Land of diversity/Land of partiality

Gawd! I'm late again...

My thoughts were all but focused on the time until the next scene changed to something unexpected.

Three shabby guys were on a moped zigzag-ing through the traffic and the next moment every vehicle seem to stop. All i see was two cops running after something. Took a closer look and saw the cops beating the poor fellows on the moped.

I couldnt help but laugh at that moment. Bad luck!!

But have you ever felt something odd when you really felt funny but no one around you were laughing. Thats how stupid i felt when i look around and saw no one was laughing.

I dont know why i feel i'm the odd one out that moment? Lets see, these guys were pretty beaten up by the cops. The main offence i could see from the backseat of an auto was that three guys were travellin on a two wheeler and that too without a single helmet. Tough luck. Its still funny. Hyderabadis have no sense of humor!!!

Two minutes later on that same road Ms Zinta (name assumed) and her two friends (!!) zoomed pass us on their new much-ly celebrated SCOOTY. These ladies are good enough not to let the poor policeman run around in the hot sun, so they let them sit quietly in their roadside tent.

India the land of diversity, the land of new opportunities have many a setback regarding how we treat and live with our differences. Today's event shows only a part of it. We seem to be in a disjoint society of haves and have-nots. Specially here, fame & money can get you anything and anywhere.

During my college days, my hostel closes all gates at 9, either you have to be inside or out. But after a while we learnt that there are always exceptions to the rule as long as you know how to swear and disdain the poor security guards manning the gates. I still feel funny that we were actually trying to beg the security to let us in, when we can simply call him names and get in and out without any problem. Well what can i say, this is India. And yes, Preity Zinta's picture has nothing to do with this write up.

Its True, Its true!!

These are from a book called "Disorder in the Court." These are things people actually said in court, word for word, taken down and now published by court reporters - who had to face the torments of staying calm while these exchanges were actually taking place.

My dear friend Vimal send me these hilarious goodies, i just cant get over it; so i thought i'll share it online

Q: What is your date of birth?
A: July fifteenth.
Q: What year?
A: Every year.

Q: What was the first thing your husband said to you when he woke up that
A: He said, "Where am I, Cathy?"
Q: And why did that upset you?
A: My name is Susan.

Q: And where was the location of the accident?
A: Approximately milepost 499.
Q: And where is milepost 499?
A: Probably between milepost 498 and 500.

Now doctor, isn't it true that when a person dies in his sleep, he doesn't
know about it until the next morning?

Q: Were you present when your picture was taken?

Q: She had three children, right?
A: Yes.
Q: How many were boys?
A: None.
Q: Were there any girls?

Q: You say the stairs went down to the basement?
A: Yes.
Q: And these stairs, did they go up! also?

Q: How was your first marriage terminated?
A: By death.
Q: And by whose death was it terminated?

Q: Can you describe the individual?
A: He was about medium height and had a beard.
Q: Was this a male or a female?

Q: Do you recall the time that you examined the body?
A: The autopsy started around 8:30 p.m.
Q: And Mr. Dennington was dead at the time?
A: No, he was sitting on the table wondering why I was doing an autopsy.

Q: Doctor, before you performed the autopsy, did you check for a pulse?
A: No.
Q: Did you check for blood pressure?
A: No.
Q: Did you check for breathing?
A: No.
Q: So, then it is possible that the patient was alive when you began the
A: No.
Q: How can you be so sure, Doctor?
A: Because his brain was sitting on my desk in a jar.
Q: But could the patient have still been alive nevertheless?
A: Yes, it is possible that he could have been alive and practicing law

What is True Love??

Recently I went for an interview, and the guys actually asked me to write this topic. The rules were pretty simple; write one page on the topic, research on the net if you want. time limit 1 1/2 hours. So I got down to business and found that it aint that easy writing about this 4-lettered word on a job interview. So this was what I turned up with. Enjoy :-)

