Thursday, December 31, 2009
Monday, December 28, 2009
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
So. this series of worrying just doesn't stop... Today I am sitting here and thinking God! give me a break! I am desperately searching for a room mate. I am fed up with the way The Grinch treats me! I can't wake up in the morning till the Bai comes. God forbid, one day if she doesn't turn up, I will be sleeping the whole day! I am trying hard to save some money and cut a few expenses. Trying to lose all that lard I have accumulated around my middle region. And I am a bit lonely. I want to have all my family and friends around. Yes ALL of them! And I want to go to Bangalore right now. But I am sitting here typing this! Uff!
Really. I want to move.
Peace (You wish)
Ranting Maniac Shaki
Monday, December 21, 2009
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Sothis is the first part of my many posts that will be about my visit to London. Be rest assured there are more posts and many many pictures to come. Told you I was a never-been-out-of-my-own-country tourist.
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Wouldn't it be easier if I just let things be the way it is? Just let things be. But then you know what, I just cant stop myself from planning and expecting! Strange! I know this habit of mine can get on people's nerves but I just cant help it!
Monday, November 9, 2009
Chai Bonding. That's what we used to call it in College. I was the only chai drinker in the beginning and soon it was like a following! We used to maro addaa in the college canteen with a chai ka cup in our hands. The cups were those ganda walla white turned yellow cups with cracks. The chai used to be made to our tastes. कम दूध ज्यादा पानी थोडी चीनी और बहुत सारी चाय पट्टी! All the plotting used to happen over a cup of chai. All the stories used to be told over a cup of chai. Gossips and fights over chai. Staying up late with a cup of chai during exams. Raat ko khane ke baad chai to discuss the events of the day and to enjoy the star lit skies with a cup of chai in the garden! We used to make fun of Shalu because she didn't drink tea and we even made her drink a cup once Pyar ke khaattir :) Chyaas- जब चाय पीने का मन करता है! हमे च्यास हर दम लगती थी!We would drink tea all the time.. during breakfast, break mein, bunk karte hue, classes ke beech mein, classes ke baad, evening time, after that, dinner ke baad and sometimes uske bhi baad. It used to keep us warm in cold windy winters. It was our source of energy! कुछ तो है इस चाय में!
And now its getting up in the morning and walking straight to the kitchen to prepare tea. Listening to the radio and reading a bit of the newspaper sometimes, staring out of the window holding a cup of chai. Chai at breaks in office. Garam garam masala chai on rainy days after getting back from office sitting on my window sill. Chai with friends to de-stress. Chai for the migraine. Chai to soothe my nerves. Sometimes going to the CCD round the corner and having chai. and I still wonder कुछ तो है इस चाय में!
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Its crazy how she knows so many recipes! She asked me which cake I wanted to bake and I was totally confused. Settled for the easiest- The Chocolate Cake with no frills. Now, the thing is no one tells you the minute details or what might go wrong but thanks to Che N I got over all the hurdles! Another thing, preparing for the cake is the hard part, baking takes just about 6 to 7 minutes! Putting up the picture of the cakes I baked. Have to comment here that they turned out to be great and tasted good too!
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Disconnected thoughts running in my head. I feel like talking about pink. Yes the color. Its been in my head for some time now. I am wondering do men think that women with long hair are submissive. I am thinking of this pipe line which fell on the train in Thane. How did it fall? What might have happened? Is Maldives better or Mauritius? The food given by the caterer at the office is improving. Maybe its good that I give feedbacks in spite of him saying that I always complain. I want to watch a movie at the theater but then there is none which is worth a watch. Has anyone watched any good movie lately?
But of course there are answers that are there in my head to all those questions too.
Now that I put almost all my thoughts down I dont feel so chatty anymore!! hmmmm.. but I still feel like talking.
Friday, October 16, 2009
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Bada Mazaa Aya.. Well. Ok.. So what happened is that Swat ran away from home with Tonn... It was just SO exciting! Here was a meitie (read Manipuri) boy and a jaathni (read Haryanvi) running away from Chandigarh to Pune to get married in the Maharashtran way! The wedding was organized at a Hall in Alandi. Supposedly this place is infamous for these kinds of marriages!
All the time I kept humming the tune of “Pehli Baar Mohabbat Ki Hai” from Kaminey. I mean being in the midst of all the drama, the emotions, was just too much fun! Yes, yes, I was also taking immense pleasure from the confusion and conflicts that Swat and Tonn were going through. I just couldn’t help it! So yeah, I had the duty of updating the folks back home about what’s going on this side. I name myself the official Wedding Correspondent for the day. Sab khabar le rahe the. And I did my part pretty well, Thank you! I gave all the details I could from what color lehenga Swat wore, what was Tonn wearing, what jewellery Swat had, what time was the ceremony, where we are, what are they doing, what are we eating, where are we standing, etc. etc. Full details full mein. In all this what I though was awesome was the girl and the boy's enthusiasm. They look so happy together that it would be a sin to pull them away from each other.
The wedding was attended by close friends but the immediate families of the boy and girl could not attend it for obvious reason. Bhai bhaag ke shaadi kar rahe the naa! However, there will be a wedding again with the parents present which again I intend to attend.
Was thinking of writing much more but that would take ages to write. So as for now I am just so excited on being part of this whole Filmy Type Shaadi! God Bless the Couple!
