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The varied peoples of Middle-earth at times found unity in their pursuits, and all too often experienced deep rifts. Engage in lively conversations as we banter about the differences between the Alliances, and recruit for our People as well. Remember, keep it friendly.

Postby Mahima » Thu Nov 20, 2003 10:33 pm

hey, lot of us Indians around now. Maybe we can have a mini-TORC-moot sometime! <BR><BR>I've bummed around quite a bit in Bombay too. Was studying in Pune for four years... so.<BR><BR>I love Mehendi too. and have enormous patience for it <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0>. When I was in Delhi, I used to get it put atleast once a month, from all those roadside people. Its tough to find someone in B'lore though. grumble. <BR><BR>Eid Mubarak, <b>Arwen</b>! <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Oh cool, you got the TTT SE DVD <b>Fishy</b>! So cool. I haven't seen any around here. sigh.
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Postby fishy071 » Thu Nov 20, 2003 10:41 pm

<a href='http://www.tolkienonline.com/thewhitecouncil/messageview.cfm?catid=24&threadid=73778' target=_blank>500 for ElberethTheFair!</a><BR><BR>I hope you get to get the SE DVD soon.
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Postby ElberethTheFair » Fri Nov 21, 2003 1:31 am

Thanks fishy.........but first i'll have to get myself a DVD player!<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Mahima,that's a great idea,I would really love to meet some TORCers.You studied in Pune.....which college was that?Was it Fergusson?Pune has become an official "neighbour".These days the Bombay-Pune trip is nothing distance-wise,what with the new expressway..........it's beautiful,have you travelled on it?
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Postby Alcanielle » Sat Nov 22, 2003 11:31 pm

Hey you guys, quick one, flight leaves in a few hours <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Elbereth! Do you go to SIES by any chance? *hoping it's a yes* My cousin goes there! Hm...in any case <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0> Congrats on 500!<BR><BR>Oh yes, and the Mumbai-Pune expressway is wonderful...Much better than some time ago when the bus used to go all winding round and round o.O<BR><BR>Arwen, Eid Mubarak! <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0> Have a great time!<BR><BR>Phir bi Dhil Hai Hindustani, see y'all! <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0>
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Postby ElberethTheFair » Sat Nov 22, 2003 11:56 pm

Alcanielle: No,I'm not in SIES,but I almost joined it in 11th standard.In fact I did join.Then in the 5th list I got into Vivekanand college and took that admission because it was closer to home.<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0>
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Postby fishy071 » Sun Nov 23, 2003 1:28 am

When I applied for colleges, I wanted ones closer to home too.
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Postby Mahima » Sun Nov 23, 2003 11:20 pm

I studied in AIT - Army Institute of Technology. Did my mech engg from there. And No, I have not travlled on the Bombay-Pune express highway, it wasn't made by the time I graduated. So now you can figure out how old I am. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Well, I went to college some 1000 kms away from where my parents were. But lemme tell you that hostel life rocks! <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0>
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Postby fishy071 » Mon Nov 24, 2003 2:50 am

Since college, I've been away from my parents' house most of the time. There are not really any universities near their place.
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Postby Mahima » Mon Nov 24, 2003 3:38 am

Ah yes, I remember <b>fishy</b> you were shifting flats not a long time ago. So how is your new place? All settled in?<BR><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0>
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Postby ElberethTheFair » Mon Nov 24, 2003 4:13 am

Mahima:AIT!Wow,sounds cool!<BR>Actually I'm not a hostelite.We have both hostelites and localites in our college,and they DO have a lot of fun.But they miss home cooking,family,etc.There is stuff we both envy each other.<BR><BR>fishy,you've shifted flats?When.........I must have missed reading about that.So you don't live your landlady/roommate anymore.....the one you used to complain about?<BR><BR>EDIT:Spell check.
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Postby fishy071 » Mon Nov 24, 2003 12:23 pm

Right, I moved into my apartment July. I like this place.
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Postby Mahima » Tue Nov 25, 2003 4:45 am

So how is it, describe it. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Thats true, Elbereth, the two setss always do envy each other, grass being greener on the other side, and I know there have been several days in the hostel when I have been so homesick, I just wanted to run home. But now that I'm out and older and wiser (<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0>), I really cherish those years for what they made me.
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Postby ElberethTheFair » Wed Nov 26, 2003 1:51 am

I'm happy being a localite,though,overall.Currently we're not on very good terms with the hostelites in our college,because they're refusing to chip in for the freshers' party which we 2nd years have to throw.Why?Because they say they didn't get to rag the juniors as much as they wanted.Weird.Anyway.<BR>Our college has a 10-day Ganesh festival which is supposed to be a hostel fest,but we still helped them.So this is highly unfair.
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Postby Mahima » Wed Nov 26, 2003 5:57 am

