Thursday, April 30, 2009

1 right=10 grain

free rice. its addictive too. obviously the web company is earning from it too.


(Image from Google, finger by Nista)
May be this feeling is going to last for just couple of days. But i feel in power. I feel good and proud of myself. I know as the election mumbo-jumbo will fade so will my feeling and the first news that would talk about the embarrassing doings of the party i voted for, will dissolve my thought, "that things will change in Indian Democracy". But still i felt, i 've the power to at least influence couple of minds.

There are friends of mine who say they are not voting 'cause they haven't got the candidate they were looking forward to vote. I said, "Then vote for the next best person, you think is capable". 'cause even if you vote or not, still there will somebody who'll get elected. Then why not vote.

I'm not very emotional about the voting and campaigning. Neither I'm a politics follower. And neither i say that yeah make a difference. But in last elections i saw. That voting makes a difference. And how a new avenue came into form, i.e. climate, which effected the numbers. Everybody thought the others are going to vote, how does it matter if you don't vote and well that effected. its scorching heat out there. I'll tan. Well sure that has made a lot of difference this year.

While coming back, we met somebody who was volunteering for some political party on road side, giving information to people about their voting area. They said getting a 30% voting, on the total listed people is considered very good. And they are expecting more than that this time. But they were worried people won't come after 4 in evening, as IPL match will start. Well for those people the good thing happened, as most cable operators have stopped the signals of channels showing IPL matches. Too much to make people get out of their house. What about those who have already left on vacation.

You know Surat is famous for Eating and Holidaying.India and cricket is not separable.

The good part this year was, television, radio campaigning. Innovative Political ads, celebrities getting innovative and copying(Karan Johar copied a public awareness campaign from US this year, where you saw all the actors asking to vote). Obviously there are people in different areas sitting on roads to help you know your centers to vote. There were volunteers from Art of Living and other such groups, going door to door asking people if they have given VOTE. SMSes to know who is your area candidate and his criminal history. Seeing political party ads on orkut. Joining groups and being fans on social networking site.

That is the beginning. I think Indian Election Campaigning is going to become bigger than the US one till next elections. Till then get your VOTER ID CARD, if you haven't till now.

P.S. these days they put a line on finger. 'cause people started finding ways to erase the dot, by nailpolish remover and other chemicals for cheating.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009


Never underestimate the power of a well written letter.
(from the film Jane Austen's book club)

word for !!!!!!

if you are asked to describe yourself in words, not sentences, just words, as many as you want. how would it be? how many would it be?

Sunday, April 19, 2009


Guess whats this pattern.....
People have been enjoying lovely weather in The Netherlands. Spring has arrived! This means that the tulip season has started.

Friday, April 17, 2009

The initiative is called bubble project. Started by the designer Ji Lee, to overrun the media attack of which we are both, the target and victim.

what matters...

There comes a point in your life when you realize:
Who matters,Who never did,Who wont any more...
(via Prajakta gmail liner)

Thursday, April 16, 2009


"If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water."
Loran Eisely, The Immense Journey, 1957

Thursday, April 9, 2009


being good is not enough

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

such was the Slam Book

Every body reading this, has an obligation to answer this in the comment section... :D
It was a trend then and now, at least seen more in girls, to fill slam books when you are in 10th and thinking of changing your school or 12th for the same. I had stretched this somewhat silly trend to my college too. But then things were distilled. To be fill in my slam book became big. 'cause not everybody got a chance to do that. I did not ask everybody.
There was one more way i had devised. i circulated a book to some of my friends and asked them to write anything that they like in them. It could be anything about them. As in what they like, their dislikes, or some song they like, which describes them best. a story or something that they think is important. just expressing themselves. This turned out to be more creative, as everybody tried to do something different, then what we see in typical slam book. each derived a way to express themselves. could be drawing writing, sketching, etc.

Nick name:
Address and phone:
Date of Birth:
Birth place:
Best friends:
Zodiac Sign:
Favourite singer:
Favourite song:
I like:
I hate:
I love:
I believe:
Favourite Place:
Favourite colour:
Favourite day:
Favourite game:
Favourite Dish:
Favourite book:
Favourite hero:
Favourite heroine:
Favourite Player:
Anything you want to add:

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

sketch books

Tom Gauld's sketchbook


Interested in tatoos, google Kat von D, she showcases her work on discovery. her show is named Miami Ink.

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