Thursday, April 24, 2008

mad world

gary Jules...mad world.

All around me are familiar faces
Worn out places,
worn out faces

Bright and early
for their daily races

Going nowhere,
going nowhere

Their tears are filling up their glasses

No expression,
no expression
Hide my head
I want to drown my sorrow

No tomorrow,
no tomorrow

And I find it kind of funny
I find it kind of sad
The dreams in which I'm dying
Are the best I've ever had
I find it hard to tell you
I find it hard to take

When people run in circles
It's a very, very
Mad World Mad world
Children waiting for
the day they feel good

Happy Birthday, Happy Birthday
And I feel the way
that every child should

Sit and listen, sit and listen
Went to school and I was very nervous
No one knew me,
no one knew me
Hello teacher tell me what's my lesson
Look right through me,
look right through me

And I find it kind of funny
I find it kind of sad

The dreams in which I'm dying

Are the best I've ever had
I find it hard to tell you

I find it hard to take
When people run in circles
It's a very, very
Mad World
Mad World
Enlarging your world
Mad World.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008


My tiny flame...

I lit a tiny fire,
a wee lil' flame,
to burn nine nights,
praying peace came.

I asked of Him,
watching the vapor coil,
give Dad much needed vim,
long is his toil.

give Mom freedom,
may her worries abate.
give my sister wisdom,
as she does lucubrate.

watch those precious to me,
distanced from my sight
sincerely i ask of Thee,
protect them with your might,

so i lit a tiny fire,
a wee bit of flame,
even when things seem dire,
happiness came.

i keep careful watch
fill it with sesame oil,
clean its wick,
sleep with an open eye...

...for my hopes lie
in the endurance of my flame
nine nights it musn't die,
till joy and goodness came.

Saturday, April 05, 2008

Navratri or the Festival of Nine Nights from Ashvin Sud 1 to 9 is devoted to the propitiation of Shakti or Divine Mother. She represents prakriti, responsible for creation of the world according to the religious ideology of Goddess worship.

There are two interesting legends or epics associated with the history of Navratri and celebrated across the country with great reverence and faith taking on different names and idols.

Battle of good over evil

so tomorrow starts navratri....the festival of nine days.this year,I've decided to fast all nine days...meaning only fruits,milk grains or such derived products and no SALT!which is the hardest part for me....also this year I've resolved to keep my hot temper down...way down no matter hw much I'm goaded,or provoked...this year,I'm getting some semblance of peace out of navratri.and some detox as well.and a lot of blessings.lets hope all goes well!

Thursday, April 03, 2008

GhEe soaked lovin'

today my Dad's adoptive mom,my Dadiji,called me over for first i hesitated.mostly cos I'm still on my weight loss crusade and i don't want to rock the boat.Knowing Dadiji...she would feed me the most delicious parathas in the WORLD.Apart from a great many decades of experience,what made them so irresistible was the large quantities of ghee...she kneaded the dough in ghee,used copious amounts in cooking top it all...while she was serving the paratha,she put a generous tablespoon of home churned butter on each of them.welcome to heaven on earth...

She and my dadaji are well into their 70s and 80s.they've been eating this way for their whole life diets,no cholesterol worries,no power walks,no obesity issues,no heart disease fears for them.while most of medical science would agree that this kind of diet can kill in a minute,they are living proof to the contrary...and they are not the only ones to be doing so.

HOW?if i had the guarantee that i would live that long,I'd stuff myself every single day with parathas as delectable as the ones i had today.I'd tell my mom to quit worrying and eat as many chips she wanted and put oil on dad's rotis and tadka in his daal,even when their are no guests.
i wouldn't count calories even over a piece of biscuit.or avoid bread like the plague.I'd tell nikhil he could have as much butter e wanted on his toast and it wouldn't stick to his arteries and damage his heart eventually.

how do they do it?i know they work around the house and etc.but still!
people from those days lived longer for all our knowledge and sophistication and medical advances and anti-lipid medication,the average age of living is around 63yrs.

please please an explanation is needed!
i know there wasn't much stress back then ,but I'll bet whatever they had was enough to deal with.they had hordes of kids for one many age ranges.i know of crying kids.and screaming kids.and kids when they're not toilet trained.Its enough to make a grown up weep.
they did most things by hand.but they did have pot bellies too.what about all that abdominal fat being terrible and it landing on Ur heart?how did they still live so long?can't we just figure that out?