Monday, December 31, 2007
She never knew the concept of multitasking in computer terms but she did the exact thing by balancing between her work,family apart from being a writer and a good singer.
After working for nearly twenty eight years and setting an example for many people including me, she has taken voluntary retirement from her service. When friends and colleagues appreciated & praised her on the graceful occasion,she was moved to tears.
Expressing her gratitude for all her colleagues and thanking her husband and family she stood like a shining star on the stage.
This post is dedicated to my sweet mom who recently retired from BSNL after working for 28 years & to my wonderful dad for supporting her throughout.
Love you both!!
Sunday, December 23, 2007
A traditional welcome with flowers and sandalwood, a welcome Karakaatam dance(a folk dance in Tamilnadu),a bangle shop ,men and women in sarees and dhotis formed the entrance - not to a village but to Hotel Green Park in Chennai.
The village aroma spread everywhere and all of us where part of it as we celebrated our company's annual day.The event had the concept of village for which the preparations started around two weeks back. We were split up into 4 teams based on colors Red as Redipatti, Yellow as Peelapuram, Pink as Pinkaloor and Green as Tirupachi. The event day centered around four major events - Dance, a short film trailer for 5 minutes, fashion show and a group song.
We traveled way back to good old school and college days and whistles, hooting & cheering were a part of the daily work schedule.We spent long hours to first decide a theme for the movie, analyze it, decide the write up, dialogues, characters, music etc...We even had a one day shoot out in a village for the 5 minute movie. My god... movie making is not a joke.If a five minute movie needs such long dedication the real pains for a three hour movie and that too when it’s your bread earner!! I vowed not to watch movies in pirated DVDs anymore.
A folk dance, fashion show casting milk man, farmer and dhobi, a village based movie all together it was a wonderful experience still lingering our minds. Not to forget the new found friends and well wishers.
Did my team win? Of course, I belonged to the RED team & we bagged two prizes.But does winning matter when it was like a refreshing rain amidst the hot sun?
P.S: I had wanted to write this post for so long (since Oct 29th of course) & finally made it. Better late than never :)
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
"Oh please don't make me superstitious", she told the fiery black cat that crossed her path.Yes, like any other Indian child she was taught by her grandmom about cats and their bad luck. Particularly today she never wanted anything to spoil her plans.
Straightening her black cross bag, she started off to work with a small smile in her face.
He was combing his hair for the third time in a span of five minutes.Bunch of shirts were lying down on his bed making a bright VIBGYOR. "Paint my love" by MLTR rocked the whole room with a thunderous effect.His lips were dancing along with the tune in a rhythm.After looking at the mirror for the nth time, he finally posed a smile of satisfaction and started off to work in his black pulsar bike.
***To be continued
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
2. What were you doing at 0800?
Sleeping..with the rhythm of rain..yeah it rained in Chennai
3. What were you doing 30 minutes ago?
Sipping a pomegranate juice and chatting
4. What happened to you in 2006?
5. What was the last thing you said out loud?
I think I laughed
6. How many beverages did you have today?
Three- 2 cups of tea + Q3
7. What color is your hairbrush?
8. What was the last thing you paid for?
Refer to Q3 and Q6
9. Where were you last night?
10. What color is your front door?
11. Where do you keep your change?
A small compartment in my purse
12. What’s the weather like today?
Its very chilly and the roads are flooded
13. What’s the best ice-cream flavor?
Pista and vanilla
14. What excites you?
Too many to pen down
15. Do you want to cut your hair?
Just had it last weekend and 'm like getting mixed reactions
16. Are you over the age of 25?
17. Do you talk a lot?
Yes I do but only when I become close
18. Do you watch the O.C.?
19. Do you know anyone named Steven?
20. Do you make up your own words?
Hmm.. I do that
21. Are you a jealous person?
Not at all
22. Name a friend whose name starts with the letter ‘A’.
23. Name a friend whose name starts with the letter ‘K’.
24. Who’s the first person on your received call list?
25. What does the last text message you received say?
26. Do you chew on your straw?
27. Do you have curly hair?
Yes I do
28. Where’s the next place you’re going to?
Home sweet home
29. Who’s the rudest person in your life?
30. What was the last thing you ate?
31. Will you get married in the future?
32. What’s the best movie you’ve seen in the past 2 weeks?
An old english movie "Lover, come back" in pix.
