Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Monday, July 2, 2012
What is happening to the world around us, or is it just me? Why isn’t “good” – good enough? A rhyme recited by an enthusiastic kid to the bored house guest, just has to been a dramatic – “wow! ” followed by an “amazing”! ……… Really?! You get amazed by a kid singing a 4 line , 16 word poem? A beautiful handbag is “awe” inspiring for you(awesome!!)? Walking on moon is not the only “stupendous” feat achieved by mankind; meeting a project deadline, entering the lift just as the door is about to close or buying a dress at 75% discount are all worthy of being described by the same adjective.
I can't help wondering why meanings of words have suffered such steep inflation? Maybe we want to bridge the gap between the "actual" and "expected" realities.
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
She came, she saw and conquered us all,
never mind the crayon frescos all over the walls.
Some days she is the “super-hero” dressed in pink,
saving the world while sipping her strawberry drink.
So girly, yet drawn more to action than fluff,
Chotta bheem and Transformers are her favorite stuff.
“Bank maasi modder podder dick pock” is the monster in her tales,
Drinking milk fast, kills it always.
The ice-cream is a wonderful invention you see,
not only it tastes good, but kills germs in the tummy for free.
She fancies books with pictures and text,
the airplane security card does the job best.
Her friends must be tired of her incessant instructions,
But li’l girls wear makeup only on school functions.
When she grows up, her mom and dad will shrink,
she will then take care of us like babies, she thinks.
A pink helicopter will be her ride to work,
2 days of work and 5 days of holidays, as perks.
Her birthday every year must have a new theme,
10 is a big number in age, to her it seems.
How can time fly as fast as this?
Born just yesterday and already four, she is!
Friday, February 3, 2012
A guy once told me that Adobe was his dream company. I didn’t understand it then and I still am having trouble understanding what he meant by that. Did he mean that getting into Adobe is such a difficult task that getting there in reality is ruled out for him, or did he mean that he actually dreamt of Adobe? Why? Why would you dream of a corporate house?
So the smug me was all judgmental about this mere mortal and his cheap dreams till I came face to face with reality. Every day I heard(and still do hear) phrases like dream-job, dream-car, dream-house, dream hair, dream man, dream girlfriend(no, not wife), so on and so forth? Probably there are terms like - dream lipstick, dream sofa, dream phone, dream television, dream toys or dream moustache that are in circulation and haven’t reached my ears yet!
All this time I had been considering dreams so sacred and far beyond that I forgot their true meaning. Maybe they are meant to be the carrots hanging at the end of the stick. Difficult to achieve goals, yet not totally unachievable. Just the kind of things that come true if you work hard enough. They are certainly better than my dreams in this sense, cause my kind of dreams never come true, they remain just that – dreams.
So now the state is that when someone talks about their dream of becoming CEO of a company, I don’t snigger. Do I understand such a dream – hell no! But do I judge the dreamer – well, not always J