Friday, May 30, 2008


She peered down the bridge of her nose, through her faithful old spectacles that provided a slight cloudiness at the edges of her vision.
She wished she could hold the letter from her son in her hands, not read it on the computer screen. No, she realized, she didn’t want a print of the text that appeared in front of her on the screen, either.
She wanted his handwriting. His untidy chicken-scrawl that had made the task of reading his letters so wonderfully time consuming. The flow of ink, the way he stressed on the dots in the i's and j's and the bold off the mark slashes that cut through the t's.The careful folds of the paper, her awareness that he must have rest his hands on it, the way he must have held the pen in his hands when he sat down to write her a letter in his study… The intensity of these images was fading away, now there were no letters, just emails. She thought that she might be asking for too much, expecting hand written letters in this age of 2-min technology…but she missed keeping old letters next to her when she went to sleep , almost as if his presence was tangible in that singular piece of paper.
Count your blessings she told herself. At least he cared enough to send an email once in a while….thinking about the past and the happiness it had brought her would do no good.
Memories should always exist as entities meant to be treasured, not something that would bring resentment or grief to her present.
She smiled and reached for the ruled paper pad and her pen. She had a reply to write.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Atlas Shrugged

been reading Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand for the past couple of days.
It is a deeply philosophical book, has radical theories and challenges our notions about the world as we know it..
Think i'll put up a few great lines from the book soon....

Friday, May 9, 2008

Down memory lane..............

The wait ends today...well at least for me.There is so much excitement bubbling within , that my smile seems stuck on my face.I'm finally heading home.It has been a long year...full of ups and downs.
I can safely say that all of us had our good and bad times, and that we have grown , as people and as designers in this year.for some reason i cant stop reminiscing either.....and i realize that the number of happy memories far outnumber the bad ones...

Here are some of them that are very vivid, etched in my mind like photographs.I write them down in fear of losing that i can make them eternal..........
Sitting in pizza corner for my b'day treat-with all of you guys:D
(that was fun, though it burned a mighty hole in my pocket!)

Going to sinhagad and getting soaked to the skin.....then eating kulfi and freezing half to death!!!
-with shruti,disha,varsha,vidhya and aditi
(spl.mention :the awesome food-bhajiya,chaas,pithla and bhakri.....yum!!)

Watching harry potter and the order of the phoenix-with huffy and derrick
(and we were the first ppl. to go and see it , coz i simply could NOT wait!!)

Getting bitten by the damn irritating bed bugs in the bus to goa(kyoorius trip).....and scrathing myself insane.
( burn in hell you nasty blood-sucking monsters!!)

Sitting on the swing in the house in goa talking about tennis-with sherry
(go justine and federer!!:P)

The long walk on the calangute beach-with Richa
(the things we saw were…ummmmm…interesting?)

Walking in the rain on the lonavla highway-With jemma , maya, sherry,hafsah and prachi
(loved the pointlessness of it all!!!)

Sitting in the 2nd floor comp lab for pranita maam’s assignment-with jemma and maya
(work mode!! But it was funsies :D )

The whole nazar na lage movie experience-with saurabh, sherry and maya
(remember the time we came up with the story? It was after India won the 20-20 WC….oh yaaaa…the whole match was crazy too!)

Eating breakfast of bread butter-with maya in the decembr hols
(yuuuuuuuuuuuuum ;P)

Laughing myself silly in the auto rickshaw when coming back from toons-with sanjyot(my laughing partner) ,maya, manav and jemma

Standing in the queues for the concerts, taking part in random competitions, eating the hostel 12 parathas and travelling in the local from kanjurmarg….all in mood-I 2007-with maya , manav and sherry
(mood I made me miss home a little less….thanks you guys for coming along. The year before was spent alone. And it wasn’t pleasant..)

Working for catch the train and falling asleep in the middle of the night on mrinalini’s lap-fundamental 2008
(aaaahhhh the fest times in college ..wish they would never end!)

Dance practice for auditions-pre fest 2008-with maya ,jemma ,shweta, teena, parita and nivi…(mauja is our song forever..!)

Siting in chopsticks after the announcement of the current core team-with sherry
( foodies forever! We will talk about food even when we are eating….;P

Doing the traffic signal project roaming around -with jemma
(yaaaaay! We came back in one piece and didn’t get lost too many times J

Reading maximum city in the shack in mulshi, alone with my music
( The proximity to such natural beauty makes a thinker out of me….if I’m not one already!!)

The dip in the lake in mulshi-with maya , hafsah, sanjyot, sherry
( ahhhhhh the madness of it all….)

The super slow walk back to the animation lab-with maya
( it’s evil I tell you…animation!)

Working on my flash site in the college comp lab after 8 o clock-with the whole pd gang ( the jokes were very sad and my music player battery ran out…ouch!!)

Visits to jeevraksha-with maya (here’s to a lot more of them in the future!!)

Walking the streets of viman nagar-with maya ,sanjyot and mrinalini (majorly)
(and never being able to catch a bus when we really wanted to!!!)

Working on the advertising project and laughing at our ignorance-with sanjyot
( didn’t turn out to be that bad did it now?...)

Sigh….i’m tired of typing and remembering now….

I’m sure when I put this up , tens of other memories will pop into my head which I will regret not including...guess I cant put a year full of madness in one post. Still this This was my second year...thanks to all of you guys made it wonderful for me.Oh yes.. and the obligatory-I'm sorry for all the times I might have been stupid...
I love all of you.
Cheers to two more eventful years ahead!!!!