Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Posted by Deepti at 9:33 PM
Monday, December 29, 2008
It feels like forever since i wrote on my blog. There seems to be so much to write about, the vellore trip, the exhibition at college, the stella culturals, the loyola culturals, but for some reason i just don feel like writing.. no i'm not depressed.. neither m i lazy ( eh maybe a LIL bit) but seriously, no mood to write..
Posted by Deepti at 5:27 AM
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane, i'd no doubt walk up to heaven and bring you home again
He'd always sit there on the sofa.. Always in that corner.. Either a cigarette or the newspaper in hand.. Grey shirt, black shorts..His presence almost unnoticed and unknown to those who walked in and out of the door.. His leg moving up and down as if in rhythm with one of the magical tunes he'd helped create...
Posted by Deepti at 8:15 AM
Saturday, November 29, 2008
I've been listening to "ain't it funny" all mornin.. why? I don't know.. but so much of the lyrics make sense..
Posted by Deepti at 1:55 AM
Saturday, November 22, 2008
What does one do when one gets a topic such as " Uncle chip- aunty's processing weapon" as their adzap topic? Well yeah that had us thinking or a bit too, but then when yu have mokkai queens such as supri, me and vedha around, there's never a lack of humour even in the worst of topics.
Posted by Deepti at 9:23 AM
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Posted by Deepti at 11:44 AM
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
It's become a common joke in class now, people call me and say " hey dp, coll is off for 2 FULL days, aren't you going to kerala??" So now you probably know how frequent my visits have been.. Its always something or the other-poojas, marriages, land issues..whatever.. And since amma goes and dad's always on tour i ALWAYS have to accompany her.
Posted by Deepti at 5:34 AM
Friday, October 24, 2008
Posted by Deepti at 6:27 AM
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Posted by Deepti at 10:20 AM
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Yes you brilliant soul who got the hint from the title, indeed i am refering to the temple town of மதுரை (OK i wonder if that was spelt right!! )
Posted by Deepti at 10:02 AM
Every once in a while, one needs a change.. something different about something.. Not cos things aren't good the way they are ( maybe they are) but cos one wants to explore newer pastures.
And well thats the same reason i've been searching for better templates ( than the simple ones blogger provides us with).
And now, thanks to the initiative Vedha took, i have a new look to my blog..
well its not ALL that different now, but why change everything all together? let's go one step at a time :)
Posted by Deepti at 7:35 AM
Friday, September 5, 2008
All of us had been cramming up for our exams for the past few days and had (almost) completely forgotten bout "Teacher's day"
Only on 4th night were we ( well atleast the 2nd years) frantically texting each other discussiing what we should do for the special day (though honestly half the ppl called to ask wat the portions for the UNIX pracs were.. lol)
lets have a lil flash bak now shall we..
let me explain the scene. its around 7 in the eve on the 4th, here i was searchin for the print outs of the programs and tryin to hunt them on the groups at the same time, the last thing i wanna d o is answer the phone.But hey its supri callin so i HAD to answer especially considerin the current scenario. so anyway..
DP: haan bol ( wat? that's how i always start a convo with supri)
Supri: What are we gonna do tomoro?
DP: i don know dude, i cant find the programs hunting for them on the groups, not started studyin yet.
Supri: Bledy! i'm not talking bout the exams, it's teachers day tomoro, wat are we doin for the teachers?
DP: oh shit, i forgot. So wat do we do?
Supri: thats wat i'm askin yu.
DP: and thats wat I'M askin YU.
Supri: oh man, lets get them a cake.
DP: ask vedha.
Supri: k wat else can we do?
DP: uh.... *thinks while still searchin for programs* ask vedha??!!??
Supri: aaaaaaaaaaaargh.. i mean wat do we get them
DP:* finds the file* YAY
DP: oh no nothin.. huh yeah yeah gr8 idea..
Supri: i never said anything. i ASKED yu somethin
Supri: wat do we GET THEM!!!!!!!!!!
DP: oh yaaaaaaa.. hey wait i'll sketch
Supri: yu don have the time
Supri: though i dare yu, yu cant draw a pic of HOD smilin
DP: oh yeah?? yu're on! wats the bet.
Supri: hey wait! yu're Deepti, the HOD always smiles at yu, so yu wont need much imagination.No seriously dude wat do we get them
DP: lets all pass in tomoro's exam nd tell them "ma'am the best gift a student can give a teacher, no errors in a compsci program..
Supri: Mokkai man! he he he he
DP: hmph so wat do we get them
Supri: tell yu wat, call reenu, she always has brilliant ideas
DP: wogays, nd yu call madam council member, she may have planned somethin.. oh nd yeah, ask vedha
Supri: yeah yeah..
And then we move onto the next convo, me callin reenu
Reenu: yeah dude i was jus gonna call yu. there's this event tomro for samsung, charles jus called me bout it, he needs an MC, its tomoro nd day after, 11 to 8 at island grounds. He's already got all the girls for promotional activities their pay isnt much. if yu go as an MC they'll pay around 2k. travel is paid for.... *stops to breath*
DP: uh... hi!
