste good actors, but this one - misuses them. I cant comprehend why the Bacchan mother-son duo agreed to act in this one. 

Another great actor - KK Menon has been reduced to a C grade villain. His character obviously has some unresolved childhood issues - he is obsessed with babytalk and is surrounded by puppets.

The only saving grace of the movie is the Junior B himself - when he is not talking, because the dialogues are aweful. Whatever happens, he looks great in those white sequin studded funny costume - as edible as ever :)

But I wish he doesnt chose such movies in future.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Of lists and lovelies

I have nothing on my agenda today.. well a couple of things which wont take more than 2 hours.. So today is a breather. And I dont know what to do now.

Tushi always says that I like making lists. Well I do. And thats it.. I just love making lists. I dont always follow them :)

I had a good morning. Talked to a couple of old friends. It feels great to have even a couple of words - a hello. You know, with some people how it doesnt matter how long you have not talked? The connection you have with them is so strong that it does not need periodic doses of communication. 
Its a bit like unconditional love - Unconditional friendship.

You just know, you dont have to say it. 

Well here's to you my lovelies - my people

Monday, September 29, 2008

Tired

Exhausted !!

Just came back from a 15 hour shift  :( 

God ! I dont remember how I used to endure (and enjoy) such long hours when I was actually employed. 

It must have something to do with the unending supply of coffee I am sure 

:D

Imagine

Imagine there's no Heaven 
It's easy if you try 
No hell below us 
Above us only sky 
Imagine all the people 
Living for today 

Imagine there's no countries 
It isn't hard to do 
Nothing to kill or die for 
And no religion too 
Imagine all the people 
Living life in peace 

You may say that I'm a dreamer 
But I'm not the only one 
I hope someday you'll join us 
And the world will be as one 

Imagine no possessions 
I wonder if you can 
No need for greed or hunger 
A brotherhood of man 
Imagine all the people 
Sharing all the world 

You may say that I'm a dreamer 
But I'm not the only one 
I hope someday you'll join us 
And the world will live as one 

- Lyrics - Imagine by John Lennon

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Dont

I am incorrigible. 

I know I cant handle horror movies, scary sci fi shows, all that violence etc. And yet, I watched 2 episodes of heroes. Alone. At night. 

Result - Couldnt sleep :( 
I finally slept at 4.30 or 5  i guess. So, the first thing i did after getting up was shift+delete all those scary shows..
Hope I remember the lesson and not repeat the mistake again.

Anyways, weekend again !!
:D

Plans for today... not really sure. And i love it. Will try to finish off the work soon and have the evening all for myself. hmm.. that would be nice :)

Happy Weekend !

Smiles are contagious

Remember when I talked about making tiny little changes in people's lives that makes them perhaps a bit happier?

Most probably not. Because I havent talked about it yet. 

In pune, I used to take the bus to the office. My agenda for the 30 minutes ride would be to make one person-  smile. I did succeed most of the times. And it just takes a flick and a smile on your part. Really easy.

And it makes you happy. Used to set the tone for the day. 

=)


Sunday, September 21, 2008

Inner peace

Inner peace.. 
inner peace
inner peace
inner peace
..
.

Remember the scene from the flick Kung Fu panda where master Shi Fu (poor soul) keeps chanting "inner peace" and drifts further and further away from it?

Why is it so difficult? All it calls for is that one stops worrying about all the worldly troubles and problems.. And since one knows that worrying never helped anyone, it shouldnt be so tough right?

Wrong !

At least for the majority of us. The simplest of pleasures that comes so naturally to a child, is rare, elusive for us. Dimagh dukh jaya karta hai soch soch ke...

Inner peace.. inner peace.. inner peace..

