Thursday, October 30, 2008

What happens when... try and make your handset learn to swim? It drowns and dies!

I didn't need this bit of knowledge (its obvious..isn't it?) neither was I keen on trying to see if it can actually swim. But it did drown and die! My BlackBerry...which I had got last November.

I was talking on the it while in the kitchen and it slipped from my hands and landed in the big bowl of water. Since then it hasn't sputtered back into life yet. I'm still trying to go and get it checked at the service center. As I still have hope that it will survive and it is just in coma!

Its been 2 days since I've been without my BlackBerry. I realized what these drug addicts must feel like in the rehabilitation centers on the first day :P 2nd day I didn't even think about it. Infact life has been kind of peaceful and relaxed since then :)

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Happy yet sad...

Today hubby, Betu and in-laws left for Bulandshaher to attend a function of a close relative. They will stay over there tonight and shall come back tomorrow morning. I had to stay back as I have to be at work by 8:30 AM tomorrow.

As I was getting Betu ready he suddenly burst into tears. For few minutes he just wouldn't say anything and kept crying. And then he told me. "Mujhe aapki yaad aayegi." and started to cry again. I hugged him tight and let him cry. I felt such a mix of emotions hearing those words. I felt happy at the realization and enforcement of our bond. At how he is sad to be going away from me for not even 24 hours. But I felt my heart wrench at seeing the pain in his eyes. The pain of not having his mumma around. I had tears welling up but I gathered myself and told him that papa shall be there and so will Dadu-Dadi. I also told him that whenever he feels he is missing me he can just cuddle up with them and he can also speak with me on the phone. And its then that I asked him to now think and tell me if he wants to go or if he wants to stay back with me.

He mulled for a while and then asked me "hum jaldi wapas aayenge?" and I nodded in affirmation. Its then that he agreed to go.

And now when they are gone and am thinking about him my eyes are welling up again. I am also not at all used to be away from Betu. Its probably the third time when he will not be with me at night. When we both won't be sleeping snuggled into each other, with his one leg over me and an arm on my chest and I won't be feeling his warm breath on my face. Sigh!

~~ Keep Smiling! ~~

Sent on my BlackBerry®.

Friday, October 17, 2008


Today is Karvachauth and I'm fasting. This fast is kept by the married women for the well being of their husbands and the unmarried girls who have been engaged also keep it if they desire.

So on the eve of Karvachauth, we put mehendi. Every year I've managed to go to a nearby place and get it done from the professionals. This year I couldn't manage to do that so I did it at home itself. Rita Bhabhi got me a mehendi cone when she had gone to get her mehendi done.

Betu also gets small motifs done whenever I go for my mehendi. He calls them tattoo :D

Here is the pic of him making a sun motif on my right hand.

Can you see the motif on the back of his left hand?

The sun motif that Betu drew but after I did some modifications to it.

The motif that I made on my left hand.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Hard as a rock yet tender as a jelly

I was going someplace in an autorickshaw. The man was all rough and rugged looking old man. After a drive of 10 mins he shouted "oye" in a really loud way and halted at the roadside. Before I could say anything I saw a young boy with a school bag coming towards us. Without any further exchange of words the auto wala started again.

When I was almost near my destination, he again stopped at the roadside and the boy got down and started to walk away. He shouted "oye" but the boy didn't hear him. He shouted in a louder voice "Abe oye!" and the boy turned back. Once the boy cam near the autowala gave him a Rs. 5 coin and the boy walked away smiling.

I asked him when we started back if the boy was his son. He replied back smiling "Mera bhanja hai. Uska school hai yahan". (He is my sister's son. His school is here.)

Did you see how with the exchange of basically 2 words and that too one sided so much conversation happened between them? And however hard sounding his voice or words maybe, he sure was a tender hearted guy.

~~ Keep Smiling! ~~

Sent on my BlackBerry®.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

What do you do when... get an SMS from your bank saying "Cheque book sent on so and so date via so and so courier and the AWB no is ###. You will receive in 7 working days." whereas you had already received the cheque book 2 days ago?

I just rolled my eyes.

And do you call the bank super efficient on receiving the cheque book next day of ordering it or do you call them slow for sending the SMS so late? :D

Monday, October 6, 2008

You know you have been reading too many comics when...

..when you wanted to write "asterisk" and you write "asterix" instead!

And it takes you a while to understand what is wrong when you see those wrong spelling red underline under the word. :D

Friday, October 3, 2008

Are you there?

Found this cool website - where you can check where all the username is taken or available. I checked mine and but obviously it was registered at a very few sites. :)

It can be a cool tool but can be dangerous as well. Why dangerous? Because there can be people who can try to 'fake' your profile on those sites by signing up with your user name. Although I know they must be completely vella to be doing that :)

Amusing, funny or stupid?

Just read this article on The Guardian where it says Indian Railways has employed a man to pretend to be a monkey to scare of other monkeys. And its been working so far. I would certainly be amused if I was to come across such a sight. But then when I read the article I started thinking on what these poor people have to do to make ends meet. He does it to earn money. To provide for food and living for himself and family. Somehow I felt it can be quite humiliating for a person. Or probably not. Like they say it all depends on the outlook. He definitely sounds quite proud of himself. So as they say it all depends on the outlook.

