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Santa's Trial

Best & Worst of 2009

Movies: Best: Kaminey Dev D 3 Idiots Avatar Paa Wake up! Sid Luck by Chance New York Worst: Love Aaj Kal Blue Delhi 6 Kambakkht Ishq London Dreams Kurbaan Songs: Best: Rasiya - Kurbaan Aare, Aare - New York Iktara - Wake Up! Sid Aaj Din Chaddeya - Love aaj Kal Mudi Mudi - Paa Pehli baar Mohabbat - Kaminey Rehna Tu - Delhi 6 Tu Jaane na and Tera hone laga hu - Ajab Prem ki Ghazab Kahani Rabba - Main aurr Mrs Khanna Worst: Well music is music. No dislikes as such.

Ctrl+H

Find and Replace, is a boon to me when it comes to my coding. If only, things were this simple in real life. Find misery and replace it with happiness. Things would have been so simple then. But, at the end of the day, things just summarise up to the choices we have in life. Its always a matter of choice. But the latest choice would have to replace the existing one. Seems simple and easy? Nope, I beg to differ. My friends call me butti, as in a basket. A basket filled with choices which I refuse to acknowledge. I don't understand, what is the point in having choices when you have no place to fit it in. I stand by the words of Mr. Forrest Gump. Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you get. When you get one, you need to get tired of it, to pick another. Only if the concerned place is empty, you can try to refill it. But some people refuse to see it. They think that I'm crazy or something, but when I'm not ready for something, it means I'm not. People th

Go Back

I want to go back to the time, When, "getting high" meant "on a swing". When, "drinking" meant "apple juice". When, "dad" was the only "hero". When, "love" was "mom's hug". When, "dad's shoulder" was "the highest place on earth". When, "worst enemies" were "your siblings". When, the only thing that could "hurt" were "skinned knees". When, the only things that were "broken" were your "toys". And when, "goodbyes" meant only "till tomorrow".

High, Low & The Learnings

Its now time to summarize what all happened in 2009. As the miserable year finally comes to an end, I cant help but thank it for some of the amazing learning's I've had this year. Lows have been plenty, but there has been a few highs as well. Lets see what all is significant. Lows: Mental agony, therapist visits, the feeling that I was a gone case during the first half of this year. Not knowing how to prioritise stuff, and putting others before me. Made several pathetic decisions, dint know how to handle things, did all wrong things to win someone back, and finally ended up as a complete loser. The death of my 19 year old cousin, was a major blow. Realised the true intentions of a few people, who only wanted to manipulate me to get their way. I've never been this hurt before. Did not heed to others opinions and stuck stubbornly to mine, which turned out to be so damn wrong. Gave away my original 'The Godfather' book, to someone and cant remember who it was. Readin

The 3D Experience

Finally, watched the much hyped 'Avatar' today. I wanted to see what the whole hype about 3D was. It was an amazing experience. To start of with we were sitting in the second row from front, with these huge glasses, that made us feel that we were actually in Pandora. The first movie I have even seen in 3D and surely the most expensive one. Its a good movie, with amazing graphics. But the storyline is really weak and cliched. As in 'Troy', here too a woman is responsible for the clash between 2 races which leads to the down fall of one. Seriously, love makes you do crazy things! Be it losing yourself, or going against every other thing in life and sometimes life itself. Sam Worthington who plays the ex-marine Jake Sully, is an amazing actor. And he's really really cute! I wonder why I had never heard of him until today. If there is a heaven on earth, it surely would be Pandora. Minus, the huge 6 legged beasts of course. That place is beautiful and has all the colo

Merry Christmas Everyone

Ho Ho Ho!! Keep the smile, leave the tear, Think of joy, forget the fear, Hold the laugh and be joyous, Cos Santa is here, to wish you, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Aal Izzz Well.!!

Gimme some sunshine, Gimme some rain, Gimme another chance, I wanna grow up once again. Lovely movie. A must watch for all engineers. Aamir rocks!! A perfect year in reel life, if not in real life. Started off with 'Dev D' and the finale with '3 Idiots' and 'Kaminey' in between. Great! Merry Christmas indeed! :o)

