Monday, January 26, 2009

THIS DAY........of all days.

India and all her military might.......such grandeur and pomp...

today, nothing seemed a bigger joke.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

A Second Read.

"In spring, when woods are getting green, I'll try and tell you what I mean; In summer, when the days are long, Perhaps you'll understand the song."
- Lewis Carroll

To feel the magic you don't always have to understand.......

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

The Birthdays.

People who are even remote acquaintainces of mine will confidently tell you that I usually forget things. Especially B'days.(yes, I know that you know where this post is going but you can wipe that smug expression off your silly face.) Ten days into yhe new year and ive already forgotten two B'Days. Not my fault. When ive got 4 exams for which im not prepared, Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, Haule Haule, Tujh mein rab dikhta hai and Dance pe Chance all together what can the poor me do? You tell me. would you have been able to cope? And then they are not even on orkut. And I dont even have a cell to set reminders in.

But oddly enough I hate people to death for forgetting my B'Day. Thats a henious crime I dont forgive people for. A few suns ago A had forgotten my birthday. And knowing me,( she was my friend after all.) she didnt have the courage to call me up for months. And I mean it literally. For months. When she finally did...I think she'll remember that phone call for years to come. And probably even live to tell tales to her grandchildren about it. On second thoughts, knowing her( I am her friend after all..) she might not.

So now off I go to make a call. And hope that the heavens and the earths have mercy on me.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Something found.

I should have found this a week ago when I was all christmassy.But I didn't then and I did now. So im putting this up, late though it may be. It expresses so perfectly what I found inexplicable.

"Christmas is not a time or a season, but a state of mind.To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, to have the real spirit of christmas"
- Calvin Coolidge; 30th president of the United States.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

A New Begining..........

........and the first one for my blog.

I spent my day studying as i usually like spending my 1st Januarys.....just a kind of superstition that I have. You spend the entire year doing what you do on the first. So today was a day spent in exhaustive brain activity. Ive long nourished a secret ambition of becoming a workaholic. Looks as if im getting closer to that year by year. Liking my studies more and more.....If only I could ignore the absolutely vast periods of lethargy that would put even hibernating creatures to shame.

I love the modern century. Its so fascinatingly complex. Makes you realise the fragility of man in his entirety.The helplesness it itself faces from a world changed by him alone- willingly and eagerly. the modern man...confused rather than being empowered. Unable to cope with his rapidly changing psyche.Man is at new crossroads in his eternal quest to discover the self. And he must survive the harsh winds of change that threaten to tear him apart.-winds he's churned up himself.

"the woods are lovely, dark and deep....
but i have promises to keep...
and miles to go before i sleep"

Ive got many promises to keep. Most of them to myself. Somehow I dont really like promising things to other people.Unlike the ones you make to yourself you cant break them.

Newer beginings, Newer adventures, Newer awakenings.

At my tuitions today, I was halfway through trying to decipher Marvell. That man writes such brain twisting poetry , i feel absolutely confident that i could understand Kafka or Freud with lesser effort. Not to mention the absolute grotesquness he seems to take such delight in.My personal opinion is that he was a sadist. But I digress.

Sir called us out on to the balcony to show us the moon.A fine crescent with an 'ask' of the whole moon in a blurred but nevertheless, bright form.......its kinda hard to explain, but beautiful.. just the perfect sight to end my year with....two lines from Harivansh Rai Bachchan's poem keeps playing in my mind.( u kno the way some tunes get inside your head and you cant just seem to make it go??? Like That.)
"जीवन में एक सितारा था .....माना वोह बेहद प्यारा था........
जो बीत गई, वोह बात गई...."

New year sort of marks the end of christmas........not that I celebrate either...but you would know what I mean.Looking forward to oh-nine.....the first part of oh-eight was amazing,and so was the last part in its boringness. I stopped making resolutions way, way back....maybe in class eight. I couldn't be sure. But the reason I stopped was that I usually forgot what resolution I had made in the first place. I always had a strong suspicion that it was to study harder, but then i really didnt like believing in that so I preferred suffering from selective amnesia.

Anyways, ill make a resolution this year. or even better, ill make two.
1. Remembering B'Days
2. Blogging more.

the second one's funny, considering no one really reads my posts( save over-interested siblings who have noses a foot long each); but i always wrote only for myself. im hopeless at the first one but i can always try. We always feel that way at year- ends don't we???

Ill hope for brighter stars this new year.