Saturday, February 23, 2008

look alike in bollywood :)



who do u think does he resemble?????
at least mithila mistook him for a bollywood actor (thats ur hint) when she saw the gillette advertisement...
any answers???
will post the answer soon :)

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

to all my friends...

In times of trouble,

In times of need,

If you are feeling SAD,

You can count on me.

I will give you a wink,

Until you smile,

give you a hug,

And stand by your side.

I'll be there for you till the end,

I'll always and forever, be your friend!

Monday, February 18, 2008

sahill n rushika....

this video is of sahill and rushika with of course the rest of the family.....i jus love this piece...
sahill is jus too good trying to make rushika smile n teaching her his tricks....by the end of sahills vacation rushika had learnt plenty new tricks..unfortunately they all have not been recorded....still this clip is for us to enjoy...never seen a kid like sahill...amazing...cant really describe him but will surely write a post abt him one of these days....hope u enjoy this video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajphBzo54A4

sun rise..


thanks noella for the lovely pic...

Reacting positively to a Negative situation...

What do you do when bottom falls out?
When the bubble breaks?
When the market is saturated?
When it looks as if your dreams are turning to ashes in your hands?
Remember this...KEEP ON BELIEVING!!

You've not lost everything until you've lost your faith!
And thats your choice...NEVER AN ACCIDENT!
You reserve the right to choose your reaction to whatever happens.
You always have the choice to react POSTIVELY OR NEGATIVELY.

Decide today to react positively...
I will be REJOICING -NEVERTHELESS
My dreams may be frurstrated ; nevertheless I will keep standing on my strong feet of faith!
This could turn out to be my shining hour !
I can turn tragedy in triumph!

This is my opportunity to build the greatest treasure a person can possess - a fantastic reputation
I shall choose to inspire people in my time of suffering
I shall achieve respect because of my courage in this enormous difficulty.
Faith is reacting postively to a negative situation!!!

lessons in humility

sometimes when you are feeling important
sometimes when your ego is in bloom,
sometimes when you take it for granted,
that you 're the best qualified person in the room,

sometimes when you feel your going
would leave an unfalliable hole.
Just follow this simple instruction,
And see how it humbles your soul.

Put your hands in a bucket of water,
Immerse them up to your wrist,
Pull them out and the hole that remains,
Is a measure of how you'll be missed.

You may splash all you please when you enter,
you may stir up the water galore,
But stop - and you'll find in a minute,
That it looks just the same as before.

the moral of this is quite simple,
Just always do the best you can,
Be proud of yourself - but remember,
there is no indespensable MAN !
author unknown

Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahi....A Cheesy delight :)

confused????
this is actually a very tasty dish invented by my dad...
ideal for fasts....n also otherwise...very easy to make n very tasty too....


ingredients
potato, tomato ,cottage cheese , cheese,butter,salt,pepper,green chilly (optional)





method:
boil or bake the potato...
put all the ingredients in a bowl..
mix properly so that salt n pepper r evenly mixed...
bake in microwave for 2 min...


n then ENJOY it...
its really tasty but high cal so not advisable for those who r fasting to lose weight...can add a green capsicum too tastes amazing with it..can put tomato ketchup if u not eatin it during a fast...

N its so tasty that ye dil always maange more...thats why dad named it DIL HAI KI MANTA NAHI :)

beautiful naa

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Joker In The Pack

well 4 things i had said which made me buy the book r :
  1. the tag line......An irreverent view of life at IIMs
  2. the dedication...to the great Indian middle class , for we dont know if what v r today is because of them or despite them
  3. the name of the book....JOKER IN THE PACK
  4. the poem in the beginning of the book

we see a star
and admire its glitter
the twinkle catching our eye,
and all through our lives,
we only see the twinkle,
whenever we see the star,

we know but fail to see
that all it takes to be a star
is an unending fire
A fire thats beneath the surface
the fire that made it the star it is.

