Friday, November 20, 2009

My first tag post

Thanx Neha for this tag. I'm obliged. I didn't have any idea what a tag was until I saw your blog. Anyways I liked this and taking this up. The rest of writing 20 things and all would surely take the hell outta me ;). Anyways here it goes.

1. Last drink: tea
2. Last phone call : to my to-be-father-in-law
3. Last text message: Obamamol asking her about the tagging thing
4. Last song you listened to: 'our song' of taylor swift
5. Last time you cried: When I heard a senti song of Rajnikant.


6. Dated someone twice: nope...I've dated only once.
7. Been cheated on?: ofcourse, someone gossiped that I write long answers after copying it.
8. Kissed someone & regretted it?: not really.
9. Lost someone special?: my grandma...on the thiruvonam day :(
10. Been depressed?: I just need a vague reason to get depressed
11. Been drunk and threw up?: I remember passing out after a chocolate milkshake, everything else is a blur

12. Black
13. Blue
14. Green
15. White

16. Made new friends: I've a big circle
17. Fallen out of love: Never
18. Laughed until you cried: many a times...mostly at hostel
19. Met someone who changed you: no one has changed me but they have contributed to what I'm now
20. Found out who your true friends were?: Yeah and I treasure 'em
21. Found out someone was talking about you: Ofcourse, I'm the talk of the town
22. Kissed anyone on your friend's list: Yeah girlfriends and one boy who's going to be my hubby
23. How many people on your friends list do you know in real life: Everyone!!!
24. How many kids do you want to have: Minimum is two...Max may be many
25. Do you have any pets: Till now no.
26. Do you want to change your name: Nah... I love my name.
27. What did you do for your last birthday: Yeah, I was the one who had to wake up Koratty and asked to celebrate my b'day
28. What time did you wake up today:Too early.. 8 am. Amma was not feeling well and I had to make the breakfast
29. What were you doing at midnight last night: Flipping through a Logical book
30. Name something you CANNOT wait for: My marriage...I still can't believe, it's happening to me
31. Last time you saw your father: Morning 11 am. Thats when he went out.
32. What is one thing you wish you could change about your life: Get a govt job. Achan will be so happy.
33. Most Visited web page: Facebook...farmville to be precise.

34. Name: Still having some Anon issues
35. Nicknames: All my hostelmates call me Communi. And Obamamol calls me The Blogger and My Dear Entertainer
36. Zodiac sign: The Sweet Gemini
37. Male or female or transgender: Female
38. Elementary: Vivekodaya Nursery School
39. School: Kendriya Vidyalaya
40. Colleges: NSS Engg College
41. Hair color: Brown
42. Long or short: Too long, how much I wish to cut it
43. Height: I'm a shorty 5' 1"
44. Do you have a crush on someone?: None right now
45. Ever been in love?: Yeah many times...if I remember correctly my first love was Sachin Tendulkar
46. Piercings?: They pierced my ears even without asking me.
47. Tattoos?: I wanted a butterfly tattoo on my shoulder..but noone appreciates art here.
48. Righty or lefty: Righty

49. First surgery: Nah
50. First piercing: When I was just 28 days old
51. First best friend: Dhanya. She got transfered after our 4th grade. Ironically when she came back to our school in 11th, we couldn't even recognise each other.
52. First sport you loved: It has to be cricket. I was always the wicketkeeper in my neighbourhood cricket team.
53. First pet: No pets till now
54. First vacation: To Ooty. Was definitely the best one ever. Still remember we all cousins sitting infront of the Railway Guest House and singing songs from Chemmeen.
55. First concert: Railway Kalamandir. Some Music Troupe. Some new year eve.
56. First crush: Didn't I tell you. Sachin.

