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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

A He & A She...

He was softspoken while she was a drama queen. . he liked summers while she loved winters..he prefered the warmth of the home while she wanted to c the world..he liked the sober touch while she prefered the outgoing..his brain ruled him while her heart ruled her completely.. he was into scifi and thrillers while she liked romance..he liked it simple while she wanted it colourful..he prefered tea while she stuck to coffee..he said yes when she said no..he said no when she said yes..they were like that..they still are like that.. they r poles apart at times..but put togedar,they r the best..they complement and complete each odar.. and its true.. "Opposites do attract".. And so goes on the story of my life. ...

Monday, September 28, 2009

A cup of coffee and some memories

i am drinking cofee now..which prompted me to post this one..
craving for coffee,that i can have at any time of the day or night..and coffee comes with a bunch of memories...
coffee durin those late nite studies..
coffee at a friends place at midnite...
sipping coffee and watching the rain and snow.
.coffe as a substitute for vodka once..
those coffee times at ccd..
coffee to bring up my down in the dumps mood..
n of course a dear friend..who taught to make his special cofee..joking wid him in the kitchen little did i realise..tht he will leave us all n go away soon..bt i ll always remember him..as long as i make his coffee..

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Of Dreams And Life....

It was a village where basic amenities like electricity was unheard of.the villagers were self sufficient,building their own houses,and raising their own crops...and the whole of the village depended on one store for their basic amenities,..well,they didn't have much other choice of shopping..

our hero comes from such a village.but he was different from the rest..he dared to dream big..a huge big i must say..and he made it too..BIG BIG time..today he can feed his whole village daily with half his monthly income..and well he does his share of good deeds too..:)

This is not a fictitious story..its the true life of one of my friends,whom i came to know recently...wanted to use the real name,but our hero being a hero..prefers to remain behind the curtains....


There are rags to riches stories..thn there are riches to riches,riches to rags.. and a huge section.. somewhere in between rags and riches...which take up most of the space in the pie-chart...the rags section of society take a chance ,because they have nothing to lose..the riches section of the strata always take chances because,they have more than plenty in their hands..the 'middle-class' section in the society,most of the times tend to remain middleclass,xcept for a few daring ones who treaded the offbeat path....and even if you try to stray frm the set path,believe me there will be a lots of 'ifs', 'nos' and 'buts' to hold you back...

there are people who dream..some of them they wake up and make their dreams come true..some others are quite happy living in their dream world..and making their dreams remain dreams..but there are a few who wake up,work for their dreams..but still..their dreams will always remain dreams...and thats what 'unfulfilled dreams ' are made of..always a dream,never true..how muchever you want to!!!

And there is a factor which comes into play,which we all call lady luck...some guys are the luckiest ever..n some,never had a brush of that in their life.


They say"Never let go of your dreams,because if dreams die,life becomes a broken winged bird,that cannot fly"..

BUT..
What if you become broken winged and die finally,chasing those unfulfilled dreams?
How can you change the fact that some broken dreams will always remain so??

I sometimes wonder...
We work,we sweat..n we sometimes almost die trying for something,N still lady luck wont smile at us..
Any clue why????

Saturday, September 19, 2009

my bengali diaries..part 5

anodar recap of my bite wid the bengali mishti..its puja n celeb times out here..'pandals' of every shape n size adorning the roadsides (will defenitely upload the pics of tht soon)..n the so called mainroad has bcom even more cramped,bustling wid ppl n activity.bt dis time no ones complaining.guess the spirit of the festive season is full on..thts all 4 now folks..resources n time is forcing me to stop..will b bac wid a more detailed version soon. till then folks....... keep blogging cheerz....

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

A Case Of OCD..

ppl,i suffer frm an OCD..The ocd of blogging even though i lack a proper internet connection..my modem is down..which is forcing me to blog frm the not so comforts of my mobile...well i guess this wil continue 4 a while.wht do u think ppl?am i a chronic ocd case? PS: almost 4got. Tendulkar bcame Tondulkar again.m so happy..sachin u r the best.!!!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

No Smoking Please!!!

Smoking and smokers never fail to irritate me.Here are some pics i got in a mail today.Thankx to my friend Jaisindh, :) .They are interesting,thought generating and very true.
Have a look...





















