moved out

I moved out. Exactly one year-365 days-later I moved to a new apartment......again!The whole of last weekend was lost moving out stuffs from old apartment and dumbing them in the new place. Now a kind of nostagia is creeping in me.Its been a year full of experiences: good, bad and ugly; lots of happiness, some disappointments, achievements, failures etc.More than anything else, I learned to live alone! be on my own. Learned what lif can be like in a foreign land.Learned how to cook (and still carrying it out with a good success rate). If i am asked to recollect any year of my life, this year would be there in my shortlist!
New place.....its been just 3 days there ,may be thats y i am not feeling that apnapan.Good job by my roomies, house looks stylish and tidy.lets see how long (or should i say, how short?) it stays this way. With about 8 'temps' roaming in the house 24x7, i 'm doubtful about the longevity! (as if it would be all great without them! But i love to find excuses, isnt that fun?) But I havent found a place for my personnal stuffs.........may be a work for the next weekend!
A new beginning - new partners, new expenses, new compromises.Hope this year is also gonna be as good as my first year in cincinnati!
New Address:
Aravind Subramani
3138 Bishop Street, Apt #2
Cincinnati, OH 45220

song of the day

Every day morning I wake up with a song playing in my mind. And the whole day I would be humming it or it would be playing on an endless loop in my head.

Zindagi Ke Safar Mein Guzar Jaate Hain Jo Makaam
Vo Phir Nahin Aate, Vo Phir Nahin Aate
Phool Khilte Hain, Log Milte Hain
Phool Khilte Hain, Log Milte Hain Magar
Patjhad Mein Jo Phool Murjha Jaate Hain
Vo Baharon Ke Aane Se Khilte Nahin
Kuchh Log Ik Roz Jo Bichhad Jaate Hain
Vo Hazaron Ke Aane Se Milte Nahin
Umra Bhar Chahe Koi Pukaara Kare Unka Naam
Vo Phir Nahin Aate, Vo Phir Nahin Aate
Zindagi Ke Safar Mein...
Aankh Dhokha Hai, Kya Bharosa Hai
Aankh Dhokha Hai, Kya Bharosa Hai Suno
Doston Shaq Dosti Ka Dushman Hai
Apne Dil Mein Ise Ghar Banane Na Do
Kal Tadapna Pade Yaad Mein Jinki
Rok Lo Rooth Kar Unko Jaane Na Do
Baad Mein Pyaar Ke Chahe Bhejo Hazaron Salaam
Vo Phir Nahin Aate, Vo Phir Nahin Aate
Zindagi Ke Safar Mein...
Subah Aati Hai, Shaam Jaati Hai
Subah Aati Hai, Shaam Jaati Hai Yunhi
Vaqt Chalta Hi Rehta Hai Rukta Nahin
Ek Pal Mein Ye Aage Nikal Jaata Hai
Aadmi Theek Se Dekh Paata Nahin
Aur Pardey Pe Manzar Badal Jaata Hai
Ek Baar Chale Jaate Hain Jo Din-Raat Subah-O-Shaam
Vo Phir Nahin Aate, Vo Phir Nahin Aate
Zindagi Ke Safar Mein..

This is the one which was 'on air' in my head today.Interestingly this is the most recurred song. Infact this is the one which comes to my mind first when i think of my favorate songs.What appealed to me most abt this song is the lyrics........very meaningful lines and (on a philosophical note) quite relevent to the society and people as a whole.
More revelent for me today coz I realised the value of time and the real implications of the lines today! "Vaqt Chalta Hi Rehta Hai Rukta Nahin"............learned it the hard way today!


so are they named

Interesting piece of news.When i read the heading I thought it was yet another case of faulty voter's list.Being an ardent cricket fan myself, I cannot say whether I wont be doing something like this........but i can assure I wont take the names like this! may be sourav,rahul,sachin...............sounds better,doesnt it!

i lost

I was very proud of it. But i lost it.All my friends envied me for this.I lost it.I have aloways boasted about it.But, now have i lost it. I have been stripped of my pride, precious! .I have changed. My outlook has changed.I am no longer the original ME. I am dependent now.I am lost.I am dejected.
I have been deprived of it
(i know i am making a heavy weather out of it and going a bit over the top.......i valued it that much!)


this day last year

This day. 16th of aug. exacty one year since i landed in US. In this nation of million dreams and hopes. Aug. 15th was independence day for both of us: India and me. 58th for her and 1st for me.This day last year is quite vivid in my mind.In my heart, in my soul. Sun TV was telecasting PKS and i was all set to see it atleast then.Since i was done with all my 'adieus' and had received all my 'bon voyages' i was expecting a quiet departure from india. But it was not to be. I had chosen the wrong day to see PKS.My anna and manni and pattimars where right there in my house in the morning. I was quite happy to see them having know how rarely they used to get out of the house.Another surprise followed when BM came around lunch time.It is more significant given that he was visiting our house for the first time.I was really happy.PKS was totally out of my mind by them.I am not a emotional or sentimental person. I believe in the silent expressions of compassion or care or love or u-name-it.But it was hard for me to keep my composure when N came al the way from kalady to present me a t-shirt. The day i thought would pass like a whisker was never ending,and u bet i loved every moment of it.All i can remember after that day is today. when i write this first year anniversery remark.I dont know how well i would remember any other day in my life. But i bet 15th aug. 2004 is there to stay alive for some while from now.
While on 15th i was going on with my swatantradinaashamsakal to all i started feeling guilty. the thought of what have i done for my country creeped up in my mind? I would like to think aloud here: really..........what have i done for my country? have i done anything? could i have done anything? or what all could i have done? I have no answer! Feeling quite low. More than not doing anything for india, its the feeling of this thought coming only now hurts me more (tat shows i was negligent about my country when i was there) The only excuse (lame, it may be) i could come up with is : well, i havent done anything particularly good for the country.But again, i havent done any harm too! seems for the time being this is good enough reason to satiate the guitl in me.

quite a weekend

A pretty better weekend went by.C and P flew down here from utah.And thankfully i got a chance to go out of cincinnati(quite an accomplishment given my laziness and my love for being static).Had a fun 2 days. Went to dayton air firce museum.A funtabulous place to go.Saw an Imax movie there about a space lab being erected.Just got a bity philosophical and inferior thinking how much the world has advanced and i am still grumble for trivial things.Also changed my ultimate fantacy : from earning salary without working to living in space-floating around in zero g..........weightless,egoless(see, became a bit more sensible and realistic! this one is atleast possible,if not for me!)
And surpirse!!!!!!!!!!!!( well, not for anyone else,but me!) decided to go to india in dec.!It was just a matter of one day.Gave C and P long lecture y i wont be going to india and what i am planning to instead in dec. And all and made them convince that its not all that bad not going to india . And the very next day called them up to say i blocked ticket to india.Uh! many a times i am an enigma to myself.....quite an incomprehensible being! As i have told before, i am highly whimsical! Anyways, people here were more surprised when i said initially that i am not going to india.Difference in perspections and priorities u c!


what happens when u rent a car,with ur friends,over the weekend for driving practice?
what happens when u skip a whole day's practice hoping to make it up the next day?
what happens when 5 mins into ur driving,u bang the car against a wooden fence?
what happens if u jam the door and screw up the practice of others?
............u get a new nick...........'screw' driver !!