Sunday, July 29, 2007


26, Alive and kicking
malignant tumor
27, not anymore.

PS: Lost someone that I know of recently to the monster called cancer :-(

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Cheap thrills aka alpa sandoshams

Breaking the suspense plot of a movie/book to friends who have nt seen/read it yet.

Hanging out at an expensive mall just to check out what the high-heeled ladies shop for and how much they blow out on a day's shopping.

Winning in raffle, bingo and the likes and getting a better prize than a friend/colleague.

Asking too many nagging questions to friends when they are engrossed in another activity.

Driving 5mph below the speed limit especially in a one lane road and checking out the driver behind's reaction.

When friends sympathize with a 'been there done that' during sodappal recipes, awful hair cuts and the likes.

Discovering people who blog/comment anonymously.

Do you have any?

Sunday, July 15, 2007

High school nostalgia

I read this post recently and boy, I could nt help thinking about my high school days. Nothing could beat the excitement then of buying the freshly printed english text books and reading them much much before the school opened. I even remember, we had those silly moments between us friends as to who gets the books first and who finishes reading them all.

Well,the CBSE english syllabus was nt the best of its kind. However it did introduce me to a lot of good writing especially during those times when I had nt explored much beyond the Enid Blytons and Sidney Sheldons. I should say, I truly relished Anita Desai's close-to-the-soil writing style, Saki's black humor, Wilde's satire, O Henry's twists of plots, Emily Dickinson's poetry and many other writers' unique writing styles. Infact, most of the lessons that we had in our 8-12 standards are still fresh in my mind - Games at twilight, Lady at platform number 8, Kite maker,The gift of Magi, The importance of being Ernest, Mrs Packeltide's tiger, The last leaf, to name a few.

Do these stories ring a bell to any of you guys and do you have any such memories from high school?

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Old photographs

Looking at them now
suddenly I wonder
when did I grow old.

Sunday, July 1, 2007

Heights of boredom

Deleting 2000 and odd scraps from my Orkut Scrapbook!