Erratic disclosures

Posted by Yashika Totlani Khanna on 2:36 PM in , ,
‘Writer’s block’--- that’s what was keeping me from updating my blog for so long. Faithful readers noticed the absence and here I am trying to shake off the cobwebs. It was more like a mental block, a state where one is so preoccupied with other stuff that writing is forced to take a backseat. Even with my exams now over, things are still quite hectic but I’m taking out time for what I love doing the most… writing.

First a quick update on what has been keeping me busy. First I went through a series of non-ending exams, then a special someone was in town and later I was home for vacations. Now college is open again and the schedule is brimming with stuff that requires attention. Cat classes, college lectures, NIIT training, CS studies, extra-curriculars… my hands are more than full right now. The MBA form-filling season has also kicked in and days are spent contemplating about which institute to pick and which to ditch. Neha, a close buddy, is going to the US for her engineering and we’re busy planning this little surprise for her before she leaves. Then I’m also making room for other essentials like orkutting(indispensable!), returning e-mails, catching up with friends, going places and basically keeping myself entertained. The quest of staying abreast with current-affairs is teaching me new things. A lot has been happening at home as well and thank god for that cause it helps me keep my senses alive.

Harry Potter--- the book and the movie--- was something I had been waiting for for so long. Saw the movie on the first day of the release and would have written a review too… but loads of those are available everywhere. Decided to save redundancy. The Deathly Hallows--- well, words can never do justice to the brilliance that Rowling is blessed with. Fans must have read it by now, so a review seems quite unessential.

Experienced pure bliss in the most unusual of things- morning walks! With excellent company and pre-monsoon sprinklers… there could have been no better way to start my day. A 5.30 a.m. attendance and a 2 hour-long jog did wonders to my body and mind alike. Location? Central Park in Jaipur---- located in the midst of the most expensive range of flats, Royal Ensign, on one side; the famous Statue Circle on the other; and our very own Vidhan Sabha and Rajpath on yet another end; this place was a joggers paradise. Roughly 4-5 kilometres in radius, half of it also doubles up as a golf course. Polo and golf--- two things the city is famous for. Legend has it that the late Maharaja Sawai Man Singh had won his wife, the uber famous Rajmata Gayatri Devi, in a game of polo. But lets not delve into history books now. Lets keep talking about other more random and erratic things in life…

College is different this year. First because I know its my last year here. Second, ragging. It is being seen as a punishable offence and cctvs’ have been installed in most north campus colleges. Posters and banners scream out and warn seniors against ragging the fuchchas but I doubt that’s making much difference. The freshies want to be ragged and show more prudence than the police authorities by reasoning out that the whole ‘college experience’ concept is incomplete and inadequate without a little friendly ragging. It builds rapport and increases the comfort level between two otherwise unknown classes. Atleast it worked for my immediate juniors and me last year. God knows where things are headed this year with so little ragging. All would agree that no ragging means lesser stories to tell your grand-children when you grow old! (The Bombay junta… no indirect reference to your side of the picture, whatsoever.)

Now a little something about teeny-tiny pieces of advice that I’ve folded up and saved deep inside me in the box of golden words for future reference. These helped me sail out of a maelstrom of emotions.

-One includes “Don’t crucify a human being for acting like a human being.” Noteworthy (thanks Ankush).

-Another goes like “Nothing is as important as it initially seems.” Makes sense (Arunabh, you asked me to spread the word).

-Yet another goes like “Your absence should be long enough so that someone misses you, but it should not be so long that someone learns to live without you.” Wow (Jans, this one from you).

-One more “Hold on to the people who are slipping away.” Is quite common (But was recently highlighted by Bodhisattva).
-Last one "If my mind can concieve it & my heart can believe it, i know i can achieve it." (Gaurav read the post and asked me to include this here).

Am putting these up here for common good. If you like some of these… keep them with you.

Ok this will just keep getting long lest I stop. Will put a full stop here with a promise to return again with another post. I’ve successfully beaten the infamous block and man, am I proud of myself!

So long… Godspeed!


well gurl,,,,i hav 2 say extrmy intrigiung...dint thot it wud when it started however...hav 2 say awsumly written..kudos 2 u..cheers

welll.... it was refreshing to know what my little girl (yes, i feel rather paternally for Yashika here) has been up to.
But one thing i could not digest....did you say two hours of jogging???? and how it worked wonders on your mind and body....
weel, the mind for one, i dont know, but the body has rather responded well.... since i last met you, you have gained a good couple of kilos. But agin, as i said, you look better with the wee bit of flesh.
a chubby lil girl, thats what you are and will always remain to me!

Clarifications first.
Clarification 1: The advise( yuck! how i detest the very thought of dispensing an 'advise') that you have attributed to me is not something that i came up with. Just that i picked it up from somewhere else

Clarification 2: Before ppl start making all kinds of assumptions and start calling me all 'guruish' names, i must tell them the circumstances under which i came up with the suggestion and not the 'advise'. I was only referring to ppl getting obsessed (specially indians) with different kinds of exams like CAT, IIT JEE etc etc. So the point that i was trying to drive home was that CAT is not a life-death thingy.. phew!! And i still stick to my guns

Now about the post, ... innovative way to get rid of the block. Though going by the title of the post, i was expecting some sleazy confessions that never came about. I almost read it as "Erotic Disclosures". Naturally left me disappointed :|

Angrezi acchi thi as always.
Thats all for now.
Goodnight and goodluck!

