Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Passport to Independence!

I figured out that there is nothing I CANNOT DO. It’s only that there are few things I WANT to DO no matter what and few no matter what, I cannot motivate myself to DO.

I stay close to those very few things I WANT to DO. And DO it, No matter what!

Friday, November 10, 2006

Limitations!

"Limitations need not restrict us from doing anything we really can do. Accepting our limitations is a matter of recognizing the border between:

- what we can and cannot do

- what we can do and is worth reaching for and what we can do but the value to us would not be as great as the sacrifice

This is not easy to do, and there is no set formula. But accepting our limitations can help us focus on what we realistically can and want to accomplish, rather than wanting to be or do everything."

Trying to figure out what I can and what I cannot!

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Getting in Touch with God!




I couldn’t find a better title than what my brother has given in this article. He had visited this place last year. I visited this place this weekend. He has beautifully described the place and all that I want to say. He has left me with nothing much to add.

Brahmi Durga -
http://www.deccanherald.com/deccanherald/jul122005/spectrum121152005711.asp




Editing to add this pic..which we took in the cave that is referred in that article.

We went atleast 1 to 1.5 km inside. Indeed a great adventure!!

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Common Sense is...

To See. To Hear

To Look. To Understand.

To Observe. To Reflect.

Friday, September 01, 2006

The Virtue of Selfishness!


I couldn’t agree more on this with her. Every time I read, re-read and read these lines, innumerable times, I am filled with joy and tears flow out of my eyes without my knowledge.
Hmm here is a piece of text of my most favorite writer….

The virtue of Rationality means the recognition and acceptance of reason as one’s only source of knowledge, one’s only judge of values and one’s only guide to action. It means one’s total commitment to a state of full, conscious awareness, to the maintenance of a full mental focus in all issues, in all choices, in all of one’s waking hours. It means a commitment to the fullest perception of reality within one’s power and to the constant, active expansion of one’s perception, i.e., of one’s knowledge. It means a commitment to the reality of one’s own existence, i.e., to the principle that all of one’s goals, values and actions take place in reality and, therefore, that one must never place any value or consideration whatsoever above one’s perception of reality. It means a commitment to the principle that all of one’s convictions, values, goals, desires and actions must be based on, derived from, chosen and validated by a process of thought—as precise and scrupulous a process of thought, directed by as ruthlessly strict an application of logic, as one’s fullest capacity permits. It means one’s acceptance of the responsibility of forming one’s own judgments and of living by the work of one’s own mind (which is the virtue of Independence). It means that one must never sacrifice one’s convictions to the opinions or wishes of others (which is the virtue of Integrity)—that one must never attempt to fake reality in any manner (which is the virtue of Honesty)—that one must never seek or grant the unearned and undeserved, neither in matter nor in spirit (which is the virtue of Justice). It means that one must never desire effects without causes, and that one must never enact a cause without assuming full responsibility for its effects—that one must never act like a zombie, i.e., without knowing one’s own purposes and motives—that one must never make any decisions, form any convictions or seek any values out of context, i.e., apart from or against the total, integrated sum of one’s knowledge—and, above all, that one must never seek to get away with contradictions. It means the rejection of any form of mysticism, i.e., any claim to some non sensory, non rational, non definable, supernatural source of knowledge. It means a commitment to reason, not in sporadic fits or on selected issues or in special emergencies, but as a permanent way of life. The virtue of Productiveness is the recognition of the fact that productive work is the process by which man’s mind sustains his life, the process that sets man free of the necessity to adjust himself to his background, as all animals do, and gives him the power to adjust his background to himself. Productive work is the road of man’s unlimited achievement and calls upon the highest attributes of his character: his creative ability, his ambitiousness, his self-assertiveness, his refusal to bear uncontested disasters, his dedication to the goal of reshaping the earth in the image of his values. “Productive work” does not mean the unfocused performance of the motions of some job. It means the consciously chosen pursuit of a productive career, in any line of rational endeavor, great or modest, on any level of ability. It is not the degree of a man’s ability or the scale of his work that is ethically relevant here, but the fullest and most purposeful use of his mind.

