My Old Home

Don't really remember what made me do it, but, I found myself checking out "my old home on the web" a few days ago... @ "" :-D

The first thought that struck me, while going through it, was "Oh My God! How colorful it is!" I seem to have used practically all the main colors of the palette in FrontPage! And the background is a nice creamish yellow. And there are so many pictures throughout the website that you can't even go through it completely at one go... 'coz of the Geocities limitation on bytes download per day.

Then I compared it with my current home -- the yellow versus the white, the bright reds-&-greens-&-blues versus the subdued shades of blue & gray -- and I thought to myself, "Yes! That's exactly the difference between the 'Kaddu' of then & the 'Kaddu' of today... not enough colors in her life now!"

Thankfully though, I still have that old craze for pictures! Otherwise who knows... my own husband might not have been able to believe that the 2 sites could actually belong to the same person... Suri & Raj style in RNBDJ! Ha ha ha ha ha....!

UPDATE on October 13th, 2010:

Free Geocities accounts were closed sometime last year. So my old home has been shifted to "Kasin" now. The site will not render correctly in any browser except IE, because back then, IE was the only browser used by most. Also, the display will work best in 800 by 600 resolution. However, the good news is that this hosting has a larger bandwidth than Geocities. So it is possible to browse through the entire site at one go now! :)

Nine Words (Phrases) Women Use...

What women say... and what they really mean!

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(1) Fine:
This is the word women use to end an argument when they are right and you need to shut up.

(2) Five Minutes:
If she is getting dressed, this means a half an hour. Five minutes is only five minutes if you have just been given five more minutes to watch the game before helping around the house.

(3) Nothing:
This is the calm before the storm. This means something, and you should be on your toes. Arguments that begin with nothing usually end in fine.

(4) Go Ahead:
This is a dare, not permission. Don't Do It!

(5) Loud Sigh:
This is actually a word, but is a non-verbal statement often misunderstood by men. A loud sigh means she thinks you are an idiot and wonders why she is wasting her time standing here and arguing with you about nothing. (Refer back to # 3 for the meaning of nothing.)

(6) That's Okay:
This is one of the most dangerous statements a women can make to a man. That's okay means she wants to think long and hard before deciding how and when you will pay for your mistake.

(7) Thanks:
A woman is thanking you, do not question, or faint. Just say you're welcome. (I want to add in a clause here. The above is true, unless she says 'Thanks a lot' - that is PURE sarcasm and she is not thanking you at all. DO NOT say 'you're welcome'... that will bring on a 'whatever').

(8) Whatever:
Is a woman's way of saying F--- YOU!

(9) Don't worry about it, I got it:
Another dangerous statement, meaning this is something that a woman has told a man to do several times, but is now doing it herself. This will later result in a man asking 'What's wrong?' For the woman's response refer to # 3.

* Send this to the men you know, to warn them about arguments they can avoid if they remember the terminology.

* Send this to all the women you know to give them a good laugh, cause they know it's true!!!

* Or post this on your blog if you have one, and spread the wisdom & laughter around in your little corner of the world!

Movie: Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi

Nobody liked this movie. All the reviews I read about it said that the movie was a total disaster. My sister advised my Dad & me not to watch it. But, we had nothing else to watch lately. So we said - "What the heck!" And we downloaded this movie and watched it... in installments... as we usually do... over meals.

Both of us loved this movie! Yes, there wasn't much as far as a story line is concerned. Yes, the songs were pathetic. Yes, the movie looked liked a real low-budget production, with the main cast comprising of less than half a dozen characters. But, still we enjoyed it.

The USP of the movie: The humor element. There wasn't a single 15-minute stretch in the entire movie where we didn't burst out laughing at least once! And let's be honest fellows... what else does one want when he/she goes to watch a movie? That he/she should come out feeling good about life and the world! I mean, if you want tension and real-life stories, then watch the news for God's sake! Why need a movie for that?

Movies are meant to portray our dreams... where good things happen -- even miracles -- and which always have happy endings! When you come out from the theater after watching a movie, you should feel positive... with smiling faces & the tiniest ray of hope in your hearts that if miracles could happen in this movie, maybe they could happen in your life too!

After all, what really are miracles? They're just manifestations of our own thoughts on the canvas of the Universe! Then doesn't it only follow logically that movies should make a conscious effort to instill positive thoughts and hope in our minds... so that we may also be able to create miracles in our lives?

Actually, all kinds of mass media should strive towards that aim... considering the fact that the world is so full of misery in today's times! But as I mentioned somewhere earlier in my blog too, the mass media has been taken over by an Alien Conspiracy which doesn't want the Earth and its inhabitants to make its much awaited transition over to the next higher dimension! And all politicians, doctors and religious leaders are a part of this conspiracy. And yes, this conspiracy is headed by one Kapoor female who believes that people have nothing better to do with their time than break homes!

