Thursday, August 31, 2006

The Great Indian Habit

Jara sa or little bit is such a popular word of the Indian man's jargon. Like when they cook, they always put jara sa hing or haldi or whatever. My jara sa never matches with that golden standard jara sa I feel, hence when I cook, the haldi hing and salt are either jara sa excess or jara sa less..or maybe jara sa more would be fine....huh

Or when I miss meeting the head of the unit for the coveted signature and posting completion I am always jara sa late.

The other day in the casualty at around 2 am came a patient with a nasty laterated wound on the scalp, outcome of a fall.
I am not going to translate the rest, won't be as much fun....

Me, "Vomitting vagera hua?"

"Haan, jara sa."

Me, "Chakkar aya kay?"

"Haan, jara sa."

Me, "Kahi aur laga kya?"

"Haan idhar udhar jara sa laga"

Me, "Behosh hua tha kya?"

"Haan, jara saa hua....."


"Haan matlab hua........"

Saturday, August 26, 2006

To Choose Or Not To Is The Dilemma

Go to the market, try shopping for a ...say bottle of shampoo and then tell me, do you really believe its fun having so many choices? Has our life improved by these?

First the dilemma of the brand. I decided I would pick looking at the company....hmnn P&G is good, so is HLL, hmnn and so are many others.....Plus one company has more than one brand. Uh..

Ok now you narrow down to particular brand based on any considerations....price or whatever (I go by the appearance or even the fragrance at times..heh heh. Makes a funny site in a store...a looney girl sniffing into shampoo bottles. Thats why I like shopping at less crowded hours). but the confusion doesn't end here.

Which one of the many types now....hmnn lets see now is my hair just dry? Or is it dull and dry? Or dry and damaged? Dry and frizzy?? I guess all of the above options....oh but I also need volume, bounce and shine....oh is there one which combines all the goodies?? And the strength......too. Plus not to mention the split ends...(By now my head is split too) Plus just the shaft is dry....the scalp is like an oil mine in the middle east.

Lets go by the contents. Egg is good for the hair..lets buy this one. But isn't olive oil good too? And wheatgerm? And lemon? And Rose hips? uh rose hips? REALLY? Amla? Oh ya my granny will swear by that one. Water of xxx spring? Oh now where else will my hair get THAT?

By the end of it I want to pull out my hair. But that will defeat the purpose of buying a nice shampoo. Probably I should buy a strengtening shampoo. So that my urge (or anybody else's) to pull out my hair won't be successful.

So by the time I have purchased a bottle I know that
  1. I have wasted too much time
  2. I must try all the bottles in the range and chose the best amongst them.
  3. I am missing on MANY other nice herbs and whatevers for my hair by choosing the bottle I have chosen.
  4. I DON'T HAVE PRETTY HAIR....waaaaahhhhhhhh.

Thursday, August 24, 2006

The Girlfriend

Ya , like the movies or those forwards you get I too like to trouble my dear Nagesh by twisting words and taking meanings he never meant out of many things he says...and when he wars his befuddled plus mad expression I like to laugh naughtily....sadist me....

One fine day
N, "You know most girls I have seen have a backup....they see one guy and have a backup in case that doesn't work well"

V, "Oh ya?? When I was seeing you I didn't have a backup.."

N, "Well I say most girls....those typical types you know....."

V, "Elaborate..."

N, "Those typical girls who bother a lot about their external beauty and those ....." with a slight tinge of MCPsm

V, "You mean I don't take care of my external beauty?? You mean to stay I stay sloppy!!"

N, "No what I meant is that you don't need to...." a cute smile flashed at me.....

N and V break into laughter.....I love troubling him this way. He too always has a diplomatic answer for me.

One Day on the phone
V pulling N's leg, "We do not belong to the same generation......I am of a younger generation" (FYI V is 23 and N is 28)

N, " are so of my look and seem so mature"

V, "You mean to say I look 28!!! No I most certainly don't! In fact I look less than 23"

N, "No I mean you are so mature...I like mature girls".....probably flashed the cute smile but I didn't see.....

V, "Heh heh I know....but I love troubling you this way!"

Many more mad conversations like this...will have to keep updating this post when I remember!!

Look Who's Following Me......

A lot of animals troubling me these days...some horses ahem trojan horses attacked my PC...just when I yanked myself free from those that I landed amidst some canines. The Hutch puppy has been following me like mad.....

