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The Immersion

The divine statue
in its true radiance and glory
was submerged in the water,

full of chaotic Rasp

that the sea behold.

They chanted the songs of hymn,

and danced on the Rhythm of the Dholaki,

dressed in their festival fineries.

bidding adieu to the Goddess,

in the ghats of dust and swarm.

The sea, the river, the holy water

witnesses the wreckage,

the colourful lead package

and the debris of men's devotion.

Year after year.

in silent mourn.


Hey, men Spare that! Find a creative solution. Let your devotion lead the aspirations and not contaminate the holy water with leads. Remember, Rivers are also goddesses, they are the mother which supports our existence on this planet.

Happy Dussehra 2016

Here's wishing "Happy Dussehra" to all my readers, followers and all of you.

Let us not burn the effigy this year but burn the negativity and evil around. Let us join hands to stand for the cause that threats our country. Let us be united, let us celebrate a festival in true spirit of joy and victory.

Best Wishes

Of Halloween Costume and Controversy Over Pakistani Actors

This Halloween
what do you plan
same old pumpkin jacket
or a devil with a long scar?

Go sexy or scary
asking for trick or treat.
Halloween is all yours
Live up to its gimmick.

Get perky, get notable
do something commendable.

Do whatever, 
be whoever
but pull no string
and do not be a soldier

cause we live in times,
in an era
where a soldier is not a martyr 
but an oddball doing a paid duty,
a duty way to feeble 
over a waging actor.

In a country full of fools
where art has no boundary,
terror has no responsibility
but solidarity is a missing virtue,
an uneconomical territory
conspicuous by its absence


This has a reference to an ongoing debate over a temporary cessation of certain actors who are being asked to complete their ongoing project and not sign any new assignments with Indian productions/business houses, till a peace treaty is established between the "on the verge of war" countries- India and Pakistan. 

True, art has no boundary but Integrity and Humanity are above art!

Time To Worship Godliness in Greenery

Cleanliness is Next to Godliness
When they taught me- Cleanliness is next to Godliness, I took the lesson tad too seriously. The principle became a rule of my life and before PM Modi started his "Swach Bharat Andolan', I had my own cleanliness drive that beckoned me from Nagpur to Chennai to Kolkata to Delhi. I have lived in different cities and travelled even more of them. Amongst all the places that I visited in India, Chandigarh is one of my hot favourite and Agra ranks lowest in the list for the obvious reason.

Am I being caustic or sarcastic? Oh, good lord no. All I am emphasising is the importance of cleanliness in our lives, including the globe we live in. 

We are a selfish Human brigade
We human though are the superior of most species, we are the most selfish of all of them. Why? We need to see beyond ourselves, our personal hygiene and space. We need to look after the environment in totality. The earth we live in, the atmosphere we breathe in and the water that sustains our lives. We need to be little more sensitive towards Mother Nature and should not forget the preventive and precautionary actions of nature. 

We need to more alive, inclusive and respectful towards the environment. trust me it does not require mammoth efforts but simple, small steps that we can incorporate in our day to day lives.

What are those steps?
Charity begins at home and cleanliness begins from the neighbourhood. Hence, it is imperative to not just keep your house but also your vicinity, your city, your roads, your rivers and sea clean. How? Here's how-

1) Avoid littering the streets / roads or public places: Oh you grabbed that delicious Vada Pav on your way to the work and ate to your foodgasm delight. You ate every bit of it except the paper/ plastic it came wrapped in. It is very simple and convenient to throw it out the window, on the road/ railway track though. I am sure if you hold back on your litter thrust and secure that waste with you till you locate the nearest bin and then throw inside it, you will feel a greater sense of satisfaction.

2) Spit NO hit: You might be shooting champion but that wall is not your target and betel juices are no substitute for bows and arrows. Consuming that Paan, Tobacco was your personal choice, why colour the walls, streets or stairs with it? Leave your marks in the world with greater deeds and spits don't get counted in that.  

3) Go Best with Your Waste: Food, disposables, napkins, diapers extra are your waste. Be thankful that there are people who volunteer for the public cleaning/ sweeping/ waste disposal job. extend your courtesy/ gratitude to them by being mindful about your waste. Stop dumping them in nearby drains or leaving unwrapped. Wrap your sanitary napkins, old bandages in proper sheets and paper before handing over that poor rag picking child. Just imagine yourself/ your child doing that job and that trick will work wonders.

4) Be thoughtful to what you dump in water bodies: Your water supplies come from rivers, lakes and sea depending upon the available resources and resource management skills of government bodies. You are going to drink, eat, bathe that water and you owe to water bodies to supply you with it. So, you need to equate your love for the God that worship/ ritual that you follow by showing a basic respect towards the water bodies. I am sure, God will love you for this.

5) Tree the World: Deforestation is a big issue. If you cut one tree, you should aim to successfully plant 5 more at least. Plant trees on soil/ land/ reality and not papers. A lot of mining and other projects in India, are developed on land by chopping forests and trees in mass numbers. No matter what the barter policy of planting new trees suggest, a lot of businesses including Government bodies do not abide by the law. If you take planting trees as a moral responsibility, I am sure you will achieve a sense of Godliness in your own way. Trees keeps the air clean, fresh and aides in climate control and preventing soil erosion. 

So, this Ganesh Chaturthi, pledge to bring more cleanliness, more greenery cause there is Godliness in greenery.

Ganapati Bappa Morya!

Come September, Happy September!

If there is one song that has always been my hot favourite, it is- Raindrops falling on my head from the soundtrack "Butch Cassidy and Sundance Kid". 

I totally loved that number and it has the power to uplift your mood, at any time, any age.

