Archive for April, 2008

Tagged #

So a saturday morning before I start studying for the most dreaded of my subjects operations mangement, I see Bg’s blog and lo! I am tagged. i am ecstatic at the opportunity of delaying my studying by another half an hour. :) Here goes….

1. Last movie you saw in a theater?
Taare Zameen Par.Brilliant. Music was mind blowing.

2. What book are you reading?

Just finished Kite runner. One sitting 6 hours. Simply superb.

3. Favorite board game?

Ludo.My grandma always used to beat me in this.

4. Favorite magazine?
India Today . Star dust(gossip :P)

5. Favorite smells?
I am not a perfume person. So it would have to be coffee, petrol,mann vasanai.

6. Favorite sounds?
THe strings of veena. Especially on Rajesh Vaidhya’s. Check this out

7. Worst feeling in the world?
Not knowing what I really want.
8. What is the first thing you think of when you wake up?
Damn! I have to get up

9. Favorite fast food place?
Gangothree!
10. Future child’s name?
I haven’t really thought about it. i believe in taking baby steps. At least they save you from a heart break.

11. Finish this statement. “If I had lot of money I’d….?”

Shop till I drop. Seriously I would like to start an organization for education underprivileged kids,Maybe support Smile :)

13. Do you sleep with a stuffed animal?
Yes I do. I have so many of them at home and even here. Here you see dooby and simba!!

14. Storms – cool or scary?
As long as I am safe locked away in my house and look at the storm through the window, maybe cool.

16. Favorite drink?
Pepsi and now recently slurpee. I am addicted to them!

17. Finish this statement, “If I had the time I would….”?
Join and work for a child welfare organization or better start one.

18. Do you eat the stems on broccoli?
I hate broccoli.

19. If you could dye your hair any color, what would be your choice?
Probably streaks of brown.

20. Name all the different cities/towns you’ve lived in?
Chennai,Tucson

21. Favorite sports to watch?
i like cricket. I don’t remeber in which ball in which year in which stadium in which color dress did sachin hit a sixer and stuff. But i like watching the game and I follow it.

22. One nice thing about the person who sent this to you?
Is gonna stay in india for 3 months! i am jealous. :)

23. What’s under your bed?
Tons of things. I just push them inside while my room makes a weak attempt to look neat

24. Would you like to be born as yourself again?
Maybe, with a little more clarity though.

25. Morning person, or night owl?
Morning.I feel good if i get up early and get work done. Never happens though

26. Over easy, or sunny side up?
I hate eggs!

27. Favorite place to relax?
Snuggling up in my comforter in my bed with a book in hand.

28. Favorite pie?
Not really a pie person.

29. Favorite ice cream flavor?
Well the list could go on. Nevetheless Butterscotch,Pista,Mango,Watermelon sorbet,Mint,Rainbow sundae,Bubblegum…Anything ice creamy :)

30. Of all the people you tagged this to, who’s most likely to respond first?
Anu and Rahul

i am tagging : Anu,Rahul.(Duh!)

(Un)Real

The darkness that swept him was suddenly attacked by a blinding white light thus bringing both the darkness and his dream to an end. He awoke from his dream, a nightmare to be precise. His dream showed him a world where he had everything that should make any man’s life heaven. Instead he found himself feeling jealous of a bunch of poor guys sitting around and making jokes having fun.blessed with all his ambitions coming true, he still longed to know what bliss meant. Maybe his ambitions were all wrong, he thought. What did I want? Money? Acknowledgement? A family? But dont I have all of that? Why am I still longing for more?

He knew the answer. Even in his dream . He just owned them, like owning an item to just claim that you have one too.Like something that decorates his living room. He had them all, but he never felt them. He never let them perform thier true duty of bringing happiness to him. He never had the time for any of them. He never gave away the money he had to others, he never spent time with his family or his kids. He almost never was present for his daughter’s birthday parties. The once morose kid soon grew up to realize that her dad would never have time for her and hence did the same to him.Never had time for him.

He spoke, never without a reason. He smiled, never without a reason. He would do anything, never without a reason. He lived,without a reason though.He thought he had a one,even for the monotonous life he lead.But his dream proved him wrong. He was just a body with all the functioning parts working performing a regular routine every other day. His dream taught him the reality. It taught him how not to be in life. It taught him to smile just becasue he felt like it. It taught him to spend time with the lesser priviledged, because they taught him how to live.He figured out what it was to actually live.It was to make time.For him, for the people he loved.

He figured out how to live until

“Don’t you have that big board meeting today,Wake up” . He heard his wife telling him.

He opened his eyes for a minute not realizing which was reality.

He knew the answer soon. Reality cheated him. Just like what he kept doing to reality.

p.s: Many of you may find my thoughts redundant. I plead guilty. But the idea of the post was the dream. hope you guys got that.