Monday, August 24, 2009

My Twitterverse

The first i saw twitter, was in eM's blog. I thought what the hell and moved on. The next time it was in CNN IBN on a show about bloggers. This happened in august 2008, around the time i was giving serious thoughts into blogging. So i thought, this can be used for mini blogging, for small topics, quotes etc. Yet it took me another 6 months to start a twitter account. Then i promptly forgot about it. So when did i got interested in it? I followed the fake @ShahRukhKhan whom i didn't knew was fake, and he followed me back. And me, the "twitter-virgin" thought Oh-Sweet-Mother-Of-God-SRK-Is-Following-Me-I-am-Gonna-Die!! Actually i think that was on of my first tweets. (I said twitter-virgin, so you cant sue me)
So i continued, with lame tweets and following some lamest of the celebs, like @ddlovato @taylorswif13 @colesprouseofficial etc etc (Admitting all these takes a lot of courage, so i am actually not expecting that smirk on your face). And i never followed @mileycyrus, @kimkardashian @britneyspears @parishilton(though i did @perezhilton for a while) so, i was not THAT lame u see..(I unfollowed all of them you know,except TaylorSwift, i love her).
That all was before twitter hit me. HARD.
So after one month anniversary of my twitter, @MTVindia joined twitter. (I joined before the frikking MTVindia, and i consider that well ahead.) So after that, i started seeing all the social networking that is going on in twitter. Methinks, WhatTheEff! Twitter is mini blogging, and i am not going to chat to strangers there!! Never!! I have an account in every social networks for that! (My Twitter buddy who is reading will be smiling now. Don't do!I will tell @pallaviade ..)
So where was I? Ah.. my denial phase. So i restricted myself to minimum personal interactions, and did perfect mini blogging. Then my best buddy joins as @i_bleak (who deleted that account and resurfaced as @i_nemo and @rudramishra later. Thus i started talking to him, and another fab girl, @cookie_crumbles and blogger buddy @fishdoodls occasionally. Still, minimum talks, major silence. Then @madguy000 happened. (that was before twitter got banned in his office, now i tweet more than him)
After that, its all a blur.. I met some awesome people, @pallaviade @sizzler_chetan @KirtiB @shamz911 @softykid....Huge list, to which i will get later.
Somehow we, the awesome twitter people formed the #DDgang aka DESI DILWALE.. I don't know the member count or every single person in it. It is an ever increasing gang of desi people from all parts of country, who tweets together or #twugs each other. How can i describe it? Its total madness!!

So i some of my closest #DDgang members:

@pallaviade- We started slow i think. Rather unknowingly we became friends. And today i think am closest to her. We write long letters to each other and refrains from any other contacts than in mail and twitter. She would be the BOSS in DDgang. Masakali is hr name, which doesn't get wasted on her. Kickass dudette!

@sizzler_chetan- My twitter brother. Rather, i am his #twister. He is very sweet and innocent. Our Happy Dent. Cant stay away from twitter. And rather well-versed in web for a dental student(wasn't that funny?)

@softykid- My every day is incomplete with a fight from nabeel. Absolutely infuriating, irritating, leg pulling guy from TN who doesn't know tamil. Calls me fak doc, makes fun of chetan and don't have any respect for her Holiness ie me. Still i wont exchange him for a 1000 followers.

@shamz911- Fellow mallu, tweeting from qatar. as we both are from around same place, gets each other very well and have mallu conversations in gang, which brought him to gang i think.

@kp1200-Kanishka is a constant presence. He refrains from fights i think Dignified Thakur that he is.. He is the most successful guy in DDgang i think, but really modest and simple. Long live Thakur!

@KiriB- Kirti aka sunshine is one who lives up to the nickname. Everyone's laadli, she is super sweet and is the first person in the gang i talked to.

Hmm.. i think that's about it. Still there are countless members like @manushee (who is architect by profession n is totally cool) @_AtikiN (who is very bubbly n lively) @AanchalM (eclairs, which is rather @softykid's favourite sweet) @ashkd and @smilinggal (who needs a room, seriously)

The list goes on...
So does the fun..

Friday, August 21, 2009


1. What time did you get up this morning?
8.30. Later than usual. Tired these days :(

2. How do you like your steak?
Er.. well done.

3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema?
This will depress me. I think that was eons ago. Happy Days i think. Telugu movie.

4. What is your favorite TV show?
CSI NY. Makes me resent my life a lot. But so do Scrubs, even though i have patients and all. My colleagues and I am not as sexy as Zack Braff, which is saying a lot.

