>FAQ – India


I loved this forwarded mail.. I had a good laugh when I was so tensed up with my work here. So I wanted to share the joy and laughter with you… Go on and read the whole thing.

 India holds a certain sense of mystery for the world outside its borders. Read on to find how curious foreigners are about India and its ways or rather read on to find out how dumb and ignorant they are about our beautiful country. This was taken from a tourism blog where people could post queries if they were planning on making a trip to India.

The answers are the actual responses by the website officials, who demonstrate tolerance and excellent sense of humor.

Q : Does it ever get windy in India? I have never seen it rain on TV, how do the plants grow? (UK).
A: We import all plants fully grown and then just sit around watching them die.

Q : Will I be able to see elephants in the street? (USA)
A: Depends how much you’ve been drinking.

Q: I want to walk from Delhi to Goa – can I follow the railroad tracks? (Sweden)
A: Sure, it’s only three thousand kms, take lots of water.

Q: Is it safe to run around in the bushes in India? (Sweden)
A: So it’s true what they say about Swedes.

Q: Are there any ATMs India? Can you send me a list of them in Delhi, Chennai, Calcutta and Bangalore?(UK)
A: What did your last slave die of?

Q: Can you give me some information about hippo racing in India? (USA)
A: A-fri-ca is the big triangle shaped continent south of Europe. In-di-a is that big triangle in the middle of the Pacific & Indian Ocean which does not.. oh forget it. …… Sure, the hippo racing is every Tuesday night in Goa. Come naked. 

Q: Which direction is North in India? (USA)
A: Face south and then turn 180 degrees. Contact us when you get here and we’ll send the rest of the directions.

Q: Can I bring cutlery into India? (UK)
A: Why? Just use your fingers like we do.

Q: Can you send me the Indiana Pacers matches’ schedule? (France)
A: Indiana is a state in the Unites States of…oh forget it. Sure, the Indiana Pacers matches are played every Tues day night in Goa , straight after the hippo races. Come naked.

Q: Can I wear high heels in India? (UK)
A: You’re a British politician, right?

Q: Are there supermarkets in Bangalore, and is milk available all year round? (Germany)
A: No, we are a peaceful civilization of vegan hunter/gatherers. Milk is illegal.

Q : Please send a list of all doctors in India who can dispense rattlesnake serum. (USA)
A: Rattlesnakes live in A-meri-ca which is where YOU come from. All Indian snakes are perfectly harmless, can be safely handled and make good pets.

Q: Do you have perfume in India? (France)
A: No, WE don’t stink in India.

Q: I have developed a new product that is the fountain of youth. Can you tell me where I can sell it in India? (USA)
A: Anywhere significant numbers of Americans gather.

Q: Do you celebrate Christmas in India? (France)
A: Only at Christmas.

Q: Will I be able to speak English most places I go? (USA)
A: Yes, but you will have to learn it first

Q: Can I see Taj Mahal anytime? (Italy)
A: As long as you are not blind, you can see it anytime day and night.

Q: Do you have Toilet paper? (USA)
A: No, we use sand paper. (We have different grades)


>Updating you on my life.. 65 things about me..


Thank you Guria for tagging me.. :):)
Something here are known by anyone who know me personally… revealing secrets.. God help me..:P
   1. Graduated high school.
   2. Kissed someone.
   3. Smoked a cigarette. (10th standard holidays :D)
   4. Got so drunk you passed out. (Passed out totally..; P, everyone tries, recently in Paris)
   5. Rode every ride at an amusement park.
   6. Collected something stupid.
   7. Gone to a rock concert.
   8. Helped someone.
   9. Gone fishing. 
  10. Watched four movies in one night.
  11. Lied to someone.
  12. Snorted cocaine.
  13. Smoked weed.

