Sunday, December 5, 2010

the wait

waiting for the phone to ring...
waiting for a new mail in my inbox
waiting for a new comment on my FB pics....

the wait seems interminable...
each sec seems like ages...
when will i c the name flashing on my phone that i long to see...
when will the i hear the voice i need to hear...

these are lives complexities...
that even in this super connected world...
there are times u long for someone to near...
they make you even more lonely..
as u know they are a phone call away...
but you are not sure if indeed they are a phone call away...

these mental distances may break us...
wen you see them everywhere in the virtual world
but still are unable to reach the person u long to reach...

man has conquered physical distances...
he has made the smaller place...where every corner of the world can be reached..
when will man conquer the mind...
when will man be able to abolish the deep chasms that develop..
wish there was a technology that would fill in the chasms or direct us towards a easier solution
than waiting and watching...
its a tough tough wait....

song of the day: ektara from wake up sid

Sunday, October 31, 2010

panang curry

after repeated success of my green curry, i was motivated to try something new...n of course panang curry is the curry i love to order wen in restaurants so i was like....lemme give it a shot.....i did substitute some ingredients with what was available in my kitchen...but the results were fabulous...so here I proudly present to u "PANANG CURRY"..

ingredients: (for the paste)

  1. 3 red chillies (fresh or dry)
  2. 1 medium sized onion
  3. 1tbsp ginger
  4. 1 tbsp garlic
  5. 1 tbsp fresh cilantro (coriander)
  6. 1/4 cup  roasted peanuts
  7. 1 tsp lemon juice
  8. 1tsp coriander-cumin powder
  9. 1 tsp black pepper
  10. red chilly powder (if u like it more spicy or if u dont have red chillies)
  11. salt to taste
  12. pinch of sugar and 
  13. pinch of black rock salt ie sanchal (instead of soysauce which is a substitute for shrimp paste )

mix all the ingredients in a chopper to make a thick paste....

for curry:

  1. 1/2 chopped onion
  2. chopped mushrooms (optional)
  3. mix vegetables (cauliflower, broccoli, carrot, french beans etc)
  4. tofu
  5. 2 (500 ml) can coconut milk
  6. 1tbsp vegetable oil

method:
saute mushroom and onions in oil....once they are cooked add the curry paste....let it cook for two minutes...then add tofu and 1 can coconut milk....once it starts boiling add second can...once that comes to boil, add vegetables...cook till vegetables are cooked to ur satisfaction...(you can add water if the curry is too thick or spicy or the vegetables are taking time to cook....)

enjoy ur panang curry with simple rice or fried rice....this curry is little bit on spicy side...so if u dont eat very spicy food...u can reduce the number of chillies...or not add red chilly powder.....

generally the veg form of this curry is made with tofu only.... in restaurants they dont add veggies to panang curry maybe coz its generally made with meat, so all u folks who eat meat, u can add chicken fish etc to this curry...i guess u have to cook the meat before......so u can eat it any way you like it :)

all those who loved the thai green curry are surely gonna love this curry too...
so noella n anu.....get ur kitchen apron on n try this..
ravi u surely are gonna get this curry when u come here in long beach...now u cant complain that ur fiancee knows to cook only green curry...now she knows panang curry as well :)

song of the day: been on my lips since yesterday...chod aye hum wo galiyaan from machis

Sunday, October 17, 2010

dear ravi

You are not the air that I breathe,
you are the sweet scent that drifts upon it

You are not the sounds that I hear,
you are the music of my life

You are not the food that I need,
you are the nourishment of my soul

You are not my will to survive,
you are my reason for living

It is with you that I experience
the wonders of the world

It is with you that I triumph
over the challenges in my path

It is your partnership that will lead me
to the fulfillment of my dreams

It is your friendship that guides me
as I grow and learn

It is your patience and wisdom
that calms my restless nature

It is through you that I know my true self

I do not take you for granted,
I cherish you

I do not need you
I choose you

I choose you today in witness
of all the people who love us

I choose you tomorrow
in the privacy of our hearts

I choose you in strength and weakness

I choose you in health and sickness

I choose you in joy and sorrow

I will choose you, over all others, every day
for all the days of my life


- Rebecca W.