And had we seen the star this way,
we might as well woken up to the fact,
that the only thing separating us
from being a star,
is the lack of fire within our hearts...

loved lot of things in the book.....can very easily identify with the central character shekhar verma as he is born in 1984 so a lot of things r like what we went thru...
the pressures of 10th n 12th...dilema of choosing the right field....
dilema of wat others will say....people around r always giving free advice n expectations from each student is so high....

jus recently someone asked students of tenth std who r ur biggest enemies n the answer was prompt.....newton einstein rutherford etc etc

also the part that only way u r connected to a person is by visiting his/her profile on social networking site is so true....sometimes that the only way u know whats going on with that person....not always your ex girlfriend or boyfriend....
sometimes in this busy world n fast pace of life we really cant be in touch with our near n dear ones too....with our cousins or class mates...n in a way thats so sad....it immediately struck a chord with me...

also part abt job interviews.... where u know all u worked hard for all this yrs is dependant on the next few minutes....this is enough pressure to psyc a person....

lots of things which i loved this book....if i start mentioning everything i guess i be writing down the whole book
must read for all book lovers


something wrong with the computer or i jus dont know enough abt it...i know we jus have to highlight the area n click again on " i " but cant manage to get it back to normal from italics...cant manage to make poem in centre...or change the colour of the two lines....dont even know how to jus keep default colour on...coz thats the settin i have done...the set colour is only purple.....but after i wrote poem in blue i cud not manage to get it back to default...n wen i put black it gets published in black...m jus tired i guess or maybe the computer has hung up or something cant figure out...pl ignore my limited skills n knowledge abt computers n blogging...
signing off for now..
ciao


corrections...

well gilchrist is retiring at the end of the series i guess.....as he is playing game against india today....that was his last match on his homeground WACA stadium in perth...
still a century is a good way to bid farewell to ur hometown folks...

well said....

I'm waiting for someone like Steven Spielberg or James Cameroon some other great person like Ang Lee to make a film, a film about a brown, thin, scrawny Indian guy who doesn't speak English too well. If they ever have a character like that and Google it, I'm sure they'll find me."

this is wat shahrukh said wen asked why he didnt do hollywood movie....love u for ur modesty n humble attitude.......

Saturday, February 16, 2008

ATTENTION ALL WOMEN....

this is jus to tell women pl dont wear lipstick especially dark ones wen u go to visit ur dentist.....
it is extremely annoying that our instruments n gloves or hands get smudged with the lipstick....

good bye Gilly...


i felt great that adam gilchrist's last match was a great one...
he luckily got a wonderful departing gift scoring 118 runs in final match n taking his team to victory....that too at his home ground...well this an end of one of finest batsman and wicket keeper the game has seen
not all sportsmen are as lucky...eg Zidane ,Beckham...i felt really sad for zidane the way things went for him in the last game of his life...

but this moment is bittersweet...feels bad that i wont be able to see this wonderful batsman bat again...felt bad wen steve waugh, javagal shrinath and retired too....
feels one by one all the players whom we grew up watching play r retiring..
at such moments we realize how v too have grown up.....
gives us a sense of our age...
how we dont even recognise most new players playing the game these days...
feel they r not the ones of our generation...
same goes true for even indian cricketers...in the 20 20 world cup not a single name was known....

they say na time and tide waits for none...
cud add few more things that wait for none....train time tide age disease

we have so many patients asking...doctor can v come next week for the filling or root canal...well u can i say its not an emergency but the cavity is not gonna wait for u...its gonna get deeper n bigger with each passing day....

this is true with any disease....they say na a stitch in time saves nine....

if u r a VVIP airplane may wait for u....but not trains...u gotta catch them on time or say good bye to it

n as joey in friends keeps saying GOD V HAVE A PACT......I M NOT GONNA GET THIRTY....
thats not gonna happen too...u gonna keep aging at the same rate irrespective of with whom u have a pact....
and u realize it on days like this wen u read someone u like retires......
GOODBYE GILLY...

Thursday, February 14, 2008

our daily guest

check out the video i have taken of a parrot...i think its cool...lemme know wat u think...
feels nice to have successfully completed an experiment....
took me nearly 4 hours of work to copy it from camera to computer to uploading on internet....
took a while to figure out how to jus copy selected portion from the camera...
feels nice...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAUniuaOBdw

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

LOVE...

