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Holier than Thou'

Ever since his video was aired on all local news channels an ordinary saint(?), Swami Nithyananda became a nation wide hero. Well for good or bad reasons who cares. After all any kind of publicity is good. Actually I care two hoots about what this guy did. What annoys me is why is this guy being given so much importance. He's just an ordinary person at the end of the day and why bother what he does in his personal space. The worse thing was when the media aired the sleazy video on all new channels, that too on Prime time. For God's sake, there are teenagers and kids watching TV at those times. But why would they bother. They need to run their show right! That Swami is no less either. I had never even heard of him until he decided to show up in the most inappropriate way possible. The Tamil actress in the video is now tainted for life. I wonder what was she thinking. I have seen the video and I don't see her being forced to do anything out there. Its very 'Godly' of

The Butterfly Effect

Before a butterfly can emerge out of it’s chrysalis it has to go through a lot of struggling. Yes, struggling. Each time it lunges out to escape, acids are being removed from its wings. If someone were to come along and break the chrysalis open for it then the butterfly would die from those acids. In essence the struggle is necessary for the butterfly to survive. Then in the stillness, when the struggle is over, the butterfly can come out and share its beauty with the world. We as humans are not any different. There are times that we need to struggle, to rid ourselves of the acids that make up sadness, fear, and anger. It is only at this time when we are exhausted and still, that we begin to hear the Universe whisper to us.

Seven Wonders of the World

Junior high school students in Chicago were studying the Seven Wonders of the World. At the end of the lesson, the students were asked to list what they considered to be the Seven Wonders of the World. Though there was some disagreement, the following received the most votes: 1. Egypt's Great Pyramids 2. The Taj Mahal in India 3. The Grand Canyon in Arizona 4. The Panama Canal 5. The Empire State Building 6. St. Peter's Basilica 7. China's Great Wall While gathering the votes, the teacher noted that one student, a quiet girl, hadn't turned in her paper yet. So she asked the girl if she was having trouble with her list. The quiet girl replied, "Yes, a little. I couldn't quite make up my mind because there were so many." The teacher said, "Well, tell us what you have, and maybe we can help." The girl hesitated, then read, "I think the Seven Wonders of the World are: 1. to touch... 2. to taste... 3. to see... 4. to hear... (She hesitated a litt


These are some of the shortcuts in messages or mails that I absolutely hate. 1. 'Ma' for 'My' - I mean its the same number of characters, and 'y' is much closer to 'm' than 'a'. 2. 'Wnt' for 'Want' and 'Wont' - The recipient is expected to make a wide guess regarding what the sender wants or wont do. 3. 'Luv' for 'Love' - When you are telling someone that you love them, the least you can do is get the word right. 4. 'Sry' for 'Sorry' - If you want to apologise, please do so whole heartedly and please use the whole word. 5. 'Tnx' for 'Thanks' - Again, another emotion chopped to take the feel out of it. 6. 'Gal' for 'Girl' - I don't mind the word much. Its only when people use it in a speech that bothers me. 7. '5n' for 'fine' - When someone sent me this for the first time, it took me more than a minute to figure out what that meant. When I a

Effective Communicator Usage

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Happy Birthday

This year as you turn twenty four, May joy and happiness open its door; I pray that all your wishes come true, And no troubles standing in a queue. That bright smile on your face, Needs to always remain; May success come driving in, And wash away all the pain. May there be more music, Exactly of your kind; May you be healthy, In body, soul and mind. May there be more love, More parties and madness; May you get everything, That can give you happiness. May lord give you what you desire, Let he not forget anything; May there be more and more smiles, And let the happy slogans ring. Let the bull keep on charging, Let it dance away and cheer; Cos after a gruesome year, Finally your day is here. May you live long my dear, Never ever bid adieu; Be it this year or the next, I'll be there to wish you. I may only be a small person, I may not blow you away; But your day is my day too, So honey, Wish you a very happy Birthday!

What Does Love Mean?

