Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Chugging Along

I have a friend that writes the most beautiful posts on her blog. When I read them, I feel clean and alive. I am inspired to use my senses, to experience everyday beauty, to believe in the best and to trust.

And soon enough I'm torn away. Plugged back in. Again and again, producing to specifications. Reporting my utilization.

I keep waiting for things to change so I may be alive. tomorrow i tell myself..maybe in a month..definitely once I quit this job..perhaps after I've found my calling.

And then I realized..I've started to be believe i am the machine they want me to be.

Its not my circumstances that need to change, just my stances.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009


I am off to find my mountain. A place the only god I know lives in. Praying my resolve and my back stands upto it. I can't wait to see my dear beans reaction to a place thats as beautiful as her dreams. I hope this will be a before and after event for me. An inflection point of life.

Monday, August 3, 2009


some mornings i browse
your lives
on social networking sites
examining photo albums and blogs
of all you wonderful people

and you seem so desirable

in expertly framed pictures
chronicles of a good life
in places designated exotic
mindful arrangements of a hug and smile

in slideshows of self-happy
perfectly constructed euphoria
and careful status messages
to reflect just enough of reality

snapshots- like a veil
that reveal only the necessary
hiding the truth and ugly
sometimes both at once

Tuesday, July 7, 2009


Black light that scorches the soul
and a sunscreen prescription

Wednesday, December 31, 2008


Heard Somewhere: The years rush by, it's the days that are hard to pass. This new year-looking forward to a life more lived!

Monday, March 31, 2008

Damn these Traffic Diversions!!

Why are the Chennai City Traffic Planners drawing their inspiration from the Infinite Improbability Drive*? Someone explain to me why driving from Point A to Point B, now requires me to pass through every conceivable point in every conceivable universe along the way?!! Oink!!Oink!

*Douglas Adams on the Infinite Improbability Drive
"The Infinite Improbability Drive is a wonderful new method of crossing interstellar distances in a few seconds; without all that tedious mucking about in hyperspace. As the Improbability Drive reaches infinite improbability, it passes through every conceivable point in every conceivable universe almost simultaneously. In other words, you're never sure where you'll end up or even what species you'll be when you get there."

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Hole in my Soul

Something’s not right with the world. I wake up feeling restless, mind struggling to reclaim a junkyard of experiences, heart gasping for breath like some fish out of water, searching….always searching, for something that’s missing.

For what Godammit? Searching for what? I keep asking myself. Why these long melodramatic dialogues to self? Everyone else seems happy enough going through the motions of life. What’s your problem?

My mom calls it ‘pseudo-intellectualism’! “You think too much. I've always told you to stop studying. You should have become an airhostess ” she advices. I look stunned. “You need a baby- It’s your biological clock acting up” someone adds helpfully. “You need to love God- I can’t believe your parents brought you up without any belief” diagnoses my homeopathic doctor. I go back to my musing.

I wiki ‘Meaning of Life’. The first few lines are reassuring. “For thousands of years, men and women of every age, race, and culture have sought to understand the meaning of life”. I see that everyone from Plato to ‘The Offspring’ have had an opinion on the subject. Mmm.. Wiki even gives space to my own personal view on the subject “Life has no meaning, but as humans we try to associate a meaning or purpose so we can justify our existence”. Wiki is helpful.. to the extent that information overload can possibly be. There are no answers. I feel breathless again.

J krishnamurthy… I suddenly remember that my dad used to sport a book on his teachings at one time. Those were the days I was convinced we had nothing in common except some DNA. I Google J Krishnamurthy. He says, “Man cannot come to [truth] through any organization, through any creed, through any dogma, priest or ritual, not through any philosophic knowledge or psychological technique. He has to find it through the mirror of relationship, through the understanding of the contents of his own mind, through observation and not through intellectual analysis or introspective dissection”. I read the lines again.

I’m telling you- He is a pseudo-intellectual. He will confuse you even more ” pronounces my mom smugly. “Just like your dad”. Thanks ma.

I wonder if my mom has any answers. She goes for Bhajan once a week, claims she miraculously finds solutions to her problems by opening random pages of religious books and watches Baba Ramdev contort his body parts on Astha channel.

I hear the faint notes of an electric guitar and a muffled voice growling (can’t call it singing) about disfunctionality and despair. It comes from my brother’s room. My mom shakes her head. She looks worried.

I am out of ideas. I am tired. I recall a few lines from an old Aerosmith song. “There's a Hole In My Soul, That's been killing me forever. It's a place where a garden never grows”.