Monday 24 September 2007

we are the champions ...


24th september 2007 ... the day India won the first 20-20 world cup .. yayyy ...
in a country where cricket is much more than just a game .. its a craze.. a religion .. a faith followed by millions.. a game which a nation swears by ... it was simply amazing to watch India and Pakistan in the final game .. the two nations who share a history .. when they play its not just a game its a WAR ... and this a war INDIA won ..its going to be celebrations all the way :D
i am not a avid follower of the game but then this was a game i could'nt miss .. and it was totally worth watching .. may India have many more such wins ...
cheers to the men in blue !!!

Sunday 23 September 2007

thank you mom..

below is a poem my mom gave me .. she read it in some news paper . its really touching .. thank you mom ..
Do you know how much you mean to me ?
As you grow into what you will be .
You came from within ,from just beneath my heart
Its there you'll always be though your own life will now start.
You're growing so fast it sends me awhirl,
With misty eyes i ask , where's my little girl?
I know sometimes to you i may seem harsh and so unfair,
But one day you will see , i taught you well because i care.
The next few years will so quickly fly,
With laughter and joy ,mixed with a few tears to cry.
As you begin your growth to womanhood,
This fact you must know, you ll always be my source of pride
No matter where you go ,you must stand up tall and proud,
Within you feel no fear
For all your dreams and goals sit before you very near.
With god's love and the world by its tail
You'll always be my winner and victory will prevail.
For you this poem was written with help from above
to tell you in a rythm of your Mother's heartfelt Love !

Sunday 9 September 2007

numb...

numb is an awesome song by linkin park ... here goes the lyrics ...

'm tired of being what you want me to be
Feeling so faithless lost under the surface
Don't know what you're expecting of me
Put under the pressure of walking in your shoes
(Caught in the undertow just caught in the undertow)
Every step that I take is another mistake to you
(Caught in the undertow just caught in the undertow)

I've become so numb I can't feel you there
Become so tired so much more aware
I'm becoming this all I want to do
Is be more like me and be less like you

Can't you see that you're smothering me
Holding too tightly afraid to lose control
Cause everything that you thought I would be
Has fallen apart right in front of you
(Caught in the undertow just caught in the undertow)
Every step that I take is another mistake to you
(Caught in the undertow just caught in the undertow)
And every second I waste is more than I can take

I've become so numb I can't feel you there
Become so tired so much more aware
I'm becoming this all I want to do
Is be more like me and be less like you

And I know
I may end up failing too
But I know
You were just like me with someone disappointed in you

i've become so numb I can't feel you there
Become so tired so much more aware
I'm becoming this all I want to do
Is be more like me and be less like you

I've become so numb I can't feel you there
I'm tired of being what you want me to be
I've become so numb I can't feel you there
I'm tired of being what you want me to be

Wednesday 5 September 2007

quote for the day ..

"life is just one damned thing after another "
-Elbert Hubbard

Saturday 25 August 2007

Tuesdays with Morrie...

aahh writing something after ages .. i think the only reason i can think of for nor keeping my blog updates is "laziness". there were so many things that i could ve written about .. but then dint end up writing ..
a few days ago i read this book called "Tuesdays with Morrie" by Mitch Albom .. must tell you its an amazing book .. it talks about important things in life which most of us tend to ignore .. we re so caught up in the mundane chores of life that we miss out on things which actually make life worth living .. its a beautifully written book .. it talks about this professor who is about to die and the lessons he gives his student ..
and the best part about the book is it talks about the life that every single person leads today .. from simple human emotions to complexities of life.i generally dont prefer reading self help books because i think they dont really help ! but then i really enjoyed reading this book. few things i could'nt relate to but then on the whole it was a good read .
i think its a book really worth reading !

