Dec 31, 2007

2007-08


The year 2007 was full of contrasts - of ups and downs. It presented a procession of happy moments and bad times. Made new set of friends, saw extremely boring moments to happiest ones. I mostly relied on my luck this year to succeed in my own shattering enterprises. I did take way too many risks and got through but couldn't escape few hick-ups on the way.

I was well-motivated by all my friends, had so many ambitions and always believed in my chances. Had to leave amazon.com for my new ambition. All the year I was just running to reach on time if not in time.

And finally the year ended on the happier note...

Wishing all my friends a very happy and prosperous new year ahead!


Dec 8, 2007

No Commitments please! (the end)


I didn't inform my dad about the flight details as I wanted to give them a little surprise and more over I wanted to spend couple of hours with Neelima. I couldn't figure out a time frame when and where can I meet her as mom and dad will not allow me to go out for at least two to three days. So I made a call to Neelima and asked her to come to airport.

It started raining when I walked out of the airport. Neelu was standing on the other side of the road with an umbrella. She gained little weight and was looking more prettier. I fell in love yet again after seeing her.

"Hi ma'am"
"Hi prasad..."
"Gawd! you are looking so gorgeous that I think I deserve a kiss from you..."
"Shut up... where are we going now?"
"ahh... Well, I didn't think of anything yet, so first we'll go to Ohri's and have lunch then we'll think of where to go..."
"Ok sir..."

After lunch we went to Necklace road and walked for while holding our hands before we settled at the Eat Street.

"Hmm... so how are you, you lost so much of weight. Look at you, you look like a father of two kids..."
"Yeah, I know... got to join a gym soon..."
"You better, and how are girls in you city sir?"
"Girls... I guess you were the first girl in this one and half years I talked to except for my instructor in lab, the lady bus conductor, the lady bartender, the cashier in the super market and the waitress in the hotel near my house..."
"ahan, that's really sad..."

Neelima took my hands into her and looked into my eyes. Tears started to slip on her tender cheeks.

"Prasad... I did a mistake, a terrible one and I'm so shameless to see directly into your eyes and talk to you like this..."
"Hey... what happened??"
"I donno what to say and how to say...but then I can't keep you in dark for long, I can't cheat you..."
"are you telling me what happened or not?"
"Prasad... I'm pregnant ...."
"WHAT THE HECK????"
"I'm sorry , I'm really sorry prasad... "

I couldn't digest that, I started feeling beaten. As If I had come to tad end of my life, there's nothing left. I rose from the chair and walked away leaving her there. From there I went to a bar and boozed till I lost my senses. I cried my heart out, cried so much that my tears dried out.

Next day morning I saw myself in my room. I got up with headache . Poo got into the room and bolted.

"Hmm... dad brought you from the bar last night... What happened, why were you so upset?"
I hugged poo tightly and cried...
"Hey ... what happened, will you tell me something please, I feel like crying now..."
"Hmm..nothing, I missed you badly and mom and dad..."
"We too missed you yaar... please come back for ever...please..."
"Yup.."

Poo wiped my tears and gave a peck on my forehead. Next minute I went to dad and said that I wanted to marry Neelu. My mom rushed into the house from the veranda when she heard that and hugged me. My dad was in little confusion on how to react for my decision.

In the evening I got a call from Neelima...

"Prasad... are you sure you want to marry me...?", She was crying on the other end.
"Yes, I am... and I appreciate your boldness to reveal about the incident to me..."
"I'm planning for an abortion ..."
"No, you will not do that... why you want to kill the part of yours because of your mistake... Ok listen, happened so happen, I'm ready to accept the child. Will you marry me neelima?"
She hung up the phone...

We got married after two weeks on forcing from my end. Later after a week the day before I was returning to Germany we sat with our parents and weaved a story that we fell in love two years back itself and then we got close physically. I didn't where did I gathered the enough guts to talk to them. We confided the news of the pregnancy. They got shocked for a while and then everything came back to normalcy. They felt happy for us for correcting our mistake and blessed us. This released immense pressure from me.

Back to the cafe...

"That was a brave decision bro. I feel so proud of you", Avinash said.
"Hmm... thanks man... But then I still can't believe what made her to do that...I didn't want to know how and where it all happened"
"There will be few moments in life where no one can have a hold on his/her feelings..."
"Yeah... I understand that... so that's how I'm gonna be a father soon..."
"that's cool bro..."
"Chalo, let's go now we got a seminar in fifteen minutes..."
"Yeah, you carry on, will catch you in a moment. Have to make a call..."
"Ok, cya then..."



"Hello..."
"Avinash????"
"yeah me... I'm really feeling guilty for what happened... we shouldn't have done that... anyways by God's grace everything is fine now... you got give so much of love to Prasad from now on till your last breathe... Take care of yourself and goodbye".

______________________

That day I met Neelima on New year's day party. I got so attracted to her that I couldn't take my eyes off her. Her friends forced her to drink. She had so much that she lost her senses. Neelima stayed back at her friend's place. On the way back to home my bike got skid and I got injured. My friend took me back to her home from the hospital.

She ushered towards the room where I had to sleep. I accidentally got into Neelima's room. As I was going out Neelima held my hand and pulled onto the bed, she started kissing taking prasad's name. At that moment it hardly mattered what was happening I couldn't resist the animal instincts in me that night.

Next day she realized the terrible mistake that happened that night. I had really hard time consoling her. I felt guilty for what I did. She was shivering and crying, I didn't knew what to tell her. After shaking herself little bit she asked me not to tell this to anybody and never try to meet her....
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THE END



Dec 1, 2007

No commitments please! part 5





continued from here...

Germany made me feel nervous. When I went to S'pore I wasn't that nervous then. May be the age factor, I have become a responsible adult and this feeling made me feel lonely. Initially I had problem in acclimatizing but as the days passed I got settled down. New people, new friends, new neighbors, even I started boozing now. My first cocktail was "sex in beach" and then "long island", I started drinking beer like water.
The weather was always warm mainly but one day while coming back from my work place and all of sudden I was standing in the snowfall, ah! awesome was the word. It was only in movies I saw snowfall but now I'm standing in the snowfall! I wished neelima was here with me at this moment. I missed her badly. We haven't been in touch for ages, no phone call, no mail nothing. We took each other for granted. But then I wasn't having much time to think other than my research work. It was very slow progressing one, takes months at times to see some progress into it.