  14. Failed a subject. (Of course duh?? Who wouldn’t have?)
  15. Been in a car accident.
  16. Been in a tornado. 
  17. Watched someone die. (I hope I never do)
  18. Been to a funeral.
  19. Burned yourself. (Many times!!)
  20. Run a marathon.
  21. Cried yourself to sleep.
  22. Spent over 10,000 bucks in one day.
  23. Flown on an airplane.
  24. Cheated on someone.
  25. Been cheated on.
  26. Written a 10 page letter. (I’ve written a 5 page letter)
  27. Gone skiing.
  28. Been sailing. 
  29. Cut yourself.
  30. Had a best friend. (Still have one.. Love you pavitra)
  31. Lost someone you loved.
  32. Got into trouble for something you didn’t do.
  33. Stolen a book from the library. (I dint do it literally, I just forgot to give it back).
  34. Gone to a different country. (I am in a different country now
LL… But nothing like India).
  35. Watched the Harry Potter movies.(Zillion times)
  37. Fired a gun.
  38. Gambled in a casino. (Never seen one too)
  39. Been in a school play.
  40. Been fired from a job. (Not yet
  41. Taken a lie detector test. 
  42. Swam with dolphins.
  43. Voted for someone on a reality TV show.
  44. Written poetry.
  45. Read more than 20 books a year. (Studying in IIPM did pay of atleast like this)
  46. Gone to Europe. (LOVELY PLACE…)
  47. Loved someone you shouldn’t have.
  48. Used a colouring book over age 12. (Still use it with my cuz pooja.)
  49. Had a surgery.
  50. Had stitches. (Fractured my hand when I was 11).
  51. Taken a Taxi. (Everyday now)
  52. Had more than 5 IM conversations going on at once.
  53. Been in a fist fight.
  54. Suffered any form of abuse.
  55. Had a pet. (a dog, Raja… but he died immediately after my grandpa passed away).
  56. Petted a wild animal.
  57. Had your own credit card & bought something with it. (Will never use one).
  58. Dyed your hair.
  59. Got a tattoo.
  60. Had something pierced. (EARS :D)
  61. Got straight A’s.
  62. Known someone personally with HIV or AIDS.
  63. Taken pictures with a webcam.
  64. Lost something expensive. (I am so forgetful.. Lose a lot)
  65. Gone to sleep with music on.

Tag whoever reads this.. 


>This post is an entry for a contest in Blogadda called MY FIRST CRUSH. This contest was an initiative by BLOGADDA and Pringoo

Time 7.30AM

School re-opened. New class. 7th std. 13 years old. Something told me I was going to be different this year.

I was walking on the school cycle stand to leave my cycle, awaiting my cousin’s first day in my school. He was joining the 8th std. My father had instructed me to help him out around the school for the first few days. I told myself,” Why the hell should I wait for him? Isn’t he bigger than me?” *SIGH*

 Time 7.45AM
Still waiting for him. Someone was peddling the cycle, to the stand and stopped right besides to me. Who is this boy? He is sooo cute. Tall, lean,well built  Whats wrong with me? My hands are shivering. He looked at me with those beautiful eyes and smiled. Butterflies fluttering in my stomach atleast a thousand of them. (Still feel them sometimes). He said something which I do not remember till day. He smiled again and ran to the assembly hall. I melted then and there. Finally my cousin arrived. I did not want to move from that place yet school was just getting started.

Time 8.00AM
Took my cousin to his class, after which I went to my class. Kept my bag in my class and ran down to the assembly hall. My eyes searched for his eyes, his smile. But he was nowhere to be seen. *SIGH*

Time 12.00PM
The first four classes went in a jiffy. Too much work even on the first day of school. Went to check on my brother during my lunch hour. Of all the person, whom should I see when I entered that class, 8 B. HIM. He was standing with my brother and with a bunch of other guys.  My brother saw me, called me in and introduced me to them. My brother said, his name was Prabhu. Yeah, The same Prabhu who was completely invisible to me all these years in the same school. Skipping my heartbeat, I asked him in thamizh,” Neenga intha schoola evulo nalla irukinga?” ( How long have you been in this school). He said, ” For the past two years. I have seen you many times with your classmates. Havent you seen me?” I replied, “NO.” He was so embarrassed. ” I am mostly in the school grounds.. Hardly come to class.” Then it struck me, Prabhu was a champion in sports. He was the captain for the school basketball team. He played many sports and won many championship awards. Then I said, ” Oh Prabhu, I am a big fan of yours. You play the best basketball I have ever known.” He smiled again, ” Thanks”. I melted again.
My brother, ” You better go before class starts.” I stared at him with so much envy that he turned his face to me and left with Prabhu and gang.

