Saturday, 13 September 2014

Storm Again

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Old n battered,
A ship in the storm.
I trudged along slowly,
Else I may sink, I may drown.

The skipper of my vessel,
Who else but me.
The  pole star of my destiny,
Who else but me.

Do I sail alone,
No, not at all.
Who is my company,
He, the biggest of them all.

The energy to weather the storm,
Tide over the beauty, time.
Sail in glory again, masts aloft,
Conquer lands n oceans, Storm Again.
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Storm Again
Storm Again



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Saturday, 30 August 2014

Wind In My Sails

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Storm clouds burning up the sky,
The sea promising to prowl.
Give up, say sigh,
Someone out there growled.

I have set afloat,
On a journey beyond the horizon.
Somewhere far, somewhere remote,
Not resting until it's done.

The ocean full of chops,
Cannot make me stop.
The sea up to infinity,
Will set up my winning spree.

To recount a thousand tales,
Of victories, not of fails.
All that I need today,
Is the Wind in my Sails.
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Wind In My Sails
Wind In My Sails

P.S. By God's grace, we wish to have lots of wind in our sails.


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Friday, 29 August 2014

The Next Google?

Questions
Colin Powell, the former US Secretary of State under George Bush, once said - "The day the soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help them or concluded that you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership."

For many of us from the millennial generation and beyond, the "you" is Google.

Every time we need to search something, we run to Google. Be it some information that we need, or an idea that needs to be refined, Google helps us. 

Need to Buy something, Google It. Need to read something, Google It. Need to travel somewhere, Google It. For every why, when, where, what and how, Google out there has an answer.

Google has changed from a noun to a verb.

Do people run up to you, to solve their problems? Do they look up to you for inspiration, ideas, help et al? 

Do they think you can answer all their quandaries? Do they think that you can show them a crystal clear way in a misty path?

Do you think you can answer their why's when's where's what's and how's?

Do they they you can be their Pole Star?

Are you The Next Google?

Misty Path


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Sunday, 24 August 2014

The Silkworm - Book Review

Well, I hope you are not wondering why have I put up a picture of J K Rowling next to a book authored by Robert Galbraith.

The Silkworm

J K Rowling
J K Rowling is Robert Galbraith. Robert Galbraith is J K Rowling. The famed writer of The Harry Potter series has penned her second book under the pen name Galbraith, after the success of The Cuckoo's Calling mid last year.

Coming to the book itself.

For those of you who love Rowling's writing, this one is a sheer delight. Flawless narration, vivid illustrations of the background and piercing insights into the characters make reading The Silkworm a pleasure.

Set in London, in the early part of this decade, the book is a crime-murder mystery-detective thriller. The book explores the dark undersides of literary circles in London. Jealousy against Talent, Love versus Lust - all are explored in this book. 

The hero of this book is Cormoran Strike, ex British Army, now detective, who has an uncanny knack of solving murder mysteries. And the one in the book is as gruesome and gory as it can get.

Assisting him is his affable secretary-assistant-aspiring investigator Robin Ellacott. She is bright and pretty, with an envious fiance, all along trying to make her mark by assisting Strike.

J K Rowling loves symbolism. They were abound in Harry Potter. And they are abundant in The Silkworm too. Symbols, sometimes dark, sometimes grey, form a major part of this mystery. Understanding the real meaning of these symbols keeps the reader engaged.

To keep things simple, the number of characters in this book are less than 20. This make it easier for the reader to understand and keep track of the story. The characters themselves are quirky. Hidden by their masks, these personas disguise their real selves.

The book has generous moments of lust, subtle moments of attraction, a good deal of jealousy, some child like innocence, aspiring writers, Godfathers, et al.

All in all, the book is a perfect murder mystery, garnished with Rowling's fluid narration and story telling. Don't miss a chance to read this one from Rowling's stable.

I am personally waiting for her next book.

P.S. The book has a bit for bloggers too - quoted right below.

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'Why?' asked Strike heavily.

'Why what?' said Robin, looking up at him.

'Why do people do this?’

‘Blog, you mean? I don’t know… didn't someone once say the unexamined life isn't worth living?’

‘Yeah, Plato,’ said Strike, ‘but this isn’t examining a life, it’s exhibiting it.’”
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Saturday, 16 August 2014

A Smile For Me

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Bright lights all around,
Yet something so lustrous.
Stumbled upon a diamond,
Just perfect and ageless.

Glittering shining,
Giving me wings.
Enamoring dazzling,
Pulling my right strings.

Putting me on the moon,
A very fine star.
A fleeting chapter,
In my short memoir.

Standing out among the bevy,
Was a pristine beauty.
Vast endless, a sea,
Her Smile for Me.
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Smile For Me
Smile For Me

P.S. After a streak of jealousy, a smile for you can put you up. Really up. Right in the skies. Among the stars.


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Friday, 15 August 2014

Smile For Someone

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I thought she was cold,
A mystery, a story untold.
Never a smile, Hardly a grin.
She always put me in a spin.

Her second name, Enigma,
Divine angel, a diva.
Exuding a glittering aura,
Prim, perfect and alpha.

One fine hazy evening,
A beaming smile on her face.
After winter a spring,
Poised with a demure grace.

The object of her affection,
Left me cold and ashen.
Into my heart, a piercing canon,
Her smile for someone.
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Smile For Someone
Smile For Someone
P.S. It has been a long time since I wrote about Jealousy. The next one proposes to be an antithesis.


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Tuesday, 12 August 2014

The World In Conflict


Different parts of the world in throes of war and conflict.

You have Russia, Russian backed rebels in Ukraine, and Ukraine caught in a bloody conflict in Eastern Ukraine. This has resulted in wide spread sanctions against Russia. A Malaysian Airlines plane MH17, with 298 people on board, was shot down. All people lost their loves, becoming a collateral damage in a needless conflict.

Hamas from The Palestine and Israel are slugging it out in The Gaza strip for the past one month, resulting in the death of 1800+ people, mostly in The Gaza Strip.

And the ISIS is spreading its tentacles in the Middle East, with the latest being its attack and suspected genocide of Yazidis.

This video, shows a daring operation to drop food and amenities for stranded Yazidis, and rescuing a score odd people - women, men and children (Courtesy CNN). Hats off to the men involved in the rescue.
P.S. It is really unfortunate that many of them had to be left behind.
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