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Now, its time to count the things done and those that were left undone. Last year went by so quick! But then all the years have. Its been a topsy turvy year for me. I tried recounting the things I had done in the past one year.. decided that its a long list to jot down here and I could get tiresome just writing it.. So...
The year had some moments when I was overwhelmed by emotions I never knew I had. It had its share of the good, the bad and a bit of ugly. I have regretted not doing some things too. Learnt a few things and committed the same mistakes. I have travelled a fair deal. I have discovered a few things in me. I have fallen at times. Experienced and experiencing being in Love. Its been a year I shall never forget.
On each birthday I start thinking of the numerous birthdays I have had. Gets me to think how I am changing. But there is one birthday that still pinches the most and that is the one of 2007. I didnt cut a birthday cake that year. It was the loneliest one. Ok. Better memories. I remember those spent when my mom and my sisters would hide the gift they bought for me and my joy when I received them. I always had a party when I was in school :). Sometimes in the club and sometimes at home.. Things were the same and not yet same in college. Birthdays meant going out for food and later drinks in the small cramped hostel rooms. actually the rooms were big enough but we were too many to fit in. heh heh.
This might be followed with a few more posts after my birthday because I have suddenly lost my chain of thoughts and I would rather post this before my birthday than afer.
Love and Peace
Friday, August 28, 2009
Saturday, August 22, 2009
So yeah, i feel like saying nothing much has happened knowing that a lot has happened. But that later.
So, there are the Dos and Donts which I had made up in my mind about a lot of things. And when the time comes to follow them I suck at it!! Some of the Dos and Donts I am finding hard to follow:
a) Do Call Your Friends- Sad to admit it but...
b) Do Lose Weight- This has been there in the list for a long time..
c) Do not roll your eyes while talking to the Uncle- Thats a reflex action and needs a lot of self control! Working on it..
d) Do some craft work- it did begin but it never seemed to end!!
e) Do save that extra buck- Well..
f) Do not leave the bulby plant in the open- I always want that plant to experience the rain but forget to get it in once its done which has led to the plant kind of wilting i think.. Excess of anything is bad.
g) Do not frown while thinking- This is also a reflex action and needs a lot of effort.
h) Do wake up at 7 AM- Hmmmm.. its not just not happening. The "bass paanch minute aur" turns into 30 minutes aur..
i) Do not think that you know everything- I always fall for this trap. I think I am too smart sometimes and well then I get into trouble... hee hee..
j) Do not sleep while talking on the phone- It leads to dreams where you think you are still talking.
k) Do cover the milk before putting it in the fridge.. leads to a lot of accidents otherwise.. Have you ever had milk wali dal?
I think thats it for now.. I mean the list might get longer so i want to stop. This is looking more like a New Year Resolution now.. hmmmmm...
Have been inspired by looking at people's photographs and now attempting to try something myself. Wise One once said "Don't try too hard". Again something to think about. Dont want to scare everyone with my random photographs.
Thats it for now.
Live Long and Prosper!
Thursday, July 2, 2009
It’s really interesting how the people you thought you would never ever hang out with at first turn out to be your best friends. Never had I imagined being friends with these bright, intelligent, adventurous, crazy, dramatic, rebellious, stubborn, opinionated, witty and beautiful women. All different from the other. Yes, we were not as close when we first met. Each had a very different opinion of the other or none at all. But as time went by all of us found each other. And soon College was our play ground and each a player of the same Team. Always standing up against injustice. Fighting for “The Cause” whatever that maybe as long as it is for our rights. College and hostel made us stronger. We never ever let anyone break us. My friends were my support then and are still today.
I miss each one of them. I miss the laughter and the always making sense of a lot of things of Ms. Pink. The smiling face and the lets get them attitude of Ms. Pretty and Petite was something no one could resist. Ms. Dramatic, I miss your brashness sometimes and definitely the craziness. I am sorry I missed your wedding. You could always make out Ms. Determined and the Looker from far. She had a lost look on her face and would be usually trying to get into the conversation none the less. A Pilot now- she has made us proud. Whenever I got scared or missed home I could always squeeze Ms. Sensitive yet Strong. I wish you were here to do my hisaab kitaab. Ms. Charming is The Fun Party Girl plus The You Can Lean On Me Anytime Friend. An awesome Cook and a Clean Freak, she is the closest one. Trying to maintain the balance between the rest of us.
I do wish we had more time to spend with each other. To each of the 6s I want to say I miss you.
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Its been crazy, this month. Have been going through so many emotions all at the same time. Happiness, anxiety, frustration, anger, love... And the thing is that all these events were happening simulatenously. More or less the days would go like this. In the morning I would be sober and determined. By afternoon just a bit flustered. Evening would be frustrating with me spitting fire. By the time I reached home I would be back to being hyper in a good way, excited and super happy. Yes, now comes the part which completely made me crazy. In between the frustrating, angry moments there would be this one call or mail that would make me get up on my feet and say "Well, Bring it on" or make me feel like a princess. And then when I was feeling a bit happy or warm inside I would suddenly remember how things are'nt like what they seem to be and then that would get me back to being grumpy. Now, considering this I wouldnt blame people around to think that I am going nuts because within minutes I would be swinging from being extremely grumpy to smiling like the Cheshire Cat. I do pity people who were in contact with me at those times.
Looking forward to the next month now. But I have a feeling it's going to be more or less like this month. Cross my fingers now!