Thursday, January 31, 2008

With a Power Vested within Me...

I guess it will be a long one and maybe a bit chaotic post as i am going to put many many many things into it. And i want to start with passing on some awards which i have received lately and was too lazy to present :D

I have received:

from Hope:

and from Sami:

So hereby with the power vested within me i hand it over to the following people.... (this line i have stolen from somewhere :D )

Creative Blogger Award: Akki, Preeti, Meghna, Arti Honrao

Best Friends Award: Div and Akki (love you girls :))

Now I also have been surprised by Nick

who declared me a Blogging Mentor. The whole meaning of this award you can read here from its creator. There you also can find the original images of the award as the one shown above is i guess Nick's creation. Still the main idea is giving appreciation to those bloggers who have made impact on you and guided you on the way to the better blogger. So now i am passing it on to Sami who has made me come back to blogging :) Keep rocking, sweetheart!!

I have got some more awards but will keep them for the next time ;)

Now to other points of the post. First, lets believe this template i have got is final. It has all i ever needed and i will try not to confuse my readers with changing a layout every now and then ;)

Secondly, I have launched a new blog. And of course you all are welcome

And here finally the tag, actually i only intended to do the tag but then so many things came inbetween ;)

I have been tagged a lot lately. And today will do link tags. I was tagged by Ranjhani and Andrea for 2 different link tags.

Ranjhani asked me to list links of 5 favourite posts and Andrea asked to put a list of 5 links which are related to certain categories.

Here are the rules:

Go back through your archives and post the links to your five favorite blog posts that you’ve written. But there is a catch:

Link 1 must be about family
Link 2 must be about friends
Link 3 must be about yourself
Link 4 must be about something you love
Link 5 can be anything you choose

Post your five links and then tag five other people. At least TWO of the people you tag must be newer acquaintances so that you get to know each other better.
Readers - don’t forget to read the archive posts and leave comments!

So I combined 2 tags and here i go:

  • About Family: as you have noticed though it is a personal blog i dont add much of personal stuff here, but i went through archives over and over again and i couldnt find anything.... I do love them but dont write about them. Maybe one day i will :)

  • About Friends:


    And here I promise
    That no matter what happens
    I’ll be there for you,
    Any time
    Any place
    And always ...
    Read more

  • About Myself

    If they don't have chocolate in heaven, I ain't going
    I cry when i watch sad movies.... and I cry when i watch happy ones.. I guess I am just too senti. Now please dont make me feel embarassed and please never mention this fact. ;) Read More...

  • About something I love

    Just living is not enough. One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower
    Being silly when I want it.
    Saying things because I mean it.
    Crying when I feel it.
    Laughing when I feel funny.
    Loving people important to me.
    Saying the truth even though it might hurt.
    Going for things that might be bad in the end.
    Read More

  • Just about anything - here i will choose 2 as i missed the first point about family ;)

    There is no Way to Happiness, Happiness is the Way - i guess my favourite :)

    Life would be different if...

    we had no sunrises to watch
    there were no rains for walking out
    there were no first snowfall each year
    there were no flowers to blossom ....
    Read More

    Because it was he; because it was me
    "And if I am pressed to say why I loved him, I feel it can only be explained by replying: "Because it was he; because it was me." ... Read More

Ufffff ... that was a tough task, but now i am done!!

And here is my turn to tag people which i am doing with great pleasure - Anoop, Div, Sami, Jackie and Shalini. You can pick up one of 2 tags or combine them. If you already have done it, please leave a link in comments, i am curious to read :)


Tuesday, January 29, 2008

We live only once, but if we do it right, once is enough

I have been tagged by Sami like ages ago and was warned to be abused and more than that being not talked to if I don’t post it finally today. So here I am doing the simple love/hate tag. I am not much into poetry you know, so wont be able to make it as beautiful as Sami did, so lets see what happens :D

I love:

-Walking in the rain
-Hot tea when it's snowing
-Girls nights out
-Sitting in a coffee shop reading a favourite book
-Getting mails
-Hearing my favourite song on the radio.
-Lying in bed listening to the rain outside (when I am not walking)
-Chocolate milkshake ... (or cherry ... or strawberry!)
-Finding a 100-rouble note in my coat from last winter (though on the second thought finding a 1000-rouble note would be better)
-Waking up and realizing i still have a few hours left to sleep
-Having someone play with my hair.
-Watching the expression on someone's face as they open a much-desired present from me
-Watching the sunrise (preferably not alone)
-Knowing that somebody misses me

Actually I can continue the list as I love a lot of things in life, small or big, they are always there and I believe there are no small things, it all depends only on the way you see them.
Sometimes we wait for big things to happen and we are disappointed when they don’t.
Sometimes we wait for tomorrow to be happy… but maybe we should not.

