A Capsule for Amnesia

“itni shiddat se maine tumhe paane ki koshish ki hai ki har zarre ne mujhe tumse milane ki saazish ki hai” (Its a poetic version of – When you really want something, the whole universe conspires to take you to your goal)

I know this dialogue has nothing to do with the “capsules for Amnesia”, but have you ever had this feeling? Ever since I came back home, I have been craving to cure the Amnesia-istic bend of my mom’s cerebral activities. I mean I really really want a solution from the bottom of my heart. 🙂 I have written a long post already about how she put things away and forgets, which incidentally, she read. Don’t ask me what happened afterwards. She counted all the lines on her hands as she recounted the incidences when I had put things away and forgotten. My toothbrush, my T-shirts, my books, my DVDs….you got the idea? I shrugged and told her that maybe it was genetic. 😉

I vouched to find a solution to the mini Amnesia Tsunami in my home and landed up in a Furniture shop to get the capsule. Well, now don’t stare at the post. Keep reading. I tried to search for the capsule, but could not find a satisfactory solution. I took my parents with me too, as they knew about more furniture shops, but Alas! the prized future possession was still ever elusive. I reached back home, dejected and pondered about the next step to achieve the capsule. I was desperate and wanted it with all my heart. I have dreamt of it ever since I remember and wanted the universe to conspire to get me to it.

With sadness, I opened my laptop and my eyes widened. The software to create the image of the capsule’s outer container was right there in front of me and I never noticed it!!! I clicked on the Google sketchup button and started drawing the structure of the capsule. I wanted to give it a very modernistic look but I was a little apprehensive that it might compromise its strength. When I was satisfied with the sketch, I took a printout and took it to the furniture shop for a price estimation. The guy sitting there had a look at the design and made a few changes in the capsule for better effects and strength. Initially the capsule looked somewhat like this.


What were you thinking? I was not talking about a “capsule” per se. Be a little more imaginative. 😛

After I finalised the price and gave the order, the capsule was delivered within 10 days at my home. It was an empty container and I was supposed to fill it with all the required colourful medicinal pellets. This is how the capsule container looked like when it arrived. Empty and waiting for the magic pellets.

I had an uphill task of filling the capsule container with these colourful pellets of medicine. There were too many of them. Colorful and beautiful. Aren’t they? I took a deep breath and started.

After two hours, the capsule was ready. Adorned with the pellets and ready to fulfill my most dearest wish. The cure was finally here!!! Eureka!!! I finally got what I had always dreamt of. I called mom and showed her the capsule. She smiled and a calm washed all over her and she was fully cured by just looking at the capsule. Now, she would never forget anything because the “Capsule for Amnesia” contains all the answers.

“Where are the books?” “In there”

“Where are the DVDs?” “In there there”

“Where are my other stuff?” “Oh! In there there there”

Peace finally!!!!! 😀

So, Ladies and Gentlemen, presenting, THE CAPSULE.

40 comments on “A Capsule for Amnesia

  1. LOL 😀 Too good!! I have such capsules in my room too which is stashed with around 500+ books starting from Enid Blytons, Nancy Drews, Asterix, Wodehouse, Rowling, Sidneys, Cooks, Ludlums, Grishams to Electrical engineering, Environmental Engineering and Medical books. I sometimes feel like donating all the kids books to some library.

    Good post!! Does ur mom read your blog?

  2. Guess u know my answer already… that was for fun.. This is freaking nice capsule (I got bigger one than this but it looks darn ugly to give himesh competition any day)… 🙂

    Wonder the empty ones are left for mom’s possessions kya?

  3. @ Amit:

    This is an eternal problem in my life. I can only envy you for having found something that can contain your books AND DVDs (and have space to spare).

    The last time I wanted to order such a custom-built ‘capsule’ I learnt it would set me back some £8000. I decided to spend the money on books instead. 😦

    The result is that I have now 4 cartons unopened since last year, and books under the table, and on all possible surfaces including the window sill. These are in addition to the four 6″ tall bookcases in my study and two in the spare bedroom that are full of books with another layer stacked in front. Thankfully I have a visual map of my books in my head so I know where to find what.

    Now I am sad just writing about it but the thought of spending a few thousand pounds makes me think again about all the books I can buy with that money instead… :-/

  4. @Reema : The good part is that my collection is not very old and has just started. So, I still

    have space. Earlier I used to borrow or get books from libraries. Donating!!!!??!!! Yes, I can

    think about doing that for my college books but not for my novels! 🙂
    Actually, my dad reads them and when he finds something related to mom, he shows her. So, that

    post was specifically shown to her. 😐

    @Sulz : Believe me, that is not huge. Its just that my home is already too stuffed to accomodate

    “huge” things. 🙂

    @Oxy : Some people had the audacity to choose the second option. I hope you are not one of them.

    😛 Even I wanted a bigger one, but there were some space constraints. The house is already chok-a-block. Yes, one of the empty ones is already tekken. For the rest, I am buying more books. 🙂

    @RamboDoc : No. They are magic capsules. 🙂 I can have a room full of them. 😉

    @Smita : Thanks. Hey, your link is not complete…

    @Maddie : Thanks. 🙂 Go get it!!

    @Anshul : 😆 Good one!

