Thursday, December 14, 2006

Killer tendencies

At work, when clients are rude, I want to kill them.

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Uh huh?

"My brother was dating this girl..She was weird man!"

"Weird? Why?I mean,weird in what way?"

"Oh..she used to cry and all if he hung up the phone on her..even if he was expecting any other important calls, she would insist that he talk to her and not take any other call... he just wasn't allowed to hang up!

"Ha ha... She might as well have strangled him! Would be the same thing!"

"How? Then how would he call her ?"

"Exactly ..... Solves her problem right? That way he would never hang up on her!"

Wednesday, September 27, 2006


right now
on fire


Friday, September 15, 2006

ho hum hummm...yawnnn

Ho hum humm...
woke up at seven (that ..when done on a saturday morning, can amount to crime!)

dragged myself to office...

to do what? attend another of those blah sessions.

ho hummm hummm..

why am I made to do this?

Monday, September 11, 2006

The key

The only sensible thing that this prof we had in coll ever said in the whole semester (about 20 lectures) was not related to the course work at all !

And when I think about it, lying down in silence, eyes closed, it seems like the key to all the happiness and peace I can ever find.

" The only thing that matters is knowing when to switch on and switch off"

Saturday, September 02, 2006

Parallel Universes

Monday morning!
She moves out of the door. Looks at the Sky and smiles to herself thinking it’s beautiful. Grey swirls in the sky promise another day of cooling rains.
She switches on the fm radio, plugs it into her ears and walks to the bus stop. She loves that five minute walk. It’s her time to herself.
The train is crowded today as usual. She can feel the enthusiasm in the air, see it on people’s faces. It’s a new day. Another bright morning.
The train starts. She stands at the door. Soaks in the stray drops from the sky. Feels the wind in her hair. Pulls the band from them and leaves them open to fly in the breeze.
Suddenly the sun peeks out from behind the clouds and she catches a few warm sunrays after so long. They feel so familiar. So desirable. She misses them in the monsoon.
The train stops at Churchgate station. She steps down from the train and heads for the coffee stall. She loves the aroma of the coffee in the morning. It isn’t exactly great coffee, but just the thought of fresh hot coffee is enough to make her feel happy.
Coffee cup in hand, she walks out of the station and steps onto the wet street. Looks at the long line of people waiting in the cab line to be taken to Nariman point. Most of them sulking.
She laughs out aloud and in her mind thanks the cabbies for making all those people wait. This has given her the perfect excuse to walk to her office. “Sorry ..I couldn’t do much. There was a long line and no cabs, so I decided to walk to office.”
She takes the marine drive route, walking on the wet cobbled footpath she lazily ruffles her own hair, hums a ditty that’s playing in her mind since the moment she woke up and generally smiles at nothing in particular.
That extra spring in the step, that tiny hint of a smile on her face, that warm glow inside her suggest that she is determined to be happy today.

Just as she crosses the road she bumps into him. "I am so Sorry" she says. And smiles at him. Helps him with his fallen papers...and continues on her early morning jaunt through the city.
As he sees her leave he thinks.."Damn! What a stupid woman!" Women are always stupid.
Specially that type.
Who smile. At strangers. On a Monday morning, who smiles like that?
Everthing seems to be going wrong!
Thank god the babe didnt push him over the sidewalk!He could have been killed!As if walking for so long on the stupid slushy road and the irritating wind spoiling his hair isnt enough.
I mean....what the hell...the damn line for the cab was long! Stupid people of mumbai.Why the hell does everyone work in Nariman point? Coz of them now, he had to walk..getting into a cab would have taken another 20 minutes.
God knows where all the cabbies are?
And before that that hellish station!What a dump! With all the crowds and the stink and the throngs at the stall!How the hell can people drink and eat all that stuff they sell at the railway stalls!yuck!
And the railway ride to work!Oh god!What a disaster! There was no seat available. So he had to stand at the door! What a mess!Stupid rain. Wetting his clothes. Ruining his hair.And when the train is fast, you cant do much about it!
And that damn sun! Why does the morning sunlight have to be so harsh, even if for a minute or two? Randomly shining into his eyes and blinding him. I dont need the sun and I dont need the Clouds and the rain. Why cant there be just the sky?
Specially in the mornings.
What a day!
Moreover because that five minute walk to the bus stop had ruined his trousers. The puddles on the road from the damn rain through the night leaves so much muck on the road and the skies so grey..its depressing!
Monday morning!

Sunday, August 20, 2006


...and the earth becomes my throne
I adapt to the unknown
under wandering stars I've grown
by myself but not alone
I ask no one

...and my ties are severed clean,
the less I have the more I gain
off this beaten path I reign
rover wanderer nomad vagabond
call me what you will

...but I'll take my time anywhere
I'm free to speak my mind anywhere
and I'll never mind anywhere
anywhere I roam
where I lay my head is home ....................

dedicated to you....:)

My Someone

Manu – My Anchor
From you I learnt to love, to respect and to express

Asmita – My Redemption
From you I learnt that it’s OK to be me, in the exact same way that I am.

Deepak – My sailboat
From you I learnt that there is great happiness in giving a part of yourself to others.

Rinu – My Impossible dream
From you I learnt that Life is not all about me, it’s about other people as well.

Alpina – My Reflection
From you I learnt to stand up firmly for something I believe in and fight for it.

Rohit – My Comfort
From you I learnt the meaning of friendship, Integrity and Devotion.

Kaddu – My Smile
From you I learnt to be OK with the world, to smile for it and to laugh at it.

Vaibhav – My Light
From you I learnt that knowledge is limitless and that the will to learn can help you accomplish anything you want to.

Waggy – My Inspiration
From you I learnt to respect what I have, and be thankful for it.

Manisha – My Ease
From you I learnt that it’s all right to change your mind, its all right to dream and its all right to want something very badly and go after it.

Amrish – My Liberation
From you I learnt that its possible to let go and be at peace in a way I never thought was possible.

Mayuresh – My Un-belief
From you I learnt that love can exist; that people can love with all they have.

Ritesh – My Possibility
From you I learnt to take be positive, to hope, to believe that good things happen.

Animesh – My Memories
From you I learnt that it’s important to keep the child in you alive, years after you have turned into an adult by age.

Vijay – My Opportunity
From you I learnt how important it is to give people a chance.

Aparna – My Dreamworld
From you I learnt that dreamworlds exist and you can actually be happy in them.

Kaustubh – My Calm
From you I learnt to be calm and think before I speak.

Meetu – My Acceptance
From you I learnt to appreciate, to open my mind, to evaluate, to be forthright and to really believe.

Amit – My Brother
From you I learnt be strong through adversity and always believe that the best is yet to come.

Dipesh – My Purity
From you I learnt that unconditional love doesn’t need a reason to be

Nikhil – My Argument
From you I learnt to help, to go beyond myself and step into others’ shoes and to see things through their eyes.