Wednesday, August 31, 2005

" Your goal is to find out Who You Are."..;)


I have read posts about facts and lies of some of my blogger friends :) & it was fun reading them however, I never thought I would go for one :) , until my blog friend Puneet tagged me .. :D

"It is the province of knowledge to speak, and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen."

I am trying to add here some of the lies and facts about me :)....some of them know me and some dont..:)...however, I have tried to add certain facts which no one really knows that well...hence ..am assuming I can bring some challenge element here too :)

"The trick is not how much pain you feel - but how much joy you feel"... lol

Find out 5 facts about me from the following...:) the person who finds the correct answer will get a big hug and a special Chocolate...(via net) ;)

"The trick is growing up without growing old."

...try out and lets see...how much you know me till now...from the blogging world...though am known to be an open book...lets see if I am ...lol...

1. I am a known classical dancer in my school time
2. My first crush for a guy was when I was in Xth grade
3. Friends used to call me 'Hitler' when they saw one of my childhood pic
4. My first boyfriend was a Captain in Army
5. I love ghazals and my fav singer is Pinaz Masani
6. I am crazy about Shahrukh Khan
7. My fav. cartoon is 'Tom & Jerry'
8. I love to play cards & I am always the winner
9. In field hockey, I was known for my long shots, good passing & finally making goals
10.I am very superstitious & make sure things happen at the auspicious times only
11.I am a great fan of junk food & carbonated drinks, I can stay without food but not the junk food & drink
12.Once my pic came in a Company magazine for academics
13.I am scarred of ghosts & related stories
14.Even today I dont go to bed until someone tells me bed-time stories.
15.I like to grow my nails long enough till they break by themselves.

"When the solution is simple, God is answering."
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Tuesday, August 30, 2005

"The old believe everything; the middle aged suspect everything: the young know everything."


August 31st, is the Birthday of my friend, my fan, my advisor, my granny...and the list goes on...:)

I have many friends who are my real friends who love me for what I am...however, this my Gumnaaaam friend....I never thought that she would become among my dear and near ones...!!! Her immense love and affection..infact the craze...made me think if she is for real hehehe...Manish has answered what I used to discuss with him :)!!!

I want to take this opportunity to wish her the best today and always...

Dear...you are a brave girl and am sure you will reach the sky :) !!!!

I am proud of you :)

"If there's something that you're dreaming of then may it all come true, because you deserve it all...HAPPY BIRTHDAY."

May Allah bless you always!! (ameen)

I have prepared this cake with special orders...with a model of Gumnaaaam & the age too hehehe .. ..lol..kidding!!!

Please cut the cake dear..and then rest will help themselves ;)

"And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." Posted by Picasa

Sunday, August 28, 2005

"A love for tradition has never weakened a nation, indeed it has strengthened nations in their hour of peril"


The city of Pune..which is still known for its traditions and culture...even though the IT era is growing like weed..., it has kept its integrity..intact!!!

"Science and technology revolutionize our lives, but memory, tradition and myth frame our response."

Its so busy in preparation of Ganesh Festival..one can see the idols prepared but unpainted..on the shelves.which after a while looks so beautiful with royal dressings...and while going around places... this structure caught my eyes...:)!!

"Culture of the mind must be subservient to the heart"

But when I saw this pic on my pc ...only then I could make out that this is in construction for the D day ...wow...am amazed with the architecture and the creative part of it :) ...one can see the actual creative people on top :)

"Architecture is music in space, as it were a frozen music" Posted by Picasa

Saturday, August 27, 2005

We do have a zeal for laughter in most situations, give or take a dentist...


A person doesnt need much to be happy...I guess this story may depict that..:)

Happiness belongs to the self-sufficient

Today...my day started a bit early...lol...during vacation time who gets up at 8.30 issh!! I had to visit the Dentist today...!!! My teeth are good...thanks to my ancestors and there genes ;) and my Dentist too :D....!!!

