Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Chapter 1: The Bookslinger

A saga of myth, legend and cramming before the exams!

Chapter 1

The Hooded Stranger fled across the Desert of Study-Leave and SwitchBlade the Bookslinger followed...His well used reference books nestled cozily in their holsters which criss-crossed about his waist.His hall ticket neatly folded and placed in his breast pocket.

The path he followed was one that had on several earlier occasions been trod by Bookslingers on a similar pursuit... to conquer the Hooded Stranger. Not much was known of this stranger apart from his name. 'The Final Exam' was what he was called by the ancients. A name that has haunted every Bookslinger over the ages and SwitchBlade was no exception.

This was a path he had willingly chosen to follow, knowing fully well the consequences of failure. SwitchBlade knelt down in the sand and rested, his body moaning with fatigue and hunger. He surveyed the Desert around him. The company of friends and the warmth of his loved ones were now nothing but a mirage in the scorching heat of the noon sun. Now he was alone. All he had to keep him company were his maddening thoughts.

His mission to conquer the 'The Final Exam' had turned him into a maniac. A thoughtful yet focussed maniac."Only a week left before I catch up with my Stranger", mumbled SwitchBlade to himself. His speech was less coherent than ever before. Endless weeks in the Desert of Study-Leave did that to you. Lesser Bookslingers would have lost hope by now."But not me!", he thought to himself.

He had no aides on this mission. Only his trusted reference books. Their well-used pages falling apart and their lines marked with fluoroscent ink, the books had come to his rescue several times in the past.They would not fail him this time either.He prayed that they wouldnt....

A quick swig from his waterbag and he was ready to go once more.He picked himself up off the ground and dusted the sand from his denims. Onward he pushed toward his Hooded Stranger. To conquer his Goal. To taste the sweet taste of freedom. The distance that seperated him from his destiny shortened with every step he took.What lay ahead... only time would tell.....

Monday, November 28, 2005

The Last Tenor

Had a dream last night. Dreamt I was singing Con Te Partiro in true tenor style well enough to give Bocelli a complex! Guess this is what happens when you (try to) study too much!

Saturday, November 26, 2005

Meatless Day!!

25th of November is Meatless Day!!
I've always celebrated this day by eating a lot of meat! The logic I apply is quite simple. If every living person were a pure vegan, would the people who campaign for Vegetarianism have any purpose in life? I mean, they would be totally jobless! They would have nothing to give speeches on or rally about! Hence i celebrate the day by giving animal rights activists and campaigning Vegans something to live for!! Long live the memory of Sadhu Vaswani!!

Personally, I dont believe in the Vedas but to all those who are practising Vegans (and are Hindus), please take a look at the following link. I dont mean to make fun of anyones beliefs but this is something that demands an answer and i would love to hear what people think about this.


Wednesday, November 23, 2005

New Blog Spot!!

This is my new blog spot. Decided to leave blogsource coz they cant format stuff for peanuts. Am gonna continue posting here hence-forward-onwards.

If you wanna check out any of my old blogs they are still available at www.exnihilo.blogsource.com