December 13, 2013

A Note to Self

A smooth ascent is all we need,
A sorrow-less life to the Almighty, I plead!
Good deeds, we all must do
Yes, without any further ado!!!!

Intentions good, we must keep
To help out people, that we can reach (to)
Doing right, when not being noted
Is the way in the Supreme's eye, we’d be doted

Peace of mind, we crave for
God has always blessed us; 
with way more than we have asked for

I humbly address the Divine,
To give me foresight,
So that I can lead a life that is
Simple, fulfilling and bright!

He helps us throw away these rotten slices
Greed, jealously, avarice and the other vices
The unseen Force enriches our living
Keeps us away from materialistic cravings

Up we go, in the ladder of life
Keeping in mind what’s wrong and right
Uplifting others, with gaiety & might
To the Lord from up above,
wouldn't this be a wonderful sight?

November 15, 2013

Situational Musing


so cheer up, as the God's have sent
challenges and opportunities for you on rent
even if for something, you are hell-bent
only those things happen, that are for you meant

refrain from indulging in anything in the present
that'll make you & your tomorrow repent
analyzing the time till now you've spent
cannot change already the incurred dents

confusion persists at most times
all I'm doing now is whine :-|
the time now is not all that fine
hence sat down, to type a poem that rhymes :P

hopeless as i can get
riding a low tide now, you bet
its not hard as it now seems
life looks like an unfinished dream

having loads to achieve in life
where problems are a rife
its just as if at my neck, pointed a knife
why does success come only after strife?

crucial decisions for me await
how much of me is this gonna take?
body mind & soul, this does consume
all will be good thereafter, i presume


October 10, 2013

Life - As we know it!

Living life in totality
Is nothing but acceptance
of the magnanimity of life
The tiniest of our actions
that ripple repercussions
The realization of the Self
Belief in the Formless
Enjoying the everyday Chaos
Knowing that it will all eventually settle
Accepting death
Knowing that we make an impact on
every single person we meet
Acceptance of Life of every form
The Evolution of our Mind
The flowering of our thoughts
To Love, To be loved
Overcoming laziness
Liking being busy
Taking a stand in this slippery world
And marking a place for ourselves
In-spite of knowing that nothing is forever
The realization that some people are more fortunate than the others
And that everyone is running a race, one of a kind
Stop judging people
Knowing that bad things don't last, it never does!
Facing hardships head-on
Breaking down; Gearing up again!!
Living life in totality is being grateful
For everything
This Life
This very moment
Being still from within despite all the commotion and the madness
Life is amusing....
Life is amazing...
When we live life in totality
As a spectator of all events
With acceptance
With great courage
We survive, We live, We thrive!!!!

September 22, 2013


The whole world seems to be living with a blurry definition of friendship. Knowing someone for a long time doesn't really make them a friend. There are associations we make in various stages of life. There are acquaintances. Loads of em. People you know, 'just know'! But how well? How deep? And how truly? It's popularly said that people come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime.... 

Irrespective of the phase of life you are in, the most important thing is keeping that person involved and informed about the important happenings in your life, however busy you get. It's crazy seeing everyone calling everyone a friend these days. I often feel sad about the illusion in which people live in.... 

  • I know my neighbor since 18 years, I can in no way call the lady my friend. 
  • You attend grad school with so many people. How on earth can you call all of them your friends? Does their posting "Happy Birthday!" once in a year on your Facebook wall make them your friend? :-O 

It's not about approving or rejecting people. It's more about the people you really connect with and wanna associate yourself with. Not everyone that comes in your life should be a friend nor will be worthy of being one! One true friend is enough for life... in all probability you'll living in different states...or even worse... different countries.... distance never is a barrier with such close friends..!!! :) 

Everyone is not a friend, neither an enemy, many frenemies though ;) but that one person who becomes a true friend becomes nothing less than family! So quit calling everyone a friend because they really ain't :-P :-P 

August 11, 2013

Chennai Express (2013) - Review

The King of Romance is not the King of Comedy but it was a not an attempt that has gone in vain! For some, Deepika's good looks might have compensated for horrible Tamil accent!  Nevertheless, the film having the Ready Steady Po tag line takes off at a steady pace. The film is funny at most places, lame at a few instances. SRKs dialogue delivery & acting can never be questioned. He is the King Khan!!!! The songs are fun, vibrant and colorful with a Tamilian touch which is pleasant to the ear.  

