Friday, June 22, 2007

i cant think of a title and i know it is cliched putting this as a title..

Im off for a my seven week itch somes to an end..(mayb couples wid seven year itches shud also solve da problem da same way:D:Dgo on trips)..anyways going to mussoorie and den to singapore(or singa-freaking-pore as salhotra said or singa-f%$%ing-pore as shantaram said) PJs above indicate my happiness and excitement so dont mind them:D

went shopping today..and went inside a book shop for about five minutes..intoxicated me really..made me realise tat i can so easily spend a fortune on books..infact once i start working i am going to start collecting books of a genre called "coffee table books"..which are basically books(normally highly illustrated) you keep in da drawing room..something u can skim through while sipping tea or even guests can have a look..dont require continous reading..( i think the first i will buy wud be"to be or not to be"..tats amitabh bachhan's biography)

was just browsing for coffee table books and chanced upon this book on sikh marriage ceremonies reminding me of one ceremony i love which is da choodha ceremony..u must have noticed the mahrun bangles that newly married punjabi girls wear(if not see below)..those bangles called da choodha are dipped in milk nd slipped on to the bride's wrists by her maternal uncle just before the wedding..somehow i find dis ritual very sweet..

so bbye adeos sayonara for a week i guess..give your eyes rest coz there will be no blogs for somedays now..:):)

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Random musings..

Is there something like partial honesty?like say you are honest about this not about that? Sometimes this confuses me.Does anyone who is completely honest exist?

Once my friends and I went to a shop to buy some stuff and he gave us bak more money than he should have.We realised this a minute after we left the shop and one of my friends thought that going back to return the money was stupidity....(tho by popular vote we went bak)

Another time someone was telling me how they went to a 5-star hotel and the restaurant forgot to charge them for some dessert..and they did not offer to pay as anyways the restaurant earned enough profit..seemed weird thinking to me..the hotel earned money for its services..even tho it may have exorbitant provided justified service..not paying seemed dishonesty to me when they were relating the story , but again it seemed stupidity to them..

Different people have different sets of morality i guess..its wrong to judge anyone also..the best thing is to stick by your conscience and not go by people's definition of things..

I am the sort of person whom cheating or dishonesty doesnt suit..i never cheat normally in exams..the one time recently i did , in a small quiz, i got the question about getting immediate real grateful to God for this:D:D..coz really prevents me from doing wrong as i immediately get paid for it..

Sometimes i lose out because of I dont cheat in exams as almost everyone does..but i think tat everything is compensated somewhere so maybe the luck i get someplace else is because i got less marks where i was honest..or maybe the bad luck people get someplace else is because they cheated somewhere and got more than they deserved..coz finally you always get what you deserve..

In shantaram they say that the more you try to change things, the worse they become..

I am trying to figure out whether i believe in this statement..Can we change the world..or not..

Hues Of Life

I see a painting
colours splashed on
brush strokes put in
hues spread across the canvas
i realise its analogy to life..

different hues
different moods
heart, the painter
face, the canvass
a way of expression
moods, thoughts
instincts, fears
come out on the canvass so clear

red is love
the strongest emotion
the boldest colour
shadows out all other hues

black means hurt
lonliness and pain
envy and revenge
angry and insane

yellow is friendship
the truest emotion
bright like the sunbeam
thats always indispensably there

white is purity
peace of mind
clarity of thoughts
confidence and sure

blue is stability
sincerity in thinking
unshaken determination
firmness of purpose

gray is melancholy
a somber shade
like the dark clouds
it casts a shadow of gloom

green is energy
livliness in views
enthusiasm to move forward
zeal to continue

indeed, life is a painting
an assembly of moods
a cluster of colours..

wrote this when i was in 11th standard..My blog is named after this poem..

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Orkut pe Chirkutgiri part II

am sad elder sis..the one tat was just born yeterday disowned me;):D..she has changed her name to rani singhal and has got plastic surgery to become almost aishwarya rai..aahhh..this K serial i guess no need to ignore her anymore...or report abuse...