What is love?
Mankind has tried numerous ways to define the true meaning of love. There have been numerous definitions on the meaning of the four letter word. Well, love has been a source of joy for many people. As Karen Sunde describes: "To love is to receive a glimpse of heaven." Everybody wants to fall in love and it seems to be the hot cake everywhere man of both sexes resides.
But, what is love? And is there a true love and a FAKE love? Love may be defined in a lot of ways, but there isn’t one definition that describes what each of us felt when we were in love. Here’s a great definition of love by an unknown author: "Love is like a violin. The music may stop now and then, but the strings remain forever." We have seen men and women conquer enemies, climbed heights, swim a thousand oceans all because of love. Is love that powerful? Love do seems to cross all limitations of science.
The Bible describes it best: Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. 1 Corinthians 13:5-7. There would never be a more perfect love than the ones mentioned above, if man can only follow these lines.
So what is fake love or what love is fake? We find that the four letter word is being misused everyday for the want of physical desires. The term ‘Love’ may have been used in different scenarios without the true qualities of being in Love. This maybe called ‘fake’ love.
So are YOU in love? Simple signs are - this is somebody with whom you feel comfortable and enjoy spending time. This should be somebody you look forward to sharing an important experience with, and without that person, that experience would not be as special. Finally, you should feel that your life is fundamentally enhanced by having this person with you and when this person is not with you, you lose something meaningful.
Do you think of a person and just smile for no reason? Do you day dream about a person all day long? Do you blush when you meet that someone? Do you think about him/her before going to bed, does the thought of him/her keeps you up at night? Are you jealous just seeing him/her laughing away with someone else. We don’t have to tell you when you’re in love. You can always know when hit that spot. Cheers

Trip To Bangalore / Bangaluru

My trip to Bangalore was quite interesting. I'd be wrong if I say I didn't enjoy myself. The city was both vibrant and peaceful at the same time as always. I love Bangalore, because of a lot reasons. Let me mention one incident I came across here; a bus conductor tried to make fun of me in English!! (atleast a welcome change from the unknown Hindi & Ching-chong-ching murmurs).

Here's how it goes-
Myself: Bose, Ejipura?
Conductor: Bose, we go to Nilasandra. Vy, you are still young naw? You can walk from there naw?

I also have to mention the FM radios. No, i haven't had any idea about other metros; but comparing with Hyderabad's radios, Bangalore's Mirchi is bigger-better and more spicy :-D

Met lot of my old and new friends. Pecos's still the same sweet place it was back in the old days. I do miss this place.

Now, why am I choosing to move to Hyderabad when I feel Bangalore is a good place to be?
First thing, Everything comes with a cost. Living expenditure is high in Bangalore. You loose a rupee everytime you step out of your house (Not really) hehe.
Second, Bangalore have been a kind of a comfort Zone for me after spending a few years here. I need to move out that comfie space before I grow weak :-) Does that really happen to people? ( i don't really know)
Third, I dont have this last reason before I come here, but now I've seem to come up with one. My shack here in Hyderabad isn't that all too bad, and dont really want to move out of this cozy li'l place :-)

Everything happens with a reason. I know I'm here with a reason. Now I'm only waiting for a thick book of manuals to come down from above that will tell me what I am doing here and how to do what I'm supposed to be doing. :-D

Tips on buying that pair of Jeans - Elvy

When was the last time you got yourself a nice pair of Jeans? Here are a few tips to get you that look which you would love to carry with you always...
1.If you're the slim type of built, go for a straight-cut or a scissor-cut jeans; that would make you look towering! You are the lucky ones who don't have to worry themselves with the colour...
2. If you are an average built, go for an anti-fit but avoid faded designs & stripes as that would make you look much wider than you want to.
Go for darker shades or something that aren't too faded! You can also experiment scissor cuts...
3. If you're a large built kinda guy, avoid wearing over sized Jeans to hide those extra pounds. Cause that would only add more pounds. Go for darker color and sizes that fits you perfectly, avoid tight ones as well.

A perfect pair of Jeans always goes with a simple V-neck T-shirt and flat shoes. Well that perfectly fits your Lazy Sunday evening stroll.

Mizo Idol Results

Lalhmingliana hi Zai thiam ka ti ang renga, 3na ni ta deih a, thiam ka la ti zel tho a. Hehe
Hetiang hi Result chu a ni e.

Mizo Idol 2007 - Lallawmpuia Fanai

2nd Place: C Lalthlengliana

Mizo Idol hi Zonet in a buatsaih a ni a. Hun rei fe atanga neihchhoh a niin vawiin ni 11 Khuangchawi thla hian an zo fel ta a ni. Entute kan hlim tlang hle.

