Sunday, July 12, 2009


It's been over a month since my final sem exams got over n here i am, jobless, swatting flies with nothing to do but wonder where i'll be a few years down the lane. Probably still be sitting here in the same position with nothing better to do but blog, n still be talking about how jobless and bored and lazier i've become. Sigh!

Anyways all the senti stuff apart (the above was just a personal update :P) , I recently happened to hear this really funny (funny would be an understatement) or rather a side splitting incident which actually made me think a bit on the situation of our so called 'engineers' today.

Not so long ago, there were just a few count-on-your-fingers Engineering colleges in kerala where only the creme de la creme or the elite students would go to. Dad wanted to become an engineer and even got admission to one of the colleges but due to financial problems at home he couldn't fulfill his dream (instead made up for it by turning both his daughters into not-so-bad engineers :P)
And the students that graduated then were well in demand and i should think they really knew what they wanted or what they were doing unlike us, ok let's say me, who'd have no idea if someone asked me (because all i get these days are questions from neighbours, peers, relatives, folks, and even from the milkman :, in various forms) as follows:

Neighbour: Engineering aayallo..ini entha paripaadi?Kalyanam okke alochichu thodangiyo? (Engineering course's over you must be free..what do u plan to do next..did your parents start looking for a suitable groom!)

Milkman: Molke ippo college onnum illalle..course kayinju alle..ini entha paripaadi?

Cousin: Lucky chechi..course kayinjallo..aduthathe entha paripaadi?

Dad: What next? We need to sit and discuss a few things soon..(ok this is what totally takes the hell out of me, discussions with dad never end on a very nice note)

N so i've totally retreated into my room for fear of having to face such a situation again. I never had an answer to the above questions until i discovered the one answer that'd save me for maybe a month more.."i'm awaiting the results" :D..phew..that does the trick..but then i got peace of mind only till the day the results came out..and then i get a new set of questions:

Neighbour: What's your aggregate?

Dad: Applying for jobs is gonna be tough with an aggregate like this..what do u think you were doing all these 4 years?! I think we need to discuss.

N the questions don't end..people in trivandrum love minding other people's business so much that they forget theirs..whatever!
Ok now i'm going off track about what i really wanted to post here (this is what happens when i blog after such a long time, i have a million things to write about n i HAVE to include it in the same post :D)

A few months back we had the BSNL JTO exam, which i'm sure whoever reading this post wrote it too coz

1. If what i heard is right) around 40k or more students applied for the exam in Kerala alone n i'm even more sure BSNL made a huge amount out of the poor students charging 750 per head. Around 3 crores..woah! Debatable i guess.
2. Every other person i talked to that evening, had just one thing to say-"Never in my life am i gonna write this damn thing again-F*** BSNL-F*** JTO-To hell with them :P" You know what i mean :) I even had a friend saying "I'm never gonna 'APPLY' for a gov service exam until i'm prepared to 'APPEAR' for it :))..that was the best comment i've heard so far :D

Anyways 'Confused (C)' (read my previous post to know who 'confused' is :D) , 'Atomic Kitten (AK)' and 1 other gal were heading to their Examination centres early that day. It was a government HS school located in the heart of the city.

Another day as usual for C and AK. Nothing to worry about (coz anyways we aren't prepared..i mean who is? :P), the only concern being the fact that they aren't allowed to leave the halls until the exam is over ;) (we are so used to doing this at college, leaving an hour and 45 mins before the exam is over i.e for a 2 hour paper :P that we think it should be something applicable to all exams whatsoever :D..c'mon we have better things to do..text people..catch up on PD's..what's cooking at the canteen..etc).

So there they are, making their way to the centre, mocking people who bury their heads in textbooks; "ivarkonnum vere pani ille..cheh" (don't these guys have any other job); "nammale kandu padikku, book um illa, paper um illa, pen um illa" :P (learn from us, we neither have books nor papers or pens).

