Sunday, November 30, 2008

Moral of the day!!!

Question: What happens when you have just woken up from your evening nap and your folks are not at home and there you happen to see that you have unexpected guests at your door ????

First things first -- > The UG's(Unexpected Guests) where my dad's second cousin's kids and haven't met them in a pretty long time and by now have even forgotten their names ( don't judge me guys!! They stay really far an have just met them like 5-6 times in my entire life).
Ok now am pretty good at carrying a decent conversation even if i dont know the other person that well( Now now am not bragging at all, just making a general statement)

Anyways, now being a good hostess I have to offer them something to drink. Well they settled for something cold and i started preparing tang! I know its not a big deal to prepare tang for two people. But I have no idea where mom has kept the sugar jar, apparently she has moved it to a new location.
I search the entire kitchen for the sugar jar( all the while thinking in my mind that GOD is punishing me for not being an active member in the kitchen) Finally I give up, ( tell silently that "God I have learnt my lesson for the day") and call mom and ask her for the directions to get to the sugar jar.

Moral of the post....
At least try not to forget your second cousin's names and always keep a fresh account of all the changes occurring in your Mom's kitchen!

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Life Will Never be the Same Again....

58 hours and finally its all over!!
But then has it really gotten over for people who went through this trauma!! Will they ever be able to go out again and live their life without any fear in their hearts. We the common people out here are going to forget this entire episode within a week or so... But then how will the family of people who died due to all this actually feel. How can the people who have lost their loved ones, ever go back to the place of tragedy and not feel a thing!! How can Taj or Oberio be the same again.. No Nothing will be the same again for people who have lost their loved ones to this...

Many Brave hearts have lost their life fighting this terror bravely. Without them i dont think this terror would have seen its end so soon.

I dedicate this post to all those brave hearts who have fought against this 26/11 Mumbai terror!!!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Nobody is safe anymore !!!

Damn these terrorists, bloody fucking guys.. the only mission in their life is to kill maximum number of people and create destruction, before they meet their own death. How can any person be so cruel that they can go on shooting. Aren people's life valued anymore.. Have we all just turned into a toy that can be shot or blown off any time. Any of us can be under the terror situation. From now on, i dont think any of us are that safe from these bloody terrorists. I have no clue what we all are supposed to do in such a terrorized situation.

N the most depressing thing is the stupid speeches these dumb politicians make.. like thats gonna make everything alright now. These stupid guys will just carry on playing their petty politics tomorrow blaming each other, like nothing has ever happened.

I know its very easy for us to sit over here and comment, but actual terror one goes through cant even be explained in any words i guess.
Hats off to all the police officials, Army guys, ATS guys, NSG(black commandos), Marine guys, Fire fighters, who have showed great courage at this horrible period of time. "I SALUTE THEM ALL" ..N just pray for a lot of courage and luck for all the people who are still stuck inside, to come through this whole horror safely.

May these terrorists see their own bitter end soon... Burn in hell all you bastards !!!

Moments that bring on the warm smile ...

Guys i scribbled down a few moments in life which brings on the warm mushy mushy smile on to our faces....

* Hearing a phone ring or message beep when you are totally bored to death.

* The very first rain of every monsoon season after a scorching hot summer.

* Curling up in bed and knowing that you don't have wake up till ten or so on weekends.

* The smell of food being bought to you in a restaurant, when your stomach can no longer take the hungry growls.

* The sight of your entire house lite up with candles during diwali.

* The smile on your folks face when they are tasting a new recipe of your's.

* Waking up to bright sunny morning after days of gloominess due to monsoons.

* Thought of the weekend ahead after a tiring Friday.

* Watching the lightening with friends at midnight.

* Old friends with whom you have literally lost contact calling you up on birthday and giving the ultimate surprise.

* Reading the cheeky mushy messages we all get at times.

* Looking at the huge colorful rockets that burst and lite up the sky right above your heads.

* Watching the huge chunks of clouds and the rains come in, from the balcony.

* Licking on ice candies during rainy season.

* The double chilled watermelon juice or sugarcane juice you drink after a heavy summer shopping.

* Finding the very accessory or a dress you had been searching for ages.

