Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Tuned to 2008 ?


Countdown to 2008 has surely begun..

Time to evaluate the current year and to hope the best for the next year..!!


On a personal front, the convolution of body, mind and heart is surely in for 2008..

2007... Surely one of my best years ( though i often end up saying this every year :-D)..!

To comment better, let me recall the worst and best happenings of 2007 which caught my attention..


Picking the rosy stems first!

  1. India's win in the T-20 World Cup has surely added a lot of glory to the Indian Cricket...


  2. Sudoku championship 2007 by TOI in the first quarter brought lot of champions to limelight..
  3. The Sensex made history by crossing 20K points on oct 29, wondering what next!!

  4. Formula 1 moving out of Europe and India all set to host F1 in 2009...Good Luck..FORCE INDIA!!!!!

  5. The Indo-US nuclear deal signed to benefit both the nations and perhaps to the environment too!!

  6. Vodafone acquires Hutch-Essar, giving a boost to their world-wide network and India's telecom market.

  7. CNN honors heroes worldwide for their courageous acts which made a difference to millions of lives!

  8. Canon's SLR digicams sale touched 30 -million mark..A great achievement & truly deserving!!

  9. YouTube became the most popular free online video streaming service and how so many brands are successfully sold on it..

  10. Last but not the least, Om Shanti Om made quite big not only in Asia but in all the continents, thus uplifiting Bollywood's otherwise sagging spirits ..

The other side of the coin contrasts equally tragic though!


  1. Bob Woolmer's murder mystery surely highlights the victims of cricket betting!

  2. The Iraq War: The sad demise of humanity and how 5 -year old Yossif's face was savagely burnt by 3 policemen with gasoline..
  3. Earthquake disaster in Bangladesh, exposing humans as helpless entities in front of natural calamities..
  4. £26.5 million Northern Bank robbery in England, wondering whom to trust in this era..!
  5. Loss of an eminent personality in the field of literature: Sidney Sheldon , he died of pneumania.
  6. Maine couple charged with kidnapping their own daughter...racism being the motive behind this plot..!
  7. A significant fall of dollar led to serious imbalances in the US economy..wondering will it continue to fall ?
  8. The series of Bollywood flops in 2007 came as a huge shock for many !
  9. Series of famines in Africa, and the widespread sufferings and deaths they caused..
  10. On a funny note, Sachin Tendulkar missed so many centuries!
I would love if my blog readers share their ups and downs in 2007..!

Hoping 2008 brings out more of mavericks..
Quoting Laura Bush's statement..
"We may have commercialised the festival of lights "Xmas"..but not our values .."

Loads of good luck for the coming year°
Happy 2008!!

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

What makes you unique ~



Sorry for not actively blogging since a month..got busy with two books..

Ahha what post number do i see...75..
YES………this is true..I and my beautiful blog have shared 74 wonderful posts or shall i say 74 heart-rending moments, giving me a reason to celebrate my blog’s DIAMOND jubilee…Hurrah!!!!!

Robert Cialdine's INFLUENCE..has really left a mark on my mind..

Isn’t it that all of us are so alike..we think alike..we act alike ..we are born alike and in the end we die alike..!
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How blindly we love to follow our religion without even knowing its exact roots/\..
How we all love our parents from the core of our hearts ...
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And again it is we only who get so engrossed with our own lives, that we make them feel like strangers in their own house ..^
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How in our sub-conscious minds, we look for approval from society for our own spouse/boyfrd /galfrd..)
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How thoughtlessly we underestimate the person standing in front of us, and then later realize that he/she also did the same mistake as you….
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How happy we make our dear ones feel when we gift them from our first salary..
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How in our childhood days we all love to be a part of that renowned playing group, and to be able to snatch a sugarcane or two from that slow running tractor..
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How we used to keep our siblings occupied when we had to rehearse for our first dance competition/ declamation contest..

& as we start growing mature or old, don’t know what to say..we find it so hard to accept that I and not the other person could be wrong!

These HOWS are now echoing loudly in my mind….

Was watching yesterday “ WER WIRD MILLIONAR” on a German channel “RTL”..and it appeared to be an exact replica of “ KAUN BANEGA CROREPATI” on STAR PLUS..was wondering who copied whom!

One of my dear friends Ruchi, sent me a wonderful link once..
http://www.powerofattitudemovie.com/

It talks of attitude, and how it makes you different from the other..
Please pour in your ideas to help all understand this phenomenon better.

How much pain and pressure we can endure, differentiates us from our peers..
How much criticism we can positively take from others..

How much we want to amend our wrong doings..
How long we can hold to our moral values..
& how much paradigm shift we can experience in our own thoughts to overcome our mental barriers..

Last Diwali, when I met my family members, they asked me to reorder a bag having 6 abstract nouns, according to the priorities I have set in my life..

Carrier, Family, Friends, Hobbies, Money & Status..


The catch point is- all these 6 are mutually exclusive..
Then list them according to your priorities..
After customizing this abstract bag, I could somewhere feel an answer to my HOWS…how they make me unique and for that matter everybody unique..

How uniquely we all listen to our heart..

For Listening is an art…
Life becomes all the more pretty when we don’t just listen to our own heart…but from the core of our heart we absorb everything what another heart wants to say..

For your heart never beats for you..
It always beats for someone else…..

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Vocab Check !


An action -packed mail from one of my friends Ankur Gupta, made me a complete net-ad for the day..

