Tuesday, December 30, 2008

New Blog

Have created a new parallel blog to list all the posts that are either taken from internet or are forwarded mails.

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Sunday, December 28, 2008

Neha........ I

Walking through that busy corridor , scanning every face on my way to find at least one face that does not have “Don’t bother I am busy ” board, I finally stumbled on a door and without stopping to check what room it was, I simply pushed open the door.

As I entered a dozen pair of eyes turned their focus on me and the whole room which was a moment ago buzzing with activity was turned into a silence which is similar to the one we have when a teacher enters a noisy class. But it didn’t took them long to make out that’s not the case.

As I was going from one pair of eyes to another looking for a familiar eye suddenly my eyes stopped, wow, two big round sparkling eyes were looking at me. I could see nothing beyond those eyes as if there were only those two eyes floating. So clear, so magnificent, so full of life, full with sparkle that could lighten up the whole universe. I was so lost in those eyes that I did not know that since how long I did not blink.

“What do you want?” an angry voice blurted out from somewhere, which brought me back to the reality and made me realise that there were other people too in that room. I somehow turned my eyes trying to find out from where did that noise came and asked “Sorry”.

The voice again said “What are you doing here?” This time I could see who it was. I sheepishly replied,” Sorry to disturb, actually I was looking for my friend, Ruchi, she told me that she will be down this corridor.” Then before I could finish, a voice as soft as sponge, came from the back “Oh, she just went outside, she will be right back”. I turned in that direction and man, it was her, and like Dorothy said to Jerry in Jerry Maguire “Shut Up, You had me at Hello”, I could not make out anything after Oh. I was again in that fantasy world but this time I could see the face too. If eyes were huge and vast as ocean, the face was that of an angel, so white, so pure. If eyes had that sparkle of stars then the face had that brightness of sun, so vibrant. Her cheeks were white and were giving a tempting signal to come and pull them.

As she could easily make out from the quizzical look on my face that I did not understand anything, she repeated in that magical voice “She went to get some papers, she will be back soon”. This time I had to hear and said “Ok, Thanks” and gave her a smile and before I could see whether she had returned my smile, the same angry voice came out” You can go and wait in her room”. And before I could say anything, my angel replied “You can wait here”, with a smile that could infuse life in dead.

But sensing that others may not like that idea, I looked around and said “Thanks, but I won’t bother, you people carry on with your activity”, with a smile mainly directed at the angry soul. I think this mellowed him down a little.

Then another voice came out,”Then you have to participate in that”. I could only muster “Ok, what I have to do?” Soon the room was again full of noise with each one shouting instruction to another. I put my bag down and was asked to stand at one corner. They started passing a plastic ball around.

I again looked at her, she was bursting with laughter and some of them were finding it hard to hold the ball and each time anyone missed it, it started a fleet of laughter. I was so lost in their laughter that I did not notice the ball being thrown at me and I did not have time to react and it hit me on the face. Everybody started laughing hilariously but my angel wasn’t. She asked me with concern in her voice“Did it hurt?” I said No and started laughing and she also started laughing. I picked up the ball and shouted “It’s now my turn to get you guys” and threw it lightly to person diagonally opposite, he caught it and soon we again started throwing around.

After a while we all got tired, and everyone started relaxing. I walked across to where she was and started looking from the window which was next to her. Then I looked towards her and I saw her panting but she looked still as vibrant as before. I asked, “That was fun”. Without commenting she asked “So you are a Magician, too?” Magician, I thought the only magic I could do is the card trick, in which you ask the person to pick one card and see it and you without seeing it put it back after turning it 180 degree, so that all other cards have same orientation of picture except the one he picked and that will also be a trick only to people who have not seen it earlier. So after a thought I replied with amazement “No...I am not.” She said “Oh, so you don’t work here.” I replied, “No, I just came to see my friend.” She said, “Oh, Yes”.
“So, you like Magic?” I asked her. “Yes, very much, Ruchi Di always does that, whenever anybody is in pain, she does something and it vanishes, whenever anyone is sad, she hugs him and they become happy.”

Pain, Sad... these words rang in my head and before I could think more, I heard a familiar voice “So here you are, sorry I got stuck somewhere”. And all the children gave a cry of excitement “Didi has come”.

I looked at her white coat and then looked around, and everything seemed new to me now.

