Archive for February, 2011


Life has lots to cope

Yet never lose your hope

Things change in a moment

So don’t try to lament..

Illusions might play in your mind

Making you feel like one of a kind

Yet believe in what you want

For that should be your magical chant..

Learn from your mistakes

And be aware of your stakes

Things will definitely take a turn

And there will be no reasons to mourn..!!!


 There have been times when I wondered whether I am crazy for telling that I love Foxy so much… All those who know me from my school days are sure to know this wonderful dog who made my childhood so blissful.. (perhaps people who got acquainted to me after his demise are also sure to know about him.. because I always had something to tell about him).. He was with me for 12 years and everyday he was there beside me with unwavering love… Some people may find it real wierd when they see the way I cherish his thoughts even now… what to do.. for them he was after all a mutt… but for me he was a four-legged friend who was with me irrespective of whatever I got myself into… 

 He came into my life as a 2 month old when I was in my 3rd standard.. He was the fatso of the litter.. and I used to make so much fun of him because he can never beat his siblings in a running race… but there was one thing he was best at.. EATING..!! Trust me.. there were days when we used to lock him up separately so that his siblings could have some food before this fellow jumped into the bowl… He would literally stand inside the bowl and have his food.. so much for brotherhood (or maybe it doesn’t apply to dogs).. I am clueless why I named him Foxy while Fatty would have suited better..

 Over the years, it was so much fun to watch him grow into an active dog who loved everyday and everybody unequivocally… but still we had our own special regimen.. Since he was not allowed inside the house he would wait near the door to greet me with his morning hug and then would accompany me all the way to my room to wait under my bed till I got ready for school/coll.. The best part here is.. he will get a little worried if I prolong my shower and will whimper near the door as if to ask if everything was alright.. If I dont reply, he gives a grand entry to my bathroom to check it out for himself.. though I couldn’t believe it in the beginning.. I found it amusing later… After all how many has the luck of having someone to open the wooden door when it gets stuck on rainy days?? 🙂

 Our evenings were more fun.. and why wouldn’t it be whilst he has got so much calories to burn.. He was always ready for a ball game or a walk or rather both (for which I might not be ok..).. Both, my bro and me, enjoyed backyard cricket so much because we always had a willing fielder in Foxy…  The next best thing he loved was riding in a two-wheeler and which he made sure he got everyday (obviously even mom can’t say no to him when he gives that adorable look).. Then we used to star gaze  every night (you might ask what a dog knows about star gazing.. but the point is he always accompanied me so I never bothered myself with that question) and its the time I talk my mind out not because I am crazy but because he wont mind listening to me yap.. 😀

 Being a retriever, his love for water is a known fact.. This guy had his own bath tank infact.. He was always ready for a water game in the garden.. And what fun it used to be (atleast for us if not for mom :p ).. He was also such an obedient fellow who made me feel so proud in the canine shows but later I realized I dont need people to tell me how good he is.. As days rolled on, changes were inevitable.. he turned into a more mature and subdued adult who preferred his sleep than walk… yet he always had the loving aura around him.. What if he couldn’t play or run like before.. he could still sit or lie beside me and thump his tail lovingly..

 If I want to tell all the things about him I am sure I would be able to write a book.. but that is not the point… It is just that he was my friend who listened to all my ravings and insecurities.. I always thought he never judged me and I never had to be worried about him being angry on me… When I was happy, he was happy.. and when I was in a bad mood, he made sure that I cheered up.. He did all this out of his love for me.. that too without any expectations.. I wish I could be large hearted like him.. Though he is gone now.. and I have timothy instead.. I still watch out for Foxy unknowingly.. And reality hits me when I look at the empty place beside my door… 😦

 Things might not be the same but the memories… I hold them still.. Timothy (the naughty mutt I got a couple of years ago) is here but still Foxy has his special place in my thoughts.. because the bonding was made of love at a tender age and just grew strong.. All I wish to say is.. Yes, I love the dog still for his unassuming life and its never wrong to love an animal..  And one last thing to you all, if you have never had a pet, just try having one and you will find the joy it can bring to your life… unconditionally….!!!

Days of Innocence…

Our childhood days were filled with fun

We always loved to roam and run

We cherished the picnics and visits

And always ensured to have wishlists…

Our intense curiousness knew no bound

Just like our love for the school playground

Everything seemed to capture our interest

And a lost animal would make us feel bereft…

We were always upto some mischief or other

And ended up blaming on one another

We always had something to laugh about

And gave mom all the more reasons to shout…

Little things always mattered much

But never did we hold emotions in clutch

Many things seemed to scare us easily

And so we loved to sleep with our grizzly…

Neither our looks nor our clothes caused a woe

We never had someone to name as our foe

We always ended up in some sort of silly row

Yet we were sure it will be alright tomorrow…!!!

