Thursday, December 29, 2005


Former IIT professor shot dead

DH News Service Bangalore:


Two days after the Delhi police apprehended some terrorists who were allegedly planning attacks on key sites across the country, including Bangalore, an armed assailant killed a retired IIT Delhi professor, M C Puri, and injured seven others in a daring assault on the delegates of an international conference at the premier Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in Bangalore on Wednesday around 7 p.m. At least seven scientists were injured in the suspected terrorist attack in the J N Tata Auditorium premises on the IISc campus. An AK-47 rifle was used by the assailant. An unexploded hand grenade was found a few meters in front of the auditorium and an Ak-47, three magazines and 11 spent cartridges were recovered from the premises. Four bullets were also pumped into a Lancer car parked beside the Centre for Scientific and Industrial Constulancy building.


The Intelligence Bureau(IB) had alerted the city police and the state police in Nov. about a possible attack by the Lakshar-e-Toiba militant outfit.

According to the IB sources there were 3 such alerts over a span of 20 days to the state police.
IB sources told Deccan Herald that Pakistan's Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) during its recent meeting, had planned "a strategy with extremist groups to launch fresh attacks on a limited basis in the Indian territory,especially in the southern states."

The prime targets chosen were Bangalore and Hyderabad.

“Wednesday's terror shoot-out has raised doubts about the IT hub's security situation as the manhunt for the perpetrators of the suspected terror attack on the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) campus has been intensified. A high-level meeting will be conducted Thursday to take stock of the security situation.

Wednesday evening's daring strike has unnerved the city which has earned the reputation of being the country's technology hub housing some of the top software firms, which have now been asked to tighten security.”

-The Times Of India

‘The victim was an Emeritus Professor of Mathematics who had won several laurels for
his work on the subject. He was in Bangalore to attend an international seminar on 'Operational Research'.

"He used to go to Bangalore every year to attend the seminar. When this incident happened there was a girl standing in front of him and he had seen the attacker. He pushed the girl down and shouted that there has been an attack. The girl escaped unhurt while the bullet hit him," said Vikas Kumar, Professor's son-in-law.

The brother of the deceased also mourned the great loss."I remember my childhood when my brother used to take care of me like a guardian. He used to take great interest in my studies. It's all coming back to me now," said Y C Puri, brother.’


I'm just so shocked at the incident. It happened yeserday at 7 pm.The whole thing shook us...I know no place is safe now...but its never been more blatant..and somehow B'lore didnt fit into the bracket of being a target.
I felt so vulnerbale..and to some extent still do... Its really sad the way they shot randomly. It seems they didnt aim at any one in particular...On tv MC Puri's neighbour said "I hope whoever did this finds peace and doesnt attack innocent people...its a henious crime especially when he was such a decent and disciplined man..."
Its true..I hope they find peace too...or else this will never end.

I'm also extremely disappointed and ashamed of the police and the government .Man they got 3 alerts!!!!! sheesh!

sigh...hope MC Puri's family has courage and peace to cope with such a shocking and tragic incident.

Monday, December 26, 2005


I was introduced to Bic-runga by my friend a few months back. She has an awesome voice and fell in love with it, the minute I heard it. Her voice just flows from the speakers into my ears like sweet nectar!Whether I'm high, medium(blah mood) or low...I can listen to these songs anytime!:)

Cruel Intensions Soundtrack

Between an overload of information
And a striving for a pure dedication
I Find myself looking for the exit sign
See your pretty face in the sunshine
In the morning after staying up all night
I Want to wake you just to hear you
Tell me it's alright
And all I want to be is too much
Sometimes for me

Good morning baby
I hope I'm gonna make it through another day
Good morning baby
I hope I'm gonna make it through another day

See the stars and all the planets
Fly the great wide world and have it all
Yeah better get a ticket better get in line
I'm praying now for beautiful weather
Take a car and drive forever but I'm
Only ever sitting at the traffic light
And all the world to see is too much
Sometimes for me

Good morning baby
I hope I'm gonna make it through another day
Good morning baby
I hope we're gonna make it through another day (x2)

(And when you rise) And when you rise you'll find me here
(Open your eyes) And see myself reflected there
(And for awhile) A little room becomes an everywhere


From here to there to everywhere
And back to Union Square
Where do I get some sleep?
Anywhere the sleep dust lies
It decorates your eyes
Where do I get some sleep?