He sent me this interesting link..
http://freerice.com/

A wonderful way to do a social service and at the same time benefiting to the under privileged..!
And above all it works as a vocab check too..
Unleash the fun with words and do let me know your scores ..
For me, it hovered around 19-27...
So,all you Reader's Digest vocab section "Points to Ponder" fanatics..
Here is another challenge for you..
Lets see how much you donate!

And you know, what is the best part..
With every correct answer, you donate 10 grains of rice..
I just donated 1120 grains of rice...isnt it cool..

Wish you oodles of good luck..

Kudos to the master mind behind this brilliant idea...
And many thanks to Ankur for sharing this link with all the "word" aficionados around the world who keep a desire to help the needy without spending much of their time..

And yah ..dont forget to share your scores..

Sunday, October 28, 2007

I've been tagged!!




1.Pick out a scar you have, and explain how you got it.
Got a tiny one last week on the right side of my face, while trying to cook smthing oily!!

2.What does your phone look like?
Haven't changed one for the last one year..Sony Ericsson W700i in shades of orange..I just love it!

3. What is on the walls of your bedroom?
A painting which i cld not decipher well, though it reminds me of a runner, who has lost one leg, but still striving hard to run..
It reminds me of the paintings by Picasso in Ludwig museum, Köln as well..
And the sweet little oil paintings i gifted to my grandmothers, when i was in 5th Std..

4. What is your current desktop picture?

Have gone quite religious after coming onsite..Lord Vishnu and Lordess Lakshmi in standing pose, blessing one and all!!
It is having the same pic since last 6 months..

5. Do you believe in gay marriage?
No, i don't.
I have always believed that marriage is the beginning of union of 2 souls and wld always like the previous old golden traditions to be followed forever and ever!

6. What do you want more than anything right now?
To be honest, i want a little more wisdom, so that i dont judge people impulsively, but rather like all souls on this earth..

7. What time were you born?
I was born at noon time in the month of October, the day i don't remember..but yes the date was my lucky 9.

8. Are your parents still together?
Yes, they are and wld luv to always see them tgther..Not a good question to be asked though ::#

9. Last person who made you cry?
Hmm..a strong girl you see..love myself a lot...being away from home, shed a tear or two last week, while missing my brother.

10. What is your favorite perfume/cologne ?
Not so fond of them..Don't remember last used..perhaps Lomani!

11. What kind of hair/eye color do you like in the opposite sex?
Never thought so deep!
Any color wld do, but it shd give friendly vibes"

12. What are you listening to?
I have been listening the songs of "Hum saath saath hain" by Ram Lakshman!
My favorites:
Mahre hiwda mein nache moor, tak thaiya thaiya!!
Maiya Yashoda, yeh tera Kanhaiya..
13. Do you get scared of the dark?
Yes, quite a lot, the bulbs in my rooms have to be frequently changed as they get fused faster!!

14. Do you like pain killers?
Don't like them much, but if pain is unavoidable, do take one otherwise my work can be hampered!

15. Are you too shy to ask someone out?
Hmm..don't like guys so easily...and fail to do things that i don't like!

16. If you could eat anything right now, what would it be?
Missing home..a proper food served at home.....with salad, lassi..curd..dal..rice....mangoes...

17. Who was the last person who made you mad?
Don't understand the question much..

19. Is someone in love with you?
Difficult to say..no proposals in the pipeline..))

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Discover your blogger type!!


cool..>


A funny quiz to know the kind of blogger you are!!
It says i am a socialite...))

Sunday, October 21, 2007

A new Blog has come up!!

After being away for 2 weeks from the blogging world, i have realised that it is just not possible to do away with certain hobbies!

Some of my friends were quite disappointed with my decision.
I gave a thought on starting another blog but with a different theme.
The engineering cult i developed in the 4 years of my college life motivated me to start a technical blog this time!

So, here i go with my new blog!!

http://techybeams.blogspot.com/

I target to enhance my knowledge by trying to figure out the logic driving so many happenings in this technical era!

Any comments, ideas to improve or topics that can be discussed, is surely welcomed!!

In addition to it I will post a quiz at the end, for the people who can flaunt their technical knowledge!!

Hope my new blogger friends will immensely enjoy exploring this new adventure of mine!!

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Life as it goes...!


Today when i look back, i find so many reasons to smile..
The most wonderful being my reunion with so many old frds of mine thru this magic tool "Orkut"...

My first onsite to Germany...n being able to admire Europe for its beauty n technology..

And probably the dearest to me, my blog finishing full 365 rounds around the sun today..

All these 69 posts being so dear to me, probably straight from my heart..and i will always cherish the wonderful frdship i felt with so many souls thru my blog..

With hits from almost all parts of the world, leaving Antarctica and other planets of course --)), i have immensely enjoyed my every moment in this vast Blogging world..

On my last Bday, i thought of starting it as a hobby...and now that my bday is just 3 days away..i realise that i have followed my hobby with lot of passion..
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I made some money as well with all the Google Ads coming on my blog.:.
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And as we say..life has to move on and on..today with a deep breath,
i post my last thoughts on my blog.....
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TO SET NEW TARGETS FOR THE COMING YEAR AHEAD....
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and hoping to follow them with the same zeal, i wish loads of Good Luck to all of my blogging frds..
I really want to thank each one of you for your immense love and support...
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Probably will always feel bad for not being to interact much with my blog's anonymous readers..
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I can be always reached at:
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I will miss my blogging frds so much..