We live only once, but if we do it right, once is enough :)

I hate:

Actually I don’t… there are things that I dislike but nothing that much as hate. I believe there shouldn’t be place in your heart for hatred for it only ruins your own soul. And I care for my soul.

Sorry if disappointed anyone with not bringing out any “hate” points :D
Now it is my turn to tag. Here are the victims lucky ones :P

Div, JJ, Shalini, Hope, Neeraja

Hope you will enjoy it!! :)
Now don’t forget to scroll down and read the previous post as it is the usual Tuesday Love Ramblings (yes, yes, I have been working hard and posted twice today)


Because I know....

In the crazy run of time
We forget what really matters.
On a way to a better life
We don’t manage to see when it happens
That we take people for granted,
And have lies with pain planted,
That we fail to show we care,
And see only illusion where
True feelings exist.

And I am deeply sorry
When for a moment I thought
You don’t care.
Because now I know you do.

That is to Tuesday Love Ramblings this time :)


Friday, January 18, 2008

Board of Wisdom

I am still busy with work but couldnt resist blogging :P Though today am not going to write much :) I guess everyone noticed i changed template again but hope this one is a final one as i truly like it. All credits go to me as once couple of days ago i was changing template and accidentally deleted all the widgets :D

After that i thought of finally choosing one template for myself and created one.... this one :) Widgets are still not back but i am on my way to make this page even better. Though sometimes i feel weird. I mean yesterday night i remember the blog having a blue background, today it is white. Not sure if i changed it or it ever has been blue :D

Today am going to do finally one of the tags that are pending. This one is from Anoop and Shalini and also later Meghna and is about 5 favourite links of mine :D

Here are the rules as per both of them:

I thought it would be cool to have a meme where we post links. We can post up to five. Then we tell five more people to share their links. If we all share who tagged us, our links are sure to be seen! )
They can be business links, favorite sites, affiliate links, whatever you want…
There are Five Rules:
1. MUST be clean. No R rated sites.
2. Only FIVE links.
3. MUST tell 5 people.
4. A link back to the person who tagged you ;)
5. Lara's Place is the meme originator. ;) (an active link is appreciated)

Ok, here i go......

1. I wont be very creative and original if i say Google. But then i hope everyone realizes it is not just google but all the services included like gmail, orkut, blogger with all the favourite blogs from my blogroll and many more which i was too lazy to put on my blogroll :D

2. Now will try to be creative and original :P The next one is the site which helped me a lot while working on template. I guess many of you, being active bloggers have come across it, for the rest i hope it will be a great help if they want to customize their blogs, adding some more charm to your favourite places ;) - Now am talking about Tips for New Bloggers.

3. Esnips - Then the site where i just love to browse maily looking for e-books but you can find whatever else you need there. One friend of mine could finв there a song which he couldnt fins anywhere else.

4. Board of Wisdom. Thats one of my truly favourite. I love quotes. And always love to look for new ones. In fact I will tell you a secret. Just promise you wont tell anyone ;) Normally people have at least a slight idea what they are going to blog about. Now I will tell you how this process goes by me...

Logging into
Open a new post
Thinking more
Thinking and feeling like idiot that i dont know what to write
Want to write
But thinking
Open files with quotes saved on my computer
Read them one by one
Know them all by heart by now
Feel helpless
Thinking more
Stop thinking
Go to Board of Wisdom
Choose topic
Go to some page like 23 or 37
Reading quotes
Shifting to next page
wondering how wise some people are
wondering why i am not?
choosing a quote
copy it
shifting to next page
finding a better quote
copy it (the previous one gets lost as i didnt paste it anywhere)
looking at clock
night time
time to post
Sami is wondering what the hell i am doing for so long,
if i am writing a novel (i even havent started writing)
Pasting the quote into the post
Writing, writing and writing
(10-max 15 mins)
Choosing pics..... err... takes as much time as choosing a quote..
Sami still wondering

Thats why i love Board of Wisdom ;)

5. Now thats tough! Not because i have a competition of which one to post here but because i dont have any idea what actually to post. I am not browsing much in net :P Bust then i will post the site which takes lots of my time daily because i have to work with its database all the time during office timings - Webpage of my company

