Archive | February, 2007

Where the Nile flows…

Abdel-Karim Nabil Suleiman, the Egyptian blogger from Alexandria was this week, sentenced to four years in prison for what he wrote in his blog. He was first arrested in 2005. A blogger and a law student in Al Azhar (world’s second oldest operating University), Karim’s blog was critical of the University which he termed “was […]

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Nauseous and Shaking

There was a time when life used to be simple. There were these lists; friends, friend, best friend, friend’s friend, second best friend, enemy, enemy’s best friend, my friend who talks to the enemy; happy lists that kept changing, point being good or bad, you had real people. You slept daily and eleven thirty was […]

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Oscars ‘07

Academy can be funny at times and predicting the awards is a waste of human resources. Last year I’d seen all the major contenders and was quite sure about the winner – till Jack Nicholson pissed off us all. This time around I haven’t seen many of these movies *then the Academy people also don’t […]

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Nixon

Days after the May4th Ohio college shooting, massive protests broke out across the country’s colleges. One hundred thousand students marched on Washington and laid seige to the capital, four hundred and fifty colleges shutdown across the nation. Nixon was moved to Camp David for his own safety. The president spend two sleepless nights there at […]

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Faded Brinjal,Oppenheimer n other gems

Faded Brinjal,Oppenheimer n other gems

“Look at that colour man !” “hmm….faded brinjal” “What ?” “faded brinjal colour” “thats lavender man” “c’mon ! only girls remember these colour-words” “aha….so whats this colour?” “hmm…jeans washed thousand times colour” “this is crazy man…so what are your other colours…decayed rat and dried shit colour huh” “fuck you” “mind your language…’wise I’ll do homosex […]

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Vanity, Thy name is…

He is so simple.His world is so different from mine.So separate are his dreams and his preferences.He says very little.He writesthis morning I saw some lovely flowersin the lawn and thought of you. I know I am at that dishevelled stage of lifewhen my face is not much like any flower.But I wish—whatever he says—I […]

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The Slow Drumbeat of Another war

The Slow Drumbeat of Another war

One can sense it, the slow drumbeat of another war. In the past two weeks the military-intelligence-government complex has been building up a new case against Iran. A confrontation with Iran seems inevitable when one looks at the way the story is being built-up in the media, especially the news deprived 24\7 network channels. It […]

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Hot Line

How he used to complain to me!So many people come between us we cannot talk.In the season’s first rain, first snow,full-moon nights, evening’s mild fragrance,morning’s blue cool, how helpless!How the heart aches!Today between him and me there is no third.There can be contact with a slight movement of the hand.But how many seasons have passed […]

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the face of God

JENSEN suddenly wheels to his audience of one and roarsout: JENSEN :You have meddled with the primal forces of nature, Mr. Beale,and I won’t have it, is that clear?! You think you have merely stopped abusiness deal—that is not the case!The Arabs have taken billions of dollars out of this country, andnow they must put […]

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Tag of three !

Neihal has tagged me. Funda of the tag is, like there are three things, so what this tag does is given there are three things for example say if there are three things, you kinda do a tag of three. That was cool hehe, and here I go… *! – Technical terms with no significant […]

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Road to the White House – Miami Caucuses

With the Presidential race for 2008 getting heated up , Miami Caucuses yesterday decided on a bipartisan ticket for 2008. The Caucuses across Budweiser suggested a Republican as President and a Democrat as his VP. The Lincoln–Kennedy ’08 ticket was announced by the Caucus leader Stephen Colbert with much fanfare outside Sunday’s Superbowl venue. Within […]

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