Sunday, July 28, 2013

Polly come home

Oh. My. God. I feel so lucky to be alive simply because I have the ability to hear music. I just found another gem by Robert Plant and Alison Krauss. He sings in such a plaintive, sweet, beautiful, magical voice while Alison is like a warm crimson soft velvety thing in the background. I love these two. What I would give to have a voice like Alison. Here's the song. This is a very very good day I have to say!

Polly come home by Robert Plant and Alison Krauss

Paper airplane

I just heard this song and it made me so incredibly sad... sad in a sweet way... as though things lost came knocking and yet remained lost forever...

Paper airplane by Alison Krauss

I've put it all behind me
Nothing left to do or doubt
Some may say
But every silver lining always seems to have a cloud
That comes my way

Anticipated pleasure or unexpected pain
No choice I fear
And love is hard to measure hidden in the rain

That's why you'll find me here all alone and still wondering why
Waiting inside for the cold to get colder
And here where it's clear that I've wasted my time
Hoping to fly 'cause it's almost over now

People come together, people go their own way
Love conquers few
And I'll do whatever, I'll say what I need to say
Just not for you

How many days should I smile with a frown?
'Cause you're not around with the sun on your shoulders
And how many nights must I wake up alone?
And know in my soul that it's almost over now

Our love is like a paper airplane flying in the folded wind
Riding high, dipping low
But innocence is fair game, I'm hoping I can hold it in
Our love will die, I know

Thursday, July 25, 2013


I haven't been here in a while. The city is burning and the humidity is like molasses in the air. Walking from the car to the office makes me sweat including under my feet. The magazine has moved online and I have been handling the content. There have been so many changes and I'm just trying to get a handle on all of it. It is a challenging time as we all try to do the best we can...

I've been listening to a lot of Alison Krauss lately. I love her melodious soft voice especially in this song called Stay . Lovely song, enjoy!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Ramadan begins

Well I'm happy to announce that it's a perfectly lovely Wednesday as Ramadan begins. I came in at 10:30 to work and will go back home at 4:30 which is a luxury that people in this part of the world enjoy for a month once a year. The day started wonderfully with two unexpected compliments coming my way. So my morning was incredibly happy and the happiness has spilled over through the day fortunately. I had a cup of coffee and now I'm not feeling hungry at all. All the restaurants will be closed but I can order takeout. May be eat a burger which I really hate but I don't have much choice. AH let not the burger get you down! It's a wonderful day!

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Just hello

I haven't been here for a while and I miss it. Life is moving on as always. That is the job of life- to move on. The Dubai sun has been particularly cruel these last few days and I think today has been the worst. I went out to have lunch at my usual place and just the task of getting in and out of the car is just horrid. It takes a while to cool down when you get indoors. I try to drink as much water as I can but most of the time I just forget even though the water bottles are kept right in front of me.

I feel an unease these days. I feel like time is passing by quicker than usual even though the days seem to be longer than usual. So long in fact that yesterday I got so sleepy that I think I fell asleep for a few seconds as I was walking towards my car to go home. That's rather dangerous isn't it? And yet time seems to be passing by very quickly and I feel like each day I age about a year. May be the summer is bringing me down. I don't know. I'm not sure.

I was reading the book I've not been writing for the past few years. I liked it. I wanted to write more but I didn't. Instead I thought about things and people who are both quite useless. I should have written instead. I should have thought about the story, a story that aches to be written if only I would look at it with passion. We waste our passions sometimes and it is the saddest thing in the world. Yes it has to be the saddest thing in the world.

Thursday, July 04, 2013


Suzanna by The Art Company

Anshuman and I were driving down to Sharjah yesterday and I chanced upon this song on one of his CDs. I remember I was not much exposed to western music as a kid. I remember seeing this song on this TV program which used to come late at night called Top of the pops. It's such a sweet song about a disastrous first date. It makes me smile. I was listening to it all the way to office in the morning and I just had to sing along at the top of my voice and dance in my seat. Who cares what anyone thinks as they whiz by you!