Monday, December 28, 2009

Happy Birthday ... :)


My blog and I turn 1 and 22 respectively today on Dec 28th  ... :)
 

Its birthday time ... :)


Happy birthday to my dearessssstttttttt blog ... :)



A very beautiful poem by my friend Vishal ...

On your birthday

Celebrations ! Merry time for all we chums
Felicitation! For the special day yet again comes
Every year the day comes with that aging cue
My heartily congrats to you Eku on turning twenty two
Its not a matter of those piling up years
But the jocund time with all your near and dears
For it's the time to cherish the friends precious and rare
For the ones who dare for you, for the ones who care
In the world of fancies, joviality and fay
With a heart filled with mirth, still so young and gay
With richness and beauty all your moments be rife
With all fun and joy, may you live a longer happy life
Happy birthday





Thanks Vishal for this beautiful poem :)

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Title nu maaro goli ... jo marji soch lo title ...

When some things happen or someone says something unexpectedly or innocently, you cannot help but laugh at the situation. A similar incident happened with me last evening.

I wen to my tailor yesterday. She had stiched a suit of mine but there was a minor problem with the suit's neck. So I went there to get it altered and then what Aunty told me was this .... "Eku , shaam ko aa jana . Gala kaat ke haath mein de dungi" :D 


P.S ... This is a repeated post. I have republished it. Why? That I don't know. Main yeh pagalpan karti rehti hun :P


P.P.S ...Sorry for not commenting on your posts these days. I am not at home and I am not able to comment on your posts from here. I'll be back soon to your blogs. Take care :)

Thursday, December 17, 2009

A quote to share ...

"I have a habit of changing the channel when a song , that I am enjoying too much , is about to get over because I don't like that feeling, the feeling of the song getting over, a song that I was enjoying so much...so I switch to something else just before the end....I am just worried...'coz when this beautiful song of life will be about to end.....I'lll have no channels to switch to....."






Friday, December 4, 2009

Silent Conversations .... :)

Priya lost her voice at a very young age. She was attacked by some strangers and in the process they ruined her vocal box. Her mother cried when she came home all bloodied and bruised. Her mother began to weep when she opened her mouth to say something, but nothing had come out. She struggled to speak her feelings, to tell the world how she felt. She tried so hard to get her vocals back, she tried so hard to tell someone how she felt, but they didn’t know what she said.


Inside her mind she could scream when she was angry. Inside her mind she could laugh when she was happy. Inside her mind she could cry when she was sad. Inside her mind she could sing along to songs when she heard their familiar tunes. Inside her mind she could speak of her deepest feelings and secrets. But only inside her mind.


“Hey,” he said as he sat next to her on the  bench .She gave him a smile of acknowledgment as she watched the grass sway with the wind and the birds fly across the sky. They did this everyday, sitting and looking at everything around  them , enjoying the beautiful nature God has created. 





“Did you know today’s the last day that the birds will be here until next year?” Amit said as he heard them sing while passing by. She looked at him in shock and then waved to flying birds.


“Why?” she silently asked waving her hands.


“Migration, soon it’ll be too cold for the birds to survive here. So they fly off to somewhere warmer where they’ll be happier,” he said answering back the question he knew she asked. She gave him a nod of understanding and looked at the empty trees. She frowned at the quietness of the trees. He watched her eyes and read her emotions like an open book. Priya and Amit were friends for 3 years now. Amit could very easily understand what Priya wanted to say every time . If only she opened up a little more he could read the words she felt. She pointed to the empty field and looked at him with the frown still on her face.


“It’s empty” she silently stated.


“Yeah, it is empty without the birds, but they come back every year,” he smiled. She tilted her head as questions raced through her head. Her eyes continued to stare into his in hope. Could he hear her? She pointed to the bare trees.


“It’s dull,” she silently stated again this time waiting for his answer. He stared at her with his eyebrows raised.


“I know, but the trees become dull so that when winter comes, everything can be white and covered in snow. It’s just as beautiful as golden and red leaves in autumn,” he said answering the statement her eyes said. She looked at him with a shocked expression.


“Can you hear me?” Priya asked screaming in silence. Amit only smiled and nodded his head.


“Only if you tell me,” he said. She gave him a wide smile and told her stories which she always wanted to share with someone with her eyes :)





P.S  It is for the first time that I have written a story. Do tell me , how is it and should I try writing a story again? And please suggest a title to this post.



Thursday, November 19, 2009

Silence ....


At times words falls short to express or feelings. Then it is silence, which overtakes and speaks our heart out creating those magical moments of our life.

Silence is a sign of love…
When the only sound you can hear is the breath of your partner and words fall short to express your love to your partner, then you just hear that silence with the sign of joy, a sign of shyness :)

Silence is a sign of adore…
When a mother adores her newborn baby in her hands for the very first time, she goes speechless. A tear flow down her beautiful eyes overwhelmed in joy followed with a wonderful everlasting smile…:)

Silence is a sign of pride…
When you hand over your first salary to your parents and touch their feet, their happiness goes beyond what words can express ever. Then it’s their wishes from their heart and eyes filled with joy in science gives your life a meaning :)

Silence is a sign of tension…
When you enter the examination hall and the moment when you wait for the question paper. Your hands more chilled than that of ice, your lips shivering and having goosebumps. No kind of notice and only silence reigns in the examination hall with a few indifferent glances to each other :O

Silence is a sign of gratitude towards your loved ones….
When your wife gives birth to your child, you are called in to see your little cuddly muddily baby, as you look and hold him/her in your hands the feeling of ecstasy of being a father reflecting on your face with that smile, and a thank you expression on the face for your wife, its choooooooooo very cute. Silence then is the best way to communicate. I saw that gratitude when my brother saw his daughter for the very first time. Its divine :)

Silence is a sign of being with yourself...
When you are listening to your favourite songs on your cell phone in a silent moonlit night , those words of the song which you connect with yourself , at that time this silence connects you with yourself  :)


Sometimes silence is very necessary for us to hear our inner voices. Often silence makes people uncomfortable accustomed as they are to the noise but silence is all about coming home to ourselves.