Staying in room with new people, they were of all kind, selfish, unselfish. But I learnt one thing never rely on anyone, it's all you who's gonna help. I started knowing myself better now, saw the untamed world around me waiting to conquer me and destroy. I became kinda indifferent by nature, not bothered of what's happening around, all I bothered was me. Can't even remember when was the last I talked to dad, mom and poo. Poo used to send mails and I hardly replied a couple of them. And no mail from Neelima, I thought of mailing one to her to know what's up with her. But felt weird to mail one, don't know why, just took her for granted and thought she was doing fine and so she would have mailed me if something was wrong. Not that I didn't mail any, mailed her couple of times but I didn't receive one reply for those mails.

It was on the new year day I decided to make a call to her.

"Hello, neelima?"
"Prasad?"
"yea, how are you?"
"I'm fine, and how are you?"
"I'm ok, hey did you get my mails? I never received any reply for those..."
"Ahh... I forgot to tell you, my ID got deleted, it's not active anymore... and I didnt have your email ID, I never memorised that...so.."
"oh ok, anyways did you create one?"
"yea...neelima_34@hotmail.com"
"ok... hey happy new year maam"
"thanks and wish you the same sir, so how are celebrating the eve?"
"well, with chivasregal..."
"who? you colleague huh?"
"hehehe...that's a hard drink neelu..."
"When have you started this ?"
"hey chill, just couple of pegs, it's very cold out here and right now I'm standing in the snowfall..."
"hmm... I hope you are telling truth to me..."
"oh cmon now, jus 2 pegs that's, jus to taste that's it..."
"ok ok , your wish, just take care of yourself..."
"yes maam"
"hey prasad, your mom n dad have come to my house. I have to go....bye..."
"oh! is it, give them the mobile I'll talk to them ..."
"good joke! ok then I'm hanging up the phone..."
"ok ok, love you, bye.."
"love you too, bye.."

After I hung up the phone I felt too bad of me for the first time. I thought she wasn't bothering about me, but there she had a problem in contacting me, I'm sitting here instead of calling her and asking how was she... I felt happy after talking to her... everything seemed normal again... felt like I smiled after good one year and the effect was there because of that, my cheeks were paining...

As summer was approaching and my research work was running at a snail pace, saw hardly any developements so I kept myself busy with paper presentations. One day I got call from dad...
"hello prasad, how are you?"
"I'm fine dad, how are you, mom n poo?"
"All are good prasad, prasad I thought of asking if you could come to India for couple of weeks, we want to see you prasad...."
"I too want to come, I need a break.... ok dad, I'll do one thing, I'll check out if my batch mate can take up my work too for couple of weeks..."
"Ok prasad, let me know when are going to come..."
"ok dad..."
"ok prasad, take care, bye..."
"bye dad.."

After that call, I couldn't wait for to go home. Took off from the lab for the day and went back to room...

I have shifted to new flat with Avinash last week, just two blocks away from the lab, my batch mate who just joined couple of months back. I told him the situation he readily agreed to cover up for me. Luckily my professor was going to Canada for a paper presentation there, he wasn't going to come back for a month and the developments of my work was hardly showing any improvements. These little things cleared all my tensions and I booked a flight ticket for next week.



........to be continued

Nov 27, 2007

What do girls want? (my view)


I n t e resting topic, ain't it? yes of course. Girls will be very curious to know what the boys think about them now, and boys will also be equally curious to know what-actually-a-girl-want...

So what do they want? no idea right... Well, I too have no idea but sometimes I try to observe the behavior of the girls while talking to them. Talking and observing? crap!! yeah it's an impossible task in your hands if you do both the things when you are with a girl. I succeeded few times to perform this feat. Mind you, you got to be mentally vigilant while doing this feat outside (kids are advised to keep off this feat, this feat is performed by pro's like me! :P ).

I'll not tell you guys what girls want, 'cus 99% girls will deny this... (remember the evergreen law, a girl will never accept things straight away... ;) but will prescribe few things while being with a girl....

  • If she's telling something, how crap it might be, let her finish first. Later you can tell your gossip piece to her. But she's not gonna show any interest on what you tell to her after (can't help it sir). Just let her do all the talking, but never forget to be with her. If you lose the track then only God has to help you. She will link the stories at her will, so try to memorize the things she says to you.
  • When she is down she will vent all her frustration on you, please restrain yourself from giving any solution for the problem shes having. Just be there with her will all the ears open.
  • Give some believable compliments now and then, it works many a times.
  • You can do whatever you want, whistling and hooting in a theater, shouting while riding, singing loudly in public place. You know what, many girls like this, so try to be yourself! this is your trump card...
Thats enough of prescription, follow above things you'll find new things by yourself.

What I think a girl want is...

  • lots of chocolates
  • lots of gossips
  • lots of apparel
  • tonns of ice-creams
  • many puppies... (donno ''sup with puppies, I saw so many puppy pics in orkut albums. So lucky pups)
  • lots of dresses
  • never ending list of sidney sheldon novels.
  • fairytale prince on white horse.
Those are few things... ;)




PS: Pure PUN intended stuff

Nov 26, 2007

IDLy and Dosai!


Idly and Dosa never tasted so yummy when I gulped them down into my tummy at 2230 hrs at the roadside bandi.

My friend and I went out to grab a pizza after paying vodafone bill. As we were about to reach CCD near my house yummy steaming smell of idlies pulled us towards that bandi. Without any second thoughts in our minds we plunged to grab the idlies. Morsels of idly just melted in my mouth, and in this chilly weather outside those hot steaming idlies outscored to pizza. I can't tell you exactly how heaven like it tasted, the taste of any food can be relished very much only when you are damn hungry.

And the dosa was next after downing six idlies. It was overall a mouth watery session for us.

BOTTOMLINE: East or West Idly & Dosai are the best!

