Friday, August 20, 2010

New way,new life

I read a story once where the troubadour killed the big bad rancher with three shots through the heart.A saucer would have covered it.The troubadour said that it was the guitar playing that got his fingers so nimble.


None,except I got myself a guitar.With a mean hard case.And plectrumswithbeatlefacesonnit.Hope it helps me become less dysfunctional over the next 15 months.

I'm 18, new city, got the rest of my life ahead of me to do whatever I felt like.
I'm 22,new city , got the rest of my life ahead of me to be whatever I felt like being.
I'm 25,new city,I need a second chance at it again.

"Now you're telling me you're not nostalgic
Then give me another word for it
You were so good with words
And at keeping things vague

Cause I need some of that vagueness now
It's all come back too clearly, yes, I love you dearly
And if you're offering me diamonds and rust, I've already paid "
Judas Priest covering Diamonds and Rust

Monday, June 14, 2010

Bin Tere

Sometimes you just want to blurt and damn the consequences.

Must give Hemmingway a break.Move on to the Whore of mensa.

Sometimes you feel that all of technology is a waste, you are reminded too often of what once was.Easier without the whole linked interweaved bandobast.

Sunday, May 09, 2010

Where you can't see the sky

So well , this is it.Since I was in Mumbai for the last couple of years ,lets list out the most brilliant things done here.Not in any particular order though:

1.Since there was a marked depletion in the kind of food available i.e. no 25 buck Kebab magic shwarma roles,i spent my time exploring local particular, malwani,bohri and parsi food.For avid meat eaters I would specially recommend the eateries around bofri mohalla with their stupendous complete meals with paya soup, barah handi khichda, Arabi roti, nihari , rogan josh.And to top it off with chocolate nithai, gulkhand and an absolutely sinful malai khwaja at the Suleimani Mithaiwala at Mohammed Ali Road.

2.The Tandoori Rann Masala at the "Shalimar".

3.Spent the evening watching yachts from the terrace bar at the Strand Hotel near the Radio Shack.

4.Radio Shack's Blueberry pies.

5. Seen the night close in on Mumbai from the Qila on Worli Koliwada.

6. Rested over at CST after a night out with french rap pouring out of our ears.

7.Spent an hour convincing the mamus that we had really gone there just for some air.

8.Fell in love on the Bandra promenade.And next at the Zoo.Good places for that.

9.Scooted off to Goa every Labour Day.

10.Worked for a few days at a night shelter and saw true grit in the face of adversity.Realised how difficult it is to teach first-generation learners.

11.Hogged away in all parts of mumbai, old and Navi ;discussing with fortifying fluids, the same old things that engineers do at such times.

12.For Parsi food, I prefer Brittania.The berry pulao is something that has been perfected there.

13.Walked into a bollywood shooting inadvertently at 4a.m., to find Harmaaan Baweja and other android.(Lovestory 2050)

So well I've eaten, danced and worked like a dog.Wonder whats next?
Things would be easier only if... ...

You've been a'messin' where you shouldn't 've been a'messin'
And now someone else is getting all your best
Well, these boots are made for walking, and that's just what they'll do
One of these days these boots are gonna walk all over you

Sunday, January 17, 2010

The Unman

Maybe the world's gonna end , what is the droog to do ?
He's gonna learn to dive.
He's gonna learn to dance.
He's gonna play the Rachmaninoff.
He's gonna find something meaningful to do.
He's gonna fly.
He's gonna write his first draft in Goa.
He's gonna fill his emptiness of the conversations long lost.

Maybe all of that won't happen but moloko ki kasam , I viddy them all.

You make me real
Lately I just can't seem to believe
You make me real
Discard my friends to change the scenery
Strong as i feel
It meant the world to hold a bruising faith
You make me real
But now it's just a matter of grace