Monday, August 11, 2008


first year - five hours of orkut everday with a minimum of 100 scraps and heated discussion on where to explore regarding food after college
final year - five minutes of orkut(contemplating on deleting that account) and places.. no discussion.. no place in the near by area has been left unvisited
first year - couldnt wait for the clock to strike one of clock( the watchman goes to the canteen to have his lunch then) to pick up the bag and run away from the college( litearlly... we used to run past the gate and hop inside an auto)
final year - the count of watchmen have been increased from one to five and its highly impossible to go past all five of them with your bag,etc,etc...
first year - coffee shop!! that one word was enough to get us motivated .. we even used to compare the cold chocolate to the one in ccd.. and all of us used to land up in deep slumber after the tea break( PS: one of my frnd even went to the extent of suspecting drugs in the milkshake)
final year - cold chocolate ah.. no way hot cuppa chai sounds better... so we head to the canteen nowadays!!
first year- the ' GANG' actually ragged a senior jus because he claimed that he possessed the only green colored bike in the college..
final year - the same gang finds none of the junior fit enough to be ragged... lol...
first year- there was no confusion in this.. everybody was senior to us and invariable became" anna" (PS: we werent friendly to a single akka ..)
final year - there is stil no confusion.. everybody is junior to us and not even a single guy to call anna ( PS: we are still not friendly with the junior gals.. something to do with the gal clan i guess)
first year- cried on failing in physics mid sem by a matter of 3 marks
final year- rolled on the floor seeing single digit marks in all 6 subjects( PS: friend of mine reckons that even if i total all the marks, it wudnt cross the pass mark of fifty)
and the list continues........

Tuesday, July 29, 2008


a spark of light draws me to it, i go towards it like a fire fly knowing it is going to cause my own destruction.. i diligently tredge past the uneven stones which seem to make my resolution stronger. twists and turns i took were numerous..i fail to notice the carvings and inscriptions on the walls of the cave,the quick sand which i was getting myself into,the darkness dint intimidate me nor did the stillness of the air .. none of the physical elements seemed have any effect on me and drawn to luminary, i cave led to the other and it seemed like an infinite journey.. at one point, the light seemed to be getting stronger which gave me the urge and will to reach it to satiate my senses and quench the thirst for adventure.. unmindful of the spiders and the other insects whose houses i was destroying by my expedition, i made my slow but steady progress.. more and more, i walked and out of the blue,i noticed a danger sign etched on the wall.. was it an omen or just a figment of my imagination? i wasnt sure but nevertheless, proceeded further as the thrill of the unknown far exceeds the speed of the common sense. next omen or my hallucination was in the form of a spider which remained stuck to my leg.. i convinced myself that according to arabian mythology, spiders are good omen .. i walked.. the air was getting damper and i found myself having difficulty in breathing properly.. the light was finally getting close by.. it was now that a part of my brain realised that i dint know the way back and this created enough trepidation to make my palms sweat.suddenly, i noticed that there were cobwebs on ym leg and there was more than a single spider... i tried my level best to shake them off but in vain.. i looked ahead for a sign of re-assurance that everything was fine and my dream was till there hanging in thin air... the more i tried to shake them off, they multiplied in number..i was stuck to a place now with no hope of going back to my haven ... while i was busy in getting myself freed, i failed to notice the light growing dimmer and dimmer... finally, i looked up... the light was gone.. there i was .. stranded, bewildered and lost...

Thursday, July 17, 2008


following is the ratings for the "must see" spots in namma (A)singara chennai.. feel free to add new spots..
1)sitting in the pavements of bessi in the evening.. preferably with sundal or bajjis...PS:u can even get ur hand read by the gypsies but i guarantee you they lie big time..
2) going on a long drive in the ecr and finally landing up at muthukadu for a ride.. PS: pay the boat guy 50 bucks extra he wud take u near the mouth where the sea meets the backwaters..
3)am not a big fan of mahabs but i guess first timers can appreciate the carvings.. iw ould rather recommend tiger caves which is approx 50 kms from chennai for it serendipity and the caves
4)how can anyone forget namma spencers.. a place where u can easily while away 4-5 hours without even realising it and it is easy on your pockets too!! PS: make sure u r wearing ur shoes.. i normally end up with terrible pain due to my slippers..
5)the small table in the right most corner of citi centre ground floor.. there is nothng special abt this place other than the fact that u can hav an eye on everybody who is walkin in and out and the artificial tree does provide a good cover!!
6)sterling road.. i luv ths road for its trees and nice atmosphere.. it wont cost u a dime to go for a walk in the night or early in the morning...
7)khader nawaz khan road(near ispahani).. this place is only for big shots and the reason why ths place finds a mention in this list is that u get nice exercise for your eyes at any time of teh day( hope u understood wat i meant :P)
8)CIT colony.. this place has got fabulous surroundings and this place holds a special place in my heart as this is where i met with an accident for the first time...( ya , i stil have the mark on ym hand..)
9)ascendas( tidel park).. reason: sheer size! the whole size of the food court( it is known for its football field sized courts) is sure to intimidate you.. you get awesome variety of food...
10)sathyam cinemas- this is one place where i dont mind shelling out 120 or so bucks for a movie cause of its ambience,seats(ya i luv to sleep in them) and the pop corn toppings( heard they hav changed the entry to the theatre.. the entry is now through whites road and the exit through the normal entry way)
PS: this is just a random collection and the serial number does not denote the rating..

