Showing posts with label Friends. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Friends. Show all posts

The Day GOOGLE has no DOODLE...!!!!

Ohhk folks.. Just tell me one thing..Which is the first page that most of you type on the address bar whenever a question hits your mind..??? Its Google..Right..??? Most of us even have it as the home page....And out of all the times that we search for information on Google, how  many times have you noted those fabulous fancy  fonts and styles(aka doodles) in which the words GOOGLE are written..!!???

I mean haven't you found this creation amazing..??? One word written in different styles giving the whole picture a completely different look and meaning and symbolizing something which even pages of words cannot describe!!!! The creative team behind all these wonderful Doodles is just too good. I, in fact wait to see those doodles everyday...And the day Google has no Doodle, the page looks so plain....No Doubt the Google logo itself has its own simplicity and smartness, still the way the doodles convey the special messages and events at the same time with the words - "Google" makes it all the more interesting...!!



My favourite series so far has been the Olympic doodles..It was one of the best creations with most of the doodles being animated and also depicting a particular sport.So tell me..Is it the same with you?? Which are your favourite Doodles online??? What other things amaze you on the net while surfing???

Waiting to hear from you all..Take Care..Keep Doodling till then...!!!!

Opposites Attract ???? Part-1

He was tall, dark and smart.Wherever he went, he made his presence felt to one and all.Extrovert by nature,he had knowledge on a wide variety of topics.That made him capable of contributing to all kind of discussions around and leave a long lasting immersion on the people around.Anyone who saw him once would surely wish to talk to him at least for a while and know him better....

She was no exception to this.On the first day of their class she noticed him and instantly felt like talking to him..getting to know him..But she was not like the other girls in the class...She was an introvert,shy to make new friends quickly and so she hesitated to take a step forward.While all other girls had got around him at least once before the lunch break she could not even bring herself to look at him in the eye fearing what if he would be looking in her direction and would catch her looking at him.. But deep inside she knew she would look at him, know him, talk to him.... Soon...

"Pal..pal..pal...har pal,har pal..kaise katega pal...." beeped her ring tone jolting her to present.She glanced at her cell and saw it was his call.She picked up the call and with a smile in her voice said, "Hiee....!!"

"Hello...Wassup??"

"Nothing.Just thinking about you..."

"Tell me.....Do u do anything other than that these days..?? Please pay attention to your studies jaanu...."He said in an advising tone.

"Haan re..I will study ..Was just reading a novel......"

"Novel,novel,novel...How can you read so much..??? It just dozes me off....."

"May be you never found an interesting one....."

"I dont want to find too..You continue with ur reading jobs...I just love to hear the

stories from you later.."

"But I think you wont like this one..."

"Why..??"

"Its actually on your favourite subject of interest.."

"Are you reading some self improvement again..????"He asked.

"Right....So when do you wanna hear my version of 'The Greatness Guide' ??"

"Not now.....So had your lunch???"

"Yeah...."

"And what did you have today, Sweety..???"

"Actually I just had rice and curd... It's so hot around. I don't feel like eating anything..!!"

"Hmmm... Thats the most nutritious diet you know..You should have that only three times a day...!!"

"Ohh please yaar...I already heard a lecture from Mom..Now you don't start over it.... I don't like all those vegetables..You know naa....!!! "

"Yeah I know.... In fact I even wonder how closely I have known about you in so less time.. Remember the first day of our class...."

"Hmmmm.. .I can never forget that..."

"You know I had noticed how quietly you were sitting in one corner of the room.. I thought you would be rather arrogant.. not even trying to look at YOUR HIGHNESS..."

"Ohhhhooo.... Tum koi Dude ho kya..?? Why should everyone look at you..??"

"C'mon even you the reason..."

"Haan haan.. I know.. Now don't laugh... You guys are like this only..."

"Like what..???

To be Continued..............

P.S. : It seems like an eternity since I have not posted here. I don't know what was happening but then something has motivated me to be back & this time I thought of this topic. I have expanded the idea as much as I could imagine & since I could not go anywhere further, I made it into a series. I have absolutely no idea of what even to write for this next part...I hope it just leads to something good... Lets just Wait & watch...!!!

Till then..Kudos, Cyaaa..... TC... :)

What's in a NAME...????

You all have come across the phrase "What's in a name..??" What does it mean to you..??

For me, my NAME means everything... It something so closely attached to me, so much a part of me that I don't even need to be conscious while saying my name.. And I am sure, it would be the same with everyone. We are all very possessive about our name. Even hearing someone calling out our name sounds so sweet at times, no matter how common the name may be and when we meet someone with the same name as ours, we immediately feel a sense of bonding with that person. We suddenly identify the same kind of problems with our names,the mistakes people make, the jokes played cracked and the most important...... the way they call you out.....