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Wishful thinking

i hoped

that things were different
that there were no lies
no hurt nor pain

that a good gesture
need not have a hidden motive

and that people grow up
and retain childhood innocence

that everyone had enough food and shelter 
and nobody killed each other anymore

no bombs, no screams,no noise, no silence
everybody sang and danced together

that i grew up to be an artist
making money was neither important nor tough

that a person was not judged by what he wears or looks like
that losing weight was not difficult

that i had a time machine
and an audi (in matching colors)
and knew how to drive it

Friday, September 19, 2008

Got drenched again and.. uhh..

Its funny how often I fall into the trap of the Halo Effect.

And I regret and resolve not to get biased even one more time. [yeah kind of like the promise I made to myself back at MNIT never to visit the gym again. No wait.. not that]

But I could have been right this time. We never found out. Yes, of course it sounds cruel.

Anyways. No harm was done.

:)

And thats that

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Confessions of a silly mind

I think its high time I admitted something really foolish..

In fact I have just realized it and its .. funny and silly.. I am infatuated with the british(or the so called/potrayed in movies) countryside. Totally. Yeah i know, I am saying all this from what i have gathered watching movies and reading books. But still..

Oh.. Its so silly.. Its like i am ageing backwards and subsequently my brains are getting reduced to that of a teenage schoolgirl.

haha.. that would be fun of course.

(Gigi dear.. I am so sorry.. I tried writing abt what u said. I cant. You see, I am still a schoolgirl. Have a lot of growing up to do.)

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Little drops of water

And finally I did it.

Got drenched in rain. Puposefully of course(and loved it)

MDI campus positively blooms during rains. Looks heavenly (ok.. almost heavenly)

All I need now is a hot cup of tea. or two..

Monday, September 08, 2008

Back..




And the khandvi pic that I said I will post..

Friday, September 05, 2008

While the Sun shines

The first thing that came to my mind as I woke up this morning was that I have only one more day here !!

I really really really dread going back to college. I do :(
Dear God, please make the nest 5 months go by real quick. Please.

And I made khandvi today. Khandvi is a Gujarati dish. And it turned out to be okay.. (Took pictures as a proof. Will post them when I get back.. hehe)

Thursday, September 04, 2008

A big and blue sky

It rains here. A lot.

The rain Goddess is like a bright, shiny, happy girl who doesnt care for schedules.. Hence the happy bright kind of rain and not the dark and gloomy variety.



And the sky is so big and blue. If only I could carry some of this back to college. sigh.. :)






Tried out my culinary skills again. And just for the records -i did okay. which means it wasnt burnt, overly salty or soggy or spoilt in other numerous ways possible.



And today I cycled all around the neighbourhood. felt nice, really nice. I guess it must be at least 10 years since I cycled.

Lovin it.

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Of Nimbus and Airbus

Finally here.. again.
This time I made the journey all alone =) and quite well I should add.

Found excellent avenues to dine(ohh ok, breakfast), see and shop. Met interesting people and learnt equally interesting things (for e.g. I should be a Sri Lankan and could be a model : )

Went for a hike today. A place called Labi. There is a small waterfall and a 2 km hike before that. It was a picnic- all Indian families. And as usual, towards the end, people started playing antakshari !! I let everybody down (i am the freshest arrive from India, they expected me to be fluent in bollywood songs) by not coming up with even a single song :) I m not too good at this.

As a punishment i was made to sing a solo.. Yeah I know. It was horrible.
What's even funnier is that one person, the good sport he is (bless him), he even danced to the song !! Believe me, it was good fun.

Needless to add, the trek was awesome. Untouched rain forests. I collected some leaves. And sadly they got spoiled since i forgot to take them out of my jeans pocket. Anyways, what reamins is the memory. And that i have.

More to come. :)

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

And thats 4 out of 6 :)

Yippiee... exams over.

ok ok so they got over yesterday and the euphoria has somewhat abated..
But so what... the fact remains that we have successfully completed 4 terms out of 6.
:D

Spent the night with two old friends. She didnt scold half as much as I deserved.
And I feel so much better now. I know I can be a terrible person at times but.. I need to improve. Will. Promise.