Incidentally, I saw Ghajini before I downloaded RNBDJ -- and I felt so sick after watching it! The only part in that movie worth watching was when Sanjay Singhania's diaries were being read... and Kalpana's flash-backs were being shown! The end of the movie was just so completely depressing! I mean okay Mr. Singhania got his revenge and all, but his first love was nevertheless dead, and, even more importantly, he was left with a "15-minute life" for as long as he lived! Now what kind of life is that? I'd rather be dead than live with a memory span of just 15 minutes! Depressing, like I said!

I, for one, have no desire for movies like Ghajini. Give me a RNBDJ instead, anytime! Who cares if there is a story or not... or if the incidents can happen in real life or not! Anything is possible in dreams! And the icing on the cake: "over two & a half hours of the best medicine in the world... laughter!" Full "paisa wasool"!

My Idea of Happiness...

Sand, surf, wind... and freedom!

This is what I want to be doing at this point of time!

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For My "RSS Subscribers"...

I know it's a bit of a P.I.T.A. (Pain In The Ass) to visit people's blogs once you have subscribed to their RSS feeds and can view their posts sitting comfortably in your own Google Reader (or whatever other RSS feed reader you use)!

So I'm writing this post to inform you all (those of you who rarely drop by my blog in person now-a-days) that I have made some changes in the sidebar, including a new profile picture. And I heartily solicit your comments regarding these updates! Please drop by to say a "Hello"! :-)

P.S. - I wanted to give a complete new look to my blog on my birthday... but I couldn't find a blogger template that I liked enough to let go of this one! So I decided to stick with my lighthouse! :-p

My Wishlist!

Another birthday just around the corner (mine this time, not my blog's!)... so people were asking me what should they gift me. Huhhh! Tough one to answer, isn't it! I mean how do I know what others should gift me! Vague!

Anyways, I got thinking about it, and eventually, I came up with a list... not a very long one though... 'coz I'm more into necessity shopping rather than luxury shopping. But, here are a few things that make me go "WOW"!...

1. Books. Needless to say, books are by far the best choice of gift for me! Fiction, fantasy, metaphysical, philosophical, even comics! I LOVE BOOKS!

2. Perfumes. I'm not much into makeup (still need to learn how to use a lipstick properly!) but I simply LOVE perfumes! Ahhh, but not just any perfume you see! I rarely find any of the local perfumes here to my taste! It's mostly the imported perfumes' section that I find myself spending money at!

3. Artificial Jewellery. Ear-rings, bracelets, neck-chains with lockets, or funky necklaces with colorful stones & bits... as long as it's NOT gold or silver or diamonds! The funkier, the better! I know it sounds really foolish, but, I have absolutely no interest in the heavy (and expensive of course!) traditional Indian jewellery.

4. Food. Anything from the bakery... or a dinner outside... or even a burger from McD's... or a pack of yummmm chocolate cookies... chocolates too! Ohhhhhhhh! I love food! :-p

So these are the few things I love to receive as gifts any time! Actually, there are a few other things too -- like purses, clothes, sandals and stuff -- but, they are usually reserved for my sister... 'coz they are kind of necessities... stuff that I need on an everyday basis... a part of me...! So I guess I don't feel comfortable accepting such things from people who are not family!

So there. I received my first birthday gift for this year today evening. Guess what it was! :-) A Book! Yayyyyyy!


Four exams completed. For some strange reason, people who interact with me currently find it hard to believe that I am actually going to complete something! My Tauji asked me in complete disbelief - "So are you planning to complete the course this time?"

Funnily enough, my old schoolmates never doubted for an instant that I wouldn't complete the course! They have seen the REAL me -- the way I was in school -- a source of inspiration and motivation for all! They know who "KADDU" is! And they also know that she got caught in some turbulent waters for a while, but they always had faith that she would emerge out of the whirlpool one day, stronger than ever before!

But, it's really weird, isn't it... the way people form judgments about people they barely know!

Another thing people find it hard to believe here is that I have agreed to marry now (finally)! Not because I have to (just 'coz I'm a girl) or because it is the socially accepted thing to do, but because I am now ready to take on the challenges and the learning experiences that come with the institution of marriage, child birth and parenting! I am now ready to grow beyond my own fears, ready for a "PROMOTION" in life! :-D

Surprisingly though, all those
so-called "well-wishers" who were so keen to marry me off to someone when I wasn't ready to take the plunge, have now completely disappeared off the scene, when I am actually soliciting suitable proposals from them! (ROTFL!)

I figured this is also something that I will have to do on my own, just like most other achievements in my life! :-D

So I created a profile on during the Diwali break, but wasn't getting good responses from there. In fact, forget about "good" responses, I was hardly getting "ANY" responses from there! Then finally, on the suggestion of a couple of people I know, I created a profile on BharatMatrimony a few days ago. And guess what! Within 48 hours, I started getting responses from this site... and, most importantly, from profiles which matched the "partner requirements" that I'd specified! In fact, I received 3 personal messages today itself... out of which one seems worth pursuing further! Let's see how it goes now.

My folks and other well-wishers here have yet to digest the fact that I REALLY AM looking for a groom now! I suppose they won't be able to believe it till the day I actually walk into my house with a husband next to me! So much for "giving the dog a bad name".... sighhhhhhhhhhh