Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Farewell 2008!!

Farewells and goodbyes to someone/something is one of the most difficult part in life especially when that someone/something is so dear to us and we may never meet them again, right?

Here is another eventful year passing by. 2008.... I cannot say it was a wonderful year for me. But, at the same time it wasn't boring. It was just a typical reflection of life. A lot of bad, a lot more good; a lot of sorrows, a lot more fun; a lot of colleagues, a lot more friends; a lot of games, a lot more work; a lot of isolation, a lot more parties.

2008 is another special year for me. I got in touch with you great people. Started a new blog, got some visitors and they still keep in touch. Certainly, you were the ones that inspired me to continue blogging. A big thanks to you all out there...


So, it is on 2008 that I started receiving readers and feedback. I would like to say a few words about my blogger buddies. Going in alphabetical order:

An alien earthling - Here's one guy, who had made his blog his response to the injustice in this world. Lot of awful things happening in this world was mentioned by him, some of which were really shocking. Yes, reality is always shocking.


Anwesa - The girl whose phrase always inspired me to write more. She is the only one who said 'First rate entertainer in blogger'. Don't know whether it's right. But who cares?. Anyway, a talented girl, now expanding her talent in poems, stories and all.

Divkiran - Divkiran is one of my favourite leg pulling target. She used to mention "you pulling my leg" a lot of times. I guess, she's still around here, though not as frequent as before.

Hemanth - I call him HP. A nice buddy who never argues, I guess. Always trying hard to patch up things. He gets sad if someone stares at him and he gets glad when someone winks at him and his blog is like an open book of himself, expressing his feelings, some his dreams though :)

joiedevivre - Another early reader of my blog. No need to say much about her. She started with poems about 10 to 20 lines and now reached where she writes poems that are about 2 to 5 lines. But, still expressing the meaning in very few lines. One of the very first poets that I have noticed in here.

Keshi - The very first word that comes into my mind when I think about her is sensitive. I still remember the heated arguments with her :). It is not a secret that we both disagree frequently and when we do, the neighbours need to shut their ears:). Now recently she was thinking about quitting blog and I am happy she is back. Once in a while, I need someone to argue and she has such a talent in writing. Whether it's a social cause or a personal matter, whether it's fun or serious, she has the ability to express it in words in a beautiful way.

lukkydivz - It seems like she has almost left the blogging world. May be she'll change her mind 'coz we all are certainly going to miss another poet cum story writer cum this cum that cum....

PJ - The one and only buddy who have never missed to comment on any of my posts so far. We both are keeping a strange bond in this. I too, have never failed to comment on any of her posts so far. I am one of the very first commentator in her blog and she is one of the very first commentator in my blog. I know her from the time when she was Shobna and she know me from the time I posted about Harry potter in my Book Reviews. It is strange that we started out our friendship in an argument about movie stars, though we rarely argued later :).


Prajyot - This is a techie guy coming up with some awesome reviews on various gadgets and other tech stuff. Hats off to this guy for putting such effort in creating such posts. Being a techie myself, I know how its like.. always keeping updated and to share that information is something different.

Raka/Phoenix - She was also one of the bloggers that I was struggling to keep up 'coz of the frequency in blogging. Her blog is also a mixture of a variety of things including personal and other stuff. She had made a good initiative in creating a group blog, but due to some reasons cannot keep up... well I guess everyone knows.

Saranya - Another bumble bee(that's borrowed from her own post), similar to Tara. I've teased her a lot, but she has taken it in the right spirit. Another thing that differentiate her is, I guess, she is the only medico among my blogger buddies. Isn't that special? May be in a few years time, we can get free treatments from her blog... online treatment.

Sameera - Here is another talented poet in blogger. Her poems have a wide variety; each unique and when it comes to expressing sadness she is at her best.

Solitaire - Sol's blog was one among the first blogs that I have commented. I was just browsing through the various blogs and accidentally come into this blog and found it really interesting. It was like a market place where anyone can say anything and the topics were also really interesting. It is here that I have met keshi. No idea what happened to Sol, may be she's busy with her PhD and I hope blogging is in her list of New year resolution, if she has one.

