Monthly Archives: October 2004

Pakora weather.. Post Aquinas & Sartre

Returning to the food aspect of the previous post? Pakora weather. Soft evening outside, last evidence of the sun. Found some poetry. It is dated 26 October 2002. Two years ago. It was titled Post Aquinas and Sartre. All I … Continue reading

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Googling life with curd

A favourite timepass of mine is to put some completely unrelated words together, and google the concoction. At times its words that I think very few people in the world would know/ use or put up on the net in … Continue reading

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Ennui

The word doesn’t mean boredom. Although frequently used such, the word has a deep root on the other side of the Channel. The word borders on annoyance. From the French verb – enuier -to annoy! In that state now. Work … Continue reading

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Of Waqt and the Seven years…

This watch has survived more than seven years on my wrist. Sometimes I think long lost friends would perhaps recognize the watch rather than my face. A gift from Appa. A watch with a vague name. I am told that … Continue reading

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Perhaps a Ghost…

Returning to the theme of the Andher Nagri… Chaupat Raja, this snap was taken in Medak a few days back. We had struggled through the slush of the paddy fields, and my clothes were muddy and a happy brown. The … Continue reading

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Andher Nagri.. Chaupat Raja

Yesterday was a long day in the field. We were out to paint glorious pictures of what miracles Lift Irrigation could do. For those who find this nomenclature inadequate, Lift Irrigation (fondly known as LI in the aura of the … Continue reading

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Bombay to Ahmedabad. Weekends Zindabaad!

Ahmedabad Nawabs. Watching a western on a languid Sunday. Guru took this snap. I believe that smile of mine would put the best dentist to shame. I think of that campus now as some kind of time capsule…

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One wedding and four questions

Today morning, there was somewhat an arbitrary call to Bhatti (a.k.a Neha Bhatnagar) made. Announcement of wedding plans. Come to my wedding dear! In Palakkad! For some time now, I have been struggling to explain where Palakkad is. I begin … Continue reading

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Exile, Terminal and the End.

In this tightly constructed web of the electronic eye ever watching. And with every border seemingly sucking its own breath, countries are becoming smaller. In their obesity, the anemia becomes only more pale. On watching parts of ‘The Terminal’, a … Continue reading

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Revisiting loving and cities

How do you rescue an irrational fan of semi-civilization and urbania? How many cities is one person capable of falling in love with, and how exclusive is this relationship? Too frequently, one is asked which city one finds more in … Continue reading

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Of Aims and Arrows

Saw Lakshya yet again yesterday. This time however, I didn’t sleep through any of it. In Delhi, long ago, there were similar struggles and raging questions within. Of identity, and purpose. When Karan and Romi cavort around three to four … Continue reading

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Anger

Silence slashed some throats here. Anger remains one of my biggest strengths and weaknesses. Anger like red pimples on the butt. Swollen and mad.

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