Monday, April 30, 2007

tagged yet again!!for the 3rd time :D


1. Pick out a scar you have, and explain how you got it:

two dark patches on my left elbow...i got it when i had gone on a cycle ride with a friend and to avoid a mad dog on the street i turned right and my paddle got stuck with hers...she moves away and i fell on the road and hurt myself

2. What is on the walls in your room?
on the pink walls, bookshelves and windows. loads of inspirational posters...pinned up notes...

3. What does your phone look like?
a normal black nokia 6030

4. What music do you listen to?
anything soft and soothing to ears

5. What is your current desktop picture?
a picture of my niece


6. What do you want more than anything right now?

a part time job!a printer,a writer..a digi cam..some clothes,a new cell and a few books!

7. Do you believe in gay marriage?
what??hell no!!

8. What time were you born?
early in the morning,about 5.10am

9. Are your parents still together?
yes.what kind of question is that?

10. What are you listening to?
my niece screaming

12. The last person to make you cry?
samik,my guy...he always makes me cry!

13. What is your favourite perfume/cologne?
i donot use any branded perfume...my favorite is however eu de cologne or any men's deodrant..they are spicy and remind me of waves breaking on the shore


14. What kind of hair/eye colour do you like on the opposite sex?

freshly shampooed but ruffled hair..falling on the face......with the eyes sparkling with naughtiness...is my ideal look on a guy

15. Do you like pain killers?
i donot resort to them,unless in dire situations...used it once though when i fell on my back while skating...it was terrible....

16. Are you too shy to ask someone out?
yes definitely but why bother when i get asked out


17. Fave pizza topping?

extra cheese with macaroni or chicken


18. If you could eat anything right now, what would it be?

one tall glass of milk shake,with an omelette's with stuffings of potato cheese and prawns.with salad,two piece of buttered bread..and a pie to finish off...[my mom is a good cook:D]

19. Who was the last person you made mad?
erm well...since my blog is read by quite a few known people,i ll just name a few people who make me really mad..dainty china doll,snooty man and the unbearable boy...wink wink


20. Is anyone in love with you?

duh!everyone is...i am quite lovable you know....

and now for my turn to tag people..seeing the response to my other tags...i ll just leave it to people who want to take it up...rajeev,steve and sharad are my new victims...since i didnt tag them before...so please do the honors....

p.s-NO MORE TAGS PLEASE!

puzzling thoughts

i came across an article that said a couple of many years split for some issue that could have been resolved this made me think of nature of such relationships that couldn't sustain the strains that life put on us....since reading the article i have been puzzling over an hypothetical situation...and even after a lot of musings..i cant seem to take it out of my mind...so i thought id just put it up on my blog and let my blogger friends help me resolve my puzzle

a girl meets a boy...they become good friends...then they fall in love...their life is almost perfect...he and she is both compatible on every ground....months turned into years and it was time for them to take the next step...since till now almost both their families were accepting towards their relationship...there wasn't a hitch,but then problems seem to rise....the guy turned out to be an escapist of sorts...he dint aspire to live a better life,which most of his peers strove for and got...maybe he thought that for him his being in love meant more than earning well....he talks about this to his girl...she says...you are able in every way,when you can achieve more why settle for less..life doesn't thrive on love,one needs a good living too...this angered the guy...he started thinking that she was just using him..in his anger he talks about her background..which may not have been totally spotless but not undignified too...and till then it never posed a problem....but then now it seemed like an unforgivable sin...till that day the girl didnt even know that the guy felt that way about her...here begins their problems...should they break off while there is still time....or should they be together compromising their lives just for old times sake...

now a few question arises...and i hope you guys help me revolve it....

*was the girl wrong is wanting a proper life for herself?[because there was scope it wasn't as if there was no other way but to live life the contrined way...]

*would a father give his daughter away to a well educated guy but with peanuts for salary...and subject his daughter to hardships in life...

*would the girl be able to bring the guy of her choice to her father,knowing well he cannot keep her happy and that life could be full of hardship

*will love sustain all???

*what will the guy do in a case like this,when he can strive for a better life but he wont for some trivial reason?

*is the girl just really using him?

*was the guy right to hurt the girl by bringing up her background???

Sunday, April 29, 2007

take a bow,the BITCH resurfaces!

trinnnnng!

uffff....who is it now?cant a girl have a moment to herself studying,..damn the caller!

