Monday, December 27, 2010

The Big Black Box

Its been a long while since i blogged. I have been suffering from what bloggers generally call, a writer's block. I spent nights staring at the screen, wanting to write but facing a big black box in my mind. It felt like, the box comes right in front of everything else, blocking out every other thought that would have been blogged otherwise.
There were several things i wanted to blog but could not because of this so-called writer's block. I am finally here, making an attempt to move that big block out there.
Here is one thing that I have been dying to blog but resisted the urge because i was quite sure that i would, sometime in future, will look at it and repent that I ever wrote them. But still, the devil in me succeeded. Here it is. The ill-fated Ooty Winter Survey Camp.
Everything that begins well ends well. A famous maxim. But let me tell you. It is an utter lie. I am more a believer of Murphy's Law. If everything seems right, then something is about to go wrong. Now, that is a line. A perfectly true one. Our trip to Ooty began well. One cannot say a perfect start, but yes, to an extent, it began well. It can be said spotless if the fact that TTR shouted at us for all the havoc we were creating in the train can be forgotten. The toy train journey was simply wonderful. Breathtaking views of the Nilgiri Valley were a feast to our eyes.
The first two days went very well. Personally, it was great. I had an exclusive tour of the entire hills in the name of Site Selection for Surveying. The next two days went in surveying Thalakunda, Our Surveying Site. It was all serious work. Okay, not so serious. Well, basically very little work and a lot of fun. So far so good.
As i said, it looked too good to be true. And right I was. The happy event of cake cutting on the ill fated 4th of December turned out to be a messy one creating cracks, fissures, inside the class. Words were said and feelings were hurt. The unwanted entry and words of some special people resulted in further chaos and hurt. (The way i feel about these special people would require another big blog. Hence, i am omitting the part here) I once read somewhere "No one has the power to hurt unless the word they say mean a lot". I was a real fool to have let them hurt me. I could not help it. I was hurt.
Once again, it was my dear friends that I turned to. My friends were the ones who stood up for me during the fateful night and i realised how much i love my friends. It feels good when someone stands up for you even when its not the right moment to do so. The only good thing that happened that day was my discovery of some really good friends who will be there for me always. The ill fated night ended with one of the girls hospitalised because of wheezing and cold.
Yes, the Cold. I forgot to mention the biting cold there. I was beneath layers of clothing and could still feel the cold bite into my skin. My heart yearned for a warm bed. But still, we had fun in the cold. The Hot tea in the roadside tea shop and the the Hot Bajjis from another roadside vendor were a real treat. We stayed at YWCA. The reception, warm and welcoming, was another place where we had fun watching the TV. Also the Thendral and Tandoor Mahal Restaurants deserve a special mention as we stuffed ourselves with the food there.
After the ill fated night, things went on as before. But now, the crack had widened. I spent all of my time with my friends while the rest of the class were in a world of their own. All I could remember of the subsequent days are the times we were together.
The dodabetta and the botanical garden were superb. The sights were quite refreshing, quite different from the concrete views of the Chennai city. We also had a camp fire. It was okay. But our personal camp fire (after the rest of the class had left) and the midnight noodles were great, memories to be remembered always.
The day of return arrived and we left Ooty, more divided than we came. May be its jinxed. The survey camp always widens the crack. I left wiser and clearer on people's thoughts. I finally reached home at midnight and fell into my beloved warm welcoming bed. My search and yearn for a warm bed ended.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Late night grumbles...

