Sunday, December 28, 2014

Smile and the World Smiles with you....!!

Just the other day, I was having a conversation with a friend. He said that he did not enjoy a movie
because there were just two of them who had gone for the movie. I asked, how many people did he need? And he replied that to have fun he needed 5 - 6 people. And then he kind of made a comment that unlike me, he can't enjoy being alone!

Well... I don't understand how are others responsible for your happiness? I mean, I believe one can enjoy as much as they wish to, with or without anyone.

Before I make any point, let me tell that I am not someone who enjoys alone. Instead, being alone, is
my biggest fear. However, I hate to admit that it has been a lot of times that I have found myself in situations which have taught me to enjoy by myself.

I mean, yes I do get upset. Indeed, I get upset a lot. But just tell me, if I am upset and there is nothing that can be done about it and then, suddenly, I hear the new peppy popular item song and I get up and think - what the hell... sitting silent is not doing anything good. I can sit and cry or I can dance. Dancing is something I love. So, why
shouldn't I dance?

Another time, I was really tired with work... and so was a friend. I wanted a way out. I just took him to a movie... I loved that movie more than anything. Yes, I like to see movies but I particularly enjoyed that one. It is not because I like being alone - but because I made a choice. I chose to be happy.

See... things happen in life. Something or the other goes wrong every moment. One thing will mend only to dismantle another thing. Then, where am I supposed to enjoy?

By this post, I am not saying that we don't need anyone to be happy. Indeed, I am not saying anything at all. I am just showing my own perspective. All I intend to say is - You need to choose. Ofcourse, being with friends is always fun. But for moments when you are all alone - you just need to take control. All other remedies can only work and will only work when once you are ready!




And you know, if ever it happens that you want to apply this - whenever you are sad and alone - do anything. But do something! Don't just sit. Try something new. If nothing, you will get to learn a new thing. Listen to a song. Dance. Create something. I am not tempting you for more solo time, I am just trying to tell you what to do if you have a solo time!

Keep Smiling :)


Friday, December 26, 2014

Miracle of the Day : 25th December 2014

Christmas is really all about 'Miracles'! I have heard this alot of times... and somewhere deep down I do believe it but the truth is, today, I lived it!

I woke up in the morning to a friend's message. Well... you must be wondering what is the miracle here... So, the miracle is that this is a special friend. He is as wonderful person as you can ever find and yet, me, being a really stupid person, let him go. Indeed, I hurt him out of my life... but he is really sweet. For a couple of days, he is talking to me again... And I find myself really wanting much
more of it. Everytime I talk to him, I somehow want to talk everything... maybe to make up for the 2 months that I lost.
Anyways... waking up to his message was really amazing! Thank You for being my miracle Raspberry... ;)

So well... after that... the best Miracle thing was - I wore a rosary and swore the name of Allah during a puja that was conducted for me on Christmas! Hell... I loved it! No offense to anyone... but I seriously feel that movies like OMG and PK come.. people see them and praise them. They say they are so good movies and so correct too. But no one follows the message behind them. Eventually, these are just reduced to a credit for the actor.
Even for OMG, I used to follow it. It is we who created God. God never created the division. We divided ourselves and when we had no one to blame, we created God and blamed him that he sent me to this family!
Anyways... I guess I am going off topic. I really loved sitting there. I felt at peace.

Then... after like 4 months... I met my sister! She is like a soul mate to me. She understands me in all ways perfectly and it is like she accepts me and loves me for all my flaws. I am truly blessed to have met her. Well... the miracle here was, we are neighbors and yet, I met her after this long. And the moment she met me, she knew exactly what I needed to hear and tell her. And even though she is younger than me, she would scold me like she is so much more experienced. But you know, she is always correct... so whenever I need help - I go to her. Ananya - if you are reading it - you are awesome love. I am definitely blessed to have you. Stay that way :D

Then later in the evening... I talked to this friend I mentioned earlier. It was another miracle!

Also... another long lost friend contacted me.. and though I did not yet talk much to him... it is still a miracle :D I feel great!

Lastly.. I met so many relatives today. My cousins.. family!


Christmas is indeed magic!


Thursday, December 25, 2014

I couldn't have imagined, how good my life would get, from the moment I met you.... ;)


This is a wonderful video from the show 'The Big Bang Theory' where, Howard (who is always shown to be someone as far away from commitment as can be) writes this song for his wife on their date anniversary.
This is the sweetest thing I have ever seen and it is very adorable.

Today, there is a friend who doubted whether if he is a good enough person and to him, I dedicate this. I couldn't have imagined how good my life would get... from the moment that I met you ;)

If I didn’t have you, life would be blue I’d be Doctor Who without the TARDIS A candle without a wick, a Watson without a Crick I’d be one of my outfits without a dick-ey
I’d be cheese without the mac, Steve Jobs without the Wozniak I’d be solving exponential equations that use bases not found on your calculator, making it much harder to crack
I’d be an atom without a bomb, a dot without the com And I’d probably still live with my mom (All, echo: And he’d probably still live with his mom)
Ever since I met you, you’ve turned my world around You’ve supported all my dreams and all my hopes You’re like Uranium-235 and I’m Uranium-238, Almost inseparable isotopes
I couldn’t have imagined how good my life would get From the moment that I met you, Bernadette
If I didn’t have you, life would be dreary I’d be string theory without any string I’d be binary code without a one, A cathode ray tube without an electron gun I’d be ‘Firefly’, ‘Buffy,’ and ‘Avengers’ without Joss Whedon I’d speak a lot more Klingon,
[Speaks Klingon]
All: And he’d definitely still live with his mom
Ever since I met you, you’ve turned my world around You’re my best friend and my lover We’re like changing electric and magnetic fields; you can’t have one, without the other
I couldn’t have imagined how good my life would get From the moment that I met you, Bernadette
All: Oh, we couldn’t have imagined, how good our lives would get From the moment that we met you, Bernadette

