Thursday, August 26, 2010

I pray for you!

Suppose a small red noise surrounds a concept that is faster than granite and bends like the distance. You want to wear its talents and drink its red. But you can't bend the view that your rushing is a pleasure and your texture sounds like the feel of aroma. Suddenly a noise drips into a clear blur and the wind feels tight. You see a three-pointed scent out of the corner of your head and your spine goes fresh. This must be the smoothness that everyone is so loudly ignoring. The secret rubs its way through your hair and is lost in a thin, green odor.

How do you feel right now, and why?


How I feel right now is, weighed down, like I am carrying the burden of the world. Why do I feel this way? When my life is going such a smooth sail!! I do know why, because it’s not my troubles that are doing this to me. It’s because I can’t do more than provide moral support, try to get some optimism back in their minds, show them hope, and show them their strengths. And, all this for? For one wave to come and wash it away in seconds. It’s the helplessness of their lives that I wish I could jump into their person, set things moving in the right direction and get back to mine. I prayed, can you believe it, I prayed! But I wonder, even if wishes were granted, which of them; I asked for so many conflicting things, I could not think of one single prayer that would put everything straight, not everything, but at least bring it down to a level that I can make peace with.

Why are troubles like this, couldn’t they be accompanied with a sense of calmness; instead of the stress! First they give you problems with no easy way out, and to top it up they give you the stress so you can go and do things that make it all worse.

Am I overplaying my role? Will they be just as fine without me worrying about it so much? Maybe they will, but I do know how big a strength I am to them. And if overplaying it can mean, some more will to fight, why not? I’ll take all that I can, off their back. But the worst part is, it still remains their battle to fight, and I can’t do anything to change that.

One unsaid rule that I do have in my life is to not go looking for the answer to ‘why’ as soon as trouble knocks. You’ll have a lifetime to think about that; and with all the retrospective wisdom too. But at that moment don’t burden yourself with the past. You already have too much to do about the present and future. Why it happened, why ‘you’, maybe you’ll find the answers, but they don’t help any! Wait till the tide has passed, it probably won’t even matter in the end. Be patient and fight one battle at a time. Yes, I know my prayer now, may God grant them patience!!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

On to the next

Saying a bye-bye to yet another city. A very happening period of life spent here at Hyderabad. Close to two years, but the actual time spent in Hyderabad would be just about half of it. The number of weekends spent here might add up to less than 20. What i'll remember most about this city would be, my home and my tennis classes. Of all the places that i've made home over the years of staying away from home, this one felt most like it. Didn't make many friends, just one crazy roomie was enough. And the tennis classes, that will be my most favourite memory from Hyderabad.

But then the highlight of Hyderabad was also the food. And just so i don't forget any of my favourites on my visits to hydie, here:

Cafe Bahaar, Basheerbagh - The best hyderabadi biriyani i've tasted. Perfectly balanced flavour, and all the flavour and taste are seeped into the grains of rice to perfection. It is ohhh so good!!!

fusion 9, Banjara Hills Road no.1 - chocolate brownie with ice cream sizzler, and the cheesecake. Yet again, the best ones that i've ever tasted. Must have!

Ohri's, Banjara Hills Road no.12 - Lime and herb crusted fish.

Extreme Sports Bar, Banjara Hills Road no.1 - Love the place, whether i drink or not!

The Gujju guy's vada paav, paani puri and kulfi stands outside brindavan bazaar on Banjara Hills Road no. 12

Cafe D'art, Banjara Hills Road no.1

My Cafe Latte, Tirumalgherry - For my love of cafes, i hardly got a chance to visit it as much as i loved the place. And this one is so much more than just a cafe. The bombay coffee, coffee served just how i like. Never went to the one in Jubilee Hills, but that's ok, this is not my last visit to Hyderabad.

Barista on Banjara Hills Road no. 1. This specific one for the countless evenings spent here, and it is better than the usual Barista.

Little Italy - love the new one as much as i did the old one. Have never gotten over their pizza margherita, since discovering it first in Bangalore.

Universal Bakery - Mutton burger!! leave all the sophistication in the parking lot and dig into this delicious burger which fills your hands up. Lip smacking allowed!

Eat Street - How i wish every city had such an eat street by the lakeside.

Chutneys - Love the chutneys!

Ofen bakery - Love the feel of the place more than the food, but that's not to say that the food isn't good.

And all this when i hardly spent any time exploring!