Monday, March 9, 2009

Moments...

It felt like I was transported to an entirely different world today- I saw the most beautiful place ever- a war memorial, with rows after rows of graves; all set in white marble, and of British soldiers who died way back in the forties. Yet there was something so breathtakingly beautiful and calm about that place, complete with well-manicured lawns and white archways with pink Bougainvillaea creepers, that it was almost surreal. A haven set in the midst of nowhere. The serenity of the place was numbing. You could hear a leaf let go of its hold to a tree, wind its way down in a spiral course and hit the soft earth below. If it were not for the top of a hillock from where half of Delhi was visible, I'd have bet my I-pod that I was back in Goa. 
It is actually a tad unsettling that one minute, here you are, sitting at home, reading 'Introduction to Graphics' and cursing your luck; and ten minutes later it seems like you have travelled miles to a distant land, to a different time, leaving the humdrum of Delhi far, far behind.

15 comments:

Swapnil said...

Naaaiiiicccceeee...

Saumit said...

Why only "Introduction to Graphics"... Curse UNP equally!!

Adisha said...

Leaf let go of it's hold of the tree... Beautiful !!! Serenity is a rare comodity these days ....

Happy studying .. :)

Cheers,
adisha

Dylan said...

wow!!!! wen i started reading dis..i hoped dat i wud die laughing and make jokes on every sentence in da blog!!!! but its awesum!!!! gr8 work!!! btw soilders died in da forties... and even b4 dat!!!! seriously!!! now dats a thought to ponder abt!!!!
da dude!!!!
dylan!!!

Dylan said...

and dont show off wid ur i pod!!!!

Appy said...

whats the thought to ponder about, again?

aditya said...

u forgt to thank me fr d experience....
hahhaaa. neva mind...
by d way .. nt all soldiers were brits...
half o dem were indians....
dats d irony of it..
indians foght a war... n vry proudly established a memorial in d memory of thousands hu dies in it... withiut realisin dat it wasnt their war... they were mere pawns hired by d brits on cost o their lives...
it ws d ignorance n d mere lust of recognition dat costed these soldiers der lives... ..wat say.. nt soo beautiful nw is it???? hehe sry to add d sad part...
adi

Appy said...

Thanks for the experience, honestly! :)
N what you are saying is true, just that sometimes it IS better to see the prettier side of things... 'coz there's no dearth of depressing stuff really.

Swapnil said...

I agree App . completely for once ;)

Chimu said...

I am sure it was a breathtaking sight! Did u click any snaps? If yes then u could have included some of them as well, so that we could get a feel of it :P nice blog anyway .. i read most of ur posts.. :)

Appy said...

@Saumit - UNP I managed, Graphics I'll probably scrape through ;)

@Swaps - I'm glad. And App sounds cute .. lol

@Chinmay - Thanks, and no, i couldn't take any pictures, next time I'll be more prepared. Also, welcome on board, although I'm no oldie here myself.

nitish kumar said...

awesome post really!! btw,whr r the graves i wanna visit1!! and any particular reason for mixing goa with war memorials and graves??


nitish...

Appy said...

Oh no, it wasn't the part with graves that made me think of Goa, just the general aura of the place - the tranquility basically.

mohitparikh said...

u r a very good writer- there is honesty, simplicity and the choice of words is nice.

Sushant said...

" You could hear a leaf let go of its hold to a tree, wind its way down in a spiral course and hit the soft earth below."

This is vivid and really lyrical prose... :)

Love your writing style in this short piece

Somehow you seem to know all the right expressions and words :)

Keep Posting and I will Keep Reading