This Virtual Reality

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Came across you online one day,
just another friend i made today,
words were exchanged and thoughts matched,
i found you were different so similar to me.

We talked some more and then realised,
we live so close and still never crossed paths,
further conversation surprised me even more,
we studied in the same school some years apart.

Reminiscing about school and the fun we had,
teachers and crushes and pranks we played,
good old days came to mind as we conversed,
was it so long ago it seems like just yesterday.

As we took a trip down memory lane,
we agreed life was so much more fun then,
no hurdles,no responsibilities just play and make merry,
parents to scold and love and pamper us always.

It feels nice knowing someone sharing the same playground,
someone passing through the same corridor and classrooms,
spanked by the same teachers sitting on the same bench too,
fearing the principal while leaning outside as punishment.

Thanks to this virtual world i found you my schoolmate,
we took a trip down memory lane and i cherish those days,
the innocence, the smiles, the warmth and the naughtiness,
those days won’t come back but fond memories will remain.



When i think about rain it brings back memories of my childhood.For us it was time to put on our rainy shoes,wear those colourful raincoats and keep splattering water all over by jumping in puddles.As we grew older the raincoats were replaced by colourful umbrellas which actually didnot give much protection!!But they were so colourful..I remember one specific umbrella gifted to me by my had red,green,yellow,blue colours and a wooden handle.I guess it is still there in my parents house.

In school days we used to pray for a heavy downpour so that we would get a holiday but unfortunately for us our school premises never got flooded!!But still it was fun attending school in the wet weather (it meant no P.T. class – good for me).Raincoats were smelly when kept folded in our desks,as we were never allowed to keep it elsewhere.Only some teachers had the privilege of opening their wet umbrellas and leaving it to dry in the classroom.

But the most exciting part was mummy making some yummy bhajias-potato,onion,cauliflower,capsicum, accompanied by a hot galss of tea…Wow mouthwatering….i do miss those days so much.

It was also the time for love,romance,or for singles dreaming about some handsome guy proposing on bended knees with a single red rose!! heheheh all teenage fantasies i guess and i wonder if ever girls these days have such thoughts.

I can feel the rain drops against my face as i stand in my balcony with arms outstretched.The smell of the earth so pure and amazing.The platter on the rooftops,the dark clouds in the sky,the occassional thunder accompanied by lightening,the rare powercuts,the muddy roads,mon’s worries as the clothes wouldnt dry.Its all freshh in my mind and now as i see the rain fall,i go back in time to relive those moments of happiness,joy,frustration(most of my shoes couldnt save my dresses from getting splattered with mud!)..The squishing of the rainy shoes,ducking to avoid being poked by someone’s umbrella,abusing all those drivers who on purpose drove through ditches and derived animal pleasure in seeing the pedestrians getting drenched…..i can see their evil grin and it makes me fume even now!!

Rain, feel it on my finger tips
Hear it on my window pane
Your love’s coming down like
Rain, wash away my sorrow
Take away my pain
Your love’s coming down like rain

When your lips are burning mine
And you take the time to tell me how you feel
When you listen to my words
And I know you’ve heard, I know it’s real
Rain is what this thunder brings
For the first time I can hear my heart sing
Call me a fool but I know I’m not
I’m gonna stand out here on the mountain top
Till I feel your

When you looked into my eyes
And you said goodbye could you see my tears
When I turned the other way
Did you hear me say
I’d wait for all the dark clouds bursting in a perfect sky
You promised me when you said goodbye
That you’d return when the storm was done
And now I’ll wait for the light, I’ll wait for the sun
Till I feel your

Here comes the sun, here comes the sun
And I say, never go away

Waiting is the hardest thing
(It’s strange I feel like I’ve known you before)
I tell myself that if I believe in you
(And I want to understand you)
In the dream of you
(More and more)
With all my heart and all my soul
(When I’m with you)
That by sheer force of will
(I feel like a magical child)
I will raise you from the ground
(Everything strange)
And without a sound you’ll appear
(Everything wild)
And surrender to me, to love

Rain, I feel it, it’s coming
Your love’s coming down like

Madonna : : Rain



Something about them makes us want to Be With Them and at the same time Keep As Far Away From Them As Possible.Strange but most women would agree with me in this regard.having studied in a co-ed school i have come across all kinds of men(then boys).Till they attain Adolescence,they are comfortable speaking to girls.But then things begin to change.It maybe because they start looking at girls in a different manner or perhaps its their hormones going Haywire!!!Well,whatever it is it does tend to make them quite uncomfortable and yes not to forget their voice buds undergoing a change which leads to a croaking sound whenever they try to speak(its funny for us but not for the..poor thing).

Then comes the stage when all they want is to have a girl to show off..And mind you it has to be some chic and not some homely simple girl(sister or motherly is what i mean).There is always a competition as to who will get the best or rather the hotttest chic!!!

Then comes the stage when they have to start earning and settle down.Have a family – wife,kids and a packahe deal which includes in laws,cousins,friends and God knows how many people……..This is when a man starts getting restless,when he starts actually thinking what he has done and what he deserves.If he looks in the right direction,then life goes on,if not ……………God save him!!!!

Men want their wives/life partner to be understanding,compromising,adjusting,persevearant.At the push of a button she must satisfy his every need,it doesnot matter if she actually isnt upto it or unwilling.She maybe a working woman,a mother but she should also be a good Housekeeper,available at his beck and call.No matter what she does or how good she is at her work,she is always at fault.And ofcourse the numerous jokes at her cost(you get it on the net always – most are aimed at women esp. wives). It is sad and i can feel it because i am a woman…

Men have so much of Ego that they just cannot think ok women as equals.There is always a clash and that leads to arguments and misunderstandings.But there are men who donot belong to this category. Men who respect women,appreciate them,regard them as equals and treat them well. Though the percentage may not be that high,they do exist and i must say i am lucky in this regard :). Life becomes so much easier when two people living under the same roof are able to see eye for eye.After all we all are Humans and we need to remember that.Life is all about Living In Harmony and Co-existing inspite of all our Differences

 Men you need to Remember…If not for women you wouldnt be in this world.So learn to appreciate them and accept the fact that they too are equally capable of doing activities which you claim is not a Woman’s Job!!!