Nadir's cricket updates,
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Amita's lovely quotes for the day,
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Soulmate's enriching experiences,
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Jasginder's marketing world's updates,
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The Jungle Mom's merciful acts,
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Amit's, Akash's and Karthik's deep thoughts,
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And probably much much more..
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These wonderful memories have been permanently saved in my heart..

As they say..
"A thing of beauty is a joy forever".
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I have always felt as if a beautiful fairy stays inside my blog..
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And what she taught me the most is that "Trust" is the key to live life happily..
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Trust not only the inner you..
But also the outer you..
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For then your life becomes really simple n beautiful..
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Probably the fact is that..
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I will love you my fairy even after i die..
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It can be described more lovingly by Katie Melua's heart-touching song:
Nine Million Bicycles...
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The fairy i saw one day..
In that polka dot frock..
With magic wand in her hand,
granting me every good thing i wished for, as i pass by...
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I have loved her in the beginning..
I will love her till the end...
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She may hardly feel my ocean of love..
But i will surely tell her..
She is my fst and last breath...
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I have miles to go today..
But i will surely be back one day...
For i am so incomplete without her,
as she loves me each and every day.........
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Oh My Fairy...
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I have loved you in the beginning..
I will love you till the end..
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Amen!!






Sunday, September 30, 2007

Bookmark )-(




I saw a lady reading a book and saving her page through a bookmark..

All of a sudden, i realised how much i have always loved to have them around..

My previous post on Interrupts hed been more on a destructive note..
But my love for bookmarks signifies my intrinsic luv for peace, creativity and a divine light in each one of us, like..

Interrupt is when you find yourself shaking in a earth slide..
But Bookmark is when you stop urself to ponder how will our mother earth survive..

Interrupt is when you find urself injured in a match of soccer.
Bookmark is when you try to push someone's wheel chair while still moving with one arm fractured..

Interrupt is feeling irritated with the constant noise of running vehicles on the ground floor.
Bookmark is like enjoying the serene air while climbing stairs for the 11th floor..

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.Interrupt is when a 10-year old kid has to look at the world thru his thick glasses..
Bookmark is when his father leaves no stone unturned to rekindle his lost faith to be a pilot...
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Interrupt is when you have to cook after every tiring day to quench ur hunger.
But bookmark is when you still feel the urge to share the food with someone who never had a chance to see this beautiful world..
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Monday, September 24, 2007

Interrupts...


The title suggests as if i want to explore somthing dealing with a terrific terminology in electronic engg "Interrupts" or smthing with its Big B "Semaphores"..

Well...i have really bugged myself with it in college days..so no more of it..
Rather more interested in its analogies in the real world, for almost every quarter of the day we find ourselves struggling on smthing not really planned for the day..

Like...

When you're running fast to catch ur train..
Your eyes blink seeing the open shoe lace!

When you switch on the vacuum cleaner to clean the dirty floor..
You suddenly realise that the air bag needs to be changed..

When you want to cook food for your hungry stomach...
You realise that the common salt is no longer visible in ur kitchen..

When you are in the middle of some imp work in office..
And all of a sudden you see cursing urself for forgetting ur friend's bday last weekend..

When you are preparing hard for your entrance test tomorrow..
And suddenly the electricity goes away for the complete night..

And the list is probably endless..

One of my frds read an interesting point somehwere.
He said we shd divide all the possible tasks in 4 quadrants..
This way the probability of forgetting tasks is highly reduced..

1 Important and Urgent
2. Urgent but not important
3. Important but not urgent
4. Not important and not urgent

Sounds good!
But i guess, sonner or later the interrupts get so pleasing to the soul..that you wld just luv their recurrence..

Like when you bend down to tie the lace,
You really want to thank God for all his grace...

With lace i remember my frd had sent a link to register in ..the VODAFONE DELHI HALF MARATHON 2007.........
I am gonna miss this, being out of my homeland :-((
http://vdhm.indiatimes.com/default1.cms

Life keeps on moving here and there, like the steering of the wheel..

I was reading the "chicken soup for the soul" and it left some indelible fingerprints on my mind:

Do i live a life that reflects my love for the things i like??

Do i understand the difference between being intelligent and being wise ??

Is the curiosity and quest inside me sufficient enough for me to rise ??

Do i really understand the value of the compliment given to my parents,
for being able to nurture thier children so bright??

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Probably..i dont know what to say...
But surely these thoughts catch my mind!!

Ending this post with Neil Diamond's song..

Girl, You'll be a Woman soon!
A lovely one!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57q3kq4FP2o

They never get tired of putting me down
And I'll never know when I come around
What I'm gonna find
Don't let them make up your mind.
Don't you know...

Girl, you'll be a woman soon,
Please, come take my hand
Girl, you'll be a woman soon,
Soon, you'll need a man

I've been misunderstood for all of my life
But what they're saying girl it cuts like a knife
"The boy's no good"
Well I've finally found what I'm a looking for
But if they get their chance they'll end it for sure
Surely would
Baby I've done all I could
Now it's up to you...

Girl, you'll be a woman soon,
Please, come take my hand
Girl, you'll be a woman soon,
Soon, you'll need a man...

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

The Budding Mind..























I am all rejuvenated after having a wonderful weekend with my family members in London..
Really amazing were the moments i spent with my cousin's 5 year old kid..

