Strictly for my friends

Tuesday, November 21, 2006


I hate to do this. But I'm having to. I dont have a choice!

I love blogging and I have so many blog friends that I've lost count.

All of you come by and ask me where I've disappeared to. Believe me, I dont want to disappear...just have been forced to.

Demanding professional life, demanding personal life...leaves me with precious little time for my virtual life.

I dont even get time to check my mails. Yet, when I sit back and think about how I used to blog and orkut every day, I feel as if its all a distant dream!

In my last post I complained about having no time. The problem persists.

This post, I have to say goodbye. For I feel I let down all you great people out there who I have met virtually and would love to meet in real life too. I guess some things are just not to be.

So this is the final ciao. Goodbye, adios, tata, alvida!

This is me signing off.

Strictly for all my fabulous blog friends!

Sunday, October 15, 2006


What do you do when your life suddenly becomes so incredibly busy that you cant recognise it anymore?

You suddenly seem to have no time for your friends, no time for family and most importantly no time for yourself! Everyone asks for more and you want to give them that time, but you just dont know how!

You have the weekends, I can hear you say that! Yes, I do. But I just seem so tired with the first five days of the week, and so caught up with unfinished chores on Saturdays, that Sundays are spents 90% in bed! Wake up, eat, bath, laze around, eat, go to sleep, wake up, eat, watch TV like a lazy lump of lard and after dinner go back to sleep again!

Can you believe my week? It's been so long that I took the time to do something simply because I wanted to. Like watch a movie quietly or read that good book I've been meaning to for so long! Or even post on my blog and check other paople's blogs, replying to comments and such!

But the all-dominating factor seems to be W-O-R-K!

I dont want to crib any more, but tragic, isnt it? Any suggestions how to liven things up?

Friday, September 29, 2006

Happy Pujas!

Happy Pujas everyone! It is the festive time of the year for all Bengalis. Four days of dressing up, eating out, meeting up with friends and family, romancing with that special someone and last but not the least pandal hopping to see which pandal is the most innovative and where the idol of Goddess Durga looks the most exquisite! Durga Puja is organised in every major city all over the world and wherever you are, you are you must catch up with some friends, preferably Bengali. I have never missed a single Puja in Kolkata in my twenty five years and I hope I dont even after this! Enjoy everyone!

If you want to know more about the festival click here. It's a site I found on the Net that is completely dedicated to Durga Puja.

Saturday, September 23, 2006

My Song

I Love this number!

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Sunday, September 17, 2006

6 weird things about me!!

Im finally completing the tag that's been more than a month due now. I was tagged by Astral. So here goes, six weird things about me. Read on and you'll know just how cranky I can be!

But first, the rules!

~ You must post a blog with six weird facts or habits about yourself.
~ These cannot be used against you later on.
~ At the bottom name the six people you will tag next.
~ Leave them a comment to let them know they've been tagged and to read your blog. here goes!

1. I just cant go to sleep if there is the slightest sound of paper or plastic in the room. I can sleep in a rattling train, or a crowded bus, but keep a book in the room that has leaves flapping or a plastic packet that is rustling...and my sleep goes for a toss! So before I sleep, I ensure that there all the books and plastic packets in the room are kept with something heavy on top of them to stop any kind of movement.

2. I hate anyone touching my study table or my cupboard. Those are MY domains and anyone trying any funny business there pisses me off! I wont deny they are both incredibly messy and my Mom just finds it impossible to keep away from anything thats disorganised in any way. But there is no way she even makes the mistake of coming near any of those two messes. All Hell will break lose and she knows that by now. I do clean them once in a blue moon, but just about!! :)

3. I cant sleep without my dog lying half on top of me. He's a big Doberman..and he's heavy! But that's just the way it is! He cant sleep without lying on me and I cant sleep without his wet nose on my neck!

4. I need to be properly turned out all the time. Jewellery in place, clothes, shoes and bag peoperly co-ordinated. Some of my friends think that's so weird that I'm decently dressed all the time...though I just never could get what's wrong with that one!

5. Even if I am completely full...say, I've had an enormous lunch or dinner with lots of different dishes and I dont have even an inch of place left in my stomach, I can still miraculously make place in my tummy for desserts. I go to a restaurant and the first selection I look at is the desserts section. I have an incurable sweet tooth! And Im so happy about that! I've hardly ever left a restaurant without having some or the other dessert on offer.

6. Okay, get me into a shop...any shop and ask me to choose. It may be a clothes store, a grocery mart, just about selling anything. I WILL choose the item that is most expensive in the store. I need not look at the prices or even have more than a cursory glance at the item and I pick out the one with the highest price tag. Its an uncanny knack I've had since I was a kid, but that's just the way it has been!

Now its my turn to tag six people. I tag Jac, Shakhi, Maya, Velu, Ekta and Sreejith. So buck up guys...its your turn now.

Sunday, September 03, 2006

After a long break

I'm back after a looong hiatus! Took me some time to get adjusted to all the changes that were happening in my life!

