December 06, 2018

On Twenty Years Ago, again...

We're less than 48 hours away from our school reunion, and this one's special!

8th of December marks the 20th year reunion of the Hindu Senior Secondary School's class of 98 ( If you passed your XIIth from there, as I did) and at first approximations it looks like the quorum is going to be well past the 50 mark. That's a lot of folks making the pilgrimage back to our alma mater given that there's a really huge percentage of folks stationed overseas.

A huge huge vote of thanks is in order for those who've devoted a huge amount of time and effort to make this happen. It will be a crazy party and an awesome get together, I'll get to meet a lot of peeps after twenty years, some even longer given that there's folks coming who were classmates till Xth, VIIIth, etc..

But the true icing on the cake will be the chance to meet some of the most dedicated teachers I've ever had the privilege of learning under ( I can say this with some basis having studied at 3 different schools across Mumbai and Chennai - with two stints at HSSS, Indiranagar, Adyar)

Will update this blog later sometime this week with pics from what promises to be a hugely rewarding and rejuvenating journey down memory lane...

November 13, 2018

An Ode to Cleopatra...

To darkness' questions, light shall attempt an answer,
Scarce else in all this cosmos is equipped to scale,
The summit of the climb the questions pose...

To the stench of our daily lives, even a bloom can rejoinder,
Nothing putrid nor fetid nor rank stands a chance,
Against the seductive virtue of a fragrant tuberose...

To Caesar's fervid anxiety to comprehend and still this entirety,
Only one force will deliver resolution,
There is only one Cleopatra in all this unending infinity,
As everyone but Cleopatra knows...

April 18, 2016

On my mind right now

Ya Nizamuddin Auliya
Ya Nizamuddin Salka
Kadam Badha Le
Haddon Ko Mita Le
Aaja Khaalipan Mein Pee Ka Ghar Tera
Tere Bin Khaali Aaja Khaalipan Mein
Tere Bin Khaali Aaja Khaalipan Mein

Rangreza, Rangreza, Rangreza, Ho Rangreza
Kun Faaya Kun Kun Faaya Kun Faaya Kun Faaya Kun Faaya Kun Faaya Kun
Kun Faaya Kun Kun Faaya Kun Faaya Kun Faaya Kun Faaya Kun Faaya Kun

Jab Kahin Pe Kuch Nahin Bhi Nahin Tha
Wahi Tha Wahi Tha Wahi Tha Wahi Tha
Jab Kahin Pe Kuch Nahin Bhi Nahin Tha
Wahi Tha Wahi Tha Wahi Tha Wahi Tha
Woh Jo Mujh Mein Samaaya, Woh Jo Tujh Mein Samaaya
Maula Wahin Wahi Maaya
Woh Jo Mujh Mein Samaaya, Woh Jo Tujh Mein Samaaya
Maula Wahi Wahi Maaya
Kun Faaya Kun Kun Faaya Kun
Sadaq Allahu Al Ali Al Azim

Rangreza Rang Mera Tann Mera Mann
Le Le Rangaai Chahe Tann Chahe Mann
Rangreza Rang Mera Tann Mera Mann
Le Le Rangaai Chahe Tann Chahe Mann

Sajra Savera Mere Tan Barse
Kajra Andhera Teri Jaan Deewa
Sajra Savera Mere Tan Barse
Kajra Andhera Teri Jaan Deewa
Katra Mila Jo Tere Dar Barse
O Maula, Maula
Kun Faaya Kun Kun Faaya Kun Faaya Kun Faaya Kun
Kun Faaya Kun Kun Faaya Kun Faaya Kun Faaya Kun Faaya Kun Faaya Kun
Kun Faaya Kun Kun Faaya Kun Faaya Kun Faaya Kun Faaya Kun Faaya Kun

Jab Kahin Pe Kuch Nahin Bhi Nahin Tha
Wahi Tha Wahi Tha Wahi Tha Wahi Tha
Jab Kahin Pe Kuch Nahin Bhi Nahin Tha
Wahi Tha Wahi Tha Wahi Tha Wahi Tha
Kun Fayakun Kun Fayakun
Sadaq Allahu Al Ali Al Azim
Sadaq Rasur-Hul Nabhi Hikari
Salallah Hu Alayhi Wasallam
Salallah Hu Alayhi Wasallam

Ho Mujhpe Karam Sarkar Tera
Araj Tujhe Kar De Mujhe
Mujhse Hi Riha
Ab Mujhko Bhi Ho Deedar Mera
Kar De Mujhe Mujhse Hi Riha, Mujhse Hi Riha
Mann Ke Mere Yeh Bharam
Kachche Mere Yeh Karam
Leke Chale Hain Kahaan
Main To Jaanu Hi Na
Tu Hai Mujh Mein Samaaya Kahaan Leke Mujhe Aaya
Main Hoon Tujh Mein Samaaya Tere Peeche Chala Aaya
Tera Hi Main Ik Saaya Tune Mujhko Banaya
Main Toh Jag Ko Naa Bhaaya
Tune Gale Se Jagaya Haq Tu Hi Hai Khudaya
Sacch Tu Hi Hai Khudaya Aa
Kun Faaya Kun Kun Faaya Kun Faaya Kun Faaya Kun Faaya Kun Faaya Kun
Kun Faaya Kun Kun Faaya Kun Faaya Kun Faaya Kun Faaya Kun Faaya Kun

Jab Kahin Pe Kuch Nahin Bhi Nahin Tha
Wahi Tha Wahi Tha Wahi Tha Wahi Tha
Jab Kahin Pe Kuch Nahin Bhi Nahin Tha
Wahi Tha Wahi Tha Wahi Tha Wahi Tha
Kun Faaya Kun Kun Faaya Kun
Sadaq Allahu Al Ali Al Azim
Sadaq Rasur-Hul Nabhi Hikari

April 13, 2016

On the Chess Match of the Gods


Feynman compares our quest to understand nature to observing a chess match between Gods
As all chess players know, it is far easier to understand the rules of chess than to select the best move in tournament play.
Nature's "GAME" is much more complex than chess. Perhaps we will never understand precisely why everything happens, but a good first step is to try and understand the rules of Nature's game: Nature's fundamental laws. 
                                                                         ~~~~ Robert Piccioni ( Physicist )












March 11, 2016

On winning from within

Life is hard. 
Life is earnest. 
Life can challenge us all. 
Even the toughest amongst us.

Don't let it. 

Don't let it get you down. 
Don't go down.
Do Not Go Down.
Stay up.

Don't let the odds life stacks against you bother you or even slow you down. 
Beat the odds.
Win the game from within.

What a great AD from Gatorade. Featuring one of my all time favourite sports icons - Lionel Messi.

Watch the Ad HERE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtLlmL-mxaI


#WinFromWithin