Monday 28 September 2009

Alone in the crowd...


There are times when you watch,
The world just zips by,
You sit with cupped hands,
Feeling wry.

You sit on the ledge,
And watch the people move on,
With you, yet sans you,
And then they're gone...

Everybody's busy,
Just find something to do...
Doing what you should,
It's just you who's blue...

A shoulder to rest upon,
An ear to put sweet-nothings into,
A hand to hold,
Some words to hang on to...

For all this you crave,
But there's no-one,
Nobody out there,
To whom you could run....

P.S. I'm just kinda bored... *sitting with hands cupped*
Thank you Samadrita for the beautiful awards you've bestowed upon me... :) I will pass them on... just not today... :D




Sunday 20 September 2009

Guantanamo Bay...

Guantanamo Bay... I am sure every person who has even a vague idea about politics knows what it is... It is a detention centre, basically prisoners who are accused of being dangerous terrorists are held there, indefinitely! During Bush presidency and Iraq wars, the tortures these people go through in there had come into the limelight and Bush had been heavily criticised for it. Obama had taken steps to close it down but...
This is a chat between Anurag and me reagrding the issue...
isko pado...

me:wht do u kno about guantanamo bay?
:-w
10:40 AManurag: ye kahaan se aaya :P
me: woh chod ans de
10:41 AManurag: okk... I know that it was a center where all the so called criminals were kept and tortured by the american officials....it was recently closed by B.O to end all the atrocities there :)
me: wrong...
yahi toh prob hai
10:42 AMeven u tht it got closed
americans
anurag: ??
me: when obama sugned an order to close it... it gt publicized world wide
and when SC turned ovr the ruling... kisi ko kano kaan khabar nahi hui
10:43 AM*signed
anurag: so it's still open
me: xactly
and only 6 detainees hv been released so far
anurag: teko kaise maloom ..tu spy kar rahi hain kya :P ...tune kaheen ye padha hogaa...but woh cheez wrong bhi toh ho sakti hain
10:44 AMme: wikipedia
n i m scourging news articles now
anurag: dekho bhai aisa hain
10:45 AMjab bhi koi kaam kiya jaata by any government official or any reform is implemented..there are bound to be some loopholes in it...so this could be one such loophole ...
me: 100%sahi hai point is..... the formew gt publicized so obv ppl tht oh obama is a grt man and stopped following the news story.. the latter at the most got published in some corner chota sa... so majority don kno about it
10:46 AM*former
i agree he can't go against SC or US Congress... but news mein prominent hona chahiye tha na
10:48 AManurag: well if u ask me honestly I don't agree with the relevance of the news...atleast a decision was made to close it....woh toh kiya naa...abhi kuch ho, naa ho ...woh uske haath me thodi naa hain ...give the guy a break ...kya kya karegaa bechara :D
10:49 AMme: oh shut up u r nt his lawyer, he is a well qualified lawyer anyway, and i m nt pointing fingers at him... i m pointing at US
woh bhi Harvard se
lawyer hai
anurag: hmm..waise any plans to go to U.S...u r so anti ..U.S :P
10:50 AMme: i m anti US politics... as a country US has a lot of things which are more than just admirable
esp the fact that i could prob sit in their country n criticize the govt and i can still do it... coz i have a right to speak my mind
10:51 AM
anurag: lol
me: :P
why r u so pro US anyway?
anurag: yeah u should criticize our govt ..why theirs haan?
10:52 AMme: coz it is US which claims to be championing human rights, lashes out at CHina n Korea... apne girebaan mein jhaak kar dekho
10:53 AMIndia does nt run a Guantanamo and so has a right to say that to other countries
anurag: well tu apne jagah pe sahin hain ...but when I look at the other side of the coin ...ur argument falls short
me: explain the other side of coin to me
10:54 AManurag: well dekh abhi srk ko hee dekhle...u believe it was wrong to interrogate him like that right? ..I read ur comment on fb ??
me: well read the blog also then
usme bhi i hv writeen bout it
anurag: lol...haan maine sirf bo hee padha :P
me: pad woh bhi
10:55 AManurag: well see abhi it's only srk who his getting interrogated like that ..it's others too...so why make such noise abt the same....
10:56 AMme: arrey my prob was nt with SRK getting detained it was with "ppl" normal ppl trying to go about their work, getting detained and better read wht i hv written on blog to get a clearer idea
10:57 AManurag: k wait
me: k
anurag: give ur blog link re...
10:58 AManurag: arre kuch toh prob. hain mere chrome ke saath ...u better say kya likha tha :P
me: In the wake of what happened with SRK, I wanted to write a post but couldn't decide where my commitments lay coz arguments from both the sides sound extremely convincing. Infact, if someone asked me to participate in a debate on it, I might speak for the motion i.e. for the justification of the detaining, but somewhere deep, my heart tries to point out Iraq and its jail incidents, it tries to point out to New York(the movie) and how the innocent too suffer, it points out the sham America pretends to be when it champions the cause of human rights, lecturing other nations about it, when time and again there have been allegations that the US has always always acted in its own political interest and I can't say I have found all of them to be false!!!