Then a Nurse entered and shouted “Dinner time.” Everyone ran back to their bed. Ruchi said looking at me,” Come, let’s go”. Then she looked at the children and said “Good Night everyone, See you all tomorrow”. I was staring at my angel. She was getting ready for her dinner. Ruchi caught my hand and ushered me outside.

I couldn’t say anything, something stuck me. I just walked out and glanced at the plate hanging at the door.


She looked at me and asked “Are you Ok?” I sat down at the bench and just closed my eyes. She said “I know, let’s go”. I uttered”My bag...” and ran back.

The moment I entered she looked at me. I went to her; she said “Good Night, Will you come again?” I said “Good Night dear, Yes, I will.” Kissed her forehead, picked my bag and everybody looked at me and said “Bye, Good Night”. I got a meek smile on my face and said “Bye, Good Night” and ran away.

That’s Neha, a seven year old angel, suffering from leukaemia (blood cancer).........

"Its all imagination that I have penned down,
but somehow I feel someday you will be running around
I will hold you in my hands, hear you say "I Love you",
and hug me tight and will stop the tears flowing down
But till that time, I will have to put the Disclaimer down."

All the thoughts mentioned above are author's imagination and any resemblance to anyone alive,dead, healthy or ill is purely coincidental and unintentional and any information cited is purely fictional.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Problem - I

The basic problem with ME is that I preview things to happen in a certain way. I construct the incidents that are going to happen in future in my mind. Play the conversation that is going to happen, the sequence , what words will be said, what things will be done , what way they will be done and rehearse all these things zillions of time in my head. So my mind rewinds that video and when the actual moment comes it EXPECTS that video to unwind.

But 99.9999% times it won't and it shouldn't. So irrespective of what happened, how good that incident went or how worse it was, there will be sense of disappoinment.

Solution -

1. Stop thinking and expecting (Most of them say this) but I love to think and expect.

2. Take control of the situation, that will atleast let me play my part the way I thought..sounds interesting

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Jaago Re!

Most of you must have seen the Advertisement in which a a guy serves tea to a bunch of people saying that "Are ye so rahe hai, inhe chai peelao". And then the people protest that they are not sleeping, hearing which he replies that "On election day if you are not voting then you are sleeping".
I am almost going to complete 24 years of my life and I am yet to take part in the process of selecting the representatives for the largest democracy in this world. The reason being(actually its no reason) I always thought that you need a Voter ID card to vote and due to laziness on my part and lack of information from Election Commission, till now I din't get the opportunity to get myself one. The last time the census people came to my place, I was underage and when they had the session at a nearby community center, I din't have my name in the roll list of my constituency and after that recently when I went after seeing a notice on the notice board of my society, there wasn't even a single bird chirping there (I did went to the right address, right place and on right time :) ).
So after seeing this Ad, I logged onto the website and checked out the procedure. Initially I thought that its a government initiative but actually its an effort by a non profit NGO. The procedure is very simple, fill some information and submit and they will mail you a form which you have to fill (most of the columns are already filled from the information you entered earlier) and submit at your electoral office.
Now after filling the info and getting the form , I thought on submitting this I will get the voter card but then I read the documents clearly :- P and I found out that on submitting the form, I will get my name entered in the roll list of my constituency and then on further exploring the site (it was on the first page :- P), I came to know that you DON'T NEED A VOTER CARD to vote. All you need to have is your name in the roll list and need to carry an identity proof while voting. Voter card is just an identity proof and if you don't have it you can use your driving license etc.
This site has many other features , like once you submit the form , you inform them and they will keep a track of your status and keep you updated too and many more very useful features.
So in case you have not got your name on the roll list yet or you need information about anything related to election etc, just log on to this website and explore.
Believe me its a very convenient and great initiative .
So WAKE UP..there is still time. And as always "Better LATE than NEVER"

The link to the site http://www.jaagore.com/

Friday, November 21, 2008

Will it still be called White House??

One thing I cannot get into my tiny mind is why the color of a person is so sensationalized by the media. The whole US elections was projected as the quest to have the first Black person as President. So when he won instead of giving credit to his philosophies, ideologies, manifesto etc, I felt his color was single most quality that made him get noticed among the voters. And that was not enough , just few weeks after that there was a news of US getting the first black Supreme Court CJ. Again the stress here was on the word black.

