End of Another Decade

As the year 2009 is about to end, I’m thinking it’s not just another year, it’s a decade coming to an end. Just made me think what have I done in this decade?
To sum up the decade, here is the list of things that happened to me in the decade about to end:
2000 -Graduated from Unversity of Calcutta, BSC in Botany.
2001 – My elder brother got his job. Very good news but then he had to move away from us.  😦
2002 – Completed my post-grad, topped my department.
2003 – Registerd for my Ph. D.
2004 – Got my first job as SEO trainee. Got the taste of SEO as link developer for 3SmartCubes.com. Created record by being first girl from my family to actually work.
2005 – Promoted to post of SEO Analyst. Dropped my Ph. D plans. 😦 It seemed to be going nowhere!
2006 – Life is full of suprises!!! Made a friend out of the blue, and he became my bestest friend. 31st march is a red letter day in my calendar! Started my blog.
2007 – Confessed my love for my sweetheart! The most unforgettable year of my life till date!
Passed my Diplome Superieur (French).
2008 – Last saw my sweetheart.
2009 – A very eventful year!!! My younger brother went abroad. My elder brother got married. Lost too many near and dear ones! The losses were accompanied with new members joining the family as spouses of cousins. But overall for me it’s been the Worst year of the decade. It’s been a very lonely and long year! And THE WAIT doesn’t seem to end!  😦
In the last ten years my life has changed a lot and that goes the same for me too!! I have drastically changed from a timid soft-spoken girl to a bold and confident woman! I hope I have changed for the better.
As the new year and decade starts, I just wish my dreams and wishes come true.
Hoping for a great Decade ahead of me!

Wish you all a Very Happy And Prosperous New year!

My Favorite Chrome Extensions

Just as you can with Firefox,  you can now power up Chrome by installing add-ons that improve the functionality of the app and boost your productivity. The best thing is that it is so very easy to do, not even requiring a restart to add, deactivate or uninstall new extensions. Best of all, they don’t seem to impact the performance of Chrome. Sorry FF,  I changed my loyalty.

My fave 5 are:
1. Chromed Bird – best twitter extension for Chrome. It’s fast, light and relatively powerful. You can access home, mentions and direct messages. Plus it give you flexibility to reply, retweet and direct message users.
2. Google Mail Checker Plus – Earlier I was using Google Mail Checker, but with plus version available, this is a hot fave. You can preview, delete, archive or spam your unread mail without going into your inbox. You need a bit of work in the options to get going. But at least now I can have one tab less on my browser. 🙂
3. Chrome Muse – simple, effective and lets you use a dozen URL shortening services – bit.ly, tinyurl, goo.gl. Only drawback – no Twitter integration. For that you can use Goo.gl. It lets you shorten the links that can be shared with your friends on Twitter and other places.
4. Adthwart – this extension blocks unwanted ads.  Simple and it’s very easy to switch the ads on and off.
5. Facebook for Google Chrome – lets you read your Facebook news feed and wall. You can also update your status by clicking on your profile picture.

As I was completing this post, I discovered one great extension, so this list now becomes my Top 6 Chrome Extensions:
6. Google Quick Scroll – While doing a Google Search, when you navigate to a site, a clickable popup at the bottom of the screen shows you how many times the searched keyword shows up on the page with its locations. Neat!

Does Love Make You Weak?

Being on love (yes, not *in* but *rather *on*) makes you go through so many different emotions and feeling strong is certainly one of them. But, by being in love you allow yourself to become vulnerable to any type of potential damage (either directed to your ego or toward your spirits).
The very first feeling that attaches itself to (right after realizing that very “moment”) your every act is, perhaps, how mesmerized you are by this human being and how you really yearn to be closer to him/her. And somehow, reason tends to disappear when s/he is around. You are a bit more likely to make hazardous decisions just to be a bit more closer.
However, love does not make everyone *weak* in the knees, I think love makes the *weak*, weak-er and makes the *strong*, strong-er. That includes the unrequited lover the one who is not able to, or who does not allow him/her self to confess. That also includes the lovers who are able to express their love openly, they tend to bring more strength into each other’s lives just by showing how much they care and how much they are willing to undergo in life to keep their love *alive*…
Sometimes keeping things alive requires more strength then one is willing to give and that is when it gets dark, unjust and unsafe… Love, at times, may feel as though we are getting weaker by the minute; yet it is not only because of love when we feel weak, it is also because of the fear of losing it…
My personal opinion is that fear and weakness need not be a part of, what we call and carry in our hearts, “love”. The net load of love shall feed our desire to become stronger and it shall help us realize that we are lucky to have discovered such euphoria; therefore, let it circulate in our system and have it be an inspiration, have it be vast, have it diverge to infinity if you can afford to do so…

Being in makes you go through so many different emotions and feeling strong is certainly one of them. But, by being in love you allow yourself to become vulnerable to any type of potential damage whcih can be either directed to your ego or toward your spirits.

