Sunday, January 11, 2009

37. Thus far...This way...

Nearly half a month into the new-year…hmm…and so far, it has been not all that bad. Classes haven’t really started in full swing yet, and assignments haven’t started piling up.(Thanks to the Muharam holiday which came on the right day, we saved ourselves from a drawing class + submission of 3 drawings next week. )Have been running around for a mini-project topic past two weeks; and voila, our project guide came up with this really nice project on ‘Liquefaction’(er… I dun have much idea about it as of now, but atleast those who know,testify that it’s a really ‘stud’ topic) Great weekend coming up ahead –a two-day class trip to Idukki(dam),Thekkadi and Athirapalli!yay!

And there was a pleasant surprise for me in the blogosphere as well! I have been awarded as the best blogger of the year by the CEO of the blospot… Okay, I know, that went a li’l overboard. But seriously, I did get something of the sort…I got a ‘200% awesome blogger’ credit…all thanks to Nikhil(MM) who seems to have been on an awarding spree right at the beginging of the year(superb way to start the year MM, …thanks a ton…)….

Anyways dunno whether it was due to this, or out of no reason at all, I’m in this writing mood these days. Boring classes are becoming my blogging classes now.…Hopefully I'll be able to blog more frequently(fingers crossed!) So thanks again MM…and apologies for taking this long to come up with this post(you know my close alliance with laziness…I am infact surprised that you didn’t give me the lazy blogger award instead )

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

36. A prayer for 2009

Dear God, thank you for the year 2008 you gave us,
Wherein we had moments of joy n laughter amidst sorrow n fear.
Thank you for all the good and the seemingly bad
That had transpired during the past one year.

Let the new year be one that will dispel
All feelings of hatred among humanity;
So that, there will be no more attacks
Against the Hindu, Muslim or Christian community.

Let the new year be one which will witness
People rising above petty divisions,
Based on caste, creed and class so that,
There won’t be any more Gujjar agitations.

Let the new year be one in which the political parties
Do for the nation, something utile;
Rather than engage themselves
In petty fights and strikes futile.

Let the new year be such that there won’t be
Any suicide attacks on the Indian embassies;
Or any terrorist-strikes at the Indian heritage hotels,
Which aggravates man’s agonies.

Let the new year be one in which the countries
Cease to fight over a piece of land,
Which leads to nothing but,
Shattering man’s peace of mind.

Let the new year be one in which the players
Stop hitting and slapping each other,
Instead focus more on hitting the ball,
Sending it to a four or a sixer.

Let the new year be one that will bring
Happy tidings to the world economy.
So that people won’t find themselves
Thrown out of their jobs, abruptly.

Instead Lord, give mankind
A new vision and a mission,
That will enable us to broaden our horizon
And use our potential to send more space missions.

Let the year bring forth more Adigas
To enrich our casket of literature,
And more Bindras and Parvathys
On the world stage to venture.

Let the new year behold India –
An emerging super power;
Whom the US takes pride in calling its ‘staunchest ally’,
And the EU states her, its ‘strategic partner.’

Above all dear Lord, help us to stand
Together as one –both men and women;
And enable us to see your glory,
Each moment of the year! Amen.

Author’s note: I wanted to write a new-year post(well that was one week before)…and I started writing a post(prose), however it ended as a 'poem'. This is my second attempt at writing a poem. (Must be inspired by reading too much of CRAZY poems!!!for some reason or the other she never publishes her poems in her blog.sad!)