Do not know what am talking about? Well, read this-

BJ Thomas, you did it, even after 6 retakes This is a cult classic and I often wonder, why don't they make such songs anymore?

About the movie "Come September" : If you love watching a classic, do try this romantic comedy starring  .  It revolves around the Robert Talbot who owns
an Italian Villa where he spends his summer with his mistress. How one summer he arrives early for his vacation
and finds not one but three different problems waiting in tow for him. It is also a story on older gen vs younger 
generation at a beautiful Italian Summer Villa.

Come September was the first movie to be shown on transcontinental and intercontinental flights.

Here's some interesting dialogue/quotes from the movie-

Robert L. Talbot: You're not making any sense!
Lisa Helena Fellini: I don't *have* to make sense! I'm *Italian*!
Anna: An old love is like an empty bottle of champagne: you don't refill it, you get a new bottle.
Lisa Helena Fellini: Anna, do you know what it means to be happy?
Anna: Yes, of course.
Lisa Helena Fellini: But I mean really happy.
Anna: But that kind of happy only gets you in trouble.
Tony: Medicine's a fascinating field. That's why a woman like Lisa so interesting.
Sandy: Lisa?
Tony: There are 206 bones in the human body. I've never seen them that well arranged before.

Well, there are more interesting, tongue in cheek dialogues. Suggest, if you have not already seen this movie, go ahead and watch it. If you have seen it already, treat yourself again on this lovely rom-com fare.

So, let's start September on a good note and with a great movie/song recommendation. Let's make most of this lovely beautiful month. If you have any lovely soundtrack/movie to share, do that here. My comment box awaits you :)

Happy September, Everyone :)


Happy Janmashtami 2016

Naughty yet sensible,
carefree yet responsible
omniscient and omnipotent
dear lord and friend.

O Beloved Krishna

Come to my heart,
I heart you!


Happy Janmashtami to all of you!
Do take a moment and care to read my heartfelt poem written few years back. It is titled- 

[click on it to view]

Hello, Friend- An Open Letter

Dear Friend,

Trust you doing fine and this letter finds you in the pink of your health. I know that is a very cliche start to a letter. However, I still hope you are hale and hearty.

How are you, my friend? It has been a long time that we spoke or met. It is very easy to lost touch these days in spite of technical advancement. No, I do not need anything but it just so happened that I was going through our albums and found this picture of our good times. 

I still remember those days when we became friends and such a good friend that we were. We used to see everything together, sharing love , philosophy, plans, care and more. We did not realize when it became a close friendship that started with an otherwise courteous interaction between two strangers living in two different cities. 

Those endless phone calls, chatting, SMSes and longing to meet each other, spend time together, I still remember all of those. The deep friendship bloomed into love and before we could realize, it reckoned on us.

Initially, I was unsure but given your unconditional love, care and that rare understanding and acceptance of me as a person has won me over. I began to admire you and thinking that you are the answers to all my prayers. It was indeed blissful to find a best friend and then find love in that best friend. The way you looked into my eyes, hold my hands, was all mystical, magical, made me forget all my worries and start dreaming of a future together.

I needed nothing in the world but your company. I was ready to stand up and fight for any cause, because I thought you were with me. Even the time when you decided that we should part ways, I obliged as a friend and tried to go away and start afresh with whatever life that broken friendship had left. Even then I have not given up on you and you had not given on me. We fought to be united and we were united finally.

Irony, is that we drifted soon after uniting with each other. Time and differences have distanced us away. We didn't realize but it did and how. Sometimes, it feels that it was just a few days back that we met each other and then it feels like a lifetime.

Yes, it takes a lifetime to build a relation but barely some moments to break it off. Looks like proximity drifted us apart. Our won love consumed us. Today we stay under the same roof, living the dreams that we once harped on beautifully and longingly. We have almost everything that we dreamt of except the love, except that sense of togetherness that brought us closer.They say there is no reason to fall in love unless you want to name. But to fall out, there might be 100s of reasons if you want them to seep in. 

When I used to ask me as why do you like me so much, I remember you wouldn't name any reason as such. however, today you have a sea of allegations that do not wish to see truth but only harks to destruct.

It has destructed our bond, that basic friendship that our love was based on. Today there seems to be no love but bunch of complains. However mutual in nature, they may seem, we are yet to rise over them. Unfortunately, I have failed to express you in words and you have failed to understand my silence or my chaos behind it.

I know you are a big, busy guy now but I would not take a lot of your time. Just wanted to tell you that I miss you badly. I may not be able to express, you may not understand. While today the world celebrated Friendship Day, I missed that friend of mine, very badly. I have given up on the hope of his/her return. 

I had grown up with notion that true friends will never give up on you but then we are not children anymore and we need to keep pace with the world.

I am too overwhelmed with emotions to conclude this letter. Besides, I feel words are inadequate in a relation and it is feeling that counts. I hope that one day you see through my feelings. My only worry is that it should not be too late.

I know you will make new friends, and one should. But do not break that person's heart as mine was broken. Friendship survives when love loses its way. And true friendship is very precious. Unlike the relations that God gives us, friendship is selected by us. Handle with care, it is precious and rare.


‘This post is a part of Write Over the Weekend, an initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda.’

Kellogs's New Ad- "Khayega toh karega" is distinctively suggestive and, gross too?

Long time no ad? Well, this new Kellogs Ragi ad is turning us mad and you know why. The "Khayega Toh karega" is eccentric, weird and totally out of context.

Do not believe me? Well, watch here to find out more-

What the ad wanted to convey; Kids need good food/nutrition to fuel their physical activities

Either the ad will go unnoticed or become play field for some comedy shows and their gigs. I believe, the tagline could have been better and more enticing than this lazy creativity and stereotype execution.

Our Verdict: Baah! Ignorable.

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