Saturday, July 12, 2008


my heart tells me that this is the street where i used to live some ten years ago but my mind tells me an all together different story.. i cant recognise any of the houses and i look about searching for the uncle who used to always wish me good morning early in the morning at 8'30 ( the time when i used to leave home for college) and the other guy who used to tease me for always being on the mobile... i feel like i have woken up on the wrong side of the bed.. everything looks bizarre and i dont have any wish to be in this part of the world... the whole feeling of nostalgia ditched me and in its place, came a new found sense of isolation.. i search desperately for some familiar sign only to be disappointed again... i suddenly noticed that there was a whole new bunkch of kids playing on the streets. atleast my common sense dint ditch me and i hadnt expected the same bunch of kids to be playing gully cricket after ten years..the look of curiosity in thier eyes matched the look of belonging in my eyes.. i yearned to be recognised by someone and this feeling made me want to creep back inside the car taking me back to the place where everybody knew me and somewhere i belonged... i proceeded down the road unabashed by their looks...i saw that in the place of a mango sapling, now stood a mango tree.. this whole new atmosphere lent a feeling of insecurity and claustrophobia.. i did realise everything and everybody have to change in due course of time but least expected everything to happen in a matter of few years.. i curse those many years which kept me away from my people...the whole purpose of journey was to envisage my house- my home where i grew up .. i finally catch a glimpse of a ruined house and in my heart, i send a prayer upwards ,praying it shouldnt be mine... alas, god also chose to desert me at this instant.. i recognised the weathered color n the walls,the ivy which had started growing on the window sill which, had now managed to conquer the whole house,the iron gate which looked like it was about to crumble unable to take in the gravity of the situation,the ledge on which my mum used to dry the curry leaves to make those mouth watering dishes,the moss covered outhouse which used to house the car.. without realising, few tears of anguish escaped my eyes and i suddenly realised what my mum went through when she saw the school in which she had studied some forty years heart couldnt bear the weight of this collosal disappointment... then did i hear a passer-by comment saying "maybe she has come to buy this bhoot-bangala".. i felt like screaming at her back saying this is no such bangala and this has gone through the same events which every other house goes through- children have played in this very verandah,kitchen used to be functioning in fullswing,many people have passed through thi very creeky gate which had guarded a household..the lost glory could no way be told to some ignorant junta.. i close my eyes retrospecting what went wrong and the the picture of the house which i remembered flashed through my mind .. it felt like it was only yesterday when i ahd packed my belongings for relocating to the US...everthing has a life time and this apparently has finished its... i walk back with a heavy heart ,wishing i could stop the passages of time and live forever .. in the present.....

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

jaane tu - picture perfect

with great difficulty i got the tickets which compelled me in bunking college and catching the matinee show... i felt the movie was running in the same track as kkhh but shifted mid way and got inspired by our own kushi and finally the eneding was flicked from chalte chalte or sachin as they both involved airport scenes... on an optimist note, the movie is worth the money and the songs are awesome.. the picturisation of the first song is good.. genelia has finally cut down on her over pereformance and she is just fine in this movie.. the guy looks like aamir or is made to look like him for popularity is still in ambiguity.. but watever mayb the reason, he looks cute and hope he doesnt turn out to be a one film wonder..certain scenes are a bit obvious and jus as u try to stifle a yawn, it turns out to be good... one serious flaw according to me is that there is no reason why a horse should have a coverage for five whole minutes...arbaaz and sohail( i think.. nt sure which one of the sallu bhais) provided slap stick humour kind and the crown ultimately goes to nazurideen shah .. he manages to steal the show with fifteen minutes max of on screen time.. hats off!!! overall, its a paisa vasool movie.. gals can definitely go for imraan and guys( if u like genelia)....

