Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Test of faith..

Ever wondered why?
Twice a year our patriotism touches the sky!
Days before each of the events, to our friends;
Tens of "Jai Hind!" messages we send,
Up we look at the flag near the cloud,
And say we Indians are to be proud,
Bi-annually these emotions run very high,
In between where do these feelings fly?

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Quik read # 02

In the past 1 year I have personally know 2 people who have committed suicide, the latest in this week! Stats say that every 4 minutes a person commits suicide in India. Out of every 10 suicides 7 are done by students.

The reasons are myriad ranging from love to depression.

Imagine wanting to hurt yourself! I wouldn't even cut myself; leave alone dying. When I hear these news it just makes me wonder if only they could muster 10% of the guts required for the suicide and channel it towards their problem, they would rather face the problem!

Life is like having a cup of coffee,
You sit by the window,
lift the cup; take a careless sip and find no sugar,
Too lazy to go for the sugar,
you somehow manage with that sugarless cup,
On finishing you discover undissolved sugar crystals
settled at the bottom.
That’s how life is…
dont look around; look within,
May be the sweetness you are looking for is closer than u think!
When life gives u hundred reasons to die,
show it u have million reasons to live!!
Everyone is gifted, very few open their packages...
Open yours, u'll find life is beautiful...
CHUCK SUICIDE ! life is beautiful, indeed..

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Love & Beyond

The symptoms exhibited by the teenagers in their so called "love" and its transition form Sin(90) to Cos(90)! xD

Part - I :

This symptom is usually exhibited in class while sitting in a boring lecture or visiting a place boring like a distant cousins wedding where the specimen doesn't know any one. They walk around the town as a zombie without paying much heed to anything around them.

The person becomes an avid listener of melodies and instrumental music. The person's play-list may be full of melodies; many-times a decade or two old and sometimes sans all other raunchy tracks/ item numbers. The tune/beat of such songs are reproduced during lectures with seldom rapid swings of the hands and jerks of the heads in tune with the beat!

Fashion Guruness:
The specimens pay closer attention to their apparel and get their wardrobe redone in compliance with that of their mate. They also identify themselves as a fashion guru and go on to the extent of being a self proclaimed critic of the people and their fads. Sometimes the illness becomes so severe that the specimen goes on to try something new and in the process becomes the laughing stock of the town.

Excessive smiling:
The victim will suddenly start smiling without any apparent reason in the middle of a lecture/conversion and when you ask the reason:
      a)35% of the times:-
          Answer:- Nothing. And a looking away/down smile
      b)65% of the times:-
          Answer:- Dont-you-know-what-am-thinking-about sly smile

The specimen will have the strong desire to keep communicating their every move to the other end and will have the craving for such communication as replies to their message. It is also accompanied by a smile on the face when looking into the mobile and a "POKER-FACE" as soon as the gaze is out of the mobile.

Renaissance (a guy thing):
"Mein sudhar gaya hoon/ Nan thiruditen da/ Am a better person now" will be the reply to actions such as asking the specimen to join up for a round of drinks or a smoke. It could also be followed by the specimen starting a lecture on philosophy and eventually getting bashed up by his mates!!

Part - II :
The state of a teenager just after breakup!

The victims generally go into the shell and then wear the ever present glum on their face and any attempt to converse with them being futile and ending with in mono-syllabic replies. Guys generally become tobacco and alcohol loving.

Mode - revival:
The specimens more or less go into the mode revival where they are gripped by pangs of insecurity about future and start concentrating on their studies and professional redevelopment. They may also want to divert their attention and get back in touch with long lost friends.

About 80% of the observed victims showed signs of bitching about the other half of their "past"-relation and blaming him/her for the end of the relation and self denial mode shows prominence. The specimens bears striking resemblance to the fox that said the grapes it could not reach are sour!

72% of the jilted lovers start spewing out the philosophy of Socrates or Chanakya-niti at regular intervals. It is usually followed by a long lecture and boasting that they have grown apparently mature by their past relationship. This condition can be cured by slaps form friends or by hooking them up with a new person.

My sincere thanks to all of my friends for being the specimens mentioned here, in varying degrees :P

Saturday, January 08, 2011

Quik read # 01

"Global warming", "Carbon footprint" and "Go green" are the words in vogue today. We all say that we have to conserve the nature and not destroy our planet by changing the equilibrium, since we are the species that has the power to transform the nature.

But the irony of it is that the whatever we do, our planet will change itself, wipe us all out of its face and continue to exist along with its siblings, as it has been doing for the past 4.6 billion years.

So next time when u come across the word "Go Green", just remember one thing; it is to save us, not the planet!!

Friday, January 07, 2011


Today It is cacophonous and unhygienic,
Tomorrow it will be calm and healthy,

Today I am hungry and angry,
Tomorrow I'll be satiated and happy,

Today I am disillusioned and lost,
Tomorrow I'll be safe and sound,

Today I am cramped and stamped upon,
Tomorrow I'll be free and looked upon.

Today I am in traveling unreserved in a train,
Tomorrow I'll be at home without any pain!!

[trivia] This work was done by me when traveling in a train.Of course I needed a timepass and a diversion![\trivia]

Monday, January 03, 2011


A usual attribute to my sundays; sitting in the so-called internet "Hub" in my hostel the whole day; yesterday was no different. The bell rang for lunch at 12.30 P.M
[trivia] We have a stupid rule in our hostel that one must not access either the T.V or "Hub" during food time [/trivia]

Out came our hostel warden shouting in his seldom-used-unusually-high-pitch...

