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Monday, January 18, 2010

My bengali diaries-part 8

I was walking down the road in the afternoon,quite happily basking in the sun which shows itself once in a while nowadays.Suddenly I came to a sudden halt.There was this "crossing " of the road going on.Not of humans ,but of monkeys.First I thought it was a single one.Then a family of them.All of a sudden i felt like it was a picnic of the whole monkey village...There were lots of them!!!

I am not living in a jungle,in a zoo or any place close by.Over here,This was my first experience of these many characters at such close quarters outside a zoo.Naturally i was astonished.. and afraid,not to mention..

Where did they appear all of a sudden..i have no idea..but the repercussions of their arrival were well to be seen..

My neighbor lazily woke up at 10 one Sunday morning,only to find her milk packet in shreds and milk all over..clothes which are hung outside for drying are going missing and later found in bits and pieces..The dogs in the surroundings,have been all reduced to the status of docile lambs:following the beating up by monkeys.

Some trained and domesticated langurs (black tall monkeys)were brought to chase away the monkeys.The monkeys took to their heels at the sight of the langurs.Thus they chased away monkeys with monkeys.And finally we are devoid of the "M company"..and the almost 2 day seige by the monkeys came to an end!!

(not a seige it was,but the drama seems to spice things up..:) )

First horror stories about snakes and the sight of a sheded snake skin..Now monkeys..I should say,The East is a pretty wild place..

And on other notes..winters are on full form and never seem to end..its almost going to be 3 months now...and now the mind of mine has started craving for a bit less cold of a weather...

its true,you can't have too much of a good thing also...

until the next post folks..



Friday, January 8, 2010

Thoughtful ads...

A friend mailed me these pics....Thought of sharing it..

Thankx arvi for sharing them with me...

These pics really do speak more than a thousand words...don't they??


Wednesday, January 6, 2010

The Parting Ways....


Her eyes were intoxicating.More than the drink in his hand.The most beautiful he had ever seen.He just kept on staring ,staring and staring..What else could he do,for he was helpless.A drink in his hand,and a smile in his face,that was what he was now.Some where,somehow,some place,he had hoped to meet her.But this was the least expected of places.She was still the same to him,nothing less than perfect.He wanted to,very much wanted to,hug her and tell her how much ever he loved her still.But,he wondered whether she had noticed him till then.Everything came back to him suddenly.The meeting,the courtship, the breakup and the heart break which followed the break-up.He wondered again if she had seen him?He wondered again,did she love him still?He didn't think so.But deep in his mind,he wished so.And then came the moment,she looked up,and yeah,she saw him.And there she stood staring back at him.What did her eyes convey to him??Was the emotion filled with joy,sorrow or betrayal.What was she trying to say to him?As usual,he stood there.Having no clue of her emotions or feelings,unsure of what she was trying to tell him.And all of a sudden he knew,why she went away from him,why those promises were broken,and why that goodbye had to be said.And he stood there again,unable to do anything..but stare into those beautiful,big black eyes...

She turned and started walking away,
And for him,life went back to the drink which was awaiting him...


She walked into that place with her friend.She disliked the place more than anything else in he world.It held for her memories.Memories she tried very hard to erase from her mind,but which failed to leave her at any cost.She looked up,and there he was.In their usual place,minus her.Images from the past,flashed before her eyes.He still was the same.The same unruly hair,the same bratish look and the same stare that penetrated deep into her heart.Did he still love her?Will he forgive her for her immature behavior?Will he forgive her for walking out on him,when he was the most confused?Will he ever understand her??She looked at him,hoping for a smile in return.But nothing happened.And then she knew,she was nowhere in his life.She realized he had said good bye to her forever..

Dejected ,she turned around and walked away....
To another life,which she wished she could build up someday without his memories...

And here they were ,saying goodbye to each other,because of their unspoken and misunderstood perspectives and thoughts...

And little did they know,a look back would have avoided the parting ways.....



short n sweet..

I have been awarded by rohit...thankx buddy...n here i go awarding my top 2 followers which i think are the best critics of my work...

the rest of the following fellow bloggers,u all are gr8..but This award is for the best follower..legally i can award only one,but here i am awarding 2 ..but seriously,you all rock..!!!!

Recievers of award..plz do award ur deserving followes...:D

Love you all..
until the next post...


Monday, January 4, 2010


Its tag time,after a loong time..dis time tagged by here goes,

1. What is your current obsession?

Decorating and re-decorating my home..

2. What are you wearing today?

Ha ha..Layers of clothing..thankx to the winter..thermals,t-shirt n jeans,sweater,jacket,socks and a cap..:)

3. What’s for dinner?

Had my dinner..wai-wai noodles(much better thn maggi) n mustard kasundi(much better thn ketchup)..the best discovery from the east so far..

