January 28, 2010

that someone!!

someone to help you ease the pain...
someone who understands you best...
someone who has the answer to questions all...
someone who sides you in every test...

someone who knows exactly the problem...
someone who can help solutions find...
someone who needs never a thanks or sorry...
someone you can vouch to neither expect nor mind...

someone who cries when you are sad...
someone who can see through your smile...
with you who stays at every step...
who helps you cross your every mile...

someone who is your only strength...
your only support, your only friend...
when the whole world turns its back on you,
you know on that someone you can depend....

the one who understands your every thought,
who helps you gather courage when life is blue...
and if you still cant guess who this blessed soul is,
search within yourself..that someone is YOU!!

January 27, 2010

on reactivating a closed account...

dont you wish life was like 'facebook'

you leave...and when you come back, nothings changed..nothings lost..and everything is just the same as you'd left it.
you go back, tap lightly on the 'reactivate' option and POOOOOFFFF!! its all right there where you'd left it--everything from your friend list, your messages, your scribbles, backlog and even farmville--all intact!

damn! why cant life be like 'facebook'?? :(

*goes in sulk mode*
*sulk mode ends abruptly, interrupted by a second thought*


maybe just maybe, life is better off just the way it is...without second chances!

January 26, 2010

proud to be indian


January 24, 2010

indurated souls

when you are hit by a tempest of emotions...
when you are lost in an endless test...
when you feel pain piercing right through...
when your struggle bears no sign of rest...
all that is left is an indurated soul!!

when you know you cannot face the storm coming...
when you know its a point of no return...
when you know nothing can make a difference...
when futility is the lesson you are destined to learn...
all that is left is an indurated soul!!

when you want to scream and yet you cannot...
when holding on seems too hopeless a chance...
when you are surrounded by nothing but defeat in all..
when life throws at you a mocking glance...
all that is left is an indurated soul!!

and yet indurated souls could fight a war,
with no feeling of happiness or despair...
and yet they could live a life sublime,
with no pride or shame or concern or care...
because they have been hardened way too much,
because they have withheld the strongest test,
because they have suffered the times of worst,
and they have given up their very best...

but when the world says you can,
and still you wont,
thats when you know you are left,
with an indurated soul!!

PROMPT(98): "indurated" by 'onesingleimpression'

January 19, 2010

dessert unforgettable

19th jan 2010
another kitchen record broken----"vanilla-cream-pudding-disastero!"
tadaaaaaaaaa!!!!!! *drum rolls in the background*

ok fine!! it was just supposed to be "vanilla-cream pudding" but i added the 'disastero' to it..and its pretty self explanatory why.

After freezing it stone hard in a futile attempt to increase palatability, it still tastes like...umm..er..GELUSIL!!??!!

welcome to pri's world! :(

January 18, 2010

locked out!!

i wait outside that door so strong,
with invisible chains it seems to be bound....
no cracks, no holes no narrow crevices,
so that not even peep i can around...
and as i wait in vain i cry,
only to realise you've locked me out!

i ask the flying birds if they see you ,
i ask if still like before, you smile...
i ask the light beam which greets you every morning,
i ask them all if you are fine...
i strain my ear to hear a whisper,
of a voice i hold so dear,
but all in vain, i hear nothing,
you have locked me out, i fear!

i yearned to speak to u sometimes,
its a chance i always had...
then i thought i'd wait until tomorrow,
and silent tears in the night i shed....
but now that tomorrow into today has turned,
i know my voice can never reach you...
i call out hoping it'd clear my doubt...
no answer, you have locked me out!

the sunshine which greets you every morning,
the birds which perch on your window sill...
the whisper i used to strain to listen,
has dissapeared in the night so still....
laughing faces now seem to mock me,
they say the wind will freeze me cold....
and the iron door i wished to open,
has opened and closed on me once more....
the window creaks you've sealed and plastered,
so you wont have to hear me shout...
the faith in me is slowly sinking,
now that i know you've locked me out!!
now that i know you've locked me out!!

January 17, 2010

"Look at me now, will I ever learn?
I don't know how but I suddenly lose control
Just one look and I can hear a bell ring
One more look and I forget everything, w-o-o-o-oh

Mamma mia, here I go again
My my, how can I resist you?
Mamma mia, does it show again?
My my, just how much I've missed you!!!!!!"

its true---a girl can never forget her first love!!

CHOCOLATE is the Answer, Who cares what the Question is?

