13 May, 2009

One more dance?

Choosing a song... mixing more songs... choreographing the dance...hunting for a tape... a cassette... a CD... designing a costume... getting accessories ready... Standing back stage to realize a missing tape... re-recording the whole song with the VARIOUS mixes and breaks... dancing with a mad amount of energy till u think u need some water... running upstairs to make sure the other friends are also having a good time... running back not to miss the last songs form the DJ... pleading the wardens for ONE MORE DANCE before it becomes 11pm... dancing in circles with totally unknown faces... waking the next morning with the worst hangover though u weren't drunk... hunting for b'fast at lunch time... getting together just to talk about how things went... meeting again to see the pictures taken in all chaos... dancing within the rooms cause u don't want to let go of the LAST dance practice u will EVER have together... asking for costumes back for another one month till u gets ur stuff... laughing out loud about who fell where and how and tore their pants for hours... meeting these faces during b'fast, lunch and dinner and saying the most casual Hi's...

...if I were to do it ALL over again, I would.

08 May, 2009

MY 21

My 21 people.


1.Naveen Murugesan
2.Hari Saran
3.Padhu Shanmugam
4.Cynthia
5.Pranav Sai
6.Shilpa Govindan
7.Cleopatra
8.Apoorva Balasubramaniam
9.Aarti Ramanathan
10.Keerthana Prakash
11.Ramraj R
12.Jithu Natarajan
13.Arvind Dink
14.Nithya Lakshmi
15.Vishnu Priya
16.Ramya Reddy
17.Monica Rathi
18.Sonal Bothra
19.Suhirtha Viswanathan
20.Nagu Palaniappan
21.Sindu Meena



1. How did you meet 18?
Same College


2. What would you have done if you had never met 9?
Hmmm... probably never learned how to 'Take things slowly' this early

3. What would you do if you ever dated 5?
The fact being he is my little brother, I would be running the risk of people calling me )(*&^%#$%^&*()

4. Have you ever seen 17 cry?
Nope (Hope not!)

5. Would 4 and 16 make a good couple?
Nope, they are both straight.

6. Describe 21
My noisy lovable junior

7.Do you like 13?
Of course, my most adorable friend.

8. When was the last time you talked to 19?
Her birthday :D

9. Would you ever date 1?
Cannot hurt to say I considered it once upon a time. But no, would not.

10. Where does 15 live?
Coimbatore

11. What is the best thing about 7?
Straight forwardness.

12.Describe 5 in one word.
Sweetheart. My lil brother.

13.Is 7 pretty?
I would say handsome.

15. What was your first impression of 20?
Timid and noisy (at the same time)

16. How did you meet 2?
My bullying classmate form high school.

17. Is 1 your best friend?
Yes, and that's why he is number 1.

18. Have you seen 6 in the last one month?
Nope :(


19. When was the last time you saw 16
About 3 months

20. Have you been to 9's house?
hmm.. No. But her room no.9 - Yes!


21. When is the next time you'll see 10?
If the trip plan works, soon.

22. Do you know a secret about 8?

YESSSSSS. Now my head is screaming to tell someone.

23. Describe the relationship between 21 and 19.
Senior and junior form school. Best friends.

24. What is your friendship like with 18?
I pay for her pani puri and bhal puri from monica's wallet and then I help her finish it.

25. Have you ever danced with 6?
Yea!

26. How long have you known 13?
7 years

27. Does 7 have a boyfriend/girlfriend?
Nope, I do know she is interested in someone.

28. Have you ever wanted to punch 17 in the face?
Oh YEAH!

29. Has 12 met your mother?
Nope, but he will soon.

30 . How did you meet 16?
College

31. Have you travelled anywhere with 15?
yeah many times.

32. If you gave 3 $100 what would they spend it on?
He will never take money from me. And I will never give him any.

33. What is your best memory of 11?
EVERY Phonecall.

34. What is the best thing about 14?
Her Patience.

35. Could you ever fall in love with 2?
Hahaha no!

05 May, 2009

Accused Ever?

Yesterday was like a 'I ate a bitter fruit' day. A good friend accused me of condemning her religious ways and methods. Yes. Phew! To hear it from her was soooo very uncomfortable and to even continue the conversation and make things clear was worse.

Having lived with people from different castes and religions for over 17 years now, I know the perfect amount of religious talk one can have with another. But I would not do that either. I would never start a religious topic, I might continue someone else s.

The maximum I have contributed to someone's religious talk is when I asked my friend Cynthia how a mariamman festival in her place works. And that was a looonnng night.

From this incident, I learned one thing. However comfortable you are with someone, just don't give them the slightest clue that you are not in favor of some things they do. And stop making practical jokes on them, they will never appreciate them, or if they feel bad - there is no way you will come out good even if you know you weren't wrong.

ok now ditch it, its just another bullshit day.

04 May, 2009

Growing up in the 90s!

Statistics about my computer usage will say I spend 1 out of 5 minutes on Facebook. Hehe! Ask me and I will say I'm doing nothing on FB! I came across something while I was doing nothing. It was a community of those kids who grew in India in the 90s. I read through the list and all I could do was smile. It was like a list of things in my life. I've just copied the whole thing below and removed those I haven't been a pat of!



