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Posted on 07.02.2015 at 00:50
Current Mood: creativecreative
Current Music: The Same as the Others by Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross from The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo OST
“It's because people are so perishable. That's the thing. Because for everyone you meet there is a last moment, there will be a last moment when your hand slips from theirs, and everything ripples outwards from that, the last firmness of a hand in yours that every moment after becomes a little less firm until you look down at your own hand and try to imagine just what it felt like before their hand slipped away. And you cannot. You cannot feel them. And then you cannot quite see them, there's blurry bits, like you're looking through this watery haze, and you're fighting to see, you're fighting to hold on, but they are perishing right before your eyes, and right before your eyes they are becoming that bit more ghost.”
History of the Rain by Niall Williams

Posted on 18.07.2014 at 22:52
Current Music: Invisible Men by OSI
Man, is this thing still on?

Posted on 21.06.2013 at 01:51
Current Mood: contemplativecontemplative
Current Music: Ideal of Hope by Hans Zimmer from Man of Steel OST

“It is not that I have accomplished too few of my plans, for I am not ambitious; but when I think of all the books I have read, and of the wise words I have heard spoken, and of the anxiety I have given to parents and grandparents, and of the hopes that I have had, all life weighed in the scales of my own life seems to me a preparation for something that never happens.”

– Yeats, Reveries Over Childhood and Youth, 1914

Posted on 25.02.2013 at 01:06
Current Mood: worriedworried
Current Music: Ko antey Koti from KaK OST
"Daily contending betwixt pride and poverty; a
mournful relict of misspent youth; a walking dial, with two hands
pointing to the lost hours" - John Tristman, 1756

Posted on 16.07.2012 at 16:38
Current Mood: indescribableindescribable
Current Music: Mind if I Cut in? by Hans Zimmer from TDKR OST
Today awoke from a dream about my ex-. I was in some kind of city bus (Why? I've not been on a bus since the autowallahs went on strike some 4 years ago). I saw her and immediately turned my face away, looking out of the window pretending that I'd not noticed and waiting for her to see me first. I remember her eyes widening in recognition and then she was like me, acting as if hadn't seen me either. Somehow she was later sitting next to me - it was dawn, the light flooding from the windows. At one point I thought she whispered something but I was not sure.
The rest of the journey was in silence.

Posted on 13.07.2012 at 21:14
Current Mood: okayokay
Current Music: Eyes on Fire by Blue Foundation
Update to the below-mentioned post:

Also visited Canada.

Lands to be visited later this year: Russia [Yes], Sweden [No], Spain[No], Germany [Probably]
England, Hungary

Posted on 15.03.2012 at 03:44
Current Mood: cheerfulcheerful
Current Music: Lolyta by Lana del Rey

 Lands visited so far this year: The Netherlands, France, Germany, Gujarat

Lands to be visited later this year (?): Russia, Sweden, Spain, Germany 

All, some or none of the above ?

Posted on 28.02.2012 at 05:11
Current Mood: goodgood
Current Music: Without You by Lana Del Rey
Time is a horse that runs in the heart, a horse
Without a rider on a road at night.
The mind sits listening and hears it pass.

                                                                          - Ghalib

Posted on 19.02.2012 at 02:11
Current Mood: mellowmellow
Current Music: Born to Die by Lana del Ray

back in mera bharat mahaan after 3 weeks in Europe. the last was spent with bergemot and her family. I saw her after exactly a year, if this pattern continues, our lives will unspool like a film with a frame-rate of 1 year per second.

the greatest personal growth of course was seen with T_.  This time I could play with him, and focused on the 'crashing cars' game, popular with his demographic.
hopefully i'll be one of the 'cool uncles' in his life as he grows up.

While last year was warm & sunny, this time the land still held fealty to King Winter. consequently fewer activities incl. a failed trip to the opera for Das Rheingold. bergemot with other hopefuls bravely stood on the opera steps in immortal tradition hoping for spare tickets. for some reason was moved by the scene, don't know why...    

we all went on a day trip to Regensburg. i did the usual thing with burning a mixtape for the drive. later was quite shocked to see how closely it matched last year's Constance trip. has there been no evolution?
must try to break out of this narrow valle

while we had a Tunisian evening to close the previous trip, this time it was an authentic Russian pancake evening, a specialty of bergemot. good stuff, reminded me of steamed dosas. then a few rounds of Association played with two russians, two germans, a mexican and a indian. 'a good time is guaranteed for all' as they say. 

Posted on 22.01.2012 at 14:25
Current Mood: excitedexcited
Current Music: Nee Dookudu by Thaman
History is that certainty produced at the point where the imperfections of memory meet the inadequacies of documentation.
                                 - 'Patrick Lagrange'

History is always written by the victor, and the histories of the defeated belong to the shrinking circle of those who were there. 
                                        – Joachim Peiper

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