Nov 15, 2007

sachin jinx!



So so Sachin falls yet again without a century this year for sixth time. Yea yea it does bother India and we are indeed waiting for the jinx to break.

I was surfing through the stupid channels in the television today and got glued to a news channel, having an interaction session with numerologist and astrologer who were doing a postmortem on the jinx.

Astrologer says Sachin is a taurus by western astrologer and buffalo by chinese, and he goes to say that bull and buffalo are cousins and have same habits and Sachin has gotten into a rut and it's a habit that can't be get ridden easily. So his advice to the master blaster is to try to get out of that rut and he should start wearing a copper ring. OKKK!!!

Now comes numerologist, according to him jersey number 10 is not an auspicious number in numerology. Number #10 is called as wheel of fortune in the numerology and is said to be inconsistent by nature. So what he advices our little master is to get rid of that jersey number 10 and start wearing the number 99. And also he should start wearing a diamond. Well it seems Anil Kumble has consulted this numerologist and he was adviced to wear a diamond and there he goes, he's captain of team India now. This numerologist was consulted by uthappa, sreesanth etc etc who according to him are doing great.

Both say that Sachin has another 2-3 years left in the world of cricket and 2008 is gonna be all hundreds and hundreds and we wait for those hundreds to come.

Whatever, as long as India is doing a good job nothing bothers us, what say?





hey by the way, no one is saying anything about his MRF bat, may be he should change that... :P

Nov 13, 2007

No commitments please! part# 4

Continued from here...

Days passed away in a blink and I didn't realize that I'm into final sem now. The project work has sucked all my energy. And I was busy applying for Ph. D, got an offer from Germany. But I just had one month for vacation as I have to be in Germany by then.

Neelima has stopped mailing me, neither I mailed any message to her. We weren't in touch with each other for one full year. I didn't come to India during sem break, as I got an offer to assist my professor in his research work. I became so submerged into these things in s'pore that I hardly made a call to home.

After getting graduated and the graduation party without wasting any time I caught the next day first flight to India. I felt so happy to come back home after two long tiring years, but then the thought of going to Germany in another couple of months ruined my happiness.

Mom and dad came to airport to receive me and my sis too. I asked my dad not to inform anybody about my returning for at least 2 days. Mom inspected me with watery eyes even dad too. I felt so secured, after seeing them all my mental stress vanished, poof!. Even poo wasn't blabbering anything while coming in cab.

As soon as I entered my room, poo attacked me from behind. She pushed into the bed and jumped with a pillow and started banging me with the pillow.
"what the heck do you think of yourself, you nerdy ass?"
"Oi poo, ass?"
"yes!, you are such an ass****... don't talk to me at all"
I knew at once for the reason poo being mad on me. I didn't wish her on her b'day last week.
"I...I ... sorry yaar, c'mon now, you know me how much I love my sis... if I forgot to wish you on your b'day ... ok , well , forget it, I'm really sorry, tell me what should I do for you?"
"Get lost ok, I hate you dumbo!", Poo shouted at me and went to her room.

In the night when everyone slept, I slowly sneaked into poo's room and placed a bag in her bed and came back to my room. Back to room I closed my door and digged my lappy's bag for davidoff. Ah! a cigarette after 24 hours. I got into this stupid habit of smoking in s'pore. Luckily I had control over my smoking habit but then at least one cigarette per day became necessity for me.

Next day morning I woke up after being disturbed by poo's weight on me, again!. Before I said anything she gave a peck on my forehead. She was smiling with her cute dimples.
"Hmm, so I'm an ass****, huh?"
"yes, you shouldn't have any doubt about that bro... anyways thanks for the teddy, and I have given it a name too, Junglee. How's it?"
"Hey c'mon poo, why you calling the poor thing with your name"
"hellooo..." poo was getting geared up to bang with the pillow again. I caught her neck and took her into the balcony.
"Hey poo, you know what, I have to go to Germany for my Ph.D in another one and half months... hmmm"
"aww, shit yaar, too much, you didn't even inform this to mom and dad yet..."
"No I didn't wantedly... will tell them after two or three days, and you don't tell anybody please..."
"OK. OK... and I have booked tickets for om shanti om, evening show,..."
"woohoo cool..."

After week or so, one day dad called me and asked what are my next plans. I informed him about Ph.D thing. He felt happy about that but mom came rushing from the kitchen...
"No way... you aren't going anywhere. Better stay here and do some job, enough of studying and staying away from home for years... "
"Hmm... Ok ok... chicken curry is getting over roasted on the stove go and check I'm hungry..."
"you don't have to tell..." she said and went back into the kitchen room.

My dad took me into the veranda and asked me how long it would take to finish my Ph.D. It's not that he being a professor hasn't got any idea about Ph.D but the distance is what keeps his worried.
"Dad, you know that it's gonna take yrs... and I want to go for it..."
"Your wish Prasad... your mom is insisting me to get you married now itself, you know why..."
"No marriage nothing, please dad...please, I'm not thinking about it now.."
"Hmm..yea..",

And the day has come for me to leave to Germany. I had mixed feelings filled in me. I decided that after Ph.D I'm coming back to India forever and do whatever I want to. Neelima's call that day woke me up. I just forgot about her. I felt so bad about this. All of a sudden some kinda voidness got created in me.

I woke up from the reverie when the air hostess announced that we were about to reach the destination in another thirty minutes.


........to be continued

Nov 6, 2007

The patch up...


Finally after four years we talked openly last night. I stopped talking to her when I was in engg first year and then I broke the ice on the farewell day. But then we didn't patch up properly.

She is my classmate and at one juncture my the best friend. I still count on her given any day. She is very cribbing kind and then tad bit sensitive. We used to wait for the labs cus' my roll number is after her and we always been in one team in all four years, the fun we had in labs, the never ending gossips, the comments. She wrote lab notes and assignments for me while I was busy having masti. And on my b'day she told she'll call at 12 in the night to wish and when she couldn't make the call she had watery eyes next day. All went fine until one day where I stopped talking to her. I can't reveal the reasons. She tried to talk to me but I walked away ignoring her. And when I started feeling guilty and started thinking how to patch up with her our engg finished. Thanks to Karthik, our classmate who played the cupid in breaking the ice between us.