Tambi enna innum off panalaya?
[haven't you turned it (computer) off yet?]

Illa sir! (pat came my reply with a devilish smile)
[no sir]
Sir 2 O'clock light pogum! (I cried)
[Sir light will go @ 2] (I know, I know. Light instead of current sounds illiterate-ish]

Adu pogatam, ippo neenga ponga! (he replied angrily)
[Let it go, u go now]

I shut the computer down and sat in the same place to give him the impression that I haven't shut it down. When he came to know that I was joking he was pretty pissed and I had to face his music, which I did with my usual innocent smile.

I went on to take bath and had food. I came down after have food and my friends started teasing me as usual and asking me if the sun had risen form the west as I had taken bath.
[trivia] I usually take bath daily at night and not in the day, with occasional breaks from daily baths. The average usually comes to about 0.98537 baths/day. Dont know how I got that stat :P [\trivia]

There came sir form lunch still in a pretty bad mood and one of my friend caught him and asked:

saar mumbai-a enna solli thittunega? avan depress agi suicide attempt pannan!
[what did scold and tell mumbai?(well, that is my name in hostel), he attempted suicide!]

enna? (asked sir with confusion)

amam saar avan kulichutan, tanni avan mela padarthu avanku suicide madiri!
[yes sir he took bath, water falling on him is like suicide for him!]

And sir burst out into a huge laugh. All this while I was sitting inside abd listening to the conversation outside my room. Am sure his mood must have been good for the rest of the day! :)

Sunday, January 02, 2011


Perception; one of the most beautiful words in the English language! Our whole world almost always revolves around perception. All the adjectives are based on perception. How would a thing "small" be small if there wasnt anything bigger than it? 
Here are some example of the normally distorted perception with reactions; may seem totally weird but are absolutely true!

normally    : Who is this person to even ask me such questions?
in the BAR : MAN! He is so caring a person!

ur BFF       : He/She IS so busy yaar...
ur CRUSH : OMG am being avoided!!

parents   : What the hell? don't I have any sort of freedom?
ur LOVE : Such a darling; he/she is really into me!

04. RS 100:
SMALL : When shopping in a mall.
HUGE   : When depositing it in a donation box!!

Saturday, January 01, 2011

2010 : A walk thru

An SMS early on 2010 said.”coming October 10, 2010 at 10 AM,10 minutes and 10 seconds, the time and date will be ”″. You might have smiled at that one. So what was 2010 like? A perfect 10? On the contrary, it was perhaps a very event filled year,with many ups and downs. Take a small look on the past yr "2010".

Myanmarese opposition politician Aung San Suu Kyi was released from house arrest stepping out of her lakeside house, at 54 university Avenue-a picture of dignity and courage!

An event that gripped the world was the very dramatic and textbook like rescue in Chile of 33 miners at San Jose Mine after a 69 day ordeal, one of the miner later went on to participate in the NY marathon!

Nature continued to rumble... Volcanic ash from a moody Eyjafjallajökull an ice cap in Iceland finally became a threat and world air traffic was severely disrupted. Thousands of travelers were grounded as they camped in airports waiting for the situation to improve. A Similar situation almost happened nearer home with dormant volcanoes near Indonesia threatening to do the same,but eventually calmed down. The Haiti earthquake gave a sad start to the year 2010 with a magnitude 7.0 jolt leaving thousands dead.

The Facebook bug caught up people as it officially murdered Orkut's status in India. Most of the users ended up deleting their dormant Orkut account; myself included! It was the most visited social networking site as published by google Zeitgeist. It launched its mobile posted facility in November 16 and became ever more popular.

Wikileaks shook up the world with its cables and Julian Assange being arrested. The activist of the so called "freedom" hacked the Mastercard site with the "Operation: Payback" after the company stopped taking donations for that site.

During his 4th prison term, Liu Xiaobo was awarded the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize, for "his long and non-violent struggle for fundamental human rights in China". He is the first Chinese citizen to be awarded a Nobel Prize of any kind while residing in China. Liu is also the first person since Ossietzky to be denied the right to have a representative collect the Nobel prize for him.

The stepping down of Lawrence Harvey "Larry" King from the show after 25 years of hosting Larry King Live. King's last show was aired on December 16, 2010. He will continue to host special shows though :)
Waka Waka - the song of the year!

The 2010 FIFA world cup was held in South Africa and won by Spain. But for India New Delhi in October 2010.In the final medal tally,Australia emerged on top with 74 gold and overall 177 medals followed by India with 38 gold and overall 101. Lots of new sporting face came up to the front. But the games marred by the corruption allegations! :(
In cricket Sachin Tendulkar became the first player to score 50 test centuries and to scale Mt.200 in ODI's.

ISRO GSLV failed for the second consecutive time after 15th April. The failure of the GSLV means INR.125 million down the drain. It was to replace INSAT-2E which was sent a decade ago.

There have also been those who have left us and we must remember them:
Tsutomu Yamaguchi, Japanese dual atomic bomb survivor.
Juan Antonio Samaranch, Spanish sports official.
Jyoti Basu, Indian politician.

And at last a year is gone, hope 2011 has something good in store for us...