Ok, I agree that there was a time that people were discriminated on the basis of their color and it really should act as a motivation for others when they see those people getting recognized or appreciated or holding important positions but I see highlighting the word black every time as a kind of racism.
Somewhere that word acts as a derogatory remark to that person's capabilities or qualities. Somewhere I sense people saying "Oh , he is Black that's why"

Few months back, I was reading a blog written by some Bengali living in US and she recalled an incident that occurred at one of the get together of Bengali people that they were holding. The author said that there was a couple in their community who never used to stop talking about Obama like "How great he is..How wonderful he is going to be for US and World etc". But that day that couple was quite silent. The author on inquiring with others about the reason found that their daughter was getting married to some American, which mind you those NRI people (Bengali's who were assembled there) were quite appreciative of, since they took it as a status symbol to have a foreigner as your relative and that to a SIL (Son - In - Law). But this couple were quite upset because this guy was Black. So the irony was that these people on one hand were so excited with the fact that a Black guy was going to lead the Super power but they cannot accept the fact that their SIL is going to be a Black guy.

And I think this is still the case with a majority of people.

So somewhere I feel that repeated mention of the word black to denote Obama etc is just another kind of racism that is appreciating the achievements of these people but somehow in a sarcastic manner.

So as the cartoon asks , I don't think I will be surprised if they change the name of the building from White House to Black House :) but I will then like them to paint it black too :)

Note: These are all my opinions and if I hurt somebody then that was not intentional.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Everything that happens, happens for some good..

I just read this quote from Stephen Bishop, which has come in TOI

"I feel so miserable without you, its almost like having you here"

and it made me laugh , as most of the love quotes make me now a days.

Yesterday was Children's day, apart from wishing my very good friend "Happy Birthday", I din't do anything Children's day specific, not even wished "anyone" "Happy Children's Day".
Anyways, I went to watch Dostana with my office mates. Its a so so movie but it has its funny parts too, just that the gay angle is used tooooo much, they could have done with a little less use of it.
You always relate something from reel life to real life and it generally depend on your mood whether you take out the positive from it or the negative. Things like, Yes, you can fall in love with your friend and you need not be sorry for that. Yes, Love is Blind, but instead of the person who is in love getting blind, its the person you love, who is blind because he/she won't see or realise that you love them. blah blah..... and ultimately Friendship is more fulfilling relation than any other relation you can imagine.

At night I watched "Sleepless @ Seattle". I have heard from a lot of people that its a nice movie so since I had it in my pc, so decided to watch it but I was quite disappointed. Apart from the cute kid "Jonah" nothing else was good, Ok Meg Ryan looked childish too :).
In the last few months, I watched a lot of movies in which the girl despite being engaged to someone whom they say they "love a lot", suddenly goes into an almost magical world of their own when they get in touch with the Hero. Ok agreed in most of the cases the so called fiance is a bad guy who is either too possesive or evil but this guy Walter(Bill Puffman), I felt was too good. I was just wondering what if after marrying Tom Hanks, she again meets someone with whom she will again experience the magic ?...I think to tough for me to digest.Don't know may be because I always imagine myself as the other guy like Walter (not saying loving like me but having a fate like him)...he he he
And like Anne said to Walter "I don't deserve you". Ya, we will take it as a consolation. Just like , the statement "it was not destined". And finallly the golden one that some consoling soul will come and say "Everything that happens , happens for some good"

Ok I need to update this post keeping in mind Sid's comment. So sorry for only referring to the fairer sex. When I said that despite being committed to someone , they go into the magical world of their own on meeting someone new, I was actually referring to both the beautiful ladies and handsome guys :)

Beautiful girls denote every girl in this world :)
Handsome guy denote every guy in this world :)

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Monty is back.....

Everybody with whom I ever talked about Guitar told me that playing the intro of Ek Haseena thi.. is very simple, so that was the first tune that my tutor taught me. And right now the way I am playing it its more like playing for Himesh than Rishi Kapoor :) (thats why the post title :))

Apart from that I have learnt to play Ajeeb dastaan hai ye (first line only). Tried my hand on Jana Gana Mana too and picked Happy Birthday to a certain extent too but its a long way to go and I am quite eager to travel :)


A lovely song from Dasvidaniya (upcoming movie of Vinay Pathak)....Just too good.
If possble do listen to it...