Soul, heart, and body, we thus singly name,
Are not in love divisible and distinct,
But each with each inseparably link'd.
One is not honour, and the other shame,
But burn as closely fused as fuel, heat, and flame.

They do not love who give the body and keep
The heart ungiven; nor they who yield the soul,
And guard the body. Love doth give the whole;
Its range being high as heaven, as ocean deep,
Wide as the realms of air or planet's curving sweep

Happy Valentine's Day.....

first of all i wud like to wish all u people who have found their Mr/Ms Right HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY.....


hopefully by this time next yr i too wud have found him...
this is wat i wish every yr for the past say five or six yrs....
m not sad or depressed that i have not found him as i m sure its jus the matter of time...and now i think that major part of the wait is over...
m already 24..dont think i ll have to wait a long now...
thats jus a wish...
after all who does not like that someone special goes out of the way for u to send u a cute little gift or flowers...
one of my friends boyfriend who is in merchant navy sends her bouquet of red roses n gift no matter where he is posted....cute na...
wud love to have a similar experience...
wud love to have someone who sends me flowers....
wud love to go out on a nice romantic date with my Mr Right....
never have experienced any of these things....jus seen people around buying cards n gifts for others..helped others to buy gifts...there was a time i bought gifts for my self too....but now m quite content with the way i m...feels nice wen i think that now whenever in a yr or two i actually have a valentine there r gonna be no uncertainties abt him...and he is gonna be there with me for all my life...
became a bit senti na...ab kya kare hum aise hi hai...


may u all folks out there have fun...and a rocking party....

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Secret of Happier Living

today attended a lecture by swami tejomayanandji on the above mentioned topic....
well m writing here gist of his talk...for everyone to read and try putting in practice these simple practical suggestions for happier living...

  • try and make others happy...if by your actions big or small u bring a smile on someone else's face u bound to be happy too...so make others happy in order to be happy.
  • let your happiness be independent of any person situation or thing...in short keep the key to happiness in your hands (अपनी ख़ुशी की चाबी कीसी और के जेब मी मत रखो )...you should not let external factors affect your happiness......be free from all these illusions that if u get this or achieve that u ll be happy...by this u just postponing your happiness....and who knows once u reach there or get that u might not really be happy.....learn to be happy now in present...in the situation u r in..
  • accept the situation u r in...the world is not going to dance on your tunes...so dont get depressed wen things dont go your way...
  • learn to enjoy everything you do...be it your job or some other work...if u start enjoying work needed to be done u ll always be happy and vice versa...see work as joy and not job
  • LEARN TO LOVE THE PROCESS OF WHAT EVER YOU DO....DONT DO ANYTHING JUS FOR THE FINAL BENEFIT OR RESULT...COZ RESULT IS NOT IN YOUR HANDS..ONLY PUTTING IN YOUR EFFORT IS...SO LEARN TO LOVE THE JOURNEY THEN U LL AUTOMATICALLY BE HAPPY...रस्ते से प्यार कर लो तो फीर मंजील की फीकर कहा
  • learn to control your desires and anger.....and even if they arise be firm and steady..dont get swept by them....desires give rise to tendencies like envy ,anger(wen not fulfilled) or greed (wen fulfilled)....so learn to have a rein on desires...जब सोने जाओ तो एक मछर हो तो नींद नही आती ....then wen there r so many tendencies how do u expect to get peaceful sleep and be happy.
  • dont let your happiness be slave of any particular thing person or situation....make it free independent
  • know the fact that there can be only two entities...one is YOU....and the other is the WORLD made of many things etc etc...so if happiness is not in things its not in world..its within u....U have to jus let it manifest....its right there....dont go running around like a musk deer in search of scent wen the origin of scent is very much within u....
  • find out the depth of your sorrows...find out if they r really sorrows...coz till u r really sad u wont try to find true happiness....(its like minor head ache which goes off with a pain killer n u feel oh m fine again....wen u get a migraine you jus wanna get rid of it...then there is intense wish to be fine again )...similarly wen u really in a sad state u feel u jus cant take it anymore n wanna get happy...until then u jus be in your make believe happy state (ie take a pain killer to get rid of temporary sorrow and become happy temporarily)
  • true happiness should relieve you of all your sorrows and it should not be conditional....if it is conditonal its not true happiness..
i know a lot of it is jus twisting the same thing around and presenting it differently....but i guess it is needed for it to sink in our heads.....and even after stating these in such simple words its quite difficult to put it into practice....have written wat all i cud recollect...if i have missed out anything will update you folks...