Even though we said sorry to each other we didn't patch up. She caught me online one day and vent all her frustration, I couldn't console her. I couldn't tell her the exact reasons for not talking to her after first year.

I hurt her badly and I felt guilty for that. When I was going through rough phase she was there for me keeping all the bitterness aside. And after that we talked to each other last night whole heartedly, told each other how badly we missed each other.

I deserved to be slapped!

Hey bud, I'm really sorry for whatever I did to you. And thank you so much for forgiving me. Missed you like hell all these years.

Oct 29, 2007

No commitments please! part 3

Continued from here...

"There... there's the bag, dad said you would come", she said looking worriedly.

"Oh, yeah... ok", I succumbed sufficient energy to mutter that.

I took the bag and came off from there without saying another word. Beeds of Sweat rolled of my face. I didn't dare to look her back. And that was our only talking since our childhood. At the first sight of her after so many years was amazing, even though I didn't knew the girl I was seeing during Dussera festival every year at the temple is going to be Neelima.

And then I never met her after that. I got admission in National University of S'pore for pursing MS in Biotechnology. Well, I couldn't not meet her in person for two years but then I found her in orkut I should thank Orkut Buyukkokten for providing such a wonderful tool to us. From there to gtalk and Yahoo Messenger, couldn't imagine how this world could have been without these virtual social networks. And then these networks have spread so fast like a wildfire that it shouldn't be shocking if you come to know that there was an e-wedding happening online, bride is sitting in front her system in Sri-Lanka and groom somewhere in US, Pandit somewhere in Banaras and the guests would be you and me blessing the new couple sitting in our sweet-homes.

Anyways, we became very close online and we started knowing each other better. There wasn't a single day without chatting with her. If couldn't meet online we ensured that we shot a mail to each other. One fine day she asked my mobile number in S'pore. It was on my birthday. I took her mobile number instead and called her.

".....Hi..... Neelima..."
"....Ha a ai, happ haappy b'day Prasad"
"Thank you.."

And to our respite her mom called her the next second, Phew! after hunging up the phone I badly wanted to talk back to her. All our the possible meetings through all the source which were the means for the first time turned out to be very nervous thingy. The first time confrontation was nervous one and now the phone thing too.

Well, all this happened for only couple of months. We couldn't meet online anymore after the first two months there in S'pore. Assignments kept me busy and then the part time job. Just the occasional e-mails continued thankfully.



... to be continued.//

Oct 22, 2007

No commitments please! part 2


Continued from here...

As I turned around to start my bike, she gave a cute smile, the killer one. I started my bike and headed back to my home. As her image became smaller and smaller I felt weaker, I started missing from the very next second, I wanted to see her, I wanted to talk to her, I wanted to stay with her. I turned the bike and accelerated towards her. I stopped the bike near her and lied it on ground not bothering to put the stand. She held my hand and took me to the back side lane of the spencer's. I could not control the rush of the feelings for her any more, at least at this moment. Before I could react she hugged me tightly.

"Prasad, that's ok, I understand, but you got something more important than me. Your Ph.D, get settled soon, even I'll do some job here. Yes , I'll also miss you."

I couldn't speak anything, she gave answers to my feelings. She wiped the small tears that tore out of my eyes. I took her face into my hands and kissed on her cheeks. We drew back from the hug and walked towards my bike. As I was about to start my bike my mobile started buzzing, it was dad.

"Where are you beta? cab has come"
"oh, I'm nearby only, just two minutes"
"Ok, make it fast"
"Ok", I said and hung up the mobile.

I started my bike and zoomed off to home biding bye to her. Cab was waiting in front of the gate, I parked the bike in the shed and took a last look at it, as my dad is gonna sell it off as no one is going to use it.

All were waiting for me, I went into my room and changed into into another dress. I checked under the bed and shelves for any porn CD or any cigarette which I mite have hid in a hurry. I locked my wardrobe and gave keys to Puja.

"Oi Puja, here's the keys of my wardrobe. You can open it and hide anything or use anything from it. And I have kept ten thousand bucks for you, you can use it for whatever you want to do or buy. And sweetheart at least once a day scold me in your mind..."

Puja dropped in the bed and started crying, I took her into my arms and said, "hey Poo, come on, stop crying, ok I will not go. No Germany nothing..."

She stopped crying and wiped her tears. She gave a small gift box to me. I opened it and saw a cool black leather wallet....

"Thanks poo! shit sorry yaar, couldn't get a gift for ya..."
"That's ok bro..., I bought that wallet from those ten thousand bucks in your wardrobe", she said and winked at me... i couldn't stop laughing at that.

At 2055hrs we reached airport. I just had five minutes. I took blessings of my parents and relatives and gave a high - five to puja and went inside.

After the checking at 2250 hrs I boarded the plane. Phew! it was a window seat. Plane took off at 2300hrs.

After couple of hours I got settled down and sailed to the day when I first saw Neelima...

"Prasad, are you doing anything?", dad asked me entering the house. He went to market to buy vegetables.
"No", I replied back.
"Then go to Rao Uncle's house and bring the mangoes, he's already kept a bag full of mangoes aside in his house. Your mom wants to make mango pickle."
"Ok, I'll go in ten minutes"
"Go now Prasad, switch off the system first, it's been running since morning", my mom shouted from the kitchen room.
"OKKKKKKKKK!!", I shouted and headed to Rao uncle's house. Mohan Rao uncle and my dad were childhood friends, they knew each other since school days. He and my dad both are professors in the State University. He has a daughter of same age of mine. But the interesting thing is I never met her in person in so many years, She done her schooling in a boarding school and finished her engg as a boarder. And when she used to come back to home for vacation I used to go to grandma's hometown. As I stepped out of the house I saw Rao uncle coming.

"Prasad go and bring the mangoes from my house", uncle said.
"Yea, I'm going there only"
"Ok, and tell Neelima that i would be late to home, might not come by lunch time"
"huh? Neelima is at home?"
"yes, now that she has finished her Engg she's back to home now, no more hostels anymore"
"ok, bye uncle"
"bye prasad"...

