Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Check The Stats, Pleez!

I was bored out of my wits (yes, yet again) until I started reading this survey which was conducted by Femina. Very engrossing, to say the least. Here are some of the questions and their results.

Could You Be With A Man Who Earns Less Than You?

  • 36% - Only if I make enough.
  • 33% - Yes.
  • 30% - No.
  • 1% - Can't say.

Not much of a stunner here coz times are changing. But how about the man in the relationship? Will it hurt his ego to know more that his girl is earning more than him?

What Turns You On?

  • 61% - Good looks.
  • 52% - Nice smile.
  • 34% - Broad Shoulders.
  • 32% - Sexy Voice.
  • 22% - Machoness.
  • 20% - Cute Butt. (:D)
  • 19% - Athletic Build.

Pooja in K3G was just voicing what Indian women felt when she said she wanted 'Good looks, good looks and only good looks' in a man! ;) By the way, the stats also show that more women in Chennai lust after Vishwanathan Anand whereas in Kolkata, the ladies find Mr. Dhoni irresistible!

At What Age Did You Lose Your Virginity?

  • 47% - Between 19 and 24 years.
  • 40% - Between 25 and 38 years.
  • 5% - Before 18 years.
  • 8% - Can't say.

12% in Kolkata have had sex before turning 18! More as compared to major Indian cities. Shocking, ain't it?

Stats Across Cities

37% feel every relationship ends in a heartache.

49% think long distance relationships do not work. (Sad! Distance shouldn't be much of a problem if you truly love someone. There are so many ways to keep in touch. Where there's a will, there's a way right? But looks like almost half of the women population disagree.)

47% agree that a woman can be friends with her ex. (I am not among the 47% for sure.)

31% think it's possible for a woman to love two men at the same time. (NOT happening!)

57% are against the idea of pre-marital sex.

P.S : Left out some VERY interesting questions coz my lil blog is family oriented. ;)

Thursday, September 17, 2009

If You're Happy And You Know It.....

.... Then have an expression that goes like this -

Like minded people are hard to find. And what’s more tough is finding people who you feel really connected to. I’m glad those very people have landed from miles away to visit this September. Some more are still to come.

Yes, even 'You' has landed. It feels really nice to be able to see him again. My childhood buddy. The person who has tolerated me the most in life. The person who has pissed me off so much that I have kicked him off from my FB and Orkut list the MOST number of times. He still suffers me and is downright sweet regardless of my immature self.

My chuddy buddy rocks even if he’s an idiot.

May this friendship last forever…

P.S : Posts are going to be short this month. Not having much patience.

Sunday, September 13, 2009


... is going to mark the end of a long started countdown.


Thursday, September 10, 2009

Blogger's Digest

I have been an avid blogger since 2005. It was love at first write. When my blog started off, I was still at college. It had a girly pink template with no widgets at all. ‘My Own Little World’ was open to only a few close friends. Now, it’s almost the end of 2009, and this lil space of mine has come a long way.

Thought of dedicating this post to all those blogs that have inspired me to keep writing till now. I won’t be mentioning any of the blogs on which I regularly leave a comment behind coz I love reading all of your blogs equally and I don't intend on being partial.

The following are the ones that I read just for pleasure. The blogs where I leave behind a comment only when it’s an extra special day for them and in that one comment I compliment them on how wonderful their blog is and how I have been their loyal reader for a long time.

Coconut ChutneyView Blog

The blog name sounds yummy and it actually is. This humor blog is so enjoyable and is so well written that some of her posts have been lifted and copied into local mags (along with her photos) without her permission! She uses a bit of Tamil here and there, but that doesn’t seem to act as a hindrance for me.

Winkie’s WayView Blog

Can you keep a lil secret? I want to start a blog like this for my kids in the future including copying the whole idea of having a header like the one shown in the blog. The whole blog is oh-so-cute and so well organized. I love the feel of the blog and the warmth it exudes. It feels like I am entering Tharini’s place and enjoying the experience she shares with her kids. Truly adorable!

Random Thoughts Of A Demented MindView Blog

This Bong is hilarious! His movie reviews are absolutely unique and refreshing (and can sometimes be a lil vulgar too!).

Confoundedness… along the long widening roadView Blog

Can you imagine my surprise when I stumbled across my ex-classmate’s space when I was blog hopping one fine day? But chances of her remembering me was less coz she had left ISB earlier than rest of us to pursue studies back in India. It was during one of those “special” days that I decided to leave behind a comment and was pleasantly surprised to see her mail the very same day – “Dhanya? You studied with me right? Fair? Thin? Specs?”. Her’s too is mostly a humour blog but after her marriage she hardly gets much time to blog. Check out her earlier posts. Truly worth a laugh.

eM’s blogView Blog

This is the most famous of the lot mostly thanks to the blogger’s bold attitude. The only thing I find it a lil irritating is the way she keeps telling ‘I’m not Mallu, I am from Delhi’ in all her interviews. One parent is from Kerala, so that would make her a half-Mallu right? Anyway, other than that the person is living a very interesting lifestyle that is very now, very modern! She drinks hard, parties hard, and works hard. Her relationship posts get a lot of unnecessary comments but that’s what happens when one decides to blog about every single detail of their life, including the ones which are best kept as a secret. Entertainment guaranteed.