I usually dont go to the Dentist in Toronto..coz there since all the money is paid by your company...dentist's like to call you for more than 3 visits just for mere cleaning....since they also feel that the person has nothing to worry ...but my question is...where the hell we have time to visit them for so many times..specially the times that they book you for ...!!??!!!

"Dentist, n.: A Prestidigitator who, putting metal in one's mouth, pulls coins out of one's pockets."

Hence, I thought of taking the opportunity of my visit...:) I was the first ;) phew...and hence there was no waiting once the Doctor arrived...!! It was a very nice conversation we started...and while talking I mentioned how I just want to get it cleaned..and all he did was with his tools...inspected and said..there is nothing to clean...it looks good...!! Gosh!!!!! you wont believe the happiness that ran through my nerves and veins and straight rushed through my mind and heart....there's nothing that can eloborate the happiness...!!!

Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory

I was not sure or was I confused or what...I still was thinking at least he will try something in the name of cleaning just coz am there hehehe...but no..he said there is no need to do anything..lol!!!! Probably, I remembered this quote...

"Happiness is your dentist telling you it won't hurt and then having him catch his hand in the drill." ;)

GOSHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I wanted to take a deep breath...but dont know I said thanks to him and rushed...back!!!

"Gratitude is when memory is stored in the heart and not in the mind."

Later when I reached home...am thinking ...what a fool..I am I didnt even ask the FEE???? :(

Dont know if this is good or bad...customer was treated so well and look at the customer...just mere 'THANKS' ????

Hmmm, I have to retrieve this back...but believe me..whole day I was so happy...thinking every now and then that ...I have healthy teeth :D...yahooooo!!!!

It could sound strange ...but I think..the kind of happiness that I got or the Doc gave is priceless ..(hey..its not the ad for Mastercard...lol)!!!!!

Dhoom macha le Dhoom macha le Dhooom!!!!! ;)

"This day and your life ... are God's gift to you , so give thanks and be joyful always!" Posted by Picasa

Friday, August 26, 2005

Colors are the smiles of nature..........:-)


Mere color, unspoiled by meaning, and unallied with definite form, can speak to the soul in a thousand different ways

My blog always tells stories about something thats from the nature or related to it...:) today when I went out..I thought probably I will have a different story to share...:) However, everywhere I could see the hussle bussle of Ganesh Festival, where people are making the Idols of lord Ganesha and its related decorations...!!!

I wanted something different and I went to this house & my first attraction was to go and check there garden :D....just b'coz I see different types of flowers which are not seen in North America and similar ways flowers that I see there dont exist here ...so strange!!!

We often think... talk about people from different places and look even nature has so many things to share with us other than just human :)

Colors, like features, follow the changes of the emotions.

This colorful flower..... caught my eyes as I see the sepals and petals so bright & colorful...then I remembered my Botony class..... where to capture the insects how the plants were designed ....how different webs.......for plants to capture the insects and extract there food :)...after all ...life is a small mystery...!!!

In real world of human being...men are captured by the beauty of woman hahaha lol...what a logic..but am just trying to be more simple and relating to life.

Time flies away....and often time changes too...:) for good or bad but it happens and we all run around it :)

Too philosophical??? but think for a moment and it is true :) !!!

Colors answer feeling in man; shapes answer thought; and motion answers will Posted by Picasa

Thursday, August 25, 2005

"As we grow as unique persons, we learn to respect the uniqueness of others."


When I saw this flower in the premises of the palace...I really found it so amazing...a unique flower...never seen in such a shape...:) it is unique as I had seen similar in the flower show as well at Lal Baugh!!!!.....beauty cannot be hidden if its natural :)

This flower has only two petals...but the way its covered it seems like there are four of them :)....this denotes to me...the beauty with the happiness....when one is happy ...it spreads the aroma all over and hence even the surroundings also get the essence of it..!!!

Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others, cannot keep it from themselves :)Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

"Don't tell me the sky is the limit, there are footprints on the moon!"