Dec 23rd '09

Woooo... Today has been the second best day of this year for me. The first being exactly a month ago, Nov 23rd. So just 2 best days among the 365. Not so good. But I have a feeling that Dec 23rd onwards, things are gonna be great. Atleast the last week of the year rocks if not the rest of it. Today was a whole celebration day. I had hell loads of work to finish, but had to run here and there for all the programs. My heels snapped, feet hurt but still there was no stopping. It was so much fun and totally worth the pain. We started of with the secret santa disclosure. Mine turned out to be my team lead, and was overwhelmed by the kind words he spoke about me :-). Each person had to describe their secret friend using a vegetable, which was hilarious. A whole bunch of brinjals, cauli flowers, chillies, drumsticks, tomatoes, pumpkins came out!! :D. I was sadly described as a coconut :-(. Reason being that I was from Kerala. Damn, and people ask me why I hate to accept the fact that I'm

To Santa, With Love

Dear Santa, I have hung up my stocking and here is my wish list. 2009 has been a terrible year and I just hope 2010 is a tad better atleast. Here are the things that I want for 2010. Good health and peace, for my parents. A smart handsome groom for my sister, who better keep her happy. Eternal happiness and everything he wants, for the boy in 'About a Boy'. A wonderful future for Priya and her better half. Only good things, for my girls Dumms, Mangu, Pree and Swetha. A 'Vamp-iyer' boy for EOE. Or permission to marry a smiley :-). Entry into IIMB and the Nath house, for Prink. A chamy free year, for Resmi. A non serious boy, with a bike and good weather, for Divs (My Partner :P). Professional high and a homely bride who meets all his specifications, for Aru. And peace n joy, for all my other friends. I don't need much Santa. I don't expect next year to be exceptionally good. If bad things are meant to happen, let it. Just give me the strength and courage to get

Persistence

Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. Great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance. The slogan "press on" has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.

Frustrated, Upset, Angry

Frustrated because I can't tell if it's real, Mad because I don't know how you feel, Upset because we can't make it right, Sad because I need you day and night, Angry because you won't take my hand, Aggravated because you don't understand. That..... What am I going to do without you?

K2H2

Okay, this may seem a little outdated, but I saw 'Kuch Kuch Hota Hai' right from the start to the end for the first time ever today. Had seen it a million times before, but never at a whole stretch. I liked it. I liked it very much in fact. Its silly and mature too. Its hard now to think of Shahrukh as a college student, but in the movie he pulls it off really well. Kajol's a charmer and here she rocks. I wonder how this had never made it to my movie list. When it came as top one in my friends list, I only laughed it off. But now I know, its actually good. Not great, but a good enough love story. But honestly, I would have preferred someone else in Rani's role though. I was scared that her 4 inch long skirts may rip off anytime. Thank fully it dint. Oh, I just loved Anupam Kher and Archana Puransingh. Kajol and Shahrukh are the ultimate couple of bollywood. Cant wait to watch their next, 'My name is Khan'. The promos look supremely promising. Hopes up for this

Heights of Narcissism

Its true that all narcissists bond very well and are the best of friends. Its kinda surprising though, how these self obsessed people find time to be friends with someone else. As they say, 'Birds of the same feather, flock together'. As I was going through the profile of a person on my friend list, I saw once of his friends had this tagline. It said "If you like me, then raise your hands. If you don't, then raise your standards." What the hell. How obsessed can one get about themselves. My friend (okay, wouldn't want to call him that now) is himself one. Nice to see that his friends are of his same category :-/. I mean, yes I like myself and am proud of who I am, but I don't go blowing my own trumpet everywhere. I wonder who comes up with such taglines. Atleast if your worth it, put it up. If you have it, flaunt it. Else, its always best to blend with the background. The girl who had put this up, well what do I say. The only second look that she'll g

P.S. I Love You

Just saw 'P.S. I Love You' for the nth time. Surprisingly I dint cry.Either I'm moving on very well or I'm so used to the crap that there are no more feelings left to bother me. Feelings have subsided, Things seem fine, I've come to accept that, You're no longer mine. I'm just happy to see, That you're doing fine The happiness you have, Is now equivalent to mine. Being loved by you once, Is a matter of pride It no more matters, If I cant be your bride. There still is a void, But it will get filled with time, It may take long to get over, Cos love is almost like a crime. I'm halfway through, Soon I'll be there, I'll change my views, And will find one who will care. I just have to let go, Thats the only thing thats hard, Cos no matter what, It still is you! I just want to see you laugh, And never once cry, I'm surely gonna move on, Trust me, I'm gonna try. But its really important, For me to see you happy, To see the smile on your face

Not Bad, Mr. Bhagat!

