Friday, 29 November 2013

Liebster Nomination!!

They say the world is a bad place. I don't think that's true, you know. Sometimes people come in from no where and make the day light up for you. In my case, it was Jayanth who nominated me for a Liebster award. Thank you so much dude. I am constantly frustrated at the internet for not being able to convey emotions, and this is one of those times. :P I am truly honored! 
So this is basically what a Liebster is -
"A Liebster Award is given to new and upcoming bloggers who have less than 200 followers. It is a token of love, an expression of motivation. The word Liebster is a  German word meaning sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, valued, cute and welcomed. It is much sweeter than it sounds. Liebster award ties up together the blogging community and brings a feeling of oneness and unity."

So my answers to Jayanth's questions : 
1. What is your opinion about yourself? Compare it with your favorite fictional character(cartoon) ?
 I am in general extremely rude and love being bossy ( I've been a prefect for a long time, so it       kinda got inculcated in me :P ), but I'm actually a very sensitive person. I'm a big fat cry-baby. My favorite cartoon character is Helga from Hey Arnold!, and I have got to say I'm a lot like her. She's rude, and bosses Arnold around too! But she's a talented writer (like me! *blushes*) and is interested in pursuing it as a career.

2. What do you earn by blogging?

Ummm... satisfaction, I guess. I'm constantly writing random, mundane things and my blog has kind of become my close friend now. It is an outlet for me to express myself.

3. What is your favorite music genre and why?

Okay, this'll be a long one.
I don't really listen to music by genre, but if you held a gun to my head I'd say Rock. I love Led Zep, Coldplay, Pink Floyd, and AC/DC, and The Beatles too. I really like Adele too, but full disclosure : I have no clue what her genre is :P .

4. School or college? 

I am a fifteen year old kid - ergo I've never been to college. But from what I've heard, you can bunk all the lectures you want to, wear what you want to, come in when you want to, and go out when you want to. School seems like a jail compared to all that. So I don't know about the rest of you, but I'm all for college!

5. Do you think someone good must come into politics? If so why? Aren't you good? 

India is a beautiful, beautiful country and it needs demands an active, honest leader who'll eradicate corruption. I see Arvind Kejriwal as one such person. Right now, the political scene of our country is mainly filled with lazy, corrupt men and women who seek their own benefits before the country's.

6. A confession. 100% truth and unknown. 

Urghh... I hate these. Why're you making me go through this? My friends read this blog!!
 So I was a kid, I had just learnt to crawl and was constantly looking for more things to taste. My mother had put all the interesting things (slippers, newspapers, toys, soaps etc.) out of my reach. So there I was, crawling around, when I saw this grasshopper. Something about its scaly wings and decidedly ugly shade of green must have attracted me because I just grabbed and popped it into my mouth. 
That was my introduction to non-vegetarian food, which over the years has graduated from fondness, to passion to fanaticism.  A grasshopper was the first thing I put into my mouth after cerelac. Yeah, I was into balanced diet since nappy days.
Kangaroo is next in the list.. medium rare

7. Your opinion on Indian culture. 

Its about the most diverse and beautiful things in the world. What I really love about our culture is the fact that you take one flight and two hours later emerge in a totally new climate. And every secnd person you meet in India, probably has been brought up in a different place. Someone may have eaten rotis and someone might have had fried fish. Someone's village might be covered with ice and someone else's would be near the sea. However they're part of the same country - they share a collective identity. That  is what I like most about our culture.

8. Worse thing about you.

I have this really annoying habit of reading the last parts of the book when I've reached just the middle. It has ruined a lot of amazing books for me unfortunately :(

9. Three unfulfilled dreams. 

1.Eating junk food that doesn't make me fat(ter).
2.Studying in Hogwarts
3.Winning Liebster Award :P

10.Your favorite subject. 

Math and English. And History.