P.S ... I'm not able to read and comment on your posts. I am a bit busy. I'll be back by 24th and then read all your posts. Take care. God bless :)

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Look for God in others ... :)

I received this story as a forwarded mail recently.  I don't know who wrote it but the story is profound and worth sharing. Hopefully , it will inspire us all to reach out to others :)




One day, when I was a freshman in high school,
I saw a kid from my class was walking home from school.
His name was Kyle.


It looked like he was carrying all of his books. I thought to myself, 'Why would anyone bring home all his books on a Friday? He must really be a nerd.' I had quite a weekend planned (parties and a football game with my friends tomorrow afternoon), so I shrugged my shoulders and went on. 

 
As I was walking, I saw a bunch of kids running toward him. They ran at him, knocking all his books out of his arms and tripping him so he landed in the dirt. His glasses went flying, and I saw them land in the grass about ten feet from him.
He looked up and I saw this terrible sadness in his eyes. My heart went out to him. So, I jogged over to him as he crawled around looking for his glasses, and I saw a tear in his eye. As I handed him his glasses, I said, 'Those guys are jerks.' They really should get lives. 'He looked at me and said, 'Hey thanks!' There was a big smile on his face. It was one of those smiles that showed real gratitude. 

I helped him pick up his books, and asked him where he lived. As it turned out, he lived near me, so I asked him why I had never seen him before. He said he had gone to private school before now. I would have never hung out with a private school kid before. 

We talked all the way home, and I carried some of his books. He turned out to be a pretty cool kid. I asked him if he wanted to play a little football with my friends. He said yes. We hung out all weekend and the more I got to know Kyle, the more I liked him, and my friends thought the same of him.
Monday morning came, and there was Kyle with the huge stack of books again. I stopped him and said, 'Boy, you are gonna really build some serious muscles with this pile of books everyday! 'He just laughed and handed me half the books. 

Over the next four years, Kyle and I became best friends.. When we were seniors we began to think about college. Kyle decided on Georgetown and I was going to Duke. I knew that we would always be friends, that the miles would never be a problem. He was going to be a doctor and I was going for business on a football scholarship.

Kyle was valedictorian of our class. I teased him all the time about being a nerd. He had to prepare a speech for graduation. I was so glad it wasn't me having to get up there and speak Graduation day, I saw Kyle. He looked great. He was one of those guys that really found himself during high school. He filled out and actually looked good in glasses. He had more dates than I had and all the girls loved him. Boy, sometimes I was jealous! 

Today was one of those days. I could see that he was nervous about his speech. So, I smacked him on the back and said, 'Hey, big guy, you'll be great!' He looked at me with one of those looks (the really grateful one) and smiled. 'thanks,' he said. As he started his speech, he cleared his throat, and began.. 

"Graduation is a time to thank those who helped you make it through those tough years. Your parents, your teachers, your siblings, maybe a coach...but mostly your friends... I am here to tell all of you that being a friend to someone is the best gift you can give them. I am going to tell you a story."

I just looked at my friend with disbelief as he told them about the first day we met. He had planned to kill himself over the weekend. He talked of how he had cleaned out his locker so his Mom wouldn't have to do it later and was carrying his stuff home. He looked hard at me and gave me a little smile. 'Thankfully, I was saved.My friend saved me from doing the unspeakable.'

I heard the gasp go through the crowd as this handsome, popular boy told us all about his weakest moment. I saw his Mom and dad looking at me and smiling that same grateful smile. Not until that moment did I realize its depth.



Never underestimate the power of your actions. With one small gesture of yours, you can change a person's life ; for better or for worse. God puts us all in each others lives to impact one another in some way. Look for God in others :)

Monday, November 2, 2009

Those were the best days of my life... :)

This one's for all of them who will never go back to school again . . . 




 

Sitting in my room and staring at the picture of my school group photo at the wall in front of me , I was actually looking at the wonderful collection of memories of those years. Those ordinary moments that I had spent in those 12 years...the moments which now seem so special ! Colg days are special but school days have always been more special to me than colg days.


The years spent in my school were clearly the most treasured ones. All those years we had been wanting to grow up and now that we finally have, we wish if we were small toddlers going to that school again....Each and every smallest function or event is vividly embedded in my memory.


Those jokes... regardless of how silly they were which I know now, seemed so funny at that time. Those little arguments with friends....now seem so sweet. Every punishment is now bearable and every scolding now rings like a song ! I know some of my classmates, who even weeks after passing out of school, would just wait and wander around the school or simply
stand and look at the school building. I do that too when I go back to my city where I lived , where I studied . We still ask each other of the simplest of excuses to go back there again.