Now it is my turn to be mischievous and tag some people :P

And i am tagging Hope, Mads, Vands, Zahid and Maverick... of course if you havent done this one already :)


Saturday, January 12, 2008

The Colors of Friendship

Being kids we always wanted the time go faster so that we could grow up and start doing things that all the adults do. Having fun when we want, staying up till late, eat all types of sweets and junk food, going out when we want and stay over night at friend's place. Now, when we are grown up, all we want sometimes is to go back in time to those happy moments when we werent stressed over dead lines, break ups, family problems. When we didnt have any responsibilities and the biggest worry was about the neighbour girl having a new doll and you not.

Now we dont want the time to go faster anymore, in fact sometimes we even want it to stop because we dont have enough of it. Work, family responsibilities, studies take all of it. How often we meet up with friends and talk to them other than online? How often you manage to go to a party on a week day? How often it happens that the only thing you want to do in the weekend is to SLEEP?? Because thats what your body needs - complete rest after all the stress of today's life.

And how often you heard from your friends, family members, aquaintances that they dont have time to read the latest books, to watch the latest movies, to have peaceful time with friends because they are BUSY.

But time goes on, it doesnt stop for us, and we miss on a lot of things because of being too busy to realize that it is our life which is passing by. And we are going somehow parallel to it, but not living, worrying about having little time for all the things we should complete. Trying to catch up with a lot of things but failing because there are always more important ones.

There is always this lack of time, and no matter how hard we try, we will never be able to complete everything in due time. Then why not take a break and look around? Find one minute to enjoy the sunrise, take 5 mins to make your friend smile... why not to take some peaceful time to enjoy a cup of coffee with your best friend, to watch a rainbow, to read a novel. Find time for things you love because once you may realize it is necessary it will be already too late.

Take one minute of your day to make your loved ones feel they are special. One can never be too busy to find time to say "I love you" to special people in your life: family, friends.... It hardly takes a minute of your time but the smile on their faces will make you feel it is worthwhile.

Now I want to thank people who took their precious time to pass on the awards to me in the last couple of weeks.


Thank you all sooooooo much!! :)

Now the time has come to pass on some awards.

Here I am passing this award received from Sameera to the bloggers whom I have known for longer than the rest as they were here with me all the time giving their support, understanding, care and love: Akila, Ameya, Div, Preetilata and Shashi.

Next award I also received from Sameera, long long ago, recently Preeti awarded me with the same, so now i decided to pass it on as well :)

And I am passing it on to Akki, Ameya, Div, Hope, Nick, Mads, Kaylee, Shashi, Maverick, JJ, Zahid, Vands, Anoop, Neers, Raaji as you all being regular readers inspired me to writing with your comments :)

Now I want to pass on some new awards which i think my readers deserve as all of you are very special people indeed. Just dont go anywhere and wait till the end of the show ;)

All blogs on my blogroll are special ones - their authors are amazing people and they deserve the best in everything they do, so here is my small attempt of giving them something they deserve, hope you all will accept it and pass on to other special bloggers:

Next one is for people whose writings bring colours into our lives - the ones whose touch to blogging made this world more colourful and special - Sameera, Akila, Preetilata.

Keep bringing colours into our lives, girls :) Love you all sooooooooooooo much!!

Next one is for few more people. Reading their blogs makes me always feel good, thats what i am doing in the office instead of doing proper work :P

This one goes to Div, Mads, Vands, Ameya, Shashi, Zahid, Anoop, JJ, Shalini, Nick as well as Sami, Akki and Preeti! :)

Here is one more which I want to give to some really cute, sweet, friendly people I have met out there in Bloggerville:

Neeraja, Kaylee, Hope, Curryegg.

And the last one for today. I love all my readers, I really do, but there are few whose comments make me smile, laugh, think, the ones that inspire me to no end. This award is for you -

Sami - dear, you know that you are the one who inspired me to being back to blogging after a long pause, thanks to you my writings improved, and even though i know sometimes you just say it was a great post when it really wasnt, it still makes me believe it was a good one :)

Div - sweetu, you are a great friend and even though you think you dont inspire me, you should know that you really do. Thanks to you i always try to add some nonsence into myposts, some humour and for you am also trying to stay serious to maintain some balance.

