Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Forgotten positives....

Here's a poem I came across a few days ago, which is a rather intelligent display of a few peculiarities of the English language....

A very Descript Man

I am such a dolent man,
I eptly work each day;
My acts are all becilic,
I've just ane things to say.

My nerves are strung, my hair is kempt,
I'm gusting and I'm span:
I look with dain on everyone
And am a pudent man.

I travel cognito and make
A delible impression:
I overcome a slight chalance,
With gruntled self-possession.

My dignation would be great
If I should digent be:
I trust my vagance will bring
An astrous life for me.
J H Parker

Monday, June 7, 2010


This won't be a formal post, just a few pics I had taken quite a long time back while on a trip to the Duars. I found them to be strangely in sync with my recent state-of-mind, so just thought of putting them up here.

Lighted up.....

"Strawberry Fields forever......"
Though they may not seem as impressive as the Beatles made them sound , these indeed are strawberry fields....

Drenched in vanilla twilight....

And last but not the least, this series of four continuous snaps is my favourite....
either it was a "one-in-a-million" chance, or just my imagination running wild, but then again, who cares....

That's all for now..

Signing off,

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Guilt. Yeah, that's the first thing that came to my head, when I finally started typing. For having neglected it for so long. Or for not making good use of the "Delete Blog" option and freeing some amount of cyberspace for others. I know its free, but that's still no excuse for wasting some good cyberspace....
Well, it was just around the summer break last year that I had first tried my hand at blogging, inspired no doubt, from the complete lack of any other interesting or engaging activity. I remember that I had assumed that as it had only been a year in college, that is why I did not have any stuff to do at home. I had also assumed that from the next year onwards, I would be somewhat engaged in something or the other, maybe a project or a training, or for that matter, even a vacation trip somewhere. Well, second year's gone, but things have not much improved, atleast for me, because I still am sitting at my home, bored to death, without anything to do. My daily routine consists of sleeping, movies, books and internet. Too much monotonous, even for my liking. I need a break. Well, could have got one too, with so many trainings and VTs and projects that everyone's invovled in, it's really difficult not to have landed up with something. But, again, I had underestimated my own penchant for procastination. I had started diging up stuff on summer trainings and project opportunities long back in December last year, and had collected quite a few stuff on trainings and fellowships offered to engineering students. But the folder named "Summer trainings and projects" still shows a last modified/accessed date of 24th January,2010. That's the time around which I started losing my enthusiasm and interest in all that, and by the time the applications came out and the deadlines arrived, my enthusiasm had gone down to such "abyss"-mic levels that I did not bother to apply for most of them, and when I finally did, it was either after the deadlines, or after all the seats were occupied, or the concerned authorities were no longer interested in entertaining any such applications. So, apparently, I have convicted myself, to another summer of nothing but utter boredom, tempered by occasional relief provided by the internet, and the 160 GB hard disk which I have crammed with as many movies and books and music as I could get my hands on. So, probably, I'll be posting a few stuff here and there on my blog now, now that I have nothing better to do. Having nothin better to do, I've finally decided on a month-long trip to Delhi- Chandigarh. I certainly hope that if nothing else, it will help me with a few posts on this almost-defunct blog.

Till then,
Signing off