After meeting him, i realised that we shd never underestimate the power of small small tools..
How much there is to learn,
the sad part is we often fail to observe..


As we grow, we tend to become so much self centred...
The world ard starts revolving ard us only..


We hate to grow..
Thinking that we have already grown..


We fail to listen..
Thinking that only what we think makes sense..


We forget to love n hug..
Which is perhaps the easiest way to smoothen the stretched muscle..


And the worst..
We fail n forget to think.....
And in the process curse those who still attempt to think!


I thought of taking a small interview of my nephew, and his answers really surprised me:


Pooja: Why is night dark?
Ajinkya: Because all the dark clouds come up.

Pooja: Why do you eat food?
Ajinkya: To keep healthy.



Pooja:next question is..
Ajinkya: Let me ask you some questions now !!!!



Ajinkya: Why do we eat and drink?
Pooja: To enjoy life.



Ajinkya: Why do rabbits eat and drink?
Pooja: ( thinking what to say).. To keep healthy.

Ajinkya: To hop around as they like to hop around..



I guess it was half past nine:

Ajinkya: Bua, look at the other side of the window..

Can you see my room.

This is called reflection..´



For a moment, i felt so happy...So proud of him and his parents..who r really working hard helping their child grow..



No doubt, on an average we all have worked hard in our school days..

But did we really work thinking of smthing as creative as Archimedes principle..

We have become so good in cramming...and the logical part of the brain was often untouched..



I really wish to revive the thinking cells in me..

That make me feel good..

So that next time when i meet a child..

I just dont extract things from him..

But rather help him flourish in this universe so wide..



And the next time i visit a library..

I dont have to give a second thought

for any book meant for dummies,

dealing with the topics

i have already read

once or twice!

Thursday, September 13, 2007

You're Beautiful !

I found this lovely song in my frd's collection a day back..
And i just can't stop myself singing n listening this whenever i get time.....
I am so fascinated with this song that i dont even feel like packing my bag for london..My flight is just a few hours away and i have loads of office work to finish as well..

I have added this song in my playlist as well....
This post is dedicated to all the great souls who have at any point of time realised the beauty of a soul......
The intrinsic beauty of heart.....
The serenity of nature...

For the lyrics:
http://www.jamesblunt.com/songs/beautiful.html


My life is brilliant.
My love is pure.
I saw an angel.
Of that I'm sure.

You're beautiful.
You're beautiful.
You're beautiful, it's true.

I saw you face in a crowded place,
And I don't know what to do,'
Cause I'll never be with you.

And I don't think that I'll see her again,
But we shared a moment that will last till the end.

You're beautiful.
You're beautiful.
You're beautiful, it's true.

There must be an angel with a smile on her face,
When she thought up that I should be with you.
But it's time to face the truth,I will never be with you...


Sunday, September 09, 2007

I miss you Mom..


Yesterday, i visited Cologne with my new South Indian frds..Kavitha and Bindu..both from Banglore..

Somehow, till date i have liked almost everybody from Banglore..really want to be a part of this city's life for a long span!!

The trip was quite amazing..many factors contributing to it..fst being all gal's group...n all the excitement associated with the magic no. 3..


Like in my school days...It was KAP

...........Khayati Anu Pooja..pakki yaari..

College days

........... Shailly Dolly Polly.......Polly being me!!

Childhood days.......

Nidhi Neera Pooja........We 3 sisters...

Shrey Mummy Pooja...Mummy being the moderator when i n my brother fight..

Papa Nanaji Pooja.......group consisting of 3 gen..We 3 think so much alike..

Masti time with cousins........

Divya Shruti Pooja..

Garima Neeraj Pooja..

And the sweetest..

Smriti Nandy Pooja..My loveliest nieces..the apple of everybodys' eyes!!!


Coming back to Cologne.....we spent a lot of time at the Cathedral, Chocolate museum, Ludwig museum..and one antique shop..

After visiting Ludwig museum, i really felt blessed..a wonderful piece of art..

The place made me feel that either i shd leave everythng n join an art course or i shd really strive to do some wonders in my current occupation..
There is no fun living just a normal life..


Nowadays i am reading Mitch Albom's novel..." For one more Day"..
http://www.foronemoreday.com/

It beautifully describes the unending love of a mother for her son who has lost the battle in almost every sphere of life..A heartbroken guy who is not even invited to his own daughter's wedding..


How she comes back to earth to give a new meaning to his life..

Though i have just finished half of it..i really want to express my thanks to Mitch for presenting such a wonderful piece of fiction..

Here i go, with a poem..(my fst attempt with fiction though..)..in an attempt to decipher the magic of 3-letter word Mom..

When you climbed those steps to heaven..
With that red shawl n lipper so red..
I did not realise, i will miss you Mom...


Today when i want you to meet the love of my life,

I miss you Mom..


When i fall sick n all your herbal remedies i look for,

I miss you Mom..


When i wait unendingly for that special Birthday kiss,

I miss you Mom..


When i fail to cook tasty food for my father,

I miss you Mom..


When i fail to convince my smoking n drinking brother,

I miss you Mom..


When i see a new dress n think of all those lovely home-made dresses,

I miss you Mom..


When my siblings crave for the listening ear of their mother,

I miss you Mom..


When i shout at others n seek for forgiveness,

I miss you Mom..


When i take your hanky n soak it with my tears,

I miss you Mom..


