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You Do Understand, I know!

Here I come with all the happiness

Thinking about how to spend my time with you.

And, such is the time that I don't get to see you

I try hard to keep you with me

But you are such a nuisance, who does not be with me.

I miss your very presence, but you are least bothered

You don't understand that I love you.

Why do I always have to reiterate every word of mine?

Are my expressions so hard to understand?

Or is it that you want to be away from all that is yours.

You don't understand that I  love you,

Or should I say you do? but you pretend not to.

Try and understand

As it is not an easy task to do,

Learning, Living and Loving,

all are juxtaposed within.

You have to understand that  I love you,

As I know you do, but you pretend not to.

Do not be heartless,

Do not be ruthless,

I beg thee, understand

Listen to your inner conscience,

Listen to what your heart says,

Let your sense and sensibility prevail,

In the end, it will be your love.

You do understand that I love you

Ofcourse, you do

The Lost Childhood

Childhood has always had a special place in our hearts. It is the time when there are no bindings on us on how to do what. It is the time when we just let ourselves be the way want to be. Nothing to bother about, except going to school, coming back, studying a little bit, playing games etc; on holidays, the freedom to step out wherever we wish to.

Childhood is so not like the times that we face when we are out of schools, suddenly surrounded by responsibilities that have to be met in a positive manner. Once we step out of the boundary that exists between school–life and college-life, we come to face the realities that are far from what we imagined in our earlier days. The competition to get into the best college of the lot, the zeal to survive the years of graduation, the confusion over whether to complete post graduation or settle for a professional course, one out of all this mess, the main responsibility to get into that “dream” job pops up.

How often we feel like stepping back to …

I am..the bird~

I am a bird
who loves to fly
over the limitless sky
who loves when it rains
to sit beside the branch
and nurture thy self
who loves to pick and drop
things that lead to the
making of my house
who loves to lie around
like any other being on this earth
I am the bird
who can traverse across the world
to destinations unknown
to a land of my own
to the interminable end
I am the bird
who will never let
you snatch away
my freedom
freedom to fly
freedom to speak
freedom to lie
freedom to spread the joy
Joy that'll make me smile
make me cry
make me love
make me live
and let me FLY!!!

The Toon World

I was reading an article that was published in the magazine supplement of The Indian Express, called "eye" last Sunday. The article was about how the world of "Toys" have transformed the childhood by introducing the children to the adult world at a very nascent stage. 

The article made me ponder over the fact that it is not the just the toys that have explicitly made children groom themselves like the toys but it is also the Cartoon characters that we get to see on television nowadays. The Cartoons are no longer a means of entertainment for the Children; they have been full of such high-voltage action that the children try to imitate in the normal life.

The likes of Mickey, Donald, Goofy are long gone and have taken the shape of Dragon Ball Z, Power Rangers, Ben10 etc. What baffles me all the more is that now the children are more attracted towards such action packed cartoons and do not associate themselves with cartoons ending with moral lessons anymore.

In the name …

I am..the leaf!

I feel blessed to be a part of this beautiful nature
Sitting on the branch of a tree, I see the world go by
The surroundings change from spring to summer to autumn to winter
I adapt myself to these changes
Just like a human being, I have a life
A life that I lead to make everyone else live
I breathe so that you breathe
The beautiful rays of the sun help me to feed myself
In return, I give back what makes you breathe
I am sometimes a lovers’ love letter
I am sometimes a sweepers’ mess
I am sometimes a religious offering
I am sometimes a blessing
Whatever I am, wherever I am,
I spread happiness
The breeze blows and so do I
To give that one fresh air breathe
That breathes life in the dead.

The Cup of pride

Criticism had begun to pour in since the day India defeated the Windies in the group match to enter into the Quarter finals of the world with a win and confidence boost. Turn on the television, surf the news channels, and one could see players from all across the continents discussing about every teams performance throughout the world cup and how is that going to effect the Quarter finals or the /knock-out stage of the World Cup 2011. It was quite strange to see certain Indian cricketers who had themselves not been as successful as they could have been to be part of the panelists on the news channels. Possibly, that’s the only worth thing that they can do presently i.e. criticize the Indian team’s performance, of which they had been once a part off; however were not able to shine like the stars.

The team that was being seen as the favorites at the beginning of the World Cup were soon losing their sheen of “favorites” due to some dismal performances in the group games despite winning th…

Life With You

My heart skips a beat
when I don't get top see you,
I wait for you, close my eyes
think about you.

