Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Does it move you

when you see animals used for amusement? I was just taking a walk in the Forest Hills Park in Queens a few weeks back where there were horses ridden by adults of all shapes and sizes and i felt so sad for the poor horses. I do not mind children riding them..but when i see full grown adults setting their hiney's on them and riding around..rather than walking....i just want to yell at them and drive some sense in them. Again, sea world, circus and all these places that force animals to do things for our amusement..breaks my heart. It is suddenly a big news if an elephant tramples 10 people, or a bull gores a few..but does anyone see the pain and the hurt we humans cause them?? I cannot believe people watch bull fights and there are supporters for it, horse races like the derby has become sophisticated, there are these dog shows where the poor dogs are supposed to do all sorts of tricks! why can't we leave them alone and let them be....

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Maybe i am not cultured or i am not pretentious

I think i would go with the latter..i truly hope so. Last week one of my friends visited me and insisted that she wanted to go to MOMA (Museum of Modern Art). I was truly sceptic and asked her if she would rather go to American Museum of Natural History, that i have been wanting to go again (actually it is just amazing and i am planning to become a member, so that i can visit it often)..but she chimed that MOMA is supposedly all glamorous and all artsy and if there was anything she wanted to do in NYC, it was to go to the amazing museum and Chinatown!. I was like allright...i mean it is your trip..and anyhoo..i wanted to check out Chinatown myself...so i agreed (only to regret later!)

MOMA in my opinion was obnoxious! yes...i said it...what is wrong with people....i saw paper stapled together shown as art...a paper crushed and then smoothed out..framed up....a canvas that was painted in black and had a block of red and one more color running thru...a winnie the pooh drawing all smudged up (even kids are forced to color within the lines people!!)...a tic-tac-toe with smilies and crosses!!..and much much more atrocious and over the top stuff...that people were looking at with awe and discussing in hushed tones...aiyiyi....i have to say..gave me a sort of a complex :D

I know many people may look down and me and say..well..this represents the universe...or the childlike innocence of a kid or some story pulled from you know where!!...I feel that the majority of people there were putting on an act. It was quite funny for me..as i thought the reaction of the people watching this pretentious and expensive (yeah $20 for it..i rather have bought me a lip gloss from sephora) art and acting all high and mighty! i will not say the whole museum was a flop...there were prolly 5-6 rooms that i thought was just amazing...but to have 4 floors in a building. I truly made up my mind..never to get sucked up in the hype..and if someone wants to visit it...i will lay out the subway chart and let em deal with it on their own! (btw. letting people go on their own on subway....i wish!)

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Diet Advice

Don't you love the advice people who have had no weight issues EVER give you! or people who have lost a meagre 5-10 pounds..or worse..people who have a healthy bmi..but want to lose 30 pounds to be super skinny give you. It makes me nuts...pure and simple. Just a few days...i was given a lecture on eating everything in moderation and walking for exercise as a amazing way to lose weight. Now how i wish it were true people....i wish i could eat 2 idlies for breakfast...few fruits for snacks...2 rotis with dal and sabji for lunch and dinner...and not to forget stop eating 3 hours before bedtime and waddle around a park for my workout! Let me tell you...knowing me...i will land up putting on some pounds..really...but what can i say when i have been given this advice keeping my best interest at heart?? I smile and gnash my teeth inside...painfully biting my cheek :D

Why do people give advice? Is it because they think that they know it all? or do they love their own voice that they cannot zip their mouth or is it pure concern?? I am yet to figure it out! Now in the recent past i have lost a good amount of weight...unfortunately i have put some of it back and now i am working to lose it. Yes, i know how to lose weight..thankyouverymuch. And yes, my method is quite hard and i do get to be a fanatic when i am focused (unfortunately the round 2 on my diet i am yet to pick up momentum..darn it...) but i know what has to be done..and it is going to take me a while to brace myself for the hardwork...but hey! i know it will give me results..so i am not going to listen to your lame easy comfy diet...coz it will not work for me!

