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If You’re Happy & You Know It, Clap Your Hands!

January 16, 2009

[Applause]

Two weeks into the new year and it’s been great so far. Here’s mostly why. [Bullets, btw, have got to be the best thing that happened to lazy bloggers!]

  • The Project 365 – which is coming along pretty well so far. It’s super fun, I get to bug a lot of people and I’m actually learning. Incentive enough, no? Photos here and here.ย 
  • Kurkure Desi Beats. It just replaced Bingo Mad Angles as compulsive junk food [the rare times when I do eat]. They really are the same thing, but I like the Kurkure flavours better. Much better! ๐Ÿ˜›
  • Cult-fests! We won our first DumbC of the year – at WCC. Which is brilliant, cos we [my team] are currently not-amazing and we played w/ pretty competetive teams. On the other hand, we won even last year but the rest of the year was horrible. Fingers crossed!
  • Naruto Shippuuden and Dattebayo. The first for making Friday/Saturday mornings so much more fun, giving me something to look forward to every week and generally being awesome. Not to mention being able to bug him w/ spoilers. ๐Ÿ˜€ The second for providing excellent subs and for making anime-watching so much better! But they’re stopping Naruto subs now – I’ll miss you DB! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ
  • Also been watching an average of 5 films per week, which is almost the frequency of my film-obsessed days. Lots more downloaded and unwatched. [Big, happy grin]

All this is clear evidence that I’m running away from the fact that it’s going to be a year of big exams and even bigger decisions. Escapism suits me fine at the moment. :-/

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Ferris Wheel Rides

January 1, 2009

A little high, a little low. A little fast, a little slow. 2008. It’s been a great year – one of much happiness and many fond memories. ๐Ÿ™‚ And yes, I’m having a sudden bout of collage-love.

2008

As for 2009, I ask nothing of it. I’m making no resolutions, nor any plans. One thing I AM doing is finally beginning my Project 365 – a photo a day everday of the next year. Hopefully, I don’t let the idea fizzle. The photos will be up at my Flickr page and also at my new photo-blog Yellow Wonder Wall. [Anybody who laughs at the name earns my instant displeasure.]

Here’s wishing all of you a good and fulfilling year! ๐Ÿ™‚

Opacity

December 30, 2008

I woke up to parched lips and a chill in my bones. Madras wasnโ€™t used to awaking amidst frigid mornings. It was strange and disconcerting. The nip in the air was almost physical, lightly stinging any bare skin, the coldness clutching at my chest.

Infinite blanched skies
Breathed deeply, exhaling mist
Cosmic smoke rings drift.

I Wish I Was Like You, Easily Amused

December 20, 2008

I string words together and they glitter, false and transient, like meteors. Ripples of feeling stir through me and I dream. Faces and colours float up like flotsam, and my lips curve into a smile, the muscles in my face flicker, while I pose with somber dignity before the mirror, unchanging, mummied, almost extinct.

– Sasthi Brata, ‘She And He’

This almost perfectly captures the non-writing phase I’m going through. I’ve lost the temperament to write long and rambling prose. Brevity is my new best friend. Not so good for the wannabe writer, I think. There used to be a point of time, when I used to carefully put down in writing many of the thoughts and conversations I had. I can’t remember when I stopped. Looking at those scores of MS Word documents, I’m surprised at my own diligence.ย 

Every now and then, an empty vacuum gnaws at my innards and I feel guilty. I want my muse back. Soon. I used to be a fiend for words. Still am. Only, it doesn’t seem to translate into tangible writing. Sloth. Impatience. Excuses.

Title – All Apologies By Nirvana

La Dolce Vita!

December 15, 2008

Abstruse. Barcelona. Capricious. Dylan. Entropy. Flair. Gabbar. Hyperness. Icosahedrons. Jiggly-wiggly. Karma. Loveโ€™s Labour Lost. Maggi. Nostalgia. Oblivion. Pseud. Qatsi. Random. Spaced-out. Tempest. รœber alles. Vincenzo. Wicked words. XX. Yin-Yang. Zonked.

December Children!

December 10, 2008

Happy Birthday to a warm ray of sunshine, to one of the most passionate writers I know. Happy Birthday, Sharan! ๐Ÿ™‚

And to V, whose birthday was yesterday. V, you’re the yin to my yang, the cheese to my crackers, the champagne to my strawberries. The one person who will go crazy with me and the one person who’ll sit with me by the sea saying nothing at all. Here’s to you. ๐Ÿ™‚

Fetish

December 5, 2008

Red couches, crossed legs
Half filled grids, half empty cups
Camaraderie.