Signal Fire

Snow Patrol

The perfect words never crossed my mind,
'cause there was nothing in there but you,
I felt every ounce of me screaming out,
But the sound was trapped deep in me,
All I wanted just sped right past me,
While I was rooted fast to the earth,
I could be stuck here for a thousand years,
Without your arms to drag me out,

There you are standing right in front of me (x2)
All this fear falls away to leave me naked,
Hold me close cause I need you to guide me to safety

No I won't wait forever(2x)

In the confusion and the aftermath,
You are my signal fire,
The only resolution and the only joy,
Is the faint spark of forgiveness in your eyes,

There you are standing right in front of me (x2)
All this fear falls away to leave me naked,
Hold me close cause I need you to guide me to safety,

There you are standing right in front of me (x2)
All this fear falls away to leave me naked,
Hold me close cause I need you to guide me to safety,

No I won't wait forever(x3)

Who Needs A Hug?

My friend just moved to a new place away from home. Though she doesn't tell me, i can tell that she is very lonely from the way she calls up for no reason during her lunch hours and evenings. Getting to a new place, there are a lot of things to get adjusted to, imagine yourself in a place where everyone's a stranger. All the times you used to spend with your friends could turn out to be the time you have the solitude of being alone.

Now if you are alone, there would be times when you would feel like telling somebody about the incident you had with the taxi, or maybe that li'l accident you faced in the restaurant.

There is that time when you just wanted to be hugged, a time when you needed somebody to appreciate the work that you do, even if its for your own self. Just a simple nod, a pat in the back, a simple smile; the ingredients 0f human existence.

I don't know bout a lot of you guys, but a simple hug do make a big difference for me.

Are you lonely tonight, are you feeling alone despite being in a big crowd, or just plain nostalgic?

Just remember there's always someone who's ready to give you a hug. A simple one, just to know that we are humans. That we are nothing like the wolves and lions we seem to be; but rather a group of people who care for one another.

So here's a BIG hug from me .....!

Man & Lies - A short story

This is a mail i got from my dear ol' friend Vimal, (hope he doesn't mind me sharing it) :-)

One day, while a woodcutter was cutting a branch of a tree above a river, his axe fell into the river.
When he cried out, the Lord appeared and asked, "Why are you crying?"
The woodcutter replied that his axe has fallen into water.
The Lord went down into the water and reappeared with a Golden axe.
"Is this your axe?" the Lord asked.
The woodcutter replied, "No."
The Lord again went down and came up with a Silver axe.
"Is this your axe?" the lord asked.
Again, the woodcutter replied, "No."
The Lord went down again and came up with an iron axe.
"Is this your axe?"
the Lord asked.
The woodcutter replied, "Yes."

The Lord was pleased with the man's honesty and gave him all three
axes to keep, and the woodcutter went home happily.

One day while he was walking with his Wife along the riverbank, the
woodcutter's wife fell into the river.
When he cried out, the Lord
again appeared and asked him,
"Why are you crying?"
"Oh Lord, my Wife has fallen into the water!"
The Lord went down into the water and came up with Jen. Lopez.
"Is this your wife?" the Lord asked.
"Yes," cried the woodcutter.

The Lord was furious. "You cheat! That is a lie!!"
The woodcutter replied, "Oh, forgive me, my Lord.! It is a
You see, if I had said 'No' to Jen. Lopez, You would
come up with Cath. Zeta-Jones .
Then if I also say 'No' to her, You
would thirdly come up with My Wife,
and I would say ' Yes,' and then all three will be given to me,
as you did the Axe's ;
But Lord, I am a poor man and I will not be able to take care of all three Wives,
so that's why I said Yes the first time."

The moral of the story is whenever a man lies it is for an honourable reason.

Ganapathy Homam Happenning Big in Hyderabad

In the Hindu mythology Lord Ganapathy or Lord Ganesha eradicates all difficulties faced by an individual. Ganapathy is always worshipped before starting any Pooja or Homam.

According to legend, performing Ganapathy Homam at least once in a year will give prosperity, health, wealth and peace of mind. Ganapathy Homam should be performed on all possible auspicious occasions be it starting a new project or even your birthday.

Here in Hyderabad you can see Ganesh Idol on every corner of the street. Loud music and drums are blaring everywhere.

The procession of taking the Ganesh Idol to the lake will be a Big thing again. Last year, i couldn't even go home, so had to sleep over at a friend's place. Seems as if the whole city has Ganesh idols!!!