"hello??", came my bored voice
"hello..i am ******* ,[the bitch] calling"...[yeah to mess my life yet again!...i thought to myself]

bitch-why have why have you commented on me to *****
ME-you and me are not even on talking terms...and what i have to say has nothing to do with you..and so just keep out of my life....

bitch-you have hurt me you know?we are not even talking then why did you have to speak about me
ME-hurt?should you be talking about that?you were instrumental in my heartbreak but thankfully that is now my past!so should you be..why do you even bother resurfacing every few months?to agonize me?those days are over dude!i am no longer the meek girl,who readily forgave people and saw only the best best in all...only to be hurt over and over again!you would save both of us the trouble by getting outta my life..you the trouble of being disappointed,because i wont just yield to your evil designs..and me the trouble of putting you to place

bitch-we used to be good friends...i think we should talk and sort out the problems...
ME-you are my past and thats where you should be...yea you guessed it right...in my past!

there i have done it...all those years when i used to cry myself to sleep,agonizing over the fact that a close friend had back stabbed me...being the reason for my heartbreak!i was helpless...i was too powerless to even admonish the friend who wrecked my life...but thanks to her i am where i am...and happy..so dear bitch thank you...unknowingly you have done me a good turn!you didn't do it intensionally but then the good deed was done!you owed it to me,for being a good friend to you...

Saturday, April 28, 2007

Our Casuarina Tree

this is one of my favourite poems so i thought i would share it with everyone....

Toru Dutt (1856–77)


LIKE a huge Python, winding round and round
The rugged trunk, indented deep with scars,
Up to its very summit near the stars,
A creeper climbs, in whose embraces bound
No other tree could live. But gallantly
The giant wears the scarf, and flowers are hung
In crimson clusters all the boughs among,
Whereon all day are gathered bird and bee;
And oft at nights the garden overflows
With one sweet song that seems to have no close,
Sung darkling from our tree, while men repose.

When first my casement is wide open thrown
At dawn, my eyes delighted on it rest;
Sometimes, and most in winter,—on its crest
A gray baboon sits statue-like alone
Watching the sunrise; while on lower boughs
His puny offspring leap about and play;
And far and near kokilas hail the day;
And to their pastures wend our sleepy cows;
And in the shadow, on the broad tank cast
By that hoar tree, so beautiful and vast,
The water-lilies spring, like snow enmassed.

But not because of its magnificence
Dear is the Casuarina to my soul:
Beneath it we have played; though years may roll,
O sweet companions, loved with love intense,
For your sakes, shall the tree be ever dear.
Blent with your images, it shall arise
In memory, till the hot tears blind mine eyes!
What is that dirge-like murmur that I hear
Like the sea breaking on a shingle-beach?
It is the tree’s lament, an eerie speech,
That haply to the unknown land may reach.

Unknown, yet well-known to the eye of faith!
Ah, I have heard that wail far, far away
In distant lands, by many a sheltered bay,
When slumbered in his cave the water-wraith
And the waves gently kissed the classic shore
Of France or Italy, beneath the moon,
When earth lay trancèd in a dreamless swoon:
And every time the music rose,—before
Mine inner vision rose a form sublime,
Thy form, O Tree, as in my happy prime
I saw thee, in my own loved native clime.

Therefore I fain would consecrate a lay
Unto thy honor, Tree, beloved of those
Who now in blessed sleep for aye repose,—
Dearer than life to me, alas, were they!
Mayst thou be numbered when my days are done
With deathless trees—like those in Borrowdale,
Under whose awful branches lingered pale
“Fear, trembling Hope, and Death, the skeleton,
And Time the shadow;” and though weak the verse
That would thy beauty fain, oh, fain rehearse,
May Love defend thee from Oblivion’s curse
.

Friday, April 27, 2007

job hunting!


since the semester is already here...soon time will fly and however bad it may have been....but semester too will get over and the holidays will begin...since this stretch is not the Christmas time...so no scope of actually partying...what with the summer heat scorching...and nothing much to do...i am in dire need for something to occupy time....i could do tuitions but then in this holiday i rather not...what with more effort and peanuts for salary...tuitions are best during semesters...what with ongoing college..with evenings to spare..and added few hundred bucks is a welcome affluence...now what i need is a 4/6 hour shift partime job....if i do manage to get my hands on such an opportunity then i can forget about working or doing tuitions for the rest of the year...my one months salary would suffice.....wondering why i am so fanatic about being employed??well my pocket money is enough but then its no college no pay...and for those extra things that i indulge in just once in a while...going out with friends...buying a book,dress or a gift..all from my own savings...to keep me afloat i just need a part time for the summers...and hopefully i'll get one...i am on a job hunting spree now because then i can take a week off after my semester exams and then get back to going something for the summers instead of just staying home or teach some pesky kid with peanuts for salary....