Stranded in June
Whistling the same old tune
But I do believe I might be having fun
I believe I might be having fun
Impeccably dressed in your second hand vest
We were waiting for the taxi to come

Putting on my daytime eyes
A good enough disguise
Until I get some sleep
Reading out the horoscopes
And using up our jokes
When do we get to sleep?

Stand on the moon
Find the light of my living room
Yes I do believe I might be having fun
I believe I might be having fun
Tune into the station
Make a dedication
This is going out to everyone
This is going out to everyone
This is going out to everyone
Something in the phrasing was quietly amazing
We were waiting for the chorus to come
This is going out to everyone
This is going out to everyone

From here to there to everywhere
And back to union square
Where do I get some sleep?
Anywhere the sleep dust lies
It decorates your eyes
When do I get some sleep?

Stranded in June
Whistling the same old tune
Yes I do believe I might be having fun
I believe I might be having fun
Tune into the station
Make a dedication
This is going out to everyone
This is going out to everyone
This is going out to everyone
This is going out to everyone
Going out to everyone
This is going out to everyone


Friday, December 23, 2005

Beauty tip

I came across this article on ubersexuals in The Week.

But I think this applies to everyone...not only ubesexuals!:)

"Looking good is a symptom of fundamental insecurity. You use your exterior facade only to hide some flaws."


Thursday, December 22, 2005

"Put your heads on my shoulder"

I'm just relaxing at home...and was listening to this song...the lyrics are so cute:) it was originally sung by Paul Anka...however I was listening to the Good Charlotte version.

Put your heads on my shoulder
hold me in yours arms, baby
squeeze me oh so tight and show me
that you love me too

Put your lips next to mine dear,
wont you kiss me once so baby,
just to kiss goodnight and maybe
you and i will fall in love

People say
that love is a game
a game, you just cant win
if theres a way i'll find it someday
and then this fool will rush in

Put your heads on my shoulder
whisper in my ear baby
words i wanna hear, tell me
tell me that you love me too

Put your heads on my shoulder
whisper in my ear baby
words i wanna hear please, baby
put your heads on my shoulder

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Selfless endeavors

Today seemed liked just another day. I was late for class as usual..hehe -but the lecturer came in 5 mins before its cool;) We had just one hour of college! Yeh! I’m free the whole day…or that’s what I thought!

Its that time of the year where the new student body is elected.So students who want to be part of the Union can campaign- put up posters, go to each class and give a lil speech, and say “blah blah blah and basically…and blah….so..PLEASE vote for me!”
A friend of mine is standing for Cultural secretary and she forced me to go along with her to every class!

Now that’s not me..nope..I’m actually quite selfish. I stay so far from college..that going back home and just relaxing is a treat,i.e.whenever classes are cancelled!

But today I was dumbstruck when she said “Elections are once a year!!” Hm…damn it..ur right. “N what’ll u do at home anyway??” Hm… (laugh) “I’ll watch a movie!” hehe…so I trudged the steps and stood outside the classes for her..she called it ‘moral support’ (grin). Lotsa students were campaigning together.
Yeah…it was moral support..but I felt selfless…and it’s a memory that’s tucked in my brain automatically…a memory that’ll make me grin and…so I did that!?!haha
Yep I listened to the same speech around 10-15 times and in some classes they asked her to dance …cause she said she’s a dancer..was funny and gutsy! :)

So it was just another day…and I had absolutely nothing to do!Except for my law class at 4:30 in the evening. So I had to hang around till then! But wait today I did another selfless deed..wonder why?