i know this post is couple months early...but cant help it :) 
came across this and loved it....


song of the day: tum jo aaye from once upon a time in mumbai :)

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

my 60 hour long bday begins!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

well well well...what can i say..this is true...my bday has begun in India 7th oct midnight!! got phone call from my better half and his friends who were together celebrating anshu's bday....so the wishes have started...
I am officially celebrating my bday till 8th oct midnight in LA!!!!!!!! feel like on top of the world right now....totally lucky...of course there are always BUTs N IFs and this birthday is no different...missing mom dad mitu ravi and all my wonderful friends....but there us always a silver lining too...m happy m with rushika :) gonna make most of it...
n again there is a BUT...have a complex submission tomo...so m busy trying to study, thinking a topic for my thesis (depending on which is gonna be the literature search which is due tomo) and put a rein on my mind not imagining all sorts of things i should be doing or would have done if I was in india or if I didnt have this submission to be completed....also there is a midterm exam to be completed...but thats due on sunday midnight so i guess i ll have a full on blast between the submission and the mid term......

will keep u guys posted on what i am  upto :) ohh yes i ll be busy shifting my apt between the submission and the blast so i guess the blast is gonna be something small....

ohhh yess...n if u wondering how is it that my bday is gonna last 60 hours straight non stop...well lemme clear it up for u...my indian calendar birthday is on 1st day of navratri...(ghat sthapna day)..n this yr as it so happens that ghat sthapna is on 8th oct...so my birthday goes on for 2 consecutive days :) :) and with LA being one of the western most parts of the world, my birthday just goes on n on n on :)

and the best part is....coz of this combination, mine n ravi's birthday coincide....something that happens once in 19yrs......so well....m just super excited about it.....

let the celebrations begin!!!!!!!!

song of the day: keeping in tune with my mood its gonna be "soniyo" my all time fav romantic song...ENJOY :)

Friday, July 16, 2010

india trip

The trip to india has been most eventful till now….i have not been able to post more on my blog coz I have been busy meeting relatives friends, shopping, doing some or the other wedding related work, working in the clinic… its been fun so far…just now the fun is reducing as ravi’s return date is getting delayed….n now somehow after all these months, m falling short of patience….the wait is tougher than I anticipated…n I m somehow finding it irritating that almost anyone I meet has met ravi…be it some far off cousin, or family friends even our bai…n they all say such wonderful things to say..n kind of sympathize with me that I have not met him that it gets irritating…..
Shopping was fun in amdavad…especially coz rushika was there too…that made wedding shopping easier n more fun…almost done with most shopping….spending time with mom…meeting masi n noella…n meeting most of ravi’s relatives n friends….it was a fun filled hectic ten days, with lots of wonderful moments to cherish n remember :)
Moving past all these…I had a great time going to pune….met a lot of old friends n class mates…I must say here that the trip was more fun than I thought it wud be….coz a lot of people I met were not best of my friends back in college…nevertheless, it was good to see them…it was good to see almost all were doing well professionally, socially, n in their family life….it was good to see guys of my class handling vivek’s son….saying kaka n stuff….just a reminder of how far we had come since college days…but it felt real good to witness this transition…all of them took care of him alternately, n were actually good handling him…gone were the immature boys as I had known n remembered them as….
Now all the fun part seems to be over…n the difficult wait begins....

song of the day : ek do teen from tezaab..love the song, the fabulous dance by madhuri...n it fits my situation perfectly 

Thursday, April 22, 2010

memories

memories are wonderful...in a moment they transport us back in time, and have the ability to turn the worst day into a bearable one, making us smile when nothing seems to be going our way....n the best thing is one thing leads to other...n one memory to other.....something about the present links to the past and reminds us of the beautiful days spent with our family and friends :)

pav bhaji: one of my favourite dishes...and each time i eat it, it reminds me of my dad's hand made pav bhaji and pav bhaji from vaishali in jam nagar, with amazing chutney...just loved it..enjoyed it with ronak didi n namrata...