First some executives landed home. Incidentally the same day Mom had decided to go billing from prepaid. So for a change I entertained them. Since I didn't have the necessary documents Now co incidentally the same day I had called up hutch to send to my mom a represenatative of theirs to help my mom go billing. That person too landed up at her office. So now there are two groups of hutch puppies trying to wag their forms at me....sigh. And Mom has already commited to one and me to the other. Now I am trying to get the ones I took the forms from off my back.

Also I am now with a female co-intern whom I would love to call a "she dog" (you get me, don't ya?!) ..more so ON HER FACE. That lady lied and cheated me into doing some work delegated on the both of us and tried to scoot. Alas she was given a more irritating and a nuttier job....*evil laughter*.....serves her right. Jhoot bole kauwa katey!!

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Russian Tonsillectomy

So today while I was sitting in the side room of the OT, killing time and worrying like mad about many things including PG exam, my preparation (or rather the lack of it...why would I worry otherwise?) the sick AMO of Cooper etc Dr. Hindolkar, unit head of surgery walked in with his gang. And after the usual talking about PG exams, reservations, etc he started telling us all and Dr. Bhargava about people removing appendices via the stomach for people who want no scars on their abdomen. Or removal of thyroid by laparoscopic techniques and more such fascinating surgical developments. Dr. Samir Bhargava is a famous ENT surgeon who has also written a text book I used for ENT in final MBBS. So while Dr. Hindolkar was amazing us with these facts Dr. Bhargava chipped in,

"In Russia they remove the tonsils via the rectal approach........ you are not allowed to open your mouth in Russia!!!"

For the uninitaited....tonsils lie inside your your mouth...stick out the tongue...aahhh there they are!

Erratica!! was Dr. Kamat who we were talking to....not Dr. Hindolkar. Since I have never seen both before I mistook one for the other

Monday, August 21, 2006

HT on 20thAugust

I liked these articles in the Hindustan Times Mumbai Edition dated 20th August 2006. Always like Vir Sanghvi's Articles.... this one about the war on terror in reflections is a nice one too.

And the big story too is an eye opener.

Disclaimer: While I am not advertising for the HT, I do like the paper and have changed over to HT from the TOI almost a year back.

You will have to sign up to read the e paper. But its free. God for those who don't subscribe to the HT

Gods Must Be Crazy

The water of the Mahim creek turns sweet.... then in Orissa somewhere Devi maa starts drinking apparantly Gods are all appeased......

I wonder which mahabhaag thought of tasting the water of the LOOKS so filthy- leave aside the tests conducted on the water. Or which fellow decided to place a glass of milk to Godesses' lips. Serendipity huh.....

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

14th And 15th Aug 2006......

Ok..the title may sound like some tale of Indian and Pakistani Independance days. This blog entry is far from it. Enough is said and written about it for me to add more. Plus abhi mera mood nahi hain...

13th Aug, Anuja's brother's wedding at Jogeswari. Supremo activity club. Nice time, GREAT FOOD (my primary concern). Plus the reception was studded with a lot of celebrities of the marathi stage and TV...Milind and Rani Gunaji, Sachin Khedekar, Vikram Gokhale, Pradeep and Rajani Velankar, etc...My friends from Ahmednagar had come for the wedding and stayed over at my 13th night was a pyjama party!!! 14th is mom's and Nagesh's birthday. Cut a cake at night.

14th morning go to Cooper. See my lost stetho around one of my senior's neck...and I see RED..After confirming its mine I gather courage (and encouragement from mom who calls up at just the right time) and ask him casually taking care not to hurl any accusations at him. Works. Get my stethoscope back. twice lucky.....long ago had left it in ward 5 of KEM but thankfully one staff nurse had been nice enough to keep it away safely.

14th noon have lunch at Govinda restaurant of ISKON courtesy Dr. Galliara and Neha Purshottaman. Lovely food. Cooked in pure ghee and devoid of onions and garlic. The variety is stunning. Have heard that sunday is the day for chappan bhog...all 56 varieties!! Must visit. Wasting food not allowed as the food is Krsna Prasadam. So take small helpings and try everything. Must write a review of the place soon.

15th was supposed to be a trip to Karjat to N's. A, T and R also in the gang. However mom worried about 15th Aug security concerns and the blast threats. Forced to cancel at the last moment. Friends sad, say won't be fun without me so plans cancelled. Lots of rona dhona gussa from my side. But decide to be a good girl and not hurt mom..not on her birthday.

