Thursday, May 28, 2009


One Deepika Padukone please
Smoking or non-smoking sir ?
Non smoking....but can I have it in wheatish ?

History has shown that a face can launch a thousand ships - Murugavel Janakiraman

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Reading Kills Writing

அவர்கள் அவர்கள்
உதைகள் வாங்கும்
உனக்கு மட்டும்
கிடைத்தாற் போல்
சின்னக் கண்ணா
- ஞானக்கூத்தன் (உதை வாங்கி அழும் குழந்தைக்கு)

In these days when each one gets
His share of kicks in the rear
Don't make a fuss as if its just
You who get it my dear

Sunday, May 24, 2009


For good quoting. there should be originality in the quoter - bent, bias, delight in truth, and only valuing the author in measure of his agreement with the truth, which we see, and which we had the luck to see first - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

To not not be, do

One is only to oneself. Even that is not wholly true. And to other people one is only what one does.

And the trial begins

And you spend your time reading this

The problem with recycled space-fillers is that before one knows it becomes main course. That sentence presumes things about the main course. Let go of such self-consciousness and keep things going.

Friday night I dream of two
Unfettered days that's called weekend
The week was sold for bread and brew
Now all the time is mine to spend

Seductive unread pile of books
(The read pile is a sandclenched fist)
Spring cleaning due the house it looks
Other errands from my mother's list

Unnanounced aunts just happen to drop in
Liberty with my plans they take
'Read later now come with us shopping
He can wait that William Blake'

Possessive pronouns for Time's a blunder
We exist together and not asunder