The virtue of Pride is the recognition of the fact “that as man must produce the physical values he needs to sustain his life, so he must acquire the values of character that make his life worth sustaining—that as man is a being of self-made wealth, so he is a being of self-made soul.” (Atlas Shrugged.) The virtue of Pride can best be described by the term: “moral ambitiousness.” It means that one must earn the right to hold oneself as one’s own highest value by achieving one’s own moral perfection—which one achieves by never accepting any code of irrational virtues impossible to practice and by never failing to practice the virtues one knows to be rational—by never accepting an unearned guilt and never earning any, or, if one has earned it, never leaving it uncorrected—by never resigning oneself passively to any flaws in one’s character—by never placing any concern, wish, fear or mood of the moment above the reality of one’s own self esteem. And, above all, it means one’s rejection of the role of a sacrificial animal, the rejection of any doctrine that preaches self-immolation as amoral virtue or duty.

The basic social principle of the Objectivist ethics is that just as life is an end in itself, so every living human being is an end in himself, not the means to the ends or the welfare of others—and, therefore, that man must live for his own sake, neither sacrificing himself to others nor sacrificing others to himself. To live for his own sake means that the achievement of his own happiness is man’s highest moral purpose.

- Ayn Rand

I have learnt to trust my intuition and my reasoning…and as far as possible not to go by heart. Every time I did that has landed me in trouble. Sometimes even though we know we’ll suffer from our decisions we take them overriding our mind’s reasoning. Eventually we suffer.

We get stuck in wrong relationships, with wrong people, in a wrong job… or could be anything that’s not right. There should be some way out isn’t it?
If only we not take anything and everything that comes in our life!!
We can get that ultimate happiness by taking tough decisions though it may not be always pleasant and what our heart wishes.


How I wish we have limited options just like CAT or GMAT...strike off all the wrong answers you are left with only right answer..Sometimes too many options is as good as no option at all!

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Chess & Time!

Now, what does time mean in Chess? Time is not limited to the minutes on a chess clock. Generally, it refers to this chessic thumb rule: Try to gain time, and try to avoid losing it. Scenarios in which you gain time: If you make your opponent move a piece to a poor square, or back to where it came from, without making any concessions yourself, then you gain time. If you force your opponent to stop his plans and start responding to yours, you gain time.

When do you say you are ahead of time? If your pieces are better developed than your opponent’s, you are probably ahead in time.
If you have freedom and can do whatever you want, you most likely have the edge in time. But of you must wait to see what your opponent is going to do before doing what you’d like to, then cant do what you’d like anyway, you’re probably behind in time.

You also have a time advantage of you can attack and your opponent must defend. Having such superiority that is being able to attack, not having to defend is known as having the initiative.

Can we make time last? Mostly, time flies. And in chess, time advantages tend to be temporary. If you don’t take advantage of them now, the other side is likely to catch up and your ephemeral time advantage will disappear. For example, if you have more pieces out than your opponent does, you should gain something tangible as a result soon. Otherwise, the other side will eventually get the rest of his pieces out and your superiority will dissipate.

Every one knows we all have limited time of 24 hours with us. But some people are always ahead of time! I have heard most successful people saying they have all the time in the world to do what they really want to do. Is this how they gain time??

Chess is one game I never get bored of. I have always applied it to my life and it has saved me with appropriate solution to problems which I have thought to have no solution. Chess has become an integral part of my life now!

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Manipulating ?

Well well well...Here's is somebody who is trying to manipulate me.
Why? : Absolutely have no clue!
How is he doing that: He talks as if he knows me!
How do I conclude he is trying to manipulate me? : If at all he knew me he should have known 2 things about me that I hate liars and flirts.
His very first line contradicts.


Some of you might have noticed my shout box…Here is a sensational and interesting conversation going on between me and the stranger (who calls himself to be “hi”).

Rathna: :)

Chella: Hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii ! How is it going on Hope u remember me...
[ My friend’s friend with whom I spoke once. But was not able to talk again.

Did Mr. hi take this as a reference point? ]

me: d ya still flirt around?

[So here is comes with his very first line!]

Rathna: ??
Rathna: No blogging till aug 23! every one take care!
roshan: lovely site...
Seema: Hello Ratna are u in log out aux???????


Rathna: Hey thanks Roshan
Rathna: haha ....yes seema...similar kinda Aux
Rathna: Rather i would say...nothing on mind to write...totally blank :P
Rathna: Happy Friendship day to All!
hi: hows ur flirt life? any chance for me to have you on weekend?

