Why Books Are Better Companions Than Boys.

Boys. Oh lord, Boys.

These are the creatures who have made our lives utterly confusing with their condescending selves. They constantly want the world to revolve around them. They want good girls who look like plastics but have brains of a scientist. I mean what is THAT about?
Having expectations exceeding their heights, drowned in insecurity up to their necks, bossing us around, all the time. Their over-possessive nature and massive ego drives me nuts. If they have a problem, they don’t say it out loud. They keep it inside them until they are ready to have an outburst in a “disagreement” totally irrelevant from the current topic. They totally get upset over very small issues. And sometimes they end up blaming you for all the mess THEY have made!

Wait, this is not a Boy vs Girls match, so Chill.

FINE, they’re not as bad as I’m trying to make it sound. They care for you, they protect you, even nuzzle you, look into your eyes and mesmerize you, and several other cute gestures, but c’mon, they do tire you out.
I’d prefer books over men any day. I absolutely adore my books. I can get away from my real life any time I want.

For one thing, Books can’t hurt you.

Relationships with books surprisingly have a lot of advantages over relationships with boys.

Books are magical and so wonderful and they take you away from reality. They let you be someone different for a little while. In case of boys, they have a problem with you being ever-so-same and also when you try to change. Did I mention they’re utterly confusing?

Books can be available to you anytime you want to read them. Literally anytime. But boys? No, no, no, no, no. They’re either busy partying with friends, watching movies/cricket, playing video games or just plain lazy.

Books, they don’t care if you’re wearing pajamas, have oily hair with pimples all over your face. They just long to be read, by anyone. In case of boys, I see girls going crazy over ‘what to wear’ or ‘is it too much make-up’ or ‘will he like me in this or that’ or ‘what if he doesn’t like me at all’. I mean, GIVE IT A REST, Lady! If he likes you, he likes you! Period.
I have no idea when will the time come when girls will stop dressing up too much just to validate themselves for boys. So there, I blame boys for their high expectations.

When you’re busy fighting, crying, yelling at your guy and he shows no signs of comforting you, books will always jump to your rescue, needless to ask. They will be there, ready to give you an escape, and take you to a different world altogether. They don’t want anything in return (except that please keep them in a good condition.) Sometimes, a better world.

You can read a book in your own time. Boys, they constantly need attention, they need to be fed, and don’t even get me started what happens when they’re horny. You can read through a whole book and be done with it and then not open it ever again. You can start over it any time you want from any page. It understands your pace. Book is your loyal lover, best friend and companion.

Books don’t have commitment issues, or ex-lovers you are threatened of, hidden past and stuff like that. Books are just as they are. To be with you as long as you live, even longer. Books don’t take back their words. You can open a page days, weeks, months or even years later, and you can be sure of the what it says.

Books will let you move on. If you decide you no longer have interest in your book, you can be rid of it, and it won’t bug you like a lost puppy to take it back. Books can’t stalk you, unlike some boys I know.

Image

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not here to criticize boys. They are also amazing, sweet and c’mon they’re human beings(with a heart and pulse and everything). They can hold you late at night and can comfort you with their warm bodies so close to you. They can tell you exactly what you want to hear. They can cuddle you to death and even love you unconditionally. But as a single person, I was just thinking that in almost 80 percent of the situations, I’d take a book over a man any day, since it’s just easy and laid-back. You don’t have to give any answers, you don’t have to explain.
All you have to do is, READ.

5 Great Myths About Writing

People write for various reasons. Some take it as a hobby, and it’s a career for some. Some write to sort out their feelings and some write to tell a story.

Each and every person in this world has a story to tell. And all of them also have the freedom to do so. Anybody can write. One of the best things about writing is, it does not require any prerequisite skills or a degree. All it needs is a drive to write. The Passion.

A friend of mine once quoted, ‘Writing is like a child, you have to nurture it.’

It’s true. You cannot write something and expect it to be perfect.
 It’s okay to make mistakes, it’s okay to fall short of words, it’s okay if doesn’t make any sense at first.
The only way to find out if you’re a good writer or a bad one, is to WRITE.

So here are the great myths about writing.

1. You need some sort of inspiration to write.
Writing never just happens! It takes a great amount of time and effort. Nobody becomes a ‘good writer’ overnight. Waiting around for ideas and inspiration won’t help. Just start with a normal day-to-day experience and you’ll be good to go. Atleast, that will give you a headstart.

