Saturday, July 26, 2008

ROCK ON!!



dil kya kehta hai MERA kya mai batau!!
tum Ye samjhoge shayad mai PAAGAL HU!!

dil kya kehta hai MERA kya mai batau!!
tum Ye samjhoge shayad mai PAAGAL HU!!

dil karta hai TV TOWER Pe mai chadjau!:)::
CHilla chilla ke mai ye sab se kehduu
"ROCK ON"!!
hai ye WAQT ka isharaaa
"ROCK ON"
har lamha pukaara
"ROCK ON"
Yuhi dekhta hai KYA TU????
"ROCK ON"
zindagi milegi na DUBARAA!!

dil karta hai SADKO PAR ZOR SE GAUUUN
sab apne apne ghar ki KHIDKI khole!

phir mai aise joshiley geet sunau!
mere geeton ko sunke sab ye bole!

"ROCK ON"!
hai ye WAQT ka isharaaa
"ROCK ON"
har lamha pukaara
"ROCK ON"
Yuhi dekhta hai KYA TU????
"ROCK ON"
zindagi milegi na DUBARAA!!
tan tan tada taa da tan tan tada daa!

jaise jeene ko dil chahe jee vaise tu
Teri to hai bas ye raahe ki apni jitne bhi armaan hai poori karle tu!!!!
tan tan tada taa da tan tan tada daa!
"ROCK ON"!
hai ye WAQT ka isharaaa
"ROCK ON"
har lamha pukaara
"ROCK ON"
Yuhi dekhta hai KYA TU????
"ROCK ON"
zindagi milegi na DUBARAA!!



Tuesday, July 22, 2008

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Time makes Memories slip away from mind but some memories MAKE TIME SLIP Away !! Those make LIFE "THE SWEETEST":-)

Sunday, July 13, 2008

DILBERT's ONE LINERS ;-) my FAVS


1. I say no to alcohol, it just doesn't listen.


2. A friend in need is a pest indeed.

3. Marriage is one of the chief causes of divorce.


4. Work is fine if it doesn't take too much of your time.

5. When everything comes in your way you're in the wrong lane.

6. The light at the end of the tunnel may be an incoming train..

7. Born free, taxed to death.

8. Everyone has a photographic memory, some just don't have film.

9. Life is unsure; always eat your dessert first.


10. Smile, it makes people wonder what you are thinking.

11. If you keep your feet firmly on the ground, you'll have trouble putting on your pants.


12. It's not hard to meet expenses, they are everywhere.

13. I love being a writer... what I can't stand is the paperwork.

14. A printer consists of 3 main parts: the case, the jammed paper tray and the blinking red light.

15. The guy who invented the first wheel was an idiot. The guy who invented the other three, he was the genius.

16. The trouble with being punctual is that no one is there to appreciate it.


17. In a country of free speech, why are there phone bills?

18. If you cannot change your mind, are you sure you have one?

19. Beat the 5 O'clock rush, leave work at noon!


20. If you can't convince them, confuse them.

21. It's not the fall that kills you. It's the sudden stop at the end.

22. I couldn't repair your brakes, so I made your horn louder.

23. Hot glass looks same as cold glass. - Cunino's Law of Burnt Fingers

24. The cigarette does the smoking you are just the sucker.

25. Someday is not a day of the week

26. Whenever I find the key to success, someone changes the lock.

27. To Err is human, to forgive is not a Company policy.

28. The road to success.... Is always under construction.

29. Alcohol doesn't solve any problems, but if you think again, neither does Milk.

30. In order to get a Loan, you first need to prove that you don't need it.

??.and here's the best of the lot


31. All the desirable things in life are either illegal, expensive, fattening or married to someone else

Thursday, July 10, 2008

"The F!RsT dAy"

The first day at hostel on the first day of Engineering,

If only I could see a known person..I started peering

Caught the vague smile of a new girl who was equally anxious,

The thought of leaving home making me obnoxious!!


