Saturday, October 30, 2010

'Said' Synonyms or whatever you can call them!

1.       Said
2.       Exclaimed
3.       Told
4.       Replied
5.       Answered
6.       Interjected
7.       Whispered
8.       Ordered
9.       Demanded
10.    Shouted
11.    Screamed
12.    Screeched
13.    Whined
14.    Cried
15.    Speculated
16.    Felt
17.    Grunted
18.    Blushed
19.    Sang
20.    Reacted
21.    Murmured
22.    Mumbled
23.    Blurted
24.    Ejaculated
25.    Uttered
26.    Burst
27.    Boasted
28.    Claimed
29.    Swooned
30.    Wept
31.    Praised
32.    Called
33.    Described
34.    Mimicked
35.    Emphasized
36.    Stated
37.    Scolded
38.    Barked
39.    Howled
40.    Deciphered
41.    Confessed
42.    Proposed
43.    Briefed
44.    Giggled
45.    Laughed
46.    Snorted
47.    Coughed
48.    Yawned
49.    Swooned
50.    Thought
51.    Contemplated
52.    Figured
53.    Validated
54.    Wished
55.    Concluded
56.    Began
57.    Stammered
58.    Stuttered
59.    Trembled
60.    Shivered
61.    Lied
62.    Taunted
63.    Bitched
64.    Prodded
65.    Assumed
66.    Punctuated
67.    Yelled
68.    Ranted
69.    Vented
70.    Vouched
71.    Observed
72.    Objected
73.    Interfered
74.    Interrupted
75.    Accused
76.    Refused
77.    Discovered
78.    Bludgeoned
79.    Granted
80.    Noticed
81.    Counted
82.    Agreed
83.    Disagreed
84.    Decided
85.    Debated
86.    Argued
87.    Asked
88.    Questioned
89.    Added
90.    Interrogated
91.    Summarized
92.    Thundered
93.    Ambushed
94.    Attacked
95.    Pointed
96.    Teased
97.    Gasped
98.    Tried
99.    Protested
100.Contested
101.Babbled
102.Bragged
103.Crowed
104.Shrieked
105.Ventured
106.Estimated
107.Dreamed
108.Calculated
109.Purred
110.Hissed
111.Enquired
112.Testified
113.Spoke
114.Encouraged
115.Blabbered
116.Chanted
117.Droned
118.Blasted
119.Rasped
120.Approved
121.Disapproved
122.Started
123.Complained
124.Endorsed
125.Advertise
126.Intervened
127.Advertised
128.Sensed
129.Apologized
130.Appreciated
131.Anticipated
132.Chirped
133.Cooed
134.Trumpeted
135.Hooted
136.Admitted
137.Prescribed
138.Ushered
139.Dared
140.Groaned
141.Gushed
142.Consoled
143.Groveled
144.Administered
145.Announced
146.Revealed
147.Explained
148.Guessed
149.Yelped
150.Stipulated
151.Differed
152.Opposed
153.Commanded
154.Directed
155.Permitted
156.Hummed
157.Planned
158.Organized
159.Imagined
160.Fantasized
161.Proclaimed
162.Simplified
163.Opined
164.Supplied
165.Listed
166.Flagged
167.Faked
168.Suggested
169.Implied
170.Conspired
171.Read
172.Procrastinated
173.Echoed
174.Pressed
175.Insisted
176.Persuaded
177.Persisted
178.Denied
179.Conferred
180.Referred
181.Investigated
182.Delegated
183.Defied
184.Defined
185.Assigned
186.Projected
187.Condescended
188.Condemned
189.Coagulated
190.Convinced
191.Joked
192.Fooled
193.Dissuaded
194.Instigated
195.Classified
196.Chatted
197.Lashed
198.Continued
199.Finished
200.Highlighted
201.Breathed
202.Pestered
203.Nagged
204.Helped
205.Hinted
206.Realized
207.Complied
208.Flirted
209.Supplemented
210.Confirmed
211.Responded
212.Repeated
213.Instructed
214.Meant
215.Alleged
216.Intimated
217.Emulated
218.Commenced
219.Commented
220.Communicated
221.Conveyed
222.Connived
223.Predicted
224.Rambled
225.Grumbled
226.Decoded
227.Faltered
228.Expressed
229.Sighed
230.Prayed
231.Cursed
232.Blessed
233.Hoped
234.Projected
235.Elaborated
236.Accosted
237.Lectured
238.Informed
239.Pushed
240.Pleaded
241.Begged
242.Complied
243.Pretended
244.Acted
245.Schemed
246.Understood
247.Comprehended
248.Jibed
249.Fibbed
250.Bluffed
251.Figured
252.Publicized
253.Criticized
254.Panted
255.Managed
256.Exhaled
257.Dramatized
258.Offered
259.Smiled
260.Smirked
261.Presented
262.Pouted
263.Adhered
264.Picked
265.Chose
266.Blamed
267.Blushed
268.Checked
269.Gathered
270.Gestured
271.Gesticulated
272.Slurred
273.Fumbled
274.Fumed
275.Requested
276.Defended
277.Negotiated
278.Slipped
279.Mouthed
280.Hesitated
281.Braced
282.Swallowed
283.Yawned
284.Shrugged
285.Surmised
286.Presumed
287.Squealed
288.Dictated
289.Disclosed
290.Intimated
291.Found
292.Learned
293.Implored
294.Yelped
295.Confided
296.Jumped
297.Recalled
298.Remembered
299.Bellowed
300.Seduced
301.Pardoned
302.Cheered
303.Booed
304.Parroted
305.Lamented
306.Tempted
307.Narrated
308.Composed
309.Disclosed
310.Went
311.Invoked
312.Corresponded
313.Obliged
314.Snapped
315.Poked
316.Pledged
317.Enticed
318.Mused
319.Bargained
320.Bamboozled
321.Whimpered
322.Wailed
323.Corrected
324.Queried
325.Determined
326.Detected
327.Defined
328.Distinguished
329.Differentiated
330.Compared
331.Collaborated
332.Coordinated
333.Paused
334.Stung
335.Registered
336.Accepted
337.Voiced
338.Notified
339.Educated
340.Longed
341.Hooted
342.Whooped
343.Writhed
344.Chattered
345.Remarked
346.Trembled
347.Shuddered
348.Wept
349.Turned
350.Whirred
351.Invited
352.Floundered
353.Hissed
354.Mentioned
355.Preached
356.Hypothesized
357.Moaned
358.Enumerated
359.Added
360.Quoted
361.Blared
362.Admonished
363.Rebuked
364.Groaned
365.Challenged
366.Contested
367.Resented
368.Disagreed
369.Accused
370.Presumed
371.Assumed
372.Teased
373.Tested
374.Punished
375.Silenced
376.Negotiated
377.Discussed
378.Brainstormed
379.Stormed
380.Flouted
381.Imbibed
382.Pacified
383.Paged
384.Panted
385.Faxed
386.Texted
387.Controlled
388.Checked
389.Cackled
390.Tackled
391.Flourished

