Friday, May 15, 2009

a dog's life..

A ‘dog’s life’ literally means a miserable life .Miserable you say? I have a dog at home but its life is certainly not miserable, rather far from it! Mini has a fabulous life, to the extent that sometimes I even get jealous of her! I tried to do a comparison (Yeah,so I don’t have anything better to do! Like you do? You are reading this!!)

Mini gets up at her will. No one bothers her even if it’s a weekday! And I am to get up before 9 even on Sundays!!

She doesn’t have to freshen up, get ready, grab a hasty breakfast and rush to college everyday! She doesn’t read, write or study! She doesn’t have to tolerate the boring lectures, do assignments or give exams!!!

She wakes up at her will, roams around the house, you know like checking if everything’s the same way she left it last night! And after the yawning, stretching and checking things, she’s taken for a walk. There too she leads the way! She knows were she wants to go and would not listen to anyone else! I am sure she enjoys these walks with her master. I have even noticed her secretly smirk at the street dogs! And why should she not. She’s pretty, eats good food and leads a good life! She obviously would be the point of envy for every dog!

After the pompous walk she’s left to her own self. She can walk around the house, play with the garden insects or just laze around the house doing nothing! No one’s to stop her from doing anything or dictating things that she ought to do. And being a Pomeranian she doesn’t even have to really protect the house or bark at strangers! Her only job is providing company to the housemates and looking pretty! And even that job’s taken care of by others. She’s bathes only once or twice a week. Her owners are to tidy her up, brush her hair and make sure she looks like a doll. See, she doesn’t have to worry even about that!

When I come home in the evening, weary and tired after college, it’s a treat to find her jumping around expressing her joy on seeing me! It’s really great to see someone so overjoyed at the sight of you! She follows me up to the dining table where I sit down for a snack and makes sure that she gets a few tit bits!

If she’s lucky to get a big share, instead of being greedy and eating it all up she would run out and dig up a hole in the garden to hide her treasure! Talk of investments! Though I donno if she goes and gets it later, never seen her doing that!

She doesn’t have to tolerate people she doesn’t like. She can just bark them off! And I tell you she, has a high sense of fashion! She only barks at people who, according to her, are not well dressed! She wouldn’t bark at well dressed strangers! Must have been a clothes stylist in her previous life!

She can spend the whole day, the whole week and year lousing around the house doing nothing and no one complains! And one day –just one day- I spend doing the same and I am deemed lazy and am given hundreds of advices as to how I should put my time to better use! I say- can’t u see the other female in the house doing the same. Why don’t you tell her!

By the time its night I get all tired and even after a hard day I have to stay up late completing some stupid assignments or lab records! And Mini?? Well after a wonderful day spent doing nothing she can doze of to sleep as early as she likes, after having had her dinner of course! She gets very irritated if you serve her dinner late! She’s very particular about food and won’t tolerate incompetence!

And when she sits like a queen on the boundary wall surveying her kingdom, I am sure she enjoys those glances of admiration from not only other dogs but even humans! She’s the prettiest thing on earth and no one can resist touching that cute little fur ball! She’s loved by anyone and everyone she meets! She can strike up friendship with the dullest of people! But friendliness isn’t the only emotion she knows! She can get angry at times and even gloomy when her owners aren’t around. I think that’s really sweet of her to miss them!

So now you see why I envy her! But whatever it is, I love her company! I love it when she pats on my feel to grab my attention, to tell me to play with her or when she cozily sits upon my feet. She knows how to cheer me up when I am down and ease my tensions.

I tell you, she a sweetheart and I love the way she gives a new meaning to her ‘dog’s life’!

Signing off with a related/unrelated slideshow(do watch it till the last slide):

Saturday, May 9, 2009

kya baat hai!!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

sms(silly mesaage service)

Have you seen those Virgin Mobile ads where the girls are sms’n each other totally meaningless things! Seems the trend has caught on!! Yeah, the other day my friend was at this wedding reception which was boring as hell. This is what followed:

(I am typing it in sms lingo so as not t spoil the ‘essence’ of the conversation, just in case it has one! )

My frnd: Hey wassup?Im in dis intensely boring marriage reception…pls reply :-(

Me: did u end up thr?! nywaz m jst watchn this serial called Dill Mil Gaye and I don’t have any idea why I’m doin so!its been telecastn the same ol dumb romantic scenes since ages!

My frnd: Yeah,and they say docs don’t have a life! mom promised I wud get a new dress from these so called relatives! u know else I wudnt hav moved an inch!

Me: u bet!nywaz hp d dres is worth d torture!!;-)

My frnd: naah!thats the worst part!i was cheated into attending this reception.i aint getting no dres!i hate dese ppl!i wish I was dead!

Me: poor soul!wel atleast content urslf with the delicious food.

After a while….

My frnd: Help!am almost dead due to!b4 I die ..just tel abhi I luv him,ok?:-)

[Now a lil note about Abhi.. (name changed, OR may be not!;-) ) He’s our classmate and is that typical geeky guy who wont speak to girls! He’s at least 3 feet shorter than this friend of mine and she falling for him would be the joke of the millennium!

Anyways continuing with the insightful conversation..]

Me: r u sure u wanna convey dis mgs onli 2 him?wat abt the hords f othr guyz u r in luv with?

My frnd: naah,in dis life he’s my one hero!

Me: Gawd! U giv new meaning to d term hero!

My frnd: dnt ,mock my lv,its true n pure as the chemicals in our chemistry lab!

