I for Inspire!

March 9, 2010 § 8 Comments

So this is a sort of tag. Thomas came up with it and did it on FB as a note. And here is my attempt at it.

You are supposed to write down people who inspire you. It’s fun and yes you do realize a few things in between all that ๐Ÿ™‚

Shelley andย Ayn Rand.

Well guess they are sort of opposites. Yet they do meet somewhere, maybe it is at freedom of expression and well in inspiring me ๐Ÿ˜› I came across Shelley in my 10th textbook and his Ode to the West Wind inspired me to start writing poetry. I came across Rand in 12th, when my school librarian recommended her to me. She started a new revolution within, helping me form a stronger base about myself.

Enid Blyton andย Agatha Christy

I wasn’t much of a bookie, till about 4th or 5th. Like many in my gen. I was more of a cartoon and T.V. fan. But my momย somehow managed to make me start reading. While I did read a lot of different authors like Perry Mason, Hardy Boys etc, these two stood out. Fatty is one of all timeย favouritesย and am still try to learn a bit of ventriloquism. Of course the various Canines in her books might party be responsible for me not hating dogs even though I fear them. In fact I respect them ๐Ÿ˜›

While I was never a fan of Miss Marple but Poirot! I think I have finished them all. Guess the epitome of her writing was The Murder in The Orient Express. “Sex sells” but then she never wrote anything “sexy” and yet is one of the world’s most read authors.

Vikram Seth and Amitav Ghosh.

While I am tempted to add Rushdie to the list, I stopped with these two. Probably because their style and way of writing opened my eyes to a whole new world and specially a whole new way to write.

Seth’s Equal Music drew me. It also showed me a whole new world- Western Classical Music. It also opened me to a new way in which to pen emotions. His Suitable Boy, again is a classic. When I completed the book, I knew somewhere within, that I had finally learnt how to draw a complete picture.

Ghosh again is an inspiration. I can still see the way in which he introduces the heroine(think Pia was her name). I have read about 4-5 of his books and love them all. His narrative never tends to be boring and his work always seems to combine emotions, imagery and action all at the same time.

Khalil Gibran and Paulo Coelho.

Coelho thought me to believe in myself. Gibran reaffirmed the belief and sort of kindled something within.

Jonny Depp, Will Smith, Amir Khan and Kamal Hassan

One thing which will come to your mind, when you see the above list is the sheer variety of roles the above take up. Who would have thought Willy Wonka is Captain Jack Sparrow. Will Smith is a solid actor. Guess his best performance was in Pursuit of Happyness. Amir again is someone who fills the screen and brings the character to life. Kamal, well there are many memorable movies, again it’s his acting.

Heath Ledger.

Yes he gets a special mention. I have a couple of his movies. But the Joker. OMG! I was left in awe and for about a week I tried pretending to the Joker.

Tchaikovsky and Beethoven

There are many a poems which have been written under their influence. Whenever I lack the inspiration and feel downcast, I turn to these two. No words to describe them. Their music takes you along and you sway and feel the pulse and everything feels so so different.

MS Subbulakshmi

The dedication and the devotion. Music is about throwing your soul into it. She did it.

Theirry Henry, Leo Messi, C Ronaldo, Ryan Giggs and Zizou.

There are many many great players out there. And this might, really not be final list. But I like for various reasons. Henry, myย favouriteย player. His dribbling, finishing and well the overall way he plays ๐Ÿ™‚ ย Messi my second favourite. Young, fast and awesome. Timid and doesย unbelievableย stuff. His pass to Inestia , his header in the finals. I almost sprained a leg.

Giggs, must a surprise to many who know me. But I admire him. He has been playing at the top-level since times before I was born!! ย Zidane, well every knows him and I love his poise. Ronaldo, well I cannot lie. Come on, everyone tries to do step over like him. Ya I call him a ballerino, but hey! I want to try my hand at dancing too! ๐Ÿ˜›

Nadal and Justine Henin Hardenne

Nadal is pure power. He is like a bull. I only wish I could keep running like him. Henin well, she is grace, elegance and class. Some how I have never been a fan of Roger, but this lady seems to make for the class bit.