one more thing : recipe for unhappiness in simple words...and if u get this it is an indirect route for happiness...beautiful words अपने को जो मीले उसकी उपेक्षा करो और जो मीले उसकी अपेक्षा करो

on this note m signing off...its 12 20 am now...but had to write it to make things clear in my head...ciao


Monday, February 11, 2008

my stupid fish...

i have an aquarium in in my house....n one of my fishes has become very frisky this days.....dont know if she is ill or jus hyper due to cold...but today she gave me a scare of my life..
a few days back wen i lifted the lid she jumped out...then mom was there to put her back in...

and yes u guessed right..she jumped out again...n there was nobody in house but me....
i was so scared...i knew i had to lift her n put her back in....but i was afraid wat if she died before i managed to do so...someones life was in my hands...thats so scary...it was my first time..i had to move the tv....coz she was behind it...thankfully tv is on castors...still never had i touched a live fish...all slippery...she jumped twice out of my hand....n each time i jumped too...screaming prayin to god n heart racing....i kept telling her i loved her n wud put her back in water soon...

n yes i did it..i put her back in tank....n she is alive n well....but my heart is still racing....

my evening....

today was quite a different evening....spent it going out with bhanufoi n jasufoi....it was good in a different was...some way i cant really explain...

first of all took bhanufoi to my sir's clinic as she has to get a new denture made....
after that jasufoi had to get her PAN card made....thankfully it is being done very close to where i work...so went with her n got the form filled...

from there i had to go to bank (to deposit my first pay of the year )....took some time for to figure out how to deposit money in ATM...it was my first time yaar......

from there went to reliance web world...to get international calling card (from my money...felt so good yaar) so that i can call my cousins all around the world....also had to ask there why bhanufoi's cell not working...it took some time for them to figure out...but finally her outgoing is now on....

then from there to samerbhai's office....bhanufoi wanted to go there jus to tell him hi....wen we reached he was not there but as v took a U turn he came....there he offered us badam dudh...not one of my fav drinks but i had it.....n after looking around a while around his office we finally came home...

long evening..but felt nice taking bhanufoi n jasufoi around the place...

Sunday, February 10, 2008

An evening to remember..

i am talking abt the evening i spent with tanvi and ushma doing something that i (n also many more girls love doing) SHOPPING :)

well it was not jus for me or anything..i had a mission..i had to buy b'day gifts for falak and ushma...baby shower gift for sujalben...a gift for tanvi n raja...

but anyways i love shopping be it for myself or for anyone else...its the process i love...of going to a shop..seeing variety of nice nice stuff...getting confused what to buy what not...is the price worth it or will i get it at lesser rate somewhere else...or the million dollar question "do i really need this"
or what i require most at the moment...

well this time though i didnt have to bother abt last two questions as i was buyin what i needed only...as at home v were out of cosmetics (3 women living under one roof...2 actually but one living in hostel )..so i was instructed by mom to get one or two lips sticks..well i needed no more encouragement...

after a lot of time looking around...wandering on all floors of shoppers stop...checking out baby frocks and barbie clothes.....checking out office wear shoes ethnic wear etc etc...discussions abt what to buy for falak.....and trying so many shades of lip sticks n eye pencils...

finally we ended up buying a nice set of learing books for falak..
new born baby suit and a set of bibs for sujalben's daughter....
also got SHANTARAM for tanvi..
MY EXPERIMENTS WITH TRUTH for raja..
lip gloss n eye pencil for ushma and myself...