10:59 AManurag: hmmm
that's true
me: good... nw explain other side of coin
:-w
11:01 AManurag: abbe it's just that the checking and customs and the "rukes" are all in our interest
Rules*
me: weak argument, as I m sure you also realise :P
anurag: /;D
11:02 AMme: yeh kya smiley hai?
anurag: :D
me: i never disagreed upon that... wy do u think i say both sides are convincing...
it is obv security that favors detenion
11:03 AMwhat opposes it wht i m trying to point to...
anurag: I get it re...
me: good
11:04 AMwhich means u can xpect a post soon... on this... n i m thinking of puttin this conversation
anurag: U.S should not dictate terms is what u saying right
me: yup... or if it wants to... better keep their noses clean
11:05 AManurag: yeah ..with all the swine flu around :D
me: abbey
11:06 AM
anurag: but don't u agree with this akansha that
me: that
11:07 AManurag: U.S is a super power and the world needs a country to u know ..hv a say to all the things ..take decisions to issues like environment and others
me: i agree completely...
having a super power to whom others listen is always gonna be good
11:08 AMbut why does it have to keep organisations that r supposed to be international in nature and for the good of the entire world, in its own pockets
take UN, take World Bank, take IMF
anurag: org's like ?
11:09 AMwell those do good to the world...can't deny that...
me: on US orders...
do u kno... US very conveniently overlooked Pak and Afghan activities
11:10 AMwhen it wanted to remove RUssians frm Afghanistan
it was only after RUssians left and Taliban came into power in Afghanistan that US came to "supposedly" its senses and started banning nuke tests n developments
11:11 AManurag: well u know ...If that being the case...why u think others contries don't protest against this "So called dominating force" do u think ?? ...It's coz they see no wrong in that obv.
11:13 AMme: oh right... they see no wrong... dear.. just coz they don publically speak against US doesn;t mean they support US. Japan, CHina, Korea all hv to be given just one single opportunity to get back at the US... all these are itching to be world powers tho Japan is doing it more thru tech n less thru war
11:14 AMchina tries to create problems between countries n Korea unfortunately is too weak at present being embroiled in its internal wars.. communism n stuff
11:15 AManurag: Well jo bhi ho ....I believe ur argument holds fort....but not a strong one....It's anti U.S completely :P
me: it is supposed to be anti US... bewakoof...
:P
and if this is not strong... give me stronger counter arguments then...
11:16 AM:-w
11:17 AManurag: Well u know ....there so many multi cultural ppl living in the U.S..and plus thr hasn't been a terror attack thr since 9/11 ...so the Afganistan and all plicies seem justifiable
11:19 AMme: multi-cultural... read dreams from my father... and the others r nt w/o discrimination... and more so coz the americans fear getting bangalored
terror attacks... yes I give them credit for it...
11:20 AMbut the price innocents r paying... is it so small...
11:21 AManurag: It's not but U can't deny the fact that the U.S is doing other good things for the humanity ..i.e for Global Warming and other environmental issues...the problem with u is u don't seem to give credit when it's due
*where it's due
11:22 AMme: I don giv credit coz I kno more about inside stories dude
Environmental issues... wht do u kno about Kyoto Protocol?
or carbon trading?
11:23 AMor IPCC?
anurag: errr..nothing
me: read up dear...
and try reading between the lines also
11:24 AManurag: how does one do that :P
me: hmm.. WTO ke rules n regulations pata hai?
anurag: btw any plans of giving gre dear...M.S in EE ??
naa
11:25 AMme: nope.. GRE mere bas ki bat nahi...
hmm... yeh toh pata hoga ki they r against benefit of India
anurag: haan
me: ohk.. now obv yeh explicitly toh likha nahi hai... but u kno that n=by reading between the lines
11:27 AManurag: I bought up the gre talk..so that I wanted u to go to the U.S and see how things are ..I hate those kinda ppl who write about things only by7 reading things which could all be baseless...and rumoured
11:28 AMme: hmm... oye chinta mat kar... i'll go to US atleast once in my lifetime
anurag: haha
good
me: lekin
US jaakar bhi...
mujhko wahan ki politics dikhai nahi dene waali hai
coz politics goes on behind closed dooors
11:29 AMhawa mein lehraati nahi hai
anurag: jaise dupatta lehraata hain :P
11:31 AMme: :P
come to the point
sahi hai ki nahi?
anurag: haan true
11:32 AMme: gud
triumphant look
anurag: that doesn't mean u won this "Debate"
11:33 AMme: hmm.. unless you have more legitimate points to add... I have won!
11:34 AManurag: main pakk gayaa yaar :D :D
me: then I win!
\:D/
anurag: and I am off
11:35 AMI want to read ur article though ..to understand it more...and then may be we can debate more competitively
me: ohk
cool with me

OK, let me clarify a few things here... I am not anti US and I am not saying this because some people may conclude so from the post...


