Friday, May 27, 2005

Bangalore shivers!

The past few days has been like none other I have seen in Bangalore in the last two years. Dot seven, it starts raining and its not just your "I came to touch you" rain but "I came to bang you!!" rain! :)) On one day, it even rained ice pellets! But the most terrible thing is ofcourse the trees shedding their branches and uprooting like there is no tomorrow. I'm sure more than a 100 trees would have fallen in Bangalore in this 'heavy shower' bout.

I remember a friend saying that Bangalore and its residents are perfectly safe unlike Chennai! U can imagine my blood flowing to that! There is no tsunami threat, its not an earthquake prone area and there are no volcanoes around! Yep, right its perfectly safe. Except for the trees falling!

You would practically get no warning that our immovable friends are going to move big time! And Bang went that car! And the man inside! Ok jokes apart, many cars have been smashed in the past few days and I believe we even lost one of our human friends.


Here are few trees that fell today!

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Car crushed!

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Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Friday, May 20, 2005

Look, what I discovered!

I was on an ego search this morning and lo, what do I find? Blogshares!

"BlogShares is a fantasy stock market where weblogs are the companies. Players invest fictional dollars on shares in blogs. Blogs are valued by their incoming links and add value to other blogs by linking to them. Prices can go up or down based on trading and the underlying value of the blog."

Interesting, very interesting! BTW, my entire company (that is, my blog!) is valued at B$3,379.06 and each of its share is worth a fictional B$.49! Hahaha!

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

A Moment Alone, A lifetime together

A Moment Alone

All I want is a moment alone, A time to see inside myself
Away from the world, and away from love too, away from my thoughts
Lying down, with eyes closed, sleep and tiredness far away
I want to be. Just a moment alone.

A lifetime together

Every moment you are alone, you leave me alone
Every moment you want to go away, you leave me vulnerable to face the big world alone
What do you want from solitude???
You may stay away from your thoughts, but how will you escape from my thoughts??

All I want is a little magic

One day, I passed by a pond
And heard a fish sing
Curious, I looked and indeed it was a fish
But I couldn't let myself believe what I heard
So instead I scoffed at the idea and turned away

Another day, I looked up the sky
And saw a heron fly
Smiling, I thought nothing new
And gazed back down
Doing so I missed seeing the heron smiling back down at me

Yet another day, a cool autumn evening, I took a walk
And saw little flowers blooming all over
Delighted, I touched one and wondered at its brightness
And ignored the little weed whistling right next
I didn't realise it wanted a little of my attention too

The Wind, the Sun and the Moon I believe
And the Earth too, for it feeds me
Blissful, I seek new things everyday bored with what I already know
And I wonder if there are angels dancing around
And fishes that sing...and herons that smile...and plants that whistle too.

Monday, May 16, 2005

Stock Markets!

It was autumn, and the Red Indians on the remote reservation asked their New Chief if the winter was going to be cold or mild. Since he was a Red Indian chief in a modern society, he couldn't tell what the weather was Going to be. Nevertheless, to be on the safe side, he replied to his Tribe that the winter was indeed going to be cold and that the members of the village should collect wood to be prepared. But also being a practical leader, after several days he got an idea. He went to the phone booth, called the National Weather Service and asked "Is the coming winter going to be cold?" "It looks like this winter is Going to be quite cold indeed," the meteorologist at the weather service responded.

So the Chief went back to his people and told them to collect even more wood. A week later, he called the National Weather Service again. "Is it going to be a very cold winter?" "Yes," the man at National Weather Service again replied, "It's definitely going to be a very cold winter."

The Chief again went back to his people and ordered them to collect
every scrap of wood they could find. Two weeks later, he called the National Weather Service again. "Are you absolutely sure that the winter is going to be very cold?"
"Absolutely," The man replied. "It's going to be one of the coldest winters ever."
"How can you be so sure?" the Chief asked. The weatherman replied, "The Red Indians are collecting wood like crazy."

This is how stock markets work!!!

Thursday, May 5, 2005

Which one are you

I don't know why but I have always been crazy about "Which one are you" kind of tests/forwards/talks/discussions! I have read through things like "Which tree are you", "Which breed of dog are you", "What kind of inner personality do you have" get the idea!

I came across this one recently. I think its pretty cool (If you like these that is!)

Am a Raven! I love Ravens ;)

Monday, May 2, 2005


I thought risk-taking is one of the most attractive thing going for a guy! And I thought I liked it - the more, the better! I used to dream of venturing into jungles (Not the effect of Kaal, Oh God, let them believe me!), bungee-jumping and just taking off into the unknown though ofcourse I never dreamed of/needed a guy to lead me into these adventures. But a guy with similar thoughts will definitely sit well with the cells of 'that' part of my brain ;) An article I read recently has had me thinking though! Maybe risk-taking is not all that it is made out to be....definitely not the modern day idea of 'risk-taking' (which includes bungee-jumping!!)

So am re-thinking.....

Talking of this, I was mighty impressed with "The Human Zoo" by Desmond Morris. I had read "The Naked Ape" a few years back and thought it 'awesome' (the word I use most frequently these days - bad habit?!!) But this one is even better! Shall write about the priceless wisdom I gained later :))