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The Hundredth Hundred.

What a Relief!!!   As a citizen of a nation obsessed with Cricket, I too had great love for the game. I can't recall exactly when I started loving the game, but often spent days in front of the idiot box at home, ears glued to my small radio at the backbench in college, begging to the hostel warden to let us watch the world cup match between Sri Lanka and India (it ended rather disastrously, leaving many of us in tears) and many more... Though India had always been my favorite, and will continue to be so, I've always enjoyed other matches too... When South Africa chased down the highest score, I had cheered as if I was a South African! Today, as India suffered a loss, despite Tendulkar finally achieving his 100th century, I feel that Indian Cricket is the loser. I have nothing against Tendulkar, and though I don't consider him as the God of Cricket, I had high regard for him as a player. But, I think slowly he is falling off the high pedestal on which he is pl

तेरे लिए / നിനക്കായ്

तेरे फरमान के लिए तरस्ते रहे पर तेरी खबर तक न आये.. तेरे यादों के ग़म हमें सताने लगे तो रातों के तन्हाई मैं हम रोते रहे सुबहों की रौशनी ने जैसे आँखों को जलाकर रख दिए... दिल के दीवारों पर बेचैनी की मकड़ियों ने जाल बुनने लगी; बेबसी के पंखों पर सवार हम उलझ गए बार बार.. तन्हाई की खामोशी मेरे  कानों में हाहाकार कर गूंजे ... जब अनदेखा अनसुना सा यह पीड़ा दुनिया के मेहफिल में बेसहारा छोड़ा अब हिम्मत जुटाके हम खड़े हैं , उम्मीद बस तुम्हारे आने की हैं...   നിനക്കായ്  നിന്റെ കുറിമാനത്തിനായ് കാത്തിരിപ്പൂ ഞാനെങ്കിലും നിന്‍ ചെറു സന്ദേശം പോലുമെന്നെത്തേടി  വന്നതില്ല! രാവിന്നേകാന്തതയില്‍ നിന്നോര്‍മ്മകളെന്നെ വലച്ച- നേരം, ആരും കാണാതൊന്നു പൊട്ടിക്കരഞ്ഞു പോയ്‌! പ്രഭാതത്തിന്‍ വെട്ടമെന്‍ കണ്‍കളെയെല്ലാം  ചുട്ടു കരിച്ചീടുന്നതെന്തിനിപ്പോള്‍ എന്നറിയില്ല... മനസ്സിന്‍ മച്ചകത്തില്‍ എട്ടുകാലികളാമെന്‍  അസ്വസ്ഥതകള്‍ മാറാലകള്‍ കെട്ടി നിറച്ചീടവേ നിസ്സഹായത തന്‍ ചിറകിലേറി ഞാന്‍ അലഞ്ഞു തിരിഞ്ഞു വലഞ്ഞുഴറിപ്പോയ് ; ഏകാന്തത തന്‍ നിശബ്ദതയെന്നുള്ളില്‍   


As I awoke into Bliss, A smile stayed on my lips, My heart missed some beats- Ever Happy to be his... Where true love blossoms, You and Me became US... The world changes its ways To encompass all in its realms... Love has bestowed wings To fly high in the skies... Lighter, I float, as a feather Along the blue clouds yonder... Love stays on forever - Renders us stronger... Completing each other, Never does it disappear!!! Image Courtesy: Google Images

गुज़रे कल

जो खो गए उस के ग़म में जो रह गए उसे भूली मैं; एक दर्दभरी याद को सीने लगाकर हँसी को मिटादी अपने होंटों पर । आँखों से जो आँसू टपक पड़ी तो खुशियों को भी मैंने मोड़ी गुज़रे हुए कल की यादें हैं दर्द भरी उस में उलझी, आज को जीना भूल गयी!!! one of my friends who is not fluent  in Hindi wanted me to translate the poem in Malayalam... though a word by word translation is not possible, I've tried to capture the gist of it... കഴിഞ്ഞ കാലം...  നഷ്ടപ്പെട്ടതിന്റെ  ദു:ഖവും പേറി ഞാനെ- ന്നരികിലുള്ളതിനെ മറന്നു പോയ്‌ ... ശോകത്തിന്നലകള്‍ ഹൃദയത്തിലേറ്റി, യെന്‍ ചുണ്ടില്‍ നിന്നും പുഞ്ചിരി മായ്ച്ചു... കണ്ണുനീര്‍ത്തുള്ളികള്‍ പൊഴിഞ്ഞു വീഴവെ ഞാനാനന്ദത്തിന്നു നേരെ മുഖം തിരിച്ചു... കഴിഞ്ഞകാലത്തിന്‍ വ്യഥകളിലുഴറി- യിന്നില്‍ ജീവിക്കാന്‍ ഞാന്‍ മറന്നേ പോയ്‌!!!     

The Lost World

  It must have been around 2 O' clock in the noon... All the people around me were enjoying their mid noon siesta... I was waiting with baited breath among the foliage... Soon, I could hear the voices...and the stealthy footsteps coming closer. I remain hidden behind my favourite mango tree. My heart was thumping... What would happen? Will the plan backfire? Will someone find fault with me? A thousand questions seem to crop up in my mind in a matter of seconds... With the heart beats sounding like drum beats, I waited for the right moment. As soon as the stealthy steps sounded near enough, I darted out from behind the tree and shouted at the top of my voice (believe me, I can be heard by the whole village when I shout!) "Who goes there?''  The shock and terror on the face of my unsuspected victims were inexplicable. They screamed to each other 'Rrruuunn...' and scampered here and there. Soon, most of them were not to be seen, except a small


Well, the title was reserved for a blog to be written when Tendulkar hit his hundredth ton... Seems that we will have to wait a little more for that. In the mean while, I reached this personal milestone of 100th entry in my Blog! Even though its not a historical or hyped event, but just a humble achievement of a rather unknown and uninspiring blogger, personally, it is a great achievement for me. What started as a time-pass has now become a passion.  So, allow me to celebrate this small event. It is only proper that I express my gratitude to some important people who have helped me to reach this far.... I started out with no idea of what blogging is or how it is done. I was inspired by my friend Ranjith Menon to start a blog, way back in 2009 (I think). It was created and soon forgotten... Then for two years it lay dormant... I don't know what hit me, but in 2011 I started blogging like a man possessed ... and the result is that I am here at my 100th post today. I