To be, or not to be, that is the question

I have been working on a few things these past months. I had no intention of reviving my blog until I had decided on a new direction and purpose for my writing.

However, I have decided to post today because after all, what is the point of having a blog and occupying cyber space if I’m not sharing my thoughts when needed. So here it comes…

While I haven’t been writing for public, I have still been reading other blogs. Indian Home Maker’s being one of them. In a recent post, a woman discusses her rights to eat without having showered. It might seem ridiculous that a woman doesn’t even have the right to eat when and how she pleases but it’s true. Read the post if you don’t believe me. I posted a comment there for which one mr.sanjeev replies. Not directly in the post but in my blog post that is absolutely irrelevant to the topic of discussion. He is commenting possibly in other blogs as well.

Here’s the comment I received from this bottom-dweller

Here’s my response to you mr.sanjeev if you are reading this:

I have to admit I couldn’t stop laughing. I laughed because of the helplessness that I felt knowing that grave misogynists are not just blind but also cowards. Now don’t concern yourself wondering if you are in fact a misogynist. You wouldn’t know. Your brain still needs time to evolve.

TODAY’S BREAKING NEWS:
Mr. sanjeev was having lunch with his wife. Mr. sanjeev lives with his wife in her parent’s house. Mr.sanjeev cooks, cleans and takes care of the house in addition to working outside. One fine after noon which is his weekly day off from work, he cleans the house while his wife’s mother and father relax in their rooms.

Mr.sanjeev’s wife is busy with other things while mr.sanjeev religiously scrubs the kitchen and bathroom floors. He usually showers after cleaning but that day he was hungry and decided to eat. Mr.sanjeev was so relieved he didn’t have to cook much that day. Usually he makes a whole variety of dishes to please his wife’s dearest mother and father. But that particular day they had given him a break. Mr.sanjeev’s wife doesn’t interfere with his cooking. After all, he knows how to handle things around the house. Mr.sanjeev is so lucky to have such a great wife and such amazing mother-in-law and father-in-law.

Mr.sanjeev sat down in the dining table to eat. His wife was also at the table. Mr.sanjeev’s Mother-in-law, the holiest of holy mother to have ever walked on earth, interrupts his eating.
“Mr.sanjeev, what is this? You stink. Don’t you know you have to shower? With girls it’s a different matter, they don’t have to shower. You know that! But how dare you eat before shower?”. Mr.sanjeev was enraged and furious. But mr.sanjeev’s wife rightly brought him back to his senses. She said “mr.sanjeev, apologize to my dearest mother. You will not show a rude face to that holy being”. But mr.sanjeev did not budge. Mr. sanjeev’s wife then said “How dare you! You BLOODY BITCH mr.sanjeev, you wouldn’t be less of a human if you say sorry to my holy mother. Do not make “a mountain of a mole hill”. I’m not your puppet, do you understand BITCH?”. Mr. sanjeev’s wife then threw the food he cooked for her, shattering the dishes in the process.   

Mr.sanjeev is now said to have realized his mistake. He has mended his ways and vows not to sway from his destiny. He has now decided to shower three times a day, once before every meal. mr.sanjeev’s wife is glad he is put in his place and knows rightly where he belongs. After all, it is her job to make sure of that and help her holy mother and father in that process.

The End.

Things I miss. Perhaps you do too?

1. Sleeping on the floor after a tired long outdoor time with friends and waking up with drool on the face

2. Playing cricket when you were hardly as tall as the bat

3. Playing book cricket under the table during a boring class in school

4. Teasing classmates and fighting with them but staying united during inter-school competitions

5. Taking advantage of a younger sibling and making them do chores for you

6. Stealing lunch from classmates’ lunch box during snack time

7. Making fun of the really bad teachers and nick naming them

8. Adoring the really good teachers and working hard to impress them

9. Feeling extremely sleepy while studying for annual exams and waiting eagerly for holidays to sleep in late

10. Unable to sleep in late and being bored right on the first day of summer holidays

11. Missing friends during summer vacation

12. Buying popsicles on the way home from school and comparing tongue colors

13. Being silly about who sits next to who in the bus

14. Dropping the school bags at the doorstep and rushing inside home to the aroma of onion bajji

15. Enjoying the privileged cup of tea you were allowed occasionally as a kid

16. Cherishing the unexpected day off from school due to heavy rains

17. Catching rain drops from the balcony, counting the number of umbrellas walking by – with people underneath it of course

18. First day of getting a brand new bicycle

19. First time you fell off the bicycle

20. Wind in your face while running fast & the quiet in the street while walking alone

21. Boredom in class when all your closest friends are out sick from school

22. Glee in your face when you get a 100% in a math exam

23. Day out during trade fair with friends on a crazy hot summer day just to buy a cotton candy

24. Exchanging vacation trips and stories on the first day back to school

25. Saving up pocket money to watch a circus with friends while pretending to be in school

What do you miss?

Have you seen the inner child?

 

I have forgotten who I am.

I have forgotten the inner child.
Its in a deep slumber amidst the amnesia that started with responsibilities.
It does pop its head once in a while. But I ignore it. Like the back ache ignored amidst feeding the baby. Like the dry skin ignored amidst all the running around.

But now is a good time to remember.

What’s 2011 to you?

“A New Year’s resolution is something that goes in one Year and out the other”

New year has had a bumpy start for me. Cold, eye infection and throat infection were quick enough to visit even before the new year did.

New home, new school, new neighborhood, new maid, new schedule. I am longing for old things now. I don’t want many new things year after year. Looking back, there has been something new since 2007 and I wish things would get really old before new things came in.

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