I have a long due post that I have to write about the first lady in my life..but till then this can be a dedication to her...Love you Mummy...Will play and sing this song one day for you :)

Meri Maa Meri Maa Pyaari Maa (Mumma)
Singer (s): KAILASH KHER
Maa, Meri Maa, Pyaari Maa… Mamaa
Hoo Maa, Meri Maa, Pyaari Maa… Mamaa
Haatho Ki Lakerien Badal Jayengi
Gum Ki Yeh Zanjeerein Peeghal Jayengi
Ho Khuda Pe Bhi Aasar, Tu Duaon Ka Hai Ghar
Meri Maa, Meri Maa, Pyaari Maa… Mammaa
Hoo Maa, Meri Maa, Pyaari Maa… Mammaa

Begdi Kismat Bhi Sawanr Jaayegi
Zindagi Tarane Khushi Ke Gayegi
Tere Hote Kiska Dar, Tu Duawon Ka Hai Ghar
Meri Maa, Meri Maa, Pyaari Maa… Mammaa
Hoo Maa, Meri Maa, Pyaari Maa… Mammaa

Yun Tu Mein.. Sab Se Nyara Hoon
Tera Maaa Mein Dulara Hoon
Yun Tu Mein.. Sab Se Nyara Hoon
Par Tera Maaa Mein Dulara Hoon
Duniya Mein Jeene Se Jyada Uljhan Hai Maaa
Tu Hai Amar Ka Jahan…….
Tu Gussa Karti Hai, Bada Accha Lagta Hai
Tu Kaan Pakati Hai, Badi Zor Se Lagta Hai,
Meri Maa… Meri Maa, Meri Maa, Pyaari Maa… Mammaa
Hoo Maa, Meri Maa, Pyaari Maa… Mammaa

Haatho Ki Lakerien Badal Jayengi
Gum Ki Yeh Zanjeerein Peeghal Jayengi
Ho Khuda Pe Bhi Aasar, Tu Duawon Ka Hai Ghar
Meri Maa, Meri Maa, Pyaari Maa… Mammaa
Hoo Maa, Meri Maa, Pyaari Maa… Mammaa

Taken from http://worldoftimepass.com/song-lyrics/dasvidaniya-song-lyrics/

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Finally holding something I love ;)

Yesterday I was gifted a guitar by Didibhai :) :) :) and it was indeed one of the happiest moment of my life to hold it in my hand. Always wanted to have one and play it like a pro. Atleast the first part is done :) and if god permits then the second will also be a reality soon :).
Thought of starting this post with a picture of me holding it but forgot to take it and just couldn't wait any longer to share this information.
Have already started playing it with the help of the tutorials available on net and believe me it does not seem that attractive to play and it will definitely require a lot of patience to learn playing a simple tune :) and that is what is listed at most of the sites that the most important thing one needs to learn playing guitar is to have a lot of patience.
Will definitely get hold of a tutor soon, as self learning is not that viable option.
Anyways it will be fun and definitely something to keep me busy :)
Will soon come up with a video of the first song that I will play :) (Lets see how fast that can be :))

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Dream to have a dream....