There’s a Christmas tree competition. All classes can take part…but my class had no! I met this other girl whose my friend’s friend..and we don’t know each other at all..just smile at one another when in same company.
So I’m sitting around (legs hurting from going all over campus..-campaigning) and this ‘new gal’ asks me… “You wanna help?” – they were decorating their tree.. “Sure…” ( they were putting up names of their classmates among the other decorations…how tough is that!)
“Are u creative?”..and she started digging into her bag… “Hehehe…uh..yeah..” thinking..oh no what’s coming my way??!
“Good! Can u make this poster for me?” Oh..whew! I love its cool..and it was relaxing!
So I made this funky poster- Like the Branches of this Tree- We are all different yet One.

She suggested the line..:) I’m not like this..and I still don’t know why I did that poster. I don’t even know if I’ll hang out with them again..but just did it and felt strangely happy! it the spirit of the season just having nothing to do…or just another non-bad mood day!? ;p

Friday, December 16, 2005

Down Memory Lane.......

Got tagged by Rams

10 years ago…

Aah…life was innocent and fun and games- played ‘elastic’, dodgeball
Travelled in a big yellow school bus…it was sooo much fun!

It was that year (4th std) I had seen (and will most probably never see again) the skeleton of a dead bat…yep its gross but the image is still vivid! White and dry…lying on the floor outside a classroom. My school is celbrating 125 years this year ;)

Actually we did a lot of weird things…apart from finding dead bats…um..we called spirits using a coin! Queen Elizabeth was a favorite. It seemed to! My best friend (back then she was a good fren..but we used to fight and stuff) acted like she was possessed by a spirit and ran around the campus…it was so funny..I knew she was acting. But other kids were following her..hehe..weird how u cant forget somethings.. I can still picture her running with her hands spread out..haha..we still laugh about it!

10 years ago I learnt the meaning of the finger bet the index and ring finger.

5 years back….

Basketball was everything! I played it regularly and religiously and my whole batch was into it. I was a good shooter. I still am- tho need warm ups..hehe

9th std…um…my first spin the bottle game heheeee…god!

Started writing poetry and generally ‘figuring out life’…something that has stuck with me still?! Doesn’t look like its leaving soon..

Last year…

Oh man! Was awesome! Joined a superb course..loved it! And still do! Wrote a very interesting entrance exam for it…

Watched brilliant films…we had this movie marathon in college. Amazing films and we learnt film appreciation- director’s take on the movie, genre, use of colors..blah!

One disgusting and disturbing film- Rosemary’s baby (yuck)

Learned about love, life and friendship..seems like u can never stop learning.


Checked out this cute basketball player in college…we had intercollege matches going on…cheered for my college too!

Gossipped with a fren..on the ‘latest news’ hehe…

Drove my dad to my sis’ school…

Cribbed about life..and was pissed off for some reason…my usual mood swings!

5 yummy things…

Ooh..this one’s tough being a foodie..
Tandoori food…
Pasta, pizzas…and cheesy stuff (i.e. containing CEESE)
Chocolates and corner house ice- creams
Mangy food..and some south Indian delicacies
Gulab jamoon :) peaches, strawberries and cream

5 things I know by heart…

Phone no.s
Birthdays of special people
Way to my best friends’ houses
Way to my house ;p
Way to my school;)

5 things I’d do if I had lots a money…

Oh goodie..lots..where to start!??
GET A DOG! AND MANY IF POSSIBLE! Sigh..not allowed to have one:(
Labrador is one o my fav!
Get a fancy car
Hit expensive restaurants
Take family and friends on a…maybe separately is a better idea ;p
Flaunt ?!!>.heheh

5 places I escape to…

My loo
My bed, my room
My lalala land
My best friend’s/ friends house
Sometimes college..yuck..but it helps distract me!

5 things I’d never wear…

Hm..interesting…ok..lets see..

Fluorescent colours of yellow, green, orange…etc -actually all colours!
Moulin rouge attire!
Pink hat
Golden pants
Um…fig leaves????!!!