I've extracted the article here. There is one video also available if you go to the article page.

Indian railway employs 'monkey-man' to protect passengers

42-year-old man walks around on all fours to prevent animals snatching food from travellers

James Sturcke,, Wednesday October 01 2008 15:56 BST

Walking round on all fours, with a tail sticking out of his red shorts and a brown face mask, Acchan Miyan scares the monkeys at Lucknow station, northern India.

Railway bosses insist their "monkey-man" is an effective way to protect their passengers from the mischievous animals, which are prone to snatch food from travellers and tear seat covers from trains.

The 42-year-old says he has been driven to the unusual profession by poverty, but is convinced that his efforts are helping passengers.

But it is hard to tell who is the more bemused, the passengers, or the remaining monkeys sitting around on roof rafters, munching on bunches of bananas, watching the show below.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Life and Death.

Last week my iPod connector cable came that was ordered online and shipped to us. When it came and I opened it this is what I saw - a small spider (see closely near the X). First I tried to brush it away but when it won't go away I looked closer and realized its "in" the sticker thingy!

Title: Preserved for "Life" or a ghastly "Death"?

And what timing I must say! This is what is Cuckoo's current topic for the photo contest. :)

20 question tag.

Aargee tagged me on this 20 question tag about 2 weeks ago. She said its interesting. that's interesting :D


1. What have you realized recently?

That I've become quite lazy. Haven't been doing any exercises and need to wake up early.

2. Have you given your first kiss away?

But of course!!I might be on my millionth right now *wink*

3. If you were to be stranded on a deserted island, who are the 11 blog buddies you would take?

How Do we know (I just like her), Chandni (She is such a fun person), Mampi (My soul sister), Roop (We share love for photography), Suki (For some masti), PG (For all the gyaan she has to share and yummy food she cooks), Swati (we just can't be without each other), --XH--(for cracking on some puzzles together), Dad ~ baker & Chef (We would need lots of good food and he makes such wonderfully appetizing dishes!), Monika, Ansh (We have been with each other when we both were preggers and thus our friendship goes a long way), Manasi (Haven't spent much time with her but my guess is I will have lots of fun with her around). I guess these people would be good. Why?I can't think of more :P

4. Where is the place you want to go the most?


5. If you have one dream to come true, what would it be?

I would need lot of time to think over it. Do not have any specific dream that I really wish for. :)

6. Do you believe in seeing the rainbow after the rain?

Do we need to believe in it? Isn't it science?

7. What are you afraid of losing the most now?

Love of my friends, family and but of course you bloggers!! :)

8. If you win $1 million, what would you do?

Buy a house. Donate to a cancer trust. And then if any money left, go on a world tour.

9.If you meet someone that you love, would you confess to him/her?

I can't afford to now that I'm married and have a child :P

10. List out 3 good points about the person who tagged you

1. Down to earth person

2. Good natured.

3. Helpful

11.What are the requirements that you wish from your other half?

This one post or for that matter even 10 posts won't be enough space to write that out :P

12.What type of people do you hate the most?

Late lateefs and bahane baaz!

13. What is the one thing you can’t live without?


14. If you have faults, would you rather the people around you point out to you or would you rather they keep quiet?

Keep quiet when with lots of people. Tell me when alone with me :D

15. people have started stealing questions too? Great!!


16. Are you a shopaholic or not?

I LOVE shopping! (This is the only womanly trait I have as per my husband. Dunno if this is a compliment or not.)

17.Find a word to describe the person who tagged you


18.If you have a chance, which part of your character you would like to change?


19. What’s the last shocking thing you’ve seen or heard?

Office se fursat mile to koi shocking news pata chalegi :(

20. Would you rather have love but no money or money but no love?

Why can't I have both?


Now time to tag others - Manasi, Ami and Swati.

My kind of day

Life Begins tagged me on "My Kind of Day" where I could imagine and share with others what kind of day I would love to have. I know I am pretty late in doing this tag and decided to do it before she loses any hopes of me ever doing the tag :D

So coming back to the tag does it mean what kind of day I would make if I was to be in Weather God's shoes? Wow! Wouldn't it be so nice? Swaying my wand , sprinkling some magic dust and lo and behold I create a brand new day for the people on earth! let me think about it. I like rain and I like nice cloudy sky with cool winds blowing. And I like the evening sun. So how about creating a day with all these 3 elements put together. WOW! WOW! Just imagining it makes me go WOW!

So let there be little rain in the morning for 2-3 hours. So when we look out of the house the whole world seems crisp and fresh and the plants in their greenest greens and dew drops at the edge of the leaves and on the flower petals.

After the rains lets have a nice cloudy sky with cool breeze blowing. So that when you walk you can feel the cool wind in your hair and you can see the plants and trees swaying with happiness.

And by evening lets have the sun start shining playing hide and seek between the clouds. The kids would be playing in the parks or cycling around.

But but but. The most important thing is I would like to have this kind of a day on a holiday and NOT on a working day at all. Coz if this kind of day happens on a working day I wouldn't be able to enjoy it even one bit! :)

So how do you guys like my kind of day?

Now to tag others. Are you guys game to do it? Suma, Asha and BombayGirl. If yes, lets hear from you.