When we all sit tghter at festival time n forget in between the deity's prayer,

I miss you Mom..


But when i close my eyes..

I find you being all around..


That same lovely face..

That same lovely smile..

and i find you so near..

That rangoli of love

made while wrapping joys in the form of tear..

filled with the love n respect for truth with no fear..


That makes me wish..

to carry forward this beautiful legacy..

with all my determination and a prayer..


For in each and every life of mine..

I wish you n only you to be my mother..


I love you Mom..





Tuesday, September 04, 2007

I never heard of "Haryana"



Today i waited for my train 20+ minutes both side..

And a very disappointing event happened..
I dropped by an Indian to ask him if he could understand the announcement in German, broadcasting the reason for train's delay..

Then as usual..Where are you from..
Stranger:I am from Tamil Nadu..
Are you from Punjab..
Pooja: No. I am from Haryana..

Stranger: I don't know Haryana..never heard of it..
Pooja(with anger on her face): You don't know one of the states of India..
Stranger(with blind confidence): I don't knoooooooooooow.........I am from Tamil Nadu..
Pooja: sign of utter disappointment..

I go back to my seat!!!!

What a sheer disappointment....
Well, i am also no better.....
Sometimes i also behave like a naive..
And sometimes..even i fail to improve even after a dozen reminders..

To quote one of them,,, when i keep on moving my hands to n fro while talking..
And this has really increased after i have started communicating with Germans..
When hands' moments remain the only easy way to communicate..

In India, i used to get so many reminders from my family members that this is surely not the right way..
But i never wanted to get rid of this bad habit.. as i cld not trace any reason for not doing it..

A few days back, my frd gave me a good logic..and i surely accept it..

When in ur sub-conscious mind, you find yourself short of words..you tend to use ur hands..
So the best way to control this habit is to improve your vocab..
Watch readers on BBC CNN..
Read more and more..

I surely take this advice ..the one with a logic..
And i hope i improve upon this...


Rather i feel, every small task that we do from brushing our teeth..to hugging our nephew niece..to attending a phone call..to cleaning utensils..to listening a song...to passing a smile..to cooking some tasty food.. everything shd be done with all our heart..there shd be no void inside or outside..
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From music i remember..

I have recently started liking one song a lot:

The boulevard of broken dreams: Green Day

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I walk a lonely road


The only one that I have ever known


Don't know where it goes


But it's home to me and I walk alone



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I walk this empty street


On the boulevard of broken dreams

Where the city sleeps


And I'm the only one and I walk alone


I walk alone I walk alone


I walk alone I walk a-[CHORUS:]
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My shadow's the only one that walks beside me


My shallow heart's the only thing that's beating


Sometimes I wish someone out there will find me


'Till then I walk alone
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I'm walking down the line


That divides me somewhere in my mind


On the border line of the edge


And where I walk alone..................


Monday, August 27, 2007

Have a Sparkling Birthday, Sunil Jiju!!!












With smiles so bright n looks full of cheer,

The mast gang is here screaming with full gear,


Dressed in shades of pink, saffron, choco n blue""

We have brought all the happpppppppiness just for you"""


A sweet German Frau "Pooja" saying: Alles Gute zum Geburtstag!!!

"Shrey" with Italian Pizza in one hand, whistling: Buon Compleanno!


All the lovely kids..Arnav, Nandy, Raaghav, Ashmit, Tanmay, Smriti..sing tgther


Happy bday to You.......

Happy Long life to you...

Where are the chocoloates Mammu/Mausu...????

Happy Bday to You....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=97V8DcbDOOs



Janamdin Mubarak ho Jijasaa..

Bhaiya ko Janam Diwas ke hardik ShubhKaamnayein..

Janamdin dee lakh lakh badhiyaan!!!

Janam Din ke dher saari Shubh Kammnayyein!!







Neera and Sunil..
like the 2 smiling red roses on 1 stem..

While she dreams Big n Beautiful...
You are surely her reason to blossom..

You fill her heart with love..
She fills your life with her charm n fragrance!!

All thanks to the great Parents..
Who brought on earth these lovely souls ..

We all adore you so much..
Hope the days ahead be full of warmth and love..

Hope this post brings out a lovely smile..
Which is as pure as the love of Jesus Christ!!!


Thank You Jiju, for giving me another chance..
To lit my lamp of imagination with full vigour..

For people as great as Henry J. Taylor say,
"Imagination is the priceless ingredient for a better day"..

Hoping you have all colors of joy..
The year ahead unveils success as you touch the sky..
With the music of hope running all the time high..





Here we are..
with a bouquet full of wishes straight from the heart,

Lots of success and happiness,
In each and everything you do,

Thats our good luck wish,
Just for both of you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!




!!!!!! HAPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPYYYYY BIRTHDAY !!!!!


























Friday, August 24, 2007

Mind Power





















The book i am reading nowadays, The secrets of mind power by Harry Lorayne emphasizes a lot on understanding human behavior..






Hope i too improve in this area!!!


Good luck!!


Quoting one imp line from the same book:


" If You Dislike People, You make Yourself Dislikable"


Sunday, August 19, 2007

Brussels - The Heart of Europe






















Last weekend, i visited Brussels, the capiltal of Belgium with my friends..

Oh! it was really lovely..a short and sweet trip..


The best part was that i met some wonderful people..my friend's friends..mast infy gang!!





It was a one day trip..and we had oodles of fun..


Started not so early..around 7 in the morning..

