Skip to main content

I like 'Blue'

After working on my thesis (and doing some time-pass) whole night, I happened to peep out of the window and look at the striking shade of blue in the sky. I immediately looked around for my camera. It took some 90 seconds before I could click this photo and in that span of time the coloour of the sky changed a bit. Nevertheless, it is still very near to (but not exactly) the 'blue' which I like.

I am neither very fond of a particular colour (except mauve and lilac) or hate a particular colour. I remember that as a child I didn't like 'yellow' at all. As I grew up, in my mind I started associating colours with different things. E.g. I like 'yellow' when it is a flower which I am looking at (and not Tata Nano or any other car). I would never wear a bright-yellow dress, but that doesn't mean I don't like the colour.

Similarly, I love certain shades of 'blue' which look best in a sky or in a water body. Looking at any of my favourite colours (or shades) in the object of my choice somehow makes me feel elated. (silly things excite me)

Thinking about 'blue' reminded me of the scene in 'Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna' when Rani Mukherjee calls out to Shahrukh Khan saying, "I like blue" which in that situation was supposed to mean "I love you". I liked that scene and the song which followed (Tumhi dekho na...). Actually there are many more things about KANK which I liked. I really regret removing that post from my blog in which I had written why I liked KANK. That post was one of the most 'popular' posts of my blog and million people who googled for "extra-marital affairs" landed on my blog through that post. And that post also had some very interesting comments from anonymous people (anonymous comments on my blog were allowed then). A guy (i think it was a guy) after knowing my views on KANK had commented "Are you interested in having an extra-marital affair?" :)

Oh no!!! This post was not supposed to be this long.... I will go back to work now.
P.S. Last two images are scenes from KANK (the song "Tumhi dekho na"...). Oh I love the songs from this movie, specially "Mitwa...".
And my sincere apology to all married guys, even though I like certain things about KANK, I am not interested in having an extra-marital affair. :)


sujaan said…
looking for new bakras for extramaritals thru this post? :P

in fact it never occurred to me how beautiful that blue is, before the sun rises...haven't seen it in a while...
JC said…
i remember this blue color when used to do night-outs at tifr...
Shazia said…
@ Sujaan
Arey nahi Mr Das. Hum koi unmarried single bakra dhoond rahe hain. Koi nazar mein ho to batayiyega :)

@ Jeet
Hum to aaj kal roz subah hote dekhte hain. Lekin roz-roz ye rang nahi dikhta.
silent_rebel said…
chee chee chee
Shazia said…
@ Senthil
Kya Cheee Cheee???
Sharafat ka zamaana hi nahi reh gaya hai...

Popular posts from this blog

A poem from childhood...

"Long legged Italy, kicked poor Sicily
In the middle of Mediterranean Sea.
Austria was Hungary
Took a bit of Turkey
Fried it in Japan
Dipped it in Greece...."

I remember only this much. This poem was my first attempt at learning the names of these countries and locating them on the map of the world. And I thought Austria and Australia were same. :-)

It's time to confirm that I was wrong at that point of time, some twenty years back...

The Creeper

Do you remember the day you were born? I do. Or, at least I would like to believe that I do. My tiny arms pushed against the mother earth, cracking it open so that I could get the first glimpse of the new world that was going to be my home. I was expecting some kind of magic but reality seemed to be far less magical. It was cold and dark outside and I almost regretted being born. But I shrugged off that thought and decided to give the world one more chance. Tired and pale, I rested my head on the bosom of mother earth and fell asleep.

Things looked a little brighter when I woke up. It wasn't dark anymore. Something far up in the sky shined brightly. It was the sun, I learned later. I felt stronger and noticed that I was not pale anymore. My arms were now turning green and a tiny leaf was about to unfurl, my first leaf.

Many cold nights and sunny days went by and I grew taller, or may be I should say longer because I could never rise up and away from the earth. I was surrounded by…

Taare Zameen Par

Saw the first show of Taare Zameen Par yesterday. A beautiful movie. A must watch for all. The movie deals with an issue 'less-explored'-- needs of a child.

What does "taking care of a child" mean? Putting your child in the best school available. Spending money on tutions, swimming classes, dance classes, and what not. Getting them the best designer wear available. Chocolates, video games, picnics...

TZP tries to define "taking care" which is very different from what is percieved by most adults.

A child who is too young to understand why he is not like other normal children of his age goes through a rough time both at home and school. Then there are constant comparisons with a sibling, who incidentally is a topper and is 'fit to compete in today's world'. He just gives up trying and gets lost within himself. Ishaan was lucky enough to get noticed by a teacher who understands his special needs. How many other children would find similar support? Wha…