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Blog Resurrection…


Long time no write. I guess I’m not too surprised about the ill-presence on a blog considering the amount of things that went on in this span of time. Life for one has changed in many ways. In a span of a year, I’ve gone from becoming a graduate, mindless, jobless wreck to a spiritual yoga-loving freak, to a supposed intellectual media student, to an alcohol loving reckless, free-spirited woman and so on and more, later a (sort of) mature, ‘been-there-done-that’ overgrown (hardly) child…ahem..woman(?). 🙂

I missed blogging. I missed that longing urge to sit back and recount the happenings of the day/week/month and pen it (key it) down and watch it virtually immortalise on the web. And after being pestered and poked by my loved ones and more so that little voice in my head (that hates me more with every passing minute considering the royal ignorance it receives), here I am back to my long lost friend and mirror of my life- My blog.

Before I go on about the thoughts that I promise to share earlier on when I started the blog, I might as well keep this post about my life and the updates about it. As mentioned earlier, in a year I went from being this to that and that to anything and everything I could in an age where I’m not supposed to be doing anything significant so to say (no this isn’t the renaissance come on, that generation was different).

I was sort of enjoying anonymity for a while and well, didn’t really have the time for popularity really. Grad school isn’t really a cakewalk, and there are more compromises than surprises. Among the good stuff, I’m almost a pro at driving, (and yeah, wriggling my way out of chalans with a puppy face as well); mastered the art of pulling all-nighters, without a wink of sleep (yes, coffee is still my best friend); put on 8 kilos in a month (trust me that’s a huge achievement); discovered an inherent work OCD or workaholism, more so; and so on. More about which would follow on the blog. 🙂

So here I am, now a masters student (yes, I got there 😀 ), with metaphoric bruised knees from all the ‘growing up’ that has been shoved down my throat, trying to revive, rather resurrect my blog in coma for nearly a year. I am going to try my best at keeping up with the times and not let my blog die out now on, and well I can only hope it goes back to what it was when I first started and it gets all the love that it got all over again.

On that note, see you soon..
Cheers.. 🙂

The ‘Wild’ Side…


Animal spotting in a jungle safari at Jim Corbett, Uttarakhand. 🙂
Now if only I could spot a tiger or two in the ‘tiger reserve’, none-the-less, nature has just so much to offer, and this would just be a minuscule fraction of it…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pictures by: Me.. 🙂

The Quirky List! :P


This post has been inspired by a post on my dear Poornima di’s blog.. 🙂 Which was inspired by a few other blogs. 🙂

Here’s what I’ve got to do. I’m supposed to write eight weird, quirky or eccentric things that I do or about myself. So here goes:

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1. I NEVER write SMSs or for that matter any write up of any kind in short forms. Even my ‘you’ is a ‘you’ not ‘u’. I even write ASAP as ‘as soon as possible’ and my SMSs are even properly punctuated. My friends always called my SMSs and e-mails ‘letters’. 😛 (The only short-forms I can tolerate to use are SMS itself and ATM)

2. I HAVE to have my clip and kajal on me at ALL times. 😯

3. I NEVER leave home without applying sunblock, no matter how sunny or cloudy it is, and even if it’s almost about to get dark. 😐

4. I remember the most random things about people and scandalise them years later with ‘too much information’. I do have a freakishly good long-term memory (but mostly for highly trivial random things). 😈 An example of that would be, when I met my dad’s colleague after nearly eight years, I recalled a day to him in which I had witnessed all his excess-alcohol antics. 😈

5. I always proofread something that I’ve written, even if it’s a note which I want to pass in class. 😛

6. I love giving funny, ‘quirky’ and kind of meaningful gifts to people, instead of boring ones. 🙂 I once gave my friend a fortune cookie, which said “I’m ‘fortunate’ to have you as a friend” 🙂 and once I gave my ‘significant other’ a packet of peanuts on which I had written, “I’m ‘nuts’ about you’. 😛

7. I suspect having an ultra-sensitive nasal with which I can smell things from several meters away. And nine out of ten times I can recognise the smell perfectly. 😉 I once smelt vanilla essence from neighbour’s house, even before she had started baking. 😐

8. When I get something new, be it a chocolate, screwdriver, electronic item, show-piece, etcetera… I ALWAYS read it’s entire wrapper/manual. :mrgreen:

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And… that’s all. How much more quirky do you want me to be? 😛

12 Best Ways to Repel a Phone-Stalker


1. Start talking to him as if you were 5 people in the same body. 😛

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2. Start selling him your fridge, computer or TV. :mrgreen:

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3. Tell him that you’ll only talk to him if he promises to marry you or else you’ll kill yourself. 😈

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4. Say you got a sex-change, and he’s the perfect man for you. 😉

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5. Say, aah finally I found someone suited for my brother. :mrgreen:

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6. Say, “I’m not interested as yet, but would you be interested in home loans, car loans or opening an account at XYZ bank?” 😐

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7. Say, “dude! you suck at stalking. I’ll teach you how it’s done.” And then keep calling around 50 times a day without letting him pick up. 😈

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8. Say, “can you just hold for a sec? My secret assassin is on the other line. Please don’t tell anyone about him, he just got out of jail.” :mrgreen:

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9. Start telling him how you’re planning to kill a famous politician and what suggestions does he have. 😈

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10. Start explaining to him the philosophies of life and afterlife. 😛

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11. Tell him you’re a secret agent from the ISI, and if he can help you get Kasab out of prison. :mrgreen:

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12. Say you’re neck-deep in debt and if he can loan you a crore or so. 😆

These are a Few of my Favourite Things…


Remember the song from ‘Sound of Music‘, ‘My favourite things‘?

Well sometimes you just need your version of that song when you’re feeling sad.

