Mar 8, 2012

And, It's a Century!



Hello, and welcome to my 100th post! I've finally made it here, after about 4.5 long years. I really like it that this post coincides with Women's Day. So, Happy Women's Day to all you girls out there! In case you haven't been told yet, you're beautiful and you're awesome!


Img Credit: Pierre Willemin

I have an interesting anecdote to share about this day. Well okay, I'll tell it and you can decide for yourself if it's interesting or not. When I was a college-girl, I had this super-awesome habit of bunking all the time, along with my gang of girls. Also, we had this horrible lecturer-woman who was real-life's answer to Dolores Umbridge. No kidding at all. I'm not really in the mood to criticize a woman on Women's Day, so I'll just leave it at that and you can let your imagination do the rest. (If you haven't ever read Harry Potter or watched the movies, kindly Google 'Dolores Umbridge' for an accurate picture).

It was in the 2nd year of college when Miss. Umbridge decided that she wanted to celebrate being a woman. She called all her female students to her office the day before Women's Day and asked us to come dressed in white for the occasion (please do not ask me what wearing white has to do with women). Now, I think the problem was that March 8th that year was a Saturday, and we only had a few hours of special classes scheduled. We hardly attended classes on regular days, so going to a special class dressed in white was like, not even an option to be considered. So naturally, we bunked, and I don't remember the details but I guess we pretty much celebrated woman-hood in our own way.

Ah, the following Monday Miss. Umbridge was in her element. It turned out that we weren't the only girls who bunked, so she was really pretty mad that her little 'initiative' fizzled out. We got this huge lecture from her, finger-wagging, nostrils flaring, and everything. I distinctly remember this one thing she said to us, "You all should be ashamed of yourselves. You aren't proud of being women at all. How could you bunk on women's day?" To which, we were like, wtf??! And then we had a good laugh about it later. So yeah, even after all these years, March 8th brings to me the memories of those good old days. 

So yeah, today is a nice day, Women's Day and my 100th post. A lot of reminiscing. Please do go check out my very first post, if you've got the time. It's called "I Love". I was 22 when I wrote it. Reading it now makes me realize how much times have changed, and how girly I was back then! And also that over the years, not many of my loves have really changed. Perhaps a few have been added, but almost none have faded away. 

Here's wishing all you lovely ladies a lifetime of love, laughter and happy times. Here's wishing you a warm and blessed life! :)

P.S: Why isn't there a Man's Day. Shouldn't there be one?



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31 comments:

  1. 100 posts and rocking, good going. Hope to read many many more from you.

    Its the crazies and weirdo's we remember after the years pass by because that's the effect they have on our psyche.

    Happy Womens day to you.

    PS: There is an International Men's day - it is supposedly on the 19th of November each year. Needless to add that there is not much attention to it in comparison to Womens day.

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    1. @AS: Thank you so much! :) Aww, didn't know about the men's day at all. Hehe. I'll see if I can try to remember it this year. And girls complain that boys don't remember dates, lol!

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  2. Hey, Is there such a chapter on every mad girl's life? I will write about mine sometime. I can totally relate to the WTF reaction! Congrats on 100 posts :) Awesome!

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    1. I'm sure there is Archana, especially of female teachers who hate girls and say the weirdest things! :) Thanks for the wishes!

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  3. congrats on the century! wishing you many more..
    and lol@ the incident..I would've bunked too..;-)

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  4. Oh even we had an Umbridge professor in our MA. Vile, malicious, super-dumb- all rolled into one. Quite a woman, I must tell you! :D

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  5. Ooh ooh! Congrats! Forgot to mention earlier. :P

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    1. Thanks, Spiff! Hehe, I guess Umbridges are more common than we think!

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  6. congratulation on the century :) and you been blogging for so many years wow, its not even 3 years for me .. dont know where i will be in a year and half..

    We had a professor but she was beautiful and i think we all fell in love with her when she came in to teach us .. no one ever bunked her class

    Bikram's

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    1. Thanks, Bikram. It's been many years but I've not always been regular. Taken a lot of breaks. Incidentally, this isn't my first blog, I'd started much before that on Yahoo 360, that service has been deleted now. Anyway, hope you will be blogging a year and a half down the line too.

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  7. Haha... You should be ashamed of yourself! How could you exercise free will on Women's day!!?! LOL

    Congrats for the 100!

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    1. Haha, I know, the nerve we had back then! :D Thanks, will check out the tag soon.

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  8. Congrats on your century :) Loved your 'I love' post :)

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    1. Thanks, CD. Glad you liked the post.

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  9. Hey! And I have tagged you. Check out- http://abhyudayadoses.blogspot.in/2012/03/dreaded-eleven-questions-tag.html

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  10. Congrats on the century, sumitraaa! :D I loved the way you described the anecdote from your college days.
    Read your first post, and I wish I had started reading your blog from that very post itself! Off to read more of your older ones now! :)

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    1. Thanks so much, Sruthiii! :D Your words make me feel so good. Hope you liked my older posts. I've changed a lot through the years, at least that's what I think :)

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  12. You reached a 100. I hope Sachin Tendulkar also reaches one soon.. Maybe we can celebrate that day as 'Mens Day' :)

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    1. Hi Vikas. I'm not much into cricket, but hope he does hit his century soon, for the happiness of fans like you :) I think that day would be 'India Day', really.

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  13. Congratulations on your 100th Post!!! So both of us beat Tendulkar to it!!! Jokes apart, I am sure that this is just the beginning of the many milestones that you'll reach. Happy Blogging!!!

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    1. Thank you, Nisha. Glad to see you back here and thanks for the wishes. :)

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  14. 100 th psot is a milestone... Hope you cross many more... your story was really funny reminded me of my college days and huge mass bunk we used to plan... Those were the days of our lives... Happy women's day .. celebrating womanhood :D

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  15. Congratulations on the 100th post! :)

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  16. congratulations! especially loved n pondered over ur last line.

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