Saturday, April 28, 2007


A: I am disappointed in you.

B: But that’s the way I am.

A: That’s why I am disappointed.

- Mason Cooley


Monday, April 23, 2007


I watched ‘The Namesake’ last weekend, nice movie. I thought that some scenes in the movie were really vague, so now I want to read the book. Anyways, there is this scene where Tabu recites William Wordsworth’s “Daffodils” which was my favorite poem back in school apart from “Simon Snoot’s Whiskers”.

“For oft, when on my couch I lie
In vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude;
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils.”

It is funny now how I loved the poem then but could not really relate to it. How could I relate to the vacant and pensive mood of the poet? I was hardly what, twelve years old?

But now I can. Whenever I am blue, I remember certain moments in life which made me happy. Be it laughing at my sister crying hysterically when Mihir in Kahani Ghar Ghar Ki died (he returns later though, by popular demand), be it crying with my college friends at farewell party and also eyeing the hunks, be it resting my head on mom’s lap after a hard day at college (hard day at college, sneer) or be it hanging out of the local trains in Mumbai.

Ah, what bliss!

Saturday, April 21, 2007


Remarks of Senator Robert F. Kennedy, April 5, 1968

PS - While Bobby is a work of fiction, I have read that the film contains some historically accurate representations, that some of the characters portray the stories of real people.


Sunday, April 08, 2007

To Young from Old...

It is good to be around people who are elder to you at work. They somehow feel responsible for you and give you a lot of expert comments/advices.

"Get a lot of divorces or annulments before you get married to your guy. You will be rich and will never have to work again."

"All men are nice before marriage, they listen to you, they give you gifts. After marriage, well, you should be glad if he is home." [A woman's perspective]

"All women are nice before marriage, they seem sweet and innocent. After marriage, just agree to whatever they have to say because if you voice your opinion, you are a dead man." [A man's perpective]

"An arranged marriage might be a good deal. You might get married to someone far better by keeping your mouth shut and saying yes to your parents' choice than dating around for godknowshowmanyyears and saving yourself the ordeal of going through bad relationships."

"If I come to India and claim that I have lots of money, would your dad agree to give me your hand in marriage?"

"If someone expects more than you can deliver, just go to them with both hands extended. Tell them, if you give me cr*p in one hand and your wishes/dreams in another, which hand do you think would fill up first?"