4 years in the blogosphere!

June 22, 2010 § Leave a comment

yes, yes, yesterday i completed 4 years!!!! 😀 😀 😀

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A new beginning

May 28, 2010 § Leave a comment

And this transition, metamorphose  is not self-made. There are many to whom I am thankful to- My parents, grand parents, my sister, friends(especially those who are patient enough to listen to me and point out things) and blogging friends. There are some people who are more than a friend.

And when I think back, a few people who are here(in the blogging world), who have inspired me and helped me  are NitaKeshiPaul,  SakhiReemaAartiMahakShaktiGB, IndyeahShivaDIand  Priya,  among others. I want to thank you all. I learnt things through your blogs and the conversations we have had.

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Nothing in particular.

April 29, 2010 § 13 Comments

So my exams are a few days away. Nice. Finally! After that, I do not intend to do anything(academic) for the next 6 months at least ,As my sis would put it “oh! the joy of it”. Me being me I would say, ” Finally! I am free…*laugh loudly* ” and then 5 mins later wonder what I should do, half an hour later get frustrated and 5 hrs later  start dreaming of things far beyond me. (Lame?)

I have a huge bucket list and of course inevitably a want list. For all my philosophical accents and poetic penchant, I love spending money and buying expensive stuff(though preferably not with my pocket-money). Well  I sound more and more like a cost center( be happy that I don’t like Tax and auditing much, or you might be yawning by now),but I also have a few ideas which I want to build upon, which may create more inflows than outflows. And hopefully my latent talents haven’t depreciated due to excessive taxing  and repeated auditing thanks to the various laws and standards 😛

Now, surely the last sentence shows that I am studying-like never before. Brain drain, I call it. All those free cells, which were waiting to be filled with wonderous stuff are now filled with desiccated provisions and stupendous standards. I am planning to take time out and forget all those stuff. It won’t make any difference anyway.

My phone bills have hit new highs. I talked for something around 1500 Rs on the mobile and 700 Rs on the landline 😛 (that’s what happens when you choose the wrong plans). I am obsessed with talking, clearly. But you can’t really blame me. All this studying gets on my nerves. But then when in Chennai do what the padips(nerds) do.

Twitter is addictive. This proves that I am in love with it! I am tempted to post a few tweets here, but I shall refrain, because inevitably most of you follow me there anyway 🙂 There are a couple of new blogging tools which I have added to my poetry blog, they deserve posts on their own and I shall try to do justice to them.

I wanted to write about the whole Tharoor-Modi thing, but then didn’t because I was studying. Actually studying is the perfect reason to give for anything and everything. And when I get bored, I tweet/read tweets and follow links to new places. I should to take the effort to compile all that I read and post it here. maybe I should join Stumbleupon or something?

boooooorrrrrreeeeedddd!! on Twitpic

When I get bored, I draw in my mobile. Advantage of having a touch 😛 Height of joblessness? Maybe.

Guess, I should get back to studying now. I told my sister to write a couple of reviews, but she is busy being lazy. This blog needs a few reviews to get the daily hits back on the right side of 100. But then, it has gone through this before and been in worse situations, so it doesn’t mind it.

Oh! and I need 3 more for 250 followers on twitter, so 😉

P.S:- No P.S this time 😛

Devil’s eyes?(k actually the title should be whatever. Whatever read on)

March 4, 2010 § 14 Comments

From singapore

-Whatever. I wanted to post something. I have a tag pending. I want to do it, but well guess am not in the mood/my cold is irritating me.

-Ha but the title, now why is that we always associate scary eyes with the devil? I like people with cat eyes and such.

-Follow me twitter.

-Going to Trichy tomorrow, be back on Saturday.

-I am studying more, these days.

-A gentle reminder, this is my poetry blog.

– Wait there is something behind you, what is that?

-Hockey has just be replaced my “Breaking News” as the national sport.

-The IPL becomes the film with the biggest budget till date.

-Haven’t played my violin in a long time.

-My English has started to depreciate.

– So this fellow thinks he is thondiraja. Sorry dude. That’s me. Even though I am not fat.

-Why are people so short?

-Why can’t people drive properly?

