Through the eyes of the blind…  

Posted by Divya A L

Imagine how you would react if you were to wake up and find yourself seeing void?

Today, as part of our team quarterly, we visited a very special place - "The National Association for Blind" put up on the old airport road. A school for blind it is, which accommodates around 80-90 blind people of different age groups - from 5yr old to 70 yr old. It was the most special day I had ever had in my entire life for two reasons. One, because, it was totally a different world out there and 2nd - there was a lot to learn!

Initially I was under the assumption that this visit was more or less going to be the same as that of visiting an orphanage or teaching at govt schools. But I was totally wrong. This time, there was a lot to take than give. It is an amazing feeling which you will enjoy only if you experienced it.

To start with, the head of the school briefed us about the various trainings they conduct for the blind. They were divided into 4 major categories -

Category 1: For all the new-comers to the school

This is a 45 day course meant to teach the blind to be independent, in terms of how to commute, where to find what and things like that. The instructor for this class was very proud and confident for making his pupil capable of managing themselves on their own. Being a Math grad, he preferred teaching the blind instead of teaching math to normal people. He seemed very happy and satisfied with the profession he had chosen even if it meant way too lesser salary than what he'd have got, had he chosen the "typical” career ladder. I wasn't surprised because while I was there, I too felt the same... Nothing would leave you as satisfied as helping someone who had no clue how the world around him looked like!

Category 2: For aged people from rural areas

This was aimed at blinds from rural areas for enabling them to be self employed. The pupil are initially trained in - sewing, carpets/mats making, bamboo/plastic knitting (that you often see as chair rests) etc. The idea is to train them in making these and refer them to government agencies(we were told that the govt has a regulation that such jobs be given to the blind). The school also helps them in setting up private businesses at their hometowns for making them self employed and earn a living.

Category 3: A class for guys for machinery work

All the mechanical stuff like welding, fitting, working with lathe machines etc.( I remembered my 2nd sem engineering! Ufff, what hell was that! Esp. in my final exam when I was asked to do some welding stuff and I ended up with a big lump of molten metal on a metal sheet due to poor visibility through the eye-shield :( I was asked to re-do the whole exercise :'( )The blinds were geniuses I must say... It was an amazing accuracy with which they got the metal cutting done and with such a shiny polished finishing! I was dumbstruck. It sounded like "mission impossible" (whatever version you may want to give it)!!

Category 4: Computer literacy

The school was equipped with a computer lab, and they used the "JAWS" software (an audio-visual software which reads out all that appears on the screen) for the blind. They all showed us how they checked their gmails and my God, how quick they were! Simply amazing!

Apart from these, as a regular course, the students are also taught to write and read using Brailles. The tutor for Brailles is a v old chap, Mr Hari Prasad(who is also blind) with an experience of 27 yrs teaching the other blind the usage of Brailles. Hats off to his hard work and commitment. I'm so wrong to have been sympathetic and self-pitying myself for having to commute the farthest to office. But this chap commutes from Rajajingar to the old airport road daily in BMTC (needs to change 2 buses to get to the school from his home). A big bow to him! While his kind words to his pupil and individual attention to each of them talks about his dedication, his effort for saving my mobile number in his' (its a series of steps again with some sort of audio visual software, took about 10 min to save 1 number)talks about his patience and tolerance.

This introduction of the various activities for the blind was followed by a cake cutting ceremony for both the blinds and the Intel employees who had their birthdays in the month of December. And I was lucky :) One of the best celebrations of my birthday, which came in as a surprise! :) We played a lot of games together - a cricket game using dice, pass the ball, a kind of musical chair (They called it Raja, Rani, Kalla, Police). This was followed by lunch and some of the Intelites took pleasure of serving the blind.

Post lunch was the cultural activities session. Being a movie maniac, the first thing I thought about what I enjoyed and they did not was – watching movies! I was mistaken again. They had a fairly good knowledge in movies as well. :)(I had a sense of relief else I’d have felt bad that they knew nothing about movies :( )They all put up a grand show and exhibited their talents in singing, mimicry, narrating jokes etc... They were fantastic. By then I had familiarized with some of the gals and they spoke so dear and affectionately that I too started to call a gal by Vijaylakshmi as Viju ;) ;D She was very fond of singing songs on a mic. And when she did (2 songs - folklore), I could see the joy radiating on her face! :)

Later on, our director, Mr. Bhartendu Sinha, distributed momentos (sweaters and FM radio) followed by a prize distribution ceremony for those talents. Followed by that was a chat making activity - we had bhel puri, pani puris for the menu. Finally closed the day with tea and back to office. A day couldn't have gotten any better than this! What a lovely day it was!

Some of the take aways from this experience:

1. The blind are the stronger lots who have learnt to live their fate without any regrets. Believe me, they don't like to be pitied. They are as much independent and normal as we are.

2. I've always doubted the presence of God, but now I feel His presence in them. When I initially met them, I felt a pang of pity, later on, I could barely distinguish them from the rest of us. They mingled with so much ease like one amongst us. It could be a result of a lot of hard work from their side, but that doesn't just seem enough unless they are specially blessed to face such hardships. We were told never to express our sympathy to them (at least in front of them.) Emotional strength is what drives them most times. They like to be one amongst us.

3. the most basic thing I got to learn – “Life can be worse, it’s up to you how to make it better!”

4. They are definitely quicker, smarter and better than any of us....

Anything you want to do to help them?

Yes, you can, without spending even a single penny, and in many ways. All they care for is a little time and affection.

1. Learn the language of Brailles - this may help you help someone be a literate.

2. Just try spending some time with them. Celebrate some of your special occasions with them. Believe me, it really makes their day, but more, yours.

3. Take your kids for a visit to such places. If not anything, they'll learn to be compassionate.

4. Lend them your old dresses (they make the yarn out of it or use it for carpets or if in good condition they will be happy to wear them)

5. Read out books for them and record it. I’m sure all of you own a cell phone that has a recording facility. Many softwares are available too for this purpose. It could be story books/novels (The brailles version is very limited)

"There is no lovelier way to thank God for your sight than by giving a helping hand to someone in the dark...." - Helen Keller

I really thank Intel for giving its employees this wonderful opportunity for providing a great deal of avenues for such social cause. Love you more now, Intel. I really want to retire here! :)

Be blessed!  

Posted by Divya A L

You know, I hated him.... Inspite of cooking up all stories for a 5-min delay in the morning to catch my shuttle to office, the driver doesn't give a damn and leaves early... (6:30 on bang! ) Yes, I have told him that I will have to cook in the morning, wait for the milkman and that he gets late sometimes, or the most popular reason of the power cut! When he ignores my "genuine reasons" how can I confess the fact about that 5 min extra sleep in the morning, which works wonders??

