Thursday, November 20, 2008

Terrifying ‘M’ Factor

I’d say something that irritates me the most next to driving in Chennai roads will be this ‘M’ factor. Well, it will be easy for anyone (or at least for the people of my age group) to guess what this ‘M’ factor is all about… for the rest let me say it is this terrifying ‘M’ ‘M’ ‘M’ ‘M’ ‘Marriage’.

If you hate me to the core (or) you are too jealous of me being happy and smiling all the time (or) you just feel like irritating me, all you have to do is just say that word to me… but make sure the very next second you vanish away from my sight or else I’d guarantee that you can find our names in Newspaper the next day for you being killed and me becoming the murderer.

I’m so damn frustrated with everyone around me talking about it all the time....Grrrrrr
The concept of “Arranged Marriage” (as my Sydney friends stress those words within quotes) sounds really weird and makes me think is so absurd.
Step 1: X and Y meet
Step 2: Exchange looks and smiles
Step 3: Talk for a max of 30 mins
Step 4: Parents say ‘Yes’ as they like the family and astrologer says they make a great pair.
Step 5: Decide the life partner in less than a month.
Though this process has proved to be surprisingly successful…I still can’t accept it.

All of a sudden from no where comes my aunt’s sister’s husband’s brother’s wife’s mom who would have met me a couple of times (that too unwillingly), will pour so much of love on me that she keeps bugging my parents about why haven’t they got me married to anyone!!!!!! [She would not even remember my name properly, confusing it with my sister’s name often.] I’ll then carry a broad smile with sooooooo-sweet-of-you-aunty look in my face and I let only my mind speak “Why the hell are you bothered about me now?” This will eventually make my parents worry for a week or two, thinking they skipped to perform their duty as parents, blah blah blah….

Hallo, What is the big deal here? I still have time or I need time. Now don’t ask me ‘How long?’ When my parents still feel that I’m not grown up enough to drive a car myself, don’t you think I’m too young for this ‘M’ stuff ;) My dad calls this a ‘Clever stupid logic’ but yaaa I can’t do something or pretend to like something when I don’t really believe or agree to it. This is going to be my future and 2nd half of my life, I really can’t rush and decide something but my parents can’t wait. :(

This life as a single is so much fun-filled, why would anyone like to take risk or gamble in life? Don’t you agree guys and girls????

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Tagged(9)-Jus a casual one..

RULE #1 People who have been tagged must write their answers on their blogs and replace any question that they dislike with a new question formulated by themselves.
[I don’t dislike any, so I’m not replacing any question]

RULE #2 Tag 6 people to do this quiz and those who are tagged cannot refuse. These people must state who they were tagged by and cannot tag the person whom they were tagged by.
[I was tagged by m.flowerr]

Continue this game by sending it to other people.

1. If your lover betrayed you, what will your reaction be?
Wait for time to heal all the pain and try my level best not to get cheated again.

2. If you can have a dream come true, what would it be?
Have a trouble free and peaceful life [which is impossible] :)

3. Why do you blog?
I love writing and reading. Got a couple of friends here too, which was actually a surprise gift :)

4. Will you fall in love with your best friend?
Why not?

5. Which is more blessed: loving someone or being loved by someone?
Being loved by someone ofcourse.

6. How long do you intend to wait for someone you love?
I don’t mind waiting if his love for me is true and unconditional.

7. If the person you secretly like is attached, what will you do?
Of course be happy.

8. If you could root for one social cause, what would it be?
Child Labour

9. What takes you down the fastest?
Lie and Betrayal.

10. What resurrects you the fastest?
Friends and their support.

11. What’s your fear?
Separation ……

12. What kind of person do you think the person who tagged you is?
Sweet, Simple and Sensible.

13. Would you rather be single and rich or married and poor?
Money and Marriage...both doesn’t matter me much. :)

14. What’s the purpose of such Tags?
To know each other better.

15. If you fall in love with two people simultaneously whom will you pick?
Pls, I wish it doesn’t happen.

16. Would you give all in a relationship?
I might.

17. Would you forgive and forget someone no matter how horrible a thing he has done?
I might forgive, but definitely not forget.

18. Do you prefer being single or in a relationship?
Currently, single.

19. Who/what inspired you to start blogging?
Nothing but the interest in me :)

20. Tag 6 people.
Sandhya, Aashi, Shashi, xh, Jaggu, Sindhu

Saturday, September 6, 2008

I Miss Her....

Separation shatters me down…

First it was my sis....

When she rang up and said “Hey I’ll be coming to India and be staying there for 2 months” I was like “What the Hell…Why such a long stay?” …but now it seems like ‘just’ 2 months…:( Already all the fun, joy, laughs vanished and the house is empty again without her. Can you even believe that this was the first time I felt that I miss her!!! Though we stay together only occasionally these days…I had always felt it is better that we stay away to save the house being transformed in to a war field and all spoons and forks being turned to be the proud swords and cannons.

This time there was no much war, might be that is reason behind this ‘I miss her’ story. I really don’t know whether it is our parents who failed to build that bond between us (or) as the elder one I should have made it strong and should have been holding on to it (or) is it my misconception that she never loved me and hence I didn’t love her (or) vice-versa.

