It's all about the "Heart" !!

How many organs the human body has? Google informs me the number is 23. Isn't it surprising that, in spite of the human body having 23 important organs, and all equally important, and working together to keep us alive and functioning, only one organ instantly comes to mind and is also talked about the most? And look, I'm doing it too; I am talking about the Heart. Doctors ask you to take good care of it. Most women have really fragile ones, while most men wear theirs on their sleeve. We all have one, though we each use it differently. Some use it sparingly while others are too generous with theirs. And then, there are some who almost never use their own. Then there are still others who like to play with other people's hearts. The heart is a favourite topic with poets and writers, with reams and reams written about it and around it. Singers sing to it, for it, about it and sometimes even against it. A famous song goes like this “Dil cheer ke dekh, tera hi naam hoga” .. And then, get an operation done !! Even the Gods know of its value. And the manner in which Hanuman, the monkey-God, has proved his loyalty to Lord Rama remains etched in the memory forever. According to lovers/those in love/those (c’mon for you sadists, I’m not writing my name here) who have been in love, their heart has been stolen, broken, taken, crushed, betrayed and many more things. Phew! And here I imagined that all that this very important organ was supposed to be doing was pump blood to keep us alive! And going by what lovers say the heart seems to be a steady survivor too. As it is wrecked, it's trodden on, it's stolen, it's cheated on but it survives it all! Albeit, with a few dents and scratches, some deep while others superficial and still others that are maybe purely imaginatory. Nothing that time, and the helping aid of another heart cannot heal. The heart brings you happiness, and sometimes causes you pain. There are times you are accused of not having one at all, or dealing out bits of yours too freely. Dil toh Pagal Hai aur multipurpose bhi hai .. My heart will go on and on and on .. What fuel does it use !! P.S. Stuck in my heart is my blog’s song and this post is written out of my experiences with HEART !! :P

Get a LIFE .. Thank you !

Dear readers, It's to those people who are intruding in to my life and my privacy.. Don't want to name them here .. These people have been using my blog to pass on stupid comments and bogus remarks on my character. I'm hardly bothered and wouldn't even care. But make sure this is the limits, no more NON-SENSE would be tolerated. And yes, whatever opinion, whoever might have about or for me can REALLY carry on with that. DO NOT BUG ME ! I know this is not a nice way to come back to blogging. But this is how I had to. Have a lot to write and share with my lovely blog and real life friends. Not been blogging because of time constraints and importantly because now I want my personal life to be really personal from those LIFELESS species ! Suggestions, advices, encouraging words, or just anything from my friends is needed ! Thank you all for being patiently there in the followers list and being the people to whom I can go to anytime I need .. THANK YOU ! :)

How dumb are you?


How DUMB are you?
The more [x]’ s the “dumber” you are.
[x] Gum has fallen out of your mouth when you were talking
[x] Gum has fallen out of your mouth when you were NOT talking
[x] You have ran into a glass/screen door
[ ] You have jumped out of a moving vehicle
[x] You have thought of something funny while walking by yourself
[x] Laughed, then watched people give you weird looks

So far: 5

[  ] You have run into a tree/bush.
[  ] You know that it IS possible to lick your elbow
[x] You have tried to lick your elbow… a few times
[x] You never knew that the Alphabet and Twinkle Twinkle Little star have the same rhythm.
[x] You just tried to sing them.

So far: 8

[ ] You have tripped on your shoelace and fallen.
[ ] You have choked on your own spit .
[ ] You have seen the Matrix and still don’t get it.
[ ] You’ve never seen the Matrix.
[ ] You type only with two fingers.

So far: 8

[x] You have accidentally caught something on fire
[x] You tried to drink out of a straw, but it went into your nose/eyes.
[ ] You have caught yourself drooling.
[ ] You have fallen asleep in class and fell outta your chair

So far: 10

[x] Sometimes you just stop thinking
[x] You are telling a story and forget what you were talking about
[ ] People often shake their heads and walk away from you
[ ] You are often told to use your “inside voice”.
[ ] You use your fingers to do simple math

So far: 12

[ ] You have eaten a bug
[x] You are taking this test when you should be doing something more important
[x] You have put your clothes on backwards or inside out, and didn’t realize it
[x] You’ve looked all over for something and realized it was in your hand
[ ] You have ran around naked in your house.

So far: 15

[ ] You repost bulletins because you are scared that what they say will happen to you if you don’t.
[x] You break a lot of things.
[ ] Your friends know not to use big words around you.
[ ] You tilt your head when you’re confused
[x] You have fallen out of your chair before

So far: 17

[x] When you’re lying in bed, you try to find pictures in the texture of the ceiling or wall
[ ] The word “ummmmm” is used many times a day.


I am (19/37)*100 = 51.3% DUMB !!!
So many of my friends wanted to know this, yeah you have the proof now! How DUMB are you? Be honest!

Curriculum-Vitae !



Address: Latitude: 28° 35’ N

Longitude: 77° 12’ E

Phone: Maha Nagar Telecom Ltd.

Mobile: Always busy !


OBJECTIVE: To buy Microsoft only to sell it back to Mr. Gates at doubled prices.


  • Hardly-motivated, always sleeping and goal-less person.
  • Cheat and fraud, who hates working with nerds, workaholics and honest people.
  • ZERO “Kam-yu-ni-keshan” skills.


