Thursday, April 12, 2012

- Take Seventy Five : Lifetime wounds ( Not as emo as it sounds)

            There is no denying that ‘ Actions speak louder than words’. They do, but I remember reading this essay in one of my literature classes where the writer had argued how words hurt more than actions.And I completely agree with him.
                                If you hurt someone physically or someone hurts YOU physically, of course, you’d feel the pain, but there are ways you can get rid of that hurt. You can take medicines, maybe even apply some weird-smelling cream on your wound or God forbid if the injury is severe you might even get it operated on. What I’m trying to say is that, you can do something about it.
                       But when somebody hurts you with words, I really don’t think there is any medicine out there or any surgery to save you. No matter how much you deny it, no matter how much you act as if somebody’s mean words didn’t hurt you at all, they always do. And there’s no remedy for it. You may forget it for the time being, but sometime or the other, they do come back to you.
                     Bruises left by hurtful words are never healed. No amount of time can do the healing either. So next time, before you lash out on someone, do think if they are actually worth the life-time wound.  Be sure to say ‘please’ and ‘thank you’ and you might get the notoriously famous reply ‘ dosti mey koi please aur thank you naie hota’  but really, houna chaiyay. Acknowledging somebody’s efforts goes a long, long way.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

- Take Seventy Four: Tsk, tsk, tsk.

                As much as bad grammar puts me off, there are several other things or rather ‘habits’ which put me way off. And I decided that I should officially make a list and see if other people also find them annoying or am I the only crazy one here.

STOPIT#1 : Inconsistency. Inconsistency of opinions, of attitudes, of behaviors. I mean, why is it so hard for people to stick to what they say? Or what they don’t say? Sure, we get influenced by a number of things and we may change the way we have been thinking about something, but OH MY GOD do some people change their colors FAAAST.  They say one thing today and will be saying something completely opposite tomorrow.

Word of Advice : STOPIT. Grow up and learn to be a little more steadfast in your views. If you won’t respect your own thoughts and go on changing them this very often, chances are you’d be diagnosed as a bi-polar patient and will be left all alone.

STOPIT#2 : Cheesy-Janu-Manu-Tum-Meri-Zindagi-Ho type attitude. Na toh mjhay apki zindagi bana hey, na apki ankhou ka tara. UFF. I just cannot tolerate such cheesyness man. It’s one thing to be into someone and a completely different thing to compare them to ‘dew-drops-on-roses’. Ewo. Some girls may find it cute, but not me. No, sir.
Word of Advice: If you are so in love, there are a million other things you can say to your ‘beloved’ which would not make her feel awkward. I never really understood why anyone would want to be compared
to a moon, or for Shakespeare’s sake, to a SUMMER’S DAY?  I wouldn’t. I’d rather fancy if you would not compare me to anything or anybody at all. Period.

STOPIT#3: Bad manners. Oh. My. God. Some people just don’t know how to act in public. Even if you look like Brad Pitt and chew food with your mouth open or wipe your nose with your sleeve… I don’t even want to talk about this, IT IS THAT ANNOYING.

Word of Advice: Everybody loves a well mannered person. You can have a burping competition in the privacy of your own house, in your own room, with another manner less sibling or friend but not around other people. It is just not acceptable.

STOPIT#4 : It’s one thing to be fun and lively and energetic and it’s a completely different thing to be just plain OBNOXIOUS. We all know that one person who tries way too hard to be heard.

Word of Advice: Take a deep breath and just…shut. Up. Kthanks.

STOPIT#5:  People who pretend that they are-too-cool-for-reading. They’d much rather listen or WATCH Ali Zafar, since he has been doing quite some interesting things, in some of his *ahem* movies *ahem*. And they blame only Veena. Not fair, world, not fair.

Word of Advice: Please read. Be informed. Reading is for super awesome people. (*-*) I’m sure Ali Zafar reads too. When he’s not busy…uhh well okay just forget it. 

