Monday, December 1, 2008

Its the South indian thing i say!

U are a CLASSIFIED south indian...when...

When you complete a near 'perfect' executive chinese meal in a nice indian chinese restaurant and CRAVE for curd to end the meal.

When you love talking about how "punjus" will be punjus...and "gujjus" will be gujjus and how south indians are less complicated.

When you love taking a book/newspaper to the loo. Its a knowledge gaining thinggy, how does it matter WHERE?

When avakkai is THE sidekick with everything - rice, roti, naan, pappad, dosa, vada, sevai, aapam, bleh and blee....o all of it. wattta perfect side-dish.

If mum had to send something from good 'ol india - it HAS to be "parappu podi". nothing else can satisfy the tummy.

If you feel "at home" when you see the "vangoooooo", "okarangoooooooo" ad. Who eats that bingo anyway?. The ad jus makes you smile.

When you HATE these hindi speakin fellas make fun of the tamilified/goltified/kanadafied hindi we they speak good tamil/telegu/kannada themselves...hmmpf! :O...

When you discuss rajini kanth for timepass.. his life, his movies, his marriage, his school, his daughter, his son in law :P

When you ENJOY sardar jokes and then talk about how we shud not make fun of sardarjis the way we all do.

When we know atleast one - Sangeetha, priya, ram, krithika, vijay, vikram, ganesh, prakash, kavitha, harini, shilpa, divya, padma, krishnan, kartik. cant get more common than that :P

When you enjoy speaking in your native language when u are around people who don understand the language... cheap thrills i tell u!

Ah... i love being a south indian...and if u r one...i am sure u do too :D

Monday, November 10, 2008

Eeeeeeeeeeeeee! :D

What makes me smile...

A call from ma or pa...
When bro says "ah stop correcting me all the time...u and ma are just the same"..
When pa indulges in sarcasm...:P
A thoughtful message....from any friend...
timely call ...when i'm missing the person...
Nisi/axie's blogpost...its amazing how some people write really well..
a nice romantic comedy...
big shit pictures...
talkin for hours together bitching about the world with x,y and z
listening to some feel good song....
when i dream about me being "big" someday (no silly, not big made... :P...big in life...get it??)
meeting folks at the airport after a month... eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee :D
A nice cuppa hot tea soon after i am up
When i read my testimonials on whatever site (some people mean a LOT to me...)
when i check out rowdy's videos....ehm specially the prince one... i aient talkin about that one here :P
a looooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooong email... love them :D
staring at the family pic on my table...makes me smileeeeeeeeeee
Taking pictures of people i like..
A day filled with lotsa work...
a genuine compliment...

this blog post...

lotsa things make me smile..and i want to keep smiling...always.. :-)

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Change Agents...

For those of you who underestimate the capacity of students, here is a heart warming example of a movement that not only has a strong purpose, but also has a bunch of very smart, motivated young individuals (a.k.a change agents) working together towards that strong purpose! kudos!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008


The only poem that has taught me more than the books at school & college...

This is an all time favourite... M-A-S-T-E-R-P-I-E-C-E!

If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you
But make allowance for their doubting too,
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or being hated, don't give way to hating,
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise:

If you can dream--and not make dreams your master,
If you can think--and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build 'em up with worn-out tools:

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it all on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breath a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: "Hold on!"

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with kings--nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you;
If all men count with you, but none too much,
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds' worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And--which is more--you'll be a Man, my son!

- Rudyard Kipling

Friday, July 4, 2008

Cheap Thrills :-)

Calling a fellow woman "machannnnnnn" when a conventional looking mami's around...

Cutting chai with butter biscuit in the road side tea kadai opposite college! :-)

Begging road side anna-kadai "anna" to give us all discount on PP ;)

Haggling with the auto guys for twenty bucks discount and 'winning' :D :D

The kick when the same auto guy recognizes you the next day as the woman who haggled with him the previous day ... lol...

Taking a bus to the other end of the city to kill time

Asking the local librarian for a book that i am SURE he hasn heard of (just to feel more educated :P)

Morning beach trips just to comment on random couples getting all cozy (pretty vetti i kno :P)

Getting lost in usman road and asking a frnd in another city to give u directions...

Laughing my LOUD laugh in class... ;)

Laughing with the laughter club in marina beach... lol...

The kick when someone recognises you as the gal with the "bure bure" ring tone... ha ha!

Meeting an oldddddddddddd friend after severalllll years just to catch up :-)

Random lingo - 'ei','ya''esssss'

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Something to think about...

Noone is indispensable, they say.. i question it. If a new person could replace someone else that
easily, would we have everlasting relationships? - like family for instance, marriage even... or a lifelong friendship... that one very special best friend we all love to confide in?...

Monday, May 12, 2008

My space!

I just realised i had a virtual life that i once used to enjoy! somehow, i have not been able to find time to blog...

Quite a bit has happened since my last post... which makes me realise how life can change so drastically in a matter of seconds...minutes...days...

The past month has been "different" if i can call it that...'ve been living by myself... managing in what once used to be an alien country to me... i must add here... i am doing a fine job living by myself...contrary to what i thought....

i have a million things running inside my head...somehow, i am not able to put it all together... i think i need a break... not exactly from blogging.. from my current state...

how do i feel? ...well...numb? disoriented? muddled?

i need my TIME OUT!

Thursday, January 24, 2008


I realised during a serious conversation with a friend, that living every single day of our life, the way we do, is a choice.

I must mention here, that i have made some VERY interesting choices in life... be it the people i made friends with.. the schools i got into... the small sacrifices i made during college to work towards a certain goal... the many challenges i was willing to take up to prove a point to myself... the decision to "not quit", when everything that was happening was not to my liking, choosing to "ignore" when people i ADORE hurt me...

Somewhere down the lane, i might have made some wrong calcuations, i might have made some uncomfortable decisions... but i so truly do not repent ANY of those decisions. Ultimately, i am responsible for the kind of decisions i make, and whatever comes out of it, i have been able to understand and appreciate!

Monday, January 7, 2008

.....some moments..are PRICELESS....

The minute i got out of the theatre after watching "taare zameen par", teary eyed.., i wanted to write.... i wanted to express what was going through my mind.. i was distracted...somehow nothing else seemed important... the "new year resolutions", "the forthcoming exams", the "goals i set for future", the "socialising"... nothing was ...noone else was...

"Ishaan Awasthi" filled my mind... the young intelligent eight year old...who just wanted to "be" "live" have "fun" just like any other eight year old... he derived pleasure from the simple things in life... playing with his dogs... playing with dirty clothes on .. roaming in the roads and just observing people around him... flying kites... the only thing Ishaan could not appreciate was reading & writing.. the more so called "serious" things in life... he could not appreciate any of it not because he did not want to, he had a genuine problem... but noone around him seemed to understand that...

i learnt a lot from this movie... i realise that anyone who watches this movie will be able to appreciate these special children.. they are just "differently" abled...and deserve as much attention, recognition, love and joy as anyone else gets...

To those who have not been introduced to special children, PLEASE be sensitive... PLEASE learn to care for these children...all they want from us is LOVE...and love is priceless... it takes nothing for us to give some time to these children.. i know i WILL...whenever i can... and i hope it would be the same from your side too...

Kudos to special children...and parents who have been blessed with such children... they require special care.. and only some people have the right temperament and love to give to these children, and thats why they have been blessed with a special child...

do watch this movie.. it is worth every minute we dedicate...