I miss my teachers....the juniors and even the classrooms where we once had the most enjoyable times. I miss the morning assembly and that 2pm bell which announced our 'freedom' from school....only now, I would exchange that freedom for anything, to be back in that same classroom :(


I miss those fun-filled recess times and those painful exams. I miss those last night studies and those after-exam "aaah's" and "oh no's". I miss those competitions in the school where each had to outdo his or her best friend. I miss those Sports days and those Annual days. I  miss so much of that everything which was my life for those 12 years, which I had to let go in so short a time.


Those 12 years seem so short now like a dream that just blinked out! I can see myself and my friends making every attempt to keep some share of those priceless memories and we still do that on Facebook or Orkut. I remember a friend of mine uploading a school picture on Facebook some months back and almost whole of our class was commenting on that picture.
That was sweet. One picture brought the whole class together :)

Memories....Scrabooks....Diaries....Photographs and what not ! 



And the farewell ceremony....Oh how tearful it was ! And then someone had said,"Hey, do you realise that this is the last function of our school life ?" Everybody turned to him...glaring, as if to say, "Yeah, we knew that! But thanks for reminding that piercing truth. Huh! :X"

Why can't life be like my DVD player? You can just 'rewind' from here !" 



For me, those years are priceless. I can just not forget those days.
In the words of Bryan Adams, "Those were the best days of my life . . . "


And although I wish that all our lives are happy and enjoyable . One thing is for sure : Life was never the same again . Life will never be that good again . Never !


Miss those days so much :(
But cherish those years, those memories :)

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Pursuit of Happiness

Happiness is the only thing one can pursue. Things do not need to be big , grand to be happy. Small things , often , mean a lot. Couples break - up when relationship becomes intolerable , for happiness. After loosing someone , you want to be happy by thinking of sweet memories related to that person . A roof to sleep , when you are homeless, becomes happiness . When you are hungry after a long day's work , and you get a little food , that little food becomes your happiness.
When you have everything - loved ones , food , shelter but still you are unhappy, then only creative urges or trying something different propel you for happiness.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Strangers or Friends ?

What would you be ? Would you be popular ? Or would you be right ?  I have seen people faking themselves just to be popular . That difference between real and fake is lost in trying to be popular.



Faking a smile , an expression of joy , happiness when actually you are not ,a familiarity with people who you really don't know. Isn't that all faking? And to tell you the truth, I’ve done it too. But friendships? Friendship can't be faked. At least, not by me. But then , I’m not popular either. And not as desperate as some one who would like to notch up a few points on the popularity chart to actually fake a friendship.

You throw parties for strangers, welcome them with the best of cuisines served in the most expensive cutlery , open your house to those strangers, show off your furniture and what-have-you and indulge in some "aww-so-sweet-of-you" conversations - just so that you can call those strangers 'friends'.

It’s the desperation to be seen with the rich and the famous of your city, to have your name on the invitation list of the high profile parties in town. Don’t mislead yourself to believe that any of that is friendship because friendship isn’t about enjoying those meaningless conversations or mouthing the ‘right’ words. It’s not about using someone’s contacts for your benefits . It’s not about popularity.

I got this SMS from a friend some days back...


"Friendship is about standing up for a person , about wishing him well , about treating him as more than fodder for gossip . It’s about being able to laugh at somebody’s face and not behind his back . It’s about knowing how you’re different from your friend and accepting him for who he is . But not accepting him for what he is because he’s rich and famous . It’s about being able to tell him he’s your friend , without the fear of your name being struck off the invitation list to his party."

I may not be popular, but I hope I’ve been a friend :)

Friday, October 9, 2009

Tag time...

This will be a long post . Tags have been pending in my drafts since ages now. I am completing some of them today in one post.


Tagged by Rohini , Rahul .


INNOCENT OR GUILTY


Asked someone to marry you? Innocent.

Ever kissed someone of the same sex? Innocent.

Danced on a table in a bar? Innocent.

Ever told a lie? Guilty.

Had feelings for someone whom you can’t have back? Guilty.

Kissed a picture? Guilty.

Slept in until 5 PM? Innocent.

Fallen asleep at work/school? Guilty.

Held a snake? Innocent.

Been suspended from school? Innocent.

Worked at a fast food restaurant? Innocent.


Stolen from a store? Innocent

Been fired from a job? Innocent.

Done something you regret? Guilty.

Laughed until something you were drinking came out your nose? Guilty.

Caught a snowflake on your tongue? Innocent

Kissed in the rain? Innocent

 
Sat on a roof top? Guilty.

Kissed someone you shouldn’t? Innocent.

Sang in the shower? Guilty.

Been pushed into a pool with all your clothes on? Innocent.

Shaved your head? Innocent.

Had a boxing membership? Innocent.

Made a boyfriend cry? Innocent.

Been in a band? Innocent.

Shot a gun? Guilty

Donated Blood? Guilty

Eaten alligator meat? Innocent

 
Eaten cheesecake? Guilty.

Still love someone you shouldn’t? Guilty.

Have/had a tattoo? Innocent.

Liked someone, but will never tell who? Guilty.

Been too honest? Guilty.

Ruined a surprise? Innocent

Ate in a restaurant and got really bloated that you couldn’t walk afterwards? Innocent

Erased someone in your friends list? Guilty.

Dressed in a woman’s clothes (if you’re a guy) or man’s clothes (if you’re a girl)? Innocent

Joined a pageant? Innocent

Been told that you’re handsome or beautiful by someone who totally meant what they said? Guilty.

Had communication with your ex? Innocent

Got totally drunk on the night before exam? Innocent.

Got totally angry that you cried so hard? Guilty.