My Mind wanders to a land unknown
Where you and I live
a life of our own,
shielding ourselves
from the outside world,
our life pens a musical note
a harmonious one.

Small jerk kicks me out of the world,
I realize, it was a Dream
I crave for the dream to come true
and begin the search for the right notes,
The notes that would be harmonious,
Notes that would connect heart to heart
Notes that would build up our lives.

A Life that would be of Love,
A Life that would blossom into a happily ever after note,
A Life that we would cherish as we grow old together.

Reality Check for the Ruling party

In the wake of several controversies and scams surrounding the ruling government of India, the fact that needs to be pondered upon is what is going wrong with the ruling party. With the Finance Minister pronouncing in the Union Budget that the government was looking towards a more transparent and result-oriented economic management system in India, the fact that only the subsidies to the poor and curbing the wasteful expenditure should be examined is a smaller picture of a bigger realm that surrounds the functioning of the government.

As examined by M.K. Venu in his article "Lessons in Inclusion", in The Indian Express (Dated March 18) reamarks, the bigger picture suggests that the UPA is aware of the "productivity deficit" that is existing in the government's functioning. This productivity deficit, as the writer states, is not just about economic efficiency; it is also about the way the state needs to reinvent itself and its institutions to manage the aspirat…

Libyan crisis deepens, West eyes oil fields

The crisis in Libya is a grim reminder of how freedom can become impotent with the consistent efforts of a ruler who has not lost his will to fight destructively. Since his revolution in 1969, Muammar Gaddafi nationalized the country’s oil wealth and qualitatively improved the standard of living of his people. Libya has the highest life expectancy and highest per capita income on the African continent. The literacy rate among the women is the highest in the Arab world. His grandiose project, the “great man-made river”, which taps water from the aquifers under the Libyan desert and diverts it for the agricultural and drinking purposes, is one of the biggest engineering feats in Africa. The multi-billion project has already succeeded in supplying water to major cities such as Tripoli.

During his radical days, Gaddafi initially supported the Sahrawi struggle for independence only to backtrack in the early 1980s. His ideology at that time was strongly influenced by Gamal Abdel Nasser’s pa…

Japan’s Nuclear Crisis: grim reminder to countries across the world

With Japan’s nuclear crisis set to reach a different high, fears have spread across the world over the radiation spread in the atmosphere. While the countries across the world that had plans of developing Nuclear power stations have now had a setback and are giving a second thought to it.

Anti Nuclear protesters have come out openly criticizing the use of Nuclear power; the protests have been more demonstrative in Germany where Angela Merkel’s government has first suspended the life extension to Germany’s nuclear reactor and then decided to shut down the oldest ones. Russian Prime Minister, Vladimir Putin, has ordered a review of the future of Russia’s atomic energy sector, Switzerland has suspended decisions on plants while Austria has asked for a review of reactors across Europe.
This sort of International reaction was expected.

Agreed, Japan is witnessing a nuclear crisis; however, putting curtains on the existing nuclear reactors or further increased use of nuclear power is not ju…

A View at the realm of affairs

The beginning of New Year saw the people of Tunisia came out in large numbers and showcased a sense of unison in fighting the odds that they wished to conquer over. Such was the magnitude of the month long protest that it led to its president, Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, to flee from his own land and seek refuge in another country. The events though began with the local youths committing suicides amidst increasing unemployment, rising prices of food and petroleum products. The response of the police was brutal, which led to killing of scores of people in firing. Though the mass rallies had begun as a protest to the rising economic issues; the focus took a different turn to the dictatorship, regime corruption and suppression of human rights in the later stages.

The West had been supportive of Ben Ali’s government; it was shocking to see that the United States did not utter a word of condemnation against the police force that brutally fired at the demonstrators. It reacted only after they…

The city moves on

"Everybody is everybody in Delhi but nobody is a nobody," That's what I felt was the punch line of the movie "No one killed Jessica." Based on the real life story of Jessica Lall, the movie depicts the entire episode of the murder of the model in Delhi. There is not an inch of a doubt that all the audiences to the movie had already known what the movie was about to show, but i am sure not many of them would have known the suffering that the victim's family had gone through over those years of fighting for justice.

The movie aptly depicts how the so-called "high class" society of the India's capital survive and have been surviving irrespective of what happens around them; despite the fact that the matter in concern involves them as well. It is indeed impossible to understand the people of Delhi with its increasing mixed breed of people from all across the country. Who is who? here, in this city? no one knows. However, everyone is someone's s…