The NEWS and THE PAPER

Day 08 : IBMC CHALLENGE #07

You are going to pick up a news paper article. Either online or take a snapshot from the hard copy paper. Use appropriate reference for the article you have used. You need to debate and discuss your view points on the selected article. How best can you do? You can pick up any category like general, politics, entertainment, etc”

Well, the challenge is  called THE NEWS AND PAPER CHALLENGE. And this is the clipping i am using for it .

HOW POWERFUL IS FACEBOOK

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The irony of the situation though! 😛

Its official now that most of the people (62% in US ) get their news updates from Social media.
The study says 44% of US citizens use Facebook  as their source of events and happenings.

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This does not mean that if we are not from US, we don’t. Its just that the study was done there. You can always do a poll of yours. Survey your near and dear ones, and you will find the same result. The percentage may even be higher ( yes, that’s because of maths 😛 ).

The question of the hour is why should this bother us? (After all we are only interested in news about the leaked GOT episode !!!  😛   😉 ).

I don’t know about you (as of now, share your opinions and then i will 😀 ) but somehow this trend disturbs me. I am not saying its wrong. But its not completely right either!

Yes, it has its own share of benefits . It saves the most precious human desire : TIME. You get instant updates about every event around the world. You don’t have to wait for the next day’s paper . And, most importantly you can share and know about other people’s opinions on the matter. In fact , the Facebook programme of marking people safe after any disaster is a commendable initiative . 🙂

But (There is Always a BUT ) there are definite drawbacks to this trend.
The very first being the authenticity .
With every person around the globe , literally , having the power to share anything with the world, it has become very easy for nuisance mongers to spread rumours.Only for fun . Or for publicity.

There is no way you can rely on the truthfulness of the subject, unless it appears in the daily ! The news paper is accountable for its actions. A fake FB profile isn’t .

And being the vocal society we are ,no one bats an eyelid before forming opinions on the basis of these news.
Forming an opinion is fine.
Sharing it with others is also welcome.
But publicly shaming someone on the basis of Evidence from Facebook . That’s the height of stupidity.
In this age and date ,it is a child’s play to morph images and create videos. But it takes a mature human’s sensibility whether to rely on it or not.

With the use and spread of social media , the entire purpose of presenting News is also slowly changing. The Facebook pages of leading Indian dailies and news channels are not concerned about increasing awareness of its readers. Rather its purpose has become sensationalising events to “earn” more likes.

I am not saying social media is a bad place full of pranksters and “hear -me-cos-I-can-abuse” type of people . No . I myself will share this blog post on FB to get more readership. And this blog itself ! helps me connect with so many like minded people from around the world  🙂

All i am saying is let NEWS be a point of discussion here. NOT THE FINAL WORD.

 

 

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Beauty is a state of mind.

DAY 06 ! Plus my first try at fiction writing 😀

Tring tring the bell rang.
She leaped out of her bed.
Baba had already picked up the phone. With knots in her stomach she tried to hear the conversation.
“Hmm”. “Okay”. “Okay”.”No”. Cut. “These salesman today” Baba stomped out of the room.
Oh it was the salesman after all. She went back to her bed again. Closing her eyes she hoped her dream would continue. Of course it didn’t. She was now just laying in her bed , imagining things and rewinding her memory.

Her marriage had been fixed. She had only heard his name. But a name was enough for her to dream. To make plans. And in these plans she even defeated the cheesy Bollywood movies. Day night all she could think of was him.
He had called her last week.
They had talked. He had talked. Told her to meet at the river side this weekend. She had just smiled and agreed.
No Baba wouldn’t know about it. It was her first date . Fathers don’t need to be told about it.

The d day was here. She was getting ready. And with every passing moment she was getting sad.
Each time she looked at her reflection she let out a sigh. Why was she so dark? Why wasn’t she as fair as the other girls. Why was she not beautiful?
And slowly her thought process worsened. What if he doesn’t like her? What if he rejects her?
Oh she panicked. She tried all creams and she tried all remedies.
Nothing would work.
She was still dark. Ugly.

All her dreams came crashing down. The castles she had built, she broke them all. Herself. She didn’t want him to do that. She couldn’t bear someone else do that.

With tears in her eyes and lost hopes she went to the river side. The sun was about to set. Why was he not here yet?? Had he already rejected her?
He could have met her once at least. She was black on the outside. Not inside .

“Sana” called a voice from behind. She had heard that voice before. Butterflies stormed in her stomach.
She turned around.
It was him. Her eyes sparkled but her brain reminded her of the reality that was about to happen.