3 of our friends failed to catch the bus..

And we had a real tough time convincing the French driver to wait for our friends..


Unfortunately..he dint stop...The language problem became a real issue.--((

After that...we sang and sang........


Like me, Shanthi, Ashish and Subrot ( 2 newly found Oriya frds of mine) also like old hindi melodies...
and we sang and sang........

Like we use to do in our college days!!!




















Kahin door jab din dhal jayee!!
Saanjh ke dulhan badan churaye!!
chupke se aaye!!

Mere khayalon kein aangan mein..

Koi sapno ke deep jalaye!!


Kabhi yu hee jab huee oojhal saansen!
Bhar aaye bethe bethe jab yuh hee aankhen!

kab hi machalke, pyar se jhalke..
chue koi mujhe, par nazar naa aaye!!


kahin to yeh dil kahin mil nahin pate..

Kahin pe nikal aaye janmon ke naatein!

Dhani se uljhan, kare apna mann..


apna he hoke sahe dard paraye!

Dil jane mere saare bhed yeh ghare..


ho gaye kese mere sapne suhenre..

Yeh mere sapne..yahi to hai apne..
Mujhe juda naa honge..milke yeh saaye..




Kahin door jab din dhal jayee!!
Saanjh ke dulhan badan churaye!!
chupke se aaye!!



Mini -Europe refreshed all of the so far collected fundaas of Europe..
Took so many pics..
Atomium was also lovely..
Trams were really mini...
Return journey was also gr8 with ipods and old Hindi songs...
Had loads of fun..
Thank you Dinakar, Sandhya, Shanthi, Ashish, Sandeep, Shakeel and Subrot!!
Thank you to the little champ Rahul..
Thank you all!!


To know more about Mini-Europe, visit:
http://www.minieurope.com/en/index.html

Failed to cover Antwerp this time, the world's largest Diamond exchange centre!
http://www.timeout.com/travel/antwerp


Somehow maintained the tradition of buying smthing from the recently discovered city..This time a brown t-shirt..showing BRUSSELS in bold!
Want to end this somewhat scattered post with a lovely poem:
http://www.kididdles.com/lyrics/m003.html

Mary had a little lamb,
Little lamb, little lamb,
Mary had a little lamb,
Its fleece was white as snow

And everywhere that Mary went,
Mary went, Mary went,
Everywhere that Mary went
The lamb was sure to go

It followed her to school one day
School one day, school one day
It followed her to school one day
Which was against the rules.

It made the children laugh and play,
Laugh and play, laugh and play,
It made the children laugh and play
To see a lamb at school

And so the teacher turned it out,
Turned it out, turned it out,
And so the teacher turned it out,
But still it lingered near

And waited patiently about,
Patiently about, patiently about,
And waited patiently about
Till Mary did appear"

Why does the lamb love Mary so?"
Love Mary so? Love Mary so?"
Why does the lamb love Mary so?"
The eager children cry

"Why, Mary loves the lamb, you know."
Loves the lamb, you know, loves the lamb, you know"
Why, Mary loves the lamb, you know."
The teacher did reply

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Serendipity..















The magic of love and the mystery of destiny..






One of my friends gave me this movie yest!!




And i thought of watching it on a weekday. or to be precise weeknight only..Not sure though such a word exists or not!!


Intiially i thought that Sara is overacting..


What is the fuss abt sharing her details with somebody she feels, she likes soo much!!!




But then, slowly my interest started developing in this short n sweet movie!!!!




I am a libran, and they for sure like such sweet dramatic romantic twists...


So my dinner remained untouched..while i discovered how this great guy Jonathan along with his friend ..tried their best--searching here and there for a small clue.... just to have a glimpse of anything related to her crush Sara....




Really felt bad for the character Hally...


For she was so sweet and how much she liked Jonathan..


And how many times John lied to her that he also likes her..


But then this is the saddest part of life...




You may not like somebody who likes you from the core of his/her heart!!


No wonder, so many love triangles are made n broken almost every second...




This movie also depicts another beautiful aspect of life..that how a gal looks into a man's heart to find out if he really loves her..


If she really means the world to him..


If his "Yes" really means a yes..




But then....let a mystery remain a mystery...


because when the heart starts to unveil the love it has for the bud inside....


everything looks so pure and puerile..




Life's lessons are learnt this way..


Let the clock inside the heart keep on beating....


for if the feeling is pure...


your action can never be impure..




For nothing is more magical than this beautiful magic of love at first sight...




Friday, August 10, 2007

CRY...Child Relief and You!!




















I had donated a mere amount of INR 1200 last year.



And just checked my inbox after a gap..



I have received a thanks mail from CRY...
want to share it with all!!

