Raindrops on Roses and Whiskers on Kittens..

Hmmm so I’ve had enough of the philosophical posts.. One thing I’ve come to realize is that the mind is very complex- I think it likes to complicate even the simplest of equations.. And no matter how hard you try, the only way to untangle some knots is to just let them be- sometimes the answer just pops back at you after a while.. So, wanting to write something cheerful and simple.. I remember this game a friend and I used to play whenever any of us felt a little low.. We’d just close our eyes, clear our minds completely, set the timer to five minutes and then start listing out the things that make us feel happy- no thought, no deliberation and no logic.. She isn’t with me right now, but I’m still going to play this game by myself..

So here goes- cannot close my eyes and type but still…clearing my mind…setting the timer to five minutes.. Its 11:58 PM..

My cat back home in Pune
Long conversations with close friends
When Monday morning meetings get canceled..
Pehli baarish
Purple
Whatsapp messages that make you smile in the middle of a hard day
When a new cooking experiment turns out really well
New York City
Fall colors in the east coast
An idea or project that captivates you so much that it even keeps you awake at night
Not having to always spell out every feeling
Lighthouses
Kesar pista kulfi
Being on a creative high
Love
Setting up an apartment
Old photographs
Sunday morning coffee
Planning surprises
Getting surprises… 🙂
Chats on the balcony
Grey’s Anatomy quotes that just fit the mood of the day
Dance
Being able to click a really good portrait
Compliments
Reading archived emails from days gone by
Holding hands
Refrigerator magnets
Light snow that floats around like tiny wasps of cotton
Uplifting music
Random smiles
That feeling in your gut that tells you something is right
Waterfalls
Vanilla milkshake
Spanish

Alrighty, time’s up, mind is happy and it’s time to sleep.. Shubh ratri everyone.. 🙂

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Boredom x Time = A Tag !!

It’s been one of those long, excruciatingly boring weeks with nothing much to do except go to school at 9 in the morning and return at 4 in the evening and try to fill the time in between with a bit of thesis work and other random things. The weather’s been a major contributing factor to the inertia- that’s probably one of the worst things about Rochester- it’s unpredictable weather! I mean, it’s summer for God’s sake, it’s not supposed to rain the whole day !!! 😛

So anyway, lack of creative insights has forced me to resort to completing one of my long-overdue tags. It’s those “My 25” things doing the rounds of Facebook, where you’re supposed to write 25 random things about yourself. My friend had tagged me a long time ago, but I was a little wary about firstly, writing things about myself since I usually am not so self-observant, and secondly, writing personal things on Facebook- being a public forum and all.. (Our Career Services people scared me in the first quarter by telling me a lot of employers use FB accounts to find out more about their prospective employees and I know I have a private FB account, but nonetheless…) I’ve attempted a similar tag a while ago, so I’m going to try and not repeat the things I mentioned there. So, here I go with twenty-five random things about myself. Read on if you’re as bored as I am-

1) I love travelling by trains, they’re more fun than air or road travel.

2) I get put off by smokers. I remember when I was in COEP, Gauri and I used to yell at Akshay and Pranjal whenever they went to one of their “tapris“.. I love them both otherwise, but the moment they start smoking, I somehow don’t want to be around them.

3) I am pretty non-judgmental about people otherwise, and don’t discriminate against anyone- regardless of actions, beliefs, ethnicity. I’m a very strong believer in the “to each his own” philosophy.

4) One of the things I love about the US is the fact that I can travel a lot, something I missed out on in India. If I had the money, I would travel to a new place every weekend!

5) I used to suck at cooking until a few months ago, used to be a nervous wreck every time I was in the kitchen! But I am turning out to be a pretty good cook off late. I try out loads of new stuff and fortunately, most of it comes out well! A major source of my recipes is cooking blogs and my mom!

6) I am not too fond of chocolate and I hate bhindi !! (Yeah, gasp all you want; I’m used to it !! :P) I absolutely delightfully love vanilla icecream though! I could eat it everyday! Same goes with gobi manchurian and bhel puri !! 🙂

7) I hate my hair. I wish I could change it. I am always wary of going to new hair salons because people invariably give the most shocking reactions when they see my hair. Why don’t they realize that I can see them gasp?! 😛 Oh and when I was in school, I was called “chidya ka ghonsla“..