    @Dinu : Oh! I never looked at it that way. 🙂

    @Shefaly : Right now I would give anything to have a whole library of my own. A room full of high shelves filled with books. But, that is going to be a dream for a looong time. You are quite close to that. 🙂 And yes, I can understand the investment part. This shelf cost me 10,000 Rs. 😦 Think of the number of books I would have bought with that money. But my books were just rusting away and I had to do something for them.

  5. Nicely designed shelf and seems to have a lot of room. But this shouldn’t force you into buying more stuff and filling it up. You should let it happen gradually and after that you will be ready to design the next capsule made of Aircraft grade Aluminum alloy.

  6. man this was too funny! I have a similar capsule in my room, and it is nicely wrapped in a layer of dust 😀 ….hehe….added you to my blogroll 🙂

  7. “itni shiddat se maine tumhe paane ki koshish ki hai ki har zarre ne mujhe tumse milane ki saazish ki hai” ….i have made a note of this shaayari….need to tell it to someone 😀

  8. Nice capsule man. I hope I too will have this kind of capsules once I have my own house. Any way how much your capsule costs ? Happy Diwali 🙂 Enjoy well 😉

  9. wow ..the capsule looks good. .
    and all the books look so new. .
    looks like u care for them a lot ..
    i cant keep a book in 1 peace for more than a month 😦

  10. LOL, your posts are becoming more interesting and more captivating by the day. You have this writing style that makes the reader want to keep reading and reach the end.

    And damn, I could use a capsule or two too. I just lost my headphones. 😦

  11. @Dinesh : Nope, its not forcing me to. I buy books on my own sweet pace. 🙂 Yes, next capsule will be bigger.

    @Nick : Ha! I am sure this one too have ended up in dust, but thanks to Mom, its being dusted everyday. 🙂 And you haven’t heard that line before? I took it from Om Shanti Om. 🙂

    @Vijaya Bharat : Thanks. 🙂 The cost of the capsule is already there on the post. Search!!

    @Arvind : Thanks. 🙂 Books are not very new. Some of them are 8 years old. But, yes, I make sure that they are in good condition. I hate torn and folded books. 🙂

    @Smita : I read the post. That was one huge coincidence. 🙂

    @Smallstar : I am fine. Thanks. You know…I have started wondering if you read my posts, because your comments are never relevant. I am sorry but I was just wondering. Don’t take it seriously. 🙂

    @Ish : Thanks. 🙂 And where the hell have you been?? Yeah, you can have a shoebox capsule for headphones. 😛

  12. Amit, very pretty 🙂 Unfortunately, I don’t know what to choose in your poll. But yes, I do like it very much. I’m contemplating buying one that runs from ceiling to the floor, but I keep moving and can’t carry so much of furniture around. 🙂 Happy Diwali!!

  13. @Amit: oh. I read one piece of the posts, if they are too long, and sometimes I have no time to do it… But I swear… Since this moment I will try to read every word in ur post and I will comment something about it, ok? 🙂 sorry if u have been wondering about that. Oh. But you also must consider that I can’t understand some english words…

  14. What an imagnation…and strange u compare the shelf to a capsule!! 😀 So, by now, has ur amnesia reduced? 😀 You can keep the other empty shelves for future!btw, have you finished reading that Norman Lewis’ Word power made easy yet? 😀

  15. @Ruhi : Thanks. 🙂 Hey! Good to see you after such a long time. Yes, carrying them will be a pain. This one reached the room with a lot of effort. And Happy Diwali to you too!!!

    @Smallstar : Hey thanks. 🙂 No hard feelings! 🙂 Its fine!!! 😀

    @Manoj : Strange na? Yeah I know I need to see a shrink! 🙂 I finished NL a long time back with all the exercises. 🙂 But I would love to read it once more. Its a great book.

    @Vishesh : Thanks. 🙂

    @Liju : Shipping them will be a good idea. But make sure everyone back here in India knows what to do with them. 🙂
    Happy Diwali to you too!!

  16. I’ve been around. But I’ve been lazy, busy, internet-less and room-less. Not to mention inspiration-less also.

    Shoebox capsule for the headphones, not a bad idea! I can actually use my Converse ka dabba which I refuse to throw away because I think it’s beautiful. Darn, you’re a genius!

  17. @Vijaya Bharat : Good. 🙂

    @Ish : Hmmm…ok. Excuse accepted but only for a short time period.
    Yes, I know I am a genius. Tell me something I don’t know. 😛

    @Smallstar : 🙂

    @Su : You are my mom’s male version. 😛

  18. wow man!! This is an awesome post!!!
    What an expression n imagination!! Done so subtly…….
    u planning to start ur column somewhere in TOI or HT???

  19. Arey i dnt know how did i miss this post!! 😦 I am sooooo late here!!

    But anyways, better late than never!!

    Your capsule is a master piece and is a sure shot remedy for “amnesia” 🙂 😀 [a doctor’s word!! 🙂 ]

  20. I am envious
    yes its official and you can write it down somewhere 😛

    I love the capsule..
    unfortunately I cannot have such a big one in my home till we settle permanently somewhere which would be two years from now 😦

    till then all I can do is dream of the Capsule 😀

    the design is great seriously!
    and I am taking ideas as well from this 🙂

    • Ha! Its already written. 🙂
      Are you nuts? Is this big? 😛
      I think its very small but them there was no room for a bigger one. 😦
      It was fun designing it, more because the software was great. 🙂
      Thank you for liking it and I hope you get your capsule soon. 🙂

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