Wednesday, December 24, 2008

You will be missed

I am sad; I had been following Lalita's blog for a while now and just realized she had passed away. I couldn't figure out when, but it's of little consequence. Those who are thinking 'what's the big deal' haven't been here. LM, you will be missed. Your readers adored you, and are missing you.

LM, I know you never subscribed to the 'yeh dil maange more' philosophy, but I feel sad and deprived. Deprived of not having shared even an opinion on your blog, of not picking your brains even once, of not having tried either.

You went beyond the horizon, and it's not an irony that my feelings are best summarized in the same poem of yours; I can't resist quoting it here.

And so
We went on dreaming,
When truth stood stark before our eyes
We said this is not the truth we seek,
This is not the light we want.

And so
We never spoke
Letting things lie
Each of us commanding
Willing things to die.

This is not what I wanted but I realize I have little control. I am just sad, annoyed and angry at the cruel world we live in.

You are the one who made me look at trees and birds from a different perspective. I can't even figure what all I picked up just reading you.

Adios lady, from someone who will be fan, always. May you rest in peace.

Friday, November 21, 2008

On the right side

For once, I find myself on the same side as Javed Miandad.
It's time for BCCI to shrug off its monopolistic tendencies.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Railways to nominate OG as a World Heritage site

It's a proud day for all Oak Grovians - Indian Railways have decided to nominate Oak Grove as a World Heritage Site to UNESCO.

More here.

Friday, September 12, 2008


कभी ख़ुद से इतनी दुश्मनी कर मेरे दोस्त, कि तेरी रूह भी तुझसे ये पूछे
कि तू इतना ज़ालिम क्यूँ है?

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Lost maps

The Indian government, apparently has lost the original maps of Nagaland. More here

Well, IMHO, it may not be that bad a thing. Think of it, if all maps of the world, counties, states, cities were to be lost, burnt, shred and deleted (from electronic media). It wouldn't be that bad a thing. I can foresee an end to a lot of fight over petty regional and border issues. What's your take?

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Origins of Cricket

I always thought the Brits introduced this game to the world, but this is a little over the top for me even as a die-hard fan of the game.

May be The Vatican will send a team to the next ICC event!