Thursday, May 28, 2009

Back Again?

Hello Everyone! Am back again after such a long hiatus. I am really sorry I have not been able to blog-hop for such a long time now. My exams are almost over and I will definitely be a regular fixature from now on.
I am facing a problem today-it's a first for this blog-what do I write about? Its been so long...so many things to write about that I am quite confused where to begin...
Wait..on second thoughts, let me start with the newest event of my life-my newly born niece Jasmine! Here is something I wrote down as soon as I saw her photograph-she is so cute....

ODE TO JASMINE
(That miracle of creation….)

As the earth spun towards a new dawn
a lovely flower on this earth was born….
one plaintive cry heralded her arrival
a new being had announced her survival!

A red rose dear?
one teddy bear?
a breath of fresh air?
Who exactly was she?
The ans: an exceptionally beautiful Jasmine!

Crinkly hands
chubby cheeks
ruby red lips
very very small feet
Ah me!
That miracle of creation
was finally for us to see….


A burdened being she is
Oh yes!
Infact she has fallen into such a mess…
a mess of blessings
a mass of love
a bundle of kisses
a bunch of hugs!

Mama wishes ….
Time- don’t hustle by very fast
don’t make it too good to last
don’t make her grow old too swift
she is OUR precious gift!

Papa whispers…
My strong arms entwine you today
as they will whenever you say
My girl, I promise to make you see
all those life’s gifts that were denied to me…..

Big bro says….
I am young yet to hold you in my arms

but for 'gootness' you have oodles of sisterly charms!
Grow old fast
I need a playmate to make me last!

All said and done
God has been benevolent on everyone
that miracle of creation he bestowed us with
is a very very precious gift
we promise to nurture her with full zest
coz the Almighty has blessed us with HIS very best!

The family prays….
May HE grant us the strength for:
Heart of our heart
flesh of our flesh
our precious burden
to bring up and protect!

I truely hope that she becomes successful in everything she undertakes all her life....
As for all my friends-thank you for sticking by me even when I was not present for so many days. I will be coming to your blogs soon-have a lot to catch up on:)

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Chicken feed

Feeding us
clothes
food
homes
just as a butcher
fattens a hen, a goat
before killing it
in one stroke....
Tall promises!
Chicken feed!

Uninterrupted electricity
recarpeted roads
fixed traffic lights
solved 'fast track' cases
because
they need us....
they require our approval....


It's our blood
stamped across
yet another assent for them
to fill their coffers another five years.


Why should we vote?
For whom should we vote?
Is this the campaign?
Jaago Re! Jaago Re!

Let me state here that I am not against voting. This poem is just a small attempt to highlight the dilemma that we as citizens face each time there are elections.

Friday, April 03, 2009

Cute blogger that I am..


Thanks Preeti for this wonderful award! It made me feel so special....
The rule states-I have to mention 7 cute things about myself to claim the award.So, here goes...
1. Preeti said so (Thank You very much gal!)
2.I have this annoying habit of going away from the blog world for a long time and then cutely materialising back (lolzz-sorry everyone)
3. I have cute friends like Preeti, Usha,Yamini, 'A', Phoenix, Rat,Leo, Chriz, Ashutosh, Pinku, Anil,RiverSoul, Aayu,Sandhya, Ryn,Harshita, Priyanka, Anwesha and countless others always there to encourage me (thanks from the bottom of my heart guys)
4. Mampi supports me through and through.....(naturally if someone cute supports me, I will turn cute too)
5.I love reading .However I am into music as well. Can't live without both of them! (strange combination-I know)
6. I love Tom and Jerry (even at this age and after having seen it countless times in my life already)
7. Daydreaming is my biggest vice. Most of the times I dream about places I long to travel- thats the cutest thing I know about me because I can sit alone for hours altogether and still not feel lonely...(no, i am not weird!-lolzz)
I pass this on to each and every person who reads this post and blog because they all are equally cute for me-they make my blog look the best :) Thank You once again!
PS: Sorry for my long absences friends. I have my exams and unfortunately they have been postponed due to elections. I will be infrequent on the blog world but I promise I will catch up with the blogs as soon as I can. Sandhya and Preeti-thanks for your concern. I am alright, just a little busy:)

Saturday, March 07, 2009

The Glass Doors(1984)

Flimsy on it's hinges
chinks appeared on the glass
a discernable webbed pattern destructed the transluecence
and the strong foundation cracked under the force
the force of hatred
the force of caste
the force of religion
the force of creed.

