Tuesday, July 29, 2008


My first tag so obviously I can’t refuse… then again what good is that blogger who hasn’t been tagged once :P

8 things I am most passionate about:
I am not using passionate in the true sense of the word here, because then I don’t think I’d be able to come up with 8 things. So I’m taking the liberty to use the word in a way that suits me :P
8 things I absolutely LOVE!

1. My cell phone! That’s my most prized possession ;)
2. Music. At least half an hour of music a day is a must. And arbitrarily it always happens. I have an assorted list of favorite tracks; Genre ranging from Carnatic to alt rock.
3. My family: My everything. I am blessed with the best parents a child can ask for and a brother, whose birth is one of the best things that has happened to me.
4. My friends: without them, I am lost; and not to mention in deep shit! (Sometimes that happens BECAUSE of them too :P)
5. Writing… I like to pen down anything and everything that comes to mind. Sometimes I complete the thoughts into a story or poem; sometimes they are left mid way.
6. Chocolate! I LOVE chocolate! (Of course I will have to mention pizza, Frankie, kebabs, tandoori, sambhar, avial, etc etc.. but then the list would never end!)
7. My room. Sounds a bit weird I know but there’s no place in the whole world that I love better than my own room.
8. My hair. Call me self obsessed if you will but that’s the one thing that I LOVE about myself.

8 things I wanna do b4 I die:
I hope I’m allowed to be imaginative here!

1. Meet Norah Jones. I worship her! And I know this sounds far fetched but I do wish I could record a song with her :D
2. Write a book. Of course, a book that people would buy, read and love.
3. Get married. I sure am not going to die before I hear the bells! NO not the ones in my head :|
4. Be able to eat whatever- chocolate, pizza, ice cream and all the lovely delicious things one can think of- without even an ounce of guilt. Of course that’s the catch!
5. Work with an NGO
6. Learn to play the piano.
7. Learn belly dancing :P sexy?? I think so!!
8. Reach that phase of life where I know I’m as happy and content as I can ever be. That is, to be able to say that I’m happy and there is nothing in the whole universe, the attainment of which can possibly make me happier.

8 things I say often:

1. “Git!”: Yep! The days of stupid and idiot are over. My favourite pet name for anyone who acts stupid or anyone who annoys me, in the adorable sense of the word of course!
2.“Bleh”… mostly a filler word that I use when I’m out of adjectives or when I’m unable to make a point or just want to say.. ‘Oh shut up!’ without being too rude
3. “Eh?”…my version of ‘what?’ its beautifully rustic tone irritates the living soul out of most of my friends and my dad. Oh what fun!
4. “Bloody ~ ”… if someone asked me to define bloody, I wouldn’t be able to. I use bloody when I’m angry, sad or happy. As in “bloody! That’s a bloody good movie!” or “bloody what shit yaar! Reservation my ass”, etc etc etc…
5. “Duh!” Homer Simpson is a genius!
6. “Oye!’ – Yo is passé… the new and trendy ‘Oye!’ is in. Oye balle balle!
7. “why am I so stupid/fat/dumb/clumsy/weird/….??” And I wonder why my friends call me a whiny ass.
8. “Oye! Mere baal theek hai kya?” yes yes I can be overly obsessed with my hair.

8 books I last read:

1. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
2. A Thousand Splendid Suns, by Khaled Hosseini
3. The Monk who sold his Ferrari by Robin sharma
4. Who moved my cheese? Spencer Johnson
5. The Glass Palace by Amitav Ghosh
6. To kill a mocking bird by Harper lee
7. Laughing gas by P.G.Wodehouse
8. The entire Calvin and Hobbes collection…I’m running out of books, so!

8 songs I listen to over and over again:
This is the toughest… am just picking 8 songs at random.

1. River by Joni Mitchell
2. Broken by Norah Jones
3. Ksheera Sagara as sung by Padmasree K J Yesudas
4. Amsterdam by Coldplay
5. Those sweet words by Norah Jones
6. Fool on the hill by The Beatles
7. She’s leaving home by the Beatles
8. Everything’s not lost by Coldplay

And now I pass on this tag to:
1.Rohit Ramachandran… The next best thing to chocolate and Harry potter!
2.Swati Saha… Monk-ey >:D< my emoticon twin :P my partner in crime and otherwise. My soul mate, had she been a guy. My best friend.
3.Madhav.. The NCC cadet. A brother to me. Damn, he looks nice :(
4.Arvind.. I know he hates tags but I cant leave him out :D plus its not mandatory anyway :P
5. Riversoul: the beautiful poet.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Victims of an inferno maze

The flowers in the vase were still ruby red;
the leaves and thorns still undead.
A beautiful thing it may have seemed,
if it weren’t for the silence ahead.

Paintings on the wall did, some story, say
of old country sides, cows, fields and plenty hay.
A beautiful thing it may have seemed,
had someone cared to see and stay.

A lovely evening festooned the sky.
Hues unknown streaked up high.
A beautiful thing it may have seemed,
but they, beneath, couldn’t see why.

Busy at plenty them puppets were.
Sad faces, tears and pristine black fur.
A dreadful thing it is, for them.
The loss of someone as pure as her.

She was, but ten, such a young soul!
Still, was death right? Even for one old?
A dreadful thing it is, for them.
Them, standing out in the night so cold.

A fire, a blast, few seconds does it last.
It rips and kills and leaves all aghast.
A dreadful thing it is for them,
who live in the shadows the dead cast.

They, who cried, did they not know?
Who killed her, and what be they sow?
A dreadful thing it is, for them
In a cruel world, how do children grow?

But to do a thing, would they dare?
To stop all terror, did they care?
A dreadful thing it is, for them,
Yet what do they do but to stand and stare.

We cry, we mourn, we grieve, we pain.
We do, not a thing and all is in vain.
A dreadful thing it may have seemed.
But who gave a thought? Who was left so sane?