Thursday, April 26, 2007

nervous rambling....


damn!semester starts this Monday.....and 2.1[literatures of ancient world] being my weakness as always is like a never ending nightmare...studying seems like herculean task!few days back i was still day dreaming...personal notes has been done..all i have to do is to just read through the book and read the class notes..done...chalking out my study schedule seems so easy...but then reality came crashing down..there is so much to study...its like an ocean which doesn't seem to end...notes after notes...pages filled with scribbles and doodles...with heat turned on on full blast...oh god!isn't there any respite from all this??????

hordes of texts even more reference books...and yet more scholars point of view to memorize ....this charade is just to much to handle...its frustrating to read texts which we can hardly pronounce...then analyze it and then make a comparison....shesh!why do mean even express themselves in such a complicated and flamboyant manner....its so painful for us,scholars to read such bombastic work of literature.....here i am doing what i did before my last semester :D...yes i am blogging instead of studying....god help me!specially since my classmates are slogging to perform well..i need at to get atleast a 60% to be in the 1st division category...but at the rate i am going...that seems like a very unlikely possibility....anyways its study time again....break over...ciao!goodnight people!

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

5 ways to be a star!

are you ambitious?will you do just anything to be a star??have you no conscience?then here are 5 ways for you to follow and hit the red carpet....flash bulbs will go off and the nation will watch every breath you take....so sit back and scroll down to know easy ways to be a celebrity...

#1.Date/Marry a star
what can be better than marrying or dating an already well established star to be a celeb yourself...then you can just stop worrying yourself to the grave thinking of other ways to hit the headlines....why not follow the footsteps of some very well known stars of both Hollywood and Bollywood,as they had done to become a star...the richer,scandal friendly and spineless the better

Upen Patel+Amrita Arora
Randeep+Sushmita
Katie Holmes+Tom Cruiz
Ctherine z. jones+Micheal Douglas


#2."KISS" an infamous STAR
do you have a dying,a rather non existent career?why don't you just kiss a c grade wannabe..who sheds clothes at the drop of a hat but claims to be a epitome of morality...dont think twice just kiss her...let the shutter bugs some thing to chew on..and relax while your victim throws a tantrum....still bored!need more publicity??then why not compose a silly song,awful for the ear drums...and the lyrics of your song?do you even bother about that?well publicize this event...as if others want to hear it but then who cares....
Mika and Rakhi sawant


#3.Hire a good publicist and spread rumors

you are famous but then you want to be among those who are absolutely indispensable..a living legend, a must in all elite gathering...you want to be known in both Hollywood and Bollywood social circuits..as if having your wax statue in one of the most well known museum isnt enough....who cares if your foreign projects bomb at the box office?..just a hire a publicist and spread the rumor that you ll be the next babe in 007 bond flick..and then dispel it saying you just cannot accept such offers...exposing is a strict no no..... wondering who this person is??...hint hint ...why our very own miss owrld...Ashwariya


#4.Claim to be married to a BID Bollywood Star

remember Jhanvi Kapoor???the lady who claims to be married to AB baby...and she decided to pull a stunt so typically fhilmi...but slashing her wrists...of course it all is not true,what not people do just to hog a 15 sec claim to fame...yes yes...people can stoop that low...just to take a shot at publicity...to revive a non existant career....sigh!good riddance of rotten rubbish :)

#5.Star in a reality show
absolutely bored...no projects to keep you busy...join a reality show[both Indian and British version]claim to be a victim of racism...see the votes pour in...and in a day your a big celeb...money pouring in....shutter bugs trailing wherever you go...and what more...actually offers come your way with free publicity...
remember Shilpa Shetty?

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

happy birthday sachin!


Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar, born 24 April 1973) is a current Indian cricketer who was rated by Wisden (2002) as the second greatest Test batsman ever after Sir Don Bradman. He made his international debut in 1989 and holds several batting records in both Test Cricket and ODI Cricket. A perennial crowd-favorite, he is the only Indian cricketer to receive the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, India's highest sporting honour for his performance in 1997-1998. Many commentators and fellow players regard him as one of the greatest batsmen the game has seen.