Tennis.. Racing.. Football.. Basketball.. Athletics… We might like them all..  but we dont watch them all so keenly… to what extent will you go to watch a favourite sport of your choice?? Do you try to miss your special class for it? Do you keep an alarm to watch it from the pre-match session?? Do you involve in a fist fight because you are not being allowed by your sibling to watch THE GAME….???? then do join the club… because I have been there and done that.. 🙂

I am not a fanatic but i never knew I will be engrossed in a sport so much that I would rise to support my favourite team as if I am  guarding my own honor…. Cricket might not be a religion to me but still I enjoy it with fervor (maybe I am enjoying it because it doesnt come with the norms and protocols :p)… just because of one man.. Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar..!!

Caution: If you aren’t in favor of him then I have nothing more to say (after all its a democratic country and everybody can have a view of their own) but if you read through you might understand how people like me feel about him…

People call him with so many terms and endearments yet he is the simple man who carries himself with such elan amidst the adulation… My age is his experience in international cricket.. Whoa..  what more can you say..  A man who has brought sheer joy to umpteen million of people for more than two decades now.. A man who tries to be a role model on and off the field.. A man who invents new records and alters the horizon.. A man who makes you feel that anything is possible..  A prodigy who always strives to be better irrelevant of being the best.. A man with the mission to bring out the best results with an array of technically sound shots.. A man who seems to shine as he gets old.. sort of a vintage wine perhaps.. A man who tries his best for the team’s welfare.. A man who has most of the records on hold except for one glory which he yearns the most… The winner medallion of World Cup!!!

Its been a dream for years..not only for him but to the billion Indians.. Since 83.. things have changed so much.. Men have come and men have left.. the team has seen the ups and downs.. this man had the onus on him to do it but trying circumstances made it difficult..The Cup was very much in the grasp in 2003 but for that pull shot in the finals.. Now after so many years, he is the only double ton holder in ODI cricket and has been in stupendous form last year.. The team also have raised themselves to the no. 2 position in ODI ranking whilst being the best in test cricket.. Will the men in blue be able to deliver the best for the little master now??.. This might be the last chance for the batting maestro to go for that elusive cup.. With a proper blend of youth and experience Dhoni has the team which can wield the magic… The team is raring to go for it and I am sure its going to be a brighter dawn this time… Bring it on I say!!!

The wait..

As I grow old and weak

Time is playing hide and seek

When am I gonna see my girl

With whom I will sway and swirl…

The dusk is fast approaching

I have to spend the darkness in waiting

Without her, my summers are long

All I hear is my lonely song…

My eyes are growing tired

In search of my desired

I know she is out there for me

I wish I could hold her with glee…

There I see a darkened cloud

The thunders too are roaring loud

May they meet my lovely dove

And convey my feeling of love…

The snowy flakes have come

The sight is quite awesome

Yet it doesn’t seem to be appealing

Because without her it’s not the real feeling…

The seasons are flying past me

So fast for me to clearly see

It just allows me to cope

With the grit and endless hope…

The aging silver that lines my hair

The tiny creases in my face so fair

Reminds the destiny for me

To wait for my lady to be..!!!


When we first met, we knew not each other

Yet the strangeness did not make us bother

We felt that somewhat we shared similar liking

From the love for chocolates to that of biking…

We knew the ways of our changing trends

We had our inhibitions in becoming friends

Little did we know, that our bond is strong

And the friendship was meant to last long…

There have been days when we fought badly

And there were days when we laughed gladly

Those days of kinship turned into lovely years

During which we learned to face our fears…

I wish that we always stay this way forever

And be a support to each other in any endeavor

I might not have told how much it means to me

But understand every moment with you brings glee!!!

The Ugly Truth!!!


In life, lots of people may come and go

Some maybe friends & some maybe foe

Only the chosen ones imprints we hold

Even when the relationship has gone cold…

All those happy days might have gone

And we know life is all about moving on

Yet our heart fails to understand it

And yearns for the little magic bit…

The more you deny, the more you seek

The desire strengthens even the meek

Giving the courage to pursue the dream

So that you can end up with a winning gleam…

Sometimes luck might not favour you

Victory might not really be on cue

It might surely cause you a heartburn

But alas it is an experience to learn…!