I wanted to see Neelima now at any cost, how she looks, does she know who I'm, what's her height would be? so many questions pondered till I reached her house in the next lane.

I knocked the door seeing the doorbell wasn't working. I heard someone opening the door. As soon as the door opened I was shocked to see the girl who opened the door. Every year on the dussera day I saw her with Puja, I never bothered to ask who she was. And I started seeing her regularly these days. A sudden chill ran through my spine...

"Hi prasad.."
"Hi??"




...stay glued for next part






Oct 21, 2007

dedication time...

Here is a beautiful track dedicated to all the beautiful people of the blogging world... :)

Oct 14, 2007

taare zameen par (sneak preview)



After his powerful performance in "RDB", our DJ aka Aamir Khan is coming to us with "Taare Zameen Par". Taare Zameen Par is directed and produced my Aamir Khan himself. Music is composed by the trio Shankar-Ehsaan_Loy. And the lyrics by Prasoon Joshi, the one who penned songs for Rang De Basanthi. The movie's first trailer, a 2 minutes one, was released on Oct 12, 2007.

After the debacle of "Mangal Pandey", hopefully "taare zameen par" would make Aamir Khan a successful director, at least the trailer seems to be very promising. We'll know that on December 21, 2007 when it's released.


Oct 12, 2007

No commitments please! part 1

"Prasad, here is your passport and flight ticket. Now make it fast flight is at 2300 hrs, and you got to report by 2100hrs", my dad said hurriedly.
"Ha dad! it's just six, we still have plenty of time. You just sit there and enjoy the cool breeze coming outside"
"Ok OK, cab will come at seven. Just check out everything and see whether you are forgetting anything", my dad said as he went out and sat in the sofa outside the house.
"Yes dad, will check"

"Prasad, Prasad keep this lemon rice in your bag. You will feel hungry in the journey", my mom said handing the box.
"Mom.... now c'mon, I'll get to eat everything in the flight itself, no need of all these things"

I walked out of my room for some air. Today it's filled with all the relatives who came to give send off to me. I'm leaving to Germany as I got an offer there to do my research work for my Ph. D.

"Prasad, Prasad! where are you, there's a call for you...", puja, my little sister, shouted.
"Here Puja, at the dining table"
"Hey, some female on the other side. I never heard her voice till now. Who is this?", Puja whispered in my ears.
"Let me attend the call first. How will I know who's on the phone without talking to her?", I said and snatched the phone from her hand.

"Hello"
"Hello, Prasad?",
"Yes ma'am, who is this?"
"Neelima, can you come to Spencers which is near my house now?"
"Now? I mean it might not be possible. I mean, I'm leaving to airport in an hour."
"Just for five minutes, please"
"Huh, Ok, will be there in ten minutes. And only five minutes not more than that.."
"yup, come soon, I'm already there in the Spencer"
"Ok, bye", I said and hung up the phone.

That was a surprise call from Neelima. In the three years this was the first time we talked to each other. My heart slipped so many beats in the couple of minutes while talking to her. I hurried and took out my bike.

"oye prasad, where are you going now?", Dad asked opening the gate.
"Spencers, just 10 minutes that's it."
"For what?"
"Deodrant, I forgot to buy one..."
"Ok, come fast ..."
"Ok dad.."

I reached Spencers in ten minutes, and dialed Neelima's mobile number...

"Hello, where are you?"
"Behind you!", said Neelima

I turned back keeping my cool and controlling the nervousness.
"Hi Neelima", I said looking at her. She was wearing pink top and white cream long skirt. She was looking so damn cute in that.
"Hi Prasad, thanks for coming...", said Neelima with a smile.
"No problem, tell me"
"Huh, I wanted to tell you something that's why I asked you to come here..."
"Ok, and what do you want to tell..?"
"Well, let's come to the point and you are getting late too... Prasad... I.."
"Neelima, I know what you wanna tell. That's Ok you don't have to tell that..."
"That's it then, I wanted to let you know this before you leave..."

We looked into each others eyes and shook hands for the first time. I didn't want to leave her now. I didn't want to go...

"Prasad, all the best and take a great care of yourself"
"yup, you too... Ok then got to go, ..."
"yea...", she said and came near and gave a peck on my forehead.
"And take this...", she said and handed me with Axe effect!
"How do you know that I.......???"
"You are getting late sir, bye prasad..."
"bye Neelima...."


.....to be continued

Oct 7, 2007

No Commitments Please! (fiction) the teaser!

"Hi prasad, what happened to your hand?", I asked seeing plastered hand of Prasad.

"Ah! this one, nothing just a small accident while playing cricket...", Prasad said lifting his plastered right hand.

"What else Avinash, sorry yaar I couldn't keep in touch with ya these days, I'm bit busy with my research work and other things too..."

"Hey that's alright bro, you don't have to be formal. And when the hell you gonna marry eh?"

"Marriage! haha... well I asked you to find a girl for me, so it's in your hands, when you getting me married huh?"

"Stop kidding! I'm serious bro..."

"Well, let's go into the cafe and talk, I got to tell you something...."

We walked into the cafe and ordered hot cuppa steaming irani chai, He lighted a cigarette and made rings. I always tried to make those rings but I could make only small ones which come accidentally...

"WEll promise me Avinash that you won't tell whatever I'm gonna tell you to anyone.."

"Hmm... you have my word, now tell what's that..."

"Well I got married few months back when I was here for holidays... and I'll soon be father, I'll inform you..."

I puked out the water in my mouth when I heard that...

"Oh! good to know that you got married, and you didn't invite me, great!"

"Sorry for that, but it was registered marriage, even my parents don't know about this.."

"Well , now that you are married why don't you tell this to your parents"

"Will tell once I become father..."

"Hmmm...What about her parents? what about her family members? Whats her name? Where's she now? What's she doing? When and where did you guys meet?"

"Ohhh man! you ask too many questions, I'm not prepared to answer these questions now, and it's way too personal to tell all that , what I need to say I told ya..."