with ronakdidi and namrata  : reminds me of the amazing time we spent on the two wheeler....eating all junk food...masala soda, chocolate milkshake and sandwich....searching for egg (coz not all shops sold eggs) to make bhurji for dinner....amazing time i had only thanks two these two wonderful friends :)

movies: reminds me of all the fun time i had in pune n pimpri n jamnagar with my roomies....all of us were movie buffs...n i have had some of the best times in theaters.....watching bewafaa with rehana and tearing the movie apart....though loved akshay kumar in the movie....watching movies like plan, masti, fida, tumko na bhul payenge, and having fun with friends.,....getting stuck outside the hostel after coming back after the night show of jaan e man in jam nagar...wow those were the days...finally the watchman did get up n let me in...but i was indeed nervous for sometime...as i was alone in the hostel....for a couple of nights...just i think a couple more girls were there but they were not even on my floor,....so i was almost alone in the hostel...

rains: reminds me of the 26/7 rains.....final yr final exams were going on, n the schedule kept changing....and exams kept getting postponed or something and we cud not make a proper study schedule....rains also reminds me of getting stuck at dadar, agarwal classes being left early...sagar sudeep mayur n me going to bandra by bus and then waiting endlessly for the train...and then all of us travelling in the ladies compartment of the train coz the male compartment was just too full......

agarwal classes: reminds me of the best time i had travelling in train...fun with mayur sagar sudeep....standing in the train corridor, enjoying the breeze.....solving probabilty problems in the train....waiting for each other when the classes leave and then running to station to catch the 8 41 train, as the next train was at 9 directly...but never leaving before all the friends gathered, and never missing the train....still remember how we used to run to catch the train...the guys getting there ahead of me, but not climbing in the train till i got in the compartment....made some best friends there, nidhi and payal....remember nidhi comign to drop me home when my fever escalated to 106, because of sitting in the AC of the classes....

the scar on my hand: reminds me of the first denture i made...even remember the patient roopa gadkar...her face flashes before my eyes even today.....and i still remember how i worked overtime, with vivek to help me thru....remember i had even gone to her house to meet her when she failed to show up at the appointment i was so nervous when she missed a couple of appointments towards the end of denture making process....

pune: reminds me of the best time of my life.....the dental school....was just discussing with anchal (who also studied in pune) how fun pune life was....discussed about Horn ok Please, CCD on FC road, E Square, Inox, Smokin Joes on JM road and kulfi wala in deccan....how can forget the best gulab jamuns i have eaten at shagun chowk.......

pune also reminded me of the fun I rehana chitra and mohini had at teja's wedding...n how sad we were wen we were finally leaving pune, we cud not bear to look outside the windows and c the city pass so we had drawn the curtains of the volvo....we thought we wud not have a reason enuf to visit our favourite city again...but thankfully before coming to USA i did go to pune for mandar's wedding.....felt real good to be able to meet arshad, nitin, vivek before leaving india.....

today was listening to the song JAI HO, n it reminded me of the wonderful drive to nashik with arvind and sachin...Slumdog millionare had just been nominated for the oscars i think, n so every radio station was playing it constantly....and we were singing it almost the entire way.....it was FUN!!!!!! ...mom had packed some perfect picnic dishes...and the entire trip was so memorable, the drive was wonderful

wow.......feel so nostalgic!!!

song of the day: pehla pehla pyaar from HAHK...love this song, and it adds to the nostalgic mood...love madhuri...they dont make them like her anymore

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

vegetable thai red curry

after successfully making thai green curry, I decided to try my hand at thai red curry.....n well once again, it was a really simple dish..made with ingredients present in our homes on a daily basis, n it turned out quite tasty...m just proud of myself :)
it is quite similar to thai green curry with the some changes in the making of the curry paste...

for making the red curry paste u need:
1 medium sized onion
3 cloves garlic
1 tbsp ginger paste
1 tbsp hot chilli sauce
2 tbsp tomato ketchup
1/2 tomato
250 ml coconut milk
1 tbsp dania jeera powder (ground coriander and cumin seeds)
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp ground pepper
1 tsp chilli powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
salt to taste

method
mix all the ingredients in the food processor.

for the curry (serves 6)
1 medium chopped onion
mushrooms
tofu
red bell pepper
mixed vegetables
750 ml coconut milk
oil to cook
salt to taste.

method:
saute onions mushrooms and red bell pepper in oil, add salt to taste...
once tender, add the curry paste and allow it to cook for a couple of minutes..add tofu
then add 250 ml coconut milk...allow it to boil and once it boils add 500 ml coconut milk..
and once that too starts boiling add mixed veggies and allow it to cook on a slow flame till its cooked how much u desire...
 NJOY!!!!!!!

song of the day: vienna waits for you by billy joel..


