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February 28, 2005

A Fair-weather Friend (Part II)

P and V finally made arrangements to meet at their local coffee shop. V felt a flutter of apprehension as she approached the doors to their once regular hangout. She recognised P straight away and vice versa; neither of them had changed physically, at least. They sat down at their regular table and ordered their drinks.

They began to talk and, to V's surprise, in spite of any bitterness she felt towards P, their conversation was surprising relaxed and bore traces of the casual banter which had been their trademark. Although both were slightly reserved initially, less than an hour later, all barriers seem to have dropped and they conversed candidly. Both apologised to the other for misunderstandings and being stubborn. When they finally left to go home, they hugged each other warmly and promised not to lose touch again.

And as for V, she was glad that she decided to go ahead with the meeting. Things would never be back to the way they were, but to expect that was unrealistic. They had both grown older and wiser, and learnt from mistakes. Their friendship would definitely need some work but she was confident that they would get there eventually.

At least some stories have happy endings :-).

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February 26, 2005

Remember

This is one of my favourite poems. I know it is a bit depressing but read it anyway. I will endeavour to post something more upbeat tomorrow :-)!

Remember me when I am gone away,
Gone far away into the silent land;
When you can no more hold me by the hand,
Nor I half turn to go yet turning stay.
Remember me when no more day by day
You tell me of our future that you planned:
Only remember me; you understand
It will be late to counsel then or pray.
Yet if you should forget me for a while
And afterwards remember, do not grieve:
For if the darkness and corruption leave
A vestige of the thoughts that once I had,
Better by far you should forget and smile
Than that you should remember and be sad.

By

Christina Georgina Rossetti

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February 25, 2005

Just One Thing To Say

Someone once wronged you; performed the ultimate betrayal, according to you at the tender age of 17. Your entire belief system was shattered and you thought that you would never get over it.

A few years later, you had forgotten the betrayal and its specifics. You had moved on taking the lessons of the incident with you and become, what you hoped, a stronger person. On the other hand, the betrayal had plagued the wrongdoer consistently over the past few years and lost her one of the most valuable people in her life. Looking at the whole situation in retrospect, in the wider scheme of things, you had emerged victorious.

The victor has only one thing to say - Ha-ha!

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February 24, 2005

If You Love Someone...

Original Version

If you love someone,
Set her free...
If she comes back, she's yours,
If she doesn't, she's never was....

Pessimist:
If you love someone,
Set her free ...
If she ever comes back, she's yours,
If she doesn't, as expected, she never was ...

Optimist:
If you love someone,
Set her free ...
Don't worry, she will come back.

Suspicious:
(1) If you love someone,
Set her free ...
If she ever comes back, ask her why.
(2) If you love someone,
Set her free ... but get someone to follow her
(3) If you love someone,
.... are you sure you love that someone?

Go-getter:
If you love someone,
Set her free ...
If she comes back, she's yours,
If she doesn't, go get her !

Hunter:
If you love someone,
Set her free ...
Don't even wait whether she comes back,
go hunt her down!

Impatient:
If you love someone,
Set her free ...
If she doesn't comes back within some time forget her.

Patient:
If you love someone,
Set her free ...
If she doesn't come back, continue to wait until she
comes back ...

Playful:
If you love someone,
Set her free ...
* If she comes back, and if you love her still,
set her free again,
repeat *

Lawyers:
If you love someone,
Set her free,
Clause 1a of Paragraph 13a-1 in the second amendment of the
Matrimonial Freedom Act clearly states that....

Bill Gates:
If you love someone, Set her free,
If she comes back, I think we can charge her for
re-installation fees but tell her that she's also going to get an upgrade.

Biologist:
If you love someone,
Set her free, She'll evolve.

Schwarzenegger's fans:
If you love someone,
Set her free,
SHE'LL BE BACK!

Insurance agent:
If you love someone,
Show her the plan ....
If she ever comes back, sign her up,
If she doesn't, keep follow up with her and never give up!

Religious

If you love someone, set her free...
If she comes back, it was God's will...
If not, she was probably a Child of Satan

Aggressive
If you love someone, set her free...
If she comes back, she's yours...
If she doesn't, stalk her until she does

Analytical
If you love someone, set her free...
If she comes back, she's yours...
But determine why she came back

Carefree
If you love someone, set her free...
If she comes back -- OK...
If not -- Oh well!

Egotist
If you love someone, set her free...
She'll come back soon enough...
Once she realizes she had the best

Paranoid
If you love someone, set her free...
She'll never be back though...
Everyone has turned her against you!

My personal favourite

If you love someone
WHY IN THE FIRST PLACE SET HER FREE???
CARELESS IDIOT!!!

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February 23, 2005

Author of Own Misfortune??

I have a friend who is going out with a girl who is not the same religion as him. In fact, as far as religions go, they belong to two of the most contrasting religions in the world. But inter-religion relationships do often work, so that is not the issue. In fact, I myself am witness to a successful inter-religion marriage within my own extended family.

The problem here is that they both know that their relationship has no future. Her parents would kill her, and I'm not exaggerating when I say this, if she were to broach the topic of marriage to him. And his parents wouldn't kill him (for failure to catch him first!), but I'm pretty sure that they would disown him at any rate. They both know that a messy break-up is inevitable and yet prefer to settle for instant gratification rather than deferred gratification. Cruel as it sounds, I don't really care what happens to her, as she is not my friend and, no doubt, she has friends of her own to provide her with moral support when they finally break it off. However, I do worry about him. He is someone who can be best described as filmi. One knows that when they end the relationship, he will lock himself in his room, grow a beard, listen to his collection of depressing Hindi songs all day and start leading a 'Devdas-like' existence. His friends will then have to break down the door to his room, forcibly peel him off the floor and help him rebuild his life. He is aware that this kind of conclusion to their relationship is inevitable and yet continues it in blissful denial. I suspect that he is even looking forward to playing the tortured hero in the film of his life! 

The level of clarity with which we can see the shortcomings of others and never our own (naturally, this applies to me too!) never ceases to amaze..

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February 21, 2005

Gujarat comes to The Royal Albert Hall

Gujarat comes to The Royal Albert Hall

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February 19, 2005

So Many Thoughts

I have so many thoughts about the various things I could write about but don't really seem to have the inclination to transfer them on to my blog. I must and will do so soon.

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February 17, 2005

Untitled

Rejoice, and men will seek you;

Grieve, and they turn and go;

They want full measure of all your pleasure,

But they do not need your woe.

Be glad, and friends are many;

Be sad, and you lose them all -

There are none to decline your nectared wine,

But alone you must drink life's gall.

By

Ella Wheeler Wilcox

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February 14, 2005

Procrastination

He slept beneath the moon

He basked beneath the sun

He lived a life of going to do

and died with nothing done.

James Albery

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February 12, 2005

My Little Secret

One of my closest friends is seeing this amazing guy but it's all very hush-hush. No one's really allowed to mention it in conversation or get excited about it because she doesn't want to tempt fate in any way. So, here I am, venting my elation for her on my blog. She is one of those really special people and I can't think of anyone who deserves this happiness more than her. Here's wishing her all the happiness and success in the world.

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