Monday, December 27, 2010

Dedicated to my bed

Those are the moments

When I see horns on her head

With blood shot eyes all going red

The stickiness is much to feel

Feels like an envelope to seal

Thousand visions under one

I curse the yellow ball, they call Sun

With each tick tock, they fade away

Remember the holidays of summer in May

When 8, 9, 10, 11 were all the same

Getting up early, was a forgotten game

I feel the pull of my bed much tighter

Ignoring her words ‘the day is brighter’

I wonder when she was a kid

Letting me sleep, she never did

Bargaining for time 30, 20,10,5

From the pool of sleep, out I dive

Sad face and Sadder body

It’s time again, to get ready.

Promising of returning again, to my dearest bed

There is much more to this trauma then I just said.

Old days Part 2

Yes and as I promised this is the part of my list where I remember my old days, really nostalgic.

(PS: please do not copy these images , and if you do please post a link to my blog for reference , this has happened before so I wanted to give a note this time :) )

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Old days- A must see

Just thought of collecting old memories and hence this. I don't have words to write further.

For my silent friends

“Speaking with me were the eyes

The corners of which were dry

Nobody had listened to their cries

Mother Lion killed and the baby just sighs

Today the King of the jungle, the heir to the throne

Walks in the cage, silent and so alone”

- Written, while coming back from the Hyderabad Zoological Park

For years I have not taken a unique and an achievable New Year’s resolution. A New Year’s resolution has always meant serious business to me and something that requires maturity. This time around I have decided to take an oath about something different, something I love, something which is fun and something which is worth spending my time on. I love animals and have always loved spending time with them! It may sound a little unusual, but this year my New Year’s resolution is to visit a zoological park or a sanctuary to photograph the wildlife and popularize the issue of cruelty with pets and illegal hunting and trade of wild animals through my articles. I have zeroed upon this resolution because recently I came across an article published in National Geographic that revealed a broader picture of the atrocities being committed on our speechless friends. It’s time I give back to the old dog I once had, to the parrot that called out my name, and the animals I had enjoyed seeing in the zoo as a child. I am committed to give my best, plan to make it a measurable task and do exactly as I plan :) ..

Monday, December 20, 2010

Oops I did it again with Black!!

When I was 5, I fell in love, completely, head over heels with myself. This is one of the incidences which made me doubt my sanity and lose my love for me a little.

I like to dress well and over the years I have from the comments and feedback realized that I do dress well. But that’s neither here nor there because one’s habits and one’s rabbits are not always on the same side. It’s very important for a single, good looking (every girl I believe is born good looking, smart and not so intelligent but we develop the later over time the former never leaving us) and well-educated girl to spend 20% of her monthly income on shopping for her Company’s Annual Year End party, in fact it’s essential for her to check out at least 10 brands and shops before settling on the dress.

So keeping in lieu all the above and many more La Femme points I prepared for days for our Annual party in 2008. I had kept in mind everything before settling on what to wear, what else to wear and what not to wear but it was not my day after all(I think I can’t say anything else now having gone through the whole incident again and again in my head and Baah I don’t feel sad).

I checked in mirror twice, my beautician had done a good job with my hair (all red looking bled), my dress was fine and infectious (I like it that way J ) and I was looking good with minimum accessories and maximum tattoos. Now coming to tattoos, I like having temporary tattoos majorly in black and silver. Today I decided to do something different, I had bought or actually being smashed by a sales girl with a water proof XXX brand hi fi eye liner which had qualities like it contained some gelatinous substance that was supposedly non sticky to eyes and it had I think some geographical advantages that it moved only in one stroke or something like that and that it had visible dark double toned color (What does that actually mean!!!). As this liner was worth Rs. 1000 and in addition the pain it had caused to a shopper’s heart on being bought made me use it as a tattoo ink. I designed a very lovely flower chain, with small petals on the left side of right knee; to beautify the tattoo further I added shine to the flowers. After I was done, with a confident smile and no second thoughts I jumped into the car and was off to the venue in no time.

