Friday, July 31, 2009

Imagine (I did this tag.)

Well, I am jobless. hahaha Read on if you are jobless, too. :P

If someone says ‘Is this Okay’? You say?
You're Beautiful - James Blunt.

(Who you? Eh?)

What would best describe your personality?
Shiver - Coldplay

(Don’t you shiver… I’ll be waiting for you! – I am reliable, I suppose.)

What do you like in a guy/ girl?

Not Romeo Not Juliet - Bryan Adams

( True true.. How very true!)

How do you feel today?
Bridge Over Troubled Waters - Simon and Garfunkel

(Did I play the bridge somewhere today?)

What is your life’s purpose?
If I let you go – Westlife

(I don’t think I shall let you go.)

What’s your motto?
O Re Pia - Rahet Fateh Ali Khan (OST Aaja Nachhle)

(Hmm. * wonders *)

What do your friends think of you?
Junoon - Abhijeet Sawant
(Yes, I guess they think I ‘junoon’ personified)

What do you think of your parents?
Everything Fades Away - Poets of the Fall.

(Everything fades away…you both don’t J)

What do you think about very often?
Paint My Love - Michael Learns to Rock.

(Hmm. Do I? A, you hear me?)

What is 2+2?
Late Goodbye (Max Payne Theme) - Poets of the Fall.

(Yes sometimes 2 and 2 make miserable goodbyes.)

What do you think of your best friend?
Falling Down - Avril Lavigne.
(Yes hold me as I fall down.)

What do you think of the person you like?
Parachutes – Coldplay

(Yes yes… Be my parachute *smiles*)

What is your life story?
Forever - Jesse and the Rippers.
(My life story is immortalized..YEAH!!)

What do you want to be when you grow up?
Pichle Saat Dinon Mein - Rock On!!

(Errr.. As usual I am confused.)

What do your parents think of you?
Live Forever - Oasis.

(Na na… I don’t wanna live forever.)

What will you dance to at your wedding?
Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds - The Beatles.


What will they play at your funeral?
Rise - Eddie Vedder (OST Into The Wild.)

(Yes my soul will rise people.)

What is your hobby?
Naked - Avril Lavigne

(WHAT?! No I don’t like roaming around naked)

What is your biggest secret?
I'll Be There For You - The Rembrandts.

(Is that even a secret??)

What do you think of your friends?
Shine On You Crazy Diamond - Pink Floyd.

(Don’t worry… you all will keep shining and glowing in my company..)

What should you post this as?
Imagine - John Lennon.

(Imagine how much time I spent on this instead of doing something constructive… hahaha!)

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

i let you touch my body one last time,
last monsoon.
But your manhood had not seeped
down to my soul.

this year i am only rainkissed,
and peeled naked by the sky.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

If I were...

Anjali and Natasha tagged me. So here goes.

