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Chennai's Carnatica revelry!!!
Hello from Chennai!
Yea, its special to be in Chennai in December for all the right and wrong reasons...
The tsunami, MGR death, Floods of 2015, Vardha cyclone of 2016 and worst of all Amma's untimely death.
As if to make up for all the natural calamities and to soothe the strained hearts, Chennai more than made it up with its mellifluous music and visually delightful dance dramas.
Those men and women, old and
Recently, read an article. A much circulated one, in social network.
Its all about, if we wish to be a carrot, an egg or a coffee bean. The conclusion says, we should be like coffee.
This has been in my mind for sometime now. Pondering more, here's what I felt.
This is my own personal interpretation - with all due respect to the writer, who first wrote the article.
Carrot goes in the hot water hard, comes out soft.
Egg goes in fragile and comes out hard.
Where are those golden days...
As I listen to a good old hindi song "Jaane Kahaan Gaye Woh Din"....I sing along drifting away in thoughts.
Its yet another scorching summer time at Chennai.
Blazing heat and perspiration running down from forehead to little toe.
Sitting in front of my PC in a high rise apartment, I wonder and drown in nostalgia.
Summer vacations meant joy, happiness, enjoyment.
It used to be
That cute little girl at the corner store
All of 3 or 4 years old, in a cute frilled frock, this cute little girl was walking out of her house towards the corner store.
Fluffy hair tied in a pony swaying in the air.
Pink socks and pink and white shoes neatly belted, she was walking brisk.
Her little fingers were tucked in her frock pocket, a shining gleam on her face.
As she approached the corner candy store her face became
So, What colour is your blood??
Is it even a question to debate? you ask...
True, all of us are born with red blood.
But, is it really that uniform, unanimous??
Red has always been associated with energy, passion, ambition, determination etc.
Close home, its always been an imagery and illusion of poverty, hunger, suffering and calamity.
Is that why the same blood becomes so un affordable for the poor...