August 16, 2011

marvellous music

music composers are the best of all creators. i always marvel at their capacity to imagine tunes that make our hearts dance with joy, some make us cry and others take us back to wonderful memories. As if they know all our intimate secrets. Some tunes haunt you forever and no matter how many times you listen to them, you will have the same intense experience.
How can they visualise world within of crores of people? They randomly pick instruments -- violin, flute, sitar, jalatarangini -- to express otherwise unexpressable feelings of heart. i must have heard, 'Tere bina zindagi, at least a thousand times, not once i felt bored. it is the same case with 'abhi na javo chodke' or 'voohalu gusagusa laade' or himagiri sogasuloo or kurisindi vaana.
the world would have been a lot poorer or a meaningless place but for their work.

August 10, 2011

turning nostalgic

what began as a not-so-hopeful effort has turned  out  to be an exciting one. After over 25 overs, it is time for reunion of schoolmates. a list of 100 is ready now. some are living in the same place, others moved to different villages, towns and, why, countries too! a couple of them passed away too. some are doing well, others are not some get addicted to liquor, some had to put a full stop to education. some promising students then had succumbed to the vagaries of life and settled for far lesser things.
it is time to collect numbers, reminisce anecdotes -- humorous, serious, romantic or about those listless events went by. some you remember. some drag you to those past days with full of action, innocence.
trying to get back to those days gone by is really tricky. chances are, you might end up crying over split milk or cursing decisions that had changed lives forever!

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Not the nation's border. Police personnel on guard at  the Telangana  Assembly (Pix courtesy: The Hindu)   ప్రజా ప్రతినిధుల ...