Monthly Archives: July 2012

Then and Now

Seeing this made me sad. Really really sad. 😦 😦

Remember when Joey says – Why God? Why are you doing this to us?? 😦

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Blood relations

There are days and then there are days! Yesterday was one such day. I spent first half of the day shopping for my upcoming engagement πŸ˜‰ (You must be thinking what a way to break the news :P) totally ignorant about how the second half of the day would turn out. Having shopped until we could carry no more bags, me and a friend got into an auto to go home. This is when I realized I had forgotten the keys to my house. Since my parents were running about making arrangements for the engagement, they were gonna return only late night and I had to stay at my friend’s place.

During the return, the friend of mine was trying to contact people with O -ve blood group. A colleague of hers needed the blood for his sister. The girl was admitted after being diagnosed with dengue. The platelets count had gone down and they needed a donor. She had a cousin and an aunt who were ready to donate. They went to the hospital, only to hear from the doctor that they need a male donor, above 60kgs. Why couldn’t they have given the same information before? 😑 It would have saved so much effort and time! The effort could have been utilized in the right direction.

When she called me and informed the same. I called up a few other friends and started searching online. I found a link to bharatbloodbank where people who are ready to donate blood register with their information. I could do a search based on State/City/Area. I looked for the nearest area to the hospital in which the girl was. I didn’t have much hope on finding someone and when the first two calls turned out to be non-existent and out-of-service numbers, my hopes went down. The third donor listed was a lady. There was just one more person left in the list.

I am generally very apprehensive about talking to strangers, giving my number at different sites etc, due to certain incidents that have happened previously. The worst one was very recent, with some guy who I assume had got hold of my number when I took a Tata Photon connection and kept calling me continuously, not even letting me make other calls. I had to download an application and block all his calls.Β  But this time, I didn’t hesitate making a call on some strange number. It turned out to be the right person. His name was Mr.Narendra (I think it’s totally worth mentioning :)). He didn’t think twice before agreeing to go to the hospital to make a donation. It was nearly 9 in the night and the person could have easily put his own comfort/priorities over some stranger’ s need. But hats off to him to agree instantly. I was humbled by his selflessness. Thanked him profusely and gave him the details of whom he has to meet.

We still had to wait for the tests, to see if the doctors could take his blood. Luckily, I heard from my friend at around 11 in the night that it was fine and his blood was taken. The girl has been administered with the platelets today morning and has shown improvements. I just pray that everything goes well and she recovers soon.

The only thing I have been thinking from yesterday is, it was so great of the person to agree to a stranger’s request. Such people, make you realize that there is still some humanity left in this world, which otherwise shows only it’s cruel side of selfishness, hatred, deceit and indifference to strangers. We have all been a part of it too, sometime, somewhere…

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Conversations and me

Guess it’s time I improved my conversational skills. It takes me a really long time to get going. Writing my thoughts here, I feel, is far simpler for me. But off late I have had problems with that too. Previously, if I thought about writing something, thoughts would flow easily.Β  There were times when at the end of publishing a post, I would realize I left out writing some more things. I wish speaking was that easy.

I figure out that making a conversation is difficult for me as I would have already had that conversation a million times in my head. By the time I actually get to speaking, I would be all exhaustedΒ  by the overworking mind! Starting a conversation is one of the most difficult things for me. If it’s another person doing it and the topic is of my interest, then my words start flowing. If it is a friend whom I am talking to and they speak of their concerns or problems or happiness, I always listen. I end up generally listening and not sharing my stuff. If it’s some conversation which doesn’t interest me, I choose to ignore it and swim deeply in my thoughts, adding a hmm, oh!, ok…, is it? and so on.. πŸ˜€ It helps, if we are in a group or on on phone, then I need not even keep looking at the person. πŸ˜›

Nowadays I have lost the enthu to talk and to write. A couple of unfinished posts lying in my drafts. Some how the continuity breaks and then I don’t feel like getting back to it. I was the sort of a person who used to argue a lot, if it was something that I don’t believe in or agree to. Nowadays there’s no zeal for that either. I start feeling there’s no point arguing and give it up, just become silent. I don’t feel like calling up friends and long conversations on the phone tire me and make me irritable. Sometimes feel, days without a cell phone were a bliss!

I am not sure, how long this phase is going to last. Not even sure, if it’s just a phase. 😐

So, what have you been upto? Care to give me any tips?

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Show Time

The last weekend was so much fun! With friends having come down from Pune, we roamed around and watched two movies on consecutive days. πŸ™‚

On Saturday, we went to Bol Bachchan. OMG! I found it a b-o-r-e. It was a big screen Comedy Circus. The movie was filled with people from the show. The comedians, Krishna, VIP (thankfully Saloni ko nahi liya), the judge Archana Puran Singh, yahan tak ki jokes bhi!! Abominable!Β I felt that Rohit Shetty got out of the judge’s seat, took everyone around and made a movie. Probably the only person who was paid for the movie was Abhishek Bachchan. Ajay Devgan produced it himself and the heroines had miniature roles. πŸ™‚ At the beginning of the movie Amitabh Bachchan saysΒ “movie mein hum hai nahi, sirf humara naam hi hai”. By the end of the movie I felt,Β “thank god! aap nahi the”.Β  Ajay Devgan, I guess is having difficulty getting out of the Singham mode. πŸ˜€ Probably the only other movie which I had found worse than this was Houseful. I had slept off in the theatre, when watching that. πŸ˜€ Overall, if you are a person who enjoys the jokes on comedy circus, you might enjoy the movie. Some of the dialogues with Ajay Devgan’s English translation was funny. Prachi Desai looked pretty as ever! I am not too fond of Asin, so no comments on her. πŸ˜›

Sunday, we watched Cocktail. It was a fun movie. One time watch. In my opinion, the new girl Diana is pretty and good at acting too.. Saif was his usual self. In fact I laughed much more on the jokes in this movie than the former. But his age has started to show. Gone are the days of DCH. 😦 Deepika looks amazing! Wish she could act equally good. πŸ˜› A typical, modern day love triangle, fun to watch if you go with friends. The name of Saif’s character in the movie is Gautam. There was this huge group who had come to watch the movie and were sitting in a row in front of us. There was a guy by the same name in their group. The entire time, the others in the group kept pulling his leg and bursting out into loud laughter at the jokes. πŸ˜€ Great fun!

But, come to think of it, none of the movies nowadays are heart touching. They don’t leave an impression on you. It’s just become entertainment for a couple of hours. There used to be movies which moved us.Anand was one such movie for me. I have always liked Rajesh Khanna and loved many of his movies. Like they say, all good things have to come to an end. 😦 May his soul Rest In Peace.

Talking of movies, I saw Letters to Juliet, once again. πŸ™‚ I love this movie! It’s amazingly romantic. Leaving you with a hope and dream. If you haven’t watched it yet, then please do!

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L-a-z-y

Lazy.. Pure lazy.. That’s what I’ve been. Procrastinating everything.. The very little work at office has made me more sluggish. 😐 So much so that I’ve been postponing everything, studying for job interviews, the knitting/crocheting for the Ravelry group, the reading.. everything. What I’ve been doing is watching F.R.I.E.N.D.S, like there’s no tomorrow.. πŸ˜€

P.S: I’ve been telling myself I’ll be back on track, once I finish all the seasons (Again!). Luckily I’m already on the 10th. πŸ™‚

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