I miss her…truly…for the very first time. She said she’ll be back this December again…
Waiting for her…for her laughs and pranks to fill the house back with her noise. She doesn’t read my blog and after writing this I don’t think I’ll even let her know my blog link , though she’s my sis I think I feel a bit odd or even shy to say ‘I Love You’ to her.

During this wait for my sis, the next separation happened…

It was followed by Gaagi…

She was a colleague, then friend now I could say my mother…

Gaagiiiiiii” I used to drag her name and she’ll know I’m going to ask her for something…
Ya tell me…What is it now?”
Can you get me my brush and paste pleaseeeeeee
Gaagiiiiiii water pleaseeeeeee
Gaagiiiiiiiiii can you feed me pleaseeeeeee
Gaagiiiiiiiiiiiii tell me some bed time stories pleaseeeeee
"Gaagiiiiii tell me do I look fat in this dress for one last time" [I would ask that for the 100th time...]

I absolutely become her child and this list goes on & on & on & on…

She left home for a weeks time. It is not even a day since she left and I already feel completely lonely. Technology transmits sound, images, etc across borders, I think the next should be the sense of touch…I really don’t know how I slept yesterday without her pat. This is so terrible and for the first time I wish I had work even on weekends.

Separation, be it temporary or permanent is the most unbearable thing according to me.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Stir Me Crazy!!!

On a Friday evening, having finished all my pending works a day ahead…aaaaaaahhhhhhh at last got some time to wander in my utopia…:) Should say it is a real stress buster…even better than shopping…:)

So wanted to change the look of my blog for so many reasons
1.I’m too bored with my blog’s skin.
2.Think it is in trend now....saw so many people doing it and their space looks really great and inviting too!!!
3.Might attract more readers/ the same readers to read my blog.

So mission started at around 12 p.m today.

I was looking for different templates and I chose a very pretty one in the combination of black and blue…my favorite colors….I was all teeth…eeeeeeeeee:E I downloaded it and pasted in my ‘Edit HTML’ space, clicked ‘Preview’ and closed my eyes. Just preparing myself to see my blog (at last) looking really cool and warm [What?%&!@]

Ya, I opened my eyes in less than a minute with so much of expectation to see my utopia in black and blue….and still my teeth showing eeeeee.[Remember the orbit gum ad….here I replace the Cow….trust me.. ya I do replace and not duplicate]

O M Goooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooood

It was not B&B but all White and Red. Though I liked the white I hated the “Red” there.
It said some error “blah blah xml blah blah close all tags” Shit man…again…what the hell is ths???? This language scares me :( Now what is this xml crap.

I tried again and again in all possible ways with different templates. Some one asked me to try dreamweaver...I thought it was dreamviewer...ok fine I did download it but what to do with this dreamweaver/viewer. This was even more complicated. By then it was 4 p.m. I would have annoyed at least 5 of my friends… not letting them do their work and enquiring about what to do with that xml error and racked 3 to fix it immediately, where only 1 at least tried something and said “SORRY”.

Why should this happen to me? Only me???? My eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee was no more there and it was mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm now... completely zipped up. I still remember struggling to fix the blogroll thing in my blog and one fine day [probably should have been my lucky no luckiest day..] I fixed it and slowly made it look better……if not the best.

Seeing me struggle even past 5 p.m, my friend suggested me ‘Why not ask your blog friends?” Ya not a bad idea…but how well can they communicate through mails and comments. I was thinking for a while….then came to a conclusion….Why not try it coz I have no other option left.

So here is the birth story of this blog….Now, are all those kind hearted bloggers ready to pool in your valuable suggestions?

P.S – Pls “bulb” kuduthudadheenga …tell me whatever you know.
This drives me crazy :(

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Tagged(8)- I s

I am: Aarthi. [I don’t know more than that]
I think: Positive
I know: Lil bit of everything…hope so ;)
I want: Love and Peace
I have: Biggggggg Smile
I wish: [Day] Dreams come True
I hate: Nothing
I miss: Sydney Life
I fear: My future.
I feel: I’m growing fat.
I hear: Keyboard clicks
I smell: Rain on earth
I crave: “Death by Chocolate” [Chocolate dessert at Tangerine]
I search: Truth and Honesty together.
I wonder: Here…
I regret: My mistakes
I love: Almost Everything
I ache: Only when it is unbearable
I am not: skeptic
I believe: Whatever has happened.. is for good.
I dance: In Gym
I sing: When I see or listen to songs.
I cry: When I’m all alone
I don’t always: Cry
I fight: With my sis..
I write: All that hits my mind
I win: When I can bring a smile in someone’s face
I lose: When I hurt someone
I never: Want to hurt anyone
I always: Respect my parents [At least wish too..if they dont agree with this]
I confuse: Very rarely
I listen: To suggestions and not advices
I can usually be found: At work / home..:(
I am scared: Of loneliness
I need: Someone by my side always
I am happy: With what I have
I imagine: Too much [That’s what my friends n parents say]
I Tag: Kuttibalu [who has disappeared suddenly... so wish to welcome him back with this tag]

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

I saw God...U?

I wanted to write about this S n S [Serious and Sensible] stuff really really long before. As you all know the obvious reason of me being held up with my work, didn’t let me spend much time for this. It is never late and no regrets, so here it is… some awesome read for all you there.