5. If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?
Anywhere but my home. Probably my hostel with the same friends and all. Or Bangalore, attractive place. :-P

6. What did you have for breakfast?
Maggi Noodles. he only happy reason i had o get off bed.

7. What is your favourite cuisine?
Chinese!! And north indian. Even though i say all these, South Indian is kick ass!!

8. What foods do you dislike?
Nothing really :D

9. Favourite Place to Eat?
Company and food matters, places doesn't.

11. What kind of vehicle do you drive?
Nothing. I suck at driving.

12. What are your favourite clothes?
Desi. Casual. Free.

13. Where would you visit if you had the chance?
Europe. I love that place as a whole. Especially UK.

14. Cup 1/2 empty or 1/2 full?
Depends on my mood. There are times when cup is over flowing and when cup is too dry :P

15. Where would you want to retire? no thinking of that now, i just started working. On second thought, France!

16. Favorite time of day?
Late nights.Anything goes fine for me then.. RB, Books, Music, TV, listening to rain, blogging...

17. Where were you born?
In a medical college the day the PM was visiting the city.

18. What is your favorite sport to watch?
Cricket, 20-20, knightridrs, so is F1, football when arsenal n Manc playing or in world cups, Tennis.. Even my brother playing counter strike. FYI, anyone know why people watch golf??

19. Who do you think will not tag you back?
No idea.

20. Person you expect to tag you back first?
I will just spread my raashi stuff and answer that. WTF!!

21. Who are you most curious about their responses to this?
Hmm. Yeah!

22. Bird watcher?
What bird are we talking? Girls?? Yeah :D

23. Are you a morning person or a night person?

24. Do you have any pets?
Rocky, my GS Dog.

25. Any new and exciting news you’d like to share?
I admitted my first In Patient. Its a huge responsibility and all. So, excited!

26. What did you want to be when you were little?
Doctor. Damn!! I will be the only one who became what she wanted to be and hating it SO much!

27. What is your best childhood memory?
Playing with Firoz and Anita, my childhood buddies, whom i don't have a clue on now!

28. Are you a cat or dog person?
Dog & dog only. I hate cats with a vengeance!

29. Are you married?
No. And i do pray i wont be in near future.

30. Always wear your seat belt?
Yes. Almost always.

31. Been in a car accident?
Nay. My brother drives awesome!!

32. Any pet peeves?
Grammar mistakes, for starters.

33. Favourite Pizza Toppings?
Cheese. What else?

34. Favourite Flower?
Jasmine :) ( i hate the perfume. YIKES!!)

35. Favourite ice cream?
Butter Scotch and chocolate!

36. Favourite fast food restaurant?
Anything will do.

37. How many times did you fail your driver’s test?
Never. That's the sad part. I still cant drive.

38. From whom did you get your last email?
Pallavi, if i don't count the twitter and facebook ones.

39. Which store would you choose to max out your credit card?
I don't have one. JEEZ i am smallown. Don't rub it on.

40. Do anything spontaneous lately?
Almost all the things i do are spontaneous. Like picking fights :P

41. Happy with your job?
Not 100%. But i reckon, i will never be.

42. Broccoli?

43. What was your favorite vacation?
Onam vacations. Too special. Family time.

44. Last person you went out to dinner with?
My family.

45. What are you listening to right now?
Thoda thoda pyar (Love aaj kal)

46. What is your favorite color?
Sunny colours. Orange.(to See, not to wear)

47. How many tattoos do you have?
Sadly, NONE.

48. How many are you tagging for this quiz?
No many as all have been tagged already and i am the last one to do this.

49. In What time did you finish this quiz?
3days. Good enough?

50. Coffee Drinker?
Yeah. Nothing beats coffee.

tagging Pallavi(back) and Rudra. All the rest (Chetan, nabeel, shamz etc) have done this i think. Oh and Chembz DQ and Nikita too!! My blogger buddies.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

I aM Def Bad..

Today i registered myself at IMDB. I love the site, but i totally don't believe in the ratings as i have loved some they have condemned and i hated some in their all time top rated flicks.

So the weird stuff is that, when i clicked on the link to complete the registration, the word confirmation they showed was,

*sex drive*

(select from * to * and see)

This can only be rivaled by blogger, who, for commenting in my own blog, once asked me to type DUFFER, which lead me to undo that option all together.

Monday, August 17, 2009

First of all, i have promised myself that i wont do another tagging. Hmm, but this is different i think. :| Pallavi just tagged me. So i might do one more. :P who cares??

1. I've come to realize that my boobs...
...are not going to look like Angelina Jolie's.

2. I've come to realize that my job... something which will never be 100% satisfying.

3. I've come to realize that when I'm driving...
...the cows will fly. that is, if i ever drive.

4. I've come to realize that I need....
...more self esteem. and freedom.

5. I've come to realize that I have lost...
...the days when i didn't gave a care about anything.

6. I've come to realize that I hate it when...
...i feel that certain people think i am not normal.

8. I've come to realize that money...
...matters. more than i ever liked.

9. I've come to realize that certain people...
...will never see sense. Or will pretend not to.

10. I've come to realize that I’ll always....
...have people to laugh with and things to smile about.

11. I've come to realize that my siblings... (only one is there) rather medieval even with all the branded cloths and sexy accessories.

