What is White Matter

White matter is the brain tissue through which messages pass between different areas of grey matter within the nervous system. Using a computer network as an analogy, the grey matter can be thought of as the actual computers themselves, whereas the white matter represents the network cables connecting the computers together.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

While you were sleeping...zzzz


One night @ Home 

"Baba(Papa)! Do taste this fresh mango pickle. It is so yummy and made by Granny, Ummm!!! Baba! Baba! I am talking to you. You'd lost in your thoughts again and smiling too!" 

Anand was drowned into the lost ocean of nostalgia. He didn't know when a wave escaped and sent him back to his childhood. 


***

"Anand, come here and do taste this Kheer, it is so yummy."

"No!!!"

"Now, this is too much, you say a big no to everything you are asked to eat." - Rashi yelled at a ten year old Anand.

"No Aai (Mom), I feel pukish even at the thought of tasting it." - Anand Murmured in a low tone.

"Ok then, taste this fresh mango pickle, made by Granny." - Rashi ordered.

"Ahh, No...No...No...It is so spicy and oily... it can choke my throat... can't you see." - Anand chuckled, pointing at his throat.

"Huh, go ahead with your dial-rice and potato stuff, you don't even want to taste anything new. Don't regret it later, when you would be away from home..." - Rashi replied in her emotional blackmailing mood.

Anand gave a sweet cuddle to Aai (Mom) from behind. - "No, I wouldn't go away anywhere...love you Aai."

Three pair of eyes was observing this scene and brightened vividly with a mischievous smile dancing in them.

Next Day: Morning

Anand was cribbing about some weird smell while brushing his teeth.

"Aai, why did you mix so much heeng (asafoetida) in dal, you know, I don't like it in excess. No dal-rice for lunch now. I will take potato sabji and roti only. AaiAai...are you listening to me?" Anand shouted from the basin.

Anand's sisters Lata, Aarti & Jaya were bursting out with laughter and Aai joined them too.

"Is there toothpaste on my face or something wrong with me?" – Anand asked, in an irritated voice.

But the hysterical laughter didn't stop, just as a truck without brake.


Previous Night

Anand was tucked in his bed sleeping peacefully. All of a sudden, three enlarging shadows appeared at the bedside wall. Slowly his blanket was taken off. One of the shadows had put a small matchstick, in his nose. Anand didn’t move. He was enjoying his deep slumber.

He opened his mouth for a big yawn and cashing on the opportunity, another shadow put a spoonful of something into his mouth.

Anand gulped it in a moment and said "Ummm..."

The shadowsAnand’s three mischievous sisters, carried on their devious plan. Now Aarti inserted her index finger filled with pickle, into his mouth.

His eyes were closed, but still he was enjoying the taste of the pickle. Lata and Jaya repeated it with a few spoonful of Kheer and fingers full of pickle.

"Wow..."- Anand murmured in his sleep. It was hard to avoid laughing at that moment for those naughty sisters.

They waited patiently till it got over, just not to wake up their dear brother.

*******The End*******


P.S. - After this funny childhood incident, whenever I enjoy mango pickle and slurp a bowl of Kheer happily, I feel nostalgic about my devious sisters. I remember our relationships as sweet as Kheer and as spicy as pickles too. Even the thought of it makes me smile, every time instantly.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

God Bless Me !!!! She Came...


Why people are getting away from me, when I'm raising head to sun...
A breeze...a breeze so moist...will come from inside and run...

Looks like she is coming in a second...keep me humble...
The moment is stopped like a ship, before a rumble... 

But she didn't come... :( and people had a smile...
Taken a deep breath...walked again half a mile...

Finally that moment had come...
I don’t want to say welcome...

Raised my head again, to stop droplets to spill by...
Hanky to hide my face, I was feeling like shy...

Finally I bowed to the god the supreme...
Closed my eyes and about to scream...

My heart just skipped a beat, moment was deep-freeze...
Someone said something about me, and I had a sneeze...

Wishes came around me, God bless you...
I pray to god, no one should get the flu...

PS – Sneezing time for me, when I was writing this...so pardon me if these are just half-baked random thoughts...just arising from inability to concentrate…Thanks to wish me to get well soon, folks. Everyone, be in a good health in this changing season!!! 

PPS - To find, why I written, someone saying about me while sneezing and people wished god bless me. Check this out. 

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Dumb Laugh Riots!!!!


Imagine a person is acting like he is running...people around him scream...


Daud

Run

Bhagam Bhag

Run Milkha/Lola Run
Bhag Lakshmi(Yes, someone will say it too for Bhagyalakshmi :P)
Bhag 2 (Means part 2)

Yes, I am talking about our popular game Dumb Charades...I am sure, everyone among us had played this guessing game. In this game, a person from your team enacts it(no speaking allowed) based on movie/person/words given by opposite team and your team guesses it. 

Sometimes the word or movie is too difficult to enact and then suddenly creative yet crazy acts starts...and it’s fun to watch the person's imagination, which sometimes not at all, matches with his team's guess. Yet there are some funny guessing too, which results in more laughters than any other game...

