Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Can I forgive and forget?

They say humans should always learn to forgive and forget. That is always a virtue.But what if one cant?What if one feels that some mistakes are beyond forgiveness?Are there mistakes that are beyond forgiveness?Or is it just that we ,mortals ,dont just have the ability to forgive someone who hurt you .Or even if not forgive,atleast forget.I can forget mistakes by others easily,but are we sure we can forgive? And mortals would always think one fundamental question."Why should I forgive if it was the other person who hurt you" ans ordinarily a person would think..Why forgive?The question still remains unanswered . Should one forgive other humans even if they feel their mistakes is beyond forgiveness?

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Kashmir:The question still remains

To go or not to go,is the issue that Kashmir is dealing with at the present moment. This is in reference with the TOI article on the front page dated August,24,2008. Was the Amarnath shrine issue and the fight for the No Man's Land not enough that this incessant poll on whether the country should let go of Kashmir or not?I'm trying to be liberal in my thinking ,but this pol just doesn't get down my gullet. Either the country has realized that keeping a state has become a matter of debate,not a matter of fact,or probably the urban areas haven't yet realized urgency of Kashmir as a unsettled fatigue issue rather than self determination.

Pamper is such a doll!!

Yesterday we found this absolutely cute kitten in our courtyard. It was black and patches of white.The best part was that it was not scared of anyone..It came near to my leg and started purring .I picked it up and brought it to my room,gave it milk made out of milk powder .After that it went off to sleep.Today morning,she randomly went to everyone's rooms looking for food.Shilpi took care for it the other half of the time when I wasn't.In the afternoon it jumped on my bed and slept for around three hours. I have a picture of her. I have named it 'Pamper'.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Injured:Day 4!

I think I'm getting used to walking with this blue plaster on my leg. I gave my test,which went really well,thanks to YK(my classmate) for helping me revise the entire course in the morning.I had a Ripple meeting,whose preparation is going really good. I came back and slept like a log till 8.00pm at night. Nothing new today,except for the blog written below this,on the insistence of my best friend,who,like a fool,will agree to read my blogs only if he sees something written about him. He is really mad you know.Further updates later.Enjoy!

Treasured memories!

I was twelve years old.I studied in the 7th standard. Because I was really weak in Social Studies,my mom decided to send me for tuitions. A few other students of my class used to come there. There I found my best friend and the most adorable sweetheart on this earth. He was cute,charming,handsome and also a flirt. That was a time when I never talked to guys and thought you end up spoiling yourself when you talk to them. And in return,the guys used to think I have a lot of attitude (so easy to tag anyone this way). But then ,all of my resolutions and beliefs were broken by him. When I started attending classes in the beginning, he approached me on the first day and asked me something about the homework. He had something very pleasant about him. Instantly,things clicked between us. I knew he was charming also because of his natural talents,and to some level,also because he was flirting(you know,thats what guys love to do..all the time.). And for the first time,I couldn't shield myself from the flirting(you know the only armor had gone for repair). But I must say,I didn't find him out and out evil for the first time. He seemed very sweet as well. Finally,after talking for sometime,my other classmates came out of the class. And as usual,I became red with embarrassment (you know thats my problem.I get really embarrassed when people see me talking to a guy). Day by day,we kept talking more and more.And just for the record,I was a very mischievous person. I used to steal his cycle and leave him to chase me on my bicycle whose tyres never had air in it.He had a Hero Top Gear bicycle and I thought he really looked cute riding that. I,with my Hero Devil (pink, by the way) always told him that I wanted to drive his bicycle. Poor thing,he in my pink bicycle used to chase me to get his brand new cycle. Oh,he was the biggest Age of Empires fan.My interest and addiction in the game is all because of him.His dad used to get him loads of foreign chocolates. And he used to bring them to class and give them to me after the class got over. When sometimes he didn't come to class,he used to ask me notes the next day. And god,he had the worst handwriting in the entire universe.They were like little ants creeping over the entire notebook,not knowing which side to go to. I still think of those days when I felt that I found someone so close,some guy,especially,which was virtually impossible considering my resolutions of never talking to guys. Oh ya,we had also accidentally happened to join the basketball summer camp in my school,and I must say,he was one of the best basketball players amongst people of our age group. The fun that we had was just amazingly memorable.When we were in opposite teams,I used to pull his shirt and try and stop him while he ,in his swift motions headed for offense.That was my childhood style of defense.I still think of those days when I felt that I found someone so close,some guy,especially,which was virtually impossible considering my resolutions of never talking to guys. He was the best thing that could have ever happened to my life.I found my best friend and my childhood sweetheart..finally.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Injured :Day 3!

