A poem

I had to put up something not so cliche’ and normal as a post for my return to blogging. :p

So here’s a poem…. which I am dedicating to my roommate because she is indeed a beautiful girl!!!

A wild flower, rare, beautiful, and surprising.
She stands strong and distinguished amongst the rest.
Her natural yet subtle beauty entrancing,
The clarity of Nature once again is manifest.

The analogy yields to the beauty within,
Visions of an infinitely complex fractal recursion fall short.
All attempts to describe implode before they begin,
Analytically intractable, impenetrable by thought.

Her honest curiosity humbles me.
Through layers of warmth, I see beyond her smile.
Volition and intellectual acuity; a reminder,
She kowtows to no-one, yes I like this girls style.

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Thing to do before I die

Seeing a post regarding the same on another blog – here, I decided to make my own list. As this may become extremely boring for those of you who can’t figure out why they should read someone’s wish list (though I love doing it – it tells me a lot about that person), here’s something to motivate you, and this can be done by the others too: Read the list and see how many of these do you share with me. Then let me know how many and which ones as a comment. šŸ™‚

1. Visit my birthplace

2. Visit my ancestral hometown

3. Live apart from my family

4. Learn how to swim

5. Scuba diving

6. Get out of an awkwards situation with “his” family/friends without making a fool of myself.

7. Win a recognized blog award

8. Marry in pomp

9. Get pregnant

10. Have a baby girl

11. Be able to gift my brother his dream bike

12. Build a house for my parents

13. Live in a hill station

14. Learn Salsa and Ball dance

15. Play the keyboard for a large audience

16. Learn oneĀ foreignĀ language well

17. Visit Venice, Paris

18. Be with “him” alone on a beach

19. Win tambola (housie) once

20. Sky diving

21. Raise atleast 3 different pets at the same time

22. Ride in a personal limo

23. Ride in a personal helicopter

24. Take surprise gifts home for everyone

25. Fall head over heals in love

26. Have a bff who knows me better than me myself

27. Get 3 ‘Ace’ while playing ‘teen patti’

28. Cook a whole meal for a huge gathering

29. Forgive all my ‘enemies’

30. Have my name mentioned in a magazine

31. Become very slim

32. Publish my novel

33. Get him to get my name tatooed

34. Tatoo his name

35. Get 1crore viewers here

36.Have a barbeque verandah at home

37. Slap someone hard across the face

38. Get very close to death and come back safe

39. Scream at the peopleĀ unnecessarilyĀ talking in a movie hall

40. Participate in a game show

41. Win a game show

42. Meet Amitabh Bachchan

43. Watch a movie with “him” (my boyfriend and not Big B) in the PVR Gold Class

44. Watch a movie shooting

45. Work in the same town as my bff

46. Be able to buy myself anything my younger sister or younger cousins put a hand on

47. Organize a wedding

48. Cry at my wedding

49. Get pampered without any limits for a week

50. Learn to speak up if I dislike something

51. Be a part of a movie

52. Be able to remove all saas bahu serials from television

53. Watch the old cartoon network again

54. Ā Write my autobiography

55. Write another person’s biography

56.Name a star after him

57. Sponsor a child’s education

58. Spend a whole day with a very small baby, doing nothing else

59. Receive a surprise party

60. Write a time capsule

61. Meet a great author in person

62. See the shooting of a reality show

63. Meet Neil Pattrick Harris

64. Play at a casino in Las Vegas

65. Romantically dance with him in the rain

66. Spend a week with him with no worry of any work or anything else

67. Finish a KFC chickenbucket by myself

68. Eat a red chilli without water

69. Visit Disney Land

70. Laugh so hard I start crying

This list is by no means exhaustive and I will keep adding to it as and when I remember…. but this is my list uptill now. Now that you’ve come this far, do drop by a comment on your own wishlist. šŸ™‚

FULKA – 2011

This is my first attempt at humour, so bear with it readers. It’s my challenge from Leo at my page ‘Challenge Accepted‘.