Given the script, I think the characters have done their bit! Chennai Express, atleast for SRK Fans is definitely a watch... Because, we love the man for what he is  It was nice seeing some well known actors from the Tamil Film Industry. Moreover, having an upper hand of understanding the Tamil in the film made my movie viewing experience more enjoyable!  

Go for it, guys!!! Enjoy the ride!!!!

August 8, 2013

A Literary Refugee

I am your Master
You!... not my Slave!!

I enlighten your mind and
nourish your soul

Having burried your fears aside
You come to Me
Take refuge in Me
All you want is to break-free
From what IS

You crave for more....
....I give you more

You smile :)
Thereby making me happy

Let me import you to my world
that is Surreal
Let's travel together
Whilst our spines
are wound to one another

For it is NOT you
Who has chosen me

Certainly, it is 
Me who has Chosen You

July 2, 2013

Hi; Hi | Hru; Gud. U? | Gud. Ttyl | Bye

In the good old days keeping in contact demanded a lot of effort because of the modes of communication that existed; writing letters, post cards and then going to the post office buying stamps and posting them, making calls from a phone booth... Long distance communication took effort. And, people were willing to go an extra mile (literally) for it! :)

But these days in-spite of having so many modes of communication, the whole process doesn't seem to have substance... the content is really crap... it isn't serving any purpose. On a single click (rather touch ;)) we can make a call...send a sms... and now most of us use applications like WhatsApp which is a great tool for being in contact... We send Emails, use Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn etc. The internet has really been a boon to all of us. But still the quality of communication has decreased. Grammatically incorrect English is being used. There are brief conversations with actually no content. Example- the title of the post. :-P which is the sole motivation for me to write this post. That's the kinda conversations people have these days. 

The main reason for this I think is the surplus availability of modes of communication and the over-availability of people in these places. Always online. Ready to chat. But about what? Nothing. And then, to top everything these days we can even find out when the person was last online. This is total invasion of these modes on our privacy. :-P  

On a concluding note, I just want to say that I hope that even if people talk once in a while its fine but they should have something substantial to talk about and share rather than giving replies like "good"/ "fine"/"ok" for every question!

Go ahead guys and let me see you have a real conversation! ;-)

June 15, 2013

When Ignorance Becomes Idiotic!

OK. This is it. Things have gone over the top for me! :-P

Noted and agreed, everyone is made fun of. The favorite targets being Bengalis, South Indians, Biharis & Gujjus. But to an ignorant man, what is projected is imprinted in his grey matter and often wrongly assumed and accepted. It's just so sad seeing the pre-conceived notions that most North Indians have about South Indians. And today, I'm gonna clear it! Jaago graahak jaago! :-P

1) The Definition of South India
This is first and foremost concept that has to be cleared to the concerned people :-P There are 4 States namely Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala & Tamil Nadu. (Also UTs Pondicherry and Lakshadweep) :-P

2) We all are not MADRAASEES !!!
Chennai was Madras before. But long ago. Not now. People from TN are Tamilians. From Kerala are Keralites/ Malayalees. From Andhra Pradesh are Andhraites. and the ones from Karnataka are Kannadigas. Kindly get this right. So in future, don't call ANY South Indian a Madraasi!

3) We all don't speak the same language!! Even though it sounds all the same to you! :-P
Andhraites speak Telugu.
Kannadigas speak Kannada.
Keralites speak Malayalam.
Tamilians speak Tamil.

It's like saying Marathi and Gujarati are same! Is it? LOL!