If I were a beginning, I would be: the beginning of a circle.
If I were a month, I would be: september.
If I were a day of the week, I would be: thursday.
If I were a time of day, I would be: dusk.
If I were a planet, I would be: venus.
If I were a season, I would be: the interim between monsoons and retreating monsoons.
If I were a sea animal, I would be: sea horse.
If I were a direction, I would be: east.
If I were a piece of furniture, I would be: a cupboard.
If I were a sin, I would be: lust.
If I were a liquid, I would be: raindrops.
If I were a fraud/scare, I would be: the exorcist.
If I were a gem, I would be: amethyst.
If I were a tree, I would be: a cactus.
If I were a tool, I would be: a hammer.
If I were a flower/plant, I would be: a rose.
If I were a kind of weather, I would be: cloudy.
If I were a musical instrument, I would be: strummed too often.
If I were an animal, I would be: a killer whale.
If I were an emotion, I would be: envy.
If I were a vegetable, I would be: carrots.
If I were a sound, I would be: the sound of raindrops at the windowpane.
If I were an element, I would be: earth.
If I were a car, I would be: a rolls royce.
If I were a song, I would be: be played on rainy evenings.
If I were a food, I would be: chicken tandoori.
If I were a place, I would be: paris.
If I were a material, I would be: lycra.
If I were a taste, I would be: salty.
If I were a scent, I would be: elizabeth taylor white diamonds.
If I were a religion, I would be: peace.
If I were a sentence, I would be: "don't leave home."
If I were a body part, I would be: the neck.
If I were a facial expression, I would be: a smirk.
If I were a subject in college, I would be: literature.
If I were a shape, I would be: a circle.
If I were a quantity, I would be: a little toomuch.
If I were a color, I would be: purple.
If I were a thing, I would be: a novella.
If I were a landmass, I would be: europe.
If I were a book, I would be: a cross between the alchemy of desire and the kite runner.
If I were a monument, I would be: the leaning tower of pisa.
If I were an artist, I would be: the one with a million colours.
If I were a collection of poems, I would be: twenty love poems and a song of despair.
If I were a watch, I would be: the one that turns back time.
If I were God, I would be: perfect.
If I were a vowel, I would be: A
If I were a consonant, I would be: D
If I were a formula, I would be: the formula for success.
If I were a Science, I would be: psychology.
If I were a theory, I would be: the theory of evolution.
If I were a famous person, I would be: too busy to do this tag.
If I were an electronic equipment, I would be: an ipod.
If I were sport, I would be: brainstorming.
If I were a movie, I would be: into the wild.
If I were a cartoon, I would be: captain planet.
If I were an explorer, I would be: in faraway lands.
If I were a scientist, I would be: a disaster.
If I were a relation, I would be: the one without a name.
If I were a river, I would be: a seasonal one.
If I were intoxication, I would be: vodka on the rocks.
If I were alone, i would be: traveling.
If I were a question, then I would be: "do i know me? "
If I were a hobby, I would be: writing.
If I were a habit, I would be: difficult to let go off.
If I were in an atom, I would be: neutron. completely neutral.
If I were an end, I would be: the end of love.
If I were you, I would be: taller.

Monday, July 13, 2009

the purge.

we have this quadrangle in the hostel. the place we dry our clothes. if seen from the sky, the quadrangle would seem like the rectangular figures in the math textbooks of class ten where we had to find the perimeter and area of the given figure. add x metres to the length, subtract y metres to the breadth - add, subtract, multiply, divide! calculate and purge the mind.

somehow, the quadrangle too seems to be something that helps in calculations. emotional calculations. we go round and round to add, subtract, multiply and divide emotions. alone, in dyads, in groups - it doesn't matter who goes, or what she thinks about, the person always ends up calculating. emotional calculations. talk-think, talk-think. walk-talk-think...

i have walked around the quadrangle many-a-times. sometimes alone. and often with people i only claim to know. and we purge our minds.

today i walked again. with someone else this time. love. friendship. self-pity. battles with the self. organ transplants. death. rain. the city. people. love.

the best thing about the quadrangle is that it is not judgmental. we talk to forget. we listen only to purge. it is a cycle. talk-think, talk-think, walk-talk-think-listen-purge. purge-listen-think-talk-walk.

today we walked and breathed in something more than just moonsmoke as the desire to play with the raindrops washed our faces. later i sat up in bed with a bowl of soupy noodles, millions of thoughtpuddles and an unfinished book.

there shall be no sleep tonight. only just rain.
We became different people in different settings.

Aristocrats in the bathroom.
Plebeians in the kitchen.
Students on the veranda.
Adulterers in the living room.
Lovers on the dining table.
And in the bedroom partners and soulmates.

And in doing so we discovered that the greatest lovers are not those who are blessed with constancy and sameness, but those who never stop changing. Those with the gift of being different people at different times.

- Tarun J Tejpal, The Alchemy of Desire.

And if I may add, the book is overwhelming.