12. I've come to realize that my mom...
...need me as much as i need her and wouldn't admit it.

13. I've come to realize that my cell phone... something i wouldn't be able to live without. Seriously.

14. I've come to realize that when I woke up this morning...
...i was thinking of what to cook and it was scary to think of my life after marriage, if there is one.

15. I've come to realize that last night before I went to sleep…
...that i don't have not many secrets from Rudra.

16. I've come to realize that right now I am thinking....
...that i should get ready now to get to work on time.

17. I've come to realize that my dad....
... is not as careless and selfish as i though he was. but close enough.

18. I've come to realize that when I get on Facebook...
...i like barn buddy. Even though its SO lame.

19. I've come to realize that today...
...i am happy :) .

20. I've come to realize that tonight... like every the alternate Mondays. Chat chat chat.

21. I've come to realize that tomorrow... another lame day.

22. I've come to realize that I really want to...
...get a hickey!

23. I've come to realize that the person who is most likely to repost this is...
...not Rudra :|

24. I've come to realize that life...
...puts you in sad situations and its your duty to find stuff to amuse yourself.

25. I've come to realize that this weekend...
...will be as usual, me, family, Rudra, blog and my DDgang.

26. I've come to realize that the best music to listen to when I am upset... rap, makes me wonder what they are saying.

27. I've come to realize that my friends...
...change often, except for Di, and i would never lack them.

28. I've come to realize that this year...
...started badly bad for me, and continue to be so.

29. I've come to realize that my ex...
...really loved me. It was me, who wronged him.

30. I've come to realize maybe I should... ignorant, narrow-minded and selfish.

31. I've come to realize I love....
...the wrong crowd. always.

32. I've come to realize that my past...
...will never change. some parts were was beautiful, some shameful, which i will never forget.

33. I've come to realize that parties...
...are not for me.

34. I've come to realize that I'm totally terrified...
...when i think of the lonely road ahead.

35. I've come to realize that my family...
...does all these irritating stuff because they love me in their own weird way.

36. I've come to realize that my life...
...has not yet begun.

Tagging Pallavi, and not Chetan, as he doesnt have boobs. :D

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Wierdly Her's

A mutual friend's wedding.

"I love weddings" She says.

"I hate weddings" He says.

"Suits you"

" Ha! You don't mean that!"

"Why wouldn't i mean that?"

"Because, if weddings doesn't suit me, what will happen to you?"

" How is it connected to me? I will have my dream wedding anyhow"

"Oye, we are getting married, right?"


"What now?"

"Was that your proposal?"

"Well, Yeah!"


"What Hmm..?"

"Yes I will marry you"

"Good for you"

"Good for YOU"


"Why are you sulking now?"

"I still hate weddings."

"But I love weddings!!"

(This event never happened and it will never happen. Sadly. This is my way of saying goodbye to Him. Now i have to find a way to let Her go too.)

Sunday, August 09, 2009

Springwalk (part 2)

continued from Springwalk Part1

In the months that followed, his late nights lengthened to wee hours of morning when he would lie back on his bed, with a smile, remembering her latest take on corrupt politicians stand against globalisation or the girly talks about hair care products and funky electronic items. He couldn't help himself from spiralling into her wonder world, she was funny zesty and vivacious. She didn't see him for the lab-rat he was. She saw him for his wit and sarcasm, and his knowledge in and out of net sphere and his takes on movies and daily life. They fought multiple time. She didn't liked him downloading movies from pirate sites. She called him thief and he hated it. She convinced him to buy records thus making eBay his homepage and a huge dent in his pocket. But she was happy, and that was a lot to him. She believed in global village. Everyone should be friends, she said. She endorsed branded clothing. She changed him externally and internally. A lot. To a point when even the people in real world started noticing him for his cool attitude and style statements. He didn't became the jock, but it was still better than the speck of dust he previously was. She won every arguments, but he didn't resented it. She was right every single time.
Once his room mate, who only talked to him when his gang was out or his mobile phone was quiet, asked him whether he was in love with springheels. He laughed at that. Yes, he loved her, more that he could comprehend. Like his unborn twin, his conscience, like grandma's hugs, evening breeze, like the gurgling voice in a baby's laugh, like midnight rains.. She was beautiful. He felt it in his bones even though he had no idea whether her eyes were brown or her skin was fair. She was his best friend. His life.


