Sunday, February 28, 2010


Let us have little humour on this HOLI day.

A man running roadside eatery in a remote hilly area was hauled up before a judge for mixing horse meat in chicken sandwiches. Judge told him if he told truth a lenient view might be taken. The man confessed that he did mix horsemeat as said. Judge asked him the quantum, he replied it was 50 – 50. He was fined $ 100.00 and let off. On coming out one of his clients told him that there was hardly any chicken in the sandwiches and how did he say 50 – 50. He replied “ I have told truth. It is 50 – 50, one horse to one chicken.”

A city bred boy got married to a girl from rural area. The marriage was held in village church. In the reception after marriage he told guests that he did not know what a cow looks like till he got married.

A spaceship carrying two astronauts, one male and one female, landed at a planet expected to be inhibited. Sure enough they were greeted by local aliens and surprisingly they could communicate. While being taken through their camp, they saw female species stirring thick liquid in huge pots over fire. Some of them increased speed of churning. They asked their guide as to what was happening. They were told that females were making babies. At one spot they saw a female churning frantically and a tiny alien baby emerged from the pot. They were asked how did they make babies. They explained but aliens did not understand. So they agreed to give a demonstration. At the end of the act, aliens asked as to where was the baby. They told that it will take 9 months for the baby to come. Alien showed surprise saying “ Then what was the hurry in the end.”

Tuesday, February 23, 2010


Tongue –fu Lady ( wellmylifemyway) in her post “Emosanal Attyachar” had written that a person falls in love due to feeling of loneliness. She had given logical reasoning. This post is not to contradict her. Her post set me thinking what is love and how does it happen. In my comment to her post I had said that I would write a post on this. Unfortunately I got busy as a very close friend of mine had some problem and was very depressed. I had to spend time with him to see that he does not take any unwanted step. Now that he is in much better frame of mind, so here I am with post I promised. I will share with you about his problem later in a post.

There have been numerous persons who have written either in verse or prose about love and have tried to tell what is it. And there are many more who are doing it even today. They all talk about ROMANTIC LOVE, like that of Romeo & Juliet, Laila & Majnu, Heer & Ranjha and the like. In my opinion LOVE is an emotion which leads to a strong bond between two bodies. Why I have not said “ Persons” is because I have been saying many a times that LOVE is of many hues. Just to name some love relations – Parents love for children and vice versa, siblings love, friends love, love for pets, love for country, love for one’s vocation, love for one’s organisation etc etc. And what we mostly think when love is mentioned is the ROMANTIC side. So I will confine this post to that category.

Now having tried to say what is LOVE, let me explore how does it happens. Initially it is just attraction. One sees some one who appeals to his or her eyes then he or she wishes to get introduction. Once they meet it takes a little time for feelings of love to surface if the conduct of the person is likable. As the time progresses his or her love gets reciprocated due to behavior to make good impression. Some may call it love at first sight but I maintain it is attraction which turns into love with time.

Having given my perception of falling in love, let us see what are the types of love one may feel. First is physical yearning which is nothing but LUST. Once that gets fulfilled, love takes a back seat. Next is POSSESIVE , in this the person wants to control his or her partner’s life. This leads to a lot of differences and in most case the one loved so feels suffocated and desires to break free. Last is TRUE or PURE love in which you wish to share all happiness or things of life with him or her. There will be certain amount of physicality but that does not become prime reason. One feels to spend time with his or her beloved. Everything seems rosy and dreamy when in company of each other. Anjuli (maybeiamaddicted) has described it in her post “Are movies reflection of life” very aptly saying that in such love one does not want “ Him or her to be mine” but wants “self to be his or her”. I have taken liberty changing the exact words but essence remains the same. If you have this feeling, you have achieved what many keep wanting. And such feelings do get rewarded. I am sure she will find this kind of love.

I am grateful to both the young ladies for their views on love and hope they do not mind my using their thoughts. Another young lady who needs mention is Ki as her posts on relationship showed a lot of maturity for a girl so young as she, I do not know where has she disappeared to.

May I request you all to add to these thoughts of mine?

Saturday, February 6, 2010


I think I will take up another tag which I remember. Preeti Subramanian had also tagged me some time ago and I promised that I would take it up a s a p. As per rules of the tag one is supposed to tell 10 honest things about himself / herself. Difficult one as once again I have to speak about myself. I think in this I will tell what may be good, bad or ugly.

So here it goes –

1. I have been trying to control my short temper but still can not when I see our younger grandchildren doing something which may hurt them in the presence of nannies or other family members. Or can not find something needed urgently because it has been moved from it’s usual place. I know I could point out that neglect in normal way but that seems to have no affect.
2. I just can not withstand hypocrisy and have been sarcastic at times to persons who indulge it this. It has harmed my relations at times or even caused me financial loss but I can not change.
3. I enjoy 3 – 4 “Chhotta” Old Monks with water in the evening but maintain that enjoy your drink and do not let it enjoy you. Whenever I feel craving for a drink in the evening, I give it up for a week or more.
4. I do tell a lie sometimes but that is in the same way as narrated in
“ Mr Know All” a short story by Somerset Maughm.
5. I have a soft corner for girls. I know some of you may feel this old man has gone round the bend but it is because they are always at the receiving end. I wish to see them with equal standing.
6. I am a dreamer. I always have a wish to leave some sort of legacy behind.
7. I have lost out on awards number of times due to manipulation of my rivals but have never tried to counter it as I feel satisfied with my own achievements.
8. I never have forced my will on our children as I feel that they should take their own decisions. I have been labeled a softee by some relatives. However when I find them going wrong I just tell them to resolve issues in proper manner.
9. I love to see everyone living in harmony and feel sad at bickering for silly reasons which are just figments of mind.
10. I feel very angry at persons who try to use divisive ways to gain their selfish motives, be it at lower lever or national level. If I could even help it I would like to see them suffer due to their own madness.

I think it is enough of EYE ( I ) problem. I am not tagging anyone but leave it to those who wish to take it up.

Preeti, hope I am honest enough.

I do have a hazy recollection that there are few more friends here who had tagged me, please do give me clue so I can take those up also.