Sunday, April 11, 2010

Is this my life???

life's totally topsy turvy...
soon m gonna be someone's wife...
i cant believe
that is this is actually my life

a week before...
life was different..
just had to study n work...
n wish for somebody near...

now actually someones around
and i cant stop smiling...
unexpected stuff happens
heard all the time...

this is the first time
unexpected happiness falls my way...
now i believe in serendipity!!!!
believe that there is a rainbow....
and a pot of gold at the end of it too....

i believe as in movies....
its not the end until its happy :)
feel like i m hallucinating
or m dreaming..
my feet dont touch the ground...
m floating in my own world...
totally carefree...totally unconcerned

all i had wished for..
is suddenly coming true...
years of patience now bearing fruit...
could not have expected for anything better..
and m glad someone up there thinks i do deserve this

my life was never this joyous or this happy...
and i keep wondering..
is this actually my life...
every day is a better day...
each day i think "it cant get better than this"
but the next day proves me wrong..
and something better turns up....

the sun has thawed the snow...
it has provided energy and nourished the seed
encouraged it to grow...
showed it the potential
to develop into a rose..
spread the fragrance all around....

thank you god....
for everything...n now i dont have any complain with u :)
so i guess we are friends again...lol...
my fight with u is over.....
now u can throw anything my way...
n m totally ready for it...
n i ll smile all along..
nothing can erase my smile now...

m so happy...my heart is gonna burst
got something wonderful to share with the world
dont know how to sign off right now...
so just gonna say " I LOVE YOU" :)

song of the day: hey ya from karthik calling karthik.....our song :)

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

childhood friends

As childhood friends we grew up together,
Swearing to be friends forever and ever.
Sometimes we would argue and fight,
other times we would laugh and stay up all night.

we went from playing with games and toys,
to talking and dreaming about different boys.
my thoughts and feelings to you i would confide,
never having anything to hide

friends we do remain,
things changing and things staying the same.
to each other we still listen and share,
about each other, we will always care.
            - mindy carpenter

this is dedicated to all my friends :)
m sorry i didnt have pics of all of u..else i wud have put all of the pics on the collage
love u all..each one of u has made a difference to my life in ur own sweet way...and has a special place in my heart which is specially reserved for u...now n always..

song of the day : I ll be there for you...Friends title track... NJOY!!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

hope..

HOPE- a very strong four letter word...keeps us going even under the worst circumstances....the only thing we have when nothing goes right.... this word gives us the strength to keep moving on, courage to fight for ourselves when we dotn even know who are we fighting against, Hope makes a army of 300 fight against 30,000....hoping that storm destroyed half the enemies fleet....when our loved ones are away, we can do nothing but hope they are alright....when our exam doesnt go well....we just hope all our guesses are correct....how many times a day do we hope.....is there even a second when we leave it....got late for a bus, hope its 5 min late too!
          going out to shop, hope it does not rain.....getting married, hope all works well....recently broke up, hope that we can move on.......
          What happens when this word gives way......too much on stake on this mere four lettered word....sometimes its just not strong enough to shoulder the responsibility.......is there an alternative???? i dont know, no other feeling comes to my mind that can share the burden with hope....but at the same time, I am too afraid to even keep the hope up........its better to be numb n not feel anything rather than hope n feel the agony..

