Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Word List

Tried out making a list/ cloud/ whatever of words I used often in my blog. This was the result !

(http://www.wordle.net/)


Wordle: Random Words

Monday, November 08, 2010

That old man in the train

"This place seems haunted", said the voice.

It was half past midnight and I was the only other person in the compartment of the local train. I was completely drenched and on the verge of catching cold. But that was least of my concerns. I just wanted to reach home safely. The train stopped on the bridge due to power failure and the place was engulfed in darkness.  The only sound I could hear was that of incessant rains.The only other person was an old man, probably in his 80s or 90s, or maybe even 100.

"Yeah. It looks so.", I replied indifferently while shuffling songs on my ipod.

"Maybe, there are ghosts around", he said.

"It surely is scary, and we seem stranded in the middle of nowhere", I replied trying to hide my fear.

"Do you believe in ghosts?", he asked.

"No. I don't", I replied, with a gentle laughter.

"Ah! This current generation doiesn't seem to believe in anything", he replied while allowing himself a gentle chuckle.

"Do you?", I said, trying to hide my arrogance.

"Why not, dear young boy", he said with a cherubic smile.

"Oh, then let it be. You have your beliefs. But I don't and I won't", I retorted, secretly praying for the train to move again.

"Think again", he said and disappeared.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

A run against time

And I found myself running ... Running really fast, unfazed by the drizzle, for there was a lot at stake.

Few moments ago I was walking briskly. But I soon realized that I was running against time. There was a train to catch. It would probably have gone by now. 

Or maybe not.

Maybe, there was still a chance and it was the last chance I had.

If only I could make it to the station in the next minute.

I could hear the sound of the train. Its gentle whistle, announcing that it was ready to move ahead. But I was nearby. If only I could tell it to wait for me for a minute.

I sped past the small station building. It was not crowded. And then I was on the platform to see the train leaving. I ran in the direction of the train.

The train was still chugging slowly. If I could run fast enough, I could probably manage to catch it. 

I gathered all my energy and started running. I was sweating and panting all along. But catching the train was really important. It was the last chance I had.

I ran faster than the train could leave that place and moments later I was inches away from the last coach. Yes ...  I had almost made it ... I could see that utopia, far far away, calling me ...

And then suddenly I suddenly decided to give up my quest.

I slowed down and let the train go.

I bent down and put my hands on the knee and started weeping. But no one seemed to be noticing.

... And I woke up in a cold sweat.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Power corrupts ?

Random thought -

As the saying goes - Power Corrupts.

But isn't the opposite more valid ?

Without being corrupt you cannot get power ?

And with power  I mean - political, economic, social ... everything

And maybe, "corrupt" includes a milder form also - "manipulative"

What do you think ?

Or maybe, there are few exceptions ...

Saturday, October 09, 2010

sarcasm(?) dictionary

(This is not a complete generalization, but almost ...)



- Individuality - Attributes that define a person, usually supposed to be similar to the attributes of "others".

- 100% chance - Any event whose probability is >50%. In case of >75% probability, it is defined as 110%.

- Interesting person - Any person whose interests are similar to yours.

   Boring person - Any person whose interests are different from yours.

- God - A "tool' necessary to do unethical/ immoral/ evil things with impunity. Also a good way of keping people in your "control".

- Ethics -Good to say about, bad to practice; even the ones preaching it probably won't like you to practice it. Of course it is acceptable, thanks to a recourse found in the above mentioned definition.

-Freedom of expression - Freedom to say what you like to say, as long as it is what the listener wants to hear.

- Creativity - The art of mimicking others with near-perfection.


(incomplete list)

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Somewhere @ Nowhere - 32

I now have so many copies of my book ...

Wondering what to do about it

Options -

1. Gift it to people (Of course!) ... People in and around Mumbai can get it from me!
(Outside, it'll give rise to logistical issues!)

2. Gift copies to vendors outside Vashi and other railway stations!

Any other ideas ?

Would love to hear from you (whoever read this blog; maybe you can drop me a line!)

By the way, You can order it from -




And join the Facebook community HERE

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Who am I ? (Part 2)

Once again I wonder,
Who am I ?
Someone, somewhere,
Just another guy?
A dreamy explorer, or
An exploring dreamer;
Or sitting motionless like
A disinterested viewer?
Like a flowing river,
Charting its own course,
Or a stagnating pond,
Choking at its source?
Like those high mountains,
Kissing the infinite sky,
Or those large stretches of land,
Endless and dry?
Or a resident of two worlds -
Each with its own ordeal
One world uninhabitable,
The other one unreal?