Rounded the college once trying to recognise any known faces,

College greenery won my heart, and even the garden of hybrid roses!

The first sight of F.E.D. or Fresh Man Engg Department,

Filled high spirits in me and even caused resentment!


LIKE JACK OF ALL TRADES learnt many new things

Half day classes with phy,chem and engineering drawings!

The first Engg Graphics class with drafters on shoulders!

As if ready to battle with swords in holders!


Reading Novels, magazines and gossiping,

Lunch breaks Evening chats and mass-bunking!

Sitting in the last benches and doing lecturer’s mime,

Got used to One night stand when comes the exams time!!


Farewell parties, Slam books first day turned to last day so soon,

Felt only at the final departure that College is also a boon!

The first day as a professional started,

Never ending story and we will never get parted!!!:-)
--------By Afshan--------------------

Monday, July 7, 2008

And I keep on waiting...(read som wer n liked it so its here!)

Its 8:15 a.m. and I stand here in the bus stop waiting for the office
bus to arrive. I stand here in the same manner as I did a few years
back waiting for my college bus. Little did I know then that things
would change so much in 2 years; the sky under which I am standing
seems to be looking at me and smiling .. It is perhaps the only thing
that has acted as a witness .. watching the transformation of a loud
and bubbly person into a quiet professional.

I wouldn't blame the professionalism for the change though. It is
destiny, or may be you could call it life. Yes Life, esoteric in the
true sense, for one does not understand why you meet hundreds of people
everyday, work with so many, and still remain lonely.

I am now in one of the corner seats in the bus, looking out of the
window watching people trying to catch up with "life" .. It's an hour's
journey and the only company that I generally have is the chatter of
the RJ. I seldom notice the person sitting next to me, for its going to
be yet another stranger or may be you could say another acquaintance.
It is annoying at times when the radio is switched off, not because I
am cut off from the melody but because I would now be thrust with
thoughts of the solitary journey ahead.

I can't help thinking about the short bus journeys to college ... well
it's a paradox to call a distance of 30 KMs "short", but that is how it
always seemed. A typical college day always begins in the bus with all
the familiar faces; you look forward for all your friends to get in
from the various stops, the reasonless giggles, the loud laughter that
were stifled to avert the eyes of the lecturers and professors who
would watch on us as if we were their prospective prey for the day ....
well as I said it was a different life then. The pleasant memories of
college are in itself good enough to save me from the misery of the bus
journey.

I notice that it is time for me to get down and flash my smile of
acknowledgement to all the known strangers that I see as I approach my
cubicle. A few of my colleagues greet me with their morning wishes and
as always, we exchange our pleasantries. Discussions jump to the
weekend plans and I wonder what I'd do over the weekend.

It would be just another day staring at the mobile, wishing it would
ring and bring back some wonderful moments that are now missing in life
or maybe the safer option would be to come to office, for it's my new

founded World these days. A few years back, weekends or weekdays
didn't matter to me, I was always busy. I always stood doubting the
authenticity of the wall clock that seemed to be in running too fast to
perceive its movement. Alas, now it seems as though my clock is
suffering from some kind of paralytic attack.
There is a time in life, where one needs to go ahead, leaving behind
your friends and carrying along only memories. You do make new friends,
but then you never get the old close ones ... you do meet people who'd
be so good to you that you could tell them anything and everything, but
you do not find a person to whom you needn't say things ... friends who
just know you. Occasional calls from such friends, have been the only
thing that I seem to look forward to ...However, I cant help but notice
the uneasy pause that lingers around the conversation ..A pause not
because of the relationship, but because it is too short a duration to
say everything, and of course you cannot completely rule out the
paucity of words!

As I sip coffee from the ubiquitous coffee mug, watching the drops of
rain, trickling down the tinted glass panes, veiling the scenic beauty
outside, I tell myself, may be there will be a day when things will
change, when life will offer a rewind, a recap of all the events and I
just have to wait.

Capricious are the ways of life, for I know there would be many who'd
be able to empathize with me, ironically, even the dear ones that I
miss this moment, waiting perhaps...!!