song of the day: this is your song by ronan keating

Monday, March 8, 2010

thai vegetable green curry

Since the day toby got rushika and me the thai green curry last week, I wanted to make some....well the lack of time proved to the biggest hurdle till now....today i was at home, and decided to make it...when i did not find the thai curry paste at the grocery store, i was dejected but then i thought, lemme check how exactly do they make the paste and how easy or difficult it is to find the necessary ingredients for it.....and as it turned out...its very easy to make the thai curry paste...all the ingredients are present in our homes almost 365 days a yr....no special, typical ingredient is needed!!!!!!!!!!!!
so here is the simple and yummy (my roommates n friends were the judges)

the vegetable thai green curry:
the thai green curry paste:
  1. 2 green chillies.
  2. 1 tbsp ginger paste.
  3. 1 tbsp garlic paste
  4. 3/4 cup finely chopped onion
  5. 1 1/2 cup chopped coriander
  6. 2 tbsp coconut milk
  7. 1/4 tsp ground cumin (jeera)*
  8. 1/2 tsp ground coriander powder (dhania)*
  9. 1/2 tsp white/black pepper
  10. 1/2 tsp soy sauce
  11. 1 tsp sugar
  12. salt to taste
  13. 1 tsp lime juice
* if using dhania-jeera mix powder use 1/2+1/4 tsp dhania jeera powder

crush all the ingredients in the food processor (the chutney mixer) to make a nice paste.....easy right :)
I used all of the above mentioned ingredients in exact quantity and proportion and it just turned out to be great......you can store the green curry paste in the freezer and use it later if u making less quantity of curry...

for the vegetable curry: (serves 4)
  1. 1 can (500 ml) coconut milk 
  2. 1/2 chopped onion
  3. 1/2 chopped capsicum (bell pepper)
  4. all the curry paste u made in the above mentioned quantity and proportion
  5. mixed vegetables: cauliflower, broccoli, carrot, beans, peas etc
  6. salt to taste
  7. 1 tbsp sugar, u can add more if u like it sweet :)
  8. soft tofu, mushroom (optional)
  9. 1 cup vegetable broth (optional)/ water (you can add 2 nd can of coconut milk if you like creamy gravy)
  10. cooking oil  
method:
  • saute onions, capsicum and mushrooms in oil till they are little tender, add salt to taste...
  • add the green curry paste to the sauteed veggies, let it cook for 1 min...add soy sauce and sugar
  • add 1 can coconut milk....once it starts to boil, add the second can...when the coconut milk starts boiling add the mix vegetables and tofu to the coconut milk, and add 1 cup vegetable broth/water ( you can add 2nd cup of water if u feel the mixed vegetables are not cooked as much u liked and the curry is getting very thick)...add salt as per taste
  • (tofu can be marinated in the green curry paste and sauteed initially with the onions....i just added them to the curry at the end....)
if u like thai food...this is indeed a very tasty dish....and the best part is, even though we almost use all the ingredients that we normally use in indian cooking, the taste is totally different and unique as we use very little spices...whatever spices we use are in the paste...in the curry we hardly add any masala....and the coconut milk gives it own natural rich flavour and texture to the curry...my mouth is watering again as i write this post even though i have had my fill of thai curry and rice!!
will put the pic soon...

song of the day: honey i am home by shania twain ;)

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Religion..