Ramavaram…..- I don’t know how many of us know this place, or how many of us will be even interested in knowing about this. Well, if you want to know then go ahead or jus chill out this stuff might not be for you.

Ramavaram is a slum, which is surprisingly situated very near to the metro… Chennai. Why I mentioned “surprisingly” here is, the place is very much underdeveloped or to be honest completely undeveloped!!!!! when compared to the metro. People here don’t meet even their basic needs like food, clothing and shelter!!!! It is a small slum with not a huge population and well the link will take you to further details about the place.

If it is not about the slum…then what am I going to write here?
About Gods!!!!

I have heard people saying “God sent angels” or God appearing in disguise as Humans. I should say I’m lucky and fortunate….Lucky- coz I saw those Gods on Earth and Fortunate- coz I’m sharing their pics with you guys…:)

These Gods are doing their M.B.B.S [To be Doctors] 1st and 2nd year in Ramachandra Medical College, Porur. Well don’t be surprised that these Gods are far younger than us…..Yes, they are still in their teens and early 20s!!! M.B.B.S is considered to be one of the most hectic under graduate degree, where people really have to put in 100% effort, dedication, interest not only during the course of study but even during their service period…and their hard work extending till their death. Unlike many they didn’t find their weekends as time to hang out in pubs, cafes and movies but THEY ADOPTED THIS SLUM…and they are providing all kind of possible support to the people living there!!!!!!!!

Let me list few of them…
1. Education to kids.
2. Supply of stationeries like pencil, pens and notebooks.
3. Clean clothes.
4. Nutritious Food.
5. Teaching hygienic habits.
6. Getting jobs for men and women.

And you know what they still invite more suggestions!!!!!

Something we all got to know is, the team that is working towards this has no support from anyone but they are just on their own. Another interesting fact is only a couple of them can speak the local language ‘Tamil’, in spite of which this service continues…..

I’m totally speechless and thanks to my cousin Malar, who is one among these Gods who sent me the link. Let us all try to support these Gods, if at all we can’t become one.

P.S. Pls do visit the blog and let those Gods realize that there are still few humans left in this world.

Saturday, May 31, 2008

This stuff is...

Been a while since I blogged….

As I pick up the Ergo [free local newspaper targeting the IT Industry] today morning I bumped into this article about the Indiblogger meet in Chennai. Oops !!!! I thought I could register later…...but at last I missed it...:( Then it clicked me…..when did I last blog?? what happened to my 3-4 blog per month count???

Aaahhh...It is never late I can still write one and change the date and upload, so that it looks neat and clean Jan 3,Feb 3, Mar 3, Apr 3, May 3.

So what should I now blog about? Something nice? Or Something weird? Or Mix of both? Well, lemme figure it out at the end.

Some New rules were set at work-

  • No more listening to music while work hours, so total ban to speakers and headphones. People had that WTF reaction on their face, which was neatly camouflaged with that “Oh that’s ok”, the simplest reaction they could ever give as it was declared by our head…
  • It is “better” to “minimize” chatting. …[Thank God it is not “should” and “stop” but just “better” and “minimize”…hehe….be positive guys!!!!]. We laid emphasis on those unstressed words, but it was followed by a shock.

I got even the logs of chat, orkut and other social networking websites, which was not really pleasing” [Again I thanked God… they didn’t mention Blogging]

Gosh why do they have to do that???????

So until something is very important/necessary/urgent [good he mentioned all those words] please guys be in control

We were predicting the other rules they might include in the future

1.Don’t drink/eat [even water or snacks] at your desk unless it is very important [you got hiccups], necessary[you couldn’t breathe] or urgent[ you might die].

2. Don’t talk to your colleagues unless it is work related. Sometimes you might say a ‘Hi’ or ‘How are you?” or “Good morning... so and so” since you might forget their names!!!

3.Don’t take leave at all. Though you have that 10+12 days quota every year. I’ll be more pleased to see you work 365 days or 366 if it is a leap!!!!!

Oops again a blog about my work…mmm fine…next time let me not irk people with the same stuff…;) And yaaa I figured it out…. This stuff is pretty weird of course.

Friday, May 23, 2008

The Black Driver

Venue: Nairobi, Africa

Date: 5-6 yrs back [approx.]

  • My Aunt-Tara,
  • My cousins-Gowri and Malar, [Thanks for sharing this with me]
  • Tara’s family friend-Let me name her ‘X’ [who by then had recently shifted to Nairobi with her husband and whose native is Madurai, a town in Tamilnadu.]

The Story:

I think people from India…if not whole India, at least from South India mention the car boot as ‘dikki’. In fact I was doing the same till I heard this story from my cousins!!!!!

X’s family and my aunt’s family planned for an outing. They decided to take both their cars with their African drivers. When they packed everything for their trip, X was bringing it out to place all that in the car. Gowri, Malar and Tara were following her.

X called for the driver and before she placed them in the car she said..…
“Open the dikki…….”

Totally shocked and out of words…the driver stares at her…She again goes…
“Open the dikki…….”

This time the driver was really furious….

Gowri and Malar who were watching this couldn’t help and were laughing out aloud and ran to Tara. When Tara came out she heard X saying it again for the 3rd time…or for the nth time...


Tara had to rush or else she would have seen X being killed by the Driver!!!

Confused? Or Clear?

Read further….

