Friday, November 20, 2009

Meme - My Life According to Music

After literature and movies..its music and food..
am not a foodie so didn't even attempt that!!
Here is my life according to music(have given in hindi and in tamil for some) !
Describe Yourself:
oru deivam thantha poove(kannathil muththam vittal)[a flower given by god ;)]
Main albeli ghoomoon akeli koi paheli hoon main(zubeinda)

How do you feel:
shala la(gilli)
zara sa jhoom lun main(DDLJ)

Describe where you currently live:
Madrasa Suthi Pakka poren(May Madham)[going to roam around madras]
Musafir hoon yaron na ghar hai na thikana(Parichay)

If you could go anywhere, where would you go:
yeh duniya ek dulhan..yeh mera india(pardes)[around india!]

Your favorite form of transportation:
rayile rayile oru nimisham(five start)
kasto mazaa hai yeh lelaima(parineeta) [ picturization on train journeys ]

Your best friend is:
gaata rahe mera dil(guide)[music]

You and your friends are:
yahoo..chahe koi mujhe(humein ;)) junglee kahe(junglee) [we are wild :D]

What’s the weather like:
yeh sama,sama hai suhana(jab jab phool khile)

Favorite time of day:
subah se lekar shaam tak,shaam se lekar raat tak(mohra) [ all the time ]

What is life to you:
Golmaal hai bhia sab golmaal hai(Golmaal)
Thoda hai thode ki zaroorat hai(Rang birangi)

Your fear:
Andheri raat(daasi)
tanhai(Dil chahta hai)[darkness and loneliness]

What is the best advice you have to give:
vaazhkai yosingada thalaiezhutha naala vaasinga da(Chennai 28)
kuch toh log kahenge logon ka kaam hai kehana(amar prem)

Thought for the Day:
chalte chalte mere yeh geet yaad rakhna kabhi alvida na kehana(chalte chalte)
Aanewala pal jaane wala hai(Golmaal)

How you would like to die:
panni vizhum iravu(mouna raagam)
so ja chanda(mission kashmir)[in sleep]

Your soul’s present condition:
oho megham vanthatho(mouna raagam)
jhoom barabhar jhoom(JBJ)
it’s the time to disco(KHNH)[really happy and feel like dancing :)]

These are the songs i could think of that time.will update this as i remember any other which would be apt for these questions.not necessarily my favourite songs!!

Meme : My Life According to Movies

Next in line..movies!!
Describe Yourself:Gumnaan

How do you feel:Khushi/Happy Feet

Describe where you currently live:Victoria No -203/Home Alone

If you could go anywhere, where would you go:Kashmir ki kali/Roman Holiday

Your favorite form of transportation:Train/Cars

Your best friend is:Taal/The Sound Of Music

You and your friends are:Kaminey/The Usual Suspects

What’s the weather like:Pyaar Ka Mausam/Sweet November

Favorite time of day:Morning Raaga

What is life to you:Hungama/chaos

Your fear:raat/wait until Dark(Fear of Darkness)

What is the best advice you have to give:Kabhi Alvida Na Kehana/The Good.The Bad and The Ugly(World is mixture of all the three.We need to find out the correct way out)

Thought for the Day:Kal Ho Na Ho/Tomorrow Never comes

How you would like to die:Shaheed/While You were Sleeping

Your soul’s present condition:Masti/A Beautiful Mind
not necessarily my favourite movies!! :)

Meme - My Life according to Literature

Based on the books that I have read!! Not necessarily favourites! It should suit the questions too!!

Describe Yourself: Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

How do you feel: An Equal Music by Vikram Seth(when am happy,i keep humming songs in my mind - am happy now!)

Describe where you currently live: A Painted house by John Grisham(colourful india :))

If you could go anywhere, where would you go: The God of Small things by Arundhati Roy(Kerala!)or Where Eagles Dare by Alistair Mclean

Your favorite form of transportation: Train to Pakistan by Khushwant Singh(I love train journeys)

Your best friend is: Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

You and your friends are: A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry

What’s the weather like: Joy in the Morning by P.G.Wodehouse

Favorite time of day: Endless night by Agatha Christie(sleep the whole time ;))

What is life to you: Two lives by Vikram Seth(1 we live for ourselves and 2nd for those surrounding us) or Nadanthathu Nadanthapidiye by Devan(wanted to include 1 tamil book too:))

Your fear: The Dark Crusader by Alistair McLean/The Dark Room by R.K.Narayanan(afraid of darkness :()

What is the best advice you have to give: And then there were None by Agatha Christie(simple - live life fully)

What is the best advice you have to give: All’s well that ends well by William Shakespeare

How you would like to die: Sleeping Beauty by Charles Perrault(in sleep)

Your soul’s present condition: Laughing gas by P.G.Wodehouse(having a really great day!:))

Go ahead and answer these questions!! :)

Meme's~~~~~~~~My life according to ...