Two languages might be similar, but not same. If they all sound the same to you, then it is your inability to distinguish between them! ;-P

4) Idli Dosa Vada Sambar!!!
Oh my gosh! We all don't keep eating Idli Dosa Vada Uthapam & Sambar all the time!!! There are other delicacies as well. That too different ones in all the four states. Plus, making the batter for dosa and idli is a tedious task so the next time when you see a South Indian friend don't pester him for big home-made idli sambar treat for your whole group! :-P Mind it! ;-) Romba Khastam! ;-)

5) Bharatanatyam...
It's not the only dance form we know!! That typical neck movement. That typical hand mudra and that typical eye movement. ;-) For the sweet love of God, believe me when I say this. This is not the only way we dance. Because in any Hindi Film or Serial this is what is portrayed! SO LAME! *facepalm*
FYI- Kerala is famous for its dance form called Kathakali.
Karnataka for Dollu Kunitha and Veeragaase Dance.
Andhra Pradesh for Kuchipudi & Kolattam.

6) All South Indians are not DARK SKINNED!
In many places, a South Indian is depicted often as a person with dark skin. This is totally wrong. And it's not at all true. I can give you several examples. Sridevi. Hema Malini. Rekha. Vidya Balan. Me. :-P
So kindly remove such inappropriate notions from your mind! North India has their own share of dark skinned people so why this racism for South Indians?

7) All South Indians are Intelligent. Ofcourse........not!
All states have people with all kinds of intellects. So when people say that all South Indians are brainy or intelligent I don't fully agree! But feels good while hearing that and there might be a good reason why people feel so! ;-)

8) South Indian women don't wear Silk Kanjeevaram Sarees everyday! :-P
Often this is how a South Indian woman is depicted but she surely is decked up so for an occasion but not daily!! You think that in the horrible weather that Chennai has one could wear a heavy silk saree everyday!? No way!

9) South Indian Festivals!
A dear friend of mine always used to wish me on Onam! And, I always used to tell her that I don't celebrate Onam. Well she hasn't got that till now! :-P
Onam is celebrated by Malayalees.
Pongal by Tamilians.
Ugadi by Andhraites and Kannadigas.
Well, is this so hard to remember? ;-)

I dunno what's with the big fuss about representing South Indians in a horribly derogatory way in Hindi Films. Well, it's funny upto a certain extent but it surely doesn't make sense if it's over-done and most importantly wrongly-done. And do pray tell me, how many of you North Indians are willing to learn Tamil or Malayalam and survive & settle in South India? You'll atleast find a handful of South Indians in North India who have picked up Hindi and are managing excellently!

Bollywood movies/ serials and ADs portray South Indians in a stereotyped way, which really hurts their sentiments. Seen that Voltas AD with Murthy & Meenakshi? :-P SRKs awful portrayal of a South Indian in Ra.One as Shekar Subramanium wherein he eats Maggi & Curd (Ewww) and the way he speaks Hindi in a dialect. Mehmood Ali's role as Master Pillai in Padosan (Ek Chatur Naar Badi Hoshiyaar). Haha! And so many more!

Well, I have perhaps taken all these and so many more in a lighter vein but the credit for this write up will totally go to Deepika Padukone for ANYONE'S WORST EVER portrayal of a South Indian in Hindi Cinema (Chennai Express)! This is the effect of just the TRAILER on me.
Awful. Terrible. The Agony. So Insulting and Lame! Being a Kannadiga yourself, you should have done a better job! Next time, you step into Tamil Nadu be careful you might be welcomed by rotten tomatoes! :-P :-P This time, your good looks ain't gonna save you as you have surely disappointed even your biggest South Indian Fan, I BET!! Hah!

