September 24, 2007

Chak De India!!!

24th September 2007 - India wins the world championship after 24 years! Call it number game or the spirit of the men in blue led by our true Indian Idol- Mr. Dhoni, the match that shall remain as one of the most glorious victories of the Indian Cricket team in years to come!! Congratulations team India :)

September 20, 2007


I was made for this moment

As the sun rises, I get ready,
put my best (read garish) clothes
and wear jewellery that shines so bright
then stand on the road-side
in a posture that is sure to attract
many a buyer

Many eyes fall on me
I know I'm the best of the lot
A man approaches and asks, "how much?"
The man next to me replies " 501"
"Not a penny more than 250"
The man agrees, takes the money
and hands me over to him

I go to his place
and am treated like some god
I'm placed on a pedestal,
showered with flowers
and offered the best food every day

Soon many people
start talking about me
and line up
just to steal a look

My popularity grows by the day
but this doesn’t last for long…

Soon they ask me to leave
Nonetheless, with the promise
That I come to their place
The next year…

"Ganpati bapa moriya
Agle baras tu jaldi aa"

September 18, 2007

On Writing

"The scariest moment is always just before you start"
Stephen King
Well, Calvin has a different viewpoint...

September 12, 2007

if life were like nails…

if life were like nails…

i would chop off the ends
when they got too ugly
or unmanageable

smoothen its rough edges
and give it a desirable shape

then apply some enamel
which leaves it shining

and gives it strength
to grow again…