Tara - One of the few gals who never got upset with my comments :). Sounds weird?. But, its true. People post lot of topics in their blogs, some sentimental, some funny, some serious and some confusing. So, certain times I'll comment on posts with a bit of fun and if the mood of the author is not right, he/she might get upset with me. Here is one such girl who have taken it in the right spirit and some of her posts had that nostalgic feelings which will bring a smile and tear at the same time.

Vishesh - This guys seems to have no control in his posts. Just kidding. The way in which he creates poems is just incredible. Some of his poems are a mile long and the time and effort he puts is commendable.


Yamini - One of my latest blog pals. She is like a Concorde plane. I have tried to keep up with her posts, but miserably failed :). She posts everyday and
that too on various topics and that too in poems. I wonder whether I'll be able to write more than 10 poems in my entire life and here she is writing daily.

I haven't mentioned everyone, I have written about a few people whom I can write something or know something. And special mention to Arun, AJ, Ceedy, Cutepooja, Ishqia, Lena, Mirror Image, Nikita, Neeharika, Riya, the armyguy.

And these are just my views about you. That doesn't define you. I guess you know that. I've been careful enough not to include any hurting funny remarks(if any). But, if anything is still there, please forgive me. I know, you might be a entirely different person in real life.

Being said that, now I would like to move on to certain other glances in 2008. I don't want to drag anything on to the next year. I have argued/disagreed with a lot of people out there. It was about their ideas. And the argument ends with the post. I don't take it personal and you might have noticed that I have never put up any such posts in my blog, not that I can't. That doesn't mean everyone should do that. It's your blog and you can post whatever you want.

Yet another thing that I have noticed is the yelling thing. Whenever someone simply disagrees its better to sort out the differences or to understand the argument. Some believes that by yelling and saying swear words, they get dominance in an argument, which is just a pretense. And some just argue for the sake of argument. Disagreeing and arguing is a way of learning new ideas and views from others, if you are ready to learn. But, if you are out there to show off
your knowledge or the 'Know-It-All' attitude, then you learn nothing and you contain yourself in a comfort zone.

It's like the frog in a well, which thinks it's the king of the world since it thinks the well is the world and it is only living thing inside the well. If you meet someone outside the well, you will certainly disagree 'coz what you've understood till that time was wrong. If ever you understand that you are wrong, accept it.

The above mentioned facts are not directed towards anyone specifically, but all in general, including me. So, if you come among it, better change it. 'N if I come among it, I need to change it too.


Another thing that I would like to mention is about the terrorist attacks in Mumbai. When almost all come up with a post on the terrorist attacks, I kept silence. Well, I too wanted to write something, but I wasn't feeling well and now its too late to write about it.


Hemanth's and PJ's audio posts, I guess, needs to be mentioned here. At least I was able to know how they sound, not that it matter, but coming up with new innovations like this is what makes the blogville interesting. Hats off to you both.


A group blog going good and then all of a sudden, shattering into pieces is one of the worst that has happened to blogville this year and of course the farewells of certain dear blog pals too. 'N a few are on the verge of saying good byes

So, here goes my last post for the year 2008.
Bye Bye 2008!! I'm certainly gonna miss you........
If ever one invents a time machine, I'll certainly see you again. Until then Good bye!!!!

Monday, December 29, 2008

Tagged!

PJ tagged me on this tag. So here are the rules.

RULE #1 People who have been tagged must write their answers on their blogs and replace any question that they dislike with a new question formulated by themselves.

RULE #2 Tag 6 people to do this quiz and those who are tagged cannot refuse. These people must state who they were tagged by and cannot tag the person whom they were tagged by. Continue this game by sending it to other people.


1. If your lover betrayed you what would your reaction be?

It's a tough one. I guess, betrayal by any means is almost unforgivable. So, by lover means it is in a more high level. Well, I might let it go, but that will be the end of the relationship.

2. If you could have one dream come true which one would it be?

To have a 1000 billion dollars? I guess that's enough for now.

3. Whose butt would you like to kick?

Anyone, who cheats..

4. What would you do with a billion dollars?

What can't I do with a billion dollars?

5. Will you fall in love with your best friend?

Yup! Why not? After all, love is unconditional and can go anyway. it's something you feel inside, not something that is cultivated purposefully, right?