It dint matter to me if someone called me by a different name or rather say different versions of my name... I don't have a problem when people call me with different names but then I don't like people who are not so familiar to me, calling me with short names.. People call me Urvashi ( I really like to be called that), then some call me Urvi (Hmmm.."Urvashi" might be a bit long. So I'm fine with "Urvi" too.. Mostly everyone in family calls me that... ) Uru (it is I guess the shortest possible version of my name and some close friends call me that). Even some blogger friends initially adressed me as "Urvashi from URNER??!!" I was so happy at that time to have my name as part of my blogs name. Then there is another list of being known as so & so's Daughter, so & so's sister, and the customised names and pet names too...



But I have been christened the most in the last few days and that's at my office.Now here, most of the officers are senior and they always introduce themselves with their surnames. I find this really strange because I'm used to address people by their first name. So I even asked for their first names and I prefer calling them that ways. Now the problem started here. I addressed everyone by their first names whereas they are used to being addressed by their surnames and so they found the former strange, so much so that they dint even realise I'm calling out them... On the other hand, they don't remember my name and then they call me with an altogether different name and due to that, I'm christened almost daily at office. "Unnati", "Urmila", "Urmi", "Vrushali", "Aishwarya" are some of the names that I hear daily. Then there area few versions of my surnames too. Then there are customers who would want to know whom they are talking to and when they come back to branch, they just say some girl with name from "U " had called us and then it dawns upon everyone that it must be ME..

I find this all so funny that I wish everyone around remembers my name soon because I find it difficult to respond when someone can't remember my name & call me by the wrong name.... I really wonder how Shakespeare said that "What's in a name..???"

The COUNTDOWN Tag..!!

Hello All..I am here with a longggggggggg tag this time..!! I came across this on Anish's Blog some time ago and found that it had a lovely set of questions. Though it took a lot of time to answer them all, I am finally done with it and the Countdown Begins here......

Ten How’s:
1. How did you get one of your scars? I got one when a glass jug broke and a piece hurt me on my wrist when I was less than a year old.

2. How did you celebrate your last birthday? It was an awesome day. My cousins came over exactly at midnight. Then I attended a family function. Friends came home in the evening which was a surprise since we were just a few days away from our final exams…Loads of phone calls and wishes.. All in all..a memorable day. ..!!

3. How are you feeling at this moment? A little sleepy. Just had lunch.

4. How did your night go last night? Had a sound sleep.

5. How did you do in high school? Pretty Good..!!

6. How did you get the shirt you’re wearing? I’m wearing a dress that I brought myself.

7. How often do you see your best friend(s)? Hmm…these days just once in a while.

8. How much money did you spend last month? Who keeps a count..??!!

9. How old do you want to be when you get married? Aww….Marrriage here too..Yaar I’m just 21 and all around I only see the word “Marriage”. Hopefully a couple of years more to go for “Marriage”.

10. How old will you be at your next birthday? Two-two…Twenty two…!!

Nine What’s:
1. Your mothers name: Tag hai ya Family tree..!!!

2. What did you do last weekend? Attended a family function...

3. What is the most important part of your life? My Family.

4. What would you rather be doing? Nothing much. I wanted to complete this tag since long.

5. What did you last cry over? Hmmm… over some argument with my brother.

6. What always makes you feel better when you’re upset? Reading something.

7. What’s the most important thing you look for in a significant other? Intelligence, confidence & a good sense of humour.

8. What are you worried about? Auto rickshaws are on strike here today. I am worried about how I would reach my work walking when I have sprained my ankle..

9. What did you have for breakfast? Tea with biscuits.

Eight You’s:
1. Have you ever liked someone who had a girlfriend/boyfriend? Naa….

2. Have you ever had your heartbroken? Hmmm.

3. Have you ever been out of the country? Nooo.... but I want to....

4. Have you ever done something outrageously dumb? Yeahhh......many a times...

5. Have you ever been back stabbed by a friend? Not really. I preffered to stay away from such FRIENDS from the beginning.

6. Have you ever had sex on the beach? Naa…It’s a wild idea…!!

7. Have you ever dated someone younger than you? Younger or elder would matter if I would have dated someone.. Right..!!??

8. Have you ever read an entire book in one day? Yeah…many a times and 5 Point-Someone is one such in the league. I still re-read it in a day whenever I’m bored.

Seven Who’s:
1. Who was the last person you saw? My mom.

2. Who was the last person you texted? Last night to my friend Jinen.. that reminds me.. I have not sent a single message today.. Aww…

3. Who was the last person you hung out with? Cousins..

4. Who was the last person to call you? My sir to inform me about the change of time to reach office...( andthanks to it. .That I am writing this..!!) :)

5. Who did you last hug? hmmmm......

6. Who is the last person who texted you? My cousin di..

7. Who was the last person you said “I love you” to? The first and the last person is yet to come in my life.

Six Where’s:
1. Where does your best friend(s) live? Some in the same town, some at a little distance but all of them in Mumbai.