There was a time
when a pure drop of sunlight bound it together
passing through the very heart of glass
and illuminating the floor with it's blinding sheen
the sheen of love
the sheen of brotherhood
the sheen of happiness
the sheen of coexistence.

THEN

A stone pelted by a child
broke the glass doors
pieces scattering on either sides
some big some small
pieces of heart
pieces of body
pieces of soul
pieces of mind

The glass doors
hitherto protected by intertwined hands
lay shattered
as the hands
left each other

The soul
the heart
the mind
the body
now wander lost and wailing
amidst the carnage.....

This poem depicts the anguish and the fear in the aftermath of the 1984 riots in India.(For those of you who are unfamiliar with the 1984 riots, you can read about it here).

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Yamini, Anil and Ryn tag me

Hello Everyone! Sorry for my absence over such a prolonged period of time...
You would better get used to it because my exams are coming on soon and I won't be on the blogworld very frequently for these two months(lolzz). By the way, I have started a new blog on wordpress-Mampi's idea of course! She suggested that I start a new blog for my stories as I was not able to post the stories frequently-So, the new blog has its inception! You can read the story that I am currently writing here. Do comment and tell me your views because its you who make my day by your comments!

On to other things, Yamini, Anil and Ryn have tagged me and though it is a rather difficult tag, it is not time consuming. So I am doing it here. I will be breaking the rules though (sorry!)-anyone who likes the tag can take it up-I won't give any names because I am not sure how many of you have already answered that tag in my absence.
So, here goes...
THE 25 things tag-here are 25 random things about myself that came to my mind as I started finishing this tag...

1) I have a fetish for books and I never read a single type of book. I donot have this inclination that I have to complete one particular author's works.(If I can, well and good but it is not a necessity). In my library you will find books ranging from detective fiction to non-fiction.(Mom and I have around 250 books between us in our two libraries-you can guess I am absolutely bonkers over books).

2) I am in love and the love of my life is named GEOGRAPHY. It's my favourite subject and anything even remotely related with Geography arouses my interest in half-a-tick!

3)I cannot survive without internet . Without blogging I am nothing(and to think I didnot even know that this existed just a few months back!)

4)I am mad over nature and anything to do with it.

5)My biggest dream is travelling. I have not travelled much but I do have knowledge of many places of the world through books or internet. Most of the times, my internet activity is concentrated on places to see around the world and the various sites that enumerate the same.

6)I love colours and various hues (of nature particularly). Many times when it rains I keep on staring at the sky and the varied colour transformations it undergoes on the same as well as different days.

7)I am absolutely truthful. Sometimes, it goes to my detriment (and many a times I have been warned to keep my blabbing mouth shut too!) but I am truthful to the stark ,barbaric degree!

8)I have never seen snow or a desert, ridden a horse or a camel.

9)I am really nicknamed mithe.

10)I love music-again of all types.Soulful numbers, groovy , Indian, English are all on my list of favourites!

11)I eat only home cooked food and the only times I have eaten outside is when my family is present with me(please don't think me weird or something-there is a reason behind this that I am not disclosing here)

12)I am afraid of the dark(truely).

13)I know you don't 'rever' a person but I do-there are only two people on that position for me and will always be..Mama and Papa-R.S and K.S .

14)I am very adamant on some things and don't ever change my viewpoint regarding them, come what may.

15)I am a short tempered person but I never bear any malice towards anyone.(please give me suggestions to cure this short tempered thing-lolzzz)

16) I am still a child in many things.