6. Which is more blessed: loving someone or being loved by someone?

Both has its own value, but if both happens that would be the best.

7. How long would you wait for someone you love?

Not much, I guess. But, I'm not sure until I try it out :)

8. If the person you like is secretly attached, what would you do?

Just let it the way it should be. My likeness doesn't matter there, does it?

9. If you could root for one social cause which one would it be?

corruption

10. What takes you down the fastest?

Anything. It depends on my mood. Sometime nothing can take me down. But sometimes anything can.

11. Change of quest..... What's your main Aim in life?

Just be successful in my life. Live life to its fullest.

12. What's your fear?

A lot of things. Mainly the unpredictablity of future

13. What kind of person(s) do you think the person who tagged you is/are?

A cool, bubbly, frank, outspoken... am not getting any more words LOL just kidding.

14. Would you rather be single and rich or married and poor?

Well, most people answer this evasively. if the question is to choose one, then I'll go with the first.

15. What is the first thing you do when you wake up?

Stop the alarm.

16. If you fall in love with two people simultaneously who would you pick?

The one who loves me.

17. Would you give all in a relationship?

Yes.

18. What's eating you now?

Work and illness.

19. Do you prefer being single or in a relationship?

I've been and am a single till now. So, I don't hate being in a relationship. Yah, why not?

And now I am tagging

Anwesa
Joiedevivre
keshi
Raka
vishesh
Tara
I hope everyone had a rocking Christmas and I don't have anything to say about my own Christmas :).

Sunday, December 28, 2008

What the fuck?

This is a video by Osho. Be careful while listening to it. Lot of fuck terms coming up, but I found it interesting and funny. Just wanted to share with you all. it gets really interesting from the second minute onwards. Make sure no one's around while hearing it and don't forget to use a headphone :)



By the way, I am fed up with too much work now and I am getting very few time off. So, I'm giving rest for my usual experiences posts for now. I'm getting a bit lazy to sit around and type a lot. Hope everyone's doing fine. 
'N don't forget to post you comments on this video..LOL

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Happy Christmas!!!

Wishing you all a Happy Christmas!!!

Can't write more... this time viral fever is the culprit. 
Will post more once I'm well. 

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Principles in Life

What you see in others, you must first see it inside you.
What you expect from others, you must first expect it from yourself.
Life is just a mirror. ..

What do you think? Is it so?
Ever got anything back 'coz you gave it?
Sometimes, principles works only in theory and rarely in real life, isn't it?
If life was as simple as a mirror, then things would have been pretty easy.

PS: Thanks PJ and lukkydivz for the awards. I am planning to design my own award for all. But, rarely get the time. Once done, I'll try to distribute it :).

Sunday, December 7, 2008

My Kiddo pranks part Five - Experiments with animals

As the name suggests, you might have guessed what it's like. So, animal lovers please forgive me. I don't remember which occurred first and which occurred last. So, I am just going according to what comes in my mind. The two animals that were common, or excess in population or in other words, had no family planning, were cats and dogs. Our neighbors had cats. The problem was it soon gave birth to more that what they can control and I guess, they might've stopped feeding it. The poor creatures used to sneak into our kitchen and house and created all sort of problems.

One of my favorite hobbies, as a kid, were to take aim. I mean with stones. Our gang used to test our aim by throwing stones at almost anything and we were pretty good in that. Our main target will be these cats and dogs. To aim a live creature and to hit the target, you need exceptional skill :).

So, on one day when I was at my Uncle's house checking out my turtle, I saw a cat sitting near the gate. The gate was closed and it's tail was inside the gate. Suddenly, an idea came to my mind and I silently went towards it. Cats can sense even the slightest sounds. So, I sneaked behind it without making even the slightest sound and guess what? I caught it by the tail. These poor creatures used to run away when ever they see me. But this time, I got it and that too by its tail. I held on to its tail while it tried desperately to escape. It is a wonder what all tricks these animals know. The cat made a sneezing sound which scared me and loose my grip. So, it escaped.

