Monday, August 25, 2008

Found my way home

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Finally found my Kasargod house in google maps. This is quite updated as the building/patch in white/grey is a very recent alteration. And you saw it right. There are no roads leading to this place. Now ask me for directions :)

Friday, August 22, 2008

an embarassing moment

I look at her, She looks at me. We smile. I ask 'you are Rashmi, right?'
All she musters is 'You Nitte, right?' It sounded like you Nitya right?
I: 'nope, I am so and so'
She: 'ya, you Nitya right?'
i; 'Nope, I am so and so'

By now I am very embarassed. then I figure out she asked, was I from Nitte.
I think: Ooofffff.. When is this getting over?

She chats on: 'You were my senior I guess'
I: 'Nope, I was your classmate'
She: 'oh, you know that...'
I: 'I will talk to you sometime later. Bye'

Haa. This is the last time I will try to socialise with any of my college people I find in my office. BTW she joined this Monday.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

An equation

A is a close friend of B.
But B is not as close to A as A is to B.
The earlier A realizes this, the easier will A be on Aself
The earlier A realizes this, the less painful will it be.
The earlier A realizes this, the earlier will he find those answers.

A was only a stepping stone
One of the many...

Monday, August 18, 2008


Lonely are my days
So are my nights
Lonely are my ways
So are my sights

Lonely I feel all the time
So am I even though i smile
Lonely I feel thr' all my prime
So have I been for a while

Lonely is my life
So is my place
Lonely in my grief
So will it be till I rest in peace.

Books - A man's best friend

"Outside of a dog, a book is Man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read." - Groucho Marx.

What happens when you are given a book (man's best friend) by your best friend?

I was about to cry when you gave it in such a manner. 'This is something you asked for, this is something you did not ask for. And this is your advanced birthday gift. Happy birthday'. You remembered!!

Thanks a lot.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Happy Independence day

The third guy in the first row flinched at the gun shot. He knew it was coming. He knew that it comes this time of the year, for the last three years. Still he flinched. He missed the first note in the national anthem, as always. Lucky him everybody was busy waiting for the national flag to unfurl.

This was scene in my school this year at the independence day flag hoisting. The third guy in the first row used to me back then. As soon as teh guest unfurls the flag they give a 2 gun shot salute. After that we used to play the national anthem. But this year I did not flinch. :)

Met a couple of teachers. For a change somebody called me child. We all were addressed as children. 'come here children, how are you children' etc etc. A break from being called uncle.

Every year independnce day used to be this. Get up early. Go to school in white and white. Fight for the cap with the densest red feathers. A practice run for the march-past. We used to be followed by the scouts, then guides and lastly the NCC. A very beautiful march past from the NCC folks. Good news this time around, 3 guys from our school NCC got selected for the RD parade this year.

A very nostalgic ID i had. Going though the classes. Thats a topic for the next blog.