What The Guest Says

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The Loo

Lingering around for hours, 
For the next bus of ours, 
We hushed away from the cries, 
Of the vendors stretching miles.

We walked along what seemed a fort, 
Realized it was loo of some sort. 
To hell and heavens it reeked,
A seance of microbes and stench bequeathed.images

Midst the peace save for the noise outside, 
And a bus stop to the side. 
It stood as a lone dark cloud, 
On a Sunday which was as sunny as it could.

Nonetheless, her love for loo stayed undeterred, 
She walked to the loo instead. 
For a moment she wondered, ‘Is this the best?’ 
‘No’, she said and walked ahead.

She found her solace,
In that ever stinking place. 
She stood for a while, 
Bowed down to that malodorous isle.

She shouted, “O lord o’ loo, 
Where have you been?
I miss those MCC ones;
To be there again, I am so keen!!”

– Karthik Jagadish

No, this blog isnt turning into a poetry cheesecake factory. I came across this guy last weekend and read his poem and was very well blown away by the simplicity and uniqueness that he managed to imbibe here. What do you think folks? Rate it, maybe.

A Crush That Can

A crush can be good

An crush can be bad

But, is never both.

For a short span.

It can always be there for you.

Through all phases of time

But vanishes away

In a short span.

 

Wish it was realimages

Wish it was true

Wish it would last

For more than a span

A crush can be good

An crush can be bad

But, is never both.

For a short span.

– Urvashi Talekar

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The USA Fever!

For many of us (Including me) United States of America is considered as the land of opportunities, fun, craze and dreams worth million dollars! People consider me lucky, besides being jealous, to visit the country.
In a way, it is true. Meeting new places, making new friends and of course all of the new food! Exploring new grounds is my passion and being in New Jersey I have observed a lot about the people, tradition, culture and what not.
NJ is kind of a small town ironically populated with more Indians and less Americans. At times you feel like you’re in India among all the desi fun and dhamaaka, but in a different location altogether. Speaking about Indians, I can say people are kind-hearted and always you have a helping hand no matter where you’re.
At the same time Americans are very welcoming, cheerful and never forget to stick on to their 100 watts smiles.
I am here as a student to pursue Masters, so this is a fresh start to my student life here.
The universities in USA are simply awesome with wide campuses. One would definitely fall in love with the scenic surroundings. The revenue generated in USA is mainly from International students who come here to seek practical education through research.
The professors are at their best, always ready to share knowledge and making every class interesting with assignments and exams.
The real USA life is obviously on the Friday nights. You can see streets aglow with the excitement in people’s faces which only double the effect of the streetlights on the pavements. Call it crazy, freaky or whatever; the happiness on everyone’s face cannot be bought even for 100 million dollars, truly invaluable.
So from Mon – Fri days pass with assignments, on campus – off campus jobs, cooking, washing, eating, sleeping etc.., Home-sickness is one of the most painful things here.
The time we spend here is with our friends. Friends are the ones who can make you smile and feel special about you. Trust me, your life rocks when you have good friends, be it in person or virtual. Friends play such important role in our lives.
Share happiness and love where ever you go.!Every part of the world welcomes you with a cute smile 😀

-Shilpa Naidu

(The writer of this post is a professional swimmer, career counselor and, well, an awesome gal!)

That One Epic Fail!

There was a guy with crap for brains

Whose ego, sadly, would never bend

He came in to my life with blushing charm

Had me awestruck all along.

 

Little did I know:

Trouble is my friend

His rugged face and toothy grin

Mesmerized me until the end

 

Should’ve realized his youthful intentions

That ended mostly with depression

He played his cards rather slyly

and now am filled with aggression!

 

Oh boy! Let me make this crystal clear

I aint gonna cry over

Because this is my life and you are the one

Who is gonna cry over you dead deeds, forever…

 

You came like prince charming redefinition

And the regrets have left me groaning

Fell in your opinion first

Ending it, leaving me sad and moaning.

 

This ain’t a picture perfect

Neither it is correct

 But there’s gonna be time

You’ll groan when another decides to reject.

 

Don’t come back ever again

Or else you will have to pay

With all that shit in your head

You’re just one epic fail

–          Misbah Shan

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Life Without A Cell-Phone!

These days, living without a phone, which is a very important and necessary asset in the present generation is impossible. Be it a 10yr old innocent or an 80yr old proud grandma, everybody has to own a phone! There was a time when cell phones were used by a limited class of people. I hardly knew how to operate a cell phone or know of its features when I was 10 and now surprisingly a class 5 student is well aware about the features and functions of a cell phone.

You may think that I am talking about the same old story or lamenting a lecture on cell phone usage. Well, I myself do not have a phone from last one and a half years!

All this time, I observed everyone’s reaction on not having a cell phone (Cheap thrills, you see). I received enough weird looks when I told them that I don’t own one.  Few people (the older class) appreciated this move of mine and well they get a chance brood about the present generation’s addiction to what once used to be the television set. Friends and fellow co-workers thought I was lying since I didn’t want to give them my number, and a few others criticized me at times when they got annoyed as there was no means of communication.

Yeah, I do realize that it is a must to carry a phone is necessary and not that all the users misuse it. And besides, I really don’t know why I didn’t even feel comfortable using a phone. Many people think its because of my profession that I don’t use a phone.