Gotta shop today. That would be fun.
And its wierd being up so early. I dont know what to do now.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Tidbits from here and there

Its Happy Bday time.. :) of my favorite Deity.. The coolest and the most awessome one.

Exams going one.. 3 down, 4 to go. And ohh my God, I wrote so much today.. It was insane.. I took two extra sheets and my handwriting was so bad I was ashamed of myself. but then, had to keep up the speed.

And I miss MNIT so much. Specially during this time. it was so much more fun there. :

We had the Dahi Handi here in the hostel in the morning. yeah I wonder why they chose that time. People were not even up. But, I do love it so much. Saw it once in Pune. Too bad I missed it this time.

And I have started making a list of all the stuff I have to buy. And this time I will remember to carry the list with me when I go shopping..

:)

Friday, August 22, 2008

A good morning

Had breakfast in bed(got it myself of course..i guess then it doesnt qualify. does it?), with newspaper and while it was drizzling outside. Excellent combination. I love the drizzle breeze. Cool and .. foresty. hmm.. i guess it does remind me of Nazira.

In this feeling of well being, I decided to miss the class :D
Well.. one can afford such luxuries at the end of the term if your attendance is not in the threat zone.

Exams starting tomorrow. Its strange. With each term, we are getting used to exams. So much so, that the rigor(!) during exams is much less than that during regular classes. A far cry from the first term when I developed muscle cramps from stress.

Looking forward to 28th. Not even a week left now.
:)

Thursday, August 21, 2008

All 's right in the world

Got up late today.. Really late.
and ahh.... It feels so wonderful..

The best sleep is the one you get after the alarm goes off.

Gives you the same feeling that you get while eating something you ought not too(mmm those luxurious chocolate cakes,sizzling brownies is my sin food) or nick food ( hehe.. yeah you NMP n EMP uncles) even if you are eventually going to give it away to some classmate hungrier than thou.

Yeah.. so, the point I wanted to make was that I am happy.. coz I slept. :)

Hope i retain this happy feeling. We have two quizzes scheduled today. : Gotta study now.

Tomato salad

Next time when you find youself with some tomatoes(either of toh-mah-to or to-meh-to), olive oil, some oregano and some pepper powder, stop doing whatever you are and follow my advice.

Slice the tomatoes in regular salad style, spray some olive oil, oregano and sprinkle salt and pepper powder..

Eat it. You wont regret..

And then, you may resume doing whatever you were doing.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Neeu

And I forgot to mention my new green kurta. it absolutely rocks..

I love fabindia.

:)

Musings

As usual, i was thinking, contemplating, analysing things totally unrelated to me.

Today, I was thinking about popular books. Now, I consider I enjoy reading two kinds of books.. or rather, i enjoy them at two levels. One are the ones which are deeper, more intense and intellectual.. In simpler words - serious fiction like say Marquez, Gibran.
The other one would be light reads like Segal, Koehlo. Lighter ones like Christie and Sheldon.
Or my childhood favorite.. yeah Enid Blyton.

Enid Blyton was voted Britain's most popular author of all times. Above Rowlings. Might be something to do with the sheer volume of books she wrote (which i loved. and still have a soft corner for), or maybe britishers do love her more. if somebody asked me, I wouldne be able to rate them. I feel its cruel. Each one of them (the list had Roald Dahl, Tolkein, Christie, Austen) is unique in their own way. Come on now, its unfair.

Yeah, so back to my musings. Thinking about Enid Blyton always makes me think about one thing - A hearty meal. And a thoroughly english one (any comments Bhave?? She never mentioned the bland fish an chips)having bacon and eggs, cup cakes, juice, sandwiches, steaks and so on.. (Might be something to do with the fact that I missed breakfast today. Was realllly hungry in the class). Think about it. Dont you remember that ? She used to mention food everywhere. And.. i m hungry again..

Food time now..

Monday, August 18, 2008

Tea or Coffee

My brother says I am addicted to coffee.

