The Fellowship

Sunday, July 31, 2005


Okey, i wanted to weave a lil bit of fiction around this anecdote but i have run out of patience and so i am going to narrate it just as it happened. Ash, Adi and I went to a restaurant (Mantra) at Somajiguda circle. It's a nice place with a good decor, modeled like a lounge though... The valet took over my Santro to do the parking duties and gave my front bumper a nice shave on an upward ramp, and that very moment i gulped in nine million eight hundred and fifty seven thousand six hundred and twenty eight cuss words, and lets say they whet my appetite.

( Sah = waiter and Aham = Me )

Sah : Would you like anything to drink Sir ?
Aham : Nah, not really.
Sah : Are you sure Sir ?

After consulting my friends ...

Aham : What kind of beer do you have ?
Sah : The regular Sir. RC, Kingfisher, Fosters, Haywards, etc...
Aham : Okey, get me a bottle of Haywards 10000.
Sah : Is that all Sir ?
Aham : Yup.

The guy vanishes as though he went to fetch something out of a secret vault, and then surfaces 15 mins later with two bottles of Haywards. On closer inspection, they turn out to be Haywards 5000 instead.

Aham : We'd ordered for only 1 bottle of 10000.
Sah : We don't have any 10000 Sir. I got you two bottles of 5000.

Must say, i was quite astonished with the level of stupidity. The chap went on to pour the contents of a bottle in a beer mug.

Aham : So, do you charge us for just the one bottle of 10000 ?

And, the dude very calmly walks off with one of the bottles of Haywards 5000.

Dinner was served later, which actually turned out to be pretty good... The vallet made no mistakes getting the car out for me but i left him a scornful look for tip...

Thursday, July 28, 2005

Thank you Zeus

I haven't seen sunshine in 6 days time and boy am i glad... Just as i make this statement, I see scornful stares coming my way ... but like i give a f*** about what they have to say in this regard... They arn't the ones coming from the land of eternal sunshine and perennial heat... They arn't the ones running for shelter on a hot summer noon in Arizona... They haven't seen birds drop dead from the sky right before their eyes... They've never known what it feels like to be a kebab in the tandoor... they've never had to test a dozen sunscreen lotions to see which one suits their skin type and they've never had to dust salt of their body without feeling the perspiration....

I enjoyed open air showers for 4 continuous days... and the weather for the last 2 days has been the best weather Hyderabad has seen in the last decade or so... Its been cloudy and windy with the scent of freshness in the air... boy could i ask for more ??? well yes, if i had to be greedy, i'd wish that it remain like this atleast for the rest of my stay here... amen

Wednesday, July 27, 2005

bitter sweet symphony

An angel by my side
tried to reach for my heart
but i shrugged off her company
and dusted her hands off my shoulders

i lived in regret
for i realised what i'd lost
after my deepest moment of despair
i'd realised what i'd lost had no cost

the zephyr is an old friend
and we flew kites together
with the flocking birds came a message
after my briefing, they said dont bother....

I'd do anything for another joyride
for a treat or a tart
a bitter sweet symphony
in my life is all i got...

i've had my share of smiles
with tears to follow
stabs taken at my soul
from as far as sleepy hollow

the wind in my hair
rings bells in my head
message from Zephyr
were words well said
they spark my struggle
and soothe my wounds
etched in my head
will remain the words till i'm dead...

Saturday, July 23, 2005

Don't you know...

Don't you know what you mean to me ? do i have to tell you that yours is a special place in my heart ? must i repeat my prayers to let you know ? have i to say the words i've repeated over n over again ? may i remind you, that for me, the rest of the world wouldn't sum up to you ? and then if you still wish to disappear from the face of earth, give me the secret to your vaporizing action so i can pass first...

until later sweetheart,

keep the faith !

Friday, July 22, 2005


you suck my blood one more time and i'll puncture your eyeballs, tear your limbs, squash your head to pulp, make chutney of your blood and feed it to ur kin, and launch a biological warfare on the family of culicidae...

-signed and delivered to vampiro the mosquito

Thursday, July 21, 2005

In anticipation

Well it's news today
my life is going to change
with eyes closed, I begin to pray
as tears of joy stream down my face

I don't know if I'm ready
To be the man I have to be
I'll take a breath, take you by my side
and in awe, live a new life


Wednesday, July 20, 2005

so far ...

Delayed flights on arrival, double booked reservation on air india, had to fight a hoooooot girl for my seat, no place for on-board luggage, smell of gutkha before the Dubai flight took off, smiles-hugs and kisses to greet, blaring horns, sound of crazy hyderabad traffic, speed breakers for traffic moving at 20 kmph, U-turns on fly-overs, people walking the road in their magestic gait, house gets a makeover, new car, ma ke haath ka khana, those yummy dosas, puffs and samosas, whistles to greet tom cruise's entry in war of the worlds, living on spirits (*OH's), Club 8 - great pub great music, dad's mini bar with imported stuff, and the best of times with the best possible company around... LOT MORE TO COME

Monday, July 11, 2005

joie de vivre

When the ever so bubbling spirits in you take control and shoot warmth from those gleamy eyes as tears of joy roll past your dimpled cheeks and with extended arms you reach out to embrace a new life, a part of you, and when the young and old alike are clapping like little kids at a birthday party, I wish to be there, for you, for me, and just to be a part of a joyous moment of your life. Congratulations nana, I love you.

-Dedicated to my dearest sister who is soon going to bear hug motherhood.

Friday, July 08, 2005


It's taken a while to shake off the blues after an awesome week long vacation with one of my "bestest" buds in the whole wide world but the memories remain so fresh that i am so tempted to write about the great time i had. They say, the best way to rid temptation is to succumb to your desires, but, as is my obsessive-compulsive disorder to be different from the norm, i am not going to cave in.

Wonderful time, cherished memories, ups and downs apart, there was "a first" instance and it being worth the mention, i have to log it on my blog.

Cutting the crap out and getting down to brass tacks, i got my first speeding ticket after 3 years of zippy driving... It took a rolly-polly, cute-looking, mild mannered south carolina officer with a heavy southern accent to burst my baloon of thrills... Godspeed indeed... Ironically though, speed left that very instant and i've never met God... hmph...


From one among the zillion gazillion forwards, here is an excerpt...

GEMINI MAY 21 – June 29

You are recognized by your cheerful disposition and your jovial nature is easily susceptible to anger. In fact, you are the best person to have around when there is an ugly scene at a party you can bring the warring factions together quite diplomatically. But when you lose cool, you yell and scream and will not listen to reason. You must have the last word in a wordy duel. Your capacity to argue aggressively is matched only by your seductive charm.

I don't concur... My so called "seductive charm" has never worked with woman... I don't remember the last time i yelled or screamed... However, i do try to say the last word in a wordy duel... and can be quite diplomatic when around warring factions... So, folks who're reading this and claim to know me, your analysis would be more than appreciated.