Thursday 9 August 2007

confused ???!!

what does one do when there are too many things to write about but then you dont know what to start with ? when there is too much to share but not so many words to express them ?this is exactly what i am facing now . have been wanting to write but everytime i decide there s something worth blogging about ; i either end up writing too many things which make no sense or i have no words to do justice to what i want to say .
in any case i decided that i ll just post whats currently on my mind. had been to gurgaon , had a blast, met amazing people, shared amazing thoughts , learnt new lessons , missed a few people , made new friends , played new games , visited new places .... did a lot of things , had new experiences. now i know why people say "time flies". it actually does and oh man how fast! its not even a week since i am back home . have been meeting my friends back home. been narrating all the fun i had .
too many things have suddenly happened in life i suppose. already got my results. said good bye to my bestest friend who left for US yesterday. not yet recovered from the fact that i wont be meeting him for a year. still feels like i am at gurgaon . too many things happening too fast i suppose . dont know if the post even makes any sense .
newayz dats all for now !
ciao

Wednesday 11 July 2007

i'll be missing you ...

this post is dedicated to all my friends.

i think its going to be a while before i get used to not being around all you guys. its going to be a new beginning for all of us . just another phase of life i guess. a new experience . in a different place, with different people , with a new environment , with a new beginning .
isn't it almost ironic that every end comes a beginning of something new. no matter how many times i say i am going to miss you; i know we ll just get used to it. don't know how long will it be before we meet again. but then i know we will meet.
earlier arch had a post about way of life. and at this point in time i think thats what best describes the situation. i cant thank you enough for being there when i needed you guys the most.
its going to be a while before i get used to it . and no matter what happens i know i can count on you guys to be there . i hope we achieve what we've dreamt of. will miss you ll loads . i will cherish these memories for years to come.
cheers to our friendship !!




Saturday 7 July 2007

i hope you dance ...

i heard this song on radio a few weeks ago .. and i cant stop humming it ever since.the words just make a lot of sense. and it gives me a lot to look forward to in life! i am talking about this song called - "i hope you dance " by Lee Ann Womack. i think Ronan Keating did a cover for this song sometime back .
i think there are few songs that actually make you feel something . and this is one of those songs. i am totally in love with the song . the lyrics are damn meaningful . i thought i'll just share it with everyone.

I hope you never lose your sense of wonder
You get your fill to eat
But always keep that hunger
May you never take one single breath for granted
God forbid love ever leave you empty handed
I hope you still feel small
When you stand by the ocean
Whenever one door closes, I hope one more opens
Promise me you'll give faith a fighting chance

And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance
I hope you dance
I hope you dance

I hope you never fear those mountains in the distance
Never settle for the path of least resistance
Living might mean taking chances
But they're worth taking
Lovin' might be a mistake
But it's worth making
Don't let some hell bent heart
Leave you bitter
When you come close to selling out
Reconsider
Give the heavens above
More than just a passing glance

And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance
I hope you dance
(Time is a real and constant motion always)
I hope you dance
I hope you dance
(Wants to look back on their youth and wonder)
(Where those years have gone)

I hope you still feel small
When you stand by the ocean
Whenever one door closes, I hope one more opens
Promise me you'll give faith a fighting chance

And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance
Dance
I hope you dance
I hope you dance
(Time is a real and constant motion always)
I hope you dance
(Rolling us along)
I hope you dance
(Tell me who)
(Wants to look back on their youth and wonder)
I hope you dance
(Where those years have gone)

(Tell me who)
I hope you dance
(Wants to look back on their youth and wonder)
(Where those years have gone)


Wednesday 4 July 2007

aap kaa surror ....

