Thus Speak Nirmal

Wednesday, November 16, 2011


This post is neither about my fascination for trains nor about my rants of a train journey. Its just a post that captures the various kinds of people I've encountered in my 4 years of travel between Bangalore and Madurai

1- The bunch of people who right after boarding would plug-in wires (sorry earphones) into their ears and enter into another world. At times, you can even hear them exhibiting their singing talents.

2. The other kind who usually board the train as one big family. And always on the lookout for innocent victims to exchange seats and rescue their family members from a different coach. It might also happen that the exchanged berth might be in RAC status and the victim would end up sitting all the way while the other enters into snoring mode to avoid an exchange.

3. The kind that comes as a three member family. A husband, wife and a new born baby(which would turn the world upside down with its cry). Born to cry tagline would suit it better. You don't have to worry about alarms to wake up the next morning, because you never get to sleep the whole night.

4. The elderly gentleman and lady who would have reserved the Lower Berth in the coupe. Just when you thought that you had a good magazine or a book to read, the lights would go off. You end up going to your Berth half heartedly trying to search for the elusive sleep.

5. The college gang.. The fun loving gang who would be awake atleast half the duration of the journey. As usual the topic would be, movies, politics, company life, good old college life, who's getting married next in our class topics, lastest updates on who's where n what doing now stories ( i can see your smile )..what not.. The patrol officer in the train would dissolve the assembly session for the night.

Having said all these, I would love to be a part of the college gang when travelling with friends and be a bookworm forced to sleep when travelling alone.

Whatever, I still enjoy travelling by train.

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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Life without the internet!! nah..

I just cannot imagine a life without the internet.

Following are my observations on this internet age:
1) Login to mail and check for a mail every 2 minutes.

2) Mailbox would be the first site that would be visited right after the system boots.

3) If no new mail arrives within 30 minutes, we are driven to such an extent that we suspect somethings wrong with the mail server and hit Refresh button twice.

4) Have a mail account created with almost all of the mail service providers ,from Yahoo to Zapak.

5) Watch videos uploaded by our friends in Facebook, Orkut etc.. and losing track of time..

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Thursday, February 04, 2010

XOR magic

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Monday, February 01, 2010


This is my first post in 2010. Looking back at 2009, it was quite an eventful year. The year has gone by, but not its memories. Where can I put my trust, except in Him.
A wonderful hymn which means a lot to me.

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Sunday, October 18, 2009

Living one day at a time

Nice read :-)

The Bible is very clear that there is needful help in every trial. Physical burdens are ill to bear, and mental burdens are even harder. However, faith allows me to face each day knowing that tomorrow is also in God’s hands.

This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.

(Psalm 118:24 KJV Bible)

  • I know He is the beginning, so why do I worry about the end?
  • I know He is the creator, so why do I wonder who will destroy?
  • I know He has forgiven me, so why can't I forgive myself?
  • I know He is a healer, so why do I speak of sickness?
  • I know He can do all things, so why do I say I can't?
  • I know He will protect me, so why do I fear?
  • I know He will supply all my needs, so why can't I wait?
  • I know He is my strength and my salvation, so why do I feel weak?
  • I know that everything and everyone has a season, so why when someone's season is over do I weep instead of rejoice?
  • I know He is the right way, so why do I go the wrong way?
  • I know He is the light, so why do I choose to walk in darkness?
  • I know that whatever I ask of GOD, GOD will give me, so why am I scared to ask?
  • I know tomorrow is not promised, so why do I put off for tomorrow what I can do today?
  • I know that the truth shall make me free, so why do I continue to lie?
  • I know He gives us revelation knowledge and understanding, so why do I lean on my own understanding?
  • I know I should live in the spirit as well as walk in the spirit, so why do I choose to live in the spirit but walk in the flesh?
  • I know that when praises go up blessings come down, so why do I refuse to praise Him?
  • I know I am saved, so why do I refuse the word He has given me?

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Saturday, October 10, 2009

Story time it is...

I read this story on the internet and felt that it should go in my blog for sure:

There was once a bird which stayed close to a sugar factory. It usually had the habit of taking sugar from one place to another. One fine day, while repeating its usual course of fly, the sugar which it was carrying fell off into a pot containing water. Desperate to get the sugar back, the bird dipped its beak into the pot containing water. Since the sugar had just started to dissolve in water , the water on top of the pot tasted very sweet for the bird. On its way back, thinking the water would still be sweet it dipped its beak to find that the water wasn't sweet. So the bird started taking more amounts of sugar everyday and added it into the water, but still the water in the pot wasn't sweet. In desperation, the bird started working over-time, just to show its mates that it has found a water pot that had sweet water. Its mates never knew the ground reality.

Moral of the story: Half-truth is far worse than complete falsehood.

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Monday, October 05, 2009

Tweets from Rick Warren

People tend to believe the parts of the Bible they like & ignore/deny what doesnt fit their system.U cant box in God!

"The very day I call for help, the tide of battle turns.Enemies flee!This one thing I know:God is for me!" Psalm 56:9 LB

If u look at the world,u'll be depressed.If u look within, u'll be distressed.If u look at Christ,u'll be at rest.-CTenBoom

PS: Who is Rick Warren?
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Friday, October 02, 2009

Always know...

Always know that God cherishes you and live that way

What a wonderful promise it is. A sense of security in God's arms. A sure sign that ONLY God can love us unconditionally come what may. Like an expression of joy that descends on a sailor's face on seeing a lighthouse when sailing though a tempest. He gets the assurance that the destination is not far away and he just needs to focus on the lighthouse and sail towards it.

The Bible says in Psalm 55:22 "Cast your cares on the LORD and He will sustain you, He will never let the righteous fall". An answer when we are too bothered about the problems in life.

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Thursday, September 17, 2009

God's restoring power by Rev.Arun Andrews

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Saturday, August 22, 2009

stars n smile

I happened to read this interesting quote somewhere...

If I were to hold a star in my hand for everytime you made me smile, the entire stars in the evening sky would be in the palm of my hands. I don't find any stars in the sky today.

That's deep... :-)

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