Thursday, January 31, 2008

Small Things..!!!

You know how sometimes some things that u see make u feel all lighthearted and good abt the fact that life is not all that bad… things that draw an involuntary smile onto ur face…

I just witnessed a couple of instances that made me feel all happy and cheerful…

Yesterday night I had gone to the nearby restaurant to get dinner… I was waiting for my order when my eyes fell on this old couple having their dinner at a table nearby. And they were really old… past their 60’s definitely…!! It struck me as quite surprising that they had come out for dinner..! but what struck me even more than that was the love and the camaraderie that they shared still… the grandpa was having dosa and the grandma was having pulao … she leaned over to her husband and gave him a piece of paneer from her plate saying I know how much u like paneer and therefore you have it while her husband was protesting…!! It amazes me to see that kind of love still alive and the spark and twinkle in that grandma’s eyes when she saw her husband eating that piece of paneer that she gave him… what astonished me was the fact that they still took out time to come out for dinner as a couple and take an evening out for themselves… frankly I have not seen a lot of people who do that..!! it was really cute…

Today morning I was waiting for Kalyan to come and pick me up from our usual meeting point when I saw an auto standing nearby… there were 3 kids (1 boy and 2 small girls) and an old man in the auto…! Hyderabad in the early morning is really cold these days and this old man had wrapped his shawl around those 2 girls.. Cute girls.. Probably on their way to the school!! The whole sight was so striking … it drew an involuntary smile onto my face..!! Just the way that he had wrapped his shawl around those 2 kids spoke volumes by itself…It is heart-rending to see that kind of love on display…!!

It small things like this that just lightens your whole being and makes u feel good about yourself… I dunno for whatsoever reasons!!!...

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

What's the meaning of this?!!?!

I came across this quote on the net… and have been trying to figure out the meaning ever since…
I just don’t seem to get it…
Anyone care to enlighten me…. :-$

Put yourself in Hamlet's shoes. Suppose you were a prince and you came back from college to discover that your uncle had murdered your father and married your mother, and you fell in love with a beautiful girl and mistakenly murdered her father, and then she went crazy and drowned herself.
What would you do?
Go back for masters

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Being in the twenties - Worth a read...

This is one of the best forwards that i have received till date! I can just totally relate to it!! Read thru' it to find out for yourself...!!!


It is when you stop going along with the crowd and start realizing that there are many things about yourself that you didn't know and may not like. You start feeling insecure and wonder where you will be in a year or two, but then get scared because you barely know where you are now.

You start realizing that people are selfish and that, maybe, those friends that you thought you were so close to aren't exactly the greatest people you have ever met, and the people you have lost touch with are some of the most important ones. What you don't recognize is that they are realizing that too, and aren't really cold, catty, mean or insincere, but that they are as confused as you.

You look at your job... and it is not even close to what you thought you would be doing, or maybe you are looking for a job and realizing that you are going to have to start at the bottom and that scares you.

Your opinions have gotten stronger. You see what others are doing and find yourself judging more than usual because suddenly you realize that you have certain boundaries in your life and are constantly adding things to your list of what is acceptable and what isn't. One minute, you are insecure and then the next, secure.

You laugh and cry with the greatest force of your life. You feel alone and scared and confused. Suddenly, change is the enemy and you try and cling on to the past with dear life, but soon realize that the past is drifting further and further away, and there is nothing to do but stay where you are or move forward.

You get your heart broken and wonder how someone you loved could do such damage to you. Or you lie in bed and wonder why you can't meet anyone decent enough that you want to get to know better. Or maybe you love someone but love someone else too and cannot figure out why you're doing this because you know that you aren't a bad person. One night stands and random hook ups start to look cheap. You want to settle down for good because now all of a sudden that becomes top priority. Getting wasted and acting like an idiot starts to look pathetic.You begin to think a companion for life is better than a hundred in the shack and for once you would not mind standing tall for that special someone which otherwise you had never thought of until now.You go through the same emotions and questions over and over, and talk with your friends about the same topics because you cannot seem to make a decision. You worry about loans, money, the future and making a life for yourself... and while winning the race would be great, right now you'd just like to be a contender!

What you may not realize is that every one reading this relates to it. We are in our best of times and our worst of times, trying as hard as we can to figure this whole thing out.

