Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Wearing a color...

Written really long back..just thought of publishing the same.

Wearing a color that looks green to my eye,
Here's a girl who will surely give you a high,
Hope you guys will agree and not deny,
That it would be difficult today to say her good bye.

To accompany her dressing sense there's a sweet smile,

Hence being around her today would be worthwhile,
So just keep some time of your day aside,
Coz who knows when next u will find a girl so versatile.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Batti Bandh: What's all the fuss about?

'Mumbai Unplug: Batti Bandh' is a youth movement that aims at raising awareness on global warming. It has urged citizens to switch off electrical appliances in the city from 7.30 pm to 8:30 pm on Saturday 15th December 2007.

I have been hearing a lot about this since the last one month or so. Newspapers have been covering articles on the same..about how people can be a part of this cause..also at the same time giving ideas as to what they could do during this 1 hour..I just really can't understand what the big deal about this 1 hour..is..We people living in Mumbai are really not aware of the situation faced by our colleagues staying in the distant suburbs of Vasai and beyond on the Western line or even beyond Thane on the Central line..People staying out there are facing load shedding for about 7 hours on an average daily...That's almost 1/3rd of the day..While this movement which is talking about shutting down electrical appliances for an hour seems to be getting too much of unnecessary coverage...

The founder member of this movement states that “There's a lot one can do during Batti Bandh. When was the last time you cleared your throat for a round of antakshari or brushed up your acting skills? When was the last time you played dumb charades in a dark room? ". Some people are even planning to have candle-lit dinners. What excuses we need for voluntarily switching of power...a cause for global warming..

In that sense my fellow colleagues in the distant suburbs are doing so much in regards to global warming...Though not voluntarily...they are still not using power for 7 hours a day...And they don't get so much publicity either.

I still remember the 6 years i stayed in Vasai. Each day of our lives was planned according to power. Mom waking up early and grinding masala in the mixie, so that she could face no problems in her cooking if power went off later...Updating all our relatives to not give us surprise visits coz we might not be able to cook non-veg food for them ..coz the electrical appliances would not be of any use for grinding the masala and other stuff ..

It's really a terrible situation out there....Parents wake up their kids at 6 A.M ..and suddenly when they tell them to wash their face in the bathroom..the power goes off..When the working parents have to cook for their kids for the afternoon before they leave for work ..there is no power..Coz if the power goes off at 6 or 7 am..it would only come after 3 hours..And when the parents return from work travelling in those nightmare trains..what do they see..No power yet again...Power goes at 5 P.M and comes only at 8 or 8:30 P.M ...and believe me this is not fixed either..7 Hours of power cuts keep on changing daily..2day power might go off at 5 P.M. , 2row might go an hour earlier or later...How do you plan for all this?

Do the people staying in the distant suburbs want to sing Antakshari daily or have candle light dinner daily...NO....I really don't feel we need to give such silly and stupid reasons for a one hour voluntarily power shutdown..There are people living in difficult and worse situations close by. I really don’t think I would like to be a part of such a movement.. I have already had my share of Antakshari’s and Candle–Lit dinners over a period of 6 years when I happened to be a resident of those distant suburbs..:-)

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Enrique Iglesias - I Have Always Loved You

Since the beginning of time
Since it started to rain
Since I heard you laugh
Since I felt your pain
I was too young, you were much younger
We were afraid of each other's hunger

I have always loved you
There's never been anyone else
I knew you before I knew myself
Oh my baby, I have always loved you

Since we kissed the first time
Since we slept on the beach
You were too close for comfort
You were too far out of reach
You walked away, I should have held you
Would you have stayed for me to tell you?

I have always loved you
There's never been anyone else
I knew you before I knew myself
Oh my baby, I have always loved you
Years go by in a matter of days
And though we go separate ways
I never stop dreaming of you
I have always loved you

When you call it makes me cry
We never made time for you and I
If I could live it all again
I'd never let it end, I'd still be with you
Oh God, I miss you

I have always loved you
There's never been anyone else
I knew you before I knew myself
Oh my baby, I have always loved you
Years go by in a matter of days
And though we go separate ways
I never stop dreaming of you
I have always loved you