[Mr. me comes back as Mr. hi and continues to bother me ]

Rathna: Mr. Ms. hi ....It wont be better than yours ..i am sure
Camy: who is this nuisance....creating noise in your shoutbox ?
Rathna: ha ha ....dunno! looks like from orkut...
hi: Common, give yourself to me for a nite darling

hi: I promise will make take u to heaven remeber the earlier days of your life.
[ Look who’s talking. You own heaven?? Then look for some ghosts. Don’t bother ppl living on earth. ]


Rathna: hey you have 2 options available all the time...try your mom..if not take your sis!
Rathna: If you have none above...then try your dad!
Mitr: Heh Mr Hi...Better dont take panga with v girls...buzz off

Ajay: That was most appropriate reply rathna.. .. keep it up

hi: Can you take roles? : P You BIG B!! I love them...
[Mr. hi if I start taking roles big B will suicide. So I refrain from it. I already have enough roles to play]
hi: Do you have your mom or sissies? Get them all!
[This shows what you are as a person. Keep it up! One day you will be worthy enough to find a grave very soon. If you don’t find it, the grave will find you!]


hi: Who cares of sis/mom whoever these days? Women are Women,Men are Men hahahahahahahaha
[hmm…now Mr. hi is really frank about what he wants.
Mr. hi..I pity your mom and sis.
Are you already tired and bored of your mom and sis ?? that you are hunting for my mom and sis ??
But you know what ??? Eventually you will get tired and bored of them too.
My unsolicited advice to you is…Continue with what you have and Be SATISFIED! ]


Rathna: You sound like a SOB!
[Sound like? You are one, aren’t you???]

Now I am confused as to, do I dig one grave for him or let him dig his own grave??
I am sure if he continues like this; he will dig his own grave and fall into it also!
So, I will choose to let him go catch his breath!

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Friends please excuse me if this was a nasty post.
I believe in one philosophy. I don’t keep anything for myself. I give it right back!
Everyone has a good side and a bad side.
This is my worst side.

Here I end with a personal note to myself:
Rathna, Chill maadi. Calmdown. Declare truce in your mind. You don’t have to worry or think about silly jerks!
You have much bigger things to face in life!

Saturday, August 05, 2006

Hey dude ..you are cool!



I really want to appreciate this guy's Honesty and Will to return my flash drive!

I lost my flash drive 3-4 days ago in office. I only realized it after 2 days. Nobody has dedicated comps here...so more than one person can share the computer.

This guy had left a sheet of paper with his name and number on it. I ignored it thinking it was the similar kind of paper a guy had left few months back that had his name and number to have friendship with me.

Next day I had left a note saying whoever noticed flash drive on this comp.. Please return it to either Rathna … (number) or S…. (Number…. my friend). I had a very important material regarding my GMAT on this and I just couldn’t afford to loose it!

That guy called up S…. also sent a message saying that flash drive was on top of the comp and he was seeing it since 3 days! (Ohh....I am such a fool…how could I not notice it!!?) And that he didn’t leave the message that flash drive is on the comp but left only number thinking somebody else would take it!

I thought I will never get it back and have lost it forever!

No! I have never seen this guy … though he works in the same company as we always were in different shifts!

I simply want to say “Dude ...you are simply so cool!”

Sunday, July 16, 2006

A personal note to MySelf!




I am LETting GO of the uncontrollables and unchangeables in My Life.

I am realistic and rational and accept that I can change only my feelings and attitudes about things which I AM powerless to change.

I accept personal responsibility for my life, thinking, emotions, and actions. I take care of myself better. I stop being martyr, fixer, rescuer, advice giver, and enabler.

I allow my Higher Power a place in my life along with correcting my unhealthy, irrational and unrealistic thinking so that I can better discern what is uncontrollable and unchangeable in my life.

God, your Higher Power is stronger and great source of power to which I hand over things out of my control.

I will control what really matters and work my best in a particular situation.

I’ll cherish every moment knowing that I’m able and good person with my own unique values and I’ll wait eagerly what unknown future destination my life is taking me to.

Monday, July 10, 2006

Why me?


Hmm..have I told you all that i work for a Contact Center?

What has made me stick to this field for so long?

well...I love communicating to people. Be it with strangers or repeated customers.