-You find this way easier to read and comment right?

-There are more women/girls who read and comment in blog, then men. Fact or fiction?

-I want to act in a movie.

-The ultimate solution to India-Pak problems- have a tweet up.

– Bye.

-Good night.

-Sleep dreams.

-Oh! wait, you are reading this in your office?

-Tell your boss, you googled a Client’s name and the above photo popped up as a result.

-If he doesn’t believe it, send him an African Lottery scam mail.

-Oh! btw I love this song. What does it mean? Deepika looks good in the movie, should watch it.

-bye.

P.S:- No no this is not Vimmuuu or his cousin.

confused? crazy? :|

January 10, 2010 § 5 Comments

Well I  seem to be getting confused about a lot of things of late. One moment of inspiration seems to have caused new twists and turns inside my head and am trying to sort them out.

There is nothing fun about this. Usually when I get confused, I look for sense, by defining myself in new “ways”(and discover something new about myself). But some how this time, I seem to be looking for a discovery, which means, for sure, that I am over looking something(discoveries are always accidental, I guess).

I wrote about four drafts, but felt they weren’t worth publishing(still trying to figure out why), but at least they are there, saved as drafts, four among scores. I guess sometimes it is better to be candid, but then when you are confused about what you want to be candid about, then you are seriously confused(like this sentence?).

And all this confusion is driving me crazy. Messaging random people on friends’ mobile(using their mobiles 😛 ), inventing new words(and found out that people are stupid enough to buy it :P), well at least a word- folligo(what does it mean?), arguing about anything and everything, telling everyone I need a girl friend/ I am in love with someone(go figure :P), hating everything and then thinking about it and deciding I don’t hate it after all etc.

Well I can tell you all one thing- be careful of this bug. It will make you feel horrendously low at one moment and the next  moment, you will be on top of the world. It’s fun for a while, but this too irritating(more for my friends than me I guess 😛 ). Well I am thankful that people around me can handle this madness, they surely deserve an ode(did I tell you, I had the sudden whim, to write a new play and claim it is a rare work of Shakespeare? ).

But odes can wait, till my sanity is analysed by my saner side and it decides to confront this new bug with hard-hitting questions and definitive answers(my saner side is still on a holiday, I guess). But one thing is for sure, I am not an odd one out, many seem to be affected by it, maybe they can control the bug and let it have its say whenever they see it fit, but since usually the mean(the mathematical thing) escapes me and the extremes haunt me, I need to decide about this bug, i.e. if I should keep it or kill it .

And when have you seen me write posts like this? This sums it up, I guess. Or maybe it is just the effect of reading Rushdie. Ha well. Anyway, before you run away, thanks to the bug, since I am too lazy to choose photos(783 in all, so 😛 ) , here is how I welcomed new year 😛

Just bare with the inital parts, the end is good, I guess 😛

P.S:- WP spell check, has underlined “four” and suggests “for” is what I must have been thinking about, er…did I miss spell 4? “|

P.P.S:- And I thought it was only me-until I understood what those colourful updates on fb were 😐 Madness.

What can we do? (or) what we can do?

October 30, 2009 § 21 Comments

I feel quirky and verbose enough to write something. Of course I am never the one to face a dearth of words, but posting does take some effort- like making your head think about one thing. If only it was like those good old days, where I wrote a post or two a day. Maybe there is a relationship between posting and the number of comments, but one fact which I should mention is that bloggers now days have become Scrooges- we care too much for our authority and don’t seem to be giving pingbacks any more!

The good old ping seems to be rare, soon we will have a ping market, where we all can trade and we will have terrorists making poor kids give links to their websites to recruit more people(just the thought of it!). I say this with the full interest of bloggers and blogging in my mind- what with the advent of celebrity bloggers and comment box chats, traditional bloggers like me soon will need subsidy to survive. Hope I will be able to keep my 0.0001%(stat from Alexa) share of visitors to the web.

So before I start running, you are expected to stretch your hands- first  raise it up, then side ways, again up and then down(and scroll down). Keep repeating this(yes you can walk when you talk, now you can exercise while you read). So do I see you all doing it-good.

