Oct 30, 2008

You hav got mail. And its nly spam!

When I was in Delhi, I used to write letters frequently to one of my brothers in Chennai. I have saved up all the letters which I got, right from when I was in class 6th to 10th !! We used to write regularly to each other, discussing all sorts of nonsense! My mom used to joke that I used to write ramayana and he used to write mahabharat. All our letters used to be so long! But ever since I came to Chennai, no one writes letter to me :( I still tell my brother that I miss receiving letters. And he jokes that I can still write him letters but should not expect any replies in return. After coming here, the only letter I got was from my close friend, who is still in touch with me. That letter was 9 pages long!!!! Ya, I did get one more letter from another of my close friend. But her hand writing would be just like a doctors handwriting. In fact, sometimes she wont be able to recognise her own writing.

Her writing would be somewhat near to the below one. Or wait.. I think even worse..

Ok fine whatever! The point is I still have not read the letter since I don't have that much talent to understand it. But I miss her. She is an absolute gem!!

The tradition of taking up a white sheet (it could be even coloured!! not a big deal), a pen and pondering over what all to write and penning it down has gone!!!

Nowadays no one has any time to even e-mail!! Though everyone have an e-mail to their name. Everytime I open my mail box, I am greeted by junk mails, idiotic forwards and spam mails! My another friend in Delhi has one good reason for not writing a letter! She states that there is not even a single postbox near her locality and she has to pester her dad or brother to post it, who eventually forget about the letter once they put in the pocket. Once I got her diwali wishes at the time of Christmas!! So you can imagine the scene. Eventually I never believed her excuse untill I got that particular letter. So nowadays I save her the trouble of writing and posting the letters by simply making one STD call. Our generation finds it amusing that once upon a time, there used to be pigeon mails. But at this rate, our next generation will find handwritten letters and post boxes as amusing !!!

Oct 27, 2008

Tata.. Goodbye.. C ya.. I won't miss you.

Warning : Very Very long post!

Yeah! That was my exact reaction day before yesterday. And those farewells were to moi ex-phone *A wide smile on my phone showing all my teeth*. Finally, I got my new phone. So I am going to dedicate this post of mine to the terrible Samsung phone. Now what was the model no?! Even after being its owner for one and half years (actually more than that but I seriously don't remember the time) and even after getting tortured by it so much (No typing mistake. I didn't torture it. It was the other way round) I really am not able to remember the model no.

I got my first phone during the end of my first semester in the college. Till then I didn't had any hopes of buying a mobile since my parents didnt had any idea to get me one. But on one fateful night, thanks to Chennai traffic, I reached home very late. I had gone to Nandhini's house to work on one project and by the time I got bus back to home, it was quite late. And since I didn't own any phone, there was no communication with my parents at all during the travelling time. They freaked out and the very next day my mom (with a dejected look on her face) came with me to the nearby mobile shop near our house and got me Nokia 1600.
Our relationship was going quite strong until my dad eyed it and exchanged his phone with me. He gave me his Nokia to me. Now don't ask me the model no. But it was a very very old phone. Nokia has stopped its manufacturing long back. It was a basic phone with a big phone memory and the keypads as strong as Flintstones house!! Infact I dreaded touching my phone every time I used to get a msg in it. After few days of using it, my fingers started complaining and were always covered in bandages. I think you would have got an idea. And one fine day, it's display broke due to some reasons! So, again my mom (again with the same dejected look) came with me to the same shop and got me Samsung X210 (I googled now to find out the model no)
I still don't know why I got that phone. Actually I didn't had any choice. At that time mom didn't had any time to explore other shops and other phones and she gave me a mere budget of 4k! And only this phone suited her.

Till now I kept my mouth shut and bared all the tortures. But recently few keys in my phone stopped cooperating. No one, apart from me, was able to even accept a call with that keypad, leave alone typing one simple msg!!! From a very long time, I had an eye on Sony Ericsson walkman series. So after lots of convincing, cajoling, demanding and begging sessions with my parents, I finally got myself a Sony Ericsson W660i. That too with my hard earned money * again a wide grin*

I actually was in love with W810i and always wanted to buy that phone only. But unfortunately they stopped its manufacturing also :( :( :( *sniff sniff* After torturing the salesperson in about 9 shops, I finally convinced my mind to short list this one at one sony ericsson showroom (Though I don’t like the look of this phone that much)

So this is my advice to you ppl that please don’t go in for Samsung phones! At least that particular phone, otherwise you will also end up dedicating one post in your blog grumbling about your misfortune!!