Now this school happened to have a map of India drawn somewhere near the entrance (or so i heard). This catches C's attention and she calls out to AK and the 2 other gals to take a look at it. There was ample time left for the exam to begin and so the 3 book-less, paper-less beings need to kill time and so make a stop there. C as usual is happy, excited and bubbly (her usual self) and this is how the conversation goes:

C: (Taking a good look at the map, witha serious look on her face asks) "India il ethra states ondennu aarkenkilum ariyao?" (Does anyone know how many states there are in India?)

AK, and the other gal seem clueless.

Other Gal: "Why don't we take a count?"
AK: "Athu sheriya, enganum JTO de GK section il chodichalo, chodikan chance um onde. Ini aa oru question answer cheythilennu vechu JTO pass aayilennu venda" :P

And so the 3 of them start counting on their own, squinting, careful not to miss out on any of the states.

Suddenly C seems to be doubtful about something. She looks at the map again to make sure she isn't dreaming. Making up her mind she looks at the other 2 and asks (in a dead serious tone),

C: "Enthade ee 'Bangladesh" maathram India de veliyil kidakunne???"

AK looks like she'll faint and the other gal is on the verge of a heart attack.
2 guys who've come to write the exam, and pass by the scene of the incident n who happen to 'unfortunately' overhear them are like -'!!!'
You know what i mean :P

Well, jokes apart, C now works at a software firm where she got in recently while i rant on about stuff, jobless. Now you know (or rather i know), GK and wordly affairs are not all that matter. It's all about's left to you :)

PS: This post was just another 'oh-i'm-so-bored-that-i-decided-to-blog' crap. I've exaggerated a bit, but the incidents are real. :D C's never read my blog, not even once i'm sure, so i guess i'm safe ;) And if u do, C, your still the sweetest person ever :D ;)

Sunday, April 05, 2009

The 8 'Babes' (Back Benchers) :P

College days are coming to (I hate to say this) sadly, an end. Hardly 3 more months and I can call myself an Engineer (i.e. if I still don’t have stuff to clear :D)

The past 4 years has simply been the best years of my life till date, and it’s only going to be memories that I’m gonna take back. The suppli’s (my Hutch dog :p), the under sessionals, the awful PTA meetings dad used to attend (one of my “favorite” teacher even complained I didn’t draw the diagrams neatly in my assignment! much for taking the pains to draw even a few :D), RSM’s chori, Undakanni’s theppu, PN junction’s soapiffication, Orkut spyings n the list goes on…

What I’ll miss most is the 8 awesome friends that made college worth going to, each of them special in their own way. Think of them and a million incidents come to mind which I don’t intend to lose as I grow older and get diognised with alcheimers :D. So I’ve decided to put them here so that a few years down the lane I can come back and cherish all those wonderful days :)

But before I begin it is necessary that I give a short intro on the Royal 9 (including me), so I’m gonna use a fa├žade over their names (and mine :D) just to make things more interesting (and to save face :D)

1)Confused : That used to be the usual expression on her face since I met her in S3, thought it’d be permanent but fortunately it’s changed (a little) now, but traces still remain :P..always happy, bubbly and giggly, makes her the sweetest person in our group :), but her laughing genes seems to have grown a bit extra than the usual which makes her fall prey to most of our lecturers..crack a joke by mistake during class hour n she’ll be the only one laughing head over heels for more time than necessary..and if she’s sitting next to Unicorn (the humor queen), pinne parayanda!..hehe

2)Unicorn : Wondering where that name came from?..well that’s what she calls a rhinoceros with a single horn..guess she actually thought it existed :P..the humor queen as I said, even I find it hard to not laugh during class.(And she has this wonderful capability of making all of us laugh while she sits with a straight face so innocently like nothing’s happened when the lecturer’s catch us)..Always upto some mischief (hides people’s mobiles, purses and other valuable stuff)..a very convincing prankster n sometimes a total gunda..excellent problem solver, usually the one who re-unites friends after a silly fight and that’s what I like best about her :)..her favourite line “shiksha neridan thayyarayiko” (get ready to face your punishment) ;)

