Tuesday, June 24, 2008


I was coming home in a pensive mood. The bus was crowded and I ended up getting a seat next to an old gentleman and to my relief he seemed to be lost in his thoughts too... All I wanted was to avoid the usual ‘stranger exchange’. But as old habits die hard he did start the conversation that I am never going to regret.

After the usual “Hello kiddo! Coming back from college?” stuff and after me clarifying for the umpteenth time in my life ‘No sir, I am working’, he said.. “I’d like to give you something, n I can only hope that you’ll take it home”. I was suddenly taken back; coz mom had always taught me never to accept anything from strangers and before I could think any further he handed me a green colour pamphlet! “A pamphlet!” I thought, “Is he now going to talk to me about some organisation or some product or some offer?” Noooooo, that was the last thing I wanted at that point of time. He sort of seemed to read my mind and said, “This is something I wrote and I just want to share it, so go on n read it.”

Having been left with no choice, I started reading it. I was dumbfounded! What lay in front of me was a collection of small poems and titbits about issues that have crippled our country! At the very end I found the name of the foundation. I was really uncomfortable to face this guy. I had been soo paranoiac about him throughout! Finally garnering some courage, I asked him,”So how many people work for your foundation?” n he replied, “Oh! It’s a one man army!!!”

Felt like I met John Rambo in real! What amazed me the most was how zealous this man was at this point of his life! I dont think i can ever be like that...

Tuesday, April 08, 2008


It was decided! They were going to meet for one last time before they went their own ways... Everything was going to change now n how!

The past six months were so special. They met almost every alternate day, watched all the movies that got released during that season, hung out at water front, chit chatting and playing pranks. All of that was past and this evening was all that mattered and they wanted to make it very memorable. It was just them without the other guys nosing around.

Nostalgia filled the air. Time just flew n they wished that night would never come to an end.

Hold on ppl! Whatz going on in your mind, huh? I am talking about the gurlz night out we had at Resh’s place...he he he ;) Seriously, what a night that was!

It was totally unplanned; probably that’s what made it all the more special. The mandu party drama n the countless photos we took... Nikki was totally clean bowled n believed all the wild stories we made up! ;)

I miss those dayz... :(

Thursday, March 27, 2008


Blank n White... Pencil Shading has got its own charm... one of my favourites...

Anchor Quick Stitch - Really quick n damn easy! n the best part is you end up garnering all praise n attention for a piece of art that hardly requires a day to finish! End of the day you can say I am the MASTER! ;) he he he

This is a Nirmal painting.. makes me look like a real painter.. isn't it? :D In reality this art form doesnt require you to be a professional...an immature painter can churn out masterpieces... Infact you can actually erase n repaint a portion incase it doesn't come out good... coool rite...

An Interesting Parallel !

I got this fwd jus now... Its jus AMAZING to say the least.... :) hope you'll agree...

A professor stood before his Philosophy class and had some items in front of him.When the class began, wordlessly, he picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls. He then asked the students if the jar was full.They agreed that it was.

The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar.He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles rolled into the open areas between the golf balls.. He then asked the students again if the jar was full.They agreed it was.

The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar.Of course, the sand filled up everything else.He asked once more if the jar was full.The students responded with a unanimous 'yes.'

The professor then produced two cups of coffee from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar, effectively filling the empty space between the sand. The students laughed.

'Now,' said the professor, as the laughter subsided, "I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life.'The golf balls are the important things - your God, family, your children, your health, your friends, and your favourite passions - things that if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full.

'The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, your house, and your car.

'The sand is everything else--the small stuff.'If you put the sand into the jar first,' he continued, 'there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls. 'The same goes for life.

'If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff, you will never have room for the things that are important to you.'Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness. Play with your children..'Take time to get medical checkups.'Take your partner out to dinner.'Play another 18.'There will always be time to clean the house and fix the disposal. 'Take care of the golf balls first, the things that really matter.'Set your priorities.'The rest is just sand.'