Sunday, July 6, 2008

pleasures in life( platonic) ;)

inspired by a fellow blogger, i take on this topic with full vigour...
1) racing all the bikes when the signal turns green
2) eating strawberry liip balm when bored!
3) smsing everybody" heh wassup?" jus for the heck of it and nt replying bk for any of the replies.. hee
4)beating my bro in eating road side paani pooris..
5) sight adichifying the quant sir and giggling in class with gal pallies...
6) inspiring other gals also to bunk so that if caught, i wil hav some company :P
7)dreaming of dating brad pitt and hoping of ending up with vadivel.. ha ha!!
8)watching kkhh for the nth time and pretending as if am seeing it for the first time..
9)seeing my name on the notice board for bunking more than ten days..and realising it nly when i was made to stand outside the princi's room for bunking on the eleventh day.. :)
10) stuffing the bag inside the bike and claiming to have come to college at 8 itself to the pt sir!( ya, i do go in the lunch break to retrieve my bag)
11) listening to my mum scream about how i should dress and how i should behave like a girl( ya, it sometimes gets on my nerve)
12) the mere sight of my sem books gives me so much pleasure and satisfaction that i've come to the seventh sem!

Thursday, July 3, 2008


if you try to live like them, you are a copy cat
if you live your own life, you are selfish
if you dont gossip, you are a recluse
if you dont change for them, you have an attitude
if you dont bad mouth about anybody, you become the hottest topic
whatever you do meets with criticism and in the end, you have to just be them to be good or you are forever an outcaste...

Thursday, June 12, 2008


blame my college for keeping me all that busy these two weeks.... placement training and more of it... i finally gt placed!!! the hr got very impressed by hearin that i blog.. nver thought this dormant blog of mine wil fetch me a job!!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

am back ;)

ya.. am back!! had an awesome trip to coimbatore and munnar.. man, munnar rocks!! we stayed at this kerala's highest resort, deshadun( or so it claimed) . it was actually worth the drive.. its 7 kms from the city, up the hill.. the hospitality,food, accomodation.. u name it and it was gud.. pics wil be loaded in a short while.. and one more place added to the shopping plcaes list in coimbatore is rs puram.. u get al branded stuff andif u wanna get sarees for ur mum or....[;)] u should head to sukraarpet.. it is very cheap and they r supposed to supply our very own kumaran and other shops in t nagar... came back last night.. still tired takin in the fact that we almost missed the train.. had to literally run so much with three baggages!! so ciao.. wait for the pics in the next post!!

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

four down, two more to go!!

yeah.. four exams are over and for everybody's info, today's computer architecture paper was salpi.. am scared nw that the correction mite be difficult...lets hope for the best.. already my mind has started wandering and offlate i have been thinking about my holiday trip which is due on 13th of may ... exotic locales of munnar, the fields in which surya danced in pollachi( hmmmm),shopping places in coimbatore this is the second time am going to cbe.. nt familiar with the place, so any suggestion.. feel free!!!) gawd!!! the cherry on the cake is that am travellin alone and gonna freak out with my friend and her family.. so double cheers!!

Wednesday, April 30, 2008


exams have started and they r seriously drivin me crazy.. all i do nowadays is dusting the books and seeing the syllabus.. if i studied for half the amount of time which i spend in judging the massive syllabus, i wud have finished all five units... anna univ structure sucks big time!! and all the lecturers are such hypocrites that they ask us to read from foreign firangee authors and they actually teach from local authors.. my computer architecture maam even went to the extent of tellin us" amma, all this is not their in your hamachar so take down the notes" and those bloody flow charts were in namma charulatha publication... the very sight of k d prasad gives me undisturbed sleep for min. 5 hours... gawd!!! how will i ever manage??? hail charulatha publication and technical bakshi!!!

Thursday, April 24, 2008

tagged ;)

well this one is from mutta kannu.. and here it goes.. a sheet outta my personal diary ;)

1) Last movie you saw in a theatre?

i saw this dumb movie yarade nee mohini climax is pathetic..

2) What book are you reading?

currently frederick forsyth's the afghan ....

3) favourite board game?

one thing which is hate to the core is Chess , u need to use too much of ur brain... . Yeah, I love "business"... it gives me cheap thrill in picturising myself as an entrepreneur

4) Favorite magazine?

i dont read that many magazines.. jus those which my mum reads.. filmfare, cineblitz,india today and the week.. ya i dont read tamil ones as i cant read that well though i like to see surya's pics in them.