I have this habit, especially during one-to-one debates and discussions.... I hold one and only one end of the rope very very strongly, and tug and tug and tug... In short, I pretend to beforsomething to the levels of extreme, just to gauge how the other person will react... ye baat kisi ko pata nahi hai vaise... this is the very first time I am accepting it... ;)


But... all facts stated in the conversation are true as known to me, and their sources are scattered all over the net... this conversation took place quite a few days back and hadn't been put up here up to this point, coz I wanted to discuss this with some more people one-to-one, but I never got around to doing it...


But over the days, I have never stopped following the issue, and there was a story in the Indian Express about a guy who had been taken in there when he was 12 or 14 and he had come out at something like 20... He was released after it was established that he was not-guilty... Imagine... the numbers that are still INSIDE... getting tortured for crimes they did not commit... getting punishments for wrongs they did not do... Obama promised he would ensure these got closed byFeb 2010... and so far steps have been taken for release of only a handful and there are around 200 people in there... And that is not all, there have been allegations that a second Guantanamo is coming up in Afghanistan... the only thing different about it is... its name... that is IT!!!


I would like opinions from others... as to what you all think about the issue...


If someone is further interested in the issue, all you have to do is go and type Guantanamo Bay in Google and there's a plethora of info available... check out Wiki as well...




Wednesday 16 September 2009

A Fall and a Rise...

So the US Open is over again, without me being able to watch a single match (blame my not-so-keen-on-sports-family for not taking those channels on Tata Sky... and exams for not letting me watch 'em on the net!) :(

And yet you wouldn't find a more religious follower... I always open the newspaper from the back page... I followed the triumphs of the injured Nadal surely and slowly making his way through to the Semis... looking pretty relaxed and not very troubled by his abdominal injury, I followed the FedEx rolling on at full speed, crushing people with his sheer grace... I followed every match of Kim Clijsters hoping and praying with crossed fingers that a new champion would emerge in the Women's Tennis... I am extremely bored of watching the Williams...

And then it happens... Kim Clijsters does the impossible, a mum, (Jada is sooo cute... ), a wildcard retruning after two years, triumphs over both Williams sisters amidst loads of setbacks and upsets in the tournaments with top seeds getting usurped... and goes on to win the WOMEN'S TENNIS U.S. OPEN GRAND SLAM... *bows to her* She was my second fav player even back then, when two Belgians, Justine Henin-Hardene and Kim Clijsters ruled the roost... the fav was but of course Justin Henin-Hardene, the fact that she was all of 5'2'' probably helped ;) Seeing Kim back... it would be just toooo great to see Justine back too, nahi?

FedEx... ah, the man so many people bow to, and yet there are people who complain about the lack of humility.... well, not me! I say, you cannot deny the fact that the guy has the right to be a narcissist... (Even his twin daughters are sooo cute...) And yet being outclassed and outplayed by a relatively young and inexperienced guy... it saddened me a bit to see him lose... even though the fact is, that I support Nadal against FedEx... ye partiality kyun... coz I see FedEx as THE Champion and Rafael is THE Challenger... but the records set by Federer are yet unmatched and will remain so till we see a player of his class, his elegance, his grace with a natural ability to do all he does... and I don't mind the narcissism part of it... ;) Till then, he may lose some and he may win some... but to me, he will always remain The King of it all... :D

P.S. The FedEx Nadal pic is just wow!



Monday 14 September 2009

There's no protract...




It wasn't glitz,showbiz
No firework, erk!
It wasn't infatuation,sedation,
No attraction,fascination.

It was liking, a striking,
Shoulda spoken on time, prime,
Woulda made sense, hence,
Life is good, misunderstood.

There's no backing, tacking,
It's exposed, predisposed,
It ain't supposition, preposition,
But it's needed, gotta be weeded.

How long would it last,ghast,
I gotta move, remove,
Step out, about,
Speak out, shout.

Gotta ask, unmask,
Find, rewind,
Accept, be tacet,
React, there's no protract...




Monday 7 September 2009

ME... right now...


OK, I warn you.. this is pure cribbing, please run away if you don't want to read crib!

I am grumpy,
I am moody,
Feeling a nobody,
Warning everybody,
DND anybody...

Feeling low,
Dealing with blow after blow,
Dunno what's the woe!!!
Looking like the Junky Joe,
This is for everybody who wants my status quo!

My head is swimming,
Cauldron of emotions brimming,
Brains gone wandering,
Lights dimming...
The ME... meandering....

I am hurt,
Doesn't raise any red alert,
Makes me inert,
Proves me a subvert,
A pervert!

I need a life,
That doesn't cut like a knife,
Isn't at a strife,
My wounds are rife...
I need a revive...

Utter disgrace,
In nobody's life a place,
A product you easily replace,
Man!!! Gimme some space....
I rest my case.

P.S. :'( :'( :'(
I don't have anything to say... please don't leave crappy comments that don't help!
Cuts like a knife is a Bryan Adams song... Not copying.... it just po(o)pped up!!!