And I say -Whats wrong with starting your day with a nice cuppa and maybe having a cup or two more during the day.


See what happened today. I decided to go with tea instead of my regular cup of coffee. And I was almost snoring during the class. I could barely keep my eyes open!!


Never, never again am I going to repeat this.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Essentials and non essentials

According to MKS, Essentials are those things in life that shape your life. Like your attitude towards difficulties, work, people skills, sanity, rational, ability to love ( yes.. not everybody is able to love unconditionally), ability to trust, optimism..

And essentials are what one should focus on. Rest everything follows..

But the problem is that even though people kind of know this, seldom does anybody follow the principle.

And, I cant tell them to. You see, i am not yet fully qualified to confront people i love. I am still learning.

And yes, as i discovered recently.. The affection I have for some people is one sided. It kind of bothered me for a while.. But then.. I know my essentials..

:D

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

A day full of .. everything

up and down and low and high..

seriously..

what a day..

full of dissappointments, excitement, amusement, giving support, getting support, disillusionment, revelations .. what not..

And in the end.. it all comes down to one thing.. trust.. and of course love.

I pray.. and I pray for everyone..

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Blanked out - again

This time for a split second, and decided to play along..
It was fun.

Kind of funny it was - the expressions on their faces..

At times i think i should stop doing this.
People are not to conduct experiments upon..

But then, I only make them laugh, and maybe think for a while.. As a principle, I never ever harm anybody..

Surely nothing is wrong in that.. Right??

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Room with a view

I should have done this some time time ago.
This year, the room I got, has a wonderful view from the window. An all green view. Take a look..



And while we are at it..
Look at some of these products of vellagiri as well..

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Awesome mausam

Folks.. Saawan at its peak..
Lots of rains, greens everywhere, birds and squirrels..
:D

So, to join nature's celebration, I decided to wear my shocking pink shirt to the class today..

And once again people expressed their discomfort. Rather too verbally i guess..

Hehe

Gonna do it again :D

And yes, I bought a fountain pen today.. Its a rather cuter version of what we used to have.. And its pink as well..

Monday, August 04, 2008

Dharma & Greg

Truely in love with the series..

Head over heels..

Saturday, August 02, 2008

Riches of the world..

Came across this at Prof. Madhukar's blog.

It was written by Shekhar Kapoor for his daughter..

My wealth lies more in the faliures of my life than my succeses. My wealth lies in people I have known and lost. My wealth lies in the pain and the heartache of living.

My wealth lies in the memories of those moments of love that were given to me. And given by me. But my wealth also lies in letting those joyous moments and people go.

My wealth lies in all those unfullfilled dreams. In all those longings that aroused my passions. My wealth lies in all the passions I have ever felt and expressed. And those not expressed.

My wealth lies in every moment of guilt that I carry for actions done or imagined. That burden too is my wealth.

My wealth lies in every breath that I have ever breathed. Each imbued with doubts and questions and hopes and dreams. And fears.

All this wealth I bequeath to you. For you to squander to the winds..

TOW-out any title 2

Among all the things I dislike, the one I dislike most is being cheated.
And that too by a person who claimed to be your friend angers me more than any thing else.

I believe that even if you are not on talking terms with a person, that doesnt mean you forget to be civil to them.

No situation justifies cheating, lying and bad mouthing anybody.

Absolutely none.

But then again, I am blessed to have enough sanity to brush these tiny incidents aside and get on with life.

A silent walk to collect and recollect my thoughts is what I need now. [Hmm.. Agenda for this evening :)]

Friday, August 01, 2008

Devi

Sunahu tat yeh akath kahani,
Samajhau banat, na jaat bakhani.

And then she begins narrating stories. Stories about women.

About women who were wronged.
About women who found the courage to stand for their believes.
Women who rebeled.
About those who wrote their own rules and were brave enough to be burned for it. With unmistakable twinkle of pride in their eyes.
About the women who suffered and survived. On their own terms. Who gained strenghts and proved that a woman wronged is the most fearsome power on earth.
About Shakti..

