Monday, May 31, 2010



Does not  follow a specific bind
Cares not for a time
Out of nowhere it catches the mind
Levitates you, leaving all behind

You enter into a land
Where you are the master
And the destroyer
Where the world is your canvas
And creativity the magic wand
Where the impossibles take shape
Makes you break into a ecstatic dance
A crescendo that triggers a trance


Sunday, May 23, 2010

Surprises in bytes

1. Last week me and my friend 'S' were going to downtown by the city train and as usual she started making fun of a girl sitting in front of us in Hindi mix Punjabi. The girl was engrossed in her novel, and as her station arrived she stood and ask my friend "Tussi Downtown ja rehey hou?" (Are you going to Downtown ?). My friend's face went wide open. Since last week we all tease her by asking "Tussi Downtown ja rehey hou?" I just hope that from now she will never dare to make fun of anybody in any language.

2. Today in the city train I met a Polish man who must have been around 80-85 years old and we talked for around 30 min. He grew up in India before partition and had been to Karachi, Jamnagar, Kohlapur and Goa. He sang for me some lines from the beautiful song "mera bulbul so reha hai shorgul na macha" and left me amazed. After talking to him I realized that hindi is no more an unknown language that one can speak publicly and still expect that you would not be understood. Thanks to the spreading bollywood and desidom, hindi is slowly but surely arriving at the global platform.

3. I love internet the most whenever I talk to my Amma (taiji-aunt), who is sitting at 13 hours time difference from my place. She tries to touch me through the screen and bless me and I can feel her through all that distance. Technology serves us miraculously at times.
I love you Amma !!!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Be the holding hand

The most difficult thing in life is to console somebody. And for a person like me who doesn't exhibit emotions very openly, it becomes even more difficult. These are the moments when sincere and heartfelt words appear to be cheesy and superficial. Consoling words are sincere and comforting only if they are backed by a sincere action. If you can't be of any help or are not willing to take out sometime for the people who need help, then better don't  give false hope. There are people who would pose to be your true well wishers and to satisfy their curiosity  would gather from you every detail of what has happened. Nobody needs lecturing, preaching or trite cliches.
A warm hug, a sincere nod, a patient ear and a holding hand is all that you need to console somebody.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Things far and near

Amidst the snowy and chilly wind,
I think of the distant past,
Of flying kites,
Of thandi lassi, mithi kulfi, 
And  sleepy hot afternoons,
My heart aches,
I sulk, sigh and brood abound.

As days pass,
Sitting on the deck under the bright sun,
I enjoy my afternoon soup,
Of warm summery breeze,
The mood has changed, the air is light,
Everything seems so joyous around.

Things far and near always churn my heart
My mind takes a flight,
Landing on my feet sometimes like a deft trapeze artist,
Wiped-out otherwise by strong emotional waves.