Friday, October 31, 2008

Halloween:Weird Blend!

MY first day at dance. I was being in the half sitting pose called aavdu pose for around one and a half hours.MY legs trembling. It was a lovely feeling.Reminded me of the incessant practice I used to do when i was younger. MY dance teacher Bharti Maam is an adorable doll,very encouraging. She really appreciates things. Im really happy to have found a teacher like her. I succeeded in talking to her to allow me to come for practices everyday from 6 to 7.30. mix of things happening in my life. I am feeling a little guilty of having done something which might have led to some emotional disturbances around and also some emotional development in some other places. I hope things don't end up being proved in such a way that my guilt is clearly proved right. I hope people who are a part of my college family (read:technical) dont end up doing something which might be crossing the line or something where they might be digging themselves a grave or a battle ground,or at maximum disowning. Lets hope things go well .And for the first time I hope my intuitions dont come true ,which to some extent it has..But not anymore..

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Its already happening!!

It was just yesterday when I was absolutely tensed with frustration because of the slow progress happening in mood-I work. Plus i was so busy organising adaa(the fashion show) and spectacular spectacular (dance drama) that I totally forgot about my own dance preparations. And today has been a really productive day for roobaroo. Our designs are finally complete for the round 1.It only needs to be given to the designer to sketch. Second thing,i contacted a dance teacher in bhopal named Bharti Humbal. And all thanks to the pushiness and perseverance of Aashir that today happened. He got her number from his friend and asked me to call her. And i did and she asked me to come to her place at 5.30. I went with Aashir and we talked about my solo classical dance in mood-I. And she wanted to test me to see how much I know.And i performed a little something....And the best part was that she found me talented.She said Im good,and I just need practice to polish my talent.GOd!!!This was the best news for me.I thought after leaving classical dance,the whole grace towards bharatanatyam is gone. But it seems like it is not true. I think i can still make it. AND IT seems like the first stepping stone to my dream. And this is all because of Aashir,without whom I probably wouldnt even have contacted any teacher for a lot of days. And i really learnt one thing from him,that in life if you want to get some work done you should A)Have good contacts whom you can call and ask for people regarding your work who can help B)Keep being pushy till you know the work is done,even if it involves calling up someone in the middle of the road when you are driving..
God this is a really nice day. It feels like something has finally begun..!!!

Monday, October 27, 2008

I close my eyes.

I close my eyes. And think of the things to happen. My participation in an international dance festival. The stage being all mine,millions of people to watch my performance,the stage lights on me. The mix of nervousness and challenge and excitement and happiness while beginning the performance. The sight of seeing soo many people and my mom sitting in the front row,smiling right at me.

I close my eyes and see 10 years from now.I see my adopted daughter 'Piah',the little 4 year old daughter ,who is an angelic beauty in true sense. I can see her learning Bharatanatyam right from the age of 3. Also taking ballet classes. I know she will be a much better dancer than what I could ever imagine myself to be. I would fulfil whatever my mom imagined herself to doing her life,and i know Piah will do the same for me.I know Piah is going to be the best dancer I would ever know.

I close my eyes and see my dance school, the school which deals in all forms of classical and western dances. Something that I would ensure that all the people around me realise how passionate one can become towards dance ..And that dance is just not a form of extracurricular activity, its an emotion in itself.

I close my eyes and see my pet organization, something I would love to do,for stray animals and pets. A home for them,a place for them to be looked after. I can see a huge place for the organization besides the meadows, a lot of kennels constructed together with a lot of empty space for the pets to run around. I can see so many dogs running around the empty space,during evening time,when the sun is on its way to set,and the orange ambiance gives me the feeling of happiness. I can see Piah picking up those little lambs and cuddling them. I can see her throwing Frisbee for the dogs to fetch.

I close my eyes and see myself the manager of a big cultural event,on a national level,like the Award winning shows. I can see myself running around ,managing the stage,decoration,talking to the sponsors and managing the budget along with ensuring the best of decoration. I can see myself deciding on which type of decor should the stage have. And what types of drape should be put on the back side of the stage.

