Tuesday, 12 August, 2008

8 Ka Dum

I have been tagged by Di. As per the tag, i need to tell 8 things of each topic asked. 8 is somehow stuck to me...all of my mobile numbers (current and the previous ones) had 8 digit quiet prominently.

Neways, here goes the tag

8 Things Im passionate about:
  1. My Work (yaa im one of dos few crazy souls :P)
  2. Spending time with myself (my introspection time)
  3. Blogging
  4. Reading
  5. My friends
  6. Sleeping
  7. Chatting (online or on phone)
  8. Facebook application games (heavily addicted to text twirl, biggest brain n all)

8 Things I want to do before I die:

  1. Go on a world tour (no London, paris for me...i like unknown, exotic locations)
  2. Learn the art of tapori whistle (once i master it, i wud whistle in a multiplex.. :D)
  3. Do salsa with someone I love (ummm but first i need to learn it)
  4. I want to drive/operate a crane...i always find it interesting how they pick and drop things :D
  5. Get an article written about me in a biz magazine (and this for my phenomenal achievements; not for the pangas and lafdas)
  6. Buy a nice house isloated high on mountains. Would love to live there post my retirement.
  7. Try bungee jumping
  8. Go full talli and dance all nite

8 Things I say often:

  1. Wateverrr
  2. Kewl
  3. Ya rite!
  4. Huh!?!
  5. Kya Bakwaas
  6. U know...
  7. Take Care
  8. Shut up

8 Books I last read:

  1. False Impression by Jeffery Archer
  2. Crime n Punishment by Feodor Dostoevsky
  3. The Class Palace by Amitav Ghosh
  4. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khalid Hosseni
  5. The Google Story by David A Vise
  6. Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
  7. The Kite Runner by Khalid Hosseni
  8. Sons of Fortune by Jeffery Archer

8 songs I could listen to over and over again:
  1. When you say nothing at all- Ronan Keating
  2. Filhaal- Filhaal
  3. Aaoge Jab Tum- Jab We met
  4. Duma dum mast kalander- Abeeda Parveen
  5. Piya Tora Kaisa Abhimaan- Raincoat
  6. In Dino- Metro
  7. Tere Ishq Mein- Rekha Bhardawaj
  8. Songs of Arth & Aandhi

8 bloggers who should do this tag:

  1. Spectator
  2. Surya, the Ayrus
  3. Silence Killed
  4. Adi
  5. Matty
  6. Bakfire
  7. Rohan Nigam
  8. Gaufire Sharma

Tuesday, 5 August, 2008

Fruit of labour and science

They say Science and Christianity have always been at loggerheads since days of yore. While one looks at things with an eye of suspicion looking for logic, reason and explanation, other relies on belief and often blind faith. Still what is it that links these 2?
Hint: Its also the 1st word of your life






Well its APPLE.

Yup the same forbidden fruit which lured Eve to take a bite and led to supposed original sin and downfall of humanity (though personally i think thats wat lead to origin of humanity in 1st place).

And in terms of science, this apple was the one that gave Newton brainwave and he came upon concept of gravity.

Haan another field which sings praises of the rosy seeded bosom is Literature.
1st word we learn in school is A for Apple; not Airplane or Arm or Axe or Ass. Fine so its not exactly literature per se but this forms basis of the language :P
In idioms as well, An Apple a day, keeps the doctor away. Though nowhere in science does say that Apple is a healthy food.
A child is Apple of parent's eyes....for the life of me, i aint able to make the connection. If you are bad, then you are a rotten apple.
You are as american as an apple pie..honestly i wud relate america more with possibly Superman then Apple pie....*sigh* im sure the list goes on.

(Disclaimer: i borrowed that rosy seeded bosom thing from Dan Brown.)

Anyone in love with apples?

Friday, 1 August, 2008

Leading a cluttered life

Its 5:52PM as per my desktop watch. Im sitting in my office, kinda relaxed with the last of the reports already gone out of my Outbox....wateverrr is gonna happen, its headache for next week. For now my week and work is over.
My desktop screen sports a bird's eye view of lush green landscape with a white car steering though a serpentine road....a sort of dream...wish to be someday in such a place. However there are many icons cluttering this amazing view...shows how lazy and careless i have been offlate.
When it comes to clutter, these days theres lot of it around me....some which i cudnt help with, some which i dint bother to clean up and some which i have grown used to. Like the one on my desktop (do i sound obsessed with it?); i have been soo busy that i simply turn a blind eye to it and wat more, i add to the collection, lolz.
Then there's lots of papers n all on my workstation. Envelopes, printouts etc. And my drawer is like overflowing with papers...which are not useless; just that i need to file them in a file which is also somewhere in my drawer only.
The pinboard of my workstation still sports notes of its previous occupant. There wasnt anything of my own that i needed to be put up there and dint really want the clipboard to look bare.
My handbag has a number of papers and clippings including lot of bills of coffee, restaurants, shopping n all...the stuff that i had purchased dsnt even exist anymore but i have the bills.
My office is gettin revamped so second half of it is practically got only pillars with broken down walls. Not to forget the continuous music of beating hammer that we hear all day long...but this is one clutter that i dont really mind...it promises a better tomorrow :)
My room is something i need not say anything about....its a messed up mess and will always remain so.
Personally lot of mess took place in my life, part of the reason y i was away from the bloggin scene and everything else for soo long...this was a mess that i desperately wanted to clean up but just cudnt help it...and now im resigned to it.
I think if you keep on ignoring and tolerating something, there comes a time when you get used to it...or you just arnt bothered anymore.
Look at me...i just listed down all the mess and clutter around me instead of actually clearing it up like i should have in this time :)