Thursday, January 25, 2007

Style Style thaan, Super Style Thaan...

Had been catching up with bloghopping , and got to read the ‘style tag’ that seems to be doing the rounds presently. I found reading the various ‘style formats’ very interesting and also thought to myself that this was a difficult tag. And then when I came to the end of Hiphopgrandmas’s blog, spotted my name.
Oops! I thought, not at all sure if I’d be able to come up with this one. Still I decided to try, solicited the help of a couple of individuals who have known me from fairly close quarters. I must confess that the joint project was not entirely an entertaining exercise. But yes , atleast I got fodder for this post and for this I’m obliged to thank the aforementioned individuals for their valuable contribution. Moreover, the conclusions drawn proved to be conflicting and contradictory most of the time- i.e; mine vs their perceptions. Anyways here’s the analyses drawn for your kind and patient perusal: However, I would like to remind my beloved readers that since I suspect my assistants in this project were prejudiced in their observations , they should not let themselves be influenced by what they read.

Sunshine: I think of myself as this bright ray of sunshine brightening other people’s life- whose path I may cross- bringing cheer to their otherwise mundane existence.
My co- assistants in this project seemed to slightly disagree with this observation. They mentioned that perhaps I was sunshine to certain people within a certain periphery and for a limited period of time, but if they were exposed to extended time period the sunshine would have got too much to bear increasing chances of Heat stroke. According to them, living under the same roof 24/7, 365 days- could be compared to the “Big Boss Scenario” . Oh well, I confess that I do have my share of ‘sulk’ episodes, and do succumb to the ‘tantrum mode’ now and then, but then what else is the luxury and privacy of one’s Home worth if not to indulge in some minor whims and moods?

I laugh out spontaneously and my mirth tends to be rather contagious spreading Happiness, joy and sense of wellbeing- and my laughter is like the tinkle of bells- or may be marbles in a glass bottle- anyways very pleasant to the ears.
Again, there were voices of dissent, certain people insist that my guffaws sound like “maala padakkam’” ( those chain fire crackers that people burst during festivities ) and make people jump out of their skins.

Well, here, we did manage to reach a kind of consensus, upto a point atleast. That is I’m capable of breaking into tears, sobs at the drop of a hat, or anything else for that matter which is droppable. However the point of disagreement arose when I chose to describe myself as someone who is very sensitive, compassionate. A couple of stone hearted individuals preferred to call me an irreparable leaky tap.

I keep away from arguments, confrontations because I’m a peace loving soul, but the same aforementioned assistants of mine accuse me of being an escapist like the ostrich and that perhaps this behaviour could also be attributed to lack of courage. Besides, they reminded me that this burying my ‘head in the mud’ habit of mine was not prevalent within the privacy of Home sweet Home where I had no hesitation in making my voice heard . Sigh…some people are doomed to be misunderstood always.

I like to take things easy, do my things in my own sweet time in my own pace. At this point I thought I heard some mumbled references being made to goose and ganders.

I like to try to convince people when I know I’m in the right and that it would be good for others in the long run to be able to see my point. I’ve enormous patience in trying to drive the point home. This time, I’m sure I heard something about a broken record, and driving up walls .

I’m very expressive in my affection and smothering my loved ones is my speciality. People whom I love will never be in doubt as to how much they’re loved by me. And now the ungrateful souls liken me to the Spin option in a washing machine!

I’m not sure if I’ve been able to come up with 10 things that reflect my style, but I’ve been described at various instances by different people with different names- and many a time they’ve been mutually contradictory too! I’ve been referred to as Angel, Fairy, Dormant Volcano , Mother Hen, Doll, Spluttering Mustard, Cheeni Mulaku ( species of green chillies that can burn your tongue, intestines ). Well, it all depends I guess…

And now let the drum rolls begin: I hereby tag Alaapana and Arunima. I think I do know that both of you do not get terribly excited by tags, but then I have to tell you was this tag was pretty interesting, intriguing, exciting, entertaining, adventurous…I’ve run out of adjectives… so let me just say do it…Plisssssssss.


Alapana said...

This is my last attempt to comment here or any blog for tonight,god knows whats wrong with blogger:( fifth try this is.
Ok,now,thankyou,thank you,Nooooo,not for tagging me but for shifting to new blogger and thankfully now i can comment here.
and about the tag,i was tagged with this tag before but i dint want to finish the tag,but now that you tagged me i will try to untag!!!! from your tag attempt {Now,go check how many tags in the comment} bhuhahaha,now that was for tagging me;p

Ardra said...

I was beginning to think that either the post comments option was not functioning or mebbe nobody even comes here. Now I know it works. Thank you...
good to c u here- whether u do the tag or not :-)

Bringabrahma said...

HIYA Ardraa

where have u been your blog looks fantastic..that black and white pic ofa lonely Banyan tree is a strong symbol of life?

Ardra said...

Hi! how've u been? had been out of the virtual world for a little while...good to c u here...
u've not been updating ur blog much...

Mahadevan said...

I read recently that though we have no control over weather, we certainly can carry Sunshine with us, wherever we go. It is heartening to learn that you carry Sunshine with you, brightening the lives of people you meet.

Ardra said...

Mahadevan, I'd like to believe that I do :-)

Hip Grandma said...

ardra,Iam sure I posted a comment on this one and 'for a daughyer,but where has it gone?Your style is superb.Each one is a gem.I hope this one gets published.

Arunima said...


first, thanks for the birthday wishes. I cannot promise that I'll do it immediately but I have saved it for a rainy day. (that's a promise)

Ardra said...

Dear Hipgma,
so dissappointed to know that a couple of your comments failed to get posted. Thanks for your kind words. I'm glad at least this one got psoted.
Dear Arunima,
Take your would be a pleasure to read abt your style in your 'style'..

Tharini said...

Hi Ardra..

I just wanted to say thanks a bunch for leaving a comment for me. I really appreciate your words. I hope you'll continue to share your thoughts with me.

You have a beautful looking blog here. It looks so serene and ethereal. I haven;t had a chance to read thru any of the posts, but I have saved your page on my bookmark, and hope to get to know you better.

Take care.