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Monday, July 27, 2009

Happy Raksha Bandhan

You'd think that after what, 18 or so years, of writing to my brothers for Raksha Bandhan, I'd know what to write? But after the first line of 'Hope this letter finds you in the pink of health' as Savita Pacchi used to write to me, I sat there flicking the pen and racking my brain what to write... Asking them to visit, tying the rakhi thinking of me... what else... After 3 quite impersonal letters, it started to feel that I know so very little of my brothers... So I dredge my memory to try to remember something deep within to write something more personal...

So there are Sohan anna and Vijendra who got married since the last Raksha Bandhan... Aniruddha whose thread ceremony happened this year... Gauthan and Gaurav and Sohan anna were my first brothers I tied rakhis to on Raksha Bandhan personally and that was last year... And Kiran, the shy guy, I met after very many years at his brother's, Vijendra's wedding...

As 'fun' as it is to write letters, the only person I write to is ajju and that too was long ago... After asking amma, SMSing Nishanth to give me an idea from a guy's point of view what they expect when their sisters write to them, what it seemed is when you write, write from your heart... like I write this blog... not because someone need read it and but knowing you made an effort putting down on paper or an HTTP page what you felt... what you know and what you'd like to know...

So this post is dedicated to my brothers, who as it happens don't know the existence of my blog... Wishing them all the best and all my love and hoping that next year might be easier... that I would stay better in touch with them... Happy Rakshabandhan

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posted by Tejaswini Shenoy at 12:30 AM 4 comments

Sunday, July 26, 2009

On a wet day...

...we were sitting in the car waiting for the rain to stop with the windows open to catch hailstones to eat.

...we had met at Vaadeshwar for the first ever Pune konkani meet.

...i sat on the window sill watching the rain and writing poems.

...we went on bikes looking for our BE project.

...we sat at ICC towers level 9 talking and looking at the rainbow and reminiscing

...we went out to look at Arun's new bike when it was not raining and were drenched by the time we reached the main gate and back with 4 of us under one umbrella.


posted by Tejaswini Shenoy at 11:50 AM 1 comments

Friday, July 24, 2009


Have you wondered how when life seems all fine and hunky-dory with all the usual bickering and pressure and one small incident one day blows so way out of proportion that it ruins the day and hard earned rapport and foul up everything?


posted by Tejaswini Shenoy at 10:45 PM 3 comments

Friday, July 17, 2009

Some of my favourite english movies

In no specific order and only those I can think of right now...

The Lake House:
Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock
A love story across two years... with a twist... they fall in love when he is in 2004 and she in 2006... a love where they never meet... but fall in love... 2 years apart...
Favourite song: This never happened before (Paul McCartney)

Julia Roberts, Susan Sarandon and Jena Malone
A family drama showing acceptance and then a family being born when a new woman comes to take the place of their mother...

How to lose a guy in 10 days:
Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey
Rom-Com where he tries to make her fall in love with him and she tries to get herself dumped by him

Notting Hill:
Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant
Rom-com... They meet... they part... it was inevitible they fall in love
Favourite scene: I'm also just a girl standing in front of a boy asking him to love her

Kate Beckinsale and John Cusack
A chance meeting spirals Sara and Jonathan to leave their lives behind to find the one person they had a 'million and a half years ago'
Most memorable line: ...about some mystery guy I met a million and a half hours ago. It was only a moment, a fragment really. But it was like, in that moment, we were supposed to be together.

P.S. The only reason I can think of that I am writing this is that I just saw The Lake House for a millionth time and realised I am in live with the song...


posted by Tejaswini Shenoy at 12:44 AM 3 comments

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Simply jealous...

Today, A and S were talking about D and P. Whether D and P are seeing each other remains the biggest mystery, but the fact is they are joined at the hip. S started to say how jealous D is of P and S's friendship. She actually told S to her face that she was jealous of her. A said that it was not just S really. D is jealous of even A and P being friends. 'Its not like we are remaking dostana,' said A. S continued, saying D knows that she and P are like sis and bro. I told her that its not like D is suspicious. Its just that D doesn't like the fact that the two of them are so close. They do share this relationship that is more stable than P and D's volatile relationship after all.

That did get me thinking though. I was stabbed by the bitter knife of jealousy myself... A couple of times atleast that I remember.

When my best friend told me she had a boy friend, I don't know what came over me. I just started to cry. I couldn't stop. She kept feeling worse and worse, berating herself for ever telling me. I still don't know what happened that day. I was ok with her having other friends. Other best friends who were infact not I. But a boy friend? Sharing my best friend with a boy friend was more than I could endure.

A was saying how A1 is jealous of any female looking at her husband for too long. Anyone staring at him is bound to make her head to his side. Like how at mc d's when she caught this girl staring at her hubby, she quickly moved to his side and snaked an arm around his waist. Just to make her claim and ward off the evil eye of this woman lest she bewitch him.

Jealousy isn't a positive emotion and it certainly doesn't do any good. But whichever way you look at it, it certainly isn't the most explainable of emotions.


posted by Tejaswini Shenoy at 11:24 PM 3 comments

Sunday, July 5, 2009

...And then there were three...

So Pri, Versa and I took Sup out for her kelwan yesterday... She is getting married next week.

In college, it was the six of us here in Pune... now there are four... Sujata's married and in Mumbai... We haven't met her since she got married... Anagha's in the US, almost done with her MS; though I'm not sure when or whether she plans on coming back... Now Supriya will go to Bangalore...

I do sometimes feel lost... I miss my friends and I miss talking to them and playing dumb charades... I do miss that life...

While I do understand, that life goes on, we make new friends, I feel sometimes if I am not losing old ones...

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posted by Tejaswini Shenoy at 8:26 PM 2 comments