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August 27, 2006

Of aging and dam-aging

Filed under: Humour — Teal @ 1:23 pm

Ello Blogjunta!

I know it has been eons since I blogged and you regulars have been made to wait for long, but Teal is back .. with a BANG! This is something I have been wanting to write about for a long time now … about aging and “damaging” . I am a fresh graduate with a B.Tech in IT [supposedly]. The seeds for this particular post was sown sometime in January when I met up with my school buddies who I havent met since Xth Standard. The topics varied from jobs and pay packages and ickily [in my case] went to the turf that usually grown ups discuss … Eek eeek …

I could see the fact that most my schoolmates had grown up and matured so much ….
That meet made me realise that I am very much at heart the girl from Xth grade. Though seriously wonder what is the clear line that demarcates adulthood? The most obvious being age, but is that all ??? What do you make of people who say that you dont “look” your age? Now that would be dam-aging.

But what should one do to “look” their age??? I am clueless in that area. But in order to cite the fickle perspectives of people around … let me tell you all the story of 2 sisters A and B, who have a significant age gap.

Here are some things told about how “old” they look ~

  1. When they travel in public transport, have been asked if they are twins.
  2. Sister A was asked if she was in college when she was in IXth.
  3. Sister B has been asked which school she was in when she just graduated from college.

When I questioned my mom in this regard, she very eloquently put this point across.
Mental maturity reflects on your face. After all, the face is the index of the mind, is it not?
Now let me tell you about something that happened a couple of weeks ago. I had gone to help out my kid cousin with some school work, her friend had come over. As I was about to leave, I was promptly asked~
“Akka, which school are you in?”.

Me: B-)

I am old enough to be called “Aunty” by kids … [so old that each time I tell people my age, i feel a strong pull in my stomach .. because my inner child and puerile self is yet to come to terms with my age 😦]

But let me tell you guys something. Akka is way better than aunty. Any day … because if I was called Aunty .. then I would be devastated :-O
and going aunty … aunty … aunty … Aana yenn mudi … yen kannu .. yenn skin??

But what do you make of people who have not killed their inner child? Does that mean they look kiddish too? Hmm …. I seriously wonder when the time will come that I will actually “look” my age. But this apparent misunderstanding in my aging is pretty ok. Infact it is flattering.

Aging beats dam-aging anyday. Hands down 😀

Just realised. This happens to be my 50th post!

Someday I will blog about what got me blogging in the first place. I was encouraged a lot by my sister, Rainbow who happens to be a rocking sis! B-)

In lieu of the 50th I did a little digging up of my archives, and realized how much the little girl inside of me was growing up gradually.

4 poems. 4 tag posts. And lots and lots of funny posts in between.

Met lots of people and found many friends through the blog world. 😀

The crappy ban put by UPA and taken off made me realize how thankful I was that I have my own platform in cyberspace, where I choose to be the immaculate me. And today is Ganesh Chathurthi, and Ganesh is the lord of good beginnings rite? So here I am , at it again, marking my comeback on an auspicious day!

Wish u all a very happy Ganesh Chaturthii !

371 Comments. 6360 Hits.

Muchos Gracias blogjunta >:D



  1. First of all,
    congrats on ur 50th post.nxt,thnx for makin a comeback..:-)it was kinda sad 2 see u not blogging for quite a while…n am glad tat lord ganesha drilled some sense in u :P..

    so welcome back AUNTY!!

    Comment by Vivek — August 27, 2006 @ 1:46 pm | Reply

  2. ayya jolly….. naan thaan firshhhhhttt!!

    i cud relate to a lot in tat post….. I hav been asked which school I was in wen I was graduating 🙂 but thankfully, life and food in the US of A helped me in gainin some extra pounds so tat now, after finishin a Masters, I look like a college kid 🙂

    physical appearance doesnt even matter…. being true to conscience is the only thing tat counts…..

    btw, Welcome Bak!!

    Comment by kuttichuvaru — August 27, 2006 @ 1:47 pm | Reply

  3. damn….. I hav been raced by Vivek….. he didnt even let me take the second spot!! now, I got to settle down with 3rd!!!

    Comment by kuttichuvaru — August 27, 2006 @ 1:47 pm | Reply

  4. Congrats on ur 50th post !

    D-uh ! I looked like a college kid way back in 10th.. now people ask me if im TCS of Infy.. soon, they will ask me how many generations are under me !

    Great post !

    Comment by TD5M4PP3R — August 27, 2006 @ 2:20 pm | Reply

  5. ahem…this sister A sounds like a wonderful and gorgeous person
    Yanyway, thanks for the positive PR on ma blog…considering no one even cares when i post and junta seem to go into competition to comment on yours seems to be a testimony to which sister is a better blogger.
    I am proud !!

    Comment by Rainbow — August 27, 2006 @ 8:09 pm | Reply

  6. well u r just out of ur college.. ull learn it soon when u actually step into the world.. and never let ur inner child die..

    Comment by Hell's Angel — August 28, 2006 @ 9:55 am | Reply

  7. Yeah! Teal is back. nice to see ya blogging again, akka/aunty. Missed your posts for a long time now…

    Comment by logicfox — August 29, 2006 @ 1:41 pm | Reply

  8. Definitely feels great to be back to blogging!

    Comment by Nikhil — August 30, 2006 @ 9:29 am | Reply

  9. Congrats! Finally you poshted..
    I could totally relate to that post.. Because I’ve been called everything from uncle by small kids to thambi by guys of my own age!
    Of course I do look childish.. :-s
    Of course I do behave childish.. :-s
    Guess I am young at heart.. 😀

    And here goes comment number 380 😀 😀

    Comment by The optimist from utopia — August 30, 2006 @ 10:42 am | Reply

  10. Cool post to come up with as ur landmark. Nice to see u back and come up with such a splendid post. I believe that aging and dam-aging has a lot to do with ur behaviour also.. but physical appearances doesnt matter at all as u rightly said.. but dont u flatter urself too mcuh 😛

    Comment by Mighty Titan — August 31, 2006 @ 4:09 am | Reply

  11. congrats on your 50th post.

    Comment by The Kid — September 1, 2006 @ 8:31 am | Reply

  12. Hey jus found ur blog. Good stuff. Loved this one especially coz some kids on the train called me “uncle”. Crap man,upto now i was anna & now this. Totally understand how u must’ve felt.
    Keep it up

    Comment by Quicksilver — September 11, 2006 @ 3:49 am | Reply

  13. Hi,

    Nice blog!

    Why don’t you consider writing about some of the new “India 2.0” sites that are creating a little buzz as well?

    Eg: http://www.ilaaka.com




    Comment by rajeev — October 2, 2006 @ 12:28 pm | Reply

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