Last wednesday was one such day when my hatred had piled up to max. Inspite of being at my stop at 6:32am, the bus had left! :( Fortunately, as if BMTC had started a backup service for office commuters missing cabs/buses, I got a direct bus to my office that turns up occassionally otherwise! YES, this is the proper example of "getting lucky"! I boarded the bus and turned on my Lappy to watch the 5th episode of "My Gal" series occupying the last seat. It was the 2nd half of the 7th episode (one hour an episode) and the battery went down... When I looked out, I saw the bangalore central in the Belandur junction and the bus had come to a halt due to traffic on the congested road. 2 more stops to go, to reach office, but seemed like eternity to get there. I was casually looking at the mall watching out for sale/discounts if any... As my eyes averted here and there around the mall, something caught my attention and I had to look twice... No, it wasn't a "sale" this time...

I noticed a middle aged person (may be in late 40s or early 50s) pushing a pink colored scooty pep. Neatly dressed he was, but there was something strange. He seemed v tired and breathed heavily and was sweating unusually too much... He was hard at work but he stopped every now and then trying to gather energy to move the vehicle any further... The bus I was in, geared back to life and started to move. While I watched the old man, he suddenly held is left hand towards his chest and my heart skipped a beat... My sudden instinct was to get down from the bus and ask if anything was wrong... By the time I could make way through the crowd in the bus and request the driver to stop, I landed in a proper bus stop (in front of Eco space). I started to walk back towards the mall and so many "what if"s started to pop on my mind.... I could see him there at a distance still struggling. The most astonishing thing about this episode was, a guy on the bike hit the scooty from behind and simply drove away!!! The elderly man fell and I stood stunned. I had a gutt feeling he had a cardiac arrest! And there came a rescuer(s). A guy(looked like a college going guy who had bunked classes for a morning show) walked out from outside the mall and carried the old man in his arms and walked towards a trendy sporty car. The old man was moved into the car and the second guy managed to stick a big "+", written on a paper and colored it red on the bonnet... Then he honked continuously and drove away... Believe me, the vehicles gave away like it does for an ambulance. It all happened too quick and realized "people who appear to have 'nothing' to do, actually do some critical tasks when in utmost need. That was a perfect timing!!". I was too impressed at that quick action and stood stunned for sometime there. I hope the old man is doing good now! Be blessed guys!

Love you Dad!  

Posted by Divya A L

Watched the Tamil movie - Vaaranam Ayiram last week. Loved Surya in the father's role which reminded me of my own dad!! :) Thank you soooo much Dad for being there for me always! Lovvvee you lottsssss!!!!

A magic shoe cabinet  

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It was quite some time since I had properly looked into my shoe cabinet... May be I never bothered because I hardly cleaned it or I wasn't really particular about the sandals I wore each day. However today, all of a sudden, I remembered one particular pair of sandals I had bought after hunting down for almost an entire day on the commercial street! I opened the cabinet and started to pull out all the sandals in it trying to find them. Like magic, so many of them kept coming out and I was awed at each of those trying to remember when, why and where I had bought them! All in all I found ..... I found..... around..... 30 pairs of them!!!

I felt I had a gifted magic shoe cabinet!! It was such a nice, wonderful and a winner in a treasure hunt feeling, wow!!! It seems like I wouldn't need another "new" pair for years to come... (May be except for a red one that looked a little worn out....)

PS: Amma helidru - naanu matthe hosa chapli tagond bandre manege, adralle hoditini antha :(((

3rd blogging anniversary!  

Posted by Divya A L

Time speeds by

Three years passed, oh my!!
With you, I laugh, I cry
Never wanna bid you good bye!

Ok, I am still not bored with blogging! And thanks to Dilip yet again!

A beautiful heart!  

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The eyes' sparkling light

So jubilant and bright
Beckoned her with delight
That sight, gobbled all her fright

The innocent jumped with joy
Knew not, was the beholder's best toy
It was the colorful life of a playboy
Knew not,she'd be trounced to cry

Far off, a heart distinctly listened to her plea
The heart which was stabbed to be mortally free
But all the love cuddled in its pleasant reveries
Wished well for her, chose God as a referee

It pleaded the Almighty to check on her
It desperately wanted to be there for her
Its entry, she might not endorse
Killed the will with all the force!

The caring arms that were chucked behind
Craved and longed to hold up its betrayed dear
Oh love, you are so kind, or should I say blind?
Undoubtedly, the pure and a rare one to find!


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I feel its wrong to write bad about others! After all nobody's perfect! Sorry if I've hurt anyone knowingly or unknowingly!

Book Review: Revolution 2020 - Chetan Bhagat  

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After all the hype about this book (supposed to have sold a 5 million copies - pre-booking, including mine ;) ), it wasn't disappointing, at the same time did not probably live upto the title or expectations!

Whats good?
The story is good... The story of Gopal, a 26-year old, the youngest Director of an engineering college who'd have stopped studies at 12th after two failed attempts at getting a decent score for admissions into IITs or NITs. His father, poor and ill, wants to see his son become an engineer and pours in all the money he has(and also borrows from a politician at a high rate of interest) for that purpose. Gopal, bitten by the love bug, apparently loses control over his life when he learns that Aarti, his childhood crush, had chosen his friend Raghav over him. Like all bad things happen at the same time, he ends up in a bad company where he gets addicted to alcohol and smoking habits and wastes all his time and money over it. His lack of concentration on his studies turns him into a "failure". His father passes away on knowing his son couldn't make it to the top colleges, leaving Gopal
1. a piece of land he had fought keeping for several years (a kind of sentiment farmers generally have) and
2. responsibility of clearing a huge amount of loan from a MLA, which his father would've borrowed to get Gopal trained to crack JEE/AIEEE

When the MLA learns about the land Gopal possesses, he has an idea of turning it into an engineering college. He also succeeds to do so, following all illegal means to get the required grants and permissions from several concerned authorities and makes Gopal the director of the college.

Raghav on the other hand, manages to clear JEE with flying colors but gets admitted to a local college and his primary interest and passion is journalism. He starts off writing for college magazine and eventually ends up in a job of an editor in a local popular newspaper. As part of his job, he tries to uncover the MLA's involvement in various scams (would have interviewed Gopal too, who had by then, become a pretty pal of the MLA) and makes a great story that sells like hot chocolate. The MLA is enraged and uses his powers to take away Raghav's job. For Gopal it seems Raghav is setting up his beloved MLA due to a personal grudge on him and Jealousy (that Gopal, inspite of being a college drop out is now ten fold richer than Raghav, who was supposed to be earning good having cracked JEE) and takes things personally. On losing his job, Raghav starts off his own newsletter called "Revolution 2020" that exposes the MLA's frauds and scams that finally lands him up in the jail.