>>> So, this is my list. Which are your favorite ones? The blogs you read just for pleasure, not with the intension of leaving a comment behind? Let me know so that I know what to read during my spare time! TIA! :) <<<

Sunday, September 06, 2009

The Deliciously Sunsational Tag!

Archana from DS has exclusively created her own tag. Now this lil baby tag is cute, interesting, and unique just like most of Archana’s posts and for this very same reason I didn’t think twice before taking it up.

So here goes…

Your last FB/Twitter update:

FB - Experts say you should never hit your children in anger. When is a good time? When you're feeling festive? Sheesh!

TwitterPower cuts. And some more power cuts.

You will see me complaining a lot about mosquitoes, power cuts and what not. I am a certified complaint box. Add me at your own risk.

3 TV/Movie characters you relate with:

Naina from Kal Ho Naa Ho

I can’t think of any character that comes even remotely close to who I’m other than Naina. Apart from being a “chashmish”, we both were pretty grumpy to start with which slowly changed thanks to some special people entering our lives. People who taught us to enjoy life more, that we shouldn’t take things too seriously.

Like Naina, falling in love for me doesn’t happen overnight. In other words, I cannot fall in love easily. But when cupid strikes, it strikes bad which makes forgetting almost next to impossible.

Rachel from F.R.I.E.N.D.S

Ok, I am not telling I’m as sexy or good looking as her or anything. The point is, she’s a confused, spoilt, “always ready to skip household chores provided a Monica is around” kinda female. I can totally identify with that! Also she’s a go getter if she sets her heart on something. I can identify with that too!

Geet from Jab We Met/ Simran from DDLJ –

If taken as a whole, we’re as different as chalk and cheese. But some of the traits in these characters are SO me and SO close to my life.

I’m not like Geet at all who is a non-stop chatterbox. But like her, I am a person who gives a lot when in love. Selfless is the word.

What I like best about Simran is the relationship she shares with her mother. She considers her mom as her best friend, with whom she can share anything and everything! The scene where Simran recites poetry from her personal diary after a lot of hesitation and force from her mom is something straight out from my life. I don’t usually show my poems to anyone and very rarely will you find them in my blog. But each one of them is very special to me.

3 countries on your travel list:

Australia – I dunno why! Maybe coz it looks so green and seems filled with so much of natural beauty. I like!

England – All posh and sophisticated. I like the feel that the place exudes…

Switzerland – You might know why ;)

Hit the shuffle on your iPod – list out the 3 songs:

I don’t have no iPod! So I will just list down the last three songs I listened to :

Su CheWhat’s Your Rashee?
Iktara – Wake Up Sid!
Raat Ke Dhai Baje Kaminey

3 daily must-haves:

A small piece of chocolate. Dairy Milk preferably.

Facebook wasting time. Yes, I’m addicted!

Time to listen to music before I hit the bed…

3 things you’re confused about:

Men. Men will say women are confusing. The feeling’s mutual, I guess.

Why do we HAVE to sleep at night?

Stock Market Shares.

Browse your DVD rack or bookshelf – pull 3 out at random:

Mind Your Language DVD set.

Connections by Sheila O Flanagan.

Rage of Angels by Sidney Sheldon.

If you had to date a celebrity, who would it be? – Brett Lee :P

If you were a celebrity, what would you be?: A singer. Or maybe a TV talk show host interviewing celebrities coz I love asking questions!

I tag specially Ramya! Would like to see her take on this...

Friday, September 04, 2009

The Mid Twenties

My last post was written shortly after midnight. A time when I was down in spirits in spite of it being my birthday. It's not like I haven't experienced the same kind of emotion before. I have! This sudden rush of feelings unknown had come to me long before when I hit 20 (which was five years ago). Was SO damn confused back then.

'Oh my God! I don't FEEL 20!'

'Shit! I am in my 20's now!'

'How did time fly sooooo fast?'

'I'm outta my teens!!!! Goodness!'

'Didn't my sis get married when she was 20? WOW!'

The very next day I was okay. I got used to the fact that I was in my early 20's.

Now that I'm 25, the same kind of shock, surprise and confusion hit me back with the same intensity. Later on in the day, that negativity just died down and I made peace with myself being in the mid twenties. Actually, right now I feel super cool and super confident and just super duper generally. And I have no idea why? This age does funny things to you...

It's the age when you start thinking of more important things in life and stop playing around as much.

It's the age when you start feeling less rebellious and try to find reasoning behind things that happen to you.

It's the age when you start recognizing good from the bad. Experience comes in and you feel a sense of deja vu in almost every single situation you get yourself into.

It's the age where you have almost figured yourself out but not yet quite.

It's the age when you look at what people younger to you are going through and you say 'Oh! I know how this feels like!'

And on top of that, this 25 year old has got two very super duper cool friends to cheer me up whenever I'm down - Sum & San. One who told me I'm Miss Congeniality, that I get along with people of all ages and who told me that I should be feeling happy and proud knowing that almost everyone likes me. The other one who keeps me in her prayers before breaking fast coz apparently these prayers come true and she wants all of my dreams to come true.

Movies don't make me cry, but such heartwarming words and actions do. True friendship is hard to find and I'm glad I found it by I'm 25...