Well i had mentioned in my previous post about my company's internal blog. I have been pretty active there due to which i somehow couldn't come and post here.
There were a string of meme's happening there for past 2 months..with the theme my life according to ....

I just thought i should post it here too!!

So next 3 posts are from the meme's..If any one of you feels like giving a shot at it, please do so and let me know!! :)

Enjoy :)

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Bewitched Night!!!

I tried my hand at writing a short story. In my company we hve internal blogging system and there is a short story contest - with the theme "One night story". The story should happen between 8p.m to next day 8 am. This is my first attempt at writing a story. Thought of sharing it here too :)



I lay in my couch staring at him. My whole life, I have been faithful to him. Now old and tired, my days are numbered. But he was in his own world, surrounded by books. He didn’t even bother to look at me. As I see him leaving the room, I am reminded of that night - Bewitched Night - when my life got changed! Everything that I had was never the same.


It is his 7th birthday. John. He is my best friend. We both are inseparable and need no one else to play with. The night has started off just like any other night. It’s around 8.30 p.m. We finished our ball-game and dashed into the house for celebrations and special dinner. Mother has prepared delicious items. On such special occasions, she prepares my favorites too. Father got the cake ready in dining table. Dining hall is also nicely decorated with John’s favorite things. John is very eager to cut his cake. I am excited and jumping here and there with joy.

Mother and Father had adopted me when I was small. They found me abandoned near the shore and took me with them. They have bought me up just like am their own. They gave me a special and beautifully decorated room. Their home is my only world.

We were all set to celebrate his birthday, when something on the table caught my eye. A nicely wrapped golden covered parcel. I didn’t know why, but somehow I felt uneasy after I saw it. We all assembled around the table. John cut the cake as the birthday music is playing in the background. Mother, Father and John, all three are very happy.

Father gave John the golden-wrapped parcel but told him to open it later when he is alone. Dinner is served and all of us are enjoying and having a great time as family. Mother looked at me with a bit of concern, but I pretend as if am very happy and cheerful. But deep-down am scared of the parcel kept near John. I kept an eye on the parcel as if something was going to happen because of that. After dinner we played some games, but I couldn’t concentrate.
By the time, I and John went to John’s room; it was around 11.30 p.m. Though its John’s room, but I spend all my time in his room only and not in mine. John was very keen to open the parcel. He put it on the bed and started opening it. I tried to distract him from not opening it, but he didn’t budge. I came out to the hall as I got scared and didn’t want to see what was inside it.

Suddenly I heard him scream! White light glowed from John’s room. It almost blinded me. Lightning stuck. Thunders roared. I ran here and there around the hall but everywhere it was like smoke. I couldn’t understand what was going on. I wanted to shout for John, father or mother but no voice came! I hid below the couch. I lay there for some time.

Then everything became silent! I looked around completely scared, wondering what happened to others. I was startled when I heard the church clock ring. It was midnight. Then again it became silent. Some time had passed and I decided to go to John’s room to check on him. As I tried to muster courage and try to make my way to John’s room, I heard voices. Initially I felt like it was coming from nowhere. But then realized it was coming from John’s room. I went to John’s room and peeped inside. John was lying on the bed with something in his hand. I went and jumped on the bed and sat next to him. He didn’t even notice me. He was staring at that thing in his hand. I heard voices from that thing. Light was glowing from that .I felt as if the whole world was spinning. I was subconscious and saw different kind of creatures. Humans, animals were walking, flying and I just couldn’t understand what was happening. There were small kids, beasts, giants and something like magic was happening. I didn’t know when I slept off.

I woke up with a jolt. It was early morning and sun was ready to come out. John was not on the bed.I looked around surprised as he never gets up unless i wake him!! I went looking outside and saw John sitting in garden with that thing. Early morning used to be our own time but now he was completely into that thing. He simply ignored me. One look in his eyes and I knew that we were separated. He got a new best-friend in that thing and did not need me from then on.
Mother called us for breakfast. He put that thing on his chair and ran to get ready.

I went near my new enemy, who has taken my position and looked at it.

It was a book and read “Harry Potter“. John’s new best friend and my enemy!!

I barked “woof woof” and ran inside the house.