Wednesday, June 18, 2008


Uma tagged me. I approached this post, first with apprehension and then with a growing thankfulness. I haven’t put in this much introspection about my life in recent times

6 Whatever’s about me

1.I love music of the past –50’s -70s (Hindi, English) , but an ardent admirer of A R. Rahman’s music
2.Strongly believe in God, but never am one for long drawn rituals. I also believe in Karma, what you give, definitely comes back to either bite you or do you good.
3.I love having a large group of friends. Different personalities, attitudes and thoughts are so much fun to assimilate into daily life.
4.Avid reader, but love history. Give me a book on the rise of the Roman Empire or Hitler or even History channel, and I’m content to just be in one place for ever.
5.From being short tempered and the first to jump to talk, I have become a lot calmer and a decent listener, but people still cant get me to shut up once I start talking
6.I take after my dad. We are totally laid back about work and life . But if something got to get done, you can count on us get it done on time and right (Well most of the time :) ) .

5 Things I miss in my life right now

1. I miss India, so much sometimes it hurts. I miss my parents and friends. And most of all I miss the hustle and bustle of Chennai. I also really miss hearing Tamil on a daily basis. Mylapore on a Saturday afternoon (sigh!)
2. I miss the really good Gobi Manchurian and Dal Makhani. Like the kind you get in the dhaba’s off Koramangala road, in Bangalore
3. I miss the free life of school and college . Age and responsibility seem to grow incrementally together , I wish sometimes they had a converse relationship
4. I miss office cafeterias. Ok that’s a weird one. But I work from home and its easy to be attached to your laptop all the time. In office, you always have an hour or less, to walk with your friends to the coffee room or even grab a bite to eat.
5. On the same note I miss my commute to office. I had an hour to read the paper or listen to music undisturbed on the light rail .Nowadays I log in by 8am and log off by 6pm, stuck to my laptop all the 10 hours.

10 Things I wanna achieve within a decade

1. Travel through Europe. Going back to my history roots, I would love to touch the ruins at Delphi, walk through the volcano covered statues in Pompeii , stare at Stonehenge and try to understand it
2. Learn to swim. I hyperventilate in cold water, so this one for me is the most challenging
3. Write a book. I have atleast started with my fiction blog, but I want to take my writing a few levels higher
4. Teach. My mom being a professor, this was something I wanted to be when I grew up. Writing this post I just realized, I had grown up :-D!
5. Finish one more education level. Hopefully this will help me with whole the teaching aim
6.Learn a musical instrument either guitar or piano. Though for this one I’m sure K or my mom will prefer to be in another room
7.Help set up a school for kids back home in India. I hate child labor or a child not able to exploit their full potential, because of financial situation or home conditions.
8.Set up my own garden. Right now in a apartment, I try my best, but I would love a garden like I had when I was young. Have an acre filled with vegetables and flowers (not forgetting the snails and squirrels)
9.Watch a play on Broadway
10. Become a parent , whom I hope is half as good at parenting as my or K’s parents

The Book Tag
**Pick up the nearest book.Open to page 123.Find the fifth sentence.Post the next three sentences.

Considering I haven’t been to the library for sometime, I picked up one of my favorites!

“Ma, can you stop boring my friend,” Alok said
“No,its fine,” I said reaching for more daal.
Actually the life Alok’s mother led at home intrigued me

- Five point someone, Chetan Bhagat

Tag Five people - Keshi - Barath - Ani - Ani Dundee Castlegard

And I’m tagging anyone else reading this post, I’ve learnt from this experience that sometime what’s in your head seems a lot clearer when you type it out

For the joke of the day

The Preacher Golf

There was this preacher who was an avid golfer. Every chance he got, he could be found on the golf course swinging away. It was an obsession. One Sunday was a picture-perfect day for golfing. The sun was out, no clouds in the sky, and the temperature was just right. The preacher was in a quandary as to what to do. The urge to play golf overcame him. He called an assistant and told him that he was sick and could not attend church. Then he packed up the car, and drove three hours to a golf course where no one would recognize him.

Happily, he began to play the course.
An angel up above was watching the preacher and was quite perturbed. He went to God and said, "Look at the preacher. He should be punished for what he's doing." God nodded in agreement.
The preacher teed up on the first hole. He swung, and the ball sailed effortlessly through the air and landed right in the cup three hundred and fifty yards away. A perfect hole-in-one. The preacher was amazed and excited. The angel was a little shocked. He turned to God and said, "Begging Your pardon, but I thought you were going to punish him."
God smiled. "Think about it -- who can he tell?"

Keep Smilin ppl

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Blogger Keshi said...

Me too..I love MUSIC and I cant live w.o. it. Also, I like old songs (Hindi, Sinhalese and English). :)

Just like u, I miss Sri Lanka. :( There's no place like home...

ty for tagging me. When I do it, I'll let u know ok. HUGZ Anu!


5:59 PM  
Blogger uma kumar said...

good u took the tag.
.like u said it helps in self introspection...and when u tell few people (here bloggers)
u want to be right about urself(kind of self confession)...otherwise we dont stop and take self appraisal of our aspirations,limitations...etc.

i share your views on history,visiting europe..,wide circle of friends.(missed tamil much when i was in delhi)

10:29 PM  
Blogger ani said...

you dont do things easy.. this is like a very big introspection.. off my life :( ... hehe gosshhh have to think soo much now.. lol.. oh well shall start.. hehe

its a good thing.. shall know wht my aspirations are..

like uma said.. the self confession point..

thanks for the tagg

3:11 AM  
Blogger Anu said...

@Keshi :I got the music vibe from your recent concert post !Looking forward to your post

@Uma:I have to say thanks again for the tag

@Ani..I really enjoyed the tag, so hope you do too

2:58 PM  
Blogger Keshi said...

:) Im a Music maniac. Music is my Oxygen and I hv no language barrier when it comes to enjoying music.


10:27 PM  
Blogger Vignesh said...

First time here...

great aspirations you have with history.. i remember loving the subject @ school, but as life passes on it is no where on the list, But learning history was a soulful experience...Wish you go miles on that front..

1:12 PM  
Blogger CM-Chap said...

Hey good one.. really gave an insight about you...

History stuff - Cheers
Miss Mylapore - High five.. I miss Mandaveli

Ho lucky ur..wrkg frm home. But yeah I knw it takes away all fun

Five point some1 - My fav too. Did u read his latest? 3 Mistakes of my life...

9:29 AM  
Blogger My Musings said...

Yup me a great lover of music..! good one Anu, me too, miss Tamil and coimbatore life greatly now...
Well life is all about moving on. so! fine with that. done with the tag, will post it soon..

2:46 AM  
Blogger Vishnupriya Janardhanan said...

I love old songs as well. . There is something about old songs and history, guess its the intrigue of another era :D. .The joke was great :D

3:39 AM  
Blogger Anu said...

@Vignesh :Thanks ,Im hoping to

@CM : Welcome Neighbour! :)Mandaveli and mylapore are not that different

@Barath :Waiting for the tag post!

@Vishnupriya: Oldies are definately goldies

2:07 PM  

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