And I know its late!! But still " HAPPY DIWALI" to all of you. Hope everyone had a safe diwali !!!! ;)

Oct 23, 2008

Moi doodlings # 1

One of my hobbies is painting. I am not going to say that I am a very good artist. I just sketch and paint, whenever I am bored. Though I don't like this painting of mine, I just put it cos I don't know on what should I blog right now. Will put up some more better paintings of mine soon!!! :)

Oct 22, 2008

I am far better than 'em.

I still remember the time ( some 9 years back) when my sister kicked me in her sleep and which resulted in myself falling down from the bed. The reason behind her well aimed kick in the sleep was the blanket ( Actually it was me but I would rather blame the blanket. Its always a nice feeling to put the blame on someone else) I am a person who feels very cold when it is just little chilly weather. For example, now its monsoon time and its raining 24/7 and usually ppl won't feel cold that easily unless its really and really cold but throughout these days, I will feel comfortable without fan for the whole day. So on that fateful winter night, unknowingly in my sleep I pulled her bed sheet for myself. And my sister, unknowingly in her sleep, kicked me out of the bed. But let me tell you it was not a monsoon time in chennai, but a cold winter time in Delhi. Recently my dear friend was pulling my legs about such nature of mine. My friends finds it quite amusing. It reminds me of different people's behaviour, whom I knew in Delhi.

The next building twins whom I knew where one such amusing example. One guy would feel very lazy to have his bath everyday due to the cold weather. So he would go on without having his bath for a week. He, atleast would change his clothes everyday. While the other twin would be lazy to even do that. He would change clothes once in 3 days!!! Ultimately no one would know about it since he would be wearing pullover or jacket when he comes out. But one fine day, his mom disclosed this secret to us!! She pleaded, begged, scolded, threatened, cajoled him to not to be like that but when there was no signs of his changing his habit, she simply called all the kids on the block and told this. Out of embarrassment, he started changing his clothes everyday. But I don't know about his bathing habit!!

During that time, it would be very difficult to get up early in the morning for schools and offices. After all, who would like to leave the cosy and hot blanket and bed. Ultimately all the kids would get up late and go to school late. To avoid this situation, my neighbours, brother - sister duo used to wear their school uniform and sleep. The next day, their routine would be getting up, brushing their teeth, combing their hair, eat the breakfast and off to school. Trust me, most of the small class kids used to follow the same example.

I even remember all the mothers in my colony grumbling over the fact that all the jeans and shirt pockets were having lots of ground nuts in it. And also the complains of mothers of tiny tots. According to them, there was no point in mopping their house everyday since all the tiny tots do is wet the house every half hour!! Now actually that's not fair. After all these lil kids would also feel cold right.

And sleep - it was something that used to come in few seconds! No one used to have sleeping problems at that time. Most of the time boring classes would make us sleepy but at that time, on would find kids sleeping even in interesting classes. In fact, one can find even teachers snoring away in the staff rooms!!! We used to wait till the teachers sleep so that we can submit the last minute homework to avoid scoldings for late submission. 

Though I suffer a lot during winter time, But its one weather which I love the most!

Oct 20, 2008

Driving in the hell would much more better.

It came in news that comedian Vivek was very unhappy since all his jokes revolved around serious subjects but no one took it seriously! Well, I would like to assure him that people do follow his jokes seriously. Especially one of his jokes in some movie, where he joked about people's driving skills in Chennai that people in Chennai put left indicator, put out their hand showing right direction but go straight!!!

During those days when I used to go to college by public transport, I used to waste lots of time waiting for the bus at bus stops. The time would be adequate enough for me to memorize one complete detail answer of 5 pages during my exam times. Whenever my mom called me asking me where I am, my answer would always be the same- Bus stop! I guess she got bored with this answer of mine so eventually I got my own bike recently. So now, everyday, I go to college by my scooty.

Today, early morning, at 7'o clock, two love birds were coochi cooing while driving!!!!!!! That guy was right in front of me and was driving his discover bike and at the same time was trying to stare into his girl friend eyes who was his pillion rider!! I was like"what the heck". In their romance, both of them didn't notice the fact that I was blaring my bike horn like anything, because of which now its sounding as if it has got cold. I so wanted to tell them that there are places like fruit shops, coffee day where they can continue their romance but I chose to shut my mouth and continue with my journey as I was not in a mood to argue with anyone at that time.

