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Thursday, June 18th, 2009 | Author:

A minute ago, I just realized that there was not even a single member of the content team around. Swapna is working, but thousands of miles away. Vidya and Pallavi are also out of town. Ranjit’s leg is still troubling her. Asif and Raji have not been keeping well. Mayank, I guess, is preparing for his exams.  Oh my god, this is sounding like a leave request mail.  But, i am not done. Priya and Shalini have left. Palash, where are you? Oh…here he comes. And, Piyush sir (in our dearest Sachin’s language) ko bahar ghoomne ki hawa lag gayi hai ! 🙂

Missing you all…

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Thursday, June 18th, 2009 | Author:

Love thy all!

Nai Dilli
Hey my name is pug, the AD wala. I am undoubtedly a celebrity land mammal. I feel great when I come out of my master’s apartment in a place called New Delhi in India. I am a craze particularly in the urban area. I feel like a prince, especially when I am out for a morning or an evening walk with Bholu, my Gorkha keeper. Strangers, you know, complete strangers come upto me, cuddle, give me names and coo-chi-coo me. I am popular among children as well. Though my mum used to tell me that to her comparison my generations of doggies have become more popular and {psst expensive also}. I tried to find the reasons – I met a friend, a fellow pup you know, se lives just two blocks away. She is called Jane. She told me that a telephone company “Hutchison” ran a series of TV and print advertisements featuring US. The advertisements were aesthetic and cool. So cool hai hum.

My history
I am one of the most smartest dog around and Intelligent too, Stanley Coren says so, who is Stanley? I don’t know, but he has conducted some kind of a research on us, so funny. We are everywhere on the papers, TV and the internet. A site called Wikipedia says that we love company of human beings. True, we love men and women. If I go by my historical presence then it goes like this. Emperor, Ling (168-190 AD) of China used to take care of us and we were guarded by soldiers and given the best meat and rice. Then started our European journey, we were smuggled by the Dutch and introduced to the Kings and Queens of the then monarchy. My forefathers were in company of a King called Napolean Bonaparte and his wife. Then came HRH- her Royal Highness Queen Victoria, she loved us and expanded our popularity to a next level. My ancestors and fellow mates have acted in films like The Adventures of Milo and Otis, Men In Black,  The Clique Series, Massie Block, Disney’s Pocahontas, George Lopez. See, ain’t I special?  We like a man’s girl friend also have many names, international fame you know. Mops in Germany/Holland, Mopsi in Finland, Carline in France, the Spanish call me Doguillo and in India I am not sure but I have heard children shouting “phone wala kutta’- phone Wala? Yeah, that’s India.

Today and my future
Friends, are you guessing why I want to express? I want to say few things. As I told you about my origination before. We are used to cooler climatic condition. I know I am show piece doggie, but such extreme heat these days leave me panting. Another friend of mine died during the summers, you know. We are sophisticated and need care. One more thing, the street doggies or the mix breed envy me, though I don’t like them growling at me, but this is something which is not in my control. Right? I am attacked quite frequently and got hurt on my back. One last thing, I’me stolen for money, a friend was picked by unknown people and his master never saw him. One last thing, despite my race which is superior I want to make peace with the street and poor doggies. I have a good nature and good at heart, basically. I stand for equality and harmony – No violence against animals. The Dog – Man’s best friend.

Thank you VEranDA.

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Thursday, February 26th, 2009 | Author:

I was AMONG the FEW LUCKY people in this WORLD, who join an organization and the very next thing that they get to know is of a contest going on. I was very excited when I got to know of my luck and the fact that there is a blogging contest going on.

Don’t get me wrong here, it had nothing to do with my intentions of winning the contest. I was excited…looking forward to read what others would write, I thought of getting to know every one through their thoughts which they would pen down…oops type down.

But the sky came crashing on me, when THE BIG BOSS with THE BIG EYES, gave me the news that I did not have a choice and had to participating in the contest. (Why was he calling it blogging contest….then, why not blogging EXERCISE????) anyways, I love my job. So I didn’t MESS with THE BOSS and agreed to write.

I can’t even visualise my self writing in my dreams. All the writing stuff I can relate to is THE ESSAYS I WROTE on ‘MY BEST FRIEND’ and ‘THE COW’ while in school (yes, I did go to one).

Now, this was giving me NIGHTMARES, DAY MARES and all the OTHER MARES. I RACED MY BRAIN to figure out what to write. ( hey…I got a MRI scan of my head done recently and now I have a DOCUMENTED PROOF that I have something up there in my head and it is in working condition,.) So please…. no need for second thoughts here.

After exercising my brain a lot,( ALAS !….I did not even loose a pound after all this exercise :-(, I feel like suing the person who said exercise leads to weight loss.) Anyways, I had a more important task at hand than SUING THAT JERK. So I decided to write something about ME and LOVE. So that if at all; you cannot relate to one aspect of it. you all could relate to the other 😉

LOVE; the most difficult word to be explained, yet the most WONDERFUL thing on this earth. ALAS it can’t be expressed in WORDS (ESPECIALLY by a person like ME). To understand it you have to experience it.