i know no self respecting person will ever do this . nor anybody with some self esteem . but then i dint really have a choice. i decided to do it finally .hold onto your seats people . i went and watched "Aap kaa Surroor - The Moviee - The Real Luv Story" (errr ya).
well me and my friends ( di, blob & rambo) decided that it was high time we saw a funny movie.mind you we did read the review of the movie before we actually went to see it . at 40 bucks a ticket at a decent multiplex i just thought may be its okay to watch such a movie once in a lifetime(hopefully!!!) . and yea i dont regret my decision :D . surprised haan ? as for me reaching the theater i reached almost an hour late ( i had decided not to watch that movie but then after a few phone calls from di i decided to go ) but then i had'nt missed much.
here is a sneak peak into the movie :p
there is Himesh Reshammiya(who is called HR in the rest of the movie) who is a world famous performer who is on a tour to Germany ( poor Germans) he keeps saying "when there is faith there is no fear" . and there he gets trapped in a sting operation :| and the reporter(Nadia) who performs the sting is mysteriously killed and he ends up in jail. all this time he is in love with Ria ( hansika motwani . i think that kid has taken some pill to turn into a giant . ) and also there is Ruby James (mallika sherawat) who is also in love with HR. obviously in the movie he is proven innocent and it is actually his event manager or some such guy who killed the reported(Nadia) wearing a Himesh mask LOL .
in between all this is miserably sung song and dance (errr u cant call them dance but heck i dont know what else to call them ) sequences. and a few dialogs from leading man HR . he seems constipated through out the movie . i think even the best actors in Bollywood cant ever give that kind of a look . oh not to forget the scenes in which there are ricks (oh yea the Indian ricks) in Germany which come to HR s rescue .
we dint watch the movie for its story simply because we dint expect it to have one in the first place.and certainly not for the cast . it was just to watch a movie which i knew would be super crap in the first place .sometimes you have to watch such a movie just in order to appreciate the other movies you ve ever watched ..lol trust me we were like totally laughing throughout the movie . it was almost like a spoof on any other romantic , tragic or action movie ever made :D
i mean i have to give credit to Himesh for being stone faced + constipated in the entire movie. to that Hansika female for having zero acting skills whatsoever. Mallika Sherawat for ummm ( i have to think hard) for just being a part of the movie and giving us some comic relief...hehe
i mean if you ll ever get a chance to watch that movie may be on TV someday make sure you dont miss it :D it is hilarious in its own way . and in any case you watch a movie to have a good time which i did :)




Saturday 30 June 2007

mumbai meri jaan ????

after experiencing months of torturous summer heat i think its now time for the rain Gods to show their fury. its been raining really heavily these days in Mumbai . and its not at all surprising that the city is not equipped to withstand this amount of rains. all due to shoddy city planning. have you taken a look at the city lately . its literally going to the dumps . may be very soon the city will be get the tag of being "the world's largest dump ". i think we are light years away from coming anywhere close to Shanghai.(remember they wanted Mumbai to be Shanghai.. :|)
the pictures in the news papers show flooding everywhere. if it pours for a few hours at a stretch then its almost impossible to get from one point in the city to another. either the rails stop working or the routes are shut because of water logging. not to mention the frequent power cuts during the rains.most people have started dreading the rains.i dont think we are equipped to handle any calamity. all the open spaces have vanished. now i know what a concrete jungle is! even the Mithi river (err gutter ) has been eaten up by reclamation.
but then again the BMC has stated that we have to wait until 2011 (holy crap) till the city gets freedom from flooding during the rains. but then i am sure that in 2011 they ll come up with some lame excuse for not getting the city on track .
Mumbai meri jaan ? i dont think so ..

Wednesday 27 June 2007

tagging along....

finally after a very very very long time i ve something to write about . actually i 've been tagged .
i am supposed to write 8 facts/habits about myself.
so if you want to know more about me.... READ ON !!
  • for starters , the first time i talk to a person i can decide if i want to talk to them ever again in my life or not.
  • i like listening to all kinds of songs as long as its music to my ears :D . anything from pop to rock is cool with me.
  • i totally believe in fate and destiny. i think no matter what you do there is something which is destined for you and you end up doing just that.
  • i love reading books but i am not into the mushy books category (read mills and boons).
  • i love sitting by the sea side.it just makes me feel good.(plus u get awesome golas and chat at the beach :p)
  • i love chocolates. i can binge on them all day.
  • i dont generally fight with people . but then some people just tick me off so badly that they have to face my wrath :p (trust me you dont want me hating you ever! )
  • i hate complicated stuff.
phew ! writing 8 things about myself was nt as easy as i thought it would be. okay so as the game says i need to tag a few more people .but.. the people i know have already been tagged. but then i ll still go ahead and tag mythun, herat & archana .