This year Ganesh idols are gonna be immersed in the Tank Bund lake by Tuesday (25 September 2007). Readers are advised not to go throuh the Hussein Sagar side if you're not particularly going for the festival. Because the traffic Jam will not be so smooth.

Mail Scam / US$800,000 (Eight Hundred Thousand United States Dollars)

Recently i got a mail that gave me a lot of thoughts about money and consequently life. It all started one night when i receive a mail from a lottery. I was the winner of a $8000000 US Dollars !!! Besides all the doubts and hesitations of believing something on the net, you can't help but cherish that moment of winning the unbelievable.

Here are a few sequence of what i went through.
First, when you receive a mail like this your first thought is that its a fake, straightaway.
Point to be noted - First thoughts are always better than second thoughts!

Then you began to wonder, what if this was true. Then came the phase where you start looking for something to believe, something to justify yourself among friends, family and colleagues. You tell yourself that if there weren't any spelling mistakes on the mail, then you could use it as prove to sue them. Meanwhile you know that this people do not even have a website, how are you gonna find out where they are? Let alone sue them!!!
Point to be noted- First thoughts are still better.

After a while you start to look at the future in your imaginary lenses with your imaginary monies in your empty pocket. $8000000 is a lot of money. Lets see, 40 Indian Rupees are about the same to a dollar. So thats about a whopping Rs. 320000000 ONLY!!! So what would a humble guy like myself do with all that money. Well first the ever undying desire for a powerful Bike do come into the picture; a YZF-R6 would be pretty smooth or maybe one of the Mustangs would turn quite a few heads. Maybe a few things here and there after that, get myself into a business of my own. Try to make the big into BIGGER!!

Now, like everyone else would, i spend a lot of my time thinking how to spend my 'monies'. Then i realize at the end of it all. If i turned out to be a great man, Cure AIDS, Feed the Hungry, write lots of books, started a better google, or even sing; people are gonna know that i started with a lot of money.

Greatness comes with a price. If you get there with something like a lot of money, what you reached will not be that great compared with what you started. Now i don't think i want this money anymore. :-)

There is that person who wants to make it big in the bad ol'world without a lot of money to lean on to. That man has nothing to lean on to except for a the All Mighty Himself. So lucky is he that do not receive an unexpected lottery money, for he has something better to hold on to.
Point to be noted - First or second thouhts, just choose the best!!!

Mki - My roomie has a big Crush on her, wonder why :-)

American Rajnikanth !!!

For those of you who have no idea who Rajnikanth is, He is the highest paid actor in India. His movie releases are like the biggest news. He is a great comedian, a humble person and has had faced a lot of troubles in his life,of which being a bus conductor was one of them. His movies are most of the time, unrealistic to the point that they are hilarious and funny. Dodging bullets, overpowering ten men etc etc

Now that Rajnikanth is briefly explained hope you enjoy the clip :-D

American Rajnikanth - Funny home videos are a click away

Flyover collapse in Hyderbad!!!

9 September 2007: At least 10 people were killed and more than 15 people injured when a fly-over under construction collapse today evening.

Vehicles were crushed under the collapsed portion of the flyover. Some pedestrians, who were standing under the flyover to protect themselves from rains, were also feared trapped, according to eyewitnesses. The mishap occurred in the busy Nagarjuna Circle area in the heart of the Andhra Pradesh capital amid heavy rains.

Rescue operations are underway. Ambulances were rushed to the spot and at least 15 injured were shifted to the Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS).

This incident happened a few weeks after the twin bomb blast in the city, feared to be the handy work of terrorists. Hyderabad seems to be in the news for all the wrong reasons.

Is Salvation what you are looking for?

My Salvation - Lalmuankimi (MKi)

I didn't know that my best friend and his sister could come up with such great music. well Cheers to them.

Mki has become one of the popular Mizo Gospel performers in Mizoram. Her songs are usually composed by her muscian dad or singer brother. Her simplicity and devotion in the music attracts young and old gospel listeners alike... This is just a sample :-)

Prison thriller!!!

One for the Weekend

I have seen enough, please let them free.

