Monday, August 06, 2007


Lipstick tagged me!! So here goes - 8 random facts about myself:
1. I have wanted to be tagged for a very long time and often regretted the fact that so few of my friends were part of the blogosphere!!
2. I have very oddly shaped fingers - a person looking at them suddenly could not be blamed for thinking they were the hands of a sick person.
3. I love playing Devil's advocate - it doesn't matter on most issues which side i'm on!
4. Although I loved the book 'To kill a MockingBird' - I couldn't understand why it is considered a novel of such great importance.
5. I absolutely have to have pickle with my curd rice - can't live without it.
6. I used to be scared to sleep in the afternoon as a child because people would do things without me and I would feel left out when i woke up!
7. I have never liked maths and I believe IT has never liked me...
8. I hate that I'm kind of a hypocrite at times, saying one thing and knowing and believing that it was not quite true.

Let me pass the tag:


Monday, July 30, 2007

Better Late than never.. !

Hello people.. !

I'm back...!!!!

Check out this review:

It echoes my feelings about the book almost exactly. And Radhika's thought of quite a few things I hadn't thought to question...

Tuesday, April 10, 2007


Because some plateaus are magical.

Moonlight and Shadows

Did you see those shadows in the moonlight?
They blended and merged...
And then disappeared.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Looking into a distant mirror.

"Into the dream you came

And across the soft carpet of my reverie you walked

With hobnail boots ..."

Quoted from Linda Goodman's Sun Signs

Choices we make....

Every move, every minute, every second...
Is a choice you make.

Don't keep those illusions alive,
Nothing happened on it's own.

A bicycle that's ridden by two,
If destiny rides on one pedal,
Your feet ride the other.

Watch that road you're on.

Why I reach out to you..

We take strange things for granted. My blog for instance. But very few things can take being granted so much in stride and still be there for you within reaching distance. Thank you for being there.

Monday, April 02, 2007

To who i thought i knew

Fool's day was yesterday. You cannot make a fool of me anymore.

To write each day

I cannot promise that i will be here each day
But I will not stay so far away
You knew I would come back today.

Didn't you, Monday?

Tuesday to Monday.

Black is bold

I need to grow up
I need to face facts
I need to be strong
I need to be myself.

I need to be black...
From today...

When you think you know someone... .

People can surprise you...
When you think you know someone..
and it turns out you don't...
but you thought you did.

Remember it hurts.

I thought I knew you.

Thursday, January 18, 2007

You Belong to Me

Spooky?? Haunting?? Or just sad and sweet?

You Belong to Me

See the pyramids around the Nile
Watch the sun rise
From the tropic isle
Just remember darling
All the while
You belong to me

See the market place
In old Algiers
Send me photographs and souvenirs
Just remember
When a dream appears
You belong to me

And I'll be so alone without you
Maybe you'll be lonesome too

Fly the ocean
In a silver plane
See the jungle
When it's wet with rain
Just remember till
You're home again
You belong to me

Oh I'll be so alone without you
Maybe you'll be lonesome too

Fly the ocean
In a silver plane
See the jungle
When it's wet with rain
Just remember till
You're home again
You belong to me


Wednesday, January 10, 2007


i hate hanging up...
i hate the silence that lingers on...
i hate the echoes it leaves in my heart...

it's as if something's been torn away from you
and no matter how long the goodbye has been
it was still too short...

a deep sigh..
a lump in your throat...
you were being held so warm...
when did it become so cold?


Saturday, January 06, 2007

An update after so long:

I haven't been able to blog in such a long while. Too many reasons why Ididn't. I haven't had the time. I haven't had net access. Too manythings were flying round in my head and I was scared that I would know what they were if I wrote them down. First things first - HAPPY NEW YEAR - as we now say it here -あけましてのおめでとうございます. Yes, you guessed right.

I am back in Japan. And this time again, it is so different from the last couple of times I was here. The last time I was here, I was completely entranced by Japan. It was a full fledged love affair right from day one. The language, the people, the malls, the temples. And this time again, it's different. I would never want to settle down here. It's so cold for one thing. I don't think I could ever get used to being this cold. And there's a lot to be said for the comforts of life in India. Come out of work, or finish shopping. Catch an auto, get dropped right in front of home. Go home from work to a nice hot dinner that amma has made. Wake up to the smell of coffee and a fresh newspaper. And last but certainly not the least of all - stay close to to everyone you love.Hmmmm - Ok enough. That is too much nostalgia. Let's talk about something else. Let's talk about a book I recently read. Lisey's Story - By Stephen King. This is Stephen King's latest offering and maybe it's because of themood I am in right now - the book made a wonderful read. It's not fastpaced, not terribly thrilling. But it frightens in places and makes you laugh in many. You laugh and cry with Lisey as she rediscovers her husband's life.This is a short post after being away for so long. But what can I say - Iwant to post it before I start feeling I don't have enough to say and delete it.