 THE QUIZ


1.What is your current obsession? Blogging

2. What are you wearing today?
Capri and t-shirt

3. What’s for dinner?
Its breakfast time. Don't know. Haven't asked Mamma yet

4. What’s the last thing you bought?
Gift for a friend on his b'day

5. What are you listening to right now? Heartbeat (Instrumental from Kal Ho Na Ho)


6. What do you think about the person who tagged you?
An awesome writer

7. If you could have a house totally paid for, fully furnished anywhere in the world, where would you like it to be?
Any hill station

 
8. What are your must-have pieces for summer? Cotton clothes


9. If you could go anywhere in the world for the next hour, where would you go?
My room

10. Which language do you want to learn?
Umm... haven't thought..

11. What’s your favorite quote? Miles to go before I sleep


12. Who do you want to meet right now? 
My cousin (I'm about to leave for Mamaji's home)

13. What is your favorite colour?
Blue

14. What is your favourite piece of clothing in your own closet?
My night suit :P

16. What’s your favourite magazine? None. I am not fond of reading magazines. Used to read Reader's Digest but not now.


17. If you had $100 now, what would you spend it on?
Chocolates :P

18. What do you consider a fashion faux pas?
Bell Bottoms :D

19. Who according to you is the most over-rated style icon?
Umm.. No idea .. Haven't thought

20. What kind of haircut do you prefer?
Depends

21. What are you going to do after this?
Get ready to leave for Mamaji's home.

22. Who is your favourite sport star?
Koi vi nai :D

23. What are three cosmetic/makeup/perfume products that you can't live without?
My face wash , kajal

24. What inspires you?
Honest people

25. Give us three styling tips that always work for you:
Neither

26. What do you do when you “have nothing to wear” (even though your closet’s packed)?
I wear my night suit. Ab tak toh pata chal gaya hoga how much I am obsessed with my night suits :D

27. Coffee or tea?
Coffee

28. What do you do when you are feeling low or terribly depressed?
I cry

29. What is the meaning of your name?
Ekam means the only one and Ekamjyot means God's light

30. Which other blogs do you love visiting?
Check my blog list

31. Favorite Dessert/Sweet?
Hot Chocolate Fudge

 
32. Favorite Season?
Winters

33. If I come to your house now, what would u cook for me ? Maggie


34. What is the right way to avoid people who purposefully hurt you? Remain silent

35. What are you afraid of the most? Losing my loved ones


36. What do you love most about yourself?
My simplicity






How much dumb I am
 
 [] Gum has fallen out of your mouth when you were talking

[] Gum has fallen out of your mouth when you were NOT talking

[] You have ran into a glass/screen door

[] You have jumped out of a moving vehicle

[x] You have thought of something funny while walking by yourself

[x] Laughed, then watched people give you weird looks

So far: 2

[] You have run into a tree/bush.

[ ] You know that it IS possible to lick your elbow

[] You have tried to lick your elbow… a few times

[] You never knew that the Alphabet and Twinkle Twinkle Little star have the same rhythm.

[] You just tried to sing them.

So far: 2

[x] You have tripped on your shoelace and fallen.

[] You have choked on your own spit .

[ ] You have seen the Matrix and still don’t get it.

[ ] You’ve never seen the Matrix.

[ ] You type only with two fingers.

So far: 3

[] You have accidentally caught something on fire

[x] You tried to drink out of a straw, but it went into your nose/eyes.

[x] You have caught yourself drooling.

[] You have fallen asleep in class and fell outta your chair

[x] You stared hard at someone trying to figure whether the person was he or she

So far: 6

[x] Sometimes you just stop thinking

[x] You are telling a story and forget what you were talking about

[] People often shake their heads and walk away from you

[ ] You are often told to use your “inside voice”.

[ ] You use your fingers to do simple math

So far: 8

[ ] You have eaten a bug

[x] You are taking this test when you should be doing something more important

[x] You have put your clothes on backwards or inside out, and didn’t realize it

[x] You’ve looked all over for something and realized it was in your hand

[] You have ran around naked in your house.

So far: 11

[x] You repost bulletins because you are scared that what they say will happen to you if you don’t.

[x] You break a lot of things.

[ ] Your friends know not to use big words around you.

[] You tilt your head when you’re confused

[x] You have fallen out of your chair before

[ ] Mistook your teacher to be a student

So far: 14

[x] When you’re lying in bed, you try to find pictures in the texture of the ceiling or wall

[x] The word “ummmmm” is used many times a day.

[] Have you opened your mouth to say something but then you pretended as if you were yawning because you forgot what you wanted to say.



Total: 16.

I am (16/40) = 40 % D U M B?




BRAND TAG
Tagged by Kaka

These are some of the brands which are a part of my life.











I am not tagging anyone in particular. Whoeaver wishes , can do this tag :)

Monday, September 21, 2009

I too had a love story..

"If there are friends or family out there who you haven't called in a while, I would say send them a note or a call. Life is always moving too fast, work is always waiting in a small box which we call laptop and everyday emergencies are a part of it. But its far worst to sit in a room at early morning hours typing a blog hoping that you got one last word with a loved one. "





I have just completed reading Ravinder Singh's "I too had a love story" . Such a beautiful , emotional , touching love story. I was never really into love stories. I always used to find them boring. But this one changed my thinking. Its a true love story of the author Ravin and Khushi , a story of their meeting, a story of their love, a story of END. I was hooked to the book. Its so simple . Very unimaginable. I never thought couples like Ravin and Khushi ever existed in this world now . I laughed, I smiled, I cried towards the end of the story.

