Tuesday, March 18, 2014

The true colors of Holi.


It’s been an awfully long gap between posts here, and even though no one really noticed, there, I brought it to your notice. I dint update this space for past two weeks because whenever I think of something to write all I can think of is some random rants. 
March is not the best month of the year for me, so far. I also think Holi brings out the true colors of some people.

A colleague who thinks if he says something with a smiling face anything rude will sound sweet, a friend of decades showing her true colors, unexpected hurtful comments and misunderstanding coming from all possible directions, my whatsapp has witnessed it all this month. Suddenly I am that line on the periphery of the dart board, where all the darts eventually land. I suspect that everyone thinks that I am responsible for that missing plane! People, honestly it’s not me, I am praying for its safe arrival too so stop throwing your dirty socks at me.

Long ago when things went wrong I succumbed to my couch with a tub of ice cream watching F.R.I.E.N.D.S episodes back to back. It is still an effective therapy. It makes my problems appear insignificant. My favorite character Phoebe, whose father was in jail, mother committed suicide, twin sister a porn star and no education or a secure job was so happy! None of these issues are applicable to me and I am so grumpy. :-o

I have to refrain from saying a lot of things here, because I am not anonymous. Everyone from my neighbor’s dog to the security at office knows that I blog. So even though I am locally popular as a blogger, this popularity is not really anything to do with the writing, it is more like being scrutinized word by word, line by line and being interrogated inside lifts, grocery bays and parking lots.

So on the whole March is a mess. And there is a missing plane which proved to the whole world that our ‘technology advance’ is limited to face recognition and fingerprint scanning on smartphones. Both of which doesn't work if you wear too much make up or suffer a cut from dicing vegetables. Beyond that, there is just thin air. We are just a race who thinks we are great but a whole jet with 239 people is gone and we are still looking up at the sky, mouths open.

And then some people resort to facebook to make jokes about the missing jet and create cartoons out of them. Is it possible to replace those 239 persons on MH370 with these inappropriate facebook jokers and some others from my hit list? Just asking. Because in that case, we could just stop searching.


Hope you guys had a happy Holi! Mine was colorful too, colors mainly being black and brown. 

Don’t ask.

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20 comments:

  1. seriously. Some months can be truly horrible when lots of things come crashing down simultaneously... but you, your point on Phoebe is worth pondering on... she smiles and makes it through life even with all that crap around her. Perhaps we can too. Just got to stop focusing on the really negative things.
    Its not easy... but it can be very satisfying.. also, stay away from clicking negative article news headlines for awhile.. it only depresses me more and more.

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    1. Yeah in times like.this, Phoebe is.my inspiration to stay cheerful!

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  2. "Colleague saying something rude with a smile thinking it will sound sweet"
    I HATE SUCH PEOPLE!! I KNOW SUCH PEOPLE!
    And the jokes and memes about the missing plane!
    How can ppl be so inhuman?

    btw the notification of this post isnt coming on my blog roll. :O

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    1. Insensitive people who view this piece of news like some Sci fi thriller and nothing else.

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  3. it is so sad that they still couldn't find the plane. Imagine the condition of the family. They don't know whether their loved ones are alive or dead. And don't worry March has still not ended :) good things can happen anytime.

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    1. Thanks Rajlekshmi.
      Welcome to this space.
      And true this awfully long wait must be killing them slowly.

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  4. Aww.. I hate to see you grumpy like this. One reason that I have not really publicized my blog is solely this - I can rant here! My hubby tells me to make a separate blog for cribbing :)
    Anyway, there are so many juicy, conspiracy theories hovering around the plane. Nobody really cares about the 239 people on board. This is what the world is coming to. We are looking for a sci-fi thriller in what can be an actual tragedy..

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    1. Honestly I also want to crib anonymously. :-(
      And yes somewhere a mean film producer must be thinking about ways to make a film out of this and earn some quick bucks!

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  5. March was always ominous...Remember what happened to Julius Caesar? Beware the ides of March... :( ...

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    1. Also all exams happen in.March so it can never be good for anyone!

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  7. Just like Amoga above said, March indeed is ominous. I have noticed in the last 4-5 years that Feb and March are the worst months for me.

    Great blog! Red-Handed led me here.

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    1. Looks like March is going to be here forever :-(

      Thanks ! Cant get enough of Red Handed's posts...they are the most awesome !

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  8. Anita,

    Read 2 posts. Hope you have been able to motivate him to do some exercise. I agree that true colours of people do become visible on Holi. The MH 370 going missing is really mysterious. I hope and pray that it is a case of hijack and all passengers are safe.

    Take care

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    1. True. I really wish for a happy ending for MH370.

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  9. Yup. Some months can be horrible. I personally don't like Holi. Had a skin infection years ago and messed up the skin just below my eyes for months. Since that time, once bitten always shy! Also regarding the missing plane, it shows we are either incompetent as a human race or there's more to it than meets the eye.

    There's always April after March <-- supposed to be a motivational quote - I made :P

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    1. Thats a very inspiring motivational quote ! :D You should write more of those !!!

      And same pinch about Holi...my skin is also super sensitive to everything and Holi colors are the dreaded ones for me too!

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  10. This is my first time visiting your blog Anita, and I must admit your posts are really witty and interesting. Good read.
    By the way your frustration is evident from the style of your writing. You hate holi so much or is it just the normal day life?? :P

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    1. Thank you so much Ashish. Welcome to the page!

      Just Normal March blues ! :D

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