8) I miss my life in Doha- it was a conservative place but I had the best time of my life there..

9) Writing is also one of the things closest to my heart. I feel very restless when something I’ve written isn’t up to my expectations. The part I loved the most in those English exams in school was the essay writing section- so what if I have to write on “A Day on the Railway Station…” !!

10) I am a pretty talkative person when I have the right company. Otherwise I can be the most silent person; you won’t even notice I am there..

11) My ideal outings with friends is going someplace and having interesting conversations about randon things under the sun. Or else, doing silly things like playing Dumb-C, Uno, etc and laughing like crazy! I am not at all a big fan of friends getting together only to drink and act stupid all night long!

12) I haven’t had a really intense and intelligent conversation in a really long time! I wish Anup was in the US..

13) I am not a lot into any sports, though I do like watching cricket and tennis. I felt really really really bad when India lost the 2003 World Cup though. I think I wrote one of my most emotional articles then.

14) I love learning new languages. Though German will always remain closest to my heart. I am desperately waiting to visit Germany some day and do an advanced German language course.

15) I think I’m becoming more and more like my mom nowadays.. Which is a good and bad thing..

16) I take friendship very seriously. I have a few friends and I may not call or email them every week, but I can do anything for them! I despise people who sweet-talk with everyone, pretending to be their dearest friends but turn away when their friends need them the most.

17) I am not much of a phone person. I prefer communicating face-to-face or through email or IM. I go blank when I have to “chat” with people on the phone..

18) 2004 was probably the craziest year of my life. I did a lot of things that year which I am proud of and which I regret even today.

19) I am generally a very optimistic person. I tend to look at the pluses more than the minuses. That is probably why I could successfully get out of some of the crap I’ve faced in life.

20) I would love to dabble in film-making some day. My ideal job would actually be engineer by day and film-maker by night. I love the creative process of making films- right from conceptualization to scriptwriting to shooting. It’s a perfect blend of writing, photography, languages, travelling- all the things I love!

21) Design of Experiments is probably the first engineering subject I love so much. If I could do a Ph.D in DOE, I would..

22) I hated thermodynamics when in COEP. I simply never understood it..

23) I love people with nice, full smiles that twinkle in their eyes.

24) I canot stand dirty kitchens and bathrooms.

25) I get bored of staying in the same place for too long. Which is why I wanted to move out of Pune for my engineering. I am already bored of Rochester though.. I wish I get a job where I have to travel a lot..

Anyone who hasn’t done this and who needs some sort of motivation to update their blogs, consider yourself tagged !! 🙂

Song and Tag

I’ve been wanting to get back to blogging since ages. But most of the times, there were either too many things to write about, or absolutely nothing I could think of!

So when I finally couldn’t take it any more, I did the next best thing a person who hasn’t blogged for more than 5 months does- tagged myself !!! 😀 Well, I saw this really interesting tag on a blog I frequent quite often and thought it was an interesting idea… So here goes-

Here are the rules:
1. Put your music player on Shuffle mode.
2. For each question, press the next button to get your answer.
3. Write the song name no matter what it is.
4. After you’ve answered all of the questions, tag 5 other people and let them know they’ve been tagged.

1. If someone says “Is this okay?”, you say:
Ae kaash ke hum hosh mein ab
Ane na payein…

2. What would best describe your personality?
Ek Haseena Thi….. (From Karzzzz no less… :D:D)

3. What do you like in a guy/girl?
C’mon c’mom c’mon,
We’re gonna make it home tonight…

4. How do you feel today?
Don’t wanna be an American Idiot,
Don’t want a nation under the new media,
And can you hear the sound of hysteria?
The subliminal mind f*** America
(Dear US Visa people, It’s just a tag, I really don’t mean this !! Sincerely, Suparna :P)

5. What is your life’s purpose?
Ashayein khile dil ki
Ummedein hasein dil ki
Ab mushkil nahin kuch bhi… (Waah waah !!!)

6. What do your friends think of you?
Someday, somehow
I’m gonna make it all right but not right now
I know you’re wondering when

