Sunday, November 29, 2009

Shikha and Sanjay #7

(This is a very special episode in this series, written by Rain, my favourite writer and a great friend.)

SHIKHA
I've just had the worst day at work. WORST.

SANJAY
I got fired.

SHIKHA
What? Baby, are you serious?

SANJAY
No. I just wanted to see if it'd take your mind off your day.

SHIKHA
[getting off the couch and taking slow steps towards him]
You are such. A. Brat.

SANJAY
[walking backwards with his hands held up]
It worked, didn't it?

SHIKHA
[inching closer] I'm going to kill you.

SANJAY
[stops and folds his arms]
Oh yeah?

SHIKHA
Oh yeah.

SANJAY
You'd kill your only husband?

SHIKHA
Uh-huh.

SANJAY
I'm so scared.

SHIKHA
[letting out a giggle] You should be.

[Sanjay pounces on her and starts tickling]

SHIKHA
[through breathless laughter]
Stop, stop , STOP! Please!!

SANJAY
Okay, first say you love me.

SHIKHA
You love----AAAHHH----okay, okay! I love you.

SANJAY
[softly]
No matter what?

SHIKHA
What kind of question is that, Sanju? Obviously.

SANJAY
Even if I really did get fired?

SHIKHA
What?

SANJAY
I did. Okay, no I didn't. Oh, yes I did. No, I didn't. Okay, really, I didn't. I did, I did.
You're confused now.

SHIKHA
No, I'm not. And you did get fired, didn't you?

SANJAY
How do you always know?

SHIKHA
I just do.

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The story of a couple living the Great Indian Dream... Shikha and Sanjay are both MBAs for a year, married for a year and in love for a little longer than that.

For excerpts from their lives so far, check out the label: 'Shikha + Sanjay'

Sunday, November 22, 2009

It's not you, it's me

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Is it still about the big tree?

It's been 25 years since Rajeev Gandhi trivialised the murder of 3000 Indians.
"When a big tree falls, the ground beneath is bound to shake", he said, suggesting that the big tree that Indira Gandhi's was, the deaths were a mere consequence of her assassination.

The speech was delivered on 19th November 1984. And those were not a son's words. He was the Prime Minister then.

It's been 25 years and justice is yet to be delivered.

Meanwhile, congressman Sajjan Kumar, one of the key accused, has enjoyed power as an MP (2004-09). There are many more of them - rich, influential Congressmen who led mobs, killed hundreds innocent Indians and got away with it.

And the Congress still believes, perhaps, that it was all about the big tree.

Friday, November 13, 2009

She & He

She knew there was a spark somewhere
and he knew there was a story in place.
She gave him all the chances & cues
and he too, never failed to impress.

Some days went here, some days there,
she lost patience and he lost pace
Neither did she wait for him to speak,
nor did he have the nerve to express.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Someone Said

"If Jack's in love, he's no judge of Jill's beauty"
- Benjamin Franklin

Monday, November 09, 2009

Kids in Bihar, I tell you!

This, I believe, explains it all...

(Image taken on Raxaul, Bihar on 28-Oct-09)


Check out my previous posts in the 'Seen Somewhere' series here.