December 16, 2010

Tree, Leaf and Wind


People call me Tree.

I had dated 5 girls when I was in Pre-U. There is one girl who I love a lot but never dared to go after. She didn’t have a pretty face, good figure or an outstanding charm. She was just a very ordinary girl. I liked her. I really liked her. I liked her innocence, her frankness, her intelligence and her fragility. Reason for not going after her was that I felt somebody so ordinary like her was not a good match for me. I was also afraid that after we were together all the feelings would vanish. I was also afraid other’s gossip would hurt her.

I felt that if she were my girl, she’d be mine ultimately & I didn’t have to give up everything just for her. The last reason, made her accompanying me for 3 years. She watched me chase other girls, and I have made her heart cry for 3 years.

She was a good actor, and me a demanding director. When I kissed my second girlfriend, she bumped into us. She was embarrassed but smiled & said, “Go on!” before running off. The next day, her eyes were swollen like a walnut. I did not want to know what caused her to cry. Later that day, I returned from soccer training to get something & watched her cry in the classroom for an hour or so. My fourth girlfriend did not like her. There was once when both of them quarreled. I know that based on her character she is not the type that will start the quarrel. However, I still sided my girlfriend. I shouted at her & ignored her feelings and walked off with my girlfriend. The next day, she was laughing & joking with me like nothing happened. I know she was hurt but she did not know deep down inside I was hurt too.

When I broke up with my fifth girlfriend, I asked her out. Later that day, I told her I had something to tell her. I told her about my break up. Coincidentally, she has something to tell me too, about her getting together. I knew who the person was. His pursuit for her had been the talk of the School. I did not show her my heartache, just smiles & best wishes. Once I reached home, I could not breathe. Tears rolled & I broke down. How many times have I seen her cry for the man who did not acknowledge her presence?

During graduation, I read a SMS in my hp. It said,

“Leaf’s departure is because of Wind’s pursuit. Or because Tree didn’t ask her to stay”

People call me Leaf.

During the 3 years of Pre-U, I was on very close terms with a guy as buddy kind. However, when he had his first girlfriend, I learnt a feeling I never should have learnt – Jealousy. Sourness to the extreme limit. They were only together for 2 months. When they broke up, I hid my happiness. But after a month, he got together with another girl.

I liked him & I know he liked me. But why won’t he pursue me? Since he loves me why he didn’t he make the first move? Whenever he had a new girlfriend, my heart would hurt. After some time, I began to suspect that this was one-sided love. If he didn’t like me, why did he treat me so well? It’s beyond what you will normally do for a friend. I know his likes, his habits. But his feelings towards me I can never figure out. You can’t expect me a girl, to ask him. Despite that, I still wanted to be by his side. Care for him, accompany him, and love him. Hoping that one day, he will come to love me. Because of this, I waited for him. Sometimes, I wondered if I should continue waiting. The pain, the dilemma accompanied me for 3 years.

At the end of my 3rd year, a junior pursues me. Everyday he pursues me. He’s like the cool & gentle wind, trying to blow off a leaf from a tree. In the end, I realized that I wanted to give this wind a small footing in my heart. I know the wind will bring the leaf to a better land. Finally, leaf left the tree, but the tree only smiled & didn’t ask me to stay.

Leaf’s departure is because of Wind’s pursuit. Or cause Tree didn’t ask her to stay.

People call me Wind.

Because I like a girl called leaf. Because she’s so dependent on tree, so I have to be a gust wind. A wind that will blow her away. When I first met her, it was 1 month after I was transferred to this new school. I saw a petite person look ing at my seniors & me playing soccer. During ECA time, she will always be sitting there. Be it alone or with her friends, looking at him. When he talks with girls, there’s jealousy in her eyes. When he looked at her, there’s a smile in her eyes. Looking at her became my habit. Just like, she likes to look at him.

One day, she didn’t appear. I felt something missing. I can’t explain the feeling except it’s a kind of uneasiness. The senior was also not there as well. I went to their classroom, hid outside and saw my senior scolding her. Tears were in her eyes while he left. The next day, I saw her at her usual place, looking at him. I walked over and smiled to her. Took out a note & gave to her. She was surprised. She looked at me, smiled & accepts the note. The next day, she appeared & passes me a note and left.

It read, “Leaf’s heart is too heavy and wind couldn’t blow her away.”

“It’s not that leaf heart is too heavy. It because leaf never want to leave tree.” I replied her note with this statement and slowly she started to talk to me & accept my presents & phone calls. I know that the person she loves is not me. But I have this perseverance that one day I will make her like me. Within 4 months, I have declared my love for her no less than 20 times. Every time, she will divert away from the topic. But I never give up. If I decide I want her to be mine, I will definitely use all means to win her over. I can’t remember how many times I have declared my love to her. Although I know, she will try to divert but I still bear a small ray of hope.

Hoping that she will agree to be my girlfriend. I didn’t hear any reply from her over the phone. I asked, “What are you doing? How come you didn’t want to reply?” She said, “I’m nodding my head”. “Ah?” I could n’t believe my ears. “I’m nodding my head” She replied loudly. I hang up the phone, quickly changed and took a taxi and rush to her place & press her doorbell. During the moment when she opens the door, I hugged her tightly.