33. Is there anyone you like right now?
A hell lot of people
34. When was the last time you did the dishes?
35. Are you currently depressed?
36. Did you cry today?
37. Why did you answer and post this?
To come back to the blogging world
38. Tag few people who would do this survey.
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
1. Mahendra Singh Dhoni
This guy is the talk of the town and his recent haircut takes the cake,
2. Kareena- Saif
for obvious reasons 3.Telugu super star Chiranjeevi's daughter
Unnecessary media hype 4.Britney Spears
For all the wrong reasons,
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Some of the gifts from buddies,
A cute little angel( thats me I said and they let me believe that ;) )
a coffee mug ,
and this jewelery to match my new blue dress
Happy birthday to me :) !!
Thursday, October 4, 2007
This is a typical situation of a volunteer helping a blind person to learn the lessons.
For such hardworking souls,the least we could do is help them in achieving their target.
For more details and specific places in Chennai check this post by a friend who is a regular for nearly one and half years.
Thursday, September 27, 2007
I'm really very happy that I was able to watch this historic event and that too in a jam packed place with 1500 odd people.
Wow what a match. Here are few snaps that I managed to click amidst the whistles,bangs,drums and hoots
Now what do you feel when after all this someone asks you the next day,
"Yesterday there was a match.. who won? "
Here is another picture from my work place
This is my keyboard and if you are not blind you will notice a hole between F9 and F11 keys.
Yup , my F10 key is missing since yesterday !!
Monday, September 17, 2007
1. Pick out a scar you have, and explain how you got it.
I have a scar in my left hand. Long long ago so long ago I know how long ago I fell down from a scooter & had this beautiful scar that has the shape of a seed.
2.What does your phone look like?
3. What is on the walls of your bedroom?
Dirt.Lucky maid is on a vacation.
4. What is your current desktop picture?5. Do you believe in gay marriage?
No. But I believe its a personal choice
6. What do you want more than anything right now?
I want to go on a vacation
7 . What time were you born?
9:00 AM on a Sunday
8. Are your parents still together?
9. Last person who made you cry?
It was not a single person
10. What is your favorite perfume / cologne?
11. What kind of hair/eye color do you like in the opposite sex?
I like black color
12. What are you listening to?
Tamil song "O butterfly" from the movie Meera starring Vikram
13. Do you get scared of the dark?
Yes very much,especially when I'm alone
14. Do you like pain killers?
When it is unavoidable
15. Are you too shy to ask someone out?
I really don't know cause such a situation never came!!
16. If you could eat anything right now, what would it be?
A piece of cake
17. Who was the last person who made you mad?
It was a cat in the morning
18. Who was the last person who made you smile?
Someone I met yesterday. I said my name and she told "Sweet name" & it really made me smile. My name has never been admired.
Btw she is blind.
With most of the people in my blogroll already tagged, I just have three people left to tag
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Friday, September 7, 2007
Wednesday, September 5, 2007
And then it struck me "Ahh..Teachers day"- a special wonderful day in schools. One day that every teacher enjoys. The day when the students rush for bouquets or small gifts to please their favorite miss!
Hmm miss those days.
Now I remember an incident that happened in my college hostel. NO connection to the post title though.
My great methodological college had something called as study hour, 8-10pm every day during which you are supposed to study(Yes, no kidding).
During one such hour I was in a room which wasn’t my own. This was my pseudo room or rather my room was my pseudo room (confusing huh??)
Whatever but my roommate was using my cot to dump her things, so now you know which was what.
We were around five of us all buried in deep conversation regarding the internal tests.
That was a joke. So jokes apart, what we were we discussing then..??
