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Humor & Wit Again!!

Ready for some more laughs and reflection, pals?!!

A foolish man tells a woman to STOP talking, but a WISE man tells her that she looks extremely BEAUTIFUL when her LIPS are CLOSED.

One GOOD way to REDUCE Alcohol consumption :
Before Marriage - Drink whenever you are SAD
After Marriage - Drink whenever you are HAPPY

Three FASTEST means of Communication :
1. Tele-Phone
2. Tele-Vision
3. Tell-a-Woman
Need still FASTER - Tell her NOT to tell ANYONE...

Love your friends not their sisters. Love your sisters not their friends.

Let us be generous like this : Four Ants are moving through a forest. They see an ELEPHANT coming towards them. Ant 1 says : we should KILL him. Ant 2 says : No, Let us break his Leg alone. Ant 3 says : No, we will just throw him away from our path.. Ant 4 says : No, we will LEAVE him because he is ALONE and we are FOUR.

If you do NOT have a Girl Friend - You are missing SOME thing in your life. If you HAVE a Girl Friend - You are missing EVERY thing in your life.

Question : When …

Where do we go now...

Now and then when I see her face, She takes me away to that special place... And if I'd stare too long, I'd probably break down and cry...

Can't stop humming Sweet Child o Mine by Guns and Roses. Watta lovely song! And the beats... Stunning!! Especially when someone sings it to you... Wowwww, feels great :-)

I've been taking it easy, and loving it for the past month. It's been approx 25 days since I resigned from my full-time position, and it's not bad at all. I get to read, I get to laze about, I can swim, and I can hang out... Money's not everything in this world, buddies!!

(I'm not recommending all of you to leave your job!!)

But I'm surely recommending this - check out a few funky shows on MTV and Channel V. They're worth the time!

The programmes in question are Airtel MTV Connected which stars twins who display their kosmic connection. The judges are none other than Nikhil Chinappa and the now famous twin-pair Raghu and Rajiv of Roadies fame. O…

Agony

Someone who'd understand her...
Someone who wouldn't hurt her...
The one who could make butterflies fly in her stomach with his cute words and adorable acts...
He who would always stand by her come what may...
That person who would care for her, her needs and feelings selflessly... unconditionally...
The guy who'd make her feel like a pampered kid...
And the man who could make her feel like a beautiful and wantable woman...
That wonderful individual who'd do anything to see the smile on her face... to wipe the tears before they appeared on her cheeks...
Someone who'd give up the world for her joy and love.....................

Did sucha person really exist?

Would she ever find him?
Would he truly like and respect her??
Would he stay with her forever???

The young princess looked out her pretty marble window immersed deep in thought.She stayed in a huge tower like Rapunzel, but she did not have the famed long blonde hair that her Prince Charming could use to climb up to her. Didn&…

English is a Phunny Language...

Hiya...

English training is fun... But something that sure is funnier is reading the "mishaps" that occur so frequently wrt the language...

English is a Phunny Language...
And don't we all know that??
How come "to" is too, "do" is doo, but "go" is not goo???!!!

That's an old one. And I've heard so many of them right since childhood - those about Indian professors and their bouncers in class - "Open the doors of the window!" and "Get out inside!" and "Draw a circle of any shape!" I'm sure you have come across them, too...

Here's some taaza maal, freshly outta the oven, just for ya, loyal readers... Some notice boards noticed in London (Not sure if they were put up by Indians!!)Enjoy!!

Spotted in a toilet of a London office:
TOILET OUT OF ORDER. PLEASE USE FLOOR BELOW.
In a London Laundromat:
AUTOMATIC WASHING MACHINES: PLEASE REMOVE ALL YOUR CLOTHES WHEN THE LIGHT GOES OUT.
In a London department store:
BARGA…

Nayi Leher (=New Wave)

Yabadabadooooo...
This shriek of delight comes courtesy my first swimming lesson. YES!! I've finally taken some constructive action towards one of my goals in life... And boy, am I HAPPY!!! I was peeing my pants thinking about how I'll make a fool of myself and be the laughing stock of the entire clan... But hey, it wasn't bad at all... I have a wonderful Sir (atleast he's nice as of now; strict though!) I did very well on the first day, and I was delighted when the coach exclaimed to another learner that "Just coz she's doing it, does not mean you should be able to do it!" I was never slow you know ;-) It's great to be the student for a change... Been a trainer too long!!!
Climbing Chamundi Hill is an tedious ascent for me. I bought the book thinking it would have mythological stories that would be as interesting as the Mahabharata. However, this one is more like the Panchatantra or Vikram-Betal tales. There are short stories laden with religious and m…

Greek Gods and Goddesses - III

Namaskar people!

Took a break from this saga to tel you about ISABS and my Fosters party experience...

Now back to the ultimate sequel of the Olympians... Bringing you the last of the lot... Yennjooyyy people!!

Hermes – the Greek God of Trade and Messenger of the Gods. He shows dead souls the way to Hades's realm and likes to trick people. He is inventive and created the lyre. His Roman name is Mercury.

Cunning Hermes was born inside a cave as son of Zeus and the mountain Nymph Maea. He felt an irresistible impulse of stealing ever since his infancy and quickly developed as the god of the cheaters and the thieves. He has wings on his sandals and therefore is the speediest of all Greek gods.

Thanks to this speed, Hermes received the role of messenger and conductor of souls to the Underworld. The only Olympian god authorized to visit Heaven, Earth and the Underworld, Hermes enjoyed tremendous popularity among gods and spirits.

