Thursday, March 31, 2011

Cricket…Craze &… Cedilla

Yesterday was the India-Pakistan Semi Final. The thrill of the game had made the entire nation bleed blue and a cricket crazy agency that we are, Cedilla Communications too was all drenched in the true colours of the game. So, ladies and gentlemen presenting you a glimpse of the game in our very own Cricket Crazy Cedilla!!! Here we go… 

The screen is set and the action begins….

Yes we created our Team Cedilla logo & t-shirts to cheer for our very own Team India

Bleeding Blue...
Blowing her our own trumpet…
Munching over the match….
Match is on…mustache gone…
Cheerfulness on the cheek…
Knock them out…

Cricket is contagious…so are the colours…

 At the end it was a magnificent match that indeed brought in a great glory to India. :)

Saturday, March 26, 2011

वक़्त नहीं

इस दौड़ती भागती ज़िन्दगी मैं 
फुरसत के दो कदम साथ चलने को वक़्त नहीं
पैसो की चाहत मे, आपनी चाहत के लिए वक़्त नहीं 
वक़्त नहीं है, उन छोटी-छोटी खुशियों को बाटने का 
कामियाबी की चाहत मे, जशन मानाने का भी वक़्त नहीं

बीत गई ज़िन्दगी, ख्वाबो की हकीकत तराशने मे
अब इस हकीकत को जीने का भी वक़्त नहीं 
सब है यहाँ, दोस्त भी है, रिश्ते नाते भी 
रिश्तों की इस डोर को बाधे रखने का भी वक़्त नहीं

Show Me The Money

It seems I just can’t get enough of my train adventures and clicks. So here I am with another one. Saw this one put up on the wall of the compartment I was travelling in. I just have one question for the one who came up with this idea of getting his/her tale of misery to be put on display in the train and expect us to offer ‘Urgent Help’ with our hard-earned money. Dude you think we don’t have no brains at all? No…no…tell me...well i too need cash... Urgent Cash I mean…can you give me pleaseeeeeeee!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Another one from my train journeys

Everyday on my journey to destination- office, I see a reflection of myself in their eyes in the train. Eyes that tell a story of life and its learning. Of joy and happiness…of pains and sorrows…of dreams and desires…of struggles and sacrifices.

Eyes…some reflect my past, some tell the story of my present, and some bring me a glimpse of the future.  I see myself in the laughter of that small little girl sitting on her mother’s lap enjoying every mundane view outside the window from her innocent eyes. I see myself in the teenager brushing through the notes at the last moment before her exams. I see myself in that young professional sitting half dozed off, tuned in to music amidst a mind full of ambitions and ambiguity. I find my soul lost in the infinite thoughts that the pregnant lady carries in her mind of her unborn child. Hiding away the pain and unease with the pleasure of motherhood, she is going to obtain. I glimpse a slice of myself in that middle aged women sitting at the centre juggling between work and home, gulping down her breakfast in hurry. I see myself in the old lady with grey hair at the corner reading The Bible completely isolated and submerged in her own world. And I see a reflection of me in all their eyes. And I find a part of me inside each one of them.

Monday, March 7, 2011

What’s in the name...A lot actually

Ever since I landed into this part of India, the vast cultural and linguistic differences between the south and the rest of the country has constantly kept me at surprise from time to time…and just when I convince myself saying that now am very much used to this land and the differences have blended within, I discover something new again that leaves me...well just with a smile on my face now.

This is a board I noticed at the station I catch my train from. It is called ‘Chennai Fort’. What is so special about this? Well it is in the name. The name in Tamil says ‘Chennai Kottai’. ‘Kottai’ in Tamil means ‘Fort’, which is quite evident from the English version of the name here. But the fun lies in the Hindi version of it. Even if one ignores the blunder made with the spellings here, it still doesn’t make any sense to you if you skip the English or Tamil version. ‘Kottai’ for sure is a word in Tamil that makes perfect sense when written in Tamil but when you use the same as it is in Hindi it just leaves you...well confused! But then this is Tamil Nadu dude. Enchanting ‘Tamil’ Nadu...Mind it! :)