I am one of those guys (don't know whether anyone else of my kind exist or not) who never had an ambition or a realistic dream. Its not that I don't dream but I see dreams as more of a medium to live those moments which are otherwise not possible. So contrary to what achievers believe in i.e. Dream is something that won't let you sleep but my dreams are something for which I need not sleep as I mostly day dream but they are definitly not something that will make me sleepless.So I think they are more of a wish than a dream.
When I was growing I never used to give the question "What you want to be when you grow up ?" much a thought. Ok I used to think that I will become an engineer not because I was fascinated with the kind of work they do because I really din't know what they do :) but it was more because of two reasons, one was that I used to think that Guys become engineer and Girls become doctor (don't know what gave birth to this statement) and secondly till 10th Biology for me was all about drawing things , and that was one part of my homework that my Didibhai used to do for me and I knew if I will pursue medical then someday I will have to do all the drwaing myself :p and that was impossible. The only thing I could draw was Amoeba because it does not have a definite shape so I had the liberty of drawing anything and then fill it with dots (used to love the sound of everyone banging the pencil on the paper repeatedly at the time of exams). Primarily I wanted to serve people and as I am believer of the fact that you need not be in defense forces to serve your country, I thought I will try to make people's life easier by being an Engineer.So since I got a good score in 10th, I opted for Non-Med.
I used to think that it will be fun to study PCM and I will learn a lot of things but the first day I joined my new school DPS, I found people being mad about getting into IIT (I din't knew what the heck it was, don't be surprised I din't know YMCA was an engineering college in Faridabad till the time I had to opt for a college). By the time I joined (July as result was out in June only), I found people have already done half of their syllabus in the promotional classes or in the coaching classes they have joined. Most of them have learned the various concepts that I was going to study. But to my surprise most of them knew the concepts but I guess none knew why we are studying it, whats the use of it, why are we learning differentiation, where will we use integration in our day to day life , what disaster will happen if we don't know about the organic chemistry etc. But I think I din't get the time to react or ask all these because if I had then I would have been left way behind so I just dropped my head and went ahead with all this. The two subjects for which I had a liking was Physics and Maths and Chemistry was left to the interest of the teacher who was teaching, if he could develop interest then I will learn otherwise I will take it as a routine.
Contrary to what most people believe, seeing my high marks, that I am a bookworm but I am not. This is one truth that only my mom knows because she only knows that till the day I completed my college she had to constantly force me to open them and study. I am more of a student who used to study on the last day before exam. Every time just before the exam I used to pray to God that please help me finish all this syllabus and I promise that I will study quite early next time but that next time never came. I feel I grasp things quickly thats why just by reading the books once I used to answer most of the questions and thus used to score goodmarks without studying for hours.
Coming back to my school, so since I was never fascinated myself to go for the IITs and it was more of Bhed chal (blindly following somebody) so I was never into it, so despite clearing the screening and I knew I could never break into IITs as I never put any effort for it, never studied hard, never did the sample papers, never did numerical problems and it would have been a miracle if I had. Ok I was disappointed even cried when the results were out. Somehow I studied well for the objectives exams and got really good rank in whichever paper I gave seriously and landed myself an opportunity to study in the NITs but later opted for my state cum local college YMCA.
The story at YMCA was no different. I don't know why I really opted for Electronics (and if you are working in an IT industry then you will know that ultimately it hardly matters what was your branch). Ok may be I was fascinated with something more core engineering than something which is mere a language.So Electronics was something which a good scorer who wants to do core engineering will opt for than Mechanical or Electrical just like Non-Medical to Commerce or Arts until you are really fascinated with the other options.
After opting for Electronics , I had to make another choice Electronics Engineering(Communications) or Electronics & Control. Ok Communications sounded more interesting and this is what tradition says higher ranker opted for. So here I was, in the EE group. Throughout the first 3 years, I went through the routines without challenging myself once or doing something that will challenge my potential and or give me a sense of an achievement. Then came the 6 semester when we had to get ourself a training for the next semester and the first option we had was HCL and seeing the tradition, I thought I will have to make it,so I prepared but somehow again felt that I could have done much better and as I never thought that I worked really hard for it so I will say it was luck that I got into it when some of my brilliant friends couldn't.
While studying Electronics I used to think that my work in VLSI will involve working with transistors, gates, ICs or other electronics and used to think that while doing that work I will be more interested in studying them as only studying them was not that fascinating.
During my training, I was aksed what in VLSI will you prefer and since they were looking for some one who has knowledge of C/C++ ,and since I matched that criteria I was alotted a team whose work was in hardware but at System level. So no actual transistors, ICs or diodes for me.
When I used to be in college , I used to think which is the one company for which I will like to work and the name that used to come to mind was STMicroelectronics because it was the only company that had electronics in its name ..lol..jokes apart because it was quite an elusive company for people from my college and I had a feeling that it was more into VLSI then any other company in the NCR. Currently I am in ST and before I came here, my batchmates and collegemates had already made it one of the realities for all my college people. So won't say it was a dream come true because long before I stopped thinking about it.
Adding to the irony of my life, the day I got the Engineering degree in my hand, I had a strong feeling that I should have opted for Medical as that would have been more close to serving people. That day all the fears of drawing things went out of the box and there was an urge to cure people of their miseries and even thought of enquiring about doing higher secondary again in Medical stream so that I could be a doctor.
My stay at HCL again can't be termed as something of a dream come true but it was indeed one of the best learning experience of my life. Just after joining HCL, I was presented with the opportunity to work for an onshore client, right here in Noida and for that I had to appear for an interview. Now here I got an oportunity to prove myself because I have heard about a lot of people who appeared for the same n got rejected. So worked hard (again not harder) and cleared that. There at Coware I did something which I won't say was totally related to my education or something I wanted to do because I din't know what I wanted to do but I really found it interesting. As I got to design and develop IPs, simulate hardwares and explore architectures of SoCs etc.
So after working for HCL for almost 2 years, I decided to move ahead, not because I had to do something with my life or had to fulfil some dream, it was just because I had to.
Right now I am working in ST, knowing I am doing something related to hardware something similar to what I was doing earlier at HCL/CoWare but still that dream is not there. The thing that I will want to do, the thing that will keep me busy, keep me awake or will make me fall sleep because of hard work I put up the whole day, the thing on doing which I will be elated , the thing which will make me pat my back myself on accomplishing that, which I will say I achieved....the Dream that will be a real dream for me ..........