7. What do you think of your parents?
Teri aakhon ke
Chipe dard mein,
Aasoon ki tarah
Mehfuz hoon… (Oh man…. noooooo !!)

8. What do you think about very often?
Mitwaaaa…. Kahein dhadkanein tujh se kya !!!

9. What is 2+2?
Urvashi !!! (Hahahaha… )

10. What do you think of your best friend?
Dil Chahta hai…
Kabhi na beetein chamkile din..
Dil Chahta hai…
Hum na rahein kabhi yaaron ke bin.. (Yayyyy…)

11. What do you think of the person you like?
Forever, we will be
Together, you and me
Oh n when I hold ya, nothing can compare
With all of my heart, you know Ill always be, right there..
(Oh I so mean this !! :))

12. What is your life story?
So don’t, don’t, don’t mess my hair
If all you do is fake it
Don’t, don’t, don’t say you care,
Coz I could never shake it
Don’t, don’t, don’t mess with me
(Oooo I like this… :))

13. What do you want to be when you grow up?
What’s going on?!?! (Seriously, what IS going on!?)

14. What do you think of when you see the person you like?
Hey Shona !!!! (Ha! Too much ho raha hai ab !!)

15. What do your parents think of you?
Tanha Dil,
Tanha safar,
Dhunde tujhe,
Phir kyon nazar…

16. What will you dance to at your wedding?
Rangeela re !!! (Now this is the best one !!! :D)

17. What will they play at your funeral?
Why’d you have to go and make things so complicated?
I see the way you’re acting like you’re somebody else
Gets me frustrated
Life’s like this you
You fall and you crawl and you break
And you take what you get, and you turn it into
Honestly, you promised me
I’m never gonna find you fake it
No no no

18. What is your hobby/interest?
Hum jo chal ne lage
Chal ne lage hai yeh raaste
Aahha manzil se behatar
Lagne lage hai yeh raaste

19. What is your biggest secret?
You are the dancing queen, young and sweet, only seventeen
Dancing queen, feel the beat from the tambourine
You can dance, you can jive, having the time of your life
See that girl, watch that scene, dig in the dancing queen
(Haila!)

20. What do you think of your friends?
You were my strength when I was weak
You were my voice when I couldn’t speak
You were my eyes when I couldn’t see
You saw the best there was in me

Lifted me up when I couldn’t reach
You gave me faith ’cause you believed
I’m everything I am
Because you loved me…
(Senti senti… sob sob… :(()

21. What should you post this as?
O Humdum suniyo re !!! 😀

22. What do you think about this tag?
Tak tana tana tandoori nights !!!!
(Ok, now THIS is has got to be the best one !!!)

And I tag all the people who haven’t blogged for months like me and need a comeback post !! 🙂 Sing away… 🙂

Being held at gunpoint right now..

Firstly, my apologies for not writing for this long. But believe me, the kinda month I’ve had, it’s a wonder I even found time to write right now! But more on that later. I have midterms coming up and my dear friend P chooses this very moment to tag me. And added to that is the fact that the tag is a rather lovey-dovey type. Which is not my favourite topic to write on. Anyway, I have to complete the tag coz I stand to lose quite a bit if I don’t. So with a sufficiently large amount of trepidation, I begin-

Q. What would you love the most in your lover?
Ans: His totally arbit sense of humour. His awesome smile. His ability to understand the little things that matter to me (big point)

Q. What would you do with a billion dollars?
Ans: Invest for sure. (I’m my dad’s beti bhai !! And he’s big on investments!) And build the most amazing farmhouse for my parents. And…donate a part of it.

Q. What is love?
Ans: I honestly don’t know.

Q. Would you fall in love with your best friend?
Ans: According to me, that’s the best kind of love. I belong to the Kuch Kuch Hota Hai line of thought.