4. What’s the last thing you bought?

The last thing I actually bought will be a bottle of thumps-up..

5. What are you listening to right now?

Eddie Murphy's voice from I-spy..(coming frm the tv)..

6. What do you think about the person who tagged you?

A regular and interesting blogger

7.If you could have a house totally paid for, fully furnished anywhere in the world, where would you like it to be?

Shimla..(I am in love wid dis place)

8.One thing you wanna change about yourself ?

My temper-tantrums..everybody around me will also want tht..:)

9. If you could go anywhere in the world for the next hour, where would you go?

I will go back to Udhampur,visit the house i stayed over there..relive my memories,see the snow at natha-top n thn will come back..

10. Which language do you want to learn?

In the process of learning german..always getting stuck midway though..

11. What’s your favourite quote?

Live and let others live peacefully..

12 .would u cook for me?

HA,ha..rohit you are welcome to have lunch and dinner at my place anyday..breakfast won't be available.. :)

13. What is the right way to avoid people who purposefully hurt you?

Give them a dose of their own medicine,Then there wont be any need to avoid them..they will avoid you.. :)

14.What are you afraid of the most?

If it is of phobias,I am acrophobic..

15.Who do you want to meet right now?

My friend from college

16.What is your favourite colour?

There is skyblue,then there is pink..

17.Give us 3 styling tips that work for you.

I am born stylish..I don't need to do anything..sorry folks.. :P

18.What is your dream job?

To become a well-acknowledged writer..

19.What’s your favorite magazine?

As of now,nothing..since accesibility is less..

20.If you had $100 now, what would you spend it on?

Everything that catches my eye in the mall..I am a shopoholic

21.What do you consider a fashion faux pas?

For me it is black leather for Indiana Jones maybe..not anyone else i know of

22.Who according to you is the most over-rated writer?

Paulo-Cohelo..Alchemist was enough for me..:)

23.What brings a smile on your face instantly?

Plesant surprises..

24.A word that you say a lot?


25. What kind of haircut do you prefer?

I like my current one with fringes and layers and its got length too..

26.What are you going to do after this?

Maybe sleep

27.What do you do when you are feeling low or terribly depressed?

Write my blog,listen to music that will make me more depressed..yup thts what i do..:)

28.What makes you go wild?

Wild??For one seeing my well -arranged room being clutterd by my hubby makes me wild with anger..

29.What are your favourite movies?

"PS I Love You" I can name..and there are lots lots more

30.What inspires you?

Inspiration is derieved from myself,which inturn depends on my mood which depends on my surroundings,situations and conditions.. :)

31.What do your friends call you most commonly?


32. Would you prefer coffee or tea?


33. Which other blogs do you love visiting?

All those I follow..

34.Favorite Dessert/Sweet?

Rasgulla and anything made out of chocolate or which has chocolate in it..

35.How many tabs are turned on in ur browser right now?


36. When you looked at yourself in the mirror today, what was the first thing you thought?

With all these layers of clothing I look like a walking Igloo

37.Favorite Season?


38.One wish that you really want to see it come true?

Cn't say,maybe it won't come true..:P

39. What breaks your heart?

Lack of attention by people I love..

And its over...

I am taking the liberty of breaking the rule...:)

But I answered all the questions..

I haven't added anything of my own or not gona tag neone in specific..

As usual everyone and any1 who is interested can complete dis..:)

Until the next post folks..



Sunday, January 3, 2010

My Baby You...

My baby,you are my life..
You are the most precious one ..
You are the one I have been waiting for throughout..
I will love you,like no one can ever do..
I will care for you like no-one can ever do..
And I will give up anything for you..
Just so that,you will be happy...

These are the thoughts..the thoughts of a mother,about her baby..

Mostly...yeah,I am forced to say "mostly"..

Some babies are denied the chance to experience the life outside the mother's womb.And their short stint with life ends there itself.

I was asked to write an article about female-foeticide,and research revealed some gruesome facts.

Reasons?The causes?The implications?The preventive measures?

I am not going to present the details of my research before you...

It is a story which has been told again and again and a battle which has been fought over and over..

I didn't read much about male-foeticide..But definitely there will be cases of pregnancy termination,without even knowledge of the sex ..

Reasons for termination of pregnancy?

Other issues(Cant afford a baby,Not ready for a baby)-Questionable and debatable.
Because the foetus turned out to be a female??-Un-exceptable in every sense of the word...

If they keep on terminating female births,I wonder how do those people plan to survive and carry forward?Interesting it will be,to know their thoughts..

Some people pray,try do everything they can possibly do to have a baby.While some just say "no way",to another life to be born into the world..Ironical isn't it?

And then there are the lucky ones,who can really look into the eyes of their baby and say..

"Oh,my baby you know how much I love you"....

And I wish,every baby is given a chance to hear this beautiful lullaby....


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