Tendulkar was named after his family's favourite music director Sachin Dev Burman. His father Ramesh Tendulkar was a Marathi novelist. He was encouraged to play cricket by his elder brother, Ajit Tendulkar. Sachin Tendulkar married Anjali Tendulkar, the paediatrician daughter of Gujarati industrialist Anand Mehta. They have two children, Sara and Arjun. Tendulkar sponsors 200 under-privileged children, every year through Apnalaya, a Mumbai-based NGO associated with his mother-in-law, Annaben Mehta. He is reluctant to speak about this, or other charitable activities, choosing to preserve the sanctity of his personal life despite the overwhelming media interest in him.

BATTING STYLE:right handed batsman
BOWLING STYLE:right arm leg break
right arm off break
right arm slow medium

TESTS ODI'S
Matches: 135 384
Runs scored: 10,668 14,847
Batting average: 54.70 44.05
100s/50s 35/44 41/77
Top score: 248* 186*
Balls bowled: 3,330 7,709
Wickets 38 148
Bowling average 50.68 43.79
5 wickets in innings 0 2
10 wickets in match 0 n/a
Best bowling 3/10 5/32
Catches/stumpings 85/0 115/0

wishing you a very happy 34th birthday sachin...may you make a thunderous comeback!

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Parent-Child Equation


parenting has undergone a sea change than what it was just a few generations back....here having kids is termed as planning kids...where couple analyze their careers,financial abilities and emotional capacity to provide kids and then they "plan babies"......

earlier within a year of marriage family and relatives would urge and pressurize couples to have kids or even at least think of having kids...then having kids was more like filling in the social need to complete the family...it had nothing to do with celebrating a new life..the first kid initiates this social process and the second becomes the playmate of the former and also completes the family....but now the scenario has undergone a drastic change....the young and ambitious fullfill their their desire to start a family only after their other interests are fulfilled....and to me i think this is the best way..despite the absurd idea to actually plan a family,as others opine...at least today's parents are devoted in all respects to kids...they are aware of the responsibility that they are taking on in life...

arguably earlier the parents gave in heritage to the kids,a good value system...but despite the materialistic world as it now is,the parents now give the emotional aid to the kids that previously parents lacked...parents are the providers of the children but the needs of the kids are not limited to just material things like money for school,college,tuition,pocket money,clothes and other necessities...parents in quest to be ideal for their kids establish themselves as staunch authority rather than bringing themselves to be friends with the kids..not being a parent myself it wrong for my part to judge parents but as a child i can say...if you cant give your all..be it financially or emotionally then dont have kids...but when you find yourself unable to do so why put your child to any inconvenience....world thrives on money agreed..just providing materials for survival is not enough the emotional bonding with kids is required too...just because we are reared a particular way,does that mean that we should subject our kids to that?there are many unfortunate who dont have kids of their own...i say its better of being that way than be bad parents or being unable to be the ultimate shelter for your kids...

i have heard my friends complaining....one of them says...my folks force me to fend for myself before graduation,[that too i took a stream they picked out for me and not from my own choice] when they can very well afford my financial responsibilty..they choose to spend life luxuriously,indulging in things that they need not..instead i do a part time to earn my keep and they want a share of my salary [however meager it is]...the other friend says....just because i didn't go into engineering and i am excelling in english honours in a reputed college...my dad is subjecting me to utter humiliation in front of the plumber,mechanic people in our complex etc...why?because i choose to study what i loved and was good at...now i have to fund everything on my own,with zero assistance from my father.....another friend confesses that she too faces something similar and yet different...her dad is the most caring dad...he provides for her...it always here to pick and drop but then on an emotional level...he is just not there....he doesnt care for them...no family outing,no vacation no family time...she gets no emotional comfort in her parents who just take on the role of provider and nothing else....even her mother who has never been a friend to her.......

these are just a few examples of some problems we the kids face..these may not be huge issues..but neither are they trivial enough to be sidelined...its a matter that every parent to be,should consider before bringing a child to life..because later it compels the kids to wonder if they were just,a part of a social process to complete a family and their importance to their family is nothing but that.let not the children wonder,if parents are unable to take on responsibility of kids why have them in the first place....many will argue that their parents are not this way...all i ll say is that those who are not among the group undergoing what most do,are infact very lucky. for in everything situation,exception is truly the rule....

Saturday, April 21, 2007

TAGGED!

hey people i have been tagged yet again and this time rajeev has done the honors!bear with me here i go....