Rules of the game:

  • Each player starts with 8 random facts/habits about themselves.

  • People who are tagged, write a blog post about their own 8 random things, and post these rules.

  • At the end of your post you need to tag people and include their names. Don’t forget to leave them a comment and tell them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.



Friday 8 June 2007

life people live ...

right from the time i can remember the basic necessities of life have been food , clothing and shelter . what happens when these basic things are itself denied to an individual ? how does one survive?
this is how thousands of people live in india . yesterday was returning home and the bus was caught up in traffic (as usual) took a peek out of the window and there was this tiny hutment, exploding with people (you shoud ve seen the number of people living inside that tiny place) . the place was so tiny it could ve well been awarded the tiniest room of the world. there was an entire family surviving in that place . it just got me thinking how can a person survive ?
but then seems like they do and hell they manage to have a large number of kids :| . but then it really made me think . and it made me value what i have . i cant even imagine how hard life must be for them. i saw kids who were without proper clothes . i doubt what they must be eating to survive . they are probably never ever going to be educated . they were so malnourished . it was a really sorry sight . what they call their home was made out of plastic. i wonder how many days it would last. even in such a misery that they lived in i saw there was this small kid who was actually smiling totally unaware of all the difficulties life has in store for him . they were in a state of utter poverty.
i really have got most things on a platter. all the times i cribbed and cried for petty things , i dint realize how lucky i was. i never realized getting a meal a day was not as simple as it seemed. i need to thank my parents for making life seem so much easier. i realized the importance of just being able to survive. i think we just need to be really lucky to be what we are . even being able to stand on your two legs, being able to see , hear , speak is something we should be thankful for.
it just got me wondering if those people were really children of a lesser God!

Friday 1 June 2007

a lot more than idlis and dosas ..

SOUTH INDIA is a linguistic-cultural region of INDIA that comprises the four states of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu and the two union territories of Lakhshadweep and Pudducherry ,whose inhabitants are collectively referred to as SOUTH INDIANS.
(as a South Indian i thought i should get a few things cleared about us ! )

wondering why am i talking about this ? i just realized that most people don't know who a south Indian is or for that matter what does South India comprise of (poor geography u see :D )
and a few questions people have asked over the years of schooling , college etc.
there are a few things I'd like to set straight.

  • South India comprises of many states (refer definition above ).
  • people of different states speak different languages.
  • Tamil , Kannada , Telugu , Malayalam or any other south indian language are not the same
  • Tamil Nadu is not the other name for Chennai
  • Hyderabad and Chennai are not close to each other (oh yea don't be surprised )
  • i as a tamilian do not understand / speak ( okay i cant even read / write ) any other South Indian language (no they are not same again )
  • South Indians don't generally use a surname (don't ask why ? or how on earth can you not have a surname ) we don't use it .
  • "andu pondo gondo " thats what you think south Indian language is .. sorry to disappoint you it does nt have any meaning (at least not in Tamil ).
  • our cuisine is not just idli and dosa ( man are'nt they yummy :D ). NO i dont have idli dosa everyday for lunch ,dinner and breakfast .
  • all my relatives do not stay in Chennai just because i am a tamilian.
  • jayalalitha is not the only political leader there.
  • Kerala is a state not a city :|
  • i was born in Mumbai so were my parents.but i have a native place :|
  • the house in the village is just like the one you live in here in Mumbai ( no it is not made of hay etc .no i dont know to milk a cow :| don't look at me like that someone asked me this)
  • oh yea my mom does not make chinese dosa at home :D
ummmm .. that's all i can think of right now .
oh yea and southies rock !!! :D
ciao



Thursday 31 May 2007

phenomenon called exams !!