I worked with this person (He is the first person in the list among the pastor staff )say 3-4 days back. This issue was very simple. He was not able to visit only one website "Faith-Temple", but was able to visit every other webiste. He is a Pastor in that Church. All I need to do was just disable few add-ons and it resolved the issue.

This person had called us couple of times before and it was just that previous technicians overlooked modifying add-ons.

Today, I happned to make a call-back to this person to check if everything is working fine. I usually make all my call-backs myself.

He was very happy that I was able to resolve his issue...He blessed me throughout the conversation on call and simply made me feel very special and that I have powers to do wonders. He appreciated my smile..he could sense it I belive..We said prayers together..it seems like a Testimony from Bible(I am sorry I dunno much about Bible though)...and he also promised he would pray for me everyday and that he discussed our conversation in his church discussions ...I will never be able to forget this conversation with the person.

He has really made my day delightful.

I thank him for all his blessings and prayers.

Sunday, June 11, 2006

Blame!


The best prophet of the future is the past!


We always see others’ behavior caused by their nature, ours by situation. We always like to take credit for success and deny failure.

We also blame others for our situations.

Who's to blame? Honestly, almost nobody is to blame. That's because almost nobody wishes you ill, even if they were curt with you, careless with your possessions or impatient with you in traffic.

Most people are simply doing just what you are doing...trying to get their business done and thinking about the next thing they need to do. They don't really wish you ill, nor do they wish you well. They are just too busy with their own affairs.

Who's to blame? Only the person who wastes his or her energy finding blame.

Sunday, May 14, 2006

Buddha Pournima


Let yourself be open and life will be easier. A spoon of salt in a glass of water makes the water undrinkable. A spoon of salt in a lake is almost unnoticed. - Buddha

Every year this day, I will ask only one question to myself.

Why was I born on this day?

Is there some link missing?

If yes, what is that?


Thank you, mom

For all the strength & courage you give me,

For all the faith & Trust you have in me,
For dressing me down when I did mistakes,
For all the kudos from you for my silly and small achievements!

You are my super MOM, I Love You!




PS: My actual date of birth is yet to come :)

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Unknown bonding …unknown blessing…

For a change this morning I had been to temple as momma wasn’t feeling well…She would go otherwise ;)

I am goingto this siddhi vinayak temple from my 10th standard though not regularly.

So what?

Today a strange incidence happened. I was waiting for the priest to come to offer the flowers I had with me. While I was entering, a septuagenarian old man, started talking to me saying why I wasn’t coming to temple often and why I was not seen for so many days. I was initially skeptical with whom was this old man talking to. I asked him: “Are you talking to me?” He said: “Yes, of course you”.

He started talking to me as though he knew me from many years and was saying that I always have seen you when you come here and you never talked to me. But Today I made up my mind to talk to you. I was really surprised! I have never noticed that man observing me. Hmm…I was still skeptical as to why this old man was talking like this? Puzzled look!

We spoke for about 10 minutes, after which he himself said that I resemble his grand daughter and that’s why he wanted to talk to me. He referred me as his grand daughter to the priest also. Me with a relieved look started knowing more about him.

He wished me all the best luck for my GMAT (which is very soon June 28th) and also offered me blessings which was the best part of the meeting. He also told me never to go without talking to him when I go the temple! That was a hospitable meeting that still mesmerizes me!

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Lamha Lamha

I have heard this song Lamha Lamha (both duet and male version) from Gangster for about more than 2-3 hundred times no exaggeration!
Its still stuck on my mind!

Though I dont want go by the context of the movie, I feel the lyrics and song is just so romantic and beautiful.

Abhijith has once again stolen my heart with this song! I was surprised sunidhi could suit this song!

Lyrics:
lamha lamha doori yun pighalti hai
jaane kis aag mein yeh shabnam jalti hai
ho lamha lamha doori yun pighalti hai
jaane kis aag mein yeh shabnam jalti hai
khwaahishon ki shaam dhalti hain - 2
jaane kis aag mein yeh shabnam jalti hai
la la la ...

teri aankhen dikhati hai
hamein sapanen sitaaron ke
ho ho ho
tere hothon pe likha hai
jo tum bole ishaaron mein
ho ho ho
khwaabon ke karwaan mein raat chalti hai
jaane kis aag mein yeh shabnam jalti hain
la la la...

behakti shaam aayi hai
tujhe lekar ke baahon mein
ho ho ho
tujhe chhu loon ke rakhu main
chhupakar ke nigaahon mein
ho ho ho
sharmati ithlaati hai machalti hai
jaane kis aag mein yeh shabnam jalti hain
ho lamha lamha doori yun pighalti hai
jaane kis aag mein yeh shabnam jalti hai
khwaahishon ki shaam dhalti hain - 2
jaane kis aag mein yeh shabnam jalti hai
la la la ...