2. You can only write if you use a ‘sophisticated’ vocabulary.
Using a strong vocabulary is necessarily not a bad thing. But using huge words can make your entire writing complicated and difficult for the reader to even understand it. As long as it tells a good story, and gives you a sense of satisfaction, you have nothing to worry about. The vocabulary only needs to be simple and clear enough to convey the story without getting in the way. So stick to the original form. And Keep it simple, silly!

3. You can only write if you read a lot.
Of course the people who write are avid readers, but that doesn’t mean it is a necessity. It only helps to fuel your imagination more, not create it. Reading only makes you a better READER. Only writing can make you a better writer. You don’t need to read to express yourself. It just provides you with a chain of thoughts.

4. You can only write if you have a degree in literature, otherwise not.
This is true ONLY if you want a job as an editor, or writing for newspapers or magazines. No one else cares about your education when it comes to good writing. All anyone wants, or cares about, is a good story, well told.
Higher education has little history of graduating successful fiction writers.

5. “I’m not a Born Writer”.
Many people believe that great writers are born, not made – a most unfortunate misconception.
Let me tell you something, writers are NOT born. The very fine example I have is of Mr. Chetan Bhagat. I don’t think in his initial stages of life, he would have ever thought that he’d become this successful a writer. But looking at that IIT and IIM Alumni today, it’s hard to believe that he has writing as a career.
The only thing you need to know is what to write, how to write and how to practice it further.

 Image

So start writing my friends. Also while writing on your laptop or computer, disconnect your internet for a while! It surely helps you from getting distracted.
It happens that people tend to write when they’re too happy or way too sad. While that is the case, take advantage of it ! Take the good or the bad in your life, and turn it into a beautiful piece of art.

“Sometimes the story finds the storyteller, not the other way round.”
– Neverwas (movie)

 

 

F.R.I.E.N.D.S. : It’s not just a TV show.

ImageFRIENDS is one the most awesome things I’ve ever encountered. I only got to watch this show when I was in the 9th grade, and I have had an unhealthy obsession with it ever since. This show will always have a special place in my heart. I have learnt so much about the power of love, friendship and the importance of friends in our life. It basically tells us how our lives can be full of ups and downs, and then more downs, but having friends can make it a whole lot worthwhile. Over the time I realized that it’s not just some TV show, but it is a show that everyone can relate to.

Everyone that knows me would know how excited I become when anybody even mentions FRIENDS in their conversation. And the next moment I’m imitating the characters, quoting different episodes, debating who is a better character than whom. It’s a never-ending topic.

Today, I’m 19 years old, and in this span of 5 years since I first started watching it, I’ve watched each and every episode close enough to a gazillion times. No other show I have seen till now, could match up to the level of humor, drama, friendship and my loyalty to this show.

Even today, when I’m feeling low, I switch on my laptop, and I start watching the series right from the beginning, and by the end of 2-3 episodes, I am so engrossed in it, that I even forget the problem I had in the first place.

So here is a list of things (some realistic, some not-so-realistic) that I learnt from this show:

1.  Never use “We were on a break” as an excuse. EVER. Unless you want to end up having a terrible break-up like Ross, that too with the girl of her dreams a.k.a. Rachel.

2. ‘Cupping’ is not a part of measuring pants. That only happens in prison. And it’s okay when it’s hernia.

3. Within a group of mixed boy and girl friends it’s inevitable that you will hook up with at least one of them.
Believe me, this is true. No more of an explanation is needed..

4. Its not smelly cat’s fault. It’s whatever-they-are-feeding-her.

5. Meat is not an ingredient in a trifle. Always, ALWAYS check if two pages of a recipe book aren’t stuck together. Otherwise you’ll end up making something which tastes like FEET!

6. When moving a couch upstairs, PIVOT!

Image7. Never bet your apartment in a game of “who knows who the best”. The apartment you get in the trade might not be as sanitized as you’d like.

8. Never put your head in a turkey. Also don’t use the phrase ‘spread the legs’ while taking it out of someone’s head.

9. Always double-check your measurements when making an entertainment unit. Unless you want your doors to be partly blocked. Also, it’s an electric drill–you get me, you kill me. And don’t get in the entertainment system because you might get locked in and robbed.

Image10. JOEY DOESN’T SHARE FOOD!! Unless you don’t want him to call you back and take you out on another date ever. Better yet, ALWAYS order extra fries for the table.

Image11. The Adam’s apple is not named after each individual man. So if your name is Joey, it is still called ‘Adam’s apple’ and not the Joey’s apple.