* And then again the satisfied smile on your face after paying for it, that it is finally yours.

* Looking out at the rains and drinking soup.

* Sitting at a beach and looking out at the sunset.

* The smile on the babies face when you are carrying them around.

* Listening to your mom breathe, when you have made her to sleep next to you after watching some crazy horror movie.

* The Kiss at the end of every romantic flick.

* The very thought that there are people around you who really really care for you.

* Finding old hidden money in your bag or jeans when you are desperately searching for coins in the bus and the conductor is yelling at you.

* The very first sight of your parents when you came back home after staying out for a very long time.

* Times when old grannies or aunties say "Hope you get what you want in life".

* The surprise birthday cakes made for you or the surprise gifts you get when you least expect it.

* Reading this blog when am all brain drained out at work.

* Napping on grany's lap out on the veranda and admiring the starry sky.

* Blowing out bubbles from soap water along with the kidoo cousins.

Wish could freeze all these moments forever!!!!


* And more recently i get this smile when i see that there has been a comment written for my scribblings on this blog :) !!!!!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Times when we feel really helpless!!

This just happened today noon. Me and my friend moi were walking on the road and suddenly we heard a fall and a scream. The very next thing i noticed is that a girl around the age between 8-10 years had been knocked off by a rick in the middle of the road. My very first thought was that the girl had jumped off the moving rick ( Now i know how our minds can form dumb baseless conclusions at the time of panic).

Well the driver must have banged on her from the back and she fell down on her face on the road and started screaming.It would have been fine if the rick driver had stopped the vehicle the very moment he had hit her. But then he was in full speed and just wouldn stop. I still get goosebumps thinking of it. I could only look the helpless girl until the back tires started running over her leg. Then all i could do is shut my eyes and hide behind my friend and scream at her too to shut her eyes.

Moi's instant reaction was to run towards the girl to help her out, but i was scared to my guts and was just trembling and pulling her back. Well am not very proud to say this, but am not that brave that i would go and help the girl out. I was trembling and feeling pretty helpless myself.
I have heard of so many incidents where people get run over by tyre and all i could was able to think at that moment was that the girl also may get run over by the tyre completely. Moi who saw the entire scene told me that the rick dragged the gal for a few meters and when people helped her to get back on her feet,she had twisted her leg.

Usually I walk carefree on the roads, as though my dad owns it, but today was extra cautious. This entire incident is still giving me creeps and all i did on my way back to the office was look at the tyres of running buses, cars and other vehicles.

After all I guess for a reason, I am not a doctor by profession

Saturday, November 8, 2008

HapPy BirThDaY tO Me !

Yup guys you can finally call me 24 yr old now. You know you are getting old when the candles cost more than the cake. Hmmm its just soaking in that i just turned 24!!! Awwwwwww!!!!!

Here goes out a small dedication from me to myself on this great day ....

Another turning point;
a fork stuck in the road.
Time grabs you by the wrist;
directs you where to go.
So make the best of this test
and don't ask why.

It's not a question
but a lesson learned in time.
It's something unpredictable
but in the end it's right.
I hope you had the time of your life.

So take the photographs
and still frames in your mind.
Hang it on a shelf
In good health and good time.
Tattoos of memories
and dead skin on trial.

For what it's worth,
it was worth all the while.
It's something unpredictable
but in the end it's right.
I hope you had the time of your life.

An Interview with the birthday gal (0ops sorry mean the woman!)

---> So how old did you turn today?
For the starters, never ask a girl (sorry again or a woman) her age. Anyways for the records I turned 24 today!

---> ohhh(eyebrows raised at the irritated me) !! So how does is feel to be 24?
Old.. Pretty Old !!! Am little confused about calling myself a girl or a woman right now!

---> Whats the good thing about being 24?
* That you are not 25, 26, 0r 27.
* hmmmmmm....
* hmmmmmm....
* hmmmmmm....

---> What are your future plans so?
Well lets see... planing on treating myself to a chocolate ghatoe today evening and then i also have some shopping plans for next weekend and then ........... hmmmm... thats all that has been planed for future. Sorry cant think of anything else (one cheesy apologetic smile).

