Tuesday, September 28, 2010

A Sonnet to second child(hood)

A dedication to Mrs. Kamala Srinivasan and Mr.Srinivasan. She owes all that she is today, to them. She says: RIP Thaatha, I miss you, wish I could tell you how much. I hope you are watching over me, guiding star!
She thanks Mr.V for his help in getting this out of her head.

Oh my lady! Oh my dear!

How i wish that you were here

Call your name and you are near

To drive away my fears!

Oh my lady! Oh my dear!

How i wish that you were here

Softly whisper into my ears

And wipe away my tears!

Love like your's is hard to find

You were there for me time after time

You and my Cheenu Thaatha are always on my mind!

Smile and you'll make my day

Gimme reason to celebrate

Hope that you stay the same,


Thursday, September 23, 2010

New Frontiers and Friendships or Premise of Prejudice?

अखंडता के नाम पर कलंक! राजनीतिक पतन!

A stigma to the word integrity. A Political downfall.

Though the
media is doing what they do best, the patriot in her is unable to fathom the pandemonium in her country. She moved out of her motherland for greener pastures but she will perpetually yearn to run into the arms of her land. Not the one she witnesses now. Cynical, self centred and devoid of egalitarianism.

She is bewildered; Why was
Beijing able to complete the Beijing National Stadium much ahead of schedule for the Summer Olympics held in 2008? Why is London all set to deliver the venues for the 2012 summer olympics ONE WHOLE YEAR before the games?

If ruminated the chaos of 2010 commonwealth games (even before it is over) there could be debate on who is the true patriot. The whistle blowing Aiyer or the congressman Kalmadi. Debate on who is right about the compromise made on the sanitation of the village, the Commonwealth Games Federation president Michael Fennel or the secretary general of the Delhi organizing committee, Lalit Bhanot. Oh by the way, he says due to cultural differences, there are different standards about cleanliness in India and the west. WAIT A MINUTE!!!! - WHAAAAT???????? .........and many such baseless arguments like underpaid labour (many sadly, are not alive to tell the tale) under prepared security team which let the ausies to walk in with a bomb prototype (why wont they complain/ withdraw?), several other 'boycotters', with terrorism threat and instances of IPL bombing and the jama masjid.

She is in Glasgow and she can see the preparations of the 2014 games already or should i say completions? What a shame! She is pained and in an inexplicable agony. She does not wish to go deeper into that.

All this chaos stay. But what baffles her the most is this country does not stay united WHATSOEVER. How could it with so called popular writers propagating anti cwg slogans and persuading the readers to boycott the CWG? Thanks to Aiyer our man, and the media devil. Sigh, it seems like a point of no return!!!

She is frustrated with this cluttered system and wishes the country never won the bid. At least her land would not have lost it's self respect. But as she was researching about CWG on the web, she came across this man who has a different perspective (well in most cases) about the whole deal. Here is the link to a good read: http://bit.ly/cluoQJ

Part of her now believes, Indians might just be able to pull this through. After all, they say, Indians are not hard workers, they do not stay in the office and work hard with deadline a day away, instead they party the whole night, come to work with a hangover, sort the issue with a cup of coffee! Far fetched??? I'm sure i will live to tell the tale.

"the accomplice to the crime of corruption is frequently our own indifference"

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Of Kitchen WIP and large hip:

He is a dual. The normal self and the slapstick one. The slapstick one is as the name suggests, Hilarious! They were having a converstaion in the kitchen while she was doing the chores and he was keeping her company (a great company that one).

So what were they talking about? She keeps complaining about her apparent large hip that she hates and how she wishes to get rid of that!! He can only SAY it wasn't oversized and reassure he will help her work it out. (They jog everyday ever since) But she was far from being convinced. And he tries harder, finally gives up on her. So this conversation as you might have guessed was about her hip that she thinks is large.

She went on & on for a while and he was patiently listening to her (AS HE ALWAYS DOES, Does she ever give others a chance to speak??) Now, it was just going over his head and he desperately wanted her to shut up. He resorted to his popular slapstick self and said the following words, and Boy, did she shut up!!!

He: You know, you must be glad you did not belong to the generation of Galileo Galilei and Nicolaus Copernicus. Zoom into a scene where they were arguing about earth revolving sun / sun revolving earth. Zoom out and in EXTREME CLOSEUP you'd go: "I have a big bum"

You must be glad that you did not belong to the generation of Charles Darwin when he was trying as hard as he could to prove to the church about how organisms evolved and God did not make both ape and human beings. Zoom out and in EXTREME CLOSEUP you'd go: "I have a big bum"

You must be also glad that you were not born during the time of partition of India and Pakistan. While Mohd. Ali Jinnah and Jawaharlal Nehru were on a heated argument and were about to make the biggest and the most crucial decisions, Zoom out and in EXTREME CLOSEUP you'd go: "I have a big bum"

You must in fact be glad that you are in this kitchen having this conversation with me or the greatest achievements of manking would not have been accomplished.

She: ????!!!!!!!!!!!!!???????? Butttt....... "I have a big bum" :( :( :(

He gives up!!

Monday, September 20, 2010


She is funny, not a day goes by where she has not done ONE thing to cheer herself up. She is a simple person with an extraordinary enthusiasm. She wont give up as she is the fighter and so she will get her way through to her dreams. Oh she has plenty of them, some have become true, the simple ones, rest - she will wait. Timid though she was. But seemed like this is no country for her timid self so she transformed. AND HOW!

It is mysterious the way her brain works. There are times when she will be subdued and give in easily and there are moments of rage that will startle you. She turns out to be an unpredictable person. There are a few people who know her inside out. They do not find her difficult to bond with. On the contrary they wouldn't wanna let go of her company.

She is now in a state of unperturbed euphoria. She is glad she is. No bondage, she is now free to live the life she is dreaming of. And she sure will.