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Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Its a new day.Its a new collection.

Starting a new phase...
Going on a new path,
What better than
a new song collection,
to start things off...

Here is presenting Visions...and the first song is....Thoughts on a beautiful day

A day of dreams...
an evening of beauty,
long to see you,
as lovers only do.

Happiness apparent, longing within,
to see you, to be with you.
On a day like you,
sweet and charming.
Cant stay without you,
alone and longing.

Wishes I know dont,
come true,
just when you want them to.
But whats a wish if its
fulfilled so easily.
Whats a dream if it,
becomes reality so early.

So, with you not here,
and I can only wish...
That we would be together dear,
and days like this would come again,
and you would be with me, soon.

Saturday, May 27, 2006

Taking stock...part2...the poems

The cheesiest poem.... the Silliest Song Ever

The most popular...
Friends Forever

The critics award...
Deception

The most commented...Dilemma

The positive message award...Autumn Leaves

The story in a poem award...Stella's story

My favorite poem...The Hazy picture...

My Best poem...On your birthday

No link???hahaha.No its not an error.The songs dedicated so can not be put on the site.

My next poem is Thoughts on a beautiful day...and it would be posted very soon.Watch out for it...

Friday, May 26, 2006

Well...I am back...

Confessions is now five months old, and now its time to sit back and take stock. Here a listing of the most memorable posts...

The most comical post...all the dope on what shouldnt but does happen at MBA GD's.
Group Discussions and Personal Interviews

The most sentimental post...the feeling of what if???the fear of losing, and hope of being together...
the road to 'friends forever'

The even more comical post... the story of Five Point Someone, or rather 65% someone in DCE...
Five point someone in DCE

The most controversial most...talk about hidden coded messages, talk about ....;-)You just wouldn't want to miss this...
Songs,Dil se...Especially for you


The first college leaving post...all the emotional talk about leaving college, friends and also some other sentimental things;-)
In da Zone

The straight from the heart post...all things about my sis.
For my sis...

The last(hopefully) college leaving post... happiness apparent, fears within.
The Sound of glass

Thursday, May 25, 2006

For you...

In the words of Bob Marley...

Good friends we have, oh, good friends weve lost
Along the way.
In this great future, you cant forget your past;
So dry your tears, I seh.

God bless you, where ever you are...


Sunday, May 21, 2006

Exams...

Final semester.Last days in college.Final Exams...and its so hard to study. But if you have a task, you got to complete it. So, while I complete the formalities of studying for my finals, heres a thought to ponder over:

Just when you start getting the answers, the questions change.

Think about it.See you after the exams.

Saturday, May 13, 2006

The Sound of glass...not just another college leaving post.

Ask anyone of us in college, what are you doing these days?The answer would be the same. Same to the point of being, well boring. Well, I know we are all enjoying our last days in college. Yes, we are having the time of our lives. Yes the coming exams do not scare us one bit(that fear actually disappered a long time ago). Yes, we are all looking forward to the future.

Yes, we will miss these days. Yes we will miss sitting in the canteen for hours talking pointlessly, like we do now. Yes, we will miss the fun in the hostel. Yes we will miss the night outs just before the exams. Yes will miss the sleeping in classes, copying assignments...the usual things. Yes we will miss these four years. Yes, we will miss all the friends we made here. Yes, we know these days would never come back again.

The external happiness apparent in all of us, when you see us enjoying to our hearts outs, hides the pain, the pain of seperation, from college and friends, it hides the fear, the fear of losing, losing all whom you like, after college ends. That, despite the sound of glass of our carefreeness and happiness in our last days, is what my and your eyes are fighting to explain.

In the words of Jim Morrison:

The sound of glass
Speaks quick
Disdain

And conceals
What your eyes fight
To explain...

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Whats real courage?

If you have read To Kill a Mockingbird, you would know who was Atticus. If you know who was Atticus, you would know how he defined 'real courage' to his kids, Scout and Jem.

"I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It's when you know you're licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what. You rarely win, but sometimes you do."
~Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird, Chapter 11, spoken by the character Atticus

Here are some other memorable quotes from the same book:

They're certainly entitled to think that, and they're entitled to full respect for their opinions... but before I can live with other folks I've got to live with myself. The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience.

"I think I'll be a clown when I get grown," said Dill. "Yes, sir, a clown.... There ain't one thing in this world I can do about folks except laugh, so I'm gonna join the circus and laugh my head off."
"You got it backwards, Dill," said Jem. "Clowns are sad, it's folks that laugh at them."
"Well, I'm gonna be a new kind of clown. I'm gonna stand in the middle of the ring and laugh at the folks."

She seemed glad to see me when I appeared in the kitchen, and by watching her I began to think there was some skill involved in being a girl.

Atticus told me to delete the adjectives and I'd have the facts.

Atticus: I remember when my daddy gave me that gun. He told me that I should never point it at anything in the house; and that he'd rather I'd shoot at tin cans in the backyard. But he said that sooner or later he supposed the temptation to go after birds would be too much, and that I could shoot all the blue jays I wanted - if I could hit 'em; but to remember it was a sin to kill a mockingbird. Well, I reckon because mockingbirds don't do anything but make music for us to enjoy. They don't eat people's gardens, don't nest in the corncrib, they don't do one thing but just sing their hearts out for us.

Saturday, May 06, 2006

Random thoughts...