Another instance is, everyday, whenever I start from house to go to college, I get stuck at traffic at one particular road everytime. Now everytime few college guys also get stuck and sometimes when I overtake them at any instance, they will take it as a big insult! How dare a mere scooty overtake my Pulsar bike!! With this thought in mind, they would challenge me to race with smirks on their face. At first, I thought it as a joke and didnt mind. But when it continued everytime I overtaked them, it started giving me good laugh right at that time. I mean, how can they even think like that. First of all race, that too in that busy road!! And second thing race between a non gear scooty bike and a geared 200cc pulsar bike. Does their brain stop working at that time?! On second thoughts, do they actually have brains?!

The laughing riot are these police guys who travel in their white Apache bikes! If a common man stops in front of the stop line, he has to listen to all the slang words in tamil or if this traffic people are out of funds, all of a sudden they will start working briskly and will catch people who don't wear helmets. But these people don't obey any of the traffic rules, break all the signals and don't wear helmets also. And if any poor guy stumble in that cop's way, when he is busily jumping the signals, that guy is a gone case!! At the end of the one sided conversation between both of them, that guy ears will bleed like anything.

PS : I don't have any personal grudges against any of the cops and neither would I say that all the cops are alike. But most of them are like that. That's the fact!!
I enjoy driving. But sometimes driving in Chennai roads actually give me nightmares. Funny nightmares!

Oct 16, 2008

The answer to this question is Karunanidhi is the present ......

Warning : Kids please keep your parents away from this particular post as it will mean trouble for you in future.

Two down and one more to go. Yes, I am talking about my exams. I, after group studying with Madhu and Nandhini (Yeah, yesterday we included Madhu also with us, since neither of us had any clue about what why Thailand declared emergency or why Russia and Georgia were fighting with each other or why India and Srilanka were fighting with each other over Katchatheevu issue!!!) over the phone (again) successfully attempted Current affairs paper also today.
Yesterday,we discussed over lots of international, national, local, regional and even next door mother in law and daughter in law argument over the remote issues (Though I dozed away at that point) Now coming back to the point, as you can see, we painstakingly enlightened us with lots of current affairs. In fact today, in class myself and Vidya, out of desperation of not able to remember all the dates as in when Musharaff resigned, wrote them out on our forehand. We were wearing full sleeves kurtha's so there was no chance of being caught :P (Hope my dad is not reading this! Kids, this is why I told you to keep your parents away)

Don't try too much to decipher what is written. I, myself, was not able to understand what I wrote. Though that's another thing that they never asked those questions!! :( Once in a life time, I try to copy. But my efforts fail!
Anyway, coming back to point. After all these efforts, when we received the question paper, myself and Nandhini were laughing out heads off. The person who had set up the paper, was a huge fan of DMK party. When you see the following questions, you yourself will be able to know why
  • Who is Kanimozhi?
  • Comment on the introduction of Kanimozhi into politics.
  • What do you know about the split between DMK and PMK.
  • Elaborate on the political standing of Stalin.

If not questions which was pointing directly to DMK, it would be :
  • What is TN govt stand on Cauvery Issue?
  • TN govt latest on Mullaiperiyar issue.
  • What is the sethuramar issue about?
All my answers starting line was
  • Kanimozhi is the daughter of Karunanidhi. Karunanidhi is the present chief minister of TamilNadu
  • Stalin is the son of Karunanidhi. Karunanidhi is the present chief minister of Tamil Nadu.
  • DMK - Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam. The party chairperson is M.Karunanidhi. He is the present chief minister of Tamilnadu.
Yes, apart from the questions on DMK, we were asked "What is "Big dog"?. None of us had any clue about it. I started thinking that if its a nickname of any DMK party members. But ultimately after thinking over the question for some 18 mins and 20 seconds, I left the question for choice.
Now when I ponder over my answers, I don't think I have written the paper so badly. What do you ppl say about it?!

Oct 14, 2008

Strike one!

After my sincere group studying along with Nandhini over phone (yes! Over phone. I am sure my dear mom is going to get heart attack once the phone bill comes ) from 12.30 to 3.30 am in the morning yesterday, I successfully attempted my Indian Constitution and media laws semester examination today!

Halfway the paper, I dozed away happily and unknowingly as usual. Thanks to moi lecturer who woke me up and asked me what happened! Not wishing to embarrass myself, I lied - "Headache mam!!" And she started laughing - "Headache a?! On seeing the question paper?!" And I sheepishly smiled and replied - "Yes mam!!" 