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Creatively Challenged

I stare blankly at the computer screen.
Somewhere deep within I feel a pinch,
I hope to unlazify my grey cells
But they refuse to budge an inch.

Then I look within myself again
And search for that source of humor,
Which was there once, I believe
And wonder if it was just a rumor!

And to find a story somewhere, I hope
In the faces of people I look around
Each of them has a tale to tell.
But nowhere are my instincts found.

I stare deep inside within me,
And all I can find there -
Is a soul stuck in a time warp,
And a big void everywhere.

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Somewhere @ Nowhere - The Book

Finally ...

The book is out ...

It is available at -

http://tinyurl.com/book-khareedo (Flipkart)

http://tinyurl.com/nikesh32 (Pustak Mahal)




Do grab your copy soon, in case you haven't already :)


It will be in Crosswords and Landmarks in some time (maybe some time later this month)

32.

Sunday, September 05, 2010

Who am I ?

Who am I -

A frog in a well who wonders,
That this is the best place,
And asks if the ocean is any better?

Or a deer in the forest that knows,
That it has but limited control
Over his the fate that awaits?

Or a bird soaring up in the sky
With the world as its playground
And dreaming to soar even higher?

I wonder ...
Is there is a different answer for
What I am and
What I want to be?

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Where is that world?

Where is that world,
That I once thought I would make
With my dreams,
That kept me awake.
With my thoughts
And that fire within.
And those crumbs of motivation
Igniting the will to do something.
And that thing resembling faith
Placed high up there,
And when I look around
I find it nowhere.
All that remains is just a void
That world there is no more,
That utopia exists no longer,
It is now just an eyesore.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Cover Page - Somewhere @ Nowhere

Finally ...

The new cover page of my book ...

Hoping things get rolling soon and it is out

Maybe sometime next month

Super Excited, though it might be a bit far fetched !

(... and wondering how to manage promotion on a shoestring ... er... zero budget!)

BTW ... Do join the Facebook group & follow me on twitter (links on the sidebar) (self promotion!)


Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Random Current Affairs

Of late, I have been blogging very infrequently (and most of it is about me "not blogging" ... so in real terms I have been blogging more infrequently than it appears to be)

Maybe, I thought that I can jot down few random points about random happenings around me -

- I loved the movie - "Inception". I am increasingly tempted to believe that life is just a dream within a dream!
Maybe, that this world is my totem and that it goes on continuously, is a proof that life is a dream.

- I watched Udaan (all alone!). Loved the movie.
  Few points (apart from plot, performances, narration etc) that added to this liking are -
  music that gels with the pace and theme of the movie (including "motu master" song), poems (especially "joote kahan utaare the" - have copy pasted it below in Appendix -1), realistic settings (un-karan joharish sets) etc. I would love to call it a "Taare Zameen Par" for teenagers.

- The "w" key of my laptop is orking on its on ill ... and I am telling people to assume "w" herever necessary!!

- Looking at the state of affairs in preparation for commonwealth games, I often wonder that corruption is an accepted thing and maybe we have become indifferent to it. Although kabhi kabhi ye sab dekh kar mere andar ka caffeine khaul uthta hai !!!

- My reading habits have deteriorated to an abysmal level. However of late I have been quite impressed by UG Krishnamurti. However, I have been guzzling newspaper and other random articles with hopes of accumulating (useless) knowledge.

- Some people think that when I say "I am doing nothing", I might actually have been writing something.
I wish to, but I suddenly have seemed to run out of all enthusiasm/ motivation!
And yeah, I need some sustainable time pass !

- There has been an overdose of Facebook and Twitter in my life and now I am getting bored of them (especially "phony"celebrity tweets!). Also India - Sri Lanka test matches are a big bore.
But I am a bit addicted to boredom so I do follow these things.

- I am impressed by Wikipedia as it lists Rahul Mahajan's occupation as "entertainer".
(I seriously wonder how stupid the "contestants" for the swayamar of this drug addict & wife beater idiot would be ... or maybe, such is the lure of money!).

- Of late, I am getting scared of August ... It is the month that brings me a number closer to old age!

- According to latest estimates, my book will hit markets in at least 1 month from now. So I hope that it will be out in 2-3 months or so. (it was supposed to be there a month ago :(( ) Lekin main patience ki charamseema paar kar chuka hun ... ell .. .almost !

