Monday, December 22, 2008


It happens to all and so I always thought, I will accept it with grace when it happens to me.... But, NOOOO... I found myself shouting (inside, as I couldn't do it in public :P).. "Why GOD why..? Why ME...? Why so soon !!!!"

NO, I'm not talking bout Death or marriage (both are almost equivalents :P), I'm still talking about my SPCTS only :(

Some History: My mom doesn't want me to divulge this in public ever as she thinks it will reduce my chances of becoming a prospective matrimonial stuff... Little does she know, this can never happen... :P
Crap apart, as a child I had a WEIRD philosophy.... Like one can "write" with only one hand, one can also "see" only with ONE EYE...... YES, I could not see properly with my left eye ever since I know, but always thought it was very normal... (DO NOT laugh, it can happen and is very LOGICAL) So, I never told my parents bout it, AND... when I did, they where shocked like I was blind... he he... After some diagnosis, it turned out it was Chronic... My mom refuses to accept though (that she produced a faulty piece :P) and still thinks, it was due to one of the KARATE tournament I participated in when very young....
To cut the long story short, I can see (properly) with only my RIGHT eye (like I can write) and the Docs said it won't cause any problems whatsoever....

THEN, I joined work and started spending more that 9 hour in front of the monitor... Moreover, I have a desktop and a laptop (YES, I DO :D) both and their brightness doesn't match so I ended up affecting my Right eye too and one fine day had to meet the Oculist.... She gave me a Positive 0.5 cylindrical power glasses for my right eye...
Nonetheless, I look really SMART in these glasses and I have to put them on only while working so I don't really mind, so all you feeling devilishly happy can shut up.... :P

GOD and his ways of inkling me to grow up, but lil does he know, I don't have any plans to... Come Glasses Come what may, I will be the same spoilt pampered and bratty kid inside....

Thursday, December 18, 2008

On my LIST !!!

I should stop making promises....
I suck at keeping them.. (I can see, rather predict the huge nods and smirks my friends givin)

I can't say I was particularly stuck with work but was kinda busy doing a host of things...
Made a loooong list of TO Dos to finish in coming 18 months and beyond...

The reason for 18months cannot be published online.... NO NO, I'm not getting married... :P
1. Promised myself a PHOREIGN TRIP in a few months... Gotta save for that... Apart from a business trip, hopefully it falls in place..
2.A few Adventure activities before that like trekking, rafting and stuff... One comin up in the coming weekend... :D :D
3.Made a list of 15 books and 100 movies (along with the normal releases) to watch and read (Will post it in a day or 2... I hope :P)
4.To post a blog atleast once a week (ok, I know, how lousy I'm)
5.Listen to a hell lotta different music and try and appreciate slow borin (oops) music.... :P
6.Teach the underpriviliged students or different kind of Community service... I'm currently enrolled to Teach India and Maher...
7.Complete DRUMS basic and embark upon advanced and may be guitar sideways... Also toying wid the idea of singin,, (OK FINE...)
8.Learn to SWIM and DRIVE A FOUR WHEELER... At least swimming for sure :P
9.Visit the gym at least 4 times a week... And reduce a lil here n there :D
10.PLAN beyond these 18 months and EXECUTE IT !!!! Find a path to move ahead !!!

You may say I'm a DREAMER, but I'm not the only one…..

Monday, December 8, 2008


In the book The Black Swan, the author Nicholas Nassim Taleb introduces the concept of the anti-library as the collection of books you haven’t read, of knowledge you don’t know, a massive collection of unknowledge. A more qualified description would include the caveat: books you haven’t read but possess.

"A massive collection of unknowledge, the anti-library contains all the books that may still change your life. Most of your favourite books are there, hidden and forgotten. It has facts you need to know, authors you’d worship. Only people who read very little can think the anti-library doesn’t matter. To book-lovers, and especially generalists like me, who jump all over the place without focus, the stacks of the anti-library loom higher and darker for every book we read. Every book that changes me reminds me of the ones that still might."

Another list:
My Anti Library:
1. The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai - Bought this book as it won the award and all (forgot which one :P) but never could get myself to read it.
2. State of Fear by Michael Crichton, one of the most celebrated authors of Jurassic park. This book I went till the very end and just lost all the patience I had put into reading it.
3. Ek hota Kharver: Its a story of an African kid growing up to become a great scientist, gifted to me by a special friend on my B'day cos I wanted it, but as the book is in Marathi, no success... The friend promised that she Will read it aloud for me but alas...
4. The Bhagwatgita: Like everyone else, even I was determined to read it at least once but alas.
5. The Hitchhikers Tale: I don't know what pleasure ppl derive out of tormenting others to read "such" tales... aarghhh... a complete painful read, rightfully left half way...
6. Midnight's Children by the Bookers of the Bookers' winner Salman Rushdie, like most of you, I couldn't complete it either :P (Had bought it as a gift to myself, nicely gift wrapped and all, I can be so tacky at times :P)
7. The Afgan by Frederick Forsyth, the complexity of the book went to such heights that I promised myself that I won't torture myself again... :P

The list is bigger... But now I'm unable to recall partly and partly I don't want to confess having bought some of the books....

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

What kind of a Blogger am I??

Found this link while just loitering around in others' blogs....

Its pretty cool, you might want to give a try...

Your Blogging Type is Pensive and Philosophical

You blog like no one else is reading...
You tend to use your blog to explore ideas - often in long winded prose.
Easy going and flexible, you tend to befriend other bloggers easily.
But if they disagree with once too much, you'll pull them from your blogroll!