@leo: first things first, thanks for dropping by! second, thanks again for all the praise :)

@bodhisattva: for the last time... iv actually lost weight! dunno whats wrong with ur eyes X-(
anyway... thanks for dropping by, daddy ;)

@arunabh: Both your clarifications notwithstanding, i atleast spread the word, right? And hehehe... thougth id made it very clear by now... 'reflections' has never seen, and will never see, any erotica... visual or otherwise. So save yourself the disappointment next time!
I know angrezi shudh hai :)
Keep visiting :)

well was gettin bored, so guess hu read ur complete blog (4 da very 1st tyme...)
twas nicely ritten nd intelligent (as always)...cctvs4 raggin...funny...didnt kno u enjoyed joggin in cp so much nd also 2 add to ur blog here r sum words of wisdom 4om ur bro himself (not blackmailin...add dem only if ya like...), doubt dat uve heard it, but still i really like it so...here it goes (ahmm, ahmm)...
'if my mind can concieve it,
& my heart can believe it,
i know i can achieve it'

Was good to know where all your mind and body has travelled in these last few weeks...lovely lines..we hear such nice thoughts from varied people at different times, and sometimes it comes back to us...:)

I am completely anti ragging...so not sure how that helps in interaction...

@gaurav: ok thanks! and HAVE included ur 'words of wisdom' to the blog. YES, cp was that big for me. you should know... you're my brother, afterall :P

@samhita: aww this is not a debate forum or else i would have defended my stand on being pro-ragging. anyway... thanks n keep visiting :)

So the 'english mistress' is back to blogosphere... no I really envy your vice-like grip on english & heneforth this name... abt ur disclosures: it gave gud insights on different shades of YT! Especially jogging at 5am!!! I can never imagine myself doing that... takes some will-power for sure... so ur also back to coll. if i m not wrong it happens to be IITD or plz forgive me if i m wrong here!!!
So u also pursue the "national hobby" Of India: MBA (main bhi aaya)... 'urs truly' also gave it a shot last time but as was the case with most: Got stumped!
So wishing u all the best (must hv got a lot of it already), but adding one more here...

One advice: Keep jogging, CATing and everything else too...
but most imp. dont forget what ur most fond of them all: Blogging!

Oh my PM calling here...
Bye at Godspeed :-)

Yashika, I knew abt ur morning walks n' exams, but didn't know of ur mba aspiration....good ha!
I want to speak with u reg. this maybe we can discuss something here, lemme know your phone number asap, mail it to me on my gmail id, which I suppose u have,...
And pretty thoughts, I had heard 2 of them b4 , anyways they were thought provoking.
God bless u.

@jitin: wow... im all flattered! high high HIGH praises there!! dunno how many i truely deserve! Nah, not iitd... a closer look at my profile shud tell you my coll. Anyway, thanks for all that you wrote up there. Yah, me a part of the rat race too with my mba quest. If you are sitting for cat as well, think we would qualify to be competitiors now :P
Keep visiting :)

@richa: Thanks. Im mailing you my number n keep visiting :)

-Another goes like “Nothing is as important as it initially seems.” Makes sense (Arunabh, you asked me to spread the word).

Nice post , i must say!!! :P
Which is why ive maro-ed arunabh's wise (read maro-ed) words and used them in my post! :P

wish my juniors were as pro-active. a bunch of snivelling fools. they actually went and told our lecturers what we had indulgently told them about the teachers. i mean, which teacher to avoid getting on the wrong side of and which teacher is a a pain in the arse! and ragging?
no sign of it in Ramjas this year. completly non-existent :(

excellent post...really dont talk in superlatives but have been reading ur blog for a long time and must appreciate it! So, i finaly do!

hey yashika...this is deepak, an engineering (waiting for final results guy) from mumbai and i read ur blog thru aneesha's page....and i must say there is definately a very fresh feel to ur page...i read some of ur older posts and this one as well...and absolutely loved the 'love demystified' one
Nice takes on such varied topics, hope to see much more interesting stuff here....keep blogging...cheers..

@exclusively_me: wow... i must be really good at 'spreading the word' (think tuni's "red hair" :P )!!!
thanks. okay im on my way to ur blog... you keep visiting :)

@captain max gonzalez: first n foremost, welcome to yashika's reflections! and goodie... i have had a secret reader for so long now!! wish ud commented earlier! anyway... not just ramjas, no signs of ragging in my college too this year. it is so sad :(
and yups, some juniors can be sooo impudent!
keep visiting! think im gonna go see ur blog now...

@deepak: wow... one big thanks to aneesha first!! thanks thanks n thanks to you as well for all the praises u showered me with! all i gotta say to you is... keep visiting :)

You are welcome!;)

Now that made a wonderful read....
Gr8 that u resumed blogging...donno when I am going to put an end to my 'block'!!!

And your collection of golden words were delighting..specially this one..."Don’t crucify a human being for acting like a human being."..I can compeletely relate to that...Keep blogging!


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