this is in response to vishal's post "NO FAITH".
I dont quite agree to some points he has made in his post, n i would like to give my opinion on the topic he has written. My opinions have come around from what I have seen, and heard for better part of my life.
      One of the things he mentions is that, religion was created for power. I kind of have a different opinion of it. I believe religions were created for finding the peace of mind (i know, its ironical, that in todays times the very purpose of how the religion might have come in existence is lost, but i believe that this is the reason it came about to be). I dont know about hinduism, how it came about to be, n i believe no one does, thats why its called "sanatan dharma" meaning, it was always there, no one knows who started it. But as far as most other religions go we do know a particular who was an inspiration to it. But my question is, did Jesus say follow me, or i want to start a religion called christianity....did Gautam Buddha say, let me start a religion called Buddism, so on and so forth....the answer is NO...these great people did not start religions. they had a way of life, and they had something to teach to their fellowmen.They were highly learned people, who lived an exemplary life, and they had no ill will for anyone. Being with them gave other people peace of mind, being in their company made other people happy. And they were such wonderful people, that more and more people started coming to them, to learn from them, how to get happiness in life, to learn how to live a happy and fulfilling life. The vision of these people was so great and the teaching so effective, that more and more people were drawn to them and then it was the followers, who made the religion, said that whoever wish to spread the message of this great men should join in....or that whoever wishes to follow the principles this person lived on and wishes to be call himself as a his follower can call him self a christian or a buddhist etc.....
               Religion is essentially a way of life. A path to climb on the spiritual ladder...without religion u can climb on the path of spirituality, its just a lot tougher....religion simply cuts out a route for us, gives us options that u can do this or that to achieve moksha or nirvana (thats the ultimate goal to be achieved) as per the hindu scriptures.....Bhagwad geeta is not a book about god or religion....if u try and read it, and see what it says, its just about learning how to achieve happiness in life....again i ll say it talks about how to live a good life....thats what is religion....
         but yes, it does bring in power, coz when a person is able to command someone else, not one or two but hundreds of them, yes there is power, and though the founders of religion didnt want the power it was given to them willingly and coz they were so great they were not affected by it, coz they were the knowers of the truth, they never got blinded by the power or wealth....but not everyone is great and not all the followers have reached the same level spiritually as their master. This brings in the imperfection, NO RELIGION IS PERFECT, COZ MAN IS NOT PERFECT.....not because of the founder or because of the teachings....what is taught or told by any religion, or a scripture, was/is unfortunately not in a language understood by common people, and so the common man had to rely on other so called learned people to know what was told by the scriptures.....and some of these people in their hunger for power or just out of lack of understanding, misinterpreted the scriptures....
        religion is important...it is like the banks of the rivers, keeps the water within...and till the water remains within the banks, it is nurturing, useful but when the water overflows the banks, it becomes destructive, causing calamity....
        misinterpretation of the religion, has caused a lot of problems which we are facing today....and common man even today is ignorant of true teachings of religion..and this is true, i believe for most religions, but is true for hinduism for sure......and as far as my knowledge goes in history, it all started with Aurangzeb who broke temples, and forcefully converted people in his kingdom to adopt islam.....and in todays times, whatever goes on in name of religion is totally unexplainable....and yes, if u have been a victim to it, if u have lost ur near n dear ones in a riot or in terror attack, u tend to develop hatred for those people...
       but all i can say is, its better if we don't generalize anything.....each individual is different, lets not punish the majority for the crimes committed by minority.....it is indeed sad if we in our day to day dealings discriminate against people solely coz of his/her religious practices.....
           lastly, all i can say is, the only way to know what is told in actually in religion, is to read the scriptures....read the interpretation of the scriptures by great people.....there is no easy route...knowledge alone can dispel the ignorance....darkness is not an entity by itself.....darkness is merely absence of light...similarly, ignorance is jus absence of knowledge...
      
song of the day: rind posh mal from mission kashmir...just love this song and hrithik's dance :)

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Tribute to Masterblaster!!!!!!!

SACHIN TENDULKAR made a world record when he scored 200* at 2nd one day international against South Africa at Gwalior....it took 442 matches in 20 years of his cricketing career to reach this stage..and yet he played more like a 20 yr old than a 36 yr old....he was simply awesome....the feeling u get when u see him get the 200th run cannot be described...it has to be experienced...and all those who have not seen the game are missing something big!!
I saw the match albeit late...and still was biting my nails watching the highlights wondering when he was gonna take that 200th run.....it was a treat to watch the master batsman....maybe I am gonna overuse adjectives coz any number of adjectives will fall short of describing the man, the occasion, the moment in history of cricket!
I dont know much about the techniques in batting so I am not gonna say he batted flawlessly....or that the technique was superb...but I am going to say about the man...how he kept his calm....how he batted tirelessly...he literally fought with his own body to reach the final mark....told himself he was not gonna give in to the cramps....the way he played like a team player....when dhoni was hitting all over the place, i was getting nervous as to when sachin will reach his double century, but i don't think the thought crossed sachin's mind, as he inched slowly and steadily towards 200....it took him forever to get to 200 from 190....but he let dhoni play his natural game...
and let me not forget the three men behind this historic achievement dinesh karthik, yusuf pathan and ms dhoni who provided support to sachin, so that he could play his best without worrying about anything.....
to all my friends who are wondering how come I am praising sachin so much...lemme add...i still love rahul dravid as much i did ten yrs back....and thats not gonna change no matter what...but that doesn't mean i cant acknowledge and appreciate sachin tendulkar or the rest of the team :)
kudos to the masterblaster! thank u :) and wish u continue to play like this for a long long time....

glimpse of sachin's batting.....hats off to u


song of the day : Aashayein from Iqbal.....

