Monthly Archives: October, 2014

A solitary weeper

A Solitary Weeper Top of the mountain At the top of the world Well above the clouds I stand and stare Magnificent views Rising and setting suns Few scattered birds Like bread crumbs on the decks A gentle gloom and Dainty Daze At the top of the world I stand alone Lonely, Cold and Sick …

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Death, be not proud

2014 has been, so far, a very brutal year. Too many deaths, too much sickness, too many cases of hospitalization / funeral home visits, et al. From my friend’s son, Rohan – who also happens to be my son’s friend (who died of motorcycle accident and / or doctor’s callousness and negligence) to my friend …

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Useless Person’s day

Father’s day Some musings on the day attributed to the useless person in the family – the “father’s day”. Just a few days ago, while browsing through face-book, I came across a post which said “If I were to say the words to my parents – that my kids say to me, I wouldn’t be …

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HABITS

If I am not mistaken, the word ‘habit’ in French means a dress. And how I wish that changing your habits was as easy as changing your dress! Why, in my early days of Bollywood, my friends and I counted twenty-seven different dresses in one song which lasted for less than five minutes! Habits die …

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Eklavya

TIME-PASS While cutting vegetables You told me to cut a joke Just to pass time! Instead, I cut a finger and together we murdered the time! In my early days of courtship, I had written the above words to woo my beloved. And (the old man that I am), I remembered these very words last …

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Atul ko gussa kyun ata hai?

I remember a Hindi Movie of yester-years – starring Naseeruddin Shah and Shabana Aazmi – “Albert Pinto ko gussa kyo aata hain?” Neither the plot nor the actors (and their acting) impressed me – but somehow, the name stuck in my memory – and even after 30+ years, when I sat down to write few …

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