Monday, July 28, 2008

Wait a While

If you feel
the sun's troubling you,
wait a while
I'll bring the shadows along.
If the clouds pour
too much rain
or you continue to feel the pain,
wait a while
cos' we can start
all over again,
it's a cycle nonetheless
for we follow
days and night,
if there's a wrong
lying somewhere is a right;
and if it's not
within the sight,
wait a while
I'll reach for it.
Sooner or later
this sea
will turn a tide
for that time we abide
with love and patience;
till then
let's take a stroll
someone out there
knows it all,
and if you get tired,
feel less desired,
wait a while
cos' journeys and roads
never end,
and time;
Time is always a friend,
it wont cost you much
so you can have a smile
I'll make it to you
for sure,
Just wait a while.

Friday, July 25, 2008


It was not that I was always like this, but one fine day I thought, well why not, after all most of the people are like that anyways. So I donned on this mantle of being the impatient bloke who wont be the first to lay down, the first to compromise. Impatient, cos I didnt wanted to undure the pain and more so, I wanted things to be resolved fast; if it has to, it better be fast or else I dont bother.
Not that it was easy to be this way, like getting rid of any other habit, and adopting other, is a painful exercise, so was the case here. I would think, well whats the point in being this way, it doesnt make yougreat nor the other person small. But perhaps, in my case, the point was never about feeling great or making someone feel small; point was not to make oneself feel victimized. Cos' U may bend down thinking, well its not a big deal; but others, they dont look at it that way. They think you are too soft, they start taking you for granted. Humbleness and humility were never the cherished virtues anyway, they were in fact bookish qualities, qualities you always find much appreciated in books but seldom witnessed exercised.
Anyways, I started being the way majority are, life seemed so useless initially, afterall these were in direct contrast to the way life and its philosophy had been so far. But then I realized, life always felt like that, even in cases when people didnt acted according to the philosophy; my philosophy of life which laid so much emphasis on these bookish virtues. And gradually, I started feeling more at ease with this change, so much so that I sort of not adopted it but also absorbed it. The other, earlier theoretical, ideal philosophy; it seemed as though it was never a part of me. In fact, in due course of time, I even forgot about existance in books. I became the true citizen of the world, the way most of us are. Obviously, being in harmony with the rest meant that there were now lesser conflicts of self and otherwise and soon I grew inert to conflicts. They might have tried to occur a few times, but they got suppressed, first forcefully and then naturally.
Now I am happy, I am comfortable, nothing in the world worries me anymore, I think I have attained Nirvana of sort, all the things and happenings that bothered or displeased me before, are no longer a cause of worry. Yes, this must be Nirvana, cos it took penance of a different kind, after all to be able to give up your natural ways, isn't that as creditable a task as penance of any form.
And this thought gives me immense satisfaction, cos now I see the point why everyone else aspires to be this way. After all mankind will probably be saved from lots of misery, if all can think and believe this way. Since the transformation is already in place, I being the latest beneficiary, I get this feeling that it not far when the world will go back to being the harmonious world it always should have been, it always wanted to be.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Scenes From The Festival Of India

Saturday was a day well spent. The ISKCON society of Copenhagen organized a Festival of India which turned out to be great fun. It also conveyed nice message about adopting Vegetarianism and not harming the animals. The festival, as one would associate with India, was full of colours; including great dance performances, some funny plays and a hilarious Magic show amongst the chants of Hare Rama, Hare Krishna keertan to which all ended dancing to, tranced perhaps for thats the magic music creates :)
The festival celebrated Lord Jagganath's Rath Yatra with the God's Rath (Lord Jagganath's Chariot) being carried around the city in the same fun filled, joyous and festive manner as it is in the holy city of Puri. The procession started from the Kogens Nytrov and ended up at Radhuspladen, the city square where all the remaining events took place.
The sky was overcast and it rained quite heavily during the function, but the crowd response was awesome, just like the festival. Here are some of the pictures from the event. I have some videos as well which I will be posting later :)

Lord Jagganath, Balram and Subhadra

Scenes from the Procession (Lord Jagganath's Rath Yatra)

Kids on the Rath (The Chariot)

TOI or FOI, Nothing beats 'Free Food' if you want to attract the crowd :)

The Rain god then decided to shower his blessing, people took shelter wherever they could; even beneath the stage. Of course there were some lucky ones with umbrellas; and as for myself, well I decided to enjoy the raindrops for its been a while being soaked in the heavenly waters.

Now some pics of Ras Bihari Devi whose Bharatanatyam performance was brilliant and probably the top drawer of the event.

Audience flocking Radhuspladen

Ever soothing keertan

Hari bol, hari bol, hari bol, hari bol

There were some pretty faces as well :)

and not just that, it attracted audience of all kinds :)

Play - The Intellectual and The Boat Man

The festival concluded with almost everyone was dancing to the chants of

Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna
Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare
Hare Rama, Hare Rama
Rama Rama Hare Hare

Monday, July 14, 2008

Tales of Today (A Song for My Darling Loneliness)

Coding is the flavour of the day; not headbanging, thats due to the algorithm (which is yet to figured out, in its completeness). If I dont bang my head, its due the headphone from which constantly circling are Rabbi's new songs from the album, 'Avengi Ja Nahin'.

I guess woh nahi aayegi, reasons are best known to Rabbi, but in real life she seldom returns. You can ask me why and I would say experience, 'Unnees, Unnees, Unnees, Unnees, Unnees, Unnees, Unnees ............... Unnees, Unnees, Unnees, Unnees, Unnees, Unnees baar'.

13th was Bhabhi's b'day, tomorrow it will be Appu's. Till last year both were celebrated together, this year one has already been through and the other will be through too, soon; sans me.

Loneliness, be my darling today,
Solitude is a game I want to play.
Will take you in my arms
and I will dance the night away
with you.
Loneliness, will you be my darling tonight
we'll see through the wrongs
we'll see through the right;
Tomorrow may not be in our hand
and I guess you understand.
Loneliness, be my Darling
for its now
that I have your craving,
for its now that I have your need,
I sing this song for you
so wont you heed?
Like everyone else,
dont exist to cease;
Loneliness, be my darling, please.

Hmmm that turned out quite impromptu :) Well, enough of this one darling, I need to go back my headbanging darling, after all I am paid to be with her.....