Thursday, July 24, 2014

Smiling canines

There are 4 dogs in our department. No, not the professors, but real dogs. They just lazily lie outside and are pretty harmless. 

One morning, when I was walking towards the department I spotted two dogs on the way. I usually avoid these canines, but nevertheless I walked slowly. Suddenly these fellows came running towards me. I was startled for a second, and then I realized that these are the ones at our department. They came jumping about, wagging their tails so fast that it appeared it would fall off. I could even spot a smile on their face, well not a smile, but a big grin of recognition. The accompanied me all the way until I reached our department. They were all the time with me, sometimes ran in front of me, sometimes just besides or behind me. All the time they were jumping around. I felt so happy, although I have never given them anything to eat. 

Now I talk to them about nothing and everything. They just look at me resting their chin on the ground as if they want to nod along, but could not because they are so lazy to life their neck.

But whoa! These fellows made my day.

Pee Pee Post

Something rather funny happened in the morning.

A person approached me while I was walking towards my department, through a small ‘forest’ area and asked, if he could pee there. I was perplexed. I mumbled 'Gothilla' ('I don't know' in Kannada) and went on. I did not turn back  

But then it got me thinking. What is the right answer if someone asks, if he could pee there? Should I say ‘No No’ but then he would ask ‘ where else?” and then I would have no answer, by the time he would have peed in his pants.

I realized that lack of toilets is not only an issue in public places, but also in institutions (which sprawls in acres). Where does the cab guy pee when he waits for his 'passenger'? Where does the delivery guy from the online store or restaurant pee, when he waits for the consignee/customer to pick up the parcel? 

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Melancholy in Bang-a-lore

I response to a friend's query about me:

I’m just fine
I’m just fine
I’m here still in ‘lore’ with a ‘bang’

I’ve been here
For too long
Now I need to kick me out

When? I donno
To where? I donno
I just know that I am glum

I’m still here
I’m still here
Walking, talking but lost feeling

Time stands still
Thoughts too still
Filled to the brim with blue at heart

But glum am I?
Donno too
Ran out of tears to cry my soul

Some climb high
Some reach stars
I’m jus’ so doomed in apathy


I’m alive
I’m alive
Count on me to share your sobs