12. A silent auction is not a contest to guess the right price. Unless you want the wind in your hai-aarms, the peace and quiet that you’ve always wanted, you want to get back to nature and go fishing. And of course have $20,000 in your bank account.

13. Yemen is a good place to escape unwanted girlfriends. Especially if said girlfriend makes terrifying noises when she laughs.

14. Always say the right name at the altar. Especially if its your second marriage and you don’t need another divorce under your belt. If you’re the third party in this scenario, stay the hell away from London. Or, at the very least, listen to Dr. House.

15. Everybody has a lobster in life. As Phoebe says you can see lobster soul-mates walking around the beach with their claws linked together. You will also find your lobster, just like Ross and Rachel did.

16.  Everyone has an identical hand twin. And also make great money out of it, because of course, sane people will always pay you just to watch you and your identical hand twin.

17.  There are seven basic erogenous zones. You got one, two, three, four, five, six, and seven. Alright. You could start out with a little one. A two. A one, two, three. A three. A five. A four. A three, two. Two. A two, four, six. Two, four, six. Four. Two. Two. Four, seven! Five, seven! Six, seven! Seven! Seven! Seven! Seven! Seven! Seven! Seven! Seven! Seven!

18. Quitting the gym is just as hard as quitting the bank. Especially when they have a dreamy spandex girl working for them.

19. Everyone is entitled to a ‘freebie’ list of 5 celebrities that they can sleep with if the opportunity presents itself. Never, NEVER get that list laminated. We all know how it ended up for Ross.

20. And finally for the guys, remember, it’s not that common, it doesn’t happen to every guy and it is a big deal!!

EXAMINATION BLUES.

Okay, so the crazy, nail-biting, bloodsucking season has finally arrived.

Here’s to the EXAMS SEASON.

Yessir, It’s THAT time of the year when,

  1. The never-ending syllabus surprises you every second. :O
  2. Coffee is all that there is in your system.
  3. Suddenly ‘the zombie-nerd look’ is in vogue. B-)
  4. Your bed becomes your best friend, and your alarm clock, your greatest enemy.
  5. You break-up with your smartphone, going back to the medieval times of ‘text messages’. 😀
  6. Oh the laziness, don’t even start on that. You just have to have your afternoon naps, because one should get enough sleep, otherwise your retaining power becomes low (whoever came up with that was a genius. 😛 Me? I only care about dark-circles :D)
  7. The person who did not even think of sleeping before 2 AM, starts following ‘Early to Bed, Early to rise’ religiously. Well as easy it is to achieve, ‘Early to Bed’, that ‘Early to rise’ somehow gets lost under the layers of blankets. 😀
  8. Suddenly all your favourite movies choose to be aired  on TV at the same time!
  9. Your long-lost dream of working on your talents resurfaces.
  10. Your favourite author’s novel is there in the market, and you just HAVE to read it before any of your friends do and ruin it for you.
  11. Your love for internet goes overboard. 😀
  12. Facebook is filled with suicidal statuses. 😐
  13. Anything becomes a topic of discussion, as long as it is keeping you away from your books, and you tell yourself that it’s ‘CREATIVE DISCUSSION’. 😛
  14. When you try and convince yourself every freakin’ minute, that marks are not important nowadays, what’s important is ‘What you learn’. (Yeah, the fuck I care.)
  15. Your future stops making any sense, if your life has any meaning at all, what are you doing with it, where is it going.. blah blah.
  16. Staring at the wall becomes so fucking interesting (People are SO right about this).
  17. You start making a list of all the things you’re gonna do once your exams are over, even though deep inside you know, some of those things are not even possible. 😛
  18. Your social life becomes extinct, and you wonder if all your friends weren’t imaginary in the first place. 😛
  19. You’re even ready to do the household chores your mom tells you to do, without any complaining ! (I mean, What is THAT transformation about, huh? ) 😀
  20. When your visits to the nearest temple become regular. 😛

And coming to ME (what, you think I do ALL of those? :O oh fuck, who am I kidding? :D), when you’re actually ready to write about things you do during exam time, when you can really utilize that time to study. (Oh c’mon, people need to know and relate to it !)

Now if you’ll excuse me, I have some crazy thinking regarding How-to-study-efficiently to do. Maybe I’ll come up with the 21st point. 😀

OkBye. Good Luck.

And people with their exams over? (Yes, the DU people), why don’t you just, you know, REALLY die of excitement of your exams being over? 😐