I liked 'Five Point Someone'. Finally I thought an Indian author who can write about simple things well. The next two were extremely disappointing. 'One night at a call centre' was good. Until the "God calling" part just tore the story apart. The next one, '3 mistakes of my life', with the back drop of cricket, forced me to think if this one was worse or the call centre thing. I had vowed never to go back to his writing. But when half of my friends insisted on me reading it, I gave it a shot. Its a real short book which I could finish in a day or two so I thought even if it sucked, I wouldn't have wasted much time on it. Its not a bad book. Its not great either. But definitely much better than his last two. '2 States' is about his marriage to a South Indian girl. He is a Punjabi btw. So how they fall in love ends within the first 2 chapters. Next comes how he tries to win her parents, and how she wins over his. Its really cute how love tr

My Next Life

Why?

Why do people you hardly or don't even know want to be friends with you on facebook or orkut? When you reject an invitation thrice, don't they get the hint? The next time I login. there it is again. The only thing that does change, is the number of 's' in "Pleassssse, be my friend". I guess some people just want to live in denial, or they have taken the King Bruce's story way too seriously.!

Hide in the woods, Tiger!

Infidelity, hypocrisy and lies. There are the three things that I hate the most. Tiger Woods, what do I say about the man. I mean, what dint he have. A flourishing career, an infinite bank balance, a beautiful wife and 2 adorable kids. That would be the legitimate ones. Why would he want to throw away all this. A shocker indeed. Looks like he was out to prove his delivery of high performance. If you know what I mean :P. Not one, not two but innumerable affairs? Only a Tiger could do that. I know the golf course says 18 holes, but I think he had some misunderstanding here :P. How can he possibly look into the eye of his wife. I cant believe that, that woman is actually contemplating to take him back. Excuse me, have you no self respect here Mrs, Woods? The kids surely deserve a better father and not the one who goes laying anything in sight. Sheesh, I could just kill him with my bare hands. You crash your car, hide or take an indefinite break, you will have to pay for your sins sooner

Simple yet Powerful

After 2 years, I walked into Vaibhav theatre. These 2 years I was always a multiplex person so dint bother with the single screens. After much cajoling from my sister I decided to go there to watch 'Rocket Singh - Salesman of the year'. The place still feels the same and I was drowned in nostalgia. That theatre has given me so many wonderful moments and all that came flooding back today. So went I walked in I felt really nice and I had a big smile on my face. I was just hoping that the movie is good. It was. I kept wondering why this movie was not all promoted. Yash Raj, Shimit Amin together again after 'Chak de' but absolutely no promotion. When I saw the ratings in the paper I decided to watch it. After all the work I was doing, I did deserve a break. The movie is good. Not great. Really simple and simplicity oozes out of every frame. The movie screams 'Honesty is the best policy'. Ranbir plays the same role he did in 'Wake up Sid' and 'Ajab Prem

Maybe

Maybe..... we were supposed to meet the wrong people before meeting the right one so that, when we finally meet the right person, we will know how to be grateful for that gift. Maybe..... it is true that we don't know what we have until we lose it, but it is also true that we don't know what we have been missing until it arrives. Maybe..... the brightest future will always be based on a forgotten past; after all, you can't go on successfully in life until you let go of your past mistakes, failures and heartaches. Maybe..... you should hope for enough happiness to make you sweet, enough trials to make you strong, enough sorrow to keep you human, and enough hope to make you happy. Maybe..... the happiest of people don't necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the most of everything that comes along their way. Maybe..... the best kind of friend is the kind you can sit on a porch and swing with, never say a word, and then walk away feeling like it was

Thanksgiving

Although Thanksgiving is long gone on 26th November, I dint get a chance to say thanks to the most important things in my life. I had the turkey, but forgot to say thanks, so here it goes. I thank God, for giving me the following. Parents and Sister : I have the greatest parents in the world. Always supportive and have been there for me through thick and thin. My sister for standing by my side when things went wrong, and all of them for pampering me and spoiling me with what ever I want. IBM and Vodafone UK : Thanks to these guys I have a job today and am financially independent. I can have anything I want at any time and my job has giving me great security and recognition. Internet : My second best past time. Internet has given me my blog, which is my open diary. Without facebook, orkut, torrent how could I have met my old school friends and how would I download movies? Carbs and Proteins : For helping me gain weight when I wanted to and making me fit. Now that I have reached equil

Male Advice

Click on it to see a bigger image. Phew, Men..!!

