Archive | September, 2006

You’ll never die !!

I came to Vayalar with the first red rays of the morning – to meet you. Those old days – days of commitment and sincerity,in Cherthala when blood spread over the mud and loose sand.When the flag was as red as blood, days of the martyrs. I came looking for you on one of those […]

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Wines, Bottles and Plato

I knew that old wine in a new bottle is betterthan an old wine in an old bottle but not as goodas a new wine in an old bottle. But to clear my doubt whether the new wine in a new bottle is betterthan a new wine in an old bottle, I invited Platofor a […]

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In the line of fire

Pakistan’s self appointed Head of state and erstwhile coup leader Pervez Musharraf has released his autobiography ‘In the Line of Fire’.Key excerpts from the book has been published by BBC, Khaleej Times,NDTV,Pakistani Dawn,Jang and Guardian. I feel a few things he has said might be funny – like toppling a democratically elected government or mowing […]

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Dancing in Bali

In Bali is this danceform,performed by the ocean’s shore. Scores of enchantresses and surreal men dance around in perfect harmony to the tune of the waves wading into the island, their vibrant costumes fluttering in the wind. They enact the ancient hindu epic of Ramayana, which tells the story of how a beautiful young princess […]

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A Glimpse

A Glimpse, through an interstice caught,Of a crowd of workmen and drivers in a bar-room, around the stove,late of a winter night–And I unremark’d seated in a corner;Of a youth who loves me, and whom I love,silently approaching, andseating himself near, that he may hold me by the hand;A long while, amid the noises of […]

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Your holiness…Pope..

what have you done ? No it doesnt matter that Vatican apologized and then your holy self said ‘sorry’ – what is needed is a complete apology by the Byzantine king and if possible by Constantine himself . They are dead by now ? ok, then can we have miracles….see , Paleologus will have to […]

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It’s just about time

(Just about time I’m feelin’ blue tryin’ to get over you) Maybe it’s just about time I told you I’m all through with youBut just about the time I start to tell you I start feeling blueAnd just about then I lose my nerve and wait another day or twoCause just about the time I […]

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We will enter the Splendid cities

Before I begin this poem,You want a moment of silenceYou mourn now as if the world will never be the sameAnd the rest of us hope to hell it won’t be.Not like it always has been. T’was another beautiful tuesday evening when the comrades would meet with the principal to fight with her on all […]

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A Moment of Silence

Before I start this poem, I’d like to ask you to join meIn a moment of silenceIn honour of those who died in the World Trade Center and the Pentagon last September 11th.I would also like to ask you To offer up a moment of silence For all of those who have been harassed, imprisoned, […]

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He stopped loving her today

He said I’ll love you ’til I dieshe told him you’ll forget in timeAnd as the years went slowly byshe still preyed upon his mindHe kept her picture on his wallwent half crazy now and thenhe still loved her through it allHoping she’d come back again Kept some letters by his bedDated 1962He had underlined […]

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the day after the festival

Ulsavapittennu *the day after the festival * used to be a very sorry day for us kids back then – when we had festivals . The day after Onam ,for our kids gang back in the heart of the capital city was not the day after Thiruonam, but the day after the city’s onam celebrations […]

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