2. Where did you last go? In the kitchen to have lunch.

3. Where did you last hang out? At a mall.

4. Where do you go to school? GO..?? I WENT to school and where…?? Hmmm… This tag has many personal questions.

5. Where is your favorite place to be? Home Sweet Home..!! :)

6. Where did you sleep last night? On my bed in my Bedroom.. (I think there could have been better questions starting with "Where".. then why this..???)

Five Do’s:
1. Do you think anyone likes you? I don’t know...!!

2. Do you ever wish you were someone else? No. had this feeling earlier but now I love myself, the way I am....

3. Do you know the muffin man? No!!! Who's he???

4. Does the future scare you? Naa..

5. Do your parents know about your blog? No....Only my brother knows.

Four Why’s:
1. Why are you best friends with your best friend? Because there is some connection I feel with them. Something strong that bonds us.... Tough to explain but easier to understand.

2. Why did you get into Blogging? To express my views, to explore my writing skills , to spend sometime doing something I love..

3. Why did your parents give you the name you have? Because my Dad loved this name and he had chosen it even before I was born….

4. Why are you doing this survey? hmmmm.... I love doing Tags and so I’am doing this one too..

Three If’s:
1. If you could have one super power what would it be? To fly like birds to different places...!!!

2. If you could go back in time and change one thing, would you? Naa..

3. If you were stranded on a deserted island and could bring 1 thing, what would you bring? A return ticket to go back from where I had come. (C'mon.. one PJ in a post is bearable and I could not think of any 1 thing..!! :P)

Two Would-You-Ever’s:
1. Would you ever get back together with any of your ex’s if they asked you? No, I guess.

2. Would you ever shave your head to save someone you love? I wonder how would that help but if does then Yeah..…

One last question:
1. Are you happy with your life right now? Yes happy but there are things which would make me Happier.. So, Just waiting for them to happen..!!

I tag Niraj, Rohit, Bharat, ADreamygal, Harini, Urvazee, Meow and all others who like doing tags with this one..Do let me know if you are taking this up..!!

P.S. : If you read this entire thing really and are still reading this..... Thanks a lot..!! :) :D

FaceBook IN, Orkut OUT...???

I still remember the day when I was asked by my cousin "Are you on Orkut..??" and I was like, "Orkut..??? What is that..??" Yeah I dont mind to admit that I was at that time really dumb about these things.. specially to this whole world of Internet and social networking. That was about some four years back... I did not even have an email ID before that. The reason for it was mainly ignorance.. I did not know that outside my world there is so much more to explore and I never even felt the need for such a medium of communication....

Then after my junior college I began to know things about Internet and orkutting and mailing etc. etc.. It was an awesome period discovering new things and finding I was finding it amazing... The whole concept of social networking fascinated me.

"Orkut" was the first social networking site I joined. I loved to create profile, fill in all the details and the DP... that is the best part about it.... I always upload cute pictures of cats, animals, babies, sometimes sayings or quotes on my profile. I loved to change them frequently.. Once in a while I upload my own pic for a few days... I always like to hear from my friends by means of scrap about how they were and what they were doing. Then there are testimonials.. I still find it the best feature of Orkut and I really love personalised testimonials, both- to write and receive.... Scrapping ,chatting, changing status messages, adding videos, discussions in forums.....I never knew when I became so much a part of this world which I dint even know once upon a time...



Then with time, I even created a profile on FaceBook but I never accessed it.. It was mainly because I did not understand the interface only. I always liked and preferred Orkut to FB... I somehow felt that FB had too much of stuff on one page.. the small font, the page divisions , the friend suggestion (I still don't understand how this feature works.. :P It suggests anyone and everyone as friends...!!) I just created a profile for kind of namesake. But since the past few months, I realise that my activity on FaceBoook has increased a lot. I log in frequently out there, check out the updates, comment on some status messages, Like links, share videos, play games, take up answering to quizzes and all such stuff which you know about more than me I guess... ;) But spare me since I am not a Mafia war player or owner of any farm or aquarium there.. ;) :P

Though I use both these sites, I have found that there has been a shift from Orkut to Facebook with regards to many of my friends and now that they are updating statuses all the time, they even have started hating Orkut and criticizing it.... I did not understand this. People there talk about Dumping Orkut and commenting about it. I came across many pages which had names like "Death of Orkut." " Orkut is for Oldies..." etc etc... and these pages had huge fan following... The trend has become like "Facebook In, Orkut out...!!!" I don't understand why people who were on Orkut full time till recently can change their opinion so quickly.I have also started finding facebook as a better option for networking but I have never disliked Orkut and I am sure I never will because it is the first social networking site I joined. It was like a window that helped me to have a look at the whole virtual world.

