Sunday, May 28, 2006


This thought in a Lifetime, can set me forward or retrace me from where I'am going.
This thought in a Lifetime can make me, break me orrr..... free me.
This thought in a Lifetime can be a prayer or a curse.
This thought in a Lifetime can last till the end or be gone before its born.
This thought in a Lifetime may flower as love or decay as hate.
This thought in a Lifetime can endure tolerance or enrage a fury
This thought in a Lifetime is firm faith or elusive hope
This thought in a Lifetime is what I make of it- a boon or a bane.

This thought. This thought. This thought.

This Lifetime.

Of Thoughts.

Friday, May 26, 2006


Apoorv tagged me.
1. Grab the book nearest to you, turn on page 18 and find line 4
["I say so," he pursued desperately, "because the Bourbons ran away from the Revolution, leaving the people to anarchy.] Leo Tolstoy's words from War and Peace, the book am currently reading.

2. Stretch your left arm out as far as you can.
Window panes. Moist window panes- it just rained :)

3. What is the last thing you watched on TV?
Planet Action on Animal Planet.

4. Without looking, guess what time it is?

5. Now look at the clock, what is the actual time?
Its time to see the time (haha... bad one) 6:30 pm

6. With the exception of the computer, what can you hear?
Coldplay tracks and Samit laughing sporadically (some laughter show am sure- let me check what it is- Takeshi's Castle on Pogo! haha- its so pooped, but cant deny, it tickles my funny bone too)

7. When did you last step outside? What were you doing?
Stepped out late afternoon to drive
Samit to the bus stop.

8. Before you started this survey, what did you look at?
Gmail I think

9. What are you wearing?
Cotton pants & shirt.

10. Did you dream last night?
Not that I remember!

11. When did you last laugh?
This morning at Ranga's tantrums- running around the lawn at the speed of sound... :)

12. What is on the walls of the room you are in?
Paintings & photographs.

13. Seen anything weird lately?
From the way "I" see it, everything seems weird.
Jokes apart, some 'weird' tattoo show on Travel & Living.

14. What do you think of this quiz?

15. What is the last film you saw?
Madagascar- with my kid cousin some two weeks back.

16. If you became a multimillionaire overnight, what would you buy?
A farmhouse with a river in the backyard, ticket to a world tour.....hmm... dont want to make this more lengthy than it already is. Let me just add- start a NAT GEO equivalent (a channel, a magazine..... a SOCIETY) of India.

17. Tell me something about you that i dunno.
That I was born when I was seven months old and my tiny feet need size 3 footwear.

18. If you could change one thing about the world, regardless of guilt or politics, what would you do?
Its nice the way it is. Without politics, that is.

19. Do you like to dance?
Like- no. Love- yes!

20. George bush.
Demon!! Perpetrator!!

21. Imagine your first child is a girl, what do you call her?
Hmm....dont know.

22. Imagine yout first child is a boy, what do you call him?
Hmm... dont know again.

23. Would you ever consider living abroad?
May be for a few years. But then, one can't live away from home (read India) for too long.

24. What do you want GOD to say to you when you reach the pearly gates?

25. 4 people who must also do this meme in their journal.
KJ, Saurab, Samit, Anju

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Beyond what IS...

The soothing-sunshine cajoles the lurking-clouds away in the aftermath of a gloomy-day wrought with a frozen-numbness.
The crisp-glow lights-up the landscape and vanishes the sullen-silence of dullness into a sparkling-slience of green leaves.
The sun-saps out of the horizon, exploding crimson-tinted hues of a challenge overwhelmingly won.

The silver-lined cloud defines all that is vague,
With its molten-lining it contains all that's ephemeral and volatile, tightly in its binding care.

The silence of the night guards my faith in the constellation of its sparkling-stars.

As silence crawls into a cacophony of mundaneness,
Those untrodden-lands and those nomadic-dreams, tread my journey on...gently...

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Hanging in Hunger

Behind the stock market boom, swelling economy and swiftest of cars & haute couture, there are basic amenities our fellow country folks are fighting for. And lurking round your very own corner is HUNGER.

This is no talk of urban-rural divide. This is the very ridge that makes for castles of crores shadowed by jhopadpattis in the sidelines in our urban cosmos.

What dawns your mind when you hear/read/think of 'malnutrition'?
Most likely than not, it's images of African Children starving to death.

So, like me you would be surprised to know that Ethiopia & India share the same malnutrition rate. 47%. Check out more on the report card on child nutrition 2006 here.

Feeding a hungry child is not charity its a social responsibility.