By the time I could REALIZE all this, I was already in LOVE. I don’t know when i fell in LOVE, I don’t know when it STARTED or HOW it STARTED, by the time I REALIZED all this, I was HEAD OVER HEELS IN LOVE.


I’m so MADLY in LOVE with him that I see HIM ALL AROUND (LOVE is INTOXICATING man…………..!) I see HIM EVERY WHERE and in EVERY ONE ……when I look at my neighbour, my colleague or anyone for this matter I see HIM SMILING THROUGH them. You must be thinking I’m MAD ! But that’s true my friend……… LOVE DOES DRIVE YOU CRAZY 🙂

Since I see HIM every where and in everyone; I keep SMILING at everyone. and I’m sure any one would look BETTER when they SMILE and I’m no different. I should thank HIM for making me look PRETTIER! ( I don’t know WHY I DON”T FEEL like being MODEST rite now???)

PEOPLE who HEAR this SAY that I’m CRAZY and I’m DRIVING THEN CRAZY TOO. They think I CANNOT LOVE HIM like this and if at ll I do, then I MUST BE REALLY REALLY CRAZY. ( I SHOULD still be THANKFUL to them for at least not getting me into an ASYLUM 🙂 )

But I REALLY DON’T CARE about what they FEEL as I KNOW I Love HIM and HE LOVES ME TOO, and that is ALL I CARE ABOUT.

NOW YOU would be WONDERING, HOW can I be so SURE that he LOVES ME too.

OK, LET ME tell you that also :-). He KEEPS ASSURING me that HE LOVES ME. HE TAKES CARE of ME and PAMPERS me. He GETS me EVERYTHING I need without me ASKING for it; EVEN ONCE.

HE MAKES all the EFFORTS to KEEP ME SMILING every time.(NOT LITERALLY every time OF COURSE). HE does make me CRY sometimes, probably because HE finds ME CUTE when I CRY, but HE MAKES IT UP for that quickly and GIVES ME a reason to SMILE soon. DON”T YOU feel all this is ENOUGH of an assurance for me? or for this matter ANYONE?

I HAVE ALL THESE REASONS to prove my love but THE WORLD always HAS ONE SINGLE LOGIC (or THE LACK OF IT, I must say) to prove me wrong. THEY SAY I CANNOT be in LOVE with HIM because he is GOD.

SO WHAT? who TOLD THEM GOD doesn’t want LOVE??? or GOD hates BEING LOVED?

For them HE is ONLY GOD, they SEE HIM only in MURALS and BOOKS. ….FOR ME, HE is my sweetheart; my everything.I DON’T SEE HIM in a particular FORM or PLACE. I SEE him, I FEEL him and I SENSE him every where. He is NOT just the GOD to ME …HE IS MY WORLD……….MY LOVE.





Wednesday, February 18th, 2009 | Author:

Marriage… It doesn’t matter whether it is love or arranged, important is happy married life and it depends on personal understanding of couple, so we can’t say which is better or which is bad.

If I start comparing love and arranged marriages we will see that both has certain pros and cons. Most of the people have perception in their mind that arranged marriages are ideal marriages. But from my point of view it’s not true .there are certain things, which are found in love marriages and not in arranged. Like spending time together and getting to know each other. Because when you have decided to spend the life together it is important you know the person. There should be mental compatibility and understanding among both of you. And this happens when you spend time together. On this people may argue that even after knowing each other for so long then why people get divorced after marriage. It is because when two people are in love they are at their best to impress each other. They behave, they talk and they wear what the other person likes. But it is after marriage that you get to know the real person. There are couples who are still discovering each other even after twenty years of their marriage. This is the actual beauty of a relationship where everyday you discover a new thing about your partner.

In case of arranged marriages the relation starts when the girl and the boy get to know each other in a couple of meeting before the final commitment. Before deciding anything the parents check the family background and financial stability. Which is also very important. As most of the people have an idea that those who go for arranged marriages are not in an advantageous position but it’s not so you may get the right person for whom you have been waiting. Even in love marriages after many years of courtship people find their partner not suitable and they break up. So it is not about spending time together but successful marriage is all about understanding and respecting each other’s feelings, love and concern. It is argued that love marriages offer more independence and freedom as compared to arranged marriages since both of them knows each other so the social pressure and family pressure is less. If you know somebody before marriage it allows partners to have better respect and understanding for each other’s needs and desires. In love marriages expectations are more compared to arrange marriages, as they know each other and want their partner to act in the best possible manner. But sometimes these expectations become harmful.

Love or arranged both is based on empathy, responsibility, commitment, love and concern. So it’s not just about initial love and attraction it needs a lot of dedication and effort to sustain a marriage. So there is nothing like an ideal marriage it’s all about the way you perceive your marriage. After all you should be happy with your life partner irrespective of love or arranged marriage.

Personally speaking I would prefer an arranged marriage. Now the question why? In Arrange…whole family is involved. both one have a mind set to respect each other later on when understanding start growing between each other…then anything may come up if it’s in favor then good…if not in favor then family will be the most supportive at that time. But In love marriage…in difficult situation…all we have to manage our self… even families are helpless in few cases.