Wednesday, August 24, 2011

peace and flowers

                                                                   Love, memories, magic. 

Sunday, August 21, 2011

the lok pal post

Fans and Avid Readers - As most of you are adults, I am going to assume that you no longer receive lectures from your mummy/daddy.

Are you feeling older and wiser now?

I am now going to make you feel young again by giving you a lecture. You can all kindly thank me for presenting you this fantastic opportunity to regain your youth.

And now....

There is presently a raging debate in this country about the Lok Pal Bill versus the Jan Lok Pal Bill.
While slightly bemused by all the frenzy, I am also growing increasingly irritated by people picking sides WITHOUT READING the concerned bills.

To all those who are vehemently taking to the streets and supporting Anna Hazare and believing that the Jan Lok Pal bill is the answer to India's corruption problems- I ask - "Have you read the Jan Lok Pal Bill first? Have you read the Government's Lok Pal Bill as well? Is your decision to support one version of this bill over the other an informed decision?"

To all those who have been crying hoarse about how the Jan Lok Pal bill proposed by India Against Corruption is draconian and will create trouble rather than solve problems - I ask -  "Have you read the the Government's Lok Pal Bill first? Have you read Jan Lok Pal Bill as well? Is your decision to support one version of this bill over the other an informed decision?"

Sheesh. It's all very well to stand up for a political cause but please do it from a position of INFORMED views.

Go here for the Jan Lok Pal Bill, the version proposed by Anna and friends.

Go here for the Lok Pal Bill, the government version.

Please read BOTH. And then pick a side. That is the only fair way to do this. Everyone on both sides of the divide have been screaming about what is fair and what is not. Give yourselves the opportunity to make a fair choice first.

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Thank you Fans and Avid Readers, for hearing me out. End of lecture. Now you can feel cool and grown up again. And all your parent's friends will say "Wowwwwwwwwww, see how big you have become!" 

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

"If you were smaller I could have dressed you up as a brinjal or a post office and we could have entered a fancy dress competition."

-- My mother, to my sister

Monday, August 15, 2011

little champs

Fans and Avid Readers are hereby informed that I am now officially at the stage of my life where I am traumatised by little boys playing cricket in the park during my evening walks.

Saturday, August 06, 2011

musings

And so I wonder, when I am 75, would I still want this blog to be called "OOF YA!" ?

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

1986

Last night, at the hospital, my grandmother asked me if it was 1986. I told this was 2011.

Last night, at the hospital, my grandmother asked me which year she was born in. I told her it was 1925.

Last night at the hospital my grandmother asked me how old she was. I told her she will turn 86 this year.

Then, last night, at the hospital, my grandmother declared "I was born in 1995."