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They started walking on the beach. Talking. Smiling. They even laughed once.
Oh. So he doesn’t want me to feel bad. He will tell me at the end of the meeting today.

To her surprise he didn’t.
Not this meeting.
Not after any meeting .

And with so many beautiful meetings finally came the day of marriage.

She didn’t want to be heartbroken after this.
She decided to ask him straight.

She called him on his telephone. “Why are you marrying me? I am ugly. I am dark. Why?”.

For an instant , the other side went blank. And with a slight smirk came the reply.
” Do wear the lehenga I have selected for you.” Cut.
Sana couldn’t bear to see the lehenga. She didn’t want to be left at the altar. The lehenga would be so pretty.

Still,the evening came.
The lehenga came. Red and green it was.
A note was there too.

I was in search of skin
Bright or dark, fat or thin
I wanted someone who felt through her heart
You, my dear, have that art.
Who said you are not beautiful?
My brain looses its senses on your one look.
You have a dusky complexion my dear
Why is that wrong I fear!
Your eyes sparkle when you talk
And oh your playful walk

I want to marry you and not your colour.
Its the souls that will be together forever.<3″

Sana was numb. She looked at her smile in the mirror. The billion dollar smile. Oh yes her eyes were sparkling.
Her face was glowing and it was not because of some creams.

Yes she was beautiful. And his love only made her prettier. 🙂

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The EXAM Mania

DAY 05

Yet another exam. 😓
We have all wondered at some point in our life. What is the purpose of these exams ? To test us? And how exactly do they test us by asking us to learn and produce the same information in the same words?
I am sure the person who first thought of this system of exams would have wondered too. But then he would have thought “C’mmon Every one checks knowledge. Let’s test their memory” And see he was so right.
Yes . I can explain. What is the one thing all of us buy today? Mobiles. And what is the first thing that we see in a mobile. It’s speed and it’s memory. Right?

So? Do you realise? How far sighted our forefathers were! They made us give the same test of speed and memory.
Ouch
I am sorry dear phone. For having judged you so much. And i am sorry other phones for not having bought you.☹
Thank you exam setters . Thank you. 😭
And yes one more thing. Screw you.😊😑

Let me remind you ,if it was not already crystal clear that We are Not machines. 🙆🏻
Each of us has a different capability in our own unique way.

But anyways. I am not the bashing kind. So you are forgiven. As it is , given the type you are , you are probably not reading it 😛

So lets forget the exam setters and other people. Let’s talk about ourselves.
Yeah. I am selfish. So lets talk about ourselves from my point of view 😂 ( do share yours too, please 😀)
                                       A day in the exam hall

So the instant I walk into the Hall , I remember all my Gods. Not because I want an easy paper. Or strength to write down the exams. Because I want the most lenient and lazy invigilator. 😂.
After I have found the invigilator and judged him based on his past experiences , I take my seat.
A look is exchanged among all the near and dear neighbours. Time for true brotherhood man ! 🖐🏻High five.
Trust me , if the government departments would have even half the cooperation and understanding like friends in an exam hall..each country would be a better place to live 😂😄

Fine. Bring it on . Bring on the question paper.
The first instruction. Not all questions are compulsory.
Wow. Some blessed souls we are. 😍
And then I look at the questions.
Oh. Not all questions are compulsory , because I won’t be able to attempt the remaining 5 too.
So you need not answer all the questions. You can just laugh and laugh again at the little game played by the teacher. Laugh till you cry. Because eventually you will.
😝
Now there I am with the question paper. As I start attempting I hear someone call me. My friends need me . I must go . I check out the angle of the face of the invigilator and turn to my friend. You have to be real quick at this. Q4 he asks. Back to paper. Oh yes i know it. I turn back my face to help the needy.
Now I don’t know if you have faced the same situation too , but every time I am about to open my mouth to either tell the answer or ask a question the billion dollar question hits me bang on. ” Should i shout? Or should I whisper? Will my voice echo??😳”.

It’s a life saving decision you need to take in a matter of seconds. Hopefully it’s the right choice you make so that you don’t have to repeat yourself.