While Raghav is busy with his new project, Aarti feels abandoned and ignored and she begins to feel Gopal would have been a right choice for her and they get together. Gopal, after winning over his childhood crush feels the greatest sense of achievement ever and waits to crack the news to Raghav. When he visits Raghav's office to do so, what he notices there, changes his premonitions about Raghav completely. Though initially, Gopal is portrayed to be a little low rated, towards the end, his gentleness unfolds and the story takes a new turn...

Whats lacking?
Chetan's usual dry sarcasm and sense of humour is poor when compared to his other stories.

Though it doesn't live so much upto the title, it unveils Indian annoying politics and kind of reflects the recent attempts by the activists in our country to eradicate corruption and the author sees that such an effort would pay off sooner or later, a positive approach for the betterment of this country. Bollywood directors could be interested! :)

8/10 for this one!

Book Review: Remember Me? - Sophie Kinsella  

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The first not-so-good and boring book of Sophie. Very average and not as humorous as her other books.

The lead character is Liza, who'd have lost memory of her past 3 years after an accident and how she tries to "re-learn" those 3 years of life again. Those three years of life would've transformed her into a new and very different person unknown to herself. If some of the life's memorable moments' - marriage, achieving a position of a top boss in a certain dept and other cherishable moments were part of those 3 years which she doesn't remember a thing about, she had, at the same time, grown into being tough, and a boss-from-hell kind, because of which her friends would've broken ties with her. . . Eventually, she discovers that she isn't really the character she had been in the past three years and tries to set things right.

5/10 for this one.

This being the last of Sophie's stand-alone novels, I rank them in the following order:

1. Twenties Girl (Read twice already! )
2. Can you keep a secret?
3. The undomestic Goddess
4. Remember Me?

Cleansing of guilt!  

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I did something wrong... yes it was a mistake.. I'm such a lame girl... I mean, not that I had any idea that a post of mine would offend someone because that someone was one of the characters, (may be a main character) in my 'little' "fictitious story", well, not totally fictitious, but not totally a scene to scene match either! hmmmm... may be I can say a tiny bit of facts picked up from here and there to fill in the story to add a light humor to it... Of course some found it far too humorous than it really was, but isn't it all about the perspectives? Well, my "intention" was not definitely to put down or offend that person for sure....

Anyway let me stop defending myself... What I did was wrong and thats it. Had that person been a close friend or even a friend of mine, not that he/she is not, but sometimes friends also do show off temper, like when they are pissed off at work etc... their perspectives will change. May be this is such a case, or may be not...

Ok, it was wrong of me to have written about someone and made an offending story out of it. (I wouldn't have written it, had I really known that first of all, that person had been following my blog and secondly took an offense about it) For someone who is kind and helpful, I don't think what I did was right! Very very sorry about it, if you are reading this one too! I swear, it wasn't intentional... I just get a little whacky and crazy at times! I think I know how it feels. Really sorry!

I'd prefer having a row with a person than having to carry the guilt of hurting him/her!

Feeling better now! I get a "being cleansed of guilt" feeling... :)

PS: Isn't it amazing to know how 'right' people read your 'right' posts at the 'right' time?

O.... o... ooo.. my.... Goddd!?!!  

Posted by Divya A L

No, it wasnt her fault at all... Anyone sane can easily see it, conclude it. Do you think religiously following rules is a sin? By far and large, it cannot be. If it is, then rules must be changed. Obviously stopping a car by the side of the road to answer an emergency call isn't a mistake. Well, whether emergency or not, answering a call is not wrong, not while not driving. That extra pain that she took to actually find a spot on the road side (adjoining footpath) where she could stop for a few minutes and take a call is definitely definitely not a mistake.

It was pouring heavily and the wipers of the front glass were active to the maximum. The high beam headlights couldn't go unnoticeable. 20 feet in front from where she had parked the car, there was another car parked. Obviously the other car would fall into a pit if it moved ahead. It had to come a little behind and move onto the road from the footpath. Well, the driver drove in reverse, but wait... noooo.. it wasn't "little"... ohh what the heck...he covered the entire 20ft ... and what a speed! As if he drove a Ferrari! And finally... a big thudd!!! When it was a few inches away she had even honked continuously and even tried to gear the engine back to life and move the car backward... But it was too late... He had smashed his car into hers. Bloody lunatic!

Now, is it her fault??

Anyone who wants to take a reverse wouldn't drive blindly just because they couldn't hear or see anything due to heavy downpour, would they??? And he says - "Why had you parked so near to my car that it "touched" as soon as I shifted my gear?" She was enraged and said - "WHAT THE HECK!!! How could a mere "touch" cause such a huge damage? Haven't you studied F=ma in your school??"

How the hell could it be her fault??

He finally gave his number and claimed to come down the next day and pay the damage charges. He said he was put up near a temple (a popular one)...

PS: Well... forget it... I am into tears again... Bloody rogue he finally escaped! :( This happened a month ago! Oh God (in the temple where this rogue is put up near), I want to offer you some pooja by breaking 10 coconuts. But, please make sure his car(KA04 MJ 1439) is parked near there, while I do it!

Book Review: Twenties Girl - Sophie Kinsella  

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The more I read Sophie’s books, the more I want to read! Though her books are categorized as “fiction”, many a time, one can relate to it. At times, when “weird” things have happened to me, I’d ask myself “why only me?” but her books made me rephrase it as “ ok… so, its not just me…” or “It was so wrong to be thinking about myself, a nut case!” J J hehe… Even if you are in one of those clumsy moods, you can always pick her books and start reading. Believe me you will feel a lot lot better! She’s growing to be my most favorite writer! J

Like her other books, this also is a total entertainer and absolutely hilarious! Its about how Lara meets her great grand aunt Sadie’s ghost, who would have died of old age (105years) and wouldn’t “rest” until she finds her most loved dragonfly necklace. Lara initially thinks that she is hallucinating her grand aunt, due to the miserable state of mind she'll be in, resulting from various mishaps – her boyfriend dumping her abruptly, lack of support from her best friend/partner at the newly set up hiring firm apparently doing bad at business. Sadie adds to her misery pestering Lara to look for her necklace and gets her to patronize with her telling that it was her “last wish”. But it doesn’t end there….