Monday, June 18, 2007

Orkut pe Chirkutgiri

hey friends guess wat i juss got a twin sis..i hav always wanted a sis..and yippeee today i got one..and tat too an elder sis...only problem being that we are twins also somehow...tho r age is not the same..
aaha confused?
well u see someone stole my profile pic on orkut and created a new bogus profile with my name and pic...Well i was angry initially, but then i realised isnt imitation the best form of flattery;) a 23 year old aping me..aah mayb I shud take it as a compliment..

If you use orkut, thats me
and thats my clone(imposterX(X( )

So please do take out time and report abuse or atleast ignore the second user...

The 7 weeks Itch..

Bin about 7 weeks at home...and finally bored..and feel like doing something hands are itching..and so are my feet actually( for travelling)..i may just go on a fantabulous trip in a week..but nothing is confirmed so i cant even be happy about that:(..
over the last week i have tried movies, cooking, writing , reading ,photoshop and even pot painting...but the damn creative itch doesnt stop..i guess i need to be working on finally tired of being lukha..
even reading is making me feel more inactive coz shantaram is too active a book...
God, i need workkkk..make me busy pleasseee
any suggestions on what to do:( ?

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Happy Fathers Day

Today (june 17) is fathers day..So here's a tribute to dads all over the world and especially to mine:)
2 quotes i liked:
"The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother."
- Anonymous

When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years. "
- Mark Twain

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Pasta chronicles

What is the meal you find tastiest..the meal that you eat with maximum pleasure no matter how it tastes..
Its something you've cooked yourself..
Because only then do you realise the amount of effort that has gone into it..because you stand in the hot kitchen sweating..and in my case sneezing(because of the masala) when finally it is are so tired that you gobble it up wid pleasure..even though it is a little inadequate in NaCl :Dhehe..for the first time i ventured into the kitchen today(perhaps cheeni kum chefgiri
inspired me:D) voluntarily and made a proper dish totally independently..(tea and omelette and maggi and sandwiches are not exactly proper dishes)i made pasta today..yipppeeeeeeeee(am still excited about havin achieved dont mind if u see expressions like this interspersed in the blog), so with nothing else to do and also to show off my achievement, i decided to share my grand recipe(yayyyyy) on the blog:D

pasta(serves two)
1 tomato(mashed into curry)
1 onion (cut in big slices)
6-7 pieces of green beans(cut into pieces)
2 tablespoon of oil
2 handfuls of macaroni ( i prefer the elbow shaped one )
1 chilli (chopped)
tomato ketchup

1) Add macaroni and around 2-3 cups of water and 1/2 teaspoon of salt in a pan and keep it for about ten fifteen minutes(till the macaroni is cooked(read eatable)..taste it and ull come to know) on sim flame.
2) Add salt to taste in the tomato curry( i added about 1/2 teaspoon of salt..better less than excess..coz u cant do much about excess:D)
3) In a frying pan or kadhai, add oil and chilli. Then add the onions. Once the onions are brown, add beans and tomato curry..add tomato ketchup to taste..keep stirring continously..(everything on sim flame)
4) Now when the macaroni is well cooked, put it in the kadhai too..Stir properly..cover the kadhai and let it cook for a while..
tadaaaaaaaaa...the dish is ready...
serve hot with chilled coffee;)

Friday, June 15, 2007

When God closed his eyes..

what the nazis did..the tortures that hitler subjected the jews to..the destruction..the barbarism..the utter senselessness of those years..the killing of humanity and of everything humane still surprises me everytime i come across an example showcasing that terror..
Recently I happened to watch two movies both on the same cause-"the pianist" and "life is beautiful"
It showed how old people and young children were taken to (supposedly) showers and instead killed in the gas chambers(sealed chambers connected by pipes to cylinders of carbon monoxide) there..It showed the ruthlessness of the soldiers doing it..carrying out the instructions they had received coldly, with no mercy..How did Hitler manage to convince them all..How was he able to turn them into such monsters..It is said that every man has a devil inside him..i guess somehow Hitler was able to inspire that devil to come out and carry out inhumane crimes in the name of race purification..I want to read "mein kampf" next see what was inside his mind..his justification for all of it..
One of hitler's steps was to start legalized which he started eliminating all those who were mentally or physically disabled or were chronically ill, his reason for this being that such people were "unproductive national comrades"..what the if life is to be lived only while you're productive..and if you live a productive life, you're bound to become unproductive someday when your body becomes tired..and then according to hitler, you should be killed as you are of no use..
All this also makes me wonder what had happened to God in all these years..Did He just close His eyes and ears..but then i guess, why blame God for the atrocities by mankind..

