the feminine art

Disclaimer:The first paragraph of the follwing blog is entirely based on my personnal experience with my family and relatives.My remarks are solely targeted at them and not anyone else.

From today,i have a new found respesct for women. Coz I ventured into, for the first time in my life, the art (I will have to call it so from my experience today) which the womenhood have mastered over the years- the art of shopping.
I have always wondered what the big deal abt shopping. More than the count , its the time the fairer sex spent in chosing each item that has baffled me.
But today i had a first hand experience of the pain and trouble they undergo.I had to go on a shopping spree today.Given that there was less than a fortnight left before i left for india, it was already late to start. This being Thanksgiving weekend didnt make any difference to me......went only abt 5 in the evening to walmart. I had no idea what to buy and what not to. Though I had got a vague guideline from my amma (guideline what more to help me have a count of relatives I have and who all needed to be 'taken care of' rather than what all to buy for them).Walmart appeared to me a alltogether new place for me. All items unseen before.I strolled through each section,picking a lot ot clothings,watches,googles, shoes etc just to ditch most of them at some other section far away from theirs'.Suddenly I lost track of how big my 'little' cousins were, how far away my 'near by 'relatives blank.
How I wish my mother was here ! I cud have entrusted the whole task to her without even bothering to get out of my bed!
Without going much into the details of my endeavor, I ented up purchasing some stuffs which went much beyond my budget. When I look into my checklist, still many relatives uncovered,many items unchecked (reminds me of some movie going over budget!).
Given the small cold wars and politics b/w few of my relatives,I have to make sure that all are treated (or ignored) equally.Most of these relatives living in proximity makes my task critical.
I am known for my diplomacy in my family. This is yet another test for my 'skill'. Lemme see how I come out of it!



Given how much of a cricket fanatic i am, it was surprising to me how come i havent blogged anything about my favorate topic so far. So here you go....I dont have anything more or different from what many have commented before (and still doing),neverthless here is my take:

Amist total confusions and speculations, ganguly has been selected in the indian test team.Having followed the developments and turnaround of events very closely since the controversial press meet by gaguly, i am not surprised.Though i am not a fan of ganguly,it was almost certain to me that he wouold make it into the indian test team(he had a centur in the last test he played). But what dissapointed me is the very process of selection.The selction committe meeting was preponed by a week so that they could announce that ganguly is there in th team right before the cricket match in culcutta so as to avoid any unfortunate incidents.There is a fine line b/w being a cricket fanatic and a cricket lunatic.This act of haste by the selectors is like surrundering to the whims of some crazy people.I feel this doesnt augers well for the indian cricket.Ganguly is(may be was) a good player,but no longer he is. If one is gonna select a player based on his past achievements and glories,then we should be bringing greats like Kapil, Gavaskar etc back in the team.Whatever has happened now is not gonna do any good for youngsters like yuvraj,kaif etc.Forget about them, this is not gonna help even ganguly.The most successful captain of the indian cricket team has been reduced to a pone which people from certain part of the country is trying to use to claim their strong hold in the indian cricket board.Quite unfortunate given how much this player has done for the betterment of the team.The comment by the head of the selection committee that his selection was done ahead of a fast bowler itself goes to show that it was more of an an act of precaution than consensus.Ganguly may not be good enough to don indian colors any longer;but he deserves better treatment.


25 and still going

Had my 25th birthday yesterday. everything for the first time in ur life will be cherished more than the subsequent ones. in that respect i enjoyed this birthday of mine, for, the first time in my life, i had a birthday cake!though i am not that concerned or particular abt such corny traditions, i enjoyed hogging the limelight for a day. (may be back in my mind, i might have wished for such things when i was a kid). thats the only positive i can figure out from my quarter century birth anniversery-a childhood dream of mine realised!otherwise, the very thought of 25 years freaks me out. there is no diff. b/w 19th and 20th nov. but, still,it just freaks me out without any reason!
thank god i dont look my age !!! (i have some paid friends to attest it ;)


we had the much delayed deepotsav this saturday(i heard few remark that the next diwali is much closer now that the gone one, which i would not object). again i was the DJ (i donned the same role for vasanthotsav also).programs went of pretty well,it cud have been done better, then again, as someone once told me, it cud have been worse regrets.