17)My smile is inherited from Mama-so its something that I Thank God for...

18)I am a firm believer in God and destiny. 'Ultimately everything happens on the almighty's orders only-cliche but that's my belief.

19)My greatest fear is being unable to move a muscle and lying still due to some health problem.

20) I am a big time movie buff-I love watching both hollywood and hindi movies.

21)I love all kinds of sports. Most programmes I watch on TV pertain to sports.

22)I love gaining knowledge. If I don't understand anything, I don't hesitate to ask about it. Besides, I never lie and say 'I do know' when I don't.

23)Contrary to everyone's beliefs I adore hanging out with my friends. (I am sure that after reading everything till now, you would have thought the same..just joking)

24)My biggest problem is that I want to be 'unique' in each and everything...

25)I can never conceal my feelings..ever!(Its a big flaw that I have to counter)
Thank you Yamini for helping me know ME better. Usha's and A's tags have still have to be completed.Do tell me how you liked this tag.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Thank You!

So finally! My hiatus from this blogworld is just about over and I promise to be regular from now on...
During my prolonged absence, I was really fortunate to have received awards from some of the most talented bloggers around -Phoenix, Usha and River Soul.
I just wanted to say-Thank You! Thanks for being the support system that spurs me on to write more! The awards have all gone up on my wall and will remain etched there for times to come.
As is the norm, I have to pass them on and here are the awardees from my side.Please accept my token of appreciation for your masterpieces.

*Curtain*

This award goes to Mampi(don't say of course!), Pinku, Phoenix,Roop, Usha, 'A',Harshita,Fiducia,Sandhya and Preeti



These two awards are dedicated to ALL my blogger friends- those who read and comment on this blog, encouraging me to go on-thank you for being such wonderful pals! I am honoured to be among so many talented bloggers!



This is especially for Crow, Aurora, Leo, Yamini,Preeti,Riversoul, Phoenix,Usha,Preeti and Fiducia


These are again for ALL my bloggerfriends out there. I think each of them is an awesome blogger in his/her own right penning down gems of creations on the crown of thisblogworld! I love your blogs and I pray that your illuminance never diminishes...


Anwesha, 'A', Mampi,Zirelda, Sandhya, Smriti,Phoenix,Pinku, How do we know, Ryn, Trailblazer, Arv, Yamini are the receipients of this award from my side. Congrats!


I would like to grant these to the best blogs on women I know- FEMME FATALE and UNCHAHI. Thank you gals for bringing US on the blog map! Gals Rock!


I pass this on to Phoenix,Mampi, Crystal, Sawan, Leo, Trailblazer, Smriti,Roop,Pink Orchid and Yamini.

*Curtain*
I just wanted to acknowledge through this post that I count myself lucky to have joined this blogworld and ofcourse Mampi has my gratitude for that-she was the one who initiated me here and deserves all the credit!Love you Mampi and thank you all for going through this long rambling so patiently!

Friday, January 09, 2009

First completed tag

Hey people! Its my first officially completed tag (Phoenix-that wonder of wonders has tagged me!)Sorry 'A', still have to complete yours-will do it a soon as possible[its rather time consuming :-)]