Its been a while since i blogged. Something seems to have gotten inside me these days. I have become hyperactive these days. My emotions are on a roll. I laugh easily and i get upset so easily. The best thing is I do not seem to remember why i am upset after sometime. I seem to forget the reason why i got upset in the first place. Sounds crazy, isn't it?
If someone comes up to me and asks "what is running through your mind right now?", I could give him ten different answers. Yes, ten different things seem to run through it.
First of all, there is my motivation letter to write for DAAD WISE internship. I am supposed to be writing that down now, but I did not have enough motivation to write the motivation letter. Ah, what a paradox!
Then, there is this finals of heptathlon which i am supposed to conduct. I am supposed to be showing the final format of the finals tmrw. Yet again, I did not want to do it.
Then, there is the assessments coming up. Though i have never cared a dime about them in college, still it is tiring to think about them .
Then there is this and there is that. The list of things to do and think goes on... I wish I could be in two places at once or atleast had a time turner like in Harry Potter.
Inspite of all the activities around me, I still feel bored. Bored beyond words. It all looks the same. Nothing new to interest. Nothing new to inspire. That is the reason i have been away from blogging for days now. May be one of these days, i will snap out of it.
Thats all for now. Off i go to bed, after yet another dull boring day.

Friday, October 8, 2010

A day full of fun and frolic :) :) :)

Its been long since I blogged. I had been too lazy to write something and post it. But today, it felt special and so i am here to blog it.
The day began like any other day, me staying up late until early morning 4 reading a book and then getting up late and ended up going late to class too. It was Agni today and so classes got suspended after 10.
We had already booked tickets for Endhiran and so we were off to the theatre soon. Chennai buses proved its fickle nature as usual and we ended up going to Abirami Mall in Auto. We entered the theatre on dot for the film somehow.
About Endhiran, there is only one word to describe the movie-"incredulicious". Yeah, totally awesome. When lights came on during the interval, i couldn't see a single face in the crowd who was not wearing a smile. I was apprehensive of the hype given for the film. But after watching it, i realized the film was totally worth it.
So went the afternoon and evening and then came the night, there was Agni night events to look forward to. One of my good friends' team performed a variety show. Well, my throat went sore and my voice was hoarse by the end of their performance.
I thought the day was done but no, there was still more in store. One of my passed out seniors from SQC came and provided the perfect ending for the perfect day. There were nearly 10 of us and we all went to the stalls at the expense of that senior. It was the best two hours I have had recently. While i had a splitting headache before, it was replaced by laughter now. We all laughed so much and i loved every moment of it.
Further night events were totally forgotten in the wake of the fun we were having at the stalls. Soon it was time for us to return to hostel. Thus ended my day filled with fun and frolic.

Saturday, August 28, 2010


It is almost 2 30 a.m. and I have college tomorrow. But still I am wide awake. Can i be termed as sane? No, most of my friends would say a big 'NO'. Perhaps, i am not myself these days. It is like i am out of my own self and watching myself go by. Ah, I don't even know what that means. I feel so helpless and confused at times. May be it has something to do with the huge amount of idle time i get these days. Moreover, one can say, idle moods, when you don't feel like doing anything. All you want to do is think, think and think about some pretty confusing unanswerable questions which are sure to leave you depressed. I seem to have got loads of such questions which go round and round and round my mind and never lets me stay in peace. Like a ping pong ball, it keeps bouncing off, never resting.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

At loss of words....

Its not every day that i find myself unable to speak even a word while in company of people. Considering how talkative i am, i know its rare, very rare indeed. But, it was THE DAY. I was dumbstruck. The reason??? I was in company of one of my passed out seniors, awestruck by his words.
He sounded like a walking encyclopedia. Talk about anything, he had something to say and what he said was not some random crap but always something valid. I have met people like him before. They tend to act like a big know-it-all. But what i have not seen is the surreal combination of intelligence, simplicity and humbleness. He was a perfect mix of all the three. One hour of talk with him felt like i have been into a google search or something. Such was his prowess. But still, he had his innocence intact. His guileless self amazed me. Such a gem. A true genius.
With all my heart, i say this, hats off to you, Srinath anna. You are really great and sure to go a long way in life. I am really proud to have known a person like you. Good luck :) :) :)

Sunday, August 15, 2010

The August 15th....