And I keep on waiting......

Sunday, July 6, 2008

ANT and THE grassHopper!!


Do you want to be stated as developed or developing?

Think it over


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Really a class analogy..

An Old Story:

The Ant works hard in the withering heat all summer building its house
and laying up supplies for the winter.

The Grasshopper thinks the Ant is a fool and laughs & dances &
plays the summer away.
Comes winter, the Ant is warm and well fed. The Grasshopper has no
food or shelter so he dies out in the cold.


Indian Version:

The Ant works hard in the withering heat all summer building its house
and laying up supplies for the winter.
Grasshopper thinks the Ant's a fool and laughs & dances &
plays the summer away.
Come winter, the shivering Grasshopper calls a press conference and
demands to know why the Ant should be allowed to be warm and well
fed while others are cold and starving. NDTV, BBC, CNN show up to
provide pictures of the shivering Grasshopper
next to a video of the Ant in his comfortable home with a table
filled with food.

The World is stunned by the sharp contrast. How can this be that this
poor Grasshopper is allowed to suffer so?

Arundhati Roy stages a demonstration in front of the Ant's house.

Medha Patkar goes on a fast along with other Grasshoppers demandin
g that
Grasshoppers be relocated to warmer climates during winter .

Mayawati states this as `injustice' done on Minorities.

Amnesty International and Koffi Annan criticize the Indian Government
for not upholding the fundamental rights of the Grasshopper.

The Internet is flooded with online petitions seeking support to the
Grasshopper (many promising Heaven and Everlasting Peace for
prompt support as against the wrath of God for non-compliance).

Opposition MPs stage a walkout. Left parties call for 'Bengal
Bandh' in West Bengal and Kerala demanding a Judicial Enquiry.


CPM in Kerala immediately passes a law preventing Ants from working
hard in the heat so as to bring about equality of poverty among Ants and
Grasshoppers.

Lalu Prasad allocates one free coach to Grasshoppers on all Indian
Railway Trains, aptly named as the 'Grasshopper Rath'.

Finally, the Judicial Committee drafts the ' Prevention of
Terrorism
Against Grasshoppers Act' [POTAGA], with effect from the beginning
of the winter.

Arjun Singh makes 'Special Reservation ' for Grasshoppers in
Educational Institutions & in Government Services.

The Ant is fined for failing to comply with POTAGA and having
nothing left to pay his retroactive taxes,it's home is confiscated by the
Government and handed over to the Grasshopper in a ceremony covered
by NDTV.

Arundhati Roy calls it ' A Triumph of Justice'.

Lalu calls it 'Socialistic Justice '.

CPM calls it the ' Revolutionary Resurgence of the Downtrodden '
Koffi Annan invites the Grasshopper to address the UN General
Assembly.

Many years later...
The Ant has since migrated to the US and set up a multi-billion
dollar company in Silicon Valley,
100s of Grasshoppers still die of starvation despite reservation
somewhere
in
India,


.
..AND




As a result of loosing lot of hard working Ants and feeding the
grasshoppers,
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.
.
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.
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.
.
India is still a developing country¦!!!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

"THE HEAVENLY COORG TRIP!!"