In the end, Orkut or Facebook does not really make a difference for me as long as I enjoy the time I spend there. Its just that sometimes when people change their opinion so suddenly and so strongly, I wonder how long would they even enjoy FaceBook...??? That time won't be far when some other popular site might pop-up(or it has already...?????) where people would criticize FaceBook..!!!!

P.S.: Really been a long while I wrote something in My Corner... So how are you all and how is this new template??? I loved this one at the first instant when I came across it...!! :)

The "Hello" Boy....

"Bheegi si bhaagi si, Mere bazuo mein samaye....Soti si jaagi si.... " went my ringtone as it flashed some number on the screen.. I picked up the call closing the tab on my screen....

"Hello...!!??" I responded.

"Hello..."

"Ohh..Hiee..."

"Hi."

"How are you...??? Kab aaye..??"

"Arey bas fine... Just came back yesterday.. Tum batao.. Kya haal hai..?? "

"Nothing much yaar... These breaks are so boringg....."

"You know aaj mein tumhe is naye number se pareshan karne wala tha... But yaar tum to 'Hello' se aage kuch bolne hi nahi deti...!! Tumhare pass yeh naumber to nahi tha naa..?? "

"Naa....Nahi tha..." (Laughing uncotrollably...) "Arey tumhari aawaz kisi bhi number se pehchanungi yaar..."

"Hmmm.... Koi naa.. Main koi aur plan banaunga tumhe pareshan karne....."

"Wo kyon..?? Pareshan karna jaroori hai kyaa..??? ".....


Just a snippet from the conversation that went on and on....

But so true naa.. some voices do not need an introducion. No matter after how long you hear it and wherever you are, you recognise it in a jiffy...!!

Dedicated to the "Hello" boy. Yaar your voice is so unique.. Strong but with a tinge of innocence.. Your style of saying "Hello" since the time I have known you.. Believe me, it has always been the same and thats why you are caught..!! :P :P

Change it if you wanna escape..!! :P ;)

P.S. : I wrote the conversation in Hindi- English mix as it gave a nice feel to it.. Just plain English would not have sounded good...!! So you got any tring- tring tales to share..??

SmS...!!!!!

"The first thing I do in the morning is check my cell...."Its a group I have joined on FB... But isn't this a fact for the most of us..??

Just talking about yesterday-

I woke up in the morning. Checked my cell besides the pillow.

Nothing new.

Just rubbed my eyes and sent a message to a couple of friends-

"See outside the window...
Sun rising for U,
Flowers Smiling for U,
Birds Singing for U,
'Coz last nite I told them all to wish Good Morning to U...!!

GM :) "


I sent the message and after a while I got a reply-

"Koi fayda nahi yeh sab karke. ;)
Mujhe bahut neend aa rahi hai... Sone de mujhe. GNSD..."


GNSD..This was at 9.00 in the morning.... Great friends..!!

I replied-

"Ok..sleep well... GN.. :) :P"


Now this what I want to talk about today........ SMS....

I have developed this habit of hitting the reply button as soon as I read a message.... I don't know but how over the past few months I reply for most of the messages that I receive.. Even the forwards, just like the one above.

SMS conversations were so much a part of my routine till lately... But now I love this mode of communication I love all those messages in my inbox and I even like to reply for them - be it PJ's ( also includes CID PJ's) or Shayaris or thoughts or Quotes...

Also there are some messages where you have to choose some item from a list and then you are said what the list represents..I even like such messages.

Eg: Which symbol you will select,
For your life partner…
%
=
#
$
?
/
!
Answer will be sent after your reply….
Reply must.This is 100 % True.

Answer (sent after reply)

% Kanjus
= Best Couple
# Every day shopping
$ Non stop kisses
? Half minded
/ A soft touch with a smile
! Bold and smart


Now what connection it has with lifepartner cannot be expalined by even a huge thesis but it is definitely Fun...!!

And such mesages... The one which has figures made using all signs and symbols... They are all also really really cute....

"
! !
| !"\(-.-)
| ! //>
| ! _/ \_


Tring... Tring...

Yaad Dilane Aayi Hon.

Aapke sms Nahi Aa Rahy Hain!

Sms Karo Warna Ghanti Kharab Kar k Bhag Jaon Gi. :-) "

Now the SMS length.... OMG... just 160 words/SMS...
I really find its too short...Specially while chatting. I generally exceed the word limit for one message.. It runs up to 2-3 messages.

I wonder how some people chat in just a couple of words in a message... Just words such as 'k' 'yeah' 'hmm' 'no' '5in' and on, on and on....

My bro also has this habit of just replying in a word to msgs. I asked him once about it to which he replies, rather preaches to me-

"It's not about words.. Its understanding.... Feelings don't need words... Bhavnaon ko samjo.. :P :P"

I thought if there is so much understanding, what is the need to even send such really Short MessageS..!!!