Sunday, September 7, 2014

20 Reasons why HIMYM-Alternate Ending is way better than the one shown previously


If you are reading this, then you are 'How I met your Mother' fan and probably disappointed by the way the
series ended in March. I hated it to the core but unfortunately, for all these months I was stuck with what was telecast and all I could do was try and find some comfort. But then… last night, I struck GOLD! The alternate ending to the series, that was supposed to be in the full DVD set of Season 9 and even in the full DVD set of the series (All 9 seasons) that is due on September 23, was somehow leaked on the internet.

Note : I had bought the novel 'The Secret' on recommendation of a friend. She said that the book was magic and contained powers to make people happy. I was really sad yesterday, so I got a book that could help me. And within a few hours of purchasing it and reading only a page or two, I found out about the Alternate Ending. Well, if you ask me, I will always want to see more and find some fault here and there… but if you REALLY ask me, the Alternate Ending is as beautiful as possible - totally perfect - a perfect sum of the entire 9 year journey and to top all of it, it is happy. I am still in tears but these are tears that the show is finally over. The only good thing about the old ending was that I knew the show couldn’t end
like this and this is the only fault with the new one - my show has ended….. Anyways, in the Secret, there are mention of people all over the world experiencing miracles by reading 'The Secret' and implementing the good changes in their way of life. I had barely read it, but it bought immense happiness to me. I wish everyone reads it so we all be happy… and trust me, I am gonna read it real soon!! Who knows, the entire cast shows up at my doorstep? :P

SPOILER ALERT : Read this only if you are sure that you have seen both the endings.

Note : The leaked ending here is considered as the 'Alternate Ending' and in case there is another 'Alternate Ending'… well, I will blog about that when that comes.

So, I can give you a reason per episode for why the old ending is pretty horrible and should never have been aired. However, the creators stick by it, so I cant do anything evil to it. Yet, we have this new Alternate Ending leaked on the internet and it is BEAUTIFUL and PERFECT. Now I am not saying the last sentence to be a reason, therefore, allow me to present 25 logical reasons as to why the new ending is better!!

  1. The story started 9 years back with the 'Future Ted Mosby' telling the story to his kids in 'Bob
    Saget's voice'. In the previous end, the voice in the last scene is magically changed to Josh Radnor's voice. How can voice change?

  1. In the episode 'Sunrise', Ted had let Robin go from his heart. Once that is done, he met Tracy and had a beautiful family. But no way those feelings were coming back, unlike his kids said in the last scene of the previous ending.

  1. In the s09e22, when Robin says that Ted has always been perfect for her and the two should elope, Ted told her that she didn’t knew him if she thought that he was going to do that to Barney and that he had moved on. Two words - 'Moved On'.

  1. In s09e22, when Barney accepts that the locket was found by Ted and not him, Robin realizes that he is perfect for her. Yes, their marriage doesn’t last but the reasons for that are completely different.

  1. When Lily says in s09e23 that 'Not this time. This is different' to Marshall saying that How can Ted do it all over again… meet a gal, go too big too soon and then end up hurt… It was supposed to be different! It was different but it turned the same way.

  1. Why tell the story 'How I met your Mother' when the eponym character dies the same way that she lived - off-screen…. ??

  1. The story of 'How I met your Mother' should end with '… and that is how I met your mother!' and not with the French Blue Horn. Maybe the yellow umbrella or the bass the mother played or the yellow bus…

  1. I really didn’t like the way the old ending was compiled… as in the kids scenes were shot long back so every time the kids spoke something, the camera was direct on them and whenever Ted spoke, the camera was direct on him. It reflected that the scenes are cut. Whereas in the new ending, it is voice over by Future Ted… just like the way we are used to.
  2. An important event such as the death of the mother, needed more than just one line '…and I carried that lesson with me when she got sick…' . Please, she is the title character, show some
    respect.

  1. Even though I love the entire dialogue 'It was indeed a long and difficult road…' but this one is a little more lively. It doesn’t make us sad.

  1. Same goes for the music. The background score of the final scene in the old ending makes you wanna cry out but this really cheerful and good. It is kind of the ending the series deserve. I mean it is a comedy not a drama… and why should we be sad that it ended, I am glad it happened!

  1. The new ending has the 'yellow umbrella' scene in the last - and I totally loved it. I was missing the Yellow Umbrella in the old ending so much!

  1. The sentence in the new Ending 'and when I wake up next to your mother' is probably the first statement NOT in flashback told by Future Ted about what he felt with Tracy. It was great to hear and so lovely! The old ending barely knew that Tracy and Ted were in love.

  1. The mini flashback of the entire series is really cool in the New Ending. I mean when all the good things are in this one, why did you really show the old one? Probably because you wanted to create this havoc of heartbreaks as an applause to the grand revelation of the REAL ending!

