Friday, 23 September 2011

Pitru paksh-To remember the souls of dead

In India, everything seems standstill during 15 days of pitru paksh(nobody buys anything new, or starts something new..everything is just postponed)…if we had to remember some dead THINGS instead of people in the past..i could think of these…
1.      Black and white colour TV- TV must be in its 3rd generation now(from black and white to LED)..i was fortunate to c coloured must be so still without the colours.
2.      Orkut- my introduction to social networking(or shall I say networking..).i did nt have net friends..(friends were people I have met) it gave guys a playgroud to hunt for their crush on orkut..send her request..c her pics..(with a click of a mouse.)I was in college by then..and nt having orkut account was being backword..everyone was there..(infact in a race to being popular..the people who will just smile at me in the colony where sending me requests..just hi friends..)..coming back to subject.what do we miss about orkut..was it privacy..u had ur friends and shared ur pics and experiences with was not adductive..we did nt have we cant live without find out who is commenting on whom.
3.      Post office- it is not dead yet. But nobody writes letter these days..why to waste time when we can have instant talk or chat..there was charm to letter..sometimes people talk more honestly and logically when they r writing..they can be free about some topics which they would talk abt in person..(on chat people do talk nonsense too..)
4.      Row house(vada,havelli).-I miss my old was built in had wooden balcony and flooring…It was connected(I m nt had 20 rooms..and around 2 doors for every house..and my fav varanda..we had so many childhood memories a building structure, everything is small..u don’t see ur neighbors that often unless u poke ur nose in their house..
5.      Rasna, pepsi cola and pot ice cream- summer was hard to imagine summer without rasna..we used to decide what flavor we should buy this year.(I used to vote for orange and kallakatta.) mom always used to keep check on me..( I was allowed to drink 2 glasses in one day)..for her it was just sugar, water and flavor( zero score on nutrients value)..
With the introduction of soft ice cream, pot ice cream lost its popularity..i remember my uncle had bought pot ice cream fun to create ur ice cream(the best part was it was unlimited..) we had great ice cream parties( mango flavor was the favourite)
What r the things u want to remember from the past??

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

It better to be late than never..

This does not mean that u should be late (nt meant for filmstar.) ..for all my friends be on time.. don’t use this on me..
Wanted to c if I have used this in my life..(ya sirf textbook mein accha hai)
1.      My fear of swimming (nt because of water..but costume..dont have figure like priyanka chopra…lol).i must have applied for swimming class couple of times(always full of time.. will get tanned..we live in India where guys want fair, beautiful and good looking girl.. who can ignore fairness creams) with all the distractions how did I end in  swimming pool.. my girls trip to nagaon put me in sea with no swimming skills..pretty bad situation..the next thing was survival I just love it.will be doing scuba diving towards end of this year.
2.      Giving my cs exam and law degree- freak..i almost died when I saw my syllabus..could not get the friend used to actual do a workout with my heavy though it is not my cup of tea..but still started studying..and it did nt taste bad.
3.      Enjoying time with friends- this might not be expected in the list.. but yes it days were magical, enjoying with friends and studying ofcourse. But things changed after corporate life started. Everyone got busy..more working hours and less friends time. It hit me when best friend got was late to spend time together…she was gonna settle abroad..those four months were best..we had n number nightouts..we danced till 3 in morning..had some crazy discussions(we were so loud..thank god nobody complained about us)..most memorable was karoake session..we did not bother about the people in the mall.(I am sure they thought we r crazy..) we were singing songs, dedicating to each other..the whole mall could listen to our singing talent.. (god bless them
4.       My first trek was real booster for me..i thought I could do trekking.. the feeling of  on top of mountain with no electricity, tv and books(just your co trekkers. it was was nt like big boss..everyone helped and cooked..with a gud experience I went for night trek from katraj to sinhgad..we climbed almost 10 hills in one night. This was big achievement for someone who has recently climbed one in DAY light. Night trek took my breath away literally..i had bruises..but did nt give up(c I did nt lie abt my fighter spirit.) I must have started trekking late in my life..but I am still continuing with step at a time..
5.      This has to be a life lesson which was taught by a friend(why did i  thought of sharing it..I have thought that someone who reads this might get something out of it)..jealously can ruin everything(even best friends)..i have seen people fight, argue even kill each other but never thought a friends can be so jealous about other..why would a friend send threatening sms to her best friend?  It killed their relationship..very sad and disturbing..
what have u done late??