Nov 13, 2009
Jul 7, 2009
When was the last time you played with foam. Remember those childhood days when you would lose your mind (LOL!) seeing water and foam.. I would..
Whenever I would go to the beach I would get that "Bubble blower".. We would go crazy trying to catch each bubble that would get created from that small instrument.. it was so amazing..
Just wanted to experience that once more.. was feeling like doing something crazy so we blocked out kitchen's washbasin.. filled in lots of detergent mixed water and started making bubles with a straw.. we the creative human beings found out ways to create castles, tunnels and caves through that foam.. I was trying to create two bubles in one.. ie wanted to create a series of bubbles but failed.. i guess will have to learn it from a child..
Ofcourse in the end just blew all the foam on each other and felt satisfied having done the job well LOL!
Sometimes even small things provide so much pleasure.. I guess its all in the mind.
Jul 5, 2009
What do you do when you get up in the morning and find that its raining outside? smile? Try reaching it from your window sill or call friends and get wet till it lasts?
Its raining as I write this note. M getting into the mood of describing it but at the same time m missing the fun I would have had getting wet :). The lush green leaves and the clean trees look beautiful. The smell of turpentine (m wondering where its coming from) is good. Getting into a mood of a long bike ride.
We have been enjoying rains since last week and tempers have gone down. People on the streets, strangers I meet look more happy to me. The blossoming trees, the chirping birds, the hen next door, the cats around seem to be enjoying the weather as much as we are...
This is not my first monsoon in Mumbai. M still enjoying it to the fullest. Garam chai, pakodas and the scenic view from my balcony.. this place feels like heaven. Mumbai being a coastal region it usually experiences heavy rains.. so more water clogs, more road blocks - traffic jams, water on the train tracks.. apart from all this in the end everybody just loves the drop of rain falling on them be it acidic or natural. :) Once in a while I think I wouldnt mind getting stuck ON MY WAY BACK HOME.:) M sure its very exciting, adventurous and tactful to make your way back taking care of the puddles, open gutters, sharing the same time with strangers around and I would have all the time in the world hearing them grumble about the govt 's management flaws.
Its a pleasant season and the one I like the most of the three we experience in India.
(Pic Courtesy : Reuters)
May 8, 2009
Well, today of all the days was a good one.. many things happened, both new and bold... the most exciting of them all is that I have 7 guests at my place.. aaaah! Please dont frown at the thought of "guests"!!!! The ones at my place are different...they are living beings, from our world, seem busy like us; running- moving about in search for their dreams.... FISHES!
Wow! m actually excited to have them over... they are my teacher's pets and I have agreed to take care of them for the next coming month... All of a sudden my attention has diverted and is now focussed on those cute creatures that are living under my roof as my responsibility... which is a big thing coz never have I fed anybody (realistically speaking).. :)
An overwhelming feeling surrounds me.. and I am not going to be alone ever in that room... leaves me with a happy feeling... small things in life give pleasure so just thought I'd share with you all..
Apr 20, 2009
I have been learning to write calligraphy. A totally different prospective to writing. The positioning of the pen, curves and the output make it so artistic.Since I have been understanding and analysing handwriting, I realise Calligraphy brings out the creativity in a person and his moods determine the curvature and slope of the handwriting which plays a very important role in making the entire work look artistic and beautiful.
At the same time when most of my thoughts I convey come from the tic-tic of the keyboard, so is the case with most of us, I think Calligraphy will always just remain an art, hobby and never a script used frequently.Snail mails, and sounds of scritch- scratch pencil have almost disappeared from my world, I believe to keep this hobby of mine alive I need to consciously use it to my benefit.
I think same is the case for most of the languages. Which of the languages do you know of, have lost their value over the time.
Apr 10, 2009
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Jan 29, 2009
It involves recognising people for what they are, not what you think they are nor what you want them to be.
Its a realisation that has touched, affected me bigtime. It completely changed the way I perceived things, people and situations and more importantly my stand on the same.
How do you Communicate?
Jan 23, 2009
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Jan 12, 2009
Got up 6 in the morning.. got ready, packed and
Then we further went around places that we had memories attached to..Sajid maamu lived there for a few years and Raphae, Yasir were born there so there was a lot to see and refresh memories from.. the by lanes, the houses, the people, the habits, the war, the shruwbery biscuits, the budhani's wafers and the shopping at M.G Road.
Went to the gardens, visited the fountain which was the most relaxing thing in the evening coz by then we had a long day driving and walking around the streets and visiting places.. the sound of the water, the fresh leaves, the ducks and the entire sight of being amidst the greenery was very refreshing... I was kind of charged again.. ehehe!
The experience at the parvati parbat was kind of a big realization of how much stamina i had lost and how much i need to gain back... 108 steep steps to a beautiful temple and being the highest peak led us to see the hole curvature of city and beyond. Beautiful and terrifying both LOL!
All was great.. at 8:30 accelerated to leave pune for mumbai... with Farah having driven the entire day... she was looking forward to an autopilot drive to mumbai.... with speed limits to catch up on, the ghats to glide through and the breaks to depend on. :) as we started approaching the expressway out of pune, the ride got smoother and people started feeling the comfort of the AC. I had to shift my support from talks to the wonderful, songs on my phone. Raphae being next to me gave all directions and a few guidelines to take into consideration on the ghats.... no breaking was something that i felt was unusual on the ghats but when i approached them I understood what exactly he meant..
Driving the entire way in the center lane was smooth, maintained an average of 80kms / hr to reach back to mumbai within 2 1/2 hrs. The experience at the ghats was different than the normal drive though the express way and the tunnels have cut down the steep slope and low gear concepts. The lonavla ghats were a little tricky with having to experience slope with curves and overtaking on both the sides :). All was an experience to remember and first time night drive certificate to carry ahead for more of such travel in the near future..
Hats off to the HCC team for having built the highways taking into consideration the speed limits, the turns and the night vision problems that drivers face while driving... Its a road that I recommend for vacation and long drives on a full moon..
Thats it from me.. writing with a heart filled with excitement and fun... getting back to the concrete world and its worries is undesirable but required.. I would love to stay and create a life in pune.
"Some people are alive only because it's illegal to kill them."