Friday, July 17, 2009

Samaritan or Stalker !!!

I have seen several people suffering from this enigma; I feel it is an emotion which no person can understand. I am not very sure this post has a direction but it definitely has a purpose, I understand that people often try to connect with the one they care about. But the sheer inability of those who are cared about to understand this situation is mind baffling.

There are several ways to identify personalities like these, for example they may not be the most charismatic personality around but they do have a presence, they often try to make conversations with you and if you give them a hint of your friendship they try to rip out all the classic details out of you. Now you might say these are the characteristics of a stalker, who is obsessed with the person he/she stalks.

But I say maybe we should try and understand the thin line a person straddles upon when he is obsessed about somebody and when he is caring about somebody. I am not saying he might be the nicest person around but maybe we could understand his whole bag of emotions if we just gave him one chance to connect with us, he might appear irritating at first but then when you start understanding him you see that whenever you are falling of the cliff there is always a hand to bring you up.

What more can we ask for? All our life we search for somebody we can rely on, somebody we know who will stand behind us even when the winds of time are blowing against us. But we often look at the wrong place.

This maybe the dilemma of the person who is being cared about but what about the one, the one who cares, I feel they are the one who face greater misery. they care, they help and yet they often find themselves as second fiddle in all situations, it is often said when you care about somebody, you should not expect anything in return, but the human mind is inclined to think the other way. Even the wisest may feel that they deserve a minimal friendship in return of their feelings. I think this maybe the only negative shade in their character, though I think it maybe the most pivotal point of their character.

You know even after writing this I can see as a neutral judge more negative shades then positive in their characters, but I think it is the positive side which remains unexplored, so friends look around your best mate or companion might be standing round the corner!!!!!

Friday, July 10, 2009

taggy taggy tag part-2 !!!

Well lots of tag writing for now because the ideas of a new post are still swirling inside my head, so thanks Sheba for tagging me for the 15 books tag. I love books so it would be lovely to share some of the books I have read, here is the list which captivated my mind:-

1. Harry potter series by J.K.Rowling

At one point of time I thought it was my teenage fantasy which made me like Harry Potter, but no I think I fell for the lucid writing of J.K.Rowling which created Hogwarts castle and mounds of adventures in my mind, she will remain my favourite author because she pushed my imagination and made me a novel-addict.

2. The day after tomorrow by Allan Folsom

This sci-thriller has got such twists and turns that you won’t be able to let go of it. The author has brilliantly mingled some historical notions with modern science; I think it’s an interesting piece of work.

3. Lord of the rings by J.R.R.Tolkien

This saga written by Tolkien is the most interesting piece of fiction I have read, the man is a genius, created a whole new world, created a new language, he has intertwined fables with nature, when you read his book the next time you travel through a mountain or a forest you might feel a tinge of mystery around you. Lord of the rings is different; it’s a class apart, though fiction, the standards set by it are very high. A must read

4. Angels and demons by Dan Brown

I had the luck of reading this prequel of Da Vinci code before the sequel, if you love history, you will be amazed by the large dollops of historical information given in it. Dan Brown provokes you to question your beliefs. He has shaken the core of Christendom with this novel...

5. Artemis fowl by Eoin Colfer

Well we grow up listening to fairy tales from our parents. Just add some guns and high grade technology to the fairies and human beings. That in a way is Artemis Fowl for you, the sheer brilliance of the human brain and the high-end sci-fiction stuff are too potent a mixture and have been brilliantly shown by Eoin Colfer.

6. The complete adventures of Feluda by Satyajit Ray

Perhaps desi-Sherlock Holmes that's the perfect word to describe Feluda, while reading you might find sharp coincidences with Sherlock Holmes, but the desi flavour added by Satyajit Ray changes the scenario. It’s a delightful book and because I am a Bengali I know this Feluda is a household name in west Bengal. Good book :)

7. The Enchantress of Florence by Salman Rushdie

Well Mr. Rushdie writes a total different genre of fiction, this book takes us back into the royal household of Mughal Sultanate. I think the royal splendour of the Mughal court has been shown brilliantly. The book is a love story spread through seven lands and seas, and i am sure anyone who reads it will be captivated by it.

8. Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai

This booker price winning novel will enthral you with its beautiful captivating narration. Set in the planes of the Himalayas, the harsh realities of communist Nepal and the mind of a teenage girl comes into conflict with each other. It may be fiction but it contains a few realities.

