Sunday, December 17, 2006
Thursday, December 14, 2006
Spent some time last sunday with Ganga, Anita and their bitch Julie. We were then joined by Sanjeevan on the way to Felix's house. Felix is having problems and so we friends decided to go and meet him. We were all students of Adarsha Vidyalaya in Chembur. Felix lives in Tilak Nagar where I used to stay. The place has been made over, made up, or whatever!
Saturday, September 30, 2006
Today is a happy day. Yesterday at Fab India (where I buy my kurtas and ethnic clothes), I heard a girl say, "This is a happy, happy, happy, happy color, will suit you just fine." I liked that, huh, though, what she meant by "happy" raised to the power of four flummoxed me.
What do I see first thing when I open my blog? Google has upgraded my page rank of my main blog to 4 on 10 from 3 on 10 (zigzackly has 6 on 10!). Some promotion this. Yippeeee! Check it out. Out with the bubblies, no, an extra cup of coffee towards evening, perhaps, if wifey permits.
I have also staked my claim to be the most consistent solo blog and the longest running solo blog at the same URL at the Limca Book of (Blog) Records (the Indian equivalent of Guiness Book of World Records). Isn't that a reason to smile?
Thanks visitors! Do please, please visit me daily (;and give me those hits I deserve;) as I write in this space every day.
Tags: Limca Book of (Blog) Records, Most Consistent Solo Blog, Longest Running Solo Blog, Guiness Book of World Records
Thursday, September 28, 2006
Sunday, September 24, 2006
Monday, September 18, 2006
Read my poem on Beirut here
Beirut was once known as the Paris of the East. No more. Now, militaries of Israel, Syria and Jordan enter and leave it at their whim. Its streets are full of bombed buildings and its citizens live in fear of being killed. This is a poem to its brave inhabitants. "Cedars of Lebanon" is a reference to a passage in the Bible.
Tags: Beirut, Paris of the East, Israel, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Bible
Saturday, August 26, 2006
Monday, August 14, 2006
Saturday, August 12, 2006
Tuesday, August 01, 2006
Thursday, July 13, 2006
Thursday, February 16, 2006
standing aurogita akshaya peter arjun geeta pawan pallvi john, sitting neel yati manish sonia
Originally uploaded by johnpmathew.
Wednesday, February 15, 2006
Wednesday, February 08, 2006
Monday, January 30, 2006
Decked in flowers,
Swaddled in gold filigreed shrouds,
Smeared with perfume,
She travels to the world beyond,
A life of love lived,
A life of more giving than taking,
Living a life of choices,
Turnings, and crossing she had missed.
She lies besides father,
In a grave prearranged for her,
Knowing she would accompany him,
In this last stage of creation,
When we all must self destruct.
When she was grieveously ill and bed ridden she actually told me, "Why don't you lie down somewhere, you look tired." Guess mothers are always like that, sacrificing, giving up, letting go, releasing, and still willing to give unconditional love in spite of all the cruel neglect they receive from their children.
If this is the end - for which we all have to prepare - then we better start living, loving, celebrating, creating, sharing, revelling in this journey called life.
Are you prepared to die? Only then can you prepare to live, as our priest said.