Its been a while since i blogged. Not that i am busy, its just that nothing seems to interest these days. Okay, so lets get to something serious.
August 15th. The date rings a bell in every Indian citizen. Yes, the independence day. The day, when one can see people going around having the flag pinned on their dresses, the day when you see our tricolor flags hung everywhere. On this day, people try to show their patriotism and love towards our country in every way possible.
But the real question remains: Is it enough to exhibit patriotism on one single day??? Is it okay to be an ignorant citizen the rest 364 days???
Well, wondering why i am asking such serious questions all of a sudden??? Well, my friend had a project to do on patriotism and these things came up.
Patriotism is not paying respects to the country for just one day. It is about doing something for the country every single day. The definition of patriotism has changed over years. Back in 1947, fighting for the country was patriotism. But now, after 63 years of independence, it is not the same. Just saluting the flag on independence day doesn't count as patriotism anymore. It is lot more than that. Voicing your opinion about something that is spoiling the society, paying your taxes regularly, and small things like that count as patriotism.
So on this 64th independence day, wake up. Do something really for our country. Continue to do something small for our country every single day.
Happy Independence Day!!! :) :) :)

P.S.: For more, read

Sunday, August 1, 2010

A post on friendship day

I had meant to blog so much today, but did not find time. Life is full of surprises. I got many shocks and sweet surprises. One sweet surprise was an old friend with whom i had lost contact for few months. Another surprise was another friend who pinged me for the first time on his own. As for shocks, i seem to get loads of them. I learnt how blind i am, not seeing the obvious. I seem to be the last to know of some things of very obvious nature.

All that was yesterday. Today is a fresh day, friendship day. A wonderful day dedicated to friends. Friends, the word itself brings smile to my face. They are the bestest things that happen to us.

A friend of mine said it must be "I'm still your friend day". I found this very appealing as it is this day friends who had a fall out or lost contact, take time to call up and talk. Whether it is "friendship day" or "i'm still your friend day", it still remains a special day meant for special people in this world.

To all my wonderful friends out there, love you all a lot :) :) :)

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

A magical evening !!!

How can a gloomy day turn to a most cherished evening of your life? Once again, the answer is friends:):):) Practical persons do not believe in fairy tales and i am a practical girl. But, the evening turned out to be really magical for me!!! It was like ' you are somewhere in a corner, with darkness slowly creeping in n suddenly, boom!!! there is light, which grows brighter n brighter n brighter until it fills up your entire skies'. This is how i felt today. From the deep gutters of my mind, i was escalated to the top of the world, all thanks to my wonderful friends :) :) :)

I was in SQC, breaking my head over how i am supposed to conduct an event on thursday when only the posters have been ready by tuesday. Then comes my friend who tells me, we have to meet one professor at the health centre n so i pack up and start towards the health centre n when we near the gallery gate, she says: "come on, lets go to the gallery". Only then i realise it. They were going to cut a cake for my birthday which had gone by during the summer hols.
WOW, i never gave it much thought after coming to college and so this was a wonderful surprise. Another friend also celebrates her birthday in the hols and it is customary that we both cut cakes together. So there it was, two beautiful square cakes with our names n candles on it, one in white n other one in pink. A total of 18 of them had come n we all made a pretty sight together :):)

Soon the birthday wishes were made and the candles were blown. The cakes were cut and gobbled while the icing on the cake found its place in my face and the rest of the friends' faces. Now comes the best part, one of the my adorable friends gave me an self made card with all eighteen's thumb impressions n some more from some special people. It was a really sweet gesture that had tears to my eyes which i succeeded in banking up to some extent.

But the surprise for the day was not over yet. My friends gifted me with Eric Segal's Love Story. I couldn't control anymore and there were tears in my eyes. It got the most unusual reaction. It was almost like yipppeee, she cried :) :) :) I was ssssoooo hhhhaaapppyyyyy at that moment :) :) :) :) :) We clicked away as many pics as possible. Soon we departed and i was back in my hostel room recalling the moments with the pictures. I also took some good pictures of the gifts i got this birthday. My nineteenth birthday would be the most memorable one. And this magical evening would be long remembered.P.S: This post is dedicated to all my friends in college who have made the world look beautiful and magical just for me. Love you all :) :) :) You are the best :) :) :)

Sunday, July 18, 2010

To my dearest Pavithra.......