There are many moments when you connect with them. Ravinder has written this so simple. Those late night phone calls , loving each other so much that they decided to marry each other even without actually meeting each other, Khushi's death .. everything .. its a story of each one of us. .

This book is no 'Alchemist' or 'Acts of Faith' but its simplicity will touch your heart.

When you start reading this book, you find yourself completely lost in Ravin and Khushi's world but the end of it.. I wish I could change their story but it was not written by me. Their destiny was written by God.

Some of the lines just tear your heart out.
"The doctors said they couldn't hand over the body to the family. (Did you notice ? Yes, body . That's what they said. She no longer had a name. She was just a body. A dead body.)"

"I was at the photo studio getting a picture of my dead Khushi framed, to keep in the Gurudwara  during the last prayer for her, scheduled for the next day. Guess which picture/ It was one of those which she sent me when I was in the US. Never in my worst nightmare could I have thought that someday I'd be using her pictures for this purpose."

"She died. I survived. Because I survived, I die everyday."

The story is poignant and real . Full credit goes to Ravin. Everything is real, the places, the people. He narrated a very important chapter from his life with a message "Life goes on". 


I would recommend you to read this book. You may not include this in your favourites but it will definitely touch your heart.



 

Friday, September 18, 2009

Lalalalalalalalala .... Title nai hai mere paas

At around 11 today , I called my friend G .

G : Hello . Hi Ekku .. How are you sweetie :)

Me : Hi G . Am good . Tell me one thing , am I supposed to be mad at you?

G : Huh ?

Me : Bata bhi ... Am I supposed to be mad at you right now ?

G : What ? Why ? Kya bol ri hai tu ?

Me : I don't know . I am having this feeling that I usually have when I am upset with you . Did we fight yesterday ?

G : Are you alright ? Mujhe toh kuch gadbad lag ri hai . Waise toh koi nai baat nai hai par aaj kuch gadbad lag ri hai

Me : I guess I'm okay . I don't remember us fighting yesterday . Kal toh main office mein thi . Tere se baat hui thi kal ? Nai huyi yaar .. Kal toh main office thi .

G : No . We didn't

Me : Okay. In that case , what are you having for lunch today . What is Mami ji making today ?

G : Ekku tu pagal ho gayi hai poori . Pata bhi hai kya bol ri hai tu ?

Me : Le yaar .. Tu maan ni ri . Seriously , I thought I was mad at you all this morning . But then I thought and I thought and I thought only to realize that I never fought with you. So I wasn't sure why I feeling angry with you. That's why I called you to confirm. Chal chod , mujhe lagta hai kisi aur se ladai hoyi hogi . Usse huyi hogi pucca . Abhi main usko phone kar ke confirm karti hun.

G : Ekku .. Tu na pagal ho gayi hai . Ja ke so ja . Kuch kha le aur so ja . Tera dimag kharab ho gaya hai . Ab usko bhi mat tang karna . Chup kar ke so ja

Me : Par yaar ... Par ... Chal theek hai .. Mujhe lagta hai tu theek bol ri hai .. Maine sapna dekha hoga ...
Acha chal bata na ... Kya banaya hai aaj Mami ji ne ..

G : Chup kar ja . Agar ab ek aur baar boli na , main tujhe maar dungi . Phone rakh aur so ja :X

Me : Par yaar .. Seriously yaar I was feeling that we had a fight yesterday . Sachi yaar :(

Bang!!!!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Blog title changed .. Its Tryst With Soul now . Thanks to Vishal for the name :)

Friday, September 11, 2009

My first award ... I am a 'Superior Scribbler' :)

Yipieeeee ... I got my first award . Thanks to Rahul for the award. My first ever award in bloggers world. Thanks to everybody.
Now here goes my acceptance speech :P

 
I am extremely thankful to Rahul who thought that I deserved this award . I want to thank God , my parents, my family , my friends who supported me all through , my readers (I would like to think so) and to Pulkit (He's the one who introduced me to Blogger) and also to my brother who really gives me those extra 10 minutes after 8 pm so that I can complete my post if I am writing at that time. Oh God! I have 'khushi ke aansu' in my eyes...
Jokes apart! Thanks Rahul .. Thanks a lot. It really means a lot to me :)
Thanks Rahul :)

So now I would love to forward this award to 5 of my blogger friends who I love to read . 
Here are the rules for those who get this award.
  • Each Superior Scribbler must in turn pass The Award on to 5 most-deserving Bloggy Friends.
  • Each Superior Scribbler must link to the author & the name of the blog from whom he/she has received The Award.
  • Each Superior Scribbler must display The Award on his/her blog, and link to This Post, which explains The Award.
  • Each Blogger who wins The Superior Scribbler Award must visit this post and add his/her name to the Mr. Linky List.
  • Each Superior Scribbler must post these rules on his/her blog.
This is very tough for me as they all have been writing for such a long time and have been such fabulous writers .
So my list goes like this.
1. Abhinav     You just can't resist yourself reading all his posts and switching off your computer once you start reading his blog. They are just totally humorous. He's the champ in bloggers world. You can just go through his journey . From college to MBA to job and now to marriage . Just go through it for once. You'll love it, for sure.

2. Harshita     It hasn't been much time since I bloghopped to her blog. Her's is the same case as Abhinav's . Once you start reading them , you just have to complete her blog .I love reading her posts. 