The day started with less spirits as the journey was long and tiresome in the bus from Hyd to Mysore then all the way to COORG!!:) To Mysore it was roughly one night journey with two disgusting movies in the AIRAVAT of Karnataka!I always feel irritated by the schedule of the boring movies they play in the buses.Shaadi No:1 and Ek duje ke liye made me YAWN but couldn’t sleep coz of the hell lot of disturbance!!I didn’t get how two people can love so much so filmily even in a film !! then the tragic death they meet by the end of the movie :(!!The journey was half fun half boring .The session of the movies ended with Om Shanti Om in the morning till bus halted at Mysore with a small Intermission late night for rest:(.We halted at the dairy guest house to freshen up and do some shopping in Mysore before we start for Coorg! Was sleepy coz of journey the night before.Had to wait at the Mysore Diary when Papa went to meet his friend there reviving all the memories of his Old office which made him active but parallely made me sleep coz of long waiting !Finally Dad was back after a coffee and chitchat with his buddy.We had Lunch at a famous restaurant in Mysore in a stereotypic Carnatic style with a paapad,dal,poori,Achaar curry ghee sambar and what not..It was Yummy!! and heavyyy!Leaving Mysore with out purchasing a Mysore Silk Saree is insulting the city.Mom bought one and gifted me one (though I would be rarely wearing it!!Saree the most b’ful and most uncomfortable dress of INDIA ;-)!)We started for Coorg which is a hill station a district 120 KMS from Mysore in a BUS! The journey wasn’t up to the mark of my imaginations as myself and my bro were disappointed by the hot climate out !Had an Ice candy on the way which relaxed me a bit.We were chit chatting loudly and weren’t aware when we touched the borders of coorg! The COOL breeze and dense Greenery on both sides of the road invited us to a new world! which was so inviting that we forgot what was our topic of conversation.Sat silent and enjoyed the climate ..with situational songs being played like ruth aagai re ruth chagai re :) which filled high spirits among all of us.Cool breeze cloudy sky and occasional drizzle all in all was awesome!The dense forests and the familiar forest sounds like birds chirping and some strange sort of sounds finally made me feel WE ARE THERE IN COORG! Kushalnagar was more of a forest Area with the B’ful HAARANGI DAM where we stayed through out the trip in the middle of the forest in a guest house!Madikeri----HeadQuarters of Coorg is a beautiful town situated at a high altitude and all the houses there were scattered here and there at different levels of altitude as if in a Amphitheatre :-)!All the way we were capturing all the beautiful spots we came across with our diggy cam!We rarely get vegetarian food in Coorg! The place being so cool people there prefer having NV food and HOT DRINKS !Was bored to death with the intake of nonveg.By the end of the trip I was craving for my favourite Aloo khurma and Bhendi Fry( made by mom!)
The first day we entirely spent in the journey and getting settled in the guest house at Kushal Nagar!The first place we visited the next day was TalaCauvery the birth place of cauvery river in side a temple (Of which god am not sure)but a very B'ful place which got imprinted in my BRAIN!As soon as we entered the place which was some 3500ft high to the madekeri town .The morning heat was strong enough to activate the sebacious glands(oil glands! in Laymans terms)We were wondering how come at such an altitude we were sweating!!All of a sudden surroundings became chilly with cool breeze and sudden clouds drifting our way :)I felt as if there was some Solar Eclipse looking at the sudden darkness!Fog filled the entire place as if some one has sprayed it using enormous sprayers! Nothing was visible for 5--10min!!and the lonely benches with lamp posts covered in the dense fog made me feel I entered some FAIRY LAND a fascinating world which i always wanted to visit!!With mild sun the fog got showered as drizzle!and the cycle of sun--fog--drizzle continued for some more time.I climbed up 350 steps for a better view down the valley and was panting hard by the time I climbed down the same steps a total 700!!Purchased the famous Coorg Coffee and Honey on our way back from TalaCauvery!The place is famous for tea coffee plantations obviously being at such a high altitude. Visited same old historical places like TOMBS of some RAJA and blah blah!! as a part of the trip to cover all the spots, our Driver explaining the significance of each and every spot!

The below pic shows the peak point of Tala cauvery














A Hindu Raja some VeeraRajendras tomb who was killed by Tipusultan is still worshipped by few local people!The evening view and sunset of Madikeri seen from RajaSeat(THE MOST WONDERFUL view point)is just speechless.The fog,different kind of flowers(esp: white lillies),the deep down valley and the sun set was an UNBEATABLE COMBO!Kings way was the only restaurant at KushalNagar where we found that food is good enough (digestable i can say with less oil and good taste :))















