The world is going online.

I chat online, I work online, I even sleep online!!! (Remember my zzzzzzzz status on gtalk?)
Then why not choose my husband online???


This and a lot more I faced when I suggested this to my Mom!
Why is it such a big deal?
Whats the harm??

Sounds strange? ...I think not!
Most of us dwell n drool on the same lines –
Why can’t our parents get into the internet trend?
Why can’t they open their minds to our new ideas???

Oh!! Mom!
You don’t even know how to open your mail box!! When will you learn????

I guess the last one is a very common sight… I myself experience it everyday!
And Mom simply gives a meek smile which says – “Please Aastha, do this for me child!”
And then, for a few minutes, I understand her and do her jobs.

In those few minutes, I seem to understand every ORTHODOX n OBNOXIOUS idea that my parents believe in.
The acceptance of simple fact, that the online world is too big and too fast for them to get into just like that, and which I don’t appear to appreciate otherwise, suddenly falls on me like boulders!

“Its all right Mom, I’ll do it… relax!
And she would just give me a look of gratitude and go off to rest. And I am left to plummet into the realizations of their world.

Their...My parents!!!

(I think I have more to be continued...suggestions welcomed)

Single…Ready To Mingle!

The complexities of college romances are beyond me!!

I have a dozen couples around me to give an example of! ... Ahha…don’t get too not taking any names.
How people change when they get that special someone!!
Oh noo my dear friend I didn’t mean you!

Ever been the stuck-in-middle-single-friend? ... All my friends seem to find someone or the other….and to worsen it…..their special someone is also my friend!
And I am left alone among a swarm of couples….watching them go hand in hand…giving mysterious smiles to each other….as if im nothing but a tissue paper lying next to them!

HE carries her bag ....SHE makes sure she is behind him every moment!
And if ever I happen to end up in the canteen with them… HA!
He pays for her…he gets her order….
Aastha…shell out 10 if u want to have anything!

So much for friendship!

As I watch them cozying with each other….I feel u rush of embarrassment to be spotted with this madly-in-love twosome…

Every moment spent with them is a constant reminder of my single status…
And THAT is a not good thing for any college student to be reminded of!
Every now and then I wonder what it would be like when I have a partner. I even plan my dates sitting right there...and list all those silly things that I see my friend couple doing….and decide that I won’t be doing this with my date!.... as if im the current love guru and know exactly what has to be done and what not!

People don’t have a sense of choice I tell u!
Yet im the one alone…!
I wonder why!

I feel lonely…
I feel ignored…
I feel left out…

I feel I am not good enough to be loved…else why wudnt I have someone beside me too!
One of my friends even considered hiring a boyfriend to escape from this irksome situation!! Infact we are always consoling each other that we will get someone after college for sure!

But as the fate has to be....a single is a single...

So I set to find new friends who share the same SINGLE status with me!

But alas!
There aint too many left of those!
As if that were not enough…

My couple friends come up to me and tell me…

Don’t u ever think u need to feel uncomfortable when u r with us!
U are our friend!

Inchoation.....beginning to develop

Hey all!
Here's a hesitant writer making an attempt to get over the fear of writing the 'not-good' stuff...
I always a fear that people won't like my writing...which is largely becoz of the excellent writers i am surrounded by!
But this time...i begin to develop..
i urge to write even the bad ones....
and look forward to the day when ppl will leave comments saying.....U write Well!!