- Sometimes I think that I am such a trivial element in this mighty jigsaw puzzle called "universe" and wonder if I really matter !!!??

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Appendix -1 - Joote kahan utaare the
(poem from "Udaan")

Chhoti-chhoti chhitrayi yaadein 
Bichhi hui hain lamhon ki lawn par 
Nange pair unpar chalte-chalte 
Itni door chale aaye
Ki ab bhool gaye hain ki Joote kahan utaare the.
Aedi komal thi, jab aaye the.
Thodi si naazuk hai abhi bhi.
Aur nazuk hi rahegi In khatti-meethi yaadon ki shararat
Jab tak inhe gudgudati rahe.
Sach, bhool gaye hain Ki joote kahan utaare the.
Par lagta hai,
Ab unki zaroorat nahin.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Why I have (almost) stopped blogging?

This is not what this post is about.


This is a question, the answer to which I am trying to find.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Update on Somewhere @ Nowhere

Some quick updates on my book Somewhere @ Nowhere.

- I had self published it through www.pothi.com around 3 months ago and the feedbacks have been quite encouraging.

- Meanwhile, I got to know about a contest being run by one of the leading publishing houses in India and entered it ... and the book was selected for publication!

- So the book should be out in markets shortly (maybe in 1-2 months). Hoping to see it in the Landmarks and the Crosswords soon.

Keeping my fingers crossed ...

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

The local train

That was when I saw her. She had almost missed her train. There was another in 8 minutes, but she always preferred to catch this one only. It was a long ride - Mira Road to Churchgate and it took nearly an hour to reach there in a fast train. More than three hours a day she spent in commuting. It could have been more had her home not been near the railway station.

I had moved to Mumbai recently and was still trying to catch up with its pace. I was yet to get accustomed to the local trains. Slowly and steadily I would. Sometimes I wished that I stayed near my office, but it was too expensive. So I chose a distant suburb, trying not to dig a hole into my pocket and screwing my life inside stuffed trains.

This continued for few weeks. I always noticed her getting to the station, catching the train and alighting at the destination before briskly walking to her office. Mine was nearby, but that was it - I never manged to talk to her. She was somewhat reclusive and I didn't have any pretext to approach her and talk. Anyway, she seemed to be a reclusive person and I never saw her talking to anybody. She was an enigma.

But somehow her face was still with me even when I was not travelling - it was there when I was in office, or at home or on Sundays when I was lazing down. There was something about her; something behind her enigmatic face. Maybe, I should gather courage and talk to her. She would often catch the same train while coming back also. maybe, there was a lot in common between us. Maybe, we shared some kind of "connection" or something.

That day, I was late in coming from office and coincidentally she to was. That day, I was not rushing on the station platform as there was a good ten minute before the train. I grabbed a sandwich and walked towards the platform trying to prevent vegetables from spilling on my shirt. That was when I almost hit a pillar and almost fell down - right in front of her eyes. I couldn't save my sandwich though. She had a hearty laugh. I never saw her smile and there she was - laughing. That was the first time I ever had some sort of communication with her. It seemed that she had seen me before - probably on the same train which we took - maybe a slight familiarity.

I occasionally crossed her and exchanged a few "hi"s and "hello"s but that was the end of conversation. She seemed to be more or less disinterested. Yet I felt that she knew a lot about me. Maybe, she was looking for some company during those boring journeys or boring walks. Maybe, i could be that someone!

It was around two months since I moved to the city and first saw her. I was crazy about her and I didn't even know her. Sometimes I waited at the station just to catch a glimpse of her and would "coincidentally" board the same train as her. 

I think I needed to talk to her. Maybe, she also kind of liked me. That was a kind of wishful thinking, but maybe. At least I could give it a try. Maybe, we can just chit chat for some time. I was sure that she would not say no - at least not for talking for ten minutes.

One day, when I was late from my work, I waited for her at the station. She didn't come. Probably she had left early. The next day also same thing happened. The third day I saw her  and accompanied her to her coach. The train wasn't too crowded and it thankfully wasn't a ladies coach. 

I sat near her and within seconds the ticket examiner arrived and asked me for my ticket and certificate. Damn! What certificate? She produced some certificate and showed to him. He asked me for a fine and that was when I realized - the coach was reserved for handicapped, old people and cancer patients. Damn! She was suffering from cancer. The TTE threw me out of coach and I had to catch the next train.