"Hmmm.. fine, no problem..."

"Ok listen my story in few words, we both are from two conservative families and this love happened when I was in college it self, even though we stay in same locality I could dare mutter a word only after 3 yrs, and then talking happened accidentally when my dad asked to get mangoes from her house, luckily that day she was alone in her home. And then one day I got offer from Germany to do my Ph.D that was the day when she proposed me. And then when I came back to India after 2 yrs I came to know her parents were trying to get her married. So we guys went and got married, couple of close friends took care of the wedding, and now I'll be father soon..."

"Oh ok..." , I said and I got lost into my thoughts how things are so complicated in life...

"Hey dude, tell you something , you might sure have girl friends and all but thing is you are still younger to understand what you want and all as of now just be friendly , no commitments and no worries, is my advice..."

"Hmm... yeah! you do have a point in what you said..."


....... full story coming up


Sep 22, 2007

Chak de INDIA!

The players from both sides congratulate each other and the Indians are all out there celebrating. They came into this tournament rank outsiders and now India have beaten the best side in the world to set up a huge, huge final against Pakistan at Johannesburg.

Yuvi's another outing with 5 sixes, Joginder's last over, well everything went right for India. And now everyone eyes are on Monday's match, the big match in the history of cricketing world so far.

Both India and Pakistan sides came into the tournament as not so favorite teams for reaching the final, and when they entered the final everyone is damn excited about the match (woohoo!)

Sep 17, 2007

where are you?



The tiny drizzling said to me kissing,
that you were here somewhere,
the gentle breeze took me into its arms,
and tried to push me into the dreams
saying that, you were somewhere there,
but in vain,as I couldn't find you anywhere,

where are you...??



Sep 3, 2007

The never ending novel!!

Have you guys ever heard that a guy has been reading one particular novel for past one and half years and he still has 100 more pages to finish that novel..??

Well, yeah, sadly that guy is "me". I have been reading "The Runaway Jury" since May 2006 and I'm still left with 1/4th of the book to finish. I have no idea why is it taking so much of time for me to finish a 400 plus pages novel. It's not that I'm a slow reader, hmm... I finished Harry potters in less than one day. Then what's wrong with me...God knows when am I gonna read the last page of that book and then sigh with relief!

Aug 31, 2007

AID-INDIA

Association for India's Development (AID) was established in early 1990's with a group of 5 or odd...slowly it grew into more than 1000+ volunteers. The main aim of this NGO is to " spread the word and fund the need ". On this note myself and Sravanthi started off with a blog which is exclusively dedicated to AID.

Visit this for futher information...
BLOG: http://www.aidindiablog.blogspot.com/

Aug 25, 2007

Hyderabad BLasts!

WTF those cowards wanna show?? they have totally gone out of their senses. It was just three months back people 16 died and several were injured in a blast at the city’s Mecca Masjid mosque on May 18. And today 42 persons (confirmed death toll at 8:00am, Aug 26, 2007) were killed and about 65 injured in two powerful near-simultaneous blasts at a crowded park, Lumbini park, during the laser show, India's biggest laser show arena which is just a stone throw away from the Andhra Pradesh secretariat, and a popular eating joint, Gokul Chat, on Saturday evening. Venues are just 5 Kms apart.

A bomb was defused at Dilsukhnagar footover bridge which was timed to blast at 9:30 pm, which is just 4 kms away from my locality. One more defused at Venkataramana theatre, Narayanaguda...

Thank God it rained heavily in the evening else the death toll could have been frightening--the usual weekend count here at Lumbini park is around 1,500 visitors during weekends...

Hyderabad is a city of 7 million people, about 40-45 percent of them Muslim, you know now why Hyderabad is slowly becoming a soft target for such terror attacks. Hyderabad has shown so much of maturity during Mecca Masjid blast, I hope this continues... Please pray for those dead ones and for those who are fighting with death in the hospitals...

May their souls rest in peace...

Video: Hyderabad blasts

Help line numbers for victims: 040-23202833, 09440815858, 09440815456

(pics courtesy: NDTV.com, Hindustantimes.com)
(video courtesy: broadband.indiatimes.com)

Aug 6, 2007

Team India Coach...do we need one??



The performances of bowling coach Venkatesh Prasad and fielding coach Robin Singh has made a difference to team India... I don't think we need any coach now...

Jun 30, 2007

I was dancing with her shadow... # 3

continued from here ...

"Oye .. chup, I can guess what might have happened and what kind of feelings you are undergoing, just relax now..." I said to Raj looking into his eyes.


I know what Raj was undergoing through, it's like hell, it takes away all your energy ,all the happiness and it feels like all paths are closed for you...

In the meanwhile Lucky, Uma and Sameera came there to join us. I asked them in the afternoon to join us here.


"Oye pappey, teri chehra kyu utraa huva hai?" Lucky asked Raj while taking his seat.


"Kuch nahi yaar, it's just weather effect", I responded to his Question.
"Tu chup baitt, I didn't ask you..."
"hmm... "

Raj got up from his seat and walked away, Lucky & I followed him leaving girls there...

"Oye Raj, Kya huva yaar? tu mujhe nahi bataayegaa?"
"Avi tu hi bata usse, I don't have energy to tell everything and sapped..."

I took Lucky aside and told him what all happened and why Raj is behaving like this...In the meanwhile Rachana narrated what all happened to Sameera and Uma...

"Raj itnisi baat keliye tu apne aapko ...cha!!" Lucky said to Raj...

"ok ok, thandd rakk lucky, Raj needs us badly now, we need to take care of him..." I said to Lucky trying to pacify his temper...

While this scene was going on I saw Sameera walking straight towards me ...

"Avinash, what's happening???" Sameera shouted at me ..

"Sameera, SSsshh! ....kuch nahi horaha hai... we'll talk about it later not now.." I said to Sameera taking her aside from the scene...

"What are you trying to do here..?" Sameera yelled at me and slapped me...




to be continued...

