Sunday, February 27, 2011


BusyBusyBusy is how it gets at times. So I have been traveling back and forth filling forms and filing for funds that are supposed to be mine, but involve a lot of field work and finesse to be finalized and fully recovered! A lot of visits to the government offices is a tedious task, and Sucks with a capital S , in India!

So zooming around and dodging the capital city's bustling roads is mind boggling, deafening, road raging and a totally frustrating  tedious task, and by the end you have reached your destination, you have layers and layers of dust caked upon your face and everywhere else . Dust has a propensity of reaching everywhere; even in the seventh box of the seven boxes locked and shut within each other, or right in the center of the stomach of an innermost Russian Matryoshka doll! And by the time you reach from one corner of the Delhi to the next, your entire surface plus your ears nose mouth alimentary canal etc. are all royally layered and leaves you coughing and sneezing till kingdom come!

Delhi is a Surreal place in every sense of the term. If you look up, you will see cloverleaf flyovers, and metro trains zooming overhead and huge shiny architecturally labor extensive sky scrapers glittering in the sun, and huge electronic billboards flashing faces of advertisements , news ,clock time or running instructions like 'keep your city clean' or 'use solar energy' ; all over the place.

Then again, look down, and you will see another side of the picture : The squalor, the dirt, the beggars and the slums , the spit and the ugly. Shifting your gaze alternately , up and down, makes it hard to decide, which picture is the reality, and which one is a dream!

Ok. So has been life lately. Both grim and good at one and the same time. Or you can say, I have been snatching moments from here and there to fill and spice up the life a bit. Nothing odd in that. In fact, isn't that what we all normally do?

So here are some random pictures I took from a random visit to a random Fair. You can also see some funny and some sordid side of an Indian 'Fair' (?)


 Selling Pastries on cart wheels!

 This gentleman 'drove' his family right into the fair on his scooter!

 No Trail rooms here! They are on sale on Cartwheel  ;D

 'Size' of the 'Salesman'!

 All that goes into making one snack called 'Bhelpuri'!

 Selling tooth powder. It says that this Mahanmai Tooth Powder contains no tobacco :D

 Poor Man's Broadway show!( Notice the quality of chairs)

 Introduction of the belle shakers to the 'clients'!

All set to Ogle

The Dance Party wooing the customers from roadside!

 Shaking booty


' -do do-' :D

 Assorted shapes and sizes to cater to all 'tastes'

Curtain Call

Monday, February 21, 2011

Monkey Man's Sunday 160

Wait till she puts me down

Ok, so they are not watching now. Time to get out of rompers...

Get more chic, show a leg, and make a Style Statement!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Friday Flash 55ve Fiction ( Beast Fable #2 : MARRIAGE)

Once upon a time an elephant and an ant fell in love, and decided to marry. After their wedding, they left for their honeymoon.

And then they spend the rest of their life living happily ever after.

After the first night itself, the elephant died . Then SHE spend the rest of her life digging HIS grave.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine

Friday, February 11, 2011

Friday Flash 55ve. Religious Facts

They sat upon the lids
Covering practices
Their flowing beards
Falling like curtains
On black hearts.

She stood holding
Scissors in hand
Wanting to clip
And reveal it all
But she knew
They would come after her
For doing that.

Then she realized
All she needed
Was a LINK
To open the can of worms.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Indian Gypsy Cabaret Dance