I'm really missing home .Just talked to my mom and brother. Things seem soo cute and cozy at home. I miss their presence. I miss drinking coffee with them during evenings when the setting sun rays used to enter the windows of my house in front of the dining table.I miss gossiping with them about anything and everything while sipping the hot tasty coffee my mom makes. I miss Polly(my pet) jumping at me whenever she heard the slightest crisp of Marie biscuit (her favorite ,by the way) and she used to get it.I miss my mom's laughter at those politically incorrect jokes( which are really funny) that my brother cracks. I miss Polly's bark at those little kids who play cricket outside our house,and used to snatch their ball and play with it whenever it entered my lawn. I miss my dad who pampers me like no one can ever do.I miss Goli(my sister) who I love talking to ..because she is such a fun person who has so many interesting facts to talk about.I miss my brother Pratham making fun of Goli and the way she gets offended .I miss home. But lucky I have Popat here in my hostel,in my room,who is almost a substitute to my family.But remember Popat is mad,hateli,but still a sweetheart. Anyway the worst part is that I'm not able to contribute properly for Ripple this time.Everyone in my batch is going for sponsorship and I'm not getting an opportunity to be a part of it. And people come back and look at me with sympathy...and I've started hating it now. I am constantly reminded of the fact that I have a plastered leg which is not going to be removed for the next 15-20 days. I miss doing those things that I used to do when I was all fine and active. But look at me..We humans are never happy with what we have. I just have an injured leg which will be repaired in a few days and I'm crying over it,and I think of the people who become physically handicapped during accidents,who take life as it comes,happily. I think Im just being an ordinary mortal....a greedy mortal!!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Injured:Day 2!

This is my second day of the injury. And my plaster looks very decorated now. Urvi(I call her Popat,so thats what Ill be using in my blog) has used her excellent creative skills and flower making along with mickey mouse art work ..She has drawn an anklet and a pretentious slipper on my plaster which she thought would give an illusion that Im really wearing slippers on that foot(What were you thinking Popat..Lol)Anyway the day was'nt so bad as I thought.I didnt cry nor sulk because of the fact that my leg is injured and I can run around like a baby monkey. I slept half the day and ate the other half. And for the fitness fans ,let me tell you Im cutting myself some slack for a few days,excusing me all the calories till my plaster is removed. The only thing I plan to do is Pranayama in the morning . Lets see how far I go with it. Sponsorship for Ripple '08 is going to begin in full form from tomorrow.Unfortunately I cant be part of it.But Im still looking forward to doing atleast the desk jobs for Ripple.I want to contribute to Ripple as much as I can and help make it a roaring success. Urvi gave some lovely ideas about the sponsorship. She could consider marketing as a second career. By the way,for the Ripple fans ,here is the link to the website of Ripple
Enough for today,have to get started with studies for tomorrow.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008


All my superpowers are put to rest.Yesterday I had gone for basketball,twisted my right ankle and Lo!I have a plaster on my right leg for the next fifteen days.No basketball,no running around for meetings ..And no exercise!!Someones going to put on some weight by then. I cried on the basketball because of the excruciating I cried today because of my active life coming to a stand still. But nevertheless ,im not going to give up.I have already thought of things to do and ways to utilise time during these fifteen days. So I hope I don't end up feeling like as if I wasted my entire time.

Sunday, August 17, 2008


Mood-Indigo ,popularly known as Mood-I is the biggest cultural festival in Asia. It is conducted every year during the end of December by the Indian Institute of Technology,Bombay. This year it will be my second time to this festival. Last year was marvelous,gave me the best ideas as to what to do in our college. Mood-I had a lot of group events, especially of 10-12 people.Things like group dance,UV light dance,street play,situational acting etc was a big part of the festival. This year I decided that we could go as a college group and perform at various Mood-I events. Hope to see active participation of MANITians in the formation of group that would go to Mood-I 2008. The dates have been scheduled from 20-23rd December 2008..
Hoping for a trophy!!
Oh ya ..for more information log on to

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

27 days to go Rippling!!

