Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Jayaa Hey

15th August,2007. Happy 60th Birthday India!!

I've not been really good at remembering the names of the freedom fighters, the historic dates, the pacts signed, the deals sealed.
Felt like taking a stroll down memory lane... back when I was in school. I didn't realise I would miss celebrating this day until I passed out school. The early mornings...dressed in crisp white uniforms... glad for not carrying any bulky school bags.. on the way could see autos decorated in garlands... all crossroad circles decorated with lights...and when we entered the school campus...those patriotic songs blaring from the big big speakers... the stage all ready for the function... we assembled according to our classes...the Principal greeting us..the Father's Prayer....and then the drill began...standing in attention...the Sister Principal hoisting the flag...the national anthem...then the small skit...more patriotic songs...the chocolates... smiling faces!!
Here's to all those who made it possible for us to see Independent India... here's to all those who fought till their last's to all those who got our country's to all of's to each Indian.
Jai Hind!

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Little things that make me happy*

I got the idea to write this while getting into the lift today... It's relieving to come home after a tiring day at college..the sticky humid weather..the scorching heat... ready to drop on the bed...and the minute you come near the find it at ground floor... that may not sound so wonderful to some of the people...but ask anyone who has a similar routine!!
I try to put down the little things that make me happy... bear with this in the "happy" phase today ;)

  • Talking to my 6 yr old cousin
  • Getting a lecture off
  • Friday nights
  • Dipping in the pool
  • Smell of the rain
  • A fresh clean laundry smelling of the sun
  • A good net speed
  • Shopping (now that's a big high!)
  • Playing with dogs
  • Talking to an old friend
  • Listening to old favourite songs
  • School Re-unions
  • Finding a good friend online
  • A good hair day
  • A dish turned out delicious
  • Mushy mushy movies
  • A favourite song on the radio
  • A whole bar of chocolate
  • A trip to home after a long time
  • Getting an unexpected hug
  • Giving an unexpected hug
  • A compliment from someone that matters
  • Loads of balance on cell
  • Orange bar on a hot summer day
  • A warm blanket on a chilly winter night
  • Cold coffee
  • Birthday cakes
  • Long drives
  • Sitting on the terrace
  • Cracking a good joke
  • Home cooked food
  • Double cheese pizza
  • A good night's sleep
  • A good novel
  • Falling asleep as soon as my head hits the pillow
  • Surprises
  • Book fair
  • Unexpected holidays
  • Shoes that fit
  • Family
  • Sleepovers
*The list has been updated since it was first published.

Pic has been taken from here.

Tuesday, August 7, 2007


That's what I feel like when I'm in a bad mood....swearing!!!

Bad habit I know... well I've tried many putting my face into a pillow and screaming HARD or listening to blaring music or I sleep or I just writing down right now!!

I'm blank now....don't know what to put down....there's so much going on in my head.. My life's a big "?"

There's a time in everybody's life when they are unsure about what to seems as if that time keeps on recurring in my life again and again. Not that I'm fed up with it or complaining, it's just that I'm unable to find answers and even when I do, I have no idea whether I am right or wrong. Well like I say....this too shall pass. Till then, Hallelujah... give me oil in my lamp, keep me burning. Amen!

Monday, August 6, 2007

100 good things that happened to me at College **

  1. Room Nos.3 & 120 & 116
  2. Walks
  3. Gustakh dil
  4. Horseback riding
  5. Fresher's Night
  6. New year's eve (04 'n 05)
  7. Peepleez
  8. Trekkings
  9. Movies in Auditorium
  10. Mess dinners (well it didn't seem good back then, but thinking about it now I do miss them)
  11. The weekly outings
  12. Midnight birthday bashes
  13. Swati's handmade cakes ;)
  14. Hostel meals
  15. Hanuman Ji ki thadi ke paranthe 'n bhurji
  16. JP dinners
  17. Bikaner 'n Kota trips
  18. Movies at EP
  19. Mc D at M.I. Road
  20. Natraj :)
  21. Indian Spice
  22. Monsoons on the campus (sniff sniff!)
  23. The early trips to GT
  24. Veer Zaara : those who saw it with me (along with the whole hostel at Raj Mandir) will know the reason
  25. Room 11 of the academic block
  26. The Sunday Special chhole bhature 'n alloo ke paranthe
  27. Early morning view...
  28. Late night view
  29. Watching movies on a rented T.V. (from Eyes wide shut to Rakht to Hannibal)
  30. Posing for Amity brochure... (till date it seems really silly!)
  31. PJs ( From the virtuosos Ankit & Swati & Smriti)
  32. Karaoke nights
  33. Late night swimming pool sessions
  34. Addiction to shopping [ Ahem....window shopping will be more like it ;) ]
  35. Blogging
  36. E1 block, Amity Noida
  37. D block cafeteria
  38. The thadi special chhole kulche and fruit juice
  39. Summer Internship presentation ( The funniest presentation I've ever given)
  40. Major Project ( Ha ha... far away I can still hear Hemant cursing us!)
  41. Thalis at Yatra
  42. B-402, Express Green ki nautanki
  43. Learning to ride a bike
  44. The mouth watering Diwali 'n Holi dinners at Express Green
  45. The sleepovers
  46. The bonfires
  47. Celebrating Eid
  48. Late night talks in the balcony
  49. The good ol' trustworthy Mc D!

** will be updated

Saturday, August 4, 2007

~Karaoke Nights~

an act of singing along to a music video, esp. one from which the original vocals have been electronically eliminated

For me it's the perfect thing to do when you are feeling gloomy... singing at the top of your voice with galfriends....not worrying about the notes/pitch... just crooning with all your strength.. try it and am sure you'll sleep with a smile on your face, if not that then atleast an aching throat ;)

Songs worth karaoke'ing *

# Chop Suey- System of a Down

# Hips don't lie- Shakira

# Do you know- Enrique

# She will be loved- Maroon Five

# Another brick in the wall- Pink Floyd

# Hotel California- Eagles

# It's my life- Bon Jovi

*Will be updated every friday night. Till then, Happy Karaoke'ing!!

Thursday, August 2, 2007

I'm smiling again!

It just takes little things to put a smile on your face... may it be a cute little pug or a giggling baby...or even a nice weather.
First day of the college.... In the first class itself, I wished it had been my last day in the college.. 6 months later, all of a sudden the place seemed new and strange. Somehow living through the last 10 months of my college life seemed such a difficult task. Supposedly the "best days of my life"... my final year felt like a burden. But I guess someone up there didn't think so and signalled, all you need to get you going is a change of mood and you can end up looking forward to life. Little drizzle... dark sky... eagles flying low (do they have a gift to predict the weather?)... cool breeze....silly talks with gal friends.. splashing in the pool ( all dressed!!)....hoping for a heavy shower... and I realise I'm smiling again... or rather laughing uncontrollably. And my heart's happy again. All it took was a change of mood to lift up my spirits.
The only disadvantage of splashing in the pool is that you get really hungry... but the few extra pounds don't matter when you are elated.

The monsoons are a reminder that I'm blessed!!


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