Wanna hear ?

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Thank you, GOD!


I really want to thank you so much God!

For, you are always on my side,

Thank you for being with me and by my side all the time!

I simply want to appreciate all the grace you have on me.

For, I consider myself very graceful & Safe under your aegis!


My Cab just met with an nasty accident, while coming to office this morning.
Not even a single scar on me or my cab mates and that cab is smashed like anything, but still we are safe.
I am still surprised, I AM ALIVe!
I am glad, I AM ALIVE!


Should I call this my first meeting with Death or a New Lease to life!

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Be strong!

Be strong! The sign of life is strength and growth. The sign of death is weakness. Whatever is weak, avoid! It is death...

If you want to have life, you have to die every moment for it. Life and death are only different expressions of the same thing looked at from different standpoints; they are the falling and the rising of the same wave, and the two form one whole.

-Swami Vivekananda

How can one bad experience completely shake the belief system in a person? Right from the childhood and adolescence we believe many rosy things about love. We feel proud to be in love! An attitude that makes us do anything and everything for a person whom we love.

One fine day one of them leaves the other and just goes off...either gets married to or gets in relationship with somebody else.






What should the person left behind do?
Should one loose faith in love and say love is all crap and that there is no love in this world? Don’t you think the belief system one has since many years has taken a beating?

Doesn’t this show how weak a person is?

One strong wave came and hit the person who is sailing in the boat or say a storm prevailing violently in the ocean destroyed one ship. Will one stop sailing and choose to loose the scenic beauty the ocean and the sun setting in the ocean can give us. Am sure given an opportunity none of wants to loose that sight!

It is the same with not only love but also with other belief system a person has like trust, honesty, etc...

I repeat the question "How can one bad experience completely shake the belief system in a person?”

For that matter "Love" is the same. It never alters itself. It’s only we that add something (may be a good or bad experience) to it and make it divine or satanic!

I only feel that "The sign of life is strength and growth". If one looses wealth...one will try making more money and make sure invests it properly and be sure that the same mistakes doesn’t happen. I know money and love are two different things. But the strategy is the same I guess!

Every person has enough love in him/her. Love can never become less or more. But only the experiences which a person goes through makes a person hide or express love.


Saturday, April 22, 2006

Letter to myself!

Dear Self.

I just want to tell you how much I value you. Without you, I would be nowhere. It is through you that I know God. It is through you that I know others. It is through you that I know my world. It is through you that I know myself.

When all else leave me, who will be there to guide me? When all else lose faith in me, who else will believe? When all others are against me, who will be on myside?

Thank you for being me. During my very short stay on this planet, let's be bestfriends.

Saturday, April 08, 2006

Life



I remember the last time I took life seriously was in my 12th standard. My ambition was to become a doctor and specialize in heart surgery. I really wanted to get a distinction and top the class so that I get a medical seat. On the contrary it so happened that due to the excess tension and peer pressure, I got Low BP and I got dismal score in my exams.

I just couldn't accept this and made my life miserable by thinking about this all the time. But this has taught me one thing. Not to take life very seriously.

My life has become easier now because I got out of my own way; I started to take fewer things so seriously and remember that really very few things in life are in my control. The rest of it sort of happens, and my job is to recognize opportunities and navigate through them.

Happy navigation.!

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Trust & Vulnerability


Do you really trust somebody?

You don't trust somebody until you make yourself vulnerable. Trust is both emotional and logical act.

Emotionally, trust is about giving control to another person, expecting that they will take good care of that control on your behalf.

Logically, it is where you have assessed the probabilities of gain and loss, and concluded that the person in question will behave in a predictable manner. In practice, trust is a bit of both. Whether in a personal relationship or a businessrelationship, trust means vulnerability.

We trust because we have experienced the trustworthiness and because we have faith in human nature. We feel trust.