The next day I didn't see her. Probably she was on a different train, or probably not travelling any more, or ...

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Individuality

Individuality - "The aggregate of qualities and characteristics that distinguish one person or thing from others; character" 
(Source - The first result on google search for - "individuality + definition")


So, I assume that it is fairly a constant thing which is with shapes a person's thoughts and probably his actions (unless under some kind of duress). If I had to give some kind of physical form to it it would be fairly solid though not completely, as it is subject to change by effect of some external influences, which maybe somewhat significant influences (after all, this is the only way an almost solid object can change its shape).


I was just wondering that what happens in case of a person's individuality is a fluid or is expected to be a fluid.


In this case a person's individuality will be flexible - probably not defined at all.


And, if the vessel is a relatively powerful object which can think on its own & has a right to dictate what kind of things it would permit in it then what will it choose ?


I believe it is a kind of liquid that it can give a shape to - that fits it requirements. It would say no to solid objects. After all, those solid objects would prefer to have their own shape and that shall not be dictated by the shape of the vessel it is poured into.To make it believe it might issue a diktat (after all, it is powerful!) that allows only liquid to be poured into it - anything else would not be permissible.


Moral of the above crap - 
Stop thinking about your individuality. You mean nothing, Be flexible. You have a society to fit into.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Before Sunrise/ Before Sunset

Bottom line - If you haven't seen them, then get a DVD/ Download it and do watch it (unless you hate each and every so called "romantic" kind of movie) - not much taxing - total run of 3 hours(for 2 movies combined, seen back to back)
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What if you are guy travelling across and exploring Europe (wishful thinking!) and strike a conversation with some young chick in the train (wishful thinking again!), decide to spend few hours together at some place, say Vienna ... and that day turns out to be the most memorable day in your life?

Well, this is precisely the story of Jesse and Celine in the movie "Before Sunrise" and their meeting ten years later forms the premise of "Before Sunset".

(Today I saw them for the 3rd time)

Interesting concept, I would say but that is just surface of the movie. The real soul lies in the light hearted kind of discussion they have. That forms the heart and soul of these movies. Well, the discussion isn't specifically about anything. It is about random assorted stuff but still, they are likely to make you think and take notice.

Also interesting is the way their perspective about life changes in all these years and yet the core of it remains same across the years - forms an interesting comparison and also reflect a bit on how our own thoughts have undergone a (gradual?) change in last ten years or so ... and maybe will change a lot still in following ten years.

And about the so called argument over which one is better - I would vote for "Before Sunset" - the reason being much more depth in the kinds of discussion they have.

I would love to see another sequel - maybe when Jesse and Celine are in 50s and again get into a long conversation philosophize about life, universe and everything. Among everything, I am sure that the movie will have some amazing conversations!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Sometimes I think -



Some random useless frustoo stuff ahead -  mostly a copy-paste from my facebook updates & some quotes from my book (self publicity !!!).






Sometimes I think -


... that  it is in darkness that a human is happy. He accepts things as they are and is happy with it. The light of knowledge and understanding leads him to hope and strive for more leading to perennial unhappiness.

... that I should do something completely unthinkable ... absolutely absurd ... unimaginably weird ... what? ... I don't know yet ...


... that I have a perfect relationship with the world - i hate the world and the world hates me.


... that life is a nothing but a dream and at the end of the dream you realize that nothing in it is for real.


... that life is like that coin in sholay & "tails" was my call.


... that god does play dice with the universe; and then he says "buraa na maano holi hai"


... that life is like a box of garbage; you never know what is gonna be thrown at you.


... that we are conditioned with so much crap in life that we start considering all the non-crap things as crap, and by the time we realize that all those non-crap things which we were told are crap are the only things that matter, we are so much crap infested that it becomes almost impossible to break the shackles and get out of this crap.


... that every time i press "ctrl + Z", life says - "this facility is not available in your life".


... that every two people share some story in common, no matter how insignificant or inconsequential.


... that freedom of expression is the freedom to say what you want to say ... As long as you say what they want to hear 


... that when things go wrong, you learn ... and in the end you are full of learnings that have little or no use


... that sometimes that pain is necessary to keep you going and at times it becomes the driving force.


... that knowledge is a bane if u r supposed to follow a preordained line of thought.


... that some things are better left unsaid .


... that i came, i saw, i conquered, i got disillusioned, i gave up, i quit.