since my exams are going on(just one more to go people ..yayyy ) decided to dedicate a blog towards this phenomenon called MUMBAI UNIVERSITY EXAMS (especially for enginnering students)
for starters , when you are in the first semester ( straight out of the enitre post 12th effect ) you have no clue as to what is in store for you . personally i d like to narrate my journey through my 8 semesters of engg. exams ( phew it was long ) .like i said straight out of 12th where u ' d ve attended the bestest of the coaching classes , gone through youre entire portion a couple of time (more than once atleast) , given a million tests to perfect the subject , understand what exactly you are doing (atleast for majority of subs) and before the final paper definitely have some amount of confidence in yourself .
enter engineering : it is the antithesis of all the above mentioned (oh trust me its worse than u can ever imagine) i had no idea what the subjects were .i am a telecom student i had no clue as to why on earth was i studing about the damned forces acting on various blodies or what on earth trusses are ( dats mechanics for you ) or how is cement manufactured or some such bullcrap . i had totally lost all hopes of ever managing to finish enginnering . and to top it all up we had the worst professors one can ever manage to have :| then after realizing / gettin a hang of (read realizing ) what subjects i am studying BAMMMM exam time . in just about 3 months its time for exams .not to forget the completion of journals , assignments and all other additional unnecessary nonsense . just a week (okay i dont clearly remember but i know it was very very very close to exam date) i realize i dont know a word . you know how it feels when ure absolutely clueless . after trying really hard to understand / mug the subjects i give my exams. the post exam days are spent praying hard that i clear my papers and wondering how i am goin to survive the 4 years .
finally the results are declared (this is after many days of romours about when the results are going to be declared) .i check my status .i read a PASS . cant thank my stars enough . dont even bother to look at the marks i ve got (u have no idea it was a sense of achivement for me !! i still dont know m of mechanics :D ) okay forced to check my marks (due to parents wanting to know my marks.. bingo all marks in 40s with exaclt 40 in 3 subjects :p )
enter sem 2 : a little wiser than before with less horrid subject . i had got a hang of what i was doing (read realized that i have to do the subs i had no choice ) start preparing during pl itself . quite determined to score well . oh yea i actually managed to do well .got a 68% (yayyy ) .
that was one semester worth remembering ( i got like an 81 in math :D which was like a complete achivement for me considering i had scraped through it the previous semester :p)
and slowly but not steadily passes each and ever semester with a minimum of one horrid subjct which i never understood. and then along with that came viva s (arrghhhh those were a pain )
by the way as far as viva s are concerned i doubt the external even knows what he is asking in most cases.
and the rest of the semesters were passed by keepin a few things in mind :
1 . all subjects are not meant to be understood
2. PL is the time to study
3. mugging helps you score well
4. its okay to have horrid viva s
5. its okay to not complete the papers
6. for answers you dont know you gotta make up stuff
7. paper solutions are really helpfull
8. never wonder why u scored less or more in a partcular subject when you expected the exact opposite to happen :p
9. never discuss answers after the papers :p

so yea with just one more paper to go :) i hope the paper goes of well . (talkin about one horrid paper / sem this time it was optical fiber )
for all those of you who understand what i am blabbering i am sure u ll agree exams are a phenomenon of its own .
cheers to all who managed to go though this torture and actually remain sane enough to manage reading this blog till the end :p
adios!



Sunday 27 May 2007

destiny's child ..

with just two more papers to go four years of engineering have come to an end (alas! ) . i will soon be an electronics and telecommunication engineer (sounds cool :D ) theres this one question that everyone seems to be asking me these days (everyone = relatives , friends i have nt met for ages , random acquaintances etc ) .that one question is "WHAT NEXT ? " at first i used to reply with a blatant "i ll be working for a while .. then lets see how things go " . but then today all of a sudden i found my self pondering over this question of "WHAT NEXT? " what am i going to be doing in a few years from now ? do i have a back up plan if things don't go they way they are supposed to? when do i see myself "doing well "? and the list just kept growing bigger but the answers remained just the same "i don't know".
i think its really important for us to plan out or at least have an idea of what exactly we want to be doing in the near future. i think that makes it easier to focus on our ultimate goal/ aim in life. instead of taking things as they come at least as far as important steps in life are concerned.
but then when i look back in life , i just see that none of what i am today has ever been planned . i was nt even supposed to be studying engineering . (surprising ha ?) yea and then at that point of time i decided to take things as they come .but today outta the blue i find myself thinking about what m i going to do next. but then we cant plan everything can we ? there is something called destiny which i totally beleive in . and dont get me wrong i am not trying to say leave you future to destiny . all i beleive in is no matter what we do there is something we are destined to do and thats what we all end up doing . so many times i ve found that everything i had planned for myself never happened.
the future seems so uncertain and it scares me at times. but then i guess thats how life is . full of surprises waiting for you . in anycase i see my self working hard to achive what i have i ve dreamt for myself . and no matter what life has in store for me the two things i will always have with me are HOPE & FAITH.