  1. Ted was a hopeless Romantic. Saying that '…if I hadnt been through hell to get there, the lesson might not have been just as clear…' is not the way he would say it. In previous episodes, he had already said that he keeps dating and falling big-time for women because he believes that somewhere there is the girl meant for him. So, he would probably say that yes it was wrong but easy.

  1. In the new ending, Ted says '… be in the right place at the right time …' and that was important for all his life before that had been filled with wrong places and wrong times so that he could be on this one rightly. And it was important he said that because he kept complaining about the wrong ones throughout the series instead of 'Thank God, Thank every God there is or was or will be in the entire Universe and anyone else I could possibly thank…'

  1. 'The dumbest and most stupidest thing possible' is going upto a beautiful girl in the station and talking to her and I can see it coming from Ted Mosby because everytime he liked a girl in the way he liked the mother, he didn’t do this, rather he did the wise stuff such as stealing the Blue French Horn, dressing up the same way every halloween… and the list goes on!

  1. In the new Ending, Ted is glad to have met the mother and he has moved on. That is the reason he could tell the story so nicely and even when he mentioned his ex's, he knew it didn’t matter anymore. In the old ending, if Ted had feelings for Robin, why he kept saying 'Aunt Robin' in that neutral voice and everytime the Future Ted mentioned her, he was not interested in her.

  1. If Ted had to end up with Robin… where the hell did 'Aunt Robin' come from?

  1. It is more likely that Ted would remember all the people like he did in the mini flashback who helped him get to Tracy rather than '… and anyone else I could possibly thank…'. That is so not like Ted!


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If I find more, I will definitely keep this list going. But these were the very obvious 20 staring right into my face.

And you know, there is something else as well - if the creators would have released this ending first, most audiences would be fine. As in okay, people who liked the old ending, might not have liked this very much but I am pretty sure they wouldn’t have revolted to get a sad ending. A happy ending would have been the safer card to play. But then, we all would be sad because the show would get over.
However, as it happened, for this 4 minutes and 17 seconds, I waited for almost 5 months. The show never ended where it should have had ended. There were several things that I realized in this 5 months - I had time to think how the show affected me and how I felt about it in general, about it ending. It taught me to accept things.

So…….. In a way, the creators are some real awesome people! Love you #HIMYM

Monday, September 1, 2014

I had A very Exciting Day

I had an exciting day 
Looking for places and finding places 
Eating food that should have suffice(d) 
But fell short crockery, roti or rice 
Yet as high as 50 bucks the price 
Some ate large to waste and other nibbled like mice 
With two people to jostle the 200 and more 
And two guests promising us fame and crore(s) 
So what if I had to sit throughput? 
...thinking of birds that fly and fishes that pout 
Escaping into high skies or deep lake... 
How in the Lord's grace, yet, I get this headache? 
Still to be a little sure, 
For months, can this I endure? 
A great experience to be searched from a stack of hay 
Oh!! Did I mention, I had a very exciting day!!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Hair Tip : URGENT : Rebonding? : IMPORTANT

Hey all beautiful girls out there...
and more importantly - all the beautiful-hair girls!

Well - you are here because you were googling about 'rebonding'. Now I know how much you love straight hair... I had huge wavy hair and then I wanted them to be straight.. I bought a usable (local) hair-straightner and used it for a long time. What happened was my wavy hair smoothed a little but I still had pretty curly hair... Until one day I got them rebonded.

Trust me my hair were super awesome and I just loved them. I would flaunt them and play with them... Long story short, I fell head over heels in love with my own hair. But the point to note that I got my first rebonding done in Looks Unisex Salon and trust me guys I do recommend them... they are amazing at their job.

Almost one and a half years, I loved my hair and then they starting to be natural.

Anyways.... I was really stupid and got rebonding done again at the local parlor. She did follow the steps correctly and also use good products but somehow my hair wasnt what I wanted them to be.

And today with only like 3 months I am having a horrible hair fall. It am loosing like 20 - 30 hair daily and it kills me everytime a single hair I see has fallen out. And honestly, my hair doesnt fall strand by strand... they are falling in bunches.

Earlier I didnt have very beautiful straight hair but I had a volume that would make everyone jealous...

So everyone here... I want to suggest you - DONT GET YOUR HAIR REBONDED in some place where it costs less. Always go for national brands and professional salons. And take real good care of your hair. My personal tip will only be this.

And I have researched alot but I have discovered hair wont stop falling until all damaged hair have fallen. You just need to take more care and be very gentle with them.

Good Luck :)

Monday, August 25, 2014

Legen - I-dont-have-to-wait-anymore-for-it-for-I-already-got-it - dary! Legendary! True Story (y)

From the name, I am pretty sure that you know that this post is about 'HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER'; It's official now - I am never getting over that show! It is damn awesome. Yes, I am upset with certain things but this is also something I learned from the show - sometimes the choice is between your Ego and the love you have for someone/ something. I can be pissed off for all the years to come or I can just choose to be happy that it happened. And no matter how much it hurts, I am always gonna be glad that I was a part of it and it is a part of my life forever.

There are so many things I love about the show that there was no way I could have stayed mad at it forever. And yes, I am disappointed, I wanted to see more. I wanted to know Tracy. I wanted to see Ted treat her the way he treated the others... Like, he mentions this girl 'Blah-Blah'... Future Ted doesnt even remember her name but he
takes all the time to tell the story to his kids with all details... Then atleast, the Mother deserved one whole season!
I know the entire series is kinda after her.... but I wanted to see more Tracy.