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GET INVOLVED: http://www.cry.org/getinvolved/act.html

Dear Friend,
It has been a while since we, CRY and you, worked together, in support of child rights. The reason I write to you today is to share with you how some of the work we were involved in together, has now become a significant symbol of change. For us, at CRY, it is very encouraging to see how steadfast support can help the marginalized find their voice and walk towards a better tomorrow, one that will last forever.
Your support in the past has helped CRY - Child Rights and You to make choices that uphold children's rights; work with grassroots initiatives that question age old biases of caste and gender and include children and parents in decisions that affect their joint future. All this, to bring about a lasting change in the life of over 1.5 million children across 18 states in India, including Latur in Maharshtra.
A coummunity living in one of the most backward areas of Maharashtra, was in a constant struggle for survival. Little wonder then, the children in this part of Latur district were denied their basic rights to education, health and a normal childhood. They were forced to work to supplement the family income and to carry out household chores. CRY together with Kalapandari Magasvargiya and Adivasi Gramin Vikas Sanstha (KMAGVS) helped to change all that.
KMAGVS rightfully addressed the root causes - livelihood issues faced by parents and the state's apathy. Efforts were made to:
Help the community see the link between child rights violations and the larger issues of livelihood and traditional biases. CRY supported them in campaigns and programmes that mobilized the community, enabling awareness and state intervention.
Ensure every child's right to development, 100% education and access to health services across 65 villages.CRY therefore:
Helped in funding the non-formal education centres and the pre-primary centers that bridged the gap till formal state run schools could be started.
Facilitated training to ensure accountability and effectiveness of the programme.
Introduced KMAGVS to other like minded NGO's thus enabling the sharing of experiences, learnings and providing a platform to take local issues at the state and national level.
The results were no doubt encouraging.
Children were enrolled and encouraged to attend 5 newly activated government schools.
Grants were passed for 3 additional schools. 10 more teachers joined and 4 classrooms as well as toilets were constructed.
6 primary health centers were activated and all newborns immunized.
7 panchayats actively participated in a campaign against child labour.
All 65 villages were covered in a campaign against child marriage.
Collective farming has now been initiated to enhance the economic status.
Needless to say, we would not have been able to achieve much without your assistance. Yet, there are many communities in Maharashtra and India that need to see a future which upholds their dignity and holds a promise of change. We look forward to your steadfast support. Together, we can ensure that every child is restored the rights that we, as a society and the ones who elect the government owe him or her.
With faith and goodwill,Irwin FernandesRegional Director - West
p.s. For more information you can email Ms. Farida Topiwalla at http://in.f941.mail.yahoo.com/ym/Compose?To=cryinfo.mum@crymail.org or call her at (022) 23096222.
Please feel free to forward it to a friend. If they would like to receive it directly, they will have to register on our site.


This is just so lovely!
I want to donate more..
I want to do something meaningful in life..
And CRY is surely one of the Best platforms!!



Love You GOD!!!
Love you CRY!!!!!
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Their 'what you can do' column says:
Lastly,
Give a thought.
Give a shoulder.
Give anything you can to this movement for child rights.
And most of all give up your indifference.

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

The Ashley's Triangle /_\


























The title gives an impression about something
like a love triangle--or a maths problem..or smthing unknown...

Well...the reality is today in office, i was called to diagnose something...and the place was surrounded by a web of wires..after i placed my request for things one by one...

Soon, the place was given the name "The Ashley's Triangle" by one of the members there...
I m not sure though, he meant the same..Any pointers to discover this, please pour in..

Well, the word "diagnose" gives a vibe as if i am a doctor:-)))

Sounds funny, but yes, this is my new name here..
And hence my tasks here can be easily discovered...

I am supposed to fix a crash..bug...
I have also inserted some bugs earlier...
Everybody gets his or her share...and so i am facing this day..for some other's bugs though:::)))

Surprisingly..i have to take the corrupted equipments in a trolley to my lab...Just like patients are taken on a bed to the emergency ward..

Like every human operation, i also pray for my operation on the equipment to be successful..
And luckily dear GOD listens to my prayers also..

But there is a difference, unlike a doctor who is called before to take an appointment..i am immediately called to come and fix the patient...my equipment...

Just like a doctor moves with a stethoscope..i move with my set of tools...
And i just love to carry my tools..because all the patients are not in a state to reach the hospital..

And just like a doctor needs some more tools at the site...i also need some..most important being the laptop..
Then comes the parade..People are stuck here and there helping me..
The actual operation time is far less...

So here i am ...this time Mumma's Pooja....For she is our doctor in many ways...
So Mumma now 2 of your daughters are doctors..
One cures the real patients...
Other just cures the virtual ones...

And your 3rd daughter.....
She is the plethora of peace and wisdom..So when the EQ of the other 2 go down, she is always there to recharge them..))

Thank You Mumma...for helping me in reaching a destination where i can immensely enjoy...
Thank You Papa too!!
The fact is Mummy Papa are the better halves of each other...
So thanking just one works!!

LoveYou always..
Ur pooja

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

A Nail in the Fence


One of my best frds forwarded this story again in a mail..




And this is smthing we all know..but then..we all keep on creating situations where we fst put a nail..and then say sorry to take out that nail..

But the wall can never be the same´:-((
This is the deepest n saddest part of journey called life...

A word once gone is gone for ever..
The time lost is lost for ever..
An occasion gone is also gone..

So, next time i utter a word..got to be careful...
rather people like me shd be extra careful..

How many times i have hurt the people so close to me..
How many times i have hurt so many strangers by saying things i dint mean..
How many times i have degraded the value of my friendship with so many angels.....

All these moments are gone..for ever i guess.....
But still hope i really think

bfr i speak..
bfr i act..
bfr i feel bad for anyone..
bfr i degrade anyone.
bfr i approach someone with a prejudiced mindset...
bfr i feel someone has stopped loving me..

So ..here i am ...
all set for August...
he he today is 1-8-9----cool!!!
with a golden advice.......

No sorry..
No sympathy....

Gather all the lovely dew n enrich the day of urs as well as others......

