Saturday, March 31, 2007

this above all else...

to thine own self be true.

been times when I felt like kicking myself for doing something but then I know I do what is true to me....even if it seems uncool and thankless.

if I didnt, it wouldnt be me.

like some wise guy in a movie said...'you can't run away from who you are'.


and true.

Friday, March 30, 2007


the heat's creeping up. groggy head.

the usually happy bright yellow flowers on the blue curtains seem a bit pale, but they still smile, defiantly.

and I rave in my stupor.

bored out of my skull. of everything. of you too.


Sunday, March 25, 2007


back to growing roots again.

its funny, through all the travels and stays wherever, as soon as I touch down at IGI, its like I was never away, whether it was for days or months or years. All the moments, the routine, the new life, the faces, places, smells, feelings just evaporate and all thats left is some JPEGs, blogposts, and that old, but in my case not so trusted, memory.

I do miss that place we called home for 8-9 months and the life we had there...but all the intense nostalgia's been shredded through...landing on my feet, again. maybe its cos I've been through it before.

did feel the proverbial lump and the mist in the eyes for some minutes as we drove away...felt more sad for her since for her it was life as she knew it in the immediate moment, as all toddlers are wont to. She knows this is her home, always did remember but is slowly getting comfortable with the corners and spaces.

Life...accumulating all the experiences I can before its time to let go of all of it and unlearn all from day one.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

popping up in unusual places

it was weird today hearing a white lady columnist socialite or some such who had been to the Liz-Arun wedding in jodhpur squeal excitedly about the upcoming marriage of the century in India on a morning show on GMTV, when it would be held and opulent it would be...she and the anchor drooled over the couple's pic and imagined how beautiful their kids would be! I scratched my head and had to check what channel I was on.!

then on Countdown recently, an Indian doc who's still the champ, mentioned in his profile that he loves watching movies with Aishwarya in it...Des O'Connor asked him if shes cute...and he said yes. :-D

went to buy some cosmetic stuff recently...and there she was predictably tho in the L'Oreal space and that watch thing too.

and now this. Just when I thought, shes gone off the radar for a bit..! Oh well.


Will really miss my daily fix of Countdown, D or ND etc...

Monday, March 12, 2007


Will be away for a bit. Moving back to Delhi in a few days. Tomorrow, the cable guys will leave us without the usual crutches.

The next chapter awaits. This one was fun. :-)

Friday, March 09, 2007

heresy or the truth?

Saw an amazing docu on Channel 4 last night - The Great Global Warming Swindle. It aimed to demolish the hysteria that has built up around global warming and how human carbon footprints are driving climate change.

A brave and well-reasoned explanation of the volatile nature of climate over aeons. How it is ridiculous to think that manmade gases can create such an impact and how the true puppeteer is that burning ball of fire, the sun. The earth has been warming and cooling through the millenniums, without the help of humans.

Throughout the docu, several top-notch scientists ripped this new fad apart with the requisite data and facts....and said how they had been nearly ostracised for daring to question or refute the idea of man causing climate change!

It went on to expose at length as to how all this global warming chanting is actually a propaganda and how environmental activism is more of a political activism today. It is actually an industry now, employing thousands of people who would be out of a job if the whole premise was exposed as a sham.

It also went to say how this whole drive harbours rather sinister intentions of stalling the development of the developing countries by hanging the carbon gases-emissions guilt trip over their heads.

They'd rather countries like Africa and India use solar panels and such expensive unreliable technology to move ahead on the path of modernity while they themselves have used up God knows how many fuels and the likes.

In another special shown on the same channel, some time back, which tried to find out what all religions have to say about man's responsibility towards the earth and global warming, the presenter also went to India to question what Hinduism says about all this. In Mumbai or Ahmedabad, he actually had the gall to ask some freelancing photgrapher who was getting an AC installed, whether he didnt feel guilty doing it and how it will affect the emissions scene. The double standards were so ridiculously transparent...! This presenter chap has burnt up enough miles to fly to India and the other parts of the world he covered...and must be shacked up in a 5 star hotel with AC in the loo and can still turn around and ask this guy.

Makes you think and think again.

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Passing away

R.I.P, Mr. Humphries.

You made me smile and straight out and the rest of the staff at Grace Brothers.

Timeless and inimitable.

Seeing Mr. Lucas, Mr. Rumbold and Mr. Peacock on Richard and Judy today, remembering you, was a happy and sad moment...they've all grown so old...but they're still the way they were in my mind, all the reruns that I've savoured.

An old favorite, close to the heart. Always.


Heard about the passing away of a gentleman I have met only once in my life, about 15 years ago but we'd bonded truly. he made lunch and what a lunch. he would joke that if we met after ages, I might not recognize him if we passed each other on the street, for he would be so old...a genuinely warm and friendly human being. And his wife and the rest of the extended family. felt like part of their family without any of the stupid lineage thing...

Sepia happy memories, now.

God bless.