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Monday, June 23, 2008

What Do You Think?

Different people,different perspectives...

What does this picture show you?

Tell me what you think by posting your comments.You'll be amazed as to how one picture could mean so many things to so many people!

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Thursday, June 5, 2008

Move Ahead...

Move ahead, budge on.
Walk slowly, carefully, but with bold steps because growth is a step by step process.
But remember one important thing that every time you fall, you have to get up as that is exactly the way you learnt how to walk.
These are nothing but words of general wisdom passed over to us by those learned, aged, dead and gone.
And they have been right most of the time...

In life when on our road to success, we tend to tread it with perhaps a little fear, scepticism and apprehension. We yearn to succeed, persevere, feel popular and wanted. But all this comes with a heavy price tag, yes it definitely does. We will sweat, we will bleed...and we have to go on...
Life might have been an aromatic bed of roses in the past, but look carefully now and you shall find thorns.

On that long grudging road, you will meet many, most of whom will tell you of their life-stories.
Be not deaf, because these are important lessons of wisdom and caution to remember.
Be not blind, for you will have to dodge all the obstacles that come as you walk.

Hurry now, the sun, your guide, your master, has traced its path across the sky and the thick woods are just ahead. The dull gloominess, the blinding darkness and the loud silence must not deter you. And most of all, remember these words of a wise man: Mad heart! Be brave! The dark will edge away, but you have to knock down the adversities.

What you have done does not matter now, what you shall do next is yet unknown.
Great men have left behind their footprints in the sands of time, but they are not meant to be followed, but to be learnt from. You should know that you shouldn’t follow where the path may lead, but go instead where there is no path, and leave a trail behind…

Its twilight, but you know that the light hasn’t died out as yet. For there, almost at the hemline of the horizon you have found it.
There, nestled amidst the most beautiful works of nature, is your hamlet, your treasure, your destination.
Still, you mustn’t forget, there is a long way to go…

“Everyone on earth has a treasure that awaits him.
Wherever his heart is, there will he find his treasure...”
Paulo Coelho

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Another Person's Words...

My best friend wrote this in a card that she gave to me once.These are her own words...

"We three,
We are not a crowd,
We are not even company,
My echo,
My shadow,
And ME..."

Food for thought...

"No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin, or his background, or his religion.People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite".


Sunday, May 25, 2008

Down With Flu

Apart from my computer crashing down all over again,another thing that has prevented me from studying and blogging all these days is my flu( or the common cold or influenza).

It's terrible,especially when you know that the common cold is one health problem for which no doctor has a cure.You spend the entire day looking haggard,tired,beaten up and stupid.

So here comes the "promises" bit.I shall get back to blogging very soon.And I really mean very soon.Except that it isn't today.But that shouldn't stop you from coming back to my blog,should it?

I have quite a few interesting posts lined up.Waiting to publish those.
What I'm not prepared for,however,are my upcoming tests.Blame my flu!

See you soon...
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Thursday, May 15, 2008

Another thought on love...

I caught one of my science lecturers saying this...

"If all gravitation was lost from the universe,the only thing that would hold it together is love".

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I was going through my collection of old articles and poems that I had written and this is what i thought of posting.It's a poem I had written when I was in the 8th grade.To be frank it appears quite childish and maybe needs a little refining.Tell me what you think of it...

Every high, every low,
Every rain, every snow
Every win, every loss
Every inning, every toss
Every minute, every second,
Every da Vinci, every Beckham,
Has seen life’s dark.
But in the morning always was a lark
Perched on hope’s tree
Telling us where we are meant to be
That we have but one role
To achieve Life’s goal.
Remember at the end of my song,
Through life’s every ordeal be strong,
And that after every lonely night
You shall face the warmth of daylight.

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The Buttercup Spell

I was at a local bookstore the other day searching for a good Mothers’ Day gift for my mother (she, of course would mentally accept nothing else, owing to the fact that books are her first love).Every book that I scrolled through seemed quite monotonous somehow, especially the ones in the Fiction category (my mum is an avid reader of those) when I came to the humor section and found quite a lovely collection of Henry Cecil’s works(although I must recommend to you Arthur Bloch’s “Murphy’s Laws” for an excellent view on laws that define all the modern day unexplainable ironic things that happen in our lives.). “The Buttercup Spell” is one of them.

“The Buttercup Spell” is quite interesting. Its not your everyday read. But it talks of something very important through those funny lines, something that has been long missing from this world, and that is “LOVE”.