Q. Which is more blessed, loving someone or being loved by someone?
And: I guess a bit of both is always good !!

Q. How long should you wait for someone you really love?
Ans: Till someone else comes along.. 😉

Q. Is it possible to like someone without loving them?
Ans: Yes.

Q. Is it possible to love someone without liking them?
Ans: Yes.

Q. If your lover betrayed you, what will your reaction be?
Ans: Make him feel like the world’s worst loser and then move on.

Q. If the person you secretly like is already attached, what would you do?
Ans: Keep safe distance.

Q. What takes you down the fastest?
Ans: Umm…the stairs!? Ok, I’m bored of these questions now.

Q. How would you see yourself in ten years’ time?
Ans: Slimmer hopefully. But that’s more like in ten months. I don’t believe in ten year plans yaar..

Q. What’s your fear?
Ans: Ummm…losing people I love. And not being able to fulfill my dreams.

Q. What kind of person do you think the person who tagged you is?
Ans: A lunatic. And I mean this. 😛

Q. Would you rather be single and rich or married but poor?
Ans: Depends. Ladka kaun hai!? 😉

Q. What’s the first thing you do when you wake up?
Ans: Brush my teeth!

Q. Would you give all in a relationship?
Ans: Isn’t that how it’s supposed to be?

Q: If you fall in love with two people simultaneously, whom would you pick?
Ans: Haha…two people!? Pehle ek to sambhalne do !!

Q. Would you forgive and forget, no matter how horrible a thing that special someone has done?
Ans: Koi guarantee nahi.

Q. If you get to go back in time and fall in love all over again, would it still be with the same person?
Ans: Not applicable.

Q: Describe your ideal man.
Ans: Ok, is this for 3 marks or 5 marks!? 😛
Ummm..lets see. Crazy sense of humour. Awesome killer smile. Sports freak. Music freak. Good English. Film buff. Cook. Eclectic interests. Experimental. Committed to his work and family. Totally mad. Should get on my nerves. Subtly romantic. Should please please exist. 😀

Phew! That wasn’t too bad. Anyway P, now that I’m done, give me back what you’ve taken! 😛

And hopefully, I’ll come up with a real post real soon…

Random tag about random things

I’ve been seeing this tag do rounds of the blogosphere for quite a while now, where you have to list out ten random things about yourself or something like that! Anyway, the few posts I’ve been working on just aren’t turning out right, so I thought I might as well attempt it… (As a side note, somehow all the tags I write are a result of boredom and incomplete posts !!)

Anyway, so here goes –

  • I like reading the entire newspaper/magazine in one sitting and hate being disturbed while I’m reading. And we get two newspapers at home and subscribe to 5 magazines (JAM, Readers Digest, India Today, Good Housekeeping and Health!) My ideal sunday morning is sitting with the paper for one hour straight, with no telephone calls and other distractions. Really makes my day! Newspaper reading also is a major stress buster for me. Like if I’m getting nervous before an exam, the best thing to do is read the newspaper. Somehow calms me down.
  • I’m very possessive about my books collection. It’s not very exhaustive or anything, but I love each of my books to bits. I lend them only to people I totally trust.
  • I’m a complete morning person. The only time I really enjoy staying up late is during a party or when I’m chatting with old friends on the Net. On most days, I’m up by 6 am and get very irritated even if I oversleep till 6:30-7. That’s “late” for me !!
  • I have a thing for registrations numbers of vehicles. The number plate is the first thing I look at when I see a vehicle (unless it’s a Merc or an H3; that’s when I ogle at the vehicle first and then look at it’s number plate! ;-)) and it happens involuntarily. So I know the vehicle numbers of all my friends, relatives, people of my society and some random vehicles I’ve seen around in Aundh area. About 4 years ago, I saw an unknown guy drive my friend’s Matiz- recognized it was his from the number plate obviously. He was studying in the UK then, so I told him about it and it turned out that his parents had sold it to someone else just a day back and hadn’t told him about it yet !!
  • I also have thing for remembering people’s birthdays (without reminders on cellphones!) I even remember the birthdays of most of my schoolmates, though I haven’t even spoken to some of them since we left school 7 years ago! Somehow can’t get the dates out of my head !! 🙂
  • I hate clutter. I’m not much of a cleanliness freak a la Monica, though I do have an Annual Room-Cleaning session (I just had this year’s session over the weekend, but more on that later) The point is- I don’t mind an untidy room, but I don’t like things strewn about the place. I’d rather have them stacked up in one corner until I find the time to clean it up.
  • I own 3 pairs of shoes- my gym shoes, my floaters for college and a pair of sandals with Indian wear. I’m not too crazy about bags, jewellery, shopping and gossip too. Nor do I freak out at the sight of lizards, cockroaches and other unidentified flying and crawling objects. Therefore, I hate it if people generalize statements about “girls”.
  • I hate people who are cruel to animals. I’m vegetarian coz I saw a butcher cut meat once and I couldn’t sleep for 2 nights after that! I don’t mind it if people don’t like animals, its a personal choice; but atleast don’t hurt them. Infact there have been many occasions when I’ve lectured random kids on roads who think it’s funny to throw stones at stray dogs and laugh about it with their pals!
  • I have this weird desire to try everything once. And I mean it literally. This pertains to music, food, languages, skills, places… Like this one time, I saw an advert for coffee painting classes in the newspaper and I wanted to attend them. And I don’t even know what coffee painting is !!
  • One thing I really really want to do is scoot off on a budget trip to some godforsaken place with complete strangers! I hope that happens in the next two years…