3. Rohit        I love reading his posts. Just so close to our lives .

4. Pulkit        What to say about him. He is my guru . He is the one who told me that I can write. Otherwise I would have never been here. He writes mostly poems but his stories are just too good. Every time he writes a story , I just beg hime to write stories stories stories :D

5. Saad        Can you imagine , in his last post , he wrote his own obituary!! He's funny! You just HAVE TO read his blog. 

6. Arshat      I know I have to write only 5 names but I have to give the award to this man yaar . Go through his blog. 

I love reading all your blogs friends :)
Its just that I had to write some of the names which I like the most. 
Thanks to Rahul once again . 
God bless you all :)



PS... Here's a new blogger in blogosphere, my friend Vishal . He's new to blogs but a very good writer:)

Monday, September 7, 2009

Message Log 2

1. Memories play a confusing role. They make you laugh when you remember  the times you cried together.   But makes you cry when you remember the times you laughed together.

2. The best feeling in the world is when you think that your friend forgot you and suddenly you receive a message from the same friend saying ,  "I am missing you". :)

3. Love : Is not about expressing with heavy words. Its about understanding each other, a gentle touch and a pure heart.      
And Friendship : Is to laugh at the nonsense written above :D

4. Akele ja rahe the in kathin raaston pe
Niraash
Dukhi
Thake huye
Phir ek mod pe aap jaisa ek dost mila
Aur
Aur
Aur baaki zindagi bhi barbaad ho gayi :P

5.Jab koi baat biagd jaaye
Jab koi mushkil pad jaaye
Toh
Toh
Toh
Toh main kya karu... ?
Nipto khud ... ! :P

6. Smile For The Ones You Love…
A Simple Smile Is All It Takes To Make One Happy…
Love Can Come In Many Different Ways, Shapes n Sizes …
But A Simple Smile Will Conquer Everything …
And Leave The Best Of Us Speechless …

7. Second day after wedding
Bubbly- Mom I got in fight with my husband
Mom- It’s part of marital life
Bubbly- Oh ok but what should I do with the dead body

8. Friendship is when you have a huge fight with your friend
And you say , "That's it! I'm leaving!"
But after a moment, you put all your egos aside
N say, 
"Chal yaar Pepsi toh pila" :D

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Happy Teachers' day ... :)

"The dream begins, most of the time, with a teacher/mentor who believes in you, who tugs and pushes, and leads you onto the next plateau, sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called truth."
--Dan Rather

I think I am blessed that I have always been lucky with having good friends and mentors/teachers in my life.

Today on Teacher's day , I want to thank all of them who are my guiding lights. Thanks to Jyoti Ma'am , Nishant Sir , Indu Sharma Ma'am, Indu Verma Ma'am, Jaipal Sir, Gagan Sir, Sasi Sir, Piush Sir , Amrita Ma'am , Sandhu Ma'am.
Thanks for believing in me.
God bless you all.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Perception...

Different journeys and different paths are what we all have. All meant to learn some things but never meant to stay ever. For some , this journey is quick, for some slow. And when this ends, some realize the true essence of this journey, the purpose behind it.

I used to see my Papa , and still I do, working so hard in office and at home to support our family. My life was very simple.. school-homework-back to home- sleep. This was MY life. As time went be and responsibilities increased, my perception changed. It keeps changing every time. Really. You meet some people. You loose them midway. The ones who stayed back were destined to. Their lives seen by me, a new perception, my perception. My journey started when I was born. I saw it when saw the sun for the first time, the stars, the moon, felt the breeze. Felt a feeling of security inside me when I held Mamma's hand while crossing the road, enjoyed my outings, the first time I realized how it feels to be attracted to someone.

Its like a book, just the chapters keep on changing. I was never a person who could think about life in little things. But now I am. I see life in small things, small gestures like a smile, a handshake, a hug, a pat on my shoulder, a tear in somebody's' eyes when we meet after so many months. I feel it. Its wonderful.

I am going to start my new journey , a new phase in my life very soon. I would start working in some days. I am happy, my family is happy. But still somewhere I wonder, am I happy with what I am? How often do I feel frustrated? What makes me happy? What makes me sad? At this very moment, the thoughts I have and the way I evaluate my life is a perception. Its a point of view that only I can have, almost certain that no one else will seethe world exactly the same way as I do.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

:O :( :O

I tried.. I am trying ... just can't write !!!

Tried a lot & now tired! I want to write . It's not happening :(

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Quotes / DMessage log...

1. Don't be dismayed at good - byes. A farewell is necessary before you meet again. And meeting again, after moments or lifetimes, is certain for those who are friends. Hope we meet again soon :)


2. SMS ke rate ...
1996 - 6/-
2000 - 4/-
2004 - 2/-
2006 - 1/-
2007 - 0.50/-
2008 - 0.25/-
2009 - 0.10/-

Aap kab karoge jab SMS pe loan milega tab :p


3. Dhamki bharya propose..
Munda kudi nu:

"Main Bullet te , te Bullet 100 te..
Hun kudiye tu das... Thale aauna ke piche behna" :D


4. God thought that sicne he couldn't be everywhere , he made mother.
Then Devil thought since he couldn't be everywhere , he made mother - in -law.


5. "I want to go back to the time when getting high meant on swing , when drinking meant apple juice , when love was mom's hug and the highest place on earth was dad's shoulder, when the only thing broken were toys and when goodbyes meant only till tomorrow :)


6. At the end, you will not remember the words of your enemy but the silence of your friends.


7. Death must be so beautiful. To lie in the soft brown earth, with the grasses waving above one's head and listen to silence. To have no yesterday and no tomorrow. To forget time,and to forgive life , to be at peace.

