I A Ass Exam

The story wanders into the past to about 10 years ago. So why am I penning it down now? Two reasons – one: There weren’t blogs at that time. If there were, I wasn’t aware of them; two: I got reminded of it recently when I appeared for NET (National Eligibility Test), which would qualify me, if I clear the exam, to be eligible for lectureship. The latter – clearing the exam – seems unlikely.

Anyway, to begin with, it was a June Sunday. Place: Delhi. Don’t remember well, if I’d cleared the college or was in the final year. But those were the days, when being a Theatre person was high on my agenda and was associated with Advait Theatrical Group – that thought of itself to be a revolutionary concept, with flying egos. Continue reading

Life plays some pleasant jokes too at times

Let life keep playing such pleasant jokes with me. I don’t mind them. They really bring comic relief in Tragedies. Since I died for worse or better about two months ago, people around me aren’t too happy with my new found freedom. My Maasi has an ad-wise for me – Look ahead Beta. What she really means is find someone as a knife for yourself. So I throw the ball back into her court – Aap hee dekh lijiye Maasi. She turns and says – In cheezon mein time to lagta hai. Now they are in a hurry too but conscious as well Continue reading

Apna makes me Bheegi Billi

Shyalli ro goo laago bheda, se de kanda de po hogde.

That’s an idiom in our Pahari language, that literally means that a Vaid (a doctor) found out that a Fox’s excreta can be used for a medicine. When the fox came to know about it, she swelled with pride and in her ego, went higher up in the mountains to ease herself.

9XM – Bheegi Billi, Main hoon Bheegi Billi. Well it’s not a promotion for 9XM or Bheegi Billi. Just what Apna made me feel… A Bheegi Billi. I’ll call her Apna. The association started with Apna, a few days ago, when a proposal came to us from Forge Foundry, to document Lok-yores on our site HisOrHerVoice. It was by chance that I saw a picture of Yachna on Chirkut and told her that she’d changed a lot. Continue reading