Tuesday, September 11, 2012


The warm merry weather
The sweet smell of heather;
Children playing in the courtyard
Sacred Vows taken in the churchyard;
Paradise Islands burgeoning with 'mooners
Nightly promises made in whispers;
Are all like dawn and dusk
Two parts of the coin
Not hanging on till the last
Become memories of the past
We would be wise
to realize;
Sooner than later
Nothing lasts forever

Not laughter and merriment
No, not even excitement;
Worry not with tears and sorrow,
Even they be gone the morrow;
The dictator’s rules
Even the radical fools;
Wealth and land
Must also be left behind;
Ashes to dust
With time they must;
Everything today
Is momentary;
Like the fading of the light
Not always there to delight;
Nothing lasts forever

Nothing is permanent
Nobody is indispensable;
We all better learn
Our lives are but a sojourn;
Mere speck in the horizon
One in a legion;
Accept, adapt and acquiesce
Forgiveness is the key to success;
Toleration, moderation
Everything is not about possession;
Vanity, greed in check
World will not be in a wreck;
Let’s leave something for the next
Something good and hope for the best
Nothing lasts forever…..
But still, let’s do our bit to make things better…


I have never attempted to pen anything of this sort before...I suppose the past 2 years of being alone in a foreign land, away from family and friends...viewing the world with a detachment that comes while recuperating from some sort of personal trauma ( I use this example for the lack of a better one), one could sort of become delusional to the extent to hope for some semblance of peace and harmony in the world....there are worse things lurking around and humans needn't help by contributing more.......just one of those days where you feel...in the long run it doesn't matter...nothing matters...everything in temporary so at least let's try to leave good memories for those we leave behind when its our time to go....

Monday, March 19, 2012


It has been a krazzy 2012 so far. One of the things I realized is how astonishingly adaptable humans are and that life does come a full circle.

 I am back where I started from (that does not sound encouraging but it aint all bad folks) A new start at a not so new place. It was 13 years ago to the date that I moved from this place (blimey has it been soo long??) feeling  angry and completely wronged for being uprooted, moving far away from the life I  had created for myself and now finally when it was time to move back I once again felt a bit uprooted and unsteady. Coz you see, as grumpy as I was all those years ago, with all my dreams being that one day I would find myself back, slowly but surely I had built a new life for myself which I had cocooned myself in and which I had begun to enjoy even though I wouldn't admit it aloud :) But being older n wiser now, I am handling changes better (I hope) now.

One of the things about moving is how disconnected you feel from the world around you. Literally and Figuratively. Literally coz I wasn't set up for phone, internet, my friends were in a land far far away, bla bla bla and figuratively coz...you've figured it out haven't you ;)  It been so many years that, there is not a single face  I recognise over here, not a single store. Even the roads lead to different places; proving to us, demonstrating to  us the alarming rate at which growth and change occurs in the present world, leaving you utterly breathless, mystified and somewhat diminished. But you know me : I am the master of "Start Over" and start over I shall.

Anyways this post comes as a celebration to the fact that am completely settled in the old but still new place and also as a toast to my dear buddy Vicky who, oh so charmingly, likes to point out to me that life isn't as complicated as I imagine it to be, makes me smile and also reminds me that some connections in life can never be disconnected.