Monday, August 17, 2009

A thought ...

"As we grow up, we learn that even the one person that wasn't supposed to ever let you down, probably will. You will have your heart broken probably more than once and its harder every time. You'll break hearts too, so remember how it felt when your heart was broken. You'll fight with your best friend . You'll blame a new love for things an old one did. You will cry because time is passing too fast, and you'll eventually lose someone you love. So take too many pictures, laugh too much , and love like you have never been hurt because every sixty seconds you spend upset is a minute of happiness you'll never get back. Don't be afraid that your life will end , be afraid that it will never begin. "


PS... Not written by me. Read it on an Orkut community.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Feeling special ... :)

When a "why-did-the-Dalhousie-fun-filled-4-day-trip-end" gets into your mind , a compliment is never overlooked; a compliment is neither overlooked on other days as well :P

A friend asked me to give her a call and the first think she said was "Yaarrrrrrr I missed you sooooooooo much. Its so nice to hear your voice after such a long time."
Awww... Don't know if she really meant it or not, but it made my day after a half gloomy day and that's what matters :D

Hearing friends say that they miss you is something that can make anyone feel special and elated:)

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Waiting ... and waiting ...

I am waiting for the next phase of my life to start. I am trying to find something to keep myself busy. I am reading books , reading books again and again, listening to music , blogging.

I found out that everyone , almost everyone of us are waiting for something to happen ... in days to come.

One friend is waiting for the day when she'll be married. One is waiting for the day when her family approves her boyfriend. Someone is waiting for M.Tech classes to begin . Someone is waiting for the IIM call . Someone is waiting for the clearance of his visa. And some are waiting to finish their studies and get a job.

Where ever I look , I find people waiting . Waiting for a bus , a train , someone to come and take them home , or waiting for the day when they will be able to live a life on their own.

And I am waiting for the day when I'll enjoy reading business dailies :P

What are you waiting for?

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Daddy dearest ... :)


I got this as a forwarded e-mail. Thought of sharing this with everyone on my blog.


Her hair up in a pony tail, her favorite dress tied with a bow.
Today was Daddy's Day at school, and she couldn't wait to go

But her mommy tried to tell her, that she probably should stay home
Why the kids might not understand, if she went to school alone

But she was not afraid; she knew just what to say
What to tell her classmates, on this Daddy's Day

But still her mother worried, for her to face this day alone
And that was why once again, she tried to keep her daughter home

But the little girl went to school, eager to tell then all
About a dad she never sees, a dad who never calls.

There were daddies along the wall in back, for everyone to meet
Children squirming impatiently, anxious in their seats

One by one the teacher called, a student from the class
To introduce their daddy, as seconds slowly passed

At last the teacher called her name, every child turned to stare
Each of them were searching, for a man who wasn't there

"Where's her daddy at?" she heard a boy call out
"She probably doesn't have one," another student dared to shout

And from somewhere near the back, she heard a daddy say
"Looks like another deadbeat dad, too busy to waste his day."

The words did not offend her, as she smiled at her friends
And looked back at her teacher, who told her to begin

And with hands behind her back, slowly she began to speak
And out from the mouth of a child, came words incredibly unique

"My Daddy couldn't be here, because he lives so far away
But I know he wishes he could be with me on this day

And though you cannot meet him, I wanted you to know
All about my daddy, and how much he loves me so

He loved to tell me stories, he taught me to ride my bike
He surprised me with pink roses, and taught me to fly a kite

We used to share fudge sundaes and ice cream in a cone
And though you cannot see him, I'm not standing all alone

'Cause my daddy's always with me, even though we are apart
I know because he told me, he'll forever be here in my heart"

With that her little hand reached up, and lay across her chest
Feeling her own heartbeat, beneath her favorite dress

From somewhere in the crowd of dads, her mother stood in tears
Proudly watching her daughter, who was wise beyond her years

She stood up for the love of a man not in her life
Doing what was best for her, doing what was right

When she dropped her hand back down, staring straight into the crowd
She finished with a voice so soft, but its message clear and loud

"I love my daddy very much, he's my shining star
If he could he'd be here, but heaven's just too far

Sometimes when I close my eyes, it's like he never went away."
Then she closed her eyes, and saw him there that day

To her mother's amazement, she witnessed with surprise
A room full of daddies and children, all starting to close their eyes

Who knows what they saw before them, who knows what they felt inside
Perhaps for a second, they saw him at her side.

"I know you're with me Daddy," to the silence she called out...

Friday, July 24, 2009

Ab iska title apne aap soch lena ... Mujhe samajh ni aa ra

When some things happen or someone says something unexpectedly , you cannot help but laugh at them. A similar happened to me last evening.

I went to my tailor yesterday. She had stitched a suit of mine but there was a problem with the suit's neck. So I asked her to get it altered. And then what she told me had me and her in splits. We both were laughing like fools for quite some time. She said . "Eku , shaam ko aa jana. Gala kaat ke haath mein de dungi . " (Come in evening. I'll cut the neck and hand it over to you.") :D

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Bas yaar ....

