LOST!

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I'm not here at all. Consumed by the demands of life, Lost in the swirls of doom. I am a shadow that had dissapeared. All that is left is an echo, not all can hear.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Tiger!

I remember watching the trailers for the movie "Kaal" and being awed. Not to see SRK or the story line, (I have to say that the movie sucked to the core) but to see the king of the jungle in all his splendour.
I remembered the roar of the lone Tiger from the nearby zoo that woke me up as a kid.
I remembered my English teacher Mrs Ratna Bannerjee teach me the only 24 lines in the world that have been able to do any justice to the beauty of this stately beast.
There really is no point trying to describe what I felt. Just watch a tiger walk alone in the middle of jungle, not a care in the world, owning the world (Visit You tube now!) and you'll know why exactly Wordsworth uses the line "Dare frame thy fearful symmetry?" to end his poem.
For the only 24 lines worthy of a Tiger, read on...................
TIGER ( by William Wordsworth)
TIGER, tiger, burning bright
In the forests of the night,
What immortal hand or eye
Could frame thy fearful symmetry?

In what distant deeps or skies
Burnt the fire of thine eyes?
On what wings dare he aspire?
What the hand dare seize the fire?

And what shoulder and what art
Could twist the sinews of thy heart?
And when thy heart began to beat,
What dread hand and what dread feet?

What the hammer? what the chain?
In what furnace was thy brain?
What the anvil? What dread grasp
Dare its deadly terrors clasp?

When the stars threw down their spears,
And water'd heaven with their tears,
Did He smile His work to see?
Did He who made the lamb make thee?

Tiger, tiger, burning bright
In the forests of the night,
What immortal hand or eye
Dare frame thy fearful symmetry?

P.S: No matter how many times I read these lines, they always give me the goosebumps. not out of fear, but sheer respect for the king of the jungle. Its a pity there are only 1141 of them left in the world. Do your bit to save the Tiger. Respect the perfection of the maker... "Did He smile His work to see? "

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Maul the malls

City : Jaipur
Location : Office
Day : Friday
Time : 4:30 pm

Characters : Summer Intern (Suvarna) and Process Associate( a local guy from jaipur, lets call him Saurabh)

Suvarna: The weekend finally! Saurabh, are there any good places to see in Jaipur?
Saurabh : Sure there are! Catch a bus to 22 Godaam. go to crystal palace. Best way to spend teh weekend in Jaipur.
Suvarna: Crystal palace.. sounds good. who built it?
Saurabh : I've no idea.
Suvarna : What kind a place is it? Can I explore it on my own? Or will I need a guide? Is it near Hawa Mahal or the City Palace or Jantar Mantar?
Saurabh: No!!! Its a mall. Lifestyle, CCD, Inox, Mc Donald's sab milega.. Poora dinn nikal jaataa hai
Suvarna : !&&*#$???

What time are we living in? In city like Jaipur known for its heritage sites, visitors are packed off to malls. Welcome to generation Z, a whole bunch of kids who have grown up too fast, earn way too much than they need, do the work the do not love, to earn money and buy stuff they do not need. My MBA in marketing suddenly makes me feel like spiderman. I gives me the power to sell, to commercialise life itself at the risk of corroding society as we know it.

With great power comes great responsibility. And I thought it would be fun to be spidey!!!