Tuesday, November 24, 2009

When I met A Social Networking Ghost...

It was exactly 12:30 AM when I thought I was having a weird dream. I tried to get up so I can switch on the light and the fan. Surprisingly, I couldn't... What more??? I saw a thin, tall girl trying to squeeze in my bed!

Before I knew it; I was having a conversation with a ghost for the first time in my life and this was how it went:

ME: Why are you here?
GHOST: I don't want to die with all of you... (in Hindi)

I was surprised! She didn't want to die with us? But she's already dead right??? Anyway, I went on with our conversation while she was doing Yoga... No wonder she had such a nice figure... Hmmm...

ME: How did you find me?
GHOST: Orkut!

As soon as she said this; she disappeared and I could move myself and switched on the light.

Was it a DREAM??? Or was it REAL???

I sat and thought about it... If it would have been a dream I would have been able to move but I couldn't like I mentioned earlier...

Also, what interest me the most; was that she mentioned that she found me through Orkut!!! How can this be possible??? Not many people can get the spelling of my name correct... (I can't remember hearing anything more 'cause she was too soft spoken...)

I don't know if she will visit again... If she does... The update will happen here...

I however, would like to hear from all of you what's your thought on this...

Can this be real??? Especially, that she's a social networking ghost...

Friday, October 9, 2009

Do we?

Happy are we when we were together,
Moments passed and we stray far;
Will we ever meet again in life's journey?
Someone or something we're not we try to be.

In our own journey we're engrossed,
Previous roads never more do we want to cross;
Life's a river we all want to keep it flowing,
Each day we fight so we can keep rolling.

Past memories come back,
Some that we love to reminisce;
Some we love to not look back,
Though they might be the things we lack.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Moments: The Story of i10 and DUM DUM

DUM DUM saw i10 for the first time when DUM DUM had gone for an interview in i10's office... However, i10 didn't notice DUM DUM...

A week after the interview; DUM DUM joined i10's company... They were both introduced to each other... Soon after they discovered that they are both from the same place... Except that i10 had left the birthplace after 9 years and settled in Bangalore...

However, these two share a very unique friendship given that they've known each other only for 4 months now...

i10 is 2 years older than DUM DUM... But DUM DUM behaves like the older one... Don't get angry i10... But this is what DUM DUM feels. :)

Never once do these two ever had a fight and most importantly; they both share the same views and values... I guess it's the place where they were born :). I pray and hope that these two will never have a fight... Even if they do;I hope it strengthens their friendship...

Those of you who would read this might ask if this is really a friendship story...

Yes, it is! i10 and DUM DUM are just nick names of these two people who shares a very special friendship, the kind of friendship they have never shared with any of their friends before.

The story doesn't end here... For quite sometime i10 was depressed since DUM DUM left the job and joined a new one...

DUM DUM doesn't think that i10 was cribbing every time i10 brought up the topic of finding a new job. However, it was never only one person's prayers that the friendship flourishes and keeping them both happy and content at the moment with things going on in their life so far...

Watch out for this space for more adventure of i10 and DUM DUM!

A Walk Inside...

It's been a long time since I posted something... It's a surprise, but I found an inspiration from one of my own poems today. That's why the topic "A walk inside".

I wonder why that each time I write only one person seems to be the Inspiration and The Light that has been guiding me so far???

Can it be because I've spent most of my life and the best moment with that person?

I think so... He's the only father figure I've ever known all my life. From my childhood till I was a teenager...

Even though I was not treated like a normal kid; I never cared that I never did what other kids of my age were doing... In stead, I would sit at home and learn about my people and my culture... Rituals and tradition... So on and so forth...

Even if I might not have gone through what my childhood friends had; I never once thought that going for parties or doing things which they thought was fun could make a difference to life...

Seeing the way I am, they always teased that I was too scared to go against my grand parents' restrictions... Well, I was never scared of them neither am I scared of them now... However, they mean the world to me so I wouldn't do a thing which will hurt them... And more than anything else; I wouldn't do a thing to upset my Grand Dad...

I just wished he had more time to spend with me... He'll always be my INSPIRATION and THE LIGHT of my life forever...

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Happiness...

Sometimes we regret the decisions made... I never thought I'd be in this state ever in my life... I was always sure of what I wanted and for that matter, I've always achieved my goals until now... I thought I'd be happier by leaving something I had cherised for almost two years and moved on... I was wrong!