Does trust start sounding scary? You bet it does! Does the alternative to trust sound even scarier? You bet it does!

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Life in Full Circle

Just a few months ago I met my school crush working in the same company as mine. I thought it’s a mere co-incidence that this happened. But right after 3-4 months after I met my school crush I met my college crush working in my company. I felt as if all my school and college days came right before my eyes and stood still mocking at me to check how much I am transformed.

I was a silent admirer of my crushes. I never expressed what I felt for them. That was simply because whenever I was in front of them I used to feel that weakness in the knees and my face was masked with "Shy". Things that were common in both were that they were very good dancers, they knew how to steal the show and smart.

But when I met them at my work place, I never knew where all that weakness in the knees and shy went off. It was all about a Confidant eye contact with the firm handshake.

There is nothing in this world that stands still be it difficult situations or very happy situations. Everything has to change. We can overcome anything and everything in life. Only thing is it takes time.

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Self-Esteem

You know that you should never let criticism get the better of you. Don't let someone else control your sense of self-worth.

By the same token, don't let praise get the better of you. After all, you alone should control your sense of self-worth.

Of Late, I am getting too many compliments about my voice...usual ones are "your voice is too sexy"...you have a very swweeet voice etc etc…There has to be one or two compliments everyday!

Well, though it’s a very good thing to compliment about my voice...I think I need to have control on my sense of self-worth and not let myself be always on that top of 7 hills :-)

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Happy Valentine Day!


How much can one person love another?
A universe exists in time and space,
Placed within the boundaries of one place,
Pressed into a point far from forever.
Yet love comes to us from some quite other,
Visiting our sorrow with its grace,
Answering our rage with its embrace,
Lending us the wisdom of its wonder.
Even as I say this, you are there,
Nestling in where need undoes the day,
Taking up your small infinity.
Inside my window, you are everywhere,
Nor could I tell how much such love might weigh,
Even were it salient as the sea.

Monday, February 06, 2006

Attitude!

Loneliness.

Solitude.

Is there a difference?The difference is 100% in how you approach it. Isn't everything in life like that?

Good or bad Holiday?

4 days and watched 6 movies! Am I crazy? gotta figure it out.. :)
Two weekends and 2 weekdays off...took off to study for GMAT actually...but did only 30% of study and 30% of sleep and rest of the while..whiled away!

Movies I watched: Kalyug, Rang De Basanti, Family(Good decent movie), Aksar, Mere Jeevan saathi, and Jawani Diwani. Last Saturday watched Zinda.....

Well, I am too confused to write any testimonials about movies I watched.

Monday, January 30, 2006

How Is Your Inner Child?

Your Inner Child Is Surprised
You see many things through the eyes of a child.
Meaning, you're rarely cynical or jaded.
You cherish all of the details in life.
Easily fascinated, you enjoy experiencing new things.


Sunday, January 29, 2006

What pattern is your Brain?

The Following appealed to me the most!


Your Brain's Pattern

Structured and organized, you have a knack for thinking clearly.
You are very logical - and you don't let your thoughts get polluted with emotions.
And while your thoughts are pretty serious, they're anything from boring.
It's minds like yours that have built the great cities of the world!




Your Brain's Pattern

You have a dreamy mind, full of fancy and fantasy.
You have the ability to stay forever entertained with your thoughts.
People may say you're hard to read, but that's because you're so internally focused.
But when you do share what you're thinking, people are impressed with your imagination.

Thursday, January 26, 2006

Happiness!

I love this quote from Bette Davis:

You will never be happier than you expect. To change your happiness, change your expectation."

Finding happiness is like finding yourself. You don't find happiness, you make happiness. You choose happiness. Self-actualization is a process of discovering who you are, who you want to be and paving the way to happiness by doing what brings YOU the most meaning and contentment to your life over the long run.

True happiness is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
-This famous quote on happiness by Helen Keller

Hope is itself a species of happiness, and, perhaps, the chief happiness which this world affords.
-This quote on happiness by Samuel Johnson

Happiness is man's greatest aim in life. Tranquility and rationality are the cornerstones of happiness.
-The meaning of happiness according to Epicurus

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

tagged!!

Hmm….And here goes tagging ….

For whatsoever reason, this sounds to be an interesting tagging.