7 Things I want to do in this lifetime:

1.i want to be a writer
2.i want to tour the world
3.go on Oprah Winfrey show
4.i want to own a sea facing apartment
5.i want to have kids :D
6.learn to play the guitar
7.have an enviable library and cd collection


7 Things I can do:

1.cook[i make amazing coffee]
2.i am good with kids
3.i can fix a fuse :D
4.i can swim,row and skate
5.read books 24*7 without a break!
6.stay awake for days altogether
7.manage any kind of situation and take responsibility


7 Things I can’t do:


1.play my guitar!
2.write using ornate language
3.put on make up like a pro!
4.tolerate snobs,liars and Hippocrates
5.show emotions blatantly like others can.
6.i can't sing even if i am paid to.
7.keep my closet in order


7 Things that attract me to other person:

1.intelligence
2.ability to strike up a conversation
3.being good with kids
4.courteous and responsible
5.broad minded outlook
6.mature and sensible
7.expressive


7 Things I say Most Often:


1.uff!ar parchina![i cant take it anymore]
2.what rubbish!
3.korbO NA[i wont do it]
4.shit!
5.yea...it happens
6.take life as it comes...
7.our doubts are traitors,it often makes us loose what we could have achieved,by fearing to attempt


7 people i want to take up this tag

1.cindy
2.rohit
3.ani
4.soohini
5.priyanka di
6.lisa
7.diviani

Thursday, April 19, 2007

the big fat bollywood wedding


Speculation of former miss world and AB baby dating each other had tantalized the nation and made the crowd go berserk... "rumors" they denied...until early this year..the magnanimous Amitabh Bacchan himself confirmed to this royal engagement....since then news papers have been filled with the supposed dates of the grand wedding,the designers of the trousseau making the finery this famous couple...news channels carried guest lists as who is invited and who is not..media followed the patriarch of Bollywood as he toured the country warding off the evils of the planetary positions..subjecting the former miss world to ultimate humiliation,with several havans being held,sacrifices being given and generous donations being doled out..reason??Aishwarya is a mangalik....yes u heard it right...even in this 21st century people are that superstitious...and much more than these super stars can candidly admit.....

when i let my thoughts drift i am filled anger against the cruelty of the media...we always highlight how these celebs devise plans to hog the limelight to get that extra publicity but we often forget to think sympathetically from the prospective of these celebs who are denied a normal life because of who they are...and i am just going to highlight these ignored truths of our life....

wedding is the most important event in ones life...to add paparazzi and media trying their best to capture every moment and every expression..and then telecaste all over the nation...may sound all exciting and fun..but,when you think this situation from a celebs prospective you realize its ones worse nightmare come alive...what with ones most private and intimate moments being made public..where is the scope to savourthese precious moments of ones life?how awful is that? moreover,wanting a private wedding with just near and dear ones too becomes an offense..what with news channels putting hourly updates as to who is still not invited..and so and so ex-boy friend congratulates and so and so is ignored so as to get back...this is ludicrous.....isn't people entitled to their privacy,isn't it up to them whom they invite and whom not?whom to donate and whom not???who are we to dictate terms anyways.....

many say Ashwariya is too cold...she brings nothing but doom to the people she dates...i say i am not too fond of her but as a human being i must admit...it takes that special someone to make one react warmly...and certainly Abhishek Bacchan has done that and much more...the ice queen is no longer so..yes maybe ash is almost always is politically correct but do we have the right to judge her for that?her "no comments" stand and for that matter the fact that she never slings mud,bitches about co stars or even protests for the wrong that is written about her....so what its her decision...i think she is maintaining a dignified silence...way better than people who think they get away with whatever crap they write about her or the other actors who issue such moral hogwash they they will send the nuns running for the convent but in actuality they are just wannabe's wanting to make an impression....leaving aside the frivolities many green with envy will not admit but ash and abhi does look like a couple very much in love and quite made for each other and its time we all give up our negativity and wish the couple a happy married life!

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

phew!!

finally study leave has begun....and what a beginning!!...my aunts turned up all of a sudden for a night stay yesterday...and it was great fun...yesterdays "adda" session in college was quite entertaining..what with lazing around in BBC and then having coolfi and having our famous philosphical talks...schocking khyati with the MMS...heheh!poor girl...now i am planning to take 3-4 days off and get back to studying...loads to study and time is just running out...so its time to let my hair down,relax and get rejuvenated,to slog to finish of the semester exams with elaan...cheerio!