Whenever I write an SMS to someone it is my habit to start wid Hie...Hello.... or atleast end with GM, GD, GE, GN, GNSD, TC etc and loads of smileys... I like to edit messages before sending them. But sometimes I get messages in the evening which have GM written at the end.That really annoys me. How can one not even edit or check that much before sending.

It was the height when one of my younger cousin(lets call him K) sent me an Independence day forward on Republic day.... He dint edit the last line to suit the day. I read and replied...

Me- "Hello..wake up..Today its Republic Day...Not Independence Day...!!"

K- "Ohh..I 4got to edit n chng..."

Me- "Hmmm.... But remember it 4m now..!!" :)

K- "No no teacher...If u say, I will write it in my book a 100 times in my book 'Today is REPUBLIC DAY' and show you....."

Me- "Hehe...naa naa..No need for it...I am not such a strict teacher..!! :P :P

TC... do well with ur exams...Go study nw..Byee..."


And even after saying Byee...we continued talking for some more time before we said the final Byeeee....

Now again this is peculiar about chatting... We continue talking even after saying Byee...cyaaa.... at least 3- 4 times..Ain't it....???

P.S. : I'm loving this SMS style chat. It is really at your convenience, short, sweet, cute and makes me smile.... :)

So what is ur ishhhtyle of SMS..............????

Don't Stress my Pateince....

Someone has said, “Patience is a virtue. Possess it if you can. Seldom found in Woman, Never found in Man”

Do you agree to it??

Talking about myself, I think I am patient a lot. I am never in a haste to get something or complete my task. I can wait for a reasonable amount of time. Also I try to be patient and calm when someone around me is angry. So,in this way, I am patient.

But..But...But...there are times when I turn impatient too.. When I know something half through, I have to know it completely then and there. There are sometimes when I want to know the things or tell something and I get impatient.. Happening a lot with me lately....

Talking about Men....Ahem Ahem.....

Well... Not about all.... Just want to talk about one of my friends who is very, very, very patient...(Pun intended...!!!)

Some days ago, while I was sitting with my friends in the canteen, discussing over something, my Friend Bharat said "You all are stressing my patience.." I thought I heard something out of the way.. But none of my other friends seemed to notice the words. So I kept quite and the conversation went on.

Again after a few minutes, I told something to my friend who was on the other end of table.. She began laughing. Now it so happened that Bharat did not get the joke or something and he asked me, "What did you say..??"

Now, to this we all replied in unison, "Nothing..You wont understand..!!"

He was so so so frustrated over it that he spoke the same thing "You all are stressing my patience.." This time I was sure I heard it correctly.

I asked... "Stressing my patience..What kind of English is that..??"

He replied back,"That's MY ENGLISH...!!"

I was so amused to hear it. Now this is such a cute part about him.. He gets impatient very very soon. Just start telling him "A..." n then stop.. He would get impatient and again the trademark dialogue. I have never come across any such person in my life yet... Its very unique about him.

He is impatient about so many things... about knowing what we talk...what we do... Even if I get a bit late in replying to him, he would message back, "Reply fast...!!"

Once there was an SMS I got, " Tell me one thing that you don't like about me." When I forwarded it to him, I got the reply- "You all stress my patience....!! You don't tell me so many things..."

There have been so many occasions when we are talking about something else and from there the topic changes to "Don't stress my patience..!!!"

Now I have got so much used to this dialogue that even when I hear or say the word "Patience" the next word I remember is "Stress"..!!

A small suggestion for you Bharat....

"Don't be stressed...Be Patient..!!"

So when does your patience get Stressed???

Good-bye "Masti ki Paathshala..!!"

Give me some sunshine
Give me some rain
Give me another chance
I wanna grow up once again...

Kandhon ko kitabon Ke bojh ne jhukaya
Rishvat dena to khud Papa ne sikhaya
99% marks laaoge to ghadi, varna chhadi...

Likh likh kar pada hatheli par
Debit , Credit ka chaala
Profit or Loss aur Balance sheet ne poora bachpan jalaa daala


Bachpan to gaya
Jawani bhi gayi
Ek pal to ab humein
Jeene do jeene do..

Na..na.. na...


Wondering why I am writing songs here...?? Well I m just humming this song which I heard at my farewell the other day....

In case you dint notice, my classmates made some customisations for the song to suit to our commerce background..!!

That was our last day at college officially. We had a farewell party which was really wonderful. Had awesome performances, award distribution and above it, DJ too.. A memorable evening with mixed feelings...!!

This phase of my life- "college" is also getting over now...

Feels kind of nostalgic...

5 years spent in the same place...

When I came I dint even know the A, B ,C of commerce...

Today I know about so many concepts relating to accounts, banking, finance etc etc...

Felt here like "just out of shell" after school...

But now I realise my college was also a shell....The Real Open World is yet to be faced..

