Sunday, December 18, 2005
I was enjoying the sleep between wakefulness and the breaks between work... :-P
Fictional Reality has tagged me.And now I am gonna write 20 thingsabout myself..not a simple task..there are so many things ..I dont know from where I should start...
1.My favourite colours are all shades of blue and pink..In fact if u have a look at my wardrobe,u ll largely see only blue and pink clothes and may be some red shades too..
2.I am a vegeterian from the past 8 years.... I love animals and like observing them..I especially like cats and birds..sparrows.. In fact my friends were so taken by my fascination for cats that they gifted me a toy cat on my last birthday..
3.My greatest passion is music..listening and singing..I feel best when I am listening ot my favourite music.. I can listen to any genre..anything that appeals to me.. There are too many favourites..But I like rock best..
4.I have been writing a journal from the time I was in my 9th standard.. I used to write very regularly in those times.. And I got to know myself a lot better due to that.. But now I write very infrequently..only when I feel like.. I basically like writing...I write poems too when I feel like it.. 5.I was always a sincere and good student in my school and college.. Though now I wonder I could have been less sincere..
6.The funniest thing that happened to me when I was a kid- I fell head along in a pool of water while I was trying to put a paper boat in it..I got some bruises on my head..
7.I used to paint when I was a kid..Then I started sketching too... But then I dont do it anymore..it takes a lot of time..
8.I get angry easily .But then I also know how to control it.
9.I am quite impatient.Especially when I have to do some work, I jump straight to do it and try to complete it as soon as possible..but it becomes draining at times..
10.I hate winters.
11.I think a lot and as a result of it,I worry a lot generally... But I also analyse things a lot..which helps me to understand them better..I am not a lazy thinker...I mean I dont escape thinking just for the sake of keeping my cool...this sounds weird..
12.I am a night bird..in the sense that I feel freshest at midnight and worst in the morning..
13.My friends have given me the title of PJ Queen due to my habit of cracking silly jokes and one liners..
14.I love nature..trees..forests..flowers..
15.I believe in the doing everything in moderation.. Excess of anything either disgusts or bores me.. I also believe in being disciplined..though I am not perfectly so..
16.I like reading books..particularly non-fiction and philosophy and spirituality..
17.I generally expect a lot from friends..but I am trying to reduce my expectations as expectations invariably brings disappointments..
18.I have this curious habit of hitting my very close friends playfully..
19.I still like watching cartoons..Rugrats,Hey Arnold are my favourites..
20.I recently chose my new nickname - Nue (pronounced as New) - Neha Ultra Edition.
Wednesday, November 09, 2005
Tuesday, November 08, 2005
Monday, November 07, 2005
It has been a long time now since i updated my blog .I had a lot of fun in the past few weeks in the festive season.I got a lot of leaves from office and had a very good time on Diwali.
Particularly the week from 24th Oct to 28th Oct was very busy..:-) ...In my company,we had some sort of fest.In fact,it was just like those college fests.We had events like dance,skits,music events and games for the first four days in the evening and then on the last day we had a floor decoration competition in the office and then a grand party in the night.I participated in a skit and did a song duet.It was great fun.And then in the following week we had a lot of holidays.
The floor decoration competition was very interesting.Flextronics is spread over 8 plots.Every year before Diwali,there is a plot decoration competition and there is a new theme every year for the decoration.This year the theme was "Bollywood meets Hollywood".At first i was not concerned with the competition and found the whole thing pretty frivolous.But then I shortly realized the seriousness of the matter when a meeting was called to discuss the strategy and ideas for the decoration.I was roped in for the decoration.And then funds were collected and a lot of stationery was bought...thermocole sheets,sketch pens,paints and what not..There are 3 floors in my plot and we decided to decorate the first 2 only.It was all very extensive.we started on 27th evening and finished on 28th evening.We created the sets for hindi and english movies in the cubicles.At the end of it all,office was not looking like office anymore..Then the judges for the competition came on 28th evening and someone showed them around according to a prewritten script.The decoration was done based on a script. :-P
Friday, October 21, 2005
it was during the month of july..
the weather was rainy...
we went to the highest peak in Ooty..
and then while returning,we came down through a forest...
there was a road alongside the forest...
but we preferred to walk thru the forest..
and it was lovely
there were so many green and tall trees..
and the ground was mostly covered in algae..
the weather was lovely
we were a group of 4 ppl
and there was no one else around
it was quite peaceful
and the weather was lovely
i still remember the time
the smell and the nip in the air...
thts wat nature does to u ..
makes u at peace and brings out the sense of wonder in u...
Thursday, October 13, 2005
Hovering On Crossroads
Here I am
Standing on crossroads of life
All the hopes be damned
I know I m lost.
In throes of pain
Of loneliness and betrayal
All those dreams went in vain
Oh, what a death my little hope died.
There was sound of laughter
And agony of tears
And a few moments after
There is nothing I can hear.
No longer is anyone around
No longer do I feel the touch
I do want to hear some sound
Now, I have had just too much.
Who would show me the light?
So I’d see which way to choose
Who would encourage me to fight?