May 4, 2013

Cancer - The Zodiac

1.                 Cancer is known as the peacemaker of the zodiac.
2.                 Cancer females are domestic goddesses who bond easily and separate with great difficulty.
3.                 Cancer signs can be summed up in two words: Family People
4.                 Cancer females are about the 3 Ms : Money, Marriage & Motherhood
5.                 Cancer: Emotional, Cautious & Reliable.
6.                 Cancer qualities: Fertility, Domesticity and Maternal instinct.
7.                 A cancer is very protective of their loved ones & act without a second thought for defense.
8.                 Cancer's have a personality that's magnetic on so many levels.
9.                 Cancer ladies are wifey material. Why? They're loving, caring, affectionate & sensual.
10.              Cancer women are here to remind us of the sanctity of family and the home.
11.              Cancer feels every emotion 100 times deeper than anyone else.
12.              If  Cancer were a thing, they would be the home, a shelter from the storm.
13.              If  Cancer believe in something they live up to it.
14.              Cancer hates crowds
15.              A  Cancer woman values family above everything else in her life.
16.              Cancer kids are those mature kids who act like a kid in a grown up way.
17.              Cancer will always choose family over ANYTHING & are very protective.
18.              Cancer remembers everything.
19.              Cancer appreciates the small things
20.              Cancer women are very loving. They want to hold you all day if they can. We love to hug.
21.              Cancer mothers make people without kids want to have kids
22.              Cancers are thinkers! No matter where we are, we are thinking, thinking, thinking..
23.              Cancer's love attention. They just want to be loved.
24.              Cancers are talented and creative which is why whatever they do will most likely turn heads. We put thought into our actions.
25.              A Cancer is good at listening and making others feel good.
26.              The best thing you could ever do is tell a Cancer how much you want and need them in your life.
27.              If you're having issues or simple problems, Cancer is the sign to go to for advice.
28.              Cancer thinks of their home as “nest” and believes it is the safest place for them.
29.              Cancer are shy and sweet. So sweet, they never see the bad in people.
30.              A  Cancer will try to save you from something even if you dont need saving. It's their nurturing nature!
31.              The  Cancer sign when in a relationship are loyal and find it hard to understand why people cheat.
32.              If  Cancer open up to you, then you're probably special.
33.              It scares everyone how much  Cancer care about you.
34.              Cancer are wonderful storytellers. Once they loosen up you'll enjoy listening to their funny anecdotes.
35.              Cancer females are very alluring. If you are lucky enough to catch a crab, you'll be hooked. There is a reason why 69 is their sign.
36.              Cancer, know the world is a fun place if you are brave enough to step outside your home!
37.              Cancer takes love and friendship seriously
38.              Cancers want to be able to depend on you.
39.              Nevertheless, listen to a  Cancers criticisms they are often accurate and will allow you to better yourself.
40.              The more  Cancer can count on you, the greater your reward.
41.              Cancers are upbeat, friendly, and devoted to creating meaningful friendships.
42.              Cancer value their family life more than any professional success.
43.              Cancers have a dynamic charm and are usually quiet and unassuming.
44.              Cancer is not ruled by a planet but rather by a satellite: the moon. It's responsible for their many mood swings!
45.              Cancer feels everything very deeply.
46.              Cancer love their home & will spend delightful hours furnishing it to their taste.
47.              Cancers are not afraid to fight for whatever they want.
48.              A  Cancer: Key phrase: “I Feel.”
49.              As a Cancer you are all about family, whether the one you were born into or the one you created over time.
50.              Make a wish near a Cancer that trusts you and you bet they'll try their hardest to make it happen.
51.              A  Cancer will not only meet your expectations, but we'll also exceed your expectations.
52.              Cancer woman love being protected by a strong male.
53.              Cancer is all about love, love, love.
54.              For a Cancer, security is a top priority. They are definitely strong and protective of home turf.
55.              Cancer is the warmest people you'll meet, always cracking jokes, complimenting you and always bringing a smile to your face.
56.              Cancers have very high expectations for ourselves and everyone else around us.
57.              Take care of Cancer, and they will take even more care of you.
58.              Cancer never allow anybody to disrespect their loved ones.