---> What are your greatest achievements until now?
* Helped mom and dad in planing how to spend their cash on me.
* Grown into a 5'4 tall girl or women (whatever! this confusion is really bugging me).
* Have managed to irritate quite few number to people around me.
* Reaching 24 without any skip of ages in between.

---> Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
Why the hell ask such a stupid question on my birthday? ( all frowning and fuming). Damn! I'll be 34 then and really really ole'. And that creeps me enough!

---> If you were given a birthday wish?
To be able to create a time capsule that will take me back to year 2004 - 2005 and freeze time. That way i can remain a 20-21 year old gal (all smiles and blushes).

---> Any advise for the 23 year old people out there?
Yeah! Don worry you guys! Your happiness is short lived. B'cos soon you all are gonna be a bunch of 24 year old people.

---> Any message for your fans?
Please just don't give me a call to rub it in that " I am a 24 Yr Old Gal (oh sorry for the last time ) or woman ".

Well here's again wishing myself a very happy birthday.... And like many women my age am just a 24 year old!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Humilating moments at their Best - part 1

Guys! I have scrambled down a few of the humiliating moments from my life.....

* The Saree Strip *

Back then I hated schools!
I preferred playing at home, sleeping till noon ( this preference has never lost its charm even today ) and going to toilets which wouldn stink. Every morning getting me ready for school was like a mini-war at home. Mom came to drop me off to KG school this one day, when my tantrum had reached its peak. All I remember now is standing in front of the school gate besides my mom and the next moment I was crying hard and hanging onto her Saree and tugging it down hard.
well the result - Saree came out completely out of the skirt in the front and was hanging around loosely.
People please don't ask me the consequences after this tantrum.

* Drama Queens *

It was this really hot Sunday afternoon i guess back in 92. A friend of mine from the lane behind my house had come home to play. After lunch we decided to go back to her place. The roads were pretty deserted that day, i guess all were taking their sunny day noon naps! We both were just walking down my lane and then the moment we entered her lane,we realized that there was this shabby guy following us( I mean he was walking at a pretty fast pace as though trying to catch up with us). Well u know how we kids have been trained from our 4 yrs of age about the kidnappers..
1) Never talk to strangers.
2) Do not accept any chocolates from them.
3) And never believe them when they say "your parents have sent me to get you back from school"!
The very next thing we both do is scream our lungs out and run for our life. We din stop until we reached her place. I still remember the worried look on her folks face looking at us both. We just cried our hearts out and somehow got consoled at the end. Believe me back then we were the best drama queens!

* The Drama Queen Prevails *

My very first watch was this ZAP watch ( I think it had a image of Dennis the menace on the dial).
I really cherished it back then. Would wear it even to bed and remove it only when i had to have a bath or go to loo. After a week or so, our family had to visit a family friend of ours. So we would be staying there at night. I wore my new watch proudly to their house and guess did a little show off too !!! I really dint want to depart from my watch the night we stayed there.
But between all the chaos of meeting my ole friends again and get back together after a pretty long time, i totally forgot where i had kept my watch. Only the next day i remembered that my watch was missing..
Wail!!! Again being the drama queen I was, I cried a lot and made all the members of their family start a search for my watch! hmmmm well they never found my watch. It just remains as a lost watch in my memory.. blahhhh

* Bribing a Kidooo *

When i was in second standard, a cousin brother of mine was staying at our place for a few days. I really loved it when he came to stay with us. He would get these amul and nestle chocolates everyday. He used to also pick me from my school at times. One evening, he picked me up from school and took me directly to the bakery. He bought me these chocolates and honey cake again and bought himself a fag. Well he told me that the chocolates he bought were to ensure that i wouldn tell anything about his smoking habit at home. lolz. I happily finished all the choclates and cake and he too was kinda content after his fag. I reach back home and the very first thing i tell mom when she opened the door is " mom he smokes". The expression on my brother's face was priceless!

