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Monday, June 27, 2005

And here I go again....

People, you've gotta put up with me for pouring tag lists on you..:) This one is in response to Dinesh's tag.

1. Favorite fellow blogger and why?

There's no one person I can name as being my favourite. I enjoy all types of writing and as my mood varies, I like one or the other. Here are a few that caught my attention recently:
a. Agnibarathi's Saadhanaa and Lalitha Maha Tripurasundari

I'd have to say I was very, very impressed with the flow of words and beautiful description in some of his posts!
b. Thus spake Vivek
I liked his post "Blah, blah and a lot of blah". Made me laugh.
c. Atanu Dey
d. Ramya Kannan I enjoy her creative taxonomy! She calls her shoutbox the "Tower of babel"..:)And I like her matter-of-fact, interesting ruminations.

2. Your favorite person/people in life

Tough call. Invariably, there's no list one can conjure up that could cover all people/aspects who've influenced me. This is just what comes
off the top of my head:
a. Mrs. Nair- One of the most well-read, intelligent, kind, graceful and elegant people I've met in my life! A PhD. from the University of British Columbia, she was as famous for her lectures in Mathematics as she was for her crisp, cotton sarees. A Canadian student of hers
remarked to me, "She is not just a great professor, she is a sight for sore eyes too!". My mentor in many ways, she introduced me to a variety of books ranging from "History of Civilization" to Alfred North Whitehead's "Introduction to Mathematics".
b. My Brother- At the risk of sounding maudlin, I am putting in my bro..:) I like him for his cool, devil-may-care attitude toward life. He is completely laid-back and rarely lets things upset him. Loves life and enjoys it to the hilt right from food to movies to friends. So here's to you bro (Whenever you read this post!)!
c. Kanchi Paramacharya Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswathi- I don't think I am worthy of writing a preface for him..:)
d. Steve Waugh- For his tenacity, strength of determination and the will to win. Aside from his tough sportsman attitude, I like the fact that he is involved with orphanages and charity. Glenn McGrath- for his punishing line and length. The next on my list is going to evoke a
lot of criticism: Sourav Ganguly for his bad-mouthing, swearing and off-drives...:) I like the fact that he sledges back and his getting penalized for that doesn't reduce his image in my eyes one bit! India needs more players like that. Frankly, the Mr.Goody-two-shoes image is jaded and
doesn't work these days.

3. If you could be one person of the opposite sex, who would it be and why?
No thanks, I think I am quite happy being a female..:) Of course, I like and adore many people of the opposite sex, but I'd rather be me.

4. If you could be in a book/music band/movie, what would you be in ?
I would like to be in a music band. Singing/songs lightens, refreshes, levitates me and makes me plain happy.

5. If you were to be marooned in an island and you could pick one friend to go with you, who would it be?
Hmm. If I had to be marooned (which I wouldn't prefer in the first place), I would rather be marooned with someone who is strong and good at practical things- foraging food, building shelter, making a fire...:) I am not much good at this stuff and there's not gonna be much
to enjoy in an island with someone if we were both to drop dead in a few days. And this person had better not be a whiner because I hate whining when caught in life-death situations.
I'd probably pick my best buddy, Shailaja to go with me because she is witty, cool as a cucumber always and finds humour in the most unlikely situations. We have both been in a zillion scrapes together in college and have managed to wriggle out of most tight corners.
Or I would pick another good friend of mine, J. I always fight endlessly with him over the silliest of things. And despite all the terrible fights we've been in (with a good measure of swearing,cussing, gnashing teeth), we have managed to be good friends over nearly 5 years. Good timepass and that'd keep my mind off other pressing concerns..:)

26 comments:

Prabhu said...

ganguly and off-drives - i think its a thing of the past!
i didnt know u were this involved in cricket , but now that i know, u sure did miss Vasu's innings yesterday.
Thank god, atleast you thought of food, shelter, making fire when marooned in an island. Some ppl can be crazy and think about listening to good music when marooned!

dinesh said...

Subha,

Thanks for responding to the tag. I realize a # of tags have been going around lately and it does get redundant after a while. Didnt mean to put you and the other people through one more. My apologies.

Your list was really good I thought. Especially steve waugh and saurav ganguly. I think ganguly himself takes after waugh. The one thing that'd make me stop short of putting ganguly in my "favorite" list would be that, he is a PR nightmare and often says the wrong things. To me, that's a turn off.

Prabhu - For all you know, music could have just been an excuse for the "some people" you are talking about :)

Disclaimer - I am completely kidding :)

Anonymous said...

I envy the style with which you write..always clear and refreshing!

Find out who I am!