Here's a link:
A picture that describes me best :-)

Bombs and MORE bombs in Hyderabad

25 August 2007: Two very powerful bomb blasts hit the city of Nizams late evening at the Famous Lumbini park around 7.45 pm and another at the Gokul Chat eatery around the same time. We don't know for sure, who are responsible for the bombings. The Chief Minister's office have condemned the bombings and govt officials confirmed that this is the hand of terrorist groups. Police investigative teams claim that RDX were used in the bombings.

At least 36 to 40 people have lost their lives in the incident and around 70 people were injured. The incident came just after the bombing of the Famous Mecca Masjid on 18 May 2007 here in the City.

Police speculation say that a couple of the RDX chemicals presumably used by the terrorists are still out there. Investigations also claim that there were two explosives found in public places which didn't go off.

My Mizo friends in Hyderabad are confirmed to be safe from harm. Though some did plan to go to Lumbini park in the same evening, but dropped the idea due to the weather.

26 August 2007: The police have found 19 unexploded bombs in Hyderabad a day after at least 40 people were killed in blasts Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy blamed on terrorists based in Bangladesh or Pakistan. New Delhi has sent extra police and special bomb detection equipment to Hyderabad

Be safe. God bless

Why I hate Journalist who do a bad job / The dirt war on religion

"In a scathing attack on Christians, Swami Kripalanandji of Giri Parampara in Tripura alleged thatmissionaries were behind extremist activities in the Northeast states and that there were 19 outfits conducting activities in the region, mainly targeting Hindus. ``Those who refuse to convert are tortured or killed,'' he alleged. ``In the past few years, more than 18 Vaishnav ashrams run by Hindus in Tripura have been demolished by the Christians, while those who dominate the upper classes, force people to adopt Christianity,'' he asserted.

The saint also denied any Government support and said that the Communist Government in Tripura offered no help to them. And while it was impossible for Hindus to live in Kohima, laborers in the tea gardens there have to follow the diktat of the missionaries. Apart from that, in Mizoram, where the Christians are the majority, 35,000 were ostracized from their caste for not adopting Christianity."
This is the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard. And this is why I hate reporters who do a bad job. Well mr.journalist-man let me point something to you:

  • First thing is, there aren't that many Hindus among the Mizos to be "ostracized".
  • Secondly, the few devotees who are in Mizoram (mostly people who come from outside the state) live in harmony with the local people. One great example is, there is a Big Hindu temple next to a Christian minister (Member of Legislature) and here every important Hindu festivals are conducted.
I have seen in many instances that people throw dirt at the North-Eastern states of the country just because they don't know whats in there. If I were asked to comment on this report, I would definitely say this reporter is either very lazy OR he is pro-hinduism!!

Why do we have to fight with dirt. Lets take pillows instead!!!

We are all Indians

We are all Indians?
Arre Yaar! Are your sure?

Just the other day, i was with my friend buying somethings from the store, when a man walked up to us... Cleared his throat and came out with the most fake accent i have ever heard "excuse me, which country?"
At that point i would love to give my friend the credit of being patient enough to explain the details of 'his' country to a man who thinks he knows more just because he speaks Hindi. Being more similar to the Chinese side of descent, me and my friends get a lot of hu-has from my fellow Indians.
Its a shame for the country when the people doesn't recognize their own fellow citizens. Just because your brother wears different clothes does not imply he is no more your brother. We should recognize the fact that there are so many things different in each one of us, that makes us all very human. If one day we all look and feel the same way, then that is the day we come out of a production line.
We should all learn to respect each other. By saying this, i have definitely tried my part. I have tried (alot) to get along with people who dress properly but have DIRTY Feet. Believe me, i have tried.

Community in the 21st Century / Free Softwares

Mankind first lived in groups to protect themselves from Wild animals and enemies. They lived in groups to support themselves. Well that community has evolved over the centuries. In the 21st Century what is the community or society doing for mankind. Well i've just come across a speech by Eben Moglen (professor of law and general counsel for the Free Software Foundation) , an interesting speech at the Plone conference. Plone is an open source content management system (dont know much about it either)… The talk addresses free software and community in the 21st century.