Its been a year now. Its been a year since she left us. A day of complete shock n despair.
I was with her in the morning, in our college canteen fighting for a bite of the candy she was having.... n then in the evening, i get a call.... that she's dead.... i couldn't believe it at all... i remember walking all the way from IRS to hostel feeling numb... If only she had not gone out on that particular day... if only they hadn't swapped places in the car... if only, if only, if only.... the list continues... but it happened... the accident... the death... and a year has gone by with out her... but not a day without remembering her...
Once in a while you meet somebody new whom, it seems, you've know from the start. You feel, you've found someone special to trust and confide in, someone with whom you can talk heart-to-hear. You share a strange closeness and a feeling that you know, will never end. Once in a while, you meet somebody new, who becomes such a wonderful friend. She was one such wonderful friend. I miss her everyday. We had planned many things to do together. All were left undone. Miss you a lot, pavith!!!
Here are the David Harkins' lines that gave me comfort:
You can shed tears that she is gone,
or you can smile because she has lived.
You can close your eyes and pray that she'll come back,
or you can open your eyes and see all she's left.
Your heart can be empty because you can't see her,
or you can be full of the love you shared.
You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday,
or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.
You can remember her only that she is gone,
or you can cherish her memory and let it live on.
You can cry and close your mind,
be empty and turn your back.
Or you can do what she'd want:
smile, open your eyes, love and go on.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Empty thoughts after a terse day

I am confused, bothered n feeling as empty as a hollow bin. Then, what the hell am i doing here??? I am not sure. One thing my mind has continually failed to register is the fact that people change. Though being told many times, it just fails to input the the idea. Reason??? The same answer again. I am not sure. But I am sure of one thing: if you expect a person to remain the same, you are going to be hurt. So never expect anything from anyone. Expectations hurt.

One more thing i am sure of, right now is, never try to think in others' place. I am not sure if i nailed it down right. Let me explain. Its like this: you have a thought, you are not sure of it, so you put yourself in others' place n try to assume how they would think. Trust me, such tries would lead to nothing but unwanted worries. So never think too much.

The last thought for the day: After you rant about your worries to your friend, if you thank them for hearing you out n if you go on n tell good things you really mean about them, they would dismiss you as just being nice n making it up to please them. So never tell good things about a person to the person himself.

Well, thats the end of it. This looks like the most terrible post i have written. But then, i wanted to write something, anything at all n hence the above result.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

A strange feeling of missing someone...

It is almost the last day of second year of college. All in hostel are happy about the holidays. But I am bothered. I tend to get a little brooding as the last day approaches. A touch of sadness. As a hostellite, i am supposed to feel happy that i will be going home soon. But I feel differently. It is this sense of missing people that haunts me during the last days of the academic year.
Being in college gives you a sense of togetherness. No matter, you know a person or not, studying in the same college means they're like from the same family. I dont know about other, but they seem so to me.
Today, I was walking on the college road. I saw some final years. I got this thought: "This might well be the last time you are going to see some of these people". I felt terrible. I get used to people easily. It is something like this : I see someone daily. Even, if that someone is unknown to me, I get into the habit of seeing them daily. So if they are not to be seen someday, I would feel odd. And to think that I will not be seeing some of them hereafter, it feels awful.
Oh, the intrications of human mind!!! I know very well all would come to this stage someday. But still, my brain just fails to register just that. I felt the same way last summer. I thought that I might get used to it. But, i ended up feeling the same way this year too.
I do not know why i wrote this post. It just wrote it in a flash.
To all the finals years of my college this year, "WILL MISS U A LOT!!!"

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

My first trip to home as a hostellite !!!