The very first feeling that attaches itself to (right after realizing that very “moment”) your every act is, perhaps, how mesmerized you are by this human being and how you really yearn to be closer to him/her. And somehow, reason tends to disappear when s/he is around. You are a bit more likely to make hazardous decisions just to be a bit more closer.

However, love does not make everyone weak in the knees, I think love makes the weak, weak-er and makes the strong, strong-er. That includes the unrequited lover the one who is not able to, or who does not allow him/her self to confess. That also includes the lovers who are able to express their love openly, they tend to bring more strength into each other’s lives just by showing how much they care and how much they are willing to undergo in life to keep their love alive…

Sometimes keeping things alive requires more strength then one is willing to give and that is when it gets dark, unjust and unsafe… Love, at times, may feel as though we are getting weaker by the minute; yet it is not love that makes you weak, rather it is the fear of losing it.

My personal opinion is that fear and weakness need not be a part of, what we call and carry in our hearts, “love”. The net load of love should feed our desire to become stronger and it should help us realize that we are lucky to have discovered such euphoria; therefore, let it circulate in our system and have it be an inspiration, have it be vast, have it diverge to infinity if you can afford to do so.

Happy Mother’s Day

A man stopped at a flower shop for ordering some flowers to be sent as a gift to his mother who lived two hundred miles away.

As he got out of his car he noticed a young girl sitting on the curb sobbing. He asked her what was wrong and she replied, “I wanted to buy a red rose for my mother. But I only have seventy-five cents, and a rose costs two dollars.”

The man smiled and said, “Come on in with me. I’ll buy you a rose.” He bought the little girl her rose and ordered his own mother’s flowers.

As they were leaving he offered the girl a ride home. She said, “Yes, please! You can take me to my mother.”

She directed him to a cemetery, where she placed the rose on a freshly dug grave. The man returned to the flower shop, canceled the gifting order, picked up a bouquet and drove the two hundred miles to his mother’s house.
At times we take many such relationships with our family and friends for granted. Learn to value them.

Best Wishes for Mothers Day!

Happy Anniversary!

If you believe in destiny then you have know that things happen when they are meant to be. Things happen for reasons beyond human comprehension.  That is how I met someone. Out of the blue I meet this perfect stranger three years back, on this day, and today he is an integral part of me. The reality remains if you are meant to love each other and be with each other, it will happen. That’s the power of destiny.  Love always wins.  Love is important and only it counts.

Words are just not enough to tell you how much you mean to me and how much I need you by my side, all my life. You have touched my life in ways others can’t even think of. Meeting you was fate, becoming your friend was a choice, falling in love with you was beyond my control!

Three glorious years of our relationship and I have cherished every single moment of it. In these three  years together we’ve shared so many things. I hope this anniversary brings us, a wish that love, laughter, joy, contentment will be ours to share throughout the years ahead of us! Thanks sweetheart for every teeny-weeny thing you have done to make me so happy. The more I know you, the more I love you. Happy Anniversary once again!!

Kahin toh Hogi

Yes I wonder, where is this world where all your dreams and wishes come true…!!! Why doesn’t real life has a happy ending like reel life..why does real life ends with pain and heartbreak more than often!! 😦

Really love this song.  Cos it reflects my  feelings. 

Here are the lyrics:

Kahin to.. kahin to..
Hogi woh duniya
Jahaan tu mere saath hai..

 
Jahaan mein, jahaan tu,
Aur jahaan, bas tere mere jazbaat hain,
Hogi jahaan subah teri palko ki kiranon mein,
Lori jahan chand ki sune teri baahon mein.. 

(Jaane naa kahaan wo duniya hai?
Jaane naa wo hai bhi ya nahi?
Jahaan meri zindagi mujhse,
Itni khafa nahi..) – 2

Saansein kho gayin hain kiski aahon mein,
Main kho gayi hoon jaane kiski baahon mein,
Manzilon se raahein dhoondhti chali,
Kho gayi hai manzil kahin rahon mein.. 

Kahin to, kahin to hai nasha..
Teri meri har mulaqaat mein.
Honton se, honton ko choomti, 
o rehte hai hum har baat pe.

Kehti hai fiza jahan,
Teri zameen aasmaan.
Jahan hai tu, meri hassi,
Meri khushi, meri jaan……

(Jaane naa kahan woh duniya hai,
Jaane naa wo hai bhi ya nahi,
Jahaan meri zindagi mujhse,
Itni khafa nahi..) – 3

Movie :Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na
Singer :Rashid Ali, Vasundhara Das
Music Director :A R Rahman 
Lyrics : Abbas Tyrewala
Year : 2008
Actors : Genelia Dsouza, Imraan Khan
Director :Abbas Tyrewala