Sunday, December 20, 2009

tell me.

Is it better to try and fail than do nothing ?
but what is the difference if we land up in the same position!
at least, you did something .
(from Lions for Lambs)

Hmm, someone tell me, So what ?
Finally, isn't it all about some kind of an ego trip ?

Thursday, December 17, 2009


I've come too far. I can't walk anymore.
Few steps dear. And then it would be us.
And then what happens..
And then we walk just a little bit..
And some more !

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Fall .

If you don't stand for something, you might fall for anything.

Really ? Is the important word "might" here ?

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

With arms wide open ..

A single, visible, small bead of sweat on your forehead, the sardonic smirk on your youthful face, the black and white dream that you narrate to me, the last tinge of lust.. all disappear into thin air and leave her groping for sense. That's when I enter, stand face-to-face with her and ask, "Is everything okay ?" Before she can gather words, you are gone. And she knows ! She trembles. Only slightly and whispers, "No more."

Friday, November 20, 2009


The ticking of the clock makes me impatient. As though I am at the mercy of time. Perhaps I am! As I write this journal minutes before the event of my life, our lives, I don't really see if time is playing with me or against me. For reasons I know very clearly, Divya fills my thoughts. It was this day that we had dreamed for. A day when we would be united in wedding. Me and her. I distinctly remember the night when we walked uphill , hand in hand, only to buy a small vanilla ice cream cup. And I know her perfume as mine ! Wasn't it one of those sultry Tuesday afternoons that we realized we knew each other so well ? She had got me a big bunch of red roses the next morning . Today is a big day for us ! Me and her. Life is going to be very different from tomorrow. Or that's what everyone says. We both always thought we would do things that we wanted. But I guess what we did lack was the courage. Was it known and thus unsaid ? Why then did we build dreams ? Any moment now, Anand will be here. And he will call out my name.. "Apra.." He always does that. Before he begins to say anything else. In few more minutes me and Divya would be married. To different people of course. I know our lives won't have much meaning after this! But we knew we had to celebrate our failures at the same time. And do it big !

Friday, November 13, 2009

When you sleep ..

The roads seem wide,
The paths narrow.
When you run only to hide
Do you care about tomorrow ?

The days would die
Without lament.
But why would you cry
When you don't ever regret !

Hopes, you have a few
Fears too many and they are new.
You stretch, dream and hang on
But before you wake up, all is gone .

Sunday, October 25, 2009


How do you win ?
I give !
The best of it all ?
Not really..
Then ?
I give what you want.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

....and they wrote stories.

...and she realized how she'd been wondering all night about how his hair was and whether he liked crayons and whether he always wore a watch. And she shook her head about making too little sense.
...and hey, he did like the cartoon idea and thought she would be a nice cartoon character! And wished how he could hold her hand and say that they would keep talking . Like they did all night. And he looked outside the window to see her once again!
... and they sat by the river counting pebbles. Perhaps building a small grass hut. Oh not that they wanted to live there forever. Maybe they liked the sound of water. With butterflies and bubble tanks, one doesn't think about colors too much. "I have to go", he said. "If so, we go together", she said. While walking together, one doesn't think about the destination too much.
... and she wanted to say nothing to him. For a long time,
... and so they walked hand-in-hand enjoying all that they saw. There were leaves and trees and flowers and there was the breeze. There was the evening blue and there was sunset and there were birds . "Green is not all that bad", he said smiling. "I told you ", she said. And then, as though, nothing else could have happened, they looked into the eyes of the other. There was love. A whole lot of love. There was perhaps a hug. Unhurried. Although brief. They talked of rainbows and butterflies and rabbits and squirrels and walked away..
...and there were four lines. A poem. A song. A story !
... and once in a riverbed there was a castle where a pretty princess lived. She was charming, loving and loved . And once she saw a stranger in her garden. The stranger was soon a friend of sorts. And soon he was a friend. Alas, he lived in a desert far away. The princess longed to see him everyday. But the desert was too long a distance from the garden that they first met ! And one day there was a fairy. Who could grant anything that the princess wanted ! But it had to be a single wish.. The princess said that she wanted to see the stranger-friend whenever she wanted to, wherever she wanted to.. The fairy smiled. To this day, no one knows what happened of the wish!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

The reason.