Attaching Ruchi's mail....for it is full of Golden words°°


There once was a little boy who had a bad temper.
His Father gave him a bag of nailsand told him that every time he lost his
temper, he must hammer a nail into the back of the fence.
The first day the boy had driven 37 nails into the fence. Over the next few weeks, as he learned to control his anger, the number of nails hammered daily gradually dwindled down. He discovered it was easier to hold his temper than to
drive those nails into the fence.


Finally the ! day came when the boy didn't lose his temper at all. He told his father about it and the father suggested that the boy now pull out one nail for each day that he
was able to hold his temper.

The days passed and the young boy was finally able to tell his father that all the nails
were gone. The father took his son by the hand and led him to the fence He said, "You
have done well, my son, but look at the holes in the fence. The fence will never be
the same. When you say things in anger,they leave a scar just like this one. You can put
a knife in a man and draw it out.

It won't matter how many times you say "I'm
sorry", the wound is still there. A verbal
wound is as bad as a physical one.


Friends are very rare jewels, indeed. They
make you smile and encourage you to succeed.

They lend an ear, they share words of praise
and they always want to open their hearts to us."



YOU ARE MY FRIEND AND I AM HONORED!

Please forgive me if I have ever left a hole.

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Pinging or Bringing Networks to Life..))



















When "People Networks" merge with "Technology networks" resultant is

NOKIA SIEMENS NETWORKS



Together they are combining communities.

Connecting 5 Billion people!!

Innovations that make a difference!

Passionate.Pragmatic.Pioneering. ...


IP convergence.
Environmental performance..
and much much more ........................&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&.......................


Truly!!
A new kind of company, for a new era!!...

great!
Every telecom company is wonderful..
Mine is Aricent..
Aricent is wonderful..

GOD could not have given me better...This is surely the BEST year till date..
And i hope i say the same next year..


Why..well thats again easy to make out...
But what is not so easy to make out.....
Why i hope someone else says the same next year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!..

hahahaahahahahahahahaahaha!!!!!!!!!
Thanks Aricent..

Hope the innovation n satisfaction of Aricent employees remains at the peak!!!
Good day"

Monday, July 30, 2007

Imagine Life Without...





















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Can't imagine life without Education...
For this is a must for salvation...

Can't imagine life without a friend
For you can't learn to share until you have a friend

Can't imagine life without the freedom to think and act
For all the magnanimous acts till date, have a great mind at work


Can't imagine life without love..
For even a loss is counted as being won only in love..

Can't imagine life without music and prayer.
For it relaxes your mind like none other..

And last but not the least...
Can't imagine life without pure water, rich soil and oxy rich air
For this is the least we can think of when in despair..


So lets make a pledge..

To help atleast one seed grow a year..
To help a friend in his times of fear..
To be the voice everyone loves to hear..

For God sent you on this earth..
To make every moment
full of love, hope and prayer!

Amen!!

Monday, July 23, 2007

Maiya mori, Mai nahin Maakhan Khayo!!















A friend of mine recently gifted me some bhajans..
and i have been listening to them all thru my weekend..





and one of them has surely touched my soul...
Oh maiya mori ...
oh maiya mori.......
mai nahin maakhan khayo!!


GOD has created so many beautiful relationships on this earth...

and one of the most auspicious n loveliest being the relationship between a mother and a son..







This Bhajan has been sung by many..and i have recently heard it in Anup Jalota's voice..
And i am all thrilled to hear his voice again and again...))

and this song is just so heart rending..



Had read Swami Vivekanad's teachings once, which emphasized that mother is the most sacred form of God and should be served with utmost respect and care.



This song depicts the beautiful relationship between Lord of the Lords, Lord Krishna in his childhood and his mother Maiya Yashoda!!

How naughty Bal Gopal is trying to hide that he has not consumed Maakhan..



Oh Maiya mori main nahin maakhan khaayo!!



Emotionally blackmailing his mother..telling her that you dont consider me ur part..and hence punishing me...Bringing tears in her eyes..and her maiya agreeing...


Oh Kanhaiya more, Tain nahin maakhan khaayo!!

and finally seeing..that mother is all set to forgive me..so accepts that He only ate Maakhan!!


Oh Maiya mori, mene hee maakhan khayo!!!





visit the link, to see the lyrics!!

http://alfaazh.tripod.com/songs/maiyamori.html


Maiya Mori Maein Nahin Maakhan Khayo
Kahat Sunat Mein Aakar Kaahe Jhootha Dosh Lagayo
Ri Maiya Mori Maein Nahin Maakhan Khayo


Yamuna Ke Tat Par Gwal Bal Sang Char Sahar Maein Khela
Gaiya Charavat Bansi Bajavat Sanj Ki Bela
Bhook Lagi To Daudat Daudat Seedha Maein Ghar Aayo
Maiya Mori...


Na Koi Maine Matki Phodi Na Koi Ki Hai Chori
Jaan Liya Kyon Mujhko Jhootha Toone Maiya Mori
Apne Ang Ko Kaise Samjha Toone Aaj Parayo
Maiya Mori...


Mein To Baba Nand Ke Lala Kaahe Chor Kahaun
Apne Ghar Mein Kaun Kami Jo Bahar Makhan Khaun


Baat Suni To Mata Yashoda Hanskar Kanth Lagayo
Phir Boli - Tu Nahin Makhan Khayo
Re Krishna More, Tu Nahin Makhan Khayo!!!!
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