Being happy or not in hostel depends hell of a lot on the crowd present. If it hadn't been for a couple of good friends I made, it would have been pathetic. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Your hostelites sound bummers. Kick them, I say.
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Postby ElberethTheFair » Wed Nov 26, 2003 7:56 am

You got the point exactly,Mahima.As a matter of fact they are....I'm happy for you though.I might sound mean,but Bombay public doesn't exactly gel with most of the people from the interiors of Maharshtra.Not that we don't try,but our thoughts are just too different.Exceptions are people from the All-India quota,they come from places like Delhi and Rajasthan and are pretty easy to connect with.They're in minority though.
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Postby fishy071 » Thu Nov 27, 2003 2:24 am

I've never lived in a hostel before.
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Postby Mahima » Tue Dec 02, 2003 12:01 am

Living alone in an aptmt is better. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0>
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Postby fishy071 » Tue Dec 02, 2003 1:37 am

I enjoyed dorm life my 1st 2 yeras in college, but not my 3rd year. I moved to an apartment my 4th year, adn since then, I've pretty much always lived in apartments, except for the previous 2 years when I lived in a duplex with that landlady.
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Postby Arwen_Sol » Tue Dec 02, 2003 4:19 pm

I haven't lived anywhere that wasn't home <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-tongue.gif"border=0> Even though I'm going to be 20 in less than a week I don't think I could handle living alone, or rather, without my parents to take care of me <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0> I'm just a big baby. I think it's part of the culture... <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-confused.gif"border=0><BR><BR>*~Arwen
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Postby fishy071 » Tue Dec 02, 2003 9:02 pm

Some of my Indian friends are like that, Arwen_Sol. I used to be like that. My first summer away from home was hard for me, but now I like living away from my family.
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Postby Arwen_Sol » Wed Dec 03, 2003 9:08 pm

I guess I won't actually know until I've gone out and lived alone for a while. My parents do go on business trips though~ sometimes for months at a time so it's not really like I haven't been 'alone' but the feeling can be very uncomfortable~ I feel anxious when they're not around and I always imagine dreadful things i.e. the plane crashing but I guess that's just a natural part of caring for someone <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR><BR>*~Arwen
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Postby fishy071 » Wed Dec 03, 2003 9:43 pm

That is natural, Arwen_Sol. I was scared when I first left home.
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Postby ElberethTheFair » Sat Dec 06, 2003 6:23 am

Yes,Arwen_Sol,I get those feelings of fear sometimes too.For others as well as myself.You know about the recent bomb blasts in Bombay,right?And I travel to town everyday to reach college.There was a time when,while climbing onto the train I would pray ferverently "Please God,let me reach home safe today."The city isn't safe anymore.I feel that strongly because like you,I'm also a big baby.....never really lived on my own,away from home.And yes,it <i>is</i> part of the culture.<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Did anyone watch Kal ho Na ho?I found it pretty sweet.
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Postby Mahima » Sun Dec 07, 2003 9:59 pm

Well you "babies" are very soon going to step out on your own, you know. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0> I hope the experience is good for you.<BR><BR>
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Postby fishy071 » Sun Dec 07, 2003 10:21 pm

I used to be afraid of one day being on my own. However, once you start, you'll find that it's not as hard as you expect.
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Postby Arwen_Sol » Mon Dec 08, 2003 12:19 am

Well, I sort of am anticipating it although, maybe not for another few years <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0> we gotta start slow with us babies...<BR><BR>I haven't seen "Kal ho na ho" yet but my mom and aunts went to go see it and came home with puffy, red eyes <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0> So I guess that means it was pretty good!<BR><BR>*~Arwen
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Postby Mahima » Tue Dec 09, 2003 4:17 am

oh god, a tear-jerker! Another movie I will not see. Hmm, after Dil Chahta Hai I have not seen any Hindi movie. Hmm...
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Postby fishy071 » Tue Dec 09, 2003 4:22 am

I'm not one for tearjerkers, but I'll make an exception with ROTK.
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Postby ElberethTheFair » Tue Dec 09, 2003 7:03 am

I don't usually like tear-jerkers either,but this one is really sweet(with the occasional corny dialogue,though it didn't drip with cheese like K3G.)<BR>But........there's Shahrukh!So I couldn't possibly miss it. Been his fan for ages.<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0> And the music is nice too,especially the title track,and maahi ve.
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Postby fishy071 » Thu Dec 11, 2003 10:20 pm

I'm going to need to bring enough tissues for ROTK.<BR><BR><i>Stepmom</i> is another tearjerker. I saw in in theater when it was released in 1998. They've been playing it on TV almost every year, and everytime I watch it, I get near to tears.
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