‘You were never really here?’ Who is?

So I began my bright Sunday morning by watching the trailer of ‘You were never really here’ which portrayed the severely talented Joaquin Phoenix parading with a dark beard into darker corridors…rescuing some girl on his shoulders, who was told to shut her eyes and obviously miss all the fun as Mr. Brooding went about bludgeoning and shooting people in his way..

I call him severely talented because whenever I watch him, I kinda feel like reaching inside the movie and asking him, “You do know it’s a film rite….all make-believe? Lighten up buddy, we are all going to die in the end..”

The trailer was soooooo depressing ….they even had a visual of the girl…yeah the same girl he rescued sometime back after so much blood and brain splatter… falling into a dark abyss….

Talk about performance bonus?

I mean the movie was designed to tell you to go fuck yourself because the world sucks… The abyss scene was their final hammer on the head in case you missed their initial subtle attempts at pushing you over the brink🙄

I wonder who likes to pay and see such depressing stuff….supremely happy people dying of joy who probably want to balance it out or…. the seriously suicidal who are wondering what’s holding them back…?

And while I was watching the trailer, my chin pimple who was just a somber-looking dot in the morning started throbbing and is now a wholesome teenager growing by leaps and bounds. I attribute it entirely to the sad-orphins unleashed by this trailer and a wee bit to the enormous eclair consumed the earlier nite.

I mean the name of the movie at least should have served a warning to me….yet I went ahead and plunged right in…first thing in the morning…that too on a Sunday….my bad

And seriously what is America’s obsession with the apocalyptic future and weird looking superheroes and then our critics the same ones who celebrate Avengers say Indian movies are not realistic…

Why is a bunch of Indian girls going on an excessively priced holiday to Phuket in Veere Di Wedding and commenting about orgasms dressed in their Hermes and Gucci bikinis more frivolous than a ten feet tall Thanos sprouting a teeny weeny nose and destroying half the universe…mind you only half…because otherwise, it would die of over-use of resources? Seriously? That’s your logic or some seriously lazy writing? I mean even a 5-year-old has more twists in his cookie stealing story.

And guess what, this moron, Thanos has been bestowed with those universal gems by the universe…what an excessively retarded view of the universal intelligence…if that is there is any left..?

I am sure the critics will write that “You were never really…’ is a great great movie and great screenplay and blah blah…but seriously why all good stuff has to be so gloriously depressing…

And why is America so pessimistic about their future…I don’t see one green tree, a blue lake or a happy child in their futuristic movies…Even if he is there, I am sure they are going to shoot down his family the next moment. Everbody is just killing everybody else. And if the ugliness is not enough, you have those seriously hideous transformer thingies parading stupidly across town mowing down buildings….

Deadpool is the only seriously bright pinpoint of light in this dark superhero world…at least the guy has a sense of humor.

And you would think with so many wars and bloodshed behind us, at least we could imagine a more evolved future….but no luck….

In case you are wondering why I am ranting so endlessly about a movie I am….errr… most certainly going to watch (fan loyalty is a bonafide affliction after all), it’s because the alternative is writing a story that’s currently not going anywhere…or like they say ‘was never really here’


wake up

IMG_1413.jpgWake up…it’s time….it’s time for us to begin….we have waited in the corners for too long….too long for the sun to go up….to brighten the dark recesses ….it’s time to be the sun ….to be what you want from life….only then the wanting stops…..the sun is in u….so are the stars….so is the black hole…u are the microcosm of the universe and many others …..so pic up the gauntlet and strike deep….strike big…..keep striking…..one page at a time ….one word at a time

The impotence of hope

pexels-photo-415380.jpegHope beguiled me

Harking lost yesterdays, fat tomorrows

Trying to make me miss ‘today’

By worrying about what should be


But what good is hope,

If not a ‘trussed up’ past

A lamentation of lost longings, missed loves,

The regret of a life lived too fast


That which is new, hope can never say

For hope feeds on memory, on reproach

Trying to fix life the familiar way


Then why is it that Tomorrow, when it comes,

Looks like Today?


