October 20, 2006

Sparkle! Glitter! Burst! Gleam!

Happy Deepavali!!!


May the festival of lights bring to you loads of happiness and sparkle!

October 19, 2006

OH MY BABY!!! :)

A little baby was born this day two years ago… a dimpled, cute baby grinning a toothless grin and stretching its wee arms to embrace the big beautiful world.

She had her own reservations, her own illusions about this strange new place she had suddenly beheld…It was a fascinating place, alright but strange people visited her telling her stranger stuff- sometimes saccharine sweet, sometimes brutally bitter! She bore them all with an innocent expression and kept learning from her li'l falls and stutterings that all is not easy in the beginning!

Now she's older- 2 whole years… my my… that's pretty decent an age… how grown-up! She still has her failings and misfortunes; but she also has her victories and elations and she's now wise enough to take them with equanimity!

Here's wishing her a 'Bright bubbly beautiful dreamy birthday'!!!

My dear dear 'Dreaming On…', you've been to me what none else on earth could be- unfailing, trustable and absolutely lovely!

Thank you for bearing all my rants and raves all the while and I must say… you're going to have to bear it for quite a lot more time from now!


Here's to me and my darling blog…



October 15, 2006


The sky was velvettey violet early morn,

It turned a misty yellow at dawn.

In the afternoon it was blazing copper and gold.

At dusk, I saw a variety of hues unfold…

Photo courtesy: Flickr

October 07, 2006


At 2 in the morning, when the world is snugly snoring under their blankets, architecture students like us would just have begun our designs! On one such occasion that fell day before, when yours truly had to start from scratch her nursing home design for an external review the next day, she had what could be described best by the post that follows…

It was one of the longest days in my life( excluding the last day of my North India tour at Ahmedabad when about ten of us stayed up for a straight 24 hours and the last semester design crit on a Students' Convention centre and the Study of the village of Vilivalam, Kancheepuram District (critical examination by University officials)). I had bunked college as I had not done even a little work on my design due to the fact that my kattaveral swathed in bandages was not letting me use my drawing board(sadly I should have bought a drawing table!).

From 9 in the morning I began to study the problem and piled up magazines, reference books, dictionary (I can't do without it! Its just essential… I'll suddenly find some need for it!! :D ), water, Wrigleys' Double mint(wow!), pens, markers, paper, butter sheets, A2 sheets, T-Scale, set squares and all other stuff around me. The room was a total mess! :D Not that it's anything else EVER! Being a strong believer of having a 'method in my madness', I believe in jumble-tumble! :D

Poring over my books with some of the loveliest songs playing on my stupid dumb CD player, the work I began at 9 did not end till 4:30 the next morning! It was really BACK-BREAKING!!! :(

At 10, I switched off my CD player and put on my radio. With a zillion new FM stations like Big FM, Radio City, etc, one or the other station always plays music. So you kind of escape the talking bit (which I can't bear generally, unless it's Radio Mirchi RJs! And then, Kadhal Doctor Shiva is an exception! I dunno why but he kind of irritates me! ). From 1 till 4:#0 in the morning, I listened to the most amazing music! Sooooo many nice songs… so many of my favourites played in continuity… I fell in love with music all over again! :) (but yeah writing and Dance still rule over music in my list! :) )

Music maddens me.. Takes me on a high… really! And warms the cockles of my heart! I was totally transported to a different plane at those unearthly hours listening to those FM stations dishing out mellifluous music!

Imagine at exactly 12, when the new day was just about to arise from the embers of the night, 'New York Nagaram' played! Wow…. I wanted to scream in delight! That 'hmmm…hmmm…" beginning sent a ripple of joy through my heart!!! :D

He he… I'm grinning like an idiot at the reminiscences of that second! It was BEAUTIFUL!!!!! :D Really… stepping into a new day with Rahman's music is like… sheer ecstasy! (Note: As I write this, 'Khalbali' plays on my comp! A.R.Rahman rocks!!! :D )

The best part is that I need music to inspire me to do design! And my design rocked! The external loved my approach to the design and concept! (There goes modesty into thin air! :D) Actually I think it’s the fact that I was totally happy that day that made me come up with such a good design! First, my friend had surprised me by calling me. I was thrilled! Then I had surprised another friend by calling and we had a great conversation going, My toe was normal and I was slightly dancing listening to the music( Actually all through the night with my ears plugged to the radio, I was swaying and doing my design and also singing. He he he… *giggle*) God… this is such a foolish post! ('Khoon chala' playing… God I'm elated!!) I dunno… I'm slightly high on life! Totally rocking life… everything back on song…(and my comp pplaying my most favourite song in RDB… 'Khoon Chala'…… )

I feel drunk in bliss!

I'm blithe!!! (Wish it were Blythe! ;) he he… )

Tra la la la laaaaaaaaaaa!!!


*bear with this nonsensical post. Happiness makes me giddy!!! ;) *

* PS: Dryad Songs…(my poetry blog) dryadsongs.blogspot.com updated….(Lukka Chuppi… :D on now… )



Let’s walk through the woods my dear friend,

Dwelling in beauty-wild and grand.

Let’s listen to the chirp, the rustle, the croak,

Nature is whispering tales to us both.

Isn’t that the loveliest rose that bloomed?

Bejewelled with grandeur, in pink crowned.

Oh! Let’s dance to the nightingale’s song,

You and I-merrily along.

The wild florid expanse breathes fragrance,

Filling our paths with its enchanting presence.

Let’s gather those flowers prettily dimpled,

And like little dryads play in the woods.

Let’s dream we dwelled in those treetops,

Where airy breeze and fairies flock.

Oh! My dear friend-do come along,

Let’s walk through the woods singing a song.

October 03, 2006


To my dearest Pisa...

Wish you a very very happy happy birthday...

I may not have told you how much you mean to me or what a great girl you are... but now I'm telling you- You've been one helluva friend always around to share that giggle or to stop the tear- be it all the way from Singapore thru dear msngr or Ahmedabad on that one-off meeting there(wow! :D weren't we lucky?) or good ol' Chennai in your house or mine or sitting in your garden!

Anywhere, anytime... you've always been there for me...

Here's wishing you, dear dear Vani...


May all your dreams come true! Have a fabulous day!


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Maira Gall