Anyways... I am not complaining. Not right now atleast.


Well... I loved the lines Ted quotes about the exact moment of when he meets his wife and what he feels about her. I have already cut out that clip and it is in a short movie I made for the couple... it is also my ringtone/ my alarm tone! I am obsessed with it. I had written down all but couldnt find it right now and I so wanted to read those words. And just as
I was about to Google them, I thought I would rather watch my video over and over again and keep writing this blog till I have all the words.

And this is what I am doing right now! Here they are -


It was at times a long and difficult road
But I am glad it was long and difficult
Because, if I hadn't gone through hell to get there
the lesson might not have been just as clear.

Right from the moment I met your mom
I knew, I have to love this women as much as I can
for as long as I can
and I can never stop loving her
not even for a second.

I carried that lesson with me through every stupid fight we every had
every 5 am Christmas morning
every sleepy sunday afternoon,
through speed bump
every pang of jealousy or boredom or uncertainty that came our way
I carried that lesson with me

and I carried it with me when she got sick.
Even then in what can only be called the worst of times
all I could do was thank God.
thank every God, there is or ever was or will be
in the whole Universe
and anyone I could possibly thank
that I saw that beautiful girl on that train platform

and that I had the guts
to stand up, walk over to her
tap her on the shoulder
open my mouth and SPEAK!


As I saw that video and heard the lyrics... I realized that this is totally how I would define 'Love'. All
Ted has in his heart for Tracy is pure genuine love. He loves her so much that it doesnt even matter
that she is dead and he continues to love her. He loves her by remembering every little bit of details and telling it to his kids... Even in the early seasons, before Stella, before even getting that Umbrella, often whatever he thought of how the Mother should be, he has remembered that and shared it with his friends. I love that thing.

I hope.... someday I will learn to love this way!!

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Girl Guide : Introduction

Hey friends...
Now well, let me make it real clear that I am no expert over such issues but I am a girl who had lots of things growing up. And as God has made me, I like to deal with my situations myself. It doesnt mean that parents or anyone older plays no role or should play no role, but I sincerely believe that girls should be given sufficient freedom and ample love.

Having said that... I am currently seeing my younger sisters grow. One of them, I find is totally like me. And the other one - well, she is definitely a challenge to me as well.

So, this new thing I thought I might share online. I am no expert but maybe my experiences and story help other girls like me.

If you are searching for any topic that I will share under this label, you are either a worried parent/ guardian or you are the girl... I believe the latter is more accurate.
First thing you need to know is that there is nothing wrong with the little girl. Don't freak out! You are perfectly normal and sane... Almost just as sane as I am (or maybe loads better). You see there is something that I have learned the hard way and I dont want others to learn it that way - people are not evil/ bad... they are just different. And anyone or anything we dont find according to our plan, we have a habit to term that as evil.

Therefore, I dedicate this post and every other post that will follow under this label as an attempt to put out this word so that I can help as many as possible or atleast let them feel sure that there is nothing wrong with them. We need to just change the perspective :)

Friday, August 22, 2014

How I met Your Mother : What I miss the Most

You know... I am kinda watching How I met Your Mother rerun - from Season 1 till it goes on (currently, am at Season 3)... and you know, now I know how it is gonna end, the experience is really different.
Like when Ted gets to know that Robin likes him and even when he is already with Vitoria, he says that with Robin it feels right. Similarly, now that I am seeing it, Robin was way too better with Ted than she was with Barney, quite honestly. It was right but it was right for Robin. She had it all. He was the one she said 'I Love You' for the first time to. She was ready to move in with him... even if that never really worked. But you see, if there was anyone Robin was going to be with, it was Ted. I mean, yeah I loved Robin and Barney as a couple and I so wanted them to be together but now I see that was so not gonna work.

But then... this relationship was right from Robin... Was it correct for Ted? I think not. You see that yes, Ted was willing to travel and live on the road and have adventures for Robin but you know it just wasnt Ted. And one can make adjustments here and there but something as big as this was changing your entire self. One thing that hasnt changed in my perspective from last time to this is that Ted is a very nice guy and I wouldnt want him to change at all. Therefore I believe (still) that its only Tracy for Ted.

In the first episode of Season 3, Ted tells his kids (in future) that this story is not just about meeting the mother, it is about becoming who needed to become in order to be the perfect one for the mother. This is really beautiful.
Tracy and Ted are two very beautiful people but had they met just like that at a bar or something and dated, even I doubt they would have discovered each other. Ted needed heart-breaks (loads of them) and still keep believing in love. That is how he was able to make Tracy believe in love after she lost it once. And had Tracy not been with that other guy who proposed to her in Farhampton... she wouldnt ever realize how much pain she was feeling. Only when she faced it, was she able to deal with it.

You know... I totally wish there was another season... even half a season, where we could see them together. Now that it is shot, I know the alternate ending can be no different because it is not gonna be reshot, whatever is shot is gonna be rearranged... and it will just be that they meet or she is dead but no Robin scene. Whatever it will be... I still didnt get to see Tracy. And as a fan... I will always miss her as a part of the show... no matter how many times I see it. Right from the first appearance of that Yellow Umbrella in Season 3 till the last bit... I see and all I think it - hey this is Tracy... Gosh, I wish she had a dialogue or just a glimpse. But I know that is not happening.