A group of professional people posed this question to a group of 4 to 8 year-olds, "What does love mean?" The answers they got were broader and deeper than anyone could have imagined. "When my grandmother got arthritis, she couldn't bend over and paint her toenails anymore. So my grandfather does it for her, even when his hands got arthritis, too. That's Love." - age 8 "When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different. You just know that your name is safe in their mouth." - age 4 "Love is when a girl puts on perfume and a boy puts on shaving cologne and they go out and smell each other." - age 5 "Love is when you go out to eat and give somebody most of your French Fries without making them give you any of theirs." - age 6 "Love is what makes you smile when you're tired." - age 4 "Love is when my mommy makes coffee for my daddy and she takes a sip before giving it to him, to make sure the taste i

Blah Blah Queen

I met this woman yesterday, Who just wouldn't shut her mouth; Blah blah blah she went, Topics ranging from politics to food down south. She thought she was the long lost queen, Expected me to treat her like royalty; Snobbish, rude and arrogant she was, Without even an ounce of nobility. She said, she's yet to meet a woman, Who is prettier than her; All I could do was force a smile, While inside I gave a sneer. I could see the seam splitting, From her cheap brown and black dress; Yet she acted like she's decked in Gucci, Like Versace and Valentino visit her personal address. Her hairstyle looked like my neighbour's poodle, She said she likes Italian food, especially the noodle; Gold jewellery is her passion she told, Fast cars and hot guys she likes to hold; Ugly, but thinks all the guys stare at her, Poor thing doesn't know that its only in shock; Yet she acts like she's god's gift to manhood, Oh well, how do we get rid of her mental block? A double XL, but


Walking alone in the lane, With the wind messing my mane; I feel someone call out to me, But when I turn, none I can see; I feel someone watching me, All through the day and the night; I hear hushed whispers in my ear, But I feel only warmth, no fear; I can feel it all around, But still can never see it; It holds me close and tight, Never lets me out of sight; It feels my skin slowly, Caresses' me like never before; Plays with me teasing me, Its as close as it can be; It laughs with me, Helps me wipe my tears; Embraces me when I'm low, Until it can see me glow; I wondered what was this, Then it struck me like a blow; The thing that makes me feel so nice, Can only be his shadow.


One of the most interesting pictures I've stumbled upon. I don't know if this pic represents hope, but it surely does make me think a lot.

Random Thoughts

To all my friends, with love.. Random thoughts flooding my head, Seeing colors everywhere, blue, green and red; The black and white haze seeming to lift, Life seems wonderful almost like a gift. You do right, you do wrong, In the end, it only makes you strong; Forgive, but do not forget, Happiness is not that hard to get. You need to make it happen, Life is not always pixies and elves; Cos a soul that has not suffered, Would never fully know itself. Even from the darkest alley, You can still see the stars; Smile, pray and love, This will help heal the scars. The purpose of humanity, Is the meaning of life; At least within yourself, Let go of the strife. While in a storm, Don't let go of the boats; Only while you're sinking, You'll know that hope floats. Just because you have it all, Doesn't mean you have all the power; The best of fragrance, May still come from the ugliest flower. We all have our faults and foibles, After all we're just human; The least we can do, i

I'm Cheerful :D

I'm not happy, I'm cheerful. There's a difference. A happy woman has no cares at all. A cheerful woman has cares but has learned how to deal with them. -- Beverly Sills

Will Love Follow?

My review on the book 'Love Will Follow' may lean more towards the negative side due to following three reasons. One, the title suggests that arranged marriages will work as love will follow later, but all the examples in the book only show failed marriages, be it love or arranged. Two, the timing when I read the book. My best friend's wedding(arranged one), and seeing them so happy I had decided to give a go for the arranged concept, but the book made me think otherwise. Three, I'm definitely not the one who should read anything remotely related to a failed relationship. Makes me miserable. So there we go. I may seem biased because of the above reasons, but honestly the book doesn't leave a single positive thought on your mind. If there were any already, it may just take it all away. I decided to read this book for one sole reason, the title. It said 'Love Will Follow'. I thought it will provide an insight on arranged marriages. Well, it didn't. Shaifal

I Miss

I miss, The long conversations we used to have. The sweet nothings you used to whisper. The bright smile on your face on seeing me. The naughty madness we shared. The countless songs you used to sing for me. The sight of your love filled eyes. The warm touch of your hand. The assurance your arms provided. The prompt goodnight kisses. The passionate days and nights. The silly fights and the lovely make-up's. The concern you showed. The twinkle in your eye. The soothing effect of your wonderful voice. The slight blush you gave when I praised you. The appreciation you gave when I looked good. The happy tears we shared n number of times. The times when we got wet in the rain and loved it. The monthly celebrations we had. The feeling of seeing you everyday. The pride of belonging to you. and most importantly, I miss what I was when I was with you.