On the 18th of July, as usual, he talked to her for 5 hours, from 11pm to 4am, and said good night reluctantly and looked at his cold bed while shutting down his computer.


In another part of the city, the night watchman yawned outside the Ideas.Inc server building, where springheels resided, like millions of other bots, designed for the specific purposes to cater the growing demand for marketing tactics.

The End

Writer's (that is me :D ) Notes- This came to my mind one day while @i_nemo complained about random bots in twitter. After first part, i had serious thoughts of making it a regular love story, as i was too much in love with springheels myself. But i think this is better. I might be lame, but this is a serious attempt at being lame. Please leave comments :)

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Emotional Atyachaar.

Recent past was rather silly.

and messy.

You know, sometimes we wish we were in total control of our emotions.

Sometimes it just beats you.

You cry at silly songs.
You stare at random pictures.
You imagine dire circumstances.
You make yourself tragic, even Shakespeare looks rather delightful.

Drama Queen I were.
Emotional wreckage.

Nice question.
Perhaps i would skip this one.

I should never have forgotten who i was and where i am supposed to be.
What i can and what i cant.
My walls and my limits.

I am a prisoner of birth.
Unchangeable circumstances.
Unforgettable limitations.
Unsaid promises.

I must not leap, for i am in harness.
Not even in dreams.

Well, now?

Let Go.

. . . . . . . . . . .

Yes. All Done.
Locked the little weird black box.
Tied the key to the largest stone i could muster.
Threw it in the deepest of all wells in the world.

I am Free.

If i say so myself so many times, I might start believing it.

No worries.
I will be alright.
No one ever died of broken hearts, they say.

Saturday, August 01, 2009

War, Love And Sisterhood.

The year was 1987. I was 4 then. I remember sitting in a long corridor with dad, wondering why i am sitting here and why am not with mom. But i was not much of a talker and i had something to eat, so i didn't complained. Then someone came out and gave dad this wiggling bundle. I looked in it and saw this very ugly and small thing, which had hair all over it and i hated it immediately. Later someone described it as my kid brother, whom i should look after. And i hated it more. Even though i was not much of a possessive person towards mom or dad, i hate responsibilities. And being nice to it and to wait on someone was huge at 4.
Mom tried to remind me that it was me, who prayed for someone to play with. Yeah right, that's what gives you brothers. And to think i used to believe that once. Jesus Christ!!
Well, this new person, later proved to be good, as i could blame my misadventures on him. Once i found this paper bag in kitchen counter and out of sheer curiosity put a finger through it. Sugar started oozing through it and it looked so nice. Later when mom came out of bath and asked me who spilled the sugar, i pointed at the 2 year old Aqui, who didn't even knew why mom looked thunderous. And he got an earful from mom. Like that he got the blunt many times when i escaped.
But the bad thing was, he genuinely liked me. And followed me around when i went to play, which really irritated me. I used to dump him when i went out. Only good thing was, i liked baby food, and i had access to it with him at home. Also Aqui was always sick and mom gave him full attention, which i didn't mind as i was in my own world all the time.
I remember singing with him, trying to get him to sleep, and being very proud when i did it, making paper planes and boats, and putting it in rainy pudles, playing in the house with him, and cricket with others... many many memories.
Then i also remember him destroying my dolls, beheading them mostly, and once i gave him my 1st doll which could open and close eyes and with in 10 minutes, one of its eye became dysfunctional.
There were many many quarrels. With physical injuries. I never thought both of us would reach adulthood with all limbs and body parts intact. Mom was usually in the middle of our spars. Every single time i remember the words "he is small, so you should give in" yelled at me, which i hated. Mom also reminded me every day that he is like my kid and i being the big sister should look after him and take care of him if she is not there. Ah the novelty!
Imagine one person who can ask a 100 questions about one thing (eg-pen or plate) in 2 minutes. That was aqui's skill. As mom used to work, the questions were directed at me, which drove me to nuts and violence. Then there were the electronic stuff which he broke. For which dad punished him often.
But all in all it was not so bad.
Then when we grew up, he followed me to every single schools i went to. I don't know who embarrassed whom more. But frankly we both didn't liked it. We each had our own problems to deal with, and in effect were not there for each other. I really wish i was there to support him through his difficult times. I will never repent it enough in this life time.
And somewhere along, he grew up to be this amazing gentleman, who is cool, sophisticated, funny, caring and million other attributes which i recognise every day.
He still can be a royal pain in the arse at times, rather stubborn, inconsiderate, full of attitude and even hateful. But that is what little brothers are for, right?
and one quote very true about Aqui- After a girl is grown, her little brothers - now her protectors - seem like big brothers. ~Astrid Alauda.
Yet, Thank you God, for i giving me this amazing person and letting me keep him.