One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the coffee represented. The professor smiled. 'I'm glad you asked.'It just goes to show you that no matter how full your life may seem, there's always room for a cup of coffee with a friend.'

This is wht i would call an impactful presentation! Fantabulous!

Thursday, March 13, 2008

What Next???????

It’s a question that has been haunting me for quite a while. Too many things cross my mind...
The more I think the hazier my future looks and I start feeling dizzy... ‘An idle brain is a devil’s workshop’? I don’t think so.... ;-)

To add to all this confusion the song I’m listening to right now couldn’t have been more appropriate: ‘Kya karoon kya na karoon yeh kaisi mushkil hai, koi toh batade iska hal o mere bhai!’ he he he

I didn’t get through Great Lakes :D and no... ironically I am not depressed or saddened, in fact I heaved a sigh of relief when I got the results ;). When I was preparing for gr8 lakes interview I thought perhaps if not Great Lakes then I would land in troubled waters. Not anymore... n I think I discovered a chronological pattern in my life which sort of points towards my future. Chronological... I always liked this word :-)

I was an intelligent child (I still am... the intelligent and the child part both are equally relevant even now!) n my mom felt it would be better if I start my education at the earliest. So I was just over two when I got enrolled into a school not very far from my home. It was a 5min walk from my place. After my nursery, I was put in another school, a much better one in fact, St. Ann’s High School which was around 10min away from home n Ibrahim bhai used to take me n the other chutkoos in his rik.

I finished my first grade n my summer holidays started but mama took some test or the other daily :-(. Why? Well, she had everything planned for me! n thought I had to change my school again and for that I had to get through the qualifying exam. Her pick was Rosary Convent High School n yep I did get the admission. Now this school was quite far n I had to take an auto rik for commuting which normally took around 30-40min.

After my schooling, it was time to choose the big one! Now this was in my hands... I being the typical me , I didn’t want to join any of the so called ‘rank-mill’ colleges that were in vogue! So I chose Little Flower Junior College. College was fun, but the journey was quite taxing. It took almost an hour to reach college. The next step was undoubtedly engineering n I always felt relieved that almost all the good colleges were in my back yard :D n that I wouldn’t have to travel far from then on! But as luck would have it, I got a seat in SNIST which was in this other village :-( n very far from home. It took two buses and a one n a half hour bus ride to reach college. Four years of endless travel came to an end when I got placed in Cognizant.

Cognizant – CHENNAI as I came to knw later :’( I had to go to a land far far away from home… n took almost 12hrs of train ride. Two gruelling years at humid Chennai haven’t dampened my spirits… Infact I’ve got some very fond memories…

Finally, here I am back to square one.. at my home, n looking to embark upon a new ride!

Now the pattern :-D
First the distance 5min, 10min, 30min, 1hr, 1.5hrs, 12hrs…. What NEXT?
Second the mode of travel walk, rik, auto rik, bus, train…. What NEXT?
Third n final the place galli, colony, area, district, state…. WHAT NEXT????

You must’ve figured it by now…. :-P

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Deeps Engagement!!!

Mehendi design done by me for deeps engagement... :)

Monday, December 31, 2007

Cracked – II

I’ve done it this time! Touched the magic number... Itz 700.... couldn’t have asked for more today!
Anywayz......... HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!! :-)

Thursday, November 01, 2007


"Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain't all sunshine and rainbows. It is a very mean and nasty place and it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain't how hard you hit; it's about how hard you can get hit, and keep moving forward. How much you can take, and keep moving forward. That's how winning is done. Now, if you know what you're worth, then go out and get what you're worth. But you gotta be willing to take the hit, and not pointing fingers saying you ain't where you are because of him, or her, or anybody. Cowards do that and that ain't you. You're better than that!"

I just looooove this dialogue... from the movie ROCKY BALBOA... n Stallone ROCKS!!!!