How many times has it happened with you that you call someone and you have nothing to say and just to extend the conversation , you say " aur bata ... kya ho ra hai "

It's happening with me very much these days ... Actually it always happen with me. When I have nothing to talk, I invariably repeat this line "aur bata" again & again. And the reply is also the same from everybody ... "bas teekh hai yaar" , "bas chal ra hai" or just "bas" :D

There have been times when we speak this line for endless times and then follows a silence , when persons on both end wait for the other person to speak up :D

In the end, it ends with ... "chal teekh hai phir ... milte hain. .. main call karti hun tujhe kuch din mein. Chal bye :D

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Here's something I once read in a blog.
I just HAD to post one of my own .

Simple Rules:

1. Things I have already done - Blue & Bold !
2. Things that i would love to do - Red & Bold !


Here we go!!

01. Bought everyone in the bar a drink

02. Swam with dolphins.

03. Climbed a mountain

04. Taken a Ferrari for a test drive

05. Been inside the Great Pyramid

06. Held a tarantula

07. Taken a candlelit bath with someone.

08. Said “I love you” and meant it.

09. Hugged a tree

10. Bungee jumped
11. Visited Paris

12. Watched a lightning storm at sea.

13. Stayed up all night long and saw the sun rise

14. Seen the Northern Lights

15. Gone to a huge sports game.

16. Walked the stairs to the top of the leaning Tower of Pisa.


17. Grown and eaten your own vegetables.

18. Touched an iceberg.

19. Slept under the stars.

20. Changed a baby’s diaper.

21. Taken a trip in a hot air balloon

22. Watched a meteor shower

23. Gotten drunk on champagne

24. Given more than you can afford to charity

25. Looked up at the night sky through a telescope

26. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment

27. Had a food fight

28. Bet on a winning horse

29. Asked out a stranger.

30. Had a snowball fight

31. Screamed as loudly as you possibly can
32. Held a lamb

33. Seen a total eclipse.

34. Ridden a roller coaster.

35. Hit a home run

36. Danced like a fool and didn’t care who was looking.

37. Adopted an accent for an entire day.

38. Actually felt happy about your life, even for just a moment.

39. Had two hard drives for your computer.

40. Visited all 50 states

41. Taken care of someone who was drunk.

42. Had amazing friends
43. Danced with a stranger in a foreign country.

44. Watched whales

45. Stolen a sign

46. Backpacked in Europe

47. Taken a road-trip

48. Gone rock climbing

49. Taken a midnight walk on the beach

50. Gone sky diving

51. Visited Ireland

52. Been heartbroken longer than you were actually in love

53. In a restaurant, sat at a stranger’s table and had a meal with them

54. Visited Japan

55. Milked a cow

56. Alphabetized your CDs

57. Pretended to be a superhero

58. Sung karaoke
59. Lounged around in bed all day

60. Played touch football

61. Gone scuba diving

62. Kissed in the rain

63. Played in the mud

64. Played in the rain
65. Gone to a drive-in theatre

66. Visited the Great Wall of China

67. Started a business

68. Fallen in love and not had your heart broken

69. Toured ancient sites

70. Taken a martial arts class

71. Played D&D for more than 6 hours straight

72. Gotten married

73. Been in a movie

74. Crashed a party

75. Gotten divorced

76. Gone without food for 5 days

77. Made cookies from scratch

78. Won first prize in a costume contest

79. Ridden a gondola in Venice

80. Gotten a tattoo

81. Rafted the Snake River

82. Been on a television news program as an “expert”(Aspiring...)

83. Gotten flowers for no reason

84. Performed on stage

85. Been to Las Vegas
86. Recorded music

87. Eaten shark

88. Kissed on the first date

89. Gone to Thailand

90. Bought a house

91. Been in a combat zone

92. Buried one/both of your parents

93. Been on a cruise ship

94. Spoken more than one language fluently

95. Performed in Rocky Horror

96. Raised children

97. Followed your favorite band/singer on tour

98. Passed out cold

99. Taken an exotic bicycle tour in a foreign country

100. Picked up and moved to another city to just start over .

101. Walked the Golden Gate Bridge

102. Sang loudly in the car, and didn’t stop when you knew someone was looking with the windows open.

103. Had plastic surgery

104. Survived an accident that you shouldn’t have survived

105. Wrote articles for a large publication

106. Lost over 100 pounds

107. Held someone while they were having a flashback

108. Piloted an airplane

109. Touched a stingray

110. Broken someone’s heart

111. Helped an animal give birth

112. Won money on a TV game show

113. Broken a bone

114. Gone on an African photo safari

115. Had a facial part pierced other than your ears

116. Fired a rifle, shotgun, or pistol

117. Eaten mushrooms that were gathered in the wild

118. Ridden a horse

119. Had major surgery

120. Had a snake as a pet

121. Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon

122. Slept for 30 hours in a 48 hour period

123. Visited more foreign countries than U.S. States

124. Visited all 7 continents

125. Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days

126. Eaten kangaroo meat

127. Eaten sushi

128. Had your picture in the newspaper

129. Changed someone’s mind about something you care deeply about

130. Gone back to school

131. Parasailed

132. Touched a cockroach

133. Eaten fried green tomatoes

134. Read The Iliad and The Odyssey

135. Selected one “important” author who you missed in school, and read.

136. Killed and prepared an animal for eating

137. Skipped all your school reunions

138. Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language.

139. Been elected to public office

140. Written your own computer language

141. Thought to yourself that you’re living your dream

142. Had to put someone you love into hospice care

143. Built your own PC from parts

144. Sold your own artwork to someone who didn’t know you

145. Had a booth at a street fair

146. Dyed your hair 147. Been a DJ

148. Shaved your head

149. Caused a car accident

150. Saved someone’s life