I close my eyes and look at my mom and dad,who look at me with so much pride. I can see my mom,who has started a boutique,something she has been thinking of doing for long. I can see myself helping her out in buying the piece of land that she would need for her boutique.I can see her designing the best dresses and putting them for sale. And I am the biggest fan of her clothes.She is practically my designer.I can see my dad still continue his jogging,his fitness level on the zenith.I can see his smoking in control,and i can see he has decided to quit smoking. I can see him playing with Piah,playing badminton with her.

I close my eyes and realise..That life is so much better than what we think it is. It is so much more than frustration ,stagnation,self pity,fights with friends,bitching about people,falling in love with someone and not able to have him/her, jealousy,cribbing about the bad things happening in college.

Self cleansing

I was always a believer of yoga and the power of what it could do.And it is said that yoga is nothing without pranayama. But somehow I just like the power yoga asanas without the pranayama ,that is the importance of breathing. And more so,about meditation. I knew it works keep you concentrated and calm,but never had the patience to practice it. My mind wandered most of the times when I tried to meditate. I just tried it right now and I realise that it actually makes you feel dreamy. You get into this state of trance where everything around you seems so much better than what it is. You feel positive about everything that has happened to you and that is going to happen. 
But surprisingly,as i said my mind wanders a lot when trying to focus.. And this state of imagination set in. It was like a visualization of what my future is. I dont know whether it was what it is going to be,or what I want it to be like. But the former and latter dont make much of a difference.And now I realised how important it is to take time out of your daily rat race and just close your eye and breathe. It gives you an altogether new perspective towards life. 

Sunday, October 12, 2008

My EQ Test!

Your EQ is 127

You usually have it going on emotionally, but roadblocks tend to land you on your butt.

On an average day, you're quite happy, together, and content. You live your life well.

Your emotions aren't always stable, but you can go along with the ups and downs pretty well.

You tend to be motivated, energetic, focused, and level headed.

You see the world pretty rationally, and you don't tend to over dramatize things. When things are bad, you know they eventually have to get better.

When will my dream come true?

Arengetram is the final stage performance of the classical dance Bharatnatyam. So Priya and Dance:Dance for me is like the air we breathe,the water we drink.. I joined bharatnatyam classes in the 3rd standard.And since then development of dance has been an integral part of me. After five years of training ,I couldnt do the stage performance because of a lot of trivial reasons.Whenever I google the word bharatanatyam and look into the images,the poses,the grace and the passion with which dancers perform.I just feel I so could have been one of them.But I missed by a small margin. I could have been on stage for a duration of five hours and performed to my heart's fullest.And then I could have looked at my mom's face,who would have been soo proud of me ..seeing me on stage. And then I could have called her on stage to give the final speech..And would have hugged her,and thanked her for whatever she taught me. I actually imagine each scene of that duration .and the entire event is perfectly pictured in my mind. I just have to put my imagination into reality. And I know its still not so late,I still can do my arengetram. I really want to do it someday..I have dreams of performing and my mom standing besides me ..All the time..helping me dress up for every performance...with the creativity she has.
I know that day will come one day in my life..But when?

US of G(Gujarat)

Gujarat...The gullible wonderland!!

As known by all,Gujarat is making tremendous progress by leaps and bounds and heading towards one of the most develop countries by the year 2010.This holy year has been a deadlines for most states of India,or rather for the word.!!This blog of mine is prepared to give you a lot of useful information about my vibrant and culturally rich state Gujarat..Inspite of being able to withstand the scrutiny faced by our present chief minister Narendra Modi during elections,he and our administration has proudly succeeded in living upto the expectations of the state,or maybe more than that!!