Monday, April 16, 2007

Subho Naboborsho

Wishing you and your family "subho naboborsho" [happy new year]

এই যে দেখো এসে গেলো
বাংলা নতুন সন,
আনন্দ আর হাসি গানে
ভরুক সবার মন।

নববর্ষের এই দিনে
বলতে আমি চাই,
সব দুঃখ ভুলে গিয়ে
চল এগিয়ে যাই।

বিষাদ আর চাই না মোরা
চাই যে কেবল হর্ষ,
বলে গেলাম সবার তরে
শুভ নববর্ষ।

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Semester flashback 2

Hurray! This semester has officially come to an end. Its flashback time. Unlike last semester when I was literally moved to tears just thinking that we won’t have the same professors but this semester, its relief. It’s been a terrible 4 months. Studies were tougher than ever. Honestly I didn’t know what I was studying for…I answered randomly without knowing what I was writing was what was asked in the question! Somehow I have managed to scrape through….slogging never seemed to come to an end. Texts were too tough to comprehend….but I am glad somehow I have managed to hang on and not given up into despair!

I was very apprehensive to go back to college after the last semester…I was shattered and I dint want to face people…things weren’t right first week…but then slowly things fell into place…..I have evolved as a person…I did a lot of growing up to do…I finally broke the ice between a “Senior” and me. and after that I found a wonderful friend in her…so much for prejudices!

CLAI…brought with it loads of fun and enjoyment….it brought all of us close as a unit….we used to be in college from early morning till late into the night…it seemed that our department was having their own little marriage ceremony…everyone was busy. there was an excitement in the air….on the first day of CLAI our semester results came out…what an excitement! Thankfully I did well….managed to get a first class….Rohit made me proud... He topped our class…and someone else didn’t…the dinners and lunches sitting around chatting is something I’ll never forget, sharing this kind of time with friends hadn’t been possible before….

Salsa was born in the month of February and what a celebration it was….the several meeting with her…and finally holding her and cooing to her was something that brought back memories of my niece……

The study session in my house…the Herculean effort to study and understand “French hour” …..lazing around and finally getting back to studies…initially it looked more like a party than study session but then so many of us huddled together, cracking jokes and playing pranks while studying was fun!

Sanskriti! This was our first year to witness Ju fest! I must admit it turned out really well…being a part and attending to the so called “sanskriti committee” and knowing that sanskriti may not happen…budget crisis! No sponsors! All was a mess. More so political undertones… then a total detachment from everything. Sanskriti brought with it more bonding , more fun and more ways to be together and celebrate

What will always be memorable is the BBC sessions, after a grueling week…slumping down on the ground and just relaxing with friends… chatting, laughing singing songs and teasing each other and then drowning in the retrospection of life…and where it will lead us to…

Abhinandans house party….10 of us huddled in a small ac room…laughing away to glory! having fun like there is no tomorrow….coffee making sessions…and ultimately boozing and then getting drunk [not me, my friends]

Then came Elections! Rohit and Soura won the CR seats as against someone…and ah! Aren’t I happy! FAS won all over….and what a celebration it was! Moreover our friend Soura was the CR as well as AGS…it was a double celebration!

This semester Nimisha, Khyati Rohit and I we joined Italian classes….the first few words in Italian michiamo raka, come stai? bene grazie e tu?...it was whole lot fun…finding excuses not to attend classes…hogging sessions after the class…those chats near the gate…all will be memorable to me…..its been a joy ride learning Italian.

This semester we managed to shoo RC away for good. Subha di went away JNU and Swapan babu was no longer our professor! But he came in for 4 days. And took our classes to fill in for the other professors…though the study session was hectic [1 ½ hours in a row]…I realized that it was fun. and there is another side to him than what meets the eye….

Last two weeks were extremely exhausting! what with internals almost everyday…classes and then again extra classes and what with the strike and the DL being closed more problems…and now that finally the classes are over. no more internals and no more going to college…I am too fatigued to even feel bad that finally the sem is over…I know something…I am going to miss Debasree di a lot…somehow I haven taken a liking to her…and I ll miss having her around…

In two weeks the semester is coming up…I’ll take a break of 2-3 days, unwind and then again get back into studies….this semester is tough…so extra slogging is required….hopefully this time I study hard enough to maintain my first division. It seems just yesterday that we entered JU and in a blink of an eye a whole year went by…soon the new 1st years will troop in and we’ll be seniors! Yay! 2nd semester is finally over……….