Here’s what it says on the back:

“Imagine a situation where a judge hands out a lenient sentence because he is suddenly filled with love for his fellow man. Think of a world where Trade Union leaders fully support their bosses’ high salaries and where policemen hug and kiss drivers stopped for speeding.

The secret of this strange behavior is nothing less than buttercup pollen. It appears to contain the formula to make people love their fellow man.
However, the attraction of this modern day Utopia begins to fade as the country yearns for an end to the boredom of infinite love. Eventually the government is forced to step in and matters gradually return to normal…”

Pretty much what the world needs right now, don’t you think so?
Anyway here’s what I would like to conclude with. I was reading “Chicken Soup for the Women’s Soul” (again a part of my mother’s great book collection) the other day, and I came across this cartoon of a woman and her friend, who were on a shopping trip, holding out a t-shirt which had “LOVE” written on it. And this is what the woman said while holding it out, “It says one size fits all. And it doesn’t cost a thing!”…


I have been feeling terrible for the past few days, mainly because I wasn't able to access my internet due to a very bad connection, and consequently not been able to blog.
Anyway I have quite a few good articles lined up to post, which should make up for it.
And I really hope to get responses because I'd like to know what you people like and don't like about my blog.
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Friday, May 2, 2008

Can You Answer These?

Questions in my head...

1. Why is it that the phone always only rings once your totally immersed in your bathtub?

2. Why does the other queue always move faster?

3. Why is it that every time you hope to catch a good flick on TV on a particularly free day that nothing good is on?

4. Why does your entire friend circle remember to call you only when you’re totally pre-occupied with something extremely important?

5. Why is it that when you expect someone, anyone at all to call or message you that no one ever does so?

6. How do you know where the line is until you cross it?

7. Exactly which side of the coin is the flip-side?

8. Why is it that every time you want to prove to someone that something won’t work, it instantly starts working?

9. Why is it that every time you expect someone to be mind-blowingly funny, he always lets you down?

10. Why does it always itch the most in a place that is farthest to reach?


Friday, April 25, 2008

Oh God!Gimme a Break!

It's breaking news!The rat race has just crossed the highest limits and it's really driving me mad...
Come on,there has to be an end to this madness,this madness that I'm shortly going to tell you about...

It was just yesterday when one of my teachers told me that the results of the students taking the 11th grade state syllabus board exams were shortly going to be declared (I'm one of the few lucky ones who's writing her board exams at the end of her 12th grade,CBSE boards you see).Amidst all the nail-biting and simpering(which has been on for a month now)came out the results.And the reactions were shocking.I mean really shocking!In fact I thought I could see the human race degenerating in front of my own eyes.And all this because a 94 percenter thought her marks were inadequate and highly dissatisfying.And she was actually upset about it.
This is not just her,but hundreds around us who feel the same,strangled by the ever rising competition,dazed by the smokey rat race,gripped by the materialistic pleasures...and that includes me as well.

We all are living in a highly competitive world and we have to be wary of every step we take.All of us are struggling to stand out amidst the crowd,create our own image and are yearning to hear the echo of that standing ovation we got at the last encore.
It's all about striving for the best,creating the best and being the best.No one wants to end up getting lost in this vortex.
But where does all of this end?Surely it can't be good when it happens because the speed of the changes going on out there is maddening.
And what of our future generations?Will they mellow down or is it going to be worse?It's a question no one's dared to answer yet,because it surely isn't good news.

The trick is to just accept the fact that we humans are slowly metamorphosing into automatons.Maybe,very soon, the hormones in our system will be replaced by liquid engineering technology and our brain by a simple microprocessor.

And it's not hard to imagine that now, is it?

Thursday, April 17, 2008

An Engineer's Poem

Hey people,check this out!
My dad sent me this terrific poem the other day and I thought it would be a nice thing to post.
OK,I admit it takes a little understanding of the terms to know what the poet is talkin of,but I also think it's something all of us can relate to...

An Engine Room

The sparkling triple expansion,
With its noise and whistling steam
The thumpity thump of the crankshaft,
And the connecting rods all agleam.
The clickity clack of the valve gear,
And the swish of the feed water rams,
The aroma of engine lubricants,
The sound of the oilman's salaams.

The whir from the boiler air fan,
The condenser's different smell,
The leaking steam from loose packing,
The gurgle from the bilge box well.

The sudden blast from the boiler room,
As the junior blows the glass,
The aroma of sweat and brasso,
As the fireman cleans the brass.

The startling ring of the telegraph,
And the action that it brings,
The harmony of disciplined colleagues,
Like music at it swings.

Sunlight streaming through skylights,
Dazzling on polished steel,
Moving around the engine room,
As the quartermaster moves the wheel.