Do this and you can stop your self from being a victim of excessive social networking(gone are the days when bloggers were bloggers, now most of us are caught up in Facebook, twitter(albeit being Christened as “micro blogging” ). Reading blogs might be the only break you take.

Bare not offence either- See, I am only advising you. So don’t tweet “He thinks he is too great, @visheshunni bloggers are not fools!! ” or  something like that. It is quite pitiable that we fail to take offence to things which we should. Or blame it on the ever-changing world-One second it is a fire, the next second a politician and the third an actor, fourth inevitably will an ad.

We read things in the Newspaper and forget it. We vociferously argue and a few seconds later wonder what we were talking about – the days of a modern man are filled, inevitably with hours and hours of being busy. We are convinced that unless we can hang a board from your collars with Busy etched on it, we are incomplete.

Blunt things happen, you forget what you did- can you recall what you wore yesterday? We expect ourselves to do certain things and others add to it. End of the day when your head hits you pillow, your head starts bubbling and you realize how fraught all this is. Personally I hate it when the world looks like a grave yard and haunted with busy quietness. It just does not work. Insanity is needed.

We crack stupid jokes, we have fights over petty things, yet all that energy in you needs to go somewhere. Blogging is a good thing, it helps get away from your usual self. You realize your life has a lot of potential- I like reading good person blogs, it is tough be conceited and funny.

Letting go is really important I guess. After all Atlas might be holding the world, but then he can’t do anything about what the creatures in it do. We can nod our heads at whatever happens but the larger picture is going to take it’s time to change. So should we then be good human beings, as in mind out business and be busy?

To appreciate things, we need to look at them. And you know what maybe it is our business to look at those small things. They might help us understand global warming better, they might help us understand the mentality of neighbours better and yes maybe even understand ourselves better too.

It is fine, to call others mad, crazy and what not, but it takes a lot of guts and a bit of candour to see that they might be right and we might be wrong. No I don’t mean concede your point, just try to see how the other person reasons, who knows you might see the flaw in your argument as well.

I do wonder if we as a world can ever have consensus ad idem. This is not just a question of the good and the bad, but a question of what defines us. The heterogeny is of course too great, but somewhere, in there, we are all humans and most certainly Earthlings. We can wage wars and have raging peace talks, but if we do look at the larger picture more closely( should not be mistaken for looking at smaller things, surely) we will find that beyond all that we can still live in peace.

If  life was a football game, then we surely have a referee to blame. And a referee is needed only when we don’t trust ourselves any more. Of course blood is thicker than water, but surely humanity is bigger than the people alive at one point of time?

Or is it that which divides us? Why should we continue the battles our fore fathers fought? Maybe in this age and time, we should try to appreciate humanism more – instead it is disheartening to find in the name of religion and politics, people hating each other.

There will be enough love in this world, if we can one person, who can show embrace humanity and not a group of people or country. But unfortunately all of us come from varied backgrounds. Whether nature has made us differently or not ( like having our eyes where our spleen is) nurture surely does. But then we all are the special one, do we realize that?

To you and me, poverty maybe a movie or a music video. To someone else the things which we face are non-issues. Every issue is important for after all good health does include happy spirits. There are many initiatives in this world, but more than movements and initiatives, it is our ability to rise above remorse and have the voice to say, “he can be such, but I am better”.

No this is not about showing your other cheek, but rather catching the other person’s hand and showing his reality. We all live in our own little heavens, but do we realize that what we are doing can make the world a hell for others?

We need to let go, of our ego. We need to be willing to stand our ground-look at the world and realize where we are and then see if we are in the right place.  This is a need and not a want.

We need to take offence, when someone tries to disintegrate us. And yes there is something called putting things the right way, today we might have shrunk it down to four letters(more or less) but not everyone can understand what happened to warrant that one word comment. And the right way is not merely fire for fire, but trying to see what caused the fire.

We cannot recall what we did yesterday, but we can of course recall how we were hurt. If you think you should do something to someone who has offended you, do this- stop talking to that person.

Don’t shout, don’t act, just stop talking. That too is an action. Be quiet. Watch the other person. True silence is a weapon. For it removes the enemy or opposition.

