Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Madhubani

 

Copy of IMG_1179

Ardhanaarishwar

Madhubani Painting

Created – Oct 09

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Bangalore Through My Lens


Since I moved to Bangalore a little over a year ago, my weekends were spent at the usual hangouts - MG/Brigade, movie @ Lido, Commercial St. [ thanks to all the wedding shopping] and of course countless visits to Coffee day, corner house, pizza hut and brio. Brio @ Crossword is my personal favorite, but it' s sad that they closed the one @ Indira Ngr...leaves me craving for good pasta. Nevertheless, so last weekend I decided to do something different and ended up in Chickpet with a camera going Click click! ... herez B'lore thru my lens ...


Golden Beauties






Daily Dose of Blessings



Earning money - bead by bead




Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Destined Bakra Day

I get a call from a Bangalore landline number and I answer:
Voice: Am I speaking to Ms. Ruchita ?
Me: Yes
Voice: Ma'am, you have a ticket booking with Indian Airlines on dd-mm-yyyyy to travel from Bangalore to Mumbai on our flight IC xxx
Me: Yes
Voice: We are sorry to inform you but the flight has been rescheduled and the new departure time is 10 :30 pm
[Ok there we go...]
Me: Ten thirtyyyy !!
Voice: Yes Ma'am. Your flight has been postponed to 10:30 pm and will reach Mumbai only at 12:15 am.
Me: Okk...Is there any other flight that you can put me on ?
Voice: You can change to our afternoon flight at 4:00 pm.
[Aur meri chutti kya tu sanction karega]
Me: That is too early. Any other option?
Voice : No Ma'am. You can either take the afternoon flight which reaches at 6 pm .... [And get stuck in Mumbai traffic !!!!]
or take the rescheduled flight to reach at 12:15 am [ And Trust Indian Airlines' punctuality to make my parents wait endlessly till early morning]
Me: Ummm ...Okk..
Voice: If neither suits you, you can ask your agent to cancel the flight and you will get full refund.
[full refund ka achaar daalun !!]
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And the conversation continues.
I look at the time on my computer screen - 7:30 pm, 1st April 2009.
[** Dimaag ki battii **]
[Ok...now please tell me that this is a prank!!]
Me: Ok ...I will reschedule if need be.
Voice: Ok.
[Huh !! OK ?? C'mon now tell me pleasseee ...prank prank !!]
Voice: Thank you Ma'am.
Me : Thank you :-((((((
And the phone disconnects.
No prank :-((
I am actually stuck with this rescheduled flight...
Didn't someone tell me how punctual IA was !! Fooled quite timely, I say.



Friday, February 13, 2009

SMS of the Day

‘Please note that discounted SMS rates will not be valid on 14th Feb 09. For more, sms 3Days to 222(Toll Free)’

That’s Airtel for you :-)

Saturday, February 07, 2009

Nostalgia …

At times words just fail you and the inarticulate you takes over. The thought does not translate into meaningful words but leaves you with a smile on your face. Yeah :-)

I celebrated my 26th birthday last week and as I look back I remember those enumerable moments that are etched in my mind. Moments that I want to re-live.

As a toddler, I ran behind my elder sister and chased her wherever she went. Yes, she was the world to me. The lush green gardens of Anushaktinagar and a 5 year old chasing around her elder sister, wanting to be like her, trying to do all that her sister could! :-) :-)

Fast forward a few years and I see myself with 2 of my closest friends in the Primary school. I could do anything for them. I mean it. I would bad-mouth anyone who hurt them, Bully anyone who troubled them and happily give away my treasured belongings to them [and yeah, Only to them]. That was me then :-))). Happy in my tiny, little, secure world.

A few more years, and there I am sitting on the steps of RAIT, outside that Mechanics lab, chaapoing assignments, page by page, word by word, as we gossip about the latest happenings. Evenings were spent with the A-nagar gang - those long walks, the car races, Kareena Kapoor’s songs blasting in Angad’s car, I-Max experiences and so much more …

A lot has changed since then of course, like it does for everyone. I call my life Nomadic now …for I haven’t stayed in any one city for more than a year after my BE. Action packed, fast paced and constantly changing – like a stream of flowing water.

4 years, 4 different cities, across 2 continents. I wonder what is it that I will remember about this phase of life when I look back.

P.S – As I read this post again, I notice the similarity with one of my favorite scenes from the movie “Bluffmaster” :-)

Check out Boman Irani and Abhishek Bachchan -

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Scotland of the East

Glimpses of my trip to Shillong this holiday season.

Wishing everyone a prosperous new year !


Enjoiiii …


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Thursday, November 27, 2008

Mumbai Attacks

What do you want?
And
How do you achieve it by these attacks?