Meryl Streep

Am not much of a movie person, but some how I seem to have seen a few movies of hers. She has this thing about her. Something subtle, something that makes you notice and admire.

Calvin and Naruto

Calvin is a legend. Naruto, well it is the only manga I read. Calvin makes you realize all those small things and reminds me of the time I was a kid. Naruto well, the energy, the belief and the attitude.

-TO BE Continued-

I know, I know abrupt way to end this. But there probably are too many people who inspire me. Truthfully I am someone who looks for inspiration in everything. Probably why if someone is angry/sad, it climbs on me too. I guess I am sort of sensitive to everything around me. That’s a lot of “I”s I guess ๐Ÿ˜› Anyway maybe I should update this list every now and then. As you can see I haven’t mentioned friends/family. There are many who would make it into such a list without second thought, but I have sort of kept it to people whom I haven’t met.

If you want to do this, you can ๐Ÿ™‚

tagged!!!!

March 2, 2010 § 12 Comments

So in full charade of theย optimismย bug, I think it is time to do a tag. Remember tags? You know where in some ‘tags’ you to write about something/answer some questions? The poor thing sure has been buried for a while now, but time to pull it back up ๐Ÿ™‚

So this one is from Aarti and is called the 8-tag ๐Ÿ™‚

8 TV shows I like to watch:

Premier league ๐Ÿ™‚

Bundesliga

Champions league

Football(including La Liga,which Unfortunately they aren’t showing now and of course excludes whatever I have mentioned above)

FRIENDS

Tennis, F1 etc etc..I love watching sports..

NEWS

I don’t watch much tele ๐Ÿ˜›

8 favourite places to eat (and drink)

home

Anywhere where there is ice cream(whole loads of them)

Kebab factory

Cream center

Little Italy

Gangothri/Ajnabee/shree Mithai/good chaat places..

The place needs to be clean..I have this habit of trying to peek into the kitchen before I order..

Home.

8 things I look forward to

Growing a loooong beard.

Finishing my CA inter.

Secret

Secret

Secret

No clue

No clue

Eating and sleeping.

8 things that happened yesterday

Tusnami waves reached Japan(so I heard).

Was jobless enough to bug her in formspring ๐Ÿ˜›

Got an haircut.

Saw bones for the first time, guess I liked it.

Studied company law.

Jobless discussion on NDTV about Hussain.

Just see wiki, if you really care what happened yesterday ๐Ÿ˜›

The sun grew a Earth day older ๐Ÿ˜›

8 things I love about winter

What

is

winter?

Chennai

is

always

damn

hooooooot!!

8 things on my wishlist

Oh! so some can buy it for me? Anyway

-A DSLR

-Want to Go places.

-secret

-can’t disclose.

-A car for sure

-secret

-secret

-etc.

8 things I am passionate about

-writing

-blogging

-twitter

-driving

-music

-football

-etc.

-too many things, so another etc.

8 words or phrases I use often

-dude

-damn

-the fact is

-Hello

-boring/am bored.

-I have no clue.

-can’t disclose

-can’t disclose.

8 things I learnt from the past

-Wasting time is fun.

-wasting time is easy.

-people will be people.

-there is no reason why you can’t smile through problems.

-your happiness is in your hands.

-there are too many idiots in this world.

-people are jobless.

-People are too confused.

8 places I would love to go visit or see

-North madras- haven’t seen much of that side of the city.

-Can I have a time machine?

-Swiss..for the chocolates/cheese and diamond studded watches…

-Length and breadth of India.

-South pole(actually want to move there).

-inside your head.

-hmm…

-etc.

8 things I currently need or want

-I am quite happy at the moment, so don’t get me started.

-anyway, maybe a fun project?

-A party..

-A ferrari..

-new speakers and headphones for the comp..

-extra time.

-etc.

And now I have to Tag 8 ppl…hmm…well guess anyone can take it up..

Kollu and awards :D :D :D

September 28, 2009 § 27 Comments

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Yes! So finally I think I have broken the Sunday curse ๐Ÿ˜€ And ya today is supposed to auspicious etc etc , so lets hope the blogging Gods(servers?) are on my side ๐Ÿ˜€

As Iย promised, first the pictures of the pots my mom and sis made( I did painted a couple as well ๐Ÿ˜› ) .

