Saturday, February 28, 2009

give, and take?

She gives up

her name (to take his own)
her wishes (maybe a career, maybe a choice of veg-non-veg food)
her body (something she has learnt to hide since the day since she was born, sth precious, sth holy)
her parents (not altogether, but in so many cases, it still is true)
her freedom (yes, it also happens..)

...all this... and more for three silly words....

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

yes. really. let's.


Saturday, February 14, 2009

Valentine's Day

A day of love. To celebrate. To be happy. To realise how lucky we are to be able to share it with someone. A day to bask in the sun, kiss in the rain and huddle closer in the cold.

A day to celebrate your singlehood too (and why not?). Shower your friends with flowers and thoughtful gifts. Your mother would love to receive a bunch of roses and your Dad won't mind a hug. A day to gift yourself that one thing you have been eyeing for a long time. A day to gift your friends something they have always wanted - your time.

A day to release balloons high in the air. A day to buy heart-shape pillows and wear red. A day for a cup of hot chocolate. A day of chocolate-dipped strawberries. A day to read poetry.

A day to let the wind play with your hair.

A day to dress-up, even if you are only making tea of yourself in the kitchen.

A day beautiful like life. A day to celebrate just because you are lucky enough to be alive and kicking.

A day not to sulk over being single. A day to enjoy your solitude - you may lose it soon.

images via:: Lolita

Friday, February 13, 2009

I don't know my own country

What is this?

Seriously. For the first time ever I believe, I am sick of the so-called culture of this country. Drive a girl to commit suicide, harass a Muslim guy, all in the name of defending this stupid culture.

Thursday, February 12, 2009


तुम्हारे मेरे कमरे के बीच का दरवाज़ा
इसे खुला ही रखना
तुम्हारी खुशबू मुझ तक आती रहे
रात भर मेरे सपनो को मह्काती रहे।

जो यह दिवार सी है दरमयान
बेशक गिराना मत इसको
मगर इस दरवाज़े को खुला ही रखना
मैं सीख लूँगी एक दिन, यह देहलीज पार करना।

- result of reading too much of Amrita Pritam's and Gulzar's poetry

Thursday, February 5, 2009

precisely so!

"Perhaps I'm old and tired," he continued, "but I always think that the chances of finding out what really is going on are so absurdly remote that the only thing to do is to say hang the sense of it and just keep yourself occupied."

Slartibartfast, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy