Tuesday, May 29, 2007


So I passed my tenth boards. Now I'm officially qualified to become a DTC bus conductor. Two more years before I can become a driver though. Darn.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007


Tagged by the Fish.
Alright, so the ten things I love!

My new class rocks!Its the best I've been in after 9C which was anything but dreary:catfights, patching up, teachers complaining about us, lectures by the Principal, NO studying,gangs, dumb charades,writing dumb poems in Shalvi's diary, writing dumberer songs for THE band, staring at the Math teacher[the WHOLE class, and then she'd wonder what was wrong with her], staring at the Math teacher when she wore her fave yellow sari with the yellow heels and fluorescent orange nail paint [on her toes...ugh], the Mussoorie trip, being the emcee at the Annual Day when the mic didn't work,the Math teacher resigning.
My new class looks promising....hopefully this Math teacher resigns by the end of the year too.
*crosses fingers*

2.Football in the rain!
Back when I was 9 or 10, my neighbor had just bought this Santro and because the World Cup was going on at the time, he got a football free with it.The next three weeks were spent sabotaging the back lane and playing football with all the other kids in our lane.But then, this woman realised what had actually caused all those dents in her car, and she didn't let us anywhere near it.We stopped playing.In a year, the lane got car choked [Note to self:Rapid economic growth isn't necessarily thorn-free] and we were left without a place to play.The football still lies in a corner of my neighbor's house, deflated and dusty.Sigh.

3.Velapanti with me friends
Usual sites of action : M blawwwk or ze Priya complex.We go, barge into some place and start talking [read:shouting] loudly.Try this, criticize that.Hang around inside doing nothing in particular.Oh, and it isn't without its hazards - we were thrown out of Guess once :P Once this is done, take unlimited rounds of the place; you're bound to meet someone you know.Here air kiss, and give them those fake hugs.Leave them with an accented,"Nice meeting ya, hunneh".Start all over again.
Simple.And fun.

4.Imitation freak dancing
I love.This one is a regular budday party feature.Acting like you're doped and then doing all of 'em moves.So much so , I have me partners fixed by now.Nimmi and Hooper, raise ya hands and be counted!*Nimmi and Hooper say aye aye*

5.Cheering people up [:P]
Gelato.Chocolate.Lame jokes.Next up is singing Fix You in my bihari accent.

6.Acting weird
I had this entire phase in the tenth when Aku and I would talk to each other only in Hindi, which is kinda tough 'cause normally when you're conversing in Hindi, its okay if you intertwine it with a liberal dose of English.So we'd start the day with Shuch Subah [literal translation of good morning, though its never said like THAT!] and ask which adhyapika wasn't present, whether Aku had had a fight with some sakhi of hers and what she'd gone for bhojan.And the best one, Aku telling me she had to go to the shouchalaya.

7.Gazing at the sky at night
Siiiiiigh.I dunno why.I just do.Even when I'm not particularly looking for Orion.I just do.Even when there aren't any stars.I just do.Even if its just clouds or the Moon.I just do.

8.Finding stuff I wrote years back
Makes me think,"Gawd, you're just so good, woman!" Haha.More to the contrary.My fav fav fav is[and I know I posted this one long time back.I don't care.Mwahaha.So there]

All the world's a stage
And all men and women are merely players.
Stage fright.

9.Slumber parties!
And all the dressing up,parading,scary flicks and pillow fights [yesh Dish!Them too :P ] with them.

10.Early morning treks in the mountains
This one's more of a summer holiday ritual.Going to Mussoorie, or Dalhousie in the vacations and getting up at 5 to catch the sun rise, feeling the warmth creep up your face, watching the dew ebb away,feeling free.Fortunately we stay a li'l farther off from the city when we're in Mussoorie [Dalhousie doesn't have a city so as to speak] so its always fun just being.......yourself, and having time to think.

There, so I'm done.Thankee Fish, I'm feeling a lot better already :)

And I tag : Aanchal, Prerna, Shayeri [all of you are already tagged by Fish in any case, but I'm tagging you too...which means you HAVE to do this one!], Anahita,Geetika and the Sporadic Blogger.

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Lost and found

A stifling silence
Envelops the night.
It deafens.

A lone star
Shining through the clouds
Hope beckons.

But the night has but begun
And fear,
Fear crawls stealthily,
Moving its wily feet swiftly.
Silhouetted against the cinder black:
Grasping me.
Tearing me from within.

A voice beckons,
It streams through the darkness-
Embracing it,
Destroying it;
And then, in an unmistakable murmur,
It says,

'This blog is not dead.'


Tuesday, May 8, 2007


*bows low before Anahita for giving her something to post*


Look at the list of books below.

*Bold the ones you've read

*Italicize the ones you want to read

*leave blank the ones that you aren't interested in.