The toughest person to face is yourself. When you come across a blank wall, you try to retrace your route, let them try it. I know what I say, is not possible, for I concede , I too might be wrong. I don’t see any harm, for after all I am not hurting anyone(or at least trying not to). Yes I too get furious and angry, every does, but it is just a reaction, we need to respond.

So hope this has given you enough exercise. Pardon me if you have exerted yourself too much. But if you aren’t too tired, do burn some more energy and let me know, what you think.

I might sound rather romantic and Utopian, but every sunrise does mesmerize and makes your day. If I have managed to make even one person happy/appreciate/given belief to then I have got what I want.

Individualism is mistaken- it is not doing those things which will benefit us in the short run alone, it doing those things that will help us become better in the long run. And what is going to do us good, is a good world.

THE GREAT SUPER HEROES CHALLENGE!! :D

October 8, 2009 § 33 Comments

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls! Bloggers and non-bloggers, Facebookers(?) and tweeples , yes it’s finally here – THE GREAT SUPER HEROES CONTEST!!

What’s the deal?

You are to create your super hero with super powers, super vehicles etc etc (and yes a super story! 😛 ) and post it in your blog or FB(as notes) and leave us the link. WE will then have a voting to decide which hero wins 😉

Sounds easy right?

Rules and Conditions:-

1) Be nice to Earthlings.

2) No plagiarizing(we will be doing some searches before the voting) , so if you are borrowing ideas/heros do give the credit or even better nominate that person!

3) You can do cartoons/video posts/animation/ picture posts/comic strip/ whatever you can think of 🙂

4) Old posts will be accepted(*ha there I can see a few already digging..what written in 1956? Whats that companies act? Super powers ? 😛 )

5) Try to maintain an audience rating of A I mean U 😛

6) Yes we are Indians and yes rules are meant to be broken, but it ain’t fun when it is going to hurt you! So do try to be sensible 😛

7)  Rules/ conditions would be added as and when we feel there is a need to add one.

Time Line(speculative) :-

Entries will be accepted from now(the moment this post is posted) to 21:00 IST 15/11/09

After which , we judges will contemplate , categorize and do the other things needed to make voting easy for you guys.

Voting will be from 22/11/09 to 20/12/09(plenty of time).

Results will be announced on Christmas Day 😀

Prizes:-

Depends on the no. of participants. More the people, bigger the prize(prizes) 😀

The judges:)

Hitchy and Crafty have decided to help me on this one, Thanks a million guys! And yes this one is in association with Indiameme.com , Be ahead with the latest Headlines! 😀

So what you waiting for? Have fun saving the day people!

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A couple of awards and a tag

August 9, 2009 § 28 Comments

*Let me do the tag first 😛 *

Sahefa tagged me ..ya ya its again one of those question answer things 😛 Anyway lets see if I can make it fun 😛

– What is your guilty pleasure Disney movie?
Wall-E 😛

– What’s the longest you’ve gone without taking a bath?
maybe 25 hrs or something..I can’t be without taking a bath and well if i can’t stand  it I guess others can’t too..and ya in Chennai you sweat..You can actually find our sweat running all over the place..thats why the koovam never runs dry 😛

– If anyone u know (name the person pls) could be your slave for a day, who would it be and what would they have to do?
Oh no , no …what sort of question is that? Aren’t we living in a civilized world? Slaves? Where are your senses Mr/Ms. tag creator?? Its crass , crude to think anybody can be a slave…of course I can’t blame you , maybe you work in an MNC or a call center?

– What is your best physical attribute? and why ?

How you doing? 😛

– Do you have a secret talent and what is it?
Ya well I can tame elephants and make them turn into ants..can make corns pop..can sleep in class…can sing like a horse..Can look like Posh ..can make people go oh! gosh…and can give current a shock!

– What is one thing are you afraid of?

Fear? Me? Hmm..nothing really , oh! come on how many times should I say this – dogs!


– If you had to spend eternity with one person, who would it be?

Hmm…nope not yet found that girl… 😛 Hmm..but ya I can spend an eternity with myself , till I find that girl(?) 😛

– If you had to listen to only three songs for the rest of your life, what would they be?