Time 2.30PM

I was the talk of the town by then.. First girl in class to have a crush on a senior. OKAY. I told a few girls in class. Then News spread like fire. Everybody in class wanted to know how it happened. I was already being teased with him.All this happened on the first day of school. Imagine, how I studied that year… ;P

School was over for the day, yet I did not want to go home. Waited near my cycle to see if Prabhu would come to take his cycle.

Time 3.00PM
Still no Prabhu. I guess he would be in practice. My champion.

Time 3.15PM
Prabhu came with the other guys. I was still near my cycle. He asked in thamizh,” Innum nee vettuku pola?” ( Why haven’t you gone home yet?) I said I was waiting for my brother and asked if he had seen him. Prabhu said,” He had gone home already(which I knew, BTW). Okay, then I have to go. I will see you tomo. See ya..bye..”

Both of us, took our cycles together and peddled away to the gate. We went in the opposite direction. Yet my heart went behind him. I looked back to see whether he was still there, but he was gone already.

Time 3.30PM
Reached home. Ate lunch. Still thinking about him. Smiling to myself. That was the first time, I wrote a boy’s name in my diary with a heart next to it. I still have that piece of paper as a memory of my first CRUSH. Prabhu, was and will always remain in my heart forever as my first crush.

Later, we became good friends since he became my brother’s best buddy but I never had the guts to tell my crush on him. But , I knew, that he knew that I liked him. He left school after two years.
I still think about him sometimes. I hope to tell him one day, that I had my first crush on him.

I thank BLOGADDA to make me walk through the memory lane again. Taking me back to my school days where life was always beautiful

You can visit my other post on Prabhu at this link 


>I believed
When I shouldn’t have
I loved you
When I never could have

You learned your lesson,
I learned mine
You should never love me
And I should never trust you

We both messed up
We both made mistakes
You made yours, I made mine
Now I wish I could rewind time

Take me back to before all this
Take me away from all the pain
Pull me away from our last kiss
And take me away from your sweet smile

Take away all your lies
I always thought you meant everything
Take away all these cries
And take away our final goodbyes

Yes, it could have been
Yes, we could have lasted
Forever was a possibly
But we both know how this turned out

You were my hero
I was your nothing
You gave me sorrow
That will forever last

Go move on
Go be happy
Leave me torn
Leave me sore

Flee from me
And I’ll flee from you
Don’t ever regret
What you’re about to do

I still love you
With all my heart
Every day and every night,
All of this, right from the start.



This is a Thamizh Poem… Sorry all my fellow bloggers excuse if you dont understand Thamizh.
Uyirezhuthu, meiezhuthu, ayutha ezhuthu,
evai anaithum sernthathu thamizh ezhuthu!

evarril thamizhukku perumai serpathu — zhakara ezhutha?


unnai parri nan ezhuthum intha kirukkalana ezhuthu!

anbin adaiyalam amma endra munrezhuthu!

nam adaiyalam kathal endra munrezhuthu!

endrum undu pasam endra munrezhuthu!

arave illai kobam endra munrezhuthu!

endrum illai nan endra erandezhuthu!

endrum irupathu nam endra erandezhuthu!

nammul athigam iruapthu oodal endra munrezhuthu!

nam enainthirunthal vettri endra munrezhuthu!

ivai anaithum thantha iraivanukku nanri endra munrezhuthu!

pengalukku pidithathu abarna nagai!

anaal enakko un kalangamarra punnagai!

un kangalinal ennai parkach seithai!

punnagaiyal ennai mayangach seithai!

kaigalal ennai nerungach seithai!

katti thazhuvi ennai nanach seithai!

konjach seithai!

pin kenjach seithai!

alavarra anbinal en mathi mayangach seithai!

ithanaiyum seithai, sila nerangalil thaai!

enakku thaayagavum marivittai!

By Sriram Senthamizhan