We see the same things
You and I.
And wonder in unison
With a curious eye..

We walk and talk
And sing along .
In never ending words
We think we belong..

We share a quest
For answers we grope .
A bond against all odds
Is always the hope.

Why then do we
End up so far ?
I ask for I know
The memories are but a scar.

Hear me, you will
Even if it drives you mad.
The reason, my dear, is that
You are good and I'm bad !

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Two cats

There were two cats. A big cat and a small cat. Both of them liked milk a lot. They played together most of the time! The small cat always teased the big cat for being so big. "You're a big big cat!", it would say. As the days went by, their liking towards milk increased. And the small cat teased the big cat all the more. The big cat found it increasingly difficult to play with the small cat when it was being teased so much. But the big cat did not want to hurt the small cat in any manner.
Then, the big cat bought a really huge can of milk and gave it to the small cat. The small cat was overjoyed. And it drank the entire can of milk. Now something happened.. The small cat had drunk so much milk that it now grew bigger than the big cat!
Now there were two cats. A big cat and a bigger cat. Now they played together as before. Though the big cat was now smaller than the bigger cat, it never teased the bigger cat of being big. They still liked milk. And they lived happily ever after.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009


Bubbles are a wonder.
They shine. They grow. And then they fly away.
Bubbles are tales of color.
Though they live for the moment, their images stay!

Thursday, August 06, 2009

A boy and a girl

My first attempt at writing a poem of sorts. I know it's not even ok-ish. But then so be it :)

All that he saw
Was her lovely smile.
And they were raw
Emotions without guile.

He saw her for years
Never spoke a word.
There were dreams and fears
And all were unuttered.

On one sunny day
He stopped her on her way.
He walked a slight walk
And made some small talk.

And then there were words
For days and for nights.
It cut across their worlds
And lit a hundred lights.

But out of the blue
She ended the song.
While he had no clue
What really went wrong.

To talk to her, he tried
But all in vain.
Silently he cried
Unusual was the pain.

Years flew by
He loved her still.
He did not know why
The heart was beyond his will.

And then again one day
She flashed her lovely smile.
He stopped on his way
Seeing her all the while .

In her eyes was no glow
Of the passion and the love.
He had to then know
The smile was just a face above!

And then he walked his way
But he did turn back.
While she had long gone away
In her smily, bizzare track.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

The forbidden fruit ?

X : I like the indulgence..
Y : Nice! I like it too..
X : But perhaps it's not the right thing to do..
Y : Ah.. why ?
X : You know.. the entire forbidden fruit idea.
Y : Does that mean you're happier without the indulgence ?
X : It's not that ! I think I'm happy now :)
X : But I think I shouldn't be happy..
Y : So, you're sad that you're happy ?
X : That's just wordplay !
Y : No, really ...
X : Yeah.. it's strange. The forbidden fruit is indeed sweet, as they say.
Y : Do you know if it's forbidden at all ?
X : I don't want to care..
Y : But you do ?
X : Yes .
Y : Talk about conflicts :)

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Walk out

"Don't walk out on me" .. A feeling of helplessness and drying hopes in the eyes.
"I can't think of anything less severe for all that I've done to you. You do know it's like losing a part of myself"... Perhaps a practised coldness.
"To see you go is to lose everything".. No more words !
"There is never everything " .. When the music's all over :)

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Self talk

"What dreams may come" is a brilliant movie. Not for the story, though. The story was painted with wet paint all through and left me thinking about reality, life and death. And it reminded me of this! Though am almost sure I never read it as seriously and never realized how fantastic this was.