11. Are you happy with what you are studying?

I'm in tenth grade. I don't really get to choose what I'm studying. But yeah, I'm happy with what they're teaching us in class right now, if that is what ya mean. :P


Right. Now the hard part. I need to nominate a few(11) bloggers too. And my list is : 

http://atirandom.blogspot.in/
http://brightonwoman.blogspot.in/
http://thenightowlcommunity.blogspot.in/
http://petrichorandclouds.blogspot.in/
http://www.mainstgazette.com/
http://ravenclawsam.wordpress.com/
http://podcastx.blogspot.in/
http://modernparchment.blogspot.in/
http://literarymerit.wordpress.com/
http://theworldasidiscoverit.wordpress.com/
http://love2sail.blogspot.in/

A few instructions guys : 

  • Answer the questions in a blog post.
  • Tag 11 more bloggers, and tell them that you did (No tagging back)
  • Give these 11 bloggers 11 questions for them to answer.


So my questions to you are :
1. Which Harry Potter character to you relate to most and why?
2. Favorite food?
3. What is the craziest dream that you had?
4. What was the first book that you read?
5. Best moment of your life.
6. Where would you like to travel on your holiday?
7. If you had to choose a time frame other than the one you currently live in, when would it be?
8. A book that you recently read.
9. Who is your favorite celebrity and why?
10. Describe a childhood memory.
11. Which is your favorite charity?
An award given to bloggers to show appreciation and love for their work.


Thursday, 28 November 2013

Why Books Are Awesome (even though you already know it!)

So I recently had an online chat with this guy whom I thought was my age, but then turned out to be old. Very old. -_-
Yes, the internet is a bad, bad place. Annywayys, I had a pretty good debate with this guy, about why books are awesome, because this person had not read a single one (so non-enlightened. I tell you -_-) 
So, here's my take on why books are awesome, even though you already know it. 
   
"Mans best friend", "many lives in one", "a free trip", these are the phrases that come to mind, when someone mentions the word "books" in front of me. Starting with the more boring stuff, books help to improve our vocabulary. People having read books, generally have better vocabulary, in general. Science, technology, maths, won't have been the same, if we didn't have aeons of information passed on to us, via books. We have suffered, for not using the written language before. Earlier whenTansen used to sing, deer stopped to listen, lamps lit themselves in the King's court, the skies opened up, but it all seems like folklore to us now. If that music could have been preserved today, all this  won't seem as if its from another world. We all have enough worries in our own lives, and escaping into a realm where the problems are not ours seems like a pretty viable option sometimes. I mean think about it - a place where you're constantly defying the laws of Physics, where hearts are actually shaped like hearts, where you're the prettiest/ the most handsome damsel/man in town, where everyone listen to you, and a place where every arrow you shoot lands the target - doesn't a place like that seem enticing? Books are a free trip; you can travel to the mountains of Alaska, the volcanoes of Amazon, the pits of Tartarus, the war-struck cities of Poland, by just flipping a few pages. Books are a well orchestrated dream, and if you don't see this; you're not magical enough to read them. 

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Screwed

My November is not going to be something the average person would describe as "fun". Why? Find out for yourselves : 
11th November : S.St Test
12th November : German Test
13th November : Science Test
15th November : National Science Olympaid
16th November : Aptitude Test
17th November : National Talent Search Examination
18th November : Computer Test
21st November : Math Test
22nd November : English Test
24th November : Music Exam
30th November : Annual Day

Excuse me while I soil myself and update my suicide note.

Monday, 4 November 2013

Just assume that Harry Potter meets Twilight(The Sparkly People)

Harry: Cedric! You’re alive? How?!
 
Edward: Carlisle here changed me. 

Carlisle: We are vegetarian Vampires. 

Hermione: Vegetarian, how can a vampire be vegetarian? 

Emmet: We drink only animals’ blood. 

Lavender: You sick filthy people. 

Jacob: I'm a werewolf. 

Lupin: How can you be so casual, doesn't transformation change you?

Jacob: Well no, I can transform anytime. 

Greyback: That's impossible, no full moon? 

Jacob: Umm, no... 

*transforms* 

Sirius: So, your name is Jacob Black, and you turn into a dog. Very original. 

Emmet: So you all are... 

Dumbledore: Wizards... 

Minerva: And witches! 

Aro: Oh! Have any extra powers? I can see people's thoughts. 

Edward: I can read people's minds. Well, except for Bella. 