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Congratulations my darling sis

My todays post is dedicated to the newest Dr Fadia...yup..my little sister mithila....m just so proud of her...cant believe it...my baby sis is a doctor! been a long route no doubt...living in karad for 5 n 1/2 yrs is no mean feet...all the students of KIMS must be given additional marks just for living in that place without losing their heads...
        as i write this post, she must be standing there in auditorium full of people wearing the black robe taking the hippocrates oath....m so missing not being there, seeing her graduate....there are tears of joy welling up just imagining the situation...i dont know how i wud be reacting if i were there in person.....anu n ushma are gonna be there with mom n dad....m so jealous of both of u...but am happy she has u guys to share her happy moment with....two sisters required to compensate for the absence of one.....
       she is gonna make a perfect doctor...the way she is a perfect sister, n perfect daughter.......Way to go yet i know till she achieves whats the final mark...but this is an important milestone nevertheless.....and something thats  gonne stick by her all her life...no matter what happens in the future....All the best, darling....miss u...n love u big time :)

 song of the day : I am the best from the movie phir bhi dil hai hindustani, coz my sister is the best....muah

5 point someone VS 3 idiots

lemme first say...both are gr8 works of art....in their own areas they both are great...but if i  have to pick one of the two...i will pick 5 point someone...

why i like 5 point someone over 3 idiots
  •   the subplots in the book are amazing...love the amazing ideas Ryan comes up with, esp the C2D (co operate to dominate)..i was in splits when i read about it....
  • loved the neha - hari love story...the love story unfolds very well...and all the dates are sweet and funny...
  • Ryan's idea about making lip stick holder is just so sweet !
  • the idea that the main characters in the story are 5 point someones....thats unique..
  • the vodka party over the water tank..
  • prof veera with his faith in ryan's abilities..Ryan's successful experimentation with the lubricating engine oil..
  • the manner in which Prof Cherian realizes about his son's death
  • longest day of my life part one n two :) just too good....u just cant keep the book down till the end
In 3 idiots :
well the filmmakers still cant believe that the hero can be a normal average person....so even though farhan and raju are at the bottom...rancho has to be a topper...why????? Why does rancho get a love story?? n not farhan...i wonder did aamir khan demand for the changes in the plot or was it mr hirani's idea....
         Ryan's character is changed...where did the entire story abt he not caring for his parents vanish
          in the book they steal question paper for all of them, n the episode abt how hari gets the keys from neha too is funny...and the subsequent DISCO...everything fitted perfectly....
          as i write this post, i realize the movie is just so much different than the book...where did mona's character come from....what abt pia's fiance? they just added so much drama at the end....bride running from th alter...mona's delivery....n wow...they made rancho a big time scientist.....n the fake identity issue...where did all this come from...
          lot of changes....in the main story..in the sub plots....well, 3 idiots is a good movie no doubt...but i wonder when will the cinema break free of the norms......and make a movie from a book, the way its written

song of the day : gimme some sunshine, give me some rain from the movie 3 idiots

  

Sunday, February 14, 2010

happy valentines day

on the eve of this valentines day.....just one thought crosses my mind...

बस अब बहोत हुआ... तुम जहां भी हो...जो भी हो...मेरे सामने आ जाओ.....मैं थक गयी इंतज़ार करते करते... मेरा विश्वास मेरे नसीब से उठ जाये उसके पहले आ जाओ....मेरे भरोसे को टूटने मत दो...मेरे सामने हो तोह...मुझे अपने दिल की बात कह दो...बहोत miss किया है मैंने तुम्हे......पिछले दस सालों में .....अभी तोह आ जाओ...अपना चेहरा दिखाओ मुझे बस....

song of the day: yeh duriyaan from love aaj kal


just m so tired today....was a very busy day at the restaurant...i don't know...each valentines day i feel happy despite no one being there in my life that every yr i am going closer to the one am gonna meet....but somehow this time hope eludes me...i don't know if m low or just tired...bye good night...