  1. The Da Vinci Code (Dan Brown)
  2. Pride & Prejudice (Jane Austen) [Read half.Got bored.Thus.]
  3. To kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
  4. Gone with the wind (Margaret Mitchell)
  5. The Lord of the Rings: Return of the king (Tolkien) [NO WAY AM I READING IT.Got the compiled edition from the library,squinted long and hard,read three pages,got muddled, returned it.]
  6. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (Tolkien) [Self explanatory]
  7. The Lord of the Rings: The Two towers (Tolkien) [Self explanatory]
  8. Anne of Green Gables (L.M. Montgomery) [Made a lot of mistakes, I have.This was one of them.Read only if you are super optimistic.Or a 10 year old.]
  9. Outlander (Diana Gabaldon)
  10. A Fine Balance (Rohinton Mistry)
  11. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Rowling)
  12. Angels and Demons (Dan Brown)
  13. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Rowling)
  14. A Prayer for Owen Meany (John Irving)
  15. Memoirs of a Geisha (Arthur Golden)
  16. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Rowling)
  17. Fall on your Knees (Anne-Marie Macdonald)
  18. The Stand (Stephen King)
  19. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban(Rowling)
  20. Jane Eyre(Charlotte Bronte)
  21. The Hobbit (Tolkien) [You seriously don't give up, do you?]
  22. The Catcher in the Rye (J.D. Salinger)
  23. Little Women (L.A. Alcott)
  24. The Lovely Bones (Alice Sebold) [Mine, they were :D]
  25. Life of Pi (Yann Martel)
  26. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy(Douglas Adams) [Definitely one of my favourites.Yeah, moi lurvey Marvin :P]
  27. Wuthering Heights (Emily Bronte)
  28. The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe (CS Lewis)
  29. East of Eden (John Steinbeck)
  30. Tuesdays with Morrie (Mitch Ablom) [My mum bought it.I picked it up.Read five pages.Put it back again.]
  31. Dune (Frank Herbert)
  32. The Notebook (Nicholas Sparks)
  33. Atlas Shrugged (Ayn Rand)
  34. 1984 (orwell)
  35. The mists of Avalon (Marion Zimmer Bradley)
  36. The Pillar of Earth (Ken Follett)
  37. The Power of One (Bryce Courtenay)
  38. I Know This Much is True (Wally Lamb) [And I can prove you're lying.*removes her specs a la Abhishek Bachchan in Dhoom* Wally Lamb hastily retreats and orders a change in the name.Mwahahahaha.*looks quietly content with herself*]
  39. The Red Tent (Anita Diamant)
  40. The Alchemist (Paulo Coelcho)
  41. The Clan of the Cave Bear (Jean M. Auel)
  42. The Kite Runner (Khaled Hosseini) [Amaaaaaazing book.Simple words, easy to follow, and completely moving..Absolutely recommended]
  43. Confessions of a Shopaholic (Sophie Kinsella) [Me can't find it anywhere in the bookstores near my place :( ]
  44. The Five People You Meet in Heaven (Mitch Albom) [Hmmm.This sounds like another one of those self help books.No, thank you]
  45. Bible [Read it in bits and pieces :P]
  46. Anna Karenina (Leo Tolstoy)
  47. The Count of Monte Cristo (Alexandre Dumas)
  48. Angela's Ashes (Frank McCourt)
  49. The Grapes of Wrath (John Steinbeck)
  50. She's Come Undone (Wally Lamb)
  51. The Poisonwood Bible (Barbara Kingsolver)
  52. A Tale of Two Cities(Dickens)
  53. Ender's Game (Orson Scott Card)
  54. Great Expectations (Dickens)
  55. The Great Gatsby (Fitzgerald)[Got it as a gift.Read one chapter...:S]
  56. The Stone Angel (Margaret Laurence)
  57. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Rowling)
  58. The Thorn Birds (Colleen McCullough)
  59. The Handmaid's Tale (Margaret Atwood)
  60. The Time Traveller's Wife (Audrew Niffenegger)
  61. Crime and Punishment (Fyodor Dostoyevsky) [Ha.The same book Adrian Mole read when his mum discovered the porn mags under his bed, innit? Cool.Then I'm all for it, considering the other books he read included Why Children Fail]
  62. The Fountainhead (Ayn Rand) [Reading it currently]
  63. War and Peace (Tolstoy)
  64. Interview with the Vampire(Anne Rice)
  65. Fifth Business (Robertson Davis)
  66. One Hundred Years of Solitude (Gabriel Garcia Marquez)
  67. The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants (Anna Bradshares)
  68. Catch 22 (Joseph heller)
  69. Les Miserables (Victor Hugo)
  70. The Little Prince (Antoine de Saint Exupery)
  71. Brigdet Jones' Diary (Fielding) [If the movie is any indication, then I'm all for it!]
  72. Love in the Time of Cholera (Marquez)
  73. Shogun (James Clavell)
  74. The English Patient (Michael Ondaatje)
  75. The Secret Garden (Frances Hodgson Burnett)
  76. The Summer Tree (Guy Gavriel Kay)
  77. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (Betty Smith)
  78. A World According to Garp (John Irving)
  79. The Diviners (Margaret Laurence)
  80. Charlotte's Web (E.B. White)
  81. Not Wanted on The Voyage (Timothy Findley)
  82. Of Mice and Men (Steinbeck) [Sounds intriguing, to say the least]
  83. Rebecca (Daphne DuMaurier)
  84. Wizard's First Rule (Terry Goodkind)
  85. Emma (Jane Austen)
  86. Watership Down (Richard Adams)
  87. Brave New World (Aldous Huxley)
  88. The Stone Diaries (Carol Shields)
  89. Blindness (Jose Saranmage)
  90. Kane and Abel (Jeffrey Archer)[Ah.My favourite Archer book.And the most riveting of 'em all.]
  91. In the Skin of a Lion (Ondaatje)
  92. The Lord of the Flies(Golding)
  93. The Good Earth (Pearl S. Buck)
  94. The Secret Life of Bees(Sue Monk Kidd) [I'd like to read the secret life of Sue Monk Kidd in that case][Hmm.And that is SOME obsession with animals...lions, flies and bees?!
  95. The Bourne Identity (Robert Ludlum)
  96. The Outsiders(SE Hinton)
  97. White Oleander (Janet Fitch)
  98. A Woman of Substance (Barbara Taylor Bradford)
  99. The Celestine Prophecy (James Redfield)
  100. Ulysses (James Joyce)

Sucks man.


Aanchal,Prerna,Fishdoodles and Geetika - I tag thee.

Sunday, May 6, 2007


That just might be me soon.


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