  • I pretended to work and they kept on paying me !
  • Been breathing, eating, smoking and doing other such necessary WORK, on my own for the last 2 decades.


  • Maha Bekaar Aadmi (as you all assume to know by now).
  • Did something before MBA too, don’t remember the lessons learnt thn !
  • You can’t expect me to remember and tell you what I did in school.


  • Laughing Out Loud ! LOL
  • Rolling On The Floor ! ROFL
  • Laugh My Arse Off ! LMAO


  • Wasting three months and some left over money of a ‘Recession-hit-company’ .


  • Can bore anyone.
  • Make your mind if you want to know this, I can hit anyone, anytime.


  • ;)
  • :D
  • :P


  • Bird-watching.
  • Sleeping.
  • Eating.
  • Wasting people’s time on reading my blog posts.

I, hereby declare that the information furnished above is written in the best of a drunk’s knowledge and belief and you are advised to hit yourself after reading this, you are so useless.


Awards ! Acknowledgements ! Apologies !


i love your blog 2.png Without bothering about any rules, I would like to pass on a fresh award or rather a piece of appreciation to few whom I love to read and just can’t afford to lose them as my blog-mates, yes I have my own reasons and they know it … Read their blogs to know:

(just random order, no preferences)

Priya (Very Mee...), Varsha (Warflower - the inner me!!), Priya (And The Gods Made Love.), Meher (lOokInG wItHiN ME..!!) Saad (Bombay Blogger), Rhythm (my mind's an open book), Rahul (THE SKEPTICAL OBSERVER), Rohini (Train of thought), Hafsah (My Life on a Plate), Hary (cartoonists....), Deepika (Life is BEAUTIFUL....), Neha (DEMENTED WISDOM), Sara (Welcome to Sara's Organized Chaos), Rahul (THE SKEPTICAL OBSERVER), Hitaishi (MY INNER SPACE), Sonali (Silent Hue), Guria (Maverick Misfit), Aeishah (Crunchiepie), Esther (Wearing an Invisible Crown), , Nidhi (Bard Speaks), Rimz (Mind out), Mugdha (Me,Myself and I), SKU (Devil Incarnate), Ann (Moments I Will Cherish), Rane (Soul of A Woman), Gargi (Secretly Moi!),  Vandana (PASSIONATE STUBBORN), IP (Live The Dream).

P.S. You can pass on this award to me and anyone you wish … hell with rules.

kreativ blogger6Yes, there are people who can actually award me too !! Not that I have been awarded for the first time, but I had actually never acknowledged them and would hate the attached rules with these awards to show them off. Anyways I’m doing it now, only because I have some real good blogger friends now, and I don’t want their appreciation to go waste ! ;)

Thank you SARA … A blogger friend of mine, who thinks I’m ‘Kreativ’ (silly SMS spellings). Sara, more than this Award, the gift which reached me all the way from US, was something which touched my heart. Yes, there are real people and friends in this world too. Thanks a lot Sara, God Bless !



Thank you Rohini, for this buddy awards, it means a lot to me not because it’s an award but more since it was really nice on your part to extend this beautiful relation to me called friendship and I would like to be your buddy for life, blogging or not !




Not writing much, because a REAL ‘Thank You’ can say much more than a thousand words, and I’m sure you would agree !

Thank you Rahul !




Thank you Guria :D … This was an addition to this post, I just can’t DARE to miss it .. This girl is one of the sweetest and the newest blog friend of mine and has more or less the same amount of crap (brain for normal people) in her ‘knees’  (in head for people with senses) not very much like me ;)

Sorry for not reading and coming to your blogs off late, was too busy with life and work … I’m back to blogging now and will catch up as much as possible for ‘ME’ ! :P

Take care, God Bless and Love You everyone.


“Make   yourself   necessary   to   somebody”

My images !!1 

Just need your views and opinions on it, if this holds right and if this is how it should be. When do you think someone' becomes a necessity, when do you become a necessity and what makes one so necessary and indispensible ? ? ?

P.S.: Nothing :P

Yet another … TAG !

Was tortured .. errr … number tagged by Nidhi … ! She doesn’t know how bad I was with numbers all along !! Anyways I tried and the miscalculations are before you to see ;)

I've been tagged

1. Got only only ONE life to live and there is only ONE Adam Sandler, have seen all his movies  !

2. It was CLASS II, when I had a crush on my class teacher Jacqueline Ludgweik and by the way it’s 2nd of September today !

3. It’s usually 3 AM when I sleep at night (or rather morning) !

4. I have completed my studies in FOUR places; Asansol (WB), Lucknow, Kolkata & New Delhi.

5. FIVE is NOT my favorite number. (I know that was dumb). A better one; my brother Gaurav’s birthday is on 5th of January.

6. Love to see lots of SIXES in a cricket match and for the really dumb ones they have SIX balls in an over in cricket. ;)

7. Would love to have my salary (P/A) in SEVEN figures within next fex years.

8. Would like to get enlisted as the 8’th wonder of this world. :D

9. There is always number NINE which follows eight .. wonder when would it change. ;)

10. Papa’s birthday on 10th of Jan and I’ll tag 10 people now !

P.S. Just for some ignorant people, the great ‘me’ enjoy his birthday on 13th of Feb and my Mum’s birthday is on 15th October (Now you know my whole family’s birthday, send us gift coupons, cash or in kind !