Send this to your twenty-something friends... maybe it will help someone feel like they aren't alone in their state of confusion...

We call it the "Quarter-life Crisis." ;-)

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Purple Hats - Erma Bombeck

Let's All Wear Purple Hats!
In honor of women's history month and in memory of Erma Bombeck who lost her fight with cancer.
Here is an angel sent to watch over you.
Pass this on to women that you want watched over.

(written after she found out she was dying from cancer).

I would have gone to bed when I was sick instead of pretending the earth would go into a holding pattern if I weren't there for the day.
I would have burned the pink candle sculpted like a rose before it melted in storage.
I would have talked less and listened more.
I would have invited friends over to dinner even if the carpet was stained, or the sofa faded.
I would have eaten the popcorn in the 'good' living room and worried much less about the dirt when someone wanted to light a fire in the fireplace.
I would have taken the time to listen to my grandfather ramble about his youth.
I would have shared more of the responsibility carried by my husband.
I would never have insisted the car windows be rolled up on a summer day because my hair had just been teased and sprayed.
I would have sat on the lawn with my grass stains.
I would have cried and laughed less while watching television and more while watching life.
I would never have bought anything just because it was practical, wouldn't show soil, or was guaranteed to last a lifetime.
Instead of wishing away nine months of pregnancy, I'd have cherished every moment and realized that the wonderment growing inside me was the only chance in life to assist God in a miracle.
When my kids kissed me impetuously, I would never have said, "Later. Now go get washed up for dinner." There would have been more "I love you's." More "I'm sorry's."
But mostly, given another shot at life, I would seize every minute...look at it and really see it .. Live it .and never give it back.
Stop sweating the small stuff.
Don't worry about who doesn't like you, who has more, or who's doing what.
Instead, let's cherish the relationships we have with those who do love us.
Let's think about what God HAS blessed us with.
And what we are doing each day to promote ourselves mentally, physically, emotionally.
I hope you all have a blessed day.

Beautiful Women's Month
Age 3: She looks at herself and sees a Queen.
Age 8: She looks at herself and sees Cinderella.
Age 15: She looks at herself and sees an Ugly Sister (Mum I can't go to school looking like this!)
Age 20: She looks at herself and sees "too fat/too thin, too short/too tall, too straight/too curly"- but decides she's going out anyway.
Age 30: She looks at herself and sees "too fat/too thin, too short/too tall, too straight/too curly" - but decides she doesn't have time to fix it, so she's going out anyway.
Age 40: She looks at herself and sees "clean" and goes out anyway.
Age 50: She looks at herself and sees "I am" and goes wherever she wants to go.
Age 60: She looks at herself and reminds herself of all the people who can't even see themselves in the mirror anymore. Goes out and conquers the world.
Age 70: She looks at herself & sees wisdom, laughter and ability, goes out and enjoys life.
Age 80: Doesn't bother to look. Just puts on a purple hat and goes out to have fun with the world.

Send this to all the women you are grateful to have as friends.
Maybe we should all grab that purple hat earlier.
If you do send this on, something good will happen: you will boost another woman's self esteem.

Resolutions for New Year!?! or for LIFE :-)

Work hard at what you like to do and try to overcome all obstacles
Laugh at your mistakes and praise yourself for learning from them
Pick some flowers and appreciate the beauty of nature
Say hello to strangers and enjoy the people you know
Don't be afraid to show your emotions laughing and crying make you feel better
Love your friends and family with your entire being they are the most important part of your life
Feel the calmness on a quiet sunny day
Find a rainbow and live your world of dreams always remember life is better than it seems

There comes a time when you must stand alone.
You must feel confident enough within yourself to follow your own dreams.
You must be willing to make sacrifices.
You must be capable of changing and rearranging your priorities so that your final goal can be achieved.
Sometimes, familiarity and comfort need to be challenged.
There are times when you must take a few extra chances and create your own realities.
Be strong enough to at least try to make your life better.
Be confident enough that you won't settle for a compromise just to get by.
Appreciate yourself by allowing yourself the opportunities to grow, develop, and find your true sense of purpose in this life.
Don't stand in someone else's shadow when it's your sunlight that should lead the way.

Happy New Year :-)

Grahanam - A review!

It has been quite some time since I penned something on this blog, and even longer, since I wrote a movie review. But there is no good time ...