Monday, July 6, 2015

Crazy about ghosts

This is a repost of my original post in "The humor element"

We all are people of varied craziness and talents, though the ratio in variation is sometimes huge! Now it might sound a bit confusing, but then confusing someone over nothing is a talent too! With all the crazy things I can imagine of, I the first thing that came to my mind was to try writing something about ghosts.

I have seen a lot of horror flicks, and found most of them a lot comic and less horror, but one thing I always wondered was that what would I do if I am in any of such situations, which I primarily find funny. For instance, if I am walking down the street and I see a figure (may or may not be a ghost) wearing white clothes and having a candle in hand. Well I would not try to find out who that is and just run as fast as I can! And if the curiosity factor forces you to just try your luck, then first call up 911, have a good gathering of guests before you try to unravel the great mystery. Another one that I find somewhat funny is the work of a tooth fairy (which turns into a witch). She likes collecting teeth of children. What a disgusting hobby I must say. But if she ever came near me, I would rather give her ticket to the next WWF event, so that she can get as many and as big teeth she wants. But she would have to be careful while collecting them as she herself can get hurt. I do not believe these WWF players.

And jokes apart, if someday, a ghost even tried disturbing my sleep by singing right in the middle of night, I swear I will go and tell that to shut up! I mean it is not always a good idea to stop someone from singing, specially a ghost, but what if he/she is singing right below your window? Being a ghost does not mean you have the right to disturb sleep. That too of a grad student!!

An introduction - by a dear friend

Unknown Charumani:
The name is a smaller mystery when compared to the actual person. Instances of her fleeting appearances can be noticed in writings of Jane Austen, Lewis Carroll and Saki. She has edited some notable books like ‘Cross Connection’ and a collection of short stories by G. O. Nectar.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Snowy Ramblings

As fall swiftly passes by
leaving the remnants of colored leaves,
Welcoming the winters as it goes
Distances seem more distant
Trees stand more proud
With their shadows on white snow,
Everything is increased in contrast
Barren trees, fewer leaves, clearer skies
Empty hearts, frozen hopes - Snow everywhere
On long roads, loneliness creeps..
And finds me there, I am where !

Sunday, November 9, 2008


Just remembered the song by Shri Rabindra Nath Tagore - "ekla chalo ekla chalo ekla chalo re"
means walk alone, independent. Probably this is the best thing to do but we usually fail to understand it properly, and try to rely on some kind of attachment, an anchor..holding on to it so hard that we fail to realise that we can be our own anchor.

You strength lies in yourself, and so does everyone else’s.

Friday, June 20, 2008

If you know how it is, and you know how it feels
If you know how it hurts, then you know how it heals!!

Monday, June 16, 2008

And Yes!! Finally I sky Dived!!

After a long wait and gathering enough courage, we all geared up for Sky Diving! One adventure sport I always wanted to do. And it equally paid off my excitement and the risk involved! Believe me, it is one of the most amazing experiences one can have. My wish of flying nearly got fulfilled!!
We started with a plane ride of about 20 minutes to reach a height of 10000 feet. First I was monitoring the ground ..and soon I was going over the clouds. A little wait to reach the proper height of the jump and I could feel my heart thumping harder. And then the plane door opened, I peeked down and I could not imagine myself to jump from there! But before I could get more scared, I was already out into the sky!! I fell freely until we crossed the clouds, and then I could see some green spots far down. I was smiling, but my facial muscles were stretched fully! It was amazing feeling! After some 30 secs the parachute opened and my 120 mph acceleration was gone. It was at that point that I started appreciating the beautiful view from above the grounds. My trainer did a few spins to increase the fun (and my heart beat too!!). Soon we were descending fast and I glided smoothly on the ground. No injury.. no pain.. great fun! That was my experience with sky diving!!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Totally Random !

Never there but always around playing a game of suspense
Adequately inaudible but loud enough such is the sound of silence!
It speaks more than any words can ever
Weighs the thoughts, gives form to emotions
Always implying and telling you this-
No matter what comes your way it tels you to move on
Never limit your imagination, as you don’t know what all you can reach
So look at the stars and treasure your dreams
and keep striving with the belief that you can reach the sky.