Tag Archives: Mood

Pull your own strings

6 Oct

The next time you feel – or are told – you can’t achieve something, see this.

It could have been Nike but it isn’t.

It could be you. Or me.


Survival of the (Un)Faithful?

28 Sep

When you survive Saturday’s near-stampede at the Dargah in Ajmer and emerge physically bruised, a shirt button missing and so-called titanium-framed rimless glasses bent hopelessly out of shape, your muddled mind has questions screaming for answers:

Is this happening to me because I’ve returned after almost seven long years?

Or is it because I shouldn’t have returned?

How many more times will I face death before I lose the final battle? (This was my seventh near-death experience in this life: if I were a cat, I’d know exactly how many more credits I have in my account.)

Does Faith always have to be tested like this in India? Do we have to go through filth, fear, touts, beggars, cheats and crowds for that one second of solitude?

Do You have an Answer?

Law of Nostalgia

1 Sep

Mohitoz’ Law # 56

Just because time travels in one direction, it doesn’t mean that the mind will not meander.

Three for One

16 Jun

They are three characters who have co-existed alongside each other for over a century: two of them are neighbours, the third lives just one row away. But they do meet these days in a manner and frequency that would have surprised Christopher Latham Sholes. He didn’t create these three fellows; merely ordained where they should be.

The ones who are close look down – literally – at their occasional companion with a look that smacks of superiority. Individually, they perform very different tasks and were created for specific roles that have, somehow, lost their meaning in today’s hurly-burly careless world. They may have disappeared from the permanence of paper but have been infused with a new vitality digitally with the poor guy at the bottom jumping out of the keyboard and initiating the existence of all three as one team.

When they do come together, these colourless, cold characters can light up a forlorn face in the twinkling of an eye. Some days, you just wait for them to appear in a rare reply to an email or to an SMS (perhaps it’s the rarity with which they come together that makes the trio even more valuable).

Maybe they should be brought together more often and sent out to someone waiting for a smile.

Or a : – )

Currency of Kindness

26 Mar

In a world where currencies fluctuate wildly, moods swing like crazy and most people don’t behave like humans any longer, thank Absolut and a lovely lady (who wishes to remain uncredited for finding this) for this!


11 Feb

This must be my lucky week…first Nightling makes it to Urban Dictionary. And now Huesday! Incidentally, it was first conceived of by the Indiatimes Art team in 2007-08 as a series of art shows to be held on Tuesdays which, sadly, has been discontinued. If only all good things didn’t have such early endings…