Sunday, April 29, 2012

Is it Fair ?

Male 28, fair and tall , Engineer, working in a top MNC seeks a fair ,good looking girl. Preferably working.
No, that's not me , but then that is what a general ad in the matrimonial look like. Often exaggerating everything apart form the age.The point I want to bring up here is if it is fair to treat fair as good and often as a measure of beauty(like in the most generalized of matrimonial ads)? Is it true when people say that Indians are closet racists? No doubt , people with fair complexion consider themselves superior to the relatively darker people in terms of beauty (and even intellect maybe?) . It is almost tacitly accepted, that a fair person is more beautiful or maybe as some might like to put in, more seeked for.  Pick up any matrimonial ad and you will see how everyone wants fair bride and groom and how everyone tries to exaggerate their own complexion selling themselves. Colour or complexion is in many cases the basic parameter for forming prejudices and judging people in our country and it is in fact very saddening .

Blame who? The ones with fairer complexion? No! They are a victim of commercialization , and so are all others who have been made to believe that skin complexion is all that important. Companies have long enslaved the Indian market as they find us very naive and very palpable. A billion who can be fed with any sort of bullshit and made to believe in it. The onus mostly lies with Media and they don't help much with money reeking into everything. I mean look at any of the fairness cream advertisements. They have been selling the idea of how being dark makes you unsuccessful , how a dark guy cant get a girl or how a cricketer needs a fairness cream and the list just goes on.They have been selling it all, and we have been buying it just as promptly. That India sells the highest amount of fairness cream is a fact that only proves how docile most of Indians(not the darkest in the world for all I know) have been. The natural Indian complexion losing its value as some dumb shit ad says that dark skins dont get you anywhere. Become all fair and you shall float on the clouds and drink the elixir of life? All of this has been accumulating somewhere inside us and it has turned us into racists. Yes, racists. Do we want to be one? I wish not. For me, I dont and I wont.

Sunday, April 22, 2012


They fall, and keep falling.
For their entire life, they fall
washing away much of sadness
and roughness.
Singing to the joy of life,
they fall .
Washing away the talcum and lip gloss
and everything else .
Falling, for everything to shine
in the most natural form.
They show and teach,
for us to appreciate
what is natural.
Let us go climb up the clouds
and play with them.
All before they fall.
Those raindrops.

Monday, April 16, 2012

The Versatile Blogger

I am happy to share with everyone here, that my blog earned me "The Versatile Blogger" Award.

Considering that my blog was dormant for more than a while and I revived it only a month and a half back, its too kind of Anupam for noticing my blog and awarding me with this award.
Its highly encouraging and motivating for a person like me.

I consider myself privileged to have been awarded by Anupam ,and introducing me to the league of talented bloggers ,and I take another chance to thank him here.
This is his blog.

Now, as a Versatile blogger I have to follow some rules, few of which have already been taken care of.

Here are the rules that my winners will have to follow.

•Nominate 10-15 fellow bloggers
 •Inform the bloggers of their nomination
 •Share 7 random things about yourself
 •Thank the blogger who nominated you (with blog link)
 •Add the Versatile Blogger Award Pic on your blog post

Nominate 10-15 fellow bloggers
The bloggers who according to me deserve this award would be  :

Sarah Mika

I am only what I think, and the blogs that I have nominated are deserving in my opinion.

Congratulations to all those i have awarded!
Here are the rules that you will have to follow.

•Nominate 10-15 fellow bloggers
 •Inform the bloggers of their nomination
 •Share 7 random things about yourself
 •Thank the blogger who nominated you (with blog link)
 •Add the Versatile Blogger Award Pic on your blog post

This can get boring for the readers as I have always had trouble answering this question. But then, here goes.
7 Random things about me :

1. I hate fat books. They bore me to death and there are very few writers who have had it to keep me interested till the last page. (Very few would mean 2-3)

2. I dont  take off my watch ever. Not while sleeping, not while bathing. Never. I have taken it out on beaches for the fear of losing it, and nowhere else. It has been there on my hand for the last 7 years.

3. I love discussions. Many who know me consider it impossible to win an argument with me. No, I dont shout and scream  but then I can talk a lot on a topic I dont know a thing about and still sound convinsing.

4. I sleep a lot. Sleep would be calling it modest. I almost hibernate on weekends unless there is an earthquake or someone wakes me up.

5. I sing bad but I sing all the time.

6. I love beaches and I have seen quite a few . ( Having lived in kerala in college days would imply so anyway)

7. I like reading poetry. I read the ones i like over and over and over again. I never get tired of a few of them.

Thank you Anupam once again, and congratualtions to the ones I have awarded.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Loss - A private feeling

Define "Loss". What is the feeling of "Loss"? Think about it. I am pretty sure everyone has lost something or someone very dear to him/her sometime to know well about both the feeling and the word.
The reason I ask the question is because I hear people quantifying loss and talking of how great their loss is, often rediculing the loss of someone else. To substantiate my point I shall ask one more question :

Whos is a greater loss?

A child who just lost his favourite toy and has been crying over it ?
A girl who just ended a 7 year long relationship which she thought would last forever?
A guy, the sole bread winner in the family, who lost his job?
A man in 40's who lost his mother two days back?

Saturday, April 7, 2012



Image Courtesy Google 

Iceberg shows more.
More of what does not melt.
What melts lies inside,
deep within,
as it melts slowly
weeping in despair.
In its own private moment
it melts,very privately.
No sound, no words.
Nothing. Blue world and
many more icebergs
are all that is around.

Find this poem in the post about loss:

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Agent Vinod - The non Review

- Note : If you intend to watch the movie do not read any further for the risk of spoiling the fun (or maybe just read and you would know ) -

The most talked about couple in Bollywood at present, teamed up for Agent Vinod  and with promotional videos of "Pyar ki Pungi" and  "Dil mera muft ka" it all seemed to be some team!

The movie kicks off in Afghanistan with a fight sequence where Saif and Ravi Kishan (his friend and fellow RAW agent) ninja fight more than 5 hand full men. The camera angles are bad enough for not letting you  realise how idiotic  is the scene with saif and ravi running around and also managing to save this hot chick while bullets are flying everywhere on the planet earth but on them. Anyway, later Ravi kishan is killed by some gangster for having heard the number '242'. He obviously manages(just somehow) to pass on a video message about it.

Sunday, April 1, 2012


Within me, a man died today.
He suffered because of me,
and now I mourn his demise.
In my eyes , his pyre burns.
And disappears in the sights.
He suffered for himself,
For all he had done and
all that others thought he did.
Now, time swallows him, to finish it all.
Leaving little that was good, to miss


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