Its twenty seven days exactly for our annual literary event 'Ripple '08' to start.All excited,work going on with full force,loads of challenges ahead,there is extreme enthusiasm amongst us. We can't wait for the event to start,something we waited for the last two years. A dream ..finally getting fulfilled.!
Ripple is an annual event organized by Drishtant,the literary society in our college. And the reason why the event is so popular is not only because of the event itself,it is also because of what Drishtant is,and what it taught us in life. It taught us to work like a team,like a family ,and work together for a cause . And Ripple will help us come closer .
I have completed 50% of my undergrad education,and I would be gone from here in the next two years..or rather next one and a half years. And I would'nt be with the college anymore,busy in my job or further studies. But the things that will remain are the memories....

Do what you fear the most.!!!

What are your worst fears?The heights,the depths or the darkness?Or is it stage fear?What phobia do you have?

I read in one of th self help books that one should always learn to do that that they fear the most.

If one fears the heights,go bungee jumping.
If one fears the darkness,close yourself in a room for sometime.
If you fear the stage,promise yourself you will speak in public the next time an event in class or your college comes up.
If you fear relationships,get into one.
If you fear falling in love,fall into it and get up.
Fight your worst fears till you've fought and won.

Promise yourself that you would try this the next time you face challenges in your life.

Monday, August 11, 2008

GUJARATI SHAKIRA !!Hilarious....

I don't plan to preach anything about fitness nor my schedule about anything. Just thought I should give my brain a little rest for a day.
But I have something which will make you roll on the floor laughing..
This one is for all you gujjus allover the world...and also those who are big Shakira fans.

I happened to see this video in a friend's video album on orkut.
Here is an attached link of the video that can be viewed on

Sunday, August 10, 2008


RESOLUTIONS to be made by me!!(deadline not decided yet)

(resolutions are not in order or their priority,bur randomly)

1.Do something outstanding and make a name for myself.
2.Do not do anything that will let mom down. In fact,do something outstanding and make her proud.
3.Save money.
4.Lose weight from 49 Kgs to 48 Kgs (permanently)
5.Get up early in the morning everyday (By 6.00am)
6.Read newspaper daily.
7.Brush twice a day
8.Smile ,the first thing to do when get up.
9.Thank god every morning for this beautiful day.
10.Light an incense stick every morning.
11.Do arangetram .(The final bharatnatyam stage performance of 5 hours.)
12.Do yoga.
13.Blog more.
14.Go for river water rafting.(or canoing at lake view,Bhopal)
15.Help the stray pets.
16.Learn new softwares.
17.Go for basketball regularly in the morning.
18.Do not fall in love.
(Addition will be done as an when required.)

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Are you FIT?

Are you one of those who have belly fat?Can you call yourself an obese?Do you exercise less than one hour a week including walking to college?Then this one is for you .

I know this one is going to be skipped by most of you who laze in your chair surfing the net (reading blogs) ,but this one is for you guys the most. Today's world has totally forgotten the importance of staying fit and staying healthy. Year after year, more and more diseases have been coming up and inflicting people with its virus,most of which is because of obesity. One of the most dreadful disease that it is in itself, it is also the main cause of bringing other diseases along with it, major cause of which is reduction of immunity levels in the body. There is a reason why gyms and swimming pools are flooded (literally) with people .

There is a percent of people who understand the grave need of staying fit and not increasing the probability of hitting diseases at an earlier age, but good and bad always go hand in hand,because of which the number of ignorant souls have increased with the same leaps and bounds. I decided to write this blog to create awareness and tips of how you can make little changes in your daily life and stay fitter,stay healthy.