All Leo's are more or less the same. Emotional fools. Leo's are supposed to be born to rule. But more often than not we end up like doormats and get ruled by others. The only thing filled in abundance in us Leo's is emotions which is ready to spill out even at the drop of a hat. We make mistakes, cry, learn and go ahead and make the same mistakes again. Yeah, we are stubborn creatures. But why stubborn for all the wrong reason. Stubborn enough not to let go of what you cant have, stubborn enough to not want what all you can have. Leo's are the centre of attraction yes, yet why do we crave attention from those few people who wouldn't care if we existed or not. Why do we stick on to something for a lifetime ruining the present and in turn the future. We Leo's are born optimists, but shouldn't there be a limit for hope too. Generous : yes, but generous enough to give it all to one person and have nothing left for yourself. Clever : that clever enough to deeply

How men and women get ready for a party


Please Listen

Please listen and don't say a word yet, Remember the first time when we first ever met? The madness, the feelings and the memories that we shared; Remember, once upon a time you actually cared. Now think of the time when we parted, Remember my wail? Remember my cry? You practically crushed and threw me away, But I'm still here, ain't I? Its been almost two years, Still flow the uncontrollable tears; When I try to rebuild my life with what I've got, It just crumbles down, when I realise what I have not. You were the most special part of my life, A part that I will never forget; A part of my life that broke my heart, A part that I don't regret. You gave me many happy memories, All of which I'll keep in my heart; Every breath brings in the pain, Oh, Why did you have to go apart? You are my true love and will always be so, After all the sadness and never ending pain, I know; You are special and that will never change, I love you, and everyone else now seems so stran

Smile a While

Fix IT

I wake up post noon today, thanks to the reading I did all night. As I clumsily walk into the kitchen I see mom sitting at the table and trying to fix the handle of a broken cup. Then followed the below session. Me : "What you trying to do, Ma? Not getting late for work?" Mom : "Yeah I'll leave in sometime. Well, I just broke the handle of this cup while washing it. So I'm trying to fix it." Me : "Oh God, just let it be na Ma. I'll get a new cup while I come back from shopping in the evening. Now, you go get ready for work." Mom : "No. Not needed." As usual I got agitated and made a face. She frowned too. Mom : "You think I'm trying to save money here?" Me : "Duh, what else are you trying to do Ma?" Mom : "Yeah, that too. But I believe its easier to fix broken things than get something new to replace it." I just stood looking at her. I felt like I was reading a page from some non detailed text in scho

Haage Summane

Heard the female version of "Anisuthide yaako indu" from Mungaru Male for the first time ever. Just one word "WOW"!! Nostalgia.. Nostalgia.. Araluthiru jeevada geleya, Snehada sinchanadalli; Baadadiru snehada hoove, Premada bandhanadalli; Manasalle irali bhaavane, Midiyuthilrali mouna veene, Haage summane..

Forget & Accept

How do I forget your name and your face? How do I forget your warm embrace? How do I forget the love I knew, How do I accept you have someone new? How do I forget our love song? I don't care if I cried all night long; I can only remember how close we were, And the fact that you were always there. I cannot forget the way you walk, I cannot forget all the sweet talk; I cannot forget the things you used to say, I cannot accept that you've gone away. I cannot forget the bright days and long nights, I cannot forget the madness after our silly fights; I cannot forget the smiles that we shared, I cannot forget the times when you cared. How do I forget your laugh and your grin? How do I forget your voice and your chin? How do I forget the way you held me tight? How do I forget the way you kissed me goodnight? I always thought that this love would last, I cannot accept that now its "the past"; I cannot forget that you said you'd leave me never; I cannot accept that you'