I slept for four straight hours today afternoon and so here i am, again, sleepless, trying to while away my time. I had always wanted to blog this. Never had the time until now. So here i go....
October 25, 2008
It was a day i was looking forward to. I was leaving for home that day. I had not gone home after joining the college in August. I was in hostel for the first time and three months was too long a stay away from home.
There was supposed to be a human rally or something for which all the first years were supposed to go. As usual, i managed to escape... :P:P So i had the afternoon, all to myself. With packing over, i had a lot of time and so decided to bug a friend who was in the nearby room. It had started raining and the hostel floor, being slippery, failed me yet again. I slipped and fell down flat. Well, nothing happened. Thank God, i was not ready to stay behind because of some broken bones.
Due to diwali rush, i was not able to get a train ticket. I had a ticket booked for a bus from CMBT at 8 40. The plan was perfect. My uncle was to pick me up from college at 7. But as they say, things can go wrong when least expected. Rain played havoc. It rained so hard that day that traffic was paralysed in Chennai. Well, i do not exactly know if i am right in terming it as a heavy rain. Streets of Chennai get flooded with just a drizzle sometimes. Anyways, the end result was complete paralysis of traffic. My uncle, whose office was in Nungambakkam, was stuck in the traffic there.
It was 7 already and he was still stuck. He called me up n told me to take the electric train and come to Nungambakkam. I rushed out of the college only to find the Sardar Patel Road in a complete standstill. So i had to walk all the way from my college upto the Guindy Railway station, nearly for 3 kilometres.
Just imagine. 3 kilometres walk in the clogged road... with the one suitcase in hand and to top it all, my slippers got torn. I would have made a funny sight... A suitcase in one hand, torn slippers in other!!! But nevertheless, i was merry. Never in my life had i been more happier to get wet in the rain. The traffic was so jammed that on a particular bridge, i had to walk on the divider, balancing the luggages in my hand!!!
Finally, i reached the station, from there, my uncle picked me up in his car. I thought that my ordeals for the day is over. But not yet. We reached CMBT by 8 40. I went all the way running from the entrance to the platform only to find out that the bus has not yet arrived. I had to wait. I waited, waited, and waited. Finally, the bus arrived at 2 in the night. Phew, what a day!!! I reached home at 11 next day.

So the lessons i learnt from this:
1) Never trust Chennai roads and traffic...:)
2) If the plan looks perfect, be sure, something will go wrong soon...:P
3) One can have fun even admidst all the trouble...:D

The post looks too long, but couldn't help it... Bear with it...:):):)

A happy day admist hectic weeks !!!

What can be the best thing that can happen when you are in the middle of the exams and yearning for a break from it??? A day with friends.... :) :) :) Yeah, that is the best possible thing....
The day was The Mother's Day. As a loving daughter i am, i called up my mom and wished her. Had a little chit chat with her. With exams the next day and no mood to read, i ended up watching a movie. An interesting one.
A friend had invited me over for a lunch at her place. It was a meet up which was planned and got cancelled time and again. Somehow things worked out that day. She picked me up from the bus stop and another friend joined us at her place. Well, being an hostellite, it was great to have some good home food, had a nice lunch. It was fun watching her serve us lunch while her mom took the opportunity to complain about her so-called-kitchen skills :P :P :P
After lunch, she showed me around. Hers was a very nice, cosy place to live in. The best thing i loved about her house was the terrace. I have always been a big fan of open terrace and mango trees. Hers was a rare combination of both, a big open terrace and the mango tree that hovered over the terrace, cooling off the heat. The spot looked so inviting. Three of us settled down there, under the shade of the mango tree, on the open terrace, talking. We had so many things to share. We would have sat there, for nearly three hours. The trio of us, on the terrace, going on and on about college, school days, psychology and what not!!! I am sure, we made a fine picture, under the mango tree. There was not a moment in three hours when i felt any sort of monotonicity. As darkness crept in, i realised it was time to leave. Alas, i had Object Oriented Programming, the next day.
Things good conversation can do to you!!! I was refreshed, recharged and full of energy. Yeah, a day with friends can do all that to you :) :) :) I was so fresh in mind that i ended up finishing the preparation for the exam in just three hours :O :O :O I was astonished at myself!!! But then, i thought it was okay to prepare for three hours for an three hour exam :P :P :P
The day was very special indeed. Though it seems to be any ordinary day, the time spent with them on the terrace made my day. I realized something how much i loved them!!! This post is dedicated to the two friends who made my otherwise ordinary day extra-ordinary :) :) :)