Friday, April 13, 2007

Hillary Duff



okay people i love Hillary duff,i started to watch lizzie msguire and from then onwards i have watched all of hillary's movie and gradually i simply adore her...i came across Lizzie McGuire when my niece was watching Disney channel...just into the first episode i feel in love with her..Lizzie is a a common girl...no airs and graces to her...she is what she is!not the high school babe!she has the two best people as friends Gordon and Miranda...and together they lead a life less than perfect with Matt[Lizzy's brother]always up to some mischief or another...one can easily relate to Lizzy..not all are rich,famous and always in "vogue"...on the contrary Lizzy is firmly grounded...trying hard to maintain the status quo and trying to live up to the standards of the bitchy bitch Kate....despite being old enough to watch MTV i cant help being addicted to Disney channel...its a way i keep the inner child in me alive...whats surprising is my friends in college in college too watch disney!how cool is that!

here is a little insight to Hillary duff the much famed "LIZZIE"

Hillary Erhard Duff,the American pop princess is born September 28, 1987.After gaining fame for her starring role on the television show Lizzie McGuire, she went on to have a film career, and her most commercially successful pictures include Cheaper by the Dozen (2003), The Lizzie McGuire Movie (2003), and A Cinderella Story (2004). Duff has expanded her works into pop music,Hilary Duff was born in Houston, Texas, the second child of Bob Erhard Duff, owner of a chain of convenience stores, and Susan Colleen Cobb.Halie Katherine Duff,Hillary's sister participated in the ballet The Nutcracker Suite with Columbus Ballet Met in San Antonio,at the age of six.Her first major part was as the star of the 1998 film Casper Meets Wendy, playing the young witch, Wendy, who encounters the animated character Casper.Lizzie McGuire, which first aired on the Disney Channel in January 2001, was a ratings hit.Her first album was Santa Claus Lane (2002), a collection of Christmas songs which included duets with Lil' Romeo, Christina Milan, and her sister Halie. Also,"to The Santa Clause 2" and another song, "What Christmas Should Be" was used in Cheaper by the Dozen.Duff sang several tracks for the soundtrack to The Lizzie McGuire Movie, including "Why Not".Her next album was Metamorphosis (2003),in which she sang "So Yesterday,"Come Clean" and "Little Voice".

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Exhausted!

Whatta week!with tests all around the week and the slogging that went behind it...the innumerable number of classes and extra classes...scores and scores of test and some more....piles and piles of xerox...sun scorching and almost killing us....as if this was worse..my pc choose to malfunction just when i needed it to work,just before my exams!traitor!it seems like forever,i was slipping in and out of bed...sleep hardly came to me as the alarm always went off as i snuggled in.it was a never ending round the clock stressful two weeks......what with this being the last week for internals...and the marks being required for our end sems...which of course is round the corner!uff!

amidst time crunch...and hordes or tests...came another blow!another political fight SFI vs Anti SFI....uff...supposed murders[dead actually walk about on campus..u know lol]the ailments...the mass plunder...burning and rampage....sham!sham!all a sham....no one spares the other...the question of right and wrong long being forgotten by both sides....then came JUTA calling for a strike!for god knows what?i am no one to comment...result??well classrooms locked with mysteriously keys being vanished,libraries in a state of repose...but do u really think our profs succumb to such mild protest and stop classes...hell no!!they took classes in stair cases,their rooms and in certain extreme cases they even found "innovative" ways to open the classrooms.....

probably the only good thing that happened this week was the internal results of previous test...must i say i have done miserably?erm!well not exactly...have got decent grades...at least i am happy....i don't care about others....i am not competing with others but just me from last semester....so its me who has to be satiated in the end...how magnanimous is that!lol!only i know how much i have slogged or rather i am slogging to get mere marks!sometimes i wonder why i dint put this kind of concentration and hard work while i was at school...i was reputed as the bright girl who was too lazy to work hard....my god!wont my teachers love to eat their words if they are to see me now....

yes yes...i am stopping here...enough of gloating...but then i felt i deserved it..after all that has happened...and mind you the week isn't over...we have to work an extra day on Saturday :(...and we have a test too..its the last internal this semester..and after that a grateful study leave of 2 weeks!time to repose now..cherrio!