While Lara treasure hunts with the ghost, she finds Sadie very jubilant and so very young at heart (or soul rather). J She is one of those crazy and fun loving 1920’s girls that leaves Lara at awe! Eventually, Sadie uses her ghostly skills that help Lara in realizing that the guy who dumped her wasn’t really a right choice for her and also improve her business a great deal! The story takes a big leap when Lara discovers that Sadie is not like what her family thought her to be - an ordinary, achieved nothing in life, old woman. She is a part of history which even Sadie herself wouldn’t be aware of. On the other hand, Lara’s uncle, Bill Lington who claims to have started out a coffee business with 2 pennies and grew to be millionaire with Lington coffee outlets all around the world, would have actually used Sadie’s fortune to turn into one. When Sadie learns the truth, she sees no end to her overwhelming happiness (to have been part of history) and terrible vengeance on Bill. Her retaliation to Bill is "wow"! Finally, Lara finds her necklace and Sadie’s ghost never comes back….

Take aways:

What I liked the most other than the story was, Sadie’s attitude towards life. As I read through, I have to admit, I fell for the character “Sadie”! Life is not about leaving behind miseries and moving on, but also moving up and look forward to the best. Sadie compares it to an escalator - keep going on while moving up… Her young-at-heart, her twenties fantasies (which she infects to Lara) , enthusiasm, never take life too seriously attitude is all like magic!

We do face a lot of hardships in life but what really matters is how one handles it. After all, “you are not the only one….” A must read ! A must read !A must read !A must read ! (Hope Sadie hasn't gotten into me!) :)))

Its a 10/10 for this one! *****

Books review: The Shiva trilogy - Amish  

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After being suggested by a couple of friends and reading some fabulous reviews about these books, I ordered them online and yes, they were definitely a wonderful read…

In a very broad sense, the story is about Shiva and various others (characters picked from the actual Hindu mythology) who are on a quest to conquer evil with good and make India a better place to live in. On their voyage, the leader of the troupe “Lord Neelkant” aka “Shiva” is faced with difficult and tricky situations that initially makes him prejudiced about the evil that he fights. He eventually uncovers that his beliefs were false and finds new and different dimensions to his falsified assumptions. The more he uncovers the truth the more his perceptions towards the “good” and “evil” change.

The story is split across 3 books –

1. The Immortals of Meluha

2. The Secret of the Nagas and

3. The Oath of the Vayuputras (Not yet out)

Summary: The Immortals of Meluha

The story kicks off in a slow pace with Shiva and his troupe moving to the state of Meluha – the place where the Suryavanshis reside. The Meluha is known for its immaculate civilization offering an almost perfect way of life for its residents. The rules and policies carefully knit together by Lord Rama(the then ruler of Meluha) largely in the interest of the society, leaves no loose ends for any kind of illegal and unfair act in any aspect and meritocracy is the sole criteria for everyone in anything that they want to pursue. The concept of ‘Gurukul’ is quite interesting! Like any good system has a flip to it, Shiva abolishes an illogical and unfair ritual that had gotten into the system of Meluhans during the reign of Rama. Shiva believes in changing rules that were/could have been of some significance in the past and is utter non sense in the present. This change of rule also rescues his lady love Sati and they get married.

Suryavanshis seek help of the Lord Shiva to fight The chandravanshis – the neck deep enemies of Meluhans who are apparently allied with the terrorist Nagas and together they keep making illicit attacks on the innocents in Meluha. In one such attack, the Lord’s fav, brother-like, scientist “Brahaspati” is killed.

Almost immediately, the Suryavanshi declare a war against the Chandravamshis and turn out triumphant. The techniques used by the Suryavanshis in a war - like the tortoise formation etc are beautifully narrated. Very imaginative indeed, by the author. Later on Shiva realizes his folly – Chandravamshis are not evil, but they are only different. They don’t follow a set of rigid rules like Suryavamshis do. Each one is free enough to choose and do what they like that makes them a lot different from Suryavamshis – “disorganized”. Shiva also realizes that the chandravanshis played no role in any of the Naga terrorist attacks.... Shiva is more confused and his rage against the Nagas is undefiable…

The author is successful in keeping the readers engaged and infringing the curiosity about the nagas… At least I picked the second book almost immediately.

Summary: The Secret of the Nagas

The story in this book has a lot of twists and turns unlike the first one. Shiva explores various other cities including Kashi and marvels at how each of it is so different. Each of the cities varied a lot in the culture and tradition. The Kashi for example accommodates all kind of people seeking refuge and are the peace makers while another city is very conservative about its visitors.

As the story progresses Shiva is baffled by the knowledge that his enemy – the Nagas are the ones who turn out to be the saviours of many innocents. The Shiva himself receives a strange medicine from them that saves his son from death during his birth. Shiva is deeply puzzled about them being good or evil. However the death of his beloved brother makes his stance rigid in considering them to be “evil”. The Nagas also rescue Sati from the man eater tigers and at the end of it, the Nagas’ revelation leaves her stunned. Sati learns about her father's deception - hiding an important truth from her with a selfish motive of keeping his daughter happy and away from all the ridicule and difficulties she may have had to face otherwise.

When Sati unveils the info about the Nagas, the Shiva is as much stunned and astounded, but on seeing the Naga, he is again reminded of his beloved brother and the vengeance takes over him. The Nagas finally decide that the Shiva ought to know the truth and they take him to Panchavati – the place of the Nagas. What Shiva finds out is nerve clenching....

Take aways:

  1. Apart from the story itself, which is definitely a great work of fiction, the author has diligently taken care of portraying even the minutest of the details at his best. The description of each of the cities, the fight scenes, the lively descriptions of sunderbans etc are “wow”!
  2. The real beauty of the story is that the “Gods” of the mythology are portrayed as normal humans possessing no supernatural power. Everything that “seems” supernatural is backed up with convincing scientific justification. Be it about the Somras, or the telepathy…
  3. The meaning of “Har har Mahadev” – is well explained - one who sticks to dharma, one who makes decisions in the interest of the larger society, one who is as selfless as possible – he is the God in himself.
  4. Some of the conversations Shiva has with the Vasudevs are very thought provoking! I especially liked the one that talks about “desire” the “good” and the “evil”!
  5. Learnt a new thing - The opposite of "love" is not "hate" but "apathy" :)

Oops this was quite long! :P Looking forward to read the third book!

Book Review: Can you keep a secret? - Sophie Kinsella  

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Category: Fiction , total time pass!

Another awesome work by Sophie! A typical chick-lit story that gets one laughing till the stomach hurts.... This is way too hilarious even compared to the shopaholic series.

Mind you, never to read it in public - especially if you don't want to drag attention of people around you when you extravagantly try controlling your laughter and people gawk at your resultant weird face!

Its a story about this youngster Emma, who apparently has a lot of "tiny little" secrets which she reveals in a moment of fright to Jack Harper, a stranger she meets on a flight. She goes on and on telling him about all her secrets - like a brake failed train assuming the plane was going to crash and Jack is the last person she would see... But the real fright creeps in when the plane actually lands safely and she ends up in an awkward situation when the co-founder of the company she works for happens to be the same stranger she'd met in the plane. This is the best part of the entire storyline, which would probably nominate a winner for the greatest of the great laughter challenges!

