Monday, June 19, 2006


I submitted my paper today! Hip Hip Hurrah!
The boss took the whole lab out for ice-cream! Note, that such celebrations usually happen when one gets their paper accepted, but, i guess in my case the boss knew ki mera level hi thoda alag hai. ;)

The whole process- from submitting-to review -to acceptance/rejection and possible publication can take a whole 6 - 9 months. So now I can just move on with my life for the time-being!


Tonight, I go out to celebrate with friends. And because I love her so much, I'm not taking Basanti with me. :-)

and thank y'all for listening to my long rant :D


I am off blogger said...


Abi said...

Congrats! As they say, from this point on, it's downhill all the way (take no offence; it's an expression from my college days, and it just means "it'll be much easier").

Akanksha said...

congratulations and celeberations!!
i wanna treat !
i wanna a treat!!
*throws a big time tantrum*

Macho Girl said...

Congratulations!!!!!! How about a treat for all of blogsville?! :P

May u write many more papers and may all of them get accepted! :D Congrats once again!

The Smiling Girl said...

Now thats really a treat-wala news.. Congrats buddy..
Abhi enjoy kar life ko...:)

The_Girl_From_Ipanema said...

:D thank-you all. *bows* :)

haan tum sab ko treat dena padega abhi ;) i say we move the party to Sayeshaz - the bar that's open 24/7. Only, she drinks only diet and doesn't like ice-cream. uska intezaam hamein karna padega.

The_Girl_From_Ipanema said...

p.s: i made gulab-jamuns. please help yourselves. :)

Rebellion said...

Cool TGFI :)

Thats some real nice piece of news!!!

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S \:D/

I read you nice looong rant that day but end waqt par yeh kambakth internet screwed my comment :(
But it was a really sweet post haan! It sounded like you were not writing, but talking to one of your friends on the post with all the complaints, frustration, hope, happiness etc etc... It was a really nice post, I loved reading it haan bacchha :)

Great.. btw.. where's MY party??

Take care,

PS: Am not much fond of ice creams too dear :P

The Smiling Girl said...

Haan yaar.. chalo wahi chalte hain... Mujhe bhi kuch nahi chahiye, bas ek tub ice-cream, 10-15 Gulab Jamuns and one biiiig glass of apple juice... This would suffice for a whole day...:)

Born a Libran said...

Congrats... Its always a great feeling to get done with a paper... It kind of feels empty for sometime too... but only temporarily... FYI, the next phase after accepting is equally painful but at the end of the day, when you see your name in the journal, it will all be worth it :-)

greensatya said...

Hey congrats for finishing the paper.

And time to enjoy and celebrate and keep Basanti with you. She was with you all these days so don't leave her now :)

Do let us know when it gets published.

Sirius Black said...

hey congrats :D Enjoy the parties now :P

qsg said...

you go, girl!!! Obviously, my encouraging words about your writing skills paid off *pats herself on the back, shamelessly!*
Congrats! Please to send the gulab jamun! :)) I lurve them!

Sayesha said...

Congru congru! :D

The_Girl_From_Ipanema said...

thank you all, :) y'all are extending my celebratory phase....

hah, the rant was so long it killed your internet!!! :)) chalo, have some gulab-jamuns if you don't like icecream.

> 10-15 Gulab Jamuns ???
and i was wondering who ate them all! hehehehe

wayyy to rain on my parade, dude!! ;) yeah, yeah , i know. i will write another long rant when the reviews come back. :)

will let y'all know, sure! arre, i didn't desert basanti! just left her in a safe place at home, y'know how hard it gets to park downtown and all...;)


gee thanks. it was, indeed, your insightful responses to my rant. send you g.j's? i would've yaar, but it looks like s.g ate them all! :0

thank-u, thank-u. sorry about all the sugar syrup spilt on the table. i know that's a pain to clean.;)

Rebellion said...


