Tuesday, August 19, 2008

The Bucket List

Ok, this is something new which i am doing (read, asked to do) from a friend of mine who also is an avid blogger. Its Dhanya - Do check her blog as well. This process is called "Tagging". Please dont ask me anything more on this word, spent half an hour on phone with her & didnt understand "JACK"!! She has "tagged" (asked) me on a topic of "The Bucket List" - more in terms of things you would like to do before you do. Watch the movie on the same name, starring Morgan Freeman & Jack Nicholson. Gud movie, a must watch!

Back to topic:
When i started to blog, in those early days, i had published an entry on "100 things to do before i die". This was way back guys, May 2006. So few of the entries are a little weird & crazy & def out-of-the-box (if you know me). I aint gonna edit it, for it takes away the flavor of "me"...


Use the link above to check out the entry. Hope you enjoy it & write your own!
& hey this is MY BUCKET LIST!!!

Monday, August 18, 2008


Today morning, on the way to office, saw this on a (rear) number plate on a Bullet!!


Way to go!!!!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

A tear rolls down

A Last minute jump into the auto
Getting to the Railway Station at peak hour
5 mins for departure
Bargaining for 10 rupee

Look for the General Enquiry
3rd platform
Curse the luggage I am carrying
Flight of stairs – 2 levels
I haven’t been exercising

B2-coach is at the other end
Entire world seems to be conspiring
Against me – Heavy traffic on platform
After what seems to be a mile-walk
I reach B2

I find my seat
Settle down – window seat
Got out for a minute

An old couple already seated
No one came in to say goodbye
2 ladies looking sad
A pregnant lady saying bye to her in-laws
Has her brother next to her

A tear rolls down her cheek
Father-in-law holds her hand
Asks her to take care
Promises to meet her soon
Mother-in-law stands behind him
Looking away

We hear a loud horn
The red turns into green
She waves good bye
The train starts to roll

I settle in
A sudden opening of the door
In comes in a young man
In sweat
I bet he ran in
2 bags on his shoulder &
A folder in his hand

Looks up to the roof
To check if AC is working
Blows air into his shirt
As if it’s going to help
Checks with me if the seat in front of me is empty
I shake my head to concur

Dumps his bag in style
Places the folder on seat
In one swift move
Sits down – his laptop bag on his lap

There is some air about him
Checks the roof again
The AC is more than functioning
Pulls out his VIAO
Hums a song

Our eyes meet
He smiles I don’t
The hum gets louder

2 feet away from me
I don’t like the hum
Checks if I am going to Bangalore
I confirm

Pulls out his swanky mobile
Makes a call
The pregnant lady looks at him
Tries to hook on to the net

As I pull my lappie out
He asks if I am a “techie”
I tell him no.
I tell him where I work
Too many questions

He works with a MNC
A big FMCG co
He looks after the “south of Andhra”
Just out of the “B-School”, he says
Been couple of months

I now realize why the air
Makes a call
An army jawan in the next seat
Gives a peek into his lappie
Our tickets get checked

A chai vendor passes by
So does a samosa & a cutlet guy
They smell great
But don’t look appealing

I ordered a rice dish for dinner
Picked up a never-heard-off-brand water
It says ISI

Our “B-school-pass-out”
Looks tired
Sleeps while seated

I had caught a nap
So was wide awake
Didn’t do much
Apart from looking out the window

Very average food on board
Prayed to GOD
While I drank the water

I slept like a log
In an attention stance
I fitted in like a T on the berth

When I got up
Our “B-school-pass-out”
Was not to be seen
Should have got out in between
The jawan got out at Cantonment
The two ladies still looked sad

The train came to a stop
The pregnant lady walked out
Looking for someone
Her brother carrying the bags

Her eyes lighted up
Cracked a smile
She hugged her mother
Father patted her back
There was happyness in the air

A train journey it is
Makes you cry
When you getting in
& when you getting out

Friday, August 08, 2008

Special Day!!

Was reading the papers today & they say that today is a special day & comes once in a Millennium. Today’s date being 8th of August 2008. When written in numerical, looks cool to me. Either “08 08 08” or “8 8 08”

08 08 08

Either ways if it’s a reason to celebrate, why not?

Thursday, August 07, 2008

My Friend

A few days ago, I lost a dear friend of mine. I should be saying, “We lost ……” rather than “I….”.
We lost him to greed, lost him to self – control, lost him to ………… life!
There is a void now.

Always a Friend – Ray Charles

You are always a friend

Someone I can talk to
Always a friend
Someone I can always turn to
Time and again
When it seems as if my whole world is caving in

You are always a friend
Someone I can believe in
Always a friend
Someone I’ve been needing so
Since I don’t know when
A shoulder I can lean on every now and then

We’ve been friends from the beginning
I love the way you always smile at me
Oh can’t you see I'm willing
Now my only wish is that someday I will be

Always a friend
Someone who’ll always love you
Always a friend
Someone who’ll be worthy of you
Right from the start
You and me together
The two of us forever
To see in you the love I wish you’d see in me
Babe, let it be always your friend
Let me be always your friend

This is an ode to him!
May his soul keep smiling always as he was!
May you rest in peace, My Friend!