Wednesday, December 28, 2005

water water everywhere not a drop to drink....

Nah... have no plans of writing about water....
unless we are talking about "Chulli bar pani main doob marna" :-p
I feel like i am running very hard and going exactly nowhere :-(
Its been a bad week. sigh!!

Wrote this when i was veryyy frustrated last week. too lazy to delete it... so posting it anyways

Friday, December 23, 2005


Its christmas weekend and time to be good.
so i am being a good girl. Got a book hidden behind all my work and stuff ...hehhe

I am in a weekend mood and its criminal to work today
I sit in this corner seat and am reading this really delicious romance...
One friend has just given me some VCDs and another has given me a bunch of asterix comics...
People are going home for christmas and i know i can expect loads of cakes and sweets and wat not on monday

Friends from other places have been sending mails on the fun and games they have at their workplaces,owing to christmas ... but i am just feeling too good and lazy to work up the energy to envy them

sigh! life's good.... :-)

atleast until the next mail from onsite ... :-(

Monday, December 19, 2005

Calvin sez

"You know, Hobbes, some days even my lucky rocketship underpants don't help."-Calvin

"I'd hate to have a kid like me."-Calvin

"If you do the job badly enough, sometimes you don't get asked to do it again."-Calvin

"Reality continues to ruin my life."-Calvin

Dad: The world isn't fair, Calvin.
Calvin: I know Dad, but why isn't it ever unfair in my favour?

Calvin: Do you really think Bogeymen exist?
Hobbes: I'm not sure, but if they do, I think this is where they live

Hobbes: Do you think there's a God?
Calvin: Well somebody's out to get me!

Mrs. Wormwood: What state do you live in?
Calvin: Denial.

Calvin: I'm a simple man, Hobbes.
Hobbes: You?? Yesterday you wanted a nuclear powered car that could turn into a jet with laser-guided heat-seeking missiles!
Calvin: I'm a simple man with complex tastes.

Calvin: I wonder where we go when we die?
Hobbes: ...Pittsburgh?
Calvin: You mean if we're good or if we're bad?

Hobbes: It says here that by the age of 6, most children have seen a million murders on television.
Calvin: I find that very means I've been watching all the wrong channels.

Calvin: I'm looking for something that can deliver a 50-pound payload of snow on a small feminine target. Can you suggest something? Hello...?

Calvin: Why isn't my life like a situation comedy? Why don't I have a bunch of friends with nothing better to do but drop by and instigate wacky adventures? Why aren't my conversations peppered with spontaneous witticisms?Why don't my friends demonstrate heartfelt concern for my well being when I have problems? ...I gotta get my life some writers.

ps: For the uninitiated, Calvin is the li'l boy and his pet tiger is Hobbes, Its a comic strip by Bill Watterson

Sunday, December 18, 2005

12 at night

Its 12 sunday night, I am in office working on a night shift. There are just 6 of us in the whole floor and there is a eerie feel... no no its not a ghost story
I have finished my work and want to go home and can't :-(
My parents are paranoid with worry and I have been strictly told not to come out of the office until light!
Another 6 hours atleast of sitting in the office with nothing to do... (well i do have work but there is no way i am going to do tomorrow's work tonite :p) and this is not just my case but of all the women who have come for the night shift tonite.
Its not like we have never been on a night shift or gone home in the middle of the night... so wats so special now?
A 28 year lady, in bangalore, was assualted and murdered when returning home from work by the driver of the cab she was travelling in.
And to boot the place near my office though having very heavy traffic does not have much in the way of pedestrian traffic and is well known for chain snatching. One of my colleagues was even almost kidnapped. Fortunately, he escaped with just some bruises, but that is another story for another time.
Coming back to the original story, the murderer has been caught and doesn't seem to be repenting (anyways wat is his repenting going to solve. And I cannot think of any excuse a person can have for committing such an inhuman act.) There will be a case and he might even be sentenced to hanging. And by the time his punishment is to be completed, people from the human rights commission and even women's organisation will come forward to lessen the punishment, as it has happened before, coz the poor guy has suffered enough. So wat if he has cruelly murdered an innocent woman, she is already dead, isn't she? So what if her relatives are mad with grief, its only fair we have to let the murderer free, how else do we control the population?

Sigh!!! i am sure everyone is wondering what i am trying to say here.
just expressing my ire on having to stay in office after 12 on a sunday night.

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Some interesting facts

I came across these real interesting facts when reading for some exams
Dya know that...

=> In the middle ages it was not a crime to murder another person... you just have to give money to the murdered person's family (called BOT) and ur slate was considered clean. or if the victim's family decided to kill you or ur family, that was quite ok too. But if u said a blasphemous word, u were done for... they could hang you, skin or boil u alive or maim.. depending on how blasphemous the word....

=> A little before that it was believed that man was not responsible for any crime he committed... a demon/devil was said to have got into him, which was making him act that way... so he was not punished... only exorcised, by whaling the hell outta him with a broom or watever...(guess he wouldn't mind getting punished after all..:-p)... but then again maybe i should not have said it was in the middle ages... after we still have it in India :-(

=> In France if u see a blind man walking towards a well (unknowingly) and you don't help him out... you are punishable for that offence... *oops sorry i was not seeing where i was going* :-p

Anyways hey Congrats to Sachin... 35 centuries...*wow*

Friday, December 09, 2005


Aargh!!! is Fa loose err Fanoos ever gonna strike or not?
it has been threatening us for the past 3-4 days and the weather is becoming colder and colder... brrr!!!
i am sitting inside my office with AC full on and it is warmer than outside. The next thing will be snow i guess... my poor Chennai!!! :-(
I wish the cyclone would just strike and get it done with....
and since we have started naming the cyclones... they all seem to have become very corporate friendly... they only strike on weekends...
anyways wats with this new funda of naming cyclones? aping west again?
and off all the 100 million indian languages they just had to go choose persian names.

Thursday, December 08, 2005

Kicking off....

I have been reading so many blogs and wondered why not me?... after all it seems to be similar to writing in a diary and so many people are posting tough could it possibly be?
sigh!!! and I am learning just how tough...
can't think of a thing to write...
people are assuring me that as I start writing the words will just flow. Well I am still waiting to start.
Guess I need a kick start..:-p

Anyways thought I would just write what has been plaguing my mind for sometime
Does it strike any of you that Chennai seems to be having “Thanni la gandam” ( loosely translated “Trouble with water”).
Killi josiyars and astrologers must be having a ball with the weather … predicting rains, cyclones, sunny days and probably with more accuracy than the weather man. The poor guy whose words nature always listens to, if he says rain…u can be sure it will be a sunny day.
But I am digressing
First it was a 4 year drought... when water was sooo scarce that it was becoming more expensive than gold or even *gasp* petrol :-p
But people were desperate for water and prayed so hard that God thought…”hmmm! want water do they…so be it”
In came the tsunami… huge amounts of water sneaking in when people were unawares and taking a huge toll …
At so much destruction God thought *oopsie! May be this was not wat they wanted when the asked for water” and he said “let it pour” and I guess in all His hurry forgot to stop it… or maybe there was some appraisal coming and He is just meeting target after the four years of no rain. (oh don't look! but thats my SWE mentality showing :-p)
And so from one end of the spectrum to the other… Chennai, which was going neck on neck with the Thar desert decided to change its name to Chennice a la Venice.
We do not have roadways anymore… just water ways….and there is even a rumour Director of MTC has been thinking of importing some boats and gondolas for transport. :-p

Now that’s the story of the last 5 years.
I almost shudder to think what’s in store next year