5) Favorite smells?

* Smell of kerosene,naphthalene balls & petrol

* Smell of davidoff (man, trully heaven!!)

* Smell of my moisturiser..

6) Favorite thing to do in weekend?

Sleeping long,long hours and hanging out at barista juxteposed between my time classes

7) Worst feeling in the world?

* Knowing that you like someone and that person not knwoing about it( yeah.. pheelings!! :( )

* when people scream at you for things for which you were no way responsible for

8)What is the first thing you think of when u wakeup?

Should I really need to go to college today?( ya, am echoing mutta kannu's view here)

9) Favorite fast food place?

i like gangotree as i absolutely go crazy over chaat..

10) Future child’s name?

child ah... grrr i hate children... they are nice to look at when they are someon else's...

11)finish this statement --- 'If I had a lot of money'

i would buy that fourteenth floor apartment on ECR and furnish it with the best antiques( i like interior designing too )

12) Do you drive fast?

Yeah... always... luv the breeze hittin on my face

13) Do you sleep with a stuffed animal?

lol.. nope.. i sleep with stuffed pillows and over stuffed stomach.. hee

14) Storms -- Cool or Scary?

cool when you are in your bed cuddled up with a cup of hot chocolate.. scary when you have to drive somewhere on the water-logged roads...

15) What was your first car?

i dont personally own a car but i avail the services of my dad's car( :P). the first car as in, which comes to my mind first is BMW

16) Favorite drink?

hot chocolate, coffee,lassi and grape juice.

17) Finish this statement --- If i had the time i would...

go to all the IPL matches and postpone my study hours...

18) Do you eat the stems on broccoli?

I don't eat broccoli itself... i hate it esp. in the chinese cuisine.

19) If you could dye your hair any other color, what would be your choice?

i guess burgundy.. it looks good with my kinda colour..

20) Name all the different cities/towns you have lived in?I

t starts with my favorite place bangalore( because of certain pheelings.. lol),manali( the weather and snow ),kochi( back waters and the scenic beaches),delhi( shopping.. phew!! wil i ever get bored of that), trichy( i like kaveri...) .

21) Favorite sports to watch?

* football

* Formula one

* Tennis( i like andy roddick )

22) One information about the person who sent this to you?

About mutta kannu... he finds marriage scary... am sure u wilk get married in a year or two.. all the besht!!

23) What’s under your bed?

two globus covers and one file

24) Would you like to be born as yourself again?

Of course... i luuuuv myself!!

25) Morning person or night owl?

hundred percent mid night masala creature.. cant wake up early !!!

26) Over easy or sunny side up?


27) Favorite place to relax?

my bed,lying on the water tank in the fourth floor.. i like starin at the sky

28) Favorite pie?

i hate pies.

29) Favorite ice cream flavor?

Chocolate... butter scotch with nuts and natural orange

30) Of all the people you have tagged, who is the most likely to respond first?

no clue.. i have a feeling who over is most vetti in office will do!

actually am not in a mood to tag someone.. so poyachu ponga!!

Sunday, April 13, 2008

gourmet's taste

following are angel's recommendation in various places located in (A)singara chennai..
1) dark temptation(barista)- this is one must have.. warm chocolate cake with cream and vanilla ice cream with dollops of chocolate sauce.
2)chocolate fantasy(ccd)- this one is similar to dark temptation but i feel the qty is lesser in ccd.
3) golden baskets(cascade-chinse restaurant)- this is a veg. starter . its got vegetables stuffed in a fried little basket... tastes really yummy!!
4)strawberry milkshake(gangotree)- this is absolutely so creamy and yummy that its a must have PS- the one in cathedral road is better than the t nagar branch..:p
5)singapore spicy noodles(noodle house)- this is good for a quick bite but i feel i can make the same at home itself...wil post the recipe in another post :)
6) veg. sandwich( the stall outside alsa mall)- this is simply superb because its very much road side kaiyendi bhavan and it tastes so good!!
7)frankies(gopalapuram nilgiri's outlet opp) this is basically a roti with sabji in it.. it costs 35 bucks and fills the stomach immediately!! hee...
8) last but not the least, try to go to nanganallur anjaneya temple in the evening.. u get tasty pongal.. this surely cannot be compared to anything... after all, i am god fearing!!
PS- if you try some of these and dont like it, am not to be blamed!!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

