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11/04/06

GrOwiNg....uP.... sTiLL...

I am on this planet for 27 years, 11 hrs and 45 minutes as of NOW...

birthdays used to be one day when all my family members.. chacha chachi, mama mami, mausa mausi, bua fufa, all cousins came over to my place and we used to celebrate...

and then it stopped... everyone became busy in their own lives... and i moved on too... and then came the time when i started celebrating with friends.. dinner, lunch, tafri watever...

i remember having a party in Lodhi Garden as well... my college gang was with me.. and we had a picnic in the centre of the park !!! it was fun..

and then came the time when i had my girlfriend to celebrate the day with... nice romantic days... ugh !!! can't think of repeating that as of now...

and for the last few years... the birthdays have been more of a silent affair... meeting a few friends... lots of calls yes !!! and the usual work !!!

today, i feel birthdays are milestones in my life... the time when i should be judging myself on what i have done in the last one year... i have grown older... but am i more mature with time as well.. have i learnt anything in the last 52 weeks...

well... the last year has been fairly fair to me.... have learnt a lot... but i still cannot sugar coat my words... i am still very blunt with words... maybe this coming year things would improve...

i have grown on my patience levels... i can not let go a li'il easily and i can listen for longer...

i still do not know how to handle stupidity...

i love driving more then i used to on 11-April-05...

i love fotography more then i used to on 11-Apr-05...

i love travelling more then ever...

i have met some wonderfully nice people in the last one year...

i have managed to be out of relationships and related worries for another year...

above all...

I have managed to be MYSELF !!!

34 comments:

  1. ME first.

    *pats his back for a job well done*

    Let me read the post now :P

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  2. I have managed to be MYSELF !!!

    What else do you want Motu?!

    Another thing: Just that you're a BIG BOY now[as I've already told you twice, but I think it's my duty to keep reminding...you know being a good friend] You've got to got to got to give Deeps and I a chance that we click and Richa and I can dance in your wedding.
    Sun raha hai be?

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  3. Introspecting is good ......especially on the D day when u are growing older and you have loads of expectation(though never admitted)...........your list of achievments seems good.....greater benchmarks to acheive i guess

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  4. Fabulous post. I loved reading it.
    Especially the last few lines.

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  5. i agree with BM......good post.....it was nice to go thru it

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  6. nice thoughts..
    i m happy for u.. :)

    may God bless u and may life offers u all that u want for urself.

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  7. nice post.

    growing up still. like that.

    good to know u're more passionate about your passions now than u were a year ago.

    hope you have many more happy birthdays to see in future. :)

    take care.

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  8. life is also about learning while growing up!
    Its also abt learning to move on.

    Jus be Urself.
    Wish u all the happiness!

    God Bless

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  9. belated happy budday to you...hope u had fun. god bless u n may u grow more with each passing year of ur life. njoy n hv fun......cheers!!!

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  10. relationships???

    dont u think u are too confused with that word?!

    well yes i am some arbit stranger for u and i dont have any right watsoever to poke my nose here but since i have been a regular visitor to ur blog...i thought of commenting on this!!particularly when i have made certain observations about u!!
    well in case u are wondering whether u know me..no u dont but its my hobby to read strangers's blogs and came across ur blog some 6 months before..really liked it and therefore added in my favourites..

    so comin back to the topic...y do u restrict urself so much in the matters of a relationships..when u are doing so pretty well in other arenas of ur life??it just happens ya..u cant control it..u cant say that since u dont want it,u wont let that happen!! u must have gone through some heartbreaks but that doesnt mean that u start escaping certain situaions..just ask urself for once..arent u escaping certain facts of ur life at present??
    plz think and lemme know how successful have i been in interpreting ppl's emotions through their blogs!!

    NO OFFENCES PLEASE...JUST FELT LIKE COMMENTING!!

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  11. happy bday :) its still 11 in many parts of the world.. so noy very late :)

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  12. Hey,
    Well congrats..ur actually growing
    up!
    The day we start getting depressed or retrospective on our bdays means we'r greying dude!