59.              What bestfriends love about Cancer are their trustworthy and honesty.
60.              Cancer are sensitive, they over think very little thing and they care more than they should, but that's what makes their love so strong.
61.              A  Cancer has no interest in making shallow, meaningless connections with people.
62.              Cancer likes a person who will take initiative and take the first step.
63.              Family will always be #1 to a  Cancer and that's something you just gonna have to respect.
64.              Sometimes Cancer fall too fast, crash too hard, forgive too easily, and care too much.
65.              Cancer's listen carefully and then decide.
66.              Because Cancer's are such emotional thinkers they often find themselves questioning their motives even if their intentions were right.
67.              A Cancer will not stay where they are not needed.
68.              Cancer doesn't care if it's 1am, 2am 3am, or 4am. If you call and they care about you... They will answer.
69.              Cancer try not to miss you, they try to let go, but in the end, you're always on their mind.
70.              Cancer's tend to not be very selfish as they put others before themselves.
71.              Cancers are willing to help in any situation
72.              Cancer are more attracted to interesting people rather than hot people.
73.              Being observant and clever goes a long way with a  Cancer.
74.              A  Cancer can make you happy without even trying.
75.              When  Cancer is mad, expect one word responses.
76.              Cancer can be very picky about few things. They have high standards.
77.              Cancer signs would rather stay in and be cozy rather than go out drinking.
78.              Cancer is happy at home, just spending time with the one they care about.
79.              Cancer are the type to stay by your side through the toughest of times when everyone else has walked away.
80.              Cancer need to make sure that the important people in their lives know they are important before it's too late.
81.              Cancer is not much of a follower. They accomplish more when they go solo. They just need the freedom.
82.              Cancer express their emotions in actions more than words. They can look completely annoyed and still will tell you they're fine.
83.              Never underestimate Cancer ability to find things out.
84.              Cancer builds a hard shell around their soft heart.
85.              Cancer are hard to fool. They are very good at picking up on what is really going on and putting together clues.
86.              As a Cancer your true drive is to provide something of real value.
87.              If Cancer text "K", it actually mean "I'm done talking to you."
88.              Cancer's can get caught up in the chase for finer things.
89.              Cancer's remember everything good and bad that you've done to them.
90.              Cancer could stay up all night just by letting their thoughts take over.
91.              When a Cancer is upset, our silence tells it all.
92.              Cancer deeply emotional. They use their instincts to sense the feelings and needs of others.
93.              Cancer would rather go through hell with you, than start over with someone else.
94.              Cancer get hurt more than they deserve because they love more than their partners deserve.
95.              As a Cancer you will sacrifice anything and everything for your family and partner.
96.              Cancer can go from loving you deeply to wanting absolutely nothing to do with you in just a matter of seconds
97.              If a Cancer gives you attention, respond to it. Don't ever take them for granted, and never ignore them.
98.              Cancer always give without remembering and always receive without forgetting.
99.              Cancer are naturally free spirited people. Entertained and honest.
100.          Cancer want to know you'll choose them over others.
101.          Cancer forgive some people even if they don't deserve it, just so they'll continue to have them in their life.
102.          A  Cancer will refuse to part with anything which has any kind of sentimental value.
103.          Cancer needs a stable partner they can hold on to.
104.          All Cancer speak at least five languages : English, Profanity, Sarcasm, Truth and Love.
105.          A  Cancer like surprises, but only if they are pleasant ones and the timing is right.
106.          A Cancer will know a person better than they know themselves.
107.          Late night conversations are usually the ones that Cancer mean the most.
108.          Cancer truly respect the people who stay strong, even when they have every right to break down.
109.          Be supportive and give compliments to a Cancer. They need it terribly.
110.          Cancer's tend to not be very selfish as they think of others before them.
111.          It's not that Cancer are extremely emotional, it's that their emotions are deep and fragile and shouldn't be messed with.
112.          Cancer girls don't dress to impress boys, they dress to "out-dress" other girls.
113.          Cancer start where they are, use what they have, do what they can
