Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Jaipur revisited


Technically we never entered Jaipur. The best we did was sitting at a cafeteria on the walls of Nahargarh Fort and eating evening snacks while enjoying a breathtaking view of the Pink City. I cannot recount anything better that happened on my recent term break which by the way was extra-ordinarily packed with fun.

Driving some 300 miles in a day, chatting with an old friend all the way, feeling like a child running around an old majestic fort, relaxing and hurrying intermittently - these things don't happen together often. Even going crazy in a traffic jam at midnight for some two hours was somehow fitting. What a day that was !!!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

the darkness that's within

I bought my pet bottle of coke and tried to cover the lighted area of mess as quickly as possible. It was a relief to enter the darkness. Darkness is cool. It is where I am with myself. It is where nobody knows about anything.

Some say darkness is bad. I feel otherwise. How can darkness be bad if it reduces everything to such simplicity as nothingness? When it is not dark, we witness the complex. Then to comfort ourselves we try to simplify what we witness. That is life.