3)Chinthabharam: She thinks she carries the problems of the whole world on her shoulders :P..her fate (as all of us agree): tension adichu chaakan (to die getting tensed)..”ayyo I didn’t get a sign on my assignment”..”ayyo did teacher take the attendance, I didn’t give my number”..”ayyo I didn’t do the homework” fortune if all’s well and there’s nothing left to get tensed about, that would be a reason enough for her :P..usually find her deep in serious thought with a frown on her face (God alone knows what she’s thinking about)..she’s cool otherwise, very loyal n you can trust her with anything :) except asking her to reach somewhere on time (punctuality not being her cup of tea, she can actually make you wait for around 2 hours and turn up like nothing’s happened) n yea the only person who actually bothers to listen to the lecture in class, take down notes and do problems..very convenient as we all copy from her :D

4)Day dreamer”(DD): She’s not just the day dreamer alone, but the morning, afternoon, evening and night dreamer too :P..the only married person among us, well you obviously know by now why she dreams so much ;)..usually find her looking outside the big window in our class lost in thought..the only time she’s in the present is when she’s hungry ;P, but even then what’s most surprising is she manages to get through all the subjects every sem (wonder where she gets all the time to study from after she’s done dreaming :P..stays at the hostel so if she gets even a half day break, packs her bag and runs home..and never gets back until a few days :)..and the only person who laughs at her out of the ordinary jokes is HP 50 ;)

5)”Putchi”: A permanent expression of “putcham” (contempt) on her face, not much of a change even in pics be it the passport size one’s, the class photos or the ones with us, its not hard to point her out ;)..very talented and creative when it comes to painting, blogging, photography and other stuff :)..not interested in lectures, you’ll find her head down immersed in her mobily, acknowledging our presence around her once in a while or cracking chalus n the one thing that makes her odd among us is her ultra shiny ultra glam ultra straight hair which the rest of us dream of owning one day :D

6)”HP 10”: The name comes from “Hence Proved (HP) mandi”..and she’s version 10 (because there’s another HP in the group who’s far worse than her)..she’s the one who thought people made PVC inner wear and actually searched google for it to give us proof :P..she thought people planted apple trees on the beach sand..and once she even frantically pointed out the drainage on the side of a road saying “ayyo karamana river alle”..=))..well you can imagine the rest..but all this aside, she’s a heap of ‘concept’, survives solely on that and the certified bhuji among us :P..if we are the 6 point people when it comes to GPA’s she’s the only 7 point in the lot!..n yea you’ll usually find her giggling when she’s sitting right next to unicorn :P

8)”Atomic kitten”(AK) : She’s the tiniest and the cutest in our group and even looks like a kitten :) wanna convey something to her, you’ll have to tap and shake her to catch attention cos she’s a little too less her from a distance of a few metres, every other person in the vicinity would respond but her :P (truly speaking..very absent minded..yelling and screaming seriously has no effect on the gal)..usually lost in thought during class hours, she’d probably be thinking about eating potato chips at home ;)..easily the most helpful gal among us, she’d draw block diagrams and figures for our records and assignments without any fuss :)

9)”HP 50”: The name was a unanimous and easy decision by the 8 above :D..a caption saying “version updated every week” was also attached :P..This gal is such a mandi, one would wonder how she’d survive in this highly competitive highly complicated planet earth..If HP 10 can say stuff like given above, this one’s of a totally different level, pretty hard to explain..very gullible and she’d laugh at anything anyone says, unicorn as usual being the devil :P..that aside she loves dancing, she’s really friendly, very approachable..despise listening to boring lectures so whiles away her time playing on EP’s or AK’s mobile or messaging gf’s in other colleges :D

So there you go..the 9 extraordinary last benchers in my class :)..the incidents in the following posts are gonna be even more interesting as all the above come into action :P
For once I think I’m gonna find blogging more fun to do starting today ;)
See you all for now :)

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Another Tag

Now this one's going to be pretty difficult. I was actually dreading i'd get a tag like this someday which i really didn't want to do, but i've been given no choice so here i go:)

Rules of the tag: RULE #1 People who have been tagged must write their answers on their blogs and replace any question that they dislike with a new question formulated by themselves.
RULE #2 Tag 6 people to do this quiz and those who are tagged cannot refuse. These people must state who they were tagged by and cannot tag the person whom they were tagged by. Continue this game by sending it to other people.