Challenge seven : Present an overweight girl’s case in a ‘food court’ (pun intended) –Ā humourousĀ – in first person

The post is in the form of a court proceedings of an overweight girl (me) fighting my case in a ‘food court’. I am my own lawyer for this case. In the comingĀ dialogue, ‘Lawyer’ refers to the Prosecution Lawyer and ‘Me’ refers to…. me. šŸ™‚

Me : Main iss cook book pe haath rakh ke kasam khaati hun, ki main jo kahungi sach kahungi aur sach ke siwa kuch nahi kahungi. Ā (I swear by this cook book that I will speak the truth, and nothing but the truth)

Judge: Lawyer, present your case.

Lawyer: Chef honour, Janhvi is a girl who was caught in the Noida Sector 18 Spoons Food Court having a meal which exceeds the 1400 calories prescribed by the FULKA 2011. *

Lawyer: Chef Honour, this girl who is already overweight, should be given the strictest of punishment for her crime, which I will now prove to the court that she has committed. Miss Pant, may I ask you some questions.

Me : Yes.

Lawyer : Where were you at 2 P.M. on the 1st of November 2011?

Me : I was at the Noida Sector – 18 Food Court, having my lunch.

Lawyer : Point to be noted, M’ Lord, the accused accepts her presence at the scene of crime. Ms. Pant, how much did you overeat on that day?

Me : Leading question M’ Lord, this question presumes I overate.

Judge : Counsel, no leading questions.

Lawyer : Yes, M’ Lord. Ms. Pant, how much did you eat that day.

Me : I had one set of chocolate doughnot, a plate of chicken biryani, and 2 boiled eggs. (total calories – 1300 +)

Lawyer : As is clear, Chef Honour, her consumption was at the border of the allowed intake of food. Any other, even simple, meal before or after lunch would have led to breaking of the rule laid down under S-6 of the Act.

Me : M’ Lord, I did not eat anything else on the said date, as I had no breakfast or dinner.

Lawyer : Can you prove that to this Hon’ble Food Court Ms. Pant?

Me : Chef Honour, I was visiting the Hon’ble High Court of Chandigarh that day, as part of my college program, and was inside Court Room 12 the whole time. This can be verified by the entry, submitted to this Hon’ble Court. **

Lawyer : Ms Pant, you could have easily eaten before or after your presence at the Court.

Me : According to a decision by this Hon’ble Court dated 7th July 2011 (State v. Ravi Singh), this court ordered all food joints to disbar entry to over-weights before 9 A.M and after 8 P.M. This, M’ Lord is the time of my presence in the court as testified by the submitted document.

Lawyer : M’ Lord, Ms. Pant has had to her credit a single meal calorie intake of more than 1500 calories on the 14th of February 2011. That too has to be punished.

Me: The Act was passed at 7th June, M’ Lord. It cannot have a retrospective effect and thus no liability arises.

Judge : On the basis of the evidence bought by the self counsel of the accused, this court acquits Ms. Pant of the charge under S-6 of FULKA. However, Ms. Pant, why do you not lose weight, and save yourself this trouble of eating restrictions.

Me : I will try M’ Lord, but I see myself not as over weight but as a lover of food. šŸ™‚

*FULKA:

Food Utilization and Liquid Konsumption Act 2011

Section 1 – Short title and extent: This Act will be called the FULKA 2011, effective from 7th July 2011 and will extend to the whole of India except the State of Jammu and Kashmir.

Section 2 – Food – Any item raw or cooked (or drink) consumed for the purpose of nutrition or enjoyment.

Section 3 – Height Weight Scale – The scale as mentioned in Appendix 1 to this Act.

Section 4 – Overweight – Any person whose weight falls in the red zone of the height weight scale.

Section 5 – Underweight – Any person whose weight is less at least by 10 kgs from the ideal weight as per the scale.

Section 6 – Regulation – No overweight person is allowed to consume more than 1400 calories in a day (1600 for rural population), proviso to the exceptions mentioned under Section 8.

Section 7 – Punishment – Any person not following the rule laid down under Section 6 is liable for a punishment for a prison term of 6 months or fine or both.

Section 8 – Exceptions – Ā Notwithstanding any definition in this act, the following people will not be liable under Section 6 of this Act:

(A) Those who have been adviced medically to consume more calories

(B) Those who were bona fide purchasers of an eatable or drink, believing it’s calorie value to be within the prescribed limits, when it is actually not so.