Passing this threat (tag) to 10 Rimz, Aeishah, Pree-yaa, Saad, Deepak, Sara, Priya, Ann, Hafsah, Deepika, Neha, Varsha and JauntyDid you actually count, I know I’ve tagged 12, so .. ! :P … Carry on people would love to see how you juggle with numbers and yeah Nidhi it was actually fun, easier than the dreaded class VIII Algebra sums I remember ! :D

‘MY’ stupidity at its worst !

This Billboard Is A Sign From God for those keeps irritating him for a sign ! AMEN :P

Boy:Hey Mom,watch me pull his tail ! :O

(Lion:… yeah gulped down your Dad last week, he tried kissing me) :D


Iraq sucks...ok ! (Thanks for the memories Tony)

We regret there may be a small delay before we can respond to your call.. yeah small delay ;)

Something you know will never happen or it may !

Bhow-Bhow service :D


Africa is not a great place to have a heart attack....the "Rapid Response Unit" needs some fine tuning.... only a bit !


And finally some advice to be protected from Swine Flu ! Yeah the perfect example ! :P


(Will see you next week with a better post till then … keep ROFLMAO and LOL !

Don’t forget to leave your stupidity (yeah your comments, if you can add something) !! :P :D

Rendezvous with ‘my’ childhood :)

Preetipandey*****: waise Delhi chale jaoge itni baate nahi ho paya karegi na?

sourav.c.pandey: wahan to aur bekaar hota hu...!!!! :D

preetipandey*****: MAI NON- VEG BHOOTNI HU!! daro mujhse

sourav.c.pandey: hahaha....dekho mai darr gaya ... mere nakhoon se pasina aagaya ! :O

preetipandey*****: hahaha....chalo ab aur nahi daraungi ..

badi bahadur hu na...mai aap to jaane hi ho

me: hahaha...ab mai daraunga..dracula banke !!! :P

preetipandey*****: hahahaa.....darao!1

me: sunau kya ajeeb- kahaniyan !!!!

preetipandey*****: mai BA banke daraungi ..phir

me: hahahaha....nahi aisa mat karna....maafi sarkar !!!

preetipandey*****: hahahaa........haan ..panga mat liya karo mujhse

me:Muniya darati hai !!

preetipandey*****:GOOD MORNING !! bale bhaiya!! :D

me:Good morning pyaali behna :D

(A chat at around at 5 in the morning) :)

Must be contemplating what’s so wonderful or still looking for that hidden distinctiveness with this chat which got this to be posted here…read on and you would realize what it means :)


One thing I’ve learned is that we have to have inner happiness before one can be with someone and be happy. When you strip away the distractions and look inside yourself, what is it that makes you intrinsically happy? Is it money, friends, career, or what? Too often, people forget to think about this. It’s such a hard question to answer, because sometimes we can't see the difference between the things that make us happy and the things that just occupy our time.

I know that we feel sometimes like we’re trying to beat the clock. Squeezing the most out of the little time you have left to be a kid. Growing up is scary and losing all the very few friends we’ve made at school and being hurled into the grown-up lifestyle is jolting. But I hope that when you are ready for that next step, you remember to keep the things in life that make you happy. Those things aren't work, or your job, or your friends, or anything superficial like that. It’s about having those VERY FEW special people in your life who will keep you happy inside all the time, can make your job tolerable, will sustain you and carry you through life, even the rough parts.

Still didn’t get me, she is my most lovable sister Preeti, recently found a friend in her (as she has grown up to share and discuss important n critical things too) and a very special person in my life to whom I can confess, crib, curse and laugh aloud without being conscious of what she might think of it, I can very well be me and joke about silliest things like a 10 year old. :D

And the best part about being with her, is she is almost like ME, be it her good points or the worst things … its all so common between us .. probably this is why we are so compatible and we very recently discovered can fight a lot too … but that’s how every brother-sisters are meant to be … ! Love our relation and her and 'me' too :)

Dedicated to I, ONLY...Part TWO !!

For a long time it had seemed to me that life was about to begin - the real life. But there was always some obstacle in the way, something to be gotten through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, a debt to be paid. Then life would begin. At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life and how I chose to experience it...!

Now that I've crossed the one-third of my life's years, for the most part, I've found that being happy is the fastest way to reach the rest of my goals. I still get stressed about college, projects, relationships, job, money etc but being busy keeps me focused. Perhaps it's a generic thing to say, but I really don't have any regrets in my life. People are rarely angry with me (even if some are, they can't be for too long) and I rarely have a bone to pick with them. I think in these last few years, I've found out that (caution: cliché moments expected ahead in life) being myself and not giving in to others' perceptions of me has allowed me to discover what I really want out of life. I keep finding peace, solace and me above all , in the end. :)

I try, I am trying and I will keep trying till my very end :)

Do leave your views friends, this was my first kind of serious and personal views on my life. For those who haven't read the first part: Dedicated to I, ONLY...Part One !! :)

A dozen dreams of the last 25 and for the next 5 years !! :)

Tagged by my good friend Deepika ... yes, she is the one who keeps me getting back to my poor blog, which has been suffering my ignorance and occupied interests ... Thanks Deepika !! :) I'm not a big dreamer, I take things as they come, and half of my twenties is over ... but anyways I have certain aims and wishes too ... so welcome to my dreams ... happy sailing :)
1. Be happy !!! Hell, yeah that's a dream and a big task .. !! :D

2. Try to keep giving everyone reasons to smile who loves, cares or even bothers for me :) 

3. Since my MBA is almost over, and I'm one of the many who's been hit by recession, build on to my career by working for whatever I get and develop a platform for a secured and lavish future! Now the BIG DREAMS : 

4. Visiting, Himachal Pradesh, Uttaranchal, Kerala, Andamans, Goa and places I haven't been to ever and yes, even going back to beautiful places I have been to like Kashmir, Gangtok, Darjeeling, Puri, Chandipur and more ON MY OWN SALARY !! 

