February 25th, 2005

Who can tell

Is it all a matter of luck.
Now i know many of my freinds who have got married, and around me I see married, unmarried, and married-before-my-eyes people.
Some are happy, some unhappy, some changed beyond recognition, some for better, some for worse.

I meet people who were so confident of their love for each other, and couldnt wait for that very ceremony to take place, only to live a life bereft of love and enjoyment. Nobody can say where that love turned sour.

Then there are people who seem to have nothing which one can love,they have long lasting loving marriages, arranged by their parents. Marriages full of love, enjoyment and companionship.

There are people who become mirrors of their spouses and loose close freinds,and dont know why. They loose themselves, and know somewhere that something is wrong, but dont know what, or where. unasked, they give everything, and later repent the loss of something, they dont know what.

Then there are those classic examples. People who are intolerable. Someone you cant stand beside, transformed into, not the perfect human, but something that resemble the majority of humanity.

What effects these changes? what causes them? when does one transform? Who keeps account? nobody knows, or even, check. it is only sometimes that it strikes you. Like today, when I met a happily married man (with a very intelligent wife, whom he openly adores and would do anything for) celebrating his 5th wedding anniversary with a Puja in the morning, proud and content... seeing them individually one would say either she or he would be discontent...but together - well...they just...fit!

PS - Of course, there are classic examples of wonderful everlasting fairy-tale love marriages, and the classic saas-bahu arrangedmarriages. But im not counting those. they are stereotypes, and nowadays, more rare than common (in my world)
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It has struck me that today is 'Pink' day on my office floor. Today I got back this particular salwar suit of mine (that my mom had dumped on me some time ago) from the washer...a light, nice summery pink kurta with outlines for .5inch boxes on it made with white thread. (too descriptive?)

I notice this darkish Andhraite GM on my floor dressed in a pink shirt with small white (1sqmm) self-rhombuses on it (in white)...he looked ridiculous to me...because even though i can guarantee the shirt is from one of the creme de la creme showrooms, baby pink on a dark thin man of 35+ looks.....

Then I notice the manager sitting at the next table. He is another dark Andhraite, in a pink shirt. this is a less striking, very light pink, which does not come to notice at all, especialy since he is wearing a v nice mauve tie...well dressed, but definitely pink. (On any other day iwould not have noticed it at all).

The MD comes to our floor for a meeting and sits in the glass conference room with the afore-mentioned GM. I notice he too is wearing a shade of pink, albeit, a nice composed striped shirt.

There is another girl on the floor, wearing an orangey-pink, can you add that also?

And then i notice my speakers playing - yes- nothing other than 'Pink' by Aerosmith.

Everyone in their Pinkest you must say. (to modify what PG Wodehouse might have said)
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an email doing rounds

Fantastic piece of theory. I get this e-mail from none other then atanarjuatAtanarjuat.Just another office forward, but then I started reading it, and read the whole thing.
Very interesting. Paranoid ppl? No lack of them. Even if you think it is true, how many ppl can actually go ahead and do this? Especially, people who are fighting just to maintain their seats in the democracy...and that too on behalf of millions of people? Read Ahead...


An Australian analyst's account is published by The Milli Gazette, New Delhi (Issue: Feb 16-28, 2005) and Urdu Times daily, Mumbai (February 15, 2005). The account explains strange actions of Indian Government over relief offer from the US.

Indian people have a right to know the full truth, however ugly and unplatable.

Wanton death of over 300,000 and plunder of Aceh, show the real face of the US inhumanity. The world should better take note.

Please read on.


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