New place, new friends, new professors teaching new things.... thats how I felt in the beginning...

But now every nook and corner feels so known and so familiar...



These three years of graduation were specially very, very memorable for me. It was a whole new world in the beginning. A class strength of 60 with just the number of boys sufficient for a cricket team.. :P

Teachers coming in and teaching their own subjects.. the freedom to attend or skip those lectures... No need for writing down n maintaining all notes...all this seemed so so exciting..

But the three years just passed in a jiffy. Even today when I pass by my first and second year classroom, my mind flashes all the memories of moments spent there. The Lectures, exams, punishments, events, results, every single thing, every single moment... I still remember the last year when we had bidden Farewell to our seniors and I had a discussion with my friends, "Next year it would be us..." Dint know this day would come so so early.Some times I feel like stopping the clock and live in just that moment not wanting to move ahead..I just want to enjoy and live that moment. This was one such occasion. But alas, as Time and tide wait for none..Life has to move on...

It was time to bid good bye to a wonderful college , great teachers and lovely friends and move ahead from Masti ki Paathshala to discover the new opportunities and adventures on the roads ahead.....

I just got this sms from my classmate after our farewell party

"Separation is a wound that no one can heal. But,

Remembrance is a Gift that no one can steal.."


So true and touching.. Just loved it...!! Will move ahead with this thought..!!

P.S. : This post dedicated to all my college friends. Life with you all was really wonderful and I am really gonna miss this place a lot.

Wish you all Good Luck for your future. TC :)

Will he Change..??


A very strange, not strange actually...well you decide for yourself..what did u feel after reading this....!!

What I am going to write about is true... I wrote this in drafts and dint publish it also for two days thinking if I should or should not.....but I think I must....!!

What happened was.......

I was just walking back home with my friend when on the way I saw a vendor with some beautiful small purses that were knit using threads of different colours.They were really beautiful..I just happened to keep staring at them even while walking along and exclaimed to my friend "Wow..they are so beautiful...!!!"



Before I could even ask him to accompany me to that corner to have a close look at them, he said. "Why are you all girls like this..?? You like succhhh things..???"

Hearing this, something about our conversation around an hour ago struck me - where I was talking to my friend about some Eye-Liner..!! Now I know talking about cosmetics and all sounds girly, but definitely it as not something too boringg... Even then he had interrupted us saying "What have you started talking about in the middle of the road..???"

Now this is not to bring about the differences of opinion that we have (those are going to stay forever) but about the thing that happened later on..

When he did not like the purses, I immediately fired to him- "See, you are going to like all these things one day for sure... when someone special comes in your life..!! I am sure when she will say you any such thing , you will find this the cutest and the sweetest thing in the whole world.." I really dont know how but at that point of time I was determined to convince him about the likings of girls in general and also wanted him to agree to this attitude of girls...

He declined this point and went ahead.

I was still determined and reasoned out further, "I am sure this day will come in your life once...If you want, mark my words and you will definitely remember me for this...!!"

Now he took this very very seriously and said "I am sure.. Nothing of this sort will happen.."

"Take it in writing... You will change...!!"

"Ohkk then..Lets do one thing.. Whats the time..???"

"12.32 p.m."

"Ohkk..i'll write a message now and I'll send you.. Save it and then lets see....."

As soon as he said this.. We reached a point on our way from where we had to go on different roads... So we bid good bye to each other n two minutes later, my cell beeped....

N the SMS read....

"26th Feb, 2010
12.32 p.m.
Uru ne aaj bola ki muzko bhi shopping and sab girly stuff achcha lagega jab mere lyf me koi aayegi...dekhte hai..!!"
(Uru said that I would start liking shopping and all such girly things, once there is someone special in my my life.. lets see how far this is true...!!).

I saved that message and he did the same too.. I wanted to remember this day and so I have even written about it..The point here, that he may change or no..I don't know. I think he would change his attitude with time.. even if he does not, this post will remind me of this very special and different conversation that I once had with this special friend... n yeah.. it has been quite some time he has been asking me to write about him on my blog... So this is the opportunity I take... Don't worry, I'll write other things about you too, soon ....!!


P.S. :- What do you think about this attitude of guys when they find some things so girlish and not even worth discussion.......?? I don't wanna sound as a feminist...just want to know your views... !!

They can change or no.. lets see.... :) :)

And yeah..HAPPY N COLOURFUL HOLI to you..!!



3 Idiots, Binal's Take (Part 3)






Once again, life had brought us all at cross roads. We had to choose our careers as per our choices. In Mumbai, we have college right after class 10 . We were all excited about beginning our new phase of life...the COLLEGE life..!! We all explored the various options and as destiny would have it for us, Damini, Urvashi and I were all in commerce. Though Damini was in a different college, we could still meet up once in a while and discuss what was going on with our life and college... And Urvashi, she did not leave me here too... She was in the same college and we would meet up almost daily.. Time just passed and two years passed in a snap. It was actually one of the best times we had. Our whole day would pass going to college, classes, learning the debits and credits and the economic policies.....!!