5. Touring half of the world on company's expenses. (Spain, Switzerland, Dubai, Greece, UK are the preferred ones) :D !! 

6. Do every adventure sport possible and get a calming body massage by a beautiful-hot girl in Kerela ! ;) 

7. Construct an all wooden bedroom for me, at my home...with an Italian water-bed illuminated with blue color, with beautiful paintings, decorative lamps and wind-chimes... while giving this lethargic creature the comfort to control everything on finger tips !! :D 

8. Buy a brand new TATA Safari/Honda CRV on my own!! :) 

9. Take Mum and Gaurav out to shop till my credit card limit, which won't be less thn 3-4 lakhs and gifting Papa an all gold watch!!

10. Make sure at least 75% of population of my hometown knows me well and I make a name for myself. 

11. To be the Regional or Branch Marketing Head at whatever place I work for in the next five years :)

10.Take a leave for a month and stay unnoticed and undisturbed at some village in hills ... my loveliest and the most peaceful dream !! :) 

11.Date, dinner and night with Drew Barrymore/Jeniffer Conelly/Carmen Electra or Katrina Kaif as the last option !! (Read somewhere, aim for the moon, even if you miss, would land among the stars !! :D)

12.And keeping the faith in me, and in everyone who's been a support to me all along or even at times... and giving my best to LIVE these dreams :)

I need your wishes and blessings ... please do so in the form of comments or better to me in person !! Carrying forward this tag, I'm tagging my sister, Preeti and friends; Vidhu, Ivy (Sapna), Deepak, Ramandeep and all my blog and real friends :)

I miss my heaven ! :(

An environment offering security and happiness; a place where people are cared for and the one place where I want to be as soon as possible ...

My home ! :)

Home'Its 3:15 am now and I have been trying to express what I feel, but the only thought/question is “Why am I not at home now?” ... to which I have answers but they seem to me as excuses !!! March, April, May and half of June ... almost four months of not being at home is something that is not mostly possible with me ... !

Sleeping like a baby ... the peace ... security ... the lovable atmosphere ... Mummy with that cup of tea to wake me up ... that being stubborn ... being pampered ... that special and exclusive caring ... aa helping Papa finish off his work ... robing Gaurav of his privacy ... throwing food to those small 1000’s of “we-are-always-hungry” fishes in the pond at home... smoking at the terrace ... the cutting chai at Chacha’s in those lazy evenings with lazier friends ... the long drives ... my bed ... my room ... mum-made food ... bird-watching ... counting every day of stay at home ... fighting with Mum and getting slapped 50 times a day... the story-telling ... more ... more ... and much-much more is what I miss every second since the last few weeks ... !!

Have nothing much to write,other thn writing out what I miss, which is never-ending ... so I am leaving this post incomplete with some promises made to my own self of being there as soon as possible and yes Papa I’d be there with you on the father’s day and Mummy will get you the stuff whatever you asked me to really very soon and bless you guys on your anniversary  ;)

Off from blogging till home !!!

Tagged … Honestly answered (Terms and conditions applied) ;)

Thanks for tagging me Deepika, I hope I’ll be honest in answering these 100 !! Have been thinking of taking up this tag for long, since the day I was tagged by you, but time-crunch and my laziness has forced me away from my blog. And yes I am posting after really long.  So its happy writing for me and hopefully a happy and an interesting read for the readers !! :)

(Actually I was busy planning the Osama’s, sorry Obama’s administrative committee, was involved with the game-planning of Delhi Dare-devils Team in S.A, had to constantly work with the National Election Commission, was running several mega-marathon’s …etc etc ... impressive yet stupid excuses .. forget it, my sense of humor is getting worse everyday !!! ;) )
1. Last drink: Tea (This would be my ans MOST time o 

1.  Last beverage: Water :P
2. Last phone call : ICICI Lombard (HR)
3. Last text message: Rs. 10 mein download karen Kareena Kareena ko (Idea’s msg, which meant her wallpaper, I suppose and no I am not at all interested, I’ll better buy two Wills Classic :D)
4. Last song you listened to: Ho Gayi Hai Mohabbat Tumse –My fav (Aslam/Shibani - album) or Koi faryaad from Tum Bin !
5. Last time you cried: I don’t cry aloud, for the answer's sake I cried y’day night ! !

Have You Ever...
6. Dated someone twice: I don’t date, I meet :D !!
7. Been cheated on?: YES !! :(
8. Kissed someone & regretted it?: Sadly YES !!
9. Lost someone special?: My Baba (grand-father), pet-dog (Tiger)and worst I lost my identity years back, but I’m back to life now !!
10. Been depressed?: YES. I was, but that was long ago !
11. Been drunk and threw up?: Only once … had 5 bottom ups of Vodka s shots !