Tagged !!!

Ah these book tags! I’m not particularly excited about writing this one, coz I don’t think I have a lot to boast about, as concerns books. This tag is just going to make me look ignorant and predictable! I haven’t read most of the really awesome books that a person my age should have read by now. I used to read quite a lot when I was in Doha. Somehow lost touch in the initial few years I spent in Pune. I’m actually grateful to Gau and Akshay for having brought “real” books back into my life.. Anyways, here goes-

* Total number of books that I own:
I haven’t really bothered to count, but I think it would roughly come to about a 100 !! I know, not that great… But as I said, I’ve taken up serious reading (again!) only in the last 4 years. Besides, a lot of the books I read are from the library. I buy books only during Crossword sales or when a friend strongly recommends one.

* Last book I bought:
That would be The Legends of Pensam by Mamang Dai. No, I hadn’t heard of it either, but I’d gone to this bookstore near my place to get a copy of The Namesake and this really cute store guy suggested this book, so I bought it !! (Whatever! Besides I didn’t have enough money to buy The Namesake, so settled for this one instead.) Haven’t read it yet, but it looks to be interesting..

* Last book I read:
The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri. Well, I bought the pirated version of the book finally. (I’m not proud of it!) But it’s way better than the movie, which kinda confuses you in the end. Though one good thing about the book is that the story goes much beyond ABCDs (American Born Confused Desis yaar !!) and their identity issues.

* One book I couldn’t finish:
Ummm…quite a lot of them actually. It took three attempts to finish The Alchemist. I still haven’t finished The Goal by Eliyahu Goldratt. Don’t know why actually; guess it just got a little boring in the end. And I’ve been trying to read Atlas Shrugged for ages. Somehow I’m just not ready for another heavy duty dose of Ayn Rand, especially after Fountainhead.

* Five books which mean a lot to me:
This is going to be quite a run-of-the-mill list actually, because I haven’t experimented a lot with my reading. I think the experimentation will begin once I’ve read all the books on my must-have list..

– Doctors by Erich Segal:
Can I hear groans already?! Lol.. Ok, I know Segal is not something to be read more than once, but I’ve read Doctors four times already….and loved it each time! Of course, this may have to do with the fact that I’m fascinated by doctors, and this book tracks the lives of a whole group of Harvard Medical School graduates. Besides, I love the character of Barney Livingstone (one of the protagonists of the story). He, kind of, resembles this one person I know. And I love the friendship between him, Laura Castellano and Bennett Landsmann. It’s the kind of friendship I’ve always wanted. (No, this book is NOT a love story, as some people have assumed. People should read it before sprinting off to their own conclusions !!)

– The Agony and the Ecstasy by Irving Stone:
This is a biography of Michelangelo. I have to thank Anup for raving about this book so much that I had no choice but to read it. It’s easily one of the most inspiring books I’ve ever read.