57. Eating: Lays
58. Drinking: Water
59. I'm about to: Go and make tea for myself.
60. Listening to: All about us of t.A.T.u
61. Waiting for: this to finish

62. Want kids?: Ofcourse
63. Want to get married?: Can't wait
64. Careers in mind?: Yeah some desk job in a govt. office

65. Lips or eyes: Eyes
66. Hugs or kisses: Like both of 'em
67. Shorter or taller: Taller
68. Older or Younger: Older
69. Romantic or spontaneous:Spontaneously romantic!
70. Nice stomach or nice arms: Nice arms
71. Sensitive or loud: Loud
72. Hook-up or relationship: Relationship
73. Trouble maker or hesitant: None

73. Kissed a stranger: Nah, I'm not that stupid
74. Lost glasses/contacts: Broken 'em... several times
75. Sex on first Date: No baby, Main ek bharatiya naari hoon!!!!(while reading this line, try to sound like Rakhi Sawant)
76. Broken someone's heart: I don't know.
77. Had your own heart broken: Yeah, when I heard SRK is married (in my 4th grade or so) . I even drew a picture of my broken heart with a red pen.
78. Been arrested: Main kya meri poori kaandhaan kabhi police station nahi gaye
79. Turned someone down: Once. I loved myself doing that even though that was the only time I was proposed. I hated him so much.
80. Cried when someone died: My grandma. I told you.
81. Liked a friend that is a boy?: I like all my friends. I love 'em.

82. Yourself: Completely
83. Miracles: Not really.
84. God: God exists in everyone.
85. Love at first sight: No...first times can betray you.
86. Heaven: It's a fantasy
87. Santa Claus: No....No SantaClaus ever got me gifts, so why should I believe?
88. Kiss on the first date?: It feels like heaven..try it ;)
89. Angels: A person has an angel and a devil in him/her...that's what I believe
90. Devils: Answered above.

91. Is there one person you want to be with right now?: I'm so much missing my friends and my hostel
92. Had more than one boyfriend/girlfriend at one time?: When I never managed to have one BF, how does this question arise
93. Wanted to kill someone ever?: Yeah, my old boss RB, the bus conductor in that green Vignesh bus ... the list goes on.
94. Among your blog mates, whom would you like to kiss?: None
95. Committed a blunder and regretted later?: So many.. Too long to list.
96. Wanted to steal your friend's boyfriend / girlfriend?: Nah, I'm more than satisfied with the current and the permanent one.

97. White:Never.. Unless I know there's a peace rally in town
98. Black: My bracelet.. I can't go out without that
99. Red: Not mine.. But Blore used to have a red t-shirt which had street police written on it and we used to tease her as street girl.
100. Pink: One of my first salwar kameez was a pink one.

So that was it.. I wish Obamamol and Jibu take up this tag. And I hope Jibu doesn't mind an english post in his Malayalam blog.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Belling the CAT

The one best thing about my blogger these days is that I tend to publish whatever I scribble more often now. Literally whatever crap I write. This, I realised when I saw not too many drafts my Edit Posts. Good na? The shift key of my keyboard (the one near to the symbols) is not working properly, and I have to press the other key for all those symbols. And this is taking my nerves. Ok! so coming back. The problem with having so many drafts is that I can't publish 'em now, coz it has become dated. So I have decided that its high time I write about my CAT classes before it gets finished. Btw, I am writing CAT on 1st. Bless me.

No! Don't worry I am not going to write anything about quants, logical, DI or verbal here. (Thats FYI !!!). There's all gonna be, the usual, gossip here. Well, what else could you expect. Anyways, I'll start off with RS. She is a kind a person you could technically define as a nerd. A book worm. I don't think there's any book I know that she hasn't read. Right from Asterix and Obelix to the Shakespears'. She has read it all. Plus she's a genius. The only problem with her is that we students are totally out of her league. And we don't understand what she says. Btw, she did her high school graduation from a school in Chennai which has an Ex-Alumini A.R. Rahman. Can you believe it??? ARR??? Now I wish Vishnu become a BIG filmmaker soon (I totally respect his other interests, but I have a feeling that he would make one hell of a filmmaker), so that I can boast to the world that "We studied in the same class", "We used to go to tuitions together". Phew.

Next comes our own RP. Now this guy, surprise surprise, is a genius too. ;) If he hadn't been my tutor, I would have certainly missed him in the crowd. Slim, tall with a rabbit teeth and importantly unimpressive dressing. That old worn-out jeans of his itself has a story to tell. He washed the jeans for the first time 6 months after buying it only because he was compelled to do it after it was soaked in dirt after lushy rains. Poor jeans.Even I wash my jeans atleast once in a month. He's a pass-out of some notorious Govt. Arts College in TVM. The college which is reigned by SFI, have certain unwritten rules and regulations formed by the student party members. Only SFI members can rag juniors and can also have affairs. And since beautiful girls are less in the campus, there's always fight over 'em. And RP(who also belongs to SFI) played it safe and had an affair with a girl who, he says, is not so beautiful. How does she even survive this guy? And anything on RP would go unfinished without saying about his CAT extravaganza. He's a third timer. Can you believe it, he refused to join an IIM last time only because it wasn't IIM-A or B. Man! I never knew people like these ever existed. Its like giving up CCD chocolate cake for nothing.