Twins

New obsession. Twins :P. Everyone around are having twin babies and I cant help but wonder how amazing that would be. I want two kids after all, so I might as well as have them at once. No need to put the body through the same thing twice and still better, its cost effective. Hmm... Maybe someday..... :-)

How to break Bad News

At dawn the telephone rings. "Hello, Master Carlos? This is Arnaldo your country house caretaker" "Ah yes, Mr. Arnaldo. What can I do for you? Is there a problem?" "Um, I am just calling to advise you, sir, that your parrot died" "My parrot? Dead? The one that won the competition?" "That's the one." "Darn! That's such a pity! I spent a small fortune on that bird. Oh well...what did he die from?" "From eating rotten meat." "Rotten meat? Who was so mean as to give him meat?" "Nobody. He ate the meat of one of the dead horses." "Dead horse? What dead horse Mr. Arnaldo?" "Why, those pure breed ones that you had, sir. They died from all that work pulling the water cart." "Are you insane? What water cart?" "The one we used to put out the fire." "Good Lord! What fire are you talking about, man?" "The one at your house! A cand

Pun Intended

Considering the fact that, Facebook , MySpace , Twitter and You Tube are that important to people, I couldn't help wondering why not put all these features on a single site. Question : If there was one like that, What would it be called?? Answer : My face you twit!!! :P

Stoop

Some people can stoop down to dangerous levels, to get their things done. Its atrocious how people can just forget themselves, compromise on their self respect just to get something done. The number of times people change their colors would be more than the number of colors in the rainbow. One minute they do it and the next minute its denial. Bloody hell, how can such people live with themselves I don't understand. Even if it involves an ounce of profit, people would do anything to get it. I've been told time and again, that its a big bad world out there. Better learn to live else you cant survive. Now that I'm there, I'm shocked. People change their opinions as and when they like. To get something, even if you have to crush your friend, they do it. Either I'm way too foolish or way too naive to get these things. Lots to learn in order to survive peacefully.

I liked this PIC alot

I don't know why, but I just loved this pic. Click on it to see it bigger.

The Other Side

When I was going through a rough phase and people expected me to recuperate soon, I ignored all their talk and was content being depressed and disappointed. I always thought that people around me can see my pain but not feel it. I was content being locked up, visiting shrinks and looking for places where I could find any form of happiness. But, now that my friend is going through the same thing, this is not how I feel. I want to knock the unhappiness off her and want to see her happy soon. If only I had realised it earlier maybe things would have been different. The other side may always not be as bad as you think it is. The grass is always greener on the other side, goes the saying. It sure is. The other side of life (I don't know why I'm thinking of Sheldon here :-), is much simpler and beautiful than it appears to be. No matter how much I curse this year, but this one has been the major learning lesson of my life. Looking at the other side, i just realised that I have grown

Silence

Things are going really smooth and exactly the way I want it to. The change in me is finally paying off and I can now see things clearly and am heading towards the right direction. Life has always been good and positive. But the clutter in my head refused to view it. Now, everything is sorted out and I am very happy with life :-). Since a few days, only positive things have been happening. Recognition at work, end of troubles, giving life a second chance, true friends and loads of chocolates. Things are going so well and considering the story of my life, I kinda fear that this could be the silence before the thunderstorm. But one thing I know, be it any kinda storm I can pass through it. No matter what comes my way, I know have the strength to get past it.

Can you sing a song

Can you sing a song, to wake me up, Can you sing a song, to cheer me. Can you sing a song, to make me fell better, Can you sing a song, to show you're there for me. Can you sing a song, when you look at me, Can you sing a song, when you hold me. Can you sing a song, when you feel me, Can you sing a song, when you love me. Can you sing a song, when I'm down, Can you sing a song, when I see only gloom. Can you sing a song, when I want to be comforted, Can you sing a song, as we walk under the moon. Can you sing a song, for each day together, Can you sing a song, for the smiles we shared. Can you sing a song, for the fun we had, Can you sing a song, for the times you cared. Can you sing a song, when you think of me, Can you sing a song, when I weep and cry. Can you sing a song, when you walk away, Can you sing a song, when you say goodbye.

Chociness

Noone until today has been able to describe 'Happiness'. What does it mean? Can it be classified? Or simplified? Okay, let me try to simplify the classification. Henceforth for me, Happiness is classified into 3 types : - Dark Chocolate. Liqueur Chocolate. White Chocolate.

