Showing posts from May, 2009

White lines in the sky

Most of you would have seen the trail of a high speed plane in the sky. It looks like a line of clouds and I don't know about others but as a kid, I was convinced that these were rockets being launched into outer space.

Today I saw one such plane and the same white line. I thought out loud that it's not very often that we get to see this white line now, and was wondering why has the frequency reduced. My friend gave me the answer that hit me hard, mostly coz it may be true: It's not that the planes have reduced, we have stopped looking into the sky as often as we used to.

girl in the frame

Is she watching the girl in the frame, or is the girl in the frame watching her?

Counting Day

My first brush with counting day was sometime in the late 1980s (I think it was the time when Rajiv Gandhi lost power but I am not sure). Those were not the times of Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) and counting had to be done manually, so it went on for a few days. There were discussions on the TV this whole time (TV meant only DD then by the way) and my father and his friends used to be glued to television this whole time. Everyone used to bring the news paper from his home and the news paper boy was asked to deliver all the papers for those few days so that they had the benefit of the analysis from as many fronts as possible. There were animated discussions, points, counter-points, bets, long winded discussions not leading to any conclusion; and all this came to an end only with a formal declaration of the election results. Being in government jobs, most of them opted for casual leaves at this time; and those who did go to the office, simply continued with the group in the office.