Wednesday, April 30, 2003

life's like that!

Am back from a two day trip to Bangalore which was relatively very uneventful except for the fact that I was made to realise time and over again that I have choosen a very second grade institute to continue my education!! No problem, I say.. life's like that! :)

And yes ofcourse, as per the explicit instructions left by my friend Luxmi, I will blog all about my experiences in Bangalore... nope let me start right from when the train started from Chennai.... It would make a really funny piece.... do wait for my update on that.

Coming up shortly VJ and her trip to the elite city- to be released on May 02, 2003 or sooner

Thursday, April 24, 2003

Yamaha Dragster

After Yamaha Libero, it seems like the company, Yamaha Motor India, is all set to launch a new bike in the Indian market. And this is not going to be any new bike but Yamaha Dragster which will be priced at a whooping 6 lakh! and thats is not all guys... its going to have a 1100 cc engine which is more than that of the cars, Santro and Zen! Amazing isn't it?and "The move is intended to spruce up the company’s brand image" qoutes a news release! For those of you interested, the biggest motorcycle in India, Bullet 500 cc, has only a 24 hp engine.

Wednesday, April 23, 2003

When things do not happen, make them happen

"When things do not happen, make them happen"- I was quite surprised to hear someone say this to me. Usually it is me who thinks along these lines and I do make sure my life is full at all times. But it seems as if nothing is happening and nothing is destined to happen either!!! I can not really balme it on the exams though I do miss them! I have a out of city trip coming right up in a couple of days and am not even a pinch excited about it! I'm in a void and nothing seems to distrub it!! And to imagine am going to sit at home the whole month of May, to say at the least it's very frightening :( Its not like I dont have things to do... I have got plenty but.......... Thinking about this and other similar phases like this in my life in the past, a picture of myself has slowly materialised in my mind. I am an addict- addicted to going out all the time! Can't bear to stay at home- can't endure life without having atleast two stimulating conversations with someone I like a day........ Wow even my writing has started reflecting the dullness prevalent in my life--- I have done something that will change all these though or atleast I hope it will... it is what I usually do when I get totally frustrated with myself- I got rid of it all!!!

No inspiration

I do not have any inspiration whatsoever - will not post for a few days!! :(

Tuesday, April 22, 2003

Monday, April 21, 2003

My site has got indexed!!!

Am so happy- My site has got indexed by Google, MSN, DMOZ and a whole lot of other search engines! Wow! Good news indeed!! I discovered this quite accidentally today when I was checking out my website traffic statistics and came across this visitor who had come to my site after searching for Women Chennai friends! Can't believe I turned up for such keywords... seems like I am looking out for more friends... No, not true! Don’t believe it!! :) (This is because of my article on having women friends by the way!) Hahaha...I would much rather prefer to make friends in the offline world! I have also been getting some new visitors to my site (thanks to my self-advertising mail to all my friends!!) before which I had only one dedicated visitor- none other than beloved friend luxmi !! Now what’s left is for you guys to do a search on any major search engine for me and visit my website and shower me with compliments! Am waiting guys!

Once again- don't forget my pathetic attempt at adding some user interaction- the "Comments" or the "Sign My Guestbook" feature!

Saturday, April 19, 2003

Again, new site design

Hey guys! Tell me how my new site design looks..?? Am very proud of it !! The amount of satisfaction a creative output gives you is immense, believe me! :)

Thursday, April 17, 2003

Having Women Friends

Men are hunters and Women are nurturers. Men go out into the fields and bring you the rice. Women sit at home and cook it for him.

But that is not what this article is going to be about- not the Mars Venus syndrome though I do have the compelling urge to write more on that. No, What am going to concentrate more on here is the quintessential thing that we all need- Friends- in particular female friends. I happened to come across an article on the net that was discussing exactly this and it made me sit up and think. Are girl friends as necessary for one as it was portrayed? Can I do without my girl friends? Why has it become so important for me to pick up the phone and call my girl friend atleast once in a while - even just to say a “Hi!” Why…? So many questions. I finally understood that the answer lies in a combination of biology, psychology, chemistry, anthropology, and of course friendshipology.

Having spent most of my formative years (high school, college…) in a predominantly women environment, I think I am qualified to write on this female bonding phenomenon. I have very strong bonds to three to four females including my best friends and my sister. I know the degree of my dependence on them- I can go without calling any of them for any period of time, I can put all of them completely out of my mind….. and I can just live through my entire life without having another girl friend but it wouldn’t be what exactly I call living!!

