Saturday, June 25, 2011

The Memory's Storms

I was going through my family's old photo albums and I came across a snap that was taken in a studio a very long time ago. The snap showed my mom looking beautiful as ever, holding my hand. I could have been four or five year old easily. What stuck me in the photo was the innocence in my eyes. Of course, it is the same eyes as I have today but not the innocence unfortunately. I have attached the pic to convince you what exactly I am talking about.

Yeah I know I look cute, adorable, sweet and innocent.!!

This was the time when I knew no grief, no jealously, no selfishness, no pain but the occasional knee or elbow scratch, no tears except by the occasional whack on the bum by mom and dad. This was the time when I thought there are people inside the TV and they can be mine forever if I break the TV.!

That was the time when I used to walk in my mom's sandals, trip over, hurt my knee but still do it again when mom's not around. It was when I used all my aunt's make up, applied her lipstick all over my face and knew not a worry in the world. 

Yes, I do know that growing up is an inevitable part of life but as it seems, losing innocence is too a part of it. If having to grow up bring us immense pain, heart breaking tears, unyielding decisions, burying emotions then I wish I had not grown up. 

But as we all know, time waits for none and at this time all I can do is think about that time and those and rejoice the moments for I know I am not going to get back that innocence.

P.S: I am not a sadist but just a girl recalling her childhood and this is not meant to be a sad post but a sweet memory down the lane.

Thursday, June 09, 2011

The Nothing of the End

It seems like ages I blogged. Life seem busier everyday!! (Gosh, I sound old!). Honestly, I was bit busy with the semester ending and with my MBA exams among other things. 

It is strange how everyday life doesn't seem to change but when you look back it has. There are couple of major changes happening in my life and that's keeping me on my toes. Apart from that, I've not read a new book in the last two weeks, which I think is not a good sign but I have a huge list of books to buy and it is indeed my lazyassness stopping me from buying them.!

Now there's some good news as well (thank god for small things). I am watching quite a lot of sitcoms and movies and enjoying every bit of it. To name a few; 

The other not so good news is that I'm on leave till August 1st as the new semester starts only then. I know you must think it is a fantastic news but for me it is not. May be it is because I love my job and enjoy every minute of it. But I guess the vacation will give me ample time to update my neglected blog. :)

That is all is there for now. Hope to get back in gear soon.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Living in the hills

I am at my college, in Thandavpur, 18 kms from Mysore, Karnataka. Forget about the social activities like cinemas, theaters, malls, parks, fountains or shopping centers, there is no power supply for at least 6 hours per day, every day. But then yeah, its green, I get to eat healthy food and I have peace of mind. And, right now I am glued to a state of the art computer with an unlimited wi-fi connection (Courtesy to my college's growing infrastructure) writing this post (You must think I’m jobless. I actually am!). As it is said, everything has its own advantages and disadvantages.

Now for those who don't know, I am a lecturer in this college. Have been teaching Computer Science for B.Sc horticulture students since the beginning of the year and I love my job.

To tell you something about my students, there's no cool group or a in-crowd. They are a bunch of 30 students, trying to blend themselves in the small crowd. I have students from across the country, Bihar, Chandigarh, Kerala, Bangalore, Dharwad, to name a few. They form a mixture of suburb and rural lives surviving in a village unknown to them. I can understand how difficult it must be for my students to adapt to a totally new environment. I consider myself blessed not to have endured a life away from family over a long period.

Teaching Computer Science to them was almost fun. Almost because not many of them have had knowledge about computers before, this made my job difficult to certain extent. For them, it was an object they were, if I could say, afraid of. They perceived computers as something vulnerable and breakable. It did take some time for them to come out of the shell. At one point I had to unplug the computer just to show them computers do not bite! It was hilarious actually. Now as I am almost done with the semester, they are much better at computers and masters at Facebook!!

I still have no idea how good a teacher I am. I guess it is too early to decide on that but what I do know for certain is I love teaching and this is one profession I consider not to be monotonous (Considering, having tried 3 other professions). But, never know, I might start looking at horizons to spread my wings. But for now, it is teaching and I AM LOVING IT!!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Christening my blog

I did it. At some point it seemed impossible, at many times it felt needless but at the end it felt completely necessary. Finally, I decided to have my blog.

Now that you've decided read my first post, I want to tell you how hard it was for me to get here. The first and the foremost thing on my mind when I decided to write a blog was a blog name. Little did I know that it would not be easy as it sounds. I wanted my blog name to be funny, catchy, lively, superb, dynamic, mind blowing, witty and all other adjectives that I'm not able to recall now but what I can certainly recall is spending hours at night on internet to find a name for my blog. I had read somewhere that 99.9% blogs that have the word "blog" in their blog name generates maximum traffic and therefore readers. So I decided that my blog must have the word "blog".

Finding the remaining string of words did not prove to be an easy task. At one point I considered naming it "I am blogging", "My blog", "Blogger blogging", "Just blogging", "Blog blog blog" ( I know, I know, I hear you. They are lame) but I had not many choice as I wanted the word "blog" and wanted it to sound funny as well (None of the above mentioned names are funny though). This is my first post and I'm sure you are humble enough to see past my mistakes. Well, coming back to the blog name. After during a thorough research on the internet for about 3 hours, I decided to name my blog "No brains blogging". No brains because this blog is created for no ulterior purpose or motive. "No brains blogging" will be about anything and everything, no definite theme, no genre, no labels, no stigma attached to it. I hope you appreciate it.

Thanks for the read. Cheers!!