William Shakespeare - To be, or not to be (from Hamlet 3/1)

To be, or not to be : that is the question:
Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,
Or to take arms against a sea of troubles,
And by opposing end them? To die: to sleep;
No more; and by a sleep to say we end
The heart-ache and the thousand natural shocks
That flesh is heir to, 'tis a consummation
Devoutly to be wish'd. To die, to sleep;
To sleep: perchance to dream: ay, there's the rub;
For in that sleep of death what dreams may come
When we have shuffled this mortal coil,
Must give us pause: there's the respect
That makes calamity of so long life;
For who would bear the whips and scorns of time,
The oppressor's wrong, the proud man's contumely,
The pangs of despised love, the law's delay,
The insolence of office and the spurns
That patient merit of the unworthy takes,
When he himself might his quietus make
With a bare bodkin? who would fardels bear,
To grunt and sweat under a weary life,
But that the dread of something after death,
The undiscover'd country from whose bourn
No traveler returns, puzzles the the will
And makes us rather bear those ills we have
Than to fly to others that we know not of ?
Thus conscience does make cowards of us all;
And thus the native hue of resolution
Is sicklied o'er the pale cast of thought,
And enterprises of great pith and moment
With this regard their currents turn awry,
And lose their name of action. - Soft you now!
The fair Ophelia! Nymph, in thy orisons
Be all my sins remember'd.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

The gray rain

Gray smells rain. And feels a sense of peace. As he lazily picks up a cigar and thinks of rain, his over-worked body seems to cry for a good night's sleep. 'Oh the night is still young', thinks Gray, while trying to see an image of cat in the smoke patterns of the cigar. He remembers how he kissed that woman all through the entire Gin soaked boy ! 'Like a teenager!', he thinks and smiles slightly.
Gray is a simple man with simple needs. He has this enviable life. Money, sex and TV ! He knows that someone would kill to live his life. But he remains unsure about whether to like his life. Not that he has a lot of choice.
A series of surreal, anachronistic encounters with the woman makes Gray rather excited. They lie on his couch, drinking just enough whiskey to feel happy, while he paints her yellow and blue and the man who sold the world plays along .
He talks to her about his life. And her view on their indulgence, sometimes, surprises him. 'I am a fan of your mind as much as I am of your body', he whispers into her ears after they have made love to Bob Dylan singing in loops. But she invariably smiles noncommittally and asks him 'what's my mind!'. After a lot of passionate exchanges, he strokes her face gently and says 'Your kids would be beautiful'. 'Yeah..', she tells him, 'I have to pick them up when I go back'. He smiles slightly and tells her , 'I like that the 'us' is uncomplicated'. She thinks she knows why she's with him .
Gray sleeps less and he likes that he wants the woman. He likes her mindfulness. Her scent. Her vanity. And her eyes. And once when their bare bodies lie entangled as they hear Can you take me higher , he asks her with the twinkle in his eyes ' How long will this last?' . She tries to ask him, ' This would mean... ?' . Before which he says 'As long as it can ..' .
And as they prepare to get along with the rest of the world, it plays All in all is all we are..

Thursday, June 11, 2009


I know what 'love her madly' would sound like if it were not a perfume. And the melody that it would be, would look like the horizon if it were not a sound. A purple horizon !
But the purple horizon seems surreal and thus cannot be a real perfume if it were not a sight . Thus the ethereal perfume that the purple horizon would be if it were something that can be felt and if it were not a perfume would be something elastic and sticky.
Something that is perceived as real by one sense might be surreal for other senses.

Senseless post, though

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Power or Freedom

Given a choice between the two, what is better ?
Absolute freedom along with limited power  or absolute power with limited freedom .
Or would it be like, if one has absolute power, freedom will follow and vice versa ?

Thursday, May 21, 2009


Yogi traveled back and forth in time. As though it was his second nature. He couldn't, of course, prove it to others. But he knew he did. And others believed him.  Yogi was enlightened since he knew the way the universe was structured in time.  He had the ability to see how the present would affect the future. Rather how it wouldn't.  And that was the singular truth that one needed to cognize the purpose of existence. Rather the absence of one such.
"Guilt, my dear", he told Subha, "is the biggest of delusions! For when you know that there is no purpose for existence, there is nothing that is wrong or right. And thus guilt is baseless! " Subha felt he was ever more mysterious whenever they talked about the big questions. Yogi knew too many details about too many things. Rather unnaturally too much for someone who talked spiritedly about the pointlessness of existence! Subha had even ventured to ask him on multiple occassions about why he bothered to know so many things when he believed all of those were of no final avail . And he would flash his slight, mysterious smile and say " It's tricky, my dear." " We are fed the ideas of happiness and sadness whether we want it or not . And while we exist, we are bound by this learning to continue doing something to increase the feeling of apparent happiness.  I know it's useless but I do it for the sake of doing it. And yeah, of course, feel the apparent happiness along the way ". She would refuse to think on all those deeper. She feared she would lose her simplicity. He liked her because she was beautiful !