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Oprah Winfry


i have been following Oprah Winfrey show for quite sometime now...and there were times when i was in splits and others,when i was moved to tears...Oprah has that kind of effect on people....she speaks with conviction...she deals with matters passionately,a no-nonsense lady...who is alone responsible for who she is...one may think oh!she is a darn rich lady...so perfect...no traumas and no pasts haunting her...what would she understand of people's suffering....if you too think this way....then think again....she comes from a broken family....driven to poverty at an early age...a druggie and then being knocked up by someone..and child molested from when she was just 9 which went on till she way 13...at 14 she gave birth to a baby boy..who died soon afterwards...series of failed relationships....but Oprah...never lost her soul...she faced hurdles and she knew she had it in her to overcome it and she did...now she is the world's richest black American woman,of African-American origin.

today she hosts a show that had created history..its in showbiz for almost 2 decades and more....and she has wooed,befriended and captured the hearts of her viewers without so much as a fight....people simply love Oprah...the best part about her is...she is who she is...and she is never ashamed of it....she seeks for help when she requires it,and is never afraid to do so...and this conviction on her part has helped millions who have come on her show...she has gone to the end of the earth to help AIDS affected patients...she has taken her cast and crew along with their families to a paid vacation...she has given away cars to all her audience...yes!thats how generous she is...she has revealed secrets,which no other talk show host would have ever imagined doing...helped people to accept their problems and seek help....talked on topics considered a taboo..and help people accept realities...

heres a few facts about the much beloved Oprah-

Oprah Gail Winfrey (born January 29, 1954) is the American multiple-Emmy Award winning host of The Oprah Winfrey Show, the highest rated talk show in television history.She is also an influential book critic, an Academy Award-nominated actress, and a magazine publisher. She has been ranked the richest African American of the 20th century,the most philanthropic African American of all time,and the world's only Black billionaire for three straight years.She is also, according to several assessments, the most influential woman in the world.

Oprah Winfrey was born in Kosciusko, Mississippi, to a Baptist family. Her parents were unmarried teenagers. Her mother, Vernita Lee, was a housemaid, and her father, Vernon Winfrey, was a coal miner and later worked as a barber before becoming a city councilman. Winfrey's father was in the Armed Forces when she was born. After her birth, Winfrey's mother traveled north and Winfrey spent her first six years living in rural poverty with her Grandma Hattie Mae. Winfrey's grandmother taught her to read before the age of three and took her to the local church, where she was nicknamed "The Preacher" for her ability to recite Bible verses. When Winfrey was a child, her grandmother would take a switch and would hit her with it when she didn't do chores or if she misbehaved in any way.

At age six, Winfrey moved to an inner city ghetto in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with her mother, who was less supportive and encouraging than her grandmother. Winfrey has stated that she was molested by her cousin, uncle, and a family friend, starting when she was 9.

Despite her dysfunctional home life, Winfrey skipped two of her earliest grades, became the teacher's pet, and by the time she was 13 received a scholarship to attend Nicolet High School in the Milwaukee suburb of Glendale, Wisconsin. Although Winfrey was very popular, she couldn't afford to go out on the town as frequently as her better-off classmates. Like many teenagers at the end of the 1960s, Winfrey rebelled, ran away from home and ran the streets. When she was 14, she became pregnant, but lost the baby after birth. Also at that age, her frustrated mother sent her to live with her father in Nashville, Tennessee. Vernon was strict, but encouraging and made her education a priority. Winfrey became an honors student, was voted "Most Popular Girl", joined her high school speech team, and placed second in the nation in dramatic interpretation. She won an oratory contest, which secured her a full scholarship to Tennessee State University, a historically black institution, where she studied communication. At age 18, Winfrey won the Miss Black Tennessee beauty pageant.

Friday, April 06, 2007

stressed!


its been the most hectic week of this semester,what with classes from 10.20 straight to 2pm and sometimes even 3pm at one go...its been one helluva week...it seemed like forever..one teacher was going out and the other coming in...class after class...no sleep even less food....slogging for test...not faring well at all....more tests...more sleepless nights and more and more heat and humidity....the weather totaly betrayed us...with the mercury rising.....uff!!

yesterday was the last day of college for the week...and what a relief!we get three days to prepare for the next batch of tests.....after working so hard all week,yesterday,we all took a break...and we decided to laze around in BBC[basket ball court]it was a fine evening....all of us...lying down flat on the grass...talking and enjoying the cool breeze and setting sun...all of a sudden,out of nowhere came a football....and WHAM1straight on my face..for a few moments i was numb and had a black out...then there was an excruciating pain....tears rolled down involuntarily...thank god my friends were there....i went to bed yesterday with a awful headache and swollen face...boy!whatta week!