... that there are 2 ways to kill a person - 1. Kill his body. 2. Kill his soul.


... that ye duniya ek rangmanch hai aur hum sab to katputli hain ... audience bhi hum hi hain aur ye katputliyan bahut bore kar rahi hain ... i want my money back


... that at first you fight for it ... then give a token protest ... then just hope for it .... and in the end ... you learn to live without it. 


... that dreams are not supposed to last forever and have to give way for reality


... that when a group of tigers, bears and panthers come charging towards you, it is better to give up ... at least you can enjoy your own end


... that sometimes the only objective in life is - survival ... till the next moment arrives ... doesn't matter how ... don't care if it doesn't.


... that nothing matters ... for in long run we are all dead.


... that 67 years down the line, when I am 93 years old, god will suddenly turn the clock back by 79 years and i'll get a chance to live all over once again

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Somewhere @ Nowhere - The Book

FINALLY ....


After a tryst with so-called-creativity, I have come up with a book - Somewhere @ Nowhere.

You can have a sneak peek at the story & a few pages from the publisher's website and order the same & get it home delivered anywhere in India/ Abroad.

Details as mentioned below-

- Preview and get the book home delivered from HERE

Also, you can join the following groups -

- Orkut Community



Hope you like the work. Would appreciate a feedback.

Till then ... Happy Reading!!!

And yeah, please spread the word
(relying on word of mouth & word of blog publicity)


:-)
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Update (18/02/2010) - Thanks for the initial response to the book :)


Update2 (25/ 02/ 2010) - Thanks for the feedbacks on the book those who have read it. (hope to get a feedback by others soon). Encourages me to overcome inertia and write more!


Meanwhile, those who ask for why is it currently not available in traditional retail outlets - well, I hope it will be done in some time (which might take a few months at least). 


Main reason to not go with a traditional publisher was to retain control over content (tempted to use jargons like "creative control" and all!). A few of them wanted stuff what sells like - "life at IIT/IIM" kind of stuff, a mandatory love story with lots of "open sex" plus lots of Bollywood masala; and I didn't want it to be like one of those run off the mill kind of stuff!


And yeah, looking at the feedbacks I am not regretting it :-) !

Monday, February 08, 2010

25 random things

25 Random facts about me (Inspired by Arjun's post on Facebook).

Won't tag anyone but would like people reading this to tag themselves.

  1. I crazily check mail/FB evey now and then even (usually very few minutes) if there is no update or any likelihood of any update.
  2. Before this current "book" I had almost written a manuscript some 1-1.5 years ago, but found it useless and abandoned the project.
  3. I often randomly laugh out loud while remembering some random thing.
  4. I hate to shave.
  5. As a kid I used to read and analyze maps and know about how different places were connected (and hence interest in railways!) and used to mentally test myself on how many places do I know in a particular state and similar stuff. Even now, I get excited by trains and railway stations and highways and airports. (maybe, it is somewhat heredity as my dad had amazing information about different places and all)
  6. I have command over some thoroughly useless information about Bollywood.
  7. As a kid I used to play cricket inside our flat with my brother (we called it 10 outs it was a 2 innings match, we chose our world 11 and it was mandatory to have at least 3 left hand batsmen and a left handed bowler). Among other games one was "fighting".
  8. Best things in life are trivial, I believe. So sometimes, a random long forgotten song playing on my radio se dil garden garden ho jaata hai.
  9. I once jumped from a running train (OK, it was running at a snail's pace) just because it was relatively closer to my home and the station I was suposed to get down at was a bit far.
  10. At times I can be terribly moody.
  11. I like to indulge in the art of "bakar" endlessly unless I am in one of those bad or subdued mood or if I think that people would like me to follow a certain predefined line of thought (and in case of latter, I become almost uncommunicative) 
  12. If we consider styaing for minimum 10 days as having stayed at a place, then in last 7 years I have stayed in - Baroda, Bhopal, Mathura, Bangalore, Lucknow, Raipur, Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Jhunjhunu, Bikaner, Indore & Nagpur. If this definition is expanded to include overnight stays (or 2-3 days stay) also then the places that get added to the list is - Shimla, Nainital, Kanpur, Sikar, Jalgaon, Aurangabad, Bhatapara, Kolkata, Amravati, Akola, Rudrapur and few others.
  13. There are people whom I consider as unofficial gurus in initial few months/ years of that interest - Myshkin for books and Rajdeep for Hollywood movies.
  14. In my many jogging attempts I once ran for 100 meters and then got tired and returned back to my hostel (2003-end, started from hostel 6, got tired when I crossed hostel 5 and then returned back)
  15. I don't exactly remembr when I started cracking PJs, but one of the earliest ones I remember is in class 10, when the teacher was telling about the underground river "Saraswati" at Sangam in Allahabad (apaprt from Ganga and yamuna) I mentioned to my neighbour that - "Police is after Saraswati and hence she is underground"
  16. Several people consider me as a damn boring and humorless person (it is ok if they call it "bad" though!) and it irritates me.
  17. I loved Bangalore weather and often used to roam about my small terrace (attire inspired by Sallu !!!) especially post-dinner and in early mornings.
  18. Once upon a time I was a huge SRK fan.
  19. My mom almost did the practical application of "shortest path algortith", PERT, "Crashing", efficiency and similar things in household stuff and maybe that was my first exposure to operations management! (she still does!)
  20. Once upon a time I was crazy for sweets. There have been times when I had had only rasgullas for dinner. Now I am not crazy for them, but I still like them. Of late, I have developed a liking for coffee and more recently black coffee.
  21. I am a relatively early riser (7-8  am types). Even when I used to sleep at 5 am with intentions of getting up at noon, I used to get up by 9 and feel sleepy the whole day.
  22. In long run, I would probably like to live in some small town in the himalayas!
  23. I would love to call myself an "explorer". Often, I can spend infinite time randomly surfing about random stuff in the universe (thanks to wikipedia!)
  24. I have a bad throat and nose which usually get screwed even by slightest provocation.
  25. Despite being an electronics engineer (of almost useless variety!), I haven't done soldering even once in life.