She ends up chucking her BF for this stranger with whom she thinks she is truly in love with! All her happiness of finally finding a perfect mate evaporates like vapour when she hears him revealing all her secrets in an interview on a television show to market the brand of drinks lined up for girls - "the ordinary nothing-special girls"! She turns out to be one big laughing stock amongst all her colleagues and friends who never miss a chance to tease her about her secrets!

Feeling embarrassed,betrayed and deceived she is encouraged for a vengeance by her close friends Lizzy and Jemima.......

Highly gripping (read it in a day), well developed story line and the characters in it is a highlight... But a little too much of blunt language and descriptions may seem quite inappropriate!

Overall, I'd rate a 9.8/10 for this one...

Apple pie!  

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Since my childhood I hated apples and bananas. I always have managed to carefully pick them out of a fruit salad. Somehow I never liked the taste of it, until when I first had apple milk shake. I loved it in a different form!

Later on, I tasted them in the baked form - Apple pie. I cannot help but say, I LOVED IT to the core!

Tried making it at home last weekend, and as it turned out to be too good, here I am, posting its recipe.

Again, very simple to make!

1. 1 big ripe apple (skin peeled) diced into small cubes
2. Maida (white wheat flour) - 100grams
3. Unsalted butter - 100grams (Basically 1:1 of butter and maida)
4. Sugar/Sugar powder - 2 spoons
5. a pinch of cinnamon
6. 1 egg white (optional)
7. A scoop of ice cream - preferably vanilla or butterscotch flavor!

Method of preparation:
1. Grate the butter into the bowl of maida and mix them both until they turn into a coarse mixture. Now knead well (use very little of water/milk if required) to make it a thick but smooth dough.
2. Make 2 halves of the dough and roll them out to make half inch thick rotis to fit into a round glass bowl.
3. Grease the glass bowl with a little butter and place the first roti over it.
4. Now spread the diced apples over it and sprinkle the sugar/sugar powder and cinnamon on top of it.
5. Cover it with the other roti and seal the sides.
6. Cut through the layers of the above to make it into small pieces of the shape you desire.
7. Smear the top with egg white to get a golden brown color (This step is optional if you don't use eggs)
8. Bake it in the oven at 220deg for 45 min.

The hot yummy apple pie is ready! Tastes best with a scoop of ice cream!

DISCLAIMER: Think twice when you serve someone on weight loss regime :) Its definitely an high calorie yum, but never too much for a bite or two. ;)

Book Review: The Undomestic Goddess - Sophie Kinsella  

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After reading this one, Sophie is now one of my most admired writers! :) I love her style, diction and her impeccable talent in the way she brings about the story.

Who this is for: Everyone who has forgotten about a personal/private/social life being obsessed with their jobs.

Brief summary:

Employed in one of the London’s top law firm Carter Spink, Samantha, a strong career oriented top notch lawyer(the skill derived from her bloodline), is head over heels in love with her job. She literally knows nothing other than what it takes to be a lawyer. She’s ridiculed often by her neighbor for her bizarre style of life and especially when she confesses about not even knowing to sew a button or make coffee!

Charging a lawyer fee of £500 an hour, Samantha hardly finds any time for personal life. Her hard work and dedication makes her even eligible to become the youngest Carter Spink’s partners which would be a dream come true for this young lady. Just an hour before the announcement of the same is made, an unfortunate revelation of her silliest mistake, not only results in losing out on partnership but she’s also is sacked from the company.

This undomestic Goddess then absconds to a village and accidentally takes up a job of a housemaid about which she stands no clue. While she struggles to manage through it she keeps telling herself that she is not made to be a maid. However, as she journeys along, she discovers the almost long forgotten, love, care, relationships and their importance! She almost forgets she was a lawyer and finds her new way of life relishing, until one day, when she realizes it wasn’t her mistake at all for which she was sacked from her previous job. She fights back and comes out triumphant with which she also gets a bonus – an offer to be an equity partner of Carter Spink, which a sane man would not reject even in his dreams… But Samantha thinks different… which eventually leaves her in a confused state of mind – to choose to be a partner in the law firm where her intelligence is respected or a maid where she doesn’t find herself stressful and burnt out.

Though the story is on serious lines, one will definitely enjoy the lighter part of it that’s pretty gripping and hilarious. The thoughts and emotions of Samantha as she walks through ups and downs are beautifully portrayed.

Overall, I’d say a 9/10 for this one!!!

Book Review: confessions of a SHOPAHOLIC - Sophie Kinsella  

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The one book that let me flip through its 328 pages in 12 hours!

The plot revolves around Rebecca, the "financial expert" by-chance it seems, and her egregious urge for shopping that eventually leads her to debt. Her ingeniously ridiculous ways of smacking out of her over expenditure on stuff she "really needs" or just "fancies" about possessing couldn't be more genuinely portrayed! I am sure every single female "species" can identify and relate to with atleast 80% of her shopahol- i-sm! Atleast in my case, I very honestly admit, it is 90%. I'm now convinced that I am indeed a shopaholic and Rebecca is more sort of an.. err... 'a shopa-maniac'!?!

Learnings, musings and take aways:
1. The shopaholics always try to get advice from anyone who seem to save a penny more than themselves. After her futile attempts at clearing the debt, Rebecca seeks her father's advice and at one point, also seriously "considers them" - CD or MMM (Cut down or make more money). She also ends up spending on a self help book which wouldn't help her at all!
2. Trying on CD, leads her into spending more money (considering it to be one time investment) that just doesn't seem to pay off. How can anyone in the world use a kitchen set up, if one doesn't know to cook! Even worse if your cookery classes cost you way too much than it would cost for the food for an entire year itself!
3. "life is short and has to be lived to its fullest" - Why cut down on what you like? try MMM - well, this one creeps into the shopaholic's head when she soon realizes that she has invested way too much on stuff she wouldn't be successfully using in order to spend less; but instead could have bought her favorite watch or glasses in that money spent! Rebecca plans to change her career and try something new. And most times she always crosses the heights of optimism on how rich she really can become.
4. Shopaholics will have friends who are very much their own breed.
5. The best way to think about not spending too much is to think of having a gala time and spend as much as you can till you can forget and be happy about your new possessions!
6. People in debt are one heck of a liars!!
7. Shopaholics always quote a discounted price of upto 90% (or even free out of a scratch card) when asked by moms, the cost of their new possession!

And as you flip through more pages in the book, you suddenly find that Rebecca, whose credit and debit cards from 5 different banks are blocked on debt, giving "financial advice" to callers on a television show, while one of her own bankers sit right in front of her all furious with rage during the show coverage!