And now onto the students. you really understand my problem in naming people na. so please bear me. And I just don't think its good to write their actual names for my health too, since I'll be only gossiping about 'em. So there is a guy V, who outshines everyone in the class with his PJs. Here's one when he's at his best. Our mentor is taking a test for us and we all trying to convince her not to take one and suggesting some whacky alternative solutions. She says."wow! you're brilliant students". V,"No ma'am, we are T.I.M.E. students!!!"
And as always, there needs to be a scapegoat for V. Sometimes its SJ and sometimes its SD. SD once had gone to participate in a rally on Ganesh Chaturthi. And everytime we used to hear some announcements down the road, he was never spared. As for SJ, he is a mechanical engineer, still in making(he's supposedly a 2009 pass-out). Even, he laughs at himself that "even if he gets good CAT score, he won't make it to a b-school because of his innumerable arrears".

Ok! I am now out of syllables, so I guess I have to stop.

P.S. :- The following caused a laugh riot in my house. We were seeing a music show in a malayalam channel. There was a guy who was singing Surmai Akhiyon Mein (God! I love that song!) in his pathetic hindi accent. So much so that he malayalified so many phrases. Well I opine that those who aren't sure of their hindi accent should stop singing hindi songs. Ok, anyways, when the judges started analysing the song, one lady in the panel said that he should improve his diction and probably should learn the song's lyrics more perfectly. And I was thinking "so right, it is". And then she also said that it would have been better if he had sung the tamil version. And when she started singing the tamil version , she was making so many lyrical mistakes herself that I thought I would rather give the guy a thumbs up than to this judge.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Its one whole year.... and I'm all happy

Nov. 6, 2008 :
As any other day, I am sitting in one of the invisible corners of the ODC. Chatting with Pattar as usual. We 3, Ammini, Blore and me, were allocated 3 different systems. We are done with the trimurthi mail of the day. Phase 2 of the internal project had started and it was the demo time. Which meant a whole lot of free time for the new project mates. Ammini was with Oku and Blore googling. It was only a few days before, I came to know that blogger can be opened in the office. I had started scribbling on my previous blog. "But I need a new one. A fresh start, so to say". I told Pattar.
Even the name of the new blog should be different. Something that conveys about me.
"The Desultory Mind", said Pattar.
"Hmm... thats a nice one. I think I'll give it a shot", says me.
But what to write. Not politics and Not movies. May be later on but not the first one. Introduce myself? Who the hell am I to do that? Besides, nobody is going to read it, then what is the need of an introduction. Evenmore, I have done that in my earlier blog and that's enough.
Then. I remember one thing. How much I hate Bangalore, its climate. I sneezed. Thats a good start. I can go on and on on that topic. Sigh.

The very first thoughts...

*The very first picture that comes to my mind everytime I hear Bangalore is the one in which I, Amma, Achan and bro were standing infront of the Christ College and two girls passed us. One was in mini-skirt. The other one in a red top and trousers. That is the first I saw mini-skirt live. I had been to Delhi and Chennai a lot before this but never saw someone wearing mini-skirt to college. (This happened back when I was in my 10th grade.)

*The day we reached Bangalore. We went to shop some regular stuff. At the shop, we asked, "Bhayya, dress clips hain ?". Bhayya replied, "Dress clips alle? Ithu mathiyo?"(Dress clips na? Are these enough?). We literally frowned!

* Crossing the signal infront of Forum, we noticed some guys. When we walked past them, they giggled "Kollaamketto"(Nice ones!!). It was we who used to say that dialogue when we were in Hyderabad. That reminds me, we are in Bangalore, an extended Kerala.

And hence Bangalore Times.

P.S. :- Its been one year and so many things have changed. Even my attitude towards Bangalore. I love the place because of the nostalgic memories it is associated with. I still hate the climate though.