The word ‘dikki’ means a guy’s reproductive part [I tried my level best to make it sound decent]
Now can you imagine the bewildered look on the poor driver’s face?

Moral of the Story:

Better you learn the local language [even local English] before you speak, when you are out of your Country.

Monday, May 12, 2008


I can say this is a sequel of my previous blog. I wanted to mention about it in my previous blog itself, but was worried whether it would bother my friend who shared her experience with me….But surprisingly when I told her about my ‘Appraisal Fever’ blog she insisted me to write about her experience too…:)

Boss: I am appreciate your performance from last appraisal.
[Don’t get confused this is how his English is-just an sample I can’t continue in the same filthy English coz I’m afraid whether I’ll lose my vocabulary]

My Friend: Ok

Boss: Why have you rated ‘B’ for certain tasks?

MF: I was not assigned any such tasks so I thought it is not fair to rate myself ‘A’.

Boss: Since you were working on a more important task and it is my mistake to have not assigned you those tasks I give you ‘A’.

MF: Ok

Boss: Do you need a promotion?

MF: Will any one deny?

Boss: But I think you don’t deserve one.

MF: Ok

Boss: blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah………………….

MF: Whatever….OK

So by this time you’ll think this is all over……but No


Episode 2: After a Couple of days……

When both MF and her boss are in a meeting with some one else, who has a very good opinion about MF.

Boss: I think you could have performed better.


Boss: You had so many opportunities to prove yourself but you didn’t utilize it…

MF: ………………………………?????????!!!!!!!!!!!------------

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Appraisal Fever

I walk in to my office as usual and I am surprised to see people are not as usual. With so many ‘????????????’ in my mind and no patience to wait, I go and ask my colleagues….is everything fine…?[I think it sounds better and positive than –is something wrong?] They tell me…it's appraisal time….:) ...:(... oops I donno which smiley I should use now…:-/

Not having my appraisal now…I can happily sit back and watch all that is happening around me. They go one by one in random order. While they go they rush with a blank face and when they come back.... I really can’t predict anything from their face. I think this is the only time people can show so many expressions on their face at the same time [better than those kollywood/bollywood/hollywood actors]….I don't mean they act but it comes so naturally... producers should think about giving appraisal to actors too...:)

Ok, so no one is happy?
No, they are happy coz they mentioned a line saying you did good work.. on that hour.. of that day.. for that project.

So, are they not sad?
No, they are sad for not mentioning the other ‘n’ achievements that went unnoticed.

So, they are not angry?
No, they are angry coz they didn’t get what they want-both in terms of rating or hike.

So, nothing left out?
No, they keep advising others about how to talk during their appraisal, in spite of knowing it would not help them in any way but help themselves in spitting out what was all missed out during their appraisal.

So….What is the moral of the story guys?
“Talk as long as you can and argue, though it wont help you in anyway but at least you can have a nice boring chat with your manager[which he calls "interesting to know about you"...]. Another advantage is next time he’ll make sure that you have enough stamina to fight back and sustain for hours together, so he wouldn’t prefer to fight but to praise you....coz that’s the only time we stay quiet...and don't argue...:) Last but not the least-->Don’t expect anything as you get only what they want to give you”

My only doubt: Isn’t this an obvious waste of productivity, man hours……..and the big list they mention during every meeting?

Friday, April 25, 2008

Tagged(6 n 7)-10 R's and 30 Q's

10 Reasons Why I Blog (By Jaggu)
(In random order)
1.No rules to follow and I’m being completely myself.
2.Stress buster.
3.Blogger Friends.
4.Never lets my brain to be a Devil’s Workshop.
5.Love Reading.
6.Love Writing.
7.Online Diary-At least now accept my life’s an open book.. :)
8.Feedback for my writing helps me improve my skills.
9.Learn a lot from others experience.
10.Hey…this is my Utopia…What more should I say?

30Q’s (By Sandhya)
1.Last movie you saw in theatre?
Santhosh Subramaniam
2.What book are you reading?
Many Lives, Many Masters
3.Favorite board game?
Scrabble, Pictionary
4.Favorite Magazine?
Marie Clarie
5.Favorite Smells?
Dosa on pan, Frying Onions and Mehandi
6.Favorite Sounds?
Baby Laughs
7.Worst feeling in the World?
I don’t know…I don’t want to even think of it.
8.What is the first thing you think of when you wake?
It should have not been 7 a.m so soon.
9.Favorite fast food place?
Mmmm…Gangotree [Chat center]
10.Future Child’s name?
Why would I tell…:)
11.Finish this statement-“If I had a lot of money I’d…
I would build my dream house.
12.Do you drive fast?
He he….I hardly drive…:(
13.Do you sleep with a stuffed animal?
Nope…those days are gone…I’m grown up mommy…:)
14.Storms-Cool or Scary?
Cool... from distance.
15.What was your first car?
Santro...not mine though...Dad's and Dad's gift for me was Honda City.
16.Favorite drink?
Pina colada –Pineapple and coconut milk mocktail
17.Finish this statement-“If I had the time I would….
Blog more and visit my friends more frequently.
18.Do you eat the stems on broccoli?
When I don’t eat broccoli why would I eat the stems…
19.If you could dye your hair any other color, what would be your choice?
I love blonde but since I have tried it already I want burgundy…
20.Name all the different cities/towns you have lived in.
Mettur, Chennai, Sydney
21.Favorite sports to watch?
22.One nice thing about the person who sent this to you?
Name->I love her name…I donno much about you Sandhya..:(
23.What’s under your bed?
The Cot
24.Would you like to be born as yourself again?
25.Morning person or night owl?
Night Owl
26.Over easy or sunny side up?
Sunny side up…:)
27.Favorite place to relax?
Home sweet home
28.Favorite pie?
No pies so.. no favorites
29.Favorite ice cream flavor?
30.Of all the people you have tagged, who is the most likely to respond first?
Don’t know…might be whoever sees this first and whoever gets time first.