She finally turns out to be a television super star who is "informative" but "approachable", "knowledgeable" but "down-to-earth" when it comes to advises on "managing your money" - a highly successful profession which pays her for advising on stuff which cannot be carried out at herself, but still be happy at ease with it!

In simple words, its deadly hilarious from the word go! Highly recommended for the female species while a must-read for the male species to get to know their better half (or any other female species) better! :)

PS: This is the first of Sophie Kinsella's shopaholic series and I am looking forward to read the rest of them!

Circumventing emotions....  

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Unusually nonchalant
The blatant disregard
Frigid decorum
Conspicuous numbness....

Happiness smothered,
Sorrows withered,
Churns and pains surfeit
Crocheting emotional conceits

Chasms of grief
Engulfing all around
Unable to give into...
Not wanting to give up...

Is it a folly
To fight a losing battle
Isn't it a distaste
To give up in haste..

The defiant choice,
Called in the catastrophe
Emotions mortified
Values defunct...

Unusually nonchalant
The blatant disregard
Frigid decorum
Conspicuous numbness....


Posted by Divya A L

Some of my bus-mates complimented me for my singing today! :)

ನೀನಾನಾದರೆ ನಾನೀನೇನಾ? - Play review  

Posted by Divya A L

ಹಲವಾರು ವರ್ಷಗಳ ನಂತರ ಇಂದು ನಾನು ಒಂದು ನಾಟಕ ಪ್ರದರ್ಶನವನ್ನು ನೋಡಲು ಹೋಗಿದ್ದೆ... ನಮ್ಮ "ರಂಗ ಶಂಕರ"ದಲ್ಲಿ "ನೀನಾನಾದರೆ ನಾನೀನೇನಾ" ಎಂಬುವ ಕಾಮೆಡೀ ನಾಟಕ ಇದು...

ವಿಲ್ಲಿಯಂ ಶೇಕ್ಸ್ಪಿಯರ್ ಅವರ "ಕಾಮೆಡೀ ಆಫ್ ಎರರ್ಸ್" ಆಧಾರಿತವಾದ ಈ ನಾಟಕವು ಅದ್ಭುತ ಕಲಾವಿದರಿಂದ ಪ್ರದರ್ಶಿಸಲ್ಪಟ್ಟಿತು. ಬಹಳ ಸರಳವಾಗಿ ನಿರ್ದೇಶಿಸಿದ್ದ ಇದನ್ನು ನೋಡೊಲು ಹೊರಟ ನಮಗೆ ಆನಂದವೋ ಆನಂದ... ಮೊದಲಿನ ಡೈಲಾಗ್ ಇಂದ ಕೊನೆಯ ಡೈಲಾಗ್ ತನಕ ಪ್ರೇಕ್ಷಕರ ಗಮನವನ್ನು ಸೆಳೆದಿದ್ದಲ್ಲದೇ, ಭರ್ಜರಿ ನಗೆಗಳ ಅಲೆಗಳನ್ನೇ ಎಬ್ಬಿಸಿತು. "ಡಬಲ್ ರೋಲ್" ನಲ್ಲಿರುವ ಇಬ್ಬರ ಜೋಡಿಗಳನ್ನು "ಲೈವ್" ಪ್ರದರ್ಶನದಲ್ಲಿ ಅದೆಷ್ಟು ಚೆನ್ನಾಗಿ ತೋರಿಸಿದ್ದಾರೋ... ವಸ್ತ್ರ ವಿನ್ಯಾಸ, ಸರಳವಾದ ಸಂಭಾಷಣೆ, ಸಣ್ಣ ಪುಟ್ಟ ಹಾಡುಗಳು, ತಮಾಷೆ, ಪ್ರತಿ ಪಾತ್ರದ ಅದರದೇ ಆದ ಆ ಕೌಶಲ್ಯತೆ,ವಿಶೇಷತೆ,ವಿಭಿನ್ನತೆ - ಅದ್ಭುತವಾಗಿತ್ತು. ಹೊಟ್ಟೆ ನೋವೋಕೆ ಶುರು ಆಗಿದ್ದು ನಿಲ್ಲಲ್ಲೇ ಇಲ್ಲ ನೋಡಿ... ಕೆನ್ಣೆಗಳಂತೂ ಊದಿವೆ ನಕ್ಕಿ ನಕ್ಕಿ....

ಚಲನ ಚಿತ್ರಗಳನ್ನು ನೋಡೋದಕ್ಕಿಂತ ಈ ನಾಟಕಗಳನ್ನು ನೋಡುವುದರಲ್ಲಿರುವ ಮಜಾನೇ ಬೇರೆ.... ಒಂದೇ ಶಾಟ್ ನಲ್ಲಿ ಕಲಾವಿದರು ಅದೆಷ್ಟು ಡೈಲಾಗ್ಸ್ ಹೇಳಿದರೋ... ಒಂದು ಚೂರು 'ಅಲ್ಲೋಲ ಕಲ್ಲೋಲ'ವಾಗದೆ.... ತುಂಬಾ ಸಹಜವಾದ ನಟನೆಯನ್ನು ಪ್ರದರ್ಶಿಸಿದರು.

ಸಿನಿಮಾ ಗು ಲೈವ್ ನಾಟಕಕ್ಕೂ ಅಜಗಜಾಂತರವಾದ ವ್ಯತ್ಯಾಸವಿದೆ. ಸೀನಮಾಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಒಂದು ಡೈಲಾಗ್ ಸರಿ ಬರುವವರೆಗೂ ಅದೆಷ್ಟು ಶಾಟ್ ಗಳು ತೆಗಿತಾರೋ,,, ಆದರಿಲ್ಲಿ, ಎಲ್ಲವೂ "ಪರ್ಫೆಕ್ಟ್" ಆಗಿ ಇರಬೇಕು, ಒಂದೇ ಶಾಟ್ ನಲ್ಲಿ... ಕಲಾವಿದರ ಧ್ವನಿ ಗ್ರಹಣ (ವಾಯ್ಸ್ ಮಾಡುಲೇಶನ್), ಉಚ್ಛಾರಣೆ, ನಡೆ ನುಡಿಗಳ ತೀರು, ಮುಖ ಭಾವ ಇತ್ಯಾದಿಗಳ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ತುಂಬಾ ಗಮನ ಕೊಡಬೇಕಾಗುತ್ತದೆ... ಎಲ್ಲದಕ್ಕೂ ಪ್ರಮುಖವಾಗಿ ಕಲಾವಿದಾರ "ಟೈಮಿಂಗ್ ಆಫ್ ಡೈಲಾಗ್ ಡೆಲಿವರೀ ಅಂಡ್ ಕೋ-ಆರ್ಡಿನೇಶನ್" ಬಲು ಮುಖ್ಯವಾದದ್ದು...

