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Things I miss about India and home

The list is random and is not according to ranking.

  1. Paani puri
  2. Garam phulka
  3. Gas burners
  4. Sun dried clothes
  5. Matke ka paani
  6. Awesome chat
  7. Mom’s khana
  8. Momos and grilled sandwiches
  9. Television with legit desi channels and Zee cinema 😛
  10. My dog Moony **sob**sniff**
  11. Sitting pillion on the scooty with dad running errands and me saying “Mujhe chocolate chaiye”. So what if I am all grown up…
  12. Cows and dogs busy with their meetings in the middle of the street.
  13. Sight of a Piggy walking with her piglets trotting in a line as if going for shopping.
  14. Combined dinners with my Mausi and Mausaji
  15. Mom’s naggings…Err, well no…I still get a regular dose…
  16. My awesome bed, sofa and dining table. 
  17. My besties
  18. Rs. 50/- Osho slippers and Rs.20/- earrings and other random trinkets which I know I will never wear. Its too much work to remove my gold earrings and chain and wear something else.
  19. Indore’s(my hometown otherwise) eggrolls, dahi vadas, patties and gulab jamuns.
  20. My engg college and college katta
  21. Indo-chinese…**drools**
  22. My ‘no self-start, only kick start in 4th try’ scooty.
  23. Chintu, one of our adopted stray dogs
  24. Baaju wali aunty ka khich-khich
  25. The mad, colorful crowd on the street
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Post # 1 : Of thoughts and poems…

This is my first blog on wordpress….I had a blog earlier on blogspot that I prefer keeping liking a personal diary….

I just read about the madness that is engulfing Afghanistan right now due to some Quran’s being burned. I fail to realise the point of killing your own men, forget people for something like religion. It makes me ugggh, so mad…..

I am just putting down a poem I had penned after the Johri Bazaar blasts in Mumbai…..Being here in San Diego, I felt so pathetic, so helpless…..It expresses what I thought of the scenario…

Laal aakash

Neend se aankhein khuli nahi,

Laga jaise andhera sa chaa gaya,
Apne desh ke aakash ko,
America mein bhi laal dhuein mein paaya.
Har taraf yeh kaise tabahi
Kyun yeh maut ka tamasha
Baarish aur aansuon mein beh gayi
Har ummeed har aasha
Yeh paise ke bhukein
Nahi jaante lahoon ka rang
Satta aur kursi ki hod mein
Ho raha janta ka jeevan bhang
“Marzi hui toh aaram se baithe,
Marzi hui toh blast karein
Hindustan hamara kya bigadega
Jab tak Maharashtra Bihar ladein.”
“Zindagiyan lootne ka mazaa
Hindustan mein kuch aur hi hai
Kya inke kayde kanoon,
Kasab ki zindagi, aam janta se mehengi hai”
Samay aa chuka hai,
Ek bhishan kranti kaa
Sattabaaz aur aantakvadiyon ko
Unki asli aukaat dikhane ka
Utaro andhein kanoon ki patti
Do sazaa in papiyon ko
Desh par ungli jo bhi uthae
Kat daalo ussi hatth ko.
Hai bharosa aam aadmi pe
Iss baar piche na hatengey
Ek din Bharat ki
Puri Disha hi modke rahenge
Agli Subah kuch aisi ho,
Ki chahek uthe sone ki chidiya
Puri duniya yahi soche
Nahi koi desh Bharat se badhiya…….