A day, two, three… at the most five- I can not stop myself from thinking of them for any reason. Its like I’m addicted to a drug, I go into withdrawal- I stare at the ceiling, I just sleep if I get bored, My entire productivity gets affected….nothing seems lively anymore……..its like I have lost my “boyfriend” or something!!

Delving into the depths of the female bonding mystery, we all know women are the comfort-providers. From our moms to sisters to friends- they have always been there just waiting to pick you up when you fall (It’s a little different with guys –they wait to catch you when you fall- thus not allowing to fall at all ! J ) and they will continue to be there but why? Because they are biologically programmed to seek and give comfort in times of stress. Its in their genes to view everything in this world as their small child at one point of time or another.

A clinical study says that when women are stressed, they bond and when men are stressed they withdraw!! Speaking from actual experience, having female friends that you can count greatly enhances your life. You know there is someone just a phone call away to hear the nonsense that you sprout from time to time. You know this person is not going to be bored (maybe irritated but not bored) if you talk about the things that your “boyfriend” told you even if you happen to be repeating it for the hundredth time! You know nothing that happens to you is going to be unbearable cos your female friends will always be there to share it with you! Women who have close female friends can cope with life better than those who don’t.

I have seen women who are forever frustrated with life, who always complain…… all these women have one thing in common- they don’t have a close female friend they talk to frequently. Of course, there is no way I can relate this bullheadedness to be unhappy to not having close female friends but it does seem to have a connection however remote it is!!

This article is turning out to be entirely pro-female friends so just to burst the bubble here are some anti- facts-

1) Women friends are and can be jealous or envious of everything that you have and they don’t- boyfriends, your new diamond earring, your brother, you name it!!!

2) Women pals, though are the most reliable emotionally, are totally unreliable when it comes to other things. They ditch you at the most unexpected moments- like when you need them to come to an interview with you and they peter out saying they have a function to attend….

3) You cant and are not allowed to look at their husbands, brothers and fathers!!Even though these guys maybe so your type!

4) Women friends have mothers and sometimes sisters. And these people don’t like you being friends!!

5) Women friends come with their own baggage! Maybe heavier than your own.

6) Women friends are possessive- not about you (you too) but with all their belongings. So better return their necklace the very next day after you use it!

7) Women pals can be nagging!! They wont allow you to sleep on a sunny afternoon, they wont allow you to dream about your guy…… they just want to go out!!

8) Women friends want and expect you to go shopping with them!

9) They may be more attractive and look better than you at times and grab all the male attention! Shit!

10) They will be your conscience- even if you don’t want to have one!

With due regards to all my female friends


Wednesday, April 16, 2003

I am an ENTP

I am an ENTP (My MBTI personality!!)- this is so very true..... I mean whatever/ whichever way I answer the questions, everytime the result is the same- Am an Extroverted Intuitive Thinking and Percieving type. Am most definetly not an introvert (not the kind who will be a wallflower - maybe a bee that flies all over but nope not a flower ! LOL!!) As far as the other three goes.... am that and more!!! To know more click the new About Me page I've added!! :)

Monday, April 14, 2003

Great News

Great News- and three at a time!!! My weblog has got listed in the DMOZ directory, my weblog also got approved to be listed on the Indian Bloggers WebRing and... well... Am satisfied with the design of my page!! :)

Sunday, April 13, 2003

Being a sales promotion girl!

In the past two days, I had the most singularly different experience in my life- being a sales promotion girl!! I never thought that I would one day stand in front of the departmental stores and convince people to buy things but thats exactly what it did and was it a new experience or what??!! Oh! Man...... believe me, its hard job- standing for hours together...... speaking till your voice goes hoarse......convincing the most reluctant people to buy a product that they dont really need.... ohwqdsdf!!!! What can I say....???!!! ;)

Nice and easy way to earn some much needed money indeed!!!

Thursday, April 10, 2003

A deep, tender, ineffable feeling

Love: A deep, tender, ineffable feeling of affection and solicitude toward a person, such as that arising from kinship, recognition of attractive qualities, or a sense of underlying oneness.

Sunday, April 6, 2003

Fast Forward in Time

Date: June 22, 2003
Place: Bangalore

It’s been exactly 20 days since college started. I remember that first day when I still had doubts about whether I have made the right choice. I guess I will always be like this in my life no matter how trivial the decisions are- always wondering if I had ignored a better destiny but then yes, I do believe whatever choices you make are the right ones- That’s sounds contradictory, doesn’t it? Well…… that’s what I learnt in the last few days - that HR can be contradictory!! Anyway I wish I had my Chennai friends here with me especially Lakshmi, Priyamvatha and Preethy. They would have really bolstered my confidence and man would we be having fun or what?!!