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So why ย these? They are gifts for people who came for “Kollu”.

It is a practise here for girls/women to arrange dolls during the 9 nights(and it is the practise of boys/men to eat all the sundal/puttu/whatever given).

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But yes, while it is supposed to be for girls alone, boys/men help as well(like getting the dolls down from the loft etc ๐Ÿ˜› );

When I was younger, I used to make an elaborate display of all my hot wheels and other toys. Now of course I do not have the time or the patience to participate( in fact this time, I looked through the kollu only when I took the photos {advantages of blogging, note} ). Ha well , at least I ate sundal ๐Ÿ˜€

Anyway, I think I will stop with the photos about kollu , its origin and sundries, well if you are curious, search the blogs, you will be able to what you are looking for ๐Ÿ™‚

Vijayadhasami is supposed to be a day, when it is good for new beginnings. Like how everyday is not a Sunday, everyday is not supposed to be good enough, fine enough I guess ๐Ÿ˜› So let me pass on a few awards(which Iย receivedย during my Sunday blogger days ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

Avada and Kanagu passed on the Humane blogger award.Kanagu also passed on the Addicting blog award. Also DI passed on the Coolest blogger award ๐Ÿ™‚

Avada and Swaram, also passed on the I love your blog award ย ๐Ÿ˜‰ Swaram also awarded me a golden pen and the friends award ๐Ÿ˜€

Now that is a lot of award ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ I would like to pass these awards to all my blogging friends(if you think I am your friend, then I am your friend ๐Ÿ™‚ ) . Its been great knowing you all ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ We bloggers are special ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

And Avada also gave me this ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

Thanks a million you all ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ And special thanks to Avada.. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

SO with this I hope I have beaten the Sunday blogger curse. I had time yesterday as well, but stopped myself from posting to break the jinx(talk about beingย superstitiousย ๐Ÿ˜› ). Now I hope to post again before this week end( am not going to say what I am going to post, every time I do that, I seem to curse that very topic/idea ๐Ÿ˜› ) .

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What do you think he is thinking?

September 21, 2008 § 16 Comments

From root

Well i caught this guy’s photo a long time back.He is still living,in some shelf,long forgotten,by all of us.He was in prime of his youth,back then.So what do you think,this guy is thinking? And well,i will search him out and have a conversation with him soon and will show him,how popular he is.Also try and give him a nice name.Happy guessing folks!Oh ya,i will give you guys a lead,he was along with these buddies of his,hangout,after a heavy meal. ๐Ÿ˜€ย 

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our will is what we will

February 24, 2008 § 4 Comments

for a human with a roar,
it is not about tomorrow,
it is about getting what you want in the row.
life will throw-
insults and make you want to go,
away from everything and not want more,
but it is left to us not to feel sore,
for it is left to us to open or close the door.

our will is what will,
it is from the strength within ,
we can still,
be alive with a shrill-
tuned and playable
and not being gullible,
hard and tenacious
ready to beat the world-vivacious
ready to beat the fanatics,
and over coming the lunatics
called stubborn earthlings.

our mind is our own-
no one or throne
or rules sown,
can make us moan,
when we become known
to the fact that there is a unknown.

our roar
is what will bear
weight to distant shores,
if you want more,
then think of the present hue,
the future will be filled with what is due,
the past will lose its cue,
to disturb you.

our roar,
we need to throw,
for it will survive-raw
and be taken far,
nothing can mar,
the scar by us
on this universe.

truth and lies

February 23, 2008 § 3 Comments

from nowhere came lives

and from no where come lies.

the truth is hardly to be spoken

lies are the best presentable token.

life has turned into full of gambits-

you cannot survive without wits.

truth and lies are knit,

so that they perfectly fit.

if you want to be,

the very best,

and have cash in the bank’s chest,

and push away from the rest,

then lies are the best.

if you want to be

the trusted friend-best,

then learn to guard people like chest,

and don’t push way calling them rest.

truth is the best.

truth has no form,

so people might think it is wrong.

we belong to a throng,

yet have to sing our own song-

for life isn’t too long,

and sometimes its just prong.

but till our swan song,

we need to believe truth will live along.

or life’s worth will be gone.

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