The slowing down of the engines,
And the final telegraph sound,
The quietness of finished with engines,
The joy of homeward bound.

-John Baillie

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Monday, April 14, 2008


Here are a few quotations by some wise men that I came across while reading random stuff.
Wise words that will surely come a long way...

"An optimist is a person who sees a green-light everywhere,while a pessimist sees only the red stop-light.
A truly wise person is colourblind."

-Albert Schweitzer

"Everyone on earth has a treasure that awaits him.
Wherever your heart is,there will you find your treasure..."

-Paulo Coelho

"Dreams are today's answers to tomorrow's questions."
Edgar Cayce

"A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on. "
-Winston Churchill

"Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent."
-Isaac Asimov

"Denial ain't just a river in Egypt."
-Mark Twain

"Remember, today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday."
-Dale Carnegie

"Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people."

"Give a man a fish and he eats for a day. Teach him how to fish and you get rid of him all weekend."
-Zenna Schaffer

What do you say?

Monday, April 7, 2008


The title of my post,although random, has got nothing to do with what I'm going to write,although it deeply inspires it's contents.It's more or less got to do with what I'm feeling right now,and how writing this article will change my state of mind for the rest of the day.

I can actually hear it...can't you?It's the sound of corn seeds popping in the steam basin,with the beautiful burst of yellow everywhere.And when you place a few popcorns in your mouth,they just melt away...

Its not easy you know,describing emotions and comparing them to edibles like popcorn.It's a tough call,especially when you choose to write on such a topic to seemingly make you look different.Nevertheless,I think doing the unconventional is what sets us apart from the rest.

The lives we lead,in fact,can be compared to everything around us,be it popcorn or the beautiful rainbow outside.It's like I said in my previous post,life is so easy yet so difficult to understand.It's a collage,a jigsaw...unexplainable.The only difficult part about it is that we complicate it.

We got to understand that simplicity lies everywhere.And it's so easy and simple that I end up writing about it everytime.

This post,which comes after a long time and though short,hopefully conveys what the mind of a teenager like me is trying to say.We got to tell ourselves that the wait is over.And the music is still on...


Tuesday, April 1, 2008

April Fools'?Oh Really?

It is often in life when we wonder how the funniest things we come across have the weirdest beginnings.

All of us have been playing pranks on almost everyone on the 1st of april since donkey's years.But have we ever thought of why this day was picked out as Fools' Day?

I was browsing through stuff on Google when I stumbled upon this information.
Believe it or not a particular commission "of hoaxes and other practical jokes" marked this day out to be celebrated as named.
In Scotland the custom was known as "hunting the gowk," i.e. the cuckoo,the cuckoo being a term of contempt.

And what's more?We'll find that there have been some seriously funny well-known pranks that have been played in the past.

On April Fools' Day, 1997, Cartoon Network ran the 1944 Screwy Squirrel cartoon Happy-Go-Nutty repeatedly from 6 AM to 6 PM, suggesting that the cartoon character had taken over the network.

Water on Mars: In 2005 a news story was posted on the official NASA website purporting to have pictures of water on Mars. The picture actually was just a picture of a glass of water on a Mars Candy Bar.

Spaghetti trees: The BBC television programme Panorama ran a famous hoax in 1957, showing the Swiss harvesting spaghetti from trees. They had claimed that the despised pest "the spaghetti weevil" had been eradicated. A large number of people contacted the BBC wanting to know how to cultivate their own spaghetti trees. It was in fact filmed in St Albans.

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Friday, March 28, 2008


Just a couple of days back I was going through my inbox,and this is what I found amidst a clutter of unread forwards.

"Smile For You...

Smiling is infectious,you catch it like the flu,
When someone smiled at me today,I started smiling too!
I passed around the corner,when someone saw my grin,
When he smiled,I realised,I'd passed it on to him!
I thought about that smile then I realised it's worth,
A single smile,just like mine,could travel round the earth!
So if you feel a smile begin,don't leave it undetected,
Let's spread an epidemic quick,and get the world infected!"

And there are so many incidents that teach us how to live life and make it through every difficulty with just this one devastating weapon!The most interesting people you meet have the lovliest smiles and the most pleasing attitudes,like the recent blogger friend I made who just never stops smiling(I know it even though I've never personally met him.He sends a minimum of twenty smileys in every fifty lines of chatting)!

So smile now,win hearts and see how glorious it makes you feel at the end of the day!

Just one thing.
Don't forget to brush!

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Eyes wide open!

These are a few of the best optical illusions i've come across in a long time.
Check them out...

This one's the best!!