May be about this senior, whom we thought looked like actor Madhavan & later realized he looked more like a Gorilla & pitied Maddy. Or about this hot pair that was famous or rather infamous for their open fights. Or was it about the professor who used to stand in an odd posture while writing on the board. Or was it simply about the so-called dinner that we had that night.
But the fact was suddenly we felt like super heroines and lifted a cot that was not empty. Actually it had a poor girl sleeping in there & she woke up with a fright. She was not supposed to sleep in the study hour right ?
After doing a good job I said, "Ok girls I'm off to my room" & turned only to be stopped by a huge lady standing with hands on her hips. It was our very own hostel warden blocking the door & she had a wicked smile on her face. She was our physical training instructer as well, so I used all my wits & managed to tell,
"Ma'am we are practicing for the upcoming weightlifting competition..dont we rock?”
Alas, I really wish I had told that for I don’t remember what I really blurted out then.
Tuesday, September 4, 2007
Friday, August 31, 2007
Thursday, August 30, 2007
Thanks for all the responses.
My first choice was very easy & she was the first person to comment.
Yes, its Honeybee for her spontaneity and humor. I had to give that to her.
I had difficulty in my second choice. With purpleheart on a vacation & santosh opting out I was looking at the rest of the comments.
I was startled at the similarity. All these guys think the same - THEY ARE GREAT
But atlast debating between Chriz & themahatma for commenting twice, I ended up giving this award to
themahathma, for the additional sense of humor.
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
And this is one of the replies,
Just can’t imagine a cockroach biting at night…yuckkk..!!
I had gone to a mall with my cousins, aged 10 & 11. I competed with them in a video game and failed miserably damn!
Last night my fellow flat mates used my hair as a fun tool to make weird hairstyles. I decided to do that on popular demand .Well, it was not that bad after all!
We were watching a popular number from the tamil movie unnale unnale when this girl with a loud voice said,
“Why is she walking in an acute angle?”
I just couldn’t stop laughing. I was also wondering how to walk in right angle.
Yesterday I had sent a mail for a small charity contribution & I’m amazed at people’s response.Good souls still exist. Bless them all !
Friday, August 24, 2007
It comes with this cute badge ,
Now comes the big job of awarding to someone. Like Silver, I also feel that all of you people in my blog roll inspire in one way or the other. So I'm going to give the award based on your answers to this question,
I'll close this on Tuesday 28/08/07 11:00 AM IST.
P.S: If you feel this is silly, then please feel free not to comment
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
A broken mirror was hanging in the wall and ants were crawling to make an outline of heart around it. There was an A4 size poster with the words “LOVE IS LIFE” scribbled in a very large odd unattractive font.
A large table occupied rest of the space and stood strong near the window. An old night lamp, few papers, a cigarette stub & a pen indicated some activity in the otherwise lonely gloomy looking room.
The pen was lifted by a hand that hesitated a moment. It took a paper and started writing
Dear My dear love,
No one has loved me so much. You are the best that has ever happened in my life.You have been very supportive in all my endeavors.
Yet I’m a failure today and I am really ashamed to be in such a position.As you read this letter, I would be
out of reach very far from you.Yes my love, I have decided to take my life. I’m unable to satisfy you and I feel like a hurdle in your life.Wish you find a better match and lead a happy life like you always wanted.
Do not take pains to have a glimpse of me dear for I’m
leaving dying without any trace in your life.
Your unlucky lover”
The hand now took another paper, tapped a little on the table and started writing again,
Dear My dear love,
No one has loved me so much. You are the best that has ever happened in my life.You have been very supportive in all my endeavors.
And today I’m coming to you as you had wanted. Yes my love, as you read this letter I miss you very much. We will lead a happy life in your beautiful house and travel the globe as you had always wanted.
lucky loving lover”
Having accomplished the task, the victorious hand sealed the former letter in an envelope addressed to Miss Rose,London and the latter addressed to Mrs.Lawrence,Sydney.
Monday, August 20, 2007
No,this is not a post on Kumble hitting century. This is a special post dedicated to my blog. Yes my blog posts have hit century !!!
