Friday, April 21, 2006

blog avatars

Going through the stuff they write, I can sometimes see these people. I read a lot of blogs and I follow quite a few of them religiously. There are bloggers who continue to remain anonymous and faceless, inspite of everything they've written. There are some who reveal so much about themselves with one single post. And there are those who don’t write anything about themselves.

Once I unmask the anonymous bloggers I will include them. Till then, this is a list of the bloggers I'm able to see, through their writings.

Alapana - One helluva sentimental woman, I think she cries easily too. But I can always feel the strength and optimism under all those beautiful and tender words. Can't still imagine what she looks like but I'm trying!!

Arunima - A bit of a mystery, someone who doesn't give a damn about anything. A bit ambitious, mostly in formals, lots of guys around her, and LOVES LIFE. One more thing, she wrote once that she cried over a Govinda flick but I really don't believe her!!

Ash - Here's a woman so full of questions but someone who loves with everything she has. Petite, very fair, has a quick laugh but a bit moody. For some unknown reason, I always see her with short hair:-)

Blow - Gothic. That's how I see her. A bit dark, nose ring, long black hair, very direct, very quiet but with a temper to reckon with. She then put up her pic on her blog, which is not so different from what I'd imagined:-)

Chandni - Someone in a business suit or formals, but I bet she changes into her favourite Tees and jeans as soon as she's home!! Very active, not so quiet, and cries noisily too:-)

Dreamcatcher - Pics in her profile - a girl with flowers and a girl sticking out her tongue. For some reason, I like the second one better. Looks very young for her age, a bit small, moody, and pouts a lot:-)

Elf - I always see her as a child but someone who's wise beyond her years. Very quiet, prefers to be alone most of the times, and has a very cute ever-ready grin:-)

Flickering Flame - Always imagined her as this dusky, no-nonsense woman with curly hair. Someone who observes and thinks a LOT. And then she put up her pic:-)

I've become a bit busier these days. Hunting for a job as I want to relocate to Bangalore very very very badly. I'm also going to post/read blogs on weekends only.

Wednesday, April 12, 2006


Questions and exclamations
Searched for answers
on the dirty window pane
of a rickety inter-city bus

Looked at the world outside
That side's yours
This side's mine
And what about truth?

Hope's that weak
sporadic street light
Shining down self-righteously
on this street of busted dreams

Lives quickly turn sour
And passion grudgingly dies
inside those matchbox apartments,
scattered all along the highway

Everything's cut and dried
Everything's defined
There are rules to follow
There are images to maintain

And the naked truth
on a teenager's T-shirt
"Freedom's just another word
for nothin' left to lose"

Friday, April 07, 2006

IQ test

Your IQ score is 135

This number is based on a scientific formula that compares how many questions you answered correctly on the Classic IQ Test relative to others. Your Intellectual Type is Visionary Philosopher. This means you are highly intelligent and have a powerful mix of skills and insight that can be applied in a variety of different ways. Like Plato, your exceptional math and verbal skills make you very adept at explaining things to others — and at anticipating and predicting patterns. And that's just some of what we know about you from your IQ results.

Thursday, April 06, 2006

mama, i'm coming home

I'm going home in the last week of May for my sis's wedding. The last time I went home? It was May, 1999 - a gap of 7 years. Been studying, living and working, away from my home state for the past 13 years. And in 13 years, I've gone home 6 times.

There are nephews and nieces I have never seen. They know my name and I know theirs, and that's all we know about each other. Sis told me they have repainted the house when one of my brothers got married last year. She asked me in good humour, "Will you be able to recognize our house?" Heard that one of my nieces cried when I told my folks that I may come home in December instead of May. She couldn't wait to see me and she was scared that I wouldn't be coming at all.

Kids and dogs - I will never be able to understand why they like me so much. Ever since I was a kid, I had been the favourite of every single dog that we had. Sometimes, when I went home during the holidays there will be a new dog but in a few days time, i will become the favourite.

And during my teens, some of my cousins along with a few kids from the neighbourhood would come to me for their studies. Somehow, they never liked going to my elder bros. So it was me for their assignments and all their other questions; all the questions that had nothing to do with their studies.

I was the quietest one in the family and mom would always say, "Make some noise!! We never know whether you are in the house or not." I'm gonna talk this time mom, I'm gonna make a lot of noise:-)

Can't wait to see everyone. Can't wait to be with my family. Feeling homesick for the first time in ages.

You know I’m a dreamer
But my heart’s of gold
I had to run away high
So I wouldn’t come home low
Just when things went right
It doesn’t mean they were always wrong
Just take this song and you’ll never feel
Left all alone
Take me to your heart
Feel me in your bones
Just one more night
And I’m comin’ off this
Long & winding road
I’m on my way
Well, I’m on my way
Home sweet home...
- Home Sweet Home by Motley Crue