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Why i think love is crap

Well I have been asked a number of times why i hold such a view on love and relationships and today "bammm", I found some lines said by Karla, the female protagonist in Shantaram which so fitted all my i loving reading the book!!!

"Most loves are like that, from what i can see. Your heart starts to feel like an overcrowded lifeboat. You throw out your pride to keep it afloat, and your self-respect and your independence. After a while you start throwing people out- your friends, everyone you used to know. And its still not enough. The lifeboat is still sinking, and you know it's going to take you down with it. I'v seen that happen to a lot of girls here. I think that's why I'm sick of love."

Stay hungry stay foolish

chanced upon steve jobs' commencement address at stanford for the second time..decided to put it up here
my favorite lines..
Something that may help you in making decisions (esp if you're as indecisive as me) and also in taking risks:

"you can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life."

Find what you love in life and do it..

Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don't lose faith. I'm convinced that the only thing that kept me going was that I loved what I did. You've got to find what you love. And that is as true for your work as it is for your lovers. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it. Don't settle."

Just listen to yourself..

Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary."

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

my first photoshopgiri..

i knw its amateurish..but still putting it up..

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Chicken Little..

i watched "Chicken Little" yesterday..and found it amazinglyyy cutee..
some scenes were my the one where a fish is driving a car cum aquarium..and the time when chicken little reaches the top of a tower by propelling himself with the fizz of a cola bottle..
and on nclgirl's "little" request, here is the brief outline of da story..
After Chicken Little causes widespread panic--when he mistakes a falling acorn for a piece of the sky--the young chicken is determined to restore his reputation. But just as things are starting to go his way, a real piece of the sky lands on his head. Chicken Little and his band of misfit friends, Abby Mallard (aka Ugly Duckling), Runt of the Litter and Fish Out of Water, attempt to save the world without sending the town into a whole new panic.
putting sum pics here..the sky is falllin...
butt...the sky really is fallin...

words of wisdom

found dis on sum1s blog..puttin it up..

Saturday, June 09, 2007

tip tip tip tip baarish shuru ho gayi...

Here I am, sitting in sweltering heat, with a temperature of 48 degree Celsius that makes you sweat even while taking a bath, and to add insult to my injury, Hindustan Times takes out a special edition welcoming rains. Its a Delhi supplement where rains are still a month away..but I think they pre-poned the edition for loss of other things to write it made me miss rains even more and so indirectly made me miss Mumbai again..

Why do I like rains so much? Its dirty during that get late for have to wash more shiver under the fan in cant travel much..but in spite of all tat, its beautiful..everything is wet and green..the sea is even more enjoy your cup of hot tea or coffee more than ever..its almost the most romantic season..everything seems fresh and washed..cleansed of all negativity..aahhhhhh…I reallllyyy miss rains..

One of my favorite smells is the smell of wet earth..the way mitti smells when it rains for the first time..saundhi mitti ki khushboo..and today I read in the same edition I talked about above that they are making a perfume of the same fragrance..which is to be made by steam distillation of baked earth on sandalwood..X(X(X( I hate them for that..some things are natural..let them can you trap one of the most gladdening aromas in a bottle X(X( if anyways it would be the same..its not the smell alone which people love..its the ambience of rain that comes along with much for trying..

Monday, June 04, 2007

out of town..:(:(

out of no postings for a few days:(:(:(:(:(:(
miss u internet and blogger nd mail nd chat...

Friday, June 01, 2007

life is short

someone i knew died today..made me realise life is precious..treasure it..
do everythng u want to in life..dnt postpone ur wishes...
be as happy as u can is made for u to be happy..
never forget ur family..theyr most imp..theyr above everythng..includin work...
dnt be angry wid ppl for too long..