As is the habit of every girl to check herself in mirror just before entering the venue, I did too. Satisfied, and not noting that the mirror wasn’t a full length one. I entered the hall and in no more than 15 minutes the party was in full swing, eating and roaming and chirping here and there I went to washroom again after an hour or so to touch up things. I was met with a rather ‘Is it fashion for you youngsters’ stare by an elderly female. I was taken aback, nothing I had done could cause such a bland stare, I thought, but then remembering my Mom’s comments I started checking my bag to get a comb. Stare no. 2 from a kid half my height, she said to her mom ‘ Baba baba black sheep’ and pointed at me. I was so annoyed; in fact I was taken aback again. I was confused was it black or was it sheep that I was being called because in my most sensible senses I did not resemble any. Then I met a friend who had coincidentally chosen the same time to brush her hair(I love her for that now).To my pain, to my agony, to my dismay and to my surprise my super XXX brand liner tattoo had turned into a big black infinite looking leg that belonged to me. People thought it was fashion and nobody told me till the time I had made a complete fool of myself. I was confused whether to clean it or let it be, as people may notice the missing patch and then understand the story behind it. I ended up going home after 10 minutes of knowing this fact and missing most of the wonderful party.

When I remember that day, some lines come to my mind:

“The girl who sold to me

The black liner

Tarnished my knee

Looking utmost finer

Meant it was to be

A waterproof one

*Buy before see*-

Sorry I am done”

From year's of experience or bad experience, a list of bad fashion points that are avoidable :

:( Do not wear all white in a dark party, you end up becoming the meeting point in the big party hall for all couples and lost children " Beta woh White wale uncle ke pass milna.. khane ke baad" !!

:( 70s is in right now, but people in the reach for looking totally 70teish go back all the more into 30s or 40s and end up wearing clothes of their Mom and Dad.Avoid that!!

:( Blue eyes, green lipstick, pink cheeks and creme chin ?? People would prefer seeing rainbow.

Stay yourself and stay glamy.

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Friday, December 17, 2010

For my mother

I learned to stand today

Ma I rushed to you

I learned to write today

Ma I wrote your name

I learned to say ‘I love you ‘today

Ma I said it to you

I got my first, first rank today

Ma it’s all because of you

I had my first fight today

Ma I complained to you

I went away to college that day

Ma I am so missing you

You did not pick up my phone today

Ma I am thinking of you

I liked a guy for the first time today

Ma I so wish to talk to you

I have learnt not to trust today

Ma I remember your words

It’s my first job interview today

Ma thanks for the luck charm

I got the Best Employee Award today

Ma this one is for you

I am getting married today

Ma I am scared, where are you.

I am holding the chubbiest baby girl

Ma, she looks exactly like you.

It feels I am more a part of you then any other day

Ma, I am your daughter just like you.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Akshaya Patra - A bucket full of food

Staring were the eyes

Of a hungry child

They needed something

More than anything

The need for food is greater than sleep

Empty stomach the body always weeps

The Apple I was to eat

No longer was sweet

There is no caring

Better than sharing

All to eat, all to live is the God’s creation

Leading this way is the Akshaya Patra Foundation.

There was a night when I had to sleep empty stomach, because my mother wasn’t home and I was too lazy to cook anything having had a late lunch. It’s funny the feeling and sounds that come out from your tummy when there is a lack of essentials and more of secretions. But it isn’t amusing for everyone. India is a hugely populated country and in a country of many there is always a dearth for the basic, the basic being food. For so many children eating a full meal twice a day is not an everyday matter of fact thing but happens only on special days. There are those of us who eat and waste and also those of us whose pets eat and waste, and then there are more of us who can benefit from the some of us who have what it makes to bring a smile to a hungry child.

There is no better way to help a child than granting education to a healthy stomach and a healthy brain, so that he does not worry about earning his food while studying.

Akshaya Patra is doing that one step in this field; in Sanskrit it means an inexhaustible vessel. Let’s make it big enough so that all children only stop eating when the stomach is full and the heart content.

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