I was awestruck by the hospitality of the town people there.The way they treat the tourists as guests and the kind heart they have which is missing among the crowded cities these days!
A place is finally decided as good better or best by the crowd there!Geographically whatever may be the intensity of the beauty of the place!Even in this aspect I can give full marks to Coorg in making us feel at home!ABBY waterfalls
---One more Superb spot where i felt like spending the whole evening but had to leave coz of time constraint!Falls were less dense with not much rainfall at this period of year but were beautiful enough to arrest our eyes!Had a strong coffee on the way back from falls which added extra energy:)700 steps at TalaCauvery jammed my legs.Still I was moving in a trans as if in a dream.Fascinated by the beauty of Coorg...forgot the leg sprain completely!







The next day was more ex
citing at the forests of Dubare with elephants and rafting though i didnt experience rafting!Only my bro did(Ithought better luck next time with
friends:))The experience of sitting on the rocks in the midst of a high current Cauvery river was mind blowing though faced Mama's taunts now and then "Not to go too far"!By afternoon around 12:30 there was a heavy current of water may be coz of rains up the hills was my guess;-)There used to be 6 elephants but as 4 of them have disappeared in to the forest!the elephant rider's business was heavily effected with less customers per day.All in all it was a cooland green(Not to be mentioned again but still!!)experience on the banks of Cauvery river.We visited a dense bamboo park where the cottages, shops every thing was constructed with bamboo..A deer park and a strong rope way are worth mentioning there.

Our final destination in COORG was the "GOLDEN TEMPLE" a place for Buddhist Monks! among who there were priests and even students who came all the way from Tibet to study buddhism to India!The architecture of the temple and their prayers with loud music were very new to me!They write some thing in the memory of the dead people and priests on some
silk clothes which are tied outside the temple to the trees!Purchased a beautiful bag,bracelet and the chiming metal bells from the Tibetian stalls there.The bell is believed to be a strong LUCKY CHARM in Tibet.If I keep aside this LUCK FACTOR the sole reason I purchased it is "It was soooo damn cute!:)"
By evening as I started realising the trip was about to end I already felt sick and remembered the leg pain bothering me from the past 2days;)The same old office when I am back to Hyderabad and the same old work and the rush on the roads...traffic jams ...Pollution filled journey blurred my mind and made me weak.I even got a wild idea of getting settled in that place making coffee&Honey business as my occupation(exporting them to other places!)As all this is just a whim ...after having hot and tasty pakoda and tea at a near by hotel and the last supper at Coorg which had Chicken Shorba and a tasty Rasam made by our guest house cook KrishnaMurthy(who proudly said he is 35yrs experienced in cooking!)and sleeping soundly that night, packed our luggages the very next morning to start to Bangalore !!:(

The moment I was leaving COORG I promised to myself "I will come back"!Halted at Mysore for the afternoon food and started to Bangalore to catch the flight for the return journey!which was adventurous enough as we reached the wrong airport (old one)coz of the wrong information given by my papas DOST!!(grrr!)We reached Devanahalli(new airport)just in time passing all the polluted roads , crowds,dirty traffic signals of the "Garden city" (each signal on average was for 5min:().Taking wrong roads now and then ..getting more and more late and requesting the Indigo people that we are almost at airport (Which was a waste trial)!We finally reached the airport at 7:15 while the flight is at 7:30.Ran like mad in to the airport and were relieved when we were informed "flight is delayed by 25min"!! uffff....so the heavenly TRIP ended with a hell lotta tension in Bengalaru!which reminded me Coorg more n more!Finally reached Hyderabad at about 8:45 PM sharp (Less than half of the time spent on Bengalooru ROADS ;-))!
As soon as i landed on Hyderabad the immediate thing i realised was "OMMMI GODD MY LEGS are PAINING LIKE HELL"!!but nothing can be a reason now to take rest at home..HAD TO GO TO OFFICE with heavy heart filled with all the light cloud like cool memories of coorg!Shared the snaps among all the Friends,the memories lingering afresh in my mind..."HATS OFF" to the COOL--COORG :)
--------By Afshan--------------------

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