New Year and all that

on Saturday, December 31, 2011
Written by Shubha Mudgal, Vasu Dixit, Pavan Kumar KJ and Jishnu Dasgupta

Vo gaye balam

Vo gaye nadiya paar

Aap toh paar utar gaye

Hum toh rahe majdhaar

(Fragile memories,

Snatches of sound,

Faded photographs

Feelings unbound,

Birds flying in a V,

Homeward bound)

Doorada oorina katheya

Kelide nanna hridaya

Ee gaaliyali, nadiyalli

My heart has heard the tales of that faraway land

The tales that waft in the breeze, and flow in the rivers

Taayiya madilalli

geleyara nageyalli

Naa kandenu katheyannu

In my mother’s lap, I’ve heard these tales

In the laughter of my friends, I’ve seen these tales

Re gehri nadiyaa

Naiyya jhanjhari, duur kinara

Us paar saajan hamaara

Re gehri nadiyaa

(Fading photographs,

snatches of sound,

fragile memories,

feelings unbound)

Kanasolagina kanasali naa kande aa ooranu indu

In a dream within a dream I’ve seen that faraway land

In my mother’s lap, I’ve heard these tales

In the laughter of my friends, I’ve seen these tales

Yes,it was the year I saw that faraway land, poignant teary post for me this.
This year I have missed, my sister's warmth,my mother's cooking full of her love, I have missed it the most,when I was eating food prepared by strange hands, I missed my time with Appa, his laconic self, not finishing his sentences, reminding me so much of myself, I missed these glimpses of myself in an other person. At the end of this year I realized I would never miss all this again in the same gut wrenching way. And that just saddens me,realizing you can never come back again,In the same way.
In other news,Chennai beckoned the year 2012 in its usual brash way,with strong winds blowing threatening to blowing away our umbrellas.
I have discovered awesome eating places in the other city. I promise to write about them in the coming year.
Thanks to flipkart, I have managed to read a decent amount of books.
My software engineer's salary is making KSRTC and the Railways richer.
I wish I had a picture of Jayalalitha or Vijaykanth posters which dot the road I take to office to make this post more interesting.
p.s You missed Jayalalitha in a Ramadan cap :p