Here’s my version: 😉

(you can hum it to the tune for better effects 😉 )

🙂 Raindrops on my face, and all books well-written

Bright coloured stuff toys, and chocolates from Britain

Phone’s flashing messages, all shades of pink

These are a few of my favourite things… 🙂

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🙂 Dreams in the daytime, and dogs unlike poodles

Sea shells and hair gels, and pen-pencil doodles

White diamond, white gold, jewellery and bling

These are a few of my favourite things… 🙂

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🙂 Shops with hot dresses, and prices with slashes

Hot shoes and high heels, bank balance with cashes

Phone conversations, and all clear skin

These are a few of my favourite things… 🙂

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When I need rights

When my scores stink

When I’m feeling sad

I simply remember my favourite things,

🙂 And then I don’t feel so bad. 🙂

 

My favourite things...

You can try making your version too, just making it is so much fun, it’s half the job done. 😀

You Know You’re in the 2000s and Normal When…


You know you’re a normal human being in the 2000s when:

1.You complain about almost everything from being jobless to being overworked. 😯

2.You have this one (or more) unattainable thing that you’ll always lust for. 😕

3.You have that one (or more) relative(s) that you just can’t stand. 😈

4.You hate going to the dentist. 😡

5.You are a sucker for un-wrapping gifts. :mrgreen:

6.You get a new pen and the first thing you do is sign your own name. 😉

7.You hate waking up earlier than usual, even if its five minutes. 😕

8.You have got a bruise/cut/wound at least five times in your life. 😦

9.You almost always internally gloat when you see you’re better than someone. 😈

10.You’re scared of the dark (but you’ll never admit it). 🙄

11.You turn to your phone when you’re in a different place, alone and bored. 8)

12.You think you’re better than your neighbour. 😛

13.You love to sleep. 😀

14.’Don’t open that’ means ‘open that right away’ and ‘don’t go in there’ means ‘You have to see what’s in there’. 😛

15.Your sibling signed a contract with you to bug and be bugged all there life. 😆

16.You’re obsessed (at varied levels) with your hair. 😳

17.When you’ve done something pointless, and someone else gets to know you resort to saying, “I was bored”. 😳

18.You’ve bitten your tongue at least 5 times. 😥

19.There is always this one colour which you can NOT do without. 😉

20.You get stuck at a word and it stays in your head like a sneeze stuck in your nose. 😐

21.No matter how messy or dirty you may be, you hate getting mud stuck in your shoes and bringing it home. 😡

22.Even if you don’t admit it, you simply LOVE complements. :mrgreen:

23.You learnt to properly swear on cue when you started driving. 8)

24.You hate reality shows but you’ll still watch it and criticize. 😛

And last, but definitely not the least,

25.You love bursting bubble wrap. 😆 :mrgreen:

No Biggie, The Common ‘Wealth’ Games Will be Great!


I have been trying to keep a positive attitude ever since the Common Wealth Games ’10 preparations (if we must call it that) started. And I still am trying my best to (In case you can’t see, I am saying that with a straight face).

Kalmadi may have pocketed every penny of the taxpayers’ money (okay fine, he spared 0.0000000000002% for the CWG, he isn’t that bad you see). But all said and done (literally), he means well. Our dear Mr. Kalmadi has set an ultimate example and an un-matched parameter for patriotism. All the ‘unfortunate’ incidents which led to all the countries pulling out of the Games was so that India outshines among the three countries that are participating, India, Lesotho and Somalia.

What? Somalia pulled out? That leaves us with India and Lesotho. Now at least we have an assured silver medal, if not gold. See, didn’t I tell you Kalmadi is a good man? He always means well. He is such a good man, that he even extended invitations for participation in the CWG to every other animal species and not only man. Mosquitoes and snakes have already accepted this invitation, but the other animals were too scared to participate due to unhygienic conditions (their hygiene levels are different from ours, you see).

I still believe Kalmadi is a good man. Oh yeah, and of course, Madam Dixit is a wonderful person too. Both of them have taken a stand for the anti-terrorism campaign. It is due to their effort, that we are not going to face any terrorism problem during the CWG because the terrorists said that they are going to skip CWG due to its un-liveable conditions and fear for their safety.

Aren’t all the organisers of the CWG just the most wonderful people? They’re doing so much for the welfare of the country. They tried to curb one of the major problems India faces-‘population’. But alas! The footbridge collapsed a little earlier than planned. But don’t you worry organisers-ji, your efforts are not going to go waste. ‘Dengue’ is doing the needful for you.

Organisers-ji have also ensured that nothing can go wrong. And even if anything does go wrong. They’ve dug out ample hiding space for us (come on, don’t tell me you haven’t seen the beautiful, picturesque bunkers they’ve made on the CP roads).

Madam Dixit is doing her bit of welfare too. By banning the blue-line buses, she’s ensuring that no one gets to work on time (or gets to work at all), and hence the Indian economy slows down (when did I say she was limiting the welfare to India?).

And who said they are ill-prepared? The wrestling event is already on. Mr. Kalmadi and Mr. Iyer are already rehearsing for it. Since Mr. Kalmadi is Jack of all trades, I’d probably put my money on him (and even if I don’t, he’d probably take it from me himself).

All said and done, I still believe the Games will be a success (still with a straight face). My family’s hard-earned money is lying in Kalmadi’s Swiss bank vault, but the Games will be great. There is hardly anyone participating (except India and Lesotho of course), but the games will be great. The stadiums are falling apart (come on, don’t they make for a wonderful heritage sight?), but the Games will be great. The traffic is going crazy (no no, it’s a wonderful opportunity to sit for about an hour and review all the swanky car models), but the Games will be great.

No biggie, Mr. Kalmadi and Madam Dixit, after all the efforts you’ve put in, the CWG will be great. Don’t you think?

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