Friday, October 20, 2006

The Unforgettable Boarding !!!

I was on the way to the Begumpet airport, Hyd in an auto feeling tensed.. I just got down from the auto for no reason, and started running.. But surprisingly my legs weren't moving.. I was trying a lot.. But, i was not moving from the place i was standing.. And the flight which i have to catch took off..

Suddenly, i woke up from my bed on that fine Thursday morning [19th Oct 2006].. I started freshly and happily towards office, with all the luggages in my hand.. That disturbed dream didn't make me feel anything, as i was in a very happy mood.. Yeah, i am leaving for my Native on that day for the Diwali vacation..

It wasn't a normal day in our office, they had the Diwali Celebrations going on the way.. Ethnic wear going on one side, with the creativity of each team in their dresses unimaginable.. On the other side, a Treasure Hunt being run.. The entire Office was in an enjoyable mood..

I didn't do any work on that day, except checking mails and browsing vetti-ly.. ;) I cross-checked my schedule for that day's travel.. I need to board SpiceJet by 6:40pm and its supposed to reach Chennai by 7:40, And then i need to catch my Rockfort Express to Tanjore by 10:30.. Ample time i have got.. Isn't it ?? :D

But, the day's happenings weren't as i expected.. The first news that awaited for me in the Airport, is that the Flight is delayed by 50 minutes, because of the delay in the incoming Flight from Delhi.. And its supposed to depart by 7:30.. But the flight from Delhi itself arrived by 7:30 only.. :( Then atlast the Flight took-off by 8:00 and landed Chennai by 9:00, It was a very beautiful ariel view of the Night-Chennai with Crackers firing here and there..

I was outside Chennai Airport at 9:30, I wasn't feeling much tensed or something, as i replied my Dad in the phone saying that, i will have dinner and catch the train by 10:30, as i have helluva time.. But my time started, the auto wasn't moving near the Guindy Junction for more than 15 minutes.. I don't know myself, what i did.. But i got down from the Auto, and started running towards Guindy Station.. Got the ticket and was waiting in the platform for the Electric Train.. It was sharp 10:00

I was praying like anything for a Train to come, but it didn't.. It was sharp 10:20 pm.. Atlast a Train came, and i hoped that i will be in Egmore by 10:30.. But i didnt, it was sharp 10:30, when i was in Nungambakkam.. I lost all my hope.. Near the Chetpet station [the prev station to Egmore], i saw an Express Train starting to pick-up its pace.. I wasn't able to read anything at that distance.. But, i started realizing that i missed the Train.. I was feeling numb.. Fear arose from my inside.. It was a 2nd AC Ticket costing 700 Bugs.. But i don't know what to do ?? What to tell in Home ?? How will i reach Tanjore ?? Many such questions..

Atlast i was in Egmore.. It was 10:35, the Platform 4 [Usually Rockfort starts from there] was vacant.. But, there was a Train still stationed there in Platform 3.. As i just wanted to confirm, i asked a guy standing there.. "Rockfort poiducha..??".. The words from that Guy.. "Anga nikradhudhaan sir, rockfort..", made me feel like something.. i don't have words to explain that.. I started running.. running.. Atlast i got my Coach A3.. A guy standing at its entrance, asked.. "Neenga dhaan seat no 24 ah ??", with a small smile, i replied Yes... and reached my birth.. After having a short conversation with the TTR, That Guy, came near me.. And asked, "Unga appa Railways-la vela paakraangala ??", I replied NO.. :D

Though, the coincidence between the Delay in the Train Starting and me boarding after 10 minutes of the scheduled time, has made that Guy to ask such a question.. I felt from inside like.. "Namakaaga dhaan Train wait pannucho??" :D :D

I laid down on my Birth, thinking about that day's morning dream..
  • It wasn't Flight, It was Train...!!
  • I wasn't struggling to run, I was running all the times...!!
  • I didn't miss it, I boarded...!!
Whatever it may be, I can't forget this Train Boarding at all.. :)
Happy Diwali to all.. :D

Till next post,

Monday, October 16, 2006

The Movie 5 ( OotP ) !!! [Pics - Contd]

The Dumbledore Army

Umbridge Vs Trewlaney

Luna Lovegood

Till next post,

Friday, October 06, 2006

Tambola !!!

So... I am making yet another post about a Game.. Hmmm !! Does that mean, i am enjoying a lot playing games these days ?? I myself donno.. Anyways, am writing this post as am feeling sooo bored, and its Friday evening that i dont feel like working too, though i have a loads of them.. :D

It was in Verizon, when we rush in to occupy the Break-Out area, or Cafteria.. atleast thrice a day.. [For Tea Time, Snacks Time, Vetti arattai time.. ] But here in DEShaw, thats not the case for me, even when i feel bored and have no work, I cant go and chat in the Cafeteria drinking a coffee as there is no, the so called *Gang* for me here... :(

But still, they have this *Happy Hour*, once in two weeks, when *all of us* used to go to the Cafetria, play some games, munch some snacks and the new joinees will introduce themselves to the crowd.. Today is yet another day for that *Happy Hour* !!!

