Wednesday, December 9, 2009


Every person is unique and irreplaceable.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Bruce Lee

And when the opportunity arises, it is not me who strikes: the opportunity itself strikes. --Bruce Lee

Saturday, September 26, 2009

love and life

Both love and life give more pain than pleasure, more woe than happiness, more tears than smiles.

Sunday, July 26, 2009


I have never seen such a severe drought in my life. I feel as if this is the only drought I have witnessed. Here in Delhi, till now, the rainfall has been just ten percent what it used to be.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

four questions

The first two of these questions have been troubling me from a long time now, and the last two came up recently as a result of a news:

1. By any means, by any chance, can there be any trace of reality outside the Internet also?

2. There is a big wall clock four feet above the monitor of my computer. If I move the mouse cursor to the tip of the minute arm of the clock and press the left button of the mouse, will time stop?

3. In their mission of implementation of the teachings of the ancient, holy Quran, Shariya, and Hadith and of accelerating the Islamisation of the world, Talibans, in the holy land of Pakistan, are now recruiting small kids to turn them into terrorists and to use them as suicide bombers. Don't they know that child labor and child abuse are prohibited these days?

4. How did you feel when you killed a human being for the first time?

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

silent love

It will be a mistake if I show the state of my heart to someone;
to keep loving someone silently is not wrong I hope.

--Sameer (Dil Ka Kya Kasoor)

Wednesday, June 10, 2009


Riyadh – Saudi Arab

Abdul Aziz Aal Al-Sheikh, Grand Mufti of the Kingdom, said that girls as young as 10 years old can be married. In a speech, the Grand Mufti said Islamic Shariah law allows the practice of pre-teen girls getting married, and that critics of the practice were doing the girls an injustice, Al-Hayat Arabic newspaper said.

“We hear often in the media about the marriage of minors. We must know that Shariah law is not unjust for women,” Aal-Al-Sheikh was quoted as saying.

“If it is said that a woman below 15 cannot be married, that is wrong. If a girl exceeds 10 or 12 then she is eligible for marriage, and whoever thinks she is too young, then he or she is wrong and has done her an injustice.”

The Grand Mufti’s comment came in the wake of several well-publicized cases of young girls being married to men sometimes old enough to be their grandfathers.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Norman Wexler

You know [what] four dollars buys today? [They] Don't even buy three dollars.
--Saturday Night Fever

Monday, May 11, 2009

in short

Is all the pain of life worth suffering for a moment of its beauty, for a glimpse of its wonder?

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Five billion dollars to promote terrorism

Pakistan continues to blackmail the world with its nuclear arsenal. International donors, including USA, Japan, and EU, have pledged $5 billion to Pakistan. Now for some more time, Pakistan will not have to worry about money for its basic and main programs of breeding, teaching, and training criminals and terrorists; implementing Sharia; and continuing Jihad throughout the world.

Friday, April 3, 2009


There is no there there. --Gertrude Stein

Friday, March 27, 2009


Sometimes conversations take interesting and memorable turns. I was with the family of my maternal aunt on this Holi. This is a snap of my conversation with my cousin brother Pratyush, who is about half of my age:

I: Life is a thirst, life is love, life is a song, life is a game, life is a gamble, life is a struggle, life is a race, life is a battle...
Pratyush: It seems life is everything except life itself.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

when death is certain

See, giving somebody my heart, I have destroyed my nights.
Friends, if she says no, I will commit suicide;
and, friends, even if she says yes, I will die with happiness.

--Anand Bakhshee, Karz

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

when you decide to leave

Only few friendships last for lifetime. So whenever you decide to leave, just drop a note to let me know so that I can wish you luck and say goodbye.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

growing up

People ask me, "When will you grow up?" and I ask them, "Who wants to grow up?"
--Bear Grylls

Friday, February 27, 2009

love and longing

What is more beautiful: love or the longing for love?

Saturday, February 21, 2009

rat race

The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win, you're still a rat.
--Jane Wagner

Tuesday, February 10, 2009


I have to ask you a question. It's a good one so think about it. If two people love each other, but they just can't seem to get it together, when do you get to that point of enough is enough?

--The Mexican

Monday, February 9, 2009


Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, "Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?" Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn't serve the world. There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we're liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

~by Marianne Williamson

Friday, February 6, 2009


Universe is the smallest clock.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

right and wrong

There is a field beyond all notions of right and wrong. Come, meet me there.

-Jalaladdin Muhammad Rumi