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>> Tuesday, July 29, 2008

The passers-by went about their day,
Unaware that my world had just blown away,
I so wanted them all to pause and say
It is just a bad dream, the storm will pass by

Streaming sunlight filtered past my blinds,
Sometimes I wonder why it is welcomed by all mankind,
The sun rays sometimes crack my smiling mask,
Revealing, that to smile is such a daunting task.

The darkness spreads slowly across the skies,
Beneath the crimsons and the black, slowly I unravel my mask.
The silent tears can now roll down free,
In the dark, no one can bother me.

I slowly moved across to the window pane,
The drawn curtains reveal the pattering rain,
The raindrops wash my tear stained face,
But my heart still yearns and the gnawing pain remains….

Note: My attempt at something remotely poetic, written around 3 years back... Just found it in my archives and posted it . Please bear with the rhyme!!


And the argument continues!!

>> Friday, July 25, 2008

“The average woman would rather have beauty than brains, because the average man can see better than he can think.”

I read the above quote somewhere and have been wondering how much truth the above statement holds. I have been having these small arguments with my devilish side of how untrue it is, but small doubts do linger…. does this hold true with women too?? Do they fall for the shine too??( By shine I mean the silver shine here ;-))

Wonder what you all think though!!!

Have a great weekend folks…


Irresistable 8

>> Monday, July 21, 2008

8 , this number has been plaguing my thoughts ever since the editor of the Bower Times has me to do my doctoral research on the importance of the same.... Here are a few first hand observations on the same ....

8 Things I am Passionate about

  • Family

  • Music : From GnR to Indian Ocean, from Kishore to Pink floyd.. there is a rhythm for each moment...

  • Books

  • Friends

  • Being punctual

  • To keep my humor intact matter how hard it is at times

  • Sports

  • Good food :)

8 things I want to do before I die

  • Drive my own SUV ... a Lexus Land Cruiser atleast ( whats the harm in dreaming !!)

  • Get a tattoo

  • Backpack to remote destinations and host a travel show

  • Learn to play the guitar and violin

  • Watch an Formula 1 race live

  • Overcome my fear of water and learn swimming

  • Be at peace with myself

  • Rein in my temper :)

8 things I say often

  • Oh my god

  • Yeah right

  • Kuch bhi..

  • Ishwara ( god in malayalam)

  • Ciao

  • What the hell... which in cases of extreme emotion metamorphosises to you know what ;)

  • Whatever... (like a sign of indifference)

  • Bitch ( out of extreme love or exasperation to my fellow species!!)

8 books I last read

  • The Namesake - Jhumpa Lahiri

  • The Kite Runner -Khaled Hosseini

  • The Goal - Eliyahu M. Goldratt

  • A Thousand Splendid suns - Khaled Hosseini

  • The Interpreter of Maladies - Jhumpa Lahiri

  • The Japanese wife - Kunal Basu

  • Difficult Daughters - Manju Kapur

  • A Beautiful Mind - Sylvia Nasar

8 songs which are my eternal favorites

I cheated on the last part of this tag and I am still miserable that so many of my fave songs have been left out ... :(

I tag: Anyone who hasnt done this tag yet!!


The Circus is in town…

>> Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Every year the residents of the quaint town waited with great anticipation for this time of the year. For this was one of the few occasions where the whole town participated with full gusto. The colorful banners said it all; yes the Circus was in town!!!

What’s so unique about a circus a mere passer by would wonder? Didn’t they come to each town? Yes they did, but this circus was performed by the people of the town itself!!

The people honed their skills all year through, especially the ones doing the risk acts like trapeze. Those who handled the animals had an even tougher job, the tigers, lions and elephants were getting complacent by the day and no amount of cajoling was working.
However no one complained, they just looked forward to their act being watched and appreciated.

The D day finally dawned. It was a frenzy of activity with everyone getting ready for the show. Finally their efforts would be in full view.

The opening ceremony was a frenzy of beating of the drums and a grand parade. The Town Mayor along with his councilors declared the Circus open.

The jugglers walked in showcasing their skills with knifes, balls and a collection of items. Each one trying to outdo the other (as there was a rumor that the best juggler was to be awarded handsomely!!)

Then it was the turn of the lions. The ring master proudly presented his brood to the crowds. After all they were his trump cards, outshining their acts year after year. The crowds watched them with bated breath, but this year the lions were disappointing. Their lackluster display almost drawing boos from the audience.

To placate the crowds, in came the joker!! There was a thunderous applause. The funny man went about his antics. He went among the audience, made his funny gestures, and cracked the local jokes…. Even the mayor wasn’t spared.
The act seemed so natural to the audience, after all he had to just paint himself funny and make the crowds laugh. (Only if they knew, thought the man himself, smiling all the time comes with a price!!).

The trapeze artistes came by next. Their artistry and perfection left the audience spellbound. They were given a standing ovation.

The town mayor felicitated the ring master and had words of praise for the artistes.

The curtains were down on this year’s extravaganza. The show producer looked in glee at the bounty he had managed to collect. The greedy town mayor came in to collect his share as part of the taxes, the ground fees. The show producer, like every year was reluctant to part with a huge share and haggled with the ring master on sharing the booty.
What about the performers you might wonder, they just laugh a knowing laugh. At least their creativity had an audience… what more could they ask for!!

(Dedicated in loving memory of the annual circus we have in our part of town … we call it Appraisals!..

Disclaimer: Resemblance to any anyone alive is purely coincidental!!)