The ‘Mighty’ Pen’s Journey From A Sword To A Swiss Knife

Saturday, April 26, 2008

"Hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy"'s answer to the demolition drive.

Just tumbled on one of the funny books have read in my lifetime..especially sci-fiction..never thought this genre would bring me such joy,this until "The Hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy" happened to me..Wrapped with a random sense of humour that tickles my funny bone for sure..

Can't help but share an incident that completely empathises with the demolition drive, the relocation drive rather, that happens every time a flyover or a metro is added to my lovely city called Delhi..(its bizaare, chaotic, strange,steady,hot,dirty)..but love it irrespective!!!

Here the protaganist's (Arthur) house bears the brunt of a bypass that is being built..The way the author rationalises the futility of building a bypass made me guffaw and snort like a wild pig..He says:

"Bypasses are devices that allow some people to dash from point A topoint B very fast while other people dash from point B to point A veryfast. People living at point C, being a point directly in between, are often given to wonder what's so great about point A that so many peoplefrom point B are so keen to get there and what's so great about point B that so many people from point A are so keen to get there. They oftenwish that people would just once and for all work out where the hell they wanted to be."

Beat the heat my way..GO BALD!

The obsessive person that I am, forever going mad and crazy about something..well am taking this to an all together different level now..something within me is pushing me to go bald..so near to making my way to some saloon, barber, nayi..well in this case does it really matter...no competition of skills happening;)..its like running a bulldozer on an uneven surface to make it nice n smooth..

Whats pushing me to this..nothing..just get these spurts of uneasiness..that push me to get up and change some bit of my world..and once thats done..something else has to change or go(this time its a "GO")

And every year when the Delhi heat gets to me..i lose my nerves and feel that this is the shortcut to Antarctica!..one of my friends has done just that this summer..and he is trying to convince me to do the same.. he adds spice to his life by fueling my weird fantasies..he made me stalk a man too..so you know where we coming from..

So what do I do..will it be a mistake..well there are more chances of it being one than a success..but am sure within a few months will grow it all back..maybe a better bunch..
My mum dreads meeting me every evening ever since she has discovered this new beast that possesses me..she wants to die before she see's me this way..

Oh hell..what do I do..take a plunge or just contemplate and make others to do the same..something will happen soon to my already little left(not to mention just had a cut last week)..you see the early signs to a very unstable "hairy" state of mind
just a small crossover it will be..wow sounds comforting..and convincing..well lets wait and watch..which way does the Persis Khambatta in me take!

Sunday, April 13, 2008

If only blowing off flames could get you freedom..

The other day a drive down to Khan Market with my chaddi pal Joanna got us talking about the blowing off of the Olympic torch..what a coincidence we were dropping her younger sister for athletic practice at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium..no no we two dont move are asses that much..we just exercise our mouths to discuss such incidents and eat..So in the midst of heading to Eatopia to satiate our not so hungry tummies with chicken wings and momos, got us talking..

Was this attempt an exercise in futility is what I wonder..completely emphatise with the sentiments of the people of Tibet who have been fighting for something that is their own..struggling to call their home "home"...accept that it was an act to get attention..to retaliate..but the point here is that the decision makers know enough about the whole scenario...now yes new eyeballs this would fetch..but the masses who don't know about it already am sure will remember it as an act of rebellion and the cause behind it might just fade away...so what is the right or wrong here..no idea...does silence work or random acts of rage?..

Also when Amir Khan decides against banning the run with the torch..he is being anything but rational..a rational brand ambassador for the sponsor's of the Olympic games(read:Coke)..so the moral police here better not raise eyebrows and force him to make statements like "I will run with a prayer for the Tibetans in my heart"..he will run my friends, with a heavy heart and errr pocket!

P.S. Please Mr. Khan ignore the sarcasm here..the colour of money makes us run faster than we can..(there I go again..ignore this too)