And so an hour passes. I look around. Every one is busy . Some are racing with their pens. Others with their mind.
Ahh this cruel mind.😏
It makes sure it doesn’t drop a chance to not wander. Thoughts. All kind of them pop up in my mind. Doing exactly what I don’t want them to. So sometimes I will be humming a song I last heard. Or checking out guys and the dresses of girls. Man! Some girls do maintain their fashion sense even during exams😂
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It’s the voice of some one that startles me and brings me back to reality. Mostly the squeal of the invigilator.
I rush back to the next question.
And I don’t know how weird or normal it is. But I completely forget the answer once I start writing it. It comes back in phases 😂
Then comes the most certain question. Obviously from the portion of syllabus you left. 😒
I look at the question. I knew it. I wouldn’t know the answer. But a guess sometimes works 😂😛

Slowly we move on to the last phase of our exams. The “last 30 minutes remaining”phase.
You know there are times when you exactly know what you are doing? 😊
Yes. This is definitely not one of those. 😂
I have no idea how many more questions remaining. Or what I thought i would frame their answers like.
The last 30 minutes bro!🖖🏻
You don’t think. You just vomit albeit with a pen, on the paper, trying your best to make it a legible and recognisable collection of words.
Often I think, it’s not being the most studious that helps you in an exam.( You are the most disturbed and disturbing fellow present though 😂). It helps if you are ambidextrous. 💪🏻
My knuckles are literally crying after today’s exam 🙄😂

Finally the 30 minutes over.
But actually no exam is over until there is that one guy or girl in the hall who goes “Mam please one minute more. Sir just last line.”.
And the others staring at them like “Was there so much to write? “😛

Then you come out of the examination Hall. You face a different kind of exam here. The reality. Because how hard you try not to , people will discuss. And they will make you realise that your answers are wrong. And that you screwed up😂😂😂

Sigh!
Oh wait. How I did forget to mention that one cool guy😎 who walks out of the examination Hall an hour before.
It sometimes hurts to see how lucky the people are who have given up on these worldly possessions 😂😂😂😂😂

Well this is how my experience is about… on a typical exam day in a typical Indian college or school.
I am sure your experiences would differ. Do share your opinions.There is no right or wrong here after all 😀

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WORDS

Day 04 : The haiku challenge. 
In this challenge, i needed to select a given HAIKU  and form a story/poem around it with my own interpretation .

This is the Haiku I selected : 
expressions of face
happy sad angry frown shy
face is the index

And here is my story .

 WORDS 

With his words he tried a lot.
To let the world know he was now a strong man. He didn’t care.
Although , once she walked in , the smile on his face said more .
You could even see the sparkle in his eyes . But it didn’t take longer than a second , for his expressions to change.
First , there was a sigh, then a frown.
With each passing moment he remembered the anger he had grown up with. Or was it the sadness actually ? Unfortunately he had memorised in his memory that day’s scene too well.
The day his mother had cheated on his father.
And him. 
Of course he said he was fine

.But every time his mommy had walked in , the child he had put to sleep long ago , would crave to wake up . 

 

 

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Officially Welcomed: the Liebster Award!!

Hello everyone 😀

A few hours late, thanks to a “story writing competition” i took part in. Yes it was called END SEMESTER EXAMS .  😛

Anyways, Today is the day to be happy and proud. And Happy again. 😀
I have been officially welcomed to the blogosphere by my fellow bloggers Manahaal (She Reflects Blog ) and Unnati (Stories from my diary ❤ ) 😀 . (Do check out their blogs 🙂 )

They have both nominated me for THE LIEBSTER AWARD !! 😀 . Thank you so much ladies . 🙂

Now for the unknown , The Liebster Award is given out by bloggers to fellow bloggers who are new to the blogging community . Obviously , if you appreciate the blog :D.

The Rules of the Game :
1. Acknowledge the blogger(s) who nominated you. 
2. Provide 10 random facts about yourself .
3. Answer the 11 questions that you have been asked. 
4. Nominate 5-11 other newbie bloggers , you find interesting.
5. Ask them 11 Questions. 
And so the process continues . 

So ,well, Let’s begin  😀

Facts about me . I would rather call them as DISCLAIMERS! : 

1. The very basics : I am an almost 22  year old girl ( woman? ) from India. 🙂
2. Still a student. 
3. I will always prefer drinking over eating. Fruit juices and Lassi that is. 😉 
4. I love to Brush my teeth. The fresh after taste is superb 😛
5. A true Cancerian woman I am : Friendly, Sensitive , Caring , Moody and really sexy ! 😛
6.I sleep with the pillow above my head.
7. I can be a very mean Grammar Nazi sometimes. 😉
8.I have watched F.R.I.E.N.D.S for an infinite number of times. 
9.I love to do the Dhinchak Bollywood dance. If there’s music around, You can’t stop me mate !
10. The Full Moon is my idea of beauty 🙂

Well , time to answer your questions :D.