– The Kite Runner by Khalid Hosseni:
My sister picked up this book on a whim at one of the Crossword sales, and I thought it would be some silly kiddy book. (See how ignorant I am… Didn’t know this book was on the bestseller list for quite a few months.) But this is a book that everyone has GOT to read. The narration is beautiful, almost poetic. I think no other author has made me “feel” every scene so vividly. The best thing is- the protagonist is in no way a conventional “hero”. He’s flawed, weak-hearted, confused, gullible and even mean at times, but when he is given the opportunity to redeem all that he ever lost, he goes all out, faces his worst fears and gets it.

– Fountainhead by Ayn Rand:
I don’t think I need to say a lot about this book. It makes you think, and it redefines a lot of your ideas, in a way…

– The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling:
Ahhh…now these books have been faithful companions through some rather tough times- boring submissions, exams, or just not-so-exciting semesters. Can’t wait for 21st July. Yup, big plans for The Day…I’ve booked a copy already and apparently Twist ‘n Tales will be open right from 6 am !! I just hope it lives up to all the hype !! But I’ll kill JKR if she kills Harry, Ron or Hermione in the end. 🙂

* I am going to Tag:
Now the people I’m going to tag are rather voracious readers (or atleast have read a lot more variety of books than I have, so I’m sure it’ll make for some interesting reading. Plus, it’ll give them a reason to update their blogs.. :-P.. So I tag Anup, Akshay, Keshav, Vipin and Niri. (I dunno if you read, Niri, but nonetheless…atleast now you can’t copy-paste my post !! :-P..)

83 questions

Disclaimer: Read the following only if you have nothing to do in life and/or are bored to death !!

Credits: Veepeen for putting it up on his blog first and Akshay for dhaaping it from him!

Ok…so I’m in the process of writing an article for JAM and somehow it’s just not going right, when I see this questionairre type thing on Akshay’s blog and think…hey that looks like a fun break.. So if you are in a similar situation, instead of wasting time reading my answers, attempt it for yourself.. It’s quite interesting..