metaphorical stance

i got a dream of building a castle with the finest windows, spectacular minarets,ornamental domes and of filling the whole structure with un-conditional love.i searched in vain for the materials and construction site.little did i realise that the perfect site was so near i went to the beach to build the finest castles that the sands have ever seen. fully equipped, i found a spot of wet mud and started building it.. time flew by, birds ceased to chatter,days and nights rolled by in perfect coordination, i went on with my work.. day by day the castle which i had envisioned in my dream came to life in front of my eyes.i could clearly see the niches and the intricately carved protusions. i was flying in a bubble of love. it was everything i could wish for.. i suddenly became conscious of the gentle waves caressing the shore. the thought of destruction of the result of toils loomed large. i felt like lifting my castle and running away with it close to my chest.common sense told me that if the castle was ever to exist, it had to be in that very spot. i was suddenly swept away from my spot of work by strong currents of wind. it lifted me to a considerable height from which i could have a bird's view of my castle and the threat posed by the waves. before my eyes, i could see the first of the so caled gentle waves teasing the boundaries of my castle.i chided myself by saying how can a gentle wave destroy such a mighty castle. so, it went on and it was only when the tenth wave unceremoniously crashed one of my minarets , i fully realised what a "gentle wave" can cause. silent cries of anguish escaped from my mouth, my wails of torment went unheard.. the mere sight of the destruction of the castle from all to nothing was too heavy for my heart to digest....i wished that the waves wouldnt destroy my inner sanctum,again in vain... i saw what i wished not to see and i saw the sands being brought to thier original form of insignificance ... the crowned glory was very short- lived...
i woke up sobbing and rushed to my window to have a glimpse of my "castle".. yes, it was very safe next to my rose bush with even a flower next to one of my minaret. i sighed in sheer happiness.

Monday, April 7, 2008

ritchi street chaos!!

two days back angel was forced into joining her friends at the famous electronic bazaar the "ritchi street". little did she know that it consisted of nearly four streets which housed hundreds of shops . as usual, angel dint know the way to the specific shop and entered the streets correctly in the opposite direction to that of her friends... they dint know where she was and vice versa also proved good. though the angel was dressed decently in a pair of jeans and kurti, all men were goggling at her making her feel even more insecure... the guy at a particular shop directed her the opposite way and little did she realise that her freinds were just hundred metres away from her.. she again trudged her way back and returned to the place where she started initially. mobile was of little help as she coudnt follow the instructions and she was direction-blind!! it all finally ended in a happy note with the angel being re-united with her friends. when they finally landed at the door steps of the shop, the guy told them to come after half hour.. all her efforts were rewarded with an half hour balcony view of the alley beneath(in which one guy was smoking,the other listening to kannale kuttale in his mobile and the third eating bhajjis) seated comfortably on the stool!!

Friday, March 28, 2008

ten things which i am hoping to accomplish

here goes the list...
1) first and foremost , clean my room.. i have been hoping to achieve this for the past one year and i feel takin up CAT is easier!
2) attending the classes regularly and importantly,listening to the lecturer and taking notes( no messaging and writing obsi)
3) take care of my mobile and not drop it often... seriously, 6630 rocks!! non-breakable
4)start studying for the sem which is jus round the corner.
5) have a cordial relationship with everybody in class(hopeless after three futile years)
6) control my temper and not fly off the handel at the slightest provocation
7) MILk... i should somehow start drinking milk as i am pretty scared of osteoporosis now :(
8)somehow get hold of first day first show tickets for varnam-aayiram or ayan whichever is first to hit the screen ... after all, surya is more important...
9)reduce my shopping expenditure and somehow convince myself to think that i have enough clothes to wear, enough slippers, enough handbags.......
10)grrr.. i cant think of any tenth thing for accomplishing... should i change the title??

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

dont hit me!!

after a short holiday for three months, i am glad to announce that i have resumed blogging once again .... i realised that its time to resume my once upon a time fav' pass time .. right now, i feel my life is infested with records of all kind that i get dreams about A4 sheets and spiral bound records!! my sem exams are round the corner and i havent yet bought half the books.. after seeing the farewell party of the current fourth years, i am yet again caught in the deja vu of being a third year.. i dont wanna go to fourth year!!! it jus seems like yesterday when i joined this college and burst out into tears.. yeah, the same august 24,2005!!to think, three years have passed by in the blink of an eyelid. god!! i miss those first year days!! life is really funny or is it jus me? i am forever in the want of something higher in life at the cost of my age. i am at a loss for words right now... it feels like this is my first post... wanting to write loads but not being able to pen down the thoughtts effectively... and i would like to dedicate this blog to muthu for insulting me enough to make me come here and put up another post. hurray!!!