Saturday, October 1, 2011

Happy Birthday.. Stay Bright always

My wishes of a happy birthday to my CS Classes Siddharth Academy has been delayed by a few days... but notwithstanding that I whole-heartedly and with great happiness wish it a very very happy birthday!

Friday, June 10, 2011


That way, if you are dumb or a jackass or an most unpleasant combination of both, nobody will notice.

I love me some self-created philosophy stuff!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Who is the cutest of them all?

The one who had no idea about how momentous the occassion was!!



Kate trying to cheer the munchkin up


Today's agenda: "Be lost in my thoughts. Oh and pose with the royal the way"

*****SO CUTE*****

"Hello, I live here!"

****TOO CUTE*****


Sunday, April 17, 2011


A control freak is one who professes to NOT micro-manage and then does his very best to prove himself wrong.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Jedi's Survey!

I did this really interesting survey which I saw in Cleopatra's blog!! Some Jedi wants to find out how many Star Wars fans there are on Planet Earth... so he used a Jedi mind trick and made someone create this quiz! But he had to be subtle about it so there are loads of other questions
too! :D
1. If you have pets, do you see them are merely animals or are they members of your family?
I don't have a pet as of now, but I can say without doubt that they will be a members of my family. I've already chosen names- Bubba for my dog and Cello for my cat. I don't have pets at the moment because my parents will never agree. I also not yet committed to the fact that I'll have to feed them meat (duhh obviously!). I still have to wrap my head around that. I'm scared of my friends' pets when I first see them but by the time I have to leave, I'm all over them, refusing to leave and smothering them with hugs! My friends' pets are the reason why I soooo want a pet. I've seen with my own eyes the love that man and animal share and there is incredible peace in that love. So I'm waiting for the day when I'll have my own two furry friends.

2. If you can have a dream to come true, what would it be?
Go on a road trip, explore the country, see for myself how the locals really live (without any dicovery channel type hype), spend the nights under the stars! And a drunken skinny-dipping thrown in for good measure!

3. What is the one thing most hated by you?

I absolutely hate people who spit in public places. Civic sense, basic hygiene, IQ... you lack it all morons! And you also get the maximum rating on my gross-o-meter.

4. What would you do with a billion dollars?
Fulfil all my 'when I have the money' dreams... get my parents whatever they want, go to Paris for fashion week, sky-dive(!), go see my friends, give to child education and cancer research... I have a LOT of 'when I have the money' dreams!

5. What helps to pull you out of a bad mood?

Music or chick-lit novels. When I'm really pissed off, nothing works better than to just immerse myself in a totally different world... music or books work wonders. Sometimes I get out of the house and walk. Just keep walking in no particular till I cool off. That's also awesome- seeing people on the streets, buses, cars makes me forget what got me so angry or depressed in the first place.

6. Which is more blessed, loving someone or being loved by someone?

I really remember the times when I used to be soooo in love. When I was away from the guy I used to analyse and was 100% sure there's nothing in it, he's not my type, he's totally wrong etc etc and then when I saw him bam! All that would go right out of the window and I was so blissfully happy to be in his company. That happiness, that buoyant feeling, it's present when you love someone- be it a guy you like or your friends or your family. There is something to look forward to- to see someone, to do something to make them smile. Even waiting is sweeter when it's for someone you love. So I feel loving somebody is more blessed.

7. What is your bedtime routine?

If I'm not sleepy, I try to sneak a book and the mobile phone (for light) under the sheets. Or else mom's phone with the headphones to listen to the radio. Brush my teeth and go to the loo. Mom has a habit of putting a tikka on my forehead before bed and I think that's really sweet...