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

apology..

one of the most underestimated weapon (for the lack of a better word)...its hard to be angry on someone after hearing a heartfelt apology...and the best part is, the words are so powerful and healing that most of the bitter and harsh words are forgotten...and both the people feel better, the one who apologizes and the who is the receiver of the apology...
     i heard somewhere, a lot of law suits can be avoided by something as simple as saying "you are sorry"
it might take a toll on people's ego though...coz a lot of people believe that they never make a mistake...and apologizing also means that you admit you made a mistake...accepting their mistake is what hurts most people more than saying sorry...
    but isnt accepting mistake, saying sorry, and moving beyond a issue better and more fun that ruminating some unpleasant event in your life..and why is saying sorry more difficult to people who know you and are close to u...you dont mind saying sorry to a stranger on the street u accidently bump into...but you certainly have a problem when its your family or close friend..coz you expect them to understand you and your actions....so even if you knew you made a mistake, you expect them to understand you made a mistake coz had a bad day at work or study or whatever....
    but instead of assuming they know why you yelled..you can say sorry and that i had a problem at work and so i yelled at u...this is gonna make everyones life simpler.....look within yourself..introspect.... dont u feel a lot better when your friend apologized....and most times u too say sorry for reacting badly...
    all in all...heard this nice quote somewhere "apologizing doesnt always mean you are wrong, it just means you value the person more than your ego"

song of the day: Hard to say I am sorry by westlife

Friday, February 5, 2010

I Wonder

I wonder..
if you think about me..what do u think
if you miss me...do u do something about it
if you wish i was there next to u, holding your hand when you are down..
if you can imagine a life without me..
if you can imagine me with someone else..
if you feel the terror that something might be going wrong somewhere and you are too far to do anything about it.
if you feel you made a mistake somewhere down the line
if you wake up in middle of night thinking about me..
if you feel like seeing me smile would erase all your worries..
if you would cross the ocean for me
if you feel you could face anything if i were by your side

I wonder, if you wonder that do I have these thoughts too..

Song of the day: you raise me up by westlife

Monday, January 25, 2010

mayonise jar and some coffee


When things in your life seemalmost too much to handle,
When 24 Hours in a day is not enough,
Remember the mayonnaise jar and 2 cups of coffee.

A professor stood before his philosophy class
 
and had some items in front of him.
When the class began, wordlessly,
He picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar
And proceeded to fill it with golf balls.

He then asked the students, if the jar was full.
They agreed that it was.

The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured
them into the jar.   He shook the jar lightly.
The pebbles rolled into the open Areas between the golf balls.

He then asked the students again if the jar was full.  They agreed it was.

The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar.
Of course, the sand filled up everything else.
He asked once more if the jar was full. The students responded with a unanimous 'yes.'

The professor then produced two cups of coffee from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar, effectively
filling the empty space between the sand.  The students laughed.

'Now,' said the professor,   as the laughter subsided,
'I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life.
The golf balls are the important things - family,
children, health, Friends, and Favorite passions –
Things that if everything else was lost and only they remained, Your life would still be full.

The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, house, and car.

The sand is everything else --The small stuff.

'If you put the sand into the jar first,'  He continued,
there is no room for  the pebbles or the golf balls.
The same goes for life.

If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff,
You will never have room for the things that are important to you.


So...


Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness.
Play With your children.
Take time to get medical checkups.
Take your partner out to dinner.

There will always be time to clean the house and fix the disposal.

'Take care of the golf balls first --
The things that really matter.
Set your priorities. The rest is just sand.'

One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the coffee represented.

The professor smiled.
'I'm glad you asked'.

It just goes to show you that no matter how full your life may seem,
there's always room for a couple of cups of coffee with a friend.'



song of the day : I hope you dance by ronan keating