And you see there is one scene I loved... when Lily and Marshall get married, there is a small conversation between Barney and Scooter.... and they are real life sweethearts. It is amazing... And there is another scene where before starting to date, Robin and Ted bring dates to make the other jealous and Robin brings Sandy Rivers. And there is a brief second where Lily is talking to Ted or Barney and she glances over the left because that is where Sandy, her real-life husband is sitting. So adorable..... <3 p="">
Anyways...... this post is just about something great... now ended but I am so gonna miss it. And it doesnt matter if I am mad about it or not because it is so not gonna change. It is a sadness I will feel always for not knowing Tracy.... :)

Sunday, August 17, 2014

57 Facts about Harry Potter

Hey... I found these facts on a site, thought, I would share them all here with all of you :)

1. These were some of the original names of the characters before Rowling changed them: Hermione Puckle, Neville Puff, Draco Spinks, Lily Moon (Luna Lovegood), Madhari Patil, and Mati Patil.
2. Fred and George were born on April Fool’s Day.


3. The only time the Weasley twins were ever apart were when George’s ear was cursed off and when Fred was killed.
4. George Weasley married Angelina Johnson and had two kids named Fred and Roxanne.
5. Fred and George once threw snow at Voldemort’s face.


6. Remus Lupin’s Patronus is a wolf (not a werewolf), because all things wolf-related disgust him.
7. His father, Lyall Lupin, once described werewolves as “soulless, evil, deserving nothing but death” in front of Greyback, and he took his revenge by biting Remus just before his fifth birthday.


8. Lupin was posthumously awarded the Order of Merlin, First Class, the first werewolf to ever receive this honor.
9. Nymphadora Tonks’ original Patronus was a jack rabbit, but it eventually changed to a wolf.


10. Minerva McGonagall was a gifted Quidditch player, but she experienced a nasty fall in her final year at Hogwarts that left her with a concussion and several broken ribs.
11. After graduation, Minerva fell head-over-heels in love with a Muggle boy named Dougal McGregor.
12. He proposed to her, and although she wanted to accept, she declined in fear of never being able to reveal her true identity unless they had kids. If she broke the International Statute of Secrecy, she would lose the job at the Ministry for which she was giving him up.
13. Minerva left for London three days later, and found herself bitter from heartbreak and hating her new life. She eventually took a teaching post at Hogwarts.
14. Professor McGonagall ended up marrying her old boss at the Ministry, Elphinstone Urquart, who proposed several times before she accepted.
15. Her husband suffered an accidental death (Venomous Tentacula bite) three years into their marriage. She always kept her maiden name.


16. The Death Eaters’ Dark Marks eventually faded into scars. They no longer burn or hurt.
17. Dementors are based off J.K. Rowling’s time of depression in her twenties.
18. Rowling said the Harry Potter series might not have happened if her mother hadn’t died. “The books are what they are because she died … because I loved her and she died.”
19. Rowling almost killed off Ron “out of sheer spite.”


20. Michael Jackson once approached Rowling about making a musical based on the books, but she turned it down.
21. However, a play about Harry’s life pre-Hogwarts is hitting the London stage in 2015.
22. For a long time, Rowling planned the last word in the series to be “scar,” but eventually changed the last sentence to “All was well.”


23. Voldemort was 71 years old when he died in the Battle of Hogwarts.
24. Dumbledore fell in love with Gellert Grindelwald.


25. Snape was not immediately added to the portraits in the headmaster’s office, but Harry insisted he be placed next to Dumbledore.
26. Most Black family members are named after stars or constellations. (Sirius is known colloquially as the “Dog Star,” reflecting its prominence in its constellation, Canis Major (Greater Dog).
27. A magnificent fountain in the middle of the park at Beauxbatons School is said to have healing and beautifying powers and is named for Nicolas and Perenelle Flamel.


28. Luna Lovegood became a naturalist and eventually married Rolf Scamander, with whom she had twin sons, Lorcan and Lysander.


29. Professor Quirrell was technically a temporary Horcrux, as were the animals Voldemort inhibited during his years of exile.
30. Arthur Weasley was supposed to die in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, but was replaced with Sirius.
31. Ginny Weasley became a professional Quidditch player for the Holyhead Harpies, but eventually retired to take care of her children.
32. She then became the senior Quidditch correspondent for the Daily Prophet.
33. James Sirius Potter, Harry’s oldest son, stole the Marauder’s Map from his dad’s desk.
34. Harry, Ron, and Hermione all got their own Chocolate Frog cards.


35. Herpo the Foul was the first person to create a Horcrux and the first person to breed a Basilisk.
36. Winky the house-elf is still at Hogwarts, but never got over her addiction to Butterbeer.
37. Harry and Dudley would still see each other after the Battle of Hogwarts, but they would visit more out of a sense of duty and sit in silence so that their children could see their cousins.
38. Hermione began her post-Hogwarts career at the Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures to help improve the lives of house-elves, but then moved to the Department of Magical Law Enforcement.
39. Ron became an Auror, but at some point, he also helped George at Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes, which became a booming business.
40. The tale of the Deathly Hallows was based on The Pardoner’s Tale by Geoffrey Chaucer.
41. Remus was killed by Antonin Dolohov and Tonks was killed by Bellatrix Lestrange.


