Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Monday, October 26, 2009
i belong to the latter category. i still remember the days back in school when i couldn't even sleep the night before my b'day due to the excitment. but then as time passed i realised that my b'day was also the day i was off mood the most. maybe this was because i expected way too much on this day. as i grew older, i learnt not to be excited about my b'day and so i started enjoying this day better.
one more b'day just passed by. it was yesterday, the 25th of october. well this time i knew the celebrations would be more than usual. ofcouse during PG days, people tend to celebrate more.
the celebrations started two weeks prior to my b'day. my friends bought me a chocalate cake(knowing my love for it) and they threw a suprise party. this was in kodaikanal where we went for our excurtion. they smearged cream all over my face and hair. and this took more than two days to go!
then came the BIG DAY! all my hostel mates were missing frm 10 p.m the previous night. all except one, who shares my b'day. we were shut out from the room and we wandered like forsaken kids. when the clock struck 12, dey dragged us into a dark room, suddenly switched on the lights and there we saw a wonderful cake, handmade cards and b'day hats, balloon filled room and a cute snow white teddy!
when i reached home, mom redesigned the entire room for my b'day. she made a colour theme of red and yellow- curtains, flowers, bags were all of that theme. and i also got a bunch of gifts like bag, top, wallet, chain....
the day came to an end. i was contend about everything. many unexpected people wished me, my friends send me their greetings, it was all a great day!
the next day,ie. today i came to college to see a set of friends wishing me. when i thought that it was all over, my best friends gifted me with a funky fast track watch. i was so so suprised with their generosity.
then my whole class cut a cake for my friend and me. yet another delicious chocalate cake....yuummmm!!!!we cut it and then we saw an emty plate. jone in a blink of an eye!
that is when the next thunder hit me. my best friend gifted me with something no friend would ever give. it was a MOBILE!
i could no longer take it. i burst into tears. this was truely the most memorable b'day ive had in my 21 years!(oops!did i just reveal my age?:O)
i loved it not because of the gifts i was showered upon, but the effort and love all my dear ones put into this to make my b'day so special.
this blog is dedicated to my dearest of dear ones. thankyou so much for all you have done for me. luv ya loads!muaah!!!
Sunday, August 30, 2009
but let me talk about the other side of the coin. i strongly believe that there is nothing wrong in being a non- vegetarian.
here are a few reasons which would support my point.
aren't plants too living beings? they too have feelings. they too have pain. if you are so considerate, then stop eating plants too.
some creatures are herbivores(eg. deer)
some creatures are carnivores(eg. lion)
while some others are omnivores. and the typical example is man. now that is the cycle of nature. a perfect combination has to be there in this world to strike a balance.
if nature wants us to eat both plants and animals, why should we create such a hungamma?
in the Bible there is a story where Peter sees a vision in which all animals of the earth are brought down and then God tells Peter "Peter, kill and eat. for none of God's creation is unclean"
now if God himself does not have a problem, who does?
learn to strike a balance. eating to fill your stomach is not a sin. but killing for sport until the point where it gets extinct, well, that is something which need to be controlled!
Monday, August 3, 2009
well, i would say, its not the time but the motivation we get from within.
and when this motivation is given by one of the best trainers in India, its even better.
the past 3 days has changed the lives of 75 students in some way or the other.
we had a very very inspirational speaker. he is a faculty of IIM, chief mentor there and also trains IAS, IPS and IFS officers. he is MR. Vijay Menon.
one thing i was truly impressed was with his public speaking skills. the way he conveys his ideas, the power and confidence with which he says things and of course his vocabulary. well in many instances, i really wished i had i a dictionary with me.
this blog is not to describe his merits. i would like to share a few of his great thoughts which really had an impact on me.
one very important thing he said was- BE ORIGINAL. you might want to please the world, be popular and accepted. the more you try to fake, the more you will be dissatisfied with your life.
always remember this phrase, "life is a echo, you get back what you give". never expect the world to do something for you. you do your part and the rest will follow.
here is a really inspiring example. if you try to catch your shadow, you will always chase and never catch. but if you face the light, the shadow will come behind you.
this is true in all aspects of life.
and finally one the last day came the cream of all sayings and examples. it goes like this
"for the world you are somebody, but for somebody you are everybody"
this is the basic purpose of life. the reason we live and want to live.
Friday, July 10, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
oberon mall- the first full fledged mall in kochi. its actually quite good. its big, it has almost all the good brands in india, a fun filled game station and a multiplex and scary house are on its way.
today my two good friends and i went there. well,ofcourse we have to be loyal to the student community which we belong to. thus we went into the mall with bare minimum money and with absolutely no intention to buy anything! however this dint stop us from entering every single shop and enquiring about the price. we talked with such confidence that seemed like we would buy the entire showroom!the salesmen were all very excited. but ofcourse in the end we would smile at them and say "thankyou" and just walk out. oh!how their expression would change...lol
and then we went into the gaming station and looked at all the games. for some time we watched other playing. but soon we were also tempted by then. though we had decided not to open our wallets, we changed our minds(or was about to). that's when my friend said "wait,let me see if i can get a card for free". we were like "ya, right!". but soon he did come with a demo card from a friend of his and we had a jolly time! just before we would be literally thrown out, we came out ourselves!
ok, by this time,after nearly 2 hours of walking around the mall and exerting a lot of energy on window shopping- we were TIRED! and thus we entered the food court. ok, well, here we had no chance of window shopping. and so we decided to buy something to fill our stomachs. after around half an hour of hot debate on what to buy, we finally decided on half a grilled chicken for the three of us.
after 20 minutes: our grilled chicken arrived. it was not cut. we looked at it for some time. it had an expression of "are the three of you gonna eat me?". we started on our mission. initially we were very dignified and started on one corner- using a knife and fork.
slowly my other friend took a fork and started poking on it. we were like "what are you doing?" and she was like " I'm trying to get something into my mouth" . we saw her pitiful condition and gave up even our efforts with a knife and fork and worked our way with our fingers. we insisted her to do the same but she refused to touch the chicken with her fingers. thus the two of us tore the chicken part. one leg one side,the other leg somewhere else, the flesh all over the place. we had to eat in between this and also stuff food into our friends mouth(the one who suddenly refuses to use her fingers).
it took nearly half an hour to finish our task. i feel it took us more energy to eat the chicken than to window shop!whew! but our mission was accomplished. our stomachs were full.
however- the state of the chicken(i wouldn't call it a chicken now. its just a few bones here and there.) was quite miserable.we had just one prayer at that time - that no one whom we knew would pass by that way!and if the spirit of the real chicken was somewhere there, it would have tried committing suicide. that's for sure!
oh Chicky, please forgive us!we were really hungry.that's why!;)
Saturday, March 28, 2009
last year when this was observed, 6 crore people participated.this year the number is sure to go up. thanks to the media for that!
we have so many such days- mothers day, fathers day, friendship day, teachers day, valentines day...
we always ask ourselves, do we need these days to love our parents, teachers, friends or lovers?same is the case with earth day.let us save electricity not just on one day.
turn off unwanted lights and fans, switch off the refrigerator for an hour or so. do the tiny little things that can save electricity.
trust me, its not just going to reduce global warming, its also going to save you a hell lot of money!