Yogi was not a very helpful person. He was an interesting character and others who kept his company knew not a second of boredom when he was around. Since he was an enlightened person, there was a kind of implicit trust that others placed in him. That he could never do anything wrong to anyone. 
Until one day when Subha lost both her legs in an unfortunate event and Yogi left her forever.  She had asked him, "Don't the good old days of happiness mean anything ? Don't you feel you're wronging me ? Leaving me in this state! " And he had said with the same evil - then mysterious - smile, "Guilt , my dear, is the biggest of delusions.  I know I woudn't feel happy with you any longer and thus I leave".
Subha was shattered. Yogi, however, remained enlightened !

Wednesday, May 20, 2009


On Her Epitaph

It seems funny that you were gone . Just like that . The evenings and mornings don't bring the same delight anymore. But you know, even the hope of immanence disappeared into darkness. For he was but a shadow all along !
The Him

Tuesday, May 19, 2009


X :  Hey, you don't seem to be upbeat . What's wrong ?
Y : Nothing much.  Few confusions. 
X : Oh.. share them with me. You'll feel better .
Y : Ah I don't think that's a good idea.
X : Hey why ! You don't trust me ?
Y:  It's not about that.. It'll increase the confusions. I'll have to start thinking about how you'd react about it all . And me .
X : Ah well ..  I wouldn't judge you because you shared stuff .
Y : What'd that mean ? You wouldn't listen ?
X : I would. I surely would. I meant, you sharing your confusions with me will not affect my communication with you. Atleast not negatively.
Y : That means you'd listen. But you wouldn't think anything about it at all. Just listen and forget.  Is that even possible ?
X : Hey hey no ! I will listen and I will certainly think about it .. But ..
Y : When you think,  won't you form or revise opinions about me and  things related to me ?
X : I might . But I won't let that affect ... Hmmm...
Y : Okay so then you will listen, think and form opinions. But you wouldn't share it with me because I'll listen, think and in turn form opinions! 
X : :)
Y : :)

Monday, May 11, 2009

Bhava (ಭವ )

When I picked up this book by U.R. Ananthamurthy, I thought the meaning of the word "bhava" was "to become". But "bhava" is used in the sense of wordly ties or "bhava bandhana"! Now that's a fascinating topic indeed. This was the first book by URA that I read and it wasn't disappointing at all. The story is interesting - a slightly complicated plot - the story telling quite good though simple and linear. Although I thought that there were some technical weaknesses in the plot, like the too much ado on "is-he-my-son" , "who-is-my-father", "i-don't know-who-is-the-cause-for-this-pregnancy" complexes, the same cliches repeating conveniently, I did develop some kind of an appreciation for the idea that he was trying to convey.
His idea on the complexity and variety of worldy ties , the power of bondages and concept of liberation were interesting. I also liked the way in which each character was developed throughout the book. The book was very readable and compact!
It made me think a little about liberation . About how it's foolishness to seek liberation by running away from something. If it be sought, it should be within.
However, it's not a book that's going to be haunting like Bhyrappa's ! It's good but will be forgotten.

Thursday, May 07, 2009


What I liked the most about this book is the honesty. Satrapi is not trying to create an image of any kind . She is neither a conceited person nor someone who is trying make a sorry figure. And thus the story doesn't restrict itself to a mere mockery of the system or a graphical depiction of the war horrors . It goes beyond and tells the story of humanness . The ability to gel humor with tragedy is special, but not very rare. But what is indeed rare is to not focus on any of these aspects greatly! It's the human nature that is the hero.  The way in which people get accustomed to war being a part of their lives is brilliantly picturized ! And I was greatly impressed by the personality of Satrapi which gets unravelled through the entire book. Her intellect, outspokenness, weakness, needs, addictions,  love life , drugs, cigarettes , books and her keenness towards life were all something that I could relate to very easily . I was glad that it wasn't a story of some super hero. Or some smug outsider . Nor of a frustrated insider . It was a story of a person as human as I am, having lived in eventful circumstances and possessing  envious skills of story telling and expression. Another book which has had a really great influence on me and whose effect will , I'm sure, last for a long time to come.