Being back to the place I had loved, I was happier; but not as happy as I would have been otherwise... The responsibilities grew as I grow older... But how do I fulfill each one of them when the means required to achieve those results are but a bunch of wasted options? Moreover, with the disturbances that haunt me time and again, I feel like giving up everything and hibernate...

ABSOLUTE happiness, I know is hard to find... Writing is the only means that is helping me as of now to be content with myself... However, one option; as discussed with my closest friend is the means that could help me be in that state of ABSOLUTE... Then again, she also mentioned that the option I'm looking at is not doable and will be degrading for me and I will end up hurting myself rather than achieving my GOAL!

Life hasn't gone full circle yet and I feel as if I've completed one round of it... Interesting is what I would say... I will keep searching for the INSPIRATION and OPTIONS till I reach my GOAL...

Friday, June 26, 2009

Oh... It's still a long way!

Just when I thought I was closer to THE goal... The road seem long and winding again... The more I try to get my thoughts clearer in achieving my objectives, the more uncertain it becomes...

Do we all need to go through this in life? Or am I the only one, I wonder? With every step I feel I've completed and gone a long way when I looked back... However, It's just a mere step taken...

I keep telling myself I need to be optimistic... There's so much to be achieved in so less time...

At this moment, the following song is the only thing that keeps me going:

Seconds hours so many days
You know what you want but how long can you wait
Every moment last forever if you feel you’ve lost your way
What if your chances are already gone
Started believing that I could be wrong
But you give me one good reason
to fight and never walk away

'Cause here I am — still holding on!

Every step you climb another mountain
Every breath its harder to believe

You’ll make it through the pain (or through all your aches and pains)
Weather the hurricane
To get to that one thing

When you think the road is going nowhere
Just when you’ve almost gave up on your dreams
Then take it by the hand and show you that you can

You can go higher
You can go deeper
There are no boundaries
Above and beneath you
Break every rule 'cause there’s nothing between you
and your dreams

Every step you climb another mountain
Every breathe its harder to believe

Thanks to Kara Dioguardi for writing such a beautiful song.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

So it does...

And so it continues... I yearned for it... I got it... Isn't it great? I always know you will never leave me on my own... The obstacles I faced were nothing, compared to the support and love you continue to shower on me...

I even questioned your existence... However, you showed to me that you are really there... The light that will always guide me even if I'm in the deepest dilemma of my life...

Inside of me I know you are... Searching for you only when I needed was a mistake I always commit... Every time I find you again... I feel safe and secure... Never more I said to myself will I neglect your existence...

Happy was I when you helped me through the most difficult time that I went through... Time and again you pull me up back to life and still grant me my wishes that I yearn for every second of my life...

I'm afraid to have to tell you... "I told you so"...

This whole thing sounds confusing... Doesn't it??? Well... May be HE will enlighten you as well once you believe in him... :)

Monday, April 27, 2009

Ka Por...

Hmmm... I really don't know what to write... Haven't written anything for a long time... I just feel the need to write something in my Mother Tongue today... Here goes...

Por ka iaid... Ngam shym poi pyrkhat ba tang kawei ka jingkwah, ka pynlong ia nga haduh katne haduh ba teng teng nga sngew kumba nga lah leh bakla eiei...

Hynrei nga lah iaishah bun sien ia ki diengpyngkiang ba wan ha ka lynti iaid jongnga... Nga tip kine kiei kiei ki jia na bynta ka jingbha jongnga... Tengkhat nga kylli ialade lada kaei kaba nga lah leh ka dei ne em? Ne nga lah bakla shisha... Ha kata ka por nga ioh jubab bad ngan sa kmen biang...

Nga kyrmen ba mynta ruh... Phin don ryngkat bad nga... Phin pynkmen ia nga... Bad ba phin pynurlong ia ki jingkyrpad jongnga...

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Friday, February 20, 2009

What's in the Name?


For a long time I wondered why do I have the most unique name. I never even once tried reasoning why my name is Baniaikynmaw?

For the past few days I've been thinking of various names for my new born niece but was unable to think of any unique Khasi name. This let me into thinking about my own name instead.

How did my mom decide to give me such a unique name? I couldn't think of any valid reason why this one particular name since my grand mom had given me a Christian name and a very common one at that...

Today the 20 of February 09, after almost 25 years I came to know why I'm Baniaikynmaw.

I felt so special when my mom told me the reason why I was given this name. The name was chosen so that my grand mom will always remember my dad by seeing ME!

Saturday, January 31, 2009

The week that was.

The big launch... The new campaign... New learning... Frantic phone calls... You name it... I experienced them all in this last week of the month... Phew... Glad we made it!