The major change that I'm talking about is the sudden new turn my career took. I got a call from a MNC one fine day while I was at work and they offered me a job that was a dream come true!

I was stunned! I had never put my CV out and I was still relatively new to the job that I was in. In other words, I had no intentions to leave!!!

But as fate would have it...I was made an offer that I could not refuse. The profile was way better and so was the pay. The only glitch was that they had work sceduled in shifts and I was not comfortable with night shifts.

They even offered to compromise and gave me the work in day!! I just could not refuse after that! I was sent the offer letter in a day's time and asked to join the next! And I did.

Been on training for the last couple of weeks and had no access to the Net. Too tired to log on from home.

Due to the confidential nature of my work, I shall not have access to Blogger, Orkut, even mail from now on. So its weekends for me.

Looking forward to posting next week again! Till then , see you guys around!

Will definitely complete the tag next week, Astral!

Friday, August 18, 2006


Havent posted for a looong time. I was spending my time greiving. And I had an excellent reason.

Okay, this may sound a bit stupid, but I was grieving my dear Orkut being blocked at work. Considering the fact, that I'm sitting in front of the computer for over nine hours a day...hey...I need some entertainment too!

But that was, ofcourse, no to be!! It was too good to be true! So there went Orkut and all the chatting with other friends who were equally bekaar (that means jobless ;)! ) and bored! They even blocked the proxy sites! How mean!!!!

Siiigh!!!! Such is life!

My life has been so boring besides. There's nothing to even write about!

Monday, August 07, 2006

I had the most adventurous Sunday in a long time yesterday!

I was fast asleep. It was nearly nine. My cell phone rang loud and clear and I answered groggily, "Helloo"? It was an old friend of mine from University. He was in town for about a week for a holiday and he had an "odd" favour to ask of me. I was slowly waking up. What was it that he wanted, anyway?

"I've decided to get married today. Will you please come down and sign as witness?" That was enough to jolt me out of sleep. "Whaaat? Are you kidding me?" I couldnt believe what I was hearing! He had just decided on a sudden impulse that he wanted to get married to his long standing girlfriend and I was to trudge all the way to Barrackpore(which happens to be quite a huge distance from my place) and the time for the auspicious event was given to me as "Now!"

From asleep to awake, bathed and dressed, I took all of 20 minutes! And I was on my way to the station. I had to travel half an hour by local train to get there! And I had never been on a local train in my life!! Enough to scare anyone, right?

But I am proud to say that I bravely bought a ticket, not even knowing which train I was to board and following instructions, I made it! The whole journey was an adventure of sorts for me!

Then came the actual signing, which made me nervous as hell, even though I just had to sign as witness. And then clelebratory lunch! It was all so much fun! The secrecy(he didnt inform his parents), the all new location, and seeing two people who were very much in love and so happy too!!

Even though I had to travel an hour and a half both ways to get there and back...I am so glad I did! I would do it again! Anyday!

Thursday, August 03, 2006


Today, when I came to work, there was an uproar in office. Everyone seemed to be busily copying a certain number in their phones from one another. I was curious.

Upon asking, I was informed it was a "bhoot-er number" (number of a ghost) and if I knew any better, I would take it down too! Now why, you would ask. Well, apparently, it was the number of a young girl who was killed. Her "ghost" calls random people (especially women, don't ask me why!!!) after midnight and foretells the future. "She" can even tell one accurately what happened in the past!

No mean ghost! And a knowledgeble one, at that! But wait! It does not end there! The next day, the women fall ill and subsequently, many of them die!!!! Wow! Now, that's what I call a story!

Everyone was like, "Copy it, yaar! Who knows you might be the next one!" with scared glints in their eyes. One colleague even dragged me to her desk and showed me a powerpoint presentation she had on ghost pics! I had a good laugh, I can assure you!

What's with the silly superstitions? Okay, so there might be spirits! Even ghosts! But who the hell heard of tech savvy ghosts making calls and killing people after that!? End result: Pandemonium!

I just didn't know what to say! Do I call it silly? Do I call it superstitious? Or do I call it plain and simple mob mentality? One saves it...scared...and the rest follow suit!

Hey...leave me out of this....please!!!!!! :)

Monday, July 24, 2006

I am who I am...

There are many people who are ashamed of who they are and I feel weird about it.

Case to point: someone I know. She cannot speak a word of truth where anything concerning herself or her opinions are concerned. Basically, she is not a dishonest person. But the moment an opinion on any subject needs to be expressed, she goes with the majority vote or the point of view she thinks sounds "right"! Everything she says is a gross exaggeration of the truth to the extent that she has forgotten how to react to situations in a normal way. eg, if someone lends her a pen for some work, she will gush over the person as if that person had just saved her life!

I feel bad for people who feel so bogged down by what people think about them and so feel it difficult to express themselves. I am not sure whether it is insecurity, lack of self esteem or just peer pressure that makes people this way.

But I value people who have individual opinions. I value people who can think for themselves. I value people who can be independent minded.