Tuesday, September 29, 2015
1. Ads. I don't want them. Or I want more interesting ones.
2. Nice local programs. I won't mind watching something funny in tamil. Something without children acting like adults
3. More HD channels. I love the clarity in them. Would love to have a few more. Thankfully almost all english entertainment channels I watch have a HD version now.
4. A doggy channel. It would be interesting to see what my dogs actually like to watch.
Sunday, September 27, 2015
The Giver and the Receiver were the only two people who are aware of things others dont even know exist.
She is especially skilled with thread and needle and she starts weaving a new story for the village she is a part of. She slowly comes to terms with her powers and understands the reality of the situation they are in and rather than try to run away from it, attempts to change it.
The rain will give my garden some hope and all those tiny plants will bloom, sprout and just make the world a better place to live in.
The rain will forgive all that was, all that could have been and just let all that is be.
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
I have always been in an amazing comfort zone, watching the world go by.. But like I have been ranting recently, I needed a change as I was becoming just another cog going with the flow (bad mix of metaphors :) )
Monday, September 21, 2015
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
It's one thing to yearn for something.. But quite another thing to find the strength to achieve it.
I heard this quote in one of the many TV series I watched today.
When I think of what I yearn for and what I have to do to achieve it, I sometimes drop things due to the effort involved. A few other times, it doesn't seem so difficult and the end is worth the means, the tears and the pain.
Perhaps everything in life comes with a filter criteria. A filter that removes every thing unnecessary without much ado. We just fail to see it that way as we're caught up in our version of reality.
Maybe it all happens according to the most logical plan. One we cannot see as it's just too big for us.
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
When I first thought of owning a house, the idea was exciting and scary. The magnitude of money involved was a deterrent, as imagining such a huge loan to my name after having a debt free existence, was scary to say the least.
Somehow, we managed to get the approvals and buy a house. The day we registered it was special and we moved in and just did a basic set up. Never one for interior decoration, we put together things that were mostly practical and avoided wasting money on anything unnecessary. Over time, we got our own cozy corners and favorite spots. Our routines revolved around different places in the house.
The house became a home and now, I can't imagine life elsewhere. We often flirt with the idea of leaving the suburbs and living in the city and I almost moved away from the country. The home had its way and I'm sitting here writing.
It is very quiet here and we are far away from all possible action. It's a drive to reach any restaurant or book shop. We don't meet friends on weekdays as they live too far and the traffic is a pain. We are OK driving long or hiring a driver...
But we really can't get ourselves to move out. Is this place holding me back from truly spreading my wings? Or is it giving me something to come back to, no matter how far I go? I tend to lean towards the second option as I feel that ones roots have to be strong and deep if they have to grow. Mine are here now. Deeper everyday.
Monday, September 14, 2015
Thursday, September 10, 2015
I did get used to it and today, i had a very adventurous evening.
Everyday when I leave my house and hit the streets of Bangalore, I see hopeful eyes. They're everywhere and they give me such a heart breaking look. Puppy or doggy eyes, it doesn't matter. I am very tempted to pick them up and take them home. Every time I don't, I imagine how the dog is going to struggle. More often than not, they don't struggle much.
I see a few of them every day. Happy in their own way with their lot. Some live, some die, some hurt, some love... But that's their life and they're so free.
I think of that and be happy and live with myself. Else the house will be full of dogs. :)