Daffodils…

I wandered lonely as a cloud,
That floats on high o’er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

Continuous as the stars that shine
And twinkle on the milky way,
They stretched in never-ending line
Along the margin of a bay:
Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.

The waves beside them danced; but they
Out-did the sparkling waves in glee
A poet could not but be gay,
In such a jocund company
I gazed–and gazed–but little thought
What wealth the show to me had brought

For oft, when on my couch I lie
In vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude;
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils.

William Wordsworth.

News: Daffodils have sprung up everywhere here, greeting the arrival of spring

Naranathu Bhranthan

I was really confused today with life.. I could not make any sense out of it. I remember the doings of Naranathu Bhranthan which I read from a book in Malayalam, “Aithihyamaala”. My appa had bought that book during one of his travels, along with another book., “kathasaritsaagar”. In Aithihyamaala(garland of myths) there were stories about 12 children of Pandit Vararuchi. The most impressive one is that of Naranathu Bhranthan. Historically, he is considered a “Siddha”(a realized person), but the name Naranathu Bhranthan, literally meant the Mad person of Naranathu(place).

His routine.. In the morning, after waking up, he used to push a huge boulder up a steep hill. He used put a lot of effort in taking the boulder up mountain and by evening he will manage to take it on top of the hill. Once its on top of the hill, he wont waste a moment in pushing it down and laugh out loudly, while it rolls down. No wonder people used to call him mad and used to laugh out loudly. But little did they know, that Naranathu Bhranthan was laughing at them.

People still laugh at Naranathu Bhranthans.

Another story of Naranathu Bharanthan soon

Hoorrrraaaayyy!!

Horraaay!! Cheers to Indian Cricket team..

India Defeated Australia today!! The Australian Dream run was finally ended by India. A Wonderful Innings by VVS Laxman and Dravid and magical Bowling by Harbajan. No., I couldnt see the match, but I caught up with it in www.cricinfo.com with live scoreboard. A really stunning win since, India bounced back after made to follow on. Well, I didnt spare much time to tell it to the whole office, that we will be sending a mentally battered Australian team here for the Ashes!!

Dave thorn(our Chief Pervert Officer), an ardent cricket buff, had asked me about India’s loss in the first test. I replied that, Indian players are really patriotic, and hence they first try to earn more Foreign Exchange for the country and then think about the game..(I didnt have any other explanation to give, other than using the match fixing matter in a humourous way). Dave is planning to setup a Cricket match between Asian tigers(well.. Myself, Rajesh, Zakir etc) and England Tions (comprising of Dave Thorn and others).. Maybe that’ll materialize soon.(psst.. Dave.. I’m availble for match fixing!! tee hee)

Yesterday night.

Yesterday night, after office, I drove to Woking, where Sunita lives. Sunita’s amma is here to help her to pack things, before she leave to India. Sunita is getting married in June, and then will be moving to Austin, Texas., with her hubby Raghu(Sunita.. dont forget to take my resume!!! Tee heee). I will miss her.. From the beginning we used to help each other out, whenever we felt homesick. I would call her up whenever I felt low, and she would call me whenever she was down, and soon after some jokes and chat, we would be our old selves, back to our work puching the keyboards and churning our brains.

Later she moved to Woking, which was more closer to London and then she occasionally used to visit us. One day we all got together (all – Sushil, Ramesh, Sunita, Rashmi, Zubin, Girish and myself) and had fun till five in the morning.. We played antakshari, cards, and of course Dumbsherads. Yes it was a memorable evening. Ramesh has now gone to India, Sushil is in switzerland, and Now she will be going.. sniff.. Soon I will have to call US to speak to her..

Her mom made Dosas for me, while we watched another Malayalam movie “Friends”., enjoying the real comedy by none other than Srinivasan. A homely meal, movie and magic., that was yesterday night!!