So ppl at the other end of the fire pipe,whts your say on this?

Make the world a better place for every1 to live in by not smoking......


chitz.....

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

LIFE AND ITS TRUE MEANING.....

life is taking new meanings and dimensions each day...change of jobs,change of scenarios..the path which u have just walked by seems very very different as the day passes by....

today came to hear of a speech of a lady...who has a differently abled son...yea differently abled from the rest of us normal beings..and still managed to be the topper of delhi university...how differently abled is that??

n that lady is pretty happy..she should be..considering the heights her son has acheived..even i feel elated on hearing all dis..i am happy to see how happy she is,devoting her time entirely for children like her son...and many above and below than that...

i appreciate her and i admire her..

they say...
happiness is a choice..
and it truly is...

an year before i judged life and success by the amount of money you make and the amount of power you have,,

but today,i judge life by different measures..
its ur happiness by helping people...
the amount of happiness you can give to other people...through very miniature and simple lessons in life that really matter...

THATS WHAT MAKES LIFE WORTH LIVING!!!!

give it a try and i am sure,u will feel the same....

"life is not measured by the amount of time you lived...but the amount of time you made other's lives worth living."

i dnt kno whether sm1 else has said dis b4...
i say so....
and i truly believe so!
frm the bottom of my hearts....

so long folks...
do good..
be good...

chitz......

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Some Tidbits...

Disclaimer:the below are some tid-bidts ,which is crossing my mind currently,when i am penning this down..Nothing is pre-fabricated and all are the instantaneous musings of my mind..in a very disorderd manner

blogger does act weird at times...m finally able to see my page after almost 12 hrs of desperately trying to login.Desperately because of the reason that i had an idea which i wanted to put in2 black and white..and now when i get to see my blogger page,i feel BLANK!!

so,what is new?
murphy's law acting again...

yesterday,it was a 'black-out' day for the complete city.The maintainence work went overtime than scheduled leavong us poor citizens groping in the darkness and using up our invertor batteries(which i dont have) and our emergency light batteries(which i have)..got to get an invertor soon,Atleast you will b spared from the sticky sticky sweat,which forms suddenly throughout your body..thank god,there are no blood sucking mosquitoes here..period.

3 days before,it was raining hard..and i got to see a rainbow..actually it was a double rainbow..never seen a formation like that at such close quarters!!it was amazingly beautiful..too bad,i didnt have a camera at that time to capture it.

2 days before,i came upon a video.It was a animation of a hippo and a dog.
A funny one.its called the pat and the Stanley show,where pat is the hippo and stanley the dog..
its worth a watch

well and again,i got a party to take care of..If i take dis seriously as a profession,i might get paid well at it..coz i think and i know i am pretty good at it..

n again,my vacation time is coming..gonna take a month of vacation back at my home..i like it at my home,where i can be who i am..but enter the saga of visiting people ..whom i have never seen before,nor will i remember if i see them again..i get back thinking..god is this a vacation??
fake smiles,fake pretenses..n the usual questions...
"hi dear?how r u?any good news??...oh,no.!!you know,u r running outta time.."
which leaves me thinking.."god,is the age of 24 considered to be too old nowadays,to start a family?"
one day i am pretty sure i will mouth out to my so called well wishers..
"NOYB"!!!

apart from that drama,i am sure i will njoy my vacations with the usual fights wid my sister and the high voltage drama from my mom..,which i miss over here...:).well mom is active to an extent..for her even the phone is enough!!

vacations for me also includes lots of sweating on my treadmil,an extra lot actually..This is a necessity since the "love and care' of your parents actually shows on you after the holidays...and late realization comes when your jeans become very hard to button up..i can't take the risk,which i took once...and i love my treadmill for being there with me and putting me back to shape!!

and vacations also means lotts of shopping..which i have to do distime,coz the place i am staying is nothing less than a 'shopper's paradise'...i am a born shopaholic i guess!!take me shopping and i will be in seventh heaven...

finally i am out of my ps:i love you hangover..A vodka would have failed to give me such a hangover!!!

Saw in the news today that the jet pilots are on a mass sick leave!!wtf!!don't they have any other methods of protest..once again "we the people" are bearing the brunt...