Friday, September 26, 2008

A sad poem....

Was moved by the way the guy could pen down these feelings...

Please someone tell me when
This pain will go away
When I'll forget the past
And move on to another day

A day where just for once
You face won't cross my mind
I won't think of our memories
I'll just leave them all behind

I say all this right now
Wishing it would be true
But I know tonight, Ill go to bed,
Crying over you....

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Jana gana mana...

Jana gaṇa mana adhināyaka jaya hē
Bhārata bhāgya Vidhātā
Pañjāba Sindhu Gujarāṭa Marāṭhā
Drāviḍa Utkala Baṅga
Vindhya Himācala ẏamunā Gaṅgā
Ucchala jaladhi taraṅga
Tava śubha nāmē jāgē
Tava śubha āśiṣa māgē
Gāhē tava jaya gāthā
Jana gaṇa maṅgala dāyaka jaya hē
Bhārata bhāgya vidhātā
Jaya hē jaya hē jaya hē
Jaya jaya jaya jaya hē

O! Dispenser of India's destiny, thou art the ruler of the minds of all people
Thy name rouses the hearts of Punjab, Sindh, Gujarat, the Maratha country,in the Dravida country, Utkala and Bengal;
It echoes in the hills of the Vindhyas and Himalayas,
it mingles in the rhapsodies of the pure waters of Yamuna and the Ganges.
They chant only thy name.
They seek only thy auspicious blessings.
They sing only the glory of thy victory.
The salvation of all people waits in thy hands,
O! Dispenser of India's destiny, thou art the ruler of the minds of all peopleVictory to thee, Victory to thee, Victory to thee,Victory, Victory, Victory, Victory to thee!.

Vande Mataram

Vande Mataram - My obeisance to Mother India!
sujalaam - With flowing beneficial waters
suphalaam - Filled with choicest fruits
malayaja sheethalam - With Sandal scented winds
shashya shyamalaam - Green with the harvest
Maataram, vande maataram - O mother! My obeisance to you!
Shubhra jothsana pulakitha yaminim - Ecstatic moonlit nights
Phulla kusumitat drumah dala shobhinim - The plants blooming with flowers
Suhasinim, Sumadhura bhAshinim - Sweet speaker of sweet languages
sukhadaam varadhaam, maataram - Fount of blessings,
Vande mataraam - Mother, I salute you!

This translation is taken from Wikipedia.

Saturday, August 9, 2008


Arguably the best stress buster for me. No matter how bad I feel or how low I am feeling I just need to see one episode of this serial and I feel so refreshed , so happy. Just feel like life is again injected in me.

I din't see this sitcom when it was getting aired for the first time. I used to hear from people that it is one of the best comedy sitcom but I never felt the urge to see it. But few months back, I decided to download this and watch it and see what so good about it. And once I started watching it, I din't stop before I watched every episode till season 10. And even now when I have completed it , I see it again whenever I need a laugh or just idling around.

Well most of the people know what it is all about but just to mention, its a story of six friends Ross, Rachel, Chandler, Monica, Joey and Phoebe, who have their own shares of joys and troubles. Ross's wife is lesbian and she leaves him and after that he gets married to Emily but at the time of wedding instead of taking her name he utters Rachel and then he marries Rachel when both of them are drunk at Vegas and get that marriage annulled too but at the end of season 10 he gets her back(something people who have not seen the complete series should not know :)). Then we have Rachel who runs away on her marraige day as she doesn't love that guy and then she lands up at Monica's who is her school time friend and starts her independent life where she first works as a waitress then follows her dream of working in fashion world. She falls in love with Ross, breaks up, then have a baby with him and finally gets back to him. Then we have Monica who is Ross's little sister, she is a chef and is quite particular about keeping her surrounding tidy. I feel she was the least troubled person in that sitcom. The only problem with her was that she din't have a stable relation but after 5-6 season even that goes away. Then comes Chandler who is Ross's college time friend and who cannot distinguish between his mother and father(his father is a cross dresser). His problem is similar to Monica that he never had any stable relation thats why I feel they got together and married each other. The other problem with him was he din't like the work he was doing and wanted to do something he really liked. Then comes Joey, the guy who is never deprived of girls. He is an actor who intially struggles and does some very petty and funny roles but later on becomes a soap opera star. He is most funniest and dumb guy who enjoys eating, relaxing and flirting. Last but never the least, Phoebe Buffet, my favorite character. She is so funny and everytime full of doing and telling silly things.Her song "Smelly cat" explains the kind of stuff she speaks and do. A really lively character. Her problem is that she never had a normal life. Her mother commited suicide, she was brought up in streets, she doesn't have a stable job , never went to college but finally she also finds someone with whom she can lead a normal life.

