Foreword

There is neither a structure nor a texture to this blog. The subject matter can be anything and everything under the sky that I feel about at any given point that I happen to sit and blog rambling about everything in general. My thoughts and views are basically influenced by what I read, hear, gather, and ponder... if there is any copyright violation which I have not duly acknowledged, kindly let me know.

Ref: Chichkoo is what I lovingly call my daughter, kiddo my brother, amma and taatee my late maternal grandparents, and OA is the other adult in the family.

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Oct 18, 2006

Breeeaaaak

Thanks for the concern buddy, I am perfectly alright and in Bangalore taking a break from work at home :-).

Not able to blog as I have too many things to take care of... will be back soon with a bang... until then, will keep hopping your sites as and when I can manage to sneak into the net. :-).. happy Diwali, ramadan.. and most of all... "happy every single day" to all of you.

Oct 10, 2006

A Good One



People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime. When you know which one it is, you will know what to do for that person. When someone is in your life for a REASON, it is usually to meet a need you have expressed. They have come to assist you through a difficulty, to provide you with guidance and support, to aid you physically, emotionally or spiritually. They may seem like a godsend and they are. They are there for the reason you need them to be. Then, without any wrongdoing on your part or at an inconvenient time, this person will say or do something to bring the relationship to an end. Sometimes they die. Sometimes they walk away. Sometimes they act up and force you to take a stand. What we must realize is that our need has been met, our desire fulfilled, their work is done. The prayer you sent up has been answered and now it is time to move on.

Some people come into your life for a SEASON, because your turn has come to share, grow or learn. They bring you an experience of peace or make you laugh. They may teach you something you have never done. They usually give you an unbelievable amount of joy. Believe it, it is real. But only for a season.!


LIFETIME relationships teach you lifetime lessons, things you must build upon in order to have a solid emotional foundation. Your job is to accept the lesson, love the person and put what you have learned to use in all other relationships and areas of your life. It is said that love is blind but friendship is clairvoyant

Oct 4, 2006

Puzzle Time..

Pebble Story

Many years ago, in a small Indian village, a farmer had the misfortune of owing a large sum of money to a village moneylender. The moneylender, who was old and ugly, fancied the farmer's beautiful daughter. So, he proposed a bargain. He said he would forgo the farmer's debt if he could marry his daughter. Both the farmer and his daughter were horrified by the proposal. So, the cunning moneylender suggested that they let providence decide the matter.

He told them that he would put a black pebble and a white pebble into an empty money bag. then the girl would have to pick one pebble from the bag. If she picked the black pebble, she would become his wife and her father's debt would be forgiven. If she picked the white pebble, her father need not repay the debt and she need not marry him either. But if she refused to pick a pebble, her father would be thrown into jail. They were standing on a pebble strewn path in the farmer's field. As they talked, the moneylender bent over to pick up two pebbles. As he picked them up, the sharp-eyed girl noticed that he had picked up two black pebbles and put them into the bag. Now, imagine you were standing in the field. What would you have done if you were the girl? If you had to advise her, what would have told her?

Careful analysis would produce three possibilities
1. The girl should refuse to take a pebble.
2. The girl should show that there were two black pebbles in the bag and expose the money-lender as a cheat.
3. The girl should pick a black pebble and sacrifice herself in order to save her father from his debt and imprisonment.

Take a moment to ponder over the story. The above story is used with the hope that it will make us appreciate the difference between lateral and logical thinking. The girl's dilemma cannot be solved with traditional logical thinking. Think of the consequences if she chooses the above logical answers.

What would you recommend to the Girl to do?

If you already know this, play sport and if you dont know give it a try....

Good luck!!!

Bingo.. Shilpa got it right first... you try it on your own and go to the comment section only after you try..

Oct 3, 2006

Tag-o-Mania :-)

I have been tagged by Itching to Write for 9 wierd things about self and Shilpa to list out 8 things about myself. Thank you both of you for finding me tag-worthy :-). Am combining both of them and here I go..

The rules of tag, as I learn and understand are
Mention the name of the person who tagged you. Take up the tag and pass it on to 6 others and also leave a comment in their blogs notifying the same.

Heeehaa.. so this is going to be me ga-ga'ing no end about I, Me, Myself.. in a lengthy tag-o-blog. So, get ready for the ultimate torture of the day :-).

Weird!!!! That must be my second name, 'cos I had been told time and again that most of the things I do are wierd. Come to think of it, I consider not being weird wierd actually :-)).