It is necessary that I include a 'disclaimer' too:D
Answers to any of the questions below is not intended to hurt anyone's sentiments.If by chance it does, it is purely unintentional. Here goes,

1. If your lover betrayed you what would your reaction be?
Well first of all i'd look for a reason as to why he would betray me. If the reason is genuine and true enough i would just forgive and forget:) If not, i'd only be happy that i'm no longer with the guy, he's really not worth being with ;)

2.What is it that you see in an ideal partner?
I'm only 20 and i still have a long way to go so my views keep changing every other day :D.
When i was 10 years old my ideal guy was Sharukh Khan:) At 12 it was the boy i kept seeing at the bus stop every other day while going to school:D
At 15 it was the really cute waiter at some resturant:D At 17 it was my first major crush at tuition:p (plus all the other crushes i lost count of  :D)
At 19 I thought I was done with the search but then again it was only a teenage infatuation.
Right now if you ask me what an ideal partner should be like i would say:
1)someone who i can laugh over with on the silliest of stuff and not find it wierd :)
2)someone who i can call up in the middle of the night when i think i need to talk to them :)
3)someone who'd give me my 'space' to do things i like and not be too possessive (i am very posessive, so i'll let the guy compensate for it: p)
4)now most importantly:D, to be frank, he has to be good looking:p(very essential) and he should speak good english too(even more essential)..:) I know i'm asking for too much coz guys of this kind are close to extinction(ok even girls are, i'm not being partial), but let's see, i'm still hoping.
Well finally when i find the right person, i'm sure he's not going be to any of the above :p (so why really bother right)

3.What according to you is the perfect date?
For me everytime i get to see him and spend some quality time (even if it's 5 minutes) is a perfect date, be it anyplace anytime, not an issue :)

4. Would you like to have children soon enough? Or would you wait till your mid-thirties for the first child?
I wouldn't wait till my mid-thirties, but i wouldn't want them soon enough either. I need to spend a few years romancing my guy and maybe when we get bored with each other, we'll think about having children :p.(Now this is the first thing whoever i'm getting married to has to agree with :D)

5. Will you fall in love with your best friend?
Hmm..maybe. But i'll never make it known unless i'm sure he feels the same way too, i really fear losing the friendship for something stupid on my part.

6. Which is more blessed: loving someone or being loved by someone?
That can't be compared, i would go by both. Being blessed is when you really love someone and it is reciprocated too. You gotta be really lucky for that :)

7. How long do you intend to wait for someone you love?
I don't intend to wait for long. Once i'm sure he has no feelings for me, why waste my time? But if he does, well maybe i'd wait for him to come and tell me, i'll never take the first step, that's definite :p

8. If the person you secretly like is attached, what will you do?
I would leave him alone for sure. It's really none of my business to interfere, i'll just consider it my bad luck and move on :)

9. If you could root for one social cause, what would it be?
Free education for all :)

10. Do you lie?
Unfortunately yes. If i've reached so far unscathed, it was only because i lied, and that is the only thing i regret doing. But someone always finds out, so i've never really been able to achieve anything out of it :d

11. Where do you see yourself 10 years from now?
I can't even see myself 10 days from now, so talk about 10 years! Clueless really!