I usually dont go to the Cafteria immediatly after the alert comes in my Outlook.. I will go upstairs some half-an-hour later, exactly when they start giving away the snacks.. :P But today, i somehow started immediately, accompanied by D.. :) And there awaited this game of *Tambola*.. We all were given a piece of paper, having some 3 rows with 5 numbers in each of the row.. We were thinking, that this is like puzzle and we need to get the sum of the each row to some number.. blah blah.. :(

But, the game isnt that.. They will be reading the numbers, and we need to strike it off.. [So simple na.. ] And they announced prizes too for..
  • First 5 strikes
  • Complete strikes in 1st row
  • Complete strikes in 2nd row
  • Complete strikes in 3rd row
  • Full house [meaning the whole]
Unfortunately, none of us sitting in our table got !! And the worst thing is that, the same girl got three prizes for completing 2 rows and the Full house.. Huh... :x :x.. We all started shouting too.. :D They also announced prize for the lowest strikes, none of us got that even.. 6 was the lowest number of strikes a guy has got.. Mine is 10.. [Adhuvum kedayaadhu, idhuvum kedayaathu.. Huhhhh !! ]

Okayss.. Thats it.. Enjoy the weekend guyssss !!
[ Gonna watch, *Woh Lamhe*, 2nd show in PVR tonight... He he he :D]


Tuesday, October 03, 2006

DumbC with the (J)DumbO !!!

Hi all..
Its always tough to come back to work, after enjoying a lot in a looong weekend.. I have felt this right from my school days, so do all.. And these 3 days, went so fast and also we had lots of fun, as its the Gundan who came to Hyd, to enjoy the Holis with us all.. We used to always have loads of fun, when this guy is nearby, right from our precious College Days.. Such a childish, cute character.. And in this post, am gonna write about one of his most childish thing that he did during this Trip of him.. :) [ Gunda enna mannichidu.. :D ]

We five [ me, my roommates (D and Venkat), M and Gundan ] roamed to Birla Mandir, Planetorium, Museum, Oceans Park.. on Saturday and Sunday.. And it was Sunday nite, when we missed our plan to go to Bommarillu 2nd show, And so we all planned to play something in the night.. The head count reduced to 4 at that time, as M was suffering from some side-effects after all our Koothu in Oceans Park, and he wasnt able to give company to our night-out..

It all started around 11 30 in the night.. We planned to play DumbC.. And [Me, D] were in one team and [Venkat, Gundan] is the opponent team.. We took, *Tamil Songs* as our choice.. We were laughing like anything, when i mimed on some typical words and songs.. Our team was finding out the songs fastly, both in my turn of mimic and D's turn; Even Venkat was shocked as i did things very badly during our last train journey.. They even gave us songs which are infamous, which i havent even heard, which sounds funny.. [eg. jinjinaakadi.. jinaakunaakadi.. :D ], But Me an D still managed to find them..

With the opponent team, atleast when Gundan was miming, Venkat used to find the songs fastly, as he knows a helluva Tamil Songs, rite from the aadhi kaalathu songs.. But it was Gundan, who wasnt able to even find out simple, famous new songs.. Ha ha ha :D

It was around 1 O Clock, that was when we thought why cant we make this somewhat interesting with Time Limits and stuffs.. So we decided this, Each team has to be given 5 songs by the opponent team and how much time the team takes to find out all of them.. So both of the teams prepared their list.. And myself and D, also planned something like starting with wat sort of songs, which period.. blah blah [though nothing was used at last..] And Venkat, Gundan closed the doors of their rooms and discussed abt their plans...

Finally, we were about to start, so which Team is gonna do first, We had a Toss... [Venkat, Gundan] Team won, but still Venkat asked us to do first.. I was miming, and D was finding out the Songs, as he knows a helluva songs.. :) As the Stop Clock of Venkat's Cell reached 7 minutes 38 seconds.. We found out all of the 5 songs successfully.. Heyyyy... :D

Now starts the actual Drama.. :) In their team Gundan decided to mime.. And I started the Stop Clock.. Gundan started miming.. Venkat tried with hell lot of suggestions, but still he dint get it.. it was around 2 minutes in the Stop Clock.. into which i was keenly looking into.. Suddenly Gundan throwed the Paper he was having in his hands, face reddish and about to cry.. started shouting.. "Po naanga thothu poitooomm.. Nee kashtamaana paataa kuduthutta.." and started hitting D, with drops started to flow from his eyes.. We three were unable to laugh, unable to do anything.. And he lied down in the Bed like a small child.. Crying.. !!!! Ha ha ha.. Gunda.. Gunda.. :D D, started to kindle him.. And the usual fight/blah blah between both of them continued.. [Gundan, Venkat] started shouting *We only won* !!

Ha ha ha.. Its the Typical character of Gundan, and we always used to enjoy a lot at him.. The next day, Monday, the last day of his Trip... We somehow managed to go to *Snow world* amidst several oscillations and confusions.. [Venkat was having peak cold, i was having head ache.. ] But M, escaped and didnt give company to us.. Huh !!

In front of SnowWorld !!

So.. to finish off, it was a great weekend with the (J)Dumbo.. ;) And also, we finished the weekend with a 2nd show to Bommarillu, for the 2nd time; after packing Gundan for Chennai, as we already tortured him a lot by making him to watch Telugu Channels, movies etc etc.. Also discussing a lot abt Telugu.. Surprisingly D, also joined us this time, usually it will be only Me and Venkat, both of us will be discussing and i will be learing something new in Telugu from him.. ;)

Till next post,