Sunday, March 28, 2010

March 2010 Kerala trip - Grandmom's 90th Birthday

"90, that’s how old your grand mom is going to be this year, We going to Kerala for her birthday" this was what my dad told me when I came to know that he has booked tickets to Kerala without even asking me if I wanted to come, and to tell you the truth I was pissed off, Did I want to waste my holidays going to Kerala smiling at my relatives or would I prefer to go to some other place like Ladhak or Kashmir, I would have chosen the later.

So with not a great mood, that’s letting my parents know that I am being dragged on this trip against my will my trip to Kerala starts with the trip to the airport, A non interesting flight to Cochin and a drive to my native place: Pala. 

Man its hot, have never been to Kerala when’s so hot, people are saying this is the hottest march ever, I wonder how may is going to be there

Now the trip starts getting better, with aunts and uncles asking how long it has been since we saw you, you have changed etc, you know the usual dialogues.

I feel if I had got 10 Bucks for every time I heard one of these statements the trip to Kerala would have paid for itself.
1) How long since I saw you
2) You have become fat
3) So working, now next your marriage (seriously, I people can't think of anything else?)
4) You look just like your dad now (I am committing suicide)

Saw my grand mom, 90 great age, but I don't want to live so long if I will end up like her, frail and weak depending on others for everything, and I literally mean everything, She doesn't even recognize my Dad forget me.

Went through the fields, the places I used to run and play when I was a child, Man! the memories I miss those days, Summer holidays in Kerala, Playing in the fields, swimming in the stream, having sweets from Uncles, great food grand mom used to cook, bedtime stories, those were really fun days, The memories coming back really made me nostalgic.

Next day went to my moms place, met my granddad, stayed at our house there, It seems a cat had jumped into the well and died, so it was taken out and all the water was pumped out to clean out the water, But I was just thinking we pumped out so much water just cause a cat jumped into it, what about all the water we drink in Mumbai, wonder what all has died in it.

This night it rained in Kerala, now it felt like a Kerala I know, heat reduced, humidity in the air, everything wet and damp, power gone cause some tree fell over a power line, this is the Kerala I know, We celebrated grandma’s birthday this evening, had fun with all the uncles aunties and cousins, missed a few of them who couldn't make it.

Climbed a guava tree and plucked its fruit, long time since I have climbed anything apart from my building staircase, was fun :) 

Returning to Mumbai, now I wonder why I made the fuss about going to Kerala, It was not at all a waste of my holidays, I really had fun. Wondering now when will I be going next time.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

My 23rd birthday!!!

"Yet another Birthday, am 23 now, Just another 23 year old nobody lose in this world who hasn't done anything of note"

The above words running in my head was how I got up on the morning of 21st March (my birthday), so without a smile on my face I wished the person in the mirror a Happy Birthday and to note the person from the mirror didn't smile back either.

But had to force a smile on my face when my mom came and wished me happy birthday, to tell the truth the first true smile of the day came to my face when I came to know my mom had made a cake and while cutting it I got gifts from my parents. (There’s something in gifts, they mostly always bring smiles to peoples faces)

Dragged my self to church then attended mass, a few friends over there wished me. 

At about 11a.m I got out of my house, my friend was coming from Pune to meet me on my birthday; I spend almost the whole day with her,

Saw 3 movies back to back
'The book of Eli'
'Alice in Wonderland'
And the boring ' My Name is Khan'

3 movies can you believe it, I spend my birthday giving money to Fame Raghuleela, well at least someone profited out of this,
If you wondering how it happened that me, who’s not a movie buff happened to watch 3 movies on a same day, Well truly this friend from Pune had told me earlier that its being a long time since she saw a movie so I thought for her we will watch a movie, and we went to see 'Book of Eli' at the end of the movie she was like she wants to see one more,
I was like OK, so we went in the see 'Alice in wonderland' Nice movie, had fun again, after the movie a few other friends came, and 1 another friend when she heard that I saw 2 movies was like hell now see a movie with me, and she dragged me for 'My Name is Khan'. 
So this how I came to spend my birthday in Fame Raghuleela, Vashi.

Now about 9:30 ran home reached home at about 10:15 and then my dear mom started saying "you can't spend a hour with your family, 1 birthday on Sunday and you were roaming with your friends etc" I kept my mouth shut had food, kissed her and went to sleep, end of day.