Jun 24, 2007

tag # 5 (thinking blogger awards)


Ahem! hello..hello... mic testing 1 2 3 1 2 3 hello....!...

ok .. so now i have to give away 5 awards to 5 bloggers of my choice...(well my choice means not entirely my choice ,...well u can bribe me for biasing also.. ;) .. lol..)

Anyways, I'm also a thinking blogger mind you, thanks pria for the award. "Brute who is an awesome writer with full creativity and inspiration for new bloggers" are the words for me!...



Now, I am also gonna divide the awards into categories as pria has.
  • Stories
  • Music
  • General
  • Philosophy
  • Bindaas

    Here we go..,
    STORIES: Harish , and then prithz (she started jotting down some wonderful stories of late), vicky also writes cool stories( he stopped blogging for a while, but he's making a come back), kavitha wrote some romantic stories (she has a fantasy for Karthik, mind you only name ;)...), gils writes cool but the stories are like mega serials.

    Out of all you guys I picked sajesh, a wonderful story writer though he wrote only one story and unfortunately this isn't seen its end till now, so far seven episodes were published and ppl are waiting whens the next part gonna come up. Please visit Not a Short Story for the story, I bet you guys would love this incomplete story...










    saj tu pukka aiseehi hai naa?? :P

    MUSIC: this category has only one blogger, none other than marutham, its not a musical blog but she regularly posts her songs with every new post, and those are really cool songs sung by her...


maru pukka looks like this, she dreams about mickey goofy, her imaginations are always in between cartoon characters...





GENERAL: ganesh comes in then, KK, gayathri, isha, these come into general categoery. Well, I picked gayathri as her posts contains mainly about day to day life hilarious incidents that shes involved in, they are really nice time pass to read I must say that...











gayatri looks like this I guess :D


PHILOSOPHY: sravanthi, krithika, Contented and pria. I would have loved to pick pria, but she already got one thinking award I will pass it to krithika, her posts are not a direct philosophy ones but her posts definitely ends with as indirect philosophical note...




may b this is how krithika looks :P







BINDAAS: My fav category, only 2 bloggers have been picked up, neha and saty. I would love to give this award to Neha but she isn't blogging that regularly these days so this leaves only saty to get the award. What can I probably say about this saty... where ever she goes bloggers have a "T" symbol hanging on their faces..(T= trouble) , one gal against so many guys, and these guys sometimes left clueless what to say next....and yea do visit her blog she rocks...









that's saty for u! =)) definitely she looks like tht...


All five tagged blog buddies rather award winning bloggies, you have to pass it on, you have simple rules to go on:
Choose five people from your blog who deserves this award.Participation rules: (Not my rules, just followed wat is written in the past from other blog awards)-

- If, and only if, you get tagged, write a post with links to 5 blogs that make you think.- Link to this post so that people can easily find the exact origin of the meme.- Display the ‘Thinking Blogger Award’ with a link to the post that you wrote.

- Display the ‘Thinking Blogger Award’ with a link to the post that you wrote.
Please, remember to tag blogs with real merits, i.e. relative content, and above all - blogs that really get you thinking.
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A.R.Rahman in asso with Indiainfo.com performed this video to support voting for tajmahal as one of the new7wonders...

Jun 16, 2007

I was dancing with her shadow... 2

I got up at six in the morning and went for jogging. On my way to Victoria grounds I met Rachana who was also going there. By the time we reached the grounds I narrated her last night incident about Raj proposing Mayuri.

"Dude, guess I know this would happen all along when he told me about Mayuri", Rachana said winking at me.

"Hmmm...great, ye bandha bolta hai ki don't tell to anyone keep this to yourself my foot..." and we both broke into laughing.

****

When I came back to my room, I heard the missed call beep from my mobile. I forgot to take my mobile with me. I looked into the missed call details in the mobile, Raj tried to call me 5 times.

"Haa ji, Ki gal hai, itni subah kaise yaad aagayethee?" I asked Raj.
"tusi kithe gayab hogayasi?"
"jogging"
"you should have called me also dumbo!"
"never mind, so wassp?"
"I don't know, I just want to talk to you yaar..."
"Sure we'll talk, ek kaam kar office se jaldi nikhaley we'll go to Eat Street"
"done, chal then cya later in the evening.."
"ok boss, cya..."

I hung up the phone and crashed onto to my bed. I could guess what's going in his mind now. After a short nap for 15 minutes I woke up and got ready to go to my office.

*****

At six in the evening Rachana and I reached Eat Street. I asked her to come along with me as she also knew about the episode. Raj came after 10 minutes.

"hi guys..."Raj said taking his seat..
"hello" we both said in unison.

"oye, party sir, you proposed a girl!" Rachana said winking at Raj
"hmmm... you guys know that I proposed Mayuri, and this happened two weeks back, but you guys have no idea what happened last night... "
"what happened?" I asked
"hmm.. she rejected me..." Raj said and looked away onto the Buddha statue in the Hussainsagar river...

... to be continued
(words 344, lines 49, paragraphs 25)

Jun 12, 2007

The monsoon..

Monsoon has arrived, and that too on time here in Hyderabad. June 4 was the date of arrival, since then the weather has become damn romantic. Becomes pitch dark in the evenings at 5 because of the gathering of dark clouds. When you come out, the cool breeze greets you, and the gentle drizzle kisses you. Umbrellas get snatched away from the hands of the girls by occasional heavy wind. Time to grab a hot cuppa steaming coffee and enjoy the weather. If only you were with your love in this damn sexy weather, those are the moments to cherish...


Hey there! call her and tell her, how much you miss her in this romantic weather, talk slowly.... can't beat that feeling, Rain, umbrella, your dearest in your arms...
(words 129, lines 11, paragraphs 2)

Jun 2, 2007

I was dancing with her shadow... 1

It was raining when I came out of my office. It was five in the evening, and the weather outside was cool, dark and romantic. I decided to go out and get drenched in the rain instead of staying back under the portico.