I often took moon as a symbol for loneliness...as a kid I used to love to see the full moon with a tinch of orange and a smiling face...(may be a perception mine..)..!!! Beyond that..I never felt that I should even think about it as it really makes me think ...too deep :)

"The night walked down the sky with the moon in her hand."
But I love poetry where they mention about moon...and I realize that moon is more to many, other than just symbol of loneliness :)

"Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better."
When I was going to Mumbai and while coming...I saw that..I was not alone...:) throughout...the moon was giving me the company till I reached my destination...!!!

I felt I must click this friend of mine :) ....

"Shoot for the moon and if you miss you will still be among the stars." Posted by Picasa

Friday, August 19, 2005

Shared joy is a double joy; shared sorrow is half a sorrow...;)


As for every relation there is a significant importance whether its in a family, friends or even professional environment...!!! We all have a way to thank and maintain the relationships in its own way ..giving its right importance to it.

Some how Brother-Sister relation is something I think more than a friend or colleague relationship... You grow up life long with your brother n sister,though your parents are always there as your gaurdian...its your brother-sister who is your best friend..!!!

Our brothers and sisters are there with us from the dawn of our personal stories to the inevitable dusk

You share all the good, bad and the ugly part of life together...!!! I think there is nothing bigger than this relation...and today's day...reminds me of this song..

'phulon ka taaron ka sabka kehana hai
Ek hazaaron mein meri behana hai'


{Flowers n stars they all say my sister is the best among all...somewhat in those lines}

This song has always made me senti...it always touches the chords of my heart...will do so till I exist in this world :)

Happy Rakshabandhan to All Brothers & Sisters...:)

"I sought my soul, but my soul I could not see. I sought my God, but my God eluded me. I sought my brother and I found all three."Posted by Picasa

Thursday, August 18, 2005

Let the beauty we love be what we do...:)


Another one...at Vrindavan Garden....

The splash and stir
Of fountains spouted up and showering down
In meshes of the jasmine and the rose:
And all about us peal'd the nightingale,
Rapt in her song, and careless of the snare Posted by Picasa

If there is magic on the planet, it is contained in the water...


I can say it was difficult to get a better pic...., I could somehow get this at Vrindavan Garden, which was so beautiful with the illuminations however....it was like a naughty trick ...'if you wanna see...come & see...just dont click it' ;) ....well I tried to get it...:) Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

The palace is not safe when the cottage is not happy...


This is the palace...Tipu Sultan's kingdom! I often wondered why do they need such a big palace to live...and then I thought...of there servants and there dozens of wives and others ...lol!!!

Genius without religion is only a lamp on the outer gate of a palace; it may serve to cast a gleam of light on those that are without, while the inhabitant sits in darkness

The best part I liked was....there were lot of people....kids from different schools and one small gal probably 5-6 yrs old who very innocently asked...her mother...I see everything in this palace but where is the washroom !!! hehehehe that was hillarious...but so genuine ...I thought!!!!!! Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

An inch of gold cannot purchase an inch of time..


Courtesy by HMT Watch Company.......it was still under construction ...getting prepared for the season....with the Snow White & 7 dwarfs theme...!!!! Posted by Picasa

Happiness isn't found in things you possess but in what you have the courage to release..


My short n sweet trip to the Sillicon Valley..was really interesting..!!
It was very short and well planned I must say...!!! And the credit goes to the processing end at Bangalore itself..:) hats off to them!!!!

Home, where you always find warm words on a cold day

The day we reached ...it was as usual resting day since we reached at the end of the day around 5 pm...and then guess what ???? it started raining hahaha..oh gosh!!! I felt as if we are taking this rain along with us...but thank god...it didnt last much!!!