A similar trick was used by my Uncle's dog. It was a pretty old dog white in color and cute. At that time, I was smaller than the dog. The dog, 'coz of its age, rarely ran, it used to walk slowly here and there. So, once I went near it and rather than doing the usual patting thing, I tried to lift the dog by its stomach. Well, it was bigger than me and I couldn't have lifted it, but I tried again. Suddenly the dog sneezed and I dropped it scared that, it will bit me.

There was one rowdy cock at my uncle's house. It used to attack people, mainly kids. Once, when I was there, it flew towards my face and tried to attack me with its legs and beak. Though, I was surprised by its sudden move, I was able to put my hand in front of my face, thus saving myself from blindness. My uncle saw this and the very next day, it was caught and given to a butcher. Sorry... may its soul rest in peace.

Even I had a dog at that time. My uncle had bought a new dog when the old one died. And on one day, when the two dogs met each other, I guess, they had some ego problems and they started attacking each other. A fierce battle took place. I was watching interestingly as who will win the fight when my uncle came and beat his dog with a big stick and shouted, get inside the house and his dog howled and ran away. I thought that was partiality and I took a stick and beat my dog. I still regret it 'coz the look on it's face was heart-breaking. You know, dogs will always endure whatever we do and still be loyal and loves you.

One day, we went for an exhibition and bought a few toys. One of these was a particular one. An artificial lizard. Yup! it looked exactly like an alive lizard and we can stick it on glass or any polished surface. Once our gang and I took this to our grandparents house. My grandmother was in the kitchen; we went very silently to the kitchen and I put it on my grandmother's shoulder secretly. Then, we kids shouted together " eeeks!! Palli Palli " Palli means lizard in Malayalam. My grandmother jumped and screamed seeing a lizard on her shoulder. She shook it down and took a broom and tried to hit it. We suddenly took it and told her the real story. She shouted at us and threw us out of the kitchen.

We had a concrete chimney in our house and our neighbour's cat once gave birth to kittens there in the chimney. We heard some unusual voices coming from the chimney and I went above the roof to check it out. The chimney was a bit higher and I had to climb it with just my hands and my legs were on air. I was hanging on to the chimney and when looked inside I saw one of the cutest things, the kittens. They haven't even opened their eyes. By seeing such a thing for the first time, I guess I relaxed a bit and slipped in the process hitting my chin on the chimney. 'N for the next few weeks I had two mouths - one the normal one and the other one on my chin.

These are just a few of the incidents that I can remember from my kiddo days. I guess that's enough for today. Hope you liked it and have a great week ahead.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Religious Conversion!!!

This is going to be a controversial topics. So, I just want your frank opinion. I don't have any problems in taking criticisms or anything. Just give me your own opinion on what I'm talking about. Well, in some parts of India I've read about certain groups converting people from one religion to another. Well, they are not doing any harm to anyone, which I agree. But, due to this religious conversion, the religious fanatics are reacting in a harsh manner. There were incidents of violence and rape reported. Well, it is said that these people were warned about their activities; if they continue with this, then things can get worse, but even then they continued.

Now, who is the culprit here? Obviously, it is the religious fanatics, who have no right to harm another human being. Even in Indian constitution, religious conversion, not by force, is allowed. But, my point is not who is right and who is wrong. My point is, people were living in harmony in a place and a group of people came there to convert religion and problems crept up. Till that time, there was no problem.

I mean, why can't these people simply stop this? Instead of crying out it is not right to do this, do that. I mean, suppose you have two roads to go to a place and you've been warned that one road is full of criminals and choosing that will only invite troubles. Well, what will a person with common sense do? They will choose the other road right? If you say, it is our right to choose any road we like and no one should harm us, that is right and you have the right to say. But, the reality is different.

There are people who are supposed to keep the right and wrong going, but unfortunately, that rarely happens. If you choose the road with criminals and you get attacked and hurt, you may cry aloud saying I am attacked.. help..help. But, what's the point in it?

I guess, this happens 'coz certain group of people place religion above the life and peace of people. They don't bother whether some one is going to get hurt or whether they are disrupting the entire peace. What they just want to do is to convert religion. Who gets benefited from it? Because you change religion, does that mean from the very next day miracles are going to happen in your life? I guess not. What say you?