12. What’s your fear?
Hmm, interesting question. I don't know why, but i do not fear anything but coakroaches. It's not funny but that's how it is. What worries mom most is that i don't fear people, i am not scared of the night, i do not fear failing an exam, i am not scared about crossing the road etc. Maybe i'll fear something when i actually go through a very scary situation. I hope i don't.

13. What kind of person do you think the person who tagged you is?
Excellent writer and a really good friend :)

14. Would you rather be single and rich or married and poor?
I can't see the connection here, can i be married and rich? :p Ok, right now i wanna be single, i'll tell you if i'm rich or poor when i find a job and start earning :d

15. If you fall in love with two people simultaneously who will you pick?
:)) wow! That's the silliest question i've ever come across! How in the world can you fall in love with 2 people simultaneously?! I guess you'll really have to be stupid for that.

16. Would you give all in a relationship?
Definitely :) I would do anything (i mean it, anything at all) for the person i love. There is just no reasoning when it comes to love.

17. Would you forgive and forget someone no matter how horrible a thing he has done?
Yes. I hate keeping grudges. It just makes me regret not forgiving them later on. Anyways, you don't achieve anything on keeping a grudge, so why should you?

18. Do you prefer being single or in a relationship?
Right now, single! I have way better things to do than get myself committed right now. I'm going to be comitted to someone for the rest of my life in a few years time anyways so why make it early ;). Lemme enjoy till then:p

19. Your all time favourite song. Only ONE. And why?
Ennum ninne poojikkam... from the movie 'Aniyathipraavu'. I've loved that song since i was 10 i guess and i still do:). No reason really. I'm not tagging anyone this time (breaking a rule:D), instead i leave it open to anyone who thinks its worth a try :)

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Picture Perfect

Photography has always interested me and I've always wanted to post some ofthe pics i click when i go places:).Either i never found them good enough or there weren't much of them to post.
Yesterday i happened to go to Veli with Mom and Dad as a part of our onam outings:D, and i actually went clicking while Mom and Dad talked about boring stuff(as usual), it was a good time-killer really, and i thought i should post some them here:).Pardon me, but i've edited the pics as a part of the 'beautification' process:D
After all, what is Veli without the big white 'shell':D
Some kind of 'reflection', i wanted to get that reflected tower actually:)
Flowers beside the pond:D More flowers:D
What is this supposed to be actually?..Ram standing against a wall?:D
Just a random shot..
I've never seen a sunflower for real, this was my favourite among all:)
Sunset through different angles, i must have got about 20 of them and had a hard time choosing which one to post..couldn't resist 3:)
You know what to do..Comment!:)

Thursday, August 28, 2008


I have been actually 'tagged'..for the very first time..though i've been stealing them off peoples blogs in my previous posts:D..thanks Hari..i desperately needed this :)(i would have stolen it otherwise :p)

The tag's like this: Jot down 5 of your favorite quotes from the various books you’ve read/movies you've seen. If you don’t have the books with you now, Googling (Wikiquotes and the like) can be used to find them. Tag five people and acknowledge the person who tagged you. Now I changed the tag a little and made it 7 quotes..lucky number:)..and pardon me it's all movies:D 
Here goes :)

1)Red: [narrating] I have to remind myself that some birds aren't meant to be caged. Their feathers are just too bright. And when they fly away, the part of you that knows it was a sin to lock them up DOES rejoice. Still, the place you live in is that much more drab and empty that they're gone. I guess I just miss my friend.

This one's from the 'Shawshank Redemption', a movie that i was inspired by very recently.The best i've watched so far..the entire movie is worth quoting actually..had a tough time choosing 1 memorable quote :D

2)Michael: Kimmy says if you love someone you say it, you say it right then, out loud. Otherwise the moment just...
Julianne: Passes you by...
Michael: Passes you by...