As I look back from my first test post to the latest poll post, I'm amazed at the increase in the run rate.100 posts in 11 months with a maximum number of 22 posts in the month of June & minimum of 1 in January,this blog has travelled a huge path.
Initial silly posts became more responsible(though not always) & entertaining.Depth lacking writings became well formed amateur stories.Dull plain posts became colorful posts with images & videos.Single digit comments became double digits(Thanks to all of you guys)
We read many blogs, but we tend to comment only a few. Why? because we like something there. So what do you like in this blog? The answer is not mandatory , but it might bring a smile on my face
Friday, August 17, 2007
Thursday, August 16, 2007
You just need to do a mix & match with this holiday & yup you will end up having a wonderful vacation (Just like I had..an extended weekend)
Well,we actually live in an era
- that would have been absent but for the pool of blood shed
- where we are having the first woman President
- where we celebrate the anniversaries of blasts
- where we have Indian companies listed in NASDAQ
- where Indian songs are listened worldwide
- where our "cabinet fights" by politicians are aired all over the world
- where we have films competing for the Oscars
- where not a single day passes without some brutal murder
- where our sports folks are making a mark
- where the number of NRIs are trying to outnumber the RIs
- where our yogas & asanas are in great demand
- where engineers are charged for terrorism(& a failed one too)
- where we are the largest democratic nation
- where we still hold our only wonder
Yes, I'm proud to be an Indian and the least I could do is blog about that.
Watch this amazing song by AR Rahman
Thursday, August 9, 2007
I have been tagged by Jollyroger. So here goes my exploring myself again.
I'm supposed to post a few rules that you can find at the end of my eight random facts.
- My blood group is AB1 +ive(rest of my family members are B +ive) and I'm yet to meet someone with the same
- I love watching teenage shows like "Sabrina- The Teenage Witch" in Pogo.
- I simply hate pets. Be it a dog or a cat or a rat.
- I got good compliments(??) for my smile,so I always gave my best smile in photographs, until someone said , "Why are you smiling like this?! its terrifying!" . Now I have stopped showing all my teeth.
- I hate papaya and thats probably one of the very few fruits that I don't like. Yes, I love most of the fruits , no kidding.
- I love bathing; and in a place like Chennai this habit has helped me a lot.
- I like to be frank with people close to me(most of the time) & wish they reciprocate the same (I'm in trouble huh!? )
- I somehow don't like biscuits. Britannia Marie is the only biscuit that I like to eat.People think that I'm crazy!!
1. Players start with 8 random facts about themselves.
2. Those who are tagged should post these rules and their 8 random facts.
3. Players should tag 8 other people and notify them they have been tagged.
And finally I tag the following people, (I'm excluding those who have been tagged already)
Wednesday, August 8, 2007
Monday, August 6, 2007
The sky looked like a bunch of oranges thrown together. The sun very oddly, peeped from it like a giant yellow mango. The green grass meadows bathed in the little droplets of water from the sky.
In such a confused weather, the rainbow was smiling widely with all its colors!!
Little Jack was unaware of all these beauties around him. He could feel the rain, smell the dampness and hear the chirping of birds but he was unable to see neither the VIBGYOR nor the bright violent sun.
Yes, being blind wasn’t easy.
He was walking with his action shoes, slowly yet steadily. He tripped & fell down once, twice but never gave up his courage. He proceeded on & on like a true warrior.
In a few moments he would have reached the top of the hill & he clearly knew what to do then. He had been apprehensive initially as the risk seemed to be very huge. But the result overpowered all the pains to be taken.
Twelve year old Jack’s small little body looked like a dwarf compared to the huge isolated landscape. His mom would be furious & mad; he knew that.
Yet he decided to take this and puzzle her.
It was getting damper .The sun vanished from the view like magic and so did the rainbow.
He reached his destination and stood like a pillar for a few seconds.
Finally raising his hands like a bird, he ripped off his blind fold and looked at the spectacular sight ahead.
Then he stood there waiting for his friend whom he had just defeated in the bet.