1)Remember,you are what your genetic make-up is made up of. So there may be a few things you might not be changed. But research shows that with regular exercise you can change upto 70% of the diseases that could otherwise have been passed on by your ancestors.
2)Weight of people with the same height can differ because of their difference in bone density.A better and much effective way to check whether your weight is under control or not is BMI (Body Mass Index).
Calculation of BMI is as follows:
Its formula is Weight/(Height in meters)^2 (In SI Units)

Category BMI range - kg/m2 BMI Prime Mass of a 1.8 metres (5 ft 11 in) person with this BMI
Severely underweight less than 16.5 less than 0.60 under 53.5 kilograms (8.42 st/118 lb)
Underweight from 16.5 to 18.5 from 0.6 to 0.74 from 53.5 and 60 kilograms (8.42 and 9.45 st/118 and 132 lb)
Normal from 18.5 to 25 from 0.74 to 1.0 from 60 and 81 kilograms (9.4 and 13 st/130 and 180 lb)
Overweight from 25 to 30 from 1.0 to 1.2 from 81 and 97 kilograms (12.8 and 15.3 st/180 and 210 lb)
Obese Class I from 30 to 35 from 1.2 to 1.4 from 97 and 113 kilograms (15.3 and 17.8 st/210 and 250 lb)
Obese Class II from 35 to 40 from 1.4 to 1.6 from 113 and 130 kilograms (17.8 and 20.5 st/250 and 290 lb)
Obese Class III above 40 above 1.6 above 130 kilograms (20 st/290 lb)
(According to

3)Physical exercise is not done only for improving physical appearance ,but also for improving your stamina. Test for Stamina: CAN YOU CLIMB TEN FLOORS OF A BUILDING AND STILL NOT BE TIRED? If you can do that,then you are going the right way towards a fit life. But if not,then your lifestyle needs serious changes.

4)A lot of people (students specially) thinks its uncool to think of physical fitness and taking care of your health.
MYTH 1: College students are still young and have a high rate of metabolism.
FACT 1: College students are the ones who want to look the best.

Its time people to take a quick look at yourself and see whether you can be considered a fit person or not.
If you're among the 90% students of your college who do not care about physical fitness (In your language :I dont "wanna" care).. Take a good look at yourself and think.!!!

(Coming up with tips in my next blog)

Friday, August 8, 2008

08/08/08 True meaning of a Guru!

Exhausted,tired from the college classes but still rejuvenated. I has promised to write about feminism,resolutions etc ,but I have to share this one with you. I just came back from a guest lecture in my college society named IBC conducted by a faculty named Ms.Somi Jacob. And I can assure you,she is the best thing that could have ever happened to our society. It was a one hour lecture on Group discussion for interviews and placements in MBA. It was supposed to start at 4.30pm ,but due to the Indian Standard Time instilled in students, it started by 4.45pm. And those one and a half hours were the most enlightening moments of my entire life.It was the first time I didn't lose focus nor get distracted even for a moment. She began explaining what GD is all about. We had been given hand-outs to be referred to. It contained the bullet points of the lecture. She explained the most common mistakes that one tends to do during a GD (which I plan to put up in points in my post someday just like she did). With the perfect blend of humor,knowledge and application ,she totally had all the ears and mind for her. She was truly awesome. I can proudly say that,for the first time in my entire life,I've understood who a good teacher is.She defined the meaning of a good teacher,of a guru,who imparts knowledge to students,to the extent of enlightening them .The 45 minute lecture was then succeeded by a mock GD just to test our skills in GD.She became the evaluator and gave us a topic which left mouths open (literally). The topic that she gave was "HUMPTY DUMPTY SAT ON A WALL"(I know your mouth is left open too). She gave us two minutes to start. We all came up with the crappiest of stories and points which were meaningless(some insightful I must say). The GD lasted for about ten minutes. After evaluating us on the Gd,we called the IBC members on stage an d gave her a token of thanks by giving her a Cafe Coffee Day cup and saucer. 08/08/08 is going to be a very memorable day ..Because she defined the meaning of a true teacher,a guru.

Coming UP!!

Its been days since Ive blogged. And this time Im going to resolve to write daily..Even if it is the smallest of things. I just had some ideas in mind which i had to put down on pen and paper,most of all that were from a feminist's point of view.I hate to be authoritative and extremist in my views about feminism,but if the world works the other way round,why cant I do the same and bring it back to square 1?(Hope you get me ,.negative*negative makes positive). So Ill be coming up with a few blogs about feminism,some reviews of my friend's blogs (even criticisms maybe) and a few health tips for a fitter you(for women ,by the way). So keep blogging ,and do read my posts. Enjoy!!!

PS-I might also come up with a few resolutions to fulfill by the end of the year (or life's resolutions)...(This is psychology that if you announce to the world,it becomes a matter of self esteem to fulfill it.)