Bad Start?

Bad news for a new template...
Heck it was bad news in the first message to my new number!
My good friend Naveen met with an accident on the way back from college.

We had a treat from teaching staff today (Thanks for the treat! But Chicken Biriyani would have been better! :P). We went to college for the treat. Spent our time chatting to friends and loitering around.
Usually we have a pitstop on our way back. Me and Anand went ahead of others and we waited for them to come up. We waited for some time and I decided to call someone and check. Suddenly I found a message which said "An accident happnd da. Please come." from Hafeez. I called him and we rushed to the hospital.
I was dumbstruck when I saw a totally swollen faced Pattu who was almost fainting. Doc had placed him on observation for two hours.

Here is how it happened.
Hafeez gave the Activa to Naveen for riding as he was having a sore eye. Just a while from our college, a cyclist jumped into the middle of the road and Activa hit the cycle and fell. Hafeez fell on top of Naveen. Rajeev, who was coming from behind, crashed into the cycle and fell. A couple of other bikes also fell down.
Only Naveen was hurt and he was immediately taken to the hospital by Thakkudu.
Hafeez ignored the people gathered around and started after it.

Pappoos was stuck there as people stopped him from going. The Police SI came and took the key from Rajeev. He was wise and said he didn't know the crashed vehicle. The public let Rajeev go.
When we reached hospital, the cycle guy also came. He was with several people. A guy came to me and Dinkan and introduced himself as CPM local commitee guy. Told us the guy was an employee of a tailor who lived with that cycle ( I thought tailors stiched cloths!) And we had to take care of it. Then the guy tried to show his injury to his head. All we could see was hair! Then they saw Naveen and softened up.

Dinkan called his father, a respected man in the partycircles, who promptly joined us and talked with the people for us. After a lot of haggling we could settle for Rs 1000.
Not because, we were the culprits. Because we rode the bigger vehicle and we were college students. Also the guy was poor and he told a lot of things about his family ( Senti! boohoo! )
1000 bucks for a second hand cycle?
Fuck them! They would all lose the same. Each one of them!
We decided to settle because the process is way to complicated if we go the legal way. DInkan's father is a lawyer and he knows best in regard to these things. In the middle of this Anand got into a verbal spat with some local assholes. I had to cool him down before he said something really bad.

Pattu was released only at 8 Pm and we got back homes around 9.
He is fine now. With some patch work in face :-(
Just this morning I had mentioned how "dashing" he looked in his Kurta...It tore...:-(
I think Haf said he never got him on the road in the morning...It feels bad when things like this happen.

In the end:
We lose a lot of money. Haf has some good expenses coming to repair his bike. CPM gains a few votes. The comrades get some drinks! (One of them was already drunk...) Fuck the marxists and don't vote for them!

I dedicate the song "Roadhouse Blues" by The Doors to all my motoring friends and others too.
Ah Keep your eyes on the road,
Your hands upon the wheel.
Keep your eyes on the road
Your hands upon the wheel.
Yeah, we're going to the roadhouse,
Gonna have a real good-time.

A tag...

I found this one floating around. I decided to do it as I have nothing else to do.
:0 actually a lot! 2 exams tommorow+some project work+pending assignment etc...
Still not feeling like doing might as well write this one...

1.Grab the book nearest to you, turn on page 18 and find line 4.

...manners of the hotel manager and the averted eyes of the... (Cocaine Nights by J G Ballard...have been holding this for 6 weeks now...have'nt read so far...)

2.Stretch your left arm out as far as you can.

I must be looking ridiculous like a girl looking at nails after doing it... :P

3. What is the last thing you watched on TV?

Debate between C P John of CMP and a CPI guy (I forgot the name) regarding smart city. (Marxists and Commiessuck! Vote for UDF for bringing the smart city!)

4.Without looking, guess what time it is?

11 PM?

5. Now look at the clock, what is the actual time?

11:07 PM!

6. With the exception of the computer, what can you hear?

The creaking of fan and sound water dripping from the sunshade...

7. When did you last step outside? What were you doing?

Probably around 5 pm...was confined to the house and I was sleeping till 7.

8. Before you started this survey, what did you look at?

Divine Thoughts of Divya.

9. What are you wearing?

Yellow Shorts...

10. Did you dream last night?

I did...Donno what....

11. When did you last laugh?

Probably at college...while we (boys) were sitting in front of the library block...some ribbing by Tarzan on Rahul...

12. What is on the walls of the room you are in?

Tubelight, two plugpoints, a rusty cloth hanger in which a ripping calendar is places, a water seeped patch (my room is directly below the water tank...), the painting of Saraswathy sitting on a rock by Raja Ravi Varma, a big poster of a Blue Harley Davidson (has been up there since I was 15), a bulb and a switchboard...
All these are in clockwise direction from where I sit...

13. Seen anything weird lately? has a bright orange patch on its display :(( has to take it to the service centre...didnt get time last week...hope it doesnt get any worse...

14. What do you think of this quiz?

I like far!

15. What is the last film you saw?

Watched a full movie? Then it would be Remember the Titans...watched it last night on my computer...
If its half watched...Then it would be Bladerunner...was watching it before I got online...about 35 mins watched I guess...

16. If you became a multimillionaire overnight, what would you buy?

Lots of stuff...
First may be something for my a statement with all the loans cleared...

17. Tell me something about you that I dunno.

I don't know how to drive...nor do I have a license...

18. If you could change one thing about the world, regardless of guilt or politics, what would you do?

Hmmm...I see world as balanced...but I would like to have everyone to have their own piece of land...and the entire area to be filled with green grass and trees and birds...ala in cartoons like Kipper the Dog...

