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Monday, 27 February 2012

I had met a….?


Our activa was speeding at 70kmph on the road that was leading where only God knew. As we moved, a "splendour" appeared in the front. We reached him asking for the address and if we were heading correct. A man with average Indian height of 5’8, tough looks and branded glares turned to answer us. His glasses made me uncomfortable. Because I could in them see how shabby I looked. We did not ask the name. Who would ask to a person whom you just intend to talk for a minute plus in such a rush?

Flashback: Same date a year back: 28/02/2011

It was my first encounter with Goa. The train arrived at 6:30 am, an hour late as per the scheduled time. I was accompanied by my brother aka “Akshay” aka “IamVijender”. Within half an hour we were on an Activa hunting roads to reach the venue : Goa Institute of Management, Poriem, Sattari, Sanquelium – Goa printed on a piece of paper. It is amusing and the best part of Goa. You can avail self- transport with ease and at economical price.

Purpose: Entrance interview of GIM.
Time: 8:15 am

It was not long since GIM had shifted to the new campus. So inspite of being a renowned college in the vicinity, people could not address to our desperate queries of guidance for the path. Here is the map for the ease of understanding. Madgaon is the station we got down at. We didn’t expect reaching the venue would be such cumbersome task that we should explore the Goa map.


We were told to head towards Panjim which was 35kms from Madgaon. We reached Panjim at 7:50 am. I was preparing myself mentally for the GD and interview. First I got prepared that I shall have to attend the same without taking a bath. As we reached Panjim, we were told, we had come far ahead. There is a by-pass on the way and we need to take that shortest route to reach venue. No one looked confident and sure of what they were saying.

Picture says more than words

Finally the news broke in. We were still 40kms away. Travelling the said distance was one task, but finding the correct way was the bigger. I recollect saying to Big B, let’s chuck it. All chances that I will be late and would not be allowed. Let us enjoy Goa. While we took a U turn on the road, my mind started answering questions of “why are you late?”, “sorry, you’re late. The process has already started” and ways to tackle them.

Time coincides. He understood from the talk the need of the hour. He spoke very politely and comforted us saying, he’s heading towards the same place.  He assured us of the route that it is the same that he travels on daily basis. We started following him because we had no other option. The clock was ticking 8:10am. I assured myself. As we moved ahead we got down from the National Highway and were soon on the sleekly deserted roads covered with canopy trees. The roads became like “Size Zero” figure and soon we slowed down. We stopped and so did he.

We asked where are you taking us? He answered and his next statement made our eye-brows up in suspicion. He said now that you are running out of time, we shall take a ferry, which is the shortest route. The ferry was near-by and he urged us to move soon as it shall leave and then we’ll have to wait for half an hour before the next turn comes.  Zzziiiiiiiiiinnnnnnnngggggggggg! I exclaimed “Ferry”? I remembered ferry being described as a small boat that carries less people and is round as described by my 5th std teacher. I whispered from behind, bhaiyya ferry is such a small boat. Where do we leave the bike and from there how do we go to campus. We started to take a “U” turn and told him we shall find our way. He was puzzled. He stopped to enquire what happened. He started again that he’s very familiar with this road and shall help us reach us early for the interview. Too much of sweet talk huh?

He said he’s a police guy. He’s returning from his night shift and takes this road on daily basis. We said we do not believe you. You’re taking us on a ride. Ferry? What’s that and how do we trust you bla bla bla. He said after trying hard “As you wish”. And my brother finally asked – You say you’re a policeman right. Please show us your Id card. Slump. I swallowed a gulp on the irony that we enquire the integrity of a policeman. He was kind enough and well understood our anxiety. He showed the same and we verified. Still we did not check on the name!

When we reached the Ferry point I was mesmerised. It is not a small boat made of sticks. It is huge, huge enough, where people park their vehicles inside. At a time it has the capacity to take in 1-15 two wheelers and around 5-7 cars. Soon it was full and the engine roared and we reached the other side of the small lake. And soon we stopped at a diversion which showed GIM, Sanquelium with a left arrow. He removed his glasses and gave a smile and said here it is right at the top of the hill. We were in hurry as the clock was ticking 8:40. We wanted to thank him whole heartedly. But mind was saying to rush. We looked front and then to him for 3-4 times. We said a “Big Thank You and Sorry” and the message was communicated through eyes. We bid “goodbye” to him and started ahead. I turned back and looked till he went out of sight. My heart sighed – “God’s messenger “.

And the rest is history. I am a part of GIM. The person’s face is still in my memory. And I wish to see him sometime during my stay here.

For all you curious readers - Yes I was allowed to sit in the process. It was delayed for me. I had to or rather they had to bear a girl who was smartly dressed from outside. But hadn’t taken a bath nor had brushed her teeth. Yes, you read the last one right!