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  13. @ rohit...
    i did not get you dude... there are a million things that i want... is that a problem?

    and you sure will get your chances :)

    # aqui...
    yea.. thanks..

    # sayan...
    thanks..

    # deeps...
    thanks...

    # mayuri...
    thanks...

    # richa...
    yes i am more passionate about a lot of things then last year... thanks..

    # ankur...
    thanks...

    # convivial..
    thanks..

    # lalit..
    thanks bro...

    # shweta...
    thanks dear..

    # saarika...
    confused... no way... infact i have never been more clear about what i want in my life... i've had my good times and bad times.. and i am not closed to being in one, provided its the right one...

    would not get into one till i find the right person... the person i want to spend the rest of my life with.. till then its either very short term affairs or one night stands...

    i do not escape anything in my life saarika....and i am pretty sure of what i want and what i don't.. for more ppl this would seem as if i am closed to things but for me this is clarity of thought and priorities....

    not offended at all... maybe you need to know me more before reaching any conclusions...

    @ kishley...
    thank you hai ji... my budday was on the 10th

    @ anand...
    thanks... greying yes... depressed... not really... retrospective.. yes for sure...

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  14. A very Happy birthday to you. Hope that the years to come add a special something to your life.

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  15. A very Happy Birthday.

    Nice and interesting blog.
    (Pardon me...but i felt it was a bir sad. I could be wrong!)

    Keep the Faith

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  16. Congratulations. Party when I am in Delhi? I know you would say "Anytime"!

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  17. # kanu....
    hey hi... i have been trying to reach your blog for so long.. and looks like you have changed your blog address....
    thanks for your wishes...

    # cliodne...
    thanks...

    thanks again...

    not really sad... but spent in thoughts.. lots of them...


    #subbu...
    anytime darling :) how i wish i could meet you guys and go out for an outside delhi party !!!

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  18. But still, isn't being 'oneself' most important? I mean... err. Forget it. Enjoy yourself!

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  19. # rohit...

    so what did i write? above all !!! i am happy about being myself...

    still cannot understand what you want to say !!!

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  20. Chup karo.

    Hamare 'chances' ke liye planning chal rahi hai kya?

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  21. Nice birthday post ..
    :)

    but i think ur story is same as many of us ..

    Happy Birthday again :)

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  22. hey, I missed it again. so sorry. Belated birthday wishes to you. waise u r right we are all growing up all the time but not many people can say manage what you could and be themselves.

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  23. Great of you to analyse the past year.
    nyways belated happy bday hope u had a great day , ... and a great year ahead

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  24. # rohit...
    tereko apne chances ki padi hai... i need my changes first !!!

    # chitra...
    yes... true..

    thanks..

    # priya...
    thanks...

    i guess being myself has helped me be whatever i am today...

    #ajay...
    thanks Ajay....

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  25. Abe kamaal hai pucchh bhi nahi sakta?!!

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  26. checked out the pics. like most of the pics that u've taken of the sky.

    the goats ones r good too.

    who were all those ppl? i thought u went with your family.

    saw the source of the pic on the photo blog too. cool hai!! :)

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  27. now if u r gonna write like this --
    i love driving more then i used to on 11-April-05...

    i love fotography more then i used to on 11-Apr-05..

    to mujhe yahi lagega na ki ur budday is on 11th.. but koi nahi.. us wish me belated laga deti hoon :D wishes r wishes.. late ho to bhi achhi hi hoti hai :)

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  28. # rohit...
    poocha na !!!

    # richa...
    i went with myoffice people...

    :)

    # kishley...
    arre par maine ye bhi to likha hai ke main 27 years and some hours ka ho gaya hoon... and the post was written on the 11th morning... so if you calculate, i turned 27on the night of 10th @ 2345 hrs :)

    par i agree... wishes are wishes... late bhi ho sakti hai... thank bhai hai... aur you bhi hai :)

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  29. Dudeeeeeeeeeeeee

    Just saw Shimla Flickr pics.

    Majorly, you've done what you're expected to do~Prashant style. But I loved 022100211!

    I left some comments there. :D

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  30. # rohit...

    very very good...
    thank you bhi hai..

    par ye prashant style kya hai.. mereko bhi bata !!!

    i will check the comments!!

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  31. Prashant style bole to.. What you usually do.. some very typical compositions and angles that you choose. You know how everyone does what they are comfortable with. And that becomes his/her style...

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  32. happy birthday!!!(i know im late) i think one will keep growin up for ever. You'll always experiene, see and learn new things in life, and that is good. The oposite of growing older is deffenitely not a good choise!!!

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