One more interesting breaking news i saw todays..2 cabinet ministerd have evacuated their "5-star hotel rooms".which they have been staying in for the past 3 months..jus bcoz thy didnt hve their stately mansions furnished for the past 2 months or so,they opted to stay in a measly 5-star hotel room,for this loong...what irony!!!!!

chal folks,gotta leave now..not that i am out of thoughts..my thoughts are unstoppable,sometimes funny,sometimes boring,sometimes serious so on and so forth..Its just that i chose to take a short break..

Thankx people for sitting through my disorderd thought process...

Until the next blog(which will be ,hopefully tomorrow)..

Ciao folks..
b good,do good...

chitz....

Saturday, September 5, 2009

In A Hangover Of "PS:I LOVE YOU"....

I haven't got over the movie...still in the hangover of it...

How would it be like to lose somebody?
Especially someone you love so much?
Just to know that you wont see that person ever again is enough to make make me cry....

God forbid my loved ones never ever leave me...
I know that is impractical...
But still i wish....

What if i leave first?
That would be better...
Atleast i won't have to go through so much pain...
And i 'll be remembered as young forever...
And will be the owner of a wrinkle free face as far as people could remember...:)

And what else would people remember me for?
Not that i had done anything remarkable....but still
Many would think me as snobbish and attiude filled..
well i say "i was born with it,so better die with it..."
But there might be some good things that atleast a few people will remember me for...
That I am pretty sure of...

Crazy crazy thoughts......
Well..thts wht movies of this kind does to me....
Fill my head with cranky thougts...

I hated it when he went away just like that..
after giving the promise of a lifetime...
I would have kicked my guyin the a** if he left me so...
leaving me wid just a bunch of letters!!!

But i loved the movie...
And the soundtrack...

I can also say,truly from the depths of my heart...
That i 'll love you till the end.....

Well,coming to think of it..many ppl have told me so..
Wonder if they still feel so????
:P

well guys..
i better hit the sacks ...
there is a limit to the so-called crankiness...

ciao...
do good...be good...

chitz.....

Thursday, September 3, 2009

A Reality Check....

today,it feels like a calm after a storm...my whole house which was buzzing with people and activity yesterday seems to have slept off..the good part is i am free...and have time of my own,in the daytime..not at the unearthly hours of the night.....

yesterday's celebrations took its toll on me finally.Seems like i had pushed the "accelerator' too hard preparing for the celebrations,that i finally broke down and went off to a looong sleep..got up early and off to bed again..was suddenly woken up at sometime of the day by the sound of the calling bell,which seemed very unearthly to me at that moment .

Cursing the person who invented the calling bell,i went off to open the door only to find my maid who was absconding for the past few days..before i could open my mouth to say anything,she greeted me with a string of 'coughs'..and not fake ones too...well,my mouth shut itself..at least it is sensible sometimes...

the later events and conversations that followed found myself asking my maid for any help she needed,when she very shyly(she has got pride,all rite) asked me for a 200 rupees extra in her salary for the month..so that she could afford the extra cost of treatment,X-ray and medicines for 3 people in her family excluding herself...that means her whole family is ill!!!

Too bad..that's when i found myself thinking about
money...
its worth...
how i spent it...
and how people really need it...
The day just before,i had spent a considerable amount on party and celebrations .
And here is someone in front of me..who doesn't even have one-tenth of it...

My" i will kill u because you woke me up from my precious sleep" attitude had vanished somewhere..
My maid had given me a reality check...
She prompted me to
think...
to stop complaining..
and to be happy with what you have...

because there may b many people above you who spent lakhs on just designer bags and shoes..and make you go like "aww God..how lucky they are"..
but there are a zillion people below you...who dosent even have the means of having a square meal a day.....

Dont wait for another new year to make a resolution...
The time is always right...
Even if it is in a small way ,try to make a difference in the world..
Reach out to people...
Put forward a helping hand....

Because as said by a great soul...

"Hands that help,are holier than the lips that pray"...




And they truly are...

Image courtsey: www.empirecares.com

And finally........