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Socially acceptable ?

How do you know if you're socially acceptable ? If you have people from the society interacting with you and if you have a job and if you're not a psychotic (to the extent of causing harm to others), then you can be classified as socially acceptable ?

Saturday, May 02, 2009


Numbers are like Gods.  Symbols having unknowable forms . Perhaps formless . These are concepts which are useful despite the fact that they don't have any feature that can be perceived by the senses ! They don't have a smell, taste, can't be heard or felt and do not have a form . They have symbols. But the symbol is not the number .
What makes anything that is beyond the senses useful ? Especially when all that we do, directly or indirectly, is for the senses . 
Curiosity and a sense of quest ?

Monday, April 27, 2009


One of them : Now for some unvarnished truths !
The other : Oh... like bitter coffee or something ?
The first one : I actually like bitter coffee .
The other : From when ? Oh wait ! Did I forget to add sugar to your coffee ?
The first one : But I like bitter coffee .
The other : Ah ! After I gave it to you ?
The first one : But that's not the point .
The other : Talk about it .. Unvarnished truths aren't ! 

Friday, April 24, 2009


He was perplexed . He thought he had hit the final road block and that he cannot go any further. 'Why are things so tough?', he thought to himself. He was into exploring things. And he thought he was quite good at that.  There were a lot of things he had found in the recent past. But not all of them could be shared.  He hoped she had seen it all ! but sometimes, even she wouldn't understand.
This time, he had taken up a mighty task for himself. Not only did he have to explore a certain thing in detail, but he also had to move it all to its destined location. It needed too much of alone time and detailed planning. And he hated to work when people were around. Like today . There were just too many people ! And it was during such days, he could see so less of her as well. He missed her. And hoped she knew .

They were all in a cheerful mood. Talking loudly, making fun of each other and laughing at the slightest joke . She was busy talking to all the people who she hadn't met for a long time. She did think that she should talk to him. She always knew when he missed her. But she hoped now that the evening would make him feel better ! She just wished he would like the whole thing !

It was now getting impossible to concentrate. And he also thought he was working on something which the humankind had never ever done before. It was not easy to put circular objects in square shaped holes. And there were these people smiling to him without any reason! Sometimes he smiled back, not knowing what else to do. And other times he showed irritation. Even when he showed irritation, they smiled back to him. And sometimes , even laughed aloud ! He was almost certain that they were all mad. But he knew she would never be mad like these people. 

She tried convincing him that he should look good for that evening. It was going to be special !

Now he was beginning to lose hope! Even she had joined their group and was trying to get him off his work. He knew he had to trust her. But how could he , when she behaved like them who smiled and chuckled and laughed pointlessly. He had so much to do that day . However, he decided to trust her . One last time. And stalled his work for the day . He got up and walked with her .

She beamed with joy as she walked with him towards all those people who had gathered to celebrate his birthday. He had turned two that day. 

Thursday, April 16, 2009


Whatever was left did not seem right . And whatever was indeed right wasn't left. But as they realized they had taken too many lefts before the final right , they were not sure anymore of what was right . At which point, she asked half-asleep..  "Have we come too far ?" . He said "Yes, possibly". She longed to sleep off but knew she couldn't. She looked at him intently and asked again "Too far to go back ? ". He sighed . And feigned indifference. Exactly at the same moment, she remembered a question she had wanted to ask him for a long time ! "Do you like windows and colors ?", she quizzed . He smiled slightly-- as always--  and said " Colors yeah. I like paint ! The smell of paint", "But windows ?" She looked at him with ever brighter eyes and a childlike excitement. And said " Yea ! I feel a window is sometimes surreal. You can see a whole wide world through a small opening" "I like windows !
He looked at her half appreciatively. But he thought they had lost their way and a strange fear had started to set in .They did speak of other things. 
When they got to wherever they wanted , that night,  the first thing he did on entering was to close the door.  And then stood by the window. Wondering whether to open it . Because they had left while the  paint was still wet .

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Up and down

I stood up for you and you let me down. Perhaps, had I not stood up for you, I wouldn't have felt let down. Is that what they meant when they said it's all relative ?