Reenu: the work'll be pretty easy nd see the pay is good, they need ppl who're good in english nd fun loving ppl, deepa's english isnt all that great, i don think priya can handle somethin like that, i'm sure that upa's family wont let her out so late, plus they need a good looking person
DP: *wonders if that was an indirect compliment*
Reenu:so yu're like the ideal person to go. the same thing'll probably be there next weekend for the same pay. I'll give yu charles number...*stops to breath again*
DP:*clears throat* hang on hang on.What bout tomoro?
Reenu: oh no no the event starts only on the saturday nothing tomoro though if yu want to do something tomoro, there's this OTHER event charles and i were talkin bout. all though the pay isnt all that great...
Reenu: yeah wat?
DP: i wasnt talkin bout the event.
Reenu: oh shit yeah the pracs. oh man i donno wat i'm gonna do tomoro, i have no idea wats to study in UNIX
DP: welcome to the club but i was refering to teachers day.What do we do for the teachers?
Reenu: uh yu wanna do somethin?
DP: uh it'd be nice if we could.
Reenu: cake it IS then.
DP: thats it?
Reenu: uh i think thats enuf for them, wat else dyu wanna do.
DP: i have NO clue.
Reenu: tell yu wat? ask vedha.
DP: Supri's probably doin that right now
Reenu: OH... Supri... she got any plans?
Reenu: hmmm well wat bout the event, i know 8 is late but it'll be worth it. blah blah blah
DP: *readin program for 2d rotation* ah huh? hmmm.. yeeeeeeeeah.. right right.. *after readin it* hey i'll jus call supri again, i'll get bak to yu bout the event.. ciao for now
Reenu: yeah dude.
....and all WE had to do was make noise :)
the music had been planned so had the games, the cake was ready
nd so were the speeches
(well except for KD's who had the first line " Hey ppl this is KD" nd the last line" nd finally i thank yu")
but the end result was amazing and boy did we have fun.. whether it was the impromptu speeches..(must say sd's was the BEST) all she did was give that AMAZIN amile nd say "uh.... THANK yu" nd quickly turn around.
Then of course we had the official "floral welcome"
nd then the time for the teachers to give speeches where HOD ( in response to Chitu's question,repeated haridas sir's fav line and) said " Yu're ALL my gems ma, how can i segregate nd say who is better than the other? you're all the same to me".
Then as always we had the games, musical chairs nd HOD won.. YAY!
well all in all it was jus so much fun that i wish days like this would come more often
so here's to all those teachers who guided us all thro' our life.
HAPPY TEACHER'S day!
Posted by Deepti at 10:16 AM
Saturday, August 30, 2008
ha ha i know the title is pretty kooky, cudnt come up with anythin better.. So anyway,friday was really special for various reasons..The first being, i got to meet the governor.. yup yup i met MR. Barnala in person. wat was the occasion you ask? well, 15 students from MOP were selected to attend a workshop on lifestyle diseases..And i was one of those "lucky" fifteen.(SERENDIPITY i say!) So as per instructions, we all met up at 9 at Roypettah hospital only to find a band playin there and ofcourse a few other confused souls such as us. Every 15 mins, a car seemed to be leaving with atleast 5 or 6 girls in it.. i know wat you're thinkin, i was pretty much thinkin the same.. So then, we walked upto this lady who seemed to be the lady in charge and asked her where exactly we had to go and said we'd even walk to the place and din need the car. in reply to that, the lady (whom i later came to know was called LION LALITHA) flashed her BEAutiful yellow teeth at us and said " kanna yu cant WALK to guindy". since we din know wat that meant, we jus waited with the others.
there were no chairs to sit and it was bloody hot, and ofcourse the band addin to the torture, supri, me nd walked upto the flag post (which luckily for us was under the shade of a tree) and sat on the lil podium like thingi and started wastin time doin wat we do best, crackin baseless jokes or makin random remarks bout strangers..
10.30 by the time transport FINALLY arrived. Oh if you're thinkin we too were stuffed into an innova or a honda city, your wrong.. WE got the privilege of getting SQUISHED into a PTC bus.. yes folks, they hired good old Pallavan to take us.
so there we are, on the road, some 60 girls stuffed on a bus goin ALL the way from roypettah to guindy.my only sorce of entertainment, some high drama messages courtesy vedha.
After wat seemed like a half hours journey, we finally were there.. where?? there.. where?? lol RAJ BHAVAN.. home of ( you guessed it right) the governor himself
we walked in.. the PACK led by the MOPians ( who obviously seemed to be more alive than anybody else) all of us strolling casually, makin the most of the oppurtunity. Must say, it quite reminds you of IITM. The fresh green, the random deer, the nicely laden roads and most importantly, the serenity. but i guess we were walkin a bit TOO casually, cos this police jeep stopped beside us nd this grumpy cop asked vidya "endha college? suthi pakadhaku vandhingala?"
then there we were( after the security check), at the hall where the inauguration was to be, trust me, it was PACKED. seriously.. there were jus random seats here nd there which were vacant, half of which had been "reserved" for some lion club meber or the other.