As I walked out I was welcomed by the rain and strong breeze. I ran towards the parking lot and pulled over my bike. I messaged Raj &Lucky to come for a cuppa chai at Cafe Love Bird.
It was six by the time I reached the cafe. Raj & Lucky waved from the table where they were sitting.
"Hi dude..." both said in unison.
"hello sirs.."
Lucky ordered two by three chai for us and Raj got cigarettes.
"Tho... wassp sir? kaisa tha aaj ka din?" lucky asked me lighting the cigarette.
"Not bad... what about you guys?"
"same to same... " Raj said having a sip of the Irani chai.
"Achha woh sab chod, movie chalna hai?" Lucky asked.
"which movie?"
"POC, pirates of Caribbean..."
"tickets milenge? it just released on friday, and getting tickets is highly impossible sir.."
"black main lelenge, big deal;"
"Did you ask girls?" Raj asked.
"Tujhe kya lagtha hai, only we guys are going, dude who's gonna stand in the Queue, girls agreed to come and getting tickets is possible I guess..." Lucky said winking at me.
"Hmm.. cool, when's the show?" I asked looking at the wall clock.
"7:15 ka show..."
"And we have just 30 minutes.."
"Chill dude...I have already asked girls to get tickets for us, and they have been waiting for more than two hours..."
"Abhey teri tho...marvayegaa kaa saale...chal jaldi karr, abi late gayetho ladhkiya jarroor pitengi .."
We reached theatre by seven and Uma, Rachana, Sameera were waiting for us at the entrance door with tickets.

After the movie we went back to our homes. I reached my home at ten fifteen. I was damn tired to eat something, so I directly went into my room and crashed in my bed.

*******

At twelve in the night my mobile started buzzing restlessly, it was Raj's call.

"Oye Kya huva yaar...itni raat ko call karraa"
"Avi dude, I told off..."
"eh? you told what and to whom?"
"I proposed Mayuri just now.."
"huh? oye what happened to Vidya?"
"We broke up last month, she said shes the wrong one for me and I appreciated her decision..woh sab baadmain...now it's Mayuri..."
"What about Mayuri? ...hey..! Mayuri is your childhood crush right?"
"yes, you guessed right..."
"Hmmm... So what did she say?"
"Nothing, she said we need to talk.."
"Hmm...Ok , chal koyi baat nahi, you sleep tight, you done nothing wrong that was a good thing you did...so don't worry we'll talk tomorrow.."
"Par..."
"oye! no par var...just go and sleep, we'll talk tomorrow for sure...you just sleep well...good night."
"Hmmm...ok, good night..."

After hanging the phone, I got up from bed and went into bathroom to wash my face. It was something which knocked me without any notice...


to be continued...
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May 21, 2007

hmm....




She is cool, she is random, she is cute, she is brainy, she is sensitive, and even though a grown up she is still a kid. She is confused. All she desires is someone who can understand her inside out, someone who just listens to her. And even if she finds one she gets confused, wonder if anyone can understand her ever better. Waiting to see her conquer the thick and untamed world around her, now that she is going to come out of the pampered world in which she was in till now.

May 16, 2007

minutes to midnight - review

This is the most anticipated album of the year 2007. You'll see the change and maturity in this album, but, honestly, I didn't want to see Linkin Park change. Jumping up and down to the LP songs of the old days can't be seen in this album, as most of the tracks are soft.

You can say it's been a disappointment for the fans of the band, but, yeah, this album will grow each time you play it. Hybrid Theory, it was mostly anger being expressed. And in Meteora there was definitely more emotional range.

Given Up, Bleed It Out, and What I've Done, are the happening tracks (well, I liked those tracks) in this album but the rest of the tracks are well worth listening too. I hope that LP will switch back to the old days in their next album.

LP new album

On May 4, 2007, 11 days before its official U.S. release, 10 days worldwide, the album "Minutes To Midnight" by Linkin Park was leaked onto several peer-to-peer networks on the internet. Later that day Mike Shinoda commented on the Linkin Park Message Board in response to the leak, however he seems to be very understanding if people have downloaded the album, thanking fans for being fans and so forth.
"To all our linkin park fans,
"we heard today that the album leaked...so i guess some of you have had a chance to hear what we've been so excited about. we're both excited and disappionted that you're hearing it right now. here's why:
"It couldn't be more exciting to give you all new music, especially after all the hard work we put into it. This album was almost a year and a half of experiments, mistakes, inspiration, and careful craftsmanship. We put everything we had into these songs, and want you to hear every second of it. I can't wait for you to absorb all the levels of meaning in the songs, and the layers of music, eventually forming your own ideas about what the songs mean to you.
"At the same time, a leak leaves out some very important parts of this piece of work. We put months of creative energy into the ART of the record, in the booklet, special edition, and big book...almost as long as it took to record hybrid theory (sic). The album has amazing photos, lyrics, and notes about how the songs came together--it's the visual half of the record. On the other hand, the super-special-edition book is packed with exclusive images, stories of the making of the songs, gorgeous art, the CD and a DVD that tells the story, showing the actual moments of inspiration caught on camera. For me, it's almost hard to imagine anyone really experiencing this album without that part of it.
"Even the song sequence alone is very important. It's WAY different to hear the songs in a random order than to listen to this record from beginning to end. At the very least, if you've already downloaded the songs, do us a huge favor and listen to them in the right order...it'll be way more rewarding.
"...that's all we wanted to say. if any of you want to be patient and hold off on downloading the album, and get the proper experience by checking out the actual piece in your hands, we applaud you for your restraint! and to everyone else who can't wait: we can't help but understand, because we're just as excited about this album coming out as you are. either way, thanks for listening, and being a fan of our music. thanks for supporting the band, see you on tour! -mike and LP"
Mike Shinoda

Track listing:

  1. "Wake" – 1:40
  2. "Given Up" – 3:09
  3. "Leave Out All the Rest" – 3:29
  4. "Bleed It Out" – 2:44
  5. "Shadow of the Day" – 4:49
  6. "what I've done" – 3:25
  7. "Hands Held High" – 3:53
  8. "No More Sorrow" – 3:41
  9. "Valentine's Day" – 3:16
  10. "In Between" – 3:16
  11. "In Pieces" – 3:38
  12. "The Little Things Give You Away" – 6:23


Length: 41:26

Minutes to Midnight Lyrics — Album lyrics on LyricWiki


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