Monday, April 06, 2009

it's like ..

It's like you've got everything you ever wanted. It's like dusk . A feeling of light and darkness mixed together and inseparable. It's like this feeling that you get after hearing a really old favorite song after a really long time. It's like  lazing all day . It's like walking aimlessly on an empty street on a warm , late morning . It's like smelling old books. It's like walking in the rains . It's like sitting in the rains . It's like a lonely song on the ipod playlist and  winamp playlist which plays when you are awake and asleep for five days and nights. It's like the single text message on your cell phone. It's like that folder in your email . It's like a starry night when you recognize those two constellations. It's like sleep. It's like standing on the edge. It's like love. Losing love . And it's like looking for it all over. And finding it. Within yourself !

Friday, April 03, 2009


He : I am done . Are you done yet ?
She : No , I am not yet done .
He : There you go . So, you're the one that waits !
She : I know. But don't you think I am good as long as it is you that I wait for ? 
He : But hey , waiting is when you already done right ?

Thursday, April 02, 2009

One way

I had thought it was really a one way and that we wouldn't go any further. I thought I had seen the signs . The signboards . But I quickly understood that those were not meant for us. Maybe it was your slight smile and the hidden sadness in your eyes or maybe it was the somewhat cool breeze on an almost sultry night . But I understood . And though I have always  liked a faint light in pitch dark, did you know how I hated it when the lights turned red .. And I had to leave . 

Wednesday, April 01, 2009


When I had to kiss you goodbye in the twilight, why did I feel that you smelled rain ? And when it rained all night long , was it still you when I thought you were long gone ? 

Tuesday, March 31, 2009


As I stand waiting for you in the alley, your time ends. And, sadly, my space begins .

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Why ?

"Her finely touched spirit had still its fine issues, though they were not widely visible.  Her full nature, like that river of which Cyrus broke the strength, spent itself in channels which had no great name on earth.  But the effect of her being on those around her was incalculably diffusive:  for the growing good of the world is partly dependent on unhistoric acts; and that things are not so ill with you and me as they might have been is half owing to the number who lived faithfully a hidden life, and rest in unvisited tombs. "
- George Eliot in Middlemarch .

I need to thank Sangeetha for pointing it out to me. 
I know it is still not a complete answer for all my questions which led me to close this blog. But it did give me the inspiration to keep going ! 

Wednesday, March 18, 2009


"Don't cast aspersions on my honesty" , she said rather fiercely. Her eyes bloody.
"I care only about truth and not your honesty",  he spoke coolly. His voice deep and expressive .

Tuesday, March 17, 2009


The door is left ajar. Doesn't mean anyone can enter !

Thursday, March 05, 2009


They seemed to speak a lot . But they talked less. The game was not about words. One would wonder if it was about winning. Though all games were eventually about winning! It was unsure when the game would begin. He had lit a strawberry scented candle. The light was less. 
"Hey, I like your earrings", he said . She smiled . Resplendent. That was how she was. If anything.
Perhaps the game had begun. It was in making the right moves . Strong, focussed, mindful moves. No one would know how far the game would last. They played. Sometimes they played  to overpower the other. Some other times they let the other lead . There were fierce exchanges. A lot of them violent. But they had to play along. It was violence of an interesting nature. Things were given and taken. Every action reciprocated. Every sign understood . And acknowledged. There was a voluntary darkness sometimes . Though they never lost sight of the game. A few times they  played together. Against the game.  There were prolonged periods of silence. When they even felt the other breathe. And deep breaths broke the silence. There were smiles, giggles and exclamations. Like all games, there was excitement. And indulgence. There was wait and expectation. There was a sense of not being able to distinguish between thought and action. One dissolved into the other. Exactly the way the strawberry scent got mixed up with her perfume. And his. The anxiety peaked when they knew the game was going to end. And they held on . The game did not dissapoint them ! The fine climax to the game came as a fulfillment for having played it . They tried not to think about who won !The candle had burnt completely. There was no light. The scent remained, however. 
"Do you really like my earrings? ", she now asked .
"Yes", he said, "And your ears, eyes, lips..."