Appendix 1:

**Chandigarh High Court Document:

Name : Janhvi Pant

Time of entry : 8:30 A.M – Card swiped – entry number 00007656531

Time of exit : 9:15 P.M. – Card swiped – exit number 00007656531

Break time : 1:45 P.M. to 2:20 P.M. – Card entry and exit number 8976678

Two experiments together

This time, I’m trying out something I’ve never done before. I’m writing the two parts of this post for two memes of Leo’s blog – I Rhyme Without Reason.

The first is an Acrostic story for It’s Thursday.

while the second is a Haiku forĀ Haiku Heights

Please do not be kind on me and let me know exactly where IĀ falterĀ and where I can improve myself.

Note – Both are absolutely and undoubtedly fiction. šŸ™‚

It’s Thursday:

“Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely”. That’s my tale.Ā Until school, life was simple. Then, when I came to college, I came to understand for the first time what politics really meant and what it meant to have power.

Everyone around me suddenly seemed to be conscious of the title and place they held in college. It was only human for me to follow this thought. And so began my journey towards the core of college politics.

Whoever I met, I made sure was happy with me. I made certain that when I reached my final year and stood for elections, people would have no reason not to vote for me. The ones who fell short of cash, got it from my pocket money; this solved most of their demands. The few guys too ugly/disgusting/irritating/undeserving/frustrated to get laid, also got what they wanted. Yes, I had fallen to my lowest, and risen to the highest in politics.

Engrossed in the politics, I even sacrificed my actual aim, that of studying well. I made it to ‘the top’ though. I was made head of the student association in my final year. Looking back, this is where I should have ended this madness, but it was flowing in my blood by now.

Remorse is all I feel today when I look back to my doings in college. I was to my college, what Hitler was to Germany. My friends (more of money or power or both than real emotions) were free to do as they pleased, while my enemies died by the day (some even literally). Today, as I sit in a prison cell for a seven year term that started a month back, I dwell on what I could have been, instead of what I am. Absolute power corrupted me absolutely.

Haiku:

the ghosts of my past
have returned, determined to
haunt me forever

To think of it, not that I planned it like this, the haiku can be an aftermath of the story. Leo, is that your thought behind the two topics, or am I just thinking too much?

Take care everyone.

P.S. I’ll be my own critic – Both these developments on the given word concept are very cliche’. šŸ™‚

Century!!

I’ve hit a century… finally my 100th post.

For two weeks, this post has been driving me crazy… thinking of how I can make it special.

Yesterday, while on a 24 hour journey from Jodhpur back to my college šŸ˜¦ I realized that I could make it special by just letting it be itself.

So, readers, beĀ preparedĀ for a post which might or might not be completely haywire, for I am going to write this one as and how things come to me.

The Guest Post

This is the first thing that I need to mention. I wrote a guest post for Khoj, and Sub was kind enough to publish it.

It’s a taboo topic. A topic not many people would talk/write about. As Sub has always written in a unconventional manner, I though I’d take up an unconventional topic myself.

You can find the postĀ here.

My best

As this is my century post, I decided to look back a little into the past of Thoughtful Thoughts and put together in one place those posts which I think are my best.

This judgement is not based on:

  • Visits
  • Comments
  • Indi likes
It is wholly and solely based on my opinion. You have to check out numbers 1,3,6,8,14 and 19, if you have not been around before to read these. These are my top 6.
From old to new:
I guess that’s it. Am going to catch some sleep now as sleep was not something that I could get enough of on my train journey.
Take care.

Forgive and FORGET!

These two are not just often spoken together but need always be together.

People often say, I forgive you but I can never forget what you did. I’m sorry to break the news to you guys, but if you can’t forget, you can’t forgive. You have to forget what they did in order to forgive them. You tell me that it’s nearly impossible to forget actions of others, and I say that this means it is nearly impossible for you to forgive someone.

Why do I say that? Remember the last time someone did something bad to you, apologized and was Forgiven by you? Now think, if that same person did something bad to you again, your first thought would be that he hurt you “again”, just like he did that one time. I am sure of this because when I asked you to remember such an incident, you did remember it.

Forgiveness means to let go of the hurt you felt. When you say, “I forgive you”, you mean that you no longer feel bad/hurt by what the other person did. But if that is the case, why does it cross our mind often when that same person hurts us again.

The things that we forgive others for, get forgotten too. If it’s not forgotten, it’s not forgiven. When you genuinely wish to forgive someone, forget the hurt they caused to you.

Take care.