Thursday, June 6, 2013


"Miles of worries won't get you as far as one inch of action."

Sunday, January 20, 2013


                                                                   - author unknown!

So true these simple profound words. In the heat of the moment it is easy to say anything that comes to mind! However once the words are said, they can never be unsaid .... and can never be taken back!

Friday, January 18, 2013

Heights of annoyance:

Driving on the the main street you see a person waiting impatiently to cross the street. Every other driver is obvilious to the fact and continue to drive on. You decrease your speed and come to a halt. The person is surprised and looks at you as though to inquire whether you are serious about giving her a pass to cross the street. You nod - beckoning for the person to cross.

The person gives you a haughty look and then walks aross the street - slowly - moving her feet as though it is weighed in gold. It is a now a walk on the seashore where time is of no concern to anyone - she looks up, down and everywhere but your car.  And the only thing you can do is wait- strum your fingers against the steering wheel and wonder when people can exend to you the same courtesy that you have extended to them.

(Don't know if this has happened to you but to me it has - heaps of time. Have stopped my car and waited for pedestrians to cross the street (as I should - pedestrians overall should have the right of way especially on the zebra crossing) only to have them give me a smug look and walk slowly across the street - dragging their feet!!)

Monday, January 14, 2013

Silent voices

In the darkest of the night
the only sound there is –
is the silent voices in my head

Far from continuous drone of TV
and idle chatters
Away from the bustle of life
and trivial matters
In the dark of the night
it is just me
and the silent voices in my head

Voices that speak loud and clear
that weigh my thoughts
and every action
that weigh my deeds
and every inaction.
So no matter to it all
the friends and the work
and the business of everyday living

In the end it is the silent voices
that I must reckon with
in the blackest of the night.

Thursday, January 10, 2013


You wander often in my dreams
Fragments from my distant memories
Like images in a kaleidoscope
At once clearing my vision
And clouding my thoughts
Filling me with a deep longing
A yearning in the depths of my soul
For something that would never be
For something that could never be

In this illusionary world of dreams
Your warm breath mists my thoughts
Your presence fills me with warmth and hope
And when it is time for us to part
For our story to come to an end
A deep sadness fills my being
A yearning in the depths of my soul
For something that would never be
For something that could never be

Tuesday, January 8, 2013


winter is here
with its chill.
freezing mornings
frosty nights
red noses
frozen fingers
steaming breaths...

 and what joys!
hot steaming cups of tea
reading near the bukhari
crackling wood
smoky breaths
and orange
fresh, sweet orange.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

It has been so many months since my last entry. Somehow time seems to just fly by. I got caught up in my day to day activities and despite my efforts to write on a more regular basis - I somehow forgot to write. I even forgot that I had a blog!

Its good to be back again though. Good to be in a place where I can occassionally pen down my thoughts and reflect on my life and write about the things I see around me and what they make me feel.

Its been great to look back at my past entries and to see the things I felt at a certain stage in my life and think about where I'm heading. Very often we are so busy - just moving without taking the time to reflect or think about wh ether we are truly happy about where we are going. So that me for today - just reflecting....