13 March, 2009

Compromise: The art of dividing a cake in such a way that everybody believes he got the biggest piece.

11 March, 2009

Gulaal huh?

Never heard the term before, we just referred to it as Color powder! Gulaal - the colo that doesn't hurt the skin and is completely safe! Holii!! :D

I'm not a great lover of soiling myself with colors that don't leave your clothes or skin but I've enjoyed those three Holis I've had. 2 from college and 1 today :D It was office, it was a new jean, a new t shirt and yet i didn't bother! I had a great time! All of us loved the running and chasing!

Reminds me of those days when we tried everything possible to get the color off. Oil, cream, toner, shampoo, bath soap, clothes soap and even kerosene!!! Long sleeves to cover the color and dinners in the room to hide the face, sleep-acting during the 10 o clock warden check-in and sealed lips while we were screaming decibels inside! :D Cha ya - RMH was fun! Wish I could just rewind and stay there! Who's time machine is working?

06 March, 2009

Pragi's Rules

Every rule I have here has inspiration from all the frustration that grows within me! It makes me feel so much better I can vent all that feeling into this little pane with buttons!

Rule #1 : Canis familiaris are not allowed to bark after 10.00pm. Homo Sapiens sleep at this time.

Rule #2 : Computers should not take too much time to load.

Rule #3 : Sick leaves should be made unlimited. ;)

Rule #4 : F.R.I.E.N.D.S. should never stop. There are ardent fans around the globe.

Rule #5 : Mangoes should grow all through the year.

Rule #6 : Unlimited luggage on flights. (This one is for you Naveen)

Rule #7 : When the course is your option, why not exams?

Rule #8 : There should be a time limit for every jean's usage.

Rule #9 : Cell phone bills should become extinct.

Rule #10 : Cute kids should remain kids.

Rule #11 : Short Messaging Services should be free on Post paid also! :'(

Rule #12 : People who make movies with loads of money but which ultimately turn out to be utter crap should be shot down!

Rule #13 : Every girl's dream of owning clothes she loves should be fulfilled (then and there!)
(I owe this one to the smartest WILLS shirt I've seen!)

Rule #14 : Adam, you find it funny that Eve loves chocolates and ice creams? Yes, we do. It's not a damn waste of iron and steel with lousy names! Yamaha?!? Well.. what's that?! Adam should stick to his comments and keep the crap bag closed! So shut up guys!!!

Rule #15 : Summer should be declared Deathbed time in Hyderabad. We smiling hard to check if the moisturizing cream is still on, we're stuck indoors cause the heat kills, we're waiting for electricity, we're paying much more for water - autos, the crappiest movies release this time so they can make the most out of a holiday season and our frustration grows. If there is one thing to be really happy about... clothes dry in minutes.. psst psst... @ night!!!!

Young & Free





What is this age? - Young & Free / Experimental Adolescence / Quest to find THE ONE person / Responsible Budding citizens / Spendthrift on oneself.

The past week I got back home not before 10pm everyday. One day I got out of work only at 12:15 am. I woke at 10am every morning and conveniently took a rickshaw to work. One day cabs came very late to pick me up from home. I was with a few friends and we stopped to have tender coconut and chatted as we reached work. It was the routine get to your desks with b'fast and start work. After work, a friend and I left to Lifestyle. We walked around the store waiting for the other one to complain of an aching leg. We left the store when they were closing and waited a half hour for frankies to take home. It was close to 10:30 by then and we were absolutely fine with the fact that we were so late.

I reached home and sank into my pillow and realized how late it had been and how easy I was about that. It had begun. The feeling that I have to give up everything once my parents get me married had begun. The fact that I could not wake whenever I wanted to had begun.

I remember a friend's status on Facebook - 'Just because we are seeing each other, does not mean we are a packaged deal.' My question is 'What if you are married? Aren't you a packaged deal then? Doesn't the 'I' become 'we'? Doesn't the name on the mail box change? Or sometimes doesn't the mail box change by itself? When you wanna make plans with your friends, can you decide without a phonecall? Don't you make compromises on dinner plans?' How much is it worth?

Is life not easier when you are so young and free? Change can be constant, but does that not require a change?

** I slept at 4am and walked into work at 11:30am. I was at the gym for 1.5 hours and bathed for 1 hour. I had very little work to do today and I'm blogging for about .5 hours. If I were a wife, I would have cleaned a house, vessels, complained about maids, run to the TV to see my fav songs about 10 times, answered the door a million times blah blah blah. I was going mad last night thinking of what all one has to give up. I slept for 3 hours and am all cranky now. **

04 March, 2009

Diagon alley!

Shilpa: i just wish there was a diagon ally
Pragi: :D
Shilpa: :)
Pragi: hahaha
i knowwww
Shilpa: lucky harry

03 March, 2009

Comfort zone

A known comfortable familiar face even in a snowstorm is a wonderful feeling. There is someone there, and you feel safe.

Last week was just that. Known faces, the comfort factor, the familiarity. No extra worried about losing myself in this place or facing people unknown.

My room was a mess, but I had no issues showing it to Aarti's parents. There was hardly any place to walk in the room with the extra mattress, but Shilpa and I managed a game of tabboo, 2 games of Scrabble and also something that looked like a pillow fight. The city was hot, really hot - yet we managed to go places and eat Mc Donalds and play in the auto like always. The ceremonies were long and non-stop, yet we managed to sit through them right in front watching Priya get married. The hall was noisy and loud, yet we managed to remember to call US during the wedding. The photographers were all crowded near the stage and yet we managed to find a bold spot to take OUR OWN pictures (loads of them!) My wallet was as usual out of change, yet with no seconds to waste Shilpi fished hers out to get change like always. The trains were late both days, but I patiently waited to receive the two of them which felt like receiving them at hostel gate when back from weekend. There were no tears and no drama, it was normal (though I was crying a river inside when they left!) All the auto rides were familiar, same places, same fights for who will sit the sunny side, different clothes though! If it was 'anna' there, it was 'bhaiyya' here! It was the similar feel of shopping for gifts, budget, low budget, no budget.

Loved the last week! Miss you guys! Loads! :D

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