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Thursday, March 05, 2009

7 things the world doesn't know about me

In continuation to my earlier post on 5 Things the world doesn't know about me some years back, here's an update :)
Here it goes...

1) I have the habit of adding sugar to coconut chutney every time. Well... Sugar + Sambhar also tastes good... It seems a bit weird, but I have always liked the taste :)

2) I have been to the theatre only thrice in my life so far,
Jurassic Park (1994) - with family @ Madras
Jungle Book (1998) - school trip @ Madras
Chak De India (2008) - Team outing @ HP, Bangalore

3) Gulab Jamoon & Rasagulla are the sweets I hate the most. Maybe it is too sweet for my tongue.

4) Chess, the game I love the most. I have represented my school in chess tournaments at Madras. And have always regretted for the lack of exposure I got after moving to Madurai in 1999.

5) I have the habit of treasuring my old stuffs safely. And of course, memories of my Kindergarten days, 11th & 12th tuition classes, the unlimited fun I had while seated at the last bench during my 12th std @ SBOA, 1st day at college, new friends during my college days, campus placements , semester exam scare and the list goes on...

6) Of late, trying to explore the ironies & contradictions in life.
A random thought, X- boy, Y- girl,
Statement 1: X likes Y. X decides not to approach/talk to Y until things get settled. After some years, X happens to meet Y. Then X decides to talk. The Crowd says, X does not even know Y and so no point in talking now.
Statement 2: X likes Y. X decides to approach/talk to Y. Years go by, they get along very well. The Crowd says, how can X do such a thing. X should not have talked with Y in the beginning.
Statement 1 & 2 are ironic.

7) Many people who interact with me become surprised when they come to know that I am a Christian. "Nirmalanand" which means "a person who delights in holiness" literally gives very little hint that I am Christian.

By the way, there is absolutely no significance as to why I have chosen 7 things and not any other number ;-)

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Blogger Shyam! said...

Having interacted with u for long, i guess i knew most of them....Nevertheless well composed....btw i didnt understand thet X meets Y thing.....Lets discuss abt it in person!!

Fri Mar 06, 02:31:00 PM GMT+5:30  
Blogger Nirmalanand said...

Yup... lets see if you have a different perspective to the problem statement.

Fri Mar 06, 02:35:00 PM GMT+5:30  
Blogger Senthil said...

X likes Y statement, most of the people will have their own perspective i guess :)

Sat Mar 07, 10:38:00 PM GMT+5:30  
Blogger Nirmalanand said...

The highlight here is "Of late, trying to explore the ironies & contradictions in life." and not the other half ;-)

Tue Mar 17, 10:12:00 AM GMT+5:30  
Blogger Nirmalanand said...

@Revathy: Ghee + Sugar falls on the sweeter side I guess. Curd + sugar is good and is pretty common in eat-outs @ B'lore.
BTW, ironies & contradictions are universal.

Tue Mar 31, 02:05:00 PM GMT+5:30  

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