My life in Bangalore?? Where do I start? With the weather- yes, its real nice… cool ....pleasant and much more but I miss the Madras Summer- the days when I used to sit under the ceiling fan going full blast and sweat like a pig…..the days when we used to play cards in my terrace and try to sneak in and steal some mangoes from the neighbor’s tree!! Lakshmi was the most enthusiastic when it came to that :) !!! I wonder what Sriram is doing these days…. Sure his love affair is going strong but no communication from his side. I got a call from Lakshmi yesterday – it was really great -not her voice ( I mean that too) but the whole thing- hearing about her new job, about her parents attempt at getting her married and her attempt at rejecting each candidate cos he has a long nose (Lakshmi is rather particular about noses- I guess its got something to do with her perfect nose- a little titled upwards at the end- you know, like the petite heroines in the M&Bs.) or maybe he is not tall enough….. I’ve got to say one thing here… I will always take pride in rejecting her first prospect… Hahaha .. it feels real good!!!

Priyamvatha is going full blast… she has, for the first time in her life, got 4-5 guys calling her home each day (result of the time she spent at Indian Express impressing everyone, no doubt!!) and I hear she has come to the rather obvious conclusion that its not as great as she thought to have guy friends!!

Speaking of guy friends, Mr. Maddy is not to be seen these days.. I did get a call from his side just before I left Chennai but that’s that……. I am comforting myself with the fact that it takes time to catch the big fishes of the ocean!

I have made a new guy friend ….actually many… but one of them is really groovy…..all tall, handsome……. and DARK- just I like them….. but he’s got a girlfriend!! Shit! The others are ok too but…. :)

Well I’ve got to go now… don’t have much money with me…..I do miss my earning days !!!

Wednesday, April 2, 2003

The Anonymous Call

The call came at exactly 8:55 PM. The ringing of the phone seemed really loud not so much because of the instrument but rather because of the deadly quietness around. First ring.... trriiing….. Second rind.... trriiing…… Third Ring.... trriiing………The inert figure with its head elevated by a cushion on the floor had no choice but to run and pick up the phone. Why run, you ask? Well, you would too, if your phone had been dead quite from the morning and rings suddenly at 8:55 PM.

I wonder how some people still exist without a phone at home these days?

"Hello!" Silence

"Helllloooo" Silence

"Hellllllllllllllllooooooo??!!##??" Irritating silence -but a very curious one.

Suddenly noises in the background begin to register. Two female voices conversing to each other or to someone else who is being silent.

"Aunty, have you....Did you..... Kalpana, Vaishu......Ask them....!!!"

But still silence from the caller. I switched off my cordless hoping the call would get cut. 20 seconds and am not able to resist.... switching it on again....


Silence, background noises continue...


Silence...."$@#%"... "Miss Vaijayanthi?" finally a whisper from the other side.

The voice is male and seems very familiar- of a deep timbre, a baritone that sounds real sexy.......

"Hello" Silence again...

Knock, Knock... Someone is at my door!! Shit just when it was getting interesting! I switched off the cordless again and let my mom in. The smile simply refused to leave my lips. I had guessed who it was or rather decided who I want it to be and welll…. Am in seventh heaven! Smile :) Smile :) "What are you smiling about? Who was it on the phone?"- my mom. I can't hear anything except for the echo of the same voice/voices over the phone.

Smmmmmmmmmmmileeeeeeee :) I guess Love can do this to you!!! :)

Tuesday, April 1, 2003

How did the April Fool's Day came about?

In sixteenth-century France, the start of the new year was observed on April first. It was celebrated in much the same way as it is today with parties and dancing into the late hours of the night. Then in 1562, Pope Gregory introduced a new calendar for the Christian world, and the new year fell on January first. There were some people, however, who hadn't heard or didn't believe the change in the date, so they continued to celebrate New Year's Day on April first. Others played tricks on them and called them "April fools." They sent them on a "fool's errand" or tried to make them believe that something false was true. . Most April Fool jokes are in good fun and not meant to harm anyone. One really funny quote about this day is “The first of April is the day we remember what we are the other 364 days of the year - American humorist Mark Twain”.

Happy April Fool’s Day Guys!!