Tags are open to all..:)

Friday, April 11, 2008

Should I ?

I’m really confused, irritated, frustrated, tired……….
Continue reading and tell me what I should add on to the list above.

Dad’s Stand:

Why should 'you' drive when I gave you your favorite car [Honda City] with an efficient driver to take you around? In spite of his 23 years of experience he himself couldn’t avoid an accident, though it was just once in 23 years I really care for you a lot and I’m still not out of that shock. It is not that I don't trust you but I don't trust the rash drivers you might have to tackle.

Being a loving father and knowing about the uncontrollable traffic here and terrible drivers on road how do you expect me to let you drive in the chaotic environment. Even if I let you drive now [just coz you are pestering me so much and you’ll be really unhappy if I don’t] each and every minute I’ll be tensed thinking about you. I really can’t be normal until you reach home everyday.

Do you really want to push me into this situation?

My Stand:

I know you love me so much and I’m really lucky to get such a loving dad. I insist you to understand that I love driving and I’d say it is my passion. Not only the drivers, however efficient a person might be we can’t predict when we’ll meet with an accident. If at all everyone gets worried like this, there will be no one driving today.

You have to trust your daughter dad and I’m not a rash driver. You know that too. Whenever I see any women driving on the roads, I’m almost into tears. [Well I don’t cry that easily, a bit of exaggeration to convince him] In spite of you giving me so much liberty, when I think about this I feel so bad that you are grabbing away my freedom.

Why don’t you gimme a chance and see. Might be for approximately 6 months?

After all this argument for more than god-only-knows-how-many- times he still says the same and me still sticking on to the above words there seems to be no end. So should I have to just go ahead and take my car? But I’ll feel dead guilty to hide something from him.

Help me guys!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And of course girls.

Monday, March 31, 2008

Catty..Cutie Cat

I don’t remember his name, but I still remember exactly how he looked. I’m not even sure whether it is a him/her. Yaa…I should have been less than 5 years old and he should have been younger than me. I really didn’t bother about his sex and I prefer to refer to him as “him” and not “her”. I remember how I tortured him but inspite of that how he loved me. But he was my 1st and my last PET …ya he’s my catty cat-that’s how I mention him.

He was usually found roaming on the roads and on a special rainy day he was cuddling under a small shrub in my garden. I was making paper boats and was enjoying the scene….shouting loud in enthusiasm while it floats for a longer distance than my sister’s boat and shouting loud in disappointment when it sinks...:( Let me first tell why I mentioned it as a “special” day…....ya for the obvious reason that was the day he became my friend. Though I have seen him before, I was more happy when he came to me..:)

I saw him shivering and somehow wanted to help him. I asked mummy for a ‘small’ blanket, she was confused, then I said it was for the catty there. She came out with a torch to see him and he was frightened on the flash of the blinding torch light. He tried to run away, I was shouting at mum “Mummy please don’t scare him away” Then she switched it off and we tried to find him out in the dark rainy night. We couldn’t find him and I had to go to bed with a big sad face and no wonder my dreams were all about him.

Next day morning saw him again and this time I didn’t want to scare him so I waited with a bowl of milk and a bread slice and made that “chu chu” and “meow meow” sound to attract him. There he came…my brave boy…to get his food after a lot of hesitation and a long wait with a hungry tummy. He was not very fluffy like the other posh home grown cats, but I liked him for whatever he was…The torture I mentioned above was-- I used to wake him up by pulling his ears and I never used to carry him…might be I thought I’m too small to carry anything/anyone and I always used to call him, if he doesn’t come then I used to drag him with his tail. Poor cattie cat he won’t even scream…and has not even scratched me with his nails for all I did. He was such a nice friend but I had to lose him due to nature’s call-I don’t want to elaborate on this one.

I asked myself why I thought about him after a very long time and why I felt like writing about him ???

Reason 1-I read about cats in
Curious's blog and I wanted to write about my one too. Thanks to Curiously Curious…:)

Reason 2-Since I didn’t do the same for a while, he came in my dreams and reminded me and hence this catty cat story is here for you and me.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Jana Gana....

Two weeks back we went to Sathyam Cinemas on a Saturday as per my routine to watch a movie. I’m a person who will get the true essence of watching a movie or who will be able to enjoy the movie to the fullest only if I watch it from the trailers/ads. We were rushing since mum delayed… as she had to collect clothes from dry clean. I was yelling at her saying even if I miss one scene…might be even the productions name in the screen then she would have to take me to the same movie again. As usual she paid no attention to what I was talking!!!!!

