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.


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


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 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,

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


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


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