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Friendship

nice video..




Sinfully blissful

Out of all the things I have fallen for, the one I am gonna fall for again is a mouthful of a rich delicious chocolate cake..


It does something sinister to the brain.. makes it go totally haywire..


Its futile trying to resist another mouthful..




But then.. Why shud one resist??

Madhushala

Got hold of a truely awesome rendition of Bacchan's masterpiece by the great Manna De..

yeah.. a lyrical fiesta..

From Godiva to Marmalade..

Would the latter exist without the former??

But then would the world be what it is without Godiva ? Probably yes..
Or maybe not..

Lady Godiva - The first feminist, who walked (rode?) on the earth even before the term was coined.
And so different from the bra burning variety of yesteryears..

And before anybody bothers me again with why feminism and yada yada, one should get their facts right.

that feminism is not about being against men, its being for women.

Dil se..

Some people have God's gift

and then

some are God's gifts sent to us..


One of those rare gems is Allah Rakha Rehman.


yeah yeah.. I know..


I just felt like stating it once more..


:)


Ahh... la música es alimento para la mente


Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Random..

he was a heavy drinker

yet died of thirst

his friends had abandoned him

Thursday, July 24, 2008

And then..

Life goes on

Everybody is having these flashes of memories, bittersweet, now and then, all the time..

Some talk about it
Some prefer to listen
And some keep on thinking..

To each his own.

And collectively we hold together, in bits and pieces, bracing each day, helping each other out..

We never needed His blessings more than we do now.

I pray to Him,

for him,

for the people

for us.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Edna

Once upon a time, there was a little girl called Edna.

She could see the air flowing,

Just as you and I can see water flowing.

But that didnt help her breathing problem.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Wishes..

Once again I wish I could write music..
Or play an instrument..

I am absolutely smitten by the theme from the movie Love Story..

Its so soothing and soulfull..

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Did He ?

For a change I was studying some while ago [exams approaching you see :) ]


Hmm.. so it was supply chain that I was breaking my head over.

And as it happens everytime, my splendid mind wandered :D


Did God ever intend to have so many tiers/ middlemen between Him and us ?

Did he want us to follow rigid and elaborate rituals ?

Does he believe in janam patri and stuff?


Doesnt loving all His creation make more sense?


Friday, July 11, 2008

Faith

Faith is a tricky thing indeed.

You either have it or you dont.

=)

The Relevence of Mugging-Up Act, 2008

bewilderment - despair - utter despair - gross indifference

thats the range I go through

Monday, July 07, 2008

Thou shalt not..

I was quite taken aback when I came across the following message in a mall at Noida yesterday..

"Do not lean against the ailing"

A split second later I realized the "R" had dropped off from the original message which was "Do not lean against the Railing"

:)

Friday, July 04, 2008

Iko Iko

Listen a fast paced music track at half its speed...

how does it sound?? Can u still recognise it?

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Romantic fixation



A couple of days ago I saw the movie Pride and Prejudice. Ever since I havent been able to shake off the image of Mr. Darcy. ohh... he is so handsome, serious, passionate yet silent types..





I keep ranting on and on about him. I am afraid I have bored my friends with his talks ( yeah.. even guy friends..)



Watched the movie again just now. It must have been the only movie I have voluntarily watched again. Alone. With the sole purpose of drooling over a guy.




See.. I even made a collage of his pics.. my drool tool.. (no dirty connotations plz)


Ohh.. how I wish I could go to the era of quiet life, when you didnt have to study for so long, work didnt eat up so much of your time, people were at their disposal to talk, to take long walks, lived in quiet countryside... When romance could be a reality..





I have always believed I was born in the wrong era..





And now I am sure..

Monday, June 30, 2008

adding on...

And I forgot to mention..