Take a look and see. (It runs 65 minutes with a transcript here)

In The Light by DC TALK

I kept humming this song today. Didn't realize how the
lyrics really relate to me. The song is worth having an
introspection on. Try it

I keep trying to find a life
On my own, apart from You
I am the king of excuses
I've got one for every selfish thing I do

What's going on inside of me?
I despise my own behavior
This only serves to confirm my suspicions
That I'm still a man in need of a Savior

I wanna be in the Light
As You are in the Light
I wanna shine like the stars in the heavens
Oh, Lord be my Light and be my salvation
Cause all I want is to be in the Light
All I want is to be in the Light

The disease of self runs through my blood
It's a cancer fatal to my soul
Every attempt on my behalf has failed
To bring this sickness under control

Lord, I'm still a man in need of a Savior

Quotes I like

Few things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good example.
Mark Twain [Samuel Langhornne Clemens] (1835-1910)

Act in the valley so that you need not fear those who stand on the hill.
Danish proverb

The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you've got it made.
Groucho Marx (1890-1977)

There is only one success: to be able to spend your life in your own way, and not to give others absurd maddening claims upon it.
Christopher Darlington Morley (1890-1957)

Do just once what others say you can't do, and you will never pay attention to their limitations again.
James R. Cook

If you choose to drink

Alcohol is one of the few intoxications that are legally found in our world (world! Not aizawl haha). Strange though, when we know and see that alcohol disturbs normal human life than any other substances, that we still choose to make it legally and socially acceptable.

Anyway, if you are a binge drinker or the kind who unleashed those unknown monster from inside whenever you take a sip, its always better to prevent yourself from a lot of embarrassing situations. Here are a few precautions, If You Chose to drink-

1. Limits: Know and have limits and stick to them. Its always better to enjoy yourself with a few drinks than drowning yourself in red wine and struggling to come to dry land till morning. Its always good to stick to a certain number and not go beyond that (Even if the beer’s FREE!!)

2. Companions: Avoid drinking with strangers. Its more advisable to have close friends as companions. So when you suddenly decides to sleep, your friends will take pity on you and helps you sleep on the bed, instead of the Road. Remember when you don’t REMEMBER what you did that night?

3. The Aftermath: Plan out what you would be doing after the big showdown. If you are drinking at a friends’ place, its always advisable to spent the night there ( get consent from owner first before taking a sip). If you are driving home after the party take LESSER or get a driver! You don’t want to be crippled just because of a few extra peg. Girls, it doesn’t make sense relying on the driver, if the driver is an auto driver!! Its always advisable to hit the sack straight away after a party.

4. Friends: Don’t make new friends from a bar or a drinking party. Because your friendship could lead you more frequently to the first point of contact, a drinking place. If all you have in common is the liquid, then your future predictions says that there are a lot of flowing wine and soberty is a thing of the past.

5. Know what you drink: Try to drink the same kind of liquor on one session of a drinking party. If you jump from beer to rum, whiskey and whatever’s available all in one night, you’re bound to be embarrassed the morning after. If you drink homemade stuffs, be careful enough to ask how they make it (try to be more of a curious kind than skeptical when asking), if you don’t trust them Don’t drink more than a sip. You don’t want to be jogging from the bed to the toilet the next day.

6. Know this: If you go wild after a few rounds, Know that it shows you are very inexperienced and you never had enough to drink. Reading between the lines- You’re a L.O.S.E.R. If your friend is treating you to a night out and you seem to have an endless pit for the Lall Pani, you’re as sick as the above case. If you don’t know how to enjoy your own dose peacefully, stop drinking and get a life.


“The most important human endeavor is the striving for morality in our actions. Our inner balance and even our very existence depend on it. Only morality in our actions can give beauty and dignity to life.”
ALBERT EINSTEIN, German born Physicist who developed the general theories of relativity. Nobel Prize Winner for Physics in 1921. (1879-1955)

I think...

I think today the world is upside down, and is suffering so much because there is so very little love in the home, and in family life. We have no time for children, we have no time for each other, and there is no time to enjoy each other.

Love begins at home; love live in homes and that is why there is so much suffering and so much unhappiness in the world today... Everybody today seems to be in such a terrible rush, anxious for greater development and greater riches and so on, so that children have very little time for their parents. Parents have very little time for each other, and in the home begin the disruption of the peace of the world.