Again..i have had relatives who have asked me about my diet..and i have been honest to them..only to be quizzed again and again...just incase i did not tell them the truth or i left some friggin important info out....isn't it sad! why would i lie...i know it sucks to be fat...i am not going to fib...like the girl near my home in India...whose bum would jiggle each time she walked (i swear!!)...suddenly was all super toned...and her explanation was that she ate curd rice for dinner!!..WTF...i had been eating curd rice for dinner too...but my gut was as jiggly as ever :D Again...am i being judgemental...maybe eating just curd rice was enought to get her toned...while i might have needed something more drastic...but on my part...i made myself happy by mocking her at my home (i know..i am no saint :D)...but again...i kept my mouth shut about asking her about the diet again and again....unlike something that i am having to put up with from the past week!!

So in conclusion i want to say...diet is hard and not all diets fit everyone...this is the truth! some people lose weight on weight watchers..some on jenny...some on south beach and some on nutri-system....and the list goes on. Let people do the diet they want and you figure out the diet you need to do...and stop bloody advising already!!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008


I have been tagged!! by Apar of Random Ruminations ....

Here is the info...

The rules of the game

RULE #1 : People who have been tagged must write their answers on their blogs and replace any question that they dislike with a new question formulated by themselves.

RULE #2 : Tag 6 people to do this quiz and they cannot refuse. These people must state who they were tagged by and cannot tag the person whom they were tagged by continue this game by sending it to other people.

1. If your lover betrayed you, what will your reaction be?

Pissed!! plain and simple...and the person will have hell to pay...

2. If you can have a dream to come true, what would it be?

To have an amazing figure despite of all the pigging out in the world and no working out too..hey! this is a dream right...

3. Whose butt would you like to kick?

Too many people to list here

4. What would you do with a billion dollars?

Buy amazing stuff for me and my family. Set up charity and scholarship funds for the deprived and travel the world in class...afterall..a billion can take you only so far...

5. Will you u fall in love with your best friend?


6. Which is more blessed, loving someone or being loved by someone?

Being loved

7. How long do you intend to wait for someone you really love?

Not too long..patience is not one of my virtues!

8. If the person you secretly like is already attached, what would you do?

Move-on...there are other fishes in the sea

9. If you like to act with someone, who will it be? your gf/bf or an actress/actor?


10. What takes you down the fastest?


11.How would you see yourself in ten years time?

A mom...running my own business and having a meaningful life

12. What’s your fear?

Not being able to help my loved ones...

13. What kind of person do you think the person who tagged you is?

A strong..smart..yet vulnerable person. Someone who has not realised her full potential...but has not given up on life and dreaming.

14. Would you rather be single and rich or married but poor?

Okay...the romantic in me wants to say poor and married..but the practical in me screams...rich and single..coz honestly being poor truly sucks!

15.What’s the first thing you do when you wake up?

Damn..is it 5:30 already...

16.Would you give all in a relationship?

Yes...but i expect the same level back

17. If you fall in love with two people simultaneously, who would you pick?

That is just not a possiblilty for me..i am waay too picky!

18. Would you forgive and forget no matter how horrible a thing the someone has done?


19. Do you prefer being single or having a relationship?

In a relationship - if it is positive and enriches my life....do not have time for losers..

20. List 6 people to tag

1. Laavanya
2. Sra
3. Sig
4. Nags

I can only think of them...

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Old Habits die hard....or do they even die!

seriously...i am notorious for taking more than i can chew..and i mean that in every sense possible. Let me explain...if it is work..i take more assignments than i can handle...no..it is not because i am insecure..it is because..i am greedy! i want to learn everything..NOW!..yeah..so there i go nodding my head..saying..yeah sure! i can do it...and then bury my head at work. If it is house-cleaning (a rare occasion tho)...i am super super thorough...taking a room apart...and clean the whole place up...right from arranging and lining drawers to rearranging clothes and the whole nine yard. The gym..i attend all the classes morning and evening....and want to be advanced level by end of week one (feel free to roll your eyes at me)...and finally comes up favorite topic..studies!!...here i have signed up for exams....which btw. i hav not even touched the book or even know the format of the exam!....And how could i forget DIET!! here i take the freakin cake...advance planning...obsessive weighing of food...thorough division of carb-protein-fat (luckily not more in-depth i tell ya) and timing of the food..spaced every 3 hours (i set an alarm...oooh yeah!!)