Snape: You do not understand the fine distinctions. Only Muggles talk about mind-reading. The mind is not a book, to be opened at will and examined at leisure. Thoughts are not etched on the inside-

Harry, Sirius, Dumbledore: Snape, we know! 

Snape: Ob – viou - sly. 

Alice: Well, I can see the future. 

Sybil: Made any predictions?


Alice: It depends on people’s thoughts and decisions. 

Sybil: I'm afraid you do not possess the subtle art of seeing the future. 

Charlie: Well, I'm normal from these folks. 



Charlie W.: Do you work with dragons too? 

Charlie: Dragons?? They exist too?? *faints* 

Hagrid: Of course they do, along with Blast Ended Skrewts, and three headed dogs and Hippogriffs... 

Ron: Not to forget basilisks! 

Jasper: What's a basilisk? 

Voldemort: Oh, it’s just one of my pet snakes that can kill you by just looking at you. 

Carlisle: 

Esme: 

Edward: 

Renesme: 

Jacob: 

Rosalie: 

Emmet: 

Alice: 

Jasper: 

Harry: Oh no worries, I killed it when I was twelve!

Friday, 1 November 2013

You are "cool", we are cool...

“Saying 'I notice you're a nerd' is like saying, 'Hey, I notice that you'd rather be intelligent than be stupid, that you'd rather be thoughtful than be vapid, that you believe that there are things that matter more than the arrest record of Lindsay Lohan. Why is that?' In fact, it seems to me that most contemporary insults are pretty lame. Even 'lame' is kind of lame. Saying 'You're lame' is like saying 'You walk with a limp.' Yeah, whatever, so does 50 Cent, and he's done all right for himself.” 
- John Green

Once upon a time, if anybody mentioned the words "I" and "am" and "nerd" in the same sentence, in continuation,(probably with an "a" in there as well, because nerds generally have good grammar), people would have pointed their accusing fingers of ridicule. 
Am I right in saying that it is not the case anymore? Probably because our numbers have increased and we have used technology(that one of our kind probably invented)to connect with each other, rendering physical distances meaningless. So this post, I dedicate to my fellow nerds all around the world.

Like, see before there was only one kind of nerd-the freaky, ugly kid in the corner with a glazy look in his eyes who wrote down everything the teachers said, the kid whom no one would want to be caught dead talking to, the one that was only spoken to on the night before the finals. But now, we have all kinds of nerds. We have cocky nerds, who are extremely verbal about the lowering level of IQ in "cool" individuals and who, rightfully see themselves in a much better light.You should be thinking of a personality by the name of Sheldon Cooper.
We also have evil nerds who are planning to blow up the world with an invention of theirs(Warning : If that nerd who you're mean to always gives you a creepy smile, you probably want to check out his secret laboratory in his basement). Like I know this one nerd who decapitated a lizard for it had entered his "territory"(read "room") and was refusing to cough up the entrance fee. Come to think of it, he probably speaks Lizard as well. 
Next we have the I-don't-give-a-shit category of nerds. I know it may seem ironic, but this sub-division in our species exists. This one kid in my class solves Halliday and Irodov for fun(those are Physics books. Difficult Physics books. Very difficult Physics books)but did not study for his Physics paper because he didn't feel like. Seriously, this kid went to give his Math paper and halfway through he realised he didn't feel like giving the paper so he didn't attempt the rest of it. 
Then there are satirical nerds, who are really funny if you are smart enough to process what they're saying. To the rest majority of the world, that is just nerd banter. 
And lastly you have the wannabe nerds. I mean, they're technically not a member of our species, even though they try so hard. They're like the people who wear big, geeky glasses just because it seems like the next big thing and like to quote stuff out of books they don't get. They're tired of being "cool" and just want to be cool for once.(Message to the wannabe's here : Quit tryin'. It ain't your game)Its more than the glasses and the heavy dust covered books, because if nerds are anything, they're not pretentious. We were nerds before IT WAS COOL, and we shall continue to be after. 
Bill Gates famously said "Be nice to nerds. Chances are you'll end up working for one." Just hope it isn't the one you were mean to. 
And we sign off with this : "All hail John Green, the face of the nerd-rights campaign"