- Austin Dominic

I miss Y-O-U

Where you used to be, there is a hole in the world, which I find myself constantly walking around in the daytime, and falling in at night. I miss you like hell. ~Edna St Vincent Millay

Sometimes, when one person is missing, the whole world seems depopulated. ~Lamartine

All days are nights to see till I see thee,
And nights bright days when dreams do show thee to me.
~William Shakespeare, "Sonnet XLIII"

Can miles truly separate you from friends.... If you want to be with someone you love, aren't you already there? ~Richard Bach

If I had a single flower for every time I think about you, I could walk forever in my garden. ~Claudia Ghandi

Within you I lose myself...
Without you I find myself
Wanting to be lost again.
~Author Unknown

Gone - flitted away,
Taken the stars from the night and the sun
From the day!
Gone, and a cloud in my heart.
~Alfred Tennyson

Absence from whom we love is worse than death, and frustrates hope severer than despair. ~William Cowper

What is the opposite of two? A lonely me, a lonely you. ~Richard Wilbur

No distance of place or lapse of time can lessen the friendship of those who are thoroughly persuaded of each other's worth. ~Robert Southey

Love reckons hours for months, and days for years; and every little absence is an age. ~John Dryden

Every parting is a form of death, as every reunion is a type of heaven. ~Tryon Edwards

As contraries are known by contraries, so is the delight of presence best known by the torments of absence. ~Alcibiades

Oft in the tranquil hour of night,
When stars illume the sky,
I gaze upon each orb of light,
And wish that thou wert by.
~George Linley

Days of absence, sad and dreary,
Clothed in sorrow's dark array, -
Days of absence, I am weary;
She I love is far away.
~Jean-Jacques Rousseau

The reason it hurts so much to separate is because our souls are connected. ~Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook


Indian Govt use Air Power against its own people

Aizawl, Mar 5: Today marks the 41st anniversary of the historic Aizawl bombardment, which had turned the once-beautiful hill town Aizawl into ashes, a few days after the declaration of the “Mizoram independence” by the Laldenga-led Mizo National Front.

It is politically incorrect to use air forces to suppress insurgencies of its own people. Such is the work of the late Indira. But ironically after 40 years of the incident and after signing a peace accord with the then govt, the Mizo people are now living in one of the most peaceful state of the country. The people, happy being apart of the country.

Author Missing

Breaking news: apatea will be missing in action for a while starting a few hours from now

Reason: will be taking a stretched leave for two weeks, two weeks of fun, relaxation, vawksa, thingpui hang and Kuhva hring!!! YabadabaDooooooooo!!!!

Bye bye

well a girl would say-
Gonna miss my li'l bloggie bloggie :p

But hey, Not me, no no no NOT ever hehe

Change the World

When I was a young man, I wanted to change the world. I found it was difficult to change the world, so I tried to change my nation. When I found I couldn't change the nation, I began to focus on my town. I couldn't change the town and as an older man, I tried to change my family. Now, as an old man, I realize the only thing I can change is myself, and suddenly I realize that if long ago I had changed myself, I could have made an impact on my family. My family and I could have made an impact on our town. Their impact could have changed the nation and I could indeed have changed the world.
~Author Unknown

A 'WHITE" Christmas

Christmas wasnt so lonely as i had anticipated. I wore White on the D day trying to make the christmas in Hyderabad a li'l bit white hopefully.

A Christmas Without You

Christmas, humbug!!!
Starting to feel like a grinch,
You should have been here by my side.
You should have seen me now.
Listening to an old number by Scorpions.
“I called your number, the line ain’t free,
I’d like to tell you ‘come to me’ ”

All alone in front of the blank sheet
Wondering if you’ll ever take this seriously
Wondering if I’ll ever possess enough courage to send you this,
If ever the words could come out right.

Missing you…
Feeling miserable…
But can’t let go of this feeling
Kinda addictive I guess,
If I have to feel this miserable for missing you, so be it
It’s the next best thing to having you by my side anyways.

What do I miss in you so much?
Its... its YOU (Here you find the writer lost in words)
It’s the small talks,
Multi-million dollar ideas,
Hilarious jokes about you,
How you care for people around you,
Sweet expressions,
An intent listening ear
The perfect friend

Now, I wish you could read this
Wished you’d feel the same way I do
Wished I’d have a little guts to make you read this
Wished I could be a better man
Wished you’d be happy

How, I wished for a happy ending
An ending with you
Listening to scorpions…
NOT feeling miserable anymore…

(Dear reader, she hasnt raed it till now, so im posting it here again... I dont think she'll get to read it and feel the same way. *sigh*)