Song of life

Song of love

Song of the universe 🙂

– What did you look like in 5th grade? Describe or upload a pic..

Well don’t have my 5th grade photo on the comp..but well you can see my 1st , 2nd etc on FB 😛 Well I looked human I think….I maybe wrong.. 😛

– If someone made a movie about your life, who would you want to play ‘you’?

Of course , as long as others agree to play “them” 😛
– Who is most beautiful person you know (inside and out).
Ha all the aliens out there 🙂
– If you could date anyone in the world, who would it be?

Shhhhhhhh……I am not telling anyone over here..Dirty gossip mongers all you humans are 😉

– What is the most annoying habit that a friend/boyfried/girlfriend/spouse has ever had?

Hmm…trying to push me off the himalayas? No no thats it , she tried to drown me …hmm…ya I remember..wait I forgot.. 😛 Oh ya Emotional Atyachar( I think I got the meaning correct atyachar is a mess or something right?)

– What is the meanest thing that you have done till date? (time to come clean buddy)

Mean , I am a vegetarian! (K well in Tamil mean means fish :P)

– What is that one question u wish i had asked u.. u can answer it too 😉
Hmm…who are you?

AAAAAAAWwwwwww………..but you are , *faints*
– What would have been that one question that you dread ?

“Why do you write long poems? “

Yup I hate that…one of the reasons for moving my poems out of here.

Oh and all those who get the awards below are tagged(your wish really) but if you don’t do the tag , You are expected to write a post on the Evolution of Stupidity among humans…

now for the awards….

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Thanks Anamika 😀 😀 😀

And the awards go to :-

1)Indyeah– no guessing why 😛 your posts surely bring out the best in us and teach us soo many things 😉 (others – for more refer to annexure 58C 😛 )

2)Swaram– And no one says her posts are long 😛  Keep the song going 😉

3) Destination Infinity A blog where you will find a variety of articles…entertaining and makes you think 🙂

4)Nita – Her views are very similar to mine(and at times I have understood my stance better thanks to her). I love her well researched posts , always informative..and of course the comment section is another world by itself 🙂

5)Smita – for her wonderful book reviews and ya I guess we all enjoy the shopaholic in her as well 🙂

I think I will stop with 5, after all others need to spread the award as well 😛 Anyway , I wasn’t joking about the tag part so either do the tag or well write something on the evolution of Stupidity among humans 😛

tagged!

August 4, 2009 § 18 Comments

Its been a while isn’t it 😉 But now that it is started , am sure lots more will turn up 😛 Anyway this one is from fruity 😛 Its the ABC tag..

The rules*:-

  • Link the person who tagged you.
  • Post the rules on your blog.
  • Share the ABCs of you.
  • Tag 3 people at the end of your post by linking to their blogs.
  • Let the 3 tagged people know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their website.
  • Do not tag the same person repeatedly but try to tag different people, so that there is a big network of bloggers doing this tag!

*Rules are meant to be broken 😛

Anyway here we go:-

A – Available/Single?  Oh! Available and single 😛 Why you going to set me on a date ?

B – Best friend? The Friend closest to me at a given point of time 😛

C – Cake or Pie? Both…Where? Where? Me hungry..and where is the ice cream?

D – Drink of choice? Anything non-citrus , non-aerated and preferably natural 😀

E – Essential item you use every day? Brains?

F – Favourite colour? Well me feels pink looks on girls…as for me personally I like all the colours , red and ya even white are kinda cool 😀

G – Gummy Bears Or Worms? Oh! its been a long time since I had either of those stuff…anyway mailing me some?

H – Hometown? Chennai!!

I – Indulgence? Too many to name…ha but one short right now…:P

J – January or February? Jan because its got more holidays 😉

K – Kids & their names? Hmm..which kids?

L – Life is incomplete without? Writing , reading , poetry …of course I do miss something 😛

M – Marriage date? No clue if I was married in my Last life 😛 (If I was me back then :D)

N – Number of siblings? One

O – Oranges or Apples? Apples , I am allergic to orange

P – Phobias/Fears? Dog!

Q – Quote for today? The light shines the brightest 😉

R – Reason to smile? 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 Ain’t I smileananda?