2) Cricket is almost a religion for you, and you idolize at least one of Kapil Dev/Rahul Dravid/Sachin Tendulkar/Saurav Ganguly - Sachin Tendulkar!

3) You have read at least some Chacha Chaudhary or Tinkle comics - My dad saw me buy it on the train once and he subscribed for Champak, Gokulam and Tinkle!

7) You watched Cartoon Network, and then the late night movies on TNT that came after Cartoon Network ended. - Yes! I remember watching Popeye show and wished it never ended when the TNT network started.


11) A visit to Hot Breads used to mean a special treat - Remember how my parents bought me stuff from Hot Breads Ooty every weekend.


15) You have played ‘Uma Joshi’ more times than you can remember. - My mother she toldme a 50 years ago...

17) Much of your free time in school was spent playing UNO. - and battleship, seven stones

18) You collected trump cards of wrestlers, cricketers, and airplanes, and did not quite understand why your younger siblings were obsessed with Pokemon and the other Japanese trends that followed. - I wonder even now! Pikachoo!

19) Your summer vacations were often synonymous with visiting your grandparents - Coimbatore!!!

21) Bole mere lips, I love uncle Chips! - And the free pen they gave along with that!

22) You know the song ‘Made in India’ by Alisha Chinoi - Hahaha!!

27) You couldn’t wait to start 4th/6th standard so you could start writing with PENS instead of with pencils! - OOHH Yes! I bought 2 bottles of ink to make sure my familt thought I was studying hard!

28) You often use terms and phrases like ‘kutti’, ‘abba’, ‘same to you, back to you, with no returns’, and ‘shame shame, puppy shame, all the donkeys know your name. - I use them even now!

33) You remember the Orissa cyclone, even though you didn’t know what a cyclone was. - God yes, we went around the block and collected t shirts to send to the affected there.


34) You remember the Gujarat earthquake very clearly and could possibly tell everyone EXACTLY what you were doing when the earthquake occurred (yes, this happened in 2001, January 26, 2001)

39) Captain Planet was your first introduction to environmental consciousness. - He's the hero, he will bring pollution down to zero! GOOO PLANET!!!

41) You have had endless packets of Parle Gluco G biscuits, and of Brittania Little Hearts biscuits. - I do still!

42) You loved licking off the cream from the centre of Bourbon biscuits. - Still!!

43) There were no Nike, Reebok, Adidas, Puma- Bata and Liberty was the way to go for your sports shoes. - Nay, I used only NIKE - Did i mention my dad still spoils me?

44) You have probably consumed more Frooti in your lifetime than there is oil in Iraq. - Also, Jumpin!

52) You thought Mario and Tetris were the coolest things ever invented, especially if you were a boy. - Why, I played Mario and Claw all my child hood!

64) You remember the Nirma girl.

65) You remember the 'doodh doodh' ad and also the 'roz khao andey' ads. - Dhoodh dhoodh dhoodh hai wonderful!

66) You grew up reading, if you read at all, some or all of Nancy Drews, Enid Blyton books, Hardy Boys, Babysitters Club, Animorphs, Goosebumps, Sweet Valley series, Judy Blumes, and Tintin, or Archie comics. Because naturally, reading foreign authors made you much cooler than reading Tinkle. - Haha! Hell yes!

67) Towards the late 90s (1998-99) at least some of us started our Harry Potter obsessions! - I did!

71) Maggi 2 Minute Noodles = ultimate snack (and tiffin, lunch, dinner)!

This was soo much fun! :)

03 May, 2009

Marriage Market

Market : A place where buyers and sellers meet for buying and selling stocks or commodities

Define Marriage Market : ?

02 May, 2009

Wake me up.

It's already been a year?! I still remember how I almost cried watching the finals last year. Oh ya. Its about IPL. Non interested? Well.. I'm like that now. My face looks so troubled now. I'm actually worried I'm not following the biggest international business deals. ;) I cried after the finals last year. I was mad, I was leaving work early to watch the matches. I was feeling bad I missed 2 matches cause I was shifting homes, sorry HOUSES.

This time all I know is SRK has done a remix version of Korbo Lorbo and Shilpa has danced for her Halla bol. How much have I been sleeping. I heard that it was to be held in South Africa and then I dozed off to wake up and hear Jay shout at Venugopal when Deccan Chargers lost to the Daredevils.

I was so jealous of Padhu & Co when they caught the closing ceremony of the IPL last year in Mumbai. I was also saving up to watch it if it happened in India. then that went to hell, so I guess I decided not to be bothered and slept.

Today I caught a match at KFC with a friend and a bucket :D Rajasthan and Deccan. We were both meeting to make each other feel better about how the rest of our friends were either in Bangalore or Mumbai or Goa! We were faithfully following the league and this time we both ended up with oily chicken and unknown knowledge about the league. We decided we would just cheer for every boundary and at the end just scream for whoever wins. RR were batting so they got all our claps and cheers.

We were through with our first plate of hot wings, then we went for the bucket and then we with our sundaes when RR won. We screamed (the most fake cheer that went 'WOO HOO') Almost every face looked.. no stared at us. Then we realised... OOOHHHH, we're in Hyderabad. We had to support Deccan. Looking like imps, we walked out of KFC laughing out loud.

Someone lemme know when the finals are please!

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