Talking of safety,Gujarat is one place which is very safe for women.Women can roam around till 12 at night without worrying much. Education wise we have good number of institutes in Gandhinagar and Ahmedabad itself.Institutions such as DA-IICT,NIFT,NID, and upcoming IIT stand to the stature of the state. Not to forget a lot of other colleges such as MS university Baroda,Gujarat University Ahmedabad and NIT Surat ,which comes amongst the good NITs of our country.
Since 2002,Gujarat has seen an exponential progress in terms of administration, infrastructure, technology,education and welfare of the gujaratis.!!With the huge success of the Narmada project,Gujarat,inspite of not being blessed with too much rainfall,has never had problems where household water is concerned.Gandhinagar,the capital city of Gujarat sees its beautiful and lush green city with impeccable roads comparable to the roads of the most developed countries of India. Also,in 2007 ,Gujarat came up with a new concept of gas pipelines instead of hassle causing LPG cylinders.It was probably the first state in India to come up with a concept like that.It is also one of the few cities in India which receives the least power cut offs (maybe once in six months or something) unlike cities which have power failures most of the time.As it is ,gujarat is a perfect place to be ,especially for single working women where safety matters are concerned. With fun loving and warm hearted gujaratis in town,it becomes a large home for one to live in.

Recently Gujarat has come up with this new concept called Wi-Max.It is basically Wi-Fi,but in the entire city. Gandhinagar and Ahmedabad are two cities which have been proposed to be made Wi-Max by December 2008. That means instead of getting a broadband ,one could get the same speed(maybe more) through Wi-Max without the hassle of wires.Gujarat will be the first of this kind in India.
Also another revolution that will totally change the way of living for most people is 24*7 water supply. Normally people receive drinking water twice a day which they save up in tanks. This supply of waterwill put the tank manufacturing companies in Gujarat out of business. There would be absolutely no need of storing water anymore.
And finally,as everyone knows the Nano project happening in Gujarat.. There is no field which is left to be achieved by Gujarat.
Such is the revolution created by the administration of Gujarat.Probably in the next few years ,it will come upto the levels of USA!!Go Gujarat!!!!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Rate my Life!

Hey i just saw this quiz taken by a blogmate of mine...Its called Rate my LIfe!I took the test and here is my result!

This Is My Life, Rated
Take the Rate My Life Quiz
Your Life Analysis:

Life: Your life rating is a score of the sum total of your life, and accounts for how satisfied, successful, balanced, capable, valuable, and happy you are. The quiz attempts to put a number on the summation of all of these things, based on your answers. Your life score is reasonably high. This means that you are on a good path. Continue doing what is working and set about to improve in areas which continue to lag. Do this starting today and you will begin to reap the benefits immediately. (Read more on improving your life)

Mind: Your mind rating is a score of your mind's clarity, ability, and health. Higher scores indicate an advancement in knowledge, clear and capable thinking, high mental health, and pure thought free of interference. Your mind score is within a healthy zone. This means you have achieved a level of mental balance and harmony consistent with living a healthy, happy life. Continue doing what works, and keep your focus. In our fast-paced world, mental clutter is all too common. Be vigilant in maintaining healthy mental function. Read advice from other quiz-takers on improving the mind.

Body: Your body rating measures your body's health, fitness, and general wellness. A healthy body contributes to a happy life, however many of us are lacking in this area. You have an excellent body score, which means you are incredibly focused on maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Continue in that focus, and your body will remain healthy and strong. Read advice from other quiz-takers on improving the body.

Spirit: Your spirit rating seeks to capture in a number that elusive quality which is found in your faith, your attitude, and your philosophy on life. A higher score indicates a greater sense of inner peace and balance. Your spirit score is relatively high, which means you are rewarded by your beliefs. Spirituality is clearly important to do. Never let it slip, and continue to learn and grow. Read advice from other quiz-takers on improving the spirit.

Friends/Family: Your friends and family rating measures your relationships with those around you, and is based on how large, healthy, and dependable your social network is. Your friends and family score is not bad but can be improved. Maintain your current social net, while you try to expand it. Try new things and form new friendships. You will be rewarded greatly.

Love: Your love rating is a measure of your current romantic situation. Sharing your heart with another person is one of life's most glorious, terrifying, rewarding experiences. Your love score is very low, indicating trouble. There is love out there for you. Seek the advice of wise people on how to go about finding it. Do not lose hope. Read advice from other quiz-takers on finding and maintaining love.

Finance: Your finance rating is a score that rates your current financial health and stability. Your finances are somewhat in the middle, neither bad or exceptional. Keep doing what works for you, and improve what doesn't. Focus on long-term financial stability as your goal. Read advice from other quiz-takers on improving your finances.

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