After 10 + 2, for our graduation, we all thought of some different courses and colleges once again. We all wanted to do something basically related to finance but none of us were sure, what it would be. But it seemed that two years of separation was enough for us and so we all got together in the same college and for the same course.. That is till date the best part of my life.. From that time onwards, the three of us have been together in college which is for about three years and everyone minute spent here has been so precious and memorable that writing about it all in a few words would not be possible..

These three years have been the most amazing part of our lives. Firstly, we all are learning a new course, trying out with new experiments while presenting, making notes , using references. Also we began trying participating in the various co-curricular activities. It was quite different an environment from what we had in school. Out there we were very shy but being in college, we began to clearly express our thoughts, we made new friends from various other places and everyone had their unique behavioural styles and habits. It was really surprising at first to find everyone around us so different.. But the three of us were a company for each other.. later on , now as three years have passed, we feel that none of our class mates are different from what we are or what we were.. We, in fact through the continuous interactions, got to know each other better in the course of time.

College life also brought technology in our lives. Yes , I mean those SMS n IMs... In school, our communication was only upto the contact hours in school(read hardly a few minutes) But when in college, we all got Cell pones and later on computers... all these things seemed so new and fascinating then.... It was a wonderful means of being connected . Sometimes even in the middle of night, we used to text each other, sometimes important matters, sometimes just a good night message or sometimes just a "hi..Neend nahi aa rahi... r u awake?? " or the worst sometimes, just give miss calls. If someone on the other end is awake or gets awakened replies back.. The funnies part about all this is that we never ever run short of topics to talk or discuss about .But I guess it is these small things that have kept us connected and made us more and more comfortable in each others company.

Today, after being with each other through our teens and early twenties , we all have just known each other better. We speak up to each other about our mistakes , weakness and also praise for our achievements . We come together when in a problem , try to sort it out in the best way and over this period we have realised that we all started thinking in such a similar fashion.. Be it about our problems, other friends or any other prank too... Our thoughts have become like one... In fact, throughout our college, everyone has started recognising us as one only.If somedayDamini or Urvashi don't turn up and we happen to pass by someone, they would stop and ask, "Why are you two alone..?? Where is Damini/ Urvashi...??"

So although people say "Two is a company , three is a crowd", for us it has always been "Three is a company..." :) :)


The End


P.S.: This is my final post for the series and have written it from Binal's point of view. I had tried series posts for the first time and also this work was not fiction, unlike my previous ones. Thanks all for your wonderful comments and thoughts since the first part... Would be back with with something new soon.. Cheers... :)

3 Idiots, Damini's Take (Part - 2)


Our school practised the policy of "Divide and Rule"... Yes, they shuffled our divisions for our secondary classes but we were of course the students of the same school and we followed our own policy of "United we stand"... This in turn , led to "Divide and Unite..." Sounds strange naaa?? but that is what happened with me. I became Binal's friend. Though I knew her and Urvashi earlier, we did not speak much. Now, as things turned out to be, I also became their friend and we met everyday during our breaks discussing tales of both the class rooms. Everyone had new friends and their old set of friends too.. So, in a sense, our groups started growing with us.....



Then we all joined up the same classes for our SSC and that was one of the best times of my life, spent with my friends. Ours became a group of 5 eventually who always sat together, studied together and partied together... Yes those were the initial years when we started to celebrate birthday parties with friends, going out for dinners, just lazing around in the evening or meeting up for a chat...... Binal's house being at a convenient location was mostly our meeting point.... That age had its own excitement. Solving the problems of Algebra, imitating teachers, having some crushes, gossiping day in and out, keeping secrets, knowing secrets of others..... It kinda seems very childish now.. But in those days, all these things excited us a lot.. n even today just when we come across some phrase which correlates to some of our past stupid joke, it brings a smile on our faces...... A mysterious smile, which makes the other people around wonder "Whats so funny..??"

That was really a time when we knew each other, felt the importance and need of friends , bonded together strenghtening our friendship as well as proving our worth in academics . It is said that "A man's company matters a lot in moulding his character and nature" and I realised it is so true because all of us were best of friends but even competitors when it came to our exams.It was not that we fought for marks but just that we took up everything as a challenge and performed our bests......

Today , when I pass through my school gate and look at the ground I can still spot me Binal, Urvashi and myself chatting on the ground about which teacher scolded whom , what we did in practical labs, why our PE lecs were taken up by our Algebra Professors, discussing our prelim papers and exclaiming "Ohh....Maine socha ye likhu but phir socha galalt hai....!!!", discussing what we would wear for the saree day or our last day in the school, coming to the school to collect our SSC mark sheets which just did not give us the results of our past performance but also directed each one of us towards a future... A future which was till then unforeseen......"