So there ends the 21st of March 2010, but is celebration of me surviving 1 more year older over? Nope, I went to office the next day and was wished by people there, lootofied for a party by office mates (2 to 5 outside office in the name of lunch), got a facial with cake (such a waste of cake) and in the end, people who were frustrated took it out on me in the name of Birthday bumps (ouch!), In all birthday part 2 was also as fun except the fact that cause in office I had to act like I am working.

I started my birthday feeling real low that I am a 'nobody', birthday ended me feeling good of life, I don't know somehow I have this feeling inside me that this year is going to be good, fingers crossed!!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Office Humor : DF Institute of Management Studies

There was this crazy talk in office today, just a business plan

Institute name:    DF Institute of Management Studies
Degree given:      Advanced course in Marketing management.
Tag line:              Management degree in 30 mins

Why spend 2 years to earn a degree in management, when all you need to know are discounts and reward points.  30 mins lecture and you are all set to go and doom a company and give unnecessary extra work to people working there.

Faculty:  The best in market, who teach you at a discount how to distribute the maximum reward points without ever going into profits.

Entrance Exam: DUMB (DF Universal Management Bakwas)
Real tough paper to pass with very difficult questions
For e.g.
1) Which is the longest word?
      b) Tap
      c) Pineapple
      d) Cat

2) What is 2+2?
     a) 2
     b) 4
     c) 22
     d) 200

3) Who went up the hill with jack?
      a) Jill
      b) Princess
      c) Dog
      d) John

Real hard paper, anyone who gets full marks is immediately disqualified, as people who are bookish and can't see outside the box.

Sexy girl: I can’t date you; you are not even a manager?
IID Boy: Manager, Will you wait for me for two years while I study.
Sexy girl Why spend two years in college when you can earn your degree in 30 mins?
IID Boy: Really? From where?
Sexy girl: DF Institute of Management Studies, 30 mins mai Manager.
IID Boy: Thanks DF, without DF I would never have got my girl (reward points)

Ideas given here are the contribution (hard work and sweat) of lot many people, if anyone is insulted (read interested) reading this please contact us for the business proposal.

For those who couldn't make head or tails of things written above, Congratulations, you have been admitted as the first students of DF Institute of Management Studies

Monday, March 15, 2010

Happy birthday sisters

One Sun guides us in the day, one moon at night,
But two sisters I have, who guide me day & night,
How Lucky I have been, to have the best sisters the world has seen,
Most have one guardian angle, somehow God gave me two.

Fighting and bossing are the things you do,
Nagging me and bugging me, you love to do,
But my sister let me tell you,
I would never want this world to be without you.

You may not always be with me,
But am sure your blessing are,
This birthday I want to tell you
That I always missing you.

My best friend you may not be,
I may not tell you everything I do,
But my guardian angle please listen to me,
When I tell you I love you.

Happy Birthday dear sisters, Hope you have a really great day, and a even more wonderful year, Wish I could be with you to celebrate this day

Monday, March 8, 2010

Stone throwing at a local train

Funny how people hurt others,

What happened?
Picture this:  Mumbai Local travelling real fast,  for fun a youth by the side picks up a stone and throws at the train, passenger by the door gets hurt.

I saw this today, happened right in front of my eyes, well all I heard was a loud noise and then this man by the door catching his forehead bleeding like hell.

This man, no fault of his apart from wanting to breath a bit of fresh air stood at the door, I have no idea what the youth who threw the stone gained by it, but this man could have lost his eye, luckily the stone hit his forehead, and seeing the amount of blood was spilling out it was no small hurt, Imagine been hit by a stone moving at more than 100km/hour

I have read many times about stone throwing incidence at the train in the newspapers, but this is the first time I am witnessing one, God only knows how many times I have stood at the door, luckily by Gods blessing I have never been hit by a stone.

I don't know why I am writing this, nothings goanna change, that guy who threw the stone will throw it again tomorrow, people are still going to hang at the door, only place in a crowded local where you will get fresh air. Bit shocked I am seeing the stone throwing incident, How a innocent man almost lost his eye, I have no idea why that youth threw the stone, what did he gain by it, what was he trying to prove? All I know is that an innocent person was injured today.

I know you people will be able to tell me many other incidences where innocents get injured, but people reading about it, hearing about it and seeing it. There is a big difference