Hell with this traffic…each n every time we near a signal I used to pray to God that it shouldn’t turn red and make us the unlucky ones. God gave us green signals..all the around 5-6 traffic signals…I couldn’t believe it….overwhelming with joy but still not able to enjoy it completely we reached the theatre….Now, we can’t wait for the lifts and mum is slow in steps…which is the quickest option…I started thinking. Well I can’t urge the lift but my mum,yesss. I was literally chasing mum to be quick…she mumbled “People pushing in Thirupathi are better than you” hehe….I giggled.

With all those running, climbing, yelling and gasps we reached and I would have bumped into that ticket collector. Poor guy he gave a confused look and even before I asked he told us –“Movie has not yet started. 5 more minutes, don’t worry” aaahhhh Thank God. Mum’s face had an terrible expression which conveyed “You should have let me take the lifts… idiot/stupid/whatever” I tried to give an innocent smile …:)

We got to our seats and now it’s her turn to yell at me. “What do you think you are doing to me. Is this an age to run? From next week I’m not coming with you to watch movies……..” and it was going on. Do you think I would have been upset…hehe no way…it happens every time we go for a movie and shopping. Her standard dialogue would be “I’m going to tell dad, I can never manage you, ever. From next time I’ll ask him to take you

Suddenly everyone stood up….didn’t understand what was happening…people were not even hurrying so nothing is wrong…but what else....whole theatre was silent….and so mum stopped. Everyone were staring at the screen where S.P.B started singing Jana.......... Gana................... OMG…..I got goose bumps….A.R.Rehman’s music in DTS and S.P.B’s voice and the whole crowd singing together….each and every word uttered with laid emphasis and complete feel….I don’t know what to say but EVERY INDIAN SHOULD EXPERIENCE IT.

I remembered my school days where we get to sing our national anthem everyday, but now we hardly do it and this idea is really awesome. I loved it. Wish they would implement it in all theatres. I was sure mum won’t shout at me for rushing, after this and I won’t rush to see the ads or trailers but to get this feel again and again that refreshed my mind, body and soul.

So guys n gals, auntys n uncles, thathas n paatis...everyone in Chennai go to Sathyam Cinemas not only to watch a movie but to experience gives a feel better than the one you get after a bungee jumping. Well, I don't mean it's scary but the feel you would never forget or you would never wish to forget.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Celebrating Women's Day !!!!

Getting up early in the morning ready to face a fresh new day ahead and with all the energy and enthusiasm we go walking when he comes and gives a small dash over the shoulder… “Ouch” we say and turn back expecting him to apologize but surprisingly he gives a disappointing cum happy look-huh…confused???? Disappointed since he didn’t dash where he wanted to and at the same time happy to have touched a women’s body!!!!!! Great what an achievement thinks himself…..Shit should we face this even on a women’s day thinks the female.

Appearances are deceptive-100% true; people who look pucca decent can even do that. I have heard about harassment but this one was pretty surprising. Small dirty talks, trying to touch hands while passing money, unnecessary conversations like why was Mallika wearing such an exposing dress and how did she look in that and which exposed part looks the best…..Shit man …Why do you want to talk about that to me….Why do I care about what she’s wearing….Well if you flirt you need not exhibit that you are a flirt….coz I know you are one…hmm and what kind of a pleasure do you get when you rub your hands in mine when you pass on something…haven’t you ever touched your mum’s or sis’s hands…it feels the same…try it out to them if u want to know how it feels.

Dressed very well and when told to people around no one would even agree that you are a flirt coz you are very old…..why are you so desperate…don’t you have your wife…well if she’s out of station or you don’t have one then I’m extremely sorry I’m not the one to replace your cravings to…you have other people around for that. Won’t you understand until you get a slap…really didn’t want to create a scene that is the only reason for holding back. See normal flirting is different and harassment is different and I know the difference very well coz of the obvious reason that I’m a girl.

Why can’t you have a true “FRIENDSHIP” like other decent guys out there????? OMG Prem, Logesh, Sandesh, Rejish, Balaji, Ashwath, Hema, Niks, Satish and to all such friends…..hats off to you!!!!!!! You are rocking guys!!!!!!!!!!

Can’t understand? This is what a gang of girls were talking sometime in last week. I wanted to write it as a blog to let people know that girls are still being tortured or harassed however they defend themselves, especially in workplaces. I used to think that this is not possible in this century but believe girls and guys…it is happening till this date. These are very few which I was able to mention here ….there are worse things happening…which has been censored!!!!!!

I have a doubt ….Are you guys facing similar kinda problems too???????? Or is it just we are the lucky ones ????

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Tagged(5)-Object(s) of Affection

Now I have been tagged by ‘Thinking Aloud’ to write about the object of my affection. It was not very pleasant to see my blogs being predominantly filled with tags but this one is quite different, which I can say gave me a break and made my brain think for sometime. Hey ‘Thinking Aloud’ thanks a lot for this….you made me think aloud…:)

I’ll pick it up as “objects” of my affection and not the “object” of my affection…coz I can’t find out the real object of my affection. I myself am confused about what is the object of my it in the past, present or future? Is it the best things in my past that I’ve lost now and I’m still in nostalgia or the objects [includes people] I’ve got now and feel gifted for that or the fear of the future that I might lose what I’ve got now….hmmm…I really don’t know.

