Archive for February, 2019

A thing of beauty is a joy for ever

Nature appears in various forms to make you happy. But much depends on rain or shine or your own moods. Whatever it may be, on normal days you can wait for the sunset when His Highness is slowly disappearing to make room for small stars or full moon in the vast sky.
Frankly speaking, human beings have umpteen ways of enjoying life. We have to salute our own good old artists who have filled this world with their enchanting paintings or statues of gods and goddesses in every nook and corner.
Whatever may be our religion, we must be thankful to our artists.

Politics, then and now.

In the good old days, if the politician visits your place, make sure that you are one among the huge crowd. I still remember certain speeches by top leaders (no matter which party he or she belong to). Once V K Krishna Menon who was to visit us at 6pm, reached our place at 11:30pm or so, he was given a huge welcome and his words were, “it is almost midnight now, if you are still here, it shows your political spirits.” Jawaharlal Nehru’s first visit to our place was also memorable. He made no political speech but simply said, “What a lovely place is this. I can see the Arabian see raise from here. Wonderful!”. EMS Nampoothiripad, leader of Communist Party, made a funny speech about the then Chief Minister of Kerala (C H Mohammed Koya), “He is a witty person… very jovial person. But he does not know what to quote where.” It goes on like this… What matters is not the party you belong to. But how interesting your speech is.

On your mark, get set…

Of late, I have developed some habits (good or bad, I can’t say). It is as simple as recalling the names of some famous people whom I used to worship! It could be the authors of some famous books or some politicians (jovial). The other day, I was struggling to remember the name of a great player. After trying for a long time, diving into pool of memories, nothing helped me. Then suddenly I said, “Eurkea! Eureka! It is Dhyan Chand. I got it”.

From 3-0 to 92 all out!

“Wow!!!” All is well that ends well. If there is a will there is a way. Under Rohit’s captaincy, what else it could be. Why are these guys so happy? Maybe, they would have sent back some top order Indian batsman. A run out? Of course, a run out. I put the newspaper on the table to have a cup of strong coffee and even as I was sipping the coffee, the news channel in the TV was back after some advertisements and the subject was Cricket, with a few words from Rohit, who was saying, “We have only overselves to blame.” and in a few seconds, every thing was over, shame, shame, shame!