Usually people have 11 questions to answer, but being the lucky girl with 2 nominations I have 22 to go. 
Hope you read it all ! 😀

1.Who are you ? ( In one sentence only) : I am the girl you  always find staring at something (someone actually 😉 )
2.Do you believe education is same as learning? : NO. You learn a lot from heart-breaks ! 😛
3.If you could start over, what would you change? : I have a very lousy way of sitting. I would definitely improve my posture .
4.Who is your favourite person? : Phoebe Buffay. Only if she was real.
5. What is something people would be surprised to know about you? : Surprises are surprising ,if they come out as planned. So sshh!!!
6. Favourite author and their best book? : No favourite author. But a very favourite book. Gone with the wind ❤
7. If given a chance to be invisible , what would you do ? : Definitely , burglary!
8.Would you rather only be able to whisper or be able to shout? : Whisper . And carry a loud speaker always.
9.What is happiness for you ? : My mother’s happiness.
10.Would you rather be able to open your mouth or never be able to close your eyes? : Open my mouth. I want to sleep with my eyes closed.
11.Your inspiration and why so ? : Calvin from Calvin and hobbes. Why ? See here :Of roles and Models
12. What’s your favourite food? : I am not a One food woman ;). But my sister’s favourite is Dal Makhani. So that’s like national food for my family 😛
13.Your favourite song ? : ” Neele Neele ambar par” ..la la la laaa
14. Are you studying to become what you want to or what your parents want you to become? : Well , i am studying what my parents want to become what i want to become. Rich . 🙂
15.If given a chance to go on a date with a celebrity , who would that be ? : Hands down .SHAHRUKH KHAN . ❤
16.Define success : The feeling you get when you think your efforts have been rewarded.
17. Are you happy with your life ?: Yes. But who doesn’t want a little more ? 😉
18. What’s your favourite memory as a child? : Getting ready for school 🙂
19. What is the biggest achievement of your life till now ? : Making it to IIM Ahmedabad.
20. What’s your life’s purpose? : To make sad people happy 😀
21. Who came first , the egg or the chicken ? Explain the reason. : The chicken.  Because Chandler Bing said so 😛 
22. How do you handle negative people? : By making weird faces at them. And then Writing about it . 🙂

Yayy. Did it 😀

Now for the almost last part, I nominate the following bloggers 🙂

  • Vyomika singh
  • Jamie Gibson
  • Shubdha Kulkarni
  • Khan’s Lantern
  • Awkward Babble
  • Debbie Studios
  • Over analysing literature (P.S  I don’t know if all of you are new bloggers but i have come across your blog recently and would love to know you more : )Alrighty guys , Here are your questions . Have Fun 🙂

    1. Are you a morning person or a night person ?
    2. Whose birthday after yours are you really excited about ?
    3. Would you exchange your life with some one else? Who would it be?
    4. What is your ultimate time travel destination?
    5. would you want to change your name? To what?
    6.Ever slapped a person in public? Wanted to ?
    7. The Best day of your life till now?
    8. Your favourite dish?
    9 . A tagline for yourself :
    10 . The last line of your biography would be?

    That’s it people. Thank you for being such a patient reader.
    Go on , share your opinions about me now 😀 😀

 

 

 

Thoughts…

DAY 03 : IBMC #03- Risk for a random challenge 

The terms of the challenge : It’s a challenge to see how random can you be. Write ten sentences where there is no connection to each other. Go as random as you can get.

Well, Challenge Accepted. 😉 :D.

Random sentences , yet connected. Go on have a deep thought 🙂

April 1 is celebrated as Fools day. The neighbour’s door bell had rung twice. As I tossed and turned in bed, the clock struck 3. There were 4 people in the family. 5 years of marriage is not long , but  five years of compromise ..definitely .Snoopy had given birth to 6 puppies just yesterday. 7 days and a week is over, yet again. The 8th month would mean the third trimester and soon it would all end. Kids grow up so fast , baby Kia would turn 9 this year.
The Marriage was held in the summer of April 2010.

 

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Incredible Blogger Marathon Challenge#01

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WHEN I SEE YOU …..

“When I see you , in the day or in the night there is this one thought that crosses my mind each time. Why would God do that you? I have heard God is a nice fellow. He helps all. May be he was smoking some kind of pot when he created you. Because that’s the only explanation. My faith can be restored in him only if I pass you off as one of his jokes!. Just look at you. So pretty. Those big eyes. That little pointed nose. The sway of your hips when you walk. And those hair? They can drive anyone crazy. God gave you all of this and then he took away your conscience.
I know you are lucky darling !
Make the best use of this luck. Aim for being a girl. A “bitch” walks on 4 legs ,just remember that. ”

😉

Just a message for the people who think Beauty is in short dresses and long hair. No , it’s there , right in your heart ❤
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DAY 1 : Things that make me Happy .