Akki and Ameya - girls, you have always been so sweet and nice, and your comments were always better than my posts, so i had nothing more to do than just to write better and better!! Everything for you. Love you both!! :)

Shashi - OMG, you are truly a master of comments, you complain you cant find words matching the post but the truth is you always do it so much great that makes me wait for your next comment very impatiently :D Thank you so much for finding my posts worth reading! :)

JJ - I know you less than the previous bloggers I mentioned but you always say you find something in my posts that is beyond my age.. hey, i am not that wise, not at all, but hearing this from you is always a great honour!!

Thank you to all of you for being there in my life and for appreciating me the way only you can do! :)

And feel free to pass on the awards to everyone you think deserve them.


Thursday, January 10, 2008

The Truth is Always Within

I wish I could write an open letter again but then i decided i wont repeat myself and it will be just a post. How many of us happened to face situations when internet influenced their lives in not the best way. When you came across people who tried to make things correct in their own life but doing it at your expense. The great trick here makes being anonymous, when you know you wont be caught and nobody will get proofs for claiming you as a bad guy.

Everyone who keeps visiting my blog regularly, knows me, knows who i am and what i am worth. Some might like my posts, some hate them. But most are very friendly and lovely and very sweet people who i am very lucky to have met in this big world of blogging.

But still there is this "but". I mentioned once i dont want to make a battle field out of my blog. I am a nice person, really. I dont fight with people for nothing, i dont hate people i dont know, i dont tell lies about people all around. I am here, I am now and I am real. Thats why it was kind of a shock to find out i am fake

Was especially interesting to get to know it from someone who was coward enough not to give away his own name.

I never forced anyone to read my blog, never posted abusive comments and never hurt people, at least i dont remember if i ever had done it intentionally. If i did hurt anyone during these few months, i am sorry. But what i know is that nobody got a right to judge me and say if i am real or fake if they dont know me.

You think i am a liar, give me a proof and i will believe.
You think i am a bad person, give proofs, say it out loud. Tell your name, so that we all would see you and hear you and listen to you.

If you dare to say i am fake, then dare to explain it to people who read my blog, who are on my friends list in Orkut, who know me for ages and who were with me through good and bad times, tell them I am fake. Not real, not me! But dont forget to introduce yourself first. Because i am proud to say my name out loud. And you are too scared knowing it all is not true.

Get a life for your own, there is no need to mess up with me. Because we all know where the truth lies. It is always within..... within the true heart. Is yours a true one?


Saturday, January 05, 2008


Some relationships can’t be defined because no definition will ever be enough for describing feelings and emotions these relationships bring into our lives. We might call it love or friendship but sometimes they are just so special that we are not able to find words.
Correct words.
Right words.
True words which would be able to justify what we feel.

Here I am trying to find these words for people I love a lot. The ones that mean a world to me, the second biggest one after my family. The ones I am honored to call FRIENDS.

I never accepted the concept of having many friends, just because I believe in only friendship when you can completely rely on a person and trust them, when you know that when things go wrong your friends will be there for you... even before you ask them.
And I was blessed with such people and I am proud to call them friends.

Sometimes in life, you come across someone who changes your life just by being part of it.

Someone who makes you laugh until you can't stop.
Someone who makes you believe that things will be good in the end.
Someone who can understand all your troubles by just looking in your eyes.
Someone who can soothe your fears with a simple hug.
Someone who is there when you're down and the world seems dark and empty.

And no matter how many times you fight with them, and how much bad stuff happened between you. When you need them, they are there. Any time, any place, anywhere.

Just because they are FRIENDS.

And if you need to talk, they’ll listen.
If you feel lost, they’ll guide you.
If you’re feeling afraid, they’ll comfort you.
If you need to lean awhile, they’ll be just a hug away.
If you’re feeling unsure, they’ll be your strength and confidence.

And this strength I get from my friends got its realization in this PROMISE:

Through all the ups and downs,
From my smiles to my frowns

Here and now I promise
No matter what happens

I will always be there
Standing by YOU.

And I hope you know
This is true.

And in times of Happiness
You make me feel blessed.

And in time of Grief
I will give you Belief.

I’ll be there for you
When you are in need.

I will lend you a hand
So you don’t have to stand

Alone in the world
When you go out of curl.

Because we will go through
And I know we can do

As you are my friend,
Strong and brave till no end.

And here I promise
That no matter what happens
I’ll be there for you,

Any time
Any place

And always.

Dedicated to all my friends

"When it hurts to look back, and you're afraid to look ahead, you can look beside you and I always will be there and maybe I can't stop the downpour, but I will always, always join you for a walk in the rain."


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