Maa.. All the way

Paa - A very rare father-son, son-father story, actually was a mother-son story. Highly publicised, this one actually stands up to the expectations. Amitabh proves that he is indeed the legend of Indian Cinema. As Auro, the gawky, bald 12 year old suffering from progeria he is splendid and sometimes its hard to believe that he is actually Amitabh. He oozes blood and flesh into the character and makes it a memorable one. You laugh with him and enjoy his 'potty' jokes. Not once would you actually pity this guy. His introduction scene in the movie, his stooped walk, nasal twang, his dance, you carry all this back with you once you leave the theatre. The legend once again has excelled. Vidya Balan looks beautiful as his mother and the chemistry they share is the best part of the movie. Sadly, her clothes in the flashback scenes are pitiful and she needs to get ready to receive some more flak. Apart from that, her saree clad gynaecologist look is good and she plays her part to per

The Waiting Game

There are another 26 days left for 2009 to end, and I cant wait for it. This year has clearly been the worst in my life. I hated everything that happened this year, right from the beginning until a month back. I just wish that this year could just get erased from my life. Nothing, nothing good has happened this year that I would like to remember. Things seemed to be getting better at a point last month and they still are. I have no complaints now as such, but I would have liked to have a happy 10 months instead of a minutely happy 2 months. God's way of making it up to you needs improvement I guess. I want to start afresh and would definitely want good things to happen to me in the forth coming year atleast. That's it, this one has been the worst and what can be worse than the worst? 2010 better be good. I've had my share of miseries and pain this whole year. Next year I wish to see some(if not great) joy. I have learnt a lot from this year and have made a promise to mysel

To Believe

To believe, is to know that Each day is a blessing. To make you realise that, There is always a new beginning. To believe, is to find strength To pass through life. To find the courage, And to work hard and strive. To believe, is to see the love In the eyes of an innocent child, In the veins of an ageing hand, And the learning's that it has had. To believe, is to know the value Of a loving soul Of a nurturing heart, And how to feel whole. To believe, is to see cupid, Each time you feel love, To hear violins play, To see joy come your way. To believe, is to trust The ones who are close, To follow your instincts And know when to close the doors. To believe, is to pray Today tomorrow and each day, To know that someones watching you, Constantly, come what may. To believe, is to know that we are not alone, That life is a gift, And this is the time to cherish it. To believe, is to believe in you That you can control the mass, If something seems to go wrong, Just believe, this

Life in 4 Photographs

This was an email sent to me. I sat reading it 6 times back to back. Amazing. First Pic. ----------- Break of Dawn -- New lease of life, embarking upon a new voyage. A Child Flying Kite -- Young Blood, aspiring to fly high with enormous zest and zeal. Because you know, sky is the limit. A Small Tree -- Need to nurture. Two Birds Hovering Above -- There are people around to take ample care of you, you are actually carefree. Second Pic. ------------- Daylight -- You are almost halfway through in this voyage called life. Couple -- You have a better half of yours to lean upon and speak your heart out. Grown-up Tree -- You have been nurtured profusely to stand tall n rigidly in the storms that may otherwise let you down. A Small Tree -- You, together with your better half, have given a new lease of life to another breaking dawn (your child). One Bird Hovering Above -- There are comparatively less people around you to take care of you, unlike during your wonder childhood years. Third

Anger

I've heard it said don't go to bed While hanging on to sorrow, You may not have the chance to laugh With those you love tomorrow. You may not mean the words you speak When anger takes its toll, You may regret your actions Once you've lost your self-control. When you've lost your temper And you've said some hurtful things, Think about the heartache That your actions sometimes bring. You'll never get those moments back, Such precious time to waste, And all because of things you said In anger and in haste. So if you really love someone And your pride has settled in, You may not ever have the chance To say to them again. "I love you and I miss you, And although we don't agree, I'll try to see your point of view, Please do the same for me."

Change

This is the only thing constant in the world and maybe(?) the best thing too. I am not talking about the change in weather, time or fashion here. Of late I'm supremely fascinated, rather intrigued by the human nature so lets talk about that. People change, yes. But why? When? And how. I've always wondered why old aunties think that their spoilt sons/daughters will change after marriage. I mean after all its only marriage, not rebirth. No one can change anyone. That's one thing practically impossible. If the person wants to change then that's one accomplished mission in itself. Situations are the best catalysts to bring out the change in people. According to me, there are 2 kinds of change. Constructive and Destructive. The names speak for themselves I'm sure so I'm not gonna bother describe them. I believe life is like a spiral curve. There are ups and downs at every corner. Oh believe me its true. The ups give you a high and makes you think that life rocks whi

Confused

Still trying to figure what is the best. The Roasted chicken sub from 'Subway' with extra mustard and mayo, or the 'KFC' Zinger burger with cheese and extra mayo or the cripsy roasted whole tandoori chicken I had today? Burp..!! :-)