New plans....stay at N's place..night over. Me, N and A. T and R just come for dinner.

So after my brahmavidya class, dinner I give Mom and Nagesh mugs I painted for them. They are surprised and they love them. Mom and I give Nagesh a kurta and a shirt respectively. Nagesh and I leave for N's place. Rather I go there, Nagesh proceeds home. T and R leave past 12.30. N, A and I chat chat chat and bitch for a while untill N dozes off at 3 am. A and I go on till 5 am discussing life, guys, ambitions, patients, our dear friend's not so great fiance (according to me he's fine, according to them he is far from it. Hungry at 5 am so we devour theplas. Ya N is a gujju girl. Sleep as A has to wake up at 8 am. I get up at 10.30 am. tea, bath, chat with N about my interest in Ayurvedic research. Early lunch at N's place...and back home.... much activity over the past 2 days........

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Terror ! !

They strike again...or almost. Police foiled the plans for bombing of 10 planes in Britain. The attakers are said to be British men and links with Pakistan said to be established. Al Quaida again.

Dekh tere sansar ki halat kya ho gayi Bhagwan!!

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Take Care

There are two patients lying in the ICU of Cooper hospital. Both young men around 25, both found fallen on the railway tracks, both so badly injured that they can't speak a word....comatose. Both brought by good samaritans who found them. Both with their kin worried for them....both in the valley between life and death...hanging, holding tight.

Take care when you travel on the trains...don't hang is too precious

Saturday, August 05, 2006

50 Things about me

I am inspired by Boo and her list to make my list of 50 things about myself.

  1. I am very sensitive.
  2. I love eating good food and I live to eat.
  3. I am a quiet girl and prefer listening to talking.
  4. I love good music....classical, devotional as well as rock.
  5. I love watching plays and prefer theatre to movies. Also love to act in plays
  6. I love my family dearly and I am attached to my mother and brother
  7. I believe in God although I am not very religious.
  8. But I fail to understand God's doings. I fail to understand why he took my dad away from me at a young age
  9. I miss my dad very much.
  10. I love my fiance a lot and he brings out the best in me.
  11. I love cooking though I still have to master the art.
  12. I believe in having a positive attitude and I am an optimist
  13. But even then I get nervous easily.
  14. I derive great pleasure from small things in life.
  15. I believe in simple living and high thinking.
  16. But I do love living a luxirious life.
  17. I believe in doing my work with utmost sincerity.
  18. I cannot lie...even if I want too.
  19. I cry easily.
  20. I dress simply and hate putting on any makeup
  21. I don't like coloured hair and keep my hair jet black..however 'boring' black hair may be.
  22. But I can't live without good perfumes and I don't leave home without putting any.
  23. I love chocolates.
  24. I am obsessed with oral hygiene.
  25. When God was alloting creativity, I was absconding.
  26. I feel sad to see terminally ill people.
  27. I feel I am blessed.
  28. I love tea
  29. I hate getting forwards.
  30. I love getting comments on my blog.
  31. I love to exercise.
  32. I love slothing as well!
  33. I hate getting up especially on winter mornings.
  34. I love talking to my friends.
  35. I wish I was more assertive than I am.
  36. I wish I was better at anger management.
  37. I wish I was better at time management.
  38. Poverty makes me ill.
  39. I hope to be famous one day
  40. I like being economical but I hate to scrounge.
  41. I don't like to see people dieting.
  42. I would rather be plump and happy than slim, sexy and starving.
  43. I love birthday parties.
  44. I believe in fate and destiny.
  45. I believe in natural justice.
  46. I don't keep grudges.
  47. But I do not forget hurt easily.
  48. I love reading novels.
  49. I am quite a lazy person.
  50. I believe good things happen to good people.

Friday, August 04, 2006

My Blogger Personality!!

Got this link courtesy Ravi. Thanks Ravi, though I don't know you personally.
This is supposed to be my blogging personality.....please tell me if you agree with what it says!!

Your Blogging Type is Kind and Harmonious

You're an approachable blogger who tends to have many online friends.
People new to your blogging circle know they can count on you for support.
You tend to mediate fighting and drama. You set a cooperative tone.
You have a great eye for design - and your blog tends to be the best looking on the block!
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