5 fav tv shows…

I love Star world!

One tree hill
Everybody loves Raymond
Life as we know it
The Apprentice

5 things I enjoy doing….

Surfing the net..checking mail,blogging..etc
Listening to music
Being extra successful in my lala land;p
Hanging out with my pals

Honestly I’ve not blogged for too here are a few I’d like to tag..tho most of my frens have already been tagged. I've tagged these guys cause they write really well!:)
Squirm , Vishwa, Ashes , Bhanu

Sunday, December 11, 2005


The other day I cooked. I made stew with my granddad!:) It was so much fun…especially cause I haven’t cooked in such a long time!! I took pictures too-something I did on impulse as the ingredients looked so colorful and natural:)

I had gone out the whole day and when I came back home…my mom asked me to help my granddad cook stew. At first I was reluctant cause of my blah mood and I was tired but agreed anyway.

Cutting the veggies

So I started with the carrots,then the potatoes,and chopped celery..yeah chopped leaves! It looks so easy when people do it..but I looked at the leaves and thought ‘How the hell do u chop leaves!?’: Being a perfectionist this thought occurred to me.I had to get them right and equal..then I said screw just has to be without any aim,just chopped!

Onto the stove

Putting in most of the veggies into crackling oil I began stirring. So I stirred..and it took forever!!
I took this pic before the cabbage,carrots and potatoes went in.

I had lots of fun! :)

The end results – satisfaction and felt good about the whole thing,spending quality time with granddad, didn’t laze around and a healthy dinner for all!

Monday, December 05, 2005


Too far inside, deepening anxiety,
Prone to explode. But when?

Vortex created;destroying slowly.

Time will tell the unfathomable prediction.

Unthinkable, but true.
It’ll get you, but
right now your unreachable.

Even you can’t handle you.

Friday, December 02, 2005

Things I've Realised ( I )

  • Follow your heart and you wont regret it
  • The first answer that comes to you, is the right one (esp with multiple choice)
  • I’m smart at first then suck when in too deep!
  • Insecure people lie.
  • Facades are used by everyone;it depends which one we use and why
  • I hate snobs,well actually laugh at them, HAHA
  • Someone who calls u a loser,is actually a loser
  • Generosity should come naturally
  • At times people allow themselves to be used,but then u get this sick feeling in your stomach,and u feel obliged. So don’t use!
  • Jokes aren’t funny when your poking fun at someone’s deep secret or a weakness, i.e. when someone spills their gutts to you and u use it as thing to laugh about.Its happened to me..n I felt sick at first. But then I realised that they’re just chicken to talk about it and admit that they’ve been there too
  • Teasing is cute but not like the aforesaid
  • Love is beautiful but crazy cause u cant control it when u have to
  • Be answerable to yourself; no point feeling guilty
  • People who love talking about themselves and their achievements (everytime u meet them *rolling eyes*), are actually convincing themselves how great they are!

Thursday, December 01, 2005

For World AIDS Day

Today I saw 2 films on AIDS.
One was like a documentary but covered a lot of things in terms of cinematography. I don’t know the name as I started seeing it half way and VH1 didn’t have any commercials! What I really liked about the film was that it connected people from different places..told the story of different people..who were connected with the same disease,and at one point in their lives had met each other.

The next one was My Brother Nikhil (Victor Bannerjea,Sanjay Suri and Juhi Chawala).
I must say it really touched me,especially their performance with the songs and background music.A very well made film. It was really well put…the way people treat u if you’re infected. The movie really put u in Nikhil’s shoes…what if I was Nikhil.

N another message which was so true- It doesn’t matter how you got AIDS, what matters is how you react to it!

I wouldn’t have really felt the message if I hadn’t seen the pain society caused Nik. and his sis..even his friend..twas really deep. He stood alone..and and they fought for him. Even his parents didn’t help! That was really sick..and scary.

I know its pretty depressing to read stuff like this…but its world AIDS day and since I saw the 2 films..wanted to blog about it!