Monday, October 24, 2011

Life's Tasty Philosophy


When we come to this world, we are possessed with a large, cauldron called the Brain. Over the period that lasts a complete lifetime, we pour memories in the cauldron and keep stirring them to prepare a dish that will be worthy enough to sip, while lying comfortably on our deathbeds.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

'Faith: A Childish Superstition'

'Oh no no no no... no no,' ranted the stout man pointing towards the clock on the wall as if he had seen a monster. 'Who told you to hang the clock on this wall? It's the Southern wall and this clock here can cause great misfortune and most certainly, a death. Move it to any other wall except for the southern. Ram-ram-ram. Highly inauspicious.'
The pundit wore a Kurta and a Dhoti, so white that he looked like a brand ambassador for Tide washing powder. He continued to scrutinize each and every element in the room, watching suspiciously at even the smallest of things - the door knob, the nail on the wall, the hair on the floor, even an ant crawling up on the wall carrying a piece of rice. The middle-aged woman, most interestedly, looked at the pundit as if he were the reincarnation of her most sacred deity. Her son, however, looked perplexed and vexed by the unwanted visitor who was finding faults in every corner of his room.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

'Do you know what is Kutta?'

The clock in the workshop struck 9. The clock was right above the entrance gate. Every Monday at 9 o'clock, the hour hand and the minute hand came perpendicular to each other, marking the start of a very boring couple of hours. The workshop was manned by a South-Indian foreman, who liked to call himself a Lecturer. His south-Indian accent and Veerappan-like bushy mustache, with only the ends chopped off, made him look like 'George of the jungle' whose sole purpose was to make fire. Jagga was a disciplinarian and demanded absolute punctuality during his classes. It was Monday again and he expected no different from his workers(students).
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