Anil, Thanks for tagging me to this. Rules of the game are …

1. The tagged victim has to come up with 8 different points of their perfect lover.

2. Need to mention the sex of the target.

3. Tag 8 victims to join this game & leave a comment on their comments saying they’ve been tagged.

4. If tagged the 2nd time, there’s no need to post again.

PERFECT LOVER hmmmmm.......

1. He should be handsome, winsome, considerate, intellectual, and smart.
2. He should have a good sense of humor.

3. He should be honest, sincere, loyal, faithful, peaceful, passionate, happy, and prosperous.

4. He should be strong (esp. mentally), powerful, very masculine, adventurous, loving, and successful.

5. He should be disciplined, have a rich positive peaceful attitude, affirmative, assertive, straight forward, and understanding.

6. He should be sensible, knowledgeable, confident and responsible.
7. He should sing/play my favorite Love songs.

8. Last but definitely not the least. He should prepare very good 'Tea'.

Am I expecting tooo much??? Common, he is my PERFECT Lover. But I promise to reciprocate except that I am very feminine ;)

Sex of the target: Male

Hmmm so guys keep up this tagging tradition….
1.
Amar
2. Prem
3. Harsh
4.
Chandoo
5. Denzil
6. Unknown
7. Coolvir
8. Oxymoron

Saturday, January 14, 2006

Nostalgic

My only best friend S….n is leaving to Mumbai. She married to her sweetheart last year who has relocated to Mumbai now. So she is leaving o Mumbai in few days. She is my school friend. I know her since 7th standard of my school days. But we weren’t great friends when we were in school. I was with a set of other friends whom I am not even in touch of today. Were they just my companions during my school days? Could be…! School days are definitely fun, but I guess the strong relationships can be built during the matured state of mind.


There were so many times when we just fought because one used to score more marks than the other and vice versa. It was all about proving “I am the BEST” than building any friendship.



Sometimes situation used to get simply worse. We used to play pranks on each other and also get scolding from our teachers. Not always though: P





S….n’s and my friendship flourished only after our school days were over.
I joined college but due some personal reasons she discontinued her studies. Well, well, well….she is a talented gal. I won’t be surprised if someday she will be one of the Top 10 Mehendi Designers. My sis is just her fan for her designs.


You bet! There is no topic that we have not discussed. I remember the days when used to crib and crab about everything on earth….which left us light at heart after a while. Well, for that matter we used to get tired and bored of same old cribbings and crabbings :P
So we used to gossip about other things and different peoples. We talked about silly things, discussed of grave decisions that we had to take in time of crisis.
I will miss everything now. She is my only close friend “Till Date”.

Anyways, I guess that’s how the life goes! But I want to tell her that:








I wish her a Happy Marriage and she is a soon-to-be Mamma. I wish her all the best for everything in her life :)











Though she is far away from me, I care for her!



















And I would like to tell her that!

So "KEEP IN TOUCH"!






Sunday, January 08, 2006

Bad beginning!

It’s been almost a week after New Year! Nothing is working at my end. I have been fooling around with time like anything.

I had to spend my New Year’s Eve at my work. After my shift was over by 3.30 am in the morning, I was in my cab that drops me home everyday with two other cab mates who were in the same drop route as mine. While we were on the way to home, on the Hosur road, an accident had already happened and the worst thing was we had to pass that accident. It was a horrifying scene that has just stuck in my mind. The head and the body were apart. I have never witnessed an accident or had seen one. And that too on the first day of the year!

I am trying to get out of this now. First is I am trying make myself believe or pretend as though I have never seen that incident. But this scene is horror-stricken in my mind. Just won’t go!

Followed by this was the CAT disaster, which left me wounded with no calls! Then I decided to take up GMAT. And now it’s already a week over from this year and I am just fooling around with the time on silly things which are really of not much importance.

I just hope my quota of bad events is over for the year 2006! I wish I could rewind this and make a new beginning! Anyways, I am looking forward to only good things happenning with me for the rest of the year :).

Sunday, January 01, 2006

HaPpY New YEar!


I'd rather be a could-be if I cannot be an are; because a could-be is a maybe who is reaching for a star. I'd rather be a has-been than a might-have-been, by far; for a might have-been has nevër been, but a has was once an are.

- Milton Berle, 1908-2002, American Comedian known as "Uncle Miltie"