Wednesday, March 26, 2008


I heard about an unpleasant incident today. A colleague’s uncle died in a road accident, when his car collided with a truck loaded with oxygen cylinders, needless to say, he died on the spot. The police, as if this wasn’t enough, injected the dead with alcohol, and made an ugly scene. Unfortunately, car belonged to a friend and the poor guy wasn’t carrying his driving license. The news came out later in evening and now the cops demanded bribe to close the case and release the body. How unfortunate! Makes me wonder if we really need something like police…are they there to make life better for us or worsen it???

I soon got over with the Police part, it’s something usual in my city…but I can’t get over the fact that it’s a broken family now. L Probably he was the one who earned the bread and butter for his family… I know nothing in this world stops when someone leaves, no matter how great a person he/she was, but still!

When I went thru this breaking thing, when it happened with my family, when I was barely 14, I thought of Something once…The only person I shared it with dint agree with me, I dint argue, I dint fight, but I kept this thought back in my heart, where it came from, but with the news of every demise, I think of it again and again, and today is one such day…

So that thinking of mine says, Families shouldn’t be broken.

That simply means that a family would comprise of parents and their kids, and according to me, no one would leave or die alone. If the time has come for’em, they all would die together! So that there’s no one to cry after’em, no one has to miss’em, no one feels deprived of anything, and above all, nobody’s life is blank, be it any page of life! And yah, that also makes me ponder on how this entire episode will go to one generation after the other, if I think logically (Yeah I do that too, sometimes). I got a temporary solution to this too, but I sure knew God wouldn’t buy that, if I were ever to present it to him.

I wrote it here today, not because another death reminded me of it, not because I wanted to take it forward to more and more people and get someone to support or agree with me, but because I wanted it to come out of my heart and be there on my mind always, I might find one reason, one solution, one day. Amen!


Sunday, March 9, 2008


My husband told me this last night...Early that evening; he had gone to buy something at a local shop. The next thing he saw, the shop owner, slouching in his chair with his eyes closed, was listening to a real old number…do naina, ek kahani, thoda sa badal, thoda sa pani, aur ek kahani… this was enough to remind him of the days when he was an ardent music lover…Lucky Ali and a couple more being his favs…

We both are working. I am in sales and He works with numbers and works approx 14 hours a day, and his day is such that doesn’t permit him to listen to music, I feel, and not only music, but a lot of similar things…“little things of joy”. And this small incident that took place a few hours back in his life made him say this… “I want to play some music for myself while I am also slouching on my chair, with my eyes closed, not being bothered about anything, at all!” and in my heart I had said, “Amen”…

Post 13 months of married life, I have countless good and very good and excellent things that have happened but I’d also admit that the little time we get together (read “weekend”), we try our best to make it the BEST! But honestly, not everything can wait till next weekend comes. We try our best to show up in family gatherings and we try our best to keep up with our social circuit but we fail at times…but the irony of life is when at work, we never fail…and sometimes, I wonder WHY?

Sunday, March 2, 2008

I’m Balanced Brain!!!

May be for the first time, I am writing about something after a lot of research and reading on the net! (For people like me, writing about brain really needs time and research!!!) :D

I am at Tickle ( for over 2 years now and have taken so many tests, that I’ve lost the count! I guess they’ve too and probably that’s why they started mailing me 1 free test in e-mail every week (When I say free test, read free results for tests, which they usually sell for around $10!) And this week’s was Brain Test… well, just to find out if I was Right brained or Left Brained. Funny test, I’d say, but yeah, with good logics hidden behind every question! And they came out with the results with the blink of an eye! This is what I read about myself:

“You are Balanced Brain. That means you are able to draw on the strengths of both the right and left hemispheres of your brain, depending upon a given situation. (Makes me smile ear to ear, already!!!) While many people have clearly dominant left- or right-brained tendencies, you are able to draw on skills from both hemispheres of your brain. This rare combination makes you a very creative and flexible thinker. (Yipeeeeee, it really cudnt get better than this !!!!!)

But…The down side to being balanced-brained is that you may sometimes feel paralyzed by indecision when the two hemispheres of your brain are competing to solve a problem in their own unique ways. (Now I know why I find myself pointing at right when I really mean Left and vice-versa!!! No kidding…this happens quite often with me, how true!)”
As if that wasn’t enough, they also mentioned: "Other balanced-brained people are pop singer Madonna, classical composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and comedian and actor Robin Williams." (Well, till now, I really never thot I had something in common with’em!!!)

Left brained people are those who: * go as per facts and not logic* Focus on words & language & not the way they are said * Like math and science * Acknowledge well * Have good order/pattern perception * Are Practical and safe * Form strategies

And Right brained are known to * Learn symbols and images rather than names * Be Risk taking * Like philosophy and religion * Present the possibilities * Believe and appreciate * Be Good at imagination and so on!
Courtesy: Heraldsun
I never knew simple details about one could tell what side of brain that person is oriented to be! Things like keeping your desk messy or cleared all the time, being better at algebra or geometry, day dreaming or not, thinking in pictures or words, using words or pictures more when talking, being more flexible or more stable, being better at remembering names or faces…..
Courtesy: Blogthings
Another website said: The left side of your brain controls verbal ability, attention to detail, and reasoning. Left brained people are good at communication and persuading others. If you're left brained, you are likely good at math and logic. Your left brain prefers dogs, reading, and quiet. The right side of your brain is all about creativity and flexibility. Daring and intuitive, right brained people see the world in their unique way. If you're right brained, you likely have a talent for creative writing and art. Your right brain prefers day dreaming, philosophy, and sports.

Gosh! This was crazy…
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P.S.: If this entire trivia above gives you some idea about your brain or/and makes you curious to know more about yours, I recommend you appear for a test and know for urself!