Wednesday, February 25, 2009


She knew that she was very close to the solution. Very close.  Two loops had to be closed , five outputs had to be driven and a few extra wires had to be removed. And that would be it . The elegant solution would stand right there, in all its glory! But suddenly, she remembered 'Dil chahta hai' and some other black and white movie, the name of which she couldn't recall . She tried to get back to the solution but there was her friend calling on the phone. But the call supposedly ended before she could answer it.  She somehow knew it was her friend who had tried to call without even looking at the phone. Now she had started seeing green and blue together. She knew that colors would distract her. But she couldn't help. The colors were so bright that she felt blind once they were gone. Deep inside, she knew she had to solve the problem. Oh now there was this irresistible perfume. It was tea ! And she remembered how it was so long since she took a nice tea. Tea was nostalgia! Too many beautiful memories were tied to tea . Suddenly she realized that she was just imagining the perfume of tea while it was actually that of orange juice. And she had not seen blue or green. It was orange that she saw. She started getting worried.  She realized she did not have a phone! So how could her friend call her .. And the solution. She tried hard to focus. But it appeared as though she had forgotten the problem . She knew no way to get back to where she was. How would she find what the problem was ..  Oh and the black and white movie was Shrek !

She had fever .

Saturday, February 21, 2009


He (Godforsaken time, A beautiful place) : She called me again today !
She (14:30 hrs, Some place) : Oh who ?
He : Hmmm.. I had told you about her. I met her on Sunday at the fest .
She: Oh that girl. I see ... Interesting ;)
He : You see.. She has got a name problem.
She : Heh ! Why ? What's wrong with her name ?
He : Hmm... Well, my 'once upon a time' has the same name !!
She : Ahha! Now now that is cute .
He : Not cute. I have told you . It was just 'once upon a time'. All is over now .
She : Well, it is just a name. Just another name then .
He : See , even a compiler throws syntax error if you use two variables with the same name.
She : {What ! } {And that is supposedly geeky :P }

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Passion and Glory

I heard this song called 'Eye of the Tiger' by some random chance. Awesome song.
And landed up with this question.
What would make someone give up passion for glory ? Can that be called as glory becoming a passion ?
Is it wrong if someone has glory as a passion ?

Monday, February 16, 2009


Would there be any time when someone , with good depth of thought, would wish darkness over light ? Ignorance over knoweldge? Dream over reality ?

Looking back

To proceed without looking back is good or bad ?

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Outside the window

It was just too hard to resist. The feeling that she got everytime he was around was almost ecstatic. It was so because she didn't know what she felt. Everyone she knew told her that it was perfect . That is how it had to be.
She knew she had to think about it . She knew she would fall a prey again to the addiction of this seeming ecstasy. But at times. knowing is not everything. And so she just silenced herself to keep enjoying the feeling. Strangely, she did not dream . And even when she did, they were not together in those dreams. But she just felt that she should keep it going. As far as she could. As long as he would.

She planned, however, for them. Him and her. And she figured that made him happy. So she continued. Though she was always unsure of the expressions. She thought she knew. That she knew pretty well. It was interesting that she was both unsure and confident at the same time. Being unsure of things was almost inherent for her . She was never ever sure. Of anything. More so, of him.

He wanted perfection. That's what made him attractive. But perfection was a word from another world for her. He knew it for long . And she knew that he knew.

And she also knew when he started pretending that he didn't know. When he suddenly wanted to not-know all that he knew.
She felt ominous as she sat down waiting for him. Waiting for him to get up. For some reason, she had been up for long.
In a while, they were conversing . She could see him . Clearly.
And she had noticed it again ! And she sensed there wasn't much point not talking about it .
She asked him "What are you looking at ?"
He answered, "Nothing. Just outside the window "
"Why ? ", she probed .
He had to answer, not- looking outside the window, "Oh... for better things".
Then she knew, she had to look outside their window .