I have a new name for myself.

 Ms Lazybones.

 I am so lousy , so lazy and yet so pretty ^-^ . ( lame as well ? 😛 )

This blog has been around , waiting for me to update it and I  am all like, No, Not today. For days and weeks.
So  for the sake of you, My Peppynoytes, I take up a challenge.

The 30 Day writing challenge.  b1

I am going to blog.
Random things.
About me.
About life.
About us 🙂

And today its going to be the 10 THINGS THAT MAKE ME REALLY HAPPY.

This looks so easy ans simple to list. But do you realise the amount of pain I had to go through when I was striking off some points “ that could not make it to the list”??? Oh boy! Do you ?

So well with a hand on my heart and a billion dollar smile on my face , lets get started

1. Home made food.  b3
To understand why this is on number 1 , you would have to be either a hosteller or a corporate victim , who survives on McD and Dominos for 4 out of 7 days a week . 😦
My plate may not be served with all those luxurious and impossible- to- pronounce dishes.Just  Plain, pure, boring food made by my mom . Dal Chawal , if you must.
I will relish that  to the last bite. OM NOM NOM all the way!

2.Talking.b4
Anytime. Anywhere. Anyone .( Okay, not every one actually :P) . Anything. I love to chatter away all the time. Never too lazy for that . 😀
You will listen me blabber about my life. Your crush. SRK’s movies .The new restaurant.Lilly singh. Pretty much anything.

3.New clothes.
Crisp. Clean. Pretty clothes. Its like I don’t even need any accessories the first time I wear a new dress. I have  a 100 watt smile pasted across my face. 😀

4. Reading. Old books.b5
Like the really old –rusty –brown paged books.  I  am not a kindle person  by choice.  The feeling when you hold a book and curl up in your bed , its beyond my capability to describe in words. And their smell? Oh My God!  It drives me crazy. I feel like it even turns me on! 😉

5. Helping Friends.
I feel so satisfied when I am of use to my friends. Whether its giving advices, listening to their troubles or even giving my notes.
Yeah I also feel happy when I help them pass a test, but can’t say it in public with so many judge-y eyes looking at me “ That’s not what a friend would do!”. Yes. But exam time  is not the time to  preach. Just tell the answers . 😛 😛 .

6.Writing . b8
Of course. This HAD to be on the list. Framing sentences with just the right choice of words to describe exactly what you are feeling. That’s an achievement. And the pleasure is all mine *-*.
But i don’t like typing . So you see, that’s how it all gets delayed 😀
Give me a pen and paper. All my notebooks have my many  masterpieces jotted down in them . 😛

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When the sun is displaying all its might and you shut the drapes, drink a glass of cool water , close your eyes and just get lost in the magical word of “Sleep”. Nothing calms me down more than this. I don’t even realise what day or century it is sometimes when I wake up . Oh yes.  I  am back to reality again .    -_-

8.The October weather.
The clear bright sky. Cool breezes. The nature at its best , if you ask me. Its not biting cold. Its not burning hot. Neither is it still and dull.  Its just perfect. I am at my peppiest and happiest best in Octobers.

“Outside, a gusty October breeze was combing leaves from the trees and sending them across her backyard in colorful skitters.”

Stephen King, Full Dark, No Stars

9. My BIRTHDAYS.
With the entire world wishing me to be happy on that day , can I help not being THE HAPPIEST this day?  Oh I love the attention , the wishes  and of course the gifts that I receive .  I am on top of the world on the 6th of july . ( You see what I did there ? ;). Yes wish me this year 😛 ).
And I feel like I must mention here , that it’s the entire concept of birthdays that make me happy.  Who was the great person  to have thought of it!  I feel like it would be a woman. Am I too sexist ? 😛 . But guys  are just so normal even on birthdays! :P.
Everything looks so beautiful and decorated. then there is that delicious fancy cake 😀

10. The WEIRD STUFF.
okay . I may come across as insane, but there is this one thing that literally makes me so happy , I feel like blessing anyone who comes across.
 You see, with the sweet blood I have, a lot and believe me A LOT of mosquitoes bite me. Specially on my feet.  NO! THIS DOESN’T MAKE ME HAPPY!!.
But when I pour ice cold , chilly water on these bites, it’s a heavenly feeling altogether. And no, don’t put your feet under the tap. Don’t ruin it. Slowly  and slowly. Drop by drop . Treasure the pleasure ,mate!

There I did it.  10 things 😀
Lets see what tomorrow brings . ❤