* Tantrums *

As a kid i loved staying at other's house more then my own house. During holidays coming back home was only to sleep. All the rest of the daily chores right from breakfast to dinner would be held at any one of my neighbors house. Mom too was fed up trying to tie me down back at home.
One of my neighbor finally got fed up of this habit of mine and ordered me to go back home and take a noon nap. I was kinda devastated, no one ever had asked me leave their house and go back home. I am not very proud to tell this ( the only consolation is that i was a kid back then ) .. I got so angry at her for telling me to go back home that i ended up throwing my sandals at her!
I still get teased by that girl even now for putting up such a tantrum!

More humiliations on their way guys... stay tuned...

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Out of Context

I guess this has happened to all of us sometime or the other, that we are saying something and a whole new meaning is being formed from our sentence (usually a hilarious one). Now for a very simple dialog - Just asking someone 'are you free tonight?' can draw so many conclusion guys. Thats what we famously call Fallacy of quoting out of context . Gosh you people out there can call me a master or rather a mistress at this. My friends will vouch for me on this am sure.
Here are two of my Famous Out of Context Dialogs....

* I Am open till 11, try me!!!!!

Any guesses what the above sentence is all about???( i know you guys all must have thought of all possible words that can be formed before and after that dialog :P )
Am sure you have done your matrix home work on that, so before your mind gives out more and more possibilities, let me tell you the drama surrounding these famous string of words...
Well, here goes the scene... long back, all my friends were sitting together and gossiping after college. It was nearly going to be sevenish or so. One of my friend had to rush to the barber's shop for a haircut as soon as he could, b'cos out there all the saloons close by seven something. He goes on cribbing that he had been trying to hit the salon from past one week and could never make it. So me being a very sweet and nice friend that I was, went out of my way to be sweeter and suggested him that Am open till 11, try me! --- All i meant was that I can cut your hair if you want, my salon (imaginatively speaking) is open till 11'0 clock. And all he responded back to me was bursts of his laughter! hmph!

* Should I bend, Can you see ?!?

Now am directly gonna tell you what actually happened...
Again a group of us guys were just hanging around in the restaurant. We happened to spot this junior girl (goldilocks - thats what we called her, naaay she wasn any hot blond gal, just that she used to use a lot of bleach.. thats all) sitting at the table behind ours. She had a short term crush on one my friend at that point of time. But then when i think about it now, she had a crush on all the guys from my group at one point of the time or other, lolz. Anyways, back to the original story, my back was to her table and and this friend of mine was sitting opposite to me. These guys happened to notice her at the other table and started making fun of this guy. All of us were merrily pulling his leg and again the sweet part in me went ahead and asked him -- Should I bend , Can you see ?!? (now now! do not think a lot into this sentence.. I warn u guys!!) Next thing i know is that, goldilocks went out of the picture completely and everyone had a good time laughing at my dialog! again a hmph! sooo much for being sweet and asking him whether he was able to see goldilocks or was i blocking his serene golden beauty view!!!

Hopefully am not the only person being targeted here for coming up with these catchy stupid dialogs. A friend of mine had stored out these all these Famous Out of Context Dialogs voiced by the famous me on a tissue paper ( like you are gonna be a dialog writer or a lyricist in future :P - this 'tongue out face' is for you out there (yeah you yourself, you know you are the culprit - stop smiling you ass )). Praise the lord that the tissue paper no more exists and had a peaceful drenching and death in the washing machine inside his jeans!

This post goes out as a dedication to all the fervert friends of mine out there :P !!!

PS : Has anyone seen the new add for realiance touch screen mobile..
Well the slogan goes - "Everything starts with a touch!" - umph, umph!

Monday, November 3, 2008

D downfall of the great empire!

Ok people out there! I really wanna discuss a very serious topic with you guys today!
I feel recently I have become a queen of negativism!!! Gosh just cant help myself, i tend to see the dark side in all the matters. Come on people be honest here, my lovely optimistic imaginative empire is falling right ?!?

I no more think that am good at certain things ( nopes not fishing for any sympathy or complements here guys! ). There are times when i see the faulty stuff in people rather then concentrating on the good stuff in them. But atleast i see more positive things in other people then myself! It have no idea whether this is a good thing or bad one. Aren there times when you have felt like living someone else's life rather than your own ?!? Dosen the other side of the forest always look greener. Hmmmm i guess the best way to brighten up our lives is fight our own negative demons!!!

This little post is a dedication to my positive side angel !!!