Happiness is a butterfly which, when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you

Next day the plan was to go around the City and hence we could see the Vidhaun saudha, Lal Baugh ..the special part was that..there was a flower show organized...and believe me....it was not like any other flower shows that I have seen before...these shows were organized in a glass house...where different types of flowers which probably I didnt even study in my Botony class ...forget about seeing such things :) !!! Third day went to Mysore...saw the palace and the vrindavan garden...timing was such that we were able to see the illuminations...only thing was couldn't get all the pics..just coz of those illuminations and the flash out of my cam.. :(....but the beauty is to be mesmerized isn't it :)

We can do no great things, only small things with great love

Last day was for shopping..hurray!!! The best I liked was this city no wonder is silicon valley..busy with traffic STILL there was no pollution!!! wow...you would guess how did I do that analysis...guys simple...when am in Pune I have this...cough and throat infection but it disappeared when I was in Bangalore ;) ...kiss (keep it sweet & simple) !!!
We may not have it all together, but together we have it all.
My trip was more to mesmerize and feel ...as words will create the story...and story are just to be remembered as story but...for me...It seemed like I left a part of me there itself..!!!

Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big thingsPosted by Picasa

A baby is God's way of saying the world should go on


I found this kid very cute...it was at the Sholapur station where I saw this kid with his mom and a little sister begging around the train on each window...this young man was crying...coz he was hungry....I gave him my yogurt and believe me...he was a bit thinking...whether he should accept it or not ....:) very cute....who says they dont have self-respect...they do!!!! I loved the facial expressions that he was showing was shoooo shweet that I couldnt stop clicking him...! No matter poor or rich....abled with amenities or not...kids are one of those creations of God who are free of the fear, formalities of our fake world :)...
A baby is a bit of stardust blown from the hand of God Posted by Picasa

"Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it."


A glance out of my train's window...at Sholapur...this is the 'Laxmi Vishnu Textile Mill' !!!! Posted by Picasa

Monday, August 15, 2005

Freedom is the oxygen of the soul......!!!!!!


Happy Independence Day to all ....:) ...to me this day is a big senti day...as I often remember...those who sacrificed there lives for people like us...!! I wonder ever they thought of US...WE...the generation??? ....but it was like a craze to sacrifice life for the motherland...!!! I have immense respect for such people.. who had no relation with anyone...who didnt know anyone..still they wanted to see a 'Dawn' for there country and for there country people.

But this day when I look at it...its not only the happiness of getting the freedom...its mixed with the success that the country is achieving...day by day...:) India & all Indians should feel proud about it...Also, those who are related to the country by any means ...should feel proud ;)!!! Yes, including me ...:D

At this moment I remember...Kishore Kumar's one of the best song..though this could be a tribute to him through my blog ;)..(killing two birds with one stone)...Aug 4th was his Birthday...94th or 96th...somewhere there !!!!

'Tera mujh se hai pehale ka nata koi
Yoonhee nahi dil lubhata koi'

(We do have some relation with eachother..otherwise our hearts wouldn't have clicked this way ;) some where in those lines)

Freedom is nothing but a chance to be better Posted by Picasa

Sunday, August 14, 2005

There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered


Government work is God's work.....is it??? ;) Vidaun Saudha...at Bangalore..!!!! I just reached today and...am already tired :)....still in the memory lanes.. of Bangalore....I miss ...I think :D....
"Which is the best government? That which teaches us to govern ourselves"
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Monday, August 08, 2005

"Fly high, do or die, dare to dream, cheer extreme."


Friends...today am here to tell you that...I will be taking a break for a week's time..not b'coz of any exam ...lol...since I will be going to Bangalore tomorrow morning...I won't be here to blog...!!! However....I will be back with lots of stories and experiences....of this Indian Silicon Valley ....the fastest IT industry growing city!!!!

Till then let me share this pic of Eagle...which was flying so high ...that my cam could only get the symmetrical version of it heheheh!!!

I will be far like this...but then am sure I will be in your hearts ;)

"Ability may be what takes you to the top, but it is character that keeps you there."

Happy Week & weekend to all my blogger friends :) Posted by Picasa

Sunday, August 07, 2005

"Friendship needs no words..."


A friend is one who knows us, but loves us anyway

Yes, that is what a friend is to me..:) who does not hesitate to teach me..to show my weakness, & has no formalities..but a true soul :)!!!

I always cherished my friendship in a way where I never used any words of appreciation but it showed always in my gesture ...in my behaviour...in my deeds for them...:) for my dear friends all over the world..!!! I love my friends and am very loyal to them...and the best part is they reciprocate it gladly :D

"Friends are the sunshine of life." ...this is Dawn ;)
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Saturday, August 06, 2005

Earth laughs in flowers.....