Manu made us all proud.. (got it.. yeah !!)

and

We indulged in the biggest capex(yet!!)

Touchwood

:D

Hair woes

I am angry at my hair ..


Its neither curly, nor straight..


nor does it have enough strength to hold a style if I get it set !! (I call it characterless)


And God only knows why I have cut it so short !!


ohh how i wish....

Saturday, June 28, 2008

And there it was..

round the corner..
waiting to be discovered.. patiently

I found it on a lazy idle saturday.
(with a little help from Mother nature.. wonderful delightful weather u know ;) )

peace of mind..

A free weekend

Just what I was craving for since last 3 months.. A weekend without any travel plans, meetings, appointments etc. etc..
Since end of march I havent had a weekend when I havent travelled.. All of them ( well ok, some were only from Mumbai from Thane.. but then it took me 2 hours !!)

And now that I have it, I am at a loss as to what to do. had planned to indulge in drawing and make some things for my room. Its only friday night, and I have already done it!!

Am also rather happy with what I made.. :)
Enjoyed :D

hmm.. But now.. 2 more days :

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

TOW-out any title

And nothing tanglible to write as well..

I need some more time to gather my thoughts. And form an opinion.
Its necessary...

I will be shameless and chaat enuf to call it - strategy formulation
:)

But I need to do it anyways..

Monday, June 23, 2008

the theory of relativity


no no.. dont get scared. M not about to rant about e = mc2

:)


I am about to talk about one of the most obvious yet mysterious facts.


or maybe I wont..


coz its just a matter of time.


And it will always be so.


Friday, June 20, 2008

knowing me knowing you

everybody claims to know me so well..

earlier it was funny.

now its just moronic

do i humour them or correct them?

can i ??

:)






poets of the fall

and i tried to understand

but couldnt

maybe i have lost it

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Psycho files - part 1

Statement 1 : People are only as good as they behave
Statement 2: The same person can be good for some and bad for others

Conclusion:

People are not good or bad. They are just people. its the relationships.
Relations are either good or bad. That is how a person who can only be described as self centered in one relationship can turn into the most amicable one in other circumstances.

I was really surprised at some of the experiences i heard. I am going to have a nice time trying to spot people telling the truth. It will be fun.

Next time somebody asks my hobby, i am going to tell them the truth - I watch people.

:)

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Mumbai mullings.. (since "Mumbai Blues" does not rhyme)

Mumbai masti is coming to an end..

nd i have mixed feelings.. Loved it here..

I had one of the most memorable weekends ever. Those weeks - starting with a monday full of happy afterthoughts. Three days - tuesday, wednusday and thursday somehow flying away while i wait for friday. And friday- spent planning( plans that never materialized :) thankfully.. )

And then came the weekend.. those glorious 2 days..
sigh.. it wont ever be the same again..

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Nice read

Got this as a forward.. Read for a few laughs.
------------------------------------
An old man lived alone in Minnesota. He wanted to spade his potato
garden, but it was very hard work. His only son, who would have helped
him, was in prison.

The old man wrote a letter to his son and mentioned his situation:

Dear Son,

I am feeling pretty bad because it looks like Iwon't be able to
plant my potato garden this year.
I hate to miss doing the garden, because your mother always loved
planting time.
I'm just getting too old to be digging up a garden plot. If you were
here, all my troubles would be over. I know you would dig the plot for
me, if you weren't in prison.

..Love, Dad

Shortly, the old man received this telegram:
"For Heaven's sake, Dad, don't dig up the garden!! That's where I
buried the GUNS!!"

At 4 a.m. the next morning, a dozen FBI agents and local police officers
showed up and dug up the entire garden without finding any guns.

Confused, the old man wrote another note to his son telling him what
happened, and asked him what to do next.

His son's reply was:
"Go ahead and plant your potatoes,Dad..................
........ It's the
best I could do for you from here."

Life happened

Just when I had given up all hopes..

