Friday, May 30, 2008

What's in the loop?

"Members of one of the world’s last uncontacted tribes have been spotted and photographed from the air near the Brazil-Peru border." - Survival International.
Doesn't this word : uncontacted, shake you up?
What's in the loop?
This is.
Catchy, charming and doesn't loose you out in the middle.
Chuck the video and do listen to those words.
Simple and straight.

The best part of the song is of course.... the 'Aditi' bit.
Use of an actual name somehow makes it much more personal and effective.
Remember any other songs, that did this?

This Rashid Ali fella, is nice.
The BJP takes Karnataka comfortably.
And I sigh in relief.
I would, even if it were Congress.
Who wouldn't, after all the drame-baazi of the last coalition govt?
But accept, we have to, I guess, that coalitions, those patched up wood-works that wobble after each step are here to stay. Like those suited men seated in lit studios say, the days of a single national party taking the majority (in the parliament) are probably over.
Like those who like to make grand statements say, maybe no single party can hope to actually represent the much too diverse nation and its interests.
Oh representation be damned. Do we want a functional government or not?
Or do we want a Karunanidhi with a few seats dictating the country's FDI policy and the left holding the govt at gun point?

Strong regional parties hint at robust democracy, may be.
What about the ailing national parties?
Like those wise men say, for bad or worse, we need them, healthy and strong.
At least if you want the govt to get time to do its job, apart from balancing the delicate coalition machinery.
I love this term : delicate coalition machinery. Show me the man who coined it.
What do you reckon will happen this time, monsieur?
Had enough chokes this year and I don't think my feeble heart can take any more strokes.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

yeh lafz hai, jo aakhir mein, kam pad hii jaatein hain...

"I am over it"
"Yeah, I know"
Both bursted out laughing.
Jack and Jill.
He let her be the stronger one...
That was all he could do,
to keep her from falling apart.
aahein bhar kar, lafzon ko taal diya tha,
zara hans kar, woh lamha kaat diya tha,

magar ab kudh se kahan bhaagein hum?!
yeh kambakth raat kaise kaatein hum?!
duaayein maangi thi berukhi ki..
ab bhi ehsaas se yeh lagaav kyu hai mujhe?

duaayein maangi thi bekhabri ki..
ab bhi mukammal chaahat ki pehchaan kyun hai mujhe?
Hai itna kehne ko, kii khud mein nahi samaatha.
Yeh lafz hai, jo aakhir mein, kam pad hii jaatein hain.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Of the dog that everybody loves...

Tall words with flowery meanings...
is what we get, when people talk about Life.
Doesn't it all, in the end, come down to this,
Finding a way to prolong your good moods and shorten your bad ones?!
You can't miss something you din't have, they say.
I wonder, again, if they underestimate the monsters 'If' and 'Maybe'.
Words that have driven people to both, hope and despair.
You know there is a reason why, guilt, of all mainstream emotions, is the most exploited.
Simple, it works.
And manifests itself in curious ways.
You misplace a mobile today and the next day you are on-time for the class.
I have been hearing a certain Mr. Modi mouthing things like, how the IPL is the baap of manoranjan and mother of all reality TV.
I object, adhyaksha! Lets not get carried away, shall we.
Its not so easy to dethrone Indian poilitics, especially when elections are around. I am sorry to inform you Mr.Modi, but you seem to have no choice but to settle for the second spot.
On the other hand, my dear readers, I would like to recommend a soap starring Obama and Clinton. Its a prime time blockbuster! No kidding.
People have been skeptical of the IPL's success.. here's why, I think, IPL will work.
-The Knight Riders actually came in to the field with gold colored hemlet and pads on.
Contrast that with the white and it kinda sums up everything IPL stands for.
-My mom thinks its cool that Ishanth and Ponting should play in the same team.
-In every drawing room fight between K-serials and News channels, IPL is likely to emerge the winner.
Ever since painting its home red, we have been left wanting and waiting.
Its been long, but its back, and with a promise - Happy To Help.
ADs are wonderful things aren't they? Whoever said commerce and creativity don't go together!!!
Often, we look back at past in embarrasement.
Grown up, have we, since then?
Or have we merely lost the capacity to appreciate that moment for what it was?
jaagthe jaagthe, ek umr kati ho jaise,
jaan baaki hai, magar saans ruki ho jaise,
koi fariyaad, teri dil mein dabi ho jaise,
tune aankhon se, koi baat kahi ho jaise,

har mulaakat mein, mehsoos yehi hota hai,
mujhse kuch, teri nazar, poonch rahi ho jaise.

Movie-Tum Bin
Music-Nikhil Vinay
Singer-Jagjit Singh
Lyrics- Faiz Anwar

There is a thing about lines like these,
if you don't read them right, it just spoils all the fun.
It's the pause, stupid!!!

(in case that rings some muted bells; Yes, it is inspired from the 'It's the economy, stupid!'.)