~More Quotes~

If it is to be, it is up to you.

Help me see; not by seeing for me, but by showing me.

Your purpose in life should be to discover the purpose of life itself.

The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.

How old would you be if you didn't know how old you were?

An optimist laughs to forget, a pessimist forgets to laugh.

Love is when someone takes your heart and shatters it; but you still love them with the little pieces.

No fear is healthy.

Anything that happens, happens.Anything that, in happening, causes something else to happen, causes something else to happen. Anything that, in happening, causes itself to happen again, happens again. It doesn't necessarily do it in chronological order, though.

Nothing can be as annoying when your greatest desire is in direct contradiction with your most ardent principle.

There's nothing in this life I wouldn't live without.

Tell a person they are brave and you help them become so.

The most important time in life is the present.

After your death you will be what you were before your birth.

A man will fight harder for his interests than for his rights.

When it's unexplored it's a mystery. Thus, according to fancy, can be whatever you make it to be.

There's only one success - to be able to spend your life in your own way.

In giving advice, seek to help, not please your friend.

Fly to wherever you're flying to,
Or fly round and round without a final destination.
But fly you must, for flying is fun!

You can never learn less; you can only learn more.

A mind once stretched by a new idea never regains its original dimensions.

Who dares to teach must never cease to learn.

Experience gives the test first, the lesson afterward.

Teachers open the door, but you must enter by yourself.

Try as you may, you're never getting pass this beautiful facade of my lies for my truth is far too sacred to be out in the open.

Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.

You don't open a book you open a mind.

There is only one success: to be able to spend your life in your own way.

A true friend hears the song in your heart and sings it to you when your memory fails.

