Monday, January 11, 2010


Ironic- We bargain with a poor vendor selling caps on the road, but we pay exorbitant prices for a simple t-shirt in a Nike showroom..

Beautiful- The sight of a baby cow suckling milk from its mother, the sight of a tired body resting peacefully under the shade of a huge tree..

Amazing- A 150 year old banyan tree still standing strong in spite of all the years, experience and the torture that it might have gone through..

Love- When your eyes meet his for a flicker of a second and no words are required..

Dumb- To not tell the person you love that you love him/her..

Pain- To not be able to establish contact with your best friend when you need her the most..

Path-breaking- The genius who must have thought of the idea of having a scare-crow in his field to drive birds away without actually being present all the time..

Friday, January 8, 2010


Ever experienced a touch as pure as the touch of God? Ever experienced the feeling of complete love when a small head rests safe and secure on your shoulder? Ever experienced the feeling of complete humanity when a small finger tugs at your hand... All this and so much more can be felt, realized and experienced all in one go- when you are with a baby.
The miracle called life is at its infant stage. They are probably the purest people on the planet. Purer than anyone of us and closest to God.
Not only infants, even small children. They knowingly and unknowingly teach us so many things. For example, my 4 year old sweetheart (my neighbour's son) taught me the Gujarati alphabet and he even taught me how to shoot an arrow out of a bow!
No ego hassles, no malice, no mind boggling mind games and an absolutely amazing window of eyes to look at this world. That is a child for you! Sometimes I just wish I could go back to being a baby, or at least be with a baby forever and ever! That is perhaps the only way I could forget about all the difficulties I faced and return back to innocence...