So thats it for the brief about the sitcom. Well what I really liked about this serial is the way it depicts each and every sphere of life. I mean as the name suggests it is definitly about friends , the bonds that friends share, what they go through when they stay together, the way they share everything, how they are there for each other when they are sad or in problem. But the thing I really liked about this sitcom is the way they celebrated when they were happy. No doubt friends are always there when you are going through rough waters but its the happy moments that we spend with our friends that I feel good about. I mean the way they hug each other , clap with each other when they are happy , thats makes you feel so happy. The way they celebrate festivals, birthdays , marriages, the way they always share their happy moments with each other and gets so restless to tell each other about it that makes me feel this is what one wants in life. Having never lived away from my family, I never experienced those moments you share when you are living with your friends, so this sitcom made me live those moments.

Well I do not associate myself with that serial but yes there are so many moments that people can associate with their life. You can feel those characters, the moment they share , the laughs , the humor, the friendship and the love .
As the song of the serial goes..... I be there for you....summarizes everything that F.R.I.E.N.D.S is all about.
I always ask myself a question, whom out of the three guys would I love to be or I associate the most?

1. Joey - No, I don't think I am either good looking like him or a tube light like him.

2. Ross - I share something common with him :) but I am not guy who will have 3 marriages.

3. Chandler - I don't know what is common within me and chandler apart from the fact that his profession is somewhat closest to mine but he is the guy whom I would love to be like because he is funny, clever and innocent.
Hope that the makers of this hit sitcom will definitly come up with a new season or a movie pretty soon. I don't know whether the movie will be a hit or not but the sitcom is definitly the best thing to have happened ever....

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Six years completed...

I wrote this mail to my college batch group on the sixth anniversary of our meeting each other. This was on the day when I was starting a lot of things afresh and with a positive frame of mind. So I just thought I will write a mail to my group about the six years that have passed and how great it felt to meet all of them..
Although this mail din't find much takers but I still felt good as I was happy to do something I really wanted to do...So here is the mail
August 2 , 2002 a bunch of young people joined a college in anticipation of coming to a new world out of school, a place where they will learn stuffs that will be instrumental in determining where they will be standing when they graduate. They were filled with dreams and hopes in their eyes. With the desire to break and make rules and primarily enjoy life.

And in the next four years , we fulfilled some of those dreams.

I don't know what we achieved in these last six years but one thing I am sure about is the relations that we all build.

Although some of us knew each other from before but most of us were strangers to each other.

Initially we all were little hesistant, I am saying this because I don't remember much of our first year apart from the ragging and workshops, which were new experiences.
But I guess we all clicked from second year on wards and once we started we never looked back.

Over the six years we developed some very close relations, some good relations, broke some hearts(just assuming we had), healed some, laughed together, cried together, fought together(did we ?), came together, lost together,partyed together, danced together, enjoyed together, invested time together, argued together, studied together(ya we did this too :) ).

Some have bonded very strongly and have developed bonds stronger then the one created by Fevicol and some are still bonding but overall we came to know the meaning of friends i.e. Forever till I ends.

I think we shared different-different aspects of friendship with each other. We became guides for each other, inspirations for some, motivations for many, we learned from each other's achievements, from each others mistakes. Apart from pen, copy , assignments, food etc we shared ourselves with each other.

Initially I thought I will write lets moan for 2 mins on this day ...lol ..just kidding ..

Lets feel happy for these six years that have gone by.

So guys thats it I guess I need to stop otherwise I will keep on writing..got up at 7 on saturday morning to write this.. lol

If possible lets share some of the moments that we lived in those four years, may be good, may be bad, may be we can share some pictures, some incidents, something we learned, something we forgot...anything.