To be continued....


PS:- I have written this post from my friends (Damini) point of view.... My first post this year.... I had thought of posting this very early.. but just could not...!! :(

Anyways, Wish you all a VERY HAPPY 2010...!!!! :)

3 Idiots, My take - (PART 1)


Pre script :- Hmm.. Bollywoood has seen so many stories about friends, specially guys and that too three guys... Hera Pheri, Hey Babby, Phir Hera Pheri and many others with 3 idiots being the latest on the list.... But never ever there has been a story on three girls who are friends.. not just friends..very good friends...I just thought of writing something in that line and this is a true story...

All the characters and places bear resemblances to people alive.. :P

This series dedicated to my lovely, really sweet & great friends Binal and Damini.. Love you both and thanks for being a part of my life ......... :) :)

This has nothing in common with the movie, the title declares....



Sometimes, looking back at time now, I think we were destined to be togehter since the first day of our school..In the same school and same class... when we did not even know the meaning of friends and friendship, I and Binal shared the sweet days of school, right since nursery.. I guess I dint know her then... atleast none of us remember.. but our class photographs of those days proves that we were in the same class....

Then... we knew each other....no not as friends directly....arey story me kuch to drama hona chahiye naa...??? We had some fights over some things..(I dont remember exactly what) in our first and second grade.. One of the fight which Binal remembers very vividly is something about the whole class was made to sit after school hours and was punished because of me....(Ohh..how bad of me....U must be thinking.... Now I did not know this would be the punishment given when I had complained... ) That was the time when everyone in the class fought with me.....

Later as time passed, we started talking, knowing each other and in no time we were friends.... We sat on the same bench all day, learnt things, shared our tiffins in the recess and our feelings too...... the strange thing about us is that whenever we sat together, all teachers had to scold us for talking (even when we are not talking*) Huh, thats so strange.......!! Till date we both have not been able to understand how do the teachers just spot us even when the whole class is talking.. So this has been the story since school days.. we first sit together...then the teachers scold us.. There are complaints about us talking and not paying attention in class...(all false allegations upon innocent souls) and then we have to sit separately......

But that did not separate us.. We became even more close friends day by day all through our school..... It was always lovely to know that someone is there by your side who can understand what you want to say.... this was all about our primary school days, learning things, preparing for exams, fighting for marks when even a point mattered a lot.. all the race about being the CR, topper n blah, blah, blah... Yes we went through everything......

And then....



To be continued...


On this Friendship Day..!!

I want to wish all my friends a VERY VERY HAPPY FRIENDSHIP DAY and thank them for being with me at various stages in my life. You did make a difference in my life and even today if I am not in touch with you, or we don't meet or talk much, I still remember you and the times we spent together. Those moments can never be forgotten.

This story for my dear dear friends who have been my friends right since school and all through college.. For all my friends whom I met at various other places, for all my friends on this Blogosphere... n whooo... the list can go on and on.......!!

Copied hai.. ;)
But straight from the heart just 4 u..!!! :)




Friends AAJ KAL...!!


I know the title sounds as if it is inspired from " LOVE AAJ KAL " . I could not think of anything better for this.. Hence, the name.. !!!

Gone are the days when you had your friends just from your school, your college or neighbourhood. The term 'friends' is now no longer restricted to the people you know face to face. With the advent of social networking sites, making friends online is the latest buzz around.

I still remember my school days when in our English letter writing we were given a topic to write a letter to pen friend in some other country describing about the Indian culture and the festivals celebrated here. At those times, these all situations seemed so vague to me that how could you be friends with someone whom you have not seen.?? But this is no more a vague thought for friends and friendship. With social networking sites coming up, we get an opportunity to meet new people from various places with whom we share common interests or occupations. It just helps us to connect with anyone in the world out there. I myself have many friends whom I have met and known over these sites over a time.

The other side of this virtual friendship is a not so sweet an experience though. There are people who create fake profiles and fake chat names with easy access to these sites. Many a times, young children also create profiles giving their wrong age and get into chatting with people whom they do not know.The fun may sometimes be too costly if there is no proper guidance or knowledge for the user. Online chatting can sometimes also lead to Depression and lack of social interaction.



Sometimes, I feel sometimes we need to add people in our friends list just because of obligation of knowing them. In reality we might not be so speaking much to them but then they are on our friends list.

In the end, the number of people you have in your friends list are in no way an indicator of the number of friends that you actually have. A friend is the one with one you can really share all your feelings, all your joys and sorrows. None of your online friends can replace them in your life. But with social networking you can surely say that somewhere in your life there is a thread which connects you with your friends in this busy world when we have less time to actually keep in touch with everyone around. Got to go now.. Have to scrap all my friends "HAPPY FRIENDSHIP DAY..." ;)