Friday, April 18, 2008


Have you ever come across strange incidences that leaves u completely bewildered?? Something out of the blue that drives u up the wall? Like the more u ponder over it, the more bizzairre it gets ;and the more perplexed u become!

Hear me out..

Historical encounters suggests that I can now affirm myself that my sandles(specially the left footed one) don seem to stay with me for a long time..they drift away..leaving me lost for words and of course sandles! Thats what I am destined for!

The first instance was at the beach. I removed my floaters by the side and happily went into the sea only to get back and realise that my left foot floater is missing! After a host of investigation and interrogation, I realised that it was not a practical joke. My floater is lost...Period. Who'll be foolish enough to flick just a left legged floater?? The mystery behind missing floater was quite a conundrum! Now I dont need Famous Five or Nancy Drew to slove this detective case but a simple logical course of actions that suggests that the floater must be lurking right there somewhere in the dark.....but it was'nt! There wasnt any stray dogs creeping around nor any suspicious looking left-legged criminal!! How can a left legged floater vanish into thin air abandoning me and my right legged floater in a dark, malicious, uncaring world? The whole wide sea seemed to empathise our misery and splashed some mighty waves around. What did we do?? Regretfully I had to bid adieu to my right legged floater in the nearest bin. I had to summon a lot of strength to perform this henious act of just throwing away my floater..but then again..I was helpless,wasnt I? I was floater-less henceforth!

Weeks rolled on after that till one fine day when I decide to buy sandles again. I gleefully get back with my new pair ready to display proudly in front of my friends..Not so fast!! Here lies the catch..I can see only one sandle..the right legged one! Where's the other one? This time it was sheer ill luck. The cover that had my sandles had given off that led to my sandles slipping off somewhere on my way back. I was baffled! What did I ever do? I was all excited to try them out; Lo and Behold!! Its the left sandle that left me! My right one is pairless and single again.

What is the rationale behind the perils of my disappearing left legged foot wear?

I have enough and more reasons from the past to reaffirm that my left leg is jinxed. I've an ankle problem that has outlived some of the Ekta Kapoor's mega serials!Yeah....that long!

The curse has now resurfaced in another form and is depriving my left leg of its legitimate,protective sole! Is there anybody out there who knows black magic or Voodoo magic that can ward off the curse of my poor lil left leg?? Help me!

Pssst: The pic shows my right footed sandle crying out loud for its better half..the one that 'left' him! Can u not notice that pout on his face?? Help him!

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Summer woes!

Its that time of the year when I wake up early ;
Its not by choice, but out of necessity

Its that time of the year when I bathe early ;
Its not by choice, but out of necessity

Its that time of the year when I stay indoors ;
Its not by choice, but out of necessity

Its that time of the year when I seldom eat ;
Its not by choice, but out of necessity

Its that time of the year when I grow pale ;
Its not by choice, but out of necessity

What time of the year is it?
Well...its SUMMER!!

Come Summer and everything changes..and what better place to experience the heat than Chennai?? Chennai has always been notorious for its raging summers with the sun shimmering right above your head and sweat dripping all over you! There is one phrase that condenses Chennai's Climatic conditions ' Chennai has three seasons : Hot, Hotter and Hottest' I couldn agree no more.

What makes Chennai heat one of the most unbearable and intolerable one?? I think its the blend of scorching heat and high humidity. There are other coastal areas such as Mumbai, Mangalore and Pondy but nothing like Chennai. The synthesis of moisture and heat can exhaust you; rip you of all the carbohydrates that you ever had and leave you a mere morsel of flesh and blood! The only solace to this fatigue is gulping down gallons of cold water in an Air Condtioned room.

Imagine youself waking up to the harsh rays of Sun everyday. It almost seems like Sun Lord is merciless and is venting all his anger upon you. I get up from sleep all soaked in sweat and heat and feeling am just out of a terrible nightmare! To escape the clutches of the heat you want to dig into a cold shower but unfortunately the water is piping hot!! Who in the world would imagine normal tap water bubbling and raging at 10 in the morning?? Looks like I can make a hot cup of Coffee with it! This is typically how the day begins here in Chennai.

To walk out during mid-day is worse than a capital punishment! With temperatures soaring as high as 40 C and moisture content close to 75%, it is treacherous. All the love for sumptumous lunch and ravishing dinner disappears as you attain Nirvana by digging youself into dollops of Ice cream or sink into some cold juice or Sherbat. There is a dab of tan on your skin no matter what precaution you take. No sunblocks or sun protective lotions are stronger than the blistering rays of the sun itself!

Is Chennai really that hot?? Or am i exaggerating it cause I hate extreme summer??

I ask some localites on what they think about it..and the most common reply 'It is quite torchorous but we are used to it;Infact it cools down in the evenings due to the sea breeze. We love the Chennai heat and that is what keeps us going. ' How could one possible like living in a hot gas station with all ventilations closed? Are they decendents from planet Mercury? Is there something fundamentally wrong?

Well..its all a matter of geting used to it I suppose (I still dont buy it though) People here do love the blazing sun and glimmering prespiration..and the consolation of 'Sea Breeze' is not very convincing! I can never understand them..its ridiculous

As I lay on my bed writing this blog, am reminded of the famous song by Beatles "Here Comes the Sun.....Its alright"

Is it alright?? Perhaps Yes ; Perhaps Not!