All these spirals are stationary.But watch your eyes spiral their way into it!

what do i do now?

OK,I set up my own blog.I threw in a couple of articles.And I took up the painful task of updating a profile for the zillionth time or so on the internet.
But hey!Does anyone out there even know spectrum exists?

OK this might be a little too early to be asking for a highly popular blog,but its kind of frustrating when your own people fail to read it.I remember giving my blog address to everyone I know (including my Physics teacher) and searching at random for people who'd like to throw in a comment or two once in a while (and possibly become friends).

Maybe the problem exists in the blog itself...is it the layout?Or is the agony-aunt type of advice I keep doling out in my blogposts? Anyway I guess I still have enough time to pep it up a little bit.

So if your reading this,do stop by and spend a few seconds in giving me a piece of your mind about what you think about my space.

what do i do now?

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

When I got a new pair of shoes...

When was the last time you kissed you mother goodbye before going to school,when you played with your pomeranian,when you fell off the chair laughing at a joke,when you spent a sunny,sunday morn watering your plants or when you smiled when you heard your favourite song being played on the radio?

This tuesday afternoon,when I came up with the idea of vaguely naming an unwritten blogpost "when I got a new pair of shoes",I wasn't really thinking about anything this introspective and serious to write.It is only when I heard Baz Luhrmann's,"The
Sunscreen Song" on my media player that I thought of typing all that I've already written and all that I'll be writing.

This blog is to remind all those who are busy running the rat-race for materialistic power to stop for just one moment and think of all those little but important things in our daily lives that often go by unnoticed and are left meandering somewhere,somplace.Baz Luhrmann in his recital truly talks about all the things we keep worrying about and all the things we neglect in the bargain.We spend days and months worrying about how fat we look or what impressions we've made on people, when we truly know deep down inside that all those thoughts are immaterial and of no great value.We've lost a lot of time in thinking about how to put the next person down or in making money as if they grew out of trees or in wondering where we went wrong with our children.But there is still time.To learn to be with the people we love and meet.To take your sibling out with you instead of bribing her with a candy like everytime.To actually wear that pair of new shoes that you got and feel great when you jog,instead of putting it up on display just to show off it's brand.

We are so entrenched in this vortex of being the best,getting the most and winning the race that we fail to realise how robotic we have become.And this is what we have to put an end to.Science is telling us that we have few years more to live and so we surely wouldn't want to spend the rest of our shrunken lives thinking about how we wasted the past in reaping shallow benefits and ruining others' lives.The time is right to do what you wanted to do yesteray now!To give a loved one a big hug.And to wear that pair of new shoes and feel great in them!

Sunday, March 23, 2008


What is life? Not just existence, nor a never-ending search for peace, nor a pathway to death.Then, what is it? It’s a rhetoric, left unanswered by many whom the hourglass has observed come and go by. It is for us to answer and to question...

I am left bamboozled by this one object of thought. And being an adolescent perhaps makes it even worse because so many drastic life-changes start happening to one in his age of adolescence. To me, its like a Rubik’s Cube, to be played with until all the colours fit into the right slots or as simple as tying one’s shoelaces. It’s an alphabetical mystery to a dyslexic and a sum of numbers to a mathematician, an irregularly drawn line or a perfect circle. Its that easy and difficult to understand. Its like playing with words that give the same meaning or like composing a symphony. Its complex, its cyptic, its beautiful…

It’s as glorious as the summer sun, as enigmatic as the midnight moon, as beautiful as Julia’s smile and as pure as Pocahontas’ heart. As wild as a lamb, as tame as a bull, as short as an hour and as long as a second.As magnificent as a Titanic and as unfortunate as a Poseidon, as easy as calculus and as difficult as memorizing tables. Its a speculation, an introspection, its philosophy…

Its as wonderful as falling in love, as haunting as a walk in a lonely planet, as revealing as the evening news and as appalling as a terrorist attack, as mesmerizing as a stark white unicorn and as dejected as a slain dragon. Its a story, waiting to unravel itself…

Its like a cup of instant coffee, a game of roulette, its a soak in a bathtub and its like the first rain. Its like the smell of freshly mown grass and like your mother’s chicken soup. Its like being tickled or being hit hard on the head. Its a recipe, awaiting its fate at the hands of a master chef…

Its bliss, joy, happiness.Its dark, deep, scary.Its love, thrill, excitement. Its archaic, swindling, depressing. Its art, its the movies and the latest trends. Its the tsunami, global warming and the politicians…

It’s the earth, the sky and the heavens yonder and its like being in a crowd or being left alone…

Its our footprints, our shadows and our reflections…