February 25, 2011

magic real life

reporters lead a strange, weird life. couple of hours at a riot, a book release an hour later, an evening with bryan adams and covering a drab speech of a good-for-nothing politician!
in urdu, they say 'na ghar ka, na ghat ka' (he belongs to nowhere).
they have time for everyone and everything barring family!

February 24, 2011

spell it right

my two-year old daughter scolded me this morning for spelling 'tongue cleaner' wrong.
"it should be tung - lean not tongue cleaner," she says.
she even demonstrated how the tongue and lips should move as we spell it!

February 23, 2011

rearview

i never bothered to use the mirror when i drove the two-wheeler for six years. it is only when i bought car, i realised the importance of a rear view mirror. you need to have a glance in the rear-view mirror now and then to check whether you could negotiated the road well. but you can't afford to latch on to the rear-view mirror. but in life, you slip into rear view and it is very difficult to come to terms with reality some times.

February 20, 2011

the art of driving, living

learning driving was not that difficult. i had an early advice from a friend -- driving is not about speed and applying brakes. It is all about managing distances! with him as a pillion, i hit a bus from behind, unable to calculate his speed. All you have to do is to ascertain the speeds of other vehicles and positing your own accordingly.
Life in a way is akin to driving. life is all about managing relationships. just like you keep off the bumpy roads, keep off those relationships which always leave you bitter.

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