Tuesday, December 26, 2006

It sometimes takes death for one to realise life in its true sense!

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

A very beautiful sunset right in namma bengalooru....at Lalbagh gardens - Lalbagh lake to be precise, taken on a November evening.

Rounded off an awesome evening spent in the gardens amidst lush greenery, chirping birds, visual (delightful) images of sunlight playing with the leaves and branches and casting long shadows!

It is truly wonderful and peaceful to be in the midst of nature and greenery!!

Saturday, November 25, 2006

She is one of the sweetest and innocent girls I have come across. Very pretty, charming and graceful, we call her the babydoll of our office... it was her fiance’s birthday today…She is a traditionalist and conservative to the core and has met her fiancé only once (that too after her engagement)!

The day before, two of us in the office (another colleague and yours truly) give her ideas – basically a list of things she should do with “Him” (now – I already mentioned she is innocent, ok? ), places she should take “Him” (think straight again, folks) and gifts she should buy for “Him”.

Our lady is worried about her parents, her relatives, his parents, his uncles and aunts… no point going on, the list is endless!

She gives a shy smile and almost whispers, like a true bollywood heroine, “kisi ne dekhliya tho”?

I groan impatiently “ Come on! Its just one day! You are anyway going to be wearing your burqa! Who’s going to spot you?” And then we actually try to convince her to go without wearing her burqa!!! Bad strategy, so we revert back to the earlier path.

Covered in her Burqa and holding me by the arm, we march across to the Titan showroom in the crowded Brigade road at 6 PM and end up buying a beautiful silver colour watch for “Him”.

By this time, our lady is all smiles, blushing like a young bride, her eyes radiant with happiness. She is waiting for tomorrow…. We tell her to call “Him” at 12 in the night to be the first one to wish “him”. Her eyes light up even more! She candidly admits she never thought of this…. We tell her to bunk office the next day and spend the whole day with “Him” but no, the same problem… kisi ne dekhliya tho?

She comes to office on the next day, oops.. The DAY .. so beautifully dressed – big earrings, bangles, a bright yellow salwar kameez and high heels – the guys just cant help staring!

She tells me in an excited tone that she is planning to meet him in the evening and is all so excited!!

In the evening, she leaves for her big moment of the day and after a short while, I get a message with a smiley saying she met him and wished Him, gave the gift and went home with her brother!

Worse than 2 minutes noodles! (I would take more time cooking that too…)

To think those 2 minutes would bring a person so much joy and happiness!!!

Ah! The small things in life indeed brings us so much pleasure and joy! :-)
The word “tragedy” brings to mind at once disastrous and horrific images of a calamity or some cataclysmic event.

Yet, when I came across this quote in my google homepage, it struck me as nothing but profound!!!!

One could not have captured the `tragic' feeling in a more poignant way!

“The actual tragedies of life bear no relation to one's preconceived ideas. In the event, one is always bewildered by their simplicity, their grandeur of design, and by that element of the bizzare which seems inherent in them”. Jean Cocteau

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

I often wonder where life's meanderings would take me... reminds me of the song "Anywhere is" (Enya) I used to listen to and ponder over while in college. And I still do. Its one song I love listening to again and again and everytime I listen to it, I get a whole meaning, perspective which was not apparent before......

"I walk the maze of moments
But everywhere I turn to
Begins a new beginning
But never finds a finish
I walk to the horizon
And there I find another
It all seems so surprising
And then I find that I know"

if this is n't enough, here goes the last part:

"To leave the thread of all time
And let it make a dark line
In hopes that I can still find
The way back to the moment
I took the turn and turned to
Begin a new beginning
Still looking for the answer
I cannot find the finish
Its either this or that way
Its one way or the other
It should be one direction
It could be on reflection
The turn I have just taken
The turn that I was making
I might be just beginning
I might be near the end."

The singer's voice adds to the overall mystic quality present throughout!