I cant recollect faces. I remember people and I can recognize them in an instant with their names as well but I just cant recollect their faces by closing my eyes. There was this person with a beard in my office, who used to sit in the cubicle next to mine. I used to see him regularly and talk too but once when someone asked if he had a beard, I was total blank...

I Love Screaming. Yup, much to the discomfort of the people around me, I just love to scream and make crazy noises without any reason. When I am alone, reading, watching TV, etc., , I suddenly get these bouts.. making strange noises leaving people puzzled if I am actually crazy and I actually love screaming out the songs very out-of-tune types :-).

I just cant stop laughing at times. I get tears even when I laugh and it is very difficult to stop laughing some times. I laugh so hard that I end up holding my stomach, wiping my tears much the embarrasment of the other person at whose expense I do the laughing ;-).

I have a split personality. Scary.. uggghhh... not really so :-). For those who are close to me, I am this nonstop chatterbox whose jaws hurt if I remain silent for some time whereas for a few, I am a Miss. No-Nonsense, To-The-Point person... Suppose if the two happen to be acquaintances, they would be wondering if they are discussing about the same person.

Weird Sleep Posture. This is really sush-specific I guess and I dont really know how I got it but I just cant sleep well until I sandwich my head between two pillows, closing both the ears, i.e., turning to my side resting my head on one pillow and then putting another pillow on the other ear. I do twist and turn a lot but this MUST be the sleep-onset posture.

Dessert First. I just cant resist temptation to start with the dessert first in a buffet dinner which embarrasses the person who accompanies me but again, I just cant have it the other way ;-).

Re-reading Books. I can read any book 'n' number of times, even the suspense thrillers, without getting bored. Of course, not at one go but with some time gap and some other books in between.

I cant stand leaking taps. I just cant stand the sound of the waterdrops from an improperly-shut watertap. It feels like a pounding in my head and must get up and close it properly to concentrate on anything else.

I smell food before eating. One thing which I get scolded for each time I am at the table. My food should smell good for me to actually relish it.

Having done this, I am sure I am real nuts :-).

I tag
Kalpana
Shilpa -- tag you for to know your weird side ;-).
Drama Diva
La Vida Loca
Lalitha
Jeannie

Oct 2, 2006

RD gems..

AAaaah.. I fall in love with this book each time I read a new one or re-read the old one.. I have this habit of re-reading books all the time... is it weird??? no idea, nevertheless, I enjoy them all the same :-).

There was this feature called Points to Ponder up until late 90's which offered these rare gems. I still wonder why they wrapped it up though..

No birth certificate is issued when a friendship is born. There is nothing tangible. There is just a feeling that your life is different and that your capacity to love and care has miraculously been enlarged without any effort on your part. It is like having a tiny apartment and somebody moves in with you, but instead of becoming cramped and crowded, the space expands, and you discover rooms you never knew you had until your friend moved in you... Steve Tesich

This soo true, when there is true love or bonding, we continuously keep re-discovering ourselves. One does not suffocate the other, rather extend a fresh breather. I just marvel at how beautifully the words can be woven together to convey a meaning.

Perfect Marraige... does it exist??

Well, a perfect marriage and a great marriage.... what would I prefer????

In a perfect marriage, everything is always the finest and best imaginable; like a Greek statue, the proportions are exact and the finish is unblemished. But who knows any humanbeings like that?? For a married couple to expect perfection in each other is unrealistic. The unblemished ideal exists only in happily-ever-after fairy tales. "If two people agree on everything, one of them is unnecessary." The sooner we accept that as a fact of life, the better we will be able to adjust to each other and enjoy togetherness. "Happily incompatible" is a good adjustment.. Billy Graham in Just As I Am.

This is so true, giving each other space, understanding each other's inconsistencies and fears, helping each other grow as individuals, coping up with things with minor disagreements here and there is all about life.

Have you ever noticed that when we start thinking about certain things constantly, they seem to be popping up from all the corners?? Like say I hear a new thing for the first time and think about it.. surprisingly I seem to find that everywhere I look around or every time I talk to a person.. or maybe I have been hearing and looking at it all the while but it suddenly acquires a new meaning when I actually look at it, I subconsciously pick it up and focus on it primarily.. Relationships seem to be my new-found fetish these days and no matter whatever else I read, my eyes are fixated at you know what ;-).

For Evil Eyes on LO