Most common depiction of Hermes: A young man, wearing traveli…

Indian People, Australian Beer

Hello buddies,

Told you I’d write about the Fosters party I went to on Sunday. And you know how conscientiously I keep my promises…

So, it happened like this. I am a member of Indiblogger which is a website dedicated to bloggers of Indian origin. I received an email from them saying that I was invited to a fun afternoon with the theme “Art of Chilling” arranged by Fosters at Blue – Club Solaris in Koregaon Park (the swanky poolside next to Hard Rock CafĂ© in the Pyramid lawns campus). There would be free food and lotsa beer, possibly a few celebrities and rocking music. Having nothing to lose, and a new experience in the offing, I found no reason to say no, and off I went with a friend in tow. If Fosters needs some publicity, then I’m happy to help!!

Now leme be honest, the scene looked gloomy when I entered. I was among the first few guests to arrive, and I was mentally making plans to pack up in an hour. A few firang ladies dancing and swimming in the pool provided some entertainment, a…

ISABS Revisited

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Hey friends!

Just got these photographs from my ISABS Goa trip...

(Thanks to an extreme lazybum I know...)

Take a look!!

These are a few of my lab-mates
And my facilitator...
From left to right...
There's Bhanu, Pratim, Sweta, me and Nikhil...






Two more...
Mohan and Abhirup...
Both deceptively serious-looking
But extremely funny men...






Here's me and Anurag...
Damn philosophical guy!
More so after a few drinks ;-)







Man, am I feeling nostalgic...

This is me and my facilitator Snigdha...
Can this beautiful lady dance!!!

Just mumble Who the f*** is Alice,
And she's on the dance floor!!





Another photo
From the party
On the last night at Dona Sylvia...





There's Pratim and me and Bhanu...
People drove me crazy with their "undercurrent" references...
GRRRRRRRR!!!!
But all's well that ends well :-)



Almost a month since the lab happened...
Miss it and you guys soooooooooo much!!

Cheers!!
Anuja

Greek Gods and Goddesses - II

Hiii!!

How ya doing readers? Ready to start rocking?!!

Athena - Goddess of wisdom, skill, warfare, handicrafts and reason. She is the sister of Ares, and daughter of Zeus and Metis. Her Roman name is Minerva, and she sprung from Zeus's head in full body armor. She is the wisest of the gods (as her mother was keeping inside herself all the world's wisdom).

Athena, one of the three Eternal Virgin goddesses (the other two are Hera and Hestia), was the sophisticated goddess who taught mankind various skills. She was always giving precious advice and stood by on any danger. Athena officially became the patron deity of the city of ancient Athens and the Parthenon was built in her honor. She was known as "Athena Nike" (Athena the victorious), as she was believed to have given the Athenians the victory during the Persian War.

Most common depiction of Athena: A tall, slim woman with glaucous eyes wearing a suit of armor. Her symbols and weapons: The owl, the aegis and the olive …

Greek Gods and Goddesses - I

Hello!

Before I tell you about the Olympians (Greek gods and goddesses), there's a few updates today.

One is that I watched Angels and Demons starring Tom Hanks, the sequel to the very amazing Da Vinci Code. Unfortunately, this one doesn't quite make it to my hit-list. The reason being, that though the pace and Hanks keep you in your seat, the lack of depth in the storyline and the lost grip over the climax really cheeses you off. The movie is about this demented padre who wants to become the Pope and how does he do it? By killing his own father (also the Father of the Sistine Chapel), kidnapping some important cardinals and having them murdered, while at the same time, pulling off a major stunt with some antimatter and physics shit that I just couldn't grasp. My rating - strictly 5/10, and it's 3.5 for Hanks and 1.5 for the exuberant direction.

The other update is that there's 85 pages left for New Moon to get over. And I'm wondering whether to continue my obses…

Obsessed with Greek Mythology

Hi friends,

I'm enjoying my stint as a freelance English Language trainer. (Hell, I LOVE teaching man!!) It gives me time to do nothing, and also the time to enjoy doing what I want. Cheers to happiness and satisfaction!!

I'm relishing and greedily devoring page after page of New Moon these days... Gosh, now alongwith Edward, I think I'm in love with Jacob as well. LOL.... But hey, I’m also finding myself very interested in Greek mythology. (Of course our Mahabharata and Ramayana are wonderful stories, but the tales of the Greeks sound fascinating, too.)

I was deliberating whether or not to do a section on Greek history as I realized I did not have much to add to the names and descriptions. But hey, a blog is a blog is a blog. (Whatever that means!)

So, I decided to do a post (more than three actually) on Greek history. My sources are Wikipedia (obviously) and another site wholly dedicated to this topic called Greek Gods Info. Hope you enjoy reading as much as I enjoyed analy…

Life's Little Instruction Book

Bon Jour!

Wana share a cute mail wid u. It gives some pointers on how to lead a better life (no, not by dieting and meditating), but rather by following some simple rules. I loved it, and I’ve pinned a printout on my soft-board. It inspires me everyday, and reminds me how joys are hidden in the smallest of things/acts. Leme kno how you find it...

*** Life's Little Instruction Book ***

Always accept an outstretched hand.

Answer the phone with enthusiasm and energy in your voice.

Avoid sarcastic remarks.

Be a good loser. Be a good winner.

Be bold &courageous. When you look back on life, you'll regret the things you didn't do more than the ones you did.

Be confident. Even if you're not, pretend to be. No one can tell the difference.

Be modest. A lot was accomplished before you were born.

Become the most positive and enthusiastic person you know.

Begin each day with some of your favorite music.

Believe that miracles happen everyday.

Beware of the person who has nothing to lose.

Choo…