And i ended up amazed, content, happy, crazier and loved..

and loved it.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Time of my life

Both good and bad

Really - Irony is the way of life..

It amazing what all I am capable of doing.
M thinking of having my middle name as "Crabtree".. the way I switch from one emotion to other. I just wish I remain honest to each one of them..


I’m going deaf, you’re growing melancholy.
Things fall apart, I don’t know why we bother at all.
But life is good and it’s always worth living at least for a while.

If I could do just one near perfect thing I’d be happy.
They’d write it on my grave, or when they scattered my ashes.
On second thoughts, I’d rather hang around and be there with my best friends,

I know they want me ( a little deviation from the Belle and Sebastian thingie)

:)

Monday, May 26, 2008

blanked out

only if i could turn back time..
5 years..

Monday, May 12, 2008

Mumbai Airport woes

Mumbaikars have a pretty good, honest image among most of us. And it is correct upto a certain extent. Well, not so if you are at the airport. Be ready to be fleeced by the taxiwallahs here.

A bunch of them are honest about the fact that they charge you extra. However, if you happen to ask for a taxi with meter fare.. they literally take you for a ride. Happened with me today morning.
A uniform clad security person (apparently) approached me and said - madam meter se jaana hai kya? I said yes and he directed me to a taxi parked there. The taxi took me to worli old passport office as i had asked. But wait, the meter read 180 which amounted to 380 bucks !! Now any person who has lived in mumbai will know it is more than double the appropriate amount.

It is downright cheating and shameful for the honest mumbai ..

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

A month in mumbai

wooohh....

And ironically yesterday was the most rotten day yet. traveled alone in local train, taxi, walked on roads so damn crowded they can give canned tuna a close competition.

Past month has been ... I dont know.. i dont have a word for it - upsetting ? enlightening ? happy ? tragic ? I dont know. I have found time to think. I thought and found I have made some funny mistakes which are probably gonna stick with me throughout my life.
I found I dont have to take so seriously all the time. There is nothing time cant heal.
There is nothing on earth that can parallel being close to ur loved ones.

And yes.. once again i found THE truth of life - It is tough to shed weight !!

well.. doodle along guys..

Have fun

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

HR Summers Party

Finally, we had the much awaited HR summers party..
Funny timing if u ask me.. here we are neck deep in projects and with the exams approaching and with most of us headed home for Holi this weekend.. but we went.. and we danced..
and we danced..

It was fun..

And I also learned one more thing today.. What looks like a hppy twosome on the surface need not be so. And it always helps to talk..

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Consider this..

Thats me in the corner,
thats me in the spot...

I thought that I heard you laughing,
thought that I heard you sing.

Why do relationships become oh so complicated??
As long as I have my sanity, I am ok..
I have always been ok.( Plz Mr. joker, let this one be :) plz.. )

But are you?
It takes a lot to be brave.. I know..

Just try once.
(This incidently is my 100th post)

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

I run for life !




We have all been running.


All the time, all the way.


You may stop for a while, take a breath. But then you have to run again.


Some are running for things they desire,


some from things they dread..


And some dont even know where they are headed.




Most of us dont even understand the system.


Those who do, step out..


And those who dont, carry on..








Sunday, March 09, 2008

What?

These are the days, it never rains but it pours..

its the terror of knowing what this world is about
watching some good friends screeming let me out..

:0

laugh like u never knew sorrow
live like there's no tomorrow

and you shall live.. a life worth living

Friday, March 07, 2008

End of an era

They closed down Appu Ghar on 17th Feb 2008. I know their logic holds good - an amusement park from the pre liberalization era had become too obsolete in today's ultra modern- european themed parks.
But for people like me who grew up in the 90's, Appu Ghar held an iconic place. As kids we used to discuss its handful of rides. And mind you, I grew up in Ahmedabad, hundreds of miles away from the capital. Whenever somebody came back from a visit to Delhi, we usually serenaded her/him with requests for narrating the experiences. So much so that we could practically count and recount the rides without having visited Appu Ghar even once.

