Saturday, 15 November 2014


Chivalry is not dead !

Vladimir Putin is known to be a tough man across the world, often drawing criticism for his high handed approach to various matters. The world saw a completely different side of the Russian President a few days back in China, while he was visiting the country for the APEC summit.

The lady who created this moment is Peng Liyuan.

Now you may say, Peng Who?

Well, for starters, Peng Liyuan is the wife of the Chinese President Xi Jinping. And yes, she is not just the First Lady. She is a renowned folk singer and an artist, a lady who can stand on her own.

At the recent APEC summit attended by Xi, Peng, Barack Obama, and Putin among other leaders, the weather got a little frigid on a calm November day in Beijing. 

While her husband was busy discussing world affairs with the POTUS Barack Obama, Peng felt a bit cold. After exchanging a few words about the cold weather, the macho man, Vladimir Putin (also a gentleman at heart) was at work.

He quickly draped his warm shawl around the First Lady.

The moment oozed with courtesy, and evoked a demure smile from Peng. It was a moment which reflected Putin's chivalrous side. The First Lady herself was balanced, sitting down for a moment with the shawl offering, before replacing it with her own coat.

See the video right below.

And how was this chivalrous moment taken in China? Well, it was not taken in the right spirit. 

Commentators went into an over drive, accusing Putin of making a pass or flirting with the First Lady. China is considered to control the internet with an iron first. Pictures and videos of the entire episode were removed from the internet accessible to the Chinese people.

The incident was also labelled as CoatGate.

So much for Chivalry.

P.S. Needless to say, the incident became a subject of many internet jokes. Catch one right below.

And yes, if you have read till here, you might as well read my earlier blog on the same topic featuring our very own L K Advani , and the bombshell from across the border, Hina Rabbani Khar.

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Friday, 14 November 2014

A Child Ageless

A Child
A Child
A child I am at heart,
Beautiful, a work of art.
Precious and priceless,
My life, full of innocence.

My soul, simple and pristine,
Always brings a smile, serene.
My mind, without any knots,
Eyes glowing, a million watts.

My heart, so pure,
Elementary, yet grandeur.
Ain't I always happy,
My heart, a vast sea.

I am God's own angel,
Always sharing my love ample.
Leaving a smile on your face,
I am a Child Ageless.

A Child
A Child

P.S. Today is Children's Day. Let us be children, forever. It's joyous.

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Saturday, 25 October 2014

An Introvert

Conversations, often, bring to light some interesting insights of our life.

One of them went as below.

She :- What do you like to do when you get some free time for yourself?

He :- Well, quite a few things. I love to read, have a nice siesta, write and listen to nice music.

She :- Interesting ! 

A pregnant pause followed.

She :- You seem to be an introvert.

He :- Do I? Why do you say so?

She :- Well, you love to do things which don't involve other people.

He, was, speechless.

Are you an introvert??

If you are, you need not worry. You do have some good company. And after all, it's not a bad thing.

Introvert But Not Shy
Introvert But Not Shy

An Introvert
An Introvert

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Friday, 24 October 2014

An Island

Six Days, Seven Nights - is an old movie starring Harrison Ford.

Courtesy Wiki, the plot is as below.

Robin Monroe (Anne Heche), a New York journalist working for Dazzle, a fashion magazine, is invited by her boyfriend Frank to spend a week holidaying with him on the island paradise of Makatea in the South Pacific.

The final leg of their journey to Makatea is in a small dilapidated aircraft piloted by middle-aged American Quinn Harris (Ford). They are accompanied by Quinn's girlfriend and co-pilot Angelica.

On their first night on the island, a drunk Quinn makes a move on Robin.

The conversation goes as below.

Quinn: They come here looking for the magic, hoping to find romance, when they can't find it anywhere else.

Robin: Maybe they will.

Quinn: It's an island, babe. If you didn't bring it here, you won't find it here.

Doesn't it tell all about us, about our life, an island??

Our Life An Island
Our Life - An Island

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Thursday, 23 October 2014

A Life Split

Known to growl,
And known to prowl.
I wander with pride,
And I'm often vied.

In the dark jungle,
Still is the night.
Under the shining moon,
Scared n affright.

Colored in gold,
And stripes of black,
Considered very bold,
Still I have cracks.

A tiger at heart,
God's work of art.
With my two left feet,
Sometimes ferocious, often sweet.

My life, less ordinary,
A bird I am, free.
Under the sky, starlit,
I'm a personality, split.

A Split Personality
A Split Personality

P.S. We often have our own failings. Usually, they are kept very personal, very close to our heart, never revealed. 

All of us have a bit of Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde withing us. Our life, black and white, has several shades of grey.

We can be as ferocious as a tiger, or as meek as a rabbit.

Explore your dark side.

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Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Happy Diwali 2014

Wish one and all a very Happy Diwali !!!

Happy Diwali
Happy Diwali

Happy Diwali  

Happy Diwali 

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Sunday, 19 October 2014

Keep Chugging

Scenic days,
Pleasing nights.
Keeps you bright,
In good flight.

Summers are gay,
Autumns heralding the cold.
Winters are stark,
Spring assuring growth.

Seasons may come,
Seasons may go.
One thing's certain,
Changes will show.

Life feels uncertain,
When everything is fickle.
Just stay strong,
For life is long.

God gives you steam,
To power your engine.
Sing your mantra,
Just Keep Chugging.

Keep Chugging
Keep Chugging

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