Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Life in the city..!

Chennai Central Station
Since the time I returned back to Chennai after my college got over I have been staying out in the city giving a break to my college hostels where I used to stay for the past four years and believe me staying out in the city is proving to be a dream come true..I always wished to stay in a big city and now finally my dream is coming true..Although the people that I am staying with would beg to differ that the PG (Paying Guest) I am staying in is pathetic but I still enjoy living here..Am staying with people who are all working in some or the other company..Only a couple of guys are there who are students and just passed out this year like me and are waiting for their joining dates and doing some part time jobs or internships..I am provided with a room which accommodates 3 other people, has a 1 tonne air conditioner, has a 21” color television which airs only and only Tamil channels and food is provided 3 times a day..The food is bearable..I used to think that the SRM hostel mess used to provide the worst food but I know now that o the PG food is far worse..But I am still happy with it..To top it all from my roof I can see all outgoing and incoming flights to the Chennai airport..I just keep sitting for hours together on the roof just looking at the flights vanishing in and out of the clouds..The experience becomes more ecstatic once the sky is filled with black rain clouds rather than the regular white ones..When there are no flights plying I just keep looking for faces in the clouds..Its proved to be a really good time pass..
Life in the city is full of activity..Early in the morning hundreds of people rush out of their homes in the manner ants do when their nest is broken..Soon the streets are full of traffic..Shops and offices open, students flock to their schools and the day's work begins..The city now throbs with activity, and it is full of noise..Hundreds of sightseeing tourists and others visit many place of interest in the city while businessmen from various parts of the world arrive to transact business..
Then towards evening, the offices and day schools begin to close..Many of the shops too close..There is now a rush for buses and other means of transport..Everyone seems to be in a hurry to reach home..As a result of this rush, many accidents occur..One who has not been to the city before finds it hard to move about at this time..Soon, however, there is almost no activity in several parts of the city..These parts are usually the business centers..
The Guindy Flyover
With the coming of night, another kind of activity begins..The streets are now full of colorful lights..The air is cooler and life becomes more leisurely..People now seek entertainment..Many visit the cinemas, parks, and clubs, while others remain indoors to watch television or listen to the radio..Some visit friends and relatives and some spend their time reading books and magazines..Those who are interested in politics discuss the latest political developments..At the same time, hundreds of crimes are committed..Thieves and robbers who wait for the coming of night become active, and misfortune descends upon many..For the greed of a few, many are killed, and some live in constant fear..To bring criminals to justice, the officers of the law are always on the move..
The city from the top
Workers and others who seek advancement in their careers attend educational institutions which are open till late in the night..Hundreds of them sit for various examinations every year..The facilities and opportunities that the people in the city have to further their studies and increase their knowledge of human affairs are indeed many..As a result, the people of the city are usually better informed than those of the village, where even a newspaper is sometimes difficult to get..
The city could, therefore, be described as a place of ceaseless activity..Here, the drama of life is enacted every day..

Jaishree Ram,

Monday, September 19, 2011

Love Conquers All...!

This is not me speaking..This is the Sacred Heart Convent motto..It is inscribed in all their shirts and its mandatory for everyone to have this badge on their shirts..This post is not about how beautiful this logo is designed or how meaningful this motto is, but it’s about the reel and real factor..
The fact is that this motto is supposed to be followed in life by all the girls studying in SHC, but how many do follow this???Ok..Ok..I agree they do follow this with all their heart but how far do the nuns and spinsters follow this???They are pretty aptly called sisters..If the world goes according to their wishes then they would make all the girls in the world sisters of all the guys..
The rules are supposed to be that all girls studying in SHC are supposed not to have boyfriends but thumbs up to the conventine girls that they are written off to be the ones having the maximum boyfriends..The sisters want them not to be interacting with guys and thus they don’t even allow any guys to come in front of SHC gate where they have the bike stand..
I really love the guts shown by the girls of SHC and the confidence they exude is awe inspiring..By this post I just want to thank all the SHC gals who’ve entered my life in these past 22 years of my existence..Thank you for being there for me, with me and thank you for having the judgement of differentiating the good from the bad and thank you for having the guts to tell the wrong ones openly on face..
All in all this motto of convent will always be a mystery as it asks the girls to love everyone as love is the most powerful weapon and it conquers everyone but on the other hand the nuns and the sisters ask them not to be conversing with guys..Ironic..Paradoxical..Moreover an oxymoron of a motto..

Jaishree Ram,

Monday, September 12, 2011

The phone..

The phone rings:
“Oh God, cant I even have a moment of peace!!!!”
The phone does not ring:
“Oh God, does no one even remember me!!!!”

I don’t know how many of you have faced this in real life but keep facing it numerous times..I really am not able to understand what people used to do when there was no phones..Forget about telephones what would today’s generation do without cell phones!!Its gives me a scare to even think of a moment without my cell..From the very inception of it in my life it has been more than just a cell phone..It has always been a body part..I can’t leave its sight for even a second..I take it along with me when I am taking a shower, I keep it below my pillow when I go off to sleep and I keep it in my pocket the rest of the time..Over the years I have stopped referring to it as ‘it’ and more appropriately have started referring to it as ‘her’..She has proved to be my most loyal and most long standing girl friend..
She is a Nokia N70m (Music edition) cell phone which just turned 4 years in age on the 27th of July this year..I have been using her from the time when my friends used to envy me for having her to the time when my friends started begging me to buy a new cell phone..When I got her my friends used to envy me because at that time they did not have a cell phone that had a screen that was even closer to as big as my cell had..But as time passed by my friends upgraded themselves keeping in accordance with the passing time but I stuck to her..More appropriately she stuck on to me..She is so good that she scarcely gets malfunctioning..She has suffered a lot to torture from me..She has fallen from great heights, she has fallen into water holes, she has fallen on the street and has been dragged for a considerable distance like a rolling stone and lastly she has also come under the weight of an ongoing auto rickshaw..But she has still remained as strong as ever..My friends have moved on to cell phones that have screen thrice the size of my cell but I still can’t leave the charm of my beloved black beauty..
The initial mentioned situation happens to me very frequently..There are many days that I feel like getting one more cell phone as I am unable to talk and message at the same time as I have lost my cell ear phones..So it is very necessary that I get another cell..On some other occasions I feel that what do I need this cell phone for as no one even bothers to call me up and talk..Some days there will be 5-6 people calling up at the same time and I won’t be able to manage my calls..I will just keep swapping and talking and put one by one on hold..It turns out to be more of a conference call..On some other days I won’t have anyone calling me up for the full day..Of all the calls that I get there r two people who call me constantly..One is my Mom and the other my Dad..
On some days, when I get calls from lots of people, I completely forget that they are the two who call me always and then I start quarrelling with them as to why they keep calling so frequently.. Those are the days I completely forget that they are the permanent ones and the others are all volatile..One similar incident happened a few days back when I came home completely drenched and they had already called my flatmate as I was not picking up my cell..I was in the middle of the rains so I couldn’t pick up the call but when I reached home and they called up I got a bit angry..I should not have had gone angry..I am really Sorry mom and dad..Just couldn’t muster up the courage enough to tell you’ll over the phone that I am sorry so I thought this was a better platform to say it..I am SORRY!!You both can call me up as many times as you want in the day and I won’t ever feel bad about it..After all its because of you both that I am whatever I am today..You both OWN me..Mentally, physically, emotionally and ethically..I am sorry.!!

Jaishree Ram,