Four Favourite Colors...
12. Black
13. Blue
14. Grey
15. Purple

16. Made new friends: Class II – Vijay Agarwal ( We are still in touch and he is getting married !! )
17. Fallen out of love: YES !
18.Laughed until you cried: Never ... I laugh, laugh and keep laughing !! :D 
19. Met someone who changed you: Hum nahi badlenge :D
20. Found out who your true friends were: Some 3-4 years back :)
21. Found out someone was talking about you: My brother was complaining to Mummy about me having his chocolate, when I was only 10 !!

Have You...
22. Kissed anyone on your friend's list:Yes !! :)
23. How many people on your friends list do you know in real life: Most of them !! :) Except few who are there just for formality sake !!
24. How many kids do you want to have: ONE !
25. Do you have any pets: I had, a dog – Tiger !! Miss him ... Have 1000’s of fishes at my home’s fish pond !! :)
26. Do you want to change your name: No, I like my name :Sourav Chandra Pandey
27. What did you do for your last birthday: My 25th B’day – Read the full article 
28.What time did you wake up today: At 9 am ... trust me it takes a lot of pain ... that’s my personal best !!! :D
29. What were you doing at midnight last night: Smoking !!! NO COMMENTS PL !
30. Name something you CANNOT wait for: About getting back home ... :(
31. Last time you saw your father: It was in Kashmir, 2nd week of April ... I wanna go home !!! :((
32. What is one thing you wish you could change about your life: Wish I could have changed my age and made sure never to grow up beyond 15 !!
33. Most visited web page: My blogs, gmail and campusmail.

What's Your...
34. Name: Sourav Chandra Pandey
35. Nicknames: Raja.
36. Zodiac sign:Aquarius (Don’t believe much in zodiac signs)
37. Male or female or transgender: Male
38. Elementary:St. Michael’s School
39. School: A. G. Church School.
40. Colleges: Lucknow Christian College IMD, New Delhi
41. Hair color: Had colored hair, but its for the last 2-3 years now has not been experimented with and is Natural Black now !
42. Long or short: Medium and decent ... I am a good boy :) !
43. Height: 5’10 appx
44. Do you have a crush on someone?:I don’t have crushes anymore, I have accidents !! Political ans … was it ?? =P
45. Ever been in love?: Do I count and tell you !! =D
46. Piercings?: Never, except being pierced by medical syringes 3-4 times only in my whole life and got stitches just beside my ear ... that was painful !! =((
47. Tattoos?:Its better on walls, I hate tattoos ! :x
48. Righty or lefty: Righty !
49. First surgery: N/A !!
50. First piercing: Another N/A, Next quest, pl !
51. First best friend: Vijay Agarwal (Class II)
52. First sport you loved: Cricket (Outdoor) and Pillow-fight (Indoor) :))
53. First pet: Tiger ( Do I need to tell you again that he was my pet-dog) !
54. First vacation: Puri (The best sea-beach, I have seen... have been there thrice)
55. First concert: KG-II (I was the anchor of my Elementry school at a concert)
56. First crush: Honestly she was Jacky Ludgeweik, my class-teacher (VI) !!

Right Now...
57. Eating: No, but I am hungry, will take a break after a few question to have my Dark Choc cake in CCD !!
58. Drinking: Cigarette pee raha hu !! =D
59. I'm about to: Puke…. ehhh….. switch off my laptop !! ;)
60. Listening to: Truly Madly Deeply (Savage Garden) – one of my most fav romantic song :)
61. Waiting for: Gaurav, my brother to get ready to go out ... ohhh he is ready !!

Your Future...
62. Want kids?:Like being kids with kids, but for me I just want ONE as my own !! :)
63. Want to get married?:Yes, but after I start earning a substantial income !
64. Careers in mind?:Full time marketing ... I’m good at it !!  (C’mon self-praise is not always foolish !! :P

Which is better with the opposite sex...??
65. Lips or eyes:I differ, its Hair !! :)
66. Hugs or kisses:I’d like to change the question there should be no choice... my ans would be Smiles, hugs and kisses !! :)
67. Shorter or taller:average height (3-4 inches shorter thn me) is best !!:)
68. Older or Younger:Younger, an age diff of 3-4 years is ideal !! :)
69. Romantic or spontaneous: Romantically spontaneous, with a sensuous charm !!
70. Nice stomach or nice arms:Both ... I am being too demanding, so what, my choice ! :D
71. Sensitive or loud:Mostly sensitive in public, loud in private ! ;)
72. Hook-up or relationship:A hook-up before going into a relationship !
73. Trouble maker or hesitant: No extremes !

Have you ever...??
73. Kissed a stranger:Never had such :( luck ;)
74. Lost glasses/contacts: Never :P
75. Sex on first Date:Absolutely NOT.
76. Broken someone's heart:I have, but it wasn’t intentional, I got hurt too :( !
77. Had your own heart broken:I’m a very sensitive and emotional person, I get hurt very easily...!!!
78. Been arrested:Bad luck, never !!! =D
79. Turned someone down: Had to, but usually I turn down ppl !
80. Cried when someone died: Badly !! :((
81. Liked a friend that is a girl?: Yup my school friend, Namita, she was the sweetest friend I had (and for the facts she is a now a mother and has a cute son !!)