One of the act I still remember is for JustaJu movie...quite difficult one, until my friend revealed his hilarious imaginations...

He acted to find a Ju(lice) in hair with an action of killing same by thumbnail...(guessed correctly in 5 seconds after hilarious laughter’s)...we repeated the same for Junoon, Jumbish and so on with the same laughter’s repeated...

Another hilarious moment I remember, when one of my friends acted(??) weirdly after giving clue for Hero...
  • If he would have danced like one hand at the head and another at back(Jatt Yamla Pagala Deewana)...Wow, Dharam PaJi...Sad, he didn't act like that…
  • If he would have danced like someone is killing ants on earth(O Mere Yaara)...Wow Sunny PaJi...Sad, he didn't act like that…
  • If he would have jumped and acted as if playing badminton(Dhal Gaya Din)...Wow Jumping Jitendra...(Sad, he didn't act like that…
He acted nothing and was standing still in blank position...for 10 seconds...

We screamed like hell "Tusshar Kapoor"...Yes, we guessed it right :P

I guess this post would be too long if I narrate all hilarious experiences and laughter’s we cherished...

Rather I will ask you what was your hilarious experience and moments while playing this game?

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Band Baaja & Dance....


Can you think of a typical Indian marriage without band, baaja, baarat & dance ? 

There are typical songs and type of dances which are done usually with the lousy bands,trumpet, horse,chariot and people carrying lights..now may be replaced with DJs(better) in recent marriages I'd attended...

You can assume songs here...mostly...

# Yeh desh hai Veer Jawanon ka...I wonder a patriotic song still holds good to trigger Josh-E-Jawani...
# Aaj mere yar ki shaadi hai...can’t do without it :-)
# O Meri Zoharazabin...Favorites for uncle/aunt or even for grandparents :-)
# Mujhse Shaadi Karogi...Any Confusion still...but works for bachelors at the dance:-)
# Mere hathon mein 9-9 chudiyan hain...typical Galz songs...
# Sapne mein milti hai...will explain this dance in detail later...
# Kisi Disco Mein Jayen...Augh...Augh...should I say more...
# Sasural Genda fool actually phool...people will wave palms as horizontal cut , blessing actions, stop the "invisible" traffic and even walk like Egyptian...
# Dholi taaro Dhol Baaje...Perfect for woman of all ages to form a circle and performing garba...and dandiya without sticks..
# Wah wah Ramji...Bachelor guyz will look out for sisters of bride/groom...to dance with them...:-)
# Bole chudiyan..bole kangana...OR Shava Shava...OR Sajan Ji ghar aaye...Guyz with kurta/sherwani and stole (Most Imp - otherwise you are out)...Galz in ghaghara...perfect Karan Johar movies...

But come to dance...its all free form...as hip-hop/break dance/popping/locking may leave some brilliant buddies dancing alone...so dancing with the flow and bollywood dancing is surely on...

Nagin Dance - Usually one guy or more guyz(better) turn into snakes or dragons (without fire)...One guy removes his Tie,Stole,hanky or take even hands in the form of Beeen...suddenly people turn into wild shaking and hissing creatures....usually this dance losts very long until someone starts the next dance form...

Kite Dance - Kai Poche...suddenly people starts flying "invisible" kites with string pulling actions...usually others imitate..the other partner(s) hold charkhi to supply "invisible" string...then it takes form of gruel-some competition of "invisible" kites...2-3 people imitates cutting of string and dropping of kites hilariously....some other guyz run to catch them...and yes dance ends...

Bhangara Dance - Oh Balle Balle, a popular form...but I dont think people do classical bhangra at marriages...One or two hands up and One leg up...yes it just starts contagiously...and made hit by everyone start dancing, pouring in full energy...

Satya Dance - Remember Bhiku Mhatre(Manoj Bajpayee) from Satya - Sapne mein milti hai...people turn into wildest taporis and start intimidating each other...with gruelsome lip-biting actions....
Ringa-Ringa-Roses Dance - All people form a human-chain or circle and start performing ringa-ringa-roses without sitting at the end,ofcourse..then phugadi,garba and dandiya again with "invisible" sticks performed by all galz and aunts alike...Here the excitement is on its peak and people will pull everybody including bridegroom to dance...sometimes against their free-will too...

Old is Gold Dance - Usually Uncle/Aunts will show classic steps of their time...Bhagwan Dada steps, Dilip Kumar - nain lad gai hain steps,Mahmood - Aao Twist Karen steps, Vaheeda Rahman,Vajayantimala steps...and it is sure fun to see those impeccable steps and twists...without it dance will be incomplete...isn't it...

Recently at one marriage, unfortunately there was no provision/permission for band,baaja,baarat and no dance:( However in the room of bridegroom,we had craziest ideas of dancing even if there was no band-baaja-baarat...
  • Dance on cellphone songs while wearing head-phones :-)
  • Silent Dance without music, just actions :-)
What was your experiences...which form you do the most...Any hilarious form I missed out...?