and i m saving the best for the last.....we went to crosswords too..so i went thru sooooooooooo many books and decided to treat myself......also sale was going on so i said why not gift something to myself which i had been putting off since a while....
so i bought JONATHAN LIVINGSTON SEAGULL & PRIDE AND PREJUDICE
two books i wanted to buy since quite a while...
then one more book caught my eye...it was JOKER IN THE PACK...
it was an unheard book written by first time authors...the book is abt life at IIMs and is written by IIM grads..
so i thought why not buy it too...its gotta be something different...
the reason i bought it was 3 things....3 things struck a chord with me...the tag line....the dedication....and a poem written in the beginning of the book...

i ll mention what these r in my subsequent posts...

and thus came to an end a wonderful fun filled evening with tanvi n ushma....after v went home i cooked some delicious pasta for all of us with sonu's help of course for choppin veggies n stuff...

and to add a twist to the evening tanvi fractured her metatarsal...thats another story...
but till she fractured her leg it sure was a gr8 evening...

Friday, February 8, 2008

VIP syndrome

i m hoping i m not too rusty as i m writing after a long long time...
also i have decided that even if i cant write on my own i shd at least put something abt the days happenings or a poem or something on my blog at least four times a week if not daily..


now you guys must be wondering what is this VIP syndrome
well wen a doctor or doctors close family member becomes a patient....has any problem n gets himself or herself treated some complication which normally doesnt occur to other patients strikes him/her despite all the care n precautions taken....

as i underwent appendisectomy last yr....well i developed most 3 uncommon complications...

1 spinal headache :for those who dont know what it is a short explanation.....for any operation v anesthetise the patient right.....so the anesthetic medicine is injected around the spinal cord...this causes certain disturbance in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) which is around the spinal cord...
so after the operation wen the patient gets conscious if he sits up....he gets a terrible headache....normally this lasts for 2 or 3 days max after the surgery....but for me...well for 7 days i had it...n believe me its so terrible the headache that u jus wish to lie down..any angle more acute than 180 degrees gives u a shot in head....

and there is no treatment except rehydration so as to aid in faster recycling of the old CSF...that old CSF which has medication in it is gone to be replaced by new CSF....hence i was given IV saline for 6 days...daily a new prick with scalpvein...coz daily my parents wud feel today is the last day she is having headache....what a plight na.....

2.bcoz of the surgery some fluid leaked from somewhere inside the abdomen....and since i was lying down the whole time it went up near my diaphragm where it irritated my phrenic nerve....
this caused most weird complication...well there was sharp shooting pain in my right shoulder..and for those who dont know nerve pain is one of the worst...and hiccups...well for an hour i was clutching my abdomen and hiccuping on 3rd day of surgery so u can imagine the pain in fresh operation site with each hiccup..n if i tried to sit up my head wud go boom boom....
this was one of the worst hours of pain i have been thru..n i was jus holding my moms hands tightly...she too didnt know what to do...she wud try n support the operation site but that didnt help at all to ease the pain...

3.my body reacted wildly to the precribed antibiotics wen taken orally....causing severe nausea..so for me to go to the bathroom with my headache n the operation site wud hurt like hell wen pressure was exerted on it during vommitting...well terrible evening....this was 2nd day of surgery...
of course then my dad put me on IV antibiotics...
that didnt make much difference as i had to take saline IV anyways for my headache..


my mom is undergoing root canal treatment right now...and she is having so much pain in tooth..n generally wat v do in 3 visits is gonna take her 5 visits...n i feel so bad for her..she cant chew....cant eat properly..whereas all my other patients have no trouble or pain what so ever once we begin with root canal....i keep telling my mom its jus VIP syndrome....

of course how can i forget my friend's brother who underwent wisdom tooth removal surgery n landed up with dry socket...basically its a very painful complication of extraction of teeth but quite uncommon...
actually that is wat i was worried abt wen i got my third molars removed....thankfully post extraction there was not any such complication...but yes the extraction wasn't as easy as it shd have been...took the surgeon 1 hour for a 30 min procedure....as my upper 3rd molar root broke he had to do a minor surgery for that too which is not the case generally....


since mine is a family of doctors we come across this quite often....
lets say its a heath hazard for doctors ;)