1)What is your occupation? Student but I am blogging right now ,so 'blogger'
2)What colour are your socks now? White and black(in that order)
3)What are you listening to now? the constant tick-tock of the clock (its unusually loud) and wait...its 'Gur Naal Ishq Mitha' playing on TV and now..its' Ho gaya hai tujh ko to pyaar sajna' from DDLJ(ahem...its taking too long to finish this tag)
4)What was the last thing you ate? lunch comprising mixed vegetables
5)Can you drive a stick shift? whats that???
6)Last person you spoke to on phone? Papa
7)Do you like the person who sent you this? I hate to admit this but I..... ADORE HER! :-))(phoenix, you reading?)
8)How old are you today? 22 years, 3 months old
9)What is your favourite sport to watch on TV? Tennis, Cricket, Paragliding, other alternative sports-in short I watch all major sports (just like watching them, incase you are getting any ideas!)
10)What are your favourite drinks? Leamonade (a particular shop in PU market)
11)Have you ever dyed your hair ? oh yes, I have it dyed dark brown
12)Favourite food? Gajerela by dadimama, scrumplicious and delumptious!
13)Last movie watched? Ghajini starring Aamir Khan and Asin-just yesterday
14)Favourite day of the year? 25th December-its Christmas time!
15)How do you vent out your anger? I am really a short tempered person-I always show my anger by stomping away
16)Favourite toy as a child? The first Barbie I got from Papa-I remember I had chicken pox and it was my only companion
17)Favourite season? Spring-the greenary all around just motivates and fascinates me
18)Do you want your friends to email you? Oh yes! I love to be in contact with all my friends(Phoenix, where are you?)
19)When was the last time you cried? 1st January. I was watching BLACK, yet again
20)What is on the floor of your closet? empty boxes!
21)Who is the friend you have had the longest? Sonal and Richa Bhatia-we have known each other 19 years(right from LKG-A and Ma'am Ranjit Kaur times)
22)What did you do last night? Read a story in Reader's Digest Condensed Book edition-A gift of life by Henry Denker
23)What are you most afraid of? Of not being able to move a muscle due to some medical problem
24)Plain,cheese or spicy hamburge? Hamburger
25)Favourite dog breed ? Labrador
26)Favorite day of the week? Each and every day but I wait eagerly for Saturday
27)How many states have you lived in? Dozens!(Paris, London, New York, Graz, Nagasaki,Wellington....)
lolzz-they are all in dreams( please excuse a Geography student...) The correct answer is one!
28)Diamond or pearl? I am not a jewellery fanatic but if given a choice-then pearls because they come in different colours
29)What is your wish for this new year? I wish everyone gets what he /she desires
30)New year resolutions? No resolutions-I don't believe in keeping them-they are bound to get broken

Now I tag,
'A'
Mampi
Crow
Zirelda &
Preeti
Hope to see this tag on your blogs soon!

Addition: Mampi's busy schedule this new year is well worth a read....You can read it here (I am mentioned too-thanks Mampi!)

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

All things beautiful

Often in our humdrum busy routine
we forget to give a glance...
a glance at everything dear
a glance at many things near
a glance for some things common
a glance at few things rare

Often in our fast paced lives
we forget to peek...
a peek at how our neighbours are doing
a peek at the gushy river flowing
a peek at a simple dewdrop
a peek at the fallen log

Often in the rush of our everyday lives
we forget to glean...
glean the rushing of the time
glean the mystery of rhyme
glean the long lost lores
glean the reason for many closed doors

Often as time flows past
we forget to see...
see the ordinary things in life
see the extraordinary cutting of a knife
see a simple smile
see the cause for going the extra mile

Wake up and open your eyes
beauty and illuminance are in your sight!

Saturday, January 03, 2009

I am not a puppet

Scrubbing the marble floors till their sheen mirrors you
cleaning the windows to make them gleam with sunshine
cooking in haste so that you are 'on time'
ironing the clothes better than any foreign laundary
I gave it my all
but did anybody understand me?
I am a servant-a person like you
I am not a puppet....

Growing up, I was forced to listen to my family
studying hard, I was given reassurances of accepting my chosen path
then I was married off citing a good match
thereafter forced to bear the rules and traditions of a new house
my talent was supressed
Still, I gave it my best shot
I am a girl, a woman-a person just like you
I am not a puppet....

Working round the clock for sustainance
neglecting my family in the rush to earn more
balancing thousands of bills everyday
getting killed because of laxity on your part
I gave it all I had
I am a common man-a person just like you
I am not a puppet....

Why is the new year not seeming new?
What is my fault,something I failed to do?
Why am I not ushering the new dawn decked in my best?
When will I be given rest?
Why should I suffer, why the reason for this shout?
Why even this little strain of doubt?