So, here goes –

1. Thought your cousin was hot? Nahhh…my cousins are bachchas !!
2. Been in love? Yep yep yep…
3. Gone over the speed limit? Do Pune roads have speed limits?!
4. Painted your room? No…that’s gonna happen this Diwali !!
5. Drove a car? Yup.
6. Danced in front of your mirror? Everyday!
7. Been dumped? Nope. Thank God!
8. Stole money from a friend? Nope. It’s more like they owe me money! Akshay, Mangesh and Gauri- pay up or you’re dead meat !!
9. Gotten in a car with people you just met? Yup.
10. Been in a fist fight? Yup. Loads of times.
11. Snuck out of your house? Not snucked out, but snucked in a few times.
12. Had feelings for someone who didn’t have them back? Hell ya, it sucks!
13. Been arrested? No.
14. Left your house with out telling your parents? Yup, and had them scream at me later!
15. Had a crush on your neighbor? My neighbors are all 10 year olds.. I think it’s time to change my house.. 😛
16. Ditched school to do something more fun? Of course!
17. Slept in a bed with a member of the same or opposite sex ? Yup.
18. Seen someone die? Yup, my neighbour’s dog. Most terrible feeling in the whole world.
19. Been on a plane? Oh yes, Doha to Mumbai, Mumbai to Doha for nine years !! 🙂
20. Kissed a picture? Haha…no !!
21. Slept in until 3? Naaaaa…that’s not my thing! I think the latest has been till 12 !!
22. Love someone or miss someone right now? Totally !!!
23. Laid on your back and watched cloud shapes go by? Yup, during vacation.
24. Made a snow angel? I’ve never made a snow anything…but angel…eww…
25. Played dress up? Never, not even when I was five!
26. Cheated while playing a game? Oh ya!
27. Been lonely? Hmmmm…quite often in the past one year..
28. Fallen asleep at work/school? What a question! Obviously!
29. Been to a club? Nope.
30. Felt an earthquake? Yup.
31. Touched a snake? Nope, but I’d LOVE to! Snakes are pretty cool…
32. Ran a red light? Yup, right in front of the cops!
33. Been suspended from school? Thankfully no! My mom wouldn’t quite like that!
34. Had detention? A couple of times…
35. Been in a car? Yup, five minutes ago!
36. Hated the way you look? Hmmm…I kinda hate my hair!
37. Witnessed a crime? Yup, Mumbai local trains zindabad !!
38. Been lost? Yes, loads of times!
39. Been to the opposite side of the country? No…
40. Felt like dying from embarrassment? Lol…yeah on a few occassions!
41. Cried yourself to sleep? Hmmmm…yes. Some days are just plain bad!
42. Sang karaoke? Yup, it’s awesome fun! So what if I suck at singing…most people who sing karaoke do!
43. Done something you told yourself you wouldn’t do? All the time. Mostly to convince myself why I shouldn’t do it!
44. Laughed till some kind of beverage came out of your nose? Again, loads of times!
45. Caught a snowflake on your tongue? Yup. Awesome feeling!
46. Kissed in the rain? Hmmmm…not exactly!
47. Sung in the shower? Everyday! Thinking of giving that Indian Idol thing a shot next year! 😛
48. Had a dream that you married someone? Haha…yes, once! One of the freakiest dreams I’ve ever had. And no, I’m not telling who I dreamt I got married to…poor guy would die of shock!
49. Played getting married? Never, its plain freaky!
50. Got your tongue stuck to a flag pole? No, does that happen to people!?
51. Ever gone to school partially nude? No!
52. Sat on a roof top? Yup, quite often!
53. Didn’t take a shower for a week? A week?! No no no… Max is 3 days!
54. Ever been too scared to watch scary movies alone? Nope! I love them!
55. Been pushed into a pool with all your clothes on? More like I jumped into a pool with all my clothes on… C’mon, that’s fun !!
56. Been told you’re hot by a complete stranger? Yes, men and women. Errmmm…a firang woman staying in Pune once asked me out after seeing my snaps on Orkut. Yes, I think all those people were blind!
57. Broken a bone? Like a fracture? Yup, twice!
58. Been easily amused? Yes, all the time.
59. Laugh so hard you cry? Yes, loads of times when with my COEP bozos!
60. Cheated on a test? Yes, once at school. Couldn’t do it again ever!
61. Forgotten someone’s name? Lol…yeah! But that person forgot my name too..
62. Blacked out from drinking? No, it’s one of the things on my to-do list!
63. Played a prank on someone? Oh ya!
64. Gone to a late night movie? Yup. Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham, 11:00 pm show, Mangala… Don’t ask why!
65. Failed a class? Haha…yeah!
66. Choked on something you’re not supposed to eat? Not that I can remember..
67. Played an instrument for more than 10 hours? 10 hours! No.. Maybe 5 or 6..
68. Cheated on a girlfriend/boyfriend? No, would never do that!
69. Did you celebrate the 4th of July? No.
70. Thrown strange objects? Yup…I do such things when I’m with my cousins!
71. Felt like someone? Ummmm…no! I actually don’t understand this question!
72. Thought about running away? Yup, loads of times!
73. Cried over someone? Yeah…but I was a 14 year old stupid girl then. And the guy’s my best friend now, so no worries…
74. Have a dog? Well, the neighbour’s dog is as good as mine. I have a cat though!
75. Own an instrument? Yup, a synth, a flute and a rattler!
76. Been in a band? In school.. Wait, Firodiya in COEP counts right?
77. Drank 25 sodas in a day? Nope!
78. Broken a cd? Not really. I’m pretty careful with them!
79. Shot a gun? Nahi yaar! Another thing on my to-do list. Akshay, can I borrow your dad’s gun?
80. Been on orkut for more than 5 hours? Nope. What a TERRIBLE waste of time!
81. Have a major crush on someone right now? A Crush?! I haven’t had one of those ever since SE..
82. Have a religion? Yes.
83. Thought about what people would say at your funeral? Not really, but they’d say good stuff for sure… I’m pretty lovable! Besides, people generally say good stuff about you if you’re dead.. 🙂

I’m done! And now it’s back to my article…