Indeed pretending to be blind wasn’t that easy.
Wednesday, August 1, 2007
- I simply can’t kick start any day without my morning cup of tea (No.. I dont prepare it )
- I like to be very orderly , I go mad when people misplace my things
- I go crazy for handbags & footwear
- I love flowers ; but I have very little knowledge of their names
- I can never sleep without reading something,even if thats for five minutes
- I like funky fonts
- I dont like people skipping their meals when they are tired or busy or low or dieting
- I love beaches; I like to sit there & listen to the waves talking
- I always use the dinosaur pointer for system busy status
- I love train journeys
- I never hear the story of a movie if I intend to see it; I literally close my ears when people do that on purpose
- I like guys who are geeks ; a dimple adds a plus
Friday, July 27, 2007
I do not want that name to be associated with Prathiba Patel, our new President. Yes, I would like to have a woman as a President but someone who is more powerful & intelligent. May be Kiran Bedi, I adore her. But they wouldn't even give her the Commissioner role in Delhi,forget President.
I just saw that the minimum age limit for a President is 35 years. So why not someone young & vibrant? All these are just questions that will never be answered.
So now coming to this new President of ours ..
She is a lawyer,thats good,so needn't teach her to be cunning huh?
She tells people not to wear purdah but she roams around with her head covered up, I wonder why(too much sun?!)
Already many petitions have been filed against her,and the number of allegations, I cant even remember all of them they are countless. And there is this website started by BJP, that has all stated.
Yet today she is the President. Noone was able to stop her.
And now it looks like India is ruled by a single person-Mrs.Sonia Gandhi.
If I had been a cartoonist I would have very well drawn a big image of Sonia with puppets of the PM & President dancing in her hands.
Thursday, July 26, 2007
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
"Please have some water sir, the police inspector will be here soon" the station master offered.
"No thanks", he refused politely.
"The world is very corrupted sir, you shouldnt believe anybody..."
"Yes ! I know but he looked like a nice fellow.. though his clothes were bit dirty , he sure looked like an ingenious young lad.."
"How much did you lose sir?"
"Oh dont remind me.. I had my hard earned money in there,I worked really hard to achieve the things .. what will I tell to my ailing mother, Oh god please help me.. " he took out his handkerchief & wiped his face.
"Dont worry sir, our police will surely catch him,its a pity that he ran before you could realise that your belongings were stolen.. "
"Indeed he is such a smart fellow.. "
They were interrupted by loud foot steps. The police inspector entered along with a man who was about to faint any moment.
"Oh dear inspector what have you done to the guy.. "
"It was a child's play..we have caught him red handed before he could escape .. all your belongings are here ..please check them.."
His face brightened & he rushed to check his baggage.
"Thank you so much officer,for making it happen in a real short time..everything is perfect.." "You can make an official complaint here.."
"No sir, I do not want to a spoil a man's life..I think you have already given a good lesson to him.."
"You are such a generous man sir.."
"Haha...I'm so obliged to you sir,this is my visiting card,do come for any help.."
He left cheerfully handing a tip to the station master.
Three hours later,
"Inspector,the man has woken up.. " that was the station master.
"You culprit .. you are a lucky fellow, because of the good man you are free to leave now..."
The culprit started laughing,first slowly and then increased the sound until the rooms rocked wildly with his laughter.
"Are you not interested in leaving" shouted the inspector.
"Why should I ? I'm here to give a complaint, that was my belongings you gave to the crook"
"You are welcome to do any tests to confirm the identity"
After a brief consultation and a couple of phone calls, the very intelligent officer said,
"Er..We are very sorry.. its a case of mistaken identity..mm..err..but..but..why didnt you protest??"
"Was there any chance?!" he told touching his bruises.
The police inspector sat in silence.
The station master looked at his tip;he wondered if that was a geniune note.
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
I think you are really very lucky to have such a good owner who gives you new trendy looks as fashion changes
Like any other first time blogger, I choose the minima template initially,
I didn't like the navigation much, so I switched to a three column template & added a colorful header too ,
Now I really got bored with the minima look & wished to add some color to you, so I ended up with the three-column dots template,
Now this is the longest look that you have ever had.