My first involvement with the campaign began four or five months ago... Along with my other team members we prepared the media plan... Once it was sent to the client... We thought... Rather I thought! Well that's it... This is nothing big... But... (As always, there is always a 'but'. I know it sounds cliched) I was wrong! In the meanwhile, I lost interest in the new product that the client is planning to launch...

Till late December I realised how important the new campaign is... Then I started getting my thoughts back again... It's wake up time. Everyone had something or the other to do... We were never free till the tasks are completed.

Finally, when all is said and done; we deserved all the appreciation we got :)

I really enjoyed what I did and went through and it was quite a learning for me even though I had been here in the last two years... Of course there were other lessons learned but this new launch has the biggest impact in my life... And I pray that I come across more learning in the time to come.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Pyar Ke Pal

Two years back... Just before I left Bangalore to join my first job... The only song that rings in my mind was "Pal" by KK. One of my classmates and close friend Vic, had recorded a video of the whole batch with the song as the background...

Hum, rahen ya na rahen kal
Kal yaad aayenge ye pal
Pal, ye hain pyar ke pal
Chal, aa mere sang chal
Chal, soche kya
Chhoti si, hai zindagi
Kal, mil jaaye to hogi khush-naseeb

Then, we were a very close knitted batch and used to mails one another when we would be away from College for the internships... Those days were fun.

Now... We hardly have the time to talk to each other except on g talk, texts and once in a while phone calls...

Today, while sitting in the office and completing my first Instruction Documents for the day... The same song was playing on my media player... Reminiscing those college days and brought back fond memories of the College, Teachers and each and everyone in my Class...

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Outfit let down.

The first time I get to go to a client's meeting by myself... I was quite nervous and excited at the same time.

My ex-boss always insisted that we wear formals to work... I always do that... Like for everyone else in the advertising industry we're allowed to be in our casuals every Friday.

Well... Yesterday, I was too lazy to iron my clothes and slipped on my t-shirt and jeans. I was sitting pretty in the office doing my work and sipping my coffee...

At exactly 11.15 am, my phone rang and it was my client asking me to be present for a meeting with one of the publishers.

Alarmed! I didn't even have time to react... I took a chance and went there for the meeting... Everyone was in their formals... I was the odd one out... I was so embarrassed I couldn't utter a single word...

I decided that from today onwards I'll not wear casuals on weekdays... What a let down?

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Embarrass. No! I'm Thankful.

Well... Some might think it's a funny incident... But to me... It's scary... It's been more than three years since I met with an accident but I still haven't got over the fear...

I never had any problems crossing the roads by myself back home... I guess 'cause it's a very small city... Where I am right now... I can't even think of doing that on my own... To leave home is such a pain... I have to take an auto rickshaw from right in front of the house... Even if the directions are on opposite sides I'll still ask the auto driver to come to where am standing.

Everyday the auto drivers in front of my house would drop me right in front of the office, so I don't need to cross the road. But today, I was stuck!

I had to go for a meeting to the client's office and the auto was standing right opposite... There were very few cars initially from both sides of the road... When I was about to cross, there were more cars coming in the way... I was furious... I couldn't cross... I waited for at least five minutes and I needed to be at the meeting at 11.30 am sharp!

With the time ticking... I was nervous. "What if I am late for the meeting?" "What if they think am unpunctual?"... While these thoughts ran in my head... Somebody across the road, took my hand and helped me cross the road!

Finally! Guess who helped me? It was embarrassing for me but I'm thankful to the auto driver who helped me crossed the road and helped me reach the destination two minutes prior to the meeting. What a start!

Just Us.


I don't remember when was the last time I was really myself? Hmmm... I wondered if this is really happening again? Well, finally it did!

More than six months... Just phone calls and text messages... We decided to meet on 31 December 08... We never did! We were all caught up with work...

Finally, we met on 17 January 09... The best time of my life! Never felt more at home and relaxed. There were the four of us and Damien was our host that day. The food, the drinks and the stories we all had for the time we didn't meet were shared.

The whole time was spent eating, chatting and more drinking... We didn't have any TV to watch or music system... Not that we need any... The entertainment as always is my cousin... What more? He can't stop talking... At least one of us had more energy than anyone.

By the time we went to sleep it was almost dawn... All of us woke up by 8 am and had a little breakfast and by noon the drinking sessions continued... We talked about life, work and our boy friends and girl friends... What a session it was... Before coming back to Chennai, we visited Su's new place... It's so warm and cute...

Reality hit me again when I reached the bus stand and I will always cherish the time we all spent together till we meet again...