Two people need not think alike to love alike.

You only live twice. Once when you are born and once when you look death in the face.

Estonian Cherry

Just because you don't want to doesn't mean you have to
Although wanting to does not always require you to have to
Sometimes you need to just because you have to
And sometimes you need to just because you want to
And I don't want to anymore
When I wanted to know I wanted to
But once I knew I couldn't I realized I never truly wanted to
You never truly want what you cannot have
You never can truly have what you want
Life isn't your custom made silver platter

Friday, October 22, 2010

Romanian Sunrise & Kenyan Orange


Imagine somebody so grand that their delightful presence shakes your very soul
 
Imagine that person emanates a light beautifully incomprehensible; a delicious culmination of overwhelmingly brilliant colours
 
Imagine being stunned by that one's astounding grandeur; feeling a magnetic pull towards the magnificence of their humble aura and being so naturally transfixed you couldn't utter a word or even want to
 
Imagine feeling so enormously ecstatic that you could float weightlessly into the blue of their limitless sky
 
Imagine a life whose being alive in it self constitutes the purpose of living
 
Imagine that person is you
 

"Feel it. Breathe it. Believe it. And you'll be walking on air."

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Patriotism (A meek & feeble attempt at some sensational journalism)

In view of the recent applause-worthy display of greatness on the part of our Indian athletes in the CWG, I was propelled to think about and question my own patriotism. In a country where Sachin Tendulkar assumes the place of a demi-god it is clear how proud we are of our country's successes. However, this pride is wholly based on patriotism. What is patriotism? It means "great love for one's country". That definition makes me wonder where this love comes from. I think that patriotism is just a scam. It wouldn't come naturally to you. The same way we feel good about ourselves when we achieve success, is how we are induced to feel when our country does. Thus we strive to do things(or do we even bother?); win laurels for our nation. In the bargain, the government earns some goodwill but more importantly its ego of feeling like it's the best is massively appeased.

That explains why, in our schooling days itself we are influenced to feel patriotism every time we sing in chorus the national anthem; every time India wins a big cricket match(can't think of another example!). The concept of being against one's country is ridiculous! One thought that stems from negativity towards your homeland is considered to be wicked; your existence is looked upon as undeserving. Your country is supposed to be like a Mother. We are meant to feel proud to belong where we do. How can you not like your own land, right?

There's nothing wrong in being patriotic. It's great even. It just is hypocritical when we pretend(?) to show extreme pride in our country's achievements but not vote or do anything in our own capacity to be a worthy resident of society. Worse still, we shrivel up our noses in disgust when we happen to be passing slums which form a major part of our city life.

Patriotism has lost its honourable glossy sheen. Long gone are its glorious days when dying for your country was counted as one of the single most noble act. Stories of Bhagat Singh and Gandhi have lost its charm and have been reduced to marketing gimmicks for movie makers to oversell the great freedom fighting history of our country. Nowadays in theaters we are compelled to the obligation of abandoning our cozy recliner seats and steaming hot nachos and we giggle frivolously when we are to stand reluctantly for merely three minutes to pay our respects to the national anthem.

So ask yourself, are you really patriotic? Or is it a feeling only aroused when you see some positive feel-good news somewhere that extinguishes once the hype of the occasion dies down.
Do we only take pride in our achievements and not do anything to fix the real problems? Worse, do we even acknowledge these grave problems?
You want to contribute? Well then at least care to cast your vote to the lesser-corrupt politician if not stand for elections yourself!
Do your bit or don't call yourself a patriot.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Swedish Pineapple


Tethered and twisted;
Tethered and twisted I lay in the sand.
Fumbling and tumbling and lost and down on the ground,
Groggy and bloody and clumsy.
I am unreachable.
I am wasted and thrown.
Blotched are my scars of the night.
I am broken beyond repair,
Nobody asked you to come fix me.
You couldn't even if you tried is one thing,
I'd rather you not is another.
Untimely is this occasion.
Blasphemous is this situation.
 
I am where I am
You're where you are;
And you're where you are

Twisted and devious
Jumbled and knotted

You are
All that you are
I am
All that I am

Look now, there your carriage goes
Without you
Run after it lest you miss it

Why should I, you question,
When it won't stop for me?

I give you that knowing look you know so well
And say
For if you don't it shall leave you behind

You then give me a knowing look I know so well
And say
I'd rather be behind if it means being with you.