Friday, February 13, 2009

Gaadi Bula Rahi Hai....

Ahhhh Finally....I am done with all my pending work in time. The most scary bit was Financial Planning and Tax Declaration stuff, which I somehow managed to do in time and now I am all set to go on my most awaited (can I say 'well deserved') Vacations. It's been almost one and a half year since I went on a Chhutti.

I'll be leaving for Chennai early morning tomorrow and as soon as I am back, I will be packing bags for My Long Awaited Rajasthan Trip. I might/might not be able to check my mails/comments/messages in between. So all of you who believe in V Day - A very happy Valentines Day. Those who don't care, a Very Happy V Day to you too. Those who are planning to send Pink Chaddis to M.Muthalik (Thanks Abha for introducing the Man & the mission to me) send him one on my behalf. Those who are getting Pink Chuddies, Bhagwaan Ram Unhein Sadbuddhi De.

A Peshull wala thanks to Trinaa, who called me A Gentleman on her blog. (Koi serious Galatfehmi ho gayi hai kahin, jo wapas aa kar theek karni hogi).

I'll be travelling by train after a long-long time, can't wait to sit on those blue seats and have moongfali, read the books I'll be carrying...borrow/lend cheap film magz...have Nimboo-Kakdi, Chana-Masala, Jhaal-Mudi, Allam-Gallam...(Hawayi Safar Mein Wo Baat Kahaan Jo Chhuk Chhuk Gaadi Ke Safar mein Hai...)

Song of the moment : Gaadi Bula Rahi Hai...Seeti Baja Rahi Hai...

Poem of the moment : One of my most favorite poems

पथ की पहचान - कवि : हरिवंश राय बच्चनपूर्व चलने के बटोही, बाट की पहचान कर ले
पुस्तकों में है नहीं
छापी गई इसकी कहानी
हाल इसका ज्ञात होता
है ना औरों की ज़बानी

अनगिनत राही गये
इस राह से उनका पता क्या
पर गये कुछ लोग इस पर
छोड पैरों की निशानी

यह निशानी मूक हो कर
भी बहुत कुछ बोलती है
खोल इसका अर्थ पंथी
पंथ का अनुमान कर ले

पूर्व चलने के बटोही, बाट की पहचान कर ले

यह बुरा है या कि अच्छा
व्यर्थ दिन इस पर बिताना
अब असंभव छोड यह पथ
दूसरे पर पग बढाना

तू इसे अच्छा समझ
यात्रा सरल इससे बनेगी
सोच मत केवल तुझे ही
यह पडा मन में बिठाना

हर सफ़ल पंथी यही
विश्वास ले इस पर बढा है
तू इसी पर आज अपने
चित्त का अवधान कर ले

पूर्व चलने के बटोही, बाट की पहचान कर ले

है अनिश्चित किस जगह पर
सरित, गिरी, गहवर मिलेंगे
है अनिश्चित किस जगह पर
बाग बन सुंदर मिलेंगे

किस जगह यात्रा खत्म
हो जाएगी यह भी अनिश्चित
है अनिश्चित कब सुमन कब
कंटकों के शर मिलेंगे

कौन सहसा छूट जाएंगें
मिलेंगे कौन सहसा
पडे कुछ भी रुकेगा
तु ऐसी आन कर ले

पूर्व चलने के बटोही, बाट की पहचान कर ले

(Image: The Wanderer Above The Sea Of Clouds by Caspar David Friedrich)

For Indian Comic Book Lovers - Here is an interesting article in Time Out Mumbai on Sunny The Super Sleuth- The early 80s comic book series where Sunil Gavaskar played a Superhero. Besides I have started a Chitrakathaa Group on Google Groups here, you can join it and discuss/share your favorite Comic Books/Characters/Superheroes etc.

For all you Animation Enthusiasts and Professionals, this one is a must read: Design With A Purpose - An Interview with Ralph Eggleston.
Oscar Winning Director*/Wall.E Production Designer Ralph is interviewed by Ron Barbagallo, Director, Animation Art Conservation.
(Ron was genrous enough and permitted me to post a link to this wonderful interview on my blog.)
*2002 - Best Animated Short Film - For The Birds

For those who love cute posts and lovely baby pics, check out Abha's Blog.


Sneha Shrivastava said...

i agree ki hewai udaan mai wo baat keha jo chuk chuk train mai hai or wo bhi NonAc Boggie mai.
happy journey.

Rafiq Raja said...

Oh... TF.... I forgot to reply to your post..... since you are in Chennai, let me know if you could meet sometime someday...... hehehe..... if you see this message just mail me your contact number, or I will reply to you my contact number.....

If you have already things lined up, don't stress... we can always meet online :)

Enjoy your vacation.

deluded said...

gaadi kahaan hai?

Me said...

have a masssst chutti time :) aur wapas aakey post ur pics... hum bhi dekhein ki kaisi rahi vacation.

swati said...

Rajasthan??its a beautiful place..
njoi..n happy journey!

DMulan said...

you've got something on my blog :)

Unknown said...

Have loads of Fun!!!

Mama - Mia said...

have fun dude! aur chennai tak aa rahe ho, Bangalore mein nahi?! hadd hoti hai!!

and thanks for the generous mentions!! i am honoured! :)



ps: Rajasthan? I am VERY jealous!!!!!!

Toonfactory said...

@ Sneha - By the way humne Non AC compartment mein hi suffer I mean safar kiya...bachcho ki chill-po ke saath.

@ Rafiq - It was great meeting you in Chennai dude :)

@ Deluded - Gaadi station par hi hogi...aur kahaan?

@ Harshita - Zaroor, gonna post tons of pics.

@ Swati - Thanks.

@ Divya - Thanks a ton.

@ Paaro - Thanks

@ Abha - Daud Bhaag wala plan tha so couldn't plan Blore in between. Leaving for Rajasthan tonight

Richa said...

all the best, have fun.. i know how nice it is to be on trains :D

Shruti said...

aap aa gaye waapas? Kaisa raha long vacation? :) One n a half year since u got a vacation! workaholic!

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