Till the next time

This I think would be my last post before the mid-term examinations commence on the 25th. They get over (I think) by the 3rd so I'll be posting a few days after, like 4th or 5th.

My subject revisions are going satisfactorily well, except Physics that is. Physics is something that I was never very good at and now it seems harder than ever. Biology is manageable as long as I have enough time, Chemistry is challenging at times but interesting. Psychology and English are going rather smoothly.

I was rather proud of myself the other day - I managed to write two poems under 6 hours (I've done seven in a day once but that was months ago). Going by bus to school is a 40 minutes journey - so fending off sleep at 6:30, I managed to write something that I've never tried before - a limerick. I tried to make it as limericky as possible with the insertion of nonsense words. Lear, I hope to make you proud :

The Gent

There was an old man from Dwarka
Who walked his dog to the park-a
The dog ran around,
dragging its owner on the ground
while he cried 'wait' between resounding bark-as.


I hope you guys will forgive me for that.
And for the one I'm gonna post after this. This next one I wrote on the way back home in a seemingly empty bus (most kids were absent due to the upcoming exams). I only had Ankur keeping me company, and he was sleeping in the back-seat after laughing at my limerick (at it, not because of it). I wrote it keeping in mind my perpetual, almost psychotic fear of messing up exams. That and something a friend had told me once. Here it is in all its un-altered glory (truthfully, I was feeling rather lazy to make it better):

Examination Hall, New Delhi

The paper lay before me
Like a cold and devilish smile
Sneering at my thoughts
Leering all the while.

'It's right', it seemed to mock
'That answer that you were thinking.
Its seemly and absolutely correct'
Then I think I caught it blinking.

The liar ! It wants to mislead me !
I told myself off for falling for it
I looked at the paper in mad rage
Grabbing it, I almost tore it

The act caught the invigilator's eye
He advanced and riveted his glare on me
Pronto, I pretended to be immersed in a question
and covered the quelled paper so he wouldn't see

The evil imp passed wordlessly
I, relieved, tried to start again
My mind went blank as I attempted to recall
And it started to hurt near my jugular vein

I took out my hankie and wiped away dry tears
All the months of studying for the entrance exam
Were going to waste minute by minute
I needed to do something, I thought in alarm.

Then I noticed something I hadn't seen before
I don't really recall the reason why
Next to me sat another test-taker
Cheating was the only option, my mind implied

With my clean-as-slate yet unclean mind
And cheating as my last resort
I managed to catch a few runaway words
From the studious girl's cohort

I caught a sly answer
And hurried to copy it down
But the words which hit the paper
Were 'CANCELLED' in blood red-brown.

It was the demon invigilator
And as he recapped his steely pen,
'Cancelled' he declared
'You've failed and can't take the test again.'

A hundred different emotions
Swirled inside my being
I looked down at my paper
I felt strange at the words I was seeing

I didn't and couldn't speak up
I couldn't move - I continued to sit
I had to be heaved up
Before being told to exit.

It's a pretty annoying cliché
But a very useful one
It was then I woke up with a start
It was a dream - still undone

I looked at the calender and groaned
Waking up was the worst thing to do
I was horrified, I choked.
I was about to relive the horror at half past two.


That's it from my side from now. Don't you blame me if you get nervous halfway through your exam after remembering this. But what you can do is comment on this post.
That way I'll have something to look forward to after my exams !

OMG ! We could still be done for !

I just got to know that the collisions haven't taken place yet but rather just primary tests have been conducted in the Large Hadron Collider at CERN.

Which means that when it will happen, the world could still collapse into itself, annihilating us all. That wouldn't make for a very pretty picture.

There is so much more chance Rossler might be wrong but if somehow he managed to have his facts right - We could be done for.

I hate it when Germans turn out to be right all the time - Like Einstein, Ballack and Hitler. Well ol' Adolf wasn't right - he made it seem right.

Anyways I hope we don't die. It would be such a waste.

Otto Rössler misled me

No black holey implosion.

Hmmm......

I wonder what it points to.

The coldest blood runs through my veins

Until about some weeks ago, I used to bug certain people like Anirudh and my own brother to add new posts for their blogs, and used to make them rather guilty for not getting off their chair and writing something for their namesakes...I've stopped now, partly because they don't listen and partly due to the fact that it has started to happen to me.

There is sometimes not enough time - and when there is, there's a lack of motivation - no topic to write about, not much stuff to write about and so many other reasons (excuses - ?).

Anyway, now is a certain time when I feel motivated to profess to the world my love for all things James Bond. Apart from the brilliant books by Fleming (I've only read two though), the movies and the soundtracks for each of the films made after 1999 (those are the only ones I've seen) are superb and tread near perfection.

I saw Casino Royale again for the fourth time some days ago and was this time entranced by the opening theme 'You know my name' sung by Audioslave front man Chris Cornell. The lyrics are just so outstanding and the intro which goes with it during the opening of Casino royale is beautifully made.

I have here the opening sequence and the accompanying lyrics. Read the lyrics first and then watch the video.

You know my name

If you take a life do you know what you'll give?
Odds are, you won't like what it is
When the storm arrives, would you be seen with me?
By the merciless eyes of deceit?

I've seen angels fall from blinding heights
But you yourself are nothing so divine
Just next in line

Arm yourself because no-one else here will save you
The odds will betray you
And I will replace you
You can't deny the prize it may never fulfill you
It longs to kill you
Are you willing to die?

The coldest blood runs through my veins
You know my name

If you come inside things will not be the same
When you return to the night
And if you think you've won
You never saw me change
The game that we have been playing

I've seen diamonds cut through harder men
Than you yourself
But if you must pretend
You may meet your end

Arm yourself because no-one else here will save you
The odds will betray you
And I will replace you
You can't deny the prize it may never fulfill you
It longs to kill you
Are you willing to die?

The coldest blood runs through my veins

Try to hide your hand
Forget how to feel
(Forget how to feel)

Life is gone with just a
spin of the wheel
(Spin of the wheel)

Arm yourself because no-one else here will save you
The odds will betray you
And I will replace you
You can't deny the prize it may never fulfill you
It longs to kill you
Are you ready to die?

The coldest blood runs through my veins
You know my name
You know my name
You know my name
You know my name
You know my name
You know my name
You know my name


I'm hoarse from singing (read screaming) it all the time but I'm still far from being tired of it.
And now the video :





If you haven't seen Casino royale yet - at least you now know what you're missing.

Frankly, I can't wait for the all new 22nd Bond film 'Quantum of Solace' releasing in about a month or two. EON pushed forward the British date to 31 October during filming, while the American date was pushed back in August to 14 November. God knows when it'll be released here in India.

And now to end today's blog I have a lighthearted parody of the new film from youtube again. Hope you guys liked it as much as I did.

It made me laff.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMoJRLStD9c