S – Season? Welcome to Chennai – which would you prefer hot , hotter or hottest?

T – Tag 3 People? You never told me we were playing tag ..wait I have put on some weight , let me move a bit 😛

U – Unknown fact about me? Unknown to whom?

V – Vegetable you don’t like? Depends on my mood 😛

W – Worst habit? Over acting, talkative or can be withdrawn(ya it keeps fluctuating) ,emotional , dreamy(these are good things!!) etc etc

X – X-rays you’ve had? Only one till now – for my teeth/jaw(no clue what the doc took :P)

Y – Your favourite food? Anything Veg , edible and tastes good 🙂

Z – Zodiac sign? Cancer – I am a moonchild (Ya ya its me up there , eating all the cheese , not some granny or rabbit or whatever )  😀 😀 😀

I tag Vimmuuuu( For all the MS and Us you better do this one 😛 ), Badz and and …. OG

P.S:- By popular demand , Thondiraja will be back 😉

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A comment

April 10, 2009 § 6 Comments

I have been off politics and anything to do with it for a while .Simple because I can afford a shoe right now and maybe afford to even throw it (things look like a luxury only till you can’t afford them) .But still there are a few posts which draw you to read on(very very few bloggers have that ability) and so this post.  The reason for me not eating anything political is because I have had  too much of masala –  by nature my teeth are sweet(no they are not made of candy or gold :P){and get it I am making fun of things [people now days!]} so just don’t want to trouble my senses.

As I mentioned there are a few who just draw you into reading and this particular post is a very good read especially for a fellow who loves history ( how much do I love it? Enough to ask doubts in a history class) .

Here is the post – Pseudo Secularism and Congress. And this was my comment to it:-

I do not know. Simple right? But what you and me say doesn’t matter…you see kids are thought to say all Indians are my brothers and sisters…then where does it go wrong? It doesn’t matter who are the people we keep pointing fingers at ,for they will keep coming . By doing that we are not identifying Mr.Satan himself but only lending a face to him and once we burn/he burns us at a stake,we just go back to where ever for a while, nodding our heads as if its all done . I have repeated it over and over , the biggest mistake in this country is that the people with quality have now been discriminated and the country handed over to people ___________ .

And the old bus thing too . You and me write just to appease ourselves . No more and no less. Why don’t people like you or me take to being the Hero? is that we can’t ? No, we know the way people behave. I was sent out of class today ,when I hadn’t done anything wrong .The fellow in question was just yappin yappin without give us time to think , I stopped tried to think and then when I missed what he was saying looked into my neighbour’s book and he sent us out. But thats the gist of what is happening , if you try to think , they send you out.We have to learn and go on…for it is about us and not them…

Of course to a few , my comment may seem from another world and not  looking at the reality . All I can say is , I haven’t seen that reality and so I cannot talk about that . The place where I live is relatively peaceful for the people here have better things to do ( Or at least I hope so) . To actually think of people killing each other in the name of religion , I can’t . But I have seen instances where it is the audacity of a few people which leads to some tension building up . One thing I hope I always would remember would be that

arrogant are those who are ignorant
Tenacious are those who are diligent .

Anyway I don’t think I will be posting about politics as such , even though it seems to be everywhere. I personally think that there isn’t much use talking too much, we need to get into doing . Someone ,pointed out to me that changes are always happening . True. While we cannot change things but are mere catalysts , we need to remember to play our part properly . By looking at each other , no one is going to take the onus .

The “bus thing” which I mentioned above is this :-

The country is a bus and a person whom we all feel is not a good driver is driving . We have two options one to get out of the bus or take over the wheels . So in a way I have decided to get out of the bus for a while , so I am going to shut up and not talk about it . Without full information we cannot judge what is happening . We are but seeing those things which a few people want us to see and hear what a few people want us to hear . We need to dig deep and try to evaluate after we know enough .

To sum it up , religion was started for something and now is being used for something else . Personally I take God to be a metaphor(read this poem – a metaphor called God and this one too – God ) so I cannot understand why people should fight so much . We are on Earth to live and not survive .Using that thing up there , we have created a world for ourselves ,why instead of enjoying do we bicker and try to make it all worse for each other?

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