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Sky

I can tell you it was beautiful
I have the photo to prove it
But I didn't have anyone there to share it with...

happy deepavali

Have a Wonderful Deepavali with Family and Friends
Wishing Everyone Prosperous Times Ahead

Some Dont Die Everyday

Unwillingly he gets out of bed and decides to take the few steps to the window. The marble floor is ice cold. The squirrels are busy stripping down the tree outside of fruits. Rain has stopped but the rain clouds hang so close above. If he opens the windows he could touch them and wash his hands. Being holed up close to two days in his room, with only the sounds of spirits walking the stairways outside, he has erased a lot from him memories. It's time for him to get out and see the world again. To rebuild his memories.

From the far reaches of the planet, he has collected many souvenirs. All etched permanently in his mind. But he has no memories of others. When he walks the streets he see people without faces. He hears voices, he pays for the rides but nothing else shows emotions. After this many weeks he thought he knew whats outside. He shuts off his cell, and he walks in the slow drizzle. He looked up to see if the stars are out yet, the evening stars but only the ensemble of clo…

Deepavali Ads

There was a time Petronas Deepavali ads fired so much emotions over TV. There were some now legendary ones such as this:




This years' ad is good, but is Malaysian politics really this liberal towards us? Parents did sacrifice tremendously for generations, but the politics of Malaysia broke many dreams.


Deepavali 2008 ad by Petronas (via RaajaRox)

[#] They gave us wings, just don't clip it too soon. We've learned a lot over the years, we are stronger now.

Heavens on Earth

Finally snapped my own wallpapers :P
The beauty of Udagamandalam personified by the pine and eucalyptus forests
on the road up the Doddabetta mountain which is 2623 m in height.
(not good for exercise challenged couch potatoes... :D )
Songs(?) and scenes from the movie Roja was shot in this forests.



[+] Want the snap(s) in higher resolution ?, buzz me in the comments. Ooty post updated in Ghosting India.

timescapes

finding
stealing spaces
crawling from my nightmares
are beautiful creatures
of long forgotten dreams
which, among them
exist formless
the souls of humans
-gp08-

Legends

young people who rock: Shonnetta Henry

Here is an inspiring story. Shonnetta knew she could make a difference, and she did.

Struggles and sacrifices means nothing if you don't give back to the society. In whatever motivation or principles you are in, being a dead wood, keeping everything to yourself will mean nothing in time. Which ever way we dissect this world, only chaotic futures and turbulent pasts will emerge. But in this chaos, we can seek patterns to justify the reason for doing something. Even the smallest of things, for whatever reason. Not charity, but empowerment, education and opportunities.

[+] Follow more inspiring stories such as this [YPWR]

[#] Have ideas? Make it happen. Need help? Ask.

Whats New(s)?

I hate work, I'd rather be photographing stuff or writing.
Just read that a million Brits will be out of work by the end of the year. Right. Who actually screwed up this bad that the rest of the world has to pay for it too?
On a sad related news, I'm tied to the USD and US also. Goddamit!
What's in store for freelancers of this global meltdown?
Credit card meltdown? :D
I hope...
no more offices...please.

Sagittarius Sky

late in the evening,
under the Sagittarius sky,
i looked back at my life

fireflies all i remember,
for only they bring happiness,
we were young and alive

have i known one day in the future,
i will break some rings,
loose some friends

how chaotic my life was,
trembling as i walk along,
not knowing which road to take

what holds the future,
my dreams so cosmic,
burdening the time strings

how i wish everyday,
to meet my progenitor,
to end my voyage

-gp-

[#] Sleepless in Bangalore...on nights like this, I dig up old poems, and listen to some of the greatest tunes by the fine dudes from Daymoon and wish silently to make music again. My music page is still there, go ahead and download the mp3s and experience some prog rock [Daymoon-Ghost Particle Project].



And...why dont you talk to me anymore...?

Holy What?!

I had to get the book, it appeared 'mysteriously' a few weeks before I got to India, out of nowhere in ALL bookstores I went. And then when I get here, its everywhere still!
And someone asked me to read the book a long time ago when I told her I want to backpack in India...:p I told her I wont need to read it...but now I think I should have read it earlier.
Finally the street book vendor won, after 3 good days of pestering me to buy any book. And after reading the first few chapters...all I can say is, its either Sarah McDonald is mega lost, mega egoistic or just loves the country so much that she aint telling ( or just want to sell books :p ) It is a semi funny book, I think travelers should read it, but its not a true travel book either. She does have many good points in there, but looking down too much of people is not good...sigh. Oh and she is so damn right about the airline stewadress's. I just want to know if they spray the insecticide in all flights coming into India…

Everything

Did I get 2 1/2 hours younger by coming to India? :D

I'm loving the local ads, they're refreshing and good. And ads sell big time in India.

Buses are nice to travel, but long haulers are taxing. Town buses are excellent, with Illayaraja music and 80's movies...I never knew, I never knew. Heck, some buses even plays mp3. Oh and the buses dont stop, you just jump out, or jump in :D

Auto drivers have completely deciphered me. Was fleeced in Chennai, and in Madurai, one driver asked me to pay how much I normally do. What do I say then? So how I do master this? No way...

TN needs rain. Right now. And the power cuts, make me appreciate all I have, the gazillion watts I waste back home...urgh.

This CDMA Internet thingy is so helpful, but not even average in speed.

Airtel is flooding me with spam calls. And spam sms's. I got insurance salesman, etc calling me everyhour. And I did not know you start roaming when you cross states!!!

Bus drivers wont stop to let you take pictures. :P ye…

Dreams

Rameshwaram Taken from the Pamban Bridge








[+] Oh and thanks to my very good friends over here, I've been meeting prospective brides!!! and their families. Yep, this is the ghost speaking, and yes you read that sentence correct. Interesting people, interesting lives. I think something good will happen soon...more of that story at my India diaries (Ghosting India), which is a private blog. Readers who knows me well, please mail me your emails for an invite. Thanks.

all souls

as they ate all the souls
and scattered their ashes along the streets
what salvation are there
the others asked
there are none

the non residents
they danced in the midnight streets
and their children played in the middle of the roads
towards destiny they march
all souls

~as they stepped back
in time
getting younger
by the hours and days and weeks
wrinkles becoming beauty
arguments becoming embraces
distances touching, kisses
traveling in the eyes of strangers
i see them as myself
from forgotten pasts

-gp_chennai_08-


[#] and I thought Id stop dreaming stranger days here :D
I haven't found time to blog proper yet (in the new blog too...invites will come soon, sorry), busy, too many decisions to take. Thank you for all the good advices, somehow I stopped being a foreigner from day one. I am home.