8. If you are currently in a relationship, how did you meet your partner?
I'm not in a relationship now..and I've never been. After years of crushing on boys and thinking several were cute at the same time and being accused of being boy-crazy... I've finally left those days behind. Currently I don't even have a crush on anybody and believe me, it feels like an achievement when I look back! Sweet success, and I'm so happy being the way I am right now!
9. If you could watch a creative person in the act of the creative process, who would it be?
Ohh my God... there are soooooo many creative processes that I would like to witness. An artist making a painting, a musician writing lyrics and creating a tune, a designer making clothes, authors writing... I cannot choose. I would want to watch everything! :(. And if I absolutely HAVE to choose one I would probably want to see a musician create a tune. Because that's one thing that totally stumps me- I just don't know HOW it works, how it happens.
10. What kind of books do you read?
I love fantasy, science fiction and chick-lit. They are perfect for unwinding after a long day. I don't have any particular choice as far as books go... I've never left a book unfinished. I read whatever books come into my hands. But I like those fiction books which center around a real event or place. Like Dan Brown and James Rollins' books. I think that style of writing is going to be around for some time.
11. What's your fear?
That I may not be able to live an independent life. That I might have to give up my dreams and my wishes for someone else.
12. Would you give up all junk food for the rest of your life for an opportunity to visit outer space?
I really want to give up junk food because I no longer remember the time when I was stick-thin (and I was!). And I'm a huuuuuuge Star Wars fan so if there's a chance that I might be able to find out that galaxy I'm in!! And also going to outer space will give a chance to wear the most outrageous costumes ever and not feel awkward about it! Where's the rocket baby?!
13. Would you rather be single and rich or married and poor?
Single and rich for sure. Spread the happiness alone, rather than sharing unhappiness with someone. Being poor may not be THE reson for unhappiness but it sure as hell increases it.
14. What's the first thing you do when you wake up?
Pull my blanket tighter and try to catch a few more winks. :). And when that fails I get up and hug my mom.
15. If you could change one thing about your partner/spouse, what would it be?
Not Applicable.
16. If you could pick up a new name, what would it be?
I like my name and I like my pet name Sv even more! :) And honestly I won't be able to get used to a new name if I tried! But my rockstar name is Ashley... decided at a time when I was tripping bad over Ashley from Gone with the Wind! So it would be Ashley!
17. Would you forgive and forget no matter how horrible a thing that someone special has done?
No way. If something is unacceptable to me, it does'nt matter that the person who did was a stranger or 'that special somone'. I might forget about it for a while, but to totally forgive him... I don't think so.
18. If you could only eat one thing for the next 6 months, what would it be?
Tomatoes? I say it because I know its one thing that won't make me want to kill myself if I see it day after day. I louuurve tomatoes to death. Other options like Cheese burst pizza, those chinese starter things and manchurian... I know however much I like it, if I see continuously for 3 days it will make me weep. And I'll probably be stick-thin if I get tomatoes for 6 months!

Sampling in the marshes

Sampling in the marshes

If I were a fashionista this is how I would have gone to Sewri for the samplings. :D. The heat and the fishes would'nt suck so much if I were dressed like that!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

What pisses me off about blogger

Why does'nt copy-paste work in the post??? Ughhh its driving me crazy... I can't paste anything into the post area.. its infuriating as hell! Does anyone know a way around this? Oh and also how do you do the strike on a word? The word with a strike on it? Help!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Never Despair

Thane, even though it's right next door, never ceases to confuse me. It's a gargantuan, noisy, complicated (what with the new skywalk and human walk and rickshaw stands and even the damn railway station confounds me) metropolis that amazes and disgusts me in equal proportions. But lately I've been throwing myself right OUT of my comfort zone- and I was determined to reach a particular building someway, somehow. Asking strangers is no biggie... but there was a female elephant on the street today. Yea, I had seen her during lunch and I was hoping I wouldn't see her again but surprise!(of course not) she was right there 3-1/2 hours later. And there is something about elephants in a gargantuan, noisy, complicated metropolis that scares me. No wait, there is something about a female elephant ( probably in or just out of her mussth) in a gargantuan, noisy, complicated metropolis at peak rush hour near the railway station that scares the living daylights out of me. Ever since I saw some really scary videos of raging elephants on youtube (I can't bear horror movies, but gory reality glues me to the screen) I've been scared of meeting them on the road. They are gentle creatures sure, but putting them in a city with noises, lights, humans, dogs, sirens... are we having a little endurance test here? **Let's see ellie, what'll push you to breaking point?**

So today I was in a hurry ot get out of the way of the elephant before something happens. I was scurrying around like a mouse trying to put as much distance as possible between me and the elephant and trying to get into a building (the building I was looking for), as if that'll save me in case the elephant blows off. Who am I kidding...that totally won't. :D. Anyway, I managed to overwhelm a petite lady with my massive frame (I feel I'm sooo bloody huge when I see such a doll of a lady) and mumbled my question. "How do I get to Siddharth Academy? The one where they teach CA??" And while she boredly told me to go off in the same direction I came from... a young guy walked past us. He was wearing headphones (obviously rocking to the latest Munni or Sheila song) but he caught the word 'CA'. And he waited for a couple of seconds until I thanked the lady for her dummy information and then said "You want to go to CA classes? Well, Mahesh Tutorials has CA and its right down the road... this way..." Between my nerves about the elephant and the mild shock that someone who had headphones on heard my question and deigned to help me out, I did'nt give much thought to the helpful nature of that young fellow until after he had gone away and I was walking alone down the street. He looked like he would be a 11th or 12th standard and it really was very very nice of him to help someone out like that. Especially when I did'nt ask him... he just heard someone asking for directions and thought to help me out. That does'nt happen much in Mumbai... where everyone is so caught up in their own world. Who would go out of their way to give someone directions when you could rather blast music through your ears and bitchface the world!

Why don't have more people like him in my life? Why can't I be friends with him?? Come on... wanting to be friends with him just because he gave you directions? It's NOT the fact that he gave me directions... it's his nature... going out of his way to help someone who did'nt even ask him in the first place! That's the factor! But... well... there is something in what you say after all... He is after all one of those many people who suddenly float into our lives like a bubble. They grab your eyeballs, make you smile! But if we reach out to stop them, make them stay with us for a little longer... they burst, the fantasy ends... and that would be just heart-breaking, it's better that never happens. So just let them be... let them float away on their merry path... smile at the memory and move on......