Not getting to the serious side there is a big list of objects of my affection….friends still tease me for calling all my gadgets my babies…..:) I can say at any given point of time these gadgets will be in my mind, thoughts and even dreams…Will you believe that I dreamt about having Nokia N96 in my hands!!!! Even a small mark on any of them will upset me…my new Dior [obviously expensive] sunglass which made me fight with my friend G3 since she was pointing at a scratch and saying yes it is a scratch!!!!, that cute heart pendant, LG viewty [which I’m begging people to get for me from S’pore], Sony flash drive 2 GB, yet to be released Nokia N96 for which I visit GSM Arena at least once everyday to check whether they have preponed the release date…phew!!! still a lot more but I don’t want people to think I’m crazy..actually they already tell I’m crazy…..hope at least they don’t conclude.

Other than this the first thing my friend suggested me to write about is mirror, she suspects whether I talk to the mirror everyday coz of the time I spend with it….which is actually not more than 30 mins/day but still she says its abnormal…C’mon I am a girl and I think there is nothing wrong to be girlish and hence this is not abnormal…..the argument is still going on....I leave it to you to decide whether its normal or abnormal. The 2nd suggestion from her is my poor weighing machine….to which I say “I love you” when it shows my weight less or exactly 58 and which I curse, kick and hurt myself when it ERRONEOUSLY reads my weight 0.5 or a kg more….he..he..:)

I think everything that is related to me in my routine life will remain close to my heart be it very small and silly to big and important…its all the same. So this [also] forms the object of my affection.

Fine…. again…I have to do this…like passing on a burden to someone after i've done my part....but Thank God no rules and numbers to be followed so I’ll ask Shashi and Karthick to write about their object/objects of affection. Have fun guys….:)

Awards from Preeti->Me->You

Omg this was a very big surprise for many awards.......just for me!!!!! from just one person.....Thanks a llllllllllllllllloooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooootttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt Preeti................:) and I give all this to you too. I would like to pass this on to my other blog buddies.

1.You make my day Award
I would like to pass this on to 'Compassion Unlimitted', 'Kuttibalu' and 'Shashi'.

2. Friendly Site Award
This is again to 'Compassion Unlimitted', 'Kuttibalu', 'Thinking Aloud', 'Prats', 'Meghna' and 'Ranjani'.

3. Best Blogging Buddies and Forever Friends

These awards I pass it on to everyone in my blogroll....:)

4. Sweet Blogger and Roses Award

This is for m.flowerr, CM-Chap, Nithya N, Curious and Thinking Aloud.

5.Bear Hug and I love you Award

These awards goes to Sandhya, Being Oxymoronish, Curious, Shalini, Sindhu,Ranjani, Prats and Thinking Aloud.

Please take it up....:)

Saturday, February 9, 2008


Instructions: Remove 1 question from below, and add in your personal question, make it a total of 20 questions, then tag 8 people in your list, list them out at the end of this post. Notify them in their chat box that he/she has been tagged.

1) Who are the most & most important persons you like to meet in your life?
Abdul Kalam, Dan brown and Mother Teresa. I will kiss their hands AK-for his hard work and brain, DB for his writings and guts, MT for her heart and love.

2) Name Three Most Valuable Assets?
Me, my family and my friends.

3) If you have the chance, what would you probably say to your beloved one?
I Love You

4) If you were to be stranded on a deserted island, who are the 3 blog buddies you would take with you?
If I’m in trouble why should I trouble my blog buddies too????? If at all it is some kinda place to enjoy then my answer would be Preetilata, Compassion Unlimitted and Kuttibalu.

5) Where is the place that you want to go the most?
Sydney, Australia.

6) If you can have 1 dream to come true, what would it be?
Ms.Aarthi, CEO, ********** Telecoms.

7) Till now, what is the moment that you regret the most?
When I would have hurt someone and when I don’t think before I talk.

8) What are you afraid to lose the most?
My assets.

9) What would you do if you found a briefcase full of money?
I would hand it over to the Police for 2 reasons.
a)I follow rules.
b)I can't enjoy other's money.

10) If you meet someone that you love, would you confess to him/her?
Yes, of course.

11) List out 3 good points of the person who tagged you.
I don’t know him much…all I know about jaggu is
a) He is a die-hard fan of Chiranjeevi [Telugu Super star].
b) He loves singing.
c) He hates love!!!

12) What are the requirements that you wish from your other half?
Love, care and understanding.

13) Which type of person do you hate the most?
I don’t HATE anyone, might be there are people whom I don’t like much, but c’mon everyone has their own + ves and - ves.

14) What is your ambition?
Career wise I have answered already, other than that to be a Good Human-> Good daughter, good friend, good sister and might be a good wife and a good mum.

15) What is the thing that will make you think someone is a bad person?
I don’t conclude about anyone like that.

16) If you could do one thing different in life, what would it be?
Food for all and completely wipe out the word 'hunger'.

17) Something which made u laugh today?
Poornima’s jokes.

18) How do you deal with a friend who has wronged you?
I’ll wait till he/she realizes himself/herself. If it is my very close friend then I might talk about it and sort it out.

19) Name one favorite song of yours.
I just can’t name one……the recent ones are from the movies Kalloori and Bheema.

20) If you are about to lose all your memory and you have an option to remember just one person, who will it be? [My Question]
My mum. It will be terrible if I see my mum and say “I don’t remember you”.I strongly believe mums are Gods on earth.