After finishing the exam and during my drive to way back home, I was happily dreaming about hot lunch, cosy bed, warm sheets and tight sleep!!! But first, few surprises awaited me when I reached home. Strike one - No power!! I had to climb all the four floors up to my house due to unavailabilty of lift (My house is on fourth floor) Finally when I reached there and when I was beaming as if I had scaled mount everest. Strike Two - A big fat lock, hanging at the front door, was staring at me. I imagined it to have a big mouth, which was laughing at me. Muahahahaha! Yeah, exactly like that. I called up my mom and asked her where she is. She was like am out buying groceries. So, again, I went all the way down and went in search of her and got the keys. And again, I climbed up the stairs. All the bloody four floors. And when I climbed up the last step, Strike three- Power come!! grrrrrrrrrrr!! Went inside, and started rummaging the kitchen, hunting for food. But no! Another surprise awaited me. My mom didnt make anything for me :( So, I had to wait till she came back and cooked something for me. I was just too tired to go and fix up something for myself. But I wont blame her also. Everytime she would have made something for me and I would have my lunch at college and wont eat anything after coming back home.

After lunch, when I hugged my bed, Strike four - My bro came home. This little guy dont like it when someone is sleeping peacefully in front of him. Once he simply poured one full small bucket of cold water on my mom's head when she was dozing away to glory. So my sleep also vanished and I ended up watching Dora and Bujji (By the way, a new character has been introduced in that series and I am yet to know the name properly.. What was it? Diago..? no! Iago..? Dunno!!! Will ask him and tell you ppl) In between, I was fighting with him for the remote to watch the movie - Page 3. I like that movie. Quite practical, quite real, quite simple!!

And today it was this kid birthday!! Happy Birthday Achu :) He was looking so cute in his rajasthani type birthday dress. So evening happily went away to his house for birthday bash. Now my stomach is reminding me often that I had too much cake :(

Finally my day has come to an end. And now I am sleepy and tired and exhausted and strained and fill in whatever you want to. So before I doze off on my keyboard, I will sign off. Good nite ppl!

Oct 11, 2008

Who invented this bloody exams?!

I often ponder a lot when I am jobless. That's another thing that I am always jobless. But when I was pondering over few things at 3 in the morning yesterday.. no wait.. it was night.. actually early morning.. ok whatever time it was.. Now where was I?! Ah, yes! When I was pondering over a few things at 3 in the morning , realization struck me!!!

Only 3 more days left for exams and the first one is the most deadliest one - Indian Constitution and media laws!! [I know even the name sounds deadly]

So before going to sleep, I promised myself. I will finish at least some considerable amount of portions tomorrow and I slept off happily [The surprising part was that I had a sound sleep after that promise part]

I kept my alarm for 9 o clock. Yeah, I know there is no need for alarm for 9 and all. But trust me, I didnt get up even at that time!! Finally my morning dawned at 10 listening to the sweet scoldings by my mom. I got up and finished all my morning routines and my brunch. Time - 1 pm! Then I finally convinced my mind to study. But before that, I had to do one important work. Search for my note :D Then I started the search party for my IC notebook and finally after many difficulties [such as cleaning that horrible book shelf of mine] I got my book. Time - 2 pm.
Then my cousin [my cute 5 year old lil bro] came home. And came running to my room shouting didiiiiiiii. I am like what?! Lets play. And what was my reply?! Sure!!! "with a wide grin" So my books were left ignored and when my cousin left, I remembered them. Time - 4 pm

I started pitying my books and just when I was about to open it, my mom suggested - Lets watch a movie!! So it was movie time. And I happily whiled away some 3 hours watching Bachna Ae Haseeno!! [By the way, the movie was good. I like deepika padukone and she was stunning. And I noticed that Ranbir dances well.] Time- 7 pm

Again I convinced myself and started off with great deal of energy, thinking not to get up before finishing at least 2 essay questions. I took my book and opened the Fundamental Rights answer. Article 14 states that the state shall not... zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.... I was rudely awakened by the vallavan ring tone. I got my phone from somewhere inside the papers and attended it. It was my best friend whose job these days, was to keep reminding me how many days were left for my exams.

My friend: Hi, what doing?!

I [after thinking what will be the consequences if I tell sleeping decides to lie] : studying!!

Friend : Oh, Thats great. I really didn't expect this ans.

I : Why? What you thought?

Friend : I thought you were sleeping.

I [Darn, he is good] :C'mon how can you even think like that? Only 3 days are left for exams. And I have so much to finish.

Friend : Finish?

I : I mean revise. Oho, now will you keep the phone down. Asking me all sorts of stupid questions. I will talk to you later.

Friend : Ok ok Sorry, you study well. I wont disturb you. Bye.
Time : 9 pm.

Now, I am in front of my computer,writing down this post. After this, I don't think I will take up my books. First of all, I don't remember where I kept it. Have to check it under my bed. Would have fallen down when I was happily sleeping.

Sigh!! Who invented this bloody exams!!!

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