ಒಟ್ಟಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಈ ನಾಟಕವು ಅತ್ಯುತ್ತಮವಾಗಿ ಪ್ರದರ್ಶನಗೊಂಡಿತು... ಮನಸ್ಸಿಗೆ ತುಂಬಾ ಸಂತಸ ಮತ್ತು ನಲಿವನ್ನು ತಂದಿದ್ದೆಂತ್ತು ನೂರು ಪಾಲು ಸತ್ಯ.

ನಾಟಕದ ವಿವರಗಳು:

Good day!  

Posted by Divya A L

Two days ago, someone wished me "Have a good day" with a good day biscuit . . . Liked that greeting and creativity :)

He & She :D  

Posted by Divya A L

He - "May I join you for the breakfast?"

She - "Of course! why not??"

"He" gets the breakfast to the table and sits opposite to "she".

She - "Onion chutney?? I love it!!"

He - "Me too!" (wide smile on his face)

He - "How come we are together in the same group many a time, including today's lunch with the new boss?"

She - "Obvious isn't it, our names start with the same letter!"

He - "I have noticed this during trainings also!"

She - "Yeah, that could be a coincidence!"

He - "I've seen you in yoga classes !"

She - "Oh I was there for just two days!"

He - "Me too! But then even I've been there only twice!"

She - "Oh, thats too much of a coincidence then!"

He - "You have any siblings?"

She - "Nope, the only child!"

He - "Me too yarr..... whats your mothertongue?"

She - "Telugu, but I know kannada better!"

He - "Mine too, but like you, I too know tamil better than telugu"!

"She" wanted to giggle but kept her cool...

She - "There you go, another one..."

He - "Oh come on, there can't be so many coincidences.... Don't you think, there could be something special?"

She - "Oh yeah I think there definitely is...."

"She" could see that "he" was overjoyed....

And finally ....

He - "May be we shared some special bond... hmmm... in our previous birth!!" (and winked)

"She" wanted to laugh out loud ... but managed to say...

"Yeah, I guess we were TWINS!!" (and winked back!) ;)


Posted by Divya A L

out of the maze.... :)

A hit, ZNMD, go veg and ZNMD again!  

Posted by Divya A L

I finally did it... Last week around this time, I was driving home and it was pouring lightly... In the signal junction next to Bangalore Central, JP nagar, I was speeding at 30kmph and I did not bother to slow down as the lights on the signal post were "green". And there came this dude, aged about 40 or 45, on the bike, riding looking behind, with one hand on the handle and the other stylishly puffing cigar, no helmet, doing his hair every now and then and crossed my path. By the time I could digest the fact that he had actually dared to cross the main road when he was supposed to wait for the "green" signal, the damage was done. Yes, I went and hit him directly. He fell and there was a loud thud! I screamed sitting inside and when I opened my eyes, I did not find him or the bike.... And there he was literally running pushing his bike... It all happened in a matter of few seconds. I thought I had killed him. Well, my hands and legs were shivering and like it happens in the movies, it started to pour more heavily and the vehicles kept honking behind. I moved my car a little further and parked, got out to find that my front bumper had a dent and a cut too :'( It took me about half an hour to get to think that it was the biker's mistake - the reason why he ran as soon as he fell, and I could have claimed the damage charges.
Lesson learnt: Don't drive with a preoccupied mind and drive carefully when it rains!


Watched ZNMD yesterday. Somehow, it did not stir emotions of the spectators(atleast for someone dumb like me:) ) and was quite a long watch. Storyline was impractical, non realistic though I'm sure many of us would've uttered "Wow, I wanna freak out too!!" . The songs were no good either! Liked the "fun" part of it. The funnier part was, I fell in the theatre :((( (still wondering how it happened!) May be it was the curse of the ophthalmologist I visited before that. There was about 45 min before the movie began. So, me and my friend visited the optho nearby, and registered for the eye test. I asked her as to how much time it'd take and she had said not more than half an hour. So, I decided I will take it, but then it got prolonged. I had to tell her that I was here for the movie and she gave me a "what the heck!!" look. She started one gyaan session telling that we not "waste" their time blah blah blah. I listened until I could and reminded her that it was she who had told me that it would get over in half an hour and she then 'seemed' to calm down.
Well, coming back to the movie, the take aways -
1. I loved Katrina riding the Bullet, which I dream to do someday!
2. Of course, the Greek God was at his best!
3. All those who are single, (by chance or by choice), enjoy maadi, until you meet someone like Hrithik or Katrina :P


Going to be a vegetarian for the next 1 month. This seems to be a Herculian task. Anyway all the very best to me!!


The aashada maasa comes to an end (the period during which I was free without having to see guys :) ). Now the torture begins again!! :(( May be its time for me to take my parents to ZMND! ;)

The ruthlessness of life!  

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Never had an hint,

When following instincts;
That something casual,
Turned deep and intangible;

Like the fresh air amidst the green,
Like the feel of rain droplets on the skin;
The galore of sweet thoughts,
Reigned in the heart;

And there stood the monsterous fate,
Laughing cynically closing the gate;
To end it even before it could start,
With little or no chance to retort;

Finding the way back, turned around to gaze,
Found abandoned in the middle of a big beautiful maze;
Looking out for exit to get to,
In vain, had no luck hitherto....

My Handwriting Analysis Report! :)  

Posted by Divya A L


This personality profile is based on the writing of Divya A L created at the website: Handwriting - Handwriting University's Official automated personality report creator based on standardized basic personality traits as taught through Handwriting University's Certification Level Program.

Divya is a very emotional person with a broad range of emotions from the highest highs to the lowest lows. She feels emotional situations very strongly. She'll flash to the very peaks of elation, sweeping everything before her. Then, for some reason unknown to herself, she will burn out emotionally. These mood swings can be very disturbing to her. Sometimes, she feels that she can no longer produce anything. But, after given some time alone to "recharge her emotional batteries", she will spring back into action.

Because Divya feels situations intensely, she relates easily to others' problems. If she is not careful, when she comes into contact with someone who is in a depressed frame of mind, she will also suffer the same emotions and change moods. Divya reacts impulsively, without much thought before hand. She may plan everything in detail before she even begins, then do it completely different when the time comes to carry it through.

Divya has the possibility of being a actor or natural born salesperson, simply because she relates so well to other people. She likes expressing how she feels, what she is doing, and what she plans to do. She is a people person.

She will work most efficiently in a people orientated job as opposed to a job working alone on an assembly line (that would drive her insane.)