Thursday, May 6, 2010

A Short, really short flashback !!!

Well, as i sit down to write this post, i'm really not sure what i'm going to write. I am completely clueless. Yet, i feel like writing. So here i am, scribbling.
Two years of college gone !!! Gosh, quite fast.. I still remember my first day in college. So many laughs, so many tears, so many memories to cherish, all in just two years of college. I guess i will have enough content to write a 1000 page novel by the time i finish my college. No worries, i am not planning on writing one. :P
First semester was bliss :) Had a great time as the class rep. Got so many friends in both college and hostel. I would never forget my first trip to home from hostel. What an adventure!!! (will write about it in a separate post)
If the first sem was bliss, I could say the second semester was heaven :):) With classes a rarity, no one would have had the type of fun we had. Again, i was the class rep. And as a sacred duty, did my best to cancel even the rare classes...:P I made great friends in second sem, my gang of friends(me, subha, vaish, sharmi, shine n shangy). I met some really good souls in this sem. People whom i will remember always. Well, I had this strange wish.... to stand outside the hostel gate for coming late after the closing time and it got fulfilled at the end of second sem...:P
Then came the third sem. What can i say about it? The beginning of the sem was marred by a sad, very sad incident indeed :( The death of my closest friend in a car accident. I was totally devastated. My first year roommate, my confidante in college, she meant a lot to me. It took great efforts to act normal for a month or so. But, philosophically speaking, time is the best healer. Only then, i realised the real importance of time. We had planned so many things to be done together and everything was left undone. It was then i decided that i am going to live life as if there is no tomorrow. Cherish every moment. We, friends grew really close during this semester. Ah, those birthday cakes n those short, sudden outings, really unforgettable :):)
The fourth semester can be termed as an eventful one, academically speaking. I did my first out-of-the-college paper presentation at IIT kharagpur. What an experience!!! Then, the project for Kurukshetra. Our project was on THE SMELLY COOUM. I got to know many people in this semester and some of them, i am sure, will be remembered with lots of love and affection forever in my heart :):)
Thus ends a small sweet review of the two years of my college. A really short one.
Only as i wrote this, i remembered so many things. So many small things i had almost forgotten. As i started this post, i was thinking what to write n now i'm filled with memories waiting to be penned down. Guess i will be posting them soon.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Books and me

I just couldn't stop myself from writing this blog. So here it is......
I visited a library today. I did not realise how much i missed the books until i was there. Seeing so many books, surrounded by books of many of my favorite authors, a sense of euphoria took me over. I just couldn't stop myself from grinning. I was so happy. I am sure people in the library would have thought me a bit eccentric. But i didn't mind a bit. Nothing could banish the smile from my face. Thats the place books hold in my life. I'm the happiest when with books. It takes me to different places, away, far away from this monotonous world.
"Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counsellors, and the most patient of teachers."
You can turn to a book whenever you want. Depressed??? read a happy book and cheer up. Happy??? read a great book and enjoy it. Angry and frustrated??? read a thriller and just let it out. Whichever mood you are, you can find a book to suit you. Such is the pleasure of reading. You can always forget whatever you have in your mind and get carried away to far off lands with the characters in it. So next time you have something going on in your mind, take up a book and chill out. Happy reading :)
Finally, some lines from a bibliomaniac:
"Books to the ceiling,
Books to the sky,
My pile of books is a mile high.
How I love them! How I need them!
I'll have a long beard by the time I read them."