January 12, 2010

two hearts

one rainy day, in a land afar,
two weary hearts did pass...
different from each other, or so they seemed,
one of stone and the other of glass!

curious each others life to know,
started they, a cordial debate...
presenting an interpretation of their own,
each mocking the others fate!

"like plastic flowers can never wilt,
for they have never bloomed...
you hearts of stone, can never love,
the relationship as good as doomed!"

"like glass houses cannot stand for long,
one blow and crumble they...
you hearts of glass, can shatter too,
a price you have to pay!!"

each, a different truth believed,
a valid point each made..
one wanted to fall in 'love'
the other was too afraid!

"we are happiest when not in love
free birds should fly alone...
its better never to love at all,
thats why we are made of stone!"

"rainbow dreams and happy endings?"
the glass heart started to glow...
"what it is to have loved in life,
that you would never know!"

"i couldn't care less about it all"
the stone heart declared...
"i would rather live and die for love"
quipped the heart which truly cared!

thus every time they would debate,
and time would seem to fly...
too engrossed, they failed to see,
'cupid' often pass them by!

but soon enough, took notice they,
and inevitable was the end...
coz hearts of stone can never love,
just as glass can never bend!

and another day in that far off land,
like the one when it had rained...
two hearts went their separate ways,
yet in each, a void remained!!

writers note: Phew!! i guess love is too complex an emotion--neither to be understood by hearts of stone nor by ones of glass, the former being too resistant to the fragility of the emotion and the latter being too vulnerable to it...

January 09, 2010

on introspection...

...it is only when you throw away the jigsaw, that you find the missing piece.

January 08, 2010

old is gold!!

i was speechless for a whole two minutes on seeing these in my mailbox.......its been ages!
the roses have wilted but their scent still lingers in my mind....
do u remember?? :)

January 07, 2010

an opinion--then and now...

I was going through my old posts today when i came across this which i had blogged down way back in october 2008.
On reading the post and the comments on it, i couldn't help but smile.
Almost everyone who commented agreed that life definitely turns beautiful when two people with juxtaposed realities and different attitudes meet because they, as we all normally believe, complete each other..have something to learn from each other and can only improve and better each other.
In retrospect i was so hell bent then, that life can only turn beautiful if two such people get to know each other and become a part of each others life.

Today in 2010, i am quite certain that i no longer believe the same to be always true.

somewhere along the way, i learned that sometimes juxtaposed realities and opposite perspectives can also spell 'incompatibility' and more often than beautiful, a life 'impossible'!!

January 05, 2010

little too harsh a reality

It is indeed shocking how the future of our country is resorting to such desperate measures to handle a little dissapointment..
11 year old neha sawant commited suicide by hanging herself from her bedroom ceiling with a dupatta just because her parents refused to let her participate in some reality show.
The extremely talented girl had participated in a popular dance show "boogie woogie" 2 years back and was an amazing student at the dance academy.
reports state that she had wanted to pursue dancing as a career and when her parents suggested that she should stop her dance classes and concentrate on her studies instead, she could not handle the stress and hence resorted to ending her life!

Isn't it surprising how kids at such a tender age have become so career oriented that they are ready to bet their whole life on it.
Is it fair on their childhood? or rather does the term 'childhood' even exist??
In my opinion all we see now are 'kid adults'!!

Just a coupla days back, my friends 5 yr old niece declared that she liked this particular boy--a 6 yr old..Highly amused, we kidded about getting them married, when she left us open mouthed by smiling coyly and saying that she wants to get engaged first and know him well enough..
whoaa!! that was a real shocker for us oldies..

The next one hour was spent in nostalgia on how innocent we were in our days of yore..how we would screech "i am never going to get married" and run away huffing and puffing with anger at the thought of ever having to leave home and all our toys behind (yea! that was all marriage meant to us at that age) while the elders used to laugh away at our innocence.
"reality TV", "talent shows", "career choices", "marriage" were all complicated words back then some of which we hadn't even heard of.
Nobody told us that our crooning could be given a platform and maybe just maybe we could take it up as a career later in life..
Nobody told us that the dancing and singing like banshees during festivals and other celebrations could be pursued further by entering ourselves in some talent show for kids..