19. Do you like to dance?

I like to dance and shake some weird moves in my bathroom. I would be dead twice over before I do it in public.
Also does air guitar playing and head banging count as dance?

20. George Bush.

A stupid US President with conniving commercial interests...

21. Imagine your first child is a girl, what do you call her?

To be frank...I have no idea...

22. Imagine your first child is a boy, what do you call him?

same as before...But l like the name Niranjan a lot...not very common and good... (may be because its the name Mohanlal has in Summer in Bethleham. I like his character a lot) and my cousin once mentioned he will name his kid with this its a race!

23. Would you ever consider living abroad?

Visit for a while for a long time no...I am dreading going to abroad now :O

24.What do you want GOD to say to you when you reach the pearly gates?

Dude! you rock!

25. 4 people who must also do this meme in their journal.

Arti, Meenu, Cybermenace, Bleakhawk and all of my friends in the fellowship...

Below are some more pictures from College...for Best viewing watch it bottom up...will post more later...problem is some 2000+ snaps are there...and some are fairly intimate...Didn't post photos from ur fights and all...will post that after I get hold of pics from Rahul...

Posters we stuck on the wall to make public autographs... Posted by Picasa
Which Resulted in this! "All S8 CS students should meet me to appear for the series test on 17th april 06- Prof.GK" he was watching us from the other block and when we realised it we scooted away from the class to find this on our return! Posted by Picasa
Calamity on Final day...Glitter and water on clothes...faces and more impotantly on the class room... Posted by Picasa
The Final day in our lab... From bottom to top...Panackal and Rahul, Me and Hafeez, Jackie and Dinkan, Nitin and Rajappan, Kiran and Prabodh, Pappu and Divakar... Posted by Picasa
The last photograph taken by Dhanya! Thats my fist btw! Posted by Picasa
The road block in Peroorkada due to festival... Posted by Picasa
More than half the class in this I think... Posted by Picasa
A pic on our lawns... Posted by Picasa
Hafeez shooting...Kozhi running away... Posted by Picasa
Boys playing Football...I was the snapman... Posted by Picasa
Aftermath of below... Posted by Picasa
Thakkudu was lifte and pushed down to the small pond below...Hafeez also lost his balance Posted by Picasa
Pic from our College... Posted by Picasa

On to the open roads...

One era has passed by me...
4 years of my life...
Changed me so much...imbibed some good qualities and added some bad habits(?) to my repertoire.
Nothing much on the academic side...
Still sucks pretty bad...has to work my ass of to get a decent farewell from the University.

But as a person, this period has impacted so much. I relished every moment of my college life. Even the bad times. I have a fairshare of it. Never had I been a good friend to people before this. Now people trust me with their secrets. This means a lot to me. Never thought of myself as an important part of others life and never was.

Getting into this college was my choice and so far I have not regretted it in the least. I believed that everything happens for a purpose and still believes so. Life takes us in different directions. Just when you think you have sorted it out it just surprises you.

I don't know what is in store for me. Plans are there. Too many plans...Needs a focus I lack...Just hoping that I would having a good life in less than an years time.

I take this space to give my tribute to all my friends in the college. The people who made a difference to my life.
You never know whom you are going to be in contact with and with whom you are not...anyways I just hope atleast some of them does stay for a while...and a couple stays for a long time...
Will miss my class...A prank bearing chori bearing friends...and the people who do the same to me...
Will miss playing cupid...will miss eating from others lunch boxes...Will miss arguing with Teachers...Will miss running away from Principal if not in the dress code :P
Will miss the pitstop were we smoked...will miss the beautiful route to my college...
Heck I am forgetting a lot...
I don't think such stuff could be done anywhere else...of the least in your workplace!

Hope...Hope that everything turns out well...Everyone gets to a good position and lead a good life...No matter where they are...


Song Recommendation: Nickelback-Photograph ("Look at this photograph...Every time I see it makes me laugh...My eyes get so wet...")

Kozhi Suleena...

You Have Low Self Esteem 40% of the Time

Generally, you feel pretty darn great about who you are, even when you mess up or fail.
Occasionally, a huge setback will make you question yourself, but you pick yourself up quickly.

Prize Distribution...

The presentation was hosted by Rahul...
The panel consisted of Yours Truly, Nitin (that fair,handsome guy), Nibin (the bearded handsome guy), Rahul The Dinkan ( Spectacled handsome dude) and Naveen aka Pattu ( another spectacled handsome dude who doesnt need to shave!)
Hafeez demanded a 2nd runners up trophy which was rejected. Vineeth got a nice prize as seen here! Preethi got a decent toothpick and a sugarpill to eat before that!
Preethi kicks ass! Of a poor Vineeth who was trying hard to keep his pants on his ass!

3 remaining...

Hafeez after lasting a long time (and pushing others too!) gets out of the race...

Musical Chair...

After some pics, its time for a video. Its the video of us playing musical chair :P (Yeah! We had nothing else to do and it was damn fun!)
Will post more if I fell like uploading and you like watching them...
Me and Jackie...The sunset of an era? Posted by Picasa
We and Yogi...(the guy with blue checks...) Posted by Picasa
I scream...Icecream! Posted by Picasa
Paru with her creation... Posted by Picasa
Me, Dinkan and Haf...Bad, bad digicam! Posted by Picasa
At Shankhumukham beach... Posted by Picasa
Prabodh and Jyothi dancing... Posted by Picasa
Hi5 revealed...its Hafeez... Posted by Picasa
Patched up and now good friends... Posted by Picasa
Ready and willing... Posted by Picasa
Hafeez being manhandled... Posted by Picasa
Start of the party... Posted by Picasa