Monday, August 29, 2005

Monday morning blues..and then some jazz

Monday morning, 6am, we have decided to work from home today. The weekend was fun, ended up in NYC under the pretext of buying a Motorola Razr cheap in chinatown, ended up having some great soup dumplings followed by some double expressos in little Italy - What a crazy combination. Got some new(??) Ella Fitzgerald CDs and plan to work through listening to them today..also have Duke Ellington in the back of my mind this morning.

My wifes happy with her new gadget, the poor girl had been putting off buying a new phone for the longest time coz of our schedules. Glad I could help her make that happen.

Been catching up with an old friend in Bombay online, he seems to have complicated his life a bit...ditched the girl who was s'posd to marry (don't ask me, I don't get arranged marriage either!!!), for someone he thinks he cares about in Thailand. Well, I'm all for love and success, but, in this guys case, he falls in love with every pretty face he sees. Not that he's dumb or anything, but I guess he's genetically designed to be a sucker for a pretty face. That, leads him to a lot of crazy situations. Of course, he blames me as the catalyst, "Hey man, every time you visit Bombay, my love life gets turned upside down!", well, well! How on earth am I responsible for you thinking with the wrong head. Here's to you old buddy, here's to success in ending up with a girl who loves and cares for you as much as you do for her (??)

Our cricket BBQ from a couple of weeks ago went really posted Cricket BBQ 2005. Guess which one is me!

Also, been very intrigued in graffiti art these days, (being a cartoonist myself), check out Artcrimes and Banksy's website..nice stuff.

Sunday, August 14, 2005


Was thinking of racism and how so many people I have met just want to be friends, but fail when the chips are down:

Racism of thought

You look at me,
through those big blue eyes,
your lips crack a smile
yet, i can see through your lies.

You speak to me,
ask about my life, my country,
You try, very hard,
But you know that you can never let it be

The first signs of dissent,
unrest and unhappiness
the color of my skin
is the first thing that you will address.

Why even bother, to lead me on
in this friendship, in life
why even bother
when there is enough strife.

Look at me again,
avoid the colors that you see
look into my soul
and just, let me be.

I know someday we will share
a world without racism
but racism is not just actions, its thoughts
and i know you will understand if you even care.