Wednesday, December 31, 2008

A little story and the Year of Resolutions

He was trying very hard. He was trying to sneak through the little space available. He had tried every angle possible. But despite all the push, he could only let half his body inside. He was looking around, for help, but the shock had left him speechless. The shock, that how could one be so mean to put a big stone on the front gate of his own house. The evening was merging with the night and the two will become inseparable soon . And it was chilly as well. His restlessness was increasing. I was passing around. I went past him at first without noticing him, immersed in my own troubles. But I realized, if I had missed something. I turned around and laughed. I found it funny. Well, he did not find it funny at all and gave me a hard stare. But he did not say anything. Anyway, I understood his problem. I looked and saw the big stone on his gate. I picked it up with my both hands and threw it away. He just looked and went inside. 

I shrugged it off and went on my way. Then, I just turned back. There he was once again, with three of his other siblings. They were all happy now, leaning into each other. The puppies never looked more cute.

My last article of the year...

Well, I do have lots of plans for the coming year. Though, I am not  known as a Planner (or Schemer: Quoting 'THE JOKER'), but there are a few things I would like to care of, before even the coming year fizzes out. But, even if I did not, the responsibility of being irresponsible lies solely with me, as always.

Welcome, the year of Resolutions!!

Monday, December 22, 2008

May be Lousy, but koshish to ki!!

Its been two days.
You have not shown your face.
Try, try some more.
Have we done some disgrace?

Come Out, Please Come out
I say,I pray
He feels,'This is not the time'
But you should be in your prime

Do not come for me,
for I can still live.
But think of those,
Who have nothing to give

They are shivering.
And you are aware.
Let them sink in your warmth.
The same warmth, which all of us will share!

Mornings are unclear and hazy
Afternoons are dazed, without your light
Evenings are confused on their own existence
Still, you dont seem to notice, our plight.

You cannot go to hiding. 
Nothing can hold you.
We are all waiting on the other side.
Nobody is a Captain here and nobody a crew.

'Yes, Yes!!', He says.I will come.
 I will pierce those clouds. I will pour my love.
 You have been waiting long. 'Till then'
 Hold the hands of those you care. Spread Warmth and be a Dove!!

Right Now!!

Right Now, I am looking for a woman, who is indolent and emotional and most importantly young because..

This is what my horoscope says for this week:

"An indolent and emotional young woman in a controlling position at work may over react and create difficulties for you"

Monday, December 15, 2008

An Unwelcome Development

In addition to make me emotionally confusing, increasing the patriotic feelings in me by somewhere around 200% , making my current job profile look as useless as ever  and an immediate thought to apply for a gun license instead of a driving license, the recent blasts have changed my life in one way which I am definitely not enjoying.
 Now, what is the relation between you and your work place? Your organization in particular? Are you loyal to it? Or loyal and dedicated enough to spend your leisure weekends thinking about that module which you left unfinished on Friday night. Do you love your work enough ‘not to say NO to your seniors’ when they ask you to come to office and work  on every single holiday. And sometimes, they don’t even ask, but its just a tacit agreement between the two of you, on which you don’t want to disagree. I will give you my answer. I am only loyal to myself. My relation with my work as of now is just- ‘I work and it pays me’. Ironically, when I started, I used to hear these words often repeated-‘We are not here for charity’. What a pity, they don’t apply this rule while extracting work from us. Oh, sorry for veering from the topic. Now, as I said, I just regard my job as ‘I work and it pays me well enough to make my ends meet’. Please don’t come out with your theories of ‘Work is worship’ and stuffs like that. I will not buy it. Yeah, I know the reason for my thinking this way. Lets not go into that.
So, what was the point of saying all this? Why should I  wear my company tag around my neck which has my I-Card hanging at the cross-section with a photo on which I look  terrible and my name printed beside it?I have this habit of always keeping my I-Card either stuffed in my pockets or deep inside my bag. I was getting along with it very nicely, until one not so fine afternoon, one of the security guards asked me – Where is your I-Card sir? I immediately took it out from my pocket and showed it to him. He said-Please display it sir? He actually asked me to wear it. I looked like a dog who has lost his memory and is made to wear a belt with his master’s name engraved, so that he realizes that he is still loyal to his master. This was the day after the blast.
I did it for two complete days. But, once again instincts took over. I could not care more about this. No body has asked me since to wear that. But bad days come when you are not ready for it. But, I am always ready. I want somebody to stop me and inquire me about my tag. I have my reply ready. ‘Though, I hate this place as much, I will not blow it up!!’

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Its That Time of the Year

Its that time of the year when..

--> Some Friends, who somehow dont get time to call at any time of the year start eating memory pills , so that they can remember to call you at a certain time today.

--> Number of Orkut scraps follows the inverse law of the value of stocks these days and may rise up to 10-15% over a period of just a couple of days and continue to rise with a slower rate of growth in the following week after which once again it goes slumbering and then stutters till the next period of awakening.

-->A lot of smileys in the orkut scraps from friends you never heard in the last year.

-->Mind unconsciously ponders over the period gone by and wasted and thinking where were you at this time last year.

--> You want to be happy, but you are not. You assure yourself that everything is fine and you are not out of place in your own world and wonder if I am at a stage where you wanted yourself to be. 

-->You go a couple of years back on the same day in college and still shudder remembering  the  Maggi and Cold drinks Bill which you paid.

-->You go more than just a couple of years back, when you were at home, and remember how your parents were happy and proud today, gave you little presents, and reminded you why this day is so important and which you realise now, that it is just another day.

-->You wait for that special call which usually comes at this time of the year and you tend to forget and forgive yourself and that special caller that nobody called each other before and feel good when that call does come.

--> The only thing which you want today is a nice little place, where you are away from all the mayhem and you can reflect back on what you have done, and what you should have done!!

In short, tomorrow will mark my two dozen years of stay on this lovely planet. Aah..when I was born, I had never thought, I will come this far!!!

Way to go!!!