Monday, 20 February 2012

Time to get back home..?

Eve : 19/02 - Sitting in the corridor, experiencing sunset, brought a wide smile on my face. It reminds me of my old home where every evening would be spent in this fashion. With a pretty chilled two weeks anticipated, i guess it's time to get back home.


New decorative adoring my Room wall! 
It also means, i'll have to give up on parties lined up and last few days with our beloved Pgp-2's. It also means last few days in my room 1303 with my roomie Lakshmi. This has been the best part of my stay here. More of it later. Had everything been going done, i would have preferred to stay on campus, but the following things suggest it's better i take a short visit and come rejuvenated:


Now it is close to 8 months, i have started staying away from home. But it hasn't been once that i stayed for more than one and half months without going back. Going back meant rejuvenating myself and my stuff..:)


1. My hair says, get me in in proper shape. It's been more than 5 months - Hair cut:)


2. My Face says, you do not see yourself, so often in mirror. It's other people who have to suffer. Visit the parlor. Friends - I am so lazy or careless or whichever way you want to put across - I haven't visited a parlor here in Goa. Hehe. It's one of the first things i need to do, before even visiting my friends, everytime i am back home. Although i meet them at least once in the same look just to convey them - Still It's the same Komal - Yeah, i always went to parlor, when my friends found difficulty in seeing my face:P


3. My empty shampoo bottle, face wash, boring cup board - Are shouting in my face. Either get down to a supermarket here, or go home, and let Maa take care of this. This is the level of my pampering by me and people around me. And my roomie added another feather to it.


4. I am too much off falling into arguments with people. Every small thing is hurting and making a big deal. I have not been this way. I guess it's because i religiously visit home to make sure i get all the love, warmth and strength that makes me endure all of it with smile. First time people are seeing tears in my eyes or a frown on my face.


5. Ofcourse, my family is missing the trouble an neusensse created by me:P It's time to say my family - I am here around and still the same for you all.


As quick as possible, the moment my time table reliefs me, i shall be packing bag homes :)


:)


P.S: I finally watched P.S:I love you. Dear blogfriends and all readers, all i have to say is, if while watching the movie, you can imagine someone, for whom with whom without whom, you can imagine to live life and smile, only for a reason that he/she wants you to smile. Or you can do for someone, something like this being on the other side. Do not look back. He/She is the one for you. Believe me. It's the hardest and most unthought aspect of a relationship. If your relationship has/can provide this strength, you have found the love of your life. 

Sunday, 12 February 2012

It’s Captain Jack Sparrow and John Mc Clane


Valentine disclosure

Woho! I hereby declare my valentine/s for this year. Yes you read it right. Aye.  It’s Captain Jack Sparrow and sir John Mc Clane. Do not miss the first’s. So, what is it with you all this valentine? Read quite a few beautiful write ups on “love” and valentine. For me love is anything that can keep me engaged. So this year these two heroic characters have taken my time with friends, food and sleep on time and have enraged me to do the same in real life. Of course last one is exaggeration.

Legendary 

 I have been staring into the screen for 2hrs 2 and half hours, feeling the thump and the emotion. As the ship is sailing calmly with the wind my eyes widen, for there has to be a topple next or small boats appearing around. And then I repeat it and shout loud “Awesome” , “Bloody hell” to get stares from the people passing in the corridor if I had forgotten to close the door. That’s how my date was with captain Jack Sparrow watching Pirates of Caribbean series. I fell for his style of walking and dialog delivery. It has that pirate touch and feel. The best each time was the “Entry” of captain. Aahh!!! It stole my heart time and again. It was more and more legendary each time and also raised my anxiety in the 3rd sequel when it was delayed.

Heroic

While I was still having dreams of being Elizabeth Swan and “aye” captain sparrow around, I met a new hero. Sir John Mc Clane. His movie seires “Die Hard” is supposedly a “Must Watch Movie” in guys list at least. When I expressed my smitten love for the movie and its direction, girls gave an annoyed look. Hehe. In this series, there is this hero Sir, Mc Clane and a person just like us. How things change in one’s life and its aftermath are depicted with beauty. Each sequel gets better and better. My favourite is the Die Hard 2(airport). The story line is amazing. It can all happen in real life and just around you. For the first time I got a different angle of looking at an airport, Wall Street, or FBI. The action sequences with mostly logical and not heroic counterattack make me take a bow. Although it is an action packed movie, it did drive home certain beautiful points about relationships. Be it with stranger or wife or daughter.


Well I got my valentine for this year and also certain insights about myself.
·        -->  I love watching movies that can keep me on my toes. Do not show me the expected.

