Thursday, 25 March 2010

People watching

I like to watch people. Women, more particularly. (No don't worry, I'm straight).  I like to watch how they dress, because it talks a lot about their mentality, their psyche. I find it immensely pleasing to look at someone I would call stylish or well dressed. The reason women are so interesting to watch is because of their unbounded creativity when it comes to dressing. It doesn't mean men aren't well dressed, but its just that they're boring to watch. Men can't be too creative without being branded 'gay'. Poor guys. :P

So I never get bored in a place full of people when I don't know anyone, or even on the street for that matter.
Its very nice to see how people can look nice in the simplest of clothes, but accentuated properly. Or even vice-versa : it takes a lot to carry off very fancy clothes and I admire people who do it without looking too overdone.
For example, I went to an annaprashan today. There was a girl with short hair, wearing a very simple silk blue and silver striped half sleeved kurti with an orange patiala. She wore a chunky necklace with it and mojris. That's an example of understated style that really stands out. And of course, there were the saris. I have a weakness for white-and-gold and off-white colours because they look simple but very elegant.
And then I watch out for little details that make it all complete. A simple pink-and-white cotton salwar, with a cute white hairband. Light blue jeans and a white top with minimalist designing and toenails with light blue and lime green nailpolish. I believe dressing is an art.

Another thing I realized is that our ancestors were brainy when it came to dressing. If you notice, the way people dress in a region is dictated largely by the climate. People wear what's most comfortable in the weather. Like in Calcutta its crazy hot, and people would rather die than admit it but jeans are just awful for this sort of climate. So maybe its time to realize that there was a logic in wearing Indian clothes. Because salwar kameez are made of much lighter material, and you're also optimally covered to avoid getting burnt by the sun they are much more comfortable. Technically saris and dhotis(for the men) give you ample 'breathing space', suited to the heat. In the northeast, its cold so people wear these thick skirts. Rajasthan is a desert and its very very hot and dry, so they wear free flowing lehengas, cholis or blouses and use their dupattas to protect their heads from the heat and the dust storms.
Thick rough materials like denim and linen were originally worn in colder places. So it doesn't really make much sense wearing them when the sun is causing us to melt. But we love our jeans and can't do without them anymore because we've become so used to wearing them and they're very hardy and practical. And yes, they look great. But I'll probably wear less of them this summer. Lycra leggings, harems, skirts and patialas are the best. :)

Stay Stylish!
Apologies to the guys, most of whom would've found this immensely boring. :P

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

The silent traveller

Open your eyes
Look around, look outside
Give wings to your thoughts and let them fly around you
Growing, till you know its time to let them stretch their wings and fly free.

Step out of the dark room that's been your home
Walk through the world
The expansive open grasslands
The busy city streets and their stoic ways
The buzz of noise
The comforting unfamiliarity
Narrow by-lanes,
The peaceful anonymity
Colourful cobbled streets that twist and turn
Leading you along

Lose yourself in the whirl of colour and sound
Let your mind break free
Listen to your footsteps as you walk
One step at a time,
soaking in the myraid scents of the air you breathe

Find where you've hidden yourself
Savour the silence within you
Relish the solitude the world gifts you
Your own little corner, the space that is yours.

Unlock your mind, let it glimpse the rainbow
You're free to fly and watch the world below.

Monday, 15 March 2010


My head feels like its just going to explode. After a full day at college (including a horrible double physics) I got back home and I've been doing PHYSICS assignment and PHYSICS lab file and more PHYSICS lab file for the past 3 and a half hours so in other words, I am going mad.
No wonder the physics department people are mad. I mean, wouldn't anyone go mad if they had to work on physics the whole day? But they like that I suppose.
I heard a nice new japanese song(well I don't really know if its chinese or japanese or korean, but lets assume its japanese anyway :P ). Its called Fushugi Yugi. :P
Also, realization is gradually dawning that midsems are nearby and that there is a certain subject called mathematics which I don't know a dot about yet so chances of passing look quite bleak unless I do something about it.
I might just explode one of these days!

Sunday, 7 March 2010

I've finally started studying physical chemistry a wee little bit since sem started. Catalysis isn't too bad, thermodynamics is getting messier by the day and I don't know about real gases yet.
I'm starting with sitar again. I went to my first class today. I first need to work on perfecting my bolkari(stroke techniques) and fingering to regain flexibility.
I finally made cold coffee at home for the first time and it was pretty good, but I'll improvise on it. :D
And I absolutely love my new electric blue nailpolish. Bright colours make me feel good. :)

Current Playlist:
[Most from the Twilight soundtrack.]
Decode - Paramore
I Caught Myself - Paramore
Supermassive Black Hole - Muse
15 Steps - Radiohead
Its Not Over - Chris Daughtry.

Saturday, 6 March 2010

"Its not over.."

"It's Not Over"

I was blown away.
What could I say?
It all seemed to make sense.
You've taken away everything,
And I can't deal with that.
I try to see the good in life,
But good things in life are hard to find.
We'll blow it away, blow it away.
Can we make this something good?
Well, I'll try to do it right this time around.

Let's start over.
I'll try to do it right this time around.
It's not over.
'Cause a part of me is dead and in the ground.
This love is killing me,
But you're the only one.
It's not over.

Taken all I could take,
And I cannot wait.
We're wasting too much time
Being strong, holding on.
Can't let it bring us down.
My life with you means everything,
So I won't give up that easily.
I'll blow it away, blow it away.
Can we make this something good?
'Cause it's all misunderstood.
Well, I'll try to do it right this time around.

Let's start over.
I'll try to do it right this time around.
It's not over.
'Cause a part of me is dead and in the ground.
This love is killing me,
But you're the only one.
It's not over.

We can't let this get away.
Let it out, let it out.
Don't get caught up in yourself.
Let it out.

Let's start over.
I'll try to do it right this time around.
It's not over.
'Cause a part of me is dead and in the ground.
This love is killing me,
But you're the only one.
It's not over.

Let's start over.
It's not over, yeah...
This love is killing me,
But you're the only one.
It's not over. 

[Song by Chris Daughtry]

Thursday, 4 March 2010

I haven't slept in a while. I'm scared. I'm trying be alive. I'm trying to do what's best for me. I'm trying to accept that imperfection is a law of the universe and its natural for things to go wrong here and there.
I'm trying to stay sane and not lose myself. I'm trying to iron out the messy bits. I'm hoping like I've never hoped before, that someday everything will be okay. 
Okay. Twilight is getting to me. I'm downloading the soundtrack, I love it.
Bella's Lullaby is beautiful.
I'm going so raving mad with the analytical lab file, its beyond limits of frustration.
So its nice to listen to some new music.

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Twilight and Daylight.

I finally watched Twilight. To be truthful, its a pretty average movie. Its dark, depressing and haunting and I was stuck in this weird depressive hangover for a whole day after watching it and that's never happened to me before. Its not a happy movie, it won't really make you smile. There are some beautiful scenes, but they don't really feel beautiful. There's this cold apprehension all the time. One of the scenes I loved was the part where Edward plays the piano with Bella sitting next to him.

And yes, Edward Cullen is so crazy hot.

The soundtrack has Leave Out All The Rest by Linkin Park. Its uncanny how it goes in so well with the context of the movie. And I actually listened to the words properly for once.

Anyway I won't be watching Twilight for a while. I'm not much of a movie person anyway.
I'll watch New Moon though.