PS: This might look boring. It actually is... But as i mentioned already, i just couldn't stop myself... So bear with it... :P

Monday, March 29, 2010

One true lazy sunday........

As i sit down to write, i find myself thinking about what i am supposed to be writing. I had someone telling me this:"It is ur blog, ur thoughts, it is U". Very nice way to put it. I decided it then. I am not going to think of anything. Just going to write whatever that comes to my mind first. So before you proceed, be warned. You may find something written about something common and mundane.

Recently, i had been involved in so many things that i never got a sunday to myself. There had been too many things to do, too many things to think about and too many things happening around. With so many events happening around like college symposiums, culturals etc., its difficult to get a sunday to one self without any intrusion. Something or the other would turn up. I was longing for a lazy sunday. Soon, my wish came true. I got one beautiful day to myself. Got up late, had breakfast, then went on to read a book, lunch in the middle, then sleep. Again got up, dinner, then a walk in the college and then browsing until late night.... God, what a day..!!! I really loved it.

Some might think that this looks pretty boring. But let me tell you, there is really no pleasure equal to the one you experience when you get up from sleep knowing that you can really go back to sleep if you want to. What a pleasure..!!! People say "An idle mind is a devil's workshop". But let me tell you, "An idle mind is angel's sanctuary". Sounds very biblical though. Remaining idle gives you time to think over things, to realize your own feelings, emotions, mistakes, desires, needs and all such things. Once, you're aware of what you want, there can be no stopping. You can go all the way and get it. You can complete a journey only if you know what your destination.

So take time to remain idle. It might do you some good after all. Better still if it is sunday.... Happy Sunday :)

Monday, March 8, 2010


Regret. One most hated five letter word. Most painful one. Regret is an emotion that comes out when we realise that we have done something wrong which could have been rectified had we been a little more careful. It is synonymous with repentance. But regret is more personal. When your actions affect a stranger, you repent it whereas you regret your actions if it had hurt your loved ones.
There are so many adages such as "look before you leap" telling us to be cautious of our actions. There is a hindi couplet which goes on something like this "Ab pachtaye hoth kya, jab chidiya chug gayee keth?" meaning "what is the use of repenting when the birds have already eaten the crops?." What is done is already done. Nothing can be done with it.
So dear all, no matter how angry you get, no matter how worse the situation is, never do something stupid nor say something foolish because spilt milk and spelt words cannot be retrieved. If you do so, you will be left to regret it later.

Monday, January 25, 2010

The blue dusk

Have you ever wanted to run away? Go and find the real self.... Of course, many of us would have felt this urge at some point of life... In fact, I have had such urges a lot nowadays... Every time I feel so, I take a look at this picture... Imagine myself in it... sitting with someone i love... my family, my brother, my friends... and take a long deep breath... And tadaa... my urge to run goes away and so does my stress... If you ever feel so, do try this technique out... I'm sure it would work for you too...
Good Luck...

Monday, January 11, 2010

The new year resolution

Hi dear all....
A whole new year has begun. 2009 is a goner now. 2010 has dawned upon us with a number of promises and gifts. Personally, i am angry with 2010. Look how treacherously has the dates been placed that almost all holidays fall on week ends. A great loss to us, the students.
Yet, 2010 is a year of boons and prizes. Humanity has successfully completed a decade into the twenty first millenium. But if it continues at this rate, it is quite doubtful that the homo sapiens species will live to see the thirtieth century. yeah, i am talking about the pollution levels and the damages we are causing to our environment. At least in the land of Pandora, the Na'vis had their mother Eywa to protect them in times of troubles. We do not have any such shelter and hence it is high time we realized that we are pushing our mother earth towards the edge. If she snaps, we all are going to be in great danger.
So lets take a resolution this new year, to make earth a greener, safer and happier place to live. Go eco-friendly. Save earth from us, for us.