82. Yourself:My belief has been shaken up at times, but  I have full faith in my abilities and my own self ... My parents have strong faith in me which has been a strong point always :)
83. Miracles:In Rajnikant’s movies and fairytales !!! :D
84. God:For me my parents are God, and so I have a solid belief in GOD :)
85. Love at first sight:Exciting and possible ! :)
86. Heaven: My home ! :)
87. Santa Claus: In movies and novels only !
88. Kiss on the first date?:If a date is when I meet my love, kiss is a possibility :D
89. Angels:Be nice to me, and you are an angel for me ! ;)
90. Devils:Be cruel to me, and swear on YOU I’ll be worst person you have met ! :P 

91. Is there one person you want to be with right now?:Two (Mummy-Papa) Missing you both !!! :((
92. Had more than one boyfriend/girlfriend at one time?: NO.
93. Wanted to kill someone ever?: I’m not such an aggressive person ... just don’t care about my could-be-murder-prospects !!!
94. Among you blog mates, whom would you like to kiss?: *Blinks* Nai bataunga ;)
95. Committed a blunder and regretted later?: Regretting is the worst blunder, and I try not to regret !
96. Wanted to steal your friend's boyfriend / girlfriend?:Sounds cheap, which I am NOT ! 

97. White: Formal shirt and a casual khaki !!
98. Black: My trousers, belts, sun-glasses and shoes !
99. Red: T-shirts only !
100. Pink:I have white-pink striped shirt, otherwise I stay away from pinks !
Posted as 100 truths !

Vidhu and Sonu you are tagged and my friends Saurav Taragi, Raveesh, Srishti, Ayantika who are not into blogging should take up this tag and publish it on facebook !!

Okay I am hungry, will have my dinner now ... will be back soon with a new post ! :)

Man's greatness lies in his power of thought!

“It was probably the April of 1974. Bangalore was getting warm and gulmohars were blooming at the IISc campus. I was the only girl in my postgraduate department and was staying at the ladies' hostel. Other girls were pursuing research in different departments of Science. I was looking forward to going abroad to complete a doctorate in computer science. I had been offered scholarships from Universities in the US .... I had not thought of taking up a job in India .

One day, while on the way to my hostel from our lecture-hall complex, I saw an advertisement on the notice board. It was a standard job-requirement notice from the famous automobile company Telco (now Tata Motors)... It stated that the company required young, bright engineers, hardworking and with an excellent academic background, etc.

At the bottom was a small line: 'Lady Candidates need not apply.' I read it and was very upset!

For the first time in my life I was up against gender discrimination. Though I was not keen on taking up the job, I saw it as a challenge. I had done extremely well in academics, better than most of my male peers... Little did I know then that in real life academic excellence is not enough to be successful? After reading the notice I went fuming to my room. I decided to inform the topmost person in Telco's management about the injustice the company was perpetrating. I got a postcard and started to write, but there was a problem: I did not know who headed Telco I thought it must be one of the Tatas. I knew JRD Tata was the head of the Tata Group; I had seen his pictures in newspapers (actually, Sumant Moolgaokar was the company's chairman then) I took the card, addressed it to JRD and started writing. To this day I remember clearly what I wrote.. 'The great Tatas have always been pioneers. They are the people who started the basic infrastructure industries in India , such as iron and steel, chemicals, textiles and locomotives they have cared for higher education in India since 1900 and they were responsible for the establishment of the Indian Institute of Science. Fortunately, I study there. But I am surprised how a company such as Telco is discriminating on the basis of gender.' I posted the letter and forgot about it.

Less than 10 days later, I received a telegram stating that I had to appear for an interview at Telco's Pune facility at the company's expense. I was taken aback by the telegram. My hostel mate told me I should use the opportunity to go to Pune free of cost and buy them the famous Pune saris for cheap! I collected Rs30 each from everyone who wanted a sari when I look back, I feel like laughing at the reasons for my going, but back then they seemed good enough to make the trip.

It was my first visit to Pune and I immediately fell in love with the city. To this day it remains dear to me. I feel as much at home in Pune as I do in Hubli, my hometown. The place changed my life in so many ways. As directed, I went to Telco's Pimpri office for the interview. There were six people on the panel and I realized then that this was serious business. 'This is the girl who wrote to JRD,' I heard somebody whisper as soon as I entered the room. By then I knew for sure that I would not get the job. The realization abolished all fear from my mind, so I was rather cool while the interview was being conducted. Even before the interview started, I reckoned the panel was biased, so I told them, rather impolitely, 'I hope this is only a technical interview.' They were taken aback by my rudeness, and even today I am ashamed about my attitude. The panel asked me technical questions and I answered all of them. Then an elderly gentleman with an affectionate voice told me, 'Do you know why we said lady candidates need not apply? The reason is that we have never employed any ladies on the shop floor. This is not a co-ed college; this is a factory. When it comes to academics, you are a first ranker throughout. We appreciate that, but people like you should work in research laboratories. I was a young girl from small-town Hubli. My world had been a limited place. I did not know the ways of large corporate houses and their difficulties, so I answered, 'But you must start somewhere, otherwise no woman will ever be able to work in your factories.' Finally, after a long interview, I was told I had been successful. So this was what the future had in store for me. Never had I thought I would take up a job in Pune. I met a shy young man from Karnataka there, we became good friends and we got married. It was only after joining Telco that I realized who JRD was: the uncrowned king of Indian industry.