One of the sweetest movies i've seen,'My Best Friends Wedding'..i could watch it over and again and not get bored:)..unexpected ending though :D

3)Dory: Hey there, Mr. Grumpy Gills. When life gets you down do you wanna know what you've gotta do?
Marlin: No I don't wanna know.
 Dory: [singing] Just keep swimming. Just keep swimming. Just keep swimming, swimming, swimming. What do we do? We swim, swim.
Marlin: Dory, no singing. Dory: [continuing] Ha, ha, ha, ha, ho. I love to swim. When you want to swim you want to swim.
Marlin: Now I'm stuck with that song... Now it's in my head.
Dory: Sorry.

Marlin: I can't afford any more delays and you're one of those fish that causes delays. Sometimes it's a good thing. There's a whole group of fish . They're delay fish.
Dory: You mean... [whimpers]
Dory: . You mean you don't like me?
Marlin: No, of course I like you. It's because I like you I don't want to be with you. It's a complicated emotion.

This one's from 'Finding Nemo'..couldn't help putting in 2 of the conversations :D

4)Gabe: Love is an ugly, terrible business practiced by fools. It'll trample your heart and leave you bleeding on the floor. And what does it really get you in the end? Nothing but a few incredible memories that you can't ever shake. The truth is, there's gonna be other girls out there. I mean, I hope. But I'm never gonna get another first love. That one is always gonna be her.

This one's from 'Little Manhattan'..truly amazing movie about a 10 year old boy(Gabe) and a 11 year old girl(Rosemary) he finds his first love in her..the conflicting yet mature thoughts of the kid..a must watch :)

5)Young Simba: Dad?
Mufasa: Hmm?
Young Simba: We're pals, right?
Mufasa: Right.
Young Simba: And we'll always be together, right?
Mufasa: Simba, let me tell you something my father told me. Look at the stars. The great kings of the past are up there, watching over us.
Young Simba: Really?
Mufasa: Yes. So whenever you feel alone, just remember that those kings will always be there to guide you. And so will I.

'The Lion King'..used to be my favourite when i was a kid..must have watched it over 20 times :)..but never gave a thought to the conversations until today :)

6)Alicia: How big is the universe?
Alicia: How do you know?
Nash: I know because all the data indicates it's infinite.
Alicia: But it hasn't been proven yet.
Nash: No.
Alicia: You haven't seen it.
Nash: No.
Alicia: How do you know for sure?
Nash: I don't, I just believe it.
Alicia: It's the same with love I guess.

From the Oscar Award Winning 'A Beautiful Mind'..i don't have to comment on this :)

7)Jack Swigert: I've been going over the numbers again. Have they called up with a re-entry plan yet? 'Cause we're coming in too shallow, we're coming in too damn fast.
Jim Lovell: We're working on something, Jack, just hold on.
Jack Swigert: Listen, listen, they gave us too much delta vee, they had us burn too long. At this rate, we're going to skip right out of the atmosphere and we're never going to get home.
Fred Haise, Sr.: What are you talking about? How'd you figure that?
Jack Swigert: I can add.
Jim Lovell: Jack, they've got half the Ph.D.'s on the planet working on it.
Fred Haise, Sr.: Houston says we're right on the money.
Jack Swigert: And what if they had made a mistake, all right? And there was no way to reverse it, you think they would tell us? There's no reason for them to tell us!
Fred Haise, Sr.: What do you mean they're not going to tell us? That's bullshit!
Jim Lovell: All right, there's a thousand things that have to happen in order. We are on number eight. You're talking about number six hundred and ninety-two.
Jack Swigert: And in the meantime, I'm trying to tell you we're coming in too fast. I think they know it, and I think that's why we don't have a God-damned re-entry plan.
Jim Lovell: That's duly noted, thank you Jack.

The 'Apollo 13'..about 3 astronauts on a mission to the moon, but never made it and was forced to come back half way through the was called a 'successful failure'..true story

I tag:
1)Megha:Been a long time since she's updated..this should help:D
2)KP:I'm sure you'll like this one:)..i just hope you do it soon:D
4)Beckham:No escaping alryt:p
5)Anyone who thinks this one's worth a try:)
C ya:)