42. There are 700 fouls in Quidditch.
43. After a disappointing defeat against Egypt in 2002, “a tearful [Viktor] Krum announced his retirement” from Quidditch. He returns this year for the 2014 Quidditch World Cup.
44. Cho Chang married a Muggle.
45. All the fractioned platforms at King’s Cross Station are in use for Wizards and Witches.
46. Platform 7 1/2 is the Orient Express.
47. Aunt Marge was in love with her neighbor Colonel Fubster, but he would never marry her because of her horrible personality. This unrequited love is part of the reason she’s so mean and bitter.
48. She also asked him to drown one of her pups once because it was a “weak,” “underbred”, “ratty little thing.”
49. Draco Malfoy almost attended Durmstrang Institute, but his mother didn’t want him to be so far away from home.


50. The Vanishing Cabinet makes its first appearance in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.
51. The third smell Hermione recognizes in the Amortentia potion is Ron’s hair.
52. Dumbledore’s boggart is the corpse of his sister, Ariana.
53. Before taking the post of Defense Against the Dark Arts, Quirrell was the Muggle Studies teacher.
54. Firenze the Centaur was eventually welcomed back to his herd.


55. Rowling killed Hedwig because it represented the loss of innocence and security, and her fate marked the end of Harry’s childhood.
56. If Dumbledore had a Muggle song playing at his funeral, Rowling said it would be “My Way” by Frank Sinatra.
57. Two alternate titles for the final book were Harry Potter and the Elder Wand and Harry Potter and the Peverell Quest. She quickly decided against the latter because it sounded too corny.
 
 
 

Saturday, August 2, 2014

YTS (Yatra Tatra Sarvatra)


Well… the title literally means 'everywhere - here, there and everywhere' but this is the nickname given by my friend and I, to someone. It might seem a little difficult to comprehend if you don't know me but if you do, you might already have guessed who this is! And if you are Sudheesh, DO NOT DARE TAG ANYONE!

Anyways… a really good friend once asked me about the nature of my relationship with this person. I have looked for the answer and even after weeks, I don’t have it. I doubt that even if I look for months, that I will find any.

I remember when I went to my college for the first time, I saw him come into the class. Maybe that was the first or the second day of our first year. He would talk animatedly. He had a very energetic personality, or so it seemed when I met him then. He was full of life and it was infectious. If he was happy, you couldn’t help smiling. There were times, later, when he was frustrated and you couldn’t help feel sorry. Well… for the first few days, he would come and we would play sorts of games. Speaking exercises, or so he called them.

Ps : I just had a thought…. If he ever finds this, I know he will get that it is about him and then, he will kill me! :P Still, a life not fully lived will not even get any peace after death… so I continue.

First awesome thing that he did for me was that I was emotionally upset and he kind of freaked out and left the room but he called in female teachers to have them talk to me.

First sweet smile that I shared with him was on 5th November 2010 when I wore really amazing jhumkis (earrings) to school and he was coming from across the corridor and he saw them, saw me, smiled at me, raised his hand to just below his ear and make a gesture to shake some imaginary earrings and then gestured mine to be nice.

First irritating moment was my classmates telling me that he called me 'Drama Queen' in front of people.

Worst memory… well he has done some real bad things to me but this one will always be the worst… I wanted the computer club and he said that it wasn’t mine. I know, you guys (readers) might make no sense of it. But I will keep going because I am writing it out of pure emotion.

Something I will always remember him for is boosting out in front of the college front gate that if I don’t get selected in a company, the company has some problem with its recruitment process.

Another really good thing that he did was announce I front of a lot of people wanting to get selected for something that I will play the part whereas I wasn’t even giving auditions.


You know… I have a lot of memories with this man. Some of them are bad and some are good. Quite honestly, I don’t like remembering the bad bits, leave alone write them.

Now… you must be thinking why am I writing this blog. I mean, it is not that I am ever going to link him or ask him to read it. Rather I am going to keep it hidden from him for as long as I can.
Well the reason is that I really cant understand this person. At a moment he is bitter and the next he is really sweet. There are a lot of things that he is defamed for or criticized about. Probably he is the only one in my college to be the target of students constantly. And I have seen him get upset but I have never seen him complain. Somewhere… I have never seen him have a friend. I see him having thousands of acquaintances but none he would call friend. This is maybe because people see his bad side very easily.
However… I dedicate this post to him because I have seen certain good in him. There is a secret of mine that he knows. Well… he doesn’t really know it but kind of something about it. And he should be frustrated about it. But I believe that since he has learned the secret, he is way too sweet with me. I have never felt so much bonded with him before that I feel now that I have left the college. Sometimes, its like I am just discovering it. And this is something big. That guy has actually abused in front of me… fought with me in front of my whole batch and teachers… never left a stone unturned to support me… made me a great chef… biggest of all, he is the only person who asked me about my personal choices when I needed someone to support me. Yet, never in all this, I had known him the way I am getting to know him now. And I believe, it is adorable.

I mean, we really live in an age where people spy on others… look out for other people's soft spots to attack… malign others… and there is this guy who knows my secret and is being a real gentleman. That’s I guess 'Being Humane'……..

Evolution with changing time


I helped a friend with this article. I just thought I would share some of the thoughts here on my blog too!