Now I was scared, but I did not get to meet him till I was transferred to Bombay. One day I had to show some reports to Mr Moolgaokar, our chairman, who we all knew as SM.. I was in his office on the first floor of Bombay House (the Tata headquarters) when, suddenly JRD walked in. That was the first time I saw 'appro JRD'. Appro means 'our' in Gujarati. This was the affectionate term by which people at Bombay House called him. I was feeling very nervous, remembering my postcard episode. SM introduced me nicely, 'Jeh (that's what his close associates called him), this young woman is an engineer and that too a postgraduate. She is the first woman to work on the Telco shop floor.' JRD looked at me. I was praying he would not ask me any questions about my interview (or the postcard that preceded it). Thankfully, he didn't. Instead, he remarked. 'It is nice that girls are getting into engineering in our country. By the way, what is your name?' 'When I joined Telco I was Sudha Kulkarni, Sir,' I replied. 'Now I am Sudha Murthy.' He smiled and kindly smile and started a discussion with SM. As for me, I almost ran out of the room. After that I used to see JRD on and off. He was the Tata Group chairman and I was merely an engineer. There was nothing that we had in common. I was in awe of him. One day I was waiting for Murthy, my husband, to pick me up after office hours. To my surprise I saw JRD standing next to me. I did not know how to react. Yet again I started worrying about that postcard. Looking back, I realize JRD had forgotten about it. It must have been a small incident for him, but not so for me. 'Young lady, why are you here?' he asked. 'Office time is over.' I said, 'Sir, I'm waiting for my husband to come and pick me up.' JRD said, 'It is getting dark and there's no one in the corridor. I'll wait with you till your husband comes.' I was quite used to waiting for Murthy, but having JRD waiting alongside made me extremely uncomfortable. I was nervous. Out of the corner of my eye I looked at him. He wore a simple white pant and shirt. He was old, yet his face was glowing. There wasn't any air of superiority about him. I was thinking, 'Look at this person. He is a chairman, a well-respected man in our country and he is waiting for the sake of an ordinary employee.' Then I saw Murthy and I rushed out.

“JRD called and said, 'Young lady, tell your husband never to make his wife wait again.”

In 1982 I had to resign from my job at Telco. I was reluctant to go, but I really did not have a choice. I was coming down the steps of Bombay House after wrapping up my final settlement when I saw JRD coming up. He was absorbed in thought. I wanted to say goodbye to him, so I stopped. He saw me and paused. Gently, he said, 'So what are you doing, Mrs. Kulkarni?' (That was the way he always addressed me..) 'Sir, I am leaving Telco.' 'Where are you going?' he asked. 'Pune, Sir. My husband is starting a company called Infosys and I'm shifting to Pune.' 'Oh! And what will you do when you are successful.' 'Sir, I don't know whether we will be successful.' 'Never start with diffidence,' he advised me 'Always start with confidence. When you are successful you must give back to society. Society gives us so much; we must reciprocate. Wish you all the best.' Then JRD continued walking up the stairs. I stood there for what seemed like a millennium. That was the last time I saw him alive. Many years later I met Ratan Tata in the same Bombay House, occupying the chair JRD once did. I told him of my many sweet memories of working with Telco. Later, he wrote to me, 'It was nice hearing about Jeh from you. The sad part is that he's not alive to see you today.'

I consider JRD a great man because, despite being an extremely busy person, he valued one postcard written by a young girl seeking justice. He must have received thousands of letters everyday. He could have thrown mine away, but he didn't do that. He respected the intentions of that unknown girl, who had neither influence nor money, and gave her an opportunity in his company. He did not merely give her a job; he changed her life and mindset forever. Close to 50 per cent of the students in today's engineering colleges are girls. And there are women on the shop floor in many industry segments. I see these changes and I think of JRD. If at all time stops and asks me what I want from life, I would say I wish JRD were alive today to see how the company we started has grown. He would have enjoyed it wholeheartedly. My love and respect for the House of Tata remains undiminished by the passage of time.

I always looked up to JRD. I saw him as a role model for his simplicity, his generosity, his kindness and the care he took of his employees. Those blue eyes always reminded me of the sky; they had the same vastness and magnificence.”

The author,Sudha Murthy is a widely published writer and chairperson of the Infosys Foundation involved in a number of social development initiatives. Infosys chairman Narayana Murthy is her husband. “


Article sourced from: Lasting Legacies (Tata Review - Special Commemorative Issue 2004), brought out by the house of Tata to commemorate the 100th birth anniversary of JRD Tata on July 29th, 2004.

Dedicated to I, ONLY...Part One !!