The rant was surely long but didn't kill my interest :)

As far as my net goes.. 4get it. It strangles itself anytime for no reason.. I think its high time I need to strange the guys X-(

And yups.. thanks for the gulab jamun's, they were yummy :D ... I can have chocolate ice-creams though :P:P

Take care,

sharda said...

Congrats,enjoy and have fun.
By the way you write reaaaaaaally well.

The Smiling Girl said...

Thank God.. So Ipanema Girl didnt abandone her blog while she went off to Ipanema partying...:)
Kahan chali gayi thi yaar itni der se... Tu bahut kuch action miss kar rahihain...
Jao.. Sash ke blog ko dekho aur kuch comments dalo us Namkeen ke blog mein..

Janefield said...

*sings madonna's olllllld song "WHERE'S DA PARTAY", follows it up with some ashtanga yoga to cool down after all those celebreshuns* :D

CONGRATS KIDDO! WAYYY TO GO! Rang de Basanti!!! (now even i'm wondering wot i'm on)

anyway, kudos and here's wishing your paper gets published and soon :)

Swapna said...

Congrats!! Enjoy the Celebrations!

Andy E. said...

Congratulations! So no more long ranting posts?

The_Girl_From_Ipanema said...

i'm glad the rant didn't kill your interest or your internet ;)

thanks, and thanks! :)

arre main kahin nai gayi yaar. i was spending all my time at the computer earlier writing (or not writing) my paper...and therefore you'd find me doing lukkhagiri everywhere on blogspot. abhi back to lab-work and you won't find me getting into fights at sayeshaz that much anymore. ;) i heard about namkeen. and left a comment too. thats just sad on so many levels.

yeah seriously, woman, what are YOU drinking?? :) thanks yaar.

thanks!! :)

andy e,
thanks. arre, there are no dearth of rants in my life. dontcha worry. another will rear it's ugly head sooner or later.

The Smiling Girl said...

Wohi to.. I was missing ur presence there...:)
To abhi kaam chalu, isit? Good...:)

Janefield said...

the only thing i'm on is multiple meds since my accident with a mirror that nearly sliced off my toe :P

The_Girl_From_Ipanema said...

yes kaam chalu in full swing. feels great to be back to my work.

ouch! that sounds terrible. i hope it's getting better!!!

greensatya said...

Just realised that your blogrolling gives wrong time. It is saying 0315 Hrs GMT now.

The_Girl_From_Ipanema said...

hey satya
you're right. but its showing 4 hours ahead of my local time instead of 5 hours. (we are GMT-5).

thanks for pointing that out. i still don't know where you got 0315 when u commented at presumably 815 US EDT. it mustve been 0015?

greensatya said...

It is strange, now it is showing correct time. Then it was showing my local time
(GMT +200, daylight saving) and with suffix GMT as it does always. It should be 0015 as you said. Confusing but doesn't matter :)

I am off blogger said...

Oyeeeeeee Bahut party sharty ho gai ab waapis aao!!
Haan i know u have been very busy at Sayeshaz, lekin ab to even there its normal!!
Next post plzzz.....

I am off blogger said...

Okey, so u r busy.........Chalo badhiya hai.........

Sayesha said...

Update lazybum, update! :P

The_Girl_From_Ipanema said...

it's still showing me US EDT + 4, instead of US EDT + 5. Or are we 4 hours behind GMT?? now i'm confused. :X

chalo, on your demand, i updated it. :)

kyon re? coffy karne ko chahiye kya? i will be keeping an eye behind my back, haan!!! :))

The_Girl_From_Ipanema said...

you confused me fukat ka! we ARE GMT-4!!! that time is correct. aaargh!

Sayesha said...

Who asked you to bring me this cup of coffee you dhakkan?? I said "I wanna cofee", not "I want a coffee!" :@

The_Girl_From_Ipanema said...

u wanna coffee na? to kya???? jeez. as a rule, the bartender is not supposed to be drunk, y'know. :)