Monday, September 27, 2010

National Pride Kicking in.....YoU Will shine!

The world is talking about our sorry state of affairs. I know it makes you sad. We havent been responsible. We keep fighting within ourselves.We refuse to love, we refuse to believe, we refuse to grow. You're portrayed as filthy and unkempt in every ball of global representation. I know it hurts you as much as it hurts me.
Yes! The corruption angers me.The media disappoints me.The politics saddens me. But when its time for you to make an entry into the world stage,I want you to look your best! Its like that beauty pageant where models from every nation display the brightest side of their personality.
Why are you displayed as a poor damsel in distress all the time? I'm a part of you and know you're strong. You've sustained thousands of terror attacks and riots.Your undying spirit runs through us! I agree we have our share of drawbacks that need to be sorted. But who doesn't?Public diatribes over our inadequacies and inefficiency when we need to overcome disgrace is ridiculous.
Our misery and filth has been received with open arms by the world outside, they love to see you in shambles, and a part of us has become addicted to publicity,any kind of publicity, even if it makes you look like a freak show.
We are sending Peepli Live for Oscars. A movie that only shows the hollowness of our system.This movie will be the face of India!I know somewhere within you're crumbling when we choose to click your ugliest pictures and send them for awards because the judges love watching these ugly pictures.We are still debating all over the news channels over how big a failure CWG would be.We are sharing jokes over anticipated disasters. Some of us are ashamed and some are angry.Is this the time to play blame games?It breaks my heart everyday when these ideas reach me.
But a few wonderfully spirited people help me gather myself again,these people love the side of you thats dazzling,these people are striving to show your beauty. These people inspire me to hope for the best.

You are strong.You are spirited.You are beautiful.

I believe its national pride kicking in! YoU will shine!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

That MAn......




I try writing about you and cant find words to describe any of what I feel. Every time I want to thank you for giving me this wonderful life, a life with added colors to the sketches in my dreams,I fall short of words.This relationship is larger than life and no words can express this love. From times we celebrated to those when you held us together in turmoil,I watched in proud silence wishing I could be like you one day.

This piece is not for you.This is for That Man who gives me strength and shelter,for That Man who compromises on his comfort to give me luxury, for That Man who's happiness lies in my happiness!I used to read these fancy lines in books about selfless and unconditional love,That Man gave meaning to all of it.

I'm not sure if every daughter in this world feels the same about her father but we are fortunate to have That man in ours.....:)

Cant thank god enough for That Man.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Is it just me or do you feel the same sometimes?

I am feeling drained,so lost and tired,is it just me or do you feel the same way sometimes??

Everything is perfect and things can only get better, yet theres an emptiness that creeps in from nowhere.Is it just me or do you feel the same way sometimes?

A quiver full of piercing thoughts enter my head and clout my mind, is it just me or do you feel the same way sometimes?

I want god to answer all those questions that are unanswered and ironically unknown, is it just me or do you feel the same way sometimes?

I have all the answers staring at me and yet cant understand anything clearly, is it just me or do you feel the same sometimes?

I feel the way I wanted to feel and yet feel afraid of what I feel,is it just me or do you feel the same way sometimes?

I feel myself being hurled into new territories and am afraid of what lies ahead,is it just me or do you feel the same way sometimes?

I want to be me and yet feel like a stranger to myself,is it just me or do you feel the same way sometimes?

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

In the Middle of Glitter and LightS....

In the middle of all the glitter and lights,
I walk through with awe inspired wonder,
In the middle of all the glitter and lights,
I try hearing my voice within the thunder.
In the middle of all the glitter and lights,
A part of me wants to completely surrender,
In the middle of all the glitter and lights,
I see revival out of past plunder,
In the middle of all the glitter and lights,
I see solutions even out of blunders,
In the middle of all the glitter and lights,
I discover the need to love myself tender.......

Sunday, September 12, 2010

You are a part of me and I am a part of you.....

Your vastness and infinity,
Your gaze from above,
Your mysterious signs,
Your different colors,
Your magnetic pull,
You are a part of me and I am a part of you.

Your vastness and infinity,
Your serenity in stillness,
Your rage in storm,
Your seduction in waves,
At the edge I sit and stare across,
You are a part of me and I am a part of you.

When you both meet at a distance,
The sight inspires persistence,
Raises and quitens myriad questions,
I wish I could lose myself in vast blue,
You are a part of me and I am a part of you.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

InDia...All its colors,Richness and Beauty!

Buildings all around,loud music echoing across the area, a gang of enthusiastic men and children dancing in euphoria,women throwing water from the floors above, a rope across two buildings and a beautifully decorated pot in the middle of air. A delectable bait waiting to be struck!

Mumbai at its best!! These are times when an Indian at heart would say "feel aa gai yaar!"

Today as me and my roommate watched this happy bunch of people celebrating Janmaashtami with such zeal and energy, we couldnt help but feel the vibrations! Such joy! These people we didnt know, people we'd never met, people we were only watching from a distance;these people made our evening wonderful. I found myself falling in love with festivals again. I found myself falling in love with those times again when people of all age groups got together and danced away to glory not caring of anything but their idol. The lights,the decoration,the music,the people,the prayers,the chants,truly incredible!

This wonderful country, its rich culture and vibrant customs!! The people here....theres diversity in languages but they sound like me, there's diversity in appearances but they look like me, theres diversity in festivals but they believe like me.

If theres a place called home, then its here. If theres a place where I feel free, then its here.If theres a place where strangers are "bhaiya" and "Didi", then its here. A place where I feel me,then its here.

Reminds me of those beautiful lines by Javed Akhtar,

"Woh kehte hain woh mujh jaise nahin,

Phir mujh jaise kyun yeh lagte hain"

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Death KisseD By LovE

A woman whose kiss is the taste of death,
A woman whose kiss leads people to the gateway of death,
What if that woman kisses a man she falls in love with?

She kissed him,the kiss that took his last breathe away,he got the taste of death and she got a taste of something that diluted her identity. She was death,wasnt she? Then why did she want to live suddenly? She sucked feelings out of the body,didnt she? Then why did she want feel suddenly?

The turmoil she was going through couldnt be defined. She tried to break free but she couldnt,the more she tried the worse it got. Was it love?The most powerful emotion in the universe. An emotion that can never be matched upto, an emotion that defines life. She was touched by something that defined life.But life? Death touched by life?

What would happen to this woman...........

What would happen..

If death is kissed by loVe........