Finally it happened..after almost 2 weeks of trying to desperately change my blog layout,to something simple but elegant and most importantly to something which appeals to me..i finally found the right one...
And it will be my layout for sometime(provided i don't have a sudden change of taste)!!!

been a busy busy day...
Onam celebs was a blast..
My feast was a hit...:)
Enjoyed the true spirit of "togetherness" of the season...
It was an Onam far away from the land of Onam,but quite a memorable one...
What they say is true...
"Its not the place that matter ,but the people who make the place matters"..

the celebrations and preparations of Onam is finally taking its toll on me...
And its late in2 the nite...
the change of template was one which kept me goin till now..:)
And now,its time to hit the sacks...

Wishing for many more seasons of happiness,togetherness and joy for everyone....

Ciao folks!!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Of slogging and a surprise......

a very tired day,was what was today....
slogging in the kitchen throughout...
reason:a feast should be arranged tomorrow...

My maid who is an adamant follower of Murphy's Law will never be there when i need her...
And i became a one-woman army today....

one year back i would have never imagined of doing such a thing and playing a host...
I would have definitely gone cranky and freaked out..
But today,i dont know how...i am doing it...

And again life makes me feel..how strange it is...
How it makes you do things...which you would have never imagined u wud do in your wildest of dreams...

well..the slogging of the day came to an end....
A very sweet end actually...
By a quick ramble-shamble of a surprise dinner of maggi made by my better half...
For the very tired me....
who didnt have the energy to make dinner...
and who was very surprised to see her dinner served when out of the bath...

Actually it was a "Meri Maggi" moment...
a meri "pyar bhari maggi for my pyari biwi"...
worth coming in the ad....:)



For me it was nothing less than a 7-course dinner..
No wonder my heart was filled wid happiness & love...

The Maggi was good...
N the affection n care made it even better...

These small moments of surprises and love ,are the ones i guess we will cherish in the loong run...

What a happy ending to a not so good day....
N wid dis happy note m off to sleep...

Ciao folks.....

My bengali diaries-part 4

well,this one begins with a more positive note than the last time. Atleast i am not spending time alone in a house deprived of electricity....
Thanks to the generous and kind hearted electrician,from among the lot of attitude filled ones who lighted up my house again....




Well,have to say the days here are going pretty pretty fast..One day its monday,and befor you know,its Monday again....the umpteen number of parties that took place played a great role in the speeding up of days and time...I wonder where did time go soo soon?



And for me,i gave up my content writing job.Reason:i cant get my brain to write on stuff..stuff which i fall asleep on reading the first line itself..This attitude of my so called literary brain landed me in trouble ,i fought a waging war...and the end saw me throwing caution to the winds and quitting the only source of personal income i had for the past 2 months.
Not that i worked much,since i had many other unpaid priorities in my hand like event management,anchoring and all tht b******,which i am forced to do...
Now its back to square 1 again here..From an engineer to a home -maker to a writer cum event manager(the second one being UNPAID)..and now again a home-maker..dnt kno whn i will land in tht 'engineering' square again??
Gotta look out for these signs now..



I cant say i am a full time home-maker now,I guess I am more of a 'blog-maker' now..My time in front of the computer is dedicated exclusively yo my blog...changing templates,adding gadgets,so on and so forth...atleast seeing my blog beautiful makes me happy!!!

Speaking of joy and happiness,its festival time....
Onam has neared upon us....and this is my 3rd onam away from my home...
WELL,have invited around 15 ppl tht day for the traditional 'onam sadya'...which i will be preparing for the first time in my life ...Poor people!!!



And since we dont have plantain leaves..we will be using plastic plantain leaves..a modern touch to traditions....

And its also the time of durga puja in the land where i am staying right now...
Statues of Maa Durga like the one below have started to adorn the roads..
Its a first time experience for me...hoping to enjoy the maximum...




And my doggie Bliss...he continues to remain the free spirited wanderer he is...
Nowadays he comes to us either when he is hungry or when he need medial attention,both which we provide..Should have started a kennel!!!


And for the rains,they still continue to visit us,but with lesser intensity...
Thanx to the rains the already cramped highway is filled with potholes...
Should travel through the roads in a boat than a car..Take a car out and you are sure to destroy it...
Well atleast we are thankful to have rains...which saved us from the horrible sticky weather.

This people,this is what you call seeing the two sides of the same coin!!!

Well thats how my life is going on here...
And b4 i say adieu..
I wish all the readers a very Happy Onam(even if you are hearing about it for the first time)!!! :)

to be cont'd......