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Meanwhile, hoping to come up with the book shortly, maybe in a week or two :)

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Somewhere @ Nowhere

Somewhere @ Nowhere

Coming soon ...

As of now a snapshot at the cover design -

(LHS - Back Cover, RHS - Front Cover)





Thursday, January 21, 2010

(Insane) words of non-wisdom


A stroll down a lunatic asylum proves that faith means nothing; 


A glance at the glamor world proves that "morality" means nothing; 


A walk along the corridors of corporate world shows that "ethics" mean nothing; 


Few moments in a crematory shows that "life" means nothing.


So whatever we learn mean nothing; 


Hence ... 


Everything is nothing and nothing is everything!!


Sunday, January 17, 2010

The sea and the infinite

Standing at the shore
I stare at the infinite.
Numb of all the senses
Of the wrong, and the right.

I am there at the moment yet
It seems like it has been forever.
I feel crashing upon my senses
The past present and future together.

Up there near the horizon
I saw a ray of fading light.
It went away like that fleeting glory
And disappeared as came the night.

All I can see is
The sea and the wave,
And all I can think is
I was so, so naive.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Finance meets philosophy!

If you have ability and all you do is "lie" then it becomes a liability.


If you are an ass and you are well "set" it is an asset.


These basic principles can make a perfect balance shit.



Friday, January 01, 2010

New year resolutions

Ah! It's that time of the year once again !!

Wish you a very happy new year.

I was just wondering about the alternatives for new year resolutions but chucking them out nevertheless ...

... but on second thoughts, some might be worth considering ...

Some random thoughts -

Resolution 1 -

To find out what is the purpose of life, universe and everything and come up with a non "32" or "42" answer

... but isn't this what I am trying to do the whole of last decade ??


Resolution 2 -

Continue keeping the 1024 * 2048 resolution (similar to RM's)

... but as things get hazier, it is likely to be broken ...


Resolution 3 -

Be myself

... I always promise so ... every year without fail ... and fail ...


Resolution 4 -

Write a book - Fiction to be precise (even if it sells 10 copies, 5 purchased by me :)

WIP ... Coming soon ...

(Well ... maybe, sometime in near or late future ... but definitely in this decade!)


Resolution 5 -

Travel ... Travel ... travel ... Explore ... explore ... Explore ... the country and the world ...

... Khair chhodo ... bahut baar socha, kabhi ho nahi paaya ... except on Wikipedia


Resolution 6 -

Give up ... unfollow my heart (as if i always followed it!) ... stop having my own views about random things .... and abandon that machine called brain and blindly do what I am ordained to do, think what I am ordained to think ... become a fatalist ... and live happily ever after!!

... but then ... I not a robot and can't be one ...

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Whatever ... Best wishes for the year to come and years to come!