Yaad kuchh aata nahin ye hua kabse
Ho gaya mushkil chhupana aaj ye sabse
Tum kahoon to maang loon main aaj kuchh rabse
Arre re arre kya hua koi na pehchaana
Arre re arre banta hai to ban jaaye afsaana

Saamne hain raaste hum guzar jaayein
Ya kisike waaste hum thehar jaayein
Ab yahaan tak aa gayein ab kidhar jaayein
Arre re arre kya hua koi na pehchaana
Arre re arre banta hai to ban jaaye afsaana .

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Think out of the box...think lateral...

What wekipedia says...
Lateral thinking is a term invented by Edward de Bono. He defines it as a technique of problem solving by approaching problems indirectly at diverse angles instead of concentrating on one approach at length.Lateral thinking is about reasoning that is not immediately obvious and about ideas that may not be obtainable by using only traditional step-by-step logic. Techniques that apply lateral thinking to problems are characterized by the shifting of thinking patterns away from entrenched or predictable thinking to new or unexpected ideas.

Lateral thinking defined by Edward de Bono...
"Lateral Thinking is for changing concepts and perceptions"
With logic you start out with certain ingredients just as in playing chess you start out with given pieces. But what are those pieces? In most real life situations the pieces are not given, we just assume they are there. We assume certain perceptions, certain concepts and certain boundaries. Lateral thinking is concerned not with playing with the existing pieces but with seeking to change those very pieces. Lateral thinking is concerned with the perception part of thinking. This is where we organize the external world into the pieces we can then 'process'.

Well, lateral thinking in simple language is looking at the same problem, from entirely new and different perspectives, which we might not arrive from simple logical reasoning. The process of finding solutions to problems using Lateral Thinking is more creative than logical. It is this approach which is gaining popularity across the world, and is now being used even by Greg Chappel for improving the strategy of the Indian Cricket Team.

Here are a few examples I collected from the net to illustrate solutions using
Lateral Thinking...
A few scenarios are given and you have to find explanations for them...

1)A man and his wife raced through the streets. They stopped, and the husband got out of the car. When he came back, his wife was dead, and there was a stranger in the car.

2)A man is lying dead, face down in the desert. He's wearing a backpack.

3)The music stops, and a woman dies.

4)A man is found hanging in an otherwise empty locked room with a puddle of water under his feet.

5)A man is lying dead in a room. There is a large pile of gold and jewels on the floor, a chandelier attached to the ceiling, and a large open window.

the explanations...

1)The wife was about to have a baby. They drove to the hospital. The husband left to get a wheelchair, but the baby was born in the meantime, and the wife didn't survive the birth.

2)He jumped out of an airplane, but his parachute failed to open.

3)The woman is a tightrope walker in a circus. Her act consists of walking the rope blindfolded, accompanied by music, without a net. The conductor is supposed to stop the music when she reaches the end of the rope, signaling that it's safe to step off onto the platform. That day, the usual conductor was ill. The substitute stopped the music early.

4)He stood on a block of ice to hang himself.

5)The room is the ballroom of an ocean liner which sank some time ago. The man ran out of air while diving in the wreck.

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Reservations...again...

Well, when my friend in LHMC told me about the students strike in all the medical colleges in Delhi, about how she and her classmates were boycotting classes and about the recent protest by college students in India gate, lightening struck twice for me. Seriously after the initial shock when the issue first broke out, the issue had gone off the radar screen at least for me, till this week, when the gravity of the situation again dawned on me.

Well my views on the subject are best represented by a comment I wrote in one of my friend's blog,when the issue first broke out.

"So, old ghosts have come to haunt us again after 14 years. ya the same crappy talk about the so called affirmative action, dis-advantaged groups, advantaged groups, brilliant minds fleeing the country, political ends, social ends...
Well if you are on the road with no job, it doesn't matter which so called class you belong to. You are as advantaged or disadvantaged as any person on the earth.
By raking up this issue, the centuries old caste divisions would be deepened like never before. The blow due to this to the nation, would be a knock out one, from which it wouldn't be able to recover.
A state where from which class you came from did not matter, what you did mattered, your region, religion or caste was just yours, not a battleground for vote bank hungry politics, is the the one we should all strive for. Removing barriers rather than reinforcing them is the way forward. "

My own contribution apart from this comment was a small post I wrote back then...
http://confessions679.blogspot.com/2006/04/where-mind-is-without-fear.html

Monday, May 01, 2006

Seasons in the sun...

Well the college leaving countdown has started with the classes over and just about the exams to go, its still looking like we all just started. What better song now to capture this moment than the lines from the song Seasons in the sun...

So, heres presenting a few slightly modified lines from Seasons in the sun...enjoy and plz dont cry...

Goodbye to you, my trusted friends
We've known each other since college began
Together we climbed hills and trees
Learned of Love and ABC's
Skinned our hearts and skinned our knees.

Goodbye my friends, it's hard to go
When all the birds are singing in the sky
Now that the spring is in the air
Pretty girls are everywhere
Think of me and I’ll be there...

Goodbye to u, my dearest one
You gave me Love and helped me find the sun
And every time when I was down
You would always come around
And get my feet back on the ground.

Goodbye dear, it's hard to go
When all the birds are singing in the sky
Now that the spring is in the air
With the flowers everywhere
I wish that we could both be there...

We had joy, we had fun, we had Seasons in the sun
But the hills that we climbed were just Seasons out of time

We had joy, we had fun, we had Seasons in the sun
But the wine and the song like the Seasons have all gone...