·         --> I am not the “chic-flick” buyer who would like to spare money and time to enjoy a movie over popcorn with no crank to brain.
·         
-    Nor do I like the idea of watching a movie only once. All the movies on my favourite list have been watched and enjoyed more than before.

·         --> I like Bollywood’s brainless rather than Hollywood’s I am sophisticated.

·        --> My brain does not respond to the quickness of dialogs of Hollywood. In short I need subtitles


Looks like I am giving take away for someone who would want to be my next valentine. Aaahh!!!

Wishing you all a very happy and enjoyful Valentine 2012.

Sunday, 5 February 2012

JLT

Well,well,well...I don't know what to write but still i want to write..:)That's the addiction to this place. Or is the effect of Exams..:P So I want to write JLT - Just Like That.


Just Like That


Listening to the songs of HAHK, HDDCS, DDLJ.....etc(i know too much of acronyms here) after a long long long time, makes me feel good. The melodious voice of veterans like Lata mangeshkar spreads the feelings from ears to the heart. And i am happy to know that my heart feels connected to the family, friends and loved ones miles apart right this moment. 

Uhhuu Uhhuu


It brings me back the astonishment it had brought up few years back. Remember the summer vacation gathering of the family (Ref Post: Small Town Girl). One of my cousin that time was just 7 years old. And she was a die hard fan of Salman Khan. She supposedly watched the movie HAHK(Hum Aapke Hain Kaun) 20times. You can guess what would the response of cousin of same age group be. Everyone thought she was bluffing and when the movie was started she could tell the dialog from the movie from start till end. Aaahhh!!! Some actions done are crazy but worthwhile to be recollected when you grow up.


Pls Don't Stop The Music


Technological innovations has brought about innumerable ways of connecting to the world. Simple phone call, msg to social networks of FB and Gtalk and more real life including Skype bla bla. Still my heart goes out for "Music". 




Don't blame me for the overdose of acronyms. I am the most technologically challenged person and i have my MIS exam tomorrow and i am breaking my head with the non-interpretable ones. This is one of my way of saying to myself - Not all short form are hard to decry-pt and interpret.  Now you can figure out the cause of drifting away from.......So Just KISS - Keep It Simple Silly.  


Google search result for SILLY


P.S: MIS - Managing Information System..:) Thank You for bearing this..:P

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Lost Bottle, Broken Glasses.....



Oh yes! One month already into 2012 too..:) Is time flying just for me..? Life seems to be taking me on a roller-coaster whose pace my senses are failing to keep up with. Last weekend i was in Pune. That place has something captivating for me at least. I fell in love with the place when i visited the first time. I continue to be captive of the place. It sends out a message to its visitors - 

"Don't think we are behind in comparison to metros. We have some very renowned personalities, places and institutes running across the lanes. At the same time, we assure of peace and tranquillity which is often missing in metros." 

The place is a perfect blend of business and stay with touch of beauty, sensitivity and comfort. Never must have i travelled with such ease using the local buses or trains in my own city. This place is always on my cards for settling in future. 

I have grown old but my habits have become only more etched to me J My not so good habits which always landed me with scolding’s for being ignorant and careless. I realise now how these things are taking toll on me with no one around to set me right..:)


Dare you mess with my glasses!

1. It’s close to one month I broke my intellectual red glasses. I was never so fond of seeing myself with glasses until I got myself this pair. It gives me a matured look and prevents me from the uneasiness of having to wear lenses. Hoping to get them repaired by this weekend. (All thanks to the non-proximity of campus to good optical shops)


Meri Pyaari Bottle

2. Second most precious thing with me on campus – My bottle. I think in this respect people around me are missing it equally for the reason that I was their water supplier in class. I have left them with friends who visited goa two weeks ago. I have been assured of a courier delivery. Awaiting for the same eagerly.

3. I am missing my 90W laptop charger since 5months..:) It got exchanged with someone’s 60W on campus. My laptop has faced the consequences twice in spite of being as new as 7months old. I still need to figure out the person.

3. I haven’t shopped for myself since 4-5 months. Although I am not fond of shopping, but wardrobe update is a must for me. I am tired of seeing the same old clothes and I need to get my cupboard right before April. I might visit home bhai for this reason..:P
Suited Best on my Wrist:)
4. This missing agenda reminds me of one more thing – My Lost Red Watch – It was the most precious gift I had received on my birthday. I have no idea when or where I have misplaced. There is no hope of getting back the same and I haven’t worn a watch after that.

 Apart from these tangible things that are missing and keeping me uneasy (still I am lazy enough not to do anything about itJ), I am missing the fights with mom for TV remote, permission of dad over a night out and “A secretive smoke” with brother..:P Ooops was I not supposed to let out the last one..?Hehe…

Keep smiling friends..:)


Most Adorable Couple

P.S: My mom and dad’s journey completes 26 cherish able years this 8th..:)