When I realized that you needed another change, I choose this professional three-column rounder template,
And finally you now have this green look which I feel is trendy,cool yet professional
Until your next change,
Monday, July 23, 2007
Friday, July 20, 2007
He is launching a non-profit organization for under privileged children & its called “Being Human” . Also he plans to hold an exhibition of his paintings (Yes he paints very well.)& raise funds for the organization.
He also held a special screening of his new film partner for disabled children.
Very few know that he is already involved in a number of charity works indirectly.
He is one upright person who simply cannot hide his feelings.
Some excerpts from a site,
Recently when asked if he would do a film with Abhishek Bachchan, Salman said “Why would I have a problem with Abhishek?”
However he definitely did not share the same feelings for actors John Abraham and Vivek Oberoi. On John Salman said “There is no equation, I don’t know that man.” And as for working with Vivek Oberoi in his trademark sarcastic style he said “Who’s that, Oh little Vivek, that idiot! Of course not.”
And now that’s Sallu & I like him for that.
Trivia: His new film partner with Govinda shares the story line with Hollywood movie Hitch starring Will Smith.
Thursday, July 19, 2007
I'm lying down in my bed , with my night lamp on.
My roomie is already in her second stage of sleep(she sleeps at 9 )
My hand is holding Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey.
At this moment I'm alone with this companion,
Thats my room's fan(fan->not equal to the fans in orkut),and the sound accompanies even my dreams.
P.S: Please bear with the sound quality, I couldn't reach like a giraffe.
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
"Where are you running.."
"Rain is sure to come.."
"Everything will be ruined.."
She was sitting there in a chair adjusting her wedding gown amidst all these chaos.The pale pink gown found its perfect match in her pinkish white skin.People cursed the beautifully knitted veil for concealing the angelic face with fluttering eyes.
He was standing alone & looked taller than usual.He was often compared with Brad Pitt ;such was his charisma.He had a small stubble in his face giving him that boy-next-door look.His greenish blue eyes always lingered even in a stranger's mind. They made the perfect pair & now they were getting married.
The time had come for them to take the dais.He was already standing there with a sensual smile.He had done this a lot of times & knew by heart what is expected of him. She walked the carpet with flowers all around.She also knew how to do this perfectly & this was like a walk in the cake.
Finally they said "I Do" & the Priest pronounced them Husband & Wife.The huge applause that followed overpowered nature's roaring thunders.
"Cut.. excellent shot madam.. "
"Very well done sir.."
"Tomorrow the schedule is at 10 AM.. and that will be the last shot of the film.."
It was the director who instructed the versatile actors & walked away with a satisfactory smile.Indeed his job was done.
The two actors were standing alone. He took out a paper from his pocket & handed it to her. "Sign it..I will get it tomorrow..& dont forget tomorrow is the last day..by the way you did a great job today.."
"Thanks.. you also did a wonderful shot..dont worry I wont forget our last day.."
she smiled sarcastically.
"Ok bye then.. " He left as he always did.
She was looking at the divorce papers in her hands. A drop of water touched them. Was that a tear or the rain?She started walking without answering.
Monday, July 16, 2007
I read this news in few newspapers. Though all of them carried the same details , none of them flashed the photographs.
Very curious about this 51 year old granny who could bowl over a 27 year old man & the man ,the son of the very (in)famous, most wanted criminal till date I googled and found these pictures of Mrs Felix-Browne & Omar Osama Bin Laden.
- This is Omar's 2nd marriage & Felix's 5th (or is it 6th..)
- Mrs Felix now uses an Islamic name Zaina Mohamad
- Their "fairy-tale" romance seemed to have started the moment Omar saw her riding a horse (Whew.. . )
- Mrs. Felix is a Parish Counselor while Omar works as a scrap metal dealer
- She is a granny & he is one among the 17 (& still counting..) children of Osama
Between,I wonder how Osama looked when he was 27.