Monday, August 08, 2011

Until we meet again…

I would never understand what is ‘good’ about goodbyes. Never. Yes, people say we need to bid goodbye to someone before you meet again. I have read that a goodbye is required to say a new hello. But why do we need to say goodbye in the first place when it hurts so much?

May be I am a little emotionally challenged, as I really feel the pain when people close to me leave. Or for that matter, when I lose something. I remember I cried like mad when I lost my phone in an auto. God knows how many times I cursed that auto-wallah! Ouch…that still kind of hurts.

And when it comes to my friends/colleagues, I cannot take it easy. I have worked at many places, have met so many people and have made many good friends along the way. But never ever was this goodbye business so tough and frequent like it appears now.

I cried buckets when a few friends/colleagues quit. But then life did not stop. Its just that little part of my time that I used to spend with them, that reminded me of the void. I continue working on my desk and when I turn around, ya I miss those familiar faces and comforting voices.

I still do get sad when I hear about someone leaving the workplace, may be I do cry when they share the news with me but now I see the picture beyond. I know if we are good, this is not going to be the end. This is just a turn on the road that we are taking and we will be meeting at the next crossing soon. And I even realise that I am getting stronger with every such incident. Yes, I still cry but now I am better prepared to deal with it. Almost every time.

Archiiee and Shay…I miss you guys a lot and Bose, well, am not gonna cry when you leave as that would just dissolve what all I learnt from you…

And to end,

Goodbyes are not forever.
Goodbyes are not the end.
They simply mean I'll miss you
Until we meet again!

Thursday, August 04, 2011

Bored and disillusioned from…the news and newspapers!


There comes a time every few months when I really don't want to look at the newspaper. Same crap news churned out the same way, on almost every page. Last time I faced this was just before CWG 2010, for obvious reasons.

These days, nothing else is consuming the 20 odd pages of the paper than:

Anna's vs Govt's version of Lokpal Bill, Anna's threat of going ahead with the fast, Baba Ramdev and his antics, Digvijay Singh’s 2 minutes to fame by making comments like ‘Rahul Gandhi is capable to become India’s next PM’ almost every month, CWG ghosts and Kalmadi, Yeddyurappa’s love for Power, 2G scam featuring Karunanidhi clan, Karunanidhi blowing hot-blowing cold over his continuation in the government, Hina Rabbani’s upscale dressing sense, India handing out yet another set of documentary evidence of 26/11 to Pak, a rape bid in distant village of MP, Mayawati inaugurating one more statue of hers, some robberies in West Delhi, a case of honour killing in a remote village of Haryana, hiked prices of petrol and diesel followed by opposition forcing government to do a rollback, umpteenth time adjournment of Parliament because of inflation and corruption, a royal wedding, a stupid PIL submitted in a court to put stay order on some movie/lyrics of a song, critics making the heroes out of our cricket team one day and then ripping them apart the next day, some slow progress on long pending cases like Ayodhya, 1992 Bombay riots, 2002 Gujarat riots and not to forget, skeletons of 1984 bloodbath after Indira Gandhi’s assassination…so on and so forth…

I mean, I know I can’t start writing my own newspaper nor can I control what happens in the country. But what I would really like to read are the different perspectives on the same recycled news, how those affect me. I would like to see the lesser explored and exposed areas of India in ink and paper. 

But what really is the cherry on the cake story amongst the many frivolous stories in the newspapers is the result of a research, done at some European university, which reads as ‘Men do not think about anything other than sex’…!!! Whoa!! Touché!!  :D