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Time is ever changing , every tick on the clock brings with itself a new moment which is different from the last passed moment, some are tangible changes , others intangible changes, among them some are perceivable for the naked eyes and others are non-perceivable. Sometimes the change brings in amelioration and during other times it leads to deterioration. Now the amelioration being brought in is what you call Evolution, progression or improvement. Mostly things around us evolve with time. The evolution can range from widespread fields like Human evolution, Society evolution, evolution in the feild of science and technology to even more widespread areas like cultural evolution, Language evolution etc. The basics of evolution lies in the betterment of things and not to keep it mundane. In literal sense evolution is a scientific theory used by biologists to explain the transformation of human species to what it today is. It explains how living things changed over a long time and how they have come to be the way they are now. It is a set of prescribed movements and a process of changes in certain directions. At times Ana chronic evolution can cause incongruous changes but that’s rarely seen ex. Atavism in the newly born baby.

We need not want to go into the deep oceans of human evolution but we can take live examples from our day to day life experience for the evolution concept. Right from the childhood till the person last breathes he evolve himself in thinking, mental ability, aptitude etc. He becomes mature day by day and with that he affects life of other species of the same genre. Every evolution in some way or the other , directly or indirectly related with the evolution of human kind. As humans evolve along with them everything evolve may it be society, science and technology, language, culture etc. So in the deep roots of humans lies the actual mystery of evolution….

There is nothing constant in this world - well, except 'change', of course! Every moment is different from the other. For every moment that had already passed, we all hope to leave all the worries of that moment behind and emerge into the new moment as bigger, better and more successful. Our this little conversation, also gives us another thing that is not constant in this world - Time. No matter what the scenario is, time will keep moving at its steady pace. We humans, well, we exist and try to defeat time. Every moment we try to know something that we did not in the previous moment, every second, we want to invent something, every minute, we want to achieve more, every hour, we say we deserve more, every day, we want to live more. I believe, this hunger for more, to explore beyond the possibilities, is termed by some learned men as Evolution.

Whenever we first hear the term, or to a layman, evolution will only mean the biological evolution of apes to human beings. But does it end then and there? Many studies are trying to find out what next? I have heard and read that humans will eventually turn into horses. Indeed, I recall in my biology class, my teacher told us that humans by originality cannot shake their ears, horses can. Some humans can do so. Eventually, are we adapting to be a horse? Actually, horses are just considered a good species, a nice breed. Even after what intellect and senses, the mighty Lord has blessed us with, we cannot bear any other, so called, inferior species to have any good feature that we do not have. This is evolution!

When I mentioned of changes, for sure, not all changes are good neither are all of them bad. A change is simply a variation from the usual; it is our perspective and thinking that makes it good or bad. When we are taking of evolution, homo sapiens is one selfish breed (no offense! I am one too) and we have made sure that we would only term a good change to be evolution, just like a caterpillar evolves to be a butterfly.
But then again, evolution is not just biological. To a well-lived mind, evolution is the difference of a lifetime. Every second we witness changes all around us. Classical music is replaced by bollywood item numbers; hospitals are replaced by private clinics; colleges are replaced by Google; letter writing is replaced by emails; and look, it is evolution only, that a simple thought in my mind is being read by you!

HIMYM all over again!


I just watched the series-finale of HIMYM and I cried!
After all these moments, if there is one thing I know for sure - I started watching it as a series but now, I am totally in love with the characters. They are simply - beautiful! And if there is something that will never change, it is that no matter how much time passes by, I am always going to remember this wonderful show and I am always going to keep telling people that 'it is only Tracy for Ted' and I am going to cry every time I see episode s09e23 or s09e24…

And I would want my kids to see it too! I would want to have a son like Ted or a daughter like Tracy (keeping aside the numerous relationships of Ted and the untimely death of Tracy). I wouldn’t just let my kids see it, but I would have them see it on weekly basis, like I did - waiting for it! Not that I want them to not have it but I would want them to perceive the series like I did and enjoy every bit of it. Waiting for an entire week to see a 20-minute episode was definitely Legen-Wait-for-it-dary !!

About HIMYM… I was earlier today in conversation with my cousin who simply HATES the show. She just doesn’t find it real enough or not preaching the right  things enough. Well, while talking to her, I realized that I liked the show but it is because of the ending that I am now obsessed about it. Like she (my cousin) made a point, I would never spend hours at a stretch in a bar and it is also very unlikely that a bunch of people leave everything behind and meet at a bar regularly… but HIMYM has taught me that friends are there for you in everything stupid that you want to do. McLarens was not just another bar where Ted would drink and whine after his breakups or Barney
would pick up a chick… but it is somewhere Ted got to be Ted and no one judged him for being like that. It was a place where he was accepted for who he was. Even when Stella left him at the altar, the bar or Carl the bartender was nice enough not to be rude. So, more precisely, McLarens was their friend.

But if it is just about Barney - there are just a few lines I would want to recall - "I love you. Whatever I have and whatever I am, is yours forever".

And about Tracy - I am never gonna be over her. I just love her way too much! There are certain characters like Anand and Kal Ho Na Ho, which have their protagonists be wonderful characters who are going to be remembered and loved by all. Now, I don’t profess that a character needs to die to be great. Instead, I really don’t understand why all the good people die so much? Anyways… Like Anand - the eponym character and Aman of Kal Ho Na Ho, Tracy is portrayed to be one very strong and affable character. I mean, how can you not fall in love with her? She was witty, fun-loving, beautiful and at the
same time, she was a part of the group and also gave the group all the privacy they needed. She was in love with Ted but that never made her stop Ted from having late nights with his friends. Her love wasn’t conditional and this was the very reason that she loved Robin to be a part of the group as anyone else. She did something very noble - she brought Ted hope.
I remember, in the series finale of season 8, when he mentions to Lily that he is leaving, it was heart-breaking… almost as bad as seeing the show end. But yes, Lily was correct - with Tracy, it was different. Only she could have stopped Ted and not just stop,
we all know how much Ted loved the city - she revived all that love all over again!