Now comes the toughest part...I have to tag someone...hmm...
3)Thinking Aloud
5)Tys on Ice

If you have taken up the tag already no worries....:)

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Tagged(3)-Fav fives/Five Favs

Just copy paste THIS and everything below up until my Five links:
I thought it would be cool to have a meme where we post links. We can post up to five. Then we tell five more people to share their links. If we all share who tagged us, our links are sure to be seen! )They can be business links, favorite sites, affiliate links, whatever you want…
There are Five Rules:
1. MUST be clean. No R rated sites.
2. Only FIVE links.
3. MUST tell 5 people.
4. A link back to the person who tagged you ;)
5. Lara’s Place is the meme originator. ;) (an active link is appreciated)
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My Fav Fives/ Five Favs

1.Google-Not just the search engine but even others like gmail, gtalk and orkut -all my favs and the most used by me.
2.Blogspot-ofcourse coz i blog..either to just post mine or to read other's blog...another Utopia.
3.Gsmarena-My mobile world..that sets up my dream phone everytime...which is now being the Nokia N96. to them otherwise I would have been punished for my grammer and vocabulary.
5.Wikipedia-clears all the confusing questions in my mind, from really big to might say my online tech guru.

And now I'd like to torture/bug/whatever 5 poor souls..They are
2.Sandhya[Abt me]
5.Ranjani[The Pensieve]

Please take up the tag guys....:)

Saturday, January 12, 2008

I beg your pardon........

I can say this blog is a sequel of my previous blog-observations. I’m supposed to mention about the following people or incidents in my ‘observations’, but I wanted to elaborate on each one or did I try to escape… I really don’t know, but I’m here to express my guilty feeling…might be asking for pardon…but I’m sure I want to write about this. Let me list the causes of my guilty feeling and some say I need not be guilty and some say yes I have to be….

Cause 1: I see this really old lady near that signal almost everyday. Sitting on the road she keeps talking to herself angrily....or to someone whom I can’t see or might be she's talking to God. Mum said that to me once, when I was small. I pointed a mad person and asked her “Mummy to whom is he talking to…. [Giggle]….Is he mad?”, “No honey, God speaks to such special people, you know. You should not laugh at them.” I remembered that...The old lady’s face will always be filled with worries and anger.....I wonder why? Might be her kids just kicked her out of their house?? Or is that she just don’t have anyone?? I don’t know, but so many vehicles crossing her everyday and so many people at least give a glimpse…but why has no one done anything to her. Or why haven’t I done anything to her?… but still people say “It’s ok don’t bother yourself for such small things”….Is this a small thing…another human being…who might have been normal like any one of us at some point of time, is abnormal now and no one could do anything about that???? I’m disturbed.

Cause 2: This person I see near the same signal, whom I doubt might be the old lady’s husband or might be even my weird imagination, seem to be sane, but a beggar. He looks more terrible….like a white cloth dipped in dirt and sand, losing its original colour and completely torn into pieces. Every time he comes begging I rush to get out some money from my purse….but by the time I do that he moves to the next car. Still, I could pass it on to driver and would have helped him with that Rs.10 or at least keep that money out the next day….After 2 weeks of this guilty feeling I managed to give him that small amount, but I have just helped him for a day…What about the rest?????

Cause 3: This must have been the cutest of puppies I have ever seen. Running so enthusiastically around people waiting in the bus stop, as if pleading for love….looking at him for the first time any girl would go “cho chweet” but no one seemed to care about that little one. In the beginning I never thought it was mad….no one would ever imagine that…but everyday I just pray to God to save him from being beaten up by any truck/van....he is just too small to meet God…that’s what I thought…..:(

I know I can do something for these three ceasing souls, but I don’t know what’s stopping me- laziness, or just being irresponsible, or the feeling ‘when no one cares, then why should I?’ .....

P.S- I haven’t seen that mad dark guy I had mentioned in my ‘observations’ later. I’m disturbed again…:(

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Tagged(2)-New Year Resolutions

Shalini had tagged me to write about my new year resolutions…Well I’m supposed to take up this tag before new year, unfortunately I was held up at work, with relatives at home, trips every weekend n blah blah blah….. I am so sorry Shalini …But I’m happy to write a New Year blog in this New Year!!!..Oops what does that mean??…neways let me start …..

I hardly remember taking up any new year resolutions!!!! When I was a kid and when my parents used to stress the importance of studies, they even helped me to decide my resolutions…So I can say I had never had any New Year resolutions in my life…:) So the suggested New Year resolutions were
1. I’ll get 100/100 in all the subjects and be the class 1st - I never thought this is possible…and I never wanted to be the class 1st and being called a nerd!!!!
2. I’ll help mummy in kitchen- this didn’t work out coz I had to wake up early, so dad opted for a better option- a cook…:)
3. Not fight with my sister- Hallo!!! That’s quite natural....I think so…..:)
4. I’ll wake up early everyday- Impossible……coz of this factor I had to kick off some other resolution….so this one is ruled out.
5. I’ll obey my parents- Well I don’t want to say about this…coz my parents have to say how obedient I am…:)

So this was all my childhood “suggestive new year resolutions”….and there must have been many other silly small ones which I don’t remember…I already have another tag to take up…:) Hope will be able to do that soon.

Missing you all……….Take Care and Have fun……………..:)