So I choose to live this day, intensely, wholly

Plunge into its mystery, its wonder, its play

Letting it weave its story, have its say


Today is ‘now’, it’s me’

The ‘me’ of raging possibility

No longer do I seek this impotent hope

Of what ‘should’ be

For I am living it right now

What I need to be

Passionate, joyful, free

like about now

Miss u ….like abt now….coffee does that to me….makes me feel full of beans….infact spillin them all over your moss green carpet, the one with grape juice stain…..there is so much we have to do….write shitty poetry in an olive field….trudge up a winding Tuscan road..pick wildflowers and sleep the afternoon under a twisty ol tree….drink cheap wine and eat plump pears with sticky juice dribbling down our wrists and argue over what place to travel to next….. sleep in a cold tent with holes in the roof with starlight streaming down on us…..make love in a slow chugging train with the moon peeping in thru the window slats……watch the sun climb up a pink sky….there are places to go to….stories to make….new worlds to imagine…..with you

The right to eat

IMG_6815.jpgIn the past few days there has been so much hue and cry about the slaughter ban without any real understanding of the situation. The ban is not going to prevent the poor animals being slaughtered in slaughter houses, but only prevent their indiscriminate slaughter, often done through the most cruel, outdated and unhygienic methods (usually done in back alleys of slums, polluting the surrounding areas as well as exposing children and people to abject cruelty, which our middle and upper-income classes are conveniently spared from witnessing).

At least in certified slaughterhouses, the use of stun guns or other methods are enforceable by law to prevent cruelty. But in unregulated places, no such laws! And that too the ban is only prevalent for milch animals. The poor chickens, sheep, pigs and goat will still continue to be killed for our archaic religious practices and food (read Gadhimai massacre).

People who are against this ban generally have no ground understanding of how much cruelty animals undergo at such places or how many of our native milch species are now seriously endangered or how much of ground pollution is caused by these practices. They are most bothered about their right to eat meat. (Don’t worry your right is fully protected).

Those arguing that their eating meat is maintaining natural balance, please get your facts right. The world is facing mass extinction of species, this time because of human beings.
Roughly 30% of the crops we grow are fed to animals. The latest UN Food and Agriculture Organisation reports (mind you, not some vegan hilly billy) livestock are responsible for 14.5% of man-made greenhouse gas emissions – the same amount produced by all the world’s cars, planes, boats, and trains. So nature sadly does not want you to balance anymore, thank you!

Those arguing for the right of economically poorer sections being denied their right to the meat and cheap food, please wake up and look around. Almost all their rights are denied because we are simply too many greedy people chasing too few resources. They dont have a choice, but we do.

And for the gaurakshaks, the exploitation of cows will continue till we consume dairy. Face the hard truth, the cow does not want to be your mother. So go back to your own mommy. She only wants to mother her calf who is snatched only days old from her and killed. She too is then dragged when only 5-7 years old to be slaughtered because she does not give milk anymore (her natural age span being 18-20 yrs). Otherwise, the billion dollar dairy industry would not be viable. So stop the hypocrisy. But while you are at it, start protecting the buffalo too. She should be your mother by the same logic.

To conclude, if we the middle and upper-income classes stop consuming so any resources, especially so much meat and dairy, we will be doing everyone a favor.

Anyone wanting to pull your head out of the sand and know the truth, please develop the courage to watch films like https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKFUtN35mY8earthlings

For the rest of us, we can keep intellectually discussing the abject tragedy of losing our precious right to eating cholesterol and hormone riddled junk over copious amounts of milky coffee and chicken burgers.


My river so deep

The waves tiptoe gently over my river so deep

A river longing to speak

Of a shining sun trapped below the rubble

A torrent of thunder rolling under the sea

A song of joy now stifled in the silent creek

And while the vastness of me trembles under the heap

Life calls out to the shores beyond

Lingering, pulling, waiting for me to seek

I could drink up the sky, breathe in some forest

or soar alongside a mountain peak

But to break the cocoon, it takes willful might

Treading a trail uncharted and steep

So I choose the comfort of herds

While my fingers cloy at my grief

tearing some skin, blistering a wound

of failed loves and new hurts

The pain reeks of remorse and retribution

Accustomed, familiar and cheap

So while my heart throbs with an ancient song

to un-cage the spirit from its sleep

I choose to look away

And lie still with my river so deep

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