9. Five point someone by Chetan Bhagat

The most fun-filled and humorous novel I have ever read. The book used to leave me in splits sometimes. Chetan Bhagat’s description of the neo-Indian is apt. I often read it whenever I think I need a dose of feel good factor.

10. The Last Mughal by William Darymple (non-fiction)

The revolt of 1857 and the Mughal sultanate, I think these two words are the most I can think of. The emotions William has put in this book are wonderful. I felt proud to be an Indian once more because of the history I am associated to!!!

11. The Godfather by Mario puzo

3 Hollywood movies have been devoted to this book and they all became cult classics. Needless to say mafia was immortalised by Mario puzo on the Godfather.

12. The famous five and the secret seven by Enid Blyton

This lady deserves some credit; she is a darling in the hearts of all the readers. Everybody has read these books sometime or the other so I don’t need to say how good
they are.

13. The midnight’s children by Salman Rushdie

The book brings out the true voice of India. I think this book shows salman at his best. Though am still reading it, its fast climbing the stairs of my favourite book.

14. The god of small things by Arundhati Roy

Arundhati Roy gives us a literary masterpiece. I have read many novels, but this book took a lot time to understand, I had to re-read it twice before I could rip open the Pandora’s Box of emotion she has put in it. It’s simply beautiful...

15. Hardy Boys by Franklin. W. Dixon

The hardy boys were the first novels I read. The sheer masculinity of the books was a thing I enjoyed, because at 13 or 14 every boy would like to become a macho man!!!

This finishes my list of 15 and I think I really enjoyed digging into the past and write about these novels...........they are masterpieces for me because like I said before they have helped me enjoy the world of imagination.........

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

taggy taggy tag!!!

Q: When you looked at yourself in the mirror today, what was the first thing you thought?
A: I need a shave; the beard makes me look crooked!!!!

Q: How much cash do you have in your wallet right now?
A: Rs. 500-600

Q: What’s a word that rhymes with DOOR?
A: Bore

Q: What is your favourite ring tone on your phone?
A: Nokia- connecting people :)

Q: Who is the 4th person on your missed call list on your cell phone?
A: well have no 4th only one!!!

Q: What are you wearing right now?
A: jersey and Capri

Q: Do you label yourself?
A: depends on my mood.......

Q: Name the brand of the shoes you currently own?
A: Nike

Q: Bright or Dark Room?
A: well depends on what am doing.....

Q: What do you think about the person who took this survey before you?
A: the most wela (useless) person, who has so much time to think of all this??

Q: What does your watch look like?
A: well it has got a large dial and silver metallic straps, its one of those man watches!!!

Q: What were you doing at midnight last night?
A: reading blogs, chatting with friends!!

Q: What did your last text message you received on your cell say?
A: deleted the whole bunch of messages right now

Q: What’s a word that you say a lot?
A: holy crap!!

Q: Who told you he/she loved you last? (Please exclude spouse, family, and children)
A: well it never will be HE, and as for she, god has told me “keep waiting dude!!!”

Q: Last furry thing you touched?
A: no, no, no and no, no furry things for me

Q: Favourite age you have been so far?
A: 15-17

Q: What was the last thing you said to someone?
A: was up dude??

Q: The last song you listened to?
A: diary of Jane from Breaking Benjamin

Q: Where did you live in 1987?
A: well I was gossiping with god in heaven!!!

Q: Are you jealous of anyone?
A: toddlers, they have all the time in the

Q: Is anyone jealous of you?
A: Nah.....

Q: Name three things that you have on you at all times?
A: clothes, mobile and umbrella (it rains a lot in manipal)

Q: What’s your favourite town/city?
A: Ahmedabad

Q: When was the last time you wrote a letter to someone on paper and mailed it?
A: well 4 years back things weren’t exactly well between me and my best friend, so thought letter would do the job...

Q: Can you change the oil on a car?
A: well after engineering I will be able too......

Q: Your first love/big crush: what is the last thing you heard about him/her?
A: well I threw her out of my life, to ignore the pain...

Q: Does anything hurt on your body right now?
A: my neck

Q: What is your current desktop picture?
A: band insignia of breaking Benjamin...

Q: Have you been burnt by love?
A: well yes and no shall do justice to this question!!!!

Here you go Shankar that should pretty much do the job......