March 18, 2011

Something like Love

They say that all women become like their mothers. And that, probably, is true. I’ve been around long enough to see quite a bit of my Grandma (or is it the other way around?). And the similarities between her and my mother are striking. It’s one of those things that are hard to explain. You can see it, but not place your finger on it. And yet, I think my mother was different. Very. And truth be told, in some ways I hope I don’t become like her…

March 15, 2011

Ifs & Buts

“Hello? You still there?”
“We need to talk…somewhere, in private. How about the beach? It’s a weekday and it’d probably be less crowded.”
“Ok then. See you there. At 6:00, then?”
“Yea. Ok…”
The call got disconnected even before he could muster anything.

This was inevitable. He saw it coming from a mile away. There were the tell-tale signs and a few outbursts. Yet it did not make its arrival any more acceptable than when he’d initially anticipated it.


March 10, 2011

Have(n't) you noticed? - #4

The ‘signs’ of changing times…

Do you use your debit/credit card? To shop? By showing it over the counter? At a grocery store? At a supermarket? A retail outlet in a mall? In another of those ‘swipe’ procedures? Duh! 

Wondering why I’m asking these silly questions? Tell me, how many times have the cashiers verified your signature on the slip (to the one at the back of the card)? Or even check if it’s signed, in the first place? Wait… let’s make that how many times have the cashiers bothered to wait for you to really sign, before they hurriedly handed over the slip and your cover(s)? How many times have you quickly motioned to put the card back in it’s place (your wallet/purse) with the cashiers prompting you to wait for verification before you did so? I bet that it’s almost zero.

Have(n't) you noticed? - #3

Tring Tring!

We know that with the advent of cellphones the ‘normal’ trings trings are just passe. But it’s not just famous movie songs, bhakti geet, cute-kids-reciting-even-cuter-poems and the standard Nokia or Sony Ericsson ring tones that are popular now.  

Ad jingles! Who knew?!

March 7, 2011

To That Tear...

Why do I suspect that you will rise,
even before I detect the quiver on my lips?

Why do I feel that my heart will explode,
only because I can see you approach?

Why do you also blur my mind,
though I do know you will blur my vision?

Why do you neglect my appeal to resist,
to be strong, to be bold, to desist; and yet you persist?

Why do you not atleast try,
to save yourself for some worthier cause?

Why do you bring all your friends along,
into that long, needless free fall?

To that tear, 
and the ones that followed…