Statutory warning: Not for people who hate the word "I" as there is eye and mind-torturing through the innumerable use of "I" !! (I, I. I, I, I ... didn't get off critics and anti-I people...this text is not meant for you decomposed life-less ... oh yes... I love I ... questions anyone....ehhh !!!) Its 5.15 (Indian Standard Time) in the morning, once again nothing to do, not sleepy at all, writing and comes to my mind, which can help me show-off my talents to the world, while giving me (YET) another opportunity for self-reminding-actualization !!! (Admittance:Have been lured by dollar payments from google to write more, but somehow I now feel confident of coming close to long-awaited dream of writing to express, while earning.) I have been tagged useless, aim-less, feeling-less, heart-less, love-less, sense-less, dream-less ... so many less'es, I wondered if there can be more of 'less' in me. NO..Nay...Naah... I don't think I fit into any of that categorisation, I know my worth, I know what I can achieve, I know where I can reach, I know what rock-solid substance I am made of, I know how to live, I know when to get-up, even if I am late mostly, I know and believe in Love, I love my family and people who actually love me and who I love to love. Most importantly I love myself for what I am now, in spite of all odds ... Let me be I .. !!! (This paragraph proves my blog name...In love with me and life :D) Too late for an introduction guys, but yes I'll be forcing it on you readers, I am I !!! Mind it, its not a joke. Surviving all these 25 years of constant critcal and useless reminders by people, who don't care to oil there own machines and all unnamed worthless freaks has made me what I am today....Do not bother judging me please, I am absolutely fine, love to talk, make friends, love to do nothing, crave for chocolate fantasy (with choc-sauce), irritating people who like to get irritated (which includes people mostly who r close to me), and all sort of crazy or decent or practical wishes with dreams of living life happy .... Hence proved I am I !!! (See the above image and text proof, LHS=RHS, Hence proved, I AM I ;)) I praised and praised and praised some more about myself, but I have every right to do so, who are you, you or even you to crticise me on that ! I am actually taking this golden opportunity of being happy about me in every way, not that whats written above is about a faked "I"...its completely true to MY AND MY LOVED ONES' knowledge !! And for those pessimists out there, I'll be writing the things which are not so good in me, in a post when I am ditched my sleep-fairy and when our planet earth decides on not rotating and revolving anymore :D !!! (I like assessing myself from time-to-time,but have full faith in "I"... I know some people must be so willing to criticise me...but I have this for you... RIP :D) Thats all for now ... Please comment (only-appreciate) even if this master-piece-article-called-I meant crap to you ... !! Thank you :)

Heaven and back...still mesmerized !!!

And the journey begins.. {for me it began and will never end, but for the people, who'll read this will love this journey till the end} !!! Had to catch train for Jammu at 4 in the morning (without having anyone around to wake me up), now this is some hell of a task for me !! Well as they say with every problem comes its unique solution...i decided not to sleep the whole night !!! {Dn worry i slept almost the whole day in train ... :D} I am really grateful to my friend (who kept chatting at breaks almost all night), MTNL Broadband (for uninterrupted internet), Adam Sandler (50 first dates), Delhi Electric Supply Board, and most importantly HP (my laptop)!! Darn, how could I miss Taj-Mahal for keeping me awake all night !!! {Cant live without any of the above-mentioned ;) and for the dumb ones reading, Taj-Mahal is the tea-brand :P} Its 3 in the morning, bags packed, deodorant used to supplement my irregular routine of taking baths ;) Not writing much about the auto, train journey, bus journey (from Jammu station to Katra and reaching Hotel Shraddha in Katra (Vaishno Devi). Bus finally reached ... after a 60 km ride from Jammu to Katra (sharp turns, death valley, cloud cover, mist, police and military checks, scenic and breath-taking view and jerky ride are the words associated with this ride which took me almost 4 hours) smoked two Wills Classic as soon as i got down and as fast as i can (obsessed with the brand :D ) ... fir mauka na mile smoke karne ka shayad, u know, who smokes in front of parents...I DON'T !!! {CIGAR-commander, PLAYBOY-tellow, POLICE, BRUT are my all time fav deodorant brands, in case any of u have decided on gifting and thus helping me cut down on the water-bills ;)} Was really happy to see Papa-Mummy idiotic brother, Gaurav didnt come, for his unexplained reasons... :( {Gaurav wants me to go to Shimla with him soon, coz he missed out ...anyways "someone's loss is someone else gain"...u guessed it right Shimla is my next destination :)} Was too tired, decided to rest after booking next days Helicopter's ticket to Vaishno Devi (i was excited as hell, in spite of the unbearable headache). Day two, finally...m at the helipad, with Mum-Dad ... it was a 5-10 mins ride to Vaishno Devi, which could have other wise taken 5-6 hrs if we went walking all the way .... i was asked to sit beside the Captain in the cock-pit, as i was the youngest of all the six who were flying ... {trust me it was an experience to remember !!! :)} DO CHECK THIS VIDEO..I SHOT IT WHILE FLYING !! 7 in the eve and we are back to Hotel, after shopping for exclusive things from the local Jammu market...Booked a car to go KASHMIR the next morning !!! Dont believe in God's faith or presence or even spiritual or divine existence, much but this trip to Vaishno Devi helped me calm down and relax .. soothed my nerves and mind .... cleared many mental-blocks ... and somehow got me closer to The Almighty's existence if there is any !! !! Jai mata di !! !! Jai mata di !! !! Jai mata di !! !! Jai mata di !! Being with family anywhere is itself the best form of relief to man-kind ... Love u Mom-Dad and Gaurav always and thank you for everything :) This trip was at the right time of my life... and it happened to be a heavenly blessing for me :) {I AM HAPPY ... HAPPY..... HAPPY.... HAPPY !!!!! REALLY HAPPY :)} Snow, flowers, life, smiles, Dal Lake, Gulamrg...OR KASHMIR in the next post within 2-3 days. have been really busy taking up interviews and handling innumerable job offers lately...LOL ...KEEP COMING BACK AND LEAVING UR VIEWS, OPINIONS, CRITICISM, COMMENTS...etc