STOPIT#6:  And in this category I’ll put up all sorts of liars and cheaters and hypocrites and you know, the works. We all hate them. In the past, I too have lied about a few things, mostly to avoid conflicts and arguments and I know it is NO excuse and of course, it has always landed me into trouble. But now I try to keep it real and straightforward as much as possible even though it has successfully earned me the title of being ‘mean’ and ‘blunt’ and ‘insensitive’ but hey it’s okay. AT LEAST I’M NOT LYING ANYMORE.

Word of Advice:  As clich├ęd as it sounds, honesty really is the best policy.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Take Seventy Three- Stories.

                                       For some odd reason, today my, people monitor was on. I went to this bank with my mother and while she filled in checks and stuff, I sat on a sofa, observing everyone, who came in and went out of the bank.
                     Soon enough, I realized that I just wasn’t noticing what clothes they were wearing or what color shoes they had on, but I was actually thinking of about how each and everyone of them must be having (and of course had) a story of their own, you know, like their own problems, their dilemmas, their moments of pride, their moments of fall and I don’t know why, but I was just so intrigued by all of this.
                             I’ve always been very interested in stories, fairy-tales, lame pixie’s being kidnapped stories, cute kittens being stuck in a tree type stories and the works. But now, as I grow up, I realize that each one of us has a story to tell of our own, whether they’d like to share the story is entirely subjective. And these stories of course, are far more interesting. And today, as I sat their all comfortably in that sofa, I realized that there is a story, around every corner, waiting to be discovered, heard, maybe even read. And if luckily enough, the story is good, chances are that it might also be retold.
                                     I’m just so happy and the only reason why I’m writing all of this is because I’m so looking forward to being told many, many stories by other people, I’ll come across, in my life, sooner or later. Also, looking forward to, with even more fervor, that how would my own stories turn out. Some of them have already ended, good endings, ugly headings, omg-whatisthis-endings, but there are many which have just started and many which are yet to start. :)

Sunday, January 15, 2012

-Take Seventy-Three : Y U NO.

The insanely popular (and let’s not forget funny and random and funny) Y U NO GUY seems to be my latest obsession. I don’t know, there’s something so intriguing about him, the way his little hands go up questioningly , the way his eye-brows turn into a frown and of course, his lips, which look more like a cross between a pout and  something else.
                  It’s almost as if you can hear him…which of course, you cannot, I mean, come on, I mean, really…I mean… Also, I think, that if we were able to hear him he’d have a thick Italian accent, you know, where you go like ‘ Y U NO-A DO A THIS-A’ . I have to give credit to the guy who is responsible for creating such a BRILLIANT MASTERPIECE kay uski shakal daikhtay he, awaaz bhi ajati hay.
                        I’ve been so smitten by the Y U NO GUY, that I’ve actually started to use his famous words in my daily life. For eg : I went shopping today and there was this Aunty who pushed me and I said AUNTY, Y U NO STOP PUSHING ME? Y U NOHAVE MANNERS? ‘ Of course,  the Aunty didn’t reply, I’m pretty sure she didn’t even hear me. Next time, I’ll be sure to carry a microphone with me.
                          When I was taking my final exams, there were a lot of moments when I wanted to say ‘PAPER, Y U NO MAKE SENSE? (Esp. in my Mass Communication paper, which only God knows, what is was) Similarly, the teachers who were on duty while we were taking the exams , talked non-stop, I wanted to say to them , 'TEACHERS, Y U NO SHUT UP? Or a less offensive line like ‘ TEACHERS, Y U NO WHISPER ONLY?’
                                      Y U NO, is  obviously a grammatically incorrect phrase, but it is the only, and I cannot stress this enough, it is the ONLY, grammatically wrong phrase, I’m willing to over look because I am a very opinionated person and I really like the Y U NO GUY, and hold him in the highest esteem, so his grammar mistakes have been automatically ignored.

A very special thanks to Zee, for telling me I should blog about him.<3