Me: yeah rite!btw rnt thr ny guys worth lukn at?!its a reception aftral!

My frnd: in fact der is 1..m not lying..hes in d navy..quite d tall,dark n handsome types..hes lukn as bored as me

Me: ah!thr u r!thn wats stopn u gal?is it ur conscience telln u to b faithful to dear abhi?oops!4got,u dnt hav one!;) dunt wory I wnt let him knw!u can go ahead!;) or atleast patao him for me!:-)

My frnd: don’t thnk hes interested in me yaar..must have got a girl smwhr.

Me: wonder.. as thy say all gud thngs in life r eithr illegal or taken!:-(

My frnd: hehe..Hey, m finaly getn outta dis place!yippie!ciya 2mrw…


Another example of her shrewd sms’s:

“Hey put 9x fast! awesum muvi!” and I excitedly hop, skip and jump to grab the TV remote only to find movies like Censor, Mr. Prime Minister, Love at times square playing; you know those gems Mr.Dev Anand produced, directed, wrote and enacted in, in the latter part of his career! Having to watch even a few scenes from such movies is 3rd degree torture!

I tell you, she hates me!! :-P

Monday, May 4, 2009

can it get worse?

I had to write this post! The recent happenings DEMANDED a post on themselves. The first thing everyone needs to know is that I am an engineering student and am registered under this *uckd up university, which I do not want to name. But mind you, it’s no ordinary little-known unacknowledged university I’m talking about! It’s a large university with some 70 odd colleges under it! (And I’m only talking about engineering colleges! Haven’t even included the non-technical one’s!) These 70 odd colleges with 3000 odd students each, adds up to a BIG number! One would generally expect a university of such large magnitude and power to make level-headed and sound decisions, but our university has taken upon itself to ensure that they defy all our expectations and come up with the most absurd and irrational rules and notices ever!

But all this is old news, what actually made me write this post is yet to come! We had our exams scheduled to be held on 28th of April. But then there was this strike going on for some while now by the students for the removal of some particular rule (which btw, on the behalf of the students, was quite ridiculous in itself!). As the exams drew closer the protests just grew in strength. I do not know what exactly happened - either the strike had gone out of control or the university people just went mad - whatever it was, our exams had to be rescheduled. At 2o’clock in the afternoon the notice was issued saying that the exam which was to be held the very next day had been cancelled! Two days of studying a subject like optimizing engineering went to the dumps! Arghhgh!

Now the exams were to start from 2nd on May but the ending dates hadn’t been shifted which implied that all the gaps between exams were reduced. This resulted in continuous back to back papers for a few streams. This obviously spelt doom and the students got even more agitated. The strikes continued and exam dates were reshuffled AGAIN to make sure there were no back to back papers.

The students having understood by now that the university is finally succumbing to their demands obviously thought this was the right time to make sure all their other demands were met too. They continued their strikes to make sure the rules were changed. There was a huge gathering in front of the university main building on 1st of May. The student threatened that they would not let the university conduct the exams until their demands were fulfilled. Chaos, confusion and lots of drama followed. The whole day was marked with numerous phone calls between the students to make sure if we actually had the exams the next day or not. Imagine, we were sitting at home studying for an exam which we weren’t even sure would happen! You can imagine the amount of zeal with which we were continuing our studies! By evening the rumors grew very strong and seeing the student unions determination, all of us had almost given up studying for the next day’s paper as we were pretty sure that the exams will be postponed.

But we were wrong!

The university makes sure that our lives do not turn out the way we expect it to, not even 1percent! So what it does is , it comes out with a notice that the exams will be held as per schedules and that there wont be any delays! God!, now just consider the plight of the students, we had almost made up our minds that at least the next day’s exam would not be there. I admit it wasn’t the best of decisions to leave studying based on the possibility of a successful strike, but well what else do u expect from engineering students! We just love to study last minute and take it up as a challenge! J Now frantically everyone got back to their books and started studying. But the students who were on strike did not give up and continued with their no-cooperation movement. I do not know the exact minute to minute details but something happened between the last notice and midnight and there was the grandest surprise of the day or should I say the ‘next’ day. A notice was issued at 11.55 exact which carried the following information:

“It is hereby notified that All Examinations of the Even Semester, starting from May 02, 2009 are postponed until further notice”

I can’t put into words the exact feeling which we students went through after we read that notice. We were happy, sad, angry, and mad all at the same time! As we weren’t really prepared for the next day’s examination we were happy that at least that got postponed. But this indefinite postponement wasn’t something which we looked forward to. Of course the people who were at strike were happy that their day’s labor had finally paid off and the university will listen to their demands. But the problem for us now is that we do not know whether to sit and study for the upcoming exams or start partying thinking that the exams would not be held for a long time to come! But whatever the case, we will be having an exceptionally short vacation!:( now that’s bad. All vacation plans will take a hit. We want the exams to begin and want to get over with it as soon as possible! Now everyone is in a state of confusion not knowing what to do next. The hostel-ites are in dilemma whether they should return home or stay back and expect the exams to resume soon. Things look very uncertain at present and we have no idea what’s going to happen next. Exam dates could be announced any day any time-see we like surprices not shocks! Why doesnt our university get that?

At the moment we have let our books rest while we are just enjoying our unexpected vacation and behaving as if the exams are never going to happen at all. It’s the after effects of such shocks, you can’t really blame us! These days I just sit back and think-can it get worse? If my university is the one answering, ahem well, spare me the answer!