People that write their letters in an average height and average size are moderate in their ability to interact socially. According to the data input, Divya doesn't write too large or too small, indicating a balanced ability to be social and interact with others.

Divya is sensitive to criticism about her ideas and philosophies. She will sometimes worry what people will think if she tells them what she believes in. This doesn't mean she won't talk, or that she feels ashamed. It merely means she is sensitive to what others think, regarding her beliefs.

Divya is talkative. She enjoys talking and socializing. She may talk when there is absolutely nothing important to say. She enjoys speaking.

Divya can be defiant. She sometimes has the attitude that if someone doesn't like it the way she is doing it, then they can just "go to hell!" This trait may reveal itself in a rebellious nature that is always ready to resist forces which she thinks are infringing upon her freedom of action.

In reference to Divya's mental abilities, she has a very investigating and creating mind. She investigates projects rapidly because she is curious about many things. She gets involved in many projects that seem good at the beginning, but she soon must slow down and look at all the angles. She probably gets too many things going at once. When Divya slows down, then she becomes more creative than before. Since it takes time to be creative, she must slow down to do it. She then decides what projects she has time to finish. Thus she finishes at a slower pace than when she started the project.

She has the best of two kinds of minds. One is the quick investigating mind. The other is the creative mind. Her mind thinks quick and rapidly in the investigative mode. She can learn quicker, investigate more, and think faster. Divya can then switch into her low gear. When she is in the slower mode, she can be creative, remember longer and stack facts in a logical manner. She is more logical this way and can climb mental mountains with a much better grip.

Divya is a practical person whose goals are planned, practical, and down to earth. This is typical of people with normal healthy self-esteem. She needs to visualize the end of a project before she starts. she finds joy in anticipation and planning. Notice that I said she plans everything she is going to do, that doesn't necessarily mean things go as planned. Divya basically feels good about herself. She has a positive self-esteem which contributes to her success. She feels she has the ability to achieve anything she sets her mind to. However, she sets her goals using practicality-- not too "out of reach". She has enough self-confidence to leave a bad situation, yet, she will not take great risks, as they relate to her goals. A good esteem is one key to a happy life. Although there is room for improvement in the confidence catagery, her self-perception is better than average.

One way Divya punishes herself is self directed sarcasm. She is a very sarcastic person. Often this sarcasm and "sharp tongued" behavior is directed at herself.

Divya has a temper. She uses this as a defense mechanism when she doesn't understand how to handle a situation. Temper is a hostile trait used to protect the ego. Temper can be a negative personality trait in the eyes of those around her.

Divya has a healthy imagination and displays a fair amount of trust. People open up easily to her. She lets new people into her circle of friends. She uses her imagination to understand new ideas, things, and people.

Flirting in kelgu + a language murder!! :D  

Posted by Divya A L

sh: yella unnavu ra

me: ???

sh: yen chestunnavu

telgu raaadaaa

naki vastadi

me: nenu movie ticket book chestu unnanu

sh: breakfast chesyavaa?

me: hoon chesaanu

sh: nenu neeki chaala miss chestunaanu

me: yapppaaa

vodde same to same dialogues chappaddu, seema laaga

daaniki picchekkindaa?

FB lo naa maanam theestundu left n right

nee comment baagunnindi


dress color gurinchi

sh: :D

it took a while to understand

but i actually did!

me: hahahahahahahhaha

sh: adi seema bagaledu

me: hahahahahahhahaha

emi ala ante?

seema bagaledu?? LOL

sh: adi

me: :D

sh: hey


me: daantho chapthaanu

sh: no laughing buisness

lemme speak

seema undigadhaa

adi peechi papaa

me: paapa kaade

aunty adi

sh: yem yemo mathladthadi

yeah yeah


me: frustrated housewife

sh: dhanki telidhu

me: laaga

sh: hun ade

yemi sexy antha

hot anta

dhanki telidhu

andakke allaga chapthundi

she thinks its kool( i donno how to say that in telgu)

me: hahaha

sh: na maryaade teeshi yakadki yesindhi anta naake telidhu :(

inka ni gurinchi nennu yenu matladake agudilla :P

me: adi kool ankotundi alaaga maatladithe :D LOL... idiot.. nan telugu ishto ashto barodu haallaythu


sh: :D

me: neekendukamma telugu picchhii pattindi??

sh: ledu

me: naake inka raadu... nuvvu nerchukoni yevaritho show off cheyyali??

sh: nenu telgu nerchkuntuntanu


naki nuuvu kavali


sh: :D

me: yapppppppppaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

sh: hehehe

me: naaaku nee meeda doubt vasthu vundi...

sh: nuuvu ante naaki istam



me: Nee mogudiki chapputhaanu

sh: hahaha

he has let me free

me: neeki rest of the scanned letters pampisthaanu


lover ki raase laaga raasinaavu


sh: :( yenadu nuvvu naa maryade meedha eye undi

me: entha navvutuntinooo aa roju neeku call chesiva tharuvaatha

nee anniversary roju

sh: neenu yem chesyanu neeku

what did u say??

i didnt get that

all ooo u u uuuu vaaa

artha agthilla le

me: nenu "sweet memories" ni, nee tho share cheskonta untini anthe



my God cant believe I can flirt like this !!

sh: hehe

me: that too with a "married" FEMALE!!

sh: i m improving ur skills baby! ;)

me: flirting skills aa?

sh: yup!

me: adi naaku raadu :-|

sh: neenu neeki teach chestanu

me: naaku kopam vasthundi ala maatladithe

sh: worry cheskovu

yenduku kopam

me: hahahahah

sh: jayam ravali

aryaaa ravali

i mean

anthaaa loveu ravalli

me: naaku "worry" EMIII ledu thalli :)

sh: feel chesko chalu na love ni

me: yapppppppppppppaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

sh: hehehe

me: guess whttt??

sh: ROTFL her


me: nenu ipudu deenni FB lo post chesthe ela untundani ankuntu unnanu


sh: neeki FB medhaa yenthi "astu " LOVEU

me: nuvvunnaaavu gaa, anduke antha lovvuuuu (not bad yaaa.. ;) )

sh: yeppadu chusthe farming chesthavu,photo tag chestavu,fake kingdom build chestavu

sh: oscars kuda fake

yenthi ni problem chappu?

me: yedaina kotthaga cheyyaalani anpisthu untundi

anduke aa dubba apps ni try chesthu untaanu

sh: avaga blog bari le

karma kanda!

me: hahaha

le adanna neenu vodolla

sh: in telgu it will be like

me: I swear

i wil copy paste this

sh: karmaauuu kandavaa

sh: w ru ?

me: office dear

sh: ok sar

panni cheyi



me: hahahha

karmavuuu khaandavuuuu!!