End result, those who werent quick/ smart enough, had to stand.. (bad event management i say, sundari ma'am wud be ashamed) :P
then at about 11.30 the function FINALLY started, there were these whole bunch of dignitaries.
well for the description, yu can check this article out "http://www.thehindu.com/2008/08/30/stories/2008083055420500.htm"
but for MY side of the story, read on.. :P
there was this guy DR Rajendran if i'm nnot mistaken, superintendant, Roypettah hosp. 2 words to describe him "CONTROL FREAK". he jus WOULDNT let go of the mike, even if he had to sneeze, he'd do so into the mike, even if he had to answer a call, he'd do so into the mike. wierd but entertaining guy.
then there was MR. Paneerselvam, ( later christened PISSAselvam for obvious reasons) who spoke really well, though i cudnt understand most of his speech cos he spoke in HIGH level tamil.. the only part which I got was when he kept sayin how the youth of today should cycle nd not eat PISSA nd BERGER.
If i could give out awards, the MISS ENTHUSIASTIC award would Definitely have gone to this aunty in ORANGE who kept clappin for EVERYTHIN.. ( i'm amazed she din clap after the national anthem)
then there was the governor who spoke bout the workshop and its importance and the need to create an awareness.. honestly, he pretty much said the same things that everyone else who had been on stage said. but its the way his excellency said it that made you sit up and actually listen.. his tone was like that of a grandfather tellin his grandchildren a story, where the tone though not overly dramatic, holds your attention.(unfortunately the lady next to me, some prof from MEENAKSHI college, slept off)
But the sweetest things the governor said were 1. Apologise for the lack of seats (for which too the hyper case aunty clapped)
2. Nanri vannakam (which mind you none of the ministers said)
then it was time to get back to the hospital but the pallavan was no longer there, so we walked upto the control freak and asked him wat to do.. nd he pointed to an ambulance and said, "it'd be our honour to have beautiful girls like you on our ambulance".. we din know whether to smile nd thank him or roll on the floor laughin.. was he KIDDIN us? ride on an ambulance? but thats wat we did. all 15 of us got into an ambulance and we were off..
boy was it FUN, we kept showin "bulb" to random motorists on the road nd EVERy single person turned their headlight on.. rotfl.. we waved at people on the road everytime we stopped at the signal.. nd the best part? we sang PAPU CANT DANCE in the ambulance.. now thats a story worth tellin the grandkids..
i'm sure the driver was confused for he wud never have had SUCH passengers on an AMBULANCE. More confused were the ppl on the road wondering how ppl travellin on an ambulance cud possibly be happy enough to sing papu cant dance at the top of their lungs.. he he
Posted by Deepti at 6:53 AM
Friday, August 22, 2008
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
This has been on my "to do list" for a long time now, and here i am today, after creating my first ever blog.. and (not) suprisingly i have no clue what to write..
I've often read posts on my friends's blogs and admired the way they weave their words into a story, with every episode jus as interesting as the previous..(unfortunately/ fortunately for me, i know WAAAY to many EXCELLENT writers)
I've always admired that "talent"/ "skil" whatever you call it, and hoped that someday when i start my own blog, i have somethin just as interesting and intriguing to write... and yet, i m as BLANK as a brand new A-4 sheet. Okay okay i know that was a sad comparison, but what does one do when one's brain goes on strike?? oh before yu bio freaks begin arguing on the "brain goin on strike" bit, its JUS a figure of speech!!!!!! sigh..
hey wait, i know what i can write bout, the name of my blog.. :)
noooooo i din name it after the kate beckinsale starrer
Someone once told me this was his favorite word. i never thought bout the word then, but slowly, it grew on me and though i cant narrow down a single word from a language as vast as english and name it my favourite, i must say, i do quite love this word..
a FORTUNATE ACCIDENT...
its not like i believe in luck and destiny but sometimes stuff happens which yu can not logically reason out
so often, unexpected things occur in ones life, and some of them change yur life forever... and sometimes, its ppl who you meet completely by accident.. and they change your life forever..
I too have been fortunate enough to accidently come upon such ppl in my life.. nd i guess thats one of the reasons i'm writing this today.. and why i chose this name..
Wish i could write more, but i'd rather not die by having all my blood sucked out by mosquitoes.. he he.. so thats all for now, i'll be back later with more on destiny and my adventures with luck
PS: there's also another reason for the choice i made.. serendipity.. or shall we say serenD-P-T :) for those of yu who din get it, KEEP thinkin :)
Posted by Deepti at 9:12 AM