And assure me I’ve nothing to lose?
Looking deep within I saw a figure
It was nothing but my hidden strong self
I can rely on it, as I know it won’t wither
No matter how strong the storms may be.
The greatest wisdom is hidden in me
To guide me through all the ways
I only have to pause and see
And brave though thick and thin days.
So realization dawns on me
And it surely surprises me to see
That the strength I needed was always there
So now I can be happy and here.
Now I have nothing to fear
For my own self will give me the strength I need
To excel, to cry, to laugh, to lead
And to make my own way, hovering on crossroads of life.
Friday, September 30, 2005
Monday, September 26, 2005
apart frm the technicalities ... i m enjoying myself here....i just love my comp...and its pretty comfy out here...
lets c how it gets when i get the coding thing started..then i will have the deadlines...
Sunday, September 04, 2005
Wednesday, August 31, 2005
Tuesday, August 23, 2005
apart from the yoga,we also had some discussions on general philosophies of life and secrets of happiness.I had some questions about how to b happy and positive all the time and i found the answers to most of them there..we were told about 5 sutras about how to stay happy:
1.Live in the present moment.Give ur best to the present moment withoutworrying too much about the past and the future.
Irresponsibilty=complaint. Those who take on more responsibilty become more powerful.And those who shirk it compalin all the time.
3.Opposite values are complementary.If u r working with someone who has some traits which r opposite to what u have then u should not get irritated.The other person may have something which u lack and u may have something that he/she lacks. so together u make a good team.
4.Accept people as they are.There is no point in getting worked up or angry about other people or hating someone.This makes u negative and doesnt really do any good.Accepting ppl is not the same as supporting them.If u dont agree with them,its ok to differ. But u can have ur own point of views without the need to convince the other person.the moment u have biases against others, u become negative.
5.Dont become a football of others opinion.That is,dont let others' actions or words have any impact on your happiness. Dont let others have a control over your happiness.
Monday, August 22, 2005
Wednesday, August 03, 2005
Tuesday, August 02, 2005
Monday, July 11, 2005
Saturday, July 02, 2005
This reminded me of something i had read a few years ago -- "Take advice about how to succeed in a domain only from successful people in that domain." It is actually true.When u talk to people who have failed,u can learn about what not to do.Generally when u ask them about how to succeed in something,they will give u a negative and demoralised view which can alter ur perspective and make urself negative about the whole thing too.
Sunday, June 19, 2005
i have never waited for a weekend so eagerly...it was the most precious weekend i had..on saturday,i woke up early and then i made the breakfast as my mother was out of station...then i went out to meet my friends..after that i slept mostly..i slept away my sunday...i hope i get used to the long hours at office soon...
Monday, June 13, 2005
Sunday, June 12, 2005
****The only thing that shatters dreams is compromise.
Friday, June 10, 2005
Why would u want to do less,if u can do more?
Why would u not want to smile,when u can and a smile looks good ?
Why would u feel worthless ,when u know that u r good?
Why would u b discouraged by small setbacks,when u know u can overcome any obstacle if u want to?
Why would u compare urself with others,when u know that its unfair?
Wednesday, June 08, 2005
" If u want to give up a bad habit ,but u do not,it is usually because that habit gives u some pleasure.Identify what that pleasure is - be honest with urself,then ask urself how u could achieve this same pleasure doing something different.If so, u will b on the way,because u will not b 'giving up' the pleasure,u will b replacing it.If smoking gives u the pleasure of relaxing,and u find that meditation also gives u the same pleasure - meditate.(You can meditate in more places than u are allowed to smoke!)"
Tuesday, June 07, 2005
Once I was a poet
I used to write night after night
How I loved every written word
How I believed in them with all my might.
What could I possibly write about
I thought I knew it all too well
So, I wrote on and on about only one thing -
Falling in love and its spell.
I wrote about falling in love
And all the happiness it would bring
Mine was a heart of a romantic
I believed in love’s beauty and its eternal spring.
Oh, how many lines I wrote on love
I was happy and youth was mine
I could think of only the joy of loving
So drunken I was on love’s wine.
But why do I laugh at those lines today
What has changed inside of me
Is it only a matter of few years
That once I was a poet that now I can never be.
I wonder what you’d say if you read those poems
But I can see I was wrong
When I wrote only about love’s joy
And for it forever I did long.
But now I know I saw love
Only in one dimension
Still I know very little about it
Yet this precious little I would care to mention.
If ever you fall in love
Be ready to face its pain and sorrow
Along with the ecstasy it brings
To you every moment today and tomorrow.
As a rose with its beauty
Has its share of thorns
Look at love in its entirety
Love can be dark as night and bright as morn.
Be blessed when you have pleasure
That love brings sometimes
Yet be ready for the pain
That it’ll bring all the other times.
And don’t shy away from love’s pain
Don’t ever say it’s what you despise
You have to make efforts and work hard to keep love
It’ll only make you grow and make you wise.
So, pain it is and pleasure it is
And if all this pain you can endure
I can say you know the meaning of love
I’ll believe your love is pure.
--- Self composed by Neha Giri