Thursday, December 27, 2007

I never thought i would do it. I have just finished reading the first 'FULL' novel in my entire life.

Animal Farm
, by George Orwell - An allegorical pointer at the totalitarian world that existed, then. Explicitly anti-totalitarian in its content, ratified by the fact that Orwell admitted that his works post 1935 have by and large been anti-totalitarian given his staunch leftist views. However, I would not go as far as suggest that it lampoons the Soviet way of living.

Next stop, '1984', Orwell. Knowing that somewhere in 1984 it was around this day that something happened.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Read this recently in 'The Week'
Field Marshal K.M.Cariappa describes the life of the Soldier

At times of war and not before,
God and Soldier we both adore.
But when all is righted,
God is forgotten, and the Soldier slighted.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Hope, my..

Standing tall, amidst these ruins,

struck by winds and rains..
with grit in the eye, head held high,
the edifice remains..

seasons come, seasons go by,
leaving behind, scars and stains..
the clocks may lie, years kiss goodbye,
the edifice remains..

it seemed so long, since birds perched on,
playing their innocent games..
they no longer fly, in silver skies,
the edifice remains..

warriors haven't returned, from distant miles,
forgotten are their names..
maidens don't cry, their tears washed dry,
the edifice remains..

a symbol of hope, an eternal light,
whose brightness never wanes..
"However hard you try, I just wont die!",
the edifice exclaims..