But then that's when we were happiest werent we?
the carefree dancing, the free spirited attitude, the swaying our bodies to the sound of music and yelling and screaming along with the songs played, the fun of antakshari, the playing with dolls, the competition of who could scream the loudest, the innocence of it all......and how proud we'd be of our achievement if some uncle or aunty bribed us with a chocolate to stop creating the havoc.
but nowadays, we gotta be careful lest the kid gets offended and suffers a nervous breakdown if someone tells him to stop and hence curbs his talent..sigh!

At a tender age like hers, when kids should not be exposed to words like suicide, leave alone methods to commit it, neha sawant has opened up a whole new set of questions to which we find ourselves inadequately equipped with effective answers/

should reality tv and talent shows be banned?
IMO, they shouldn't be banned but the people judging such shows should go a bit slow on their razor edged comments which are enough to trample an adults ego at times, leave alone a child's..
Also parents of the participants should inculcate in their children a good sport spirit and not act like its the end of the world if their child isn't selected--be it in the preliminary round or the finals..
The talent show should be considered a platform for enjoying your talent not selling it.
At the same time, i strongly feel that children or even adult participants for that matter should not be allowed to put a lot in life at stake and enter these shows.

i have seen so many people auditioning for these shows by missing their term at school or college..In fact in one popular show called 'roadies' almost 90% of the entrants leave aside everything they are doing in life to get into the show.
Now this is really cool if you have your degree in hand, are in desperate need of a break from work and have a craving to pursue your dream to become a 'roadie' or whatever the show requires..
but it just doesn't make sense when you miss out your term, skip your exams, resign from your job, fight and break ties with close kin and well wishers (who obviously feel that its a useless show), free yourself from the responsibility of the sole breadwinner of your family just in the hope of winning that big bag of prize money and the title of a survivor for being able to take all that gaali-galosh from some dimwits who anchor such shows mainly to vent out their pent up frustration in life!

what about parents? do u think they are to blame?
well like i said earlier, i think its the parents who should be taken for a psychological testing more than the kids. to see if they will be able to handle the stress of their kids not winning in the end.
Also parents should not be given a chance to speak or maybe even attend the shows (they can watch their kids on TV).
i know this sounds like a pretty harsh measure but one can only agree with this after seeing the parents burst into tears when their kid scores a point less than the other.then there are those who think its ther duty to question judgement when it comes to their kids alone.and ofcourse not to mention those who amidst tears speak about their financial instability which they hope to stabilise when their kids win..
I mean hell!! do u think your kid will be able to perform with so much of tension looming over them?
and more importantly would they be able to live it down after knowing that they have smashed your expectations in case they dont win?
In my opinion, parents play a very important role in shaping the kids character.Dont let your kids lose out on their childhood--it comes only once and they deserve that much!

and the kids..wht about them?
they share an equal responsibility too..they should understand that there are thousands of children out there who are not half as priviledged as them..they should respect their parents and understand that they would always want what is best for them.
As for their dreams, im not saying they should let them go..ofcourse they should pursue them.But what is important is learning to strike a balance--right from a tender age.One can follow their dreams at any age and its never too late for that..
Life is very precious..and it will keep putting you through a lot of trials.
the key is never throw away your dream..but do not chase it to such an extent that it keeps eluding you till you find yourself alone with nowhere else to go.
Nurture it...cherish it and hang on to it...live for it..and live with it!!
"Khud hi ko kar buland itna ke har taqdeer se pehle. Khuda bande se khud pooche bata teri raza kya hain"

and always keep in mind that parents are sure to be convinced once they realise how sensible you are to make your own decisions.
remember whatever they do, however strict they may seem, they are just trying to help you get a good life.

As in the case of neha sawant, the media is blaming talent shows and reality TV for this episode..the anchors of the talent shows are blaming the parents..and the poor parents are pretty clueless why their 11 year old daughter took sucha drastic step.
Whether it is the pressure of academics or the fear of refusal to pursue her dream career from her parents or some other deep seated reason which triggered off sucha horrible response, nobody can say for sure.

Everybody concerned is defending their bit of action..The govt is prmising its bit of action against it as well..but like always the news is bound to sizzle down with time..
All we can hope is such horrendous episodes are not repeated in the future and that the youth of today realises that 'talent shows' and 'reality TV' are supposed to promote talent and improve reality not destroy it!

I think there is much much more to life your 5 min share of publicity.
The real drama that you gotta fight and win starts only after those 5 minutes end!!
what say you??

January 02, 2010

and thats the way the new year opens...

whatever happens, happens!! :)