Wednesday, May 30, 2007

an old saying- rephrased

it's a small world is 'the' most common phrase u say when u catch up with old friends in new lands or meet friends of common friends.

but that phrase is most appropriately going to be rephrased-

... from "its a small world" to... "its an orkut world!"

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

it rained

the winds blew.
and took with it the raging heat away, though momentarily.
raised a storm of dust.

the winds blew.
brought back with it, the pleasantness of yesterday's blore.

the winds brought the rain clouds.
it poured.
it cooled.
and brought out muck from under (un)impressive cityscapes
it stopped to pour.

the wind settled.
there was calm. n the night ahead.

and the fan tried hard to blow some wind.

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Yes, I would if I only could...

Meaningful music, has become so rare to come by these days. Anything meaningful, rather.
For now, singing my song by Simon n Garfunkel for the moment-


I'd rather be a sparrow than a snail
Yes I would, if I could, I surely would
I'd rather be a hammer than a nail
Yes I would, if I only could, I surely would

Away, I'd rather sail away
Like a swan that's here and gone
A man gets tied up to the ground
He gives the world its saddest sound
Its saddest sound

I'd rather be a forest than a street
Yes I would, if I could, I surely would
I'd rather feel the earth beneath my feet
Yes I would, if I only could, I surely would

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

In the summery summer

Cocunut water.
Evening breeze.
The koel calling.

What a respite these are in these enraging summer times!

Now I tag Apoorv and DK to summery summer...

Monday, May 07, 2007

Express Highway

The drive on Express Highway en route Khandala is a quick, efficient and sure shot way of a good break from the city walls.
That's another attribute (of the hazaar attributes) that sets Bombay apart from other cityscapes. Though the nerve centre of a country's economy and entertainment network, just a small battle through the gridlock and out you are, on the considerably handsome roads of Express Highway, on the roadtrip to usher a rush of nomadic veins.
And the kind of music system that my brother's car has, only makes the roadtrip all the more exciting and memorable.
Under one of the three tunnels on Express Highway

A view of the Express Highway and the lanscape its set in from a viewwing point at Khandala

Random Notes-

-The Express Highway is at its best lanscapes right after the monsoons, as it stands all green in glory.

-My fav lap in the drive has to be the tunnels!

- While driving over the quaint town of Lonavla at night, it looks likes the milky way has come down all the way, glittering and dedicating itself to the travellers on the road (haha i call this license in poetic thinking :) )

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

The Hindu

Its back to meticulous and scrutinous reading of newspapers and magazines.
It doesnt seem to have changed, that Hindu is, by far the best.

May 1st, May Day- I really liked the pic indicating an old man, way past his retirement age, doing neck-breaking work for a living.