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Parallels and Laterals

Since Manmohanomics became the flavour of the India’s neo-economy, we have seen the rapid opening up of our markets. I remember hearing of how Coca~cola used to cost 50 paise a bottle at the time my parents were enjoying their college lives. Then Krumpled Kurta (who I believe has now patented this style of clothing) got rid of the beverage giant. We could only hope to taste it if we went abroad(or if we had smugglers giving us a regular supply of the bubbly).

Unaware then, that Dr. MS had just changed the way I looked at brands; I had my first taste of the aforementioned beverage for the first time in the early 90s. Others brands were quick to step in. The urban masses just loved the variety they offered as compared to the desi groceries/clothes/appliance to name a few. Now was the time to have real Macs and sport the Red Tab series. What if it cost a few bucks more? (Now that’s a lie, a lot of bucks more actually). Now even I could do some hip shopping and flaunt my style like Chintu’…

# 6

.....auburn in autumn
seek fleeting greens
minds reapplied......

# 5

.....grains of sand plummet
time scatters
the wind whispers
cling on......


....wild over growth of dry weeds,
strong worn fence,
foggy uncertainty lures with a whisper....

AKs ~ II

.....summer skies cool
breezes wandering clouds
the kites fly...

a sharp III rd

Image evenings with orange skies
ever widening chasms
tilt the bottle some more...

AKs ~ I

....rain erases time
one hour reused
the whole day long....

II ~ an unsure second

...thin blackend strings
dance to the rhythm
free and riotous
at times obliging......

I ~ the debut

....swaying blades of grass
strum string of the rain
melodious once and again...

Twins in charge

Strange are the ways of our world. We have heard of cricketer twins (the Waugh brothers) and such. Now we have twins in control of Poland.

Will they be able to tell if Jaroslaw came to the right office or did Lech? Thankfully, they don't have melas to add to the confusion. :)Or we might hear of a thrird brother taking charge of the judicary soon.:P

The twins are limiting their appearances together. "We both agreed that [if he came] for many, the event would be the sight of two, rather similar faces," Jaroslaw told the TVN24 news channel.

India Inc.

Who are we kidding? Corporate India'sdirty laundry just got washed in public. ASSOCHAM's outrage at Corporate's potrayal of how big businesses work in India does not hold water. What Corporate did not do is surprise the viewers about the wheelings and dealings of the biggies and the political-criminal nexus underlying the *clean* image. Lets' face it, thats how 'successful' hard core product/manufacturing sector businesses are built and grown in India. The only exceptions perhaps are the industries invloving intellectual capital? Or am I too naive?

Citizen journos

Having a camera in your cellphone can win you some prizes after all. :) Nokia and the UK Press Gazette chose photos captured by citizensof significant events for the first citizen journalism award. They were taken even before the press could swarm the area. Early birds do get the worm.

The life after.....

This oneis going to attract a lot of eye balls for sometime to come. Tee! hee! :)
Judges will now consider contribution as well as compensation in divorce lawsuits. I concurr all the same. Comments?