I am on vacation since June...wow..what a long one isn't it? For me this is the first time..:) such a long one...and guess what...I have a feeling that I am putting on weight...on my cheeks ..lol...;) !!!!

"One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: that word is love."

Its so obvious that even though you dont change your diet much but still the relaxation of mind ...changes the whole thing. So its the mind after all...:) !!!

"I know but one freedom and that is the freedom of the mind."

As a student life long you strive and struggle to score and achieve more and more...I thought that is the end of struggle hehehe...but then who knows that's just the beginning...;) & then you keep struggling and striving in your career...either due to hard work...many projects...day & night hours adding to it ..like me to get this long vacation ..:D OR...by upgrading your skills...yes...am on that verge now...in the process of studying for my PMP...guys pray for me....meanwhile am praying for the rest ...lol !!!

Flowers... are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty outvalues all the utilities of the world Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

"Together forever, never apart. Maybe in distance but never at heart."


Patience is the companion of wisdom.
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"Let us grow together, enjoy together;"


Two is a company!!!!....this is an old saying..but how true is it in today's world...or I should say in today's time..???

This era is much busier...competitive & faster!!! No one has time for anyone..everyone has there own ways to solve the issue of loneliness or else they will be more concentrating in achieveing more & more in life...with so many unimaginable ambitions!!!!

This evening..it rained a bit and after a while the rain stopped...a slight ray of sun was giving enough light to restrict the clouds by spreading its dark sheet in the sky...& I felt as if a new ..freshness kind of essence in the air...& as I was mesmerising...I saw these couple..."Maina" (local name of the bird)!!!

Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success

The thought came in my mind was 'Two is really a company'...:)...these birds teach us about the companionship...the togetherness....a shoulder for one another...don't you see a relaxed & relieved...expressions in them???

Beauty is but the sensible image of the Infinite. Like truth and justice it lives within us; like virtue and the moral law it is a companion of the soul.

For a while, my thoughts wandered as if these are the couples living in that house...enjoying there evening time!!!!

"Love is the harmony of two souls singing together."

By looking at them gives me immense peace to my mind....saying...yes..it still exists...'two as a company'

"Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction" Posted by Picasa

Monday, August 01, 2005

Most people do not consider dawn to be an attractive experience - unless they are still up..;)


No day is so bad it can't be fixed with a nap

Its monsoon...a right time to sleep cozy in your blanket ;)....!!! What I like about this is...first to get wet in the rain...until you are soaked in and shivering hehehe...I love that and then ...a nice hot..fuming... ginger tea with some snacks (Pakora- breaded potatoes...n so forth :) )...and a book worth to read...!! Ohhh! How I miss those days...when my mom used to bring me books to read and... let me take the opportunity to say this...it was one of the Uncle (my mom's colleague at work) who used to give good selected books for me to read through my mom :)...today that Uncle is not alive ... he always made me happy with his gestures...such as lending me books to read from his personal home library (which he never used to share with anyone else ..lol)...& another hobby he had was grafting the plants...:) yes...he used to graft different plants and when they flower...gosh!!! I wish I had cam that time..to capture those memories...:) ...even at the last minute I was near his death bed...& he was wishing for my happiness ..!!! Today dont know why but I miss him...!!

"What most people need to learn in life is how to love people and use things instead of using people and loving things."

But this is not what I wanted to write when I started my blog today :)...you know its a mind thing ;) keeps wandering ...hehe..actually I caught this cat taking a nap on the so called - Kinetic Honda...:) ..gosh what a peaceful sleep isnt it..??? To be frank am like this...I truly enjoy my sleep and believe me ...people who know this are beary beary Jealous of my sleep hehehehe..too bad!!!

A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor's book Posted by Picasa

Country roads, take me home, to the place I belong...

This time of the year, I really miss India, specially Pune. Growing up in Pune as a Malayalee (Keralite) is one thing but I grew up watching...