Friday, August 27, 2010

things change.. things end, things begin.. what you once thought was gospel truth shows grey in the light of a new day.. where there was a void a seed sprouts..
days and months and years pass.. yet when i look in the looking glass
all i see is a little girl looking
for something thats changed

life can sometimes just BE.. when you're not really paying attention something momentous happens and all you can really do is deal with the curveball.. or accept the gift.

Friday, August 20, 2010

yeh lamhaa jee lene de...

Ai zindagi yeh lamha jee lene de…
Pehle se likha.. kuch bhi nahi.. roz naya kuch likhti hai tu…
Jo bhi likha hai dil se jiya hai yeh lamha… filhaal jee lene de…

I want it all.. I guess I really do
The chance to dream, to fly, to experience life as I’ve never known..
Maybe I just don’t know who I am anymore… maybe things will just snap back into place as suddenly as they fell into disarray..
Who knows where life can take us.. who ever knows whats coming next.. its all we can ever do to live the moments that we’re allowed…

Thursday, August 05, 2010

HOLY COW! gai machchi kaise kha sakti hai?????

in the throes of laughter with friends with the haze of cigarette smoke clouding my eyes.. sitting on a stone chabutara at D-school on a rather lovely cloudy afternoon.. i saw something rather startling today...
a cow munching on a fish carcass..
or so the caption beneath the picture says...


i think i laughed for about 10 minutes post which we had a rather lively discussion about why the holy being descended to that level.. in CAPITAL letters below a half page sized picture of a cow with a wierd looking brown thing in its mouth, was captioned thus

A COW feeding on a carcass of a "magur"(a black african fish) from the dried lake bed in Sultanpur bird sanctuary near Delhi. The lake is lifeline of the sanctuary's avian and aquatic residents and is also home to bluebulls and blackbucks. (sic)

a bigger red coloured tag under the picture said "DRY DAZE"

so we all had a merry debate on whether my confusion was an unwelcome comment on the freedom of choice of food for an independent-minded cow.
or if its now going to be acceptable for devoutly vegetarian Hindus to eat fish because gau- mata has been seen to be enjoying a machchi..
whether the photographer had simply gotten the wrong idea and the conscientious cow was merely carrying away the abandoned dead body of the fish to a final resting place.

the jury's still out, and my friends have threatened violence if i continue to talk about this picture. hence the blogpost.


my apologies to tiny, rave, sj, shru n bt... i can just NOT get over the sheer wierdness of that picture.

my apologies to any hapless readers patient enough to sit down n read this entire thing without being able to see the picture thats got me so confused.. you will have to wait a few days for my PC to start working coz as usual i'm using the college comps... you could ofcourse buy/borrow/steal the India Today July 5 edition and turn to page 13 to see what the fuss is all about.