My job profile is simple although out of the ordinary. I am Student Counselor at the Swift Educational Consulting Group. I guide students to choose their profession abroad, which, I feel is a very Interesting job because, after all, it’s a Service Industry. I meet new people every day and receive more than 60-70 inquiry calls. I direct them to call on my office line where I am reachable most of the times. I think I even gave it to few of my close buddies (Swim mates) and they simply cried with shock.

I was surprised when one of my colleagues said you look so modern and yet you don’t have a phone, which really didn’t make any sense to me (does it?).  Well, there was a time when I did own a cell phone. A year and a half ago my father gifted me a fabulous nokia set (it was mostly awesome because it was Pink and was also my first phone.) I was pretty much attached to it like everyone else until the day my sister landed in Bangalore, my home-tow back then.

My Sister: A very sweet, cute and naughty girl who has the uncanny habit of leaving things behind where ever she goes. She has proudly misplaced more than 8 phones.  Now that she came to Bangalore all her eyes were on my new Singapore phone (I forgot to mention! It’s a Singaporean phone). I had hardly used it for three months. It was then that the disaster occurred. Within 3 months after it went into the loving care of my dearest sister, did my beloved pink phone stopped functioning and my phone landed in what the medical specialists call as coma. From then on I hadn’t shown much interest on taking a phone. Maybe I loved my pink phone more than life.

All this time I thank facebook for keeping me alive virtually and share happiness with my (annoying) friends.

And finally, the day came when the CEO of the company calls me and suggested me that I take a phone. I think it’s time that I finally head back to a normal life. Dad took my request for a phone as a pleasant surprise. I obviously refused for a new one (girls like me come easy on the pockets *winks*) and he handed me his old set.

So, people I have a phone now and it feels great. *Laughs*. Silly me!

-Shilpa Naidu

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When Rehan Ain’t Going Blue

Most of my friends and people around me know me as the ‘swimmer’. Closer friends, who also happen to be swimmers, also, know me as the ‘swimmer’! Family however and maybe very few others, get to see another side of me, a side that I think is more fun, more uncensored, and way more interesting than the ‘swimmer’ avatar that I’ve had to live with for the last 17 years. Though I attempt to write about the part of me that most do not know, it is only natural that you will still see leftover traits of chlorine and water!

I consider myself unique, silly, immature and stupid enough never to accept failure or defeat! I have an ego the size of small country, and a heart, bigger than life itself! I love food, travel, exploring old ruins, castles and the like. Most of my trips abroad have been stress filled because of the racing, but when I do get to holiday, I prefer it being the beach.

There’s one side of me that loves the pool, and another that adores the sea. I could have 100 things on my mind, but if I were to sit back at a beach, I’m refreshed before I know it! Nothing brings me more happiness than the sound of the sea, and, knowing that my silly sense of humour just made someone laugh. I live to entertain!

Not too much of a party animal, I prefer meals and movies with friends and family.

Attention lover, not a seeker, but one who demands it, love to make people laugh and I find the greatest joy in doing so. I hate being alone and the need for company are probably some of my weaknesses. Speaking of such, I’m a sucker for romance and a total die hard romantic.

Speaking of romance, I believe that there is a special someone reserved for us all and when we find that person, we do everything in our power to make them smile. All this comes from the tons of movies I watch, DVD buff, horror fan, gore fan, comedy and romance too! I have watched more movies than I can count, downloaded more than you should know of 😉 Music is my escape, escape from the pressure of racing; escape from the heartbreak of love gone sour. Music comes third on my list of favorite things after my mom dad, and the special girl I’d like to keep secret for now.

If I weren’t a swimmer I’d have probably ended up playing another sport since I love competition! Nevertheless, most attractive to me is improving myself after which comes attention!

I love the fans, the adulation and the respect, and I feel I’ve earned it. I value the support I’ve got from everyone around, and I have a memory that can recollect things said to me when I was a kid.

Facebook: until very recently, my PR engine, my past time and my way of seeing the world! Always used it to relax, get away from the stress and will continue to do so in the future.

Girls: love the attention, love the praise I get, but now seem mundane and irrelevant now 😉

People: in general, I’ve learnt and seen so many different types of people, because of my sport and travel that I think I’m set for life, and have learnt to deal with all sorts of characters!

Fans: mostly motivating, help me realize who I am through tough times, help me stay happy when I’m down. Couldn’t live without them, call them my life support.

HARD reality: some people, who wouldn’t turn around and look at me a couple of years back, now want to be part of my life, social and otherwise. It’s not a compliment but an insult to myself, but I guess that’s the way the world works. Nevertheless, that’s how I’ve learnt to find out who my true friends really are!

Love life: I love videogames, clothes, shoes, watches, fast cars and everything spoilt boys like!

Terribly insecure that people who love me today may not tomorrow, but deep down know that they wouldn’t ever let me down.

Dying to have a dog as a pet, will do so one day, no real plans for the future; I live life one day at a time, and enjoy each moment. Finding something funny in every situation is what I do, making light of a tuff one is what I do better. Being random is a part of me that’ll never change, probably because there are a thousand different thoughts attacking my brain this very moment.

Written too much, hope you read a bit, love me at the end of this blog or learn to do so soon!

Peace !

– Rehan  Poncha ( Olympian and an Awesome Being!)

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