Leaf departure is because of Wind pursuit. Or because Tree didn’t ask her to stay…

by Anonymous. Found on the web.

December 2, 2010

Dec 3, 2010

Q: What do you call the day when you put the Bucket on Fire, Char the Immersion Rod, Short the Circuit of your Apt and fall on your back trying to reset the RCB?

A: Dec 3, 2010

November 14, 2010

The Candy-Bar Connection

Dairy Milk AD:

And here the same context is used to push Cell Phones:

Nice na... !

October 31, 2010

My Dream

A thought of tomorrow delights my heart,
A ray of hope brightens my path.
A day will come when I’ll stand away from crowd,
An identity of my own that will make me proud.
As the day breaks and I come out of somni,
With a new zeal I start to achieve the omni.
Way is tough and the journey is long,
No time to sojourn, but I just have to go on.
With every breath, with every step,
I get closer to my sky,
Breaking all the mete and spatting my fly.
With past and present,
Forgetting the sorrow,
I espy for future to unfurl the tomorrow.
Who says my dreams are too high,
I say they are there in my eye.

by akanksha

September 22, 2010

Mess-merising CWG.

1. QBR corruption was just 0.07% of the total budget.
=>C'mon India is used to bigger scams - whats the big deal. Get over it.
2. Collapsed bridge was only meant for common people
=> Common People don't matter. So don't care - it's doesn't affect National Pride.
3. What would change if we remove Kalmadi.
=> Nothing of course - you will replace him with an equally "capable" person as you always do. No change.
4. Acceptable Hygiene and Cleanliness Levels vary.
=>Yeah! they do... how about the World-Class standards that were promised. So I guess there are different World-Class standards too in different countries.. right!
(Lalit Bhanot might eat dogshit and also sleep in it.. the world doesn't).
5. (In parliament) Go file an RTI if you want to know how money was spent on CWG.
=>Unbelievable Arrogance shown by the Sports Minister - the same guy who pushed aside the coach for a Photo-Op!!!
6. It'll all come together in the end (like the Monsoon Wedding)!
=>Yeah..! Monsoon did bless Delhi... but we don't see any wedding. Guests are reluctant to attend this wedding.

And after 8 nations have threatened to pull out -
We don't see any spokesperson from Govt on Debates on news channel.
Delhi CM says "these are minor glitches and hitches. Be positive."

There is nothing to save or salvage. It's over. There is no National Pride at stake anymore. India has either redefined the term "Third World" for the worse or confirmed First World's perception about it.

August 30, 2010

The Excuse that is CWG Delhi 2010

The CWG theme song is a Big let down. Like everything about the Commonwealth Games - the song is easily forgettable. Kalmadi and Co. really thought they could match Shakira, South Africa and FIFA !!! Gimme a break. Howsoever patriotic I might be, these games will show to the world - the real place where India stands in the world-order (which is somewhere around the bottom) ...

April 17, 2010

second thoughts on a death

On my way back home this evening... I found a dog who had just come under some vehicle (I'm inclined to think it was some IndiCab). It was lying dead - with all the blood and organs splattered around. And then I saw some other dogs who were barking at all oncoming vehicles. And then I realized why... unfortunately only on second thoughts.

February 16, 2010

Bollywood Blues

Loved this review of Bollywood.

"(Bollywood is largely estranged from the realities of modern-day India".

"Since the liberalisation of the Indian economy, Bollywood's divorce from contemporary realities has been complete. Pretty-looking films with prettier faces, lilting songs and noisy soundtracks shot on foreign locations are good "timepass" - as they say in India - for most audiences."

Further "the "diaspora film" is partly to blame for killing the industry's imagination. "The diaspora, wants to see an urban, affluent, glossy India, the India they imagine they grew up in and wish they could live in now."

There is more...

"And when Bollywood attempts to wrestle with contemporary issues - like the plight of Muslims after 9/11 - the results can be embarrassingly naïve and comical.
What could have been a gripping film becomes vapid and silly - the professor, for example, is shown teaching a class full of white, American students in an American university in Hindi."

"Bollywood is mythical, not historical. It works at the level of the myth. There is no engagement with history."

"(Bollywood is) essentially an industry of shopkeepers trying to sell their products at any cost".

Here is the full text.

February 15, 2010

swingin' in the rain

life is like a swing. one extreme to the other.

important update (21st Feb 2010): still swinging.

January 30, 2010


Trenditional: when trendy becomes the tradition.
I have discovered this word today (if not invented ...).

January 28, 2010

Experiences of a new motorcyclist in Pune.

or as if its different anywhere in India. I mean the traffic situation. People driving on the wrong side and pedestrian and bicyclists wobbling as if they own the road.
What's up with the cops who pull people over to check if they have valid licenses. We all know licenses have nothing do to with safe driving (in India).

Why don't they do something about

1. Excessive honking
2. Wrong-side Driving
3. Not wearing seat-belts
4. Taking on cell-phone while driving
5. Not following the lane discipline
6. Carrying 3-4 pillions on bike and no helmets
7. Seating kids the front seat of the car
8. Using the high beam all the time

Why don't they???