I would have started myself but seriously I am still searching for an incident worth starting with... although all are worthy of mentioning :) but I just want to think little more over them so that I can come up with some chronological order which I can build up.

So enjoy life ...take care

Thursday, July 31, 2008


This is nice poem I read long time back..I forgot the name of the poet but anyways its a nice one to read

A dream is a wish your heart makes
when you're fast asleep.
In dreams you will lose your heartaches,
whatever you wish for you keep.

Have faith in your dreams and someday,
your rainbow will come smiling through.
No matter how your heart is grieving,
if you keep on believing
the dream that you wish will come true.

A dream is a wish your heart makes
When you're feeling small,
Alone in the night you'll whisper,
thinking no one can hear you at all.
You wake with the morning sunlight
to find fortune that is smiling on you.
Don't let your heart be filled with sorrow,
for all you know, tomorrow
the dream that you wished will come true.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Kal ho na ho.....

Well this post is not a review of the SRK flick which came few years back, this is more about the literally meaning of this sentence. Today I was reading someone's blog about Ishmeet Singh, the winner of last year's VOI reality show, who very unfortunately died yesterday while swimming at one of the hotel in Maldives where he had gone for a concert. Well I din't remember the exact words of that blog but the message that the blogger wanted to convey touched me a lot and scared me too.
I have come across the same message a lot of times before too and everytime it made me think about it but never scared me this much.
What the blogger wanted to convey citing Ishmeet's incidence was that life is very unpredictable. One day you are on the top of this world and the very next day you are indeed literally at top of this world. When we are alive we are too busy with our daily chores that we forget to live. We forgot to tell people how much they matter to us, how much we love them, how much we care for them. We don't do a lot of things that we would love to do, things that will give us pleasure and make us happy. And before we do or realise all this we are no longer there in this world.
I mean with the kind of things happening around the world nowadays no one can say for sure that when they leave home in the morning they will be savely back in the evening. You never know where there will be a bomb blast happening or you can never gurantee that flyover that you are going below will not fall on your head crushing you instantly or you will meet with an accident which occured because of no fault of yours. Ok I know it sounds too pessimistic but thats the truth. You never know when will you meet your end. At that time, all the things that we are left to tell to our loved ones will be buried along with us. All the things we want to do will be left undone.
I am also one of those guys who is so full of things to do but is quite content in letting things happen on there own. If I will have to say then I will say that I don't have the courage or motivation to do things. I know its just a lame excuse but I always believe that may be I don't have that courage but others on reading this may gather that courage or motivation to do all the things they want to do. May be they will go and tell people how much they love them or they are sorry for hurting them. They will again get in touch with their lost friends before its too late.

I came across a quote few days back which was about taking pictures which goes like this "Your birth certifcate tells that you were born, your death certificate tells that you died but it is the photos that you take that tells that you lived". So I improvised it in this way to ask everyone a question "Your birth certifcate tells that you were born, your death certificate tells that you died but what is there that will tell that you lived ?"

So guys get up.. live life before its too late....Har pal yahan jee bar jiyo, jo hai Shama..Kal Ho na Ho ....

Enjoy life...

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Kabhi kabhi tujhse khafa hota hun....

May be tough to believe..but I have written it myself..

Kabhi kabhi tujhse khafa hota hun,
phir haar kar khud ko manna leta hun.
Jo gushtaki tu karti nahi,
wo soch kar khud ko jala leta hun.
Jab tu nahi hasti, to tere hasne ki dua karta hun,
or jab tu or sang hasti hai to gusse se gaal phula leta hun.
Har pal teri aawaz mere kano me gunzti rehti hai,
par jab tu saath bethi hoti hai to tere ek alfaz ko taras jata hun.
Sochta hun ki tu na aae jahan main hun,
phir har lamha tere intezar me luta deta hun.
Dekhta hun tujhe chhup chhup ke, or dekhe tu iski chah karta hun,
par jaise hi tu dekhti hai , nazre phira leta hun.
Tu puchti hai ki kyun itna muskurata hun jab tujhse nazre milata hun,
tu kya jane un palon me pure din ki hasi sama leta hun.

Added these lines on 27/08/2008

Kabhi tujhe dekh kar khud pe hansta hun,
Kabhi tujhe dekh kar khud se ladta hun,
Kya main pehle galat karta tha,
Ya main ab galat karta hun.