I have always been like this...obsessed and desire perfection in what i do..which is btw quite rare...coz i am also super lazy and not embarrased about it :D. My mentality has always been all or nothing...i have tried to change...and i did think i have...only to discover i was like a wolf in sheep's clothing! I am still the same girl...getting irritated if it is not to my standard and still nuts on things getting done in a certain way...i think what has changed in me during the years is I no longer expect people to do things my way...I just go ahead and do it and not throw a bitch fit...so do i get brownie points for it....oops!!

Btw. thnks for asking about me girls...felt the love..i tell ya...and Apar..will look into the tag.

Friday, August 1, 2008

You know

what makes me mad about blogging and even commenting is people out of the blue..complete strangers come in and shove their opinion on what is right or not. Who are these people and what right do they have to tell me how i should express my feelings?? If you do not like what i am saying..please move on..close the page..or ignore my comment and maybe make sure you never read what i write..but how dare you pass on a judgement on me and tell me what i am writing is incorrect. I am fed-up of people who are judgemental..it seems the world is full of them! i guess these people thrive on arguments..advice giving and putting people down. 'You cannot say this'...'this is wrong'...'in my opinion'...really who the freak cares! shove ur opinion and keep ur trap shut!

I have seen arguments everywhere....weight-loss boards...career help boards...even on boards that help you to write a competetive exams..there is always a group of people..basically busy bodies..who moniter everything around them and make sure things are as to their liking. What a bunch of selfish losers. It gets hard to even express what you think..as there is someone pointing their finger and saying..'this is wrong...this is how it should be told'...'that is great'...who are you btw. and why do you hide under alphabets and fictitious names and leave no valid email behind..so that i can reach you and give you a piece of my mind....uuuugh!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

It's a family secret

she claimed..when my friend asked the host the recipe of a paneer dish she had at her place. It made me laugh..coz my bud told me the host was a keralite ..so i seriously doubt the recipe was handed down generation to generation..a punjabi..kashmiri...even u.p'ite i would perhaps believe it...and secondly..c'mon people..what is the harm in sharing?? I understand if you have a catering business or a restaurant business where you do not want to divulge the secret...but for a home cook to do that in my opinion is plain rude. My buddy was pretty miffed..esp. when the host had written down recipes of bisibela-baath and some more kannadiga recipes from her...but when it came to share her recipe..turned her down.

I have noticed this trend here in America..not sure if it is caught-up elsewhere...but growing up in India i recall..we would force our mother to get geeta maami's rawa idly recipe...or anjali aunty's chole-bhature recipe..coz we loved it so..and those aunties would share it so lovingly...actually sending in some the next time they make it!. I see 'family' recipes and other authentic recipes shared by so many bloggers with pictures and ever ready to answer your questions..so what is with some people who are keeping their family secrets for food?? I am fed-up with people claiming family secret pasta sauce..family secret chilli..family secret god-knows-what!! get over it guys!! share it...you are anyway not making a buck with selling ur food..why not share the recipe and share the love of food with friends.

I remember...one of my co-workers...who would talk a lot of her pasta sauce recipe..spilled the beans..after an evening in the bar. The amazing secret was just a ridiculous step in making the sauce!!..i laughed so hard when i heard it..coz i was expecting it to be something exotic or some technique i had no idea about. When you see food network..half the channel is talking about family secret recipe..while we have the other half claiming to us that they are spilling their family secret recipe..and i see the recipe with full concentration instead of the usual half my mind on the book i am reading...only to get short-changed on the recipe..the secret is nothing to write home about!!...as usual i have been made a dummy :D