114.          Cancer is driven by the need to look after things.
115.          Sometimes people will think a Cancer is holding a grudge when we've actually just lost interest.
116.          Cancer biggest mistake is that they avoid the faults of people they love.
117.          Cancer don't wish it were easier. They wish if they were even better.
118.          Cancer can't stand looking at people who break their trust.
119.          Cancer have too much pride to let you walk all over them. If they feel like they're not getting the respect they deserve, they're gone.
120.          Cancer girls can be sensitive but they are stronger than you think.
121.          Ignoring Cancer will get you nowhere but erased and replaced.
122.          As a Cancer, Your beauty comes from your generosity, your sympathetic nature and your realistic self-image.
123.          It takes a lot for Cancer to let someone it takes a lot for  Cancer to let them out.
124.          Cancer speak only when it is true, it is kind and it is necessary.
125.          To sooth a moody  Cancer, a slight touch on their shoulder or a concerned look is enough
126.          Cancer can be very nice, but they will never allow someone to disrespect them and get away with it.
127.          As a Cancer, in relationships you are affectionate, sensitive and loyal. You can capture the heart of many with so little time.
128.          Cancer always think of more clever things they should have said after an argument is over.
129.          Cancer hate leaving a bad argument without fixing anything. They want to be happy with the person.
130.          Cancer are never attached unless they truly love that person.
131.          Cancer will avoid conversation with you if they don't like you, but may still be polite to you, because they have class.
132.          Cancer can turn their heart cold as ice and be careless after having the reason to.
133.          Cancer’s are generous givers and humble and grateful receivers.
134.          Cancer hates hanging around waiting for things to happen.
135.          You miss  Cancer? But you're not doing anything about it...Sounds convincing.
136.          When a Cancer feels that something is going to happen, or instinctively "knows" what decision to make chances are they're always right.
137.          Sometimes Cancer wish they could hurt you the way you hurt them. But they know, if they had the chance to, they wouldn't.
138.          Taking a Cancer's kindness as weakness is the biggest mistake any person can make.
139.          Cancer are always silently correcting people's grammar...
140.          Cancer are probably the most quick witted, quick actioned, sarcastic people of the zodiac.
141.          Cancer can be tenacious, persistent and unyielding. What they want they tend to get
142.          Cancer observes everything but trusts only their gut feelings.
143.          Cancer seems to have two personalities. One is very outgoing, funny and quirky. The other is shy, moody and antisocial.
144.          Cancers like to be in control at all times.
145.          Cancer never responds to negativity or ignorance, they are not even worth their time.
146.          Appreciate everything a Cancer does for you. Even the little things. If its 1thing that irritates us it’s an unappreciative person.
147.          Cancer are nice people just trying to live life the best that they can
148.          Sometimes Cancer fear getting close to people because they think everyone will eventually walk out of their life no matter how close.
149.          Cancer are attracted by looks, but personality makes them stay.
150.          A  Cancer can always be seen standing by people in their time of need.
151.          Cancer waste no time with people who doubt their honesty.
152.          Not many people will win the heart of a  Cancer. When a Cancer picks a lover, it's a special moment.
153.          When Cancer texts you, it means they miss you.
154.          Cancers are constantly thinking about a million things at once
155.          Cancer are always the first one to make a move and last one to leave.
156.          Cancer gets irritated when they feel ignored and unappreciated.
157.          Best Relationship for Cancer: Talk like bestfriends, play like children, argue like husband-wife, protect like brother-sister.
158.          Cancer's cares deeply what other people think and feel about them.
159.          Love waits for one thing for Cancer : The right moment.
160.          Cancers have the ability to conform to circumstances better than most signs.
161.          Cancer funniness goes up 100% when they are around with their best friends.
162.          You will never regret loving a Cancer.
163.          Cancer are attached to the serious side of life, thinking it will help them accomplish their goals.
164.          A  Cancer needs constant caring, reassurance, and family support.
165.          Cancer are protective of their privacy that's why they double check every settings before sharing anything personal on the internet.
166.          Every man needs a  Cancer woman when his life is a mess.
167.          Don't cheat on  Cancer that give you their entire world.  

NOTE- This is a compilation of facts about Cancerians from various sources!