Friday, February 06, 2009


I am not what you think I am. I am not even what I think I am. I never was anything that anyone ever thought . Between the deafening noises that pierce through these walls that I fail to clearly know as invisible or non-existent, I am still hoping and hopefully searching for that simple monotone. Strangely I feel blind. It's a feeling and not experience and it is real. You don't see it. Do you ? The last of my senses painfully end and I fear at the thought of still having to look for you. I am  groping, hanging on, waiting, failing but still wanting to see you. I know sight doesn't have any meaning when my senses are gone, but I don't know what else to call it. Would I lose my fear too then? I think not. What is thought without senses? The boundaries elude me and make me wretched and lost before I realize how virtual they are . They fondly bind me in their magic painted in words. I long to return to where I was only to realize I have come too far. So far that I don't recognize the older time any more. Freedom scares me . And what am I without an anchor. What am I without You ! 

Thursday, February 05, 2009


I realize finally it's about choice. We choose to do whatever we do. We choose our goals and directions and paths. Whatever might be the external influences, at the deepest level, we choose .
And these choices determine who we are . And the meaning that we make out of our lives, if at all .

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Why do we do anything ?

What is the reason why do anything at all ? What is the cause for action ?
I mean the most fundamental reason . 
I can understand the things that we do towards bodily well-being/pleasures. Like we eat so as to satisfy hunger. The reasons there are pretty straightforward.
But what about things that do not diectly lead to a physical pleasure. 
Like for example reading. We feel a sense of accomplishment and happiness (as in popular usage) having read and understood and learnt something. Why do we feel this ?
What exactly is this feeling ? 

Is it because we as humans are trained for long long time about what is "good" and "pleasurable" ?
Why did certain things come to be known this way ?

I know this post is not cogent yet. Neither are my thoughts and questions about this idea.  But I suddenly realized this as avery important question 

Monday, January 26, 2009


Divya : I think I am addicted to you .
Anand : No, you are not . You are just addicted to this feeling that 'I am addicted'. It's not me !
Divya : Love you !
Anand : Perhaps :)

Friday, January 23, 2009


They had waited for a while for the rain to stop. But when it only got darker, they thought they should move on. Divya held his hand . The expressions on their face were unclear.
Anand : Do you still think you love me ?
Divya : Yes .
Anand : I always thought love is something that liberates. If you lose freedom by being in love, it is not worth it !
Divya : I always think of love as happiness. As long as I am happy being in love, I don't really care if I am free
It all seemed overwhelming. And also painful . Rain and night. Uncertainty and passion. Hope and loss .
Divya : Wish you the very best ! Take care.. Will you ?
Anand : Yeah. I will miss you ..
Divya : :)

Saturday, January 17, 2009

They also serve ..

I remembered this poem for some reason .
On his blindness

When I consider how my light is spent,
Ere half my days, in this dark world and wide,
And that one talent which is death to hide,
Lodged with me useless, though my soul more bent
To serve therewith my maker, and present
My true account, lest he returning chide,
Doth God exact day-labour, light denied?
I fondly ask; but Patience to prevent
That murmur, soon replies, God doth not need
Either man's work or his own gifts, who best
Bear his mild yoke, they serve him best, his state
Is kingly. Thousands at his bidding speed
And post o'er land and ocean without rest:
They also serve who only stand and wait.

John Milton


How sure can someone be of oneself ? Isn't it scary to even think about a possibility that all that we know today could be wrong ? And a possibility that such a realization might even happen in our lifetimes .

Having said that, what gives meaning to life ?

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Not really !

Twice, three times, four times and finally for the fifth time she told herself that it did not matter . That things were all okay !
She was almost exhausted. She felt that she did not have the strength to move even a step ahead. Winning was a tough task. But winning without having to regret about it later was tougher. She thought rather indefinitely about her state.
Was she wrong in having decided to take the lonely, dark path home ? Would she be happier had she seen the star-studded party photos adorning her luxurious apartment ? It would have looked perfect , a part of her said . What would be more fulfilling than love which also would promise security for a lifetime ! And a memory of that would indeed be a source of joy forever..
But quickly the chain of thought ended.
She had to look ahead. Suddenly she remembered a question that she had asked him. Did he know what he wanted in life ? Knowing the very random person that she was he had told without much thought "Not really.... And it doesn't matter much! "
She couldn't but smile . It was unclear whether it was a happy smile, though. As it seemed, she found her asking herself if she knew what she wanted out of all victories. Out of the struggles to be someone different and irreplaceable . Not too long before she started thinking deeper, she could hear his voice in her head . As though just to remind her of his existence ..
"Not really.. "