Monday, November 01, 2010
To which, in my characteristic Dalhi finesse, I replied" Dimaag mein bhoosa bhara hai kya?"
M being M did not let ignorance come in the way and answered back first " Poore shareer mein bhoosa bhara hai" and since that made me giggle uncontrollably, he realized that he didn't quite know what he had said.
The giggles went on and so did the persistent pestering on what "bhoosa" was. But that just brought on more giggles. Since persistence is his middle name, he thinks reframing the question might do the trick.
So, he starts singing!
"Yeh bhoosa bhoosa kya hai, yeh bhoosa bhoosa?"
(Remember Saudagar?- badly made up Archana Pooran Singh and company crooning "yeh ILU ILU kya hai") Now imagine M singing that, with the front and back head nod.
The bad Hindi movie reference was endearing and won him not just the answer, but also a nickname.
He is now known as Bhoosa Ram.
Saturday, October 16, 2010
Saturday, July 24, 2010
Saturday, June 12, 2010
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
f I were a month, I’d be April (but naturally)
If I were a day of the week, I’d be Wednesday
If I were a time of day, I’d be 12 noon. (lunch time!)
If I were a season, I’d be spring.
If I were a planet, I’d be Earth.
If I were a sea animal, I’d be a whale.
If I were a direction, I’d be West.
If I were a piece of furniture, I’d be a revolving chair.
If I were a liquid, I’d be Wine.
If I were a tree, I’d be an Ashok tree
If I were a tool, I’d be a hammer (so I can nail it guahaha)
If I were an element, I’d be Helium (and help balloons go UP)
If I were a gemstone, I’d be diamond.
If I were a musical instrument, I’d be a saxophone.
If I were a color, i’d be Blue.
If I were an emotion, I’d be Happiness.
If I were a fruit, I’d be a Lychee
If I were a sound, I’d be the sound of windchimes.
If I were a car, I’d be a Mini cooper.
If I were food, I’d be kadhi-chawal.
If I were a taste, I’d be spicy.
If I were a scent, I’d be gardenia
If I were a pair of shoes, I’d be peep toe sandals.
If I were a bird, I’d be a cuckoo
Monday, March 29, 2010
Saturday, March 20, 2010
A riot of colors
Poetry in black and white
An evening spent in the company of laughter
A day dissolving tears in fire
The breeze that caresses your face
The footprint that melts after meeting the wave
The dew drops of hope that glisten in the sun
Moments consumed by the gluttony of thoughts
Crumbling under the pressure of convention
Getting resurrected by the levity of ambition
The mind wandering and searching for the truth
The heart stumbling on common desires
Experiences that clasp and mold
Events dispersed and tales untold.
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Remember Swades?-the scene when SRK spots the lil’ fella selling water in a ‘kulhad’. You might have felt your eyes moisten a bit or maybe even a lump forming in your throat. Or maybe not.
Remember Taare Zameen Par? the scene when Aamir watches dolefully at “chhotu” cleaning the tables at a highway dhaba. You might have recalled a similar instance from your life when you shook your head condemning child labour but felt too small to cause a change. Or maybe not.
Remember Slumdog Millionaire? the scene when Jamal and Latika are made to beg. You might have felt angry at the foreigners making the film too real for comfort or maybe you stayed indifferent. Or maybe not.
How about the Rs. 700 you might have spent on watching any of these movies at a multiplex? What if the same amount were to make a very real and very meaningful impact to a child’s life? What if all it took was 2 minutes to bring a child closer to 1 year of education?
Would you still hesitate in taking action? If you are proud to call yourself an Indian, maybe not.
WHAT IS THIS ABOUT?
School Equals Lunch feed 6,00,000 underprivileged children one hot meal every day. This meal is served at the municipal school they study in, and is very often the only way to convince their parents to send their kids to school.
One hot meal. For which the parent sacrifices sending the child to wash your car or sell flowers at the signal. One hot meal. Which is probably the only nutritious meal the child has in a day.
One hot meal. That brings a child to school every day.
And all it takes is Rs 700 for a whole school year.
So here’s what we’re hoping for. If we can get thousand people to donate Rs. 700 in the next ten days, then thousand more kids can go to school this year.
HERE’s HOW YOU CAN DONATE:
1. TO DONATE, YOU COULD USE THE INTERNET PAYMENT GATEWAY AT WWW.MIDDAYMEAL.COM
2. OR CALL 022 40366866. THEY'LL GUIDE YOU THROUGH THE PAYMENT OPTIONS.
3. DRAW CHEQUE IN FAVOUR OF 'ISKCON FOOD RELIEF FOUNDATION' AND MAIL IT TO NANHA MUNNA RAHI HOON, ISKCON FOOD RELIEF FOUNDATION, 19 JAYWANT INDUSTRIAL PREMISES, 63 TARDEO ROAD, MUMBAI 400 034. OR CALL SEEMA AT 982084245 TO HAVE IT PICKED UP, IF YOU ARE IN MUMBAI
MORE ABOUT SCHOOL EQUALS LUNCH:
We are School Equals Lunch. We’re passionate about feeding children. You are more than welcome to visit our kitchens or call Seema at 9820842453 to know more, or even visit our website (www.middaymeal.com). We’d love to show you how much thought and effort goes into cooking that one meal. Whether it’s a different Khichdi for every weekday or the steam cooking kitchen we‘ve introduced, we’d love to share our passion with you.