I finally did get a chance to visit it when I was about 12. It was every bit as promised. I still have fond memories of the bhoot bangla and the small clay modelling toy that mom would not buy for me.


What was once a heaven for kids( and for grown ups too i presume. Who doesnt like to have fun?) would now give way for the metro project. And an extention of the supreme court's premesis. But Appu Ghar will live in our memories.

Forever.

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Placement party

dum dum dum de de dum

dee da dee da de
dee da dee da dee da dee da dee da

:)

p.s. : Dance ~ nirvana :)

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

FPD 0

delightful..
nd tiring

:)

and delightful

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Aaannchoooo........ *o*

I was sneezing througout the PM exam today..
damn it.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Photography time :D

I have always been more active in everything other than studies. And these activities reach their peak during exam time :D
During last exams i remember making and putting up posters in my hostel room.
I have planned room layouts, designed dresses, written poetry ( read poetry), drwan pictures, etc etc during exams.
This time I took up photography. Took pictures of my campus. mm well.. not the campus sctually.. Just some flowers. The best part of winter if u ask me.
Anyways.. winters are going so i decided to take the pics before the flowers go too.
Posting some of them here..


























Saturday, February 16, 2008

Exams :(

What a sham..
We have a supposedly open book exam where we cant bring books.. Only notes.. And that too hand written !!
to top it off its bloody 13 chapters..




Aaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhh..




And the subject is plain boring stupid.


I dont like exams !

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

The weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeek..

its the v week again.. ugh..

na na dont get me wrong guys.. I am totally for the various displays of love/affection (public/private/protected)..

its just that why only one day?
and why shud somebody else decide when shud i let my loved ones know about the depths of my affection for them??

In fact people shud be free to chose their own V days.. as for me i would like to celebrate mine on the first day of spring(yeah m still stuck on spring :D)






anyways.. Happy Valentine week to everybody.. may you discover your true love and live happily ever after.. and blah blah




blah

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Jhoom barabar jhoom

Hellos amigos..

Me is not saying this .. its the leitmotif in fashion.. the whole universe (its a figure os speech dearie.. U dont have to take it literally) is filled with this chant..

=)


Ok Ok.. Let me explain.. I think Spring is coming =)

Yippie.. yeah.. It was sunny today.. Hurrah Hurrah.. And some more Hurrah..


I have this incredibly irritating habit of not writing everything..

Let me fill in in short :

Kerala Trip
Gigi got married. We went. The trip was beautiful (an understatement actually). met some wonderful people there - Hasan, Clint, Kumar and tath.. didnt feel I was meeting them for the first time though :) .. You know these annual trips are like some kind of tonic for me.. Whenever i am down or something , i just remember the trip and voila - happy again :)
My BDay
Yup. I turned 24 yesterday. Had a wondersul time. Most wonderful experience kal was something that reinforced my belief in the cosmic joker. When i thought everything was about to be ruined.. Things started falling into place and whoo.. they did. thank you Bhagwaanji..
And well.. thats much of it.
\(*_*)/


Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Chill chill go away

Its too cold today..
really really cold..
Google says there is more to come in the week ahead.. aaaaaaaaaaaahhh

Have a look at these snapshots of our campus taken by a batchmate ( the Before and After effect)


I didnt take any notes in the law class today morning because I couldnt take my hands out of the gloves..
God has a funny way to make us "Chill Out"

Monday, January 21, 2008

Be Patient and Kind


Its so funny.. yet true.


I had known it all along and preached about it endlessly..


And had not been practicing it..


Hurt so many people and myself..


and I thank God for making me see again.


I thank God for making me believe.. in Him


and in love..

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Northern sky


I never felt magic crazy as this

I never saw moons knew the meaning of the sea

I never held emotion in the palm of my hand

Or felt sweet breezes in the top of a tree

But now you're here

Brighten my northern sky