Hop,Hop, Hop, Hop,
I am nothing, I am single twice,I double, I triple,
I start wiht the seventh in the row.

Subha said...

Prabhu,
Yes, I was and still am totally crazy about cricket. But since coming to the US, I've slowly lost touch with it.

Dinesh,
I enjoyed writing the tag.It made me stop, think and crystallize my thoughts. Call me capricious but I think my fave sportspeople, actors, singers list will vary depending on the mood I am in..:) So I just put in a few constants.

Subha said...

Anonymous,
You gotta give me some more clues!
Let's start off with this one:
So your name starts with a G and you are in the US?
Do reply!

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Anonymous said...

nothingfancy.rediffblogs.com

Anonymous said...

Smart people like Ganguly.

Managing superstar players Dravid,Sachin, Kumble, Sehwag and making them play as a TEAM with just his singular beleif is phenomenal. Probably I adore him because of his limited talents (when compared with these fellows , not any Hussain or Fleming),unlimited beleif and the fighting spirit he shows.

-vv

Anonymous said...

Ignore the thing about nothingfancy. Have some problems up there..

Adios!!
Ramji..

Muthukumar Puranam said...

indha taga yarukum pass pannama irundhadhuku nandri...

Anonymous said...

PB Sonnathai Amodhikarain :)!

-Vasu

Anonymous said...

At least ur responses made little sense to me than most others...people should stop misusing the tag concept at least now...

For all those to be marooned on an island, please watch Castaway before leaving...:).

KP.

Vivek said...

hey! i dunno if this is breaking any protocol, but thanks!

Anand Ramamoorthy said...

nice post, IF I WERE MAROONED I'LL PROBABLY TAKE A COLLECTION OF BOOKS AND MUSIC (LIKE IN DESERT ISLAND DISCS).
remember conversation enriches the understanding but solitude is the school of genius ( yikes that's a quote and I forgot the philosopher's name!)

I invite you to join the intergalactic council for cosmic goo but for starters kindly check out
dwaarakavaasin.blogspot.com
and leave comments as part of the registration process!

anand ramamoorthy said...

protocol scmotocol!

I've left a comment on your post in 'THINNAI ARATTAI'. keep up the good work

Anonymous said...

I meant little "more" sense...sorry for the negative meaning implied in the previous comment...

KP.

Ramji said...

Blog rolled you!!
ramakrishnansethuraman.blogspot.com

Kishan said...

Subha,

Do you think A Brief history of time is a masterpiece??? I tried sevaral times to complete that book but failed in every attempt. I could never go beyond the first 70 pages in all my attempts. It was more like a science text book to me..

Subha said...

VV, I do love Ganguly's self-confidence and the tenacity to stick to his guns. He has been wrong in the past about quite a few things but then, don't we all?

KP,
Not everything, everywhere has to make complete sense all the time...:) That's Baby K's fave line and I agree..

Ramji, Thanks.

Subha said...

Anand,
I do often think that solitude, music etc..will be great on an island. But I am pretty sure I will begin to go mad with a lot of music/books to go through and yet none to share it with.
No, thinking about it, I'd rather just get off the island somehow and bend all my efforts towards that..:))
Will check out your blog. Thanks for stopping by.

Subha said...

Vivek,
I loved your other post on Dark Overlords too!

Kishan,
I did enjoy A Brief History of Time. It starts out as Science but then Stephen Hawking delves into the realms of philosophy and the mystic of creation and the way all these come together is really great!

Sriram C S said...

Wow!! Nice to have caught your attention!! Thanks for the compliments, am honoured! :-)

Anonymous said...

you are taking tags a bit too serious

Barath said...

First time here...nice on you are on to! anyways..for some reason I hate TAGS...but the list of fav people is quite surprising...Ganguly?...the recent E-mascot for 2 mins maggie noodles...well lets hope he finds his path back ...we need him as badly as he needs himself with his old style..certainly would place him atop for his GUTS!

Anand Ramamoorthy said...

subhashini,

I do not know whether you are aware of this but I think even with all kinds of genuine relationships in life one is essentially alone( I'm not complaining, merely stating a fact). I have felt marooned even amidst my so called kith and kin . I have had glimpses of certain truths ( hey I'm not a mystic or a wacko just an introspective nut), which have shocked me ( my grandfather who is no more advised me 8 years ago not to reflect upon these things - I could have listened, but '"nigraha kim karishyati")
anyway, I have no plans of going to islands ( perumaal kovilukku enge porathu etho oru theevula).
Best wishes
R.ANAND

Mary said...

Steve Waugh is totally awesome :) great choice! you have a really nice blog too!