Even today, the last twenty minutes of the show… especially those few last lines by Ted are sufficient to bring tears to my eyes. He can soften my heart in a matter of seconds. No matter whatever I feel, those twenty minutes are so beautiful. And there is nothing in this world that can change how those twenty minutes make me feel. And even today, yes I have my complaints but whenever I look at the last episode, all I can do is thank God. Thank every God is there is, was or will be and any one I can possible thank that there was something so beautiful and that I was fortunate enough to be a part of the legacy!

Arvind Kejriwal Jokes


I found these jokes long time back and these are a few of them which can make me laugh almost instantly. But at then, Arvind Kejriwal was the Delhi Chief Minister and I just didn’t want to risk it. But now, I don’t wanna lose them so I am sharing them here with everyone.

  • Arvind Kejriwal is so honest that he actually tests the level of salt in Colgate Active Salt tooth paste
  • Arvind Kejriwal is so honest that he never skips Youtube ads
  • Arvind Kejriwal is so honest that he always removes USB safely
  • Arvind Kejriwal is so honest that when he finds the bomb he returns it to the terrorist
  • Arvind Kejriwal is so honest that he got his wife’s brother arrested for stealing his shoes during his marriage ceremony
  • Arvind Kejriwal is so honest that he cooks maggie only for 2 minutes
  • Arvind Kejriwal is so honest that he actually “rolls on the floor laughing” when he texts ROFL
  • Arvind Kejriwal is so honest that he finds an “honest” justification to turn back on every promise he ever made
  • Arvind Kejriwal is so honest that when his wife once asked him if he could get moon for her, he called up ISRO to launch Chandrayaan-1
  • Arvind Kejriwal is so honest that he hates the song ‘love the way you lie’
  • Arvind Kejriwal is so honest that once he filed a case against a Halwai because there were neither Gulabs nor Jaamuns in GulabJamun.
  • Arvind Kejriwal is so honest that whenever he downloads a movie online, he buys a ticket to see it
  • Arvind Kejriwal is so honest that no woman has ever asked him “Do I look fat in this?”
  • Arvind Kejriwal is so honest that he seeks his wife permission to keep extra marital affairs.
  • Arvind Kejriwal is so honest that he gives you a business card that says “nobody”
  • Arvind Kejriwal is so honest that he likes Shakira’s Hips because “They Don’t Lie”.
  • Arvind Kejriwal is so honest that he surrenders himself to Police after killing a mosquito.
  • Arvind Kejriwal is so honest He refused to watch Bodyguard because he does not want security.
  • Arvind Kejriwal is so honest that he is the only one to buy a Winrar licence.
  • Arvind Kejriwal is so honest that when he throws a party he calls the cops himself after 10 pm
  • Arvind Kejriwal is so honest that he told his kids “How I met your mother” in less than a minute
  • Arvind Kejriwal is so honest that he got his memory card arrested when it got corrupted
  • Arvind Kejriwal is so honest that when he was a kid, he clicked on “I am below 18 years” on porn websites.
  • Arvind Kejriwal is so honest that if u find meaning of Honesty on Google it will say “Did u mean Kejriwal”
  • Arvind Kejriwal is so honest that if he skip red-light by mistake, he take a U-turn to stop before Red light
  • #YoKejriwalSoHonest that he was found standing on weighting machine naked for accurate measurement
  •  #YoKejriwalSoHonest that every aam aadmi in the country knows his twitter password, email account password & bank account passwords
  • #YoKejriwalSoHonest that while reading Mahabharat, he cried at the part where Yudhishtir lies to Drona
  • #YoKejriwalSoHonest that he hasn't installed any anti-virus on his system because he does not want any kind of "security"
  • #YoKejriwalSoHonest that he demands a receipt even from Autowallas
  • #YoKejriwalSoHonest that he got his wife's cousins arrested for stealing his shoes on his wedding
  • #YoKejriwalSoHonest that he wore Topi on his wedding Reception "Main Aam Dulha Hu" written on it
  • #YoKejriwalSoHonest that "Jhooth bole kauwa kaate" to be replaced with "Jhooth bole Kejriwal kaate"
  • #YoKejriwalSoHonest that he doesn't take extra sauce sachets with mcdee burgers
  • #YoKejriwalSoHonest that he says excuse me after sneezing even if nobody is there
  • #YoKejriwalSoHonest that he ordered to arrest Napoleon as he found his dictionary had the word 'impossible'
  • #YoKejriwalSoHonest that he is not consulting a doctor for his cough as he has not received his 1st salary as CM!!
  • #YoKejriwalSoHonest that he admits when he farts
  • #YoKejriwalSoHonest that he bites crows speaking lies
  • #YoKejriwalSoHonest that he actually gets into the charachter when he talks about poverty
  • #YoKejriwalSoHonest that he buys platforms tickets at a halt station

Writes of what to write and what not to write

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