don't quit

most of us have this list of favourite poems ..this one is mine.. it makes me feel a lot better when i think life is in deep shit :)

DON'T QUIT..

When things go wrong as they sometimes will
When the road you're trudging seems all uphill
When the funds are low and the debts are high
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh.
When care is pressing you down a bit
Rest, if you must, but don't you quit.
Life is queer with its twists and turns
As every one of us sometimes learns
And many a failure turns about
When he might have won had he stuck it out:
Don't give up though the pace seems slow
You may succeed with another blow.
Success is failure turned inside out
The silver tints of the clouds of doubt
And you can never tell how close you are
It may be near when it seems so far.
So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit
It's when things seem worst that you must not quit.

when time flies..

Have been wanting to write something since a very long time. Just dint get the right kind of thing to blog about. I really don’t have anything specific in mind even as I am writing now.dunno where this is going to end up

Today was the last day of college. Four years of engineering have just flown away. I now realize the meaning of the phrase "time flies”. And yes indeed it has flown. Still remember walking down the dusty road to college trying to figure out what on earth was I doing in a place like this. Felt like cursing myself for having landed up in such a college which dint even have a well defined road. Also in the first year the college dint have any lift .I remember trudging up 7 floors to the drawing hall. And then to add to the surprise was the weirdest of subjects put together for freshers. And since the first year till the final year its been a long journey. We were a class with hardly 30 of us in the first year. It was very different then. New people, new subjects, new place and to top it all so called ‘teachers’. What they taught they alone knew. Yea that’s one thing that still hasn’t changed :D .

Semester after semester I would assure myself that its just 4 years after which we would all say a good bye to this college. And I think that day has come, when each of us have to say good bye to this college. But somehow even though I’ve been waiting for this day since a very long time I am going to be missing this place a lottt . This college has given me the best years of my life. I’ve met my best friends at this place, learnt really important lessons in my life. It has made me so much better as a person. (oh yea I was much worse than this :p ) .

The best gift this place has given me is friends. I have had the best times of my life with them. They have been so much more than just friends. I really don’t know how am I ever going to be able to cope with the fact that we are not going to be together anymore. Each of us will go our own way. No more sitting for lectures. No more laughing at silly Profs. No more teasing each other with silly stuff. No more name calling. No more hogging on each others dabbas. No more silly fights in class. No more complaining about assignments. None of this is ever going to happen. Even if it does I don’t think its going to be all of us together in this. We are going to lead our own separate lives. All of us will be chasing our own separate dreams.

Everything is going to be so different. All of us will move on. Don’t know if the equations of friendships will change (I hope it changes for the better). And even then when I look back at these years of my life all I will have is memories. All those night outs, eating crap from road (oh yea hogging on digestives), gossiping endlessly (it is so much fun :p) , calling each other with the crappiest of adjectives :D ,talking in code language, copying in those stupid tests , cursing most of things since it dint happen our way … all of it ..I am so going to miss each and everything :(

I think I’ll probably end up crying or something.

I AM REALLY GOING TO MISS ALL OF U LL SO MUCH. THANK YOU FOR JUST BEING THERE WHEN I NEEDED YOU’LL. WISH YOU LOADS OF LUCK.MAY ALL YOURE DREAMS COME TRUE.

beginnings...

hello people..
so finally decided to start blogging here (bye bye msn spaces) ..for starters i ll put up an old post..
like the name suggests this is where i ll be thinking out .. ALOUD .. :D